Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Santa has already stopped by here on Burridge Lake. Thanks for the nice snow shoes, I guess he wants me to get fitter.

I wish you all Happy Holidays. I hope you are able to spend the time with your loved ones.

Hugs and wishes from

Christine

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Occasions Mini pre-order is on the way ....

I am patiently waiting for my friend from UPS to deliver my Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration pre-order. Let me tell you - there are mouthwatering items in this package. I can't wait to get my hands on the new stuff. Watch here for pictures next week.
I wish everyone a great weekend.

Hugs,


Christine

Friday, December 9, 2011

Ideas for Kiera's Birthday Party

I have been asked to hold a class at a girl's birthday party. Her name is Kiera and she loves arts and crafts:
Here are samples of projects we might be making:
Bookmark with Daisy:


Fabric Flower to be used as pin:

A Flower Tag:

Kraft Gift Box (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2) decorated with Shaker Frame:


Some 3 x 2 Note Card samples:

Then I found a journal (could be any product) decorated with butterflies created by Tamara Bertram:

and another journal, using Stampin'Up's 5x5 Art Journal:

Kiera and her Mom will have to let me know, what they think of these ideas. We will meet very soon to discuss any further details. I am looking forward to help make this Birthday Party a very special one!

Let me know which ideas you like for your birthday.

Have a great weekend!


Christine

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sneek Peek - Card Buffet - January 2012


I am so excited to be able to show you one of the cards on the menu for January Card Buffet.
Book your spot now for one of the 3 Sessions. Your seat is confirmed as soon as payment is received.

Happy Stamping!

Christine

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Day After ....

Christmas Card Buffet #3 took place yesterday and let me tell you, there wasn't a dull moment.
Thank you Louise, Phyllis, Sylvia, Lisa and Darlene for attending, for your positive attitude to something new to most of you and for all the great laughs you shared with me. I am looking forward to the next time!

Do you like Card # 10?

Thank you for visiting my blog. I am heading out for a nice morning walk with Jenga.

Hugs,

Christine

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza - Save 20-60%



Online Extravaganza starts today!

We are kicking off the holiday shopping season in style, Stampin' Up's “Black Friday” sale actually begins today (Monday, November 21, 20110), and runs through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.
While this promotion is perfect for online orders during an especially busy time of year, sale prices will be available on all order types.

Visit my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $42 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60% off select Designer Fabrics, and 30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle and more! Check the Here for a detailed list of all sale items.

In addition, the 122334 Simply Scored scoring tool ($31.16) and our 125152 Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps ($16.76) are on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you don’t miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

To place an order go to my Online Store, give me a call, e-mail me or pay me a visit in person to place your order.

Have fun and happy shopping!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Black Friday Sale starts here on Monday

SALE RUNS: Monday, Nov 21 - Wednesday, Nov 30
Kickin’ off the holiday shopping season in style, Stampin'Up's “Black Friday” sale actually begins this Monday (Monday, November 21, 20110, and run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. While this promotion is perfect for online orders during an especially busy time of year, sale prices will be available on all order types.

Visit my Online Store** on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $42 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60% off select Designer Fabrics, and 30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle and more!

In addition, there will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (November 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])-so make sure you don’t miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!

Watch for more info here on Monday!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Workshop in Westport

What a beautiful day! The sun is shining, the wind makes the temps feel about 3C, no problem, no snow - YET!
I am heading out to North Crosby Community Hall in Westport for a public workshop.
There is no snow on the ground, but I will demonstrate how to make snowmen - in a box and on a card. This will be fun!


Hope to see you soon! Leave me a comment, if you you like my post.

Christine

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Card Buffet

Time seems to be flying by and I am so excited about the upcoming events - especially my first Christmas Card Buffet. I finished designing my samples, cut supplies, placed everything in bags and then in my numbered shoe boxes. It feels like I am ready to go.

It is not too late to register for my Christmas Card Buffet on 26 November. If the date and time does not fit into your calendar - just call me, we will find an alternate date to get together for a fun filled time.

Here is Card # 2 - do you like it?

I'd love to read some comments and sure hope to see some of you soon.

Have a great day!

