Sunday, September 11, 2011

Autumn Artistry

I've been chosen as a designer for Autumn Artistry and this is your chance to sign up before early bird registration is over!

It’s time for a great stamping and paper crafting


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Projects, tutorials, chats, prizes, challenges, fun!!!!



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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Girls Night Out Stamp Club

Do you need a few hours to express your creative self? Love to make handmade gifts, but don't seem to find the time, a quiet spot or enough space at home? Enjoy time out with friends, and good conversation? Enjoy Stampin' Up! products, workshops and parties, but can't have a workshop right now? Want to build your craft supply collection, but only have so much to spend?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, my monthly Stamp Club may be for you!

Here is what you get:

* A 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue ($11.95 value)
* At least $35 in FREE product and a hostess stamp set during your hostess month.
* FREE make and takes each month; including cards, scrapbooking and fun gift ideas. I will provide the space, do the prep work and clean up the mess!
* Learn a new technique each month, which can be applied to your card and/or scrapbooking skills. Even if you don't think you are artistic, I can help you make great projects!

Here's what you agree to:

* Commit to buying a minimum of $30 (before S/H and tax, based on 8+ members) a month for the duration of the club.
* If you can't make it to the club night, submit your order to me before the club date.
* Bring your own adhesive and scissors (these will be available for purchase at the first club if needed).
* During your hostess month, provide simple goodies and beverages to snack on while we create and chat. A perfect chance to share your favorite recipe!

Please feel free to pass this information on to family, friends or co-workers. The more members, the more benefits YOU get during your hostess month!

You can sign up by leaving a comment or emailing me. If you know my number, you can call too! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sympathy cards

I hate making sympathy cards, and these last couple were the hardest ones yet. a really good friend of mine passed away suddenly at age 34 last week, and every time I sat down to make a card I started crying. This card is for my Dad and his wife, it took me hours to be able to actually sit down in my craft room without bawling like a baby.

My Grams was such an amazing lady. I see so much of her in me, and I can only hope to be 1/2 as great as she was. We were always close, even when I was a very young child, I loved spending time with her. Some of my favorite memories growing up are at her place and hanging out with her. I'm so glad I was able to move her out here with me for these last few years. For quite a while she lived just down the street, and we would go over often, usually just to hang out and chat, maybe play a few card games. She taught my son how to play connect 4 and Chinese Checkers, 2 of his favorite games. I loved taking the 2 of them to the park around the corner. She loved to watch him, and he loved to show off for her. I am heartbroken that my son will slowly forget how wonderful she really was until she is just someone he remembers from photographs.

Here they are last summer. She was 88 and on a merry-go-round, on a horse too, not just the bench. We took her to the local amusement park, and she had so much fun. Sevastian had the time of his life getting her on rides and showing her all the best rides. She went on way more than I normally do. I'm so glad they got to have that memory together.

I always knew somewhere in the back of my head that this day would come, but it never seemed real. I just thought she would always be here, or at least for a lot longer. My great grandma lived until 106, and I was in my 20's. I really hoped my son would have his GG around that long.

I've babbled long enough, here is the card I made in remembrance of her. She used to paint when she was younger, and she loved trees and lakes.

I've made a photo tutorial for this card, so I'll get that up sometime in the next couple of days. I leave tomorrow for Saskatchewan and a couple funerals. Once I get back and get back into the swing of things I promise I'll get more cards and scrapbook pages up on here. I've been making a Heritage Album for a while now, and I really want to get it done. I had hoped to give it to GG at Christmas, but now it will be for my son.

Thank you all for your kind emails, I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

away for a while

I hope you will all understand, but I need to take a bit of time away from my blog. My grams passed away last week and earlier today a good friend also passed away. I will be traveling for funerals and really not in the creative mood for a bit. I promise to get back on here as soon as possible. Thanks for sticking with me so far.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

no posts for a bit

I wanted to take the time to let you all know that I won't be posting for a while. My Grams has taken a turn for the worse and I want to spend as much time with her as possible. I will be posting a little bit, later this week, mostly just so I can de-stress and create something with my new goodies so stay tuned for that.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Big Top

I'm still feeling a bit under the weather, so I figured I'd post some pics 'under the big top'. I love how bright and cheery this set it, every time I see this paper I smile. If you've been thinking about getting some DSP now is the time, right now when you buy 3 packs you get the 4th for free! How great is that?

aren't these popcorn bags just the cutest thing ever? I'm definitely going to be caseing this idea.
I hope you are loving these convention diplays as much as I do. I only have few more left, and then hopefully I'll be feeling well enough to start playing with my new goodies.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nursery Nest Suite

How cute is this set? I love all the decor pieces they used as well as all the cards and scrapbooks and pages they did with this set.

clearly not just for girls, I love all the little candy wrappers, and that card is one of my favorites.

I can just picture this banner and bird cage up on a wall in a little girls room, how cute would that be.

Again this is just a quick post.... I've been sick for the past 2 days, and while I was hoping to be able to be up long enough to actually do something, this has just drained me. Hopefully I'll be better tomorrow.