Monday, April 27, 2009

Friends 12 x 12 page

Boy, life sure can get busy, can't it?! I can't believe it's been over a week since my last post....crazy! I have been busy with kids in 4-H, preparing for upcoming classes and just everyday life stuff. I had a workshop at my little sister, Jackie's, on Saturday and that was an excellent time, as always. Thanks for having me, Jackie! The ladies that attended the workshop told Jackie they had a really good experience and totally LOVED the cards we that's a good feeling - knowing you've impressed more people with Stampin' Up! products :)

This next scrapbook page is one of a double page spread that I'm making for my daughter, Kim's, 12 x 12 scrapbook. She can add the pictures of her friends later and add it to her book. This is a kit that I got at Scrappin Inn Jammies at Pigeon Lake. There are 4 layouts (2 double page spreads) so once I get the others done, I will post pictures.....I am also busy getting all the cards done that were leftovers from previous Stamp-A-Stacks so I can sell them. There is a Ladies Night Out I'm attending on Friday night and then I'll be selling sets of cards at Pigeon Lake throughout the summer!!!

Take care everyone, and I'll be back with more scrappin' pages hopefully within the next couple days!! Possibly some stamping too :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Butterflies and Good Friends.....

Today was the Crestomere Stamp Club at the school and what fun we had! Two of my really good friends, and former members of the club, Leanne (aka Vanna) and Tamie, were here to help us create and laugh! Here are the samples from the day:

This is the April calendar set using the stamp set "A Good Egg." There was a lot of paper piecing and cutting, but I think the girls had a good time with it!


Stamps: A Good Egg, Frames with a Flourish
Paper: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tea Party DP, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: So Saffron ribbon, Soft Subtles brads, trio flower punch, 5-star flower punch, eyelet border punch, dimensionals, Sans Serif alpha set

Kari Feldberg is our "Hostess with the Mostest" this month, and when you're the Hostess, you bring all the materials needed to create a card front/card for the entire club. This was Kari's creation....VERY CUTE!!! Thanks again, Kari!


Stamps: Introducing
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette DP, Riding Hood Red, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Cuttlebug, pink ribbon, coluzzle cutting system, scallop circle sizzix die, scallop circle #2 sizzix die, sweetest stem embosslit, unknown flower dies from Dollarama, wide oval punch, designer label punch, sponge dauber, double rectangle punch

This card was CASE'd totally from Dawn's Stamping Studio. It is done using the Crayon Resist Technique. Thanks, Dawn for such a GORGEOUS card! All the ladies loved it!


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Going Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz On, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Going Gray
Accessories: White Watercolor crayon, sponges, glue pen, glitter

This is a money/cheque holder card....isn't it CUTE?!! Again, I CASE'd this card totally from Dawn's Stamping Studio....she ROCKS! Be sure to check out her blog sometime too!!


Stamps: A Little Somethin' (Hostess Level II)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Scor Pal, turquoise ribbon, large star punch, small star punch, dimensionals

I received my stamping order a couple days ago, and inside was the Beautiful Butterflies Die and I *knew* we had to make a Mother's Day card using it! This is the card we created with them...


Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Delicate Dots (Sell-A-Bration)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Celery Ribbon, scallop border punch, Beautiful Butterflies Die, dimensionals

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stamp-A-Stack - All Occasions

Today I held my 2nd "All-Occasion" Stamp-A-Stack at Crestomere School. We did 4 different styles of cards, making 3 of each design. Here are the samples:


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Verve sentiment
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Bella Bleu DP
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Accessories: oval punches, vanilla ribbon, dimensionals


Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Congratulations
Paper: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber Specialty DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron
Accessories: large star punch, riding hood red ribbon, dimensionals, Big Shot, texture plate


Stamps: Puns from the Past
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Tea Party DP, So Saffron
Ink: Pretty in Pink marker, Almost Amethyst marker
Accessories: Organza white ribbon, dimensionals, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, scallop edge punch, sponge dauber


Stamps: Bird on a Branch
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Flamingo DP
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise marker
Accessories: white organza ribbon, black brad, photo corner punch, mat pack, paper piercer

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Décor Elements on your Shower Curtain!

