Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Holidays 2009!

Merry Christmas from the island of St. Maarten !!

I have a wonderful excuse for having been absent - we just returned from a wonderful 12 day Holiday Vacation to Florida followed by a wonderful cruise to St. Maarten, St. Lucia and St. Kitts!

Here we are in St. Lucia on Boxing Day - December 26th...
Yes that is our Carnival Cruise Ship in the backgroud of the photo below.

Yes of course I will show you a couple Christmas cards that I made and sent out prior to our vacation.

First to my Build a Bear fans, I made several Build a Bear Stampin' Up! Santa Cards using the Sizzix Big Shot and the following dies:   Stampin' Up! Bear, Stampin' Up! Beary Merry Originals Die, Petals a Plenty embossing folder and the Beary Nice Wishes Stamp Set.
 This is also one of the cards my customers made in some of my Stamp a Stack  classes in October and November.

Finally, here is a stunning card which I completely cased from a fellow demo sister of mine Heather Fosbery.   I very rarely love a card to case it 100% I often case a feature or colour combination, however not only did I absolutely love this card, but I had in stock all of the ingredients to use it in one of my Christmas card Stamp a Stacks and for some of my personal Christmas Cards I mailed out!  I hope you love it as much as I do!

 It is made with two of my favourite stamp sets - Dasher and Serene Snowflakes.
The saying is from the Four the Holidays stamp set.

I sincerely hope that you and your family celebrated a fabulous Christmas and I wish all of you the very best for 2010 !  Happy New Year and thank you for continuing to stamp with me :)

Wishing you all the Best in 2010!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Stampin' Up!'s Clear Mount Stamps - available January 5th, 2010

Over the past few years, Stampin' Up! has heard the enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! 

Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalogue and 2010 Sale-A-Bration brochure, Stampin′ Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount options.  Both brochures begin January 5th, 2010 !!!! Only a few short weeks away!!!

Stampin' Up's new clear-mount stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount stamps.
Clear-Mount Features
  • Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
  • Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist.
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  • Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
  • Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

Would you like to receive your personal copies of the Occasions Mini catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration brochure?  Send me an email and I'll be happy to mail one out to you in the New Year.  (sorry Canadian customers only).

Quick points I want to mention...

  • I am booking now for Sale-a-bration!! Book your January class or party with friends and get ready to earn FREE exclusive Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2010 products!! Contact me to schedule in your date. If you are not local to the Ottawa/Montreal areas then I am happy to offer Catalogue and Online parties! Just ask!

  • Stampin' Up! will be offering BOTH their original wood mounted stamps (W) AND their clear mounted stamps (C). You can select which style you prefer.

  • The Clear Mounted Stamps are less expensive!

  • The Clear Mounted Stamps allow you to see exactly where you are stamping your image - thanks to the clear block the stamp is mounted on!!

So excited for 2010 !!

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Card using the Specialty DSP w flocking, a half pearl and some glitter :)

Today I want to show you the Christmas card I made special for my dear friend Amy :)

She is one of the craftiest people I know - always up to date on the latest trends -
often even days ahead of me! lol.  She is the friend that I exchange cards with the most often. :)

For her card this year (yes she already received it!) I wanted to make something original that she hadn't seen me do yet. I had sooo many different ideas, and started several other cards. Then I realized...she has not seen Stampin' Up!'s amazing Specialty Designer Series Paper - (specifically the flocking!) in the Holiday Mini Catalogue!! And so, this card was born....

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales!! Sizzix Big Shot Dies at a Discount!!

Stampin' Up!'s 12 Days of Holiday Sales!!!

From now through December 22, 2009, you can save 15-25% on select Sizzix Big Shot dies and materials listed below.  This is the perfect time for last minute gifts and supplies before the holidays or think New Years projects!    Call or Email me to place your order today!

