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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek


Are you ready?  

It's coming....


The new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalogs will be here before you know it.  

I'm super excited, and I know you will be too.

To boost your excitement...here's a little sneak peek of what you can expect.



What do you think?  Excited yet?  Stay tuned for more great reveals from the new catalog, which launches Jan 6!!!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Happy New Year?

I have been so delinquent lately.  I'm so sorry to all of my valued readers and customers.  Life has been incredibly busy with my new job and kids back to work that finding time to post has become difficult.

My New Year's resolution to you all is to post more frequently and share with you all the wonderful things you can create with Stampin' Up! product.

I'm sure if you've followed my blog, you'll know that I like to post creations I've designed myself and many that I've CASE'd from others.  I plan to continue that.  Of course, January brings a new catalog and SALE-a-BRATION!  My favourite time of year.  Who doesn't like getting FREE product?  For those of you who have never experienced Sale-a-Bration, with every $60 you spend, you'll get to pick a FREE exclusive item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!

If you haven't received your Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-Bration catalog and would like one, please send me a message to let me know and we can work on getting one to you.

Now for the creative stuff.  Here's are a few items I did over the holidays.  Many of these items are only available through Dec 31, and then they will retire.  I have an order going in tomorrow at 4pm EST.  If you'd like to get in on it, please send me your order with payment right away.


These were my Christmas cards this year.  I love the stamp set Visions of Santa.  There's just something about Santa, dancing in his underwear, that makes me giggle.  I used whisper white, real red and old olive as the colours in this card.  


This card was designed to be made at one of my parties.  Perfect for halloween...or even just to give to those friends who like to indulge...I absolutely love this stamp set.  Making Spirits Bright has more than just Boos; there's a cocktail for every occasion.  Stay tuned for some more celebrating...

Ok, so that's just a small sampling of what I've made over the past little while.  For more ideas, be sure to check out my Facebook page.

If you'd like to learn more about what I do or to have a party and earn your favourite items for FREE, simply send me an email or give me a call, 289-280-0304 or text 905-320-4477.

Happy Stampin'!





Sunday, 9 November 2014

Get the Gift You REALLY Want This Year

Is your wish list really big?  Does your family tell you you're difficult to buy for?  Take the guess work out of shopping this year.  Simply complete the Christmas Wish List and send back to me by November 30.  I'll then reach out to those on the list with suggestions on gift ideas for YOU this year.


Thursday, 14 August 2014

Product Review - Big Shot


It's hard to remember paper-crafting before the Big Shot.....I use my Big Shot on almost all of my projects in one way or another! If you have a Big Shot, you know what I mean. If you don't own a Big Shot yet, NOW is the time to buy one!


When you purchase a Big Shot for $122.95 from me this month, you can choose one of five Stamp Set/Framelit Bundles for FREE! The value of the bundles range from $38.95 - $65.95. What's even better is that if you add just over $75 to your Big Shot order, you'll also earn $35 in Hostess Benefits!
Let's do the math.....You place a $200 (which includes the Big Shot) and you get $74 - 114 dollars in free product depending on which bundle you choose!
That's an amazing deal! And, if you already own the Big Shot, you can get in on the savings and purchase these exclusive bundles for 15% off!
So, what do I LOVE about the Big Shot?
  • I love adding texture with embossing folders.
  • I love using framelits that coordinate with my stamped images.
  • I love using framelits that are shapes that easily layer with one another.
  • I love making flip cards with the card thinlits.
  • I love cutting multiple layers at once with the Bigz dies.
  • I love cutting different materials (fabric, cork, foam, etc.) with the Bigz dies.
  • I love making 3-D items (boxes, bows, purses) with the Bigz dies.

There's a lot to love! The entire product line is great! 

Order your Big Shot by the end of the month to get the FREE bundle!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Weekly Deals, July 29-Aug 4, 2014

The weekly deals for July 29-Aug 4 are up!  I absolutely LOVE the cupcake punch offered this week.  There are also some great products to stock up on if you're planning to make holiday cards this year...like Gold aka:  Watercolor Wonder, washi tape or the Gift Bow Bigz Die.  You can shop the weekly deals, online here.


Monday, 21 July 2014

Boys Will Be Boys...

Isn't it true?  Boys are a whole other species some days.  At least that's how I feel when dealing with my son.  

However, the one thing I have discovered is generation after generation, boys love the same things.  Our new stamp set Boys will be Boys encompasses just that.  Check out this cute card I came up with while crafting with my friend this week!


