Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine ideas

Here are a couple of quick Valentine ideas from Leadership.  Don't you just love the butterfly.  We'll be doing this at Kids camp next weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ribbon Share deadline

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to join the ribbon share.

Here is a photo of the types of ribbons I'm offering and prices.  

1/4" Grosgrain - 3 yards of each 13 colours - $21 
5/8" Grosgrain - 3 yards of each 13 colours - $29
5/8" Satin Ribbon - 3 yards of each 13 colours - $37
1/2" Stitched-Poly ribbon - 3 yards of each 5 colours - $15 (In colours only)
3/8" Taffeta Ribbon - 2 yards of each 13 colours - $29
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - 2 yards of each 13 colours - $25
1/2" Seam Binding - 2 yards of each 7 colours - $15 (Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red)

Deadline to join is January 31st.

1/4" Grosgrain - all this for just $21

5/8" Grosgrain just $29 AND I bundle them just like this.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Why you need to become a demo?

Kind of a weird title for this post but I wanted to show you how useful Stampin UP products are for all sorts of things.

As January comes to a close this house starts to vibrate with excitement. 

Sale A Bration?  

Holidays on the horizon?

Spring weather coming soon?
Nope. Yeah, right.

It's SCIENCE FAIR TIME!  Homework each night, stacks of library book and everyone gets involved.  This year Andrew picked "neutron stars" as his topic and yes, I had to ask "what are those?"  He has been working on the research part since the beginning of November and he now has to create the trifold.

So, that's where I came in.  The past three days I have spent spray painting the trifold black (and even got my hands COVERED with black spray paint). I should have had Andrew do this himself but  1) he gets home when it is almost dark 
2) the weather has been great and while the paint says it works best between 18-36 degrees, 5 degrees is perfect and 3) it really stinks so I'm guessing it isn't the best for his lungs.

Day one - Spray painting the trifold, but after the first few mins I realized it would take more than one coat.  It looked like a big gray mess.

Day two - Coat number two. Better.  Now just a big black mess.

Day three - Stampin UP to the rescue. 

SEE Shimmer Paint in frost white!

I had to spray paint this HUGE trifold and make sure it didn't blow away.

Not sure if you can see the speckles but those are supposed to be stars :)  I made this with the toothbrush and the shimmer paint.  Can't you see that technique on a card with stars and the Alien stamp set!

This weekend is when Andrew has to put all the "stuff" on his board.  I'll show you the finished project and how we will use more Stampin Up products to decorate it.  

See you have to become demo now too!  Sign up now and get 15% off the starter kit (just 182.75) and a bonus $60 bundle of product.

Color Coach
Simply Sent Something Special (or any Simply Sent kit)
Live, Laugh, Love Set (or any Simply Sent stamp set)
Full Heart Punch (or any punch valued at $23.95 or less)

Contact me for more details!


Friday, January 28, 2011

And the winner is . . .

Last week I sent out a mid month email to everyone on my mailing list. Many of you emailed me back the code word and were entered in the draw for these Valentine projects. If you would like to be on my email list please contact me so you can join me in the next code word game.

 Michelle B wins the WOW project set.

 Jacqui D wins the Mom and Me project set.

 Charlene L wins the second Mom and Me project set.

Congratulations to all three of you!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Owl Together Now Class Deadline approaching . . .

There is just over a week to register for the Owl Together class.  I have 4 spots remaining for this class.  Deadline is February 4th.

Cost - $40 includes 10 cards and envelopes, matching gift box and the Extra Large Owl Punch

I will have a baggie of scraps ready for everyone to premake your owls before the class date.

Hope you can join me for this fun class.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Flip Scrapbook album

Last night I had a fantastic time at Lesli's workshop.  We created a fun Flip Album with the bright colour combo from the new Ice Cream Parlour papers.  These amazing papers and embellishments can NOT be purchased but you can earn them for free by hosting a workshop or purchasing $60 of regular or mini catalogue merchandise. 

Here is the album we made.   I am ready for the next birthday party!

Keep watching maybe this will be a WOW class one month :)



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Stamp a Stack cards

Here are the great cards for our Stamp a Stack on January 30th.   Join me for a fun afternoon of creating!

A Slice of Life by Debbie Jaeger

Upsy Daisy by Sharon Cline

Very Vintage by Pam McLean

Thinking of You by Maria Leonard

Crazy for Cupcakes by Lisa Althouse

Plus we'll be creating one extra bonus card made by my good friend Allison Okamitsu.

Thank you to all the demonstrators that I swapped with at Leadership. 

Sale A Bration Starts today - don't forget to checkout the brochure of free goodies you can earn!



Monday, January 24, 2011

Downline gathering!!

I'm so excited that we have a downline gathering planned for Friday!!  Yay!  I promoted to a Senior Counselor just before my trip to Leadership and I'm very excited share all that we learned, made and bought in Nashville.

We have a great make n' take card planned for the evening inspired by this swap card by Julie Beltramo.   There will be sharing, laughs and of course treats planned for the evening so I hope that many of my new downline can attend.

ACK! That ribbon ruffle is super cute!

Stamps - Bold Blossom (Occasions Mini pg 31) It's only $15.95 for the wood mounted set!!
Paper - Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz DSP
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze
Accessories - Wide oval punch, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Linen Thread, Rhinestones, 3/4 circle, Sticky Strip

Check back tomorrow to see the chosen cards for the Stamp a Stack on the 30th.  Three spots remaining so contact me ASAP to sign up.  $30 for 10 cards plus envies and a box.  Place a $60 order and the class is only $15.


