Sneak Peak: Playful Palette

Happy Friday!!

It's sneak peak time!! We are days away from the release of the new Catalogue and I can't wait to share this fabulous catalogue with you as there are so many amazing new products. Each time I look thru the book or see samples online, my wishlist just keeps getting longer. Good thing I'm a demonstrator, so I can get a discount on all my orders!!

For today's project, I'm showing the new Playful Palette Suite. This new suite is modern and very colourful. The suite has the gorgeous colours of Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Very Vanilla. These colours are a lot of fun together!!

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Another neat thing about this suite is that it has lots of coordinating products to go with it! In this suite, you have the Painter's Palette stamp set, the Playful Palette Washi Tape, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, Playful Palette Card stock pack, Metallic Thread Black and the Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine.

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Thank you to Heather for showing us this beautiful card last week at our downline meeting! Once again she mixed a little old with some new products! I love how she used the Playful Palette Washi tape to create the background paper!! Washi tape is a must in your collection, there is so much you can do with it!!

Just a reminder that you only have 5 days left to get your favourites off the Farewell List before they are gone for good!! There are still lots of great product available on the Farewell List and you have till May 31 to order your favourites before they are gone for good!! You can view the Farewell List here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Stampin' Up Cruise Swap

Hello,

One of the things that I'm so excited about is swapping with other demonstrators on the cruise. Stampin' Up! organized a swap for us and I can't not turn down the opportunity to swap with fellow demonstrators from around the world!!

The only rules we had to follow for the swap was that it had to be current product and we had to make 26 swaps and in return we would get 25 as Stampin' Up! keeps one for their display boards that they do up while we are on the ship. They have a hospitality room that we can visit each day to check out new product displays, chance to network with other demonstrators, coporate team members and we even have the chance to win prizes!!

My swap was designed using the new Pop of Paradise stamp set. I have to admit when I first saw this set on preorder, I was like really pineapples and flamingo's?? But OMG...they are so hot and trendy right now. I was out shopping for a few things before we left for the cruise and I couldn't believe the number of tropical pictures I saw on the clothing in stores! All I can say is that Pineapples are hot right now in the clothing world!!

 

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Omg, can I tell you how much I love this new Incolour called Flirty Flamingo!! I think it's my favourite out of all the new Incolours right now!! I love it paired with black and pear pizzaz!!

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Wondering how I made the scallop board down the side of my card? I use the scallop framelit from the Cutie Pie Thinlits die. I love when you find other used for your framelits then what they are designed for!! My squares were easy to create with the Layering Squares Framelits! You are going to want to add these to your wishlist...they rock!!

 

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Wondering where my greeting came from? It's a new bundle in the new catalogue called Thoughtful banners. The neat thing about this stamp set is that is has tons of greetings, and banner images. And the best part...is has a matching banner punch!!

There are still lots of great product available on the Farewell List and you have till May 31 to order your favourites before they are gone for good!! You can view the Farewell List here.

Curious to know what products on used on this project, you can view them all on the supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 

Just a note that the Flirty Flamingo card stock, Thoughtful Banners Bundle, Layering Squares Framelits and the Pop of Paradise stamp set are not available till June 1st.

 


Mix of Old and New Card

Hello,

One of the things that I love is learning new tips and tricks from my Downline when they present at our monthly downline meeting. This month for our demonstrations, we had the chance to learn new tips and tricks using some of the new product from the New Catalogue. As a demonstrator, we are able to order a selection of new product that we can showcase in our business before the new catalogue goes live on June 1st. If you love to browse blogs, I'm sure you have seen tons of new product samples out there.

One of my good friends Heather showed case some of the new products from the Affectionately Yours Suite. This new suite is about Florals and Copper!! Yes..copper..you are going to LOVE the new Copper Embossing powder!!

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The cool thing about this card is the Heather mixed a little bit of old with a little bit of new. The old product leaving us on May 31th is the Cucumber Crush Laced Ribbon. I'm going to miss this ribbon as it was so easy to work with, meaning it was perfect for making bows with!!

The new product highlight on this card is the following: Love and Affection Stamp set, the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

The colour combination that Heather used was:

 

I don't know about you but I love this colour combination and can't wait to give it a try on project in the future!! Thanks Heather for sharing this beautiful card with us!!