LEGO!  What kid doesn't like LEGO?  Growing up, my brother was a LEGO maniac and now my son is just as fanatic.  I love that I can create something so perfectly suited to him, or any boy at heart!
I coloured in the blocks using the new Blendabilities markers.  A trim of our new cotton ribbon completes the card.  

I can't wait to use this set in my scrapbooks.  I can totally envision LEGOS lining the bottom of a page focusing on B's creations!  

There are so many other great images to this set, stay tuned for some more ideas!

Too Much Cuteness

This past Thursday, I had a much needed crafty day with my friend Christine.  We used to get together regularly; but, life makes that difficult some days and it had been a while since we last got together.

I worked on completing some projects I had prepped but never actually completed.  Many were left over projects from card club.  I usually cut one or two extras, just in case a member brings a friend, with the intention of making them up to use myself later.  Of course, the pile grows and grows as I usually end up working on something else first.  I pulled out my stack of unfinished items and was slightly discouraged that I couldn't remember what they were all supposed to be.  I did what I could and then moved on to creating new and fun projects.

I FINALLY pulled out the new hamburger box die from the 2014 catalog.  It took a few minutes to get the hang of folding it; but, once I did I was off and running.  Check out this super cute crab I found online and CASE'd.

LOVE him :)


I absolutely adore it!  I can't wait to play with the hamburger box die some more to see what great ideas I can come up with!

What do you think?  Is it too much cuteness?

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Clearance Rack Deals!

If you're not already familiar with the Clearance Rack, you should be!

Items in the Clearance Rack:

  • are not available in the current Stampin' Up! catalog. 
  • are significantly discounted. 
  • are available while supplies last. can be ordered with any other SU! products (if you place a $200+ order, you even get Stampin' Rewards - FREE products of your choice) 

And......NEW ITEMS WERE JUST ADDED!!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

SPECIAL: Buy 3 Papers, get 1 FREE

 

During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you’ll get one free. That’s like getting $13.50 off your purchase AND receiving an extra–did we mention FREE?– DSP!

Keep in mind:

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free.
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you’re paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you’re paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.
These items don’t qualify for the offer:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
dsp special

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Paper Pumpkin - What is it?

Some of you have been asking "What is Paper Pumpkin?". I looked back on my posts to find my original post and would you believe I never really did a proper introduction to Paper Pumpkin? So allow me to do that now! 

Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin

Sweep away the mundane - your creativity carriage awaits!I’m Paper Pumpkin . . .I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage).   I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.   I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It’s easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program at www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click “Get It.” If you are my customer, please be sure to choose me as your demonstrator during the ordering process. 
Every month a new project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the details:

  • Each month you’ll receive a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! Everything is color-coordinated, measured, and cut just for you!
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit takes about 30 minutes to complete. A luscious, creativity escape.
  • Stampin’ Up! will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. For example, if you sign up on May 10th, Stampin’ Up! will send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, they’ll send your first kit around June 15th.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $24.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You also have the option to skip a month should you wish.

