August 30, 2008


Well it's the long weekend and thus summer holidays come to a close. Can you even believe it? The summer goes by waaaaaaaay too fast!! What are your long weekend plans? We just have a couple of bbqs here and there plus dinner out on Monday night with the girls. I am sooo excited. Who doesn't love dinner with the girls???

So I wanted to make a birthday card for my friend's mother. She is a Stampin' Up fanatic (which is great) however she just lost her husband to cancer so my friend is driving to be with her mom on her special day. Enjoy your b-day Nancy with your family. You're in our thoughts. So are you Sheila XOXO.

I just opened some new goodies from SU today and just had to use the new set Upsy Daisy for Nancy's card. I hope you like it. It's a simple one but I like the way it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.
Paula :)

Paper: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Night of Navy
Stamps: Upsy Daisy (NEW)

August 28, 2008

A Little Something

Hey all!!

So much to say today. Yesterday I had baby group (as I do every Wednesday) and it was one of the girls last baby group meaning her baby boy is now a year old and she is returning to work. I remember when I was in the same position with Chloe and it was like life was ending! You are soooo used to being off with your baby and thinking NO ONE else can raise her like I can. I know everything about her!! Well, it all works out in the end doesn't it? Chloe LOVES her daycare now and I do too!
This was the card I made for my friend as a little "good bye" and it was great getting to know her over the past months while on mat leave together. Coffee is the huge necessity in baby group so I thought the latte mug from Pun Fun was fitting. We will miss you Laura!! I have to say we are so lucky here in Canada to have the full year off with our babies. I couldn't imagine only 3 months or so. YIKES.

Anyhow I hope you like this card. I can't believe I used NON Stampin' Up DS paper!!! AHHHHH.....trader!!! OK I do love love love this paper and bought it ages ago before I was even a demo so forgive me. HA HA. I even had it shipped to Jacksonville in April to pick it up while we were there on vacation. The particular company I used doesn't ship to Canada. BOO! Anyhow, on to the card. I paper pierced the latte piece of water colour paper (hate it because it's so off!! There must be a circle template for paper piercing. I need to get it!! Where can I get one? Please leave a comment to let me know ok? Thanks). These are my new favourite colours together--Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip. In fact this new combo of mine won me a prize on U Stamp. Thanks to Heather Summers and Dawn Rapsas. I won the level 3 Holiday Bundle Set. AWESOME!! All because I gave that colour combo as my favourite!!

OK hope you like it....let me know if you do. Leave me a comment! What is your favourite colour combo using an in colour?? I'd love to know so I can try it out.

Thanks everyone and enjoy your Thursday!!

Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze (FAV in colour by far), Chatter Box DS paper, Close To Cocoa (card base)
STAMPS: Pun Fun, Priceless (the flower), Sentiment was So Many Sayings

August 27, 2008

Thinking Of You

Happy hump day!!

Well I must say I love Beate's Blog. I cased this card from her blog because I just LOVED what she made. I needed a "Thinking Of You" card for a friend and thought I'd used Beate's creation as my inspiration. Have a look at hers HERE CUTE HEY?? Now you can see why I cased it! I changed it up a tad. I stilled used the Bella Rose DS paper by SU BUT I used it differently. I also used a different sentiment. Well, there's my take on it. I hope you like it!!

Take care and have a fantastic day!!
Paula :)

August 25, 2008

It's a girl circle card

Happy happy Monday!! OK Monday's stink I know but it will be done before you know it and time is flying so fast that it will be Friday soon!! Yeah!

So friends of ours had a baby girl and I wanted to make them a card to go along with a gift we got them. I have seen circle cards all over the place so I decided to try it out. Not too hard I must say. Just used my Coluzzle (love that thing) and went from there. So fun. Who can resist that Bella Rose paper too!! I adore it! I hope you like my little creation.

PAPER: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DS paper
INK: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
STAMPS: Nursery Necissities, Little Flowers
TECHNIQUE: Paper piercing,Jumbo Eyelets

Enjoy your day!!
Paula :)

August 21, 2008

Gate fold card

Hey all!!
So tonight is my stampers 10 club which I always look forward to each month. Tonight we are making this Gate Fold Card. I found the directions on Splitcoast under the tutorial section. Super easy to make and I think it's cute! You should give it a try. Something different than the usual card. Thanks for checkin' in today!!

