Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hello Baby!

This is one of my favorite cards. I love this little bear. I love the colours. Just perfect for baby. Change up the pink to blue and you have the perfect boys card. I need to make one in blue. I have a brand new nephew! He was born on March 25th...right on his due date! His name is A.J. and he is so adorable. He looks just like my brother when he was a baby. My Mom said it's like going back 30 years in time. Wow, that must be a really weird feeling, eh? (I know, my Canadian is showing thru!)


I have my Scallop Square Bag Class tonight. I can't wait to show you my bag. I just love the colours and flowers in the material. I'll post soon. Have a great evening!

Late Night Monday Night Post...

I have Janet C's card from her Open House. One of them anyway...because my camera battery died! I can't find the charger or the second battery! Ahhhhh! I don't even know the last time I had the charger. You would think that it would be in the camera back where it belongs!!! I love my camera! I just can't believe that it hasn't needed charging before now. No worries, I'll find it. It didn't grow legs and walk away! lol!
So onto the pictures.....
This first one is Janet's card.
So cute!
She used the elephant from the Animal Stories stamp set and the co-ordinating DSP Tall Tales. I love this set and paper!

And this second card is one I created awhile ago. I used the Herb Expressions stamp set and the greeting stamp is from the Hostess Level 3 set named Kind and Caring Thoughts. I really like the script.
Shhhhhhh! I used something not SU though on this card. I used Flower Soft on the lavender blooms. It really made this card a WOW! (I would have taken a close up of the flowers if my camera hadn't died!!!
The Old Olive ribbon is from the Ribbon Originals Masterpiece.

I have been getting ready to do a Ragged Tote Class tomorrow night. I have all the material prepped and ready to sew! Actually I started sewing mine already to save some time. I have this beautiful material...all pinks and soft blues...with flowers and polka dots. I will post pic's of them (because I'm making two) on Wednesday. I'll have to find the battery charger tomorrow! Ahhhh! I'll be up all night worrying about it! I'll be up all night because of the coffee I had to have at 7pm! But at least now I'll have something to think about...along with all the other things bouncing around in there! lol! Good night!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Open House was Great Fun!

Yesterday I went to my newest Downlines' open house. She did a fantastic demonstration! If whe was nervous...I couldn't tell. She is a natural! We made two very beautiful cards thet were just perfect for introducing new stampers to our craft. She even had the most beautiful cake made for the occassion! I have pic's of the cake...and it tasted as sweet as it looked!



This cake is made by Lori Crone of Giggy's Cakes & Sweets.  Her website is http://www.giggyscakes.com/ . She is located in Courtright, Ontario. Her website has tons of beautiful cakes, cookies and cupcakes...be sure to check her out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/giggyscakes/
The detail she put into this cake is amazing. The cupcake is a replica of a stamp by Stampin' Up! And look at the scissors and the detail in the daisy in the last pic. Did you see the wood mounted stamps? The chocolate squares! Just amazing! If this is what she can do with icing...think of what she could do with paper!!! ; ). I'll post Janet's cards after I have pic's of them. Have a great night!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's Saturday!

I was able to make a card last night using a new stamp set ( a Sneak Peek from the 2010/2011 IBC out in July)...it's called Awash with Flowers. It is part of the promotion for April. Hold a workshop with $460 or more in sales and you can get it for free! I just got it in...(when you're a demonstrator you get to pre-order all the new stamps and things!)....and this is my first sample. I was just playing and didn't even plan on making this into card....but it turned out so nice! For this I only used the Outline image (just one of the two steps) and I watercoloured it.


I used Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Tempting Turquiose and Lavendar Lace makers with the aqua painter to watercolour the image. The card base is Confetti White and the mat is Lavandar Lace. The ribbon is Melon Mambo. I used the Colour Spritzer Tool and spritzer some Lavendar Lace all aroung the Confetti White card base. You can't see that so well in this pic though. I used the Cutter Kit Tools to distress the edges of the waterclour paper and the Lavendar Lace mat. I am happy with the way it turned out. I do want to practice my watercolouring more! I so enjoy it!
Today I am going to my newest downlines' Open House. I get to sit and do the make and take! I look forward to being the student! She is very creative and I look forward to see what we are making today! And there is going to be cake...a Stampin' Up cake! I'll take a pic and share it with you later.
Have a great Saturday!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Only 5 days left!

