Thursday, February 28, 2013

It's Easter Boxes!!!

My theme of the week was EASTER TREAT BOXES!!!  And I'm not foreshadowing my WOW class at all.

This box I found on Tammie Morton's blog.  AMAZINGLY CUTE!  We are making this one at Kids camp too.  They are going to love it but only if we fill it with treats :)

The last sneak peek of my WOW class.  The full photos of all three projects will be shared tomorrow and contact me ASAP to register.

Thanks for checking in!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

More of this week's theme . . .

Have you figured out  my theme yet??

Another simple project I made in preparation for this March's WOW class.   This one didn't make the cut but it's still cute.  I would use this to hold a Ghiradelli chocolate, a gift certificate (sticking up a bit) or maybe some jelly beans.

See it's just skinny minny box.

 Here's another sneak peek for the WOW class.  You won't want to miss this class.

Last sneak peek is tomorrow and then registration starts on Friday!!!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The theme of the week is . . .

I'll see if you can figure it out before I come right out and tell you.

I have been planning some projects for Kids camp this week and I decided to do an open ended type of project.  This is just one of the many things we will do this weekend.

 Each of the kids will make a couple of these goodie baskets and they can decorate them how they wish.  I'll have a bunch of papers, pattern papers and inks and let them go to town.  I'll take pics of what they come up with and maybe pics of the aftermath when I do let them go to town :)  Hmmmm, maybe I'll make it more of a controlled chaos.

Check back each day this week for a sneak a peek at the WOW class on March 20th.   Registration for March WOW starts on March 1st and here is the first sneak a peek.

Aren't you curious??

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, February 25, 2013

Kids Blast off Birthday!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Pete was busy at a course on the weekend so I was on full time mom duty!  That didn't mean I didn't have time to do some fun stamping though :)

I have been working on cards for an upcoming Stamp a stack (details to come soon) but here is a card I made the Kids set Blast off with the SAS in mind but it didn't make the cut. 

 I was happy I used the space jumbo wheel and almost all of the stamps in the Blast Off set but I don't think would work for mass production.  Hint - but I did make a Blast off card for the Stamp a Stack :)

Not only did we have hockey and such but Nathan found time to learn to sew.  Andrew has been doing quite a bit of hand sewing for his Foods and Fashion at school so Nathan wanted to get into the mix (of course).  We found some fabric during our big clean last weekend and he decided he really wanted to make a bag.

 Now he has a new bag for his piano books!  Kids are amazing.  I'll take a pic of Andrew's pillow when he gets it back from school.

Look for an upcoming March newsletter with new classes and great specials from Stampin UP!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Dress Up clips card

One last card made with those cute clips :)

 The colours on this card are a tad bright in the photo but it really is Midnight Muse and Summer Starfruit.

I know I don't have to tell you but I REALLY am loving the Dress Up framelits.  On this card I cracked open up my Designer Builder brads.  They are pretty special and sparkly.  I'll have to come up with something super creative for my Cardmaker's Club using this babies!

Have a great weekend!



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dinoroar plus polka dots


Here is my next polka dot card as promised.  Want to know how this one came together?

I stamped a piece of Whisper White with Pool Party by accident so I didn't want it to go to waste.  Then I had the new Hung Up clips lying on my table that just arrived in my order. Voila!

It was nice to create without having a class, swap or mass production in mind.  Cutting multiples of that dinosaur - I shudder :)

Off to try out some projects with more of these clips. Too fun!

Hung Up clips (Spring catalogue pg 28) 129389 $6.50

Elements clips (Spring catalogue pg 28) 129939 $6.50


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Loving Distressed Dots

I love polka dots and have had my eye on this background stamp for a while now.  When I had some "free hostess dollars" to spend I decided to add this stamp to my pile!

I'm soo happy I was able to play with it a bit today.  

 Okay, maybe this cutie patootie whale is a little more front and center but aren't those cute Marina Mist polka dots in the background.

This Oh, Whale! set I won at the Leadership meetings in Orlando.  He is super cute and has many other sentiments that go with it like Whale you be mine?, Whalecome, and Thanks a ton!.  Ha ha ha.

Check back tomorrow for another cute kid card with you guessed it - distressed dots :)


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Brights Scrapbook page

I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

It feels like forever ago but last Friday we had our scrapbooking workshop and we made some great pages.

Here was my original design.  It would work for a birthday, theme park or parade pics.

