Saturday, 18 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4

Phew, almost missed today's post!!  It's been a busy day, bowling with the kids, babysitting the neighbour girl, tidying up, family movie night... wouldn't trade it for the world :)

So, today's card!

This is an oldie but one of my favourite, and most popular cards frm last Christmas! :)

stamps:  Mr. Twigster - retired I believe!  But he's too cute to put away for good!
ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Real Red, Pumpkin pie, a blue for the shadow
cardstock:  Whisper White
accessories: aqua painter to make the shadown on the ground, and dazzling diamonds glitter :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Friday, 17 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

How time flies!  We went to a Young Families Christmas dinner at church tonight.  It was a 'specific potluck' in that we all brought something to the turkey dinner.  I did the turkey and the gravy, another family brought mashed potatoes and apple pie/ice-cream, another snacks and drinks, another veggies, another stuffing, etc.  It was SO good!!  The kids had a blast, even without planned activities, they just loved to run and play with each other :)  We'll have to do this again for sure!

So... on to today's card! :)

cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight (for the star)
accessories:  ornament punch, dazzling diamonds or rhinestones, I forget!  I used both of those and pearls on these cards this year :)

I LOVE this colour combo... Cherry Cobbler is definitely my GO TO colour this Christmas :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Thursday, 16 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

Back to cards, on day 3!!  Hmmm, maybe this should have been a countdown...?!  LOL  Only 9 more days till Christmas!  Today I will double up I think, and share two cards, if you don't mind ;)  They are both featuring the Marina Mist cardstock/ink, but the pictures look like it's two different colours!  I hate that! LOL  For the card on the left, I stamped the clear block D in Marina Mist onto scrap paper first, then stamped onto my card.  I then rolled the edges of the clear block in Night of Navy and stamped directly over the Marina Mist.  I LOVE how this works, and will be using it more in the future! :)  Marina Mist is my new favourite blue!

cardstock:  whisper white, marina mist, rich razzleberry, pink pirouette, night of navy
stamps:  serene snowflakes, christmas punches, clear block D on the card on the left
ink:  night of navy, marina mist, pink pirouette, rich razzleberry
accessories:  marina mist ribbon, scalloped circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, retired rich razzleberry polka dotted ribbon

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Another day, another project! :)  Today I think I'll show some ornaments that I have made :)  These are all for sale, should you decide you want to purchase one or two :)

These were such fun to make!!  Stretched my thinking beyond the 'page' for using stuff I have had, but didn't want to use, hoarding is such a problem for me ;) LOL

accessories:  Holly Jolly Rub Ons, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Cherry Cobbler Marker
other:  glass ball ornaments, irredescent "Easter Grass"

I didn't order the Cherry Cobbler seam binding, by mistake!!  However, I had the vanilla, so I just whipped out my marker and dyed a few feet of it to match the ornaments!! :)  It worked like a charm :)

These ornaments are $4.00 each, and there are more to choose from!!

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 1

I took photos of a pile of my Christmas cards, ornaments and projects :)  I'm getting back on the blogging ball, and posting one a day until Christmas Eve... so, while that is really only 11 days, I can double up, eh?! :)

I LOVE THIS CARD!!  It shines and sparkles more than this photo shows!!

cardstock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
ink:  cherry cobbler
accessories:  silver glass glitter from the Holiday Mini, decorative label punch, white organza ribbon, silver shimmer paint, Northern Flurries Embossing Folder for the Big Shot

If you want to order for Christmas, the deadline is Dec 15th... and even that is not a guarantee!  If your order does not arrive in time, I will print up a gift certificate for you to give to the crafter you love! :)  All gifts ordered this month come GIFT WRAPPED - esp appealing to husbands and out of town gift givers :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

A Start Kit Special!

This is like nothing you have seen before!!!

WOW!!! 50% off on Stampin' Up! Starter Kits!!

Come and join my team!!! Share what you Love and Love what you do!!

What do you call it when you get over $375 in crafting and business supplies for only $107.50? You can call it an amazing deal, but we’re calling it an amazing opportunity! From November 15-30, you can purchase either our...... Standard or Digital+ Starter Kit. Contact me for more info!!
Have a happy day!
See ya!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Another MDS share

I am so loving the MDS!  I feel accomplished when I do up some pages and get them DONE!!!  I love paper and scissors and embellishments, and will never give them up, but this is a whole new realm!! :)

We went to the drive in with the children for the first time this past summer.  They had such a great time!!  I think we'll try it once a summer from here on out!  Gotta love all the fun stuff - noodle fights, great snacks, snuggle time, fun movies, and more! :)  All this is done in MDS - My Digital Studio. :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Workshop Book - A - Thon!

