Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stamping at the Drop-In

Oh what fun we had at the drop-in event in Westport last Wednesday!

There were eight card makers, Marilyn Moore assisted me - could not do without her - and we made 3 cards together.

Everyone paid $2 to cover the cost, envelope were available as well. All proceeds were donated to the Westport foodbank.
My happy customers!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

NEW - Weekly Special By Stampin' Up!

There will be weekly specials every Tuesday. 6 items form current catalogues will be on sale. 

Please note that weekly deals will be offered while supplies last! The discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Enjoy Pumpkin Time

Stampin' Up! Glitter Options


Q:  I want to make some fall decorations. Do you have any suggestions? 

A:  Pumpkins are fantastic for fall décor! Pumpkins can be used through both Halloween and Thanksgiving. I have 3 favourite ways to create pumpkin décor: Washi Tape, Punched Pumpkins, and 3-D Paper Pumpkins. All three ways are mess-free and fun for the whole family.

Washi Tape Pumpkins

3-D Paper Pumpkin

Washi Tape is all the rage in décor and papercrafting. It's fast and something you can even do with kids. Try decorating real fresh pumpkins or decorative pumpkins with the Halloween-themed Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape (#132156). Create fun and colourful vertical stripes by alternating strips of different Washi Tape patterns. Begin each strip at the stem on top then wrap down the side and end at the bottom. Or create a spiral pattern by wrapping strips of alternating patterns diagonally around the pumpkin. Kids of all ages have fun creating jack-o-lantern faces - make yours from Washi Tape and avoid the mess of carving pumpkins!

Punched Pumpkins

3-D Paper Pumpkin
Punch art is a great way to create fun accents for cards, scrapbooks, and décor. Create paper napkin rings, name tags for the Thanksgiving Table, belly-band type wraps for candles, or tags on yummy fall treats with punch art pumpkins!  Our Small, Large, and Extra-Large Oval Punches are perfect for creating pumpkins. 

Punch three ovals of the same size from Pumpkin Pie or Tangerine Tango cardstock. Sponge the edges of the ovals to add depth and dimension. If you want even more pop, try stamping the punched pieces with a graphic patterns like Positively Chevron or using the Big Shot with the Houndstooth or your favourite Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add texture.

To create the punch art pumpkins, adhere two ovals side by side so they overlap slightly. Add the third oval centered over the other ovals. Use a Stampin' Dimensional to create a 3-D effect. Add a little sliver of Chocolate Chip or Soft Suede cardstock behind the top of the pumpkin to create a stem. Group several punch art pumpkins created with different-sized oval punches for larger tags or in a row around a candle.

3-D Paper Pumpkins

3-D Paper Pumpkin
Create 3-D pumpkins from strips Witches' Brew (#132185) or Sweater Weather (#132184) Designer Series Papers or cardstock. Cut 8 strips 1" wide and 4" long for small pumpkins or 12 strips 1" wide and 6" long for larger pumpkins. Stack the strips for each pumpkin neatly. Punch 1/8" hole near both ends of each strip. Knot one end of a 12" or 18" ribbon. Thread the unknotted end up through the holes the bottom of each strip. Bend the strips gently to create a "C" shape. Thread the ribbon up from the inside of the "C" shape through the other punched holes. Knot the ribbon above the paper strips at the top of the "C". Fan out the strips to create the pumpkin shape. Create a bunch of pumpkins and use them to create a garland, fill a basket with various colours and patterns, or set at the table with a tag on each with the names of your dinner guests.

Easy as Pumpkin Pie!

I think you'll have fun creating all three types of fun and easy pumpkin projects. Enjoy ... and as always, if you have questions, contact me!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

And the SWAPS move on ...

Every year I am lucky to received beautiful SWAP cards from many demonstrators all over North America. I value these samples highly, use them as inspiration and guidance, however, the numbers are getting quite high. So I decided to recycle my SWAPs and donate the finished cards to a local church for a fundraising project.

Marilyn Moore helped me to "recycle" 197 cards, and we are not done yet.

Here are the latest patches we made. Let us know, if you like them.

Come back here to find out more about this exciting "recycling" project.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Join for $25

This is no joke my friends: New recruits can join Stampin' Up! for just $25 ! 
This offer is only good for two weeks - October 7-21, 2013, so take advantage of it right away! 
During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $125 starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
  • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
  • Business pack which includes
    • A box of annual catalogues
    • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Starter Kit Business Brick
    • Customer postcards
As a new demonstrator, you will get an extra 10 percent discount on your first order of $200 or more when you place her order in the first 60 days of being a demonstrator. That means you will get 30 percent off her first order of Stampin' Up! goodies on top of the 20 percent demonstrator discount.
Talk to me to get started, don't miss this opportunity.
Call me at 613-273-2581 or send me an e-mail.

It's Party Time at Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating 25th Anniversary and we all are invited to join the fun.

Best of 25 Years - Christmas Stamps

Who does not love these Christmas stamps?

Let me know if you'd like to buy a set or go to MY ONLINE Store

Looking forward to hear from you!