 And here are three other variations.   I forgot to take pics of the last two layouts but they were soo impressive with the actual photos in them.  

All set for those Canada Day parade pics

Similar to my page but this one is for Calaway Park pics.

And another birthday page using some retired Big Top Paper.

I'm working on another scrapbooking project so I hope I can share some pics of it soon.  


Monday, February 18, 2013

Yikes, it's Monday already!

Happy Family Day!

How did that happen?!?!  I blinked and our long weekend is almost over.  

One quick post to say I have a couple of spots that have opened up in the WOW Class this Wednesday evening.

Please contact me ASAP if you'd like to come.  

Framelits 101 - Maybe it's a bit beyond a beginner framelits class but nonetheless I'll share you some great card ideas you can create with the framelits.  Plus if you attend this class you receive 10% off all framelits.

Date - Wed, Feb 20
Time - 6:30 - 8:30 ** Note the time change to 6:30
Cost - $15 plus all Framelits purchased on this day are 10% off

Learn how to make this flip flop card. You'll create TWO samples plus get full instructions how to make more at home.

I hope I can make another post after our family outing today!

Have a great day!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Moving Forward more samples

I'm calling this my "better late than never post??"  It's been a busy two days with clubs, a family day of skiing yesterday and blog posts ended up being on the bottom of the to do list - sorry!

Nevertheless here it is!

These cards are made from the set Moving Forward (yes, the same set that is used in my next class on the 28th of Feb, see here for more details.).

 I got this colour combo and card layout idea from my friend Lisa Althouse so go check our her great samples using this set.

Don't you just LOVE how you use the SAME stamp and create a completely different look or feel by just changing the colours.

These are the cards for the upcoming class.  Make 2 sets for as little as $23 and you get to keep the stamp set too!!!
Plus the bonus cards :)  Make 2 and donate one to RMHC
Have a great long weekend and maybe, just maybe I'll have a surprise weekend post :)


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

And the winner is . . .


212 cards were made over the weekend - amazing, isn't it! Congrats Hanny!

Today is the start of the Teacher's Convention / Family Day long weekend and I can't wait!  Lots of sleeping in, family time and just lazing about.  Aren't you jealous :)  In that lazing around time I'll be sure to do lots of stamping, teaching clubs and classes and more so keep checking back.

Tonight I have Card Club and we are doing the Chalkboard techniques for tonight.  There were lots of samples of this at Leadership and I got this idea from my downline Allison.  Thanks Allison for sharing your great sample.

And a card with the same technique.  This would make a great teacher's card.

Have a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Got cards?

Sorry for the quick post but I had an extremely busy but productive day making up the "leftover" card kits from my weekend buffet.

In half a day I made 30 cards. I'm pooped!  Off to bed and tomorrow I'll catch up on the other "work stuff" on my list.

 Any guesses on how many card were made at my house this weekend??   Guesses anyone??  Here's a hint - there were 26 people over two days. Closest guess without going over wins a sampling of cards :)  Leave me a comment with your guess.


Monday, February 11, 2013

**New Class - Dress UP frame class details

New class details!!

 When the spring catalogue came out this was one product that I WAS NOT going to purchase.  WHY DO I need dress framelits?  I have boys!  I knew when I went to Orlando I was sure to be Wooo'ed by all the fantastic ideas and swaps I would receive and I was right.  

I came home and held strong for a WHOLE two days before they ended up on my MUST BUY list!

I saw this idea on Patty Bennett's blog and knew I had to create a class like hers.  So here is my version.

Dress UP Frame class

Date - Sun, March 10
Time 1 - 4pm, choose a start time 1, 2 or 3pm
Cost - $24 (add the Dress Up framelits for just $26)

- Frame choices - white, dark brown or black
- Class should take about an hour
- Class open to 10 and up

Notice the ribbon belts, details on the hem line and flower trims.

I added pearls, buttons and a purse to match.  Colour coordinated accessories is a MUST!

 You choose your frame colour, colour, embellishments and style of dress!  Add the glass front or not - you choose!

Thanks to Patty Bennett for sharing this fantastic frame idea.   

I can't wait to teach this class so contact me today!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Bitty Banners framelit

I'm all set for a busy weekend of card buffets!  Or at least I hope I am. Three classes from Sat morning to Sunday afternoon so I should be a bit busy to say the least.

While creating cards for my Wed WOW framelit class I found this super cute and super easy card made with the Bitty Banners framelits. 

