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February 2013

Tea for Two designer series Paper

Hi there!

Today I played along with the Mojo Monday card for this week.

Here's a look at the sketch...



I chose to make a 5x5 inch square card. These Soda Pop top embellishments are a lot of fun to play with! They come in two different sizes (1 inch and 1/2 inch) and you get 8 of each size for $4.95.  Another thing I love about these embellishments is that they are "soft" enough to flatten with your big shot. The one you see here on my card was flattened. I may just have to do a quick video to show you how easy it is to flatten these. :)

Here's a list of supplies I used to make this card:

  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Early Espresso cardstock
  • Tea for two designer series paper
  • Perfect pennants Big Shot die
  • 1 3/4 inch circle punch
  • 1 inch circle punch
  • Soda pop top
  • Bitty Butterfly punch
  • Papillon Potpourri Stamp set
  • Bloomin Marvelous Sale-A-Bration stamp set
  •  Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral

I hope your having a great day and I'll be back tomorrow!!






Shoebox swap projects!!


Today, I would like to share with you the wonderful projects that the ladies and I competed at our downline meeting yesterday. This meeting was a little different than our traditional meeting as we met for "Soup and Stamps" and we had a shoebox swap.

What's a shoebox swap? Well, everyone designs a card or project that can be completed in 10 minutes or less and they cut all the pieces for everyone to sit with their shoebox and complete the card. It was a lot of fun!!

Take a look at the fun project...

Wendy's photo/card holder clip project...


Candace's baby card...

Abby's birthday card....


Linda's birthday card...

Annette's thank you card...

Mimi's thank you card...

and my Thank you card...


It was a fun way to get together and share ideas, stamp together and we each got to make our own copy of all these cards to take home and use in our workshops.

Something really special happens when a group of ladies get together to stamp and I love it!

Thanks for checking in today and I hope your having a great one!!






Chalkboard Technique Scrapbook pages!!


Thanks for checking back!

I hope you had a great Sunday! I spent the afternoon with some awesome ladies from my Ink-cited- Canadians team. We got together for a shoebox swap and a lunch of soup,sandwiches and chocolate cake for dessert.

I will share all the projects we did in my blogpost tomorrow!

Here are the ladies hard at work....


Thanks for the great afternoon, ladies!!!

Now for today's stamping share project, I have the scrapbook layout that I did with my clubs this month. It features the popular chalkboard technique.

Take a look...


 If you like this layout, I am excited to offer this as a kit! If you are interested in this kit, please e-mail me and I will prepare this two page spread for you for $15.00 plus shipping. My address is rosecoleman@shaw.ca and I can give you all the details.

Thanks and I'll be back tomorrow!








You Rule!!!

Hi there!

Happy Saturday to you!

I had a blast last night with my scrapbooking club! I will post the pages tomorrow and I'm excited to announce a kit option for those of you who can't make it to the class. Stay tuned!! Of course, if you join a monthly scrapbooking club these pages are free with your club order. :)

Today, I'd like to share these cards that I made using the new stamp set called You Rule. I love this little crown and I'm sure I'll get lots of use out of this set! I was inspired by Monica Weaver for this fun design. I only needed one girl and one boy card for  this weekend but hey,  if your cutting a piece of cardstock in half you might as well make two cards, right? Then you've got cards ready when you need them!


Here's a close up of the girl card....


And the boy card...



Here's a look at all the stamps you get in this fun little set. Wood mount...$21.95 Clear Mount ....$16.95



Hope your having a relaxing weekend! "See" you tomorrow!!







Patterned Occasions


Yep, another card with Patterned Occasions. I promise tomorrow's project will not use this stamp set ! LOL :)


This card was so quick and easy! I inked up the cupcake with Tangerine Tango, Daffodil delight. Real Red, and Island Indigo markers. I used the small Tag punch to punch out the image. The larger background tag is a pattern for the Sycamore Street dsp, as well as the strip along the side. I love this designer series paper!

The greeting was also inked with Island Indigo marker and punched out with the small oval punch. Both these images are on the same stamp but when you use markers to ink them up you can "separate" them.

I hope your having a great day and thanks for coming back to visit!






Pattern Occasions... "Jeans"

Hi there!

I guess it's safe to say that Patterned Occasions must be my favorite Sale-A-Bration Set! I seem to be using it all the time :)


I was inspired by Wendy Bell's card  here where she shows how to use the Simply Scored diagonal plate to make "jean" cardstock.

