Thursday, December 10, 2009

creative box

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I had a blast with a bunch of fabulous ladies a couple of weekends ago. Leica Forrest taught us to use Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a "new" way.

The flowers are available at $1 store and spraying with glimmer mist is an easy way to match up colors and make ones you need... The Tulle is also sprayed with GM as well - so love this box, once again, it looks better in person!

here are other ones created by some fabulous ladies


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this bum's me out really bad...

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I have been working hard faxing, email, phoning, visiting - using all and any spare (what is that?!) time to try and gather donations for my Children's Christmas Store.

i sat and filled out a 4/5 page form for Air Canada, answering and writing tons of information and this is what i get... really, did they even read what i wrote, check out the website - make any calls. I get a PFO (please *forget* our reading...)letter that really is about saying no to kids... Perhaps i am being overly sensitive, just really not happy right now with Air Canada - a more personalized PFO than this one!! All the travel we have given them... hrumph!!

Linda Shewchuk
Founder
Good Tidings 4 u

Dear Linda Shewchuk,

You submitted a proposal seeking Air Canada's support.

We read your proposal with interest and upon careful consideration, we are regrettably unable to provide the requested support.

Air Canada receives many requests for donations and sponsorships from many worthy charitable and non-profit organizations every year. The volume of requests obliges us to make difficult choices amongst the many commendable projects that are brought to our attention.

We do appreciate your consideration of Air Canada as a partner in your efforts and extend our best wishes for the success of your endeavours.

Sincerely,

Suzana Bulhoes
Community Investments Manager


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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fonts

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Do you ever get where you are looking for that perfect font to go with your creation? well, look no more - this is a site you need to bookmark.

dafont

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Monday, November 30, 2009

December: Notice the Details

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is 1378 Notice the Details - a set of 41 stamps - yes 41!!. If you are interested in this stamp set, please contact me.
BELOW is an Art holder - this is on my fridge - one for each of my girls. I did not add photo's yet onto the page as i wanted you to see the stamping etc. My plan is to put up a new picture each month along with changing artwork as it arrives. The girls are thrilled with my latest creation... stay posted for more to come.


Please look around my site and if you see something you like, great... If you are looking for something in particular then just ask... it is probably complete, just not posted. I LOVE creating & helping others find their inner artist!
Now, buckle up and enjoy the creative hopping - click on this link to get to Jessica's Blog if you get lost along the way, click here to find a list of all "hopping" participants.
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Creative Interior

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I love this site, wow what incredible talent, creativity - the awe of it all!! to have this talent, what a more colorful world i would have!

Enjoy! Igotchacovered


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kid's Activities

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Awesome kid site - full of activities, ideas, coloring - tons of stuff and a great search option as well - i am sure this will become a bookmarked site for you as well.

enjoy: woojr

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Homemade Cleaners

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I love finding new things, fun things and most of all love it when these apply to the task of cleaning! Sometimes just cranking up the stereo and hitting the hosework path, doesnt' cut it - saving money and helping the environment kicks it up a notch... bam! (a little Emeril there)

Enjoy this Cleaner site & pass on my blog link to all your friends & family as well! Have an Awesome Day!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

UP for an Adventure book?

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If you have not had the awesome opportunity of watching the new movie UP - you so have too!!! It is such a great show, with a message in it for everyone - go discover what your message is. here is a link I happened on - you can do it for your kids, or better yet, you can "scrapbook" one for you! Think of all the possibilities, so want to see all your pictures of your creativity!

adventure book

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Everything Girl

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I know I have a "hormonal" daughter in my life, and one I hope will break the pattern - lol... anyway, I came across this awesome site and really wanted to share with all of you!

Enjoy this Canadian site!



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Friday, November 13, 2009

WD 40 uses

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I received the email that has been going around lots about WD40 uses, well i didnt' just want to forward it, post it, anything until I had checked it all out - dont' want anyone damaging anything..... so curiousity got the best of me - what an awesome find...
2000 + uses - that's right - who really knew?!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Clever Ideas Worth knowing

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Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of
spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.


For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.


Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.


Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!


Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm.
This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.


Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up.
Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.
Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.


Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.
You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in
a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food
moist and help it reheat faster.


Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers,
put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and for-
get about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not
get through wet newspapers.


Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... ta da! ... static is gone.


Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.
Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such
as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.


Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Re open ing envelopes
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.


Conditioner
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.


Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!


Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed How 'bout stink bugs?

INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material .. I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like. Well ... the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the drye r sheets to make your clothes soft and static free ... that nice fragrance too. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box ... well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very longtime (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!
Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it .. the water ran right thru the screen! There wasn't any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK.
NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE'S HOME, BUT IT COULD SAVE a life!


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Thursday, November 5, 2009

STAMPGANZA - Buy 2 - Third is FREE

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WHETHER YOU’RE A LONG-TIME FAN OF STAMPS OR ARE
just venturing into this fun hobby, now is the perfect time to
grab some My Acrylix® decorative stamp sets! From November
3–30, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B,
C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a third
stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a
savings of up to $22.95 US /$28.50 CAN! Choose from any stamp
set offered in any 2009 Idea Book or the current Product Review.
Take advantage of this month’s great offer to add to your
assortment of these innovative stamps.

*Shipping/handling apply. Offer valid November 3–30, 2009. Stamp sets available as the FREE set include
A, B, C, and D-size sets only. E-size, customizable (K), Art & Soul® and Stamp of the Month are not
available as the free set. Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A , B,
C, D, and E-size sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include Stamp of the
Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the Go™, and customized (K) stamps.

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

November Blog Hop - D1377

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is D1377 Around The Block - a set of 26 stamps - yes 26!!. If you are interested in this stamp set, please contact me.
BELOW is Light Switch plates (around $1 at hardware stores).
I created one for Shanae & one for Christina's bedroom - so much fun added to their funky rooms.


Please look around my site and if you see something you like, great... If you are looking for something in particular then just ask... it is probably complete, just not posted. I LOVE creating & helping others find their inner artist!
Now, buckle up and enjoy the creative hopping - click on this link to get to Chris' Blog if you get lost along the way, click here to find a list of all "hopping" participants.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Recipes - Copied from Restaurants

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OMG - love this new link... You know when you go to a restaurant and then later wish you coul djust make that at home as you can't make the drive, or don't have the restaurant in your area - well here ya go... (especially for us local country folks :)
http://www.copykat.com/
If you have tried one of these recipes, let us know which one and what you thought of it.
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Free Magazine Subscription – US Only

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Bummer for us Canadians, but for all my USA friends – here's a Free Magazine link for you.

Hurry over, limited quantities....

http://cbswatchmagazine.com/subscribers/

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

more H1N1 info...

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I know I am still researching and finding facts - remember a well-informed decision is the right decision for anyone.

I know that everyone has the right to make the decision for themselves & their family - i KNOW you will make the right decision! I am looking at all pro's & con's to help me with my children's decision - arghhhh... I am glad we are given the right to choose, but this one is a head scratcher - I want to do the best for my girls...hmmm
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=851

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM182242.pdf

Thanks to all that are sendign me info, and allowing communication. Knowledge is power!
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Monday, October 26, 2009

H1N1 – Questions & Answers

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Like you, I too want to know if my kids & family should get the flu shot – what the flu shot is about, get a bunch of my questions answered.

Here are a couple of websites that are a good starting point in working out some Pro's & Con's.
We all need to make our own decisions, this is hopefully some helpful information to help you with decision making.

http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/10/19/swine-flu-fiasco/2/

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5415984n&tag=api

If you have had the shot or not, would love to hear your comments, experiences... Thanks for tuning in.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meal Planner

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This is awesome - Canadians - just enter the zip code: 90210 and voila, it works for you! Just share my blog to all those other fabulous moms, sisters, aunties, daughters, grandma's just like you out there!!!

too cool - i just entered in next weeks menu - pdf print out and dinner/recipes are ready...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

File Folder

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This is a little file folder i created for my friend Leigh. i was able to finally hand-deliver it to her in person. We have been talking on the phone, email & webpages, but never had the opportunity for a face-to-face. Well, all that changed Sept 13, 2009 when i flew to Thunder Bay to meet her and drive down with some fabulous new-found friends to MN for Scrapfest 2009.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Schrader Wedding Album

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I am absolutely honored to create this custom wedding album for an amazing couple. Hope you all find a little love, inspiration and perhaps that needed mojo to get creative. If you need help, just ask... Custom Orders are encouraged here :)

please scroll down to leave me a comment or question(s)... thanks

Moira - a sneak peek for you my dear friend - have an Awesome Thanksgiving weekend with your family - Hugs and you know I love ya and am thrilled to have you back in my life...something to be said about friendships that started as a kid and survived all through changes, misses, different directions, etc. Small World & how it comes right back!

video

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is D1376 Holiday Warmth a set of 11 stamps.

