Thursday, August 4, 2022

Make a Difference with this Kit

Can you remember the last time you stamped a stack of cards? 

Since I've been here in Quebec, I've stamped quite a few cards even though I've been busy with school and even though I don't have my usual craft space! 

I took the opportunity this past Tuesday in my Tuesday @ 2 live video to show you how I approach using a kit to create a stack of cards! 


This Nourish and Flourish kit is such a hidden gem in the holiday catalogue.  It's right at the beginning of the catalogue. What's super cool about this kit is that $4 of every kit sold will be donated to an organization that works to end food insecurity. 

A beautiful lunch sac is also included with this kit 
I found the sac very useful for me here in Chicoutimi since I had to make my lunch everyday

I'm sure I had the most beautiful lunch sac out of all the students! LOL

You can watch the replay of how I create the cards in the kit HERE
I share a few tips of how to make it more efficient to create a bunch of cards at one time. 


You can purchase this pretty kit for yourself or as a gift HERE

Remember to add on an adhesive or take your pick tool to help you bump up to the magic $60 threshold to get your free saleabration gift! 

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Another Saleabration Sample

Just dropping in with another Saleabration sample. 

This is a card I made at the Christmas in July class I attended in Chicoutimi! 

Thank you Jeanette Gauthier for the fun outing! 


This card uses the Trees for Sale Stamp set from the new mini catalogue. 

This stamp set was out of stock earlier in the month but I believe it is back in stock! 

This stamp set coordinates with the awesome Tree Lot Dies which are FREE as a part of the Saleabration promotion when you place a $120 or more order. 


I love all the details that are contained in the dies! 

The wreath is the cutest and with a little Wink of Stella glitter it really shines! 

This card also uses the Silver and Gold Designer Series Paper pack...also FREE during saleabration. 


Hope this card inspires you to take advantage of Saleabration and inspires you to stamp! 
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Saturday, July 30, 2022

A Holiday Catalogue Paper Share

Okay!  I'm ready to take orders for a July-December Mini Catalogue Paper Share
I know the catalogue has been live for a month now but I couldn't do it earlier because I didn't want to saddle Kevin (hubby) with the responsibility of cutting mounds of paper. 

There are so many beautiful designer papers in the new catalogue.  How can you enjoy them all without breaking the bank? 
Enjoy my paper share! 

Let me help you out by givi8ng you a sampling of the new designer paper packs.  You'll get to enjoy all the papers at a fraction of the cost of buying a whole pack of each one. 




Here's how my paper share will work. 

All papers will be 6"X6" in size and you will receive at least 2 samples of each design from 11 different and new paper packs! (since our papers are double sided you need to have the opportunity to experience both sides right?) 
Also, I'll throw in 12 sheets of bonus free paper from my retired stash.

That's a total of 150 sheets of beautiful paper for you to enjoy! 

Participating in this paper share is easy!  It's $77 for everything listed and you will be able to pick up your share from me by early September.  Live long distance?  No problem!  Anyone in Canada can participate in my paper share.  Just tack on $20 for shipping direct to your door. 

Once you register for your paper share, I will send you an invoice which you can pay by credit card or you can send me a money transfer. 

You must pay for your share by Sept. 1st

Register HERE

12 Sheets Black and White 
12 sheets Boughs of Holly
12 Sheets Sweetest Christmas
12 Sheets Santa Express
12 Sheets Painted Christmas
12 sheets Lights Aglow
12 Sheets Storybook Gnomes
12 sheets Rustic Harvest
24 Sheets of Gingham Cottage
12 Sheets Splendid Day
6 Sheets Snowflake Specialty Vellum 
12 Bonus surprise sheets from a previous catalogue.

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Chicoutimi Week 4!

Well friends, I just finished my fourth week here! 

This past week definitely felt a little better.  I think I'm sleeping better and I kind of have a hang of the schedule now so I'm not so confused all the time. 

I don't think there was any major excitement this past week (or maybe I didn't take enough photos) 

I've decided that Friday's are the day to do something different after school. 

