Sunday, July 22, 2007

{ another type of blog tag }

Thank you to all who nominated me for the "Rockin' Girl Blogger Award"! What fun! I'd like to tag these 5 chicks because their blogs are awesome and ones that I visit at least once a day!

1. Nancy's Creative Mess
2. Orange Moose
3. Quilt Nut
4. Stampinsars
5. Card Creme

Thursday, July 19, 2007

{ kreations by krissy }

Some of you may have noticed that I've had a pink banner ad on my blog off and on for awhile. The ad is for the "Kreations by Krissy" ebay store. Last week I received a few emails from people wondering if the owner of Kreations by Krissy, Kristi Ferro, was a business partner or somehow connected to Paper Pretties. I checked with Kristi and she's not involved in the business of Paper Pretties, but she has been a moderator of the Paper Pretties yahoogroup.

Kristi asked me to place an ad on my blog in exchange for me earning free product. So far I have earned $1 - woohoo. ;-) The way our deal works is if a customer orders $15 or more from her and they use the coupon code Spring07 I earn a $1 product credit to her store and the customer receives 15% off their order. She has lots of neat paper crafting products and I plan to place an order soon. The nice thing about her ebay store is that everything is in stock and she ships it out immediately after you purchase it. Check it out! Right now she has her primas and some brads at 40% off!


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

{ a card }


Here's a more positive post for you on this beautiful (sweltering) sunny afternoon!

I made 2 of these cards yesterday following the sketch on Julee's blog. She has a fun game of bingo going on right now and she draws more numbers if people post cards they've made using her sketch! I pretty much followed her sketch. The only reason I flipped it the other way is because I cut the patterned paper too small -- ooops. ;-)

Most of the supplies used in this card were in the blog candy that I won recently from Pegi. Thanks again Pegi! You sent me some really beautiful things!

Have a great day everyone!


Monday, July 09, 2007

{ the scramper sack }


WOW - look at the amazing blog candy I won this morning!! Toni over at Stamping Diva has launched a new business making these AWESOME totes that are perfect for every paper crafter! You have got to head over to her blog to check them out! I am just so excited that I actually won this!

THANK YOU Toni!! I wish you every success in your new business venture.


Friday, July 06, 2007

{ great workshop }

Good Morning!

I'm so excited to share all the fun projects that were done at my workshop last night! 3 words to describe my SU demonstrator... creative, kind, generous! One of the nicest perks of hosting a workshop (with Sarah as the demonstrator!) is that you get to keep all of the projects she demonstrates!

When Sarah arrived she gave me this beautiful fresh bouquet of lavender out of her yard.

The next photo is one of the make & takes we did using one of the new "In Colors". I have to tell ya, I had no interest in this color UNTIL I actually used it! I love it now. :-) Sarah shared a neat technique for this one... to make a marker with the "In Colors" you just squirt a bit of the re-inker onto something and then soak up the ink with a blender pen. You would dedicate one end of each blender pen to a specific color and just keep re-inking it as necessary. This is how we colored the images for the make & take cards. The argyle paper we used is the new designer paper that's available in a variety colors. And here I thought I had enough patterned paper. ;-)

Sarah also let us make one of these little gift pouches! Isn't it cute? Just the perfect size for a pair of diamond earrings or a starbuck's gift card, etc. Don't you just love the little detail with the flower punch? So cute!

The next 2 cards are ones that Sarah demonstrated for us. Notice the lady bug on the Pick a Petal card? She made it out of a brad! It's adorable!

She also demonstrated this sweet 6x6 scrapbook page and included a magnet with it in case I wanted to add a photo to it and give it to someone to hang on the fridge - how thoughtful!

And the last photo is the hostess gift that Sarah gave me. It's a collection of the new "In Colors" card stock, some of the new chipboard pieces!! And some ribbon. And some large square envelopes! Very nice!

Thanks again Sarah for putting on such a nice workshop for us. I appreciate all the work you put into it!

And a big thank you to Jill, Aunt Shirley, Charlene, Jennifer and Lisa for coming/ordering! Thanks to you I get to pick out a Level 2 hostess set - very exciting!

Have a stampy weekend!


Thursday, July 05, 2007

{ win a ribbon holder }

Stephanie is giving away a ribbon holder to celebrate her birthday! The loaded one shown here is mine... so, ya, the ribbon is not included LOL. Now hop on over to Stephanie's blog to enter her blog candy and wish her a happy birthday!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

{ new stampin' up catalogue }

Good Morning,

I hope everyone had a good Canada Day long weekend! We went to Whistler to celebrate our anniversary, which was really nice!

Yesterday I picked up the new Stampin' Up! catalogue from Sarah and I must say it is a beautiful catalogue! There are quite a few things that I "must have" and I'm sure that list will grow once I start seeing all the beautiful things people make with the new stamps & stuff. To celebrate the arrival of the new catalogue I'm hosting a workshop this Thursday evening. If you'd like to come, please let me know! (Abbotsford, BC) I am also collecting outside orders from people who would like to place an order but are unable to attend the workshop. You can view the Canadian catalogue online here: Stampin' Up! Fall - Winter Collection 2007. Please email me if you're interested in coming or ordering. Thanks!!

A few of my favorites so far...

In the Spotlight - Level 2 Hostess Set
Vases in Vogue - Level 3 Hostess Set
Pick a Petal
Baroque Motifs
Posy Background
Polka Dot

What are your immediate "must haves" from the new catalogue?!