Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas cont

Four more cards created with the Simply Scrapbooking Christmas Jingle kit.
If you are one of my closest friends or family members you will be getting one of these wonderful creations in the mail shortly! Hope you enjoy my card share.

Its starting to look a lot like Christmas

The top 3 cards (more to come) are created from the Simply Scrapbooking Christmas Jingle. The last card was made with the Wondering Words set.
The Simply Scrapbooking kits make cardmaking extremely simple. I cased for some tutorials on how to cut the paper so that you will get 60 or more cards.... I guess I couldn't quite figure that out, I think with half of the kit I made 15-18 cards. (I cannot remember the Demo's name there was about 2-3 different sets)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

been busy

Hi there, I know its been a long time since I have posted anything here.
I have been busy working on a set of cards that was going to "Support our Troops" box, I made 12 cards for a Christmas swap, and have been busy granting swaps on a "splitcoaststampers forum".

I have a hostess stamp club that has just started and we are onto month 2 of 6. We are taking December off because of the holidays.

Stampin' Up! is having a wonderful sale on starting tomorrow Novembe 23. Look here for more details.

Friday, October 16, 2009

under construction

My fiance and I decided to (ok we didnt, I did) that I required more space (than the kitchen area) to build my business and to craft in. So we are in the process of moving offices. I will be vacating my bedroom office for the basement which is much HUGER (is that a word?) in the very near future. So in the mean time, I cannot create : ( I am very sad about this. Not only that but I have just started my very first Hostess Stamp Club!! Very happy about this.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hostess Stamp Club

Hello, I am starting a Hostess Stamp Club. Basicly club members place a minimum $50 * order every month. (depending on how many members determines the minimum order + how long the club will run)

You are guarenteed the following as hostess:
1 level one hostess stamp (your choice)
$20 (minimum) as hostess credits

Sound like something you want to do to get some FREE PRODUCT?

email me at

**all contracts must be in by Oct 10, 2009 so that we can find out what month you are the hostess of!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hostess extras for September-Novemeber 2009

Hostess Promotion
Dates: September 1-November 30, 2009 Promotion Details:We're excited to bring you this sweet deal for hostesses September through November:
Host a workshop totaling $330 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue for only $14!
*Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.
October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers, this offer will become even sweeter:
Host a workshop of at least $525 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $106.95; promotional price: $53.47) when you use your hostess free dollars!*
*Since My Digital Studio is not available in Quebec, hostesses can choose to purchase a Loads of Love/Loads of Fun stamp bundle at 50% off. Hostesses may choose one of the following in place of My Digital Studio:
Item #
Special 50% off Price
Loads of Love Bundle
Des Tonnes D'Amour Bundle

This is an amazing deal for the Digtial Studio! Let's book your party so YOU can earn yours for HALF PRICE!

Now is the Time!

If you have been thinking about wanting a Stampin' Up! career, now is the best time to sign up!
You can check out my site (this site is under the name Colin Kerr, its still me...

Anyways, not only do you get the regular kit, but you get the Digtial Design Studio as part of your kit. Your investment is $239 worth over $385!! That is amazing!!

This is what is included:

Starter Kit Price: $239 (over $385 value!)
Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:
My Digital Studio software
Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Button Latte Designer buttons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
Business supplies (product catalogues, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

This is such a wonderful opportunity. I have to say that my kit came with only 3 stamp pads, no markers, no ribbon, buttons, whisper white card stock or dimentionals/glue dots or snail adhesive.

This opportunity is good until March 31 2010. What are YOU waiting for?

Deals of the week

Ok ladies, its back DEALS OF THE WEEK!!
This weeks Oct 1-12 deals are:

Week 1 Deals of the Week
Special Price
Trio Flower punch
5-Petal Flower punch
My Way punch

Check out next weeks deals!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I have received 2 more cards from my secret sisters. They are so beautiful! You guys are so creative!

I have just finished creating a few more goodies for my SS's I hope your not looking... Ok so these are tea bag / chocolate holders, one has ribbon the other a tummy band. I like the tummy band one more than the second one. (cased from SCS and a friend from LNS) The top are Thanksgiving themed cards. (cased from this months Stampin' Up! magazine.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Story

I was introduced to Stampin' Up! by a friend in 2005.Who was a SU! demo, but she was also a consultant with another scrapbooking company. I had asked her what Stampin' Up! was all about and she said "why not come by on this day and see?" She was having a Stampin' Up! Open house where she was selling off all of her retired stamp sets.
After that, she and her upline would have a Stamp-a-Stack After that, she and her upline would have a Stamp-a-Stack usually monthly, where they would (I thought anyways) design a set of 4 cards and then we would come and make them.

