September 30, 2008
September 28, 2008
Tonight is my first Marker Club and as only one lovely lady registered, I'm going to make it extra special for her! I can't wait to show you tomorrow what we made! (new technique learned and instant gift all in one night!) Technique Club has one spot left if anyone is interested.
Thanks so much for all of your well wishes,; you have no idea how much they mean to me and my family:)
September 27, 2008
September 25, 2008
September 18, 2008
September 14, 2008
October 4th is World Card Making Day... and you thought I was making that up! In honour of this day (which I think should become a recognized holiday here in BC:) Stampin' Up is offering a promotion on the Simply Sent Card Kits and Card Elements during the week of October 4th- 11th! By clicking on the image, you will be taken directly to Stampin' Up's flyer on this promo! You will receive 20% off the items on Pg 176-177 of the catalogue.
As a teacher, I feel it very important to recognize this day of importance, LOL, how pathetic of an excuse was that???? Anyway, I will be holding a Stamp-a-Stack Class on Wednesday October 8th from 7:30- 10:30pm. For $15 we will make 15 cards (5 designs, three of each design). The themes choices on these cards will include: Halloween, Birthday, Condolence, Thank You, and Christmas, Anniversary, Congratulations, and New Baby. This is a great way to get your card supply prepped for upcoming events. (no more spending $6 a card for the last minute card from the drugstore)
September 13, 2008
Although it may look like I'm not doing much right now, I actually have got a ton done! The only problem is that by the time that I emerge from my "playroom" at 9:30pm, the lighting is not optimal for taking pictures! I have three cards that I'm really excited about showing you, but I refuse to ruin the surprise for people in my Technique Club. (we'll be making all 3 on Wed the 17th at Club night!) There are still 3 spaces left, so if you're someone who knows they'll spend $25 a month for the next 8 months, then this is for you! You'll receive the hostess benefits ($20 in free merchandise and a free Level I hostess set) on one of the eight months! If you committ to spending $50 a month, I'll even let you choose 2 of the hostess months! We'll always complete at least 2 cards, ususally 3, applying a new technique that you learn that night. If for some reason you can't make it, you are welcome to come on "Crop Night" to complete your cards for free! If neither of those times work for you, I'll put your card supplies away and you can pick them up with your order to complete at home. (I'll post pictures of club cards after club night has been held)
This was a card that I cased on one of the first nights after school had started. My brain was too fried to create, but I knew I needed some unwind time so I decided to case! I love the Kraft paper in this card. It is so fitting with the Inspired by Nature stamp set!
September 11, 2008
September 07, 2008
- One package of Designer Series Paper (your choice of colours $11.75 )
- 12 Sheets of 12 X 12 Card Stock (Your choice of colours $5.38 value)
- One Anywhere Glue Stick ($2.47 value)
- Sticky Strip ($8.25 value)
- One Sanding Block ($2.25 value)
- enough chipboard to make your cover letters and front/ back cover of your organizer ($6 value)
- Bind-It-All Coil
- Use of my Bind-It-All Machine to bind your organizer
- Use of my Big Shot Machine to make chipboard letters for your cover
*Note the cost of the class is cheaper than ordering these supplies individually with taxes and shipping... so the class is essentially free!
RSVP by September 7th to ensure arrival of supplies prior to class!
September 05, 2008
On another note, as of Tuesday, Stampin' Up will be offering online ordering! This is not a means of replacing me as I won't let you get rid of me that easily...teehee. It will just allow you the convenience of placing your order at all times of the day. The only thing to remember is that if I'm offering a special specific to me and not through Stampin' Up, you'll have to place your order directly through me to receive your discount! Check it out on Tuesday afternoon by accessing my SU website at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/northshorestamper.
Your Holiday Mini Catalogue should be arriving any day now if you are one of my customers. If for some reason you don't get yours give me a call... it is awesome! All of the info on the new Big Shot is in it as well. I'll be putting up a fabulous offer on the new Big Shot this weekend so if this is something you're contemplating purchasing let me know!
Now... back to work on my project:)
(I just realized this post says an awful lot without saying anything at all:)
September 03, 2008
2 egg whites
½ cup of sugar
1 ¼ cups coarsely ground pistachios
1 ½ cups shredded coconut
4 oz dark chocolate (65-70%)
¼ cup whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350°. In medium bowl, mix egg whites, sugar, pistachios, and coconut. Form into 1 ½” balls. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool. Heat cream in small sauce pan over medium to high heat until bubbles form. Add chocolate, stir until smooth. Dip each macaroon in chocolate. Place in fridge until chocolate sets.