Thursday, 24 April 2014

New Digital Downloads from Stampin' UP!

Already have My Digital Studio (MDS)?
Getting tired of the same content?

Maybe it is time to update your virtual stash of stamping products!
The newest downloads are available now.
Best part...ready to use once you have completed payment on your order.
Just download and GO!  Ready to create.

Have fun and Happy VIRTUAL stamping!

Stampin' UP! Helps to fundraise for those still homeless in Haiti.


April 18, 2014

In January 2010 a devastating earthquake left thousands of Haitians homeless. Although many well-intentioned organizations responded by building emergency shelters and short-term housing, many people are still living in these temporary homes.
Stampin' Up! is excited to be partnering with Mission of Hope to fundraise for the Blue to Block program in Haiti, providing long-term housing for those in need. 

Would you like to help with this important cause? Click here to give from April 18-May 16! Your donation to the Mission of Hope will be greatly appreciated.

I love working for a company that helps give back to so many!  

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Event Display Stampers

Every year for convention, Stampin' UP! asks a number of demonstrators to create projects using the Make & Take stamp set to display on the inspiration boards at convention and share their creativity with their fellow demonstrators.

I am so excited...I have decided to enter!  I NEVER do anything like this.  I am taking the plunge, the chance that I may just have a shot at being featured at convention.  This will be my fourth year going and it would be an honour to have some of my projects on display.  *goosebumps just thinking about it*

I am quick to second guess my project quality, and picture quality but I am throwing caution to the wind and risking it all!  lol

Best part...I get to play with the make & take stamp sets!!  WAHOO!!!  That would just be TOO COOL!

The tough part....DECIDING WHAT TO SHOW THEM!! Oh my goodness, how do I narrow it down?  I love SU product and creating with it.  Some projects just grab you when you finish them and others not so much.  So that is what I started with...but I still had too many!  I tried to stay as current as I could with product.  So that helped narrow a bit.  Although some faves are oldies...but goodies.  :-)
They have asked for a bit of everything; 3 cards, 1 scrapbook page, 2 3D items.  Here it goes!  
Here are the projects that I have chosen to share.  



Loved making these cards and have fallen in love with the water colour technique all over again thanks to this years Occasions Catalogue.  Had my stampers asking to explore all the ways to bring it to life.  It was FUN!

Card in a box....HOLY MOLEY!!!   I flippin' love this card style and made SO MANY!!!    How fun is that? You get a card in the mail. Great, standard card...oh wait what is that?....POP!  ...beautiful display piece. Smiles all around.  :-)  

This card is, again, a fave.  I fell in love with this technique a while ago and just rediscovered it.  I had new club members come on board that are also scrappers and I try to accommodate both...don't want anyone feeling left out!  I really enjoy the way this could be a card or a scrap page and depending on the DSP you use it can really come to life!
This is me and my BFF and up-line at last years convention.  :-)

Scrapbook Page:

This is my first ever This & That journal.  I am not used to this way of scrapping but I quickly became enamoured with it.  I am so far behind in my scrap booking that I really enjoyed the quick fix of getting my pics in place, journaled and ready to enjoy.  I am surprised with how much I like the style too.  I am HOOKED!  This page is of my Grampie and my son.  My Grampie passed away in January and I was looking for this photo for his funeral.  My son is named after him and it would have been wonderful to share the "Two Jacks" as everyone calls them.  I searched high and low and couldn't find it.  I came home from the funeral and was putting my photo mess away and what should fall out of the pile at my feet...but the pic I was looking for all along.  I cried...and then quickly put it in my journal.  My Two Jacks.  :-)

The description asked for 1 scrapbook page but when I found pics of both kinds I didn't know which to choose!  This is from our first Christmas in our very first family home.  This is the way I am used to scrapping.  Lovely layouts!  Nostalgic!  ...both for our first Christmas in our home and the Simply Scrappin' kits!  ;-)

3D items:
These are oldies but goodies!!  Literally!  I LOVE creating gifties for my crafters and who doesn't love chocolate?  These are always a hit and I have done them up in dozens of different themes.  This was the best pic of the lot of them. (forgive the retired paper!) 
I just wish they didn't make Hershey Nuggets so hard to find here in the Maritimes...they are one HOT commodity among us stampers.  lol

This was MY FAVE PROJECT this past holiday.  WOWY WOW WOW!  I was so very pleased with the way it turned out.  I had many compliments on this one.  I also was just beside myself about this DSP.  OH, how I was sad that it would eventually leave us.  Gorgeous paper!  I didn't have the letters on hand for my big shot and was anxious to they are hand cut!  The things we do for the love of crafting.