Stampin’ Up! just recently uploaded a great new video by Jaron Winder featuring how Decor Elements can be used to decorate your home!

Shower Curtain

  • Decor Elements Flowing Flowers in black
  • Clear Shower Curtain
  • Moss Shower Curtain

Candle Bowl Project

  • Decor Element Flowing Flowers in black
  • Clear glass bowl
  • Coloured decorative marbles
  • Floating Candle

Make sure you click here to see the full Décor Elements Brochure and check out all the fun designs!


Connect with Friends this April....

The Occasions Mini Catalogue is the perfect tool to help you connect with old and new friends. And, to sweeten the connection even more, during the month of April you can earn free product for purchasing at least $50 worth of products from the Occasions Mini or hosting a $200 workshop.

Spend $50 on Occasions Mini Catalogue products and choose any one item from the "Under $12" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue for free.

Hold a workshop of $200 or more and choose any one item from the "Under $12" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue for free.

Under $12 items include:

Item Description Retail Price
116209 Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit $11.95


Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit $11.95
114494 Forever single stamp $6.95
114492 Beautiful Baby single stamp $9.50
114486 Birthday Wish single stamp $8.25
114490 Glad Friends single stamp $6.95
114498 Flowers in Silhouette single stamp $9.50
114496 Celebrations single stamp $9.50
114484 Elegant Thank You single stamp $8.25
114504 Merci bien single stamp $8.25
114488 Fun Flowers single stamp $6.95

Download the Occasions Mini Catalogue

Friday, April 10, 2009

Papa's Birthday....

Happy Easter everyone! My hubby is home this weekend and we're trying to have a nice, relaxing weekend but, as life would have it, things keep popping up for us to do and we're not getting much down time in LOL....Papa's birthday is today and DH asked me if I could find him a card so I went through my STASH and of course, I have no men cards!!! *SIGH* I told him I would whip one up and thank goodness you can use the sketch from my previous post with ANY style of card, cuz that's the one I went with!
Here it is:


Stamps: unknown western set, On Your Birthday
Ink: Chocolate chip
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, To the Nines DP
Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punch, sponge daubers, markers

I hope everyone is out enjoying this GORGEOUS weather! We bought Calvin a new bike yesterday so Quint is out with the 2 kids getting them all ready to ride and helmets out, and the 2 kids are going biking. I have clothes on the line, and now I am off to get more paper work done for a fundraising event coming up at the school for Calvin's Europe trip in 2010. I hope you all have a fantastic Easter weekend - enjoy the chocolate, goodies and family time! HUGS!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Late night craft session .....

I promised I would be back - and here I am!!! Yep, pullin' a late-nighter again tonight. Melissa was over earlier and she helped me get some cardstock cut for my upcoming Stamp-A-Stack on April 18th...thanks Melissa! Then, I was going to shut out the lights in my craft room, but I remembered a card that Darlene McCallum (my upline) showed us and I *had* to make one...I totally CASE'd the whole card from her - thanks Darlene!!! Here's the pic:

Isn't that just the most beautiful card you've seen? I love this set soooo much - and these colors are gorgeous together! Here are the details:

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze DP, Whisper White
Accessories: eyelet border punch, chocolate chip marker, 1 1/4" circle punch, white brad, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have had some crafting time over the past couple weeks! I'd love to hear about it if you did - even see some pictures!! Take care...happy stampin' :o)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring Break Update

Hello everyone! First off, let me apologize for not being very "crafty" the past couple weeks. I had my 3 year-old niece and 1 year-old nephew for 10 days and I was not able to get much accomplished in the way of crafting :) They kept me hopping, that's for sure and when they were both napping in the afternoon, so was this Aunty! LOL....
I am going to try and get another set of scrapbook pages done this morning before I go to Edmonton. Melissa and I are hopefully going to go and do some shopping and then we are headed out to the Nickelback concert - WAHOOOO! I'm so excited - can't wait!
My kids go back to school April 6th, so I'm hoping to get in some more crafting before then - stay tuned!!! I promise to be back.....soon!