July 31, 2010

Guess What?

Stampin' Up has just announced that they will be offering Expedited Shipping to Canada! (THANK YOU STAMPIN' UP!)   Some of you may be wondering why this is such a big deal... well, if you're like me, waiting for that Stampin' Up parcel to arrive after a new Mini or catty has been launched is like TORTURE! I'm usually looking at 5 business days from the time that my parcel ships from SU, now it will only be two!!!!!!  Yiiipppppppeeeeeeee!!!!!!  (You'd kill yourself laughing if you could see my happy dance right now!)  Would you like free Expedited Shipping for the month of September?  If so, why don't you join my West Coast Creators team?  When you sign up in the month of August you will get free Expedited Shipping for the month of  September!  Guess what... that coincides with the launch of the new Holiday mini!  You could also time it so that it applies to your 30% discount on your first order placed as a new recruit!!!!!  (this doesn't include your Starter Kit).  If you want more details on this... ask me how!  I also have a SPECIAL incentive for all new members of my West Coast Creators team this monthHobby Demos are welcome!  Email or call me and ask me for details!

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July 30, 2010

Wow! Antique Brads are AMAZING!!!!!

This was just a quick, simple card I made using up some scraps on my desk.  I LOVE these new Antique Brads... I can see myself going through a ton of these! If you want a package for free, just place an order of $35+ on my online ordering before tomorrow night, July 31st, at 10:50pm. (Club Orders are exempt from this offer).  Place an order of $50+ and  you can have your choice of either the Antique Brads or that gorgeous Victoria Trim Crocheted Ribbon.  Place an order of $100+ and you can have both for free!  This offer is not through Stampin' Up, but directly through me.  I will send you these products myself, just email me with your choice if you spend over $50.

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Stamp Set(s): Style Beautiful
Paper:  Subtles DSP Stack, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Early Espresso
Embellishments: Antique Brads,Victoria Crochet Trim
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Color Spritzer, Sponge Daubers
Adhesives: Snail

July 29, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

Well, considering both of my boys have the Chicken Pox and I am TRAPPED in my house right now... what better to do than stamp???  I decided to play with the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge this week.  I love how clean and simple their sketches are.  Now this particular card is like nothing I've done before... you're probably asking yourself what's so special about it.. well, I had to cut things out!  I generally stick to stamped images that can be punched or that are on a portion that does not need to be cut out.  I did have fun with this though:)

Stamp Set(s):  Cottage Garden, Tiny Tags
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Poppy Parade, Whisper White,  Sunny Garden DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Embellishments: Pear Pizzaz 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: Small Tag, Large Tag

July 28, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #30 KISS

Okay ladies, it is time to Keep It Simple Sweetie!  What could be more simple than just utilizing your DSP for the key element on the card!  I should have set a timer while making this card though... probably took me over an hour! Do you ever just fuss with one silly detail FOREVER?  I just couldn't get that little tag the way that I wanted it!  Make sure to check out the Stampin' Royalty samples this week, they are FABULOUS... especially with our guest designers for the summer!   I really love what Sarah did with her's this week

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Stamp Set(s): Fabulous Phrases, Fox and Friends
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Playdate
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Real Red Satin Ribbon
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: Small Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch, Two Step Owl

July 27, 2010

Extra! Extra!

Stampin' Up has just announced a fabulous offer for hostesses between today and August 31st!  For every workshop totalling $450+ you will receive an additional $35 in free merchandise (this makes $80 when you add it to the $45 you would have got already)! I know that the little pic on the side says $25, but trust me, it is $35 for Canadians!)   You can even hold your workshop at my house, just bring your friends and food:)

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July 26, 2010

More Splish Splash

More Splish Splash for Stampin' Royalty
The challenge over at Stampin' Royalty this week is Splish Splash.  My first post on this challenge can be seen here.  I thought that I should continue on with my summer scrapbook and My Digital Studio has been making this soooo easy!  I've even been able to complete pages as we drive back in forth in the truck to the Okanagan:)  My hubby says that I am AMAZING company;)

Have you been thinking of buying My Digital Studio?  Well, now is the time!  If you purchase this amazing program between now and August 31st, you'll receive three free classes from me (Sept/ Oct/ Nov)!  You will even print out an 8x8 scrapbook page at the last class to take home with you:)

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MDS:  Sunny Days Designer Kit,  Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Add-on

