Thursday, September 7, 2017

September is here - time to get creating!!

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited that the 2017 Holiday Catalogue is here! And from what I am hearing, you are getting excited too . . . 

I can't wait for you to see all the great new stamps, papers, ribbons and creative tools available for you. You can view the 2017 Holiday Catalogue at my online store, or download the catalogue from the image to the right. If you are an out of town customer of mine, I have mailed you one - if you are local to our Maple Ridge area, please stop by at one of my events to get yours! You really will want your own copy so you can take in the amazing and fun ideas and gorgeous samples.

My Catalogue launch event is coming soon! I will have samples and new products so you can see for yourself how awesome they are. Don’t want or need all the products – then check out the many kits as they have everything you need to make some gorgeous cards with only adhesive, inks and stamps required (and some kits have it all!) Watch for your email invitation 🙂

I still have some Retired Products for sale in my Stampin' Studio, so let me know when you want to come by and take advantage of all the bargains - most items are 50% off – it’s definitely worth taking a look!

Check out this link to sign up for our Ronald McDonald House fundraiser - you won't want to miss it on Saturday, October 14th - and now that September is here, tickets are going fast!!

Remember to sign up for your Paper Pumpkin kit at 50% off - only until September 10th!! The kits are so much fun - you won't want to miss out! You can even buy refills of kits you love once you are a member! Click on the link for easy sign up!

Make it Mondays starts again September 18th – from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Although this is a “drop-in” style of event, please let me know you are coming so I prepare enough kits for you and your friends! Cost is $5.00 to make the featured cards or free with any $25 order. You can send me an email or text, or message me on Facebook. This is a fun way to add cards to your box so you are ready for any event . . . plus you can take them home as samples to recreate with your own products - win/win!!

Can’t wait to see you and share the fun 😊

As the summer heat cools into fall I wanted to share a project in my Newsletter featuring one of the new stamp sets from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. You'll be glad to have a go-to stamp set, like Painted Harvest, to spark your creativity. I know sunflowers are usually yellow tones - but I am having fun making different flowers with other colours - try it yourself!

Painted Harvest Stamp Set
The new Painted Harvest stamp set makes this card bloom with personality. Don't let this gorgeous card fool you, it's easy to create with just a few supplies. You can make something that looks amazing, but doesn't take a ton of work, especially with this stamp set. It's just what I look for when I want to make a bunch of cards quickly. Follow these few steps to make it now!

Stamp Inside Card
Score 5-1/4" x 8" Whisper White cardstock at 4" on 8" side. Ink larger flower layer with Marina Mist. Stamp off.
Stamp on inside top right corner. Stamp small flower layer with Dapper Denim.

Stamp Card Front
Stamp leaves with Lemon Lime Twist & Wild Wasabi. Stamp flower center and dots with Lemon Lime Twist.
Fold card and repeat stamping steps on card front.
Leave top right corner blank. Fill in with Wild Wasabi leaves for variety.

Fold Corner
Fold top right corner down towards the center of the card. The fold should be about 2-3/4" to 3" from the top on the right edge.
Use the Bone Folder to neatly crease the fold into place.

Final Touches
Adhere the corner flap down. Stamp greeting with Dapper Denim ink.
Adhere folded card piece to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Dapper Denim cardstock.
Add a gold circle Metallic Enamel Shape to the tip of folded corner to finish the corner fold effect.

Try the idea with another stamp set and be sure to let me know how you did!

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Paper Pumpkin 50% off deal plus new Catalogue September 1st

Hi everyone - if you are like me you have been enjoying summer, getting out to visit with family and friends, and now you are just about ready to get back into a regular routine which I REALLY hope includes some card making and/or scrapbooking time!

The 2017 Holiday catalogue debut is just a few days away . . . and sneak peaks have been shared all over Pinterest by demonstrators who got in their early pre-orders. Since I spent so much time travelling and camping in our new trailer, I'm way behind - but I will be making it up to you over the next few weeks! If you haven't got your Annual or Holiday catalogue yet, let me know and I can arrange delivery or mail it out if you live out of town.

