Craftin' Caro: October 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

 

Happy Halloween!

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Oh boy, am I ever looking forward to an evening of trick or treating with the monsters, and then enjoying some wine & mussels with my fabulous hubby, as we celebrate yet another year of wedded bliss (or something close to that!)

Here's my final contribution to the Halloween series from this past week, and it was made for me by none other than my BFF Christyne. I love it!


And yes, this card made me smile big time :)

Happy Halloween-ing, everyone... stay safe and enjoy the loot your young'uns bring back!

Happy stamping,


Friday, October 30, 2009

 

Halloween Countdown - 1 more day!

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Happy Friday, everyone.

For today's Halloween entry, I actually tried my hand at Gretchen Barron's "Weekend Sketch Challenge 108". Since my studio is busy with stampers & their holiday cards, I figured I could do up a digital card using MDS, so here it is:




Don't forget that the SNAIL SALE is still going on, but that's only until the end of the month, so grab your refills now while they're on sale... only $25 for 5 refills!


Happy stamping,






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Thursday, October 29, 2009

 

Halloween Countdown - 2 more days!

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Sure, you could just drop a piece of candy into a trick-or-treat bag. But for your favorite trick-or-treaters--or those who have outgrown bags--you can make personal treat boxes! All you need is a bit of card stock and ribbon, a fun tag, and a handful of candy to delight your holiday callers.



STAMPS:
Eat, Drink & Be Scary

PAPERS:
Neutrals 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Rich Regals and Earth Elements 12X12 Textured Card Stock

INKS:
Elegant Eggplant
Markers: Neutrals, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Night Of Navy, Pumpkin Pie

OTHER:
Basic Black 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Small Tag Punch
Tag Punch
Spiral Punch
1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch



Don't forget that the SNAIL SALE is still going on, but that's only until the end of the month, so grab your refills now while they're on sale... only $25 for 5 refills!


Happy stamping,



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

 

"Christmas Jingle" cards -- 18 of them!

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Woooweee... loads of fun and easy cards using the "Christmas Jingle" Scrappin' Kit!

We'll be making cards & tags a-plenty on Friday for our class.

Are YOU coming?

"Canadians, INK!" gals, the instructions for this class have been posted to the Team Blog here:
http://team.canadiansink.ca/2009/10/christmas-jingle-simply-scrappin-card.html

Keep in mind the studio is CLOSED on Saturday for Halloween, what with it being my Halloversary and all (yes, we got married on October 31, and proud of it!)


Happy stamping,

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Halloween Countdown - 3 more days!

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Sneak a few spooky greetings into your Halloween. This creepily cute Halloween card will be sure to thrill your friends and family, as the embossed haunted house adds a totally touchable feel.



STAMPS:
House Of Haunts

PAPER:
Neutrals 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Crushed Curry
Old Olive
Rich Razzleberry

INKS:
Basic Black
Versamark Pad

OTHER:
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
Button Latte



Happy stamping,






416-694-4074 (Toronto)
1-866-694-4074 (Canada)
http://www.craftincaro.ca/


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

 

Halloween Countdown - 4 more days!

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Do you know someone who needs a refresher on what trick or treating is all about? Of course not! But don't let that stop you from sending this fun Halloween card... it's easy to create a multicoloured image from one stamp by using markers.


STAMPS:
Tasty Sweet

PAPER:
Earth and Neutrals 12X12 Textured Card Stock

INKS:
Basic Black
Pumpkin Pie
Elegant Eggplant Craft
Night Of Navy Craft
Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Write Marker
Garden Green Stampin' Write Marker
Night Of Navy Stampin' Write Marker
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker

OTHER:
Night Of Navy 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Stampin' Dimensionals
Scallop Edge Punch



I know I shared this video earlier in the month with my e-newsletter recipients, but here it is for the rest of you!




Happy stamping,


 

More Medallion class cards + marble tile!

