Friday, April 18, 2014

Weekly deal and FREE SHIPPING!

Yup!  You read it right!  Free shipping on everything!  No minimum order!  Starts April 21st, the same day that the retiring list is released.  So get ready, save my online store on your computer and don't miss any of the retiring stamps and accessories (rasberry ripple ink refill is already sold out).  Remember clearance and retiring items are only while supplies last.
Shop on my online store for fastest service, free shipping and direct delivery to you!
Use hostess code: 2QWAYSY3 to get a FREE class pass from me with any online order of at least $30.

Also don't forget to check out these weekly deals that end on Monday.

As timing would have it, I was playing with my Venetian Romance paper last week and look, now it's on sale! .  Here's what I created:

Monday is almost here!  Start studying to see what you need to get!  Free shipping and knowing what's retiring so you can get your favourites before they are gone...A perfect combination!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Crafting with Rogers Daytime

Another fun TV segment.  Prior to my actual segment, they had a short blurb before the commercial break so I included that for your viewing pleasure too.  :-)

And here's the actual video. The celebrations kit in the spring catalogue is actually amazing.  It is full of so many elements that make your spring crafts cute and color co-ordinated.

The video picture is kind of washed out so here's a close up of the basket.  (I made it with the envelope punch board)

And while we're on the topic of Easter crafting, I may as well show you what I made for my kids for Easter.  This is a twist on the standard twisty treat craft.  I just used the fringe scissors to make a little topper so it looks like a carrot.  ( I embossed the tangerine tango cardstock with the fancy fan embossing folder)

Then I put it in the tag a box (yes, stampin' up sells gift packaging boxes too!)

then more candy and a ribbon!  Hope this helps inspire your crafting this weekend!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life and Stampin' Up!

I scrapbook simply because life is amazing but it goes at such a fast pace it's hard to remember it all.  I want to preserve those memories to enjoy them over and over again.  That's why I run my monthly Memories Matter Class where we make 3 12X12 scrapbook pages each month.  Check out a couple of the past layouts HERE and HERE.
I used to occasionally do a scrapbook in an evening class but since Stampin' Up! discontinued their Simply Scrappin Kits and their scrapbook albums I was a bit stumped as to what I should do.  In fact I just bought a bunch of mini scrapbook albums off the Stampin' Up! clearance rack so that I could run another scrapbook in an evening night. I should have known Stampin' Up! wouldn't discontinue scrapbooks without something better up their sleeve.
Today they made this amazing announcement.  Check out the video.  Project Life is an established, popular and well known scrapbooking system that is perfect not just for scrapbookers but for anyone who feels too busy to scrapbook. Take this popular system and marry it with Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colours, design and co-ordinating products and you've got a winning combination.  I can't stand it I'm so excited...can you tell?!  As a demonstrator, I get to preorder these great new products and play with them first.  It's a fabulous time to be a demonstrator.  If you want to get your hands on the new Project Life products Join the Fun today otherwise, just stay tuned to see what I create and what classes I'll be offering...
Just think, a super simple way to scrapbook your vacation memories, baby memories, special occasions.  Yes!  You can do it with me, Stampin' Up! and Project Life. Woot!  Woot! These products go live May 1st.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ladies Retreat Weekend Recap

Just returned from the first Ladies Retreat Weekend.  I loved it!  I admit that I was a little nervous about running a weekend crafting retreat.  It's not a small affair and I know it is an investment for everyone that comes so I wanted to make it as wonderful as possible. I've also heard that there is a special brand of fun and friendship that happens on weekend retreats and I wanted to foster that so why not give it a try?  For those that weren't able to make it, here's some quick pictures to give you a taste of the weekend.
The focus of the weekend was pampering and relaxation.
Let's start with the goodie bag waiting for each lady when they arrived.
Here's a close up of the tag.  I used the retro fresh journal tags, some champagne glimmer paper and the yippee skippee stamp set.

Here's a sample of one of the make n takes. The retro fresh journal tags are great for cards.

Here's a sample of the fun.  We had some crazy props just to get us in the mood of escapism from the stress of everyday life. 

Here's a sample of the food. YUMMMMM, the food.   All I can say about the food is that it was phenomenal and there sure was a lot of it.  This is just one of the snacks.  Proscuitto and cantalope.

The hotel staff were wonderful at catering to our needs so here's some little gifts I made for them.  Just a little goodie bag with some handmade cards and treats.
I don't have pictures of all the pillow gifts, the paraffin hand wax treatments, the chocolate, the raffles prizes and the other special pampering touches we had throughout the weekend. I guess I was too busy chatting and finishing my scrapbook (yea!  another My Digital Studio digital scrapbook ready for the printer!)

Overall I would say that the first Ladies Retreat Weekend was a big hit.  The women were all asking when we're doing the next one...We've picked the date of October 17th.  I'm just waiting for the hotel to confirm but with the awesome first experience, there will definitely be another weekend retreat in our future!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kids CAN Craft and Camp!

It's always exciting to craft with little ones. Here's the craft sample I made for them at a recent Kids can craft class.  It's a corner bookmark.  It's supposed to be a frog.
When you craft with kids they always take the sample and make it better!  They make it their own unique creation.  See, here's my daughter's creation. I think the eyelashes make it!

Because of the great fun and creativity that kids display, I can't help but want to run another Kids Can Craft Camp this summer.  Here's the details and I hope you will register your child for one or both sessions! It's sure to be a great time!  Register early to get the early bird rate!  Also, refer a new camper and get a discount on your camp fee!

KIDS CAN CRAFT CAMP:  9am-12 noon
Camp sessions: July 7-11 and Aug. 18-22
Come join us at the 2014 Kids Can Craft Camp for children ages 6 to 14.  Both boys & girls are welcome.  Parents do not need to attend the sessions. 
Each day covers a different stamp/craft project and builds on the day before.
Projects include:
  • Fun and Fancy Greeting Cards
  • Mini-Scrapbook to journal your summer memories
  • Treat containers (treats included!)
....and so much more!

 Camp fee includes all supplies, a swag bag full of crafting supplies valued at $50, games, lots of laughing and fun!

Your instructors:  Genevieve Ko and Zahra Premji
Both Genevieve and Zahra live in Markham and love crafting but also wear the hats of mother, occupational therapist, wife and Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Despite busy schedules, we love to share the joy of crafting with others and hope to see your kids at our summer kids camp!
Registration Information:
Fee:    $145 per child/session if registered and paid by May 31st
          $160 per child/session after May 31st
Registration Deadline: June 20th
Registration is confirmed once payment has been made
Contact or with any questions or for further information.
*For the camp to run, a minimum number of attendees are required so share with a friend!
*When you refer a new camp participant, you receive a $10 discount on your camp fee!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Petite Petals meets Everything Eleanor

Just wanted to share a swap card I made.  It just speaks spring to me!  Sweet and simple with a pop of Strawberry Slush color!  Stampin' Up! stamps, ink and co-ordinating accessories make crafting easy.  Shop now on my online store!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Fringe Scissors

For those of you who didn't get to see my first ever stampin' video, here it is!  I used it as part of my first online party which I did on facebook.  It was crazy fun (or funny) I'm not sure. :)
Anyway, enjoy my video that highlights the fringe scissors.