Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Feeling pretty special

Just had to share some special cards I received the past little while. 
I can't remember if I shared this one yet...This one was a thank you card from Shelli gardener CEO of stampin up. She was thanking me for my service on the past advisory board. I love all the little details in this card!
Guess what? It's my 7 year stampaversary! I can't believe I've been a demonstrator for 7 years! (No sign of stopping yet!)
Check out this card I got from Stampin Up Canada! 

I guess right now I'm feeling pretty special. :) who can you send a card to and help someone feel great? Don't know how to get started making cards? 
Come visit me at one of my classes soon!

Happy times at the Ladies Retreat Weekend

What an exciting weekend! We just completed another great Ladies Retreat Weekend.
I run this relaxing, fun weekend with a girlfriend. Anyone who wants a break from the stresses of life is welcome to attend and work on whatever they would like: stamping, scrapbooking, knitting, reading. An awesome swag bag and delicious meals are included.  This time we even had an optional Christmas card class that people could sign up for.
It was another great weekend.  Consider coming to our next Ladies Retreat Weekend scheduled for April 10th.
As an unexpected surprise, the hotel manager called and said that he would give us a larger room with large windows.  The natural light was a real treat.

Included in the retreat were little handmade gifts.  (the pouch held flavoured hot chocolate)
Did I mention the yummy food?

This great weekend is only possible because of the helping hands of my partner and fellow demonstrator, Julie and of course all the wonderful ladies who came out!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For the Fun of It...

You may have heard me say "Become an associate with Stampin' Up! for the savings, the earnings or just for the fun of it."  I really believe it.  Buying the stampin up starter kit is the best deal ever PLUS you get the chance for more than a deal.  You choose: savings? earnings? fun? All of the above?  The Stampin' Up! experience is perfect for you no matter which you choose or want.
I want to take a moment to focus on the fun aspect.
I like to have quarterly dinners called "diva dinners"  We just had one this past Friday.  It was fun!!!
Here's one of the make n takes using the Endless Wishes stamp set.  This card was so fast and easy and cute!
Want to make it yourself?  Check out the supply list or shop online by clicking on any of the images:

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Here's some of the diva's visiting and enjoying the company.  We have a great gang! (who all love to stamp!)

Guess what?  When you buy the starter kit this month, you get to pick a pack of designer series paper free each month for 6 months!
Yup.  That's fun!
What are you waiting for?  Get started now!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thankful today and everyday!

Love that thanksgiving weekend is a reason to slow down and reflect on the blessings in life.
To be honest, I love to do that regularly, not just once a year.  It's rejuvenating to count our blessings so to speak.
One of the biggest blessings in my life is my family.  They bring so much growth and love in my life.  We enjoyed a fun thanksgiving dinner today with my brother and his family.  We even got a chance to take the kids to the park.  The colours on the tree were stunning.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to do a segment on Rogers Daytime.  Preparing for the segment gave me an opportunity to play with the Gratitude for Days Kit.  I saw it in the catalogue and thought it was a neat idea but it was totally different and enlightening playing and putting the kit together.  It's an easy kit and I love the idea that I can have my family journal their thankful thoughts. I don't care that thanksgiving is almost over.  We can still journal a thankful thought or experience everyday. As I said, thankfulness should not be reserved just for thanksgiving weekend!
Here's the link to watch the tv segment.  Hope it inspires you to do some crafting! Why not make something that means something?
Here's a close up of some of the items I had on display for the TV segment.

Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit, stamped with the Gratitude for Days stamp set.

The tag is the Merry Everything Stamp set with the co-ordinating note tag punch.

A candle that I decorated with the For All Things Stamp set.

A pretty card that I CASE'd from my friend and fellow demonstrator Lisa Curcio.
It involves the "kissing" technique.  We made it at our last club/technique class night. 

Inspired?  Shop now on my online store.  Click on any of the images below to take you right to my store! 

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lovely Shadow Stamping

I love my monthly technique class (1st monday of the month)  because it stretches me to do more than the ordinary.  Someone had asked to learn about the stamp a ma jig so I came up with this card to showcase the stamp a ma jig but it showed so much more.
Here's the techniques we used on this card:
shadow stamping, heat embossing, masking, sponging and tearing.

Here's a close up of the shadow stamping effect.  I also used the gorgeous grunge stamp set to stamp some subtle snow.

I hope you will come out to technique class soon and consider joining club so you can get exclusive club member perks! 

The sentiment comes from the Good Greetings set.  It's an exclusive set you can get just for hosting a qualifying party in October or placing a minimum order amount.  Last couple weeks on this cute greetings set!

Here's a video on making this card.  It bugs me that the video is a tad blurry.  I had a hard time with the camera today.  Sorry.  I'm learning!  

Here's the supply list.  Click on an image to take you to my online store!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up! is Easy!

Have I mentioned that I am IN LOVE with the Project Life by Stampin' Up! products?  It took me a little while to play and feel comfortable.  It's not that it's complicated.  In fact what tripped me up was that the system was so stinkin' easy that I thought I must be missing something.
Do you have a desire to get your pictures in an album so that you can enjoy the memories for years to come but you don't have any desire or time to scrapbook or fuss with paper layouts?
Project Life by Stampin' Up! is for you!  It's for me!  It's for anyone with pictures.
I am so HAPPY that it's so easy!
Please invite me to come and do an album in an evening class with you and your friends.  You won't believe how easy it is and you'll have the satisfaction of putting those pictures somewhere other than a shoebox or stuck on your computer.  The cost is just $40 and includes your choice of card collection.
Here are the card collections to choose from.  Just click on the pictures to take you to my online store and you can see the images closer.
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Last day to stock up and save!

Dont miss it! Last day to save on cardstock packs, inks and envelopes and select stamp sets!
Don't miss it!
Here's a card using the choose happiness stamp set. 20% off only today!