Sunday, June 20, 2010

& the SNOW was flying....

lol, I'm gonna warn ya now: the Christmas cards have started!!! these 2 cards are done with very vanilla, chocolate chip & basic grey CS, few punchs & sizzix texture folders, some chunky glitter & a few rhinestones fr the easter kit!! R ;)

instructions for the chocolate chip card: scraps of CS; smooch spritzed the chocolate chip CS backgound & scallop trim edge punched one edge;
punched the snowflakes from very vanilla & stamped snowflakes in basic grey ink on very vanilla CS & bo ho punched them, ran scraps of very vanilla & basic grey thru SWIRLY sizzlits strip die; then trimmed to length & added chunky glitter to basic grey swirl with 2 way glue. R ;)

MDS ~ Hostess Club thank yous ;)

I must say: I "LOVE" playing with the MDS program from SU!!
I needed to do a bunch of quick thank you cards & this is what I came up with... then I just played around with different Sizzix texture folders, the top note die, whisper white CS & grey satin ribbon also from SU.... R ;)

more Presto & Butterfly

here's a card I've had finished for a while but I'm just getting around to posting... it's been so long since I completed the card I forget which colors I actually used... sorry ;)
guessing: so saffron, rich razzleberry & melon mambo, along with white & kraft & of course shimmer spray!.....
I must say the Presto paper is so very pretty...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

the WILD ROSES in my garden...

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." -Abraham Lincoln

it's all in the choices...

"it is because of the thorns, that I still believe in roses"... R ;)


Roses grow in Heaven, Lord, pick a bunch for me. Place them in my Father's arms & tell him they're from me. Tell him that I love & miss him & when he turns to smile, place a kiss upon his cheek & hold him for a while. Because remembering him I do it everyday.There's an ache within my heart that will never...go away....

Papercrafts~ Wanna Be the Paper Crafts Mega Fan of the Week?

did you ever do a photo shoot with a 10yr old as the photographer?
lol, that's what I just did...
Papercrafts magazine had posted on their facebook page about entering their facebook contest "Wanna Be the Paper Crafts Mega Fan of the Week?" & here's a few of the shots that were 'left overs' from our little shoot... the last one is my favorite because it reminds me of a little kid running to the beach... R ;)

PS, go to the PAPERCRAFTS page on facebook for contest details...

A NEW catalogue & Farewell Party

Last night some of my scrappers & stampers
got together for our regular "drop-in" night, however,
this was no regular night!!!!
We gathered to wish farewell to our friend, who's moving on...
Chocolate cake, ice cream & lots of laughs...
I'll miss you, "my little artichoke"

all the best FRIEND!!

~ bet you won't find another group of scrappers as "entertaining" as we ;)

We also enjoyed
the first copy of the new SU catalogue
the pre-order box of NEW GOODIES, too!
Who could resist checking out the new COLOR COACH
"lapping up" the all the new cardstock families fanned out
LOL, it was NOT a "no drool" zone

FUN was had by all!!
& yes, I am very THANKFUL for these girls!
they are some of my very best friends!!!

& if you are wondering,
which of these lovely stampers happens to be "yours truly"
~ I am 2nd from the left, back row... ;)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beautiful Morning...

& this picture was taken about 8AM... notice the tide is coming into the harbour...

I know it's been forever since I've posted... sorry, life gets busy... just wanted to share the lovely view I woke up to this morning... when I stepped outside to take the picture ~ the smell of salt in the air was awesome!! this shot is low tide at about 6:30 AM...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Retiring Colors & some no longer available items....

The following items are no longer available to order.
The inventory has been depleted, and we are unable to order more.

100038: Mellow Moss Stampin' Write marker
100039: Barely Banana Stampin' Write marker
100043: Almost Amethyst Stampin' Write marker
100427: Lovely Lilac card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
101563: Sage Shadow card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
102837: Only Orange card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
107079: Sage Shadow card stock (12" x 12")
107101: Close to Cocoa card stock (12" x 12")

soon to be RETIRED....

if you "like, love, need & can't live without" any of the below stamp sets ~ please note they are on the RETIREMENT LIST!!! click to purchase

Phew!! the Retirement Party that lasts all JUNE!!

Last night I held a RETIREMENT party & we had a blast!! Most of the girls from my 2009/10 hostess club showed up + a couple others.... LOL, not one of us stamped nor cut a thing!!


We reviewed the catalogue & made our notes, wishlists & "flat out" must haves!! We laughed, we mused & we ATE!! You missed strawberry short cake w chocolate sauce & strawberry frozen yogurt!!! Yum ;)
& I gave out some prizes & thank you's for the 2009/10 HOSTESS CLUB members...

The girls were so excited 5 signed up for next year's hostess club on the spot!!!
& YES, I 'm excited too!! THANKFUL & EXCITED ;)


Last Chance Accessories & Stamp Sets are GOING, GOING, GOING

Yes, it is June & the Last Chance Stamp Sets and Accessories were revealed! Oh what a list!!

Lots of changes going on with the Color Renovation. ;)

Many items are 25-50% off! Others are being reconfigured, so make sure to note the * in that column. Some colors are already sold out, so don't wait…place your order NOW! These lists will be updated each evening. Accessories are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Feel free to email me your order or order ONLINE here!