Stampin' Up! is hosting a BOOK-A-THON!! They are aiming to book 5000, yes FIVE THOUSAND, workshops TODAY!! You can host your workshop when you like, but you must book today!! When you book your workshop with me, you will recieve a FREE GIFT when you host your workshop! The catch is, you MUST book your workshop TODAY - October 12th!! Call me 905-646-5307 or email me today!

When you host a workshop, it can be live where we create some projects, or a catalogue workshop where yo collect orders and come away with lots of freebies!!! :)  If you live afar, we can do an online workshop, and I will share some projects and instructions with you, and send you the supplies to create your projects!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Holy Clearance rack BLITZ!!!


From  October 5–18, Stampin'Up! is adding over two hundred  discontinued items, some at up to 80% off to The  Clearance Rack!!

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:
  • Orders for Clearance Rack items can be placed through my Online Store HERE . Once on my SU! web site  click  on Shop now ( top right)  then  on the left side  click on Clearance Rack .
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards.
  • While the Blitz last from October 5–18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
  • All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.
  • All sales of discontinued items are final.

    I am going to place ONE big order from the clearance rack on THURSDAY OCTOBER 7th!  Please get your orders in to me ASAP!!!

    Have a happy day!
    See ya!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Another World Card Making Peek!

We are doing a mandly card, so here's a sneak peek at that :)

I am LOVING the Newsprint DSP!  It has such potential!  I used it before on this card, if you want to see it in a different 'atmosphere' :) It is fun and fabulous!! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Monday, 27 September 2010

FABULOUS bonus for new demonstrators!

WOW!!!!  I went to a Regional Event held by Stampin' Up! on Saturday!!  Lots of great ideas, and business tips!!  I got my picture taken with Shelli, and am just waitin' on the ladies to email me all the photos from the day (sadly, I forgot my camera at home... *le sigh*).  It was such a fantastic day meeting up with other demonstrators, and doing some great make 'n takes, getting some fabulous swaps back and more! :)

The best thing is this announcement!!  First off, you still have time to sign up with the Stylin' Stampers and get this FABULOUS new tote bag absolutely FREE!!!    I saw them on Saturday, and WOWZERS!!  I wish *I* could get one... they look amazing, and you can be SO organized in them!!!  It's the best tote bag I've seen out there yet!!

AND in addition to that... you can get a NEVER BEEN RELEASED (but will be in January with the Occasions Mini) stamp set called EAT CHOCOLATE!  I saw so many fabulous samples of this set!!  I'll share some here so you can get a glimpse of what awaits you!!  You must sign up by October 9th to recieve this amazing chocolately deal!!! :)

Call me at 905-646-5307 or email me or sign up online at my business website.  My password for the online independent demonstrator agreement is "Stylin Stamper" without the quotes :)

Now, onto the samples!!  They are DELICIOUS!!! :)

I can't wait to hear from you!!!

Hey, don't forget about World Card Making Day this Saturday!  2-5 and 7:30-10!  Here's a quick sneak peek at one of our cards for the day :)

Have a happy day!
See ya! :)

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Silver Glass Glitter!

Oh it's so pretty!!!  It's not sparkly, but it is oh so shiney!  I whipped up this card for my wee Sophia for her birthday last week.  I wanted to put it in her lunch bag to surprise her, and she loved it! :)  It was simple, but impressive :)

Stamps:  Perfect Punches - clear mount
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Silver Glass Glitter (holiday mini), Glue Pen, Wide Oval Punch

I punched out the Wide Oval first, from the front of the little card - I believe it's 2x3 or so, some old retired pre folded cards with envelopes.  Anyway, I punched out the oval, and then I carefully lined up the clear mount stamp to stamp inside.  Another great reason to LOVE the clear mount stamps! :)  I traced the outline of the oval and the little swirl with the glue pen, then sprinkled with the silver glass glitter! Here's a close up of the oval with glitter :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Monday, 20 September 2010

World Card Making Day!

