Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Designer Showcase at Scrapn' Stamp Canada

Hi Everyone:

Today I am the featured designer over at Scrapn' Stamp Canada.

Don't you love to give homemade gifts? I especially like to at this time of the year. I am always looking for a different ways to “showcase” my gifts, like DVD cases, plastic boxes etc why it is all about the packaging. I like how packaging is made, I am one of those who likes to keep boxes that things have come in or even worse have purchased items just because of the packaging. My favorite packaging is anything perfume related, candles, or anything spa related. Why even last night at Starbucks I was drawn to this beautiful package not because of the content but more because of the die cut. In fact I can't even remember what was in the packaging but I can tell you the colour shape and what the design is. I know I am weird but it could be worse. But seriously company's spend literally millions of dollars creating and designing packaging that will help sell their particular product.

Check out my contribution, at least the look to help showcase your Xmas cards or any cards that you might want to create. This is a super easy project that you can do in as little as a few hours plus the cards. Check out my post here.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Sketch Post - Scrapn' Stamp Canada Challenge #3

November Sketch Challenge #3

Well I can't believe that another week has gone by. Are you finding the days zooming by lately I just can't seem to get things done? I have all these ideas in my head, and not enough time to get them done. Things are getting very busy with Christmas coming and so do the parties, the shopping and well the best part crafts! You would think with all the ideas I have buzzing in my head I would have my cards done, but nope nothing is done. To busy doing things for everyone else. LOL. Anyway it's Friday and with that comes the Friday Sketch over at Scrapn' Stamp Canada and you won't be disappointed with today's submissions

Friday Sketch Post - Scrapn' Stamp Canada

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Just another short post but still worth checking out. I did this wonderful baby shower invitation for a good friend of mine, her sister is pregnant and having as you guessed a baby girl. She was looking for something different and loved Stampin' Up's Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set but as we know it also has a candle in the center. So I cut off the candle and cover it up with a cute and simple flower, some pink beads and you have yourself a pretty pink cupcake good enough to eat.

Stampin' Up's Crazy for Cupcakes, Pink Bead Duo, Backgrounds 1 Stampin' Up Texturz Plates, Modern Label Punch, and Trio Flower Punch.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Decorating with Definitely Decorative from Stampin' Up

Hi All:

Today I am working on some wedding invitation design so it will be just a short post today. Things are starting to get done in the new house, this past weekend my cousin was down again from up North for an update appointment at the hospital. She is doing fantastic and doesn't have to return for another 6 months which sucks because we have so much fun together doing crafts etc. I must say her visits even the short ones motivate me to get things done and this post reflects one of these projects.

Our family room is looking great but was certainly missing things, pictures on walls, pillows etc. So off we went shopping to find some pillows and frames to help bring it all together. With that I bought (awhile ago) some Decor Elements from Stampin' Up. I am not sure if you are familiar with this product but I am soooooooo into it talk about instant gratification and decor WOW. I purchased the Trees, Thoughts and Prayers along with Direction of Your Dreams you can see it
here. I at first purchased the medium but when I first started to measure I realized it was going to be to small for such a large wall and ended up ordering the large which was perfect. This product is super easy to apply. I would however suggest for big items such as this that you have someone to help if even to just double check your measuring and leveling. Other than that it was honestly so easy to apply and in the end breathtaking. I must say it took less than 1 hour to apply this, which is not long at all. And our family room has gone from nice to WOW, here are some pictures of the end product.

I will be posting more as I continue to definitely decorative my house using this wonderful product from Stampin' Up.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday Sketch Post - Scrapn' Stamp Canada

Happy Friday to You!

Isn't this the best time of the year, the air is cool, the season is changing and for us right now in Ontario Canada Mother Nature is blessing us with a bright sunny day. What could be better?

Last night my cousin arrived for a short visit and while sitting with a nice cup of tea last night she brought to my attention that Christmas is only 6 weeks away. Yes 6 weeks! I don't know about you but Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and mix that with crafting makes me a happy person.

As you know it is Friday and with that Scrapn' Stamp Canada Friday Sketch. I just love these challenges. There are times when I want to craft and I just sit and nothing comes out. With these challenges it makes it easy to structure what I want and if I want I can change it up too. It's just that easy. So today I challenge you to hop on over the this weeks Friday Challenge and create your own masterpiece and don't forget to submit your masterpiece, who knows you might win this weeks goodies!

Friday Sketch Post - Scrapn' Stamp Canada

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pals Paper Art - In the Pink - PPA14

True Friend - In the Pink
Special Edition Challenge at Pals Paper Arts

This week Pals Paper Art are "In the Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness... helping those cancer survivors, and remembering those that continue to battle, as well as the countless number of family and friends that have been touched by this disease.

With today's submission we are "In the Pink"