Thursday, November 26, 2009

Need a Christmas Gift???

Wondering where I am?? Well I am home with sick kiddies, and a stack of cards to be made! I have finished 108 of the 300 I need to have ready by next needless to say I have not been creating a whole bunch! But I decided to take a break tonight as I am all out of Snail and have used up my Dollar Store supply as off to the Glencoe Dollar store tmw! So on my break I decided to whip something up that's been on my mind for a few days. I am making gift certificates! So if you would like your hubby's or other family members to bu you a great gift without the craziness of the malls. tell them to give me a call! I am selling gift certificates for $10.00, $25.00 and $50.00. Please note: they are only redeemable through me! All gift certificates will come in this cute little card/certificate holder (thanks Ange for the idea!)

Also, the Four Counties Foundation is hosting a Christmas Marketplace on Saturday Dec.5th. I will have a table there and will be bringing these cute little certificates with me so again, if you would like some spending money to pick something out of the catalogue, send someone down to see me! Hope you all are well and will post again soon!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

My First Out of Home Workshop!

Happy Tuesday All! This is a card that I did last night at my first "out of home" workshop - which was such a fun night. I met a really great group of ladies! It was a definite learning experience as I forgot sooo many things - envelopes, calculator, scrap paper, even the Soft Suede that goes behind Dasher was left on my scrapbook table at home! However, live and learn - and I am so thankful for the chance to have met these ladies and share my love for scrapbooking and cardmaking. So colours on this cards are Soft Suede, Taken with Teal inks and card stock is Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Soft Suede and Taken with Teal. I also added a piece of Holiday Lounge DSP to give it a little extra. Stamp sets used are All Holidays, Snow Swirled, and Dasher. To finish it off I used some Dazzling Diamonds on Dasher's antlers and on a few snowflakes. Very Very simple, but unique and crafty at the same time. Have a great day and hope you can enjoy some of this sunshine! Steph

Two Little Angels

Hello All! Hope you had a good week-end. I had a very busy but great week-end. Our Open House was a huge success and thanks to all who came out to check us out! Today's post is a simple scrapbook page I put together Friday night. When I got my new Holiday Lounge paper and saw the page with the large bulbs on it I knew I was going to use it for some sort of scrapbook page, then when I came across last years Christmas pics of the girls, I thought is was perfect! So paper is Ruby Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Holiday Lounge DSP. I used the Eyelet Edge punch to dress up a strip of Ruby Red, which I also distressed with Ruby Red ink. I added a piece of Soft Suede gross grain ribbon and also attached a little bow to dress it up. My "Noel" is Stampin'Up! chipboard inked with Old Olive classic ink ( if I had craft I would've used craft as it tends to look a little nicer on the chipboard).The picture is mounted on Ruby Red and Soft Suede Cardstock. This page was so easy but I just love it because it is so simple that it allows you to focus on the two angels in the picture. Hope you like!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Serene Snowflakes

Hello Everyone! We made it back from the North and I'd like to say we're all refreshed, but I would be telling a white lie! I have 300 Christmas cards to make and have been cutting paper like a mad woman! However, we did have a lovely time and it was good to have a little down time. So on to today's post...this is a card I made tonight at my monthly Stampin'Up! meeting. My up line Becky designed it and I just love it! We used the new stamp set in the Holiday Mini, Serene Snowflakes. Cardstock is Kraft and Bordering Blue along with Whisper White. We used the awesome new shimmer paint, Champagne and Frost to stamp the snowflakes onto the cardstock. The large snowflake is stamped with Bordering Blue Craft ink. The large oval was used for the greeting and it is stamped with basic gray. Some Whisper White organza is used along with a brass brad to dress it up and voila, a super easy yet super elegant Christmas card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jolliest Time of the Year

Happy Friday! Here's another oldie I decided to post (trying to make 300 cards for the hospital, so finding little time to create!) This one uses the Jolliest Time of the Year stamp set. It's really quite nice as it has this tree, a snowman (see Frosty post)., and a Santa. Colours used are Old Olive, Basic Black, Ruby Red, and Summer Sun on Whisper White. The lights behind the tree are from the Stampin Around wheel Bright Bulbs. The striped paper at the bottom is from last years Hallowe'en DSP (it actually has skulls on the back!) This is a very simple card but is one of my favourites - I love Old Olive!

Just an FYI so I don't disappoint you all over the week-end, I am headed to the great North for the week-end so I won't be able to post until Tuesday again. Will see you then, and remember to contact me if you are interested in either the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack on the 20th or if you would like to purchase a set of cards for the Four Counties Hospital

Have a great weekend!

Dasher #2

Good morning All! Those clouds outside do not look very promising! Today's card is one I had already made but haven't posted yet, so thought I would share it today (sorry if you have already seen it at my house!) I'm not sure what's up with my scanner but it seems to really make the white and lighter colours too bright. You can see some of the blue above the right side of Dasher, on my card it is like that about 3/4 of the way down. Maybe it's the ribbon not allowing it to lay flat? I used the Dasher stamp and the Peace/Love/Joy is from the All Holidays stamp set, which is really great as it does cover most of the holidays. Colours are Chocolate Chip cardstcok, Whisper White, and the retired DSP Ski Slope (sorry - just had to use it cuz I still love it!) Inks are Chocolate Chip, and Baja Breeze (which you could use Bashful Blue) to sponge on the Whisper White Top Note punched out with the Big Shot. I just lightly sponged to give it a soft sky feeling. I used some Ribbon behind the Top Note, which has a Chocolate Chip Top Note behind it to pop it out a little. And finally I added some Dazzling Diamonds to Dasher's antlers and the bottom for some snow. Feel like creating this card? Why not just switch out the DSP to the new Holiday Lounge our Merry Moments, I'll bet it looks great! Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Four Counties Fund Raiser


$20.00 per package, includes $10.00 to the hospital
10 cards per package, 2 each of 5 designs

Hello Again (bonus post for yesterday's no post!)

I am doing a fundraiser for the Four Counties Foundation and need you help to make it successful! My goal is to sell 30 packages of the these cards. There are 10 cards in each package, 2 each of 5 designs. They sell for $20.00 each, with $10.00 going directly to Four Counties Hospital. Please e-mail me at if you or someone you know is interested in a package of these cards, it's for a great cause AND who doesn't like a hand made Christmas card?

Autumn Splendour

Hello All! Here is the page that we just did for Club night (which I just love so much, thanks ladies for coming out!) I used More Mustard, Taken with Teal, and Really Rust Classic Ink. The DSP used is out of the Holiday Mini and I just love using it! Cardstock used is Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Very Vanilla and Taken with Teal. I also used the Leaves #2 Die to add some dimension, I first ran them through the Big Shot with Very Vanilla cardstock and then through with some Chipboard to pop them up a little. Hope you like :)