Friday, August 31, 2007

30 Cards for $30!!! I know a bunch of you have been itching to see this but there hasn't been much to show until now! I have here 30 Cards made from the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit! I've got the layouts you just need to sign up and get over here and get to work!

I have opened a second class so there is room in both workshops on September 29 from 2-5pm and 6-9pm. This is a one time offer (I can only afford a door crasher once!) so sign-up before September 4th...'cause it's time to order the supplies!


World Card Making Day!

Well, in order to celebrate a Great Day Stampin Up! has put together a great promotion!

20% off of all Simply Sent Cardmaking Kits!!!

So, come and join in on the fun...make 30 Cards for $30 and put your order in for your very own Simply Sent Kit for 20% off from Oct 4-8 now or at the class on Sept 29!


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mr Brown to the Rescue!

Well, I hate to admit it but I have been counting down the days until the UPS Guy showed up with my latest Stampin Up! order...I haven't ordered anything in months so I am quite excited to have recieved a fine variety of fun stuff...check it out!

What did I get you ask? Well, I got 3 Simply Scrapbooking Kits (including Winter Wishes to set up for my upcoming card class), my first Simply Sent Kit, the Hallowe'en Paper (I am so excited about this!), ribbon, stamps from the mini (it's so neat that they are die-cut!!!) and some cardstock to replenish some of my dwindling colours that I need for some projects I have been working on...

Watch and you will see some fun creations transform from this pile of 'stuff'!


Would you call?

This 6x6 page I made is going in a window in one of the stores in town...what do you think? Would you call to hear more about my business?

Well if it doesn't work at least I did have fun creating this!
Supplies used;
Stamps: Pick a Petal
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Soft Sky
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Prints Designer Series, Basic Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Circle Punches

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Christmas Cards Vol IV

Well, I had to take a break from the Christmas Card Production so I have been having some fun preparing for some upcoming workshops but today I figured I better get a few more cards up...and something different...I can only manage so much I have squeezed in something a little different here!

The first card is a circle card...which I have been wanting to take on for some time...

Supplies Used;
Stamps: Right at Home, Rivoting
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Celery Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Circle Cutter, Circle Punches, Scallop Punch, Ribbon, SU! Pastels

The next one my DH totally fell in love with and insisted that it is complete (even without a sentiment)...

I found a great tutorial for this on this Blog...the tree looks amazing in the Wintergreen papers...Jenn's got me sold!

Supplies Used;
Paper: Certainly Celery DP, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Snowflake brad


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Year in Review - Sneak Peek!

Well, I did miss posting yesterday but it doesn't mean I wasn't busy creating! I have been talking about my Year in Review Workshop for a few weeks now and am happy to say that not only do I have more details but also a SNEAK PEEK at some of the pages we will complete!

The workshop will be Saturday November 4th from 5pm-9pm and in that time you will create 12 unique 6x6 scrapbook pages including these two;

July - I apologize for the colour on the second photo...I will update it tomorrow.


For more information on this or any other workshops please contact me at


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Buttercup's 1st Challenge

There are a few things I would like to share here...our 5 year old daughter (my Buttercup) is my creative partner and often makes cards beside me in my craft room. She asks too many questions and for too much help sometimes but she is always great company. I encourage her to take her own creative journeys while using the supplies that I have out...

She LOVED my flip flops and decided to play along! She has also caught me blogging as of late and is quite intrigued and wanted to have her own card on my computer too! So it is...
The other part that many of you do not know is that Creative Bug is more than a's a series of workshops that I have been running for more than a year. My focus has been on children's workshops where we have had children as young as 18 months to 7 years join in for some creative craziness! So, Buttercup has learned a lot in the last year and loves all things to do with creativity!

We are very much looking forward to getting Creative Kids up and running again but it has been delayed until the New Year when we are hoping to have the Workshop set-up. Until then Creative Adults is getting a bit of a head start with a few little workshops over the next few months.

Check back for more details!


Creative Challenge - Retry!

Since I didn't quite complete the full sketch challenge the other day...while I do love it I was distracted along the way...I thought I would have another go at here it latest version... This was a ton of fun to create!!! So I hope you like it too!

