Friday, December 9, 2016

Delightful Things

I'm still continuing with my weekly Sabbath rest journey.  It started this week by enjoying the holiday concert at my son's school.
Holiday music concerts in high school are a much better quality than elementary school music concerts!
I enjoyed all the performances but of course this proud mama was most pleased with the grade 10 symphonic band and a particular clarinet player in the second row.  :-)


The next delightful experience was making my preorder from the new spring catalogue.  (sorry, if you're not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator you can't order from it yet but you can learn all about the fun of the Stampin' Up! family HERE)
Do you see all those post it notes?
Now you might think preordering from the catalogue is work and should not be done on sabbath.
I pondered that as I didn't want to break sabbath joy by working.  However, I decided that shopping to my hearts content from the catalogue was really more delight than work.  I decided to make it even more delightful by eating chips while ordering and doing it in my pyjamas.

I now wait in anticipation for the delivery. 



I had hoped to register for the Thailand incentive trip which is why the passports were also on the table but I didn't quite get to that because I got so excited ordering from the spring catalogue that I really wanted to stamp with the new stamps I had ordered after the Ottawa On stage event (click HERE to read all about that)  So I went down and stamped a lovely card. 


The next delightful experience was taking my son out to lunch.  He only had an hour for lunch but I learned that I could call the local japanese restaurant which is just 5 minutes drive from the house and preorder the food so that when we arrived we could just eat.

My little guy was thrilled to go out on a mommy son lunch date. I learned all about the snow fort in the school yard and the supply teacher they had today.

I hope you are taking time to enjoy delightful things during this holiday season!
Thanks for dropping in!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Using the Paper-Piecing Technique

For today's Watch it Wednesday, I thought I would share this video from Stampin' Up! regarding a paper piecing technique.
The one in the video looks fun and easy!

Below the video I posted a card we made in technique class using a paper piecing technique as well!

We always learn new things in technique class!  I would love to have you enjoy technique class soon!  Why not consider becoming a Stampin4fun member?  Membership includes technique class each month!  Read all about the perks of Stampin4fun membership HERE





In order to do this kind of paper piecing, I cut two pieces of dsp the same size, lay them on top of each other and then cut the pieces.  I thought the complimentary dsp looked cool together.

Thanks for dropping in!  
Don't forget the closeout sale offers are still on!  Head to my online store so you don't miss a thing! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Craft and Chat!

Don't forget!  Second Sunday of the month is Craft and Chat time!

All crafters welcome!  Bring whatever you want!

Use my space and tools and enjoy the socialization and relaxed atmosphere!

I will be crafting right along with you!

The cost is only $20 and the best part is for every two session you attend, you get a $20 gift certificate to use that session!

I want to help you make time to craft and relax!

I hope you can come!   The next one is this Sunday!  RSVP today!  


Advent

Sorry I've been missing in action!  I have been super busy with the final Christmas stamping classes of the year.  Despite all the busy-ness, I didn't want to forget the meaning of the season.  I finished a cute Advent calendar using the Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack and the small cellophane boxes.  I used a tutorial I received from fellow demonstrator Ronda W.  I put five chocolates in each of the boxes and a bible verse relating to the Christmas story and so far our family has been eating a chocolate and enjoying the reading each day.  I think this could be the start of a wonderful tradition.

This past weekend we also went to pick a Christmas tree.  Our family tradition has nothing to do with going to the great outdoors and chopping a Christmas tree.  It is about going to Ikea and eating swedish meatballs and then going out the parking lot to pick a tree.  We spent the evening decorating the tree, eating and listening to Christmas music.

I hope you can enjoy some time finding moments of peace and joy during this busy season!





Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A perfect gift!

Are you still looking for that perfect gift? Look no further!  A paper pumpkin subscription of 1 month or more is the perfect gift for lots of people in your life!

This all inclusive crafting kit gives you everything you need to create a beautiful project every month!  Yes!  Everything!  Stamps, ink, accessories are all included.  The only thing your recipient might need to add is scissors.

Don't delay, nab your paper pumpkin gift subscription!
Contact me to subscribe or click this link which should direct you to my paper pumpkin website if you are interested in the month to month subscription.  If you want to do a prepaid subscription, you can also do that through my online store. 

For today's Watch it Wednesday video you can see a sample of last month's kit so it gives you an idea of how fun and cute the projects are.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Spring catalogue will be coming....

This is a very exciting time of year!  As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I am gearing up for Stampin' Up!s launch of the spring catalogue.

A brand new mini catalogue of beautiful things is already exciting...but what is even more exciting is that this spring mini catalogue is tied to the famous Sale-a-bration promotion.

In case you are new to the Stampin' Up! world, sale-a-bration is a once a year sale where you can get free stamps for every $60 you spend.  The free stamps are exclusive to this promotion which means you can not buy them or get them any other time.

I get very excited to see what cute and beautiful stamps Stampin' Up! has designed for this exclusive promotion.
Normally January is such a dull month but sale-a-bration makes my life exciting!

I can't wait to show you the new spring and sale-a-bration catalogues!  Okay okay you twisted my arm...here's a taste of the beauty in the spring catalogue!  This card uses an upcoming stamp set called Dragonfly Dreams and some designer series paper that makes me swoon called "Falling in Love"

I'm dying to show you the catalogues!! Here's your options: First, if you have shopped with me in the past year, you are invited to attend my Customer Appreciation Event on Wednesday December 28th.
This annual event has become a tradition and my family loves getting involved.  Last year my oldest son handed out gifts at the door, my husband manned the  buy one get one sale table, my daughter was in charge of the hot chocolate bar and my youngest son was in charge of the raffle tickets.  It was fun and I can't wait to have this event again!
There are going to be free stamping projects, prizes and more!  I hope you can come!  RSVP today


Second, if you haven't yet registered for Stamp Camp, what are you waiting for?  This is my official kick off event for the spring catalogue.  Not only will you get to stamp 10 different cards using the spring and sale-bration products, you'll also be inspired by stamping demonstrations, loads of samples, plus lunch and a  goodie bag of product are included.  Check out the fun from our last stamp camp HERE and register today for my next Stamp Camp on January 14th!  The early bird deadline is on December 15th and there are only about 3 spots left!!! It's a popular event!



Monday, November 28, 2016

Last Day of Extravaganza Sale!

It's the last day of the Extravaganza Sale!
Here are the door crashers for today but all sale items can be seen on my online store!

Wondering what to do with the bell punch?  Check out this card I made.  This card also uses the mini jingle bells which are on sale as well! 


Today's the last day!  Don't miss out!  Shop Now!