Hello December Daily Album 2016


One of my favourite albums to create is a Daily December! I love using the annual Hello December Project Life card collection and accessory pack to document my daily events in December. I have done this the last two years and I have to say they are my favourite albums by far!! I love looking back and seeing all the fun things that we have tons in the past. Some of them are our favourite traditions like counting down the days till Christmas with advents calendars, celebrating our birthday, our baking and so much more and others are just those little things you want to document like having no snow in the month of December!! 

Last week, I spent some time creating my new album and I will be sharing pictures with you soon of our daily memories. I'm waiting for a good day to take some photo's, it's been cloudy and gloomy here the last few days. But today, I'm going to share with you my cover for my album. I was inspired by a few that I saw on Pinterest and one that my good friend Marcy did!! 


















I love the colour combination of Emerald Envy, and Real Red. This was the coordinating colours in the collection and I decided to stay with that as it makes coordinating so much easier as Stampin' Up! has already figure it out for us!

Tips on Creating Hello December Album:

  • Our Project Life Album are the perfect size for this, especially the 6 by 8 album. I chose the Emerald Envy one as it's the perfect colour for Christmas!
  • The Year was cut out using the Large Number Framelits, Silver Foil and Big Shot machine
  • The boughs were cut out with the Pretty Pines Thinltis, Emerald Envy card stock and the Big Shot machine
  • The berries were created with the Pretty Pines Thinlits, Red Glimmer Paper and the Big Shot machine. 
  • The pinecones were done by stamping the solid image with Early Espresso onto a crumb cake card stock and then cut out with the Pretty Pines thinlits and the Big Shot machine. Then cut out the detail pinecone in Crumb Cake card stock using the Pretty Pines thinlits and the Big Shot machine. Glue the detail pine cone to the base. This helps adds dimension to your pinecones!!
  • The bow was created by fraying a piece of Burlap ribbon which will give you string that you can use. I took 2 pieces of Ribbon to create by bow. 
  • The final touch is wrapping the Real Red Stitched Ribbon around the front cover and creating a beautiful bow!

I hope that I have inspired you to create a beautiful album to document your daily memories in December!! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!



Merry Mice Gift Certificates!!


I had some fun on the weekend making up some Gift Certificate Holders. The Merry Mice stamp set was on my desk and I just couldn't resist those cute and adorable mice, so I had to create a holder with them on it. Now I did make 2 other samples and will be sharing those with you over the next few days!!














Are you hoping for some Stampin' Up! products under the Christmas tree this year. You can let your family and friends know that I offer gift certificates and you they can be customize to the amount they would like. Plus I will create a super cute holder for them to put it in!!! How fun it that??

Tips on Creating my Merry Mice Holder:

  • The gift holder is one of our Kraft Bags. They are the perfect way to package up a gift card!!!
  • Add a special detail to your Kraft Bag, by embossing the bag with an embossing folder. I used the embossing folder Holly
  • Fold Kraft bag 1/4 of the way down 
  • Create a belly band by cutting a piece of Designer Series Paper 2 by 12. Fold in half, lay over your bag, and staple at the top of the pattern paper. This will create a belly band for holder. 
  • Cut out a scallop circle with the Layering Circle Framelits, and the Big Shot machine. I used Real Red Card stock to make my scallop circle.
  • Stamp the Mouse image on to a scrap piece of Whisper White with Black Archival Ink.
  • Using the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Big Shot Machine, cut out a circle in Whisper White around your Mice image. 
  • Using your markers: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Garden Green, Blushing Bride and Smokey Slate, colour in your Mouse. Attach to scallop circle and and some rhinestone. Pop onto your belly band
  • Stamp your greeting in Black Memento ink and add to your holder

I hope I have inspired you to give this a try as they are simple to make!! I love finding other ways to use our products and this is a great way to use the Kraft Bags!! 

Now, don't forget to tell your family and friends that you want a Gift Certificate from Stampin' Up under the tree and have them contact me!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Here's to Cheers & Cheerful Tags Framelits Video

Happy Monday!!

This time of year, we are all looking for unique ways to add a special touch to the gifts that we give to family and friends. One of the products that I have been looking at adding to my collection is the Here's to Cheers stamp set and Cheerful Tags framelits. This unique bundle will help you create beautiful tags for your family and friends. And the best part is that this stamp set and framelits will be carrying over into the Occasions catalogue. Plus there is a new stamp set that coordinates with these framelits that you can use to add a special touch to your gifts all year long!! How fun is that!!!



So now that you have watch this fun video will you be adding this bundle to your collection?? Oh, I also wanted to tell you that when you purchase this stamp set and framelits as a bundle, you save 10% off. Plus a little tip, it won't be offered again as a bundle in the new Occasions catalogue. You will have to purchase them separately! 


You can purchase this bundle by heading over to my Canadian ONLINE Store!! Or you can email me your order!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!







Year End Closeouts Sale









Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you! Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. 






















With this Year End Close out Sale, Stamping' Up! has announced the list of items that will be retiring from the Holiday Catalogue when the catalogue leaves us in January. There are lots of great product leaving us and you have the chance to stock up on your favourites before they are gone!!

Retiring List PDF 

Remember these are while supplies last, so you want to order early to make sure you get your favourites before they are gone! Won't these make great gifts under the Christmas Tree!!

The other great deal about this Year End Closeout Sale is the OverStock Inventory. Stampin' Up! has announced certain products are overstock and they need your help to reduce their inventory!



































You can view the Download Product list CA here. This list will contain products that are discounted, and which products are retiring, clearance, and excess inventory. Stamping' Up!  will NOT be updating this list with sold-out items, so be sure to check the Retiring List (for retiring items) and/or the online store (for clearance rack and excess items) to see which products are still available.