July 25, 2010

Club Card Technique

I CASED this card from a super sweet demo friend of mine, Tiffany Bauer.  I made a couple of very minor changes, but I really loved what she did so I pretty much left it alone! (Why mess with perfection?)  This dry embossing is such a fun and easy technique to do with your window sheets.  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, why don't you join my monthly technique club to get some fabulous new ideas for your stamping?  Better yet, why don't you join my West Coast Creators team, you'll then be able to get the fabulous Stampin' Success magazine that all SU demos get for free!  It is full of fabulous ideas and suggestions.  You really want the September issue... can't tell you why yet, but you do:)

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Stamp Set(s): Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Embellishments: Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon
Sizzix: Stars #2 Die
Tools: Stylus, Thick Window Sheets
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: Word Window, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border

July 24, 2010

Big Shot Special

First Day Stamp Set #118521
How cute is this new cork from Stampin' Up and Sizzix?  I was playing with the adorable set from the Summer Mini called First Day and I instantly thought of the cork.  It reminded me of the cork boards in my classroom that I use to put up my students work.  I would have made one of these for each of my boys, but there isn't a stamp for Kindergarten.  So it looks like I'm off to the drawing board for Lucas' back to school card:)

Anyone who orders the Big Shot from me for the remainder of the month of July can choose between a package of the Cork Sheets (6 per pack) or the Magnetic Sheets (3 per pack) (both valued at $12.95).  Purchasing the Big Shot this month will also get you an additional 3 Big Shot classes for free so you can learn some great techniques!  Do you already have the Big Shot but still want to attend classes?  Purchase $45 per month for Sept/ Oct/ Nov of dies (before taxes and s/h) and you can come and make some great projects!

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Stamp Set(s): First Day
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Embellishments:  Silver Brad
Sizzix: Top Note Die, Cork Sheets
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Crystal Effects
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border

July 22, 2010

Mojo Monday Week #148

I had a little alone time the other night and decided to use a sketch for some inspiration.  I always struggle with the circular patterns in Mojo Monday layouts for some reason... I can't seem to get it just right:) I definitely love this colour combo that Stampin' Up put together though!

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Stamp Set(s): Confetti, Fabulous Phrases, Got Treats
Paper:  Pear Pizzaz, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Real Red, Celebrations DSP
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pacific Point
Embellishments:  Clips Assortment, Rhinestones, retired ribbon, Celebrations Quick Accents
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:  1 1/4" Square, 1 3/8" Square

July 21, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #29 Splish Splash

What a great idea for a summer challenge, Splish, Splash! As I was taking these photos up in the Okanagan, I instantly knew what I was going to do for this challenge.  The colours in the slide and on the kids acted as my inspiration.  I knew that the Sunny Days Designer Kit that comes with My Digital Studio would be perfect.

Have you been thinking of buying My Digital Studio?  Well, now is the time!  If you purchase this amazing program between now and August 31st, you'll receive three free classes from me (Sept/ Oct/ Nov)!  You will even print out an 8x8 scrapbook page at the last class to take home with you:)

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MDS:  Sunny Days Designer Kit

July 19, 2010

New My Digital Studio Downloads Available!

Always Elegant Digital Kit (Item Number: 119839) $13.25  
Wedding Sweet Stamp Brush Set (Item Number: 121431) $5.95 

Paper Daisies Kit (Item Number: 121432) $5.95  
Elegant SoireƩ Designer Series Paper (Item Number: 121433) $6.95
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Friends Never Fade Class

 The adorable purse for this class was designed by Becky Roberts, a fellow demonstrator.  We will be making the purse as well as 4 coordinating cards at this class.  The cost of the class includes your own clear mount stamp set as well as a package of the Greenhouse Gala DSP that you will using during our class.  Please contact me for the adjusted price if you would prefer the wood mount set.  

Friends Never Fade Class
August 18th 
RSVP Deadline of  July 27th so that I can order your stamp set in time for you to have it at our class:)

 Class is Limited to 8 spaces,  Only 3 spaces left, only 2 spaces left please RSVP early to avoid disappointment.

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July 18, 2010

Quick Masculine Card

I needed a masculine card while I was away on vacation last week, so I needed to come up with something while using some limited supplies.  Well, not that limited, I made my brother stop by my house before he joined our family on vacation a few days late because I knew that my new catty products had been delivered:)  Priorities!  This new Countryside stamp set is absolutely fabulous and the new Distressing Essentials kit is perfect for making things have that aged look... I can't wait to play with it more!   If you look carefully at the hub caps of the truck, you'll notice that they have a silver sheen to them... I did this with the new Smooch Pearlized Accents in Silver Fox.  I love how easy they are to apply!

