Monday, April 27, 2015

Farewell Flamingo Lingo

This is the time of year when we get ready to say farewell to some stamps and accessories from the catalogue.
The flamingo lingo stamp set is special because every set sold means a $3 donation to the Ronald McDonald House charities.   I'm sure there will be a new Ronald McDonald House stamp set in the new catalogue but for now, this is the last chance to snatch up the Flamingo Lingo set.
Check out this cute card I received as a swap (the creator didn't put their name on it so I can't give credit).
It's a pocket card that holds a bookmark.  Cute right?
The chevron background is another retiring stamp called Positively Chevron.

Don't miss out on what is on the last chance list
You can also see the list on my online store .  Shop today or contact me!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

hawaii travel packet

I suddenly woke up this morning realizing I forgot to post my Watch it Wednesday video yesterday!  I had the video all ready since Monday too!  Oh well, here's the video for this week.  It shows off what I received delivered to my door recently!

Here's a close up of the luggage tags!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!

After I showed the team S.T.I.C girls the video, they asked if I got luggage tags for every incentive trip with Stampin' Up!  I sure do!  I suddenly thought it would really be nice if I saved each one so a couple of days ago I was tearing apart my bedroom looking for the past luggage tags from each trip I've earned through Stampin' Up!  as well as the travel packet from each trip.  I am happy to report I found them all.  Now I guess I'll have to make or buy a nice box to hold them all.  Just looking at the tags brought back such nice memories. Fortunately I have made a scrapbook of all the trips so far and I'm so glad!  I can always look back at the pictures and journal notes.  (shameless plug: May 4th is the next memories matter scrapbooking class.  Make 3 scrapbook pages that you can drop your pictures into right away!  Come every month and after a 10 month club term, you will have a full album! Come to scrapbook class!  Pay as you go or join club!)

I treasure each trip because I know that the privilege of going on these awesome trips is truly a gift from God and I am thankful I have such a supportive family, friends, team members, and customers.  Who would've thought I would enjoy such amazing perks!  I just wanted to buy more stamps at a discount! Grin. 

Do you remember my blog post HERE when they announced the next trip in May 2016 is a Mediterranean cruise?  I'm happy to report that I've earned that trip as well and will be taking my youngest son.  He's pretty pumped!  

I hope you have some exciting things coming up in your future too!  If you don't think you do, then come stamp with me.  It's a pretty fun time!  :-)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retirement time and Weekly Deal

It's that time of year!  The retiring list has been released!  Yes, it's time to get rid of some favourites to make room for new goodies when another catalogue will tantalize us!  To make it perfectly clear, stampin up products are retiring.  Not me.  Every year it never fails that there are people who think I am retiring from Stampin' Up!.  Nope.  Not yet. :-)
In the meantime,

Check out the retiring list HERE

or go to my online store to see it.

Here's a video of some of the favorite retiring products.  I'm thinking the label love stamp set with artisan punch is definitely a favorite of mine that is leaving and the window gift boxes!  Gasp!  I love those window gift boxes!

And don't forget the weekly deals:
Nab everything on my online store.  Use hostess code 4A944XN9   and you can come to my April 30th card class free or get two of the cards from the class mailed to you!  (Must use this code by April 27th to qualify for the offer)
Happy shopping!

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Quebec avec Team Canada

Earlier this year I was invited by canadian Stampin Up manager, Dale Hampshire to attend a "strategy summit". He wanted to get demonstrators together to talk and strategize about Canadian stampin up issues.
A team had met last year in Niagara Falls and some cool things came out from those meetings like fall conferences, a Canadian newsletter and such.
I think a few of the team members could not attend this time so I got drafted in along with Lindsay Mahon from Edmonton.  We had our strategy meetings this weekend in Quebec City. Here's some pictures and highlights. 

I believe there were 12 demonstrators plus Dale and his assistant Carrie. Most of the demonstrators came from Alberta but there were two of us from ontario, one from BC and one from Quebec and one from Newfoundland. Everyone was very experienced in being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  In fact, I was the youngest demonstrator at 7 and a half years.

Here's my attempt at a group selfie at Pearson airport. I need practice. 

Here is Dale's assistant Carrie.  She is amazing.  She met us at Quebec airport and had a minibus to transport us all to the hotel.

The hotel was a lovely, quaint hotel in the heart of old Quebec.

Just because Stampin' Up! Canada doesn't have all the big fancy departments like an events team down in Utah , doesn't mean they forget the small, sweet touches like a little gift in my hotel room on the first night.

One of my favourite gifts in the bag was this pin.  All the Stampin' Up! staff were wearing this pin at the last Leadership convention in January and I begged everyone to give me one.  I think I even had the nerve to ask the president but to no avail.  No one gave me that pin.  But I got one this weekend!!!  (I know, small things make me happy)

The next day was strategy meetings and a walking tour of Old Quebec.
Here's Dale and I.  (To understand the raised fist thing you have to read this post HERE)
The next day was full with more strategy meetings and working lunch but dinner was a fun surprise.  We took our little mini bus to a Sugar Shack.  It's a great Quebec tradition during Maple syrup time.  We ate in this wood lodge and ate traditional Quebecois food like tourtiere (meat pie), pea soup, sugar pie etc.  The food was delicious and the whole time there was a live band playing loud, energetic french folk songs. The children would dance and the waitresses would play the spoons.

Then at the end of the evening we went outside for snow taffy.  They pour maple syrup on snow and then you take a stick and roll it on the taffy and then you eat the delicious treat!

Of course as usual, the highlight of the weekend was the chance to visit and socialize with other demonstrators.  Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is full of fun and experiences.  If you would like to chat more about it, please let me know! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Using Sponge Daubers: Watch it Wednesday

Here's a super quick video from Stampin' Up! on one way to use the sponge daubers. How did Stampin' Up! know that I just used sponge daubers on one of the make n takes at the Ladies Retreat Weekend?

The way that I used the sponge dauber is to tap it in whisper white ink and then press it on the kraft box.  Since the sponge dauber is circle shaped, there was no need to use a mask.

Of course there are some sweet treats inside! 

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Last year my friend Lyssa Z. came up with the fantastic idea of showering the Stampin' Up! demonstrator support staff with our appreciation.
As demonstrators we need lots of help.  It could be anything from not knowing how to input an order to getting an item broken in shipment replaced or listening to us when we have feedback about a product.
Demonstrator support hears it all from us and from customers as well.
When I call that 1800 stamp up phone number, I always know they are there are help and they are always super sweet.

Here's a blog post outlining what happened last year.

This year Team S.T.I.C played along by making little hershey kiss treats and we packed them up and sent them off in the mail!

If you've every been helped by demonstrator support, send them an email letting them know they are awesome!

Or post a pictures and tag #weloveds

I feel pretty blessed to have such great support at the Stampin' Up! home office.

Thank you demonstrator support!  You are awesome for always answering all my phone calls and emails with such kindness!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Weekly deals

Just thought I would quickly post this week's weekly deals!

Feel free to click on any of the images below to go to my online store!
p.s. I have plans for that birthday bash washi sheet!

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