Interesting in ordering these products from the Year End Closeout Sale, you can either order online thru my Canadian ONLINE Store or you can email me your order and I can place the order for you. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Merry Mice Christmas Cards


Hope you are having a great start to your weekend. It's been a good around here so far. I have spent the morning in my studio working on my to do list. Wanted to give you a little update on why my post have been hit and miss. I just switched to a new computer and it has been a little bit of a learning curve as I have gone from a PC to a Mac. I think I'm finally figuring it out and excited to finally get back to my regular posting!!

My project today used the sweet and adorable Merry Mice stamp set. I'm sad to said "that this set is on the Holiday Retiring list and will be leaving us when the Holiday catalogue is done in January. There are lots of great products retiring and the best part is that you can get a discount on them!! To view the Holiday Catalogue PDF List, click here.
















I think this stamp set might just have to stay in my Retired Collection, as it's just super cute!!! And the best part is that it's perfect for colouring!!

Tips on Creating this Card:

  • Pattern Paper is from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper pack
  • Stamp the Mice in Black Archival Ink, which help protect your image from blending when you start to watercolour
  • Colour your Mice image using a Blender Pen and your inks
  • The Scallop Circle is from the Layering Circle Framelits 
  • The White Circle is from the Stitched Shape Framelits
  • Stamp greeting in Black Memento Ink

Well, I'm off to working on checking some items off my to do list!! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Sneak Peak Of Technique Project

Happy Monday!!










Hope you are having a great day!! Just a reminder that today is the last day of our Online Extravaganza event and today is the 24 hour door crasher sale!! Lots of great deals on Sale today and you can check them out by heading over to my ONLINE Store. My top pick is the Big Shot Magnetic Platform that is on sale for 35% off for $31.85 regular $49.00!! If you ever wanted one of these  now is the time to stock up!!

My project today is a sneak peak at on of the cards we will be making in our technique class on Thursday night. We will be learning how to create background washes with sponges. This is super easy and so addicting, you will want to add to all your projects!! 




















For this class, we will be making 2 projects using this technique along with a reference card so that you can refer back to it from time to time. There are still spots available if you would like to join us. The cost of the class is $15 or FREE with an minimum order placed that night. Message me by Wed night at 6pm if you would like to join. I will prep all the work for you, and you get to enjoy a relaxing night of crafting with beverages and snack. I hope you can join us!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!



Greetings from the North Pole











The week long Online Extravaganza sale is still going on and there are lots of great deals that are still up for grabs. You can select product up to 40% off and the best part is you can start your Christmas shopping by shopping off these amazing deals!!! 

My project today is one that I CASE from the Stampin' Success quarterly magazine. This little magazine is filled to the brim with product samples, training, business resources and so much more!! One of the fun benefits of being a demonstrator!!
























The best part about this stamp set is that you can get it right now for 25% off till the Nov 30. It's part of the special promotion that they have going on with the Stitched Shaped Framelits. Unfortunately,these framelits are un- orderable at the moment, as we loved them so much that we depleted Stampin'Up inventory in 2 weeks. But you can still purchase select stamp set at 25% and I have include the list for you to see!!













You can also view these stamp set here on by online store and we are hoping the Stitched Shaped Framelits will be back in stock soon. I will keep you posted!

You can view all the supplies that I used on my project by clicking on the links below!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Candy Cane Christmas!!

Happy Monday!!

Hope you had a great weekend!! We had our first snow squalls yesterday and it sure put us in the festive mood. Alison and I spend sometime yesterday decorating our house for the holidays and I love how it turned out!! We still have to put up our tree but that will be in the next week!! I spent some time yesterday in my studio working on classes for Dec and I will be sharing those with you in the next few days!!

My project today is one that I CASE from the Holiday Catalogue that showcase the yummy Candy Cane Christmas stamp set and designer series paper. The designer series paper has been one of the top selling product from the Holiday Catalogue. I love the yummy colour combinations!! 
















This card makes me want to start my Christmas baking!! I love trying new recipes at this time of year and adding to my old favourites!! What is your favourite Christmas recipe that you always make each year? I would love to hear what your favourites are!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!





Christmas Stamp a Stack - Still Spots available

Hello Friends,

I can't believe that Christmas is only 6 weeks away. Have you started your Christmas shopping? I have made my list and will be heading out on the weekend to start checking some names off the list!! I also need to start thinking about my Christmas cards, tags and holiday baking. There is so much to do, but it will get done before the big day!!

Let me help you with the Christmas cards. Come out for a fun night of creating 10 adorable cards to send to your family and friends. The best part, I do all the work for you and all you have to is stamp and assemble them. 












Why not bring a friend with you and the best part is that you both get to pick 5 handmade cards from the Card Rack that night!! Plus it's always better stamping with friends!!

I still have spots left for this upcoming Christmas Stamp a stack on Thursday Nov 24 at 7pm. You will make 10 cards ( 2 each of 5 designs) and the cost is $25 or FREE with an minimum order placed that night!! 

If you are interested in joining us, please message me by Sunday Nov 20 so I can have your card pack prepped for you. You will also enjoy beverages, and a snack that night. I hope you can join us for a fun FESTIVE night!!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!!


Totally Tree's

Happy Monday!! 

We have been having a lot of sunny days here lately and I can't help to notice the beautiful fall colours that the tree's are showing off at this time of year. I love the gorgeous and vibrant colours of orange, red and golden that are show case in nature right now!!

My project today was inspired by the colours in the trees and I had to use one of my favourite stamp set from the Holiday catalogue called the "Totally Tree's" stamp set!!















Did you know that you can use the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper pack for more then Christmas? This designer series paper works great for fall projects to!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!