This is the project I worked on all day yesterday! I am so pleased with how it turned out! I received this stamp set at Stampin' Up!'s Regional Event in Hamilton on the weekend....I have been waiting and waiting to get my hands on this set and trying to control myself by not ordering it because I knew that I was getting it....that was hard! I love this set...the medallion image is so pretty!
This project was inspired by Kimberly Van Diepen. She is so talented. I changed up the elements and made it my own. This was really fun. I love the details! There are so many products used that I won't list them.
Then when I finished this project I went to to make three cards using this stamp set too...it is called Day of Gratitude (#120835 $32.95 w or #121148 22.95 c on pg 12 of the Holiday Mini!)
I think that I'll save the cards to share with you tomorrow! Not to tease you but incase I don't get down to my studio tonight to get something new created for tomorrow!
And this way I'll have some details for the class I'll be offering for this stamp set!
Hope that you liked my project today...you can leave me a comment telling me if you do! I' love to hear your thoughts!
So much fun! And Shelli was there...you don't know who Shelli is? She is the Co-founder and President of Stampin' UP! Such a beautiful and sweet and gracious lady! I went up to her and asked if I could have a picture with her....I shook her hand and introduced myself and she says...you know that we shouldn't be shaking hands...I'm so embarrased now...I said "my hands are clean!". I was thinking that she was referring to the time of year and how gems are passed by shaking hands! She then said that we should be hugging! She said that Canadians are so polite with hand shaking but that Americans HUG. So I said "oh, you want a hug...I can do that! So I hugged her....RED FACE and all. It doesn't help that my ear is still plugged and I'm thinking I missed some of what she said! That's my story and I'm sticking with that! Well, I think that she'll remember me! It's hard not to be a little awe struck. I always embarass myself in social situations....imagine what kinda silly thing I'd say to Brad Pitt if ever given the chance to meet him! Oh well, what can you do!
So Stampin' Up has made becoming a demonstrator a really awesome thing right now! Not only do you get the most amazing Starter Kit...you also get the New Greenhouse Gala Tote (you can see it on the left hand column of my blog). I have one and it is the BEST!!! Then while we were in Hamiton yesterday they sweetened the deal a little more!!!! If you join my team before October 10th you will recieve a SNEAK PEEK stamp set from the next Mini Catalogue! It's called EAT CHOCOLATE!!! Here are some sample made with this set!
(and although I haven't seen it...word on the SU street is that these cute little guys are PUNCHED out with a co-ordinating PUNCH!!! You know how SU makes everything amazing wonderfully exciting by CO-ORDINATING EVERYTHING!!!!) If you have though...even just once...about becoming a demonstrator, then call me and we'll talk. I will answer all of your questions. So whether you just want to become a demonstrator for yourself and your friends or if you want to make a little extra income (Christmas is coming!) we can make a plan for you. I am here to help you get want you want out of your new adventure.
I have been wonderfully spoiled today! Jon has made breakfast, lunch and dinner today! He has bathed the kidlets and they are soon ready for bed. I have been able to stamp today! I have the finishing touches to do on this project then I'll get the picture and post it tomorrow! I am always so inspired by other demonstrators. After being at Regionals I have so many ideas swimming aroung in my head! Got to get them made!
I'm gonna run and spend some time with the kids before bed...I think we'll be reading some of our favorite stories tonight!
I'll be leaving in less than an hour...just waiting for my jammies to dry! Geeting in some last minute snuggles with the kidlets!
I ended up going to the ER last night to have my ear checked...it's an infection...swimmers ear! I should have gone sooner in the week! That'll teach me. I went after my club members left and I got there around 11pm and crawled into bed at 2am...long wait for a 2 min diagnosis! Hot Doc though!
Here the the card front I made for a swap for the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar...it was inspired by Sandi MacIver....
This second one was my first version...
I couldn't do this as a swap card because I used markers on the Holly...way too time consuming...also I didn't have enough of the Whisper White Satin Ribbon.
Ohhhhh, I love this little guy!!! This little gingerbread man is from the Jolly Bingo Bits from the Holiday Mini! The are 24 very cute little Christmas images in this stamp set...the possibilities are truly endless.
You can fin this little cutie on page 28 of the Holiday Mini (#120857 w or #121187 c).
I did get to make some swaps last night!!! I made 30 card fronts. I spent this morning getting them all finished. Swapping cards at Stampin' Up! events is really a fun experience! Can't wait for tomorrow night! I get to spend some time with my great friend and downline Sue Grant who has been MIA because she started a new full time job. I miss talking to her everyday. So it'll be nice to get to spend Friday night and all day Saturday in Hamilton...doing what we love! STAMPING!!!
