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This week's Sale at

Well Fall has officially arrived & the leaves are changing, personally my favourite time of year.  To add to our already great prices this week's sale is up and running at  Sale ends Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 at Midnight.  Pop over to take a peak, direct links below to all the sales. 
Copic Xpress It cardstock is in and ready to ship, along with the Colour Swatch Book, Mask It & the new Xpress It tape.  Check it out HERE
Earn a FREE stamp!!  We introduced the Stamp Club on Sept. 29th, check it out HERE
1.  Stampavie Stamps -10% off
2.  Copic Various Ink Refills - $6.60 each (20% off)
3.  Copic Sketch Markers - $4.95 each (10% off for another week!!)
4.  Cuttlebug Storage - 10% off
5.  Kaiser Craft Pearls - 20% off
7.  Bildmalarna Stamps - 10% off
8.  Your Next Stamp - 10% off
9.  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - 10% off
10.  Art Institute Glitter - 10% off
11.  Pink Cat Studio Stamps - 10% off
No backorders, valid on instock merchandise only.  Shipping is always FREE on orders over $100.00 before tax (within Canada only), all other destinations pay actual shipping cost.  Orders under $100.00 within Canada pay $10.00 shipping.  All orders ship Canada Post Expedited Service.

Witchypoo - Kraftin' Kimmie (SC299)

I'm on a roll...another Halloween card, this time using Witchypoo from Kraftin' Kimmie.  I think this image is goolish yet not too creepy.

Witchypoo Large 

Hat, Dress & Boots - N9,5,4,3,6

Hair - E18,15, YR21

Shading & Skulls - W5,4,2,1,0,8,7,6

Broom - E37,35,31,33

Skin - E000,21,00

Stockings - YR04,09,07

Misc. - Corduroy buttons, Bazzill Black & Carrot American Craft, Cosmo Patterned Paper, Rub Ons, Labels One from Spellbinders, Xpress It Cardstock, image stamped with Memento Black Ink

Witchypoo Close 
This is the inside which I though came out kinda cool, I used the air compress on the white just to tone it down and bit.

Witchypoo Inside 

Hope you like my card today.  If you are looking to get this stamp it is available on my website.  We also have a Stamp Club, buy 10 stamps get the 11th one free.

Thanks so much for visiting today & hope you have a wonderful day!



Introducing the STAMP CLUB AT

Do you love rubber stamps like we do?  At we specialize in many different stamp companies, with more being added all the time.  We always want you to get the most bang for your buck.  So how about a Stamp Club!!  It’s simple and easy to earn a stamp for FREE.  Here’s how it works.

Each time you purchase a stamp you will receive a coupon with your order.  When you have collected 10 coupons mail them to us with your choice of a FREE stamp.  We will mail you your stamp, at our expense.  Because there are different price lines with different companies the maximum redemption value will be $10.50.  Your stamp choice must be in our current inventory stock.  Now how easy is that!

Just a note:  We will keep a record of how your are doing with your Club Coupons and may from time to time send you an email to let you know you are close to a FREEBIE.  If you would like to join our email list please send a quick email to and we will add your name to our list.  By joining the email list you will also be kept up to date on all sales, classes, card postings etc.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask we are always here to help.  So start collection your coupons today!!!!

Digger - Your Next Stamp (SC299)

I adore this little fella named Digger the Mole by Your Next Stamp.  It is confirmed he is a mole & yep I had to ask, you would think I would have just read the stamp name eh..I'm so not good with the furry guys or reading it seems LOL!

I chose Digger for this week's Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge because I just thought he fit the layout perfectly.



Hat - Y23,26,28

Ground - E53,55,57,59

Mole - E33,35,37

Rocks & Shovel - N3,5,9

Compressor for the background - E41,42,43,99

Misc. - Cardstock & Patterned were misc., buttons, Digger is stamped on Xpress It cardstock with Memento Black ink, the wording are rub-ons from my stash

Digger close 
I haven't showed the inside of one of my cards in a few posts, I finish the inside of all my cards....this is Digger's:

Digger Inside 2 

Thanks so much for hopping by today & I love to hear your comments!



