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Monday, 30 April 2012

Occasions Mini Carryover

The list has just been released!  These are the items from the Occasions Mini Catalog that will carry over to the 2012-13 Idea Book & Catalog which launches June 1!

To place an order, email or call 905-320-4477.  Or shop 24/7 online by clicking the "shop now" link at the top right of the page.


Natural Inspiration

I wanted to share another beautiful card featuring the Inspired by Nature set that retires on May 31.  This amazingly versatile set is very popular and I'm sad to see it go.  Don't miss out on your chance to own this great set and create stunning treasures like this card; made by fellow Demonstrator, Jennifer Tinline.


This card uses a tissue paper technique to give the card that two dimensional feel.  To learn how you can duplicate this look or to order Inspired by Nature, email or call me 905-320-4477.  

Of course, you can shop 24/7 by simply clicking my Shop Now link at the top right of the page.

LAST Day

Today is the LAST day to order from the Occasions Mini catalog or from the sneak peek of the Summer Smooches suite.
Don't miss out on these great products.  We know the Summer Smooches will be available again when the new catalog launches June 1; but, there is very little chance we will see carry over from the Occasions Mini.

Email or call me to order.  You can always shop online too by clicking the shop now link at the top right of this blog.


Saturday, 28 April 2012

Inspired by Nature

I am an outdoors person.  I love nature and all it has to offer, and I adore the Inspired by Nature set that retires on May 31.

This beautiful set can be used in so many ways, the possibilities are endless.  Don't miss out on your chance to own this beautiful set.


I absolutely LOVE this card.  The colours are perfect and remind me of a beautiful summer sunset.  The techniques used to create this card are brayering and masking.  To learn how you can create this amazing card that will WOW your friends and family; or to email Inspired by Nature, email me or call me at 905-320-4477.  You can also shop online, by clicking my shop now link at the top right of the page.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Join My Team of Demonstrators for Only $125


Beginning May 1, 2012, you can join my team of Demonstrators for an amazing $125!  That's a savings of over $100!
What is even MORE amazing about this is that the new Starter Kit is fully customizable.  YOU decide what products you want to start your Stampin' Up! business.

When you purchase your $125 Starter Kit, you'll also receive a FREE business supplies pack (valued at $70) and then you can choose $155 worth of products to build your kit.  That's a total value of $225, which will be tax free and you'll get free shipping!

If you have thought about joining Stampin' Up! this is a great opportunity to do so.  This new Design-Your-Own Kit is a perfect tool to get you and your new business off the ground.

To join my team, please contact me for more information.

Happy Stamping,
Stephanie
905-320-4477

If you want to join my team and prefer the old kit, you have until April 30 to sign up and receive the old kit.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Retiring List for Accessories and Decor Elements

As promised, here are the lists for the retiring Accessories and Decor Elements.  I'm quite surprised by some of the items on the list, like my favourite 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.  If this is a favourite of yours, make sure you order before it's too late.  Once supplies run out, that's it.

NOTE: There are two errors on the Accessories list.  The Paper Snips (103579) and Craft Scissors (108360) are NOT retiring and will not be offered at a discounted price.  


You will see that the Classic Stampin' Ink Pads are on this list, do not panic; we are not discontinuing them.  They are simply being replace with a new and improved FIRM foam stamp pad.


We know you're going to love these new Stampin' Pads-just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
  • Pad stays juicier for longer resulting in better ink pad longevity!
In addition, our new Stampin' Pads
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with colour name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)-just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colours, including our exclusive In Colors!

To place your order for any of the items on the retiring lists, please email or call me at 905-320-4477.  You can also shop online, by clicking the Stampin' Up! logo on the upper right side of my blog.  Happy shopping!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Final Week

The Occasions Mini Catalog ends April 30.  There are a lot of great sets and accessories that won't be available once the catalog ends.

Like this fun set, You're My Type.  This is a great set for any occasion and it's definitely perfect for making masculine cards.
Check out some of these samples made by fellow demonstrators:




To order You're My Type simply shop online by clicking the "shop now" button in the upper right corner, email me or call 905-320-4477



Monday, 23 April 2012

Matchbox Favours

Has a family member or friend ever asked you to create favours for a wedding, shower, party or other event?  I have created a few over the past several years; and I have to say it's no easy feat...