I made this using scraps from the Floral District Designer Series Paper. I save all these little bits of pattern paper and now I know why!

Have a great weekend and check back on Monday for another new class preview.

Here is a sneak peak :)


Thursday, February 7, 2013

** New Class - Moving Forward

Yippee a new class annoucement!!

I'm super excited to have created a class using the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  Stampin UP donates $3 for each Moving Forward stamp set purchased so please join me, create some fun cards and give to a worthwhile cause.

Moving Forward Card Set Class

Date - Thurs, Feb 28
Time - 6:30 - 9
Cost - $30 includes 2 sets of 4 cards plus the wood stamp set
$23 includes cards plus clear stamp set

PLUS a 2 bonus cards - one to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House and one for you

Four cards fit in these cute card wallets and make a fantastic gift.

The Bonus card is a surprise :)

Registration ends on Feb 17th so be sure to contact me ASAP and don't miss this fun class.

Thanks for checking in.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kids camp projects

WOW I can't believe it is already Wednesday!  Where has this week gone?!?!?  Today I hope to get some stamping done so wish me luck.  

I haven't shared my Kids Camp projects from the weekend.  We had a great time creating these card boxes, baking cookies and making some Valentine treats. 

3x3 Card set and box

Each of these cards are made with the Patterned Occasions set from the Sale a Bration Catalogue

And two cute Valentine Treat boxes.  Thanks Allison for the great treat holder ideas. 

I even taught the Club Create crew to cross stitch using the Sweet threads kit in the Spring Catalogue.  They loved it and caught on so quickly.  This kit would make a great birthday present or Spring Break craft kit!!  You know we'll need something to keep them busy over the break!

Sweet Threads Simply Sent 126924 $15.95 or add the "Thank You and Happy Birthday" stamp set and pay just $20.95
Have a great day and enjoy the fantastic weather we have been having!


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Best of Love

I absolutely love the idea with these "Best of " sets.  I woke up on the 1st of the month and couldn't wait to see what the new stamps they had chosen and what theme (although February and Love , um easy guess).   I'm getting this one just for the "olive you" stamp and the others are so cute too! 

Any guesses what the March theme might be?

If you missed the details about collecting the "Best of 25 years" set check out my post here.   Or here is the flyer with more details.

Best of Birthdays 132987 $17.95 available in clear mount only

 Don't miss out on collecting these fantastic stamps.  While one set will be released each month all sets will be available until March 31, 2014.  Best of all collect 6 sets and receive a free stamp set of your choice valued up to 17.95.


Monday, February 4, 2013

February Sent with Love special


It's just like Stampin UP to start February out with a BANG!  They have released a new stamp set and Designer Series paper pack called Sent with Love.  Soo cute for travel pages and more.

 February 1 - April 30, 2013
During this limited-time offer, you can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper-or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount!
Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects; it's sure to be a hit!

Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only)
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
20% off retail value!
The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After April 30, they'll both fly away!
In addition, you may purchase the Sent with Love Digital Kit (item 132914; $12.50). Please note that the digital kit is not included in the bundle.

Sent with Love stamp set

Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
Thank you for checking in and have a great Monday!


Friday, February 1, 2013

February WOW projects - Framelits 101

I think I say this about every WOW class but this one I'm really excited about.

Framelits 101 - Maybe it's a bit beyond a beginner framelits class but nonetheless I'll share you some great card ideas you can create with the framelits.  Plus if you attend this class you receive 10% off all framelits.

Date - Wed, Feb 20
Time - 6:30 - 8:30 ** Note the time change to 6:30
Cost - $15 plus all Framelits purchased on this day are 10% off

Learn how to make this flip flop card. You'll create TWO samples plus get full instructions how to make more at home.

This one uses the Labels framelits

Plus the Secret Garden framelits that match the stamp set.
I WAS NOT going to be convinced to buy the dress framelits but once I saw some fantastic samples at Leadership and on blogs and I caved.  I can't remember where I first saw this idea (maybe Stampin Connection).   Sorry, please let me know if this is your idea.  I love it.

I used the Ovals framelits and the Dress Up framelits. 
And then this over the top floral card.  The Floral framelits paired with the Daydream Medallions stamp set, scrunched, crunched, inked and distressed make this card super easy to come together.  Can't you imagine this one in bright colours??

If you want to join me for a fun night of crafting please contact me ASAP to register for this class.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!