Saturday, September 29, 2007

Wonders with the Round tab punch

Good Evening!
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

Lynn's tiles


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

pretties in glitter


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)

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Well we had a wonderful mini holiday to Seattle last night! With the Canadian dollar at par the shopping was great! I find there is just so much more selection in the U.S.
Mikayla (aka beanpole) was in desperate need of some new pants, as her's were all 'floods' and we did find some great ones at Target for her. We all came home with a little something....I found some fun things at Michaels and will be playing with the items soon, I hope.
One item is I finally found some great little tins, so I will be offering a future class of scrapbook in a tin class. Stay tuned, and let me know if you'd be interested in a class like this.
OK, onto the 2 cards.
The 'thank you' card is from my friend, Lori, who sadly moved to Calgary in August. (issue a sad face here). I miss her zest for life, and her warm smile each day at school. She was also a very contagious Stampin' nut and it rubbed off on all those that met her! Thanks for this card Lori!
The 2nd card is from a close friend. We're sharing life's journey together and it's always never dull, right Rosella :)
Thanks for this beautiful card, made with the retired 'In Full Bloom'.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. I"m tidying my stampin' area and my hubby is watching the Huskies game on the tube.
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Holiday Card Club

Good Morning!

Well before we tackle the garage I thought I'd post the 2 card samples we made at the September Holiday Card Club. Each lady made 5 of each design to get a headstart on her Christmas cards this year.
The card using 'Lovely as a Tree' was cased from Caroline's blog. As soon as I saw that card I knew it was a favourite and totally the look I love! Thanks Caroline! We stamped it on Confetti White c/s and mounted it on River Rock c/s. I hope you can make out the garland of Dazzling Diamonds on the bold tree. I love sparkle!
The wreath card uses the snowflake from 'The Snowflake Spot'. I saw this idea on SCS and loved it. I used the tiny circle stamp from the 'Three for You' tin and we stamped it in Pomegranite and then applied Crystal Effects over it to make the berries. The ladies all brought a cookie sheet with them so they could take home these wreath cards without them smudging as the Crystal Effects takes a bit to dry.
Have a great day!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

2-5-7-10 box

Here is one of the projects we made at my club last night. It is called a 2-5-7-10 box. (due to the fact that those are the measurements for the scoring). You can find the instructions here. My version uses Tempting turqouise, choc chip and groovy guava. We wheeled the background paper with the jumbo wheel - Whimsy. A rhinestone brad is in the middle.
My husband is on holidays this week so its been nice to have him around more. We have the big job of tackling the garage tomorrow. We need to 'Clean Sweep!'.
Hope you're having a great week!
Happy Stampin'
p.s. Happy Birthday Rosella!

Monday, September 17, 2007

fun game

I saw this game on Beate's blog and thought it was unique and fun! Here's my answers!

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


Well I"m just about to run Kylie to preschool. (not literally LOL), then I'm off to meet with my mentor, Edna. I havn't seen her all summer so I"m super excited to visit with her today. Plus, with Kylie at Preschool now, we'll be able to visit just the 2 of cartoons in the background! Here's a journal I made when my friend Michelle was here a few weeks ago. I'm going to take it with me to Edna's and use it as a prayer journal, and to record my thoughts, and bible verses that she shares with me. She is such an amazing, Godly woman!
I have my Holiday Card Class here this evening. I'll post the 2 cards this weekend that they make!
Have a great weekend,
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Swaps


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.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

labour day and preschool!

Here are 2 pic's from our day at the river on labour day. Chris caught a salmon (yum). The girls (+Mikayla's friend) enjoyed playing on the rocks and along the sand on the shoreline. Do you see in the one photo the pic of the momma bear and her bear cub! Very cool...but I'm glad they were on the OTHER side of the fast moving Fraser River! (if you click on the photo of the bears you can see them alot closer!)
The other pic was just taken an hour ago when I left Kylie at her first day of preschool. Can she be this old already! I actually waited an extra year longer then the other 2 when they started......I'm happy for her as she's thrilled to be going to school like her sisters...but I do miss my little girl as I enjoy our time so much together! (its only 3x week, 2 1/2 hrs so I think i'll manage LOL)
Sooooo I enter this new journey where I'll have 2 hours 3x week to myself! I hoping to get some of my Stampin' Up! prep done at this time, and that will free up my evenings after the girls go to bed. Maybe I'll see my hubby more! :)
Soooo question for you. Can you recommend a great movie to rent. What's your favourite?
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Michelle's visit

Hello there!

Has it been almost a week since Michelle left! I don't know about you but the week's just fly by! Here is a pic of the older girls with Michelle just before we left for the airport.
We had such a wonderful time catching up, eating and shopping. Can't wait for our next visit!

Like I mentioned I drew a name for those that entered by draw and Helena won. Please get in touch with me Helena and I'll get your prize to you!

I'm so happy with the girls teacher's this year. Postings went up on Friday afternoon. The girls each have friends in their classes so that's always reassuring for them. Mikayla's teacher is new to the school but I've heard good things about her from another teacher.

Anyway enjoy the rest of your long weekend.

I'll get back to posting more regularly once school is back on.

Happy Stampin'