Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thank You

I was inspired to make this card by Barb Kark.    We swapped cards at the Regional meeting in Vancouver.     She made her card with dark colours and I wanted to try something a little different so I used Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink,  and Soft Suede.    I used the new Bliss stamp set and the new Four Frames stamp set we could preorder.    All of them are new favourites!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Finally Getting Organized and Finally , Just Maybe, Hopefully even, Getting rid of a Three month cold!!

Meilani - you are going to be so proud of me!   Meilani came over once with my daughter Sarah and helped get started organizing.  This is the spot in my craft room to the left of where I normally sit while I am creating.     Meilani told me about these towers when they were getting rid of them at a store in Burnaby.  The other drawers are the cube boxes from Michael's.    I am working on labeling (coordinating colours in the Stampin' Up catalogue to the stamp sets)  all the drawers and Sarah help me get started for my birthday present.
I love sitting here and crafting and looking out on my garden.  Thankfully you can't really tell what condition the grass is in.    Also,   the table for once is not so cluttered!

This is the other side of the room - you can look out on the huge cedar trees.   There is now a place for everything and hopefully I will remember where it all is.   The bigger drawers are from IKEA.   They are very handy for storing paper.
And last but not least - my Big Shot and paper cutter.    I have even managed to sort my little pieces into the little portable filing system on the chair.       There is a carpet to the right of this space where I can do my yoga and  where my daughter can relax when I bring her home from her group home.   Now.....  I just need to feel well enough to get busy creating!   I have slept away the first few days of spring break!    

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thank You

A friend of mine asked me to make her some thank you notes for her wedding.   She wanted green and vanilla so I used Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla .  I used the Nature Walk stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalogue.     The Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  adds a texture that makes the card look very elegant even though it is quite simple.     I was inspired for the design by a swap I received at Regionals from Kari Metzker.     Her card is below this one.
My friend did not want any other colours than green and vanilla.    This card was simple and yet very pretty as well.   Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Would you believe that I am this early for Mother's Day!    Not really......  I have a friend at school who requested a Mother's Day card because Mother's Day in Scotland is actually in March.    I was experimenting with the pom-pom ribbon.    I may need to practice adhering it properly.    The cardstock is Daffodil Delight.   I stamped it and then put white embossing powder on it.    I did a few and am still working on different designs.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Punch Art at School

We had so much fun making the dragons (thanks to my marvelous SEA)  and the castle booklets with their own stories about dragons.  Each one of my students made two little dragons out of my oval and circle punches and I have included a few single close-up shots of those.
Guess which ones are the boys and which ones are the girls.   They had so much fun and each students made a little variation on the sample I gave them.   I really love taking my Stampin' Up punches to school and letting the children make their own creations.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fun, fun, and more Fun!!!

The Stampin' Up Regional Event on Saturday was unbelievable!   We learned so much and it was so well organized.   This is a picture of my daughter Sarah - All Inked Up - and we enjoyed spending the day together with hundreds of other demonstrators.   Shelli - in the middle - is the co-founder and CEO of this company.   They really treat their demonstrators well and we were provided with stamps, card kits and thousands of great ideas.    What a fabulous day!