Sunday, December 18, 2011

Twas the week before Christmas...


How is your shopping and preparations for Christmas going? For me, I need to hit the mall one more time, and get wrapping! This card was on we made at Sandy's. Love the silver glimmer paper on the stockings! The snowflakes are from the triple layer punch. The snowflakes were embossed into the background and really made a lovely design.

No promises, but I do hope to be back with some more creations before the end of the week! Merry Christmas...may all your dreams come true!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online deals...


WOW...be sure to check out my STORE for all the great deals. The Simply Scored tool is 20% off...if you are looking for a wonderful score tool to add to your kit, now is the time...only for 24 hours is this available. Check out all the deals by going HERE. Look for the Shop Now button and check out all the wonderful deals. The discounted prices will show when you check out.

Give me a shout if you need any questions answered....519-902-8112.


Sunday, November 20, 2011




Good Sunday Morning...take a look and be sure not to miss out on the deals offered during the ONLINE Extravaganza. These specials can only be ordered from "MY STORE" so be sure to check them out tomorrow! Easy peasy lemon squeezy to take advantage of some great deals...just make sure you go to MY STORE...otherwise you won't get the best offers.

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza begins Monday, November 21, 2011, and will run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011!!!!!

Make sure you log in to MY ONLINE STORE on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of some amazings savings such as...

  • FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express
  • 60% off select Designer Fabrics
  • 30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle!
  • PLUS...two items, on sale for 24 hours only (Nov 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])

SHOP EARLY SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT !!!!! :) :) :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sparkly Snowman

All is ready for the Stampastack at my friend Sandy's house. We are making 10 cards and a Lolly to put on a parcel then hang on the tree. I made up some yummy cookies and used the new cookie press with the snowflake to add the design.

The snowman and the main image panel are stamped on naturals white. The card stock is rose red and the polka dot dsp is from the pattern pack. The silver glimmer paper adds just the right amount of bling for Christmas.

We have a nice number attending, and I had so much fun putting the cards together. See you in the morning ladies...I can't wait!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Snow Much Fun....


What a lovely weekend here in Southwestern Ontario. It sure was a weekend of contrasts, at the same time, my hubby was washing vehicles, a neighbour was mowing lawn and the neighbour across the street was hanging Christmas Lights. A fantastic fall day to get done whatever you needed to get done!

Love this chubby little snowman from Snow Much Fun. We will be making him at Sandy's house next Saturday.

He is stamped on whisper white, coloured with some markers, add a couple of lines of Tombo glue and throw on some of the new mica flakes. The snowballs are punched out of the silver glimmer paper!

Enjoy what is left of the weekend...I am hoping my Hubby soon falls asleep so I can switch from Nascar to a movie!!!! I just can't grasp the fun of watching cars driving in a circle!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Something fun...and no stamping involved....


Is anyone out there hooked on Stumbleupon? You sign in, select your interests, then hit stumble and voila....another great way to waste time!! Some of my friends have also recently hooked me on to Pinterest...haven't gotten the hang of that but I am sure I will.

I digress....I stumbled upon the directions for this super cute "Motorcycle Diaper Cake" and I couldn't resist making one up. The directions are so easy and it can be personalized anyway you like. Instead of ribbon to wrap the wheeles, I used a receiving blanket. It sure would make a fun conversation piece at a baby shower.

Congrats to Tyson and Jess and your new daughter...hope you enjoy this little gift!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2nd Annual Save our Hooters Event


Please join me and your fellow crafters for a morning or afternoon of creating, crafting and raising money to fight breast cancer. You will make as many cards as you can! Every guest will receive the Simply Scrappin kit from the winter mini. In addition I will add in some ribbon and bling and everything you need to create some fabulous cards. There will be door prizes, treats and tons of fun. The fee is $50.00 and you will receive a tax receipt for $20.00. This is a tremendous deal as the kit alone is $26.95. Deadline for registration is Nov 7th. Register before Oct 31st to be entered into the early bird draw. Feel free to pass this invitation on to friends who may be interested.