There are still lots of great product available on the Farewell List and you have till May 31 to order your favourites before they are gone for good!! You can view the Farewell List here.

Curious to know what products on used on this project, you can view them all on the supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 

Just a reminder that the Love and Affection Stamp set, the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder are not available till June 1st.

 


Apple of my Eye

Hello,

The other day while blog hopping, I saw a really cool idea on my friend Erica's blog and knew that I had to give it a try!! Erica showed us how to use the pear from the Apple of the Eye stamp set to create a strawberry. What?? OMG...I love when you can show your customers a cool trick and another way to use the stamp instead of what it was designed for!!

I don't know about you but we LOVE strawberries. We are very luck to have a local greenhouse near us that grows there own strawberries and nothing beats that taste of fresh local strawberries. I'm excited as I know that the strawberry season at Heeman's is just around the corner and we can't wait!

My project today was inspired by the cute strawberry paper that is in the Sweet LiL' Designer Series paper.

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So did you see how I made the strawberries? I used the pear stamp from the Apple of my Eye stamp set, stamped them upside down, and add white seeds using my white gel pen. My strawberries were stamped in Watermelon Wonder and the leaves in Cucumber Crushed.

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My greeting was from the Apple of the Eye stamp set which was stamped in Watermelon Wonder.

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I have to say that I love this colour combination and will be using it again in the future.

 

Wanted to know what products I used on my project today. You can click the link below to see them. I'm sad to say that the Apple of my Eye and Sweet Lil' Designer Series Paper our on the retiring list! You still have time to get them before they are gone for good. You can view all the products that are leaving us on May 31 here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Drapery Fold

Happy Monday!!

If you are a follower on Pinterest and love to search Stampin' Up! idea's then you might have seen this cool technique in your feed. I'm talking about the Drapery Technique. This cool technique is so easy and fun to do and the best part is there are many different variations out there!!

At our last technique class, I showed the ladies how to do this technique using the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. The really neat thing about this technique is that it's designed to show off designer series paper!!

 

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When I was designing this class, I decided that I wanted to showcase the Retiring Incolours and the retiring Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.

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Did you know that Stampin' Up! listed the coordinating colours on the back of the cardboard that comes with the designer series paper packs? I first picked my pattern paper and then pulled the colours from there. I used the following colour combination on my project today!!

 

Come create with me and give the Drapery Technique a try!

Horizontal Drapery – cut paper at 3 by 7 ¾, using a Simply Score tool, score at 3, 3 ½, 5, 6. Turn a put a small pencil mark at 1 ½ (across the 3” side). Use Stampin' Trimmer to diagonal Cut from the 1 1/2" mark to the 3" score line.  Fold back and forth at each score line - like a fan fold.  Adhere to card front and trim off excess paper.

Vertical Drapery – cut paper at 3 by 6, using a Simply score  Tool, score at ¾, 1, 1 ¾. 2, 2 ¾, 3, 3 ¾, 4, and follow the same directions as above.

At each of my technique classes, we always make 2 cards using the same technique and we go home with a references card. This way you always have the direction to make the technique again along with a sample to refresh your memory on what it looked liked.

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Interesting in taking a class? You can check out all my classes here. I will be updating and adding more classes when I get back from the Cruise.

Curious to know what products on used on this project, you can view them all on the supply list below. The good news is the that Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder framelits are carrying over into the new book!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


A Special Crusing Thank You Special for you!!!

Hello,

 

We are so excited!! Emily and I left yesterday for the Stampin' Up Mediterranean cruise!! I know that this would not be possible without all the amazing support from all my customers, downline and family!! Because of your support we will be cruising again with Stampin' Up!  This year we are going to the Mediterranean and visiting
Spain, France and Italy. A trip of a lifetime!!

While I'm UNPLUGGING for the trip so I can truly enjoy it with Emily, I've got lots of fun posts scheduled for you for while I'm gone on my blog and business Facebook page--quick and practical ideas I think you'll really enjoy, and some sneak peeks of new product from the catalog that begins June 1st. I will be sure to post lots of picture when we get back. And who knows if we can find some "WiFi" while in port, you might just see a few post from us on Facebook!!

Cruising with Stampin' Up! Special!

