December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I love having time off during the holidays. I can tell you it's been about 12 years since I've been able to have more than 2 days off in a row around Christmas time.  Restaurants are unforgiving.... as people need to eat! lol. I assure you, I am trying to use my time well..... going to bed early..... waking early without an alarm.... and getting creative while the family still sleeps! This is my favorite part of the day!

I saw this post on clean and simple stamping and thought.... what the hey! I'll try it out! So I did 2 cards, one for a boy, and one for a girl.... same pattern, stamp set and base cardstock... just different color combos using the NEW Color Coach ( pg. 165 in the SU main catty, $18.95 CDN ) Seriously..... it's so great and ubber helpful!

The stamp set featured is from ( of course ) the New Occasions Mini Catalogue, it's called Button, Button ( really? I wonder why?) and it's pretty cute.... there's 17 stamps, and a lot of them coordinate with the circle punches.  Anyhoo...... enjoy! I'm going to go tackle more goodies to play with.

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

December 30, 2010


I can't believe I actually got to scrapbook last night! 2 kids, 3 dogs and a full time job outside the home leaves me pretty exhausted at the end of the day. I pushed myself yesterday for 2 reasons. 1) I really wanted to scrap these pictures before my friend Kerri had her next birthday and 2) it was MY birthday, so I thought I deserved a little ME time before hitting the hay.

Everything but the ribbon is featured in the soon to be released Occasions  Mini Catalogue, and the photo's are from my good friends birthday party :) I thought the 2 step stamping using the Build a Blossom set would be challenging, as it has a coordinating punch, but after watching a small tutorial on Stampin' Up!'s website, it was easy as take-out ( the expression is PIE..... but I can't make pie) The patterned paper is Sweet Stitches, possibly a new favorite, and the layout is my version of the Got Sketch 106 #6 class it's a 2 page layout, but I'm featuring only 1 on here, the pictures on the second page are from later on that evening........

- if you can imagine, you can create it.

December 22, 2010

Sneek Peek...........

The 2011 Occasions Mini is almost here..... and I have some stuff to share with you!

As much as I love Christmas... and am sad that it will be over in 4 days..... I am super stoked to be able to use the new products from the mini. Spring like and bright..... they are cute, beautiful and precious! The embellishments are ridiculous.....but in a very very VERY good way. If you're a seamstress..... gardener.... or in general just like very pretty things....... there is so much to choose from. Simply amazing. Stampin' Up!'s best mini yet IMO.

See! THIS is what I'm talking about! AMAZING!!!!! Oh and then there's this one.....
For the softer side of things......... I am thoroughly loving the little bee.

There is more to come, as soon as I get all my presents wrapped for the kids ( oi! so many ) Then I can spread out in the craftroom and give all I got!

Occasions Mini products will be available on January 4th

- if you can imagine, you can create it

December 16, 2010

For the love of Lace

So, the week is coming to an end for  me, and I'm trying to play catch up on all my missed blog posts.... and what do I discover? I cannot find my camera. Not just 1..... but all 3. So I had to take this picture with my desktop camera thingy!

In the mean time, this is my card for the PPA73-CAS Elements of Style-Get Your Lace in Place!! challenge. Love the rose with the twisted ribbon. It was my first attempt, but I think it's pretty good. I am also finding that I put the SU pearls and rhinestones on EVERYTHING! TG they're not expensive at all.

I suspect that my almost 4 year old has taken the cameras and used / hidden them, so I will look later when they are awake. - if you can imagine, you can create it. But just in case you were wondering WHY the music notes are backwards......... to funny. 9 more days and he gets his own camera ( love digital ) from Santa so here's hoping I find mine :)) If not I'll have to borrow his.

December 14, 2010

part 2 of 2 for the sketchies!

These ones have a bit more detail I wanted to show, so there's some close ups...... the 2 pages also use the same Designer Series Paper pack called Greenhouse Gala..... and there's coordinating stamp sets, and a scrapbook tote too! Seriously. AMAZING!!

And again, all goodies are Stampin' Up!
 - if you can imagine, you can create it.

sketches galore! 1 of 2 posts.

So. I joined a class! Online layout class. And in true Colleen fashion, the work was done, but I never submitted my homework :( So I will put it HERE for you all to see :))

All supplies are Stampin' Up! as usual..... this is really fun! You can still order the classes online, just follow the link

-if you can imagine, you can create it.

December 6, 2010

eeny MINI miny mo!

It's on it's way! Here is a sneek preview of what's coming in the mini! THIS is where you'll find out all the great products for this particular promotion. Order online, or send an email!

Dates to remember:
December 17th - 24th: Filled with Love Bundle promo'
January 4th - Occasions Mini Catalogue starts
January 25th - March 31 SALE-A-BRATION!!

- if you can imagine, you can create it.