Monday, December 27, 2010

December Blog (late!)

Well, I'm even late with my once a month blog. But December 27th still qualifies for a December entry!! Needless to say, things were busier than usual in the month of December between attending craft sales and preparing for Christmas. I didn't get much done in the way of baking this year but my shopping was started in November and finally completed the week before Christmas, or so I thought. Turns out I should not let myself go in the stores once I think I'm done shopping as I still tend to shop. Let's just say a little boy in our house did get somewhat spoiled this year. Can't help myself, I love him!! In addition to Christmas shopping and craft sales, there was some Christmas crafting as well. The pictures show some of the projects that we did in stamp club. The wine glass luminaire is so easy and so very pretty. The shade was cut out of vellum using a template and stamped in olive stazon. Add the pretty pearls, a wineglass and a battery operated tea light and you have a lovely luminaire. The Christmas tree luminaire was one that I put together and decided not to use in class as it takes a little while to get all the steps done. Cute project though. The cards were all made using stamps from the holiday mini and some of my favourite color combinations. The tag is made from my favourite Christmas stamp - Dasher and my new favourite bling - glass glitter. These tags were used on my gifts to my club ladies and my coworkers. All of these projects have been CASED from other sources and I cannot take any credit for creating anything original here. I thank the various sources for their inspiration.

There are some exciting events coming up soon. The new Occasions mini comes into effect January 4th and Sale-A-Bration starts towards the end of January. Check out my Stampin' Up! website for additional information. My next posts will include samples from these new catalogues; maybe even something pertaining to Valentine's Day!

I hope Santa was good to everyone and that you had a very merry Christmas.


Monday, November 15, 2010

November blog

I have accepted the fact that this is going to be a monthly blog!! I have been keeping busy completing projects for upcoming craft sales. The picture frames were purchased at Michaels and altered using Stampin' Up! Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper, Deck the Halls big buttons and the Big Shot and Tasteful Trim die. The wine boxes were purchased at Dollarama, painted with acrylic paint and decorated with flowers cut by the Big Shot using the flower fusion die.

That's it until next month!!!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

This is turning into a once a month blog!!

Are you starting to see a pattern?? Bad, bad blogger again. It's been incredibly busy, yada, yada, yada. Guess this is the way it's always going to be so I just have to learn to enjoy it!! I really am enjoying it actually. Our monthly stamp club officially kicked off on October 13th and I think we have a great group of ladies. Saturday was the Mommy & Me Trick or Treat Class. I was quite excited about the Build-a-bear luminaire. We used a brown lunch bag with the top ripped using the tearing edge. Our BAB was dressed in a pumpkin made from three 1 3/4" punched circles, the bats were punched from the new bat punch and the ghost is the owl from the owl punch turned upside down and minus his feet. I liked this project so much, I had my club ladies make it too. They didn't seem to mind so I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. The kids also made a cute Halloween card from the Beary Best Friends stamp set and the coordinating Season of Hugs stamp set. The other project was a spider using the sweet treat cups with legs punched with the photo corner punch. I don't have a picture of this to post as my version was quite sad. Needless to say, the kids projects turned out much better!

I hope you are all looking forward to Halloween and have all of your decorations up!! Take care.


Saturday, September 11, 2010

What can I say ... life gets crazy sometimes

Once again my poor blog has been neglected. It has been a little crazy around here lately with my little guy starting school and a few other changes I won't go into here. So not only does the blog suffer but there isn't much crafting going on either. I tried to make up for that today and thought I would post some projects I completed recently. The altered canvas was painted months ago and then set aside. When I had seen the Decor Elements Thoughts and Prayers tree, I had a pretty good idea that I wanted to affix it to canvas. I was a little concerned about how the Decor Elements vinyl would adhere to canvas but all it took was having something firm placed in behind the canvas in order to rub on the tree. Having been a Reader's Digest subscriber for many, many years, I was tickled to find the awesome quote that worked perfectly with this tree. Since I couldn't paint or print the words on the canvas as I'm not very neat (always write at a slant), I turned to My Digital Studio. The quote was printed from MDS using digital background paper, digital punches, digital stamps and adding the text. The MDS print out was layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock and popped up on the canvas with the chocolate chip ribbon behind. I love it!!! It will look better once I get around to having it framed.

Another completed project was a sympathy card using the Thoughts and Prayers set. The card base uses Close to Cocoa cardstock (retired), layered with Very Vanilla cardstock. The vanilla cardstock was cut using the Big Shot and the Top Note Die. The tree from the Thoughts and Prayers set was colored using SU More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Close to Cocoa markers. A few dots of glue with a fine glue pen and a sprinkle of dazzling diamonds to add just a hint of sparkle. The sentiment was punched using the scalloped oval and large oval punches and popped up with dimensionals. A small piece of chocolate chip taffeta ribbon and a small pearl completed the front of the card.

