Sunday, January 21, 2018

More for the salebration streak!

Thanks for dropping in during my saleabration streak ! I’m aiming to post new stamping inspiration everyday using the exclusive salebration products. Remember, these products can only be earned with every $60 order.

Here’s a card that we are making at the upcoming sweet and simple card class on January 31st. 
Spaces are filling up because it is our special spa night! Rsvp soon! 



This card used the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. I believe this type of stamp is called “photorealistic” because it looks so real!



You have to stamp with it to believe it! 
When I first opened the stamp set I thought my stamp was defective because the image on the rubber did not seem very clear. However my stamp was not defective. It was perfect! It was unbelievable how crisp the image was when I stamped! 

Get your own Heartfelt blooms stamp set by placing a $60 order on my online store! 
If you place an online order before January 25th using host code: VY7KGH4X
you will receive the 4 completed cards from my January  Sweet and simple Card Class.

Head to my Online Store now! 
Thanks again for dropping in!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saleabration Streak

There are so many great saleabration items available this year.  I really feel like Stampin' Up! hit a home run with this year's beauties.

I thought it would be fun to do a saleabration streak for a week.  This means I'll post a new project each day using a saleabration item.

I hope this will help showcase how wonderful and versatile these exclusive items are.

Today's saleabration project uses two saleabration items: the popular Party Panda stamp set and the shimmer ribbon pack

This was a swap card I received from Winona S.



I love how she used the Blends markers to color in the balloon. 



Thanks for dropping in for today's saleabration inspiration.  
Don't forget to tune in every day for a new project idea showcasing the saleabration items!

Need those darling pandas?  Make sure to place at least a $60 order on my online store and you can choose the pandas as your saleabration freebie! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

An exciting achievement!

I am super excited to announce that as of this past weekend, I earned the exciting incentive trip to the Greek Isles.



Stampin' Up! loves to provide an exotic, all expense paid vacation for two for high achieving demonstrators every year.

It's just one of those great demonstrator perks!  (along with the free product, being first to see the catalogue and all that good stuff)

Every single demonstrator has the opportunity to earn this trip.  Stampin' Up! uses a points system with points granted for every sale, as well as team development and leadership.  They even give points for tenure so I was happy to get extra points for my 10 year anniversary.

Even though I have earned 7 consecutive incentive trips so far, I never assume I will earn the next one.  So, I just feel excited to have enough points!  Demonstrators have from October 2017 until the end of September 2018 to earn the current trip.  It's fun for me to have earned it so early because I enjoy knowing that the trip is in the bag so to speak...and it gives me time to earn more points that I can apply towards spending money for the trip and free Stampin' Up! product.

I feel super blessed to have such supportive customers, friends, team and family!  None of the fun I have with Stampin' Up! would be possible without you!

Thank you!!!

Since Stampin' Up! also pays for a guest, I plan to bring my husband.  We've never been to Greece so we are super excited.

I always print out a points tracker. When I started getting in the top third of the tracker, Kevin started putting encouraging comments along the side...like "wow"  "amazing"  "awesome".
Isn't that cute?  I guess he is excited about travelling with me too!



This trip seems so far away.  It won't be until the summer of 2019.   I still have to attend the Alaska Cruise this summer that I earned from the last Stampin' Up! year.

The travelling perks are just one of the many many perks associated with being a part of the Stampin' Up! family!

Now is the perfect time to join us since the already great deal starter kit has the bonus of two additional stamp sets during saleabration

(read about it all here)  and then Join the Fun!

For today's Watch it Wednesday, I thought it would be fun for you to see the Announcement video Stampin' UP! shared with us in Thailand when they announced this Greek Isles trip.

Thank you so much for all your support and being a part of my journey!




Monday, January 15, 2018

Stamp Camp Recap

We had a great time on Saturday at the Stamp Camp event!  All the projects and demonstrations focused on the Occasions catalogue and it was exciting!

We had a full house but from what I could tell and the kind feedback, I think it was a great day! Everyone made 10 different cards, enjoyed inspiring stamping demonstrations, ate a delicious lunch and had the chance to win hundreds of dollars of raffle prizes!

For today's mojo Monday I thought I would share a cheerful birthday card we made. Actually it's  celebration card so you could use it for other celebratory reasons besides just birthdays.


When lemon lime twist was first released as an In color I wasn't that excited about it.  However, now I've decided it's one of the best colours around!  It's so bright and eye catching! 

