Stampin’ Up! Hostess Set – In the City

By | July 18, 2017

Hi Stampers

One of the things that I love about  Stampin’ Up! Catalogues are the ideas.    It is jam packed full of inspiration and ideas.    When  I was putting together the Club cards for July, I wanted to use the Hostess Set, In the City.     Looking on page 222 of the catalogue, there was the cutest card and I decided to recreate it.    I changed it ever so slightly.  Don’t you love the fireworks.

Stampin' Up! In the City Hostess set

 

This is the same card but with the wedding chapel.

 

Stampin' Up! In The City Wedding card

 

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Let’s go for a Bike Ride!

By | July 16, 2017

Hi Stampers

As a child our family use to go camping every summer.    My Dad would hook my bike to the back of the trailer so I had it when we arrived at our destination.     I have a vivid memory  of my Dad riding my bike at one camp ground (truth be told.. he rode it to the outhouse at the other end of the camp ground :)).       Why was it is such a memory… because I had never seen my Dad ride a bike before and I remember laughing and thinking… but Dad’s don’t ride bikes and it is a girls bike!.   I was surprised that he knew how to do it.. I thought it was just what kids knew how to do… not grown ups.     Isn’t it funny the memories that you have and how they come about.     When I saw this stamp set, that was the memory that came forward… and it made me smile.     48 years later and I am going on vacation this fall.   One of the things that sold me on this upcoming trip was spending a day bike riding and visiting local villages at the destination.    And in case you are curious it has got to be 20+ years since I was last on a bike.    I will share all about that in the months to come.

I originally received this stamp set as a Prize Patrol at OnStage.    Then I saw it had a co-ordinating framelit… be still my heart.    When Demonstrators were able to order from the catalogue, the Framelit was the first thing on my list.      Check out this picture… me “very happy” to have won Prize Patrol, but even happier to receive it from Carrie from SU Canada head office.

Prize Patrol

This is one of July’s Club Cards.   I love the simplicity of this card but it has that pop.    A bit of bling and that red leather seat (ok faux leather!)     The seat and handle bar grips were covered in the Fine Tip Glue.     For me a card is all about the added detail.    The stampers used the small splatter from the Timeless Textures stamp set at the bottom to represent pebbles… but it was too one dimensional for me.   So we used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder to emboss the bottom of the card for that extra bit of details.      The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and is the perfect addition to this clean card.    One last bit of detail is the “bolt” on the left hand side of the bike frame.    When you stamp the image it leave a clear spot.    We used the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to colour in that white spot.

Stampin' Up! Bike Ride.

What do you think… isn’t this a toooooooo cute card?

 

The Deets

  • Bike Ride stamp set
  • Timeless Textures stamp set
  • Colorful Seasons stamp set
  • Smoky Slate card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Silver Glimmer paper
  • Smoky Slate ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Real Red ink
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Big Shot
  • Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Fine Tip Glue
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multipurpose glue
  • Dimensionals

 

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Stampin’ Up! Recognition

By | July 14, 2017

Hi Stampers

So….. for the last 6 months I have been anxiously tracking two separate Stampin’ Up! goals.

The first goal was celebrating my 10 Year Stampin Anniversary.    I achieved that on May 9th.   When I joined Stampin’ Up! in 2007, I had absolutely no plans, intentions of holding classes, events, workshops.   I joined just for the discount and honestly thought that I would last “maybe” 6 months.    Here I am 10+ years later and I am still at it.    If you are curious… I still love it.    It takes dedication, consistency and determination, but I found something I love to do and want to share it with anyone that is willing to listen 🙂

 

Shortly after that, I achieved my second Stampin’ Up! Goal.   I hit the 100K personal sales milestone.   The first 5 years as a Demonstrator I was a Hobby Demonstrator.  I held a few classes and had a Club.   Most of the 100K in sales came in the last 5 years as I increased my events and sales.     This achievement was big for me and I will wear this pin with pride.     Along with this achievement came a cash prize.     Thank You Stampin’ Up!.   It has paid for my flight for an upcoming vacation.


