Monday, August 31, 2009

Back in the city!

I had an absolutely AMAZING weekend at camp!! The weather was horrible (cold & raining) but that didn't seem to matter. I was however VERY glad that I purchased a pair of rain boots at Canadian Tire on the way up!

Here are a few pictures of the weekend........ This first one is of me and some of my closest friends from camp. Left to Right, Me, Jenny, Kaaren & Katherine. Notice how wet we look!! Oh well, it was still so great to be there. We are standing on the porch of the main lodge. Jenny was visiting from Dublin, Ireland (she's originally from Toronto) and I hadn't seen her in over 5 years. Kaaren drove up from Rochester, NY (originally from Cleavland, OH). Katherine and I actually see each other quite a bit as we are both in the Toronto area, but it was so great to spend that time with them as a group. Jenny, Katherine and I were in the same cabin together since 1984! They are by far some of my oldest and dearest friends. For those of you who went to summer camp, you will know the joy of camp friends.

This next picture was taken at one of the meals, I think that this was our hillarious dinner. We couldn't stop laughing! From left to right, Kaaren, Me, Katherine, Cris & Leslie. Cris and Leslie were campers of mine and I had the absolute privilage of being on staff with them as well. It was sooo cool just hanging out and laughing with everyone. I don't think I have laughed that hard in a LONG time!

And the last picture I am going to share with you today is from the card workshop I did on Saturday afternoon. I had 20 women sign up for this workshop, and all of them had a blast!!! I love stamping, obviously, and it was so great to bring it to some of my camp friends. Oh and notice the wollen hat (or touque as us Canadian's call them). It was really that cold!!!

Hopefully I will get back to the creative stamping today. I will post some stuff again tomorrow.

I am missing camp already, thankful for all the wonderful people who I have met over the years, and glad for some new friends this weekend too! I can't wait for the 90th reunion in 5 years!!!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Off to Algonquin Park for the weekend

Hi Everyone,

I am just giving everyone a heads up that I will away in Algonquin Provincial Park for the weekend at my Camp reunion. I went to Camp Tanamakoon from the age of 8 until I was in my mid-twenties and that's the camp that my daughter Kieran goes to now. Well this year is the 85th Anniversary of the camp and the alumni like to celebrate by visiting the camp for a weekend of reminiscing and wishing we were kids at camp again. I am really excited because not only is my sister flying in from Newfoundland, Canada but I get to go with my two best friends from my camp days, one who lives in Ireland now. I can't wait! And I am getting the opportunity to do a workshop up there as well. So I get to go to my favorite place and share my favorite hobby! FUN! Needless to say however, I will not be posting this weekend as I will not have cell phone or computer access while I am there and I didn't get a chance to set up some postings before going as I have been packing tonight, and my sister arrives tomorrow night and she wants to visit some things in Toronto as she is only here for a short visit.

Tonight I want share with you a beautiful project using our Chipboard album and the Decor Stencils.

The great thing about our chipboard albums is that you can decorate them however you want! You can personalize them or make them suite any event or home decor.

  • More Mustard card stock
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Thoroughly Modern Designer Series paper
  • On Board 8-1/2" x 8-1/2" Album


  • More Mustard Craft Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools

  • Rich Razzleberry 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
  • Flourish D├ęcor Stencil
  • Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Beautiful Butterfly Bigz die
  • Sponge daubers
I will be back next week with pictures of the projects I did with the camp girls, and I will share some pictures of my favorite place! Until then, don't forget that the Starter Kit special continues until August 31st. If you wish to sign up on my team visit my stampin' up website and click "Join". The password is Canadian. If you have any issues or questions feel free to call the Demonstrator support line for Stampin' Up! at 1-800-Stampup or contact me Sunday evening or on Monday. And remember that the first 5 people who sign up under the current promotion will get to choose a FREE stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalogue to be released Sept 1st. This offer is available only through me.

Click this link to view the Starter Kit specials.


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday's RazzleDazzle event

Hey everyone!

I had an amazing time on Saturday at Alicia Ryckman's RazzleDazzle event! We had fabulous Make n'takes, one of which I will be sharing with you soon, as a part of a Christmas class I have planned. The demonstrations were incredible. Wow! Can I tell you how talented these women are!!!!! I was in awe the whole day. And the highlight had to be the guest speaker. It was none other than Ronda Wade, who if you are not part of the Stampin' Up! world was the #1 Demonstrator in the US for 2008!!! Amazing! I learnt a TON of ideas for improving my business from her, and will be sharing them with my team "The Hive".

