Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just a Note

to let you all know that my Dr. thinks I am likely in the process of getting the same thing that landed my husband in the hospital for 5 days so I won't be posting for a bit - I can barely manage to move my body out of bed at this point.  Thanks for your patience and prayers as the whopping dose of Penicillin starts to kick in! Pin It

Saturday, February 19, 2011

I Love Bliss

While its been soooo cold outside here, it is the perfect opportunity to stay in where its warm and do some stamping!  Sale-a-bration is on right now meaning you can earn FREE stamp sets by ordering or hostessing!  The Bliss stamp set from the sale-a-bration flyer is by far my favorite.  The damask stamp in it is just so pretty!  I thought I'd share this SU video with you making a card using the Bliss stamp set!  Enjoy~!

You can get your own Bliss stamp set by placing an order of 60.00 or more right HERE!
I hope your day is simply blissful! Pin It

Friday, February 18, 2011

Its A Boy...and He's a Keeper!!!

My poor husband ended up the hospital with a VERY nasty pneumonia.  He's on IV antibiotics and I've been visiting a couple of times every day.  While I've been out and about, I've also been running errands and on the list today was picking up dog food at the pet store.  Well, along with Dog food, I picked up another little something for an early Valentine's gift for all '5' of my boys:
I do have to admit that I just left a deposit at the pet store while I 'borrowed' this little guy to see if Andy would fall in love with him like I did - and guess what - HE DID!  We had been talking about getting Daisy a little brother or sister but didn't have any definite plans and when I saw this little guy, he stole my heart!  He is a bassett hound/terrier cross.  After I got the nod from Andy, I took the new puppy home to our oldest - Isaiah:

It was two thumbs up there also.  We let Isaiah pick a name for this little guy and he decided on Charlie!
Next, I took Isaiah and Charlie back to the hospital to see Andy and then I went and picked up the little guys from school (I wanted Andy to be able to see their excited little faces when they saw Charlie).  Here's what happened:

How totally cute is HE!!!
And, the boys weren't the only ones who loved him.  He and Daisy hit it off!

 It was a long hard day meeting those boys and his new sister!

Thanks for looking at our new little snuggler!  Have a great day! Pin It

Thursday, February 17, 2011


The same friend that ordered the invites from me also ordered some invitations and these are what I came up with for her:
This card was made with the Priceless stamp set from SU.  You can purchase it right HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me! Pin It

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

From SU

I got this sweet card from Stampin Up the other day and thought it was so special that they thought of little ol' me!
Thank You Stampin Up! Pin It

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baby Showers

Alot of our friends have been having babies lately and I've had so much fun making some cute little gift bags to go along with the gifts!  I made 2 of these: 

They were so quick and easy and looked really cute I think!  Pin It

Monday, February 14, 2011


I love the little 3x3 cards that make such great tags for gift bags or thank you notes.  A friend of mine ordered some of these and this is what I came up with:

That's all for today!  Hope you enjoyed these little thank yous! Pin It

Sunday, February 13, 2011

TONS for Sale!!!

ETA:  I've updated the list here.  Its slowly getting shorter - thanks everyone!!

I have a TON of stuff I'm trying to sell - paring down to my favs and trying to save some $$ so here is my ginormous list of things.  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I'm absolutely open to offers and prices DO NOT include shipping.  You can email me at christieortman@ymail.com for more information.