Did you know.. you can buy the Decor Elements Sheets in a Variety of Colours and run them through your Sizzix Big shot...creating your own Decor Elements (Vinyl Wall Art)? Imagine - your children's names on their Wall  - using the Big Shot Alphabets and the Decor Elements Sheets!! ***SUPER EXCITED***    

Here is a list of all the products included in the 12 Days of Holidays Sale:

Page #
Regular Price
Discounted Price
Flower Burst Embosslits die
Cherry Blossom Embosslits die
Thanks Embosslits die
Sweetest Stem Embosslits die
Hi Embosslits die
Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits die
Build a Flower #2 Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die
Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlits 4-Pack die
Hearts Set Sizzlits 4-Pack die
Tulipe Bigz die
Two Tags Bigz die
Fringed Flower Bigz die
Decorative Accents Bigz die
Flower Bigz Clear die
5-Point 3D Star Bigz die
Circle 3D Ornament Bigz die
Flower Layers w/Leaf Bigz die
Bird w/Leaves and Flower Bigz die
Perfect Setting Bigz XL die
Pennant Bigz XL die
Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL die
Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die
Pop-Up 3D Ball Bigz XL die
Matchbox Bigz XL die
Flower Layers Originals die
Kraft Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)
Dark Gray Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)
Chocolate Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)
White Décor Elements sheets 12" x 24" (2)
So Saffron Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Rose Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Taken With Teal Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Pretty In Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Bashful Blue Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Real Red Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Old Olive Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Black Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Night of Navy Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Certainly Celery Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Tempting Turquoise Décor Elements Sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Clear Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Pumpkin Pie Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Pixie Pink Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Sahara Sand Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Gable Green Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Basic Gray Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)
Chalkboard Décor Elements sheets 15" x 24" (2)

To see pics of the Big Shot Dies or Decor Elements Colours on Sale - click here.

To enjoy your savings contact me below.. I will ship directly to you! (sorry Canada Only)

Happy Savings!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Ornament Punch Card

Christmas Cards .... So many to many to send!

Over the next few days I will be posting pics of some of the ones that I will personally sent out this year.
I mailed half of them this morning....  YEAH!!!! What a feeling to know they are on their way!

As some of you know,
It took me several weeks before I finally bought the ornament punch...
Now, I am so glad that I did!!!
If you have attended one of my classes or workshops
 in late November or December this card may look familiar to you :)

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

20% OFF Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp Sets - 24 Hour Sale!

Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets that are retiring FOREVER! 

Many of the stamp sets currently on the Stampin' Up! Dormant List have been available for the past year and now it is time to say goodbye!  Don't miss out...get them before January 4th, 2010!

24 Hour Special from Jennifer DiMarco - 20% OFF
 - until 8:30pm December 10th, 2009.

Receive 20% off the regular price of any of the retiring stamps sets below when you place your order with me - Jennifer DiMarco- within the next 24 hours.   
*Yes the retiring sets can be added with other items you want from the Holiday Mini or Idea Book and Catalogue  (think your Christmas wish list!!) ... but the discount will only apply on the retired sets.

 The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010.
Item Number

 Stamp Set


 Back Woods


 Beautiful Baby


 Birthday Wish


 Branch Out




 Central Park


 Classic Sketches


 Classy & Fabulous


 Flowers in Silhouette


 Font of You


 For the Bride




 Friend by Definition


 Fun Flowers


 Garden Greetings


 Glad Friends


 Grand Soiree


 Hit the Road


 Lexicon of Leaves


 Man's Best Friend


 Ocean Commotion


 Playful Petals


 Polka Dot


 Putt Putt


 Quilt Quips


  Really Retro


 Sip by Sip


 Sweet Stems


 That's Funny


 Wonderful Watercolors 


  Para la novia


 Acuarelas Maravillosas

You can click on the links to see them and then contact me to place your order!

Enjoy your 24 hours of Savings!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Olympic Torch Relay - Vancouver 2010 front of our house...just before we headed out....

Here we are waiting for the Torch Relay to pass by us...
Did you notice the kids Olympic Mitts and Tuques (Hats)

Just one of the dozens of Vancouver 2010 buses!!!

