Sunday, November 19, 2017

I'm STILL a Stampin UP Demonstrator!

Yes, I'm still here and yes, I'm still a Stampin UP demonstrator!!

The past many months have been full of twists and turns, ups and downs and I owe a great deal of thanks to everyone who has reached out and supported me through everything. I do not know where I would be without my family and friends.

In September, I started a full time job, sent Andrew off to UVic and got Nathan settled into high school. It was a BUSY time and while my plans were to start classes and clubs in October, I needed to get life sorted out before I jumped right back into things.

Now that it’s the end of November (WOW) and Christmas is around the corner my new goal is to get back into Stampin UP in the new year. I plan to hold a Coffee, Cookies and Cards class in January as well as start my clubs again, as I miss you guys dearly.

Thanks for your patience and please know you can always shop online or just contact me at for all your stamping related questions.  I'm still placing orders and so if you are in need of snail, paper or just have to have some of those amazing new stamp sets just give me a call!

Online Extravaganza starts today

 Order online with this hostess code -


Sunday, July 30, 2017

July Coffee, Cookies and Cards

Need a cool crafting morning or evening? I have spaces available in my Coffee, Cookies and Cards class. Here are just two of the cards we'll be creating. The third one is a surprise! RSVP as soon as you can so I can start cutting!

Date - Tomorrow! Mon, July 31
Time - 10am or 7pm
Cost - $15 or free with a $25 order

Come for look at the fabulous new items in the Annual Catalogue and more!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

2017 Retiring list!

Just a quick post to let you know the retired list has been posted and some items have been discounted and all accessories, tools etc and 2015-2017 In Colour products are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Stamps will continue to be produced until May 22nd.

Please use the hostess code - WNJ74VZN if you plan on placing on order in April.

Retiring products
 PDF list
EXCEL which you can search using names, page numbers, discounts etc.

There will still be a Coffee, Cookies and Cards class on April 25th if you need a card fix! Lots of space at the 7pm class.

Samples to come later this week!


Monday, March 13, 2017

More High Tide samples

Happy Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend despite the lack of sleep yesterday. Daylight Savings isn't quite as much fun in the spring.

Just a few more amazing samples using High Tide.
This beautiful card by Ellie Blake used the Seaside embossing folder in the background.  Just lovely.

As well, Gen Ko used the same embossing folder but this card has a different look when you use a different coloured ink for the light house.  Love how she tied in the By the Shore Designer Series paper too.
 And this last card I love the flock of birds flying overhead.  Mo Dickie created this beauty.
 Thanks for checking in with me. Cardmaking club is this week so it should be a busy one!

Happy Stamping!


Friday, March 10, 2017

More High Tide samples

More samples of High Tide to share with you.  I just love these set samplers as I can show you multiple ways to use the same set!

This one was so amazing as there isn't a light house in sight! Jenn Tinline created this peaceful card with just the birds.

Nancy Gauthier made this beautiful card using just the white embossing powder.  I also loved getting a sample with French text. I actually received quite a few of these.

 Kay Smith's card had a lovely embossed background too. Check out the details in the sentiment as well with the sunshine background. Simply lovely.

I will share the last of my High Tide samples next week.  Until then have a fantastic weekend.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

High Tide Set Sampler

High Ride is one of my favourite sets from the Occasions catalogue. This set  surprised me as one of my go to sets and when I received the samples of this set sampler at the Conference in January I knew it was going to be super popular with my customers as well!

 This card by Lynsay Mohan has everyone stop for a second. Why? How did she do the background? The paper pack from Serene Scenery makes this card easily duplicatable and quick!

I like the way Alison Solven used the Designer Series Paper to "ground" the lighthouse and give it a pop of colour.

And Kim Stathakos used a great tone on tone technique - Bermuda Bay paper, ink and cardstock to make the focal image pop.

Hope you have a great Wednesday and enjoy the day despite the cold temps in Calgary!


Monday, March 6, 2017

Thank you!

Thank you to all who attended the Retired Stamp sale this past weekend!

It was an incredible success as many people left happy with their new purchases and I left happy with many empty boxes and much less to return to my basement.

It was very busy at the opening!

One of the hot items were those framelits and ink pads!

