Saturday, 31 May 2014

Graduation Projects

Hey Everyone! Hope you are enjoying the awesome spring weather we have been having!

Graduation celebrations have ended around my house and now everything is University focused! Sigh...where did the time go?

I made this card and matching bag for my daughters graduation gift! An adorable Pandora charm commemorate her graduation from High School.

I used a technique called Paper Piercing on the hat and diploma and just LOVE how it turned out!

The stamp on the card is NOT Stampin' Up! But I did want to share it as the remainder of most of the products are. This stamp was purchased a couple of years ago - for just this occasion!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: BRAVO (new catalogue), Penny Black 
 Paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired), Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Momento Tuxedo Black (new catalogue)
Big Shot: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Scallop Ovals Large
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Modern Label
Embellishments: Coastal Cabana Stretch Ruffle Trim, 
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Random Acts of Kindness

I am a bit of a softy when it comes to paying things forward, so it was a natural for me to join a RAK group that sends out RAK's (Random Acts of Kindness) on a regular basis.

This card was made using the favorite colors of the receiver. In just a few short days these colors are retiring! I hope they like it!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Stampin' Write Markers: Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Big Shot: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Window Frame Framelits, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Summer Starfruit Satin Stitch Ribbon
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Piercing Pad, Festive Paper Piercing Pack


The NEW 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is COMING! June 2 the link will go live on my blog!

I am hosting a Catalogue Launch Party to share some of the fabulous products in this years catalogue that you don't want to miss!

Check HERE for more information! I hope to see you there!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Paper Pumpkin Updates

I just love My Paper Pumpkin! There are soo many different things you can do with that little red box that arrives every month!

A lot of things have changed with Paper Pumpkin!

What's New?

1. You no longer get the starter kit! Now everyone starts with the current months kit - the only difference? You will receive a clear block in your first month to use with your stamps!

2. Now you can order prepaid subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin AND they count towards a qualifying party!

ItemPaper Pumpkin Prepaid SubscriptionPrice (Shipping Included)
137858 1 month$24.95
137859 3 months$74.85
137860 6 months$143.70 -- save $1 per month
137861 12 months$275.40 -- save $2 per month
3. The kits are bigger and better AND the price is the same! Just $24.95 per month!

4. All stamps are PHOTOPOLYMER! Making stamping simple and storage a snap!

PERKS? Why of Course!

When you join my Pumpkin Patch your perks include:

1. A clear  mount case with insert to hold all of your photopolymer stamps

2. A bonus project using the stamps and ink in the kit for that month. I provide all the paper pieces and step by step PDF of how to create the project EVERY MONTH! (typically approximately 2 weeks post receiving of your monthly kit).

3. First time signing up? Referring a friend? You will receive your choice (1) of the following; 
            - Tombow multipurpose liquid glue #110755 or
            - Anywhere Glue Sticks #104045 or
            - Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430 or
            - 2 Way Glue Pen #100425 or
            - Glue Dots #103683

***Note subscribers MUST sign up with me as their demonstrator. Free item will be sent with the bonus project.

What are you waiting for? Join my Pumpkin Patch today!
Carrie Siegmund
Calgary, AB
T2J 6Y7


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Catalogue Launch Party Time!

SO EXCITING! On June 2, 2014 the NEW Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue goes live! To Celebrate I am hosting a party filled with displays, make and takes and food to name a few!

Sign up for Stamp of the Month Club, Paper Pumpkin and more!

FREE Catalogue with any purchase! FREE Gift with any purchase over $30 PLUS many more incentives!

CONTACT ME for location and to RSVP! Bring friends and family!
It's going to be a fun afternoon of creating!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Graduation Time

Hey what a week! We have been busy preparing for the last week for my daughter's Grade 12 Graduation Party! Tonight is the banquet and it has been as time consuming I think as when I planned my wedding.

My girl is all about the pink so I created this little project to sit on the food table.

I used MDS (My Digital Studio) to create the subway art in black and strawberry slush. The grad hat was made with a square punch and the owl builder punch. It's hard to tell in the photograph but the tassel is the NEW thick baker's twine in Strawberry Slush being released in the new catalogue June 2!

