Monday, June 26, 2017

Father's Day gifts

Here's a belated post showing what I made for Kevin for Father's day.  Since I wasn't home for Father's day (I had taken off to Kansas...) I really wanted to make sure to show my appreciation to him before I left.

It was also an excuse to play with my new stamping supplies!  :-)

Here is the father's day card I made for him using the Mediterranean moments stamp set, the new post script background and Teeny Tiny wishes.  (supply list below.  click on any of the images to take you to my online store)
Maybe this image doesn't seem very masculine but I thought it was a good choice for Kevin because he has a red scooter like in the stamp!

Here's an old picture of us on his red scooter.  Kevin can never turn down a bargain even if the bargain is an item that he wasn't needing in the first place.
I believe the story with this scooter is that someone was giving it away free because it was broken.  Free is my husband's favourite price so he took the scooter.  He tried to fix it up.  It now kind of works but the battery is a bit iffy.  I believe I have seen him riding it and needing to add some foot propulsion power.  My husband with his antics makes me smile.  That's why I had to use the Mediterranean moments stamp for his card.

Here is the gift I bought him.  I figured he can wear these crazy socks since he's kind of a crazy guy.

I felt that I also needed to make some gift packaging for those fine socks so I whipped up a gift bag using the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer series paper and matching stickers. (Here's a video on how I made the gift bag)

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Hello Friends!  For today's Watch it Wednesday video I thought I would share a video that gives some instruction and information about the 3D textured embossing folders.

These thicker embossing folders definitely produce a more dramatic embossed effect.

If you haven't played with these folders, come on out to my next Sweet and Simple card class on Wednesday June 28th!  One of the cards we are making uses the new Layered Leaves folder.

Here's a sneak peek!

See how the layered leaves embossed background just pops!!

Come on out to my special New Catalogue Kick off Sweet and Simple Card class with BOGO sale on June 28th.  RSVP today! 

You can also see all the special Dynamic Textured embossing folders on my online store

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Craft and Chat

Don't forget...this Sunday is the last Craft and Chat session!  RSVP today! 

If you need more time to work on your happy crafts, make sure to come out to the Ladies Retreat Weekend! The fall retreat will be the weekend of October 27th and there's only 3 spots left!!!

The fall retreat is always popular because it is the perfect time to work on the Christmas cards and gifts!

Contact me today to find out more or register for the Ladies Retreat Weekend

Monday, June 19, 2017

A visit to Kansas

Hello from Kansas!  My Stampin' Up! journey has been filled with so many experiences and some of the most special memories are around friendships.
I first met my friend Linda at a Stampin' Up! convention where a mutual friend linked us up as roommates.
Linda is always smiling and positive.  She has been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for a long time so I always saw her as my Stampin' mama. She knew the way to all the restaurants in Salt Lake city, she's always cheered me on in my Stampin' Up! journey and she always listens to me when I need to talk stamping or anything else.

You can see a picture of Linda when we first met in 2011 at this blog post HERE

Linda picked me up from the airport and took me straight to dinner at her favourite Mexican restaurant.  ( stampin' mama knows that I LOVE mexican food!)

We are keeping it pretty low key while I'm here. I just wanted to visit and see her life which means I got to watch her care for her horses and go to church with her and just normal things like that.  

Linda lives in a small town called Louisburg.  The happening place here is a little shack called Cool Cats where they sell Shaved Ice in all kinds of marvelous flavours.  
I picked a grape/lemonade combo flavour. 

Of course I brought Linda a souvenir from home.  I know darn well she is a Kansas City Royals ball fan but I figured she is honourary Canadian when she is with me so matching Blue Jay hats seemed like a fun gift.

Of course my visit included a tour of her stamping area. I had a great time looking through all her card samples and of course stamped some cards since she still had her card class bins out from the class the night before.
This card caught my eye (sorry for the bad photo)
I thought it was so fun and perfect for summer!
I loved how the sentiment was debossed and the geometric stamps from the Happy Celebrations stamp set was stamped on top!
Of course it's using product I don't own so now I need to place an order! (supply list below. Note I think the card uses the retired watermelon wonder colour but I think it would look just as cute with calypso coral)
I hope this post encourages you to treasure your friendships and enjoy some stamping!
Thanks for dropping in and head to my online store to shop or browse!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Sizzlin Summer Time!

It's that time of year again where you can earn raffle tickets for great prizes just by Shopping, Stamping and Sharing!

In case this is your first summer with me, here's how it works:

I invest in some great, Stampin Up! product.
You can earn raffle tickets for these great products.

1 ticket for each class you attend
1 ticket for every $30 order
2 tickets for every new guest you bring to class
5 tickets for hosting a private class

This Gen Stampin4fun special offer runs from June 19-September 8th

After September 8th I will do the raffle and announce the winners!

It's that easy!
Everyone can get tickets this summer!

Why don't you start by coming out to the next Sweet and Simple Card class on Wednesday June 28th?   RSVP HERE
Don't worry if you can't make it.  You can take the cards to go!  Just place a minimum $40 order on my online store and let me know you want the Take it to go version of the class!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Spring stamp camp 2017

We had a fantastic time at the recent stamp camp!  The votes are in and the new catalogue is beautiful!
Even more beautiful are the cards we made together.
Even more beautiful than the cards was the laughter and smiles all day!

We stamped 10 different cards.
We ate a delicious lunch!
We watched stamping demonstrations and some people won some amazing prizes!
One lucky winner walked off with a brand new Big Shot Die Cutting machine!

It was a great escapism from the stress of everyday life!

Here's a few of the cards we made (thanks to my friends and fellow demos Ronda W and Sandy C who gave me inspiration for a couple of the cards)

For today's watch it Wednesday please enjoy some photos from the day that I compiled into a little video.

Don't miss out on the fall Stamp Camp on Saturday September 23rd  where we will be stamping with goodies from the Stampin' Up! holiday catalogue!  It's not too early to prepare for the fall and winter holidays!

Register today because we are already more than half full!