Monday, September 25, 2017

Plan With Me - Sept 25 - October 1

Hard to believe last Friday was the first day of Fall....what is with these hot and humid temperatures?? However, while I wait for the beautiful big Maple tree in my back yard to change colour....let's make do with this weeks spread. I am using another Green Darner Designs sticker set....Autumn Leaves. So beautiful.




I just love the soft warm oranges and reds.The full boxes add fun designs and I through in a few happy dancing Pearl the penguin for fun. Plus a reminder to myself for Two Dollar Toonie days. Check out my quick Plan With Me video below:






If you like this sticker kit, and fancy picking one up yourself from Green Darner Designs Etsy shop, make sure you use the code ANNE20 to receive 20% off and mention my name in the order comment box to receive an exclusive freebie! It's all about the gardening!

Have a great week.  
Cheers
Anne



Friday, September 22, 2017

Treasures - Cross Stitch

It's been 10 years since I last picked up my needle and cross-stitched.  Not sure why I stopped, I'd been stitching for 30 odd years and remember the very first kit I purchased in a little store in Bath, England when I still lived there.  It was an initial A with a girl draped down one side.  If I find it in all my boxes to be unpacked, I will post a photo soon.

Anyway, I have stitched so many things over the years, for me...for our house...for the kids...for friends and family.  Wedding announcements, birth announcements, new home, birthdays, Christmas...you name it, I have probably cross-stitched it at some time. I even did a few of my own designs.

Because we moved into our new home a month ago, have a wedding to plan next year and recently lost our little toy poodle of 15 years, I wanted to start something new.  A family tree.


This is an old Dimensions kit I had not opened, can't remember if I purchased it, or my Mum sent it to me years ago.  I usually find the centre of the fabric, centre stitch and start from there...working my way up to the top...then down to the bottom.  I will post some pictures as I progress.

So what are you stitching right now?  Comment below and let me know.

Have a fabulous weekend!
Cheers
Anne



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tuesday Treat

Made these fabulous treats on the weekend.  Thought I would share with you just how simple and easy they are to make...and if you are on Weight Watchers, only 2 points each or 5 points for two mini muffins.  Just perfect with a cup of tea.

Pumpkin Spice Mini Muffins



Here is what you will need to make them.  A tin of Pumpkin Pie filling and a box of cake mix, plus 1/4 cup water.  I used Duncan Hines Spice Cake mix.


Mix the cake mix, with pumpkin pie filling and the water...no need for eggs or oil.


Pour into mini muffin pans - I sprayed some pam in first  - and bake for 20 minutes at 350.   It made 48 little mini muffins.  Pretty simple and oh so good. 

Until next time,
Cheers
Anne 


Monday, September 11, 2017

October Monthly Plan With Me

Have the leaves around you started to change colour yet?  None in my back yard have, but I noticed some along the highway beginning to show gorgeous shades of red and rust. Love this time of the year. It's also time to update my Happy Planner and prepare the October monthly spread. What do you think?




I just love the vibrant reds and oranges and the happy splashes of green and yellow.  I also really liked how the header banner on the left was an L shape, super easy to place too. Not sure what I mean? Check out my quick Plan With Me video below




If you like this sticker kit, and fancy picking one up yourself from Green Darner Designs Etsy shop, make sure you use the code ANNE20 to receive 20% off and mention my name in the order comment box to receive an exclusive freebie!

Wait till you see the gorgeous weekly stickers that will be arriving soon.  Don't worry, I will share another PWM video.

Have a great week.  
Cheers
Anne


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Special

Every now and again, Paper Pumpkin offers a special to new subscribers.  There was one only a few months ago, so I didn't think there would be another one so soon, but there is!!  Check this out.



This 50% off only applies to the new subscribers first kit.  After that, the price for each months kit is $26.95 and that includes shipping, but not taxes.

Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at www.paperpumpkin.com to subscribe

Join me and the Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin gals when we put together our pumpkin kit at my home.  Refreshments and treats provided.  Fee to attend...nothing.  Must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber with Anne Hunt.  See classes and events more details on the next paper pumpkin day.

Gain access to an exclusive Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Facebook group. Ideas shared on alternative uses for your kit. 

Cancel at any time.  Sign up before September 10th for this great offer.  
Contact me at baashunt@gmail.com for more information or to ask questions.





Cheers
Anne

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesdays Treat

Good morning...and do I have a treat for you today! 

A month ago, I decided it was time to loose a bit of weight and get back into shape. So I joined Weight Watchers. It was not my first time on this merry-go-round, but I heard they had a new program and a sale...so why not try again. I am happy to report, after five weeks, I have lost 6.8 lbs.  

Similar to the points plus program they had before, we still give food a point value, now called Smart Points, to track our daily intake.  The smart points are measured using calories, protein, sugar and fat.  Veggies and fruit are zero points. I get to use 30 points a day. 

