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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Craft Project Central #10


The latest project over at Craft Project Central is this Surprise Candy Box and Easel Card designed by Kim.  I love Kim's blog!  Be sure to stop by and check it out.  It's a huge source of inspiration for me. 

You can get the step-by-step instructions on how to make this project by visiting CPC here and subscribing to July. 



Thursday, July 28, 2011

Craft Project Central #9


Today I want to share this great Pennent Parade Card Sampler project created by Anne Marie over at Craft Project Central .  Anne Marie is just one of the incredibly talented designers over at CPC this month.  You can check out Anne Marie's blog here.  

To get the complete step-by-step instructions on how to create this project, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July.  

Also, remember Craft Project Central is now hosting the Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Challenge.  You can find details of the card challenge here.  Post your card, and then link your card to the challenge site before July 31st.  Each week our project designers will pick their top two favorites.  At the end of the month the designers will vote on a favorite (out of the eight), and the winner will receive a $50 Stampin’ Up! shopping spree!!  We hope that you will be inspired to try your creativity, join our challenge, and share your creations today!!    



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Retired Sets and DSP Share

Well i survived my annual craft garage sale!! It was awesome! Thanks to all of you who came out and made it a fantastic day! While the kids sold lemonade, ice tea and cookies i sold more then half of my retired stamp collection. I finally gave up some oldies... just couldn't hang on to them any longer!!--was running out of space to store them! I've put a tab (Retired Stamp Sets For Sale!) at the top, underneath the blog header of what i have left if you are interested. --yes i know.. lots.. and i sold more then half so YES i'm a little obsessed with stamps.. : )
(please note i can only mail within canada and there will be an extra charge for mailing. please email if interested)

I also sold a TON.. and i mean a TON of Designer Series Paper (DSP).. but have tons left over!! After looking at my stacks of left over DSP i decided i really need to cut down on my paper addiction! Wow.. giving up stamps and now DSP! What am i thinking?? I HAVE TO GET NEW DSP FROM THE NEW CATTY! i can't give up DSP!! - yes i'm yelling and doing cartwheels...(tehe). SO in order for me to have the NEW DSP and a variety of it i thought i'd host a 6x6 DSP share for Canadians (sorry i can't mail product to the US!!)

Are you like me and feel the need to have every new DSP in the catty? (and holiday mini too??.....woohoo). My problem is that every time I see a card that i love i MUST CASE it..... but i can't if i don't have the same DSP. I also find i cut a piece of 12x12 DSP and have more then enough scraps left over so i'd love to be able to have less of one sheet but a wide variety of designs!! Are you following me..? ; )

For $43* you will receive a 6x6 piece of each of the DSPs listed on pages 183-186** of the current catty. As well as all 4 new DSP from the up coming Holiday Mini.. how cool is that!!? -Pick Your Poison, Spice Cake, Holly Berry Bouquet and Frostwood Lodge!! --i've had a sneak peek and LOOOOOOOOOOVE them!

*Price includes tax/ship. Additional mailing charges may apply. If you choose to pick up from me there will be no additional mailing charges.
**This does not include the Prints Patterns Stacks on pg 186

If you are interested in getting a fabulous sampling of all 20 of the DSPs from the New Catty and Holiday Mini, this is the way to go! Please email me if you are interested. I only have 6 spots left so don't delay!! DSP shares will be available the first week of September (When the Holiday Mini goes live!)

On to today's project! The Playdate DSP was one of my favorites from last years catty. So colourful and bright!



I was inspired by this card on Mary Fish's blog. I didn't have the Paisley Petals DSP that she used so i used playdate which is now retird. When i get my DSP share i can CASE CASE CASE, case her card the pretty way.... : )



Hope you like.. : )
Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Craft Project Central #8


Aren't these Flirtacious Fabric Flower Headbands just gorgeous?  They were created for Craft Project Central by Joanna.  You can check out her fabulous blog here

To get complete step-by-step instructions on how to recreate these beauties, just hop on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July. 

