Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I ordered quite a few of these Design a House Decor Accent and when Nathan saw these he thought - COOL!

They are available on the Clearance Rack for just $2.99.   Check it out here.

Here is his Halloween creation.  Be safe and have fun tonight!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Card Buffet day 5 - LAST CHANCE!

These are the last two cards at my Christmas card buffet this weekend.  It is your last chance to sign up and make these great cards (if I do say so myself)!  

Cost is $5 to reserve your seat and you pay just $2.50 each card you create.

Another CASE from a swap card I received.  Don't you just love the fancy stocking cuffs.
One of my favourite new stamps in the catalogue.  Just a single stamp that looks great stamped or embossed.  Item # 122907 and it's just 11.95
 I hope you enjoyed my week of Christmas and hope you have a great weekend with your families!

I'll be back on Monday with a fun Halloween creation.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Card Buffet day 4

Each day this week I'm going to highlight two Christmas cards that will be at the upcoming Christmas card buffet Oct 29th and 30th.  I will give a list of stamp sets and colours I used on my sample.  Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of the products listed or joining me on the weekend!

** I have had a few cancellations for Saturday if you are free and would like to make some Christmas cards let me know.

Here are two gift card holders.

This one has a belly band that comes off and opens up to hold a gift card.
 Stamps - Delightful Decorations
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

This one is a total case from a swap I saw at Convention.

I think this one will be a popular card at the buffet

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Card Buffet day 3

Each day this week I'm going to highlight two Christmas cards that will be at the upcoming Christmas card buffet Oct 29th and 30th.  I will give a list of stamp sets and colours I used on my sample.  Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of the products listed or joining me on the weekend!

Thank you to Lisa K for giving me the inspiration for this card.
 Stamps - Countdown to Christmas
Paper - Garden Green, Real Red,  Whisper White, Silver Glitter paper (a must for EVERY Christmas card)

Can't have a Christmas buffet without my favourite snowflake set. This was one was CASED from a swap card I received at the Edmonton Regionals.

Stamps - Many Merry Messages, Serene Snowflake
Paper - Pool Party, Island Indigo and Whisper White

Tomorrow I'll share two gift card holders that will be at the buffet.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Card Buffet day 2

Each day this week I'm going to highlight two Christmas cards that will be at the upcoming Christmas card buffet Oct 29th and 30th.  I will give a list of stamp sets and colours I used on my sample.  Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of the products listed or joining me on the weekend!

This was CASED from one of my downline Tova Matchett.  I changed up the colours but her card was soo great I left everything else as is.
 Stamps - Just Believe
Paper - Real Red, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White and Crumb Cake

This simple card is super easy when you use the stamp a ma jig!  I love the button snowman peeking through the window!

Stamps - Many Merry Messages, Button Buddies
Paper - Whisper White, Marina Mist and Bashful Blue

See you tomorrow. 


Monday, October 24, 2011

Christmas Card Buffet

Happy Monday! 

  I had a "Mom's" weekend full of hockey, homework, playdates and baking, and throw in a couple of Stampin UP events and voila a full weekend.  I almost was looking forward to MONDAY, believe it or not! There is lots on the go this week leading up to Halloween, but don't forget to stop by my blog for a Christmas fix.  (Yes, I am crazy for Christmas still!!)

Each day this week I'm going to highlight two Christmas cards that will be at the upcoming Christmas card buffet Oct 29th and 30th.  I will give a list of stamp sets and colours I used on my sample.  Contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of the products listed or joining me on the weekend!

This card was inspired by a swap card I received at the Edmonton Regional. Sorry I can't remember the original designer.  Please let me know if this is your card.

Stamps - Christmas Lodge
Papers - Always Artichoke, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla

A simple and different way to attach ribbon to your cards - STAPLES!

Stamps - Christmas Postcard
Papers - Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper

See you tomorrow.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Last day to register for Snow Much Fun class

If you are interested in registering for my Snow Much Fun daytime class Thursday, Nov 3rd from 10-1 OR a kit to go please let me know by the end of today.

I received my first lot of stamps and paper for this class so today I started cutting!

Crazy stamps!  10 wood sets and 5 clear sets lots of snowmen!

All the little piles of cards and layers for the card fronts.

 LOTS of little papers for the sentiments and tags.

Good thing I have two big tables to lay everything out.

Have a great weekend and check back on Monday to see close ups of all of the card buffet cards.  I have 2 spots remaining on Sat and Sun so contact me ASAP if you are interested in joining me.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Time for scrapbooking!

This Friday is our scrapbook club meeting and it's all about Halloween!  My goal is to complete my journaling before club on Friday.  Wish me luck.

The left hand page is all about decorating our Halloween gingerbread house.  It's a tradition in the Burns' house.  The right hand page is trick or treating day. Andrew loves the chocolate bars and Nathan is all about the gummy, sugary candies!  I just love it all.

