Thursday, January 31, 2013

Spritzed Valentine -- With Love

I bought some Stampin Up Spritzers a while ago and have been looking at them with loads of intention!  Every time I go to pull them out I get sidetracked on to something else.  Considering that it only took me 5 minutes to make this card I really have no idea why I waited!

I used rubbing alcohol and Real Red re-inker.   I placed a heart a piece of whisper white card stock and then sprayed the paper with the Spritzer and as you can see it created a really great effect once I removed the heart.
I used some retired Basic Black Ribbon and added a black heart covered in rhinestones! 
Let me know what you think!
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Do you MDS? If you do check this out..


...if you do not maybe now is the time!   Right now on the Clearance Rack are 7 Digital Content discs for $1.   Yes you read that right! $1!!!  

Avant-garde Collection DVD
Check out the selection on my on-line store!
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y 

Happy Birthday Charity!

Yesterday was my good friend and neighbour's Birthday!  Every year we exchange coffee cards on our birthdays!  I love Starbucks and she is a Tim Horton's girl.  I wanted to make a card that is coffee themed.  There is a great set from the Sale-a-bration flyer called "Patterned Occasions"  with a wonderful little "whole latte love" stamp.  I added the "On your Birthday" and made the card a 3x6.   I used mainly  Regals and Brights for the colors and that is new for me as I rarely use the Regals!

Inside I added a little folder to hold the Tim Hortons Card. She loved the card and the gift but that is not surprising as she is one of the sweetest people I know! 
Happy Birthday my Friend!
Don't you just love this stamp!  The "Patterned Occasions" set is super cute and you can earn if for FREE until March 22 with the Sale-a-Bration special that is no now!
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentines Sliding Treat Holder - Tutorial

I have been thinking about how to give my kids some cute Valentines gifts this year and one of my ideas was a Pez dispenser.  I came up with this sliding treat holder.   Hope you like it! :)


Real Red Card Stock
Heart Punch or Framelit
Stamps, Ribbon, DSP
Paper Cutter

You will need the following sizes of Real Red for the base.

5 1/4" x 4 3/8"

6 3/4" x 3 1/2"

1" x 10"

Score the 5 1/4" x 4 3/8" piece at
1/2, 1 3/4, 2 7/8, 4 1/8 on the long side.

Score the 6 3/4" x 3 1/2" piece at
1 1/4 on all sides.

Score the 1" x 10" at every inch.

Once you have the pieces scored you can assemble them as you see to the right.

Hint -- Decorate the outer 5 1/4 x 4 3/8 sleeve before you glue that piece together.

This is the inside piece.  Using the long 10" x 1" piece I created slots for my candies.  I adhered this in to the open box 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 piece.

For the top piece or the "pull" I used a small scrap piece of Real Red measuring 1/4" x 3".  I then folded it into a W (scoring at about 1, 1 1/2 and 2.

I glued this small piece on to the top of my insert and made sure to fold part of it into the top as you see to the right so it would not just pop off when you pulled on it.
From a different angle you can see the small lip I created to attach the heart to.
I have no idea why I took this picture upside down but I forgot to flip it in editing so there you go!  The Hearts attach to the small lip, one on either side.

Below is the finished product.  You just fill with treats (I used Kisses) and give to your Valentine!
Don't forget Sale-a-Bration is on right now!  Click below to see how you can get FREE stuff!!
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013



It's that time of year again!!!  Sale-a-bration!   Want free stuff?  This is how you get it!

To place an order or join my team just email me or go to my online store!
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Spring Mini - Hearts a Flutter Neutral

I seem to be attracted to the more neutral cards lately, cards with lots of white space or tone on tone.   I have seen a few Vanilla on White cards lately and I really like the look of them. 

  For this card I used a White base, Vanilla textured layer and Crumb Cake Ink and Seam Binding Ribbon. The "Hearts a Flutter" Stamp set and Framelits is very quickly becoming my favourite bundle in the new Mini, here I used it for the large hearts.  For texture I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake.

The small heart embellishment is a Vanilla heart covered in the pearl accents from the Catalogue.

In other news...

Last night I got a belated Christmas gift from my wonderful friend and client Nicole.  I just love the use of Designer Fabric for the lid and label made with the Window Framelits Collection (page 36 of the new Mini).  

Thanks Nicole, I cannot wait to make the cookies!
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

MDS -- Single Page 5x7

Well I know you are all done with Christmas but now is the time to start Scrapbooking all of those Holiday photos.  My Favourite one is always the Santa photo.   This year I did up a single MDS page with the Be of Good Cheer DSP!