Here's the class for World Card Making Day!  We'll be making 2 each of these 5 designs - female birthday, male birthday, thinking of you, sympathy and thanks!  Lots of fun :)

There are two classes that day as follows:


2-5pm, and 7:30-10pm
The cost of the class is 25$ and pre payment holds your spot!  Purchase 60$ from the current catalogues (linked on the right) and the cost of the class is reduced to 10$. :)  Come out and get a head start on your card making for upcoming celebrations and events!

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Sneak Peek at World Card Making Day!

So I'm very much on the ball, and have all my samples made for Christmas card classes, World Card Making Day events, and have the coolest box made for the Christmas Tags class!!  Just waiting on the order from the Holiday Mini to arrive on Wed, so I can get to making the tags to fill the box up! :)

So here's a sneak peek at one of the cards for World Card Making Day....  We'll be making 2 of each card - thank you, birthday man, birthday woman, sympathy and thinking of you.  This is the thank you card :)

Cardstock: Peach Parfait, Early Esspresso, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Stamps:  Perfect Punches
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Wide Oval Punch, 5/8 grosgrain ribbon

I love it!!  I love the ruffled ribbon, and the colour combo!  I'm not much of an orange person, but this Peach Parfait is growing on me! :D  Here's a close up of the ruffled ribbon.  So much fun, altho not easily mailable :D

A quick reminder of the Scrapbooking Vendor Faire on Saturday at the Allanburg Community Centre!  Admission is only 4$ with 2$ of that going to the Humane Society!  I'll post the flyer in a new post in a few mins :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Back to school with MDS!

Ok, so I realized today that THIS YEAR'S back to school photos are still on Michael's BlackBerry.  So I went back to 2009 to do them up instead :)  I based my layout on a page done by Heather S.  I LOVE using MDS (My Digital Studio), and forget how fun and easy it is!  I love how many options I have and how quick and NOT messy it is! :)  I love how I get my photos into albums without worry, and even tho I will NEVER give up paper scrapbooking, this is helping me catch up :)

I did some colour matching to get the red from the bean plants behind the kids, and to reflect a little of Zachary's back pack.  I love that feature!!  The colours are mainly Pacific Point, Early Esspresso, Basic Black,  & Whisper White.  I used stamps for "first" and fonts on my computer for "day of school 2009" :)  Now if I could only remember what happened to Sophia's face at the end of summer, we'd be all set!  That's what I get for waiting to scrapbook it :)

So if you are free on September 18th, come on out to the Allanburg Community Centre from 9-3 to check out the scrapbooking vendor faire!  I will be there with my booth, and I'll have an MDS video running while I"m there :)  Come on out and check it out! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Back to School cards!

I made Back to School cards again this year.  I have been making them for the teachers for the past few years, and decided that I should make them for the children as well! LOL! :)  So I did.  I made the same for the kids as I did for the teachers, just changed up the writing on the 'chalk board' :)
The teachers liked them, and the kids were happy to have a note from me in their lunches... I was even asked if they were getting a note EVERY day!! LOL!  I will have to do this more often!

There is a 'make your own sale' sale happening for my newsletter subscribers!  Sign up box is in the top right hand corner, under the header :)  Sign up today and get the sale!

White Craft Ink (101731)

Cardstock:  Real Red (102482)
Basic Black (100082)
Whisper White (100730)
Certainly Celery (105125)
Chocolate Chip (102128)

Accessories:  Round Tab Punch (119864)
5 Petal Flower punch - for leaves (119880)
Signo Uniball White Gel Pen (105021)
Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker - for seeds (100071)

Monday, 6 September 2010

Stamping on Cake!!

Yes, you read that right, stamping on CAKE!  Today is my wonderful husband's birthday.  We have an anual Labour Day BBQ at my Aunt and Uncle's house, and sometimes Michael's birthday falls on Labour Day :)

Anyway, b/c of the bbq, I said I would bring dessert.  So baked up a fabulous, from scratch, chocolate cake.  OOOOOhhh it is so good! I got a new recipe for chocolate fudgey filling from my friend Lisa, and it was a HUGE HIT!!!  I mean, my cousin's husband thought it was from a local bakery!!  WHOOT!