Details:
Date: Sunday Nov 20th either 9-11 or 1-3
Place: Dorchester, Ontario
Fee: $50.00, which includes the Christmas Lane Scrappin Kit, and a $20.00 tax receipt

You won't be disappointed, join the fun and help raise funds to fight this terrible disease.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Love this snowman....think I will call him Stretch!


Meet Stretch...isn't he a cutie patootie? He is one of the images from the set "Snow much fun!". This is the set we will be using at Sandy's house in November for our stampastack! Cherry cobbler and crumb cake combine to make a perfect colour combo for Christmas.
I used a blender pen to add a hint of colour and dimension....isn't he cute?

Have a wonderful weekend...we are headed to the beach to close up our trailer. It is rainy and cool...typical weather when we close up....I am taking my Simply Scrappin kit...and getting prepped to show you some sneak peeks for the "BIG EVENT!" Stay tuned....The 2nd annual Save our Hooters event will be bigger and better than ever!!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Save the date...Sunday Nov 20th


Back by popular demand we are gearing up for another "FUN"d raiser to fight breast cancer. You will make at least 10 cards, and what you don't get finished, you take home. We will be using a Simply Scrappin Kit from the winter mini....so fun!

Time, cost and the rest of the details, along with some teasers will be posted here next week. In the mean time...check out this fun little card made using the stocking punch and some glimmer paper!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's all about the Big Shot!

Checking out the gallery on Splitcoast is a daily ritual.  Wednesday's is the sketch challenge day.  While doing my daily "stroll" I fell in love with THIS card and totally copied it.

Since this is the month you can get a FREE Big Shot by signing up to get the demo kit, I "shot" this card up.  The white panel is cut with the top note die and embossed with polka dot embossing folder.  The real red layer is embossed with the newest folder from the winter mini.  The glimmer paper (ask me how to colour it to get any colour match!) was embossed, and then I punched out the centre to make it look like Santa's belt buckle.  It may be hard to see, but the black belt is scored on either side of the ribbon for added dimension.

I am on vacation this week, and am making final plans for my annual Big Event.  The creative juices are flowing, and I am getting in the crafty groove! The colours of fall are in full bloom here and I think that is helping me in getting some projects completed.



Monday, October 3, 2011

Free is my favourite 4 letter word!!!!

During October, new demonstrators will get a FREE Big Shot OR up to $125 in FREE Stampin' Up! products of your choice !
Having a Big Shot is the best investment I ever made...this is a great value...don't delay!  Give me a shout to check out all the perks of being a Demo! I hope this will help some of you take another look at the opportunity. Remember, you don’t have to do workshops unless you want to—and purchasing the Starter Kit does not mean you are obligated to EVER place another order or hold and event unless you want to. Many ladies are purely in it for their own discount and the fun of having a night with friends now and again—I started out like that, too!  Stampin’ Up can be whatever YOU want it to be.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Clean and simple

For the longest time I have been looking for the exact dimensions for this type of card, and I finally found them! The Clean and Simple website has fantastic sketches, challenges, and best of all they post the dimensions. Yippee I am a happy Stamper! I love the combo of Cherry Cobbler, very vanilla and black. The dsp is retired "newsprint". These little thank you cards are for someone who sang at a wedding, so the "note" paper was perfect. Thanks for putting up with my sporadic posting. These were the first cards I have made since returning from Nova Scotia. However, stay tuned as I am in the midst of prepping for my annual Stamping Event. Isn't this weather amazing? Sure hope that even though tomorrow is the first day of fall, these sunny warm days stay around.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Score!



Without a doubt, my new favourite "toy" is the wonderful new Simply Scored tool in the new winter mini! You must get tired of me saying this, but this new mini is THE BEST one yet! New stamps, dies, ribbon...the list goes on. Now, the details on the Simply Scored...

