Monday, 10 June 2013

Enjoy Your Summer!

Hello Friends,

This is a quick note to wish everyone a very happy, safe, healthy and fun filled summer!

I have so many projects to share with you as I`ve had 9 weeks of fun filled classes just pass. However, with summer just around the corner and school being let out soon, I won`t have time to sit down and share all the fun projects that I have until September.

So until then, have a blessed summer!

Be sure to explore my Stampin` Up! site (listed below) for specials and be sure to check out the new catalogue. I`ve already been exploring with lots of new product. I guess I`ll have to share that later too.

Smiles and Blessings,

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Who's Got Mail? - Postage Collection - Sneak Peek

Hello Friends,

Hope everyone had an excellent weekend! I know the title is kinda catchy....LOL

Today I’m going to share with you some cards I made using the new “Postage Collection” which is in the new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalogue. To boot, it’s a Hostess set….. ooooohhhhh……You can start ordering in the new catalogue starting June 1.

Anyways, here is a special card I made for my dad. He is one of the very special people in my life and I wanted to tell him how appreciated he is and how much he’s loved by his family.

Here is a similar card using the same set but this one is for dear friends of ours who just had an anniversary.

This one is for another special lady who loves pink and blue……I hope she liked this birthday card!

Until next time….keep smiling and blessings upon you and yours!

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

This & That Journal - My Love Journal

Hi Friends,

The New “THIS& THAT JOURNAL” sounded like so much fun to participate in. I thought I would share with you what I’m going to do with mine.

This is going to be "My Love Journal" I will be basing this journal on the book, "FiveLove Languages" by Gary Chapman. It's going to be fun to explore knowing and creating the ‘Love Languages’ of my family... Do you know your LOVE LANGUAGE?

If you want to participate…..grab a journal (131268) and have fun…. Here’s a bit of information that you probably already know….but here’s a reminder and some thoughts to explore as you enter into your journal.

Most of us know that love is a choice. We act, say or give something to show that we love someone. We also receive it the same way. Some of us don’t feel it though. Why is that? It’s because we aren’t looking in the right places or we don’t see how others are showing their love for us.

This journal is to keep a personal record to see how I show love and to see how I receive love. It could be as simple as showing my love by smiling at someone or giving them a gift or doing the dishes.

It’s also to be aware of how others are showing me love. It may not be the way I would like to receive love but it’s to be grateful for those who are around me as they express their love for me the only way they know how. This way if I am consciously looking for it, I will then be more grateful and perhaps ‘feel’ the love. Then I can give it away more freely as my ‘love tank’ will be filling up. (More information is provided in the book. You can also take the quiz to find out your ‘LoveLanguage’ in the back of the book or online at Gary Chapman’s site.)

Don’t forget to share what your ‘Love Language’ is. For those who want to know….mine is ‘Words Of Affirmation’. So don’t forget to leave a comment J

There will be days where you won’t want to show your love in certain ways that others may expect. So on those days, it could be showing your love by not saying anything at all. Sometimes we say things that we regret so by saying nothing could be very powerful. But keep conscious about it as you don’t want to fill up with bitterness. Remember to forgive quickly and perhaps that might be your way of showing love too.

Grab a copy of this wonderful book, “The Five Love Languages” and start exploring what your Love Language is as well as the Love Languages in your family. They will LOVE you for it!

I will try to share with you some of the pages that I create to give you an idea or inspire you to do your own take on it.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. 6 It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

In Honor Of Single Moms!

Hello Friends,

I thought I would share with you a card I made for a couple of special people in my life. In honor of Mother’s Day, I did make my mom a card ‘Amore’ with the black ribbon on the previous post. For this post, I want to share with you a card I made for a couple of single Mom’s out there! It’s not easy being a single Mom so in honor of that; here is what I made them.

On the inside of the card, I used a stamp that said “You’re An Awesome” “MOTHER” then I added with my words….. “ And don’t let anyone tell you different!”

We need to continue to encourage everyone around us. Even the ‘strong’ need encouraged and hugged!

Smiles & Blessings,

Monday, 6 May 2013

A Little Vintage For Ya...

Good Day Friends,

Hope everyone had a great weekend! It’s going to be another great day here is sunny Alberta. It’s going to hit a high of +29 C. That’s so AWESOME!