I want to share with you, some of the great recipes, snacks and treats I am enjoying and how many points they are worth.  Today I am sharing a recipe I made on the weekend for our house warming do.  It's called:

Quick Vegetarian Chili


Ingredients

1 tsp canola oil
1 clove garlic, minced
14 1/2 oz stewed tomato(es)
15 oz canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz canned yellow corn, drained
15 oz canned tomato sauce

1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 tbsp low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions


  • Heat oil in a large, nonstick, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until aromatic, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, beans, corn, tomato sauce, chili powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, onion and pepper; stir well.
  • Increase heat to high and bring chili to a boil; cook, stirring frequently, until chili is thick and flavours are concentrated, about 5 minutes. Spoon into serving bowls and sprinkle with cheese.  It serves 4 people, and a 1/4 serving is worth 7 points for those of us counting.  Enjoy!!
Cheers
Anne



Monday, September 4, 2017

Lemonade Week

Happy Monday everyone, this week my Classic Happy Planner is featuring a sample kit I received from Green Darner Designs called Lemonade.  So bright and cheerful.


When I begin planning my week, I take the pages out of my planner and lay them on my table. Next I flip to the monthly view, to make sure I don't forget any important dates for that week.  I divide my weekly view in the vertical planner into three categories. Top row is for appointments.  Middle row is for my To Do lists.  Bottom row is for tracking and memory keeping. How do you set your weekly planners up?

How many of you would like to see me do a Plan With Me video?  Comment below or on my Facebook page....we could do a Facebook Live.  What do you think??

Don't forget, today between 11:00am - 3:00pm EST if you place an order on the Green Darner Designs Etsy store and use code ANNE50, you will get 50% off your order!  Its a flash sale.

Stop by tomorrow for a quick Weight Watchers awesome recipe. You'll be glad you did.

Cheers
Anne

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Green Darner Designs

I love paper, as you know. I love planners, as you know.  I love stickers for my planners....that you probably didn't know.  Here is something else you probably didn't know...I am thrilled to announce that I was chosen to be part of the Green Darner Design PR team.  What is Green Darner Designs...


Green Darner Designs is a Canadian Planner Sticker Shop on Etsy, owned and operated by Shelley Solyon, (Naniaimo, BC.), specializing in Mambi Big Happy Planner, Classic Happy Planner, Mini Happy Planner, Erin Condren and Recollections Kits. Believe me, her monthly and weekly kits are amazing!  

So if you check out her page on Facebook, or her shop on Etsy and want to order these fabulous, colourful, cute stickers use the code ANNE20 during check out, you will receive 20% off your order, plus an exclusive freebie if you mention me in the order comments.

But there's more.  Shelley is having a labour day sale....so if you wait until Monday and order between 11:00am - 3:00pm, use the code ANNE50 and you will receive 50% off!  How cool is that??

Check out this weeks "before the pen" using the delightful Sunflower weekly kit.


Stop by on Monday for more planner news and views.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Cheers
Anne


Friday, August 25, 2017

Colourful Cards, Treats and Treasures

It's been quite the adventure, packing up our old house in Kemptville, and moving 15 minutes away to the little village of Merrickville.  My craft room is still not completely unpacked, but I am getting there.  It helps to have a nice big garden to sit in when taking breaks.


Having spent weeks going through boxes in the basement to declutter, I came across lots of my other craft items from over the years.....and discovered new crafts that seem to take up less space and help me keep organised.  So much so, that I don't want to dedicate this blog just to Colourful Cards.  After all, the official title of this blog is Colourful Cards, Treats and Treasures. So starting next week, I will be blogging more often (hopefully) and sharing more fun things with you.

*  Plan With Me's, using my Happy Planner

*  Recipes, mostly Weight Watcher approved

*  Cross Stitch, sharing old and new

*  Card Making, Stampin' Up's new fabulous holiday catalogue

*  Memory Keeping and Scrapbooking

I will still be making Youtube video's, still posting on my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.  So lots of places to follow along. 

You will still be able to purchase through my Stampin' Up! store and pop along to various classes I will be offering. Yes, much more variety there too. Paper Pumpkin, Card Making, Scrapbooking, Planning and Journalling. A little something, for everyone.  

Have a great weekend....I am off to continue unpacking.  
Cheers
Anne

Friday, August 11, 2017

Moving

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I last posted here.  No, I have not left the country...gone into hiding, or been arrested.  I am moving!!   From our ever growing small town, to a little village 10-15 minutes away.  So not completely out of the area.  

The decision to move was a quick one, and within a week we had our house on the market and sold in a day.  So the hunt was on for a new abode. Found one, and we move next week.  Sadly my craft room is all packed up at the moment, but I did manage to make a few quick cards last weekend before the boxes came out.  

