Saturday, November 6, 2010

Get a Head start on Christmas Gift Giving

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share with you a new item in my Etsy shop! It's a set designed to give you a head start on all your gift giving! I've included in the set 3 wine tags, 6 gift tags and a gift card holder/card. Perfect for those early parties we attend, you know they're gonna start soon! I decided to go with non-traditional colours and I LOVE the way they turned out. I made a second set which I might just have to keep for myself!

With all those wine bottles we gift away, why not attached a personal handmade wine tag instead of those bags we all know we buy!!

Here's a quick couple of pictures for you to peek at, or better yet go check them out at my Etsy shop

Till next time, take care!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

One more week!

Can't wait, so excited, one more week till I hold my first ever Stampin Up! workshop! Should be so much fun, with make and takes, and a special little giveaway!

Just a quick pic of some of the fun tags we'll be making at the workshop!

Take care,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stampin Up! Promotion

Stampin Up! is having a great promotion going on now, which will still be available during my workshop. Check it out, and any questions you may have, just ask! We will be focusing on the Tags till Christmas stamp set, along with the decorative label punch..........both being offered as a bundle at a great price!

If you copy and paste the above link into your browser it should work. Sorry, I'm not to tech savy to be able to link it directly for you!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Christmas Stamping Palooza!!

How's that for an attention grabbing title!

So I have decided, finally! to do my own Stampin Up! workshop and this one is going to concentrate on Christmas. I think we all need to get a head start on the big event, so I thought I would show everyone how simple it is to make a few handmade items, like tags, cards and notecards with Stampin Up! products.

Sooooooooo, are you interested in attending my event? I hope so! If you live in the Markham area, and would like to attend, please contact me through my email. The date will be WEDNESDAY November 10th, from 11:00 - 1:00 pm at my house, or from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Please email me for the details.

Here's a sample of some of the tags we will be making!

It's gonna be a lot of fun, with make and takes, meeting new people, and a couple prizes for placing an order with me, or booking your own workshop. Please join me for all the fun!

Take care,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I'm back!!!!!!!

Sorry about the absence, it was a crazy busy summer, but hopefully things are getting better around here! Well not really, I'm just hoping to manage my time better!

Anywho.........been working on some stuff to show and tell you, but haven't got the pictures up on the computer yet! I'm full of ideas, but hate the whole take a picture, upload to computer, download to blog.........yuck! It's so time consuming!

So, I've been working on some Christmas stuff, yes that's right CHRISTMAS! and I'm planning on having a Stampin Up! workshop in my home in the next few weeks! I'm so excited about that! So if you live in the Markham area, and would be interested in coming to my workshop, just email me, and let me know!!!

I'll be back in the next day or so with some previews on the Make & Takes I'm planning for my workshop, and some details.

Hope to see you soon!

Take care,

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's a Busy Time of Year!!!!!!

Hello! Long time no blog! Sorry for my absence, but I celebrated my birthday right after Easter, and it's been crazy busy in my house! Must apologize also for not getting around to posting my Easter projects, gifts, crafts and cards. BUT, I do have a couple of cards for you today!! (Patting myself on the back for getting these up on my blog in all the craziness going on!)

I married into quite the big family, and we have just kept growning over the years. Anyhow springtime at our house means religious events, communions, confirmations and graduations. We have 3 communions coming up in the next couple weeks, so I thought I would share my cards with you.

I made a male version and a female version of the first card, and the last card is for my youngest daughter's best friend who is celebrating her first communion on the same day as my daughter - they are so excited!!!

I used my Cricut to cut out the cross on all the cards, using the Wedding Solutions cartridge. The stamped sentiment is from Stampin Up! (of course!) as is the top note die cut (the shaped background). Let me know what you think, and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Take care till next time!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tying the Perfect Bow

I've always had problems with tying bows on my cards. Here's the perfect video to help everyone out!

Cut and paste the following link into your browser, I know it will work that way!!

Let me know if this was helpful for you!!!

Take care,

Monday, March 29, 2010

Birthday Wishes for my SIL

I made up this cute little card for one of my SIL's birthday's. Well I liked it so much, that made another one and put it up in my Etsy shop! LOL!!!

I used my cricut for the swirl/flourish cut and some Stampin Up! products for the mini top note and best wishes stamp.

