Thursday, November 30, 2006

Joy Fold card - Misting technique

Good evening,

Well the kids had school after all....boy was it a good workout pushing our jogger stroller thru that thick, wet snow! Uphill on the way to school, then thankfully downhill coming home....did it 2x, plus shoveled for an hour! I'm sure i'll feeling those muscles tomorrow!

Here is one of my favourite cards that I made quite a few months ago with my clubs. It is a Joy Fold card and we used the misting technique. Worked perfectly with the Roses in Winter stamp set. I thought it might be a nice change from Christmas cards having this on my blog today. I'm going to spend the evening with my hubby so no stampin' tonight!

Have a great night!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Chipboard Coaster Mini book

Hi there!

Wow, its almost midnight! I can't believe it! I was so excited as I just finished my first chipboard coaster mini book. I was inspired to try it as Beate on SCS gave a wonderful tutorial here so I had to try it! I even was able to nab some coasters at Red Robin restaurant a few days ago so I was ready to go. I used a flower chipboard from On Board Accents and also the new stamp set Sweet on You from the new Winter Mini catalog (available Dec 1st). I love the new designer 2 sided paper from the Winter Mini as well called Loves Me....worked perfect for this gift i'm going to give my hubby for Valentines Day. I'm planning on journalling special things I love about him in it.

On another note the snow is just falling again! Looks like school will be closed yet again. Wouldn't you know it that Friday is a scheduled day off already so that makes a total of 4 hours of school this week since today was early dismassal due to Parent/ Teacher interviews......girls are sad as they miss school and their friends.

Hope you're all staying safe and getting some stampin' done!

Looking forward to teaching this as a class in the New Year.


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Artwork shared...

Good Afternoon! Just sitting down with my cup of hot chocolate after some sledding at our school awhile ago....its a beautiful, crisp, sunny afternoon...

Since I decided to remove my slideshow with the artwork that has been shared by my customers I thought i'd post some now....I have approval from all the gals that have submitted to me. (thank you Lori, Chris, Amy and Annette!) Thank you for sharing and keep it up, I love to see what everyone has been creating at home!

Stay warm,

Monday, November 27, 2006

Thyme Love Notes and SNOW

Greetings on this freezing cold night! (with windchill its -18 degrees)

Here is a wee card I made with my clubs this month. We used the Thyme love notes out of the Holiday Mini catalog. (ends Nov 30th) I dry embossed the circle under the snowflake..not sure if you can make that out. (also did that on the envie too) Used one of my favourite sets - Happy Everything and lastly used my paper piecer and punched a fine line of holes - love that look! Was inspired for this card by the many variations on SCS...'s a pic of Mikayla and Megan this afternoon in our backyard. They had so much fun but it was shortlived as they didn't last too long out there in the bitter cold! We're getting a blistery arctic wind here which adds to the windchill....(I know everyone is chuckling as its nothing to what you're all used to in other areas of N. America)....go ahead and laugh! Us wimps in Lower Mainland, British Columbia aren't used to weather like this! Rain yes, snow no.....It sure is beautiful though! Today the girls were happy as school was closed..not sure what's happening for tomorrow yet....

Soooo to my friends that are going thru this too, stay safe and warm! Good excuse to stay inside and STAMP!!!

Thanks for peeking,

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

White Crayon Resist card

Hello there!!!
Finally having a moment to upload a card that I had made last year! I've been busy prepping for 2 clubs this week and don't want to upload those yet, until next week so found this card that I liked.
Its using Lovely as a Tree and the technique White Crayon Resist. I stamped the trees on glossy cardstock with Hunter Green. Dried using heat gun. Then with my China White marker (instead of a white crayon which break easily) I outline the brances and ground of the tree....Then you pounce over the whole thing with Amythyst classic ink....(OH, before doing that make a mask of the moon and stick it down...then pounce with the ink)....Once don't wipe whole thing with a kleenex to remove the white crayon residue...Voila!!!
I love this technique and its easy and mess free to do! Try it, you'll like it :)

On another note we lugged all our Christmas totes in the house today so I've been busy decorating my house for Christmas! I love this time of year..getting it all out with my girls (and hubby)....

Have a great day,

Sunday, November 19, 2006

slideshow gone

hi there,

Well i'm sad to say that I've removed my slide shows...
It came to my attention that if you clicked on the slideshow that an area came up that said 'check out these great sites'....and there was often undesirable sites mentioned....I don't want that associated with myself or my business soooo I deleted them.

Will have to upload your cards now in my main post area now :)

Hubby is out watching the Grey Cup, he took the younger 2 girls as my mom is there. My oldest is at a bday party so I have the house to myself! Peace and noise, its wonderful!

Off to check out SCS for the remainder of my time,


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Viewfinder card

Good Morning,
Well I am so excited as today the girls and I have NOTHING planned! Needless to say i'm still in my pj's and loving it!
Here is my first attempt at a Viewfinder card that I made last night - starting at 10pm! Got the stampin' bug late last night...
I'm thinking of doing this card with one of my upcoming clubs - its the last one of their 2nd year so I know they can do it....just wondering how they would like it since its a bit complicated....As you spin it around in the window it says : friend, sister, daughter and mother. I'm going to give this to my sister in January for her bday...
It was alot of fun once I made sense of the directions and I look forward to making more.
I used the All About U set and Floral background. Rose Red, Choc Chip, Close to Cocoa and Mellow Moss c/s. Sponged Choc Chip around the edges...

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

What a STORM!

