Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gift Card Ornament

My upline is having her team meeting tonight and the swap is some kind of ornament. So I decided to make this:

Isn't it adorable? I found it while cruising blogs and I apologize but now I can't find where I found it!

The penguin is made with all kinds of SU punches (1/2 inch circle, 1 inch circle, 1 3/4 inch circle, all three sizes of ovals, window, three for you and star punch). The three for you punch was used for his little feet, which you can't see in the picture.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, December 12, 2008


You are invited to a Holiday Open House!

Friday, December 12, 2008 (tonight)
from 7pm to 9pm
282 Grange Rd, Guelph ON
Get some last minute shopping done in the quiet,
no hassle, no crowds, comfort of my home!
Companies that will be represented are:
and homemade crafts!
There will be items on display for sale that night or orders can be placed.
Snack on apple cider, hot chocolate, dainties or yummy samples from Epicure!
This is a new venture for me so come check it out!


Stampin'Up! is offering free shipping on orders over $100 until December 23rd. Plus the retired stamp list came out and until December 23rd you will receive 10% off any retiring stamp set!

So that is like a 20% savings! Woohoo!

Click here for the Retiring stamp list. Remember, you can now order on-line through my website

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Holy Tryptych...'s cold outside! LOL! It has warmed up today but we are supposed to be back in the deepfreeze by the end of the week! Oh well, as long as tomorrow is nice, as it is my technique Tuesday class. Below is what we will be learning...the stained glass technique!

This is such a cool technique! I hope the girls like it!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, December 5, 2008


I have been missing in action for the last week because I was hanging out in Toronto with my sister-in-law! Well, I was really there taking a course for work, but I stayed at her place rather than commute...I don't do well in traffic! LOL!

I had a blast but didn't get any stamping! I will this week though so stay tuned!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale!

Stampin' Up! has finally announced exactly WHAT is on sale for their HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA sale and what an awesome sale it is!


Click on the link to the right of the screen to view the flyer.

There are two ways to order:

  • You can place your order online using the online shopping cart on my website and it will be delivered to your home by UPS in time for Christmas! You'll need the BUNDLE ITEM NUMBER from the flyer in order to get the sale prices.
  • Or you can contact me by phone or email to place your order, and pick it up from my home when it comes in. Phone & email orders must be pre-paid.

The sooner you place your order the better because these bundles are only good for a limited time and only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! Sale is in effect until December 1, 2008.

Until next time, happy stamping...and shopping!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Time to Rest!

The craft sales are over and both were successful! Thanks to all who left a comment on my last post wishing me well!

I do have a picture of my set up at the church, but I can't find my camera right now...I think it is buried amongst the tubs of crafts! LOL! I will post as soon as I find it!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


In case you were wondering what I have been up to...

Craft sale stuff! My church is holding it's annual Christmas bazaar this Saturday, from 9 to 1:30pm. If you are in Guelph and in the neighbourhood of St. John's Elementary school, pop in and say Hi!

Well, back to the crafts! I am almost done (if a crafter is ever 'done'). I just need to make some signs and then pack it all up!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrance Day

Please remember to take a few moments to remember those who have fought for our freedom and for those who still are fighting!

Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Stamping Extravaganza!

I hosted a Stamping Extravaganza yesterday and it was awesome! Below are the projects we made:

These are Post It note holders

These are covered gift bags with tags

This is a criss-cross card

And this is a CD Calendar (missing is the plastic cd case)

There were 14 of us and we had a blast!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Just popped in to wish everyone a happy Halloween!

This is the first year none of my kids are trick-or-treating...kinda sad, yet kinda glad!

Have a safe one!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Scallop Circle Punch Santas

I was cruising through some blogs at work (shhh, don't tell anyone) and I came across Tanya Boser's blog. She has a tutorial on how to make the cutest little Santas using the Scallop Circle punch! So, after supper I made some for my Stamping Extravaganza guests this weekend. Aren't they cute?

You can find her tutorial here

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

All Day Stamping

Today was a really fun day! I went to my friend, Laura's house and we, along with my other friend Corina, completed 30 cards from half a scrappin kit! The picture below does not do justice to what we actually created. And we all came up with different ideas, which was fun!

