Daisy Delight Bundle – Stampin’ Up!

By | May 21, 2017

Hi Stampers

It is that time of year….. gearing up for the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.    My Catalogue Open House is scheduled for Sunday May 28th from 1:00 – 3:00.      With tomorrow being a holiday in Canada… and well the weather is lousy…. it is great timing.     I am hunkered down in my studio, I have movies lined up to play (for background noise) and the coffee pot is on.     I was feeling “creatively challenged” for the last few weeks, but I had a burst of energy and ideas this morning… woke up at 6:00 am and started.      Yeh me!

So what is the scoop with the Daisy Bundle?   I know… unfortunately the punch will be on back order when the catalogue goes live.    I had a Team Meeting last month and mentioned to them that I think this bundle will be VERY popular.   It is an excellent price point, you don’t need the Big Shot so it isn’t a huge investment and well the possibilities are endless.      The good news is that you will be able to purchase the Bundle starting in June…. you will receive the stamp set and the punch will follow when they are back in stock.        So why all the fuss about this bundle…..

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This makes me happy just looking at it.   I love how it turned out.     It is an inexpensive little milk bottle filled with River Rocks, the Daisys and some sprigs of filler stems.     It is topped off with a bow using the new Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon.   Ohhhh and I can’t forget the new Faceted Gems (I think they will be another hot item in the new Catalogue.).

 

What do you think?    Are you loving the bundle?

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

Door is Open, Come on In….

By | May 13, 2017

Hi Stampers

If you have ever attended an event, class, club, etc. at my home, you will know that I put a sticky note on the front door that says, Stampin’ Up!, Door is Open, Come on In.    I am usually scrambling around before the class looking for a sticky note and to be honest it doesn’t look very “artsy”.

I had an idea to make a sign using Stampin’ Up! product.     I am calling this my prototype.    It is on a magnetic sheet, but after making it I realized that my door is only metal from the knees down… the top is all glass…. one of those things that I didn’t think about before hand.      After making the sign, I also realized that I should have moved the Stampin’ Up! logo more to the right so it wasn’t as bunched on the left.    I am going to redo this on a piece of thin wood and use a suction cup to hang it from the glass part on the door.   Once I am done I will repost the final project and how it looks on the door.   I want to have it done for my New Catalogue Open House at the end of the month.

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

One, Two, Three, Four, Five

By | May 11, 2017

Hi Stampers

I was working on the Club Cards for May and needed some inspiration.    I had in mind that I wanted to use the stamp set “Number of Years” but had a brain burp and couldn’t think of anything original.    A quick search and I saw a card that Fran Sabad made.   I loved how simple and clean her card was and decided that was the card I was going to make.    If you are new to stamping….. we have a term for this…. .it is called “CASE” ing.  (Copy and Share Everything).   Good etiquette is to give credit to the creator.   So Fran… thank you for the inspiration.

It turns out I didn’t end up using the card for May’s Club Cards, but I thought it would make a great kid’s birthday card.    Mine is slightly different from Fran’s but I loved her bold colours and kept mine similar in the colours.

Card - Birthday

Card - Birthday

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

Jar of Love Bouquet for someone special

By | May 10, 2017

Hi Stampers

I am very happy to let you know that the “Jar of Love” stamp set and co-ordinating thinlits are returning into the new catalogue.    This is a classic stamp set that has so many possibilities.   The Ronald McDonald stamp set in the new catalogue co-ordinates with the thinlits….. love it when Stampin’ Up! does that.     My prediction…. it will be a hit!        This card was inspired from one I saw on “Laura’s Creative Moments”.

This is a card for someone special that needs some encouragement and support.      The jar was stamped on vellum card stock then embossed in white powder.     I added pool party ink to the back of the vellum, added clear embossing powder on top of the ink and heated it up.     It gives it the look of water.    That was a happy accident.   I had no intention of adding the clear embossing powder, but the ink was taking too long to dry (not sure if it ever would!) so I improvised.     Taaahhhh Daaaahh.    Don’t you love it when that happens?   Wink of Stella to some of the flowers, Rhinestones to the other flowers, a vellum firefly in gold and you have a bouquet of flowers for someone special.

 

Card - General

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

This Little Piggy

By | May 9, 2017

Hi Stampers

At Stampin’ Up! events they always hold a Prize Patrol(s)…. there is a whole lot of cheering, applause, hooting, banging on tables… you get the picture…. what we will do for a freebie 🙂   

At OnStage Toronto 2017 for the “All Attendee Giveaway” (there is a lot of hooting with this one), we all received the stamp set, “This Little Piggy”.      It is so stinkin’ cute.     I decided to use it for my April Thank You Cards.    I also used the new Wood Crate, cut it down to two slats (instead of the three).        The Designer Series Paper is Retiring but  it was one of my favourites (Succulent Garden).

Card - General

 

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

10 Year Stampin’ Anniversary

By | May 8, 2017

Hi Stampers

My 10 Year Stampin’ – Anniversary with Stampin’ Up! is on Tuesday May 9th.    Where did the time go?’

I will be honest, when I started with Stampin’ Up! I joined just for the discount.  After all, who doesn’t want a discount on their crafting supplies…. right?     I had no intention of holding Classes, Clubs, Events or attend Stampin’ Up! functions.      Then I got my first Customer, then a second.   In the first year I started a Club and would hold the odd class.   Nothing consistent – other than the Club.    10 years later, that same Club continues (with an original member), I have added a second Club, hold monthly card classes, New Catalogue Open Houses, specialty classes, Vendor shows and am delving into the area of Events – with a BINGO Event in June.

