Craftin' Caro: June 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


LAST CHANCE - Get these prices while you can!

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Today is the FINAL day to order from the current 2009 Spring-Summer catalogue and the Occasions catalogue, and there are retiring items to snag while you can.

Trust me when I say you WANT to buy many of your wish-list items now, since prices will be going up beginning July 1.

Today is also the FINAL day to get the Sizzix Special Edition Big Shot Starter Kit as it will not be in the upcoming catalogue.

Remember, all orders over $200 get Hostess benefits as well!

Here is the list of LAST CHANCE items:

Guess who had forgotton to pick the May's winner for the Super 7 Contest? Me, that's who! bad Caroline...

This morning, all the names of those who ordered last month or came to classes were put in the proverbial hat, and here's who won her own "A Beautiful Thing" stamp set:

NICOLE STEURER of Scarborough, ON

Way to go, Nicole! Congrats to you, and best of luck to all of you who are being entered for the June contest.

By the way, if you're a demonstrator, you can listen to my new audio-recording on the Stampin' Up! website. Hopefully it will give you some good business tips and if not, you can laugh at me and my goofiness :)

Happy stamping,

Monday, June 29, 2009


Only 2 days left for this catalogue!

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Always wondering what kind of birthday card to make for the men in your life? This card is perfect! And if you like this set, get it soon -- both the current Spring-Summer catalogue and Occasions Mini catalogue are only around until Tuesday, June 30th.

Check out all my specials HERE....
Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: And Many Mower
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Going Gray, Riding Hood Red, Jet Black Stazon Pad
Papers: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Earth Elements and In Color 12X12 Textured Card Stock
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 1/4 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Coluzzle Starter Set

Happy stamping,

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Retiring Sample of the day: Soft Summer

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This lovely Occasions Mini Catalogue set will NOT be appearing in the new catalogue, so be sure to get it now before June is gone for good!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Soft Summer
Inks: Pink Pirouette & Riding Hood Red, Pretty In Pink Stampin' Write Marker
Papers: Certainly Celery, Confetti White, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Pretty In Pink 3/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon, Button Latte, Stampin' Dimensionals, Color Spritzer Tool, Crafters' Tool Kit, Spiral Punch

Happy stamping,

Friday, June 26, 2009


School's out -- let the fun begin!

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I had a blast yesterday at CHEX's Channel 12 studio, filming my Lifestyles segment on wedding papercrafts.

Rita has informed me that it will be shown on this coming Tuesday's program, between 5:30 & 6pm. Be sure to check in and let me know what you think -- there will even be a $50 prize package giveaway of Stampin' Up! supplies from me :)

On to today's retiring card....

It's time for a summer barbeque with the grill master — you! Why not invite your friends and family over for a classic picnic with all the fixings. Who could resist such a lovely scalloped invitation?

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: All Scallops (Retiring), Only Ovals
Inks: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Papers: Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP, In Color and Earth Elements 12X12 Textured Card Stock
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crop-A-Dile, punches: Large Oval, Scallop Edge & Wide Oval Punch

Don't forget my 10% off punches special & Punch book giveaway -- there's only a few days left for June to take advantage of this deal!

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Birthday Cards Class - Just B (retiring)

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Olla! Here is the final and 5th card that we're making as part of the birthday cards class. It uses one of my fave retiring sets, "Just B". As in "boohooo" :(

A quick note to my "Canadians, INK!" gals across the country... all the instructions for the Birthday Cards class (and all my other classes this month) are all posted on the Team Blog for you to enjoy.

If you're not part of the team but WANT to be, you should purchase your Demonstrator Starter Kit NOW before it goes up in price on July 1 and save some moolah! :) You'll be all set to get your new goodies and at a fabulous discount to boot. And who wouldn't want to make some extra money, eh? I say go for it!

Happy stamping,


Catch me on TV tomorrow + NEW CATALOGUES ARE HERE!

