Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

I just want to wish you all a very Happy, and Safe New Year!
Here's something I played around with the other night when I was waiting for my pic's to upload.....had fun with my Watercolour crayons and aquapainter. This is one of the new Sellabration sets that you can get free during Stampin' Up!'s annual promotion - Sell-A-Bration - on during Januray and February.
Take care, and have a great, fun night!
Stampingly yours,
update: I did use black stazon and then coloured in with my WWcrayons. I stamped on a card size canvas I found at the local dollar store. Since posting I also used my air art tool again and added some pink splatter and it lightened it up....original looks dirty to me :(

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Gel Card

Hi again,
Well I said i'd upload a card and here it is :)
This is a gel card I made for a Sellabration swap that i'm hosting with my team....I'm getting 10 more samples from this swap so very excited to get them mid January at our team meeting!
Thanks for looking,

Chris's Mom

Hi there!
I've had a great week of visiting with family and enjoying having the girls home from school. Here's a pic of Chris's mom and our girls taken on thursday.
Chris found the greatest deal before Christmas! Princess dresses regularly $29.99 on for $2.44!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Needless to say we got all 4 different ones plus 6 more for Kylie's birthday party in June, each little girl will go home with one.
Anyone, i'll upload my Sellabration swap card later,

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Day Pic's

Hello there friends!
Here are a couple of pic's from yesterday. The left hand photo is the girls just after coming downstairs and finding the gift that Santa left them.....and the right hand pic is the girls with their cousin Micah. He is 7 1/2 months now.
Do you have any jobs that you procrastinate on??? Well I have many but last night after the girls in bed I wasn't sure what I felt like doing (not much as I was exhausted) but Chris was busy with water changes in his fish tank so I started the big job of send my pic's to get processed. Now to some of you that might not mean much but i'm sad to say I have never really had mine processed.......since 2004!!!! So last night I uploaded pic's for 2004 and 2005 and already my hubby picked them up today! Now I have no excuse for not scrapbooking LOL..... It was fun to look back though and see how much the girls have grown in these few years. No more babies around here that's for sure!
Anyway I'm going to tackle more of the pic's as Superstore has a special on this week - order 100 and get 50 free or something like that....I think I got 350 pic's today :)
For my Amercian gals that read my blog we have an annual tradition here in Canada called 'Boxing Day'. My cousin from England actually informed me of the history last night which I found any of my Canadian friends know how it originated? OK, here is what she say's.....years ago (before 1945) well to do families had hired help. The help would have lots of prep in getting ready for Christmas, and then would have to work on Christmas day to ensure everyone had their food and the house was clean time off for them! Well the day after Christmas the head of the home would present a 'box of something' a gift to their help as a gesture of thank you. The help would also get that day off as a break. So it was a day to give boxes to people that did service for you....garbage men, mail men well. Not sure how it turned into a huge Sale day here in Canada but that's the history as much as I know.
OK, onto my story of Chris's great deal...he got a portable dvd player - regular $299 for $49! I just bought some Christmas stuff at 50% but nothing exciting this year. With the 3 girls it wasn't like I was going to tackle the malls today! (chris worked).
Did anyone get anything they'd like to share! I love hearing about a great deal!
Wow, long post today.....must be making up for not posting much this week....
Take care,

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!


I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful day. Our girls were up at 6am but we held off going downstairs until 7am.....what a sight, the wonder and excitement in their eyes was priceless. I just wanted to freeze time and cherish that moment. All 3 girls are the perfect age to enjoy the magic of Santa....

We don't focus on Santa though as they know that the true meaning is celebrating our Saviour's Birth. What an awesome gift He was. May you find Peace and Joy that He can truly bring.

Best Wishes and Happy Stampin' in 2007! I'll upload some pic's later tonight once the kiddies are in bed.

Off to my parents for Christmas dinner - YUMMM.


