Santa’ s Suit, Oh My!

By | August 9, 2017

Hi Stampers

Oh My, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators have seen the Holiday Catalogue and have started to pre order from it.   There is something for everyone.   Whimsical, Traditional, Religious… Stampin’ Up! have you covered for the holidays.

My strategy when purchasing from the Holiday catalogue this year was :

  • A whimsical set
  • A traditional set
  • One I love and had to have
  • A fall set
  • A Halloween set

Oh.. then there was the paper, embellishments, ribbon, accessories, etc. etc. etc.    I left a few items in the catalogue, but they are flagged for September.

This card uses the stamp set “Santa’s Suit” and the co-ordinating die “Santa Builder Framelits”.   This is my Whimsical set.    I hemmed and hawed at this set, but the more I looked at it, the more I had to have it.   And wouldn’t you know… it was the first set I cracked open when my order arrived.    The “HO HO HO” is from the Oh, What’s Fun stamp set.   I was so happy when it didn’t retire this year.   It is the perfect stamp set for whimsical Christmas cards.

Santa's Suit

Inside the card

Santa's Suit

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Merry Mistletoe – Silver or Gold?

By | August 8, 2017

Hi Stampers

This card was the last card in the Merry Mistletoe Class.    We used some of the Embossing Paste with a bit of Dazzling Diamonds mixed in.    The deer was embossed in silver.      But… this wasn’t the original version.


Merry Mistletoe

When I originally started preparing for this class, the first card I made is below.   But when I finished prepping for the class, the card below didn’t match the rest of the cards in the class.   So, I reworked it to the one above.    But I love the card below.   So this is my Silver vs Gold comparison.    The same card, but in two different colours.   That is one of the things I love about stamping…… just change the colour to get a new look.

Merry Mistletoe

Which one is your favourite?

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Merry Mistletoe Christmas Card

By | August 7, 2017

Hi Stampers

Another day, another Merry Mistletoe Christmas Card.    This is the 4th card in the Class.    This card is another one that can be mass produced for your Christmas needs.

 

Merry Mistletoe

 

Using your markers to colour the holly branch with Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler to get the two colours on the stamp.   I love this holly image, it is very delicate.

Merry Mistletoe

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Merry Mistletoe Christmas Card

By | August 6, 2017

Hello Stampers

Wow… what a difference a day makes… okay, maybe three days.     I woke up yesterday at 7:00 am, cleaned the house and was ready and waiting for the Saturday Morning Stampers at 10:00 am.     Oh yes, that B12 shot has finally kicked in.    I feel almost normal (well… for me).

I have another Merry Mistletoe card to share with you.

This card is very basic, but the addition of the embossed Reindeer and a bit of ribbon adds the extra detail.    This was the 3rd of 5 cards that everyone made.   This would be a perfect card to mass produce.

 

Merry Mistletoe

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Merry Mistletoe Gift Card Holder

By | August 3, 2017

Hi Stampers

Well, I couldn’t do it any longer and ended up at the Doctors office again.    Coming home from work and sleeping from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am and waking up tired is not normal.     The supplements haven’t kicked in yet so he gave me a B12 shot.   I am hoping for a miracle.   I go back in a couple of weeks for another follow up.      I am telling you all this because I pre ordered from the Holiday Catalogue on Tuesday and expedited the shipping……. it arrives on Friday.   I will have new toys and I want to create.   Oh yes… it is all about Stamping!

This is a quick post this morning showcasing another Merry Mistletoe card.    This is actually  a Gift Card holder because we all need those at Christmas.

Merry Mistletoe Gift Card Holder

Inside of the Gift Card Holder.

Merry Mistletoe Gift Card Holder

 

Check in tomorrow for another Merry Mistletoe Card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Merry “Mistletoe” Christmas

By | August 1, 2017

Hi Stampers

If you are following along on my little piece of Cyber-World…. I have a question.    Is the font on my posts too small?

I have been playing with the font and if I enlarge it, it seems ridiculous, but this size, as posted today, seems small.    The quest is continuing for the perfect font/ size.   I am going to have to do a bit of research on the subject.   So if you check in to see what is happening and see a mismatch of fonts… you will know.

Last Saturday was the first of my Christmas Classes.    This one featured the “Merry Mistletoe” stamp set.   I know it seems like it is too early to start Christmas cards, but ‘Christmas in July’ is a popular card class.   It won’t be long before the kids are going back to school (in Canada), then it is September, then everything is full throttle towards the holidays.

Stampers came out and made 5 unique cards using the Merry Mistletoe stamp set.   There were two price points for this class giving the Stampers the option to go home with the Stamp set, paper and ribbon and another price point just for the Class.    I think this worked for everyone involved.

If you are ever looking for inspiration, look no further than the Annual Catalogue.   At one point it use to be called “Idea Book” and that is exactly what is it.    This first card is “almost” a direct copy of a card that is in the Catalogue.

Merry Mistletoe

 

I wasn’t sure how the original card was made, so I “winged” it.      I love the technique of taking marker to stamp…. we inked up only a few words on the sentiment and created a whole different phrase.     This is what the original phrase looks like:

Merry Mistletoe

Pretty awesome idea.

 

The Scoop

  • Merry Mistletoe stamp set
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
  • Layering Square Framelits
  • Layering Oval Framelits
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies
  • Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Be Merry Designer Series Paper
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • Real Red Marker
  • Garden Green ink pad
  • Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive
Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Coffee and a Card, Stampin’ Up! Style

By | July 31, 2017

Hi Stampers

From June through to the end of September, I have set aside the last Wednesday of the Month to host a Coffee and a Card at Coffee Culture Cafe on Bramalea Road in Brampton.

