Saturday, December 31, 2011

sneak peak Bordering on Romance

This card is done on watercolor paper and then I used aqua painters.. The brad in the bow is from the Jelly Bean Brads Sweet Shop (125587) found in the Occasional mini as is the stamp set Bordering on Romance (125480). The saying is from Petite Pairs (122495) found in the main catalog.

Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Baby book

Here is a little squash book I made for my daughter in law for her stocking... Hadn't done one for years. Not all is Stampin"UP! but the cover is the NEW Twitterpated Designer Fabric (125412) found in the Occasional Mini. This mini starts on January 4th.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

sneak peak Love and Laughter

Hi my friend Michelle emailed me this sample. How fitting it really is as today is our 26th anniversary.

This is a upcoming wedding set in the Occasional mini starting Jan 4th.. Love and Laughter (125477) she has used Baja Breeze and Black paper, . added a few Basic Rhinestones (119246). The fancy curves are done with Embossing folders Adorning Accents (125601) a set of three found in the up coming mini.

Thanks for the sample and for letting me post it on my blog... see you soon ( were going to Texas together for leadership) won't be long now...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas dinner

This was the table set for dinner on Christmas day. We were nine at the table plus one little baby... Lots of food, good people and fun was had..

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your families. Let's not forget the reason for the season. Which is the birth of our savor.. Happy Birthday Jesus

Saturday, December 24, 2011

sneak peak on Christmas Eve

I hope to get to church tonight as I am sure many of you will do. This is always such a special evening and I am wishing you all happiness today and always as we celebrate the birth of Jesus...
These lovely hearts are from the set Take it to Heart (125520) found in the Occasional mini...It has been embosses in white and then black the heart was cut out with another new product Framelits Dies Hearts Collection (125599) these are fun and easy to use.
For those who are traveling be safe... Merry Christmas....

Thursday, December 22, 2011

sneak peak

This card is done with the Large Sizzlits Die Paper Doily (125592) it will be available Jan 4th as that is when the Occasional mini begins.The flower is also from the mini and is called Bordering on Romance (125480) I have embossed it in White and then used the aqua painters to color it in... Looks very elegant in person.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

sneak peak

This card uses the 3/8 pleated Ribbon (125570) found in the upcoming mini and the new Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper that you can get free in the Sale a bration booklet. Host a party to earn free product or give me a call for each $60 you spend you can get free product.. This campaign runs January 24- March 31, 2012. A fantastic time to host a party...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Huggie wipes dressed up

Not real fancy but I dresses up these baby wipes for Tabby's stocking. I have used several punches Lace Ribbon (122362) 5 Petal Flower (119880) and the NEW Blossom (125603) found in the Occasional mini. Hope she likes it for her diaper bag...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Good morning today was post day for me. I got my new box of toys from the up coming Occasional mini and the sale a bration mini as well. Did get into my craft room and have started to make some samples yea.. With clearance rack blitz starting I have just been to darn busy to post. Placed a order late last night thank you to those who contacted me. Now I really do intend to get a grip and post regularly again with samples. Need to come up with some swaps for Leadership next month as well so to the drawing board as they say.
Hope every one is having a wonderful Christmas season. We got a little snow last night not completely white yet though...but there are a few flakes coming down right now. MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 15, 2011

sneak peak

I haven't had time to play with my goodies yet but my friend Michelle made this card. it is done with a set called Bordering on Romance (125480) that will be found in the up coming Occasional Mini. It also uses a product called Edgelits Dies (125595). Thanks Michelle for the sample.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Last big banquet

We held our last big banquet of this season boy am I glad of a rest. The decorations were fantastic the food of course superb!!!!
I hope to get my order of new product tomorrow so hopefully I will have some new samples soon and you will get some sneak peeks from the occasional mini as well as the up coming sale a bation mini. If you would like to book a party during sale a bration or any time just contact me and we can set up a date that suits you.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Every year I make calenders for my children and I finally finished last night just in time for Christmas. It's lots of work but I do enjoy seeing the family all year long. It's wonderful to see the changes in the grandchildren every year and these pages can be put into a album when the year is over. I use almost all stampin'up products on these...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Tree is up

I got the tree up today, it looks pretty good. I am cooking Christmas dinner this year hope the weather is good that weekend right now we have very little snow. I do have some baking to do haven't wrapped any gifts yet and do have a parcel to mail to the oldest son and his family. I also do calenders for each of the kids and haven't finished them yet either lots of things to do. Stampin'UP! used to sell the 81/2 by 11 calenders now I have to make my own. The bind it all comes in handy for that. Hope most of you are more organized than me this year. Usually I am on top of things but got behind this year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas fun

I work part time in catering, we had a banquet the other night. The center piece for the table was a very pretty cake. with lots of chocolate... the dessert plates were tied up with a bow. One of the highlights was a snack table. Lots of treats here and set up very nice too. I am sure everyone enjoyed the evening.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Lineup

I have liked this set from the time I first saw it... it does take a bit of coloring but our markers make that easy.. Holiday Lineup (111648) is found in the main catalogue on page 38.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Hello well here we are into the countdown for Christmas.. I did finish the stocking I have been working on. With many finger pricks, and straining to to thread the needles its done. Now all the grandchildren have homemade stockings. Hope Alexis enjoys hers as the years go by.
Was in the city shopping a few days ago and I could of bought a stocking for a lot less and saved my fingers. BUT it just wouldn't be the same as one of these with all the sequins...made by grandma

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Petite Pennants Builder Punch

Hi heer is a simple card that uses the Petite Pennants Builder Punch (122361), and the Scallop Edge Border punch (119882).

It hardly seems possible that it will be December tomorrow the time has just flown by. I will soon be working on my swaps for Leadership I have actually started.. but need more.