Supplies used;
Stamps: Doodle This, Seeing Spots, Warm Words
Ink: YoYo Yellow, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Certainly Celery
Paper: YoYo Yellow, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Brads, Certainly Celery Ribbon

Saturday, August 25, 2007


Well, when I was looking for something at Michaels the other day I happened upon their new scrapbook selection...I had never seen such variety or such fun choices there before! So, I splurged and got myself a new scrapbook and the matching paper for my cake decorating adventures...
Then, in my blog hiking what did I find but a cool blog that gives you layouts and samples following those layouts. So, here is where I have gotten so far with my attempt as I need to have a picture of the final product printed (I didn't have just the right shot) and add it as well as a title...I am hoping to 'watch' my mother's Cricut sometime soon so that I can do some titles!
I will try to get some pictures during the daylight for you so the lighting is better for now this will have to do!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Beate's Sketch Challenge...

Well, there are all kinds of blogs and websites out there that have all kinds of neat stuff on of my favourites is Beate Johns' does a weekly weekend sketch challenge. I have to admit, first of all it was tough and second of all I have never been very good at playing by the rules so as a result, my card does not have all the specified elements but I hope that you can forgive me as it is my first try at this!

Without further ado;

Supplies used:
Stamps: Pick a Petal, French Script
Paper: Rose Red, Basic Black, Summer Sun and Rose Red Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon, Silver Brad

So, I hope that Beate approves and next week I will try harder to stick to the task at hand (of course by then I may have my newest possessions to add to the mix!)

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Christmas Cards Vol III

I must admit, I am beginning to feel a little Christmas'ed out but I did come up with a few more samples today (it's pretty challenging as I only have a limited number of holiday type stamps so I apologize for the repetition!

Here is a very Merry type of card...

This one was very popular with the kids...the Seeing Spots background could be replaced with snowflakes (once I have recieved my order!)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Letterpress Alphabet, Snow Play, Seeing Spots
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Real Red, Glorious Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Ribbon, Small and Large Tag Punches, Word Window Punch, Slot Punch

Now this card, I made on a whim and am very partial to (I think it's my favourite so far...)

I think the simplicity of it makes it quite elegant...if you are looking for elegance...

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Warm Words
Ink: Old Olive, Purely Pomegranite
Paper: Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon

Clearly Fun!

Well, I was looking for something to brighten my day so I finally started to cut and mount my Pick a Petal Stamps and created this card which I think is clearly a winner!

This was such a neat technique...I am going to have to go buy some more acetates now! I hope it brings a smile to your face on a rainy day too!

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Warm Words
Ink: Purely Pomegranite, Old Olive, Basic Black, White Craft Ink
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive
Accessories: Silver Brads, Aqua Painters, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon (on inside of card)
I used the embossing powder to dry the craft ink (the first time I did this it was SMEARY!)


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Christmas Cards Vol II

Alright...enough procrastinating for now...I have a couple more card samples for Christmas (it's hard to stay focused in August!!!) I apologize for the slight imperfections on this card, I was interrupted while working on it...

The honest truth is that I am quite partial to both of these cards but for different reasons...but the snowmen are definitely my favourite of this pair!

I guess it's pretty obvious that I love my Snowmen and my circles! More samples will come over the next few days!



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I am so excited!

Well, I am just so excited! As we start to settle in Beamsville I have found a fabulous little spa (it's so cute!) Well, when I was there the last time, I met the coolest lady and she is the first person to write a comment in my blog! So, to thank Webangel I am sending her this card;

So, as you can see...if you write in my blog, you might get a little treat!


Tag Happy!

It's hard to believe but I forgot to make a card for my Mother-in-law's birthday so to make up for that I started creating and came up with this...

I kept the back simple but I think it's sweet...

I am looking forward to sending this off...I hope she likes it! It was so fun doing this...I did find it challenging to complete all 6 panels though!

To complete this project, I used;

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Winged Things
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Purely Pomegranite, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral
Paper: Brocade Background, Purely Pomegranite, Naturals Ivory, Vellum
Accessories: Silver Brads, Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Aqua Painters, Giga Scallop Punch, Mega Circle Punch



Sunday, August 19, 2007

Christmas Cards Vol I

Well, I have had a request to see some Christmas Card I had a dream about the first one...honestly...I eat, sleep and dream cards, cakes, scrapbooking...and food!!!

Card #1
I would prefer to use ribbon rather than the additional stripe of Purely Pomegrante but it's a fine substitute since I do not have the ribbon...