Lets fast forward a bit. Last Christmas I think I really shocked her by calling her up and placing a $300 order. What would happen is I would check out the Stampin' Up! website for their monthly deals. Well I guess last December they were having something on sale that I REALLY needed to own.

This past April I really put some thought into what home based business I wanted to work for again (I was a Weekender Ladies Wear Consultant in 1995-98) but didn't want to have to order new inventory every season. I saw the promotion on in late April/May where you could join for $95 (Cnd). (and no inventory required!!)

I spoke to the SU! Demo that I had been ordering from and asked her about signing up with her. She told me sadly she would love to have me as part of her downline, but because she had been sick (breast cancer) last year she had decided to step back and retire from SU! I was very sadden to hear that. She had mentioned there was this other lady in town who she and I both knew and suggested that I sign up under her. So just under the wire to sign up for the $95 I became a Demo this past May 29/09.

So although I have just started my business, I am ready to assist you with your stamping and scrapbooking needs.

other thank you cards

I have been participating in some different card swaps in recent months, and decided I was going to make a new Thank you card for each of the hosts of the swaps. I used two things that I don't normally use, one was my cbug, the other was the Stampin' Up pastels. This is a very simple card and the colors are very lite I'm not sure that they will even be seen on here. I can see a tad bit of green on it and thats it. Oh well.

thank you cards with business cards inside

I have signed up to do this and one of the challenges was to create a card that holds your personal business card. These cards are all made with scraps that I had sitting around in my drawers!! I think they are cute and they were very easy to create. Sherrill suggested to use the card on page 194 of the IB & C. I just love using the Fun and Fast Notes easy peasy!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

new pics of sample card

Ok it is Andrea's birthday today. I created this tri fold card just for her. I cased the tutorial from someone from LNSOnly (yahoo group) this tutorial is different from the last one that I used from SCS.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

camera part 2

Ok so apparently someone took out the batteries, and put them back in the wrong way. I have no idea who had done this. So basicly my camera works. Its just not Leanna friendly!! : )

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vanway Registration

Ok so I wonder where everyone was on Tues Sept 15... must have gotten lost cuz no one came to register for my classes. No worries... I am also starting a stamp club. We must have 4 people minimum to start it. Ask me for more information on it.

I have reserved the hall for Nov 21 for an all day crop/stamp camp 9-9pm. Its going to be loads of fun! Cost:

Early bird sign up $45
**Up to and including Oct 17.
After $50

What is included:

Door prizes, goodie bags, beverages, Supper, use of my tools and make and takes

What do you need to bring:

Lunch, 1-2 snacks to share, your own card supplies/scrapbooking supplies

Lets have some fun and get some albums completed or cards created.

my camera

So I was trying to take some more pictures of my cards for my classes and for some reason it has decided to die on me. So no more pictures for a while.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

First card from DDSS

I just received this beautiful fall themed card from my DDSS. Thanks ever so much big sis!!

One more post

Have you seen the new Prince George Leisure Guide? I have signed up to teach classes at the Vanway Community Hall. Sign up day for classes is September 15, 2009. Space is limited. I have card classes, 2 page beginners scrapbooking layouts, and alternative art projects.

$12 (Vanway Community Association fee)
Depends on the class:
Cards $20
Scrapbooking $25
Alternative Art projects $30-$35

Time 630-830pm

I am giving everyone a one time $10 credit on a $40 purchase of Stampin' Up! Product.

Class Dates and Themes:

Sept 15 Registration night make and take
Sept 17 All Occasion Cards
Sept 22 Birthday Cards
Sept 24 Birthday Cards (repeat)
Sept 29 Beginner Scrapbooking 2 page Layout

Oct 6 Gift Bag, Card/Tag
Oct 8 Gift Bag, Card/Tag (repeat)
Oct 13 Alternative Art Project
Oct 15 Boxed Card Set
Oct 20 Boxed Card Set (repeat)
Oct 22 Baby Gift Cards
Oct 27 Beginner Scrapbook 2 page Layout
Oct 29 3-D Cards

Nov 3 Get well/Sympathy Cards
Nov 5 Get Well/Sympathy Cards (repeat)
Nov 10 Halloween/Fall Scrapbook Layout
Nov 12 Christmas Cards
Nov 17 Christmas Cards
Nov 19 Christmas Cards (different)
Nov 24 Christmas Alternative Art Project
Nov 26 3x3 Boxed Card Set

Dec 1 Christmas Tags
Dec 3 Christmas Tags (repeat)
Dec 8 Thank you Cards
Dec 10 Thank you Cards (repeat)

** November 21 All Day Crop/Stamp Camp more information to come

Samples will be posted here at a later date
to contact me about registration please email me at

New Holiday Mini Catalog

The new Holiday Mini Catalog is ready for you to look thru. There are a lot of new highlights!! Check out the new "Build a Bear" section, My Digital Studio Software (makes scrapbooking and cardmaking 100% easier!) you are able to order your digital album printed from our provider.
We also have a new jewerlry line called "Simply Adorned".

