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December 30, 2015

Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek!

I am loving the large sentiment stamps that Stampin' Up! has created lately including Botanicals For You available during Sale-A-Bration (SAB) 2016. You can choose this stamp set for free when you place an order of $60 Canadian (before taxes and shipping) between January 5, 2016, and March 31, 2016, AND you can choose between wood-mount OR clear-mount! As a demonstrator we have had the opportunity to preorder from the new catalogue and earn SAB items too!
I used some of this year's new In-Colours (2015-2017) including Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Tip Top Taupe along with some Go Wild DSP in the background and Cherry On Top Washi Tape along the edge. A couple Rhinestone Basic Jewels add just a little bit of sparkle and dimension. I was inspired by a card by SU Artisan Amy O'Neill.

Have you got plans for New Year's Eve? It will be an early night for me as I am working New Year's Day as well as on the weekend at my "regular" job. I think it will be a perfect night to curl up with my new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues and plan my next order! Both will be available to order from on January 5. If you would like a copy of the catalogues shoot me a message and I would be happy to send them off to you!

Happy New Year!!

December 29, 2015

Weekly Deals!

Wow - the last Tuesday of 2015! Here are this week's weekly deals! Thanks to fellow demonstrator Lisa Althouse for the graphic :)
Sale-A-Bration starts 1 week from today as does the new Occasions Catalogue! Do you want a copy of the catalogues and do not already have a demonstrator? Contact me today and I will send you a copy!

Happy New Year! I hope to have you join me in the New Year for a card class or 2!

December 24, 2015

Winter Wishes and Merry Christmas!

Just a quick note to wish you all wonderful Christmas and New Year and hope you are spending the holidays with loved ones. May the new year brings you good health, much love, and happiness! I hope you all find some Stampin' Up! under the tree! 

Winter Wishes stamp set item #139742 (wood), #139745 (clear)

Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2015

Weekly Deals

It's Tuesday and that means new deals from Stampin' Up! I love the Silver Glimmer Paper...and when it is 25% off I love it even more!

Here's a recent card I made using the Silver Glimmer Paper, Merry Moments DSP, and the 1-3/4" scallop punch! The Peaceful Pines Bundle is also available for 15% off when you buy the stamp set and the framelits together.

Peaceful Pines Photopolymer Bundle
Item #140850  $55.25 Cdn

Head over to my online store to stock up on the Silver Glimmer Paper or any other deals like the Merry Moments DSP which is included in the year-end sale ! Deals, Deals, everywhere!

Happy Shopping!

December 20, 2015

It's a Beautiful Ride

Today's card features a sneak peek from a new stamp set coming out in the new Occasions Catalogue on January 5 called Beautiful Ride. I just love the old fashion punch buggy in this set! It has the perfect sentiments and images to create a wedding card, a "we've moved" card, or maybe a card for a new college graduate setting off on their own for the first time. This adorable stamp set was in our welcome bag at the OnStage Local event I attended last month!
There's lots of watercolouring done on Shimmery White paper for this cute card. Don't recognize that polka-dotted paper? It's actually from the Go Wild DSP stack - I just coloured the white dots with Soft Sky and Calypso Coral using my Blender Pen!

The 2016 Occasions Catalogue goes live on January 5, 2016, and runs until May 31, 2016. If you would like a copy of the catalgoue and don't already have a demonstrator, just send me a message and I will gladly get one off to you! 

Happy Stampin'!

