Sunday, August 30, 2009

Scrapbook 12x12 Layout Circle Circus

For those of you who follow me on Twitter (stampingcanada)
here is the two page layout I was tweeting about with my son and his guinea pig :)

Here is page 1 (Left side)

Using the Circle Circus Stamp Set
Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede Textured 12x12
Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Extras: Top Note Die for the Sizzix Big Shot, Hodgepodge Hardware

Here is Page 2 (the right side)

For those who haven't already read my post about my son Palmar and his bond with his Guinea Pig Gisele - you can click here to a previous post.

If feels so awesome to scrapbook for me again...

Happy Scrapping!

Scrapbooking 8x8 On a Pedestal w In Colours

Currently I am scrapbooking in both 12x12 and 8X8.
I love the 8x8 scrapbook can really focus on single page layouts and one awesome photo that just says it all! Also, our the Stampin' Up! 8x8 albums are chipboard on board albums -so you can decorate them any way you wish..for whatever the occasion!

This page was completely cased by my downline and friend Michelle. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stamp Sets: On a Pedestal, Varsity Alphabet, Circle Circus
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

The pic was taken August 2009
and is of my daughter Bella at the edge of our pool :)

Happy Scrapping!

Welcome Baby Card and Bella's Creation.

Good Morning!
Last night I was creating alongside my daughter for some personal cards I need to mail out.

When I stamp with Bella I often used past In Colours - so I don't mind if she uses up my cardstock. I know, not nice Mommy right? But she creates A LOT and knows the difference between Stampin' Up!'s awesome quality and the paper from the big box stores. I don't want to squash her creativity and as my daughter, its okay she wants the best....retired cardstock!

If I ever have a customer who misses the awesome past In Colours - not a problem - I likely have packages stashed aside and could spare some.

Here is another one using the Wild About You Stamp Set and part of the retired Friends and Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit. Now onto a proud Mommy Moment....

Here is my proud Mommy moment - above and below is my 5 year old's masterpeice. She finds it very important to decorate the inside as well! The just for you part is from my table, but the rest - including the eyelet border punch on the bottom is all Bella! Unfortunately it was made with Rich Razzleberry Textured Cardstock...told you the girl has taste! :)

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stampin' Up! is in the NEWS for Convention 2009!

Stampin’ Up! is Featured in the News....

Several media outlets attended the Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 in Salt Lake City.

Deseret News, a local Utah newspaper, published a two-page spread about Stampin’ Up! on August 17th, 2009.

Click here to read the article.

You can also read about convention on Paper Crafts Magazine’s blog.

Finally, one of my favourites... thanks to Erika Martin, a fellow fantastic US Demo I am proud to say I met at Stampin' Up!'s Montreal Regional Seminar last year, featured fantastic up to date info and links! Even my blog was featured (even though my last name was spelled wrong... :) but that's okay! ) . If you click around you'll see so many articles Erika posted....thanks!! Erika and I not only share our love for rubber stamping and Stampin' Up!, but we are also both very proud Moms of children with Autism, and Autism Advocates.

If you are like me, you can't get enough of the inside scoop and pics on Stampin' Up!'s Convention 2009. It is an AWESOME time you never want to miss!

Next year's the Stampin' Up! 2010 Convention will be in Salt Lake City, Utah from July 21-24, 2010.

Join my Stampin' Up! team (if you haven't done so already) and we can travel together!! The $105 Mini Starter Kit Promotion is only available until August 31st, 2009. So don't delay, contact me today!!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Razzle Dazzle, Pun Fun and Circle Circus Cards

Good Evening!

Today I wanted to share with you two very different cards.

This first card is made using Stampin' Up!'s new Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set. I cased this card almost completely from my downline (and good friend!) Michelle - she creates such beautiful things! But of course I have to tweak it just a bit to make it workable for my classes and parties and of course put the Jen DiMarco touches on it! Her original one had clear embossing on the top and where I put the polkadot ribbon, she had a strip of Crushed Curry Cardstock.

Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade
Ink: Melon Mambo
Ribbon: Crushed Curry Polkadot Grosgrain

Don't yah just love it!

This next card I think is just so adorable! It is created for my Stamping 101 Class that I hold monthly for new Stampers, or those just trying to get back into the swing of things. I always show how the simple cards with no bling - can also be fantastic! If you ever need a quick and easy card - how cute would this be?

It is made using the following:
Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, Circle Circus
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay
Ink & Marker: Bermuda Bay

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Stampin' Up! The More the Merrier Stamp Set

For some reason today I have been in a Fall kind of mood. Perhaps because the sun has disappeared, and cloudy skies have been upon me all day! Anyhow, here are some more cards made using Stampin' Up!'s The More the Merrier Hostess Level 3 Stamp Set

This Give Thanks Card is made with:
Stamp Set: The More the Merrier (Hostess Stamp Set - book your party today!)
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade
Punches: Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, Circle 1 1/4, Circle 1 3/8
Ribbon: Dusty Durango Polkadot Grosgrain

Here is another Fall inspired card - Pumpkins!

This card is made using:
Stamp Set: The More the Merrier (Hostess)
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry Polkadot Grosgrain
Markers: Dusty Durango In Colour Marker

Have a great night..I'm off to my Lasalle for my hostesses Stampin' Up! party.
Book in your own party or class dates.... and you too can earn FREE Stampin' Up! products!

See you all tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cards made with Secret Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit

Today I wanted to post a few pics of cards that my dear friend Cecilia
made with leftover bits of her Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit.
This kit is now retired, and no longer available for purchase, but the cards are still awesome!

There is actually no stamping at all on these cards
... she only used the cardstock stickers that come in the kit.

