Saturday, December 19, 2009

And here is another MDS project I played with.....

What do you THINK????

Friday, December 18, 2009

My first project with Stampin Up! "My Digital Studio"

Well I thought I would give the My Digital Studio a try since I needed more photo Christmas cards. This one was easy peasy and is a 6X6 square and it only took me 10 minutes to put together. Now all I have to do is take it to a photo place and have them print them.

The My Digital Studio has tons of options for creating projects like cards, layout pages, albums and calendars. Contact me if you would like more information about purchasing and using the My Digital Studio or if you have a photo editing program like Photoshop how you can purchase Stampin Up downloads to add to your digital collection. The options are endless.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Christmas card and DVD tin album

I saw this somewhere on the web quite some time ago and cannot remember the source...I just loved the idea and the simplicity of this card.

Also, I did a DVD tin album class out at a friend's house in Wheatley and we had a great time and Kristy made the best Sunday brunch ever. Here is the tin......

Oh my gosh.....can't believe I have not posted since September.

I am so surprised that it was September 27th since the last time that I posted on my blog....yikes..I have been just so busy with everything. I have a couple of projects that I need to download. Hopefully, I will get to it tonight.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

T'was the Night Before Christmas Stampin UP! Event

Wow, can you believe it is already time to think about Christmas!!! We are so excited to announce the details of our upcoming Christmas card making event. Together, 10 wonderful Stampin Up! Demonstrators have teamed up to offer you the best stamping day you have had!!

Save Saturday October 24th for this fabulous event that will be held at CKCS! There will be 10 fabulous projects where you will learn new techniques, play with new products from our Idea book and mini catalogue, get a jump start on your Christmas cards and just have a day away.

We are sooooo excited about this event for so many reasons!!! We all love having a room filled with ladies laughing, listening to Christmas music and stamping!!! Also, this event is supporting the CKCS-Kids Christmas Project. What is this you ask…CKCS and Goodfellows team up every year to ensure that children/teens/parents of Chatham-Kent have something to put under the tree for Christmas.

That being said we will have lots of door prizes and we ask that if you bring a small toy or gift for a child/teen/parent that you will earn 2 extra ballots to be added to the door prize draw. Another way to earn extra ballots would be to get yourself and 5 friends together to book an entire table for our event.

Event size: 60 lovely ladies (these spots will fill up FAST so you’ll want to register early!!!)
Registration deadline is Monday October 12th, 2009 and tickets are $65/person.

To see the projects follow this photobucket link to view what all of the ladies have created for you: T'was the Night Before Christmas Project album. Check out all of the awesome creations.

What will you get!!!!!
*A day away stamping.
*Meet a wonderful group of ladies.
*Make 10 fabulous projects.
*Meet 10 creative demonstrators.
*Lunch and Snacks.
*A chance to win AMAZING PRIZES!!!
*You’ll be supporting a great cause.

We ask that you purchase your tickets in advance to reserve your spot. For tickets or if you have any questions about this exciting event please don’t hesitate to email or call and we will be more than happy to answer all of your questions.

Jackie Bultje

Alison Reid

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Needed a new look........

Hey Everyone,
I decided I needed a new blog look, so I checked out hot bliggity blog for a new free blog background. Let me know what you think. I tried a bunch but kept coming back to this one.

I have been busy in my craft room....I have done some cleaning, purging and re-organizing and of course crafting. I have been busy making cards. Some for coaches and some for upcoming classes that I have planned. Stay tuned!!!!

P.S. If you live locally, save the date of October 24th for a fabulous and exciting Stampin Up! event planned with 9 other SU demonstrators. You will not want to miss this!!!!! More information to follow SOON!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sweet Deal

Dates: September 1-November 30, 2009

Promotion Details:
I am excited to bring you this sweet deal for hostesses September through November:

  • Host a workshop totaling $330 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue for only $14! *Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.

October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers, this offer will become even sweeter:

  • Host a workshop of at least $525 and get My Digital Studio for 50% off the retail price (retail price: $106.95; promotional price: $53.47)!

*This sweet deal on top of the great hostess specials of free hostess sets and free products.

I am thrilled to bring you this very exciting hostess promotion. In fact, I would love to make sure that you get great rewards at your workshop! Let's start planning your Holiday Mini workshops today - give me a call and we can set aside some time to have a party at your place or mine!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Wow..have you seen the new holiday mini??

Let me know if you need a copy of the *NEW* holiday mini catalogue. There are some fabulous products in this catalogue. You need to take a peek.