Thanks for taking a peek and hopefully in the next day or two I'll share my Easter creations for my daughter's classmates. They're all finished, I just need to get a picture of them! Stampin, crafting, cardmaking I love, photographer and techy type person I am not!

Stampin Up! supplies

Chocolate Chip and kraft cardstock
Curly label punch
Scallop edge punch

Take care!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Been MIA This Week

Good Morning,

Just wanted to say sorry, I've been away from my blog this past week, life sort of got in the way of fun! LOL!! It's been a busy week, doesn't seem to be an end in sight either! With Easter fast approaching (acckkk got to get working on those little gifts for my daughters school friends!) and the kids off of school for a couple of days, and running to work and shhhhhhhh my birthday coming up, it's been crazy!

So I haven't forgotten you guys, just had to do other stuff this week.


I will be back in a day or two with some photos of a few things I've been working on while I was MIA!

In the meantime, take care,

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yummy Little Icecream Cone Birthday Wishes

Just sharing a cute little card I made using my Cricut machine for the icecream cone, and of course my Stampin Up! favorite combination!

Used some DSP for the background and cardstock for the cone and rounded the corners for a little change in look. I put the red cardstock through my Cuttlebug embossing folder for the dots on the strawberry for some added texture!


DSP Sending Love
Corner rounder punch
Birthday Bliss stamp set
1 3/8 circle punch
Scallop circle punch
Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Chocolate chip and kraft cardstock

I love to hear comments, so please feel free to leave me on!

Take care,

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quick Birthday Card

A simple little card, with a sort of masculine feel today. Punched some circles out of red and blue cardstock, then added a couple stars (cut with my Cricut of course) used the scallop punch for an added embellishment and stamped with Happy Birthday. Sweet and simple I thought!

Supplies from Stampin Up!

Real Red, Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Gable Green and kraft cardstock
Scallop punch
1 3/8 circle punch
Well Scripted stamp set (from the Occassions Mini Catalog)

Just a quick note guys, you only have a few days left to place your order during Saleabration to receive FREE product on orders over $65. If you're thinking of buying any Stampin Up! products, now is the time to do it! Click on the link on the left of my blog to go directly to the catalog's and my Stampin Up! website.

Remember I'm offering a FREE stamp set to the FIRST person to order through my Stampin Up! website!!!! (see the blog post below a bit to see a picture of the stamp set).

Things are a bit busy here with spring break, but I'll be back in a bit!

Take care, and enjoy the gorgeous weather we're having!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Easter Bunny Has Come Visiting

I'm trying to get a head start on Easter, and so far this is what I have come up with .... an Easter card! It was actually simple to make with my handy dandy cricut machine and the Animal Kingdom cartridge along with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I used the oval punch from Stampin Up! for the eggs and the Sizzix XL bigz Top Note die cut for the background. I thought the card turned out pretty cute so I made a couple of them! My girlfriend sells my cards for me at her office, so I am trying to get a couple of new ones made for her, along with one or two for my Etsy shop!

The supplies!!!

from Stampin Up!
Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and kraft cardstock
Large oval punch
Sizzix Top Note die cut
Well Scripted stamp set from the Occassions Mini catalog (quick only available till April 30th!!)

Cricut cartridges
Animal Kingdom for the bunny
Plantin Schoolbook for the grass

Take care till next time, and remember all comments are appreciated!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pink Invitations

We're having a party for my youngest daughter shortly and I made up these invitations to send out. She's quite the girly girl so I thought pink invitations would do the trink!

These were super easy to make, and lots of fun too. Took 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and cut in half, then do two folds to make the base of the card. Used the scallop trim punch on the edge of one card. Then cut another (white) piece of cardstock in 4 for the inside and used the corner rounder punch on all 4 corners. After that stamp the floral image and then stamp with the invite stamp and you're pretty much done. For the belly band I used DSP and then stamped You're Invited on the pink cardstock and punched out with the small oval punch. Then punched a bunch of the scallop ovals out and adhered them together on the belly band. Put it all together and VOILA!

I love all the Stampin Up! accessories along with the stamps because everything works together so well!

Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock
Small oval punch
Scallop oval punch
Corner rounder punch
Scallop Trim border punch
Wedding Sweet stamp set (for the flourish)
Introducing stamp set

If you want to leave a comment, I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

BLOG Candy!!!

