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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Something Spooky comes this way....

I love quick kits and Stampin' Up! delivers (literally).  Every month they offer a kit that is mailed to you home for $19.95 -shipping included!  And if you LOVE Halloween, this kit will be for you!

If you want to join and receive a SPOOKTACULAR kit, click this link (US subscribers only)

I've been getting these kits since they started, and they keep getting better and better!  I love the holiday theme ones!

any questions, just ask

You don't want to miss this!

thanks for stopping by....happy stampin'

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Christmas in July!

This morning as I read the weekly update from Stampin' Up! I was surprised (and pleased) to see what they are offering new demos that sign up between July 1-31.

As a new demonstrator during this promotion, you'll be able to choose 10 (yes TEN) classic ink pads of your choosing from one of the following colour collections.**Including the IN-COLOURS from 2017-2020!
The Starter Kit is $99 and includes your choice of any $125 of products (plus the ink pad assortment) with free shipping . You’ll be an active demonstrator until at least January 31st 2019, during which time you will receive access to exclusive Stampin’ Up! news, preview & early ordering for 2018 Holiday and 2019 Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues, support via my Crazy Penguin Crafters team, plus you’ll get 20%+ discount on every order you place (or 20% commission on orders from customers)

 I can answer any questions you may have about being part of the Stampin' Up! family.  send me an email 

If you've been thinking about joining Stampin' Up!  this is a great time to do it!

I'm ready to join

I look forward to hearing from you


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Retirement card for a co-worker

one of the ladies I work with will be retiring on Friday.  I've worked with her for 4 years now.  Funniest little old lady you could imagine!  It was always a joy to work with her.  When our little company got bought and moved to a new location, she started working from home- and would come in twice a month.  Those days I really looked forward to,  because she was just so funny and a pleasure to work with.  I will really miss her.

So  I had to make a better than 'usual' card for her. (she always loves the cards I make).  I cased this from the lovely Rachel Tessman.  It's called the Diagonal tuck explosion card. 

This is what it looks like opened.  Plenty of room for everyone to leave a nice personal message for her.  Friday will be bittersweet.  
thank you for looking.

Happy Stampin'  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Stamp a Stack

Every month I send out birthday cards for a BRAK (Birthday Random Act of Kindness) on a board I've been on for what seems like-forever.  So I always do a stack of birthday cards for each month to send out.  This one was fun to make.  I used the now retired stamp set from Sale-A-Bration Eclectic Expressions.  It was the first time I took it out to play with.  I will definitely have to use it more.  There is also a "thank you" sentiment, so it's great for all kinds of cards.

this one was cased from Pinterest, with a couple changes.  The original was just stamped on a white card base, but I wanted to add an additional layer, and put it on a base of Night of Navy.  I used Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy ink.  I also did a stamp off on the front "splotches" to make sure the sentiment stood out.

I was easily able to make a stack of 18 of these rather quickly.

thank you for stopping by

Happy stampin' !

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Watercoloured vases

This card came out better than I imagined.  Anyone that knows me knows I love to watercolour stamped images when I can.  And this one was no exception. 

I pulled out an oldie for this- Vivid Vases.  I then let the water do the job.  I really love how the vases came out-and this picture does not do it justice.

I trimmed it a bit to add it to the front layer that was stamped in the marble background stamp.  I added some ribbon for an added touch. 

Thanks for stopping by

happy stampin'!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Donald Duck birthday

One of the girls at work likes Donald Duck, and since I try to make their birthday card to their likes, I just had to do something special for her.

This came together rather quickly (after playing around with the white bit to get the angle right) 

I used pacific point for the base, with whisper white and daffodil delight and real red.  I used the bow punch, which made quick work of the bow and just 1/4" strips of daffodil delight.

I know she'll appreciate this one.

thanks for looking

happy stampin'!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Beth's card...

One of my co-workers likes dolphins, so when her birthday was yesterday on Tuesday, I knew I just had to make this for her.

And of course this meant I had to make a shaker card.  I did a mix of old and new.  Stampin up is bringing back one of my favourite blues- Coastal Cabana.  So I had to use that with the seaside texture embossing folder to make the waves.  The dolphins are from a retired set.  Stamped on thick whisper white cardstock in basic gray.  I then watercoloured them in smoky slate.  When that was dry, I added some clear wink of stella.

In the shaker part of the card, I mixed the retired dazzling diamonds, and the to be released tranquil textures sprinkles.   I stamped the edges of the crumb cake cardstock with images from timeless textures in soft suede. Just to make it "feel" like sand.  This was all mounted on a bermuda bay base.

The card was a  hit.  She loved it and I'm so glad she did.  I love making cards that reflect the receiver's interests. 

thanks for stopping by

happy stampin'