Friday, September 30, 2011

October Kids Stamp Camp

Tomorrow I will start a busy weekend of Kids Stamp Camp, Stamp a Stack, Paper Crafter's Workshop AND a Downline Snack and Share - so am I the only one that thinks this is this NUTS!

I think I'm going to be needing a LOT of sugar to get me through the weekend.  Thus the theme for this month's Kids Camp projects. 

I love this candy "bag" that can double as a pencil/office supply holder. We'll fill it with treats too!

This chocolate bar holder will be made with my Club Create girls.  Thanks Allison Okamitsu and Mary Fish for this great idea!

And this year each group has asked to learn some new techniques so we'll be creating at least 2 techniques each month and they will each get an instruction sheet to they can re-create these at home.

My older group, Teen Crafter's Workshop is going to start a bigger project but it's not finished yet so I'll wait to show you that another time.

DO NOT forgot to check back tomorrow to see October's WOW class. The theme is Funky Folds Christmas Cards.  Class max is 9 and it's the first 9 people to sign up.



Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lovin my job :)

I have had the best week meeting new people, creating, unpacking orders and all while working from home! 

If you have ever thought about becoming a demonstrator CALL ME!  All new demonstrators who signs up with me between now and October 2nd receive a very special stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Mini - Sweet Cake.  YUM! You'll be one of the first people to begin creating with this rubbah!

I am holding a Snack and Share downline meeting this Sunday night.  If you want to find out more about being a demo you are invited!  This will be low key night out for demos or wanna be demos.  I hold quarterly get togethers which range from PMS night (Pizza, Music and Stamping), product demos, swaps, share nights, mock workshops and I hope to have more in the coming year.  Hope you can join me to find out what being a Stampin UP demonstrator can do for you. 

Thank you for stopping by.
Check back tomorrow to see my Kids Stamp Camp projects.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Treats class - last day to register!

Today is the LAST day to register for my Halloween Treats prep class.

 Tuesday, Oct 4th           9:30 - 11:30am - 4 spots
                                     6-8pm - 4 spots

Come stamp and punch your heart out and prepare those classroom Halloween treats ahead of time!  Choose from 4 different treat styles.  I will die cut the boxes and ribbons ahead of time and during class you will stamp the “embellishments.”  Assemble the treat holders complete with candy at home with your child.  Easy peasy!

You must register and pay by Sept 28th and choose 1 type of treat holder.  All treats holders will be prepared in an assortment of 4 colours.

Cost -     $20 for 24 treat holders (additional treat holders are 75 cents each)
    Add $30 and receive the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set (value $54.22)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Edmonton Regional card ideas

Soo are you sick of Christmas ideas and cards yet???

I thought I'd take a break and show you some of the beautiful cards I saw on my trip to Edmonton.

These are about as far away from Christmas as you can get.  I hope they inspire you.

Sorry I don't know who made these cards but aren't the purdy!


Monday, September 26, 2011

Snow Much Fun card class

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting to show these cards to you and I can't believe I have held it in this long.

When I was on the Stampin Up Incentive Trip to Alaska I met a fellow Stampin UP demonstrator from Ontario.  She was super nice and we "bumped into each other" quite a few times on the ship.  Fast forward to Convention in Salt Lake and we met up again.  This summer we exchanged many emails and she was kind enough to share this fantastic class idea and I ran with it and CASED her idea.  

All kudos for these fantastic cards go to Anne Granger - go check out her blog and you'll be inspired!

Thursday Nov 3rd                            10-1 pm
Friday Nov 4th                                 6-9 pm

Create 4 unique cards and 3 tags with this one stamp set.   Need a second set of cards/tags pay an additional $10. Class fee includes the stamp set.

** Can't make the class date I also have a kit to go option.  You will need a few supplies at home such as a black Staz-on ink pad, Petite Pairs stamp set and Stampin Write markers. Contact me for a full list of colours I used on these cards.

Registration closes on October 21st to ensure your stamp sets arrive on time.