Speaking of my team, you have until the end of the month to take advantage of the Starter Kit promo's, both the Mini Kit for $105 or the standard Kit with the Bonus In-colour pack for only $269!!! And if you sign up with me, I will through in a FREE stamp set from the new Holiday Mini Catalogue!!!! Wow! Contact me today for more info or to sign up!

So I thought I would share with you some pictures from Saturday.

This picture is of the Canadian, Ink! team members at the event, from left to right, Me, Nancy, Caroline & Debbie.

The next one is Caroline holding up a display board so that I could photograph it! Silly girl, hard to tell that she was nursing a cold!!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Off to the RazzleDazzle event in London!

Hey guys,

just a quick one to share with you my swap card (and final card for the Big Shot class from last night) for today's RazzleDazzle event in London. I have my camera with me and will be taking lots of pictures of the display boards. I will post them for you later this week.

This card uses the Patterns #2 Texturz plate and the "Autumn Harvest" stamp set. I love this set because it comes with a Jack-o-lantern face that you can stamp on the pumpkins to use them for Halloween projects. The sentiment is from the "Holiday Best" Hostess Level 1 set. The main colour on this card is Dusty Durango, one of the In-Colours. I think I will be using it a ton on fall cards this year. I love it.


Friday, August 21, 2009

The other Xmas cards and a Winner!!

Hi Guys,

It's finally Friday!! This week could not have come to an end any earlier!! I have so much going on this weekend that I am looking forward to, that the work week was just getting in the way! Tonight is my Big Shot & Christmas in August classes, yes two in one day, I am a glutton for punishment!! Tomorrow I am heading off to London for a all day Stampin' Event called RazzleDazzle. I am really looking forward to it!! I finished my swaps last night, so now I am totally ready!! Tomorrow is going to be an early one though, I have to pick Caroline up at 6am!! It takes a few hours to get to London from Toronto. And then last, but definatly not least, Kieran comes home from camp on Sunday!!!! I have missed her so much, and can't wait to hear all about her month at camp!

Just a quick note, last night was a weird one here in Toronto. A bunch of tornado's touched down all over the place, which like never happens here. One of the tornado's touched down within about a block of some very close friends, but thankfully they only lost their power for a bit. No harm came to them or their home. We barely noticed what was going on because after a lovely Sushi dinner with my Brother & Sister-in-law, my husband Ed and I headed over to Bayview Village because the Gap was having an special 40th anniversary party and my Friend Dave's Band "See Spot Run" was playing there. It was fun to see him playing in a store (funny actually) and we got our hands on some smokin' great deals on some clothes for the kids!!

Okay, now back to the whole reason you are here, to see the last two Xmas cards for my Christmas in August class tonight.

This First card uses the "Season of Joy" set. This was actually one of the first sets I ever purchased from SU. I had intended to make my Xmas cards with it last year. And then I got addicted, and had many sets to choose from, and I actually made my cards using "Lovely as a Tree", go figure, that was a set I didn't even think I liked when I first saw it! Anyhow, this is using classic Xmas colours, Real Red & Handsome Hunter. I coloured the stamp with my markers.

The last card for the class tonight uses "Tree Trimmings" and "Holiday Best". I feel in love with this set as soon as I saw it. I love the vintage ornaments. This is a square card because I wanted to use my Scallop Circle die for the Big Shot. The Very Vanilla circle was cut using my Circle Scissor Plus.

Oh and one last thing before I go, I promised a winner for my 100 Blog post contest, and based on my random number was 1!!!

Congrats to Kathy!! Contact me via email so that I can get you your prize!!

Have a great weekend everyone, and I will be back tomorrow with the Swap card, and final card for my Big Shot class.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Another PPA Challenge and a sneak-peak of my Big Shot class

Hi Guys,

It's Thursday time for another Pal Paper Arts Challenge. This week is "Anything but a card" and it just so happened that I created a matchbox for Halloween for my Big Shot class on Friday.

