Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Playing on a rainy day

I'm trying very hard to squeeze 20 minutes or so out of my day to do something creative. I had a chance to play this morning.
During my blog hopping this morning I found a card on Michelle Zindorf's blog that I cased.
Used some different colours and different stamps but I like the way it turned out.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Busy as a bee!

I've been as busy as a bee today doing jobs that desperately needed to be done like groceries, laundry and cleaning but I took a little break to use a set from this catalogue that I have not used before. The working bees are flying on wire to get to where they need to be.

Monday, May 25, 2009

I'm back

It seems like forever since I was here. We had some technical difficulties and had to replace our modem. Its so nice to be online again.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ever have one of those days?

I couldn't resist this little guy when we were in the Stamps by Judith booth at Great Lakes Mega Meet in Novi. We also bought the matching Hang In There stamp but I can't find it right now. I guess that's par for the course.
Well back to my housecleaning. I'm sure the Dust Bunnies have settled in nicely.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friendly Words Wheel Class

These beautiful vintage inspired cards feature 11 different techniques using Stampin' Up's
Friendly Words Stampin' Around Wheel.
4 cards and a gift bag complete this set.

Tuesday, May 25, 2009 1-3 pm or 7-9pm $15.00
Please Contact me to register

Help Stamp Out Alzheimers

Class Reminder

Masculine cards and box set $15.oo
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
1-3. Come for lunch and we can get started early.
RSVP Please

Friday, May 15, 2009

Under the Stars, Lovely as a Tree and Wow Flowers

I haven't made a card in a while so decided I would make some for the Scout leaders who gave up their holiday weekend to take Aaron and the others canoeing in Algonquin Park.
I when I get to use a lot of my Stampin Up products in one project. It justifies having them, doesn't it?
Paper: water colour paper, chocolate chip, really rust & glorious green cardstock (sorry the plaid paper is something I had in my non Stampin Up stash.)
Stamps: Under the Stars for the bear and the accessories, Lovely as a Tree for the trees, Wow Flowers for the thank you
Inks: chocolate chip, close to cocoa, really rust, tempting turquoise, cool caribbean, summer sun, only orange, kiwi kiss, hunter green and glorious green.
Ribbon: chocolate chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Dies: Top Note Big Shot die
Punches: Designer Label.
Adhesive: Snail and Stampin Up dimensionals.
First I stamped the bear. Using a mask, I stamped the trees in the background and then stamped the compass, the sleeping bag, the can on a stick and the bugspray over his arms and legs to complete my scene.
I stamped the bear twice again so I could layer a full bear and then the face on the card putting dimensionals between the top 2 layers.
I stamped the sleeping bag onto the plaid paper and just cut out the roll part of the top to layer on the card.
Forgot to mention the sponging of the sky and the ground.
I also put dimensionals under the frame I made by cutting the top note die.
Now I'll just have to make 3 more (3 leaders and one to keep), get 3 Timmy's gift cards and they will be ready to give when the troop returns on Monday.

Stop and smell the flowers

The fruit trees were in full bloom last weekend in Novi.

Couldn't resist taking a photograph of the tree outside of Archivers.

An early start

The Scout group was already to go early this morning and got on their way a little earlier than planned. Hope that is an indication of good things to come. Forecast is for light rain tomorrow but sun the rest of the weekend. Aaron packed his winter coat because the nights are supposed to be between 0 and -4.
Have a great trip!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My guy is growing up

My guy is growing up.
He'll be 13 in less than a month and not a day goes by that he doesn't remind me of it.
He is preparing to go on a 4 day canoe trip this weekend with Scouts.
He is playing baseball with high school kids.
He is taller than me and let me know this week that the pants I bought 6 weeks ago are now too small.
He bought a laptop with his own money he earned from a babysitting job.
He built a hovercraft for a science fair project and
He was chosen to take part in a Math contest put on by the University of Waterloo.
I am so proud of him but just wish he wouldn't grow up quite so fast.

this is a vent

My daughter's MSN account has been hacked into and someone is sending out emails to all her friends with links to sexual content. In the morning I am going to do some reporting. In the meantime, I have a very upset little girl. I hope the hacker is happy.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mini backpack box

As a challenge ELiz had the Mini backpack box , a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Mary Arima for us to make in the hotelroom last night Toocute. Thought it would be a little bigger but we can adjust that next time we make it.

