Friday, May 31, 2013

News - Grab Your Greetings Sale

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$21.71$28.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$16.46$21.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$18.71$24.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$13.46$17.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$26.96$35.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$19.46$25.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497


Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set   Sassy Salutations
Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp SetSweet Essentials
Petite Pairs - Clear-Mount StampPetite Pairs

As if that is not enough good news here is an ALL NEW Photopolymer Stamp Set.

Photopolymer: Wanderlust

May 31, 2013I'm excited to announce that a new photopolymer stamp set is now available. Wanderlust (item 133452) is a great set for travelers-and wannabe travelers too. You will want to make sure to get this for capturing your summer trip memories, or to send a hand-made postcard to a friend or family member.

 Wanderlust Photopolymer Stamp SetCost is $16.95 CAD

Janet Y

Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Catalogue Goes Live tomorrow!!

The New 2013/2014 Catalogue goes Live tomorrow and there I will have some updates to let you know everything you need to get your hands on one.  I will also be placing an order tomorrow so if you have already seen the new Catalogue and you just cannot wait to get your hands on the new products let me know.  

Also note that the retiring items are still available until June3!   This is gives you the best of both worlds for 3 days!!!

Retiring Products

You may also note that at the top of my blog there is a list for Product Shares.  It is a new thing for me and if I get enough interest I will order product shares so you can sample some of the amazing new Accessories in this years Catalogue!   Email me ( now to get your name on the list!  These shares will be available until June 15. 

One more "Say Goodbye" Card.   So long "Up, Up and Away" you will be missed!
Janet Y

Sunday, May 26, 2013

It's a Beautiful Day Today + a Sneak Peek

The sun was out all day today and the weather was amazing!  My kids were outside ALL day!  I love it when that happens.  Of course I was inside most of the day cleaning, but what can you do?  I hear we are getting more rain so I will soak up as much of the sun as I can! 

On another note we are less than a week away until the new Catalogue comes in to effect and I am super excited about starting my swaps for Convention and ordering product shares for my clients (I will post these soon on here too).

In my pre-order from the new Catalogue I got this totally funky new product called Simply Pressed Clay!  Yes, that's right, Clay!!  I also got the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds!  I have made about 8 buttons and flowers in various colours and finally used one in a project.  Check it out...

I used a simply Whisper White base and added a Mambo Melon layer that was punched with the Scallop Trim Border.  I then added a layer from a New DSP called Gingham Garden!  Cute right?  There is some Organza Ribbon and the left accents are in Pear Pizzazz and punched from the Bird Builder punch. 

Ok that really cute blue flower; it is Simply Pressed Clay that I added a couple of drop of Marina Mist re-inker to.   I then put it in the Blossoms Clay Mold and Ta-Da ... A blue flower!

I stamped the Happy Birthday from Bring on the Cake and added some pearls to finish the effect.

I hope you like it.  Let me know what you think!

REMEMBER - This is the LAST WEEK of the current Catalogue so get the Retiring Items while you can! Also the Spring Mini retires on May 31!
Janet Y

Friday, May 24, 2013

You Make Me Smile

To start I just want to thank everyone who sent me a note or made a comment about my last post "Emoti-cards."  It is so great that everyone likes them so much because every time I look at them they make me smile.   So to show you all that "YOU" Make Me Smile here is a card that says just that!

I have had my "This and That" kit for awhile now and finally broke it out to play with it.  The Washi Tape and sticker are from that kit and I just love the colours and look of everything in the This and That series.   The "YOU" is from a single stamp called "Sunshine."  I just stamped it on a scrap piece of white and fussy cut it out.

 The background is a totally inspired idea I got off of Pinterest.  Do you have embossing folders laying around your craft room? If not you should, if you do then check out this great use for them!!  They are not just for embossing anymore! 
By simply adding a little ink to the raised side of the folder you can use it as a stamp.  No need for a big shot, you just lay it on the card and there you go!
Thanks again to everyone for your support of my blog and my work!
Let me know what you think.
REMEMBER - There is less than two weeks left of the current Catalogue so get the Retiring Items while you can! Also the Spring Mini retires on May 31!
Janet Y

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I surfing the web today looking for some inspiration.   Nothing was working for me and maybe it is in part because it is a rainy, grey day out but I did not find anything to get my creative juices flowing.  This is rare for me because the internet usually has me rushing to my craft room for some me time.  

While I was on Facebook I made a little comment to some one and added my standard :).  This had me thinking, what if...

 I used circle punches for almost all of the emotes. I used the 1 3/4", 1' and the small circle from the Punch Pack.  I free had cut the straight lines. 

The challenge was finding Sentiments that I thought were fitting for the emotes.  I used Teeny Tiny Wishes and Petite Pairs. 

I had so much fun creating these and the possibilities are so vast!  Just Google Emoticons and wow there are loads!!

I hope you enjoy these little notes as much as I do.  Let me know what you think!

REMEMBER - There is less than two weeks left of the current Catalogue so get the Retiring Items while you can! Also the Spring Mini retires on May 31!
Janet Y

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Challenge -- Freshly Made Sketches #86

It has been awhile since I did a Challenge but I was feeling stuck on a project today and just wanted some inspiration.  These challenges always get my creative juices flowing.  As I said in my last post I am totally in love with the Mosaic Madness set that is coming out soon so I put it to use on this card. 

