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Friday, October 7, 2011

Gift Giving Season!

The first of the school year holidays is upon us!  Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to you all!  I hope that you all take some time to hug those you love and be thankful for all your blessings!  I am going to be spending the entire weekend with my kidlets...3 precious little beauties that I am so thankful for!
I have been crazy busy lately prepping for my Cool Yule Christmas Class on October 15, and so I have spent most spare nights in my stamp room.  Lots of time to think about crafting ideas.  How about this one as a quick and easy gift wrapping option?  A simple mason jar can look so pretty, why not fill one with pretty soaps as a hostess gift this year?  Or maybe some yummy shortbread (I wont complain if you stop by my house with a jar of cookies LOL)  Here is what I came up with...

I used some DSP and glued it into the inside ring of the lid.  I used the new stamp set Gently Falling to stamp the leaves on the newsprint DSP.  The big bold button is available in the Holiday Mini.  I hope you like it!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Stampin' Up! Has Fabric....

This is something I decided to make from my new fabric set... Spice Cake... thanks, Stampin' Up! for coming out with fabric!

Jolly Bingo Wedding Bells

First of all, let me start by apologizing for taking so long to post.  It has been a very busy start to the new school year, and I haven't had much time to sit and make cards.  Luckily, I had an excuse to get into my stamp room tonight to play.  My cousin is getting married tomorrow, and when I was chatting tonight with my sister, we both realized that we had to come up with a wedding card... quickly.  You have heard me talk about Stampin' Connection, a fabulous online sharing spot for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, so that was were I headed for some inspiration.  I was instantly drawn to one card on the showcase, and when I clicked on it, I found out that it was created by one of my fabulous and creative downline members, Meghan Nishi!  I am so lucky to have such a talented group of stampers around me to inspire me and show me a thing or two!   I cased her card, mostly. 

When I was making this card, I used the Tiny Tags stamp set for the Mr &  Mrs.   When I opened the clear mount case, I realized that one of my jolly bingo bits stamps had gotten put away in the wrong case.  And there it sat...screaming at me to turn it into a sparkly wedding bell.  How?  I simply stamped the bell image in versamark, added heat and stick powder, ran my heat gun over it ever so slightly until the entire image was sticky, and then I added some dazzling diamonds.  Who doesn't love a sparkly wedding bell?

Here is a close up of those bells!
And on that note, I better get into bed so that my feet are well rested for all the dancing tomorrow night!
Thanks for checking in!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Little Birdie House

Friday night brought an impromptu stamp session with a couple of fellow stampers and good friends... my sister brought along a little gift for me... A sweet little bird house made from one of the templates that we have access to as demonstrators (just another little perk!)  You can view her's here... 
Well.. I just had to make one for myself, and you can probably guess what colour scheme this little girl got... Thats right.. the spice cake collection... Pool party, more mustard, soft suede and very vanilla.  I used the one inch circle punch to make the shingles (I LOVE that I got to use up so many little scraps!).  Hope you enjoy!
Want to know what the little sitting post was made from?  A certain good friend of mine gave me a whack load of mini IKEA pencils (taken with permission of course!)  and I have been trying to come up with something creative to do with them.  I think this little idea works perfectly.  I was actually thinking of lifting the roof and adding some post it notes... the perfect little fall desktop addition!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cool Yule 2011 Registration Now Open!

The time has come for my third annual Cool Yule Christmas Class!  If you haven't been before, this is a fabulous afternoon with all things Christmas.  There will be great door prizes and surprises galore!  Also.. bring a friend who has never stamped with me before (must be registered)  and receive a FREE GIFT!  Yah... I love free stuff!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Location:  TBA (based on numbers) most likely at the Church of the Nazarene on Sherman Road (same location as previous years)
Time:  1:00pm  (doors open at 12:30) to 5:00pm
Cost:  35 dollars (non-refundable, due upon registration)
Please RSVP by September 25 so that I can order and prep all of the supplies for everyone!

Please register by phoning 250-597-1183 or by email at

Hope to see you there!


have a seat

The clear mount Have a Seat seat (14.95$)  is a very versatile set.  I have used this little bench for Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy Retirement!   I loved pairing it with the new Gently Falling set for the leaves and of course, my new favourite DSP.... Spice Cake.  Did I mention there is coordinating fabric for this line?  I think I may have to make a quilt for my bedroom from it!  Hope you enjoy the card....

Monday, August 22, 2011

Spice Cake collection

OK Ladies... I am in LOVE!!!!   I just got my demonstrator order that included a whole bunch of  new goodies from the Holiday Mini Catalogue that is available for ordering from on September 01.  Wowie!  I think that I may have just found my new favourite colour combination, straight from the new Spice Cake collection which includes DSP and Fabric.  More Mustard, Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  Very Very Cool!
I used my new Have a Seat stamp set to make this little place card holder for the Thanksgiving table.  Pop a few after dinner sweets inside (oh...or maybe some pumpkin fudge!)  and there you have a cute little way to pretty up the table.
Happy Stampin'