The calm before the line ups began. This amazing team processed everyone through the line! And believe me there was a line!

A selection of upcoming classes and stacks of retired catalogues to give away. Lots of great ideas still in those catties.

 I had many ask if I do this sale every year.  My response - if I had this much stuff every year then I'd be in trouble!  I still have 4 boxes of stamps leftover and with the new catalogue in June coming I'm sure many more in my stash will retire. Soo...I'm sure there will be a sale in the future.

Off to create and catch up on work that I put aside to get ready for this sale.  

Thanks for checking in and watch for some amazing cards on Wed featuring the stamp set High Tide!


Stay warm this week


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kids Easter classes

Easter already?  

Yes, I'm planning a tad early but that's because EASTER IS COMING and we need time to get those treats holders and fun Easter cards made!

I have two fun Kids classes coming up on March 18th. Space is limited in each of the class so please register early.

 Mom and Me Easter Fun

Date - Sat, March 18
Time - 10-11am
Cost - $15 per child
Ages - 5-7

We will create one of each of 3 projects. Mom/Dad or other caregiver are there to assist your little one.

Kids only Easter Fun

Date  Sat, March 18
Time - 1-2:30pm
Cost - $15 per child

This is a kids only class and we will create one of each 3 projects. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Framed Art Succulent Class

Happy Friday!

How did that happen that this whole week is gone! Oh I think it's because I spent it pricing, stamping and getting ready for next week's big sale!  If you haven't marked your calendar do so now!  
Saturday March 4th 10am
Maruqis de Lorne Community Center 
6 Copperstone Way SE

There are boxes upon boxes of fantastic deals so be sure to mark this one on your calendar and that is not including the 9+ team members who will also be selling their retired items.

I have some upcoming class samples to share so be sure to check out my Facebook page as well as my blog the next week or so.

Here are some close up photos of my new Framed Art class on Sun, March 12th 1-4pm.

Cost of the class is $28 and includes all the materials needed to create your own customized piece.  Choose different words like Live, Laugh, Love or Home Sweet Home. Frames are $20 and need to pre-purchased before class.

Can you imagine this on the wall of your craft space or a beautiful handmade Mother's day gift.

Contact me to register for this class on Sun, March 12!




Sunday, February 19, 2017

Massive Stampin' UP Retired Sale

Happy Family Day weekend!

I spent some of this weekend digging through my basement and my stash of retired Stampin' UP supplies. The verdict is I have TOO MANY STAMPS (and paper and ink and dies and framelits and punches)!

A sale is in order!

With my team we are combining for a MASSIVE Stampin' UP Sale! We are parting with gently used and retired stamp sets, inks, paper, punches, dies and more. Loads of products great for kids and adults! Lots of kits and materials to use during the upcoming spring break. Accepted payment methods - Cash, Visa or Mastercard

Sat, March 4, 2017
Time - 10am-12pm
Marquis de Lorne Community Center (in Copperfield)
6 Copperstone Way SE

Here is just a glimpse of what will be available.

Door prizes, giveaways, grab bags and more on the sale day so don't miss out!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Stamping at the Calgary office

This week I had the opportunity to stamp at the Calgary Stampin UP office.  Each month the office sends out handmade anniversary cards and welcome cards to the new recruits.  After creating over 650 cards in three days I will NEVER complain about having to cut for 20 customers!  NEVER!

I was such a thrilling experience to design and create these cards for fellow demonstrators.  I can't share the design with you as it's secret until demonstrators receive them this month but I can share with you this little facebook video I did today.

I made this at the end of our third day of creating so we are mostly stuffing and addressing the cards but each card is handmade and personally signed by Dale, the Stampin UP Canada manager.

Such an awesome experience to be a part of this amazing company!

Happy long weekend!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Lift me up Scrapbook page

I ended last week with my Scrapbook club and we created this.

 I love this club as everyone takes the page layout and makes it there own. I didn't take pics of everyone's layout but there were layouts with Maui photos as well as hiking pics.

Are you interested in scrapbooking? Our next club is on March 10th and if you are free I'd love to have you join us to try it out!

Here are some previous club layouts.


Contact me if you are interested.



