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December 9, 2016

Year-end Sale!

We are nearing the end of another wonderful year with Stampin' Up! and they are cleaning out the warehouse to make room for the upcoming Occasions catalogue and Sale-A-Bration! A complete list of retiring items can be found HERE. Some items have sold out already like one of my favorites - the Candy Cane Lane DSP! Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed until Dec 21 and then after that it is while supplies last. Stampin' Up! has also discounted many overstocked items like the trendy banner punch and circle framelits - up to 50% off!! Click HERE to go to the clearance rack.

Now is a great time to finish up your Christmas shopping and grab some stocking stuffers for your favorite crafters! We have tons of inexpensive items perfect for filling those stockings - a crafter can never have enough dimensionals, mini glue dots, and ribbon! Contact me ASAP to get in on these deals and to finish up your Christmas shopping! I recommend placing your order no later than Dec 14 to ensure delivery before Christmas. 

Happy Shopping!

November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza - Don't Miss This Sale!

HUGE sales this week from Stampin' Up! Today there are extra special deals - check it out:
Click here for the full details on today's sale and click here for a full pdf list of sale items.

Some items are 40% off and will be on sale until Nov 28 when there will also be another flash sale! And don't forget the Stitched From the Heart sale with an additional batch of stamp sets 25% off!

The Stitched Shapes Framelits themselves were so popular they are actually temporarily not orderable for a short time while Stampin' Up! replenishes their stock in the warehouse. Don't worry, they will be available again soon!

Have a wonderful week!


November 2, 2016

New Month = New Deals From Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is spoiling us once again with new toys for the Big Shot - originally slated to be released next June in the 2017-2018 annual catalogue! Stitched Shapes Framelits give a polished, sophisticated look and are all the rage! Check out the promo video here:
And what would be better than a sale on coordinating stamp sets?!!
Head to my online store now to grab these great deals!

Happy Stampin!


October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween for SUO Challenge #160

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted on my blog! Holy smokes...time sure does fly by! I have been creating up a storm for some Christmas card classes and have an upcoming stamp-a-stack using the adorable Cookie Cutter Christmas set on November 10 - I hope you can join me!

I've used oodles of new products from the Holiday catalogue for my project today which I am also submitting to a challenge blog, SUO Challenges, #160 where they ask participants to make a Fall-themed card. To me Halloween is the epitome of Fall, and while I'm not the biggest fan of Halloween, October IS my favorite month! First of all, it is my birthday month and secondly, I love the beautiful fall colours! I'm also a fan of the cooler days, warm sweaters, and Pumpkin Spice everything!!

Products Used:
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Archival Black, Smoky Slate, Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun
Tools & Accessories: Stampin' Sponge, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies, Big Shot
 The Cookie Cutter Halloween set also coordinates perfectly with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, as does the stamp set we are using in my stamp-a-stack. See that little skeleton's bow tie? It's the yummy Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper punched out using the same punch. So cute!! I used Elegant Eggplant and a sponge to create the spooky night sky.

Don't forget - today's the last day for the spectacular deal on DSP:
Head over to my online store to take advantage of this sale!

Have a fabulous week!

September 4, 2016

Holiday Catalogue is Live!

The much anticipated Holiday Catalogue is now available to customers! It is over 50 pages of wonderful stamps, accessories, and SO much more! If you haven't already received a copy and would like one (and don't already have a Canadian demonstrator) just drop me a line and I would be happy to get one in the mail to you! A PDF is also available by clicking HERE.

For the months of September, October, November, and December I will be offering a Christmas card club! Each month we will make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), 4 tags and a gift card holder, all for $20! Join me Sept 16 at 7 pm for our first session!

Happy Stampin'!

August 1, 2016

Washi Thanks

I love washi tape...I don't know what to do with it most of the time, but the fun patterns and versatility make me want it! It sticks to anything - I recently covered the frame of a cork board that I purchased at a yard sale that had a few blemishes in it, and it went from ewww to ahhh!!! I needed to whip up a few quick thank you cards for customer orders tonight so I pulled out my Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape and some Whisper White notecards; in no time at all I had half a dozen cards ready!

Once you open your package of washi tape it's easy to forget which rolls came together. Purchase some metal shower curtain rings from your local dollar store to keep them together! You could even attach a label or piece of paper to record the name and coordinating colours! It's so much easier than searching the catalogue and then your basket or container for the coordinating rolls!

The first "Thanks" I cut out with my regular base plate and cutting pads with the Big Shot but it had those paper "hairs" all around it (know what I mean??!), AND I ended up ripping the word when I was punching it out of the cardstock. I decided to try my Precision Plate (#139684) the next time through the Big Shot - what a HUGE difference - I was very impressed! The word separated from the cardstock super easy and no "hairs"! Just make sure you run your word thinlits through lengthwise and not "straight on" for a superior cut.

So get that washi tape out and use it - put it on everything!

Have a fabulous week!

July 21, 2016

Bonus Days!

I can't believe it has been so long since I posted on my blog! I was away for a few days, then I came down with a terrible cold/flu that took me out for nearly 2 weeks, then I had company visiting from out of town for a few days. Between working full-time and, well.... life - time just slipped away from me I guess!

I haven't had an opportunity to tell you about a fabulous promotion Stampin' Up! is offering until the end of July! For every $60 spent (Canadian dollars, before taxes and shipping) in July Stampin' Up! will email you a voucher for $6 to redeem in August! That's a 10% savings!!

• Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016
• An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
• It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
• Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed. 

Head to my online store any time to place your order or contact me and I would be happy to place it for you!

Have a wonderful day!