Christine

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lazy Monday - NOT!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Gord and I had a lovely visit with our friends in Ottawa, and best of all - we got to see our daughter for a few hours as she was on her way back to Halifax via the capital.
Today is Monday, I am back at my desk, busy as can be. Working on the designs for my upcoming card buffets - tough decisions to be made. What can you do if you like all of it???
This is Card #1 of Christine's Christmas Card Buffet: "Bright Hopes Tree"

Supplies used for this card:
Bright Hopes stamp set (122692 c, pg 32 Holiday Mini)
Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set (124312 c, pg 15 Holiday Mini)
3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler (124105, pg 30 Holiday Mini)
Basic Rhinestones (119246, pg 198 IB&C)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi

Leave me a comment if you like what you see. Thanks for looking, and have a beautiful and successful week.

Christine

Monday, October 31, 2011

"Top Note" - my Favorite Die

I am using the Big Shot die cutting machine every day. My favorite die is the Top Note. In my Big Shot class on 1 November 2011 I will feature this die. We will be making 2 cards and one 3-D project. Have a peek at the designs:


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Beautiful Season

My day was filled with stampin' time. I made a lot of new cards, testing some of the designs and techniques. One of my favorite stamp sets is A Beautiful Season (page 45 of the IB&C). I love the fact that each card will be different, because I am coloring the design on each card using Stampin' Write markers and blender pens. The image is stamped with StazOn ink, a quick-drying, permanent ink.


Diane Vander Galien made the original of this card, I made some minor changes.
Thank you Diane!


Hope you like my cards. Please leave me a comment.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A little bit of winter ...

Hello Everyone,
I decided to bring a little bit of winter into these beautiful, sunny fall days. I made a card using the "Christmas Lodge" stamp set (page 29 Holiday Mini) and added some glittery snow. Tell me if you like the card.



Supplies:
Paper: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue,Whisper White and Vellum Card Stock
Inks: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, StazOn Jet Black and VersaMark
Tools and Accessories: Brayer, Heat Tool, Iridescent Ice Stampin'Emboss Powder, Glue Dots, Basic Rhinestones

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Q&A - My Digital Studio Product

Q: How do I print cards using My Digital Studio?


A: My Digital Studio allows you to design a variety of card styles including traditional cards in several sizes, postcards, and even tri-fold cards. You can print cards on your home printer or through our professional print service. The easiest option, and the one with the best results, will be using the professional print service.

Printing at Home
Once you design your cards in My Digital Studio you can print them at home, but it is a bit tricky since every printer operates a bit differently and prints colours differently. Even good-quality printers may not give the high-quality print and colour detail that you’ll get with professional print services. When you design a traditional card in My Digital Studio, it actually has four pages - front, inside left, inside right, and back. It is great to be able to customize all four pages, but it makes printing at home more complicated. The easiest way to print at home is to print just the front of the card, cut it out and then layer it onto a card body just like you do when making a hand-stamped card. This also has the benefit of giving you a heavier weight card body since most printers cannot handle heavyweight card stock. To print the full four-page card at home, you’ll need to do a bit of experimenting with how your printer prints. You’ll need to print pages 1 and 4 (front and back) then re-insert the paper into the printer to print pages 2 and 3 (inside left and inside right). The trick is knowing if you need to just flip the paper over, or if you need to flip and rotate the paper. Each printer is different, so it will take some trial and error.

Professional Print Service
You’ll be the happiest with the results you get from the professional print service. The professional print service neatly prints high-quality images on heavy card stock and includes a heavy-weight envelope along with the card. You simply upload the card using the link in the My Digital Studio program, tell us how many copies you want, and all the work is done for you. Plus, with our professional print service, the colours are guaranteed to match the Stampin’ Up! colours. So if you want to add on embellishments like punched images, buttons, or ribbon, they will all coordinate as they should.

New Bulk Pricing
You’ve seen the $5-$7 cards in card stores. But how often are those cards exactly what you want? Now, with My Digital Studio and the new bulk pricing, it is easier and more affordable than ever to print your custom-designed cards just as you want them. Make your custom Christmas cards or baby announcements with photos and your personalized greeting. Design a card with your monogram or a variety of birthday, thank you, and blank cards to have on hand for any occasion. You’ll save on printing and shipping costs when you order a group of cards instead of just a couple, making your custom cards even more affordable.
My Digital Studio #122334
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Check out the updated Clearance Rack

New Holiday Items have been added to the Clearance Rack.

This is a BIG Deal!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Introducing a NEW Stampin' Up! Tool

Scoring has never been easier or more fun than with Stampin' Up!'s exclusively-designed scoring tool - Simply Scored!  Score cards, make scored designs, or score 3-D projects.  It's fun, fast, and easy!
Place markers (3 included) along the top ruler allow you mark the space of your scorelines. The stylus included with the tool features an ergonomic style and comfortable grip. High-quality metal tips on both ends come in two sizes, so you can choose the size of your score lines. There is a small storage compartment for your place markers and small supplies.  To get started place paper on base making sure to aline left and top edges against the corner edges of the base. Score lines on the paper with the stylus held at a 45 degree angle using the place markers for correct spacing of score lines.

