Friday, December 9, 2011

This years Christmas Cards

As promised, here are the four different cards we made this year during my Christmas card classes.  Thanks to all the ladies who attended, we had a blast at every class!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Super quick birthday card

For my neighbour and friend I made this super quick and simple birthday card.  I had like 5 mins to make it so not bad!  I used Pretty in Pink cs for the base and embossed it with the Elegant Lines folder.  Used the build a cupcake punch.  (Coolest punch ever!!)  And the sentiment is from Well Scripted.
Tomorrow I will hopefully share the cards from my Christmas card classes.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


This was one of my attempts for my Christmas card class but I didn't like it very much.  It's not bad but needs something more and I couldn't figure out what that something more was.  So, into the reject pile it went.  Yep, said pile.  There were a few oops's on my way to finding the 4 I did love.
Colors are Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade and Whisper White.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


I have been trying to post on my blog for the past several weeks.  I've got all kinds of goofy posts in my drafts that just would not post.  grrrrr  I just tried again to post and it worked!!  Now I'm testing to see if it'll let me post again.  *cross your fingers*

2011 Christmas Card Class Schedule

Well here it is, my Christmas card class schedule for this year. I've got a variety of dates and times to suit everyone. ALL classes will be the same but the card styles may vary.
All classes cost $30 and include:
4 cards each of 4 designs for a total of 16 cards.
My awesome company and tonnes of fun!
Please let me know 1 week prior to the class you'd like to sign up for.
Sat. Nov 5th 9am-Noon (sign up by Oct. 30th)
Tues. Nov 15th 9:30am-1pm (sign up by Nov. 8th)
Sat. Nov 19th 9am-noon (sign up by Nov. 12th)
Fri. Nov 25th 9:30am-1pm AND 7-10pm (sign up by Nov. 18th)
Sat. Nov 26th 10am-1pm (sign up by Nov. 19th)
Feel free to tell your friends!
*It's been a while since I've been here. Sorry. I was contemplating quitting all this, but I decided not to. So hopefully you'll be seeing my stuff more regularly. ;)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Scrappy Garage sale!!

Hey all.
I'm having a scrapbooking garage sale!!
Tuesday, August 23rd.
I will have all kinds of things on this sale.
Not all of it will be SU!.
Not all of the products are mine.
The sale will be at my house so if you need directions call/email me.
See you then!
oh, I'll also have some of the new catalogs for you to look at or purchase.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Sometimes I love that place, sometimes not.

Last week I popped in there for something and I ran into my mom who was looking at the tiles they have there. Just above the tiles I noticed some cork tiles. *bing* on went the light bulb in my head. I've been wanting a bulletin board in my studio but hadn't found the 'right' one, until now. The cork tiles were 12 x 12 and came in packs of 2 for $2. Sweet. So I bought 7 packs. (an extra one because the some of the big shot dies cut cork!!)

Anyway, just one layer was too thin so I glued two sheets of cork together and made six of these tiles. I painted them the Poolside Blue because I wanted them on my Willow wall. Then I used that 2 sided tape for hanging things and put them up. Tada! A bulletin board on my wall for $12. Love it!

Here it is plain.

Here it is with some samples.

Totally way cool in my studio!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Twin cards just using different colors. I loved the pp pack Sweat Pea and so, of course, I was hoarding. Gotta stop doing that. So I made some cards knowing I probably wouldn't use on the boys pages. lol Super quick, super easy. Thanks for looking!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cheap wall art

I'm still decorating my basement. Still, as in started a year (or two) ago and still finishing up.

I painted the walls BJ Hempseed, like the rest of my house and thought I would just add some color in the furniture and accessories. We bought a new couch and loveseat in a chocolate brown and that's where it ended. After painting my studio BJ Poolside Blue I knew that was the color I wanted to add to the basement. So I've bought some fabric that is pretty much the same color blue to make curtains and couch pillows. I also wanted to put some stuff up on the walls, but didn't want to spend too much as 1/2 the basement is the boys rec room and things can go flying sometimes. lol I went to Dollarama and bought some canvas's. They all had pictures on them but that was fine, I knew I was going to paint over them. I just bought a variety and when I got home started playing around with how to arrange them. After I had the canvas's how I wanted them, I started painting. The base is a chocolate brown, added a few squares of the Hempseed color and burgandy (because that's what I had on hand) and then made some swirls with the Poolside Blue paint I had leftover. 20 bucks spent and few hours of my time, I've got a great piece of art on my wall. It really does look better in real life though.

And, here's another card share using the new embossing folder, Flower Garden. I absolutely love those embossing folders. This card was quick and easy.

I'm still working on a mother/daughter class, a few things came up unexpectedly so I've got to do some juggling....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Faux mother of pearl

This technique looks and sounds hard but it's not.

I used a piece of saran wrap, crumpled, dipped it into a little bit of the frost white shimmer paint and then dabbed it all over my VV cs. Let dry. After I sponged the edges in Soft Suede ink I wiped some of the ink off the paint. Creates such a unique background. I used the retired set, Bliss for this card. Love that set.

I am planning a scrappy garage sale, was hoping for some time in July but my days are slipping by. I'll let you all know when I settle on a date.

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thank you card

for Mrs. Barrett. I downloaded the new GIMP program and can't figure how to make a watermark on it. So I added the text in Picasa. Guess that works too.

I meant to post this a few days ago but my wonderful hubby surprised with a weekend away in Kenora. He realizes I've been miserable the last few months and thought we could all (us and the kids) use a retreat.

We watched the Canada Day fireworks over the lake. They actually set up two areas of fireworks, one on each side of the lake. Amazing!! Lasted a good 30mins too.

