Friday, December 18, 2009

Post-it-note pads

Literally at the beginning of December I had a bright idea of making these notepads as gifts for friends and family...especially Connor's teachers at the daycare centre.

Next time, I really need to think of these things in October or early November. I've been delaying in posting this picture because I didn't want the recipients to see them before I gave it to them.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Stampin' Up's! 12 Days of Holiday Sales

For 12 days only, you can get discounts on select Big Shot dies and materials. See below for complete offering.


•Orders may be placed as customer, workshop, or online orders.
•The sale ends Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 11:50 PM (MT).
•Items must be ordered by December 15, 2009, in order to arrive in time for Christmas.
•Discounts range between 15-25%.
•All items on sale will be posted on the first day of the promotion and can be purchased for all 12 days.
•There are no quantity limits and no qualifiers to receive the discount.
•Don't forget to add Holiday Mini Catalogue products and Retiring Dormant Stamp Sets to your order! Time is running out for these products! The Holiday Extravaganza Gift Giving Guide promotion will also be ending soon. All three promotions end on January 4, 2010!


Then click on the Shop Now button at the top right!


*Customers going through my demonstrator website will pay the preferred price! The regular price is the price without a demonstrator.*

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Calendar Class - outcome

I had my Calendar class on Monday with Jessica and I'm just amazed at how different the calendars look when someone else makes them. It's great because I can then get some ideas from someone else.

This is Jessica's final product.

I made another calendar for a friend back home in Toronto. Hopefully, she's not reading this so she will be surprised.

I never thought of putting these colours together and I have to thank the Colour Coach for that. I absolutely love how all of the colour combinations are already done for me. I tweaked it a bit but at least it gives me a start.

It's not too late to make one of these calendars. If you're interested in making one just e-mail me and we can set up an evening to get it done at my place.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza Sale!!! -- November 23rd to November 30th

Stampin' Up! Extravaganza Online Sale this week from Monday, November 23rd to Monday, November 30th.

For one week only, you can get amazing discounts--up to 50 percent off--on over 40 products and product bundles!

Remember these items are only available while supplies last.

Click here to shop now and quote the item number listed below or feel free to e-mail me at anytime and I'll order it for you.

Check out the complete list here.



Discounted Price


Framed with Love Bundle

  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch



Thank You Kindly Bundle

  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch



Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)

  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch



Animal Crackers Bundle

  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads



Corduroy Button Bundle

  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons



Game Night Bundle

  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set



Four Square Bundle

  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch



Heart to Heart Bundle

  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon



Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)

  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon



Heart to Heart Bundle (French)

  • J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon



Chipboard Letter Bundle

  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters



Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon



Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*

  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads



Build-A-Brad Bundle

  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad



Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads



Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)

  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads



Cheep Talk Bundle

  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons



Sock Monkey Bundle

  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons



Sock Monkey Bundle (French)

  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons



Alphabet Bundle

  • Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set



Simply Said Bundle

  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch



Simply Said Bundle (French)

  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch



On Board Bundle

  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials



Christmas Décor Bundle #1

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements



Christmas Décor Bundle #2

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements



Christmas Décor Bundle #3

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements



For All You Do Bundle

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads



For All You Do Bundle (French)

  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads



For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)

  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Striped Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon



Bling Bundle

  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter



Fresh-Cut Bundle

  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)

  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Pendant Note Bundle

  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Pendant Note Bundle (French)

  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)

  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Sporting Bundle #1

  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements



Sporting Bundle #2

  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements



Sporting Bundle #3

  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements



Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements



Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements



5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads



5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads



Scallop Square punch



Full Heart punch



Heart to Heart punch



Scallop Edge punch



Circle Designer brads



Flower Designer brads



Star Designer brads



Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements



Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements



Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements



Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements


Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby Card

On October 28th, we had a surprise baby shower for one of our colleagues at the office. I was so organized with everything else except for her card. I had a mental block so this is what I came up with on the morning of the party before I had to leave for work.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I attended a Stampin' Up meeting a couple of months ago and was hooked on this calendar. My apologies I can't find the original person's blog post to give them credit.

Anyway, this calendar is usable for each month. The title for the month is the only thing that has to be created and changed each month. The dates are marked on the glass with an eraseable marker.

