Sunday, December 19, 2010

Beautiful Wings!

I love the Stampin' Up! embosslit "Beautiful Wings". I am currently making Christmas presents for a few people and have decided to do theme packs of cards! I did one set using the "Aviary" stamp set (which I'll hopefully showcase a little later) and another set using Beautiful Wings.

This is a card I had seen online but I've changed the colour scheme totally! I love the Bright's collection and so decided to us these vivid colours to really make the butterflies seem like they're popping off the page.

I will post the rest of the Beautiful Wings cards when they're done!

Paper: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Stamps: So scripted
Other: Scallop border punch, Beautiful Wings embosslit

Filled with Love Promotion

Stampin' Up! has launched their "Filled with Love" promotion which is on now and runs until January 24th 2011. Purchase the "Filled with Love" stamp set and the new Love Patterns Designer Series Paper and receive a pack of Bitty Buttons for Free!
The Love Patterns paper can also be purchased separately.

Click on link to the right to view details of this promotion!

If you wish to learn more about the promotion or to order this fabulous deal, please contact me at

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Facebook changes

Due to some new regulations on Facebook, businesses such as Ladybug Designs cannot technically have draws and give away free product using Facebook. Draws can be conducted through this blog so please keep checking back to see if it's time for a draw or if you've won!

Birthday Club

Introducing the Birthday Club!

What is it? A super easy way to purchase handmade cards at a reduced price!

How does it work? Simply pre-purchase 10 cards ($3 each) and and send me the dates for when you need them and a few weeks before you'll receive a reminder e-mail and then shortly thereafter the card in the mail! How easy is that? No going to Hallmark and staring at rows of cards ever again!

Bonus: If you need more then 10 cards they're also $3 each. Any additional cards needed during the year (babies, weddings etc) are also $3 each!

Another incentive: If you sign up and recommend a friend who signs up, you'll receive three cards for free!

What more could you want?
E-mail me at to sign up!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Holiday Mini Catalogue

Happy Thursday!

I can't believe it is Thursday! Where did the week go? We're right in the middle of getting ready to move so I've been a busy beaver (with the help of my loving mom) getting ready to go.

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalogue is now available! Please check out the Stampin' Up! website or click on the link to view the catalogue. The catalogue is in effect until January 3rd, 2011.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jacob's 2nd Birthday

Jacob opening his birthday gift from me! His "ABC" book. A little book with pictures that are relevant to him teaching him what words start with A,B,C, etc. My oldest son Caleb has one and Jacob loved it so I finally decided to finish the one I started for him before he was born.

A close up of Page "F"
Family, flamingos, feet, fire truck (using a button)

A double page! The letter "P"

The letter M (for mom!)

Jacob's birthday card...
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink: chocolate Chip
Stamps: Fox and Friends and one I can't remember!
Other: Large Scallop Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Christmas Card Workshops

Good Wednesday Afternoon!
I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

I wanted to let everyon know (or remind those who already did) that I'll be hosting two Christmas Card workshops this year. One will be in Pembroke, Ontario on Saturday October 16th and the other will be in Burlington, Ontario on Saturday November 13th.
Details are located in the ad to the left (this is the ad for Pembroke however the same applies for Burlington).

Cost for the day is: $5
RSVP deadline is September 1st.

There are two options for the card workshop. You can bring your own design and supplies OR you can purchase one of my pre-made card kits. These kits will come cut ready to stamp and assemble.

If you choose to bring your own design and supplies - please note that you need to bring ALL of your own supplies. My stamp sets won't be available for use (as those who purchase pre-cut kits will be using them).

If you choose a pre-cut kit, you can choose from any design of Christmas card found in the post directly below this one or in the post dated July 24th. Beside each card is a description of the supplies needed and a cost per card. There is a minimum 5 card/design purchase. If your card requires paint, glitter or embossing powder - you will be charged an extra $1 per 10 cards. The price listed is just for supplies. If you purchase a pre-cut kit there will be a $2 per 10 cards order for me to actually cut your supplies added to your total.

The cost per card includes the card backing and envelope.

Card designs can be changed - for example if the card is red and green and you want it pink and brown we can work together to change that. You will see quite a wide range of pricing for the cards. Cards that include ribbon or patterned paper are more expensive.

RSVP deadline (including card order) is September 1st.
Seats at the Burlington Workshop are limited so reserve your seat quickly if you haven't already done so!