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Hello out there in Bloggie-Land! Here are 3 more projects we are making for the Medallions card class on Wednesday... don`t forget to go back and check yesterday`s post if you missed seeing the first card.

A marble tile coaster, complete with little felt feet underneath...



Bling galore!
We even glitterized the brads and changed the colour of the ribbon to suit our project.



Last but not least, I love the Chalkboard technique... so stunning to see images come to life on the black background.



"Canadians, INK!" gals, the instructions for this class have been posted to the Team Blog for you to enjoy.


Happy stamping,


Monday, October 26, 2009

 

NEW "Deals of the Week" + Medallion card

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Welcome to another great "Deals of the Week" promotion from Stampin Up!... and this time it's for the PARTY KITS!

PRINCESS PARTY KIT: SPECIAL - $13.99 (reg. $21.95)

You can make your princess's fantasies come true with our Princess Party kit. Your little princess and seven of her ladies-in-waiting can celebrate a splendid happily-ever-after complete with invitations, decorations, and dazzling crowns to create and wear.



PIRATE KIT: SPECIAL - $13.99 (reg. $21.95)

Hoist the Jolly Roger and get ready to have a swashbuckling good time! Gather your little buccaneer and his or her mateys for a pirate party of the finest sort, complete with invitations, decorations, and eye patches to create and wear.




Let me also share one of the cards we`re making on Wednesday for the Medallion Card class -- I was hugely inspired by Tara Bazata`s fabulous share at Founders Circle this past September and couldn`t wait to make it with my peeps!



This card uses the Brushed Gold cardstock for some really pretty shine and a nice sturdy base to the card.

Happy stamping,






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Halloween Countdown - 5 more days!

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No bones about it--Halloween is a great time to remind your friends that you're thinking of them. The cheery embossed skeleton and bright colors on this card will set the mood.


STAMPS:

Scary Skeleton

PAPER:
Basic Black
Pumpkin Pie
Rich Regals, Earth Elements and Neutrals 12X12 Textured Card Stock

INKS:
Basic Black
Whisper White Craft

OTHER:
Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Vintage Brads
Spooky Treats Rub-Ons
Stampin' Dimensionals
1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch
1 Inch Circle Punch
3/16 Inch Corner Rounder Punch




Happy stamping,






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Sunday, October 25, 2009

 

Wednesday's class: Medallion stamp!

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I've been so excited about this upcoming class on Wednesday, because it uses one of my newest favourite stamps: the Medallion background!

I was thrilled when Stampin' Up! released this set DIGITALLY as well, so that I can create cards and scrapbook layouts using the Medallion image, like in this card to the left.

At only $2.95, I think it's a great addition to your digital toys and I was so excited when it recently became available.

There are so many fabulous things you can do with this set, and you'll definitely want to see the creations we'll be making on Wednesday - including a pretty spectacular holiday card using chunky glitter, a Poppin' Pastels technique on a black background, and even an embossed ornament (hint: we'll be using the Big Shot and scallop die for that project). FUN FUN FUN!


As an added bonus to my class attendees, they`re also getting their own copy of my upcoming November freebie, which is the Medallion One-Sheet Wonder tutorial (see picture).

Don`t worry... the rest of you will get your chance to get earn it in November -- they`re just the Early Birds!

If you would like to attend, please RSVP your preference for the 1pm or 7pm class. Details can be found HERE along with the rest of my class & events schedule.



Happy stamping,






416-694-4074 (Toronto)
1-866-694-4074 (Canada)
www.craftincaro.ca


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Halloween Countdown - 6 more days!

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A Halloween greeting from our patch to yours! Our adorable and friendly patterned jack-o'-lanterns are thrilled to be a part of your fun festivities this season.

STAMPS:
Pumpkin Patch

PAPER:
Elegant Eggplant
Whisper White
Earth Elements 12X12 Textured Card Stock

INKS:
Basic Black
Old Olive
Pumpkin Pie

OTHER:
Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Button Latte
Stampin' Dimensionals
Scallop Edge Punch



Happy stamping,


Saturday, October 24, 2009

 

Halloween Countdown -- 7 more days!