I haven’t shared a vintage card for a while so today I will share two.

Hope you like them.

This stamp set is on retiring stamp list. It’s called Artistic Etchings 120573. Be sure to check out that list on my business site

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

Friday, 3 May 2013

Chance To "WIN"

Hello Friends!

Are you looking for some new craft ideas??

I would like to offer everyone a chance to be inspired by any of my creations.

Simply become a follower on my blog: 

If I inspire you, please share what you made and what inspired you and you may win a chance to be the highlight of a blog post and that's for whatever craft you do, whether it be cards, jewelry, scrapbooking, photography or whatever else you come up with that inspires you!

Don't forget to send me your entries!!

Have fun!!

Smiles & Blessings,

My Email:

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Monsters & Aliens ..... Owls??

Hello Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the sunny spring weather. I know I am. We are getting excited for the camping season to start!

My son has been invited to few birthdays this past while. I thought I would share with you the cards I made for his friends.

This is where I started out with the monster card…..Don’t you love the different uses of the OWL PUNCH!

Then my son was just invited to another birthday for twins. I thought I would make another card using the OWL PUNCH and rather than giving the twins the same card…..I twisted the OWL PUNCH and made aliens.

What do you think?

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

Friday, 26 April 2013

Cascade Birthday Card

Good Day Friends,

I had some time to get into my craft room today. WOW, did I have fun!

My nieces’ birthday is coming up on Monday, April 29th, so I thought I would make her a special card as it’s a special birthday. She hit the teenage years!

I wanted to do something festive and exciting for her. I made a cascade card with lots of balloons and sparkle to celebrate her birthday.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Swallowtail - Stained Glass Technique

Hello Friends,

I thought I would quickly share with you a card I just made using the Swallowtail stamp.  I had some time to play with it.

I thought I would use the ‘whole’ stamp as it is a larger one. I couldn’t help but want to do the ‘stained glass’ technique on it.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

I feel a class coming on with this stamp and technique!

Watch for details!


'Spring Is In The Air'


Note Cards With Envelopes Class

APR 24  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Mountain)

In this class we will be making a group of note cards with the FUN stampin' set called "Rain or Shine"

The very talented lady, Mary Fish, designed these cards and I thought it would be an excellent
class to share with you. These cards would also make a great gift to someone special.
You will be making 3 of each color for a total of 9 cards.
Bring scissors and adhesive.
Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Blessings,

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Introducing the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit!

Introducing the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit!

You can now order the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit and get enough supplies (excluding adhesive) to create six beautiful birthday cards for the great girls in your life.

 The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:

  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)

Get everything you need for only $17.95 (item 133913)!*
This would also make a great gift for the special ladies in your life. Don't forget that Mother's Day is around the corner....

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out 'My Events' to see what's happening and to book your spot.

Smiles & Blessings,

Monday, 15 April 2013

Reminder For Wednesday, April 17th Card Class

Reminder For Wednesday, April 17th Card Class

Papaya Collage & French Foliage           

APR 17  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Mountain) 
In My Studio!         
We will be making 2 Papaya Collage cards with envelopes &
2 French Foliage cards with envelopes.

Learning a FUN new technique using the clear blocks & a ROCK & ROLL technique!

RSVP April 15

Bring scissors and adhesive or glue stick as none will be provided.
However, glue dots and dimensionals will be.



Just a quick note that the Papaya Collage cards were cased from a very talented Jenny. I don't have a website for her as I couldn't find it. I seen it on Pinterest. Thanks to Jenny for her fabulous design.

Be sure to check out 'MY EVENTS' to see what other classes are coming up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Thinking Of You, Mom

Good Day Friends,

Today I wanted to share with you a special card that I just made for my Mom.

I appreciate my Mom and she needs to hear it more. I was thinking of her and the thought of her losing some loved ones in her life these past few years along with my uncle only a month ago. Well his birthday is coming up and I was thinking how she must feel. I could only imagine that losing a loved one that it would be difficult especially around those times of special occasions such as Easter and birthdays or anniversaries.

This card was made especially for her and to let her know that I was and still am thinking of her and all that she does for so many people and to let her know how much she is appreciated in all the big and small things she does. Especially for, ‘just being her’.

