Friday, February 17, 2017

Disney Fanatic things

As many of you know our family loves to go to Disney world. It's been a bit of a tradition as we've gone every summer for the past few years.

Here's a few photos from our past trips and check out my I love Disney post HERE

Well its that time of year again.  We've had our disney package for 2017 booked since before we left Disney last summer but this week was the magic 180 days to go mark...
It's at the 180 day mark that you are allowed to book dining reservations.  For us, dining at Disney is part of the whole trip experience so I studied up and made up a schedule of where we wanted to eat and when.
I woke up at 5:50am so that I would be at my computer and ready to reserve as soon as the system went live at 6am.

I know it sounds crazy but doing all these preparations ahead of time makes the vacation that much more fun!
We've got our dining favourites like Chef Mickey where we have a buffet dinner while visiting with Mickey, Minnie, goofy and Donald Duck. But we also like to try something new each time.  This summer we are going to try an Africa restaurant called Sanaa where you can dine while watching animals roam in the Animal Kingdom savanna.
I'm happy to report that waking up early has its benefits.  I've now reserved seats for our family at all the restaurants we wanted and got the times we wanted.  (as opposed to eating dinner at 9pm or lunch at 3pm!)

Being a part of Stampin' Up! has given me so much more opportunity to travel.  My friend and Team S.T.I.C girl Kathy shared this image on my facebook page because she knows me...yup, pretty much sums up my thoughts on travel.

The Stampin' Up! experience can help you save money, earn money AND be a part of a very fun and supportive community.  Now is the perfect time to grab the Stampin' Up! starter kit.
First of all, the kit is the BEST deal!  You choose $165 worth of product (whatever you want) but you pay only $135 no tax no shipping.  PLUS during saleabration (ends March 31) you get two free stamp sets of any value added on.

Check out the information HERE and join the fun today for the savings, the earnings and the fun community!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Same Stamp Set, Different colours!

For today's watch it Wednesday video I thought I would share this fun video from Shannon West.  She shows how fun it is to make a card using the colours in a particular suite and then changing it up to different colours to give a totally different look.

The first example she gives is using the Cool Treats Suite in the Occasions Catalogue.  I am all about following the colours showcased in the catalogue so here's my card.  Those of you who came to stamp camp will recognize it!  (check out the supply list below)

Have fun watching the video and seeing the samples that Shannon shows.

Thanks for dropping in!  Don't forget to browse my online store and take advantage of Saleabration!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Mental Health Membership

You know how people set new year resolutions to go to the gym and be more physically fit? People will pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars to become a gym member for the opportunity to use different work out equipment and to be able to go regularly to the gym.

I've had different gym memberships in my life but all my gym experiences have never been as fun as Gen Stampin4fun club membership.

Stampin4fun club membership is like joining a gym...but for your mental health!
Just think, each month you get to come and stamp and play with all my tools, stamps and embellishments.
You don't have to stress because I have all the cards designed and paper is precut for you.
You'll always walk away with some beautiful, card creations, PLUS you get all these special club member perks like:
birthday month discount,
free product (starts at $20 but can go up to $100)
stamp camp discount
monthly tutorials emailed directly to you
and more!!

What is the membership fee you ask?  A 10 month membership is only a minimum $30 order each month.  That's it!  It's easy to fulfill the membership because there's always basics you need to buy (like adhesive and cardstock) but also with the monthly classes, you'll learn to use new products so you know how to use some tools.

Here's one of the fancy cards the club girls made last month.  This card was inspired by another demonstrator Debbie H.  I changed up the shaker filler and changed up the colours a bit.
Wouldn't you love to go home with fancy cards like this?
Become a Stampin4fun club member and start enjoying the perks today!
Contact me to get started!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Inspiration from Creating for Christ

This past Saturday was such a great day!  We had the Creating for Christ event.  We learned from one another, created some lovely projects and enjoyed a yummy dinner together.  Here's some photos.

I thought I would highlight this card as today's Mojo Monday card.  It was one of the make n take projects at the event.  We all need a card to send to a friend that is going through a rough time and I like to have one on hand to mail out when needed.

It uses the beautiful Strength and Prayers Stamp set.  I stamped the dove in Marina Mist (inspired by Jackie Bolhuis) and placed the simple sentiment on top in basic black.
To give some interest in the background I used the free Delicate Details stamp set (an exclusive saleabration stamp) and just a touch of the metallic silver ribbon (also an exclusive saleabration freebie)  If you haven't snatched up your saleabration freebies yet, make sure to shop on my online store.  You get a freebie for every $60 order!

