Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sale-a-bration cards....

Here are the cards that we were making at my Open House yesterday. Thank you everyone who came, and I will post the Door Prize winners either later today, or tomorrow. The first card was made using a "Top Note" cut out in Designer Paper. I then cut the note in half so that the stripped half could show too. Some of the Certainly Celery ribbon was tied on the top and the "A Little Something for you" stamp from the "Yummy" set was used. All of this was mounted on Close to Cocoa paper. The second card uses both the "Botantical Blooms" and "Congratulations" set. The card base is Rose Red. The flowers and sentiment were stamped on Whisper White using Basic Black for the outline, Rose red, So saffron and Certainly Celery to stamp the insides. This piece was then mounted on a piece of the so saffron FREE Sale-a-bration paper.


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Friday, February 27, 2009

Sorry for the lack of postings & Open House reminder......

Hi Everyone,

It's been one crazy week around my place. The baby, after going to daycare for the first time last Friday came down with one hell of a stomach bug on Monday morning! And even today, he is not fully back to normal. He is much better, but I am still waiting for his usual appetite and subsequent rise in activities. Oh, and because one sick kid isn't enough, his sister came down with the same bug a couple of days ago. Such fun. Therefore, no time for posting......

I have LOTS of cards to share, but I need to take pictures of them. I will try and do that tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow........ it's my Sale-a-bration Open House!! I sure hope you can drop in! Come by for some make and takes (both featuring Sale-a-bration products), door prizes and a damn good time!! :) And remember, everyone who comes gets one entry into the door prize draw and there are lots of other ways to earn entries such as sales, bookings etc!

Hope to see you tomorrow!


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Monday, February 23, 2009

Brown paper packages, tied up with string.......

These are a few of my favorite things!

I wanted to start a new feature on my blog. Every Monday I will post 5 links to other blogs/sites with projects that I think are pretty awesome. I spend a lot of my time each week scanning Splitcoaststampers and other people's blogs. I thought it would be fun to post my favorites for you to checkout each week. I am going to call this feature "Brown Paper Packages".

So on to my first edition of "Brown Paper Packages":

1. Bella Blossom Card from Josee Smuck/Heather Fosbery
2. Urban Designer Paper/Fifth Avenue Floral from Gretchen Barron
3. Top Note mini album from Sarah Pendergrast
4. Sale-A-Bration movable card from cejsmom (SCS)
5. Sale-A-Bration St. Patrick's day card from Jennifer Weide


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Friday, February 20, 2009

What can you do with your Sale-a-bration sets??

Well, almost anything! At least anything your imagination can think up! Or you could just visit my favorite idea website called Splitcoaststampers! There you can find thousands of ideas for all of the different SU stamp sets. Head on over there and check it out. In the mean time I will leave you with a project made using the Sale-a-bration set called "Yummy".


1. Fold Bashful Blue card stock (8-1/2" x 8-1/2") in half to create triangle. Fold front of triangle down so that tip of flap is approximately 1/2" from bottom edge. Fold right side of triangle in so that top edge of side is even with the top edge of flap. Repeat with left side. Pull right and left sides back and pull flap up, then fold sides in and fold flap over.
2. Stamp dots image repeatedly in VersaMark ink on inside of pouch. Wrap Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around pouch and adhere.
3. Round corners of Pretty in Pink card stock (3" x 2") using 3/16" Corner Rounder punch. Adhere Old Olive card stock (3" x 1/4") to Pretty in Pink card stock.
4. Stamp “A little yummy for your tummy” in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out image. Stamp heart image in Rose Red ink on Rose Red card stock. Cut out heart and adhere to yummy piece. Adhere to Pretty in Pink card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere entire piece to Bashful Blue pouch using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5. Tie Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in a knot and adhere to left side of pouch.

  • Big Bold Birthday Stamp Set
  • Yummy Sab Stamp Set
  • Card Stock Pretty In Pink 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Old Olive 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Whisper White 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Rose Red 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Bashful Blue 8 1/2X11
  • Classic Stampin Pad Chocolate Chip
  • Classic Stampin Pad Rose Red
  • Versamark Pad
  • Bone Folder
  • Scissors Paper Snips
  • Glue Dots Mini
  • Stampin Dimensionals
  • Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate Chip 5/8 Inch

Contact me to place an order, all qualifying orders ($60 and up) will get to choose a Sale-a-bration set from the special catalogue!


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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sale-a-bration card

Hi Guys,

I thought I would share a card using a Sale-a-bration set. The card was made by a demo named Robin Merriman and was posted on the Stampin' Up demo only website. That's one of the HUGE advantages of being a Stampin' Up demonstrator. We have access to a wonderful website with TONS of resources for our creative and business needs.

