Friday, March 24, 2017

Paper Pumpkin March 2017

So sorry that watch it wednesday is showing up on Friday! You know it's because I'm busy stamping (not because I've forgotten about stamping!)
Now is a great time to try out Paper pumpkin kits because the April kit is special. It's designed by the CEO and includes a free gift!
Sara says the April kit is bold,vibrant and artistic with a little sass!
I'm not sure what that means but I'm curious to find out...aren't you?
The surprise is part of the fun of paper pumpkin!
Here's the video showing the March kit. The 9 bunny treat kits and mini cards came just in time for me to make. 
I was a vendor at a local conference and I needed things for my table. These bunnies were perfect! That's the beauty of paper pumpkin. It's a kit with everything you need...even the ideas and embellishments like cute pompom tails!

Thanks for dropping in!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Saleabration final Days!

Well Stampin' Up! likes to keep things exciting!
I had no idea this was coming.
Just announced: Stampin Up! has released 7 items to be added to the saleabration freebie list.

We are into the last 10 days of this once a year sale.

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, two items are sold out.

The new items are all from either the occasions catalogue or the annual catalogue. Introducing these items that you can get free with your $60 order:

2016-2018 In Color Cardstock

Party Animal Designer Series Paper

Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper

Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper

Party Animal Designer Washi Tape

Seaside Textured Embossing Folder

Sparkle Textured Embossing Folder

Don't miss the opportunity to get these great catalogue products for FREE!!!
Shop on my online store!

Place your order online (min. $25) by March 30th and use this hostess code to and you'll get to attend my Saleabration Finale FREE! (If you can't make it, I will send you the cards!)  JAKXQBJA

Don't forget, every $60 order will get you a saleabration freebie! 

Here's a card I made that uses 2 saleabration freebies: 
The make a Medallion stamp and the sparkle embossing folder! 

Thanks for dropping in and letting me share my excitement about the new saleabration goodies! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sold out!

Hello!  Just a quick post to share a card for #mojo Monday and to let you know that two saleabration items are now sold out.
Remember, saleabration options (which are free for every $60 order) are while supplies last so please don't wait until the last day to take advantage of this once a year sale!
Shop now on my online store!  

Here's an Easter card I made using the Basket Bunch stamp set.  I have so much fun playing with the glimmer paper and fringe scissors.

I'm sorry to report that the glimmer paper is one of the goodies that are sold out! 
The Tin is also a goner. 

Have your last chance playing and shopping during saleabration at my Saleabration Finale Event on March 30th.  RSVP today! 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The March Break Week.

Well this week is almost over and Kevin is due to come home around midnight tomorrow. (Read about the mission team's adventures HERE)  I'm thankful to say that I've survived the week so far and enjoyed the time with the kids.  Here's a run down of all our adventures over the week.

One child attended a birthday party at legoland.  The party was about 4 hours long so I after I dropped him off I sat in the mall and just enjoyed time to myself.

The middle of the week was the big adventure of skiing.  (If you're not familiar with my skiing story, you can read about it HERE)
I really wanted to go skiing again before the season ended since I feel I am still in the learning phase and the only way to learn is to practice more.
I was happy to discover that one of our friends from church was also considering going skiing with her kids this week so we decided to go together. It was much more fun together since the kids who wanted to go on the bigger hills could go together and the rest of us could still do the smaller slopes.

One of my favourite things about skiing is sitting on the ski lift with my children.   It was very cold when we went but at least the sun was shining!

Thursday night was Open Table at Cornerstone Church.  Thursday night dinner is a common occurrence at my church and the kids love to go because there is room to play and I love it because it's a chance to have some relaxed conversation with new people from the community or others from church.
Plus it means I don't have to cook.
The theme of the evening was All Around the World. The children's ministry leader asked me if I had any stamps that would be relevant as she thought it would be fun to stamp the Kraft table runners with an Around the World theme.
Traveler Stamps to the rescue! I brought all 3 kids to the church early in the afternoon so we could help stamp all the table runners before dinner.  Many hands make light work as they say!

The evening was a great success.  I actually had to bring 5 kids to dinner because I had arranged for the cousins to sleep over that evening.
The kids had a blast running all around the church with the flag scavenger hunt activity.

As usual the food was delicious and the conversation was friendly.  I was able to reconnect with an old friend and there was lively discussion about favourite potato chip flavours.  :-)

There was also a cardio salsa experience.  Here's Enid who teaches the class on Monday evenings at the church.  She has the hip motion that I lack.

Thursday evening we were treated to a surprise when we got home.  There was a package on the front step and it was filled with treats.  I knew it was special delivery from my husband who has discovered the magic of using Amazon Prime.

Kevin continues to send me little texts and photos to reassure me that he is okay.

This is what he texted me on St. Patrick Day.

Isn't the T-shirt a hoot?  He absolutely looks irish in this photo don't you think?

On St. Patrick's Day I had a private class with 7 children.  The mom thought it would be fun to host a neighborhood party and invited me to come and do the St. Patrick day crafts.  Didn't she do a great job decorating her home for the kids?

Here's a cute card we made using the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set. (supply list below).  The Santa Claus in the stamp set turned into a leprechaun for this card! (That great idea from fellow demonstrator Kristen Gill)
I love it when a stamp image can be turned into something different than expected!

I hope you have had a good week too! 
Thanks for dropping in!

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

So simple!

It doesn't matter that I've been a stampin' demonstrator for over nine years.  I still get extremely happy about sweet and simple cards.

I woke up early Tuesday morning because I thought I would have to drive my eldest to a church members house to help shovel the driveway.  However, I discovered that the huge snowstorm that was predicted overnight never happened so I tried to go back to sleep but I couldn't.  Instead I started thinking about how I wanted to send out thank you cards for my March orders...then I started thinking that I needed to stamp quick and simple thank you cards so I could get them done and in the mail faster.

The So Very Much Stamp set came to the rescue! I was able to make 20 of these beauties in under 30 minutes.

I was so happy because to me the cards were simple but also lovely.  I was so happy I thought I would do a video to show you how simple it was!

Don't miss nabbing this So Very Much Stamp set with your minimum $60 order!  It will be gone for good by March 31st (or earlier if it sells out) The supply list is below.
Head over to my online store today!

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