...Until now!  I've just discovered the Matchbox Bigx XL Die for the Big Shot and I gotta say, it's the perfect accessory for making favours!

These awesome matchboxes can be decorated to suit any event decor and you can fill them with whatever treat you decide upon.

Created by fellow Demonstrator, Christine Logan

To order, simply visit my online store, by clicking the "shop now" button at the top right of the page, or contact me via email or phone: 905-320-4477

Friday, 20 April 2012

Book to Look

I'm so excited to announce I'm offering a new incentive to all my customers!  If you come out to any of my events, you will be offered the chance to "book to look".

What does "book to look" mean?  Well, I have created a box of envelopes and if you book an in-home workshop with me, you'll earn the right to look at one of those envelopes!

Inside each one is a FREE gift you'll get for booking your workshop!  Gifts can be anything from the current catalogs.  It could be a package of Glue Dots or it could be a Stamp set or Punch...you won't know until you book to look!

Contact me to book your workshop today!
stampnsteph@gmail.com  905-320-4477

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

More Baroque Motifs

I wanted to show you another card I made today using the retiring set Baroque Motifs. This set is so versatile and lovely, it's hard to imagine anyone NOT owning it.


This beautiful card is very simple to make.  The images on the black background were stamped in VersaMark ink and coated in clear embossing powder, then set with the heat too.  I then tore the corner and place a piece of our First Edition DSP behind it; affixing the whole thing to a crumb cake card.  The "kind" is them stamped on a 1/2" strip of very vanilla card stock and the flower is made from 2 large scallop and 1 small scallop punch outs in rose red card stock.  To get that multi-layered look to the flower, I used a technique taught to me by fellow demonstrator, Christine Logan.  I crumpled the card stock until it looked like the edges were starting to peel and then I gently, carefully, pulled them apart; turning 1 flower into 2!  I pierced the centre with our paper piercing tool and put a black brad through to hold them together.  I then affixed the flower to the card using glue dots and voila! Once beautiful Baroque Motifs card that can be used for almost any occasion!

To order your Baroque Motifs set before it retires, contact me by email or phone, 905-320-4477

Lace Ribbon Border Punch

Have you seen the Lace Ribbon Border Punch?  It's absolutely amazing and can make any project beautiful!

Here's a great video from Stampin' Up! HQ on how to make sure you're getting the most from your punch each time you use it!



The beautiful card featured in the video was made with the Borderlines stamp set that is retiring at the end of May.  If you like this card and want to duplicate it, make sure you order Borderlines before it's too late!

You can order online, email or by calling me at 905-320-4477

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My Digital Studio & My Digital Studio Express

In the world of paper crafting, more and more people are looking for Digital options.  Here is a great video by Stampin' Up! outlining the differences between My Digital Studio and My Digital Studio Express.




To order My Digital Studio or My Digital Studio Express, visit my website.

Scrappin' Birthday Parties

Have you been looking for something new, different and still affordable for you child's birthday party?  Why not try a scrapbooking party?  Each child will get to create their own personalized project.

I have several project options available from simple cards, to mini albums and wall hangings.  Only one project option per party; and the choice is that of the birthday child and his/her parent.

There is a minimum five (5) child minimum requirement with a 50%, non-refundable, deposit due at booking.  

As a thank-you, the birthday child will receive a birthday gift from me!

Cost is $10.00/child.



For the grown up scrappin' party, host a birthday workshop* with a few of your friends and family and as a thank-you, you'll receive a free birthday gift!  You'll also receive all the benefits of being a workshop hostess (with qualifying sales)!
*There is a $5.00 charge for mini-album projects

Monday, 16 April 2012

Baroque Motifs


How lovely and whimsical is this set?  Baroque Motifs is just one of many sets on the retirement list this  year.  Order yours today before it's gone for good.  You can order Baroque Motifs (set of 6) until May 31; but don't miss your chance.

You can create beautiful cards and gifts with this set.  Here is an example of one of my favourite cards using Baroque Motifs.





