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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Pretty Snowflake



I love these snowflake ornaments we made at card club last week.  They look like they would be difficult to duplicate, but really, they're not!

Created using the Festive Flurry stamp set and matching Festive Flurry Framelits  for the Big Shot.  This ornament also includes Red Glimmer Paper, Silver Embossing Powder and Window Sheets

The layers are held together with a hot glue gun.  No, that's not a Stampin' Up! product.  Any old glue gun will do the trick!

To learn how to create these beautiful snowflakes, or to place an order for the products to duplicate it, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Lovely & Joyful

I've posted a lot of projects lately featuring Joyful Christmas and today is no different. I love this card we made at Card Club Wednesday night. The card features many different new products and some old favourites like Lovely as a Tree!
The base of the card was cut out using the new Thinlits Circles for the Big Shot. They are so easy to use and give your cards motion and dimension!

The tree is decorated using Candy Dots in Regals and the front of the card features paper from the Season of Style Designer Series paper pack.

To learn how to create this project, or to order supplies to duplicate it, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

HOLIDAY SALE

Starts today!  Don't miss out on these fabulous products at up to 50% off!!!




Mark Your Calendars and Set Those Reminders...


...the annual HOLIDAY SALE (formerly Online Extravaganza), starts tomorrow!

Selected items up to 50% off!

24-hour ONLY Door Busters at 30% off!

Sale runs Nov 20-Dec 2!  Stock up on those must-have products during our HOLIDAY SALE!

To order during the sale, send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, 18 November 2013

Get the Gift you REALLY Want!


Complete my Stampin' Up! gift wish list and get the gifts you REALLY want this holiday season.  List three people that normally buy you gifts and I will contact them with your suggestions for the perfect gift!  Not only will you get the items you really want; but, they'll thank you for making their holiday shopping easy!  

Don't waste any time.  Get your wish list to me by November 30!



Holiday Orders Deadline

The holidays are right around the corner.  To ensure you receive your Stampin' Up! items before the holidays, all orders must be placed by December 10.

You can still order after Dec. 10; but, we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas.

To place an order, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store!

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Very Merry Tags

I wasn't going to post this yet, but I just love it too much not to share.  The photo doesn't do it justice.

This is a tag we will be making in my upcoming "Very Merry Bags & Tags" class.  I just love how it turned out!

The Big Shot and several framelits feature prominently in this tag design.  The background was cut using the Apothecary Accents framelits; the leaves using Secret Garden framelits and the Woodgrain embossing folder lends texture to the background.


The image is stamped using Stampin' Write Markers and the mistletoe berries are topped with our basic pearls.  

Don't you think this tag would look beautiful upon your hard-thought gifts?  

To order the supplies listed to duplicate this tag, or any other supplies, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store!

Happy Stampin'!



Saturday, 16 November 2013

Joyous Gift Wrap

I posted this a few days ago, and somehow it didn't show up.  So here goes attempt #2...


Did you know Stampin'Up! Has everything you need to make beautiful gift wrappings like this box?  Dress it up with Season of Style DSP and the Joyful Christmas stamp set and you've created a beautiful box to share your gifts this holiday season.

The box is from the Tag a Bag Gift Boxes.  Order separate, or with the accessory kit and you'll have everything you need to create this gift box and more!  

To order any of the items seen here, send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Colouring Fun

How much fun would kids have with this Christmas card featuring Color Me Christmas from the Holiday catalog?

This adorable set, found on pg. 32 in the Holiday catalog features 5 images to make your cards and projects come to life. Leave the image blank and include some crayons, secured with our Season of Style Washi Tape and you've created a beautiful card with an added bonus! Of course, you can always colour the image yourself using any number of techniques! My favourite for this set is using our Aqua Painters.


To place your order for Color Me Christmas simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

You can now purchase the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit to create these beautiful snowflakes!

