Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jar of Love - Week #4

Yikes, I am a day late with my Stamp of the Month sample...but I am sure you will forgive me when you see this pretty card.   I am featuring the stamp set, Jars of Love....37 Photopolymer stamps featuring mason jars, flowers, fish, fireflies.  So much you can do with this versatile set and that's not to mention the die set that comes with it, or the Halloween or Christmas sets out now in the Holiday catalogue. 

My Colourful Cards Stampin Club ladies will recognize this card, as its one we made last Friday during club night.  I hope you like it.



Don't you just love the embossed white piece of card...I did that using the Softly Falling Embossing folder and the Big Shot.   Gotta love that Big Shot.   My club members and class attendee's love using it....and during a BYO event, you can use it too!!  I also used the snowman from Christmas Magic (

Here are the other items I used to make this sweet Christmas card.



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As a reminder, here are the other cards we sampled this month with Jar of Love.



For more information about upcoming Classes and Clubs, please see the tab above CLASSES AND EVENTS.   I will be updating it this weekend with news of craft and vendor shows I will be attending in October, where you can buy my Colourful Cards for $3.00 each or 4 for $10.00.   You can also chat with me about classes, or even hosting a workshop of you own....inviting your friends for a fun card night....at my home.  Yes....no clean up for you!  Just invite your friends, bring a snack and we are good to go!  

Have a great week
Cheers
Anne

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

World Card Making Day

Did you know that Saturday October 1st is World Card Making Day???



To celebrate....I am holding a BYO - Bring Your Own - event.  Bring your own card making items and products (DSP, Card Stock, Adhesives, Stamp Sets, Ink Pads, Scissors, Bone Folder) and lets spend some time making cards in my craft room.   The Big Shot, Dies, Embossing Folders and heat gun will be available for you to use, at no cost.  

Saturday October 1       10:00am - 3:00pm.     FREE to all. 

Drop in style...come for 10 minutes, come for an hour, come for the day - 10:00am - 3:00pm.   Its a Pot Luck too, so bring something to eat and share with all.  I will be making some homemade soup and some English scones!!   

You will also be the first to see the select card making essentials that will be 25% off from October 1 -5 AND learn about a fabulous DSP paper sale we will be holding in October.  Let me know if you are coming, by emailing me at baashunt@gmail.com or just drop in with your craft supplies and snacks.   



  

See you in the Colourful Cards craft room!!

Cheers
Anne

Monday, September 26, 2016

Love & Anniversary

Saturday was my 28th wedding anniversary.....sunny and warm just like that day, back in 1988.  In 1988, I had long blonde hair, my husband actually had hair, and we were excited to profess our love to one and all.  My parents, brother, and a friend flew over from England to join the 80 or so Canadian family and friend we invited to help us celebrate.  It was quite a magical day.

Together we have raised two boys, co-parented a daughter, watched as various pets have come and gone, laughed till we cried, cried till we laughed...I wouldn't swop my Bob for anything, and am looking forward to another 28 years or more.  

Here is the card I made him...used up some retired DSP and the Number Of Years stamp set.  The pretty little hearts and white ribbon just added that special touch.



Have a great week...and be sure to stop by again to see some Colourful Cards.

Cheers
Anne



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jars of Love - Week #3

Hello Wednesday....it's time for another sample of "Jar of Love", my stamp of the month for September.  This versatile photopolymer stamp set has so many pieces (37 altogether) its not hard to come up with a new card.  Check this one out.



The fireflies are so cute.   Did you know that fireflies are actually not fly's but beetles??   Yeah....and that there are about 2,000 firefly species!!  According to the National Geographic, the Fireflies light, is an intermittent light which flashes in a unique pattern to their species. Each blinking pattern is an optical signal that helps fireflies find their potential mates.   Cool eh?? I just like them because they are summer's little gift on a hot humid night.  

Want to know what I used to make this de-light-ful card??  Check the product list below. 

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If you would like to know how to make your own Colourful Cards, please see the tab above CLASSES AND EVENTS for the next Class and Club dates.  Or contact me at baashunt@gmail.com if you would like to stamp with friends by hosting your own Workshop right here in my craft room!  No cleaning up, no dishes or extra work for you....just invite your friends over, bring a snack and have some fun. Your friends get to "make and take" a card and you get all the hostess benefits and rewards.  

Cheers
Anne

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

August Thank You Cards

I love working on my customer Thank You cards....and always have a silly smile on my face when I am making them.  So thankful for their support and humbled that they choose me as their Stampin Up Demonstrator.  Some of my customers who order online or through Paper Pumpkin, I have never even met!!  They still get a card though and one day I hope they will attend one of my classes in person.  How cool would that be.   

I am meeting so many lovely people through this business and the art of card making. Thank you for taking time to read my blog too....comment below with what you are thankful for today.



