Saturday, November 29, 2008

Merry Christmas

There was no going to bed early Thursday night when I saw this project on Splitcoast Stampers by Sharon Johnston. This was so fun and easy to make. I was very pleased how it turned out.

Last night was our Christmas Downline Dinner at Heather's home and I wanted to make a little gift for her. I was so pleased with the way this accordian tag turned out so I wrapped it up for her as a hostess gift.

Stampin' Up! and inspiration from fellow stampers makes it so easy and inexpensive to give hand made gifts. It feels so good to give little gifts and the "awhs" I receive in return makes me happy.

I will be offering this as a Valentines Day class in January so check back to my blog for the date and send me an e-mail if you are interested.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

SU Holiday Bundles

Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves this time!!!! They are having a 6 day sale and it is AMAZING!

Here are the details you need to know:
Bundles are only while supplies last! Sale ends December 1st
These are PERFECT Christmas gifts for friends, children or even yourself!!!
No substitutions can be made in the bundles
Sale starts NOW! Have fun!

Click on the icon on the right for a listing of all the amazing bundle deals from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Winter Post

I CASED this card from on Kimberly and could hardly wait for my stamp set - Winter Post which by the way is a part of Shelli's Signature Collection. I really like the colour combination and simplicity of this Christmas card.
Stamps: Winter Post Heard from the Heart
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Kraft
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

All Shook Up

I just love these shaker cards. My friend Heather is the talent behind this project and showed me this quick and easy way to create shaker cards. This little box holds four cards and of coarse I took one to Stampfest on Saturday and did not take a picture of it.
When you open this card there is spot to place a photo and the other side can have the Holiday sentiment.
Stamps: Mr. Twigster, Best Yet, Christmas Classics
Paper: kraft, Ski Slope DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, markers to colour the gifts and tree, lights
Embellishments: ribbon, brads, micro beads, acetate, 4 x 4 square coasters. oval punch, 1 3/4 circle punch

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mr. Twigster

I Case (copy and share everything) most of my ideas from my extremely talented friend and upline Heather Summers.

When I first saw Mr. Twigster in the Holiday Mini, I did not take a shining to him.

After seeing so many cards made by Heather, I soon fell in love with him. I am not sure why I ever thought so poorly of Mr. Twigster in the beginning because he is so cute and a lot of fun.

The Holiday Mini is available l January 18, 2008 and Mr. Twigster #111772 is found on page 20 for $16.95. The designer paper I have used is Ski Slope #112994, Hawaii Papaya #112460, maine Blueberry #112459. I also used the cardk in Old Olive #100702. Riding Hood Red #111348, Baja Breeze #111352, Choclate #102128, Tangerine Tango #111349, Whisper White #100730. If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and wouold like to order any of these items you can now order on line. Simply check out the online ordering link on the right hand side of my blog. If you are interested in hosting a workshop or attending a class, please call me, I would love to meet you and show you how you too can create beautiful cards for all occasions.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Stampfest 2008

I had the priviledge to attend Stampfest 2008 in Cambridge on Saturday and I have to say I am so inspired . I had the priviledge to hear two fabulous speakers - Kimberly Van Dieppen and Glenda Travelstead who are very talented and successful Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the U.S.A.

I participated in a Christmas card swap, observed some talented ladies present 6 class outlines. Andrea designed and prepared this Christmas Planner as our make and take for us that is so fun and yet practical. Isn't it great!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Inspired By Nature

I enjoy going for walks on trails through the woods- I enjoy the quiet, the sounds of birds and the beauty of nature all around me no matter what the season.
When I take my dog Boston for a walk in the neighbourhood, it seems forever and it is only a half hour and I can hardly wait to get home. When I take Boston for a walk on a trail, I can walk for an hour and a half and it seems like no time at all. Nature has a way of making me feel at peace.
Perhaps this is why I fell in love with this stamp set.
This project was inspired by Heather and Anne. I have stamped showing you an intense cone flower as well as a soft muted flower by changing the ink colour.
Recipe: Inspired By Nature, Lots of Thoughts
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White, Parisian Summer DSP
Ink: Sage Shadow, Bravo Burgundy, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: large & small oval punch, Purely Pomegranate ribbon

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I learned how to make this bow from my friend Martha and it is so easy to make. How fun it is to wrap a package or make a gift bag/box like this shown on the right and have a matching bow.
The instructins for the box in a bag can be found at Splitcoast Stampers by Diana Gibbs who has a fantastic tutorial .

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.

Holiday Trinkets Christmas Cards

As promised, here are the fun cards we made at the GI Cancer Research Fundraiser on Saturday.
All the cards are fun, quick and easy to mass produce.
We used the Ski Slope Designer Paper which I absolutely love. The stamp set we used was Holiday Trinkets and everyone went home with the set. We used Stampin' Up! classic ink pads in real red, old olive, baja breeze and chocolate chip along with 5/8 inch chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon and a little silver cording.
The cards were left blank and each individual could add there own sentiments.
Tomorrow I will show you the 3-D items we made.
I hope you took time out of your day today to reflect and remember all the heros who fought for the wonderful country we are so blessed to live in today.
I was swept away by my dear friend Barb (by the way I had a great day Barb) and took a road trip to Komoka, Lambeth and Belmont today but at 11:00am we listened to the post and had our two minutes of silence to remember our fallen heros of yesterday and today and also our heros who are still with us today who gave so much. Thank you to our War Veterens.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Holiday Trinkets for GI Cancer Research

What a fabulous day it was for everyone attending the GI Cancer Research Fundraiser on Saturday.
Heather, my upline extrordinaire is very passionate about raising money for GI Cancer Research and orchastrated a fantabulous stamping event held at Kings College in London which by the way is a great venue to host an event like this.
With 150 ladies attending in either a morning session or afternoon session, making 10 super cute, super fun Christmas projects all proceeds going towards a cause very dear to Heather. As well there were door prizes; including a Big Shot to be won, raffle tickets with donations from generous businesses/organizations, 50/50 tickets, and refereshments. Heather and her team raised almost $3000 in memory of her Dad (Terry Cowx) towards GI Cancer Research. Congratulations on another successful fundraiser Heather.
Later this week I will post projects everyone made but for now I would like to show you a photo of Heather's team sporting the Holiday Trinkets tee shirt. Missing from the photo was Annette and Belinda.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Holiday Blitz

Splitcoast Stampers is featuring a Holiday Blitz and the covered Note Pad was the feature by Nancy Riley who is a very talented stamper (love your blog Nancy).
I covered a couple of grocery list pads I purchased at the dollar store with the Wintergreen DP (retired).
When I find out paper is going to be discontinued, I hoared it. I don't know why! I suppose becasue I like it I want to save it...but what for? We all know Stampin' Up! comes out with great designer paper every year.
Anyways, these were super easy to make and I punched out a snowflake from the Sage Shadow c/s using the Marvy snowflake punch. Added a silver brad, dazzling diamonds and voila a wishlist for anyone.
It coordinates very well with the monogram cards and bag I made in the previous post.
These will look very pretty tucked in a gift basket or special gift bag that anyone would enjoy using and they are really easy to make.