Thursday, December 30, 2010

It was my friends birthday just before Christmas. It must kinda suck to have a Birthday close to the biggest gift giving day of the year. So I wanted to make her day extra special. (as well I was itching to use my new giant cup cake pan)
So I made her a cute card. (I normally don't do cute.) Using espresso, pink pirouette, and not sure what green that is. But it looked super. I used a sketch challenge but again don't remember which one. I am going to blame it on the massive blow my head took on the 21st.
The cupcake is huge and you bake it in 2 pieces. How much fun is a giant cupcake???? My kids have already put in their requests. Check it out here.
I think she really liked it........ since I didn't get a piece. LOL

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Just a quick update to let everybody know, I have the new Occasions mini in hand. Let me know if you need one.

As well January 3rd is the last day to order from the holiday mini. Don't miss out on those last minute items.

I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a New Year.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hello everybody!
Just getting back to stamping. Will share a project tomorrow.
Just letting you know I will be keeping this blog papercrafting. The bears are moving over to this blog. The Grizzley Details

Hope you will continue to check out the bears as well.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Posted by PicasaWell he's been at it again. A new design and a sweet little face. I still marvel at how Mike can sit down and draw out a perfect pattern. I would need a few attemps to do it so well. The guy has skills.
This sweet little girl has already found a new home. She's living the bear's life out at Sandy Bottom lake.
The bears are entirely hand stitched. Stuffed with fiber fill and steel shot. German glass eye's and needle sculpted faces.
We have tons of supplies so there will be new bears rolling out the door soon!
Have a Beary Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Well, we are certainly down to the crunch time of Christmas. Here are a few more cards from the swap I did awhile back. I got so many great cards with super ideas.
I am back home now, from being up to the city with my youngest. She had her final back surgery (lengthening) and she is excited to have that part behind her. This was her 8th surgery in 4 years. In 2011 she will go for a spinal fusion. Also we got great news about that. She has reached her growth markers so they only have to fuse from the back, not from the front as well. It is all good news.
Next week I will try to post some new ideas and some projects.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It is a snowy cold Saturday. I haven't had the chance to make cards. But we have shuffled back into an old hobby. Bear making. I googled us today and couldn't believe how many hits we had.
We are changing our name... don't know to what yet. I have already booked ourselves into a show. Happy to be getting back in with old friends.
We gave up bear making due to me having Cancer and a sudden change of address. But it is almost therapeutic to be going back to it. Now I need to get my super organization skills happening. LOL
I will be posting more bears.... but once we are ready I will have a blog devoted to the furry faces.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wow, there are some awesome deals available. I took advantage of some of the digital items. I love a sale.
You can view the items for sale HERE
You can place an order online by going HERE or you can order by contacting me at

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I love finding new ways to use things. This card was made using the the Mover's and Shaper's die from Stampin'Up!. I used the Ornament die from the SU exclusive add on dies.
It co-ordinates with the ornament punch. Which I punched and then ran through the big shot to emboss it with a snow flake. Add a pearl and quick as a wink you have a cute and easy flip flop card.
Quick and easy is very good at this time of the year.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I just love Neutrals. The combo of these cards is white, black and crumb cake. Very simple and very pretty. I used the flurries embossing folder for this card and then sponged the frost shimmer ink on top. I love the sticky back pearls and dotted them in the snowflake centers. A nice easy card to reproduce if needed. I used the embossing folder Petals a Plenty on this card and embossed a piece of shimmery white cardstock. I figured I had an unopened package so I better be using it. I also stamped the tree image onto shimmery white as well. Added more pearls. I think they are the best things and you get so many in the package.