Now that I have achieved these two goals, I need to come up with new Stampin’ Up! goals…. but I don’t want it to take 10 years this time.    One goal is to increase my Team size and create a community with them.    Another goal is to earn an incentive trip.   There is it.   I have put it out there into the universe so I need to make this a reality.     The 2019 Incentive Trip is a Greek Isle Cruise… and it will be my 60th birthday…. so what do you think?    I think that is a pretty good goal, but will take dedication, consistency and determination…. and a lot less than 10 years.      Think I need to buy some Red Bull 🙂

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Coffee and a Card, Stampin’ Up! Style

By | July 13, 2017

Hi Stampers

Did you know that Coffee and a Card is back?     From June through to September, the last Wednesday of the month is dedicated to Coffee and a Card at Coffee Culture Cafe on Bramalea Road, Brampton.    It will take place from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.    This event is so important to me, that I have arranged to take time off of my “real” job to host this event at the Coffee Shop.

Last month was THE best month Ever!.    There were 10 ladies and a baby  that turned out to make the card.   But you know…. it is much more than making a card.    It is getting out of the house, socializing with people that love to get creative, and starting your day doing something that you enjoy.

The cost is $5.00 for the card and a cuppa to the Coffee Shop.     Coffee Culture Cafe loves us coming in and I am grateful for their support.

If you want to join us for the next Coffee and a Card morning on Wednesday July 26th at 9:00 am, just let me know you are coming so  I can have enough card stock prepped – send me a note to info@stampscrapandmore.com that you are coming.

Of course I have pictures to share.

This is the card that we made last month.    This uses the Ronald McDonald Charity set this year, Sharing Sweet Thoughts.

Card - General

 

Check out the concentration on this group!    Dedicated!

Coffee and a Card

A granddaughter brought her grandmother to make a card….  made my heart warm!

Coffee and a Card

 

A mom on maternity leave enjoying some adult company

Coffee and a Card

 

So what do you think?    Doesn’t this look like fun?

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

The Maple Leaf Stampers get together

By | June 11, 2017

Hi Stampers

The second Saturday of the Month is Team Day and I am happy to say that yesterday the Maple Leaf Stampers got together.    What is even better is that this is now a regular get-together on the second Saturday of the Month.

It is our opportunity as a group to get together, share the latest news, our successes and suggestions for improvement… and after all….. part of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is about sharing with each other.

Of course once an event starts, I forget to take pictures… I really need to be better at that 🙂

But I can share with you the Treat Holder everyone received.     This is so cute and I have “The Paper Pixie” to thank for the tutorial.

What could be better than a Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate Seat Salt Caramel Square… yum!

Ghiradelli Treat Holder - Stampin' Up!, 3-D

 

Come back tomorrow to see the Team Make n’ Takes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Video Tutorial – you can make this!

By | June 1, 2017

Hi Stampers

Could this card be any easier….. and still be so stinkin cute?    I was putting away the Open House supplies and decided to make a  video on the make n’ take.     If you can cut paper, colour and tie a knot, you can make this card…. it is that simple…. but adorable!!   Play along and see how easy it is.     Oh… and in case you don’t know… the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue GOES LIVE TODAY!!!  Be still my heart 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

New Catalogue Open House

By | May 29, 2017

Hello Stampers

Thank you to EVERYONE that came out yesterday for the New Catalogue Open House.   It is my honour to have welcomed you all into my home and share the joy of Stampin’ Up! with you.       The release of the new catalogue is like Christmas for paper crafters and rubber stampers.     Everyone that attended, was able to see LOADS of samples using the new product, the co-ordination of paper, stamps, die and ink and of course they were able to see some new ribbons and embellishments.

There were some treats on hand, a make n’ take,  survival kit, Draw, Daisy Cake Pops and of course everyone went home with the new catalogue.   Whew…….    I was tired when the last person left.     It was a busy weekend getting ready for the Open House and I was beat when the last person left.    I will worry about the clean up when I get home from work tonight.

Of course I always forget to take pictures once it starts, but I did take some before pics.

