Friday, August 28, 2009

Can You Smell It in the Air? and Holiday Mini Swap 2009

Can You Smell It in the Air?

September is right around the corner and for most of you like me what happened to the summer? Have you noticed the nights have been cooler, getting up in the morning darker? I know that our house has been busy getting ready for the open house and now packing for the move. But really, I am having a hard time with this.

Don't get me wrong love the fall; it is my favorite time of the year. I love the smell of the season changing in the air, the colours that Mother Nature creates from her palette; yellow browns, bright oranges and fiery reds. Can you say comfort food, I love getting out my Crockpot and making batches of spaghetti sauce, chili and my favorite beef bourgeon, I can smell it all ready.

Another one of our favorites is checking out the changing of the colours in Gatineau and even better taking a old steam train from Ottawa to Wakefield enjoying the spectacular view and dinner at the same time. If you are every in Ottawa in the fall or really anytime it is a wonderful thing to experience. See here Hull-Chelsea-Wakefield Steam Train.

Holiday Mini Swap 2009

One of the other things I like about the time of year is the Stampin’ Up Holiday Mini Catalogue. I love the big catalogue but really it’s the “specialty” mini’s that I love the best and this years is no exception. Along with the mini catalogue come many of our swaps, these swamps are shares that we do so we can have samples of other demonstrators cards and frankly it is so much fun.

Here are my submissions to Sherida’s swap that are due this coming Monday.

Delightful Decorations with Serene Snowflakes

Ink: Rich Razelberry; Real Red; Soft Suede; VersaInk
Paper: Bermuda Bay and Whisper White
Misc: Silver Elastic Cord

Yuletide Christmas with Charming
Ink: Old Olive; Real Red; Soft SuedePaper: Real Red; Soft Suede; DS Christmas Cocoa Specialty and Whisper WhiteMisc: Gold Elastic Cord; Real Red and Old Olive, Big Shot Stampin Up Two Tags Shimmer Paint Champagne Mist with dabber.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So much has happened ...

Well it has been a whirl wind couple of weeks, since my last post.

Bought and Sold

So we are official owners of our dream home see here and have if you can believe this sold our house in less than 24 hours, yes I am told that is a record. What does that mean well it means we take possession of our new house September 18 much sooner than we expected. I wanted the end of October so that it would not coincide with my Wedding Invitation Workshop but the crafting gods have not been fare and I am going to have to postpone my workshop till Jan. Which is unfortunate but there is no way I can get things in order by end of October and frankly everyone will be in Xmas mode that it would just not be a smart move. So for those who were looking to attend I am truly sorry but I will be postponing it until the New Year.

RAAK - Thank You!

I have to say that it has been crazy around here and with that craziness one of you wonderful people sent me my first RAAK I am so excited, a beautiful note pad, with my blog banner at the top. Thank you so much my secret friend who ever you are.

I'm Joining a Design Team

Things keep getting better! I was chosen to be a Stamp Guest Designer for Scrap ‘n Stamp see here. I am super excited as this is my first time being a part of a design team what a fantastic opportunity. Look for upcoming designs coming next month!

Stampin' Success August Issue

For all of you who have sent me e-mail requests or for more information regarding my workshop I am sorry if I have not e-mailed all of you. If you have not received an e-mail from me yet please send again and I will answer everyone over the next few days.

Happy crafting!