November 30, 2015

Happy Birthday, Old Lady!

I lamented my pain last year - and shared it in a blog post! - but the earth has done another lap around the sun and here we are again!

I love to spoil my friends with a cake or cupcakes on their birthdays and a homemade card - and this is always fun and a total pleasure to do, except when it comes to my best friend - because that's where the stress comes in!  She's not only a Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team member (now a two-timer, too!) but a retired pastry chef!  No pressure, right?!

That said - I know she would love anything I made so the pressure is waning as the years go by.  I decided to have a little fun this year and make her an old lady card for the old lady milestone birthday she was having.  I had to work some hot pink into it, since that's her favourite colour, and the rest is (ahem) history.  (Oh, I crack myself up sometimes.)

And this is what I came up with!  Hahaha.  I wrote a sweet message inside to make up for the mean sentiment on the front.  Because that's what friends are for.  :)  Instead of a cake, I made her waffles for breakfast (complete with an entire spread of condiments - butter, syrup, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, bananas, nutella, and more!)

I originally bought the No Bones About It stamp set with my four-year-old son in mind - he loves dinosaurs, like every boy out there!  And now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I've only used it to make age-related puns for my grown-up loved ones instead.  Ha!

November 29, 2015

Well Done!

The last day of school before christmas vacation is quickly approaching - why not celebrate with a fun card for your little scholar on their last day?  

This custom-DSP background came together in a flash with the Layered Letters stamp set - and I love this colour pallet!  I made a pinnable image in case you do too, of course.

Today's card is coming with a little PSA - that beautiful Cording Trim is retiring at the end of this Holiday Catalog - that means you only have until January 4 to add this beautiful trim to your stash!  It comes in Gold and Silver, and it's cheap and super-versatile.  Pretty much the best thing ever.  You'll be seeing a lot of it in the coming weeks as I desperately try to use up my stash while it's current!  

Have a fabulous Sunday and a brilliant week ahead!

November 27, 2015

TGIFC31 - November Remix!

It's Friday, and you know what that means - time for...

TGIF Challenges!  It's also this last Friday of the month, which means we're doing a remix - choosing two of this month's challenges and combining them into a single project!  

Today's project was a make-it-work sort of a situation - this card was actually my "reject" from the White Christmas challenge, so I decided to reuse it for the remix - all I had to do was add a stripe on the left and it works for the sketch!  Easy peasy!  

Pop over to TGIF Challenges - TGIFC31 to see what the rest of the design team has up their sleeves this week, and then join us with your own entry!


November 24, 2015

Online Extravaganza!

Have you heard the news?!  It's time for the big-deal, just-in-time-for-the-holidays Online Extravaganza Sale!  

There are so many FABULOUS products on sale this week for 20, 30, 40, and even 50% off.  You'll have to check out my Online Canadian Stampin' Up Store to see the full list, but I wanted to share a few of my "best buys" with you and some projects I've created with them!  

Sweet As Pie refill kit - Regular $10 - SALE $5!

Sweetheart Punch - Regular $20 - SALE $10!

Gold or Silver Fancy Vellum - Regular $13.75 - SALE $8.25

Bombs Away - Regular $17 - SALE $11

Fry Box Die - Regular $41 - SALE $28.70

Hearts Border Punch - Regular $20 - SALE $14

Just Kidding photopolymer stamp set - Regular $20 - SALE $14

Metallic Doilies - Regular $5 - SALE $3.50

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die - Regular $40 - SALE $34.30

Thanks A Latte Kit - Regular $21 - SALE $14.70

Lovely Amazing You photopolymer stamp set - Regular $18 - SALE $14.40

Calling All Heroes photopolymer stamp set - Regular $32 - SALE $25.60

I hope some of these samples have inspired you!  If you're seeing something you need to add to your collection, I'd love it if you shopped my Online Canadian Stampin' Up Store!

Cheers and have a wonderful day!