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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kits for Cancer

Hi Everyone
No project today; but I have just put a bunch of kits together to raise money for the Weekend to End Woman's Cancers.  Next Saturday I will be doing the 30km walk, but I need to raise all my donation of $1250 first, now I am close! I need around $200 more, so I put these kits together to reach my goal! I've donated all these supplies so 100% of the cost of these kits will be donation towards the walk.  The top picture kits are a minimum donation of $20 and I have 3 kits; middle kits min $10 also 3 kits; and bottom is min $25 donation and I only have 1.  All are valued over the min donation.  These are local pick up only: so Edmonton Area.  If you need it mailed to you, you will have to pay shipping as I am already donating these kits. I'm sure you understand.  All donations over $10 will receive a tax receipt via emai as well!
I have placed these on my Facebook page as well; please email me( ) or phone 780-973-3202,  ASAP if there is a kit that you want to make sure it is not gone.  Please donate HERE!  If you do not want a kit and just would like to donate, please feel free to!
THANK YOU so much for your support!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Memorable Memo's Board

Hi Everyone
Just a quickie post today; busy day with the twins.  We are off to meet some school friends to play at the splash park this morning then off to Capital X late afternoon/evening! Crazy day for me!!! Hope the boys hold up! is my project today; a Memorable Memo Board made with all SU! except the frame.  I am going to offer this up as a class in September, so if you are in the Edmonton, AB area please stay turned for details.  For the class, you'll be making a few more magnets and push pins, plus you can choose your own colors and pattern paper.  Now you are probable wondering how I made this with all SU!? Well SU! now sells Cork sheets(119819, $12.95/6) and Magnet Sheets (119816, $12.95/3) both come in 6x13" size.  They are perfect for cutting through the Big Shot to make shapes, but with this project I just cut them off.  The Magnet Sheets are even self adhesive! WOW! The awesome things you can make with these!  I have sooo many ideas!  Again, check back for those!!  Both these products will get your inspirational juices flowing!
Please leave a comment if your interested in joining the class, I will contact you when I have a date. If your not by me but live in Canada, you can order the supplies off of my On-Line Store with the link on you right.  Once you order the supplies, I will email you the directions on how to make this awesome Memo board.    Please feel free to leave a comment if you like it! Comments make my day!
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Announcements!!!! Freebies!!!!

Hi Everyone
Today's post is of a simple but totally cute project.  This is SU! new  12x12 album and I just personalized it with Decor Elements and Ribbon! How cute is this?  I love the album on it's own, but I just couldn't resist decorating it.  As it's plastic, it is perfect to add a Decor Element to it.  Plus as it is only $24.95 it is totally feasible as well! I love the new plastic albums; I have a zoo of animals and my linen ones are alway covered in cat hair! LOL! Not this one though!
I have 2 announcements to make today;

1) SU! EXTRA EXTRA Hostess Promotion
July 27-August 31 hostesses can earn an extra $35 in free merchandise when they host a workshop totaling $450 or more. WAHOO! Who doesn't want more hostess money! FREE SU! That would give you $80 to spend in any current SU! brochure/catalogue! BONUS Only offered by ME: I will start my FREE My Digital Studio or Big Shot Hostess with the Mostess Give Away to combine with this AWESOME promotion from SU!  So Starting TODAY all $450workshop will not only receive an extra $30 but with  2 booking  and and extra $150 in orders they will receive their choice of My Digital Studio or Big Shot for FREE from ME!!!! Please Click HERE to read the details.
2) Design Team! Twisted Sketches Scrapbook
I am also very happy to announce that I made the Design Team over at Twisted Sketches for Scrapbooking! So I will still be on the DT for the card sat the same time! I am over the moon! I love their sketches, and I love being on DT as it really pushes you outside your comfy box! WAHOO!  To go see all the awesome designers who are on the team as well please click HERE.

