Thursday, December 3, 2009

Crazy Christmas Crafts!

Wow!! what a crazy few weeks I've had.... I've been really busy prepping for a 2-day craft fair I did yesterday & I've done 2 classes. I have one final class tomorrow night for 7 people... so I've got to get my head down tonight and finish the prep. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow seems it's where I get the stamping and the glitter out!!!! Check out my display of some of the cards I've done over the last few weeks. After tomorrow night I will be sending them out to family & friends... I've got a few more photos to post... but for now I'll keep you guessing.

Here's a quick pic of one of my Christmas trees...

Just on a holiday giving note... my friend Jo-Ann challenged people to make a get well soon card for this little girl in the US who has brain cancer. I don't know what it is... maybe it's because I'm a mum now... but I teared up right away. So.. I challenge make a card and send it to this little girl called Kate! Besides... don't you just love opening mail that is not a bill ;P

I'll post my card soon....


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Final Call on my Classes!!!! Don't miss out...

Wow! ...well my first week announcing my classes was a success.. I've already had one class sell out ;} and infact I even increased the numbers to 8 for that day. Who'd knew?? I've been buzzing since hearing so many people wanna come out and craft with me... plus I've been 'nosing' lots of blogs to get ideas for my Holiday Card Bonanza event... this event is gonna be great!!! I have 5 cards made...just one more to 'tweak' and then I think I'm done. They all have a cool technique/style... but your guaranteed ALOT of pretty!!! Interested?? invite a friend.... there will be door prizes & snacks galore!!!!

Plus you'll be one of the first to see my pretty Christmas TREES!!! yes.. I'll have 2 set-up & sparkly ;}

Sign up now!!!
I've even added another weekend event for you to come join in...Stamp Crazy!! Already have stamps??? then come out and finish your holiday cards and we'll stamp together - fee TBD on supplies used.

Christmas Jingle - $35 (make a mini album/gift plus a whole bunch of cards)
- Sunday Nov 22nd - 4-6.30pm - SOLD OUT!
- Wednesday Nov 25th - 6-9pm - 4 spots left!

Holiday Card Bonanza/ Stamp Crazy - $20/25 (come make 6 cards with envelopes)
- Friday Dec 4th - 6.30-9.30pm - 3 spots left!
- Sunday Dec 6th - 4-7pm *NEW*
*Place an order over $50 on the night and get $10 off this class fee*

****Please bring your own scissors and adhesive to these classes.*****
Note: A small deposit of $10 is req'd to hold your spot so the supplies can be ordered in advance. A reminder will be sent via email days before to confirm your attendance... if you can't attend due to sickness I will reschedule a new date for you one-on-one! Class fee payments are to be made with Cash, Cheque or Email Money Transfer only. Orders can be placed on Visa, MasterCard, Cash, Cheque, Email Money Transfer...etc.



Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Gift Giving Guide & Promotion

Do you remember when you were a child and you started slowly preparing your list for Santa... Well.. you can still do it now. I know I do... I have an continual "I wish" list...just like my dad :}

Anyway... seems we're counting down to the Holiday Season - Stampin Up! have offered a new promotion. What's the deal?
When you order $65 between Nov 1 - Jan 4th any of their products included in the Gift giving guide below you will get a FREE Decor Elements worth ($22.95 or less). What's a Decor Element I hear you ask? Check out the catty here or on my side bar on the left hand side of my blog.

Need help picking out a gift for your crafty wife, friend or neighbour? This should help....The Holiday Gift Giving guide has sections for kids, teens, neighbours, along with that special scrapbooker in your life.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Classes!! Classes!!

So I finally plucked up the courage to set-up some card-making classes....seems Christmas is just around the corner ;) 58 days and counting. So... wouldn't you like to sit around a table and make some cool Christmas cards with friends??