December 17, 2015

Snow Place Swap for OnStage Local

Last month I attended a Stampin' Up! event in Edmonton. It used to be that Stampin' Up! would hold conventions for each market - for the North American market this would always take place in Salt Lake City in July, the South Pacific conference was held at a different time of the year, etc. Now that SU has become a global company with markets in ten countries, they wanted to leverage this exciting worldwide growth. Their new OnStage events will be held in April and in November and will allow demonstrators to gather simultaneously around the world to share the excitement of new catalogue releases, recognize achievements, receive training, and feel a part of a larger, global SU community. There were 2 events held in Canada - one in Mississauga and one in Edmonton. It was a 1-day event and it truly felt like a mini convention. The stars of the show, of course, were the new upcoming Sale-A-Bration catalogue and new Spring Occasions Catalogue. They spoiled us (as they always do!) with free stamp sets, prize patrols, and chances to play with new products.Swapping is always a fun event amongst demonstrators where you get to share ideas and meet new friends! I used the adorable Snow Place stamp set to create this swap:
I had the idea for this card in my head for a while and was so pleased when it translated onto paper exactly how I had pictured it! I used the Ovals Framelits to make my igloo after embossing my Whisper White paper with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. The black oval for the igloo "doorway" was just punched out of Basic Black with the Large Oval Punch, and I sponged the edges with white craft ink. Lots of other supplies were used...if you have questions feel free to ask and I would be more than happy to explain further!

I am very happy to say that the Snow Way stamp set and coordinating framelits will be sticking around after the end of the 2015 Holiday Catalogue! Time just went too quickly, and I did not get to play with this bundle enough this holiday season.

You can bundle the Snow Place photopolymer stamp set and the Snow Friends Framelits Dies and save 15% (item #140844, $55.25). Head over to my online store to purchase this adorable bundle!


December 15, 2015

New Weekly Deals!

Today is Tuesday and you know what that items on sale with Stampin' Up!
And don't forget about the year-end sale! Select items are on sale up to 60% off while supplies last. Check out the latest availability here!
Happy Shopping!

December 13, 2015

Cozy Christmas

I just love the little cabin in the woods from the set Cozy Christmas!  With Santa and his sleigh flying overhead in the night sky, it just sets the perfect little scene!

I used Night of Navy to stamp the images after sponging the sky first with Soft Sky, then the top 2/3 of the paper with Marina Mist, then the top 1/3 with Night of Navy to give a nice graduated night sky colour. I punched out a 1" circle on a post it note to use as a mask for a moon before spongin. I am so thankful that the Hearth & Home Thinlits will be sticking around after the current holiday catalogue retires -I love coming up with new scenes to "see" out the window; the possibilities are endless! The bow made of Real Red Striped Ribbon (discounted right now on the year-end clearance sale!) gives the little pop of colour it needs to finish it off while still making this card mailable. I mimicked snow glistening in the moonlight on the rooftop and trees with some Dazzling Details. I CASEd this card from fellow demonstrator Deb Valder - you can see her original card here.

Hope you have a fabulous week!

December 10, 2015

Last Minute Shopping!

It's time to clear out the old to make room for the new! Discounts up to 60% off can be found on the year-end sale (which is also combined with the clearance rack, so don't panic if you don't see the Clearance Rack listing!). Items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and since lots of the items are from the CURRENT holiday catalogue, they are sure to sell out fast!
* Please note there are no refunds or exchanges on year-end sale items.

Enter hostess code 64YJ3HY7 to shop the year-end sale online and get a free gift from me! Feel free to contact me directly if you would like to place an order as well to also qualify for the free gift.

Happy Shopping!

December 8, 2015

Exciting News!

The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that we've all come to love will be returning! Stampin' Up! has been overwhelmed with how popular this folder has been with it's release in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue, and it will be brought out of retirement and put in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue! Bringing something out of retirement is not something they generally do, so this is a huge deal. What an awesome company to work for who listens to their customers and bends the rules to keep them smiling! Wahoo!