Old Olives Leaves Album 119812 $24.95
Direction of Your Dreams (Small ,Black) 116070, $15.95
1 1/4" Basic Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 115615 $13.50/30ft

Don't forget about my July On-Line Special of FREE In Color Markers with $100 purchase; ends soon!  Click my Shopping Cart on the right to get shopping! Markers will be shipped separately or if you add to cart I will refund you; but your total must be $100 before the  markers! Click HERE for details.
Thanks so much for stopping by

Monday, July 26, 2010

Twisted Cards #17: Late!

Hi Everyone
Well we are back from camping; it was great and I love my trailer! What I loved most is having my boys away from electronics for the week though! Just good old fashion outside playing!
So is my card for Saturday's Twisted Sketches Card #17: this weeks Twist is Glitter!!  Well with a twist like that, I just had to do a girly card!  And as soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly which new stamp set I was going to use!
Stamps: Aviary cling mount with clear blocks
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Ink: Old Olive ( Marker) , Melon Mambo( Marker), Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Tissue Paper, #2 Circle Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder,Alphabet Simple Letters Die, Chipboard, Big Shot, Two Step Bird XL punch (used wings for leaves), Jewels(NEW adhesive Rhinestones!!!), Fine Supernova Glitter Aqua, 2-Way Glue pen

In keeping with my special this month of FREE markers with $100 online orders; I used some markers to make this card.  This awesome stamp set come with on stamp that is the stem of the bird cage, and the easies way to change the height is to just use a marker to color the stem as long as you want, easy! I used a lot of SU! NEW products on this card; like those cute adhesive backed Rhinestones, love them!!! Plus the new embossing folder is just awesome; I used daffodil delight card stock them rubbed my daffodil delight ink pad over top to highlight it! So easy and just makes the embossing pop! One last detail; my letter were too big for the card so I just chopped them down a bit to make the scale better for the card.
I know I promised a tutorial up, and I have recorded it, but I am at the mercy of waiting for my husband to download it off the camera from me! So soon I hope!
Thanks so much for stopping by

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gone camping!

Hi Everyone
I'll be on holiday until Sunday so no new posts till then. My twisted sketches will be late but it's a cute sketch so go play on Saturday!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Scrappin' while it's raining!

Hi Everyone
Ok this should make up for my lack of posts this summer! Lot's of pics for you with this double layout!  It's another rainy day here in the Edmonton area so today I decided to play with my new box of SU! goodies that arrived late last week; I've been soo busy today has been my first chance to play.  And this is what I came up with; a double layout of my little hams goofing around for the camera after their soccer fest.  I just love these pics of them, and I am soo please with how the LO's turned out!  Most of the embellishments came from the awesome new kit Play Date Quick accents which are sticky die cuts! They match the Play Date DSP (pattern paper for you non SU! folks); I really love this collection; honestly it is not my normal style and as soon as I saw it I was so attracted to it!!  It's hard to see in the picture, but under neath the marble accent is one of the mushroom stickers from the kit, it looks soo cute!  I also distressed all the papers with the New Distessing Essentials kit which truely is amazing! LOVE IT!
 The cute owls were made with SU!'s cool new 2 Step Owl punch; this thing just ROCKS!  Seriously, look at them, don't you just love them!  Now I'm still having trouble figuring out how to download my tutorials; but Angie Juda is a USA demo & she has a great tutorial up on this cute owls, so you should go watch it after you read my post first, LOL!  Click HERE
I've listed all the supplies I've used for the LO's below, if you live in Canada and would like to order any of them; please either contact me or use my 24/7 On-Line Shopping link on your right; just click SHOP NOW once your there.  Don't forget that all on-line orders of $100+ of products receives a FREE PACKAGE OF IN COLOR MARKERS!  Click HERE for details. If your from the States, order from Angie, she is a great gal with an amazing blog!

