Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
One of the things we did was a shoebox swap.
This is one of the cards the ladies could make as a make n' take that I offered. This was my first sample...I learned what not to do and theirs were much nicer :) You get the idea though....
My shoebox swap (Idea I found on a blog...if its your please let me know!)
Lynn (idea found on Andrea's blog)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Sorry I've been MIA. I just had too many things on my 'to do' list and unfortunatley keeping up with my blog took back seat. I have so much to share though and will update often now :)
Where to start??????
I'll start by sharing what we did at my November club. It was the last night for this round so below you'll see the little gifts I gave each of the ladies as a thank you gift. Also there were 3 projects that night...bookmarks. LOVE that idea - so quick and easy and would be so special when you're giving someone a book as a present. Also a good ol' spinner card - I hadn't made one of those for AGES! Lastly a technique which I can't think of right now - where you stamp with clear EP on designer paper. Then brayer over with chocolate ink....the embossed image with show the designer paper thru! Cool eh?
Keep posted for more to come!
Thanks for your patience,
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This sale only lasts till Monday December 1 and quantities are limited, so please place your order early to avoid disappointment.Remember, all orders over $200 also include exclusive free stamps & merchandise -- why not take advantage of this great deal and stock up?!
All in the Family Bundle (item 116217) – 50% Off
The Manly Man’s Bundle (item 116224) – 50% Off
Seasonal Stamper’s Bundle (item 116221) – 40% Off
Alpha-Betcha Need This Bundle (item 116226) – 40% Off
I’m On Board Bundle (item 116218) – 30% Off
Bags & Tags Bundle (item 116216) – 30% Off
Curly Label Punch Bundle (item 112966) – 30% Off
Star Stuck Bundle (item 116220) – 30% Off
Sticky Situation Bundle (item 116222) – 30% Off
Mission Embossable Bundle (item 116223) – 30% Off
Scrapbooker’s Dream Bundle (item 116227) – 25% Off
Wild Thing, I Think I Love You Bundle (item 116225) – 20% Off
Ribbon Storage Bundle (item 116228) – 20% Off
You can order directly from my website HERE or call/email me to place an order as well. (Shop Now button is in the top right corner)
WOW, lots of great deals to be had!
Happy Shopping from the comfort of your own home,
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Well the tree's no longer look like my blog header...sure glad I got some pictures before the rain came!
I came accross a great video tutorial for sharpening your punches. If you're like me, some of your punches might fray a bit when you punch cardstock out....this can happen over time. Well, I've tried using tinfoil, also wax paper...hasn't made too much of a difference.
Soooo I"m looking forward to trying out the pop can idea. Watch the video to see how to do it in action - or skip the video and punch using an opened up pop can, then punch thru wax paper to lubricate. It looks like it really helps! Try it out and let me know :)
I have my club here this evening....lots planned since its the last one of this term. 3 projects plus a little thank you gift for each of them. I'll post the gift tomorrow as I don't want to ruin the surprise. I have a new club forming for January if you're interested...I believe I have 4 spots left at this point...Would love to have you join in on the fun. Not sure what it entails? Email me for more info. firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great day! My little guy has a double ear infection so Chris has just gone to get him his antibiotics....hope they kick in fast!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I was playing around the other night...trying to develop a card for my upcoming Christmas card classes later this month and made this one. Chris said it wasn't Christmasey enough so canned the idea of using it but still like the idea...maybe different colours would have been better???
Images stamped on paper vellum, attached with silver brads. Vellum mounted on Baja Breeze with Baja Breeze ink direct to paper...makes the 'marbled look under the vellum'. Everything attached to Not Quite Navy paper.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
By remembering their service and their sacrifice, we recognize the tradition of freedom these men and women fought to preserve. They believed that their actions in the present would make a significant difference for the future, but it is up to us to ensure that their dream of peace is realized. On Remembrance Day, we acknowledge the courage and sacrifice of those who served their country and acknowledge our responsibility to work for the peace they fought hard to achieve.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
As mentioned last week here is a picture of the projects made at the 10 year old birthay party I did last weekend. The book and clipboard are from my local dollar store. The other project uses the Top Note die for my Big Shot - its a topper and in the cello bag the girls got were 2 stampin' spots and a stamp that the mom bought for them. Also not shown was a diaper fold pouch that the girls put all their loot into....
Thanks for stopping by,
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
This is a photo of the field at the kids school, its a 7 minute walk from our house. Its such a pretty area. Jacob wasn't quite sure of what to make of the big black thing pointing at him....(my camera).
Lastly, a picture of my kids....(can't just say girls anymore....). Megan was a pixie, Mikayla a pony rider, Kylie a Pegasus and Jacob - Tigger.
Hope you've had a great weekend,
Friday, October 31, 2008
Well another year of trick or treating has come to an end....this year we only got around 60 kids or so.....less than last year of over 100. I think because a townhouse development went in since then near us most of the kiddies know its alot easier to rake in the candy there! Still alot of fun and I'll post some pic's of our kids another time....
Just wanted to share this great post by kwerner. She works at the SU headquarters. It looks like such a great place to work! Look at photo's she took and also watch the quick video at the end. TOO FUN! http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/2008/10/halloween-2008-stampin-up-style.html . The girls got alot of great treats. Some of my favourties are the jars of playdoh, a full size toothbrush, a full size twizzlers, chips, mars, nibs and Reece Peanut Butter cups....What are your favourties?????
I'm just getting packed up for a girls bday party I'm doing tomorrow. I'll take a pic of the projects and post them monday. Hope the girls have fun!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
We had a great time last night at my team meeting. Thanks ladies!
Here are the swap cards that I got. Everyone did such a great job and I'm so happy to update my board.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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Sunday, October 19, 2008
This Create-a-Calender kit is found in the Holiday Mini here.
Everything you need to make this kit is here except for the square matt under the 2009. As well as at my class you will bind your calender using my binding machine.
First calender you make is $13 and any on top of that are $10. These would make great gifts for teachers, friends and family!
Class is November 7th (friday) at 7:30pm. My home.
Preregister is a must as I have to order these calenders to be here in time. Preregister by October 24th please. My email is email@example.com Limited space so hope to hear from you soon!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Just wanted to share a pic of Jacob and me. He's such a big boy now! At his 4 month immunizations he was 16 1/2 lbs! He's such a joy, and for the most part a happy, smiley baby. On the downside though he isn't a 'napper' so I find it hard to get stuff done during the day. He does go to bed around 6:30pm though so at least I have my evenings to be with the girls and Chris. (and stamps LOL).
Also.....ta da! Megan's new 'do'. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was posting her new 'do', Remember? It was soooo lovely....when the hairdressor did it. I just found it so hard to keep up, and it was so wild and frizzy. I sent her to school with barettes or ponytails and she took it out at school and looked like Medussa when I picked her up :) Soooo she wanted a pixie cut, and I closed my eyes when they chopped, and voila,its done. Its cute, and sooo much easier in the morning!
Anyway, next post will be stampin'
Monday, October 06, 2008
Here's a quick Christmas card I made last night. I've been playing around with different sets and layouts as I have to plan some upcoming Christmas card classes as well as come up with a swap card for my upcoming team meeting. Here's one I'm not using at either of those events.
Stay tuned for my next post about a neat gift class that you can make!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thanks for poppin' by!