Friday, September 25, 2009

Club project #2

Welcome back, glad you could stop by,

Here's the 2nd project the ladies made using the resist emboss technique. The Medallion stamp is proving to be a popular one in the new catalog and I agree! This cards looks so much prettier in real life due to the glossy cardstock.
Colours used - Not Quite Navy and Old Olive.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Stamp club

Here is one of the cards that was made at stamp club
I love my Big Shot and we used it twice on this card.
Elegant Bouquet impressions folder on dsp and then you rub over with a sanding block and it exposes the white core. It really makes the image 'pop'. The butterfly is also a die. I love the new in colour Rich Razzleberry and tend to reach for it alot these days!

Stay tuned for the next card tomorrow!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Hi there,
As I've mentioned before this is our first year of having a garden. It has been so nice, and we have an abundance of zuchinni! I"ve been trying different recipes and this one was a real hit!

It was nice to have a savoury snack instead of the usual loafs I have been making...

Here's the recipe link. Courtesy of



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

playing around MDS style


OK, I'm learning that my new My Digital Studio really is addicting!
Thankfully I did get lots done during Jacob's nap today or I wouldn't be able to play so much tonight!!!
Here's my first card I attempted...I was thinking of our annual Christmas photo card that we send out. I realized we don't have many good family photo's of us so I'm going to have one taken this fall on a nice, sunny day and use that for our official picture! This was just playing around.

What do you think?


my first page with MDS

Hello, thanks for stopping by!
Well I was so excited when UPS arrived yesterday and delivered My Digital Studio! As demo's we could preorder this as of Sept 1st and it will available to order as of Oct 1st!
It was super easy to install on my computer and I was able to get started right away. I created 2 pages within an hour. I know i'll get quicker but I was playing around with all the functions.
Here's a 12x12 layout I did for Mikayla's 8th birthday. I used Rich Razzleberry designer paper in small polka dots as the background paper. Grosgrain ribbon and a bow too.
Can't wait to share more!!!
Happy Stampin'
p.s. I finally feel like I might make headway in my family scrapbooks!!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Cork Board

Well, its official. I have 3 full time students youngest daughter started gr 1 today. I think tomorrow will be the test as today was just a short day. It's going to be so quiet around here without all their chatter etc....just my son and me.
Anyway last week I had a date night with Kylie (my 6 yr old) and I asked her what she wanted to do (movies, bowling, dinner etc...) and she said "I want to stamp!"....She really is a demo in the making I think! Anyway it was alot of fun to stamp with her! Here's one of the projects we made. I had picked up some cork sheets at the local dollar store and I wanted to make a cork board. I thought of my scallop die and 'voila' this was created! Kylie made her own as well which she'll later give to her teacher.
BTW I ordered the My Digital Studio this evening so I'm excited to share upcoming digital scrapbooking projects with you! Its a whole new world for me so I"m going to take baby steps - but I'm super excited!
Have a great week,
Happy Stampin'

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Staff Appreciation gifts

Hello on this last weekend before school!

This is my 3rd year now as chair of the Staff Appreciation committee at our elementary school. Last year having a newborn and lack of sleep it was enough to get the girls ready for school, let alone anything beyond that.
Today though I was inspired to make welcome back little gifts for each of the staff at our school. Well thankfully it came along quite quickly thanks to my trusty Big Shot and box #2 die!!! Of course my sidekick Kylie was a HUGE help too! She ran all the cardstock thru the Big Shot while I start assembling, then once she was caught up she starting folding the scored lines and putting the small bit of sticky strip needed on the one tab. As you can see I only used my retired 12x12 cardstock. I also used the retired Curly Label stamp set with matching punch. OH, and a non-SU (gasp) stamp that says teacher on it. All in all I think it took us maybe 2 hours start to finish to make 31 of these. Inside are some peanut free chocolate. Tuesday morning I'll put one in each of the teachers mail slots....Hope they feel welcomed back as we sure appreciate them all!

Have a great weekend,
Happy Stampin'

Friday, September 04, 2009

Sweet Treats

Here's a super sweet and easy card I made last night using my new set - Sweet Treats. Its found in the new Holiday Mini.
Inside the cup are heart confetti that i've had for ages from the Dollar Store and it worked perfectly for this now Shaker card!
Card size is 4x4. I used some of my new red polka dot ribbon as well.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Glad you could pop by for a peek.
I'm having so much fun with my new holiday mini goodies! Some projects I'm not sharing yet as they are for upcoming classes and clubs but here's a card I made using the new Sweet Treats stamp set in the holiday mini. I love the little cups fit perfectly in the images. You get Christmas ornament , Halloween, a flower, and a Hot Air Balloon. So unique and cute! Its hard to make out but I used my texturz background on the eggplant. (click to enlarge the image)
The new Holiday Mini is now available to order from. You can take a look at it here. You should have by now if you're a regular customer of mine received yours in the mail. If not please let me know and I'll get one to you!
Happy Stampin'