Paper: Playdate DSP 117168; Old Olive, Choc Chip, So Saffron & Tempting Turquoise Card Stock
Stamps: Funky Four 120438
Punches: Two Step Owl XL 118074(LOVE HIM), Fancy Flower XL 118073, 5 Petal Flower XL 119880,2 3/8" Scallop Circle 118874, Two Step Bird XL 117191(Branches for owl, and wings for leaves)
Big Shot Dies: Circles #2 Die 114526(tissue flowers);Alphabet Simple Numbers 115968, Alpha Simple Letters 115960; Serif Essentials Alpha 113464
Embellishments: Play Date Quick Accents 117172 (heaveryweight self adhesive die cuts), Old Olive 1 1/4" Striped Ribbon 115618, Distressing Essential kit 118762 (AWESOME) Smooch Spritz Gold Glow 118770 and Log Cabin 119921; Retired Rub ons and Epoxy Brads; Tim Holds Tag stamped with Funky Four Stamp set with  Real Red & Espresso Markers: unknown Chip board

If anyone would like details on how I made the flowers, just ask me in the comment section and I will post it! The right side LO is based on  Twisted Sketches #55.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hostess with the Mostess Promotion

Hi Everyone
A few weeks ago I posted that I had a big announcement coming soon; so today, I thought I would announce it!
Hostess With the Mostest Extravaganza
2 Months of Freebies

I love my Hostesses, with out you, I would not have a successful business. Now it is time for me to THANK YOU! Starting September 1st till October 3rd, I will be running the Hostess with the Mostest Promotion. This is only available through ME, this is NOT an SU! promotion but an Inked Stamper Promotion!!

Starting September, the first 10 workshops booked/month will be eligible to earn the BIG SHOT or My Digital Studio for FREE! This is not a typing error, FREE is correct! FREE FREE FREE! Your choice! I will bring them to your Workshop & you will receive your pick for FREE THAT NIGHT! How will you choose? Tough choice, but I'm sure you'll manage! How do you earn one of these awesome goodies for free? EASY! 
  1. Book a Workshop within the dates: Sept-October, Scrapbook, Card, 3D or Decor
  2. Have sales of $600 at your event
  3. Have 2 of your Friends Book their OWN workshop so they can earn their own Big Shot or MDS for FREE!
Now I've set the requirements at a nice easy level! My average workshop is around the $500 mark and my average booking/show is 1.75, so these are easily achievable and I intend to have EVERY hostess reach these targets! I want to make you ALL happy! My advice is to BOOK early: only the first 10 workshops/month are going to be Hostess with the Mostest Workshops; plus the earlier you book, the easier it will be for your friends to earn their own BIG SHOT or MDS for FREE! That way you will not have to share your Big Shot! If you already own both the Big Shot & MDS, we can work out a substitution.
Thanks so much for stopping by

Hailey'sPosse's Party Projects

Hi Everyone
I just wanted to start this post off by saying I have actually recorded my first tutorial to show some techniques to use our SU! markers with, BUT apparently my video camera does not want to co-operate and I'm having trouble downloading it on my computer.  So I'm trying!
Today's pictures are of the awesome  projects made by Hailey & her Posse of Awesome Girls at her 9th birthday party that I had the pleasure of teaching at! All the girls were fantastic and everyone enjoyed making their projects; and I enjoyed teaching them!  I put my sample up to show the girls; they each picked their papers; we made the flowers together and I told them that this is THEIR project and I wanted them to use their creative juices to make it special just for them, and the top picture show just how creative the girls were! How cute!  The bottom picture is of the special b-day girl herself Hailey(right) and her gorgeous big sister!  I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Annette who is Hailey's Mom & her wonderful family!  |Annette helped all the girls; cut the material with the Big Shot  while her amazing husband help by gluing the bobby pins onto the felt for the girls to make their hair pins (Hailey's is in her hair);PLUS Annette's parents were there and they helped out too!  The party was such a success because everyone helped out and it just ran sooo smoothly!  So thank you for an amazing class!
Happy Birthday week Hailey! ;)
Thanks for stopping by today

