Monday, March 21, 2011

Workshop Cards

So last week I held my first Stampin' Up! workshop! I acted as my own hostess for this one. I didn't have a lot of people come, but I think I am OK with that cause I was super nervous and probably wouldn't have done so well with a ton of people. Anyways we made two different cards, one focusing on the Sale-a-bration and another focusing just on things from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue. They are fairly simple because it was mostly all first timers at the workshop, but we had a good time and things went fairly well I think.

For the sale-a-bration "Thanks" card I used:

Melon Mambo Cardstock #119930
Melon Mambo Ink #115656
Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119688
Daffodil Delight Ink #119667
So Happy for You Stamp Set (sale-a-bration), clear #123220
Ice Cream Parlour Designer Series Paper #122242
Ice Cream Parlour Ribbon #123529
Lots of Tags Die #114508
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Bird "For All You Do" Card I used:
Baja Breeze Cardstock #119972
Bashful Blue Ink 105209
Old Olive Ink #102277
Old Olive Cardstock #119934
Whisper White Satin Ribbon #114616
Whisper White Cardstock #119952
Punch Potpourri (level 1 hostess set), clear #120124
For All You Do stamp set, #115360
Two step Extra-large Bird Punch #117191
That's all I have for now Ladies and Gents. Now it's off to work for four hours at the hospital this evening. Then a 12 hour day tomorrow, yuck! But I did that to myself haha, these weddings things cost money you know, and it's slowly creeping up!! Eeek 3 months and 4 days!
Happy Stamping
Elizabeth Emma

Sunday, March 20, 2011

To Our Brave Fallen Heroes

This is my fiance, Cody, who I love with all my heart and I am very proud of, and I don't think I tell him that enough.

On Thursday March 17th, 2011 in Cody's hometown of Listowel Ontario, two volunteer firefighters were killed in a fire that broke out at the Dollar Stop in the downtown.

30-year old Ray Walter of Listowel Fire Department and 56-year old Ken Rea of Atwood Fire Department were killed when the roof of the building collapsed while they were searching for victims.

The funerals for these gentlemen will take place this Thursday, March 24th, at the Listowel arena. There are as many as 12, 000 emergency personnel from all over North America expected to attend.
I would just like to take this opportunity to inform everyone how important volunteer firefighters are. They put their lives on the line every time the pager rings. They leave their families, and their Christmases, their dinners, and their memories to keep your family and your homes safe. They work hard, and the deserve recognition.
Next time you see a firefighter, a police officer, or a paramedic in your town, please give them a huge hug, from me, from you, from people everywhere, and tell them how much you love them and what an amazing job they are doing!!
I would like to send my condolences and my prayers to the Water and Rea families for their tragic loss. And also to members of both the Listowel and Atwood Fire Departments who both lost their brothers on that tragic day.
And Cody, I love you with all my heart. I hate that you have chose this career. But I love you and am proud of you and will support you in anything and everything you do.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Springtime Birthdays

Well my mother is going to kill me for posting about this, but recently (on Saturday) she turned the big 5-0 (shhhhh)!!!! Don't worry mom you don't look a day over 30!! ;)

I threw her a party, which turned out pretty good I think, lots of friends and family over. I love those moments! The house was full with people, it was 100 degrees, and complete chaos but we loved every minute of it. And she collected quite a few bottles of wine throughout the evening, which I think made turning 50 bearable.

Anyways enough of my rambling, to the point of my post. I made her a birthday card, and at special request from my dad I made her one from him too! Here they are! I just love them! I almost didn't want to part with them. That's my biggest stampin' problem...never wanting to part with the items I make because I just love them so much!

This card is so pretty if I may say so myself!
This one is my favourite! I absolutely love this stamp set! And the colours are so adorable!!
Mom Card
Old Olive Cardstock #119934
Old Olive Ink #102277
Sahara Sand #119946
Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper #121782 (Occasions Mini)
Mother of Mine Stamp #122195 (Occasions Mini)
Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die #115969
For You CardSahara Sand Cardstock #119946
Crumb Cake Ink #121030
Baja Breeze Cardstock #119973
Bashful Blue Ink #105209
Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper #121782 (Occasions Mini)
Easter Blossoms Stamp Set (clear) #122057 (Occasions Mini)
Vintage Flower Adornments #121879 (Occasions Mini)
Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die #114508

Sorry if I left any of the supplies out. If I am missing something or you would like more information please drop me a line. That's all for now ladies and gents.
Happy Stampin'
Elizabeth Emma

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Post-It Note Holders

These little post-it note holders are so adorable! I can't take credit for the idea though, I got the idea from Carla Brasher "The Southern Stamper"!! But they are just so adorable I couldn't resist trying them out for myself, and they turned out wonderful!!

Matching Pen!!

Well I think it's time for me to get ready for bed! I have a big weekend ahead of me! I am getting together will all the girls in my wedding party and we are putting together my wedding invites tomorrow! I have cut everything out (for the most part, have some to finish in th morning) and basically we are going to tie/glue everything together, address envelopes, have some wine and cheese and hopefully lots of giggles and laughs!!
Happy Stampin'!
Elizabeth Emma

Sharing ...

So on Tuesday evening my mom and I attended a card making class at a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's workshop, Carolyn Helder! We made these three beautiful cards, aren't they all just adorable, it's so hard to pick a favourite! Please enjoy!!

All three together, aren't they puuurrrtttyy?

All Aboard!! Child's Birthday Card! I love the colours, and this Stamp Set!!!

For You! Using Ice Cream Parlour paper from the Sale-a-bration mini!

Whoo, Whoo! Happy Birthday! Using the Owl Punch! Another thing I think I will have to invest in!! So cute!!
That's all for now ladies and gents, stay tuned for more!
Happy Stampin'!!
Elizabeth Emma

Happy Easter!

I just love Easter so much, the colours are always my favourite, cute pastels! And this stamp set is no exception to cuteness!! A Good Egg #114974 $29.95 is so versitle, and like I said it's just so absolutely adorable!

SuppliesBashful Blue Cardstock #119973
Bashful Blue Ink #105209
So Saffron Cardstock #119947
So Saffron Ink #105213
Whisper White Cardstock #119952
Whisper White Ribbon #114616
Stampin' Pastels #120962
Thanks for visiting ladies and gents, that's all I have for now, but stay tuned for many more Easter Cards, as I mentioned before I do love the colours (and this stamp set)!!!
Happy Stampin'!!
Elizabeth Emma