Thursday, January 29, 2015

1st Day at Leadership

This is the program and my swap card for the organized swap I'm in today. 
Yes, I was still stamping them last night.
He's feeling a little outnumbered by ladies today. Here he is looking at the Stampin' Up! Leadership program. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stock Up & Save

Oct 6, 2014

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Moonlight & Mistletoe Open House

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Have you been wondering what I have been up to?   The biggest event of the year
is coming up.  Planning has been under way since our last retreat last October.

The event is Moonlight & Mistletoe Weekend Retreat Nov 7-9, 2014

Yes, it takes months of planning, and incredible team and hard work to make one
incredible, festive and FUN weekend.  It's all worth it and the video below is just
a small taste of what the guests will enjoy.

I love Christmas and so does the incredible team I am working with to make
this event happen.  The Moonlight & Mistletoe team this year is Shirley Bish,
Diane & Karen Blumenstock and myself.

Last Friday night we held an Open House for the registered guests so we
could share all the Christmas Spirit we have been feeling and to show some
of the classes they could sign up for.  Here is a short video of our fun evening.

The countdown is on.  Only 45 Sleeps until we are at the Kempenfelt Conference Centre on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pass the Honey Pot Please.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Members of my Craft D Demonstrators Team participated 
in a challenge called "Pass the Honey Pot Please"  
It is like the game of telephone that we played as children but 
instead of whispering a message in someones ear, you receive a 
picture of a card by email and you need to use it for inspiration and make
 a card and pass it on to the next person.  
To make it even more fun there were two teams.  The race was on to see
 which team could complete the challenge first.  
Each team starts with the same card.  
Take a look at how the card progressed.  

Team 2 Reveal:

Card from page 67 in the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Catalogue.

Card by Kim Munro

Card by Andrea Radzick

Card by Carol Ann Sopha
Card by Laurie McLeod

Team 1 Reveal

Card by Denise Donald

Card by Tammie White

Card by Margaret Stares

Card by Melissa Omoniyi Bellefonatine

Congratulations to Team 1 for completing the challenge first.  

Everyone on both teams created beautiful cards.  
I had so much fun playing and I can't wait for our team to play 
another round.  
Contact me today to find out how you can join my team today. 

Bear Hugs,
Denise Donald

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Team Shoe Box Swap

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ever wonder what my Team Meetings are like?
Chocolate Bears for Everyone.  
Made by Andrea and Irma Radzick
So Yummy!

There was a brief business discussion on classes and clubs
 then we had a shoe box swap.  

A shoe box swap is were everyone brings card kits
 and a tutorial for 1 card or project. 
 Each person has 10 minutes to complete each 
card or project.  
The fabulous Ria Jenkins was our time keeper 
and she had the toughest task of the evening getting
 us to stop creating and put everything back in the
 box even if we weren't done.  

See all the fabulous creations below.  
These are the ones I made so they mary slightly 
from the original design. 
My apologies to the designer but it's Ria's fault 
because she made me pass the box!  lol

 Created by Leone Blumenstock

Created by Judy Norman  and Carol Ann Sopha

Created by Denise Donald

 Created by Shirley Bish

 Created by Melissa Bellefontaine
 Created by Diane Blumenstock
Created by Tammie White 

My apologies to Andrea and Irma Radzick who also had a card we created
but I didn't get it finished.

We had a wonderful time.  It is a lot of fun and I learned so many new
 cool tips and tricks.
Such as using the sponge daubers to create smoke for the train as you
see in Melissa's  card above.

Bear Hugs,
Denise Donald

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Sunday, April 20, 2014

We can play ping pong.  J.J. and I had 3 games yesterday.  Woohoo!
J.J. (My youngest son)  helped clean this room and we were finished on Thursday but
when I asked if he wanted to play, his response was an exhausted sigh and "maybe tomorrow".
It was so funny.  

Be sure to read on to see more pictures of the organization.  But first let me say….


I love Easter for so many reasons.

I could go on and on but you get the idea.

I also love Easter because I hold a Good Friday crop and it's great fun.  This year as you know I have
been trying to organize my studio.  I gave myself a deadline of the Good Friday crop and scheduled the
crop in the Craft D Cave instead of at a hall.

The studio isn't quite finished but I'm pretty proud of how it's coming together.

These photos were taken on Good Friday just before everyone arrived.

Not all the tables and chairs match  as I have gotten things over time
 and on a tight budget but I still like it.
This round table is usually for coffee time but today it's the make n take table.
The purple table cloth table was just for food today and was taken down after the crop.
These cinnamon buns didn't last as long as the fruit.  hmmmm…….
All my stamps sets are in alphabetical order.  Diane helped me to tag them all
with a coding system.  If there is no letter on the spine then it is available to order
from the catalogue.
If it has an M on the spine then it is from the current Mini catalogue and is available to
If it has an X on the spine then it is not in any catalogue BUT it is AVAILABLE to order.
If there is an R on the side then it is retired.
If it has a ? on the spine then it isn't available to order but it might appear in another catalogue.
There is a date on the front of the stamp set because once the date has gone one full year then
I know it isn't coming back.  Then I will change it to R for Retired.

I have to organize my dies, embossing powders and glitter still.
I hope to craft with you soon in the CraftD Cave.

Bear Hugs,
Denise Donald