Monday, April 27, 2009

Baroque Motifs - one of my faves!

Happy Monday!!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. I have been so busy packing and packing then moving and moving!! Unfortunately we haven't completed our move as of yet....but we will be done by this time next month! I know, I know - sounds so far away - one MORE month before I start up my classes and Open Stamps? I agree!! But unfortunately this house hasn't sold yet, so my family and I are in between two houses and life is..well rather chaotic!

Todays pic is using one of my favourite stamp sets - Baroque Motifs. Its is one of my staples, especially for weddings :) The cardstock is also one of my all time favourites - purely pomegranite. It has since retired, but fortunately, I still have some extra and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!

My most recent bride - Jenna Rae used this stamp set in her wedding invites. I'll check with her to see if I have permission to post her beautiful wedding invitations.

Enjoy the BEAUTIFUL weather!!!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thank You Spring Card

Happy Monday!

I hope you celebrated a wonderful Easter weekend with your family. My family and I had a wonderful long weekend filled with laughter, soccer baseball, yummy food and our new Wii Fit! So fun!

To get you back in the stamping mood...

Here is the beautiful card featured on the Stampin' Up! website. Isn't this the perfect card to welcome in Spring?! I just love it!

Below is a list of the items that you will need to make this beautiful card.

If you purchase the Great Friends stamp set and Summer Love Rub-ons and another item from the Occasions mini (for a total of $50 in products from the mini) you'll receive a free " $12 and Under" item of your choice!

Click here to view the Occasions Mini.

Click here to view your options for a FREE $12 and Under Item (page 210 of 212)

Stamps:Great Friend stamp set

Paper:Baja Breeze card stock Kiwi Kiss card stock Whisper White card stock

Ink:Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories:Summer Love Rub-Ons Stampin' Dimensionals


1. Apply flower Rub-On to Baja Breeze card stock using wooden stick included with Rub-Ons assortment. Adhere to Kiwi Kiss card.

2. Stamp "Thank you" in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock. Apply leaf Rub-On to Whisper White card stock. Adhere to card.

3. Stamp butterfly image in Baja Breeze ink on separate Whisper White card stock. Trim closely. Adhere to card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

4. Repeat step 3 using Basic Gray ink and Kiwi Kiss ink.

Hope you loved it!


Stampin' Up! has a Big Heart!

In late February, Stampin’ Up! shared with its demonstrators that they would help out by planning a promotion with some proceeds going towards the fires that ravaged northern Australia. Stampin’ Up! responded by organizing a relief effort in Australia and New Zealand donating 50 percent of the sales of a select group of stamps to the Australian Red Cross.

Because of these relief efforts, their final donation amount to the Australian Red Cross will be $77,889.63 AUD!

Here’s a quote: "We gratefully acknowledge the hard work of Australian and New Zealand demonstrators who encouraged their customers to purchase the donation stamp sets. We also realize these demonstrators, in many instances, made personal sacrifices by offering part or all of their commissions from special events to aid the relief efforts."

I sure love being part of a company that has such a big heart!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Scrapbooking - Welcome Isabella layout

Happy Wednesday!

I decided to showcase a little bit more of my scrapbooking today. I am sorry for the poor quality photo - it was taken over a year ago before my wonderful husband bought me a new digital camera for Christmas :)

This layout is of the birth of our yes, they are birth photos, just moments after she was born via emergency c-section.

Page 1:

The title, which didn't show up so well in the photo reads Welcome in Stampin' Up!'s Big Deal Alphabet.

Page 2:

I know that many scrapbookers prefer to do their journalling by computer, but I really love doing it by hand in my handwriting. One of the things I love most about going through my Baba's (Grandmother) old scrapbooks is her handwritten notes about who is in the picture, when it was taken and what they were doing. I find it so facinating! So I wanted to do the same for my children and their future children when they look at my scrapbooks.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

NSR: Snowy Morning in April!

When life brings you snow in April - make snow angels!!

These pictures were taken just 30 minutes ago!

My son and daughter had so much fun!!
Hope you take some time to find the bright side of the snow this morning.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Recovered Boxes

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and found some time to get to your stamping table.

As I've mentioned in previous posts, part of my love for paper crafting includes recovering journals, boxes, frames and just about anything - to give it that personal touch!

These are just two little boxes that I bought from the local Dollar Store and recovered with Stampin' Up!'s designer series paper.

I hope you like them.


Sunday, April 5, 2009

Easter is Coming !!!

I can't believe that it is Easter weekend next weekend!! Where has the time gone?? I wanted to be sure to post a few cute Easter cards.

I love the second one (below) as its made with just some imagination and punches! What a cute bunny!!

I hope you like them too.

Have a great Sunday,


Friday, April 3, 2009

April Connect with Friends Special

The Occasions Mini Catalogue is the perfect tool to help you connect with old and new friends.

And, to sweeten the connection even more, during the month of April you can earn a free product for purchasing at least $50 worth of products from the Occasions Mini or hosting a $200 workshop.

Spend $50 on Occasions Mini Catalogue products and choose any one item from the "Under $12" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue for FREE!!

Hold a workshop of $200 or more and choose any one item from the "Under $12" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue for FREE plus all the regular amazing hostess benefits! *yes catalogue workshops count too!*

Under $12 items include:

Item Description Retail Price
116209 Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit $11.95
116210 Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit $11.95
114494 Forever single stamp $6.95
114492 Beautiful Baby single stamp $9.50
114486 Birthday Wish single stamp $8.25
114490 Glad Friends single stamp $6.95
114498 Flowers in Silhouette single stamp $9.50
114496 Celebrations single stamp $9.50
114484 Elegant Thank You single stamp $8.25
114504 Merci bien single stamp $8.25
114488 Fun Flowers single stamp $6.95

Download the Occasions Mini Catalogue

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pretties Kit

Happy Thursday!

Many of my customers have been interested in the pretties kit recently, so I wanted to post a picture showcasing one of the flowers. There are so many elements to our pretties kit, but one of the reasons I love it so much is because you can use our reinkers, markers, watercolour wonder crayons to die the flowers to match your cardstock.

Pretties Kit Item #109114

Use this versatile kit to embellish all of your works of art! The flowers are white so you can color them to coordinate with our exclusive colors using Stampin' Pastels, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, or Classic ink to dye the flowers. The beads, pearls, and flowers add elegance to any project, and you can create custom hat pins using any of the pieces.

Approximate kit quantities:

■ White flowers: 50 (5 sizes, 10 each)

■ Halfback White pearls: 60 (30 small, 20 medium, 10 large)

■ Halfback Cream pearls: 60 (30 small, 20 medium, 10 large)

■ Round White pearls with holes: 45 (30 small, 15 large)

■ Round Cream pearls with holes: 45 (30 small, 15 large)

■ Clear beads: 40 (10 round beads with center hole, 10 round beads with side hole, 20 tear drop beads)

■ Round Rhinestone brads: 50 (20 small, 15 medium, 15 large)

■ Hat pins with clutches: 10

■ Spacer beads: 30

■ Packaged in a beautiful keepsake tin
Have a fantastic day!!!