Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Join my 2011 Scrapbooking Club!

I am looking for some creative people to join my Scrapbooking Club from January to October!

I have been a Stampin Up demonstrator for 4 years now and love to help people learn new techniques and find their creativity! Even if you have never scrapbooked a single page but want to learn....this club is for you!

We will meet once a month on the second Saturday and do 3 layouts each month....1 double page layout and a single page layout!

In return you will commit to placing a minimum $35.00 order to collect your own scrapbooking supplies and each month one club member will receive the hostess credit based on that month's sales!

As well, each month the hostess will get to select one 12 x 12 album of their choice as my Thank You gift so that at the end of the 10 month club everyone will have completed 30 pages and have an album to put them in! As well, the hostess each month will be able to select a theme for the pages we make during their month!

I promise to help you find your creativity and build an amazing album that you will be proud to show off! Or tuck away for a Christmas gift for next year!

If you have any questions please let me know!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Starter Kit is still 50% off!!

I can't believe the special Stampin Up! has running right now!! For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is offering their starter kit at 50% off!! It's ALREADY at 40% off…so you get $375.00 worth of product for ONLY $107.50 (no shipping)!

Anyone can buy it…if you want to just buy your products at a discount or start your own papercrafting business! Email me today, and I will get help you get all signed up!!

Merry Christmas to YOU! Buy yourself your own PERFECT Christmas present! It is truly the gift that will keep giving and giving! The Mega-starter kit is 50% off!

A highlight of some of your benefits:

*Kit is 75% off!! Retails for 375.00 and you can get it for ONLY $107.50! (FIRST TIME EVER THIS CHEAP!!)

*You can customize your own stamp sets, colors, stamp pads, ribbon and more!


*a 20% discount that you can use for the next 6 months or longer!

*30%-40% off your first order within 90 days!

*A monthly magazine packed FULL of ideas!

*Free catalogues every time they come out!

*The chance to order products before anyone else!

*Attend monthly gatherings with other stampers to swap cards and learn new stamping ideas!

*Special website with 1,000’s of stamping ideas!

*The opportunity to start your own stamping/papercrafting business.

*Save money on all your personal orders!

This special is ONLY good until November 30th!! Don’t delay, sign up today! Merry Christmas to YOU!! Your box will be packed full of fun products for you to enjoy! And you can join from ANYWHERE in Canada!!!

To join now just click on the "JOIN MY TEAM" link at the top of this blog page and use recruiter password: davis (no capital D)


Friday, November 12, 2010

A few cards for today...

Hi Girls!!

As I said in my last post I have been SUPER busy in my craft room the last few weeks. I have been creating like crazy! Decided to take a break and post a few more pics today of some of the cards I have made!!

By the way...did you hear the news?! Stampin Up is offering their demo kits at an amazing 50% off from Nov 15 - 30!! Can you believe it?!?! That price is less then you would pay for My Digital Studio alone....and you can get it included in your starter kit!!

EEEEEEEK!! This offfer excites me....maybe I will see a few of you on my team by month end :) The SUDS team ROCKS!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Some Christmas projects...

I have been so busy getting ready for upcoming Chrstmas Craft sales I have been making things like crazy! I have been stalking tutorials and blogs online and have found some pretty awesome projects out there! Below are a few of the things I have made recently from tutorials I have found online!

What are you working on this Christmas season? Upload your Christmas Projects for me to see and you could win a prize from my cash & carry bucket!

Thanks for stopping by! And happy stamping :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - October 29th

Hello Hello! It's Friday again and you know what that means! It's time to share my SFF creation! Last week I was away at a scrapbook retreat so I just now posted last week's sketch and the card I made.

But here is the sketch for this week...

And here is the card that I have made using the sketch....

I used the adorable Christmas girl from the new greeting card kids stamp set! I love her.....isn't she adorable?!?

Now don't forget to take the time to visit Tina Taves and the rest of the team and see what they have done with this week's sketch!

And if you have the time I would love for you to play along! If you do don't forget to link me up below so I can come and see what you have done!

Sketch Frenzy Friday - October 22nd

I just realized I forgot to post last week's SFF card!! So here is the sketch we had to work with...

And here is my card: (I gave the sketch a twisty-turn...hehe)

Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - October 22nd

Hiya girls!! As you read this I am on the road somewhere on my way to a weekend long scrapbook retreat!! I am sooooo excited and can't wait for some fun girly time!! That being said.......I completely forgot to make my SFF card BEFORE I packed up 1/2 my scrap room and I am not going to start unpacking!! I am however going to make the card while I am there this weekend and get it posted when I get home.

