Sunday, December 23, 2007

woooo hooo prices even lower!

Canadian Prices Going Lower!

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!

Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 22, 2007

New Catalogs are HERE!

Good Morning!
Well we have a nice, slushy blanket of snow to wake up to today. Looks so pretty but not fun to go out in...poor kids - such a teaser!
I'm happy to say that I got my boxes of catalogs yesterday! Soooo if you want to drop by and pick your's up just drop me a line so I can be sure we're around! Everyone that is in a current club or if you've signed up for the new one starting in January then you get one FREE as well! I still have room for 2 more ladies if you're interested in joining in on the fun!
Its just beautiful and I can't wait to give it some serious browsing!
Have a wonderful day,
Happy Stampin'

Friday, December 21, 2007

Great Mail!

Thank you to everyone for the Christmas cards I've received. Since this is a stampin' blog I'll post the cards that I rec'd that are stampin' related :) Love all of them though - THANKS!

From my good friend, and neighbour Tammy

I love how she used a wheel and then stamps over that! Great idea! Thanks Sarah!
I miss you Lori! Move back! Love the colour combo!
Love the sparkle Barb! The crunch n' munch is soooo yummy!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

exciting news!!!!

Well I am so excited to finally share why the posts havn't been too frequent and why I post that I'm tired! Here is a picture of our newest addition that will be making an appearance this June!!!! I've had many ultrasounds over the years but this was my first 3D!!! I'm in awe at how clear it is and how I can see the babe's face! The white part is the cheek and its eye's are closed and its looking down somewhat...can you make it out?
Anyway our girls are super excited and I'm hoping to get over the nausea soon :) Wow - 4 children!!!! What a blessing :)
Cat's out of the bag LOL,

teacher gifts and preschool gifts

Good Evening!
Yippeeee I just finished making the teacher gifts!
The first picture is of the quick pouches I made for Kylie to take to preschool for each child. In each pouch are some dollar store goodies and candy canes. Each pouch uses a 12x12 piece of c/s as I wanted them to be big enough to hold things with them not falling out. I used Dashing paper for the boys and Holiday Harmony for the girls as I didn't have enough of one to do all of them!
Here is a pic of the cute tins I found at the Dollar Giant last week. They are quite shiny so I couldn't use the flash. Its also hard to make out but I used Dazzling Diamonds on the tree and star. Inside each tin is a gift certificate for Tim Hortons and some Lindt chocolate. I made 7 of these :)
Soooo now just to do some Christmas cards....
I'll save those for another day to work on as i'm beat!
Take care,
Happy Stampin'

Saturday, December 15, 2007

9 more days!

Good Morning!

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 :)

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

gift card holder

Good evening!

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!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, December 10, 2007


Can anyone tell me how to delete a comment someone has left...I just tried and can't find out where to do that?


Retired Accessory List and a fab card

Happy Monday!

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 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,

Happy Stampin'

Friday, December 07, 2007

Amy's card

Good Morning,

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

my project

Hello there

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: 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.

Happy Stampin'

Monday, December 03, 2007

I'm back......

Hi there!

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!

Happy Stampin'