Christmas Quilt

One of the bundles we highlighted at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival a few weeks ago was the Christmas Quilt Bundle.
Quilted-Christmas-4All the products found in this Quilted Christmas Suite give your creations a homey, handmade feel. (You can find it all on pages 4-5 in the Holiday Catalogue. )

We made a few gift items to sell at the show. These paper quilted embroidery hoops turned out super cute. This first one is taken directly from the catalogue…
Quilted-Christmas-2And then if any of you know me at all, I had to do a coffee themed one as well:) …
Quilted-Christmas-3It was just like doing a puzzle. I ran a few different pieces of the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper through the Big Shot using the coordinating framelit dies. And then just started gluing them in place. The theme possibilities are endless! Who do you have to buy for this Christmas? Hmmm…

A little tip for doing these hoops…I just bought some inexpensive fabric and put it in a 4-inch embroidery hoop…cutting off the excess fabric and using a hot glue gun to secure it to the inside of the back of the hoop. (Just makes the back look more finished.) Does that make sense? I then used Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces of paper to the front.

When you are ready to place an online order for the products in the Quilted Christmas Suite, you may do so HERE at my store. Please use the September Hostess Code 7R9HYUAG at checkout.

Have a great day everyone,

A Little Kindness…and a little surprise

My daughter Samantha penned a saying for one of my frames that says, “Kindness Changes Everything.” I love it. It’s a daily reminder to think before we speak…before we act…and to be intentional in showing kindness to those around us.

One of our stamp sets called Kinda Eclectic has a similar saying in it…”A little kindness goes a long way.” I chose to use it as the focal point of our easel calendars we made in club last night.
Calendar-Easel-2017Here’s a look from the side…
Calendar-Easel-2017-2They are really quite easy to make. We used the new Inside the Lines DSP from the Sale-a-bration brochure, so coloring took a while, but you could use any DSP. We used the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens…and you don’t have to be an artist to watercolor. The Blender Pens work their magic making you look like a pro!

To make the easel:
Use Thick White Cardstock.
     cut a 4-1/2″ x 11″ piece and score at 5-1/2″ (just like a standard card)
     cut a 4-1/2″ x 4″ piece and score at 1/2″, 2″, and 3-1/2″
         → Place Tear & Tape on both 1/2″ end pieces and adhere to the inside of the card base.

The mini calendars can be found on Amazon.

Last night was my first round of classes since coming back from Kelowna.  A couple of my friends surprised me with a little kindness of their own. Check these out!
Baby-Cookies-1They had been following my posts about our new grandson Huxley, so took some ideas from there. I mean…look at the detail on these cookies. Crazy!
Baby-Cookies-2Seriously!! I love them all! Not only do they look adorable, but they taste good too:) Thank you Pearl and Julie…what a treat. (You can check out the creator on Instagram under bevmadecookies.)

They also brought this yummy edible arrangement…
Baby-Cookies-3Needless to say, we had a little feast.

It’s been a little tough coming back to my office this week. I miss all the relaxing family time and daily snuggles with Huxley. For now, Facetime will have to do:)Huxley Gordon 10

You can find the supplies to make this easel calendar in my online store HERE. Be sure to take advantage of Sale-a-bration.

Reminder: There is only 1 more week left to register for Stamp Cafe on March 18th!!
Find all the details under Events.

Thanks for stopping by,

Just a Note to …

I was the lucky recipient of this sweet note pad at our conference in Toronto. I sat beside Diane Inkster at our table and she gave us each one…I love the greeting that says Just a Note to Lift Your Spirits.  What a quick and easy way to encourage someone today. I think I’ll make up a few and carry them in my purse…just in case.
Lift-Me-Up-8She used patterns from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper…and the ribbon is from the Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack…both available for free with a qualifying $60 Sale-a-bration order.

When you flip it open, it looks like this:Lift-Me-Up-9There are 2 scored lines to allow for the thickness of the sticky notepad.
Lift-Me-Up-10The colored cardstock piece is 3-5/8″ x 7″ … scored at 5-1/2″ and 5-3/4″. The sticky notes used here are 3-1/2″ x 5″.

The Just a Note greeting was punched out using the Decorative Label Punch (#120907 ).

Remember that you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure when your order is over $60. You can receive the Carried Away DSP as your free item!

If you have been thinking about purchasing the Stampin’ Up! starter kit, now is a great time. In addition to free shipping and taxes on your kit, you get an additional 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice. You have nothing to lose. I would love for you to give it a try:) Click HERE to choose the products you want and build your personal kit.

I am continuing to have a wonderful time here in Kelowna. We just can’t stop staring at this sweet baby boy:)
Huxley Gordon 5I like to think he knows who his Nona is already:)
Huxley Gordon 6
Have a great day everyone,