Sunday, October 16, 2011

FREE Big Shot!!!!

If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20 discount on your favourite products, now is the perfect time! During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator. (**or if have the Big Shot a;ready you can choose up to $125 worth of product, think of all the dies you could get for your Big Shot!)

In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit--a steal at just $215--contains over $425 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies--everything you need to start your new business.

There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including
•A 20 percent product discount!
•A free monthly issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
•Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
•Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
•Regular get-togethers to stamp!
•Free access to an online community of 30,000+ creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
•Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!

That's $550 worth of stamping supplies for only $215. Can you imagine??? Remember that the kit is customizable as well so you can choose the stamps sets you love and ink colours you don't have yet!

If you have any questions or want to know how to get in on this amazing opportunity, contact me today.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beautiful Retirement....

I was asked to make a retirement card for a women at work, so I cased this beautiful card by Renne Van Stralen, WOW she does beautiful work!!

I used a Hostess Set called Simply Soft. The colours are Crumb Cake (card base), Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Whisper White and a little Sahara Sand for antiquing. The polka dot designer paper is from the Pocketful of Posies DSP. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. And finally the Embossed oval is from the Designer Frames embossing folders set. Love those!!

I hope that you are getting in some stampin time of your own, I know for me it has been hard. We have been short staffed at work and I for one have been working too many hours to help definately cuts into my stampin time!

Have a great Wednesday!!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bright Hopes...

This is the name of the stamp set I used on this lovely Christmas Card...

I love this colour's very striking...Basic Gray and Brushed Silver and Cherry Cobbler. It might be a little hard to tell in this photo that the tree image has BLING all over the tree. The sentiment comes from a Stamp Set called Come to Bethlehem...I love the scripted font! I am thinking this might just be THE card that I will send out to our family and friend this Christmas season. But this is only the first Christmas stamp set I have used so far, I have others that are anxiously awaiting their turn to be inked.

So I thought this was kinda cool, I got an email last night from Tiffany Bauer, an impressive a Stamping Up! Demonstrator. She will be featuring my Gently Falling leaves card I post last Saturday on her blog:
so go check out her lovely blog and all the other beautiful "picks" she has posted there.

My oldest brother is getting married next exciting!! I went shopping yesterday and found a BEAUTIFUL dress. It's black and purple. And I found a lovely black and purple coat to match (Lucky find...on sale for half price!!) This dress is so comfortable too! Silly, I know, but it is nice to be comfortable. Now I just have to find comfortable shoes...not likely!!

I have the kids painting some Plaster Christmas Ornaments right now, they are quiet and getting along wonderfully! Knock on wood!! I think that this is my que to head downstairs and get some stamping done!

Thanks for stopping in today, and enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gently Falling...

I received this beautiful stamp set from Stampin' Up!, it's called Gently Falling. It's a two step it!! The saying is from the stamp set called Petite Pairs...a new favorite. It has a saying for the front of the card and one for the inside as well, it covers all kinds of occasions!

The DSP I used is called Spice Cake, I love the colours in this paper. I used some new ribbon, More Mustard Scalloped Edge Polka Dot grosgrain Ribbon. I cut the piece of ribbon in half down the middle to save on ribbon, then I added a strip of Sticky Strip down the edge of the DSP on the back side and added the ribbon so that only the pretty little scallop showed.

Well, I guess I better put the stamps down and get moving! I sent my husband and the kiddies off to the in-laws for a swim. I told them I'd met them there after I got some stampin' done. But can you ever really be done stampin'? Never! I have been working so much that I have not had much time stampin'. I am actually working on getting my next stamp club cards ready and it's not till the 13th, and if you know me I never get things done early!! But I don't have a choice. I will mostly be working from now until then.

Liam starts school on Tuesday, Grade 3!! Wow! And Miss Summer starts on Thursday, SK! They are so ready!! I'm not. I really do love having them home, even though there are days when they drive me crazy...but only because they are bored, so we find something fun to do and they're better!