Also, Craft Project Central is hosting Creating Pretty Cards Monthly Challenge.  You can find details of the card challenge here.  Post your card, and then link your card to the challenge site.  Each week our project designers will pick their top two favorites.  At the end of the month the designers will vote on a favorite (out of the eight), and the winner will receive a $50 Stampin’ Up! shopping spree!!  We hope that you will be inspired to try your creativity, join our challenge, and share your creations today!!  





Friday, July 22, 2011

Craft Project Central #7


I love, love, LOVE the latest project added over at Craft Project Central!  How cute are these party favors?  Surprise and delight your guests with this collections of fun and tasty treats.  I can't wait to give them a try.  All of these adorable favors were created by Kim.  I always find her blog, Paper Punch Addiction a great source of inspiration.  You can check out her blog here

To get the complete step-by-step instructions on how to create this project and lots of other great projects, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subcribe to July.








Looking for information on the Paper Flowers Bouquet?  Find it here.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Fun

Well i have to be honest.. i haven't done ANY crafting for a couple weeks! eeeeeeeeeks! We were up at our cabin for a week and then last week after work i just wanted to hang out with the kids and spend some time with them on my days off! I love having them home in the summer...yes i said that out loud...LOL. We'll see how i feel in August...tehee!! This week my hubby is away sooooooo i'm working hard on my days off to clean and clear out my craft room for my big annual craft garage sale happening this weekend. Stop by if you are in the area. Here are the deets:

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Are you an avid paper crafter..? Need to add to your collection for cheap? Come check out my annual craft garage sale and make your dollar go a long way! Lots of new and used items for scrapbooking, card making and paper crafts such as Ink Pads, Card Stock, Ribbon, Buttons, Punches, Brads, D├ęcor Elements, Chipboard, Designer Series Papers, Tins, Boxes, Scrapbooking albums... crop supplies, TONS of accessories and over 120 Stampin Up stamp sets selling for massive bargains, from as low as $5 to $20. You don't want to miss this sale!!-- Stop by and bring a friend! (please note i can only accept cash on garage sale items..thanks)

For every $50 you spend on garage sale items you will receive a Stampin Up! gift certificate worth $5 to spend on items featured in our new 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalogue during the month of August. (For ex.: spend $100, receive $10 gift certificate!) **SU Gift Certificates are only valid through me, Natasha Hein, Stampin' Up! demonstrator** (i do accept cash or credit card on catalogue purchases)

Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 11:00 am to 2:00pm
7892 169 Street, Surrey, BC (off of 168th street and 78A street near fraser highway)

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On to todays project!

So many of us are wrapped up in the New Catty (I sure am)....i hope you don't forget to check out the Summer Mini catty.. it's full of great prodcut that will be with us until the end of August! Click here to view the mini.

Here is another cute card with the Recess set. If you missed my Recess card with a treat to match click here to see it.



Thanks for stopping by..



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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Craft Project Central #6


Come and check out what's new at Craft Project Central.  This Something Sweet Treat Box and card was designed by Monika.  You can view her blog here.  I love the colour combination she used here.  I can't wait to pull out my Something Sweet stamp set and Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and give this project a try! 

To get complete step-by-step instructions on how to complete this and other great projects, hop on over to Craft Project Central  and subscribe to July!  






Saturday, July 16, 2011

Craft Project Central #5

This playful polka dots photo box and easel was designed by Sherry for Craft Project Central .

To get the step-by-step tutorial to create this and other amazing projects, just hop on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July.






Looking for information on the Paper Flowers Bouquet?  Find it here.



Thursday, July 14, 2011

CASE of the Butterflies..and Ribbon Share!


As some of you know I'm not a big fan of Melon Mambo but when i was flipping through one of my craft magazines and saw this exact same card, having 4 butterflies in each square with the exact same colour scheme i just had to try it out. Don't you just love these colours together? HOT..HOT...HOT.. ; )

The only thing i switched up was the stitching part. The original card i saw had a bit of sewing in between the butterflies but i haven't totally plunged into the sewing world of paper crafting so i decided to do a bit of faux stitching to give the card the same look. AND since I'm not much of a melon mambo fan i was super excited to pull out my supply of Melon Mambo ribbon and textured card stock--woohoo!

