Stampin’ Up! International Blog Hop – September 1st

By | August 30, 2016

Hi Stampers

Well I have been keeping this under wraps, but can now share…… on September 1st, I will be participating in a Stampin’ Up! International Blog Hop and do we have some AWESOME projects to share with you!!!

Of course, we will be showcasing product from the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.     It is no co-incidence that the Catalogue goes live to the public on the same date.    You will LOVE IT!

Come back to visit on September 1st to follow the Hop.    You won’t be disappointed.    You will be able to Hop through the blogs to see everyones creations.    Feel free to leave a little love as you Hop through. 🙂

International Blog Hop

 

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

One of my favourite stamp sets…

By | August 30, 2016

Hi Stampers

Thanks for checking in today.   I had been having some issues with the Comments on the blog / notifications, but I think all is sorted out now.     I am by no means a Computer Geek and muddle my way through Blog set up, Facebook posts, etc.    When things are working great….. I love it.   But… if one thing gets changed with an update, setup, and something stops working…. it takes me FOREVER to figure out how to fix it.    It took a while, but I think I have things working again.   Heck… I even changed the Blog Header….. Go Me!   🙂

Today’s card / inspiration was a Club Card for August and it uses the stamp set Kinda Eclectic.    This has to be one of my favourite stamp sets in the annual catalogue.    The stampers used every stamp in the set…. I love it when every stamp gets used.     I can’t take credit for this creation… I saw it online and loved it.

Card, Club, Kinda Eclectic

The card was changed up a bit by the time the Clubs made it (changed the leaf to Mint Macron).    Stamping off the leaf image onto scrap paper, gives the faded background on the card.   Love it.

The Scoop

  • Kinda Eclectic stamp set
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Mint Macron card stock
  • Mint Macron ink
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Crushed Curry ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Rose Garden thinlit (label die)
  • Flourish Thinlits (leaf)
  • Decorative Label punch
  • Elegant Butterfly punch
  • Bitty Butterfly punch
  • Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive

 

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

One of my favourite days of the month…. Club Day

By | August 28, 2016

Hi Stampers

Yesterday was Club Day.    I am so grateful for my Club ladies.   Their support and encouragement is relentless.   They fuel my fire to continue to create and be a better Demonstrator.

If you are in one of the Clubs and are reading this…. I love my Club Ladies!     Thank you!.

If you are interested in joining one of the Clubs let me know and I will add your name to the wait-list.   Clubs will be renewing in November and December so now is the perfect time to get your name on the wait-list.

Here was Group #2, enjoying the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue….. there were LOTS of “Oh I love this”, “Did you see this”, etc.   By all accounts the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is a HIT!.

Club, Saturday Morning Stampers

This is the last Club day for August so that means I can now show you the projects.      The first project I want to share isn’t something they are making, but something I made for all Club members in August.    It uses the Jar of Love stamp set and co-ordinating framelit.   In case you don’t know… this set is amazing and in the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue there is a Christmas stamp set AND Halloween stamp set that co-ordinates with this framelit.   I love that Stampin’ Up! have incorporated product from the Annual Catalogue into the Holiday catalogue.

This idea came from Ronda Wade and well anything that includes stamping and chocolate is a MUST HAVE!.    These little treats have Hershey Nuggets wrapped up inside.      Too stinkin’ cute!.    The ones I made for the Club ladies had the “Thank You” instead of friend.

Jar of Love Treat Box, 3-D

The Scoop

  • Jar of Love Stamp Set
  • Everyday Jars Framelits Dies
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper stack
  • Night of Navy Classic ink
  • Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Detailed Santa Thinlits Die – Video Walk-through

By | August 27, 2016

Hi Stampers

I had a question on the blog asking for a bit more information on how to make this specific card.

Christmas Card

 

I walked through the process in the video and hope I answered all the questions.

Now I know why I don’t do a lot of videos…. got almost done and the battery died.   Started over and I forgot to delete what was on the camera.   Ended up with a “Card Full” error.   I had to start over again.   Lesson learned, put in a new battery and clear the card before starting to tape 🙂

If there are any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Grab some popcorn and enjoy the video (just teasing).

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

Coffee and a Card

By | August 26, 2016

Hi Stampers

It was a success!    Thursday was my first Coffee and a Card event at a local coffee shop.   Sometimes we have to venture out and try something different.  I am very happy with the outcome.    I had to ask myself the questions … what is my goal, what do I want to achieve by doing this etc.?       Getting together with Stampers and sharing the passion is always at the top of my list, but in this case it was also to bring stamping out in to the community and connecting women together while stamping.     For me, the amazing part was that most of the women did not know each other, and a couple came from another town.    However by the end of the session it turns out they all knew someone in common, either through Church, Guiding or other organizations.

There was a gentleman sitting at the next table having a coffee.   He caught my eye at the end of the session and I had a chat with him.   He was intrigued by the activity and the enthusiasm.    The coffee shop is in a new complex and he loved the buzz that we were creating in the coffee shop / area.    It was a nice feeling to get the feedback from a total stranger.   He asked I was going to do it weekly…. I wish.   🙂

A huge Thank You to Coffee Culture Cafe and Eatery.    The group loved the cafe, environment and of course the coffee.    Now to schedule the next session.

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

Fiesta Like There is No Mañana….

By | August 24, 2016

Hi Stampers

I love being off work!   Being able to go into the studio to create at any time is such a treat.      I was suppose to do some outside painting this week.   I went to pick out the paint and got talking with the sales staff at Benjamin Moore.    They suggested that I hold off painting til September or early October…. I did a little happy dance.    That was all I needed to take that off my “to do” list.