I love using the Stampin Up Note cards and Envelopes....and literally just stamping on them.  No layers, no embellishments...just imagination. Perfect for mailing too.  Touch of Texture is also fast becoming one of my favourite stamp sets...great for backgrounds and is actually a TWO pack set!!  If you would like to know what I used to make them, see below.

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If you would like to know how to make your own Colourful Cards, please see the tab above CLASSES AND EVENTS for the next Class and Club dates.  Or contact me at baashunt@gmail.com if you would like to stamp with friends by hosting your own Workshop right here in my craft room!  No cleaning up, no dishes or extra work for you....just invite your friends over, bring a snack and have some fun. Your friends get to "make and take" a card and you get all the hostess benefits and rewards.  

Cheers
Anne

Friday, September 16, 2016

August Paper Pumpkin Fun

Last weekend, my friend Karen came over to craft with me. She is part of my little Stampin Up team and we usually get together once or twice a month to stamp, share new ideas, plan our next incentives and simply enjoy each other's company.  We worked on our August Paper Pumpkins.   



I love the way all the card stock and label pieces are pre-cut....all you need to do is stamp on them and assemble.  Isn't the little wooden flower cute??



You could use this little card holder for a gift card...or a little note.



This was fun....stamping on the cardstock at each corner to form a circle...such a sweet pattern.  Then the burlap ribbon and a strip of cardstock across the front, before popping up the circle of Thanks with dimensions and adding more wooden accessories.  Might give one of these to each of my kids for Thanksgiving.  

The best thing about Paper Pumpkin, is it arrives at your door in a little orange box, full of mystery.  We never know what it's going to be, until it arrives!!  Everything you need to spend an hour or two of crafting is inside...right down to the clue dots.  Its not always cards....it could be gift boxes, it could be candy bags...but it always includes a mini stamp pad and a co-ordinating stamp set.  Which you can use over and over again!!

If you have not tried Stampin Up's Paper Pumpkin yet....you might want to give this little orange box of fun a try.  


We even have a special on right now!! For the first time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their first month and get their second month FREE!!  Offer valid until October 10, 2016.   For more details, see the Paper Pumpkin tab above or contact me at baashunt@gmail.com .

Have a great weekend!
Cheers
Anne


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Jar of Love - Week #2


I almost forgot it was Wednesday....is that a good thing I wonder??   Is my week dragging on....or going too fast!  Yesterday was certainly a crazy hectic day with the release of new products at 60% off in the Clearance Rack.   My phone was humming with all the calls and text messages.  I hope you were able to pick up some great deals???


Talking of great deals, the stamp set I am showcasing this month...Jar of Love...is a fabulous deal.  37 photopolymer stamps which include three jam jars (or Mason jars as you call them in North America) with pretty little things to pop inside.   Check out my sample for this week.


If you would like to know what I used to make this, check out the product list below:

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If you would like to know how to make your own Colourful Cards, please see the tab above CLASSES AND EVENTS for the next Class and Club dates.  Or contact me at baashunt@gmail.com if you would like to stamp with friends by hosting your own Workshop right here in my craft room!  No cleaning up, no dishes or extra work for you....just invite your friends over, bring a snack and have some fun. Your friends get to "make and take" a card home and you get all the hostess benefits and rewards.  

Cheers
Anne

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Clearance Rack

Oh my goodness, I just had to jump on this morning to tell you about all the fabulous goodies that have been added to my Clearance Rack.


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So many great products at fabulous prices!!  If you order direct through my website, don't forget to use the Hostess Code in the top right hand corner to receive a thank you from me.    To help save on your shipping costs, I will be placing an order this weekend and/or next weekend, after the Colourful Cards Class and Colourful Cards Stampin Club nights.  

For more details about my Colourful Cards Class this Friday, click this link https://goo.gl/forms/JP5oNMcMfb9L9Kq93      You don't have to pay to register, just bring the cash on the night!!  $10 for two beautiful cards....here's a clue, they will be Christmas Cards!!

Cheers
Anne

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sleepy Head

This past weekend, I went to visit one of my son's high school friends, as he welcomed the birth of his first child.  I can't believe these kids are all grown up now and having children themselves.  Feels like last week they were all playing road hockey in the street, grabbing hot cookies off the cooling rack or yelling at each other in my basement over a video game.  Here is the little gift I made him and the card to go with it.




My gift was an Amigurumi crocheted stuffed toy called Sleepy Head which I made.  If you would like the pattern for this, comment below and I will send you the youtube link on how to make it.  If you are interested to know what I used to make the cute card....see product list below.  As always, click on a small picture to take you directly to my website to order.


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Colourful Cards Class is this Friday so if you are interested in learning how to make your own cards....simply follow the link in the CLASSES AND EVENTS tab above to register.  

Or if you fancy hosting your own Workshop - in my large craft room - to earn all the hostess credits and specials...contact me for available September and October dates.  October is filling up fast!!  

Have a great week.
Cheers
Anne