Saturday, December 20, 2014

Turbo Christmas crafting

Yes, it's that time of year.  I've finished up with my stampin' classes for 2014 and then I kick into high gear for my own personal and family crafting.
Kevin always is looking for gifts to give his staff.  This year he decided on gift cards so we whipped up these little gift card holders.  It's the one time of year that Kevin and I craft together since at least he has the courtesy to help as they are for his work. 

These cute little gift card holders were made using the envelope punch board (idea case'd from Julie Davison)
I just used the gift card sizing which was written write on the punch board and then made a little belly band.  So easy!
Get all the supplies you need.  Click on the image below to take you to my online store.

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Speaking of turbo Christmas crafting, my last TV segment with Rogers Daytime felt like a race as I was told that this crafting segment was "squeezed" into an already full program so I only had 5 minutes.
I was moving as fast as I could...amid the reminders from the host that I only had 5 minutes!
Just wanted to share some crafty inspiration!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Perfect Gift

I can't help but share another post about My Paper Pumpkin.  The kits are just getting better and better!
This month's kit came with a free gift of a paper piercing template!
It was a very exciting day to come home and find a delivery from UPS with my spring catalogue preorder product AND my little red Paper Pumpkin Box.

It's not too late to order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription for yourself or for a gift!
Imagine your gift recipient getting that little box of happiness!  Who wouldn't love it?!

For today's Watch it Wednesday Video, here is a video highlighting the December Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Contact me to order your prepaid subscription today!
I believe you can also order it through my ONLINE STORE

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A great reward. Thank you.

Just wanted to share my excitement about earning the 2016 Stampin' Up! incentive trip. It will be a Mediterranean Cruise with ports in Spain, Italy and France.  Pretty awesome right?  
What can I say?  Thank you to all of you who make my journey so rewarding.  It's the people I meet that make the journey so wonderful. 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Blessed to give

Each year it is a tradition for our church to visit the local hospital and sing Christmas carols.
This year was no exception.  I can't put into words what a joy it is to do this simple service. 
It's not fancy. A group of us go, we knock on patients doors and ask if they would like us to sing and if so, we just sing. No 4 part harmony or anything, we just sing familiar carols like Silent Night, Joy to the World etc. 
it's amazing how simple familiar Christmas carols can touch peoples hearts. I know some patients shed a few tears. I always think: "I'm supposed to be doing this as a service to the people who are in the hospital but seeing their grateful hearts and hearing them sing along makes me always feel like I am the one being served by them!
Here's a couple of pictures of us as we are making the gifts that we give to the patients and of us singing. 

We gave away all the ornaments we made  but here is a picture of one similar, I got the idea from one we made at Founders Circle. Super easy and super cute. Just curl some all is calm dsp and then use the wonderful wreath framleits to cut out the words and I used the adhesive transfer sheets to adhere to the ornament. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Watch it Wednesday: Tea for a Friend

Our recent technique class was fun.  I focused on fancy folds and in my "research" for the class I came across a really neat tea bag holder.  I thought it was perfect to put onto the front of a card.

It was perfect timing that I made this card since a girlfriend was planning a special birthday surprise for a friend of ours at church.  Anna was celebrating a birthday and it was decided that we would each get her a teacup as she is always so hospitable about inviting us over to her home for tea.  Each teacup was unique.

Of course it's no secret in our gang of girls that I am the cardmaking/stamping one.  So I was asked if I could bring the card for us to sign and did I have something that had to do with tea?  Woah! Perfect! 

If you want to learn how to do this origami fold, check out today's watch it Wednesday video.
Here's the supply list for the card.  To visit my online store, just click on any of the images.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Catalogue kick off fun

Wednesday was a fun evening. Stampin up is getting ready to bring out a new mini catalogue and to help demonstrators get ready they held a catalogue kickoff event in Columbus but live streamed it to theaters around North America. We were lucky that a theater in etobicoke was picked as a streaming site. Many Team S.T.I.C girls were able to attend so it was extra fun. We got to oooooh and Ahhh over the samples they showed on the screen and we got a new stamp set and catalogues when leaving. Yippee!
Here's Zahra winning prize patrol and showing off her winning band colour. That's an extra stamp set for her!

And of course though I'm totally behind on my Christmas cards and still preparing private classes, I couldn't resist playing with the new stamp set we were given called One Tag Fits All 

You can't really tell in this pictures but I filled the highlighted lights with rhinestones.  It's very shiny and goes well with the silver glimmer.
I CAN NOT WAIT to share the spring catalogue with you along with all the great projects that can be made with it.  Make sure to register for my customer appreciation event on Dec. 28th and/or Stamp Camp.  Time to play and get ready for all those spring occasions!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas made Easy!

Those of you who are paper pumpkin subscribers already know...November's pumpkin was super cute and super useful!  Who doesn't need Christmas cards and tags at this time of year?
Check out the video for today's Watch it Wednesday:

Wish you had a subscription and missed out?  No worries!  Refill kits are available from me while supplies last!  Only $9.75 Just use your own ink and stamps to create cute and easy Christmas cards and tags!

Did you know that a Paper pumpkin subscription makes the best gift?  
Why not get one for someone on your list today? It's perfect for kids and adults.

The month to month subscription is $24.95 a month shipping included.  It's convenient and low risk-you can put it on hold or cancel anytime.

or you can get a prepaid subscription.  Just sit back and enjoy the delivery of those red boxes: (shipping included)
1 month prepaid subscription is $24.95
3 month prepaid subscription $74.95
6 month prepaid is $143.70  (save $1 per month)
12 month $275.40 (save $2 per month)

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