Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I've moved!!!

Come and find me at my new (and almost complete) blog!

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fee Family Fotos

For the last couple of years I have given my mom and mother-in-law small scrapbooks for Christmas.  This year they are receiving DVD Tin photo albums instead as I am quickly running out of time to put together scrapbooks, and I want to do some scrappin' of my own!!!

The only thing I need to do at this point is print the photos that will go inside.  That's on today's list of things to do... along with some more stamping!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 8, 2008

The most adorable Santa box

I had a bunch of kids over on Saturday morning for some stamping (although it was more punching than stamping) and we made some cute projects together.

I think the cutest was this Santa box.  Another demo had given me a sample for this box, and I had to make it.  They are super easy, and great for kids as they involve a lot of punches, and I don't know a child out there that doesn't love the Stampin' Up! punches.  

Before we added the cord to these, we put a couple of Hershey Kisses inside - just for a small treat.  Yummy!

Happy stamping!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cookie Time!

Finally... a picture of my cookie jar.  It's not even remotely close to being full.  In fact, it's looking rather empty - even though there are probably 4 dozen cookies in it!

The jar itself came from Wal-Mart.  It was less than $20 (before tax) and it is enormous.  I've added one of the Decor Elements to the front - Christmas Countdown.  I used the small version ($23.95) and it fit perfectly on my jar.  The numbers were rubbed onto some Whisper White cardstock, and matted with Real Red cardstock.  

After I added my Decor Element, I stamped snowflakes all over the jar using white Staz-On ink.  You can only see the small ones (and a hint of a big one on the right side) but there are large and small snowflakes around the entire jar.  Which snowflakes you ask?  The ones from the Country Living Holiday Stampin' kit.  They are very traditional snowflakes, which are my favourite kind.  I'm not big on the more modern versions.

Tomorrow's Mom and Me stamping.  I'll post pics for all to see!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Not Christmas, but cute just the same

Sorry, no Christmas photos today.  I made cookies, and was going to take a picture of my cookie jar but... we ate a lot of cookies and the jar looks pretty pathetic when it's almost empty!

So, for this evening I'm going to give you card samples from a retired Simply Sent kit.  I've made the cards up, and will give them to a relative for Christmas.  The main card is created using Kraft paper, while the background cardstock is Real Red, Old Olive, and More Mustard.  The inks are the same.

The stamp set was exclusive to the kit.  I still have the set and am willing to sell it - please e-mail me if you're interested!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Playin' with Heat & Stick Powder

Stamp club last month involved a lot of Heat and Stick powder, and a lot of glitter!!!  One of the projects that we completed was a gift card holder, complete with glittered snowflakes.

The gift card holder was made using Chocolate Chip cardstock as a base.  The dimensions of the paper are 7" x 4 1/4".  It was scored at 1 1/2" and 4 1/2".  I have added a piece of Ski Slope Designer Series Paper to the front flap.  The bottom flap was stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink using the small snowflake from the Country Living Holiday Stampin' Kit.  I sprinkled Heat and Stick powder over the snowflakes, and heated the cardstock (but just until the powder melted).  I then dipped the paper into my box o' Dazzling Diamonds, shook off the excess, and heated the cardstock again to set the glue.  I gave the glue a couple of moments to fully set and cool, and then took a Swiffer cloth to the card to remove the excess glitter (because there was a lot!)

The brads secured the small flap to the card, and I tied a piece of Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon around the flap to secure it.  It's tight enough to secure the card, but loose enough that you can slip it on and off.  Once the ribbon was tied, I added a Little Felt Flurry to the front, securing it with a Dollarama rhinestone brad.

We finished the evening covered with glitter, which is perfect for the holiday season!  Tomorrow is cookie making day.  I'm hoping that I can photograph my ginormous stamped cookie jar, complete with cookies!  

Happy stamping!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Christmas card - I made a bunch of these.