My husband absolutely loves this calendar. It keeps our days and weeks organized.

If you are interested in making this calendar for the New Year please don't hesitate to contact me.

Option 1: Check out my site for the various Designer Series Paper. Choose your DSP, let me know which one you have chosen and for $25 you get to make the calendar (I will supply the frame) and you get to keep the rest of the pack.

Option 2: For $20 choose a one of the designer paper from the Razzleberry Lemonade Series and I will still supply the frame.
The date for this class is Monday, November 30th at 7:30pm to 10:00pm. RSVP by Wednesday, November 18th to ensure that your DSP will be here for that night.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Swapping Cards

On Thursday night, October 29th, I attended my upline's, West Coast Creators, meeting and it was awesome. I learned all about the My Digital Studio and talked about the business. It's always good fun to chat with this group because everyone has so many ideas and the best part is the Swapping of Cards. Everyone has a different style of making cards and I'm always at awe at everyone else's creations.

This is the card that I came up with. I used the ghosting technique. I'm in love with that technique. I'll have to figure out who's birthday is coming up next so I can make another one with this style.

Baptism card

When I went to Toronto in September I had to make sure I made a Baptism card as well as the other cards that I had to make.

Yet again...this was a last minute card.

Anyone have any tips on becoming organized?

September - Baby Cards/Baby Shower

In September, I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend of mine who is/was due in October.

I don't know why I do it to myself but I absolutely wait until the last minute to make a card and this is what I came up with. I really do need to make my cards in advance. If only I could be as organized as my other SU! friends.

I made the banner the morning of the party. Thank goodness the party didn't start until 1 o'clock.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Card

In mid-September, I left to go to Toronto for my niece's wedding. It was a joyous occasion and I felt old because she had chosen myself and my husband, Brian, to be the godparents. Still, it was beautiful and well-organized. A snippet of the video can be seen here. The videographers that she had hired were absolutely amazing. This video was taken and edited the day of the wedding and shown during the reception. They are top notch.

Before I left I had to create a few cards. One of them was the wedding card that I had posted previously and this one of the other cards. I made this card for Brian's son who turned 11 on August 6th. He's definitely one of our superstars.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scrappin' and Gabbin' Night - Friday, October 2, 2009's been a long time since I've seen my friend Jessica and it was so good to see her that night.

I was so proud of myself, I actually got 2 pages done and this is the result. When I took the picture I just realized that I put '09 instead of '08. I'll have to change that tonight.

Jessica completed 2 cards and 2 pages as well. We're more productive when we're together because we bounce ideas off of each other.

This is what you can get done when you join us for Scrappin' and Gabbin'. In addition, you have full use of all of my Stampin' Up! products.

Next Scrappin' and Gabbin' night is Friday, October 30th starting at 7:30.

Feel free to contact me if you want to join in on the fun.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Clearance Rack

Stampin' Up! has launched a new Clearance Rack section of their on-line shopping store. All items are retired or discontinued and most clearance rack products are marked at substantially reduced prices. This is not a short term promotion but rather a regular Stampin' Up! feature. Items will change continuously and sell out quickly so it's always a hot spot to stop when you are ordering on-line. Love it!
  • CLICK HERE and click on the PRODUCTS and then the SHOP NOW button (top).
  • Look for CLEARANCE RACK on the left side bar of the on-line store.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wedding card

I'm frantically making all of the cards that I have to use when I go back to Toronto and I finally got around to creating the wedding card for my niece. I can't believe how old I am since I'm saying that my niece is getting married next week. Next thing you know, she'll be telling me that she's pregnant.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I'm at it again....trying to use up all of my non-Stampin' Up! products. I made a bunch of notepads for a party. I will be putting a magnet at the back so people can put it on their fridge to write notes or for grocery lists.

The top portion is perforated as well for easy tearing. It's hidden by the patterned paper.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Flip Album

These days I'm trying to use up all of my non-Stampin' Up! products because I'm trying to save all of my cardstock and DSP for classes.

I've been meaning to create a flip album for my friend and the time came when I had to do it in 2 days because she came over for a visit.

Here's the album. I did use SU! ink and stamp pad. I freehanded the words Life, Love and Laughter.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baby Girl

I needed to make a card for friends of ours who will be having a girl in December and this is what I came up with. Unfortunately it's not all SU! products but the edging and sentiment are. I love that ribbon. I need to find more excuses to use it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Thank You card

Connor's last day at his previous daycare was on July 3rd and I wanted to make a card and bring over some treats for them because they have been absolutely amazing with Connor. I can tell how much they really adore him. Let's face it, my son is a flirt.

