Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Watch it Wednesday confusion

For some reason today's watch it Wednesday had a posted date from last month and I don't know how to Fix It! 
So here is the link!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Time for a Garage Sale!

I'm a pretty conservative person.  I'm not one to try new things. I only try new things in my life if I have been convinced by many other people who have gone before me that I must change for some important compelling reason. 
Let's take using an iPhone. Most of the world had started using iPhones and smart phones and I was still using a flip phone that I pretty much never used because I would forget to charge it. 
My 75 year old father was using an iPhone and I was still adamantly firm in my opinion that I didn't need one of those fancy phones. 
My father was so frustrated with me that he bought me an iPhone for Christmas many years ago. 
I politely said thank you and it stayed in its box. My husband Kevin loves new technological toys and kept looking at it and kept asking if I was ever going to open it. 
To make a long story short, I was finally dragged kicking and screaming into the iPhone era and now I can't live without it. 
Hmmmm, I digress.
What I wanted to say is that I don't try new things unless it has to do with my stamping business. For some reason trying new things in my stamping business comes much more easily. I don't quite know why. 
Introducing my newest new thing to try: the Gen Stampin4fun garage sale! 
There's two ways to participate: 
1) be a vendor. For only $10 you will get one six foot table to fill with all your gently used papercrafting supplies that need a new home. Punches, paper, stamps, scrapbook album etc are all welcome . You price the items and I will try to sell them for you. Whatever value of things you sell, you receive that value in brand new stampin Up stuff from me! Trade in your old for new! Sweet!!! There's just a couple more vendor spots available if you are interested. 

2) The second way to participate is to come and shop! The garage sale is free to attend but it is cash only so hit the bank machine before you come! 

Share this event and come have fun! 
First 25 people that attend will receive a free handmade card! Come out, bring friends, bring neighbors, bring kids and browse the sale for some great deals! 
Here's the details: 
Saturday August 26th
10 am to noon
Cornerstone Christian community church 
9680 Ninth Line 

Special Silver Elite treats

It's not a secret that I love to pamper my Team STIC girls. 
This is the second year where I hosted a Silver Elite retreat. 
It's a special recognition for those who have reached the silver elite title with Stampin Up. 

I hosted an overnight retreat in Horseshoe Valley. I had great fun planning and preparing the special gifts. 
I planned some of these months in advance. 
Here's a few photos and I hope they inspire you to craft and recognize some special people in your life! 

Pillow treats in a peekaboo peach coloured bucket

I made this box and figured out measurements all by myself ! It was the perfect size to hold these personalized M&M candies 

Friday, August 11, 2017

The holiday catalogue is coming!

I love the excitement of a new catalogue.  I love looking at each of the pages and putting post it notes on my favourite items.
I love making my list and imagining what I will make with everything.
I think I will always and forever be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator because I love shopping from the catalogue first AT A DISCOUNT!

Yup.  It's pretty sweet.

I'm sorry we are bound by policy to not show the inside pages of the catalogue online.

I can show you the cover.

I can show you the exciting display boards that I saw on the Thailand Incentive trip

I can show you how seriously I studied the holiday catalogue when I first received it in Thailand:

Do you want to get your own copy of the holiday catalogue?  Come on out to any of my upcoming classes and I will be happy to give you one!

August 30th 7pm: Sweet and Simple Birthday Edition: Get ready for the fall season with some birthday cards!  The monthly sweet and simple class is the perfect class to come and enjoy and unwind.  This is a great class for the brand new and experienced crafter.  We’ll make 4 pretty cards for only $15 or FREE with an order (min. $25).  RSVP required. Make the most of your evening out and sign up for the Happy Birthday Gorgeous class running on the same evening!

August 30th 6:30pm: Happy Birthday Gorgeous: Make 8 cards using the new and versatile Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. This class is an excellent value for $40 since you make 8 cards AND get the stamp set included to take home.  Can’t make the date?  Take it 2 go! You’ll receive the card pieces and embellishments and photographs.  Just use your own ink to finish the cards Add on the co-ordinating Happy Birthday Thinlits for only $25 more.  RSVP andpayment required by August 17th.