Today has been awfully busy.  We're supposed to be getting some snow tonight, so I wanted to have all of my outside garland hanging on the railings before the snow started to fall.  But first... I had to take all of the lights off of the garland, and replace them with LEDs.  6 strands of lights.  It took awhile, but it's done. 

We also went tree shopping this morning.  My husband loves his real tree smell, so we found a really nice one this morning.  It's in the tree stand, soaking up water, loosening its branches, and leaning rather awkwardly.  We're going to be straightening it before bed.  A couple of years ago it fell over (thankfully before everything was on!) and I'd rather avoid a repeat of that!

I've spent the evening on my blog.  Not this one, the other one.  I'm in the process of upgrading my blog to improve functionality, but you won't see the final product for a bit.  Stay tuned...  

Tonight I give you a photo of our 2008 Christmas cards.  This is not my original design, but I can't give credit to the person who designed the card.  It was received in a card swap in Burlington, and didn't have any identifying information on it.  If you know who the designer is, please tell me so that I can give them credit!!

Until tomorrow... happy stamping! 

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My first Christmas card!!

I took a pile of pictures yesterday, and will try and post them in the next day or two.  My house is looking rather pathetic right now as it's half decorated, and a total mess.  We're going to get our tree tomorrow morning, so it will get worse before it gets better as there will be needles in a path between the front door and the living room.  

So, rather than decorate, I'm blogging!  This card came from one of my stamp club members - Trina Ament.  She stamped the snowflakes and the sentiment on acetate, and then added a very cute stamped bird on the front.  The sentiment is stamped on the paper inside the card, and you can't see any adhesive.  I LOVE it!!!

My Christmas cards are finished (well, except for the fact that I still have to write all of them!), and I will post a pic of this year's card this week.  I'm also going to post pics of some of the handmade cards that I receive this holiday season.  I love it when I receive handmade cards, and want to show them off!!!

Happy Decorating!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Christmas card from 2007...

I'm currently going through iPhoto, looking for my 150 photos that I want to upload to Kodak before the end of the week (150 photos for $15!), when I found this picture.  The card was made last year, for my son's kindergarten teacher.  

It's big!  A full sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, folded in half.  You can see the brads in the top - there are additional sheets of white cardstock on the inside, so that each child in the class could print their name.  The card has also been scored just below the brads - can't have the kids destroying the card before it gets to the teacher!

The stamps are from It's Snow Time, a retired set but not one that I will easily part with.  The sentiment came from Hugs and Wishes (current).  The base of the card is Brilliant Blue, and the snow was created using Bashful Blue.  

I'm in the process of trying to put up some Christmas decor in my house, as well as finish my Christmas cards.  I'll post some fun pics of current projects once I take them, and they actually come out well!!!  I've got pictures in my iPhoto, but they are either too washed out, or too dark.  I can hardly wait to get my hands on my new digital camera on Christmas morning!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

One more Stamp-A-Stack post...

One last post on our Stamp-A-Stack last Saturday afternoon.  If you would like to see pictures of the three remaining cards, please click here to go to Corrie Birnbaum's blog.  She has posted the cards that she designed for the Stack.  Enjoy!

Here are a couple of pictures of some of our happy participants.  Thanks again to all who came out!!!  

Our first stack next year will be on May 2nd - mark it on your calendar.

I'm off to my son's SpongeBob themed pool birthday party.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Super Cute Snowmen!

As much as I love making cards, I also love looking at and putting together other stamping projects that aren't cards.  These two projects are super cute, and easy to put together.

The first snowman is actually from the retired set It's Snow Time.  It's one of the sets that I cannot bear to part with because I really do love it.  I received this candy holder at our Regional Meeting last September.  It's super easy to make, and can hold just about any small candies.  I would love to be able to give credit to the person that made it but... I can't.  Why?  I can't find this little guy in my house right now.  I have a strong suspicion that Michelle took off with it and it's hiding somewhere.  If I find it, I'll add the creator's name to my blog.