Hope you enjoyed my Event Display Entry post.  
Thanks for checking it out!

*fingers crossed*

Basic Black Ink Pad Update


April 18, 2014
As previously reported, we've been trying to rework our Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad for quite some time and have tried many different formulas to improve the ink's dry time when used on Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock; unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful so far.
We will continue to look for ways to improve our Basic Black ink; but in the meantime, please use the Jet Black StazOn Pad when stamping on Whisper White or Very Vanilla Cardstock. 
Please note: The Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad still works great with our coloured cardstock.

Straight from SU head office!  Just a heads up for those wondering why their black ink pad may be acting up on them.  :-)

Click HERE for the link to the online store to see about getting a Staz On Black ink pad.  LOVE MINE!  Always good to have on hand.  :-)


It is always an interesting time finding out what is going to get the cut at the end of the Stampin' UP! year.  
As curious as I am about what is retiring, I REALLY look forward to seeing the NEW STUFF!!

Take a look at both lists, one for stamps, one for accessories and make sure you have stocked up on all your favorites!!  These items are only while supplies last!!

In Colours 2012-2014 (gumball green, primrose petals, etc)are retiring this year and can you believe they were already selling out before the retiring lists were officially out??!!  
Here are some of the other items that I know for sure are already sold out:

*Hello and Thanks Clear Stamp Set (131658)
*Backyard Basics Clear Bundle (132728)*Backyard Basic Clear stamp set (129258)*Lg Pearl Basic Jewels*birthday candle wheel *Tag It Stamp Set

Best part of all....FREE SHIPPING right now!!  OH YEAH!!!   Can't get any better can it??

Happy Shopping!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Envelope Punch Board

We made HUGE cards this past stamp club.  6x6 in size and no where near fitting into a standard envelope.
Never fear! Envelope Punch Board is here!!!!!!

Here are some pics of the board so you can see what it looks like....

Here are some of the envelopes that I have made since I have had the board.  
Variety of envelopes.


Timmies is on ME!

I even made an envelope CARD!  :-)

Along with my napkin fold tutorial for our club project this month I did up a little video on the envelope punch board as well.  Take a look and see just HOW FABULOUS this puppy is!!

Stay tuned I have another video coming up using this FAB tool....what I am making with it...THAT is a surprise!  :-)

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Napkin Fold Technique

Hello there Stampers!!

I just finished up another fabulous club on Friday night.  I was very excited about the card that we did!!!
I have just finished up the video editing for the tutorial so I wanted to get that posted ASAP.
Very happy that my stampers don't need to take note, and I don't have to print off directions anymore...they can just head over to my YouTube tutorial!  YAY!!

Here are some pics of the Napkin Fold Cards that we did....

 Even GREAT for a SCRAPBOOKING PAGE!!!!   :-)
 Me and my BFF at Stampin' UP! Convention last summer!!! 

Here is the video tutorial....ENJOY!!!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Second Project from Stamp Club!

At stamp club we usually do two projects.
I had some of the ladies ask about the Aqua Painters so I took this opportunity to show them the tool as well as how they work on card stock as well as the watercolour paper from Stampin' UP!

In my VERY FIRST Youtube tutorial video I showed you the card we made and here is my second video of the bookmark that we made using the watercolour paper!

Here is the project:

AND here is the VIDEO!!!
As I am new to this video thang, feedback is always appreciated.  
I hope you enjoy the video and the projects.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Tag Topper Punch Card

Good Morning!!

I posted my second video to Youtube yesterday.
I filmed one of my March Stamp Club projects for you to follow along with.

The scallop tag topper punch is AMAZING and I love the look of it.  So many uses, So little time!
Order yours today.
Here is a pic of the card that we made.

Take a look at the video and if you like take a peek at my Youtube channel.  Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE while you are there.  Much appreciated!

Happy Stamping!