Hello from the Great Lakes Mega Meet

Eliz and I say hello from the Great Lakes Mega Meet. We arrived just after lunch yesterday and shopped til we dropped. It was not super busy this afternoon so we had an opportunity to take a good look. We did some research on the web last night and are prepared to pick up some good deals today.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Seaside step card

last week I was at my friend Eliz's last week and she always has a challenge to try when I'm there. We cased this card by Kimberly Crawford. The stamp set is Stampin' Up Summer by the Sea. I just love
and like how this card turned out. Will have to do some more stair step cards. Just love the added dimension.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

McHappy Day May 6, 2009

Today is McHappy Day in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Stampin up donates a portion of every Say it with Scallops stamp set to this worthy charity. To help even more for every Say It With Scallops stamp set or matching scallop square punch purchased through my website this week, I will personally donate $2.00 to our local Ronald McDonald House charity. Purchase both and I'll donate $5.00.
Canadian code for the Stamp set is 111678 price $20.95 inside back cover
Scallop SquarePunch is 112091 $19.95 pg. 185

Monday, May 4, 2009

Not 1 hovercraft but 2

I know I posted on Saturday that Aaron and my dad made a hovercraft for a school project. Well, Aaron called his project partner to see if he had his method for the display board. Eric had not been able to complete his hovercraft because everyone told him it would not work so I think he gave up. In any event, Eric rode his bicycle brought his wood and plastic over on his bike and in the matter of a little more than an hour, not only did we have Aaron's hovercraft but Eric had his working. We did not have a video camera to record the 2nd effort but took lots of picture and took some video using my digital camera.
The video has been edited and is being burned onto a DVD for play as a continuous loop for the science fair display as I blog surf.
Pretty Cool! I hope I get some pictures of the boys, the hovercraft and the display board. I'll post them if I do. (the videos of Eric on his hovercraft are all sideways so this one is of Aaron's working

Sunday, May 3, 2009

You're Fabulous

This was the card I managed to make yesterday for National Scrapbook Day. I've been working for hours trying to get my printer on-line again so I could scan it.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Where did the day go?

I know it was National Scrapbook Day today and I was bound and determined to do something creative.
First thing this morning, I had to take my husband to Scout Camp which was a 2 hour round trip.
Then another hour round trip into London to have my dad help Aaron make a hovercraft for his science fair project (which for the record I felt was too ambitious a project). We used my mom's video camera to film the process and edited it when we got home. He still has his display board to do but I am more comfortable with his progress today than I was last night.
Then promptly at 5 pm, Jenna's friends arrived for our Dove Self Esteem Sleepover. The girls had fun.
While they were watching their movie and painting their nails I was able to sneak into my craft room and come up with a card. I will post it in the morning. Right now the stickles have to dry before I can cut out my main image.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Celebrate National Scrapbook Month with Stampin Up Scrapbook Promotion

Picture the Possibilites
Join us in celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with three great offers!

. Buy three packs of Designer Series paper--including Specialty Designer Series paper--or 12" x 12" textured card stock and get one FREE!*

2. Become a demonstrator for only $99 with the limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit!

3. Buy the new Jumble Alphabet stamp set--a sneak peek from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue--at 20% off!

With so many great offers to choose from, your scrapbooking possibilities are endless!
You can order directly from my Stampin Up Website and it will be delivered right to your home. Hostess Benefits earned with $200 or more order.
Contact me for more information or sign up by going directly to my Stampin Up Website and clicking on join. (password is gerrier2)
Don't wait! This offer only good until the end of May!

Scrapbooking Starter Kit Promotion
Dates: May 1-31, 2009
Promotion Details
In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $99 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit.

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The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:
113510 Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set* $50.95
113059 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $23.95
108697 Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12") $13.95
105240 Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad $8.95
*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $51.95 value.
Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.
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Getting Started DVD
Getting Started Guide
Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
Idea Book & Catalog (8)
Occasions Mini Catalog (8)
To My Hostess Envelope (10)
Recruit Folders (5)
Recruit Brochures (20)
Hostess Brochure (20)
Hostess Benefits Form (10)
Customer Order Form (50)