Ok, I said I was going, going swimming!! Better move my tushy.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Holiday Mini goes LIVE!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! The Holiday Mini is here!! I love this year's Holiday Mini, full of fun new things!! Quilted Satin Ribbon, a Stocking Die, Silver Glitter Paper, Peek-a-boo Windon Die...and so much more! Click the pic on the right hand side of this page and you can see it all for yourself!!

Make a cuppa joe and find a quiet, comfy place, put your feet up and  just enjoy lookin' at this wonderful Mini Catalogue!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August already??

Where do the time go? I wish life would slow down a little! I wish that the Summer months would last two months longer!!

I have a fantastic promotion to shre with you!! Buy 3 DSP Get one Free!! Gotta love free!
Now's your chance to get all the pretty new Designer Serries Papers in the New Catalogue!

Better get to bed...I have 120 Wedding Invitations to finish tomorrow. Argh, can't wait to have them finished...just the little things now, like glueing in the inside. I will take pic's and post them soon.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Club Cards....

These are this months club cards....
also we made the 50th Birthday from the previous post.

Sorry it's a quick post. I am exhausted but cannot sleep. My Dad is in the hospital tonight. He went to help my brother (that lives in McHernry, Illinois, the other side of Chicago) remove a tree that had fallen on his house. Well, Dad fell off the roof and has a fractured pelvis. He did not want to be admitted to a hospital in the US so my brother drove him back home (6 hour drive that they had just done the night before) to be admitted early this morning. He is bumped and bruised and in some pain. There was some internal bleeding has that has stopped and he will not need surgery. Crazy man is 63 yrs old but thinks he is'd think by now he's have outgrown that notion!

Please keep my my in your thoughts.

Thanks for stoppin' in!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I have cards to share!!

I have been busy but making time for stampin' too! I was commissioned to make a few Birthday cards for a customer. These first three are for her....

And this little sweetie is something I just finished. I used the NEW Petite Pocket die! I love this die!

The Stamp Set is called Kindness Matters. These three beautiful butterflies are one stamp, except they line up horizontally. I used a Soft Suede marker and my favorite tool, the Stamp-a-ma-jig, to get the butterflies lined up vertically. The colours I used are Crumb Cake, the dark blue is a New In Colour called Island Indigo, and the lighter blue is call Pool Party, also an New In Colour! Love them!!

I have been very busy stampin' Wedding Invitations too. My oldest brother is getting married in October. So my Mom offered our services making the invitations! They need 120 of them. I have lots to do, but I have made a good dent in the work. I will post those soon. I am heat embossing a red rose.....120 of them. I think I have 45 done. I am using Cherry Cobbler Craft Ink and Clear Embossing powder....the colour is so rich and it is exactly the colour of red as the bridesmaids dresses.

Well, thanks for stopping by. I will have more tomorrow. I have our club cards to share with you. We had a Summery theme going on there!

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Best of Everything..

That's the name of this cute stamp set! I was so lucky to get this one on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Cruise. I played with it right away when I got home. I have not been able to share this card with you until you know why?? Because the NEW 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue is LIVE!! If you want your copy, call me!!

Although when I created this card I did not know that the "FRIEND" stamp I used from the "Friends 24/7" stamp set would be retiring :(
The colours are Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait...cannot believe these colours are 1 year old now. Have you seen the NEW 2011 In Colours yet?? Be sure to check those out! Love 'em!!

Love the bird, love the branch, love the whole stamp set...there are many more images in the set too!!

I am going to set up some linky things so that you can click to see the new catalogue. Wish me LUCK!

And if you have already seen the catalogue and want to place an order.....I am placing an order tomorrow evening and I am expediting it to be here in 2 days!! Call me!

Take care! Thanks for stoppin' in! Keep stamping!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A little update.

Hi All,

Always when you think that life cannot get any busier it does!! I interviewed for a job and I got the job! So I have been working crazy hours to get trained. I am really loving this job. The people I work with are a group of really fantastic people! They have lots of patience too! Eventually I will get into a regular schedule of hours.

I received some really upsetting news yesterday favorite Uncle has passed away : ( very suddenly. He was only 54 years old. I am so sad. He lives near North Bay, Ontario. My parents were just visiting him just over a week ago. So nice that they got that time with him. Now we will be travelling up to the funeral.

