Are You Ready to Take A Leap?!

celebrate rabbitHappy Leap Day! I’m actually amazed at how many Leap Day Birthday People I know….or maybe that it’s a big deal when they actually get their actual day on which to celebrate?! I chose a rabbit image, because they kind of leap…and I didn’t have any frog samples right now. Sorry. Sample uses the Friends & Flowers Stamp set which is available in clear or wood mount. I love the bow paper clip used as an accent, too!

So on this bonus day this year, what are you planning on doing? Perhaps you’d like to “leap” into a new venture? The Stampin’ Up! starter kit is a great deal, made even greater during the Sale-a-Bration season! You can select $195 product for just $125, plus you receive ALL business supplies you need to get started! If you need ideas on what to get for your $195 in product choices – here’s a flyer showing some options.

I’d love for you to join the “Eh” Team (my group of demonstrators). Buying the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is a fantastic way to turn something you love into something that can be self supporting (and then some!).  More information is here, or at my Information Evening Wednesday, March 9th at 730. Please RSVP for the Information Evening. There’s no cost to this event, and it’s no commitment (other than your RSVP), but it’s a great way to get your questions answered. If you can’t make it that evening, please contact me and we can set up another time to chat.  Take the Leap! We’ll be there to catch you!

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Forty Cards….Forty Days

Birthday Card - Paper Pumpkin

So I have committed myself to sending forty cards over forty days….because I realize that I have limitations! LOL. Some in the Stampin’ Up! world are mailing out birthday cards to any and all takers…and I know that’s just beyond me. So forty cards and forty days….ish….it is! Thankfully, I have a Paper Pumpkin subscription to help me out!  Each month, I get a fun kit full items to help me create a project quickly and easily (and who doesn’t want that?!). Even better – it’s ON SALE right now! You can get a three month subscription for $69, plus you’ll qualify for one free Sale-a-Bration item! This month’s kit includes a birthday stamp (among others), so I decided to use it to help me get a few bithday cards out and in the mail. I did choose to modify this design slightly – by adding some of the glitter tape that you can select as your free Sale-a-Bration item! This is one of the new limited time offerings for the last part of Sale-a-Bration – there’s gold, white and silver. LOVE the bling without the mess or fuss. On the card above, I snipped the ends of the gold washi tape to match the banner that is pre-cut in the kit. I stamped “happy birthday” with the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Spot (mini travel ink pad), added the adhesive die cuts and now it’s ready to send! It _may_ even get to the recipient on the intended day!! (This is shocking, in my world….sad but true).

Speaking of washi tape, did you see the photo I shared on Instagram and Facebook? This idea was shared by one of the artists at Stampin’ Up! and I LOVED it – so had to copy it.

I think I like this even better than my previous washi tape storage (which was to tie them on a ribbon).

If you would like to join the handmade card revolution, come to March’s Monthly Card Making Class! It’s a great way to get some new ideas and have some creative time. See the YamStamps Events page for other classes and events, or contact me if you have any questions!

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Starry-Eyed Over These Deals!

weekly deals 23 feb

The latest group of Stampin’ Up! Canada Weekly Deals is here! These specially priced items are available for a limited time in limited amounts, so don’t miss out! My favourite this week, which you may have guessed based on the title for the post, is the Stars Framelits Dies. I think this is mostly because I can’t freehand cut a star to save my life! In general, I love framelits sets like this because it’s so easy to cut out a main shape and a background layer, or to save paper by cutting out the centre of a layer that would be hidden anyway. (I love this technique!). To grab your weekly deal, click on the image or on this link to start shopping in the YamStamps Online Stampin’ Up! Canada Store, and have your items delivered to you! If you need assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

March is coming soon, and with that, another Monthly Card Class. It’s a great way to get creative! Registration closes February 29 for the March 2nd class. At every monthly class, we create 4 different cards for a variety of occasions using a variety of stamps, tools and techniques. Projects are suitable for all levels of crafters, from novice to expert, and your class fee of $20 includes all supplies required, including adhesive and envelopes. See the YamStamps Events page or contact me to register. Classes are held in north Burlington, but if you can’t attend at this time, consider holding your own card class with friends!

In the meantime, Happy Shopping! Go get your Weekly Deal before it’s gone!

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Punch Up a Great Deal and Get Some Freebies!


weekly deals 16 feb

The latest edition of Stampin’ Up! Canada’s Weekly Deals is here, with some great tools at sale prices! I think my favourite this week is the Envelope Punch Board – I love how easy it is to make custom sized envelopes that coordinate with my cards! I’m planning on stocking up on some Fast Fuse Refills as well. I’ve started using Fast Fuse more as my personal choice of adhesive. I admit, it took a bit of getting used to, since it’s so much more sticky than SNAIL, but once I adjusted, I quite like it.

There are some NEW items available for Sale-a-Bration! Click here to download the flyer. A cute bicycle built for two, a birthday set and some glitter tape. These are available to choose for free with each $60 in product that you order.

Click on the image or here to shop all the weekly deals while supplies last. Please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance placing your order.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!


What I Love Box

I hope you’re able to spend some time with people you love and/or doing something you love! Here in Burlington, we’re focusing on staying warm….because it’s COLD outside this weekend! So cold that my running friends and I deferred our usual early Saturday AM run (ummmm -23C not counting windchill? no thank you!) and are planning on running tomorrow, when temperatures are due to be a balmy -8C.

This is a fun box created using the Baker’s Box Thinlits Dies (one of the Weekly Deals), Rose Garden Thinlits, Love Blossom Designer Series Paper and What I Love Stamp Set – which is a Sale-a-Bration item that can be selected for FREE with each $60 merchandise order.

Tomorrow is the last day for guaranteed supply of the limited time Sale-a-Bration items featured on the last few pages of the Sale-a-Bration catalogue – so if you really wanted some of that fantastic Perfectly Artistic Watercolour/Marble Designer Series Paper, the Hello stamp set, or the Sky is the Limit biplane stamp set, get your order in now! If supply allows, there MAY be the opportunity to pick up these items after today, but no guarantee. Place your order online in the YamStamps Online Stampin’ Up! Canada store, or contact me if you need assistance placing your order. Happy Shopping!

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