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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

You're How Old?

Hi and happy Tuesday!

Today's share is a fun card I made using lots of goodies from the new Occasions catalogue.

I've used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit die, teamed with the 'Just Sayin'' stamp set and Retro Fresh DSP.
Did you notice the stamping on the Pool Party DSP behind the hexagons? That's the new 'Hardwood' stamp. It's my "go to" stamp at the moment LOL.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Cute Mini Tutorial For Sale

Carol and I have been busy again and we have a new tutorial for purchase.

We've used the envelope punch board and new tag punch to create an adorable pocket tag book.
It's a great little gift, or handy to have on hand for your own needs. And it's ideal for a class!


A little book of tags for every occasion!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sale-a-brating With Banners!

Hi and happy Monday :)

Here's card #2 for my 'Sale-a-brate In Style' class.
I've used the 'Banner Blast' stamp set (that you can order for free with orders of $60) and corresponding punch.
The background "sky" paper is from the Sale-a-bration (SAB) 'Sweet Sorbet' DSP pack (another goodie you can earn for free!) and the embossing on the clouds is from the SAB  'Decorative Dots' embossing folder.

Have a super day and thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sale-a-brate In Style!

Hi there :)

Doesn't the photo above remind you of Spring?

Back in New Zealand the tulips popping up in the Botanic Garden always signaled the onset of Spring for me so that was the inspiration for this card in a box project for my upcoming class.

I've used the 'Sweet Sorbet' DSP (one of the free goodies you can choose from with Sale-a-bration!) to cover my box and to make a coordinating envelope. The images are from the lovely set 'Backyard Basics' which have coordinating framelits so no need for fussy cutting!

I love how this card is so full of dimension yet it lies flat for posting!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek :)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Here's Our Latest Tutorial!

Happy Wednesday :)
Carol and I have come up with some new projects using items from the Occasions Catalogue. Everything from cards to a banner. Things you can use for your home, for a gift, for a class, there's lots of possibilities!

You will receive a PDF with 
39 pages of instructions and 95 photos, 
all for $10! 


Monday, February 3, 2014

SUDSOL Blog Tour - Welcome!

Hello, happy Monday and welcome SUDSOL Members and tour followers alike!!

This is my very first blog tour (squeal!) so thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my creations. I'd love it if you left me a comment or two as well :)

My first share is a birthday card made with some Sale-a-bration (SAB) goodies.
You've gotta love free stuff right?!

I've used the 'Banner Blast' stamp set and coordinating banner punch. I LOVE these bitty banners. They're so cute and just the right size for stringing along on a card.

Did you notice my embossing on the clouds?
Also a SAB goodie. This time its the 'Decorative Dots' embossing folder.

Then last but not least there's the "sky" DSP ... it's from the 'Sweet Sorbet' SAB Designer Series Paper.

For my second project I decided I wanted to go for a longer leaner look so I made my card base 3 x 6". This meant I had to make an envelope for the card but with my SU! envelope punch board it was a cinch ;)
I used the oldie but goodie Top Note die to shape the top of my card to add some interest. I embossed the Coastal Cabana Top Note shape with the 'Decorative Dots' embossing folder (my current go-to embossing pattern, thanks Sale-a-bration!).

I've used the 'Fresh Prints' DSP Stack and Spiral Flower Originals Die from the Occasions  mini catalogue and teamed it up with the 'You're Lovely' stamp set from SAB.
I cut the flower out with felt (I love that I can cut more than just cardstock with these dies) and it was a breeze to roll up and shape.

My third project is a special one. I have a dear friend turning 50 soon and I made this card for her.
The card base measures 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".

I used the stamp set 'So Very Grateful'  from the Occasions mini and watercoloured the images using my ink pad lids and a blender pen. The colours I used were Primrose Petal, Real Red and Old Olive.
The photo doesn't do the card justice to show you how gorgeous the flowers look coloured in!

I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the four images.

The central diamond panel is raised with dimensionals and measures 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" (the red square). I stamped (and coloured) the other flower image from the stamp set , in the centre of the panel but most of it is covered up with the "50". I like that just a few sprigs are peeking out though.

I finished off my card with dry embossing, some Raspberry Ripple ribbon and a touch of glitter to give it some sparkle.

That's all from me so thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you've enjoyed my projects as much as I did sharing them with you :)

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Mark Your Calendars!

East Coast Stampin' Event!!!

We* are so excited to invite you to our very first 
****East Coast Stampin' event!****
East Coast Stampin' - Summer 2014 Edition
Saturday, June 14, 10am-4pm
Best Western Glengarry Hotel, Truro, NS
You will want to come and bring your friends...
Because you will spend a fabulous day 
relaxing with other papercrafters from across the Atlantic Region
sharing ideas, making projects, and having fun!
There will be
  • ·         An Inspiration Station with dozens of cards and projects 
  •      "WOW" Video Presentations 
  •       Make & Takes throughout the day
  •       Technique Demonstrations
  •       Project Contests - People's Choice Awards
  •       Retired Product Sale
You will receive
  • a Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue
  • a free gift of new product from the catalogue
  • a chance to win a fabulous door prize!
  • Handmade treats
  • On-line tutorials for the Make & Takes you missed
  • New ideas and inspiration
  • Time spent with friends - old and new!
Also included
  • Welcome Snack, Lunch, Afternoon Snack
  • Free Parking
All for only $75.00 

Registration closes April 15th and is limited to 100 participants so register early to save your space!

Please bring a Basic Kit of adhesive and a bone folder

For more information and to register visit:
*Your hosts: Maree Streeter (
                     Carol Matthews (
                     Linda Berger