Haunted House with Trick or Treat Trio - Kraftin' Kimmie

The other day I said I haven't done much in the way of Fall or Halloween cards in the past.  Well that was then and this is now...I'm on a roll here.  I worked on this card over the weekend & I'm pleased with the outcome or at least I think I am.  My daughter says she must have it for her teacher for Halloween so I guess that's were this one will go.

I used Kraftin' Kimmie sets - Haunted House this stamp comes with the Happy Halloween sentiment too I also used Trick or Treat Trio

 Halloween Haunted_edited-1 
I have never used this many Copic colours to colour a card before but there is a first time for everything.


House - E41,42,43,49,47

Window's & Roof - V01,91,95,99

Moon - Y32,35,38 (I added a bit of W4,3 & 1)

Pumpkins - YR12,15, 18

Mummy Boy - BG93,96,99

Skin - E000,00,11

Mummy Boy Hair - C3,5,7,9

Mummy Boy Treat Bowl - E95,97,99

Girl's Hair - E31,25,50

Dracula Boy - BG93,96,99

Dracula Boy's Treat Bag - E95,97,99

Dracula Boy's Hair - E15,18,YR21

Mask - N7,5,3

Crown - V01,95,91,99

Spider Web - C2,4,7

Wrought Iron Fencing on the House - C2,4.7

Shading - W8,7,5,4,3,2,1,0

Misc. - Black Kaiser Craft Pearls, I stamped the Bat 3 more times flocked him in black and added Liquid Applique for his eyes, Misc. ribbon, Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper, Elegant Eggplant SU Cardstock with Bazzil Papaya

Halloween Close #2 

Haunted close 
I stamped these images on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Black Ink.  When working with the new Copic Xpress It cardstockit will take you a little while to become familiar with it.  You do not require a lot of pressure or ink when using this new cardstock.  I have no problems blending ink even if my image drys a little before I get back to it, however you will have to work a little harder at it.  I do not find that the darker colours pile on top,failing to sink in so I can blend them, so I really love that.  I find this cardstock to be somewhere in the middle of Prism Simply Smooth and Neenah.  If you use less ink you should very little bleeding far so good for me.  The true test for me with this cardstock was this card because I used so many colours and so much ink....I think it performed extremely well.  Now with all that said each person has their personal favourites but I can just say that this is certainly my choice.

I look forward to hearing what you think & thanks so much for visiting today!



Kite Flying Fhiona - Your Next Stamp (SC296)

I created this card especially for an RAK.  I picked this image from Your Next Stamp called Kit Flying Fhiona for the card because the sentiment inspired me just like the young girl whom I have never met.  I wanted to create the look and feel of my image floating on a cloud, not too sure if I did it or not. 

Kit Flying Fhiona 
Copic's:  Hair - E50, E31, E25; Skin - E00, E01, E11, R20; Pant Cuff, Shirt & Flowers - YR20, YR21, YR23, Kit - BG45, BG49; Pants - G82, G94, G99; Clouds - SU Bashful Blue

Misc.:  Square & Scalloped Nestabilities, Misc. ribbon, Kaiser Craft Rhinestones, Carstock Bazzill Celery & Marigold, Patterned Paper Basic Grey Gretchen & Sasha, Xpress It Cardstock, Memento Black Ink

 Kit Flying Fhiona Close

I encourage people to join RAK's if they might just make someones day special.

Hope you enjoy today's post & thanks so much for visiting!



Cornucopia Miles - Kraftin Kimmie (SC298)

TGIF everyone!  The week is finally over and it's time for the all important family and playtime.  Today I have Cornucopia Miles from Kraftin Kimmie.  I have made cards for several years now but never really made many if any Fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving cards.  I don't really know why but I can tell you the Fall theme is the first thing I run to do when I get time to scrapbook.  So I thought I would make this year just a little bit different and get in the groove with the Fall themed cards.  I know I said in yesterday's post that I would do something with summery colours but I pushed that till tomorrow. 

I loved this week's sketch on Splitcoaststampers and this is my take on that sketch....shhh I broke a couple of rules - like the placement of the ribbon & just maybe a couple other minor little things.  But the basic's are there.

Cornucopia Miles Edit 


Copic's - Mouse (E41, E42, E50, E43, E13), Cornucopia (E55, E57, E59), Banana & Apple (YG00, YG11) please take note that yes I have a green banana that's because it's actually a plantain that's a Caribbean banana, Apple (R17, R59), Shading (W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7), Nose (N3, N5, N7).

