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!