Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fast and Fabulous - Sweet Daisy

Normally, I do my Fast and Fabulous video tutorials on Sundays. But why wait, when you have such a sweet card to share. I mean, just look at this sweet daisy...and image how fabulous you could make this.

This is such a great NEW stamp set. Daisy Delight, I first saw it at Onstage, in Toronto earlier this month, (Onstage is Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator conference) and I just knew I needed to pre-order it.  Next week, I will be showing you three other delightful Daisy Delight samples, so be sure to stop by my blog. In the meantime...check out the video below to see how I made this Fast and then a Fabulous card.

If you think you would enjoy making cards like these, check out my upcoming Classes and Events for the next Colourful Cards Class night.  It's way cheaper than a Paint Night and just as much fun.  Can't make it to my craft room in Kemptville, Ontario...then why not join my Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club. The monthly surprise kit, is mailed directly to your home.  Follow the video I post on how to put your kit together, and join the discussion on alternative projects in my exclusive Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin club Facebook group. 

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Another Sneak Peek

I couldn't decide on a stamp set this I thought I would just go with what took my fancy. At the moment, that is the new stamp sets I received at Onstage in Toronto earlier this month. This particular one is super cute, This Little Piggy - 9 rubber stamps brilliant for water colouring.

I can't show you this new stamp set yet, but below is a list of the other items I used to make this cute card.

Product List
Glue Dots

Have a great rest of your week, and stop by on Friday for another sweet sample.  


Monday, April 24, 2017

A Pocket Full of Sunshine

I can't believe I forgot to schedule my blog post today!!   It was bad enough I couldn't do my Fast and Fabulous video yesterday as planned, what with two lots of visitors...the Senators game...and playing with my new toy (more about that later) there just were not enough hours in my day.  Hopefully I can swing it tonight.   

In the meantime....check out this sweet card.  You can actually put real money in the pocket, not the fake stuff here....and this is one of the NEW stamp sets coming our way June 1, 2017.  A Pocket Full of Sunshine.

I used the In-Colours Paper stack...which is sadly retiring, in Dapper Denim and Whisper White Cardstock.

Product List

So what was the new item that caught my full attention on Sunday?  A Canon Selphy photo printer.  Yep, lets me send a picture from my iPhone or Mac Book wirelessly to print, in either 4 x 6 or 2 x 3.  I think it does other sizes but have not tried those yet.  Why do I want that??   Oh wait till you see our new collection of Memories and More....coming to a catalogue near you in June.  Not saying any lips are sealed.  

Check back on Wednesday for another sweet card sample.  And remember to sign up for my Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club...details in the tab above.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin - April Alternative

Last night, I attended a Stop n Shop at Morrisburg Public School....a vendor show boasting over 25-30 different business.  I went with my Colourful Cards. It was a bit of a way to go, but I wanted to share my love of card making and especially the oh so convenient and amazing surprise monthly kit, Paper Pumpkin. 

While I was there, I decided to actually make some alternative cards from this months kit.   If you watch my YouTube channel and the video tutorials I make, you will know I always forget something ha ha.  So last night, I forgot the water colour pencils!!   I still went ahead and make up the cards, just keeping the embossed pieces white.  I actually liked them.  
When I got home, I decided to see if it was possible to add colour, using the water colour pencils and I am thrilled to say, it worked!!   Even with the flower embellishment stuck on.  Check out these babies.

So these are my alternative projects, different from the three card ideas inside the box.  The beauty of Paper Pumpkin is you don't have to follow the directions inside, you can create your own masterpieces, using the contents of the box...or even adding other stamps and ink you might have already.  

When you are a member of Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club, you will have access to an exclusive Facebook Group, which will show you alternatives every month, printable PDF's and video tutorials.  Other members will share their masterpieces and chatter happily together, discussing the latest Pumpkin. Crafting together, from the comfort of your own home....unless you can join us monthly at my craft room in Kemptville, Ontario for our live class, putting together our Pumpkins!!  Sign up today for Paper Pumpkin with me, and I will add you to the private group.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Sara Thing - April Paper Pumpkin

So I couldn't resist.  I signed up for Paper Pumpkin again, our monthly surprise paper crafting kit, because I had heard all the fuss about the April kit.  "A Sara Thing" they kept calling it, because CEO, Sara Douglass had designed it. "Experience creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU!  Bold, Vibrant and Artistic, with just a little bit of sass!" they told us.  Well...they were not wrong!  Not only did the kit include a free gift of water colour pencils...but the most beautifully designed and artistic cards black and bold colours!!  Check out this one.

Or how about this one...for a teacher.

And finally this one....yes, you get to make 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs.

So thrilled with how they turned out, and I was so excited to share, I did a Facebook live box opening and made these three cards.  It was so much fun.

