Nov 24 2011

I’m Back!

Yes I'm back! Haven't stamped or posted on my blog in such a long time.  I need to remove the spider webs on my emails, stamp studio, computer…  Well sometimes life throws you a lemon… but great people help you turn it into lemonade!  Thank you to all my great people, you know who you are!  Here is an update on the Assaly's.  Megan had her confirmation on Sunday, it's her last year before she leaves for intermediate school.  So it's a busy year.  Lauren celebrated her 10th birth anniversary.  Jordan is Jordan! She's great!  Report cards are in and fabulous!  I have been the taxi driver to dancing, skating and basketball.  Tony is still super busy with his businesses.  I just finished the flu clinics.  And I'm so proud to tell you that I have been running 6k daily and am back to my pre-crafting weight and I feel great.  Haven't been in that good of a shape in ages.  Let's just hope I can keep it up!  I'm starting to get into the Christmas groove and can't wait to share!

So my last post was about my technique retreat!  I had to cancel that and reschedule this sunday.  I still have space if you want to come since some can't come because of my change in date.  Details are below.  Email me if you would like to come!

I can't believe that my Fall Stamping Technique Day is almost here.  On Sunday, guests are going to make 20 technique samplers with instructions.  These samples are related to Fall, Holidays and Winter.  Here is a sneak peek.  I did get cancellations, so I have open spots, email me!  Can't make it, maybe you want the kit to go.  Full details about my special day HERE.

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Nov 03 2011

FALL TECHNIQUE DAY

I can't believe that my Fall Stamping Technique Day is almost here.  On Saturday, guests are going to make 20 technique samplers with instructions.  These samples are related to Fall, Holidays and Winter.  Here is a sneak peek.  I did get two cancellation, so I have two open spots, email me!  Can't make it, maybe you want the kit to go.  Full details about my special day HERE.

I love my new simply scored tool #122334.  This is what I used to create the "rolly piece" on the cover of my album.  One of my guests this weekend will get to win a simply scored tool!


It's tradition for me to decorate my linen album when I host a technique class or a scrapbook class.  This will be one of my favorites for sure. Once again I used the spice cake designer paper#124003!

Before leaving you today, I wanted to share with you two pictures from Founder's circle this past September.  They were sent by stampin'up!  What precious memories.  Not sure I'll get to go to founder's again but I am glad I got to experience Founder's at least one time. Can you find me?

Pj night

Stampin up! Rubber Park in Kanab

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Oct 27 2011

Last day of Creative Escape

Sunday was our last day of our Fall Creative Escape Retreat for 2011.  So Here is what the hall looks like at 4 am.  Yes that is how long some women stamped the night away.

I had a few cupcake cuties team member come join me for the weekend.  I love these girls.  I don't know what I would do without them. If you would like to join my team there is 4 days left for that super special that includes a free big shot or 125$ of products.  Click HERE for details.  Password is STAMPINGKIM

My last treat that I gave out on Sunday Morning was Mica Flakes treats. I filled cellophane bags #124134 from the holiday mini with mica flakes #124115.  They made great holiday treats.

The best part is bonding with friends.  I found it so touching seeing good friends stamping away, no stress, all the time in the world to chat.  Here is Deborah my downline with her daughter Brandi.

And last but not the least, I couldn't have done this weekend without my partner Marlayne.

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Oct 26 2011

What happens at Creative Escape…

Saturday's creative escape retreat was very exciting.  I hosted my second class which was my wow tag album.  You can view them HERE & HERE.  The girls worked really hard but the results were fabulous.  And the best part for me, is when they don't copy exactly what I have created for the class.  I love to see and get different outcomes on the projects.  Does this make any sense?  What I truly mean is that I love to get different ideas from my own design. 

Here is Josee, one of my cupcake cuties working hard on finalizing her album.  I truly admire her as she participated at the entire retreat and managed to go coach skaters in between, one of them is my daughter:)

Then there was more treats.  I made these using Bitty box and Envelope bigshot die #115967, inside was stampin up surprise.  I love the different colors from the Holly Berry Bouquet #124004 designer paper.

