Thursday, November 29, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I hate being so busy, but what can you do. I do actually enjoy it to a certain degree. I have a jam packed weekend coming up and wish I had a maid to clean my house so I can do the other stuff. Friday I have to take McKayla to day care, pay bills, grocery shopping. I have a 100 card order I am still working on that has to be in the mail soon. Then, Saturday I have 2 parties. The first one is at my upline's (SU) house. She is having the downline christmas party, so I have to bring a veggie tray (which I don't believe in just buying) Then I have to do a shoebox make-n-take for 12 people, 1 card for exchange, and then one gift item made from all SU products. It should be a blast.After that I have a card party a my house with my Sister in law and her neighbour & friends. My first one....yahoooooo!!

Then I am still hoping that I will be able to meet up with my best friend for her birthday celebration. We have been fairly disconnected recently and I have no idea why. She seems to be pushing me further away and not really tellig me her true feelings. That is one thing that she and I have agreed upon, she is a bad liar. So I can ask if everything is ok and she says yes and her face says no. So I hope we can eventually get things back in line. I truly miss the friendship we had. We were practically attached at the hip and now she is barely talking to me. I was mad at her a few weeks ago and told her exactly why (and I am over it), as she has always said how she appreciates complete honesty, but I guess that was perhaps a farce or she has something else bugging her and isn't saying. Anyways those are my thoughts even when I am too busy to be thinking about it, it is still burning away at me because if there is anything I hate it is to lose a great freindship because someone doesn't want to be honest and save a friendship how many years in the making. Cross your fingers for me, I hope it works out for the better.

Have a great and stressfree weekend if possible.
I will post some pics after the week end (if I remember) LOL

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Catching Up

Well it has been a busy, yet pleasurable weekend. Some Shopping, drinks with friends, my lifelong friends 28th birthday with some board games, and bast of all....McKayla's very first Dance performance. Let me just say that little girl will be a permanent fixture on stage...and really she is so cute so why not!! HAha...anyways I just wanted to pop in and leave this little message for my readers that like to check in (and thanks for all your email I love hearing from you!!)

So I have another week of busy. I have a large card order that has to be shipped in about a week, I have kid check ups, a coffee date and .....2 card parties!! Thats right! The first one is at my Upline's (Heather) house for all her down line. Later that night I am going to have an actual card party. My Sister in Law's Neighbour asked if she could have a simple just make cards party with a few cards and maybe another "Project" So I am looking forward to this weekend very much!!

I will try to pop in with some new project pictures as soon as I can.(and boy do I have a good one for you all to see) Talk to you all later!!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Free Stamp Set

OMGoodness! Thank you Stampin Up!! I recieved today, the free set that they gave all the reps and it is SO cute!! I can't wait to use it. I wish I would have had time already but I had a busy day. I took McKayla to daycare and then met up with Melissa to get the card stand (mentioned in previous post) Then I got some work done around the house. Around 4 pm I got McKenzie up early from her nap and took the card stand over to the store I put it in and set up the new cards. They were SUPER PLEASED with it. I think it looks more professional and think I may have to have some more made for sure!

SO then I picked McKayla up from Daycare and took both the girls over to my Mom's as I was suppose to have plans this evening. Plans fell through (again) so I decided to accept a previous invitation to a game night at my friends house for her birthday. It was a blast and afterall I didn't want to waste a night where the kids were already at the babysitters. LOL Anyway, overall I had fantastic day. Now I need to get my butt off to bed, McKayla has a full dress rehersal tomorrow for her dance recital on Sunday. Plus I have to play with my new SET and some new papers and ideas that I got today. So, ta ta for now and hopefully I will get a chance to be back tomorrow with some cute new projects using my new Level 3 Hostess set!!!

Nighty Night ~ Jewels

Friday, November 23, 2007

WrappingUp The Holidays Specials

Stampin' Up! has some GREAT specials going on right now!! Check out the flyer and project ideas HERE!

Here is the pricing information for the specials, good from today through Dec. 15 - or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! LOVE the buy one get one free Satin Ribbon, just in time for wrapping up all your holiday packages!

