December 19, 2011

My Halloween...... posted just before

So I do realize that it's 6 days before Christmas, and I know I still have to post something creative with paper, but I wanted to share my bestest halloween costume to date. You see, I work in a nightclub on the weekends, as the hostess, and be it that I LOVE halloween..... I love dressing up for the occasion. This year I went as a zombie-doll. It was fun, and I was happy to have a creative flash. I still have yet to scrap the pictures of the boys and their costumes, but now that Christmas card season has come to an end...... I will have more time. So here is my spooky zombie-doll costume!

- don't forget to take time for yourself.

July 1, 2011

mmmmmm coffee.........

new in color pool party


masking and layering makes for happy coffee mugs
- don't forget to take time for yourself.

June 30, 2011

Demo's might recogize this one.....

My take on a " SU demo only" sample

crumple up SU cardstock. It's 4 layers that you can peel apart to add more dimension to your projects.
- don't forget to take time for yourself.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Ok well, it's almost the first day of the new SU catalogue..... but WAAAAYYYY more exciting than school.....

ya know when you start your year at school, you have a brand new home room, some new school mates, and of course all new text books???? Same subjects as the year before, but maybe a bit more advanced...... either way, sometimes you long for that old text book, that you knew inside and out, top to bottom, with all your notes written on the side, folded corners where you wanted to really remember something........

Well, every year that's how I feel when SU releases their new catalogue and idea book. It's all still Stampin' Up!.... but the layout has changed, the colors are different, things are not in the same place. And every year, I think..... how am I going to remember all this? Well.... just like last year and the year before that ( you get the idea ) I can't wait to dig my heels in deep this year, come up with some amazing ideas, share ones that were taught to me, and display them all ( high hopes ) on this blog site.

I know in my last post I said I was no longer going to be an active demonstrator..... but once you SEE THE NEW CATTY...... don't hesitate to book a party with me. You want this me, my wish list is a mile long already.

I know these are summer mini entries.... but I've been a little busy.
I'm just going to post pics as I make projects. I don't think we all need to read my babbly novels every single

- don't forget to take time for yourself.

June 7, 2011

going.....going....gone ( as of June 30th )

Well friends, it's that time of year again, where the people down at Stampin' Up! decide what stays and sadly, what goes into retirement. I don't know about you guys, but when I look at the retirement accessories, I panic. Take a peak here for a list of stamps and here for the accessories.

Try not to cry, you can always find things on ebay for ten times the price

- even the dog is covered in glitter.

May 25, 2011

No More Demo's............

Except for online of course! I have been away for a while. 3 months to be exact. There are things that have gone on in my life that have re-routed my personal course. However, though inactive as an actual demonstrator, I have the best intentions of maintaining my blog with ideas, inspirations and incentives!

My new approach to paper crafting is this. Use what you have! I will feature new and old Stampin Up items, as well as items from other companies. I will do my best to list the products used and where you can get them. This is my new beginning.

- don't forget to take time for yourself.

February 22, 2011

Before and After!

In my group of ladies that get together once a month.... we have a non-card maker. She once told me that she just takes the cards we DO make and turns them into scrapbook pages. She couldn't make the last get together, so I took the liberty of changing the 2 cards into pages for her. So here are the BEFORE and the AFTER of what we did last Sunday.


original ( sorry I can't seem to rotate it )
page: the "Details" is the envelope, so you can store goodies!
this is the original. I try to do at least 1 actual page during my gatherings

Sale-a-Brate good times! Come On!!!!

da-da-da-da. da. da. da-da! WOO - HOO!!!

 Ya.... I know.....sorry. But I too have had that song stuck in my head for a while now, and I thought I'd share. Speaking of sharing ( enter segway....) here is a 2 pager I made of the kids making Grandma's Christmas present. No children were harmed in these photos, and lots of paint was eaten. TG for non-toxic!!! It's using the freebies from the SAB catty.....

- don't forget to take time for yourself.

cupcake.... you're sweet!

Got some new toys a while ago....... just couldn't find my camera!! ( shame on me ) but I found it.... hanging up on my wall..... next to the charger and the USB cord......ahem.....

Here's a little ditty using the big shot, and the new build a cupcake punch and coordinating stamp set!
- don't forget to take time for yourself.

January 20, 2011

Spring is in the air ( at least in my craftroom.....)

Well, it's no doubt that it's been cold across the country, and what Calgary had last week has now moved east, and is hitting my old hometown of Winnipeg full force. HA!! Ahem.... sorry. Either way, Christmas is done, Valentine's day is around the corner for those who celebrate ( will do heart cards later, right now I'm just not feelin it ) But SPRING!! Ah, spring is fast approaching! I haven't been demonstrating to many goodies that are somewhat challenging lately, not sure why, but I plan to redeem myself this year with ( hopefully ) mind blowing ideas and inspirations!

This is my first attempt at this......... it's a 2 for one, using Vintage Springtime designer series paper from the OMC from Stampin' Up! It's a card with a Corner Book Mark! Links are as follows:

Card: Double Pocket Card from splitcoast
Corner Book Mark: again from splitcoast

- don't forget to take time for yourself.

January 11, 2011

Take A Spin

These spinners from the New Occasions Mini catalogue are the cutest ever! Yes they are interactive, so you can play around with the particulars of what each stamp from the " Take a Spin" set. I made this cute pair using the challenge from Curtain Call at Stampin with Stacey Act 64. It's nice to change up the colors once in a while. I am adding Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist to my list of favorites ( which up until the new colors came out, was only Old Olive ) Please enjoy!

- don't forget to take time for yourself.

January 5, 2011

It's FINALLY here!

The New Mini Catalogue is HERE!!!!! Click on the title of this post to see what's inside! Don't forget, you can order from my online store, via email or call it in! An even better way to get what's inside..... HOST a party! Not only do you get to hang out with your friends and have fun, but you EARN FREE STAMPS AND SUPPLIES!!!!
- don't forget to take time for yourself.

January 2, 2011


Just thought I'd see if Blogger had any "new" templates..... I like this one..... just thought I'd play around with different looks!- if you can imagine, you can create it.

January 1, 2011

Whooooo doesn't love stamps and punches??

OK! Sale-a-bration starts in 24 days. It's like Christmas all over again, but for yourself! This little cutie owl is one of the stamp sets you can earn ( check out website for more detail, or call me, or email me ) FOR FREE!! And this is just ONE of the stamps! It clearly coordinates with the Owl punch from the main catty.... and the red glitter paper is in the Occasions Mini which starts in 3 DAYS!!!!! I picked up the googly eyes as soon as my punch arrived, at a dollar store.... so a gazzilion for $1.00. Score. And I tried my hand at Rub-ons..... did you know that the adhesive remover also removes rub-ons ( for those of us who try fine detail things after way to much coffee.... this is good to know. ) ?


- if you can imagine, you can create it.