The count down to Christmas is on and I for one am trying to make it simpler. I just want to relax and spend time with the family and create some new cool traditions.
We are going to search out our German roots and add a few traditions in from there.
So we shall see what we come up with.
Happy stamping!!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

These are some tri fold cards I made for a friend. She bought the little 3-D stickers and wanted a couple of wow cards for people.
I love making these cards so easy and and so much fun.
I embossed most of the paper pieces and sanded them. I spritzed them with Vanilla smooch as well. I love that stuff!!
I love the deck the halls paper and will have to snag more before it's gone.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Today's the Day!!!!
From today until November 30th you can get the Syampin' Up! standard or Digital starter kit for half price. That is 107.50 for over 375.00 worth of supplies.
That is one sweet deal.
You can check out the form here, you can subsitute for other items of the same value.
This is a super deal.
Added benefits include a 20% discount on your orders. a wonderful monthly magazine full of ideas and samples.
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding business or hobby business, give this a try!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

123727 Bright Christmas II Stamp Brush Set 4.95 123963 Come to Bethleham Stamp brush set 2.50
123962 Welcome Christmas Stamp brush set 4.95

123959 Deck the Halls Designer Buttons 3.75

123957 Seam Binding Ribbon 2.50

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Here is a page I did up quickly of Ayden at Halloween. I found the perfect costume at a local store. The kids call Ayden Yoda because they are always carrying him around on their backs. Too darn cute!
He really had a fun time this year..... next year should be even more exciting.

Now with Christmas fast kids remind me every day. I'd like to share some wonderful Christmas cards I received in a swap a short time ago.
123596 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit 12.50123950 Jolly Jingles stamp brush set 9.95
123951 Decorative label punch 1.25

123952 Medium Oval Punch 1.25

123949 Tags til Christmas Stamp Brush Set 7.95

These are the Newest Digital downloads available. But just wait til January...... your socks will be blown off. Shhh, it's still a secret. ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MDS Update.

New update for MDS. You can now do journals. That is so exciting.

AS well as.............. a PERMANENT price drop in printing services, from 15- 60% off original prices. How cool is that?

See the price flyer HERE
A Handmade Holiday.... with saving's of 20%.
From October 19 until December 16, you can save 20% on the bundles below. These are fantastic products to work with. See full flyer HERE
Now is the perfect time to book a party and do something that you love.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

So today being terribly rainy I have decided to play hooky for awhile from what should get done to play with my new download.
Since I have not purchased this set yet, it is kind of fun to play with.
I love MDS. I can use it to see what a card will look like before I use supplies to make it. I am a terrible hoarder and hate to use anything. I need to save it all for later. LOL
I hate to say it but I am excited for Christmas this year. For the first time since my Mom passed away. I guess I am slowly getting to my new normal. My friends would say I have never been normal. (Actually I asked my DH if I could put up the tree, he said no) He's a meaney.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Stampin' Up! has a new website just for MDS.

MDS stands for My Digital Studio and it is a program for your computer that allows you make cards, scrapbook and make other digital projects. It is user friendly, compatible with PC and Mac. What I love about it is it comes loaded with beautiful SU! artwork, colours and accessories.
You can print your pages at home or use our print service. (it is a guaranteed colour match and very reasonable prices and shipping) Look for a great announcement on the 19 th of October :)
Item number 118108 and the cost is 106.95.

Stampin'Up! also has a great new website for Demo's and Customer's

Find it on page 181 of the Idea Book and Catalogue.
With new down loads every month and Stampin'Ups exclusive art you can't go wrong.

These are 2 pages that I did with MDS. I had them printed using our print services... (way cheaper than other big box stores printing.) Plus UPS brought them right to my door. Very easy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I seem to always have Christmas on my mind these day's. My kids are already starting to be excited for snow and sledding and hot apple cider. I am a little ready for these things as well.
This card is made with Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and the Deck the Hall's and of course a new fave of mine Cherry Cobbler.
The image is from the Holiday Mini set called Bells and Boughs. I stamped the image on a piece of Very Vanilla and immediately went over it with a aqua painter (water pen) It bleeds the colour out of the ink to softly colour the image. Giving a vintage look to the card.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I love MDS and these new downloads are the best. I can't wait to get them.

122176 Deck the Halls Photocard Digital Kit 4.95

122166 Brad add on pack 1.25

122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit 12.50

122177 Candy Cane Lane Photocard Digital Kit 4.95

122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit 9.95
Did you know that you do not need to have the MDS software to use these great digital elements they are compatible with other software. But I personally love MDS. It is so user friendly and easy to complete beautiful projects.
Stampin'Up! also has a digital studio contest going on with a prize of 500.00 in downloads.