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!


Friday, January 27, 2017

Get ready to be inspired!

Remember I mentioned something about  50+ swaps?

Well, here they are!  I participated in 6 set sampler swaps at the Canadian Business Conference and these swaps are over the top amazing!

I now have 10 cards all featuring one specific stamp set. I will be sharing many of these creations over the next several months. Just need time to photograph these beauties.

I think I'll be planning one of these swaps with my Team of demonstrators. Are you in? Contact me and we can go for tea and you can learn all the great benefits of being a Stampin' UP demonstrator! If you like to paper craft and would love getting a discount on stamping goodies you NEED this!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Valentine Mom and me class - Sat, Feb 11

Excited to FINALLY have completed these cutie crafts for Valentine's day.

Craft with your little ones - 2 cards, 2 treat holders and 2 mini, mini bags sized just right for a Hershey Kiss.  All set for a teacher, aunt or grandma!!

Date - Sat, Feb 11
Time - 6:30pm
Cost - $15, add an additional set of crafts for $25 (total of 4 of each)

Class size is limited so contact me ASAP.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My bucket is full!

I just returned home from an incredible weekend in Toronto at the Canadian Business Conference with Stampin' UP!.

What made this event even more incredible was that I am part of a 12 member Canadian Strategy Team that helped bring this incredible vision to fruition. So you see why my blog has been suffering lately.

It was an amazing experience, full of steep learning curves, tight deadlines and balancing work/home/family but the results were worth all the efforts.

Here are a few snapshots of my weekend.

GO TEAM! The Canadian Strategy Team after a successful day one!
Lovely cards created by my awesome team member Deborah Smolinski

Charlene Lang's amazing cards and a 3D box at the bottom there. Another fabulous team member!

Our make n' takes on day 2. I'm not the best stamper under pressure but I got'em done!
Our fun night on the town at the CN tower to cap off the conference.

My SU travel companion, team member and so much more - Allison O. BTW, she is an awesome driver in downtown TO.
I had the honour of presenting one a business topic on day one which was super fun. I think I'm getting a hang of this public speaking thing, but it was also nice to get it over and done with on day one.

I have many other photos and super card samples to share with you in person and online.

My carry on was overfilled with 50+ swaps with new card ideas.  I can't wait to implement them all!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Card Buffet details!

YAY! The birthday card buffet is here!

What is a card buffet? 

Only the greatest way to add to your birthday card stash for the year!  There are 8 different card designs all prepped ready for you to stamp, glue and emboss. Choose the cards you create and make as many as time allows.

What do I need to bring?

Bring all your own adhesives - tape runner, glue dots, dimensionals, glue pen, fine tip glue and basically and all things sticky!

Where, when and how much?

Dates - Sat, Feb 4th or Sun, Feb 5th
Time - 1pm - 4pm
Where - my house :)
Cost - $20, non refundable deposit to hold your spot, includes the first 5 cards
Additional cards are $3 each.

 Contact me to sign up and reserve your spot!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January WOW Class

Happy New Year!  

Hope you had a fantastic celebration to ring in the new year!  

I'm excited to share with you this Floral Boutique class. It would make a fantastic gift for a teacher, mom or anyone really!  Pete said I should keep the idea for the spring time but I couldn't wait! Plus many of you were wanting to learn how to make these tea cups so here it is!

Create a special paper tea cup, card holder and 5 matching note cards highlighting the Floral Boutique paper.

Date - Wed, Jan 25
Time - 10am or 6:30pm
Cost - $25 and includes half a pack of Floral Boutique paper 

Please bring your own Envelope Punch Board. If you do not own the Punch Board the cost will be $50 and includes the Envelope Punch Board (value $27).

Hope you can make some time this month to stamp with me!