Non Stamping Up Items for Sale:

Ribbon & Fibres

5 balls of “fibres” (brocade blueish, purples, red, Cajun) $5.00

Burgandy velvet ribbon $2.00

17 small rolls of spring green coordinating ribbons $8.00

17 small rolls of crate paper coordinating ribbons $8.00

1 roll of wrmk ribbon (moss, choc & ivory striped) aprox 1 yard $.50

3/8” oatmeal stitched grograin $3.00

5/8” made with love heart ribbon $1.00

Punches & Tools

Cricut Machine (original with Jasmine & George cartridges, manual, instructions, mat & cricut tool kit) $80.00

Marvy Giga Scalloped Square punch $10.00

Marvy Giga Scalloped Oval punch $10.00

Marvy Jumbo scalloped square punch $7.00

McGill 1 7/16 x 2 ½” door hanger punch $7.00

McGill decorative bracket punch $7.00

Fiskars 1/8” hole punch $3.00

Fiskars Paper Edgers – 17 pairs with stand $20.00

Fiskars sliding paper cutter (orange) $5.00

Fiskar’s Treading Water Punch $7.50

EK Success corner rounder punch NIP $7.00


Memory box frames $2.00


Rubber Romance: (all wood mounted)

Painting girl $5.00

Girl in bed on phone $5.00

Girl holding dog $5.00

Shopping Girl $3.00

Girl in Bathrobe with coffee $5.00

Aloha girl $5.00

3 shopping girls $6.00

Movie Star lady $5.00

Just Rite Monogram Stamper Kit – round $10.00

Just Rite Monogram Stamper Kit (new) (special occasions font) $5.00

Paper Trey Ink Ambassador Monogram (new) $5.00

Green Thumb $10.00

Close To My Heart – free spirit $10.00

A little bee $10.00

Adorable $10.00

With Love $10.00

Moments $10.00

Delight in Everything $10.00

Simple Blossoms $10.00

House Mouse:

Joyous Noel $7.00

Candy Cane Tester $7.00

Kissy Face $7.00

Christmas Treats $7.00

Cap nap $7.00

Swing Chime $7.00

Bunny buffet $7.00


Happy Birthday pail topper $5.00

Olivia sunflower $5.00

Changito banana $3.00

Changito safari $3.00

Bee thankful $3.00

Julia $3.00

Meg $3.00

Snowheart message $1.50

Paper Salon – let it snow girl $3.00

Whipper Snapper – hershey’s kiss $7.00

Gina K – funky Christmas – nip $7.00

Lizzie Anne – Jolies Fleurs $10.00

Daisy Dots $10.00

Technique Tuesday – In a Word – children $10.00

In a Word – Love $10.00

MFT Howdy Cowgirl (new) $5.00

MFT (set of 11 clear stamp sets – most never used) $20.00

Rain or shine

A flower set

Lady walking dog set (2 sentiments missing)

Its a jungle out there

Large heart and flower set

Background set

Border & Frame Set

Autumn set

Christmas Set

Soakin up the sun (2 stamps missing)

Wedding set

Autumn Leaves – flower set $5.00

Flourishes set $5.00

Inky antics fabulous flowers nip $5.00

Modern blossoms nip $5.00

Halloween turtle nip $5.00

Hanging cat (wood mounted) $5.00

Ink a dink a doo

Christmas tree $5.00

Paper salon pattern play stamp set $7.00

2 stamping Bella Binders full of Bella stamps $50.00 each

All NIP Stamping Bella:

Snowman circle with bird and prezzie $3.00

Beach chair and ball $3.50

5 Pom Pomabella $4.00

Patterned Christmas Holly $3.00

Vase with flowers $2.50

4 Snowbunnybella $4.00 each

Patterned dove with berries $3.00

3 Wreathabella $4.00

2 Oh so pretty bella $4.00

2 Stampabella $4.00

Three little Christmas trees $4.50

Veggiebella $4.00

Bella eating popcorn $4.00

Miniwagonfella $3.00

2 Sweetybellas $4.00

Captain stella and her dingy $3.00

3 Expectafellabella $4.00

Soccermomabella 4.00

Yarn $2.00

Savvyshoppabella $4.00

Agnes ketto $4.00

20 assorted sentiments $15.00

Used once or twice:

