Sunday, September 28, 2008

Create for a Cure...We are so excited

Dear Friends

I am so proud that Lisa and I are running this event. My Mom, is an 11yr breast cancer survivor! So in a way this event is to honour her as well as all those who have fought the battle and won, and for those who will be touched by cancer and in remembrance of those who fought the good fight till the end.

Announcing our 1st ever Stamp Out Breast Cancer fundraising event! Brought to you by Rebecca Wheeler & Lisa Burns - Independent Demonstrators with Stampin' Up!

We are so very excited to share the details of this amazing opportunity to give something back to a worthwhile cause, while doing something you love ... STAMPING!!

I hope you'll join us on Saturday October 25, 2008 from 1-5pm to


Where: The Optimist Hall, Dorchester

Event Details: Guests attending this fundraiser will rotate through 5 tables, making 2 cards at each table for a total of 10 cards. The theme will be Fall/Winter with 8 of the cards being Holiday-type cards and 2 being more generic, where you will have a number of options for sayings like birthday, thank you, thinking of you, good luck, congratulations etc. In addition, guests will also have an 'Optional' choice table where you will either make some scrapbook pages OR you'll make some 3D projects using the SUPER FANTASTIC BIG SHOT!! When you register, you'll need to let us know which 'Optional' project you want to register for! Guests will leave this event with a ton of hand-stamped creative projects!!

All projects will be pre-cut for guests. All supplies, including things like adhesives & envelopes will also be provided. As a bonus, all projects will come with detailed directions and a supply list so that you'll be able to easily remember what you used to create your projects and how to do it again from home! Guests DO NOT need stamping experience to attend this event so invite a friend, your sister or your Mom to come along for a FUN afternoon with the girls!

EarlyBird Cost: $45

Guests that register & pay a deposit of $25 before Wednesday October 8th will qualify for this reduced event fee! The $25 deposit per guest will be the amount donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. The remaining $20 will be a credit for the guest toward a Stampin' Up! order placed at the conclusion of the event!

Late Registration Cost: $50 (unless full by October 9th)

Event fee for those that register & pay a deposit of $25 between Thursday October 9th - Wednesday October 22nd. The $25 deposit per guest will be the amount donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. The remaining $25 will be a credit for the guest toward a Stampin' Up! order placed at the conclusion of the event!

All guests will get a tax receipt for $25 in support pf the fight again Breast Cancer!

All guests will get 1 ballot for a chance to win a BIG SHOT, just for attending the event

All guests will qualify for all other prizes.


To register, simply email me and let me know how many spots you'd like as well as how you'd like to pay your deposit. We can accept cash, cheque or email money transfer for the $25 deposit, and this will hold your spot! Your order credit (either $20 or $25) can be used at the event and credit card can be accepted at that time (Visa or Mastercard).

Finally, I want to let you know how beautiful & perfect our event venue is! For those of you that came to our Spring MEGA event, you already know this! For everyone else - know that the Dorchester Optimist Hall is a large venue, comfortable & super easy to find! It has great access for everyone, and more than adequate working space to accommodate this type of event! There will be music & food and lots of laughter!

There will be a maximum guest number so don't wait to register - email us today! Looking forward to having you join us to STAMP OUT BREAST CANCER!!

Rebecca Wheeler

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up!

(519) 268-8112

I've been tagged!

This is kinda fun...I have been is so much fun to see where people are from and I often wonder who they are and what they do. Well, yesterday, someone took time to comment and to tag me!

Tagging Game Rules:
1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog some random, some weird
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My tagger is Kristin. She is from the USA and has a great blog with tons of ideas. Be sure to stop by and let her know where you are from, and who sent you (me).

7 Facts
1.I have been married to a terrific guy for 24 years.
2.We have 2 wonderful daughters, Meaghan who is studying to be a nurse, and Kathryn who is in grade 11, and is the "vegetarian Deli Lady" at our local grocery store.
3.I have worked for TDCanada Trust for 23 years.
4.I love to cook and bake (but I don't do enough of either!)
5.We have a summer place (a trailer at the beach) where we spend tons of time, enjoying the sunshine and the most beautiful beach in Ontario...Sauble Beach!
6.I am spending the day making samples for our Create for the Cure Event....I am so is cloudy, no one is home right I am free to play all morning!
7.Right now, I a playing on the net, while watching Sex in the City...what a fun movie!