Here it Comes!! Here it Comes!!

But first - let's take a pic at my kids favourite Mascots for the 2010 Olympics...
Meet Quatchi and Miga!

And here's me...with 1 of the 200 000 light up torch bottles made by Coke!!
They change colours - so cool!! We got TWO!!!
They are even numbered as to which limited edition you received!

Here it is....  I can't describe the feeling it is to see it pass this close to you!!
I didn't zoom in....I was right there.. RIGHT THERE!!
Super cool!!!

I am so proud to have been able to share this moment in Canadian History with my kids!!
Here they are...after a half hour later with the banner their school made :)

Catch the Olympic Spirit!!!

Snowman Soup Packages - 75 done, 25 to go!

Snowman Soup Packages

 Many of you heard me talking about my Snowman Soup Packages on Twitter
over the weekend and asked to see a pic of how I put them together...

So far- with help from my little elves (5 and 7 yrs old)- we have 75 done with only 25 more to go....

The kids give them to their classmates, teachers and my son's therapists.
Its a handmade way to give everyone important in our lives a special treat at Christmas time..

Here is a close up of the poem I use...
I adapted it a bit from one I saw years ago.

And here are the contents:
Hot Chocolate Package, Candy Cane and a lil bag of mini marshmallows...

Here are some other poems that I have seen used:

"Was told you've been real good this year
Always glad to hear it
With freezing weather drawing near
You'll need to warm the spirit
So here's a little Snowman Soup
Complete with stirring stick
Just add hot water, sip it slow
It's sure to do the trick!"


 A little cup of cocoa,
         I'm sending your way,
         For you to sip and enjoy,
         On some cold lonely day.

         As you sip this cocoa,
         It's warmth will warm your heart.
         Just like our friendship warmed mine,
         Right from the very start.


When the weather outside is frightful,
         Snowman Soup can be delightful.
         May it warm your spirit and your soul.
         Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

         When you feel a chill or 'burrrrrr',
         Use the peppermint stick to stir.
         Add hot water and sip it slow.
         Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.

Whichever you choose, I'm sure the recipient will love the handmade gift!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Cards Everywhere!

Christmas Cards....EVERYWHERE!

I am so happy with the fantastic orders I have been receiving for custom Christmas Cards.
 Those crafty (and not so crafty) customers and friends who just don't have the time,
have hired me to make their holiday cards for them!

I have so many styles and sayings to select from, but my most popular card for 2009
is using the Stampin' Up! Scenic Season Stamp set.  I love it, and apparently you do too :)

I even had one customer have me personalize the inside, address the envelopes and mail them out!
 A service I am happy to provide :)

You ask, I will see what I can do to provide :)

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Adorable Pillow Box - I LOVE IT Special Pricing - On the Sizzix BIG SHOT Too!!!

Oh My Goodness Where have the weeks gone??

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to post...I have been wonderfully swamped with Christmas Card Classes and Custom orders for Christmas Cards...I haven't had the time to for you !  :(

 I didn't want to go another day without here is a cute pillow box that I have seen on the Stampin' Up! website..and of course the special pricing that goes with it! ENJOY!!!

 I will post ingredients to the card/project I am showcasing and offer you  - my readers - 20% off the regular price of the items used in this project for the week!  I call it the I LOVE IT special price! 
Note - regular shipping charges still apply & I can only ship within Canada.

I Love It Special  20% OFF ALL PRODUCTS BELOW until December 11th, 2009

Adorable Pillow Box

SUPPLIES USED - 20% OFF Until December 11th, 2009 only from Jennifer DiMarco


Warm Words

Neutrals 8-1/2X11 Card Stock

Pretty In Pink 8-1/2X11 Card Stock

Melon Mambo Patterns Designer Series Paper

Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad

Pretty In Pink Classic Stampin' Pad

Chit Chat Rub-Ons

Stampin' Dimensionals

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine


Pillow Box Bigz Die                                                          

Happy Stamping!