We enjoyed a time of worship together by singing some songs.  Even if we didn't know the songs, we could listen to the lyrics and soak in the meaning of the song.  We were blessed with the talented vocals and piano playing of Michelle White and my husband Kevin played guitar in the beginning with her as well.
Our simple singing and instruments warmed my heart and reminded me that simple can be powerful.

There were about 14 ladies and the size was just right.  Our group was small enough that we could sit in a semi circle which was very conducive to sharing and developing friendships.

After some sharing and song, we dove into the stamping.  Some of the ladies who came had never stamped before.  They were very excited to see how easy it was to create something beautiful and meaningful.  Team S.T.I.C girl Marian had decorated the tables beautifully to add to the special atmosphere.

The theme of the day was Sabbath rest.  I really felt it was a theme that every woman could relate to since our lives always seem to be so busy.  We get so busy we think sabbath rest is a luxury we can't afford.  We forget that we are commanded by God to rest regularly.
I designed the make n takes to be projects that related to the theme of rest and reflection.
Here is a frame: The sentiment comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set.

We also decorated a journal.

So that's a brief recap of the Creating for Christ event.  I could tell the ladies loved the they were saying goodbye to one another, they were saying things like "see you here next year" and I've already received text messages and emails letting me know how timely and appropriate the message and event was in their life. 

I feel so so blessed to be able to take my stamping hobby and use it to bring joy and refreshment to other women.  Thank you for dropping in! 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Funky Chicken

I think this year's saleabration options are great!  Free is my favourite price so a free goodie with every $60 order is already awesome but to have saleabration options that are functional and cute just sweetens the pot!

To view all the saleabration options this year, view the catalogue HERE

I'm not going to lie.  The Hey Chick stamp set was my favourite from the beginning and it's STILL my favourite.  It's because of this crazy chicken.

His hair is the best.  Actually why am I saying the chicken is a boy?  Let's say HER hair is the best.
Don't you have funky hair days yourself?

I love the funky chicken.

Don't miss out on getting your very own funky chicken simply by placing a $60 order today.  Just head to my online store! 

This card also uses another saleabration goodie: the carried away designer series paper.  When you place a $120 order, you get to choose two saleabration freebies.  Yes, saleabration is just that awesome.  Don't miss out and have fun stamping your own funky chicken cards!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Any Occasion Stamp Set

Today's Watch it Wednesday video highlights another fun saleabration freebie: the Any Occasion Stamp Set.

This stamp set has so many cute little pieces for any occasion!  (hence the name!)

Enjoy this week's Watch it Wednesday video and feel free to head to my online store to browse!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp a Stack

Spring is coming...I know it.  I am anticipating spring for many reasons.  First I dislike winter intensely.  I feel cold all the time.  I could be in my house wearing two sweaters and I still feel cold.  I blame this discomfort directly on the winter season and believe this discomfort will improve with the arrival of spring.

Second, I'm anticipating spring because of all the exciting adventures coming this March I'll have some time with the kids during March break and in April I'll be heading off to the stamping event in Calgary and in May a girlfriend and I are going off the Scotland for vacation.

I can't wait for spring!

While I am waiting for spring, I thought it would be fun to offer a class that helps me think about spring.  The dragonfly dreams stamp set in the occasions catalogue has been a super popular item so I am doing a class showcasing this set.

It's a great value!  You make 8 cards in one class and get to take the stamp set home!
Don't worry if you already own the stamp set, you can still sign up for the class and substitute another stamp set of your choice.

Pick your option:

Option A: Come to the class on Thursday February 23rd at 6:30.  Make 8 cards and take the stamp set home. $40

Option B: Come to the class on Thursday February 23rd at 6:30.  Make 8 cards and take the stamp set and matching thinlits home.  $80 PLUS choose a saleabration freebie of your choice!

Option C: Take it to go: receive the photographs, stamp set, cut cardstock pieces and embellishments to create the cards on your own time (use your own inks).  Pick up from me is $40 (or $80 if you want the matching thinlits as well).  Delivered to your door?  Add $10.

RSVP HERE and I'll contact you for payment and to confirm your option choice.  Registration deadline is February 9th!

Just think: you'll have 8 beautiful handmade cards to send and brighten someone's day! Register today!