Graphic 45 Guilded Lily Mixed Media Journal Scrapbook Album

I recently attended the CHA Paper + Arts expo in Shaumberg Illinois just over a week ago as part of the Scrapbooks By Design team. It was a great experience and I got to see a LOT of sneak peaks from brands like Sizzix, Penny Black and Echo Park!

At the expo I had an opportunity to attend a workshop hosted by the Graphic 45 team to create a mixed media album using the Guilded Lily collection.  The workshop kit included everything I needed to make the gorgeous album, and it was surprisingly easy to make too! As my reader know, I tend to lean towards the ‘cuter’ side of things, with Lawn Fawn etc, so I didn’t think I was capable of making something so lovely.  The Graphic 45 design team created a beautiful project, which I created as a Scrapbooks By Design design team member.

Here is a peek at the album cover – if you would like to see the complete project and all pages, click here:  Guilded Lily Album Full Post

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Album Cover by Wendie Bee for Scrapbooks By Design

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Album Cover by Wendie Bee for Scrapbooks By Design

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Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities & Blended Bloom

Of all the alcohol markers that Stampin Up has, Cherry Cobbler is my favorite color.  It is such a rich yet vibrant color, almost regal like velvet 😉

I am hosting an Introduction to Alcohol Marker Coloring class this week, and here is the card the group will be making in the workshop.  Each class participant will get a FREE pack of the Cherry Cobbler marker trio as part of their class fee too!

Here is the card:

 

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Blended Bloom by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Blended Bloom by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator

 

Vancouver Area Card Making Workshop: Birthday Bash!

Phewf! It’s been a little while since I have been able to post an update for you all!  A lot has changed for me, and I am now back in British Columbia in New Westminster.  Now that my craft room is all unpacked I am finally able to hold card making workshops again.  (YAY!)

The first class I did was a huge success so I hope that some of you will be able to join me for my second workshop in New Westminster. The theme for this card making workshop is “Birthday Bash”. Birthdays happen all throughout the year – so be prepared for them! This workshop will feature 3 cards: one feminine, one masculine and one junior (child / tween) card.

All the materials you need will be provided to make each card, all you will need to bring with you is basic supplies like Tombow or snail, pop dots / dimensionals and fine pointed scissors along with any other tools you find useful when crafting! I provide the project kits, complete with all materials and pre-cut card stock; all you need to do is learn the fun techniques and assemble the projects!

 

Here is the masculine birthday card design we will be making in this workshop:

Stampin Up Traveler,  World Map & Postage Due Masculine Birthday Card by Wendie Bee

Stampin Up Traveler, World Map & Postage Due Masculine Birthday Card by Wendie Bee

 

Here is what I used to make this card – click the item to purchase the supplies in my online store:

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MISC:

 

 

 Interested in joining me for a workshop?
Click here for a listing of all my upcoming classes & to RSVP now

 

Sale-A-Bration Workshop: Quick & Easy Party Favors

Hiya Stampers!!

I have made some SUPER awesome projects lately – thankfully! There was a spell there where I wasn’t feeling very inspired  :S

With Sale-A-Bration going on, I thought I would make a specialized workshop with projects using only products that are available during Sale-A-Bration so I can give people a chance to ‘try before you buy’ – and get an opportunity to to see a variety of projects.

Here is the first project for the workshop:

Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration Lollipop Treat Holder Party Favor

Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration Lollipop Treat Holder Party Favor created by Montreal Quebec Stampin Up Demonstrator Wendie Bee

Here is what I used to make these awesome lolli pop treat holder /party favors:

Stamps:  Stampin Up Another Thank You (Photopolymer)
Card stock: Sale-A-Bration
Inks: Stampin Up Basic Black
Markers:  Basic Black (dash lines)
Misc: Flower punch from bitty punch pack, pearls, Sycamore Street Ribbon in Pool Party & Calypso coral

As always – your comments are welcome and appreciated!!

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Want to create this card yourself?  I can show you how!  Contact me anytime to RSVP FOR A WORKSHOP

Or – to order any of the supplies used for this project call me today to place your order 514-482-4653 or email at stamprightup@hotmail.com

I can ship anywhere in Canada, including Quebec for as low as 10% of your order (before tax)!

Now it’s even easier to shop with me!  I accept Credit cards, email money transfer and Paypal.

