Monday, March 30, 2009

Canada eh?

Happy Monday!
Today I thought I would share with you a photo that was taken and showcased in National Geographic magazine (so I read). I just LOVE IT!!!
When I was a little girl, I would drive every summer with my Mom and one of my sisters from Winnipeg to Gatineau and each drive gave me such an appreciation for our country!! I used to collect postcards from all the towns that we stopped in along the way. Postcards was my first collection..and I always picked the ones with the moose. I don't know why, it just *screams* Canada to me.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy it :)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Brother and Sister Scrapbook Page

Good Morning!
I realized last night that I haven't posted any scrapbook pages that I've done yet.. so I pulled out
this one for you.
It is a very simple layout using textured cardstock as the 12x12, though I don't think the picture shows that, some DSP (designer series paper), double stitched ribbon, cardstock stickers from one of our simply scrappin' kits and of course some rub ons.
This page features pics of my two babies when they were babies. They are two years apart, but I love comparing their pictures at around the same age to see the resemblance. I love 'em soo much! My daughter was the chubby one as a baby - so cute!! They're 6 and 4 now :)
I hope you get some stampin' or scrappin' in this weekend!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's all about LOVE :)

Happy Tuesday!

This is a georgous card that is so simple, but so perfect! Here is the list of supplies used. I hope you like it too:

It’s All About Love Card

Stamps• Bella Toile stamp set • Big Deal Alphabet stamp set

Paper• Old Olive card stock• Rose Red card stock

Ink• Brocade Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad• Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories• Whisper White taffeta ribbon• White Stampin’ Emboss® powder• Rich Regals brads• Greatest Moments Rub-Ons• Stampin’ Dimensionals®• Crafters’ Tool Kit• Corner Rounder punch• Scallop Border punch

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just got my new Stamp It Magazine!!

While at the grocery store, I happen to come across this magazine...and as I flipped through it, I had to have it! I don't know about you, but when I first started this addiction, I had to control myself with my magazine subscriptions. My son's school in September comes out every year with a fundraiser via magazine subscriptions - and the have SOO many crafting ones to choose from!! This year, due to budget restrictions, I did not renew ANY. I know - crazy!! But I did - I cut myself off cold turkey. To be honest, I haven't missed it all that much...until TODAY. As soon as I put this new Stamp It in my hands...all those feelings flooded back...getting all the magazines delivered to your door. Sitting down, flipping through all the beautiful samples...seeing all the new tools...and latest scrapbooking accessories. ooooohhhhh aahhhhhh.

Alas, here I am again... I've come to a stage in my life where I realize I am spending more time on the internet looking at my "craft porn" than I am actually STAMPING in my craft room. Darn that portable laptop!! Do you have the same addiction?? Spending hours upon hours on sites like Splitcoast?? And now you tube videos.... oooohhhhh.. Is there help? Stampers anonymous?? I should join up!

All this to say - if you haven't already gotten your hands on the newest Stamp It Magazine - don't delay. You won't be disappointed!! Or come on over and flip through mine :) We can ooohh and ahhh over a cup of coffee together!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

In Color Combination Chart

Spring is on its way....

I just know it! I have grass in the front and the back of the house :) The kids have been jumping on the trampoline - and swinging on the swings... I LOVE warm weather! Makes me wonder why I ever moved back to Canada from Texas?? lol.

Today's share is the link and picture to the In Colour Combinations. Many of my customers find it so helpful - so I thought I'd share it with all. Click on the title of this post for the hyperlink.



Friday, March 20, 2009

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kit - 3 payment plan option

3 Easy Payments Option for the Demonstrator Starter Kit is here!

In these challenging economic times, you might consider the up-front cost of signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator a financial barrier. In an effort to help you, Stampin’ Up! has a great new plan!

From now till April 30th, you can sign up to be a new demonstrator and take advantage of the 3 easy payment plan! With just an initial partial payment, you can get your Starter Kit right away and start building your business. Two subsequent monthly payments will take care of the rest.
But, don’t wait till April…now is the time to sign up! With the discounted Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit price (only in March) and the Three Easy Payments option, they’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of two great financial benefits at once.

~Please note: to sign up with the 3 easy payments-you will have to send in the required paperwork to Calgary Head office to be received by March 31st. Please contact me for paperwork at .

Payment Breakdown until March 31st, 09 (with Sale-A-Bration Special)
Starter Kit Payment
Payment 1~charged at time kit is entered
$69.68 (plus pst)
$129.68 (plus pst) if Stampin' Memories Add on is chosen

Payment 2~charged around April 15th

Payment 3~charged around May 15th

Total Payment
$209 + FREE stamp set for regular starter kit
$269 + FREE stamp set with extra stampin memories add on

Payment Breakdown from April 1st to April 31st, 09

Payment 1~charged at time kit is entered
$83 (plus pst)
$143 (plus pst) with Stampin' Memories Add-on

Payment 2~charged around April 15th

Payment 3~charged around May 15th

Total Payment
$309 with Stampin' Memories Add on

Need more info? Contact me for more details...

