22 Nov 2010

Tag Swap Sneak Peek

Every month my team - Atlantic Stampers Ink - hold a swap. Usually it is cards and we choose a theme or colour combination or technique or stamp set to use. We each look forward every month to receiving the cards in the mail. One of the benefits of being part of our team!!

This month we decided to swap Christmas Tag ideas - I can't wait to get mine in the mail, and I promise to share them with you. Until then here is a little sneak peek of the tags I made to send to my team...

I can't show you any more because I'm just putting them in the mail tomorrow!!

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Til next time......

21 Nov 2010

Desk Top Calendar

Today I want to show you a cute little gift idea that came from the Connie & Mary website. It's great to have on your desk or by any phone (I've tucked post-it notes and a pen in the little drawer). It would also be a super gift to give office associates. You can change the sentiment to suit the person... this one is perfect for a dear friend of mine!

The colours used are Old Olive, Whisper White, and Blushing Bride - one of this year's In Colours. The ribbon is the 1/2" Stitched-Poly in Blushing Bride. It is beautiful ribbon to work with, and ties perfectly every time!

TIP:  This ribbon doesn't stick well with Glue Dots - which is what I usually use with ribbon, but the Tom bow Multipurpose Liquid Glue works perfectly!

The button is from the Designer Buttons series, and the DSP is retired.

Hope you like it!


Christmas Invites

Phew! Between the excitement of the Half Off Demo Starter Kit, and now the upcoming Online Spectacular, it's hard to settle down to do some stamping!!!

But I managed! This is an invitation I'm giving to business friends for a get-together at our house:

I've used Cherry cobbler and Whisper White cardstock, embossing the Whisper White with the Poinsettias Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. I have to confess the pine bough image is "pre Stampin' Up!".

Inside I've used the retired You're Invited set, along with the Autumn Days pine cones. The current party invitation set is Inviting, found on page 53 of the Idea Book & Catalogue!

I'll be back tomorrow!!


12 Nov 2010

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4 Nov 2010

Welcome to my Castle!

Welcome to my Castle!

I'm so glad you accepted the Royal invitation and can take time from your visit with the Queen to stop here a while. I've prepared special projects just for your visit, so please make yourself comfortable...and I hope you will be entertained!

In honour of  your visit the stamp set I have chosen to highlight is Autumn Days to compliment the season of your journey. It lends itself to autumn cards and here are a few for your visual pleasure...

This first card could also be used for a masculine birthday or a Thanksgiving card just by changing the sentiment:

The card stock is Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, and Very Vanilla. The Classic Ink used is Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, and So Saffron.

I liked the colours of the maple leaves so much that I made a Thank You note card using just them! And they look beautiful on the envelope as well.

But you can use this set for more than just autumn and Thanksgiving. The next card is a wedding card. Wheat is a symbol of prosperity and security, and that is what I wished for the newlyweds.

The pine boughs and pine cones of course make me think of Christmas - my favourite time of the year! I used them to decorate the gift bag and box below:

And finally I made this Christmas card using the pine bough/cone stamp and the berry stamp from the set. I really like how it turned out, and or course I had to add a couple of 'frozen dew drops' to the boughs!

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my castle! I certainly enjoyed your company.

And please come back and visit again anytime you are out and about the kingdom, my castle will always welcome you!