Sunday, August 31, 2014

Newborn king swap?

Having the opportunity to go to Founders Circle is a great honor. I can't wait to go. I must swap of course. The problem is coming up with a quality and original swap card; one that I would be proud to swap with the top demonstrators in the nation. Nope. No stress. No stress at all. To see my process last year, read this post here.
What's in my favour is that this is my second time attending founders and I have learned that the swap cards don't have to be completely over the top. Basic and beautiful is fine too. Whew. In addition, I noticed this year that I have learned how to stamp my own creations.  Shocking.  I've been a demonstrator for 7 years and now I can sometimes create a card that isn't ugly FROM MY OWN BRAIN!

So here is my first attempt at something. It is using the Newborn King stamp set from the holiday catalogue.
I had fun playing with the blendabilities markers.  I liked this card a lot but considering all the stress I went through last year designing a swap card, I felt I should at least make another attempt.  Check back tomorrow night to see what I designed!
Don't forget, holiday catalogue is now live!  Shop and browse on my online store!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Free stamp set!

Want a free stamp set? Just host a qualifying party and get the good greetings stamp set free. 
This is a must have set. Sweet sentiments and sweet font in just the right size. Here's a card using the set. 



Like free stuff? Then don't miss the amazing deal ending today. Choose $190 of product for only $125 no tax, no shipping. Read all the details here. 
Do it for the savings, for the earnings, or just for the fun of it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stamping time for me!

Life has been full! Our family returned from a summer service project in Thunder Bay and then I dove right into the August session of Kids Can Craft Camp!
Those experiences were great but I admit that every now and then I would glance longingly at a big box of preorder holiday product that I had no time to play with. 
Once kids camp was over, (and I got some sleep) I made time to sit down in the craft cave and create. 
Here's a couple of creations:
This card uses the Seasonally Scattered stamp set. I just inked the stamp up with tangerine tango and crushed curry markers and stamped onto the white notecard. A few gold sequins and gold twine finished it up. Simple makes me happy!

This card uses a beautiful soon to be released set called For All Things.  This stamp set co-ordinaries with the Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

What a relief to finally have some time to myself for some stampin therapy.
Hope you get some time for some stampin therapy too!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Best Deal just got Better!

Enjoy More Stampin4 Fun with Team S.T.I.C !
When you purchase the starter kit from me, you enjoy many perks. 

·        Monthly $5 stamping nights with raffle draws, technique demonstrations, and swapping

·         Minimum 20% discount on all stamping supplies and products all the time

·         Opportunity to earn extra $$$

·         Exclusive Facebook group for friendship and stamping inspiration

·         Exclusive website full of stamping samples

·         Business training and support if you wish

·         Creative challenges with prizes

·         And more…!
Purchasing the starter kit is the BEST DEAL and there is no risk…just benefits!


Guess what?!  The starter kit is on sale for only one week!   (ends Aug. 28). You get to choose $190 worth of product for only $125 NO TAX, NO SHIPPING!

Click HERE to get started! 

Here's one of the cards we made at our last monthly stamping night.  It uses a not yet released stamp set called For All Things and beautiful Color Me Autumn DSP.  


Here's an example of the fun: we had hand clappers to applaud each other.  It was a hoot!

If you have fun stamping, I would encourage you to have more fun by purchasing the starter kit today while it's on sale! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Deals, Deals, Deals...

So many deals going on right now it can be a little hard to keep track.  I have the personality that HATES missing a deal so I want to make sure you are in the know.

Buy a Big Shot and get a Bundle FREE!  (or, already own a big shot, get a bundle for 15% off)


Here's how it works: Just for this month, Stampin' Up! has put together some really great bundles of stamp set plus matching framelits. If you buy a big shot, you choose one of these bundles for FREE!  (that's like a $60 value for the woodmount sets).  If you already own a big shot, then buy any of these bundles at 15% off!  These bundles leave at the end of the month.

Bright and Beautiful Stamp set and Stars Framelits  (this stamp set is from the soon to be released holiday catalogue)

Day of Celebration Stamp set and Chalk Talk framelits

Daydream Medallions Stamp set and Floral Collection Framelits

Oh My Goodies Stamp Set and Deco Label Framelits

Sumthin' Sumthin' stamp set and Word Bubble Framelits

Check out the flyer for the Big Shot and Bundle deal HERE

Go ahead and take advantage of this deal by contacting me or shopping on my Online Store
Remember this deal ends August 31st!  Hurry!

Half Price on the first two months for new  paper pumpkin subscribers

Use the code: HALFOFF2 when on the Paper Pumpkin website or contact me and I will make sure to get you signed up.  I love My Paper Pumpkin.  I like to call it my class in a box.  It includes stamps, ink, embellishments...everything you need to make the projects of the month. 
I notice that they have really pumped up the value of what is in the kits.  Check out the July Kit HERE 
and see what the August kit was in this video.


I love receiving my monthly creative escape.  It makes creating so easy and it's in a box so take it with you on your next road trip, doctor's office visit or anywhere...
Contact me to start receiving your crafting escape today!  Or go to the website: www.mypaperpumpkin.com
Make sure you click on canada and choose me as your demonstrator! 

Believe it or not, there are more deals but this blog post is long enough...stay tuned for more news.  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weekly deal

I have so many exciting things to share! More blog posts to share next week. In the meantime, check out these weekly deals!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The big 13

My son turned 13 last week. We are not Jewish but I have always loved the idea of having a ceremony like a bar mitzvah to share with the young man that he is growing into a man and the responsibilities that come with growing up. 
My husband and I decided to make some of his gifts themed around our Christian faith such as the Action Bible which has the bible stories in comic book format. 
The great thing about handmade cards is that I can make the how I want. Here's the card I made him. I used the kinda eclectic stamp set and that new faith based stamp set (name currently escapes me) and remembering your birthday. 
On the inside I used the yippee skippee stamp set and banner banter set. We wanted to remind our son that as he grows up he is never alone.