You can either e-mail me if you would like anything ordered or visit my Stampin Up site to shop at

Saturday, August 29, 2009 much going on lately.

Just going to quickly post a card I did a while back.....I know I CASED it from someone...but I cannot remember exactly who and where!!!!
Supplies: (All Stampin Up)
Stamps: Trendy Trees (one of my favs)
Ink: Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip, Versa Mark
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Other: Scallop Edge punch, 1 1/4 square punch, 1/2" circle punch, brad, Chocolate chip ribbon

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Margartia Madness Party

(non-alcoholic of course)


Time: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M
Cost: $12.00/PERSON (making cards)
FREE to walk through

RSVP by August 18th, 2009

Everyone attending the party will receive a ballot to win a door prize.
Extra door prize ballots for:

If you cannot participate in the card making-still come on out to
enjoy some refreshment and laughs!!

We will have a table set up with tools and stamps for you to try.
Lots of new stuff to peek at and retired product for sale.

SHERI PELTIER: 519-355-1235
ALISON REID: 519-354-6148 or email

Monday, August 3, 2009


I have been missing in action trying to get my Stampin Up! Facebook group going as well as planning my "Margarita Madness" event at the end of this month. If you are a member of Facebook come and join my group I'd love to have you. Back to work tomorrow, so off to bed. I hope to post some creations real check back often.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A gift card holder with some new stuff....

I found this template somewhere online and I cannot seem to remember on whose blog....kuddos to whom it belongs to because I throughly enjoyed making this cute little gift card holder with some of the Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede ink and paper. If you would like step by step instructions, please e-mail me at I would be glad to share.

All products are Stampin Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: En francais BG (109521), Flight
of the Butterfly(111564)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry
Other: Slot punch, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, corner rounder and sticky strip.

Not sure if you can see the watermark with my name and blog address in the corner of the picture, but I would like to thank Karen Giron for the lovely watermark that I can now add to my creations. I feel so professional now. If you would like to purchase a watermark from Karen you can check out her blog here there are many to choose from and I had to get 2 of them of course. She is also an awesome card maker and her cards will give you so much inspiration.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

As some pizazz to your projects with the Square Rhinestone brads on sale this week. From now through to July get 80 brads for $10.95 (30% off the regular price of $15.95). E-mail me if you need any of these ordered.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Oh my "baby" turned 8

My how time flies...I remember the day, I mean moment that my son Jacob was born and now already, 8 years have passed. He has brought joy to our lives and he makes us proud each and every day. We celebrated his birthday by inviting his friends to a party at my office in the gymnasium. They played soccer, had snacks, had a silly string fight and played out in the playground. It was an action packed 2 hours. HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY JACOB!!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Some new product and a couple of cards.....

I CASEd this card from somewhere on the internet..I just can't for the life of me...remember where??? For this card I used some of Stampin Up's new colours and product from the 2009/2010 idea book. We will be making this at my friend Sheri and I's "Mojito Madness Party" on August 20, 2009. Stayed tuned for more details.

**All products SU unless otherwise specified**

Stamps: Wings of Friendship (Level 2 hostess set), Great Friend

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Kraft and Delicate Dots DSP (retired)

Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango

Other: Top Note Die, Scallop edge punch, Prettied kit(pearls), swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder and ribbon offray

Another card using only one set and isn't the Razzle Dazzle set just gorgous...this simple card packs alot of punch.

Stamps: Razzle Dazzle

Paper: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango

Other: Twill, Oval Scallop Punch, Curly Label Punch, Word Window punch, Mini Library clip.

I have another to add but it will have to wait until tomorrow as I am getting pretty sleepy. Up early to walk with a freind. Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Stampin Up's July Deal #2 July 6-July 12

The Big Shot Doctor's Bag (113474) is the deal of the week!!!

Carry your Big Shot machine, cutting pads, and dies in stunning style. This black-and-white checked doctor’s bag makes storing and transporting your Big Shot machine easy and convenient. It has handles for carrying and a shoulder strap for when your hands are full of other crafting supplies. It also makes a fantastic overnight bag!

This fantastic bag is priced at $103.95, but this week you can purchase it for only $77.99!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Are you as excited about July 1st as I am!? The new Stampin' Up! catalog is here and current and ready to be loved! To browse the new catty or make a purchase you can link to my SU site, or e-mail me at (local orders)

To kick off the summer, every week in July Stampin' Up! has a Deal of the Week - I know!!! It's awesome. This week's deal is the Scallop Edge Punch (112091) and if you have been waiting to get this fabulous punch, now is the PERFECT time to order it. It retails for $22.95 and you can get it NOW for $15.99. I think I use this punch in about 95% of my projects, so it has been well worth the purchase. Contact me if you would like one ordered or you can order online on my Stampin Up site.

