Happy New Year Stampin’ Up! Style

By | January 7, 2018

Hi Stampers

OK… It is January 7th and I am a wee bit late.     How terrible is it that a card maker didn’t get Christmas Cards made for herself this year?   I know!   Many excuses, but they are just that…. excuses.

So…. I took the time to make Happy New Year cards and I love how they turned out.      I actually have had more feedback on my Happy New Year cards then I ever had with my Christmas cards.   Not sure what that means, but I found it interesting.

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Today I spent the day cleaning my craft room.   I usually have to do this after the Christmas rush.   With preparation for the Christmas craft fairs, Christmas classes, etc… it ends up looking like a disaster.    I am very much an “everything has a place” kind of person.    What a nice feeling to have the room cleaned up.

The house is clean, laundry is done, I have updated my Daytimer for 2018 (really, really needed it),  I am going to make some cards and tonight I have an Online meeting with other Silver Demonstrators from across Canada.    I love days like today.

I hope your day is great too.

 

 

 

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Christmas 2017 Craft Fair Recap

By | January 6, 2018

Hi Stampers

I am playing a bit of catch up and wanted to share some projects with you from the 2017 Christmas Craft Fair Season.   This year I participated in two Craft Fairs in the area.     One was new to me, the Caledon East Public School.  The second fair was at the Brampton Fall Fair, Winter Craft show.   This was the second year for this show and for my attendance at it.     Both shows were awesome.     I have already signed up to participate in the Spring Craft Show at the Brampton Fair Ground.      Most of the product used to create these items are still current.. except for some of the card stock and Designer Series Paper.

Well… who can resist a visit from Santa – at the Caledon East Public School Craft Fair.

All set for the Brampton Fall Fair Winter Craft Show.    This was the second year for this event (and for me and the Craft Fair).   It was awesome and has grown from the first year.   I had a helper this year, Phoenix.   She was awesome and the help was appreciated and needed.     Thanks to everyone that stopped by to say Hi.

While my main goal at the Craft Fairs is to increase my customer base and spread the word about my classes and events, I do have some items for sale that brings people to my booth.

Beautiful gift box with tea light candles.   Check out the wrap on the candles.    Using some “aluminum ducting tape”, run through and embossing folder and wrapped around the candle.    It really gives it that finished look.

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Candy Cane Chocolate (delish!) in a pretty presentation package.   Perfect to add to a stocking.

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These were gorgeous and also delish!     Each bag contained a package of Hot Cocoa and a Chocolate Peppermint Stir Stick.    It is all about the wrapping and presentation.   These proved to be very popular.

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Lastly were the Mini Nutella Jars with spoon.   I KNOW!    These flew off the shelves.   Nutella is huge with the millennials.    I searched high and low for the jars.    Other than Amazon, I couldn’t find them in Canada.   Word on the street (yes there is a crafting street!) was they could be found in Europe.    So on my trip to Croatia in October, one of my goals was to visit every grocery store I could find.   There were aisles and huge displays of Nutella… but no mini jars.     After some research I heard they could be found in the duty free shop in Rome.     Luck had it that we had a layover in Rome on the way home.    But…. they were also in the Airport in Dubrovnik so I stocked up.      The group I was travelling with were finally happy to know that I found my Nutella.   I think they were tired of me looking for them 🙂

There you have it folks.     Some of my favs from the Winter Craft Fairs.    They are a lot of work (and very tiring), but loads of fun. If you would have told me 10 years ago, that I would be comfortable spending my day selling myself and talking to strangers about what I do, I would have thought you were crazy.   But when you truly love what you do and believe in it…. it is easy and fun!

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Petal Passion Suite

By | January 5, 2018

Hi Stampers

I have a few more cards to share with you using the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack.    If you love to colour… the card pack is a “must have”!.    The images are all black and while and work perfectly with the Stampin’ Blends.     I haven’t used the Watercolour Pencils but they would be fun to use as well.

 

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If you haven’t figured it out yet… I am loving the Petal Passion Suite.

 

 

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Baby… it is cold outside

By | January 4, 2018

Hi Stampers

Not sure where in the world you are checking in from, but here in the great white north…. IT IS COLD.    I am thinking that bears have the right idea about hibernation.       Not only is the furnace on… but I am sitting in the living room with the fireplace on and have a blanket over me.        I have Stampin’ Up! toys in my studio that are calling my name but I don’t want to leave my toasty cocoon.