shopabellas - 3 bellas with shopping bags - 4.00

bridesmaidbellas - 4.00

veggiebella - 4.00

sittingprettybella - 4.00

surfafella - 4.00

weightwatchahbella - 4.00

pom pom bella - 4.00

i will miss you bella - (cruiseabella) - 4.00

weight lifting bella - 4.00

superbella - 4.00

real estate a bella - 4.00

spabella - 4.00

ohsoprettybella - 4.00

pmsabella - 4.00

bella with minivan and 3 kids - 4.00

bella with christmas tree and santa hat - 4.00

blingafella - 4.00

dare to be different flower - 3.00

one piece bathing suit circle - 3.00

beerafella - 4.00

babycakes - 3.00

babybella hanging bundle - 3.00

rockabella - 4.00

house - 2.00

11 sentiments

copyrightabella - 1.00

lattebella - 4.00

house cleaning bella - 4.00

bellarina - 4.00

bikababeabella - 4.00

billboardabella - 4.00

shopping bella (with lace up boots and short flippy hair) 4.00

shopping bella with big curly hair - 4.00

craveabella - 4.00

speedabella - 4.00

giftabella - 4.00

globetrotabella - 4.00

coffee morning bella - 4.00

glide abella - 4.00

blingabella - 4.00

knitting bella - 4.00

shoeshopping bella - with boots on boxes - 4.00

20 assorted sentiments $15.00

Paper Pretties:

