Saturday, October 18, 2014

Past Paper Pumpkins

I spent some time today putting together a couple of the Paper Pumpkins that are stacked on my desk.  I haven't added many embellishments from outside the pumpkin kit.


With Christmas just around the corner, it's a great time to take advantage of the prepaid subscriptions that can be bought as gifts. It's a fantastic gift idea for crafters on your list - and the nice thing is that it's not all just about cards - some kits contain home decor items too. Subscriptions are available for 1,3,6,or 12 months. Contact me for more information.

Have a good one!
Joan

Monday, October 13, 2014

Merry, Merry, Merry

I now have only one Christmas card left to design for the upcoming Christmas Stack…

Date - October 24, 2014
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Place  - Joan's House
Cost $30.00

If you live in my area and would like to attend you can register through the following link



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Conference

I attended the Fall Conference in Edmonton last night and am heading back again today.  It was good to see friends and I enjoyed the structure of the make and takes!  We rotated around to stations making bits and pieces for the projects we put together at the very last table.  We didn't know what things were going to look like until the end.  

We used the new Gift Box Punch Board - I wasn't going to get it…..but I just may have to now!

Well - we didn't created pieces at every station - this is the picture I created with a blind fold on according to the verbal instructions that were given to us.  In a nutshell….
*Draw Niagara Falls on a sunny day
*Draw a maple tree to the left of the falls
*Draw three maple leaves on the tree.
*Draw yourself to the right of the falls - put a bag in your right hand, put some money in your left hand.  Write the word FREE under the bag.
*Draw three of your friends up in the sky
*Ink up the stamp on the table and stamp it on the paper and write your name beside it.
Totally fun!

Have a great day!
Joan


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Designing for Christmas

This past weekend I was working on designs for my October Christmas Stack.  So - of course I went to Merry Monday to see what they had for a challenge this week.  It was a bingo - so I picked…Red, Ribbon and Embossing.  I think for my Chrtistmas stack I will forgo the ribbon - I like it - but want to keep it as simple as possible for my stampers.

I do love this new Christmas set - It's not really evident, but the branch and cones are done in gold embossing.

I love, love, love the new washi tape in the Holiday Catalogue!  I'm going to have to buy more though if I'm planning on using it at the stack!  I'm going to be using this set at more than one stack this season I'm sure!

Hope your fall is off to a great start and that you can enjoy it before gearing up for the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by,
Joan



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hello Tags

Here is another card that we'll be working on this Friday at the All Occasion Stack.  I used the sketch from Sunday Stamps, knowing I wanted to use the new tag punch.  I ran into the problem of not having very many greetings that fit into it…..I'll have to fix that.  So, because of the set I chose to use, I ended up flipping the sketch.


Things are starting to slow down and speed up at the same time - gotta love life! 
Hope your day is going well!
Joan

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Grungy Thank You


Another quick post today - another PD day at school - and we're going to be taking Elliot for a little bit this evening.  This grungy creation is…..you guessed it…..going to be included in the All Occasion Stack.  I will have details up very soon for registering.

And - in honour of that, I'll share a couple of pics from a week ago when he and his auntie were running through the sprinkler…..they had a great time - but it wasn't that hot out!





They had a blast - thanks for visiting today.
Joan


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sprinkler Fun!

Wow - it's been a busy day!  I had to be at school today and spent a lot of time cleaning up a room that I will be using as an art room this year.  Then, when I came home we had to tear apart our master bedroom in preparation for hardwood flooring - all the other spaces were ready - we were waiting on the bedroom until the last minute.  So I've done some heavy labour today - and now I've relaxed with a bit of arting and an MDS Monday page.  Feels weird not being on the DT anymore - but I'm thrilled to see that Yapha has joined the team.  I ALWAYS enjoyed her challenge entries!

So - for My entry this week - I've used photos we took a couple weeks ago (I now realize I need to go back and add the date).  My husband had put the sprinkler on because the grass needed it - and I coaxed my daughter to play with Elliot in the sprinkler.  Oh, they had a good time.

Holly has us using overlays this week - and I love, love, love overlays!  I used the Epic Overlay letters and for the bit in the background….Natural Composition Overlays - both of which are favourites of mine.

Here is the sketch…..

I hope you've had a fabulous day!
Thanks for stopping by to visit.
Joan

World Map Birthday

I'm going to be at school all day today - Professional Development and setting things up - so I'm not sure if I'll be getting a challenge done today or not.  So I'm leaving you with a card I created earlier this week - and it's also going to be included in the All Occasion Stack on September 19th.

Have a totally fantastic day!
Thanks for visiting!
Joan