Friday, 24 November 2017

Up and Away Thinlits and a Fun Fold

The Up & Away Thinlit dies are another one of my favorite items on the Online Extravaganza. This detailed thinlit creates the most beautiful balloon. There are even dies included that you can use to create a colorful balloon or an ombre effect like I've done for this one.

View the Online Extravaganza list.

This is one of my go to folds whenever I'm looking for something quick & easy. It's simply a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" then you do a mountain fold at the 2-3/4" score line and a valley fold at the 5-1/2" score line. Love it!

Here's another project created using the Up and Away Thinlits.

If you are Canadian, order online and use 

hostess code GW39MTD6 

and I'll send you a free gift with your minimum $50 purchase

Have a creative weekend!

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Celebrations Duo and Detailed Dragongly Thinlits

There are so many great products on sale this week for the Online Extravaganza that I thought we'd revisit some of my favorite projects using my top picks. First up for today is the Celebrations Duo embossing folders (#142760). I love that this celebrate folder in debossed, which allows you to stamp over top to make it pop!

And the detailed dragonfly thinlits are another top pick. I LOVE the dragonflies and it's something we haven't had before which makes it even better. This simple card uses a watercolor wash in the background and then just a simple greeting and the framelits. Quick and easy just what I like!

Check out the full Online Extravaganza list here.

If you are Canadian, order online and use 

hostess code GW39MTD6 

and I'll send you a free gift with your minimum $50 purchase

Have a creative day!

Monday, 20 November 2017

The Online Extravaganza starts today!

November 20th - select stamp sets 20% off!
November 20th to 26th - shop exclusive sales and deals on select items
November 27th - 24 hour Flash Sale

Everyone loves a deal and Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza is sure to provide you with lots of great deals!

MONDAY NOVEMBER 20TH ONLY - Select stamp sets 20% off!
Item #DescriptionRetail PriceDiscount Price
139891Remarkable You Wood$59.00$47.20
139894Remarkable You Clear$44.00$35.20
140643Bloomin Love$21.00$16.80
141054Éclosion d'amour$21.00$16.80
143775Celebrate You Wood$33.00$26.40
143778Celebrate You Clear$24.00$19.20
142982Cool Treats$33.00$26.40
143440Souhaits frais$33.00$26.40
138682You're so Sweet Wood$35.00$28.00
139440You're so Sweet Clear$25.00$20.00
140180Juste comme ça$25.00$20.00
143949Garden Girl Wood$35.00$28.00
143952Garden Girl Clear$25.00$20.00
143740Good Vibes Wood$35.00$28.00
145080Good Vibes Clear$25.00$20.00
142871Super Duper Wood$36.00$28.80
142874Super Duper Clear$25.00$20.00
138764Heartfelt Sympathy$21.00$16.80
140098Des adieux du fond du cœur$21.00$16.80
144865Every Good Wish$24.00$19.20
144862Every Good Wish$33.00$26.40
145103Que de bons vœux$24.00$19.20
144870Good Tidings$26.00$20.80
145124Bouquet de houx$26.00$20.80
142954Milestone Moments$26.00$20.80
143426À souligner$26.00$20.80
143689More than Chocolate$21.00$16.80
140653Number of Years$33.00$26.40
141091Au fil des ans$33.00$26.40
140386Oh What Fun$26.00$20.80
140469Hourra pour Noel$26.00$20.80
141934Touches of Texture Wood$69.00$55.20
143251Touches of Texture Clear                $44.00                       $35.20                            

If you are local and have any items you'd like to purchase, feel free to email me. I will have an order going in for stamp sets on the 20th and then at least one or two more before the end of the sale. If you'd like your order shipped direct to you, order online and use 

hostess code GW39MTD6 

and I'll send you a free gift with your minimum $50 purchase! Remember the stamp sets are only on sale on Monday the 20th.

Here are a few samples using some of the products that are on sale...

This layout uses the Large Framelit Numbers (#140622) - I use these and the coordinating stamp set, Number of Years (#140653) - also on sale but only today, so much when I do any memory keeping!

The touches of texture (WM #141934 / CM #143251) stamp set is another great set that's on sale today!

The Cool Treats stamp set (#142982) has to be one of my favorites on the sale list!

Order online and use hostess code GW39MTD6 and I'll send you a free gift with your minimum $50 purchase! 

Have a creative day!


  Top 3 Favorite Stamp Sets on Sale:

My Favorite Online Extravaganza Items:
In no particular order 

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Be Merry rosettes can be used for so much more than ornaments!

