Wednesday, 17 December 2014

White Christmas Card

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing the card I received from my Mom.  I must say that I LOVE this card!  It's a different take on a fancy fold that I've done a couple times.  If you open it up all the way the scene continues on...
The centre flap opens up to reveal the message.  Super cute isn't it?!  I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek project using new product.

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

More Handmade Christmas Cards

So how are your Christmas preparations coming along?  Have you finished your shopping?  How about your cards and any gifts that you are making?  My shopping is pretty much completed, still have wrapping to do.  Cards are done and mailed.  And only one gift left to make and that's my Mom's.  Starting that today!

As mentioned yesterday, I have some more homemade cards to share with you today. This first beautiful card was from my friend Nicole Keef.  She embossed watercolor paper with the Northern Flurry embossing folder and then added some water coloring over top for a bit of color.  Love it!
And this next one was from Marj Hughes.  Love the way she used the Striped Scallop thinlit to create a Christmas tree! 
Have a creative day!


Monday, 15 December 2014

Handmade Christmas Cards

Good morning!  After taking a week off from blogging, I'm hoping to be back on track with daily posts.  I've got plenty to share with you, it's not that I haven't been creating,  I just haven't had much time for editing photos and posting.

Today and the next couple days, I thought I'd share a few of the beautiful handmade Christmas cards that I've received so far.  This first card was from my friend Tammy Boutin.  I love the use of the All is Calm washi tape.  So pretty!

This next card was from another friend Carla Woelinga.  She used the Christmas Bliss photopolymer stamp set.  Love the simplicity.  So cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll be back to share more tomorrow.

Have a creative day!


Friday, 5 December 2014

Year End Closeout - up to 80% off!

It's a busy time of the year, and our Year-End Closeouts can help you save a little money as prepare for the holiday season. With more items on clearance (some holiday items included), and discounts up to 80 percent on fabulous products, you will want to take advantage of these amazing deals! Check out the Year-End Closeouts to see what's on sale!
  • Promotion Dates: 5 December 2014 - 5 January 2014.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Closeout items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Closeouts are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Closeouts orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Following the Year-End Closeouts sale, some remaining items may stay in the Clearance Rack. Other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
  • Orders must be placed online
There are some FABULOUS items on this closeout sale including items from the Holiday Catalogue.  Be sure to take a look now because items are while supplies last!

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

In This Together Blendabilities Card

Good morning!  Today I have one of the cards we did last month at our Blend Well class.  It uses the super cute In This Together stamp set.  I am loving coloring in the smaller images with our Blendabilities markers.  It's just so fun and easy to get some nice shading.

Have you had a chance to try out our alcohol markers?  If not, my next Blend Well class is on Tuesday December 9th (9:30am OR 7pm), why not come give them a try.  I'm confident you will love them!  Let me know you would like to attend and I'll save you a spot.

I'm pretty pumped for the occasions catalogue launch tonight.  The Treasure Stampers team will be well represented at the Edmonton session!  Looking forward to seeing all the great new products we as demonstrators will be able to begin ordering on Friday!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Last day to get $155 in product for only $93.75!

Good morning!  Just popping in quickly to post a couple reminders.

Today's the last day to choose $155 in product and pay only $93.75 (no shipping/no GST)!  Product can come from the holiday catalogue, the supplement, the large catalogue and even items from the Online Extravaganza list!  Sign up online and start saving.

Today's also the last day to purchase items up to 50% off!  Check out the full list of Online Extravaganza items.  For every $50 you spend through my online store you will receive 3 free card kits.  Here's a peek at the cards.

Weekly Deals for Dec. 2nd to 8th.

Have a creative day!


Monday, 1 December 2014

Quick and Easy Christmas Cards / Dec. 1st Door Buster Sale

Good morning!  Before I get on to today's blog post, I wanted to remind you of todays Door Buster sale.  These are the items that are on sale today only and while supplies last.

Click here to view the rest of the items on sale. Remember for every $50 you purchase through my online store during the Online Extravaganza, which ends tomorrow (Dec. 2nd), you get 3 free card kits sent to you.  Place your online orders here.

Now on to the fun stuff... I'm excited because today I'm part of my very first blog hop:)  I was invited to participate by Christina Litschel.  I met Christina at our fall conference back in September.  She had registered with a friend for my Bittern Lake Retreat but I hadn't yet met her so I was excited to meet her prior to the weekend.  At the retreat she powered through Christmas cards and ended up making well over 100 cards!  Amazing.

I love quick and easy projects and when you have to make a lot of something quick and easy makes sense.  When we went to Phoenix a few weeks ago, I challenged myself to create a Christmas card using only the Tree Punch, two packages of note cards, a pkg of the under the tree specialty dsp, cherry cobbler twine, cherry cobbler ink and one greeting stamp.  This is what I came up with...
The gold glimmer stars were leftovers from the Many Merry Stars kit and were added after I came home.  It took a bit of time to come up with a design with so few supplies but once I did it came together so quickly and I finished 40 cards in a couple hours.  Such a great feeling to have them done!
The dsp measures 3" x 4-1/2".  I made it that size so I could get 10 cards out of one sheet.  The flags with the greeting was cut from the scraps.  I had a ton of stars left over but I'll share what I made with those another day:) 

So are you up for a challenge?  Choose a small number of supplies (patterned paper pack, a package of note cards, a punch, one ink, one or two images/greetings and an embellishment) and challenge yourself to come up with a design using just those supplies - it's a lot of fun!  I'd love to see what you create!  Post a link in the comments section, if you'd like to share. 

I was asked to answer a few questions for the blog hop.  So here we go...