Instead of getting creative, I am going to stay comfy and warm and update my blog…. doesn’t that sound like a good idea… after all… it has been a while.

So let’s start with the new Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.    This is new in the Occasions Catalogue and is part of the Petal Passion Suite.     I will admit… I have not used the Memories & More Card Packs before (or Project Life) as card elements.  It always seemed a bit overwhelming for me…. where do you start.    But… when I saw the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, I knew they would be perfect as card elements.

The first card (below), uses the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack plus the Petal Pallet stamp set and Petals & More thinlits.     Of course the images were all coloured with the new Stampin’ Blends markers.

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The second card (below) uses all of the same product but has a totally different look.

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And the third card (below) again, uses all of the same product but another different look.

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There you have it….. three cards, with three totally different looks.   And can I tell you ohhhh soooo easy.

Thanks for stopping by.   Stop by tomorrow for a few more cards using the same suite.

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Sale-a-Bration 2018 – Amazing You!

By | January 3, 2018

Hi Stampers

Welcome to the Sale-a-Bration 2018 Blog Hop.   We have gathered together to showcase product from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Sale-a-Bration promotion.    This year Sale-a-Bration has a new twist… there are two levels of spending rewards…. $60.00 and $120.00 (in Canada / before shipping and taxes).

I wanted to share the “Amazing You” stamp set (free with a $60.00 purchase) and the “Celebrate You” thinlits (free with a $120.00 purchase).     And to make it even better, the “Celebrate You” thinlits dies (a set of 3) will be carrying over into the 2018 /2018 Annual Catalogue.     I have two cards to share with you.

Card # 1 – You are Simply Amazing… also uses product from the new Occasions Catalogue – Petal Palette stamp set and Petals and More Thinlits Die.

 

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Also used… Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Blends

 

Card #2 – Celebrate

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Also used … Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, Champagne Foil Paper, Gold Embossing Powder, Faceted Gems.

Check out what Karen has to share by clicking on the button below.    Hop along and enjoy all of the amazing creations.     You can see my upcoming classes, events, and order On Line by visiting my Stampin’ Up! Page HERE.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Green You are HERE

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Free Shipping…. One Day Only

By | December 10, 2017

Good morning stampers

Don’t you love waking up to Happy News?      One Day only Monday December 11th from 12:00 am – 11:59 pm (MT) shipping is FREE.   Oh yes you read that right.

Free Shipping

 

You have a few options in ordering to take advantage of the FREE shipping on Monday December 11th.

Order directly OnLine at my Stampin’ Up! Store at HERE and click on the Shop Now.

If your order is under $200.00 use this Hostess Code and receive 5 sample cards from me in the mail.

Hostess Code: TB6QWGCG

Of course if the order over $200.00… please don’t use the code and you will also receive 5 sample cards from me in the mail. *** all cards will be using product from the new Sale-a-Bration and Occasions Catalogues****

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Send me your order and payment information. When I get home in the evening, I will finalize your orders.

SPECIAL NOTE… there is no guarantee that these orders will arrive before Christmas.

Don’t you love waking up to Happy News!

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Stamparatus… this is a game changer!

By | November 13, 2017

Hi Stampers

Today Stampin’ Up! announced the “pre order” of a brand new product called Stamparatus.     This is a stamp positioning tool like no other.       It will be available in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue (June 2018), but there will be 3 pre order periods scheduled (while supplies last), so we can get our hands on this new product before June next year.

Check out the video for 5 things you need to know about the Stamparatus.

Here are the deets….

What you can do with it:

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

 

The Breakdown:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

How do you get on the reservation list?

There will be 3 pre launch windows available as per below all opening at 2:00 pm (MT) on the order date.  Reservation quantities are while supplies last.