The ingredients used for these cards were: Half of the 'I Wish' scrappin kit, whisper white, chocolate chip, old olive and real red cardstock, chocolate chip classic ink, Heard from the Heart and Many Merry Messages stamp sets.

If you would like further details, such as measurements, etc, email me and I will send you the template I used.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Finally Friday!

It has been a short week but a long one! Isn't that the way it usually goes? I'm happy it's Friday because I have the day off! Yay! Now I can finish prepping for the stamping extravaganza I am hosting.

Last week my friend, Corina, came over for Technique Tuesday. I taught her all the ins and outs of embossing!

We used the stamp set Holy Triptych. The card to the left is embossed in black and then we coloured her in with SU markers.

This card is really blurry, I apologize for that. We stamped the image with white craft ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. It looks very regal in real life.

Thanks for look and until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Cards!

I have been participating in some weekly challenges and I have received some awesome cards! The first challenge was to make a card that wasn't the regular 4.25 x 5.5. The card below was sent to me by Debbie. I think it is really cute!

The next challenge was the Wheely card challenge. This was sent to me by Kim. She also did some embossing and flocking! So cool!

This final card is one I cased from someone on Splitcoast for a class I was teaching at work. It uses the Eat, Drink and Be Scary stamp set from the mini. It's so cute!
Recipe: Eat, Drink and Be Scary ss, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White and Old Olive cardstock, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie ink, black brad, 1 1/4 circle punch, pop dot

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

October Sales!

Wow! Stampin'Up! is offering some awesome specials this month!

Decor Elements Phase II

Decorating your house has never been easier! These vinyl designs not only come in different colours but are so easy to apply you won't know how you lived without them! Check it out HERE

Aqua Painter Pen Offer

Order a single large-tip Aqua Painter pen for only $8.50. This pen is awesome for watercolouring! This pen is usually offered in a package of two, so get in on this awesome deal today! Available from October 1 - 31. Check it out HERE

Stampin'Up! Turns 20!

And to celebrate they are giving you the gift! With a purchase of at least $20 you will receive a 20 percent discount on a selection of birthday stamp sets! Cool! Check it out HERE

Extra Hostess Benefits

From October 1 to November 30, when you host a workshop of $460 or more you will be able to choose a FREE stamp set from the Fall/Winter 2008 Catalog Sampler in addition to your regular hostess benefits! Awesome!

If you have any questions about these or any other SU products, just let me know!

And don't forget...on-line ordering is now available so check out my SU website HERE to place yours today!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Down for the Count!

Hi all!

I haven't posted in a while because I had my wisdom teeth pulled last Wednesday so I have been sleeping most of the time! I came through it pretty well, considering some of the horror stories I have heard! I hope to have something to post this week so stay tuned!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Finally Finished!

I have finally completed some projects I have been working on for a while!

First, this cool little backpack that is all the rage. I don't follow instructions very well, so mine is a bit different than the person I cased (I can't remember who so I apologize for that)

This is a 2-4-6-8 box using the new stamp set Eat, Drink and Be Scary. It will be available in the new mini October 1!

And finally, the 'Purse' that I cased from Jantink. It is really cute (not as cute as Jan's but cute enough!). I missed the step for attaching the ribbon handle, but it still works!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Stamping Extravaganza

Good evening all!

I just wanted to let you know about the Stamping Extravaganza event I will be hosting. It will be on Saturday, Nov 1 from 9 to 3 and we will make eight items, two of four different to keep and one to give away!

For more information, contact me at!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You can now shop Stampin' Up! 24/7!

Online ordering is here! What does that mean? It means if you are up late scrapbooking, or making a project and then discover you are missing some products to complete them, or you wake up in the middle of the night with a FAB idea but don't have all the products for it to come to fruition, or you want to shop for the perfect gift for that crafty someone, then you can order your products right away! No need to wait for me!

You can place your order, on my website, from anywhere within Canada and have it shipped directly to you! It's easy to get started:

1. Visit my website at
2. Click on SHOP NOW in the top right corner
3. Click on customer login to set up your own personal shopping account (be sure to save your password)
4. Enjoy shopping!

If you have any questions at all, just email me at

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Awesome Trip!

Hi all!

I am back from my trip with my son and it was awesome! If you ever get a chance to visit Nova Scotia, do it, especially Peggy's Cove. It is just beautiful there! I could have sat on a rock and stared at the ocean all day.