I want to say a big "Thank you!" for all your support!! So from
from May 21 to May 31, while I'm away ALL orders ( either ONLINE or email to me) will get free gifts!!

For a $25 order (before shipping and taxes) you spend,
I will send you 5 cards from my stash!
 I have hundreds of beautiful cards waiting to be sent!
AND
Also, I will send you a free gift from the new catalogue
 (value at $10 or less) as well when you hit a $50 order ( before shipping and taxes)

There is so much left on the Retired List  that you don't want to let pass you by. Remember, Retiring Stamp Sets are only guaranteed through May 22!
 After this it will be while supplies last!!

Please use Hostess Code
WDBGW9GF
when you order for this special

And...use this link to order  so I know it's YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won't know who to send all these goodies to!
 
If you prefer not to place an order online using the Hostess Code, you can email
me your order and I will place the order for you when I get back. Please still reference
the Hostess Code so that I can include you in the special gifts that I offering as
my way of saying "Thank you"

If you place an order using this Code while I'm away, I will contact you in
the beginning of June, to get your FREE New Catalogue gift value at $10 or less if you place an order over $50!!

I will be sending out my next newsletter the first week of June. I will be adding more
classes to the schedule when I get back and some of those events will be
New Catalogue Bingo, my annual BOGO event and lot's of fun classes
showing casing the new product!

There are lots of spaces still available in upcoming classes. I have included them for you to see again.

Technique Class: Thursday June 2 - 7 pm to 9 pm
Join me for a fun night of learning a new technique where you will
create 2 cards and a reference sheet. Each month you will learn
new techniques that you can add to your library.
Event Fee: $15 or free with a minimum order placed that night
Deadline to register: May 31 (or when event is full)
 
Catalogue Premier Night! - Friday June 10 - 7 pm to 9pm
It's time for another Catalogue Premier Night! You don't want to miss this special night where I will walk you through the new catalogue highlighting various products. There will be make and takes, snacks, prizes and so much more!!
Event Fee: $25 or FREE with an minimum order places that night
Deadline to Register: Sunday June 5 (or when the event is full)
 
Simply Occasions Card Class: Tuesday June 14 - 7 pm to 9 pm
Create 8 beautiful cards using all new products.
Event Fee: $20 or free with a minimum order placed that night
Can't attend in person? Get the supplies for all 8 cards when you place a qualifying order. Deadline for class registration and orders for the To Go version is June 12

 
Did you know that crafting with your friends is very beneficial to your health, why not call your friends today and reserve your spots at one of these classes!! Bring a new friend to join in the fun with you, and you both get to pick 5 free cards from my card rack! 

 
Hope to see you soon in the studio and have a great week!!!!
Anne   

 


Graduation Card

Hello,

OMG...we can't contain our excitement as we leave today for our Mediterranean Cruise with Stampin' Up! We are flying out of London and we will be heading to the airport mid afternoon. I'm really sad to be leaving Corrie and Alison at home as I really wish they could have come with us but I'm looking forward to this time with Emily before she heads off to University of Waterloo in the fall!! I will try to post some pictures on my facebook page if I can get some WIFI connection while we are in ports but if we can't, I will be sharing our trip with you when we get back. I have tons of blog post for you next week to keep you inspired while I'm gone!!

My project is a card that I made for a friend. Her daughter is graduating from college this weekend and she asked if I could make her a card in her school colours of red, black and white!!

 

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I love that you can use the It's My Party Designer Series Paper pack for more then just birthday projects. The black pattern paper was perfect for my focal point for my card. I used the 1" square punch to make my graduation hat and the red tassel is from the Balloon Framelits.

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My greeting is from the  BYOP stamp set. I have looked at this stamp set so many times in the catalogue. It has been on my wishlist for along time and I'm excited to say that it's carrying over into the new book. Yahoo!! Of course, I had to make a matching envelope using my Envelope Punch Board. The numbers were cut out using the Large Number Framelits and the Big Shot machine.

My colour inspiration that I used on this project was.

 

There are still lots of great product available on the Farewell List and you have till May 31 to order your favourites before they are gone for good!! You can view the Farewell List here.

Curious to know what products on used on this project, you can view them all on the supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 


Thinking of You Card

Happy Friday!!