Supply List:
122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool           $38.95
125625 Simply Scored Place Markers (6)    $3.50

Feel free to contact me for any questions.  To order this new tool, please go to my online store (at the top right side of this blog).

Have a nice Sunday!

Christine

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dahlia Fold Technique

I am excited to show you two cards I made using the Dahlia Fold Technique.
I love the elegance in this colour combination - Soft Suede, Pool Party and Whisper White. The Glimmer circle in the center feels to me like the icing on a cake.
Organza ribbon and Basic Rhinestones add the bling to this birthday card.  I'd like to know, which card you prefer.  
I am looking forward to read your comments.

Christine

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tagastic “Thanks”


Three make a set, and here is my third card of my Spice Cake Product Suite series.  The original design is owned by DeAnn Rauzi.

The colour combination is the same as the first two cards.  Pool Party CS (In-Colour 2011-2013) was added as accent piece on the right side.  I used the Scallop Edge Border punch and embellished the trim with Basic Rhinestones.  The sentiment from the Tagastic hostess set is stamped on a 1 ¾” Circle punched in Very Vanilla, set on a 2 3/8” Scallop Circle of silver Glimmer Paper and a 2 ½”Circle of Soft Suede CS.  The circles are mounted on the card using Dimensionals.  In lieu of a ribbon I used a piece of matching Spice Cake DSP.
Supply List:
Stamp Set: Tagastic - Hostess set (122747 C/122745 W, pg 13)
Card Stock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pool Party
Spice Cake DSP (124003, pg 17, Holiday Mini)
Silver Glimmer Paper (124005, pg 41, Holiday Mini)
Punches: 1 ¾” Circle (119850, pg 212)
2 3/8” Scallop Circle (118874, pg 210)
2 ½”Circle (120906, pg 212)
Scallop Edge Border (119853, pg 211)
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones (119246, pg 198)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755, pg 206)
Dimensionals (104430, pg 206)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332, pg 206)

Two make a pair


Here is the second of my pair of fall colours cards:


Used the same techniques, same colours, just added a neutral button with some Linen Thread (104199, pg 194) and the little modified label (Modern Label punch-119849, pg 209).  The sentiment is from the incredibly versatile Teeny Tiny Wished stamp set (115370, pg 157).
Hope you all like it.  Leave me a comment.

Christine

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall is here!

 
Fall has arrived on our little paradise.  I love the crisp mornings, the fog on the lake, the beautiful colours of falling leaves and much more.

Stampin’Up! One of my favourite products in this year’s Holiday Mini is the
Spice Cake Product Suite (pg 16-18).  It includes gorgeous Designer Series Paper, a beautiful stamp set featuring leaves, as well as matching Designer Fabric and buttons.  This line is just not just perfect for fall, but really for anytime and occasion. 

Here is a card using the Gently Falling 2-step stamp set (123804-clear, 123802-wood).  I took Soft Suede card stock for the base of the card, first mat - Very Vanilla and Spice Cake DSP (124003) on top.
I stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla CS in Early Espresso ink.  Then using rock-and-roll technique on Soft Suede ink and More Mustard ink for the inside image, daubed with Champagne Mist (116806) for shimmery detail.  I punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle punch (120906).  The sentiment is from the With All My Heart set (118623) stamped on Very Vanilla (Large Oval punch – 119855) and mounted on More Mustard (Scallop Oval punch – 119856) and a strip of Soft Suede CS held by 2 gold brads (104337).  A matching piece of Spice Cake Designer Fabric (124066) was used instead of a ribbon.
Let me know if you like my first "fall" card.  Thanks for visiting!

Christine
 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Getting settled in ...

Today I tried to add gadgets to my blog.  I am still amazed that it all works. Thanks to the good coaching I received from Sherry I feel that I am almost settled in ... OMG that sounds so funny!
Tomorrow I will be making cards and share them right here.  Don't forget to come back and check.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Welcome to Stampin with Christine on blog!





This is the day - I am starting to blog.  As I am doing this, I am sitting in my little craft room/house, the heater is running, outside temperature is +6 Celsius right now.  The sun is already peeking through the trees and we are looking forward to yet another beautiful fall day.