. Stampin' Shilo: February 2011

Address Change

Please note that I now live in Hanover. Phone number is 519-506-5589.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Product Shares

I really love these products and thought that I would offer some product shares so that you can get more product for less!  These are available to anyone in Canada.  Email me to save your spot!

Ribbon Share
In Colour Poly-Stitched Ribbon
For $15.25, you will get 3 yards of each of the new In Colours for a total of 15 yards. 5 spots available.

                                                      Button Share
You will receive 72 buttons - 3 of each colour in three different sizes.  All this for $13.75.  4 spots available.

Brad Share
You will receive 120 brads - approximately 5 of each colours.  You can hall all these brads for $11.25.  4 spots available.
Email or call me to place your order.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Here is a card that I made last year in November or December.  It was one of the cards made at my stamp club but I never showed it.
This card is so cute and makes me smile!  He is made using the Top Note die for the Big Shot (which is a FABULOUS tool!!!).  The Whisper White cardstock was scored in half and then put through the Big Shot.  When you use the Top Note die, you can put more than one sheet through at a time so we lined it up just a bit below the cutting line so that the two pieces stayed attached.  We then used the Top Note to cut a piece of Basic Black for the hat.  The face is made using punches.
If you are interested in learning new techniques, then why not consider joining my stamp club.  Email me for more info.
Remember that Sale-a-Bration is on and for every $60 order you place before shipping and taxes, you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Spring" Card

I found a template to make this really cool card and decided to do it for a baby card for a friend.
 This is the front of the card.  It uses Pacific Point, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Celebrations dsp as an accent.  The stamp set if called Bundle of Love.  I used Stampin' Write markers to colour the image.
Here is a view of the side of the card.  It is called a spring card because when you pull it out of the envelope, it will spring up.  Cool eh???
Enjoy your long weekend.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Faux Silk Card

This was the other card we made at my February Stamp Club.  I took the idea right out of the Stampin' Success magazine which Stampin' Up! demonstrators get monthly.  There are tons of ideas and techniques featured in the magazine.  I changed the colours slightly.
The cardstock colours are Marina Mist, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White.  We used Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers to colour the image from the stamp set Just Believe.  We stamped it on the Whisper White cardstock and then covered it with the anywhere glue stick.  We crunched up a piece of tissue paper and then unfolded it and put it on top of the stamped image leaving some of the crinkles in it.  We used the eyelet border punch on the Old Olive cardstock at the side.  You can click on the picture to see a bigger image.
I hope your weekend is going well!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Simple Thank You

Here is a really simple but elegant thank you card that I made for a couple of friends last week.

The cardstock colour is Early Espresso and Whisper White.  The stamp sets I used are Aviary for the cage and owl and Freshcut Notes for the greetings.  I added Pear Pizzazz striped grosgrain ribbon with a little ruffle and added an itty bitty flower button.

Yesterday I posted about my upcoming Spring Stamp Camp.  I forgot to put the date and time on it so that is now added: March 26 from 10am-4pm.  I really hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Here is another card we made last week at our February club.  I LOVE this stamp set from Sale-a-Bration and this is one of my favourite cards that I have made.
The stamp set is called Bliss.  The cardstock colours are Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White.  The images are stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and the word is coloured in with the Baja Breeze maker.  We used the colour spritzer on the Baja Breeze cardstock to add some 'splatter'.  There is a pearl in the middle of the image.  The Crumb Cake cardstock was put through the Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  This card is kind of a different style because you open the part with bliss and then open the right  hand side.  I would love to hear what you think!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

In January when I placed a demonstrator order, I was surprised to receive a free sheet of the Love Impressions rub-ons.  I made 2 cards for my "boys" to share with them today and thought that you might like to see also.
 This first one if for Gavin and is a 3"x3" size.  I used Real Red, Basic Gray, and Whisper White cardstock.  The images are all from the rub-ons. 
This next one if for Scott and is 4 1/4"x 4 1/4".  Not a normal size but it works!  The cardstock colours are Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, and Whisper white.  The images are from the rub-ons once again.

I hope that you all have a very nice Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lots of Blue

This is one of the cards that we made at our February club.  We never want to have to make these cards but I really like how tihs one turned out using lots of blue.
We used the tulips frame embossing folder with the Big Shot to make the grame.  The cardstock colours are Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.  The stamp set is called Thanks for Caring and is in the Occasions Mini.  It is a very nice sympathy set and also has a butterfly and flower image that could be used for other occasions.  We also sponged ink on the edges and punched out the greeting with the large scallop circle. 
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Sale-a-Bration is happening so be sure to place your order to get free product!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

MDS Catalogue...WOW!