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Stamp Set(s): Pretty Pattern, Countryside
Paper:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Watercolor Paper, Soft Suede
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Black Stazon
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Distressing Essentials, Cutter Ki, Blender Pens, Smooch Pearlized Accent (Silver Fox)
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals

July 17, 2010

Finally... details on Elements of Style Class

Sorry... this class is now full!This adorable gift set and card provide you with the perfect birthday gift/ hostess gift.  You've got a card all ready to go (cased from Mary Fish)  and the gift (4 notecards and coordinating envelopes) is packaged in the most striking little gift box that will be used long after the notecards are gone!  I will be holding this class on August 10th from 7-10pm.  The cost of the class is $35 and includes the clear mount stamp set in the cost.  If you'd like the wood mount stamp as part of your class registration, please let me know in your email and I can send you the adjusted price.  If you already own the stamp set, but would love to attend the class, please feel free to let me know in your email that you'd like to substitute the stamp set for one of equal value.  
Elements of Style Class
August 10th  

*Class is limited to 8  4 spaces are already gone  2 spaces left 1 space left RSVP early to avoid disappointment.  Deadline to RSVP for this class is July 27th.

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July 14, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #28

This week's Stampin' Royalty challenge is "Stencil Fun".  As I was away on vacation when I was working on this project... you'll notice that I don't have my little light box to do my photograph.  I also don't have all of my standard supplies with me so I have to make do with what I've got.  I love that I use up some retired products in my stash:)

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Stamp Set(s):  Perfect Punches
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Purely Pomegranate, Log Cabin Smooch Spritz
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate,
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:  Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Stencils:  Elegant Trio

July 13, 2010

Note on Recipes By Design

Cathy, I got your message about the Recipes By Design page, but I don't have an email address for you, so I'll just post here in case anyone else is wondering.  If you purchase the download for the Recipes By Design, the way that you can find the actual Recipe Card layout is by opening a new project, choosing the Mulitple Output Options selection, choosing Designer option and then 8 1/2 x 11" landscape option, and then you'll find the Recipes By Design page there:)  The rest of the pieces are available under the embellishments and the stamps.  Hope this helps!

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July 09, 2010

Elements of Style Case

This card is ALL OVER the internet right now, but I happen to come across a version on Mary Fish's Blog.  I had a small amount of my Purely Pomegrante cardstock leftover and with the Colour Renovation I decided it was time to purge.  No, in my world, this does not mean tossing it, it means finding a card that I like and making a few to put away for special occasions:)  This particular card is part of my Elements of Style Class coming up on August 10th.  If you're not on my newsletter list and would like info on this class, make sure to contact me.  I'll be posting the class info on my blog a couple of days after the newsletter goes out:)

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Stamp Set(s): Elements of Style
Paper: Whisper White, Purely Pomegrante
Ink: Purely Pomegrante
Embellishments: Purely Pomegrante Satin Ribbon
Sizzix: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Tools: Sponge Daubers, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle

July 08, 2010

New My Digital Studio Downloads Available

Item         Description        / Price
122150 Eyelet Border digital punch   /$1.25
122151 Dotted Scallop Border digital punch  /$1.25
122152 Bitty Bat digital punch / $1.25
122153 Two Step Owl digital punch / $1.25
122154 Ornament digital punch  / $1.25

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Remember that when you place these orders online, there is no shipping charged as the images are downloaded directly to your computer! 

Open House Case

I had my Open House last Saturday, and as usual I was blog surfing for some inspiration for my make-n-take.  As my Open Houses have gotten larger over the past two years and my house has remained the same size, I've had to make my make-n-take project a little smaller.  Otherwise, to get everyone through would take five hours:)  I've been sticking to 3x3 notecards for the past few Opens.  This one is a direct case from Allison's blog.  I love how she made use of so many fabulous new products on such a small card.  That Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is STUNNING!!!!

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Stamp Set(s):  Friends Never Fade
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz
Embellishments:  Whisper White Taffeta 3/8"
Sizzix: Rectangular Scallop Clearlit, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder
Tools: Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals

July 07, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #27 Sketch Challenge

Oh boy... here comes a new addiction!  I thought that I would never use this DSP, but one card and I'm hooked!  I just see endless possibilities here! I loved the Sketch Challenge this week for Stampin' Royalty... I love how you can alter it and still end up with the same general idea!  Fun part is that this is the same stamp set that I used two days ago and yet these cards are completely different.  Make sure to go and check out the other Stampin' Royalty goddesses work this week.  Sarah's blog has such a great scrapbook layout!  Come and join us... I can't wait to see what you create!

