Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wowsa!!!!  I cannot believe it has been so long since I posted.   Crazy.  I guess between the market and our livestock.  I've been busier than I thought.

This post is to give some information about an upcoming event, that should be put on your calendars.

Hi Folks, Just a heads up so you can book it off - Our Scrap for the Cure is set for October 20th and 21st. YES two days this year. We are going to try it and see how it goes. Not all details worked out yet. Saturday will be from 9-7 and Sunday from 9-5. Lunch and supper provided on Sat. and lunch on Sunday. Cost will be $40.00 per day or $60.00 for both days. Chinese auction and tickets on a big prize. If anybody would like to donate a prize for the Chinese Auction it would be greatly appreciated. Murray and Dorothy Salsman will be joining us for supper on Satuday night. I had a call from Murray about a month ago telling me they now help Kings, Annapolis and Digby Counties and we have become one of their biggest supporters. You can be so proud of yourselves to be helping this great cause. Last year we donated $3,500.00 to the Margaret Salsman Cancer Care Memorial Fund. Way to go. Laura Broome will also be there with her supplies. Will update as we get everything planned out. Pass the word along.

If you would like to attend  drop me an email and I will pass the info onto Vicki Smith.  It takes place at the Annapolis Royal Fire Hall.

As well as what was mentioned we do Make and takes and demo's.  Cricut and Big shot machines available for use.  It is a fun and awesome get away from reality and do what we love to do!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Things to note:
  • Classic Ink Pads: will be replaced with a new exciting "firm foam pad" being introduced with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.  The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in trun, better stamped images.
  • Craft Ink Pads:  will no longer be offered, except in black and white
  • Stampin' Stampin' Write Markers: only select markers will be available individually (will still be offered in color collection assortment packs)
  • 12" x 12" Textured Card Stock:  will no longer be offered
  • 12" x 12" Smooth Card Stock:  will only be available in select individual colors and color collections assortment packs

The Accessories List came out today boy are they retiring a lot.  These item's only last while there is quantity, so order early.

Remember order  before they are gone quantities are limited.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Well it is that time of the year again. Time to say good-bye to the retiring stamps. I haven't finished counting how many sets I will lose but it does happen every year. LOL The new catalogue will be several pages smaller so lot's of things need to go to make room for fresh and fabulous new stuff! The old catalogue now ends on May 31st. So you only have the next few weeks to pick up those set's that you must have. Book a party or place a customer party.
Ask me for details.

And now here's the list
It works if you copy and paste this. I couldn't get the link to work tonight. :)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

It's an open and shut case, i mean card..... this is a really cool pop up self standing card. I hadn't tried it before because I thought it looked to complicated. I am a lazy stamper more than say 5 steps and you've lost me. But this was easy and well worth the effort.
It's a Birthday card for a special lady who is turning 94 today. She is an amazing example as she has just published her second book and is working on her third.
I used the prisma colour pencil technique and masking as well. My intention was to use the flirtatious paper but it is still in the package.
I plan to make more of these cute little gems.
Interested in learning to make these, book a party or a class. Let me help release your creative mojo.
Happy stampin'

Friday, April 06, 2012

Hello everybody and Happy Easter to all. We are having a beautiful day today and it is nice to have the family together for this weekend.
I just wanted to share these fun cards with you. I used the prismacolour pencils with Gamsol technique. I love colouring it brings back a simpler time.
I used the now retired paper from our Sale- a- bration promotion. I love it and will sneak it in here and there. I hate when sometimes we get such beautiful sets and they don't last to long.
But lucky for me there is always something new!!! Like I need more stuff.
The cards shown here use the centre step technique and are fun and simple to do!

Enjoy all this long weekend has to offer, I will be back to posting next week!