So yesterday Stampin' Up! released a My Digital Studio pdf catalogue.  It is 76 pages of all the downloads available for MDS and it lists the order number as well as the price.  I have MDS and  have played around with it a little bit but just looking at this makes me want to play some more!
If you are interested, click here to view the catalogue.

I am once again co-hosting a stamp camp which will take place on Saturday March 26.  Yesterday we got together and photographed our projects so stay tuned for details.  You will want to sign up asap because there is limited space.

I will be back tomorrow to show you pictures of our club projects that we are making tonight.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sale-A-Bration: Bliss Project

Here is another video by Stampin' Up! featuring the Sale-a-Bration set Bliss.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


So, I am supposed to be finishing the projects for my club on Thursday night and our upcoming Spring Stamp Camp but I got sidetracked.  I started out making the flower for a stamp camp project but then wanted to change the colours and kept looking at this flower.  It makes me want spring so badly because the colours are so vibrant and bright.  I decided I couldn't leave this beautiful flower sitting on my table so I had to make it into a card.  Here is what I came up with.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake and I used the tulip frame embossing folder on it.  The flower is made from the Fun Flowers die found in the Occasions mini and the cardstock colours are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise.  The button is a Chocolate Chip button from the Big Designer Buttons Sweet Stitches also found in the Occasions mini.  I had some trouble adding the greeting and no, the card is not on its side.  I decided that the greeting could go opposite of the direction of the card.  What do you think?  Leave me a comment on here and then others can check out what you think.

Now, I guess I should get back to what I should be doing and hopefully my co-host, Alycia for the stamp camp, will forgive me for getting side-tracked!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sale-A-Bration: Sweet Summer Project

Here is a video my Stampin' Up! featuring the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Sweet summer.  Remember for every $60 order you place , you can choose a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Punch Bunch

At my downline meeting Friday night, we made 3 3"x3" notecards using the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Punch Bunch.  We also used the level 1 hostess paper pack as the accent.  These are cute little cards and would make a nice gift for someone.

The colours used are Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, and Tempting Turquoise.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Great Night

Last night I hosted my Dare to Stamp team meeting.  There were 8 of us total and we had fun, at least I hope the other 7 had fun!!!  I shared some business info with everyone first, showed a video of highlights from last years convention with the hopes that some will join me this year and then we stamped and snacked!
These are the litle treats I gave everyone.  I used Stampin' Up!'s smallest cello bag and then filled them with red treats.  I cut a Real Red top note from the Big Shot and scored it in half.  I punched out the leaf from the Bird punch and the Owl from the Owl punch.  I added googly eyes and punched a small heart from the awesome glimmer paper. 
I will share our other projects later but in the meantime, here are stampers at work!!

If you want in on the fun, why not join my team and now is especially great because during Sale-a-Bration, you will receive 15% off the starter kit as well as a $60 product bonus!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Build a Blossom

I made this card for my Mom's birthday this week.  It uses the Build a Blossom stamp set and punch from the Occasions mini.  It is so cool to use and makes really nice cards.
I also used the framed tulips embossing folder for the Big Shot (awesome!!) and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the greeting.  The cardstock colours are Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White.  If you are interested in any of these products, you can place an order online or email me.  Remember that Sale-a-Bration is on so for every $60 order before shipping and taxes you place, you can chose a free product from the brochure.
I am really excited to be having my Dare to Stamp team meeting tonight.  I am sure we will have lots of fun!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sew Suite

Last week my downline member Alycia had her open house.  I attended and got to make this card.
This card uses the stamp set Button, Button.  The dsp and button is from the Sew Suite collection in the Occasions mini.  I love the colours used: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Tangerine Tango.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Flower Brooch

This is a really cute make 'n take that we did at Leadership.  The vintage style is not really my thing but I must say that this creation is really nice and it will probably find a way onto my spring jacket (hopefully which will be soon) or on a bag.
We created this using the Springtime Vintage fabric and the Fun Flowers die for the Big Shot out of the Occasions mini.  There are lots of details that make this flower so exquisite.  We used a trinket key, Vanilla and Baja Breeze Seam binding, a bevelled window pane, and chantilly lace.  If you look closely, there is a paper daisy in there as well as scallop circles cut from the First Edition dsp in the Occasions mini.  The butterfly image behind the bevelled window pane is from the set Clearly for You.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Take a Spin

I made this cute 3x3 card last week for my sister's birthday.  It uses the new set Take a Spin in the Occasions mini.
The cardstock colours are Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White.  I used the dsp from the level 1 hostess set that you can choose from the main catalogue.  The ribbon is Daffodil Delight 1/8" taffeta.  I used various markers to colour the stamp.  I added a spinner in the middle which can also be found in the Occasions mini.
Remember that the biggest sale of the year is on.  For every $60 order before shipping and taxes, you can choose a Sale-a-Bration item for FREE!

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