Sunday, October 11, 2015

October Christmas Stack

My October Christmas Stack will be held

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Afternoon stack - 2:00-5:00 use this link to register

Evening Stack - 6:00-9:00pm use this link to register

Where - Joan's House
Cost - $35.00

All registration MUST BE MADE by October 21.  I will be out of town at a conference after that and I want to be as prepared as possible before I get home from the conference.  

Here are the rest of the cards you will be creating.

You can e-mail me if you would like more information.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Same Paper - Different Designs

This is one of the cards we did for our Stampiversary event.  After the even there were left overs - because you always cut extra just in case.  I took the extras and turned them into music cards that I could sell.  The paper product is Stampin'Up! although the stamps are not.  There hasn't been any music themed stamps for a couple of years now.  (BooHoo!!!)

These are the cards I created with the left overs from the second make and take we had at our anniversary event.  I did use retired music stamps for these ones because the size worked well.

Have a great day.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Tenth Anniversary Celebration

On September 27, Amy Barry and I invited everyone who has helped us to build our stamping business through the ten years we've been a part of the Stampin'Up!  We joined together and ran our business as a partnership for four years, now we each run it on our own.  It was so much fun to see people who we haven't been in touch with for a while and the new people who we're stamping with now.  The afternoon was a huge success and Amy and I had fun preparing for the event!

We had two make and takes for our guests to make.  One using products that were around when we first started out - "Lovely as a Tree" and "Sincere Salutations", the second project was using products out of the Holiday catalogue.

Amy put together the tiny gift boxes which were filled with trail mix and had an acorn on top.  As you can tell - our theme was fall!

It was a fantastic afternoon - thanks again to everyone who made this event a success, and who have helped make the last 10 years a success as well.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Paper Pumpkin for Mothers or Father's Day

Watch April's Paper Pumpkin Video…

Open it up and  see what’s inside the April Paper Pumpkin kit by watching this Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin video.  Consider giving a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription to celebrate Mother’s or Father’s Day (guys who stamp are cool)!  Each kit includes everything (even the ink) needed to create handmade projects like cards, treat holders and more.   Learn how you can subscribe (or give as a gift) for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months at the links provided below.  Please email me if you have any questions!  I’m here to help!


I created a card using the Sunday Stamps sketch this week to give to my Assistant Principal - he helped with the french translation of some election postcards… I thought that the alphabet embossing folder was appropriate.  It will be one that I keep on hand.

I've also spent some time this week using up some of the extra pieces from the chalk board banner kit as a banner for the foyer of our school.  It is Spring!…..finally.

Hope spring is springing or sprung in your part of the world.  I do enjoy this time of year with everything budding and blooming.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Upcoming All Occasion/Birthday Card Camp

It's been a while - but here we go…..
All Occasion/Birthday 15 Card Stack
When: Friday, May 22
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Place: Joan's House - Fort Saskatchewan Alberta, Canada
Cost $35.00

Cost includes 5 cards (3 copies of each), co-ordinating envelopes, Door Prizes, Light Snacks.

If you are in my area and interested in coming you can register HERE
You can make your cards all Birthday or a variety.

Hope to be able to stamp with you soon

Out of Hibernation with a Mashup!

Well, I think I have come out of hibernation!  And I'm gearing up to stamp again - although I need to be careful that I don't overwhelm myself with doing too much too fast!
But - I'm planning cards for a workshop this month, and decided to see what some of my challenge blogs had for me to do - Friday Mashup - of course - didn't fail me.  I love this challenge blog!

Their challenge is below….
This week's Mashup! Challenge:
  • Create a project using "the sketch".
  • Create a project using "your favorite Retired/Retiring/Forgotten Stamp". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using your Favorite Retired Stamp set and the Sketch". 

Hope your day has been going well.
It's that happy changing time of the year!  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easy Access…..

I'm going to be keeping this post at the top for a while… will give you easy access to two previous postings so you don't have to go hunting for them.

Information about Sale-A-Bration - Whether you want to Shop, Host, or Join the information is available HERE.

To view any of the 14 video tutorials Stampin'Up! has created featuring products from the new Occasions Catalogue or products you can earn for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure - link HERE.  Be patient, it takes a few seconds for them to all load in the post.  Happy Viewing!

Monday, January 12, 2015

It's Your Day

It has been AGES since I've done a Sunday Stamps Challenge!!!! This week they had a sketch to do. I tell ya, I'm loving these HUGE sentiment stamps that are in the new Occasions 2015 catalogue! Makes it super easy to put together a quick, clean and easy card- with the help of the new washi tape too, of course.