 It's so much fun to use punches to create different things.  See if you can identify which punches I used.

Extra large oval, Boho Blossom and Bird punch

The owl - upside down!

Circle punches for the body, square punch for the legs, the spider web embossing folder with sponged Frost White paint!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Morning! Coffee anyone?

Good morning!

Happy Tuesday!  I spent Monday getting back into the groove of being home again and it didn't take me long for my desk to look like this.

Does this dispel all the myths of how tidy and organized I am?  I was busy creating possible kids crafts for Nathan's school craft night so it was a productive day and one that created lots of little bits of paper everywhere!

On to what I created in Pincher Creek.

Aren't they adorable? Can you tell what they are supposed to be?
Yep, it's a replica Tim's and Starbucks coffee cup.  And lookee what's inside? A gift card!
These are for the Lake Bonavista Craft Fair I am participating in on November 19 and 20th. 

 I made lots for teacher gifts, bus drivers, dance teachers, piano teachers, stocking stuffers and so many more possibilites.  Cost will be $1.50 each or 4/$5.  Contact me for pre-ordering larger quantities or I'll see you at the fair.


Monday, October 17, 2011


Hello everyone

I am in complete re-entry mode as I just spent the weekend away scrapbooking with friends.

It was an amazing time and completely relaxing!!

I promise to share with you some of the results from awesome weekend away tomorrow! 

For now, it's time to catch up with my kidlets!


Friday, October 14, 2011

It's half way over!

Time is a tickin' on the best sign up deal I have seen!

If you sign up to be a demonstrator you get a FREE BIG SHOT or equivalent product up to $125.

This offer is good for the Standard Starter kit OR the Digital Starter kit.  The value of these products alone is over $400 but for the month of October you will get all this for $215 AND a FREE Big Shot.  

Contact me for more details.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cardmaker's Technique page

Here is the technique page for our club meeting last night.

I love trying out new techniques and sometimes old techniques with new stamps. 

Challenge yourself today - bring out a stamp and FAUX EMBOSS IT!  The tree is stamped in both white craft and Old Olive (the same colour as the background paper) and it looks a little fuzzy up close but from far away it looks raised.

Here are the directions for this technique.

Faux Embossing
Stamp your image in white craft ink and heat set to dry.  Using a Stamp a ma jig, stamp on your imaging sheet.  Place imaging sheet to the left or right depending on where you want the shadow.  Stamp image the in the same colour ink as cardstock.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cardmaker's Club tonight!

Good morning!

Just a super quick post to share the club projects I'll be doing tonight.  I'm super excited to get together with these lovely ladies and create some cards tonight.  

I'm so in love with the Stitiched Stockings Stamp set that I knew I had to dedicate one club to the versatility of this great set and co-ordinating punch.
I have done many cards with this set as a stocking but this is my first baby card.

I used the same pieces of paper to create two different looks to this card.

And here is my stocking sample with the blingy silver cardstock!

I LOVE the new fancy buttons and mini brads on this card too.
I will share our technique page tomorrow - Faux Dry Embossing

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back to work!

Well, I have been MIA for the past 3 days in the blogging world, but not from the crafting world. 

I had a personal goal to set aside time for me and family during this long weekend but I seriously could NOT take advantage of this opportunity to get ahead or at least get caught up on my clubs and classes.  While I'm NOT ahead of the game I did get quite a bit done. WHEW!

I have yet to take photo of my latest works but I do have something new to share.   At the end of this month I'm lucky enough to have a fun class booked with a new group of ladies.  I look forward to meeting all of you.

In our class we are going to create this Accordian Fold Album made with the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.  This album would look great on your mantle or shelf full of family pictures.

 Just wait until you see my Christmas version (hint, hint).  The wait will be worth it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Christmas Card Buffet samples

You know when you're in the groove you are in the GROOVE!

My goal for this week was to create cards for my upcoming Christmas Card buffet but I had no idea I could create ALL 10 cards in one day.  I must confess I did CASE a few from the swaps I received in Edmonton but that's what they are there for right?!?!

This will be my last card buffet of the year so if you need some Christmas cards be sure to sign up sooner rather than later.

Christmas Card Buffet
Sat Oct 29th 1-5pm - 6 spots left
Sun Oct 30th 1-5pm - 4 spots left

The ever popular “All you can stamp Card Buffet” is back! I provide the ideas and supplies for 10 different cards; make what you like and pay only $2.50 per card.

Cost - $5 registration fee must be paid in advance. Cards are $2.50 each.

Place a minimum order of $30, excluding shipping and taxes and receive a $5 refund on your registration fee.

REGISTER EARLY as class maximum is 9!!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving this weekend!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nugget tins

I made several of these tins for my last craft fair and have a few leftover. If you are in the need for a hostess gift for this weekend just let me know.