In the meantime, don't forget to pop over and pay a visit to Tina Taves and continue on with the blog tour to see what the rest of the team has come up with!!

Hope you all have a fun weekend and I will be back Sunday!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - October 15th

Another week.........come and gone! Less than one week until my girly weekend away!! w00t! I am off to a Scrapbook Retreat next weekend with some girlfriend's.......and I can't wait!! I have been counting sleeps for MONTHS!!

Onto this week's sketch frenzy Friday sketch........this is what we were given to play with this week!

At first glance, I was actually SCARED of this sketch. I had no idea what the heck I was gonna do with it!! And then the scrap heavens opened up and the lil' light came on and I made this gorgeous card in response!!

I love it when I start out feeling un-inspired and come up with a work of art! I LOVE this card :-)

Now don't forget to head over and see what Tina Taves and see what she has done with this sketch. And as always, from there you can carry on with the blog tour and pay a visit to the entire team!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - October 8th

TGIF!! What a long week this one has been! I am glad it is over! And it's a long weekend here in Canada too.....Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian blog readers!! My hubby has 2 days off and we get to spend some quality time together for the first time in months! I can't wait :)

On to SFF......Here is the sketch we were given to use this week!

I needed to make an Anniversary card for my Mother and Father in law.....and was in the mood to pull out my Brayer. So this is what I have come up with for this week!!

This is the third time that I have done one of these "scenic" color blending cards with my Brayer. I always LOVE how the turn out and I know that my mother in law is really going to love this one.....she loves all things nature :)

Make sure you head on over and pay a visit to Tina Taves next! And from there you can carry on with the entire Blog Tour and see what everyone else has done with this sketch!

Last but not least...pull out your stamps and play along!! I double dog dare you to use YOUR brayer too!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - October 1st

October 1st?!? How the heck did that happen?! I don't know about the rest of you but it feels like school just let out for the summer around here! At least we are enjoying some more unexpected sunshine :) And the colors outside right now are AMAZING!!!

On to sketch frenzy Friday!! This week I will be in my car somewhere headed to the Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive show being held at one of our local hotels. Or who knows, I might already be there if you are getting here late :) And then I will be spending the evening giggling away with some girlfriend's at one of our LSS' Friday Night Crop Night!

This is the sketch that we were presented with this week...

And here is my card!!

Now don't forget to head on over to see Tina Taves and what she has done with this week's sketch! And from there you can follow along the entire blog tour!

Thanks for stopping by...........and Happy Friday!!

Friday, September 24, 2010


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Sketch Frenzy Friday - September 24th...

Aaaaah.......another week has come and gone! This week has been a tough one for me. It was very long. And very tiring. I have alot of workshops coming up and have been working towards building up my Stampin' business as well as the usual family "schtuff" and my health.

My highlight of the week was the Grey's Anatomy premier!! I was slightly disappointed with the episode itself......but am STOKED that one of my favorite shows ever is back on the air! w00t!!

OK......enough babbling :) Here is this week's sketch:

And here is the card that I have created based on the sketch:

I opted for a Christmas card this time........I LOVE Christmas and I am really excited that it is getting closer :) I can't wait to start decorating my house!!

I used a couple of the in colors for this one.....Pear Pizazz & Poppy Parade (along with Basic Black and Whisper White) and the Candy Cane Christmas DSP. And I used the cute "Season of Joy" Christmas stamp set to tie it together. I love the "Fa La La La La" :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop in and visit Tina Taves next on the blog tour!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday!!

Another week has come and gone and it's time for some Sketch Frenzy Friday inspiration! This is the sketch that we were given to play with this week:

And here is my card!

I stuck to the current IN COLORS for this one with some Whisper White added...The stamp set that I used here is called "Just Believe" and is becoming one of my faves :) I have used the Concord Crush Poly Ribbon....and at first I wasn't sure how I felt about this ribbon. But now that I have had the chance to play.....well....all I can say is OOOOH-LA-LA!! And of course my beloved BigShot made an appearance for this one as well :)

So there you have it...and now don't forget to mozy on over and pay a visit to Tina Taves and see what she has done with this week's Sketch! And if you have the time.....make sure you carry along the blog tour too :)

Happy Friday Ya'll!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - September 10th

Friday again already! I feel like every single SFF post starts the same way.........the weeks are flying by so fast I can't even believe it! Before we know it there will be snow on the ground and we will be getting ready for Christmas!!

This week's sketch was quite fun, I really like it and know that I will use it again in the future. Here is the sketch we were given to work with....

And here is the card that I have created based on this week's sketch! SURPRISE!! New colors! AND paper!! :-)

I have used Sunny Garden DSP along with the Just Believe stamp set and some Pear Pizzaz ribbon to finish it off! I only have the In Color ribbons in 2 colors so far but I really love them!

