Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Happy times

Sorry I didn't most a mojo Monday inspiration yesterday!  It was Family Day holiday here in Ontario and our family was able to escape to Great Wolf Lodge courtesy of a Christmas gift from my mom.

Before we left on Sunday for the resort, we had a party at church.
A party at Church?
Yup!  Our church, Cornerstone Christian Community Church turned 20 years old! I can hardly believe it.  Kevin and I have been with this church community since the very beginning so I'm so glad we didn't miss the celebration in favour of playing at a water park longer.

Here’s some photos of the fun! Our church has recently grown to have two service times. 9:30 am and 11:30 am. So the party was in between at around 10:45

The service was extra special...it started with a rap song by our own friendly neighborhood youth pastor.  (writing rap songs and performing is one of his hobbies) and the rest of the service was filled with nostalgic stories of the many many experiences and miracles that have led to where our church community is now.

The party in between services consisted of cake, dance party led by attendees who own a dance studio, mingling and many photographs!
Here I am with my friend Emily.  We've been friends since high school and we were one of the originals together when our church started.  We were discussing perhaps we haven't aged one bit in twenty years???!!!

The highlight for the kids (besides that they were given those party noisemakers that they were blowing nonstop) was the balloon drop!

A celebration indeed!

Since Kevin helps out by playing in the band for both services we didn't get out to Great wolf Lodge under later in the afternoon but it was still plenty of time for the kids to have fun!

I really enjoyed the family time this weekend but I will admit I was a little itchy to play with my new saleabration stamps! 

When I feel itchy to play and don't feel like I have patience to come up with my own design, I go straight to pinterest. 
Here is a card I made this morning CASE'd from Cindy Elam. 

It was so gorgeous I don't think I changed a thing.  I just sat down and made this and it made me feel super happy.  The supply list is below. 
That Blossoming Basket Bundle which includes the embossing folder and stamp set is a must have Saleabration freebie!  It's yours free with a $120 order. 
Shop today on my online store!  Remember, just until the end of February you can get a class kit free when you use host code:  KKFDJAXE

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and hope you find happiness in playing with stamps and paper too! 

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Lunch and learn

Hi! Just a quick post from me today to let you know that new saleabration items have been released!
Check them out here: 

Just for fun I will do a lunch and learn Facebook live on my Facebook group so you can see the new goodies and I also have some new swap cards to show you and general news to share. 
Join in live on Tuesday at noon EST 
on my Facebook group. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Petal Passion Memories & More Valentines

Happy Valentines Day!  It's a day to celebrate love, and friendship!
Valentines day came so quickly this year!  I admit (with my head down in shame) that I did not facilitate any class set of gifts for the kids this year.
There were some intentions but the intentions did not get as far as planning any particular project.  It doesn't help that the kids are not allowed to bring any food items at all.

Once the kids left for school, I went to my physio appointment and then headed off to ski.  Since I had such positive ski experience last winter, I wanted to make sure to ski again this year.  Kevin bought me a groupon for a local ski resort.  I decided since there was snow on the ground and the sun was shining AND it was my sabbath rest day, I should definitely use the groupon today.

The Skyloft ski resort was basically empty.  It is a small resort and there aren't many runs but I enjoyed my time although I was a tad nervous of falling and not having anyone around to help me up.  Kevin kept texting me asking how I was doing.  He asked for selfies so he could see for himself that I was doing okay.  Isn't that sweet and supportive?

Since I was busy skiing, there wasn't much time to plot my Valentines gifts for the family.

However I did not want to let the day pass without some special token so the kids would be reminded how much I loved them.

I bought a Red Velvet Cake and had it personalized with the words: You are loved.
I wanted the family to know that they were loved by me and by God.

For the record the cake was from Loblaws and it was very very tasty.  

After I came home from skiing and buying the cake, I headed right down to the craft cave to make cards for the family.  
I'll just share the card I made for Kevin.  I made a different card for each member of the family.  

The Petal Passion Memories and More card was the highlight on this card.  I felt the sentiment was perfectly suited for Kevin.  He is super supportive whether I want to take a day to ski by myself or if I need his hep bringing stampin' supplies I forgot to class. 