Time is running out for your chance to get your Sale-a-bration products! Get your orders in by March 31st.
Also, time is almost up to get your Starter Kit for 15% off. There is no better time to get this kind of discount plus and extra stamp set of your choice! So if you have ever considered joining Stampin' Up! contact me and I'll answer all your questions. Whether you just want to get your Stampin' supplies at a discount or want to earn a little extra cash or even alot of extra cash....now is the best time to join my team. I will give you all the support you need which ever kind of demonstrator you want to be.

I have recently joined Stampin' Up! in a training program called the Recruit Crew. I am currently looking to add to my Stampin' Up! Team. I would love to add two new demonstrators to my team. So if becoming a demonstrator has ever crossed you mind maybe I can practice my new training skills on you!

I am hoping to get some scrappin' done once Liam gets home from school. I think he's having a friend over after school for a play date and Hubby and Summer have a date to go to the grocery store! A little free time for me.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I have been running all day!!!

First I had to get Liam off to school.... then Summer off for the day with her grandparents....then to the dentist....next to my Mom's for brunch and Cappacino's (which we haven't done in years...kids...it was very nice...I think when Summer goes to school in Sept., we'll be doing that much more often!) then out shopping for material from the quilt store (3 stores later) with my friend to get material for our Scallop Square Ragged Purse Class (I enjoyed shopping with J...and the class is Tuesday night, the 30th, with some open seats...basic sewing...also we're using the Big Shot!)....and back to the school to pick up Liam...home to wait for Summer...then up to the Hospital to welcome my new nephew, A.J., then out to pick up some dinner for my brother...finally home to see my kids before bed. Long day...but a good one. I even ran into the midwife that attended Summer's homebirth....almost four years since I've seen her. She will always remember Summer's birth...it didn't go exactly according to plan...and she didn't come easily into this world. But we are all here today happy and healthy. So enough about my day...it's a good thing I saved the second card I made yesterday to post today!


It's similar to a couple of cards I've posted recently. I added a couple of different colours to my pink and brown colour scheme! lol! Maybe I can make something new tonight...if the kids go to bed easily! If I still have a little energy! Have a great evening.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

An Evening Out...

Tonight I get an evening out with my Mother-in-law. We are going to the Sarnia Imperial Theatre to see the Quebec Viennese Music Society. As a gift every year she gives me tickets for a series of shows. We get to go out together every six to eight weeks to see an new concert. I really enjoy this time with her. It is somthing that she used to share with her Mom. But her Mom passed away a couple of years ago. One of her Mom's friends still joins us...she is a sweet 80 something year old lady.
I was busy being creative today! I got to make a couple of cards. You know how I love pink...if you look at alot of the cards I have created...they are usually pink...and brown. I love that combination. I try to step outside my box and use other colours...sometimes anyway....but I always go back to pink and brown.

One this first one, I used the Pocket Silhouettes and the FYI (you can get FYI for free as a SAB pick, that's how I got mine!). The FYI set have lots  of nice saying that are very useful for cards and scrapbooking. I also used the Scallop Trim Border Punch and coordinating corner punch. My measurement for the Regal Rose piece that I use the Scallop Trim Border on was 5 1/4" to start. I have found that if you make your mat with the Scallop Trim Border first then measure your other mats and Whisper White stampin' piece off of the mat with the border firat then it all works out nicely. I'll have more on how to use that punch and corner punch together at a later date. If you can see, I used the Shimmer Paint in Frost White on the detail on the Butterfly. I just used a cotton swab for that.


I added some half back pearls to the butterfly as well. I hope that you enjoy the card. I'm going to save the second card for tomorrow...just in case I don't get one made tomorrow! LOL! Have a good night.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies...

I love this little "Beautiful Wings" embosslit for the Big Shot. Here is a quick card I made the other day.

A card with no layers...I don't make many...I love layers....but that is what makes this card so quick. I used Whisper White cardstock as the card base. The Butterflies are in Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, and So Saffron cardstock. I used the a vine image from the Vintage Vogue stamp set in Old Olive classic ink. The Birthday greeting if from the Well Scripted stamp set stamped in Rose Red classic ink. All the products are available in the Occassions Mini. Have a happy day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Today's project....