So I must cancel my 3 Card Class Night on Tuesday, June 28. I will send out an email to those that signed up for the class. Just thought that I'd post it here so that if you were thinking of coming and had not yet signed up, you'll know that it has been cancelled. I will reschedule in soon when I know better what my hours will be in my new job.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance!!

It is that time of year again...the Last Chance List is here!

These last chance items are only available from June 1st to June 30th, so check out these links below to get your favortied befor they are gone!



Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Saying Good-bye is never easy...

Not me, I am not going anywhere! I am talking about the Retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories that are leaving FOREVER! And boy oh boy are there alot retiring! So you will need to check your WISH LIST and make sure that you get all those Stamin' Up! products you've been wanting. The Accessories like Big Shot Dies and Ribbons (anything that is not a stamp!!) will be "while supplies last" the best way to guarentee that you get them is to order right away from my ONLINE STORE. The Accessories List is updated daily so what is there tomorrow may not be there on Thursday! If you just have stamp orders then I can place that order for you...but you can order both on the same online order. If you have any questions please contact me!! I am here to help!! And in case you didn't know, Online Orders ship directly to your house...then you'll know how I feel when Mr. Brown pulls up to my's like Christmas every time!!!

So I have a class tonight that I am very excited about!! I love the cards we are going to make and I love sharing them with people! Full crowd tonight too!

My next 3 Card Class is Tuesday, June 14th...this class is back by popular demand! We are using the Four Frames Stamp Set to make three cards. I showed my club members the cards and they wanted to make them too. There is still room in this class!! Just contact me to reserve your seat. The cost is $15.

So don't forget to go to my ONLINE STORE tomorrow to see the Retiring List!!

I'll be back tomorrow with the other two cards we are making tonight.

Enjoy this lovely HOT weather this evening!!


Monday, May 30, 2011

What an amazing Trip!!

We returned home from our Alaskan Cruise late Friday night. Still poor husband still has a case of the dizzies!! He was not affected at all onboard the ship....I on the other hand had a bout of sea sickness on the 21st, then again on the 25th, both sea days. I hope he feels better soon.

Well, it was so much more than I had imagined. Wow! Stampin' Up! sure knows how to spoil! I cannot share it all with you just yet. But I can share with you a card I made today. I have a class tomorrow night that I have been preparing for today! Oh, it was fun to stamp again!

So here is a card we will be making tomorrow night...
This card was inspired by a swap card I received from a table mate on Cruise named Jill Olsen, a very sweet woman, (and her husband, Danny, was the entertainment for our Husbands!).

On this card I used Hello Blossoms stamp and Beyond the Garden DSP, both from the Summer Mini Catalogue. You can click the link in the sidebar to view the Summer Mini Catalogue and all the other wonderful product!! Check out The Open Sea stamp set and the Triple Layer Punches!!

So I must Thank you for coming back over and over again...even though I have not been very consistent posting. I will do better!

Now I better get my clothes out of the dryer...have to get a nice outfit together for tomorrow...I have a job interview! Wish me luck!! This will be the perfect job for me...part time in the evenings...every Monday, Wednesday evening one week, then Monday, Wednesday, Friday evening, all day Sat and Sunday then next week. Every other weekend off! That's great! Home with my kidlets in the daytime for the Summer! The same hours weekly...that will make my life so much easier!

And as you know I always hold my classes on Tuesday and Thursdays...perfect!!

Ok, so wish me luck!!

I let you know how it goes!!
Thanks for stoppin' in!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Counting down to Alaska...

Hiya!! I am getting so excited!! I am counting down the days to the Stampin' Up! Alaskan Incentive Cruise. 10 days left! Knowing for almost one year that I would be going has been killer. I have been sitting on my excitement as not to upset my children who will not be joining us.

I have been busy busy getting all the things done on my checklist...I have to pick up my two formal dresses today, I already picked up my hubby's suit and I found Sea Bands and childrens gravol...I get sick in the car...oh, I hope that I don't feel too sick on the boat...that would suck! I have new shoes, a new hairdo, new make up even!!

