Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Scrapbook In A Box Class

It's time for another class!!
The Scrapbook In A Box is a fun project that you can use for yourself or as a gift. We will be using the Big Shot for cutting out and for embossing and using three of the new "In colors", the new Dahlias (gorgeous!) and the new designer paper Patio Party!!

Top of the Box

Side view

With the lid taken off

And completely open

It will be another fun night of creating!!

Scrapbook In A Box
Saturday, July 28 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Contact me to register and arrange payment
Hope you can join me :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Is it really almost the middle of July?!

I can't believe how the time has flown by!! Hosted my second class....the Butterfly Wings one and had 3 newbies come to this one.  It was wonderful and it was cool to see them learning new things and even putting their own flair on their projects!! The next class will be posted tonight or tomorrow...very excited for this one too.

For right now though I'd just like to share a birthday card I made for a very dear friend for his birthday, which we celebrated the day the family got back from England!!

For this simple but cute and okay for a man card I used some of the new "In Colors". I used Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit and Basic Grey. I ran the strips of cs through my big Shot with the new Chevron embossing folder then cut them and glued them on. And I used the brand new "Happy Hour" stamp set! Love this much you can do with it!

Enjoy the sunshine and Happy Stampede Calgary!!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Busy Week...

It has been a busy week at work and dog sitting and driving my son where he needs to be.  I am so excited that I got my Stampin' Start sets this week, can't wait to build my own snowman :)  And my next order will be here tomorrow!! Can't wait to get back into my place and really dig into all my new sets and make some great cards to share.

I have a class this Saturday called "Chock Full Of Cheer", this new Christmas set is soo fun! And on June 30th I have my Butterfly Wings Class and I'm really looking forward to that as well. There is still so much going on, and so much to be excited about and the new Holiday Mini will be here soon.

This past weekend I was asked to make do a page for my son's friend. Yay!! My first custom order! I love how it turned out and it brought tears to the eyes of the daughter and the father, happy ones though!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's Tuesday...

.....and what did you make or create today? Did you have brilliant ideas that are just waiting to be made?  

I had a lunch date with my friend and upline Allison and asked more questions and got some good advice and kind of got my mind a lot less jumbled!! Thanks're the best!!

Lots of things till going on and so many new stamps to drool over. Can't wait to a couple of my new ones on Monday!! Stayed tuned for some new cards :) 

For today I'm sharing a more "manly" card that can be used for a birthday or for Father's Day, which is only 4 days away!

Have a great night,

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Only two days left...... order any of the retiring stamp sets and accessories!!  So many great sets are retiring and I'm sure there are some on your must have list!

This Saturday I will be attending my first Weekend Market here in Calgary.  I will have the new catalogue available for browsing, there will be a number of retired stamp sets for sale, samples made with brand new sets and a class sign up sheet for my Butterfly Wings class coming up on June 30.

I will be at Willowridge Community Center on Saturday, June 2 from 10am - 3pm so come on down and visit!!

And just a quick sample of a couple of the Father's Day cards I will have there too.

Have a great night all,

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Monday Everyone!!

Wow, what a busy creative weekend!! Had my Mini Travel Album Class on Saturday night, what a great class!!  Then Sunday evening was a Downline Get Together with Kristine, to talk about the new catalogue and hear some shout outs for people that have promoted, created, done something new. Always a great time and great to get some new ideas for those of us that are still new to the Stampin' Up! business.
After I left there I came home, wasted some time watching Criminal Minds then started to think of some card ideas.
I made these cards using one of the new hostess sets that will be available June 1, 2012 for hostesses booking a workshop :) So many ideas and cards you could make with this set. And loving the new In Colors!!

Don't forget though that there are only 4 days left to order from the Retired List!! So many great things are being retired so get them while you can!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Butterfly Wings Class

Butterfly Wings
Date: Saturday June 30, 2012
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Fee: $20

Class registration and payment are due by June 6! You can message me through here or on facebook too.

