Saturday, June 27, 2009

a few pic's


Here's a few recent pic's of 3 of my kiddies....Sports Day for Kylie at school. Megan at her bday party. Jacob discovering a whole new world now that he crawls and is into everything!

I'll need to find one of Mikayla but have to run now,


Friday, June 26, 2009

teacher gifts


Well with the end of June comes the job of making teacher gifts. If I can, I try to make a gift as a small thank you for being wonderful teachers to my 3 girls.
This year I came accross this wonderful idea on SCS. I bought the frames at Michael's and altered them to be a Dry Erase Board!! I'm hoping the teachers can use them on their desk to write quick notes to themselves....Its earth friendly too as they're saving paper!
My only wish is that the Dry Erase markers would have come with prettier lids...LOL! The bold bright lids just don't coordinate with my lovely designer paper!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

thank you gift

Well one of my current clubs came to an end in June. I always want to give a little thank you for being in my clubs so this is what I came up for each of the ladies....
Using the Box #2 XL Die on my Big Shot it was easy to make these cute little real red textured cardstock boxes. Inside is a stamp plus of course chocolate :)
I'm so glad most are returning for another year in September...I have a few spaces available if you'd like to join in on the fun!

june club

So glad you dropped by.
Sorry for the fuzzy pic but wanted to share one of the projects the club ladies made this June. I saw this idea ages ago and filed it away to make one day in the future....well the time came to try it out! I love this card idea....its hard to make out but the cup is made using vellum paper and its rounded out like a cup. There are lemon's in the cup too, behind the straw. The Gable green matt uses the textured plate, creating lots of wee little dots. Lastly a strip of sticky strip is on the top of the cup, sprinkled with dazzling diamonds.
Hope you like :)
The other project the gals made was a paper wallet, complete with faux leather! I forgot to take a picture before I gave it to my Dad so sorry about was super cool, though and I plan to make more in the purses and clutches too. I even brought the sewing machine out so they could stitch around the edges and middle.
Stay tuned for more projects I"ve made lately,

Monday, June 15, 2009

Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

Take advantage of all the Summer Fun the Country Living Summer Cookout Kit can bring for you. This summer, Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living magazine to create a unique craft kit, which they will feature in their July 2009 issue. With this kit, you can create special memories with a fun and convenient, coordinated summer barbeque!
Country Living Summer Cookout Kit

The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:
8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colours)
Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colours)
16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colours)
24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colours)
4 printed recipe cards
5 yards linen thread
Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)

Note: the kit does not include tablecloths, plates, or flatware.

Contact me for more information or You can buy it now online.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Scrapbook pages

With permission from my friend, Vickie I"m sharing the scrapbook I helped her create for her adoption profile. It really helped us by using a set colour scheme. We chose Kraft 12x12 as the base, and Bella Rose DSP and its coordinating colours only.

Click on a picture to make it larger.

I've always wanted to try this for a journalling block. We typed out her journalling and for certain, key words I used a different font for them, in a larger font too....then after printing it onto cardstock I rubbed a coordinating chalk over to highlight.

Vellum paper and under the rub-on put a solid piece of cardstock to make the journalling pop out, and not get lost in the DSP.

It was so fun to scrapbook again. Thank you Vickie for allowing me to share this on my blog.
Happy Scrappin',

Here's a sneak peek of the upcoming new In Colours in the new SU catalog avail JUly 1st.
Thanks to DoStampin' for the can also see her comparison of exsisting SU colours on her blog here.
Things are pretty busy around here lately with Stampin' clubs, Kylie's bday party and end of year teacher gifts to just to name a few. I'm really wanting to play with my new goodies that arrived this week so stay tuned,,,,
Happy Stampin'

New In Colors!!!!

Here's a peek at the new upcoming In Colours that are available July 1st! I just rec'd my order of new ink, paper and reinkers and the markers are coming soon....yes, in colour markers!!! YIPEEE SU listened to our request for this item!
Thank you to DoStampin' for this pic, and you can also see a comparison of the in colours to exsisting SU colours on her blog here.
They are all so different...and awesome!!!
I have a club here tonight and next week, Kylie's kid bday party on Sunday (stamping a project) and end of year teacher gifts so I'm thinking I won't get to my lovely new colours for a bit...until things slow down a bit and I get caught up! Can't wait to share though so stay tuned!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brayered Roses

Hello ladies (and men???)

Here is the 2nd card my club ladies made in May. It uses the Manhatten Flower embossing folder. For this card though you use the reverse side - not the embossed, raised side. I used the technique that Patty Bennett came up and you can find it here.
The white cardstock is the Shimmery white so it is so pretty in real life.
Also used Baroque Motif - one of my all time favourite, versatile sets.