Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sale-A-Bration: Bliss Project

Hope you enjoy this wonderful video from Stampin Up! Quick check out my Stampin UP! website and place your order before SALEABRATION ends March 30!!!

Friday, March 4, 2011

My Sons Invitations





We are celebrating a religious event this year for my son, and these are the invitations that I have made for the event. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this colour combination! In case you don't know, blue is MY favorite colour so I get to use it for everything I do for my son! The girls on the other hand are a different matter!

You remove the belly band and inside are all the details for the event! Using my handy dandy Cricut machine I cut out all the crosses and pop dotted them on the card. The pictures do not do it justice!

Now I have to start on the Thank you cards, and little thank you gifts that I like to hand out! Those will be at a later date, once I figure out what I'm doing!

Take care,

PS - don't forget about my cardmaking class! It's starting to fill up, so contact me if you are interested in attending! See below a couple posts for all the info!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Only One Month left to Saleabrate!!

Simply Elegant Card Making Class!!!







I'm holding another card making class, here are the details:

You will learn to make 4 different cards and a cute little folder to hold them in. There are 2 birthday cards and 2 Thank you cards. We will be using the BIG SHOT and learning how to emboss cards, along with a quick and easy method of making simple cards. We will be working with stamps from Stampin Up!'s SALEABRATION catalog PUNCH BUNCH that you can earn for free with a $60 order! Cool, free stuff! All supplies will be provided by me.

Date WED March 30, 2011

Time 12:30 to 2:30pm

Cost of the class is $15 - or free with a $50 Stampin Up! order placed that day.


Please RSVP before Tues March 22 in order to save a place for you and ensure I have enough supplies on hand for everyone!

Hope to see you then!

Take care,

Monday, February 28, 2011

New Line in My Etsy Shop






These are some new items that I have been working on for my Etsy shop. As you can see from the previous items I am right into kraft paper right now. Well actually I've been into it for quite a while, but going crazy with it now! I love working with it because every colour goes well with kraft, and I like the idea of the recycling the paper.

Anywhooooo, I've designed some co-ordinating invitations, thank you tags, and even a card for babies. Using my cricut to cut out the onesie (at any size I like!! Love my cricut!) I've pop dotted them for added depth and texture. The pictures really don't do it justice but hey, I'm not a photographer I'm a paper crafter ;)

I'm also working on some party invitations for kids too, with a cupcake theme. I'll post them later, once I actually have them finished!

Take care,

and don't forget SALEABRATION is still going on over at my Stampin Up! website. Pop on over and take a peek, once the sale is over you won't see it again till next year!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I Love You Card, by my 8 Year Old!





So my daughter sees me crafting and cardmaking all the time, and so she decided to get in on the action too! She designed her own card, stamped it, cut out all the pieces and then went and took photos of it, like she sees me do. She worked so hard on it and I was so impressed I decided to list her card in my Etsy shop! She's thrilled!! Now I can only hope someone buys it, she would be over the moon! Cross your fingers for her!! I'll keep you posted on how it goes!

Take care,

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hoot Hoot, My Little Owls




Hi everyone, for those living in Ontario, hope you enjoyed your Family day yesterday! So nice to have a day off in February!

Today I'm just sharing some quick little mini Thank you cards that I made with the cute little owl stamp from the Stampin Up! set PUNCH BUNCH I got Free with my purchase during SALEABRATION.

Thanks for popping by, hope you enjoy my little owls! Aren't they just the cutest thing!

Take care,

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up!



I talk about the BIG SHOT all the time, now you can see it in use! This is a great video from Stampin Up! showing you some of the capabilities of the Big Shot.

And don't forget now, during SALEABRATION, if you order the Big Shot, you get to choose TWO FREE items from the SALEABRATION catalog!!! How cool is that!

Take care,

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Question For You......What do You do with Your Scraps?

Good morning all,

I've been thinking about this for the past few days, and wanted to ask, what does everyone do with their scraps/leftover papers from other projects?

I have 2 small drawers FULL of scrap paper and right beside my paper cutter is a whole stack of leftovers and scraps. I keep everything because I think I'm wasting money/paper if I just throw it out, but I think it's actually been distracting me lately. I try and use the same colours as the scraps, then don't have enough paper for the project I want to do, then can't seem to change colour schemes because I can't think beyond what's on the scrap table!

I do sometimes gather my scraps and give them to my daughter to use, but then I'll see her doing something with a paper I like and think, what is she doing with that! LOL!

So I'm wondering, what do you guys do with your scraps??

I'm looking forward to your responses!

Take care,

Friday, February 18, 2011

New in My Etsy Shop





Hello everyone, if you live in Toronto, I hope you are enjoying the wonderful weather we are having today! Awesome plus 10 here!!