This super simple card is elegant and beautiful.  I used very vanilla card stock, rose red and early espresso ink, Versa mark ink and clear heat emboss powder.  The image was stamped first in the rose red, then stamped again in Versa Mark slightly offset. The clear embossing powder was sprinkled over the Versa Mark and set using the heat tool.  I then stamped the flowers over top in early espresso and added a basic pearl embellishment to the centres.  I then completed the look with our stripped 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in early espresso.

To order your Baroque Motifs set before it's gone, order online by clicking the link on the upper right of the page, or contact me directly via email or by calling 905-320-4477

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Going, Going...Gone!


Stampin' Up! has just released the 2011-12 Retirement List.  These stamp sets will only be available until May 31.

Now is the perfect chance to make sure you get those favourite sets before they disappear.  I know there are some that I've been coveting; but, kept saying "oh, I'll just get them later".  Well, now I have to get them or I'm going to miss out.  Don't let this happen to you.

You can find the retired list online here, or you can shop online by visiting my site here.

The retiring list is quite large this year and here are some reasons why:
  • need to make room as this new catalogue will be slightly smaller (allowing us to more easily mail it!).  Rest assured the seasonal catalogues will make up the difference as they will be larger.
  • All sets in the new catalogue will be offered in BOTH wood and clear, so some sets that were only wood mount have to go.
  • Stampin' Up wants to keep it all fresh, with new, exciting and trendy products (can't wait to see that new catalogue).  To get yours email me!

If you have any questions or want to put your order toward the Switzerland Fundraiser I'm holding for the  2nd Mount Hope Guides & Pathfinders, please email me or call me at 905-320-4477

Great Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is just around the corner and what better way to say "I Love You" than with handmade gifts?

These cute tea lights are super easy to make!


These tea lights were purchased at WalMart.  They are plain white, unscented candles.  I used two stamp sets to create this lovely gift pack: Just Believe and Three Little Words.  
The candles are then wrapped up in our cellophane bags and topped sealed with a Top Note cut out from the Big Shot, some baker's twine in Island Indigo and embellished with a beautiful paper flower, made with our new Blossom punch.

To order any of these items you can contact me by email or by phone; or you can order online by clicking the button at the top right hand side.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Paper Purses

I love handbags. In fact, I would say I have an obsession with them; though I don't buy them as often as I would like.
That's why I am in love with these adorable paper purses!
The first is made using the new Petite Purse Bigz L Die, for the Big Shot, from the 2012-13 Summer Smooch Sneak Peek. I absolutely adore this cute little purse. The best part is you can accessorize it any way you'd like! Leave it plain or bling it out, it'll look great no matter what you decide!
How great would these be as shower or wedding favours?  Fill them with some candy or chocolate and they make the perfect "thank-you" gift.


The second purse is made using a 12x12 sheet of DSP (designer series paper) and a sheet of accenting 8.5x11 card stock. It can be used to carry cards to and from events or why not fill it with handmade cards and give it as a gift?

Directions for the card caddy can be found at www.ustamp4fun.com

Monday, 9 April 2012

Stamp with Stephanie Spring Promo

I'm feeling very generous this week with the Easter holiday and spring temperatures, so I'm offering a limited time offer.

With every purchase this week ONLY, I'll give you 10% off your order.  Orders valued at $25 or more (before shipping & taxes) will be entered into a draw for a $50 gift certificate to use when the new catalog launches June 1!

Since this is not a Stampin' Up! promotion, orders must be emailed or called into me directly so I can apply your discount.

Please contact me to order before April 15th.

stampnsteph@gmail.com

905-320-4477

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Happy Easter

It's Easter weekend and I'm sure many of you will be out visiting family and enjoying the forecasted beautiful weather.  Why not bring your family & friends this beautiful card, using Heaven Blessed, to wish them a Happy Easter?

Colours: melon mambo, old olive, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight and whisper white
Accessories: ticket punch corner rounder, big shot & top notes die

Contact me to order.

Summer Smooches Sneak Peek

Do you love Summer Smooches?  I do and so does Stampin' Up!  Which is why you can get a sneak peek at our new 2012-13 product in April!



As an added bonus, when you order through me before April 30, 2012, I'll take 10% off your order!  What could be better?  Sneak previews, Summer Smooches and discounts, oh my!

Email or call me: 905-320-4477 to place your order.