Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bugaboo Stamps, Stampin`Up, Blog Awards, I rock, A New Winner

Hello All, I am back, this is going to be a bit of a marathon post...so grab some coffee (or wine, depended on the time of day, I guess it is always 5:00 somewhere) and stick around!!! yay!! ha ha ha, I have been super busy with work and trying to keep my life together! It's sad that the one thing that helps me keep my calm and togetherness (scrapping) I don't have time to do at the times when I need it most!! ha ha ha...anyways...
I have a bit of big news for everyone...I decided to take the plunge and become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator!! WOW!! I'm soo excited, it's a whole new world of cardmaking and scrapping! I have known Stampin' Up for a while, but never actually owned much of their stuff.  I recently had my own workshop at my house and had a blast...there is so much stuff to choose from, and the product is such great quality. I just couldn't help myself!! Anyway, I can't wait to get started! So...with that being said If anyone needs a "supplier" ha ha ha...I am more than happy to help you out with that, and if you are in the Calgary Area, I would be more than happy to help you host a Stampin' Up party...great way to get some free product and play with what Stampin' Up has to offer!!
So I got my First stampin' up order (just one of I'm sure tons more)...I got the Many Marvelous Markers set, and the markers are awesome!!! So I coloured my bugaboo stamp with them. They are great (both bugaboo and the markers), I love the colours!! This was my first attempt, so I mean it wasn't THAT hard, seeing how it turned out not too bad, but there are some things that I definitely learned from the first time!! Anyways, this is my card:

Recipe: Spellbinders lebels ten, Whimsy Ticket Sentiments Rock On (digi), Bugaboo Stamps `Deacon Swing`(digi), Many Marvelous Markers Stampin' Up, Recollections brass brads, Blue hot rocks, I-rock Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo, Recollections cardstock, Sakura White Gel Pen.
I started by colouring my image and cutting it out, then cutting out my spellbinders and matted them. With the ticket sentiments, I printed them from my computer, and used my little sponges to "distress" the ticket (and the edges of the light brown cardstock) and then scraped away at the edges of both tickets with my scissors to further make them look older, I then coloured the hearts in on the sentiment in red.  I faux stitched around the edge of the brown spellbinder, and then affixed my brads and hot rocks.
This was the first time that I used my I rock tool (truthfully, I added them after I was finished the card becuase I finally received it in the mail yesterday). It is soo awesome, I totally love it...so easy way less muss and fuss and hoping that you put your gem down in the right place...Love it!! official Review!! ha ha ha...I actually ended up winning my I-Rock tool on the Imaginisce blog as a weekly giveaway, I couldn't have been more excited!!! yay, so I got to play with it a little bit. Also, just a heads up, Imaginisce is showcasing their new line `little Cutie` on their blog all week, and it is adorable and the DT is absolutely fantastic!  There is tons of amazing amazing inspiration, and they are having a few giveaways in the mix also!!  You should definately go and check it out!!!
Anyways, Through my blog hop with Jacqueline , she bestowed on me the honour of versatile blogger!! Yay!! I can`t believe it!!  How crazy!!

The rules state I must - Thank the person who sent you this blog award (done) - List 7 things about yourself (see below) - Send this to 15 other bloggers. 
Things about me:
1. I am Canadian.
2. I am a new Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
3. I also work Full time as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room.
4. My Mom and Dad (divorced) both have homes in the US that I visit regularly.
5. I have a one year old Daughter.
6. I am a recent believer in the Minivan's are Cool movement (made up to make myself feel better)
7. I love to Travel.
15 other bloggers that Continue to Inspire me:
1. Alex - http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/
2. Jenne - http://fairycraftmama.blogspot.com/
3. Victoria - http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com/
4. TX Scrapper Mom - http://txscrappermom.blogspot.com/
5. Celeste - http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
6. CarrieAnn - http://theserendipitousscrapper.blogspot.com/
7. Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
8.Raven - http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/
9. Ruthie - http://www.septemberninth.blogspot.com/
10. Jin - http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/
11. The Cropping Canuck - http://thecroppingcanuck.blogspot.com/
12. Karen - http://thebusybug.blogspot.com/
13. Amber - http://stayingcrafty.blogspot.com/
14. Sparkly Pink Star - http://sparklypinkstar.blogspot.com/
15. Monica - http://simplycricutting.blogspot.com/

Now, I also received the Leibster Blog Award!!  Wow!!  I feel the love everyone, and thank you so much!  I was awarded this from Terri at My Need 2 Craft. Thank you so much Terri for the award, i feel so special to have gotten this from you!!!