I'm so thrilled to have been able to put little widgets on the right side of my blog with direct links to the Occassions Mini catalog and the Sale A Bration catalog, that I've decided to give away some FREE stamps to the first person to place an order through my Stampin Up! website (if this link doesn't work, just click on the top right hand side of my blog, the link is there!

The stamp set in the picture is called Whimsical Words, and it's one of the FREE products you can get when you place a $65 order right now with Stampin Up! But hurry, the sale ends March 30th, after that no more Saleabration items will be available!!

Sooooo whoever places the first order with me for Stampin Up! products, no matter the size, I will send you this stamp set FREE. So that means if you place an order over $65 you can pick any other item from the Saleabration catalog, because you will alredy be receiving the Whimsical Words stamps from me!!! Exciting huh!

And if you'd like to follow my blog, I'd love that too!

So hurry up and be the first one!!!

So excited! Can't wait! I want everyone to share my excitement with the Stampin Up! brand. They really are the best quality items out there, and the best part.....shipped right to your door!

Friday, March 5, 2010


I just wanted to leave you with a last little note, if you are looking for inspiration in your cardmaking or scrapbooking there is a wonderful site I recommend you check out. It's called 365 cards, and it's full of amazing ideas. The DT (design team) there is fabulous and hundreds of people 'play' along. I highly recommend you check it out, and bookmark it as a favorite!

and by the way, if you ever use my cards etc. as inspiration, please post a link to your card, I would love to see it!!

....and this is what happens when you're kids are out on a Friday nite.......I sit at home and worry and wait for them to arrive home safely!

Enjoy your evening!!!


Gonna try again and leave a direct link to the Sale a bration catalog! I stamper I am, a smart and savy computer person, I am not!!!

So although it's not really working (you can't just click on it!!) you can copy and paste it into your browser!

Sorry, I'm terrible at this stuff!!

Birthday Boy card

I definately stuggle when it comes to making a masculine card! I can't very well fill in the empty spots with flowers now can I. So I'm sort of pleased with how this card came out. I had the patterened paper at home, and used the scallop square punch, added a stamped sentiment, a button and a cupcake, all manly things right? and called it done! What do you think? Using kraft paper as the base really helped too I think.


from Stampin Up!

kraft cardstock
scallop square punch (so handy!)
sentiment from the Birthday Bliss stamp set

Martha Stewart cupcake punch

Enjoy your Friday!!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The More Candles, the Bigger the Wish

This is just such a cute little stamp set.......I love it! Here's a quick and easy card made with the DSP Sending Love and the FREE stamp set Whimsical Words you can get with a $65 order from Stampin Up! I just love the pink and brown combo, don't you!!!

Don't forget the SALEABRATION event is over March 30, so get on over to my Stampin Up! website and check out all the great things over there!

Take care,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Give-a-way for You!!!

I'm so excited to have my Stampin Up! website up and running, that I have a little something for the FIRST person to place an order with me! Obviously it'll be something from Stampin Up! I'm thinking some samples of their DSP (Designer Series Paper). Doesn't matter the amount, whoever places the first order, I will be shipping out to you a little something extra! Isn't that exciting! So get on over to my Stampin Up! website and check out all the great stuff going on right now! Don't forget, they have their SALE A BRATION going on now, so with every order of $65 or more, you get to pick out one FREE item from their Saleabration catalog, and they have AMAZING stuff in there!!!

Here's the link to my website

You can also find it on the top right hand side of my blog!!!

Thanks again, see you tomorrow with another card I have to show you!

Take care,

Monday, March 1, 2010

Love You Much

I love this stamp set! There is something about the font that just really appeals to me! Anyways, I made this cute little card up after seeing a version of it on someone else's blog (I blog hop so much for ideas, I forget where I see them!!) It would make a great I love you card, happy anniversary or any occassion when you would like to tell someone how much you care.

The supplies!

Cardstock Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
DSP Sending Love (remember that's Designer Series Paper = DSP!) from the Occassions Mini Catalog
Scallop Trim border punch
Heart punch

all from Stampin Up!

If you guys want the item #, along with the name of the supplies, let me know, and I can provide it for you in my posts.