I just scored a piece of Pool Party cardstock and then I rubbed Island Indigo ink over top of the "grooves" to make it look like jean material. I then used the small tag punch to punch the pockets and I used my white gel pen to draw the stitch lines. I thought these jeans could use a belt so I just cut small strips of soft suede cardstock to make a brown belt.

I hope you like my card and you'll come to back to visit my blog soon.

Have a great day!!!






Pop-Up Posies designer Kit

Hi there!

 Happy Sunday to you!

I hope your having a  great weekend! It's family day long weekend here in Alberta and we are enjoying some relaxing family time. Amanda has a cold, so we decided to stay close to home, which means some crafty time for us. :) more on hat later...

Ok... onto some fun stamping stuff... have you seen the new Pop-Up Posie Designer kit on page 18 of the mini catalogue? It's so much fun! You get a ton of stuff and a woodmount "Just for you" stamp too!

Take a look at everything you get for just $15.95...

Everything for bright, flowery tagsā€”just add attitude.
* 9 embossed paper tags (ea. 2-3/4" x 3-1/2").
* 9 fabric covered brads: 6 Very Vanilla (3/8"); 3 Summer Starfruit (5/8").
* Precut paper flower pieces layer into 9 flowers; 6 layers of one style in 2 colors and 3 layers of one style in 1 color
* 9 pieces of thick Vanilla Baker's Twine (ea. 8")
* Just for You wood-mount stamp (1 stamp: exclusive to this kit)
* Adhesive and ink not included

Here's a card I made using the contents of the kit and a half sheet of soft suede cardstock. I just cut one of the tags in half to make a flower pot. There are 9 tags in the kit... that would make 18 flower pots!  :)


 To make the leaves, I just snipped two of the petals from the pool party flowers in the kit and attached then alongside the baker's twine.

I hope you like this quick, fun card!

Have a great day!






Warm Wishes on Valentine's day!!!!


 Happy Valentine's day!!

Want to heat things up for Valentine's day? How about a heart shaped rice bag? My apologies, I'm feeling a little "cheeky" today!!


I made this rice bag using the More Amore fabric from the mini catalogue. I cut two pieces of the red pattern with the petal cone die and the big shot. I sewed them togethr with the right sides facing each other and then flipped them inside out. Filled it with rice... any grain such as barley or wheat berries would do...just not minute rice.

I tied a small strip of fabric around the heart and used a small safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets to attach a flower (cut from the flower trim) and a love tag. This can easily be slid off before putting the rice bag in the microwave. Heat up for 1-2 minutes and you have instant heat... AWWW!!! Coming from a person who is always frozen.. I love it!!!

Here's a closer look....


I hope you are having a happy Valentine's day and you are surrounded by love.








Patterned occasions treat container


Ok..  this wll be my last post uisng the Petal Card Double punch!.... well at least I promise to take a little break. :)

Remember the Valentine's treat conatiner I made in this post ?

Well, I was looking at the container and thinking.. hmmm. I could totally add another circle punch to the other side and make an opening at the top to put the treats in.

This is what I came up with....


I didn't put glue on one of the tabs so that it makes a little "door".   Like this...


So, I filled it with some throat lozenges and hopefully this would make the recipient feel a little better. :)


There are so many things you could use this container for... how about those packages of bubble gum on a roll? Or you could even save your plastic strips from the glue dot rolls and attach bandaids to it and it could be a little bandaid dispenser. :) Possiblities are endless. :)

I hope you like my project and I'll be back tomorrow!







Oh Whale Valentine's packages....

Hi there!

Today I'd like to share with you a couple of Valentine's treats I've put together. In each cello bag, is the Hershey treat container I described in a previous post here.

For the first one, I've attached a topper made with one of the hearts from the sheet of die cut hearts from the More Amore dsp. This dsp is awesome! You get two die cut sheets of these hearts, one in pink and one in red. There are 16 hearts on each sheet for a total of 32 hearts!!

I've just stamped the Happy Valentine's day stamp in Real Red ink and punched it out with the Full heart punch. Easy!!


For the next one, I've just cut two of the larger shapes from the Apothecary Accents framelits, and then another one using the Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp. This one, I cut in half to make a pocket to hold a gift card behind the whale. I attached them to the cello bag with two glimmer brads.

The whale and the greeting are from the stamp set called Oh,Whale. I just love this cute little set!!


Valentine's is so much fun!!

Hope your having a great day!!