Saturday, December 23, 2006

Making cookies

Season's Greetings!
Well i'm feeling like everything is finally winding down....if its not done now its not going to get done. I stayed up until 2am last night wrapping gifts and i'm done :)
Kylie and I made Shortbread cookies today to give to our neighbours. She loved helping roll the balls. The older 2 girls were at choir practice as tomorrow is their Christmas pageant. Megan is singing a duet with a girl in Grade 5 so looking forward to hearing her. Chris is working tomorrow but will be home in time for us to go the the Christmas Eve service at our church at 4pm. Then we have our own family tradition where we have Chinese Food for dinner, read the Christmas story in the bible and then the girls can open one gift each. Tomorrow night is pretty well the easiest night ever to get the girls to bed as they know Santa won't come unless they're asleep so they go to bed like a charm! I think I might even be more excited than them.....I love seeing their faces when we go downstairs and they see everything!
What traditions does your family have for Christmas Eve? I would love to hear them.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 22, 2006

recycled Christmas card ideas

Recycle your Christmas cards
Greeting Card Crafts and ActivitiesAfter Christmas, or any occasion, what do you do with all the beautiful greeting cards you receive? Do you pack them away? Do you throw them away?Forget those ideas and recycle those used greeting cards! Here are some ideas to get you started. Can you think of others?

Bookmarks - Create unique bookmarks with pictures cut from old greeting cards.

Gift Tags - Be prepared with fancy, home-made gift tags.

Greeting Cards - Transform old greeting cards into new ones!

Lacing Toy - Make fun lacing cards for the younger kids.

Ornaments - Trim your holiday tree with these simple ornaments.

Place Mats - These decorations can be made from a handful of old greeting cards.

Storage Box - Use decoupage techniques to create this fun box.

I got these ideas from a link of SCS....can you think of any other ideas you do with old cards? I tried the lacing toy for Kylie yesterday and it was great! Gave me a few moments to work on my Christmas cards (most finished, thankfully now).....

Soooo leave a comment if you can think of any other ideas....would love to hear them!

Will post a pic later,

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Very Punny

hi y'all!
Have I mentioned lately how much I love the New Sellabration sets that are available Jan 1st to Feb 28th!!! This is my first card i've made with the set 'Very Punny'.....It was fun using this cute little ladybug. I used some ribbon from Prep School. Punched the cranberry out of my new Mega Scalloped square punch, put little white dots with my gel pen. Did some doodling with my black marker around the edges of the white square as it needed something. Lastly used my word window punch and adhered it to the c/s with mellow moss eyelets. OH, forgot that the Not Quite navy c/s has Canvas stamped on it with the same colour ink....subtle.
Hope you enjoy it, I had alot of fun making it!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Lunch Box tin

Good Evening friends!

What a wonderful evening stamping! I was hoping the girls would go to bed well and they all did so that left me with some stampin' time! (hubby is at work). I finally was able to get to this cute little tin I"ve had for a month or so.

I used the new Enchante designer paper from the Winter Mini Catalog. ( I thought I would Modge Podge it but ended up using lots of Sticky strip instead. (double sided tape) Having the 2 sided paper is so nice as everything coordinates so well. I also used a On Board Simon tag that I trimmed down a bit as it was quite long. I covered the whole tin and i'll add another picture showing the top angle. Another thing I did was run some of the ribbon that was too bright thru my Creamy Caramel ink pad to tone it down a bit.....made it more elegant looking I think.....what do you think?

HOpe you enjoy it, its fun making new things.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, December 14, 2006

Samples from Tag Class

Tonight we had our girls Christmas concert at their school. Megan was Rudolph in her Grade 1 program and Mikayla's class sang 3 songs. One of them was Silent Night which I thought was really neat to hear in the Public School System. There's been such a push to remove God from the school system that it was so refreshing to hear Christmas carols again. No 'Winter Holiday' program like in years past. YIPEE for the change!
On another note here is a sample of some of the tags that we made at my tag class. It was a super evening as it was one of the few times I could sit right along side everyone and stamp too! The 'JOY' snowflake tag has Dazzling Diamonds on it but its hard to make out - got that idea from SCS. The little tree on the Riveting tag is popped out, again hard to tell in the scan.
WOW, hard to believe only 11 days until Christmas! I have still so much to do.....what about you?
Have a great evening everyone,
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Good Evening,

Just passing some time and came accross a cute link for you to try. Shake the snowglobe and see what happens each time!

Have fun,

Lynn's Christmas card

Great mail day! Got the Sellabration Mini catalog - which I must say is loaded with 6 GREAT Sellabration sets this year! Also received this beautiufl Christmas card from Lynn F. Isn't it elegant! I love how she made a wreath out of various snowflake stamps! Thank you Lynn!

Off to get the older girls at school....

Have a super evening,

Monday, December 11, 2006


Well i'm in the midst of a windstorm but its dying down so that's good. No power outage so that's good!

Here's a frame I made for my friend and downline, Lynn for her milestone bday last week. I got her permission to upload it....I used the Level 1 hostess set Friends and Flowers and modge podged the wood frame. I love the colours of this Simply Scrappin' kit!

We had a FABULOUS time at our Christmas party last night. 7 gals were able to make it in my firstline and we did a shoebox swap, (beautiful by the way, i'll upload them as they are too good not to share), They also made this mini coaster book

We also had appy's and the most awesome, homemade white chocolate, milk chocolate cheesecake that Janet made - YUMMMMMMMMMMMMY!

Here's the Joy Fold card that Janet brought as her shoebox swap! I loved the White Crayon Resist technique that she used! The other swaps are under my NEW photobucket slide show that my friend Cindy thankfully shared on her blog THANK YOU!

Off to work on my Christmas cards,
Have a great night,

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New Sellabration Set

Hello there,

Well I feel like i'm getting back into the land of the living! Made another visit to the Walk in last evening and now Megan has a double ear infection 3 out of 5 of us in our household are on antibiotics! What a week but thankfully we're all on the mend now.

Here's a card I made quickly today that was going to be my shoebox swap for tomorrow but when Chris said it looked like Mikayla had made it I quickly veto'd back to the drawing board. I based it on the Inspiration Sheet - Sweet Shapes. Total Case except used the new Delight in Life set which is available free during Sellabration starting Jan 1, 2007. (the flower and frame are raised using dimensionals which is hard tell in a scan)

Doing mounds of laundry today too since I was out of commission for a few days....


Friday, December 08, 2006

Glenda's tree fold card

Hello everyone!

Here is a wonderful card I got in the mail this week from a fellow demonstrator in Bartlett, Illinois - Glenda Travelstead! Thank you so much Glenda as it really brightened my day! As some of you may know I have bronchitis, strep throat and to top it off - the flu!!! Yesterday was by the far the worst day and i'm on med's now so today is way better! Still no voice (my kids are happy) but i'm feeling much better. My hubby even said "wow, you must be sick as you have an unopened box from UPS still in your stampin' room!" that was yesterday and just now I have opened it and its my preorder of my Sellabration stamp sets!!!! YIPPEEE. Can't wait to get them mounted so I can play with them.

For those of you in my first line I'm going ahead with my Christmas party scheduled for this sunday. By then i'll have been on my med's for 4 days (out of 7) and won't be contagious and will be feeling better, i'm sure!

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Window Sheet overlay

Missed me? I'm sorry for being absent...its been such a crazy week! Won't bore you with the details...I'll just talk about fun things like Stampin'!

Here's a card I made this past summer. It was first my try at using a window sheet to make an overlay. Stamped a bunch of Birthday saying's on it and layed it over the card. I recommend using Stazon though on the window sheets as its dries alot quicker and doesn't smudge.

I have my tag making class here this thursday and then I'm really excited about my First Level downline Christmas party this sunday at my house! We're doing a shoe box swap and also i'm going to provide the make n take of a chipboard coaster mini book. Lots of food, friends and fellowship (and of course stampin') what could be better than that?

After that I'm taking a break for a few weeks from the business side of stampin' and concentrating on getting my Christmas cards done (and started) and also some gifty type things I want to create done. I have the cutest little tins from my local scrapbooking store that I want to decorate and fill with cards for my mom for Christmas.

My Mystery Hostess Event ended last night and it was a huge success! Thank you to everyone that participated. I had a whopping 8 prizes to draw for and was so happy to let the gals know that won! 4 free hostess sets and the Free merchandice was broken up into 4 amounts so there were more winners....

Hope everyone is staying warm and cozy and not going too crazy with the Christmas rush yet...

Take care,

p.s. made a cute gift but can't upload it until I've actually given it to my friend..don't want her to see it here first! Will upload later this week.