Monday, December 7, 2009

Tardy...but for a good reason!

I apologize for not posting for a while but I have a good reason! I had to have surgery a few weeks ago so I was in recovery mode for a long time. I still am but I'm finally able to get out of bed and spend a few hours vertical instead of horizontal! LOL!

I'm not sure if I have shared this one with you already or not but here you go. I cased it from someone on Splitcoast and just changed up the colours.

Stamps - Circle Circus and Thoughts of You
Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Embellishments - Old Olive ribbon, rhinestone brad
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark, Old Olive
Tools - Round Scallop, 1" Round and 3/4" round punches, silver embossing powder, heat tool

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Remembering all those who have fought, and are fighting, for our freedom and for Peace.

Thank you!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Black and White Cards

I attended a class held by Donna and we made black and white cards. They aren't totally just black and white but all the same they are so elegant yet fun!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stamping Extravaganza!

It's time once again to register for the Stamping Extravaganza!

Saturday, October 31, 2009
10am to 3pm
Registration Fee: $40 before October 1
$45 after October 1

If you live, or will be in the Guelph Ontario area, then you won't want to miss this! This day is loads of fun! We will make four projects, two 3-D items (two of each) and two unique cards (two of each). There will be hourly door prizes, a grand prize at the end of the day and a show special! Registration also includes a hot lunch and all day coffee, tea and water.

Registration closes October 16th.
Click on the 'Contact Me' to the right to register as there are only 15 spots available!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Final September Card

Our last card created is great for a male birthday or fall anniversary. It's hard to tell but we used the Autumn Meadows dp behind the trees! We sponged a sky before stamping the trees. Then we sponged 'leaves' on the trees in various fall type colours.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree and Heard from the Heart
Inks: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Autumn Meadows dp
Accessories: More Mustard grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Tag Corner punch

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another September Card

Card number three from our September card class showcases a couple of in-colors - Bermuda Bay (which I absolutely love) and Crushed Curry.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Inks: Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories: Crushed Curry Polka Dot ribbon
Tools: Scallop oval punch, large oval punch, eyelet border punch

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Here is another of our September cards. We used designer paper from the Holiday mini, which is gorgeous by the way! We also stamped an image from Embrace Life down the right side of the card. Kind of hard to see, but it's there. And be sure to click on the mini catalog to the left to check out all the awesome awesomeness in it!

Stamps: Holiday Best (hostess set) and Embrace Life
Inks: Taken with Teal and Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Autumn Meadows dp
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets
Tools: Crop-o-dile

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September Cards

September's card class was full of fun and merriment! I met three new stampers, two from Quebec! I had a blast showing them how to stamp!

Our first card was called a Matchbook card. I was inspired by Andrea Walford's card which you can see here . I made my card a bit bigger and there was no gift card holder inside. It is such a unique way to make a card!


Stamps: Medallion and Short & Sweet
Inks: Rich Razzelberry
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss (retired, oops!), Rich Razzelberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DP
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, staples
Tools: Two-way glue pen, Large Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch, Wide Oval punch, stapler

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Final Two and an Old Faithful Stamp Set!

Edited to add: I'm not sure why this posted as I had it scheduled for a later time! Oh well, more for you to look at!

These are the final two cards for the Christmas card buffet I am hosting on Tuesday. They both use the old faithful set Lovely as a Tree.

This card was designed by Andrea Walford. I attended her demonstrator meeting last year and this was one of the cards we got to make. It is so beautiful and simple that it is perfect for the buffet!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree and Heard from the Heart
Cardstock: Kraft and Old Olive
Ink: Whisper White craft and Chocolate Chip classic
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Tools: sponges

I participated in a swap a couple years ago and this was given to me by Tania Green. The ribbon was different on the one she gave me but the concept is still the same!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree and Many Merry Messages
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy and Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy classic
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, Organza ribbon
Tools: Heat gun

I hope you have enjoyed these cards as much as I did making them!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Big Shot Cards for the Buffet!

These two cards use the Big Shot and Snowflake dies. The only stamping was the greeting! How easy is that?

Stamps: All Holidays
Cardstock: Real Red and Shimmery White
Inks: Real Red
Accessories: Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Snowflakes Set #2 Sizzlets, Ticket punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamps: Cute & Curly (retired)
Cardstock: Brocade Blue and Whisper White
Inks: Brocade Blue

Accessories: Half Back Pearl from the Pretties Kit
Tools: Big Shot, Snowflake #2 die, Eyelet Border punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Two More Cards for the Buffet!