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including:

•10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
•Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
•Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit 135813 $17.95


To place your order for the Festive Flurry Ornament Kit or any other supplies to make beautiful holiday cards and gifts, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, 11 November 2013

More than Cards

Did you know you can make more than just cards with Stampin' Up! products?  Check out these chocolate bar wrappers featuring Joyful Christmas!

Just think of all the possibilities for handmade gifts this season.  A simple gift like this for a bus driving, crossing guard, hockey coach, or other person of meaning; would leave them smiling for sure!



The Season of Style DSP and Chocolate Chip cardstock coordinate beautifully together. Accentuate the poinsettia with some of our Basic Pearls and you have a gorgeous gift to give.

To place your order for Joyful Christmas or any of the other supplies seen here, simply email me, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy stampin'!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

More Christmas Joy

Here is another beautiful card featuring Joyful Christmas.  I love the look of this card and the 3D effect.

To order Joyful Christmas or any of the other products seen here, please send me an email or call me at 289-280-0304.  You can also shop my online store!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Spreading Joy


I wanted to showcase more uses for the Joyful Christmas set from yesterday's post.  I think this might be a new favourite.  Check out these samples using Joyful Christmas, created by Janet Hill.  I love how the cards and envelopes coordinate.

To learn how you can make these gorgeous cards and coordinating envelopes, book your in-home party and I'll show you and your friends just how easy it is!

To order the supplies to duplicate this, or any other project found on my blog, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Joyful Christmas

There are 47 days until Christmas!  Walking through retail stores you'll find the shelves being lined with poinsettias and greenery.  I love the colours, sights and smells of this time of year.

The Joyful Christmas set from the Holiday catalog helps bring those beautiful winter flower to your cards and creations.

Check out this card that we made at a Demonstrator meeting.  The card features Joyful Christmas as well as the Pretty Print embossing folder for the Big Shot.  We also used the new Expressions Thinlits Dies for the Big Shot.  The combination is simple and elegant.

To place an order for supplies to duplicate this, or any other project found on my blog, simply send me and email, give me a call at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

I'm available to answer questions or give advice.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Snowy Day

Did you know there are only 48 days until Christmas? That means less than 48 days to get all your holiday cards and projects completed. If you're stuck for ideas, stay tuned as I will be posting ideas every day for the next 2 weeks. There is still lots of time to place an order and get your supplies to create gorgeous holiday cards and gifts!
We are starting today with a card I did up for my card club last month. This card features the stamp set Snowy Day. I love how versatile this set can be. Yes, it's a snow man...but the possibilities really are endless. Be sure to check back for more Snowy Day ideas! The background is a sheet of DSP from our Season of Style paper pack. Embellishments of linen thread and dazzling diamonds glitter make this card too cute to handle.




Ordering is simple! Email me, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Natural Simplicity

I wanted to share this beautiful card I received in the mail from Jamilla Ivits congratulating me on my promotion to Consultant!

Of course, I have all of you to thank as I wouldn't be where I am without all of you! Thank you for your continued support! The card features some lovely Fall themed products and if you've followed my blog for any time, you'll know that Fall is my favourite season! I adore how she used our Sweater Weather DSP to give the card that birch bark look. She then layered our Burlap ribbon with stamped and die cut images using the Autumn Accents Big Shot framelits (which are part of this week's Weekly Deals) and coordinating stamp set Wonderfall. This is a favourite from the FAll 2012 catalog that was carried over!
Topped off with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners and matching framelits Bitty Banners, and a Naturals Designer button the card just feels like Fall; don't you think?
To place your order for supplies to duplicate this, or any other project found on my blog, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Bite Me

It's a little late as I meant to post this before Hallowe'en, but this card is just too cute NOT to share!
I used the new photopolymer stamp set Bite Me to create this spooktacular card. Pumpkin pie & basic black cardstock with a touch of gold give this card a perfect Hallowe'en look.
Check out the cuteness of Bite Me:
To place your order for this spooky stamp set, simply send me an email, give me a call at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store! Happy Stampin'!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Giggly Greetings

How awesome is this card?  I especially love the sentiment from Giggly Greetings; I suppose because I love cheese!