Paper: Soft Sky,Retired DS Paper so not sure what it's called.
Ink: Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Stazon Black
Technique: Paper Piecing, Blender Pen.

August 18, 2008

Baby Shower Gift

Well well well, it's been a while!! So sorry. My weekend has been crazy busy (as was my week) with this and that. I have been glued to the TV watching the Olympics. I am addicted!! Makes me want to get off the couch and WORK OUT!! Crazy I know!! HA HA.

Well this project was soooooo fun for me. We went to a co-ed baby shower on Saturday and this was part of the gift we gave to the excited couple. I made this cute little box (got directions from HERE--super easy!) and then I filled it with 20 thank you cards as well as the envelopes. You can never have too many thank yous when you have a baby!! That's for sure.

The little onesie card shown here I cased from Lauren Meader's blog. Cute hey? I thought so!!

Anyhow, I hope to get some serious stamping done this week. It's been too long!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

August 13, 2008

Beautiful Box

It's a glorious day today!!!!!!! Yup, I finally have my new STAMPIN' UP CATALOGUE!!!! WOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! LOVING IT and I am sooooo totally going to go broke buying everything I want to buy. I can't even stand it. I WANT EVERYTHING!
Remember if you are in any of my clubs you will be getting one of these bad boys FREE from me as a thank you!!! I swear you won't be disappointed!

On to this cute little box. On Monday night I went to a fun quartly meeting for SU demos. This was the cute make and take we all got to make. LOVE IT!! I can't tell you the dimentions (but I have sean it loads of times on Splitcoast Stampers) but what I CAN tell you is that it uses the NEW Bella Rose paper from Stampin' Up. Beautiful paper I must say. Anyhow, the catalogue is also on line to view BUT I must say it's way better to hold it in your hot little hands!!

Thanks for checkin' in today and have a great day!!

August 10, 2008

Long Live Tart and Tangy!!


Well, I was surfing SPLITCOAST the other night and found this adorable little box to make. Jen Del Muro is the one who created this little "pizza box" and I needed a couple of little give aways for a class I'm having so here it is!! The little box houses 3.5 X 3.5 cards and I made 3 to go in each. I'd say it would fit 5 easily. Anyhow check out Jen's blog for directions and details. So easy to make and oh so darn cute! Don't ya think?
I also love the Tart and Tangy stamp set along with the Summer Picnic paper. I hear they made the new SU catalogue (don't have one yet and it's KILLING ME!!) which I couldn't be happier about. Love the 2 together!!

Anyhow, thanks for checkin' out my blog today!!
Ta ta for now.

August 07, 2008

Wanna become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator??? Now's the time!!!

Stampin' Up is offering their first super special ever on demo starter kits!! They are offering mini kits to get you started as a SU demo....something they have never done before!!

$119 Starter Kit Promotion

Dates: August 11-October 11, 2008

Promotion details:

From August 11-October 11, potential recruits will have the option of
becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator by purchasing one of three
special mini Starter Kits* priced at $119.

Stamp-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
109515 Fun & Fast Notes stamp set $36.95
100730 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $8.95
105548 Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2" x 11") $9.50
101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad $6.25
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $8.75

Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
111570 Contempo Alphabet stamp set $48.95
113059 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $23.95
105212 Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad $6.25

Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
111656 Inspired by Nature stamp set $28.95
114088 Décor Elements Chocolate Classic Ff $4.75
114126 Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes
114285 Décor Elements Applicator $2.25
111835 Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad $6.25

*Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in
the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also
includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter
Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item
of equal or lesser value.

Q: In the Fall-Winter Sampler, it lists a recruiting promotion during
this same period where the new recruit gets to choose a free stamp
set from the catalogue. Does this apply to these promotional Starter
A: No. The free stamp set offer is only for recruits who purchase the
standard Starter Kit for $249.