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Frankenstein nailed it: friends are good. Let yours know you're thinking of them with this cute greeting card. Small enough to tuck into a wallet or book, it will remind them of your friendship whenever they see it!

STAMPS:
Batty For You
Smarty Pants

PAPER:

Crushed Curry
Old Olive
Whisper White

INKS:

Basic Black
Old Olive

OTHER:

Spooky Treats Rub-Ons
Basic Black 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon
Scallop Edge Punch
1-3/8 Inch Circle Punch



Happy stamping,

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Friday, October 23, 2009

 

Working on holiday gifts? How about a "Happy Kwanzaa" candle!

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Here's a Kwanzaa candle for you to make, using the mini library clips currently on sale as part of the "Deals of the Week" promotion.
STAMPS:
Happy Kwanzaa

PAPER:
Certainly Celery
Ruby Red
Whisper White

INKS:
Chocolate Chip
Ruby Red Classic

OTHER:
Bashful Blue 1 Inch Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Mini Library Clips
Stampin' Dimensionals
Scallop Edge Punch




Happy stamping,






416-694-4074 (Toronto)
1-866-694-4074 (Canada)
www.craftincaro.ca


Thursday, October 22, 2009

 

Stamping 101 classes and Week 4!

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If you are brand new to rubber stamping, why not sign up for my FREE "Stamping 101 classes" this weekend? There are 3 times to choose from, and you can come and learn some of the basics as you stamp your first projects!

Please RSVP with your date/time preference if you would like to attend!


Did you receive your Week 4 of my "12 Weeks of Christmas" email campaign? If not, sign up right away!

This week's card used the Wandering Words set from the Holiday Mini Catalogue, and was yet another example of using a Mini Library Clip from the current Deals of the Week sale.

I love this set and will be featuring it in November both at my Stampers Club get-togethers as well as at my next Holiday 10 card class on the 28th. If you want a chance to play with it, be sure to sign up to join us!


Happy stamping,






416-694-4074 (Toronto)
1-866-694-4074 (Canada)
www.craftincaro.ca

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

 

"Autumn Splendor" card using mini library clips

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Since I announced yesterday the latest DEALS OF THE WEEK from Stampin' Up! which included the little mini library clips, here's a seasonal card sample for you that uses them.



STAMPS:

Autumn Splendor
Grateful Greetings

PAPER:
Chocolate Chip
Very Vanilla
Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper

INKS:
Bermuda Bay
Chocolate Chip
Close To Cocoa
Dusty Durango

ACCESSORIES:
Linen Thread
Mini Library Clips
Stampin' Dimensionals
Color Spritzer Tool
3/16 Inch Corner Rounder Punch



Please note that our "Canadians, INK!" Stamp & Share that was originally scheduled to be held today has been cancelled, due to my ongoing bout with the flu. Sorry to have to miss you!


Happy stamping,



Tuesday, October 20, 2009

 

Deals of the Week -- 4 fun embellishment packs on sale!

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This week's DEALS OF THE WEEK from Stampin' Up! include 4 different fun sets of embellishments for your cards & paper crafting projects.










Happy stamping,


Sunday, October 18, 2009

 

Another "While I'm away at the Creativ Festival this weekend" post...

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...and it's another Halloween item! Today's post is a "Best Witches" card, using the Halloween Hoot set.



STAMPS

  • Halloween Hoot

    PAPERS:
  • Neutrals 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • Crushed Curry
  • Old Olive
  • Rich Razzleberry

    INKS:
  • Basic Black
  • Crushed Curry
  • Rich Razzleberry

    ACCESSORIES:
  • Basic Black 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Circle Designer Brads
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Sponge Daubers



  • Don't forget to stop by booth #121 at the show to say hi!

    Happy stamping,






    416-694-4074 (Toronto)
    1-866-694-4074 (Canada)
    www.craftincaro.ca


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