 Get in on the Paper Pumpkin Savings - Sign up NOW!

New subscribers who join Paper Pumpkin before September 10 will get September’s kit—including everything they need to make stunning fall-themed projects—all for an introductory 50% off! It’s a great price for a beautiful kit—and you may even want to buy extras! That's one of the best things about being part of Paper Pumpkin - you can buy extra kits, or previous kits as they become available on the site. No one else can buy them - so a special perk for being a part of the Paper Pumpkin Club!


Contact me or go online here and get your order in by September 10th - you don't want to miss out on the fabulous new kits that are coming our way each month - perfect to do with kids or to take on your travels for rainy day fun!

And watch for more news on a special Host Stamp Set coming in September for you - host a party at either your place or mine, or do an online one with your friends that have a wish list ready to go. I can help you put it all together and you can earn this special stamp set, in addition to all the regular rewards. Here's a teaser to show you what's coming!

So many fun ideas from our Stampin' Up! design team for this new set - you are going to love it for making cards and tags or to stamp around your holiday layouts!

Are you like me and need that morning coffee to get you going? Then I'm sure you are already in love with the Coffee Break Suite on p 31 in the Annual Catalogue. They were first on my list when the catalogue came out - and I have been having fun playing with them and sharing them with coffee friends. Look at the fab samples of the papers, embellishments as well as the stamps and framelits. And the bundle saves you 10% - it's only $59.25 for the complete set of stamps and framelits.


What you don't know if you haven't looked at your Holiday Catalogue is that there is a coordinating stamp set called Merry Café on p 46 that is perfect for fall and winter themed cards. Here's a card I made for a recent swap, that has some sneak peeks of new papers and ribbons, too and I made a variation by reversing the colours. Which one do you like best?? 

And a reminder, if you haven't signed up for this year's Ronald McDonald Stamp-a-Stack fundraiser you can still get a spot by clicking on this link - but hurry as tickets are limited and going fast. it's on Saturday, October 14th - see the link for all the details. Can't wait to see you again :-)

Until next time, Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Ronald McDonald House Stamp-a-Stack Fundraiser is coming - book now!!

Hi everyone -

I know you have been asking when this year's Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser is going to happen - we finally have a confirmed date so mark it on your calendars, for Saturday, October 14th AND get your tickets before they are gone!

Here's the link so you don't miss out - remind your friends to sign up too, or do it for them!

Our coordinator Melva will confirm your place, once she receives your etransfer - so don't delay.

A photo reminder of the prize tables last year - there were some amazing items to be won! 

And this was my card story board - this year the cards will all be Christmas and holiday themes - perfect for getting a head start on your own card ideas!

It's such a fun event to be part of, and I'm looking forward to seeing many of you again this year :-) If you have any questions, please contact me right away as I know tickets will go fast.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

It's Summer!! Time for Memories & More

Hi everyone - summer has arrived and hoping you are making plans to enjoy it with your family and friends. Stay safe in your travels and make some time during each day to write down the fun (and not so fun) things you did  - so great to look back on the highlights of each day and it makes it so easy when you are ready to scrapbook your trip or event!

My July Newsletter is all about making sure you can keep up with your "Memories & More" with Stampin' Up! and their new line of memory keeping products. They are all laid out for you on pages 190 - 193 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. Lots of picture ideas too! They are super reasonable so you can pick up more than one - I've already got the Perfect Days Card Pack featured in my newsletter to take with me on my travels so I can add to my albums when I get the chance. Take a look at all the products I can choose from in this pack - and some ideas from the SU artists!

The cards are perfect for a quick card too when you need to celebrate someone's special day while you are away . . . bring some  pre-cut to card size Whisper White Cardstock with you and some envelopes (or even better a pack of Notecards & Envelopes) and you are ready for the unexpected! I can fit what I need in a 12" x 12" paper tote which lies flat and out of the way until I am ready to create.