Quick Tip: To adhere ribbon place a piece of sticky strip across your card front. Apply ribbon by pleading 4 loops to the left and leaving the rest flat. Leaving the first 2 loops to the left, with your finger push the other two loops to the right. Place brad in the middle. I've had this card for several months and the ribbon has not moved! (YES i was shocked...LOL-- great ribbon technique with strong sticky tape!)


This card fits into Stampin' Up!'s 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" Medium Square Envelope (107289)
Products used for this project:
Stamp Sets: Flight of the Butterflies (111564)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Peach Parfait (119794), Basic Gray Textured (119923), Melon Mambo Textured (119930)
Ink: Crumb Cake (121030), Peach Parfait (119783), Melon Mambo (115656), Basic Gray (109120), Basic Black (101179)
Accessories and More: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired)--can use Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon (122985), White Gel Pen (105021), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), 5/16" Jumbo Brads (112534), Paper Snips (103579), Snail Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Sticky Strip (104294)

Hope you like... : )

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Some of you may have noticed the polka dot ribbon is back with a twist. Same look and feel but slightly different --scallops on the top and bottom. Check them out on page 195 of the New Catty. I pre-ordered the Chocolate Chip and i LOVE ...LOVE this ribbon!! Stampin' Up has featured some fabulous colours! The Melon Mambo would look awesome on the above card!!



Who's interested in a Scallop Dots Ribbon Share? $27 (this price already includes the ship/tax) will get you 20 yards of ribbon. You will receive 2 yards each of all 10 beautiful colours of Scallop Dots Ribbon! Ribbon sharing is a great way to receive an assortment of colours without having to purchase every single roll!! Please email me if you are interested...! (Please note there will be extra cost for postage if you require your ribbon to be mailed to you)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Craft Project Central #4

This birthday hat favor box and card was created for Craft Project Central by  Julie.  It features the new Pennent Parade Stamp Set and Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper.  What a great idea for a party favor box! 

To get the step-by-step tutorial to create this and other amazing projects, just hop on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to July. 




Monday, July 11, 2011

Owl Step Card {Tutorial}

Thank you all for your kind words regarding my step owl card. If you haven’t seen this super stinkin’ cute card yet click here to view it.

I had an over whelming response for the dimensions so I thought I’d whip up a quick tutorial for you all!! Also to answer many question about size, it is a standard size card and fits into any of Stampin’ Up!’s Medium Size Envelopes- page 182 of the New 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. Have you seen the New Catty yet…? I’m sure you are just DYING to get your little hands on it!! If you can’t wait to get your hands on a hard copy click here to view the web version. (I know, I know.. just not the same..but it will get you by until you receive your copy)… I just received another box of 8 catties so please contact me if you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and I’d be happy to get one to you.

For those interested in placing an order during the summer please send me an e-mail (alittlebitofink@gmail.com). I'll be ordering on the 15th of July (this friday) and August 1st. You also can order through me 24/7 on line, click here and click the shop now button at the top right corner. NOTE: if you are ordering online, please check that you see my name listed at the top of the website as the demonstrator for your order. Sometimes it will default to a demonstrator you have used previously. You may need to clear your cookies before a new demonstrator's name will appear.

With all your emails and questions about my step card, I eagerly await to see what you all come up with. Once you have created your step card please leave a comment on this post and link to your card. I’d LOVE to see how it turned out..! : )



Step 1 - Line up the short side of card stock in paper trimmer so the edge of the card is at 1-1/4" mark. Position the cutting blade at 1" cut all the way to 5".



Step 2 - flip card stock over and do the same using the same measurements above.


Step 3 - Rotate card stock to the longer side and from the edge to the cut line score at 1", 2" and 5".



Step 4 - Flip over card stock and repeat Step 3, same instruction above.



Step 5 - Score between the cut lines at 4".



Step 6 - Fold the score lines. The first, third and center score lines are mountain folds. The second score line is a valley fold. Reinforce score lines with bone folder to make the folds crisp.




