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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Stampin' Up! is Coming to Town!

Catalog Launch Awesomeness – Coming to a Theater Near You!

I’m sooooooo FREAKIN’ EXCITED!!!!

Stampin Up is coming to Mississauga, ON and they maybe coming near you too….introducing an all-new event brought to you by Stampin’ Up!: the 2014 Catalog Premiere!
Be the first to see the 2014-2015 annual catalog . . . just as if you were at a star-studded Hollywood movie premiere! You’ll get a sneak peak at upcoming new releases (AKA pre-sale products) AND-what would a premiere party be without a bit of SWAG (sealed with a gift)? PRIZES!!!! No one will go home from this party empty-handed!
So grab the nearest Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and draw a big circle around Monday, April 28. You won’t want to miss this exciting event!
**MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014 – 7PM EST ** DATE OF THE EVENT
     (see locations below)
**MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014 – 8AM EST ** REGISTRATION FOR EVENT

NOTE: Demonstrators Only! Join now for only $125 and get $40 FREE (ends March 30). Click for details 

What is a simulcast catalog launch?
It’s your chance to be inspired by the new annual catalog and to check out new projects to create–and it is our chance to share new products with you!
We’ll gather together in the comfort of movie theaters across North America and watch the LIVE broadcast . . . everyone . . . at the same time!
A LIVE broadcast, you say? May I attend, you ask? YES! It’s an event unlike any we’ve ever done before.*
You’ll enjoy your first look at this year’s truly awesome catalog, get a sneak peak at pre-sale products . . . and more! There will be fun, friends, and prizes, so please–mark April 28 on your calendar. Theater cities will be announced in March. Registration and a fee will be required for this event.
*for Stampin’ Up Demonstrators (you may join for the great deal, discounts and to attend this event)

And here’s more exciting news: unlike Hollywood premieres, you won’t have to be in Hollywood to see it first! Why? Because the 2014 Catalog Premiere will be simulcast to a theater near you at the following locations!

2014 Catalog Premiere

THEATER LOCATIONS (click for theater names & addresses)

Pacific Time-4:00 pm
Mesa, AZ
Portland, OR
Sacramento, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Vancouver, BC
 
Mountain Time-5:00 pmBoise, ID
Calgary, AB
Denver, CO
Edmonton, AB
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Central Time-6:00 pm
Austin, TX
Birmingham, AB
Chicago, IL (Deer Park)
Dallas, TX (Plano)
Des Moines, IA
Houston, TX (Webster)
Kansas City, MO
Milwaukee, WI (Kenosha)
Minneapolis, MN (Eagan)
San Antonio, TX
St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood)
Tulsa, OK
 
Eastern Time-7:00 pmAlbany, NY
Alexandria, VA
Ann Arbor, MI (Walled Lake)
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD (Hanover)
Boston, MA (Marlborough)
Charleston, SC
Columbus, OH
Hartford, CT (Branford)
Knoxville, TN
Lexington, KY
Orlando, FL
Pittsburg, PA (Tarentum)
Portland, OR (Happy Valley)
Raleigh, NC
Syracuse, NY
Toronto, ON (Mississauga)
 

Ever dreamed of walking the red carpet? Well, now you can! Come on out and join us for the LIVE* premiere in LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA!
I will be attending the Toronto (Mississauga), ON event, I’d love for you to join me and my group for the fun, but even if you’re in my group, you do not have to attend at the same location. Contact me at stampnsteph@gmail.com Wherever you attend, the 2014 Catalog Premiere is sure to be an event you’ll always remember.


Friday, 21 March 2014

Happy Stampaversary!

March 28th marks my 3 year Stampaversary!  Three years I have been a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! Canada; and for three years I have earned money doing something I love!
I wish more people were lucky enough to say that.

To celebrate my Stampaversary, I want to show you what I love about Stampin' Up!  Anyone booking a party with me in April will get a FREE catalog item of their choice* at their party.  Anyone who places on order through me in April will receive free shipping.  AND anyone who joins my team in April will get a one on one techniques class as well as a thank you gift from me; something fantastic!

