Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lovin' the Punhes!

Hello All!  Well it was an awesome weekend, despite a small mishap involving my fridge and right hand, 2 hours at Newbury Emerg. and all I get is a bandaid!  Thanks to Elaine and mom for fixing me up the following day, it's much better now!
Today's card is one we made a the Scrapbook day Saturday.  I used the Lovely as a Tree set with Always Artichoke for the branches, and then Cherry Cobble and Old Olive for the Delightful Decorations.  The greeting is stamped with Cherry Cobbler and then I used my Old Olive marker to colour in a bit of the decoration.  The stamp set I used is called Word Play and I really love it!  I used dimensionals to pop out the decorations once I punched them out.  Hope you like and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Feeling Festive!

Good evening all!  So I'm feeling very festive tonight!  I still have 12 sets of cards to cut but really wanted to spruce up my blog, about 5 minutes in MDS and then 2 hours with Blogger and voila!  Hope you like!  Today's card is my version of one I saw on Jackie Topa's site.  It uses the Thoughts and Prayers set.  Jackie chalked her background which looks beautiful, but I needed something a little more simple for my last Club night so I decided to use some Naturals Confetti paper instead of chalking.  The Confetti paper has just enough  of a fleck to it that it gives it character (hard to see on my pic, hubby is out of town so I'm left taking my pics and well, I must admit it's one thing he's better at!)  I used Stampin'Write markers to colour the tree stamp and then stamped onto the Confetti paper.  Then I stamped the greeting from the Scenic Season set using Early Espresso.  I used scraps of White to make snow and then applied Dazzling Diamonds to the edges.  Hope you like!  Have a good night and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just a reminder of the Crop Day/Christmas Card Class this Saturday, still a few spots left, call or e-mail me to reserve yours!  519-287-2876 or stampaholicsteph@gmail.com Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's a Small World!

Hello All!  Well I had a wonderful weekend, time with the family at the parade, pizza and a Christmas movie last night, and today was the Eagle show and then London Club night!  WOW!!  Had a wonderful time at all places and to boot, at my London Club, ran into someone I went to school with in New Liskeard (way up north!)  It's a small world! 
Tonight's card is from the set Home for Christmas.  I used Crumb Cake for the base and the DSP is left over from last year.  The stamp is done with black Staz-on and them coloured using Stamp'n'Write markers.  Add a little glitter to the trees and steps (hard to see but its there!) and it looks just like fresh snow!  Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Snow Swirled

Good evening everyone...boy it's chilled off!  Well I have to say it was like Christmas here this afternoon.  My favourite man in brown (UPS) arrived with my new Greenhouse Gala Tote bag AND new paper cutter!  Thank you mom for the early Christmas gift, my hands will thank you this week when I cut my 100 cards for Sunday's class!  Today's card uses one of my favourite sets, Snow Swirled.  Paper is Baja Breeze DSP from a couple years back, but you can use just about anything Baja Breeze.  I embossed the tree using Versamark and Silver embossing powder.  Remember when embossing you must use a heat gun, a hair dryer won't get hot enough, and also remember to use Emboss powder, there are many types of glitter out there and some are so fine you might mistake it for emboss powder and wonder why it's not working.  The ribbon is one of my favourites as it's so versatile, Whisper White organza.  Hope you like and as always if you have any questions, send me a line!  Take care and thanks for stopping by!  Steph

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Polar Bears

Happy Saturday everyone!  Looks like we're in for a gorgeous day.  Today I'll be at the Glencoe Train Station for our 2nd annual Christmas Extravaganza.  I'll be there with some our my good friends and reps from Pampered Chef, Epicure, Mary Kay, Bekadee bags, and Digital Footprints Photography.  If you can come join us for a free coffee we'd love to see you! 
Today's post is my version of a card I saw online (and I wish I had saved the site cuz I can't remember who's it was!)  I used the Wide Oval punch for the head, and the 1 3/8 Circle for the other head.  Noses are the Large Oval punch and then I used the 1" Circle to round them off.  Ears are the 3/4' Circle punch and then tuck them in behind, and the arm is the Large Oval again.  Eyes and ears are a standard hole punch.  The greeting is from a hostess set from a couple years back, and I punched it out with the Large oval and matted with the Scallop Oval.  Colours are Baja Breeze and Whisper White.  I chalked the parts of the bear with Going Gray chalk, and then added a little Baja ribbon to finish it off.  The snowflakes were stamped with flakes from the Christmas Punch set (hostess set from last year, but now i have the Northern Hearts set, so I would use that if you don't have the Christmas Punch set.  Ok, well that seems like a lot, but it took very little time..and oh so cute don't you think!!  Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out my site for an AMAZING Stampin'Up Deal!  www.stampaholicsteph.stampinup.net                                                

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas Card Class

Hello All!  So another day at home with the little one and her ear infection, lots of cuddles on the couch and a little me time to whip up another flyer for my crop day!  This was done on MDS (of course!) and I decided to add pics of the cards we'll be making!  Hope you like and don't forget to call or e-mail me for a spot! Take care and thanks for checking in:) Steph

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Extravaganza!

Hello all!  Thanks to all my loyal viewers - I keep waiting for life to slow down, but I'm thinking I better accept the fact that it won't!  I must say I'm happy to be super busy with Clubs, Craft Shows, and Classes - I LOVE IT!  So here's a post for my next upcoming event.  It's sure to be alot of fun and I have a special little something for each person who comes to visit my table - so come on out!  It's at the Glencoe Train Station, Saturday November 13th from 10am - 4pm, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Epicure, Bekadee Bags, and Digital Footprints Photography will all be there - goodies and coffee are free!  Please see my MDS flyer for more details!  Thanks for stopping by, will try and get some Christmas projects up for you soon!  Steph