Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015/2016 Holiday Mini is LIVE!!!

Such GORGEOUSNESS in the latest Holiday Mini!
If you have not seen it yet, you can go HERE and download the pdf. If you prefer a paper version & live in Canada, contact me ( daleanne at sasktel dot net) and I will mail one to you.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Have you heard about Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin are the little red boxes full of creativity that come right to your mail box every month.

These little boxes have everything you need - exclusive stamp set, ink, glue dots, dimensionals, etc. Sometimes you might need scissors & Snail Adhesive.
Each little box is full of AWESOME paper craft projects.

There is half off special on right now until September 10th on your first 2 months of your subscription.

You can see more details HERE.

We just received our August boxes this week. You can see what all the excitement is about in this video below (if you are unable to view the video below, you can go HERE.)

Monday, February 23, 2015

So You Project Kit

This mini album would make an AWESOME gift!

I am working on this mini album for a gift. 

The wood sheets in the kit are AWESOME. They fit right into the 4 X 4 page sleeves.
I decided to use "Happy" on the cover, so painted it with gesso.
I used one of my vintage plastic doilies to emboss with clear embossing powder onto the front of the album. Then, I used a sponge to add Perfect Plum dye ink all over the front.
There are so many goodies in the kit, its been fun to play when I'm able to.
Next week, I will have photos of the completed album.

Products used:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hello Life Project Kit

Create this sweet frame in minutes.

I added little extras from the kit to make it my own.  I am now going through photos to see which ones to add in those polaroid frames - one for sure will be our Great Grandson (who is arriving on February 18th).

I added the tassels instead of the pompoms, so have lots of the Crushed Curry thick baker's twine leftover. I will use it on cards or in my project life album.

There are leftovers of the stickers and I used some of them on my Week 5 Title card in my "52 You" project life album. There were no numbers but I used a "B" and cut it to be a "5".

I created a card using the stamp set, white embossing powder, Rose Red cardstock & ink and the awesome Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I think the black really makes the Rose Red colour pop.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

How would you like to: 

  • Indulge in your love of stamping and crafting as you help others to be creative.
  • Express your creativity in a way that suits your style, whether you like simple projects or elegant works of art.
  • Discover new artistic techniques to inspire you.
  • Receive recognition for your creative achievements.
  • Enjoy a wide variety of high-quality products such as rubber stamps, memory keeping, digital-designing software and images, and home d├ęcor.
  • Be the first to order new products. Stampin' Up! Demonstrators see our products before anyone else, which means you’ll have the opportunity to get them first!
  • Have monthly LIVE webinars with exclusive trainings and great ideas for projects.
If you live in Canada - anywhere from east to west or north, I would LOVE to have you on my Positively Creative Stampers team. You can get more details or leave a message HERE. 
Sale-a-Bration is a GREAT time to JOIN Stampin' Up!

Look at the goodies you can add to your Starter Kit....

Friday, January 30, 2015

Paper Pumpkin

Are you NEW to stamping? Or looking for inspiration?

Paper Pumpkin is a GREAT monthly kit subscription that you can subscribe to and will come directly to you in your mail box each month.  Its always so EXCITING to see that red box waiting at the Post Office!!!

Right now, during Sale-A-Bration, you can subscribe for 3 months at a discount AND earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products.

And, if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through my link (just click on the above image) - I will send add you to my Paper Pumpkin email list where I send out tips, tricks, more ideas and videos using the same Paper Pumpkin kits you receive each month.

Are YOU game?  If, that doesn't get you excited, then I have another offer..........

When I re-signed up to be a Demonstrator, in my kit was a sample Paper Pumpkin Kit and I already have that one and use the stamps from it often.....so

For a chance to win this kit below for free, if you subscribe for 3 months or more to Paper Pumpkin via my link, your name will go into a drawing and at the end of February, I will pick a winner and mail this kit to you.  I opened it to see which kit it was and everything is still in there and is now sealed again.

If you already subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, how about surprising a friend with a 3 month gift of Paper Pumpkin Kits.....

Friday, January 23, 2015

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Project Life is memory keeping of your Everyday life!

Project Life is pocket page protectors where you can just slide in photos or you can include photos with journaling cards.

For 2014, my first year doing "52 You", my version of Project Life, I used two 8 X 8 albums from Stampin' Up.  In the Holiday catalogue of 2013, they had variety pkgs. of 8X8 page protector designs. I thought that size was perfect for the first time.
I didn't know when I ordered the yellow album from clearance, that I would need another one, so had to order the green striped one as that is all they had left in that size.

For 2015, I will be using a 12 X 12 album with all different page protectors (because that is what I have on hand right now), then decide later which design I like the best. The pages are leftover from the Baby album I did HERE for our soon to arrive great-grandson.

Week 2 gives a good over view of what I like to include in my "52 You" project life album.
We are big hockey fans and even bigger World Junior Hockey fans, so when Canada won GOLD....that HAD to be included.

I print all my photos on my Canon Selphy 910 printer which connects wirelessly to my iPad where I have most of my photos anymore.

Embellishing is not as important as recording a little something about the photo. Some photos are self explanatory.

One thing I wanted to do more of, in 2015, is to include more journaling.

Week 3 has journaling cards from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection. Backgrounds for the photos were ether 3X4 cards or I trimmed the 4X6 cards.

Even my 2014 albums made it to Week 3, as that is when I finally caught up. I had only just purchased the Canon Selphy in November and catching a few minutes here & there is how I kept up.....oh and having my "52 You" planner helped (more on that below).

Addition: Here is the photo from the top left. We ordered Yoda caps for great-grandson and grand-daughter (its a joke between Biff (her grandpa) & Trista) and when we saw the yoda caps on my Instagram feed - we had to order.

For the photo, on the top left of week 3, I cut the lower part of the design so that the photo could slip under it, like a tab is added on top. This idea came Marcy Penner - she showed this in some of her videos for Two Peas in a Bucket (no longer in business).
The photo and the coordinating journal card are covered until mid March (check back & I'll have uploaded a full view photo then) as its a surprise.

I decided to start Project Life system of scrapbooking because the other way wasn't working - those boxes of photos were still sitting waiting to be put into albums and journaled about.
Lately, whenever the family gets together, we have been going through photos - some we have no idea who the people are or where....so using a system like Project Life would alleviate that for future generations.

As I said earlier, the only way I was able to keep track of happenings in 2014 and then match them with photos in my iCloud or Dropbox folders were my "52YOU" planner.

I draw out the design of the page protector, so I know what sizes of photos or journaling cards or scrapbook papers, I would need.
I include the Week number and the dates for that week. I will make notes below and once the week is over, pencil in the photos into the spaces on the drawn page protector.  Sometimes, I move things around but usually this is the plan that stays.

I don't worry about colours or that all the papers match. I am just making sure that our Everyday Life is recorded......for that great-grandson who is arriving in a few weeks.

If you need help getting started, just comment below and we can work on that together.