Friday, December 11, 2009

Bad, bad blogger....

Okay, so, I thought that I would have all this time to post everyday leading up to Christmas......and then reality set in. And so, as a matter of fact, did exhaustion!! These last few months have been NUTS! And because of it I am barely in the Christmas spirit. I think I need to go downtown and wander around the Eaton Centre, that always helps!

Anyhow, I wanted to apologize for not keeping up with things lately. I will try, when I can to post as regularly as possible. It might mean pics from my iphone, but then that is better than nothing right?

I hope your lead up to Xmas is going well. I will try and get back here later today to post pictures from this weeks club.

Did I mention that I have changed things around with Club for the time being?

1. No set Hostess- all people who submit a qualifying order of more than $25 on one of the two club days (Thursday or Friday in the second week of the month) are entered into a draw to win the Hostess Benefits! December's big winner was DONNA M!
2. No Commitment, you can do it one month, and not another! How cool is that?? You just need to let me know by Monday of the club week if you wish to participate.

Let me know if you want to get in the game for January! Jan will be an exciting month! Things to look forward to are:

2. NEW Occasions Mini Catalogue (customers of mine can expect theirs in the mail by the end of Dec)
3. SALE-A-BRATION Open House event!!!!!! Always a FREE event! (date TBD)
4. Mystery Hostess Club
5. NEW monthly 6 card class (dates TBD)

Happy Stampin' everyone!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Countdown to Christmas Day 2!!

Last night my kids got to open their first box of their advent calendar. Xander got a wind-up Crocodile that flips, Kieran got a package of eyelets. She was very excited to have her very own. She is a girl after her mom's heart. Tonight they got treats. Kieran a lindt chocolate snowman and Xander some fruit chews. But he wanted her chocolate!

Now for your advent treat! Today's card is a very very simple one that uses the Christmas Jingle Simply scrapin' kit. These kits are great for scrapbooking or you can use one kit to make countless cards! In the kit you get textured 12x12 card stock, 12x12 double sided patterned paper and die cut card stock stickers! The only other thing needed to make this card is some of the fabulous Old Olive 1-1/4" striped grograin ribbon. Simple and beautiful!

Products used:
Stampin' Up Card stock- Old Olive
Stampin' Up Simply scrapin' kit- Christmas Jingle
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Old Olive 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon.

Just a heads up that if you are planning to buy any stampin' Christmas presents for those crafters on your list please do so by Dec. 8th to ensure that they arrive before Xmas. Things are already slowing down at Stampin' Up because of the American Thanksgiving Holiday and now all the demonstrators are placing our pre-orders for the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration! They are only a month away! That's one of the HUGE perks of being a demonstrator. We get to order the new stuff a month before it is officially on sale! How cool is that? And we collectively earned 20% off the order (that's on top of our regular demo discount!). I LOVE being a Stampin' Up demonstrator! Want to join my team? Contact me today! The first person to join my team this month will get the very popular Level 2 hostess set "Christmas Punches"!


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Missed out on the Holiday Extravaganza bundles???

Never fear, because the sale has been extended until tomorrow!! Available only directly through me, not via my Online Ordering System.

Contact me TODAY to take advantage of these awesome deals! Perfect for you, or the card maker/crafter in your life.

Click here to view my previous post with all the details.


Countdown to Christmas Day 1

Welcome to DAY 1 of my countdown to Christmas where I will be featuring Christmas and Holiday projects from now until December 25th! Visit me daily for ideas and inspiration. Consider it your very own crafting Advent Calendar. For even more content sign-up to receive my newsletter (click the newsletter link on my blog).

I can't believe that it is December already. And what do you know, but we were graced with a fine layer of snow on the ground this morning. It has all melted away now but I am sure it will be back again soon!

On the topic of Advent calendars, I thought I would share with you the Advent Calendar that I made for my children. There is a little box for each day under my little tree. Each box is labeled with a number and tied with a bow. Inside are all sorts of little goodies. Sometimes they get a little present of sorts (thanks to the Dollar store) or sometimes it is a goodie to eat! They just never know until they open it! As I kid I LOVED my advent calendar and it was just one of those cheesy chocolate ones. I know my KIDS adore this one!

And now I will leave you with a card idea. Don't forget to send your Xmas cards soon. Here is the Canada Post Suggested mailing dates:


I'm ready early... Took me longer than I thought... I'm at last minute...
Mailing to... Letter-post Air Parcel XpresspostTM PriorityTM Worldwide
Africa November 23 November 23 December 1 December 16
Asia December 1 December 1 December 7 December 18
Australia December 1 - December 7 December 17
Caribbean December 1 December 1 December 7 December 18
Central/South America November 23 November 23 December 1 December 18
Europe December 1 December 1 December 7 December 19
Middle East December 1 December 1 December 7 December 18
New Zealand December 1
December 7 December 17
USA December 14 December 4** December 14 December 21
Local delivery Within my province Outside my province I want the most economical service
Regular Parcel
Took me longer than I thought
I'm at the last minute
Priority™ Next A.M.*
December 18 December 17 December 16 December 11 December 22 December 23

Products used:
Stampin' Up "Jolliest Time of the Year" stamp set, "Season of Joy" stamp set, "Many Merry Messages" stamp set
Stampin' Up Card stock- Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue.
Stampin' Up Ink- Basic Black and various other Stamp pads to colour (Real Red, Brocade Blue, etc).
Accessories: Aquapainter Versamark pad, paper piercer & mat pack, Boho Blossom punch, Pretties kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, corner rounder punch.


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