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June 2008

Last Chance to Order

Happy Monday!! The weather here in Southwestern is cool and wet. I can't remember a day when it hasn't rain. It sure feels more like fall and then summer.

Today is your last chance to order from the Occasions Mini....no more Summer Picnic D.S.P or Afternoon Tea, Tart and Tangy stamp set and the list goes on. Also today is your last chance to order the Escape Bundle or the Fresh Cut promotion and to take advantage of my Incolour special.

I will be placing my last order tonight at 9pm. If there is still items on your wish list that you would like to purchase now is the time before the are gone for good!! Call me or email me today!!

Here is a quick card that I made using some of the products in the Occasions Mini.

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Recipe:All Supplies SU!! ~~ Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and Wild Wasbi card stock, Blender Pens, Soft Sky, Wild Wasbi and Groovy Guava ink, Styled Silver Hardware, Just Celebrate stamp set, Afternoon Tea D.S,P and Groovy Guava ribbbon.

Have a great night!!

Anne


Home Decor Elements

I thought I would give you another post for today. I really wanted to show you this yesterday but as I said in my earlier post, Typepad was down for most of the afternoon and evening.

My shipment of Home Decor Elements arrived on Friday. They are gorgeous and so easy to use. I love how big they are and they that go on easy as a pie.

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Sorry for the picture being dark, this is actually in my hallway. Here is a shot before Decor Elements.

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Here is my wall after the Family saying is up. This is the Medium size in Chocolate Chip.

There are 100 Decor Elements in the first phrase. They come in Chocolate Chip, Kraft and White. What a great way to personalize your surroundings with a variety of exclusive images designed to create a customize unique space.

I now have the Home Decor Brochures. If you would like a brochure, please email me at ca.granger@symptaico.ca and I can send one out to you. You can start ordering this Product LIne on July 1st. If you would like to order from this Brochure, email or call me as I will be placing orders thru out the month of July.

Have a wonderful day!!

Anne


PIctures from Party

I'm really sorry that I didn't post anything yesterday. I tried a few times to post and every time that I went on Typepad was down. I finding these days that it's down alot and it's very frustrating. They are working on upgrades to the website.

I want to show you a few pictures from Emily's party of Friday. They had a blast at the Water-park.

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This is half of the water-park. The girls spent most of the day on these slides.

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Here is a picture of my beautiful daughter Emily and me.

Hope you are having a great day!!

Anne


Happy 10th Birthday Emily

Happy Friday!! It's a long weekend here in Canada. We will be celebrating Canada Day on July 1st. Some people will have either the Monday or the Tuesday off. I hope that you have a fun weekend and a safe one too.

I can't believe that today is my oldest daughter Emily's birthday. She is 10 today. I don't even know where the time went. It was like yesterday that I was looking at my beautiful baby girl and now she is entering her pre-teen years. Yikes, I'm not sure if I'm ready for this yet. But with every stage in life we learn to enjoy those little moments. I'm looking forward to the next stage in her life.

Emily is a huge soccer fan, she loves to play the sport and is having fun on her U10 competitive team. I made this card with that in mind.

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Recipe: All Supplies SU! ~~ All in the Family, Family Accessories, Family Phrases stamp sets, Chocolate Chip and Purely Pomegranate card stock, Pencil Crayons, and Blender Pens.

Here is a picture of my birthday girl!!

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She was so excited that she got a DS game system!! This afternoon, she is having fun hanging by the waterslides and splashing in the water park.  

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Anne


Got Sketch 101 card

It has been a busy 1st day of summer holiday for us. We had fun hanging out with our friends and this evening we had soccer.

This is a card that I made with this week's sketch. I love the style of the card and we be using this template again.

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I dusted off the cobwebs(okay only joking) off my pastel chalks. This was the first time that I have used my chalks in awhile. Using a Sponge Dauber and orange chalk, I sponged the flower. Then I add a Old Olive Fusion Flower and a Rhinestone Brad in the middle.

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Recipe: Spring Break D.S,P, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky card stock, Spiral Punch, Round Tab Punch, Flower from Pretty kit, Fusion Flowers, Rhinestone Brad,Famly Phrase stamp set  and Pastel Chalks.

