Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Stampin' Blends



You heard right!  Stampin' Up! has alcohol markers!  I have been playing with mine for the past few weeks and have to share...I'm in love!  I love colouring so much more when there is no streaks and you can easily add depth with blending!  Vibrant colours and so easy to work with! Love love love!

Some of the features of the new markers are:
  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

Check out this video to learn more!


Contact me to learn more or shop now!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

It's time to Share!

The new catalogue is so amazing!  Do you agree?  If you haven't looked through one yet, and need a copy, please let me know and I will get one out to you!  There are so many amazing new colours, ribbons, papers and more that is so hard to know what to buy first!  If you are like me, and you might like to own it all, then product shares might be the perfect fit....well unless you want to sign up as a demonstrator and then you would save and make money while you shop!   Familiar with shares?  No, well if not, they are the perfect way to get a sample of all new colours and products in one bundle!  You get the selection you want, without having to purchase a full package or roll of each!  Plus you aren't limited to one share, sign up for as many as you would like!

For more information check out this link Product Shares





Monday, April 10, 2017

Retiring Products List



It is that time again that is very emotional for all!  Sad for some as we say good-bye to favourites and exciting for others as we prepare for the new calatogue!!!    Yes I am feeling excitement as we anxiously await the new catalogue!  So be sure to check out our retiring items list from our 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs before the sun sets on these items May 31! These items are going away forever, so don’t miss out on getting those items you need...or want!  Plus, select retiring products have discounts of up to 50%!  All retiring items will be available through May 31 or while supplies last. Yes please note "while supplies last"!  So don't miss out!  (PS yes I repeated myself, as it happens every year, some one forgets or misses getting something! Tee hee) !  Here is the link Retiring List!  Shop now!


Monday, February 6, 2017

A special custom order...

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing the smiles that my creations bring to others!   Recently it was seeing the reaction to a card I designed for a custom order for a very special day.  This order was for a wedding card, something more special than just a "store bought" one...that is how it started...and my customer was pretty much giving me free range to make whatever I wanted.   This isn't always as easy as it sounds, as many of us know.  So I recruited the help of one of friends, who is an amazing card maker, and together we worked on what would be the most ornate card either of us had made!   It turned out better than I imagined and the friend that ordered it was elated by its beauty!  I believe it will be treasured by the happy couple that just tied the knot this past weekend!  I am very excited to share this creation with you!





Yes the frame is created to hold a picture!  Hopfully turning this card into a gift for the couple to share a wedding picture in too!


Thank you Meagan for your help in creating this beautiful creation!



Retired Stampin' Up! products: Artisan Embellishment Kit, Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Bird Builder punch and Punch Potpourri Stamp set.
Non-Stampin' Up! Products: Frame diecuts and Label diecut


Friday, January 13, 2017

Birthday Banner





Okay I think I am officially hooked on banners!  It might have been a little predictable since I love working with the Big Shot but I did not see it coming.  As much as I love 3D projects, I don't make many....not really sure why but I do know that banners are my mojo at the moment!  I want to thank Emily Campbell, a demonstrator in NZ for her Christmas Banner, that I cased and shared as a class in November, as that is when it all started!  

As soon as I started flipping through the pages of the new Occasions Catalogue, I was searching for what paper and designs should I start with to make a banner!  I have to admit, Stampin' Up! did not make it easy on me, as the Designer Series Paper is amazing in the new catalogue!  It even looks good in the catalogue!  If you are like me, I am much more impressed with our papers once I see them in "real life" since as hard as Stampin' Up! tries, and I know they try hard, the true essence of the paper can not be captured by a camera!  It comes alive in your hands...okay maybe not alive, but it does appear with more brilliance and depth than I can ever see!  I absolutely love the new Cupcakes & Carousels Designers Series Paper!


I have made my first banner using the assortment of colours incorporated in this paper collection as I also wanted to have fun with the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit!  This made making this banner so much fun and easy with embellishments at my finger tips.  Below is a picture of the contents of this kit.


Here is a picture of the banner I made and then a few close up pictures so you can see more of the details.  I did use the Lift Me Up, Balloon Adventures and Foxy Friends bundles to add more stampes and shapes too!


Balloons, bows, foxes and fun!


Did I mention I was hooked on banners?  Oh yes I did, so watch out as I am just about finished a banner using the opposite side of this collection of paper so it is highlights Bermuda Bay, So Saffron and Early Espresso!  Yay!  Watch for it...I will be posting it next week!

And since designing is no fun alone, I am offering this banner for you to make in a class...check under Classes & Events to learn more!



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!  What better way to welcome in 2017 then with a new catalogue and a party!  Yes both the new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration party are here!  If you haven't seen the new catalogue yet and need a copy, drop me a note and I will hook you up as you don't want to miss it!  As for Sale-a-bration, well it is most definitely my favourite party of the year!  It is a party that every can participate in, specials for you to join Stampin' Up!, on purchases and for parties!  So you don't want to miss it!  Good news, the party started and continues until March 31st, 2017!  Woot woot!  Put your hands up in the air....and let's party!



New Occasions Catalogue!  It is simply amazing!  After some cold and busy holidays here on Vancouver Island, I am so excited to start working on Spring!  Okay maybe I do feel love in the air and will start with some Valentine cards, but either way, I am thinking no more red and green for a bit and spring colours here I come!  Did I saw colour??  Yes I did.  I'm so excited that to try, use and teach with our new watercolour pencils!  Oh ya, adult colouring being taken to all new level here!  I loved the class I taught in the fall when we made colouring books using the Stampin' Up! stamps and ink and now we get to colour them!  Can you say hear my excitement?  I hope so!  I love colouring!  And oh my it is so relaxing!  Work, kids, stress...what I am supposed to take care of those things too....I guess so, but not when I'm colouring!   Ha ha, only teasing, I have the whole family colouring...that is what is so incredible about colouring!  It is definitely for all ages and watercolours are very forgiving making it easy for all ages too!


Yay!  Sale-a-bration fun time!  




I love Sale-a-bration!  I truly do!  I love it for the excitement and great times with my crafting friends, my new team members (whom are also my crafting friends) and for all the FREE stuff that everyone gets! Who doesn't like a party like that!  

If you have any questions on any of these great offers, please contact me!  If you can't wait and want to order today, please use hostess code DUUF29T4 for all orders under $200.  






Thursday, December 1, 2016

Retiring List


Tis the season!  As the holiday season quickly appoaches, so does the end of 2016!  Just like we say good-bye to 2016, we also have to say good-bye to some of our new favourite products!  Or if you are like me and do not want to say good-bye, then it is time to stock up and make sure you own your favourites!  Yes I you caught me, I have already placed an order this morning prior to writing this post as I just couldn't miss out on them!  But I promise I will place more orders.....okay that definitely sounded differently in my head....don't tell my hubby that I just promised to place more orders as I am quite confident he will here that as me going shopping yet again!  Ha ha!  Yes more coffee might be needed this morning as I can tell with my writing that I am not very focused...or maybe it is just all those items that are on sale and retiring that I must still have!!!

Well I do not mean to make you wait any longer, so here is the list of retiring products! 




Shop now!  Also please use the hostess code T6ZYJUF9 for all orders under $200.