Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Prince Charming

For this week's watch it Wednesday, check out the latest Paper Pumpkin video.  These cute cards were what I received in a cute orange box delivered by the fed ex man.

It is a very happy time for my daughter and I to get the boxes and rip them open to see what's inside.

Funny story: At a recent workshop I was explaining the paper pumpkin program and I explained why these kits are called Paper Pumpkin.  The name came from the Cinderella story where Cinderella was working so hard but then a fairy godmother turned a pumpkin into a coach that whisked her away to the ball.
That's what this orange box is.  It's your 30 minute crafting escapism from reality.  It's supposed to whisk you away to something fun and beautiful.

One of the ladies was so excited and told her friend they should both get the prince charming kit. (aka paper pumpkin)

I thought it was so cute.  Yes.  We can think of paper pumpkin as prince charming too.  Why not?

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Thailand Achievers Blog Hop--Inspired by Nature

I am super excited to be participating in the first Thailand Achievers Blog Hop.  I wish I could participate in the blog hop every month but sometimes time escapes me and I just don't meet the blog hop deadline.  However, I just couldn't resist making time to participate in this one because it's the first one celebrating our achievement of the Thailand incentive trip!  Stampin' Up! sure knows how to pamper us!  I can't believe just by doing what I love I get to earn an all expense paid trip for two to exotic destinations like Thailand!

I can't wait to go.  It's not until July which seems like a long time away but I know it will be here before we know it!

Okay, let's get on to the project!  You may be starting the hop here at my blog or you may have hopped over from the person before me.  Whatever the case, make sure you see the list of participants below and visit each one of their blogs to see the great projects we want to share.

The theme this month is "Inspired by Nature".  I'm sure this theme was picked because when we go to Thailand we will be surrounded by gorgeous nature experiences.  I myself can't wait to see the beaches and lagoons.

As soon as I heard the theme, my mind went straight to the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper.  The floral images on that paper are so soft and feminine and just plain beautiful.  I won't lie.  With the current Buy 3 get 1 free designer series paper sale on right now, I bought two more packs.  I need to have them on hand. Who knows what I will need to create with that paper.

Here's the card I created using that paper.

 This card came together so quickly and easily because the flower colours on the designer series paper dictated the colours of cardstock I used: Sweet sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Blushing bride are a great combination!  The supply list is below.
Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping around to see all the fun projects that are Inspired by Nature.

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Let's Celebrate my Stampaversary!

Guess what?!  This past Saturday was my 9th year anniversary with Stampin' Up!  I can't believe I've been a demonstrator for 9 years!!! It's really unbelievable! I'll call it my Stampaversary!
Let's celebrate!
Speaking of celebrating, here's a celebratory card we are making at Sweet and Simple card Class this Thursday. (last chance to RSVP!)  I totally copied this card from fellow demonstrator Brian K.  It uses the Better Together Stamp set and the colours pumpkin pie and peekaboo peach.

And here is a card that I received in the mail from Stampin' Up! Canada.  Wow!  Did I ever feel great getting this happy mail!

Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has totally changed my life for the better.  Okay, maybe it's a little crazier but definitely better because of the friendships I've made the the new opportunities! 

I want to celebrate my Stampaversary with you! 

All online orders (min. $40) from now until October 31st will get you 12 Christmas cardmaking tutorials for FREE! This offer only applies to online orders.  I want you to experience how fast and easy direct shipping is! 
I'm calling it the 12 Days of Christmas! 
Get ideas and inspiration for your Christmas cardmaking with these 12 tutorials. 

Go ahead, shop online now and use hostess code: 996RWFJC
Hurry!  Offer ends October 31st! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Halloween Crafting Inspiration

Happy Monday!  For this week's mojo Monday inspiration I thought I would share some of the halloween crafting that I have been doing.

Here's a couple of projects from the recent Kids Can Craft class that I did at my church.  The projects were a hit.

I used the new 2X8 cello bags that are just the right size for hershey nuggets.  These are extremely difficult to find in Canada.  My source is shoppers drug mart and they only have the almond kind.  I don't actually care about the flavour.  It's all about the nugget shape.  They are just so cute when wrapped with our pretty designer series paper don't you agree?

Here's a cute post it note holder.

I hope these projects inspire your halloween crafting! Supplies are listed below. Don't forget the designer paper sale is over at the end of the month!  
Grab 3 packs and get one free! Head to my online store today
Thanks for stopping in! 

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Pinterest Worthy Creations!

I absolutely love doing Stampin' parties.  This past Sunday afternoon was grey and rainy.  It was the perfect afternoon to head over to Jennifer's condo.  She loves to host an annual halloween crafting party.  Each year I bring the craft and supplies and the friends hang out and chat and eat spooky treats.

Here's a few photos from the afternoon.  These halloween wreaths were super easy to make and we even had a first time stamper in the group.  I could tell she was impressed with herself!

I think I'm going to start calling my private classes "pinterest parties" because everyone goes home with creations that they can post on pinterest.

In fact you probably have lots of beautiful things you've pinned on your pinterest board with the intention of making day.

Well, I'm here to make your dream a reality!  I will bring all the supplies so you can actually create something beautiful and pinterest worthy!

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Jennifer always decorates and provides snacks related to the halloween theme.  This water cracked me up!

I know you can't tell in the pictures but everyone is relaxed and chatting and happily creating!

Everyone was so proud of their creations!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Use your beautiful paper!

How often do you hoard your beautiful Stampin' Up! paper because you don't want to use it up?  I'm here to tell you it's okay to use it all up because right now there is a sale on designer series paper where you can buy 3 and get one free!

Yes.  It's a great deal so go ahead...use your paper and then you can buy more!

For this week's watch it Wednesday I made a video on how to make a cute gift bag using the designer series paper.

It's so easy you won't believe it!

These gift bags really give a personal and lovely touch when you want to give a gift.

Check out the video and the samples below and start using up your paper today!

Need more paper?  Head to my online store! 

Oh Blooms and Bliss designer series I love you!

Here's the gift I received from Mindy B which inspired this video! She used the pop of pink designer series paper and the white pom pom trim. 

And here's one with the Presents and Pinecones designer Series paper.

Regular dsp is on sale now!  
Don't miss it! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Free Paper!

Don't miss the Designer Series Paper sale on NOW!  Only until October 31st!
Buy 3 packs of regular DSP priced at $14.50 and you'll get to choose one pack free!

Shop today! 

Make sure to come and visit my blog tomorrow as I share a great project that uses designer series paper!

In the meantime to tide you over, here's a card that uses the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper in the holiday catalogue.  Yes!  You can get the regular designer series papers in the holiday catalogue free too!
Just order 3 and get one free!

Don't miss out!  Shop on my store today!