Holiday cheer sentiment $1.00

Bugs & Fishes $3.00

2 Surf’s Up $3.00

Nest snowman $3.00

Flutterby Sophia $3.00

Thankful Sophia $2.00

Chinese food box $2.00

Sassy shoes (no sentiments) $5.00

Cake set (no sentiments) $5.00

Sassy Circles $3.00

Mermaid Sophia $3.00

Bubble sentiment $1.00

Off to School Sophia $3.00

2 You’re fantastic Sophia $3.00

Flirty Fortunes $5.00

Snowangel Sophia $5.00

Love Bugs $4.00

Whiskers Sophia $2.00

One of those days $2.00

Hey PussyCat $3.00

Christmas bird house $2.00

Drummer boy $2.50

Nativity animals $3.00

You’re so sweet $3.50

Make a splash Sophia – wood mounted $5.00

Bookworm Sophia – wood mounted $5.00

Lot of Michaels stamps – 58 stamps $20.00

Paper & Scrapbooks

38 pieces 12x12 various designer printed paper $10.00


A Beautiful Season – 2003 $15.00

A is for Adorable $10.00

All in a Row $7.00

All Natural $10.00

Alpha bits $5.00

Art of Life (sentiment stamp missing) $7.00

Background Sampler $5.00

Be Happy (used once) $10.00

Best Blossoms (new Unmounted) $7.00

Best of Cluck $15.00

Big Blossom $7.00

Big Pieces $15.00

Birthday Banter (mounted but never used) $15.00

Bodacious Boquet $15.00

Boho Backgrounds $5.00

Botanicals $20.00

Burst into Bloom $5.00

Butterfly of Happiness (used once) $15.00

Classic Caps (used once) $20.00

Crazy for Christmas (used once) $10.00

Cross Hatch $7.00

Eat Cake $10.00

Easy Elegance $10.00

Elegant Rose $5.00

Everyday Flexible Phrases $20.00

Expressive Flexible Phrases $20.00

Fabulous Flowers $10.00

Festive Four $5.00

Fishy Friends $10.00

Flaky Friends $12.00

Flowers for a Friend $15.00

Fresh Fillers $5.00

Fun Filled $7.00
Gently Falling $5.00

Glorious Gift (missing one stamp) $5.00

Going Buggy $10.00

Good Times $15.00

Graceful Words $10.00

Happiest of Holidays $5.00

2 Happy Harmony (NUM) $7.00

Hip Hip Hooray $10.00

Holiday Spirit $7.00

Hung Up On the Holidays $5.00

Its Snow Time $20.00

Kid Cards $5.00

Label Classics (used once) $10.00

Lexicon of Love $5.00

Looks Like Spring $15.00

Love Without End $10.00

Mostly Flowers $5.00

Oh So Lovely $10.00

On the Spot $7.00

Petal Pushers (used once) $15.00

Reindeer Print $10.00

Reverse Prints $10.00

Riveting $10.00

Sassy & Seasonal $10.00

Say It Simply $5.00

Send a Celebration $7.00

Shapes & Shadows $15.00

Snow Flurries $5.00

Soft & Sweet $10.00

Sparkling Summer (NUM) $15.00 
Special Day $7.00

Stipple Celebrations $15.00

Stippled Stencils $5.00

Sweet Shapes $10.00

Sweet & Sassy $7.00

Sweet on You $5.00

Toy Box $10.00

True Friend (mounted, never used) $10.00

Vases in Vogue (never used) $15.00

Watercolor Garden II (used once) $20.00

Wonderful Weaves $5.00

Word by Word $7.00

Stampin Up Accessories

Color Box Petal Point Chalk Inks (earths & regals) $5.00

20 Stampin Write Markers – retired colors $40.00

Retired Color Coach $5.00


¼” apricot grosgrain $2.00

¼” true thyme stitched ribbon $5.00

¼” vintage violet stitched ribbon $3.00

1/4” cranberry stitched ribbon $2.00

2 Burgundy 3/8” organdy $5.00 each 
3/8” caramel grosgrain $1.00

3/8” promegranate stitched ribbon $5.00

3/8” light blue organdy $2.00 
3/8” blue bayou stitched ribbon $5.00

3/8” navy organdy $3.00 
3/8” orchid organdy $3.00 
3/8” celery organdy $3.00 
5/8” NIP Choc. Stitched felt (alpine ribbon originals) $5.00

7/8” pink organdy $5.00 
NIP – 7/8” celery organdy $5.00 

7/8” celery organdy $2.00 
7/8” silver organdy $2.00 
7/8” rainbow organdie $3.00 
Pretty In Pink craft ink refill $1.50 
Brick jumbo wheel (went with stipple celebrations) $3.00

Flower jumbo wheel (solid print flowers) $3.00

4 classy brass templates – priceless, daisy, spring fling?, paisleys $10.00

Craft and rubber scissors $5.00

6x6 pattern pack dp paper $3.50 Pin It

For Caitlyn

Benjamin was invited to a classmate's birthday party - a little girl - seriously, I am the Mom of ALL boys!  I almost had an anxiety attack shopping for a gift for a girl - LOL!  It felt like totally unchartered territory - LOL!  Well, we found something we hope she liked and I made up this sweet little bag to put her gift in:
The colors look a little funny in the pic but they really did all match - he he!  The brads in the center of the flowers are fabric and I was really pleased with how this bag turned out!  A little something special for a sweet little girl!  Happy Birthday Cait! Pin It

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Like This Card?

Look at this super cute valentine card I whipped up.  If you like it, you can make one too for FREE TODAY!  Join me at the Great Plains college in Kindersley today from 2 - 4 pm.  Use the entrance on 5th ave.  Come on out and shop for deeply discounted stamp sets, printed paper, and more.  We'll have a draw, snacks, displays and lots of laughs!  I can't wait to see you there!
You can even book your own workshop where I can show you even more great projects like this!!  March is a great time to do it too b/c while Sale-a-bration is on, you can earn even more FREE product as a hostess!  See ya later! Pin It

Friday, February 11, 2011

Some Bunny Loves You!

