Monday, November 30, 2009

Your Friendship is a Blessing

Happy Monday!
Whew I'm so glad the weekend is over! It was soooooooooo busy at work and there was soooooooooooo much drama! Last night I had a young man have a seizure or something at the front of the store. After tending to him and calling 911(twice...grrrrr) I was worried sick about him. A few hours later his mom called to thank us for taking good care of her son. That was really sweet of her and helped calm my nerves a bit.
Before all that work stuff...I was able to stamp a few cards!
This one was for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #46.
Just recently I picked up this Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg designer paper. So rich and warm, eh?
I stamped the images from Branching Out with Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured with Copics. This is one of my all time fave stamp sets from Taylored Expressions!!!
Stamps: Branching Out; Cardstock: Choice Buttercream, Core'dinations, Nutmeg DP; Inks: Mememto Rich Cocoa; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Dew Drops, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

CC Designs Winter Sugarplums BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the CC Designs Winter Sugarplums Blog Hop!!

The Winter Sugarplums stamp release is so large the entire team is participating in a blog hop to give all of you just a taste of the fabulous creations you can make with these stamps!

If you've just happened across my blog and didn't start at the beginning click here.
You won't believe all the SWEET images in this set...seriously! I had a hard time deciding who to get inky first! Trevor skiing caught my eye because we get a lot of snow here and skiing is a wonderful winter activity.
This card is a 5 x 5 square.
Stamps: Winter Sugarplums, AmyR's Winter Sentiments; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, White and CC Jolly by Golly dp; Inks: Memento black, Soft Sky; Accessories: Copics, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Ghost Snowflake, Stickles, Scalloped Edge Punch, Button, Thread, Nesties, Dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, sponges
Don't forget to comment! ONE random comment from one of the blog hop posts will be chosen to win the ENTIRE Winter Sugarplums stamp collection!! So make sure to leave a comment on each post to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by! Continue the hop by visiting Janneke next!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes with Eskimo Sayuri

Good Morning!
So did all my American friends have a successful day of shopping yesterday? If so, I'm curious what kind of great deals you got?!
Today I've got another preview for you from All That Scraps.
This is Eskimo Sayuri along with AmyR's Winter Sentiments. Both will be available on Monday!!!
There are actually TWO Eskimo stamps. The other one is called
Eskimo Benji.
Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow the All That Scraps girls will be having a blog hop to showcase a huge set that will be available on Monday! Can't wait to see what the others have created!! Fun fun!
Have a GREAT Saturday!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Snowflakes and Cupcakes

Happy Friday!
It was so nice to have yesterday off work!! I managed to have a pretty productive day both around the house and around my stamping table ;) I'm still working on previews for the upcoming release from All That Scraps. So many great sets and images!!
Today it's AmyR's turn with her Snowflake set. There are several wonderful snowflakes in different sizes that would make a FANTASTIC background...that will be my next card ;)
I've also got a card to share for the Ways To Use It Challenge(something sweet) and Mercy's Sketch #49. I have been wanting to use this new dp...it's so fresh and fun...and it's really for Valentine's Day...haha!
It's a nice change from all the holiday card making.
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Enjoy...

the day off! That's what I plan to do! Although my day will still be busy. But then when is life not busy these days, right?
I was cruising through some of my folders last night and I don't think I shared this Dirty Dozen card with you. It's ALMOST a SU! only card. I'm pretty sure I added some stardust stickles to the flower centers. The challenge for this card was to use the In Colours...all of them ;)
I did it! I can't recall the last time I used those Build A Brads....hmmmm! I can remember when I first got them and used them on EVERYTHING! Time to dig into my stash again!
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to scroll down and see the All That Scraps sneak peek!