Have you noticed the Be Merry Kit in the Holiday Catalogue? This is an all inclusive kit that makes 12 festive rosette ornaments. They are really easy to make and all you need is hot glue and some dimensionals!

Although these make really great ornaments, they can also be used for gift tags, gift packaging and home decor. I thought I'd share a few ways that I've put them to use.

For the first sample I used the rosette to pretty up a gift package. I wrapped a strip of our Merry Music dsp around the box and then added the rosette on top. Simple but cute. A great way to step up a boring box!

I had a hard time getting a good photo of this home decor piece. It looks so good in person and it's so easy. All I did was cut off the string on the rosette and added it to a piece of white cardstock and then framed it in an 8x8 shadow box from IKEA. What a great gift idea or decor piece for your own home!

And lastly I have another gift packaging idea. I added the rosette to one of my favorite products in the holiday catalogue - our acetate boxes. Inside the box are chocolates covered in our Merry Little Christmas dsp. Again it's nothing fancy but presentation sure makes a difference.

These little rosettes can turn a simple gift into a wow - really easily! Visit my online store today to pick up a kit to make your holiday gifts stand out.

Have a creative weekend!

Product List: 
Click on any of the photos to shop my Canadian online store. 

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

This tool will change the way you stamp!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product details:
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$65.00 CAD
Here's a video that goes into the details and gives you a look at the product. This product is going to be AMAZING! I can't wait to get one.

Now you're probably thinking...

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, Stampin' Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and they guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse.

The launch will feature three reservation windows - the first one starts tomorrow. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last. I'm thinking these will go quickly - especially during the first window. I suggest making your reservation early!
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
Reservation WindowsAvailable to Ship
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Information you may find helpful:
The first reservation window opens on Thursday November 16th at 2pm (MST) and is only open while supplies last. To reserve your Stamparatus visit my online store during the reservation window and click on the Stamparatus link (Note: the link will not show up until the reservation window opens).

As a thank you to all those who reserve a Stamparatus through my websit, I will offer a FREE class (in person & online), once the product has shipped. This class will show you how to take advantage of all the features of this fabulous tool! Ack! I can't wait!!! Be sure to send me an email after you've reserved your tool so that I can add you to my class list!

Have a creative day!


Don't miss out on making your own Christmas cards!

Making and sending cards is one of my favourite things to do. How often do you receive something in the mail that isn't junk or a bill? My guess is not often. Receiving a card in the mail can make a world of difference to someone. Let's make this year a banner year for sending holiday cards and if you need help making them, I've got just the event for you - my upcoming Christmas card stamp-a-stack.

I'd love for you to join me. Here are all the details...

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack
Sunday November 26th at 1pm OR
Monday November 27th at 6:30pm

Let's create create Christmas cards together! Class fee includes all precut, punched and embossed pieces and envelopes to create 16 cards - 4 each of 4 designs. Please bring adhesive of all types (available to purchase in class if you need it), scissors and a bone folder.

Class fee options:
Option 1: Class fee of $35
Option 2: Class fee of $15 + a minimum $40 purchase in class.

Note: the online extravaganza begins November 20th and runs until the 26th. On the 27th there will be a 24-hour flash sale. So there will be lots of great deals to be had!

View the online extravaganza list.

Deadline to register for the Christmas stamp-a-stack is November 20th or while space is available.

Register today!

Have a creative day!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Stampin' Blends meet Merry Little Christmas DSP

I've been having so much fun with our new Stampin' Blends markers. I've been coloring everything from a Starbucks cup, dsp, stamped images and coloring pages. I feel like a kid and am loving it!

This adorable box was one of the gifts my mom gave me at my retreat. Because I give treats to everyone each day, she feels like I should have something too so she makes me little treats. Gotta love her:)

She colored the leaf dsp from the Merry Little Christmas dsp pack (in the Holiday Catalogue) using the olive stampin' blends and then added it to the inside of one of our tiny treat boxes. She wrapped it with some of the gorgeous pear pizzazz shimmer ribbon. Really simple but it looks so beautiful. These would be amazing place cards at a dinner party - don't you think?! Just add a tag with the name on it and you are set.

I loved the look of the dsp colored in so much that I used her idea and created some little 3x3 cards using up a few pieces from this months Paper Pumpkin kit and the stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative weekend.


Shop my Canadian online store for these products.

Supply List:
Note: The banners, both white and gold, and the starburst looking stamp, are from the October Paper Pumpkin kit. However, you could use the the banner from the Popcorn Box Thinlits or one of the banners from the Bunch of Banners Framelits for a similar look.