Sunday, December 23, 2007
Stampin' Up! is happy to announce that the prices in the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 are going down! You may have noticed that the prices in your new catalogue are already lower, but with further evaluation of current circumstances, we have decided that the pricing warrants a further reduction of 7 percent! We are excited about this further development and hope you will be, too! So for example on a stamp set that is $39.95 in the new catalog you'll save an additional $2.80!! This is great and it all add's up!
Another change is that to reach hostess level is has always been $225 but it will now be reduced to $200! At the $200 level you'll receive $20 free merchandice and a free level 1 set!
I love news like this!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I'm still sharing the shoebox swap cards we did at my Christmas party. This beautiful card was created by Wendy. I really like how we used the snowflake stamp with versamark and made a subtle background on the green cardstock.
I'm happy to say I finally was able to finish the little treat holders for Kylie's preschool last night. One project done. Also made my first altered tin for the teachers on my list. Now I just have to make 5 more which should be fun since I've made one already...
Chris finished his last of his graveyards today! I'll be glad to get back to normal as each day I've taken the girls out after school so he could sleep longer.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I might brave some Christmas shopping today....not sure! Maybe just stay home and tackle my Christmas cards :)
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Here is a gift card holder that Carrie brought as her shoebox swap.
Its matchbook style and I love it! I'll be case'ing it for my teacher gifts this year i'm thinking! I also found the cutest red paint cans at the Dollar Giant this week so that will be my packaging for the teachers. Just decorate the outside and add some ribbon. Now to just get to these projects....
I made a small dent in my Christmas cards today. Time went so fast!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Well the retired accessory list came out today! To take a look at it click here. If you havn't had a chance to check out the retired stamp set list here is the link to the list.
Here is a beautiful card that Sarah made for our shoebox swap. I love how we used the Vanilla craft pad over the Elegant Eggplant snowflakes...it really makes them 'pop'!
So is everyone running around like crazy getting ready for Christmas? I'm always sad by how so many people look so unhappy when i'm out and about shopping. That's not what this holiday is about and i'm sure Jesus didn't intend for it to get so off track. I'm really trying to balance everything better this year....i'll have to let you know how I do. That's my goal this year.
I'll post more pic's this week too. Nice to have some projects to post :)
If you're on my customer list I sent out a newsletter today with my retirement specials. Let me know if you didn't receive yours!
Have a great day,
Friday, December 07, 2007
Before I get a start on my day I thought i'd share Amy's lovely masculin Valentine's Day card from our shoebox swap tuesday night.
I loved how she used dry embossing - it really pop's on the paper!
I getting together with a friend tonight to hopefully get crackin' on my Christmas cards! My older 2 girls are also having friends sleep over so hopefully they won't be too hyper and i'll get some down time tonight!
Have a great Friday,
Thursday, December 06, 2007
I had a great time at our team meeting tuesday night. Here is my contribution to the shoebox swap. I was intrigued to try using my SU markers to watercolour. I used this link
Here is the link:http://paperpleasing.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/10/no-copics-no-pr.html as she gives a great tutorial. I used Cameo Coral and Ruby Red for the flower, and my aquapainter.
I have photo's of all the other ladies shoebox swap projects and i'll upload those in the next few days as well.
Monday, December 03, 2007
Thanks for sticking around and coming back to my not so active blog these days!
Can it already be 2 weeks since the last post???? I won't bore you with the details but its been a busy one around here.
Happy to say I bought batteries today so was able to upload some photo's in my camera. Here are 2 projects I did with my clubs in November. I used the Jumbo eyelets which I love!
The first project is a coaster ornament.
The second project is a photo album where you use SU's clear medium envelopes to create the pages. This was one of those 'wow' projects that caught my eye on the Panama cruise and one I could wait to try out on my own! I made one for Chris for Father's Day and this one for Christmas I'm going to put all the photo's I get from family and friends that you don't know what to do with once the holidays are over.....
I'm just home from a baking exchange. I came home with a variety of 72 yummy items! This is the 3rd year I've participated and I love it as I get an assortment of baking and I only have to make a large amount of one thing! Perfect timing as I have my team Christmas party tomorrow night! We're doing a shoebox swap so I"ll have some new creations to share wednesday!
We had a whopper of a snow storm this weekend. Sad to say its all gone due to a 'Pineapple express' system that rolled thru today. Its such a mild wind and, the rain! I thought we'd have to build an ark!!! Our power was also off for 9 hours last night during the wee hours until 11am this morning. I was getting quite stressed as I still had my baking for tonight to do! Thankfully it came back on, or else I was going to head to parents house 1/2 hr away with all my ingredients!!!
OK, enough ramblings....thanks for stopping by!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Holiday Tag Bundle" (item 112409): A new item created just for this promotion! This bundle includes several pre-cut pieces from the Holiday Glitz kit and makes 15 quick and easy toppers for gift giving. $5.50
Empty Accents and Elements Tin-3 Pack (item 112410): A new item chosen just for this promotion! 3-pack for $13.50
Tags for All Stamp Set* (item 110380): $33.56 (20% off)
Hand Selected Accents & Elements (item 110228): $11.21 (25% off)
Designer Gift Cards* (item 110264): $6.27 (30% off)
Purely Pomegranate (item 109863) and Chocolate Chip (item 109862) Satin Ribbon*: Buy 1, get 1 free!
Contact me to place an order and also to save on shipping! (free) Christmas is coming so these make great Christmas presents!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
With the holiday gift giving season approaching, we know that you and your customers will want to wrap your gifts in true Stampin' Up! style. To help you, we'll be launching our Wrapping Up the Holidays Campaign from Friday, November 23 through Saturday, December 15. This campaign will feature a number of existing catalog items, and a couple of new items chosen just for this offer. These items will include:
Holiday Tag Bundle (item 112409) A new item created just for this promotion!This bundle includes several pre-cut pieces from the Holiday Glitz kit and makes 15 quick and easy toppers for gift giving.
Empty Accents and Elements Tin-3 Pack (item 112410) A new item chosen just for this promotion!
Tags for All Stamp Set* (item 110380) 20% off!
Hand Selected Accents & Elements (item 110228) 25% off!
Designer Gift Cards* (item 110264) 30% off!
Purely Pomegranate (item109863) and Chocolate Chip (item 109862) Satin Ribbon* Buy 1, get 1 free!
More information and prices will be announced on Friday so stay tuned! Free Shipping in November still applies too so this is GREAT!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Well my club ladies just left. I thought I'd share what they made tonight. This is my club that has run for 3 years so these ladies are pro's. The card is a 'Z' fold card. The pointsetta was made using the 2 tag sized punches. The ornaments were made using the circle scallop punches.
It was a fun, relaxing night. Hard to believe 9 months have passed so quickly! Time flies when you're having fun :)
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I can't believe its been another week since I last posted! Where does the time fly! Sorry for the MIA....I've had limited time to stamp and when I do stamp its for clubs and classes and I still have those yet to come so can't share them yet....will do though soon!
My friend, and downline Lynn came over friday night so I could help her with some last minute craft show items. She made the cute little magnets in a tin. I stamped the bookmarks using the jumbo paperclips. Hard to make out but I used my ziggy gold marker to stitch around the edges of the 5 petal flower. I made some mini tags as well.....
I also took a pic of the 2 beautiful Christmas cards she brought over to show me. Aren't they lovely!
Anyway here's hoping that I"ll get blogging more often again! Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I just wanted to share one of the projects we made at my friend and downline's, Sarah's class I went to last week. It is an altered frame. We used the designer wrapping paper that is available in the Holiday Mini.
I also loved that we used a jumbo eyelet with a rhinestone brad in the middle. Of course, the satin chocolate ribbon is beautiful too! It was such a FUN class, and I enjoyed being a 'customer' and just stamping the night away. Everything was already cut, project was there to copy and it was so relaxing. Will be doing this again for sure!
Anyway here is a poem that is always recited today, and one that sums it all up.
In Flanders fields...
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scare heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
I am thankful for all those men and woman that fought for our freedom. My Great Grandfather died during WW1, and both my grandfathers fought during WW2. My Grandmother who lived in England at the time worked for the Ministry of Transportation and often worked where Winston Churchill would come in. He would always say 'hello deary' to my Grandmother, she said. I'm sad that my Grandparents have all passed away as this day was such a special day to thank them. I pray we never forget.....
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
It dawned on me that I hadn't shared a few pic's of us at the Pumpkin Patch that we took last week. It was such a beautiful, fall day. I love the pic of Mikayla and Megan as their faces are priceless! You can just feel the weight of that pumpkin...can't you? Its hard to make out but Kylie is in a wagon pulled by Chris in the other photo....
Our pumpkins are all carved and ready to go for tomorrow. I toasted the pumpkin seeds today finally and they turned out yummy.
Leave me a note to let me know what your kids are dressing up as. Its fun to see!
Mikayla is Laura Ingles (Little House on the Prairie)
Megan is Sharpay from High School Musical
Kylie is a princess
Friday, October 26, 2007
Well we had our first frost this morning. It was so beautiful and shimmery! Gotta find our mittens and hats though as it was nippy!
Here's a card that we made at my clubs in October showcasing the Polished Stone technique.
Colours used were bashful blue and almost amythyst. The ladies also made a swatch for their technique ring, a 22.214.171.124 box for Halloween and we made the stars from the Fall/Winter Collection on pg 197.
I hope you have a wonderful day,
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Hello on this beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon!
As mentioned in my last post, here are the 2 cards that the ladies made Friday night at my Holiday Card club. They made 5 of each design. Thank you to labullard and kokirose at SCS for the inspiration!
Its hard to make out but both cards have dazzling diamonds on them which always adds pizazz!
I've opened another evening up for November if anyone is interested. It is tuesday, November 27th since my other November class is full. This will be the last month for this Holiday Card club. Its been great and its great that many of you will have 40 completed Christmas cards ready to send out!
If you'd like more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I was tagged by Julie to play The NAME GAME. The name of the game is to list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life, for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the name you would have liked to have had. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog post containing your middle name and game facts. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.
Wouldn't you know it I have one of the longest middle names possible :)
E - Energetic - My days are jam packed with activies related to being a wife, mom, PAC member and SU demo.
L - Love - I'm so thankful to still be in love with my husband. We just had our 15th wedding anniversary this past August.
I - Ice cream - LOVE IT! Especially from Birchwood Dairy here in my hometown.
Z - My poor brain can't think of anything for this letter so I say 'pass'
A - Adoption - I am so thankful for 2 of my girls who joined our family thru adoption, plus my hubby is also adopted so it is a big part of our life.
B - Birthchild - I was amazed and thrilled to be able to have a birthchild 4 years ago. Our 3rd miracle joined our family!
E - Empathy - I love being with woman and feel such empathy for many of them.
T - too long is my middle name :) This is going on forever!
H - Home - I am grateful that I am able to be home during the day with my girls and then work at night with my SU business.
PHEW, I"m done. My name is so long I think I'm going to just ask you to fill this out and let me know you've done it so I can come read your blog and your answers! I look forward to seeing it! Please play!
Monday, October 08, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
My friend, Lori sent me this funny You Tube of a man making his own, homemade card. Its really funny, so if you have a moment, take a peek!
Thanks Lori for the laugh!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I was blog surfing earlier today and I came accross a tutorial that Roxy posted where she used the Round Tab Punch in a very COOL way! I had to try it and so tonight after the girls were in bed I got to it! (Chris is at a BC Lions football game with my dad).
To see the tutorial click here.
I have had 2 friends that have had baby girls recently so hence the baby girl card and then the other card I wanted to use a Rhinestone brad :)
I think I'll do with this my upcoming clubs in October as its so fun!
Happy Stampin, thanks for stopping by!
Friday, September 28, 2007
I just wanted to share some beautiful tiles that my downline, Lynn shared with me today. She used craft ink and then clear EP over them. Then you place them in the oven. She did such a wonderful job, don't you agree?
Glad you stopped by,
Monday, September 24, 2007
I saw this post on Patty's blog where one of her team members added glitter to their pretties flower. Right away I wanted to try that! So I made a quick 3x3 using the textured pomegranite c/s.
For this look you just smoosh the flower over the versamark pad and then apply Irridescent Ice EP. Heat and say 'ohhhhh' I sponged a bit of pomegranite on the edges
Looks better IRL.
I have 2 brides coming over this evening to plan their wedding invitations so looking forward to tonight!
Seems like ages ago I was looking at wedding invites. (16 years ago is along time I guess)
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) - Pokey Saturn
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Black Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Chip
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) KSCH
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) - Pink Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Elizabeth Toronto
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - SCHKE
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Green Tea
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Arthur James
9. STRIPPER NAME : ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Obsession Goodies
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Carol Charles
I am tagging these bloggers: Give it a go, its fun!
Happy Stampin' and playing,
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Well as I write this I am happy to say I have a quiet house. No tv, no radio, and no girls needing my attention. This is my precious 2 hour time block that i'm going to get 3x a week! So many things I want to get done, so little time :)
I just participated in a swap with my downline using sets from the new Holiday Mini or you could use a Christmas themed set from the Fall/Winter Collection. My friend Sarah has already uploaded them all on her blog, and with her permission you can view them here. (saves me having to duplicate what's already been done!)
I had my first of my 4 clubs last night. It was alot of fun! Good to catch up with everyone after taking the month of August off.