Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sarah did some baking! Mmm, Mmm Good!

Hi All!

I have been blog hopping to see what everyone has been up to ~ Love checking out the Stamp of the month Blog Hop ~ to visit it go here to Helen for a list of participants

Sarah-Jo just finished baking Banana Chip Muffins ~  and oh my are they YUMMY!

Mmmmmm, Mmmmmm Good!

Getting the finishing touches on cafe samples  ~ We will be making a tree ornament, a set of gift tags, a mini notebook and Snowman Soup.  Watch for pictures next week... cuz I can't give away the surprises!

Hope to see you stop by soon ~ post a comment to let me know you were here!

Monday, December 5, 2011

I Love Monday!


Another weekend complete... and a busy one at that!

This past weekend our Church put on 'Bethlehem Live'  and it was awesome!
In the past years it was held on a Saturday evening ~ this is the first year that is was held a Friday & a saturday ~ each night there were over 400 visitors to Bethlehem to see the new born Prince (and yes we had babies taking part...)
I was part of the cast ~ I played a buyer in the market place ~ it was inside the sanctuary & was warm... many played parts outside ~ mitts hats & scarves were required beneath the costumes.  What a great experience.

This week events ~ Stamping Cafe in Kingston this Friday evening, December 9th ~ Cataraqui United Church Hall from 7 - 9:30pm ~ It is our Christmas party ~ I will be hosting this event being so close to Christmas ~ there will be gifts  for everyone under the tree!  We will be doing a project using the Stamp of the Month is "Mad About You"

Off to prepare for the Cafe~ Hope to see you later this week! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

I Love Monday!


Mondays ~  a start to a new week & I just love them ~ time to reflect on the weekend spent with Family, and to start planning for the week ahead ~ a day to relax from all the business associated with the weekend ~ a change in pace.

With December fast approaching I find myself thinking about Christmas ~ are you ready?  I have gone up to the attic to see what I will need this year for decorating ~ made my list of what I need to purchase to complete my decorating & am ready to head out to the store.

We put up some more lights this past weekend and found out that we need a few more extension cords... I bought & light & sound system for outside this year ~ you know the kind that plays music & the lights all flash at different times in the song... I am soooo excited for December 1st as that is the night I will have it ready to start (the neighbours have had a couple of nights preview on what we are doing... )

I am also finishing up my Christmas cards to go in the mail this weekend ~ have you received any Christmas cards in the mail yet?  I just LOVE getting cards in the mail ~ call me old fashioned ~ don't you think it is nice to get something in the mail... other thatn bills?

Some of the cards we created at one of the workshops last Christmas... You didn't think I was going to show you what you will be getting in the mail this year, did you?
There is lots going on in the stamping & papercrafting world!  Preparing gifts for friends & family, Christmas cards, and Christmas parties...

Memories of Last Christmas Preparations:
Rolling out the cookie dough

 Grandbaby Boy (not a baby anymore) putting sprinkles on the cookies

Yes... It is true ~ My parents are Mr & Mrs Santa Claus!

We made nuts & Bolts  ~ Grandbaby boy helping with the stirring process!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I Love Monday!


So here we are with the weeknd past ~ and another week ahead of us!  What a great weekend this was ~
Had Stamping Cafe in Kingston on Friday night ~ There were 7 participants
Here is what we made:

A teabag folded Christmas tree ~ Elemental B&T paper was used for this project

Gift card holder using Wonderland B&T paper & the November Stamp of the Month

Inside sleeve taken out ~ decorated  with a
snowflake & some 'bling'

The inside sleeve opened up with a pocket for the
gift card to slide into.

Side view of the Christmas treat holder ~
 made from a single sheet of
 6x6 Mistletoe B&T paper
Treat holder ~ Mistletoe B&T paper

Then on Saturday I attended an All Day Crop Fundraiser for the GEMS at a local church.  It was a really great day with wonderful friends~ Tina, Wendy (one of my team members), Stephanie & Bonnie were there.

Here is what was made:

By ~ Advent calendar for one of her 2 girls

By :Advent calendar made for her other dughter

Made By Me: This is one side of a 2 page layout I did ~ It is our youngest son
with our Grandbaby boy and his girl!
Made by me: Snow flake border was made using a cuttle bug emboss folder to create
more dimension to the border paper
Here is our son ~ Going, Going, Gone!

Created by me:  A 2 page layout ~ Family Tree Time ~
Every year,  the Sunday before Christmas our family meets at
Johnson Brothers Tree farm to choose the family Christmas tree.
We have been doing this for many years & it is something that everyone looks forward to every year!
The border has shimmering pearl on the embossed snowflakes.
 I have embellishhed with a Teabag folded Christmas tree

We were challenged to create a page using only Black, White or Sepia ~
 I just happened to have a photo of my Dad whren he was just a boy!  They called him Billy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

November specials

Upcoming classes
November 18 ~ stamping cafe in Kingston
This is a stamping club where we create 3-5 projects
Membership is a $25 order per month ~ the projects are FREE
For more info contact Diana

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What's Up Thursday!

Good Morning all ~ and welcome to What's up Thursday

This Months specials:
Stamp of the Month:

Cherish the day ~ $19.95 or spend $55 and get the stamp set for $5.50

Holiday Wishes ~ Only $5 with a qualifying purchase

COMING EVENTS for November:

Stamping Cafe in Kingston ~ we will be creating 5 projects this month ~ I couldn't decide which ones to eliminate so we are doing all 5!  Meet at the Odd fellows hall this month as the church hall is being painted
Friday November 18th from 7 - 9:30pm.
 For more info on joining this club, give me a call 613-535-2818

All Day Crop ~ Dixon's Corners ~ $45 for the day ~ lunch & Supper provided along with muffins & coffee ~  the GEMS group is raising money to help build a school in Kenya.  There will be a 50/50 draw & a scrappers swap table along with other stuff...

