Sunday, September 26, 2010

SU comes to Hamilton! Fall Regionals 2010!

Yesterday was the Stampin' Up! Fall Regionals in Hamilton, Ontario. Which happens to be less than 1/2 hour from my house. So of course I HAD to go!! And I am sooooo glad I did. It is definately one of the many perks of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and this is the first official event I have ever attended. Now I can't wait to go to Leadership in Nashville, TN in January.

And one of the coolest part of going to Regionals are all the freebies we get (plus getting to see all of our SU friends too!) oh and did I mention that Shelli Gardner, CEO and founder of SU was there???

Here are the make n'takes and stamp set we got for attending.The stamp set is Day of Gratitude from the Holiday Mini. It's really beautiful. And we had 6 fabulous make n'takes to work on. I didn't get a chance to work on them yesterday, because I was chosen to be one of the 3 Demostrator helpers for the day. It was a huge honour to be chosen and I had a blast helping out. Thanks to my co-helpers Mary-Louise & Ellen for making it a truly fun experience. I did find some time today to make everything so I will show you pictures in the days to come. So come back often to see everything we made with this set.

That's not the only FREE stuff I got. I got a Logo apron that I had to wear as a helper, and I got to keep it. Believe it or not, but it's my first black SU logo apron, so I will wear it with pride. We got a Hamilton Regionals button for attending and at one point they announced that we would all get a package of Glimmer Brads!! Rock on! I love those brads from the mini!! Oh and the best FREEBIE announced was actually in the form of a special promotion just for Regional attendees.....

If we recruit someone from now to Oct. 17th both myself and any new recruits get the not yet released AWESOMELY ADORABLE new stamp set called Eat Chocolate that will be in the next Occasions Mini Catalogue!!!!!! So, in addition to getting over $400 in SU products AND the Greenhouse Gala Tote (a $49.95 value) AND an additional FREE stamp set of your choice from the Holiday Mini (a special bonus for joining my team only) for ONLY $215 you will ALSO get the NEW Eat Chocolate Stamp set!!!! Wow!! What a deal!! I wish I could re-join to get all those awesome things!

I can't show you the stamp set (plus I don't have one yet) but I can show you some pictures of projects made with it.

Contact me TODAY to take advantage of this VERY limited time offer!!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Card from the Aberfoyle Fall Fair

I thought I would show you the card we made at the Aberfoyle Fall Fair last weekend. This has to be one of my favorite Make n'takes ever!! I totally copied the idea from Ronda Wade, in fact it was this card that made me want to buy the stamp set Autumn Splendor. When I first saw it in last years Holiday Mini catalogue I didn't think much of it, until I saw this card. It really is stunning. One thing that a number of people noticed and commented on last Saturday was the beautiful clean crisp image that this stamp product. In fact it seemed that the men pointed this out the most. Well honestly that is a true testament to the fabulous quality stamps, and deeply etched images that Stampin' Up! produces. All things are not created equal, and SU's stamps are really top quality compared to a lot of the rubber & acrylic stamps on the market. Anyhow, just thought I would toot the SU horn for a bit.

Products used: All Stampin' Up
Stamp sets: Autumn Splendor, Grateful Greetings
Card stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wanna see something from the Open House this Saturday??

Here is something seriously cute that we are making at my Open House this Saturday. If you are able to make it please RSVP.

Isn't he just the cutest thing ever?? It'a bookmark that folds over your page. The bookmark is made using the Two Tags die for the Big Shot but you first fold a piece of paper in half and then place it on the die so that you don't cut the top of the book mark. It's kind of hard to explain, much easier to see in person. So come on by the Open House this saturday and I can show you!!

The Owl is the new Owl punch and I LOVE him! Honestly at first I thought "oh, this is going to be so fiddly" but he's not at all! He's really easy to assemble. I have also incorporated a few of our new colours with this project, Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft), Cherry Cobble & Early Espresso. And the tummy on the Owl is our returning in colour Baja Breeze!

Here's a picture of him in a book doing his job! Don't you just want to make one of these??? These little book marks make the best presents for Teachers, Grand-parents, kids, really anyone who loves to read, and still reads REAL books, not the digital kind (I have to admit I am a digital convert......... I love my new Kobo!!). But I still have some real books, like cookbooks, and this is a reference book on Direct Selling that I am reading. So these bookmarks coming in super handy even for me!

