Tuesday, January 27, 2009

FREE Catalog w/Online Orders Can It Get Any Better?

Get a FREE Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog with any on-line order

FREE CATALOG w/ONLINE ORDERS! Prefer a "real" catalog you can curl up with in a comfy chair? Stampin' Up! announced that beginning Feb.1, the Stampin' Up! 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog will be included with every on-line order. Offer ends April 30 or the first 2,000 orders, whichever comes first.
Be first to order on my on-line store during this promotion and receive a FREE gift.

It's Almost Time To Sale-A-Bration! With Stampin Up!

Sale-A-Bration Starts Feb. 1.

I was first introduced to Stampin Up through my up line Kim during a Sale-A-Bration—promotion. Frankly I love FREE stuff so this is one of my favourite times of the year, and your going to love it too.

This is a fabulous promotion, for every $60.00 you spend CAN (before shipping and taxes) you can receive free product(s) from the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalogue. Choose from Sale-A-Bration stamps, ribbon or even designer paper.

What is your favorite item that you would love for FREE, mine is the images in the Yummy and Botanical Blooms sets are adorable, and I love the versatility of the Congrats set. And like all our promotions every image in every set is die cut? What could be more easy.

Spend $60.00 CAN before shipping and taxes choose an item for FREE.

Shop 24/7/365 click here.

Promotion Dates: February 1- March 31, 2009 let me know what your FREE!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Colour Inspiration Challenge #39

Each week Kristina Werner posts a new colour inspiration on her blog and they are truly inspiring. Here is my entry for colour inspiration #39 which is also inspired by some photo's I took while on holiday in Tortola, The British Virgin Islands just last week.

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Scrapbooking Pages of Scotland

Better Late Than Never

Hard to believe it has been over 2 years since out trip to Scotland. Our trip lasted 3 weeks and was also our long awaited honeymoon, seeing our trip to Niagara Falls for me was a bust. Honeymoon Capital please and a good dose of SAR'S would put a damper on any ones trip.

Scotland was for me our true honeymoon. We flew direct from Ottawa into Glasgow via Zoom Airlines (which is no longer in business) and I felt like I had arrived home. I don't know why but every time I think of Scotland my heart aches. If you said to me Jo-Ann you could live anywhere I would say Oban, Scotland when do I pack. I love the history, the romance, the rolling hills, the rain, the food, the Gaelic language. You simply can't persuade me otherwise that's where I want to die. For my last days on earth, for my last breath it is Scottish air I will breath.

All that said here is a little sample of the pages that I have done so far.

By the way did I mention graveyards are one of my favorite places to visit, grave stones have a beauty all of there own and the older the better.

Glasgow Cemetery - The Necropolis

Glasgow has one of the most beautiful graveyards I have ever seen, (I warned you) not only is it massive, but it is located pretty well in the heart of Glasgow, near the cathedral. JC and I spent at least 3 hours wandering around looking as the massive headstones, reading the inscriptions and of course the rain.

Glasgow is like Ottawa but better seeing it was declared official a city in the 12th century it has a bit more to offer. We love Glasgow, the city is clean, easy to get around (they have a very small underground rail) the food is unbelievable, we enjoyed a variety of cuisine from Thai, Indian, Italian, I must admit I don't think we had a bad meal the whole time we were there. If you are ever interested in going I can suggest some fantastic restaurants.

Skyline of Edinburgh

The Dugald Stewart Monument is a memorial to the Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart. It is situated on top of Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh city centre.The monument was built in 1831 to the design of architect William Henry Playfair, and modelled on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens, Greece. It therefore fits in with other Greek-influenced architecture in the area, such as the National Monument. Below is a picture of this overlooking the Edinburgh city center.

Dunrobin Castle Northern Scotland

We fell upon Dunrobin Castle by accident and thank goodness. We were on our way to the most Northernmost point of Scotland and decided to take some back roads and came upon a sign and decided to check it out and we were not disappointed. Dunrobin Castle is huge, the gardens are massive and the history well you know me and history. If you manage to get to this Castle you have to see the Falconry demonstration by Andy Hughes, who is a professional resident Falconer. Falconry is the ancient art of hunting with birds of prey and a must to see.

More Love U Much Bundle Ideas

Love U Much Bundle - 6 x 6 Scrapbook Pages and a Little Mini Gift Bag

This stamp set is just so much fun, here are a few scrapbook pages that I did up and a mini gift bag that we did at Josee's (our leader) at Xmas but using Love U Much Stamp Set.

New Years Clean Up Brings Up Past

Old MAC is Donated to Brother-in-Law for Research
Well I am finally getting ride of my old MAC, my second computer the power and mighty G4. And as I pack this baby away (my brother-in-law wants to get at it's guts and see how it works, my donation to the Nerds out there) I feel both sad and glad to be purging.
This computer cost me a fortune (I probably still have the receipt) and I am sad to see it go but it is time. In doing this I also had to clean off my hard drive of all software and files and discovered most of my school work is on this computer, that's how old it is.

So sit back and enjoy a trip down my memory lane ...



This is Kira who is now 12
This is Kaitlin who is now 10

Marker Rendering:


Saturday, January 3, 2009

Oh so Cute and Adorable

Valentines Mini Magazine Holder
- Using Love U Much Bundle

Hard to believe that the holidays are over and its back to work in a few days. I have been working nonstop on my next big workshop(s) Valentines Day and what a better way then with this little oh so cute and adorable mini magazine holder and I mean mini. This little holder will hold approx 10 3 x3 cards including envelopes and it uses just one 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of card stock.

The Mini Magazine Holder template was designed by Becky Roberts and can be found at http://www.inkingidaho.blogspot.com/.

The Love You Much Bundle is on sale for 20% off until Jan 31st.
Just a quick announcement that Stampin' Up! has a number of stamps and accessories (including the
Love You Much Bundle) on backorder which prohibits customers from adding these items to their on-line shopping cart. Most items are scheduled to begin shipping next week so the delay, although frustrating, won't be long!

If you experience this issue, you may submit an order directly to me at studiono8@hotmail.com.

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'm able to bypass the backorder "block," place the order and will email you an itemized list and total for your review, including a link for secure credit card payment. It's an extra step but it gets you in position for the backordered goodies pronto.


Little Cards with a Big Message

Also included are 4 different 3 x 3 cards just the right size for a little message and matching envelope.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Resolutions 2009

Colour Inspiration Challenge #36
- Meets New Years Resolution
One of my New Years resolutions is to meet the challenge of creating a new card for kwernerdesign colour inspiration challenge. Each week Kristina Werner posts a new colour inspiration on her blog and they are truly inspiring. So here it is ...

I Jo-Ann Pullen promise to participate each week starting with today with exemption of one of the following really good reasons:

  1. really sick
  2. stuck working late
  3. or on holidays and unable to access my creative studio
Here is my first entry for colour inspiration #36.

Let me know what you think!