Online Extravaganza – Save For A Limited Time!

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Starting Monday – Stampin’ Up! Canada’s Online Extravaganza sale is BACK! November 20 – 26th – save 10-50% on selected Stampin’ Up! products! It starts off with a bang – selected stamp sets are on sale for 20% off on Monday ONLY, and ends with a flash – a flash sale (more info to follow) on November 27th.

Here’s the list of stamps on sale Monday – from 12AM to 1159PM Mountain Time:

Item # Description Discount Price
139891 Remarkable You Wood $47.20 CAD
139894 Remarkable You Clear $35.20 CAD
140643 Bloomin Love $16.80 CAD
141054 Éclosion d’amour $16.80 CAD
143775 Celebrate You Wood $26.40 CAD
143778 Celebrate You Clear $19.20 CAD
142982 Cool Treats $26.40 CAD
143440 Souhaits frais $26.40 CAD
138682 You’re so Sweet Wood $28.00 CAD
139440 You’re so Sweet Clear $20.00 CAD
140180 Juste comme ça $20.00 CAD
143949 Garden Girl Wood $28.00 CAD
143952 Garden Girl Clear $20.00 CAD
143740 Good Vibes Wood $28.00 CAD
145080 Good Vibes Clear $20.00 CAD
142871 Super Duper Wood $28.80 CAD
142874 Super Duper Clear $20.00 CAD
138764 Heartfelt Sympathy $16.80 CAD
140098 Des adieux du fond du cœur $16.80 CAD
144865 Every Good Wish Clear $19.20 CAD
144862 Every Good Wish $26.40 CAD
145103 Que de bons vœux $19.20 CAD
144870 Good Tidings $20.80 CAD
145124 Bouquet de houx $20.80 CAD
142954 Milestone Moments $20.80 CAD
143426 À souligner $20.80 CAD
143689 More than Chocolate $16.80 CAD
140653 Number of Years $26.40 CAD
141091 Au fil des ans $26.40 CAD
140386 Oh What Fun $20.80 CAD
140469 Hourra pour Noel $20.80 CAD
141934 Touches of Texture Wood $55.20 CAD
143251 Touches of Texture Clear $35.20 CAD

You can download the full list of sales items here. A lot of the stamp sets on sale on Monday coordinate with other items on sale the full week – for example, Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits which coordinates with the Bloomin’ Love set; plus Watercolour Pencils are on sale which are great for sets like Garden Girl.

Any Paper Pumpkin Items on the sale list are while supplies last. Your best bet to make sure you don’t miss out on anything is to place your order online at the YamStamps Online Stampin’ Up! Canada Store. If you have any questions or need assistance placing your order, please feel free to contact me. I will have an order or two going in this week, but if you’re going for a limited supply item (e.g. Paper Pumpkin kit or refill) just know that I can’t guarantee it will be available until the order is finalized.

 

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Get Your Stamparatus!

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Stampin’ Up! is introducing the Stamparatus – a new stamp positioner/tool! Demonstrators at last week’s On Stage event got their first look at this new tool in action – and there was a lot of “oohing and ahhing” happening in the crowd! See the animated gif above for a quick peek at how it works – or watch the video on the YamStamps Facebook page. You can get your Stamparatus by reserving one starting TODAY – Thursday 16 November, at 2pm Mountain Time (that’s 4 pm Eastern, 1 pm Pacific).

Stampin’ Up! is trying a reservation system for this launch. There will be a number of periods that you can reserve a Stamparatus. Each window has a set number of Stamparatii (that’s the plural, right?!), so once that number’s exhausted, you won’t be able to reserve one until the next reservation window.

Reservation Windows Available to Ship
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

How to reserve

1) Have an online account set up for the YamStamps Online Stampin’ Up! Canada Store – you can do this ahead of time so that you’ll be ready to go right off the mark! In the top left corner of the page, you’ll see a link to create your account if you don’t already have one.
2) When the time hits, visit the store, and there will be a link to the Stamparatus Reservation Page. Complete the page (you’ll need to enter your credit card payment information). Your credit card will NOT be charged until your Stamparatus is shipped, but you will need one to complete your reservation. If the supply is exhausted, you will not be able to reserve one, and will get a message indicating that there are no products available to reserve. Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen to you!!
3) When your Stamparatus is ready to ship, you will get an email, and you can go into your online store account where it will be in your shopping bag. At that time, you can add other items to your bag (you’ll qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item if you get in on the first two reservation windows). You can also update your address & credit card information before you finalize your order. Once the Stamparatus is in your shopping bag, DO NOT DELETE IT – we are being told that if that should happen, Stampin’ Up! can’t add it back to your bag and you will lose your reservation 🙁

This is going to be a HOT item, so be ready to reserve! Limited to one per customer….but if you miss out on the first reservation window, there’s 2 more chances….and this tool WILL be available in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, so don’t despair! Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Today is World Cardmaking Day! Stampin’ Up! is already celebrating by offering selected stamp sets at a discounted price until October 10th, and selected Designer Series Papers are Buy 3 Get 1 Free During the entire month! You can shop online in the YamStamps Stampin’ Up! Canada Store here – however, I have one more special offer for you – TODAY ONLY!