Additional Christmas Cards

For Unto You:
$0.54/card (would now use Early Espresso instead of Chocolate Chip)
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White,
Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Stamp: Season of Simple Grace
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Shepherd's Merry Christmas:
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Season of Simple Grace, All Holidays
Other: Scallop border punch, brads

Mary and Joseph Christmas:
Paper: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Season of simple grace, All Holidays
Other: Brads, Scallop Border Punch

Sparkly Snowflake
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, All Holidays
Other: Rhinestones

Snowflake Merry Christmas
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy
Stamps: Serene snowflakes, All Holidays
Other: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Shimmer Paint

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sympathy Cards

I find Sympathy cards really stressful to make. I don't know why. I guess because I don't always have one on hand and making them usually means someone that I care about has passed away.
This card is for my Aunt. My uncle passed away today and I knew I would need a sympathy card. I saw this one online and knew it would be the right card.

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Medallion, Out on a Limb Sentiments (non SU!)
Other: White Embossing Powder, Halfback pearl, Chocolate chip Satin ribbon

Clean and Simple Challenge

I decided to check out this week's "Clean and Simple" Challenge and really enjoyed the sketch (or card they work from). I am really a clean and simple card maker and find the more "full" cards not really me.
My time these days is a little limited and so I wanted something that I could do quickly.
I do enjoy the final product!

Thanksgiving CAS80
Paper: More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Stamps: Falling Leaves
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: Scallop Border Punch, Old Olive Satin Ribbon

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mojo 150

So I'm a little behind in my sketch challenges. I saw the Mojo 150 Sketch online and realized that I had to make some card using their sketch. I am more of the clean and simple kind of girl so my cards tend to be a bit plainer than what others may do.
To check out the mojo monday blog please use the following link:

Mojo 150 Christmas:
Paper: Deck the Halls DSP, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake (Kraft)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Perfect Punches
Other: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Halfback Pearls, Perfect Polka Dots and Lattice Embossing Folders

Mojo 150 Birthday
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper white
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
Stamps: I's from the Sale-A-Bration flyer
Other: Real red Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots and Lattice Embossing Folders

Baby Quilt Inspiration

One of my friends is due with her first child in October. She's expecting a little girl and posted some pictures of the baby's nursery recently. As soon as I saw her quilt I knew that I wanted to make a card for this precious bundle using the quilt as inspiration. I really enjoy how the card turned out though I'm a little bummed that I thought the little pink squares were white...Oh well.

Hope you enjoy the finished product!

Baby Quilt Card:
Paper: Chocolate Chip, whisper white, very vanilla, Pretty in pink
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Fox and Friends, Nursery Necessities
Other: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Ladybug Designs is moving! Well, at least my family and I are moving and we'll be taking Ladybug Designs with us! We'll be moving from Terrebonne, Quebec to Burlington, Ontario. The move will be taking place early in September. I may be a little out of commission for a while but will have cards up and running again once we're settled. Please be patient while I get myself organized in our new home and get my 4 year old off to school!

New cards

Well I decided that I needed to get my mind off a few things and wanted to work on something other than Christmas cards so I headed down to create masterpieces...unfortunately I don't always create the masterpiece I dream of!

I had fun working on these cards and that's all that matters! Some materials used are from the new holiday mini (available Sept 1st) while most other stuff is from the 2010-2011 IBC from Stampin' Up!
Hope you enjoy!

Elegant Lines Best Wishes:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Oval All
Other: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Pearls, Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Friends Never Fade:
Paper: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Real Red
Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Other: Real Red Satin Ribbon

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive, Wicked Cool Specialty DSP
Stamps: Wicked Cool
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Scalloped Edge Border Punch

Thanksgving Leaves:
Paper: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Autumn Spice Specialty DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Stamps: Paisley Prints, Falling Leaves
Other: Old Olive Taffet Ribbon

Saturday, July 24, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

At least at my house!

Yes, you read that correctly! Christmas card making has begun at my house. I start early. I received a lot of card orders last year and this year want to get an extra early start on things. I've got about 10 different designs done (maybe a few more)...I'll be posting them below. I will include general details for you about each card. If you're interested in purchasing/ordering Christmas cards, please let me know (
I apologize for the way the cards have lined up and that they're crooked....apparently I'm highly untalented when it comes to blogging!!!