I stamped on the Memories and More Card with the coordinating Petal Palette Stamp set. 

I had to jazz the card up somehow so Kevin would know it's an extra special card so a piece of silver foil embossed with the Hexagons dynamic Embossing folder did the trick. 

The Memories and more card packs have lots of uses! 
Check out the video below for today's Watch it Wednesday.  The supply list is also below.  Just click on any of the images to take you to my online store. 

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Retreat in a Box!

There's just two weeks left to get in on the Early Bird Rate for the Ladies Retreat Weekend!

I encourage you to grab a friend, a daughter, a mother and join in on this special crafting weekend!

You'll enjoy rest, crafting, food, gifts, and more!
Give yourself the permission to take one weekend to craft your heart away.  Check out some photos from a past event HERE

Can't escape for the live weekend event? Then consider the Retreat in a box! 

You will receive everything my live retreat attendees receive except you will provide your own food and sleep in your own bed.

Enjoy the treats of my retreat at just a fraction of the cost!
Your $68 registration cost includes:
Goodie bag valued at over $30
7 assembled and cute pillow gifts
Instructions on how the pillow gifts were made if they are not self-explanatory
3 make n takes with tutorials
chance to win prizes
All delivered to your door. Boxes will go to the post by April 24th
If you choose any of the optional class options which will be emailed to you after you register, you will receive free shipping on those optional classes.
Registration is simple. Just choose the free ticket option below and I will be in contact with you to arrange payment. You must pay and register by March 20th at the latest.
Go ahead, treat yourself to my Retreat in a Box!
Register for the Retreat in a Box HERE

Monday, February 12, 2018

A hoarder or a stamper?

Are you like me?  Do you like to purchase beautiful things and then not use them because they seem almost too beautiful to use?

This weekend I had time to sit down and play with my stamping goodies and I decided that I was going to use some products that I have been hoarding due to their beauty.

The mini tassels were first on my list to play with because I ordered them on my demonstrator preorder in May 2017!!! They sit inside their package...too beautiful to open.

In fact the whole Eastern Palace Suite on pages 18 and 19 in the catalogue is just so luscious and beautiful. 

Here's what I came up with in my playtime!  I feel great happiness about this card.  I cut up my beautiful paper and I didn't die! 
In fact, I like this card so much it will be one of the cards at Sweet and Simple card class this month on February 28th.  Yes, if you come I will let you have one of my tassels to put on your card too! 

Thanks for dropping in!   Don't forget Saleabration is in full swing!  Get your gift for every $60 order!  Shop now! 

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Creating for Christ Recap 2018

Last week was the Creating for Christ event.  This is the third year for this event and it was such a blessing to me to be a part of the experience.  It was definitely good for the soul!  I felt so blessed and refreshed after the event and I hope all the other ladies did too!

The theme of the event was the Truth and power of God's word.

Here are some photos.

We started with listening and singing of some great inspirational songs.  I was so grateful for Kevin and Laurelle who helped provide the music. 
(yes,not only does my husband bring me cardstock to events that I have forgotten, he also plays guitar.  He's just all around nice and talented too!)

We also enjoyed stamping projects of course! Here's a few things we made. 

Each project tied in to the theme and related to some truth from the Bible. 

This mini pizza box holds little cue cards inside with scripture verses. 

This beautiful box held a little tea light.  We held up our tea lights as we enjoyed the final song.

And this 5X7 creation can be put in a frame to remember that we are sustained and cared for by God himself!

There was also some personal sharing on the theme from myself and also my friend Missy Shipman, a demonstrator from near Syracuse NY.  

It was a fun time!  It was also a special time and a sacred,holy time. 
I am so grateful to everyone who attended and took the class 2 go and of course Laurelle, Kevin, Missy and Gloria.  Together we all enjoyed a taste of heaven right in the middle of the usual busy, stressful, crazy life.  
Creating for Christ was good for the soul! 
I'm keeping February 9th 2019 open in my calendar in case I feel led to help organize this event again.   I hope you will be able to join me.