Survival Kit containing goodies … put your feet up, make a cuppa and enjoy some chocolate while going through the catalogue.    There was even some sticky notes, highlighter and bandage in the kit (just in case of a paper cut).

Open House

 

I have a small house, but made it work.    Lots of cards and projects on display and a BOGO table (that proved to be popular).    I was fortunate to have participated in a SWAP with other Canadian Demonstrators.   Part of my Display Board contained their creations.    It is a great way to share ideas using the same stamp set…. my Customers loved seeing the ideas and the names of the various creators.

Stampin' Up! New Catalogue 2017-2018 Open House

 

Make n’ take at the kitchen table

Open House

And what is an Open House without some treats.    Daisy Cake Pops for everyone to take home.   There was more in the fridge…… (Don’t ask me how many I ate… I was on a sugar high!)

Open House

I can honestly say that what I do with Stampin’ Up! is a labour of love….. I LOVE LOVE LOVE what I do and I am grateful for all of you that support me.    THANK YOU!

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

At Home With You… Merry Christmas

By | May 28, 2017

Hi Stampers

Can you believe it……. just under 7 months until Christmas….. are you ready?     Yes I am saying that tongue in cheek, but you know it won’t be long before we are all talking about “Christmas in July” classes, then the back to school ads will be on TV and Radio…. and then we will all be in full blown Christmas mode.      So while I may be teasing on the “Merry Christmas”….. I do have a Christmas card to share with you…… to get you thinking and planning for the coming months.

One of the new stamp sets in the 2017/2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue is called “At Home with You”.   It has a lovely combination of accessories that will co-ordinate with the door.   It covers Spring, Summer, Fall, Christmas, New Home, Thank You….. and what would make it better… the co-ordinating “At Home Framelits”.

Card - Christmas

Card - Christmas

 

The Scoop

  • At Home with You stamp set
  • At Home Framelits
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Copper Foil
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Pear Pizzaz ink
  • Old Olive ink
  • Black Memento ink
  • Cajun Craze ink
  • Cherry Cobbler ink
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Dimensionals
  • Tear & Tape
  • Blender Pen
  • Big Shot
Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Wood Words, Stampin’ Up!

By | May 27, 2017

Hi Stampers

Another Day… another Sneak Peak.

This time it is the Wood Words stamp set and the co-ordinating Wood Crate Framelits.    For the crate I used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack…. I love the rustic look of this card.

I actually started this card last night but wasn’t “feeling it”.   I ended up leaving the pieces on my desk and went to bed.    When I got up in the morning, I was getting ready for work and went into the studio to find something…. there sitting on the desk were the pieces and I was inspired.     I went to work and all I could think about during the day was “the card”.    I couldn’t wait to come home to finish it off.

This is the final result and I am happy with it.    It will be going on my Display Board for the New Catalogue Open House.

 

Card - General

 

The Scoop

  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Wood Crate Framelits
  • Black Memento ink
  • Marina Mist ink
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Pear Pizzaz ink
  • Berry Burst ink
  • Real Red ink
  • Paper Doily
  • Linen Thread (I am addicted to this!)
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Dimensionals (the crate and some of the flowers are popped up)
  • Tombow Multipurpose Glue (a drop to adhere the bow).
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen (some of the small flowers have a drop of glue for added dimension).

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Birthday Delivery Sneak Peak – Hip Hip Hooray!

By | May 26, 2017

Hi Stampers

Check this out.    Didn’t I do an amazing job colouring the images?    SURPRISE!    These are images from the Designer Series Paper – Birthday Memories.     Aren’t they stinkin’ cute?

I will admit that I did fussy cut the little mouse holding the cake, but the wolf and the Hip Hip Hooray! banner actually have co-ordinating dies.

 

Card - Birthday

 

The Scoop

  • Whisper White Thick Card Stock
  • Pacific Point Card Stock
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper
  • Birthday Friends Framelits Dies
  • Birthday Delivery stamp set
  • Soft Sky ink
  • Old Olive ink
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com