This adorable little box uses the Matchbox die for the Sizziz Big Shot and the new Cast-a-spell Designer Paper from the current catalogue. I have also adorned it with some Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon attached with a black brad from the vintage brads. The sentiment is stamped on a tag from the Matchbox die and is from the "Holiday Best" hostess set. I coloured it with my Old Olive, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Markers. Too cute!

This next card showcases the Butterflies Die and the top note. Yes, that is the top note die, but it is run through the Big Shot twice! How cool is that? I have used the Razzleberry Lemonade Patterned paper for this card and the colours Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry. The sentiment is from my FAV sentiment set "Teeny Tiny Wishes" and I just adore that Modern Label punch!

The last card I am going to share with you today also uses the Top note die and this time is is punched twice. Once using Bashful Blue and the second time using some Night of Navy DSP from the Hostess Pattern Paper pack. The adorable little birds is from the Sizzlets set "Birds & Blooms" and the "Peace" sentiment is from the Decorative Strip Die. Lots of dies on this one. And what a pretty Christmas/Seasonal card.

I will share the last card with you on Saturday as it is also my swap card for the RazzleDazzle event that I am attending in London that day. So I want to wait to post the card.

There is still space remaining for my Xmas Card & Big Shot class this Friday, cost for each is $20 or $35 if you wish to take both. I will be posting the remaining Xmas cards for you tomorrow along with the WINNER from my "100 Posts contest".....finally.....sorry for the wait guys, I have been sooooooo busy getting ready for the two classes and the Saturday event.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

PPA Artist Pick of the Week!!!

Wow!! I was selected as one of the Artist picks of the week for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. My "Look who's Turning" card that I posted a few days ago was chosen! I feel so honoured and quite shocked. You should see all the amazing and beautiful submissions!! Go check it out, and why not try playing along??

In the meantime, here is another card that we will be making on Friday for the Xmas in August class.
This is actually one of the first cards I ever made at my Upline Caroline's studio back in 2008. When I was selling cards last Christmas this was one of my most popular designs. I love the non-traditional colours of Bravo Burgundy & More Mustard together. Plus I love how you can take a non-Xmas set like "Lovely as a Tree" and make a beautiful holiday card.

Speaking of selling Xmas cards, I will be doing it again this year. Cost is $10 for 4 cards. I am also able to large orders for businesses etc. Cost for a box of 20 cards is $60.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Christmas in August

No, the Canadian government has not changed when Christmas is going to be..... but I am starting to get ready!! My first Christmas class is this Friday, and I thought I would share one of the cards we will be making with you.

This card uses the "More the Merrier" level 3 hostess set!! Don't you just love that little crowd of Snow-people?? This set can only be earned by hosting a qualifying Private class. Contact me today to book yours. There is going to be a fabulous Hostess Promo launched Septemeber 1st along with the NEW Holiday Mini catalogue, so book now!!

There is still space available for my Big Shot & Xmas in August class this Friday night at 7pm. Let me know ASAP if you wish to attend!

Stay tuned for more cards from the classes between now and Friday!


Monday, August 17, 2009

Pal Paper Arts challenge

It's that time again! I have really enjoyed doing the PPA challenges because each week it is a different kind of challenge. First a colour one, then a sketch and now an inspiration challenge. This is the picture to use for inspiration. Naturally for me this picture made me think of kids, and I loved the little touches of animals around the room. Plus I decided to use some of the main colours pictured here, Red, Blue & Green.

I decided to use my "Look who's turning" set again because it has both animals and a very kid like feel.
It's really hard to tell from the picture, but the numbers have been clear embossed on the Ballet Blue base. The numbers are on one stamp, so you would use your markers to colour just one for a kids birthday card or you can use the entire strip for backgrounds or stamp all of them and circle the age....etc. Also, and this is hard to see the animals all have a coating of Crystal Effects to gloss them up to match the embossed numbers. This card definately got the kid stamp of approval as my son Xander who is 20 months old waved good-bye to it before going to the splash pad today. He has never waved to one of my cards before! :)

Come back tomorrow to see a sneek peak of one of the cards we are doing at Friday's Christmas in August class. And I will announce the winner of my "100 Blog post contest"! :)

Products used:
Stampin' Up "Look who's Turning" stamp set
Stampin' Up Card stock- Ballet Blue, Real Red, Green Galore, Whisper White.
Stampin' Up Ink- Ballet Blue, Real Red, Green Galore.
Accessories: Dimensionals, Bashful Blue 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Effects, Word Window Punch, Modern Label punch, Clear Embossing powder, Heat Tool, paper snips.