112409-Holiday Tag Bundle -$4.95
110380-Tags for All Stamp Set* (20% off) -$24.76
110264-Designer Gift cards* (30% off)-$4.55
109862-Chocolate Chip satin ribbon*-Buy 1, get 1 free!
109863-Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon*-Buy 1, get 1 free!
112410-Tin 3-Pack -$9.95
110147-Celebration wrapping paper*-$17.95
110228-Hand Selected Accents & Elements (25% off)-$8.21

* the Tags for All Stamp set, Designer Gift Cards, Satin Ribbon, and the Celebration Wrapping Paper all appear in the Holiday Mini Catalog. Although this catalog expires on Nov. 30th, these items will be available until Dec. 15, or until supplies last.

New Card Stand

So After a sudden need for a Card Stand in a local store that sells my cards, I had to think fast on what I was going to do. After all how can I expect them to sell my cards if they are not even properly displayed, right? So I called my Lifel-ong Friend Melissa, and together with her man Robin they created this. Is it not divine?!? There are so many possible ways to display cards and best of all, look at the is wide enough across to comfortably fit 3 cards side by side!! So all I can say to Melissa & Robin is this.....Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Oh and did I mention THANK YOU? So I am also getting another one the same only white for myself. Now I just have to wait for the price tag...and if anyone sees this and might want to purhase one I bet it can be arranged.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day!!

I was thinking to myself all week, Not to many people updating blogs and such this week, how strange. Then it suddenly occured to me that for our fine American friends it is their Turkey Day, So HAPPY TURKEY DAY to all my American Friends!! Since we here in Canada have our Thanksgiving in October I am completely jealous and suddenly very hungry for turkey & stuffing.mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Ok Hope all are well and enjoy the company of their Friends, Family & other Loved ones.

PS. save some stuffing for me!!


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Simple Book

How cute is this? Well I am in love with this concept. Some simple plain coasters, combined with great paper from Stampin' Up! and a few more techniques and embellishments and VOILA!!! A great keepsake, or super special gift! You can see the original inspiration here on Nicole's Blog (Papertrey Ink)

I made this one for myself. Using the "Memories" stamp from the Define your life set, I thought That would perfect to use photos on the inside of m girls with my Dad (who passed away June 20 of this year) So anyway, the outside cover also uses the big flourish from the Baroque Motifs Set (my new favorite set) Then I have used some ribbon that I got at the local Dollar store and some prima flowers that I got from Paper Candy Productions. The paper is all Stampin' Up! Always Artichoke, Barely Banana & Designer Series Brocade Background.

To the right, is the inside when you first open it up. So the inside is done with the same papers. The stamp on the barely banana paper is embossed gold and accented with a rhinestone in the center. The stamp is from the Baroque Motifs set as well. The tan rbbon is just the basic ribbon available at Michael's.

This is the inside that folds out! I made mine with only enough room on the inside to have a journal spot and a picture. I will put a picture of my Dad & McKayla and on the other side I will do the same with Him & McKenzie. These fold outs I used the same papers as well as some Very Vanilla for the journal spots. I distressed the edges of the inner circle. I used the florish from the Season of joy set along the top and bottom using mellow moss ink. The brown matte is actually paper from the Designer Series Prints Close to Cocoa.

Supplies: SU Cardstock:Always artichoke, barely banana, close to cocoa, very vanilla. SU Designer Series paper: brocade background, prints close to cocoa. SU Ink:close to cocoa, mellow moss. Ribbons: misc from Dollar Store and scalloped edge from Michael's. Embellishments: gold emboss powder from stampendous (Michael's), prima flowers, rhinestones (Michael's), Foam Squares (dollar Store), Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle Punch, Marvy Mega Circle punch.

A Stampin' Up! sneak peek

Well I have had the privilege, as a SU Demonstrator, to see a sneak peek brochure of some of the great things we are going to find in the new catalogue that arrives in January. Let me just say this.....I CAN'T WAIT!!! I already want to order .... well one of everything.

I will be back in a few minutes with a cute little book I made with a friend the other night.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Elevator Confrontation

A middle aged business man got on an elevator in downtown L.A.When he entered, there was a young blonde already inside who greeted him with a bright, "T-G-I-F."

He smiled at her and replied, "S-H-I-T."