Have a great night,

Anne


Deck picture to show you

Happy Summer!! Today is the last day of school for my girls and I. I'm looking foward to not making  lunches, spending time with my girls, enjoying summer afternoon on my deck and hanging out with our friends.

It's been a busy day. I wanted to show you a picture of our deck. It's almost done, it won't be long now. My husband Corrie just has the top deck boards to put on, the railing and then make the steps. He is hoping that it will be done by the end of this weekend. Then we had to find a patio set!!

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Hope you are having a great day!!

Anne


Teacher's Thank You card

Happy Monday!! My girls and I only have 2 days left of school!! Yahoo!! I can't wait to just spend some time with them.

Both girls' have amazing teachers's this year. I always like to thank them with a gift. I feel that special teacher's make the world of difference with learning. Both of these teachers had created a fun learning environment where both of my girls have blossom. It's amazing to see the difference from September to June.

I had fun created this card for them. The inspiration came from a card that I received in a kit from Corinne aka Roxy.

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Recipe: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock, Summer Picnic D.S.P, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punch, Short and Sweet stamp set, Real Red and Old Olive markers, and Tart & Tangy stamp set.

Don't forget you have a few more days to order from the Occasion Mini. I sure will miss the Summer Picnic and Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper.

You also have a few more days to take advantage of my In-colour special. Buy an In-colour product and receive 50%. 

If you are long distance and would like to take advantage of my special, I will ship the order to your doorstep. This offer is only good in Canada.

I will place my last order for the month on Sunday June 29 at 8pm.

If you would like to take advantage of these orders, please email me at ca.granger@sympatico.ca

Have a super duper day!!

Anne


Tutorial on Popsicle Card

Since this Popsicle card is way to cute, I thought I would do a Tutorial on it. Once again I have to thank Patty B for her inspiration on this adorable card. It would make a great birthday invitation, a kid's birthday card or invite to a summer party!!

Gather your Supplies:

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You will need a Paper Trimmer, Card Stock (I'm using Chocolate Chip/Whisper White), Slot Punch, Tart and Tangy Stamp set, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Markers, Popsicle stick. Also I used but not pictured was glue, Family Phrases, and Corner Rounder Punch.

Step 1:

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Cut your card stock to 5" by 5". Score at 2 1/2" and fold.

Step 2:

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Using the Corner Rounder Punch, round the 2 bottom corners and the top left corner(the corner on the fold). You should have 3 corner round and 1 square.

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Here is a picture with the 3 corner rounded.

Step 3:

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To look like you have taken a bite from your Popsicle, we are going to use the Scallop Punch. Unfortunately you can't punch both paper together, so using the Scallop Punch, punch the first top layer. Then do the same with the bottom layer, I just lined them up and then punch out the bottom.  You can make the bite(scallop punch) as big or as little as you want.

Step 4:

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Sorry for the picture being dark, I think it was the reflection off the paper trimmer. Take your Whisper White card stock, cut a piece 2 1/2" by 3 3/4". You are going to round the 3 same corners as above and punch out a bite. Tip: Line the White up with your card stock. Trace the scallop, and then punch out using your trace as a guide. See picture below.

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Now you should have 2 pieces that look like this.

Step 5:

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To hold your Popsicle stick in place, you need to create slots. You do this using your slot punch. For the first punch, push your slot punch as far as it will go up the card stock and punch. The next slot hole, just move your punch down a bit but not close to the bottom either. You don't want your holes close together or it will ripe the paper when you added the Popsicle stick.

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Here is how it looks after.

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Slide your Popsicle card thru the slots.

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Now glue on your Whisper White card stock piece.

Step 6:

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Now, if you want to add a fruit onto the front of your card, you are going to use the Tart and Tangy set. I coloured in a strawberry using Old Olive, Real Red and Chocolate Chip markers. Don't forget to huff on your stamp before you stamp on your Whisper White card stock. I colour the bottom half red and then colour half of the red with Chocolate Chip to give it the look of a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry.

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Here is a picture of my strawberry.

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Punch out your fruit using a 1 1/4" circle punch.