So I learned how to do a crumb coat, and I had a crumb free icing.  I then put red shells on the bottom and the top of it.  I wrote "Happy 35th Birthday Mike!" on it, but it still looked... well, boring.   LOL  It's true.  It did.  So I went down to my crafty studio, and came up with a swirly stamp from Christmas Presentation.  I gently pressed the stamp into the icing, which had hardened just enough... and then piped red icing over the impression.  SO EASY!!!  I plan to do this more!! :)

So here's a photo :)

This was my first attempt at this.  My hand was not too steady, and I think I need to adjust the consistency of my icing, or get a different tip.  But overall, I am super pleased with how this turned out!! :D  It tasted fabulous too :D

There's LOTS of cake here, enough for the children to take a piece to school, and for us to have it again after supper tomorrow night!!  Insanity I tell ya... but a nice treat for the kids for the first day back to school!

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Friday, 3 September 2010

Classes and Clubs and WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!

Classes and Clubs!
Upcoming classes and clubs!

Monday, September 20th, 7:30pm
There is room for one more.  Email or call for details!  Please bring basic tool kit (trimmer, fine point scissors, dry adhesive).

Christmas Card class
Monday, September 27th, 7:30
Let's get started early!!  Cost is 25$ for 10 cards w/ envelopes.  We'll be making 10 cards - 2 each of 5 designs.  Spend 60$ in the catalogue, and your class is FREE!

World Card Making Day! 
Saturday, October 2nd - 2pm-5pm, AND 7:30-10pm

About World Card Making Day
World Card Making Day is a holiday for card makers around the world to celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family.
Celebrated the first Saturday in October, World Card Making Day endeavors to bring together card makers around the world at a time that is traditionally the busiest time of year for card- and gift-making.

 About World Card Making Day Classes
Cost is 25$ for 10 cards w/ envelopes.  We'll be making 10 cards - 2 each of 5 designs.  Spend 60$ in the catalogue, and your class is FREE!  We will be making an assortment of cards - 2 birthday, thinking of you, thank you, and sympathy.  This is not a day long event, it is two classes on the same day!

Sign up now for these classes as space is limited!
Prepayment is required one week prior to class date.  If you choose to purchase from the catalogue, 25$ will be credited to your order! :)

Stay tuned for more classes coming in October and November - gift classes and scrapbook classes!

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Just a cute little note card to share with you.  Actually, it's a wee birthday card, whipped up for someone's birthday, whom I cannot remember right now! LOL!

cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum (retired)
ink: basic black, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Stamps:  Crazy for Cupcakes
Accessories:  DSP, gold brads

I  have a free tutorial for newsletter subscribers, be sure to subscribe today! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Fabulous New Holiday Mini!! Starter Kit Special too!

The Holiday mini went live today, and there are so many fantastic things in it!! There's fabric, designer papers, ribbons, glittery brads, stamps, punches and more!!

I am placing an order TODAY if you wish to order something to get a head start on those Christmas cards and projects :)

Plus  today  starts the Starter kit promotion . When you  sign up  to be a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator  during the month of September  you  will get  this amazing tote ( see photo)

 If  you are interested in joining my Stylin' Stampers team you  can always  email me  or call me if  you want to chat about signing up!!  Lots of great reasons to sign up - the discount, crafting and making money, making new friends, learning new stuff, and more!

Have a happy day!
See ya! 

Friday, 13 August 2010

Because I Care

I am loving this hostess set!  It's a level 1 set, and has so much potential for colours, water colouring, and more!  Want to add this set to your collection?  Host a workshop (now is a good time!) and earn it, or join the Hostess Club that is starting this September and earn it for free as well as other great goodies!

Stamps: Because I Care (hostess level 1)
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Esspresso, Garden Green, watercolour paper
Designer Series Paper:  Newsprint

Oh I love this card! I cased it from someone... I forget who it is, or I'd give credit.  I will look and edit later!

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Friday, 6 August 2010

We're back!

We are back from the trailer,and we had such a great time!!  It was so relaxing to just hang out and have no commitments :)

I was able to create a few different cards while we were gone, but have yet to photograph them.  That's today's project, along with dishes, laundry and swimming :D

So I will be back shortly with a new project to share! :)

In the meantime,there is a great special going on for the month of August!! :)

From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $35  to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $450 or more!
This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include
  • A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue worth $11.95!
  • Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalogue)!
  • Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!
Workshop total
(before tax and shipping)
Stampin' Up! merchandise
  Extra, Extra hostess
$450 - $459 $45  +  $35 $80
$460 - $524 $50  +  $35 $85
$525 - $589 $60  +  $35 $95
$590 - $654 $70  +  $35 $105
This extra hostess benefit is only being offered for a limited time, so contact me TODAY to schedule a workshop!

WOW!!!  Amazing deal!! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Wow, it's been a while!