Friday, August 14, 2009

August Club projects- Different ways to use Re-inkers

Happy Friday everyone!!

It's club week around here so I wanted to share with you the projects that my club members are making this week. All three are using Re-inkers for other than re-inking our ink pads. What are re-inkers? They are small bottles of the same ink that is in our ink pads made for adding drops of ink when the pads get dry (which I have yet to do on any of my pads and I have had some of them for over a year now!). But as with lots of the SU stuff, you can do so much with them too.

This first card uses the very versatile "Season of Friendship" set. To acheive the multi-coloured leaves I created a stamp pad with a folded up Baby wipe and added to the surface a drop of Ruby Red, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie ink. You then stamp the image in this homemade ink pad and stamp on your paper! Voila! Multi-coloured leaves!

The next card uses no stamping! It's rare that I have a card like that. This card fits the Small Open-End envelopes and it's dimensions before folding is 61/2 x 61/2. For this card we dyed the White satin ribbon using Not Quite Navy ink. And I absolutely love how this one turned out! It is a beautiful colour of blue and matches perfectly with the Bella Bleu paper!

For the last card We dyed both the Flower from the Pretties Kit and the cordoroy brad in the centre. The Flower was dyed using my Rich Razzleberry re-inker and the brad with Old Olive. The brad is one of my left over Baja Breeze brads from the Occasions Mini Catalogue. When I was designing this card I wondered if I could dye them to match. I added a couple of drops of Old Olive re-inker to the top of the brad, heat set it, and what do you know? I now have an Old Olive Cordoroy brad!! Cool eh?

I am currently looking for members for my next Technique club? Benefits of membership include a free catalogue, FREE monthly projects, discounts on class fees and other events and FREE hostess benefits once during the duration of the club. Contact me today to sign up! And remember that Club members resigning for the next session get a FREE ink pad of their choice!!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Change of Class date for Christmas Card class

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that I have moved the Christmas in August Class to Friday, August 21st at the same time as my Big Shot class.

You are more than welcome to attend one or the other, or both!! Prices are as follows:

  • Take one class for $20 ($15 for club members, $10 for Hive Team members) or FREE with a $50 purchase that night
  • Take both classes for only $35!! ($30 for club members, $20 for Hive Team members) or FREE with a $100 purchase that night

Please RSVP and let me know which of the class you will be attending. Space is limited so RSVP today!

Visit my events page for more info.


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A card for my nephew

Stampin' Up! is running a Kids campaign. So it is only fitting that I share with you a card that I made for one of my nephew's. He turned 4 on July 31st. Unfortunately he lives far away in Newfoundland, Canada, so I had to mail this to him. I pretty much CASE'd a card from the current catalogue. I fell in love with this set because it allows you to change the age, and I thought the animals were so cute! I know I will have a lot of fun with this one. For this card I decided to use 3 of the new In-colours, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay. I hope he likes it. I am sure he will be more interested in the Chapters gift card tucked inside however! :)

Products used:
Stampin' Up "Look who's Turning" stamp set
Stampin' Up Card stock- Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White.
Stampin' Up Ink- Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry.
Accessories: Dimensionals, Bermuda Bay Polka Dot ribbon, Bermuda Bay & Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers, paper snips.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Jam jars & Punch storage

We have two Black Currant bushes in my backyard & back about 3 weeks ago my daughter Kieran offered to pick some for me. I have been wanting to make Black Currant jam for years. And it turned out yummy! But then the jars sat there waiting patiently to receive their labels. But I had no labels big enough to handle the size of the Curly Label punch. And I had something already in mind. Thankfully there is a Grand & Toy in the building that I work in (which for some reason I keep forgetting about....). So finally last week I picked up some labels. And labeled up my jam!
I used the retired Cute & Curly stamp set for my labels, stamped in Perfect Plum. I wrote the type of jam and date using my Old Olive Stampin' Write marker, and then punched them out with the Curly Label punch! Et voila! Beautiful jam jars!! I already have plans for the Xmas season as I have a Holiday Preserve recipe that I am dying to try out, and I can't wait to package them up for gift giving!!! :)

