I love trying out new ideas. I am always on the look out for new things to try.  This background technique, called stamp collage was introduced to me at our team meeting this month. I sponged white cardstock with several inks until the cardstock was saturated and then added several stamps to create the background.  I used white embossing powder to highlight the "swish" and the Love sentiment is stamped with white Stazon on a window sheet. 
This special card is for my hubby for Valentine's.  Do you think it's too girly and mushy to give to a guy?

Stampin Supplies
Paper: White cardstock (100730), Window sheets (114323)
Stamps: Everything Eleanor (W:124162, C: 124164), Affection Collection (From holiday catalog and not currently available), Bloomin' Marvelous (Sale-a-Bration W: 129651 C: 129654, Travel Journal Wheel (126937)
Inks: Melon Mambo (126948), Primrose Petals (126858), Regal Rose (126947), Wisteria Wonder (122936), White Stazon (106960)
Tools: Decorative Label Punch (120907) Hea
Ribbons & Embellishments: Primrose Petals ribbon from the Artisan Embelishment Kit (129328) White Emboss powder (109132), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) 
For one of my bestest friends' birthday this weekend I made her an uber-special card and matching gift box for her gift. 
Pool party is my new favourite colour! I jus't can't use it enough.  The card is skinnier than a regular card to allow for all that crazy "flag action" on the side to still fit in a regular-sized envelope. 
This card oozes with dimenson with the use of several embossing folders, Core'dination cardstock, Crochet Trim, and Pool Party Sale-a-Bration ribbon.   The Stamp is from the Vintage Verses set (also a Sale-a-Bration item) and was the perfect sentiment for a perfect friend :)

I was feeling a little paralyzed about making her a card as she stamps gorgeous cards and I wasn't feeling "up to the job." But this turned out great.  Do you ever feel like your work isn't good enough to give to others? 

I try not to lead a very dramatic life. But once and awhile it feels good to be all-drama.  Here is a Valentine that I have been working on that let me get my "drama on". 
I used the letters L O V E from Morning Post Alphabet (a personal favourite set) and heat embossed them with white embossing powder on black cardstock.  Then I accented with the frame from Papaya Collage with black embossing powder.  The background is the Travel Jounal wheel (notice how it coordinates with the Morning Post Alphabet) inked in black and stamped on Very Vanilla. Then I finished it with the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and a heart-shaped Bitty Button tied with a Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.   
So very pleased with my creation.  Now....who to spoil with this lovely card??

The sweetest treats for you, your friends, your children, and all their friends too! 
The best news is that the bundle is only $7.25 and you get the Happy Heart single stamp along with 50 little treat bags to fill with your favourite treats! (Bundle Item: 132771)  
Not only affordable but easy with the Full Heart punch ($22.95 Item: 119883), so that even the youngest members can help stamp, punch, fill, and tie.  They'll be so proud and pleased to hand these out to all their friends at school. 
Hurry!  The bundle is only available until tomorrow!!
These will go come together so quickly and you will have so much fun that you may like to make a couple special Valentine cards too. Here is one for a special teacher or to send to Grandma.   
This one was made by Angie Juda and I just {heart} it :)

Stampin Supplies
Paper: White cardstock (100730), Black Cardstock (121045)
Stamps: Happy Heart* (132771), Hearts a Flutter (W:129294, C:129252)
Inks: Black Staz-On (101406), Real Red (126949)
Big Shot: Hearts A Flutter Framelits (130159), Perfect Polka Dots EF (117335)
Ribbons & Embellishments: Real Red 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon (119251)
*Available exclusively in the bundle
Sweep away the mundane - your creativity carriage awaits!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a  sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy!

It took just minutes to make this card from the first kit - the Welcome Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin Kit you will receive in your first month of membership.  The Welcome Kit
includes a free gift-a clear acrylic "D" block!

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program now by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click "Get It."  Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

IMPORTANT  TIP:  If you are my customer (or would like to be), please be sure to choose me as your demonstrator (Amanda Turner), near the end of the Paper Pumpkin ordering process.  Once you have completed your subscription order (or sooner if you have any problems), please email me to let me know you subscribed and I'll be here to take good care of you.

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
- Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project - cards, journal, decor, and more! We've even colour coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
- Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories - everything but adhesive
- Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
- Paper Pumpkin ships around the 15th of the month
- A Paper Pumpkin Membership is $24.95 per month
- There's no commitment. You can cancel your Paper Pumpkin at any time. You can also skip a month if you want

Feeling like you don't want to commit?
Jots and Thoughts journal in the Ty Me Kit

Starting in early March, Stampin' Up! will offer the above Try Me Kit if you would  like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month. You can order the Try Me Kit for only $20.95 (plus shipping) through my on-line shopping store using product #132599 (available in March).
QUESTIONS? Feel free to contact me by email at ajturner82@gmail.com
Okay, maybe not yet, but the new Stampin Up Spring catalogue is here! 
My favourite things are all the new embelishments and the embossing folders! Oh, and of course, the Artisan Embelishment Kit! LOVE! I have been playing with it and have lots os sweet ideas. If you would like your very own copy of the spring catalog just let me know and I will get one to you. 
Once you see it you will probably like a taste of many of the items from the new catalog...well then you may like to be a part of a share – that’s where several of us share the cost and split the packages of products..

You have your choice of a Ribbon and Trim Share, and Embelishment Share, A Paper Share or I Want it All! 

A. Ribbon & Trim Share - $22
-5/8” Flower Trim – approx. 15”
-1 ¼ Two-tone ribbon– 1 yd each pink pirouette/rose red and basic gray/Basic Black
-Natural 7/16” Trim Ribbon – 1 yd
-3/8” Striped Organdy Ribbon – 2 yds each Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, and Old Olive 

B. Embellishment Share- $14
-Tea Time Trinkets (1)
-5/8” Flower Trim – approx. 15”
-Doilies (4.5)
-Large Rhinestones (8)
-Designer Builder Brads (3)
-Soda Pop Tops (3)
-Cute Clips (4)

 C. Paper Share - $25
-Tea for Two (6)  6x6”sheets
-More Amore Specialty (6) 6x6” sheets
-Parkers Patters (6) 6x6” sheets
-Sunshine & Sprinkles (6) 6x6” sheets
-Print Poetry Stack (12) 4 ½” x 6 1/2” sheets
-Paper Doilies (6)
-Filter Paper (1) 6x6” square and (1) 6” circle
-Canvas Creations (1) 6x6”

D. I WANT IT ALL Spring Share - $50! 
Includes A. B. and C.
Awesome Value!!

Get ahold of me by phone (250)300-5683 or email ajturner82@gmail.com and let me know which share is right for you. 

Yep, I'm still naive enough to make New Years resolutions.
And this year is even worse!
I've made a new project. A new DAILY project.  
That's right I a doing a Project 365 - where I will take a picture everyday and post about it.  

My new blog is www.justforme365.wordpress.com 
Check it out and let me know what you think of this silly idea. 

Do you have anything new you are doing this year?