29 Jul 2009

SUDSOL Design Challenge #56

Summer has arrived in Truro - the temperature is 30C and the sun is shining! This is beach weather for us Maritimers. Oh Boy!

The card I have for you today is one I made for the SUDSOL Design Challenge:

I used the Level 2 Hostess set "Asian Artistry" and the new 'In Colour' Soft Suede for all the ink as well as the base of the card. The DSP is in Soft Suede from the 'Thoroughly Modern' package. The sentiment "Embrace Life" is from the set of the same name. I rounded all the corners to keep the Asian/organic flow... At least that's the way I explained it! :0)

Hope you like it!


22 Jul 2009

Gift Journal for Baby

Sorry it's been so long since I posted - summer has been busy and although I've been stamping I haven't been photographing much of it!

However I wanted to show you this - a Baby Shower Journal that I was asked to make. The hostess wanted a journal where she could include photos of the people attending the shower as well as photos of the baby later, along with little messages, etc.

This journal is approximately 6 x 9 inches including the coil. I purchased it at a local craft supply store as the hostess requested 25 pages and it came the closest at 30.

I had some leftover DSP from the Sale A Bration mini, and it was a perfect colour combination with Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand. I first attached a solid piece of cardstock to each page - rotating the colours. On the first page I added a space for the hostess to write in a note.
The next several pages I decorated with DSP and embellishments, and used "Welcome Little One" and "So Happy For You" using both stamps and rub-ons. I also used star, heart, and scallop circle punches for embellishments. The train above and the teddy bear below are from the "Teddy and Train" stamp set in the new catalogue.

I also added our Big Shot Scallop Envelope to a few pages so the new Mom could tuck in little keepsakes or journalling.
This was really fun, although now that I've done one I will know to charge a bit more next time!
Happy Stamping and Scrapping!

17 Jul 2009


Here's your opportunity to see the wonderful new book with all the ideas and supplies you'll need to make your fantastic creations!
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2 - 4 PM
At Carol's Stamping Studio
Truro, NS
You will also be able to participate in a Make and Take ( or what I like to call a Stamp and Punch in this case) It's a set of Christmas Tags made with the new Level 2 Hostess Set that matches six of our punches.

I also have over three dozen retired stamp sets for sale, some are from the last catalogue, but a few are from several years ago. They are all priced at either $10 or $15.

And of course there will be door prizes, and yummies. And if you make a catalogue purchase or book a workshop on Sunday there are special incentives, free "Last Page Item", "DSP", and "Cardstock".

Sure hope to see you there!


3 Jul 2009

SDC52 Challenge Card

Hi Folks:

Today I have a card for you that I made for the Sudsol Design Challenge #52.

It was a sketch challenge and I used the new Rich Razzleberry 'In Colour' for the base, then matted the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP with white and another 'In Colour' Melon Mambo. The largest flower from the Pretties Kit is sitting on top of a circle of the same DSP (I wasn't satisfied with it so I added the flower) and I used more Rich R for the flower centre, topped with a half pearl from the Pretties. The message is from the Level Two Hostess gifts 'Kind & Caring Thoughts', and is matted with more Melon Mambo.

Hope you like it!! You can check out more of the challenge cards at www.sudsol.org, and you can have a two week free membership if you are not already a paying member. (PS I find the fee is definitely worth it!)

Be sure to check out the NEW items on the right hand column of this blog - a lot of things have been changed.

Happy July!


1 Jul 2009

Stampin' Up! Introduces the Deal of the Week during July

Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.

You will find this week's deal on the right of my blog.

Each Monday in July, starting July 6th, a new deal will be posted by 3 pm here on my blog. Be sure to check back and discover what's on special each week.

Deal of the Week products are only available at their discounted price during the specified time. At any other time during the month, the item will sell at the regular price.

Hope whatever you're wishing for becomes a "Deal of the Week".

The New Idea Book & Catalogue Goes Live!

Well, it's here at last - the new 2009/2010 Idea Book & Catalogue. It has new stamps, new colours, new Designer Series Papers, new punches, new dies.... and even more - it's gorgeous!
You can see it on-line, OR come by my Stamping Studio on Sunday July 19th, 2-4pm and see it in person! Along with some samples of new products, a quick Make and Take for you to try, and a chance to win a door prize!

If you book a workshop to be held in the next three months you will receive a catalogue free to take home, and a free package of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock - colour of your choice, added to your workshop order.

If you would like to purchase a catalogue - $10 redeemable on your first $50 order - let me know ASAP so that I can have it there for you on July 19th.

Oh, we're going to have so much fun!!!