Good intentions to post daily, and the summer is getting away from me fast!  Julie-Anna has been to sleep away camp, we stayed overnight one night wtih my brother, Piranhas swimming is in full swing, soccer too!!  It's just crazy.  Next week we are away at the trailer, soI hope to get some posts set up to auto post while I'm gone :)

Anyway, I whipped up this MDS creation using a colour combination from the AWESOME AMAZING NEW COLOUR COACH!! :)

ink: basic black
cardstock:  baja breeze, soft suede, cherry cobbler
accessories: baja breeze grosgrain ribbon/knot, scallop trim border punch
stamps:  favourite things

I love this combo!!  I never would have thought of it on my own :)  Cherry Cobbler is on my list of top favs of the new colours :D

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Whoa! My 200th post! :)

Another MDS creation for you.  Same sketch as yesterday, but flipped around.  I LOVE IT :)

cardstock:  textured garden green, colour matched blue on the top
designer series paper:  Summertime Splendor (MDS only)
accessories:  black and white brads, black satin ribbon/knot, oval punch, rounded corner square
stamps: Define Your Life, All Holidays
ink:  basic black

Oh I love this!!! :)  I used a square punch to make the bottom DSP.  I just enlarged the punch, and paper fiilled.  Then I wanted the corner of the paper with the orchids.  If you double click on the punched image, it will let you drag the paper around until you get the part of the paper you want :)

Tomorrow is a big day, as it's our first swim meet of the summer!  Sophia and Zachary have never done a meet before, so this should prove to be fun! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

MDS birthday and the AMAZING new Colour Coach!

I belong to a group of demonstrators online.  They had a Chat and Challenge tonight, which means, chat and try to create something with a sketch someone has created :)

So this is my take.  I got my MDS out again, and I forget how much I love it :)

cardstock:  Textured Pumpkin Pie, Textured Rich Razzleberry
designer series paper:  Tempting Turqoise Script
accessories:  brads, modern label punch, grosgrain ribbon
stamps:  A Little Birthday Cheer
ink:  Basic Black

And now, for the fabulous colour coach!!  It's new, it's revised, it's SO AMAZING!!!  It's like a paint chip from the home improvement stores!  The front is a full colour swatch of the colour in question.  On the back are 2 different combos... "Creative Combination" and "Sweet Set" which makes you think outside the box!    It also gives you a "Dynamic Duo" which also is amazing!!  I cannot get over how awesome this tool is now!! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Wedding Shower Card

So my cousins daughter is getting married in a few weeks.  Man, how time flies... I remember when she was born, and babysitting her and her older brother.  Now both will be married folk come mid Aug!  So there was a bridal shower today.  I LOVE the Blissful Bride stamp set!!  It's clear, of course :D Anyway, her wedding is all outdoors, and so the colour theme is green and brown.  I helped her with the invites a bit, but what a pain that she wanted Kiwi Kiss as the green, and it's retired.  She also wanted Early Esspresso as the brown, but it wasn't out yet! LOL!  I did find a sheet of Kiwi Kiss for this card, and some old ribbon too :)

Stamps:  Blissful Bride  (Summer Mini)
Cardstock: Early Esspresso Texture, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Esspresso, Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade (2010-11 In Colours), Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: markers, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, ribbon, paper piercing tool, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Stampin' Dimensionals, Distressing Tool from the cutter kit

I LOVE how this card turned out!!  The ladies at the shower oo'd and aah'd over it :)  Always makes me feel good when someone else says thing like that :D

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Thursday, 1 July 2010


WHOOT!!!  I am so excited to share this with you!! :)  There is some super amazing new stuff in here!!  I am placing my first order on July 5th.

  • Spend 100$ and get a FREE Idea Book & Catalogue!  Applies to online as well as in person orders!
  • Join my Hostess Club that starts this September, get a free catalogue!!  Plus reap all the benefits of being a hostess without doing any of the work! :)  WIN WIN!!
  • Book a workshop between now and September 30th, get a free catalogue, and an additional free class for you and 4 friends for another date!!
  • Book a workshop in July and get a Free book, a free class for you and 4 friends in August, and set of stamped cards and envelopes from me!
I have some new samples I will be posting over the next few days... can't wait to show you!!! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Happy Canada Day!