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Punch out an accent colour for your card stock using a 1 3/8" circle punch.

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Glue your fruit onto your accent circle.

Step 7:

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Add your fruit to the front of your card. I stamped Happy Birthday from Family Phrases with Chocolate Chip ink onto the front of the card. I gave you a side view, as my card was popping up when I was trying to take a picture.

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Both of my girls thought it look funny with the fruit on the front of the card. Here is a picture without the fruit and I stamped the saying inside the card. They both said that this looked like a real Popsicle.

I hope you enjoyed your tutorial on this adorable card. You could make an assortment of colours for Popsicles like Lime, Cherry, Orange, Grape and the list goes on.

So grab your supplies and have fun making your own Popsicles.

Have a wonderful day!!

Anne

 

 


Stamper's 6 #2

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are enjoying your day...having fun doing what you want to do. Maybe it's scrapbooking, hanging by a pool or sitting on your deck enjoying a cool glass of Lemonade!!

After you see these projects that the girls had fun making last night, you might just want to do that!

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Doesn't this fun card just make you want a tall cold glass of lemonade!! This card was inspired by Corinne(aka Roxy), and Jenn Dierck. You can check out Corinne's blog here www.stampingwithroxy.typepad.com. Jenn's blog you can check out here www.igotstamps.com.

You make this card using Whisper White and Yo-Yo yellow card stock. I used regular vellum and was told that Card stock Vellum is a lot easier to use. We stamped the flowers and the swirl of flowers from the Fresh Cut stamp set in versamark onto the Vellum and then sprinkled White embossing powder on it. Then using the heat gun, we emboss the images. The lemon was created using the Tart and Tangy set, and stamped in Yo-Yo yellow ink. The straw is piece of stripe paper.

Recipe: Whisper White and Yo-Yo Yellow card stock, Vellum paper, Fresh Cut Stamp Set, Tart and Tangy, Versamark pad, White Embossing Powder, Heating Tool, Striped paper, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 Circle Punch.

Now, while you are sipping your cold glass of lemonade, why not have a yummy lime Popsicle to go with it. The next card was inspired by Patty B. You can check her blog here www.pattystamps.typepad.com.

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I will show you a tutorial on how to make this cute card tomorrow.

Recipe: Gable Green and Whisper White card stock, Popsicle stick, Tart and Tangy Stamp set, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punch.

I just love this template sketch for this card. This time I used Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip. I love these colours!!

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Recipe: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White card stock, Coluzzle to create the circle, 5/8 Grosgrain Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Pick a Petal Punch, Brads, 1 3/8 circle punch, Oval Punch, 1" circle punch, EE Buttons, Short and Sweet stamp set, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie ink.

The last card that we made was the same card that I shown my other Stamper's 6 group. They learned how to watercolour using the Aqua Painters.

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Recipe: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasbi and Whisper White card stock, Watercolour paper, Aqua Painters, Ticket Corner Punch, Wild Wasbi Double Stitch Ribbon, Fresh Cut Stamp set, Wild Wasbi and Purely Pomegranate ink.

Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Anne


Birthday Invitation

My oldest daughter Emily will be 10 next Friday. I can't believe that she is turning 10, it just seems like yesterday that she was a baby. Each stage of childhood has it's precious moments and I'm looking forward to the next stage of her life.

She asked if we could take 3 friends and her to East Park( a water-park/splash park/golf/mini golf/go-karts). She wants to do the Waterslide and Splash Park.

I decided to use this cute template created by Heather S for her birthday invitations.

You create a pocket to hold all the information for the party. I stamped You' re invited and the details stamp  from the Hugs and Wishes stamp set onto Whisper White using Bashful Blue ink.  I used the Coluzzle to cut out the Kraft and Real Red circle. I stamped the flip flops with Real Red classic ink onto Whisper White and punched it out using the 1 3/8 circle punch. Using Bashful Blue ink I stamped Sun Fun across the top flap and bubbles on the bottom of the card.

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Recipe: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Kraft and Whisper White card stock, Bashful Blue and Real Red classic ink, Life's a Breeze stamp set, Hugs and Wishes stamp set, Coluzzle, and silver brads.

Have a great day.

Anne