Tuesday, December 31, 2013

You're My Best Mate

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I am preparing samples made from Stamp sets out of the NEW Occasions Catalogue.

This card is made using the Hexagon Hive Thinlets Die.

The paper looks like this when you cut it out. The blue paper (Pacific Point), not the
Orange (Calypso Coral)

Can you imagine all the different things you can make with this.  I'm so excited about it.

Stamp Set:  Hello Sailor

Colours:  Pacific Point, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Summer Starfruit

DSP:  High Tide

Other:  Hexagon Hive Thinlets Die
            Apothecary Accents Framelits
             Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Denise Donald

Saturday, December 28, 2013

You Mean The World To Me

This one is for Irv.

I had to google what it meant if you say to someone "you mean the world to me"

I figured you would say it to someone you love but I wanted to know what others
thought it meant.

Apparently if you say this phrase then you are saying the person is as important
to you as the entire world.  You care for them as much or more than all the wealth
in the world.  That they are your world and your interests revolve around them.
You love or really like them.  It is a very good thing to be told.

Irv, I love you so much, you mean the world to me and I hope to see the world while holding your hand.

Supplies:  Pool Party Card Stock, ink pad, marker and dauber
                 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
                 Crumb Cake Card Stock, ink pad, and dauber
                 Smoky Slate Marker
                 Whisper White Card Stock
                 Love you More Stampin' Up! Stamp Set (Available until Jan 27, 2014)
                 Circles Collection Frame Lits

Denise Donald
Crafts forever, Housework whenever!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Quick and Easy Card

This is a quick and easy girlie card.    Yes, there is still time to whip up a few
cards and get them in the mail.  This one if for my daughter, Laryssa.
She loves bright and colourful.

The stripes were created using the stripes stencil from the  Stampin' Up! Build A Banner Simply Created Kit  from the Holiday Catalogue.  ONLY available until January 2, 2014.

Item 133507 Build a Banner Simply Created Kit  $24.95

I put a bit of non permanent adhesive on the back of the stencil and placed it on the front of
the Real Red card front.  I used a sponge dauber and dabbed Whisper White craft ink.
The best part is the fun of peeling the stencil back off.  You just have to shout out
Now you are probably thinking that looks cool but your stencil must be a mess.

Remember my motto…..Crafts Forever, Housework Whenever

If it wasn't easy to clean I wouldn't want it.  Take the stencil to a sink, turn on the tap

and shout out loud…. VOILA!
Back to the card.  Whip out your Festive Flurry Dies and Coordinating Stamp Set from
the Holiday Catalogue.  ONLY available until Jan 3, 2014.
133285 Festive Flurry Clear Mount Bundle $57.95
133284 Festive Flurry Wood Mount Bundle $67.95

Using Versamark one snowflake image on Pink Pirouette Card Stock and one snowflake image
on Card Stock Vellum and emboss with Silver Embossing powder.
Cut out snowflakes using the Framelit Dies.

Attach snowflakes to the card front using Stampin' dimensionals.

Grab a read red button and Cherry Cobbler bakers twine.
Use a glue dot to adhere to snowflakes.

Add a sentiment to the bottom of your card.  I used the bitty banners framelits dies and
Warm Wishes from Remembering Christmas.
129267 Bitty Banners Framelits Die  $18.95

Remembering Christmas Wood 131760 $21.95 Clear 131763 $16.95 ONLY available 
until Jan 3, 2014

It's a quick and easy card done with stencils and framelits.

Sending you all Beary Warm Wishes
Denise Donald

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Crop' N the Cave Last Night

Look at what Judy Norman created at Crop' N the Cave last night.
Yes, she did this in one night.  Isn't it stunning!!!!!

Have you ever wondered what Crop' N the Cave is on my calendar?

Have you heard of a man cave?  Well, my husband had one until I
booted him upstairs so I could have a studio for my craft supplies.
And you all know I am Craft D Bear so I need a cave.

So put cave together and a bunch of ladies getting together and
chatting and working on their own projects for the evening and
you get Crop' N the Cave.

Thanks ladies for such a wonderful evening last night!

And thanks for all the inspiration of things to create.

Bear Hugs to you all!

Denise Donald

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale

Door Busters:  Today Only!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three items on sale Today Only!

Item 126889 Stampin' Trimmer Catalogue Price $41.95 Sale Price $29.37

Item 125586 Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Catalogue Price $15.95 Sale Price $11.17

Item 131264 Many Marvelous Markers Catalogue Price $135.95 Sale Price $95.17


It's time once again for the annual Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale (formerly known as the Holiday Extravaganza).  What does that mean? - EXCELLENT SAVINGS!!

Check out my online store HERE for more details of the fabulous items that are ON SALE
 until Dec 2nd.

But you must hurry on the three items above as they are only available TODAY.  

Friday, October 4, 2013

My first You Tube Video

Watch this video to see who won the CraftD Online Prizes for September, 2013.
This is my first video.
Thank you to J.J. and Irv for directing and editing.  I am sure they will be winning
a gold statue this year.

Thanks for watching.
Denise Donald
 Shop with Me

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Today's Deal - Today Only!

Today's Deal-Designer Washi Tape! Choose from one (or all three) of the designer Washi Tapes below!

Place your order in my online store and enter Hostess Code: 6KA4WXDC 

Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape
Item 131269

              Regular Price $6.50
              Sale Price  $4.87
   *Please note-The discounted price will
appear at checkout.*

Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape

Regular Price $6.50 CAN
Sale Price  $4.87 CAN

*Please note-The discounted price will
appear at checkout.*

Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape
Item 132156

   Regular Price $6.50
   Sale Price  $4.87  
 *Please note-The discounted price will
             appear at checkout

Place your order in my online store 

and enter Hostess Code: 6KA4WXDC 



Saturday, September 21, 2013

So much fun, so little time.

This was two days ago now.  I will try and catch up on the last couple of days.

I just couldn't tear myself away from all the fun activities to get on the computer.

This picture looks a little blurry to me now.  Maybe that's because I am writing

this at 2 a.m. or it could just be blurry.

On the first day of my trip I broke my glasses.  I am using cheap glasses but they

are not my proper prescription.  So things haven't been quite as clear as they

should be.

More candy all over the hospitality suite.
This is Catherine Sanders and I filling our jars of trail mix.
Remember the sack I showed you a couple of days ago that was the pillow gift.

I couldn't show you the product that was in there because it is brand new

product that hasn't been released yet.  However, I can show you the samples

of things we make with the product.  This is a picture of the Make N Takes

that we get to make with the cool product.

Imagine inviting your fun, fabulous friends over for a night of stamping and creating.

It is never too early to contact me and book a date for a fun night out.

These cards were created and designed by Catherine Sanders.  Aren't they cool?

This is a water colour technique and the stamp set is one of our photopolymer sets.

In the hospitality suite we complete our make n takes, we chat, chew candy,

fling horse shoes for prizes, share our creations like the ones above and below.

In the evening we had our swap.  Everyone's swap this year was incredible.  

I have lots of great ideas for upcoming classes and make n takes.  

Pictured Below is my swap.  Shirley Bish made all of these for me

and spent hours searching stores for clips and googlie eyes.   

Isn't it great that the card stock and ink and everything else can just be ordered

through me 24/7, easy peasy, beary easy! 

At the pyjama party we got to hear a video message from Shelli.  She looks

fantastic and has an amazing spirit.  If you haven't heard what happened to

poor Shelli then you can check it out on her blog at http://soshelli.com

We got to enjoy home made ice cream sandwiches pictured below.  

I'm pretty sure these were calorie and fat free.  lol

And a quick trip to my room to see the pillow gift before running to the store 

and then sitting up to the wee hours of the morning chatting again.  

In the tube is a scarf which I will show some day when I figure out 

how to open the container.  

Really I don't want to open the container because it is just so pretty.  

I will try to catch up some more again tomorrow.  Good night.

Happy Applefest to all my St George, Brant, Ontario, Canada friends.

Denise Donald
Crafts Forever, Housework Whenever
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Two Brand New Photopolymer Stamp Sets

We have two brand-new photopolymer stamp sets available. They're both travel-themed so will be perfect to use in documenting your summer travels and adventures.

There are lots of items like these that are not in your catalogues but you will find them when your shop on my Stampin' Up! site.  www.denisedonald.stampinup.net

Want them now?  Want them delivered right to your door?
It's so EASY.  Just Create an account with me (Denise Donald) and you can shop 24 hours a day.
Go to my website www.denisedonald.stampinup.netto create your account today.
if you place an order (minimum $40) then you will be placed in a draw for
mystery hostess rewards.
Orders must be placed by Sept 30 and prized will be drawn and posted
here on Oct 1, 2013.
Three prizes will be awarded:
One lucky winner will get $20 FREE catalogue shopping spree.
One lucky winner will get $10 FREE catalogue shopping spree.
One lucky winner will get a FREE card class (value $8)
You need to use this hostess code when you place your order.
The hostess name is September 2013
Hostess Code:

I am also going to have a special draw just for everyone who creates an 
account with me.  If you already have an account with me then you are
automatically entered in the draw.  

The winner will receive 


The spoiling continues

Back row left to right Jenn Tinline, Catherine Sanders 
Front Row left to right. Me (Denise Donald), Natasha Byrne 
We are sitting on hay and going to throw some horseshoes for a prize. 
I had no idea how heavy horseshoes were. Poor horses. 
I did not get a ringer. I hope to improve by the end of the week. 
We gathered our name tags and found out which team we were on. I am on the jawbreakers. That doesn't sound very nice, does it?
Pictures and videos are being captured everywhere. 
This is the Stampin' Up! Photographer. He was taking 
out picture with all of our cameras so I thought it would
 be cool to take his photo. 
The hospitality suite is all about relaxing and chatting with friends. 
Sara Douglas chatted with us and updated us on how her mom is doing. 
Check out all the yummy treats we can have.

We are within walking distance of the stores. 
We went shopping. Catherine and Natasha found super cute pj's
Then back for dinner. 

Team prize.

Oh My!!!!  CraftD Bear you sure got into the candy bushels, didn't you?  

Pillow gift
I wish I could show you all the goodies in the gorgeous sack but it is top secret.  
I can tell you that I love it all.  
Oh, it is so so so so exciting.  

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Founder's Circle Welcome

Welcomed by Stampin' Up!!!
My room!

I want to earn Founder's again.  I'm so spoiled.  I got a balcony!!!!!

Bear Travels

CraftD Bear and I are packed and ready to leave our room in Las Vegas and head to St. George, Utah today.  Woohoo!!!!!