Paper Pumpkin FAQs

Q: When Will I Be Billed?
A: Your credit card will be charged as soon as your Paper Pumpkin ships. You will get an e-mail notifying you that your card has been charged.
Q: What comes in my Paper Pumpkin?
A: It's a surprise each month—anticipation for the surprise is seriously half the fun! No worries, though, you'll have everything you need to complete the project: paper, stamps, ink, accessories, and more! (You will need adhesive.)
Q: Is my subscription on auto renew?
A: Yes, your subscription is on auto renew. However, you can skip a month or cancel at any time. Simply log on to your account and click "manage my account" on or before the 10th of the month in order to skip the Paper Pumpkin for that month or cancel completely.
Q: When do I need to sign up in order to get my Paper Pumpkin for a specific month?
A: You need to sign up by the 10th of the month in order to receive your Paper Pumpkin for that month. If you sign up after the 10th―no worries! You will get your first kit the following month. You'll know your Paper Pumpkin is on its way when you receive your shipment confirmation e-mail.
Q: It asked me if I have a demonstrator—what is that?
A: A demonstrator is a super cool creativity coach that sells Stampin' Up! products. We'll give you the option to choose a demonstrator when you sign up for a membership. You're definitely going to want one. But you can still join without selecting a demonstrator.
Q: What is a prepaid subscription? 
 A: Prepaid subscriptions provide an opportunity to purchase several months of Paper Pumpkin all at once. These orders can be placed on a customer, workshop, demonstrator, or online order. Plus they are commissionable and will qualify for hostess benefits.
Q: How many prepaid months can I purchase at once?
A: You and your customers can select a subscription for one, three, six, or 12 months.
Q: Is there a discount for ordering a higher number of months at once?
A: Yes, there is a savings. When you order a six-month subscription, you save $1 per month, and when you order a 12-month subscription, you save $2 per month.
Q: Can I order more than one prepaid subscription at once?
A: Each Paper Pumpkin account can only use one redemption code at a time. For example, if someone buys two six-month prepaid subscriptions, they'll enter the first code and then, after six months, enter the second code. 
Q: How are prepaid subscriptions redeemed?
A: When the order is paid for and closed, the customer will receive an e-mail with a redemption code and instructions on how to redeem. The e-mail will guide them to www.mypaperpumpkin.com where they will enter their code. The system will recognize the number of months they've paid for. Be sure to instruct your customers to enter all their information on the site so when their prepaid subscription runs out, they can continue to receive Paper Pumpkin kits without interruption. 
Q: Can a current subscriber order a prepaid subscription?
A: Of course! After they order and enter the code, the prepaid months will be used up before any future shipments are charged. When the prepaid months are over, the subscription will continue and be charged monthly to the credit card on file. Keep in mind that if a current subscriber is already attached to a demonstrator, the existing subscription will remain with the original demonstrator. 
Q: Can I buy a prepaid subscription with hostess benefits?
A: Yes. A prepaid subscription can be added to either the free or half-priced hostess items. 
Q: Can a prepaid subscription be ordered as a gift?
A: Yes. Although this isn't officially a gift subscription program, you or your customers can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You'd just purchase the prepaid subscription and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at www.mypaperpumpkin.com. One thing to keep in mind is that the redemption codes will not work across borders. (So, someone in Canada could not gift a subscription to someone is the US and vice versa.) 
Q: What happens when a prepaid subscription is not redeemed?
A: Codes will expire after three years (two years for California residents). At that time they will be turned over as unclaimed property. 

Extra Paper Pumpkin Perk for Current Members
Q: Can I purchase any past kit?
A: Yes. Click here to see a list of complete kits and refill kits that are available to order only while supplies last.
Q: Can I download a list of available product?
A: Yes. Click here.
Q: How do I order these past Paper Pumpkin Kits?
A: Call Stampin’ Up! at 1-800-STAMP UP (1-800-782-6787), and a Stampin’ Up! representative will take your order, Monday through Friday, 7 AM – 7 PM (MT).
Q: Can I order these past Paper Pumpkin Kits online?
A: Unfortunately, no. You must call Stampin’ Up! at the above number.
Q: Do the past kit prices include shipping?
A: No. Shipping is an additional charge.
Q: How much is shipping?
A: Shipping is $9.95 or 10 percent of your order, whichever is greater.
Q: Will other past kits or refill kits be offered?
A: There is no guarantee that we will sell additional past kits or refill kits again.
Q: Can I purchase past kits if I used to be a Paper Pumpkin member, but I’m not right now?
A: No. You must be a current Paper Pumpkin member to purchase these past kits.
Q: If I sign up for a Paper Pumpkin membership today, will I be eligible to purchase past kits and refills?
A: Yes! If you sign up for a Paper Pumpkin membership today, you can purchase any of the selection of past kits and refills offered above, while supplies last.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Gorgeous Grunge Masculine Card

June is quite a busy month in my family for birthdays and occasions.  There are 3 birthdays (not including my own) and of course Father's Day.  Needless to say, I send out a LOT of cards in June; and as of today, I'll have one more to send out.  My cousin and his wife welcomed a baby girl this morning!  So excited for them.

Gorgeous Grunge is probably one of the most versatile sets in my collection.  I love how you can use it on it's own, or to add a little something extra to an already fabulous stamp set.  Check out this card I made for my nephew who turned 13 on the eleventh.
   

I love the colours I used. Midnight Muse, a now retired colour, could easily be substituted for Night of Navy.  I then used Smokey Slate and the new Tangelo Twist.  I think it turned out pretty well!

I'm always available to chat and provide tips and tricks to get the most from your Stampin' Up! products.  Don't hesitate to ask!

Happy stampin'!


