Friday, September 26, 2014

Meet my Pumpkin Treat Boxes

Fall is definitely here now, the air is crisp in the mornings, and then we get treat by beautiful warm sunshine for the rest of the day. What's not to love about this season?

After I watched France Martin's video I knew I just had to order the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (Item # 135853) on page 11 of our current Holiday Catalogue.

So here is what I made yesterday:
Pumpkins filled with chocolate, had to get them out of the sun before they melt ....

In the close-up you can see I used one stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set to create the lines, added one of the tags (comes with the Curvy Keepsake dies) and tied it all together with some Early Espresso ribbon (sorry, retired) and some bakers twine. A tiny splash of Garden Green was added with the leaves, for these I used the Bird punch.

I am so looking forward to hand out these cute little boxes next week at my Project Life by Stampin' Up! party in Carp.
Hope to see you there. Nice of you to stop by, leave me a comment, I will be thrilled!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stamping a Stack of cards ...

What is Stamp-A-Stack?

A stamp-a-stack is an event where customers make a stack of cards.
All material required to copy the designs available has been cut, scored and measured.
Written instruction sheets are provided along with the sample card.
Customers are required to do all the stamping required. They might be required to use a punch to cut out a stamped image, or they could be asked to use the Big Shot die cutting machine.
Adhesive, embellishments and envelopes are provided. 
For my events I provide 5 card designs, customers make 2 of each design, ending up with 10 cards including envelopes, all that at a cost of $25.

Let me tell you, there has never been a case where a customer could not "do it". Everyone can do this, I am here to assist, so no problem at all.

Come on, join us for a fun time together, bring a friend and 1 1/2 hours time, and we are all set.

Cards ready for the next Stamp-A-Stack
 Check my facebook page events calendar. A private event has been published as well. That event is by invitation only.
I am looking forward to see many of you at my next SAS events.

Are you ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life?

Let me introduce this new Stampin' Up! product line to you.

It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, easy, and affordable way. Stampin’ Up! partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products. 
Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book."  In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.
  • Project Life started this shift in memory keeping and continues to lead the way. 
  • This simple scrapbooking solution appeals to non-crafters and crafters alike
 Project Life by Stampin’ Up! – Questions & Answers
      Q. How does it work?
A. It could not be simpler: slip photos, mementos, and journaling into an album with Photo Pocket Pages. That alone will give you fabulous results (no scissors or glue required!); if you want to do more you can embellish your photos or cards with Project Life accessory packs or stamps. Stampin' Up! accessory packs are designed to coordinate perfectly with our card collections which makes stepping things up super simple. 

·         Q. Who's it for?
A. We have all heard people say scrap-booking takes too much time. That is why Project Life works so well for all of us. It is quick and easy and has a fresh approach. And for those who don not do simple, you can embellish to your heart's content. So in a nutshell, Project Life is for everyone-the scrapbookologists, the timid, and the skeptical. 

·         Q. Will Stampin' Up!'s Project Life products be sold in retail stores?
A. No. Project Life by Stampin' Up! is sold exclusively through Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrators (with digital content being the exception).

·         Q. Where will the digital Project Life products be offered?
A. They will be offered on my Stampin’ Up! website and on a workshop order like normal and they will also be available on Becky Higgins' website. 

·         Q. Are Project Life products sold through other direct sales companies?
A. No! Stampin' Up! is the only direct selling company partnering with Becky Higgins to offer Project Life.
      Stay tuned for more information about Project Life by Stampin' Up! right here.
      Bring on the questions, I am ready to answer and explain.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Making it all perfect for the wedding

I really enjoyed helping to make this day perfect for our couple.

It was decided that we need escort cards to help everyone find their tables and no seating plan poster, we made an Escort Card Curtain instead. Hanging from the ceiling, all name cards sorted by alphabet. It was an easy way for our guests to find their names and tables.

The table numbers were made using pictures of the bride and groom "at the age of" ... We used acrylic frames for the display.  Everyone loved these images of Barbara and Eric.

Each guest had his/her choice of menu, displayed at the plate, name tags ensured that no errors were made. The favours were the bride's favorite chocolates imported from Austria.

Here it the fully view of one of the tables ...

 Every couple needs a Card Box at their wedding - meet Mr & Mrs MacRae's card box.

 And in the end, all was good.  We had a perfect wedding day, all smiles, no tears, or hardly any...

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my post as proud "Mama of the Bride".
I am looking forward to read your comments. 
.... and if anyone needs help with wedding ensembles, I am ready for you!

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's Time to Share the Wedding Package

Wedding Package made in Ontario to be used in Nova Scotia

It is time to share some of the items I designed and made for our daughter's wedding.
The theme was "Chevron", colours were "coral" and "grey", the style they asked for was "simple, elegant and definitely no flowery images". Of course everything had to be in English and German.

At first I was surprised, worried, maybe even overwhelmed by the task and trust put in me to make this all happen.  Then the fun started: Barbara shared her ideas with me, I played around, made samples, sent photos, had online conferences and met once half-way, in Montreal to decide on the final project. 
So let's start from the beginning with Save-the-Date, made using My Digital Studio.  
Theses cards were sent out as e-cards, just very few were printed locally and mailed to loved-ones who do not have e-mail.

Next were the invitations, oh what fun, oh what a challenge, and then oh how glad I was to get a final design of the Personalized Wedding Invitation.

Measurements for base are 5"x 7", first mat 4 1/2"x 6 1/2" and top mat is 4 1/4"x 6 1/4".
The cover in Vellum CS is 8 1/2"x 3 1/2", scored at 4 1/2".
Tag base is 3 1/2"x 2, second layer was die cut, and the name tag was punched out.
Smokey Slate Chevron ribbon and Basic Pearls complimented the design.

This weekend I will post details of the Card Box, Escort Cards and Place Settings.
Thank you for your interest and comments.