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kid's Crafty Corner

Hi Everyone
Does your child have a birthday coming up? Have you thought about a crafting party?  This is the project that I will be teaching Hailey and her friends at her 9th b-day party on Wednesday. Cute, eh! I love classes like these because everyone's projects will look different! I just cut up the all the patterned paper for them; show them what to do, & they get to either copy mine; or create their own!  It's so fun watching all the different personalities take form on their projects!
Contact me today if you'd like me to design for you child's party.  If you live in the Edmonton area; I can come and teach it or if not, I can design it for you and ship you the supplies with instructions.
I'm also hosting this as a Mommy & Me Class: I will  put out a bunch of different papers include skull paper out for boys( no flowers! LOL!) so all tastes will be covered for the kids!
 Wednesday August 11; 10am - Noon. Looking for something to do with your kids during summer vacation; why not craft with them. Come to my house, and make a cute Photo clip Frame. I will lay out a bunch of different color selection and embellishments so you child's artistic talents can be the star! Of course I will have a few samples out as well to get their inspirational juices flowing. Class fee will be $15 for 1st child , $12.50 for 2nd; and booking required by August 1.
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, July 12, 2010

Marshmallow Lollipop Yumminess!

Hi Everyone
Ok, not a paper craft today; but these were just to cute not to share. Now first I must say these are not my idea; just found them hunting around the internet; just google marshmallow lollipops to see all the great ideas! Now they do take a little longer to make then I though; but that could be because I made 50.  But soo worth the time; everyone loved them at the BBQ we brought them too, and the twins really enjoyed helping me make them.  Just wish I would have had time to take a better picture of them...should have tied a ribbon around the glass! But as usual, I under estimated the time to make them and we were late for the BBQ!
Anyways..these little gems are actually marshmallows covered in melted chocolate, crushed peanuts and colored cake sugars.  I think on the blog I found them she used white chocolate, so the sugar showed up much better, but I hate white chocolate!
Melting Chocolates ( I used left over Easter chocolate plus I bought some melting choc from the craft store)
Chopped Nuts
Colored Sugar
Sucker Sticks (craft store)

Thanks so much for stopping by

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Twisted Sketches #15 with In Color Markers

Hi Everyone
Here is my sketch for this weeks awesome Twisted Sketches Card Sketch; this weeks twist is FRAME. This will be the card I make in my tutorial next week, so I won't explain too much now.  I made it with the new In-Color Markers & Card Stock and the new stamp set Friends Never Fade.  I made my frame with retired ribbon from the Beachfront collection that is available on the Clearance Rack for only $5.99 for 5 design & 30ft of ribbon! I then used my marker to color the edges of the ribbon. Again; I'll put that on the tutorial.
Don't forget that I'm giving away a FREE package of In-Color Marker with all On-Line Orders; read more here; and you can double up on freebies by purchasing the new color kits by SU! and get free Card stock too! Read more HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by

Friday, July 9, 2010

Free Cardstock

Hi Everyone
Sorry for the lack of posts...the twins are off for the summer and I'm just not finding the time to post as much! I do however have a great card for you tomorrow for the TwistedSketches Blog.  And I lost the Internet yesterday, so I'm still working on my tutorial; which will go with my card! I'll try very hard, but can't promise it earlier than next week as we are off camping! We got our new truck and new to us camper!!
I have tons of pics from the summer camping already so I've got to get crackin' on my scrappin soon!!!!
Any hoo...thought I'd leave you with the SU! latest deals; to celebrate our NEW awesome color renovation SU! has bundled some kits together for you which you can see HERE; best part of all is when you purchase the bundles of ink pads, SU! throws in the Card Stock for FREE! So grab a deal!  Don't forget I have my offer on for FREE MARKERS with on-line orders of $100+, so combine them and get FABULOUS DEAL!
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

No ink pads? No problem, how about some FREE markers?