More exciting news - included in this week's weekly deals is the Precision Base Plate! This product was also new in the Holiday Catalogue and makes using intricate dies a breeze! At 25% off this week only what are you waiting for? You'll be amazed at how easy your paper pops out without struggling with waxed paper or dryer sheets! The Precision Base Plate will be sticking around in the new spring catalogue too. :) Here's a little video from Stampin' Up! to see it in action: and for some tips and tricks:
To order this product or anything else on your wish list, just click over there ----->

Happy Stampin'

December 6, 2015

Sweet Snowmen

I just love the stamp set Snow Place on page 33 of the holiday catalogue! The matching Snow Friends Framelit Dies are a must, and you can bundle and save 15% off when you purchase them together! Who doesn't love a deal, right?! I made a few Christmas cards with this fun set after CASEing Artisan Amy O'Neill.
I didn't change much from Amy's adorable original except I left off the sequins and decided to layer mine on a card base of either Pool Party or Real Red. The little bit of shine from the red foil paper really adds some sparkle to these cuties. The snowflakes in the background were heat embossed after I sponged some Pool Party ink on my Whisper White paper. Lots of steps to these seemingly simple cards, but I think the overall result was worth it! I can't decide which colour card base I like better - what's your pick?

I need to get these snowmen in the mail - I can't believe Christmas is less than 3 weeks away!

December 2, 2015

New Weekly Deals!

Can you believe December has arrived?!Whoa....I am NOT ready at all for Christmas and am starting to feel the pressure!
Here are this week's deals!

Happy Stampin!

November 24, 2015

Online Extravaganza!!

This is Thanksgiving week in the United States and Stampin' Up! is offering some awesome sales Nov 23 to Nov 30! Select items are 20% to 50% off! Discounts are offered while supplies last so don't wait! Check out the deals here. Did you  notice that refills of Fast Fuse Adhesive are 40% off?!! This is my new go-to adhesive - you can bet I will be stocking up! Punches, ribbon, twine, stamps, the list is huge!

As if that wasn't enough, new weekly deals are out too!
I will be placing an order tonight at 7:00 p.m.; if you would like to save some shipping costs, forward me your order ASAP! It's a great time to get some Christmas gifts for those crafters on your list!

Have a wonderful week!

September 11, 2015

Let's Play Bingo!

I am SO excited to announce my first-ever Stampin' Up! event - Bingo! Just like regular Bingo but where all the prizes are Stampin' Up! products! Can you think of anything more fun?! Trust me - you'll have a blast.Wanna join me? Click here to reserve your spot. Hurry! Spaces are limited, and I must receive your payment by Sept 30. Please note that I accept cash, cheque, or E-transfer. I hope you can join me!


September 2, 2015

It's here!

The new 2015 Holiday Catalogue has now been released, and it is packed full of WONDERFUL products for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fall, and Christmas. Stampin' Up! is on fire with all the fantastic new products offered on these 50+ pages - I seriously could have pressed "order all" in my catalogue preorder (if there was such a button!)...but alas, I showed some restraint (for now!). If you want to get your hands on your very own catalogue and do not already have a Canadian demonstrator, please drop me a line and I would love to get one to you! In the meantime, click HERE to shop 24/7 in my online store.

Happy Shopping!

July 16, 2015

Tap, Tap, Tap for SUO Challenge #126!

It's been a while since I participated in an online challenge, so when I decided I needed some help getting out of my creative slump, I immediately went to one of my favorite challenge sites - SUO Challenges (SUO stands for Stampin' Up Only). I inked up a new addition to my stamp collection, Tap, Tap, Tap. This set has been around for a while but for some reason I just recently took a shine to it - which is kind of ironic since I type all day in my job as a medical transcriptionist!

I chose Island Indigo as my card base, added a layer of Very Vanilla, and topped that with a couple pieces from the Typeset DSP. I heat embossed the typewriter in gold after stamping the image on black cardstock with my Versamark. I added some bling with a few Bermuda Bay sequins, Gold Baker's Twine, and some of the fabulous new Gold Thread. A piece of Cherry Cobbler adds a little extra pop of colour behind the typerwriter. Some gold glimmer paper is peeking out as well.

Whether your Stampin' Up! stash is full of new or old products (or a combination like mine!) play along at SUO Challenges to get your creative juices (or inks!) flowing! Taking part in online challenges really does help get you out of your creative slump and back into your craft room again!