Who's ready to help me celebrate?  Send me an email and we will pick a date to party, get your order in or start you on your own fantastic stampin' journey!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Best of...25 Years


Only 2 weeks left go get these limited edition anniversary Best of... stamp sets.  To make things easier, I'm going to post them all in one spot for you.

Don't forget, with every 6 Best of... sets purchased, you can pick a FREE stamp set of your choice, valued at $17.95 or less, from any current catalog.  Of course, you can still get a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift when you spend $60 before tax or shipping.  To view your FREE SAB options, click here.

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

Happy Stampin'!


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Monday, 17 March 2014

Erin Go Bragh

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

I love being able to celebrate my Irish heritage and St. Paddy's day brings out the green in my blood.  I've got my nails all decked out and I'm preparing a dinner of corned beef and cabbage tonight.

I also plan on having these little goodies on the table for the kids tonight, and maybe hubby too as he's the biggest kid of all! 

 
Aren't they cute.  Thanks to Allison Okamitsu for the idea. 

The tags are created using MDS (My Digital Studio).  You can print them out at home and voilà, a cute tag topper.  If you want to make it a little fancier, cut the tag out using the Labels Collection Framelits for the Big Shot.

For some more St. Patrick's day décor ideas, check out these digital downloads for MDS:

http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=129930&dbwsdemoid=2086844
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=133461&dbwsdemoid=2086844



Friday, 14 March 2014

You + Us + March 26 = Awesome!

Have you ever wished you could stamp with the folks at Stampin' Up!'s home office? Your wish is granted--and your opportunity is coming soon! Here's the basic rundown. 

Who: You! And feel free to invite your family, friends or anyone who wants to play along.

What: This is a live, streaming event where we will stamp with the All Wrapped Up Bundle on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Order the bundle in time to have it at the event. Our projects will also feature the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper, so you may want to order that as the free Sale-A-Bration product. Then choose your preferred device--computer, tablet, smart phone, or even hook up your computer to your TV*--and tune in to learn some fun new things to do with the bundle!

When: March 26, 2014, at 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 11:00 PM (all times MT). We'll demonstrate the same projects each time, so choose the one that's best for you.

Where: You don't even have to leave home. Come to www.youtube.com/stampinupvideo at your chosen time, and be prepared to stamp! We'll also award door prizes to random participants.

Why: So many occasions are coming--Easter, Mother's Day, graduations, and more--and we want to help you be ready.

Hope you can make it. We'd love to have you join us!

*Never hooked up your computer to a TV before? Do a search on YouTube and you'll find loads of instructional videos. Make sure to do a practice run before March 26 so you don't miss out on any of the party.

I'll be placing an order on Monday March 17th to ensure delivery for the event.  If  you'd like to order, simply send me an email, call me at 289-280-0304 or shop online.  Use code 3NJYJCMZ so I know you're joining me and Stampin' Up! home office on March 26th!  Everyone who places an order will receive a free thank you gift from me.



   

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Happy Watercolor



I made this card yesterday using the Happy Watercolor stamp set from the Occasions catalog.  I think this set might be a new favourite.  Yes, I know, I say that a lot.

How about, it's my new favourite until something else becomes my new favourite?

The card was inspired by Rachel Tessman's example. 

I think it's a perfect card for today since the sun makes me happy after yesterday's blizzard.

What or who makes you happy?

Saturday, 8 March 2014

WANTED: Stampers for fun, friendship and FREEBIES!

There are many reasons people choose to join as a demonstrator with Stampin' Up!.  It's been around for 25 years; 10 in Canada.  We know that longevity and stability in these unstable economic times are important.  The ability to earn supplementary or full income doing something you love is a huge bonus!

Many Stampin' Up! demonstrators simply join to get the discount.  If you love the products, and they are great products, you can get AMAZING deals by becoming a demonstrator.

Stampin' Up! has demonstrators around the world.  Stampin' Up! knows the value of this network and has ways to connect us all together to share our projects, business ideas or to ask for assistance.  But what's more, there are demonstrators in your own backyard...looking for friends to stamp with; friends to share inspiration and fun times.  Friends to make memories with as we grow and try to preserve our family's history.  Friends to travel with, whether it be to Convention in Utah or a regional event close by.