I know this card is a repeat post of one earlier in June, but I thought it befitting to the day :)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red
Stamps:  Canada Day Clear Mount
              119889 $24.95 wood
              120042 $19.95 clear

I sponged the edges of the word block with real red, to make it pop a little, then used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it off the paper.  I was inspired for this card by someone in my Summer Mini swap... I think Kathy Burke or Blair Moch, I forget, and didn't have it handy to reference!

I LOVE this Canada set!!! :)

Have a happy Canada Day!

See ya!

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Teacher End of Year Gifts

I'm back to creating.  It's been an insane two weeks, but school is out, work is over for me for the summer, and we have a few days respite before we head into the summer months of busyness with swimming and soccer and more!

We have three wonderful children.  They had three fantastic teachers this year.  So I made them each a set of 6 cards with envelopes for their year end gift.  They all expressed their thanks for them, with two teachers saying they had run out and would use them for special things only! LOL! :)  Always good for the heart :)

ink: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi (returning in colour, new to the core colours!  WHOOT!)
cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red
stamps:  Awash with Flowers (2 step stampin'), Because I Care (hostess set, level 1 new catty)
accessories:  Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon (it is long retired, but it matched so well, and I am about using up my supplies now!), Dots embossing folder for the Big Shot - simple yet elegant :)

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

The Yardsale Goes Online!

The past several days I have been workingon uploading all my stamps, and more to Kijiji!  Lots of stuff to be had... I am willing to sell and ship anywhere, for actual shipping charges!

So let me know if there is something you want, or desperately need!  I will be listing ink pads and markers next Thursday when they technically retire :)

So, check out the YARDSALE ONLINE and go shopping!  Keep checking back, as things are being added daily! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

The yardsale continues!

There's lots of stuff here today!!  Stamps, inks, markers, patterend papers, cardstock, toolks, magazines, accessories, etc!!  There's about 22 linear feet of stuff to peruse!!! :)

I'm open today until 1:30pm!

After today, I will be listing stamp sets and more on Kijiji! :)

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Because I Care!

Ok, I do care, but that's not what this is about! LOL!!  Because I ordered some new colours and such from the new catalogue preview for Demonstrators (what a perk!!), SU! rewarded us by giving us the Hostess Level 1 set "Because I Care" and I LOVE IT!!!  Oh yeah....  I do!! :)

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Shimmery White
Ink:  Marina Mist, Old Olive
Stamps:  Because I Care (hostess level 1)
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals, white organdy ribbon, corner ticket punch, Aqua Painter

To note:  I stamped the floral part of the flower 3 times.  I then cut it out, and then cut it out two more times, getting smaller each time.  It gives the flower a bit of dimension, which you can't see very well on the photo, but it's WOW in real life!  I popped the leaves up a bit to match.  I also took the Marina Mist marker and traced around the edges of each flower petal, to add some detail.  This set is SO MUCH FUN!!! 

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Scrapbook Yardsale - THE GREAT PURGE!

So on Friday night, I sat down and reorganized my markers, taking out all the retiring colours, putting my new marker colours and insert into my marker case.  Seeing the words "30 colours are retiring" sounds big... but SEEING all the colours piled up - markers, ink pads, etc.... it looks so much BIGGER!!

But that means there is more for YOU!!  More to sell in the yardsale, kijiji, online, and ready for NEW new NEW accessories and colours and stuff!!!

 28 ink pads I have to release to new homes.  I did keep a few of my favourite colours tho :) LOL

 Last night I sat and took my new catalogue out, and went through each and every stamp set I own.  I haven't done the 'great purge' of that cupboard in a while it appears!!  This picture doesn't even show it all.  I have a banana type box that is almost full too!

Time to pass on the beauty to other folks :)

I do hope to create today, but am aiming on getting some class kits by mail put together and mailed out this evening, and doing some more purging today too!! :)

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Friday, 11 June 2010

I have not forgotten!!!

I have not posted in a few days... I've been busy putting together the Canada Day invites, addressing them, etc.  I've been putting the finishing touches on my pkg for Joel and Cheryl... and some other stuff that needs mailing out.

I also cannot find the cord for the camera.  How annoying.  I have some stuff to share!!

I got my new catty pre-order yesterday, and will make something with it today to share.  AND I got my NEW CATTY!!!  OH I haven't looked thru it all yet, but WOWZA!!!  Lots of great great great new stuff!!!!  New layout, more pages, and it's just gorgeous!!!!  I can't wait for you all to see it :)

Have a happy day!!

See ya!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Have a Sweet Celebration!