You can check these and all the new stamp sets, papers, and ribbon at

I had fun making these Cris cross cards (tutorial can be found on SCS)
These are (gee I hope they are not looking here) for my SS from SCS.

I was in a creative mood this morning I was waitting for a lady to arrive this morning who works for another leading stamp company as she wanted to order one of our new Halloween stamp sets, and the sweet cups.
The get well card is for a lady who is organizing a 12 days of Christmas SS group from a stamp group that I belong too(this is really hard not to say where things are from).
The Thank you card is for my bestest GF Jackie, which is coming along with your new "Holiday Mini Catalog" that missed the last mailing.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I did have a lot of fun creating this card, it did not take up a lot of paper either. I used the tutorial from I stamped the flowers and cut them out by hand.. yes I do not own that punch...yet. The colors go together so well...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wow! Ok its been a while since I have blogged. A lot has happend this month. We went on vacation where we toured a lot of my home province. It was great fun!

I have been busy creating as well. I need to find a new watermarking program before I will upload more of my creations, a few of them are Leanna originals, a few are cased from other wonderful SU! Demos.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday card:
Stamps: Happy Birthday (double mounted retired)
C/S: Crushed Curry, Orange Durango, Soft Suede
Accessories: Brads (Non-SU!)
Emboss: Cuttlebug
Ok so I found a "new" watermark program its another "freebie" so here are the cards with watermarks. I was creative again and made my Oct Swap already. (good thing Im getting ahead of the game here as I can slowly get behind very quickly!) Apparently this is not watermarked...grrrrrr. This card is for my Oct swap theme is Thank you.
Stamp: Fun & Fast Notes
C/S: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
DSP: Thoroughly Modern
Ink: Soft Suede
Ribbon: Soft Suede
This was a fun and fast card to make! I need to design a Stamp a Stack with this set!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ok so with the tempatures searing higher and higher I have had a hard time concentrating on creating cards. Here are two samples of Thank you cards made with the new "in colors" and a Happy Thanksgiving card for a swap that I joined.

These two cards are the same, just with different colors.

The trial period has ended for my watermark program and so these have no water marks on them. The top one is my Happy Thanksgiving card swap card. Sorry I still have not figured out how to scan them the right way.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I have been working on some more card samples (to be uploaded soon!)

I have just received the Stampin' Up! new Holiday mini cattie!! OMG you are going to love the new stamp sets, accessories, and *new lines* that are coming out Sept 1st! I have just done my "pre-order" and cant wait to make some new holiday cards with them!

There is a promotion with the new line "Growing Up" starting today August 1st 2009. Check out my Stampin' Up! website: today!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I have been working to finish off this card for an upcoming swap.

Stamp set: The More The Merrier
C/S: Pumpkin Pie, Black, whisper white, Crushed Curry
Punches: Scallop oval, large oval, small oval
Markers: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Ribbon: Crushed Curry

Ok so we did this technique at our July buisness meeting.

Sorry Im still learning how to scan my projects.
Stamp set used: Fun & Fast Notes
c/s: Razzleberry, whisper white, DSP Razzleberry Lemonade
Ribbon: Razzleberry


I have been busy finishing up my cards for my swaps! (in this very hot weather). Also created 3 birthday cards (will post soon). One is for my mom (sorry belated) one is for a fellow demo whos bday was yesterday, and I keep one for a sample.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Like I said its been a busy day. I made both the card and post it note holders for my fellow Guiders as a Thank you for their service this year.

C/S Razzleberry, burmuda bay, crushed curry and whisper white
Stamps: retired set ( I know should not be using it .. but it looked so pretty!)

Wow was busy today!! I created this new card.
c/s razzleberry, crushed curry, melon mambo, whisper white
ink: melon mambo
DSP: Razzleberry lemonade
dimentionals, scallop oval punch

Saturday, July 18, 2009

This is a new card I created for a swap.
recipe: black craft ink-embossed with clear powder
stamps: close to a memory
c/s Bermuda Bay (new in color), Earth Elements: Sage Shadow and Mellow Moss.
Sorry it is not alined properly.

new cards swaps

So I spent most of yesterday afternoon (thank goodness it was very very humid here at my house.) at my local scrapbook store PG SCRAPBOOK ZONE working on two more card swaps. One was a sympathy card the other a halloween type card. I have one more "fall" type card to make. These are due in by sometime in September. I have also signed up to do a secret sisters swap (halloween themed) due later.

Friday, July 17, 2009

cards, cards, cards

Ok so the swap that I was working on (see pic) does not need to be sent in until Aug 19/09 so I have some lose it in my pile of paper...