We are still trying to narrow down our "want to do" list for shoe excursions. That's been a hard one. There are lots of thing that we want to do and see in Alaska...I have always wanted to go there!! My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year Wedding Anniversary on May 19th, the day before we set sail. I am so lucky to be able to earn this amazing trip. I could not have done it without my husbands' hard work (taking care of the kiddes while I am teaching a class, cooking, cleaning and laundry!). So he has earned this cruise too. I get to give this gift to him for 10 wonderful years together and two beautiful children!!

I am sorry that I do not have any cards to camera is full of pic's of the kiddies. I have to get that downloaded soon. I have been creating cards though. I promise to take pic's and get them posted soon. I also want to share a picture of the gift Stampin' Up! sent me with all my cruise info in! Just gotta get the camera done!

Oh, I wanted to share that I have a job interveiw tomorrow! This is for a position at a company that I worked at 10 years ago. I worked in a chem lab as a temp employee and my contract ended three months before my wedding. So here we are now, 10 years, two kids later and I am so hoping to get this job. I loved working there. Many of the great staff are still there too! So please keep me in your thoughts!

Hope that you are enjoying the is beautiful, sunny and warm here in Sarnia, Ontario!!


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sarnia Home Show!!

Hi all! I am sorry for being away for so long. I have been preparing for the Sarnia Home Show. I have been making cards to sell...Mother's Day and Birthday Cards and more. Life is busy, busy!!

So if you are in the Sarnia Area and out and about this weekend, please stop in and say "Hi"!! I will be there tomorrow from 2pm till 9pm and Saturday from 10am till 6pm.

I 'll be demonstrating a cool technique so come and check it out!! And if you stop in and place an order I will have a special surprise for you!!

Hope to see you all there! I am off to tie up some loose ends!

Good night!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award...

 Wow!! I have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award! My very first Blog Award! What an honour....very cool!! I was awarded this honour by Carrie from Thank you Carrie. You should check out her beautiful work!

I was asked to share eight things about myself...
Wow, 8 things about myself, eh?

1) I am Canadian!!

2) I have been married to my best friend, Jon, for 9 years.

3) Our Anniversary is May 19th....this year on May 20th, I am taking my husband away on an Alaskan Cruise...for our 10 year Anniversary...I earned it from Stampin' Up! (Thank you to my wonderful customers and my team!!)

4) I am a mother of two....Liam, just turned 8, and Summmer is 4. They are the loves of my life!!

5) My favorite SU Colours are....oh, there are so many that I love! I love Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze...and so many more!

6) The Big Shot and dies and EMBOSSING folders have to be my favorite Stampin' Up products.

7) I scrapbooked for 7 years before I discovered I mostly make cards. But I still love to scrapbook...just takes more time.

8) I feel like a kid at Christmas every time there is a New Mini release....even more so when it's a new Idea Book and Catalogue....and every time Mr. Brown comes to my door!!

I hope to get my act together and get some stampin' done this week!! So come back for a peek!!

Have a great start to your week!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Paper Flowers...

Here is a card I made last week. When I saw this DSP pattern from Springtime Vintage I thought it looked like lattice. So I made some paper flowers and voila!

Life has been a little crazy busy lately. I have more cards to share I just need to take some time and get the pictures!! So check back for some cards made with the Sale-a-bration DSP and Stamp sets.

Take care!

P.S. I wanted to mention what I used to make the "frame" is a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the Big Shot called Framed Tulips. I love this folder!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Birthday Card Stamp-a-stack!!

On Friday, February 18th I am holding a Birthday Card Stamp-a-stack!! Two classes, the first at 10:30am and the second class at 6:30pm. We will be making a feminine birthday card, a masculine birthday card, and youth birthday cards. We are making 20 cards and you'll receive envelope too. Cost is $40 and you must pre-pay and contact me to reserve your seat by February I can cut all your cards!!

We'll have door prizes and treats! Hope to see you there!


Monday, February 7, 2011

A Masculine Birthday Card...