Zachary had a birthday party to attend yesterday.  He insisted that Brooke's favourite colour was blue.  I don't know if that is true or not (Amanda, can you enlighten me?! LOL).  Anyway, I whipped up this card for her before the party :)  The party was ghostbusters themed, and Zman got her a Littlest Pet Shop set... he wanted me to make a pet shop card, but um, I have nothing... so sparkley ice cream it is!!! :D

stamps:  Sweet Scoops clear mounts
cardstock:  ballet blue, shimmery white
designer series paper:  Maine Blueberry (retired)
ink:  ballet blue, bashful blue, bordering blue, real red, chocolate chip, night of navy
accessories: polka dot embossing folder, white organza ribbons, markers, scallop trim border punch, stampin' dimensionals

I don't know if she liked the card or not, but I DO!! :D

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Friday, 4 June 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Yes, you read it right :D  I've been busy making our anual Canada Day party invitations :)  We have had a bbq for the past 4 years, I think this is the 5th year for it.  We invite church friends, school friends, and some neighbours... potluck with the salads and desserts.  Then we all head down to Port Dalhousie for the big fireworks display!

I was super excited to see a fantastic CANADA set in the summer mini (linked on the right!).  I HAD to have it, and have it I do :)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red
Stamps:  Canada Day Clear Mount
              119889 $24.95 wood
              120042 $19.95 clear

I sponged the edges of the word block with real red, to make it pop a little, then used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it off the paper.  I was inspired for this card by someone in my Summer Mini swap... I think Kathy Burke or Blair Moch, I forget, and didn't have it handy to reference!

There may not be a posting tomorow, as we are going to the Americana!!  Sophia won it on a radio contest, so we'll be gone till after supper tomorrow evening :)  FUN TIMES!!!

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Sweet Scoops Hostess Appreciation Invite

So this is the hostess invite with Sweet Scoops! It was fun to use up my Razzleberry Lemonade papers, and use the In Colours I haven't been using a lot of.  I love this stamp set!!  I see so much potential with it... it's in the Summer Mini, available till the end of July only!!

Stamps:  Sweet Scoops (clear mount)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Creamy Caramel
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Designer Series Paper:  Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories:  Big Shot Top Note Die, Rich Razzleberry polka dotted ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Don't forget to check out today's update on the Retiring Accessories List to the right, and the Retirement Lists!

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Hostess Appreciation

So in my quest to earn the Disney Trip  I have put the effort out to ramp up my business!  So I'm hosting an appreciation night :)

Anyway, I made up a bunch of invitations... and thought I would share the pile with you :)

This is the pile of invitations, ready to be enveloped and mailed out :)  I used up all my Razzleberry Lemonade paper and the outgoing In Colours as well :)

Stamps:  Hugs and Wishes, Sweet Scoops
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper:  Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories:  Big Shot Top Note Die, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo polka dotted ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch

Tomorrw I will share a close up of the invite with the Sweet Scoops set :)

Don't forget to check out the accessories list to the right, and the Retirement Lists!

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Mini starter kit, Last Chance lists, and more!!

WOW!!!  I have a nasty migraine, but I had to get online to check out the last chance list for retiring stamp sets, accessories, and decor elements!  Thankfully, I'm not losing too many stamps, and just some accessories.  Please note, the accessorie list 3rd column - REVAMPING!!!  So while the list is long at 14 pages, we have to remember that 30 colours retired, so that's a lot of accessories!  The colours have been juggled arund a bit, and lots of things are geting a make over!!  It appears that all our punches will be going to the NEW STYLE too, FABULOUS!!!!!!


*please note that accessories are available on an as supplies last basis!  I will update daily as supplies diminish!**  Don't delay, order today!!*  To ensure you get the items you need, place an online order and your stuff will ship directly to you!!  I will be placing two orders in June - Sat the 5th, and Wed the 23rd.  Please have orders and payments to me by those dates :)

**There is a link to the right that will take you to the updated accessories list so you can check on the status of the things on your wish lists :) 

Another quick note you will not want to miss out on!!  Several of the retiring items on the Accessories list are ON SALE!! Yes, you heard it here, ON SALE!!!  Some are up to 50% OFF!!  Amazing deals to be had :) 


From June 1-30, 2010, you can start your own Stampin’ Up! business for just $119 with the special Mini Starter Kit!
The Mini Starter Kit—valued at over $220—contains the items listed below; while all items are recommended, you can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.
  • Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
  • I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Homemade single stamp*
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)
  • Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2” x 11”)*
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad*
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Basic Black 1/8” taffeta ribbon*
  • Color Coach*
  • SNAIL Adhesive
*Sneak peek items!
The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit. Plus, new demonstrator who join Stampin’ Up! in June, you will receive a free box of 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogues during the first part of July!
Contact me today to get started!