BELOW is my Clipboard (Z1291) $13.50
I created one for Shanae & Christina's to record their memories, post Santa picture & Store the letters to Santa...

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This blog hop was created so that you can see several different types of projects created while using the same Stamp Set. If you are interested in this Stamp set, please contact me so that i can offer you different pricing points.
Please look around my site and if you see something you like, great... If you are looking for something in particular then just ask... it is probably complete, just not posted. I LOVE creating & helping others find their inner artist!
Now, please go hopping - This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

D1376, Clipboard, ribbon, embossing, glitter, paper piecing, Heat embossing



Now "Hop" on over to Kristie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the October SOTM is only available until October 31st. Contact me to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!
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If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, click HERE for a complete list of participating blogs.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wedding Album

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I love doing these albums, you can't help but smile and feel full of love while creating these pages. I have created a few of these now - they are 6x6 albums that the happy couple can add photo's to the pages. A-Z albums are such a treasure.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Itsy Bitsy Spider

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Awhile back, I hosted a swap - it was to be a 2 page 9x9 layout - you were to put a story that you love to read with your kids... This was one of my all-time favorite swaps. i did 2 different stories so that i could have two completed books for my girls.

Celebrate your love of reading and create a memory book... imagine, a storyteller (me) making a book about storytelling!! Love it! Places for your pictures or journalling - what a great gift to a new family as well.



Friday, September 25, 2009

Gather with Grace 4 1/2" × 4 1/2" Card

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Wishes: Corner Shop™

Materials Needed
D1369 My Acrylix® Delightful Things
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1217 2 - Antiqued Copper Brads
Z1114 Piercing Tool Kit

Paper Dimensions
Base 4 1/2" × 9" Cocoa Cardstock
A 4" × 4" Twilight B&T Duos® Paper
B 3/4" × 4 1/2" Cocoa Cardstock
C 2 1/4" × 2 1/4" Large Floral B&T Duos® Paper (back side)
Helpful Hints

Use these helpful hints to assemble the card featured above. For more detailed information on how to assemble the featured card, refer to the Wishes: Corner Shop™ pattern.

* Using Cocoa ink, stamp the large corner image in the top left corner of piece A, stamp the sentiment in the center of piece C, and stamp the vine border along the center of piece B.
* Using Cocoa ink and second generation stamping, stamp the large flower in the bottom right corner of piece C.
* Using the piercing tool, create a row of five holes along the bottom of piece C, placing them about 1/2" from the bottom.
* Assemble the card according to the pattern on page 39.
* Attach two brads in the top left corner of piece C.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Creations Cube

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Had some fun with this one, love all the color and had some of this paper in my "leftover" pile and it just said work it.... so I did.
My Creations Cube - Z1152 - $6.25

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Arizona layout

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this layout is of me & the girls in Arizona. It is on the wall in the sunroom - love it!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Soooooooo Excited!!!

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I now have my Lia Sophia website up and running!!

Super excited as the Jewellery is amazing. The prices are phenomenal. There are 173 styles $35 & under.... 339 styles $50 & under...
now, you know why I became an Advisor - you can own some of the hottest accessories out there, even the stars love to wear Lia Sophia.

You can complement your wardrobes, increase style while watching the budget. The slides are a fantastic value - the look wonderful on chains, cords and omegas, and can be a distinctive look. Long necklaces can be worn doubled, layered or mixed - get multiple options out of a single piece.

Want a catalog - please contact me so we can make arrangements. Online parties can be held in the comfort of your home as well, so even if you are near or far, you can share in expanding your jewellery collection. Interested in becoming an Advisor (oh you will not regret it), it is $140 + taxes for the month of Sept. (Regular is $165)... that's right - the starter kit you receive has 24 pieces & is over $1100 regular product pricing!!! Now that is a DEAL


Genuine mother-of-pearl, silver baroque filigree, onyx, freshwater pearls, Tiger's eye, quartz, Gold, Silver, Color - something for everyone!!

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