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...