Saying Goodbye

I actually purchased the Carousel Birthday Stampset off the retired list. I didn’t want anything to do with it out of the catalogue. I didn’t like it at all, but as you know, I have seen tons and tons of cards posted using this set since, and some of them are simply adorable.


I love the colors in this afghan that I saw on pinterest one day. I immediately pinned it to my “stampin up inspiration” board. I see the world in Stampin Up colors, so in this blanket I saw, bermuda bay, whisper white, and early espresso, but when I was thinking about the blanket and not looking at it, I thought it was smokey slate so that’s what I threw in my bag today to bring to work.

I knew I had to put those colors on a card, so this is what I came up with. It’s a very simple card using only stamps. I did fussy cut the horse out of a sticky note and mask it to get the Ferris wheel in the background.  I”m pleased with it, and I love the colors even more on this card.



Delicate Details

I just can’t let go of the sale-a-bration stamp sets. I feel like I didn’t get to play with them enough. Especially this one because I got it so late in the game.  Anyway I digress. I am part of a monthly card club with my up-line and as part of it for the winter we get some “crop” time after we make our main project. My friend Linda and I made the background of this card together, which we case’d from Ellen Woodbridge, you can see her blog here.

I have to say that I have a new favourite stampin tool, and that is the sponge brayers. They are so handy for the emboss resist technique. For this card I stamped the background in whisper white craft ink using the delicate details stamp set, then I put white embossing powder on it and heat set it.


Then I stamped the flowers from petite petals, which is also retiring, in sahara sand and sponged the middle lightly with blushing bride, I punched those out and placed three on my card front and adhered that to a piece of sahara sand card base.


Then I added a little bitty banner sentiment with a pool party background, but I really didn’t like it, it was too small, or something I’m not sure, but I do know it wasn’t right. So then I took that off and cut out an oval from whisper white card stock with my stitched framelits and then put the flowers around the outside, stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Rose wonder stamp set and…. ta da!!!!!!

That was the change it needed.


I also stamped the envelopes with three little flowers in sahara sand and sponged the centre with blushing bride for a nice finishing touch as well.

Not shown.. the inside sentiment is from balloon adventures, it says no one deserves a happier birthday then you.

I actually mailed one of these cards to my Great Aunt today. I hope she likes it as much as I do.

I almost forgot to add a photo of my ever present crafting buddy. Pippy the cat. IMG_6398

Ghosting with Swirly Birds

I cased this card from a fellow demonstrator. Sue Vine, you can see her original card here.

It was a LOT of work.. but as you can see it was totally worth all the work that was put in.


It started with stamping everything with craft whisper white ink ( item# 101731 $10.75) on Crumb cake cardstock. (item#120953 $10.00) I cut it at 5.25″x4″ because I knew I was going to put it on a card base. The craft ink does not dry quickly like Stampin’ Up’s regular classic ink so all these stamped items had to be set aside to dry.

After the white ink dried I stamped again over the white ink and off a tiny bit to create the white shadow. I used sweet sugarplum (item# 141395 $8.50), perfect plum (item#126963 $8.50), elegant eggplant (item#126969 $8.50), garden green (item#126973 $8.50)and wild wasabi (item# 126959 $8.50) ink.


If it’s not a kid then it’s this cat, but I always have some company in the craft room.

I popped a few of the little flowers on dimensionals (item# 104430 $5.35) and adhered the rest with mini glue dots (item# 103683 $7.00) I also added the bee and the tiny dragonfly from Detailed dragonfly thinlit dies (item# 142749 $41.00) cut out of basic black cardstock ( item#121045 $10.00) The flowers are from Swirly birds stampset (item# 141749 $31.00) with coordinating framelits Swirly scribbles thinlit dies (item# 141497 $35.00)  The card base is Elegant eggplant cut at 5.5″ and scored at 4.25″ (item# 105126 $10.00)

This card is really beautiful and I love the added bees and dragonflies, it was a really fun card to make, but I don’t think I’d do it again too soon, or make as many. That was a lot of running of the Big Shot (item# 143263 $136.00)

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items please contact me and I would be more then happy to place an order for you.  Also if you are interested in hosting a party, or attending a class please see my facebook page at

Light Up Light House on Spring Break

Over Spring break, I wanted to take the opportunity to do some fun things with my boys. It just so happens that they love being in my craft room with me, so I took the opportunity to make a special card with them.

IMG_6264This is the original card that I had made with my friend cased from Michelle Carter. The youtube tutorial here:

It was a great afternoon. The kids loved making their light up cards so much, and I enjoyed the quality time with them. These little men are creative and loving and so much fun to be around.


Beautiful You Meets Sparkly Dress

Hello Everyone.

I’m quite new to the blogging world so please bear with me. I have decided to try this, I was really encouraged by my sister to start a blog to share all of my card creations with you.

My name is Anita and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator in Edmonton Alberta. I am a Mom of two little boys who are 8 and 4 and they are my partners in crime when it comes to crafting. I have a full time job as an office Manager. I am a sister, I am a daughter, I am a love, and I am loved.

Now that I have properly introduced myself I would like to share this card with  you. I love glimmer paper and I love this stamp set. The technique I used is called piecing I think, but I had to be a little creative because I was using glimmer paper which you can’t really stamp on.


What I did was, I stamped the beautiful you lady on a piece of whisper white card stock first, then I stamped her again on a window sheet. ( I actually used the piece of plastic that comes covering the photo polymer stamps) Then I flipped over the glimmer paper and transferred the image onto the back of the glimmer paper so that when I cut the dress out the glimmer dress would be in the right direction as in the picture below.


I cut the dress out and glued it onto the image with tombow multipurpose adhesive.  It was a fun card to make and I love how it turned out. IMG_6234