Sunday, June 29, 2008

Keeping It Simple

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. I don't know about any of you, but I struggle a bit when it comes to cards for men/boys. I find the best thing for me is to keep it simple. I just layer a few pieces of paper (from the Tweet line) and some rick rack and I'm all set. I also used the Lissys ABCs stamps because I love this font. Have a great day, everyone!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Our Teeniest Upsy Daisy Member and a Give-away to Celebrate

Hello Everyone
We here at Upsy Daisy, recently welcomed a handsome new fella to our family.We'd like you to please join us in wishing Amber Winward and her family all the best on the recent arrival of their fourth (and devastatingly cute) little boy, Jayce Richard Winward ,who was born on Monday, the 23 June 2008.

Here's a little peek at him. Isn't he just the sweetest little thing ever!

Now of course, as you all know, we at Upsy Daisy love good news, new babies and all things good and happy.
To celebrate the birth of Jayce Richard, we are giving away an awsome package.

Here's what you will get:
1. "Sweet Slumber" paper pack (2 sheets each of the 5 double-sided patterned paper;
2. "Sweet Slumber Boy" Rub-Ons;
3. "Sweet Slumber Girl" Rub-Ons;
4. "Little One Seals" Rub-Ons;
5. "Sweet Slumber" Cardstock Stickers

All you have to do to get your name in line for this draw is to leave a comment here, and I will draw a name on the evening of the 29th June.

Easy peasy, right! :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Don't be afraid of white space!

Like most scrapbookers, sometimes I complete a page and I just love it. This is one of those pages. When I look over the pages that really appeal to me, they all utilize white space (empty space) effectively and use minimal product, but just the right touch of product. This simple strip of striped paper from the gorgeous Cupcake collection was the perfect addition to this layout - 2 simple circles punched from other papers in this collection, a subtle bit of embossing with one of the great stamps from the Make a Bloom stamp set and voila! The focus is on the photo and I have a layout I love! Do you embrace white space??

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A Father's Wisdom

Here is a card to make with a book mark attached...a perfect gift for Dads :)

1. Trim white card stock to 4 ¼ X 6 ¼ and fold in half.

2. Trim your “Vroom – Over the Line” paper to 4 X 6. If desired, machine sew and then distress around the edges.

3. Attach to the front of your card.

4. To create bookmark trim your “Vroom – Transportation” to 2 X 6 inches, punch a hole in the top centre, and add your ribbon. Ink edges of the bookmark to add to your distressed look!

5. On the back of the “Vroom – Transportation” using the Basic Brown Alphas rub on the word “wisdom”. Cut out each letter , ink edges if desired, and adhere to the front of your bookmark. Clip the bookmark to the front of the card.

6. Type or write out your wisdom quote and add to the front of your card.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Your Day Daddies!

HI THERE everyone! I do hope and pray that everyones day is going
lovely! The time is almost upon us again go celebrate those AWESOME
men out there who are fathers. Whether it be by blood, adoption, or
step father you all are very special to us and we appreciate you. My heart
goes out extra for those fathers serving our country and have to spend
long periods of time away from their families. You are certainly great men
of valour!

In honor of Fathers Day I created this card for my hubby using the TWEET
line from Upsy Daisy! I know that many of you share the same fondness
for this line and that it is one of the faves! The greens, browns, and blues
together is one of the perfect combos to me. I also used Sweet Slumber Boy
rub-ons and Make-A-Bloom stamps which are also Upsy Daisy products!
I went wild! LOL!

Instead of doing the traditional open up card I decided to make a slot
in which I could slide a journaling tab into! That was tons of fun and
very easy to do just for a little switch up.

I hope that you all enjoyed this little creation for the day! There
are still many more to come!
Have a terrrrrrific remainder of the day!
Other product credits:
Basic Grey Obscure letters
K&Company stickers
Creative Imaginations Chipboard
Misc. Button
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks

Sunday, June 1, 2008

And the Winner is....


First off, a big thank you for everyone who took the time to visit, comment and share the love with our Designers. It meant a lot to us, and we are really appreciative.

So,I printed out your comments,trimmed them into individual segments and dropped them into my pancake mixing bowl (without the pancake mix...and because I couldn't find a hat :) )....

I closed my eyes...
...and drew out this:

Congrats Melissa...please e-mail your mailing deets to me at "", and I'll pop that scrummy ribbon off to you a.s.a.p!