Monday, 31 May 2010

Last Chance List arriving tomorrow!!

Keep your eyes peeled!!  The last chance retirment list is coming tomorrow!!  I have cards to share today, for my hostess appreciation night :)  Just gotta get outside and photograph and upload.  I will do that later today.

Just wanted to remind NOW about the reitrment list :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Friday, 28 May 2010

I'm lovin' the MDS!

I am loving the ease of this program!  I'm loving the fast pace (when I want it to be!) of getting pages and things completed! :)  It's amazing!!

Oh, there is still so much more it can do, and I'm learning, and taking some webinars to learn more, and get CERTIFIED!!  YIPPEE!!

So this is Sophia's birthday... she was five.  Her birthday is in September ;) LOL  I made her cake.  I don't think I'll be making Dora again.  Perhaps I shall sell the pan, to buy more digital downloads! LOL!

I colour matched the background cs to the Dora cake icing!
Stamps:  Enjoy Every Moment, Schoolbook Serif Numbers, Happy Birthday kit
Paper:  Pixie Pink cs, Happy Birthday kit
accessories:  drop shadowing, corner punch

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Guest Poster - Micheal Beaudry!

My crazy wife made me do this while we were stuck in traffic on the I90 on our way home from Syracuse. I had gone to the Stryper concert in T.O.'s at the Reverb on Sept 27. The concert was absolutly awesome and my crazy wife loves me so much that she got me back stage passes to meet the band.

**I'm not crazy! ;)  I do think Michael would LOVE to see some comment love for his efforts tho... he's mighty proud of his first attempts at scrapbooking! :)

Monday, 24 May 2010

Happy Victoria Day! :)

o it's Victoria Day, and we often spend it here in Ottawa.  So I thought, how fitting to share a page of our trip to Ottawa last year :)  MDS of course... oh how I'm lovin' it!!!

My Digital Studio software
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Filigree silver brad, Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon, Rich Razzleberry brads
Stamps:  Schoolbook Serif Alphabet, Schoolbook Serif Numbers
NOTE:  I used a custom background paper, inserted a picture from our trip, and set the opacity to about 30%, LOVE IT!

Have a happy day!

See ya!

Friday, 21 May 2010

More MDS

I saw this great card in a Scrapbooks Etc magazine, so I revamped it in MDS for Sophia's 5th birthday.  It was last September.  That's her with her teacher :)

cardstock:  textured tempting turquoise, bashful blue, night of navy, not quite navy, whisper white

Patterned Paper:  I forget, sorry!

Stamps:  Vintage Overlay brush
Accessories:  scallop trip border punch, button latte, write stuff II flower


Wednesday, 19 May 2010


So I had to draw for a new winner for my 5000 hits blog candy winner. drew a number, 26, and it was an annonymous comment... drew another, and it was number 29, and that's TERRIAVIDREADER (IN USA).  Terri, can you email me asap with your mailing info so I can get your kit out to you!? :)  THANKS!!!

If I don't hear from the winner by Sunday morning at 9am, I will draw another winner Sunday night!

Have a happy day!

See ya!

40th Anniversary card - smooched pansy!

My neighbours from the neighbourhood I grew up in celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this past Sunday.  Shout out to Jim and Sylvia for reaching such a milestone!!  A fantastic accomplishment for sure!!  Their children threw them a huge party on Sunday afternoon - more food than we could all eat, music, lots of pictures from the past 40 years, and visiting with friends and neighbours we had not seen in a very long time!

So before we went, I created them this simple yet elegant anniversary card.

Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Shimmery White
Ink: Night of Navy, Summer Sun
Stamps:  Medallian (background stamp), Well Scripted (yes, from the Occassions Mini, but I love it, and hope it makes it to the new catalogue in July!)
Accessories:  White Taffeta Ribbon, Vanilla Smooch Spritz (on pansy, ribbon, and 'congratulations'), silver brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

I so LOVE how it turned out!!  The Smooch Spritz was just the thing to take it up a level!

Have a happy day!

See ya!