I hope I have inspired you to remind someone how much you appreciate and love them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,


Don’t forget to check out ‘My Events’ and book your spot for an upcoming class. You too can make a card and send it to someone special.


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

'For You' 2011 -2013 In Color Card Class

‘For You’ 2011-13 In Colors Card Class

Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 pm in my Studio.

Here is a basic class yet so ‘classy’ of a design.

Make five cards with matching envelopes to celebrate
any occasion for those special people in your life - family and friends!

Optional greetings will be provided.
April 10th Card Class

Registration $20.00 by April 3.

Bring scissors and sufficient adhesive to all classes
as none will be provided.

For More Information:

Smiles & Blessings,


Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sharing 3 Cards

Hello Friends,
It’s been a busy February that’s for sure. My last post was on Valentine’s Day.
I will share with you a few cards that I have made over the last couple of weeks.
Some may have been CASED (copy and share everything)
I see so many cards on the internet and I see that a lot of people CASE. So, I took a few of my favorites and did just that.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.
Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Blessings,

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day Family & Friends!

Happy Valentine’s Day Family & Friends,
Hoping your day is filled with love, family, friends, laughter and chocolate.
Here are some cards I made for family and teachers!
Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Emma's Journal

Hello Friends,

I’ve been busy in my craft room. It was my daughter’s 10th birthday on the 27th of January. She often gave hits of what she wanted for her birthday….which was a Bible and a carry case. Being a crafty person I knew I couldn’t make that. So, instead, I made her a Shabby Chic “Favorite Verses” Journal to go along with her bible and case that we got her.
Here it is….
After she received it for her birthday, along with her bible, she was excited to make her first entry. She knew exactly what she wanted to do.
Here is her first entry.
AWE!!! (I know)….
We are so proud of her, our sweet Emma!
Thanks for stopping by!
Smiles & Blessings,

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Thinking Of You Friend

Good Day Friends,
I would like to say “Thinking Of You Friend
That is what my card is about today, thinking of you!
Hope you like it.
I love the color of Pool Party. This is a new single stamp that I just had to have. There are so many ideas for it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Smiles & Blessings,

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

"You Are My Sunshine"

Hello Friends,
WOW, does life get busy!
In any event, I joined a group called Secret Sisters. Doesn’t that sound like fun? It is a group of ladies where there is an organizer who joins different ladies to be a Secret Sister. So I have a lady, whom I cannot mention, that I send a couple of creations a month. When signing up for this, I and each member are to make one full card and one card front a month and send it off. The lady I have as far as I know, doesn’t have me. I think the organizer tries to set it up that way. I hope to post some fabulous cards and card front that she makes me as a THANK YOU to her. Hopefully she will be watching. However, at the same time, I have to be careful what I post here. I don’t want to give any clues to my Secret Sister. This is a year commitment so I’m not supposed to dwell who my Secret Sister is and I hope that my Secret Sister plays it safe too. I’ll post pictures in another blog entry.
With that all being said, I received my beautiful order from the new Spring Catalogue and started to have some fun.
Here is my card!
For those of you who know me, I have five children so this card has a lot of meaning. For starters, ever since each of my children was in my womb, I sang to them, You Are My Sunshine! And, Stampin’ Up! came up with a single stamp that says exactly that! Secondly, you can see the five butterflies, each one represents my kids. Three pink for my three girls and two pool party to represent my two boys! The bike and background just add that extra springiness to this card.
Well, I hope you like it and THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by!
Smiles & Blessings,

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Welcome Back - Happy Birthday Son

Hello Friends,
WOW, how time flies by! Hope everyone had a great Christmas break! We had a great Christmas holiday. We even did some winter camping! Ya, I know, crazy…..not really…we do have our trailer out at the camp site, however, there are cabins there as well. We booked the cabin. It was nice to have the bathroom close by instead of walking in the cold dark to the out building where the bathroom is located.
Anyways, I couldn’t post for a while as it was pretty busy here. Not only Christmas and camping, we just celebrated my son’s 11th birthday. That’s what I’m going to share with you today. The card I made for him.
Hope you like it as much as he did!
Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to stop and check out the promotions….a lot is happening…fun fun fun!

Smiles & Blessings,