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I am a web designer who loves to be creative. I enjoy stamping, card making, pottery and drawing. I have been making cards for years, and only in the past year got into stamping in a big way. I love the Stampin' Up! products so much, I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!
I live in Winnipeg, MB with my boyfriend and our cats.

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Ashley
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Email: ashleysokal@hotmail.com

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Baby card

My mom's friend had twins recently and I made this card for my mom to give to her. She had a boy and a girl, so this is what I came up with. The "It's a boy" and "It's a girl" stamps are not SU!.

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Ballet Blue
Ink: Many Marvelous Markers in Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Ballet Blue
Stamps: Forest Friends, Lovely Letters (the "and")
Punches: Scallop Border, Eyelet Border, 1" circle, 3/4" circle, 5/8" circle (not SU!)
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Halloween treats


I love giving candy to coworkers but instead of just giving out the candy in the wrappers, I wanted to jazz it up a bit. Below are boxes with mini chocolate bars or candy and Reese mini peanut butter cups decorated as witches hats. The idea for the hats came from here.

The paper used is not SU! I bought a package of 8 Halloween paper placemats with a fun design on them and used them for the boxes and hats.


I used the Circle Scissors Plus to make the 4" circles that are then cut in half and wrapped around the reese pb cup, then adhered using a hot glue gun (much faster than using the Tombow adhesive, though that stuff works great too). I then cut out the hat brims using the scallop circle punch and adhered to the bottom of the pb cup with a dab of hot glue.

The boxes are made using the Stampin' Up! Pillow Box Bigz die and my Big Shot die cutting machine. I adhered the sides using the Tombow adhesive, but next time I will use my hot glue gun - faster. I then tied non-SU! ribbon around the boxes.

Oh how I love Halloween!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Anniversary card

It is my boyfriend's aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary, and I wanted to make an elegant card to send to them in Vancouver.

I have not yet touched the Sahara Sand cs so I thought I'd give it a shot. It is hard to see in the picture, but I used the En Francais background stamp in versamark on the Sahara Sand card and on the Very Vanilla, but it is so faint, you can't see it.


Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes ("Happy Anniversary" inside), Baroque Motifs, En Francais background
Punches: Modern Label, Boho Blossoms
Other: Beachfront Ribbon Originals in Sahara Sand (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge dauber
Note: Brown half-back pearl is not SU!


Click on pictures to enlarge.

Thank you for dropping by!

Ashley


To order Stampin' Up! products in Winnipeg or surrounding areas in Manitoba, please email me at ashleysokal@hotmail.com or call 294-4892! 

Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween decor

Well, it's October 9th and we had our first snowfall today. It looked quite pretty through my office window this afternoon, but was horribly cold walking to my car after work. I hope it is short-lived and stays away until after Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, this weekend I intend to bust out the decorations. So in that spirit, I made a "decoration" to take to work. I just have to frame it. UPDATE: I framed it on Monday. The first picture below is with it framed. I sort of case'd it from the October Stampin' Success magazine that SU demos get monthly.

It is an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock with six 2 1/2" squares individually decorated on it.


Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Only Orange, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Many Marvelous Markers in Only Orange, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Stamps: Eat, Drink & Be Scary, Holiday Best hostess set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Baroque Motifs
Punches: Scallop Border, Eyelet Border, Modern Label, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/2" circle cutter
Other: Chills & Thrills rub ons (retired), Walk in the Park DSP (retired), Urban Oasis DSP (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge dauber
Note: Ribbons, black textured paper (top right) and witch die cut are not SU

Click on pictures to enlarge.

Thank you for dropping by!

Ashley


To order Stampin' Up! products in Winnipeg or surrounding areas in Manitoba, please email me at ashleysokal@hotmail.com or call 294-4892! 
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