December 30, 2010

Hey Bloggy friends!

I hope everyone has enjoyed their Christmas Holidays and with a New Year around the corner I wish everyone and safe and healthy New Year and am looking forward to sharing the new Year with you.

To start it off I am so excited to announce that I will be participating in my very first birthday blog hop this coming Tuesday hosted by Ashley.  Stay tuned for a list of all the fellow bloggers who you will be able to hop on over to and get inspired!  I might even have some blog candy to give away for this special occasion of Ashley's so please check back. You can visit Ashley's blog at she has some amazing work!

With a just a few more carts under my belt I will be posting a project for all of you tomorrow so be sure and check back as we count down a New Year ahead of us.


November 22, 2010

Gift Giving

A little bit of a change of pace for you all.  As I mentioned in a previous post I participated in a craft show last weekend for the first time.  Let's say it was a learning experience for me!!  This is one of the crafts I made out of a tumble tile that I bought at my local home depot.  I think a box of 8 tiles was $4.99, very inexpensive.  I stamped the tile with brown staz on ink and a stamp from stampin up and voila tie a ribbon around a couple of these and you have homemade coasters for an inexpensive gift giving idea!


November 21, 2010

Sugar and Spice

I am so thrilled my Walmart has finally received a great selection of Cricut ite Cartridges.  They are priced at $49.99 which I think is reasonable?  So I could not go without buying well let's say a few!!  Of course, even though I do not have little girls I could not resist the Sugar and Spice cartridge. The little lamb which I cut, is so adorable and will definetly be used again in a future layout!


Sweet Treats

Good morning bloggy friends! I wish you all a great day. Today's card is using again one of my fav carts, sweet treats and stickles . Can't seem to get enough of it and you can never have enough birthday cards. I'm lovin these round cards. The cupcake was cut at 4' and it fills the card perfectly with just enough room for a sentiment.


November 18, 2010

All about Circles!

My theme this week seems to be circles, they are so easy to work with. This is a gift card holder that I made for the upcoming craft show this weekend. They are made to hang on your Christmas tree to resemble a tree ornament. I have chosen to have the gift card to be inserted in the front but certainly there are many ways to reproduce this in your own way. You may choose to use a scallop circle as oppose to a round circle. You may choose to decorate the front and have the card sit on the back. The options are endless. Hope you all have a great night!


P.S. I must apologize for the blurry picture. Not sure what happened there.

November 11, 2010

SweeIt Treats Card

I have just recently purchased this cart and I am absolutely loving it and we must not forget those wonderfull stamp sets that Robyn from My Pink Stamper has to go along with the cuts! I also used my new fav tool the IRock! If you don't have it and love bling it is a must. Very inexpensive as well. Added the extra sparkle with stickles. Hope you enjoy todays Birthday Cards using the Sweet treats cartridge.



I'm back!!! Life has been busy these last few months. Moved into a new home, got married, went on a honeymoon to Vegas and now preparing for my first ever craft show next weekend. I have been in my craft room until wee hours of the morning some nights, I'm sure you all understand! So I thought in the next coming week I would post some of my projects that I will be selling. Of course I must thank all you ladies out there who inspire me daily. So come back and see me tonight for my first card project!


August 26, 2010

I must confess and apologize to you all.
There is not enough hours in the day for me these days. I did promise to post the finished layout and I still promise to post it although it may be done later rather than sooner!
I am moving in a week and getting married in 2 weeks then heading on a honeymoon to a unknown location for a week! Phew! Musn't forget when I get back to unpack the new house I just moved into! Please be patient with me I haven't forgotten you all!


August 8, 2010

This is a super simple 6x6 layout that I created and then turned into a 8 1/2 x 11 layout and then a 12x12 layout. In my world of crafting they call this progressive scrapbooking. Stayed tuned in the next couple of days for the finished project! Enjoy!

Supplies Used

Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Kraft Cardstock
Chcolate Chip Ink
Old Olive Ribbon
Distressing Tool
Smooch Spritz
Trendy Trees Stamp Set
Rough Type Stamp Set
Circle Punch


July 24, 2010

Christmas in July #2!