This fun set is guaranteed to make you and your luck recipients smile.   

To place your order for Giggly Greetings send me an email or call me at 289-280-0304.

You can always shop my online store and have the order shipped directly to you, anywhere in Canada. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Endless Wishes Photopolymer Set

I'm so excited by the new Photopolymer set Endless Wishes.  The one thing I've found with many of our holiday sets is that the greetings and sentiments don't really convey what I want to say; but, that stops now.  Endless Wishes has every holiday sentiment I could possibly imagine for my cards, tags, bags and more.

For only $16.95 you get 19 pieces to create the perfect greeting, thought or sentiment for your paper crafting projects.  

To place your order, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop my online store 24/7!

Happy stampin'!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Join Stampin' Up! for only $25!

Yes, really, just $25.  I had to read it a couple of times myself to make sure I had it right!

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Stampin' Up! is offering the $25 starter kit from October 7-21.


Thursday, 26 September 2013

Color me Christmas Thinlit


Cards with motion are the new rage in paper crafting.  Our new Thinlit dies make creating these fun, crowd pleasing cards, easy!
Two available design options and the world of creativity is yours to discover.

Check out this fun card we made at our last Demonstrator meeting.  We used the Circle Card Thinlit (item # 133480) and our new stamp set Color me Christmas (item #131742 wood or 131745 clear).


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Gobble, Gobble

I have no idea how I survived without my Big Shot!  I love how many cute things I can create using this dynamic tool. 
Check out this Turkey I made using the Big Shot and the Petite Purse Bigz Die
Wouldn't these look great on your Thankgiving table?  They would make perfect place cards or thank you gifts filled with some candy corn or Chocolate!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Best of Autumn

The latest in the Best of Series is Best of Autum featuring beautiful fall images, perfect for your Thanksgiving entertaining this year.

Don't forget, that the Best of... sets come with a proof of purchase sticker and when you collect 6 of them, you'll earn a FREE stamp set.

To place your order, simply email me or shop my online store 24/7.  Enter code 74YPYZSJ and be entered to be selected as my Mystery Hostess earning FREE products!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Envelope Punch Board

I'm so excited about the new Envelope Punch Board!

This amazing new tool from Stampin' Up! allows you to create your own beautifully coordinating envelopes in 63 different sizes!

Check out this short video to see it in action!



To order the envelope punch board, email me or shop my online store 24/7!  Enter code 74YPYZSJ and be entered to be selected as my Mystery Hostess earning yourself FREE product.

Friday, 30 August 2013

15% OFF Butterfly Bundle



Stampin' Up! announced a new special!
From August 29-September 30, you can purchase this Butterfly Bundle and save 15%!

To order, simply shop my online store and don't forget to enter code 9YMN3B9Y and get shipping at a party rate as well as being entered into my draw to earn the hostess benefits.
You can also email me to order.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Snow Day

For those of you that know me personally, you'll know that I love snowmen.  So I was super excited to see the new build-your-own snowman set, Snow Day.  I'm also in love with the Winter Frost Specialty DSP found in the holiday catalog.  

The card here was created using both Snow Day and Winter Frost DSP.  How could you not love it?



To order the supplies seen here, send me an email or shop my online store 24/7.

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Mosaic Punch Art


I love the new Mosaic punch from the 2013-14 Catalog.  It co-ordinates perfectly with the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Modern Mosaic embossing folder and the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP.  That's a lot of co-ordination!

BUT, did you know you can use it to create other beautiful embellishments for your projects?

Check out this beautiful Christmas card made by Karen Marcotte.  She used the punch to create the focal point, a large poinsettia.  Do you see it?  Each petal is punched and gently curled then placed with care.  The card features the new Chevron Ribbon and stamp set, Seasonal Sayings.

