Friday, February 27, 2015

A little Spring

Easter will be here soon!  I just thought I'd get a little spring in the air by crafting Easter cards in my basement this week.  There's nothing like taking a day to relax in my craft cave to make me feel better.  Honestly, all this snow and cold weather is really dragging my mood down.  I can't wait for spring and summer!

Isn't this a cute card?  I love that thick in colour baker's twine.  (check out the weekly deals below...the crisp canatalope twine is on sale!)
Get that fun designer series paper free when you place a minimum $60 order. (love sale-a-bration!)

Here's what you need to make the card.  Go ahead an click on any of the images to take you to my online store.

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And here's the weekly deals! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Don't Miss the Ladies Retreat Weekend!

The early bird deadline is in two days!  Oh My!  Don't miss out!  There are less than a handful of spaces left!  I love this pampering weekend.  The goal is relaxation and you're allowed to bring whatever you want to make it happen! (a book, knitting, scrapbooking, cardmaking...whatever you want!)

Here's a couple of past blog posts to give you a feel of the experience:
Read about our first one HERE
and our second one HERE

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Watch it Wednesday: February Paper Pumpkin

I know I've said it before but I will say it again:  My Paper Pumpkin 3 month subscription is on sale but only until the end of March. Plus you get a sale-a-bration item!

How much better does it get?

Check out the video for the February Paper Pumpkin.

Check out how I've used Paper pumpkin as a craft at my daughter's birthday party.  There are lots of ways to use the Paper Pumpkin but don't forget that the best thing about it is that it's easy and fun! Contact me today to subscribe!

Other news you need to know...Stampin' Up! has announced the addition of 4 new exclusive sale-a-bration items!  Do not miss booking a private class with me in March so you can see them in action and get your exclusive goodies!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Birthday party fun

My friend Emily thought the best way to celebrate her birthday was to hangout with girlfriends and stamp. I was happy to provide the birthday entertainment. 
Here's one of the cards we made using the Love is Kindness Stamp set. Cardstock colour is hello honey. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Watch it Wednesday with some belated valentine crafting!

I know it's a little late but I thought you might enjoy my Valentine's TV segment as this week's Watch it Wednesday video. 

It's true!  I really believe it's important to keep in touch with your Stampin' Up! demonstrator so you can learn all sorts of tips and tricks.  I love sharing everything I learn with you! 

Check out my events calendar and hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weekly Deals!

Awesome weekly deals this week!  3 different punches are on sale! The What's Up! arrow punch matches with the You brighten my day stamp sale-a-bration stamp set!

Shop online on my store  (click any of the images) or contact me and I can include anything you want with my group order later this week.

Remember, these are weekly deals so they are only here for a week!

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Family Day Fun

We had a super fun family day long weekend.  Some friends organized and invited us to join in on a road trip to Ottawa. This trip was not initiated by me as I would never think that vacationing in Ottawa during the frigid cold winter is a good idea.  However, I thought that going with friends would be fun for the kids.   It ended up being fun for grownups too!  I would consider going again next year!
We left early Saturday morning to arrive in the afternoon.  First stop, the Rideau Canal.  It was perfect skating weather, the snow was gently falling and there was lots of hustle and bustle and the smell of fried dough from the Beaver Tail stand was the reminder of the reward that awaited us after skating. (confession.  I do not skate.  So I walked along the ice).  My children were strong skaters and had a blast!

Look at my little guy go!


Here's my oldest enjoying a Beaver Tail.  He was too busy chewing to smile for the photo.

After the canal skate and beaver tails, we were off to see ice sculptures.

Then we found a perfect, homey mom and pop Shwarma shop.  We were glad to find somewhere to get a great meal on Valentines day. It was the kind of mom and pop shop that made you feel right at home.  The plastic dinosaur on the table was exactly the kind of romantic atmosphere all us parents would have had and been used to.

The next day was the day that extreme cold alerts were being issued.  Yes!  This means we must go out in the cold to experience more of Winterlude.  We went to Jacques Cartier Parc in Quebec and took advantage of fun ice slides. 

Call us crazy...or call us Canadian!  Oui Oui! 

I won't go into the funny story of how this came about but on Sunday night my daughter and I got to crash a friend's Stampin' team meeting.  It was actually perfect because I had promised my daughter a stamping night just for us since my Kids can craft class was so busy she couldn't really participate and I certainly couldn't give her my undivided attention.  
My daughter and I had a great time.  We loved our card creations!  (I won't show them to you because I think I'm going to use them for the next technique class!)
Here's my friend Cynthia and I.  

If you think the boys were crying the blues without us, I can assure you that they were doing just fine at Cynthia's house with her husband and kids.  
They pulled out all the stops with our favourite snack food. 

Next day a quick swim at the hotel pool and a visit to the aviation museum.

Whew!  A busy but super fun weekend!  Stamping, chips, friends, family, listening to the French language being spoken everywhere, Beaver Tails, sliding on my butt in minus 30 degree weather...
it just don't get better than that! 
As my son whispered to me on the first day: "There's nothing better than being with family in Ottawa"