I had a little idea....for something small....but Ohhhh, soooo cute! I've had this idea rolling aroung in my head for awhile now but I needed to visit the Dollarama....so today when Summer and I where out... (looking for ANT traps...I hate ants....mostly just when they are in my house!!! I had been sucking them up with the vacuum this morning...because they don't squish well. But now they are taken care of!)....sorry I got side tracked there...we went to the Dollarama and found these little things I was wanting to make this Ohhhh, soooo cute project! So here it is....what do you think?....






I just used a pair of pliers to take off the stems of the brad and adhered a magnet (Dollarama...gotta love it!) to the back using a Glue Dot...it's that simple. These are Stampin' Up!'s Real Red 1/2" Sending Love Epoxy Brads. You get 16 of them in a package for only $6.95. The magnets are a whole buck and you get 18 of them. What a fantastic inexpensive gift! It will make a great Teacher's Gift! Oh, oh, oh!!! Now I have an idea for another project...stayed tuned for that...I'll need to go to the Dollarama again! Have an enjoyable night!

Happy Monday!

Back to school! Back to getting up early :( . I do miss Liam when he is gone....when he is off school it remindes me of when he was smaller and I had him all to myself...I miss those days, they grow too fast. It was much easier to entertain him then though! Now he bores easily! Big day for Summer. If you know my daughter then you know that she stutters. Today we are going to see a Speech Pathologist about it. I hope that she will grow out of it. Life is hard when you are young...and kids are mean. She starts school in September. I won't be there to translate for her. When people don't understand what she is saying she gets very frustrated. So instead of telling her that we are going to see someone about the way she talks...I just told her that we are going to see a friend of mine so she doesn't get nervous. I don't even think she understands that she has a problem with her speech. But you know how kids get when they think they are going to see the doctor. I'll let you know how it goes.
I don't have a card for you yet today....hopefully I'll get some time in my studio later today....check back later. Enjoy the day! Here's a pic of Summer....being all sweet!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday...a day of rest...not around here!

I love Sundays...when we are all home...but not today. Jon is working OT again (which is good....I shouldn't complain) and I get to go to work too! So no playing for me today...at least not until after the kids are in bed tonight. I have some ideas. So I'll think on those while I'm at work....I always bring scraps of paper home with me from work with all my creative thoughts on them. I have a book that I sketch out my ideas in but I always forget to take it with me to work. I have a couple ideas for my scrapbook pages!

Here is the Techniques Album we started in one of my clubs this past week. Each club night when we learn a new technique we'll make a page for our albums so we can always refer back to it. It turned out exactly as I saw it in my mind...which doesn't always happen! I hope that you like it. I've been felling a little vintage lately. I love the look of the Vintage Vogue stamp set and the Friends 24/7 Stamp Set and it goes nicely with my favorite background stamp En Francais. I have a thing for Kraft cardstock and Rich Razzleberry too!
The title was created using My Digital Studio...I wanted the font colour to be Rich Razzleberry...I was able to do just that! I printed it on Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched it out with the Wide Oval Punch.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A got a little done today....

Liam is at a Birthday party right now and of coarse he needed a card. He is so into pirates...and has been for awhile now....so this one he just loved....kinda simple but I'm happy with it!
I stamped the skull image in Basic Black Craft Ink on Whisper White cardstock and embossed it with black emboss powder. I used the Sanded Backgound stamp with versamark (instead of Basic Black Craft Ink only because it would be a big job cleaning Craft ink off such a big stamp) and used clear emboss powder on the card base. The "Beware Pirates" image is stamped in versamark and embossed with gold. Like I said...simple card for a seven year old that will most likely throw it away!

Here is another one I made today. I have the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die (Occassions Mini) that I've been meaning to take out and play with. I just love these butterflies. This die cuts and embosses 5 butterflies all at once! Each a different size and different pattern embossed into it. I chose the one with polka dots. 



I used Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainlt Celery, Rose Red and Confetti White Cardstock. The little "Hello" is from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set and coordinating Tiny Tag Punch from the Occassions Mini. 