I check out tons of blogs each day...but I am going to share with you some friends, as well as some random blogs I have stumbled on.

1. My good friend, and upline Lisa....her blog is HERE.
2. Becca
3. Tami
5.Sleep in Seattle

Friday, September 26, 2008

Monkeying around

Hello my is a little monkey (sock monkey to be exact). The little treat holder was a gift at a recent stamping meeting...made by a very talented demo. Each little treat contained a choc bar...who doesn't need chocolate while stamping. The sock monkey is a very fun and versatile stampset...check out the gallery on Splitcoast to see all the wonderful ideas there are for this little guy.

Check back tomorrow for all the details on our "Create for the Cure" help Stamp out Breast Cancer...Mega Event. I will have all the details and how you can win a big shot...check back will be a late day post as I am volunteering a Pearce Williams tomorrow.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Who Gives a Hoot???

I originally saw the "how-to"video on Dawn Griffith's blog, and wanted to give it a try. Then for today's Featured Stamper there was a card with a stamped I just had to play along. Without a doubt..of all the cards I have made...I love this guy. Here is the link to Dawn's blog...she is one talented lady.

Club night at Yorkview...

Sorry I have been away for so long...we have a trailer in Sauble Beach..the most beautiful beach in Ontario. My hubby...actually took a couple of days off this week, and we spent time together at the outdoor Plowing Match, then did some touring and relaxing around Sauble. The weather has been fantastic...sunny and warm. I will post some pictures of our time at the beach later on.

For now, I want to share the pics from our "Yorkview Ladies Night". I work in a call centre for a a building that has over 1000 staff. I think there are 4 Stampin Up demos in our building..and there are plenty of customers to go around. Our group has decided to meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each, if you work at Yorkview, drop me a line and we will include you in our next event.

The card Jen is holding was a case from Wildrose Stamper. Like myself, she loves the set "inspired by nature" but it just isn't in the budget. Using the scallop circle punch she created the card that we used as our inspiration. We used the scallop edge punch to make the "ric rac" piece at the bottom, and tinted white ribbon with brown ink to match our design. Hope you like it.

Today is another wonderful sunny fall day...My hope is that you can spend time with the ones you love the most, doing what you love to do.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Create for a Cure...Save the date...

Make sure you save the date for the first annual "Create for a cure" to help stamp out Breast Cancer. Saturday Oct 25th, in lovely Dorchester. Lisa and I are hosting an event with tons of fun projects, prizes, treats...and SOMEONE WILL WIN A "BIG SHOT"...That's right...we are giving away a "Big Shot".


Each year, thousands of Canadians are touched by breast cancer. It not only impacts the individuals living with the disease, but their families, friends and loved ones as well. At the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, we are working to create a future without breast cancer.

The money we raise will be donated to the fight against breast cancer, and we will be issuing tax receipts.

We still have lots of details to iron out...but we wanted to make sure you saved the date. There will be limited let me know if you would like me to reserve you a spot.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tilt a Whirl

The local fair is winding up today, and while I didn't attend I saw the sights and heard the sounds, and smelled the yummy food each day I left work. I subscribe to a blog run by a very talented local gal...and this card design was posted this week. The butterfly spins. I used heat and stick powder to attach the glitter..this is a great technique and it keeps your glitter in place, rather than flaking off before you can get the card in the mail. I used all new in colours, along with the Dreams du Jour stamp set. Yorkview Ladies...we are making this card on part of our Getting Punchy workshop.

