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.