Now don't forget to head on over and pay a visit to Tina Taves and carry along with the entire SFF Blog Tour!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - September 3rd

Friday again! And time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday card! But before I get to that, I have to introduce tonight's helper. She has made an appearance before......but tonight her "HELP" was much appreciated! She was my official paper cutter guard!! Meet my fat cat.....Diesel :-) She seems to find her way to my side whenever I am crafting...and tonight was no exception!

And now onto this week's sketch. This is the sketch we were given to play with this week. I decided to put a spin on it, as you will see...but here is the sketch in all it's glory...

And here is the card that I have created based on this week's sketch...

I have once again reached for my Greenhouse Gala DSP and my favorite Concord Crush cardstock! I can't help it! I am sooooo in love with BOTH these papers!! And of course the satin ribbon, which I love and the very versatile Cute by the Inch Hostess set. I am falling more and more in love with this set too! :-)

Now don't forget to head on over to Tina Taves blog and see what she has done with this week's sketch....and from there carry on with the complete blog tour! It's always fun to see everyone's different takes on the same sketch!

Thanks for stopping by.....and I really hope that you will have some time to play along this week!

Friday, August 20, 2010


Hi Girls! Can you believe we are already at the end of August?? I don't know where the summer went.....but I sure wish it would come back!! My son will be starting High School next Monday!

This week for Sketch Frenzy Friday we were given a very simple sketch to work with....which is fun because we can really let our imaginations fly! I can't wait to see what everyone else has done with this sketch!! And hopefully YOU too :)

Here is this week's sketch...

And here is my card:

Those images that I used are from one of the new Hostess sets called "Cute by the Inch" and I just LOVE this set!! There are sooooo many uses for it! And the best part is...........you can earn it FREE with a qualifying workshop!! I have also featured THREE of the current In Color colors on this one too.....Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade!

Now make sure you carry on with the blog hop and visit Tina Taves next....and from there you can carry on and see what the whole team has done!

And once you are done your tour come on back and upload your creations for me to see! I love to see what you have been inspired to make :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - August 13th, 2010

Well, it's Friday again girls....and the middle of August too!! Can you believe that?!?! Where has our summer gone?!?!?! My son is back in school as of the 30th already!!! Oh how time flies...

And of course, it's Sketch Frenzy time!! Here is the sketch we were given to use for inspiration this week:

And this is what I have done with it:

I am loving that thin little ribbon....an of course the Smooch Spritz!! Sorry for the blurry spots.....first time I have taken a CARD picture with my (USED) new camera!! Let me know what you think of my card....and I hope you will find the time to play along too!!

And don't forget to pop over and visit Tina Taves and from there carry on with the rest of the group tour! It's always nice to see everyone's spin on these sketches :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - August 6th!

I am such a dufus!! Last night, in my PACKING FRENZY I forgot to pre-post my card for this week's SFF challenge! And of course, now I am in BC and can't do it....UGH!! BUT....I do have the sketch for you to see and use...

And as always you can head right on over to Tina's Blog and see what she has done with this week's sketch....and from there you can carry on through the entire team!!

Enjoy....and I will post mine when I get home next week!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - July 30th, 2010

TGIF!! I am soooo glad Friday is finally here! I can't wait to spend the evening with my son, and the day with my girlfriend Heather on Saturday! YAY for weekends!!!

Friday ALSO means it is Sketch Frenzy Friday time.........and this time it was MY turn to come up with the sketch!! This is the very first time that I have ever done a sketch for others to use....so I am a little nervous! I really hope everyone had a fun time with it and I can't wait to see all the different interpretations of my sketch!!

Sooooo.......here is what I came up with for inspiration........

And here is my card!! (Sorry for the not so good picture....it's late and I want to go to sleep!) LOL!

What do you think? How do you like my sketch? And what do you think of my card???? Leave me some feed back and then head on over to visit Tina Taves to see what she has done with my sketch! And of course, from there you can carry on with the rest of the blog hop too....and see what EVERYONE has done with my sketch!!

And last but not least...don't forget to

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - July 23rd, 2010

It's Friday again! Holy smokes the weeks are just flying by!! I can't believe we are already nearing the end of July! Where is summer going so fast?!?!

Friday means it's Sketch Frenzy time! W00t! Here is this week's sketch...

And here is what I was inspired to create...