I love the Tic-Tac cover in this project.  The snowman featured here is from Wishing You Cheer, a very cute and inexpensive Christmas set.  This sample came from Laura Robinson, at our last Mega-Meeting in September.  It's too cute!!!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Clamming around at the Stack

For those of you that have been following my posts over the last couple of days, you'll know that this is the third Stamp-A-Stack card that I'm posting.  I'm going to post a couple of photos of it to ensure that you see how it was constructed.  Full credit for this card goes to Jennifer Tinline - I love this card!!

The main background is Real Red.  This caused me quite a bit of consternation in the days leading up to the Stamp-a-Stack as the paper was on backorder, and I wasn't sure if it was going to arrive in time!!  In the end, I did have the paper and was infinitely grateful that it showed up!  I used Baja Breeze for the inside, as well as some Baja Breeze Prints Designer Series Paper for the front panel.  Mr. Christmas Clam was stamped in Basic Black, on some wonderful Shimmery White paper.  He's layered on Real Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock.  A piece of Real Red grosgrain ribbon adds a nice touch.  He was coloured using markers and blender pens.

Until tomorrow... happy stamping!  

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More Stamping & Stacking

Bonjour again!

Welcome to the second of the of the cards that we made at our Christmas stamp-a-stack.  This one is super easy!!! 

All of the stamps on this card come from the Snow Swirled set.  I have used Old Olive as the main card base, and then added layers of Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White.  The largest snowflake is stamped using Elegant Eggplant ink, while the second largest snowflake and the sentiment were stamped in Night of Navy.  The smallest snowflake was stamped in Old Olive.  

It's difficult to see, but there are some Dazzling Diamonds in the centres of the snowflakes.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Hi all!  Wow - it's been 10 days since I've posted anything.  Having a stamp-a-stack and getting a nasty cold will do that to you.  I'm feeling pretty under the weather this afternoon, but this doesn't require a lot of movement on my part, and Michelle is currently engrossed in Cinderella.

These cards are one of the designs that we had at our Stamp-A-Stack.  It's a little more complicated that some of the other cards that were there, but everyone seemed to like the cards.  The stamps used are both current hostess sets - Best Yet and Deer Friends.  I've also used some Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper, and some Riding Hood Red & Baja Breeze cardstock and ribbon.

The card is designed and punched in such a way that when you open up the card, you can still see the deer/tree as they are adhered to the inside of the card.  

Stay tuned for tomorrow when you'll get to see another one of our stack cards.  And you really will because I'm about to write tomorrow's post!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

More Scrappy Pages

Yesterday I promised you the second set of scrappy pages from this week's upcoming club nights.  Once again, I'm having Blogger loading issues (somewhere around Christmas I'll switch my blog and hopefully some of this is taken care of!!!), so I have the separate page photos instead of a layout that shows both side by side.  

The second set of pages from this week's Scrapbook club look like this:

These pages were created using the Summer Home Simply Scrappin' Kit, and I've added my crazy letter.  I'm about two thirds of the way through the A-Z book, and I'm really hoping that this club helps me with my own pages!!!  They've been a bit neglected of late.

Happy Scrappin!  I'm off to chop paper for next weekend's Stamp-A-Stack!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Scrapbook club - it's finally here!

Today's entry in my crazy stamping blog has very little to do with stamping - it's all about scrapbooking!  My scrapbooking clubs meet this coming week for the first time, and today I'm sharing one of the layouts that we'll be putting together. 

 I'd love to show you a picture of the pages side by side, but Blogger is being very picky this morning and it won't upload the photo!  Picture these two beside each other and you'll get the idea.

Each participant will be using a Simply Scrappin' kit of their choice, allowing them to personalize their album.  I've chosen to start this club using the Summer Home kit.  This month's layouts are fairly simple, with little in the way of embellishments.  It won't stay this way forever though...