Saturday, March 03, 2012

My eldest Daughters birthday was a few days ago. This was the cake I made her. Or rather giant cupcake. (pan by Wilton)
I wanted to make a special topper created just for her. Using the new Stampin'Up! die for the big shot I created the rosette. This was pretty simple and the rosette is flexible in size, this one is about 10 inches. She loves purple and green and of course Owls.......just like me.
I find it's best to use hot glue with the rosettes but they are pretty quick and fun to make.
Happy Stampin',

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just a quick and easy example of how you can create beautiful cards in just a matter of minutes. Using this beautiful paper and stamp set, that you can earn free!
Just contact me for details.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Good Snowy Friday Morning. I love to be able to sit and watch the snow fall. We have not had much of it this winter, but hopefully we can get out and make some snow people later.
I have enjoyed some crafting time this past couple of weeks. This year started off with a bang and is just now starting to slow down some.
This is such a beautiful technique and I can basically sit anywhere and do it... even while watching a Go Diego Go marathon with Ayden.
The colours used here are calypso coral, riding hood red and poppy parade (markers) and the card stock is lucky limeade and poppy parade. I didn't give this colour a fair shake. Now it retires in the end of May...... and I love it. Oh well don't judge a colour by it's brightness.
The tutorial for this technique is in the post below. Check it out and see what you can create!
Happy Stamping.

I love the Occasions Mini. I know I say it all the time but really I love everything in it. I wish I could have it all, but I am super happy with what I have. This is a new technique called Marker layering. You can find the Tutorial HERE.
This was super fun and relaxing and really very addictive. I absolutely adore this set called,Bordering on Romance (125482) it coordinates with the Edgelets dies (125595) and the Textured Impressions embossing folders (123601) and you cannot be without that ribbon. It is so great to work with and so pretty. Great for feminine cards and pages.
Stampin'Up! has really picked up speed with these great products. I am placing an order on March 12th. Get these great products while they are available.
Happy stamping everyone!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I missed posting yesterday. As I had to go to the city and when we got back I was to tired to do anything. Our kids treated us to a great lunch yesterday and then we got to watch Cutthroat Island. (There is a valentine's day reference in it)
So this card is made super simple with the help of the heart framelits. I will be back tomorrow with a really fun technique that I am loving.
Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I just adore how versatile the Apothecary Art set is. It can be coloured or you can leave it uncoloured. Also used in this card is the The Paper Doily die, it measures approx 4 1/4 inches. It is very pretty and can be used so many different ways. It is a little more time consuming to punch out the little bits, but it is well worth the extra effort.

I also love those little tiny pearls. So pretty with this set and a few others from the mini.
Enjoy and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

This is another sweet set from the mini. It's called You're my Type (125260) The typewriter reminds me of a friend. Who for so many years typed everything on an old battered typewriter.
It makes wonderful and quick cards a snap. It also comes with several cute sentiments.
Which makes it just my type. Have a Happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

News Flash........ Stampin'Up! has just released some cool news. There will be no Summer mini starting this year. The New IBC goes into effect on June the 1st instead of June 30th.
We will have new style bigger mini's. (81/2by11 inches) One for Holidays and starting sooner and lasting longer. Yes, more great products for us. Spring will be the theme of the other mini.

Also the Definitely Decorative vinyl and the Simply Adorned jewelry line will be being discontinued.
So grab anything you really had your heart set on.
Happy Saturday. I have had a busy week but I wanted to drop in and share a card with you.
This card uses the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set (125117), Everyday Enchantment paper (126154) as well as the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack (127279).
I love everything about these products, from the beautiful fresh images, to the amazing colour palette.
Better yet you can earn these FREE!
Hope you are inspired this weekend. Enjoy!

Monday, February 06, 2012

I LOVE, LOVE LOVE!!!! This set and better yet..... you can earn it FREE. Many ways to earn, purchase 60.00 in merchandise or better yet hostess a party totaling 450.00 and get the set, paper, ribbons and brads all FREE!