Sign up now for the below dates..
Christmas Jingle Class
Come and make a variety of the below cards with this easy Simply Scrappin pack (115696 Christmas Jingle) plus you can make this mini album as a great'll still have leftovers to either make more cards or finish a scrapbook page or two!
Cost: $35
Dates: Sunday 22nd November - between 4.00 - 6.30pm *CLASS FULL*
Wednesday 25th November - between 6.30 - 9pm

*Sign up by Nov 12th*

Christmas Card Bonanza
Come and learn how to stamp... I have a few techniques out there that you might like :} In total you can make 6 cards with envelopes to take home. Come see how much fun it is to make cards personal.
Cost:$20/$25 - depending on your finish
Date: Friday December 4th - between 6.30 - 9pm

What are you waiting for... sign up now!!!
Max 6 people per class!
***You must bring your own scissors and adhesive.***
All classes are prepaid. You must book two weeks in advance to ensure supplies are delivered in time for the classes - see above sign up dates. All other supplies will be available during the classes.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sneak Peak!.....And Autumn them!

Here's a Sneak Peak of a class that I will be holding in November - come and make this lovely mini scrapbook & 6 cards - Contact me for more information. BTW..I got the instructions from fellow SU! brit Jenny check out her blog here.

I love Autumn... it's one of my favourite times of the year.... Christmas is my absolute favourite time (duh!) but I would say Autumn comes in a close second place. I love the changing of the leaves... I love the rich colours everywhere... and for some reason it's the start of my tea drinking. Yup! I'm the type of Brit that only drinks tea in the autumn/winter... I don't drink it in the summer or spring. Along with a good cup of Yorkshire Tea is a Walkers piece of shortbread.... Yum! Yum! Can you tell I'm sitting here typing my blog out with a tea & shortbread. Hehehe...

Anyway... back to cards...last week I was very busy socially...I did manage to do a few creative things... but I can't post them yet seems I have to take photos of them. I did however take lots of photos of my little one frolicking in the leaves at my parents house...she's pretty cute eh?. The funny thing is, as you can see from one of the photos.. she doesn't like touching grass, gravel or leaves ;} I hear it's a common kid thing... Did anyone else experience this??? Please, please leave me a comment...


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Great tip - lose those frays!

Just a quick post... I was sent this tip and thought I would share it to my friends ;} seems it was a common complaint I had.

Since moving to SU! paper/cardstock I found some cardstock would fray all the time when I used my regular paper trimmer :{. Firstly I thought it was the blade...but after a few replacements realised it was the cardstock. The Whisper White was the worse seems it's soooo soft!! So... I found I would always have to sand the paper with my sandblocks to make the cut clean. Anyway this video was just recently posted by a fellow SU demonstrator Tanya. What a great idea!!! Try it out!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

So many fun designs... so little time to make them :{

That is truely how I feel... I see so many cards designs I like...but I never seem to have the time to make them. Where is my stamping time going too? I always thought I would be able to stamp while the babe was in bed for her naps... but that hasn't worked out ;} I spend more time surfing the www to see what everyone is doing. Anyway.. this week my plan is to put together some stamping classes, so that my friends can sign up and come and hang out and make a few cards. Who's in?

Oh! and here's a sneak peak of a card I have made for a friend who's due any week now. Infact.. if you'd have seen her back in July you would of thought she had only a month to go back then ;} She's one of those lucky gals who is very slender and 'popped' as soon as she was pregnant. Anyway... this weekend I'm heading down to Kingston to hang out with her and get our feet pampered. I remember when I was pregnant... I loved getting my feet massaged!!!! It'll be just in time for footie/soccer season. Hopefully my friend doesn't see this on FB... I doubt it... seems she's not on FB very often ;}

Did you notice that I decorated the envelope aswell.... pretty eh?


Monday, October 5, 2009

Deals of the Week!!

Just a quick note.... Stampin Up! have started Deals of the Week!! this week is the week of the Punches!!

Check it out!

Contact me if you would like to get a new punch :)

Here's something I did earlier...

Sorry I've been a little out of the blogging for a while... I've been trying to create more than publish... it is very easy to get so lost in the blogging world. Infact I have signed up to some of my fav blogs and so far I'm over 1000 to read...ek!

What have I been doing? Well...last week I attended my uplines Shoebox Swap.. plus a participated in a local Christmas Mini Swap. I've taken some photos and I will post some of my favourites. In the meantime... here's one I did earlier :)

I used the Petal Pizzazz set...Can you see i even prettied up the envelope :} I used the baby wipe's a pretty cool technique and one I use often. It blends all the colours together on one stamp...this means it'll never be the same. The DSPaper is from an old pack I was given as a reward at a Su evening.... I couldn't resist it seems I like anything with polka dots ;}

Check back tomorrow for my new card-making classes for Oct & Nov & plus I figured I would give you a sneak peak on a baby shower card I made last night.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Time flys when your having fun!