Montreal Card Workshop: Occasions Catalog Party

Hiya Stampers!!  Well, it’s still winter here in Montreal and the roads have been ridiculously icy – but thankfully not so bad that people couldn’t drive.  I held a workshop recently to celebrate the release of Stampin Up’s new Occasion catalog.

Here are two of the card projects we made at the workshop:

Backyard Basics Tulips & new Hardwood background stamp

Backyard Basics Tulips & new Hardwood background stamp

Card #1:  Country Chic

Stamps:  Backyard Basics
Card stock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Inks: Smoky Slate, Versa Mark
Markers:  Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride
Misc & embellishments: Black embossing powder, pearls, Linen thread, Backyard Basics framelits

Special thanks to Emily for the inspiration for this card!!
 
 
 
 
So Very Grateful stamp set colored with markers and blender pen

So Very Grateful stamp set colored with markers and blender pen

 

Card #2:  So Very Grateful

Stamps:  So Very Grateful
Card stock: Crumb cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky
Inks: Island Indigo, Gold
Markers:  Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral

**sneak peak** Sale A Bration 2014 items:  Dots embossing folder, Sweet Sorbet yarn in Crisp Cantaloupe

We also did a 3D project:  a post it note holder.  This will be coming soon as a tutorial – so stay tuned for that!!

If you are in the Montreal area and would like to attend one of my classes or events, please click through to register and RSVP for the next workshop or event!

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Contact me anytime to place your order – I can ship anywhere in Canada for as low as $9.95!  Now it’s even easier to shop with me!  I accept Credit cards, email money transfer and Paypal.

Call me today to place your order 514-482-4653 or email at stamprightup at hotmail dot com

Stampin Up Valentine’s card Montreal style

Well, it’s -19 in Montreal today.  Yep. MINUS NINETEEN!!  Which gives me the perfect reason to not go out, and stay in my craft room all day!!!

Now that the holidays are over I am able to host workshops again.  I have two this month that are going to be great:

  1. The Official release party for the new Occasions catalog: Saturday January 11th, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec (“NDG”) $20 per person

    Using all the latest items from the NEW Occasions catalog this workshop will feature 4 projects: 3 cards and one 3D project (like a post it note holder, or gift box, etc).  But that’s not all!! To celebrate the release of the new catalog, each attendee will receive a free copy of the new catalog and a FREE GOODIE BAG just for attending!

  2. Valentine’s Day card making workshop:  Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 in Montreal Quebec (“NDG”) $15 per person

    Featuring 3 different cards: two feminine and one masculine card, this workshop will feature many different techniques including wet embossing, die cutting and more!

Here is one of the cards that we will be making for the Valentine’s Day workshop:

Montreal Card Workshop: Valentines' Day project #1

Montreal Card Workshop: Valentines’ Day project #1

We will be using the limited edition “Follow My Heart” stamp set for this workshop – there is something romantic about the Eiffel Tower is there?!  *sigh*  And being in the French province of Canada, I thought this stamp set was very apropos this year.

Be sure to register for this card making workshop if you are in the Montreal area – the class fee is only $15. 

 

Until next time stampers!!

 

 

 

Stampin Up: Montreal Christmas & Holiday Project Workshop

Our first Holiday Workshop is November 6th. We will be making 2 Holiday Cards and a gift card holder.  Located in the heart of NDG in the Monkland Village, we are close to the 20 hwy and a short bus away from Villa Maria Metro station.

Only 4 seats left – register now to guarantee your spot!   http://www.meetup.com/Montreal-Stampers-Scrapbook-Card-Maker/events/146051202/

 

Montreal Rubber Stamping Card Making Workshop

Montreal  Stamping & Card Making Workshop

Stampin Up: Expressions & Circle Flip Card Thinlits Holiday Workshop

Every time a new Stampin Up catalog is released, I do a special workshop for my group to showcase some of the new items being released.

For each catalog release party, I always give a little gift as a thank you to my group as well.  Here is what I gave them for the Holiday Catalog 2013 release party:

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They got a Holiday Catalog, with a wish list stamped from the demonstrator business set, which I attached using the paper clips.  Recognize those paper clips?  That’s right! They are the same ones featured in the annual catalog!