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I'm very excited to be appearing on CHEX "Lifestyles" program tomorrow (Thursday June 25), with Rita Nave where I'll be sharing a variety of stamped wedding ideas.

Why wedding ideas? Well, Canadian couples everywhere are busy planning their summer and fall weddings, and a proven way to make the most of a wedding budget involves getting creative and going the do-it-yourself route. That's where I come in, with some stamping and paper-crafting fun!

I'll be sure to take pictures of all the projects and post them here for you later in the week.

In other VERY exciting news... the new CATALOGUES HAVE ARRIVED!

I'll be here at the studio this week for those of you who would like to come and pick your catalogues up, plus I'll be doing several post office runs to begin mailing these puppies out.

I'll be posting information on my special 2009 IN COLOUR BUNDLE, new Designer Paper Shares, Ribbon shares and more later this week, so be on the lookout!

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Birthday Cards class - 4 samples!

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Happy Tuesday, everyone.

Here are 4 of the 5 cards we are making on Wednesday's Birthday Cards class. Please let me know if you would like to attend!

Happy stamping,

Monday, June 22, 2009


Who rocks? My Serena rocks, that's who!

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So my gorgeous 11 year old Serena will be graduating tonight from her school -- she's finishing grade 6 and will be off to middle-school next year (taking the city bus on her own -- eek!).

Do you think this would be the perfect card for her? She has at least 3 shirts with the crazy trendy skulls on it, so I'm sure she'd love something like this.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Just Jawing
Inks: Basic Black
Papers: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine and Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Button Bouquet, Stampin' Dimensionals, Circle Scissor Plus, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4 Inch Circle Punch

I'll be back tomorrow with the cards for Wednesday's BIRTHDAY cards class -- be sure to RSVP for either the 1pm or 7pm spots if you are interested!

Happy stamping,

Saturday, June 20, 2009


How to keep track of all the specials?!?!?

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Isn't it just TERRIBLE that there are so many great specials and promotions going on, and all of them at once? How's a girl to keep track of it all???

Craftin' Caro to the rescue!

I've created a handy-dandy specials page for you to reference whenever you need it at You can bookmark it for easy access, or find it anytime you need it along the top border of my blog home page... just click on SPECIALS.

Keeping all the specials together should make things easier for you, since you'll have easy access to quick-links to all the pertinent details, dates for when the promotions end, as well as info about my very own exclusive specials.

I hope this new addition to my blog will be a helpful one for you! If you have any suggestions for me on how to improve things, please drop me a line -- I welcome the feedback :)

Happy stamping,

Friday, June 19, 2009


25% off selected Décor Elements

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Another fabulous sale from Stampin' Up...

If you like Décor Elements, then be sure to stock up on these retiring ones that are on sale for 25% off!

The current Decor Elements catalogue can be viewed online here....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Retiring Sample of the day: Kiwi Kiss and Always In My Thoughts

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My thought for the day, going out to myself and the rest of the family... all wrestling with miserable colds the past couple of days :(

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps: Always In My Thoughts
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Jet Black Stazon Pad
Papers: Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Linen Thread, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crafters' Tool Kit, Aqua Painter, Eyelet Border and 3/16 Inch Corner Rounder Punches (10% off punches with me!)

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


10% off PUNCHES & a Fabulous Punch Book!

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With only 2 weeks left to order from the current Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book, you'll want to make sure you snag all those Last Chance stamp sets and accessories while you can.

And because I love a good deal as much as the next gal, I'm also going to offer you 10% off ALL punches, but only until the end of June.

Now, you need to trust me when I tell you that you want to order your punches NOW and not wait for when the new catty comes out in July.

There will be lots of other things to get then (yummy new papers, stamps, colours and accessories) so be a smart cookie and grab your punches while they're on sale with me!!

So, what can you do with all those new punches, you might ask? Let me show you!

