29 Aug 2015

Cards & Cases

Hello again. Happy last weekend of August...already!!!

I want to share with you the cards we'll be making at the upcoming Cards & Cases class on Monday. We have a Cards & Cases class every month (last Monday) with a different theme each month. We make eight cards (four of each design), with envelopes and a decorated case to store them. 

This month's theme is adult birthdays.

The card on the left was designed to be a man's card, but it could be used for women too. The card on the right is not quite as versatile.

The cards for this class need to be quick and easy to make, yet attractive and something you will be proud to send.

The supplies you'll need to make the cards are below, and if you wish to order them on-line simply click on my on-line store. I really appreciate your business.

Which reminds me... everyone who places a $50 or more order with me, or from my on-line Stampin' Up! store, from Tuesday, September 1st to Monday, September 8th will receive a FREE package of Home for Christmas Enamel Dots from the new Holiday Catalogue! But you'll need to email me your address so that I can send them out.

Thank you for stopping by...

Happy Stamping

First Card

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Second Card

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16 Aug 2015

Snowflakes & Glitter

I know - but what's a better time to think about snowflakes than when you're sure you're not going to see any! Any real ones at least... (smile)

I didn't have the opportunity to go to the Inspire.Create.Share Convention this summer but I did watch the live streaming of some of the events.

Pam Morgan of Stampin' Up! showed how to make a Snowflake Garland and it was one of the first things I wanted to make when I received my pre-order. It's really easy!

The finished banner is about 4 feet or a metre and a bit. You could hang it on a fireplace, or a window, or even on your tree!

The snowflakes and sentiments are found in the new Flurry of Wishes stamp set.

 The snowflake pieces really have a lot of texture and is very 3D.

Pam also made a single snowflake to use as a tree ornament and I did as well, but I changed it a tiny bit - can you see the difference? I really like it.

The ornaments are two sided.
The supplies needed to make the banner and ornament are listed below.

Sure hope you're enjoying our wonderful Nova Scotia sunshine!

Happy Stamping

The punches, stamp set, cord, and snowflakes are all available in the new Holiday Catalogue available on September 1st.

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14 Aug 2015

Mini Waterfall Album

I love making mini albums, I think they make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

Here is one that is my favourite:

It measures 4 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" tall.

Inside there is room for fourteen  3 1/2" x 3 1/2" photos/menus/recipes/parenting tips/wedding wishes or whatever you'd like to use it for. There's also a pocket to store memorabilia, tickets, money, and whatever else you can think of...

The flaps flip up and down to create the 'waterfall'.

We made these in a class last night and it was really fun! Hope you like it too.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget if you place a $50 order or more from me this week you will receive a FREE package of ribbon. Just scroll down for more information.

Happy Stamping!

12 Aug 2015

Weekly Deals and My Weekly Promotion

A new week and a new chance to take advantage of my "Earn the Silver Elite Level" promotion.

This week (August 11 - 17) everyone who places a $50 or more order with me, or on my on-line Stampin' Up! store, will receive a FREE package of 5/8" Satin Ribbon, an $8.75 value. You can choose from four colours: Gold #134547; Silver #134548; Very Vanilla #134550; Whisper White #134549
10 yards in each roll.

Have you checked out the Weekly Deals

Or visited the Clearance Rack lately?

There's lots of ways to save with Stampin' Up!

Happy Stamping

9 Aug 2015

Still Playing with my New Toys!!

Well I had another fun day yesterday, using new stamp sets, DSP, embellishments and more! I'm trying different things to decide what to include in my upcoming Christmas Classes - so if you like something be sure to let me know!!

Here are three cards I'm considering:

I'd love to know which one you like the best!

Don't forget I'm offering free shipping on your order until 6 pm on Monday, August 10. Click here for more details.

Happy Stamping

8 Aug 2015

Fun! Fun! Fun, with my Pre-Order Products!

My treasure box arrived on Thursday, and I have to admit I've been spending a lot of time with it!

Thursday afternoon three of my team came over and we oohed and ahhed for a couple of hours!!!

Then we tried some of the ribbons and dies and punches and embellishments...

It was so much fun!!!

Have I mentioned I love Christmas?! 