Here are a few ladies crafting away.  They really were spoiled with an 8' table all to themselves.

Excitement was in the air when it came down to swapping.  There was lots of talented ladies + it was fun for them to get  a bunch of new designs and ideas.


Phil the clerk at the resort was a real sport!  He accepted to choose his favorite card.  It wasn't easy as women did tease him a little.  Manon Parent, one of my cupcake cuties was the Winner.  Phil choose her card among all the wonderful cards that the attendees had created.

We ended the night with pj fun.  What happened at the creative escape retreat, stays at the retreat!!!  I will refrain from exposing all the photos!  I just want to say that it was so hard to choose a winner since some had creative costumes, some made their costumes and some members of my team had cupcake pjs.  Which I always find so touching.

Here is what 4 hours of sleep can do to you!  Me acting silly!  The best part for me about these retreats is spoiling our attendees and getting to know them better.

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Oct 25 2011

What a great weekend

Marlayne Hardy and I had a lovely time, hosting our Third Creative Escape Retreat this past weekend.  It's already over and our guests are already excited for the next one.  Here are a few highlights from this fabulous weekend. Today I will be posting about Friday Night!  This event started off with a bang!! Stampers arrived early to get in line to check in.  First treat was a bag of goodies and attached was a tag that I made using the Holiday stocking die #124098 in early espresso card stock.

I also Love the DEAR SANTA stamp set from the Holiday mini #123832(w) #123834(c) That is where I got the To:  From: to stamp on the tag.

Marlayne used my digital studio to design the seating assignment.  She did such a wonderful job, I always keep mine as a souvenir!

My Advent Holiday calendar class took place on Friday!  They worked really hard but left with a great piece of art!

Then it was time for treats, Stampin'up! treats and Yummy edible treats.  Marlayne crafted the first stampinup! goodies.

If you would like to join us for our 4th retreat, simply email me, it's already more than half full, we will have a waiting list if it fills up to quickly! It will take place on March 30th,31st & April 1st 2012.  And if you can't wait that long to stamp with me, then I do have my semi-annual technique retreat on November 5th.  View details: HERE

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Oct 19 2011

Mica Flakes Scrapbook Page

A few weeks ago, I hosted a Holiday Card class that you can view HERE using the Mica Flakes.  So for last night's Scrapbooking Class, I used the MICA Flakes too.  Last month we did a Fall layout, click HERE to view it.  But this month, felt it was too early for Christmas.  So I took out a photo that my husband's aunt Paula had taken of Jordan.  Here is my layout.  I called it Fall Frost because this picture was taken in November 2009.  It was so cold but no snow at that point. I must admit that I truly love the Letter It alphabet stamp set.  And stampin up designers if you are reading this, I have a special request:  I would love to have a coordinating punch that goes with the Letter it alphabet #122840(w) #122842(c).  Scrapbookers would love it! 

Again I decided to mount this scrapbook layout on a canvas so I can hang it on a wall in my home.

I also used the hostess set Simply soft and stamped Flowers in neutral colors and added the mica flakes on the flowers.  So who says that we can't use flowers for Fall Projects.

I will post product list a little later since I need to taxi my kids tonight to their activities.  So You might want to check back later on this link.

If you would like to come to next months scrapbook class, see details below.

Scrapbooking Night:
Come to this special evening monthly and preserve those precious memories by learning new techniques using different products and creating beautiful scrapbook pages.  Every month there is a different theme.  Cost is 25$ or FREE with a 38$ order.

Upcoming dates:    (Every 3rd Tuesday of the month) September 20th, October 18th, November 15th, December 20th you simply need to RSVP


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Oct 17 2011

Crafting is much more…

I am so grateful to have discovered crafting as a hobby.  Like I have written before, I didn't even know I had one ounce of creativity in me.  With Stampin'up!, it's so easy because everything coordinates and that is why I love Stampin'up! so so much.  Did you know that I was an ER nurse before?  I have switched to community nursing because it meets my family and I's needs.  I do miss the ER very much.  I am a technical person and not a paper girl!  Actually, I went to bed a little too late last night, cleaning my stamp room and it made me realize that nursing goes hand in hand with Crafting.  I love the technical side of nursing and the technical side of crafting, LOVE to create!!!  But the paper work is another thing, wish I could play all the time.  There is another side of nursing that I find in crafting as well!  Yes I love the personal relationships that I have with my customers/patients.  Nursing as well as Crafting goes way beyond!  And I have grown as a person doing both.