Saturday, January 22, 2011


When I was at Leadership I received these super cute 3D swaps.  I used these same skinny baggies for my Candy Tag craft at Christmas but I am totally copying this idea for Valentine's day.

 Check out Clear Bags Canada for these cool treat baggies.  

Friday, January 21, 2011

Stamp a Stack - Cards from Leadership part 2

Here is part 2 of your choices for the Stamp a Stack on January 30th.  Vote for your top 5 cards.

How to vote?

Comment on this blog post or email me your top 5.  Voting ends on Sunday, Jan 23rd.

How to register for the class?

Phone or email me!  I have 6 spots left and can't wait to create these great cards with you.

Party Hearty - designed by Heather Wnek Batavia

Friend circles - designed by Cindy Westerink

Thinking of You - designed by Maria Leonard

Create a Cupcake - designed by Lisa Althouse

Sweet Summer - designed by Laura Robinson
Thanks to all these fabulous designers.  It was great to swap with you!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vote now!

As promised I am posting 5 of my top 10 cards from Leadership.  Tomorrow I'll post the other 5. Vote for your fave cards and these will be the cards I will have at my Stamp a Stack on January 30th.   

How to vote?

Wait until tomorrow to see the other 5 choices and then email me or leave a comment on this blog post.

What is a Stamp a Stack?

Create 10 cards (2 of each 5 designs) and a "tea"riffic bonus card as well.  
Cost: $30 for the class which includes a box and envelopes or place a $60 order and the class is $15.  With a $60 order you also have your choice of set or accessory from the Sale-A-Bration cattie.

Suit card - designed by Ella Kump

A Slice of Life - designed by Debbie Jaeger

Upsy Daisy - designed by Sharon Cline

Totally Tools - designed by Natasha Hein

May your wishes come true - Pam McLean
Thanks to all these fabulous designers.  It was great to swap with you!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

How did that happen?

How did I do that? Lose whole day and not post??

I am working on catching up on the days I missed for prep and planning while I was in Nashville so for today I'll leave you with a few pics of the awesome swap and samples from Leadership.  Sorry I don't know who made these but thanks for the inspiration whoever you are :)

 I finally received my luggage (with the rest of my swaps) so I'll post my fave swap cards and I'll start the voting for the ones for the Leadership Stamp a Stack class on the 30th. More details tomorrow.


Monday, January 17, 2011

We made it home!

At 4:00am but home nonetheless.  I'm so happy that Pete was able to switch around his schedule and let me sleep in.  I had one bag was still missing and now I had to take inventory on what I had with me and what was somewhere between here and Nashville.

Toiletries - ????
Clothes - ????
Leadership bag - ????
All my purchases from Momento Mall - ????

Make n' takes - check
Swaps - check

I guess I have to be thankful those aren't missing.   

Keep your fingers crossed that it will show up today.


**Sorry that my blog has been so hard to follow this past week.  I had my card samples with ribbon set up to post while I was gone but wanted to share some posts from Leadership.

Ribbon card #7

My latest favourite ribbon and my latest favourite technique. Check out the newest floral stamp set in the Occasions Mini.  I can see I'll be using this a LOT!

Stamps - Fabulous Phrases, Build a Blossom  
Paper - Crumb Cake, Springtime Vintage, Very Vanilla
Inks - Pear Pizzazz, Not Quite Navy
Accessories - 1/2" Seam binding, Build a Blossom punch, 1 3/4 x 7/8 oval punch, Scallop oval punch, 1/2" circle, Corner Rounder, Sticky Strip

Join the 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon share for just $15, click here for more details. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my new cards each day.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Still travelling . . .

What a comedy of errors :)

Another flight delay, a bag lost and now arriving in Calgary after 2am.  Seriously what more could go wrong!

I still have a smile on my face and will eventually get back home.  

Here is a cheery card I saw at Convention.

See you soon, but not too soon as I'm going to be sleeping in tomorrow or is that today??  Who knows!


Ribbon card #6

A tailored bow with the 3/8" Taffeta ribbon is great because it lies FLAT in the envelope. 

Stamps - Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper - Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Inks - Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede
Accessories - 3/8" taffeta ribbon, 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Beautiful Butterflies embosslit, 1/4" hole punch

Join the 3/8"" ribbon share for just $29, click here for more details. 


Make n' Takes from Leadership

As promised here are the make n' take projects from Leadership.

There were so much fun to create as you can see.

Each of these boxes contain all the parts for our Make n' Takes.

All the tables set for the party!
We aren't having any fun at all!
 The make n' takes were very different (or so I'm told) from year's past. Sorry about the strange lighting on some of these. 
DVD Note book holder

Very Vintage brooch featuring the Beveled window panes and the Springtime Vintage fabric.

Amour insert

Bird on a Wire insert

Monogram insert

For you card
Hope you enjoyed seeing these projects.  I really enjoyed making them as they were outside my box of creative comfort.  I challenge you to make something today that is out of your "box."  Leave me a comment that you are going to join in my challenge and then send me an email and pic of your card/project. At the end of the week I'll choose a winner to receive a surprise goodie from my Leadership stash :)  

Have a great day!