Wednesday, February 29, 2012

29 Leaps

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Have you guys heard about this? A local teen has come up with an incredible idea to help others this leap year. Watch her video, as she explains it much better than I ever could. She's inspired me to donate in various ways, and yes, I've gone to her site to add my "leaps" already. Now, I'd like to add a card making twist to it. I'm going to donate 29 hand made cards to the Ronald McDonald House closest to me. And I'd like to challenge each and everyone of you to take the 29 Leaps Challenge...once you do, and once you click on "add my 29" HERE, come back and leave me a comment. I will mail the first 29 people to comment a handmade card as well! (If you'd prefer not to leave your mailing address in the comments section, email it to me privately at Have a great day everyone, and HAPPY LEAPING! :o)

February Thank You's

Hi everyone! These are the cards I've sent out with my February orders. I just LOVE that DSP and the ribbon and brads! The best thing is, they are FREE during Sale-A-Bration. Every $60 CDN order from January 24th to March 31st gets one free product from the Sale-A-Bration catty. Call me today to get yours!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Fancy Flower Extra Large Punch, Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack, Labels Collection Framelits, Lucky Limeade CS, Calypso Coral CS, Island Indigo CS.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Helena's Workshop

Hi Everyone! Last week, I was invited to do a party for Helena and her friends. We had an amazing time creating these cards, and the hostess earned a ton of incredible products! Thanks Helena and friends, for a great night! If you are interested in booking a workshop, I'd encourage you to do it now, while Sale-a-bration is on. The hostess benefits are increased during this time!!! Call me asap to save your date.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 2012 Artful*Inkers Team Make and Take

Morning everyone! This was what we made at the Artful*Inkers Team meeting this month. I love going to our meetings. It's a great time to share tips and tricks, pick up some business info, socialize and create! If you are thinking of joining up with Stampin' Up! and want to come experience a team meeting for yourself, give me a call! The starter kit is on SALE until March 31 for only $150, PLUS for every month you put in an order, you get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper OR a free Digital Download for MDS! Talk about a deal!

Friday, February 24, 2012

February 2012 Artful*Inkers Team Swap, post 3

Welcome back everyone! Here are the last 2 swaps I received from my Artful*Inkers team mates for our February swap. The challenge this month was to use any products featured in the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Both of the cards below feature the ribbon that comes in the Ribbon & Brad pack (which is FREE with a $60 order!), and the bottom card has the Sprinkled Expressions Stamp Set on it, which is also FREE with an order of $60! Thanks Stampin' Up!

Created by Vanessa
Created by Diane

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 2012 Artful*Inkers Team Swap, post 2

Morning everyone! As promised, here are 2 swaps made by my Artful*Inkers team mates for our February card Swap. The theme this month was Sale-a-bration, so anything in the Sale-a-bration catty could be featured. I just LOVE the Everyday Enchantment DSP which both of these cards feature! Check back in on Friday to see the other 2 swaps I received!

Created by Julie
Created by Samantha

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 2012 Artful*Inkers Team Swap

Morning everyone! Here are the card fronts I made for this months Artful*Inkers Team Meeting Swap. The theme was Sale-A-Bration. Which, in my MIND I understood, but in EXECUTION I totally missed the point! All of my Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Products came in the same box, so I had everything mashed together in my head. Oops! ;o) Anyway, I was very excited to get to use my new fave color combo (Pretty in Pink, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso) with my brand new P.S. I Love You Stamp Set (which is in the Occasions Mini if you are looking for it!) I've mounted these card fronts on the 3 different colors of card stock. I find it so interesting that just the background color changes the whole feel of the cards. Come on back Weds and Fri to see my team mates swaps!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
P.S. I Love You Stamp Set, Decorative Label Extra Large Punch, I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set, Calypso Coral CS and Classic Ink, Early Espresso CS and Classic Ink, Pretty in Pink CS And Classic Ink, Pretty in Pink Smooch Spritz, Very Vanilla CS, Basic Pearls.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Today's Occasions Mini Card Class

Hi everyone! These are the cards we are making at today's class. The class is based on using items from the current Occasions Mini Catalogue, with some sprinklings from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. If you've missed out for signing up for today's class, be sure to check out my side bar for my class schedule, or click here for a calendar of events! Hope you are all having a great day!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tonight's Tangerine Tango Card Party

Hey friends! I'm so excited about tonight's risk of sounding like a broken record, Pantone has named Tangerine Tango to be the hottest color of 2012! Click HERE to read the article yourself! On account of that super fun news, I've put together this class focused on Tangerine Tango. Can't wait for the party to begin! (If you've missed this class, and want to join in the fun, check out my class schedule at the right sidebar!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! These are the cute little 3x3's and treats I'm tucking into Big C and L'il C's lunch boxes today. They just love to get surprises with their lunch! I hope you are all having a sweet of a day!!!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Poppy Parade CS, Concord Crush CS, Pear Pizzaz Classic Ink, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink, Sahara Sand Classic Ink, Peach Parfait Classic Ink, P.S. I Love You Stamp Set, I {Heart} Hearts Stamp Set, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch, 1 x 8" Celophane Bags.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Birthday L'il C!

Hello everyone! Sorry about the disappearing act, my internet died, and for once I had nothing pre-posted! As it turns out, it may have been divine intervention, I was planning on posting this card 2 days ago (which was made for L'il C's Birthday), but had to save it to post it on her actual Birthday instead! So with all that explained, Happy Birthday L'il C!

This is a really quick and effective card. It looks like it required a ton of creativity, but with a little bit of pretty DSP, a roll through the Big Shot with the Labels Collection Framelits, and some (non-SU!) gems it comes together in a flash! Instead of the gems, this could be created using SU!'s Basic Pearls, and their new Large Pearl Basic Jewels to get the same effect. And probably a prettier one at that!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise noted)
Labels Collection Framelits, Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Elementary Elegance, Sale-A-Bration, Melon Mambo Classic Ink, Pretty in Pink Classic Ink, Gems (non SU!), Stampin' Dimensionals.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Using Negative Space

Good Morning! I hope you are all having a great day! I'm always in awe when I see people using their negative space in a creative and fun way. (Remember Samantha's card back here?) For some reason, I never think to explore that avenue of creativity. This card was CASE'd (and altered to suit my supplies) from Becky Roberts, and I absolutely adore it! My personal challenge over the next little while is to start seeing negative space as a positive, and see if I can add it into my work!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Blossom Petals Punch, Fancy Flower Extra Large Punch, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch, Tiny Tags Stamp Set, Pool Party CS and Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, Lucky Limeade CS and 1/8" Organdy Ribbon from Sale-A-Bration, Everyday Enchantment DSP from Sale-A-Bration.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Occasions Mini Card Class Sneak Peek

Hello friends! Here's a sneaky peeky of what we'll be making at the Occasions Mini Card Class on Sat. Feb. 18, from 1:00-3:00. Contact me ASAP to save your seat!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tangerine Tango Card Party, Fri. Feb. 17, 7:30-9:30

Morning all! Here is a quick tease of the cards we will be making at the Tangerine Tango Card Party on Fri. Feb. 17, from 7:30-9:30pm. I know I've said this once or twice, but Pantone has selected Tangerine Tango to be the IT color of 2012! (Click HERE to see the article) You will go home with 8 cards (with envelopes) you've hand made (2 each of 4 designs) all featuring the color Tangerine Tango! Contact me today to save your seat!