Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Get Inspiration for all your occasions in 2019

I can't believe we are well into December and Christmas will be here before we know it!

A new year always catches me by surprise.  It's like I'm focused on getting ready for Christmas and then...BOOM it's 2019!

Don't let your 2019 occasions catch you off guard

Come out to the January Stamp Camp and get a stack of 10 cards DONE!

All the cards will use new product from the upcoming Occasions catalogue.  This catalogue covers occasions like birthdays, mothers day, father's day, Valentines day, Easter and more!

Be prepared for 2019 by stamping a stack of cards AND have fun doing it!

I prepare all the supplies and give lots of inspiration.

The morning Stamp Camp is completely full so I've opened up another session on January 19th at 3:30pm

Here's the details:
Date: Saturday January 19th
Time: 3:30 pm
Cost: $50 ($5 discount for Stampin4fun club members and Team S.T.I.C.)
What is included:

  • Supplies to make 10 different cards using brand new Occasions catalogue products
  • Goodie bag of product valued at over $20
  • Snacks
  • lots of eye-catching samples and inspiration
  • chance to win some great, new raffle prizes! 

In case you are wanting to do some crafting for Valentines day in December, here's a little inspiration for you.  It was actually a project I displayed at the fall stamp camp using the Takeout Treats die and Beautiful Blizzard Stamp set (both are retiring so grab them before they are gone!) 

Don't get caught unprepared for your upcoming occasions!  Let me help make it easy for you! 

Thanks for dropping in! 

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Year End Closeout Time!

It's almost the end of 2018!! It is time to say farewell to some favourite holiday catalogue items so we can make room to welcome the new Spring catalogue products!

Now is the time to get things before they are gone for good!

The sweet and nostalgic Alpine Adventures Stamp set is just one of the stamps leaving. 

Here's a few samples using that set

And here's a swap card I received from Alison Solven.  I love the layout of this card and the combination of the balmy blue and night of navy colours. 

Make sure to head to my online store and view all the retiring items and year end discounted items. 

Shop now before they are gone for good! 

Thanks for dropping in! 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Thank you!

I am so grateful for this stamping business.  It was never my life plan or goal to have a stamping business...or any kind of business at all in fact.

I have no regrets on where this stamping journey has taken me.

This journey is only possible because of those who have taken the time to stamp with me!

I am grateful for you!

That's why I am having a Customer Appreciation Event.

If you have shopped with me in the past year, please mark your calendar and plan to attend my annual Customer Appreciation Event.

It is on January 2nd.

Here's the details:

Jan 02 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM  (Eastern)
It's time for my Annual customer appreciation Event.  This is a free event to anyone who has shopped with me this past year.  Come enjoy some eats and treats and be the first to stamp with the new occasions catalogue and saleabration goodies. 

My buy one get one sale table will be set up! 
I'll have hundreds of dollars of merchandise for sale! 

FREE for customers this past year
$10 for adult guests
Drop in style at my home  RSVP required

Thank you again for supporting my business and making time to enjoy stamping with me! 
I hope to see you on January 2nd.  Don't forget to RSVP! 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A great gift idea

Now here is a cute gift idea!

This was one of the swaps I received on the Alaska cruise.  I can't find the name of the demonstrator who created it but I love it. Please let me know if you know who created it!

It uses the products from the Tea Room Suite

Inside the tin are three adorable love note sized cards

I feel at this time of year when you are looking for great gift ideas, a decorated tin is  perfectly sweet and economical.  

I hope this post inspires you to create some lovely handmade gifts this season. 

Thanks for dropping in!
The supply list is below.  Just click on any of the images to take you to my online store. 

Product List

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Santa can deliver creativity!

Still trying to get gifts for the loved ones on your list?

Don't forget about Paper Pumpkin!

Why not order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription for your loved one and they can get a creativity surprise delivered right to their door! 

Check out how easy it is to create paper pumpkin projects by viewing this video from last month's kit: 

This is a perfect all-inclusive gift for adults and children!

Contact me to get the ball rolling on this great gift idea or order it on my online store here.

Thanks for dropping in today!
Happy holiday shopping!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Words of Affirmation

Last week hubby and I went to a marriage seminar.  The speaker was Dr. Gary Chapman, a counselor, pastor and author from North Carolina.  The things we learned from the seminar could be applied not just to our marriage but to our other relationships as well!

Dr. Chapman wrote a book called The Five Love Languages.  It was something I had read years ago.  The general idea is that people have different love languages and relationships can be strengthened if you understand each other's love language.  I believe the 5 languages are: Physical 'touch, Words of Affirmation, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Quality Time.

The seminar was a good reminder that although I can wholeheartedly love someone, they may not feel my love simply because I am not expressing it in a way that is understood by them.

There is a simple survey that people can fill out to find out their love language.  After the seminar, I came home and asked my kids to fill out the survey.

I pegged my youngest right away.  He is always asking for hugs and snuggles and cuddles so I knew physical touch was his primary love language.

I was more in the dark about the other two kids and I think it's harder when they are teenagers since they are trying to be grown up and act that they don't need parents at all. (insert rolling eyes here)

Survey results from both of the older kids showed Words of Affirmation as their primary love language so I'm trying to be more intentional about sharing positive words with them.

Last week my oldest had his driving exam so right before he left for school I thought I should quickly write a note to encourage him.

Here's what I made.  It probably took 5 minutes because I was madly trying to give it to him before he left the house.  That's why the stamping looks a bit sketchy.  :-)
Thank goodness for circle punches.  They make everything easy.

My son said thank you and threw it on his desk before he left for school.  I have no idea if he even read it!
Anyway, he did pass his driving test!

When was the last time you made a card to share some words of affirmation with a friend or family members?

Nothing beats the handmade touch if you ask me!

Thanks for dropping in today! I've pasted the supply list below.  Clicking on any of the images shold take you to my online store.

Product List

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Last Chance on Snowflake Showcase!

The exclusive Snowflake Showcase Suite is almost gone!

See the products from the suite HERE

I thought I would share two final samples before this suite is gone!

Here's a card I cased from Rachel Tessman

and here is a swap card I received from a demonstrator named Claudette Gagne

The best part about this card is there shimmer all over the card.  Some frost white shimmer paint with alcohol in a spritzer is what does the trick.  I don't know if you can see the shimmer in the photo. 

Remember this is a November only offering! Hurry and check out the items in this suite before they are gone forever!