October 28, 2010

Double Whammy

So this is a double whammy challenge card. Part 1 is a sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts and the other is a color challenge from Stacey's Stamping Stage. Some times you just get stuck without a design, or a color combo, and BOTH these blogs are super helpful. There's no rules, just more like guidelines. So great. And I can tell you at 5 am, with only 1.5 hours before I leave for my day job...... a helping hand is appreciated ( I'm one of those gals that will spend 6 hours coming up with a design, that you could repeat in 20 minutes ) SO. If you're up for the challenge, try them out! 

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

Christmas Card Extravaganza

Well we're doing it again, but this year there's a twist. I'm holding a card party with a competitor! Ruth from CTMH ( owner of Stamp Off Eh? ) and I are going to be making kits from our respective companies, and sharing them with friends on the 14th of November. We are doing 4 designs each , and everyone attending will be making 12 cards. We are charging a small fee for the kits, and the hostess is providing the space ( very important ) and the drinks (even more important).  Hit the link in the blog title to see the facebook event.

No matter how you look at it, having a bunch of friends over to make Christmas cards, with pot-luck favorites and hot chocolate is probably the best way to get your card-groove on.

These are the hopefuls I will be presenting in my kit......

 Send me an email for more information if you are interested in a kit, the party is for Calgarians only ;(

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

October 27, 2010

have your CAKE and eat it too!!!

Well well well. Looks like I have some BLOG CANDY to give away!!!!! Here's the catch though. You ( as a follower ) need to get 2 people to follow this blog to enter to win. I know, I'm evil. BUT really it's not that hard. Get your friends to sponser you by hitting " follow" and posting a comment on who they want to win!!  This is a level 1 hostess set ( the give away is wood mount ) so if you want it, either spend $200.00 Canadian or.........you get the idea.

The draw will be on the 15th of November, so you have time.

Cheers and happy Stampin'

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

October 25, 2010


I was going though some of my posts, while blog shopping during my lunch break at work. MY PHOTOS are hideous. I will do my very best in the next week or 2 to find ( ya I know ) my good camera, and set up a mini studio. I will find a pretty corner somewhere.......................

Anyhoo, Happy Stampin' everyone!

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

October 18, 2010

holy scary bat(s) man!!

I dunno. It's always really early in the morning when I come up with these post titles. We had a great "class" yesterday with my Stampers 10 ladies..... I hope everyone has a great time at them..... This is the Halloween page I forced them to make.....

The little birdy ( scary raven ) has some bling in his eyes, I love the new rhinestones. The bats make me happy, and I have an addiction to the embossing folders. 

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

October 14, 2010

...no sharing.....the candy that is!!

This is a multi-purpose project. I fiddled around with the idea of a treat bag, and while surfing for ideas, I came across yet another Stampin' Royalty Challenge. This one is Spooky Kooky aka Halloween, Challenge #41 I have the worst set up for taking photos right now, so bare with me on the "glare" ugh.

Either way, I love the embossing, the black lace ribbon from the holiday mini is fantastic.... and who doesn't LOVE candy corn?????

This is just showing the little bits of detail on the flap that holds the bag together. FYI..... velcro closures from the dollar store make FABULOUS bag-keeper-shutters.....

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

October 8, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #40

Because I didn't do #1 - #39.... lol. But I found it NOW and that's all that matters. Great Challenge site for those of you who are "color-stuck" as I am. Anyone notice how the few items I've made DIDN'T have O.O in them?  Anyhoo the team at Stampin' Royalty put together some fun colors for me to try!

ps. my new job is giving me lots of stress free spare time to fiddle around. Change is GREAT!!

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

October 7, 2010

Celebrity Color Challenge

Hey hey hey! I'm getting productive! I follow challenges.  COLOR challenges always catch my eye.... I struggle with choosing different colors ( old olive is my default.....it's pretty ) So when I saw the color challenge from Pals Paper Arts this week, I made a point of being late for work so I could get it done!

Shhh....... don't tell my boss!

This particular challenge has a couple NEW In Colors, Pear Pizzaz and Peach Parfait..... along with Mambo Melon from the Brights family. So great! And now I want gelato for breakfast......

-if you can imagine, you can create it.

A Big Thanks!

I just received my first blog award! Thank you to Pigtail1's Paper Patch!
Once you receive this award you do the following:

-thank the person who passed it to you
-post it on your blog
-share 3 things you like about yourself or that you enjoy doing
-pass it on to 5 others

the 3 things i enjoy doing::
drinking coffee, watching a select few regular programs on tv when I get the chance, and being able to spend quality time with my husband and kids.

so now to pass this on to:
Pauline @ the pursuit of stampin'ess
the ladies over @Pals Paper Arts
Ellen Kemper @Blinkin' Thinkin' and Inkin'  
and Andrea @Card Making Momma

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

October 6, 2010

Think Pink!

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And like many women, I have been affected by one form of Cancer or another in my life. My father passed away of cancer in 1985. My mother in 2000. My best friend I spoke of in my previous post survived it, and so did I. I thought I'd make a note card (3x3) because for the time being, until we beat this crappy disease..... we will ALL be affected by it. All supplies are SU, all supplies are current and can be found in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

Those who know me.....

My best friend Jana is one of the funniest people I have ever met. This summer we spent 2 whole weeks together at my cabin, with our kids ( 2 adults, 4 children under the age of 7 ) And although the kids NEVER got along... Jana and I did, without missing a beat. She sent me this email and photo today, because she loves the fact that I scrapbook / card make.... and she knows me really...really...REALLY well. So I'd like to share.

-if you can imagine, you can create it.

October 5, 2010

Sale Sale SALE!!!!!!

SO. If you like sales, you'll LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE this one. Stampin' Up! has a clearance section! And they just added a whack of retired items to it. You cannot get these items anywhere else, unless you want to over-pay on ebay....... click HERE to view...... and send me an email if you'd like anything! OR place your order online through my store -HERE!

if you can imagine, you can create it.