Cost -    $35 clear stamp set
              $44 wood mount stamp set

Supplies - Please bring all your own adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great Monday!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thank you to all my Stamp a Stack ladies

A HUGE thank you to all the ladies that came on the hottest day EVER to come and stamp CHRISTMAS CARDS!  Can you believe it???  I loved seeing all of you go home with a fully stacked baggie of handmade Christmas cards.  Now the challenge will be to get them addressed ready to mail by Dec 1st (that's what I always end up procrastinating about.)Well, that and the making the cards part.

Here is the recipe for the "Yummies" we had today.  Thank you to my best friend Tammy for sharing this with me many years ago.  It's a staple at Christmas time in our house and for gifts!

4c white chocolate wafers
5 c Golden Graham cereal
1c salted peanuts
1c raisins

Melt the white chocolate wafers in a double boiler. Combine cereal, peanuts and raisins in a large bowl.  Pour chocolate over dry mixture and mix well.  Spread onto wax lined cookie sheet or cooling rack and cool.  When the mixture has dried break apart into small pieces.  I haven't tried freezing it because it never stays in my house that long.

Thanks again and have a good night!


Sweet Stockings part 2

A quick hello to everyone that stopped by to visit me at the Calgary Family Craft and Trade Fair.  It was great to meet many new faces to Stampin UP.  I hope you can join me at an upcoming class or workshop.

Here are the rest of the stockings!

Put those sunglasses on!  This stocking is truly all blinged out!

Paper - Red and silver glimmer paper
Accessories - Real Red satin ribbon

 Paper - Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Basic Pearls

Paper - Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Letters to Santa Designer Series paper
Accessories - 1/2 circle punch, Stocking Accents die, Perfect Polka dots embossing folder

This is one of those weekends that looked possible on paper but in reality it's a little nuts!  I have 18 ladies coming today to create over 360 cards.   Wish us luck!

Thanks for stopping by. Check back tomorrow to see samples of the cutest snowman card class ever!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Some sweet stockings!

As promised I have some stockings to share and they didn't take me too long at all.  I did have one completed but the other 5 I didn't start until about 9pm and I finished about 11.  AND I was watching the hockey game.  How is that for multi-tasking!

TA-DA! Here they are!

 I'll add a few details on each stocking.  Each stocking was cut with the Holiday Stocking die.
Paper - Marina Mist, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, Silver Glitter paper
Accessories - Jolly Holiday Bingo Bits, Snowflake punch, Basic Rhinestone, Scallop dotted ribbon
 Paper - Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories - Snow Burst embossing folder, Mini Jingle bells, Early Espresso Quilted ribbon, Shimmer Spray, Baker's twine
 Paper - Garden Green, Frostwood Lodge Designer Series paper
Accessories - Gift Givers stamp set, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Check back tomorrow and I'll share close-ups of the other three.


Come visit me today!
 Calgary Family Craft and Trade Fair   
Lake Bonavista Community Center
1401 Acadia Drive from 10-4pm. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Running with scissors!!!

ACK!  So much to do and so little time!  Who's bright idea was this to sign up for a craft fair - oh right, mine.

I'm just a little nuts right now but that's because I keep coming up with new things to create for the craft fair!  And now my sister had a great idea to create stockings to put along my table edge so now I'm makin' some stockings! Luckily with this new stocking die it is super easy.

What was I up to today?

I was making some Snowman Kisses.
And some nugget tins.
If you haven't seen these before they hold one dozen Hershey's Nugget chocolates perfectly.

I ordered these tins online and these chocolates are well traveled chocolates.  They are from Salt Lake City :).   I have found nugget chocolates in the bulk section at Safeway but NO WHERE ELSE in South Calgary.  If you see them anywhere else in Calgary, please let me know.  My fingers are crossed that they will have them during the Christmas season.

Off to die cut stockings.  I'll take some pictures of them and post them for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by.


PS In response to which fair I was in and who doesn't include that!  Here are the details.  I'm blaming lack of sleep :)

 Calgary Family Craft and Trade Fair   
Lake Bonavista Community Center
1401 Acadia Drive from 10-4pm.  

Hope to see you there

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Three spots remaining in my Christmas Stamp a Stack

Last chance to register for my Christmas Stamp a Stack on Sat, October 1st from 6-9 pm.  If you are free and would like to get a jump start on your Christmas cards contact me ASAP.  Cost is $35 and you create 20 cards plus envelopes!