Until tomorrow, happy stamping and scrapbooking!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

Stampin' Up! has teamed up with Country Living magazine to create a wonderful stamping kit for the upcoming holiday season.  The kit contains everything that you need to create beautiful handcrafted ornaments and tags.  Click here to see the kit on the Stampin' Up! website.  I have taken a photograph of my kit as well to give you an idea of what it contains.  

The cost to purchase this kit is $58.95 (+ ship and tax), with a retail value of over $90!  Everything is included to create the ornaments and tags including ribbon, silver cord, adhesive, stamps, dimensionals, ink, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, rhinestone brads from the Pretties kit, chipboard, Whisper White cardstock, and Designer Series Paper (both die-cut and full sheets).

Let me know if you would like to order this amazing kit for the holiday season!!!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A wonderful RAK!

I recently received this RAK card from a demonstrator (Laura Robinson) who is three levels above me in my Stampin' Up! demonstrator line.  I LOVE the c0lours on the card, and I love the opening!!!  She used her Big Shot and Top Note Bigz die to cut the More Mustard cardstock, and then added an image from the Flowers for all Seasons set, and a sentiment from the Garden Whimsy set.  The best part of all?  Laura used her Curvy Label punch to punch out the image, co-ordinating it with the card!! 

Thanks Laura for a gorgeous card!!!  I love it!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A Fall Flair Thank-You

I was at a fun workshop a week ago, and we made this nice fall Thank-You card using the very cool chalkboard technique.  

Because we're in the middle of the fall, I thought that I would try the chalkboard technique on Chocolate Chip cardstock, using Whisper White craft ink and some Earth Elements paper.  I love the look of the colour on the Chocolate Chip cardstock!!!  My only regret is that I don't have the Very Vanilla craft ink as it would have looked stunning against the cardstock.  I need to add that to my list of "needs".

The stamps used on the card are from the Fall Flair hostess set, and the sentiment is from Wonderful words (stamped in Chocolate Chip).  I added a little bit of hemp twine to help with the rustic feel of the card.


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Phew! Hallowe'en's finally over!!

As much as I love Hallowe'en, I can honestly say that I'm glad that it's over.  I have too much candy in the house (and I'm eating it as fast as the kids), too many yucky pumpkins (13 of them!) on my porch, and I need a change of scenery.  Good thing the Christmas season is upon us!!  

But... before I completely wrap up the season and stuff it back into my orange Rubbermaid container in the basement, I want to share a couple of pictures and a link to another site.

The first is of my kids, just before they tore through the neighbourhood with their
 friends.  The second is of one of the best pumpkins that we saw last night.  It's not one of ours, but it made us laugh!

Chris went out as Indiana Jones, Brendan was Super Mario, and Michelle was the world's cutest pink flamingo!!!

Finally... to see what Stampin' Up! employees did for Hallowe'en, click here to go to Kristina Werner's blog.  Watch the video at the end... it's a hoot!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A big Thank You to my stamp clubs!

I was a tad sad on Monday evening as it was my last Monday night stamp club with my current crop of participants.  My Thursday group met last Thursday evening, so this round of stamp club is over.  

As a Thank You to all of my participants, I gave each of them a cute birthday organizer in a tin.  I saw an organizer similar to this at a Stampin' Up! gathering that I went to in London earlier this year.  Unfortunately I didn't write down the name of the demo that created it, so I'm not able to give proper credit to her for such a wonderful creation.  The tins can be found at (same site as the DVD tins).   Click here to take you there.
I have used Bella Rose DSP for the inside and outside of the tin.  The cardstock used for the various months is Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, and Riding Hood Red.  The stamps that were used for the months are from the retired Day to Day Flexible Phrases set.  They are the perfect size for the tabs at the top.  You could also run them through a printer to ensure that you have the correct font size.