About the Liebster Award:

This award was created for bloggers who have fewer than 300 followers, but put a lot of love and heart into their work. It is given to bring light to new blogs and its a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise be seen or ones you want to share with others.

As a recipient you must share the love and pay it forward by.

1- Create a post where you blog about the Liebster award and reveal your 3 to 5 blog picks.
2- Let them know you have chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog about the award.
3- Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4- Have the faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those you award this to.
5- Have fun!!!

It's super easy!!!  I follow tons of blogs, becuase there is just so much out there to see and be inspired by!  These are just a few of the blogs that I love to follow (in no particular order)! 

1. Tracy - http://adventures793.blogspot.com/
2. Becky - http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/
3. Deb C - http://bugjuiced.blogspot.com/
Wow!!  Thanks so much to everyone, all my followers and all the blogs that I follow for continuously inspiring and sharing with me your beautiful wokrs of art!! 
Now...for the final Item on my list of things to do today.  I never was contacted by my precvious winner, so I was foreced to choose a new one!!  *tear*  So i have used Random Org again (and still don`t know how to take a screen shot or whatever...but this is what happened:
True Random Number Generator
Powered by RANDOM.ORG
so, by my counting that means that it is: Oma!!  Congrats!!  Oma said: Hi Brenna!  I`m sure your daughter will love this card, it`s adorable``
Oma, You have three days to contact me, and I hope that you do...otherwise i will be forced to choose another number again!  I really want to mail this out by friday so you can play asap with it!!  Thanks so much for all you`r support my friends!!  looking forward to next time!! 
Submitted at: Catch the Bug Challenge Blog: Four or More Layers
Getting Kricky with K Andrews: Inspired Hearts


  1. Congratulations on becoming a SU demonstrator and best wishes for much success! Will we get to see more creations now or is it gonna have you so busy you won't have time for us in blogland?

  2. I was just informed that I won by a new follower of my blog who saw my name here. Whoo Hoo - I will email you my snail mail addy. Congrats on becoming a new SU demonstrator.

  3. Thank you so much for the award ! I will display it proudly on my award page ! Love you blog, I think I am your newest follower :)

  4. You're welcome and congrats - super cute card -

  5. Super cute coloring with your new SU markers! They are fun, aren't they?! I love mine! Congrats on taking the plunge to be a demo! :0)

  6. Great project! I love my SU markers. I have last year's colors before they retired a bunch and haven't gotten some of the newer ones, but I use them all the time. I love using the fine tip for writing or creating little doodles and stitching lines that match my project. Thanks so much for thinking of me for the fun award!!! I laughed pretty hard at the minivans are cool movement comment, and really enjoyed reading a few tidbits about you. Congrats on your new SU demo status and I hope you enjoy it and have some success :)

  7. Thank you so much for the award!

    Congrats on becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator!

  8. Great job on your card. I love SU also
    Thanks for playing in the Simply Sunday challenge at Getting Cricky
    Getting Cricky DTM

  9. Absolutely adorable!!!! Love the colors and papers you worked with! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our 4 layer challenge! I hope to see you again!

  10. Thank you ever so much for joining in with us at Bugaboo with our Lots of Layers challenge.

  11. This card is just adorable--in every way! I love it!
    Thank you so much for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge.

    All the Cricky Best,
    K Andrew

  12. Great projects here on this blog. I would love to see something from you in my blog hop! Come check it out, it is all about trying something new.

  13. Thanks for the blog award! You ROCK! Thanks!!!


  14. OMG, Brenna....Thank you for thinking of my for the Versatile Blogger award from so long ago. I have been a "BUSY BUG" ;-) for the last month! YOU ROCK!