Got to run........errands to do!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Note of Thanks

I made a set of these cute little Thank You cards. They are standard card size, approx 4 x 5.50 inches, and super easy to make! Cut the Chocolate Chip cardstock to fit the width of the card, and put it through the Scallop Trim border punch. Layer with strips of DSP and stamp your sentiment......voila! a handmade Thank You card!

Here's the supply list

From Stampin Up!

Cardstock in Whisper White and Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper (DSP for short!) called Sending Love, from the Occassions Mini Catalog (quick it's only available till April 30th!)
Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE with a $65 order from Stampin Up!)
Thank You Kindly stamp set

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Stampin Up! Website - UP AND RUNNING!!! Yeah!

That's right, you read it correctly! I've finally got my Stampin Up! website up and running! Sorry, I didn't get it completed yesterday, but today is good! I'm so excited about sharing this with all of you!

So if you live in the Ontario, or Canada! You can now order directly from Stampin Up! through my website. By ordering through my website you will get the special discounted rates (cheaper than ordering through the home page of Stampin Up directly).

And let me tell you there are so many great offers going on right now, it is so worth it to place an order before March 30! With every order over $65 you get to choose an item FOR FREE from the Saleabration catalog.

I'm gonna work on my blog over the next couple of days, and try and post direct links for you to see the catalog's and specials that are going on right now over at Stampin Up!

So here you go - my personal Stampin Up! website -

Go on over and take a peek, and if you have ANY questions at all, please contact me!

Thanks again, and I'll be posting again soon!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hi Everyone! Happy Sunday!

So while I'm spending the day working today, I wanted to share some of my plans with you.

I've been spending lots of time checking out other bloggers, and specifically bloggers who are Stampin Up! demonstrators, and decided I'm going to go ahead and become a more 'active' demonstrator! I've actually been a Stampin Up! demonstrator for over a year now, but mostly used the perks for my own personal use. I just simply love the product!! So I've decided to share my love of the product with all of you! Having said that, I'm going to active my Stampin Up! website today! Which means for all of you Canadians out there reading this, you will now be able to order Stampin Up! products directly through me from my website 24/7........pretty exciting eh!!? I thought so!

If you like, I would love for you to sign up and follow me! I'm going to try and post a new project every couple of days, and I'll be listing all the information for you of supplies etc. Please be patient with me though, I find it very hard to take beautiful photos like all the other blogs I see! LOL!! I'll supply a picture, so you get the idea, but photographer is not in my repertoire!

So what do you think, are you as excited as I am about this? Leave a comment if you like, I'd love to hear from you guys, and keep a lookout for the link to my new Stampin Up! website, coming later today!!

Thanks again friends!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Little Birdie told me - You're too Kind!!

I loved this stamp set from Stampin Up! and couldn't wait to use it, so I came up with these little mini Thank You cards, that will be put into my Etsy shop.

I used kraft paper for the card and pink and red for the birdie. Oh by the way, I was so excited when I recieved this little birdie! Can you believe it's a punch! How easy is that!

Hope you're day is going great!

Take care,

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Different Colour Combo, same Cupcakes!

I loved this card so much, I had to try another colour combo for it. So what do you think this time, blue, red, brown and a little bit of a mustard colour. I like it, and I got to try my new stamps from Stampin Up!. Love the font on the happy birthday!

All supplies from Stampin Up!

cardstock in Real Red, Chocolate chip and Brocade Blue (I think!) and Kraft
Scallop border punch
Chocolate Chip ink pad
Real Red ribbon

The cupcakes are a Martha Stewart punch, cute eh??!!

Take care, see you in a few days!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Valentine Wreath

Hi Everyone, how are you all doing? I'm much better today, not in a bah humbug mood anymore! I'm at home with access to my computer and photos so all is good in my world! LOL!! oh and I did receive that package from Stampin Up! so as soon as I am finished here, I'm off to make more goodies!

So today I'm gonna quickly share my Valentine wreath with you. I cut all the hearts with my Cricut (George cartidge) and used lots of different patterned Valentine paper. It took me awhile to get this done as it was a bit harder to stick the first few hearts onto the wreath than I thought, but once I managed that it was just a matter of layering!

So what do you think, kinda cute eh?
I'll be back with some more fun stuff to share! And by the way, am I not being so good so far this year? I'm actually blogging and updating on a regular basis, that's pretty big for me!

Thanks again for visiting, and you're welcome to leave any comments, I love reading them!