I cannot tell you how much fun these are and how much I enjoy hosting them.    Yes the Stampers are coming out to make a card.   But more importantly they are coming out…… to socialize, meet other Stampers, have a coffee / tea, support me and support the Coffee Shop.     My goals isn’t to make money on these ventures ( I am taking time off my real job to do this!), but to bring it out into the community.     Each time we have an event, someone (not with our group), will provide positive feedback.   This month a lady getting coffee stopped me to enquire what we were doing.    It warmed my heart when she said it was so nice to see women so HAPPY.   In that context alone, it seems odd… women ARE happy, but the group last week, was chatting, laughing with each other (and most are not even familiar with each other), but they were having a good time.      The Manager came in at one point and shook my hand.    He was beaming that we were there.    Some customers arrived early and were having breakfast when I walked in…… the event is working!     I appreciate all of you that come out and support this little venture.

Now the funny part this month was when the Brampton Fire Department rolled up to the front of the Coffee Shop.    Oh No… we didn’t question why was the firetruck there… we were just happy that the Firemen were coming in.     They were coming in for coffee, but when they walked in and saw 14 women staring at them, they even asked what on earth was going on!.    You know I had to ask them for a picture with the group… and they obliged.      Of course I took credit for the excitement and told the Stampers I arranged the visit just for them (NOT!).

Coffee and a Card

Coffee and a Card Coffee and a Card

When I started these last year, I was worried that I would only get a few people to come out.   But it has grown and that makes me happy.    I hope that everyone is enjoying them as much as I am.    I go back to work after the event and my Boss comments on how I am beaming and so excited.    Just goes to tell you that I Love What I Do with Stampin’ Up!

This month we made a card using the new Carols of Christmas Bundle that will be released on August 1st.   This is an early release from the Holiday Catalogue that goes live to Customers on September 1st.

Carols of Christmas

 

The back of the card uses a sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set.

Coffee and a Card

If you want to see more posts from previous Coffee and a Cards, HERE is June’s 2017 event and October 2016 event HERE.

The Scoop

  • Carols of Christmas stamp set
  • Star of Light stamp set
  • Card Front Builder Thinlits die
  • Layering Square Thinlit die
  • Night of Navy card stock
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Old Olive ink
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Rhinestone
  • Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Dimensionals
  • Tear & Tape

 

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

A Bouquet of Flowers… just for you

By | July 30, 2017

Hi Stampers

A bit of a confession on my part but I have been dragging my butt.   After a month of sleeping 12 hours a day (when I can) and still feeling like crap, I decided (I was overdue) to go for a my annual physical.   And to no surprise, my Iron and B12 are both low.   I wasn’t surprised because this isn’t the first time.   I am back on supplements but it will take a while to get the levels back up.    I go back in 5 weeks for a checkup to see if things improve before he decides on the next step.     All I can think is this better correct itself before I go on vacation.   I can feel small improvements and have energy one day and will do everything I can…  then crash the next.   Saturday was the Merry Mistletoe Class and I felt great.   When everyone left and I put everthing away, I stayed up until 5:00 and couldn’t do it anymore… so to bed I went.    Today will be a down day of blogging / creating / catching up….. oh yes in my PJ’s.    So if you have been wondering why I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging, it is because I have been doing a lot of sleeping 🙂    Here is hoping things are getting better, my energy comes back, the foggy head and lack of concentration goes away and I  get back to ” my” normal.     It has been hard creating for classes and events, but it is getting better.

But now I am going to share some cards with you over the next few days… after all, that is why you are here.

Have you seen the Bouquet Bunch Framelits and the co-ordinating Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.    Isn’t it adorable.   And check out the Brick Wall made with the Embossing Paste.   That stuff is pretty addictive.    You can mix it with reinkers, glitter, etc.  More on that in future posts.     This is definitely a card for someone special.

Beautiful Bouquet

The Scoop

  • Beautiful Bouquet stamp set
  • Bouquet Bunch Framelits
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Embossing Paste
  • Embossing Mask
  • Embossing Pallet Knives
  • Silicon Sheet
  • Pool Party card stock
  • Melon Mambo card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Whisteria Wonder card stock
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Elegant Eggplant card stock
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Marina Mist ink
  • Flirty Flamingo ink
  • Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper
  • Pearls
  • Dimensionals
  • Multi Purpose Liquid Tombow
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Linen Thread

Next up, is Coffee and a Card that was held last week.   I cannot tell you how much fun these are and I am loving holding them at the coffee shop.   Check in tomorrow to hear all about it.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

At Home With You, Christmas Card

By | July 23, 2017

Hi Stampers

The last Club card for July featured the “At Home With You” Bundle.   I love this set.   I had shared this card earlier when the Annual catalogue was released, but wanted to make it a Club card as well.

Card - Christmas

Open the door to reveal the “Merry Christmas”.

At Home

 

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Stampin’ Up! Hostess Set – In the City

By | July 18, 2017

Hi Stampers

One of the things that I love about  Stampin’ Up! Catalogues are the ideas.    It is jam packed full of inspiration and ideas.    When  I was putting together the Club cards for July, I wanted to use the Hostess Set, In the City.     Looking on page 222 of the catalogue, there was the cutest card and I decided to recreate it.    I changed it ever so slightly.  Don’t you love the fireworks.

Stampin' Up! In the City Hostess set

 

This is the same card but with the wedding chapel.

 

Stampin' Up! In The City Wedding card

 

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com