An Early post today...

I love Saturdays! Jon takes the kids out visiting and I get to hang out in the quiet. So after this post I'll be heading into the studio to create something new. I have some ideas in my head that I just can't produce...I am thinking of entering Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Award Contest. I entered last year but I did not win :( . The choose 10 winners between the US and CAN. The winners win $500 cash and a $500 Stampin' Up! shopping spree! Plus recognition and stuff. I would love to win! We have to enter a total of 10 projects...5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2  3D projects. I am struggling with the scrapbook pages. I always have struggled with them. I love to do them but it takes me a long time to make one because it have to feel right. Also, 12 x 12 is a huge space to scrap...I've mostly been doing cards now for two years. Smaller space to scrap! SO that is what I'll be doing today. Wish me luck...I pray for the creativity to flow!!!

This is a card I made awhile back for a club project. The technique was using Craft Ink without embossing it and using the heat tool to heat set the ink. I love craft ink! You can stamp colour over colour....not so much with Classic Ink. Also, I wanted to show you where I found the inspiration for this card. You can find inspiration in the funniest places. So here is the card.....

And here is where I found my inspiration.

Now try and guess what it is exactly...leave a comment!

I have another card to post a little later. I'll check back and see what you have come up with. Have fun!

Friday, March 19, 2010

My Stampin' Up Story....

I've been scrapbooking since Jon and I got married in 2001. I started with our wedding pictures. I didn't reallt know what I was doing....my sister-in-law is American and had been scrappin' for years....she showed me some of her scrapbooks. So I had some ideas. I started collecting supplies. Tons of patterned paper, lots of stickers...remember those? I use stamps instead of stickers now. As the years past I was very frustrated with the fact that I had all this patterned papers and no matching cardstock. I would take my patterned paper back to the scrapbook store to try and match it up with cardstock...usually with no luck. Then in September of 2007 My girlfriend hosted a Stampin' Up! workshop and invited me to go. I sat with that catalogue so quietly....just taking it all in. Wow, they have cardstock that matches exactly to the patterned paper! And not just one colour to match the paper....but lots of colour choices! And there is ribbon to match and ink that matches and....all of it matches! Now I'm excited. I brought my catalogue home and studied it. I then figued that if I wanted to have all this matching product then I would be spending lots of money! So why not become a demonstrator and get a discount on my purchses. When you become a demo you are only required to do $400 in sale in three months....well, I knew I could very easily do that! So I found the demonstrator that had done my girlfriends' workshop and asked her about one million questions!!! And in May of 2008 I joined the Stampin' Up! family. It has changed my life! I started with an Open House to introduce my friends and family to my new love! For your first order as a demonstrator your get 30% off your purchase or if it's a workshop order then you get 30% instant income...what? I get to make money to spend on more Stampin' Up! product? Whooo hoooo! Then a girlfriend hosted a workshop for me...then I did another and another...and then those women I met wanted to get together once a month so I started a club. I joined just for the discount! Now I was making a little money just by getting together with my friends! So this May I will have been a demonstrator for 2 years...I've won two Art Contestsand had my work published in our Stampin' Success Magazine, I currently have a team of five downlines, I've promoted three times and heading for my fourth! I have attended a Stampin' Up! seminar.........OMissGosh! It's like 500 Stampin' Up! crazed women!!! So much fun! This summer in July I will be attending Stampin' Up!'s Convention in Salt Lake City, and in January I will be attending Leadership Convention in Nashville! Soon I will be able to do this full-time. I am having the time of my life. I have meet some of the most amazing people because of Stampin' Up!...my first downline and I have become very close friends, and one of my customers...that I never would have met...has become on of my closest friends. And I just joined for the discount! But I have gotten so much more! Thanks for listening to my Stampin' Up Story.

Starter Kit is 15% off only for another 13 days.......

