Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Monday!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to scoop some AWESOME deals from the Online Extravaganza!!!

CLICK HERE to see the entire list of products on sale

THESE are the Door Crashers specials for today … (*** have the magnetic platform yet???  35% off!!!)

Canadian Customers - CLICK HERE to go to my online store to have your items shipped directly to your door.  Every customer (placing an order less than $200) who enters the hostess code 2CU9FPDK at the checkout will receive a special gift from me.  (Orders over $200 still get a gift but please don't enter the hostess code or you won't get your free spending!!)

Don't wait!!  Order today, get some great deals and have your products next week!

I'm off to work the book fair at Alicia's school so I guess MY Cyber Monday shopping will have to wait! *lol*

Have a stampy day!


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2017 Paper Pumpkin Desk Calendar Download

Happy Wednesday!

Not too much to report today - few errands to run then doing some Project Life at the Senior Residence.  Nice, relaxing, heart warming day :)

I DO have a nice little gift to share with you today …

Did you manage to scoop one of the ADORABLE desk calendar kits from Paper Pumpkin last year? 
If you weren't a subscriber you likely didn't get one - they sold out FAST - like record time fast!

If you were one of the lucky ones SU has a little treat for you … an updated, 2017 calendar, you can download, print and decorate to use again this year. Heck, even if you DIDN'T get the kit this is a cute little calendar you can use. Free is my favourite!

CLICK HERE to download yours.  Post a picture under the comments and let me see what you do with it!

Pop in again soon.  Have a stampy day!


Monday, November 21, 2016


Happy Monday!!

Today is the day!  The one-week-only sale starts, with select items up to 40% off!
Today ONLY scoop these door crasher deals!!!

CLICK HERE to see the entire list of products on sale.

Canadian customers CLICK HERE to go to my online store to have your items shipped directly to your door.

Every customers (placing an order less than $200) who enter the hostess code 2CU9FPDK at the checkout will receive a special gift from me!

Don't wait!  Order today, scoop some great deals and have your products next week!!

Thanks for popping in. Come back soon to see that last Stamp-a-Stack card that I finished with 19 hours to spare.  I kinda love it :)

Have yourself a stampy Monday!


Saturday, November 19, 2016


Happy Saturday!

I'm thrilled to report I'm "this" close to having my final crd designed for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack … which is tomorrow … in 25 hours *lol*.  Ya, ya … flying a little close to the sun this month.  I ALMOST cracked it last night but by 9:00 pm I was actually dizzy I was so tired.  Apparently 3 hours of sleep a night isn't enough for me!  Go figure lol.  Stay tuned for a post on what I come up with.  I the mean time I totally forgot to actually POST my draft of the upcoming Online Extravaganza.  (Sheesh Tam - wonder why you haven't made your first million yet!! )

So … without further adieu I present to you the annual, ONE WEEK ONLY, Online Extravaganza that starts on MONDAY ...

As always, there are 24-hour Door Crasher items available the first day and last day of the sale.

MONDAY ONLY these items are on offer…

Check out the FULL WEEK LONG SALE ITEMS here

The LAST DAY DOOR CRASHER ITEMS (Nov 28th) are these …
If you are ordering through my online store here please use the hostess code of  2CU9FPDK at the checkout and I will send you a little something in the mail.   If your order is $200 or more do NOT use the code - I will still send you a gift, but at $200 you will earn free spending and if you enter the code you won't be able to redeem it!

I'm off to finish that last card.  Pop in again soon … and have a stampy Saturday!


Friday, November 18, 2016

Ombre Stampin’ Pads by Stampin’ Up!

Happy Friday!

I know I've been ignoring you lately.  Sorry!  It has REALLY been "one of THOSE weeks" … and today will be no better … running until bedtime.  Actually, I should have woken the kids 5 minutes ago so I'll type and run ..

The Ombre pads just HAPPEN to be on the BIG SALE that is happening next week.  Check out the video and text/email me with how many you want!

Have an awesome weekend - Ill post as soon as I can!


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Plaid Christmas Pines

Happy Saturday!

Had a FAB night with a grey group of seven ladies last night.  Seriously.  What is it about women getting together with women that just "resets" everything??  LOVE my ladies!

Today I wanted to share my new all-time favourite Christmas card.  Yes.  I know.  My favourite is ALWAYS my most recent.  I figure this one will be my favourite until some time tomorrow, when I create another one *lol*.  I'm so transparent hee hee.