To the left is the layout I created for my clients so they could create their own 5x7 page. I bet you  have a photo that would work perfectly on this page! 

I would love to see it.  If you have it on your blog just leave a comment below and I will check it out.  If not email me!  I love to get inspired by others.
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Exciting New Chance for a "Paper Escape"


Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even colour-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership $24.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!
Questions? We've Got Answers
Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! We designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).
How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?
Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.

Calgary Area Crafters ... Watch my Blog next month for a fun announcement about a Paper Pumpkin Club!

 Here is a sneak peek of the first kit!

Have a great Day!!!

Janet Y 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome Kit!

I love this idea.  Guys are crafty too and now they can have their own Craft Kit ..

Have a great Day!!!

Janet Y 

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Blog Header -- Have you seen it?!!

I really enjoy updating my Blog Header to reflect my style of the season.  With Valentines coming up of course everything is all hearts and flowers so I put some of the New Spring goodies to use on this fun Valentine's Card.  Below is the full front of the card!  The ribbon is two-toned black and grey and I just love the look of it. 

The flower accent is from the Artisan Embellishment Kit and those little butterflies are from a new punch!  Not to mention the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder ... Love this folder!  The colours I used were Real Red, Going Grey, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla.
Hope you like the New Blog Header and the card!
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Challenge -- Freshly Made Sketches #67

Well it is time for me to play along with another challenge.  It is a great way to get my hands on some of the new spring products!  

This is a 5x5 card using Chocolate Chip as a base.  I used the Adorning Accents Folders and Edgelits in Vanilla and Crumb Cake and the Raspberry Ripple Ribbon to accent.   The hearts are from the new Hearts a Flutter Stamp set and Framelits dies.  I used the tag punch and "Love" from the Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set.  

To see all of the entries at Freshly Made Sketches  Click Here
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Feel the Love ...

It's a New Year and it's time to "Feel the Love."  Stampin' Up has a great deal going no right and it is just in time to enjoy the NEW Spring Mini!   Wow, there are so many fun products and ideas in the new mini and I cannot wait to show them off!  

Lets start with a New Promotion! 

Valentine's Specials
Dates: January 3-21, 2013
During the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $9.95 value-when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!

This set is available in Clear-mount only at a cost of $11.95 CAD and you get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit for FREE!  (a $9.95 value)
And there is More ...
Dates: January 3-21, 2013
From January 3 through January 21, you have the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Valentine Treat Bundle. This bundle, created specifically for this special offer, contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (English only) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags.
Bundle Item
DescriptionRetail ValueSpecial Bundle Price
132771Valentine Treat Bundle
Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags

Contact me to place your order Today and be ahead of the crowd for your Valentines gift giving!

Last but not least ... The NEW Spring Mini is HERE!

There are so many wonderful products that I cannot just pick one to show you...
Check out a few of my Favourites.
Artisan Embellishments Kit
Artisan Embellishments Kit page 10
Hearts a Flutter Bundle Clear
Hearts A Flutter Bundle  page 11
More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
More Amore Specialty DSP  page 10
Borders Scoring Plate Simply Scored
Borders Scoring Plate page 26
Well that was just a few of the products I am in love with!   Please contact me if you would like to place an order and receive your new Mini for free!  
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Scrapbook/MDS -- January Layout

Welcome to the New Year!!  I hope you had a wonderful, happy and fun-filled Holiday Season. 

Over the past year have been running a Scrapbooking Challenge for my clients and this year I will be posting the layouts and my sample so you too can use these layouts for inspiration.  
On the first of each month I will post a new layout to get you motivated. If you do each of the double layouts that I post you will have 24 pages by the end of the year done and ready to put in an album.  
Think about how many pages you created this past year, was it enough to fill an album? I will post layout ideas and all you have to do is grab your supplies and photos and start creating. My hope is that this will help you create lasting memories and keepsakes. 
Page 1
Page 2


I used MDS to create my examples but you could just as easily use your paper products to create these pages.   My colours for these pages came from the Summer Smooches Digital Download.  All of the DSP if from there and the background colour is Pool Party.  I used the Flag Punch, Pennant Punch and an alphabet punch set as well as the wonderful photobox feature which allows you to add your photos at any size and then zoom in on the images you would like. 
A new layout will be posted on Feb. 1  have a fun creating!
Have a great Day!!!
Janet Y


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