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Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 2015 Stamp--A-Stack cards - #3

Back to share the final card of the three we made in my Stamp-A-Stack class on January 9th ....

I found this one on Pinterest and loved it at first sight.  A complete list of supplies is below my signature.

HERE is a link to my online store for Canadians to purchase Stampin' Up! supplies.
HERE is a link to my online calendar so you can see my upcoming classes and sign up to join us
HERE is a link to my email if you would like to contact me.
I will send you kits for any of the cards I share with you (excluding stamped images).  Just contact me for more information!

The new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue sure has some awesome products in it.  I will begin showcasing these products over the next posts.  I hope you will return to see what I have been creating.

Have a crafty day ...                  

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Weekly Deals - Tues Jan 27 to Mon Feb 2, 2015

Another group of wonderful Weekly Deals were released today!  Everything Embossing!

Here is what is on sale this week.  (click on the picture to go to my online store for more information or to order)

I can't wait to wake up on Tuesday mornings and hit the computer to find out what is on sale this week.  You can save 25% on these great deals, but they are only available for one week.
Don't wait, email me right away, or order online and use this Hostess Code: DY76WNUT. You will receive a hand stamped card from me.  Don't forget, if your order is over $200, don't use the Hostess Code because you will qualify for Hostess Rewards of your own. Canadians only please.  

Have a crafty day!    

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 2015 Stamp--A-Stack Class cards - #2

Back again to share the second of the three cards we made in my January 9th Stamp-A-Stack class .....

I received this one in a swap I did a few months ago from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Barb Tripps.  I changed the ribbon on it, but the rest is as she created it.  A list of the supplies I used is below.

Click HERE for a direct link to my online Canadian store if you would like to purchase any Stampin' Up! products.  Also, click HERE for a link to my online calendar for all my upcoming classes, then EMAIL me to sign up for a class and come and join us. I also offer card kits for any of my classes (excluding the stamped images).

Have a crafty day!  .................. 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 2015 Stamp--A-Stack Class cards - #1

Hello!  I decided to do some more blogging and to start with the cards we created in my January classes.
Today I will show you one of the cards from the Stamp-A-Stack class we had on January 9th.

I received this card from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Mi Ran, and updated it to use current products.  Here is what the inside looks like ......  so cute!!!!

The products I used for my card are listed below.
I have all my classes for February set.  Click HERE for a link to my online calendar, then EMAIL me if you would like to join us for a class.  I will also ship card kits (excluding stamped images) anywhere.

Have a crafty day!                          

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Oh, Hello Thank you card ...

This was one of my Thank You cards for orders placed in March ....

Sometimes I have a LOT of Thank You cards to make. Each customer within an order gets the same card, but each order has a different card.  And, if you are out of town and order online, you get a different card altogether.  This one is mailed to you.  Want a card of your own?  Just POP OVER TO MY ONLINE STORE and place an order.  If you contact me I will send you the Hostess Code for the current order.

  Stamp:  Oh, Hello
  Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Memento Black (we will be selling this soon!!! so excited!!!)
  Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
  Other:  Nothing at all.

Happy Stampin' and have a great day ..... 

Monday, May 12, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - The Pillow Gift

I know I said these posts were over, but I thought I would share this great little treat holder with you .....

It is also known as a Cracker Treat Holder because it looks a lot like a Christmas Cracker.  You use the Envelope Punch Board to punch holes at each end to allow you to "gather" it with ribbon.  If you go to and search for Christmas "Cracker, Envelope Punch Board " you will get lots of videos on how to make this, so I am not going to go into depth here.  A video is much better, don't you think?

  Stamps:  Chalk Talk
  Ink:  Strawberry Slush
  Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White
  Other:  Envelope Punch Board, Chocolates of your choice, Silver Ribbon, Banners Die #2

The best part of these treat holders is opening them and eating the truffle chocolates I put inside!

Happy Stampin' .. .. .. ..              

Friday, May 9, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - The Goodies

The last post from my One Day Mini Retreat is the Goodies I handed out . . . . . 

First here is a picture of all the projects together (see previous posts)  . . . .

And here is all the Goodies together . . . . .

This is the Goodie Bag.  I went to the local dollar store and they had these wonderful, bright bags.  Then I decorated them up before I filled them . . . . 

Here is the contents of the Goodie Bags.  Everyone received the same bag and contents.  The little bag is from the Twisty Treats kit that was available during Sale-A-Bration.  It is filled with lots of pieces of ribbon   . . . . 

 And there were 2 door prizes each day.  Each day was the same.  The first one is the Fabulous Florets stamp set (used on one of our projects). The bag is from the February Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit by Stampin' Up!  It was perfect for my needs. I changed it a bit and added a few items from my stash, but the basic bag and some of the embellishments were right from the kit   . . .

And the second one was the Simply Sketched Hostess stamp set which is wildly popular with a lot of my stampers and highly coveted  . . . . 

And last, but not least, a treat pouch made with the Envelope Punch Board, filled with Truffle Chocolates.  I have not shared how to do this yet, that will be my next post  . . .

Thanks for taking the time to go on this journey with me.  I can't wait for the next one.  I am already planning!!!!

Happy Stampin' . . . .

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 9 - Snowman Gift Tag

The final project was another Christmas one ....

I found this cute Snowman Gift Tag created by Maggie Patterson / Ronda Wadeon their My Stamping Best Friend site, but I don't remember where I saw it. Hey, I am just glad I remembered to write down who created it!!!  LOL  It was a free tutorial though, that I know.

  Stamps:  none
  Ink:  Blushing Bride
  Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Gumball Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie
  Other:  Bird Punch, Itty Bitty Flower Punch, Basic Pearls, 1/2" Circle Punch, Star Punch (R) or you can hand cut the nose, Envelope Punch Board (for the mouth, this was my addition), Dauber, White Chalk Marker, Silver Ribbon, 1/4" Hole Punch

I am sure you can figure out how to create this tag just from the picture.  The remains of black cardstock after it has been punched with the Envelope Punch Board makes a really cute mouth.

This is the last of the projects from my One Day Mini Retreat.  The next post will be pictures of the Goodie Bags, Door Prizes and Pillow Gifts I handed out to each attendee.

Happy Stampin' . . . . .   

Monday, May 5, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 8 - Nugget Pouch

Almost done with the projects from my One Day Mini Retreat ....

This was another project from the online Creative Convention.  It uses products from the 2014 Sale-A-Bration promotion which are no longer available.  I love FREE stuff and can't wait for next year's Sale-A-Bration!!!!  It uses the new Scallop Tag Topper Punch. This punch is so versatile it's amazing.

Occasions Catalogue page 35 #133324 - $31.95 (click on the picture to go to my online store)

This pouch holds Hershey Nuggets.  At the time I took this picture I did not have any left.  These chocolates are seldom available in Canada, and when they are they are horribly expensive.  So when one of us local Demonstrators makes a trip to the USA, half of the luggage returning with us holds Hershey Nuggets and Ghirardelli Chocolates!!!  Thanks Barb for my chocolate fix this time.

  Stamps:  Banner Blast (SAB-R)
  Ink:  Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
  Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  Other:  Tag Topper Punch, Pool Party Seam Binding, Banner Punch (SAB-R), Basic Pearls, Pool Party Twine (SAB-R), Hershey Nuggets (x2)

Only one more project to share with you next post.  Then I will post the Goodie Bags, Door Prizes and Pillow Gifts I handed out to all participants of the retreat.  The Saturday edition of the retreat sold out almost immediately, and I had to add a Sunday edition.  This was a bit slower but we had a full house then as well.  Maybe next time I will have to consider a bigger venue than my "studio" or add another day!

Thanks and have a super day! . . . . .

Friday, May 2, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 7 - Gift Bow Die Santa

I slipped in a bit of Christmas into the projects at my recent One Day Mini Retreat .....