I guess you could say, I have fallen in love with Paper Pumpkin again, and have decided to offer Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club.  It's a monthly get together, for my subscribers and downline, to put together our pumpkins and have some good old crafting time over a nice cuppa and some treats.  If you can't make it to the live class, you will have access to an exclusive online Facebook Group ...which will feature video tutorials, downloadable PDF's of alternative kit projects...chatter, shares, challengers and more. Want to join?? Click Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club learn more and find out when the first class in!! Subscribe today and let's play wito th Pumpkins together. Oh and did I tell you, its only $26.95 CDN (and that includes shipping) a month!!  

Sign Up Here for Paper Pumpkin or for more information on the prepaid option for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months....CLICK HERE

Have a great week...and see you back here on Friday for another card sample....quite possibly a Paper Pumpkin alternative!!


Monday, April 17, 2017


I have been thinking about this for ages....something that saves time, saves cutting, saves money and still gives us some fabulous projects using wonderful Stampin' Up! paper, inks and stamps and is a fun get together!!

Naturally there will be snacks and treats at the live classes...but there will also be an online class for those who don't live in or around Kemptville, Ontario.   

Join my monthly Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club for good company, relaxation and fun.  Who wants to try it??

Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club

I am so excited to be able to offer you my NEW Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club.  What is Paper Pumpkin??

It's a surprise monthly kit that comes to your home complete with ink, paper, card stock, embellishments, die cuts and an exclusive stamp set.  It could be a card kit, journals, decor or treat boxes.  Each month is different and each month contains a new ink spot, never the same one twice.  So a great way to discover and collect our fabulous inks. Each kit takes about 30 minutes to complete. A luscious, creativity escape.

Join my Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club and attend live monthly classes AND have access to my exclusive Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club Facebook Group.  Don’t have Facebook, I will send you the exclusive content by email.

The live class will be held in my craft room on the third or four Saturday of the month from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  The class is FREE but you must be a current subscriber of mine to attend or currently in my downline.

May Paper Pumpkin Class:   Saturday May 20th     2:00pm - 4:00pm

If you aren't able to make it to class or aren't local to Kemptville, Ontario you will still receive access to my exclusive Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club Facebook Group.

Whats the benefit of joining my Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club?

* A monthly thank you card.
* Exclusive Facebook Group where you will be able to see DIFFERENT ways to use the kit.
* Video tutorials, on how to put together the monthly kit and alternative ideas
Printable PDF tutorials of alternative ideas
* Monthly Prize Drawings
* A Special Appreciation Event (you won't want to miss this one!)
* Access to order past kits and refills
* In person or online class

The idea is not to have you collect the cute little boxes that come to your door, but to get together to stamp a variety of projects each month that you're going to love to share. So, plan to join me online or at a Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club Class event.

Don't delay...SIGN UP NOW!

You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of each month.  It will be shipped to you around May 15th.  Bring the kit to the live event and lets have fun.

A Paper Pumpkin membership is $26.95 per month pay as you go, or get a prepaid subscription.  There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You also have the option to skip a month if you want.

Looking forward to having you join the fun with Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Group
contact me if you have any questions at

Out With The Old, In With The New

While I patiently (NOT) wait for my pre-order of new Stampin' Up! products to arrive, AND my April Paper Pumpkin......I thought I would have some fun with you this week. Show you a product that is retiring (so if you love it, get it soon) and the same card layout, using a NEW stamp set I received during ONSTAGE local in Toronto two weeks ago. Here is the first one, this cute card layout I CASED from Angie Juda.

I used our adorable Whisper White notecards and a retiring DSP, and retiring Stamp set.  List of items used are below:

   Product List

Now, how does this same card layout look, with a new stamp set?

Look at this cute little Piggy!!!  And there are 3 other cute little piggys in the stamp set. Stay tuned, Wednesday for another out with the old and in with the new.   

I am also hoping to reveal my new Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Pals club on Wednesday too. Make sure you check back for all the details!

Have a great week, and Happy Easter Monday.  


Friday, April 14, 2017

Special Reason Week - Card #3

Just look at the bright and cheery colours in this card.  Got this card idea from a pin by Kristine to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) from other customers or demonstrators.  Listed below are the products I used to make this cheerful card, using Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stem framlit dies.

Product List

I hope you have a fabulous Easter weekend.  I will have a houseful on Sunday for dinner, what about you??  I am making them all cute little Easter sure to check out my Fast and Fabulous video series on YouTube Sunday to see what they will all receive.  

Next week is Class - Friday April 21 - Affectionately Yours.  Also available in a To-Go kit if you cannot make it in person.  To register or order a To-Go kit click here.

Have a super weekend.