Warm Cocoa Wishes

This is a preview of Diane's new set called Warm Cocoa Wishes that will be available from All That Scraps on Monday. It's going to be another set that I'll be using quite often for gift giving! Chloe already has ideas of gifting handmade packages of cocoa to her friends. I told her she should get busy then ;)
Well I better go and get busy stamping! I have more previews to make!!
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes

Otis and Milo Warm Winter Wishes is a new set that will be available from All That Scraps on Monday. I adore anything to do with snowmen and was so excited to see Heather drew some!! CUTE!
There are some super adorable images and fun sentiments included in this set! I can see myself using them several times this winter season.
Stamps: Otis and Milo Warm Winter Wishes; Cardstock: White, Prism, Jolly by Golly DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Wavy border punch, ribbon, stickles, snowflake punch, ghost snowflake, dimensionals, white candy dot
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Merry & Bright SSSC #45

Merry & Bright!!
Can you believe Christmas is a little more than a month away?! Where has this year gone?
Today All That Scraps starts the December previews and unfortunately I don't have a card to share with you. I have only had a chance to make a couple of cards so far and today's sneak peek is one I haven't finished...sorry!
Stop by the ATS girl's blogs to see what they have to share though!!
I do have a card from Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch #45. This is a SU! only card. Very simple and quick! Last year my favourite colours for Christmas cards were Wild Wasabi, Real Red and So Saffron.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll definitely get busy stamping with my ATS stamps after work tonight and have a week FULL of sneak peeks!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Nora

Good Morning!
Ok the end of my busyness is near....for work that is....lol
Today I have my presentation and then work will just be work....kwim?
This is going to be a busy week for Sneak Peeks! Starting Tuesday you'll see All That Scraps and wait until you see the adorable images!!!
Yesterday I took a break from numbers and charts to play along with the Featured Stamper on SCS. This is the card I created and this is the card I cased.
Stamps: Swiss Pixie Nora; Cardstock: White, Real Red, Retired SU dsp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Red Gingham, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sharing in your Sorrow

Today is a sad day. A friend and co-worker lost his mother last week and today she will be put to rest. I wanted to make a card for him but making sympathy cards are always difficult. A couple of months ago I made his mom a birthday card(here) in some bright colours because she loved green. I dug through my designer papers and found something green to use, just for her.
I know a card doesn't do a whole lot for someone who just lost a loved one but I wanted him to know I'm thinking of him.
I've been super busy these past few days and haven't had much stamping time. Tomorrow I have a huge presentation to do and I'm still working on all the charts, graphs, sales....ugh! I hope I can finish it early enough today so just REST up!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Holiday Happiness WSC106

Last night I was happy to STAMP!
I played along with Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #106.
Here I've used Taylored Expressions stamps and Key Ingredients for this holiday card.
Guess what??!!!
I'm going to CHA!!! Can you believe it?!
I'll be making the trip with my best friend and you'll find me in the Taylored Expressions booth with the Baker's Dozen Girls!
Stamps: Wings of Joy; Cardstock: White, Prism, Jolly by Golly DP; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Chipboard Snowflake, Stickles, Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dreams

Happy Friday!
This week I'm really struggling with time management....lol
Just when I thought I had plenty of time to stamp...wham....something else comes up...ugh!
So once again I am diggin' deep in my Dirty Dozen folders and sharing a card from my DD days with you.
I hope that I will have some serious stamping time this weekend! I'm going nutty!
Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Snippet

Pop on over to the Stamp A Sweet Impression Blog and see a little more of this ;)

Luxurious Labels SCS Sketch 255

Ok first off, I need to apologize for the crummy pic! Lavender Lace is such a hard colour to capture. It looks a little off, sort of darker than it should. After several attempts I gave up and decided to just use the first picture I took....lol
I used the SCS sketch #255 for the layout. This card goes with something else I made. You'll have to come back a little later today to see ;)
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Luxurious Labels; Cardstock: White, Lavender Lace; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Nesties, Mat pack and Paper piercer, Organdy Ribbon, Stickles, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to continue stamping all week!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

California 2009 Pics

Good Morning~!
Since getting home I haven't had any stamping time so I thought I'd share a few pics from our trip to California. Hope you don't mind ;)
I will definitely be stamping tonight!
Our first trip was to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
Chloe really wanted to feed the birds some nectar. She did GREAT staying calm and letting them sit on her arm.