I’d like to jump in on the celebrations as well – so for Saturday, October 7th 2017, use this link to purchase the Clever Cards Online Class for just $10 – that’s half price!

If you’d like to hear more about the class, you can go here but if you want the special pricing, you’ll need to use the above link. The special will be in effect Saturday, October 7th ONLY.

I think that the Clever Cards Class is a great way to celebrate World Cardmaking Day. This class features a number of interesting and clever folds that you can use for your cards when you want an extra special card! It’s an online class, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home, and like all the YamStampsMore Online Classes, you’ll have lifetime access to the videos and instructions.

I hope that you are able to spend a bit of time today being creative. World Cardmaking Day is a fun way to celebrate the art and craft of a handmade card – and of course, part of the joy of making a card is sharing it with someone – so I hope that you take the time to send a handmade card as well. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

 

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Save and Celebrate!

Save and Celebrate! World Card Making Day is October 7th, and Stampin’ Up! is helping with the supplies you’ll need to make a card to send!

These items are on sale October 1 – 10, and a lot of them have coordinating Designer Series Paper. If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll already know that there’s a Buy 3 Get 1 Free Deal happening the entire month of October for Selected Designer Series Papers! All the Coordinating Papers listed are part of the sale, plus the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

In addition, during October 1-10, purchase a Fast Fuse Adhesive , get TWO Fast Fuse Refills for FREE! The Fast Fuse retails for $13.50 and the Refills are $10 each….you do the math….

Here are the sales items – REMEMBER: Sales Price is effective October 1-10 ONLY.

 

These are great deals that you can use to build up your card making supply stash! (Save money? That’s something to celebrate for sure!)  Happy Shopping! If you live in Quebec (customer online ordering unavailable) or need assistance placing your order, please contact me. I can place the order for you and have it shipped directly anywhere in Canada! As always, please contact me if you have any questions. Remember, the sales start OCTOBER 1, 2017.

 

 

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Starting Next Week!

Starting next week, it’s the Annual Twelve Weeks of Christmas! Here are the facts and answers to your burning questions….

  1. Yes, next week really is twelve weeks until Christmas
  2. Yes, this is done each year….
  3. It is a FREE, exclusive gift for YamStamps subscribers only
  4. It is in addition to the regular YamStamps emails – so lots of inspiration coming at you for the year end
  5. It features a different holiday project each week – we start with cards, move on to  gifts, and finish up with wrapping and tag ideas
  6. These projects will be exclusive to this series – they won’t be seen here on the YamStamps blog, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Any other questions? Please feel free to contact me – and be sure to be signed up!

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When Pigs Fly….

When Pigs Fly...

Stampin’ Up!’s set This Little Piggy (available in wood mount or clear mount) is such a fun set. I used it to create some fun swap cards a while back. When Pigs Fly….we should celebrate! I love this sentiment in particular. The image itself is watercoloured, using the aquapainter and refills. Marina Mist is the sky, and Blushing Bride (if I recall correctly….) was used for the pig. I watercoloured on Shimmery White cardstock, and the clouds are cut from the same cardstock. It has a beautiful, subtle shimmery sparkle to it. To boost the shimmer a bit more, I used the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the wings.

I love that watercolouring doesn’t have to be all smooth and washed out if you don’t want it to be! I filmed a tutorial on how to get the variegated wash background, and I’ll be sharing it in the Online Watercolouring Class (yes, I know, it’s still in final stages of production…life keeps getting in the way! LOL). (I know, sometimes it feels like this online class will be live when pigs fly….if you want to be notified when the class is available for registration, click here to join the list)

The clouds are die cut using the Up & Away Thinlit dies. A cheater trick of mine is to put the sentiment on a die cut or punch out, so if you mess it up, you only have to redo one portion, not the entire card….or if you happen to mess up stamping on the card itself, a die cut or punch out can cover that up! Trust me, after decades of paper crafting, I know how to cover up mistakes….LOL. What’s that sentiment? A mistake is just an opportunity for an embellishment?! When pigs fly…I will design a card without making a “forced creative detour”….hahaha!

I’ll be pulling out the Wink of Stella Brush Pens next week for the Christmas Card Class. Nothing like a little shimmer and shine to make your Christmas cards more special! You can still register to come to class and make 4 different Christmas cards. You’ll get to use the Wink of Stella Brush to try it out…and if you like it, you can always order one for yourself! Don’t forget that if you place a $60 order you’ll receive a coupon code for $6 to spend in August! Plus….if you made a purchase at my Open House / Retired Product Sale in June, you’ll have received the email with a coupon amount to use exclusively with me this summer!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need to register for an upcoming class.

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