June 7, 2016

A Colour Challenge...Take 2

As I mentioned on Saturday, my up, upline Kristine challenged us to come up with a card using Emerald Envy, Island Indigo, and Daffodil Delight as well as incorporate a piece of the new Ruched Ribbon in Emerald Envy into our creation. It really had me stumped - I couldn't seem to get past the "masculine"-ish colours and my mind drew a blank! I eventually threw some some Watermelon Wonder into the mix and the ideas came much easier! Here is my Take 2 at the challenge:
I used the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to complete this card. I also used Blushing Bride ink and cardstock as well as So Saffron ink (under the Daffodil Delight flower). I was much happier with my second creation. Which one is your favorite?

Happy Stampin'!

June 4, 2016

Swirly Bird Flies a Kite

Every month my up, upline Kristine holds a team meeting and always sends us away with a new card challenge. This month we were challenged to use some of the new In Colours....I got Emerald Envy along with Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight. I also had a piece of the new Ruched Ribbon in Emerald Envy to incorporate in there! I found it very challenging to say the least, but eventually, after I added in some Watermelon Wonder, things started to come together for me!  I pulled out my new Swirly Bird stamp set and Confetti Celebration and came up with this card:
The Swirly Bird set is photopolymer so it makes lining up the triangles for the kites a cinch! I wasn't totally in love with my first crack at the challenge so I came up with another card using the same 4 colours....I will come back with that card in a couple days!

It's supposed to be a beautiful sunny weekend here in Calgary - a perfect day to fly a kite! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

June 2, 2016

Flamingos Are In, Who Knew?!

I didn't realize it until Stampin' Up! released their catalogue sneak peek, but Flamingos and Pineapples are HOT right now! Since noticing them first with Stampin' Up! last month, I have been seeing them everywhere lately - on t-shirts, home decor, bags, you name it.... once again SU is on trend! They have their very own market research team who study trends with fashion, etc. to help guide new In Colours and catalogue products! Fun, huh?!

Just one of the perks of being a demonstrator is seeing the new catalogues before anyone else and being able to order new products first! I recently took part in a swap with other members of my team using products from the demonstrator preorder, and incorporated 3 of the stamp sets we were able to get before the catalogue was officially released June 1. The Flamingo is from the Pop of Paradise stamp set, the gold embossed swirl is from Swirly Bird, and the sentiment is from Confetti Celebration! The DSP you see is also new and is from the Pop of Pink DSP pack Keeping with the heart theme, I used a couple gold hearts from the Metallics Sequin Assortment which were carried over from the last catalogue. Thank you to Robyn Cardon for the idea of embossing the swirl in gold - I love how it turned out and was super simple! 

June 1, 2016

Today's the DAY!

You GUYS!!!! It's June 1 and you know what THAT means! catalogue, new products, new, new, new! 
 Sales period June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017
Download PDF here

There's TONS of awesomeness in the 2016-2017 new annual Stampin' Up! catalogue; 209 pages of fun samples to inspire you, over 170 stamp sets (some tried and true favs along with lots new!), new kits, new bundles, new hostess sets, and SO MUCH more! If you are already my customer and have not received your new catalogue yet, just let me know and I will remedy that situation quickly! Or if you live and Canada and do not already have a demonstrator, contact me and I will gladly send you a catalogue for free! 

Want it all? During the month of June hostesses also receive BONUS stampin' rewards which means more FREE PRODUCTS for you! Place an order or host a party with your friends totaling $400 or more during the month of June, and receive an extra $40 in stampin' rewards that you can spend on exclusive hostess sets, put towards a bundle, or anything you want! 

June is also a fantastic month to join Stampin' Up! (and it would be the smartest thing to do if you've got a long wish list!) For $135 (Canadian) you can choose $165 of products AND get 2 FREE STAMP SETS! No price limit!! Shipping included (that's a savings of at least $15 right there!). It's an incredible deal, and I hope you will take advantage of it - that's a $120 value alone, depending on the stamp sets you choose of course! Wowza. I wish I could join again!! lol. You also get business supplies including a case of catalogues, future discounts, and access to exclusive demonstrator-only website including sneak peaks and the quarterly demonstrator-only magazine!

Questions? Contact me to learn more or to request your catalogue! I hope you're as excited as I am! It's going to be a fantastic year!

Happy Shopping! 

May 29, 2016

Birthday Convertible

I got the Beautiful Ride stamp set for free when I attended Stampin' Up's OnStage Local event in Edmonton last fall, and it is not carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue coming out June 1. Yikes - can you believe that's only 3 days away?!! Where has May gone?!'s scary how fast time goes sometimes!

 I decided to make the punch buggy a convertible by just snipping off the roof before I watercoloured it on Shimmery White paper with my Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mint Macaron, and Hello Honey with my aquapainter. It came together really fast, although now that I see it again, I think I made the "windshield" a little short! Oh well....makes it unique, right?!
The balloon punch is also retiring in a couple days and comes in a trio with a cupcake punch and birthday candle punch - so adorable! The thick baker's twine was a freebie from last year's Sale-A-Bration, when you could get it free in all the 2014-2016 In Colours. The background paper is from Going Wild....also retiring in 3 short days!

Contact me before June 1 to scope up these retiring gems before they're gone forever or shop in my online store 24/7 by clicking the link over there --->

Have a wonderful week!

May 25, 2016

Feel Goods for a Friend and Fab Friday 87!

I loved the sketch over at Fab Friday and thought I would give it a whirl! A friend of mine recently graduated from the licensed practical nurse program, and I thought I would send her a congratulations card to celebrate! I immediately grabbed my Feel Goods stamp set - I thought the sentiment was perfect for a woman who found the courage to go back to school with 2 young kids and a supportive husband at home. I hope she likes it!

Feels Goods is retiring at the end of May as is the Pretty Petals DSP stack and the 2-1/2" Circle Punch I used here! Hurry over to my online store to get yours before they're gone!