And did I mention that if you join Stampin' Up! now you can pre-order the Christmas products too!

Don't forget you can save on shipping until the end of the day on Monday, August 10th. 

Happy Stamping!

4 Aug 2015

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Announcement Time!

It's my announcement day! If you've been following my blog for the last week I've mentioned that I was going to be making an announcement that I thought you would like... So let's do it!

You may, or may not know, that Stampin' Up! is bringing in a new compensation plan, and changing demo titles to be the same worldwide. I really want to make sure I am meeting my annual rolling sales by September 30th so that I will maintain my proposed level which is Silver Elite

How does this affect you, you ask...? 

Well I'm going to make it easy for you to increase your Stampin' Up! supplies, and save money for yourself, while my sales grow!

Between now and the end of September - 8 1/2 weeks - I will be offering special buys and discounts each week until I reach my goal. Take advantage of them while you can!

This week - Tuesday, August 4 to Monday, August 10 - when you place a $50 order or above from me, I will pay or refund your regular shipping costs! (Does not include expediting)


If you are one of my regular customers I will simply pay your shipping when I place the order.

If you are a new customer living outside of my area and place your order on-line I will send you an electronic transfer, or if you prefer a money order, to cover the cost of your shipping.

You can only order from me if you live in Canada, and I would really appreciate your support, even if it's only one order!

Click Here to order.
Or send me an Email

Added Bonus
The Clearance Rack is going to be updated with more products tomorrow, Wednesday, August 5th!!

Sure hope to hear from you!

Happy Stamping

3 Aug 2015

Swaps and Make & Takes

I love being a Stampin' Up! demo, and I love getting together with the Atlantic Stampers Ink team.

We meet every two months and members take turns making cards to swap each month (we all get two cards at the meeting and try to guess who created them.)

Here are the cards from our last meeting:

Chantal's card has a secret opening - the Perfect Plum butterflies are actually attached to the back of the card and tuck under the Tangerine Tango butterfly. Isn't it lovely!!

Linda's card is so cute! She is our Glitter Queen and she restrained herself this time in hopes we didn't guess the card was hers. (We didn't!)

She used the new heavier weight Whisper White cardstock, and it makes such a difference!

We had three Make & Takes: a box made from the new Baker's Box Thinlits, a card from the July Paper Pumpkin, and a card class set from Ronda Wade.

Here is the adorable box - created by Linda

Can you see the glitter? This is the Linda we know!

I'm sure you've seen the July Paper Pumpkin cards already:

And this is the card class - we made them all!

All the fun of swapping and creating, and now as a demo I can place my pre-order from the Holiday Catalogue, and it is full of gorgeous stuff!

If you've been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! and becoming a hobby or business demo, now is a great time - you can choose your starter kit from the annual catalogue AND the Holiday catalogue! Just contact me for more details.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I will be sharing some changes and making you an offer or two that hopefully you won't refuse!

Happy Stamping!

Products used for the above projects include:
Butterfly Card

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Baby Card

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Baker's Box

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2 Aug 2015

Timeless Love Anniversary

Here is another anniversary card, this time I'm using an additional stamp from the Timeless Love stamp set. I really like everything about this set - the sentiments, the type font, the flowers...

The flowers and sentiment are stamped with Black Stazon and coloured with the Stampin' Write Markers. I went over the whole flower lightly at first and then added more layers for deeper colour. Markers used: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Garden Green, and Perfect Plum.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler, and the Embossing Folder is the new Elegant Dots. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon (retired but still available on the Clearance Rack!)

Here are other sample cards using this set:

I hope you enjoyed these samples. If you would like to order the products to create any of these cards, please contact me.
I'll be back with more tomorrow.

Happy Stamping!

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1 Aug 2015

Featured on Scrapbook and Cards Today

I'm thrilled to have been once again invited to provide projects for the Scrapbook and Cards Today Blog, Stampin' Up! Saturday.

Suzy Cote (a demo from Quebec) and myself were asked to create items using the new Host set Floral Wings and the matching Bold Butterfly Framelits.

Here are two of my five projects.

You can see the rest of my projects as well as the gorgeous ones that Suzy created by visiting the Scrapbook and Cards Today Blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Remember I have special news for you on Tuesday!

Happy Stamping