Ready?  I'll start with Version I … which I loved ...Here it is …
I LOVED it … until I looked at it for an hour.  After an hour I decided I strongly LIKE it but it just needed a LITTLE something more .. nothing too crazy … just a LITTLE … but what???  … and then it came to me … it needed some Christmas Pine ...
BAM!  NOW I love it!!  … just keep staring at it.  Love it.  Love it.  Yup.  Love it.  That PLAID!  The plaid is what makes my soul happy!  (Wow.  pretty intense emotion there … I blame the upcoming Supermoon *lol*).

"Tamara!  Where do you come UP with these fantastic ideas??!!", I hear you cry.  Well … I spend a lot of time doing R&D (Research & Development).  A LOT of time.  (** R&D actually translates into Facebook and Pintrest … don't judge me … it works lmao!)

This card started OFF when I saw this lovely card made by Cat Christella …
Sooooo pretty!  I went down to the Craft Cave to see if I could make something similar for my Stamp-a-Stack next Sunday morning (still room for more stampers Edmonton peeps!).  After playing around this is what I ended up with …
TOTALLY different!  The only thing that is the same is the plaid DSP.  I love how one design can inspire others to either copy 100% or to use as a jumping off point.  I seriously started off with 100%.  I punched out a circle of the plaid DSP and a green tree, just like Cat's …. and then it changed and changed and changed.  LOVE that process (mind you my desk looked like a tornado had blown through it within the hour but so be it!).  Thank you Cat for the inspiration - I hope mine inspires others too!

Now for the deets on my version.

Standard card base 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Whisper White
Whisper White top layer of 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Basic Grey layer of 3 3/4" x5"
Basic Grey, Plaid and Whisper White Stitched Ovals made using the NEW Stitched Shapes framelits (A must own and only $40 for all these …)
The DSP is the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack …
I stamped the ornaments in Cherry Cobbler and Basic Grey from the Be Jolly, By Golly set …
(the string is from this set as well))

The pine is stamped in Smoky Slate from the Christmas Pines Set (25% off until the end of November 2016)
Finally, the banner is from Stitched with Love …

The ovals are attached to each other using good old snails adhesive but then the trio are popped up n dimensionals.  The banner is also popped up but just on the left hand side, so it is the same height as the trio.

I added clear Wink of Stella to the ornaments and the entire banner.  I was surprised the black didn't bleed, as I had stamped the sentiment in Memento ink … but I was happy.  The little pop of dazzle, along with the single rhinestone rely makes the card.

Love.  Love.  LOVE!

I THOUGHT I was done designing for my SAS … alas, I have deeply fallen OUT of love with one of the cards I designed (which I haven't shared yet).  Pop in again soon to see my "fallen from grace" card along with its replacement.  Until then, have a super stampy Saturday.  Thanks for doing by :) xo


Friday, November 11, 2016

Snappy Birthday!

Happy Friday!

… would be a little happier if I wasn't up at the crack of stupid-o-clock this morning.  Ugh!  Woke around 4:30 am (I KNEW I shouldn't have had that cup of tea at 8:00 pm!!) then wondered "did Craig put the soup in the fridge?"  at 6:00 am I couldn't take it anymore - I had to check *lol*.  Yes, he had.  Good thing - the soup was freaking delicious!  (I'll share the link at the end of the post - seriously yummy!)

So last week I was in the mood to craft … but needed a change from Christmas ANYTHING!  Just wanted to create.  Scanned my stamp collection and spotted one that had yet to be inked up.  GASP!  Unacceptable! … so out came the Hostess Set "Pun Intended".  Check out the cards I made with it ...

Fun!!!  The second one is kind of "meh" but I LOVE the first one!  It came together so quickly! 

 I stamped and cut out the camera from Pun Intended (I used Basic Grey ink and cut it out with my paper snips "old school")…

It's a Celebration and Calling all Heroes were used for the flashes (stamped in Crushed Curry)…

I then used my Basic Grey maker to ink up just the "Snappy" and stamped inside the flash images.

I used my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to bling the inside of the flashes … and added rhinestones to the smaller flashes.

I attached the top layer (4 3/4" x 3 1/2") to a Basic Grey layer (5" x 3 3/4") and popped the grey up on dimensionals.

For the second card I used the starburst from Kinda Eclectic.  

The card is ok - doesn't blow my hair back but it was fun to play and make a super quick card.  Might be a good one for a fella - nothing too fancy or busy.  I think it would be "Craig approved".

That's it for now - think I'll head to The Cave and see if I can make my last Stamp-a-Stack card for next weekend while everyone is still sleeping and before we head out to the Remembrance Day ceremony.  I just got my Stiched Shapes framelits and have a few ideas brewing.

Oh!  Before I got, here is that soup recipe I made last night.  It was a hit all the way around.  It goes in the "Keeper Pile"! (I just made it on the stove top, not the slow cooker)
Have yourself a stampy day!