Thursday, July 28, 2011

You're Never More than a Thought Away

Yaaay - my new goodies arrived. I found a little bit of time to work on a card using some of the new product from the new catalogue. Here's a pic:

This card uses the new in colours Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade. The colour combination is suggested in the Colour Coach. I have tried this combination a couple of times now and it is slowly growing on me. The Lucky Limeade layer is double embossed using two of the new embossing folders. The bottom half is embossed with the new Stripes folder and the top half uses the oval from the Designer Frames folders. The Designer Frames actually has two different frames to choose from and I have to say that this is my favourite new embossing folder!! There is so much you can do with these frames and I look forward to posting more samples using them. I added some flowers using the Boho Blossoms punch that I finally got around to ordering. The inside of the Blossoms are punched from Blushing Bride using one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. The small butterflies are cut and embossed using the Beautiful Wings embosslit die. Teeny tiny pearls add the nicest touch to the flowers and the butterflies. Another nice touch is the Wisteria Wonder 3/8" ruffled ribbon. I love the look of this ribbon. Here is the supply list of the items used today:

Card stock: Wisteria Wonder #122922
Lucky Limeade #122926

Ribbon: Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon #122973

Basic Pearls #119247

Boho Blossoms Punch #119858

Embossing: Beautiful Wings Embosslit die #118138
Designer Frames Embossing Folders #123130
Stripes Embossing Folder #123128

My next project involves sprucing up the house a little bit using some Decor Elements adhered to painted canvas. Hopefully I can get that done in the next day or two!! I will post pics once that project is done. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Happy I Do Day

I have been busy making cards that were left from packets used in club and classes. I always cut extra in case someone needs another one or if I get unexpected guests. It works out in the end as I assemble the remaining sets and sell them at the local Farmer's Market. So now, although my crafting space is a little neater, I don't have much new to show you today. Here is something I did manage to create:

This card is done with a black card base with a layer of Brushed Silver. The Brushed Silver was embossed using the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped from the Word Play set in black ink on whisper white card stock and layered on a black scallop circle. A pretty little rhinestone adds a bit of bling to the ring!! The ribbon is basic black taffeta with a clear circle rhinestone brad in the center.

I am eagerly waiting for a parcel to arrive either Monday or Tuesday. It contains some great new product from the new catalogue. I was able to receive these items free after hosting an Open House and receiving orders from the lovely ladies that attended. The new hostess program is absolutely wonderful!! It gives you more flexibility to spend your hostess benefits and qualifying workshops allow you to purchase items at 50% off. Love it!!!

I will post later this week with new projects made with my new goodies. Soooo excited to play with my new stuff! Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Recovering from a wonderful Open House

Hello everyone. It has been a wonderfully busy time around here. I have been trying to find a balance between spending time with my son and preparing for my New Catalogue Open House. We had been going to the pool and then coming home so that I could get a little work done. It was so worth it as my Open House was a success and I had a blast. Hopefully the ladies did too!! Everyone who attended received a new catalogue, a post-it-note holder and a bookmark. These items were made with the new in colour paper. Here's a pic:

There were draws for booking, ordering, bringing a friend and door prizes. I also offered my retired stuff free with an equivalent purchase from the new catalogue. We worked on three projects:

This lovely pear card is from the new hostess set, Faith in Nature. I absolutely love this set. It also uses some of the new Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots ribbon. This card was CASED from Jennifer Weide. Check out her blog:

This birthday card was made with the new Pennant Builder Punch and the new Pennant Parade stamp set. The colours used here are the new Island Indigo and Pool Party. This card was CASED from Mindy Backes. Check out her blog at:

Our final project:

This birthday card uses the returning two step stamp set, Awash with Flowers, and the new colours Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade. The Wisteria Wonder coordinates perfectly with Concord Crush. I wasn't sure about this colour combination but it's growing on me.

All in all, it was an exciting evening and I enjoyed seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones. I thank everyone for coming out and making this night a success.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Yaaay - The New Catalogue is here!!!

It's July 1st and Canada Day but it get's even better - the new catalogue takes effect today. I'm so thrilled with all of the great new products found in the new catty and the catalogue itself is a work of art. I will be having a New Catalogue Open House on Wednesday, July 13th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. There will be samples of projects made using the new products and free make and takes. Those attending can enter their names for various draws and win some fun prizes. I can hardly wait!!

Happy Canada Day!