Friday, July 29, 2011

SSC 214 ~ With Sympathy

Well girls, it's been fun being a part of the Stamping 411 team for the month of July ~ thank you once again for the honor! Now onto this fabulous sketch....you really need to join in the fun! What a fun card sketch to create with ~ I've enjoyed my time so much playing along with this ~ do join in the fun!


Here is my card ~ I really don't enjoy creating sympathy cards when they are needed. I find it too difficult, so I always like to have some on hand ~ now I actually don't have any except for this new one that I created to go along with this sketch. I really need to create a few more ~ I guess that just doesn't sound so great ~


I need to take a photography class ~ sorry about the shots! BAD!!!!!


How do you ever preamble a sympathy card and leave a post with a *smile* ~ so I'd like to leave you with a few of my favorite shots that I've take lately ~ I hope you enjoy them ~ thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a super day ~ and enjoy your weekend! We are off to a family reunion!


Look at my muscles everyone!


I think sand is one of the food groups?


Camping with Gramma & Grampa! We love having Seth along!

Thank you so much for stopping by today ~ I hope you have a blessed day and weekend!
If you have any questions or if I may be of assistance, please don't hesitate to ask :-)

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!


  • Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Whimsical Words
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade  
  • Ink: Lucky Limeade 
  • Acc: Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Word Window, Modern Label, Vintage Vogue EF, Square Duo Bigz, Itty Bitty Shapes, Sponge 
All Supplies Stampin’ Up Unless Noted!

Mixed Up Monday ~ Thank you Booklet!

I was so excited when I found a Monochromatic Challenge at Mixed Up Monday Challenge. I wanted to create a big thank you card for my sister and I don't care for OVER sized cards....so I got to creating a 'card book'. My sister was extremely busy heading up the planning for our huge family reunion and deserved a big thanks from everyone. So when you have 10 aunts & uncles, their spouses and then their children (3-4 per family)....a card just wouldn't suffice! Here is a picture and a few inside pages of my creation! I hope she likes it!










There are a few more pages, but I wasn't sure if I should post them all ~ I hope you enjoyed this little booklet, can't wait to gift my sister with this and everyone's notes scribbled across the pages ~ thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day and a fabulous long weekend for all the Canadians out there ~ ENJOY!!!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 25, 2011

PPA 103 & Birthday Card

What an absolutely fabulous sketch at the Pals Paper Arts ~ sure hope you have time to join them in the fun! Here is the sketch that was submitted ~ 

I needed a card for our grandson ~ I can't believe he's ELEVEN!!!! Where did the time go ~ and what a wonderful young man he is growing into ~ SO proud of you Seth! He was on the honor roll as he finished up grade 5 this past school year ~ so off to the 6th grade for him come September ~



 ~so here is our super stars birthday card ~




 ~ Happy Birthday Seth ~ Love you so much ~
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your time and that I've inspired you! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop me a note ~ Have a great day and happy stampin' :-)

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!


  • Stamps: Goal, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Sense of Time
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black 
  • Ink: Versa Mark 
  • Acc: White EP, Black EP, Tin Foil, Petite Pendants Builder Punch, Square Lattice EF
All Supplies Stampin’ Up Unless Noted!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Stamping 411 ~ SSC 213 ~ Summer In Symphony!

Our garden of vegetables and flowers are singing a symphony of song!!! I was captured by the beauty of my flower garden as I strolled the yard this morning ~ it literally stopped me in my tracks ~ then I heard Dean say 'what are you thinking about honey?' ~ oh, nothing, just gazing at our flowers!!!
We both stood there for awhile and just admired the handy work of the Lord!






Oh how I wish my picture would do justice to this ~ in real life ~ it is absolutely stunning!!
and now on to the sketch challenge from the gals at Stamping 411 ~ and I had so much fun incorporating  a flower into my card. I love creating flowers!!! and a bit of smooch and there you go! 



oh what a fun card to create ~ and I did it again ~ I can't remember where I actually saw the tutorial for this flower (take note Denise, literally!) ~ I used three different Stampin' Up Flower Punches and it worked out fabulously ~  I sure hope you have time to play along with us this week ~ can't wait to see what you create! Grab your stampin' up and have some fun!!!
A HUGE thank you to Nikki Spenser, she mentioned in her sweet comment who the creator of this flower was, the wonderful Joanne Leddy created this and her tutorial is excellant. Be sure to check out this fabulous tutorial!


