Monday, December 15, 2008

Rogers Santa Clause Parade

Sunday, December 9th we had our first experience with a child in a parade! Megan started Baton Twirling this year and is loving it! Well each year the Baton Association goes in a bunch of parades...we decided to go to the Vancouver Santa Clause Parade! It was jammed pack - and I am happy to say the rain lifted and it was clear sky! Those of you that live here in the Lower Mainland know how rare that is this time of year! A real blessing that the girls didn't have to walk in the cold rain, and that we didn't have to sit and watch it in that either!
It was alot of fun but exhausting! Left here around 10am and got home around 7pm!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Team Christmas party

Last week was my Team Christmas party for my firstline downline! This is a fun night of stamping, eating and we played a game.
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)



Shoot! I just realized I didn't take a photo of the other make n take I had that night. It was an altered tin, where they made little gift tags for the inside using the Big Shot and the Top Note Die.
Everyone also got a big snowflake mug filled with yummy chocolate and a SU pen.
I hope everyone had fun. Its nice for us to come and stamp with eachother as so often our stamping is when we're teaching others.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas cards

Last Friday night, my friend and neighbour came over once our kiddies were in bed and we got going on our Christmas cards! Basically I just grabbed some brushed gold cardstock, Always Artichoke for our base, some ribbon and last years Designer series paper. (LOVE IT). We used gold embossing on the different trees I had on hand and Voila! 7 cards we made in around 2 hours...not bad eh? Now I just have to make the time to sit down and write and address them! I even already bought the stamps so no excuse not to get them out this year! Last year I was so nauseaus and tired being pregnant that that was my excuse this year but no excuse this year, that's for sure!

Happy Stampin',

Friday, December 12, 2008

My 2 boys

Love this shot of the 2 boys in my life!

I'm back...

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,