Sep 30, 2016

#WCMD2016 World Card Making Day is October 1st! Get ready to create!

Hi everyone - now that you know there REALLY is a World Card Making Day, let's get together and make some cards to send to our friends and family - for a birthday, an anniversary, or "just because" you want to make someone happy.

I'm hoping you can make it to my home studio tomorrow - anytime from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and have some fun as Juanita and I share our card making ideas with you.  Enter our draw, enjoy a few nibbles and treat yourself to some "my crafting time" without any interruptions. When you get home, remember to mail the cards you have made to someone special.

Stampin' Up! has given us some awesome specials for World Card Making Day, and some Designer Series Paper specials for the month of October! Check them out, and if you can't make it to my event, send me your order, or order on line here so you don't miss out! All on-line orders receive a thank you gift in the mail from me.

Card making basics and tools on special until October 5th - honestly if pick out one of the In Color packs plus the coordinating Envelope Paper; the Envelope Punch Board and the Fast Fuse deal, you will be set for making all your cards for at least the next few months!

The Designer Series paper packs are buy three and get one FREE for the whole month of October! They have included a couple of my favourites from the Holiday Catalogue too! Great deal and would make a great share with a friend . . . . . . .

Hoping to see you in person, but remember you can always "shop now" on my blog and get your order in right away, and delivered to your home.

Happy Stamping!

Sep 25, 2016

World Card Making Day is October 1st - let's make cards together!

If you have never heard about World Card Making Day, then you are probably not alone -  this is your chance to catch up and make a card for that special someone in your life (or make more than one). Come to my home studio anytime on Saturday October 1st between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm and have some fun. Who do you want to make a special card for this week?

Here's some samples of recent cards at my September 19th Make it Monday drop in event - we always have so much fun sharing card ideas and techniques, and learning from each other as we create our cards.This event is designed to help you use up patterned paper pieces, or retired products that are in your stash by making some clean and simple card designs - and then you will feel really good about being able to buy some new stuff! Notice that each card uses the same basic layout - but they look so different with the patterned paper choices and ribbon or punched add-ons.

Wondering how to use up that washi tape that someone convinced you to buy? This card idea is perfect for that (on the left) or cut strips of patterned paper to use (on the right). I love Washi Tape and it makes a quick, colourful and great decorative strip on envelopes too!

These next cards are from our recent Stamp Club class where we showcased some fall ideas with sponging and masking techniques (I even snuck in some washi tape trim) and a Christmas Card made with our new Holly Berry Builder Punch and stamp set - yes in card making, it is never too soon to start making our cards for special events or seasons! Punches help make it so easy to create your cards!

Juanita and I will have several card sample kits for you to choose from on Saturday - and you can let your imagination take you on a different path than  the suggested card so come on over! Can't wait to see you! Bring a friend, enter our draw and enjoy some treats while you browse our retired products and the new catalogue.

If you don't have time to drop by (sad face from me!) but still want to order from the awesome new Holiday catalogue, then click the link here and place your order from home (in your PJ's too) and it will be there in about a week. And I will send you a thank you gift by mail too!

And here's my latest swap card featuring the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamps and the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch in the Holiday Catalogue - love those little guys and it is so easy to stamp - punch - colour (or not) and fasten to card base! Don't you love those little guys? there is a coordinating Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set featuring gingerbread men, reindeer, a teddy bear and Santa - love them all!!

If you are thinking about ordering the Paper Pumpkin kits, then now is a great time to test them out - sign up here by October 10th, use the promo code BOGO and you will get the November kit free - and we all know that FREE is good :-) I love having the kits on hand to take camping, or do a crafting project with my grandkids. They are great to have ready to make for so many reasons. And if the project isn't something that you really like - just wait a week and the Pinterest site is filled with great alternate ideas to help you create something new! It's really a win-win program for you!

Quick reminder - if you've been thinking about signing up for our Ronald McDonald House Stamp-a-Stack fundraiser on November 26th - then check out this link and get registered now! We are getting close to "Sold Out" and don't want you to miss. Early bird pricing is only $55.00 with all proceeds going the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver. If you need help with registering let me know!