Friday, January 22, 2010

I {heart} Stampin' Up

I, like most of you have had their thoughts consumed by the tragedy in Haiti. And Stampers by nature love to lend a helping hand when ever possible. Just recently at the SU Leadership Conference during a rodeo show hosted by Stampin' Up one of the cowboys fell off his horse and was badly injured. Stampin' Up was inundated with requests to send get well cards and donations. What a compassionate bunch, eh?

Since the earthquake in Haiti Demonstrators all over the world have been asking Stampin' Up! to do something to help. And as per usual, SU has responded......

From now until Feb. 28th Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the Sale of the the I {heart} hearts set to the American Red Cross. And to match their donation, I will personally donate $2 to the Canadian Red Cross for each of these sets I sell before the end of February. The set is available wood mounted or unmounted.

I adore this set for many reasons. It is perfect for valentines day, weddings, anniversaries, kids and much much more and the best part is that a number of the hearts coordinate with a number of our heart punches! The full heart, the new small heart in the Occasions Mini and the Heart to Heart punch!

I participated in a Team swap using this set recently. What's a swap you ask? It is a fantastic opportunity to get a whole bunch of samples made with our products without having to make them yourself. And when I am done with the swaps I can make them (we only swap card fronts to save on paper) into cards to give away or to sell. It's really a win win situation
Product Name Item # Price
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended) 118571 $24.95
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount 117010 $35.95


Thursday, January 14, 2010

An AWESOME Stampin' Up contest where we ALL can win!!

The Stampin' Up! Leadership convention was last week, and although I did qualify to go, it just wasn't going to happen with the move and all! That's okay. One of these days I will get to a Stampin' Up! event. Perhaps Convention this summer?? Who wants to join me????

Anyhow, at the convention (I was stalking a number of blogs and tweets during the 2 day event) Shelli Gardner the founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! announced an amazing contest for all demonstrators! And the best part is, if I win, all of my team and a group of customers will win too!

The prize up for grabs is "Workshop of a lifetime" conducted by none other than Shelli Gardner herself! She will visit all of the winners to conduct a workshop, and a Demo event the same day!!!! The workshop will be coordinated by head-office in Utah, so you know its going to be a good one!

So, how do we all win? The prize is going to be given out to the top recruiters in the company for the month of January! So, how can you help???? Simply join my team by the end of the month and if I am a top recruiter than I will be having 2 amazing events!!! All of my downline will be invited and Shelli will be there to demo and present! How incredible.

So, since I would really like Shelli to come to my house, I really want you to join my team. As a team member you don't have to sell if that's not your thing, infact most of my downline bought the starter kit to get the discount. And I don't blame them! I did the exact same thing!

To make it even more inticing the starter kits have been discounted by 15% and Stampin' Up is throwing in a free set to boot!! So now really is the perfect time!

Contact me today to sign up! My password is Canadian! :)


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's time to Sale-a-brate & Occasions Mini Catalogue launches today!!

The big day has finally arrived!! Picture it, Stampin' Up customers and demos eagerly awaiting the moment they can place an order that earns all sorts of FREE stuff!! Today is the day . . . the customer sales period for the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Promotion has begun. Today also kicks off an exciting Starter Kit offer, too.


  • Earn a free Sale-A-Bration gift for every $65 in product you spend. For example, spend $130 in product, get 2 free gifts PLUS earn Stampin' Up! Hostess Rewards.
  • NEW! In addition to the limited edition Sale-A-Bration gifts, choose from over 75 select stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog (listed on p. 11 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog).
  • Click to view the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.
  • Click to view the Occasions Mini Catalog.
  • Both catalogs are available to view on-line on my right side bar.
  • On-line orders are eligible for Sale-A-Bration gifts.
  • Email me, if you would like FREE print copies of the Occasions Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogs.


Starter Kit Regular Price Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)
Standard Starter Kit $269
Digital+ Starter Kit $239$199
  • Save 15% on both Stampin' Up! Starter Kits.
  • Many items in the kits can be substituted to your preferences.
  • Click here for the Standard Starter Kit
  • Click here for the Digital + Starter kit
  • Receive a free Bonus stamp set of your choice (up to $56.95 Value) from Stampin' Up!
  • Receive an additional FREE stamp set from the Occasions Mini as my gift to you
  • Enjoy 20% off as a standard discount and a one-time 30% off start up option (or keep as income)
  • Take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and Hostess Rewards on qualifying orders (while spending less to benefit).
  • Click for a full menu of Stampin' Up! Demo Discounts and Benefits.
  • No penalty to drop. No pressure to sell. Remain active with $400 in sales per quarter.
  • Join through me and become one of my "Bee Hive" members.
  • Become part of my friendly, virtual group of enthusiastic stampers from around Ontario. (Demo's can be from anywhere in Canada)
  • Our Bee Hive private Yahoo group page ensures you receive the latest Stampin' Up! news, advice, technique and product information.
  • Participate in Bee Hive contests and monthly conference calls.
  • Learn the basics of starting your own blog.
  • I offer free business planning and personalized coaching for my career demos.

Benefits begin instantly with my on-line demonstrator sign up. Please email me for the required password.


Monday, January 4, 2010

So many new products and a card finally!!

Hey all,

I hope you are all enjoying getting back into the swing of things. I was sad to see the holidays end, but there is also so relief of knowing that some level of normalcy will return to our lives. It always feels like things are just hanging in the balance this time of the year.

