Saturday, April 30, 2016

Have a Cuppa Tea

It is that time of the month again.  Time for another blog hop.  This month we are focussing on the Have a Cupp Suite in the Occasions Catalogue.   This has to be my favrouite suite in the occasions catalogue   I love the bright, happy, springlike colours, the die set is adorable and very versatile, the cutlery set in the die pack is too cute.  

Here is my card for this month.  I went with a gate fold card this time.  And of course its a Mother's Day card (shh don't tell my mom)  

Products used are as follows:

Stamps:  A Nice Cuppa (Occasions Catalogue)

Dies: Cups and Kettle Framelits Dies (Occasions Catalogue)

DSP:  Have a Cupa Designer Series Paper Stack (Occasions Catalogue)

Cardstock:   Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo (Main Catalogue)

Ink:  Melon Mambo (Main Catalogue)

Embellishments:  Have a Cuppa Embellishments and Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon (Occasions Catalogue) 

Now head on over the Melissa's page and leave her some love:  

Saturday, March 26, 2016

We are Going Places

It's time for another blog hop. And this time we really are going places.   Our focus this time around was the Going Places Suite from the Occasions catalogue.

The products I used are as follows:

Stamp Set:   Going Global (occasions catalogue)

Paper:  Going Places DSP (Occasions Catalogue),  Basic Black, Sahara Sand Card Stock, Gold Gimmer Paper (Main Catalogue)

Ink:   Black Staz On

Embossing Folder:  World Traveller Textured Empressions Folder (Occasions Catalogue)

Punches:  Confetti Stars Border, 1" Circle (Main Catalogue)

Be sure to drop and leave Melissa some love:

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world.  

Saturday, March 19, 2016

March Blog Hop

Its hard to believe another month has gone by and we are gearing up for another blog hop next Saturday, March March 26.   

With this blog hop we hop to give you ideas of how versatile Stamping' Up! products can be.  Each month we will be focussing on particular stamp set and each of us will create a project with that stamp set infused with our unique style and tastes.  I am sure you will love what we have coming up this month!!!

This month we will be using the Going Places Suite in our Occasions Catalogue.

Be sure to stop and say hi to my fellow Blog Hop participants and team members.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Blog Hop: Honeycomb Happiness

Its time for another blog hop.   This month we were using the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue as well as the Honeycomb Embellishments in the latest Occasions Catalogue.   

I had to use the chick in the stamp set.  How cute is he???   I decided to call him Percy when I was colouring him.   So much fun to work with.  It is getting me excited for spring.  It is the end of February here.  We had an ice storm Wednesday followed by a day of snow and blowing snow on Thursday.   February is coming to an end  and Easter is just around the corner. I am sure you will find warm weather inspiration while visiting each or our blogs.  

I used the following products for my fine little fellow, Percy.

Stamp Sets:   Honey Comb Happiness (Sale-A-Bration.  FREE!!! with any order $60 or more before taxes)

Classic Stampin' Pads:  Soft Sky, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry

Stampin' Write Markers:  Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Blushing Bride

Embellishments:  HoneyComb Embellishments, Bow Paper Clips,  and Pool Party 3/4" Glitter Ribbon (Occasions Catalogue)

Card Stock:    Whisper White, Pool Party and Watercolor Paper

Designer Series Paper:  Birthday Bouquet DSP (Occasions Catalogue)  Staz

Misc: Staz On Ink, Blender Pen (Main Catalogue)  Wink of Stella and Sunburst Die (Both found in the Occasions Catalogue)

Don't forget to drop by Melissa's blog and leave some love for her amazing project!!!  You can find Melissa over at Lovely Stamping

Thank you for stopping by!!   Comments are always welcome.  Enjoy the weekend!!!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Another Blog Hop is Coming!!

It is hard to believe an other month has gone by and we are getting ready for another Blog Hop Challenge.   We are getting towards of the end of another cold winter weather here in Ontario.  We had a little tease this past weekend with above normal temperatures and sunshine.  I am getting excited to get into my gardens and play in the dirt.  

This is sitting on my workspace and I need to get busy to create something.  We have the Honeycomb Happiness stamps set from our Sale-A-Bration catalogue (free with an order of $60 or more before taxes and shipping), Honeycomb Embellishments found in our latest Occasions Catalogue and I have decided to include the Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon (I can't say no to glitter)     So many ideas and inspiration floating around in my head, so little time.    Come back this Saturday and see what I have created.    

Also, do not forget to visit my other team members participating in this blog hop.  These are some pretty amazing ladies

Thank you for dropping by and visiting my little corner of the Blogging world.   Comments are always welcome.  Enjoy the day and get your creative on!!!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Love Blossoms Blog Hop

Happy Saturday!!  I am so excited to be part of this blog hop reveal with some of my fellow demonstrators.  We got to see each of the creations before we posted.  Each and every card is unique and I have been inspired for the upcoming months.  And you will be inspired too.   

For this month we used items from the Love Blossoms suite in the new Occasions Catalogue.  You can buy the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die and the Bloomin' Love Stamp set as a bundle and save 15%. And I couldn't resist the new Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Gorgeous!!

Below is my card.   I used the Bloomin' Heart thinlits die cut as a stencil and sponged ink over the die to give a nice shadow effect.  

The supplies used are as follows:

Card stock:   Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride (found in the Occasions Catalogue as part of the Love Blossoms Card stock Pack and in the Main Catalogue)

Pattered Paper:  Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (Occasions Catalogue)

Ink:  Rose Red (Main Catalogue), and Basic Black Archival Stampin Pad  (Occasions Catalogue)

Dies:  Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits Die  and Large Numbers Framelits Die (Occasions Catalogue)

Stamp Set:  Bloomin' Love (Occasions Catalogue)

Embellishments:  Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit (Occasions Catalogue)

And its Sale A Bration here at Stampin' Up!!  Which means for every $60 you spend on Stampin' Up! products you can pick an item from the Sale A Bration catalogue for free!!!   And there are just a few items you will want to add to your stash.

Thanks for stopping by, comments are always welcome.   And don't forgot to visit  Melissa at Lovely Stamping  for more Stampin' inspiration on the blog hop.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Blog Hop Announcement

I have an exciting announcement for this blog.    I find I fall in love with certain stamp sets, but only use them once or twice because I found myself stumped on how else to use it.   How about you?   Its time to start dusting off those stamp sets and get creating.  Starting this month, a group of my fellow demonstrators and I will be challenging ourselves to use the same exact same products to create totally different projects.  These projects will be posted to our personal blogs on the last Saturday of every month and at the end of each of our posts you will find a link to the next person's blog.  You can then hop to each project with ease.

For this month's challenge and blog hop, we will be using products from the Love Blossoms Suite in the 2016 catalogue.

Want to meet my fellow demonstrators that are participating?  You can check out their blogs now:

We can't wait for you to see all of our amazing projects.  See you next Saturday!!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Yet Another Adventure in Bathroom Renovations.

It has been a long time since I posted.  Time to resurrect this blog.   This post is not going to be crafty at all.  But I have plans underway and am working  on a project with some other fellow bloggers, details will be coming in a few weeks.   

This post is another bathroom renovation project that was forced upon us.  LOL  Dave and I were planning a kitchen renovation, our kitchen is very very sad.  We met with Jacklyn and Shannon over at Timber Barn in St. Jacob's.  I had been researching various kitchen renovation experts and stumbled upon their showroom in St. Jacob's as they were moving in, and fell in love with what I saw.  We had the plans drawn up for the kitchen and were deciding on a timeline last summer.  Then our master bathroom decided to have a meltdown.   I was in the laundry room, which is directly under the master bath, when Dave came in to talk to me.  As I was looking up at him during the conversation I noticed a rather large, very wet spot on the ceiling from the shower.  The bathroom renovation that we had been putting off since we moved into this house in 2002 was now screaming that it needed to be done immediately.  So we contacted Shannon and told her about our change of plans, Plans were drawn up, cupboards, tile etc. were picked out and we moved into the kids bathroom.  

Here are the before pictures.  I have found that the builder never utilized the space to maximize the potential of the bathroom.    Yes, that is a jacuzzi, that we hardly ever used and took up so much space.  And besides we now have a hot tub.  So yes, it had to go.  

The shower was cramped, small, dark and dingy.   There was never a place to store our shampoo and conditioner bottles etc.  The wall that was shared with the closet had a huge bow in it.  Not sure how you can build a shower/wall and notice a bend in the studs that severe.  Quality workmanship at its finest.  LOL  And we always had a problem with water damage to the section of wall under the door. The shower  was the source of the water damaged ceiling in the laundry room.

Dave from Meyer Flooring did most of the renovation work.  Demolition day came and when they ripped up the shower there was so much water damage the floor boards were rotting.   It was a good thing we did this renovation now.   Bit by bit we saw the new bathroom come together.

And now we have a fully operational bathroom!!!  We had toyed with the idea of moving the wall between the bathroom and our walk in closet to give more room in the bathroom.  But we had to keep costs down, because I still want that new kitchen.  LOL   We kept the room the same size and made the best use possible of the space at hand.   We ended up with a much larger shower with a niche in the half wall to store our shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.   The shower is glassed in and tiled in marble subway tile which gives it a very light and roomy feel to it.  We now have a standard stand alone tub that takes up much less space than the old jacuzzi yet is still roomy for those night time baths.

We also took out the California shutters which opened up the space even more.  We added a frosted film to the bottom two thirds of the window to give us privacy yet still allows light to come through and we can still see outside.

This is the new vanity, the mirror was not hung up yet when I took this picture.  We have a quartz counter-top and drawers instead of cupboards.  I find that the drawers store a lot and everything is easier to keep neat and organized and easily accessible.  

We changed the placement of the toilet which allowed us to add this storage tower.  We now can store towels, extra rolls of toilet paper etc out of sight.

I love my new marble basket-weave floor.  So gorgeous.

We decided to add herringbone tile to the shower floor and niche. 

Overall we are very pleased with the finished project.  The workmanship and eye for detail from Dave at Meyer Flooring and Timber Barn was exceptional.  Now we save up and get ready for the kitchen.  Hopefully late spring/summer 2016.  Keeping fingers crossed.  And I broke a drawer tonight too.  LOL

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