To learn more about the Mosaic Punch or any of the products seen here, send me and email or place an order online.

To book a punch art party to learn about the other wonderful projects you can make using punches, contact me.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Flowers & Grunge

If you saw my earlier post about the new set Gorgeous Grunge, you'll recognize some of the images on this fantastic card.  This was one of our make & take projects from our Demonstrator meeting on the weekend.  I love the combination of floral and grunge.  The large flowers are from the Regarding Dahlias set, and the butterfly is from the Best of Butterflies set.  You'll find the greeting in Lots of Thanks.

I love the feel of this card, how we combine soft and sweet with a certain roughness.  Just think of all the possibilities when you combine Gorgeous Grunge with other stamp sets you may already own!  To order any of the products found here, send me an email or shop online 24/7!

Of course, to see these products in action, book your in home party today.

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Gorgeous Grunge


One of my favourite things about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is that I don't have to be creative.  Yes, I do come up with some beautiful projects on my own; but many times I CASE (copy and share everything) my ideas.
This past weekend I attended a demonstrator meeting where I got to chat with other demos about the business side of our Stampin' Up! hobby.  During the meeting we had a swap and I brought home 44 beautiful card designs to share.  

One if my favourites features the new stamp set Gorgeous Grunge.  
Unfortunately, the talented demonstrator who made this card forgot to put her information on it, so I can't give her credit where credit is due.

To order Gorgeous Grunge or any of the other products seen here, email me or order 24/7 from my online store.

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Undefined

Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Maybe you have a special family logo or a sketch you'd like to have as a stamp. Well now you can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want. When you carve your very own stamp, you have will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp! How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial.



To order your Undefined kit, send me an email or shop my online store 24/7!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Holiday Single Stamps - Limited Time Offer

For a limited time, you can get these never before seen, holiday single stamps!

I LOVE all the possibilities and how so many of them coordinate with accessories I already own.

I can't wait to share some of my creations with you.

To place an order, simply send me an email or shop my online store 24/7.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, 2 August 2013

NEW: Thinlits Card Dies

They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.



There are some products you just have to see in action before you realize how much you need them, right? This is one of them!
These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)


With the number of dies you're getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value-especially to create an interactive card!

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131094 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!
To place your order for these fabulous new Thinlits dies, send me an email or shop my online store.

Happy Stampin'!


    Thursday, 1 August 2013

    2013 Holiday Catalog is LIVE!

    I know, it's only August; but for us crafty people August is the best time of year! It's when the Holiday catalog goes live. Filled with everything from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the 2013 Holiday Catalog is a paper crafter's dream. My poor wallet is going to take a big hit this month.


    If you haven't yet received your copy, contact me to find out how to get one.

    Best of Hallowe'en



    August's Best of set is Best of Hallowe'en.  As soon as I saw these images, I had a flash of ideas run through my brain. 
    I can't wait to get my hands on this set and create spooktacular treats for Hallowe'en!

    Don't forget, when you purchase 6 of the Best of...sets, you'll earn a FREE stamp set of your choice.

    To order your Best of Hallowe'en stamp set, send me an email or shop online!

    Happy Stampin'

    Monday, 29 July 2013

    Paper Pumpkin $12.50 Promotion

    Many of my customers have been enjoying the 30 minute creative escape called Paper Pumpkin! This monthly subscription comes right to your door, loaded with everything you need to create beautiful handmade projects.
    From NOW until August 31, new subscribers can get their first two (2) months for only $12.50 (plus tax). Simply click on "add Promo code" and enter PUMPKINDEAL when you sign up.
    Sign up here to get your pretty "red box" in the mail each month!

    Saturday, 13 July 2013

    Single Markers

    You've seen how to use our Stampin' Write Markers to ink your stamps and create multi-coloured images. 
    For a limited time, you can get our new colours in Single Markers!  A great way to get all the new colours, or just a few to fill in your collection.


