Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sale-a-bration Kick Off Open House

Thank you to all who came to my Sale-a-bration Kick Off Party & Garage Sale.  It was a great day, we did a couple of cards, had some yummy treats, raffled off some great prizes (multiple winners!) and of course had the awesome 2 for 1 Sale.

I posted the make & takes before but below is another version, just in a different colour, you can do this so many ways, I like the layout.  It uses the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set from Sale-a-bration which you can earn free by placing a $60 order. 

Stamps: Elementary Elegance (Greeting) Fresh Vintage
Ink: Pool Party & SW Markers in Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade & Poppy Parade
Cardstock: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DS Paper (SAB)
Extras: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive

Here are some very yummy treats, I meant to take pictures before some were eaten but you can get the idea of what a beautiful job my friend Bianca does.  She has her own catering company, extremely delicious food & sweets.  Her website is and her blog with some fabulous pictures as well as tips & tricks is  Thanks again Bianca, they were fabulous!

Here is everyone hard at work on the make & takes and of course people browsing the Idea Table and the garage sale items.  Thank you everyone for coming.  A special thanks to Bianca & Diane (below) for helping me out and working so very hard, couldn't have done it without you!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sale-a-Bration Kick Off Samples

Today is my Sale-a-bration Kick Off Party & Garage Sale.  So excited, have a good group turning out today and will share more pictures this week.  I did want to post our make & takes that we did today.

The first card is a version of an earlier post.  It uses the Sale-a-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper as well as the Ribbon & Brad Bundle, you can earn these free by placing orders of $60 or more.  The card also uses the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set & Blossom Punch from the new Occasions Mini Catalogue and course, the Modern Label Punch, a favourite of mine.  The flower was stamped & punched twice, the first one was adhered to the card front and then the second one is popped up and curled (using a bone folder) 

The second card uses the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set and the greeting is from Elementary Elegance Stamp Set(will post a Pool Party version tomorrow)  Of course, I have also used Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper again as well as the Ribbon.  The Ribbon comes in Lucky Limeade & Calypso Coral and is 1/8 inch Organdy Ribbon.  The brads in this package are also amazing with colours that coordinate well with the ribbon and the Paper Packs.  So many options with the SAB Mini this year! 

The Sale-a-bration bonuses don't stop there either, you can host your own workshop or class and you can earn a free Tote (it is very cool) plus qualifying workshops can also earn bundles now!  As well, if you purchase the starter kit (by signing up) you also will get a Free Package of Designer Paper Every Month, that is right, every month!  How awesome is that?  I am offering an extra bonus for hostesses & new sign ups so contact me today for more information!

Enjoy & Happy Stamping, Heather

Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch, (greeting from Just Believe)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper (SAB)
Extras: Blossom Punch, Modern Label Punch, 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Everyday Enchantment Brad & Ribbon Bundle (SAB), Sponge Daubers, Bone Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Stamp Set: Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Elementary Elegance (both SAB)
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Stampin' Write Markers in Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade & Poppy Parade
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade & Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (SAB)
Extras: Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (SAB), Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vintage Vogue Friend Cards

My Mom asked me to do a small package of cards for her to bring to a friend she is staying with next week while she is in Sunny Florida.  I did a variety and also brought out and re-did some cards I did last year using Vintage Vogue.  I have to use this set more often because it is a good one for sure, very versatile.  I actually submitted the second one to Stampin' Up! for a contest and received a free stamp set because I came in second place, I have to enter more of those so there will be plenty more posts to come.

The first card it might be difficult to see in the picture but the background was stamped with En Francais, Vintage Vogue & of course sponged, before it was adhered to the cardbase it was spritzed with a mixture of alcohol & the Champagne Shimmer Paint (the Frost White Shimmer Paint works well too)  As well, the original idea came from another talented demo.

The second card which was my crowing glory last year, even though it was second place, was very excited.  The background is the coordinating Jumbo Wheel "Very Vintage"  I stamped the Friends Stamp in Pretty in Pink first and then on scrap in Rose Red so I could cut out & pop up the "F" as well as the flowers, I love dimension!

Enjoy!  Tomorrow is the Sale-a-bration Kick Off Open House & Garage Sale so I will be posting our make & takes and then more pictures next week.

Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, En Francais
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Extras: Metallic Brads, Jumbo Brads, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack 

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Extras: Metallic Brads, Jumbo Brads, 1/2 inch Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Punch, Jumbo Wheel Accessories, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sweet Shop Designer Stickers - Quick & Easy Cards

The new Occasions Mini Catalogue has tons of new products including Designer Stickers which are awesome and easy to use.  They match perfectly with the Sweet Shop Designer Paper as well as the brads and matching stamp sets.  This is one of the major reasons I love SU products, everything matches.  The Stickers are great and can be used for quick cards or scrapbook pages.  I can't wait to share these!  I actually have a package with some paper as one of my door prize/raffle bundles to hand out at my Sale-a-bration Kick Off Party on Sunday, January 22nd at 1:30, contact me today to sign up or you can RSVP through my SU site as

For the cards below, I used a basic layout for the cards below, always like to layer my cards, add a bit of designer paper or flair.  I sponged the edges with the coordinating colours.  Punched my greeting from the new Sweet Cake Stamp Set with the Modern Label Punch (again a must have!)  I also added another favourite, ribbon, I used the new Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon.

Happy Stamping!  Heather

Stamps: Sweet Cake
Ink: Pool Party, (or Calypso Coral Below) Soft Suede, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Paper
CS: Pool Party, (or Calypso Coral Below) Soft Suede & Whisper White
Extras: Sponge Daubers, Sweet Shop Designer Stickers, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Ribbon Scissors

Stamps: Sweet Cake
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Paper
CS: Pool Party, Soft Suede & Whisper White
Extras: Sponge Daubers, Sweet Shop Designer Stickers, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Ribbon Scissors

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mixed Bunch with Sale-a-bration Goodies

So excited to share a bit of the Sale-a-bration products with you.  Don't forget to sign up for my Sale-a-bration Kick Off Party taking place on Sunday, January 22nd at 1:30.  Make & Takes, Door Prizes (lots!) Refreshments, sales plus huge bonus of 2 for 1 sale with my retired merchandise.  For every dollar spent on old product you get a credit for new product (or vice versa) plus with every $60 you spend, you get a free Sale-a-bration item, technically it is like 3 for 1!!  Only $5 to attend.  Contact me today or RSVP through my website under events at

Here is an altered version of one of the cards we will do next weekend.  The flower is from Mixed Bunch and punched using the new Blossom Punch.  There are actually two flowers punched out.  The first was adhered to the card base, the second one I took a bone folder to curl the edges of the flower.  An Everyday Enchantment Brad was placed in the middle before popping up on the first flower.

I also used the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper (so fabulous and love this paper!) and the ribbon.  The two strips of Lucky Limeade down the side of the DS Paper is the new SAB Organdy Ribbon, you get a roll of Lucky Limeade & Calypso Coral plus 30 awesome brads available as a SAB item.

Looking forward to seeing you next Sunday.

Happy Stamping!  Heather
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Just Believe (greeting)
Cardstock: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (SAB)
Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Extras: Blossom Punch, 3/4 inch Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Package (SAB), Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mouthwatering Cards

Welcome Stampers! I am just getting this blog going so please be patient as I am new at this, I do have a blog portion under my Stampin' Up! website at but both will be the same shortly. Appreciate your patience as I set things up but wanted to start posting ideas to share with all of you.

The New Occasions Mini is here! I have included a couple of cards below using some fun, brand new products.

Don't forget to sign up for my Sale-a-bration Kick Off Celebration Open House on Sunday, January 22nd at Brown's Independent Grocer in Stittsville. It is only $5 to attend, make & takes, refreshments, lots of door prizes PLUS an amazing sale from myself and of course Stampin' Up's biggest sale of the year, Sale-a-bration. For every dollar you spend on old merchandise (my retired products stock pile!) you will get a credit to spend on new merchandise! So 2 for 1 Sale! Plus for every $60 you spend you get a Sale-a-bration item so technically it is a like a 3 for 1 sale! Email me today or give me a call. You can also RSVP through my Stampin' Up! website at

Now back to the cards! I used the new stamp set called Mouthwatering, it goes very well with our new scented embossing powders (yeah, no more mixing sugar less Kool Aid to get a smell!) This is so much easier and comes in three different scents, Vanilla, Melon & Cherry. I coloured the Ice Cream Cone using the SW Markers and stamped extra tops to cut out with my paper snips & then popped them up for added dimension.

The designer paper is the new Sweet Shop Speciality Designer Series Paper, this is awesome and yummy paper. Two of the sheets are embossed too! It goes perfectly with this stamp set, our new stickers (pictures to come) and Sweet Cake but also goes great with some older stamp sets as well. I used the new Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine to separate the two Designer Papers and adhered a bow, if you notice, there is actually two pieces of twine in each section. Greeting was punched using the Modern Label Punch which is a favourite of mine & see it as a must have item.

I displayed an optional version below as well. Ice Cream Anyone?

Enjoy& Happy Stamping!
Stamps: Mouthwatering, On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Sweet Shop Specialty DS Paper
Ink: Wisteria Wonder & Stampin' Write Markers in Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder & Soft Suede
Extras: Modern Label Punch, Big Shot with Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die, Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine, Sponge Daubers, Paper Snips, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive