Wednesday, February 28, 2007

miss U daily

Happy March 1st!
Y'know I was at the library yesterday and admiring the bulbs that were up - crocuses and daffodiles thinking 'oh, i'm so glad spring is almost here' and then tonight 'BAM', a blast of winter....again. SNOW, and lots of it. I just looked on the Weather Network site and its still saying 'trace' of snow so i'm not sure where they're getting their info....obviously not here on top of our Mountain :) We have at least 4 inches and its still really coming down. My girls are going to be soooo hyper in the morning when they see what's in store for them!

OK, onto stampin' stuff. Here is my card I made for a Spring Mini swap that i'm hosting - and due tomorrow. Its hard to make out but I used the linen stamp on the cool carribean. I'm really enjoying the Office Line in the Spring Mini....I've altered a few notebooks already and I just find having Office Accrutrements a very handy, different set. Its like nothing I have and I love how it can be used with scrapbooking, office type things, and cards. Please visit my website at to view the new Spring Mini - its awesome!

So our family survived the flu this week....! Kylie and Mikayla had it both last night...all night. I was busy going from room to room. Hit the hay around 4:30am or so. Then my poor hubby woke up with it so he lay in bed all day. (nice eh?) hmmmmmmm I don't remember being able to do that on monday when I had it as he was at work. (I kept all 3 girls home as it was so much easier) The joys of being a mom, I'm sure you can all relate. :) Are all men kinda like big babies when they're sick or just mine?

HEY, I"m excited to say I registered for the Vancouver Regionals today! Its going to be a super busy few weeks in April as Regionals is only 5 days after I get back from the SU cruise! Man, think of all the great ideas that are going to be exploding in my brain!!! I can't wait to share what I learn with you all!

OK, this momma is super tired so i'm going to call it a night. I hope you are all staying nice and cozy and warm in your homes.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Hi there,
Well like many of you we have been hit by the flu bug! Hence why I havn't been posting much. I'm feeling better today and getting to some household chores that i've neglected....
Here's a 6x6 that I made quite awhile ago but I wanted to share something.....! I put journaling in the little mini pocket envie.
I'm still super tied so dragging around today. Hoping once the girls are in bed to get some stampin' tonight! I miss it!
Have a super day,
p.s I"ve been informed that if you're looking for the jumbo paperclips that they are at Staples too! (Thanks Lisa B)!!!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

jumbo paperclip

So did your weekend go as quickly as mine? Seriously though.....time is just flying by so quickly now that I have children! Do you agree?
Anyway here is an extra project we did at my clubs this month in February. I found the jumbo paperclips at a local dollar store. ( I was so shocked as I had seen these on SCS but usually I can't find the items here in Canada!) So I quickly snapped up quite a few! We used the soon to be ending set - Sweet On You from the Winter Mini and used different images on either side. Also used the Loves Me paper. To adhere the paper to the clip we used Dimensionals and Crystal Effects. It was fun and easy.
My middle daughter was up all last night with food poisoning - yuck! Needless to say I had many loads of laundry to do today. (had to do a 2am bedding change in our bed as she tossed her cookies just as she snuggled in with us saying she wasn't feeling well) I'm pooped so going to head to, its only 11pm - early for this night owl to be going to bed!
My Spring Mini swap is due in a few days so will have lots to share soon. I'm starting to work on my cruise swaps too so that's keeping me busy.
Happy Stampin',

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Manly card

Good Morning!
Well I have to say today was a hard day to get out of bed! I stayed up way too late last night finishing a card for a Spring Mini swap that I'm hosting. Happy to say its done though. I used Office Accroutements.
Here is one of the cards we did last week at a Stamp a Stack that I had here....
I used Spring Showers decorative paper, Happy Everything and Taggers Dozen.
We have now entered the era where our friends (and my hubby) are turning '40'!! this year! We've had 2 40th bday parties to go to within a week of eachother, and later this year will be my hubby's big one! Last Saturday there was a dance our friends wife put on at a hall. It was so fun to dance again, mind you my legs felt very ackward as its been YEARS since I last danced! Even my hubby got on the dance floor with me and we 'twisted' and had fun! (very clean dancing, no dirty dancing there!)
Anyway hope you all have a wonderful day!
Happy Stampin'

Friday, February 16, 2007

Doodle That


Well I had some fun stamping with my friend Rosella today.....planned some swap cards for my upcoming SU cruise. Also had a moment to play with my new Doodle That stamp set from the upcoming Spring Mini Catalog.

I got the inspiration from a card I saw on SCS by jeweleintn

I made my own stem and leaves on the main flower though as the set doesn't come with one. On the Word Window punch it reads 'mother'. I love using my Signo white gel pen to add stitching...really goes with the doodle look. Also used my aqua painter and Watercolour Crayons to colour in. I used Brodade Blue, Rose Red and Always Artichoke.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, February 15, 2007

I havn't forgotten you!

