Friday, January 11, 2019

Still Time to Register

 There are still a few days left to register to this month's Terrific Techniques Class.  We will be doing the Reverse Masking Technique and Aquapainter Watercolour with Ink.  At the class you will create the two cards shown here as well as a technique card with instructions to use for future reference.

January 15, 2019
6:30 - 8:30pm
Joan's House - 9505 - 86 Street, Fort Saskatchewan Alberta
Cost $15

Register  HERE 
Deadline for registration is January 13
Hope to see you there 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Stripe Inspiration

I have already made a couple cards using this " Incredible Like You" stamp set, but I was a bit stumped by the stripes and what to do with them.  Well, while cruising through Pinterest I came across a card by Bonnie O'Neill    Her card is shown below and I liked the way she created the little garden and used the stripe stamp along the side; so I CASED the card using different colours and changing a few other aspects.  I do however, love her grey and blue combination.

Remember, inspiration is all around you.  Don't be afraid to take someone's idea and make it your own.  Just remember to ALWAYS give credit to the original designer.  It's the courteous thing to do.

Hope you have a creative day.
Remember I have two events coming up that you can register for.....

Terrific Techniques - January 15 - details and registration HERE

Birthday Card Stack - January 18 - details and registration HERE

 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Photographic Florals

I have wanted to play with this floral paper from the Petal Promenade DSP. The photographic images are so vibrant. The question for me has been how to use it. I fall in love with paper and then get overwhelmed by it. So, for this card I decided that less was more. I used a two inch strip of the paper so there was room for an image and sentiment. I took the image from the "Artfully Aware" stamp set in the New Occasions catalogue.

Hope you're enjoying the last day before most of us get back into the swing of things. 
Happy Stamping.
Joan

When ordering remember  to use the Host Code...   3CUWT3J7

Artfully Aware 149447 - $31.00

Petal Promenade DSP - 146913 - $15.00
 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Why become an Inkspired Diva

Become a member of  Stampin'Up! and my community called the Inkspired Divas with the purchase of the Stampin'Up! starter kit.

Our group is made up of hobby stampers and more business minded stampers and we welcome everyone!.  There are many perks to being part of Stampin'Up!:
  • Ongoing 20% discount off all of your orders (and the ability to increase that to 25%)
  • Earn additional income of up to another 20% of your sales
  • VIP access to new product releases and pre-order before they hit the streets
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and more
  • Receive Stampin' Success magazine on a quarterly basis
Plus, as part of our Inkspired Divas community, you can get extra special perks.  I am passionate about this group and helping you acheive your goals from learning new stamping techniques or building  a stamping empire if that is your goal.  Here's just a few of the benefits:
  • Monthly team gatherings (in Fort Saskatchewan) with stamping and sharing PLUS
  • Upcoming Facebook live options for our long distance friends
  • Free business training as part of my Stamping Success training program
  • Upcoming access for FREE to Creating with JJ (a group site on my Facebook page which will have online classes, ideas with directions, tutorials and videos.
  • Team Facebook Group
  • Team recognition and incentives throughout the year
  • One on one training and career development for business-minded stampers.
About the Starter Kit

The kit is the sweetest deal round,  especially during Sale-a-bration Jan 3-Mar 31, 2019.  During Sale-a-bration you select $225 worth of product and pay only $135
OR
If you are interested in the exclusive Craft and Carry Tote (valued at $68) you simply select $225 worth of product and pay $175 to include the cost of the tote.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Catalogues Begin Today - WooHoo!

 WooHoo!  It's Sale-a-bration time.  The best part of the stamping year!  If you don't know what it's all about, here are some of the top facts to know about Sale-a-bration...

  • It runs from Jan 3-March 31st only
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  • When you shop Stampin' Up! product, every $60 you spend (before tax/shipping) will get you an exclusive, level 1 Sale-a-bration item valued at around $15-20 absolutely FREE! 
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  • When you spend $120, you can access a level 2 Sale-a-bration item valued at around $35-$40 absolutely FREE. (or you can choose two level 1 items)
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  • Most Sale-a-bration items are exclusive and are only available while supplies last or until March 31st, whichever comes first. 
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  • When you host a Stampin' Class, and orders are $300 or more, you earn $30 more free product on top of the already generous host rewards. (Of course you can be a party of 1 and access these extra rewards by placing your own order of $300 or more. while also getting exclusive Sale-a-bration freebies!)
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  • When you purchase the starter kit, you get $225 worth of product but only pay $135 no shipping! (also no tax in most Canadian provinces). Or pay $175 and get a gorgeous craft & carry tote in addition to the $225 worth of product!  And,  you become a member of my Inkspired Divas.  Contact me for more information.
AND 
the new Occasions catalogue is now live.  You can contact me to receive your own copy, and/or shop at my on-line store  HERE.

 I have a number of events scheduled for January.  Dates are on my Calendar which can be reached along the sidebar, or register for events below.

January 15 - Terrific Techniques - Register HERE 
January 18 - Birthday Card Stack - Register HERE 
January 25 - Flip Book Album - Register HERE 

To view a copy of my January Newsletter, click HERE 

Monday, December 31, 2018

Birthday Balloons

 Balloons can be so much fun.  Especially when they're so easy to make with the Balloon Bouquet Punch - you get two sizes too.

I had a bit of a hard time deciding how to arrange this card.  I punched out some cardstock balloons and inked up the stamp using the markers for the above card.  I thought that it needed a DSP background to ground it a bit.
However, I like these polka dotted balloons - they're quite fun, and they do okay flying through the middle of the card.  Both cards are super easy to make so let me know which one you would prefer to do at the January Birthday Stack.  Details about the stack will be coming up soon.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Be safe tonight if you are celebrating the coming in of the New Year.

Best wishes to you for 2019.
Joan

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Masculine Birthday Options

 It can be difficult to make more masculine type cards sometimes, but the new Classic Garage Suite in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue helps take care of that with the Geared up Garage stamp set, the coordinating thinlits, DSP and ribbon.
Now, which one would you prefer to create at the January Birthday Stack?  Let me know.

Thanks for dropping by today,
Joan