Monday, February 28, 2011

Registration is Officially Open

REGISTER NOW! 2011 Demonstrator Wedding Invitation Workshop

Yes registration is officially open for 2011 Demonstrator Wedding Workshop.

Join me for my all day workshop using Stampin’ Up products. Over the next week I will be showing Sneak Peaks of each design to tempt your creativity. When you finish this workshop you will have 4 complete Wedding Packages to share with your customers and brides. After the workshop you will also receive complete directions, templates and word docs to create your own samples or help brides create there own DIY invites.

See here for how to register and ensure your space. Can't make the workshop then purchase the workshop PDF!

Register before March 7 and you could win one of 4 Wedding Guest Book!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Spring Wedding Invitations - Hand Designed and Printed

Today here in Canada we are experiencing a cold spell, whiteouts and weather typical to our location much different than what we experienced yesterday.

After yesterdays spring tease I just had to show a invitation that I created that will having you thinking of spring and cherry blossom trees. This invitation is an accordian style invitation, it measures flat 15"w x 7"h; it has 2 folds one at 5" and the other at 10". This invitation fits in a standard envelope, and features a postcard style replycard that perferates from the end of the invite it also has Other Wedding Events and a Map showing key spots like where the church is located the reception and even key landmarks. All easily customized to your particular taste.

This invitation was designed as a accordian fold, add a simple shear ribbon and you have an absolutly beautiful invitation.

The accordian fold allows for panels the more folds the thicker the invitation. The following images are based on each panel being 5" w x 7" h the entire invitation has 6 panels and is 2 sided. Flat this invitation is 15"w x 7"h folded it is 5" w x 7" h.

Front Panel

Inside panel the Invitation 

Inside middle panel Other Wedding Events

Wedding RSVP Panel
For RSVP is an actual postcard that is perferated and can be removed, it is already addressed and has a spot for a stamp. All that needs to be done is for it to be filled out and mailed. Simple as that.


Wedding RSVP Postcard - Self Mailer

Wedding Map
The middle panels has a map that is customized to your particular wedding, it shows locations for both wedding and reception and can also show key landmarks and tourist information.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Birthday My Friend

Springs Right Around the Corner with Springtime Vintage

I am little late in posting this but I love it so that I just had to share.

I made this birthday card for my good friend Yvonne using Stampin' Ups designer series paper Springtime Vintage from the Occasions Mini Catalogue.

I have know Yvonne for 20 years now, over those twenty years I have grown to love her like a sister. Through the years I have seen her children born and have watched them turn into these absolutely lovely women. Something she and her husband Bob can be so proud of. Not only are their girls beautiful on the outside but on the inside is there true beauty. She has allowed me to love them like my own, be their friend and share in their lives. She is a fabulous wife, I am sure her husband can attest to that. She is a wonderful mother, sister, daughter and friend she is the kind of person you would want in your life. She would do anything for you.

Happy Birthday my Friend you hold a special place in my heart, just wanted you to know.

Card open held with Adornments Vintage Flower Baja Breeze.

Card open allowing for a message.

Side view of card held open with Adornments Vintage Flower Baja Breeze

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mother's Day Canvas Art - Sale-A-Bration Smackdown

Part of being a guest designer at last Saturday's Sale-A-Bration Smackdown was to do a demonstration. I chose to create this absolutely adorable 6" x 6" canvas art. I know you won't believe me but this is a super easy project that allows you to open up creatively and have a good time. There are no mistakes, no it "should" be this way it is what I like to call "free wheeling crafting", just let loose and have a good time.


Interested? Join me for my 6 x 6 Mothers Day Vintage Canvas Workshop

For this class you will create this super cute 6" x 6" canvas for the wall or to sit on your desk. Included with this class you will make a matching bag and card ready for giving. Join me and unleash your creativity you will never look back.

The 40$ fee includes all the supplies necessary (except for your adhesive) to make this cute 6 x 6 canvas, as well as matching bag and card. Please bring your own favorite adhesive all others will be supplied. 

Spend $60 CAN before taxes and get FREE Sale-A-Bration product and save $10.00 on this workshop. Ask me how!

When: Sunday April 17, 2011
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: 144 Patterson Cres. Carleton Place, Ontario

Space is limited so register today. Simply click on the Buy Now button to register today.

NOTE: Only those who have paid in advance for the event through PayPal will be registered. You don't need a PayPal account to register; simply click on the button above and follow the instructions.

Cancellations: 48-hours notice is required for ALL cancellations a refund in the form of a credit for a future class will be given. No refund will be given after this 48-hours notice and no re-schedule will be allowed.

Number of Guests

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Guest Speaker Sale-A-Bration Smackdown

Yesterday was a fantastic day, I was the guest speaker at Sale-A-Bration Smackdown for local demonstrators and customers. Basically we get together and learn new ideas and techniques and of course the make-and-takes can't forget them. This was organized by the ever so lovely Marlayne from SparkleDaisy Stamping Thank you Marlayne! 

Over the next few days I will be showing you what I created for this event and what I talked about. This was my very first time as a guest speaker but I have to tell you the ladies made me feel so at ease and so welcomed that it was like a walk in the park. I will also show you the fantastic make-and-takes that we made.

Over the next few weeks I will also be posting my Sneak Peaks for this years Wedding Invitation Workshop. So there are lots of things going on over here in the studio.

Dreaming = Creative = Pillow

Creating for me is like breathing, cut off the creativity cuts the oxigen to my brain, not good. Most of the ideas I have been getting lately have come from dreams I have had. For example, many of the wedding invitations that I have designed come from dreams and anything 3D too.

Generally I don't sleep through the night, mostly a couple of hours. If I am having a creative dream I make sure that I have paper close by and a pen and flashlight so I can jot down what ever it was that I dreamed. Now for most of you, you probably think I am nuts and you might be right but if I don't write it down chances are I won't remember it and that just can't happen.

I love the fact that not only are Stampin Up's Classic Ink Colours fantastic but they also offer a Craft version for many of them that can be used for everthing else that isnt paper. This opens even more possibilites of creating items other than cards of scrapbooking.

I have always wanted to stamp on fabric and I have been dreaming of doing a pillow for so long it seems. Again another one of those dreams. So as one of my projects to "Show and Tell" for Sale-A-Bration Smackdown I designed this pillow using Stampin Up Products!

NOTE: Instructional and supplies PDF to follow.