While I was away I received some goodies from SU! How exciting! I hope to play with them tomorrow and get some new pictures on here.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Off for a bit!

Hi all!

On Thursday I will be going with my son to Halifax for a five day mini vacation. He won a free flight with Porter Airlines (they fly from Toronto Island) and that is the furthest that Porter flies! If you have been reading my blog since the beginning you will remember that he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes back in February. So this is a mini holiday for the two of us as we have had a very rough year!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Exciting things to share!

The first thing I have to share is this awesome camera case my awesome upline brought back for me from convention! It fits my new camera so perfectly!

The next thing I have to share is a recruit special being offered. From August 11-October 11, potential recruits will have the option of becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator by purchasing one of three special mini Starter Kits* priced at $119.

Stamp-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
109515 Fun & Fast Notes stamp set $36.95
100730 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $8.95
105548 Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2" x 11") $9.50
101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad $6.25
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $8.75

Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
111570 Contempo Alphabet stamp set $48.95
113059 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $23.95
105212 Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad $6.25

Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit:

Item Code Description Price
111656 Inspired by Nature stamp set $28.95
114088 Décor Elements Chocolate Classic Ff $4.75
114126 Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes $20.95
114285 Décor Elements Applicator $2.25
111835 Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad $6.25

Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

How cool is that? If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator, let me know and I'll give you all the info about how great it is to be a demo!

I also have a new Stampin Up website. It contains all the latest specials and my upcoming classes. Be sure to visit at

I still await my new Fall/Winter catty. I'm supposed to get them Monday, so here's hoping!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New 'Toys'!

My favorite truck came to my place today to deliver a package for a customer and there just so happened to be two things in it for me! LOL!

The above stamp set to the is a level 2 hostess set that will be released in the new catty. It is called 'Deer Friends' and is so cute! It will be awesome for making Christmas cards and gift card holders!

The second one is a new set also coming out in the new catty called 'Heard from the Heart'. When we demos were given a sneak peak at some of the stuff being released in the new catty, I just fell in love with this set!

And the best part of both of these sets is they were die cut! Which means two minutes to mount them! All newly released sets in the new catty will be die cut. How cool is that? No more fussing with gummed up scissors! Yahoo!

I hope to play with these sets soon and post what I have created with them, so stay tuned!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, July 25, 2008


I have a new camera! Yippee! Now I can share with you what I have been up to...

a huge mess! I am cleaning house. Well, my stamp room anyway. I am clearing out all the stuff I haven't touched in the last six months, plus all the retired stamp sets and accessories from SU that I no longer need, and I am having a Stamp, Scrap and Craft sale!

It will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 9am to 12pm at my place. If you are interested in attending, send me an email and I will give you my address and directions. There are lots of goodies such as stickers, rub-ons, designer paper, cardstock, ink pads, cards, alterable items, etc! Don't miss out on some awesome bargains!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, July 4, 2008

I'm back...sort of!

Life has been very crazy the last month, but it should slow down for a bit! Plus my silly camera is on the blink again! I think I need to buy a new one that only I can use!

I have a couple classes coming up in July and August:

- Christmas in July Stamp a stack - Friday, July 18 from 7 to 9:30pm Cost = $25 - we will make 16 cards, four each of four designs. Please register by July 11th.

- Stamping and scrapbooking sale - Saturday, August 16 from 9am to 12pm with a special night just for my customers/friends on Friday, August 15 from 7 to 9pm. There will be SU and non SU items for sale, along with retired stamp sets, papers, embellishments and crafts! Be sure to get there early!

If you are interested in attending, please contact me and I will give you the details.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Where, oh where can I be?

I'm still here...just super busy! I haven't even been able to stamp anything! I think that may just be a sin! LOL!

Please be patient and keep checking back! I hope to have some new stuff posted next week!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Another Mega Stamp Camp!

If you weren't able to attend the Mega Stamp Camp in Guelph back in April, you have another chance! My sideline, Andrea Walford, is hosting a Mega Stamp Camp in Cambridge on June 21st. For more details or to register click here. The project is the same just a different location. I'll be helping Andrea in the kitchen making a fab lunch!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Chipboard Promo!

Wow! Two specials in one month? How awesome is that?

