Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Watch this helpful training video featuring the fabulous Shannon West to triple your know-how about these innovative punches!
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Okay, to be completely honest it was a card not just from Shelli, but was also signed by Kellene Adams and Lana Joy Limb...but seeing Shelli's signature at the bottom with that cute little heart made me SQUEEEE outloud!
Here is the beautiful card that they sent me as thanks for being the House Lead Demonstrator for the local Ronald McDonald House volunteer group. I've been lead for at least 6 years now, ever since they started the program.
I have to say that it's such a super & fun way to help give back to the community and all by doing something I love to do already: STAMP!
For those of you who have attended any of our Stampin' Palooza events in the past, as you know we also request donations of full cards & envelopes to send to our local Toronto Ronald McDonald House.
It's an easy thing for us stampers to do & help in a small way so please, keep 'em coming! :)
In case you are not familiar with it, Stampin' Up!'s mission statement reads: "To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference."
So to help fulfill this statement, Stampin' Up! launched its "Making a Difference" program in 2003. Through this, Stampin' Up! has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and each year, they design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership .
With a portion of the proceeds from each sale of that set, more than $95,000 USD has already been donated from RMHC stamp set sales alone!
The set for the 2011/12 stamping year can been seen on page 16 of the new catalogue, called "Turtle & Co".
When you purchase this year’s Turtle & Co. Set, they will donate $3 US to RMHC!
I plan on having a "Turtle & Co" stamp class in January when I return from the Leadership conference, so keep your eyes peeled for that date later on this year.
Together, we can make a difference!
Labels: Ronald McDonald House
Friday, August 19, 2011
I'm so excited to share with you some absolutely adorable 3x3" cards made by Jennifer Mallette, one of our "Canadians, INK!" team peeps.
She used the Subtles collection of colours (specifically, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, So Saffron) to keep everything in the set cohesive.
The nice thing with Stampin' Up! of course will be the ease in matching colours, since everything is coordinated! So she just needed to pull out her Subtles package of buttons to play with = easy as that.
If you don't recognize the stamp set, it's a new one called "Button Buddies"...how adorable is that?
The images in the Button Buddies set pair well with the Designer Buttons to give all your projects a one-of-a-kind style. Whether it’s a pink nose on a pink pig, or an orange shell of a slow moving snail, adding a button will add dimension to whatever you are working with!
A little about Jennifer in her own words:
- "I got hooked on SU at a Dina Anker demo (with my partner in crime Grace Lin!) last fall and have been having a great time learning all kinds of techniques and ideas from my extended SU Canadians INK! family since then...looking forward to taking it to the next level in a business sense in the coming months!"
Thanks Jen! We love your cuties :)
Labels: Canadians INK team member
Thursday, August 18, 2011
With all the excitement that's floating about, I can't think too much about stamping something (I know! sacrilege!) so here's a helpful video from Stampin' Up! instead.
Do you have questions on your 3/16" Corner Punch? Is it working the way you had hoped? If you're having trouble achieving the results you want, hopefully these tips and tricks will help you better utilize it!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
As summer begins to wind down, work on the next Stampin' Palooza event begins to wind UP!
Be sure to grab your tickets for our Fall date of Saturday October 1 NOW while the early bird pricing is still in effect.
This time, your registration ticket price includes a new Simply Scrappin' Kit from the upcoming HOLIDAY mini catalogue called "Christmas Lane", which you will be making over 20 different holiday projects & cards with that day!
FYI, photos of the scrapping kit will be posted September 1 when it becomes available to the public, but trust me - it's fabulous.
For more details about this fun day, please visit the ticket page at http://fall2011palooza.eventbrite.com/
Monday, August 15, 2011
My Oh My... today is August 15, which means there are only 2 weeks left for the amazing Summer Mini catalogue to be available for you!
All the crazy rain outside made me decide to focus on water... and the amazing nautical sets: Sail Away and The Open Sea.
The photos of the following cards were all taken while I was on the Stampin' Up! Alaskan cruise back in May, where they were shared on the boards in our common Gathering Place.
Unfortunately that means I do not have the names of the talented demonstrators who created them (boo).
If you recognize any, by all means speak up and I'll label them here!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The Simply Adorned line brings instant sophistication to the look and feel of your projects!
The locket-style charm with hinge lets you insert custom artwork or photos for a look that's all your own.
