Tuesday, December 22, 2009

OK - so here is a picture of Davids Birthday Card.

I kept it simple, framed the greeting with some hodgepodge hardware that I trimmed on of the brad holes off using my SU craft & rubber scissors - they cut through anything!!

The handprint on the inside is Kayleigh's contribution to her Daddy's birthday card. I inked her hand up using a babywipe that I put a few drops of SU classic ink onto from a re-inker. Love that SU classic ink is non-toxic so I can do fun stuff like this with it!!


Have a wonderful Christmas everyone


Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Madness!


Well, it is Christmas once again!

Let the insanity ensue!

Personally, I love the madness - it is a great excuse to go a bit mad yourself!!

So, I have been madly making Christmas gifts and such. Here are two of the most recent ones.

First, it is a wonderful name plaque for my adorable little niece Paige. Found some wood letters, painted them white, then stamped them with the Baroque Motifs set using orange and pink. Embellished with some of the orange and pink felt flowers and some more orange and pink retired DSP. Now, while you will NEVER find orange in my home d├ęcor - my sister LOVES it!! It is her favourite colour. I still thank the gods for intervening and her giving up on orange bridesmaids dresses at her wedding.


Next is much more my style.

With the new addition of our daughter Kayleigh to the family, she of course required a Christmas stocking that went with Mommy's and Daddy's. So, our stockings are ones that I made in 2002 for our first Christmas in our new house. His is burgundy, black and gold. Mine is in plums with silk ribbon embroidery and pewter charms.

So, what to do for Kayleigh's? I did not want to go with traditional colours, and wanted it to be fun and vibrant (no orange allowed!).

So, here it is, in all its pink and green cotton candy Victorian Christmas glory!


I have done some embroidery with some pink ribbons and pearls, and stitched on some mini jingle bells (under the bow) and added some silver snowflakes.

To make it really "bling" I did her name using rhinestone letters!! Her middle name was supposed to hang gracefully, but I think the weight makes it tilt to much, so will have to stitch the cording and letters in place now.

But, isn't it just GORGEOUS!!!!

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful and Happy Christmas!!

Hugs,
Karin


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Last Chance List from Stampin'Up!

Well everyone, here it is - the last chance list from Stampin'Up!

This year, there are some extra discounts from the last chance list, so take a look!

As a note - Stampin'Up will not be carrying over items again at the back of the catalogue like they did last time - this time once gone, they truly are gone!

So, take a peek - you can download the PDF here:
http://www2.stampinup.com/gb/eng/6219.asp

And, I have seen some of the sneek peek sets, and we are in for a wonderful new catalogue come October 1st! So, dont forget to pre-order your catalogue now!

E-mail me for all the info!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Catalogue!!!

So, do you want the new Stampin'Up Catalogue right away????

If so, I am taking pre-orders now so that as soon as I recieve my cases of catty around the 27th of September, I will ensure yours are first in the post the day I get them!

Pre-order cost is £4.50 - this includes your catalogue, postage, and a bunch of special coupons for you to use throughout the year!

So, to place your pre-order, e-mail me today!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ribbon Fringe

OK - so I have been playing and learning lots of cool things you can do with ribbon! Here is one of them:


Saturday, August 1, 2009

August special from Stampin'Up!

This August, when you make a purchase of £45, you will get FREE from Stampin'Up a twin pack of limited edition ribbons. This pack includes one spool of 5/8" so saffron grosgrain ribbon and one spool of 5/8" certianly celery poly twill ribbon as well. There is 9.1m on each spool.



This is a wonderful offer from Stampin'Up!

To place your order, please contact me today!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Started on Christmas yet???

Well, I have made my first Christmas card of the year!

I did it as part of the anything goes challenge over at In Love With Stamping - make a christmas card using pink! So, here it is :



Nice and quick using the rose red DSP, old olive and regal rose CS, and matching inks. I used the super simple masking technique for the ornaments.