For instance, it gives me great pleasure to share this simple card with you today because this card has personal sentiment to me.  A few months ago, I shared with you that a coworker's daughter had lost her baby at birth.  I had made a 20 pages album to give to her with pictures of them together.  You can read about it and view pics HERE.  Well her mother, Cathy was so touched and she decided to add 20 more pages.   These past few weeks have been hard on Jenna not having her sweet daughter Piper.  So I made this card to her and wrote a personal heart felt message.  Although I don't really know Jenna, I really wanted to give back to her and help her ease the pain that she is going through.  I wasn't there when she got the album and card but truly hope it will help ease the pain.

Jenna and I have similar taste, I know she loves pearls and lace.  I wanted to make a card as elegant as her.

I challenge you to make a card for someone, a simple card can make a big difference in someone's life!

Just a reminder that there are only 14 days left to take advantage of the starter kit and receive a FREE big shot or 125$ of products.  Click HERE for details.  Password to sign up is stampingkim  I would love for you to be part of my cupcake cuties team.

Have a great week and hug your loved ones extra hard!


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Oct 12 2011

Halloween Advent Calendar Complete

So excited, it's complete!  Well sort of, I didn't receive my order from my clearance rack sale and wanted to add a few goodies from there but I manage, pretty much to complete most of the work and I am so ready to share with you.  Yesterday, I posted that I was working on my Halloween Advent Calendar and you did see the first few steps HERE.  I managed to create 31 days with the peekaboo Frames Bigz Die.  I am so loving this die!  Creating the Halloween Advent calendar from Stampin'up!'s chunky frame was a little more challenging because I did need to fit in 31 squares.  And the Christmas Advent Calendar that I previously did only needed 25 squares, you can view this one HERE.  But I pulled through.  Another cute project to add to my Halloween Collection.

I added lots of bling some visible on these pictures, others you need to come visit me in my studio:)


There were lots of different punches used too.  And I managed to use lots of stamps set, including Christmas one, 25 & Counting from the Holiday mini. 


It was lots of fun to do but cleaning the mess in my studio is another thing.  How do I get so messy?  I still don't know.  I didn't want to loose my thoughts and just kept adding details to my advent calendar.

For the peekaboo door, I got smarter and now can change the picture by adding it to the back of the glass!


If you would like to make one just like mine you can order the products on my super store or you can host a party and make either the Halloween or Christmas one with your friends, just contact me!

You can view or purchase the Chunky Frame on my clearance rack by clicking HERE and selecting clearance rack on the left.  This item has limited quantities and you might want to get one asap.

Supplies used to make my Halloween Advent Calendar :

Clearance Rack:  Chunky Frame # 117599

Stamp set: 25 & Counting #123792(w) #123794(c) or en Français J-25 #125346(w) #125346, hand-penned Holidays #124310(w), #124312(c) ou en francais Notes Manuscrites #125359(w) #125361(c),Spooky Bingo Bits #123944(w) #123946 (c) Calendar Alphabet & numbers #111610, Out on a limb #123822(w), #123824(c), Wicked cool #118738(w) #120600(c)

Ink:  Basic Black #101179, Basic Gray #109120, More Mustard #103162, Pumpkin pie #105216

Card stock and paper: Basic Black #121045, Basic Gray #121044, Very Vanilla #101650, Pumpkin pie #105117 and Pick your Poison designer paper #124001 and Quick Accents #124263

Accessories and tools:   For the punches let me tel you that I just used lots of them and they are in the Idea Book & Catalogue p 209-213Basic rhinestones Jewels #119246, lots of embellishments.