Only more sleep and we are off cruising the Mediterranean. We are so excited that we can't contain ourselves. I'm so looking forward to spending this time with Emily, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones on this trip. The neat thing about this trip is that it's a Global trip meaning there will be demonstrator's from all over the world and I'm looking forward to meeting them!!

My project today is one that we made last month in our Framelit Frenzy class. Each month we get together to create 2 cards using Framelits as stencils. Yes, did you know that you can create Stencil's with your framelits? This opens up so many possibilities and I love showing my ladies other ways to use products that they already have in their studio!!

 

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On this project, we used the Bold Butterfly framelits to create our template for the stencils and to create our card with.

To create your stencil...

1) cut a piece of cardboard to 4 by 4 with a paper trimmer

2) Using the Big Shot Machine and the Bold Butterfly framelit, put your small butterfly framelit onto your piece of cardboard and run it thru the Big Shot machine, now you have a butterfly stencil that you can use.  I put mine onto a O'ring so that I can use it over and over.

3) On a piece of Whisper White paper, lay your butterfly stencil down, where you would like your butterflies to go.

4) Using sponges and ink, rub the sponges around in the stencil to create your butterfly. I always start light and work my way to a darker colour. For my blue butterfly I used Pool Party and then Bermuda Bay.

5) Experiment with a variety of colours for some colourful butterflies!!

There are so much that you can do with your framelits, and I'm sure that I have the idea's just spinning in your head! Give it a try, I would love to see what you come up with!! Leave me a comment as I would love to check them out!!

What to know what products I used on my project today, check out the supply list below!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 

 


Sunburst Sayings CASE

Hello,

It's been a busy few days as we put the final touches on getting ready for the Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Cruise Incentive Trip. Emily and I leave on Saturday afternoon, and we are so excited. I have been busy prepping for 2 different set of swaps, packing and just making sure we have everything we need. I will do a finally once over on Saturday morning and then we are off!! I have also been playing with new goodies, so that I have blog post to show you next week while I'm gone!!

My project today is one that I CASE from Cindy. It's one of the projects that she created for the Stampin' Up! Inspiration Saturday over at Scrapbook and Cards Today! When I saw this bright and colourful card, I just knew that I had to CASE it!! Thanks Cindy for the inspiration!!

 

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I'm so excited that this bundle is carrying over into the new catalogue. Now in the new catalogue, you will have to purchase these items separate, so if this bundle is on your wishlist you might want to order it before May 31 as you will save 15% off.

Sunburst Sayings Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!

 

I played with one of my favourite colour combo, what do you think of this colour combination?

 

There are still lots of great product available on the Farewell List and you have till May 31 to order your favourites before they are gone for good!! You can view the Farewell List here.

Curious to know what products on used on this project, you can view them all on the supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


May Paper Pumpkin Spoiler Video

Hello,

The other night, my May Paper Pumpkin kit arrived and I just couldn't wait to open it up!! I had seen sneak peaks of this kit from fellow demonstrator's that attend Onstage Event in April and it's rocks. This month's kit is designed to help us celebrate all the men in our lives. The Many Manly Occasions kit will help you party with all your favorite guys. It’s perfect for Father’s Day, birthdays, or every day occasions.

Most of us should be receiving this kit this week but just incase I added the Spoiler to the title just incase you didnt' want to watch this video showing case this month's kit!!

 

Click the video above to watch the video!!

Becoming a subscriber is easy and when you join with me you will receive some great perks to go along with subscription!! You will receive a handmade welcome card in the mail from me to thank you for joining, then each month that you subscriber, you will receive a monthly thank you cards as my way of saying "Thank you"" Once you have been a subscriber for more then 3 months, you will receive a special thank you gift in the mail from me!!

The stamps and kits keep getting better and better every month and I can't wait to share them with you!! Click here to join. See the subscription plans that we offer- 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month.  Give it a try. Trust me you won't be disappointed!!

I hope that you will join the monthly fun with me!! I can't wait to start sending you monthly cards as my way of saying thank you!! Want to learn more about Paper Pumpkin, you can click here to join!! Remember you have till June 10th to sign up for next month's Paper Pumpkin kit.

I will be posting details when I get back from the Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Incentive Trip about a fun Paper Pumpkin Social Night that will happen towards the end of June or beginning of July. Trust me, you won't want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!