Blue and Silver Snow Swirled:
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Other: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder

Red and Green Snow Swirled:
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Jolly Holiday DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Other: Glitter

Eggplant and Silver Seasons Greetings:
Availability of Silver paper to be determined
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Snow Swirled, Priceless
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Silver
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Other: Silver Embossing Powder

Red and Green Snowflakes:
Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, All Holidays, Snow Swirled
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Other: Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Glitter, Silver Embossing Powder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Sparkly Delightful Decoration:
Stamp: Delightful Decorations, Snow Swirled
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Glitter

Sparkly Happy Holidays:
Stamps: Four the Holidays, Snow Swirled
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Other: Dazzling Diamonds, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon

Sparkly Blue Snowflakes:
Stamps: Patterened Pines, Snow Swirled
Paper: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Versamark
Other: Navy ribbon, jewel, Dazzling Diamonds, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Simple Christmas:
Stamps: Season of Simple Grace
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Other: Real Red Satin Ribbon

Silver Trees:
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Holiday Button Bits (non-SU)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: versamark
Other: Black satin ribbon, silver embossing powder, scor-pal

Black Decoration:
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, All Holidays
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Silver Embossing Powder, black satin ribbon, scor-pal

Black and White Snowflakes
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Other: Silver Embossing Powder

Traditional Pines:
$0.54/card (patterned paper may change slightly)
Stamps: Patterned Pines, All Holidays
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, DSP (can't remember...)
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Other: Ribbon (forget the name)

Red and Gold Joyeux Noel:
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Four the holidays (French)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark
Other: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Glitter

New stuff...

I want to apologize right off for how negligent I've been to my blog. Life just seemed to get so busy that I had to let a few things slide for a while. Sometimes, playing outside with my two little boys won out over sitting down to type! I won't be able to sit down every day BUT I will make a better effort!

So, there are two "new" Stampin' Up! catalogues available now. The links are to the right of this post. The summer mini is in effect until August 30th and the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue is also available and full of wonderful stuff!

Take a look at the new idea book and catalogue and let me know what you think. If you would like a hard copy of the catalogue, please get in touch with me ( and we can make arrangements for that.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Paper Cakes

I'm excited to share my newest endeavour with each of you! Paper cakes! I must say I really do love them. A single layer of cake is make up of 12 slices that can be filled with chocolates, candy or small "favours". They are perfect for baby showers, bridal showers or even weddings.

You can do single tiered cakes or add a second (slightly smaller) 12 slice tier.

The cakes can be customized very easily. You can pick your colour, ribbon, and topper. The entire cake can be wrapped with ribbon or each individual slice can be wrapped. You can also choose to have the slices embellished or left plain. Customized tags can be added with a baby's name or the name of a bride and groom. You can also purchase single slices to use as thank you gifts for someone special.

The one slice pictured below has a paper strawberry on top. These strawberries are actually little boxes as well and can hold single chocolates or a few Hershey Kisses (or as my friend Anne-Marie told me - an engagement ring!). The strawberries can also be purchased in whatever quantity you wish.

I've done up one "chocolate" cake and then a few single slices. I am slowly sorting out prices for the cakes and strawberries and will post them when I have it figured out. If you're interested in purchasing a cake, please send me an e-mail at:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Gift Pack

As some of you know, I LOVE ladybugs. I just love these new ladybug stamps I bought! I decided (on the advice of my mom) to do a ladybug themed card pack.

The sentiments are: "Best Wishes", "Sweet Baby", "Celebrate Today", "Feel Better" and "With Thanks".

All paper, ink and ribbon is from Stampin' Up!

The gift pack will be for sale on my website (see link on my blog) for $15.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Mini Catalogue

The Sale-A-Bration brochure and Occasions Mini Catalogue start today! The links are posted so look to your right and scroll down the page to find them (they will take you directly to the catalogues/brochures).

For those of you new to Stampin' Up!, here's how Sale-A-Bration works:

When you spend $65 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit--for every $65 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
When you host a workshop of at least $395 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set--a value of up to $56.95--from our current Idea Book and Catalogue or Occasions Mini Catalogue. Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the price of the standard Starter Kit or Digital+ Starter Kit!
Plus, this year's Sale-A-Bration event gives you more free products than ever before! Choose from our exciting selection of exclusive Sale-A-Bration products, or choose a $20.95 set from the Idea Book & Catalogue--you've got over 80 choices!

Please contact me with any questions or to place an order!