If you love chipboard, you won’t want to miss this awesome opportunity to stock up on Stampin’ Up!’s high quality chipboard. From May 1 to May 31, when you order $40 of Stampin’ Up! product, you get 25% off ALL of Stampin’ Up!’s On Board Chipboard products (found on pages 178-179 of the Spring-Summer Collection 2008)!

For more details visit Stampin'Up's on-line home page at

If you have any questions, contact me!

Until next time, happy stamping!

20% off Stampin'Up! Starter Kit AND a Free Hodge Podge Hardware Kit!

Wouldn’t you just love to be able to SAVE money on all your rubber stamping and scrapbooking supplies while MAKING money doing something you LOVE? If you answered yes then May is the month to make your dream come true!

Between May 1st -31st, Stampin’ Up! is offering 20% off of their Demonstrator Starter Kit PLUS a FREE hodgepodge hardware kit from the Spring-Summer Collection 2008!. When you buy this kit you’ll receive EVERYTHING you need to start your own home based rubber stamping and scrapbooking business - that’s over $400 of stamping and business supplies for only $208!

If you are interested or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at!

Until next time, happy stamping

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Loonies for Littles Campaign

From April 17 to May 31 Stampin' Up! is offering a limited edition kit that includes:

- exclusive double mounted Good Together stamp set
- one 5x5 On Board Art Journal
- two sheets of double sided designer paper from the Boho Blend Simply Scrappin kit
- three sheets of self-adhesive die cuts from the Boho Blend Simply Scrappin kit
- four sheets of 12x12 textured cardstock
- two classic stampin spots: 1 Old Olive and 1 Pumkin Pie
- one craft keeper
- full color, step by step instructions

All for the low, low price of $32.50 (plus s/h and tax).

And to make it even better, Stampin' Up! is donating $2 for every kit sold to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada! For full details click on the link in the side bar on the right.

What an awesome deal! And it is only for Canadians!

To celebrate, purchase this kit from now until the end of May and I will pay the shipping!

Contact me today! Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Missing in Action...

I haven't posted in a while but it has been sooo gorgeous out, who wants to stay inside? Unless you are stamping of course! I started on a project today that I am totally casing from JanTink (Splitcoast name, I'm not sure what her real name is!) You can see it here.

Isnt' it awesome? When I have finished I will post a picture of it. Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Upcoming Classes

I have a few classes coming up with a looming deadline, so I thought I would list the details in this post.

Scrapbook Class – Saturday, May 3 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm – Price of Class = $30.00

It’s National Scrapbooking Day! Let’s celebrate by making our very own scrapbook! Our scrapbook will hold 6 x 6 pages and you can choose the color! No more settling for ones that are in colors you don’t really want! We will use Berry Bliss and Spring Silhouettes designer paper from the catalog with matching cardstock and some embellishments such as ribbons, rub-ons etc. We will also make three 6x6 double page layouts to put in the six 6 x 6 page protectors to get you started plus instructions so you can make more! Please register for this class by April 19.

Featured Stamp Set – Just Celebrate – Tuesday, May 6 from 7pm to 9pm – Price of Class = $55.00

The featured stamp set this month is Just Celebrate from the Occasions mini. In this class, you will receive your very own Just Celebrate stamp set. Because all the stamp sets in the mini are die-cut, we will mount them in class and then we will make a card using each of the stamps! That’s a total of 8 cards! Please register for this class, with pre-payment by April 22, 2008.

Loonies for “Littles” class – Saturday, May 10 from either 10am to 12pm or 1pm to 3pm – Price of Class = $45

From April 15 to May 31 Stampin’Up! is offering a special package and donating $2 from each package sold to Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Canada! How cool is that? To celebrate, I will be hosting a class, at two different times, where we will complete the project that the package makes. For more information about the Loonies for Littles package, please see the flyer that is included with your registration package. Please register with pre-payment for this class by Thursday, April 17.