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Stamp Set(s): Artistic Etchings
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Newsprint DSP, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Embellishments: Very Vanilla Taffeta, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta
Tools: Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: Scallop Trim Border, Scallop Trim Corner Punch

July 05, 2010

Quick and Easy to Demo

I was supposed to be preparing for my Open House the other night when I got off track... surprise, surprise! I had so much fun just playing... I love those nights!  This card is perfect to demo as it is simple, but makes use of so many fabulous SU tools that don't get enough love.  With the whole distressed/ vintage look taking off the way it has, it is fun for people to play with some easy to use tools that can get some of those effects.

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Stamp Set(s): Artistic Etchings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Ink: Early Espresso
Embellishments: 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Paper Snips, Color Spritzer, Clear Blocks, Distressing Tool, Sponge Dauber, Clear Block
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals,

July 04, 2010

Here It Is Ladies!

First off, let me start by saying THANK YOU LADIES for a wonderful afternoon yesterday!  I had such a great time, although I always feel like the time goes by in a blur! As requested by a few of you, here's my mom's Caramel Corn recipe that she used when I was growing up.  Probably not the healthiest, but boy does it taste good!

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Recipes By Design Digital Add Ons

July 03, 2010

Guess What I Made?

Well, I can't take all of the credit, my mom is in town and she was helping:)  I made my mother's AMAZING homemade Caramel Popcorn for my Open House today!  As a demo, I was able to preorder some select items from the new catty, can you guess that the new Homemade Stamp and the the coordinating 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch were on the list?  As soon as they arrived I started to brainstorm what I was going to make.  My only job now is to protect it from my hubby and two little boys until the Open House!  Can't wait to see you!

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Stamp Set(s):  Homemade
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze
Embellishments:  Chocolate Chip Taffeta (retired),  Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Grosgrain (retired)
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Glue Dots
Punches: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle
Sizzix:  Top Note Die, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder

July 01, 2010

Special Rejoin Starter Kit Offer

 I know that there are many people out there who were Stampin' Up demonstrators at one time or another and for whatever reason, had to let there demonstratorship lapse.  Well, Stampin' Up has a fabulous offer for the month of July so that those people can rejoin without the cost of the Starter Kit which probably included a lot of items that you already have! This limited time Starter Kit just includes the bare business essentials to get up and running again!

The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:
  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Guest invitation postcards (100)
  • Customer order forms (50)
  • 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1)
  • Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription
Dates: July 1-31, 2010

Offer OverviewDuring the month of July, any former Stampin' Up! demonstrator* can rejoin Stampin' Up! for only $45!

To rejoin Stampin' Up!, former demonstrators only need to purchase the Rejoin Starter Kit and sign and complete a new Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreement.

Details to Remember:
  • This offer is available to all former demonstrators*, however Stampin' Up! will only contact dropped demonstrators from the last three years.
  • This kit does not include any Stampin' Up! products.
  • Former demonstrators may add either or both of the optional add-ons to their starter kit. (See starter kit form for add-on contents.)
  • There is no Online IDA option for this kit. Rejoin Starter Kit order forms must be submitted by mail.  (I will pay the cost of having this form couriered to Calgary for you so that you can get going AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.)
  • Rejoin Starter Kit order and Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreements must be received by Stampin' Up! by July 31, 2010.
*Only demonstrators who resigned on or before March 31, 2010, are eligible for this offer.
Please Note: This date does not apply to any demonstrator who dropped as a part of our quarterly drop process. Any demonstrator who has dropped as a result of not meeting the quarterly minimum is eligible for this offer.

Feel Free to Contact Me With ANY Questions You May Have About This Offer, I'd Love To Have You On My Team!

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Hubby to the Rescue!

As always, my hubby jumped in to rescue me with a trip to the hardware store.  I really wanted to make these adorable little tea light holders with my downline, so Sean was off to find me Flashing that is used for a house.  I couldn't believe how easily my Flower Folds Big Shot Die went through this.   I had initially thought of making these with my Grade Sevens next year, but after realizing the Flashing is fairly sharp once cut I've decided it's not the best idea.  The actual tealight holders are not sharp at all, but because of the shape of the petals, the negative image has some sharp points!  (I won't tell you how my downline learnt this:)  We only needed the three largest sized flowers from the die to make the candle holder, but that last little folder is too cute to toss and looks absolutely stunning when put through a Textured Impressions Folder... card front here it comes!

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Sizzix:  Flower Folds Die
Adhesives: Glue Dots