I'm so glad you stopped by today, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask ~ have a wonderful day and I hope you're enjoying your summer thus far!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 15, 2011

SSC 212 ~ The Open Sea

Hello and welcome here! Don't you just love the sketches from Stamping 411! What a privilege to play along side this wonderful girls. The creativity that happens with these gals is amazing and we would love for you to join in the fun. So take a peek at the sketch for this week, get that mojo working and have some fun! Here is this weeks sketch ~ as soon as I saw it, I knew exactly what I would be inking up ~


I absolutely adore this stamp set and can't believe it won't be available after August 30th!
I really enjoy creating masculine cards! I guess when you have the right toys, it makes all the difference in the world ~ so the men in my life...well, I guess you can't all get the same card, so I'd better get some more creating done ~ I digress once again....so here is my card ~ and I love it!


Here is a quick peek of the inside of my card ~ gotta run, we have a dear friend and her four children staying with us for the week, so swimming, bbq's, visiting, playing....so much fun...have a wonderful week, thanks so much for stopping by ~ do jump over to the girls at Stamping 411 and play along with us ~ I can't wait to see what you come up with!


If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Word Play
  • Paper: Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede  
  • Ink: Basic Black, Soft Suede  
  • Acc: Word Window, Modern Label, 3/4 Circle, Star Punches, Top Note, Square Lattice EF

Friday, July 8, 2011

SSC 211 & My Friend!

Good day to you all ~ I sure hope you've been enjoying your summer thus far and your new catalogues! ~ July just seemed to take SO long for me this year, but it has arrived, the planting is done, the garden is growing and I might add ~ the weeds are doing just fine as well...hmmm, I don't remember planting those ~ I hope you also take the time to play along with us this week at Stamping 411 ~ the girls have a wonderful sketch for you to following using your Stampin' Up supplies ~ come join in the fun!!! Here is the sketch and my creation to go along with this weeks challenge!




As you can see, I flipped the sketch just a tad. What a fabulous stamp set ~ I just love it and I'm sure I'll be using this one again and again! I pulled out some ric rac that I had purchased from the clearance rack! I think it looks fabulous against the Perfect Polka Dots EF!

Here is a peek at the inside of my card!


Thanks so much for stopping by today ~ I will leave you with a picture of two young men having a very important conversation! These are our oldest and youngest grandsons!



Thanks again for stopping by ~ do be sure pop in on the girls at Stamping 411 ~ you are in for a treat, don't miss out ~ enjoy your day!

Questions ~ pop me a line!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps: My Friend, Elements of Style
  • Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi  
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi  
  • Acc: Ric Rac, Scallop Oval, Large Oval Punches, Perfect Dolka Dots EF

Friday, July 1, 2011

SSC 210 on a Happy Canada Day Scooter

Good day you all and Happy Canada Day! ~ sure hope you've had a super week and are ready to play along with the fabulous gals at Stamping 411 ~ can you believe that I'm joining them for the month of July ~ here is the sketch for you to follow ~ I love what these gals always come up with and I hope you take the time to play along as well, so get out your SU supplies and join in the fun!!! Here is the sketch for you to follow ~ and please, Stampin Up Only as you play along!


So here's a peek at my card to go along with the sketch ~
~ My little red & white Canadian Scooter ~

As you can see, I flipped my sketch a tad ~ it just fit better with what I had going on!
I absolutely LOVE this stamp set and couldn't wait to get out my blender pens and color!


I think I need a little red scooter!


Thank you so much for scootin' by today ~ I sure hope you enjoyed your time here and have come away with a little inspiration and there is SO much more ~ be sure to check out the rest of the design team to see what they've done with this wonderful sketch ~ believe me, you don't want to miss this!
Stop by here for some fabulous ideas! And to all my Canadian friends ~ sure hope you have a Happy Canada celebration!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

If you live in Winnipeg or the vicinity and would like to host a party I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!! Or, if space is an issue, come here and create with me at one of my many clubs or classes! Drop me a line for further info! I'd love to meet you! Enjoy your day!

  • Stamps:  On The Grow, Teeny Tiny Wishes,
  • Paper: Real Red, Whisper White 
  • Ink: Staz On, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lilac, Close To Cocoa  
  • Acc: Itty Bitty Shape, Curly Label Punch, Scallop Edge Border, Basic Pearls, Sponge