Wednesday, October 31

Halloween Celebration at Clipper Street

Photos from the Crop n'Howl

in Coquitlam on the weekend was fun!
Look at the two Dorothys! Dunja is the Dorthy on the left with her little doggie in a basket. Too bad they don't allow real dogs because her dad's dog looks just like Toto. I painted a bunch of ping pong balls to look like eyeballs. I am not sure why I was messing around with the paint and brushes when i could have used a steadier hand with permanent markers! Oh well, I also found an eyeball necklace from the dollar store and threw on a skeleton apron and a bone necklace. I was happy I dressed up anyway. Dora made a great witch and Barb was a cute bunny and I loved seeing Karen as a nun! Jo won a prize for best costume and boy did she scrap it fast! Izzy looks slinky doesn't she? The first photo is Carrie and Sarah who I went to Sunday School with when I was ten years old. I was in the group for a while before I realized who they were. I love Halloween!

Friday, October 26

one more photo from SU! regional seminar in Portland, Oregon

It was a long drive but I was in good company with {right to left} Ester, Dunja and Lillian. What a fun group! We shared and we learned and we stamped and we shopped. The convention center was really large and beautiful inside with sculptures and more.

Friday, October 19

Stampin'Up! Cutter Kit

The Cutter Kit includes several different tools: a rotary blade that works like an exacto type knife, a scoring tool, a perforating tool and a 7-sided paper distressing tool. The catalogue says: Use this convenient and portable cutter kit for all of your projects on the go! I have to admit that when I first saw this tool I imagined myself stuck in the forest or jungle somewhere just needing to make a card or do some scrapbooking and not having my fiskar's cutter handy. I thought when would I really use all the tools provided and why do they come on a key chain, so you can take it camping? The tools are attached to a key chain and in a vinyl ziplock for easy portability. The part that pushed me over the edge was the perforating tool. I love the idea of being able to make a perforated edge that can be torn just like junk mail! It works good for making a bookmark card. Also it can be used with ink to make a trail or sewing like pattern. The distressing tool is the whole reason I purchased this Cutter Kit in the first place and it works much better than using and dulling your scissor's blade. The rotary blade and scoring tool can both be used along a ruler or around the edge of something round if you need to make a curved cut or a curved line for scoring. I really like how easy it is to use and the results that can be achieved. The tools are quite sharp so one must be careful and always use a cutting mat or something to protect your work surface. This product is not intended to replace a paper cutter and works best with a thin metal edged ruler. I love this tool!
If you are interested in purchasing this tool this kit retails for $22.95 and is available through your Stampin'Up demonstrator and ME.
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Halloween Card

Not everyone sends out Halloween cards. I have always sent a few as has my friend Daniela. I received hers yesterday but even though some of mine have been made they are sitting next to the thank-you notes still unsent from Anastasia's birthday and the moving cards for Delaine that will probably end of for Barb. Some of them are waiting for stamps or photos but that is no excuse. I had better get my butt moving for mailing out these Halloween cards and quick. Some are from last year even because they didn't get used up! My favorite thing to make at Halloween is F A V O R S! I will keep you posted.

So Much card

Here's a new and improved version of the card that holds tea bags, gift cards, and the like. We made it at the Stampin'Up! regionals in Portland Oregon on October 13th. We used the new big eyelets and the new So Much stamp set we were given. They gave us some nifty instructions on how to use the Crop-A-Dile and now I can't wait to get one. Also I like the colours used on this card especially the Sahara Sand with the red, blue and yellow. I love cards that can hold a little something because sometimes you want to give someone a little something but don't have the need, the time, the energy or the funds to go out and get a gift to go along with the card which would also need to be wrapped or packaged separately.