Naturals Ivory Card Stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
Melon Mambo Pad and Stampin Write Marker
Soft Suede Pad and Stampin Write Marker
Simply Adorned 5/8" Square Charm
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
1/2 Inch Chantilly Crochet Trim
Color Spritzer Tool
Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss Powder
3/8 Inch Twill Tape
Two Tags Stampin' Up! Bigz Die
Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements
Friday, August 12, 2011
Hi everyone! I just sat down with the calendar and made up the class & event list for alllllllllll the way until the end of the year.
I'll have my web gal Eva update the official Classes page for me next week, but wanted to give you all a heads-up on dates & things first.
Please note that ALL EVENTS require an RSVP to attend, even the free ones!
There are so many different ways to add depth and dimension to hand stamped projects.
On this card, the butterfly images have been heat embossed, buttons added with Linen Thread, Crumb Cake Textured Card Stock used for the card base, and the card stock is dry embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die!
A Word For You
Basic Gray Card Stock
Neutrals Collection - Textured Card Stock
Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
Designer Buttons - Brights Collection
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
3/8 Inch Twill Tape
Designer Buttons - Neutrals Collection
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Okay people, there's only so much pestering a girl can take. So when a brand new catalogue means brand new ribbons, and you guys want to get your hands on all of them, I cry UNCLE and pull out the big scissors :)
The following are the different ribbon shares I'll have for offer -- each one requires only 4 participants (since I'll take one spot myself) to fill... so contact me ASAP if you want in on one or more of them!
3/8" RUFFLED Ribbon Share: $16.99
1/2" SCALLOP DOTS Ribbon Share: $26.99
This share will include 2 yards of each of the 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in 10 colours. (Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Tangerine Tango)
HIS AND HERS Ribbon Share: $13.99 (thank you Dawn O. for the idea!)
This share will includes 2 yards of each of the following:
* His Collection Ribbons: 3/8" Blue Denim Jean Ribbon, 3/8" Artichoke Denim Jean Ribbon, 3/8" Twill Tape
* Hers Collection of Ribbons: 1/2" Chantilly Crochet Trim, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim, 5/8" Whisper White Organza
5/8" SATIN Ribbon Share: $30.99
This share will include 3 yards of each of the 5/8" Satin Ribbon in 10 colours, of which 3 are NEW! (Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Whisper White)
1/2" SEAM BINDING Ribbon Share: $16.99
This share will include approx 2 yards of each 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon in 7 colours (Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red)
NARROW 1/8" TAFFETA Ribbon Share: $20.99
This share will include approx 2 yards of each Narrow 1/8" Taffeta ribbon with white trimmed edges in 10 colours, of which 2 are NEW! (Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla)
3/8" TAFFETA Ribbon Share: $23.99
This share will include approx 2 yards of each 3/8" Taffeta ribbon in 10 colours, of which 7 are NEW! (Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Whisper White)
1-1/4" STRIPED GROSGRAIN Ribbon Share: $36.99
This share will include approx 2 yards of each 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon in 11 colours, of which 7 are NEW! (Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi)
To reserve a spot in my ribbon shares, please EMAIL ME directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. For multiple shares - contact me for a shipping quote.
All prices listed are for local Toronto pick-up -- please contact me directly for Canadian shipping options!
For a gift that will wow anyone, create a unique handmade box with the brand new Blossom Box Bigz L Die and our Designer Series Papers.
The innovative designs in these longer Bigz dies give you so many new and interesting creative options -- the sky's the limit! Our ingenious Blossom Box is perfect for small, thoughtful gifts and delightful surprises!
Add stamped images from our Raining Flowers Set to embellish a unique gift that’s blossoming with style and creativity!
FYI, the Blossom Box Bigz L Die works best using only one layer at a time. Measures 6" x 8-3/4".
Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection
Old Olive Card Stock
Pool Party Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
Blossom Box Bigz Die
Boho Blossoms Punch
Merry Medley On Board
Basic Pearls Jewel Accents
Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
BTW, the first Designer Paper Share filled up completely so I've opened up a 2nd group for any one who wants to join in!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I thought you might enjoy seeing the commercials they showed this year!
Monday, August 08, 2011
Here's what's happening this week at the studio:
- Friday Aug 12, Saturday Aug 13: 10 card All Occasions Camp @ 1pm
- Saturday August 13: "Canadians, INK!" Team Meeting @ 7pm
You can visit the Classes & Events page anytime for prices, details and updates. Hope to see you soon :)
COMING LATER THIS WEEK: Ribbon shares! Yes, you've been asking for them so it's time to start another round, including the fabulous new types you want.
As of right now, I have only ONE more spot open for the Designer Paper Shares, so be sure to sign up quick to participate!