Here are a few amazing features that sets it apart:

It has GROOVES EVERY 1/8″ – meaning you don’t have to keep taking your cardstock out of your score tool and measure with your ruler where you need to score
It has an OPEN SIDE ON THE RIGHT making it easy to fit in papers that are larger than 12″ – this also allows you to easily remove your cardstock
It has MOVEABLE PLACE MARKERS! And I love them! You simply pop the markers into the holes to mark where you are needing to score – this is fabulous for when you are making more than one item
It has a METAL STYLUS which is double-ended so you are guaranteed to get nice crisp score lines – and unlike other brands, you never need to replace it because it is metal and will not wear down!
It is sloped gently TOWARDS YOU when you work – this is a great feature that I didnt know about until I started using it

I am still at work in Nova Scotia, today is another beautiful sunny day. We had a chance to do the Cabot Trail and go whale watching this weekend...in a word...WOW! The scenery is stunning, the weather has been lovely and I have only been a tiny bit homesick. Only 5 more sleeps till I get to kiss and hug my Hubby and 2 daughters...I am counting down the hours!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Oh Baby


Not to worry "Fans" I haven't left the country....but I am in Nova Scotia for 3 weeks doing some training for the Bank I work for. Today we took a tour of the Cabot Trail, had lunch at the Red Shoe Inn and enjoyed the best hamburger I have ever eaten...not kidding. It is owned by the Rankin Sisters and was so great!

Here is a card I made for Jen and Bobby, who are expecting their first child....lots of punches and of course, totally copied from someone on the internet....

We are bracing here for Hurricane Irene....we talked to a Lobster Fisherman and he said they are moving all their boats to a safe harbour. He was so funny, we told him we were going to drive part of the Cabot Trail and he said "Holy moley and Jesus!"

Hope the weather back home is as nice as it was here today, 27 and sun, sun, sun...let's hope Irene doesn't make landfall!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Time to stock up...


What a great deal, order 3 packages of designer paper and get one free! I will be placing an order tonight by 9, and will also be doing an order next Monday...so don't miss out on this fantastic offer!

** this offer does not include the specialty designer paper, or the "hostess" dsp.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Colour Challenge from Stampin Fun & Friends



I made this card for a double challenge over at Stampin Fun and Friends.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif This is a gate fold card, and I love the texture on this card. Stampin Up has come out with a bunch of new embossing folders, the stripes, as well as the frame around the sentiment. The colour challenge was to use cajun craze, night of navy and more mustard. The dsp is from the Perfect Paisley pack...love it!

There is still time to sign up for the Stampin' fun and friends. Head on over to Cheryl's blog and get in on the action. This is day 3, and all 15 days will be available for some time after this round is over....you won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stampin fun and friends post


This project was totally inspired by today's post on Stampin Fun and friends blog. Tracey Old is today's guest designer and she put together a fun box full of girlie stuff for a birthday gal. The box is actually made with the fancy favour die for the big shot. Tracey's directions include all the measurements and directions to turn the favour into a great gift box.

The fun little 3x3 cards are stamped with my newest stampset, Button Buddies. This set was free for me, as I earned it during Salebration!.

Enjoy your day. Remember, if you would like the full directions on how to make this set, sign up today for Stampin' Fun and Friends.

The winner is...better late than never!


What a lovely morning...no humidity and I am on vacation! First of all I have to apologize (seems I do that alot on here!) The winner of the free guest pass to Stampin Fun and Friends is Sandy Andersen! You can thank Doug, he picked the winning ticket!

The projects have started to post and I will be showing somethings I made using the tutorials that are available over the next 15 days.

Enjoy your day...and be sure to check out the information on Stampin Fun and Friends HERE!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Big shot makes it so easy


to throw together a quick and elegant card. I punched out the flowers,http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif then ran them through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. Add a fun little brad, some ribbon and designer paper and there you go...a fantastic, quick to put together card.

Make sure you take time to comment on this POST for a chance to win a free guest pass to Stampin Fun and Friends...you don't want to miss it!