I love free, contact me to place an order or to plan a workshop.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Good Tuesday morning. It is so nice to see the sun. Yesterday we had a snow storm and a storm day. So no school and no appointments. I love having an excuse not to leave home.
This card uses Soft Suede, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. I feel I'm kind of stuck in a colour scheme. But it's so pretty. :)
The paper and set are from the new Occasions Mini. The bird in the heart really caught my eye and I just love him. He is perfect for all occasions. The new heart framelits make layering a snap.
Remember that a 60.00 order can get you free set's, paper, ribbon and brads and other great stuff. But only until the end of March.

Friday, January 27, 2012

This is another new and beautiful set out of the mini. It is called Apothecary Art. It is one of my new favorites and it is beautiful paired with this paper . You can earn the paper FREE when you place a 60.00 order. It is so pretty and it is small prints prints in a beautiful selection of colours.
The colours used here are Pool Party and Calypso Coral. I used a blender pen and ink to colour in the flowers and leaves. The new label framelits make cutting a breeze.
Join me as I show more new product from the mini. Happy Stamping.

So the first month of 2012 is almost gone. I had such great plans to be super productive and to update the blog with cards and projects and some cool classes.
Funny how life has a way of changing your plans. On the morning of January 9th, my best friend and love of my life had a heart attack. After rushing him to the hospital, he needed to be airlifted to a bigger hospital in the city.

By the time I got the house, kids and chickens organized and made it to the hospital all was well and he seemed better. We spent a week in the hospital and have now been home for 2 weeks. Things are slowly returning to normal.....or as normal as our house can be.
I made this card for my sweetie. We do not really celebrate Valentine's Day, or am I really a heart crazy person. But a Heart seemed appropriate this year. Our 21st anniversary will be February 2nd so this is our anniversary card. I am truly grateful that he is here to share these days with me.
I used a new set from the occasions mini called Take it to Heart 125522.
Materials for card
card stock : Riding Hood Red, Black and Whisper White
Ink: Classic Black
Background stamp: French Script
Stamp sets: Take it to Heart 125522
Loving Thoughts 125845
Ribbon: 3/8th inch Pleated Satin Ribbon (Riding hood Red)
also used vintage wallpaper embossing folder and sticky strip.

Also used were the new Framlits dies. These are a must have and so easy to use. You get 6 sizes to a package and it comes in a great storage envelope as well. One set is hearts and the other set is labels. Awesome new product from Stampin'Up!

Want a mini or Saleabration flyer let me know!

Well it is that time of the year again. Sale a bration! There is still lot's of time left to earn exclusive set's, join a great company and be able to do what you love or host a party.

For every 60.00 you spend on merchandise you earn one set, no limits to what you can get free.
Hostess a party and at 200.00 get an exclusive tote bag and at 450.00 get a stamp set, paper ribbon and brads for FREE!
Join my team for only 150.00 (that's a deal) and earn free paper packs or digital images for a whole year. Ask me for details.

Lot's of ways to play and have fun. Promotion runs until the 31st of March.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Where does the time go? I have not had a single minute to myself all week. It doesn't look like I'll get some time until Sunday and by then I am way too tired to do anything but nap. LOL
The new Occasions Mini is up and running. Many have told me that I always say this...... but this is the BEST MINI EVER!!!!!!!! It really is, new product, awesome stamps and tons of inspiration. It's one of those I must have it all. I wish my bank account would realize that.
Some of you have it already, but everybody will want this! Contact me to get your copy today!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year!

I know you all thought I had fallen off the face of the earth..... for awhile there it felt like it!
I haven't been crafting as much as I would like too, but that all changes with a new year and a fresh perspective. We had the worse thing I can imagine happening come true. In October we lost our sweet little angel Kylar to SIDS at the tender age of 3 months.

That knocked me on butt as we tried to cope with our loss and help his parents find peace with their's. But life goes on weather we want it to or not. As my Mother would say , Christmas will come, ready or not. So with that in mind we hunkered down to have a family oriented Christmas. To count our many blessings and to move on from this heartbreaking loss.

As my Children head back to the city for school and work, and the rest of us stay put here at home. I am back to work crafting and finding peace and healing in my art.

I hope this year is full of blessings and promise for all my reader's.
Fun things to be posted in the near future.