So what did I do instead….. I started prepping for  “Coffee and a Card” and decided to make a treat for those that are coming out to the first one.       I am very excited, there are now 7 attending.    Not bad for a weeks notice… I think a lot of people are as intrigued with the concept as I am.

Check out this super cute treat box everyone will receive.   The Birthday Fiesta bundle makes me happy just looking at it…. fun colours, banners and even a lama.    And I love the saying “Fiesta like there is no mañana”     Come on… doesn’t this make you smile as well?

Birthday Fiesta, 3-D

 

Birthday Fiesta, 3-D

 

Birthday Fiesta, 3-D

 

Birthday Fiesta, 3-D

 

The Scoop

  • Birthday Fiesta stamp set
  • Fiesta Time Framelits
  • Rose Garden Thinlits (for label)
  • Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Watermelon Wonder card stock
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Tempting Turquoise card stock (for back of the Whisper White label)
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Always Artichoke ink
  • Tempting Turquoise ink
  • Melon Mambo ink
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • Glue Dots
  • Dimensional
  • Mica Flakes (for top of the Rock Candy Stick)
  • Rock Candy Sticks (could also use a sucker)
  • Wrapped candy
  • Hot Glue (for the Rock Candy stick)
Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Coffee and a Card, who wants to join me?

By | August 22, 2016

Hi Stampers

What are you doing on Thursday morning?

Why not join me for Coffee and a Card at a local coffee shop in Brampton, Ontario.    This has become a popular event in England and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the concept.

Meeting with other stampers, taking it out into the community and socializing over a cuppa is so civilized and intriguing… I have to give this a shot.      I met with a local Coffee Shop and they like the concept as well.

Are you interested?    Send me a message to info@stampscrapandmore.com to let me know you are coming.    I will send you the coffee shop information.       I need to prep for those attending so definitely need an RSVP.

Date is Thursday August 25th at 9:00 am.     Cost of the session is a “Cuppa to the Cafe” and $5.00 for the session.    They serve coffee, tea, speciality coffees and have amazing desserts.      We will be using new product from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue and will be making a Christmas card.

Coffee and a Card

I hope you will be able to join me.   I think this could be loads of fun.    If there is enough interest, I will try to do this once a month.   Time / Day may change depending on my work schedule.

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

Christmas Pines stamp set inspiration

By | August 22, 2016

Hi Stampers

Can you say ouch!    I am on vacation this week… my “Staycation”.   I have a check list of lots of things to get done – mostly around the house.    I woke up early on Saturday and decided to do some chores outside.   I worked from 9:00 – 2:00 and only stopped to get a drink.   I must admit, I didn’t finish and packed everything up at 2:00.   It was so hot and humid out… I was drenched and tired.      I woke up Sunday morning and could hardly move.   It is like my legs and back seized up.   Am I getting OLD?    Tomorrow is suppose to be overcast and cooler.   Another chore is to paint an outside window frame and it would be the best day this week to do it….. but the thought of going up and down a ladder does not thrill me right now.     It may be a “card day”…. I can be easily convinced 🙂

When I finally did get moving on Sunday I played with the Christmas Pines stamp set and Pretty Pines Thinlits dies.    Don’t you love the detail of those branches?

 

Christmas Card, Christmas Pines, Stampin' Up!

The Scoop

  • Christmas Pines stamp set (available September 1, 2016)
  • Pretty Pines Thinlits Die (available September 1, 2016)
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Gold Glimmer paper
  • Red Glimmer paper
  • Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (available September 1, 2016)
  • Metallic Thread Combo Pack (available September 1, 2016)
  • Duet Banner Punch
  • Garden Green ink
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Want more inspiration using the Christmas Pines stamp set and Perfect Pines Thinlits die….. check out this post HERE

 

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

Pretty Pines Thinlits die

By | August 18, 2016

Hi Stampers

Who wants to see another Christmas card?    I still have so much new product to play with that my head is spinning.   There are just not enough hours in the day.      Updating Facebook, the Blog, Pinterest, creating cards, Clubs, Classes…. why do I try to do it all?     When I receive messages and email from Customers from far and wide, asking questions, wanting to buy product, and thanking me for posting, blogging and creating.     That is what fuels the passion.    Of course when Stampin’ Up! issues a catalogue with amazing product it makes life so much easier.

Today’s card features the Pretty Pines Thinlits Die and the Christmas Pines stamp set.   I love the background Snowflake stamp and my favourite thing with the thinlits is the two bows… they nest perfectly together.    This is definitely a card for someone special.

The Scoop

  • Christmas Pines stamp set (available September 1, 2016)
  • Pretty Pines Thinlits (available September 1, 2016)
  • Rose Garden Thinlits (label)
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Early Espresso card stock
  • Soft Suede card stock
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Pear Pizzaz card stock
  • Copper Foil
  • Gold Glimmer paper
  • Real Red Glimmer paper
  • Versamark ink
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Embossing buddy
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Die from Rose Wonder Thin
  • Tear & Tape
  • Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive

 

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

Sharing the “Christmas Magic”

By | August 17, 2016

Hi Stampers

Another day… another Christmas card:)     Sometimes  I have to go back to basics with card making.   You know the term “KISS”…. Keep It Simple Stamper….. I have to remind myself of that OFTEN.   Not every card has to be over the top, complicated, interactive…. sometimes you need something clean and classic.

The Scoop

  • Christmas Magic stamp set (available September 2016)
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (available September 2016)
  • Gold Glimmer paper
  • Stazon ink
  • Garden Green ink
  • Real Red ink
  • Pool Party ink
  • Pumpkin Pie ink
  • Old Olive ink
  • Blushing Bride ink
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Mica Flakes (available September 2016)
  • Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive
Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com