Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weekly Specials - Nov 25 - Dec 1

Don't miss out on these fantastic deals of the week!

 And shop the Online Extravaganza for even more outstanding sales!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cardmaker's Projects - Fancy Tags!

I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged.  I have been trying to catch up on my craft fair goodies, club and class prep and not doing a whole lot of new creating so not much to blog about I'm afraid - sorry :(.

Here are the club projects from a few weeks ago. Fancy tags made with many of the great products from the Holiday catalogue that will soon be leaving us!

 Also a great little box made with the scallop tag topper.

 Online Extravaganza is amazing go check out the deals now!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Online Extravaganza - Start Mon, Nov 24th!!

Great news!  

Stampin Up has announced a great sale beginning Mon, Nov 24th and my order is going in right away!  If you'd like to add anything please let me know ASAP or you can place an order online 24/7

Use the Hostess code - X3RFPRDQ

Fabulous door busters on Mon, Nov 24 and Mon, Dec 1st. Those are one day deals only so don't miss out.

 Check out all the great deals here

Some of my faves
-  Magnetic Platform 130658 - $29.97 reg $49.95
- Sweetheart punch 133786 - $10.98 reg $21.95
- Gold Glimmer paper 133719 - $2.98 reg $ 5.95
- Silver Glimmer paper 135314 - $2.98 reg $ 5.95
- Stars Framelits dies 133723 - $26.36 reg $ 32.95

PLUS a wonderful signup special for those thinking that Stampin UP is awesome and would love to be apart of this great company and my team.

From Nov 24 - Dec 2nd the starter kit will be 25% off ($93.75) and you are able to choose merchandise up to $155! PLUS for the month of December any orders you place as a new demonstrator will earn you an extra 5% cash back on all orders placed in December!

Contact me for more details or any questions you may have.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lake Bonavista Craft fair - one more day!

Posting on a Sunday?  Almost unheard of with me :)

 I'm up early and ready to go to Day 2 of the Lake Bonavista Craft fair.  Here are a few more treats still available.  And I made 24 more mini coffee cups shown here so if you missed them yesterday come back today. 

Grinch Gum was super popular and a few more are left for the taking.

Super popular Snowman ornaments.  Their nose lights up.

Inside is a tea light and the translucent paper makes it glow.  Super pretty and all boxed up.

The opposite of the grinch gum for the "nice" relatives. Snowman kisses.
Just a few more of these decorative battery operated candles are left!

I didn't even take pics of my Hershey kiss trees too!  Yummy and oh so tempting when I was making them but I am proud to say I didn't eat a single kiss.

Hope to see you today but if not I hope I inspired you to create something fun today.


Friday, November 14, 2014

Stamping with toddlers?

Greetings!  Hope you are surviving the snow and ice!

I had a fun day on Thursday stamping with toddlers believe it or not!  It's been a while since I have "taught" such little ones but it was great to see their curiousity and awe of everything.  Especially my cool garbage cans.

We "technically" stamped with the kids or more like with the "feet" of the kids and made these.

 I borrowed the foot of my great-niece Lucy and made sure it was bath night for her.  We used Old Olive ink with a brayer and some fancy blingy circles to decorate!

I had a great time stamping with these new moms and kids and hope to again in the future!

Here is a few photos of what will be available at the Lake Bonavista craft fair this weekend (Sat and Sun.) Stop by and say hi!

Lake Bonavista Community Center
1401 Acadia Dr SE
Time - 11-4pm

Filled with chocolates!

Rolo Pencils/Crayons  - YUM!

Many gift card holders $1.50 or 4/$5

Calendar Canvases and several different designs


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What a weekend!

Did you have a super long weekend like us?

Despite the snow it was nice to be hunkered down inside as one of my friends put it "hibernating."

We did venture out to have dinner with my sister and family (loads of baby cuddles) and some toboganning too - boy, was that wind COLD! And of course, crafting the nights away getting ready for the craft fair at Lake Bonavista next weekend!

One last thing I decided to create for the fair was these adorable little sleighs.

Thank you to Jackie Topa for this brilliant idea!
Filled with yummy chocolates of course!  I found deelish Candy Cane kisses - sigh.  It was hard not eating those.

So much fun planned for this week- Cardmaker's Club and a baby and mom craft class on Thursday - wish me luck!


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Weekly Specials

Hi all

Just a quick post today to share this week's specials!

I'm almost ready for my craft fairs coming up so be sure to mark your calendars for Sat/Sun, Nov 15 and 16th at Lake Bonavista Craft fair from 11-4pm.  Come visit me at 1401 Acadia Dr SE!


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Food Bank raffles

Happy Tuesday!

For the month of November, each non-perishable donation to the food bank that you bring to a class, club or event at my house you will receive a ticket towards a draw of Stampin Up goodies.  

There are 3 prize packages and you choose which package you want your tickets to go towards.  Spread your tickets out over the 3 Stampin' UP bundles or pile them all into one and better your chances.  The more you donate the better chances you have to win!

** Maximum tickets - 5 per day.  For example if you donate a case of soup the max you can get is 5 tickets and not 12. 

ALSO for every order (online, club or customer order) over $50 placed in the month of November you can also earn 5 tickets.  Spend $100 and you could earn 10 tickets!

Check out these awesome bundles.

