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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Big Shot / $100.00 in Stampin' Up! Products Winner

Congratulations to

Jean Macritchie

Thank you to all our customers who participated.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Orders between November 15 - 30th, 2011

Please note that I will not be available from November 15th to November 30th, if you wish to place an order that qualifies for the Big Shot contest during this period please click on this link and indicate ``Scrappin`Barn Order`` in the subject line.

Check out the Stampin` Up! website on Monday November 21st for a special limited time offer.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Blues Cards Class

As promised, although late, here is the picture of the 4 projects for the Christmas Blues class.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Craft Sales

These past few weeks I've concentrated on preparing and participating in 2 Craft Sales. I'm taking a few moments to post the names of the winners of the draws I held for everyone who took the time to stop and look at the goodies at my table.

For the Elmsdale Elementary School Craft Sale the winner is Jan H of Milford.
Jan won this Godlen Touch Christmas Card Boxes Set:

Congratulations Jan I hope you enjoy them.

For the second craft sale which was a wonderful experience at the Hilden Firehall. The organizer Nancy needs special mention here. I was impressed at how everything for this sale was well planned and organized. If you are going to visit one Craft Sale put this one on you calendar every year for the last weekend in October held Friday from 1 until 8 and Saturday from 9 until 3.

The winner of the Christmas Blues boxed card set at this sale was Michelle A of Upper Stewiacke.

I sure hope Michelle especially enjoys the little spinning penguin card.

Congratulations Michelle.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rose Garden

This card set was inspired by and brought me back to my early teens. My favorite song was "I never promised you a rose garden" sung by Lynn Anderson, it was also the first 45 I ever purchased with my own money (ok so now I've dated myself) and yes, for those of you who know me well, I still have the record!!

My favorite item in the Holiday Mini this year has to be the Dazzling Details (page 45 and only $3.25), the sparkle and glitter it adds to any card is absolutely beautiful.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas Cards

Shaker Card --Snowman & Friend
A few cards I've been working on:


Ice Friends, the little Penguin Rolls as he goes from one iceburg to the other.

I like the effect of blue white and red

I just love this Little Girl from the Greeting Card Kits "Thanks Susan"

My absolute favourite, my upline made a similar card for our swap last month, I changed a few things to make it into a Christmas Card. I'm not quite sure if his expression says "Disappointed there is nothing in my stocking or Uh!oh! I got caught!"

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget our special contest for each $25.00 you spend from Oct 1 to Nov 30, 2011 you get  a ballot for a chance to win a free Big Shot Machine or $100.00 in Stampin' Up! merchandise.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

What else could there be?

Now as if all the October Stampin' Up! promotions weren't enough already, here's more:

To make it fun for our customers as well we will include you in our friendly rivalry,
for each $25.00 (excluding Taxes and Shipping and Handling) you spend, you’ll get a ballot entry for a chance to win a Free Big Shot or $100.00 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice available in any of our current catalogue in December.

Names from all 3 demonstrators will be put into one pot. The draw will take place on December 1st, 2011 and prize delivered before Christmas.

Don't forget to check out the new Clearance Rack items, direct purchases from the websites will count as well.

Good luck to all and Happy Shopping!

October Special Promotions

October is a good month at Stampin' Up! 3 promotions for our customers...

No. 1

If you ever thought of joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, now's the time.

Why  now?  you ask.

Because Stampin' Up! will give you a free Big Shot Machine or $125.00 in free Stampin' Up! products just for joining. Click here to find out more

No. 2

Buy 2 Simply Sent kits and get a free coordinating stamp set to create your cards. Click here to find out more.

No. 3

Cookies and Stampin' Up!

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamp, the picture does not do them justice, the stamps are much larger than they appear. The snow flake stamp would be perfect for cookies being left for Santa. Click here to find out more.

And if all that wasn't enough. Stampin' Up! added all new items to the clearance rack. As always the items are available while supplies last. So don't wait and click here. Then click Shop Now... look to the left for Clearance Rack...Happy Shopping.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Christmas Card "Stamp a Stack"

How would you like to learn how to make 10 cards with one piece of Designer Series Paper, 7 pieces of cardstock, ribbon and a few embellishments? Well now’s your chance. I am offering classes to make 10 Christmas cards for $30.00.

Give me a call or email to reserve your seat, then bring along you favourite adhesive, scissors, paper cutter/score blade. If you don’t have these no problem for an addition $2.00 I will provide them for you.

Included in this class are all other materials including DSP, cardstock, dimensionals, ribbons, stamps, ink, embossing powders, Big shot and accessories and my new favourite “Dazzling Details” from the Holiday Mini on page 41.

The following is an example of the 1st class offered on September 10th.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tickled Pink

Yesterday I was surprised by one of the ladies from our techniques class. She used the inlaid embossing techniques we learned last week and created this adorable card using the image from her new Baby Tees jumbo wheel. She had me fooled when I looked at the card. I presumed she had used her wheel at different angles. But no, she had cut our each of those little tees and even the little hangers and placed them on her cardstock before embossing. She did an absolutely beautiful job, don't you agree?

Thanks to her, we were able to have our 1st Christmas card making class last night. I've been nursing my right hand for the past week and not able to cut or prepare for the class. But K came to the rescue and volunteered to help get the class ready. I owe her a big thanks for all her help and these are the cards we made.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Correction regarding Techniques Classes

As I was posting the other day I kept getting this feeling that something was missing. Well, KK is the winner as she was the first to respond and remind me of the forgotten one, I really did think we had met 5 times for these classes.