I absolutely LOVE these happy hoppers stamps!  They are just adorable, the bunnies look SO real!  Our oldest boy had 2 bunnies for pets when he was little and they were just so cuddly and sweet!  This is yet another image that I had in my prestamped stack!
The cardstock is SU and I REALLY BELIEVE that there is NO nicer cardstock out there!  It is thick and stands up nicely so your cards will have a very professional appearnce.  You can purchase your Stamping Up cardstock here.  I tried my hand at sewing on this card as well but I'm just now noticing how NOT straight the line is - LOL!  Oh well, it gives it character right?  I'm pretty sure that the recipient of this card won't care! Pin It

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bunny Valentine

Some of you may know that my youngest son's nickname is Bunny Toes - a long, albeit sweet, story behind that.  Anyway, I had this little Mo Manning image in my prestamped pile and thought it would be perfect for him for Valentine's Day!
I used all scraps on this card - can you believe that?  Yeppers, all scraps that I had in my scrap bin - use what you have, right!  I cut the images out with my nesties and my Big Shot!  If you're liking the look of the cut outs, you can get YOUR OWN Big Shot right HERE. There is SO much you can do with this machine and I'd love to come a do a class with you and your friends to teach you the wealth of things you can do with it and use it for - even quilters will love this machine!
Have you made your valentines?  Or valentines for your kids to hand out?  If you need supplies or a hand with any of those things you, can contact me right here.
Well, that's all for me today!  Hope you have a wonderful day!  Go give that little special someone in your life a big hug! Pin It

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Falling For You

Kind of an unconventional Valentine's Day card since it is in Fall colors and has a fall image but I think its cute nonetheless!
This little image is one that Joni Stringfield and I came up with for Paper Pretties.  I found her already colored in my stack of prestamped images so I couldn't resist throwing a quick card together with her.  I absolutely LOVE this ribbon from Stamping Up - it is just THEE nicest texture you'll ever find in ribbon.  It is so easy to work with!  You can buy it right HERE! Speaking of Valentines, have you seen this great image from the Occassions Mini?
No WAIT - did you see the price?  10.95 - REALLY???  REALLY!!  I LOVE that Stampin Up gets that not everyone can spend hundreds of dollars on stamps!  I love this single Valentine image that is perfect for making a huge variety of valentines!  You can order that stamp right HERE!  It will come right to your front door - bada bing, bada boom!
I'd love to hear your Valentine's Day plans!!!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you're planning for that special someone in your life!!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paper Crafting Open House!!

If you haven't heard and you live in the Kindersley area, on February 12th, I'd love for you to join me for a Paper Crafting Open House from 2 - 4 pm at the Great Plains college.

We'll be doing a TON of things - here are some of the highlights:

  • a raffle
  • make and takes
  • clubs
  • classes
  • babes & brownies nights
  • chances to earn and win free merchandise
  • lots of samples and eye candy
  • retired stamps and tools sale
  • demonstrations

Those are just some of the amazing things you'll get to see/do/buy that day!  It is sure to be a fun day with lots of laughs.  Bring a friend (and when you do, I'll have a little gift for you), and stop by for a look at all I have planned for the coming year!  Be sure to email me and let me know if you can make it!  I can't wait to see you there!! Pin It

Monday, February 7, 2011

Let it Snow, Let it Snow...

Let it Snow!  Do you ever just feel like you need a snow day?  Sometimes I feel like I need a week of snowdays just to catch up, relax, stamp, cuddle with Andy and the boys and enjoy being in the coziness of home!
This card was inspired by just that feeling and was another of the prestamped images I had on my desk:
Here are all the details:
c/s:  SU; Ink:  memento black, copic markers; dp:  paper salon; access:  nesties, SU ribbon, SU scalloped border punch, diamond stickles; stamps:  PP Pin It

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Web Site

I'm VERY excited about my new Stampin Up! website.  I have poured hours into it choosing colors, layouts, messages,etc that I'm hoping will inspire and excite you!  Here is a screen shot of my main page:
You can click on the image and it will take you straight there!  There are a couple of features I'd like to bring your attention to!  Whereever you see this little symbol:  you can click on it and you will receive all my updated information by email!  Promotions, ideas, and events!!!  You'll NEVER have to worry about missing a sale or a function that you were hoping to attend - plus, you'll have access to a TON of inspirational ideas that you can recreate for the people in your life that you love! 
You can shop from anywhere in Canada and have the product show up right on your own doorstep - you don't even have to leave the house ( and in Canada, in the winter, that is a GREAT thing).  You can contact me to book a workshop or for any questions you may have or you can even sign up to be a demonstrator if you like! 
Stop by and let me know what you think of my new little site!  I quite like the way it looks and I hope you will too!