My Team, the Maple Leaf Stampers has grown in the past year from 3 to 11 and we are holding monthly Team Meetings where there is recognition, encouragement and training.      AND I LOVE IT!     Every aspect of it.   The support from my Customers and Team is encouraging and keeps me grounded and motivated.  Thank you to all.

To celebrate, I have a gift for you.   Any order, any type, any amount placed between May 1st and May 20th, 2017 (only in Canada), will receive a package of Rhinestones in June.    They are currently not available until the new Catalogue goes live.    I will keep track and package them up to send out in June.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement over the past 10 years.    Here is to another 10 years!

Celebrating 10 years with Stampin' Up!

 

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

Bingo – Stampin’ Up! Style… the date has been set

By | May 7, 2017

Hi Stampers

I am expanding on the variety of events I offer….. and am pleased to let you know that the date for Bingo – Stampin’ Up! Style has been set.

Check out this space.!!!    I have rented a Community Room at the Gore Meadows Community Centre for the Event.   I can’t wait!    This room has a full wall of windows that looks out onto a patio with concrete tables and bright yellow umbrellas.    If this works out, the possibilities are endless.

Events

  • At least 6 games of Bingo
    • 3 games of single line – each game with a prize
    • 3 games of multi line – each game with a prize
    • 1 full card game – with a special prize
  • Hundreds of dollars in Stampin’ Up! Prizes… all new from the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue.
  • Goodie Bag for each participant with $10.00 in product plus a $5.00 Voucher for any purchase the day of the event.
  • Goodies and Refreshments.
  • And… you will be making 3 complete cards.

Share the excitement and bring a friend.      This is a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Cost is $55.00 – RSVP and payment due by Saturday June 3rd so I can order all the prizes.    Contact me for more information @ info@stampscrapandmore.com

 

 

 

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

Maple Leaf Stampers – Team Meeting

By | May 6, 2017

Hi Stampers

Our Team Meeting in April focused on the Compensation Plan, new product, some Recognition, Prizes, Swaps and of course Make n’ Takes.

My goals with the Team Meetings is to make them informative, fun and inspiring and to send them home with a class that they can duplicate in their own businesses, for personal use or just for inspiration.     In April we had some recognition, Team Gifts, Prizes and even Mardi Gras beads. 🙂

Maple Leaf Stampers

 

All of the Team Members received a small Team Gift packaged in the new Crate.   Now check out those Maple Leafs.    OMG…. I was so happy when I saw that one of the new dies “Seasonal Layers Thinlits” had a couple of Maple Leafs… after all… our team name is the Maple Leaf Stampers.   I cut out a few of the leaves to put into each of the crate.

Maple Leaf Stampers

 

There are a bunch of Team Members missing from the get together – I hope that they will be able to come to the meeting in June.    May’s meeting will be done by Video.

Maple Leaf Stampers

 

These are the Swap cards for April.

Just like any Stampin’ Up! event… there are make n’ takes.    This month we focused on the Daisy Bundle (Stamp set and punch).    One of the cards was from OnStage.

Card - Thank You

Card - Thank You

Card - General

 

 

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

Stamp Club Cards – April 2017

By | May 5, 2017

Hi Stampers

Well this wasn’t planned but all of the Club cards in April uses product that is carrying over into the new annual catalogue.

I love Soft Suede and Very Vanilla together.   There is something so classic and elegant about the combination.   This makes a gorgeous Wedding card.

Card - Wedding

 

This is very similar to a card I made last year when this set first appeared in the Annual catalogue.   I can’t believe it took me almost a year to share it with the Club.    Thankfully it is carrying over into the next year.

Card - General

 

The last Club Card for April was a copy from the Artisan Design Team.    I love it when you can use a stamp set for something other than what it was meant for.    This flower is the Dragonfly Wings stamped in a circle.   The original card ended up getting damaged (I dropped it on a Stazon ink pad).   This is a card I made for the Store – the centre is contraband (but the new Faceted Gems will be perfect for this!)

Card - Birthday

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

Stamp Club Cards – March 2017

By | May 4, 2017

Hi Stampers

There are currently two Stamp Clubs…. one the first Saturday of the month and the second on the third Saturday of the month.    These are special days for me.   They feed my passion for stamping and their encouragement and support is limitless.   One stamper has been with me since my first Club 9 years ago.

The three cards for March are:

No Bones About It… this was a Display Card at the Canadian Business Conference.   Isn’t this darling?   Good news..this stamp set is carrying over into the new catalogue.   I have such a difficult time with kids cards… I think this fits the bill.   This was as a Martha Inchley creation and I knew I wanted to recreate it.

Card - Birthday

This card was for Easter.   It is very simple and clean and uses the stamp set “Best Birds” … and yes that is carrying over to the new catalogue.

Card - Easter

The last card for March uses the Everyday Hero stamp set.   Unfortunately this is not carrying over into the Annual catalogue.    I was late to the game in getting this set, but boy was it loads of fun.    It is hard to see on the card, but all of the roof lines were covered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add some detail to the roof edges.   The fun thing with this set is there is a boy Super Hero and a Girl Super Hero.

Cards - General

 

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