Products used:

  • Botanical Blooms Sab Stamp Set
  • Garden Greetings Stamp Set
  • Card Stock Bashful Blue 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Shimmery White 8 1/2X11
  • Card Stock Barely Banana 8 1/2X11
  • Designer Series Paper Delicate Dots (Sab)
  • Classic Stampin Pad Bashful Blue
  • Classic Stampin Pad Certainly Celery
  • Classic Stampin Pad Barely Banana
  • Classic Stampin Pad Sahara Sand

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  • Punch Scallop Edge
  • Brads Soft Subtles
  • Punch Corner 3/16 Inch
  • Snail Adhesive Permane

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy belated Family Day!!

Sorry I didn't post yesterday, but we spent family day hanging out as a family! Go figure! :) Kieran has been bugging us to play poker, so as soon as the baby went to sleep, that's exactly what we did. It was pretty fun too! But she doesn't get the whole bluffing thing, or really understands what makes a good hand, but she likes it, and we all had fun. Since I have been using my All in the Family set, I figured that would be a great one to show for Family day...... I am sooo clever! :)

This is a card that I made for one of my niece's birthdays. I have been eye balling all of the beautiful cards with a sponged cloud background, and just had to try it out! The image is coloured in with ink and blender pens. The presents are cut out of paper scraps and then I hand drew the bows (and the birds).

Products used:
Stampin' Up "All in the Family" stamp set, "Family Accessories" Stamp Set and "Warm Words " stamp set
Stampin' Up Card stock- Whisper White, Rose Red, Gable Green, assorted scraps
Stampin' Up Ink- Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, So Safron & Pretty in Pink
Accessories- Sponge Dauber, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Write marker, blender pen


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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sale-a-bration Open House!!!

That's right! It's Open House time again!! And this time we are celebrating, Sale-a-bration!!!

When: Saturday, Feb. 28th
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Where: 5 Yewfield Crescent, Don Mills, ON, M3B 2Y4

There will be make-and-takes, door prizes and munchies. And all purchases made that day will be eligable to earn free Sale-a-bration products choosen from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:

When you spend $60 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit--for every $60 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward.

When you host a workshop of at least $350 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set--a value of up to $56.95--from our current Idea Book and Catalogue! Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the cost of the Starter Kit!

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on February 1 and runs through March 31, so don't miss your chance to earn free products! Talk to me today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion. I have a full-colour Sale-A-Bration brochure full of beautiful project ideas you can make using these limited-edition Sale-A-Bration sets. You can also view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online.

I am sorry that I have not been posting very much lately, but things have been a little nuts around here. Well, more nuts than usual. Kieran has been having some health complications, which we have thankfully found out are not serious, although we have yet to receive a conclusive diagnosis. We have been to the emergency department on 2 separate occations and have had a consulation with a Pediatric Surgeon at North York General Hospital. Next step is an MRI to get more information. Despite all of this, she is still her happy-go-lucky self!

I will post some projects using Sale-a-bration sets soon!!


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Monday, February 2, 2009

Ever thought about being a Stampin' Up Demo???

As if Sale-a-bration isn't enough of a promotion, Stampin' Up has done it again! When you sign up as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator you need to purchase a starter kit. The kit is $249 but includes everything you need to get started on your way as a demonstrator, whether you want to be one to make some extra money or to receive a 20% discount on all your purchases. Well, from Feb. 1st until March 31st you get the starter kit for only $209!! That's 15% off the kit. And......... you get to choose a an additional free stamp set from the new Spring/Summer Catalogue (up to a $56.95 value!). You get over $470 value for $209!! And you have the option of purchasing the Scrapin' Memories add on for $60 (a $96 value).

If you have thought about it, now is really the best time! Contact me for more details on becoming a demonstrator. I became one because I love the products and wanted to both save, and make some extra money. You will be blown away by all the benefits!


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Sunday, February 1, 2009

It's time to Sale-a-brate, Stampin' Up style!

Once a year, Stampin' Up has a killer sale!!! And guess what??? Starting today it's Sale-a-bration time!!!

For every $60 spent you get to choose one item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue!! Click here to view the catalogue online. You can choose from 4 stamp sets, 1 set of Designer Paper or a ribbon bundle. All items are available only for this promotion, and once the promotion is over, the items are gone!! The sale runs from today until March 31st.

In addition, all hostesses are eligable to earn a Sale-a-bration set for all workshops over $350 in addition to the regular hostess benefits!! What a fantastic time to shop!!

Contact me to book your workshops or to place an order soon to make the most of this amazing sale!!


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