Keeping Up to Date


A little eye candy for your weekend….sometimes I take the photos on my back deck, and this was taken on a lovely, sunny day. One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up! product is the coordination – the stamp set that coordinates with the punch that coordinates with the embossing folder. Love not having to think too hard when I craft!!

Hope that you are enjoying the long weekend! A reminder that my September email newsletter will be coming out soon – so if you haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time – use the sign up box on the site or click here to register.

As well, the yamstamps app has been updated, so please be sure to download the update – you can admire the new graphics and the twitter feed will work again 🙂

Hope you are able to catch your breath for a bit before we get back into the swing of things – maybe relaxing on your back deck?!

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Christmas Card Classes!

sues-christmas-cardThis is a card from my friend Sue – she sent it to me as part of the Guinness Record efforts by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators that I wrote about here It’s inspiring me as I’m in the midst of planning out the projects for the first of my Christmas Card Classes on September 6th. After the frenzy of the first week of school, I’ll be looking forward to relaxing and crafting – so I hope that you can join me?!!

Check out my schedule of classes here – you can register via the paypal button or by emailing me. If you register by September 4th for all four classes, you’ll get to make an extra, exclusive card at each of the classes – so it’s like getting an extra class for FREE (without attending an additional evening!).  If you can’t make it to class, the next month will feature different cards…or you can schedule a private Christmas Card Class with your friends – contact me to see about available dates. Back to classes, everyone!!! LOL.

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Don’t let this special fly away!


Stampin’ Up! has a new special that you’ll want to catch while you can!  The clear mount set of papillon Potpourri bundled with the Bitty Butterfly punch. You know I love coordinating products and this is one of them! See the details here.  You’ll save 15% from now until September 30. What are you waiting for? shop online 24/7 anywhere in Canada!


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Wedding Wednesday and a Celebrity Sighting!

invite So I thought since it’s still Wednesday here…I would share one of the projects I created for my appearance on the Morning Live TV show. This was a gatefold wedding invitation, with the invitation information printed on Whisper White cardstock and adhered inside the Marina Mist card. On air, we finished the creation of the belly band. This ensemble features the Summer Silhouettes set, one of my new favourites. It takes me back to two step stamping, where two stamps are used to create a single image. The flower stem is one stamp, and the flowers are another. This was what drew me to Stampin’ Up!’s products over 11 years ago – before Stampin’ Up! even came to Canada! (The joys of having American friends, or friends with American addresses!). When the opportunity came to Canada shortly afterwards, you can bet it was a no-brainer for me to become a demonstrator – and I was one of the first ones to do so, and still going strong!

So a couple of reminders, along that line – if you’re interested in becoming a demonstrator, the Pick a Kit promotion is on until August 31st. You only have a few days left! You can get a project kit for free along with the $155 worth of merchandise that you select.  See the details here or contact me for more information…or go here to start the online sign up process! My group of demonstrators includes people from all over Ontario and out to British Columbia and we’d love to have you join us.


So…I’ve posted about this almost everywhere else – twitter, facebook…so sharing the joy here as well…after my spot on Morning Live, I ran into Adam van Koeverden, who was on his way in! I am pretty sure I babbled, but managed to get a photo taken with him. It was such a thrill to meet him – after having watched him compete in the Olympics and win medals in kayaking…hoping some of that athletic greatness rubs off on me during my half marathon this weekend!!!


adamvank And as I said on my facebook page….kind of glad this happened AFTER my appearance, because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been all too coherent otherwise LOL!

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Latest Free Download

sept-desktop-copyrightinfoIt’s that time again! Stampin’ Up! has released the next free digital desktop calendar – this one features the Old School September Digital kit. The kit itself has 33 digital brushes, 12 Designer Series Papers and 14 embellishments in a retro styling for Back to School!

Every Tuesday is digital release day, and here are  all the releases for August 27th.   The other bonus with digital items – no shipping costs and instant gratification – download it right away and get started on projects, in MDS or in other photo editing software (like Photoshop). Don’t forget that you can do a free trial of MDS as well (though the $24.95 sticker price makes it fairly accessible!).

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