Thursday, 31 July 2014

July My Paper Pumpkin Projects

Good morning!  It feels like weeks since I've had a class or club so I'm very excited to be back to work today and hosting my Fancy Folds classes.  We've got a full class but I think everyone will love their projects!

My projects today, have nothing to do with fancy folds and everything to do with My Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!'s monthly creative escape.  Have you jumped onto the My Paper Pumpkin bandwagon yet?  I was talking to my friend Tammy the other day and said that I honestly think that EVERY paper crafter should subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin.  I cannot say enough about this kit and how much it has improved since the beginning.  The value is INCREDIBLE!

The projects above are the projects that came with the July kit.  Aren't they adorable?  And you get enough supplies to create 6 cards and 6 boxes - that's seriously amazing value!  At convention Shelli shared an adorable project she made with this months kit.  I loved it so much I came home and recreated it.
The top was cut off the box and it was decorated a little and then I recreated these adorable cards that fit inside.  Everything was from the kit!  To create the cards, I just cut the standard size card in half so they measured 2-3/4"x4-1/4".  Here's a closer look at the designs - there are 6 different ones.
All the greetings and everything are from the kit.  And there are even stamps that I didn't end up using!
Did you know that from now until September 10th, new subscribers can receive their first 2 months for 50% off ?!

Now is the time to give it a try!  I've had a peek at both August and September and I KNOW you will NOT be disappointed - the kits are amazing!  Be sure to use promo code HALFOFF to get 50% off your first two months.

After your first two months, keep the creativity coming for just $24.95 + tax per month (shipping included). Each month a fully designed project kit will arrive at your door with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go.

It’s commitment-free! You can cancel or suspend your membership at any time—really! So, go on, give it a try. What do you have to lose? (Except some boredom.)

Head on over to My Paper Pumpkin and subscribe today so you can start receiving your creative kit in the mail!  And mark your calendars for the My Paper Pumpkin Palooza on September 8th from 7-9.  Free for subscribers who have chosen me as their MPP demonstrator  - a little thank you from me to you as a subscriber.  Are you out of town and can't attend?  That's Ok if you are a subscriber, I will send you the supplies to make the projects.  Anyone across Canada can participate!

Have a creative day!


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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Kinda Eclectic Cards

Good morning!  I have a couple more make & takes to share with you today.  One of the stamp sets we received at convention was the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  I LOVE this set.  As a matter of fact, I love it so much that I decided to use it as Augusts stamp of the month.  Watch for that coming up next week.

We made two versions of this card.  The first one is relatively simple - showcases the new in colors - Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango and Blackberry Bliss.  Love the starburst in the back!
The second card is a stepped up version of the same card.  So some twine was added behind the greeting, a smaller vellum butterfly was added to the larger one with a mini paper clip.  The other thing that we did was stamp the leaves a few more times in a shade lighter.  Such simple little things that make the card look even more amazing.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Supply List:
Click on any of the images and it will take you to a description and pricing in my online store.

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

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Seasonally Scattered Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing one of the make & takes we did at Convention (well I did them when I got home:).  It gives you a peek at some of the new products coming up in the Holiday Catalogue (to start Aug. 28th). 

The box itself is a super cute, food safe, take out box.  Wouldn't this be adorable for neighbor or coworker treats, cookie swaps and even just gift packaging in general! 

Wrapped around the box is a piece of our new gift wrap - yes we will have some gift wrap in the Holiday Catalogue! 

The tag was stamped using one of the images from a new set called Seasonally Scattered such a cute set!  I will film a video once the catalogue goes live showing you how I created the two toned look of the stamped image.  Super easy and it has a really nice look to it.

And then lastly - check out that little wood leaf accent - isn't adorable?  Those will also be available in the Holiday Catalogue!

There are so many great new products in the Holiday Catalogue that we, as demonstrators, get a chance to preorder beginning August 1st.  If you'd like to have that opportunity as well - and get 30% on your first qualifying order, sign up for your own demonstrator number today.  

Maybe you're not ready for that but would like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue and don't normally receive them from me.  Send me an email with your name and address (Canadians only please) and I will pop one in the mail for you when I get my supply at the beginning of August. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a creative day.


Monday, 28 July 2014

Sassy Salutations Congratulations Card

Good morning!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Ours was pretty laid back.  The calm before the storm.  Things will start to pick up starting today and will be crazy for the next couple weeks.

Today I'm sharing a card that I received from my friend Tammy to congratulate me on my accomplishments this year.  So nice:)  I love the color combination - Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry and the GORGEOUS new Blackberry Bliss.  She used the Moonlight paper stack, which is so versatile.  I've gone through 2 full packages already and have ordered a 3rd.  It's a great paper pack and can be used for ANYTHING.

I've got the full list of supplies below, if you'd like to know what was used to create the card.  Before I go though, just a quick reminder that today is the last day to register for the Fancy Fold card class - the evening class is full but there is still space in the morning class.  If you'd like to register for the morning class or the class to go (does not include any stamped images), let me know.
Have a creative day!