Just popping in quickly to share a new card with you that I added to my Etsy shop yesterday. I kind of love the shabby chic type of look, but I'm not very good at it, so I sort of add elements of it to some of my cards. For this card, I took the scalloped squares and scrunched them all up then unfolded them and glued to the card. It's hard to tell in the picture, but it gives it sort of a warn kind of look that I really love. So there you go, another quick tip, if you want to make something look worn or rustic, just scrunch it up! Great stress reliever too! The sentiment is one of the SALEBRATION items I recieved FREE with a $60 order!! How fab is that!

Click on the link at the top right of my blog to take you to my Stampin Up! website, hit the Promotions button and find out all about SALEABRATION going on now. It's Stampin Up! biggest promotion of the year!

Hope you like the card!

Take care,

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Explore Your Creativity with Stampin' Up!

Shelli just inspires me all the time, so I hope she inspires you too!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

There's Something Fabulous About You!

Good morning!!

So I saw another fabulous sketch over at Cardabilities, and decided to play along again this week! So much fun! If I was more tech knowledgable I would be able to provide you with a link to their blog, but I'm not so I'll just type it in here and you can paste to your browser!

Here's my card for this week, it's going to be a birthday card for my SIL!! Hey I'm actually early with a card this month! Yeah me!!




Used the Top Note die cut from Stampin Up! and the new cupcake punch, so fun and stinking cute!! I'm also thrilled because I learned a new technique this week! See the gathered ribbon across the bottom? I finally learned how to do it! Not too bad for a first attempt. I've seen this technique on hundrends of cards and was always so jealous! I thought there was sewing or something like involved, turns out all you have to do is apply a strip of sticky tack, or whatever you use, and stick, gather and twist the ribbon where you want it, SO EASY! You'll be seeing more of this now that I learned how easy that was!! Thanks again Becky Roberts for sharing your tips with us!!

Please feel free to leave any comments or questions!!!

Also, coming soon - a new class I'm going to be holding shortly! If you love rubber stamping and paper crafting, come join me in a fun and easy new class! Details and photos to be added shortly!

Take care,

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Few More Valentine Treats!!





Here's a couple more treats I made for the kiddies for Valentine's day. It's another Stampin Up! Big shot (You really need one of these!) die, the Mini Milk Carton. Cut out 4 of them, decorated them simply because they are so stinking cute, they don't need much embellishing, and filled with jelly beans (pink, white and red of course!) Also used the Modern label punch from Stampin Up! and the Scalloped edge punch for decorating.

Huge sale going on over at Stampin Up! so go on over to my website (top right corner of my blog for the link) and check it out! Who doesn't like free stuff!!?? For every $60 purchase you make, you get a FREE ITEM from the SALEABRATION catalog, how cool is that!! You can even order directly online through my website.

I used a bit of a cheaper patterned paper, and you can see the white core of the paper coming through where I had to fold. Note to self, remember not to buy the cheaper stuff anymore!!

Take care,

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Treat Boxes






Here's a cute little box I cut out with my BIg SHOT (you HAVE to get one of these!!) and the BOX #2 die cut from Stampin Up! This box is just so stinking cute, and has endless possibilities! Anyhow, die cut 4 of them, decorated them, and am filling them with chocolates or jelly beans for the kids and the hubby! So easy, and SO FUN!!!

Remember, Stampin Up! has a HUGE sale going on right now SALEABRATION and for every $60 you order, you get to choose an item for FREE from the Saleabration catalog! Who doesn't like FREE stuff! Hop on over to my Stampin Up! website (link at the top right of my blog) and check it out, you can even order directly online, or give me a shout if you have any questions!

Have a great one!

Take care,

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Treat for the Teacher





Here's a quick little project I did for my daughter's teacher for Valentine's day. It's a cute little folder and inside I made 4 little Thank You note cards (because you know teacher's can always use those!) and in the other pocket, I decorated a bag of microwave popcorn!

The folder was super easy, and only uses one piece of 8.50 x 11 cardstock!

Black and red patterned paper is Stampin Up! dsp LOVE LETTERS (which I love!) and I used the same paper on the thank you cards.

Any questions, give me a shout, or leave a comment and I'll respond. Thanks for being so patient while I was out with the cold!

I'm off to finish up some little cuties for my kids for Valentine's day. Just picked up all my goodies at Bulk Barn, now to wrap it all. Will post pics in a couple of days, since they never visit my blog! LOL!!

Take care,

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Can Anyone Help Me........?

So I have quite a few favorite blogs that I visit daily, the only problem is that most of them are from the US. They make the cutest little things, but tend to use items that I can't find here in Canada! So I'm asking for your help!! Does anyone know if we can buy the little HERSEY'S NUGGETS here in Canada??? And if so, WHERE!!!

Please drop me a comment or email me if you know where I can find these little gems!