The other thing that I got accomplished this weekend that I have been wanting to do for the LONGEST time was some cheep punch storage. I have amassed quite a collection of punches due to my punch addiction (don't worry I am seeking counselling for said condition....and it's called "buy every punch SU has, cause then you won't have any to buy!!!"). I popped on over to Ikea the other night to pick up a few of the Bygel racks. Only $2.99 each!! And my loving hubbie mounted them for me even though he had just worked a 12 hour shift mounting metal!! He's the best! He even bought me a brand new Photosmart Wireless printer this weekend too!!! As you can see, I have no space left!! I bought the buckets at Ikea too (think they were $3.99 each) and they look just like Vanilla Hodgepodge hardware, don't they? I am however going to mount them directly to the wall to free up my very valuable punch space as I have a new punch from the Mini arriving this week!! And it needs some where to live!! Either way, this is by far the cheepest storage for punches that I have seen, and I love how it looks in my craft room.

Don't forget to post your answers to my "100 posts contest survey", you have until Friday to be entered to win a stamp set!!! Good luck!


Sunday, August 9, 2009

I know... It's been a while... & challenge entries

This past week has been nuts! I got almost no time to stamp until this weekend because my husband Ed has been working crazy overtime. So that means that I have been on "chase the baby around the house and make sure he doesn't hurt himself or someone else" duty.

My husband Ed is an Ironworker and summer time is always a busy time for him. The push is always on to get whatever building he is working on completed. I thought I would share with you a couple of pictures of him at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) a few summers ago. Those of you from Toronto, he was working on the new Crystal addition.

Right now he is working at the Royal Conservatory of Music, right next to the ROM. The adorable girl would be my daughter Kieran, she's 10 now, but was 8 in these pictures. I call the second picture "Beauty and the Beast" love that one!

Anyhow, on to the challenges. I made the following card for two challenges. Since I was short on time I thought I could make it work.

The first challenge is the So Shelli challenge. For those of you who don't know, Shelli is the CEO and founder of Stampin' Up! Each month she posts challenges, open to Demo's and customers alike. I haven't entered one in a while because the Blog reader I use (Google Reader) stopped getting the new blog posts!! And I just figured it out the other day. Shelli's challenge this month is SIP- Stamps, Ink, Paper. Make anything, but just use that stuff. No extra embellishments, ribbon etc.

As soon as I read that, I thought about the Pal Paper Arts challenge which is a sketch this week.
It is a beautifully simple sketch and I felt that it matched well with Shelli's SIP challenge.

So, what do you think? It is simple. and I kind of like that. I went with my fav new colour combo of Blush Blossom & Chocolate Chip (with a bit of Close to Cocoa & Very Vanilla too!). I also used my new French Fillagre Background stamp. And one of my all time favorite sets "All Holidays".

Products used:
Stampin' Up "All Holidays" stamp set, "French Fillagre" Background stamp
Stampin' Up Card stock- Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla.
Stampin' Up Ink- Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa.
Accessories: Brayer, Sponge Daubers, Scalloped edge punch.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Congrats to Caroline!

The Annual Stampin' Up Convention, a mass congregation of Stampin' Up Demo's from all over North America, is currently underway in Salt Lake City, Utah. Last night was the much anticipated Awards Night. My Upline Caroline stayed in Toronto this year and was eagerly awaiting the results of the Canadian Demonstrator of the Year awards late last night. Last year she placed 5th, and so, naturally I couldn't wait to find out how she did this year. Well, a late night email confirmed that she placed 5th again, and 3rd for Senior Associate promotions in her first level!!!!!

CONGRATS Caroline!! They are well deserved awards, you are an extremely hard worker who dedicates a lot of your life to SU! And I was pleased to have been a part of the SA promotions!!!!! One of her prizes for earning these prestigeous awards is an all expenses trip to Utah later this fall for an excellent Stampin' get away with all the other winners from North America and it includes some serious pampering from SU! Way to go Caroline!!!!!

If you want to get in on the action you need only contact me to join my fabulous Stampin' Up team! I hope to go to Convention next year, and would love to go down with a team of people!! :)


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back from PA and a reminder....

Hi Everyone,

I am back from PA and back to work today! The baby missed us tons, and of course we missed him too!

First off, a reminder to enter my "100 Blog posts contest". Click here to find the post.

Secondly, we had such a good time in Scranton, so I thought I would list some of the highlights:

1. Visting my sister and her family
2. The Shops at Montage
3. Mohegan Sun & the $300 win!
4. The beautiful Pocano's
5. Panera Breads- Yummy food and Free WiFi!
6. Wine & Spirits SUPERSTORE- rock on!
7. Spending a relaxing, wonderful long weekend with my husband!

Off to bed now, have a great one, and hopefully I will get some time to stamp tomorrow!!


Monday, August 3, 2009

Still in PA! Summer Cookout Kit on Sale!

Hey Everyone,

Greetings from Scranton, PA! We decided to stay another day because we are having so much fun visiting my sister and her family, and we are finding lots of great deals while shopping! Since it is a holiday in Canada today, we decided to spend another night. The weather has been awesome for the most part.

I had some good luck while I was visiting. On Saturday night my sister and her husband took us to the Casino near by called Mohegan Sun. This Casino only has slot machines which many of you know, eat up your money very fast. After basically pushing $100 worth into a few different machines and little to no gain, I took the last $20 of ours and found an enticing machine. I had all but used up my $20 and had almost no credits left and then on my last push of the button some crazy Bonus thing came up, I got to hit another button and then the machine went crazy!! I ended up winning $244!!! It was only 1cent slots after all, but it was more than enough to make me happy, pay for some of my new clothes and win back our losses! Fun times!

Anyhow, just wanted to let everyone know that the Country Living Summer cookout kit is now on sale for only $19.75!!!! Awesome. Summer is only half done, so pick yours up now while supplies last!!

I will be back tomorrow with a card.... assuming I am not too wiped from the drive back home!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Stampin' Ups Kid Promo!!

That's right, today is the start of a new Kid-centric promo from Stampin' Up! From now until the end of September look forward to a number of kid focused deals.

There are a few things to note:

1. Purchase the NEW Growth Chart Decor Element for $33.95 and receive the applicator tool for FREE!

2. Purchase $45 worth of stamp sets from the "Growing Up" section of the 2009/2010 Idea Book & Catalogue and choose a pack of Designer Buttons (Playground, Sherbet, Button Latte) for FREE! That's a $10.95 value!!

To kick of the Kid's promo it only seems right to show you a card my daughter Kieran made.
She is a talented little crafter isn't she?? She used Brilliant Blue for her card base, stamped the birthday image from "Eight Great Greetings" on Whisper White in Basic Black ink and then coloured just the flame in with a yoyo yellow marker. She then punched a scallop circle from Pretty in Pink cardstock and punched a hole in the centre. The stamped image is mounted on the inside with the scallop frame on the outside. Then she finished it all off with a bow in Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and voila!! A beautiful card.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Post #100!!!! How about a contest?? Blog Candy anyone???

Wow! Hard to believe I have posted that many times! I hope you enjoy my posts and stampin' good fun. Leave a message on this post and let me know the answers to the following 3 questions to be entered to win a prize (to be determined....)

1. What do you like about my blog?
2. What am I not doing that you would like to see in the future?
3. What don't you like?

From the posts I will do a random draw for the winner! Looking forward to seeing your comments and looking forward to spending the next 100 posts with you.

In the mean time, I would like to share with you a card I made for friend of mine who lost her Grandmother last week.

Unfortunately we often find ourselves in a situation where we need to make a Sympathy Card. I don't know about you, but I always find it hard to design them. This one was a little easier because I already had this medallion stamped in Crushed Curry and then I used the Rock n' Roll technique using Bermuda Bay. I made it as a Demonstration during my Online Team meeting. Our team the Hive meets once a month, twice in a quarter Online, and one in person. The Online meetings allow all of us in different locations meet, watch me on a webcam as I demo, and talk about the latest promos etc. There is also a chat so the team can post questions of which I answer. It's a great way to stay connect, but with out having to go out, get a sitter etc.

Just a heads up, I am visiting my sister in Scranton, Pennsylvania this weekend. So those of you who look forward to my newsletter, it will be arriving in your mailboxes early next week.

I did want to let everyone know about my Birthday Card Class on Friday, August 7th at 7pm. We will be making 4 different Birthday cards. Cost of the class is $20 or free with a $50 purchase that night. Class fee for club members is $15 and Hive Team members only $10!


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