Wednesday, March 31, 2010

To the Wonderful Ladies at E.L.M.!

So today's post is a picture of something I just whipped up, literally, just made some nice little bags of cookies and chocolate eggs for the amazing women who take care of my little ones while I'm at work. (I'll admit I had a little help from Pilsbury..but I did the rest myself). I knew I wanted to do something but wasn't sure what, so I decided to make cookies and then wanted to use some scraps up. I had some precut Top Notes from last year's sale-a-bration paper, and also some ribbon left from last years sale-a-bration, so I went with that. I used the Oval die with the Big Shot and also used the wide oval punch to punch out "Happy Easter" using the Well Scripted set out of the mini. This took me from start to finish (once cookies had cooled), 45minutes, would've been much faster if I had planned it the night before, but still not bad for a nights work! See how quickly hand made gifts can be made! I think I might venture into making some wedding favours. Anywho, a big shout out to the women at E.L.M., you make my days at work alot easier knowing my little ones are happy as can be! Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Congrats Kim and Ryan!

Good evening all! Hope you all are having a good week-end. Aaron and I had a wonderful time at one of my best friends's wedding, Kim and Ryan. So being the card maker that I am, I made this little card for them. I used Fifth Ave. Floral (of course!), and the greeting is from the Well Scripted set in the Occaisions mini. Colours are Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral, and Chocolate Chip. Simple yet elegant don't you think? Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by! Steph

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bunny Family

Good afternoon all! Here is my little bunny family - aren't they adorable! I can't take all the credit, I saw the original on a site I like to visit and so I did one first using Chocolate Chip...I like him but thought he was a little I made one with Sahara Sand...then thought well these guys need one more I made one with Close to Cocoa, and voila, my little family. The bodies are made using 2 Top Note Dies, ears are the Wide Oval and Large Oval punches, feet are the Wide Oval Punch, nose is the Heart Trio punch and various circle punches for the eyes, mouth and spots on feed. I sponged all the edges to give them a little more depth and then put a little bow on one ear. Filled with dollar store Easter basket filler stuff (have no idea what this stuff is really called) and then filled with chocolate eggs. Nice little gifts for teachers and co-workers don't you think? Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Winter Blues Event

Hello all! This is a pic of a card that was on display
at a Stampin'Up! event I went to in February.
So it is not one I made and so I cannot take credit for it, but I wanted to share it with you all as I think it's a great example of how versatile the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set it is. I've even used it for wedding invitations! I love the scallop punch they used around the edges of the white cardstock. It has taken a bit of pracitce but I too have been able to make the scallop edge around some rectangles and squares. If you have these punches and would like to learn how, please visit this very talented Stampin'Up! lady's site, I have the link at the bottom of this post. And the ribbon butterflies, how cute! Colours are Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry, and the Happy Birthday is from the Well Scripted stamp set in the current Occaisions Mini.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Oma's Garden

Good evening all. Hope you were able to get out and enjoy this wonderful weather today. Had a great day today, blueberry pancakes with Grandpa and Oma, and then a nice long hike and supper at Grandpa Steve-o's (that's what my kids call my dad). Today's post is another layout I did with the Sweet Pea DSP. It's not one for the class coming up though, I'm working on those, they'll have a little more detail to them. This one is fairly simple but I find the paper is so nice you don't need much to finish the page off. Colours are So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Regal Rose and Old Olive. The butterflies again are from the hostess set God's Beauty (retired, sorry!). If you like this, make sure you sign up for the class in May...if you already have a package of Sweet Pea DSP, the class is only $12.00 for 4 pages (2 double layouts). Take care and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sweet Peas!

Good evening everyone! Isn't this weather wonderful - I am ready to get into my garden, but still have lots of scrapbooking on my mind - dilemas! Today's post is a double page layout I did using the DSP from the Sweet Pea package in the Occaisions Mini catalogue. It's a great deal, and awesome colours. I also used a flower and half back pearl on each page from the Pretties kit, I really like these embellishments. To finish it off I stamped some butterflies using last years hostess set "God's Beauty", a set I think I'll hang onto even though it's retired, it goes well with so many things. I'll be posting information on a scrapbook
class I'll be having in May for National Scrapbooking month, the class will feature layouts like this using the Sweet Pea paper, stay tuned for details! Enjoy the sunshine and have a great week-end! Steph

Monday, March 15, 2010


Good afternoon all! Here's the page we did for our Club night Friday, featuring some really cool sale-a-bration products. We used mostly in-colours; Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, and Sale-a-bration DSP. The large flowe is from the Pretties kit and I used a build-a-brad for the centre (love these!) I used the large oval punch to punch out the word and definition "simple" from the Define Your Life" set, and lastly, I used my brand new Timeless Type Stampin'Up! alphabet for my Big Shot (love this too!) Under the title we punched a piece of cardstock using the Scallop Trim border punch which is also a sale-a-bration hurry and get your orders in to take advantage of this really cool deal - buy $65.00 in Stampin'Up! product and receive a free set or punch out of the sale-a-bration catalogue. Order on-line if you wish at
Sale-a-bration ends March 31st, contact me today!
Thanks for stopping by, Steph

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers

I just love this set! It's so versatile. You can use it for Get Well cards, Sympathy Cards, and yes I have even used it for a wedding invitation! Here's a simple Thinking of you card. Colours are Kraft, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip. I used a makeup applicator and sponged ink from ink pads to make the sky and grass, colours were bashful blue, sahara sand, old olive, and garden green. To finish it off I ran a piece of chocolate chip through the crimper as I was out of chip ribbon. Voila! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Easel card

Hello All! Just freshly back from an awesome week end of scrapbooking! Will have lots of pages to post in the next few days. As I am still unpacking I am posting a card I made last week at my monthly Stampin'Up meeting. We used the set Pun Fun. The whale is water coloured using the aqua painter, which I wasn't too fond of but have grown a little fonder of. Colours are Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron. The DSP behind the whale is from the Sweet Pea package in the Occasions Mini 0 LOVE this paper! It's my favourite and I am stocking up! Available only til April 30th! Hope you like and see you soon, thanks for dropping by! Steph