Monday, February 13, 2017

** New class - Framed Art Succulents

I'm super excited to share this project with you and say FINALLY it's finished and I have a class date!

You do NOT want to miss out on this class. Think of this as a pampering for YOU or a fun handmade Mother's day gift! 

The finished size is an 11x14 shadow box frame that is not included in the price of the class. You will need to purchase this ahead of the class date. 

 The photos don't really do it justice as you can't see the details in the lettering or the Wink of Stella on the dragonfly.

Here are a few closeups.

 Now the class details!

Date - Sun, March 12
Time - 1-4pm
Cost - Option #1 - $28 for the materials and class to create the piece
Frame is not included but will need to be purchased prior to the class date.

Option #2 - Purchase the Oh So Succulent bundle, select a FREE Sale A Bration item and the class for just $10.

Think of other sayings that could be included - 

Home Sweet Home
Family Love Faith
Live The Moment
Seize The Day

Contact me ASAP to register for this class or if you have a bunch of friends wanting to create this contact me and maybe we can book a private party for you.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Coffee, Cookies and Cards

SAVE THE DATE!! Tues, Feb 28

Here are the latest samples for my Coffee, Cookies and Cards class.  


Date - Tues, Feb 28
Time - 10am or 7pm
Cost - $15 or free with a qualifying order

I'd love for you to join me for this fun morning or evening of card making. This class is a great intro into a new hobby or to get your creative juices flowing.

RSVP today


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lift me Up - Set sampler part 4

 Here are the last two Lift Me Up samples. Have I convinced you it's a MUST get set? Hee hee.

This sample by Kim Stathakos showcases the Seaside embossing folder as well as the stamp set.  And such a cute idea using the negative space for the clouds.

 And here is one from Lisa Henderson. Love those cute little clouds to make the pattern background.

Which has been your favourite Lift me Up sample?

On Friday I'll share the latest Coffee, Cookies and Cards samples!


Monday, February 6, 2017

Lift me Up - Cardmaker's club

My card buffet was hopping busy and so much fun!  If you missed out, that's sad :( But you'll have to make a plan to come to the next one in the spring.

This week is club and I'll be showcasing the Lift me Up stamp set.

This card I CASED Jenn Tinline's collage idea and created this one using the Carried Away Designer Series paper. 

During Sale-A-Bration earn this paper pack FREE with every $60 order

 The second card features the amazing framelits and a masking technique using sponges

 I'm super excited to stamp with my ladies this week! Two more samples to share on Wednesday.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Lift Me Up part 3

Here are two more Life Me UP cards from my set sampler.

 I love the way Laurie LaRose used the Writing Notes background stamp for this "Just a note ... " card.

And this card from Lorna Raczynski is 3D! How cool is that and the vellum clouds are super unique!

I'm convincing you fall in love with set aren't I :)

Have a great weekend and check back on Monday for my club cards using this great set!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lift Me Up samples part 2

One great thing I love about this set is the fact you can purchase the bundle and get the stamps and co-ordinating framelits with it for a 10% savings!

And during Sale-A-Bration with any purchase over $60 you can receive this Carried Away paper pack for FREE.

 This card by Ellie Blake is a fancy fold and highlights the Carried Away Designer Series paper.

A collage sample from Jenn Tinline featuring the stamp set and Designer Series paper is so cute. 

 And Leena Girsa's card is adorable and also combines all these elements plus the ovals framelits. I love the way she used the cloud framelit for the sentiment too.

Hope you are inspired to lift someone's spirits today!


Monday, January 30, 2017

Life me Up inspiration

Here is a little "lift me up" inspiration for a Monday morning.

Here is the cover of my set sampler for Lift Me up.

 What is a set sampler?
It's a collection of cards from 10 different demonstrators from across Canada all featuring one stamp set.
 Over the next few months I'll be featuring many of these cards as they are simply amazing! If you attend one of my classes be sure to check out these booklets in person.

 Here is my card sample I created for the swap. I used a sponging technique plus a scallop circle punch to create the clouds.

I love how this card from Mary Louise Hamill is a completely different colour combo and uses the same stamp set.  I believe she used a watercolour technique and some type of glossy paper or window sheet to create this awesome shiny effect.

Check back to see more Lift me UP samples on Wednesday!