I love everything about Christmas. The decorations, the smells, family, carols..... and Christmas Cards! I seem to spend alot of time crafting around that time of year. This year especially as I am looking at setting up a craft table with some of my goodies! I hope you enjoy this card!


Supplies Used

Crumb Cake, Night of Navy Cardstock
Snowflake Punch
Shimmer Paint
Serene Snowflake Stamp Set
Scallop Border Punch

July 22, 2010

Christmas in July!

I hate to even think about Christmas but it is just right around the corner but in the meantime I hope you are all enjoying your summer but I can't help but to post one of my favorite and easiest Christmas card that was sent out last year to the family. Enjoy!

Supplies Used

Craft (now called Crumb Cake) and Real Red Cardstock
Paper Piercer
Dasher Stamp
Soft Suede Ink

July 5, 2010

Are you enjoying this beautiful weather? I know I am! I hope both my Canadian and American friends enjoyed their holiday! Mine was quiet but did throw in some crafting time! I absolutely adore these Sesame Street Punch Art. I cannot believe how quick they come together. All you need is a few stampin up punches and voila you have Elmo, Cookie Monster, Oscar and Big Bird!! Enjoy!


June 27, 2010

Good morning! I fist have to apologize for not posting sooner, nothing like a summer cold to get you down. But today the sun is shining and hoping to get some fresh air!

I cannot take credit for todays card as I have cased the idea from Heather Summers during one of her online classes but I do want to say I absolutely love it and hope you do to!

Supplies Used

Sweet Scoops Stamp Set
Chocolate Chip, Certainly celery, whisper white and close to cocoa cardstock
Swish dots embossing folder
Signo Gel Pen
Early Expresso, Crumb Cake and Certainly celery Ink


June 21, 2010

Wow, it sure has been a crazy weekend! I thought I had a scheduled workshop on Saturday and turns out surprise was on me as it was a surprise bridal shower for me!! Lucky me! So I do apologize for not posting as I have been preparing for a or should I say what I thought was a workshop. A lot of planning for these types of events.

Todays project is actually a card a made for a customer who is holding a workshop! I just wanted to thank her for choosing me!!! Enjoy!

Supplies Used

So Saffron and Chocolate Chip Cardstock
Sweet Pea DSP
Signo Gel Pen
Cheap Talk Stamp Set
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip Markers
Bashfull Blue Ink


June 17, 2010

Good evening to yah! It has been a very warm day here and I'm lovin it. Bring on the sunshine. I hope you love what I have in store for you tonight. A Big Shot Project!! Believe me when I say I have made several of these now and not tired of them yet. They are perfect for any indoor or outdoor setting. Enjoy!

Supplies Used

House Flashing
Big Shot
Mini Glue Dots
Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder
Flower Folds Die


June 16, 2010

Have been busy preparing for a workshop this coming weekend but I couldn't resist going through my box of goodies last night! I thought I would give you a sneak peek at the new Fast and Fabulous Hostess Level 2 Stamp Set which you can earn hosting a workshop of your own. It is a 2 step stamping stamp set so you can never go wrong especially with the clear blocks.

Have never really used this color combination before but I think I am satisfied with the results. Enjoy!

Supplies Used

Basic Black, Real Red Cardstock
1/4 Basic Black Grossgrain Ribbon
Cutter Kit
Word Window, Scallop Trim Border and Modern Label Punch
Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded and Fast and Fabulous Stamp Set
Basic Black and Real Red Ink


June 15, 2010

Well, hello everyone! I am soo very excited today as the purolator guy just dropped off my SU pre-order box of goodies which is available for SU demonstrators only. So you will have to excuse my tardiness the next couple of days cause I am going to be very busy!!! By the way did I mention that I also received the new catalolgue and it's gorgeous and I can't wait for all of you to see it. Enough teasing from me for one day. Have a great day!