Q: Do the promotional Starter Kits include the same business supplies
as the standard Starter Kit?
A: Yes. All of the business supplies are the same. The promotional
kits just include fewer products. The Home Décor focused Starter Kit
is the only kit that includes a pack of Décor Elements brochures. All
other kits include just one single brochure.

Q: Are any of the items substitutable?
A: Yes. Just like the standard Starter Kit, most of the products in
the kit that are substitutable for like items in the catalogue. Check
out the online order form for more details on which items are

August 06, 2008

Happy BIRD-DAY-Manly Card


OK so I never have a manly card on hand and am always frantic to get one done because I am always in a pinch. This card is for one of my hubby's friends. I know what your thinking.....why MAKE a card for a 34 year old male. Is he really gonna like it or even care? Well this friends of his will for sure. He's just a super nice guy like that. So I put forth the effort for him. I LOVE these colours together! I think they are manly too don't you?

Anyhow I hope you like it!!

I'm still waiting for my shipment of new Stampin' Up catalogues. Can I just tell you how much it's killing me not to have them yet??????? I keep going to my front door to see if they have been delivered. No such luck. I'm on mat leave and my daughter naps like a dream. What else am I supposed to do but check the front door every 20 min??? HA HA.
Some big things coming out with Stampin' Up.....I will post soon about that. TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT!!

PAPER: Chocolate Chip, Temptimg Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie DS paper, Bella Rosa DS paper (new in SU catalogue)
OTHER: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, NEW SCALLOP PUNCH (will be in new SU catty)

August 03, 2008


Hey all! Thanks for stopping by today!

Well, I have FINALLY had a chanch to play with my new Stampin' Up goodies!! So this paper featured is going to be new in the SU catalogue and it's called Bella Rosa. SO PRETTY hey??? I love it!! It showcases a lot of the new "in colours" that will be released in the new catty too. Can I tell you how excited I am to get that catalogue in my hot little hands? I am praying that day will be Monday!!

Anyhow onto the card. This is a double pocket card and I got the idea from the Splitcoast site and you can find it HERE!. I thought it was quite easy and I liked the end result. Helps when you work with such beautiful paper!! This is only 1 sheet of paper and it displays front and back of that one sheet. I am excited to get some ribbon to match these new in colours. Looks bare without ribbon to me. What do you think?

Anyhow, thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great LONG weekend!!!
Paula :)

PAPER: Bella Rosa, Very Vanilla
STAMPS: Doodle This, Short and Sweet
INK: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette (NEW!!), Ridinghood Red (NEW!!) & Staz On Black
OTHER: Scallop punch, Round Tab Punch, Jumbo Eyelet, Pretty In Pink Ribbon,
TECHNIQUE: I paper Pieced the centre of one of the flowers (take your designer paper, stamp your image on it, cut it out and adhere to the image stamped on very vanilla piece)Then popped it up with dimentionals. VIOLA!!!

August 01, 2008

Adorable Explosion Booklet-CLASS!!!


Yep, I'm at it again and offering yet another fun stampin' / scrappin' class!!

This time you will be making a cute 5X5 Explosion Booklet!! Have a peak at the one I made "All About Cyprus" (my dog). This is such a neat little project that holds up to 16 pictures TOTAL! I didn't use that many because I wanted to add some journaling BUT you could if you wanted too!! I see this as a great STOCKING STUFFER idea. Afterall, Christmas is only 5 months away (AHHHHH back to work for me) so why not be prepared and make a little something for someone???

Here are the deets on my class:
When: Friday Aug 15th
Time: 7pm - whenever you's Friday afterall!!
Cost: ONLY $20.00!!!

YOU GET TO CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR WHEN YOU GET HERE and I will have a nice selection I promise! I can only accept 10 people for this little ditty. If you want to bring your photos that night that's great, if you have no clue what photos you'd like to put inside that's fine too. We can work around that! YOU DON'T HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO SCRAPBOOK / STAMP to attend. That's the beauty of this. Pure fun!!

Please let me know if you are interested in this class by no later than Wed Aug 6th. IF YOU SIGN UP A FRIEND I will have a little something for you!!

Thanks so much everyone for checkin' in today!! Have a great weekend.