Hello there!
WOW, we had a wicked wind/rain storm yesterday! I had slept over at my Mother in Law's the night before last to help take her to an app't that was yesterday morning..and boy did we wake up to alot of rain and wind! Stayed with her until around 3pm and then slowly made my way home along the freeway! Slowed to a crawl at one point as there was a huge tree that had fallen blocking the slow lane so we all had to merge. I felt like my van was going to be swept away but white knuckled it home to find our power was out. Picked up my other 2 girls at their playdate and made my way home...As dark was approaching I got all the candles and flashlights ready..girls in their PJ's etc.....after our yummy dinner of PB&jam we got out the craft/stampin' supplies and craft'd by candlelight!!! I've included the projects I made last night.... One of them is a candy pouch holder (the blue one)....and the other 2 are 2,4,6,8 Boxes...I used my new set - The Snowflake Spot and added some 'bling' stickers I had...(hard to make out in the pic)....also used my uno signa white gel pen and added white dots to fill in the background.

It was actually a very special time with my quiet and peaceful.

Let me know what your experience was....I hope everyone is ok.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Good Morning!

Well not so good around here as my whole family has a rotten cold. Sooo I found a nice, bright, cheery card among my samples i've made and decided to load that. Its using Basket Full of Fun which is a Level 3 Hostess Set. I used Watercolour Crayons and an Aqua Painter and coloured it in. Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink and Barely Banana are the cardstock colours. Tied with a bit of Celery grosgrain ribbon.

Hope you find something to brighten your day today. Just a peek of sunshine would sure brighten mine!

Oh, one good thing is that last night I started doing a 'clean sweep' of my stampin' room. I have so many old magazines that i've kept - old Creating Keepsakes, Paper Krafts etc...also old Stampin' Success's from Stampin' Up! I never go thru them anymore so i'm going to skim thru them and give away old ones. If anyone is interested in them let me know. Shipping could get costly as I'm in Canada but i'm open. If you're local you could just come by and pick them up.

Off to get the girls to school...I usually walk but today is a driving day! (and stay in the car day)....I look like Rudolph LOL.

Talk soon,

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The quickest way for a mother to get her children's attention is to sit down and look comfortable. - Unknown

How TRUE!!!!


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Hi there,

Here's a card we did at my Stamp a Stack last week...Used Snow Flurries with White Craft pad...A strip of Holiday Thyme paper with the wide organdy white ribbon over top. One of my very first stamp sets - Tag Time was used....the little snowman. Not sure if you can tell but I put Dazzling Diamonds on the base of the snowman. The gals used blender pens and ink to colour the snowman in....All this on Night of Navy cardstock.

That's about it,

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Hey there,

Here is a card that we did at my stamp a stack class this past monday. I totally got the idea from Billiekins at SCS...the only change is that I used my 2 way glue pen and sprinkled dazzling diamonds on the large tree. Everything looks better with a little sparkle right???

I really have enjoyed having a Coluzzle cutting system. I can't believe its taken me 4 years to purchase one! I can make circles and ovals now so easy.

2 of my good friends from our kids school gave me 2 cards that they made together. I uploaded them under 'Art from You' on the left hand side. They used the rock n roll technique, cracked glass technique and Joy Fold card! Glad that Lori, from my club is using what she learns! Way to go, keep sharing!


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Good Day!

Thought I'd share some artwork that I made a month or so ago...I got the inspiration from my friend, and fellow SU demo - Sarah Froese. I bought these wooden frames at Michaels and decorated them with our Decorative Paper - the line I used is Recollections by Stampin' Up! I attached some brown grosgrain, burgundy grosgrain and some stitched cranberry too. Lastly stamped and mounted some Hodgepodge Hardware..snipped the end of the brads off before adhering and used glue dots to adhere the hardware....

These make a wonderful gift for the holidays, and i'm planning on making a few more to give away to Grandparents!!
The pic is hard to make out but its of my oldest and youngest in Disneyland this past April, 2006.

Have a great night,

Monday, November 06, 2006

Stamp a Stack

Here is one of the cards we made at my Christmas Stamp A Stack class tonight.

The tree is from Loads of Love and coloured with the 'Poppin' Pastels' technique. You stamp in versamark ink and then with a cotton ball or dauber you rub the Stampin' Up Pastels over it lightly...(chalk). We used the Twinkle wheel with Mellow Moss ink cartridge. Colours of c/s are whisper white, real red, chocolate chip and then finally all matted on Mellow Moss. Finished off with the 'Merry Christmas' from Loads of Love as well.

Will upload the other cards in the next few days as well so stay tuned :)

Stay dry fellow British Columbians, its nasty out there!


Friday, November 03, 2006

Club Night last night


Last night was our last club night for some of my customers...I can't believe how quickly the last 10 months have gone! We made the tree fold card from the previous post and this card using Heat and Stick Powder! It was a fun night as usual and I'm sad to see this club ending...Thankfully most of them are able to return to a new club starting in January! Just in time for Sellabration!!!
I've made a slide show on the left of the screen of some artwork that some of my club members brought last night! Aren't they a talented bunch of gals???


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Here is a Tree Fold card that I made last night. The shimmery gold cardstock looks really pretty and adds a festive look to the Christmas card.
Here are the directions:
These are the directions:

There are 4 squares of designer paper (and a little piece for the
trunk). The sizes of the squares are 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2 and 3 inches.
Using your bone folder (sharp creases work best) fold the square in
half into a rectangle both ways so you have what looks like 4 squares.
Then fold into a triangle both ways -- so it's folded in half both
ways! (So it is folded in half every way it can be folded.) Then fold
back into a rectangle -- holding the paper with the fold on the top,
push in the sides to make a triangle. Take the two corners from the
top triangle and fold them to the center fold until they meet at the
crease line.....
Then layer them on cardstock to form the tree!

Happy folding,


My kids last night

We had alot of fun going around our neighbourhood last night. We only had around 50 children but in other streets in our neighbourhood they were getting upwards of 200 children!!!

Enjoy all that candy everyone!