Three Technique Opportunity Nights

Sign up starts NOW for all three of my Technique Opportunity Nights.

October 8th from 7:30 to 9:30pm
November 5th from 7:30 to 9:30pm
December 3rd from 7:30 to 9:30pm

At each of my three technique opportunity nights, you will learn a new technique and/or trick that we will put to use while making 2 or 3 cards.

As an added bonus if you sign up for all three technique opportunity nights, before September 31st, 2009 you will receive a FREE Stampin’ Up! 2009-2010 Catalogue (An $11.95 value)

Each month you must purchase at least $25.00 in Stampin' Up! orders

If you are interested in joining don’t hesitate these three Technique Opportunity Nights are limited to 8 people so RSVP early to avoid disappointment.

For all of my classes and clubs, please bring your own adhesives (SNAIL Adhesives, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Sticky Strips and Tombow) and 12" paper trimmer and sharp scissors!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Final Deal of the Week

This is the last deal of the week. This Heart to Heart Punch (Item #113694) is on sale this week for only $15.99. Regular price is $22.95. That's a whopping 30% discount.

To take advantage of this offer please contact me directly or visit my Stampin' Up! website and click Shop Now!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

From July 20-27th, 2009 (at 8:50am) you can purchase Stampin' Up's! Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (Item Number: 112454 - Page 178) for $26.99 regularly $41.95.

To take advantage of this offer please contact me directly or visit my Stampin' Up! website and click Shop Now!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

This week's Deal of the Week is the Square Fire Rhinestone brads.

From July 13-20th, 2009 (at 8:50am) you can purchase Stampin' Up's! Square Fire Rhinestone Brads (Item Number: 109112 - Page 179) for $10.99 regularly $15.95.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


5-10-25 --- Christmas in August

Create 5 cards in 10 minutes (but you actually make 5 cards each using 5 patterns so that's a total of 25 cards) for $25 dollars worth of Stampin' Up! products.

The following pictures are the cards you will be creating. Imagine creating 25 cards in one night. This will give you a head start with the Christmas Cards. I don't know about you but I always have every intention of starting to make my cards in October and it never happens. I can usually be caught in the beginning of December scrambling to figure out a design and making at least 50 cards or more.

Date: Thursday, August 13th
Time: 7:30 - 10:30
Place: My place

RSVP by July 31st to ensure that I have enough materials for everyone....and ofcourse there will be a door prize ;-)

If you let me know that products you would like (worth $25) by July 31st, I can have it for you when you come to class on August 13th.

Monday, July 6, 2009

This Week's Deal of the Week

This week's deal of the week is the Big Shot Doctor's Bag.

Carry your Big Shot machine, cutting pads, and dies in stunning style. This black-and-white checked doctor’s bag makes storing and transporting your Big Shot machine easy and convenient. It has handles for carrying and a shoulder strap for when your hands are full of other crafting supplies.

For this week only, the Doctor's Bag is being offered for at a special price of $77.99 instead of the regular price of $103.95.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deals of the Week

Every week during the month of July, Stampin' Up! will offer one discounted product as a "Deal of the Week." With no limits and no minimum purchase required!

From July 1-6th, 2009 (at 8:50am) you can purchase Stampin' Up's! Scallop Edge Punch (Item Number: 112091) for $15.99 regularly $22.95

To take advantage of this offer please contact me directly or visit my Stampin' Up! website and click Shop Now!

As an added bonus, if you purchase the Deal of the Week this week, along with other new catty merchandise for a total of $50+, I will give you free shipping on your order! Make sure to email me with your order as my online ordering is unable to handle my own personal discounts.

New Catty Open House - Sunday, July 12th

It's time, it's time for my 2009/2010 Stampin' Up! Catalogue Release Open House gathering!

Where: My Place (I will give you the address when you RSVP)
When: Sunday, July 12th, 2009 from 2:00am to 4:00pm
RSVP: By Friday, July 12th, 2009 to (to ensure that you receive a make 'n take kit)

Come and check out all of the new and exciting things the 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalogue has to offer, watch demonstrations using new Stampin' Up! products, enjoy a snack or two, have the opportunity to win a fabulous door prize, view upcoming class samples, and make your very own 'make-n-take'.