 For this card we learned the Faux Linen technique used on the butterfly from the Strenght & Hope stamp set, as well as using the Flower Garden Embossing Folder.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Now on to Chrismas

Yes I said Christmas, can you believe my ladies wish to discontinue the techniques class and replace them with Christmas Cards. We will be getting an early start, but in the meantime here are some that I've made for my portofolio requested by one of my clients:

This set includes 5 cards, two special folds one includes the rosettes shown in the Holiday Mini on page 6 (so easy to make with our new Simply Scoring tool), one with a technique I learned from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator with a sort of latice work, the other is a spinning Christmas Ornament with the final one being a gold embossed card. The set also includes a sweet little box to store the cards.

But now for my favorite, this one I learned from Francestamps. For the month of September our team swap was to create a card using punches, while researching what could be done I came across this one:

The snowman actually spins as he goes down the hill on his saucer sled. Isn't he just adorable? I haven't decided on a greeting to put on him yet, but I'm sure I'll find something. Thank you France.

I will have to hold off showing you the card I chose for the September swap as one of our team members hasn't received her card yet.

Our Techniques Class

Now although this was to be a 10 class series with 2 techniques per class, we have spead through in 4 class and done 16 techniques. After each class we made one card with one of the techniques learned that evening and here they are:

Class 1-- we used Popping Pastels technique with Stampin' Pastels and versa mark to create this charming card using the Fresh Cuts, Swirls and Curls Verses stamp sets along with the Beyond the Garden DSP

Class 2--was a blast with all of us returning to childhood with Shaving Cream Wonder. We had one student who really got into it. (I wonder how long it took to get all that ink off her fingers?)

Class 3--We used the Baby wipe Ink pad this technique is wonderful if you wish to produce cards in large quantities while using more than one colour on your stamp. For the flower we used the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set, each lady chose which sentiment she wanted to express.

Class 4--Aluminum Embossing, this one proved to be a challenge, if anyone knows what type of aluminum does not rip through 50% of the time, please let me know. But with all our challenges that evening the cards still ended up looking lovely with the Pretties flower taking front and centre stage.

Something tells me I'm missing a class! The first of you ladies who tells me if I missed one and which one it is, will receive a special little something at our next meeting.

Where has the summer gone?

This weekend I had the great pleasure of spending some time with my team members. We had a wondeful time at Carol's making CD mini albums. Her site has the pics of all our albums. Ladies let me tell you the "Beau Chateau" DSP is absolutely devine and when coupled with the Side Notes on page 190 of the Ideas Book, the album can be for a friend, wedding or family. Watch my event calendar as I will be offering this class in October, just in time to make an album from photo's taken during the summer weddings you went to or as a special Christmas gift for someone.

Now on to business, I was scolded this weekend by one of my team members, as I haven't posted anything since July. Ok so I've been busy making all sorts of cards and filling orders. Here are some of the cards I've made.

The first set of pictures are cards made for a "Sympathy Card" order I received, 20 cards in all. Thanks to my upline Carol who lent me a few sets. I was able to create 20 different cards using Thoughts and Prayers, Thanks for Caring, Just Believe and a few other bits and pieces from other stamp sets.

I know you probably were expecting all black and white sympathy cards, but I'm a firm believer that some colour has to be added to such a somber moment. As we should mostly be celebrating the life lived.

The two cards in the top right hand corner were done using the bleach technique. Who would have thought that a common product like bleach could produce such beauty?

The Razzleberry card was made with a Gate fold using the two little flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch to keep it closed.

Well that is it for now. Later today I will load the pictures of cards made during our techniques classes and some others.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Latest Project

I hope everyone is having a great summer, even though we've only had a few weeks of it so far. A few weeks ago I received an order for 20 cards of different genres. Here is an overview of them, if you see anything that you would like to see closer, send me an email as I have individual pictures of each card.

The biggest challenge for these cards was, they all had to be done in French. It was challenging but fun to put on a French thinking cap or should I say "Beret".

Here is a little closer view of them. Please note these are not eclusively done with Stampin' Up! products, I used several techniques and products (Stampin' Up!, My Digital Studio, Word and embelishments of different sorts.)

Within the next week or so, I will be announcing plans for the upcoming Christmas Season, don't forget to check my calendar of events.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Baby Boy - Paper Bag Mini Album

I've spent the past few weeks designing and making a baby boy paper bag mini album for a special little baby. I made a video to post on here, but for whatever reason (which I will have to research and learn how to do) after 1 hour of saying it was uploading the video nothing happens. So I gave up for now and will instead post the pictures. Sorry it is long...

The little book that says "My Story" has several pages of lined paper so mom and dad can write the story of his birth.

This one opens to place 5 pictures.

The little book again can be used to tell those fun little bath time stories.

I purposely left these pages blank so they can make imprints of his hands and feet.

No book of mine would be complete without some reference to farm!

Here they can insert pictures of mom, dad and Samuel.

A page to tell about mom.
A page to tell about dad.
And finally the card I made to go along with it.

I'm happy to say the album was delivered today,  mom and dad both loved it, and we enjoyed meeeting Samuel for the first time.