I kept these top secret over the past couple of weeks as I wanted to surprise my clubs.  I hope that all of my participants like them!!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

DVD Tin Photo Albums

I was looking at my calendar last night, and realized that I have a very busy few weeks coming up!!!  Workshops, classes, a Stamp-A-Stack, and a big birthday party for my son who's turning 6.  Somewhere in there I need to find the time to carve 13 pumpkins this week.  Yes, you read that correctly.  13 pumpkins.  

In the meantime, I can finally post some more pictures of my top-secret projects because they are no longer top secret!!!  My stamp club met last night, and everyone finished off their DVD Photo Albums.  These albums are quite quick and easy to make, and will make great Christmas gifts.  In the past I have given my mom and mother-in-law mini-scrapbooks for Christmas with photos of my kids that have been taken over the past year.  This year I'm going to put these together.  

The tins were purchased at  The link to the tins can be found here.  They are very reasonably priced, and shipped very quickly (the fact that they are in Toronto and I'm in the GTA certainly helped!!).  

The paper used on the tins is from the Holiday Treasures DSP, with a bit of Chocolate Chip cardstock added to the front.  The 1" wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain has been added to the front as well.  The letters and numbers were punched using my QuicKutz alphabets Marisa and Snowday.  I don't have any Sizzix alphabets as of yet, so even though this isn't an SU! alphabet, it worked quite well for the project.  I've added a small chipboard heart, covered in Riding Hood Red classic ink, to the front.

Directions for the inside of the tin can be found here at SplitCoastStampers.  I have glued more Holiday Treasures paper inside, and have left the lid of the tin blank so that it can be personalized to fit the photos inside.  I will likely add some journalling here about the specific pictures that I add to the album.  The sleeves are Stampin Up! clear envelopes, and I've used 2 jumbo eyelets and some 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon to secure them.  

If you need some additional information about the tin, don't hesitate to ask!!!

Happy stamping!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Birthday Party Invite - Hallowe'en Style!

One of my friends sent me these really cute pictures the other day.  Her daughter's birthday is on Hallowe'en, and they wanted to make some invitations to her upcoming party.

Karen and Emily used the Batty for You stamp set, along with some black embossing powder to make the images on the front of the invite.   They added some very cool Hallowe'een paper, and a great sentiment on the front of the card.  

On the inside, they added another Batty for You image, and all of the party particulars.  I love how the invite opens from bottom to top!  

Very cute invitations!!!  Thanks for sharing Karen and Emily!!!

Happy stamping everyone!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Happy Housewarming card for a friend

One of my top-secret projects last week was the creation of this card.  A good friend of mine (as well as a demo in my downline!) recently moved into her house.  I thought that a card using the Neighbourhood wheel was in order.  

I wheeled some houses onto some Confetti White cardstock (which I love because it's thicker and sturdier than Whisper White).  Using some snips, I cut around the houses and coloured them using my blender pens.  I initially tried to colour them using an Aqua Painter, but I need loads of practice with one of those before I can actually send off a watercoloured card!!!  The main card is constructed using Bordering Blue.  This is where I got stuck.  I don't have any ribbon that goes with Bordering Blue.  So, I went searching online for colours that go well with the blue and was surprised when I found that Kiwi Kiss is a pretty interesting match. 

 The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black Craft ink, and I added a small doodle beneath.  I really need to find me a good "welcome to your new home" stamp.  Hmmm... a trip through the catty may be in order...

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One more "it didn't make the cut" card.

This card will look familiar because you've seen a version of it before!  This is a slightly different version of a card that we made at the Demonstrator Mega-Meeting that was held in September.  The background of the card has been changed from Old Olive to Mellow Moss, a strip of Riding Hood Red Prints Designer Series Paper has been added, the ribbon is now Chocolate Chip grosgrain, and I've changed the sentiment.

We liked this card but... we already have two cards for the stack that have a bit of colouring in them.  Corrie and I thought that if we had three we'd be pushing our luck! 

Happy stamping!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Another secret is left on the table...

Here is the second of the cards that didn't make the Stamp-A-Stack cut.  It almost did, but our friends swayed us into changing the card to a different design.

The main card is made using Whisper White cardstock.  A strip of Riding Hood Red cardstock has been punched using the Scallop Edge punch.  It has been adhered just underneath the Designer Series Paper from Holiday Treasures.  The main image was stamped in Riding Hood Red ink.  The image comes from the Season of Joy stamp set - one of my favourites!  It has been mounted on Old Olive and Riding Hood Red cardstock.  The gorgeous ribbon is Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon.  I love the white edging on this ribbon!!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Top secret no longer

Corrie Birnbaum and I sat down last night to finalize the Stamp-A-Stack cards.  We had a little help from our scrapping friends, and I think that we have some really nice cards for the stack!  What do they look like?  Well, you'll just have to come and see!

There's still room if you (and a friend!) would like to come.  E-mail me at or call at 905-655-9347 to sign up!  It's only $25, you'll be stamping in a room with lots of windows and friends, and you'll leave with 12 designer Christmas cards to give to those special people in your life!  

I'll give you a couple of small hints of what's to come:

... one of the cards has snowflakes 
... another uses Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper
... two have some colouring (bring your blender pens!) 

Here's one the cards that didn't make the cut.  I CASE'd the card from one that I saw on Splitcoaststampers created by Julie Monroe.  You can see the original card here.  

I've changed the card slightly, but I still love the look of it.  It would look lovely with some sparkle added, or maybe some Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The main card has been made using Brocade Blue cardstock.  I have cut/punched the middle layer in Night of Navy, and the Snowflakes from Snow Swirled have been stamped in Brocade Blue and Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Top Secret Somethings...

Yes, I know.  It's been a week.  I have nothing fun to post for you either.  It's not that I don't have anything, it's just that I've been working on Top Secret stuff.

Stay tuned...


Thursday, October 9, 2008

One of my Favourite Friends

So... who is one of my favourite friends?  Why it's the crab from Crab & Company!  

This cute card is for the friend of one of my boys.  Joshie's birthday party is coming up fast, and he needs a cute card because he's a pretty cute kid!  I hope he likes this one - the crab spins!!!  He reminds me a bit of Mr. Krabbs from SpongeBob.  He's even attached to pennies.  For those of you that have ever watched the mighty Sponge, you'll know that Mr. Krabbs is obsessed with the almighty buck.  

Crab & Company is one of the sets that is on sale this month.  He's a great set to have because he comes with a Santa hat and Christmas sentiments too!

Happy stamping - and spinning!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack - the time is near!

We will be hosting our annual Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, November 15th.  It will be held at the Winchester Golf Club (east side of Brooklin) from 1-4pm.  

You'll be making 12 cards - 2 each of 6 designs - all for only $25.  All of your paper is precut and instructions and supplies are provided.  We'll also have door prizes!

Registration is first come, first served, and space is limited.  To secure your registration, please pay your entrance fee as soon as possible - it's the only way that we can guarantee your spot!  Registration closes on October 27th to ensure that we have enough supplies ordered and prepared for our stampers.

*NEW*  Have a friend that I haven't met attend the event, and I'll chop $5 off your registration fee.  Sign up 2 and I'll chop $10.  Bring 5 and you get in for free!
Last year's Christmas stamp-a-stack was a lot of fun (see photo above for one of last year's cards).  We hope that you can join us for this year's stack!  Please e-mail me at or call at 905-655-9347 to secure your spot!

It's Birthday Central in Stampingland

I've spent my evening making fairly simple cards because I'm in the middle of prime birthday season.  It seems as though a lot of our family/friend birthdays fall in a fairly short period of time, and this is it!