Hodge-Podge Hardware Class – Tuesday, May 20 from 7pm to 9pm – Price of Class = $45.00

Have you seen the cool hardware that is for sale in the catalog and now in the Occasions mini? Are you saying “Gee, I would really like that, but what would I do with all the pieces?” Then attend this class and I will show you! In this class you will receive a set of Hodge-Podge Hardware, your choice which one, and we will make a few projects using some of the different pieces in the kit. You can choose from an Aged Copper, Antique Brass, Pewter or Silver finish. Not sure you will need all the pieces? Then find a friend, split the cost of the class and share the hardware! Please register with pre-payment for this class by Tuesday, May 6

If you are in the Guelph, Ontario Canada area and interested in any of the classes listed above, click on the Contact me icon to the right and let me know!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Busy Weekend!

Well, the Spring Mega Stamp Camp is over and I can finally reveal the card I created and demoed!
Isn't it pretty? I used the Smackin' Acetate technique!

Ingredients: Embrace Life and All Holidays stamp sets, Rose Red, Basic Black and Glossy cardstock, Always Artichoke ribbon, black brads, Rose Red and Always Artichoke markers and acetate!

Overall, stamp camp went well, but I am sore from preparing lunch over a much too short table!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring is Finally in the Air!

Spring is here, the sun is shining, the snow is melting...

and the place to be this Saturday is Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St N in Guelph for the Spring Mega Stamp Camp!

The doors open at 9:30 am and the fun starts promptly at 10:15. Enter the church from the parking lot at the back - we're in th gyme. Be sure to pick up your registration package, draw tickets and name tag on the way in.

A Few Notes about this Event….

(put your name on everything, please)
(if you don't own some of these basic tools, limited quantities WILL be available to share)
Personal Trimmer (big enough to cut 12 x 12 paper)
Favourite Adhesive (glue stick, tape runner, 2 sided tape, etc)
Paper Snips (small pointed scissors)
Bone Folder
Corner Rounder punch
Stampin' Scrub & Stampin' Mist
Pen, Pencil, Eraser
Basket or container to store under your chair & hold all your tools, etc. (Please help to keep the tabletop clear)
Your Spring & Summer Collection Catalogue (copies will also be available for sale)

All orders placed on Saturday April 5th will receive FREE SHIPPING - that's a 10% savings!!
For your convenience, an order form will be provided in your registration package.
You can hand in your order to any of the demonstrators present at Stamp Camp, but rest assured that YOUR demonstrator will receive it at the end of the day.
Orders can be processed during lunch, throughout the afternoon's card-making session, or at 3 pm after the final grand prize draw.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque, Master Card or Visa on April 5th.

Free Parking is available at the church, but space may be limited. Car-pooling is encouraged.< /li>

Bottled water, coffee & tea will be available throughout the day.
Lunch will be served between 12-1 pm.
If you have any questions about the menu, please contact Donna Henley at 519-823-8891.
If you have special dietary needs beyond the refreshments provided, feel free to bring what you need


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Any day now...

...the snow can go away! We got a wicked storm again yesterday, starting in the afternoon. I didn't even stamp last night because I didn't want to leave the warmth of my fireplace! Can you imagine, using a fireplace at the end of March? Mind-blowing!

I don't have anything to share today except my wishes for you to keep warm and faithful that someday the sun will shine and it will be warm and it will melt all that snow!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, March 24, 2008


When I woke up this morning there must have been at least a foot of the fluffy stuff! I thought it was spring! Enough with the snow already! Oh well, at least it is almost April...yet where I come from (Sask) we still got snow in May!
In honour of the snow, I am showing you a card I made last December using the Peaceful Wishes stamp set. I just love that stamp set!
Ingredients: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla cardstock, Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy ink, Mellow Moss Gingham ribbon.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Is It Spring Yet?

It sure felt like it today! But, alas, we are supposed to get more snow by the end of next week. Oh well!

My friend Corina and I got together Wednesday night and made some money holder Thank You cards.
Aren't they awesome? We made seven in total.

Ingredients: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Whisper White cardstock, Cutie Pie DP, So Many Scallops stamp set, scallop, tab and 1 1/4 circle punches, Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery ink
These are super easy to make! Cut a piece of cardstock to 9 by 8 1/2. Score at 3 and 6 inches on the 9 inch side.

Cut a half circle from the side that folds under the tab part of the holder. Tape the sides together, so the moola doesn't fall out!

We then cut a 3 inch piece of DP and folded it around the card, but not too tight as then it won't slide off and on easily.