When I was designing this card I had originally just used a lemon lime twist strip of cardstock on the side with the dsp but I felt it needed something more.  I thought a scalloped edge would be great...but I wondered if Stampin' Up! even carried a Scallop edge.  

Then by some crazy miracle I remembered perhaps there was something in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and I was right!  
Woot Woot! 

Of course it can't be a celebration without bling!  Myths and Magic Glimmer paper to the rescue...along with some rhinestones! 

Hope this card and simple layout inspires you today! 

The supply list will be below.  Don't forget to shop on my online store for everything you need and make sure to take advantage of Saleabration...nab a FREEBIE for every $60 order! 

Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun at Stamp camp.  Here's some pictures!  The grand prize was a full set of Stampin' Blends so the raffle time was very exciting! 

Next Stamp Camp will be June 9th!  Save the date now and contact me to register!  Only about 10 spots left! 
Thanks for dropping in! 




















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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lovely Lots of Lavender

Sorry my watch it Wednesday video is coming out on a Thursday!  I had meant to post this yesterday night but I was so engrossed in my Stampin4fun with Gen facebook party that I forgot!

This was one of the projects I shared in the facebook party last night.

The party perks are still open but only until 10pm EST January 11th so if you see this in time and you're not in my facebook group, make sure to head over!
just click this link HERE

I originally made this card as a swap card for a Canadian swap group! I was so happy with it I wanted to share it!  Lots of Lavender was not my first saleabration pick but it is fast becoming a favourite because of how beautifully it stamps!


I was pretty happy with the card before I did any watercoloring but I kept thinking it needed something more.  I'm so glad I decided to add that subtle pool party colour around the lavender image.  It just really helped showcase the image! 

The supply list is below along with the video that I shared at the facebook party last night. 
 Don't forget this pretty Lots of Lavender set is only available as a saleabration freebie with your minimum $60 order! 








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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Spa night!

Just a quick post today to remind everyone that January 31st (last Wednesday of the month) is Sweet and simple card class! It’s going to be special this month! We are going to have a spa night! 
We will relax and make 4 pretty cards appropriate for friendship or Valentine’s Day. As usual it’s $15 or free with an order (min $25) 
As a special treat I will have the owner from Grecian place salon and esthetics coming to the class to provide paraffin wax treatment for our hands. During this cold winter we sure need some pampering for our hands!!! 
I’ve arranged the special price is $15 tax included for the paraffin wax treatment. 
Come for the cards and choose to add on the pampering treatment! 
Bonus! Stampin4fun club members get their hand treatment covered by me! 
I will also set up a yogurt parfait bar for our snacking pleasure! 
Rsvp today! 

Here’s a sneak peek of one of the cards! 


Thanks for dropping in! Hope you can make it! 

Monday, January 8, 2018

New catalogue fun!

Just thought I would share some photos from the customer appreciation event last week!
I like doing a special, free event once a year as a thank you to those who have shopped with me in the past year.
As usual I wish I had taken more photos. My whole family is involved! My daughter does the hot chocolate bar and refills the snacks. My younger son does the raffle tickets, my older son greets at the door and hands out the class schedule while my husband mans the bogo sale table. I like to just mingle and chat!

My event was on January 3rd!  The first day of saleabration and the new catalogue! Oh how I love saleabration! (read about it here)  So many freebie options!  Make sure to shop during saleabration because you get a free exclusive stamp set with every $60 order! Once saleabration is over, those items are GONE!

I tried to put samples all around the house to inspire. 




My retired stamp sale table was all set up!


There was much stamping and chatting and studying of the new catalogue!


I met these fine ladies at a craft show in December and I invited them to come and check out stamping for the first time.  I was thrilled at watching their happy stamping experience.  I loved it how even though they were following the same sample, each card was unique.


For your mojo Monday inspiration today I thought I would share one of the cards we made at the event.  This card was inspired from something I saw a Team S.T.I.C. girl Sylvie stamp.
I'll put the supply list below.  I love the simplicity of this card.  The pop of colour was easy with a sponge and the blushing bride ink.

Don't worry if you weren't able to make it to my event.  You can still enjoy a stamping event in the comfort of your own home!  I'll be doing a facebook event to show off some new products and raffle off some prizes.  The facebook event will be happening at 7pm on Wednesday January 10th! You can only enjoy this event if you are a member of my Stampin4fun with Gen Facebook group.  If you're not in the group, you won't be able to see the posts! Check out the  the group here



Thanks for dropping in!





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