Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Oh So Succulent Class and more...

It's hard to believe that it's almost the end of March.  Where has the time gone?  It's been a crazy winter here in the Lower Mainland of BC - lots of snow and cold.  We're just not used to that.  I think that we're back to normal now with rain and maybe spring is on the way.

I was at a crafting retreat on the weekend and decided I needed something to brighten up my house.  I've been seeing all of the amazing succulent creations on Pinterest and had watched a video on how to make a live succulent garden.  It was that video that inspired this project.



This project was really easy.  The work is in the cutting out using the Succulent Framelits Dies (Item 142757).  You need 9 pieces for each of the large succulents - 2 of each of the large pieces and 1 each of the small flowers. For the small flowers, I cut 1 of each size per flower.

Once you have them cut, you can sponge with different colours. I didn't sponge the small flowers.

  • Sweet SugarPlum succulents - I used Sweet SugarPlum, Crumb Cake and White Craft inks
  • Mint Macaron - I used Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and White Craft inks
  • Old Olive - I used Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Crumb Cake - I used Crumb Cake ink
The base is a wooden artists pallet I bought at the dollar store and painted with acrylic paints and filled with basket filling.  You could use sphagnum moss as well.

It was so much fun to put this together!

Interested in attending my class for this project?  I'm holding a class where you can make this project on April 23rd at 1pm.  Cost is $30 and includes all of the materials you'll need.  You need to pre-register by April 16th so that I can have your kit cut.  Register by visiting my FaceBook page or by visiting my Blog and clicking on Classes and Events.

Product List

Sale-a-Bration

Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st.  Your chance to earn free product for every $60 you spend will be over!  It's not too late to get your orders in before March 31st.  You can email me or go to my Online Store.  Don't miss out!

Card Ideas

Here are the cards that we made at my last Make and Take Tuesday event. 

Features Party Animal Designer Series Paper and the Ballon Adventures stamp set and framelits

Features watercolouring using an Aqua Painter and an Ink Pad and uses the In This World stamp set

Cased from a card made by my friend Liane Binder - uses Urban Underground DSP and Window Shopping stamp set

My next class is April 18th.  If you're interested in attending, please RSVP on my FaceBook page or my Website or by emailing me.

Happy Stamping!
Melva
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Sale-a-Bration is almost over

Wow, the time has gone so fast!  Have you been waiting to put an order in?  You don't want to delay, Sale-a-Bration ends on March 31st and already some of the amazing free products have sold out.  Unfortunately the Card Tin and the Glimmer paper are gone, but Stampin' Up! has added some new items as Sale-a-Bration rewards.  Check them out!  For every $60 you spend, you choose 1 free item!

Interested in placing an order? You can order on my Online Store or you can email me with your order.  You don't want to miss out.  What's better than free items with your purchase!

Happy stamping!
Melva

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

My husband and I don't typically make a fuss over Valentine's Day but I have to say that when I saw the Sealed with Love Bundle (Item 144705), I couldn't resist.  I know that this bundle will be used for Valentine's Day, but I love the idea of the little envelopes with notes tucked inside for any occasion.

Here's the card that I gave to my husband today!  Isn't the red and white pretty!

For this card I embossed vellum cardstock using the Falling Petals embossing folder.

Click here to get a free PDF Tutorial for this card.

Don't forget, it's Sale-a-Bration.  For every $60 you spend, you can choose 1 free item from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  So many beautiful items to choose from - you'll want to choose more than one!

If you haven't received your SU! Occasions Catalogue or Sale-a-Bration Catalogue, email me and I'll make sure you get one.

Happy Stamping!
Melva
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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Fundraiser in support of Honour House - New Westminster


I'm so excited that I'm part of a group of demonstrators that will be hosting a fundraiser in support of Honour House in New Westminster. We would love to have you join us for some stamping fun and sharing. Stampers are such generous people and I know when I tell you about this worthwhile cause you'll want to help!

So....what is Honour House? I'm glad you asked.

Honour House Society is a refuge, a home away from home for Canadian Forces personnel, emergency services personnel (RCMP, police, firefighters, EMT) and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.
These brave individuals, along with their families, sacrifice so much on a daily basis to protect our freedom and our everyday way of life. Honour House allows us the opportunity to show them that we care and how much we appreciate all that they do.
Honour house receives no direct funding and raises all of its operating costs through donations and fundraising. The house has one full time and one part time member of staff. Almost all of the work needed to keep Honour House running is carried out by our dedicated board of directors and our hard working team of volunteers.
So are you ready to help?
Please join us for a day of stamping and fun while we raise money for this worthwhile cause. Our goal is $2,000 which will provide 75 days at the House. We can do this together! 

You will make six amazing stamping projects during our time together. We will also have amazing prize and raffle draws and a 50/50 draw too! It will have the similar format to the event we run each year for Ronald McDonald House (last year we raised $4,000 with your help!).

I hope you'll join us and help us raise funds to support the brave women and men who serve our communities.

You will be invoiced seperately for the ticket price after you have registered - you can pay by credit card, PayPal or e-transfer. Information will be sent once you've registered.  The Early Bird Price (until March 3) is $45; after March 4 the full price is $55. Please put the amount of the donation in the "notes" section of that ticket.

My fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators and I are donating our time, resources and product so that all of the registration fee can go to Honour House for direct service.
Ticket Prices - Early Bird (until March 3) - $45
Full Price - (March 4 - April 15) - $55

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Catalogues start today!

It's time for the Occasions Catalogue today! You can order products from the catalogue AND earn a Free Sale-a-bration item for every $60 you purchase.  

2017 Occasions Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

Valid: January 4, 2017 – May 31, 2017

View the Catalogue HERE.
If you're in Canada and would like to get a free copy of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, email me.

2017 Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

Valid: January 4, 2017 – March 31, 2017

View the Catalogue HERE.

Happy reading, you're going to love both catalogues!
Melva
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