Edited to add: This one too! I must have done something wrong! C'est la vie!

These two cards use the Dasher stamp found at the back of the SU Idea Book and Catalog and it is beautiful! Like the Medallion stamp it can be as formal or informal as you want!

This one is more elegant IRL. Dasher and the greeting are embossed with Silver and the Wide Oval mat is Brushed Silver cardstock.

Stamps: Dasher and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brushed Silver and Holiday Lounge dp
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon, Silver embossing powder
Tools: Big Shot, Top Note die, Wide Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Scallop punch, heat tool, powder pal

This one would be great for a man! Very masculine colors.

Stamps: Dasher and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper White and
Holiday Lounge dp
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive classic
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, black brads
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 die, sponges, hole punch

Until next time, happy stamping!

Two More for Tuesday!

Again, these two cards have very little stamping but look great!

Stamps: Short and Sweet
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bella Bleu dp
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon
Tools: Square Scallop punch, Scallop Edge punch, paper cutter

Stamps: Snowman from a retired set (can't remember name)
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay and Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, staple
Big Shot, Snowflake embossing folder (non-SU), Small Tag punch, Large Tag punch, stapler, Stampin' Dimensionals

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Medallion...I'm in love!

I love the new Medallion stamp. It is so versatile! You can use it formally or informally, either way it is so lovely.

I am hosting a Christmas in August Card Buffet on Tuesday and below are just two of the 10 cards the ladies will get to make!

What is a Christmas Card Buffet? It's just like it sounds...there will be 10 different designs that people can make. They can make one of each or 10 of one, they choose

I apologize for the blurry picture...not sure what happened!

Stamps: Medallion, All Holidays

Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red and Whisper White
Accessories: Button Latte, Red Gingham Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Oval punch and Wide Oval punch and glue dots

It's hard to see in this picture but I pierced the circles around the middle of the image.

Stamps: Medallion, All Holidays
Ink: Hunter Green classic
Cardstock: Hunter Green and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Silver Hodge Podge Hardware, Rhinestone Brad from the Pretties Kit
Tools: Label punch, piercing tool, mat pack and glue dots

I will post the rest in the days to come...promise!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Back to routine!

Well, all the family guests are finally gone, so hopefully some kind of routine will return!

Today I am sharing a card we did at one of my Just Cards classes. I cased this card from someone on Splitcoast stampers. It makes a great masculine card!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate chip (markers)
Other: sponges, blender pens

I did make a card for a new catty swap I am in with new in colors and a new stamp set, but it appears I have forgotten to take a picture of it before sending it to the card swap host! When it is returned I promise to post it!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Some Fun!

Here is a fun card I made for Mother's Day using some retired dp. I purchased the Many Masculine Cards Class from Andrea Walford and applied it to a Mother's Day card and it worked out fab! I can't share the details with you, but head on over to Andrea's blog and purchase a copy of your's worth it!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I hope you all have a fun day today! Not only is it Canada's birthday, it is also the first day of the new SU 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog! Starting at 2pm est we will be able to look at the new catty on-line and then around 5pm est we will be able to start placing orders!

I have some classes coming up this month which, of course, will feature new product from the new catty! Be sure to check out my class schedule and contact me soon to register for the classes you wish to take!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Where have I been?

I thought I would show you all why I have been so tardy in posting projects. My oldest graduated last Thursday! So I was preparing, creating, crying and celebrating!

Now that the festivities have died down, for a bit anyway, I will be posting more frequently. I am also getting ready for a craft sale at my church's annual Summer Festival. It is this weekend and I think I am good to go! I will post pictures of my table once the big sale is over. Let's pray for hot weather!
Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, June 5, 2009

New In Colors!

Well, we are finally able to tell you what the new in-colors are!

Rich Razzleberry
Soft Suede
Bermuda Bay
Crushed Curry
Melon Mambo
Dusty Durango

If you would like to see the colors, this demonstrator has some awesome samples on her blog .

Be sure to come to my new catty open house on July 21 to check out all the new goodies in person!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Parisian Breeze!

This is my new favorite designer paper! It can be masculine or feminine.

I cased this card from someone on splitcoast (can't remember who but thanks!). It was super easy to make and looks great!