Did you know that the starter kit is the best way to get all the products you need to get started with stampin'? It has the Stampin' Scrub Pad and Stampin' Mist...you get to choose the stamp sets, the cardstock colour and the ink pad colours you want to come in your kit! And from now until the end of March you can purchase this Starter Kit for $225....that is with a 15% saving off the original price of $269.....plus in addition to kit you get to pick a stamp set of your choice valued up to $63.95 for FREE! All of this is valued at over $430! Also, if you are interested in My Digital Studio (paper crafting..digitally!), you can get a small version of the starter kit but including the My Digital Studio program for $199 (regular price $239) plus the frre stamp set (valued up to $63.95).
You are invited to join my Stampin' Up family, wether you want to join just for the discount (20% all your purchases) or to build a business, you can enjoy all the benefits of a demonstrator...
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•Five complete stamp sets
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•Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
•Five Classic Stampin' Pads
•VersaMark Pad
•Snail Adhesive
•Stampin' Scrub and Mist
•Blender pens
•Business forms and tools

 Starter Kit plus My Digital Studio Kit

•My Digital Studio software
•Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
•Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
•Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
•Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
•Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
•Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
•Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
•Button Latte Designer buttons
•Stampin' Dimensionals
•Mini Glue Dots
•SNAIL Adhesive
•Business supplies (product catalogues, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Have questions? Interested but want to know more? Contact me jodikutz@cogeco.ca or 519-344-1491... I'll answer all your questions.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

I survived the day!

It's been a long day! My kiddies went to my in-laws for a sleep over last night so my hubby and I went out for dinner and to do a little shopping (Summer's birthday is coming soon). I really neede to be home getting ready for club but we rarely get time alone these days. So I figured I had all day today to get things ready since my in-laws we going to keep the kids until 4:30pm. Well, at noon Liam called home and said he wasn't feeling well and wanted to come home. So they brought Liam home...and then once Summer saw me she wanted to stay home too.  Well, I fed them lunch and put them both to brd for a nap. Liam was not feeling well because he was exhausted...too much going on for March Break...and two sleepovers in a row. Anyway, I managed to get everything together on time....but next time I will have things ready sooner....it has been a long day!

Here is the card we made in club...I CASE'd (Create And Share Everything) this card from another demostrator (Ilana Crouse).....

We also started our techniques album. I'll post that pic tomorrow. Each month when we get together we will add a page showing the technique we used on the project we made that night at club...that way club members will always have this to refer back to when scrappin' at home.

I have a special "Special" right now until the end of March...end of Sale-a-bration. I put it in an earlier post. I posted the wrong amount...it should have stated....My special is: when you put in a $65 order (before taxes) you qualify for a Sale-a-bration set from this years collection and one from the 2009 Collection as well.
And if you place an order for $130 you'll receive 2 from each collection!

Good-night!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Scrapbook Purse...

We made this last night in my class. The paper is retired (sorry, don't fall in love with it!) but it made such a pretty purse. The purse is made from two 6 by 6" envelopes. So cute!






The kids are going for a sleep over tonight at the grandparents! I'll be getting ready for my club tomorrow night. I am putting together a Techniques Album...so every club night when we use a new technique we'll make a page to add to our albums. And we'll make projects using that new technique! Then you'll have a reference album to look back on when needing some ideas.

March Break...Break for who???

Sorry I don't have a card to post tonight. I'm thinking March Break isn't a break for me! (I want to apologize to JC for keeping you so late...I thought it was an hour earlier than it actually is! )
I had a class tonight...it was enjoyable! Thank you ladies! I will take pic's of the purse we made and post them tomorrow...I guess tomorrow is today now! Good night!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Two Step Stampin'....

Stampin' Up! is offering a great new promotion in April...I think you'll like it. I can't tell you yet....but it has to do with Two Step Stampin'.  You may have noticed when studing the Idea Book and Catalogue that there is a small icon beside some of the stamps that say 2-Step. This means that you need to layer the stamped images using a combination of ink colours. My favorite tool, the Stamp-a-ma-jig, is used to make sure that the layered stamped images line up perfectly. I love that! So in this card I used a Two Step Stamp Set called Greenhouse Garden. It has lots of beautiful flowers. It gives the flowers a more realistic look. For this flower I used Pretty in Pink for the first layer of the stamped image and Regal Rose for the second layer of the image. I used Craft Regal Rose so that I could emboss this detailed image. Then I used a blender pen and Bashful Blue Ink to add some colour to the Whisper White background...helps to make the flowers pop! I hope you enjoy this card.