She looked puzzled, and repeated, "T-G-I-F," more slowly.

He again responded with, "S-H-I-T."

The blonde was trying to keep it friendly, so, she smiled her biggest smile and said as sweetly as possible, "T-G-I-F."

The man smiled back at her and once again said, "S-H-I-T."

The exasperated blonde finally decided to explain, "'T-G-I-F' means, Thank God It's Friday." Get it duuhhh, you nasty minded old man?"

The man responded, "Well Blondy, S-H-I-T means, Sorry, Honey, It's Thursday. Have a nice day now and don't be late for work tomorrow!"

Catching Up

Well after some local drama, a lesson learned and caching up on normal household things. I am ready to catch up here. I talked about some great cards before I went on vaca, so here they are.

To the left is a fantastic card that I cased from a great stamper's site SCS. Have I ever mentioned that I love that site? Ok so, This card uses: whisper white & creamy caramel C/S, season of joy stamp set, whisper white craft ink - all SU Supplies. Sheer ribbon and gold cord gold emboss powder from Michael's.

On the right, is a blue & silver beauty!! Of course, my favorite colors. lol. Pretty simple card using ballet blue (I think) and bashful blue c/s, Silver emboss powder, season of joy stamp set & so swirly jumbo roller all from Stampin' Up! Paper Salon XL Alpha Stamps, and the Snowflake Brads which I can't remember what company they are...oops! Oh and the ribbon also from Michael's. Thats it for now I have more but have yet to take pics of them.

Friday, November 9, 2007

I'm Back From Hamilton

Well, I am back now and had a fairly good trip. Came home to some not so great things, but we will just talk about those later. During my trip I went out shopping a few times. My Grandparents took us out to Cambridge where there were some outlet type places and I got some cute socks for the girls for Christmas and I also picked up a few other random things there. Oh and I also picked up some cute cookie cook books and some other books for McKayla (my oldest)
So we also went down to Ottawa Street, to an outlet store there that has great deals on towels, linens and things. OMG!!! I got a KING SIZE sheet set 300 COUNT for 39.99. WOW!!! I couldn't believe it. Locally I can barely find kingsize, and then when I do I almost fall over looking at the price $60 - $100 bucks and higher. I don't think so.

So anywho, the same day we stopped into Tim Hortons for a coffee and it turns out that the one we stopped into was Store #1. The ORIGINAL store! Super cool!! On the inside was all the memorabilia from the original building. (they have rebuilt a newer store on the same location) They also have a bunch of the jerseys of little leagur uniforms, the different mugs and roll up the rim cups they have had over the years. So it was very cool and to think that when it first opened my dad used to go in there all the time. Gosh I miss him!!!!Ok so next I got in contact with a girl that i do business with on ebay. Turns out she lives just outside hamilton. So I called her up when I got there and we made arrangements to go shopping together (I will totally put pics of my loot in my next post) She picked me up before noon and we headed straight to the Scrapbook store she likes (and did I mention that the store is online as well and ships anywhere in Canada???? ) After that she took me over to a resturant in the mall called "The Fox and The Fiddle" for some VERY GOOD food and she bought!!!
OMGOODNESSS!!!!! Thanks so much Candy it was s fun and so great to meet such a wonderful person. Not to mention the saved afternoon away from my mom who was getting my nerves a little. So Cnady, if you are out there reading this....THANKS SO MUCH!!! And call me when you decide to fly with the DH to Calgary! So I guess that pretty well somes it up...did a lot of visiting shopping and I will continue with the Judge in my next post...fingers need a break. lol

Friday, November 2, 2007

I'm Packed!!

Ok so this is sorta funny or is it? Is it wrong to pack more card making supplies then clothes? Ok I will fess up. I can't even wrap my head around the thought of a full week and not able to make any cards, espicially this close to christmas. SO, I shall now treat you to a picture or two.....HAHAHAHA. The first picture is my rolling backpack that has my clothes, shower stuff, makeup etc.. The second picture is my medium sized suitcase that has mostly scrappin stuff......LOL. Plus shopping I may have to buy another suitcase..Farewell. I will try and get on here if I can while away, if not see you on the 9th!!!