Monday, March 31, 2008

Mark this on your calendar!!!

Save the date!!!

We're having our second big event on Saturday, May 24th!  I don't have many good tidbits to share with you now (there's much planning to do!), but I'll post the details as soon as they are available.
I can tell you this...  we are having another stamp-a-stack (aka Occasions Card Making workshop), and it will be combined with a scrapbook crop!

Stay tuned...

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Loony & Scrappy!

Wow!  I've actually been busy this weekend scrapping.  I just received a shipment of over 200 photos from Shutterfly this week, so I was finally able to start scrapping my 2007 family memories.  

First up were my Christmas pictures from 2006.  Not part of 2007, but they were in the shipment, and there was an empty space in the album waiting for these pages, so here they are...

It's hard to see in the photo, but there are a few stamps on the page.  I really like (but you can't really see) the Christmas presents from Crazy for Christmas on the strips of Real Red under the title.  They look mighty cool on the page!

Secondly, I took the opportunity this afternoon to SCRAP!  I feel guilty working on any kind of project when there are other people in the house.  Sorry... other people that are actually awake!  Michy's been suffering with a nasty cold for the last couple of days, and Chris was just downright grouchy today.  Both had a "rest" in their rooms today while Derek and Brendan played video games, and I SCRAPPED!  

The best part?  I finished the letter "G" today!  See, I had this idea that my 2007 album would be an A to Z album.  Hence the reason that I haven't scrapped any of it as of yet.  You kinda need to know what to scrap before you can plan this sucker out.  You also woulda kinda thought that maybe I should plan out exactly which set of pictures go with which letter and their subsequent title...  That would make a pile of sense.  I'm not doing that.  At least not yet.  BTW... have I mentioned that I haven't done letters A through F?  Oh, and that I'm going to try to use only Stampin' Up! stuff in the book???  My poor QuicKutz!  It's going to feel so abandoned...  

In the meantime, here's letter G for your viewing pleasure!
Okay, so that's all for today (as said in my best Bob & Doug MacKenzie voice).  I've got lots to do this week, so you'll see something new really soon!  I hope...

Monday, March 24, 2008

This weekend was busy!  Aside from my Easter bunny duties, I spent the weekend with family and my stamping supplies.  April is a busy month on my stamping calendar, and I had to get some samples finished!

Up first - Artfully Asian samples!  I'm participating in 2 card swaps this month, and need cards for both.  The first is a really small swap amongst members of my downline.  We're taking one stamp set, and making three samples with that set.  We'll then swap the sets with each other.  My problem thus far is this:  I have 5 samples made, and I can't choose between them!  One of these cards will also be my swap card for Spring Fling in London at the end of April.  I'd better make a decision soon...

Tonight is also stamp club night!  This week we're using tons of rub-ons, and doing very little stamping.  I found the vase at the infamous Dollarama.  I think it looks pretty good covered in rub-ons!  We're working on two cards as well, both featuring lots of rub-ons.  The big challenge for this month is how to co-ordinate the colours as I have four colours of the SAB rub-ons, and 14 people in my club!  I'll let you know how it goes.

Wish me luck!  

Friday, March 21, 2008

What on earth do I do with Chipboard???

After last night, hopefully we have more people inspired to do something with their chipboard instead of letting it rot on their shelves!

Last night's class was all about chipboard. We took a pack of the On Board Accents and Elements, and we inked them, papered them, sanded them, embossed them, beaded them, and poked holes in them! Each participant was given a pack of chipboard, along with a sanding block and a very helpful (I hope!) list of things that you can do with chipboard. By the end of the evening, each chipboardee had 17 samples, along with a wonderful chipboard tag!

On to the next project! This weekend is all about designing cards for an upcoming swap as well as next week's stamp clubs. Oh, and the Easter bunny too! I need to find good places to hide piles of eggs...

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Last chance...

Look!  Pictures!

For those of you that have considered signing up for the mini-scrapbook stamp camp on April 12th, but haven't yet done so, this is your last chance to sign up!  The camp will start at 7pm and run until you're finished your projects.  If we're finished at 3am, we're finished at 3am.  Hopefully it won't take that long!  Cost is $65 and it includes everything to make the books except for adhesive.  You will need SNAIL and glue dots to complete the books.

I only have 3 spaces left, and you must sign up by Monday, March 24th to secure your spot.  

Wanna know what you'll be making?  Three mini scrapbooks, all using current SU! products.  Included are some really fun things!  Rub-ons, Hodgepodge Hardware, flowers from the Pretties kit, and lots of ribbon!  

If you're interested, give me a call or send me an e-mail at  

Here's a sneak peek of all three scrappy projects...

Promos, promos, and more promos!

Can you believe it?  I set up a blog, and then completely abandon it for a few days.  Why you ask?  Well, if you could see my house you'd understand completely.  It was (and I do mean was) a disaster.  Hurricanes Brendan, Chris & Michelle had completely demolished it.  So, time for some spring cleaning to get it all back into shape.  I'm not finished yet, but it looks a heck of a lot better than it did!  So, now it's time to get back to work (if I can actually call this work...).

Stampin' Up! has promos, promos & more promos going on right now!

First up is the Wild Wasabi Card Stock offer.  Back at Christmas, SU! made a bit of a boo-boo with their Wild Wasabi, and a bunch of it was cut and scored incorrectly.  They are now making it available for their customers to purchase at a cost of $4.60.  The offer includes 16 sheets of 4-1/2" x 11-1/2" textured cardstock that has been scored at 1-1/8" and 5-5/8".  Photos of two possible projects have been included on the SU! site, and I can certainly give you some more!  I just have to figure out how to add them to my blog...  Anyhow, this is available until April 30th.  

Next up is the Free Wheelin' Promotion.  Customers that purchase a preselected stamp set will receive the co-ordinating wheel for free!!!  FREE!!!  This one also ends on April 30th, and the can check out the qualifying stamp sets & wheels here!

Last but not least, is the Extra, Extra Hostess Promotion.  All hostesses who host a workshop with sales that exceed $450 is eligible to receive an additional $35 in hostess benefits.  More free stuff!!!  This promotion also ends on April 30th (I can hardly wait to see what May brings), so contact me if you'd like to host a workshop to earn FREE stuff!

Okay, I'm off to karate with the boys.  Well, technically I'm just dropping them off since Michelle has been banned from the Dojo for being too noisy!  So, I'll head off to the dollar store to look for some great things to apply rub-ons to!  Call me, or e-mail me if you want to chat!

As for pictures... yeah, I know I need some.  I'll get there soon.


Saturday, March 15, 2008


I'm officially off to the races - the blog races that is.  I love stamping blogs, so I decided to start my own.  Hopefully someone, besides me that is, reads it!

Now that I've officially started my blog, what on earth am I going to put in it?  Well, I'll post photos of my projects, tidbits about classes I'm having, the odd note about my ever-growing scrapbook, as well as the odd photo of my loony family!   

My husband  wants to know if he can use my blog to write about sports.  I told him 'no'.  He then asked if he can spout off about politics.  Once again, 'no'.  That's when I told him to get his own blog.  If he does, I'll let you all know because that man can write!  Seriously!  His football pool e-mails are legendary.  If we won the lottery, he'd quit his job and write books.  

Anyhow, enjoy and I hope to see you.  Repeatedly that is.