Thanks!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I have a COLD!!

Hello everyone,

I've been MIA for the past few days as I came down with a yucky cold. I don't do colds very well! They last forever with me, and make me pretty miserable to be around! Although I have been making things the last few days, I haven't taken any pics :(

I'm going to work on a couple of things, and get them posted to share with you.

Thanks for hanging in while I get a little better, and less miserable! LOL!!

Also, just a quick reminder, if you haven't had a chance, pop on over to my Stampin Up! website and check out the SALEABRATION sale going on now! Look under Promotions, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Take care,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine Treat





Hi there, how's everyone's Valentine shopping going? I try to give a little something to lots of people on Valentine's day, so I start early! Nothing big, just little something sweet and usually a little handmade gift.

This is going to be for the secretary at our school. She's such a wonderful lady, and she just loves all the kids at the school. It's made from 2 cups (I purchased a pkg of them at walmart!) that I decorated with patterned paper, then made this cute little holder for them. I decorated the holder with hearts, stamps, a scallop border and some ribbon. I got the idea for this from Becky Roberts blog at christmas time, and have used it several times already. It's really quite fun to do! I'm gonna fill the cups with little sweets, chocolates etc.

Hope she likes it!

P.S. If you search Becky's blog, she is an amazingly talented lady, and you can find awesome ideas on her site, and she gives lots of instructions too!

If you haven't had a chance yet, don't forget to hop on over to my STAMPIN UP! site (link on the top right of my blog) we have a fabulous sale going on right now you don't want to miss!!!

Take care,

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Actually Doing a Card Challenge!



I saw this card design on someone else's blog and FELL IN LOVE with it! So I decided to check it out and give it a try. The design was so wonderful I decided to make a birthday card using the colours red, white, blue and brown. I love this colour combination together!!

They post wonderful card designs, give you some examples from their design team, then challenge you to make a card using their design.....fun!!!

If you'd like to challenge yourself, check out their designs at www.cardabilities.blogspot.com

Take care,

Harvest Moon - Cards, invitations, albums, scrapbook pages, paper crafts, Mini Thank You cards, - Markham, ON, Canada - iCraft.ca

Harvest Moon - Cards, invitations, albums, scrapbook pages, paper crafts, Mini Thank You cards, - Markham, ON, Canada - iCraft.ca

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentine for the Hubby



I'm seeing cupcakes everywhere these days, they seem to be the hottest thing right now, so I decided to try one on a card for my hubby for Valentine's day. I used 2 different cartridges for the cupcake because I liked the top of one, and the bottom of another. I used my Stampin UP! crimper to crimp the cupcake wrapper, and give a nice texture and feel. Stamped Wonderful and husband, tied a ribbon on it and voila, it's all done.

I can't wait for my cupcake punch to arrive from Stampin Up! It's not as big as this cupcake but I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of it!

If you haven't had a chance, pop on over to my Stampin UP! website www.MelissaAzzopardi.stampinup.net and check out the fabulouse SALEABRATION going on now. Look under Promotions, and when you're ready you can order directly online, under the PRODUCTS tab!!!

Take care,

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Link to my Stampin Up! Website

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Two Valentine Cards to Share with You!







Hi There,

Just wanted to quickly share a couple of new cards that I listed in my Etsy Shop. I'm so happy with how they turned out! I'm also happy that I ordered several packs of this patterned paper last year from Stampin Up! as I am so into these colours right now! I love the rich red, pink and brown all together!

My photos are off a bit, not very clear, but they were the quickest way I could get photos done! Not my favorite part of blogging and listing in my shop is taking the darn photos and uploading them!

All supplies are from Stampin Up!

If you haven't had a chance, head on over to my Stampin UP! website. There is a fantastic sale going on right now..........Stampin Up! biggest sale of the year....SALEABRATION. For every $60 you spend, you get to choose a FREE item from the Saleabration catalog!! Who doesn't like free stuff right!!?? The link to my site is on the top right side of my blog, so go check it out!

Take care,

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale A Bration

My STAMPIN UP! Website is Up and Running!!!

I'm super excited to let you all know, my Stampin Up! website is finally up and running!!

Come and take a peek, browse our products, and check out the exciting sale that is going on now.

www.MelissaAzzopardi.stampinup.net

Got to run for now, but will be back with more news!!!

Take care,

Monday, January 24, 2011

I'm BACK!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

Well after a couple of months hiatus, I'm back! Or at least I hope to be! LOL!!!

I sort of deserted you for awhile there, things started getting hectic towards the holidays, add in the kids, life, work etc. and that means something had to give! Unfortunately it was my blogging.

Well I'm working on some new stuff to show you, and some fabulous news from Stampin Up! so check back every couple of days, because I'm gonna be posting again!

Take care till then,