Here are my candy wrapper treats for the kids classes....there are 30 students in Summer's class and 20 in Liam's...
Actually I don't think that there are quite 50 there....I need to recount and make a few more. I used the Wicked Fun Specialty DSP for these little cuties. I save out the Flocked paper and will use those for another project so that's why I was short a few candy wrappers....these went together very easily...once I got the hang of it! I cut them all out and then put the together while watching TV the other night. I'm thinking that I will stamp a Spooky greeting on them too. So not quite done but definately ahead of schedule!
I worked on a few Christmas card today while my Mom was here for a visit. Then she was telling me how she has to create a display at work in a display case and they can win a prize for the best display case...it's for a gift they are giving away....a camera. She she was brain-storming how to make a carmera from a box. So as she's thinking out loud how to do this I got out the Big Shot Box #2 XL die and ran thru a piece of Basic Grey CS and folded it up, then I punched some circles and stuff....then I showed her what I had made and she said "that will do just perfectly!". Then I let her leave without taking a picture of it...silly me!
I am going to Stampin' Up!'s Regional Seminar in Hamilton on Saturday...I got to thinkning today that I should make up some cards to swap....I know leaving it kinda late. But this one card I made up today would be really quick and simple. I was thinking of using it for a Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack.
So maybe tonight I'll make a few. Last night I ended up resting on the couch after the kids went to bed...boy, they sure wear me out. By the time I get them to bed I'm beat. If I sit down on the couch then I'm done.
Well not really....it's a whooping 30 degress out right now in Sarnia! WOW! I love that song and always sing it to the kids....but I was refering to my card today! Oh, just a sec I gotta check on the lasagna in the oven.......ok it's ready! Gotta get the kids in and cleaned up for dinner....well, it'll need to cool awhile. Back to my card....this is a card that we made at my workshop on Sunday. It's a shaker card. I used Stampin' UP!'s new glass glitter...oh, I love this glitter...it's no mess glitter...gotta love that!!!!! I cased this card from Stampin' Connection. I changed it up a bit. I'm sorry I'll have to look up the name of the original creator!
Okay so I tried looking up her name and it seems that she must not have tagged her photo right and I cannot find her...I'm sorry to that demo. I like to give credit to those who I've cased.
I used Alway Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake cardstock. The stamps sets are "Welcome Chritmas" (page 37 of the IBC #118736 w or 120597 c) and the sentiment is from the "Bright Christmas" stamp set found in the Holiday Mini on page 22 (#121678 w or 121318 c). I also used the "En Francais" background stamp (page 142 IBC #109521) and the "Vintage Wallpaper" Impressions embossing folder.
I love this card and think that I'll be making more of these...maybe even tonight if the kids don't wear me out first.
Tomorrow I will show you my Hallowen Treats for the kids classes. I have them all done. I know it is really early..but if you remember I was a little off my game last year! I just need to add the candy!
Here is the fourth card for the Over the Top Card Class that I missed last post...
I love love love this paper....and I want to share it with you!!! If you want to join in for this class...call me (or email me!!) tonight as I am cutting for it and there is still seats open!
My poor ear is still plugged...has been for days now! Poor Jon is not feeling well...coming down with a cold...Liam had a cough yesterday but seems fine so far today and Miss Summer is just fine so far...fingers crossed!
Have I told you how much I love Stampin' Up! lately? I recieved three free stamps sets from Mr. Brown today!!! Can't wait to play with those....I cannot reveal why I got them yet...stay tuned!
One of the most important reasons that I love SU is because of the people it has brought into my life! From my wonderful Customers to awesome Demonstrators...I have made the most wonderful friends...one new friend I have made is a demonstrator that lives in Edmonton...we connected on Stampin' Connection (it's kinda like FB for Demonstrators only). We chatted online for a few months...then last week she suprized me with a phone call! She called last night too and we easily spent one hour on the phone!! If it wasn't for her beautiful daughters needing bath time and my dear Husband, who very patiently waited that hour to watch a movie with me...I'm pretty sure we could have talked for hours more! So now we are trying to make a plan to meet at Leadership (a Stampin' Up! Event that is for demo's with growing businesses). I soooo hope that we both can go...It'll be so much fun! So here's shout out to my new friend in Edmonton...Tamara Bertram.
These are the cards for my "Over the Top" Card class being held Tuesday, September 21 at 7pm.
This (above) was cased from Kimberly Van Diepen.
I seem to have forgotten to take a picture of the fourth card...silly me!
Contact me to reserve you seat!
So we managed to survive Summer's first full week of school. Poor girl...she has had too many meltdowns! Jon took the day off work today to help me clean some stuff out of the basement. He took the kids to school. Summer cried when he left. Poor Jon!