Big Shot and Dies:  Big shot #113439, Peekaboo bigz L die #124587 The big shot you can get for free when you sign up as a demonstrator in October view HERE

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Oct 11 2011

Work in Progress

A few days ago, I showed you my Holiday Advent Calendar, if you missed it you can view it HERE.  Well, I decided to adventure myself in completing a Halloween Advent Calendar.  Here is the first step, you will want to come back later this week to see the end result.  I am planning on making lot's of Halloween treats that we can display in our Home.  Plus we are hosting a Halloween Party and I also want to work on our invitation.  I do promise to show you.


Decorating my Halloween Advent Calendar:

Step 1:  Apply Tombow glue on the Chunky Frame.

Step 2:  Apply 1 sheet of Pick Your Poison designer paper.  I have to admit it brakes my heart knowing that most of this designer paper will be covered with the Peekaboo frames.  But the outcome will be wonderful with the 31 days of Halloween.

Step 3:  Sand the designer paper even to the frame so it doesn't overflow on the sides.

Step 4:  Cut out 4×4 opening with Exacto knife.

Step 5:  Apply pick your poison Quick Accents around the 4×4 opening.

Actually, l love the frame itself, but when I started applying the 31 days of Halloween, I knew it's going to be even better.

Supplies used to make my Advent Calendar :

Clearance Rack:  Chunky Frame # 117599

Card stock and paper: Quick Accents Pick your Poison #124263, Pick your Poison designer Paper #124001

Adhesive:  Tombow glue #110755

I'm hoping to have it all completed by tomorrow, especially if my goodies from the clearance rack arrive on time today:)


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Oct 10 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving in Canada.  I am so grateful for my family, my friends and you!  We give thanks for all the wonderful things that have blessed us in the last year.  Here is a card dedicated to you.  I used one of the techniques from a previous technique book that I had done.  I love to host my technique day twice a year.  And in November will be hosting the next one.  If you would like to join us I have a few spots, simply email me.

 

Semi Annual Riverfront stampin' Technique Retreat  November 5th from 9 to 4 pm

What is Riverfront Stampin'Retreat?  It is a fun filled day, where you will learn 20 NEW! stampin'techniques, by the riverfront view of Kim's Stampin'Studio.  This retreat includes a 6×6 linen album,page protectors inserts, goodie bag package full of awesome products, supplies & step by step instructions on how to create the samples.  What a great tool to add to your collection & learn new techniques!  It will be an excellent tool to help you prepare for your Fall/Winter workshops,camps and stamper's groups or simply learn how to create new samples.  Full details and payment coming soon.  All 20 projects will have a Fall,Holiday or Winter Theme.

 

We had a great Thanksgiving weekend.  We went apple picking with the girls at Les Vergers Lafrance, St-Joseph du Lac, Quebec, surrounded ourselves with wonderful friends and had dinner with them and the kids.  I managed to go for 2 runs outside, in 26 C degrees in October!  Total bliss!   Weather like this never happens this time of year in Canada!  How wonderful!

The Sun was so beautiful but didn't cooperate with my precious girls eyes!

Seeing Megan in this picture reminds me of the the apple picking tradition we started when she was not even 1 year old.

My poor sweet husband, he did a major workout on this trip as no ladders were found.  Lauren sure enjoyed being in Daddy's arms.

And Jordan, she did more apple eating than picking.

Have a great week and happy Monday!

Supplies used to make my Spice Cake Thanksgiving cards :

Stamp set: Gently Falling  #123802(w) #123804(c), Hand-Penned Holidays #124310(w), #124312(c) or en Français Notes manuscrites #125359(w), #125361(c), Leaves of a Tree #123843

Ink:  Soft Suede #115657, More Mustard #103162, Pool Party #122938 and Pear Pizzazz #119784, Ink Refills: Pool Party #122933, More Mustard #101962, Soft Suede #115663, Pear Pizzazz #119674

Card stock and paper: Spice Cake Designer Series Paper #124003, Very vanilla cardstock #101650, Pool Party #122924, More Mustard #100946 Soft Suede #115318

Accessories and tools: Vintage trickets #118764, Crystal Effects #101055, Stampin'Dimensionals #104430, stampin'sponge #101610

Big Shot and Dies:  Big Shot #113439, Houndstooth textured impression embossing folder #123134, Scallop Square #115950, Scallop Circle #113468

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