Friday, May 29, 2009

MIA for a little bit...

I'm writing my last exam in a couple of weeks and I guess I should start studying. So, I'm taking a bit of a blogging break and should be back in full force in June.

You'll see some posts here and there.

But don't forget...

  1. My Open House on June 14th. It will be a fun-filled event with a FREE make and take, snacks and crafting! RSVP now through EventBrite.
  2. Stampin' Up!'s last chance list will be available on June 1st. Order any In Color product and receive 10% off from me until May 30th. See sidebar for details.
  3. Sign up for my newsletter by e-mail or through the sign-up box on the sidebar to get the latest crafting scoop.

This is a card I made for a wedding we will be attending this weekend. Yes, it's wedding season. If you need a wedding card, attend my Open House. I'm sure you'll find a card that will suit your occasion and it's only $1!!!

Mr Mrs

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My last photo class

Last weekend, my photo class went to Gastown for some night photography. It was our last field trip for the session. Jon even came along!

Gastown as a mosaic

Now, that I am learning to take photos using manual, it's opened up a whole different world. I cannot go back to the "point & shoot", that's for sure.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Open House goodness!

Thinking about coming to my "Coming Out" Party?'s another reason to attend:

Let me answer the burning question:

“What happens to all the cards you’ve featured on your blog?”

Well, my cards and card samples will be available to you for $1 each. That’s right! $1.

These cards were specifically created for workshops, contests or publication. Some of these cards have been judged and I have won prizes or received recognition for my work.

Now is the perfect time to pick up a Father’s Day card, a wedding card for those summer weddings or stock up on those birthday cards. $1 for a handmade card. You can’t beat that!

Please RSVP to ensure I have a make and take for you.
I can’t wait to see you! It will be so much fun!

Here's a look at some of the cards you'll see at the Open House. Thanks for looking!

Card Mosaic

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Color Inspiration Challenge #53

I love the color inspiration challenge! This week's combination of colors are:

For my card, I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder through my Big Shot for the embossed "Happy Birthday", the threading water punch for the scallops and the Big Bold Birthday set for the sentiment and balloons. A very simple card which took 10 minutes to make! Love it!

KWerner #53

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Cool, Scrapbooking Deal

Become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $99 with the limited-time starter kit. This offer is valid to May 31st.

This kit is such a great deal and the scrapbooking possibilities are endless!

"Me, a demonstrator?!?" you say. Yes, YOU!

There are many different types of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. You do not have to hold workshops or demonstrate product if you don't want to.

As a 'demo', you receive 30% off your first order and 20% off all subsequent purchases. That's the main reason I joined Stampin' Up!

Plus, when you sign up with me, you will be part of a inspiring, creative, fun-loving team called the Sea to Sky Stampers.

Also, if you join now and place your first order in June, you will receive a complimentary 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue before the general public sees it on July 1st. If that's not reason enough to join...

Send me an e-mail or call for details.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Last Chance...

before the Stampin' Up! In Colors are GONE!

Stampin' Up! is retiring the current catalogue on June 30th which means the "In Colors" (p. 153 of the catalogue) are now "out".

Once the retired items are announced on June 1st, the In Colors are the first to go. Within hours...literally! Once these colors are gone, they are never coming back.

How do you get your hands on the In Colors before they are gone? Well, I'm having a promotion:

From today to May 30th, order any In Color item from the catalogue and I'll give you 10% off that item.
This includes inks, designer series paper, ribbons, brads, buttons - whatever - as long as it is an In Color item.

Several of the designer series papers contain In Colors.
Remember the National Scrapbooking Month Special -- purchase 3 designer series papers and receive a 4th one free. If any or all of your designer papers contain an In Color, I'll give you 10% off as stated above.

Why am I giving this promo before June 1st?
As a new demonstrator, I'm just shy of reaching an important Stampin' Up! goal called Stampin' Start. As of today, I'm $1,600 away from reaching that goal.

Browse the catalogue, send me an e-mail with your order and let's get started!