Another fun night of crafting and getting to use some of the brand new Designer Series Paper and a new stamp set too! Hope to see you here :)
A few close up pictures of our cards and adorable purse.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mother's Day Scrapbook Layout

Want to make something original and from the heart for your own Mom, your sister, your Grandma, any Mom that is important to you? Here are the pictures of the layout we are going to do on May 5, 2012. We will also use the same colors and ideas to make a matching card too. You can do the pages for yourself to put in your album or use them as a gift for someone important in your life, just in time for Mother's Day.
CLASS INFORMATIONMay 5, 2012 - 7pm - 9pm At my home, will send address when registration is confirmed Fee - $20 You will go home with this beautiful 2 page layout and a matching card. All you need to bring with you are 4 pictures that you want to use, your favorite adhesive ( I will have some here as well) and your favorite cutting tool. Spaces are filling quickly! Please contact me to confirm registration and payment. Hope to see you in class! Thank you so much! Cathy

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Back in the swing of things! has been too long since I've posted and shared projects. There was a tragedy in my family and it has been an emotional time, but  am getting back in the swing of things with my class planning and all this wonderful creative stuff.

I participated in my first swap with an incredibly talented group of demonstrators, my card was a bit late due to the circumstances, but I liked how it turned out. But I must say it was a bit more challenging than I has thought since I only had my starter kit of cardstock.

Supplies Used: Whisper White CS
Wild Wasabi Designer Paper
Baroque Motifs Stamp set
Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon
Mini Library Clips

Tomorrow evening I will add the wonderful cards I received in the swap. But for tonight my second card is from my Upline Allison Okamitsu, welcoming me to the Stampin' Up family and with it she sent some goodies that I will be able to use to keep organized and to help with a future class or stamp group idea. Thanks Allison...YOU ROCK!

Have a great night,

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Great Evening Out

What a great way to spend a Thursday evening!  Went to a Show and Share Downline Meeting at Kristine's home, got to meet some new people, learn a new technique and Kristine was kind enough to let us use her supplies to get our color charts prepared for our own classes/workshops etc. Got to see some great cards that she has made and got a tutorial on My Digital Studio. This was my first big meeting and I even went with out my mentor Allison to hold my hand lol. I didn't have anything to show or share this time, but I hope I have something for the next meeting as I start using my demo kit and making my swap cards and planning a class or workshop.

The card we made was shown to us by Tova, thank you for the lesson :) It is a simple technique but looks so nice! Can't wait to try this again with other stamps.

Stamped the images with a Versamark pad, embossed them in white, then used pastels to color the petals. Loved how pretty this looks and how straight forward it was to make.

So glad tomorrow is Friday...lots to make and do and glad it's the weekend!

Have a great night!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One of my FAVE classes!

This has got to be one of my favorite stamp sets, paper and side notes sets ever! This was the Attic Boutique Class that includes 4 cards w/matching envelopes and a holder for all the cards. The colors are way out of my comfort zone but I love them now!

And I love how the cards turned out, so pretty! And although they look like tons of work, having the Side Notes that are already punched out and designed really made this set pretty straight forward to make. I love the mini tickets on the bottom left hand card! And the umbrella in its entirety has little pocket watches hanging off it, can't wait to order this set and use it again.

Have a great night everyone!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Great Class Again This Weekend

Spent Saturday night enjoy another great class taught by Allison. This one was call "Big Shot Round 2" and we made a three projects using the Petite Pockets die. I love learning how to make different things using the same die, so many things to create and decorate.

This one fits a pack of gum perfectly, what a great little treat for a hostess gift or anytime to you need more than just one or two things to give out.

Love this one and you can choose any color scheme that you want, and it holds mini lip glosses from Sephora and Avon. Great little favor for a young teen's party or bridal shower etc.

LOVED making this book. The roses turned out great and are actually very straight forward to make.

The inside of the book with the three pockets, great for keeping small things like ticket stubs and small mementos.

Have a great night everyone!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Digital Studio - Must Have

I have not been one for the digital scrapbooking, but then I`ve not really given it a try. For those of you who are on the fence about this, you have the perfect opportunity to try out some great layouts and ideas with Stampin`Up!`s MDS Express Free 30 Day Trial!!
I downloaded it myself last night and have made a couple small simple projects with it.  I love it and with all the digital downloads available, there is something for everyone and preset layouts are available if you are stuck for ideas. I will be spending more time playing with this over the next few days but am really enjoying this. And even if you use the MDS, once your printed book/card arrives you can still add some little embellishments if you`d like.