Stampin'up! regional seminar

more from Portland
We were lucky enough to be given the set So Much on our way in the door. We quickly assembled the set and got to work stamping and cutting and more! Here are some of the projects we worked on with that and another set True Friend. All images copyright Stampin'Up!
We spent the whole day watching demonstrations and looking at samples and learning new techniques and how to use different tools. It was fun even though I was a bit tired. They gave us a lovely boxed lunch and provided us with lots of business ideas. We also swapped cards with other demonstrators and guests. All in all it was definitely worth the trip and we made some new friends to boot! I was really inspired to attend the 2008 convention in Utah as well as if I didn't want to before...


Turkey, turkey, and more turkey! Are we ever full of turkey. We've been eating turkey soup, curry with turkey, dahl with turkey, burritos with turkey, turkey sandwiches, pho made with turkey and all kinds of turkey. The mashed potatoes, carrots, gravy and cranberry jelly were easy to use up. I think it's getting a little late to keep eating the turkey now...
Here's the one and only Thanksgiving card I was given by Karina. Isn't it cute! The arms are cut out and popped a little attached using black eyelets. It's the combination of details and the coordinating papers with the vivid colouring and adorable image that i like.

Julia Tag

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Here's a tag I made at a new catalogue open house in July and I have the perfect photo for it now. It's also a magnet and made with the pretties kit, gingham ribbon, palette o'prints paper in rose red and the newish rhinestone brads. It's a pocket and it sticks perfectly to my lunch box.

Stampin'Up! regionals in Portland, Oregon

The pumpkin pie card was my swap for the regional seminar in Portland. The other one is Lillian, the one and only demo who signed me up and has encouraged me all the way. We headed down last Friday afternoon in Patrick's little Vibe through the Pacific Northwest all the way to Oregon. We piled into the car with our stuff, myself plus Ester, Lillian, and Dunja and were off. Blog more later...

Tuesday, October 9

Christmas in October

Two quickies I made today

One while the children were eating dinner, totally cased and another when I got home way too late and left most of my supplies in the car because I was carrying the little girl. I wanted to experiment using the matchbook type of closure and it was much tougher than I expected!
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Gift Card

inside and out, front and back, with a plant...
I think it would have been better with more blues on outside, next time I may know better. I just couldn't get with the blue and yellow combo and it was for a guy so I dug into the papers Jessica gave me when Marvin was little little and they are all like plaids with earthy tones and patterns she thought were appropriate for little boys.
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Tuesday, October 2

my Autumn card...

Here it is folks....
I have been wanting to make a card using the Wild Wasabi paper I just got a big pack of and I finally have although I didn't include the double stitched ribbon for some reason. I used the Kindness wheel in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla paper. Then I used the Simply Said set to finish it off with Creamy Caramel and Soft Sky papers. I used my point tool and my Stampin'Up! mat pack to make the holes. I cut out the heart and used Stampin'Dimentionals to make it pop out from the card. I finished it off with 1/4" Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon tied around the smaller section. It took me all afternoon while the children ate pb&j sandwiches after school this week and I forgot all about my son's gymnastics class, oh boy! All images Stampin'Up!

Another Small Scrap Book

I just fell in love with this Heidi Grace double sided patterned cardstock when I dropped by Making Memories on 49th Avenue in Vancouver last Friday. Here's the book I made with one piece sans photos for my friend Merley Tunes baby Julia. Look at all the hair she has! She's very cute. Some images copyright Stampin'Up!

Holiday Glitz Promotion Stampin'Up!

Holiday Glitz card kit!

Make your holiday cards glitzy this year with a little help from the Holiday Glitz card kit. With our precut card stock and Designer Series paper, festive zigzag ribbon, and Rhinestone brads, spreading handmade holiday cheer has never been this easy! And there's no limit to the number of kits you can buy!
There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last:

Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit (item # 110286) for $39.95with no additional purchase required, or
Purchase one of four holiday stamp sets (listed below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit (item # 110286) for the special price of $34.99.
Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 cards and includes:
Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)

Qualifying stamp sets include:
109234 Snowfall $32.95
106786 The Snowflake Spot $28.95
107612 Flocons piquetis $28.95
109266 Big on Christmas $25.95
110359 Love & Joy $32.95