Sunday, May 31, 2009

Great crafting day!

This is the 2-page layout I worked on last night and today. It is a kit I get from Monday Night Class in their monthly scrapbook club. I love the colors!!

This is a 2-page layout that Leanne created for pictures of my daughter...Gorgeous!

A sympathy card that Leanne made today with scraps from my scrapbox...Awesome!

Birthday Stamp-A-Stack highlights.....

Yesterday I held my 2nd Birthday Stamp-A-Stack and what a great afternoon it turned out to be. Great card ideas (ha ha...yep, tootin' my own horn), good tunes, and most of all, great company made the day awesome! My life-long friend, Leanne, came from Whitecourt and my youngest and craziest sister, Jackie, came from Sherwood Park to partake in the stamping frenzy (you'll understand why I say "craziest" in the photos to follow). Thanks for traveling so far to come join us! Congratulations to all the winners of the door prizes and hope you enjoy your goodies! Here are a few highlights of the day ....

Leanne and I just before we headed out to the school for some stamping fun...what a pair of gorgeous ladies.... :)

Melissa and I .... looks like I'm demonstrating how to "squeeze" the Crop-a-Dile...hahahaha! my crazy, wonderful baby sister - expecting baby #3! She is such a fun, upbeat person to have around - she helps me laugh when I really need it. Love ya sis, thanks for coming!

Here is Bonnie creating the jr. boy birthday card....featuring the Just Riding stamp set and the colors were Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.

Mandie and Bev working on the woman's birthday card featuring the Classy & Fabulous stamp set with colors in Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White:

Jackie working her 4-month-pregnant "stuff".....LMAO....

After the Stamp-A-Stack, we went to town, met up with my DH, and we all went out to Boston Pizza for supper. Then we came home and did some scrapbooking. Jackie is working on my nephew, Cooper's, album....

...and I was doing a double page spread with another kit from Monday Night Class....such a super-fun day :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Stamper Extraordinaire.....

Isn't this the cutest card you've ever seen?!! Tamie's daughter, Kaitlyn, made this card for me with some stamping materials I gave her for her birthday! She did such an awesome job - I started to cry when I opened it!! Way to go Kaitlyn - you have super talent!!! Thanks again girlie and enjoy all the stamping stuff! Hugs xoxoxoxo

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A card from Bon-Bon....

I received this very pretty card from a very special person yesterday in the mail....her name is Bonnie or Bon-Bon as I like to call her. She is like a Mom for me. She is always watching out for me, is there when I need her and is such a wonderful, loving person. Thanks again Mom!!! I love it! xoxoxox

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Classy and Fabulous.... what a girl should be - according to Coco Chanel! This stamp set is very fun to use...this is another card for the Birthday Stamp-A-Stack I'm having on Saturday, May 30th. Hope you like it!

Stamps: Classy and Fabulous
Ink: Black Staz On
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Black, Red, Saffron and Blush markers, white organza ribbon

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May Flowers

I *almost* put May Snow instead of flowers, but ....... hopefully this snow will melt in the next couple days and the flowers WILL start blooming! Wishful thinking is always good :o) This is the 12 x 12 scrapbook page I have planned for my clubs this month. It is using the new Walk in The Park Designer Paper from the mini catty. I really like this pack of paper - it's gorgeous!

Stamps: Sprinkles
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Cameo Coral, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Walk in the Park
Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Die Daisies #2, Go Go Boots Alphabet Set dies

Bloom spotlight....

This is another card I will be demonstrating this coming up weekend at my stamp clubs. It's the spotlighting technique using circle punches and waterpens for coloring.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Ink: Black Staz On, Lavender Lace, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Confetti White
Accessories: waterpen, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, cream ribbon

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fifth Avenue beauty....

I have had a few new products sitting on my craft room counter waiting to be used and today I decided to dig 'em out and use them. I made this card with my Fifth Avenue Floral set and used my new Oval All set, scallop oval punch and my new Sizzlits die, Little Leaves. It was a lot of fun making this card, hope you enjoy it!!


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Oval All
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Damask and Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folders, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Sizzix die Little Leaves, black ribbon, black brads, Scallop oval punch, dimensionals, white gel pen

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Another completed kit!

My daughter and I sat down and made some cards from a Basic Grey kit. It went very well and the cards were a lot of fun to make. Everything is pre-cut and the embellishments are sticker-backed chipboard. The kit came with rub-on's and I used a stamp or two on them as well. They were all inked with brown ink as well.....Enjoy!

A Quiet Moment....

This is another kit from Monday Night Class. Isn't it wonderful? I love their style of scrapbooking - I really do! Thank goodness I stumbled across them at our retreat at The Bloomin' Inn! :) Hope you are having a wonderful May long weekend. My DH is about to arrive home shortly, and I can't wait to see him. I haven't been feeling very good today so it will be nice to have him here....take care!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thanks, Leanne!

My life-long friend, Leanne, sent me a GORGEOUS thank you card and I wanted to show it off! There is clear embossing on it, sponging, coloring, and a cuttlebug'd background. Beautiful! Thanks again, Lan....I love it!

For You...

My friend, Tamie, and I went shopping today at the local scrapbook store and I bought a few more designer papers...ya, I need more paper like a hole in the head, but hey - a girl can NEVER have too much paper!!! :) I decided to sit down and make a few cards tonight and then get at some more prep for my classes this month....this is the first card I made tonight:

I CASE'd this layout from Laura at sure to click HERE to see her version. Thanks, Laura!!