Hope you have a fabulous day,
Thanks for stopping by,

Grandson's Birthday Card

I got some stamping done yesterday afternoon before the family came over for dinner.  It was my Grandson's 3rd birthday this past week, his party was on Saturday and we had family dinner last night. 

I used the Lego pieces out the the "Boys will be Boys" set.  I made two little masks so that I could create a pile of blocks and then I stamped and cut out some individual blocks so I could do more scattering, and layering.  

Fun, fun, fun.
Hope your day is great - Thanks for visiting

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Video Tutorials from Stampin'Up!

Stampin'Up! has created fourteen new video tutorials highlighting products and techniques from the new Sale-A-Bration Brochure and Occasions Catalog. Woowzers!  If you see any products that you just have to have, let me know or you can order through my on-line store.
Happy Viewing…..

The video headers with the pink backgrounds feature products which are available in the Occasions catalogue and the yellow backgrounds feature products from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  Do you want to know more about Sale-A-Bration…..see this post.

Sale-A-Bration - Wooo Hoooo!

It's Here…'s here…...
Sale-A-Bration, one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales events of the year runs Jan. 6 - March 31, 2015!  Check out these three ways you can earn free products!

FREE PRODUCT!  For every $60 in product you spend (before shipping and tax), get a Sale-A-Bration gift FREE.  Click "See Them Now" to download the Sale-A-Bration brochure( through my website HERE)
to see the FREE gift choices.
Book a workshop with me to stamp with your friends and family or  you could EARN BONUS HOST DOLLARS ON-LINE! Stock up for yourself or combine your order with a friend(s) to place an on-line order of $200 or more (before shipping and tax) and earn a $25 host dollar bonus.  Bonus Host Dollars are available with on-line orders, too--not just parties! This bonus is in addition to earning a FREE gift for every $60 you spend (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration. 
Shop at my on-line store
A HOBBY STAMPER'S DREAM!  During Sale-A-Bration, sweeten the $125 Starter Kit Deal (a kit filled with $155 of your choice of products) when you choose between two FREE product BONUS options.  

Option #1 or Option #2.  Which one is right for YOU?  Choose one of the limited time Sale-a-Bration product offers when you join between January 6 - March 31, 2015
  • Option 1)  Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog.Option 2)  Receive two FREE Sale-a-Bration items of your choice. 
  • The $125 Starter Kit can be ordered through me HERE
  • For a limited time!  The Starter Kit Special runs from January 6 - March 31, 2015.
  • You decide!  Choose up to $155 in Stampin' Up! products for your kit (including 15% off bundles).  
  • Free Shipping!  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
  • Stock up!  Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $200 or more placed within 45 days.
  • 20% discount!  Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.  
  • No risk!  You'll have through June 30, 2015 to "test drive" demonstrator discounts and benefits.  
  • No penalty!  If you reach $400 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter, you will renew and remain active for another quarter. If you don't reach $400 in sales, you can "drop" with no penalty.
  • No catch!  There's no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.  
Contact me for further information, or if I can help you in any way.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

World's Greatest Grandpa

It's been a very lazy day - getting energy stored for the first day back at school I suppose.
  After Family Dinner tonight, I decided to do the Freshly Made Sketch challenge for this week.   I pulled out the new stamp set from the Occasions catalogue - which begins on the 6th - "Guy Greetings"  -  love the array of hats!
It's a pretty clean, simple and monochromatic card - but it's also been a very lazy day.  So that's all I've got for today.

Hope your Christmas Break has been good and restful for beginning the new year.
Thanks for dropping by,

Friday, January 2, 2015

Snow, Brrrrrr, Snow

I got to the Friday Mashup today - and this time I'm linking it to their challenge blog - because I haven't missed the deadline!  Their mashup this time round is a winter themed card with snowflakes.

Before Christmas I was unable to get these particular snowflakes to stamp properly.  At the Diva Breakfast I went to at the beginning of December I was given the tip to stamp the photopolymer images on the paper piercing pad - to add a little give.  Sure enough, it worked.

I added a few extra "r's" to Brr.  I just figured since we're heading into the coldest part of the year it made sense.

Hope your keeping warm in your little corner of the world.
Thanks for dropping by,

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

It has been a very very long time since I've posted - and I'm sorry.  Yesterday I created this card - the first "random" non-Christmas card in months and I did it according to the Friday Mashup Challenge - which was to use the sketch, keep it simple, and add some grunge in the background.  
I did all of that, and then forgot about posting it here, or to their challenge website.  duh!
Time to get back in the swing of things!

Stampin'Up! has some wonderful stamp sets coming up in the new Occasions catalogue - and don't forget, Sale-a-bration will be starting soon too!  January 6 - March 31.

Stay posted!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season!
Thanks for dropping by.