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July 30, 2014

Kids Card Class

I have been struggling to find customers since becoming a demonstrator in March. After attending convention I became inspired to "up" my efforts and have decided to hold a couple of card classes for some young crafters in the area. With it being summer I am sure there are some children (and parents!) who are struggling to find ideas to fill their days with fun activities.

If a child you know would like to attend my "Sesame Stix Art Class" on  Saturday,
Aug 9/14 from 10 a.m. to noon please contact me at the above email address or give me a call. The cost is $10 per child. Registration closes on Thursday, Aug 7 at noon and spots are limited so contact me soon to hold their spot! I look forward to sharing some creativity!

Have a wonderful day!

July 28, 2014

DSP Reminder

Don't forget to take advantage of July's deal from Stampin' Up! Buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and choose a 4th for free! There are SO many great patterns in this year's catalogue - which ones will you choose?
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

July 24, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin

I was happy to see July's My Paper Pumpkin waiting for me when I returned from convention; it made the post-convention blues a little dimmer!

This month's kit is super cute and includes projects featuring one of the new In Colors, Blackberry Bliss. Included in the kit is an ink spot along with supplies to make 6 gift boxes AND 6 cards! Ribbon, baker's twine, a 10 piece stamp set, silver star punchouts, and more was also included! What a great value! There are tons of leftovers for other projects if you choose to complete all PP projects as designed.
I quickly made up 1 card and gift box as instructed. At Convention Shelli gave us some great ideas for alternative card designs which I think I'll try out!
The gift boxes measure approximately 3 x 3 x 3 inches when completed. Aren't they cute!?

Why not give My Paper Pumpkin a try? If you are a new subscriber you can get the next 2 kits for half price which works out to about $13 (CA) - shipping AND taxes included! Get one for you and a friend! There is no penalty if you cancel or put your subscription "on hold" though I promise you won't want to miss out on these exclusive projects that are delivered right to your door each month. Subscribers will also get a bonus project mailed to them from me each month using the supplies received in your MPP (My Paper Pumpkin) kit. This half price offer is available only until September 10.

Go to and enter the promo code HALFOFF2 and don't forget to choose me as your demonstrator - you will receive an exclusive bonus project from me each month using the supplies from that month's kit! Act soon and you will receive your first 30 minute crafting escape in the middle of August - I love getting a surprise package every month and I know you will too!

Contact me if you have any questions!

July 22, 2014

Half off Paper Pumpkin

If you are a new customer and subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin by September 10 you will get the first 2 months half off! I got a sneak peak of the August and September My Paper Pumpkin kits at convention and I can assure DO NOT want to miss out!

Go to and enter the promo code HALFOFF2. After the first 2 months keep the creativity and monthly surprises coming for just $24.95 a month plus tax, shipping included. Each month a fully designed kit will arrive at your door with ink, stamps, and paper - everything cut and ready to go.

It is commitment free- cancel or suspend your subscription at any time! Please choose me, Krista Clark, as your Canadian Stampin' Up Demonstrator!


July 19, 2014

Team Chocolate

Who doesn't love chocolate?! I am hoping members of upline and sideline like it as much as I do! I made these quick little gifts to share with them at convention.

Supplies Used for Tag:
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Costal Cabana, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White
Punches/Big Shot: Scallop Tag Topper punch, Circle Card Thinlits,
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine, Envelope Punch Board (to round corners)

Find all the supplies you need at my online store so you can whip up some of these simple tags!

Thanks for stopping by!

July 17, 2014

Convention Swap

I thought I would share with you the swap card I made for convention. This is my first time attending the Stampin' Up! annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I am so excited (and nervous!) I hope my fellow demonstrators like my creation! I made about 35 of these card fronts to swap with fellow demonstrators. As a newbie it is always hard to tell if your creations are "up to par" with other SU demonstrators. I will be swapping these for some other demonstrators' creations for ideas and inspiration.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Jet Black StazOn, Basic Black
Big Shot: On Film Framelits, Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Punches: Scallop Edge Border
Accessories: Calypso Coral Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, SNAIL adhesive,Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine, Scissors, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

To order the supplies to create your own go to  my online store!
I will share some details about convention next week!

July 15, 2014

Nuts About You

Today is our 8th wedding anniversary and I decided to whip up a cute anniversary card for my hubbie (10 minutes before he got home from work!). I have been getting ready for the Stampin' Up! convention in Utah later this week! I always think I have lots of time and then suddenly - eeeekkkk!! Panic sets in!

I used the new hostess set Nuts About You. All the hostess sets can be found near the back of the annual catalogue. This stamp set features 11 stamps and costs hostesses only $12 (CA) for a clear mount set! However, this set is ONLY available if you host a qualifying party with $200 or more in sales. Don't have time to clean and prepare to host a party? No problem! Host a book party only or just purchase items for yourself! Who ever said you can't have a party with just 1 person?! 

Supplies Used:
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Big Shot: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits
Accessories: 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon
Other: SNAIL adhesive, sponge

Thanks for visiting! Happy Stampin'!

July 10, 2014

SUO Challenge 100

This week's challenge at SUO Challenges is "Blast From the Past"- choose any one of the first 99 challenges and create something using only Stampin' Up! products! I chose Challenge #48 - For the Birds.

One of the swaps I have made for next week's convention in Salt Lake City fits this challenge perfectly! I used the stamp sets For the Birds and Gorgeous Grunge to create a card that features lots of different products from the current catalogue! Petite Petals stamp set and punch were also used in Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight. The sentiment is from Four You.I made good use of my Stampin' Up Markers to color the focal image. Some Rhinestone Basic Jewels at the center of each flower add the finishing touch!
Happy Stampin!

July 9, 2014

Christmas in July?!

It's never too early to start on Christmas cards is it?! There was another new release from Stampin' Up! this week - they sure are churning out the surprises! The Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set includes Christmas imagery perfect for cards and tags.
Check it out:

Christmas Bliss Photopolymer Stamp Set $19.95 (CA), #138897
I think Stampin' Up! has been listening to their customers and demonstrators and are producing more sentiment stamp sets! I am liking that star too!
Thanks for stopping by! I will share with you the swaps I have been working on for convention. Just one more week until the fun begins in Utah!
Happy Stampin'!

July 8, 2014

New Releases from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! released a couple of new stamp sets today - a sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday catalogue and an adorable photopolymer set for the boys!

Beauty of the Season will be available July 8 and features a lovely cardinal - perfect for coloring with the new Blendabilities!

 Beauty of the Season Stamp Set Clear Mount: $20.95 (#135779), Wood Mount: $26.95 (#135776)

Dear Heart Photopolymer Set is a companion to the popular Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set that sold out almost as quickly as it was released earlier this year! Don't delay - contact me ASAP to add this adorable set to your collection!
Dear Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set $31.95 (CA), 26 pieces (#138157)

I am frantically working on swaps for the upcoming convention in Salt Lake City next week - eek! One more week!

July 4, 2014

Hello Honey!

I thought I would show you a comparison of the new 2014-2016 In Color Hello Honey to a couple of current Stampin' Up! colors from the other color families.
On the left is Crushed Curry (I need to order that ink pad!) and to the right is Daffodil Delight. As you can see, Hello Honey is a more saturated yellow with brown undertones. I read somewhere that it is what Summer Starfruit should have been! I quite like Hello Honey paired with the new In Color Blackberry Bliss. Give it a try! I would love to see your creations with this new color.

Thanks for stopping by!