Join for ME (yes, I know that sounds selfish).  I'm looking for a few friends to join and NOW is the BEST time to join the Stampin' Up! Family.  So...if any of the reasons below appeal to you, please contact me!

Top 9 Reasons to purchase the $125 Stampin' Up! starter kit NOW.

1.  During Sale-a-Bration (Jan 28-Mar 31), get the Stampin Up! starter kit for $125 and select $195 worth of product.  That's $70 FREE product.

2.  Customize your kit with ANY items in the current Annual or Occasions catalog, photopolymer stamps, clearance rack, holiday carryover or specially priced bundles.  If Stampin' Up! sells it, you can include it!

3.  The kit ships direct to you for FREE, that's another 10% savings.

4.  Stock up!  You'll get 30% off your first order of $200 or more (before taxes & shpg), placed in your first 45 days.  And you'll earn Hostess rewards and Sale-a-Bration products.

5.  When you purchase the kit, you join the Stampin' Up! family and receive demonstrator benefits such as a 20% discount and the chance to purchase new products early; or earn them for FREE.

6.  Do it just for YOU.  There's NO requirement to turn it into a business.  No parties, workshops, classes or order taking required.  However, training and support are available if you decide you would like to earn the extra income!

7.  You CAN just buy the starter kit and do nothing further.

8.  There's NO penalty to drop.  If you decide that Stampin' Up! just isn't for you, you don't have to pay anything, or send any products back.  Your demonstrator benefits and discounts will remain active until at least July 31, 2014 if you join now.

9.  Create, learn, make friends and have FUN.  Purchase the kit and join through me here; and you'll be well on your way to fun, new friendships and a ton of creativity.  I would LOVE to stamp with you.  Hobby demos are totally welcome!

I would love to get together for coffee, tea, wine (or whatever your beverage of choice is) in person or online to answer any questions you may have.  Now is the BEST TIME TO JOIN. And it really is a fun and fabulous company!  Let me know that you're interested and we'll schedule some girl talk!

Happy stampin'!
Stephanie


Friday, 7 March 2014

Eggstra Spectacular

Easter is just around the corner and I've begun thinking of cute ideas to make in my clubs and with my kids.  Pinterest has become one of my favourite places to look for inspiration.  I found this picture and I know that these are definitely going to be made with my kids.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/67694800623275642/

Until I actually set out to make these, I'm going to guess that the supplies used are the 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Sweet Treat cups, Whisper White cardstock and the Large Oval Punch.  A few white mini pom-poms, which you can pick up at your local Dollar store or craft store; and some pastel candies (m&m's in this case), complete the ensemble.

In the meanwhile, I did come up with this cute card for card club not too long ago.  The card features Eggstra Spectacular from the Occasions Catalog.  This adorable little set can be used in so many ways.  I can't wait to play with it some more.  I'm thinking an easter egg tree using the egg stamp might be cute.  Check back for my blog post on that creation!


The cardstock used is Sahara Sand and Coastal Cabana.  The patterned paper is from our Eastern Elegance DSP pack. 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Stamping out Millions

There is an awesome article about Stampin' Up! CEO and Co-founder, Shelli Gardner is this months Salt Lake Magazine.



I hope you'll check out the article and read more about why I love this amazing company I'm proud to be a part of.  If you'd like more information on Stampin' Up! I'd be happy to have a chat over the phone, email or coffee sometime ;)

Weekly Deals March 4-10, 2014

Weekly deals for March 3-10, 2014.  To order you can send me an email, give me a call at 289-280-0304 or shop online.

Happy stamping'!

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Paper Pumpkin FREE Offer

Have you looked at Paper Pumpkin and wondered what a typical kit would look like?  Check out this kit from the January Paper Pumpkin.



Don't forget, if you sign up before March 31, you'll also get a FREE 2012-14 In Color Market set.

To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, simply click on this link and fill out the form.

Happy stampin'!