Friday, December 9, 2011

Santa loves Stampin' Up!

It's true, he does.  Lookie:

See . . .told ya!

My friend Lisa and I were vendors in a local craft sale (and one this evening, and next saturday also), and Santa made an appearance.  Super exciting for all us good girls and boys!  Good thing I had this cute frame made up so he would know I believe!

Here is a closer look:

I used the Big Shot alot on this page and I love it!  I used the stocking die as well as the stocking accent die to cut out the stocking, tree, candy cane, and holly.  I used the tasteful trim die to cut out the sparkly silver glimmer paper garland, and then used my alphabet sizzlet for the "Believe".

I wanted it too look like a frame on a mantle so I stamped with the woodgrain background stamp and then used my simply scored to make a frame outline.  Click on the picture to get a better look.

So, come and visit me tonight at the Candy Cane Lane Holiday Expo to see some cute Christmas ideas or next Saturday (Dec 17) at the Lethbridge Market where I will be showcasing some great items from the upcoming Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Crazy Christmas Crafting

Hi all!  I have been crafting like crazy lately.  I am getting reading for an upcoming show at the Lethbridge Public Market for November 26 and December 17.  I also have a show on December 9 at the Candy Cane Holiday Expo in Coaldale.  I also have my regular club meetings and classes to prep for, so I have been up to my elbows in ink, paper, ribbon, and glitter!  I couldn't be happier!

Here is just one of the things that I have been working on.

 These two little cuties are just one of the projects you can make for my upcoming Gifts Galore class.

Well, off to do some laundry (in between stamping of course).

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spice World

Once upon a time, when my husband and I had just started getting serious I went with him to meet his family.  His niece (who was about 5 at the time) and I hit it off great.  At some point during the visit she turned her sweet little face to him and said, "Uncle Anthony, you should marry Sherri."  "I should?" he replied.  "Yep", she said.  You are never gonna get a Spice Girl."  Cute kid.

So, if you could be any Spice Girl who would you be?  I had actually never given it much thought but the question has been nagging at me for the past few days.  So, I did the logical thing and took some online quizzes.  Now, these are serious quizzes.  They asked me at least 10 questions, and science popped out the answer.  According to some very advanced algorithms, I am Baby Spice.  I can live with that I guess.  She's the cute blonde, right?  I mean, I was secretly hoping for Ginger Spice, but everyone can't be her.  But, if I could still be me, and have a Spice Girl name what would THAT be?  Silly Spice? Giggle Spice?  Nah,  I think I would go by Crafty Spice.  Here's proof:

I love the Spice Cake paper and fabric in the Holiday Mini.  It makes me happy.  For this wreath I was inspired by a post I saw on Bridegan's Musings way back in the spring.  It has been rolling around in my brain, and this Spice Cake fabric really sealed it for me.

Here is a closer look at the detail

I die cut some flowers from the Spice Cake fabric and added some of the big designer buttons, vintage brads, More Mustard scalloped polka dot ribbon, and very vanilla velvet ribbon (so fantastic!), to create a focal point.  The weeping birch twigs are just collected off my parent's lawn after that windstorm we had a couple of weeks back.

What do you think?  Is Crafty Spice good?

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

World Card Day! - Stamping out breast cancer

Hi everyone.  I hope you are all doing great.  We are in the middle of a freak fall rain storm and I am putting off laundry so I though I would share with you some of the fun I had at our annual World Card Day event.  Lisa and I have hosted this event together for the past 3 years and it has always been an exciting, fun, exhausting event.  I say this every year, but I think that this may have been the best one (yet).  Lisa has some pictures of the games and some of the projects that the group did on her blog.  I think everyone loved the Card Keeper that they made, and also were pleasantly surprised by the gift of the Dazzling Details.  I contributed 8 card designs for the day too, so together there were 16 cards that the stampers went home with in their card keepers. 