Saturday, March 13, 2010

End of Sale-a-bration Special!!!!

The end of Sale-a-bration is coming soon! So I have an extra special "SPECIAL" for you! If you place an order with me from now until March 31/2010 by 10pm of $75 (before tax) you can choose one Sale-a-bration Item from the 2009 Collection (shown in the picture below). There are 4 different stamp sets to choose from, or a 16 page Designer Series Paper, or choose one of two different colours of ribbon as well. Therefore with your $75 order you will receive one SAB set from this years' collection and one from last years' collection.......and I'll make it even SWEETER...if you place an order of $150 (before tax) you'll receive 2 sets from this years' collection and 2 from last years' collection!!! That's alot of free product! You can email me your order or place it online. (One exclusion...Stamp Club Hostess cannot receive this special on the "Club Money" part of her order....but if she places an order of $70 over and above "Club Money" then she is entitled to this special.)


(The DSP package has 16 sheets with 8 patterns in total.)

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Upsy Daisy...my take

I was inspired by another Demonstrator (Diane Noble) with this card. It uses the Upsy Daisy stamp set and teaches the shadow technique. Then I took a picture of it in front of a sunny window So the shadow of the tag is real but the shadow of the flowers is stamped Pretty cool, eh? I couldn't decide which picture I liked more so here are both.



I have a few minutes of spare time left...Summer is our with her grandparents this morning. They take her to Early Years Play Group and then out to McD's for lunch. I went to the Arena to watch Liam skate this morning with the school. He is doing so fantasic. I think we'll put him in hockey next year. I think I hear a car door...Summer must be home now.....have a great day! 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I got somethings accomplished!!!!

Hi Ladies. I am realizeing that it takes a lot of little tasks to manage a blog and please accept my apologies for taking so long to post new projects. I don't get down to my studio daily to make new creations to share. The kids are loving the fact that I'm not working (at my job) so much...like never these days! (ok I work tonight). It's very hard to get down there in the daytime because Summer likes me to play with her...and I am enjoying this time with her. In September she'll mostly likely be in school full-time...and the Summertime is coming and she'll have to share me with Liam. Actually next week too...March break! By the time I get the kids to bed at night I'm too tired to go downstairs!!!
I did have some time on the weekend to make a few new cards. One of my customers stopped in to pick up her order...her niece is and old friend of mine. She gave me some sad news.  My friend lost her Dad just a few weeks ago...and now she just got news that her Mom has only months. My heart just breaks for her and her family. So I thought I'd make some cards to send to her Mom...to keep her smiling. She is the nicest and funniest Mom's ever! When I was in college we always hung out at their house...her parents were always so interested in our lives. It's nice...alot of friends parents didn't even care to know their kids friends names...not them. We had alot of BBQ's there and pool parties. So much fun.
So here is one of the cadrs I made.....
I really love this card. I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set. The card base is Kraft CS and I used Rich Razzleberry for a punch of colour...a little Old Olive for the leaves and some Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon. This is my kinda card. It has a simple look...but has lots of detail. I designed this card. I used the Spritzer tool with a Soft Suede marker. The brads are Very Vanilla...the small one from the Very Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware...and the big one is from the 5/16 size of brads (I think...can you belive a don't have a catalogue within reach to check...I always have a catalogue nearby...what is going on with me?)
I took these pictures in front of a sunny window. It really makes for a good pic. Beautiful day out! Summer even begged me to get out her bike...she's been buggin' for a while to ride her bike....like just before the big snow. She was so happy to be out there in the sun today! I think she'll have me out there everyday from now until the next snowfall...next winter. Thank God for my laptop!
So enjoy this beautiful day! I have taken pic's of my other cards so I will post one tomorrow. Thanks for stoppin' in.

Friday, March 5, 2010

No new creation today...sorry!

