Sunday, May 31, 2009

Little Box of Inspiration

My friend Jennifer had a box of Angel cards on her desk, and I thought...why not make a set for myself. So I did just that. This box is going to camp with my oldest daughter Meaghan to use as a little daily inspiration.

This really demonstrates the versatility of the BIG SHOT..the lid is the top note die, on a little hinged box. Inside are the cards and this little verse:

Dear Lord

So far today, I am doing all right.

I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or self-indulgent. I have not whined, complained, cursed, or eaten any chocolate. I have nothing charged on my credit card.

But I will be getting out of bed in a minute, and I think that I will really need your help then!

If you would like the template for the little inspiration cards, leave a comment with your email address and I will be happy to send it to you.

Thanks for stopping by...and enjoy this lovely sunny day!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Big Shot Punch Buggy:

As promised...I am here with a sample of a project we will make in the new club being formed. This card shows you what you can do with the big shot, some punches and lots of inspiration from talented ladies on Splitcoaststampers.

This is for a friend at work, so I needed a big card for everyone to sign. I started with a full sheet of pink pirouette paper, layered on white, then another layer of pink pirouette designer series paper.
The buggy is a large scallop die cut in half and using a texture plate, embossed with big dots. The hood is about a 1/4 of the through the small dots tecture plate, then I scored to make it look more like a collapsable hood. The handle is a piece from the peace, love, joy die. The wheels are from a sizzlet, and the centres are build a brads. I added some trim that used the scallop edged punch. This was lots of fun, and took no time at all to put together.

Remember you only have till the end of May to take advantage of the specials:
Buy Three, Get One FreeCelebrate National Scrapbooking Month with Stampin' Up! From May 1-31, buy three packs of Designer Series paper and/or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one pack free! Mix and match your papers to meet all your scrapbooking and paper crafting needs.

Jumble Alphabet Sneak PeekGet a sneak peek into the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue when you purchase the brand-new Jumble Alphabet stamp set at 20% off. This set of 52 die-cut, double-mounted stamps is perfect for scrapbooking because you'll never run out of letters! But don't wait—this offer is only good through May 31.

Limited-Time Scrapbooking Starter KitStart your own business for as little as $99 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:
  • Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set
  • Simply Scrappin' Petal Party
  • Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12")
  • Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
In addition, this specially-priced Starter Kit contains all the business supplies found in the regular-priced Starter Kit.

Check out my demo site HERE.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New club forming...

I am putting the finishing touches on a new club. We will be using a variety of punches and dies for the Big Shot. Each month we will create 3-d projects and wonderful cards using tips and techniques that will have you looking at your punches in a whole new light!

Animals, boxes, and creations galore. Add to your punch and die collection and see how versatile these tools can be.

Please let me know if you are interested, and I will be happy to send you all the details. We get started in July, and your first gift from me is the new catalogue. In your "hostess month", in addition to the hostess benefits, you will receive from me a pkg of your favourite assorted cardstock. If we have 6 in the club the monthly order is $35.00, if we get 8 it will be $25.00.

Hope you will find this exciting...I can hardly wait to get started.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I wish it was still the weekend...

Why is it that on the Monday of the long weekend we find ourselves wishing it were Friday, so we could start it all over? Do you feel that way too? We went to the beach this weekend..but didn't spend much time in the sand...the temp last night dropped below happy we have a snug little trailer to call home!

I did take some stamping stuff with me, but I started a book, and can't put it down. You will have to be content with me posting the last of the gift sets I made last weekend.

Hope the sun is shining where you are.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's almost the weekend...

This is our long weekend, and typically it is a cold and rainy start to the summer festivities. With any luck, we will only get some rain on Saturday, then sun for the rest of the weekend. If not..I guess I will just have to stamp!

Here is another set of cards I made last weekend...let me tell you these make up so quickly. I am in love with my big shot...those butterflies are such a nice embellishment to add to any project. The stampset is Heartfelt Thanks, a pretty versatile set, don't you think? Also a wonderful way to use up retired, or new designer paper.

We are enjoying a lovely evening here in Southwestern Ontario...I hope yours is a nice!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another set...

These sets are so easy to make, using 1 sheet of designer paper and a little extra embellishments you have yourself a wonderful little gift.

Remember that until the end of May you can take advantage of buy 3 get 1 free designer paper. Call a friend...this is a wonderful way to stock up and maybe even share some packages to get lots of different designs.

I am busy getting ready for the Rhubarb Festival...we have our vegetables all chopped and now we just need to pick more rhubarb and make our salsa, jam and pies. We are making 500 jars of salsa, 150 jars of jam, and over 200 pies for the festival on June 13th. Pray for sunny skies and lots of rhubarb lovers.

Enjoy your evening, and thanks for stopping by....

Monday, May 11, 2009

Card sets..Inspired by Angie Kennedy Juda

I had so much fun making these boxes and cards. I gave a set to my Mom, and sister, and sister in law and a dear friend...
They made for a nice gift on Mother's Day and by keeping the designs fairly simple, I was able to make all the cards (28) and 4 boxes yesterday morning.

Here is the first set...check back, I will post the rest later this week. The boxes are made with a sheet of designer paper...this is a great time to stock up on paper as Stampin Up is offering buy 3, get one free. Let me know if you wish to order, or check out my demo site HERE, and order for yourself.

Stop by later this week and I will show you the other 3 sets I made.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,

I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,

I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,

I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom...
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom .

Send this to someone who you think is an awesome Mom.

May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Specials at Stampin UP

Hey Scrappers..this month's for you.

Stampin' Up! has three specials for the Month of May.

1. Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper (including the Specialty Designer Series Paper) OR 12x12 textured cardstock and get one free!!!

2. Become a demonstrator on my Stampin' Up! Team, for only $99 by purchasing the limited time Scrapbooking Starter kit! Here are the kit contents:

Item Code


Retail Value


Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*



Simply Scrappin' Petal Party



Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12")



Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad


All items are substitutable with items of your alphabet, a Simply Scrappin' Kit, a package of textured card stock and a craft ink pad.

3.Order a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount!