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