RSVP for my Open House this Saturday and learn how to make these super quick, super easy gifts!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Grand Manan 2010

I promised you the pictures of my trip. Just click on the picture below to be brought to the full album. Enjoy! If you have any questions don't hesitate to post a comment and I will answer them as soon as I can.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Open House and Sale this SATURDAY!!!!

Many of you have expressed a HUGE interest in my Open House and Sale this weekend. And for good reason. I am selling off all my retired stamp sets, paper, punches, ink pads and MORE! You won't want to miss this one. For every dollar you spend on retired products, you get the same value in NEW catalogue (or Mini) purchases!! So if you spend $20 on my retired stuff, you get $20 to spend in NEW stuff!! How cool is that????? Now is absolutely the time to stock up on stuff for the holidays!!

Here are a few pictures of the stuff for sale:

See, there is LOTS of yummy stuff for sale!! Markers, re-inkers and so much more!! None of this stuff is available for purchase from Stampin' Up! anymore, so if there is something you want, you had better come check it out. Sale is based on first come first served. Please come to the first door on the walk-way.

Saturday, Sept, 18th form 10 to 5pm. Please RSVP ASAP!!


New Holiday Mini!!

Hi Everyone,

I had a fantastic Saturday at the Aberfoyle Fall Fair! I met a bunch of lovely people, and can't wait for them to join me at some of my upcoming events!!

In the meantime, and I am sorry for the delay on this, I would like to post for you the FABULOUS holiday mini!!!

There are some awesome new stuff in this catty. Some of my personal favs are:

  • FABRIC in extra large Fat Quarters that match our designer paper!!!
  • 2 new embossing folders for the Big Shot, one with a spiders web and one with snowflakes
  • New products like waffle paper and lace trim!! YUM!
  • New Big Shot dies
  • Cards that play Xmas music or that are recordable
  • Chip board houses!
  • And Advent calendar kit!
  • New PUNCHES!!! One is an XL Label that matches an awesome new Xmas Stamp set
  • Letter Press plates!!!
I could literal list everything in the mini, but you are much better to see it for yourself. I had an issue with my automatic mailer, so if you didn't receive yours in the mail and you are a regular customer of mine, please let me know so that I can send you your copy ASAP.

Or visit me this SATURDAY from 10 to 5 for my New Catalogue, Holiday Mini & 2-for-1 Sale!!!

We will be doing:

  • 3 make n'takes featuring ALL NEW products!!!
  • Door Prize Draw with LOT OF GOODIES to give away!!!
  • 2-for-1 Sale of all my retired products- Stamp sets, Ink Pads, Re-inkers, Paper and MORE!!
For the 2-for-1 sale, whatever you purchase from my retired stock you get the same value in NEW Catalogue merchandise!! AWESOME!!

Please RSVP ASAP to ensure I have enough stuff for everyone!!! Hope to see you there.


Friday, September 10, 2010

I'm back & a donation today!

Sorry about the long hiatus!! First we went camping for a week with my sister from Pennsylvania and her family, and some friends of ours to Owen Sound and Tobermory, Ontario. If you haven't been to those area's before you must check them out. I will post some pictures in the next few days. After that my daughter got back from camp and then my husband and I flew out to the East Coast for a mini vacation and 5th Anniversary celebration. We went to Grand Manan, New Brunswick. Now, most of you will not have heard of it. It's a small island in the Bay of Fundy off the coast of Maine & New Brunswick. You have a to take a 1 1/2 ferry from Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick just to get there! It has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. I will post some pictures from that trip two in the next few days.

Let's move on to today's posting. Today I present to you a donation to the D.A.D Project. The D.A.D (Drawing a Day) Project is the brain child of two sisters, Serena & Emily. It is an ongoing, online, art-based fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. Each day one of the sisters posts an original drawing they have done, and then they make that item available as a print in their etsy shop. Each friday they feature a different artist and I am honoured that today they are featuring a item made by me!

I have donated this beautiful Artistic Etchings Card Folder & card set with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. The folder contains 2 handmade cards (blank with no sentiment) and 4 handmade notecards, blank with stamped images. The folder is also handmade and all materials are Stampin' Up!.

Head over to their blog to find out more or to purchase this one of a kind gift for only $20 plus shipping and handling.

Tomorrow I will be at the Aberfoyle Fall Fair, so if you are in the area please stop by and say hi. I will be selling Rag Quilt bag kits, handmade cards, catalogues and will have a make n'take as well. Aberfoyle is located South of Guelph, Ontario. If you are interested in getting directions contact me for more information.



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