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September 7, 2017

Christmas Patchwork

Hi everyone! The new holiday catalogue has been live since Sept. 1 and is FULL of amazing new products! When something new comes out, we often forget about the "old" stuff (even though the annual catalogue has only been out 3 months!) Did you know it has a whole section of Christmas products too?! The new Be Merry DSP can be found on page 188 with the classic Christmas colours of Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green. I inked up a returning favorite from last year's holiday catalogue, Cookie Cutter Christmas (page 116 of the annual catalogue) and created this fun card:
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Be Merry DSP
Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

The coordinating Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon can be found on page 198 of the annual catalogue and adds a little texture to the front.

I hope you can join me on September 15 for my first Christmas class of the season! We'll be making 6 cards in total (2 each of 3 designs - including this one!), 2 gift tags, and a gift card holder. Please register by Sept. 8. Cost is $25. Email me for further details!

If you would like to purchase the supplies to create this fun project, shop my online store by clicking the link over there --->

Happy Stampin'!

July 27, 2017

Christmas in July!

With only a few days left in July (where has the time gone?!) now is a great time to get a head start on those Christmas projects! Until the end of July, there is a fantastic gift pack bonus offered from Stampin' Up! when you join our family of demonstrators! You still choose the regular starter kit (choose $165 of products and pay just $135) PLUS you will get another $94 worth of products for FREE!! Included is a new stamp set from the upcoming holiday catalogue, not available to customers until September!! You pay just $135 and get $259 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies PLUS pay no shipping!! Amazing, right?!! There is no catch - this offer is welcome to all, whether you're just looking for a discount for yourself, want to start a hobby business, or start your own full-time home business and earn an income! Extra bonus: As demonstrators, we have early access to the holiday catalogue a whole month ahead of customers, on August 1! (demonstrators got to see a PDF of the new holiday catalogue today....simply amazing!!!)
I joined Stampin' Up! over 3 years ago, and because of SU have met some amazing people I would never have met otherwise! The perks of being a part of the SU family reach far beyond discounts and sneak-peeks, the friendships and fun we have are the best, and the sense of community is nothing short of wonderful! I'd love to have you join me on this adventure. Contact me to join my team!

Have a fabulous weekend! I hope you find time to do something creative :) (and join my team...seriously....what have you got to lose?!)


June 1, 2017

Today's the Big Day!

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The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is now live! It is jam-packed full of awesome new products and some returning favorites. Do you need a paper copy? If you live in Canada and do not already have a demonstrator, contact me, and I will get one to you!

Happy stamping!

April 5, 2017

Day At the Beach

The Day At the Beach stamp set on page 34 of the Occasions catalogue is a super-cute stamp set that was first released in Stampin' Up's South Pacific market in their fall/holiday occasions catalogue. No that isn't a typo....don't forget that in the Southern Hemisphere they are entering their hottest time of the year in the fall while us in North America (and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere) are starting to bundle up and shovel the white stuff! As soon as I saw the pair of glasses, I knew I wanted to make a card for my niece who is away at optometry school in Ontario, soon to finish her 2nd year.
I used the watercolor pencils and my blender pen to color in the frames. Aren't they cute?! I hope it brightens Jenay's day as she is busy studying for exams this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

March 31, 2017

Final Hours of Sale-A-Bration!!

We are winding down one of the most popular times of the Stampin' Up! year, the fabulous Sale-A-Bration! There's just a few hours left to snatch up some free stamp sets and free DSP! Hey, Chick! has been a super popular stamp set, and I used it to create this super adorable card, CASE'd from fellow demonstrator Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue. Isn't it cute?! I used the Perfect Mix stamp set for the eggs and, yes, that is the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#143231)! I simply inked up the "wire" side of the embossing folder with Basic Grey ink, put my 5 x 3.75" piece of Whisper White inside the folder, and ran it through my Big Shot. Cute, right?! The watercolour pencils were used to colour the chicken and eggs/egg carton. Looking at it now, I maybe should have coloured one of the eggs a different colour. Next time!
I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder after cutting out a piece of Basic Black with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies (#145372). I LOVE these framelits, but you won't find them in any of our catalogues; they were an early release from the upcoming new Annual Catalogue! They are a must in my opinion!
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, #145372
Here's a close up of that crazy chicken!
Run to my online store and grab Hey, Chick! before midnight tonight! It can't be purchased, and can only be earned for FREE with a $60 purchase. I just love her crazy hair!