Hi Everyone
Hope you all had a great long week end: Canada Day & 4th of July for you Americans!  We had a nice Canada Day week end; we went up camping to my parents & sister's lake lots.  My brother and his family came up so we were all there: 8 adults, 7 kids, 5 dogs, & 2 cats! LOL! Only some of the cats come camping, between the 4 families, 6 cats stayed home. We're an animal loving bunch!  We tented it this week end, but next week end, fingers crossed we'll be in our new to us, trailer! Wahoo, hub's is test driving his pick-up truck tonight...notice I say his; he already has his heart set on one we scoped out last night.
Anyways...onto the card; I'm off to go test drive the truck too!
Ok today's card is made with the awesome new In Color Markers; as I'm offering them up for FREE with all on-line orders over $100(pre s/h & tax); thought I better show you WHY you want them!  Well I used NO ink pads to make this gorgeous card; only markers.  I used a technique called "thumping".  First I colored the stem of the hydrangea from the Because I Care Hostess level 1 stamp set with the marker PEAR PIZZAZZ; next I colored the flower with the marker BLUSHING BRIDE ; them I took the ROSE RED marker which is not an in-color, but is the dynamic duo to blushing bride. ( Zoom in on the picture to see the card from the new Color coach!)  With the rose red, I colored around the edges and gently thumped down in random spots around the flower.  Next you need to re-moisten the stamp by "huffing" on it; not blowing, but warm huffing breaths on it. A little tip: do not use the end or tip of you marker, instead use th side edge.  Thsi way you will not blunt your marker.Next you just stamp it down! I'm going to go buy a tripod for my video camera and attempt to do a tutorial on this technique. I did the same thing with the greeting but I also used Early Espresso marker.  Check back soon!

All the colors on the card were picked with the amazing new color coach, I just love this thing! The front of the card is a the Color you choose; in my case Blushing Bride; flip to the back (in picture) and it has 2 color combo's for you plus and dynamic duo if possible! This thing is awesome for the color challenged folks like me!
Any hoo, I'm late for the test drive!
See you and thanks for stopping by

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Hi Everyone
Thanks for checking in today; I am soo excited, actually VIBRATING with excitement that the NEW 2010/11 Idea Book and Definitely Decorative Catalogues are LIVE! As of noon today you may order from these FABULOUS Books!!  As I'm coming up to my 3rd year being a Demo, every catalogue change I'm excited, and I say it every year and mean it, THIS IS MY FAVORITE IDEA BOOK YET!  And this year is NO EXCEPTION! WOW!  Along with the AMAZING new Color Renovation, the whole look of the catalogue has be vamped up! Glossy, Gorgeous, Yumminess! From Elegant Occasions to Vintage Suite, there is something for everyone! New Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks, Spritzes, Antique Brads, Vintage Trinkets, Distressing Essentials, the yummy Designer Papers, Amazing Stamps......I can go on for 222 pages of scrumptious products! 

To celebrate the launch of the amazing new Idea Book; what better way can I think of then a FREE GIVE AWAY! First 5 individual orders of $50+* placed in July: either ON-LINE or through me (pick up only) will receive a FREE copy of the 2010/11 Idea Book($11.95)!  EXTRA BONUS: Order $100* of SU! products ON LINE ONLY and you will receive a FREE pack of THE NEW IN COLOR MARKERS valued at 23.04! 

Want the Idea Book for 100% Free? Well I have 2 ways for that as well!
1) Book a Workshop with Me: Scrap, Card or 3D item. I even do Decor Workshops! **
2) Join one of my Groups: Scrapbook Junkies 10 or Technique Junkies 10. Both start in September and run till June ( 10 Ladies for 10 Months); every 3rd Sunday of the month, minimum order required/month is $40, with hostess benefits rotating through each lady once.
**STAY TUNED FOR AN EXTRA WORKSHOP BONUS ANNOUNCEMENT TO COME SOON Plus a Welcome the New Catalogue Workshop Announcement**
I've just given you a wee hint of an extra bonus for my awesome Hostesses coming up! Start booking your workshops NOW as you are going to be OVER THE MOON with my Hostess Give AWAYS!
I'm just getting ready to go out camping and will not be back until Sunday night.  FREE Idea Books will be given away to the first 5 orders by date/time of emails in order received.  If you order ON LINE ALL orders over $100* will receive the MARKERS + Idea Book, and they will be shipped separately coming from me directly.
*pre sh & tax
THANKS so much for stopping by, promise to post some projects next week, just been SO busy with the boys off school, plus we bought a trailer this week so getting ready to go camping! Wahoo!