Liam has his buddy over and Jon is building a campfire for them. I'm hiding in the house because I don't want to smell like campfire tonight! I love the campfire, don't get me wrong...but Jon and I worked hard today...moving funiture and stuff...I just had a shower late this afternoon....I'm tired!
Maybe I'll sneak down to the studio and make a card...or cut the cards for my workshop for Sunday! Looking forward to that!
I so LOVE this stamp set!!! It's called Greeting Card Kids found on page of the Idea Book and Catalogue (#119887)...
Oh aren't they adorable!!!
So I wanted to use the little boy and girl stamp...but I wanted them individually....I inked one of them up at a time very carefully with Black Stazon.
This is what I came up with!
I need to make a couple more of these little cuties...I gave them all away to some wonderful Teachers at the kids school!
Speacking of kids and school...a little update on Summer...she is doing great at school....she has had tears in the mornings before school and at night before bed. Not this morning though! It has been very long week for her...and me...I miss my sidekick!
And Liam...well, he's doing fantastic! Making new friends and trading Pokeman (sp?) cards!
These are the cards we will me making in my Keep It Simple Card Class this week on Thursday at 7pm...contact me to reserve you seat!
Each one of these cards uses the Greenhouse Gala DSP. Very versatile...look at all the didferent colour schemes in just one Designer Series Paper!
Class Date: Thursday, September 16th
Class Time: 7pm
I will run this class every month. So keep an eye on my Events page on my Demonstrator website for class dates and contact me to sign up each month. No monthly commitment on your part just call to reserve your seat.
I'm sorry that you have come to visit to see some new creations and there haven't been any! This back to school this is so hard and very time consuming!
Liam has made it through two full days back to school...he got punched today...poor little guy...get to figure all that out tomorrow...he told the "staff" at recess but his teacher didn't find out until I was asking him in the hallway today if he'd been crying today because he had a streak of dirt near his eye...you know that dirty hand wiping the tears away? His teacher happen to over hear us talking. Liam didn't know the boys name and thinks this boy is in his class...so he is to point out the boy tomorrow morning. A "no hands on policy" my tush! Every beginning of school something like this happenes to him...lucky for me he still likes school.
Miss Summer has her first day tomorrow. I'm so sad! She's gonna cry, then I'll cry, then she'll cry more cause I'm crying....it's gonna be messy! You know as hard as I try I can't control the tears. She had a hugh meltdown tonight...I had to shower her while she was screaming...poor hubby had to leave the room because of her screaming...what the neighbor's must think! I put her to bed at 6:30. Poor girl. After I finally got her settled we were chatting about school tomorrow...(she has been excited so far) but when I told her that I would take her nap for her in her bed she started to cry and said that she wanted to stay home with me :(
The only reason I said it is because she has been telling me that I can play with her toys and watch her TV shows while she's at school, to give me stuff to do while I'm home alone...and it was her idea that I have a nap in her bed. This is so hard. I really don't even want to imagine what it will be like when she goes off to University or gets married and moves out...(thinking of you C.S.). Why do they have to grow up? I keep telling her to stop growing! And she says "Mommmyyy, I can't stop growing silly!". And if you know Summer then you know why I tell her to stop growing...she is 4 years old and she is the size of a 5-6 year old. Not kidding you! I just bought her some size 6 pants today...I just bought her 7 year old brother size 6 pants today too! They are both wearing size 2 shoes. They weigh the same. He is taller...Thank goodness for his sake!
Thanks for listening....and for listening I have a project for you! This is one of the projects I made for our "All Boxed Up for Christmas Event"...
It's a little scrapbook in a box! I haven't had time to scrap it, of course. It will fit wallet sized pictures...great little gift!
Thanks for stopping in!
I don't think I'll get any fun time tomorrow...I think I need to keep busy with some house work to keep my mind off my girl! And my boy!
First day of school always makes me sad! Today Liam goes into grade 2...where does the time go? SUmmer has her interview with her teaches at 12:45 today...then Thursday will be her first day...all day :( . I am going to miss her terribly! She has been my side kick for ahwile now...what will I do without her? I know, I know, I'll get lots of things done...and I do look forward to all the extra time I'm going to have...but I would much rather have her here with me every other day then being gone all day every day....I don't know what our government was thinking...4 year old are too young for this. The only ones that really benefit are those parents that have been paying for daycare. They are all pretty happy. We'll see how it goes.
Liam is all ready for shcool this morning...lunch bag packed, back pack packed...dressed...I'm surprized he doesn't have his shoes on and waiting in the car! Miss Summer on the other hand is actually still sleeping! I think this is the latest she has slept in all summer long! Figures! I better go and get her up.