It is never too early to create a Christmas card.  This year I vowed to start my Christmas cards for classes early!  I will be holding another One Day Mini Retreat in October and it will be all Christmas Themed!  I can't wait, we had so much fun at the last one.

Back in December I saw this great card online.  It was created by Amber Geeham - I think it was on Pinterest.  I loved it and had to create it.  But then Stampin' Up! retired the Gift Bow Die when the Holiday Catalogue retired.  I was BUMMED to say the least.  I so wanted to share this card.  I never gave up hope and Stampin' Up! listened to us when we pleaded with them to bring it back.  They DID!  It is on the Carry Over List - which is a list of items that are still available to order but not listed in any catalogue. 

Here is a picture of the Gift Bow Die.  If you click on it you will be taken to a link for the Carry Over List.....

Here are the supplies for the card . . . .
  Stamps:  Petite Pairs
  Ink:  Blushing Bride, Real Red
  Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Basic Black, Blushing Bride
  Other:  Gift Bow Die, Boho Blossom Punch, Perfect Pennants Die, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Owl Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, White Chalk Pen

Now, don't you wish you had joined us for my One Day Mini Retreat?  There are still 2 projects to share with you, then I will share the Goodie Bags, Door Prizes and Pillow Gifts I handed out.  It was an awesome day!  Thank you Ladies who joined me.

Happy Stampin' .... 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 6 - Petite Thank You card

Project 6 was another card from the online Creative Convention I participated in ....

I love the simplicity of this card.  You could make the flowers any colour you prefer.  They are from the Stampin' Up! Petite Petals stamp set and punched with the matching Petite Petals punch.  These can both be purchased in a bundle at a 15% discount!  Love, love, love bundles.  I did change the Thank You stamp as I did not have the suggested one. In my retreat the ladies could make this any sentiment they preferred.  So sad to see the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder gone, tho.  It was a Sale-A-Bration free product choice and I will miss it a lot.  Can we keep our fingers crossed that it shows up in a future catalogue??????

  Stamps:  Perfectly Penned, Petite Petals
  Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party
  Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White
  Other:  Decorative Dots EF (SAB-R), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (a classic that is still going strong), Petite Petals Punch, Basic Pearls, Ovals Die #3

Here is a picture of the Petite Petals Bundle (click on the picture to go to my online store)
Occasions Catalogue - page 33 - Wood Mount #134821 - $30.50; Clear Mount #134822 - $26.25
(a 15% savings over purchased separately)

Happy Stampin' and Creatin' ......   

Monday, April 28, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 5 - Fabulous Birthday card

Here is a very elegant card for you, it was the 5th project in my recent One Day Mini Retreat - 

This card is a Glenda Mollet (that's me) original.  This does not happen often, but this one came quite easy to me.  Guess I was in a creative mood that day.  LOL
I used some of the Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum on the card, and backed it with some Pool Party cardstock.  The subtle result is quite striking.  Then I used the new Starburst Dies to cut out the Whisper White piece.  The circles on these two items really go well together.  A bit of Silver Metallic ink adds even more bling to the card.

  Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs
  Ink:  Silver Metallic, Pool Party
  Paper:  Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Whisper White
  Other:  Starburst Dies

Here are the pictures for the Silver Foil Vellum and the Starburst Dies.  Click on each picture to go to my online store......

Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum                               Starburst Dies
Page 23 Occasions Catalogue #133364 - $13.50             Page 34 Occasions Catalogue #132967 - $32.95

               Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum                         Starburst Framelits Dies

Happy Stampin' . . . .    

Friday, April 25, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 4 - Mixed Flowers card

Project 4 from my One Day Mini Retreat to share with you today .....

This is basically the card from the online Creative Convention, but I changed the center of the flower as I did not have the stamp set that was suggested.  I sure miss this Sweet Sorbet DSP from the recent Sale-A-Bration from Stampin' Up!  It is now gone, gone, gone, never to return.  Insert Sad Face  :-(((((.