 1) Christmas Joy bundle - Mingle All the Way stamp set, 12x12 Gumball Green Cardstock, Felt embellishments and 3 rolls of Sweater trim
 2) Heart a Plenty bundle - 12x12 card stock (Pool Party, Real Red and Primrose Petals), Pink Pirouette two tone ribbon, Primrose Petals Satin Stitched ribbon and Happy Heart - Valentine single stamp

3) Scrapbooker's Delight - 4 Simply Scrappin Kits (For the Record, Bandstand,, Pinwheels on Parade and 8x8  Flower Fair kit) and the exclusive Filmstrip stamp.  Each Simply Scrappin kit contains card stock, Designer Series paper and co-ordinating stickers.

Bring in your donations or place your orders today!


Monday, November 3, 2014

Creative Blog Hop!

Hope you had a fantastic weekend!  Snow arrived in Calgary (somewhat unexpectedly) but I guess it is November so it should be expected. We had hockey on Saturday but a nice relaxing afternoon, a game of Monopoly in which I was destroyed and some great family time too. Love those weekends!

Last week I was excited to be nominated by my good friend and fellow demo, Rose Coleman. Rose is an uber creative demo and her blog is super inspirational so go check it out.

Here are the 4 questions I need to answer plus a few creative pics:

1) What am I working on right now?

What am I not working on is a better question! November signals the start of Christmas fair time. I have one large fair that I participate in annually and this year I added one more at the beginning of December. It means many of hours creating craft fair items to sell but I love it! Grinch gum, snowman kisses, fancy ornaments and tons and tons of chocolates wrapped and ready to stuff into stockings. Come visit me on 
November 15 - 16 from 11- 4
Lake Bonavista Craft Fair in Calgary 
1401 Acadia Drive SE 


 Dec 6 from 10 - 6  
 Strathcona, Christie, Aspen Community Center 
 277 Strathcona Drive SW.

2) How does my work differ from others in my genre?

Ooo, a hard question.  I think my work varies depending on who I'm creating it for. I like clean and simple lines but I also love intricate folds and challenging myself as well. If I'm creating for a stamp a stack it's fancy and quick but if it's for club or one of my WOW classes I know I can go over the top!

Something simple . . .

 And a little more over the top!

 3) Why do I create what I do?

I love paper! No simpler way to express it than that! I love spending time in my craft room creating for clubs and classes but especially my kids classes!  

I'm a teacher by trade and "retired" from teaching about 4 years ago to work my Stampin Up business full time. I still think of myself as a teacher but now I just teach adults and kids and a completely different subject.  

The kids always amaze me with their creativity. And don't even get me started talking about crafting with 4-5 year olds! It's fantastic!

4) How does my creative process work? 

I'm a visual girl so I usually will start by looking online at other demonstrators blogs, Pinterest or just googling my idea or stamp set :)  From there I'll grab my stamps, figure out a colour combo and then just dive right in. Sometimes it works out just like I imagined but more often than not it turns into something completely different.  

I think I'm asked where I get my ideas at least once a week!  I'm lucky that I don't need tons of sleep and my kids are in school full time so often I'll dream up something or be thinking of an idea before I go to bed. When I wake up I get right at it!

Here is one of those fun card ideas I made for my Club Create kids this past weekend. It's a quick peek a boo card made with Sweet Taffy Designer Series paper and I used a Crystal Effects technique for the icing on the cupcake. Mix Crystal effects and White re-inker with a toothpick and spread on top of your cupcake.  You can add any colour re-inker to make loads of different things like syrup, water or even blood -icky :)

 Now to nominate two other talented ladies that inspire me.

1) Allison Okamitsu from Nice People Stamp

Allison is not only one of this year's Artisan Award Winners she is my Stampin' UP travel buddy, my downline and a great friend.  We met over 5 years ago when she signed up with me to join and who knew that we would travel to Nashville, San Antonio, Florida, South Carolina and Utah!! She is an amazing friend and fabulously creative!  

2) Angela Mackay from North Shore Stamper

I met Angela on a Stampin UP trip to San Diego. I had followed her blog for a while but never met her in person. Luckily, I wore my Vancouver Canucks t-shirt on my travels so she came up to me in San Diego thinking I was from Vancouver. We ended up hanging together in San Diego and our husbands hit it off too! We had a fantastic dinner out on the town (still in giggles from our people watching) and I look forward to seeing her at every Stampin UP event.  She is unbelievably creative and her blog is amazing!

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek into me and my creative process. Hop on over to Allison and Angela's blog next Monday.



Saturday, November 1, 2014

November WOW project - Gift Card holders

Wow, this week has gone quickly!  I don't know about you but I can't believe it's November already.  Maybe it's because the weather has been great or maybe it's because I want time to slow down a bit!  

I took a break from blogging and creating for that matter this week to get a bit of Christmas shopping started (yay me!) and to go to lunch with a friend.  It was nice to have a tiny break from the classes and workshops to enjoy some "me time."

Now on to this month's WOW projects.  I did give a sneak peak to the customers that I saw this week at classes so spaces in this class are limited!  

These great gift card holders are a result of lots of Pinterest searching and great ideas from fellow demonstrators.  Thank you to Wendy Johnson for the Santa idea, Janet Yates for book gift card box and Lori Heiling and Meg Loven for the Elf gift box.

Date - Wed, Nov 19
Time - 6:30 - 8:30
Cost - $20  or FREE with a minimum order

I know that I'll be needing a few of these for my Christmas gifts this year!  Why not get a head start on them this year!