For the thank you gift boxes, I included: one incentive stamp from the “best card ever” stamp set – available ONLY from a demonstrator, a package of Twitterpatted buttons, and two milk chocolate scissors which I made myself using Callebaut chocolate and molds I got from my local (and VERY awesome) confectionery genius Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

The take out  boxes I use for my jewelry making business Miss Kitty Creations.  I purchased them from Creative Packaging and I knew they would be a perfect fit for all the goodies I wanted to include.

We did three projects.  Here are two of the three.  This is the first one we made:

Stampin Up Expressions Love Thinlit card using simply pressed clay rose and buttons in Cherry Cobbler

Stampin Up Expressions Love Thinlit card using simply pressed clay rose and buttons in Cherry Cobbler

I cannot say enough about the Simply Pressed clay & molds!  Both the button and the rose were made using the Cherry Cobbler reinker and the clay.  While I LOVE the buttons in the current catalog, they can get quite costly if you need many at one time.  I bought the clay MONTHS ago when it was first released and I still have more than a third of the bag left.  I estimate that I have made at least 60 various pieces (if not more) with the molds, and they use next to NO ink from your reinker bottle.  Even the regals / dark colors which require more ink to get a perfect color match, you barely make a fraction of a dent out of the bottle.  They really are great!

Here is a tip that you MUST use when using these thinlits:  put wax paper between your card stock and the die each time you

cut with them.  You will have no problem getting the card stock die cut piece out, and it ensures you have a nice clean cut with no rough edges.

 

Here is the second card using the Stampin Up circle thinlit flip it die card that we made

Stampin Up Open Sea Circle Thinlit swing flip it card

Stampin Up Open Sea Circle Thinlit swing flip it card

 

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest and I knew I had to make one in a workshop!  It was a little more intricate that I expected, but when the group was done they knew why it was worth the work!

If you are located in Canada and would like to order this circle thinlit die, or anything else from Stampin Up I will include the tutorial on how to make this card for free with your order!

 

 

New catalog workshop sneak preview

Hi Stampers!

I thought I would post a quick sneak preview of some of the projects that we will be making in the upcoming workshop tomorrow.

 

Mosaic

First sneak peek:  Project #1 using the new Mosaic Madness stamp set & punch bundle, along with the new 2013 In Colors (which I LOVE)

 

 

Bright Blossoms_1

 

Project #2:  A ‘clean & simple’ easy 5 minute card – these designs are great to have in your head when you need a quick card last minute

 

The wait list is open for this class – so please join us on Meetup to RSVP for this event, and upcoming workshops!

Stampin Up Tea Bag Dispenser Gift Box (& new cataloge item sneak preview)

With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought this tea bag dispenser gift box would be a great Stampin Up project to demonstrate.  The measurements are quite fiddly, but the finished project is well worth it!  Thanks to Heidi at Running With Scissors for the instructions.  Being still relatively new to papercrafting myself, I typed up the instructions in an easy to follow PDF. Click to download tutorial here:  Stamp Right Up Tea Bag Dispenser Instructions

I was super excited to use a product from the NEW Stampin Up catalog, which is officially released May 31, 2013.  We are given a few products available for pre-order and I snatched up the opportunity.  Can you spot the new item?!…

It’s the flower blossom embellishment on top of the lid! I made it with the new Blossoms & Buttons simply pressed molds and pool party reinkers. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that we are now going to create embellishments in ANY color Stampin Up carries!! Now, all you have to do is order the reinkers and we can make our own buttons & flower embellishments!!  There are 3 different sizes for buttons and 3 sizes for the flower blossoms, my example show on the lid is the medium sized ~ they are about the size of a nickel – I used pool party reinker to color the clay.   The clay is EXTREMELY lightweight; it almost feels like styrofoam… It is a silicone compound.
So they really are perfect for cards or any paper project!  I personally tested each design to see how durable they are:  the buttons I can literally fold in half and they didn’t break or crack; the flower cracked a little when folded completely in half, but it only shows if bent – so these are very forgiving and durable and will most definitely make it through even the most unforgiving postman.

I cannot WAIT to show you more of these in the next few weeks!  Official orders for the new catalog begin May 31st – I will have electronic AND digital copies ready as soon as we are able to release them. If you would like to be included on either mailing list for official hardcopy, or digital copy of the catalog please comment below as well and I will make sure you are in the know!

Mother's Day Stampin Up Tea Bag Dispenser Gift Box

Mother’s Day Stampin Up Tea Bag Dispenser Gift Box

Until next time stampers!

** As always, comments are welcome and appreciated **