Sunday, November 18, 2012

Awesome Online Sale Starting Tomorrow.

I am so excited to share with you that starting tomorrow and right through to Wednesday, Novemeber 28 will be an amazing Online Extravaganza going on.    A select number of items will be 20-50% off, we have tools, accessories, paper, and of course stamp sets.  You view the PDF with the list of items and their sale prices at the link below:

Extravaganza PDF

And to make the sale even more amazing on November 19 and November 28 they will three additional products available for 20% off.  Tomorrow's items are listed below.

 Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

You can place an order by contacting me via email:, or directly through my website: 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the blogging world.  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Its Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas is coming!!  And I love Christmas.  Here are some projects I have been working on and the cards are examples of what I will be sending out to those on my Christmas list.  

This adorable little purse was made with our Petite Purse Bigz L die,Snow Flurry Bigz Die,  Candleight Christmas Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Mixed Medley Stamp Set, and some discontinued cherry cobbler ribbon I had kicking around.

I love our glimmer paper,  GORGEOUS!!

A sweet but simple candy cane holder made using our Petite Pocket BigzXL die, lucky limeade cardstock, Candlellight Christmas Specialty DSP, Joyous Celebrations stamp set, Scentsational Season Stamp Set, Linen Thread, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.  Perfect little pockets at each person's Christmas Dinner plate.

I love the simple elegance of this card.  I inked up our Silver Glimmer Paper with our Stampin' Ink, and daubers.  It is easiest to put a few drops of ink refill in the lid of your Stampin' Pad to dip the daubers in, the new stamp pads are excellent for rich deep color, but you end up with glitter all over your pad.  I have found that the possibilities are endless with our Glimmer Paper.   Product used is Whisper White cardstock , Silver Glimmer Paper, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Snowflake Soiree Stamp Set , 1/8" mini brad, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin Ink Refill, Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, and Sponge Daubers

This second card was made at the CraftDBear Chrismtas retreat that I have mentioned in a couple of earlier posts.  Card base was again Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler cardstock embossed with Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Festival of Prints DSP Paper Stack, Greetings of the Season Stamp Set, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, and VersaMark.

Here is the second card in the series of cards made with Denise and Natasha at CraftdBear Christmas Retreat. Lucky Limeade Cardstock was embossed instead, and the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set was used as well.

The final card in my post today was taught to me by  fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Tammie.  The wreath is made with Gumball Green, and Wild Wasabi cardstock punched out with the smallest flower from the Boho Blossoms punch.  Cardstock was Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Primrose Petals. Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and Greetings of the Season Stamp Set.

If you are interested in learning to make one or more of these cards either with friends and family in a class, or privately with me, contact me today via comments below or email me at  I would love to hear from you.

And Stampin' Up! now has its own app for iPhone and iPads.  It is the Simply Sent App which can be found for free in your iTunes stores. The app allows you to make e-cards, either from a selected template, or create your own and send it to Facebook or email.  I tried it out today and I LOVE it!!  Allowed me to download a picture to the card from my phone.  I see some quick and easy birthday cards for friends and family in my future.  LOL  And don't worry if you don't have an iPhone or iPad, Stampin' Up! will be releasing the app for Android Phones soon.  Watch this blog for updates.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world.  Enjoy!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Elm Hurst Pillow Gifts Denise and Natasha Style

As I mentioned in my previous post, a few weeks ago I attended Denise and Natahsa's Christmas Retreat at the Elm Hurst Inn.  And for the each of the two nights we stayed there, they had a pillow gift for each of their gifts.  Except Friday night they forgot to give the pillow gifts to the Inn staff, so instead the gifts were waiting at the guests spots the next morning.  Denise was a busy busy lady that night.  

These two projects I did not make, the credit is all Denise and Natasha's.  But they are such cute ideas to share for little gifts for teachers, hairdresser, babysitter etc.  

This first gift was the sweetest box and bow made from cardstock and Be of Good Cheer designer series Paper (#126896).  So cute.  

And the box opens up to reveal a cute little surprise inside.

In side was a cute little ornament made with the Be of Good Cheer DSP cut using our Holiday Framelits Die (#127816), some ribbon and glitter glass for added sparkle.  How sweet is that.

And the box would be perfect for other small gifts/stuffing stockers such as jewellery (hint hint Dave.  LOL)

And the second pillow gift of the weekend was bar of scented soap wrapped in a belly band of cardstock and our Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP (#126901) and embossed die cut flowers, embellished with Pearls.

In the next couple of days I hope to post a couple of projects that I have been working on.  Until then.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas is coming!!!

Happy November already.  Its hard to believe how fast the months are flying by.  The Christmas season is fast approaching. And its my favourite time of year.  The days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping and inside the house all is warm and cozy with lights and decorations.  

A few weeks ago I helped out Denise and Natasha at their CraftDBear Christmas Retreat at the Elm Hurst Inn in Ingersoll.  It was a weekend heavy on laughter and Christmas crafts and very light on sleep.  LOL  One of the classes was this gorgeous wreath that Denise help us make.  It is hard to see in the picture, but it is gorgeous.  My wreath is  made with the now discontinued Candy Cane Fabric, which is now available through our clearance rack at just $1.19 per pack.  This wreath used about 1 1/2 packages.  Other ladies used Deck the Halls, also discontinued from the catalogue but available on the clearance rack.   It was super easy to make.  Basically it is strips of fabric ribbed from the fat quarter, and tied onto a wire wreath frame with ribbons to give some added depth.   So easy, but the end result is stunning.

A close up of the wreath to see the fabric and ribbons in closer detail.  

Stampin' Up! is also allowing our customers a sneak peak at our Stampin' Success magazine normally available only to consultants. You check it out HERE And if you join Stampin' Up! as an independent Consultant this month, you will receive a free collection of ink pads from any one of our Brights, Subtles, and Regals collection.  That's FREE product worth $64.95. What an amazing opportunity!!!

Not interested in the Stampin' Up! consultant opportunity, you can still earn a set of ink pads for free by hosting a Qualifying Workshop of $575 or more,  And along with the free set of Ink Pads, you also get $90 in hostess dollars and purchase any item in our main and holiday catalogues for 50%.  That is over $150.00 of FREE product. Contact me today!!

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions I am only a click away.  Either via the comment link below or email me at  

And I leave this post with a picture of a visitor we had in our backyard this morning.  We have had quite a number of squirrels busy in our yard getting ready for winter, and this falcon landed just as two were playing on the roof in front of him.  And yes, the squirrels made a clean get away.  Didn't see one squirrel for a good 1/2 hour after the falcon left.