From today through to the end of June, I'm thrilled to be able to offer you’s amazing Master Punch book, FREE with any $50 order!

It's a 1 MB PDF file, filled with tons of fabulous punch ideas and pictures of everything you need to re-create them.

You'll find what you need to learn how to make:

Here's wishing you all a great day and some happy stamping,

Monday, June 15, 2009


Monday is the FINAL DAY for Free Shipping on this catalogue!

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Happy Monday folks!

I'm back from a fabulous long weekend adventure with my family up at Camp Walden for their Family Weekend and it was just SO good to have a chance to get away together. I'm still finding the odd black fly bite but overall, I think I fared pretty well.

Just a reminder that TODAY June 15th is the final date for my 2-week special FREE SHIPPING on your orders! Orders under $60 will ship to my studio for pick-up -- if it's $60+ you can have it sent to your address. Canadians only, please!

Also, a quick note that while I was gone, Stampin' Palooza's Saturday event completely SOLD OUT!

I will now begin taking names for a waiting list, as well as you'll see later in September that I will offer a special 'Palooza TO-GO option. I hate disappointed people so I'll do my best to keep the good times rollin'!

CLASSES this week, please RSVP if you are interested:

- Wednesday June 17: Window Sheets class (see examples here)
- Friday June 19: Oval Madness card class (see examples here)
- Saturday June 20: Retiring Sets 10 Card class (examples coming this week)

Here's a video that the camp put together of some of the highlights... it was a blast and now the kids are even MORE excited about going there together for 3 weeks this summer!

Happy stamping,

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Beware -- Donna's Risqué Tri-Shutter Card!

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(I am away for the weekend in Bancroft for Family Camp
at Camp Walden, but will be back in the studio on Monday!)

WARNING: If you're offended by naked beefcake bums, this card is NOT for you.

My friend Donna took the tri-Shutter card template that she learned at Stampers Club last week, and made her own take on it for a good friend's birthday card... see if you like it!!

Hmmmm... looks harmless enough here....

Oh my!

Please leave Donna a comment below -- I know she'll be reading them :)

Happy stamping,

Friday, June 12, 2009


"Oval Madness" card class samples...

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(I am away for the weekend in Bancroft for Family Camp
at Camp Walden, but will be back in the studio on Monday!)

Can you believe it? I'm ahead of the game AGAIN.... I feel like it's a record for me! Here are the samples for next Friday's Oval Madness card class.

It was a great chance to create layered ovals using the Oval Alls stamp set, scalloped oval punch, the Dress Up ribbon Originals as well as the Sweet Slumber Specialty papers to make a cute set of matching cards.

Be sure to pop by again tomorrow as I share a NAUGHTY card from Donna... you won't want to miss it :)

Happy stamping,

Thursday, June 11, 2009


A quick update for all Stampin' Palooza Attendees!

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It's been a pretty exciting morning at the studio today -- I just received my complimentary copy of the new 2009/10 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue that will be released in July!

I don't think I'm giving anything away by saying it's FREAKING GORGEOUS and I'm going to go completely broke next month ... eek!

Anyhow, I promised that I would announce the stamp set that everyone will be receiving in their 'Palooza packages right away, so that no one accidentally buys in on July 1. After much consideration, I'd like to announce that the stamp set it called:


Unfortunately I cannot share the details or image of this stamp set until the new catalogue is officially released, but Stampin' Up! did reassure me today that I can at least share the name of the set with you in the meanwhile.

BTW, I think we have only about 20 spots left for the Saturday event --- CRAZY! If you haven't nabbed your spot already, please do so quickly! It's going to be a humdinger :)

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Stampin' Up! Window Sheets class + Video

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Hi everyone,

Can you believe it? I'm actually AHEAD of time for a change, so here are the 4 cards we're making next week for the Bella Rose Window Sheets card class.

As a bonus, here's a video from Stampin' Up! using the Window sheets as well :)

Happy stamping,

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