Until next time, happy stamping!


Stamps: Cute and Curly
Paper: Parisian Breeze DP, Baja Breeze and Kraft cardstock
Ink: Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip markers
Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, curly label punch

Monday, May 4, 2009

Many Masculine Cards Class

Finding the perfect card & gift for a man is always challenging...until now! Be read for any occasion with this fantastic set of four masculine 'fun-fold' cards and briefcase-shaped gift box. Each card is based on an original template and is created out of one sheet of designer paper making it a unique card & gift-card holder - all in one!

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2009
Time: 9:30 to Noon est
Cost: $25.00
Location: 282 Grange Rd in Guelph, ON

Please email me to sign up for this class at

Supplies• Stamps: And Many Mower• Ink: Basic Brown, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Blush Blossom (optional), Creamy Caramel (optional)Classic inks, Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Write Marker• Paper: Manchester DP, Close to Cocoa 12” x 12” CS, Chocolate Chip 12” x 12” CS, Very Vanilla 12” x 12” CS, Medium Very Vanilla envelopes• Accessories: 5/8” Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, gold brads, paper snips, My Way punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Horizontal Slot punch, 3/16” Corner Rounder punch, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stamping Sponges, Blender pens, Stampin’ Scrub/Mist, Paper trimmer and scoring blade, Crafter’s tool kit (paper piercer and foam mat), pencil and ruler

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, May 1, 2009


In honour of National Scrapbooking Month, Stampin' Up! has an awesom promotion running during the month of May not just for Scrapbookers but for everyone!

The Scrapbooking Promotion has 3 totaly cool parts:


Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!
And YES you can mix & match your order of Designer Series Paper packages and Textured card stock! So be sure to stock up on all your favourites!


Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20% discount!

Jumble Alphabet stamp set - regular price = $57.95 - SALE PRICE $46.36!

There are 52 stamps in this set - a capital AND small-case version of all 26 letters in the alphabet .. and all different!


Become a demonstrator for only $99 with the limited-time, Scrapbooking Starter Kit!The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

113510 - Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* - retail value of $50.95
113059 - Simply Scrappin' Petal Party - retail value of $23.95
108697 - Earth Elements Assorted textured cardstock (12x12) - retail value of $13.95
105240 - Whisper White craft stamp pad - retail value of $8.95

*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $51.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items

Plus get all the business supplies that are contained in the standard Starter kit!

If you are interested in any of these deals, be sure to contact me today!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

I created this card for friends or family that may need to know I am thinking of them. I really love the color combo!

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers, All Scallops
Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum
Accessories: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Pale Plum and Always Artichoke markers, large oval punch, wide oval punch, eyelet border punch, corner rounder punch

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Male birthday???

I was wanting to create a card for a male and came up with this, but I think it is still too feminine. Gotta get me some male stamps!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Inks: Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White and Urban Garden dp
Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Just Cards class...card #2

Here is card #2 from my Just Cards class. Simple, yet beautiful!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Stamp Set: Love You Much
Paper: Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Real Red Classic
Accessories: Silver embossing powder, red ginham ribbon, eyelet border punch

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just Cards class...card #1

Last Friday I held a Just Cards class. We made eight cards, two each of four different designs. I will be holding a class like this on the first Friday of each month.

Shown here is the last card we did, but we had so much fun I thought I would share it first.

Until next time, happy stamping!


Stamps: Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories
Ink: Stazon Black ink, various markers
Paper: Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Whisper White cardstock and Delicate Dots designer paper
Accessories: glitter, two-way glue pen, round tab punch, double sided tape

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Another Use for Ribbon!

Here is another way to use your ribbon and Hodge Podge Hardware.

I used the Baja Breeze striped ribbon, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Very Vanilla HPH, designer label punch, Taffy alphabet set, and a designer button.

Cute huh? We made this at my stamping extravaganza! Super easy and super cute!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Good Grief Charlie Brown!!!

I haven't posted in almost a month! I have been busy but time sure can get away from you!

Today I held a Stamping Extravaganza! Nine ladies participated and w
e had a blast!
There were four projects for them to make...two of each they were busy!

One of the projects was this covered notebook with a beaded pen. We used the Designer paper from the Sale-a-bration mini. Mine is pretty plain compared to some! I should have took pictures during the event, too! Next time!