Of all the things to buy at Disneyland, she chose this hat! LOL! She has worn it daily since! It's from Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Can't go to Disney without getting a shot of Goofy! Disneyland changed to Christmas while we were there....it was fantastic! They even made it SNOW after the fireworks!
Inside Mickey's house....
In jail somewhere in Toontown...

Sunday we made our way back up to Hollywood and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.


Thanks for stopping by today! I will see you again tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Good Morning!

Well, we are home....got in late last night and am now zipping off to work! Fun, fun!
I'll share some pictures very soon. California was jammed packed with so many activities!
What a FABULOUS surprise to see that I was chosen as Featured Stamper on SCS while I was away! Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful emails and cards that you have made! I promise to look through the gallery and comment after work!
Ok...it's off to work I go...hi ho hi ho.....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Center of Attention Product Spotlight - Mini Binder Box

Well today the fun in the sun ends and we head back home to Edmonton. I'm always anxious to get home and see everyone but once I see all is okay, I want to turn back! lol!
I'm sure I'll have some pictures to share with you later this week.
Today I'm sharing a project I made using the Mini Binder Boxes that are available from Taylored Expressions.
I wanted to show something else you could do with it, other than storing some fabulous TE stamps ;)
A few years back I made quite a few birthday calendars using 5 x 9 open ended envelopes BUT they didn't hold up too well with all the shuffling I did from place to place. I'm thinking the one I made my Grandmother hasn't lasted either so I've made her a replacement!
These binder boxes are super sturdy yet easy enough for her to open. She has arthritis and has had difficulty with the simpliest of tasks....like opening things. I've decorated the outside and inside using some fun Crate Paper that I've had on my shelf for a long time. The adorable images are from the Beary Special and Beary Special Accessories.
On the inside I created some pockets that hold little mini calendars so Grandma can write down all her kids, grandkids and now great-grandkids birthdays along with others. The holes for the pockets were punched with a 1/4" circle punch...it fits perfectly around the stems of the binder box! There are 6 pockets in total. I think I'll throw in a bunch of cute TE cards in the back to get Grandma started!
I think I want to purchase another box to store my nesties in too! Be sure to stop by half of the Baker's Dozen to see what they have created for you today! I can't wait to get home and see for myself!
Denise Marzec
Jackie Pedro
Jami Sibley
Karen Motz
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Some special news from Taylored Expressions:
The binder boxes will no longer include a cover/spine and have been lowered in price to $9.95. There are spine/cover downloads available for $2.49.
Each of the Center of Attention products will be on sale for a limited time following our product spotlight (November 16-17). This time we'll be offering a 15% discount on our Mini Binder Box!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Luxurious SCS Sketch

Happy Sunday and Happy Race Day!
I won't be watching the race today but I'll be thinking about it...lol
Go Gordon!
Before leaving for California I managed to sneak in a little time to make a card using the SCS sketch.
I used a new Taylored Expressions set called Luxurious Labels with the Spa Key Ingredients Kit.
Thanks for stopping by today! I promise to catch up with everyone this week!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Season's Sweetings TESC90

I know...I'm a week behind on Taylor's sketch....lol But not really ;)
This was made last weekend but I have been saving it!
The papers come from the Spa Key Ingredients Kit and are perfect for my love of pink and blue holiday cards this year!!!
Cuppie comes from Taylored Expressions set called Season's Sweetings.
Stamps: Season's Sweetings; Cardstock; Prism, Choice Buttercream, MME dp; Inks: Memento Black; Accessories: Copics, Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, White Candy Dots, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!