Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring... please

London has experienced a winter like I have never seen before in my 8 years of living here. Snow, snow, snow, more snow, cold, cold, more cold, freezing rain, snow and (you guessed it) SNOW! I'm ready for spring. Yard duty is a nightmare "Stay off the ice hill..." I feel like a broken record. I used that saying with a student last week and he looked at me and said "Miss... what do you mean a broken recorder... is that like... a CD". Right... I forgot that you are most likely too young to get that saying!

Anyway, I feel it is appropriate to share a card Ana sent along. It uses the Sunny Garden DSP (seriously... dosen't that just scream spring, summer, sun etc.)???

The thing I love about Ana cards is that they use such clean lines. Here are the details for her card!

Sunny Garden
CS: Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Sunny Garden
Ink: Poppy Parade
Stamp set: Well Scripted
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight Designer Button
Cool tools: Scallop Trim punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch
Thanks for stopping by our blog!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Create a Cupcake Birthday Card

I love the colour purple and LOVE the new "2011 In Colour" Concord Crush. This card also uses 2 of my favourite stamp sets, Bring on the Cake and Create a Cupcake!

DSP: DSP Pack - In Colour 2010-2011 Hostess Level 1 gift
CS: Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Staz-on Black, Kraft, Concord Crush (marker), Poppy Parade (marker), Chocolate Chip (marker)
Stamp sets: Bring on the Cake, Create a Cupcake
Tools: Scallop Edge punch, paper snips (to cut out the cupcake)

Enjoy your Saturday!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Glimmer Paper Cupcake! - Ana's Card

I just love how it looks with the glimmer paper.

Here are the details:

Cupcake birthday card
CS: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red Glimmer Paper
DSP: Brights Pattern Pack (Real Red)
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede
Stamp Set: Creat a Cupcake
Tools: Build a Cupcake punch, Decorative Label punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, 1 3/4" circle punch
Embellishments: Real Red Gimmer Brads

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ana's Take on the Ice Cream Parlor DSP

Isn't it interesting that 2 people can have the same coloured CS, DSP and accessories and still come up with 2 completely different creations?
Here is Ana's take on the Ice Cream Parlor set...

Cheerful Thank You Card

CS: textured Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Peach Parfait
DSP: Ice Cream Parlour
Stamp Set: So Happy for You
Ink: Melon Mambo
Embelishments: Daffodil Delight Pompom trim, Ice Cream Parlour Pacific Point button, Ice Cream Parlour Quick Accents (Daffodil Delight scalloped edge trim)
Tools: 1" circle punch, 13/8" circle punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday - Take #2

I loved the orange/yellow Happy Birthday card I created last time and thought I'd try it with a different set of colours. Which one do you like best?

Here's the quick recipe:
CS: Melon Mambo, Pacific Point Very Vanilla
DSP: Ice Cream Parlor, Brights DSP Pack
Other Elements: Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accents (scallop edge, scallop circles)
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Pacific Point (ink pad), Melon Mambo (marker)
* Stamp the "Happy Birthday" sentiment in Pacific Point and then colour in with the Melon Mambo marker *

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Birthday!

A coworker of mine asked me to create an orange/yellow inspired birthday card for her daughter who was turning 11.
I jumped at the opportunity (of course, another excuse to make a card)!

Here is what I came up with:

Here's the quick recipe:
CS: Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
DSP: Ice Cream Parlor
Other Elements: Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accents (scallop edge, scallop circles)
Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (ink pad), Daffodil Delight (marker)
* Stamp the "Happ Birthday" sentiment in pumpkin pie and then colour in with the daffodil delight marker *

Enjoy the long weekend!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thinking happy, tropical thoughts!

Funny how after embracing such frigid winter temperatures that 6 degrees with sun feels like spring is coming!

Ana created the following card. It makes me think happy, tropical thoughts...

Here are her details!
CS: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
DSP: Sweet & Sour
Stamp Set: Cheers to You
Ink: Rose Red, Real Red, Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Embellisments: Hodgepodge Hardware, Rose Red ¼" grosgrain ribbon
Tools: 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch
Thanks for stopping by our blog!

Heather and Ana

Saturday, February 12, 2011

More Valentine's Day..

The card for today is made with the Valentine's Rub Ons Stampin' Up sent us with our demonstrator order. They are cute and make for some quick and easy cards! I gave this one to Ana - who today presented me with the card I posted yesterday... too funny!

Enjoy your Saturday,

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Defined (From Ana)

Here are the details of the Valentine's Day card.

CS: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White
DSP: Love Impressions
Ink: Real Red, Basic Gray
Stamp Set: Valentine Defined, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Punches: Decorative Label, Word Window, Modern Label

Have a great night!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Little Notes

These are the little notes I gave to coworkers for Valentine's Day. I love the glitter paper heart!
CS: Real Red, Very Vanilla
DSP: Sending Love (specialty paper with glitter in it!)
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Punches: Full Heart, Word Window, Modern Label

Enjoy your Thursday and TGIF tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day Treat Cup Card!

Yesterday I shared the treat bag toppers for the LDSA Valentine's Day party. Today I'm sharing a card made with the sweetheart treat cups filled with red hot heart candies (super cute).
CS: Pretty in Pink
DSP: Sending Love
Ink: Real Ted
Embellishments: Heart Treat Cups
Punches: Full Heart Punch

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chocolate Valentine's Day Treats!

On Saturday, the London Down Syndrome Association's YouthBlast group (teens/young adults) has their Valentine's Day Event. We will be making chocolates and cards. These bag toppers are made out of a 4X4 piece of cardstock or DSP, folded in half and decorated with stamps and punched paper. I attached them to the cello bags with 2 staples and hid them with decorations! Are they not too cute?

Stay tuned for an Ana card tomorrow!


Monday, February 7, 2011

Ana's Greenhouse Gala Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my friend's birthday.
CS: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Sets: Well Scripted
Embellishment: Antique brad
Tool: Decrative Label punch

Sunday, February 6, 2011


This is a birthday card made for a card swap at an upcoming upline meeting.
CS: Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
DSP: Sweet and Sour
Ink: Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets: Bring on the Cake (Occasions Mini) and Bliss (Sale-A-Bration)
Ribbon: Rose Red 1/4 inch grosgrain

Note: I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in Rose Red and then coloured it in with a Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker
Check back tomorrow for a card by Ana.



So our first order from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalogue came in this past Friday. It is also Sale-A-Bration time, so for every $60 of Stampin' Up! product you purchase, you get a free stamp set. How AWESOME is that???

You can see the catalogue online here

Now onto the fun stuff. Ana and I got together this afternoon for 4 hours of creative heaven. Over the next week, we’ll be sharing some of our creations on the blog! Check back for new cards and scrapbook layouts!