Stamp whichever stamp you like from So Many Scallops, punch out with the scallop punch. Punch out two tab punches and cross them over each other to make a circle, which is then just a bit bigger than your scallop punch. Adhere to the DP and Voila!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Little Brown Trucks!

I love little brown trucks! They bring me toys! Like today, for instance. The little brown truck brought me this super hostess stamp set called From the Garden. I had to use it right away!

Ingredients: From the Garden stamp set, Whisper White and Kraft cardstock, Certainly Celery designer paper, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery ink and a ribbon slider from the Hodge Podge hardware that is in the Occasions mini.

Isn't it purty? I cased the card from the Spring and Summer catty, but just changed the colors.

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Hostess Promotion!

From March 18 to April 30, when you host a $450 workshop you will earn an extra $35 in hostess awards on top of Stampin'Up!'s already generous hostess rewards program!

How awesome is that?

Contact me today to book your workshop!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Invitations Galore!

I have been busy the last couple weeks making invitations for my husband. He is going to be ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church in June. The stamp is not Stampin'Up (sorry) but the rest is. I used Elegant Eggplant and Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped the cross with versa mark and then embossed it with black embossing powder. The saying was printed onto the Shimmery White cardstock with a printer. The scallop edge was done with the slit punch, which took a long time to do 75 invites with!

On another note, the Occasions mini is now out and customers are able to order from it. It has some awesome things in it, especially the new silver Hodge Podge hardware! I am in love!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mega Stamp Camp Full!

Wow! I have had an overwhelming response to this camp! All the spots I had available are full...yippee! Thank you to everyone who registered. I look forward to seeing (and meeting) you all!

For those of you that missed out, I am going to host another one in my home the following Saturday. We will complete the same projects just on a different day and at a different place.

Be sure to let me know by March 15th if you are interested in session 2!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Scrapping Page

My upline had a business team meeting this week and after all the business was over with we got to make this cool scrapbook page.

It is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 and the picture is to go somewhere in the middle. I haven't found the perfect one for it yet, but I'm sure I will.

Ingredients: Stamp Set - Friendship Blooms (from the SAB mini), Cardstock - Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DP, Ink - Purely Pomegranate, Summer Sun, Old Olive.

The middle flower was stamped on a separate paper, cut out and then pasted on.

I think this would look awesome in a picture frame! Thanks for looking and until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Scrapbook Fun!

First off, thanks to everyone for their well wishes on my previous post. My son is adapting awesome, and so are we. I was even able to leave him for a couple hours on Saturday. My upline held her quarterly 'fun' team meeting where all lines of her downline get together and stamp...for fun! We learned two things:
First, this card was demonstrated to us by Andrea Walford. She learned it from Leadership. Ingredients: East Coast Prep DP, More Mustard cardstock, Wild Wasabi double stiched ribbon, brad, jumbo eyelet and the stamp set So Many Scallops from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.

Second we learned how to make a scrapbook out of cardstock and chipboard! It was so cool! The instructions are to detailed to list here but I am thinking this would make an awesome class! This is the outside. I made it with Wild Wasabi textured cardstock and on the inside I used Looks Like Spring DP (retired paper...sorry!)
All I need to add now is 6 x 6 page protectors and some pictures!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Life is like a box of chocolates...

Forrest Gump really knew what he was talking about!

I apologize for not posting in a while, but life threw us a curve ball last week. One of my sons was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and immediately admitted to the hospital for a week. Of course I stayed with him the whole time, except to go home and take a shower and have a really good cry! He is home now and back at school (which he didn't miss much of due to all the snow days!) which is hard for me as I am not there to watch his every move! LOL

I am still going to host my card party this coming Monday, so if you are in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by and make some cards!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Spring 2008 Mega Stamp Camp

It's time for another Mega Stamp Camp!!! Brought to you by the team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators - the Artful*Inkers! This popular bi-annual event is a big hit with newbie & experienced stampers alike, and if you sign up before February 29th, you'll save $10!

The format is changing this year: in the first session we'll all be decorating ametal lunch tin with dividers - the perfect way to keep all your cards in order. After lunch we'll be making a dozen cards to start you on your collection, and learning some kewl stamping techniques as well.

