Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's a Tim Hortons Christmas

Well only 3 more sleeps until Christmas and we are ready!!  Food, presents, baking all done!  Visiting and fun on the agenda for the next 3 days!   I am very excited for Christmas this year, mainly because I got a few things for my Husband that I think he will love and I can not wait to see his reaction!

One of the presents is a gift that keeps on giving!  Tim Horton's Forever!

I bought a gift card and fixed it so it will reload automatically.   He will never run out of his favourite coffee!

 Of course I had to package it just right so I used the "Perfect Blend" set from Stampin' Up and made this adorable gift card holder.

I used Tim Horton's colours, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Vanilla.  I punched out the Logo from some packaging the Gift Card came in.
Inside I used the word window punch to make a slot for the gift card. I stamped the sentiment with "Yippee Skippee" , "Perfect Blend" and "Fabulous Phrases."

I cannot wait to give this gift!

Just in case I do not get another post out before Christmas, I wish all of my followers a safe, happy, fun-filled and joyous Christmas and Holiday Season.  

Janet Y

Saturday, December 14, 2013

It's a Pinterest Christmas

This year when I found myself stuck for ideas for my Christmas Cards I quickly turned to the one site that has ideas for everything!  Truly, everything is on Pinterest!  You could spend hours lost in the pins, boards and links.  The two cards below were inspired by Pinterest.  

 Cardstock - Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Vanilla.
Ink - Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories - Cobbler Ribbon, 1 1/4" circle scallop punch, paper snips, crystal effects.
Stamp Sets - Petite Pairs, Joyful Christmas

Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories - Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (r), 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1" Square Punch and Apothecary Accents Framelits.

I really liked these two as they are both simple and very different. I also love the textures.   Let me know what you think!

Janet Y

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz

Stampin' Up! Clearance Products

New items were added to the Clearance Rack today!  Some items up to 80% off.  I will be placing an order this evening!   All items are only available while supplies last so be sure to get them before they are gone!

NOTE -- Today is also the last day to order and receive your items before Christmas!

New Weekly Deals added today... Check them out.

Weekly Deals

Janet Y

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Village of Cuteness -- December News

Before I get to how I made my Christmas Village of Cuteness I just want to mention that at the bottom of this post are the New Weekly Specials, the December (and final) "Best of" Stamp Set and a quick little message you will not want to miss!!

Now on to my Christmas Village of Cuteness ....

 In 2011 I went to the Stampin' UP Convention with my friend and Up line Amber.   For a Make and Take at the convention they had us make a "Village of Cuteness."   Essentially it was 3 pieces of 2x4 cut to look like little houses.  We painted them and decorated them.   That fall I made a Halloween Set and had great intentions of making a Christmas Set.  With the help of Ambers Husband (who cut more houses) I finally made a Christmas Set!

I am so happy with how they turned out!
 Red House - on this house I used a little wooden business card and painted it green, behind it I added some Espresso Card Stock.  The Roof is Early Espresso Core'dinations Paper that has been embossed with the Wood-grain Embossing Folder. The Icicles are made with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Details.  I finished it off with a Frosted Finishes embellishment, antique brad and retired felt holly.

Green House - Here I cut the wooden business card in half and created a double door with some retired brads as door knobs.  The Roof is chipboard covered in retired DSP.  I used some more retired felt (this time the mittens). For the sign on the house
 I used a Framelit from the Chalk Talk set and cut out a piece in Sliver and Red Glimmer paper and one from the wooden business cards.   I got the sentiment from the "Christmas Messages" stamp set.

Brown House - For this house I punched out each scalloped layer of DSP for the roof.  It took a long time but I love the effect.  I added the last two pieces of felt from the retired set and added rhinestones for sparkle. Again the door is a wooden business card (I got them at Lee Valley) and added another antique brad for the door handle and two other brads for the hinges.
  Above you can see the detail of the roof a little better.

 For all of the houses I used acrylic paint and applied it lightly so you could still see the detail of the wood grain.  I also added Mica Flakes (retired) to the bottom of each home.

These were so fun to make.  Let me know what you think of the final product.


December News

New Arrival --  Best of "Sale-a-Bration"
The final Stamp set in the Best of Series is here!  These will be available until April 2014 so get them while you can.   134939  $17.95

It's Never too early for these super cute Valentines ... Available Now
A Whole Lot Of Love
This Weeks  "Weekly Deals" are out now ... Check them out Here
Weekly Deals

Only a 22 Days until Christmas and only 7 days left to order your Christmas goodies.   Shipping to Canada this time of year can be a little crazy so be sure to order any items you want before Christmas by December 10.

Remember the Holiday Catalogue Retires on December 31.  Don't miss out on some amazing products.

On December 10 be sure to check out the CLEARANCE RACK.  I little birdie told me we will be getting some new items on this list, some of which may be up to 80% off!!!

Janet Y

Sunday, December 1, 2013

CYBER MONDAY -- One Day only Deals you don't want to miss!

Monday brings more One-Day deals, the LAST DAY of the Holiday Sale and this weeks Weekly Deals!  Order your Christmas Presents and supplies to create your Christmas Cards now!!  