Supply List:
Click any of the photos and it will bring you to a description of the item in my online store.

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

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Convention Gift

I was lucky enough to receive a gift from Donna Wizniuk, a sideline, at convention.  Isn't this cute?  It's a Bath & Bodyworks candle prettily wrapped!
Such a great gift idea.  It's amazing how much a bit of ribbon and some stamping can dress up a simple little gift!  I will definitely be reusing this idea.

Have a creative weekend!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Fancy Fold Card Class

Thursday July 31st at 9:30am  (still lots of space in the morning class)
OR 7pm (only a couple spots left in the evening class)

Tired of creating a regular card?
Want to learn some fancy folds?
That's what we'll be doing at card class in July.  We will create 3 cards, each featuring a different fold.  No experience required.  Class fee of $20 or $10 with a minimum $25 order.  This includes all pre-cut supplies and envelopes.  Please bring all types of adhesive (including sticky strip), scissors and bone folder to class.

Payment and registration is due by July 28th.

Space is limited - Register Now

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Convention Highlights

Well what can I say about Convention?  It was incredible.  I've come home inspired and full of ideas for upcoming events and different things to implement into my business.  I thought I'd share a few of my favorite photos from the event.

The first photo is just a snapshot of the display boards.  There are always soooo many ideas from other demonstrators and staff from the home office.  I make a point of taking photos of all the boards and then often come home and just zoom in to find my favorites.  Otherwise it's too hard to take in everything!
Convention attendees were lucky enough to be the first to receive a copy of the holiday catalogue.  They had product displays showcasing many of the products from the catalogue - including this GORGEOUS Halloween wreath.  So beautiful!
This is me, Danny and my Mom on our way into the convention centre for the Awards night.
I was lucky enough to have 5 team members attend Convention this year - from the left we have Ally, Sheila, Danny and my Mom. Patti was also there but she wasn't in this photo.  It was fun to share Convention with them.
There was this fun wall of flowers that you could use as a backdrop for photos so after the awards ceremony the three of us went to have our photo taken in front of it.  It was so beautiful!
 One of the highlights for me was that my upline, Winona Semler, and I both made top 20 in Canada which means we are both invited to the Founders Circle Retreat in St. George in September.  What an honour!  Not only did Winona make top 20 but she was also invited to join the Advisory Board - one of only 2 Canadians on the board this year!  So happy for her.  She deserves it!

Here's a brief video recap of Convention that SU! put together.  I'd love to have you join my team and attend Convention with me next year.   Feel free to email me with any questions.

I want to end this post with a big THANK YOU to all of you who have helped me achieve all that I achieved this year.  It's because of you that I had such a great year!  Thank you!!


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Weekly Deals - July 22 to July 28

Good morning!  Well I've returned from Convention full of ideas and inspiration and not enough time to do everything I'd like to.  I guess now would be a good time to make a list and prioritize!

Convention was a ton of fun - I will share more about that tomorrow, once I have time to download and edit my photos.  I have lots to share:)  Today I wanted to pop in and share the weekly deals.

Bitty Banners Big Shot Framelits Dies

Product #129267
Price Reg. $18.95 Sale $14.21

Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 3 dies. Largest image: 2-1/4" x 1/2". Coordinates with Blue Ribbon, Itty Bitty Banners, Simply Sports, Sketched Birthday Stamp Sets.

Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit

Product #133431
Price Reg. $12.95 Sale $9.71

Includes 4 sheets of 12" x 12" self-adhesive streamersÑcut to fit; 12' stitched garland; 2 sheets of die-cut accents, 1 sheet ea. 12" x 12" and 7" x 12"; 12 sheets of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper; Stampin' Spritzer for coloring streamers.

Celebrations Basic Kit
Product:  133007
Price: Reg. $18.95 Sale $14.21

Create your party de_cor foundation. Includes banner pieces: 15 Kraft pennants, 4-7/8" x 7-1/2" ea.; die-cut letters that spell 'Celebrate'; 12' of jute twine; 10 printed goodie bags, 5-7/8" x 4" ea.; 1 sheet of bag closures; 10 round printed tags, 2-1/2"

Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon

Product: #130019
Price: Regular $12.50 Sale $9.38

Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through. 10 yds.

Curly Label Punch

Product #119851
Price:  Reg. $ 22.95 Sale $17.21

Let our punches knock you out! All punch images are shown actual size.

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

Product #119275
Price: Regular $20.95 Sale $15.71

Let our punches knock you out! All punch images are shown actual size.

Pumpkin Pie 3/4" Chevron Ribbon

Product #130015
Price:  Reg. $12.50 Sale $9.38

Trendy must-have! Adorable twill with chevron design. Whisper White accent woven through. 10 yds.

Summer Happiness Kit - Digital Download

Product #130076
Price: Reg. $10.95 Sale $6.57

Download includes:
* 17-piece stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 26 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* An array of versatile floral and nature motifs to brighten your projects
* Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

If there is anything you'd like to order, feel free to order online from my online store or email me

Have a creative day!


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