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!