Another project we made were dry erase tiles. We used the Bright Delight rub ons. They were tricky getting on to the tile, but one of the ladies figured out we were pressing too hard! Go figure!

Our card was the Two-way Open Card. We used Urban Garden and Bella Rose (not pictured) designer paper, taffeta ribbon, cardstock and the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (my new fav!).

We also made a ribbon bookmark but I have failed to take a pic of it! I will save that for another post!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Time is running out...

to register for the Stamping Extravaganza!

March 21, 2009 from 10am to 3pm...lunch included!

Early bird fee (before March 1, 2009) is $35.00. After March 1 it is $40.00. Seating is limited to 15 and 10 of those spots are already taken!

Closing date is March 14, 2009!

So contact me today to reserve your spot!

Until next time...happy stamping!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Big Shot!

Look what Mr. Brown brought to my house today! Isn't it pretty? I've already tried it out with the Top Note like a charm!

Stay tuned for projects completed with this baby!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

'Love Day' Class

On Saturday I held a "Getting ready for the Love Day" class. These are the items we made along with a card (which I can't seem to find right now!).

The tin I got from Dollarama. All items used the Candy Lane designer paper from Stampin'Up!

It was a fun morning!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Sale-a-Bration is here! For every $60 you order, you earn FREE product (stamp sets, paper or ribbon) from the Sale-A-Bration brochure! How cool is that?

And, if you are a first time orderer on-line, you will also receive a FREE Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog! Yahoo!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Stamp a Stack

Monday night I had a stamp a stack where we stamped 15 cards, three each of five different designs! It was a fun night!

Don't forget my open house tonight! Contact me if you need directions!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Spring Stamping Extravaganza

Spring is near (I can feel it!) therefore it's time for a Spring Stamping Extravaganza!

Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 10am to 3pm at my stamping pad. We will make eight AWESOME stamping projects - 2 each of four different items (one to keep and one to give away)! There will be hourly door prizes as well as one grand prize at the end of the day.

Registration includes all project supplies, a light lunch plus all day coffee, tea and water.

Register with payment before March 1, 2009 and pay only $35.00 Cdn

Register with payment after March 1, 2009 and pay only $40.00 Cdn

Be sure to register soon as there are only 13 spots available!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Catty Open House!

If you are in the neighborhood, be sure to pop in and check out the new catalog and some of the goodies from the new catty that I have on hand. Stay for five minutes or stay until the's up to you!

We will make this card (created by my upline) which uses the new stamp set Just Buzzin By. Graze by the munchies and, of course, check out the new catties!AND you can check out the new Sale-A-Bration mini catty to see what sets are being offered for FREE during Sale-A-Bration! There are not only stamp sets, but also designer paper and ribbons! Eek! It's all very exciting!

When is this all happening? Friday, January 30th from 7pm to 9pm at my place! I hope to see you there!

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Decor Elements are amazing!

My upline had this at the stamping fest I went to last weekend. It is a 12 x 12 tile and on it is one of the many sayings from the line of Decor Elements Stampin'Up! now sells, along with some ribbon. Isn't it fab? I never thought of using these on tiles! I so need to get some now.

To see the full line of Decor Elements, click here

Until next time, happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Last Saturday I received some awesome swaps at my upline's stamping day! But I'm only going to share them one at a time...gotta make them last! LOL!

This was made by Erica. She is such a creative genius! I love swapping with her! I hope she feels the same way :)

Until next time, happy stamping!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Can You Hear the Buzz?

The buzz of the new catty that is! The Spring and Summer Idea Book and Catalog will be available on Monday, January 19th! There are some awesome new stamp sets and embellishments!

Below is a card I created using the Just Buzzin' By stamp set from the new catty. My upline is having a team stamping day tomorrow, so I was madly making 29 of them to swap with others. I returned from out west late Tuesday night so I didn't have much time to design and then create...but I think it turned out really cute!
Supplies: Just Buzzin' By stamp set, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White cardstock, Urban Garden Designer Paper, Chocolate Chip ink, Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Yo Yo Yellow, Apricot Appeal and Blush Blossom markers, Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon, glue dots and glitter

Until next time, happy stamping!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hi all!

I am popping in to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

I won't be posting for a bit (what else is new, right? LOL) as my Grandma has passed away and I will be flying home for the funeral.

All the best to you and your families in this new year!

Until next time, happy stamping!