Hello again, stamping friends!  Well, I hadn’t planned on being away from posting for the last few days – but a powerful windstorm took the decision out of my hands!  You may have seen it on the t.v. news – our area (lower mainland British Columbia – Vancouver) experienced some crazy wind over the weekend, and as a result, a lot of people have been without power, internet and cable.

We were one of the fortunate areas; our power was restored on Saturday afternoon; people in some areas are still without power – my parents only just got power back this afternoon!

It was super windy, with gusts up to 90 km h, which resulted in of course trees knocked down everywhere; here are a couple that went down behind our house – thankfully they fell away from the house, and missed our neighbours, as well.

tree behind house

This is looking out our basement door – you can see how the tree was totally uprooted, and is laying right across the back path.

root ball

This one fell amongst the other trees; I could only safely get a picture of it’s root ball.  I’m not sure if the top 1/2 of it landed in the neighbour’s yard, or if it landed on the outside of their fence.


This in just one ‘arm’ of a tree that broke and landed all the way across the path; our dog can go under it, but people have to climb over it!  The city still hasn’t come to chop the trees up, and take them away,  yet.  There were a lot of streets closed, with trees landing on streets, and we saw one land right on top of a bus shelter – I’m so glad no one was sitting there when it happened!  Scary stuff! :O

So – back to stamping news!  There’s still time to sign up for my Tin of Cards Class – I just checked the backorder report, and it looks like the kits won’t ship until September 11th, so I will be rescheduling the class to September 18th.

This is what is included in the kit:

SU tin of cards

These are the completed cards – I just finished putting my kit together!

tins of cards completed

I love this kit – it comes with everything to make 16 cards; 4 each of 4 designs, plus the cute tin to keep them in!  All card bases, layers, die cuts & embellishments are included in the kit.  At the class, you’ll use my stamp set, inks and any additional adhesives needed.   The cost is $40 – please RSVP by tomorrow – Tuesday Sept. 1st so that I can pre order the kits.  Either email me at debsmart@shaw.ca or call me at 604.298.0472 to register.  If you want to order, but can’t make the class date, we can work that out, too!  How about a private class for you & your friends?

I’ll be back tomorrow with the new Weekly Deals – in the meantime, be sure to check out my Events page for all my upcoming classes!  Be sure to register ASAP, as space is limited!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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