Tuesday, September 26, 2017

No Stress...just fun!

It's that time of year when I start thinking about how I can help to make your holidays more enjoyable and fun and relaxing.

It's a known fact that women like to visit and chat and socialize and eat.

Instead of going to a loud noisy restaurant to visit where you will probably spend too much money and indulge in too many calories, why not consider a Stampin' social for your next girls get together?

It's fun, it's easy (because I bring everything and clean up scraps around you) and with these private class options, there is no pressure to sit through a lengthy sales presentation.

You will just enjoy time with your girlfriends and everyone will go home with something beautiful!

Here's a flyer for my Christmas Stampin' Social options.  Of course I can customize anything.  (Someone contacted me recently to plan an activity for her sister's baby shower)

I have bookings into November already so don't wait!  Let's pencil in a date for your Stampin' Social today!  I want to give you an enjoyable experience getting ready for the holidays!   Contact me today! 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Soft sky friendship

I have been so busy preparing for stamp camp that I know I've been pretty quiet about my monthly sweet and simple card class.

It's going to be an exciting class!

I've decided it's time for a Ladies Night!  It's not just any ladies night...it's a free ladies night!

You read that right!  My Sweet and Simple card class this month is FREE to any lady who has never stamped with me before.

I love to share the fun and simplicity of stamping with others and I thought this would be a great way!

Don't worry if you've stamped with me before.  You can come for free too!  Just a bring an adult girlfriend with you and you can both stamp for free!

Otherwise, the cost is as usual, $15 or FREE with an order that evening (min $25)

A free girls night out where you get to chat, enjoy an activity together and go home with some beautiful handmade cards.  What could be better?


Want a little sneak peek of what we are making?  I just had fun playing with my stamps and paper and it turns out the theme of all the cards is friendship.  I think I am just feeling super grateful for all the beautiful friends in my life so these cards popped out!

Make sure to RSVP by tomorrow night so I can prepare all the supplies!  Thank you very much!  Can't wait to share a fun night out with you!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Fall Stamp Camp was a hit!

Hello!  Just wanted to share some photos from yesterday's stamp camp!  I wish I had taken more photos but I was too busy chatting with everyone and enjoying the atmosphere.
Stamp camp is a special event that I do at the start of every new catalogue period because I know that I love stamping and chatting with others and it's even better when we're touching brand new catalogue product too!  I figured this is a great way for women to come and relax and explore Stampin' Up product.  My stamp camp events have been known to forge new friendships which I think is fantastic!

Stamping demonstrations and creative inspiration is a part of the event.

This year Veda showed off the Year of Cheer Suite.  She showed how beautiful the suite is but also showed how versatile it is!


I I showed off the Merry Little Christmas Suite and Melissa did a great job showing the detailed Quilted Christmas suite.  (sorry I don't have pictures of those)
Then it was time for stamping fun and a delicious lunch.
Nine of the 10 cards were Christmas but I had to put one card in using the Painted Autumn suite.  The DSP in that suite is just gorgeous!

I ended the event by giving away hundreds and hundreds of dollars of product and we looked forward to stamping together again at the January Stamp camp where we will play with the spring catalogue and saleabration products from Stampin' Up!

Want to come?  Register as soon as you can because we are over half full! 
January 13th! 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A non-Christmas card with the Quilted Christmas suite

Hello friends!  Obviously I am having trouble adjusting to returning to routines in September!  Watch it Wednesday is again showing up on Thursday.  However, I hope this post will be worth the wait because I wanted to share a card that I made which resulted in great happiness.

I enjoy playing with new holiday product as much as the next person but when it's so hot outside and I admit I love sunshine and summer, it can be a bit sad to be crafting madly for Christmas.

So, I took out the Quilted Christmas suite and challenged myself to make a non-Christmas card with this suite.

This is what I came up with and I love it.  In case you can't see the sentiment, it says: When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.  I think this is a perfect card to keep for myself to remind myself that beautiful things can come out of difficult situations.

I've put a video below for you to watch about the Quilted Christmas Suite so you can see how all the products work together.

For this card I used the thinlits, dsp and stamp set.  I used the pool party cardstock  because it's soft and soothing and I love that colour.

The cut out overlay was made using these two dies together.  The square actually fits outside the other

Here are the two dies

I love how one of the dsp designs already looks like a quilt so I could just cut it out and lay it behind the die cut shape.  Here's a closer look.