Enjoy this wonderful weekend. It is hot, hot, hot....the perfect summer day.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WOW what a great opportunity!



$119 Starter Kit

Good Morning Stamping Friends...How would you like to get over $200.00 worth of products for $119.00, an ongoing 20% discount and the chance to share your ideas with friends and family?

Everything is more fun when you are surrounded by great friends! Stamping is no exception--it's an art, a creative outlet, and a fun way to bring people together.


Here are all the details:
If you have thought about becoming a Demonstrator, now is a great time to start, for a limited-time you can join with a $119 Starter Kit--valued at more than $200 and it is full of product favourites, including items from the brand-new Idea Book & Catalog. You can sign up today by going to my Demonstrator Website.

Here are some of the perks of becoming a demonstrator:

A 20 percent product discount!
A free monthly issue of Stampin' Success, Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine!
Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
Regular get-togethers to stamp!
Free access to a community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!

The Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit--a $50 value--contains the following products (quantities are 1 unless otherwise noted):

Pines & Poinsettias Set (wood-mount)
Keepsake box
Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die)
First Edition Designer Series Paper (3)
Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric*
Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
Linen Thread
Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons*
Large Wild Wasabi
Small Real Red
Mini Vintage Tags

Additional Supplies Needed

Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
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3/16" Corner Punch
Scallop Circle Punch
Paper Cutter
Paper Snips
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Your $119.00 starter kit will include the following:

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Easy Events Clear Mount*

Pennant Parade Wood Mount*

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Brights 8 1/2 x 11 Assorted Card Stock

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad

Whisper White Note Cards (20)

Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*

Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*

Blender Pen (1)

Clear Mount Block C

Snail Adhesive

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue!

Business Supplies
The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
2011 Summer Mini Catalogue (8)
Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
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To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
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Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day...and a give away!


Ok, who else is in love with Will and Kate? They just seem so likable and so much in love...as someone in the crowd said "great role models!"

This is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend! I am heading out to Pearce Williams Christian Centre to do a craft with the kids this morning. Once that is done we are headed to our "little tin can" by the lake!

Now I know I have lots of visitors each day...I thank you! Sometimes I get gentle reminders that I have been lax in posting...I like that!

So....I need you to comment...AND I have a great gift for you. It actually started as a gift to me, as I have been asked to be a GUEST DESIGNER. I am thrilled that Cheryl has asked me to come up with some original designs for the next go round of "Stampin Fun and Friends".

Leave me a comment...anything...and you will be entered into a draw for a free guest pass! This is open to anyone...so come on...leave a comment and you may win a free pass to a great design site full of original designs and ideas. My creations will be incorporating the Stampin UP! fabric, along with some traditional paper crafting.

Have a wonderful celebration today to my Canadian Friends, and Happy 4th of July to those south of the border! Safe travels and happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New In Colours...yummy


Here are 5 quick and easy cards all using the newest "In Colours" from Stampin UP! Wisteria wonder, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Calypso coral make up this year's offerings. As a reminder, In Colours will be around for 2 years, so last years in colours are also still available.

The flowers are punched with the new triple layer punch, a little bling and some embossing done with the Big Shot make these cards a breeze to assemble. Sponge on a little extra colour to add dimension...and there you are! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!!

Hope to see you at our house on Thursday. You can pick up a little sample pack of the new in colours just for dropping by!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new...BOGO!

New Catalog Kick-off

EXCLUSIVE:

Buy one Get one FREE!!

Come to this special event! One day ONLY! shop from my stash of retired products and every dollar that you spend in my "store" you will get for FREE out of the new catalog!!!

YOU GET BRAND NEW FOR FREE!

First come, FIRST serve basis!!

Thurs June 30th
Drop in anytime from 2-8pm.

I will have some new stuff for you to try out, a make and take, treats and some freebie stuff I just want to go to a good home!

Please let me know if you plan on attending...bring a friend, the more the merrier!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fabric bulletin board






Hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weather here was perfect, hot, with a lovely breeze, just perfect for a family picnic for Father's Day supper.