Have you made any New Year's resolutions?? I have here's mine:

1. Lose weight! Seriously, I have this one every year but this time I am going to look at it more realistically. I am not looking to get skinny this year, just chubby! Doesn't that sound more achievable? Far less daunting for sure.

2. Stick to a budget! I am terrible with money. I have no idea where it goes. This year I want to make sure I know where every last penny goes. My grandfather used to say "if you mind your pennies, they will take of the dollars". It is very wise advice. I need to keep that in the forefront of my mind this year (and always!)

So that's it for me. I figure those two are big enough. Feel free to check in with me through out the year to see if I can stick to it. What are your resolutions?

I wanted to share with you a new product being launched tomorrow!!! They are the NEW heart shaped sweet treat cups! Aren't they adorable and the perfect thing for valentine's day? They work in conjunction with our Full Heart punch. Now, while they are not a limited edition item, they don't know if they will sell out before Valentine's day or not. So.....if you like what you see, and NEED to have these order ASAP to ensure you can get them in your hot little hands before it's too late. Now is the perfect time to do a bit of shopping too because Sale-a-bration kicks off tomorrow and it is going to be FABULOUS!! I will post all the details tomorrow along with the links to the new Occasions Mini Catalogue.

I am still taking people for this week's Mystery Club. Let me know if you would like to participate. By doing so there is no commitment (if you want to do it this month, but not next, no biggie!) . One participant will be chosen as our Mystery hostess and will get all the applicable hostess benefits! And if the total sales of the club are more than $395 they will get a Sale-a-bration item in addition to the regular hostess benefits!! AWESOME!!!

Lastly I wanted to share with you a card that I made yesterday. I hate having to make Sympathy cards because, lets face it, it's the only non-fun event that we give cards for. And it was even harder because I have been in holiday mode for soooooo long! but I really do like how this one turned out. Sorry for the crappy picture, but I can't find the charger for my regular camera, so you will have to deal with iPhone pictures for a while.
Products used: All Stampin' Up
Card stock: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Designer Series paper: Bella Bleu
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, scallop oval punch, black embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, powder pal.
Don't forget that my first ever Stamp-a-bunch is Thursday, Jan. 21st & Saturday, Jan. 23rd. 6 cards, $15 or FREE with a $25 placed that day. This month we will be making Thank You cards. Bring a friend and make 2 sets for the same price! RSVP today to reserve your spot!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!

I sincerely hope that each of you had a fabulous holiday! We certainly did! On Christmas Eve we had a gathering of our families here at the house (for the last time ever!!). My husband's parents and his brother, sister-in-law and niece as well as my brother and his wife and kids and of course my dad (who lives with us) and our two kids enjoyed a fabulous traditional Christmas dinner of Turkey and all the trimmings made by my fantastic husband! He was in the kitchen for about 9 hours that day! The meal was outstanding and the kids had a blast opening presents. This year was Xander's 3rd Christmas but his first getting enjoyment from it. He got excited every time he saw presents come in the door. Once our guests left we opened up our Christmas Eve gifts which are always new pj's and the kids put out home-made cookies and egg nog for Santa and headed to bed.

Christmas morning is our special little tradition. We don't have visitors, and we don't go anywhere either. We wake up, open our stockings, then the kids get to open their Santa gift and we have wonderful breakfast. Our Christmas morning breakfast has been a tradition in my family as long as I can remember. We have what we call "Maple Syrup" crepes. They are crepes that are rolled up, placed in a casserole dish and then covered with a sauce made of maple syrup and melted butter!! This is then baked in the oven until the sauce bubbles! The result is by far the most delectable breakfast ever! We then serve it with bacon (of course, what outstanding breakfast would not include bacon??) and fresh squeezed orange juice which we blend up with an egg. I know, sounds weird, but I assure you it is amazing. It's a trick of fine hotels everywhere. The orange juice is creamy and delicious. After breakfast the kids open their presents and then we just lounge about in our pj's enjoying our gifts. We usually watch a few movies & play video games. Dinner is a fun meal of crabs legs, Caesar salad and cheeses. Oh and of course a few bottles of choice Burgundy wines!! It's heavenly!

New Year's eve is also a ton of fun. We get together with friends of ours and it is usually a sleep-over pj party involving lots of fun and games and a really fun gift exchange. Everyone brings a wrapped present (this year it was supposed to be re-gifted gifts). We take turns picking gifts which can include stealing gifts already selected by others until no presents remain under the tree. At that point we open them up to see what we had been fighting over. It was hilarious. Some of the gifts were truly horrible! We had a lot of fun.

Now back to normal life. Since we have sold our house and now bought a new one life is going to be just as crazy as usual. But my Stampin' Up life is not going to stop! Sale-a-bration begins on Monday with the release of the new Occasions Mini Catalogue. For every $65 you spend, you get to choose a FREEBIE from the exclusive Sale-a-bration catalogue.

I have changed my class & club formats around! Each month I am running a Mystery Hostess Club. Each person who submits a qualified order during the club dates is entered into a draw to be hostess for that month. Of course you can come to my place on the second Thursday or Friday of each month to make fabulous projects and learn new techniques. Please let me know if you would like to join us this week.

The other class that I am starting for 2010 is Stamp-a-bunch! On Thursday and Saturday of the 4th week of each month (some dates might be re-arranged) you can join me at my place to make 6 cards for only $15 or place a $25 order and get the class for FREE. Bring a friend and make 2 sets of cards! This month we will be making Thank you cards.

Visit my event page for more info or contact me directly to book a spot. Space is limited so book early!


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