With all the pretty Stampin' Up! products in the Catalogue and the Mini I find it hard to put them down and make a masculine card...but we all have men in our lives that need a nice manly card...they don't quite appreciate flowers made of paper do they! I had a request to make a masculine birthday card by a club member so I pulled out my Mighty Oak stamp from the stamp set Lovely as a Tree. This stamp set is so versatile! My Dad reminds me of a mighty oak...big and strong and always there for me.

Here's my card today...
I will save this card for my Dad's Birthday...although it's not until October.

I am having my club ladies tomorrow night...looking forward to it! They are a great group of ladies!

Happy Stampin'!!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Let it Snow , Let it Snow, Let is Snow!!!

Holy Cow the snow here in Southwestern Ontario is with much of North America I think! I just got in from helping my hubby shovel some of that snow....I am gonna hurt for a week! I got a leg cramp just behind my knee while taking off my boot. OUCH that hurts!!

I was a good day for the kids to be off for a PD Day because I wouldn't have taken them out in this anyway! My Mom had to go to a  doctor's appt this morning and since she was already out, she stopped in to get Liam so that he could spend the day with Papa. Summer and I did lots of fun things...she painted, I did the wash and did the dishes and...well, then we baked Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins, and did a puzzle a few times!! Then she read a book with Uncle Cory (my youngest brother who is here visiting) then played Jenga with him too while I got to shovel snow!!

I have am working on a few things right now...I always end up with a few things on the I need to finish them...I am hoping tonight to do some of that. Oh I just remembered I am supposed to go out to a Concert at the Theatre tonight. I gues we'll see if this snow keeps coming.

So I am thinking spring! Here is a card that will have you thinking of the warmer days that are coming....eventually, right? Spring has to come!
This stamp set is called Nature Walk. There are six beautiful images in this set. I have only used two here on this card. The words are form the Fabulous Phrases set. A bunch of individual words...fabu-lous!! I stamped the butterfly image on watercolour paper and used an Aqua Painter to colour in the butterfly...I used Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers.

I am working on a Chore Chart for my kidlets. Oh it is turning out just beautiful!
So I'll share when it's done.

Better go and get dinner started....apparently chicken burgers don't cook themselves...for some reason I thought that they did!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Vintage Birthday Card...

Oh how I love the Springtime Vintage DSP!! Here is another little beauty I made.
I used a few different stamp sets on this card. The flourish is from the Sale-a-bration set it!!
I believe that the sentiments are for the Hostess Level 3 stamp set in the 2010/2011 IBC (Idea Book and Catalogue) called Occasional Quotes.

I am currently working on a few little Thank you gifts...I'll share them soon.
I will be back tomorrow with another card.

The kidlets have a PD Day tomorrow....strange to be right in the middle of the week.

Oh wanna hear one of those "kids say the cutest thing" quotes??? I don't know about cute, more like mortifying!!!
Summer and I were out shopping for new alarm clocks on Saturday. There was an older woman doing the same. I was looking for a dual alarm and Summer was looking for a PINK one (that's my girl!) anywhoo, Summer says "Look Mommy, that lady has a big BOOTY. I turn around and see what she is pointing. Then the lady, also shopping for an alarm, turns arounds and smiles...I smile back.............then the lit turns on in my head and I say "Oh no, she was looking at this box on this shelve behind us at this Rocker Chic"........duh, as I stammer....I am sure she believes me. Summer was standing right in front of the box therefore this women could not see the box. OhMissGosh!, as Summer would say! I was just a little embarassed...not so much that Summer had said what she said, cause kids are honest and true, and cute and FORGIVABLE but because I said
"Yes honey, she sure does!"

Well I hope you liked that one...
Have a great night!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

In need of Birthday Cards??

I am having a Birthday Card Stamp Camp! I am determined to send out cards to friends and family for their birthdays this of my New Years Resolutions. I love everything in the New Occasions Mini...and have already made a bunch of Birthday cards with the many beautiful Designer Series Papers. This one here is one of my fav' was stuck in my head for a few days!! You know when that happens...I knew how I wanted it to look so I played with it until it had just the right balance.

