Monday, 31 August 2009

Simple Birthday

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Beautiful day today here in Vancouver!

I made this card awhile ago and thought I've post it. Well, here it is! I like it a lot. There is not much to say about this card cause it is so simple.

stamp- Family Phrases, Artfully Asian
papers- kraft, chocolate chip, whisper white, pumpkin pie, DSP
ink- basic black
accessories- 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Winner of the Last Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #12

Congratulations, Terri! You've won the giveaway #12! Email me your snail mail at and I'll send your prize out to you.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Count me in, I'd love to win. I'll advise my followers about this in my blog too

Thank you all for playing all Summer long giveaways and visiting my blog everyday! I have come to know many bloggers , readers and have become friends. I do appreciate you all! You are the reason that I create and post everyday or try to post everyday.
Happy Stamping!

Manhatten Floral Bithday

Happy Monday, everyone! Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers for my littlest one. She was coughing a little in the morning but then by the afternoon she was ok. Now she have a sniffle only. We ended up going to church which was wonderful. Got to hear a missionary to Romania speak. Also, it was my first day back singing in the choir. It has been 6 years since I sang in the choir. I didn't know the song we sang but I think I did pretty well singing it. Besides, I can always lip sink if I don't know the song. lol That's the beauty of singing in the choir. People are not listening just you alone but the whole choir.

I made this card with the Manhatten Flower Embossing Folder. Love it! To get the look of yellow on the flower I used a sponge dauber, picked up the so saffron pastel colour and then rubbed it onto the flower in a circular motion. I rubbed more pastel into the are where I wanted to be darker. Isn't it pretty? It is so soft looking.

stamp-it's your birthday
paper- whisper white, so saffron
ink- basic black
accssories- pastels, sponge dauber, wasabi ribbon, Manhatten Flower Embossing folder, Big Shot, double retagnle punch

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 28 August 2009

Razzle Dazzle Birthday

Happy Sunday! I normally don't post on Sunday. My littlest is sick so I'm at home and no church for me today.

This card have no embellishment. No ribbon, brad, eyelet of any kind. A very simple and quick card. This is a great card for when you need one real quick.

Gotta run and tend to my baby. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

Happy Stamping!

The Last Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #12

Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you all are doing well this week! I'm sad to say that this will be the last giveaway for the Summer. I really enjoy reading all the comments you all leave here on my blog. Thank you so so much for visiting my blog!

For today's giveaway I want to make it special so I'm giving away a Best Yet stamp set, last year's 3 In Colour ribbons and the new 6 In Colour cardstock.

To win this simply leave a comment on this post. You can get your name in the draw more then once when you tell your friends about this giveaway. They just need to mention your name and I'll put your name again in the draw. Each friend that you refer gets you another entry. The more the merrier! I'll pick a name on Monday at 9pm Pacific Time. Have fun and good luck!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Joy Ornaments

Hello, stampers! Happy Thursday! Where have the week gone to? Tonight I'm having my first Christmas Cards class. It'll be exciting to make Christmas cards in August. I know some of you might not think of Christmas yet but it will creep up to you before you even know it.

Well, here is another sneak peek of the new Delightful Decorations stamp set and the Ornament punch from the Holiday mini. They'll be available to purchase September 1st. What do you think of this card? I know it is not the traditional Christmas colour but it really shows the Christmas ornaments. I have more to show you with this set and punch but gotta go and prepare for the class tonight.

Well, gotta run and thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

First Christmas Card of the Year

Hello, stampers! Happy Tuesday! What do you think? Is it to early for Christmas? My first one of the year. I'm having my first Christmas class on Thursday. i can't wait to show my customers all the new stamps I got from the Holiday Mini Catalogue.

This is a new set from the Holiday Mini, Delightful Decorations. There is even a matching Ornament punch for the ornament you see on the card. Isn't that cool? I love punches!

As a demonstrator we get to preorder stamps and accessories from the Holiday Catalogue. One reason to become a demonstrator. You can join now until August 31 for only $105 (mini starter kit). I would love to have you in my team. To sweeten up the deal I'll give you a pack of the new In Color markers plus 1 yard each of the 6 polka-dot ribbons as a "Thank You" for joining under me. You can email me at

stamps- delightful decorations, many merry messages
papers- whisper white, real red, Christmas Jingle DP
inks- basic black, real red, craft whisper white
accessories- riding hood red striped grosgrain ribbon, elastic silver cord, dazzling diamond, ornament punch

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Winner Of The Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #11

Congratulations, Samantha! You've won the giveaway #11. Email me your snail mail and I'll send your prize asap. My sister's name is also Samantha. Nice name!

SamieVt said...

You know that I simply adored your creations. You are such an inspiration to me. When I find myself in a creative slump I always find the push I need right here on your blog!

Happy Stamping!

Note Pad Holder

Hello, stampers! Today I'm showing a note pad holder I received at a Stampin'Up! Regional here in Vancouver 3 years ago. A lady I sat with gave it to me. She was so nice and I didn't even know her. I copy the measurements and made one out of Soft Suede cardstock.

