November 27, 2016

Little Angel's Craft Sale

This year, I participated in just one craft sale. The Little Angel's Craft Sale. This sale fundraises for the Children's Hospital, so it is a good cause. I will be doing the sale again next year.  I thought you might like to see how I set up my table this year. Instead of photos, I did a little video! Enjoy! 





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August 24, 2016

Wedding Frame

My niece (my sister-in-law's daughter) recently got married.

I wanted to do something special for her. 




I decided to make a frame that my niece and her new husband could put a wedding photo in. The frame itself is from IKEA. I heat embossed several flowers then punched them out.  I free-handed their initials. 

I also decided to include a smaller, matching frame from IKEA, with a black and white photo of my niece dancing with her uncle (my husband), who passed away in 2008. 

Congratulations on your wedding and all the best. 

July 21, 2016

Wacky Watercooler 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop (I'm back!)


Hello!

I'm back! It's been a long time since I've posted on this blog.  The main reason is because my laptop was out of commission. I've finally bought a new one... just in time to participate in this alumni blog hop! (How I have missed you all, Watercooler Gang!)

A lot has happened since my last post. It has been a very difficult year! I have not been crafting as much as I would like to due to some of the things that have been happening lately, including the injury I mention in my last post in April 2015.  So, when Heidi contacted me about this alumni blog hop, I thought it would be a good chance to "jump back in".

With a new computer, I'll do my best to post more regularly. I have not returned as a demonstrator, so I will soon make changes on my blog to reflect that (including a name change). Something I meant to do a year ago! But until the blog hop is finished, I will leave it as it is. I hope that you will continue to come by and visit me and follow my creative journey.

And now on with the blog hop....

If you're new here, the Wacky Watercooler is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (and now, former demonstrators) who have come together to share their creations, using Stampin' Up! product. The blog hop goes in a circular motion, so it does not matter where you begin, you'll see all the posters. If you did start in order, you will be coming from my Stampin' Idol, Jean Fitch's blog and moving to my friend Heidi Weaver's blog from here.   At any time, you may click the "home" button to see the list of bloggers.

My projects for this blog hop:

Project One: Featuring an Anniversary Card.

July is a month of memories for me.  This month would have been my 13th wedding anniversary.  For this Anniversary project, I have used the new Bear Hugs stamp set, as my late husband and I love bears.  The colors I chose also are similar to our wedding day colors. 









Project Two: Featuring a stamp set that has survived since being introduced in 2013 (Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge, Flower Shop).

For this project, I have used both Wetlands and Gorgeous Grunge to create a simple Masculine card. 





Project Three: Featuring your version of a CASE from the original blog hop.


For this project, I have chosen to CASE Deborah Smart's card. While my card is different, I used the same stamp set and coloring technique that Deborah uses in her post. 






Thank you for checking out my projects! I'm happy to be back, and hope to do more creating and sharing. Please do leave a message to let me know you were here. I'd love to hear from you! Come by again soon! 


Also a quick shout out to the Watercooler Gang for keeping this blog hop up and running and for inviting me back for this anniversary. 






April 12, 2015

Go Jets Go!

Shortly after my last post, I was injured in a car accident and did not go into the craft room for a while. I am finally feeling a little bit better so I'm starting to create again.

We had a 50th birthday party to attend and the birthday "boy" is a big hockey fan. Since our home team, the Winnipeg Jets, just made the playoffs, I thought I'd try my hand at a Jets inspired card.  At first, I was just going to use the colors but somehow I ended up deciding to try and make the logo too.

Here's how it turned out:



I free-hand drew the leaf and the jet then cut them out. I used my Blendabilities to add shades to it.  I did not notice the wrinkles in the paper until after I took the picture. Oh well.

Go Jets Go!

February 11, 2015

Five Years with Stampin' Up!


I received my 5 year anniversary pin from Stampin' Up!  I am so honored to have been your demonstrator these last five years. I have met so many people and have learned so much about the joys of papercrafting. I got to go to Salt Lake City and attend convention (2011).  I have discovered talent I didn't know I had. Many times, I have felt pride and excitement when I was complimented on my projects.  I have been inspired by so many fellow demonstrators and other crafters.  Basically, it has been a good thing.

However, here comes the sad news. I have decided to step back from being a demonstrator for an indefinite amount of time.   I may or may not return as a demonstrator.  As of today, my Stampin' Up! link is no longer available.

There are many reasons for this.  The biggest reason is that I need to focus on a few other areas in my life. I will not be completely disconnected from Stampin' Up! as I plan to continue as a customer, as well as attending my upline's classes. I will also continue to post on this blog with my crafting adventures. I will update the information on this blog this weekend.

THANK YOU for being a part of my Stampin' Up! Journey.  I appreciate you all.  I hope you will continue to be a part of my journey even if not through SU!


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