** I've been swamped creating for the Calgary Family Craft and Trade Fair I'll be attending this weekend.  If I get two seconds I'll post a few of the projects I've been working on.  Come check it out at the Lake Bonavista Community Center at 1401 Acadia Drive from 10-4pm.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Free stamp set! - Got your attention? Keep reading

** In case you have a free night and feel like creating I have two spots left in my Over the Top Halloween Treats WOW class.  Make all three cool crafts for just $15! 6-8pm tonight!

  I wanted to share some cute pics of my Edmonton travel mates during our make n'takes.  I loved traveling with you ladies and look forward to Convention with you (wink, wink, hint, hint.)

Brenda :)

Kim :)

Heather :)

And Tova :)

If you have ever thought about becoming a demonstrator CALL ME!  For attending Regionals any new demonstrator who signs up with me between now and October 2nd receives a very special stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Mini - Sweet Cake.  YUM! You'll be one of the first people to begin creating with this rubbah!

A hockey side note and a little cry

  Many of you know I'm a BIG Canucks fan and last night Pete and Nathan went to the Flames and Canucks first preseason game. He told about this video they showed to pay tribute to the hockey players that passed away this summer. Well, I found it and had a little cry this morning.

Even if you aren't a hockey fan I'm sure you can just imagine what the impact and the loss of these young men will have on their families and friends.  Like it says in the video - they were husbands and fathers, sons and brothers . . . they were teammates and friends. 

Rest in peace.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Some swaps from Edmonton

After going through my baggie of swaps I'm in awe of the awesomeness of each card.  A new technique, new colour combination or a new stamp set is shown on each card, that's why I love to swap!

Here are a few random cards from my swap stash. Unfortunately there aren't any names on these great cards.  If it is yours please let me know.

I love the Vintage feel of this card.  A style I struggle to duplicate.
by Shelia Paul  I love the colours in this fall card.
Just a great collage style card!  One I'm going to try as I just bought this stamp set.
 Here are the two make n' takes we did at the event.  I learned different ways to use the distressing kit and I LOVE the fancy envelopes. 


Monday, September 19, 2011

Edmonton Regionals!

This weekend I attended the Edmonton Regionals with some of my team.  We had a blast while we were there and I received a ton of great swaps!  Over the next couple of days I'll be posting some of these fantastic cards. 

Late last week I wanted to but didn't have any time to create more swap cards but my sister offered to help and assisted me in diecutting up a storm. I finished 30 more cards.  Here's what it looked like.

It's been a busy Sunday with my Stampin Up garage sale and a family BBQ so off to bed am I.

Have a great Monday!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Cardmaker's Club projects

This week we had our first meeting of my Cardmaker's Club.

I chose to do some fall themed projects with the Gently Falling Stamp set and Spice Cake Designer Series Paper.  Can you tell I love this line!?!?

Here's a fun fold card directions and inspired by Dawn Griffth

Gently Falling is a lovely two step stamping set. 

We create a technique page each month plus card front to keep for reference.

And a small mini matchbox for a place holder or treat box.
 We had a great time getting together and I look forward to our next meeting where we will tackle some Christmas!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Stampin Up Garage sale sneak peek

Less than a week until my Stampin UP Garage sale.  While my last rubber rummage sale went VERY well I still have many sets that I must part with.  I can't continue to have 2 boxes of stamp sets untouched and many unmounted.  I have priced all stamp sets at a MINIMUM 40% off the catalogue price and a handful of unmounted sets are priced at 60% off.  Here's a sneak peek at some of my favourite sets in the sale.

This unmounted set can be used with the clear blocks and contains many different images for various occasions.

I LOVE this set.  Look at all the fabulous sayings in this set.  These work great punched out in a circle or square and added to a card.

I {heart} this butterfly.  Works well with poppin pastels, multi coloured ink pad and cut out - many other techniques!

Great set for kids and watercolouring!  Lots of different images for many different occasions.

Love my Cheep Talk!

A few different Christmas sets left.

A great set for wedding, thank you and anniversary cards.

Even brand new unmounted sets!

 I hope you get a chance to stop by on Sunday, Sept 18th 1-4pm.   Contact me for the address, but I will not hold sets or answer questions on specific sets.  Come check it out.