Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Project Life and Stampin' Up!

Good morning!  I am so excited this morning... yesterday Stampin' Up! announced a partnership with Project Life.  Woot! Woot!  If you are familiar with Project Life it's a quick and easy way to get your photos into albums.  The system uses pocket page protectors so you can easily slide in your photos and add designed cards.  Most people use Project Life to document daily life - usually a 2 page spread showcasing the happenings over the course of the week (I have a few samples here).  There are many different ways to use it though.  I've used pocket pages for themed albums (see my Christmas album here) and right along side my regular scrapbooking layouts.  The photos I want to really emphasize I usually do a regular layout but if I have additional photos to include, I use the divided pages for those and will usually add a few accents and cards to any empty pockets.  It's a great way to get albums finished and more importantly your photos into albums.  I have a video that I filmed a few years ago showing you how I organize my albums and in it I talk more about my photo organizing system.

Anyway back to Project Life...  Stampin' Up! will be carrying a line of exclusive Project Life supplies in Stampin' Up!'s colors and designs.  How fun is that?!  There will be a full line in the new catalogue (to be released June. 2nd) but here's a peak at some of the new products. 
These products will be available to order May 1st.  As a demonstrator we have the opportunity to order them on Monday!  So excited!!!

If you are an avid Project Lifer - imagine being able to make money showing people just how easy it is to document their life and to get their photos into albums so that they can enjoy them!  This partnership between Project Life and Stampin' Up! has offered us this opportunity!  If this is something you'd like to do or have questions about, please email me - I'd be more than happy to answer them!  Or if you know this is for you - sign up online.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals - Apr. 15 to 21st

Good morning!  Some great deals on this week - love the chevron ribbon.  Also wanted to give you a heads up - the retiring stamps and accessories list will be released April 21st and BOTH stamps and accessories will only be available while supplies last.  This is different than in past years - normally it's just the accessories that are available while supplies last.

Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Product #125595
Price: Reg. $11.95 Sale $8.96

Cut unique card edges with our new Edgelits! They use the same thin, wafer-like design as our Framelits, so you can see where you're placing
the design before you cut. If you'd like, add embossing to the cut with the coordinating Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Also coordinates with Bordering on Romance Set. Includes two dies: one scallop and one bracket edge. Edgelits are approx. 6-1/8" long.

Anywhere Glue Sticks
Product #104045
Price: Reg. $5.50 Sale $4.13

This glue stick is a great economical choice for scrapbooking and card making. It's acid free, so it's safe to use on scrapbook pages. It's also safe and easy for kids to use. The rectangular design makes those hard-to-reach areas reachable. With these glue sticks, you can even get into corners!

* Odorless and permanent
* 2 per package
* 20 grams of solid glue each
* Square corner edge for hard-to-reach areas
* Stampin' Up! logo

Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon
Product #132982
Price: Reg. $8.95 Sale $6.71 

 Printed chevron pattern on Natural 5/8" ribbon.

5 yards.

Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Folders

Product #129383
Price:  Reg. $9.95 Sale $7.46

Emboss a hand-stitched look along card edges. 2 folders: ea. 2-1/4" x 6-3/8". Embosses a single sheet of paper using your Big Shot, Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads.

Night of Navy 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Product #126874
Price: Reg. $6.75 Sale $5.06

White stitches right down the middle for texture and dimension. Key colors. 10 yds.

Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
Product #130144
Price: Reg. $13.50 Sale $10.13

European-inspired colors and textures to enrich your projects. Coordinates with the Venetian Romance suite. Coordinating colors: Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla.

* 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12".
* Acid free, lignin-free

Outer Space Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel

Product #126938
Price:  Reg. $10.50 Sale $7.88

Sprinkling the sun, moon, and stars on your space-themed projects is a snap with the Outer Space Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel. Use it to make stellar borders, backgrounds, and more! Coordinates with our Blast Off Stamp Set.

Floral District Photobook Template - Digital Download

Product #127211
Price: Reg. $19.95 Sale $11.97

Download includes:
* 24-page 8" x 8" photobook designer template
* 11-piece stamp brush set
* 13 Designer Series Papers
* 32 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* A photobook great for the everyday moments
* Complete with all the coordinating elements to create additional projects

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

If you'd like to order any of these items you can either order them online or email me and I will add them to an order I have going in later this week. 

Have a creative day!

Monday, 14 April 2014

How to receive 3 finished, ready to use cards in the mail

Did you know that by signing up for the stamp of the month you can receive three FINISHED cards in the mail each month.  Every month a different stamp set is featured and you receive the clear mount stamp set, finished cards and instructions (including measurements) to reproduce all three.  I think one of the great features is that the cards are finished - it's always nice to have some cards on hand ready to go for any last minute needs.

This month's cards are perfect to send to a friend just to say hi or to invite them for coffee.  Nothing is quite as nice as receiving a hand stamped card in the mail!  Here's a closer look at this month's cards.
This one is my favorite - clean and simple.
The fringe scissors make this card extra cute!
And this last card features a fun told to create a pocket for the insert.

Tomorrow is your last day to sign up for this months kit.  You can find all the details here.  Remember there's no commitment - if there's a set that just isn't your style - just let me know that you want to skip that month! 

Have a creative day!

Request this month's Stamp of the Month Kit today.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Disney Scrapbook Layout

Good morning!  I thought I'd share another one of my layouts from the Disney class.  This layout was completely inspired/cased from Stacey Cohen.  I loved her layout so much I had to duplicate it as best as I could.

Lots of bright banners - so simple but so very effective.  The pictures are of Eathan and Marcel after having gone on the Matterhorn.  They were pretty proud of themselves.  I love the photo of the two of them high fiving!  Adorable!

