Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Are you getting exciting? The Holiday Catalogue is almost here

Only 2 more sleeps until you will be able to order from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue!  The catalogue goes live on September 1st.  I know you are going to love the new products as much as I do.  As a demonstrator we get a chance to see the catalogue and to order from it early - that way we can have some samples made to show you.  There are so many amazing new products but I'm particularly in love with two (it was hard to narrow it to two) - The Candy Cane Christmas Suite and Christmas Pines stamp set and coordinating framelits.


Candy Candy Christmas

I just love Real Red, Crumb Cake and White together and this suite is all about that with some very cute stamps and sentiments.  The Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper is adorable with images that are large enough to cut out and use on cards or you can use the paper as a background.

Here's a card I shared before - CASE'd (copy and share everything) from the Holiday Catalogue on page 4.


This was so easy to make - just a little bit of fussy cutting to cut the houses out of the Designer Series Paper!


Christmas Pines

I love the detail of the pine cones in the stamp set and coordinating framelits.  Here's a square that I have used in the Collage I've made for an upcoming class.  It's hard to see, but I stamped the pine cones first and then cut them out using the framelits.  I also cut out some bows for greenery.  Add a bow and little pine cone embellishment (also available in the catalogue) and you're done!



Christmas Collage Class

I'll be holding a class where we'll make a collage that uses a bunch of products from the new catalogue - you can see some of those above - Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter stamp set and punch, beautiful ribbon and twines.  The collage includes 9 3x3" squares on a 12x12" background perfect for framing or giving away.  The class will be held on Sunday, September 25th from 1-3pm. The cost is $25.  Email me if you are interested in signing up.

If you haven't received your catalogue yet, please email me. I'd be happy to get one to you if you.


Thoughtful Branches

If you have been meaning to order the Thoughtful Branches bundle, don't delay.  This is only available while supplies last - Stampin' Up! is not going to carry this set after that!  Don't miss out if you had your heart set on this set!

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Shares from Make and Take Tuesday

Each month I host a Make and Take Tuesday event - typically happens on the third Tuesday of the month, but may shift due to availability.  This month, due to vacation, it was last night.  The ladies make 3 cards - cost is $15 which includes all of the supplies.

Here are last nights cards:


For the first card, I used the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (Item 141648) - I love the black and white with pops of Melon Mambo.  This card features the Birthday Blooms stamp set (Item 140658) and we used Stampin' Up! markers in Melon Mambo, Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive to colour it.  Three pearls finished off the card!


The second card was CASE'd from a card I received from my friend Liane.  I switched it up a bit and used Sweet Sugarplum and Smoky Slate and used a sentiment stamped in Smoky Slate.  This was very quick and easy and I love the colours together.  The stamp set is Touches of Texture (Item 143251) and the sentiment is from Best Birds (Item 141525).  I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch (Item 133324) to create the tag and the Project Life Corner Punch (Item 135346) to round the corners.

For the last card, we used the Weather Together stamp set with the coordinating framelits - available as a bundle (Item 142319).
This card takes a little longer with the water colouring in Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Emerald Envy, but is definitely worth it!  The sentiment is stamped and then cut out using a framelit from the Bunch of Banners Framelits (Item 141488) - when you cut this out, it cuts out two pieces so I adhered the outside to the card and then popped up the centre with the sentiment using Stampin' Up! Dimensionals.  It's a bit hard to see from the picture.

Here are the PDF Instructions for you if you want re-created this card.

Interested in joining me for Make and Take Tuesday?  The next one is on September 27th at 7pm - Click here to RSVP!

Don't forget that you only have until August 31st to use the Bonus coupons that you earned in July!  Either place your order Online or email me before then!

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

I've been having fun playing with my Holiday Catalogue Stuff

As Stampin' Up! Demonstrators we get a chance to order from the Holiday catalogue in advance of customers.  My order arrived last week and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!  You're going to love the new catalogue!  I sure did - my credit card can attest.

I've been playing with it and am planning some card classes and a Collage class for September and October.  Here's a sneak peek of some of the 3x3" squares that will be part of the Collage.  Stay tuned for the final product and the details of the class.


Here are a couple of other card samples I've made so far.


If you want to receive a catalogue from me, please email me.

Don't forget that you only have until August 31st to use your Bonus Coupons you earned in July. You can place your order online or by emailing it to me.

There is also a Paper Pumpkin Promotion going on until October 20, 2016.

For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time Subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their Second Month FREE!

Offer Details:  When you add promo code “BOGO” at sign in, you pay the regular price of $26.95 CAD for the first month and get the second month for free.

Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.  In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months – if they do, the offer is void.

After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $25.95 CAD and Tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.  Ends October 20, 2016.

This Offer is open to first-time subscribers only.

Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

August Happenings: It's time to redeem coupons, Thoughtful Branches Bundle and Make and Take Tuesday

There are lots of things going on in August!  On the west coast it's been a bit cooler and rainier than our normal summer.  That's not good for summer holidays, but that means there is more time to spend in our craft rooms!

  • Bonus Days Coupon Redemption
  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle
  • Make and Take Tuesday

Redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes!



You have until August 31st to redeem your coupon codes.  You can use them on any order - either online or if you order through me.

Online Order

  • In your online Shopping Bag:
    • Enter your coupon code in the Coupon Codes box and click the “Apply Coupon” button. Repeat this step if you have multiple codes.
    • If you want to remove a coupon code, simply click the “Remove” button.
    • Before you close your order, verify that your discounts have been applied

Order with me

  • Provide me with your coupon code when you place you order

Thoughtful Branches

For a limited time, you can get the exclusive Thoughtful Branches bundle and you can use your Bonus Coupon for the order.  This bundle is available until August 31 or while supplies last - don't be disappointed!

Also, check out the Pinterest Board from more ideas. 


ITEM #PRODUCT NAMERETAIL
144328Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$66.50 CAD
143539Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$33.00 CAD
144264Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (FR)$33.00 CAD
143538Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$41.00 CAD

Available Until August 31 Or While Supplies Last

Make and Take Tuesdays

My next Make and Take Tuesday will be happening on August 23rd at 7pm.  We'll make 3 cards - I supply all of the supplies and equipment.  Cost is $15 or free with a $50 order.  If you're interested in attending, please email me or RSVP by clicking here.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

A little off topic

Hi everyone,
I'm going to hi jack my blog post today and talk about a very important topic that became critically important to me and my husband in the past week.

We headed out on our sail boat for a 3 week vacation - we were both looking forward to getting away for such a long time on the boat.  It was day 3 and we had crossed over Georgia Strait the day before. My husband woke up and when he looked at me he had clear signs of having had a stroke.  I immediately remembered a commercial on TV that says "Honey, you're having a stroke.  Raise your arms, talk to me, I'm calling 9-1-1" and that's what I did.

Thank goodness for that commercial and thank goodness that the small island that we were on had a Fire and Rescue team and also an ambulance!  My husband was taken by ambulance to Nanaimo Hospital - a 20 minute drive across the island and then a 20 minute ferry crossing.

I'm happy to report that my husband is fine - he had a couple of Transient Ischemic Attacks or mini strokes.  He was in Nanaimo Hospital for 48 hours as they tried to find the source of the clots.  He's fully recovered.  We're now home and our boat is coming home today!  He still has lots of tests to go through, but it sure feels good to be home.

If I can leave you with one message, it's this.

Thanks for listening!
Happy stamping!
Melva
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