Good Evening,

Well its been a busy week or so and I've wanted to post some projects I've been working on but I can't until my clubs are done for February. I will post my cards from my Stamp a Stack class though that i'm holding tonight after the class is done! As Arnie would say "I'll be back!"

Monday, February 12, 2007

We have a WINNER!

We have a WINNER!!! I asked Mikayla to say her fav number 1 - 31 (I have 2 entries via email).....she chose number 8 as that's her bday age here's the 8th entry:

Katie wrote:
Man, Valentines is next week!! Wow! It's a Wednesday so we will have to see if we have Bible Study or not. If not, I will probably make a steak dinner and use the china. Stay in and eat with the kiddos. It's a nice tradition we have started.

Katie can you please send me an email with your snail address so I can send you your goodies! Thanks to everyone for replying and there were some great ideas that you mentioned! I hope you all have a wonderful day whether with friends, your loved one or just make some time to do some stamping!


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Lookie Lookie

Good Evening everyone!
I've sure enjoyed reading what everyone is doing on Valentine's Day! If you havn't entered my Blog Candy give-a-way see yesterday's post!
I dropped the girls off at their clubs tonight and was surprised to see a SU box on my doorstep when I got home! UPS sure came late as I left after 6pm! I was SO excited though as sure enough when I opened it up it was my preorder from the new Spring Mini that starts March 1st. I've attached a pic of what I got! Double sided decorative paper (2 different packs), a Doodle set and Alphabet and an Office type set that will be GREAT for scrapbooking and making gift items - like altered books, clipboards and coaster books! I also got a jumbo wheel and a level 1 hostess set. to get the kiddies to bed soon so I can have some time to play!
Hope you have a chance to stamp tonight! Its such a great way to end a busy, hectic day!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Blog Candy!

Anyone up for Blog Candy?????

WOW, i'm amazed that my blog has just passed the 5000 views mark! In honour of this i'm offering some blog candy. I wonder who visits this site so i'm posing this question and everyone that answers will be entered into winning these goodies. Some chipboard titles, SU natural hemp and some prima flowers, oh also 2 jumbo paperclips which are very cool to make bookmarks with!
Everywhere I go there's hearts, red n' white knick knacks, stuffies, chocolate in honour of this holiday here's my question.
What are your plans for this Valentine's Day?
This year Valentine's Day is on a Wednesday so our older 2 girls go to a local Girls Club. (for ages 6-10) This year they are doing a Father/Daughter date. Chris has the honour of taking our 2 girls to this event and needless to say Mikayla and Megan are anxiously awaiting their special date! Chris and I will probably go out another night for dinner....that's my plan at least! Oh, and hoping for a back rub too :)
What about you!
I'll get one of my girls to pick a name on Feb 12th. Good Luck! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Monday, February 05, 2007

Coaster Box

Hi gals!
Just wanted to share a coaster box that I made with my cousin Ruth on Saturday night. My idea is to fill it with Easter 'grass' and then put some Easter eggs in it - chocolate of course :) I modgepodged the designer paper over the coasters. Used Apricot Appeal craft pad on the On Board accent flower then sprinkled clear EP over and heat set. Used the Hostess level 1 Tags n More stamp set for the tag. There's a Mellow Moss eyelet in the centre of the flower too.
I sure love these coasters! I didn't realize you could do so much with them!
Happy Stampin'

Friday, February 02, 2007

Altered notebook

Good Morning!

Last night I was able to cover this cute note book I've had sitting around for awhile! It was so super quick since I used the Just Delightful Simply Scrappin' Kit! I even used the tab stickers that come with the kit and made 3 sections for my use. 1) To Do, this is where i'll put my wish list, also supplies I need to buy for upcoming workshops and classes etc...Also my goals will be in there so I don't have sticky notes all over my computer.... 2) Business Ideas, this is where i'll put class, workshop ideas...or other business type stuff. 3) Sketches, like the title if I come accross a cool sketch idea, or even colour combo i'll jot it there....

Anyway, it was alot of fun and I love this colour combo in the kit.

I have some goodies being delivered in a bit.....(NSR) so i'll hopefully share later!
OK, I just uploaded a pic of the delivery I just rec'd!! What fun! I love bath and body products! I got these goodes from a local can check out her website at Darlene is a super sweet lady! She has some great markdowns right now if you're interested! I got Massage Melt, Orange Creme Sugar Scrub, Chocolate Fudge soap (sale), Cranberry Spice soap (sale), Pomegranate soap (sale), citrus energy soap, spray in conditioner, luscious hemp lotion (black raspberry/vanilla) and a free lip butter - butter creme. Kylie and I are off to enjoy!
I'll smell good all day ;)

Have a great Friday!