I hope you have a great day, we are off to a badminton tournament and ball hockey.  Busy day!


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Celebrations Basic Banner

Right from the get go I loved the Celebrations Basics Kit (p. 30 of the Celebrate the Everyday Catalogue).  My initial thought was to make a celebrate banner so that I could pull it out for everyone's birthday. After a little thought I decided to make a 'create' banner for my studio.  All the letters were there - it was perfect.  I added the Bermuda Bay Celebrations Add on Kit and a couple stamped images and voila - the perfect accent!  I LOVE how it turned out!

I've got a couple close up photos for you to have a look at.  I apologize for the quality - they aren't the best but it gives you an idea.
In the Add On Kit you get some tissue paper pieces that you can cut up and make into tassels. I spritzed one of them in crushed curry and the other in bermuda bay.
I used the little circular tags that come in the banner kit in between the banners and added some punched/stamped pansies.
In the add on kit, you get some fabulous patterned 6x6 sheets of dsp.  So I used my starburst framelits and cut out a starburst for behind the letters.  That's also where the silver paper came from.  Love it!

Hope you have a creative day!


Supply List:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Weekly Deals - Apr. 8th to 14th

Here are the deals for this week.  If there is anything you'd like, feel free to order online or to email me your order.  I have a couple orders going in this week.  If you don't already own this punch pack that is on sale - I highly recommend it.  These three punches are my most used punches!  Especially the first one.  It's the perfect punch to use when you just need a little something.

Have a creative day!


Treat Cup Bunnies

Good morning!  Every month at my team meeting I give attendees a little treat.  This month, with Easter coming up, I decided to do a little Easter themed treat using our treat cups.  These are so quick and easy to make and very few supplies are needed.
  • 2-1/2" circle punch (120906)
  • 1-3/4" circle punch (119850)
  • Large oval punch (119855)
  • White cardstock (100730)
  • White pompoms (I picked these up at a local craft store)
  • Circle treat cups (116802)
  • Candy for inside
So simple!  I think I will make a few extras to give to the kids attending Easter dinner.

Have a creative day!


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A Perfect Blend

Are you a creatively challenged papercrafter, short on time, looking for monthly inspiration and project ideas?

Then the virtual stamp of the month club may be just what you are looking for.  Not only will you receive a new stamp set each month, but you'll also get 3 FINISHED card samples using the featured set each month.  You will definitely be inspired by these beautiful finished cards!

This months stamp set is Perfect Blend and includes a package of bakers twine and 3 cute cards, one of them featuring a crisscross fold. 

Included in your package each month will be color instructions with a supply list and cutting measurements - this will allow you to easily recreate the cards! Plus you have the completed card to look at and reference when you go to make your own.

Each month you will receive a package in the mail that includes:
  • Featured stamp set:  new clear mount stamp set valued between $18.95 and $22.95.  Already own the set - no worries the stamp set may be substituted providing you let me know by the deadline.
  • 3 handmade cards:  these will be FINISHED cards using the featured set, one of which will include a fancy fold or technique.
  • Color printout which will include a photo of the card and supply list for each card
  • If the fold or technique requires it, you will also get a link to a video showcasing tips or tricks on creating the project.
You can receive all this for only $40/month (this includes shipping).  Remember that there is no commitment - so if you don't love the set that I've chosen or just need to take a break you can!  However, when you participate in the club for 3 consecutive months you'll get $5 off the 4th month.  If you participate for 10 consecutive months, you will receive $35 in free merchandise during your 10th month!

Anyone can join anytime... no matter where you live in Canada.  Members will be notified by email on the 8th of the month and will have until the 15th to opt in.  Packages will ship around the 25th of the month.

Request your Stamp of the Month Kit today!


Monday, 7 April 2014

Simply Fabulous Card Kit

Have you noticed the Simply Fabulous card kit in the big catalogue?  It's a fabulous kit that gives you all the consumeable supplies to create 8 cards, including coordinating colored envelopes.  In the kit there are these FABULOUS laser edged cards - they are so pretty!  That's what I used to create this card that we will be making at Coffee & Cards tomorrow (Tuesday the 8th).
Isn't the detail on that card amazing?  I love these little things and bought a couple extra kits just to have those little gems on hand!  And I love the smoky slate and pistachio pudding envelopes too!

If you'd like to create this card, RSVP for tomorrows session of coffee & cards.  Drop in anytime between 9:30 and 11 am and have a cup of coffee (or tea) and create this card for only $5! 

Hope to see you tomorrow!


Saturday, 5 April 2014

Sweet, Sweet Moments Layout

Good morning and welcome to another week of Scrapbook Saturday!  I'm loving this feature on my blog because it's forcing me to get some scrapbooking done!

Today's layout was another done for last month's scrapbook club.  It uses so many great products from the Celebrate the Everyday catalogue in particular one of my favorites for scrapbooking the Geometrical bundle.   I love the neutrality of this stamp set.  It, along with my other favorite, Gorgeous Grunge, in my opinion are must have sets for scrapbookers.

Titles are always a struggle for me.  I'm not very creative when it comes to that.  I often end up going through my stamp sets to see if there's something that's suitable and for this layout the 'sweet, sweet moments' sentiment from the Happy Day stamp set jumped out at me.  By adding the black chevron ribbon behind the white title, it really makes the title pop.

I wanted to mimic this same flag cluster on the other page so I added a sentiment from the Geometrical stamp set, layered it over the chevron ribbon and voila!

Have a creative weekend!


Supply List:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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