The first picture is a Keith Urban card that I did up to print for a few friends of mine who are as obsessed with said fellow as I am :)

This picture is set up as a 12 x 12 scrapbook page and I just chose a couple of pics from our Zoolights trip that was just myself and my kids. It was really a good night and I loved spending time with my babes. Both were done with the My Digital Studio Express Free Trial!

If you`ve ever thought about trying digital scrapbooking....even just for a moment...NOW is the time!!

Have a great night!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Christmas Tree that I Love

I received these images in a swap a couple of years ago. The tree is still in the current catalogue and I just love it.

The tree is in the Snow Swirled set...LOVE it. Added a bit of sparkle with a dab of glue and some silver glitter. Or if you wanted to you could use the smallest silver brads to add some dimension as well. I added the small bow, but you could use a narrow ribbon straight across and add some small buttons too. With this one stamp the possibilities are endless and it can be as involved or as clean and simple as you want it to be.

Have a great night!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Great Projects I Got to Learn Before Christmas

I was bitten with the Stampin' Up! bug about 14 years ago, but in recent years had kind of gotten away from my cardmaking and scrapbooking and stuff. I was so excited when I was re-introduced to these amazing stamps and products again when Allison started work at the place I had just quit from. After a few 7am coffee runs and gettin to know her I went to my first class with some of the girls from my old work. So much fun that first night...and learned some awesome new techniques for these Christmas cards.
I am attaching two of the ones we made, the third has somehow gone missing, I may have left it at my Mom's because I love going to show her what I get to learn :)

I just love the mini safety pins on the first card and I love the Jewelry Tag punch, I have used it for a few things.
We learned the faux metal technique for the Peace on Earth sign and it was so cool, and it is easy to learn and great for adding just that bit of wow to your project.
Thank you Allison for the great class and laughs! Here is the link to the original class listing with a picture of all three of the cards we did. Embossing Frenzy by Allison Okamitsu.

Have a great night all!


So Much To Learn

I have been busy reading and taking notes for part of this wonderful long weekend (other parts required me to have my sweet little purple car towed due to the smoke pouring out of it).
There is so much information to go through that is so helpful in preparing you to be a great demonstrator. And I'm sure that it doesn't all have to be read and memorized in the first few days, but for me it's all in. I find some of it to be common sense kind of things which is so helpful to see in writing, because I know for me when I get so excited about something I sometimes forget basic things lol

I am so glad there is so much valuable information and ideas to help me on this path, and that I also have an amzing mentor/friend that I know I can ask anything and if she doesn't have the answer she will help me find it.  That said though, if I need to take up her time (she is running her business too) I want it to be with things that I haven't seen someplace else, i think that makes better use of time.
I'm sure I have missed some things along the way, which is why I go back and re-read and will go through again and just highlight some things (good thing no one else sees my messy notes).

I am also really looking forward to getting my kit so that I can start creating and planning some classes and having everything be more "real". But later this evening I will put up some pictures of recent classes I have taken and show you some of the great projects that are possible with some of these amazing stamp sets, paper and colors.

Happy Family Day!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Welcome to My New Blog

Happy Thursday everyone!! I have started my new blog to coincide with a new beginning for me. In less that 24 hours I will be starting my career as a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator! :)

It's a very exciting step for me. Over the years I have thought about it and it's never been the right time, but now in February of 2012 it is the right time.  And how can you go wrong working with tools that you love all the time.

As this is all just beginning in the next day or so, my blog will be lean reading for a little bit. But I will be doing my best to get updates going on here and I will be uploading some pictures of recent stamping and creating nights and the amazing items Allison, my mentor and friend, has been teaching for the last few months.

I am looking forward to all the things I will be learning and creating and sharing with as many people as I can so stay tuned and learn with me when you can.

Have a great day today.