Wish me luck today! I'm gonna need it!
P.S. Sue G. good luck on your first day at your new job today! You'll do great! I'm proud of you!
So this is what I have been busy working on....My "Year of Memories" Scrapbook"! So I made scrapbooks of my kidlets every year to give as gifts to my parents, in-laws and my brother-in-law and his wife. And this year I decided I wanted one for myself. Now I am making 4! I have the 4 of my title page finished and the pieces cut for the Dec 2009 and Jan 2010 layouts but only one of each finished! I am hoping to work on them on the night of this Scrapbook Class!
So here they are...
This is Christmas morning 2009. They kids were so excited! This was the first year that Summer really "got" it. When we just had Liam my parents would spend Christmas morning with us...but now there are lots of grand children and two of my three brothers live out of town...my parents are usually busy with one of my brothers visiting homw or visiting one of my brothers out of town :( .SO I know that they'll love these pictures of moments they missed.
January fun! My birthday is in January so the top left pic was just after the kids and hubby sang Happy Birthday to me. My hubby made my birthday dessert! It wasn't cake either. This sweetie made me a peanut butter cheesecake with oreo cookie crust...OMGoodness it was awesome...Jon you rock!
Next pic's are Liam and Summer skating...Summer's first time!! and the next page is one morning that Liam was in school and it was just SUmmer and I home...sniff, sniff....she was out in the snow. I was taking secret pic's of her thru the window....then I saw her eating the snow off her mittens....I went out to offer her a snack but she said that the snow would do!
There are 8x8 pages. I always use wallet sized photo's that I print myself...so that I can put 3-4 pic's per page. I choose my favorite pic's of the kids and whatever the may have done that month.
So these will be the first pages we'll be making in my "A Year of Memories" Scrapbook Class (class 1 of 4). By early December, when the last class will be...you'll have a completed 8x8 Year of Memories Scrapbook...and I'll have 4! Whoo hooo.....I am so excited for this class. Not sure who to make one for?....keep it for yourself... or make it for the grandparents...or the family member that lives out of town! You'll be so happy that you did it! A completed scrapbook!!!! How many do you have that are "not completed" or "a work in progress"????? The class starts later in September....contact me fo rmore details!
Have a great long weekend!
We are actually off to my in-laws End-of Summer pool party! Crazy because it is cold here today! He says the water is warm....yeah, that's because the air is so cold! I'm not going in!
I have to post fast tonight...the kids are getting goofy...the movie is almost over...gotta get them into bed before the sleepy monster takes over...you know when they get sooooo goofy it's hard to have a "good" good night?
So here is my card for today!
Again, lots of Holiday Mini product in this one! If you didn't receive the Holiday Mini then there is a link on the left of my blog here that you can go to see the new product there.
I have been working on my srapbook pages for my Scrapbook Series Class....Oh, I cannot wait to share them! I will finish up the ones I am working on tonight and then I'll post them tomorrow! I haven't done much scrapbooking in two years...cards are much faster when you have little ones! Boy, oh, boy I sure missed scrapbooking! I've still got the hang of it and I am loving using stamps on my pages...you'll see what I mean!
Ok gotta run...movie is over...now off to brush teeth and jamma's on and into bed...No, not me silly, the kids! I'm going to scrap!
I made this card last week....I was unsure of this Christmas colour palette when I first saw the Holiday Mini...but once I got the Candy Cane Christmas Specialty DSP (#120809) I was inspired and I love these colours...for sure they are not traditional Christmas colours...I'll have some of that soon!
See those red shiny polka dots? They are red glitter! But glitter that doesn't come off on your hands and gets on your face and then you can't get rid of it!!! Ahhhhh! Glitter! I like glitter just not on me...or the table...or the floor...you know what I mean!
So lots of new Holiday Mini product used on this card...the scallop border is created from a die called Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die (#120893). The Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is called Northern Flurry (#120902) and the small snowflake is from a Decorative Strip die called Northern Frost (#120901).
Oh and that ribbon! The ribbon is Real Red Taffeta! I love the new Taffeta ribbon...well the taffeta ribbon is not new exactly...we've had it for awhile...but now it is available in 10 new colours and 13 colours in total....this Real Red is new to the taffeta ribbon family!!! RIBBON....I LOVE RIBBON!!!
I have been busy tonight...I made 30 3x3 cards and I made 4 scrapbook pages for my upcoming Scrapbooking Series Class. I have all the cards ready for my upcoming card classes...you are gonna love those! We I guess you'd better sign up for the class if you want to see them! Next I gotta get my club projects ready!
I hope that you liked my card! Thanks for stopping in!