The SPECIALS will happen the whole month of July. The deal schedule is as follows:

Deal #1- Wednesday July 1-5
Deal #2- Monday July 6-12
Deal #3- Monday July 13-19
Deal #4- Monday July 20-26
Deal #5- Monday July 27-31

If you would like a copy of the supplies list of the projects in the new catalogue you can link to the Catalogue Supplies list and get some help.

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!

Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator with Stampin Up's mini kit for only $105! You will get all of the new in colour products in your kit. Link here for more details on all of the benefits to Become a Demonstrator. Contact me if you are interested in joining our team!!!!

Sorry for such a long post but I had so many good things to tell you. Stay tuned for some projects using some of the new products that I just couldn't live without.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

And the winner from the Paper Passion blog hop is......

Kathy....from Vancouver BC. You need to message me your address so that I can send out your goodies. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Thanks to everyone who took the time to hop the blog hop and visit my little corner of cyber-world. It was fun....thanks Paper Passion for hosting this fun event!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hop Hop Hop on the Paper Passion blog Hop!!!!

Well this is the first blog hop that I have participated in and am so glad to be joining all of the wonderful girls on the Paper Passion forum and celebrating Fathers and Dads this weekend. So if you just happened to find yourself here on my blog or didn't start at the beginning head on over to visit Hayley to start the hop. Follow the link on all of the blogs and you will find yourself ending at the Paper Passion Forum where there are some awesome prizes to be won so leave a comment there for a chance to win.

Also leave a comment on my blog and add yourself to my list of followers and one lucky winner will receive a RAK from me.

Once you have looked around my blog, hop on over to visit Wendy....see what she has cooking up. If you happen to get lost of forgot to comment on the blog just before, you can click here to see what's happening with Jocie.

I hope everyone has a ton of fun spying on everyones "Daddy" creations and gets a ton of inspiration.

A bit about my layout.....I created this layout with a favorite song of mine in mind...Apple of your Daddy's eye by Peter Cetera. I loved the lyrics and they so fit with my husband and eldest son Jacob's relationship that's why I added the title as my page title and included the lyrics as journalling on my page. Give it a try and use your favorite song on your next layout!!!!
Thanks for looking!!!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Stampin Up's Last Chance list....

Will be posted tomorrow, June 1....stay tuned!!!

Just a few projects to post before the day gets away.

I completed a little project kit that Rebecca Kalp shared with us at the Power of Youth Crop last Saturday. I so love the Cheep Talk set and the matching Designer paper and Sizzix matchbox die. This was simple to put together and I love how they turned out.

So while I was playing with birds I decided that I wanted to ink up my Trendy Trees stamp set and use an untraditional colour combination; Pacific Point, Real Red, Summer Sun, black and white. I used the Cheep Talk Designer paper and pulled out my mat and template for piercing perfect holes. I had fun making this card.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stampin Up-Mark your calendars

This is such an exciting time for Stampin' Up! fans. Three Stampin' Up! May specials are wrapping up and June 1 will reveal the Last Chance (previously called "retired") Stamp and Accessories Lists. Important: Last chance supplies will be limited so "last chance" is an accurate description.

One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is that I can begin ordering select stamp sets and accessories (In Colors, woo hoo) on June 1 from the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. The catalog will be released for customer sales on July 1. Please let me know if you would like to pre-order your new catalogue please e-mail me at The cost will be $6.00.

I'm committed to being your up-to-the minute resource for the Stampin' Up! last chance lists, sneak peeks and catalog downloads on my Creative Chaos blog. Here's a handy run down of what's happening:

  • June 1 Last Chance Stampin' Up! Stamps List Released
  • June 1 Last Chance Stampin' Up! Accessories List Released
  • July 1 Customer sales period begins for the new Stampin' UP! Idea Book and Catalog.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Holy Cow...I can't believe that I took the plunge!!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have decided to take the plunge and become a Stampin Up Demonstrator. This is an exciting decision that I have made and I hope that it will be an awesome experience. I so look forward to sharing all of the scrappy things I learn with many wonderful people. Stampin Up has such great product and I want to be able to teach you how to use it to create wonderful projects. If you would like to host a party to earn free benefits please contact me at alisonmreid@hotmail or you can check out my Stampin Up blog for more contact information and samples. We can also host parties away from your all you need to do is invite all of your friends bring some snacks and I will worry about the where.
Also, if you are stamping or scrapping in the wee hours of the night you can order 24/7 from my Stampin Up website...check it out.
I will be teaching technique classes so if you are interested in receiving my e-mails about upcoming things please send me an e-mail with your e-mail attached so that I can add you to my mailing list.
Thanks so much everyone and I look forward to all of the creating I will be doing with Stampin Up stuff with you.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A few card samples.........