Checkout my online store if you would like to add Tap, Tap, Tap to your collection.

Thanks for stopping by!

July 15, 2015

Weekly Deals July 14-20/15's been a while! I'm still around and enjoying all the new goodies the new catalogue has to offer! Still don't have one? Send me an email and I will get one to you ASAP. You don't want to miss out on all the wonderful new products and samples in the 2025-2016 Annual Catalogue! There is a link on the right to view it online where you can shop 24/7.

During the summer Stampin' Up! is adding extra items to the weekly deals and to the clearance rack too! Be sure to check back frequently to the online store to see the latest additions. Weekly Deal discounts are also in limited supply so don't hesitate to place your order to avoid disappointment! I am loving the new 6x6 DSP stacks!
Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

April 6, 2015

Limited Time Offer!

Stampin' Up is offering Free Shipping April 6-10 only! No order is too big or small! Now is a great time to stock up on the 2013-2015 In Color paper and ink that will be retiring June 2! Don't delay - the retiring In Colors tend to sell out very quickly once the retired list is released (April 21).
I will be sad to see these beautiful colors retire - Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, and Crisp Cantaloupe - are so lovely! Stock up - they will be gone before you know it!

Shop my online store 24/7 or contact me to place your order!

April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

I hope you spent a wonderful Easter weekend with friends and family!
These little chicks were created using the Bird Builder Punch and the 7/8" scallop circle punch for their wings.  A retired SU embossing folder and the Stampin' Up fringe scissors made this card come together quickly! I was inspired by Pinterest and a card by Jennifer Jackson.

Thanks for stopping by!

March 14, 2015

Balloon Birthday Bash

Say THAT 5 times fast!! lol. I used a couple of my favorite products from the Spring Occasions Catalogue to create this birthday card for my nephew's birthday. I struggle to create masculine cards and, even though my husband my disagree, I think it qualifies! I pulled the colors right from the Birthday Bash DSP which I placed underneath the balloon cutout.
What makes it even better is that Stampin' Up! gives a 15% discount when you buy the Celebrate Today stamp set with the Balloon Framelits Dies!

There's only a couple of weeks left of Sale-A-Bration so head over to my online store or contact me so you can start having fun with this balloon bundle!With every $60 purchase choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice  - and remember, it is only while supplies last!

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March 10, 2015

New Weekly Deals and a New Photopolymer Set!

This is the second Tuesday of the month and you know what that means...Stampin' Up! is introducing a new photopolymer stamp set, and I must say, it is adorable. Check it out:

Just Kidding Photopolymer Stamp Set is just $19.95 (CA) and will be available for 6 months!

Have a wonderful day!

February 11, 2015

New Photopolymer Set

Stampin' Up! has released another adorable photopolymer stamp set - check it out!
I love the handwritten look and that little envelope is just so cute!

Each newly released set is available for 6 months and can be purchased from my online store or contact me!

Have a wonderful day!

January 6, 2015

Sale-A-Bration and New Occasions Catalogue!

The highly anticipated Sale-A-Bration has arrived and the offers this year are fabulous! There is a catalogue - yes, a CATALOGUE! - of oodles and oodles of fantastic products from DSP to stamp sets to blendabilities and more!With every $60 spent (before taxes and shipping) choose a free item from the catalogue. Now is a great time to host a party too - with every qualifying party get an extra $35 to spend on any Stampin' Up! product!

It may only be January and the ground is covered in snow but from the minute you look at the new Occasions catalogue you will feel the warmth and rejuvenation that spring brings!

It is 51 pages of new stamp sets, framelits, delicious DSP, and more including fun and creative kits like the bouquet featured on the cover! If you do not already have a demonstrator and would like your own catalogues to browse, salivate over, and take to the bathtub, just drop me a line and I would be happy to send you copies! As always, you can shop 24/7 from  my online store by clicking on the icon at the right.

Thanks for stopping by!