Dec 30, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello my crafty peeps!

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from December 29th - January 5th inclusive, while supplies last.

Hugs, Karen


Dec 29, 2015

2016 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure

 Hello my crafty peeps!

By now you should have received your copy of the 2016 Occasions Catalog and 2016 Sale-A-Bration Brochure that were recently mailed out.  Here are some of my favorites:

Have A Cuppa Suite (Of course as I LOVE tea)


Now, I am a HUGE tea drinker and the moment I saw the little embellishments and framelits for this collection, it shot straight to the top of my must-have list! I mean, how could you not fall in love with these?


There’s even another stamp set called Timeless Textures in the Occasions catalog that features a grunge coffee ring stamp, which coordinates perfectly with this set!  Whoot Whoot, I was super happy when i saw the coffee rings! It will also go nicely with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set too. 

Birthday Bouquet Suite
Birthday Blooms, is more my style than the other Birthday set in the catalog.  I love the paper in this suite and can’t wait to get my hands on it! I’m also really excited for the Honeycomb Embellishments and the Bow Paper Clips! (will play with in my January 15th class)

These are sure to be hot items since they coordinate with: the "Honeycomb Happiness" stamp set in the Sale-a-bration
Would you look at how cute this little bird is! The moment I saw this stamp, this set hit my must-have list as well! And you can earn this set for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with your $60 product purchase!

Stay tuned for some more sneak peeks and projects...

Hugs, Karen


Dec 27, 2015

GOALS 2016

Hello my crafty peeps!

I have been thinking a mulling over what goals I want to acheive for 2016, I dont mean resolutions that barely ever come to fruitation but actual GOALS!  At this point I have been struggling for 3 years with depression over being chronically ill, not being able to work or function mentally like I did before and the BIG one no faith that I could ever live the life that I saw in my dreams.

Hubby and friends have been trying to help me get out of this rut or bump in the road by helping me be creative, healthy and just social again.   I visited Leonie Dawson's website and read the reviews all over the web, I liked that she encourages her learners to really focus on what they do best (aka the talents and gifts we were born with) to help the world be a better place.

With this in mind I have asked hubby if I can get the "THE SHINING YEAR BIZ BUNDLE"  for $89cdn works out to about $100 with shipping if you want the printed books....

There also is her "Shining Biz + Life Academy"  which has awesome resources for $140usd a month for 4 months.... another decision I need to make.


Courtesy of Pinterest & Leonie Dawson

Update: Later that night we did order me the bundle and I can't wait to share my results for 2016, trust me it will include lots of creative inspiration.  This in mind I am now considering taking the Creative Goddess E-Course  6 weeks to cure your creative blocks + start creating prolifically!



Hugs, Karen


Dec 22, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello my crafty peeps!

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from December 22nd - December 29th inclusive.


Hugs, Karen

Dec 19, 2015

Perfect Peacock Birthday

Hello my crafty peeps,

Today I realized I needed a birthday card for a good friend, and thought the Perfect Peacock Wood-Mount Stamp would be perfect.  First I tried embossing in black and colouring with my copics but it smudged so went back and stamped it with memento ink.  I distressed the edges and inked before adhering to the Perfect Plum CS .  I used dimensionals for this layer and just snail when adhering to the Pear Pizazz CS.  I also used the clear glitter Wink of Stella brush on the Peacock.

Hope you like my very first attempt colouring this stamp.  Stay tuned for more colouring and water colouring projects over the next few weeks.


Hugs, Karen

Dec 17, 2015

Lump of Coal part 2


Hello my crafty peeps!

I spent Sunday making more Lump of Coal boxes for friends and hubby's co-workers.  

chocolate coal peices

Hope you like them! Would love to see your Christmas creations, post a photo in comments.
Hugs, Karen



Dec 14, 2015

Frozen's Olaf!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Last week I made a curvy keepsake box for a friend who loves Olaf!  I got the idea off of Pinterest and Suzanne Tilney - Crafty Ink Buds blog. 

Hope you like my version!

Here he is from the side so you can see how I have stuck the punch art pieces to the little keepsake box.  I chose to stick it to one of the sides with the long slit rather than the ones with the handle per Suzanne's as it gave his bottom section the best shape.



I apologize for the crappy photos, was rushing out the door to our Christmas party in Banff Springs. Check out the view from our room.


Hugs, Karen



Dec 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Year End Sale ....

Hello my crafty peeps! 

Have you seen the great news Stampin' Up! is having a HUGE sale...


  • December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Online customers and demonstrators can add non-Year-End-Sale items to their order.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
Check it out and remember Quantities are limited, so Hurry!

Hugs,


Dec 8, 2015

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Hello my crafty peeps!

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from December 8th - December 15th inclusive.


Hugs, Karen

Dec 2, 2015

Happy Wednesday from Mexico!

Hello my crafty peeps!
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I am enjoying some sand and sun in Mexico!
I have been missing looking on Facebook and Pinterest this last week... Lol as well as doing my card projects.  I must say though it has been great spending quality time with my hubby, mum and step-dad.  It's 5am I am sitting on the beach waiting to see the sunrise.  The sound of the waves are lolling me to sleep rather than awake.

Hoping everyone is having a great week!  

Hugs, Karen 

Dec 1, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals ...

Hello my crafty peeps!

The Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! are a great way to build your supplies at a saving for you.

You can purchase these products at my on-line store or send me an email and I'll order for you. But remember they are only available for one week from December 1st - December 8th inclusive.

Hugs, Karen




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