Important notes:
If you join BEFORE March 31st, you will get 15% off the regular kit price AND a free stamp set of your choice! BUT, you have to sign up with paperwork, and not online…so, we have to act quick so I can get the papers to you and then received to Calgary by the 31st of March!

SAVE even more…you don’t have to pay shipping or gst on the kit!

Don’t worry, if you’re not extremely creative…you’ll receive TONS OF IDEAS you can use from my private team blog and yahoo group. If you join with me, you’ll join a group of over 500 amazing ladies across Canada who love to share ideas!

PLUS, you’ll have access to Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Demonstrator Website with hundreds of templates, class ideas, training video’s and tips galore!

To remain active, you have a low minimum commitment of $400 per quarter! If you have host 1-2 average workshops every 3 months-you’ve done it!

What do you have to lose?! If you try it and it doesn’t work for you…there’s no penalty AND you’ve received some great products at an awesome discount!

BUT if it turns out you love it….you will have the chance to make money to add to your monthly income, save on your stamping supplies, make great friends along they way AND have a chance to earn free stamps, free monetary rewards and maybe even a FREE TRIP!

I’d love to help you meet your goals with Stampin’ Up!…whatever they might be!
Contact me now to get the Registration Papers for the 3 easy payments for your Starter Kit! (But remember, to get 15% off the kit AND a free stamp set-we have to get the papers to Calgary by the last day of March!)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Stamping Studio

Good Evening!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in several days...the beautiful weather kept my family and I quite busy this week!

For today's post, I thought you might like to see my stamping studio from my Open House last month (February 2009). The second picture is of the dozens and dozens of Stampin' Up! products I had for sale at my Open House.

My Open Houses are always such a wonderful time for my club members, past hostesses and customers! Club members and past hostesses are welcome to arrive 2 hours early for first dibs on my sale table. Items are marked up to 80% off the regular price!! I also welcome my customers to bring items that they are no longer using to sell or trade with other customers! Its is one of the best features of the evenings!!

I hope you enjoy!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Decor Elements Candle Bowl and Shower Curtain

Candle Bowl Project
Decor Element Flowing Flowers in black
Clear glass bowl
Coloured decorative marbles
Floating Candle

Shower Curtain
Decor Elements Flowing Flowers in black
Clear Shower Curtain
Moss Shower Curtain

I'll post more about the Decor Elements Line in future. I hope you liked the video!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Decor Elements Training - CLICK HERE to view!

Decor Elements Video Training by Jaron Winder at Stampin' Up!
Click to see why this line of products we sell is so popular in Montreal!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Embrace Life - final sample

Good Morning,

This is the last post I'll make for a while with the Embrace Life Stamp Set. I'm sure you can see now why that class is always such a popular one with my customers!

Notice in this sample that I did some paper piercing on the corner of the whisper white cardstock. I did this in a very easy pattern using my crafters tool kit - specifically the piercing tool and mat pack. Its amazing how a few holes make a card that much more elegant.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Embrace Life - another sample to tempt you!

Good Afternoon!

Here is another card I made with the embrace life stamp set! I just love the simple elegance that this stamp set allows!

I hope you find time to stamp today!


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Embrace Life Stamp Set - one of my all time faves!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! It looks like Spring is finally coming. I have some grass in both my front and back yard - let's hope it stays!

I wanted to share with you one of my favourite stamp sets - Embrace Life . Over the next few days I will post more samples for you to see. I have run several classes exclusively with this stamp sets and my fellow customers have always been pleased with the results! I hope you like them too.

Have a great night sleep!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Botanical Blooms - FREE During Sale-a-bration

Until March 31st, 2009 you can earn this stamp set for FREE through Sale-a-bration!! For every $60 you spend, you may select FREE of charge one of six Sale-a-bration stamp sets! This is one example - and such a beautiful one at that! It is available in both English and French. Sale-a-bration stamp sets are exclusive stamp sets that will never be available for purchase. You may only earn them for FREE during Sale-a-bration - which ends March 31st, 2009.

You can view the entire Sale-a-bration mini Catalogue here:

Contact me today!

Love earning FREE Stampin' Up! Products!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Definitively Decorative

One thing that I LOVE about Stampin' Up! is that they have stamp sets and accessories for ALL of your needs.
Above is a sample of some of our Definitively Decorative Stamp Sets - which means - that they were created especially for decorating your home!
When you flip through your Idea Book and Catalogue and see a stamp set with the letter D to the left of the stamp set name - that symbolizes that it is part of our Definitively Decorative Line of Stamp Sets.