Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Stamp, Stock and Save!


Such an amazing deal and for such a short time I thought it worthy of a second post today!  Starting tomorrow, October 1st Stampin' Up! is offering savings on new products and some of your favourite products - all to celebrate World Cardmaking Day October 4th.  You can save 15% on papers, envelopes adhesives and inks.  Some stamp sets are 20% off!

Click here to check out the full list of products that you can save on.

Email me or order via my Online Store!  Don't miss out.

Melva


Holiday Home

I love the Holiday Home stamp set (Item 135095) and coordinating framelits!  I found time to play with them yesterday (finally!).  The stamp set is very versatile - you can use it for Christmas, Halloween or Fall or even for a house warming.

I made a couple of cards that I will be sharing with friends at upcoming Stamping Parties - I made these without using the coordinating framelits to show that you don't have to have all of the tools (and toys) to make cute cards!  But I know you'll want them all once you've seen the amazing cards you can make!

Fall Card - I used SU! Blendabilities to colour the images.  DSP is Colour Me Autumn (Item 135820)  from the Holiday Catalogue and embellishment is the Autumn Wooden Elements (Item 135846)
Christmas Card - Blendabilities to colour images.  Confetti Stars Punch (Item 135861) and Frosted Sequins (Item 135835)
I also wanted to share some cards made by some of my friends.
Made by Jenn Tinline - she cut out a series of house using the framelits - no stamping involved.  Isn't this cute!
Happy Halloween from Elaine Paget!
Interested in learning more about this stamp set and matching framelits - email me!

Check out the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Home again Home again!

I've been home for 2 days and I think I'm getting over the jet lag.  This morning it was 6am when I woke instead of 3:30am.  I was up at 4:30am yesterday so it definitely felt like a long day.  It's taking me a little bit to get back up to speed after being away.  Apologies!

I have two birthdays over the next couple of days - my husband's and my brother-in-law's - it's a busy weekend with dinners and brunches!
Here's the cards I made for both men.  I've used Lovely as a Tree (Item 128655) along with Hardwood (Item 133035).  For the background behind the trees I used the swipe stamp from Work of Art (Item 134111) and stamped in varying shades of greens and blues to make the grass and sky.  I like how this turned out.  Check out the cute Autumn Wooden Elements (Item 135846) - I love these!


I'm working on 2 stamping parties for the following week - I can't wait to share the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalogue with friends.  No sneak peeks for the projects yet!

If you're interested in getting together with your friends to check out the new products and make a cool project, email me and we'll plan a party for you.  If you have your party before October 31st and have sales of over $325 you'll earn a free stamp set in addition to the other benefits received for holding a party!

Yours free if you host a party before October 31 with sales of over $325
Don't miss out!  Email me today!

Melva


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Greetings from the UK!

Hi from the UK.  I'm here in England for my God Son's wedding which took place in Somerset yesterday.  It was so lovely to be part of such a special day!


I wanted to share with you some beautiful cards using the Seasonally Scattered stamp set.  I love this set.  These cards were created by some very talented demonstrators.  The stamp set comes with 3 stamps - "Merry", "Love" and "Thanks".

Created by Diane Evans
Created by Ginny Duncan
Created by Ellie Blake
If you are interested it ordering this stamp set or any other supplies, email me!

Melva

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Weekly Deals and Thinlet Cards

It's Tuesday and new weekly deals have been announced by Stampin' Up!

I love the Label Card thinlets and thought I'd share with you a card I made using this thinlet.


Don't miss out on these specials - available for the next week.

Melva

Saturday, 13 September 2014

White Christmas

I love the White Christmas stamp set (Item 135767) from the SU! Holiday Catalogue.  This is one of those stamp sets that I looked at and thought I wouldn't buy, but of course then I started to see some amazing cards posted on Pinterest and SU! Demonstrator blogs.  Darn!  And of course now I own it!

Here's some of those amazing samples:
Love this card made by Alison Solven.  She stamped her images and then cut it to look like a window frame.  Love it!

This card was made by Yvonne Jackson.  It's hard to see from the picture, but this has a fancy closure where one end tucks under the ribbon.