If you would like more information on the masking technique used to make this card, or ordering the stamp set used - Hung up on the Holidays, please contact me!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

folded flower

Here is one of my latest cards. I love making these medallion flowers. You punch a circle, fold in half, then open and fold in half again the opposite way. You then fold from the bottom crease line to the first edge crease line, then line that folded edge up with the center fold. Repeat on the other side of the circle, and you get a flower petal




Line up eight of these petals in a circle to get a giant flower medallion. Add one of the flat back pearls from the pretties kit, and add to a card. The flowers add so much, the card base can be quite simple. Stamped the thank-you greeting from Curvey Versus from Stampin'Up

Cheers,
Karin

Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer Design Challenge - an extra incentive from me!

So, to get your creative juices into high gear for this summer design challenge, I am offering an extra special incentive to you - my customers!

Your chance to win - from me - an amazing goodie bag consisting of:

Rich Regals Brads
Rose Red Stitched Ribbon
Rose Red classic ink pad
Rose Red Designer Series Paper

For your chance to win, all you have to do is send me a picture of your Summer Challenge entry submission. I will pick the winner at random from all the entries I recieve!

And, if your entry is selected as a winner by Stampin'Up! I will send you the set "Cheers to you" as an extra special congratulations from me!

e-mail a picture of your submissions to me at stamps AT continuingtime.com

Remember to e-mail me your submission by August 31st. I will announce the winner on September 5th on the blog here, and prizes will be shiped to you by the 15th of Sept.

Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Design Challenge - WIN £150 of SU stamps!

This summer you can win free stamp sets when you participate in the Summer Design Challenge. Simply create a summer-inspired project using Stampin' Up! products and submit it no later than 31 August, 2009 for your chance to win!

Prizes

* First Place: 150£/180€ worth of stamps sets
* 2 Runer up prized: 50£/60€ worth of stamps sets

Summer Design Challenge Rules

* Projects must be created using only Stampin' Up! products. So, if it is not in the catalogue, dont use it!

* Only one project per participant will be accepted.
* Projects can be cards, home decor, scrapbook pages, or 3D items. But, the 3D item must be made from ALL SU! stuff - so no altered tins/bags/boxes/frames etc.
* All projects must be summer-themed.
* Projects must be unique, and created for the Summer Design Challenge. Do not just recycle your old projects.
* A list of products used must be included with the project submission.
* Full contact information, including your full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address must be included with the project submission.
* Projects will not be returned as they may be displayed at future Stampin' Up! events or on the Stampin' Up! web site.

Please contact me for further details if you have any questions, as well as the full terms and conditions PDF file from Stampin'Up!.

Happy Canada Day




Well, being Canadian, I had to wish everyone a Happy Canada Day! And, here is my current class schedule, as well as the sample for the School Days 6x6 Scrapbook. If you would like to register for any of my classes, please e-mail me at stamps AT continuingtime.com. July 7 – Mini Album 7:30pm to 9:00pm cost: £10
Just bring 8-12 wallet sized photos with you, and a paper trimmer and adhesive if you have some.

July 21 – Birthday cards for Girls 7:30pm to 9:00pm cost: £18 or £28 with the stamp set for you to keep. You just need to bring a paper trimmer and adhesive with you if you have it. You will make 9 birthday cards. You must register and pay by the 13th of July.

July 22 – Birthday cards for boys 7:30pm to 9:00pm cost: £18 or £28 with the stamp set for you to keep. You just need to bring a paper trimmer and adhesive with you if you have it. You will make 9 birthday cards. You must register and pay by the 13th of July.

August 1 – 6x6 scrapbook – school themed. 2:00pm to 5:00pm cost: £25. Please bring about 15-20 school themed photos of your child, along with a paper trimmer and adhesive if you have some. If you would like a 6x6 linen album, please add £15 to the class fee. You must register and pay by the 20th of July. Here is a sample of the school themed 6x6 scrapbook you will make in this class.

Payment methods: I am happy to accept, cash, cheque or paypal payments.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Successful Surgery!

OK - the surgery to remove my gall bladder went really well on Friday - so yeah me!!

Just waiting for the incisions from the keyhole surgery to heal, then I hope to be able to cuddle Kayleigh again soon!

But, the big thing is I can eat a normal diet - including chocolate!!!

Yum!!

Happy stamping everyone :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

blog candy

I have found some amazing blog candy from an amazing stamper - thought I would share :)

Take a look!

http://passionforcrafts.blogspot.com/2009/04/blogoversary-candy.html

Cheers,
Karin

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Love SU and Scrapbooking???