I really like this one. It's so bright and vibrant and would make a great all occasion card! You could send it for so many reasons!! The color combo here is: Early Espresso, Real Red, Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight....with some base Whisper White thrown in too! I used one of the stamps from Circle Circus and the sentiment is from Hello Again. I used some Real Red Satin Ribbon and a couple of Rhinestones and finished it off with some dry embossing...aaaah sweet Big Shot....how I love you so :)

Now don't forget to head on over to visit Tina Taves and see what she has done with this week's sketch! And as usual...pull out your stamps and let me see what YOU come up with!! Link your creation up below!!

Happy Friday all....hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stamp with Tess Tuesdays!!

It's Tuesday again....so that means it's time for another Stamp with Tess Tuesday Challenge!! Your mission.....should you choose to accept it....is to CASE one of the projects featured on the new Catalogue cover.....and use some OLD product on it!! And by old....I mean retired :) Of course, if you don't have anything left that has retired....then use your imagination! But I am willing to be we all have a stamp set or a piece of ribbon or SOMETHING retired!!

Here is the card that I made based on the "Friends" card featured on the new cover!!

I used retired paper and retired ribbon.......lord knows I have ALOT of retired stuff to use up! LOL! Now it's YOUR turn!! You have until Sunday evening to link me to your creations!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

More IS More Mondays!!

Happy Monday girls!! I hope you all had a wonderful and maybe even an INKY weekend!! :)

Starting today, and every Monday afterwards I am going to be posting More IS More Mondays...and I am hoping you will have a chance to play along too!! I will randomly have Blog Candy up for grabs for those who participate so pull out your stamps and get your hands dirty!!

For my first week, I decided to create a couple of Birthday cards. So here's how it works.....the first card I create will be very simple.....still nice to give/receive but just easy-peesy to throw together! And then, I will re-create that same card with a few extra elements and show you how you can really POP that same card and make a second with a WOW factor!!

So, here is my first "simple" card....

and now here is the same card again......but with some WOWZA added to it!

So now it's your turn!! Let me see what you can come up with.....in any theme! One simple......and one WOW card!! Mister Linky below will stay open until 11:59 Saturday night so you have lots of time!!
Happy Stampin!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - July 16th

It's FRIDAY!! w00t w00t!! I am actually sitting in my car somewhere, on the highway.....off to BC!! I have pre-scheduled this post to show up for me today the night before!! How weird it is to be typing to you the night BEFORE......knowing you are reading the morning OF! (Quick.....someone tell me the lotto numbers!! HAHA!)

Anyway.......Friday means it's Sketch Frenzy Friday time!! And here is the sketch we were given to play with.....

and here is what I have done with it!! The jury is still out....

So let me know what you think of it! And don't forget to play along too!! But before you get your hands all inky....head on over and see what the fabulous Tina Taves has in store for you this week!! You'll even get to see it before me!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Perfect Punches...

Good afternoon Stampers!! I have just finished playing around with the LNS Sketch challenge for the week and thought I would show you what I came up with! I am ALMOST as in love with this new DSP as I am Concord Crush......but of course Purple ALWAYS takes the lead in my heart :)

I have also once again reached for that sentiment out of the new "Perfect Punches" Stamp set featured in the new catalogue....I love that Birthday sentiment as well! Have you seen the set?? It is soooo versatile!! And easy-peesy to use too, since it works with our punches!!

Anyhoo....I am off to put the finishing touches on my Card Buffet for this Saturday evening......I still have a few spots left too if you are thinking about joining us!!

Ciao for now!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Meet Diesel...

She is always right in the middle of everything when I am camped out in my crafty cave...she makes a good creative partner :)

Sketch Frenzy Friday - July 9th

It's Friday again already!! Holy smokes are the weeks flying by!! My stamp room is now fully converted over to the new color collections and I am falling in love all over again :) Of course, I have a TON of paper and other goodies for sale too though! So if you are in need of a certain color....just drop me an email :)

On to Sketch Frenzy Friday!! Here is the sketch we were given to work with....

And here is the card that I made based on the sketch!

I am SOOOO in love with Concord Crush! I can't get enough of it! And I used one of the sets I got my hands on from the new catty too, called "Punched Posies." I am pretty sure that I will be using that set alot in the near future :)

Now don't forget to head on over to Tina Taves' blog and see what she has done with this week's sketch...and then carry on with the blog tour from there!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Those Summer Nights Workshops...

Book your workshop or catalogue party with me any weeknight evening during the months of July and August and you will be invited to an exclusive Stamp Night at my house...

Those Summer Nights party will feature tropical drinks, delicious appetizers, and a yummy dessert, along with prizes for the most "blinged out" flip-flops......and of course STAMPING!