I can't wait to play with this stamp set and will share more when I do!  If you want to order this stamp set you can order online or email me.

Melva

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Upcoming Classes!

I wanted to let you know about my upcoming classes.  I've got lots of classes planned through the end of October.  I'm excited to offer some new classes using Project Life by Stampin' Up! and some basic
stamping classes for those who have limited experience.  

Remember, if you have a group of friends that would like to get together to have fun and these dates do not work for you, email me and we can plan a different date.

Here's the list of all of the classes:

Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

September 30th from 7-9pm
Location:  My home in New Westminster
Cost $35
Come and learn about this amazing and quick method of memory keeping - it’s great for everyone as it’s easy and fast!  We’ll make 4 pages to start your album.
All you have to do is bring your pictures.

Click here to register 

Stamping 101

October 4 from 10 am to noon
Location:  My home in New Westminster
Cost $25.  Sign up for this class and World Card Making Day class and save $5 on this class.
Come and learn (or re-learn) the basics of stamping.  We'll make 4 cards using some basic stamping techniques.  All supplies included and you'll go home with 4 cards you can give to family and friends.

Click here to register

World Card Making Day

October 4 from 1-4pm
Location:  My home in New Westminster
Cost - 2 options:

  • Cards and Envelopes only - $25 - make 4 cards with envelopes
  • Cards/Envelopes plus stamp set - $35 - make 4 cards with envelopes and go home with the Holiday Home stamp set
Click here to register before September 20th

Stamping 101

October 8 from 7-9pm
Location:  My home in New Westminster
Cost $25.
Come and learn (or re-learn) the basics of stamping.  We'll make 4 cards using some basic stamping techniques.  All supplies included and you'll go home with 4 cards you can give to family and friends.

Click here to register

Holiday Card Class

October 25 from 1-3pm
Location:  My home in New Westminster
Cost $35.
Come and get an early start on your holiday cards.  We'll make 4 beautiful cards that will get you started.

Click here to register.

Weekly Deals

It's also Tuesday and as always there are weekly specials from Stampin' Up!  Check them out here

New Polymer Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! has released a new Polymer stamp set today....You're Wonderful and I love this!  I can't wait to order it and play with it.  Check it out!

Aren't these amazing cards!

Interested in placing an order, email me or order online.

Thanks for stopping by!
Melva

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Better late than never!

Here it is Sunday afternoon and I'm a little late with my Saturday post!  I've come to the end of a wonder 2 weeks of holidays on our sailboat relaxing on the west coast of British Columbia.  The weather wasn't perfect, but it's always so lovely to get away.  Indulge me as I share some of the pictures I took - it wasn't many.
Starting under the Lions Gate Bridge as we travelled towards Indian Arm
We just came under the Lions Gate Bridge on our way home when we met up with this freighter.  Thank goodness we weren't both under the bridge at the same time!
Penny - loves the boat as long as it's not moving!
The last part of our vacation was spent in False Creek - beautiful view of downtown Vancouver! 
And finally the boat...Half Penny Lane
Now I'm home and trying to catch up with everything.  I've actually managed to get down to my craft room this afternoon.  A friend from Norway asked me to make her a card for an upcoming wedding so I needed to finish that.  Also made the same card for my God Son's wedding that I'm heading to in about a weeks time.  My friend specifically asked for a 6x6 card - I like how it turned out.  I had to pull out my envelope punch board to make and envelope to fit, but now the envelope coordinates perfectly with the card.  What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by.
Melva

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

September already!

Here it is September already! It's definitely feeling like fall with the chillier evenings.  I'm finishing up my late summer vacation - sitting on our sailboat waiting for the rain to stop so we can move to our next spot.  The weather is supposed to improve so I'm looking forward to one last weekend on our boat in the sunshine!

It's Tuesday so Stampin' Up! has announced new Weekly Specials.



Free Stamp Set

If you haven't received your Holiday Catalogue, email me and I'll send one to you.  I'm booking stamping parties now for the fall.  If you want to gather some of your friends and play with some fabulous new products email me and we'll find a date that works for you.  Hold a party with $325 in sales between now and October 31st and you'll receive the Good Greetings Stamp Set FREE!

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