November 16 – 30, 2017 available to ship approximately February 1, 2018

December 5 – 30, 2017 available to ship approximately March 19, 2018

January 15 – 30, 2018 available to ship approximately April 15, 2018

  • Reservation orders are to be placed OnLine HERE.  When the pre order period starts there will be a Stamparatus link on My Store page where you can place your reservation.
  • You will need a Stampin’ Up! OnLine Account to reserve your Stamparatus.
  • You will be required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from Stampin’ Up!.
  • When you are notified the product is ready to ship, you will receive notice from Stampin’ Up!.   You will be required to log in to your account and close the order – as well as take advantage of any other promotions or sales happening at that time.
  • Below is what the order page is to look like.

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So that is it folks…….. Have to say that I have held out purchasing a stamp positioning tool and am very happy that I did.

 

 

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Where in the world……. Croatia

By | October 23, 2017

Hi Stampers

I may have been MIA but in reality I was in Croatia.    What an awesome trip.   I didn’t know much about the country (and I don’t watch Game of Thrones) but after some research and hearing some amazing things about the country I decided to add it to my “Women’s Travel Network” bucket list.    Check them out.. they have some great trips for women…. single, widowed, divorced, hubbies don’t want to travel…. and they are small groups.

Most of us flew from Toronto to Munich then on to Zagreb.   One of the things I enjoy about these trips are the repeat travellers that I have met over the years.   There were 3 others on the trip that I have traveled with before so there is that sense of familiarity.   Two I have traveled to the South of France with, and one was on the South of France trip and last year we were roomies in Morocco.   We were roomies again for the Croatia trip.

We arrived on Wednesday October 4th and were transported to the Doubletree by Hilton in Zagreb for a few nights.   After checking in, showering and changing, we headed to the lobby bar for a drink before heading off to dinner.

 

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Stampin’ Up! BOGO Event

By | October 22, 2017

Hi Stampers

October 1st was the start of the new Stampin’ Up! Year for Demonstrators.    We all start over with a clean slate for sales, flex points etc. .    Since I was heading for vacation on October 3rd for a few weeks, I really wanted to kick start the new year with a bang.   So I held my first ever BOGO event.    I spent days going through all of my retired product, looking up the original prices, categorizing and labeling.       Sunday September 30th was my first ever BOGO event and it was awesome.    Thank you to everyone that came out.    They were lined up before the doors opened at 1:00 pm.

All product was listed at the original price as it appeared in the catalogue.   Whether it was still new or used.   BUT….. for every $$ spent on retired product, shoppers were able to select new product for the same $$ value for FREE ….. yes… buy one and get one free.        I will definitely be holding another BOGO…. not sure if it will be for the Occasions Catalogue or New Annual Catalogue Open House.   Stay Tuned.    Join my Mailing List to stay updated with events.

Here are some pics from the Open House / Product.

 

 

 

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Gorgeous Painted Harvest, a must have!

By | September 17, 2017

Hello Stampers

Confession Time…. when the Holiday Catalogue came out I flipped passed the Painted Harvest stamp set.    I was so focused on what was available for Christmas that I dismissed this set.   WHAT WAS I THINKING?     Now that I own it, have played with it, I hope it carries over into the Annual Catalogue.    This set ranks up as one of my favs.   Oh Yes… I said that.      This is such a versatile stamp set.     In future posts I will share some other ideas…. but I am partial to the Wisteria Wonder / Night of Navy combination.

I am starting to gravitate towards clean cards and this is perfect for that.   It is a one layer card, but with the addition of the Gingham Bow, it makes it pop.

Some tips with using this stamp set.    It won’t be perfect… it is meant to have the watercolour look.      It is a two-step image and once you layer them together it is perfect.     Don’t try to be precise and just let it happen.

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The Scoop  (Can be purchased at my OnLine Store HERE)

  • Painted Harvest Stamp Set #144783
  • Whisper White Thick card stock #140272
  • Pear Pizzaz stamp pad #131180
  • Wisteria Wonder stamp pad #126985
  • Night of Navy stamp pad #125970
  • Daffodil Delight stamp pad #126944
  • Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon #144231
  • Liquid Purpose Glue #110755

 

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set

Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set
[144783]
$26.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
[140272]
$9.25

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
[131180]
$8.50

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
[126985]
$8.50

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
[126970]
$8.50

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
[126944]
$8.50

Smoky Slate 1/2" Gingham Ribbon

Smoky Slate 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon
[144231]
$10.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

Liquid Multipurpose Glue
[110755]
$5.25

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