Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza SALE on now!

For a limited time, you can purchase any of the Holiday Extravaganza bundles at a special promotional price -- from 20 to 50% off! To see the fabulous bundles... just click HERE to view them online or else HERE for a flyer.

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

sharpening your punches

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.

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!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

getting bigger

Here's a happy boy posing for the camera...he's learing quickly that his mommy likes to takes lots of pictures LOL!!!
Jacob at 5 months....


embossed card

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.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

In Memory...

We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of those one hundred thousand Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Canada. The meaning of their sacrifice rests with our collective national consciousness; our future is their monument.1

We often take for granted our Canadian values and institutions, our freedom to participate in cultural and political events, and our right to live under a government of our choice. The Canadians who went off to war in distant lands went in the belief that the values and beliefs enjoyed by Canadians were being threatened. They truly believed that "Without freedom there can be no ensuring peace and without peace no enduring freedom."2
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.

As read on the website Remembrance Day.
Like most of you, I'm sure one of the many wars over the years have touched parts of your family. Both my Grandfather's fought in WW2, and my Great Uncle Russell died as a fighter pilot during WW2. My Grandmother who lived in England met my Grandfather who was Canadian as he was serving in England. He gave up his seat on the train for her..and the rest is history. I am so thankful for the men and woman who have served, protecting our freedom all these years. Thank you!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Kids Bday party

Greetings on this soggy, November day here in B.C.

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

artwork by Heidi

Today I want to share some stamped artwork made by team member, Heidi. She, and her son, Jaiden came over last week for a visit. Here are some cards that she has made recently as her classes she's been having. I LOVE them and hope that she joins some upcoming swaps that I'll be doing with my team. I especially love the Cardinal card as its so elegant...the shading with the sponge daubers and brown ink is lovely, don't you think?
Anyway I love sharing creations you've made so if you'd like to share give me an email, or if you're close by drop by for some tea and a visit!
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, November 02, 2008

family pic's


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,