Over the weekend I took some time to redo my craft space...still a HUGE work in progress, but I like what I got done. My daughter moved home and had a desk from IKEA. It is now in my room, and I love the solid workspace and the shelves to hold assorted stuff. That will be revealed later (don't hold your breath...) There was a white board portion on one side that was just perfect for a fabric covered bulletin board. The instructions for these are all over the net, and I used foam insulation rather than cork, cause that is what was in the house. The fabric and ribbon is from Stampin Up, and will be in the new catalog. It fits perfect and I love adding in all the little inspiration pieces and pics I had just laying around.

Have a fantastic week. Hope to get back here with some new samples from the catalog and the new in colours...they are lovely!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tie one on for Dad


Here is a fun card just in time for Father's Day. I used the peach parfait paper, along with some funky designer paper to make the tie. Let me know if yohttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifu would like the directions, I have them in a word document. I copied them from a blog, but can't remember who's it was. The directions are very easy to follow. The tie is made following a utube video...go HERE to see that. You can change the size of the tie by changing the size of the square of paper you start with.

Go crazy and mix up the colours and designs and maybe this will be one tie Dad won't mind receiving on Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Graduation Day...




This is a fun card to make for any graduate at this time of the year.It holds special meaning as I made this for my daughter Meaghan, as she graduated with distinction from UWO. She is a nurse and will be working with sick kids...critical care. To say we are proud of her is an understatement. She was an honours student in all 4 years, and worked extremely hard to realize her dream of becoming a nurse.

Dawn O, is one talented demo and you can see her video HERE, on how to make this fun card! If you used different papers, and added other embellishments this would be turned into any occasion card! Thanks for stopping by...sure hope the sun is shining where you are...it is a lovely evening here. The scent of fresh cut hay is in the air. Enjoy!

Friday, June 3, 2011

A little project...great for Dad!





hello Stamping Friends...I made this little album a while ago, but couldn't remember where I found the directions...until today. You can click HERE and see how Robin decorated hers.

This comes together very quickly and would make a great little scrapbook for anyone...including Dad!

Directions:
The cover is a piece of 6" x 12" cardstock scored at 5 7/8" and again at 6 1/8". This creates the spine of the album.

The DSP on the spine is cut at 3" x 6" and is scored at 1 3/8" and again at 1 5/8".

The inside cardstock "pages" are one piece of 10" x 10" cardstock. It's scored at 5", then turned and scored again at 5" so you have 4 sections.
Next, you cut one of the score lines up to the middle of the cardstock. This cut allows you to fold your album pages.
Important - one thing that I do differently is after I make that cut, I leave the cardstock in the cutter, but shift it over about 1/16" and make another cut back out to the edge alongside the first one. It cuts out a tiny sliver of cardstock and makes your pages much easier to fold up.

I decorate all my "pages" before adhering it to the decorated album cover, it's much easier to handle this wey. All my DSP panels are cut at 4 3/4" square and I add embellishments of paper strips, ribbon, etc. on top of them after adhering them to the pages.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Graduation Treat Box


Preparations for graduation are a big deal. These would make great place card favours, or a little gift box for something special. We are so proud of our daughter, who is graduating from Western with her Nursing degree. She has a job at LHSC on the pediatric critical care unit!

This little treat box demonstrates the versatility of the petal cone die from the big shot. You cut out 2 pieces, a little scoring, a snip here, some tape there, and voila, the cutest little treat box ever!

Maybe I will use this to hold a special memento to celebrate this event...shh, don't tell!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Good Rainy Monday!


Welcome to a rainy cool day! Hope this card brightens your day. Take a close look and you will see the newest impression made with embossing folder from the summer mini. It looks like poppies and is so elegant and versatile. The flowers are from Fifth Avenue floral. They are stamped on a piece of whisper white, then embossed with white embossing powder. I used daubers to swirl on some ink, and quick as a wink, a pretty card, sure to brighten someone's day.