My sister's birthday is near the end of October.  Her card was created using the Party Hearty set (currently on sale at 20% off if you spend $20!), and the On Your Birthday sentiment set.  Colours you ask?  Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point.  The hats were stamped off once before being stamped on the card because Pacific Point is quite a strong colour and I didn't want them to overwhelm the card.  

My mom's birthday is this weekend.  I saw a version of this card at our recent Mega-Meeting, and thought that I would recreate the swirls and flowers from Priceless.  I added some striped grosgrain ribbon, a sentiment from On Your Birthday, and some Dazzling Diamonds for good measure.  Colours on this card are Bashful Blue and Pixie Pink.

Tomorrow's card features one of my favourite friends... watch for it!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tile Workshop - November 17th

I just finished writing and sending my October newsletter.  Most of the info is the same as my last blog entry but... I've added something.  My November class will be a tile workshop.  The cost is $10 for one set of tiles, or $15 for two sets of tiles.  Included in the cost is the box for your tiles - we'll make these while they are drying.  If you purchase a background stamp at the workshop, I will waive the workshop fee for one set of tiles!  

The date is Monday, November 17th.  The place is my house!  You can sign up for one of two sessions - 9:15am, or 7:30pm.  

If you're interested in coming to this class, please e-mail or call ASAP to secure your spot.  Space is limited!

Happy stamping!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wow! October has some FUN promotions!

What a busy month!  Along with the release of the Holiday Mini Catalogue and the second phase of the Decor Elements, there are some terrific promotions this month!  Here they all are...

Birthday Promotion (October only)
Stampin' Up! is celebrating its 20th birthday, and they want everyone to share in their birthday excitement. Spend $20 on regular catalogue product, and you will qualify to purchase any preselected birthday stamp sets (see below) at 20 percent off.
Item # Page # 


Retail Price     20% Off Price   109439  62

Big Bold Birthday 

 $32.95 $26.36 111532 63

Party Hearty* 

 $31.95 $25.56 110994 64

Bitty Birthday 

 $15.50 $12.40 111618 64

Crazy for Cupcakes* 

 $28.95 $23.16 111702 65

Time to Party* 

 $19.95 $15.96 111546 65

Simple Birthday Thanks* 

 $20.95 $16.76 108559 68

Crab & Company 

  $32.95  $26.36*Stamp sets are die cut.

Hostess Promotion (until November 30)
Host a workshop with sales of $460 or more, and choose any stamp set from the Fall & Winter Catalogue Sampler free in addition to regular hostess benefits!

World Card Making Day (October 4-11)
In honour of World Card Making Day on October 4th, Stampin' Up! is offering 20 percent off Simply Sent Card Kits and Simply Sent Card Elements - but only until October 11th.

Aqua Painter Offer (while supplies last!)
Purchase the large-tip Aqua Painter for $8.50 - no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number that you can purchase.  While supplies last!  This is a great tool for watercolouring, and the price is outstanding as our regular price for a pair of Aqua Painters (1 large & 1 medium) is $19.95.

Starter Kit Promotions (until October 11th)
Join now as a demonstrator with the standard $249 Starter Kit and choose one stamp set out of the Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalogue for Free OR become a demonstrator for only $119 by purchasing one of three special mini Starter Kits priced at $119.

Give me a call to sign up under one of these awesome promotions.  Or, go to my Stampin' Up! site, and click on "Join Stampin' Up!".  The password to join my team is "wendyfee".  

As always, you can call or e-mail me directly to place an order.  Or, you can can go to my website and click on the Shop Now in the upper right hand corner to shop at your convenience, and have your order shipped to your front door!

Whew!  What a lot of fun information!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Decor Elements - Phase 2 release!

Hello again!!

If you haven't had a look at our Decor Elements recently, you need to look again.  Phase 2 was released on October 1st, and there are some gorgeous designs.  The colour choices for the second phase is much broader, and the images themselves have a broader appeal.   There are some great images for kids rooms (bugs, sports, baby), as well as some wonderful Christmas images.