All the Halloween ones are gone.  Sorry :(

Recently I made a card with two of my new favourite sets - French Foilage and Field Flowers.  Thanks to Teneale Williams a demonstrator in Australia.  Check her out, she does fabulous cards. I struggle with the antiquey (is that a word?) looking cards but these stamp sets do all the work for you!

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kids camp samples

This weekend I took some photos of the creations by the girls this weekend.  Unfortunately, I only remembered to take photos on Sat and not Sunday :(

They were all fabulous.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Becoming a Demonstrator

Yesterday I was able to send out my newsletter but I was in such a rush to send it out that I forgot to write in the codeword for this month's newsletter.  Oh well, next month I'll have an extra special code word!

Congratulations to Mariem that won the September Code Word contest!  You win a new Calypso Coral ink pad.

So I have received a few questions about the GREAT sign up special that Stampin Up announced on the weekend so I'll do my best to answer some questions here.

1) What is in the Standard Starter Kit?

Easy Events pg 57 or alternate set 30.95 or less
For All You Do pg 112 or alternate set 35.95 or less
Create a Cupcake pg 68 or alternate set 27.95 or less
Triple Treat Flower pg 18 or alternate set 11.95 or less
Cupcakes Stampin around Wheel or alternate $7.95 or less
Any Clear block $8.95 or less

Any Patterns Designer Series 12x12 paper stack (value $26.95)
Asst Smooth cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 (value $8.50)
Whisper White or Very Vanilla 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock pack (value $9.25)

Inks and Markers
Versamark pad (value $9.95)
Any 4 Classic ink pad (value each $7.25)
Any 2 Stampin Write markers (value each $4.50)
Single Blender pen
Any Classic refill (value $3.75)

Any roll of ribbon $12.25 or less
Cupcake punch or alternate punch 30.95 or less 
Medium Envelopes or alternate envelope 9.50 or less
Any Decor element (value $11.95 or less) or Textured Embossing folder (value 10.95 or less)
Snail adhesive (value $9.75)
Stampin Mist (value $5.50)
Stampin Scrub (value $20.95)
Stampin Dimensionals
Single Stampin sponge
Stampin Around Self Inking handle (value $4.95)
Uninked cartridge (standard size) (value 6.50)
Decor Applicator tool (value $2.25)
Colour Coach (value 18.95) 

All this PLUS a FREE BIG SHOT (value 122.95) AND NO SHIPPING OR GST!!!!

2)  What are the minimum sales requirements?

You only need to submit $400 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up!® workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission.

If you sign up in October you will have the remainder of this quarter (Oct - Dec) and the next FULL quarter (Jan - March) to reach $400 in sales.

3)  What is the penalty if I don't maintain my minimum order?

No penalty!  You aren't black listed or banned from purchasing Stampin Up products.  You get to enjoy all of your great supplies at a discount.  BUT there are great perks to remaining active including the Stampin Connection Website for great ideas, challenges to earn free stamps, able to attend Stampin Up Events like Convention, and sneak peeks at all the new products!! 

4)  How can I make money as a demonstrator?

You can earn money in three ways: instant income (20 percent of each order), monthly volume rebates (5–20 percent of total sales), and monthly downline override commissions (2–6 percent of your recruits’ sales).

Any other questions you may have please contact me.  I'd love to get together with you and see if Stampin Up may be right for you!

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas Advent Class

Announcing another new class!!!

If you have visited my house in the past few weeks or saw me at the craft fair last weekend then you have seen my new advent calendar. Now I finally have a day, time and class price.

Date - Sat Nov 26 
Time - 10 am or 2pm
Cost - $25 (price does not include the tins)

In each box you can put small treats, notes or other specials items.

What a fun project for your family!

Contact me to register ASAP!  Class maximum is 9.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Holiday Clearance Rack deals

Here are a few finished samples of some Holiday Clearance Rack products.

I {heart} this decor house and was so sad when it wasn't in the new catalogue. Now's your chance! Shop now!  Supplies while last and I'm sure these new clearance rack finds wont last!

It's a blank slate and you can add your own touches.

See these tabs I made for my Card Organizer (available in the current holiday mini)  I used this retired oval punch.

Just 7.86 regular 22.95  I can't say enough great things about this punch!

October WOW class

WOW, oh WOW oh WOW!   Ever wish you had a "different style" of card to share with your friends?  This class is for you!  For just $10 or an order of $30 come make 3 cards each with a unique fold.  Even better go home with templates and instructions to create more!

 First a side stair step card. I love this single A La Carte stamp Something for Christmas.

 Then a multi-fold card with multiple panels to show off stamps or your favourite Designer Series paper. Mini clothes pegs - oh too cute!

 And last but not least a double pocket card.  I used some retired pattern papers I had lying around.  This is fantastic card to use those single sheets of pattern papers you have. In the pockets I added two tags but you could easily add a gift card and a message in the second pocket.

 Don't wait - check your calendar and then sign up for my October WOW!