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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Come Party With Me!

Thursday was my birthday, and since last year I've done a "come party with me" event.  Guests come make cards and celebrate my birthday---but they get the presents!  It was a lot of fun last year, and since I went to the Sale-A-Bration kick off...I have a huge surprise for my guests!  They will be playing with some NEW product that will be available January 6, 2015

 this first card uses 2 new sets.  I love the new lotus blossom.  And you want to know something?  You can earn it FREE!  during Sale A Bration, for every $50 you spend, you can choose an item from the SAB catalog FREE!  (and it is PACKED with great items)!  The second stamp set used is: Best Day Ever.  I just thought it added some fun to the lotus blossoms.

 This card was FUN to make!  It uses a new stamp and framelit bundle. AND something awesome... Washi sheets.  Yes you read that right.  In the new Occasions catalog there are washi sheets.  8 sheets (2 sheets of 4 designs/colours)  and they were fun to play with.  The balloon is a framelit.  And I can see so many ideas to be made with them!

 Now I love the bow die we have, but this is just adorable... a bow PUNCH!  It makes such an adorable addition to a card or the tiny treat boxes.  The DSP used is from the birthday specialty paper...and it's beautiful!  There are 2 sheets with gold accents (need I say more)?

 This quick little card came together fast and easy with the use of the new Ornate Tag topper punch. (yes that means there is a new tag topper coming)  I love the Celebrate Today stamp set.  I think this will be one of my favourite birthday stamp sets.
The last card that they'll make is using the stamp set we received FREE at the SAB kick off!  (who doesn't like FREE?)  It's called One Tag Fits All.  There are so many great things to make with this set.

Thanks for stopping by, and I can't wait for my guests to arrive tomorrow!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Card Front Swap

I'm super excited to be going to the SU Catalog Kick Off on Dec 3.  A bunch of SU demos will be attending at the Baltimore event, including a group of my team mates.  We're doing a card front swap, and here is mine. 

I used the stamp set- Amazing Birthday.  I chose crumb cake and lost lagoon.  It was a bit of fussy cutting, but I do like how it came out. I embossed the lost lagoon with the zig zag embossing folder.  I also used linen thread, candy dot base and a basic gem (coloured with the medium shade from Night of Navy blendabilities).

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Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I did the St Teresa of Avila vendor event last night, and at first I wasn't sure how it was going to go...a lot of looks, and "oh this is cute" etc...but my first sale came after 45 min into the evening...A few of the other vendors felt that the layout could have been better and to not have the big raffles when you have vendors because by the time people have spent their money on the tickets for those items, there was nothing left for the little guy.  I could see their point, but also those big raffles drew in the customers.  so I felt it was like a double edge sword.  But I kept smiling, and talking to people.  some said "oh I'll be back" but I didn't hold my breath-I've already learned my lesson on that one...however there was one that actually DID come back-her son wanted one of my mini journals. (it was rather sweet).  My big sellers of the night were my snowman tealights ($3 each) and the big wooden clothespins ($3 each).  Until it was just about 10pm and I was starting to pack up....  and this totally made my night!
    a group of 3 women came up and were admiring my items (I only managed to pack up a couple things).  One looks at my stuff and says: "Are you the Crazy Penguin Lady"?  I had to laugh.  I said, Yes I am.  She said her friend follows me and loves my stuff.  It was weird (in a good way) and she looks at me and says "feeling kind of stalked, don't you"?  LOL  it was funny.  I said I'm always happy to hear when people talk about my items and rave about them.  They saw my gift card cases and fell in love with them!  One bought 3 on the spot... and the best part: I got a custom order for 14. YES..FOURTEEN of them!!!!!
   I nearly packed it up early (a few other vendors did) and I am very glad I didn't.  I know not every vendor event is like this...but I am very glad I did this event.   I did get a few contacts, so that was a good thing too. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Treat jars

As you read yesterday, I've been quite busy prepping for some upcoming vendor events.  Here are some other treats I've been working on....

Treat Jars.  These jars are from IKEA.  They're small and a great deal!  I wrapped the lids with All is Calm washi tape from Stampin' Up!  Then I punched a 2" circle from Lost Lagoon card stock.  The stamped image is from a retired set from Stampin' Up!  Tags till Christmas.  I then used some Lost Lagoon satin ribbon around the neck of the jar.  They will get filled with candy and then they're ready to be sold. 
 a close up...
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Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Gift Card holders

Hello there!  I've been a bit busy recently prepping for a few upcoming vendor events.  One item I have been working on are some gift card holders.  Here are a few of them closed.  I used the Stampin' Up! wood mount half cases.  They came together nicely!

Here are the insides:
On the left side when you open it is the Stampin' Up! gift card envelope.  It's a great little framelit.  It's mounted to the case with SU Sticky strip.  On the right side is a little extra gift for the recipient; A set of four 3x3 coordinating note cards with envelopes and 6 Hershey nuggets wrapped in coordinating SU DSP.  This set used the Stampin' Up! All Is Calm DSP and colours.

Here is a close up of the note cards:


Here are the insides for the green/red sets.  

 Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed seeing these. 

~Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mini Post-It File Folder

I made a bunch of these last weekend, and I've gotten a few requests on how I made them.  So I'll try to break it down.

First take a piece of card stock.  You'll want it to be 2 1/2" x 4 1/2".  This will require a little pre-planning, because before you punch and score, you'll want the DSP on the front already.  So coordinate your card stock and DSP ahead of time.  Cut your DSP to the same size and attach with adhesive.  I used the SU glue stick to get even coverage-without buckling the paper.

when that is done, score it on the long side: 2 1/8" and 2 5/8"

Then grab your SU envelope punch board.  On one side of the short end, punch it at 2"  flip it over so the end that you just punched is at the 2 1/2" and punch again.  This is what it should look like.  You'll then repeat the same thing on the other side.  The tab that is at the 2 1/2" side will then be trimmed off:

Place the mini post it note on the larger side.  When you hold it closed, you'll see one side is slightly larger-this will accommodate the post it note pad and not stick out.

Then decorate.  the larger side will be the side you will attach the post it note pad. 

I hope you have found this easy to follow.  It really is easy and you can make a bunch of them rather quickly.

Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014

What a nice weekend! I had scheduled my World Card Making Day event for Saturday, but sadly no one was able to come-except one person on Sunday.  That was not a problem, so of course I took that time to skype-craft with my friend at Doodlebird Designs. We always have a great time skype-crafting.  I also have an upcoming Christmas Bazaar, so I needed to work on some items for that.

I started with these:
Pop up gift card holders
I used the new Stampin' Up! White Christmas stamp set and water coloured them.  Such a subtle effect and perfect for the Stampin' Up! All Is Calm DSP.   I love the stamp set-it's a photopolymer set, which made lining up the different elements nice and easy!

Thanks for stopping by :)

happy stamping!