  Stamps:  Up Up and Away
  Ink:  Coastal Cabana
  Paper:  Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Whisper White
  Other:  Paper Doilies, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Blossom Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch

I have been a demonstrator since Oct 2008 and I have never ordered the Crumb Cake envelopes!  I know, GASP!!  I recently ordered them, and I LOVE THEM!!  They are certainly different than envelopes you can buy anywhere else besides the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  They are quite sturdy and a gorgeous colour - just like the Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used one for this card, and now use them for all my cards that have a Crumb Cake base.  Page 162 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue - #107297 - $7.95 for 40 envelopes.  Here is a picture, just click on it to go to my online store .....

Do you like the Whisper White, Very Vanilla or Crumb Cake envelopes the best?  Don't you just LOVE the quality of Stampin' Up! envelopes.  I love to co-ordinate my envelopes with the cards that are inside.  I like thinking of the Post Office people smiling as they sort or deliver them.  Just a little moment for me.  LOL

Happy Stampin' .....  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 3 - Crisp Cantaloupe Birthday card

This is the third project we made at my recent One Day Mini Retreat ....

Another project from the online Creative Convention I took.I changed the stamp images and the layout of the pearls, but the basic card is the same.  I had not used the Paper Doilies (page 156 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue #129399 - $3.99 for 24 doilies) much.  These projects certainly highlighted them, and they are very inexpensive to use!  Here is a picture of them, just click on it to go to my online store ....

  Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, Create A Cupcake
  Ink:  Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
  Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB_R)
  Other:  Paper Doilies, Apothecary Arts Die, Sponges, Basic Pearls, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Ribbon

Have you used the doilies at all yet?  At only 16 cents each, they are an inexpensive way to add a little somethin' somethin' to your card or 3D project.

Happy Stampin' .....  

Monday, April 21, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 2 - Gifts Of Kindness card

Here is the second project we created at my One Day Mini Retreat .....

I changed the stamp set, but the basic card is straight from the online Creative Convention.

  Stamps:  Gifts Of Kindness, Petite Pairs
  Ink:  Basic Gray
  Markers:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
  Paper:  Pool Party, Basic Gray, Whisper White
  Other:  Pool Party Seam Binding, Paper Doily, Beautifully Baroque EF, Deco Die #3, Chalk Pen, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Pearls

Thanks for visiting, another One Day Mini Retreat project for you next post!  Hope you come back.

Happy Stampin' ..... 

Friday, April 18, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - Project 1 - Card Box

I few days ago I had a One Day Mini Retreat stamping class, this is the card box we made to hold our projects ....

Back in January I participated in an online Creative Convention by Maggie Patterson and Ronda Wade. We had so much fun!  This is the box from that class - with a bit of customization by me!  I will be sharing all the projects and the other goodies over the next few posts.  Hope you can come back and see them all!

  Stamps:  You're Lovely (SAB-R)
  Ink:  Early Espresso, Calypso Coral
  Markers:  Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding
  Paper:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB-R)
  Other:  Simply Scored Tool, Deco Framelits, Basic Pearls, Paper Doily, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch (R), 1/8" handheld punch, Pool Party Seam Binding

I stamped the flowers on whisper white cardstock, then stamped them again on another piece, cut them out and popped them up on the top of the original stamped image.

Have a great day, and Happy Stampin' ..... 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Card

A classic layout was used for this card, along with some designer paper ....

Need a quick card for a birthday party?  This one will fill the need.  It was super quick to make, and the pearls take it up a notch.  As I tell my stampers, Everything is better with Bling!!!

  Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Simply Sketched
  Ink:  Island Indigo, Melon Mambo
  Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Gingham Garden DSP
  Other:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Large Oval Punch (R), Word Bubble Die, Basic Pearls

If you used male colours, and a DSP with a male theme, you could totally change the flavour of this card.  Why not try the Specialty Designer Series Paper Natural Composition?  Hmmmm, maybe I have to go now and do some more creating!  LOL

Natural Composition Sp. DSP - #126917 $15.95 (click on the picture to go to my online store)
Happy Stampin' .....             
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