Supplies used include;
Stamps: Seeing Spots, Cold Play
Paper: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranite, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky
Ink: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranite, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Black Brads, Snowflake Brad

Card #2
A sweet but simple card...

Supplies used include;
Stamps: Warm Words, Good Times
Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Pastels


Cake at last!

Well, the cake was a hit, assembly was a breeze...and who could say no when there was chocolate and lemon cake to choose from! Here is the finished product...
Now, I'm not one to share too much family life but I did want to share this because it has to be one of the best picture of the kids I have yet to take...

Thank you to the Birthday Granny for such a beautiful dress for Sarah! What a great day it was! Granny wasn't expecting a thing either! Now it's time to get back to card making...I have some Christmas prototypes to design...


Friday, August 17, 2007

I'm almost there...

Well, these cake decorating adventures have lead to a number of orders (that I have had to turn down) and a lot of interest and support. It's nice to be appreciated!!! So, it's the night before final are a few last pics before my presentation of the cake tomorrow...

The top tier...

and the bottom tier...

So now just imagine on atop the other and there you have it! My mother-in-laws 60th birthday cake! I hope she likes is becoming more fun to create these masterpieces for me! I am looking forward to sharing some photos of the cake assembled after the party!


Thursday, August 16, 2007

What makes YOU happy?

I don't know about you but for me a job well done...the job isn't yet done but I am feeling quite pleased with myself as I get ready to tidy up for the night...I am working on the last cake that I am going to make this summer (I've done more than I did in the whole last year!)

So here it is...the top layer

and...the bottom layer...

I am still working on it but I am quite pleased at the work I have completed thus far with very little complaint...outside of my DH complaining about the mess!

I am hoping this is going to be a beauty as it is for someone I will post some more tomorrow but you will have to wait for final assembly...(I'm afraid we all will)

Enjoy and have a great night!


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Well, I may have squeezed in a bit of stamping...I wanted to try a new colour combination with the 2007 In Colours...Here is what I came up with;I just love Baroque Motifs...there is something about just catches my eye everytime I open my cupboard...all of my other stamps are feeling neglected these days!
Here is what I used to complete this project;
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip and Versa Mark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Crimper and Chocolate Brad

Hope you enjoy!

Cake, cake and more cake!

Well, I haven't had any time for stamping as I have baked 2 cakes this week and have one more to do before the week is up! So for now, you will have to endure cake photos! I love a theme...a party without a theme is like a car without we had the kids party on the weekend and had a Crayola theme...without further adieu here is the cake;The kids loved it!!! Everytime I make one a new cake, there is always a new lesson in it for me! Just one more cake for this weekend and then I am going to take a cake break!


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Daycare Mail

Well, the kids have adjusted well to being home since we moved...we have changed "Jeni-days" to "Daddy-days". In the meantime, we created some gifts to send off to Daycare to say "good-bye". I thought it would be fun for the kids to have "Colour your own Greetings".

I made some for the girls and some for the is a closer look;

I included 2 cards, an 8 pack of crayons, 2 envelopes and a mailing label with our new address on it. I hope the kids enjoy them and use them to send mail to all their friends!
It was a tonne of fun to make them! Well, off to do some work now!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

We've Moved!

Hey Everyone!

In case you didn't hear we moved! There was so much to do I tried to help accelerate the packing this is a peak at how the packing began...

All nice and tidy right? I wish I had a photo to show you what it looked like after Martin and his brother were done packing the container! But, we made it here...and we are starting to see some progress inside and outside the house. Now, I wouldn't be a good stamper if I didn't have a card to share with here it is...

And a closer look if you want details...

I had so much fun creating these! Here are the details;
Stamps: Seeing Spots
Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun
Paper: Old Olive, Summer Sun, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Brads, Silver Cord, Stampin' Pastels, Distressing Tool, Blender Pens

©Stampin Up! 1990-2007

Good Morning Sunshine!

We have had a few Birthdays as of late but my favourites are always the children's cards...they seem to be the easiest for me to relate to sometimes! I made this card for a daycare friend of the kids...she loved it (I think her mother may have loved it more though! One of the things I love about this card is that it does not open like a typical card...take a look...

I created this using;
Stamps: Pretty as a Princess
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pink Passion, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White and Designer Papers
Accessories: Stampin Pastels, Aqua Painters, Silver Brads

©Stampin Up! 1990-2007