This Month special:

Projects from Last Months Stamping Cafe:

Folded Tree using October Stamp of the Month Holiday Magic & a Rock n Roll Technique

Autumn Greeting Card ~ stamped with Backdrop-Charmed stampset and Mischeif B&T paper

Wax Candle stamp & transfer technique ~ using the Remarkable Wreath Stamp set 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Family Wedding

Went to a family wedding this weekend ~ My Nephew is the first of the cousins to get married ~

Lindsay (his beautiful bride) along with her wedding party & some family members made the invitations:

We used CTMH Chocolate & Pear card stock for the base ~ then

vellum for the overlay ~ we heat embossed a design on the vellum ~ then tied it with a organza ribbon.

We all had fun creating these!

It was a beautiful August evening when they held their wedding in Beautiful Downtown Kingston...

Here is part of their beautiful day ~  Congratulations Lindsay & Kurtis!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Idea Book & August Specials

Hi All!
Hope you are having a great summer ~ we went camping & this weekend are off to a Bluegrass festival ~ Mike won a weekend pass so we bought a second one ... He so needs a break from work!

This month there are some really amazing specials to share with you!  Not only is there a new Idea book there have been some changes to the Stamp of the month program!

#1     New Idea Book:

It's here & it is BEAUTIFUL! 
 There are so many great Project Ideas inside!  You can get yours FREE with a minimum $30 order!

#2     Stamp of the Month:

Available August 1–31, 2011 only.
With a minimum qualifying purchase of $55.00 CAN, get your D-size Stamp of the Month set for just $5.50 CAN!
Just want the stamp of the Month ~ you can purchase it for $19.95CAN

Spend:  $50.00 US / $55.00 CAN  No purchase req.
You pay only:  $5.00 US / $5.50 CAN (72% Off!)    $17.95 US / $19.95 CAN (full retail)  

Set of 9
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002), 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009), 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010), 4" × 5" (Y1012)

#3       Special Offer:

#4     Cricut & Close to My Heart!!! 

We now have a Cricut bundle that coordinates with Close to My Heart stamps!  When I learned this I headed out to buy a Cricut Expressions machine ~ looking so forward to getting my Cricut bundle! 
Over 700 die cuts available in this one cartridge!  Talk about Value!

#5     Join my Team!

They have made it so affordable to be a consultant ~ All this for $99 (regular retail is ove $300!) ~ and you receive bonuses as well ~ want more~ they have add ons for $40 each...
Have questions?  Need more information ~ Contact me ~ I'd love to share this awesome opportunity with you today!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Missing in Action

Hello friends & followers ~ I bet you thought I fell off the planet...
Just a wee hick up in life & a sick kid in hospital ~ all is better now.

We spent 17 days in CHEO (Children's Hospital in Eastern Ontario) with a sick teenager ~ They treated us very well ~ Hubby & I took turns staying over (funny how that they want to be so grown up...until they are sick...) I am just getting back to my so called 'normal ' routine with my creative outlet as the last piece of the puzzle!

~ So much has happened in the Stamping World & Close to My Heart ~
Convention is now over... and from what I have read so far, it was awesome!
I have had a sneak peek at the newest Idea Book ~ WOW ~ I just  love what is coming out!

The Fall & Winter 2011 Idea Books  are on their way to beautiful downtown Williamsburg as we speak!
If you are wanting a copy of your own, just comment here & I will put your name on one for you to pick up at the Preview Party in August ~ watch for more details in a few days!

In the meantime ~ there is still time to order online for the July Stamp of the Month

this months campaign ~ 

NEW Idea Book will be available this weekend ~ watch for an announcement regarding a 'preview party' to be held in the next couple of weeks!  Lots of neat stuff to share! 

Here is a sneak peek...

To get your copy of the Fall & Winter 2011 Idea Book ~ leave a comment below!

See you here again real soon!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June Specials

~ Studio J Free-For-All ~

This month you can create a Studio J layout & receive the jpeg for free During our Studio J® Free-for-All in June, we're giving everyone a FREE Studio J® JPG file—no purchase required! Simply log on to Studio J, create a layout, then order one JPG file of your layout during the checkout process. It's as easy as that! We're offering one free JPG file per customer account during June, so customers who already have a Studio J or a MyCTMH® account are ready to log on and start creating. If a customer doesn't have an account, no worries—they can log on and create an account and then order their free JPG file with no strings attached.
~ what a great time to give it a try!

~ Stamp of the Month ~
This months 'Stamp of the Month'  Jubilation is really cute!  Get it now as it only lasts for the month of June & then it is gone!  You may qualify to get it at a discounted price or even for FREE!

~ You & Me Stronger Together ~
During the month of June, order a You & Me kit for only $16.50 CAN (a retail value of  $38.95), and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross 2011 Floods and Tornadoes relief operations. Simply use item number CC1012B to place your order for this sensational kit and help those in need at the same time. The You & Me: Stronger Together campaign will continue until June 30 at 11:59 pm (MDT) or while supplies last.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Monthly Specials!

May Stamp of the Month!

This Months Workshop on the Go

We will be getting together  to make this Workshop on the Go!
in Harrowsmith (north of Kingston)
on May 7
Let me know if you would like to join us!

Join My Team!
Look what you can get...