It has been one of those weeks around here, and even though it has been one of those weeks I can say that I was able to find some some relief from all the stress in my studio. Thank goodness for stampin'!
But most importanly Thank heaven's for great friends that will listen and pass you a tissue or two!! And a bottle of wine! Thanks Rosemary for being a wonderfully supportive friend this week and always!

Spending tomorrow with my wonderful family...I love Sundays!! Family...they just heal me and remind me of what is important. Day of games and learning and laughs and love. Doesn't get any better than that!!

Hope that your have a fabulous Sunday with your family too!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Open House sorry!

I am so sorry to have to cancel my Open House. But if you still want to place an order I will be placing it on Sunday...and I will have an extra FREE stamp set (from my special supply) for you on top of the Sale-a-bration set you will receive as well.

Sorry for any inconvienece this may have caused you.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

A little something I been working on...

I got this FREE stamp set from Stampin' Up! Convention in is called Party This Way (page 53 IBC). I just love this little pennant stamp. So I wanted to make a tiny banner with it. This is what I came up with...
Adorable, eh??

Anywhooo, I am having an Open House tomorrow night from 7-9pm if you wanna come and play with the New Sale-a-bration Mini products and the Occassions Mini products as well.
Sweet treats, door'll be FUN!! Drop me a line and let me know that you are coming and I'll make sure to have make & take supplies ready for you!!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sale-a-Bration Begins Tomorrow!!! FREE STUFF!!!

Do you know about Sale-a-bration? This is Stampin' Up!'s best promotion of the YEAR!!! It runs from January 25th to March 31st 2011.

For a $60 product order you get to choose one Sale-a-bration product for FREE!!! I love FREE SU product!! This mean for every $60 (NO LIMIT!!!! )you spend you pick something from the Sale-a-bration Mini for if you decide to spend $120 you get to pick 2 items!! And, if you are like me, and want it all and a FREE Hostess Level 1 and $20 in free catalogue product...then just place a $240 order and you'll GET four FREE SAB products, one Hostess Level 1 and $20 in FREE product of you choice!!! OMGoodness that's a lot of FREE!!!

 If you are the Hostess of a Workshop and you do $395 in sales you get another SAB set for FREE!!! Lots of ways to get stuff for FREE!

The reason I say SAB "product" because it's not just stamps that you can get for FREE!! This year there are four stamp sets to choose from AND Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack AND Ribbon & Buttons Pack AND Chaulkboard Decor Elements....and you can get the Digital Content CD of all the SAB product for your MDS!!!

Also, I wanted to point out that last year you needed to order $65 in product...this year they lowered it to $60!! Isn't that fantastic!! I love SU!!

So here is the link to see the Sale-a-bration Mini (SAB Mini) HERE. AHHHHHHH I cannot show you until tomorrow!!! So check here tomorrow morning  (or if you are really excited you can check after 2am!!)
And this link HERE is the one to the Occasions Mini with all new product for you!! I am sure you'll have no problem finding stuff you love!!

You know what to do now don't ya?? Place your order, silly!! You can do so on my online store HERE or you can call me or email me with your order!! I am placing an order before 10am and paying a little extra to have it shipped here in two at no extra shipping cost to you, if you have your order to me by 9:30am (NO LATER)....the order will be here on Thursday evening!!!! You can have your new things here by the weekend to play with!!

I am sooooooo's the most Wonderful Time of The Year!!! It's like Christmas all over again....except I get spoiled with my most favorite things in the world...Stampin' Up! products for FREE!!

Try to get a good sleep tonight....I will be too excited to one of us might as well get some sleep...I will be up stampin'!

Oh, did I mention I am holding a Sale-a-bration OPEN HOUSE on Friday night? Yes, I am! From 7-9pm...come on over and play with all the new Sale-a-bration goodies with me....and I'll even share my Occasions Mini product too!! We'll have some snacks and blueberry tea and some'll be fun!! Just RSVP me so I can hold a chair for you!!

Hope to see you!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blossoms Petal Punch...