Started working on 2 other swaps.... finished one.... need to borrow supplies for the other one I think.. will have to see if anyone will lend me some stuff. One design I did on my own, the other one I cased from a Demo named Brenda.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New technique done and ready to ship

So its been a while since I have posted. The good news is I finally finished my card for my swap!! This is the first time I have ever scanned (is that a word??) anyways I apologize if its lopsided.
c/s Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and white (not SU!)
Incolor Markers, Melon Mambo ink, Black craft ink, silver brads
Stamp set: More the Merrier (Level 3 hostess stamp set)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

new friends

So Im like reading my email today and I noticed that I got a message on a post that I replied to. There is this new Demo who signed up about the same time as I did. Shes having some problems with her upline. I hope that I gave her enough advice on what to do. I even volunteered to send swaps to her!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

feeling the excitement!

Just came home from my meeting with my Upline... saw how creative my fellow demo's can be. Had a really good chat and now Im ready to step ahead and get ready to do... Do what you may ask? Perhaps sign up for a regional type training, (would love to go to Convention) maybe next year!

new card sample

Ok so I spent most of yesterday afternoon, and most of the morning finishing off my card!! ( ok so its not completly finished waiting for embellisments!)But I have finished all the stamping part and card folding.... have some paper cutting left and sticking it all down onto the card base. It does already look very impressive... I hope the swappers like it! : )

Monday, July 6, 2009

new technique

Well today I was busy trying to finish off my 5/6 card swap. This technique is called "spotlighting" OMG this is very trying. I do much better with a sample to copy in my hand!! Oh well... paper is cheap and it was a NVR so I could use any supplies I wanted to use! I will post the finish product when I receive my next order as I need to add embellishments to it and I do not have any that are not SU (however I guess I could use any type)

Sunday, July 5, 2009


I have been busy looking at samples published from many SU Demo's across Canada, and the US. I have to say you are all very crafty people. I have recently signed up for a few swaps so I hope to have a good selection of "demos" to offer at classes this fall.

I have already made two projects that I am going to do as classes, and hope that the participants enjoy them as much as I do!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

June 29, 2009

I am Leanna. I started scrapbooking about 16 years ago (wow thats when I got married; not married anymore). That is so scary!! Anyways, I started stamping about 5 years ago (not as scary!) I have to say that both hobbies are addictive, time consuming and can get expensive!! This is the main reason why I recently signed up with Stampin’ Up! You can too! When you sign up you get to choose your kit, (worth much more than what you pay for it!) and you get to make purchases at a discout!!

Moving on more about me….

I live in Northern BC Canada, with my wonderful boyfriend (who supports my habit) oops he supports my Stampin’ Up! business, my four-legged companions: PJ (who is at least 18 yrs old) my cat, and Digger (12 yrs old) golden red toy poodle. I guess I would consider them my “children”.
My “day” job (although its not really as I work casual) is as a Care Aide for Northern Health. Ok you have no idea on what a Care Aide does right? So I take care of elderly people in care homes. I assist/provide care for the resident and make sure that they are being taken cared of. No I am not a Nurse!!
June 29, 2009
Hello world!
Well, here I am. I have to say that I have never enjoyed journaling (maybe I would lose more weight if I did) however I believe that this is a new “medium” for people to get noticed. So here goes….
I signed up with Stampin’ Up! one month ago today! Wow! I have been busy trying out the supplies that came with my kit. I had signed up with a $99 deal to Stampin’ Up! and thought this was a good way for me to support my crafting habit. I have been able to secure a place in the fall to start my classes so look out community here I come!!
I would like to Inspire people to Create on their own, and to Share their designs. On that note, I would love to have you on my team, to join go to and click on the Join button. You can email me as well to order your new 2009-2010 Stampin’ Up! catalog. All I can say is wow! My new wish list is huge.
Did you know that papercrafting, scrapbooking and cardmaking especially (lucky for us) is in a market that is recession proof? With all the companies going broke, and people being laid off ( I was one of you 2 years ago) that home base businesses are taking off? If you find that you need that little bit of extra income go ahead and click on the join button.
June 30, 2009

I have been working with Andrea who is the contact person for the Vanway Community Association. They have volunteers set up different classes during the week. We have found a place (yahoo) and times/date to be held. The Comm. Ass. charges a small fee, and then I have a class fee that is also need to pay for the costs of supplies.
I have set up that classes will run from September 15th and run until December 10 2009. The time for these classes is 6:30 pm to 8: 30pm. All particapants are then encouraged to create the class “project”. After we are finished with the class, the students are able to order the items used in the day’s project.
There will be some classes that include a pre made kit. Some kits may have an additional charge and will need to be preordered. Class schedule will be ready soon. Come and check it out!