Merry Mistletoe Gift Card Holder

By | August 3, 2017

Hi Stampers

Well, I couldn’t do it any longer and ended up at the Doctors office again.    Coming home from work and sleeping from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am and waking up tired is not normal.     The supplements haven’t kicked in yet so he gave me a B12 shot.   I am hoping for a miracle.   I go back in a couple of weeks for another follow up.      I am telling you all this because I pre ordered from the Holiday Catalogue on Tuesday and expedited the shipping……. it arrives on Friday.   I will have new toys and I want to create.   Oh yes… it is all about Stamping!

This is a quick post this morning showcasing another Merry Mistletoe card.    This is actually  a Gift Card holder because we all need those at Christmas.

Merry Mistletoe Gift Card Holder

Inside of the Gift Card Holder.

Merry Mistletoe Gift Card Holder

 

Check in tomorrow for another Merry Mistletoe Card.

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

Merry “Mistletoe” Christmas

By | August 1, 2017

Hi Stampers

If you are following along on my little piece of Cyber-World…. I have a question.    Is the font on my posts too small?

I have been playing with the font and if I enlarge it, it seems ridiculous, but this size, as posted today, seems small.    The quest is continuing for the perfect font/ size.   I am going to have to do a bit of research on the subject.   So if you check in to see what is happening and see a mismatch of fonts… you will know.

Last Saturday was the first of my Christmas Classes.    This one featured the “Merry Mistletoe” stamp set.   I know it seems like it is too early to start Christmas cards, but ‘Christmas in July’ is a popular card class.   It won’t be long before the kids are going back to school (in Canada), then it is September, then everything is full throttle towards the holidays.

Stampers came out and made 5 unique cards using the Merry Mistletoe stamp set.   There were two price points for this class giving the Stampers the option to go home with the Stamp set, paper and ribbon and another price point just for the Class.    I think this worked for everyone involved.

If you are ever looking for inspiration, look no further than the Annual Catalogue.   At one point it use to be called “Idea Book” and that is exactly what is it.    This first card is “almost” a direct copy of a card that is in the Catalogue.

Merry Mistletoe

 

I wasn’t sure how the original card was made, so I “winged” it.      I love the technique of taking marker to stamp…. we inked up only a few words on the sentiment and created a whole different phrase.     This is what the original phrase looks like:

Merry Mistletoe

Pretty awesome idea.

 

The Scoop

  • Merry Mistletoe stamp set
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
  • Layering Square Framelits
  • Layering Oval Framelits
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies
  • Softly Falling Embossing Folder
  • Be Merry Designer Series Paper
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • Real Red Marker
  • Garden Green ink pad
  • Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Dimensionals
  • Snail Adhesive
Thanks for stopping by,
Elizabeth, Your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
www.stampscrapandmore.com

Coffee and a Card, Stampin’ Up! Style

By | July 31, 2017

Hi Stampers

From June through to the end of September, I have set aside the last Wednesday of the Month to host a Coffee and a Card at Coffee Culture Cafe on Bramalea Road in Brampton.

I cannot tell you how much fun these are and how much I enjoy hosting them.    Yes the Stampers are coming out to make a card.   But more importantly they are coming out…… to socialize, meet other Stampers, have a coffee / tea, support me and support the Coffee Shop.     My goals isn’t to make money on these ventures ( I am taking time off my real job to do this!), but to bring it out into the community.     Each time we have an event, someone (not with our group), will provide positive feedback.   This month a lady getting coffee stopped me to enquire what we were doing.    It warmed my heart when she said it was so nice to see women so HAPPY.   In that context alone, it seems odd… women ARE happy, but the group last week, was chatting, laughing with each other (and most are not even familiar with each other), but they were having a good time.      The Manager came in at one point and shook my hand.    He was beaming that we were there.    Some customers arrived early and were having breakfast when I walked in…… the event is working!     I appreciate all of you that come out and support this little venture.