Wowzers...I haven't been on here to post in quite some time...not to say that I have not been a busy girl!!!!

Well I went to Younique Country retreat in Guelph in April and then went to the Mega Meet in Novi in May. I have picked up some new yummy product but just need the time to play.

I have had a chance to make some cards, work on a make and take for a fundraiser crop and organize my scrap space a bit.

Here are a few cards....let me know what you think!!!

Don't you just love the Ketto stamps from Stamping Bella??? I picked them up at the Paper Pickle in Chatham as well as the Urban Prairie Paper from Basic Grey. These stamps are darling and you should go into the store to see them all......I am sure you will want them ALL too!!!

Same image but just tweaked a bit....a different mat and embellies.

This card I created for a SWAP at the Paper Passion. It was 5 People 5 Product swap. The host sent 5 of us envies that had 5 products in them and we had to make a creation using the product. This is what I came up with using stamps from All that Scraps.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

CKCS-Crop and Card Extravaganza

I just wanted to post some information about the upcoming Crop and Card Extravaganza. The date you need to save is Saturday May 23, 2009. The day will run from 9-4PM. The funds raised will be donated to the Power of Youth Program run through the Chatham-Kent Children's Service. For a mere $25, the day will include lunch, cropping space, 2-3 free make and takes, prizes, silent auction, yard sale.
You can contact Diane Prodenchuk at 519-358-1451 ext 0 for tickets and more details.
Hope to see everyone there!!!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Just a quick post to say......

How excited I am to be going on a scrapbook retreat with 7 other ladies. I am waiting for them to pick me up as I type. We are heading to the Guleph area to Younique Country Retreat and can't wait to get there. I will post some pics of our weekend and what I get accomplished there too. Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wowzers check out The Paper Passion Forum

I am sending you to a GREAT place. You have to check out The Paper Passion. It is first an awesome site that has everything you are looking for when it comes to scrapbooking and cardmaking. The first perk is that Rosa's online store is located in Ottawa yes girlies a canadian online exchange or nasty duty charges and you can have your order so fast that you can't even blink (DID I SAY HER PRICES ARE AWESOME). Secondly, Rosa has a wonderful blog that is filled with inspiration and finally, the forum was launched yesterday and there is a give away, cool girls to chat with and a wonderful gallery. Come on over and join us to make it the best online community out there in cyberspace!!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Just a little card to share....

I had a bunch of these long, narrow envies so thought I would make a card to fit them. I pulled out some SU product and went to town. I used the Urban Oasis DP, Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze, Whisper White ink and paper, Stamps: SU and Inkadoodles, Martha punch, ribbon, gems.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Just a quick one....

I changed my blog look with some help from the House of Three digital goodness. Hope you like it!!! Check out some of their other blog wear.
I will try to post again this weekend with some scrappy projects and some pics of our trip to Toronto. We did Hockey Hall of Fame and Medevil Times with the boys for March Break. Lots of fun!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's my birthday today!!!!

Well, today is my 36th birthday and I don't feel a day over 20. It has been a really great birthday..yesterday Kyle cleaned the house and cooked dinner for my family and my in-laws and made me a birthday cake with the help of the boys.
Today was great because I did not have to go to work and was able to spend the day with Kaden. The boys made me each a card and when I woke up this morning this beautiful springy bouquet was on the table with a beautiful card from Kyle. It went so well with the warm weather we had too.

Kyle and I also had a chance to get out to dinner together and it was very nice to be able to have a complete conversation with no interuptions. Dinner was fabulous too.

I also was able to get in some scrappy time that I used to organize some things and finish up this DVD tin mini album that I will be giving my grandmother with pictures we had done before Christmas.

This is the cover

and this is the inside. I used all Stampin Up products. I really love how this turned out. Thanks Jackie!!!!

Thanks for looking!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Anyone going to Scrapfest????