Cornucopia Miles Close 

Misc. - Cardstock Bazzill (Java & Marigold), Copic Xpress It Cardstock for stamping with Memento Black Ink, Patterned Paper (K & Co.), Nestabilities (Plain & Scalloped Ovals), 5/8" Grosgrain, Chocolate Pearls from Kaiser Craft, the little bronze letters have been in my stash for years just waiting for the right time to use them.

Hope you enjoyed your visit today!



Looking Chic - Stampavie

Well I missed my post last night because I'm a total reality show junkie...yes I am.  As most know it was the finale of one show and the start of another...all in one night.  I was there to the bitter end watching both but I'm back tonight with Lookin Chic by Stampavie.

Looking Chic 

I quite enjoyed colouring this image.  I tried to use a few fall colours on this card even though for tomorrow's card I ran like a chicken back to my summery colours.

Here's the list of ingredients:


Jacket & Dog Collar - E95, E97, E99

Hat, Scarf, Boots, Purse - G20, G21, G24

Dog - E34, E25, E44, E47

Shading - W0, W1, W2, W3

Hair - E31, E35, YR20

Skin - E00 & E11

Misc. - Patterned Paper Basic Grey Cappella Puccini & Peagentry, Cardstock Bazzill Walnut & Fawn, Nestabilities Labels 12, Square & Scallop Square, misc. ribbon & buttons, Snickerdoole Smooch Paint on the trim of the coat, dog leash & buttons.

Looking Chic Close 

Thanks so much for visiting & I look forward to your comments!!




Snuggle - The Greeting Farm

"Oh Mommy you are colouring the girl's with the big heads, I love those girls", these are the words of my 8 year old daughter when you sat beside me to watch me colour Snuggle.  I had quite the little chuckle at her comment, thinking to myself gee I never really looked at these images that way before.  I can tell you that she is right they do have big heads but they are just too cute not to work with.  This is the result of our colouring that night.



Hair - E31, E35 & YR20

Skin - E00, E11

Bunny - C0, C3, C1, R20

Dress, Ribbon Bow, Socks - E95, E97, E99

Shading - W0, W1, W3, W2

Misc. - Bazzill Cardstock Walnut & Papaya, Basic Grey Puccini, Nestabilities Labels 5, Lace Sepia Kaiser Craft flowers, Buttons, Cinnamon Stickles...I pulled out my little Elna sewing machine and did a bit of stitching around the boarder.  

Again the inside of this card is just as the outside, here is a close up.

Snuggle Close

Thanks so much for stopping by today!




Ellie Loves Gardening - Your Next Stamp

So yesterday I said that I would have another YNS stamped image for you today...well here she is it's Ellie Loves Gardening.  I just love that rockin' scarf she wears, it's so cool!

Ellie Loves Gardening


Grass & Leaves - G02, G07, G05, G28

Shoes, Scarf, Shirt, Flowers - Y32, Y35, Y38, R35, R39

Pants - V12, V15, V17

Bird & Water - B02, B04, B00

Sky - Sponged with Bashful blue ink...check out yesterday's post for a link to Suzanne Dean's awesome tutorial on clouds & sky...thought about doing one for you...but why would I mess with something that is already perfect...that's mean's you really have to check out Suzanne's video, it's wonderful!

Watering Can & Rake - C2, C4, C5

Hair - E31, E35, YR20 (I really need to pick another colour combo for hair..but I LOVE THIS ONE)

Misc:  Patterened Paper Rusted Sun "Pool Party", Cardstock Bazzill Marachino & Chiffon.  I stamped & coloured on the new Xpress It Cardstock, Memento Black Ink, Ribbon, Nestabilities Labels One, Pearls by Kaiser Craft which I air compressed with R39, Stickles "Crystal", Judikins Diamond Glaze 

Again the inside of this card is exactly the same as the outside but I have left it blank for a message but this is a close up of Ellie.

Ellie Loves Gardening Close

Hmmm...not too sure what I will post tomorrow...I have a couple more cards ready...but I think I will just leave it a surprise for now!

Thanks so much to everyone who sends me emails or leaves me comments I just love to hear your thoughts!