Video – Valentine’s Day Decorations

Happy Valentine’s Day! I get to spend the day doing things I love to do! We are having a make-up date today for the February Card Class that was supposed to happen last Wednesday, but was weather delayed. I thought I’d share this video from last year when I was on Halton Insider, showing some quick and easy Valentine’s Day decorations. If you want to see more videos, please be sure to subscribe to the YamStamps YouTube channel. I do still post videos….in fact, I should be due to upload something in the near future. (that’s not really a teaser, that’s more of a “make sure this is on my to do list” thing LOL).

In the meantime, for your viewing pleasure…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Quick Set Up Video – Love Today Planner Kit

A quick video on setting up the Love Today Planner Kit (with an actual appearance from me….at a funny angle….because I couldn’t be bothered to change the location of my tripod so I just kind of turned the camera and leaned into the frame…and because it’s a holiday Monday and that’s about the most effort I could make today….hahaha!)

The video shows you the completed set up for a month – I suggest you 1) Unpackage your pages 2) Sort like with like pages: Labeled Month pages, blank Month pages, Weekly Sheets, Weekly Sheets with Lined Backing 3) Assemble like in the video!

EDITED TO ADD – sorry, I know when I said quick, I didn’t mention that I was speaking quickly as well!! If you like, you can visit the video on the YamStamps YouTube Channel  and turn on the captions….

Hope that helps, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

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WOW, MOM!


Ha! I love it when I figure out something clever! Somehow, though, I’m sure someone else figured this out before me, and didn’t tell me about it….

More bang for your buck with the retiring Everyday Hero stamp set.

If you can’t see the embedded video above, go the the YamStamps YouTube channel to check it out!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope that you are able to spend time with those you love, and/or spend time doing something you love! My gift to you is a video of Valentine’s Day crafts! I thought I’d share one of the videos from my appearance on Halton Insider last week. I was fortunate to be invited to TV Cogeco to film some segments to air! I managed to load a few of the appearances on the YamStamps YouTube channel, so you can catch them there, but I thought I’d share one here on the YamStamps blog as well. (If you can’t see the video below, click on the link to go to YouTube to see them).

In this segment, I show a couple of really quick and easy paper crafting decorations you can make – fun for adults or children! You don’t need fancy equipment to make these decorations (though it does make it more fun…haha). You could whip up a few of these right now and still have lots of time to enjoy them!

So you’ll need something to cut the paper with, something to attach the paper with (tape, stapler) and something to hang the decoration – ribbon, string, twine….. You could make them fancier by using different papers, by decorating the papers – stamp on them, colour them, draw on them, emboss them…. I love that you can totally customise these Valentine’s Day crafts to your taste!

(Warning, shameless plug coming up) The same concept goes for the projects in the Clever Cards Online Class! You will learn the concepts of how to make some tricky looking cards (which actually aren’t all that tricky to make once you know how!) and then you can decorate them to your personal taste (or the taste of the recipient) once you have the basics. You may be able to pick up that I tend to go for the more clean and simple look, but you can definitely make more complex and complicated looks if that’s what you’re going for!

Thanks again for reading the YamStamps blog. I feel quite lucky that I am able to spend time doing something I love, and being able to share it with others! Happy Valentine’s Day! Now go make some “love”ly cards and decorations!

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Throwback Thursday Video

I’m getting set to attend the Canadian Business Conference for Stampin’ Up! Canadian Demonstrators over the next few days – I’m really excited to see friends and get inspired – both business-wise and creatively. I’ll share my swap cards over the next few posts – I’m participating in an organized swap – so there’s a set number of cards with guidelines and we each create one design – then we share them and end up with a whole bunch of different ideas with the same stamp set!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had a number of new demonstrators join Stampin’ Up! (because it’s such a great deal during Sale-a-Bration!) and in our “Eh” Team (my group of demonstrators) one of the questions that went through our group meeting at one point was about card cutting and matting. I thought I’d share this video from a number of years ago (hard to believe) that is still relevant today – because it might have been “buried” on the YamStamps YouTube channel or here on the blog. It’s a video covering the basics of the “typical” A4 sized card, from an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock. Perfect to share on a Throwback Thursday?!

If you can’t see the video embedded in the post, here’s a direct link to it on the YamStamps YouTube channel. I’m still working on the Clever Cards Online Class, which will be “not your basic” cards – so stay tuned for the launch!

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Washi Projects

washi tape projects collage

Thank you for your messages of support for my appearance yesterday on Morning Live! As always, it was a lot of fun. If you weren’t able to catch it, I’ve included the video below, or you could catch it at the YamStamps YouTube Channel or on the CHCH site. I made a collage of the projects I had on air (sometimes you can’t always see them in the shots. Most of them survived fairly unscathed, and I did leave Annette’s “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree as is.

I’m looking forward to the washi tape Christmas Card Classes this week. Don’t forget that there’s still a chance to get in on classes – the December Monthly Card Class is Wednesday, December 7th at 1pm or 7pm. It will feature a variety of cards, including one holiday specific card. On December 14th, it’s the Tin of Tags class – you’ll receive a full Tin of Tags kit, and I will supply the inks and stamps necessary to complete all the tags. You’ll end up with a cute tin with beautiful gift tags – a great hostess gift, or a great way to decorate the gifts you’ll be giving. See the YamStamps Events page for more information and registration links. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
In the meantime….for your viewing pleasure, here’s the video! Thanks as always to everyone at Morning Live. They are so professional and welcoming, and the makeup artist made me glam!

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