I hadn't yet had any Poutine here so that was my mission Friday last week. 

My teacher said that Chez Bebe was the place to go. 

It was a perfect Friday dinner for me: 


I don't know if you can see the sign on the restaurant: 
It says: 
Le meilleur poutine en ville. 
(The best poutine in the city) 

This sounded like a challenge to me! How do I know if it's the best poutine in town if I haven't tried any others? It was certainly very good.  The cheese curds were fresh and squeaky so I was very happy. 

I was determined to try other poutine before leaving Quebec! 

Wednesday I had a massage appointment and there was a restaurant right next to the massage clinic. 

I was very familiar with this restaurant since it is on the bus route home from school.  I love eating potatoes and this restaurant is called 

La Bonne Patate

(loosely translated, the good potato) 

On their sign it says: 

La meilleure en Ville (The best in the city) 

If you know me, you can understand why this restaurant would intrigue me.  I love potatoes.  It's my favourite food!  For a restaurant to claim that they have the best potatoes in the city means I have to eat there!  
I have eaten a lot of potatoes so I couldn't wait to try the poutine at this restaurant. 


I have to say, unfortunately, I don't think this restaurant has the best potatoes.  I found them a bit greasy. 

Nonetheless, I very much enjoyed my poutine before my massage appointment. 

The massage therapist was lovely and we had a pleasant conversation and without even knowing about my poutine/potato journey so far, she told me I needed to go to La Baie (a neighboring town) because that is where they have the best poutine. 

I stored this information in my brain because with just a week left I didn't know if I could make it to the Baie since it's a long bus ride away and the city buses are not very frequent around here. 

During the week I was already planning my Friday after school outing.  I asked a few of my classmates what they were planning to do this weekend and asked if anyone was interested in going out for dinner Friday night. 

There was a bit of interest but no one knew where to go.  Jasmine in my class said she had heard there was a Moroccan restaurant and I told her that sounded great! I told her she needed to research how to get there by bus and all the details so we could be ready to go right after school this Friday. 

Friday morning Jasmine didn't have any further info.  She didn't know the name of the restaurant so I asked our teacher if she knew the name of this Moroccan restaurant. She gave us the name and at lunch I tried to make a reservation but they said they didn't take reservations.  

I'm imagining an elegant sit down dinner with tablecloth and attentive servers. 

Friday right after our afternoon activity I went straight to the obvious meeting spot: the west doors of the university that face the bus station. Everyone who I had spoken to during the week about going out for Moroccan food arrived except Jasmine (who was the one who suggested the restaurant in the first place) 

In the end we left without her because the buses don't come frequently and we didn't want to miss the bus. Sadly I didn't have any sort of contact info for her!  

Using the GPS on my phone, we found the restaurant. 

It was the dodgy building in the bus terminal.  I killed myself laughing. 

I had seen this building many times at the bus terminal and didn't even realize it was a restaurant.  I thought it was maybe a building with dirty toilets or somewhere for the bus drivers to hang out and smoke.  

My vision of an elegant sit down meal with tablecloths and servers vanished immediately. 

When my friends started entering the building, I'm trying to yell (somewhat discreetly) "is it clean?"

As usual the whole thing is more hilarious to me because this is all happening in French. (Hein!!! Est-ce que c'est propre??!!!)

In the end the food was fabulous although I wouldn't really call it Moroccan.  It was a very typical kind of diner that you might find in Toronto serving falafel, chicken shawarma etc. where you order at the counter. 

Here's my roommate Fabienne enjoying her meal: 


There was actually a table with a great view of the river so we sat there and enjoyed our food. 


We took a detour when walking home so we could enjoy the river and scenery



Walking home is not really fun due to the giant hills (Chicoutimi hills are something else!) but we had just missed the bus so walking it was. 

I arrived home exhausted but happy! 

We are thinking this weekend to head to La Baie to try out that famous Poutine! 

I'm really missing the family. 

One more week and I'll be home! 

I should probably start studying for my final exam but this weekend I feel like stamping! LOL

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