I love this new Blossom Petals punch!! I enjoy making flowers out of paper too. This turned out better than I'd imagined and I like when that happens!
A close up of the petals...
Now there is a matching stamp set for this punch...which I love too, but have not purchased yet!
So I used the Wonderfully Worn Background stamp and a sponge to get some texture on the petals. 

I got to spend some time in my stamp room this weekend and got alot accomplished.
I am just on a little break now to make some Blueberry Tea.
I share more this week.

Hope that you had a great weekend!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Reminds me of Gramma...

I love our New Springtime Vintage very much reminds me of vintage fabric used in quilting...something my Grams would have used for sure! When she passed a few years ago my Mom recieved quilts made by my Gramma. Three of the quilts were finished and one was still in the quilting stage. My Gramma told me when she was working on this very quilt that her Mother had pieced it, she was handquilting it and wanted my Mom and I to work on it with her. Well, we never got that chance. But now that we have the quilt we can finish it together, my Mom and I. Then this quilt will have been made by four generations. I look forward to doing that someday. We should make a plan before ths time gets away on us.

The Quilt Block on this card is the Dresden Plate. It was my Gramma's favorite quilt block...I think that maybe it had something to do with the fact that she grew up in Dresden, Ontario. And my Great Grandmother was a well known quilter in her time and had made over 100 quilts in her life (she lived to 91 years old!) It is a pretty block design. I am really happy with the way this card turned out! I know Grams would have love this card!! So I dedicate it to her....I really miss her.

Thanks for stopping by today...I will share another tomorrow!!

Have a great Saturday night at my house! Gotta get the popcorn made...YUM!!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What's next?

Valentines' Day!! So I have a few Valentines' Day Cards for you!!

For this card I used the Filled with Love Stamp Set....and right now Stampin' Up has bundled this stamp set with Love Patterns Designer Paper Pack (Pretty in Pink and Real Red)...and with the purchase of this bundle then you will receive a package of Bitty Buttons for free....this bundle contains all you need to make some really beautiful Valentines!! This promotion is on until January 24th.

For this card I used...can you guess? No stamps whatsoever!! The images are all Rub-ons!! Love Impressions Rub-ons from the Occassions Mini. Love them!! This card was so easy to put together. You gotta try these rub-ons!

So that's it for today. I made some really amazing cards yesterday...just gotta get the pic's taken.

I have a Stampin' Up! meeting in London tonight...can't wait...these meetings are so much fun! Tonight we are doing a shoebox swap. What's that you ask? Well it's like what I do for you in class. I design a card then cut all the materials for 10 cards and bag them...put all the products used for the card into a the meeting, tables are set up all around the perimeter of the each table is someone elses card for me to make...I get to make ten cards and 10 others get to make mine! I come home with 10 new card ideas!
There are always lots of display boards set up with other demonstrators work....very beautiful work...very creative group!! I take my camera and take a ton of pictures of all the beautiful work. This one time...(at band camp...tee hee, my hubby made me watch that movie the other night...I just love that part!) I brought the camera but left the SD card in my laptop....what's funny in that I took 1 million pictures before I realized that the SD card was missing!!! I was so disappointed! I can laugh about it now though!

I jut hope that the weather holds out...the highway between here and London (an hours drive) can be brutal. It can be sunny and clear here and in London but in between...just aweful!! So wish me luck. I am going with a couple of wonderful downlines...haven't seen in awhile so this will be fun!

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Good Morning! Happy Saturday!

Here is my card for today...

I just love the little bunny on this DSP!I have been concentrating on Birthday cards so I made this card as a Baby Boy Birthday card, like a one year old. But you could use a few other sentiments too, "Happy Easter" or "Welcome Baby", even "Congrats". I doesn't even have to be boy, right.

Stamps: Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level 3)
Paper: Baja Breeze and Whisper White Smooth CS, Early Espresso Textured CS
Nursery Suite Specialty DSP
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Hearts and Brackets Die, Vintage Trinkets,
Dotted Scallop ribbon Border Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Summer is here playing Wii Bowling. She is so good at it! Liam is off to Judo with Jon. This is Liam's second time going. I think he is emjoying it. Jon had been talking about getting Liam into Judo for awhile now..