June 13, 2010

Raining here in Timmins, good day to go to the show and that is exactly what I did today. Went to go and see Karate Kid and I have to say I really enjoyed it. A must see I think.

Had alot of fun with this card and I hope you like it too! Be sure to leave me some feedback!

Supplies Used

Upsy Daisy Stamp Set
Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1 3/4 circle punches
Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Basic Black, So Saffron, Pumkin Pie and Summer Sun Ink
Signo Gel Pen
Ribbon is non SU, sorry!


June 12, 2010

Hello everyone! Yesterday was a big day in my household, my youngest son turned 16 and you know what that means. Driver's liscence, and of course he passed with flying colors. So watch out people we have another driver on the roadways! He also received from his aunt and uncle tickets to see BonJovi in concert in July, his first concert. How sweet is that! I must mention that he has been working very hard to pay off a brand spankin new 2009 kawasaki dirt bike since this winter and amongst family we have paid it off for him so he was able to have it for his "Sweet 16" and let's just say PRICELESS!! The look on his face was more than I expected.

Any hoot on to today's project which I am very excited about! I have recently renovated a bathroom in my home and needless to say was having a little bit of difficulty decorating some of the walls, was just missing something but not anymore!! Take a look at my very first decor elements project! Enjoy!

Supplies Used

Chocolate Decor Elements Sheets
Decor Elements Applicator
1/2 circle punch
Calligraphy Cartridge from the Cricut cut at 4' and 3.5', sorry!


June 10, 2010

With the arrival of the new catalogue coming out July 1st, 2010 I thought I would give those of you a sneak peek at 5 brand new core colors of cardstock you can expect to see. They are juicy! Being a Stampin Demonstrator sure has it's perks I tell yah. So much to see and learn from all the wonderfull, talented demonstrators. Not to mention the added bonus of sneak peeks, incentive trips, pre-orders and we can't forget the discount!! Let me know if you think you would be interested in joining the Stampin Up Team. Enjoy!

New Cardstock Core Colors

Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Early Expresso
Marina Mist (gonna be a fav of mine!)
Daffodil Delight (yummy!)


June 9, 2010

Wow, what a day! Finally getting the chance to sit down and take 2 minutes to myself.

Today's card was made for another one of my girlfriends as she was going through a little bit of a rough time and wanted to let her know that I was thinking of her should she need me. Can't forget to mention that she loves the color pink! Please don't forget to leave your comments and let me know how I am doing or if there is something you would like to see in particular. Stay tuned for tomorrow!

Supplies Used

Regal Rose Cardstock
Flight of the Butterfly and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
Signo Gel PenMat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool
Butterfly Punch
Pink Passion and Pixie Pink Ink


June 8, 2010

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you that had a chance to stop by and check out my new blog to this point and can't forget to mention those of you that left me some awesome comments. I certainly can get use to this, keep them coming!

Today's card was made for a friend of mine who is expecting her third baby and I think it turned out so stinkin cute! Don't you just love that baby sheep punch art! I'm just soo excited for her and her family!

Is this something that some of you and your friends might get a kick out of creating? Don't be shy and send me an email at and we can get punch happy together!

Supplies Used

So Saffron, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue Cardstock
Modern Label, Word Window, Scallop Circle and Large Oval Punches (gotta love them!)
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Brads and Googly Eyes are non SU (sorry!)


June 7, 2010

Hi everyone and welcome to my very first blog post!!

The idea of sharing my creative side with you all just excites me to pieces not to mention my first post! I hope in the end that I will be able to get those creative juices flowing for you all. My first project was a card I made for my mother's birthday using products from the summer mini catalogue. I am very pleased with the way it turned out considering I was new to smooching!! With just the right touch anyone can use the new smooch spritz. Enjoy!

Supplies Used:

Top Note Die
Elements of Style Stamp Set
Log Cabin Smooch Spritz
Chocolate Chip and So Saffron Cardstock
Chocolate Chip and So Saffron Ink
Old Olive Stampin Write Marker
The ribbon is non SU, sorry!