I used the Damask Texturz Plate for the embossed background.

Here is the inside of the holder. The measurements are 5 1/2" x 7 1/2". Score at 3 1/4", 3 5/8" and 4".

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Summer fun Friday Giveaway #11

Hi, all! Happy Friday! Time sure fly this August. I can't believe we're more than half way through August already. Next Friday will be my last summer giveaway. Thank you all who faithfully visiting my blog everyday and commenting on my blog. It means a lot to me. Hope you all can join me next week for the last giveaway. But for today, I have this cute little pizza box to giveaway.
This pizza box holds four mini note cards. The set I use is a Ronald McDonald Very Thankful stamp set. Stampin'Up! will donate $2 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for every set sold. Stampin'Up! fundraiser have generated more than $2,000,000 us for charities around the globe. You can help with the fundraiser too when you buy this stamp set. I use the In Color Polka-dot ribbons for the cards and the box. Join my ribbon share of the Polka-dot ribbon. Click here for the details.

To win this pizza box simply comment on this post and I'll pick a name on Monday at 9pm Pacific Time. Have fun and good luck!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Card Of The Month

Happy Thursday! Today I want to share with you all the cards from the Card of the Month from my upline. Every month she sends me a card. These are all fabulous cards she sent me. Have a look and enjoy!

This card uses the Zoofari stamp set (retired).

This card uses the Embrace Life stamp set.

This card uses the Just Buzzin' By stamp set.

This card uses the level 3 hostess set The More The Merrier.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 17 August 2009

Winner of the Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #10

Congratulations, Julie! You've won the giveaway #10. Please email me your snail mail and I'll send your prize out to you.

Julie A. said...Beautiful card Deanna:)

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Baby Shower Gift

Happy Saturday! I went boating today with my husband and other people from our church. We road on the canoe and it was tiring. It was fun though and it was nice to do something without kids for once.

I went to a baby shower last night. This was the gift I gave to the baby. I make a paint can for every baby when they are born. Very nice and useful for keeping little baby things in for memory. I know lots of moms love this paint can and I do too.

I used the It's A Boy Simply Scrapin' Kit (retired) to make the paint can, a Top Note album and a card. I don't have anymore matching ribbons left so I just used what I got.

A close up of the card. I used the Baby's First (retired) stamp set. I'll never sell this set. It is so cute!

A close up of the Top Note album. I wanted an album that is small enough to fit in the can so I used the Top Note die to make it. The image of the baby was from the Welcome, Little One (retired) stamp set. The sentiment on the card was from this set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #10

Happy Saturday! A Friday giveaway on a Saturday. Didn't have much time to stamp this week. Taking care of 5 children is a lot of work. I really admire those who have 5 or more children of their own and are able to be a SU demonstrator. Three children are good enough for me.

Are ready for another giveaway? I'm giving away this card with some random colours of scallop circles pieces for you to make your own cards with. The image is from the Razzle Dazzle stamp set and I use the In Colour markers to colour the flowers. I'm so glad SU came up with the markers for the In Colour.

To win this simply comment on this post and I'll pick a name on Monday 9 pm Pacific Time. Good luck and have a great weekend!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Razzleberry Lemonade Box

Happy Wednesday! Hope you all having a great week so far. Mine is very busy with babysitting my two nieces. The littlest one is a handful. She would not follow anyone but me and Jarod and Faith are dying to carry her. Right when I pass her to them she'll cry. Poor Jarod and Faith. They really want to carry her.

What do ya think of this cute little box? It is great for putting some sweet stuff, candles, lotion set and any other small things you can think of. Cute little gift to give away. I filled mine with some pink M&Ms.

Here is the side view of the box. Don't you just love the new Rich Razzleberry In Colour paper and the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP? When I saw the DSP paper in June I wasn't sure if I will like it but I'm glad I order it. It is so much prettier IRL.

Here is a closer view of the Cherry Blossom die flower. I cut two flowers out and cut one of the middle out and mount it together. Put a Rhinstone brad in the middle and mount the flower to the box. The leaves are the Little Leaves die. Now I don't have to make my own leaves and stems or spending a lot of time cutting them. Love my Big Shot!

Papers- rich razzleberry cs, razzlebery lemonade DSP, whisper white cs, textured certainly celery cs
Ink- rich razzleberry
Accessories- rhinestone brad, Sizzlix Embosslits CherryBlossom die, Sizzlits Little Leaves die, polka0-dots grosgrain ribbon, wide oval punch, Crop-a-dile, large eyelets, eyelet border punch, corduroy brad

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Winner of the Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #9

Well, Jo Ann! Congratulations! You've won the giveaway #9! Please email me your snail mail at and I'll send the butterfly card and some butterflies dies out to you.

Jo Ann said...

Even if I didn't ever win any of your give aways, thank you so much for sharing all of your great ideas with us. I love them all.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Another Daisy Card

Happy Sunday! Another daisy die card today. Love my Big Shot! I use it so much and I don't know if I can live with out it now.