Now the funny part this month was when the Brampton Fire Department rolled up to the front of the Coffee Shop.    Oh No… we didn’t question why was the firetruck there… we were just happy that the Firemen were coming in.     They were coming in for coffee, but when they walked in and saw 14 women staring at them, they even asked what on earth was going on!.    You know I had to ask them for a picture with the group… and they obliged.      Of course I took credit for the excitement and told the Stampers I arranged the visit just for them (NOT!).

Coffee and a Card

Coffee and a Card Coffee and a Card

When I started these last year, I was worried that I would only get a few people to come out.   But it has grown and that makes me happy.    I hope that everyone is enjoying them as much as I am.    I go back to work after the event and my Boss comments on how I am beaming and so excited.    Just goes to tell you that I Love What I Do with Stampin’ Up!

This month we made a card using the new Carols of Christmas Bundle that will be released on August 1st.   This is an early release from the Holiday Catalogue that goes live to Customers on September 1st.

Carols of Christmas

 

The back of the card uses a sentiment from the Star of Light stamp set.

Coffee and a Card

If you want to see more posts from previous Coffee and a Cards, HERE is June’s 2017 event and October 2016 event HERE.

The Scoop

  • Carols of Christmas stamp set
  • Star of Light stamp set
  • Card Front Builder Thinlits die
  • Layering Square Thinlit die
  • Night of Navy card stock
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Old Olive ink
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Rhinestone
  • Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Dimensionals
  • Tear & Tape

 

 

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

A Bouquet of Flowers… just for you

By | July 30, 2017

Hi Stampers

A bit of a confession on my part but I have been dragging my butt.   After a month of sleeping 12 hours a day (when I can) and still feeling like crap, I decided (I was overdue) to go for a my annual physical.   And to no surprise, my Iron and B12 are both low.   I wasn’t surprised because this isn’t the first time.   I am back on supplements but it will take a while to get the levels back up.    I go back in 5 weeks for a checkup to see if things improve before he decides on the next step.     All I can think is this better correct itself before I go on vacation.   I can feel small improvements and have energy one day and will do everything I can…  then crash the next.   Saturday was the Merry Mistletoe Class and I felt great.   When everyone left and I put everthing away, I stayed up until 5:00 and couldn’t do it anymore… so to bed I went.    Today will be a down day of blogging / creating / catching up….. oh yes in my PJ’s.    So if you have been wondering why I haven’t been doing a lot of blogging, it is because I have been doing a lot of sleeping 🙂    Here is hoping things are getting better, my energy comes back, the foggy head and lack of concentration goes away and I  get back to ” my” normal.     It has been hard creating for classes and events, but it is getting better.

But now I am going to share some cards with you over the next few days… after all, that is why you are here.

Have you seen the Bouquet Bunch Framelits and the co-ordinating Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.    Isn’t it adorable.   And check out the Brick Wall made with the Embossing Paste.   That stuff is pretty addictive.    You can mix it with reinkers, glitter, etc.  More on that in future posts.     This is definitely a card for someone special.

Beautiful Bouquet

The Scoop

  • Beautiful Bouquet stamp set
  • Bouquet Bunch Framelits
  • Layering Ovals Framelits
  • Embossing Paste
  • Embossing Mask
  • Embossing Pallet Knives
  • Silicon Sheet
  • Pool Party card stock
  • Melon Mambo card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Whisteria Wonder card stock
  • Garden Green card stock
  • Elegant Eggplant card stock
  • Night of Navy ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Marina Mist ink
  • Flirty Flamingo ink
  • Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper
  • Pearls
  • Dimensionals
  • Multi Purpose Liquid Tombow
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Linen Thread

Next up, is Coffee and a Card that was held last week.   I cannot tell you how much fun these are and I am loving holding them at the coffee shop.   Check in tomorrow to hear all about it.

 

 

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

At Home With You, Christmas Card

By | July 23, 2017

Hi Stampers

The last Club card for July featured the “At Home With You” Bundle.   I love this set.   I had shared this card earlier when the Annual catalogue was released, but wanted to make it a Club card as well.

Card - Christmas

Open the door to reveal the “Merry Christmas”.

At Home

 

 

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

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