All Occasion Cards for May

Here's a sneak peek of this month's All Occasion Cards. This month, we'll make a great variety of cards including some manly cards for Father's Day and birthdays.

All Occasion Cards May

Don't forget the great designer series paper promotion that is happening this month only. Buy 3 packs of designer series paper and get the 4th one for free! Read the side bar for details!

Join in the fun of making these cards!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

You're Invited!

You’re Invited to my Open House!

When: Sunday, June 14th from 1 – 4 PM

You're invited

It’s my COMING OUT PARTY as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!
View the latest Stampin’ Up! products and my paper creations!

There will be door prizes, snacks, a FREE make and take -- and other surprises you don’t want to miss!

Be there as I unveil my new class schedule and exciting summer classes.

RSVP early to ensure I have a make and take for you!


  1. Book a workshop for you and your friends and -- receive the new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue for FREE plus a special gift. With a qualifying workshop, you will have an opportunity to earn free Stampin’ Up! products and create memories.

    Make it a girls’ night. A bridal party event. A mother-daughter-sister crop. Whatever you want. Guaranteed you will have fun!

    You’ll receive 4 ADDITIONAL DOOR PRIZE TICKETS just for booking a workshop!

  2. Join my “Card Attack” club or Scrapbook club and receive 3 ADDITIONAL DOOR PRIZE TICKETS.

  3. Sign up for two (2) classes and receive a third class for FREE (of equal or lesser value).

    You’ll receive 2 EXTRA DOOR PRIZE TICKETS just for signing up for two classes!

  4. Purchase $25 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise, receive FREE SHIPPING and 2 ADDITIONAL DOOR PRIZE TICKETS!

  5. Receive an additional DOOR PRIZE TICKET by bringing a friend who is new to me. Yup, that’s one ticket for each new friend!

So come on over, take the plunge, celebrate your craftiness and my "coming out"!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Color Inspiration #52

Another Color Inspiration Challenge. I love these challenges. It forces me to think a little harder and use up the stash that I have.

This color combo made me think of the beach. It's such a relaxing palette.

Here is my card. Like last week, the mustard color stumped me, but I like how this one turned out. Hopefully, there will be an occasion where I can give this card to someone.

Color Inspiration challenge 52

The blingy brads are probably my favorite thing on this card.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Celebrate Scrapbooking!

Here's a sneak peek of one of the layouts we will create in the Celebrate Scrapbooking class!

Celebrate Scrapbooking pg1 Celebrate Scrap pg 2

Don't forget! Stampin' Up! has a great promotion for Designer Series Paper this month. Buy 3 packages of paper and get the 4th one FREE!!

Register for the class by clicking the "Register!" button below.

Class Information
Date: Thursday, May 21st
Time: 7 - 9 PM
Cost: FREE with a $60 purchase or $15 for the class only

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Art Freckles Challenge - Week 5

The Art Freckles "Scrappin' with the Oldies" challenge is nearly over.

Here is this week's layout: photos of Holle enjoying juicy strawberries.


The challenge items this week included Cosmo Cricket patterned paper and Basic Grey rub-ons. I seem to have these rub-ons in abundance!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Photo Mosaic

For the past month and a half, I have been taking a photography class. I purchased a digital SLR in September and did not know how to use the camera beyond the automatic function.

So, I signed up for a class at the Vancouver School Board. It was relatively inexpensive compared to the other classes offered out there and my instructor is just great!

Last weekend, we went to Queen Elizabeth Park to practice all the skills we learned in class. Rather than post each photo individually, I posted a mosaic of all my shots. To see each one full-sized, click here.

My Photo Class

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Popped up cupcakes

Cupcakes...who can resist? I know I've posted about cupcakes several times before, but I really love them.

I created more cards with the cupcake theme. This time, I used a Martha Stewart cupcake punch and "popped up" the cake.

Cupcake 5

The patterned papers used are Scenic Route, Stampin' Up! Raspberry Tart. All other papers and ribbon are Stampin' Up! products.

I think it's time for a cupcake. :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all moms!

It was a busy weekend for sure. Friday night, Jon & I had dinner with his mother. Greek food. Yummy. Today, we had dim-sum with my mom. Also yummy.