Stamp- It's Your Birthday
Papers- whisper white, Bermuda bay, crushed curry, DSP
Ink- basic black
Accessories- Big Shot, Daisies #2 die, 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon, 1/2" circle punch, corner punch

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Beautiful Cottage!

Last Saturday we went to my sister's cottage at Cultus Lake. It is so beautiful there. We had so much fun. We did a lot of swimming that day and I got a sunburn. Very rare I get that. Boy, was it painful for a few days. My DH kept on touching it.

My sister and her friend bought this place and they are renting it out. Here is the link of info and more picture of the cottage.

One of the two bedrooms.

One of the two bathrooms.

Kitchen and dining area. Please, excuse the mess. Can't you tell we were there? lol

Living room area. Picture taken from the loft.

Here is the back side of the Tree House. Where the umbrellas are that is where the swimming pools are.

Kiddies pool.

Adult pool.

One of the two hot tub.

To book your vacation, please email

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 7 August 2009

In Colour Polka-Dot Ribbon Share

This is a very inexpensive way to have all the ribbon you want without spending a fortune. If you were to buy all 6 colour of the polka dots ribbons it would cost you about $110. That is a real hefty price tag.

What I am proposing for this share is you get 3 yards of each colour for $22. You get all six colours with the total of 18 yards. That's enough yardage to make what you like without too much left over. All we need is five people to join together or five orders to make this work. Shipping is included in the price! Great deal!

1/2 inch Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon

Rich Razzle Berry

Soft Suede

Bermuda Bay

Dusty Durango

Crushed Curry

Melon Mambo

Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #9

Happy Friday everyone! Ready for another giveaway? Today I'm giveaway this card and some butterflies die cuts so you can use them to make your own cards.

To enter to win this simply comment on this post and I'll pick a name on Monday 9pm Pacific Time. Good luck!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Felt Daisy Flower Card

Hi, stampers! Happy Thursday! Today's card have a felt daisy flower on it. Isn't pretty? I ran a piece of felt through the Big Shot with the Flower, Daisies #2 and then put a Corduroy Button through the hole. I used a glue dot to glue it to the card.

Did you know that you can dye the Corduroy buttons that Stampin'Up! sells? You just need a few drops of refill ink (your choice of colour) and a few drops of water in a lid or a painter's palette. Mix it well and dip the button in the ink refill. Dab of some access liquid off with a paper towel and let the button dry. I used the Kraft colour button and dye it yellow. The Kraft button is the lightest colour buttons they have.

Here is a close up of the daisy.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Daisy Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday everyone! I thank the Lord for cool day today. We really need it. BC has banned campfires at the campgrounds due to the hot weather. Thankfully when we went we're able to have a campfire. I can't imagine camping without campfire.

I used a Flower Daisy #2 die to make this card. I used the circle from the middle of the daisies that was die cut as polka dots on the card. I don't know the reason why these daisies have such big holes in the middle. It makes it hard for to put a brad in the middle. There's got to be a reason but I don't know it. Any clue anyone?

Stamp- It's Your Birthday!
Papers- whisper white, melon mambo, pink pirouette DSP
Inks- basic black, pretty in pink
Accessories- striped pink pirouette grosgrain ribbon, Flower Daisies #2

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Winners of the Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #7 and #8

Congratulations, Rebecca! You've won the Summer Fun Friday giveaway # 7. Please send me your snail mail and I'll send you the prize soon.

rebecca said...

this is such a great your blog...

Congratulations, Rita! You've won the Summer Fun Friday Giveaway #8. I have your address so I'll be sending your prize out soon.
Rita said...

Never been camping & never will...just not for me, give me the comfort of modern convience & a nice soft bed! I'm afraid of bugs never mind critters, hahaha!!! I truely admire those of you who can, I'm sure you have a blast. Wow I luv this ribbon, looks awesome, thanks for the chance!

Congratulations, ladies! Thank you all for commenting on my blog.

BTW most of you do not like camping at all. I have always thought that everyone or most people likes camping. I guess I was wrong. The only thing I don't like about camping are the mosquitoes. They love me but I hate them. I didn't get any mosquito bite at the Manning Park camping. I got it at our church Camp YES! Junior Week camping and that was cabin camping. I have some videos of the kids and their counselors singing "I'm In The Lord's Army" in their own versions. I'll have to figure out how to post it here. Have a good day!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

NSR (not stamping related): My husband's blog

My husband has been so good to us. He hasn't worked a full time job in 6 months. Everything he has done to earn money is part time and really difficult for him. I can see the sorrow in his eyes when he is sad. I know it bothers him a lot and he hides it so well from everyone except me.

Just recently he put up a blog that advertises his design/layout skills. He focuses on church bulletins for some local churches and would like to expand his services internationally. Everything is done through email without having to step foot out or into an office. If you know of a church or even your home church that needs some design work done you can contact him at You can view his blog here. Have a look and tell me what you think.