Want to double or your chances of winning the fabulous door prize?

1) Join my Technique Club/Scrappin' and Gabbin' Night or register for one of my upcoming classes and receive an extra 5 door prize tickets
2) Book a workshop during August and receive "Double" Your Hostess Benefit Dollars" and receive 5 extra door prize tickets.
3) Bring a friend who is new to me, and you each receive an extra ticket for the door prize.
4) Place an order from the NEW 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalogue and for every $25.00 you spend receive another door prize ticket.

Remember all orders placed on July 12th of $40.00 or more will receive a FREE CATALOGUE!!!!!!!!!!

And all orders placed on July 12th of $50.00 or more will receive a FREE CATALOGUE and FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Scallop Bag

I made this favour bag quite awhile ago but I just didn't know how I would close it....and a thought came to me last night so here is the final product.

I made a mistake gluing but it worked to my favour. I used the backside of the DSP for the sides of the bag with scallops.

Key Ingredients:
Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes, Short and Sweet
Designer Series Paper: Patterns Designer Series Paper Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink Pad: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Other: Very Vanilla 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Bag with Scallops Bigz XL Die

Thursday, June 18, 2009

3rd and Final Card

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm finally done with the Thank You cards for my friend. This past week has been crazy with trying to organize all of the products from the new Catalogue and my "real" job...but I conquered!!!

I cased this card from my upline Ange. I just love this stamp set, I had to get it for myself.

Next project...playing with my new toys to make a card for the Make 'N Take during my Open House. Yup, you heard it. I will be having an Open House next month to show off the new catty and some of the products. Stay tuned.

Key Ingredients:
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral, Short and Sweet
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue (textured), Whisper White
Ink Pad: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss
Other: Taffeta Mellow Moss ribbon

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

2nd Thank You Card

I've been dying to use the new stamp set from the 2009/2010 Idea Catalogue so I figured I can use the Circle Circus stamp set for my friend's Thank You card. This is what I came up with. Can you tell I love Versamark? I LOVE, LOVE Versamarking. It's the most easiest but effective and subtle technique.

Key Ingredients:
Stamp Set: Circle Circus, Short and Sweet
Card Stock: Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink Pad: Brilliant Blue, Versamark
Other: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Huge Scrapbooking Sale

Are you a novice scrapbooker and you don't want to spend too much money? Are you the type that wants a really good deal on items to make that special card? Well, my friend and I have the perfect solution for you.

Come by on July 18th between 10am and 2pm
20653 Thorne Avenue, Maple Ridge (E-mail me for directions!)

Product Brands:
Stampin’ Up!
Provo Craft
Making Memories
And so many MORE!

Product Type:
Die Cutting Machines
Hand Punches
Dry Embossing Plates
Paper Cutters
Ink Pads
Patterned Paper
Chip Board
Rubber Stamps
Acrylic Stamps
Storage Solutions
Idea books
And so much MORE!

Everything will be priced to sell!!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Thank You

A friend of mine had asked me to make some Thank You cards for her and this one of the three that I had made - cased from Angela, my upline, but tweaked a little bit. I hope she likes it and hopefully she's not reading this right now. I was too excited, I had to post it.

Key Ingredients:
Stamp Set: Sanded, Eastern Blooms (my fave stamp set - can you tell), Say It With Scallops
Card Stock: Glossy White, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie
Ink Pad: Apricot Appeal, Really Rust
Other: Scallop Square Punch

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Scrap and Gab

Check off any of the items if it pertains to you...

1. I started a scrapbook album but I haven't finished it.
2. I just don't have the time to do life gets in the way.
3. I don't have enough tools to create original pages.
4. I need to ask someone if this page looks good.
5. I need time away from home to get my creative juices going.

If you have checked off at least 2 out of 5 of these items then I have the perfect solution for you.

SCRAP 'N GAB nights!!!!!!!

Once a month, I'm offering a night of Scrappin' and Gabbin' to your hearts content all for a measly $5. You get some time away from your family to do your pages and you get to gab with like minded scrappers. Best of all, you can get ideas from each other.

So....for $5 you get to Scrap with us, Gab with us and best of all you get to use all of my tools.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to join in on the fun.