Enjoy this beautiful day. They are calling for a rain warning later today, but right now it is sunny, hot and hazy!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Having fun with Punches

I am hosting a class on using punches for more than the original intent. First up are some Sesame Street cards I made this week. These are 3 x 3 cards made of craft paper...I really like the neutral background this paper offers. Using my scallop punch, small circle punches for the eyes and the small oval for the mouth you can create tons of fun characters. Once again, Splitcoaststampers has tons of ideas and templates. I will be posting some more creations tomorrow. Sandy, Becky, Jen and Maeghan...enjoy your little notes. They were fun to make and I loved your reactions when you opened the envelopes...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Welcome to all my new friends

WOW...I can't believe how much traffic this blog is generating. It is so fun to see where my visitors are from.

Please feel free to make a comment...let me know a little about you..what would you like to see on my blog, tell me a joke...(keep it clean) or just say hi! The stamping community is so huge, however, with the internet, we are all only a click away!

Wherever you are visiting from, welcome, and please do visit again!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Shop 24/7

Great news you don't need to wait for a workshop or an event to place an can do it anytime, your underwear (if that is your preference!) All the prices are the same as in the catalog, shipping is the same, and if your order is over $200.00 you will earn hostess benefits.

Check out my demo website

Monday, September 8, 2008

Beate's Weekend Challenge

Here is my card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. A recurring comment I hear from my friends is "where do you get all your ideas?" The answer...from searching blogs such as Beate's, as well as doing some of the challenges posted each day on Splitcoasts
tampers. Look through galleries, set up a "favourite" file on your web and check them out daily. My only ask...make sure you give credit to the original designer. There are wonderful talented ladies out there and they deserve the credit if we "borrow" an idea. I am giving credit to MJ Albright for the medalion in the centre of the card. This is made with the new scallop punch. Be sure to check out her site for other great ideas (

This card uses all new in kiss, and the bela rose designer paper. The stamped image is from the set "Dreams du Jour". Have a creative day..I am starting a 6 day will be a long one. However, now that my stampin space is so tidy..maybe I can sneak in a project or 2..

Sunday, September 7, 2008

fs83 Splitcoast Challenge..Dreams

Each Sunday there is a featured stamper challenge, over on Splitcoast. You are directed to a gallery, select a card,then go make your own. Check out the challenges, there is a new one everyday. This is a terrific way to get tips and techniques. Give it a try, then post a comment and let me know what you did.

Cleaning up is hard to do...but so worth it!

I will admit..I am a huge procrastinator. Not putting things back when I am finished compounds my situation. As a result, my basement workspace was in a word "MESSY!" We also have a pool table, but as you will see from the before photos...not much playing has been accomplished recently.

There is still work for me to do...however, I now have 2 great workspaces, and we can play pool. I still need to work on organizing my paper and my scraps...but at least now I can actually find them. Have a happy Sunday...hopefully I will get a chance to use my new space and create something great!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Tart n Tangy Gift set

I was so happy to see this set in the new catty. It is so versatile. This is a little gift box and cards...only this time I added an acetate sheet on the lid...

Making 3 x 3 cards is a great way to use up scraps of paper and ribbon. Add some circle and scallop punches...and you have a wonderful hostess gift or a thank you for a teacher.

Once again I used the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. Let me know if you would like the directions. It really is quite simple.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

And the winner is....

I asked my daughter to pick a number between 1-3, and she picked the winner is Dawn...

thanks so much for your suggestions and comments...keep them coming..I appreciate your visits.

Back to work for me today...I have been off for over 2 will be hard to get back in the groove...oh well, as the old saying goes.."I owe, I owe, so off to work I go."

Have a wonderful day...Rebecca

Monday, September 1, 2008

Stationary Set

Well, the summer is over and the kids are back at school tomorrow. It was so nice at the beach..the water is crystal clear in Lake Huron...I will post some beach pics tomorrow to show you how beautiful it is at Sauble Beach.

I had lots of time to stamp and scrap...and here is a project that is so quick and easy to make. There are lots of variations on the web, and I adapted the basic pattern to fit a piece of 8.5 by 11 paper. I am turning this into a quick class and will post the details later this week. My daytimer is at work, and I have no idea what is up as far as my schedule at work goes...