The Sentiment is also from the new catalogue.  The set is called "Really Good Greetings."

The Colours are the new In Colours also; Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana!
Check out the Great Samples and Entries Freshly Made Sketches..
Janet Y

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mosaic Madness -- Sneak Peek

This is one of the most exciting product bundles in the New Catalogue!  Mosaic Madness and a coordinating punch!   I have seen so many wonderful cards already on Pinterest and the possibilities are endless.  Colour will really come in to play with this set as you can really highlight the wonderful coordinating colours that are Stampin' Up's signature.  I am excited to get this on a Scrapbook page too!   Here is the first (of what I am sure will be many) card I created with this set.

The colours I choose for this card are Early Espresso, Whisper White and my new favourite colour Strawberry Slush!!! Yum.

I will be in my craft room again this week and I am sure I will have another card for you using this really fun set.
REMEMBER - There is less than one month left of the current Catalogue so get the Retiring Items while you can! Also the Spring Mini retires on May 31!
Janet Y

Monday, May 13, 2013

New In-Colours - Sneak Peek

I am in love with the In Colours coming out in the next catalogue and although I cannot tell you all the colours just yet here is a card I made with 3 of them! For this card I did a direct to paper technique with the ink pads.  I love how it turned out. It is kind of yummy looking I think.

The Sentiment and Coordinating punch are also from the New Catalogue and I just love the shape of this label set!  I really love how the font of this stamp fits in with the overall feel of the card too.  I am so excited to show you more from the new catalogue.

Let me know what you think!
REMEMBER - There is less than one month left of the current Catalogue so get the Retiring Items while you can! Also the Spring Mini retires on May 31!
Janet Y

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bombs Away Birthday Set

I am a little behind in my posts lately.  The weather has finally been nice and I have been trying to enjoy it!  So now that we are back to seasonal temperatures and the wind is a bit chilly I got back in my craft room yesterday.   A few weeks ago Stampin' Up released their second Photopolymer Stamp Set and I fell in love with it right away.  It is so fun for Birthdays!  

This is the first card I have made with it, it is totally retro and so fun.

When is the last time you listened to vinyl?  I am just in love with these cute records.  I simply used circle punches to create the records and stamped the sentiment in basic black.  The cardstock is also simply Whisper White and Basic Black.  This card could not be easier to make! 
Check out the Bombs Away Birthday set!
Bombs Away Birthday Stamp Set
How great are these sentiments?! 
Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set 133411 $16.95 CAD
REMEMBER - There is less than one month left of the current Catalogue so get the Retiring Items while you can! Also the Spring Mini retires on May 31!

Also don't forget to look for Treasure Hunt Clues and enter to win the Prize. ENDS May 12.

Janet Y

Thursday, May 2, 2013

May Already!!!

Wow, April just flew by and the weather felt more like February!  I cannot believe it is May already.  We finally seem to be warming up outside and today I was out in my T-shirt!  I know I am a day late with this month's Scrapbook Sketch, not to mention all of the news from Stampin' Up!  So here we go...

My May Scrapbook Sketch gives you lots of chances to use the coordinating Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up.  Below you can see my MDS version, and there are just hundreds of Designer Papers in MDS.   See below for details on the MDS Sale that is happening right now ...

Page one

Page two

For my sample I used pictures from our recent Disney Trip.  Megan turned 5 and we celebrated with a trip to Ariel's Grotto.  If you use this sketch to create a scrapbook page email it to me, I would love to see it!
"Best Of"
Well it is the beginning of the month and that means there is a new "Best of" stamp set and a few other tidbits to share.
This months "Best of" set is "Brides and Babies."  There are some really cute stamps for those special events in your life.  

Best Of Brides & Babies Clear-mount Stamp Set
Don't you just love those little teddy bears?  Click Here for details.
MDS Sale
Dates: May 1-June 15, 2013
The Sale
Get 25 percent off select My Digital Studio content and print products.
Digital content includes: ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook, and swatchbook digital content. See it here.
Print products include: ALL photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, individual pages, and calendars. See it here.
The Fine Print
Discount for downloads only available for artwork released prior to May 1, 2013.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the MDS software to get the discounts on print products. 
  • Bulk pricing not included.
  • Offer deadlines:
    • Phone: Friday, June 14, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or online: Saturday, June 15, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)

New Items!
Two all New Photopolymer stamps have arrived!   The Show and Tell sets are very versatile and fun to use.
Show & Tell 1 Photopolymer Stamp SetShow & Tell 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set
These sets sell for just $16.95CAD each.  See them Here.
Paper Pumpkin!   It's Time...
It's Time
The 10th day of the month is an important one for Paper Pumpkin! If you want to sign up or make any changes to your account for May, make sure you do it before midnight on May 10.You certainly won't want to miss out on any more kits! Visit!

Well I think that is all I have for now.  Be sure to check the tab above for all of the latest News and Updates from Stampin' Up!  

REMEMBER - There is only one month left of the current Catalogue so get the Retiring Items while you can! Also the Spring Mini retires on May 31!

Also don't forget to look for Treasure Hunt Clues and enter to win the Prize.  ENDS May 12.

Janet Y

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