A card for a masculine birthday

Tuesday 30 August 2011

My husband's birthday is coming up.  The card I made is actually his idea!  I was using the Pennant Parade Stampset recently and he commented that if I just turned the card "the other way" and put the pennants up and down, it would look like the "burgees" (or small flags that are hung up and down the masts of sailboats).  We're a sailing family so this card turned out perfectly!

I can't wait to give him this card on his birthday!

Thanks for dropping by!


Birthday Card and Present

Monday 29 August 2011

My sister is having a significant birthday this year and while we don't normally exchange gifts I knew I had to make her a gift for this birthday.

We made one of these card keeper boxes at the Stampin' Up! Convention.  The card keeper box and the fabric and designer paper are from the new Holiday Mini Spice Cake Product Suite available September 1st.

I love the colours and patterns in this set and I hope my sister will love them too!
The box top is covered with the Designer Fabric.  Inside there are 6 dividers all covered with coordinating Designer Series Paper.

The birthday card coordinates with the box - I love the Designer Buttons in this Product Suite - they are 1 1/2" in diameter and add just the right embellishment to the card.

I stamped the inside of the card as well - definitely adds a bit of "wow" factor to the card.

If you are interested in a class where you can make a box and matching card, contact me.  This would make a great Christmas gift!

Thanks for dropping by!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini available September 1st

Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini available September 1st

Friday 26 August 2011

The new Stampin Up! Holiday mini catalogue is available on September 1st! There are so many great things in this catalogue - I wanted to order everything!  If you're interested in getting a free catalogue, contact me to book a day with your friends to stamp.  I would love to give you some great ideas for Christmas.

Check out my blog and my Stampin' Up! Online Store 
Let's get ready for Christmas!

Let's get ready for Christmas!

Monday 22 August 2011

Register now for this Christmas Card Class!

Oct 15
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  (Pacific)
Location TBD

Let's get together for an afternoon of making Christmas cards!

We'll meet from 1-4pm and make 4-5 Christmas Cards. I'll have everything ready for you – all you have to do is some stamping, some embellishing and assembly and HAVE FUN! 
The cost of the workshop would be $20 for 4 cards and $25 for 5 cards.
This would be a great way for you to learn how easy it is to make the cards and maybe get some ideas for Christmas cards. 
I'm also offering Christmas cards and other cards for sale. You could choose 1 or 2 of the cards we make and "put in an order" in time for Christmas. I'll have the samples and price list available in the next few weeks so if you are interested, just let me know.
If you know of anyone else that might be interested - please forward them the information.
You can RSVP for this class by emailing me at stampinwithMelva@telus.net or by visiting the event on my online store
Looking forward to sharing the fun with you.

Still enjoying stamping and creating while on vacation!

Friday 19 August 2011

My husband and I and our puppy, Penny are enjoying two weeks vacation on our sailboat in the Gulf Islands.  I didn't bring any stamping stuff with me, but I never travel without my computer so I decided to spend some time playing with My Digital Studio (MDS).  It's a great way to enjoy Stampin' Up! products.  My goal over the next few months is to learn more about MDS and I'll post more samples.

For now, here are my first samples.

I was lucky to travel to Sydney, Australia in January 2011 for work and while there a few friends and I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge - what an experience.  Here's the pictures to prove it.

My second sample is a card - these are so easy with MDS.  I think that Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso is my new favourite colour combination!

Well, that's it for now.  Happy Stamping! or Digitally creating!

Latest Creations!

Thursday 4 August 2011

I signed up for an "Every Stamp" Swap - it is an attempt to create cards using every stamp in the new Stampin Up! Idea Book and Catalogue.  I've been busy over the past couple of weeks designing and making 8 different cards with the stamps I selected.  It's been fun!  I'm finished and will be sending my cards off to the organizer this weekend.
Here are some of the cards I made.

This card is using the new "Easy Events" Stamp set.  It's a great set that allows you to make cards for all occasions.

I love the "Awash with Flowers" set.  It's really a two-step stamp set - you use the outline stamp and then fill it in with the "filler" stamp.  In this card, I only used the outline with Stazon ink on Vellum paper and then I coloured in the flower on the back of the vellum.  Don't you just love the new Ruffled Ribbon and the Wisteria Wonder colour!

I think this is my favourite card!  It's made with the Pretty Postage stamp set for the 2 outside stamps and the Fancy Fans letter press.  I used Versamark on the letterpress before running it through the Big Shot and then I used Clear Embossing Powder to give it the shine!  The centre strip is made using the "Crimper"

Stamp set is "Lovely as a Tree".  If you're looking for a very versatile set, this one is great for all occasions and for anyone.

Christmas is just around the corner.  I've used Bells & Boughs on water colour paper and then coloured in with water colour crayons.  To embellish I've added gold glass glitter to the flower centres and gold brads.

I had never thought of using these colours together, but somehow I was inspired.  The stamp set is "Circle Circus" and this is a quick and easy card to make.

Not my typical colour palette, but I like the end result.  This card uses the Triple Treat Flower stamp - it's one stamp, but the end result is a layered flower that is cut out using coordinating punches.

If you're interested in any of these designs, let me know - I'd be pleased to show you how to make all or any!

Have fun stamping!

It's a great month to stock up on Designer Series Paper!

Monday 1 August 2011

During August, you will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when they buy three! It's a great time to stock up on all of your favourites, including brand-new designs from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue.

If you want to take advantage of this limited time offer, email me or call me, or visit my on-line store 24x7 before August 31st!


Happy BC Day!

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