Come and have a look


Come and see what's new!

The Holiday Mini Catalogue was released on Wednesday, and there are some wonderful new things to play with!  This morning I spent a bit of time with the Star Bright Designer Series Paper Ornaments, and the Season of Cheer Rub-Ons.  Here's what I came up with on the fly...

All of the pieces in this kit are die cut, and just need to be separated from the larger piece of paper.  The stars and circles are also scored, so there's no need to sit there with a ruler and a stylus, scoring your paper.  Stampin' Up! also includes 12 silver brads (for the round ornaments above), and 10 yards of silver elastic cord for hangers.  

I wanted to create a few small embellishments for these ornaments without going overboard because I'm heading out to a workshop this evening, and don't want to scare everyone away with crazy ornaments!  The easiest way to create cute little tags is to use rub-ons and some scrap paper in Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Old Olive.  

I attached the green star to the red star using a dot of Tombow Multi-purpose adhesive.  Great adhesion, and the green star still "pops" off the red star.  The kit contains 54 stars, which is enough to decorate your house, or oodles of Christmas gifts.  

Now... this last guy certainly doesn't scream Christmas!  While I had my paper cutter out, I decided to make a quick pumpkin using some of the Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper.  I think he's kinda cute!

For those of you on my mailing list, I will be sending out the October newsletter this weekend.  If you are not on my mailing list but would like to be added, please drop me a quick e-mail at and I'll make sure you receive the latest issue.  


Thursday, October 2, 2008

More from Back to the Future - Whitby style!

Back to this past weekend's scrappying...  I forgot to mention yesterday that when we were sitting around the table we were all a bit uninspired.  I had hoped to get a bunch of pictures glued, with good stuff to go with them.  I got a whack of stuff glued, and that was about it.  I finished these off a couple of days ago.  

I have to laugh (better than crying) because these two pages are incredibly unbalanced!  I generally have a lot of symmetry on my pages, and these two are anything but.  I did use some awesome rub-ons though, and managed to get some journalling down.  

Once again, pages that make me cringe, but the names and faces are there - and that's what counts in scrapbooking.

I'll get back to some 2008 stuff tomorrow.  I've been playing with glass etching this week.  Come and see what my results are!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Going Back in Time

When I set out to scrap on Friday evening, I realized that I didn't have any of my 2007 pictures matched with paper and ready to go.  I did however, have pictures from 1986!  When I ran out of photos a  year ago (and didn't want to start the crazy A-Z album) I went back in time a bit.  The book that these pages are in contains photos that are at least 20 years old.  

The object of this book is simply to get everything down, with names to the faces.  I haven't been going quite as crazy as I have in my other ongoing project, and consequently I'm not loving these pages as much.  However, I do have a permanent record now of my friends, and I won't lose any of the pictures along the way.  

Just wait until they discover though that their high school faces are actually posted on the Net...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My daughter's stampy creations

As know, my daughter Michelle celebrated her 3rd birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I've been meaning to make a few thank you cards for the gifts that have been received, but had put them off in favour of... scrapbooking!  Today Michy decided that she wanted to stamp.   I gave her some Pixie Pink and Brilliant Blue ink and off she went.  

While she was stamping I cut some cardstock for her cards.  I also chopped up her finished stamping masterpiece because giving a 3-year old a paper cutter is never a good thing!  After all of the paper was cut, she became a master gluer, and glued everything together.  I went back in with the Thank You stamp from Enjoy Every Moment, and embossed the words in white.  Or, at least I tried to.  Michy kept brushing the powder off of the card!  They didn't emboss as well as they should have, but hey - they are her cards!

Michy's finished product!!!  

For all of you who have kids, let them stamp!  Just don't let them stamp with Brilliant Blue ink, wearing a light pink shirt.  I'm really hoping that magic will take the ink out...

Watch for the return of Mom and Me stamping soon!