Stampin' Up! products are not sold in stores but may be purchased at home workshops or through a network of independent sales consultants called Stampin' Up! demonstrators. As a demonstrator I sell this exclusive line of top quality decorative stamp sets and accessories for greeting cards, scrapbooking, craft projects, and home decor.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

 I want to thank Krafty Kim from Kimiz Kraftz for awarding me the Liebster Blog Award.  She has so many creative ideas for projects and hand made gifts you should really check out her blog for inspiration!

This is how the Liebster Blog Award works:
1.  It is a blog award handed over to your favorite five blogs that have less than 100 followers.
2.  The award is passed on to the five, by commenting on their blog and telling them that their blog is one of your favorites and this is how you are chosen for the Liebster Blog Award.
3.  The one who receives the award posts a link back to the person who gave them the award, and five of their favorite blogs (you can choose the person who sent you the award if you wish) with less than one hundred followers.
 I love that the purpose of this award is to help new bloggers gain more traffic! My five are:

Monday, February 14, 2011


Robyn over at The Pink Stamper is starting a monthly interactive blog hop called:
 This month the challenge was to use the colour black in combination with our favourite colour. My favourite colour is light blue (especially shades of aqua). As it is Valentine's Day, I thought I'd make a card with the theme of love and relationships. I tried to keep it simple and masculine. I used MTC to create the 24/7 image and cut it with my Cricut :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Challenge: Something "Springy"

Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is having a "Thinking of You" challenge this week. We're supposed to make something that makes us feel great and relates to spring in some way. So, OF COURSE, I had to choose flowers and I went with green because nothing says spring like foliage! I also figured a Thank You card was a great choice for the theme.

Stampin' Up! (SU) Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White Cardstock
SU "So Many Thanks" stamp
SU Wild Wasabi ink
SU Crumb Cake ink for sponging
SU Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon 
Martha Stewart Flower Punch
K&Company Urban Rhapsody DP

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Challenge: Black, White & Hot Pink

I made this card for Momo's recent Tuesday Challenge. Along with a colour challenge, we also had to include at least 1 heart. I immediately thought of Stampin' Up!s So Many Thanks stamp with five cute little hearts on it. I've been meaning to create a 3 x 3 card using this stamp for demonstration during my workshop in two weeks, so thought this would be the best opportunity! I think next time I'm going to run the pink cardstock through the bigshot and emboss it though for more interest :)

Stampin' Up! (SU) Regal Rose, Basic Black, & Whisper White Cardstock
SU "So Many Thanks" stamp
SU Basic Black & Regal Rose ink
 SU Blender Pen
SU Basic Black Taffeta Ribbo
I used a sponge to ink the edges of the paper and the blender pen to change the colour of the inside image of the stamp. I also used the "fork technique" to create the cute little bow. I usually just tie a knot or skip the bow altogether, but the video I found on Paper Studio Ink made it so easy - you should check it out!