Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I have a Stampin Up Workshop this week and these are the two cards we are going to make.

The first one features the Hostess Level 1 set 'Because I Care". I will be teaching the Poppin Pastels technique on this card, and using the Big Shot with the Top Note Die and the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Because I Care, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: SU Pastel Chalks, Veramark, Sponge Daubers, Top Note Die, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

The second card will be the first one we make...(sorry uploaded my pictures backwards). It is a simple one-layered card using the FREE Sale-a-bration set BLISS. The flourish is stamped in Blushing Bride and the butterfly in Concord Crush. We also will be using the Framed Tulips Embossing folder and then sponging the edges in Blushing Bride. I received inspiration for this card from the gallery at the Stampin Up website.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Bliss, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Blushing Bride, Concord Crush
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Half Backed Pearls, Sponge

I hope the girls are happy with the cards we are going to make. If you would like to book a workshop and earn either one of these sets for FREE contact me HERE!

Have a great day!


Monday, March 21, 2011

JOIN MY CLUB.........


Need a few hours to express your creative self? Love to make handmade gifts, but can’t seem to find the time or quiet spot at home? Enjoy time out with friends, including plenty of food and good conversation? Enjoy Stampin’ Up! products, workshops and parties but can’t have a workshop right now? Want to build your craft supply collection, but only have so much to spend?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, my monthly Stamp Club may be for YOU!

Here’s what you get:

· A Current Stampin’ Up Idea Book & Catalogue ($11.95 value) and all mini catalogues during that time period. (including the new 2011 Idea Book & Catalogue Released in July 2011)

· At least $20 in free product and a FREE hostess stamp set during your hostess month.

· Learn new Techniques and Ideas

· Make three to four cards with envelopes EACH time

· First chance at purchasing my retired stamps and product

Here is what you agree to:

· Commit to buying a minimum of $50 (before S/H and tax) every other month for 6 months. (order must be submitted the day of the club)


The Stamp Club will start after 6 people have signed up. Feel free to pass this information on to your family, friends or co-workers.


Gloria Dojlido

Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I made this card for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and yesterday's COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers. The colors were Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and a Neutral. I love this color combo.

I decided to make a rose that I saw on Valita's Blog using the Two Step Owl Punch and Scallop Circle Punch.

Here is a close up of the rose. I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Elegant Soiree Dsp, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Two Step Owl Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Sponges, Glue Dots, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals, Pearls

Thanks so much for looking today! If you would like to place an order or book a workshop contact me HERE.


Monday, March 14, 2011


I made this card for this weeks MOJO MONDAY CHALLENGE #182.

The SU Love Letter DSP is the background panel, the Cherry Cobbler panel was embossed with the Finial Press Embossing folder and the Big Shot and sponged. I punched out the 2.5 " circle and stamped it with the sentiment from the hostess set 'Occasional Quotes', and the flower is from the "Nature Walk" stamp set and was inked up with markers. I popped up the circle onto dimensionals.

The ribbons was ruffled and I added a few pearls for a little more elegance.


Card Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin Up Occasional Quotes, Nature Walk
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Love Letter DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, 2.5" Circle Punch, Sponge, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Pearls, Glue dots

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch:

Thanks so much for looking today! If you would like to place an order or book a workshop contact me HERE.


Monday, March 7, 2011


I made this card for today's MOJO MONDAY CHALLENGE.

I cracked open my Elegant Soiree DSP, and brayered Baja Breeze onto the Presto Patterns Specialty DSP. I used my Baja Breeze Seam Binding to create the diagonal border of the sketch and the flourish on the bottom right corner. I love how easy it is to ruffle the seam binding.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Just Believe
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Elegant Soiree DSP, Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: SU Baja Breeze Seam Binding, 2 1/4 " Circle Punch, Spiral Border Punch, Sticky Strip, Brayer, Baja Breeze Felt Fusion Flowers(retired), Baja Breeze Corduroy Brad(retired), Dimensionals

To place an order or book a workshop contact me HERE!

Have a great day!


Saturday, March 5, 2011


It is a very dreary rainy day today in Southern Ontario. A good day to head to the craft room. I checked out the INSPIRATION CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers and was inspired by the flowers on this bowl HERE.

