Monday, 1 September 2014

August Team Card Guts

Good morning! I hope you are enjoying this wonderful Labor Day weekend!  Today I thought I'd start sharing a few of the card guts from our last team meeting.  This first one is my Mom's.  It uses the beautiful Seasonally Scattered stamp set.  Love this set!
This next one is Patti Lovallo's card.  She used the For All Things stamp set in the background - love how that gives the foliage a bit more fullness.  Very pretty!
I believe, but am not 100% sure, that this was Carla Woelinga's or maybe Marj Hughes.  I find it hard to remember which card belongs to who because I don't keep them.  We actually do a draw and everyone who participates gets their name entered to win them all.  Anyway, back to the card... I love how she used the scallop circle as a flap on the right and the left side kind of tucks in behind.  Very cute!

I'll be back to share more later this week!


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Holiday Catalogue is here!

I'm a couple days late in posting the link to the Holiday Catalogue - I apologize.  We've been enjoying some family time the last few days. Now that our old house has sold we have more time to focus on each other and this house.  We've had a productive weekend so far.  It feels good to just have time to do things together and not have the stress of the other house always at the back of our minds.  What a weight off our shoulders!

Anyway, enough about that on to the fabulous Holiday Catalogue!  This is such a great catalogue so many wonderful new products I'm excited to share with you!

Don't forget that today is the last day to order any of the Big Shot bundles and save.  Check out the flyer here.  If you don't already own the star framelits, I highly recommend the Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle which includes the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and stars framelits at a savings of 15%!  That and the Decorative Goodies Bundle are my favorites.

Today I thought I'd share another of the Big Shot challenge projects from our team meeting.  This one was created by Tammy Boutin - it uses the star framelits of course:)
She also used an image from the Work of Art stamp set and another from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Love it!

Have a creative day!


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Stampin' Up's Star Framelits - Love them!

Good morning!  At our July team meeting I challenged everyone to create a project using a new Big Shot item.  We had lots of great samples come back in August and many of them using the star framelits.  This set of framelits are definitely a favorite!

Today's project was created by Danny Gruner.  Isn't it lovely!  I love the use of the different sized stars and the variety of ways that you can use them:
  • Score them and fold to make it dimensional
  • Use two different sizes to create a border star with a window in the center
  • And just a regular star
Love it!  Thanks for sharing Danny.  I will be sharing more of these creative challenge projects over the next week or two.  Be sure to stop by and check them out!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

For All Things Card

Good morning!  I have a beautiful card to share with you that I received in the mail from Lorna Raczinski using a stamp set that is in the Holiday Catalogue - For All Things.  If you love fall, you will love this stamp set.  It's beautiful.  The texture that these images have is lovely.

As always, Lorna's card is stunning.  Such a nice blend of colors and I love that she repeated the acorns from the dsp with the acorn die cuts.  So cute.  Even the inside was decorated!  A great card for the upcoming fall season!

Only two more days until you can order from the Holiday Catalogue (unless you'd like to sign up for a demo number then you can select product from the Holiday Catalogue in your starter kit).

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Monday, 25 August 2014

Christmas in August Card Class

Good morning!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Ours was on the quiet side which is nice - the calm before the storm of back to school and the craziness!

Just wanted to pop in to share a card we will be making on Thursday (Aug. 28th) at my Christmas in August class.  There are still a few spots available if you are interested in attending.  Here are the details.

Christmas in August
Thursday August 28th
9:30am OR 7pm

Want to get a jump start on holiday cards?  
Join me at my annual Christmas in August card class and create 4 holiday cards using new product from the Holiday Catalogue.  Class fee of $25 (or $10 with a minimum $40 order) includes all pre-cut supplies to create 4 cards and envelopes. 

Registration ends today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Register for the Christmas in August class today!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Big News Wedding Card

Good morning!  I've been busy preparing for one of my all time favorite events of the year - my annual hostess appreciation event. I normally hold this event in June but this year I just couldn't fit it in so I decided to wait until the end of August when most people will be back from holidays.  We always have lots of fun.  Everyone gets a little treat as a thank you from me, we make cute projects, play games, there are prizes and refreshments.  I'm super excited but still have lots to do in preparation for Monday and Tuesday.

Anyway... on to today's card - a catalogue CASE from Tammy Boutin using the Big News stamp set.  Check out the card on page 68.  There are such cute projects in the catalogue, why not copy one you love.  It saves you time and effort:)

Thanks Tammy for sharing!

Have a creative weekend!


Supply List:
To see the pricing and details just click the photo and it will take you to my online store.
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Short and Sweet

Have you received your Holiday Catalogue in the mail? Isn't it FABULOUS?  I'm sure with it came an even longer wish list!  What if I told you that you can get $190 worth of product from that holiday catalogue and/or the annual catalogue for only $125 and not pay shipping OR GST?!  Sounds like a great deal doesn't it?