The owls were created with basic black, whisper white and strawberry slush cardstock and the Owl Builder Punch and the Scallop Circle Punch. I made the hats the same way as the one in the frame.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Remember this?

So I am a little behind on showing off the fabulous paper pumpkin kits! With May's showing up at my door in a short while I thought I would get this out there. This kit was all about the Mom's and it's awesome! 

Kit Contents

All the awesomeness that came in the kit!

Original Projects

 The first picture is the entire kit put together and the second is a closer look of what's under the packaging! So cute!


My Creation!

 I made this Mother's Day card with the leftover pieces from the kit. And as per Paper Pumpkin norm there is oodles left to play with - I have added all my extras to a bin for a Mash Up at the end of the year!

There are lots of new happenings with the paper pumpkin program! Stay tuned for more information on the perks and what you get when you sign up with me as your demonstrator!


Friday, 9 May 2014

Flower Shop For Mom

This card combined many of my favorites. My favorite neutral is Smoky Slate - it's gorgeous with everything! Flower Shop is one of my all time favorite stamp sets and Even though it's retiring I love Delightful Dozen. The new Hexagon Hive Framelit is to die for! Love this thing! 

So love the multiple layers and dimension on this card. Of course the inside couldn't be left blank either and I added a piece of matching DSP to that as well. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Flower Shop, Delightful Dozen (retiring)
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Eastern Elegance DSP (retiring)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate
Big Shot: Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
Punches: Word Window, Pansy 
Embellishments: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (retiring), Jewels Basic Pearls
Accessories: Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write Markers

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Happy Nurses Week!

It's Nurses Week and as a Nurse myself I wanted to take a moment and recognize all of you nurses out there! Things run the way they do because of you! Hopefully during this week someone takes a moment and thanks you for all your hard work and dedication. NURSES ROCK!

Don't you just love how the Basic Black anchors the bold colors of Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight? Love this combination!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Express Yourself
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Big Shot: Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder (retiring), Adorning Accents Edgelits (Retiring), Beautiful Wings Embosslits
Punches: Word Window, 1 1/2" Circle, 13/4" Scallop Circle
Embellishments: Jewels Basic Rhinestone
Accessories: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker

All supplies can be purchased direct through me or on My Canadian Online Store - HERE!


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Secret Garden Mother's Day

Wow it's been awhile since I have posted - apologies for that. Seems life takes over sometimes.

It is hard to believe Mother's Day is just around the corner! Here in Calgary it is still cold and snowing!

Secret Garden Mother's Day Card

A dear friend of mine asked if I would create a Mother's Day card for her and this is what I came up with! I just love the versatility of the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper and the Secret Garden Stamp set and coordinating framelits. I will be sad to see them retire at the end of the Month. 

The inside of the card (not shown here) is just as pretty with some leftover pieces of whisper white cardstock and birthday basics DSP. I added the sentiment from the April Paper Pumpkin Kit. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Secret Garden, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Birthday Basics DSP, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Raspberry Ripple(retiring), Crisp Cantaloupe, Versafine Black Onyx
Big Shot: Secret Garden Framelits
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, Ruler
Embellishments: Dahlia In Color Assortment (retiring)

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Peaceful Thanks

I love making these little cards! Each of my customers gets one of these little cuties in some form or fashion when they place an order with me. 

This one was made using the Peaceful Petals Stamp Set from the Celebrate the Everyday mini catalogue. I am going to miss this set when it retires June 1! I also used my favorite 2012-2014 In Color that is also leaving us - Raspberry Ripple. The Designer Series Paper is from the Birthday Basics Collection. And of course it just wouldn't be the same without a matching envelope! I made that using the Envelope Punch Board and a piece of the Birthday Basics DSP.

You can still get your hands on SOME of these awesome products but they care going QUICK! You can see an updated Retired List on the front page of my blog! Visit my Canadian Online Store HERE or CONTACT ME to place an order!

Have an awesome Thursday!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Peaceful Petals
Paper: Birthday Basics DSP, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit
Punches: Large Oval