Have a fabulous weekend!

March 29, 2017

Get Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration!

I can't believe March is almost over! There's only a few hours left to scoop up your favorites freebies offered from Stampin' Up! Remember, items are while supplies last only, and a few of our favorites are already sold out! One of my favorite freebies is the Carried Away 12x12 DSP stack (#143608). The 12 double-sided sheets coordinate perfectly with one of my favorite bundles from the Occasions catalogue - Lift Me Up (#144712 for clear mount). Check out this cute and simple card I made:
Don't wait any longer - run to my online store and place your order now or contact me ASAP! Sale-A-Bration ends Friday night!! Remember, with every $60 purchase (before shipping and taxes), you get to choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration list of freebies. There's no limit to the number of free items you can earn - prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions apply too!
 Thanks to fellow demonstrator Josee Smuck for this graphic!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping!

March 12, 2017

Any Occasion Wedding

I thought I would show you a wedding card I created as part of my Display samples for the recent Canadian Business Conference held in Toronto for Canadian demonstrators Silver Elite and above. I LOVE how this card turned out! Because the Sale-A-Bration set Any Occasion is photopolymer, it was easy to position and curve a bit for "Congratulations". I used the fun Pop of Pink DSP for my background piece and then overlay a piece of vellum on top. I heat embossed Mr and Mrs with Gold embossing powder. The hearts are from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I used the "negative" from the heart thinlit (in Whisper White) to place behind my Mr and Mrs to help them stand out since they were stamped on vellum.

The fine-tip glue pen worked wonderfully to adhere the vellum sheet on top of the DSP. It dries clear so it was super-strong and didn't show!

Have a wonderful week!

March 11, 2017

Display Samples

In January the Stampin' Up! Canadian office held a business conference in Toronto for some of the top demonstrators in the country. I had the honor of being asked to create a few display samples for them featuring a Sale-A-Bration product! I chose the fabulous stamp set Any Occasion to feature in my samples. This stamp set is so versatile and is a must for your collection! It is great for birthdays, weddings, new babies, and SO much more! It can't be purchased and can only be earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration. With every $60 ordered until March 31 (before taxes and shipping) you can choose it as your freebie ! Check it out:
Here are a few of the cards I created using this fun stamp set:
 I used Foxy Friends for the tree stump & the frog is from the hostess set Love You Lots and is popped up on dimensionals. 

That sweet little baby and the starts are from Moon Baby in the Occasions catalogue and I used the Sparkle embossing folder to add detail to the extra layer of Soft Sky. Some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine is wrapped around the top layer as well.
The Lift Me Up set from the Occasions catalogue is featured on this card along with the sentiment from Any Occasions. A strip from the Carried Away DSP is also used which is another SAB freebie!

I think this is my favorite - I love the Cool Treats bundle! Check out that adorable spoon - such a cute framelit in the coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits Dies, especially when cut out using silver foil paper! The coordinating Tasty Treats Speciality DSP is the background piece. Can you spot the other Sale-A-Bration freebie I used? That's right - that sparkly ribbon is another freebie!
Did you get to see the samples in person at the Canadian Business Conference in Toronto? Here's my full display:
There's only 3 weeks left to earn your Sale-A-Bration freebies! Contact me to place your order to click on the link to my Canadian online store HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

January 4, 2017

Today's the Day!

It's the most popular time of the year at Stampin' Up! That's's time for Sale-A-Bration! With every $60 (CA) purchase before shipping and taxes, you get to choose something for FREE! Even prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions qualify! There's no limit to the amount of free products you can earn...there's stamp sets, DSP, and even a fun tin to store your cards in!
Click here for PDF link. 

Even more exciting news....there will be new SAB items released in mid-February!  

The new Occasions catalogue is packed full of awesome new products to chase those winter blues away...dragonflies, hot air balloons, and SO much more!  
Click here for PDF.

I hope you are as excited as I am for new items to craft with! I hope to have some new samples to share with you soon!

Happy shopping!

January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday season, and I look forward to stamping with you in the new year!

 There's only a couple days left to take advantage of the year-end sale with Stampin' Up! and to order items from the Holiday catalogue! Head to my on-line store now before your must-haves are gone!

Best wishes for the new year!