I made this card for my son and his girlfriend, who just purchased and moved into their very first home last week. I used the new Just Add Color Specialty designer series paper, and Delightful Daisy designer series paper. Card base was soft sky and I used a doily to add a bit of contrast.





I will miss my large craft room, but I am sure I will find a cosy spot in the new place that will offer just as much fun. I will continue with my monthly classes, and Paper Pumpkin club in September, so watch out for the updated class info.

Have a great weekend.
Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christmas In July

Stampin' Up! are holding a Christmas in July promotion....want to know what it is??    




Well, if you sign up to be a demonstrator, or happy shopper, in the month of July....not only will you get $165 worth of products for only $135.00...but you will also receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $68! 

And why stop there....how about we include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE. Thats an added value of $26!   Such a great deal.  With the new holiday catalogue coming out soon....that gives you the awesome benefit of getting new stuff at 20% off. 

Ooh and did I tell you its FREE SHIPPING on this starter order?? How cool is that??  

Call me today if you are interested in becoming a Happy Shopper or Stampin' Up Demonstrator, and I will show you how to get started.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.


Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


To order any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store at www.colourfulcards.stampinup.net or by clicking the SHOP NOW tab above.

Fancy becoming a Happy Shopper and getting a discount each time you order, Join My Team...and let's stamp together.  

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bonus Days

This week, I am not actually sharing a card I made.....but sharing some fabulous news from the Stampin' Up! world. Who remembers Bonus Days from last summer??




It was the first time Stampin' Up! offered them...and apparently it was a huge success. So they have repeated it again. How does it work? Well, for every $60 you spend, before tax and shipping, you will receive (by email) a code which entitles you to $6.00 off an August order.  It can only be redeemed August 1-31.  

There is no limit to the number of coupons you can earn throughout the duration of the promotion - July 1 -31.  An email address is required, so Stampin' Up! can send you the redemption code.

New starter kit promotion is excluded.   What's the starter kit promotion?? Find out about that on Thursday when I bring you more Stampin' Up news!! Have a great week.

Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


To order any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store at www.colourfulcards.stampinup.net or by clicking the SHOP NOW tab above.

Fancy becoming a Happy Shopper and getting a discount each time you order, Join My Team...and let's stamp together.  

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge

Well, I know I promised this for last Thursday....but life has been pretty hectic around here. We have decided to list our house on the market and move! So between working, decluttering and looking after our son's two dogs....I just couldn't find the time to make a card, until today.  

This is another card challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches for clean and simple cards.This weeks challenge is a colour challenge, and the three colours Cathy gave us were Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Island Indigo. Here is my card.



I used the Whisper White Notecards to make this card, with a layer of Berry Burst cardstock underneath, then a top layer of Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment and cut out....which I did using the Daisy punch.  With the punched out piece of daisy, I sponged it in Lemon Lime Twist ink and popped it onto the top using a Stampin Dimensional.  The sentiment from Daisy Delight stamp set was stamped in Island Indigo ink.  Super cute.



This card will be a Make and Take at the Kemptville Women In Business July meeting. My fellow KWIB members will be making this card...can't wait to show them how quick and easy it is, and what a wonderful tool for their businesses. Customer thank you cards.

Just in case next week is as crazy busy as this one....not promising which day I will post.  So just stay tuned and check back often.  

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.


Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Paper Players Challenge

What a fabulous long weekend....to start with it was Canada Day on Saturday, and my son was headlining the festivities at Riverside Park in my small town. His performance was amazing, all his aunts, uncles and cousins came from all across Canada to watch. If that wasn't fabulous enough, during his last song, he proposed to his girlfriend right before the fire works went off.  It was magical!

Sunday, we went to a big family BBQ and Monday I relaxed, just having some fun with a card challenge.  Have you ever tried one??  This card challenge was from The Paper Players.  The challenge was to make a card based on a theme...which was a thank you for your favourite teacher or a message of congratulations for a graduating student. Here is my card.



I used two stamp sets for this, Dragonfly Dreams with the matching die's, and part of the sentiment from the May paper pumpkin Sara's kit. The card base was Soft Sky and stamping done on Whisper White

I really enjoying playing along with this challenge....you should give it a try or at least check out the lovely designs on their page.


Stop by on Thursday and I will do another card challenge just for fun.

Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day

Just wanted to pop in and wish all my customers a very Happy Canada Day on this, Canada's 150th birthday!!  One of my fellow demonstrators came up with this card, and I just knew I had to make it and share it with you.  



Would love to hear how you all plan on spending Canada Day....I will be watching my son perform at our local park.  He is headlining the day of activities and music, performing right before the fireworks.  Can't wait!!