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

He Will Complete It!!!

I just LOVE this scripture.  This is a stamp that Julie Masse and I designed when we worked together at Paper Pretties.  It will always be one of my favs and I love how this card turned out!  I cased the layout from someone...sorry. 
I hope that this scripture encourages you and brings you hope today!  God has his eye on YOU!  Have an amazing day!
Deets: c/s:  SU; dp:  Basic Grey; ink:  SU basic black; Stamps:  PP, SU; ribbon:  my stash Pin It

Friday, February 4, 2011

Make a Wish

I have a big stack of pre-stamped images that I'm trying to use up!  Remember my New Year's resolution - use what you have!  I do have an alterior (sp?) motive - I'm trying to use what I have so I can get NEW stuff - LOL!  I just can't get more stuff with a clear conscience without either using up or getting rid of stuff I already have!  This is a Paper Pretties image that I had in my drawer:
Turns out that alot of Benjamin's friends in kindergarten are girls so this will be perfect for the next little girl's birthday party!!
Deets:  c/s:  memory box; dp:  basic grey; ink:  memento black, copic markers; access:  EK success punch, PTI ribbon, diamond stickles, nesties!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to call me or email me about that Babes & Brownies we can set up for you! Pin It

Thursday, February 3, 2011

In Case You Didn't Know...

Its SALE-A-BRATION time at Stampin Up!  This is the biggest and best promotion of the year and it runs through to the end of March.  During Sale-a-bration, with any $60.00 purchase, you get to choose a FREE stamp set, ribbon, designer series paper, definitely decorative element OR 1 of many choices of stamp sets from the big idea book and catalogue!  You can also earn sets by hosting a workshop!  Yep, 'Babes & Brownies' - just invite some of your best friends over and I'll do all the rest!  Call me today to book your Babes & Brownies night!
If you want to have a look at what you can earn free just click on the Sale-a-bration catty below to do your shopping or click the one in the right hand column to download it and make your wish list now!

To wet your appetite I have to show you this adorable card that my upline and darling friend Corinne Somerville sent me:
How GAWGEOUS is this!!!  It was made with one of the Sale-a-bration sets you can get FREE - did I mention you could get it FREE!  In our current economy anything FREE is not only rare but good!  There are many other great options to choose from as well for your free gift!
What are you doing still here?  Go and download that catty and start making your wish list, look at your calendar and CALL ME or email me to book your very own Babes & Brownies night! Pin It

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Yellow Yikes!

This yellow was a littttttle bright!  I do like this color combo but should have used a more muted yellow.  I think the black on the flowers looks a little harsh as well so I maybe should have stamped it in grey! 
I did add some black glitter to the center of the flowers which is tough to see in the pic.  I love the sentiment stamped across the tag and the grey!  The stamp set is anther oldie by SU called watercolor garden.  The yellow c/s was embossed with a sizzix texture plate and the ribbon is from my stash.  The tag is really old as well and the punch used on the black is a fiskars paper edger!  Thanks for stopping by today! Pin It

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hmmm What Was the Name of This Again....

There was a period where I ordered some SU stuff from a few friends but never really paid too much attention and for the life of me, I still can't remember the name of this set! 
This set maaaaayyy be going!  Its cute but not one I absolutely love!  This dp is by basic grey and the sentiment is also from an old SU sentiment set and its staying!!  The ribbon, I think, is PTI and the button is from my little ol stash! Pin It
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