You can add a stamped greeting or image or two, as well as some 3D elements (brads, ribbon) if you would like...but as you can see, you don't have to. They make beautiful cards on their own.

Simply Scrappin' Kits - not just for scrapbooking! Hope you liked Cecilia's creations!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Great Friend and The More the Merrier Stamp Sets

Good Morning!

I'm back home in Montreal, and happy to be home after a good nights sleep in my own bed with my fabulous husband who the kids and I have missed very much this past week. Unfortunately he has to work... so the kids and I can play! Thanks sweetie ;0)

Before I get into unpacking, laundry and groceries mode I wanted to post two more pictures of cards I made while up at the cottage.

I just love this one! I'm definitely going to have my customers at this week's Stampin' Up! party make it!! Hope I have enough DSP left! lol.

I love the sentiment - it reads: You're a friend who makes good times great.

Stamp Set: Great Friend (awesome set to own!!)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade
Ribbon: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain

The next one is a holiday card ... I just adore these snowmen!!

Stamp Set: The More the Merrier (hostess set)
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry Polkadot Grosgrain
Markers: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry
Punches: Oval, Eyelet Border

Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Animal Stories, Pun Fun and In Colours

I had a such a fabulous day and evening in Ottawa, Ontario today visiting customers, downline, and friends! I do miss living in this city *frown*... but I'm very happy and lucky to come back every two weeks for my Stampin' Up! hostesses (and some sushi with friends too!).

Above is a card I made last night and really enjoy - hope you do too.

It was made using the new Stampin' Up! Animal Stories stamp set & Best Yet (retired)
Cardstock is the In Colours: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade
In Colour Markers: Crushed Curry and Soft Suede

Here's the latest creation....

This one is from this morning using a Tri-Fold Technique:

Stampin' Up! Pun Fun Stamp Set
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade (yup, I'm using it on everything!)
Ribbon: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Grosgrain
In Colour Markers: Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay

Above and below are two more views so you can see how its made
and where I can write my greeting.

Hope you liked them!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Asian Artistry & In Colours ... beautiful combination!

I just finished mounting and playing around with my Asian Artistry Stamp Set.

The cardstock is Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 In Colours: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade
Extras: Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Razzleberry & Old Olive Markers

Asian Artistry is a Level 2 Hostess Set - which can be earned only by hosting a Stampin' Up! card and/or scrapbooking party, or putting in a large Stampin' Up! order with me.

Note: I do have hostesses all over Canada who have catalogue parties and combine orders with friends so they can receive all the amazing hostess benefits. Sometimes they place the order all by themselves - lol ! (We all do it...just don't admit to it!)

There is also a FANTASTIC hostess special coming up in September 2009! I'll reveal the details in future posts!! But you're gonna love it!

Above is another sample this time using Stampin' Up!:
Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry In Colours.

The ribbon is the Crushed Curry Polkadot Ribbon - but I flipped it over - so no polkadots show! Yes - there are 2 sides to this amazing ribbon - the polkadot side and the non polkadot side! So cool - I'll post pics of that in my next post!!

Finally - Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry cardstock paired with the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. I LOVE this paper - can you tell? lol.

That's it for now...

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Razzleberry Lemonade and Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 In Colours

Good Evening!

Tonight I wanted to post a few pics of my latest creations.

Of course I am using the new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! In Colours.
Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
and the amazing Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Razzleberry polkadot grosgrain

In this next pic I decided to colour some flowers from my Pretties Kit, with my 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! In Colour Markers. Note - they do need time to dry! lol. I was too eager and put the card together. Demos can make mistakes too! You'll see in the pic where the Melon Mambo bled onto the Designer Series Paper and the Crushed Curry flower. Eeep!

These Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 In Colours:
Melon Mambo
Crushed Curry
Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper

Where am I this week? My last week at the cottage of course!
I spent a day in Ottawa doing a private class and delivering some orders...(hence the lack of posts until today). But for the next few days, the kids and I are this paradise, until my Stampin' Up! Party in Ottawa, then I'm back in Montreal!
Wouldn't you love to eat dinner with a glass of wine with this as your view?

Have a great night!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 - Head Office & Distribution Centre

As the 2009 Stampin' Up! Convention has come to a close in Salt Lake City, Utah
I received a couple of emails about Stampin' Up! Headquarters in Riverton, Utah.
So today I have decided to enclose just a few pics...

Above is the Convention Centre where the thousands and thousands gathered. Notice they decorated it for Stampin' Up! with the 2009 theme
Inspire, Create, Share .

Now onto Riverton - and SU Headquarters.....

Here is the pic of the famous Stampin' Up! Rock.

And ready.... HERE IT IS!! Stampin' Up! Headquarters. AMAZING!!

Inside the Atrium. Can you imagine working here???

Oooohh...the Stampin' Up! Distribution Centre

From what I've been told its over 300 000 square feet!!!
Over 100 employees work to get our orders picked, packed and shipped to us!!

Now I jump back to some of my favourite pics from inside Headquarters.
Full of ideas for kids rooms - in SU Style!
Chalkboards at the kids level! this room

There is also the Stampin Up! Legacy Museum
which showcases the amazing 21 year history and Shelli Gardner
our fantastic CEO and co-founder of Stampin' Up! and her family.

Here is a cool look at the stamp templates used during the manufacturing process of the Stampin' Up Heartfelt Thanks stamp set.

And finally .... just so you have a visual.. Here is a pic of the thousands and thousands
of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators at Convention!

Wanna be there Next year??? 
Stampin' Up! Convention July 2010

Happy Stamping!