Starting the BC Day weekend early!

Friday 29 July 2011

It's the long weekend in BC and my husband, puppy and I are off on our sail boat to Bowen Island.  I sure hope the weather will cooperate - we've had such a bad summer, weather-wise and have only been out on the boat once.

I'm taking advantage of a little "me" time before I go and work on some swaps for an "Every Card Swap". I'll share those when I've finished them.

I realized that I hadn't posted pictures of the swaps I did for Convention.  I signed up for an organized swap - "Swap in your Jammies at the Marriott" - which was so much fun.  We all met in the lobby after the Kickoff Party on Wednesday night and swapped and got to know each other.  This was my swap card...

This card is designed with my favorite stamp set - Fabulous Florets and uses the Top Note Die in the Big Shot.  I've stamp the images on the background paper as well as on the piece cut with the Top Note Die.  After it was stamped, I ran it through the Big Shot again using the Lattice Embossing Folder.  I love this technique!

I also designed two other cards for the general swaps during convention.  Swapping is so much fun and you get to see so many other ideas and techniques.  I always come home with a list of "techniques to try"!

Again I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set with a colour combination I love - Baja Breeze and Early Espresso.

For the third card, I used the Strength and Courage Stampset.

Enjoy the weekend and take some time for your self!
New Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue is here!

New Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue is here!

Tuesday 26 July 2011

The new Stampin Up! catalogue is here! There are so many great things in this catalogue and the hostess rewards are amazing.  If you're interested in getting a free catalogue, contact me to book a day with your friends to stamp.  I would love to give you some great ideas for Christmas.
Check out my blog and my Stampin' Up! Online Store 
Special Stampin' Up! Promotion for July Only

Special Stampin' Up! Promotion for July Only

Thursday 21 July 2011

Special Stampin' Up! Promotion for July Only

DBWS_MainAd_July2011_CAStampin' Up! has an awesome promotion for new recruits starting today and running through July 31st!  You can sign up for $119 with a special Starter Kit.  It's smaller than our regular kit but it comes with a few stamping items and all the business materials you'll need to get started.
You may ask yourself why you'd want to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  There are many reasons but the main one for my team members is the permanent 20% (minimum) discount they receive on all their orders.
You can remain a demonstrator as long as you meet the requirements and there is no penalty for dropping - you can keep all the items in your kit too!
Here's a list of what comes in the Starter Kit for July: 
Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Note Cards (20)
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
Blender Pen (1)
Clear-Mount Block C
SNAIL Adhesive
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue!
As if that's not great news in itself - HOW ABOUT A BONUS?!  Sign up and receive this awesome Christmas Keepsake Project Kit, valued at $50.   Here's what you get in the kit:

  • Pines and Poinsettas Wood Mount Stamp Set
  • Scallop Borders (cut from Tasteful Trim BigXL Die)
  • First Edition Speciality Designer Series Paper strip
  • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
  • Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
  • Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
  • Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
  • Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric*
  • Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
  • Linen Thread
  • Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
  • Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons*
    • Large Wild Wasabi
    • Small Real Red
  • Mini Vintage Tags
 I can't order this for myself - it's just a bonus for new recruits in July!

On my way home from Convention!

Sunday 17 July 2011

Well, I'm on my way home from Salt Lake City today after attending my first Stampin' Up Convention.  All I can say is WOW!  It was so much fun and I met so many new friends and attended some wonderful classes and sessions.
I attended a Fun Class on Friday night called "Village of Cuteness".  The project was 3 little decorated houses - because the class was only 2 hours and I also had to transport the houses home, I didn't finish them.  I'll finish them soon and post pictures for you all to see.
Stampin' Up spoiled us so much during the convention - lots of new stamp sets to try out including some from the upcoming Holiday Mini that won't be released until September 1st! The mini is amazing and I want to order everything in it!
Here's a sneak peak that was demo'd during one of the General Sessions - isn't this adorable - there's a stamp set AND a coordinating punch.  If you're interested in receiving a Holiday Mini - email me and I'll make sure you get one when they are available in August.
I'll post more pictures over the next few days!  Stay tuned!  If you're interested in learning more about Stampin' Up and how you could be able to join me next year at Convention, feel free to contact me.  Stampin' Up has an amazing promotion on until the end of July if you are interested in joining in the fun.

Happy Stamping!
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