This offer is open to anyone across Canada but only for a short time - August 21st - 28th, 2014!  You can join the Stampin' Up! family, get a demo ID number and give it a shot absolutely risk free!  What have you got to loose?  Nothing!  What have you got to gain?  A GREAT deal on Stampin' Up! product with the opportunity for SO much more!  If you are curious, check out the demonstrator benefits or send me an email, I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have!  And if you decide to join my team, you can attend our quarterly training on Sept. 6th absolutely free!  Not local?  That's Ok - I have a cute package of goodies to send to you:)

Join the Treasure Stampers team today!

Have a creative day!


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Card

I had my first Blendabilities class last night and this is one of the cards we created.  Such a simple card but the flower has so much dimension thanks to our new alcohol markers!  One thing I noticed was that coloring with these markers is addictive.  They really are a lot of fun!

If you are curious about our Blendabilities markers and want to give them a try - the second class is scheduled for Tuesday September 23rd at 7pm.  And if you already know that you love them or want them all, consider joining the Blend Well Club where you can attend the classes for free.  You can find all the details here.

Have a creative day!


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

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Chalk Talk Swap and Weekly Deals

Good morning!  I have another beautiful swap to share with you today - this one created by Sherie Mortazay.  Lots of Gorgeous Grunge used to create the beautiful background.  I love the layering of the two images from the Chalk Talk stamp set.  Such a great swap - thanks Sherie!

And because it's Tuesday, I thought I'd also share the weekly deals.  These are good from today until August 25th.
Love the square framelits, Honeycomb folder and the Elegant Butterfly punch - some great products this week!  If there's anything you'd like to order, you can do so online or by sending me an email

Have a creative day!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Weekend Retreat - only 4 spots left!

Are you looking for a creative escape?  Well I may just have the answer for you.  I have planned a weekend creative escape out at Bittern Lake Lodge (Oct. 31, Nov. 1st and 2nd, 2014).  If you haven't been on a weekend retreat - these are FABULOUS!  So much fun to gather with other crafters for some dedicated crafting time and to be inspired by others.

Here's a little more information on the retreat...

The service provided by Sheldon and his Chef (Ramon) is amazing!  The cost is exceptional considering the quality of food and service at the lodge.  At the retreat you can expect uninterrupted (only meals and times you decide) crafting/you time.  You can craft from sun up to sun down or well beyond - or craft very little or not at all.  Naps and pajamas are always endorsed:)  This retreat allows you to focus on what you want to do, when you want to do it.  The retreat is open from 4pm on Friday and closes at 4pm on Sunday.

While a guest at Bittern Lake Lodge, you will be treated to a homey atmosphere that can accommodate up to 18 crafters in double and triple (one queen (two people share the queen) and a single) rooms that feature goose down duvet quilts and pillows (single rooms are not typically available).

  • Single guests are always welcome too.  If you come as a single, you may be matched up with another single guest but will not be asked to share a queen bed with a stranger:)
  • If you come as a triple, your group will be placed in a triple room - two guests will have to share a queen bed.  Or you can bring a personal cot.
The sleeping quarters are in a separate building from the main lodge and are very quiet and relaxing.  The sleeping house is always a quiet zone.

The main building features several amenities such as a pool table, a full sized guest fridge for guest items (simple snacks or special beverages), ice machine, margarita machine, two fireplaces, large screen tv and satellite and wireless internet.  Outside, the beauty of Alberta allows for walks in the country and many sitting areas outside.  in the crafting room, each crafter has their own 6' table to work at with a power bar at each pod of tables.  For quilters, there is additional space for your iron and other related items to work on your projects.  The lighting is excellent and there are many windows showing the beautiful property that the lodge sits on.

The meals at the lodge are amazing!  All meals are almost totally made from scratch and as part of your fee, you will receive a light dinner on the day of arrival, three full, delicious meals on the full days at the lodge and breakfast and lunch on the day of departure.  While you may bring your own snacks, you will probably find that you will not need them!  Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water are always available.  You are welcome to bring your own beverage selections as well, including alcohol (if consumed responsibly).

All this, plus a few little extras from me - all for only $210!  Optional classes (for an additional fee) will be available to register for and will be sent out in September to all registrants.  These classes will all be available for you to do at any time throughout the weekend.  By not having scheduled class times, this allows you to fit them in when it works for you and doesn't interrupt your crafting time!

One last thing you need to know - Bittern Lake Lodge is also a waterfowl hunting lodge, so when it is not hunting season (September to mid-October) Sheldon rents out his facility - this means there are wildlife trophies of all types throughout the lodge.  Please be aware of this as you make your decision to join us.

Please note that a deposit of at least $105 is due upon registration to hold your place.  Balance is due 30 days prior to departure.  Payment can be made by cheque, money order or by email money transfer (sorry no PayPal option for this event).  Retreat is limited to 18 people.  ***Only 4 spots left!***  Deposit holds your spot.

I hope that you are able to join us at this fabulous Creative Escape!  I know that you will love it.


Register today for the Creative Escape.


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