Have a safe and happy Holiday season everyone..

Monday, November 28, 2011

candy bags

Made these up for craft sales using our Cellophane bags (124134) also found in the Holiday mini.
Hope every one is getting in gear for all the holiday rush. Here with
little to no snow it is kind of hard to do maybe once the calender changes to December. I made stocking for my children and grandchildren so with the arrival of Alexis that is what I have been doing the last few days so she will have one hanging as well. Will post when it is done.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Festive and Fun

This card is nice and bright it uses Festive and Fun from the Holiday mini (123742). You only have till the end of December to order from this Mini so if there was something you still want or need please contact me. December 5th will guarantee before Christmas delivery..

Punches are what made this card what it is... and it is easy to do..

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends and family.. Don't eat to much Turkey....
We really do have many things to be thankful for and say a prayer for those serving over seas today...who can't be with there families.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Baby card

Here is a change from Christmas a baby card done with the Scallop Circle Bigz Die (113468), Perfect polka dots folder (117335) and several punches.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Pines and Poinsettias

Love the simplicity of this card, done in very vanilla paper. I used seam binding (120999) in vanilla. the pine cones from the set Pines and Poinsettias (123762) were colored in with markers.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stamp a Stack of Christmasw cards

Here are a few ladies making cards at my Christmas stamp a stack classes. I held four this year and am all stamped out... The ladies said they all had a great time and liked the cards they did.. I will be doing a all occasion class late Jan or Feb. Let me know if your interested.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Jelly Bean packets

Tomorrow is probably my last craft sale of the season so made up a few more bags of candy. These jelly beans are in the cellophane bags that are in the holiday mini (124134). I used the Delightful Decorations set (116517) and the ornament punch ((119847) to make the toppers.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beautiful Season

I loved this set Beautiful Season (122680) when I first got the new Idea book and catalog back in July. This is done with very vannilla and gold embossing. Very simple yet elegant... It also uses satin ribbon (117291) and the Stripes (123128) embossing folder.

0 ebossing folder

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Petite Pennants Builder Punch

One more of my stamp a stack Christmas cards. The tree is made with the Petite pennants Builder Punch (122361) you can use either three or four punched out pieces to make the tree. I also used the Petals a Plenty embossing folder (116824) these are both found in the main catalog.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest we forget Nov 11

Today is Remembrance day both in Canada and the USA. Our Canadian Flag flies in the back yard and in the front yard the US Flag. I attended many a service as my father was a vet and my son and daughter both were cadets for years.

Yesterday was quite nice and you can see we have no snow yet, but my husband brought out the snowmen and started to do the house for the holidays. So much easier when it's not so cold..

Have a great day and remember our soldier here and a far, with out them we would not be us!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Joy at Christmas

Another of the cards for my stamp a stack classes.. I have held two classes and two more to go.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Welcome Christmas

Welcome Christmas (118736) found on page 5 of the main catalog. I have used Navy and white as well a wee bit of brushed gold paper. The embossing is done in Pewter (124114) found in the holiday mini, also used the Houndstooth folder (123134) and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch (119275).
This is one card that the ladies doing stamp stack are making.

Monday, November 7, 2011

craft shows

For the last two days I have been st craft sales. Here I am setting up. I must say that the two days were very good for sales. I usually attend these and actually count it as my advertising dollars, and I actually made money...thanks to the many who visited my table.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Stiched Stockiings

These little boxes have hand sanitizer in side. I used the set Stitched Stockings (123784) found in the Holiday mini as well as the Stocking Builder Punch (124095). Make a great stocking stuffer.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Craft sale items

More dressed up chocolate bars.. These have been a good seller for craft shows.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Craft sale items

Here are a couple of snowmen guarding their chocolate... This is a retired stamp one I couldn't part with.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Haunting

This isn't a card but made from a 4?4 piece of wood. My mother gave this to me in 2001 one of the last things she gave me. So it has a special place to sit during October. Happy and Safe Halloween everyone.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tags till Christmas and Word Play

I have started doing my Stamp a Stacks for Christmas cards. This is one of the cards. Using Tags Till Christmas (120847) and Word Play (120308) both are foud in the main Catalog. Sure hope the ladies like my choices...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wicked Cool

Got home yesterday from my Trip to Branson will talk about it more maybe tomorrow. Maybe even have some pictures.

This card is for one of my granddaughters hope she likes it I am sure the treat money will be more appreciated. It use Wicked Cool (120600) found in the main catalog.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Altered Journal

Here is a journal and pen I have done for upcoming craft show. The red paper actually has small polka dots.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wicked Cool

My oldest grandson is getting this card for Halloween with a little cash. Sure wished my family lived in the same place we do.. But then some body has to keep the post office in business.. right

Friday, October 21, 2011

Card Keeper

This is the card keeper found on page 35 of the holiday mini. I did dress it up a bit used the big shot to make the flowers. I will probably store Christmas cards in this box when it is off season.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another pretty swap

I am on my way to Brandson right now with a great friend of mine. We are doing a bus tour. I do have my posting all ready so there will no interruptions. Sure hoping to see some great shows.

Here is another swap I received looks so nice. There is a small pearl in the word inspire.There are several layers and lots of sponging a great job thanks for swappiing Amy

Monday, October 17, 2011

Morning Cup

Cute card I received this swap from Kristi Lee at Regionals. It looks even nicer in person. She has made fabric stickers. Using Timless Portrait Designer Fabric. Thanks for swapping.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Great food

Korina had a workshop at my home a few days ago and look what her guests got treated too. Wow she made some awesome treats. We all had a great time. The guests all made a stockings using the big shot and had a fun time.
If you would like to host a workshop let me know there is still time before the holidays...

I also have a few spots left for Stamp a Stack of Christmas cards let me know if you are interested.