Friday, 13 June 2014

Perfect Gift for Teachers

The school year is almost over which means many of your may be on the hunt for the perfect teacher's gift.  Paper Pumpkin is that gift!  You can now order a pre-paid subscription to give as a gift (or keep for yourself).  Prepaid subscriptions come in 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 12 month options.

Each kit comes with supplies to make that month's wonderful projects; including stamps, ink, paper and embellishments!  The kit is shipped directly to their door around the middle of the month for a surge of craft inspiration.


To place your order for the perfect teachers gift, simply click here!

Happy stampin'!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Cards for Moncton

Many of you will be aware of the terrible tragedy that happened in Moncton last week where three RCMP officers were killed, and two others wounded. Tara Macfarlane, one of my sister demonstrators who works with the RCMP in BC, has asked if we could make cards and send them to the families of these officers.

We are often unaware of the huge contribution the RCMP make to ensure our safety and security. Unfortunately, from time to time, some of these protectors make the ultimate sacrifice for us. We have an opportunity to show our appreciation, and to help the families of these officers understand how thankful we are.

Will you take part? Perhaps you can also involve your friends and families in this effort?
The officers who lost their lives tragically that day are:

Cst Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, 45
Cst David Joseph Ross, 32
Cst Douglas James Larche, 40
Cst Éric Stéphane J. Dubois and Cst Marie Darlene Goguen are both recovering.

Your cards may be sent to;
Codiac Regional Detachment
P.O. Box 1045
520 Main Street
Moncton, N.B.
E1C 8P2

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Wetlands Work of Art

I think Work of Art from the new catalog might be one of the best sellers this year.  It's so incredibly versatile and fun to use.

Check out this great card combining Work of Art, with one of my other favourites, Wetlands.

 

 I cased the design from a fellow demonstrator in my sideline; putting my own spin on it.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  I just love how you can take two completely different stamp sets and combine them to make something beautiful.

What stamps sets do you like to combine?



Friday, 6 June 2014

What's Your Type

Have you checked out the new catalog yet?  If not, you should!  Especially the new stamp set What's Your Type on page 160.

Here's a great video to showcase how amazing this new stamp set really is!

 

To place an order for What's Your Type, simply shop online, send me an email or give me a call at 289-280-0304.

Happy stampin'!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

It's HERE!!!

The 2014-15 Catalog is now LIVE!


Click HERE to view and download
a PDF version of the catalogue.


View the Catalogue en francais!

Maple leaf
 If you would like a FREE copy of the Catalogue
(and you are Canadian),
please email me at stampnsteph@gmail.com or call 289-280-0304 with your phone number and address.

Click HERE to place an online order.  

Click HERE to send a question or email order to Steph.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

$60 Starter Kit for a Limited Time


That's right!! From now until June 30th, YOU can join Stampin' Up! for only $60. 

You get to choose $65 worth of product and pay only $60 plus tax (shipping is free). 

You can even include the new Blendabilities or Project Life in your Starter Kit!
 You'll receive 30% off your first order as a demonstrator and 20% off orders after that.  You'll also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit and FREE entrance to the Stampin' Up! annual convention!  Even if you only join for the discount, you'll be ahead of the game.

For more information on becoming part of my team, click here.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Reitrement List BLOWOUT

 

RETIREMENT LIST BLOW OUT - just announced! 

Get excited! Stampin Up will be offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products. This will be live on May 22, but you have to act fast, as this special offer is only available until June 4, 2014. If you missed out on a product the first time, this is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good!
This sale will begin in my online store as early as midnight tonight (MT) - click here

Friday, 16 May 2014

New Birthday Set, New Digital Downloads and New Weekly Deals!

It's been a busy week; but, it's back to business. Check out what's new from Stampin' Up! this week!

There is an amazing new photopolymer birthday stamp set:

Endless Birthday Wishes

 

Check out these cute samples from Stampin' Up! using Endless Birthday Wishes.




Don't forget the weekly deals!  On sale from May 13-19, 2014.  Click here to purchase!


Lastly, did you know you can try out our digital design software, MDS, for FREE.  Yup, you can download a 30-day free trial by clicking here.

After you've done that, why not check out this week's newest digital downloads?





Monday, 12 May 2014

Sneak Peek #3



My shipment of new product arrived on Thursday, so I was very excited to play with some of the new products this weekend.

It was the perfect opportunity to make some Mother's Day cards.  These two cards feature the same stamp, and the new blendabilities markers!  The first showcases the Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie markers.


