I bought this stamp set on sale last year after the holidays. This morning when I was looking through my stash I found it! I coloured the reindeer and wreath with twinkling H20's; red stickles on the bow; red pearls on the wreath and round christmas verse mounted with pop dots -stamp by Just Rite stamps; Martha Stewart branch die under the round layer; Spellbinders labels cut on the printed paper to show the reindeer undeneath; Sizzix corner die.

Oct. 29/09

Scrap Pink Weekend

What a blast we had at Scrap Pink in Port Hawkesbury. I didn't get there for the reception on Friday night, but arrived around 10:30 on Saturday. The ladies were already heavy into doing their pages and everyone was busy. Marilyn was teaching a couple of classes throughout the day. I find planning a layout the hardest thing to do in scrapping. Looking through the sample scrapbooks on hand, I managed to get one double layout and three single pages cut out; however, I didn't put them together because I didn't take all my embellies and everything necessary to complete them. Finishing the pages will be a project for spare time the next few weeks. Marilyn won a very nice, padded shoulder bag to carry all her papers and things.

Here is a pic of the chocolate fountain served up on Saturday night. It was yummy with marshmallows, pretzels, and lots of sliced fruit to make kabobs to dip.

All in all it was a nice weekend away and a good visit with Marilyn at her home.

Sizzix Sizzlet Ornament Die

This is a card I made using the Sizzix Sizzlet Ornament die. I cut out the die and then positioned it in the Cuttlebug "Winter Jelly" embossing folder and ran it again through the Bug. The embossed house fit the ornament circle perfectly! I sponged white lightly over the whole thing, added some Stickles on the details, and attached with pop dots.

I also used the Cuttlebug snowflake die on paper which had been previously embossed using the snowflakes folder.

The pinecone and verse are embossed with clear EP, and red faux stitching completes the card.


Cardinals - Northwood Stamp

This oval cardinal is a new Northwoods stamp I recently ordered through Ally at I love these stamps for their details, and they're great for colouring. Click on the title to go to Ally's homepage - scroll down about halfway to see all the Northwoods that she has in stock. Her shipping is cheap to Canada too! For two very large 4"x4" wood mounted stamps, the shipping is $5.40US.


Twinkling Leaves -Nature's Glory

Well, last night I had yet another night where I woke up at 2:30am and couldn't get back to sleep. Those pesky hormones! I decided to get up and stamp, instead of looking at the clock or counting sheep.

I cut out leaves using the Cuttlebug leaf die on orange, rust and creamy caramel cardstock. Then I coloured them using Twinkling H20's. They are so pretty in real life! On the mustard layer, I randomly stamped leaves using Tim Holtz distress inks, Tea Dye and Marmalade. I wanted the leaves to be subtle and Timmy's ink fades a bit into the cardstock when dry. Then I sponged all around the outside edges of the layers and did "faux stitching. The "nature's glory" stamp on the Spellbinders tag is an UM from Blockheadstamps that I got on a Thanksgiving theme sheet a few years ago. This was my first time using it and I felt it described the leaves perfectly! It's stamped a little bit wonky on the tag, but I guess that is what happens when you work in the early hours! LOL! The dotted, embossed angle border is a Martha Stewart punch.


Changito Coffee Monkey

I just received a new Changito Monkey cling stamp by Stampendous in the mail this week. He's so cute, he makes me laugh! We all have "two cup days", don't we?? LOL

So Thursday night, I stamped some images and this is the card I came up with.
I watercoloured the image, sponged SU Creamy Caramel around the edges, used Crystal Glaze on the coffee cups and brown flocking on Changito's bunny slippers for dimension. Along the edge, the "coffee brands" stamp is a border stamp by Blockheadstamps. The yellow background paper by SU is run through the Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder on which I randomly stamped coffee beans. Spellbinders circles, scalloped circles and tag dies were used, along with a scalloped border punch. The background paper is chocolate brown, however, looks black in the pic. Why can't colours stay true? (Sigh!)