To Sweeten the Deal I am offering FREE SHIPPING on any order placed directly* with me before 7pm Monday night!
(*order has to be shipped to my house so Calgary area residents only please)
Don't Miss Out.

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies Envelope Liners Framelits  132172 ($32.95)
                                           Now $23.07

Expressions Thinlits Dies  Expressions Thinlits 132171 ($30.95)
                                            Now $21.67

Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Holly Jolly Greetings S.S. Kit  132159 ($18.95)
                                           Now $13.27

Snowflake Season Simply Sent Snowflake Season S.S. Kit 132176 ($18.50)
                                           Now $12.95

Extra-Large Gift Box  Extra Large Gift Box 132147 ($4.95)
                                            Now $3.47

Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels Large Rhinestones 129324 ($6.50)
                                           Now $4.55

Don't Forget about these Other Great Deals!

 Festive Flurry Bundle
Clear Mount   133285    $57.95  // Wood Mount     133284   $67.95

Don't take my word for it, Order the Bundle and see for yourself, and if you order this bundle from me in the next month you will get 2 of my Festive Flurry Ornaments for yourself*!   (Calgary residents only, sorry)

And don't forget the Amazing Holiday Sale going on Right Now...

Holiday Sale

Janet Y


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mixed Media - Purple Fish

Not so long ago I updated my girls bathroom, I found an old fish themed shower curtain that was like new and figured the girls would like.   Once I got the bathroom set up I went looking for some co-ordinating artwork for the wall.   After looking at a number of stores and finding nothing I decided to create my own!  

At the Stampin' Up Convention Carrie Cudney created these wonderful little Halloween Mixed Media canvases.   I used her work for inspiration.

 How did I do that?
I started with a canvas that was 16 x 20
and added DSP with modge podge.  I really pasted it down and covered it with modge.  I then painted it with acrylic paints in the colours that I wanted.  I used colours similar to Eggplant, Bermuda and Daffodil. These are the colours in the bathroom shower curtain.

Once I had the paint the way I wanted it I added Dazzling Diamonds while the paint was still wet.  I then used a cricut to cut out a fish.  I ran parts of the fish through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Embossing folder to look like scales.   I then glued him down with sticky strip and modge podge.  I spritzed him with shimmer paint and outlined him with a Black Marker (next time I will use a Sharpie as this marker smudged  when I added the final layer of Modge).  Finally I added Large Rhinestones for bubbles and one for the eye, some seaweed cut from the cricut and Modged the whole thing!!

It looks great in my girls bathroom and they both love it!

I learned a lot in the process of this, some things I would do differently, such as the outline of the fish and some things I loved, such as the textures and embellishments.

Let me know what you think and if you have tried Mixed Media I would love to hear your tips and tricks or see your project!

Don't forget Stampin' Up is having it's big Holiday Sale right now!  There are some great deals and you don't have to stand in line to shop!  Check out my Online Store.

Holiday Sale

There are New Weekly Deals out today Also...
Weekly Deals

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Festive Flurry

This year in the Holiday Catalogue there is a Stamp Set and Framelits Bundle called "Festive Flurry"  it is by far my favourite item from the Holiday Catalogue.  Back in August when I first received this bundle I decided to create a card that goes that extra mile and adds some beauty to your tree as well.   I wanted a card that would give off that wow factor but would also be a great gift.  So I created a card with a detachable ornament.

The silver foil paper from SU adds great shine to this ornament and those completely adorable "frosted finishes embellishments" are just perfect.

It just so happens that Stampin' Up came out with a really wonderful kit to create ornaments similar to the one above and they are available  now "while supplies last."

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit   135813   $17.95

You could easily add these to a card or gift to make it extra special.

I still think you can not go wrong with the Festive Flurry Bundle though.   See the banner at the top of my blog, yes, that's right, I used it there too!  In fact I have used this bundle more in the past 3 months than any other Framelit bundle.
 I love it!

 Festive Flurry Bundle
Clear Mount   133285    $57.95  // Wood Mount     133284   $67.95

Don't take my word for it, Order the Bundle and see for yourself, and if you order this bundle from me in the next month you will get 2 of my Festive Flurry Ornaments for yourself*!   (Calgary residents only, sorry)

And don't forget the Amazing Holiday Sale going on Right Now...
Holiday Sale

Place your order today!

Janet Y


Wednesday, November 20, 2013


November 20 - December 2   Click above to see Deals!


Don't miss out ... TODAY ONLY...

Stampin' Trimmer
126889  Stampin' Trimmer 30 % off  $29.37 (reg 41.95)

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
125586 Simply Scored Diagional Plate 30% off $11.27  (reg $ 15.95)

Many Marvelous Markers
 131264 Many Marvelous Markers 30% off $95.17 (reg $135.95)

My order will be going in Tonight night at 8pm MDT.  Email, Call, Sent a text but get your order in because these deals are too good to miss!

Janet Y

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Sale -- Starts tomorrow!

Holiday Sale

This year's online holiday sale (formerly known as Online Extravaganza) will be November 20-December 2.

It's time to get ready for your holiday shopping and just to start things off right Stampin' Up will have a 24-hour doorbuster sale you won't want to miss so make sure to check it out tomorrow.

Also do not forget that this weeks "Weekly Deals" start today!  I will have an order going in this week.

Weekly Deals

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