Let me know if you would like your own copy of the summer mini! There are lots of new and exciting products.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Believe it or not...I scrapped something



Yesterday I spent the day with some wonderful scrappy ladies, and we crafted from 9-5! How fun is that! Hard to believe, but I actually did 2 pages! These are for Stella, so we will pick out some great shots and add them to the pages. Once I find some inexpensive 12 x 12 frames, these will go on the wall, not in a book!


Start with 12 x 12 whisper white add on some embellishments, some fun ribbon and using a sketch from blog land...I was able to put these pages together in a snap!

Enjoy this rainy day...and thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Strength and Hope



Best intentions to blog more often, no excuses, I just haven't gotten to it. However, I hope you will feel this is worth the wait. This is what I demo'd the other evening to other local demonstrators...and it was a hit!

The flying butterflies inside add a nice surprise to whoever opens this card. To make this I started with the standard half sheet of card stock. HOWEVER, it is all in the scoring. Score in from both sides at 4 1/8" that will create a nice spine so your card lays flat and when opened, the butterflies flutter! Using the butterfly big shot die, I cut 4 butterflies, sponged the edges, folded in half then glued them together. The tombo multi glue works like a charm for this. I then added glue along the fold lines and attached them to the spine of the card. You could use any shape, punched or die cut to get the same effect. Wouldn't hearts be cute, or circles to make a snowman???

The stampset is Hope and Strength and as I mentioned before $2.00 from each set will be donated to fight Breast Cancer.

Thanks for stopping by, I will be back later this weekend as I am spending all day tomorrow with my scrappin friends!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Joy Fold Strength and Hope



These are the cards I made for the 2 Mom's in my life. We are truly blessed that we have both my Mom and my Mother in law still in our lives. These are joy fold cards, and the tutorial can be found HERE on splitcoast Stampers.

The butterfly is from a new set in the summer mini called Strength and Hope. $2.00 from the sale of each set goes to fight breast cancer.

Enjoy your week, and I promise there will be some more projects this week just in time for Mother's day!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Not so much stamping...


But I did use my favourite item...the Big Shot! See the glitter butterflies...those are from dollar store glitter fun foam, and the Bigz Butterfly die for the Big Shot. This wreath is made with a garden hose, and some silk flowers. Fun to make, and I hope my mother in law will like it.

I have been reminded that I haven't been very regular in posting, so I promise to do better!

Have a lovely Spring week...things are greening up nicely...and we haven't had many sunny days! When the sun decides to stick around, and warm things up it will be a welcome change!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Easel Butterflies



These little gems are all over the internet. If you have the Big Shot and the butterfly die, these can be "cranked" out very quickly. I first saw them on Stampin Connection, which is for Demo's only. However, there is a great tutorial HERE. These fit perfectly into the little mini envelopes that Stampin Up sells. Wouldn't they make cute place cards at a shower or a wedding?

Miracles come in all shapes and sizes and happen to those who believe.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.
~ Richard Bach

I hope you have a lovely Easter Sunday...both my girls are away, so this is the first time in 23 years, that the Easter Bunny didn't stop by our house! However, all is not lost...Easter Parade with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland is on at 9!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Creativity + generosity = community support!










Thanks to the 23 generous ladies who joined me last night...take a look at what we made and more important, take a look at what we collected! My trunk is full of food for the local food bank.

We did a 12 card stamp a stack. Check back tomorrow and I will post all the cards close up. They were simple, fun and the ladies really enjoyed making them and having an opportunity to visit and chat and create.

A special thanks to Diane who really organized everything from the invitations, the venue and the pizza!

There is so much truth to the saying "Together we can make a difference!" In this case we are donating the food to the food bank. Next time, I will be hosting a stamp a stack to fight Breast Cancer. Stampin Up has a wonderful new set, and from every set sold $2.00 will be donated to fight this terrible disease.

I hope you are enjoying this long weekend. Find time to create and celebrate the changing seasons.

Jesus took my place on the cross to give me a place in heaven
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