Here are mine:

Thank Yous


I love all these cards.  And I love that I was able to use some of my own designs, some designs from swap I saw at Stampin' Up Regionals in Edmonton, and some from the Demonstrator only forum called Stampin' Connection.  It is a great resource for inspiriation and even the occasional CASE (Copy and Share Everything).

If you attended World Card Day I want to thank you for your support and the great day of friendship and stamping.  It means the world to me.  
Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's Alive!!!!! or the dog ate my homework or what, you're not the boss of me.

I know, I know . . . 4 months and no activity.  I could tell you my dog ate my homework, or I could say I was busy, or I could get defensive and say, "What?!  You're not the boss of me".  Truth is, I have no real reason.  I thought about it lots, but then by the time I would remember, the computer would already be off and I was too lazy to turn it back on.  Then, I actually did want to get back into posting, but I thought that after such a long break, my first post back should be something kinda awesome.  So, here it is:

It's Alive!!!!!!

I thought it would be fun to share with you some cute Halloween projects all featuring the loveable lump Frankenstein.

Here is an individual picture of each of these treat boxes.

Aren't they awesome?  I think my favorite is the little Rambo Frankie.  What is yours?

I also made a cute postcard in My Digital Studio.

Tada!  Was it worth the wait?  Please says yes.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Purple Pretty Postage

Hello all!  I hope everyone out there is doing well.  I hope you have all seen the new Summer Mini and love it as much as I do!  My upline hosted a fantastic swap.  A bunch of us got together and we all designed different samples using 2 different sets.  I would like to share with you one of the projects that I made.

Pretty, right?  I am in love with this set.  It is called Pretty Postage and it matches perfectly with the new Postage Punch.  I have been having a lot of fun playing with this set and the punch too.  For this card, I colored the stamp with the markers (Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush) and then stamped the image on Whisper White cardstock.  I punched it out with the Postage punch and layered it on a punched scalloped square of Pear Pizzazz.  I used the Concord Crush DSP and cut strips of Whisper White using the Tasteful Trim die and my Big Shot.  I layered these with a strip of Pear Pizzazz and tied a bow of Organza around it.  I adhered this to a Concord Crush base and used dimensionals to pop up my postage piece.  Voila!  A super pretty, easy card.  Hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nursery Suite - It's not just for babies!

Finally I can breathe and get back to posting.  I have had a very busy few weeks, with birthdays, and parties, and the Diva Trade show, and Scrapfest 2011, and then the flu whisked through our home.  but now, everyone is well, my craft space looks like a hurricane ran through, the laundry is piled pretty high, but the is time on the horizon. 

Today I wanted to share with you some really cute things that I have made using the Nursery Suite Designer Series Specialty paper and the coordinating Nursery Suite Quick Accents adhesive die cuts.

My kids are no longs babies (as they like to remind me), but I Iiked these sets so much that I had to find a way to use them.

For my daughter (who just turned 9) I made a scrapbook that I can put her most adorable baby pictures in

It is done with paper bags!  Pretty fantastic!  There are pockets and flaps and spot for journalling.  I cannot wait to pick picture with her and tell all sorts of embarrassing stories.

I also made her a really cute butterfly mobile for her room.  She has hung it by her wondow so that the breeze makes them fly.

I used the butterfly and petal cone dies and my big shot (love it!) to cut out the shapes.  I added some ink and pearls (of course) and she loves it!
 For my youngest son, I made a really cute frame and photo block.  He was so happy to see them and immediately cleaned off the top of his dresser to have a "safe spot for them".  Had I known he would clean I would have made these sooner.

 Sorry about the glare from the flash.  Photography is not one of my strong suits.

I chose 4 pictures for this block.  Each one represent a different age group for him.  He is only 6 so really it is almost one picture from each year.  This one is one of my favorites.  He was loving his chocolate bunny so much, but when we couldn't stand the goo anymore, we took it away.  Man!  Was he cheese off!  So, naturally, I snapped a pic.

Anyway, even with all that I have made, I still have lots of the paper and die cuts left!  

Thanks for stopping by.