This next card highlights the coastal cabana and daffodil delight blendabilities.  


Aren't you excited to try out the new Blendabilities?  I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do!
Contact me to book your new catalog party and we will play with the new markers!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Sneak Peek #2




As promised, here's another sneak peek using the stamp set we got at the new Catalog Premiere.
The DSP is from Sale-a-Bration; but the rest of the products shown can be found in the 2014-15 Catalog (just maybe in different colours)!

What are you waiting for?  Contact me to book you new catalog party today, stampnsteph@gmail.com

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Sneak Peek #1



One advantage to belonging to the Stampin' Up! family, is they treat their demonstrators really well!  At the Catalog Premiere last week, not only did we get an advanced copy of the new catalog, we all left with a NEW stamp set!  Yep, I have new product already!!!

Of course, I don't want to give everything away just yet, so here's a card I made using this new stamp set.  



It's not the best picture, but you get the general idea!  

I'll have more sneak peeks coming...so check back often for a glimpse at new product coming June 1!

To order your copy of the 2014-15 catalog, simply click here.

To attend my new Catalog Launch party June 1, RSVP here.

Happy stamping'!

Monday, 5 May 2014

2014-15 Catalog Premiere

Last Wednesday, I attended the first ever Catalog Premiere event for the Stampin' Up! 2014-15 Catalog!

There was a lot of hype leading up to the event and I was excited.  Not only because this event was a first of its kind; but, I wanted to see the new catalog!  The new catalog is always so fresh and full of new products and ideas.  It's hard not to get excited over it.

The event was supposed to be a simulcast with the live Catalog Premiere on April 28; but, unfortunately the Canadian date got bumped and we were shown a taped version of the premiere.  Demonstrators from around the GTA came to see what Stampin' Up! had in store for the new year.

Lining up to check in and get our Prize Patrol wristbands.


Stampin' Up! "celebrity" Donna Griffith from the home office.  If you've ever watched some of the project videos on the Stampin' Up! youtube channel, you may have seen her ;)

Waiting for the event to begin.  Demonstrators find their seats or swap if they've made things to share.


It begins!  I see new product, do you?


Our beloved Shelli!


Fellow Demo, Christine and I waiting for the broadcast to begin and laughing at my many attempts to take a #selfie without chopping off one or both of our heads.


FINALLY!

I have the new catalog in my hot little hands and oh, how I love it!  There are SO many amazing products this year and I can't wait to get my order in to start playing with the new, fabulous, items!

Stay tuned for some sneak peek projects in the coming weeks.  To order your copy of the catalog, simply place your order here:  http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2014-15-catalog-pre-order-tickets-11384821307

You can also join me for my new catalog launch party on June 1.  RSVP here:  http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stephnash/events?id=978170



Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Farewell, My Friend

I thought I would showcase some of the stamp sets that are on the retiring list.  It's always nice to see stamps in use to get ideas on how you would best use them in your collection.

In 2011, when My Friend was released, I did three posts showcasing this versatile stamp set.  You can find them here:  My Friend, More My Friend and Another My Friend.

Here are a couple more options for this beautiful stamp set:

Created and posted by Brandy Cox

Created and posted by Tamie Ackerson
Created and posted by Sage Kimble
To place your order for My Friend before it's gone, shop my online store, send me an email or call me at 289-280-0304.

Don't forget, orders placed by April 25, get FREE shipping!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

My Top 10 Picks of Retiring Stamp Sets

It's always a bitter sweet time of year when the retiring lists come out from Stampin' Up!.  I hate to see my favourites leaving; but, I'm excited to see what they will be replaced with in the new catalog.

Here is my top 10 favourites that are retiring:

1.  Delightful Dozen
2.  Fabulous You
3.  Papaya Collage
4.  Gently Falling
5.  Fine Feathers
6.  Wonderfall
7.  World Treasures
8.  Secret Garden
9.  My Friend
10.  Perfectly Penned

What stamp set are you most upset to see go?  What are you hoping to see in the new catalog?

Did you know, you can pre-order the new catalog for only $6.00?  Simply follow this link to submit your order 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Saying Good-Bye & FREE Shipping


They're here; the list of retiring products is now available.  Both stamps sets and accessories will only be available while quantities last, so don't wait to place your orders.  Get your favourites before they are gone forever.  Don't forget that orders placed today through April 25 will also get FREE shipping!

ACCESSORIES:


STAMP SETS: