Showing posts with label Occasions Mini 2011. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Occasions Mini 2011. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


It really is just a matter of moments, isn't it?  A coworker of mine asked me to make this card for her mother  who is celebrating her 80th birthday.  Doesn't it feel reminiscent of an older woman's living room?  Hehe! I loove it!  Whenever I make a card, I try to think of who is receiving it and make it really reflect them.  Josh said I nailed it with this one.  :)

There is A LOT of product used on this card but if you've been following this blog for any time at all, you know I love me some embellishments!  I'm also in a tone-on-tone phase right now so you'll be seeing a lot of that. 

And now, the winner of the blog candy is Andrea!  Please email me your address so that I can send your goodies off to you.  I also apologize that it took me so long to get back to this.  AND I must also apologize to those of you who commented and do not see your comments listed.  Somehow 6 additional comments got deleted by Blogger.Maybe there is a time limit on publishing I don't know about?  :(  Boo! 
Happy hump day to you!

P.S. It feels good to be back in the blogosphere! :)

 Stamps: Elements of Style (118611)
 Ink: Black Staz-On (101406)
 Paper: Rose Red (102544), Always Artichoke (105119), Very Vanilla(101650), Crumb Cake (120953), Springtime Vintage DSP (121782)
 Tools: Big Shot (113439) Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), 1 3/8 Square Punch (119877), 1 1/4 Square Punch (119865), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), 1 3/4 Large Oval ( 119855), Eyelet Border (119853), Corner Small (119871)
 Pretties: Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Basic Pearls (119247), Vintage Flower Adornments (121879)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cupcake Crazy

So when vintage became vogue I cringed because it seemed like a really hard look to acheive. But soon I realized it wasn't that difficult and next thing I knew it was my go to style! I'm returning to my clean and crisp roots with this card here and the simplicity of it is really beautiful.

The colour coach gave me this great combination of Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso. Do you have a colour coach yet? It's a great tool! There are some truly funky combinations in there that I can't wait to try out.

Tips & Tricks:

  • The clean and simple lines on this card let the adorable cupcakes be the stars of the show! I adhered them with dimenstionals for extra pop.
  • Dainty pearls make the cupcakes a little more fancy...I love frilly foo foo things! :)
  • The scalloped edge punch creates interest along the bottom edge.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Top 10 Faves

Today is the day and I am SO EXCITED! The 2011 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini is here and you can order from it now! So seriously, do it, order now because all this stuff is gonna rock your world like you wouldn't believe.

I like to do a 'Top 10' list whenever a new mini comes out and this one was hard, let me tell you! I could have just posted a picture of the catalogue and called it a day but I did my best to narrow it down to just 10 things. Let's get started, shall we?

10. Build A Blossom punch (121808)- love how this punch and coordinating stamp set just took all the work out of creating a card with flowers and dimension! How many times have you painstakingly cut around a beatiful stamped flower just so you could pop it up on a few dimensionals to give your card that extra layer? You need this!

9. Notes & Details Stamp Set (122060)- Okay, so I'm thinking this is going to be my new 'go to' set for scrapbooking, what great sentiments and detail images! Really do love this set.

8. Trinket Crowns & Keys (121891, 121892)- BLING! And you all know how I love to bling out my cards. Crowns? Yes please!!

7. Bring On The Cake Stamp Set (121958)- Wow, this set is too cool. Love all the super fun birthday images in this. This set just replaced On Your Birthday as my new favourite set for bday cards. I especially am digging the samples using this set on pages 20-21 and am looking forward to doing a little CASE'ing on those!

6. Nature Walk Stamp Set (121997) & Botanical Gazette DSP (121783)- This set is not my style. Really, it isn't. But somehow it still placed on my list at #6 because it is so peaceful. I look at it and feel calm, that doesn't happen often in a house of 3 little boys! So I bought it and....use it all the time! I've already made and given 4 or 5 cards with this set. The paper is especially gorgeous and I can't wait to use it on some scrapbooking pages.

5. Seam Binding (Pg.16)- In seven gorgeous colours!! Enough said. And if you don't understand why I love this you obviously didn't try it when it was first offered in the Holiday Mini and you should definately join the party and get yourself some now! :)

4. Love Impressions Specialty DSP (121780)- This paper is rockin'! I believe I mentioned in an earlier post that it reminds me of clothing from the Aeropostale store and it's true. But the flocking is so fun and the designs are all fun and I am having so much fun using it!

3.Fabric Designer Brads (121880)- These really are the cutest things ever. I always forget to pull out my brads to use on projects but wow! My fabric brads are half gone already.

2. Designer Big Buttons (122301, 122302)- Many of you know how difficult it is for me to say a card is finished if there is no button on it and these buttons are even more awesome! They are super smooth and the size just makes them really fun to use. And now there 8 different colours of them...including crumb cake. Again I say, awesome!

1. Create A Cupcake Stamp Set (121982) & Build A Cupcake Punch (121807)- Where do I start? A cupcake punch complete with a cherry, sprinkles and a candle all punched out for you within seconds. There is nothing not to love about this and that is why it's coming in at #1! Oh, and a sentiment with the word fabulous?? It's freakin' fabulous is what it is!

So there you have it. My list of 10 things that I can't live without from this Mini. I hope you're enjoying this catalogue as much as I am!

If you live in Canada and would like a free mini catalogue, please send me an email including your name and address and I will send one off to you ASAP! This is a service for those who do not already have a demonstrator of their own.

Want to start the New Year off with BIG SAVINGS? Be sure to visit my blog tomorrow morning for a roll out of my new Preferred Customer and Customer Referral programs! It's going to be exciting and I don't want anyone to miss out!
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