Enjoy the video and thanks for stopping in!  Have you ordered your favourites from the holiday catalogue yet? Quilted Christmas is not the only suite that has versatility for all year round!
Shop today on my online store! 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thailand Achievers Blog Hop for September

Hello Friends!  Thanks for dropping in on our LAST Thailand Achievers blog hop!  If you've enjoyed seeing inspiration from demonstrators around the world, don't worry, the hopping isn't ending.  It will just turn into the Alaska achievers blog hop.  Alaska will be the next incentive trip destination in 2018.  To be honest, I was so focused on enjoying the Thailand experience that I haven't given much thought to Alaska even though I earned it way back in December. However, now that Thailand is behind me I can start to get more excited! 

Today's hop will be showcasing holiday catalogue products.  Make sure to go to the links at the bottom so you can hop around to see all the different projects! The Stampin' Up! holiday catalogue is full of amazing products! 

This past weekend I saw a cute treat packet idea from Linda Johnson so when I came home from Michigan I decided to see if I could recreate it. (if you missed my blog post about my weekend you can see it HERE)  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.  It's the perfect size to fit a chocolate square. 

I am extremely proud of myself that I am happily crafting for Halloween OVER  a month in advance!!! I"m not going to lie.  I can be a serious procrastinator crafter!

The Spooky Night DSP makes it easy to get crafting for Halloween. That DSP has so many fun images and geometric shapes.
I don't tend to do loads of Halloween crafting so a stamp set like The Little Things is perfect because it has a halloween stamp but also has Christmas and generic images as well!

I'll paste the supply list below but here are the measurements so you can make your own treat packets.

Cut cardstock at 2"X 7".  Score at 3.5"
Adhere candy inside with a glue dot or fast fuse.
Fold wrap over candy and seal the top with fast fuse or tear and tape adhesive.
Wrap designer series paper around.  Designer Series Paper should be 1.5" X 5"
Punch a hole at the top and thread the ribbon.
Decorate as desired.
See! So easy!  I decided to make a bunch to give at my upcoming Stamp Camp event this Saturday!  Check out my mass production line!

Thanks for stopping by!  Go ahead and hop through the rest of the projects.  The participant links are below. 
Want to browse through the holiday catalogue products?  Head to my online store today! 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

My Weekend Away

Just thought I would share a few photos from my recent weekend away.  This past weekend I was invited to be a guest speaker at a Stamping event hosted by Ronda Wade (a fellow demonstrator).  The event was meant to be a fun stamping event but also as a training event for demonstrators to help us all to be more successful in our Stampin' Up! business.

I was excited to attend since I know I always learn new things when I am around other demonstrators.  I also know that it is not very often that I get to go and stamp when the projects and paper are already prepared!  Normally I am the one doing all the prepping for an event.

Here's a few photos!  If you are on my Stampin4fun with Gen facebook group, you will have seen the Facebook live video I did showing off just one of the inspiration stations. (I have lots of extra inspiration on my facebook group so make sure to join if you haven't already!)

I was super excited that Ronda took me out to dinner at Red Lobster when I arrived in Michigan.  I love eating Red Lobster and there just aren't very many here in the Toronto area so it was an extra treat. It seemed like a special treat in order to celebrate my arriving in Lansing Michigan (it took me two planes and a tight connection) and it was a wonderful opportunity to visit with friends I don't get to see very often.

Here I am with Ronda.  I really admire her stamping business but also her attitude and character.

The speaking portion of the event went well.  It's not too hard for me to speak at stamping events since I am talking about a subject that I love! 

IT was certainly inspiring to have beautiful displays around the room that showcased many of the new products from the holiday catalogue. 

Although I enjoyed my time away, I couldn't wait to return home.  Sunday was my husbands birthday and I wanted to make sure I was home to wish him a great day.  I took the first flight out on Sunday morning.  I was so eager to get home I left for the tiny Lansing airport much earlier than necessary.  I was so early there were no lineups at all and I reached the gate in record time! 

As soon as I got home I ran down to the craft cave while everyone was still at church.  I knew I wanted to make a card for Kevin and not use one of the many pre-made birthday cards that I had.  I didn't know what I would make but I thought using one of the Memory and More kits would help it to go faster.
Here's the card I made.  I used the Colour Theory Memories and More Card pack then dressed it up by stamping using the Balloon Celebration Set.
I had to use blue on the card because blue is Kevin's favourite colour.  He even arranged to paint our house door and shutters a very bright blue.  Like a Pacific Point blue.  We are still not discussing about how I feel regarding that colour choice.

You can tell I really love him because I took the time to stamp the inside of the card too!

Thanks for dropping in and letting me share my weekend and this handmade birthday card with you! 
Here's the supply list.  Feel free to click on any of the images to take you to my online store! 

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