So last week I mentioned on FB & on my blog that I had my 1st Stampin Up! Open House on last Thursday... I was very nervous to host one seems I'm terrible/awkward with the sales part. Plus I always seem to question whether my friends would like my cards I was going to get them to make, seems everyone has there own personal style....even with card-making.
I like simple & sparkly....but some people like loads of layers or lots of different patterns... it is truly a personal thing. Anyway... I've been busy the last few weeks 'cramming', to get as many cards done as possible. Finally the day came & fast! I was feeling excitement & a little nervous all at the same time. I wasn't as organised as I normally am... my little gal has been having some teething problems lately so the days that I would normally prepped.. I couldn't :{. Aww!! Thankfully I had my crafty friend Melissa G offer her services... which came in very handy on the night. She helped with the prep & even helped people with any questions!! What a gal! Thanks Melissa!!! I think the evening was a success... everyone made & took home 4 cards (2 birthday & 2 christmas)... And from the sounds of it.. everyone had a good time. If your worried about being pressured into the sales side of things... don't! I have friends who can testify that is soooo not me. I truly took this up seems I needed an outlet & reason to get my friends to craft with me. This is sooo it! I'm hoping to get small groups of friends together to craft once a month... just to get out of the house. So.. if you want to craft... contact me & we'll arrange something. Even if it's just you & me...perfect!!!

Below is some of the samples that I had posted around the house...

Cute butterfly box - made using the Big Shot!

Season of Joy Christmas Card with lots of sparkles..

Tri-Fold Card - very simple to make

Cupcake Card - with pretty pink sparkly icing

These were only a few I made last week....I promise more to come. I've just gotta space things out seems I have to work on a shoebox swap for next week plus a Christmas Swap. So I'll be busy churning them out to post anything new...

If your interested in booking a little SU! card making party let me know... it's always a fun night in with friends.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Guest Blogger!

I've got so many things to post this week, I've been busy the last few days getting creative for my Open House next week. I'm a little nervous seems I've never done a Open House before infact I haven't done anything to promote SU! stuff since I signed up in Feb09. Hmm...I suppose you could call my blog an active sales forum... but I just set it up so I could spam my friends across the globe my crafty creations :). The only sales I've made are from 3 people who love the product just as much as I do :)

So.. this leads me onto my guest blogger.... My friend Jen & I got together last week & decided to make a few cards in prep for my open house... Jen just sent me this photos of her finished product. It's cool to see how she finished them...seems mine has a 'tad' more glitter applied ;} Jen's all about the paper & the pretty... whereas' I need glitter, jewels & ribbons :} to make it pretty ;}

Check them out..!!

Thanks Jen!! See you next week ;]


Friday, August 28, 2009

Some of my creations..

So... in my madness... I have had some fun creating cards over the last few weeks...Here's what I came up with..

This card was made for a Card Swap... but I decided I didn't like it enough to send it out to other SU! demonstrators. It's actually quite intimidating sometimes.. because this SU! thing is new to me and there are tons & I mean tons of ladies out there that are extremely talented.

This one above was again... another attempt at a card swap.. Liked the design but I was worried it was too simple ;} I like simple!

This was my final submission for the Bermuda Bay colour Swap. I did a baby wipe technique which turned out beautiful with all the new In Colours!

Lastly this little guy was made at my dear friend Jo-Ann's house, I was around last week for a stamp & yap and seems I needed to make a Christmas Swap card for my upline's demo night this is what I handed in. It uses a new stamp from the new Holiday Mini catty (contact me if you want a catty) I also used the new shimmer only need a little... and once again.. a sprinkle of glitter to finish it off 'Sue Style'.

Let me know what you think.. I need feedback people!! :}
Ok.. going to get off the Mac... and hit my craft table again. I have another swap deadline in a few weeks & I also have to plan my Open House event.... ek!!!! nervous....


PS: Oh! I forgot to tell you that just the other day Eryn managed to get "into my glitter" which in turn covered me with glitter... we were the glitter girls for the night - turquoise blue sparkles everywhere.... LOL!! If only my camera was nearby :{