Take care,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bah Humbug!

Ok so we've passed Christmas, but that's how I feel today! I took a bunch of pictures this morning to share with you, but never saved them to my computer! DOH!!! I had a Valentine wreath I made with my Cricut and a couple of cute birthday and Valentine cards I had made for some loved ones. Oh well. I'll have to try again tomorrow! Sorry about that, but please check back tomorrow, I should have my photos up by then!!

On a happier note, I'm excited to get home today. I'm pretty sure I have a package waiting for me from Stanpin Up! I ended up ordering the Sizzix Big Shot for all the incredible die cuts that Stampin Up! has. I ordered the cute little milk carton, the Baskets and Blooms die cut and one more, which I forget at the moment! LOL!! But I have big plans for that little milk cartoon! Gonna fill it with chocolate goodies for my kiddies for Valentine's day.........can't wait to decorate it!

Till tomorrow, take care!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Card

Made this cute little card for one of my nephew's birthday. I saw a card similiar to this on someone else's blog, tweaked it a bit and voila......this is what I came up with! What do you think of the colours? Red, blue and brown, a different combo I think, but I really like them together. Something definately new and a bit bold for me!
I love punches, they are so quick and easy to use. I used the Martha Stewart cupcake punch for this card. I really like the design, think I'm gonna make a few more like this to sell in my much neglected Etsy shop!
Ribbon is Real red from Stampin Up! (109052)
Scallop punch (112091)
Real red cardstock (102482)
Chocolate Chip cardstock (102128)
Patterened paper was left over I had on hand
Take care!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lollipop Holders for Valentine's day!!

So I saw something similiar to this on another blog, and put a little twist on it and decided to use them for little Valentine treats. They are so easy to make, took minutes! I think they are the cutest little things!

Here's what I used to make them:

some old Valentine patterned paper I had
1 3/8 circle punch from Stampin UP! (104401)
Scallop punch from Stampin UP! (109043)
Real red cardstock from Stampin UP! (102482)
Tag punch from Stampin Up! (105934)

The stamp I used is also from Stampin Up! but I forgot which set.......doh!

If you are ever intested in any of the Stampin Up! products and would like to order them, please just contact me. Or you can order directly online, just email me to get my demonstrator # and you will get the preferred pricing! Simple!

See you soon!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Soooo Excited!

Good morning! I'm up way too early for a PA day but hey who can sleep when their Stampin Up! products are supposed to arrive today!!!

So since I couldn't wait, I checked the status of my parcel on line's on the truck ready to be delivered today!!!

Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!!!

I'll be back with pictures of all my new goodies!

By the way, have I mentioned that Stampin Up! has a fabulous sale going on right now, Sale a Bration! It's awesome! You really should check it out, and contact me with any questions or even perhaps orders!!

See you soon!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentine Treats

So here's what I've been working on for the past couple of days. They're Valentine treat holders for my nieces and nephews. I plan on filling the little bags inside with Valentine smarties. They are super simple to make too!
So here's what I used:
Patterned paper I had on hand from last year
Scallop edge punch from Stampin Up! (112091)
I cut the heart and U with my cricut (I LOVE my cricut!!)
Simple, quick and hand made! Love it!
See you soon,

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Catching Up!

So wow I can't believe I've been away for so long! Things just get to hectic here, and my favorite things sort of just get pushed to the side. So for the past little while I've not been very faithful to my blog! I'm going to try and become more faithful, and start sharing again all the fun stuff I've been able to do.

I've been checking out a lot of other blogs lately and it's motivated me! It's also really motivated me to get back into my Stampin Up stuff! I just placed a new order and can't wait to show you all the fun stuff I have in mind. I think I'm gonna start to list all the products and things that I use, which might be useful to you all in case you would like to try it to! Remember if you ever like something you see here, you can always contact me for more information.

I have a lot of things coming up this year that I'm gonna be working on to, so hopefully you'll see a variety of ideas and creations! We have a first communion, which I'm going to do invitations and thank you's etc. I also have a Sweet 16 coming up! Not sure what we are doing with that, but I think I'll be making invites again at least! Not to mention Valentines day is fast approaching, so be sure to check back in the next few days as I have already made a couple of things, just need to be photographed and posted!

And who knows, there may even be a few surprises coming up as well!

Take care, and see you in a couple days........promise!!!!