Now, on to the card. This is retired cs, Taken with Teal and the pp is from the retired Sweet Pea collection. Loved that paper!! I glued the 3 pieces of pp to copy paper then ran it through the big shot with the lattice EF. Punches used were the decorative tag and scallop oval. It was a quick card to put together.

I don't have a paper copy of the new catalog yet, (I know, how pathetic is that!!) but they are on order. Everyone can now see the new catti online at and that's where I've been all night. lol Hoping to place my order in the next few days, so if there is anything that is a must have for you, email me in the next day or two.

*Tracy, did you see there is a dinosaur set in the new catti? ;)

I'm also planning to do another mother/daughter class this summer. What would be some good dates? During the week? Morning? Afternoon? Send me some suggestions!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What a mess!!!

And I love it!! I've been playing in my studio off and on for the past 2 days. What a great feeling to be reaquainted with old friends!!

How I've missed having inky fingers. lol :)

I also have to say sorry Leigh, I meant to update sooner today but I was having so much fun creating I forgot. (and of course I had to make supper for the clan, the boys needed bathes, the dog needed a get the picture)

If you look closely you can see a few finished cards. I'll upload those tomorrow (hopefully) Some of these are for the teachers so I gotta get them done...tonight. lol Yep, I still love to procrastinate. :)

Have a great night, I know I will sleep better with ink on my fingers...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

things are changing

Not that there are any of my fans left.... :(
When I started my new job in November I never thought it would eventually consume my life! So, I quit!! Yep, my last day is Saturday. Woohoo!! I have never felt so good quitting a job.
I loved working at the shelter and I love what they are doing for the homeless dogs/cats, but it's a very demanding job with almost no pay. Eventually I was going in everyday for something (without getting paid). I just can't give that much of myself to something other than my family right now. I do wish them all the best.
Give me a few weeks to get my life (and my family's) back on track (as well as getting my house clean and in order) and I should be posting again. Can't wait to get my fingers inky and I have so many projects I've been dying to get to.
See you soon!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Scrapbook day

Anyone interested?
How does April 9th sound?
I'm leaning towards this date and I'd have it at WES again.
Let me know what you think!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mystery hostess and birthday invites

This is little late in posting but thanks to everyone who could attend my mystery hostess party. It was huge success. Shawna won the mystery hostess and walked away with a box full of goodies. She was pretty excited.
This is one of the cards we made at my mystery hostess party. My oldest son turned 8years old yesterday! (Wow how the time flies.) I decided it would make a great invitation to his party so I made a few more.
We did the direct to paper technique for the background on the Marina Mist and Early Espresso pieces. Such an easy and cool effect for male cards.
Lots of distressing too.
Ingredients: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler cs and ink. Black stazon ink, WW cs. Extreme Elements and Skateboard stamp sets, distressing tool, color spriter tool, brads.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Leigh's party

My friend Leigh had a party a few weeks ago and these are the cards we made.

This first one uses the new Fun Flowers die from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Love that die! The leaves were made by cutting of the petals off the flower cutout. I used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and debossed the front side. Very cool effect. We also used the "air blower thingie" (aka color spritz tool). Another very cool effect, but you can't see it very well in the photos. It adds a misted look to it.

Ingredients: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, and Soft Suede cs, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede ink, Fresh Notes stamp set, and vintage brads.

My friend Susan asked if we could make this card at the party. It's on pg 194 in the catalog. I thought is was a regular sized card but it's actually only 3x3. Super cute. Used Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake ink, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Very Vanilla cs, Smooch Top Coat, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, pearl and mini library clip. I loved this little card.

Monday, January 31, 2011

I've got some shares

I don't know about you but I don't purchase the package of school pictures that Life Touch takes at our school. I have my opinion's but believe it or not, I'll keep them to myself. I do purchase the collage sheet for each boy so I can put it in their school album.
The school albums I'm doing for my boys is a small project to highlight their school years. It's a 12 x 12 album and there are 3 pages for each grade. 1st page is their collage, 2nd page is their class photo with names of every child and the 3 page is their report card, handprint (if I remember), a list of fav subjects, best friends, that kind of stuff. I also keep every layout simple so that is quick and I won't put it off.
Here is Colby's Gr. 2 collage page. Like I said, super simple. I used pp from Playdate pp pack, the "2" is cut with the bigshot and the A+ sticker is from the Playdate accents pack. I made the scallops by punching a bunch of 3/4" circles then cutting them in half with a scissor so they are not all perfect 1/2 circles.
I also wanted to share this card I mad for my friends birthday. Way back in November and just found it on my camera (along with 200 other pictures).
The pp is retired, I was using up scraps. The butterflies were cut with the big shot as well as the tag. The embossing was done with a cuttlebug folder and the jewel are SU! rhinestones. I think I've gone through 3 packs of those already, yikes!

Well, off to plan a project for Friday night!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Nope, not slowing down

Okay, so I thought things would slow down. Yes, I'm crazy, but I thought it would.
Oh well, I did survive all the threatening emails I recieved for not updating the blog. yikes. lol
But I'll make it up to you, I've got some exciting stuff to share.
It's that wonderful time of year again, no, not my birthday (that's next month BTW)
It's Sale-A-Bration!! woohoo SU! has some incredible product you can earn for free during this special sale. But hurry, it ends on March 31st.
To kick start this wonderful sale, I hostessing a mystery hostess party. What is a mystery hostess party you ask? Well, I'm invititng everyone down to my house for a SU! party and at the end of the evening someone will win the hostess benefits. Or maybe I'll split it between two winners. You'll have to attend to find out the details and hopefully win some FREE product.
The details:
Friday Feb. 4th
My house (email me for directions)
Bring a friend.
Please RSVP weather or not you'll be here by Feb. 1st.