Monday, October 26, 2009

I want my mummy

I saw this idea somewhere...
My own version of the mummy card. I just love the googlie eyes!
This is one of the cards that seems like a good idea when you start it, but 20 minutes later, you're like, "this is the last time I do this!" It is very time consuming. I guess the result is worth it, but this is definitely one of a kind...cuz I'm not doing it again! LOL!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pretty Flowers

This scanned very crooked...couldn't fix it.
I used the 5 petal punch to make the flowers. I punched them out of Melon Mambo patterns DSP. I also used the Top Note die. The sentiment was punched out with word window punch and layered onto modern label punch. I then used the sizzlets little leaves and added buttons to the flowers.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Halloween

So, just thought I'd share a Hallowe'en card, cause it's getting close to Hallowe'en! I really like these little guys...they're fun! I used the retired background stamp, Weathered and the jumbo wheel Haunting.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Fun Surprise!

Hope everyone had a great long weekend! I sure did! Yummy turkey dinner with all the fixins'!
I got a cool surprise in the mail today...a fun make & take complete with instructions! How fun. So I put it together and the result is the lovely card you see here. This was from Caroline LeBel, who hosted the Stampin'Palooza I have been posting about. So thank you, Caro!

In other news, here is a photo of me presenting at said Palooza. See that hand, holding the mic? That's Brent, he is Caro's hubby and my own personal mic holder.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Swap cards from Palooza

So what exactly is Stampin'Palooza? It is a stamping event put on by Caroline LeBel (#5 demonstrator of the year in Canada) for her customers and other demonstrators to come and enjoy a day full of fun! For demos only, we got to enjoy a Friday night with Linda Hanson. Saturday was packed full of swaps, WOW demonstrations (I was one of the presenters), creative ideas shared by Linda Hanson, lots of display boards AND 5 make & takes! We were all given a bag when registering which included a stamp set, all the materials for our M&T, and tickets for door prize draws...of which there were PLENTY! My friend Trina won the Bigz XL table setting die from the mini-she was so excited! Oh, and of course we were fed! It was really fun and she's doing it all again in February.

Here are just 5 of the amazing swaps I received:

Cupcake card by Kris Steer.
Halloween card by Lisa Cuypers.
Tree card by Cynthia McKellar.
Reindeer card by Kari Hurst.
My fave by far-unfortunately I can't read the name stamped on the back. What you can't see is the glimmer mist covering the whole's absolutely GORGE!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More display boards from Palooza

Display boards from Stampin'Palooza. I still have photos of swap cards to post.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Stampin'Palooza Pictures!

Some of my samples on a display board.

Tracie and Penny show off their cool flashing Twinkle Belles badges.

Me with Linda Hanson.

Me with Caroline LeBel.

These are 4 of the Make and Takes we did. They centered around the stamp set Everything Nice and the Modern designer paper.

Tomorrow I will post photos of the other display boards as well as some of the fabulous swaps I got!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I'm back from Palooza!

I just got home from a FABULOUS trip to Toronto to attend the FIRST Stampin'Palooza. Wow, it was so much fun! I have lots of photos to share, but I confess I am very exhausted. I promise I will upload photos tomorrow. I've got make and takes, display boards, photos of fun people (like Linda Hanson and Caroline Lebel) so you will want to come back tomorrow!
Just wanted to was worth the drive!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Autumn Leaves and Clearance SALE!

My friend Laura challenged me to use the colours purple, red and gold. In Stampin' Up colours, that would be Elegant Eggplant, Real Red and More Mustard. I used the Autumn Splendor set and I really love the way it turned out.

In other exciting news, Stampin' up is clearing out old inventory and is having a huge sale. Some of these items are 79% off the original price! You can only get these items while supplies last and only in my online store. Click HERE to see the deals!