                                         FTRSL  click here for info

Have a fabulous day and evening...stay safe ...and check back next Tuesday for some fun card challenges.

Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Birthday Deliveries Week - Card #2

On Tuesday, I showed you a card using the stamp set Birthday Deliveries and a cute little girl standing with her back to us. The designer series paper from this suite, Birthday Memories shows this little girl's front view. The co-ordinating die Birthday Friends Framelits actually cuts her out. I thought it was so cute, I needed to make a card using it. What do you think??


The Soft Sky card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". I stamped the sentiment in Dapper Denim on a piece of Whisper White card stock that is 4" x 5 1/4". Then glued it onto the card front at a wonky angle, which I trimming off the excess card stock. The little poodle was stamped on scrap Whisper White and coloured in using my blender pens and Crumb Cake ink. The little girl was die cut from the DSP and both adhered to the front of the card using Stampin Dimensionals.  Little enamel shapes were added to the card front to make it pop. Super cute!!

Stop by next week for another sample of my Colourful Cards.


Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


To order any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store at www.colourfulcards.stampinup.net or by clicking the SHOP NOW tab above.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Birthday Deliveries Week - Card #1

With Canada's big birthday almost upon us, I still wanted to focus on birthdays this week. Another fabulous suite Stampin' Up! has introduced in the new annual catalogue, is Birthday Memories. The designer series paper is so cute, very retro, and the stamp set Birthday Deliveries is so very useful...for adults, or children's birthdays. Check out this card, which we made at class on Friday night.



I found this design on Pinterest, totally forget the name of the lady who made it, but I thought it was so cute.  I changed the colours up on mine, using Blushing Bride card stock for the base and stamped the cake's all over the front in the same colour ink. Die cut a Layering Ovals scalloped edge Framelit in Sweet Sugar Plum card stock and stamped the little girl in Blushing Bride ink on a Whisper White oval.  I coloured her in slightly, just around the edged using my Blender Pen. The banner was stamped in Blushing Bride on a scrap of Whisper White and die cut. The sentiment stamped in Flirty Flamingo, then adhered with Stampin Dimensionals.  

So cute for a little girls birthday.  Stop by on Thursday for another sample from Birthday Memories.


Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


To order any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store at www.colourfulcards.stampinup.net or by clicking the SHOP NOW tab above.

Fancy becoming a Happy Shopper and getting a discount each time you order, Join My Team...and let's stamp together.  

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Plan With Me - Love Today Planner

On Tuesday I showed you a video of how I set up my Love Today Planner and how I will be using it. As a Memory Keeping Journal.  




Today, I thought I would show you how I plan each upcoming week ....deciding which events to journal about and how I select my decor, stickers, papers and photographs to go inside.   Check out this PWM video below.  Please excuse the fact that my head shows a few times while stamping and colouring...almost redid the video, but thought....nah, you still get the idea.  



This is such a great tool to use for keeping track of things....life in general, fitness, babies first year, wedding planning...the list is endless.  Comment below on what you would use this planner for??

Pop back next Tuesday as I will be showcasing another new stamp set from the Birthday Memories Suite.  


Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


To order any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store at www.colourfulcards.stampinup.net or by clicking the SHOP NOW tab above.

Fancy becoming a Happy Shopper and getting a discount each time you order, Join My Team...and let's stamp together.  

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Love Today Planner

So for those of you who don't know....I am addicted to paper. Notebooks, planners, card stock, pretty papers, stickers, agenda's.  Hardly surprising then that I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  

I generally use a Happy Planner to keep track of my day to day tasks, upcoming events and family activities.  Decorating it with stickers, stamps and DSP. So imagine my absolute joy, in seeing the Love Today Planner kit in the Stampin' Up! new annual catalogue. Pretty sure I screamed when I first saw it!!

There are so many ways to use it....travel journal, fitness trackers, babies first year, wedding planner and family activities planner.  I thought it would be fun to share my excitement with you, how I set up my planner and what I actually plan on using it for. Check out the video below.





So what do you think??  Is it something you might need in your life??  Its a great deal for $48 as you get so much in the kit.  Plus you can buy refills for it...so its something you can use year after year. 

I plan on doing a monthly video or Plan With Me, on how I set up my month or weekly spreads using pretty DSP, stickers and stamps.  Hope you will follow my Youtube Channel, so as not to miss out on these PWM videos and Colourful Card video's.


Stop back on Thursday for my first Love Today Plan With Me video.

Cheers
Anne
Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


To order any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my online store at www.colourfulcards.stampinup.net or by clicking the SHOP NOW tab above.

Fancy becoming a Happy Shopper and getting a discount each time you order, Join My Team...and let's stamp together.  

How about subscribing to Colourful Cards Paper Pumpkin Club - kit together once a month, exclusive Facebook group for alternatives and sharing.

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