Sunday, February 17, 2013

You are simply wonderful....

I created this CAS card a few weeks ago at my friend Amanda's house. We cased it from a photo she had saved on her computer.  I believe she saw a similar version on Pinterest.  I'm sorry the photo wasn't watermarked so i'm not sure who the original creator is -- thank you for the inspiration.   : )
The 1-3/4" DSP circle is raised with a dimensional and the small DSP heart is also raised with half a dimensional.

When Alyssa saw this card she asked if it was a mickey mouse card!  at first i laughed and thought what is she talking about and then said..hey good imagination.. : )  

Hope you like...

Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets: Friendly Phrases

Ink:  Black Stazon

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, More Amore DSP

Accessories and More: 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Small Heart Punch,  Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals, Snail adhesive 


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Be My Valentine...

Are you looking to create a stunning Valentine's day card in less then 10 minutes? ---This is it!  I was inspired by a card i seen on Lindsay Amrhein`s Blog a while back.  Her card had 3 red hearts in a row and a couple rhinestones.  This is what i came up with.  Thanks for the inspiration Lindsay!  :)

Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets: Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen

Ink: Real Red, Black Stazon

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Real Red

Accessories and More: Corner Punch, Linen Thread, Rhinestone Jewels, Snail adhesive 


Monday, January 21, 2013

Hearts a Flutter

Stampin' Up has updated the My Paper Pumpkin website to make it easier for you to register for your subscription.  They have added a drop down box so you can choose if you are a Canadian or American subscriber.  For all my Canadian customer please click on the drop down box in the top right corner to Canada-English.   This will update the site to Canadian pricing and you will be able to enter your Canadian address.  If you followed my instructions in the previous post you are already set up for the Canadian page and won't need to do anything further.  The Canadian page will automatically pop up when connected to the site. (you won't need to click the drop down box, it will already show Canada-English in the top right corner).

This card was inspired by Mary Fish.  (Thank you Mary for the inspiration)

Hope you like... ; )

Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets: Hearts a Flutter, Bitty Banner

Ink: Pool Party, Real Red, Black Stazon

Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red

Accessories and More: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon, Bright Collection Button, Linen Thread, Snail adhesive, Dimensionals.


Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 - A Year in Review Part II

Wow! I certainly can't believe a whole year has flown by? Looking back on our blog for 2012 was certainly fun for the kids and I.  Ethan wants to make a "green drink" RIGHT NOW!-- lol and Alyssa's clearing off her craft table so she can craft with me tomorrow.  She has to be my most favorite crafting buddy!  We can't wait to spend the first day of the New Year in our PJ's crafting the whole day away.. : )

It was hard to pick just one favorite so i've broken it down.

Here are a few of my FAVORITE posts of Leigha's:
I'll be sad to see the beautiful flowers on the sidebar disappear after January 2nd.  Leigha has done such a wonderful job creating paper flowers, she brings the flowers to life!  It's no surprise to me that "Lynn's Bouquet" was chosen by SplitCoastStampers in their list of Favorites: The Best of 2012.  How gorgeous is that bouquet??!!!!!  My favorite bouquet has to be the Summer Bouquet .  I love the colours in this bouquet and with the matching boutonniere and table center pieces to boot.  Soooo AMAZING.. ; )

I also love Leigha's Butterfly card and Butterfly Scrapbook page.  As you can tell from many of my blog posts I LOVE butterflies.

Two other faves are the Domestic Goddess birthday card and St. Patricks Day Shamrocks card.  I think it might be the sewing... i love it when leigha sews on her projects!!  : )

The most popular/favorite posts of mine. Based on page views, the most popular posts posted by me were:

Shortened Framed Tulips Technique

Thank you to everyone who purchased my Cupcake Tutorial this past year.  I have to say i really enjoyed creating the cards for this tute.   Especially the Movie Strip Card...i still can't part with these gorgeous cards!  : )

Wishing you Health and Happiness in 2013. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 - A Year in Review - Leigha

Happy 2013!  

I'm also thrilled to say that the bouquet I created for Lynn's Bouquet Tutorial was chosen by SplitCoastStampers in their list of  Favorites: The Best of 2012.  What an honour to be chosen and included amongst such talented artists :)  Whoo hoo!  My humble thanks to the talented and dedicated ladies who volunteer their time to organize and  run the Favorites forum over at SplitCoastStampers.

Wow!  Can you believe a whole year has flown by?  I can't.  Looking back on 2012, I thought it would be fun to share some of our most popular and favorite posts with you. I had a blast looking back at this past year's posts, and seeing which ones were the most popular with our readers.  Did you have any favorites?

It was so much fun revisiting and going through old posts, that I just HAD to list more than one.  Here are a few of my FAVORITE posts of Natasha's

I LOVED this card!  Awesome colour scheme and layout. It actually inspired me to purchase the Make a Monster set :)

Gorgeous, Gorgeous card!  Love the colour combinations and the delicate simplicity.  The clear window sheets added just the "extra something".  Based on our stats, you guys loved this card too!  

Cool card!  Wow!  Way to encorporate all those team themes and colours.  What coach wouldn't love to get this for a gift?  

What a cute and awesome little gift idea!  I loved it, and you guys did too!  This was a huge hit on our blog and on Pinterest :)

Okay, on to most popular/favorite posts of mine.   Based on page views, the most popular post posted by me were these posts: 

 Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. 
Looking foward to 2013.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Every Flower Tutorial is Retiring January 2nd, 2013!!   

Thanks to each and every customer who has made my flower tutorials so wildly successful!  It is now time to retire these tutorials. On January 2nd, these tutorials will be taken down off the sidebars.  If you've been sitting on the fence about purchasing one or more of these tutorials, now is your last chance.  Grab them before they're gone.  Plus, all tutorials are BOGO free! 

This CAS thank you card was inspired by Sylvia Blum.  

Products used for this project:  

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri

Ink: Basic Black, Calypso Coral 

Card Stock:  Whisper White,  Calypso Coral DSP 

Accessories and more: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Dimensionals, Billboard Alphabet Decorative Strip Sizzlit (retired). 

Boxing Week BOGO Sale !! 

Starts midnight, December 26th, and goes until 11:59 pm January 1, 2013. (Pacific Standard Time)

Every flower tutorial that is along the right hand sidebar is on sale, buy one get one FREE*! (*free tutorial must be of equal or lesser value)  Yes, that's right!  Have you been waiting to purchase one of these? Don't Wait!!  Now is the time to grab one before they are gone, and get one for free.   Simply make your purchase with the PayPal button found with your tutorial, and then either add a comment to purchaser as to which one you would like for free, or, simply send me an email after you complete your purchase letting me know which tutorial you would like to have for free.  It's as simple as that!!

Questions?  Feel free to email me.  I'd love to hear from you. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow Day......Let's Build a Snowman..

We woke up to snow this morning.  The kids were super excited!  Ethan was hoping for no school but no he went to school ----oh but only AFTER he attempted to "jump" off all the snow from the trampoline.. : )

When Alyssa looked out the window her eyes popped out!!  she yelled " did that happen??"  then she ran upstairs and put on her snowsuit! 

Since it was snowing i thought yay...INSIDE DAY...lets craft!  BUT oooh don't run around the house with your snowsuit on and watch the snow fall outside!!  so we bundled up and off we went to build a snowman... ; )

After we built a snowman we came inside for some hot chocolate, cookies and a snuggle.  We had snow much fun.... : )

Hope you like.... : )

Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets: Stylin' Snowfolk, Snow Much Fun

Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze

Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Accessories and More:  Vintage Trinkets, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, 2-way Glue Pen, Paper Snips, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail adhesive