Monday, March 31, 2008

Paper Tole Technique

Good Morning! Today's Technique Lover's Challenge (TLC) over on Splitcoast Stampers is to make a card using a technique called Paper Tole. Basically paper tole is the art of layering images to create dimension. I decided to use my Birthday set from My Favourite Things. I stamped the image 3 times, coloured the base image and the remaining 2, cut out the lady and her right arm only, and the cake. Then I layered the dress & arm over the base with SU mini glue dots. Next I layered the cake twice in the same way. I didn't layer the candles because they're way too small and way too fiddly! LOL! I also made the sentiment with my SU 2 oval shape punches and added a little ribbon.
Stamps: MFT You Take the Cake, PTI Mixed Messages
C/Stock: PTI Stamper's Select White & Berry Sorbet, SU Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Copic Sketch Markers, SU Oval Punches, Organdy Ribbon, SU Mini Glue Dots

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Justyna's New Job

A good friend of mine, Justyna, starts her new job tomorrow as a BUSINESS CONSULTING ANALYST for Assurant ... so of course, I had to make her a good luck card! She sounds too important to hang out with me any more! LOL! Go Get 'em Girlfriend!

C/Stock: PTI White, SU Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Blooming with Love, words from PTI's Paper Tray
Accessories: Copic Markers

Saturday, March 29, 2008

My First Delivery

This week has been very exciting for me. My first delivery from SU came on Wednesday! Look at all those boxes! I feel like it's very real now ... I have customers!!! I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to my friends and family for their support, it is REALLY appreciated.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Good Morning! It's colour challenge day over on Splitcoast Stampers. Today Emily asked us to use Soft Sky, Basic Gray (or Black) and Whisper White. I decided to make this quick and easy little card which is 4.25" square with lots of layers and a cuttlebugged background. The only thing a little different is the kisses border along the bottom which is made with the SU corner rounder. Cambria Turnbow has a great tutorial on how to do it here:

Stamps: SU Lovely Labels
C/Stock: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky
Accessories: SU Soft Sky Ribbon, Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Folder, Corner Rounder

Monday, March 24, 2008

Papertrey Goodies and TLC on SCS

Happy Monday! Today over on Splitcoast Stampers it's Monday's TLC. Today we're to make 'flap fold cards' from a Tutorial on the scor-pal site by Rose Ann Reynolds. I decided to pull out my new Papertrey Stamps and Papers which arrived last week. Here's a link to the Splitcoast TLC161 where you'll find all the details

Cardstock: Papertrey Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, White, Pink Patterns
Stamp Sets: Boxes Bags & Tags
Ink: Pallette, Berry Sorbet & Sweet Blush
Accessories: SU Circle Punches, SU Scallop Punch, Magnetic Snap Closure, Coluzzle Circle Cutter

Sunday, March 23, 2008


So the big news of the Easter weekend for my family is that my cousin Kate got engaged on Good Friday ... everyone's so excited! I decided to make Kate and Matthew a stationary set with little monogrammed notecards to use. Nichole Heady over at Papertrey Ink sells some cute little heart shaped tins and Amy Rysavy at made a gorgeous set of notecards to go in hers. I decided to CASE Amy's and I came up with this.


Papertrey Ink Heart Shaped Tin
SU DSP Afternoon Tea
SU Double Stitched Ribbon, Soft Sky
SU flower punches and Primas
5"x3" notecards in PTI's white c/stock
Stamps by PTI, initials, Ambassador and frame, Borders & Corners Square

I also made a congratulations card for Kate and Matthew. I made it square using PTI's white c/stock along with SU's Mellow Moss and SU's ring from 'Fairytale Wedding'. I used SU's coordinating circle punches along with SU's Scallop punch and a strip of ribbon. Easy Peasy! Dazzling Diamonds made the ring come to life! CONGRATULATIONS KATE

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Harry's 1

My friend Cath's little boy Harry was 1 this week! I made him a VERY simple card using 'Just Celebrate' from the SU Mini Catalogue. Here's the recipe:

C/Stock: White card 5.5" x 4.25" ; layered with bashful blue
Image: Just Celebrate (owl); polka dots and petals (background)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Copic Markers

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Gosh, I've been remiss! I went to the SCS MI Mingle the first w/end in March, got home on Sunday and went into a mad whirlwind of preparations for my mum and sister's visit! They arrived last Tuesday ... my Open House was on Sunday ... and they left on Monday! Phew! I need to learn how to blog AND fit everything else in!

Today's challenge over on SCS is a sketch challenge. I decided to use my new stamp set, Blooming with Love, it really is pretty and I think I'll use it at my first stamping class which should be quite soon!


Stamps : Blooming with Love
Ink : StazOn Timber Brown
C/Stock : Choc Chip, SU Pallette of Prints in Certainly Celery
Accessories : Papertrey Spring Moss Satin Ribbon, Copic Markers for the Watering Can

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


How exciting, my Stampin' Up Starter Kit arrived yesterday afternoon! I'm going to be busy today mounting all those lovely stamp sets! Look at all that yummy stuff to play with. My sister and mum arrive next Tuesday ... looks like we'll be playing ALOT! Happy Tuesday everybody.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Off to the SCS MI Stamping Get-Together

I can't believe how quickly the time flies. I'm going to the Splitcoast Stampers MI stamping weekend on Friday! I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone after spending so long 'chatting' in cyberspace! In preparation, I've put together 52 cards to swap. I laid some of them out on the table and took a photo. The other photograph is for my Secret Sister ... she's getting a coffee mug which I've decorated for her. Hope she likes it!