Stamps: Eastern Blooms
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, "Dreamy 2" from My Minds Eye
Accessories: round tab punch, gems, riding hood ribbon, ticket corner punch, dimensionals, damask cuttlebug folder

Mark Your Calendars.......

It was announced that June 1, 2009 will be the release day for the Retired Stamps List for this catalog. Make sure you mark that on your calendar so you don't miss it! I will get it to you as soon as it's available to me. You can also click HERE to view and print off the Dormant Stamp List. These are stamps that are still available, but not published in the catalog.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cute flower pot cards....

I came across these ADORABLE, FUN cards on Dawn's blog, and I just had to try one. I made mine and then proceeded to prep materials for both my stamping clubs this month as I think they will totally love them! To see the original tutorial Dawn made, click HERE. Here's my attempt at the cute cards:

Aren't they just ADORABLE!?!? You could make the inserts with soooo many different flower combinations and accessories....Big Shot flowers, 5 Petal flowers, silk flowers, etc. in all different colors! I haven't stamped the insert yet, but you could add a small sentiment on it like Dawn did.


Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow, To the Nines DP
Accessories: scallop edge punch, 5 petal punch, 1/2" circle punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Stampin' Up! New Catty Sneak Peak!!!


The June issue of Creating Keepsakes features a die-cut favor box made with the new Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor Bigz XL die from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.

NOTE: This product is not yet available. However, I thought you might enjoy an advance sneak peek. This amazing product along with many more new Stampin' Up! products will be available for purchase on July 1, 2009, when the new Idea Book & Catalog is released.

Friday, May 8, 2009

On par for Father's Day.....

I CASE'd this card from stampnangel at HERE to see the original card. I changed the colors and DP, but other than that, it's pretty much the same. Thanks for the cool, easy design for a Father's Day card....I really like this set for some of the male cards I need to make as it's extremely versatile and covers many different areas of a male's life....from yard work, to remotes and golfing! It's called And Many Mower...check it out HERE.

Tomorrow I am going to Edmonton with a bunch of wild and crazy girls for a day of shopping, dining and Stars on Ice! Wahhooooo! I'll hopefully get back to my blogging on Monday with some more Father's Day creations...take care!


Stamps: And Many Mower
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, To the Nines DP, Whisper White
Accessories: Argylle Cuttlebug folder, markers, silver brads, word window punch, 1/16" handheld punch

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Decor the shower?!?!?

I'm not sure if you all know that there are videos posted on my Stampin' Up! website or not, but if you didn't know that, go and check it out sometime. There are a lot of informational video's that you can watch on various products SU sells. One of the videos is on Decor Elements. My good friend, Leanne, bought herself a clear shower curtain and put the Flowing Flowers Decor Elements on it....STUNNING!!! That's the only word I have for are a couple pictures to show you her new shower:

Isn't that just gorgeous!??? I love it! Thanks Leanne for showing me what you've done with your Decor Elements! To view the complete line of Decor Elements please click HERE.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mother's Day frenzy cont.

Here's another card for Mother's Day. This one was fun to do too - I used my cuttlebug folder, Damask, and used markers on the stamp to get the color combo correctly.

What plans do you have for Mother's Day?


Stamps: Thought & Prayers, All Holidays
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Certainly Celery ribbon, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise markers, Top Note Bigz Die, sponge dauber, dimesionals

Mother's Day frenzy....

I have been "muckin' around" in my craft room today getting some supplies ready for a friend of mine to take out to a Hutterite Colony so that they can make Mother's Day cards with the young ones out there. I got all the supplies ready to go for her and then I decided "I" wanted to stamp something JUST CUZ....LOL...So, this is what I came up with - yep, all by myself this time! hee hee...that doesn't happen too terrible often. Usually I need a sketch or color challenge to get my 'ol brain here ya go....a start to some Mother's Day cards I will be showing this week. Happy Stampin' :)


Stamps: Oval All, All Year Cheer (retired)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wild Saffron (K & Company)
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop oval punch, riding hood red ribbon

Birthday Blog-Hop for Julia!!

Today in addition to Little Paper Shop's awesome challenge, they also have a special Blog Hop that I hope you'll check out...


We want to wish Julia, the AWESOME owner of The Little Paper Shop a Happy (and teeny bit belated :) Birthday and what better way than a Birthday Blog Hop!

If you're just tuning in, head over to Jessica's blog to start the hop. We are hoping that Julia ends up with a FABULOUS virtual "bouquet" by the end of our Blog Hop today and we thank you SO much for joining us!

April showers bring......

April showers bring May flowers, right? That's what I think! So this week's Little Paper Shop Monday challenge is to simply use ANY LPS stamp set (if you have one, if not, any stamp will do) and incorporate FLOWERS on your card.

One lucky winner will be chosen randomly to win a FREE digital image from the Little Paper Shop! All you have to do is leave a comment on today's post telling us you've played along and you'll be entered to win!

When you upload your creation to SCS or PCP, be sure to use keyword LPSC14. Thanks for playing and think Spring with this Fresh floral challenge! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's my card for today's challenge:


Stamps: A Dream by Little Paper Shop
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, designer paper by My Minds Eye
Ink: Basic Black, Night of Navy
Accessories: trio flower punch, white brads, 1/16" hand-held punch, nestabilities, sponge dauber