 September 8th 7pm: Back to School Bingo  Before we start drowning in the fall routines, let’s make some time to have fun! This is not an ordinary Bingo night! This is a fun evening where we will play 6-7 rounds of Bingo for hundreds of dollars in brand new Stampin’ Up! Product.  There will also be stamping of cute projects and a free gift for everyone! This event needs at least 10 people to play so make sure to invite a friend!  Cost: $35 . RSVP and payment due by August 23rd.

September 11th 10am or7pm: Technique class Learn fun techniques for your cards.    We typically meet on the first Monday of the month but changed this month due to the Labour day holiday.   You will have at least three beautiful projects to take home.  Cost: $20 or free with minimum $30 purchase.  Become a member and enjoy a free catalogue, raffle draws, birthday discount and hostess freebies.  RSVP required

September 23rd 10am: Fall Stamp Camp  It’s time to stamp with the much anticipated, newly released Holiday Catalogue.  This extremely popular event includes supplies to make 10 different cards which showcase new product, a goodie bag valued at $25, a delicious lunch, stamping demonstrations and the chance to win amazing prizes! Make sure to RSVP before the event fills up! Early Bird rate $65 by August 23rd.  $75 by September 8th.  Team S.T.I.C and Stampin4fun club members receive a $5 discount.  

September 13th Early bird Deadline for Ladies Retreat Weekend  This weekend is for you! All ladies welcome!  You’ll enjoy spacious table space in a large ballroom to craft to your heart’s content.  Bring whatever you want!  Scrapbooking, knitting, stamping etc.  All meals on Saturday and Sunday are included as well as a generous swag bag of crafting product. You’ll have access to my crafting tools as well as free optional make n takes.  Cost: $185 plus hst.  $210 after the early bird. Quality Inn blocked room rate $89.99+hst/room/night. $85 deposit required to reserve your spot. Final registration deadline and payment due September 27th.  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Last Day to subscribe for August!

Last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin in order to get the August kit.

Lucky for us Stampin' Up! has even given us a little clue about the August kit.  I'll admit the clue has me very very curious.
What could it mean?

If you're not sure what paper pumpkin is, watch the video below to get an idea.
Basically it's an ALL INCLUSIVE  kit that gives you everything you need to create some beautiful projects.

I love the surprise of getting my kit each month and I love that everything is inside.
I'm doing a mother daughter camping trip and Paper Pumpkin is coming along too! It's that easy to craft with Paper Pumpkin.  Just grab the box and some glue and scissors and off you go!
It's perfect for anyone!

Subscribe today to get in in time for the August kit!

Enjoy today's watch it Wednesday video below! (this is the kit I"m bringing camping!)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bonus Days Redemption

In case you forget...August is the month to redeem your Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!
Head to my online store, shop, then enter your coupon codes before you check out. 

You can also email me your order and I can input it for you. 

The point is make sure to use your coupons this month!  Happy shopping! 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Cracked glass

Technique class each month is so fun because we do things that are a little different from the usual.  One of the techniques we covered in August was the Cracked Glass technique.  
Check out the super unique element on the card we made.  
It gives a vintage look to something that would otherwise be quite ordinary.  We used the Touches of Texture stamp set here. 

I was actually so excited about the technique, I made an additional card to play with it a bit more using the Birthday Blooms stamp set and used Soft Sky cardstock.

Here's a close up of the "cracked"look here.

Here's the finished card.

Want to give it a try?  
Here's what you do:  After stamping and colouring your piece of cardstock, rub the whole front of the cardstock in versamark ink pad. 
Pour clear embossing powder on top.  Heat with the heat tool until the whole surface is shiny. 
Repeat three more times. 
Then place into the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Remove from freezer and immediately fold cardstock in different locations and you will see the clear enamel "crack". 
Tip:  you must "crack" as soon as you remove it from the freezer.  Do not wait to take it down to your craft room. 

That's it!  So easy!  
Feel free to head to my online store to buy that clear embossing powder and heat tool that you need for this technique.  

It was super fun to do together at technique class.  How often do we get to put our stamped creations in the freezer? 

My Stampin4fun club members enjoy a technique class each month as part of their membership.  There's lots of other perks to membership like extra cardmaking tutorials every month, a 20% discount coupon, free product and MORE!  I think of it like a Mental Health Membership!
Contact me today to start enjoying Stampin4fun club membership or to ask any questions! 
Thanks for dropping in!