Wednesday, June 21, 2017

3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders

Hello Friends!  For today's Watch it Wednesday video I thought I would share a video that gives some instruction and information about the 3D textured embossing folders.

These thicker embossing folders definitely produce a more dramatic embossed effect.

If you haven't played with these folders, come on out to my next Sweet and Simple card class on Wednesday June 28th!  One of the cards we are making uses the new Layered Leaves folder.

Here's a sneak peek!

See how the layered leaves embossed background just pops!!

Come on out to my special New Catalogue Kick off Sweet and Simple Card class with BOGO sale on June 28th.  RSVP today! 

You can also see all the special Dynamic Textured embossing folders on my online store

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Craft and Chat

Don't forget...this Sunday is the last Craft and Chat session!  RSVP today! 

If you need more time to work on your happy crafts, make sure to come out to the Ladies Retreat Weekend! The fall retreat will be the weekend of October 27th and there's only 3 spots left!!!

The fall retreat is always popular because it is the perfect time to work on the Christmas cards and gifts!

Contact me today to find out more or register for the Ladies Retreat Weekend

Monday, June 19, 2017

A visit to Kansas

Hello from Kansas!  My Stampin' Up! journey has been filled with so many experiences and some of the most special memories are around friendships.
I first met my friend Linda at a Stampin' Up! convention where a mutual friend linked us up as roommates.
Linda is always smiling and positive.  She has been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for a long time so I always saw her as my Stampin' mama. She knew the way to all the restaurants in Salt Lake city, she's always cheered me on in my Stampin' Up! journey and she always listens to me when I need to talk stamping or anything else.

You can see a picture of Linda when we first met in 2011 at this blog post HERE

Linda picked me up from the airport and took me straight to dinner at her favourite Mexican restaurant.  ( stampin' mama knows that I LOVE mexican food!)

We are keeping it pretty low key while I'm here. I just wanted to visit and see her life which means I got to watch her care for her horses and go to church with her and just normal things like that.  

Linda lives in a small town called Louisburg.  The happening place here is a little shack called Cool Cats where they sell Shaved Ice in all kinds of marvelous flavours.  
I picked a grape/lemonade combo flavour. 

Of course I brought Linda a souvenir from home.  I know darn well she is a Kansas City Royals ball fan but I figured she is honourary Canadian when she is with me so matching Blue Jay hats seemed like a fun gift.

Of course my visit included a tour of her stamping area. I had a great time looking through all her card samples and of course stamped some cards since she still had her card class bins out from the class the night before.
This card caught my eye (sorry for the bad photo)
I thought it was so fun and perfect for summer!
I loved how the sentiment was debossed and the geometric stamps from the Happy Celebrations stamp set was stamped on top!
Of course it's using product I don't own so now I need to place an order! (supply list below. Note I think the card uses the retired watermelon wonder colour but I think it would look just as cute with calypso coral)
I hope this post encourages you to treasure your friendships and enjoy some stamping!
Thanks for dropping in and head to my online store to shop or browse!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Sizzlin Summer Time!

It's that time of year again where you can earn raffle tickets for great prizes just by Shopping, Stamping and Sharing!

In case this is your first summer with me, here's how it works:

I invest in some great, Stampin Up! product.
You can earn raffle tickets for these great products.

1 ticket for each class you attend
1 ticket for every $30 order
2 tickets for every new guest you bring to class
5 tickets for hosting a private class

This Gen Stampin4fun special offer runs from June 19-September 8th

After September 8th I will do the raffle and announce the winners!

It's that easy!
Everyone can get tickets this summer!

Why don't you start by coming out to the next Sweet and Simple Card class on Wednesday June 28th?   RSVP HERE
Don't worry if you can't make it.  You can take the cards to go!  Just place a minimum $40 order on my online store and let me know you want the Take it to go version of the class!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Spring stamp camp 2017

We had a fantastic time at the recent stamp camp!  The votes are in and the new catalogue is beautiful!
Even more beautiful are the cards we made together.
Even more beautiful than the cards was the laughter and smiles all day!

We stamped 10 different cards.
We ate a delicious lunch!
We watched stamping demonstrations and some people won some amazing prizes!
One lucky winner walked off with a brand new Big Shot Die Cutting machine!

It was a great escapism from the stress of everyday life!

Here's a few of the cards we made (thanks to my friends and fellow demos Ronda W and Sandy C who gave me inspiration for a couple of the cards)

For today's watch it Wednesday please enjoy some photos from the day that I compiled into a little video.

Don't miss out on the fall Stamp Camp on Saturday September 23rd  where we will be stamping with goodies from the Stampin' Up! holiday catalogue!  It's not too early to prepare for the fall and winter holidays!

Register today because we are already more than half full!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Life is always changing isn't it?
Everything from the weather to our body to our mood changes all the time.

In case you didn't see on my facebook feed, there's been a big change in my life.  I recently resigned from Occupational Therapy practice.

It's a huge change for me since I've been an occupational therapist for 22 years of my life. It's the only profession I've known.  It's the only thing I studied in university.

However, life is always changing.
I now have three children,the oldest of whom is turning 16 this summer.  I feel so keenly that time with my family is so precious and short.
I also get the feeling that my passion for stamping with women is not a phase that seems to be ending anytime soon.

It just seemed to be the right time to let something go to create more space in my life.

Is it wrong to make myself a card to celebrate this new change?

I was dying to play with the new tranquil tulips stamp set (a host exclusive set!)
I CASE'd this design from fellow demonstrator BJ peters and decided to pick the Happy Retirement sentiment...just for me.  Just for fun.

In terms of my stamping business there are also a few changes. 
First, my monthly Sweet and Simple class (which has always been on the last Thursday of every month for as long as I can remember)  will be changing starting this month to the last Wednesday of every month. 
It's quite common for our church to have dinners on Thursday night and I want to be able to attend more often. 
So, mark your calendars: the June Sweet and Simple Class will be Wednesday June 28th at 7pm.  It's the first Sweet and Simple Class with the new catalogue so we'll be stamping with new goodies!  To make it extra special, I will be offering a Buy One Get One offer with my retired product as well!  Buy retired product, get new product for free!   Don't miss out!  RSVP today!

The other change is that the monthly Craft and Chat feature will be ending.  June will be the last Craft and Chat session. 
Don't panic!  There will be other opportunities and places to get your crafting done...(like at the Ladies Retreat Weekend!) 
In the meantime, take advantage of this last craft and chat session.  It's only $20 (or FREE with an order)  for 3.5 hours of crafting time in my craft cave where you can use all my tools and have a make n take too!  
REGISTER today as space is limited. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Embossing Paste

Hello!  Today watch it Wednesday is showing up on a Thursday! My apologies.  Lots of exciting stamping things going on here so I'm behind on all my activities!

I wanted to share this video because the embossing paste product looks super unexciting when you see it in the catalogue.
You need to see it in action!
Enjoy the video!

I've also posted below a pictoral tutorial of how you can colour the paste as well!  Eeeekkkk!!!

Head over to my online store to grab your new product today!

Thanks for dropping in!