Contact me today to book your Summer Nights workshop......just in time for the new catty release!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday - July 2nd

Happy Friday Girls!! It's time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday card....but before I get to that I just want to take a moment and wish all my fellow Canadian Stampers a happy belated Canada Day!! I hope you all had a wonderful day celebrating our countries birthday!!

Now for stamp time!! Here is the sketch we were given to use this week...

And here is my card...

I am REALLY REALLY loving Concord Crush!!! It is my FAVORITE new color....so far :) And that DSP ROCKS!! Have you browsed your new catty yet? What are some of your must haves??

Now.....don't forget to take the time to head on over to Tina Taves' blog and check out what she has done with this week's sketch!! And once you finish up there....carry on with the rest of the tour! There is SOOO much inspiration to be seen!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stamp with Tess Tuesday!

I know I am SUPER late making this post.....I have been hiding out in my basement trying to ignore the storms that have been blowing in and out this evening!! We were pummeled by heavy rain, winds and the thunder and lightning show was crazy!! I dislike these storms...I am always afraid a tornado will follow closely behind!

Anyway, that being said....I have a pretty easy one for ya today :) I wanted to take a chance to show off some of the new paper, and colors that are coming out.....SO....YOUR mission, should you chose to accept it......show me your creations using something NEW! Maybe you have been hoarding some paper you don't want to open yet.....or just got a fancy new punch....whatever the case may be, I know we ALL have something that is NEW!!

So, break it open and show me whatcha' got!! And for now....I leave with this sneak peek...are you counting down the hours til the new Catty is available?!?!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Christmas in JULY!!

Come beat the Summer Heat and share my A/C with a fun filled Christmas in July Stamp Class!

There will be 5 designs available and you will be able to make 3 of each card for a total of 15 Christmas Cards.........in JULY! Come get an early start on your Christmas To-Do List!! Bring a friend who is new to my Stampin Family and receive a special gift from me!

Where: My House
When: July 10th 6PM - 10PM
Cost: $35.00 (includes all supplies and dinner!) **Please bring your own Adhesive. If you don't have Adhesive I will have wheels here to purchase for $5.00 Each**

Please RSVP by July 1st to allow time for cutting and prep for this class. Email me to RSVP or if you have any questions at stampwithtess@hotmail.com

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday...

Happy Friday Girls!! It was a nuts-o one around here!!!! And I am super duper late posting my card for this round.....so sorry to all!! I spent the entire day re-vamping my craft room and getting it all ready for the new color collections and removing stuff about to retire.....and of course.....LABELLING EVERYTHING!! (You all know me well enough to know EVERYTHING has a label by now......;)

Anyway, here is this week's Friday Sketch Frenzy sketch challenge....

And here is my card based on it!!

There are a few things I LOVE LOVE LOVE about this card!! The most obvious of course, is Circle Circus. I HEART that stamp set!! I am also showing you a sneak peak at one of the stamps from an upcoming set in the new Catty that will go live July 1st. But most importantly.......THE COLORS!!!!!! Sneak peak at a few of the new colors for ya'll!! Aren't they lovely?!?!?!?! I happen to LOVE this specific combo I used here.....I am certain it will make an appearance again!

Now don't forget to take off from here and head straight over to Tina Taves' blog to see what she did with the sketch...MY OH MY!!! Jaw dropper there girls!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Diggin Up Old Memories...

I love my scrap box. It rules!! I actually have it sorted and organized quite nicely. And my DSP is filed separately from my card stock. And I have ALOT of scraps.....trust me.....I throw NOTHING out....Lol!!

Anyway, I found this great retired DSP and knew it was perfect for my next card of the day.....so perfect I actually made TWO! Sometimes we just gotta go back to our old faves, don't we?!?!


Sketch Frenzy Fridays - June 18th, 2010

I am so excited to be joining the Sketch Frenzy Friday team and can't wait to play along with all the fun sketches that are posted.....and start making up my own!! The talent is amazing, and the best part of that group is......IT'S ALL STAMPIN UP!!! w00t w00t! I know how much you LOVE Stampin Up!

So today stampers.....I present to you my very first Sketch Frenzy Friday's Card!! And.....if you have time.....play along! Be inspired, like I was when I found this group! Use Mister Linky at the bottom of this post to share with me your creation.....and who knows......maybe there will be blog candy for one of you :) Maybe even something NEW and EXCITING from the new catty :)

Here is the Sketch we were given to use today:

And here is my card:

Now, take a few minutes and head on over to see Tina Taves' card too! Trust me when I say it'll be worth the time......AND from there you can link to the next member's card too.....and keep going!! Once you get back to my blog, you have seen them all.....and TRUST ME.....you WANT to see them all :)

TGIF and Happy Stampin Girls!!