Step 7 - Voila..stamp and decoreate as desired! -- This card fits nicely into Stampin' Up!'s Medium size envelopes.



Again, I'd love to see your version of a step card so please don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your card.. : )


Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Phrases (W117002, C120501), Calendar Alphabet & Numbers (111610)

Card Stock: Early Espresso (Owl-119686), Crumb Cake (Card Base, Owl Feet-120953), Wild Wasabi (108641), So Saffron (105118), Whisper White (eyes-100730), Marina Mist (eyelids-119682), Poppy Parade (hearts-119793), Basic Black (eye balls-121045), Pumpkin Pie (beak-105117)

Ink: Baja Breeze (111833), Poppy Parade (119782), Peach Parfait (119783), Wild Wasabi (109014), Early Espresso (119670)

Accessories and More: Just add cake DSP (124339), Owl Punch (118074), Heart to Heart Punch (119881), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Bitty Buttons (118761), Linen Thread (104199), Mini Library Clips (109857), Snail Adhesive (104332), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Cutter with Score Blade (104152), Bone Folder (102300)

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Hope you like... : )

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Craft Project Central July Bonus Project


WOW!!  This amazing project designed by Lorri as the Bonus Project for July at Craft Project Central

When the card is closed, it looks like a suitcase that is ready for VACATION! When you open the card up, the tent pops open. You can even slip a gift card on the inside of the tent! Also included is a water bottle that looks like insect repellant, and a camping first aid kit. FUN FUN! I hope you enjoy these projects! 

To get access to the July bonus project and complete step-by-step tutorial on how to make these adorable summer themed projects, simply post the Craft Project Central blinkie on your blog, or subscribe to two or more months in a row, or refer a friend to Craft Project Central and let us know! 





Saturday, July 9, 2011

Owl Step Card


This has to be my most favorite fun folds yet. Isn't this card soooooo super stinkin' cute? We created this step card at stamp club last month. It was our extra project for June!! Since we won't be meeting again until September i thought we'd do an extra super cool project so i pulled out the sweet owl punch and started creating!! -- clubbers were super excited about this one!!



This card was super simple to create. I will sure miss the Woodland Walk DSP once i use it all up!! I just love the colours in this DSP!! It totally made this card come to life!! If you didn't get a chance to grab the Woodland DSP before it retired you can certainly get creative with your Woodgrain Background stamp and come up with something similar!



Products used for this project:

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Phrases (W117002, C120501)

Card Stock: Early Espresso (119686), Crumb Cake (120953), Garden Green (102584), Tangerine Tango (111349), Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Accessories and More: Woodland Walk DSP (retired...but use your creativity + Woodgrain Background stamp 117100), Big Shot (113439), Petal Cone Die (121810), Bird Punch (117191), Owl Punch (118074), Distresser (Cutter Kit 106958), Snail Adhesive (104332), 2-way Glue Pen (100425), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Cutter with Score Blade (104152) Bone Folder (102300)

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Hope you like... : )

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Craft Project Central #3


This beautiful Delicate Doilies Acordion Purse & Cards project was designed by Laurie.  Who wouldn't love to receive this lovely purse filled with cards?  Laurie is just one of the designers at Craft Project Central who are bringing you 10 amazing step-by-step projects this month.  To get instructions for this beautiful project, subscribe to July for only $10.   Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

Looking for the New In Color Paper Flower Bouquet? You can find it here.  Hope you'll give it a try!


Now for the Blog Candy Winner!: 




Its time to announce the Blog Candy Winner!  The winner of a one month subscription to Craft Project Central is:


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Comment No. 2:

wdra0632 said...
My first order from this beautiful catty was the in colors, paper and markers. I just love all of them and can't wait to get crafting with them.


Congratulations!!  Please email me with your first name, last name, email address, a username of your choice and a password of your choice (8 characters minimum) so that we can set you up on the Craft Project Central system.


Thank you everyone for your comments.  If you didn't win the Blog Candy, you can still join us over at Craft Project Central and subscribe to July for only $10.  You'll get access to 10 beautiful step-by-step tutorials designed by some very talented designers (me included :) )