Sunday, April 29, 2018

Partying with Pandas

I'm holding a Panda Party this coming Friday. 
 I have 10 Party Panda sets that will be included in this class....

May 4, 2018
Cost $25 - includes stamp set and 4 cards
$15 if you are a guest of a purchaser, or you own the set already
There are ONLY 10 stamp sets available.

These are the other cards included in this class.

Here are some Future Dates to Save for.....
May 8 - Cards and Coffee
May 8 - Inkspired Divas
May 15 - Stamp Club
May 17 - Product On Parade Class - Vellum
May 22 - Open House & Catalogue Launch
May 23 - Stamp Camp
May 24-30 - I'm out of town - PEI
Stay tuned.  Hope to stamp with you in May.
Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, April 26, 2018


I know you've heard about the Stamparatus here on my blog, but do you know all the different ways you can utilize it?  Stampin'Up! has a Stamparatus Blog Hop going on today featuring 20 talented Stampin'Up! demonstrators from Around the World!
So Much Fun!  I am giving you the whole Blog Hop list, but start at the very beginning, with Allison Okamitsu, so you don't miss out on anyone's awesome creativity with this new product.....that will be available when the new catalogue arrives in June!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Pumpkin Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung, and Paper Pumpkin has decided to do a little spring cleaning as we blow out select items in the refill and past kit inventory, beginning tomorrow, April 25.

Anyone may purchase the kits listed below (not just Paper Pumpkin subscribers) until May 9 or while supplies last. We will then permanently discontinue these items.

Tomorrow, Paper Pumpkin subscribers will get an announcement from Stampin'Up! in the Paper Pumpkin Monthly Newsletter.....but I can let everyone know about it today so you're prepared and don't miss out.
I'm hoping that tomorrow, when the promotion is announced, they will have some images included so you can know what the Kits look like.

You can order them on-line at my store
Please remember to use the Host Code
until April 29!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Clearance Rack Restocked

The Clearance Rack was been restocked on the 17th.  

Get Products up to 60% off - but only while supplies last.

Please use Host Code  2NHGSMPU
                                                                    as you check out.
Once you get into  the store, click on the "Clearance Rack" on the sidebar.

Happy Shopping

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Retiring List is Here!!!

WooHoo! It's that time of year again, when we say goodbye to the discontinuing products from the Catalogue.  This year we're starting the goodbye party a little early to give you time to get all your discontinuing favorites before they retire.

I can not determine how to attach a PDF file to my blog post.  So

1) you can contact me and ask me to forward you a copy of my newsletter or I can e-mail the PDF file to you.

2) You can go to  my website to see the items that are on the retired list.  There you will see all the items as opposed to a listing of the items.

You can get to the product section of my website HERE .

Sorry for any inconvenience this causes you.
Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.


Exciting Colour Revamp

One of the exciting bits of news we got this weekend at OnStage was that we're having a Colour ReVamp!  We know this is going to happen every 5 years or so!  I'm super excited about this and agree with most of the colors they decided to pull. They are colours I hadn't pulled out to use in quite a while!  I know they will never be able to please every single crafter out there, but I love what Stampin' Up has pulled together.

First I'm going to give you a list of the colours which are leaving......Retirement starts today - April 9 -  and so you'll need to order your ink refills and stock up on cardstock colours that you know you will be wanting to use after they are discontinued.

Here is the list in a grouping of the colours retiring.
  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Outgoing In Colors: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.
 Please use the Hostess Code  2NHGSMPU when you are placing your orders on-line

Now - Here are the  new Color Families!
Be in the know!
  • Basic Black, Whisper White and Very Vanilla will be their own category, so that freed up space in the Neutrals to pull in some fun base colors that really breathe life into that selection: Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy.
  • You'll notice there's some returning In Colors! Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo are joining our regular color line. Fun to have some old favorites back!
  • Subtles has the most new colors in it, with Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam and Petal Pink.
  • Regals has the most familiar colors, with only one new face (Shaded Spruce) but did you notice some of those shades used to be in the Brights section? We've really switched things up!
  • The Brights are my total favorites now. I could look at that rainbow all day long. Check out the new Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. Aren't they scrumptious?
Stampin' Up also took advantage of the color shakeup to update our ink pad cases. They're now even easier to open, made to be stackable, and have stickers for the inside so you can be sure you've got the right ink color when you stamp. (WooHoo!) The print is bigger, the color label is larger, and the new lids fit even more snugly, for less ink evaporation over time.
Best part? My favorite feature, the ink pad in the lid so the pad is always upside down to let gravity bring the ink to the surface, is still a fixture on our new pads! Oh and they also still work in the Color Caddy, so no worries there.