    Contact me to place your order or to learn more about using markers in your paper crafting projects.

    Wednesday, 10 July 2013

    Wild Over Washi

    Stampin' Up! is offering TWO ways to love Washi tape!

    1.  What to Washi Class
    An online class teaching you all about Washi tape.  It has 30 projects, instructions and videos.  

    Cost is $17.95, Item #134742


    2.  What to Washi Bundle
    The bundle includes the above class, 12 rolls of Washi tape AND 20 note cards with envelopes.

    Cost is $45.95, Item # 134743


    Contact me to place your order or shop online; and go 
    Wild Over Washi


    Designer Series Paper Promo



    Do you love patterened paper like I do?  The scrapbooker in me is super excited about the July Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Promo!  I absolutely adore the 2013-14 DSP options.  If I had to pick just one theme, it would probably be Gingham Garden.  I love how it coordinates with our Gingham Garden washi tape.
    This promo is on until July 31, so stock up now! 

    To place an order, simply email me, give me a call, 289-280-0304 or shop online 24/7!

    Friday, 21 June 2013

    Simply Sketched

     I love Simply Sketched  from the new catalog.  It's a Hostess set, so you can only get it when you host a party or book-show. 
    The set is so versatile and whimsical.  I have so many ideas running through my head with uses for this beautiful set.  Who doesn't love images inspired by nature?

    For card club this past week, we created this card using basic black, bermuda bay and very vanilla; the accents are primrose pink.  I LOVE the colour combination.  A little punching, embossing and spritzing just give this card a little something extra.
      
    CASED from Darlene McCallum

    If you love this set as much as I do, contact me to learn how you too can earn this set for FREE!

    Happy stampin'

    Thursday, 13 June 2013

    Mystery Hostess Time

    It's Mystery Hostess Time!

    I'm having an online workshop and you could reap the benefits!
    Simply place your order by June 24. If your order is less than $200 enter Hostess Code 9BVWZBPJ.

    If your order is MORE than $200 you'll earn all the Hostess benefits yourself, so don't use the code.

    On June 25th I will announce the winner(s) and your hostess shopping spree amount!

    If sales are $200-264, one winner will get $35 in a Hostess shopping spree.
    When sales are $265-329, 2 winners will get a $20 Hostess shopping spree each.
    The shopping spree amount and number of winners will vary based on workshop total sales!


    Don't forget to enter me as your demonstrator and use the Hostess Code to be entered to win!  You can shop my online store by clicking here!

    Sunday, 2 June 2013

    Grab Your Greetings

    Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
    $21.71$28.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
    $16.46$21.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
    $18.71$24.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
    $13.46$17.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
    $26.96$35.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
    $19.46$25.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

    25% off our 3 top Greetings Sets!  No Limits!!!

    Contact me to order today; or shop my online store 24/7.

    Friday, 31 May 2013

    It's Here!!!

    The NEW 2013-14 Stampin' Up! catalog has arrived!  This 209 page book is full of products and ideas to help even the uncrafty make beautiful cards, scrapbooks and more!

    You can view the catalog online here, or you can ask me how to get your FREE copy.

    I know you're going to love the new products and returning favourites as much as I do.



    Want to have your best gal pals over to use some of the new items and test them out for yourselves?  Ask me how you can host a Stamps n' Wine party!

    Happy Stampin'

    Wednesday, 29 May 2013

    1 Day Left to Get $40 More in Your Starter Kit


    Pay only $125 and get $195 worth of product, YOUR CHOICE!  Shipping is FREE.

    You can even choose new catalog Sneak Peek items in your starter kit.  Click on the link and scroll down until you see these images, then click on "Sneak Peek Items" to access a .pdf of NEW products that you can include in your starter kit.

    Whether you join to enjoy the Demonstrator Discount, or to generate some income by building a business; I would love to have you join my team!

    Contact me with any questions, or click here to join through my online website.  This special ends tomorrow, May 30.