Date: Saturday April 5th, 2008
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Location: Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St, Guelph ON
Registration begins: FEBRUARY 1ST, 2008
Early-Bird Registration ($40) ends: FEBRUARY 29TH, 2008 (FIRM)
Final Date to Register ($50): MARCH 10, 2008 (FIRM)


Seating is limited to 60 people, so do NOT hesitate; call your friends, then call me quick to reserve your table!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

20% off Starter Kits!

Thinking about becoming a Stampin'Up! demonstrator? Well now is the time to do it!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Starter Kit

From February 1st until March 17th, the Canadian Stampin’ Up! demonstrator Starter Kit is only $208+PST (no S&H or GST).

This is such an awesome offer! That is a savings of 20% off the regular kit price of $260 - that means you get $52 off! PLUS you can choose any stamp set - a value of up to $56.68–from the current catalogue - absolutely FREE!

You definitely don’t want to miss this GREAT OFFER!

If you have any questions that you’d like answered, feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to answer your questions by email, phone, or in person!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Snow Day!

It was a snow day today, not only for the kids but for me too! How cool is that? So I finished preparing for my open house tomorrow, cleaned up my stamping area, shoveled about four times and notice that I need to shovel again! Okay, the snow can stop any time now! LOL! I also had to fight for the computer! Oh well, it was a great day overall.

Sale-a-bration starts today! Yippee! If you place an order of $70 or more, you will receive a FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure! You can see these great sets on-line by clicking the Stampin'Up! link to the right of this post. Let me know if there is anything you would like to order as this sale ends March 17!

I still don't have any pictures to post. That darn snow stopped me from going out and getting a battery for my camera! Tomorrow it is supposed to be nice, so I will rush out before the open house!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy!

First of all, thank you to everyone who has viewed my blog! It is so cool knowing people are actually checking you out! LOL!

Monday's class went awesome! The ladies were so creative! I don't think anyone had the same design on their cards.

I am now preparing for my open house on Saturday, which will feature the new catty and Sale-a-bration all in one. There will be a door prize, a make and take or two, a craft table and my retired stamp sets will be for sale. Oh yeah and snacks! Can't forget the snacks! Plus incentives if you book a workshop or place an order. If you are in the neighborhood, stop on by!

I don't have any pictures to share (battery died in the camera) but hopefully soon!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Card Class

Hi all!

I have been working on samples for my card class on Monday. The gals are going to make 30 cards from half a Stampin'Up! scrappin kit! They will get one sheet each of four textured, solid cardstock, two and a half sheets of printed designer paper, three sheets of sticky die cuts plus their class fee includes 15 sheets of Very Vanilla cardstock and 30 envelopes!

This is a picture of the samples I made. I only made 16 cards (as that is all my board would hold) and I still have lots of paper left over.

It's going to be a great class!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Sale-a-Bration is just around the corner!

Once a year, Stampin'Up! has an awesome sale and this year is no different! Place a minimum order of $70 from February 1 to March 17 and receive a free stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration mini!


The minis were printed before Stampin' Up! announced a 7% reduction in prices for Canadians, so when you are planning your wish list, please remember the following:

  • Customers receive a free Sale-A-Bration (SAB) set with a $70 order, not $75 as printed in the brochure.
  • Hostesses receive a free SAB set with a $400 workshop not $450, 2nd set with $800 workshop not $900, and so on.
  • New demonstrators who join during Sale-a-Bration can choose any stamp set up to $56.68 not $60.95 as printed.

Just wait 'til you see all the great things you can make with the goodies from this brochure! And everything in the mini can be had for FREE! (Gotta love the free stuff!!!!)

Don't have a brochure in hand? Then check it out on-line under the Stampin'Up link to the right or contact me and I will send you one!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Exam time!

Today, my two oldest boys are starting to write exams in high school. This will be the first time for my middle guy! They grow up so fast!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Hi there!

I have decided to jump on the blog bandwagon!

I hope to share my ideas and love for stamping with you. My goal is to post something new every day, if not every other day. All of my projects are made with Stampin'Up! images, paper and embellishments. Why, you ask? Because I am a Stampin'Up! demonstrator! I loved their stuff so much I decided to join the company and I haven't regretted it since!

This card I created quite a while ago.

Stamp Set: Polka Dots & Paisley
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Ink: Pink Passion, Certainly Celery
Embellishments: silver brads

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about what I have posted. I would love to hear from you!