Then May is really the month for you!

SU is celebrating international scrapbooking day of May 2nd with some fabulous offers for the whole month!

The first is the scrapbooking papers promo - buy 3, get the 4th one for free! This includes all the scrapbooking papers in the main catalogoue, the mini, and the retired ones at the back of the main catalogue.

Then, as if that was not enough......

Stampin'Up has introduced a special scrapbooking starter kit for the month of May - so, if you have been thinking of becoming a demo, but were hesitant because you did more scrapbooking than card making, then this is the chance for you!

The scrabooking starter kit is £99 and includes:
Craft and rubber scissors
Short order alphabet stamp set**
Petal Party simply scrappin kit*
Pumpkin Pie ink pad*
12x12 textured earth elements cardstock pack*

(*These items are recommended; however, recruit may select other like products)
(**Recruit may chose any stamp set of equal or less value)

Plus, you get all the following business supplies:
  • Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2009 Mini Catalogue (8)
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcard (100)
  • To My Hostess envelopes (10)
  • Project Sample Sheet
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Forms (10)
  • Customer Order Forms (50)
So, if you have been thinking of joining, but scrapbooking is more you, then now is the time!

Plus, I am offering any new recruit that signs up with me in May and purchases the SU scrapbooking starter kit a FREE 6x6 linen album as well. Contact me for all the details, or to join, on stamps @ continuingtime.com

Cheers,
Karin

Sunday, April 19, 2009

May Specials!

Well, first, let me apologize for being completly absent. With the new baby, and the move, have been much busier than I thought I would. Amazing just how much of your time such a little person can demand!

But, I hope to get back into stamping and, more importantly, scrapbooking baby photos come May! And what better way to get back into the swing of things with a fabulous May offer from Stampin'Up!

Buy 3 packs of designer series paper, get a fourth free! This amazing offer from SU includes all the papers in the main catalogue, the retired ones at the back of the current catalogue, AND the ones in the new mini!!!

Now I really have no excuse to not get back into scrapbooking with this special!

And, as May is my birthday month, I am offering a special of my own - %10 off Stampin'Up scrapbooking albums or refills AND free shipping on orders of £60 or more!

Now you dont have any reason to not start scrapbooking either! Contact me on stamps @ continuingtime.com to place your order!

Cheers,
Kairn

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Kayleigh Mackenzie Fidler

Well, here she is - all 7lb 8oz and 22" of her!

Kayleigh Mackenzie arrived on January 26th at 12 minutes past noon, and decided to show off her vocal skills right from the start!

Mom is looking for the instruction manual, Dad is looking for the refund policy - Grandma is keeping us all sane :)

In all seriousnes, Kayleigh is an absolute delight, despite the fact that she has her days and nights mixed up, and mommy and daddy have NO idea what they are doing - thank the heavens my mom (aka Grandma) is here to keep her alive. Dave and I struggle with keeping plants alive!

I have decided that I would give my right big toe for a tumble dryer right now given the amount of laundry Kayleigh can produce in one night! BTW- dont trust pampers - I much prefer the no-name diapers as they have not leaked on us yet!

Hope you enjoy the pic :)













Cheers,
Karin

Sunday, January 25, 2009

I will be MIA for a while

Sorry to say, but I will be MIA for about another week, as I have now gone into labour!!

New baby less than 24 hours away now!

However, I do have projects to post, and will do so, but detailed directions will be scarse -but I do promise photos at the least!

Cheers,
Kairn

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year


OK - so I will admit, this is a bit late. With being 38.5 weeks pregnant, things slip my mind all the time, and with trying (sometimes very unsuccessfully) to get everything ready for the baby, I have really been neglecting my blogging duties.

But, here is a cute project I came up with. I have "grand" plans of making a bunch of these to send to family back home in Canada with pictures of the new baby. The "grand" part comes in where I "plan" on sending family a new 6x6 page to update their calendar every month!

Might be a bit ambitious, but I will give it a go!

Anyways, the complete directions can be found on the website In Love With Stamping by following this link for the 6x6 Calendar Tutorial. If you have not registered on the site, I highly recommend it!

Cheers,
Karin