Another sympathy card has almost been completed. My eyes were too tired so I thought it would be best to finish it off tomorrow. Everything would end up crooked if I tried to finish it tonight. I will post pics of the other card tomorrow.

Along with all of the drama and goings on of my life, it was exciting to receive my last order that contained some more Decor Elements. Our breezeway will be receiving a fresh coat of paint and then I can affix my new DE Many Welcomes Sign. The stamping space will also get a little DE as I have the Curly Sign (x2) and Simple Sign to put up. These signs will be used to display calendars and upcoming events for my club and class attendees to see everything at a glance. Don't worry - I will be posting pictures as soon as the project is done. :)

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Let's get this Stamp Club started!!!

I am so excited to have a new Stamp Club starting this fall. This is a terrific opportunity for anyone interested in paper crafting, no matter whether they are a beginner or advanced stamper. Joining a club provides you with an opportunity to learn new techniques and try out new products as well as spending time with other crafters. Here is the Stamp Club poster that I have prepared that will give you more information:

Need a few hours to express your creative self? Love to make handmade gifts and/or cards but can't seem to find the time or a quiet spot at home? Enjoy time out with friends, sharing the joy of crafting, some good snacks and great conversation? Enjoy Stampin' Up! products, workshops and parties but can't have a workshop right now? Want to build your craft supply collection but not sure where to start? If you answered yes to any of these questions, my monthly Stamp Club may be for you!!
The Stamp Club will start the first month 5 people (minimum) sign up. Please feel free to pass this information on to family, friends or co- workers. The more members, the more benefits you get during your hostess month. You may sign up by email or by phone. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Patricia Thompson
Independent Stampin' Up Demo
(306) 634-3521


- A 2010/2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue ($11.95 value)
- At least $20.00 in free product and a hostess stamp set during your hostess month.
- FREE make and takes each month, including cards and fun gift ideas.
- I will provide the space, do the prep work and clean-up the mess.
- Learn a new technique every month which can be applied to your card and/or scrapbooking skills.


- Commit to buying a minimum of $25.00 - $40.00 (before S/H and tax) a month for six to eight months. The minimum commitment is dependent upon the number of members in the club.
- If you can't make the club, you must submit your order with payment to me before the club date.
- Bring your own adhesive and scissors.
- During your hostess month, you are responsible to provide snacks and beverages. This is a perfect opportunity to share your favourite recipe or buy your favourite treat at the local grocery store!

Sounds like fun doesn't it?? Give me a call or drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like to confirm your spot.

Have a great day!!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Didn't blow away!!

Well, I survived another windy Saturday at the local Farmer's Market. I am very grateful that it wasn't raining in addition to being windy. Despite the weather, it was another great day and I met some really nice people who I hope will be interested in joining the new Stamp Club starting in the fall. These are two of the projects I had prepared for the Market. Both the card and the dry erase board used stamps from the Artistic Etchings stamp set. The dry erase board was also altered using the Newsprint Designer Series Paper, some nice chunky glitter on the chipboard and a special technique on the pictures. The stamped images was covered in glassy glaze enamel and heated with the heat gun. This step was repeated two more times and then the images were placed in the freezer to set the glaze. Once the images had cooled, I carefully cracked them and sponged with more ink to give an aged look. This is called the cracked glass technique. Vintage is really in these days and I happen to be loving it. What really tickled me about the dry erase board project was the reference to the City of Paris on the Newsprint DSP that went so well with my stamped image. I find joy in the simplest things!!!

Well, it is getting to be that time of year - school starts, the leaves start to change color and the temperature gets a little cooler. Stay tuned for some projects relating to this changing season. I really want to do a scrapbook layout for my son's first day of school. I will also be preparing and posting the projects I intend to offer in my Mommy & Me Trick or Treat Class. Take care.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Christmas in August?

It has been fairly cool this weekend in our little corner of SE Saskatchewan. Could this by why I had such an urge to create Christmas cards this weekend? Or could it be that I absolutely love the new Holiday mini that will be available September 1st and I had to play with some of my new goodies that finally arrived on Friday? One of my favourite things about being a demo is the ability to have sneak peeks and preorders from new catalogues and minis. One of the cards I made used the stamp set Angelic Joy. The materials used for this card are:

Stamp set: Angelic Joy
Accessories: water color paper, ticket corner punch, the new XL Decorative Label punch and new Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die for the Big Shot, pearls.
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper, Artichoke, Very Vanilla

I am absolutely in love with the Deck the Halls DSP and plan on ordering more soon. The new Decorative Label punch is also going to be one of my main go to punches, as well as the Tasteful Trim die for the Big Shot. There are so many options on this new die and I know I will get a lot of use out of it. The lovely angel was stamped on water color paper and water colored in with a blender pen and artichoke and crumb cake ink. I have another project in mind for this beautiful
stamp; one that will suit the style of this stamp to perfection. Stay tuned for upcoming pics.