I wasn't able to create something new today...I was busy with Stampin' Up! stuff though...I was helping a friend join Stampin' Up! So I like to make a big warm and fuzzy Welcome to my team, Janet! My team is growing! I love this new leadership role. I really like to share with them all the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
Today was very excitng for me...mostly because of Janet!...and also because I was surprised this morning with a Sneak Peek at the upcoming Summer Mini Catalogue!!!!!!!! I love everything!!! I know, your not surprised. Stampin' Up! keeps making it better and better. Some fantastic new product!!! I'm so excited! Sadly we have to wait....not available for ordering until May 1st. Well, for you :(  , for me pre-order is April 1st. If you'd like to have the same pre-order date as me...you know what you have to do!
It's Friday night...movie night for the kids!!!! Maybe I can sneak down to my studio and create something!!! Shhhh...if I go quietly they might not notice I've left the room....yeah, right! lol! Worth a try. Here I go...shhhh.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My New Stampin' Up Blog...

Stampin' Up! has updated our website to include a place to blog. Go to http://www.jodikutz.stampinup.net/ then click "About Me" and you'll see in the drop down menu "My Blog". I'll see how it goes....see how user friendly it is. So the card on today's post is on this blog too. Ill have more later today! I'm feeling creative!!!

Thank you Neighbour!

I was in a jam yesterday...with Summer napping so late and still sleeping when I had to go and pick up Liam from school and my Dad from the hospital...I ran next door and asked my neighbour if she could come over and sit while Summer napped...and she did...so sweet of her! So today while Summer napped I made her this card using, of course, the Good Neighbour Sale-a-bration Stamp Set. It is the first chance I've had to use this set...I've been wanting to....so here it is.
Two posts in one day...well, sort of...I see it is after 12am now. lol! G'night!
P.S. Mr. Brown did come today...I asked him why it was not here yesterday...he said because they new guy put it in the wrong truck!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Finally what you've all been looking for!!!

Here is a card that I made for my youngest brothers' (I have three of them) birthday in February. As you can see he turned 30. I can't believe he's 30...I can't believe my age either. I don't think I'll say my age out loud again...lol! My Mom will not admit to her childrens ages either. And she's been in denial since my oldest brother turned 18!
I use Extreme Elements stamp set. I love this one for masculine cards. My brother loves the colour purple. I know, stange...most guys say they don't have a favorite colour. I used a sponge dauber to put Rich Razzleberry on the chipboard numbers. On the card base (Kraft CS) I used Versamark, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede. I stamped off the Soft Suede to get the look I wanted. I also used my spritzer tool. I used the Mark the Date stamp set and the Calendar Numbers and Letters Set and the Full Calendar set. I love these sets. I wrapped some string around the calendar piece...it gives a more masculine feel then ribbon.
He love the card! I could tell he was impressed by the smile on his face.  He even turned the card over to look for my "Stamped by Jodi" stamp on the back. I have forgotten to do that.

I had my Tuesday Night Club last night...Thank you ladies! I always have the best time with you! Once a month seems too long to wait to catch up on all the things going on in your lives. I'd have you every night if my husband wouldn't mind!
I promise I'll add more pic's later today!!!
Mr. Brown did not come last night. So I substituted for another colour for one card and one of my customers had a full roll of the other colour I needed. So it all worked out! Mr. Brown will be coming today!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Crazy Day!

Adding a few pictures has been on my list of things to do today....but sometimes the days doesn't go as I plan! I had to take my Dad to his appointment at the hospital today for a scope...I have a club tonight...so I had to get my studio tidied up before I took him at 11:30am. The hospital was supposed to call at 1:45pm to say that he needs picked up...they called at 2pm to say that he hasn't gone in yet...he'll be done at 3pm...but I have to get Liam from school at 3:15pm...all the while Summmer usually goes for a nap around 1pm...but I couldn't put her down because Dad was supposed to be ready at 1:45pm. So at 1:45 she asked if she could lay down on the couch for a nap...not a good idea! Now she's exhausted...she had a melt down...finally fell asleep at 2:45pm. Now I have to wake her in 5 mins to go and get Liam from school...then go up to the hospital to get my Dad! And to top it all off, I'm waiting for Mr. Brown to drop off an order today that has supplies for my club tonight...when I checked UPS website, it says my order has been rescheduled for tomorrow! Pray for me that I can make it throught the next few hours without losing it...grouchy Summer...groggy Dad....hungry Liam...stressed out me! Hopefully my husband comes home happy and patient for a girl who had no nap. And she's supposed to go to school fulltime in Sept. She'll never do without a nap! Thanks for listening...I feel a little better already!

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