Anyone planning on checking out Scrapfest 2009 in Kitchner? This event looks quite interesting with classes, cropping and shopping. Here is a link for both of us to have a chance to win $25 each to spend at Scrapfest. You just have to go the Scrapfest blog, register and post a comment HERE that you have recently registered and that I (Alison-crazy4scrappin) sent you. I hope we both WIN!!!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

WOO HOO.....I won some of the new Marks Paper Company papers.

I was checking out the comments on my blog and to my delight I had won one of the Marks Paper Company's brand new collections. I cannot wait to get happy mail so that I can see and feel it in real life. This has definitely made my day!!!! THANKS

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just a quick post with a couple of cards I made this weekend

Just a couple of cards that I made this weekend for some challenges at the Virtual Stamp Night at Splitcoast Stampers. The first card was my take on a challenge that had us using an older stamp and older product that we had stashed away. So I used the mice stamp and some Doodlebug paper. The second challenge was to create a card with "inchies". Ever heard of this term? We had to use (3)1x1 inch squares or circles with stamps on our card. This was my take on it. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Who wants to win a BRAND NEW collection from Mark's Paper Company?

So who wants to win some brand spankin' new papers fresh off the press???
All you have to do is simply post a comment here. For five extra entries, post a link to your blog / message board forum sharing this blog candy with others AND join the Marks Paper Company Facebook Group! (If you're already a member of our Facebook group, then you're already half way done!)
Easy peasy, right? You'll have until next Sunday night, February 22nd at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time to post a comment and/or link here. I will announce the TWO winners by noon on Monday, February 23rd.
Good luck and spread the word about this AWESOME new paper company!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Celebrating the loves of my life.....

I just wanted to take the time to thank God for all of my blessings. I am so lucky to have the love that I share with my husband. We have been together for 8 years married plus 10 years dating. I appreciate the wonderful husband he is and the father he is to our children. We are trying to make the best life we can TOGETHER.

I am also very lucky to have the unconditional love of my two sweet sons. I love them more that life itself.
Kiss someone you love today!!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Ally has some blog Candy up for grabs this month!!!

This month Ally is running a month long challenge. If you want a chance just go check out her blog With this one you can even pick the stamp of your choice from My Stamp Box. AWESOME!!!!
Check it out and good luck EVERYONE!!!!
(Open to Canadian and US residents only)

I've been Tagged too...

by Laina
Here's how you play...Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures and
1. Pick the 6th Folder, then select the the 6th picture in that folder.

2. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.

3. Tag 6 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.

I have tagged the following people: Ally, Tara, Chantel, Lisa Cin Cin, Lesa

Here is the picture that I came up with when I followed the rules....

This is "my future hockey star" practicing on our homemade backyard rink. My husband is so proud and glad that the boys have taken advantage of his hard work and enjoyed many hours together out here in the rink shooting pucks and skating their hearts out.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Homemade cards

I have been meaning to post a picture of the homemade cards that I received over Christmas. Better late than never.
I love how my friend Sheri used the SU Top Note die and bird stamp. The blue card was from the Paper Pickle a LSS and they had put a free stamp rental coupon inside. I look forward to this one every year. Thanks girls.

Monday, January 19, 2009

OK....I think things happen in 3s!

I got a couple of blog and phone messages to tell me that I had won another scrappy draw at the Paper Pickle in Chatham (a local scrapbook store). I actually won the Stamper's I didn't know what was in the box as the prize. If you look below you will be in awe at what I actually won......awesome prize Kim and Kell and I will try to be in to pick it up tomorrow. Thanks again.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I wanted to brag....

I actually won a COUPLE of blog draws this week. When it rains it pours.

First, I won some goodies from Juliana at CMK for guessing the right number of layouts in her picture that she had done but not yet put into albums...the lucky number was 154. Thanks again Juliana that was very generous of you. She is sending this yummy chocolaty chipboard album.
And for my second prize, I commented on Tara (thynner's) blog and her lovely daughter picked my name to win a very yummy Art Freckles paper kit. Can't wait to see it in real life.

Thanks again Juliana and are both very sweet.

I have been busy this weekend....CREATING!!

I spent the weekend following an online crop at the Scrapping Bug. There was a word scramble game, guess the ribbon in the jar, winter bingo and lots of creative challenges and a make and take.
I completed the Card Sketch challenge by using my digidownload of a really cute cupid that I coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and yummy paper by My Minds Eye that I picked up at the Red Barn.

I also finished up a layout using the Week 3 CMK weekly sketch to do the Bright and Cheery challenge. I used almost all Scenic Route goodness.

And finally, this is what I created from Tara (thynner's) instructions for a Love Note make and take. Really simple but really cute!!!!