My second card is a little less formal and uses one of the stamps from the Tags til Christmas set. This is a nine piece stamp set that coordinates with so many of the Stampin' Up! punches. The materials used in this card are:

Stamp Set: Tags til Christmas and Christmas Greetings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls DSP and Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner and Scallop Edge Border punches, XL Decorative Label punch, Big Designer Buttons and linen thread.

These buttons are definitely big. In fact, the button used on this card is the smallest size in the pack. These colors coordinate beautifully with the colors in the Deck the Hall Designer Series Paper.

I have had so much fun using my new stuff. I hope you enjoy what I have shared with you today. Mini catalogues are available so contact me if you are interested in receiving one. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Change of blog name

This is almost too much for someone who is technically handicapped like me - I had to change my blog name!!! The original name was very similar to another Canadian demo who is very well known and a demo goddess in my eyes. So now my blog name is Sunnyone Stampin'. It is so hard to come up with a name, especially one using sun in it!! There are a lot of sunny stampers out there. I hope that I have done everything correctly. Thanks for your patience. Have a great evening.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Embossed Thank you card

Hello. Just wanted to show you the embossed thank you card I made for a customer. The embossed circle was done using the circle scissor plus. Instead of using the cutting blade, I used the drawing attachment. The versamark pen was used to draw the circle, then I switched attachments and cut the circle out. Gold embossing powder was applied to the versamark and cooked with a heat gun. The beautiful hydrangea is from the Because I Care hostess level 1 set. The card base and ink used is Soft Suede, one of my favourite colours. Soft Suede and Very Vanilla work very well together so that was the colour used for the layers. Hope you like it!! Have a great evening.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ooops - guess I should post the pic!!

The flowers and butterfly are chipboard that are sponged with ink and/or covered with designer specialty paper. The small flower has a magnet in the center for the magnetic dry erase pen. The board that I personalized had the name cut using the Big Shot and the Billboard decorative strip die. So much fun to make!! The designer specialty paper is retired and works really well with the chocolate ribbon I found on the Stampin' Up! clearance rack quite a while ago. I really must check out the clearance rack again to see what great deals are on there lately. Let me know if you need any help altering your own dry erase board or if you would be interested in attending a class.

Happy Sunday

Back home after a busy weekend away for a family wedding. Thought I better post something so here is an altered dry erase board I had done recently. I did one that was personalized for my cousin's little girl as a birthday gift. These are so fun to work on so they might be a good idea for a class project.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Take care.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Look out - here come the pictures!!

Here are some pictures of the cards I had been working on this summer.

Let's try uploading a picture

I may have figured out how to resize my photos in order to upload. Here is a picture of my stamping space which has recently been revamped. Poor hubby lost his pool table and had to haul some big, heavy pieces of furniture down to the basement in order to make my space better for my stamping and for hosting classes/workshops. Here goes!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It worked!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the wonderful people at Splitcoaststampers who share all of their ideas and a wealth of knowledge and information. I might just get my blog off and running thanks to the help I'm getting from this site. Splitcoast is also my "go to" site for the majority of my cards and projects. Check it out - it's the greatest.

Just playing

I may have figured out how to automatically update my Stampin' Up! blog when I update here. Just playing around to see if it works. Next - I have pictures to upload once I figure how to resize them. Soooo technically deficient!!!!

Bad, bad Blogger!!!

I'm really bad at keeping my blog up-to-date!! It will probably take a little bit of practice but I am determined to make this work!!! In addition to this blog, I also have my Stampin' Up! blog on my SU website to maintain. Not doing a very good job at either one, ha ha. There have been several new projects on my stamping table but I haven't taken pictures of anything before I gift it or sell it at the Market. Once I take some pictures, this blog should get more interesting, I hope. Keep checking up on me to make sure I get with the program.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Busy Stampin!!

Hi everyone. I have been busy trying out some new projects that will hopefully be available for sale at the Estevan Farmer's Market this Saturday, July 3rd. I will post pictures as soon as I can.

Don't forget to sign up for the upcoming Stamp Club starting in September. Bring a friend 'cause the more the merrier!!

Take care.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Memorial Candle

I had a special order request for a stamped memorial candle. I just recently met a young couple who are getting married this week. The memorial candle is in honour of the groom's deceased father. The candle turned out wonderfully and the couple seemed pleased with it. It did not seem appropriate to post a picture of the candle but I just had to say how great it felt to be able to do something that held special meaning for someone else. I love stampin!!