1. What are you working on?
Right now I am working on some overdue swaps for a set sampler group that I swap with each month. I'm hoping to get them done and in the mail today - only 5 days late:{  I think there's a few of us in the same boat though.

2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
Hmmm... I don't think my projects are really that much different to what you see out there.  My style is more on the simple side, I'm not an over-the-top type crafter.  I like quick, easy and beautiful.  I'm a bit of a perfectionist with my projects though so sometimes what was meant to be quick & easy doesn't turn out that way:)

3. Why do you create what you do?
For the most part, I create for classes and clubs.  However, I do love to do Project Life and scrapbook and I make a point of doing my own thing at least once a month.  This keeps the fun in what I'm doing and is also probably one of the reasons why I still love what I do, just as much, if not more, than I did when I became a demonstrator over 10 years ago. 

4. How does your creative process work?
My creative process is a little different depending on what I'm working on.  If I'm scrapbooking, I always start with a sketch.  Then I pick my photos and the supplies I want to use (dsp, stamps, etc.).  My layout may not always end looking anything like the sketch that inspired me but it serves as a starting point.  If I stare at a blank piece of cardstock and a couple photos, I will be there for hours and not be very productive.

If I'm card making, I usually find inspiration from Pinterest or a blog.  I try not to CASE a project exactly as is, I will try to add my own twist, whether it's changing a stamp set or patterned paper or flipping the orientation.  However, there are times when I fall in love with a project that I just have to copy exactly as I see it.  And that's what I love about Stampin' Up! demonstrators, we are OK with that - we love to share and are happy when you copy:)

So I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about my crafting process.  As part of the blog hop, I was asked to nominate two people.  I nominate Christine Alward, one of the Treasure Stampers team members.  We spent some time together at Convention a couple years ago and had a blast - such a fun person to be around!  And Donna Wizniuk, one of my talented sidelines.  Donna is truly an inspiration, always willing to help out when she can.  Both these talented ladies will be posting NEXT Monday (Dec. 8th). Can't wait to see what they come up with!

Have a creative day!


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Gift Ideas

With Christmas right around the corner, it's always nice to have some little treats on hand for people you may have forgotten to buy for, or just for the sake of showing someone you care.   I like to have lots of extra little gifts ready to be given all year round but especially this time of the year.  Tammy and I will have lots of little gift ideas at the Christmas Marketplace this weekend.  We can help you find a little something for anyone but here are a few people to help you remember to buy for:
  • teachers
  • neighbours
  • coworkers
  • bus drivers
  • hostesses
  • babysitters
 Many of these gift ideas can also be treats to go along with gift cards.  I always like to give a little something when I give a gift card to make it feel just a little more special. 
Many of our gift ideas are even wrapped and ready!  You can't get any easier than that!  Be sure to stop by our booth (#76) at the Christmas Marketplace on Friday or Saturday and we'll help you get a nice dent in your Christmas gift giving list.

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Snowflake Gift Card Holders and Tags

Good morning!  Today I am sharing with you what I did with the November My Paper Pumpkin kit. 
It came with enough supplies to make 12 of these tags.  I did one as it was meant to be and then created several more, very similar, except that I attached the white tag to the lost lagoon tag and then stamped the back of the tag. I also used one of the tags to create this card.
The kit also came with enough supplies to create 8 of these cards.
You untie the string and either side opens up to reveal the inside of the card.  I created one as intended and then switched it up and made the rest into gift card holders.
The top opens up to a pocket which you can tuck the gift card into.
I purposely left this blank with no greeting so that it would work for a winter birthday or for Christmas.  Gift cards are such a great gift but it makes them even more special if you present them in something pretty!  We will have lots of gift cards to choose from at our craft sale this weekend.  I hope you can stop by!

My Paper Pumpkin is a GREAT gift idea too.  Did you know that you can purchase a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift?  There are a few different options:

#137858  1-month subscription - $24.95
#137859 3-month subscription - $74.85
#137860 6-month subscription - $143.70 (save $1/month)
#137861 12-month subscription - $275.40 (save $2/month) and you get hostess benefits!!

Surprise someone this Christmas with the gift that keeps giving.  Purchase your prepaid subscriptions from my online store today.

Have a creative day!

Christmas Marketplace

Stop by the Christmas Marketplace for all your gift giving needs this weekend at the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan.  Be sure to come say Hi - we are at booth #76!

Online Extravaganza
Nov. 24th to Dec. 2nd

Enjoy our Online Extravaganza with flash deals on select items and bundles at a 20%-50% discount! But quantities are limited, and this great opportunity only lasts from November 24 through December2, so get yours before they're gone.

As an added bonus, we'll be bookending the beginning and end of the promotion with door busters on special products—some that have never before been paired together—that are only available for 24 hours and while supplies last! These specific deals are extremely limited, so act fast!

Lots of great deals you don't want to miss out on!  View the entire list here.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas Marketplace

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Come visit Tammy and I at the Christmas Marketplace at the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan.  We will have lots of great gift ideas, cards and tags to make your holiday season just a little extra special.  Stop by and visit us at booth #76 on Friday between 2 and 6pm or Saturday between 10 and 5.
Here's just a peek at some of the holiday tags we will have available. 
Hope to see you there!


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If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.

Aside from doing what I love every day and calling it a job, being a demonstrator definitely has its perks. Plus, for this week only, you can save and earn even more when you join Stampin' Up! If you want more details about this week’s special for joining, you can learn more here.

Doing what I love, and sharing what I love with others are just a few of the benefits that made me decide to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love sharing my passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and having the chance to build a great business doing so. I also get to set my own schedule and that is a definite plus!

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