I used Baja Breeze Cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. I used Blushing Bride DSP from the Hostess Paper Pack. I also used my new Clearlit Scalloped Rectangle Die and Baja Breeze Seam Binding from Stampin Up. I chose the flower from the Sweet Summer Stamp set which you can earn for FREE right now during the SALE-A-Bration event.

This card came together rather quickly and I am pleased with how soft and springy it looks.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Sweet Summer
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Blushing Bride from In Color Paper Pack
Ink: Black Staz-on, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Scalloped Rectangle Clearlit, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Baja Breeze Seam Binding

To book your workshop, contact me HERE.

Thanks for looking today!


Thursday, March 3, 2011


I was just playing around last night with two of the SALE-A-BRATION stamp sets.

This first card uses the SWEET SUMMER set and chalks and blender pen to color in the images. The bird is stamped twice and cut out and popped up. I used the Peach Parfait DSP from the Hostess Level One in the Idea Book and Catalogue.

(click on photo to enlarge)

This second card uses the PUNCH BUNCH stamp set. The owl was stamped and Punched out with the cordinating Owl Punch. The sentiment. "True Friend" is also from this set and was stamped and punched out and popped up on dimensionals. I also used my new Spiral Border Punch and Tulip Embossing Folder to create the pretty decorative edge.

(click on photo to enlarge)

If you would like to earn one of these stamp sets FREE with a $60.00 order please feel free to contact me through my website HERE.

Have a great day!



I haven't had a chance to play along with a challenge in so long. Today's WAYS TO USE IT challenge over at Splitcoaststampers was to use Polka Dots on our card. I also incorporated this weeks COLOR CHALLENGE to use Marine Mist, Certainly Celery & Rose Red. I chose Early Expresso as my Neutral color.

I used different sizes of my Stampin Up Punches to punch out different colored circles...attatched them to my Early Expresso card base then ran it through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

I added a little bit of Early Expresso Satin Ribbon and stamped and punched out the image from the Punch Bunch stamp set that you can receive FREE with a $60.00 purchase during our Sale-A-Bration event that runs through till the end of March. To book a workshop or place an order contact me HERE.

(click on photo to enlarge)

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Stampin Up Punch Bunch
Paper: Early Expresso, Marine Mist, Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Ink: Marine Mist, Early Expresso(marker)
Accessories: Stampin up Circle Punches, SU Square Lattice EF, Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Pearls.

Thanks for looking today!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I received a message from a fellow stamper who passed on the Stylish Blogger Award to me! Thanks' TAMMY! You can visit TAMMY'S BLOG HERE.
It is excited to be chosen as someone's favorite!

Part of the way this award works is that after receiving it, I will do the following:

1) Thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog
2) Share 8 things about myself
3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
4) Leave a comment on their blogs so that they can pass along the recognition!

8 Things about me:

1. I love my little family consisting of my husband and son. My favorite thing is just to hang out together.
2. I have been paper crafting for almost 20 years. I love making cards the best.
3. I love my little Yorkshire Terrier, "Gigi"....she is the best.
4. I love to cook meals.....but I hate to bake...
5. I work for Canada Post as a Letter Carrier
6. I have lived in the same small town for most of my entire life.
7. I am the middle sibling of three girls.....I love having an older and a younger sister.
8. After 23 years of husband is still the love of my life and makes my heart race.

Here are the 8 girls I have chosen for this award:

Why not stop by these lovely ladies blogs and leave them some love.

Thanks for looking today!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Here are a few photo's of some of the girls stampin away at the Stamp-A-Stack we had last weekend.

We made ten cards, 2 each of 5 different designs.

It was a fun day! Thanks to all who came out!



I'm back...sorry I have been missing in action lately. February was a busy month.

I created this card using the Nature Walk Stamp set in the Occasion Mini Catty. I heat embossed it with black embossing powder onto Blushing Bride cardstock. I pulled a thread on the one end of my black satin ribbon to get it to ruffle up.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Nature Walk
Paper: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Black EP, Heat Gun, Rhinestone gems, SU Black Satin Ribbon, Circle Punch

Thanks for looking.....