Here's a couple of the other Card Packs for you to see - there is so much in each pack - it's no wonder I can use them for more than scrapbook pages! Love the colours and sticker sheets in the Color Theory Packs :-) and the Petal Garden set is so pretty! Did you notice that SU lists their colours (under the catalogue item) that coordinate with your choice so you can easily add ribbons, embellishments, inks and cardstock that will always go with your card or pages!

Click here to shop now or let me know what you'd like me to add to your next order!

Back to packing for my next camping trip!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale starts tonight (and so does my RETIRED Products Event)!!

 Hi everyone -

Wow - when Paper Pumpkin wants to get our attention they sure do it in a big way - with a 24 hour FLASH Sale starting tonight June 29th at midnight (11:59 pm Mountain time to be precise) ending tomorrow June 30th at the same time (11:59 pm Mountain time).

Everyone loves a great deal and this one is amazing! For 24 hours only new subscribers can receive their first month subscription (July) for only $7.00 simply by signing in and using the Promo Code ONEDAY0717 -  That's a crazy 75% off the regular price.

Who can get this awesome deal? Any new subscriber - if you were a subscriber before you can get the deal by signing up with a different email address - and then you can continue for only $26.95/month with a kit FedEx-ed to your door. Why not give it a try - you will be so glad you did.  You can put your subscription on hold for a month (like I do when we go away) so there is no worries that it will be delivered when you are not around. Click here to go direct to my Paper Pumpkin site (wait until after midnight though! and get started on your kit!

The offer will be over "in a FLASH" so get on it right away!!!

And while you are looking for some great deals closer to home - remember to visit my Catalogue Launch Event where I will have all my Retired Items on SALE for you - first come gets the best selection . . . 


Visit me any time during these hours to get the best selection:
Thursday June 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday June 30 from 1:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday July 2 from 1:00 - 5:00pm
Monday July 3 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
See you soon - and Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Happy Canada Day 150 - celebrate with me this weekend!

Hi everyone - if you got my newsletter then you know I am opening my studio this weekend so you can come and play with me - I will have new products on display and samples for you to make and take pictures of too - and the NEW 2017-2018 Catalogue is here and yours to take home with you.

Get your very own copy as you come in the door, complete with the catalogue survival kit to help you work your way through the 200 + pages of awesomeness!!

Times to visit are:

Thursday June 29 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday June 30 from 1:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday July 2 from 1:00 - 5:00pm
Monday July 3 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Enter into the draw - you never know what you might win - and check out my Retired Products table where I have most items listed 50% off - first come gets the best deals - if you've been waiting to see what's on my retired table, then don't delay!

I will not be open July 1st so we can all celebrate Canada Day 150 with our family and friends. What a special day this is going to be - I can remember the centennial year in 1967 - it was so much fun!  How will you spend Canada Day this year?  We are going to Backyard Vineyard in Langley for a BBQ - how cool is that?? Whatever you are doing, have fun and I'll look forward to seeing you one of the days I am open.  You might even see one of my team members as they drop by during an afternoon.

Here are a couple of cards that will be on display for you to check out - just like in cooking - once you see the "recipe" for any card, it's easy to replicate or make your own variation  . . . they use a couple of the new In Colors for this year - Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide - they are great additions to our colours and look great in person!

 If you can't wait for the weekend, then you can shop anytime using this link to my online store - and it's super convenient as the order comes directly to your home!

Can't wait to see you this weekend - if you can't make it we'll plan another date for you! Let me know!!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Quick vacation post - new catalog

The new catalogue is up and ready for you to flip through the on line pages - get your wish list ready as there are so many great new items - and I am loving the New In Colors for this year - that Lemon Lime Twist is so trending everywhere and goes so well with our Stampin' Up! colours.

As soon as I can figure out how to add pictures from my trip I will - for now save a date for my catalogue launch event coming near the end of June and we can share some fun in person!

Happy stamping!