This is the Mother's Day card we made at the last All Occasions Card class.

Mothers Day 2009

Father's Day is just around the corner...

This month's All Occasion Cards class will feature a Father's Day card or two. Sign up as space is limited.

Stay tuned for a preview to come in a few days.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Art Freckles Challenge Week 4

This week's Art Freckles challenge required the use of:
  • 3 Bugs in a Rug patterned paper
  • 5 flowers from any manufacturer
  • Maya Road chipboard

I didn't have the 3 Bugs pp since I'm not a fan of their designs. I had the flowers and the chipboard.

Art Freckles Wk4

The photographs were from Thanksgiving Day last year. I'm catching up on the holiday scrapping! :) I used Stampin' Up! Raspberry Tart designer series paper and the Big Deal Alphabet stamps for the title.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Color Inspiration Challenge #51

I jumped in and participated in another color inpsiration challenge.

Here are the colors:

Here is my take:

KWerner 51

The mustard really stumped me, but I'm happy with how this card turned out. Simple. Easy.

I used Stampin' Up! Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. Don't forget -- there's a designer series paper promo for the month of May only. Buy 3 packs and get a 4th one FREE!

Access the catalogue through the link on the sidebar (p. 158-160) or e-mail me.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I hope this is a great day for those who are celebrating.

Unfortunately, I don't have any cards or scrapbook pages for this celebration. :(

But...I do have some photos I wanted to share. These photos were taken at VanDusen Gardens last year. It is a beautiful place to visit, relax and get away for a few moments. Jon and I love visiting the gardens.

These photos were enhanced using Photoshop.



I am in the middle of a beginner's photography course which I hope will help me take better photos. Photos, of course, are essential for scrapbooking!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cupcake Challenge #66

Check out this challenge from Taylored Expressions:

Taylored Expressions #66

This challenge was a great way for me to use up my scraps and my cupcake stamps! I did not stray too far from her sketch at all as I was pressed for time and I just wanted to get this card finished.

Sketches are an easy way to get out of a creative rut. Someone's already done the work; you simply follow along and alter as needed.

Thanks for looking!

May 24 All Occasion Cards

Come & join in the fun!

Create fast and fun cards perfect for any occasion featuring the latest stamps and accessories from Stampin’ Up!

For $15, you’ll walk away with 6 fabulous cards and be amazed at your craftiness!

Class fee: $15

Includes: 6 all occasion cards
Date & Time: Sunday, May 24th 1 – 4 PM

Saturday, May 2, 2009

National Scrapbooking Month Specials

I love scrapbooking! And this month is all about scrapbooking! Woot!

Stampin' Up! is offering awesome scrapbooking promotions to get us started.

There are three great offers with this promotion:

Designer Series Paper

Buy three packs of Designer Series Paper - including the Specialty Designer Series Paper - or 12x12 textured cardstock and get one FREE. You can mix and match to get the color combinations you want!

New Alpha Set - Sneak Peek

Buy the new Jumble Alphabet Set - a sneak peek from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue - at 20% off! Grab this set before anyone else.

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for $99!!

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $99 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

  • Schoolbook Serif Alpha Set
  • Simply Scrappin' Petal Party
  • Earth Elements Assorted Textured cardstock 12x12
  • Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad

Items can be substituted for like items.

Take advantage of these promotions. It's only for the month of May. Give me a call or send an e-mail to order.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Today is National Scrapbooking Day!

Celebrate your craftiness. Embrace patterned paper. Dig those photos out and scrap!!!

Take Your Scrapbooking to the Next Level
Break out those photos and join me as we create two beautiful 2-page layouts featuring Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper and alpha stamps.

You don't want to miss this!

Date: Thursday, May 21st
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Cost: FREE with a $60 purchase or $15 without purchase

Friday, May 1, 2009

Oh Orange! - I'm Published!

Check out this issue of In this issue, you'll be inspired to create monochromatic layouts - like mine!

Thanks for looking. Stay tuned for some cool scrapbooking specials - tomorrow!


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