Over the holidays my Aunt and Uncle came to visit. My Uncle is a Judo Master! He let the kids put on his uniform....I know there is a name for it, I just don't know that name yet. But it was so cute.

My Uncle's name is Helmut Khromer. He showed the kids some moves.
And would you believe that he is 71years old...young!

No children were hurt in the process! What a treat this was! They were thrilled. After this Liam really wanted to go to Judo classes. Summer did too....but she has to be 6 years old to attend....even though she is the size of a six year old!!  My Uncle is so great with kids! He even sat at the island with the kids for dinner! 

Thanks for stoppin' in. Enjoy your day!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

My son is too young to date!

Last week Liam came home from school telling me of how a girl in his class has this OLDER sister....and he over heard her whisper to the younger sister that she thinks Liam is CUTE!! You should have seen the look on his face as he was telling me about this. He was all know that smile...the one that says "a girl has a crush on me". So I say "Well, I think you are a bit young for that kind of thing, eh?" Then on Monday he tells me that the same OLDER sister whispers the same thing again....he said to me with that silly smile "Mom, I think that I AM too young for dating...I'm only ALMOST 8 years old!" He isn't even sure how "old" she is...just that she is the "older" sister to the girl in his class. Then today he said that he saw her again and once again she said it again. So we are walking to the car and he's telling me about it and he says "Well, I am NOT getting married until I am at least 25!" Very smart!! I thought that he might say something like "at least not until I am 16". But he tells me tonight that he will start dating when he is 16 and married at 25....then he asked me when I started dating.......anyhooo, on to my card!

These are a coupl of the cards we'll be making in mt Stamp-a-Stack of Birthday cards on January 28th.
I am holding a morning class and an evening me to reserve you seat.

I am off to get Mr. Liam to bed...

Thanks for stopping in!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I am back!!

You know Christmas time is so busy with work and business and family....I needed to take some time off. I know that I have been a bad blogger lately. I am sorry. I do appreciate you coming back again and again to see "what's new".

So "what have I been up too?" you ask....well, just before Christmas I have an uncle pass away suddenly, my Mom's oldest was a shock. (Rest in peace Uncle Wayne.) His family decided to wait until after Christmas to the "visitation" and all that. So things got busy. It was really nice to see all the family, just not the kind of circumstances you want to bring us all together though, you know what I mean.  My Mom's side of the family used to get together every Christmas....then kids grow and get their own lives and it becomes this incredible feat to organize and synchronize everyone for the holidays. Like I said it was really nice to get everyone together.

Then my Dad's oldest sister and husband came to visit for a couple days...lots more visiting there!!  My Husbands brother and wife were also in town for the hanging out with them. We have this tradition of going bowling on New Years Eve day....lots of laughs! And very sore muscles the next day...have you ever heard of "Bowlers Bum"? Well I always get it when I bowl...unless I am bowling in a league and bowl every week! (which I haven;t done in a couple of years).

Then came New Years Eve....we spent with the kids at their Godparents house with all of their kids to play was a great time for everyone!

So now we are up to the kids going back to school... : (   They were so good over the Holidays and I really miss them when they are at school. But I was happy to get the house back in order....tree down and decoration put away for another year. I took the whole week to just clean at a leisurely pace. And keep it that way!

In all of this cleaning though, I realized I was avoiding my studio. I was not feeling creative one bit. I lost my mojo. Sad. It makes makes me very sad to loss my mojo. But guess what...I found it was hiding in a stamp set called BRING ON THE CAKE (from the New Occasions Mini). I made a couple of cards....then I moved on to another stamp set called BLISS (from the Sale-a-bration Mini). I am excited to share these cards with you...just one of them the others for throughout the week, just in case my mojo hides again. Hee, hee. I will also get the Occasions Mini linky thingy put on my blog here to so that you can browse though it.

Sorry for rambling. Here`s my card. This one is for an upcoming Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack....

My masculine Birthday card. Hope that you like it!!

See you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping in!