Here are the In-Colours for the next year.......
I love, love, love these new In-Colours! They just hit you - Ka-Pow! - like a fruit salad!
And finally - a look at the new colours added in the families above....
I will keep you up to date on what's going on -
Remember the New Catalogue will go live on June 1, 2018

An Amazing Weekend...

I had a fantastic time, this past Friday night and Saturday, spending time with Stampers from across western Canada.
Centre Stage was a new event for me, having promoted to Silver Elite, and it was an 80's theme this year.  The meal was great and I had fun with my table mates - Lyndsay Mahon and some of her Cloud Nine stampers.
We learned some of the new and EXCITING things that are coming around the corner real soon with the new catalogue - but I can't let the cat out of the bag yet.
During On Stage, on Saturday, the day was spent with 350 stampers with Make and Takes, recognition and demonstrations by fellow stampers.  I got to cross the stage in recognition of my promotion.  WooHoo! Too bad I didn't actually stand still so Tracey could take the picture. LOL

The lunches were wonderful - you never starve when you are at a Corporate Stampin'Up! event! A celebratory cupcake was given to all at our afternoon break.  Yummy.
 And of course, it wouldn't have been a Stampin'Up! event if we hadn't heard from both Sara and Shelli!  Sara gave us several messages, but it was fun to see mother and daughter working together to share their creations using new products.
NEW PRODUCTS - that's the best part of May and June.  Stay tuned as I share swaps that I got and samples using some of the new products I received.  Oh, the perks of being a demonstrator!

I love what I do!
Have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Celebrate and Dance

Here is the second card we will be doing at the Coffee and Cards.
I couldn't decide how I wanted to colour her dress.  I tried using the "negative" stamp that is included for it, but it just didn't work for me.  So I stamped the image in Night of Navy, and used a blender pen to draw the colour into the dress.  I then went over the shadow lines with the fine tip of the Night of Navy Marker and included a hat band on her hat.
Easy peasy, clean and neat!

Coffee and Cards
April 10, 2018
Joan's House - 9505 - 86 Street, Fort Saskatchewan

Register HERE 

Thanks for dropping by. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Woo Hoo - Happy Mail for Me!

I was so excited yesterday when my Planning Packet arrived from Stampin'Up! Canada.  It's full of suggestions, encouragement and Goal planning to reach a fantastic trip to Orlando, Florida to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Stampin'Up! with thousands of demonstrators from around the world.  How Absolutely cool is that!

I don't HAVE to work towards going on the trip - but it's one of the perks of being a demonstrator!  It will be fun to see how many Canadian demonstrators head south for the celebration!

I hope you get some happy mail this week.  It sure does make a difference to the day!
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Back from Down Under

 I thought it was high time I got my blog posts going again......I haven't been home a week yet, but I have been stamping and feeling more myself after the jet-lag.
Our trip to Australia was fantastic.  We were on 8 planes in 16 days, but everything was wonderful.  Our first stay in Brisbane, we "lived" across the street from the Botanical Garden which was lovely, full of birds and lizards.  I loved it.  We also went to the Koala Sanctuary where we saw all the Australian animals; held a koala, fed two kangaroos, and saw emu, wallabies, platypus and lots of little lizards.

 Our second destination was Sydney and we stayed on Bondi Beach.  This was the view from the lobby of the hotel.  So many different places to eat - outside.  Oh, and gelato every evening!
 I'm not a sun bather (except on my deck), but I did venture down to the shore and stood with the waves lapping against my shins - lots of sand left behind!
 There was lots of artwork on the cement wall surrounding the beach, but one section was completely done in mosaic.  It was absolutely fascinating - all the different things that  were incorporated into it.  One small section even had pieces from a computer.
The third leg of the trip was to Melbourne.  We had a very entertaining evening sitting with two young lads talking about this that and the other thing! The second day in Melbourne we headed downtown to some alleys that were full of street art.  Some was just messy stuff, but a lot of it was pure art!
When we were back in Sydney, I was able to get downtown with my husband and we did a ferry tour, as well as a tour of their Botanical Garden.
The next day we headed back to Brisbane for one night (taking a ride on the river) and then we headed home.
We will definitely go back.

And now, it's time to get to work before the next little adventure.
I was up early this morning creating cards for this month's 

Cards and Coffee.
Date - April 10, 2018
Time - 9:00-11:00am
Where - Joan's House

Please Register HERE to attend

Looking forward to stamping with you again.
Thanks for stopping by,