Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Happy Day Stampin' Up! Card

Good morning!  Well by now, you've probably had a chance to check out the retiring lists.  Lots of great sets will soon be gone.  I've already pulled out all my retiring product and plan on using it lots in the next few weeks while I can still enjoy it.

This is one of the cards we made at stamp club this month using Stampin' Up!'s Happy Day stamp set - which is retiring:(  It's not a set that I was drawn to initially but I'm surprised how much I've used it - the words in it are great and I love the two images.  I paired it with the Eastern Elegance dsp (also retiring).  This paper is so beautiful - one of my favorite color combinations - Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, and Smoky Slate.

Here's a link to the updated lists if you want to check them out.  Several items are sold out already.  Don't forget, you can still get free shipping until the 25th!

Retiring Stamp Set List

Retiring Accessory List

Thanks for stopping by today!


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

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Personalized Artwork Class - Last Chance to Register

You choose the size - 12x12 or 11x14, your word and your color scheme/paper package.  Please provide these at time of registration.
Contact me today to register.

See you in class!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Saying Goodbye and Free Shipping on Everything

The lists of retiring products is out so start stocking up! Don't forget: all products, including stamps, are only available while supplies last, so get them before they're gone for good!

View the retiring stamp set list.

View the retiring accessory list.

Stampin' Up! is also offering free shipping on all orders between April 21st and 25th!  Order your products online today and save!  Or send me an email and I can add it to an order I have going in.
To sweeten the pot even more if you order online and use hostess code EGCETASJ, I will send you a free package of rhinestones with your thank you card!

Happy Shopping!


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter Layout and FREE Shipping

Good morning!  Before I get into the details of today's layout, I just wanted to let you all know that all orders placed from April 21st to 25th will receive FREE shipping!  The timing couldn't be any better because the retiring list comes out on April 21st!  I will be posting the information on my blog on Monday morning and also sending an email out so be sure to watch for it - remember all items are while supplies last.

Now for today's layout...
Since it's Easter weekend, I thought I would share with you the Easter layout I did for scrapbook club this month.  I plan on putting photos from this weekend in there.  Nothing like planning ahead:)

The colors were pulled from the Watercolor Wonder DSP available from the Celebrate the Everyday catalogue.  The title was created using the Morning Post Alphabet and then cut with the egg framelit from the Backyard Basics framelit set.  I added a little sponging around the edges with smoky slate to make them pop a bit.  A 4x6 photo is meant to go in the upper right corner and then two 2-1/2" square photos on the island indigo and smoky slate banners.
On this page I will put a 4x6 photo in the upper left and then two 2-1/2" photos on the daffodil and smoky slate banners.  The banners were cut using the banner framelit set from the Celebrate the Everyday catalogue.
The basket was created using a bunch of 1/2"x4" strips of baked brown sugar cardstock that were weaved together.  Then I ran them through the big shot using the smallest envelope liner, upside down.  I wanted the rounded bottom.  Then I just used scissors to trim the edges that jut out.  The handle was created by nesting two oval framelits.  I love how it turned out.

I hope you have a creative day!

Friday, 18 April 2014

April Team Card Guts - Part 2

Good morning!  I hope you are having a great day off.  As promised yesterday, I have a couple more card gut cards to share with you today...
This first one was created by Patti Lovallo.  She used a piece of the back of the tag at the top and then inside, used the rest - very cute!
And the last one is mine.  I didn't do anything out of the ordinary with my tag:(
Have a creative day!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

April Team Card Guts

Good morning!  Are you looking forward to the long weekend?  I certainly am - we have 4 days off together where the only scheduled thing - apart from family time - is a ball hockey practice.  We are looking forward to Easter dinner with my parents and friends of ours from Australia on Saturday and then Easter brunch with Marcel's family which is always lots of fun.  Good times!

Today I have our April team card gut cards to share.  This month I challenged them a little by giving each of them a different tag from the Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags package.  It was fun to see how everyone used them. 
This first card, created by Christiane Kowch is super cute with the addition of the hexagon hive thinlit.  I love how she cut out the accent on the card.
This one was created by Tracey Frith - I LOVE how she cut up the tag and used on her card front.  Such a fun card!
This next card was created by a brand new team member Rejeanne Cool.  Rejeanne is a new stamper and at the time of the meeting, hadn't even received her starter kit yet so her supplies were minimal.  I think she did a great job.  This photos is of the outside.
And the inside.

I have a couple more that I will share with you tomorrow.

Have a creative day!


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!



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