Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I am off to Founders Circle!

Ekk!!! Today is the day! I am writing this blog post early ... so I am really hoping that when you read this I got some sleep last night, that my bags are packed and I am feeling organized.

I am off to Founders Circle in St. George Utah. It will be five days of fun, sun, stampin', sleeping, eating and I hope a cocktail or two!

I had to make 113 swaps to trade with the other demonstrators attending (not they are not done yet!). Who are these other lucky demonstrators you ask? Well, the top 20 Canadian and top 100 American demonstrators qualify for this luxurious retreat.

I have not figured out yet if I will blog from the retreat. Depends what they have lined up for us I guess. This is my first time and I have not idea what to expect!

Have a creative day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trick or Treat creatures

I could not resist playing with the new Stampin' Up! treat container Big Shot dies. I have been on pinterest and am noticing a trend to create punch art creatures with the Hambuerger Box die, the Fry Bod die and the Curvy Keepsake Box die. Here are my versions ...

 Want to create these creatures for yourself? Welllll ... join me at my upcoming event!

If you create 10 creatures plus the clear mount stamp set your class fee is $23.00. If you create 18 creatures plus the wood mount stamp set your class fee is $26.00 ... get it?

Email me to register. Please let me know if you prefer a wood or clear stamp set, which creatures you want to create and the quantity of creatures you want to create.

Have a creative day!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Conference After Party - Final day to register!

Calling all of my Edmonton and Area demonstrator peeps! 
Today is the final day to register for the 
Dolce After Party 
(my demonstrator event that I am hosting after the Edmonton Fall Conference)

I have designed three class ideas for you and will provide all of the instructions and supplies for you to make and take these projects ... plus PDF printables.

Fresh back from Founders Circle I will have display boards with the 113 founders circle swaps! These are swap cards created by the top demonstrators in North America!

Event pricing is below. Do not forget that all registered receive $40 worth of Stampin' Up! products!

PLUS ~ Stampin' Up! is sending us FREE PRIZES - yes! A prize patrol!!! 

Below is my event flyer. For more info read about it on my blog post here.

I hope that you can attend! I am really looking forward to all of the fun! Register today!

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monsterific Birthday - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Today my Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop is Monsterific! When I received the Freaky Friends Stamp Set in my September Artisan box I immediately saw a little boy birthday card.

These little dudes were so cute I just could not stop at the card! I created a gift bag to match.

The two projects took no time at all to create. Take a closer look at some of my Monsterific details.

The monster eyes are Pearl Basic Jewels colored with a black Sharpie.
Just make sure that you color the pearls before you place them on the monsters.
The @birthdayboy flag stem was stamped using the Summer Silhouettes dandelion.
The white gift bag and white tissue paper came from our local party store.
I laid the white tissue paper out on my work surface and randomly stamped the
three monsters. Just make sure you have a scrap piece of paper under.
I had a bit of ink bleed through the tissue paper when I was stamping.
I was so excited when I realized that I "just happened" to have ribbon that matched the stamped monsters! I seriously was! But then I had to giggle at myself ... after all, I do own nearly every ribbon. Reason #574 why I LOVE Stampin' Up!. Matching makes my heart happy!

I stamped the monsters on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it to the width of the gift bag.
I added the Washi Tape and punched banners to match the card.

I can not wait to give this gift to a little boy! It is playful and fun and will clearly be the best wrapped gift on the present table (not that I am competitive or anything!).

Next up on the blog hop is Lisa Harlow! Monster mash on over and see what she is up to!

Have a creative day!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Dolce Fall Conference After Party

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator we are privileged to have great training events from Stampin' Up!. It has been a while since an event has been held in Edmonton. This September Stampin' Up! Canada will be hosting a fall conference on September 26 and 27th!! I am so excited for this opportunity to learn something new, stamp and party with my demonstrator friends!

In fact, I am so excited that I wanted the party to continue! I am offering a Dolce After Party for my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators!

I have worked to design three projects that are perfect for demonstrators to recreate at their winter events. All projects will come with PDF project planners to make class planning quick and simple. Here is just a sneak peek at the projects. You have to attend the event to see them all!

all occasion stamp a stack * create 6 cards
christmas stamp a stack * create 5 cards
Christmas treat container
PLUS!!!! Each registered guest will receive the following Stampin' Up! products valued at $40!!

So if you are in the Edmonton area please join us! 
Registration is open to all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

Cost = $60.00*
You will receive:
 the Stampin' Up! products listed above
stampin' time to make and take home samples of these class designs
PDF project planners
Prizes, learning & FUN!!

Do not live in the Edmonton area? These class kits are available to go!! Each kit is $45.00 plus additional shipping charges. The kits will include the products listed above, supplies to create the projects, color photos of the samples and PDF project class planners.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and joining my amazing team click here!!!

To attend the Stampin' Up! Canada Fall Conference log onto the demonstrator business website and click events. Registration for this event closes September 12, 2014. This event is being offered on Friday, September 26th, 2014 and Saturday, September 27th, 2014. There will a product playground (play with Stampin' Up! products), a business session and a Demonstrator party with prizes, make and take projects and more! Each session is $10.00 to attend.

Hope to see some of your smiling faces in Edmonton in a few weeks! Have a creative day!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Two birds of a feather - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the 
Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Weekly Blog Hop!

Big day today .... it is our one month anniversary! Mr. Artisan and I have been going steady for a month!!! O.M.G. The first month has been soooo dreamy. We have spent many late nights together that I just did not want to end. During our time apart I find myself thinking of him and planning our next date. I get butterflies and a rush of excitement each Thursday when we go public. To top it all off, for our anniversary he gave me another brown box of amazing gifts.

I am having such strong feelings in such a short time! I am not sure if it is all of these fantasy dates, the extravagant gifts or the champagne but I know that I am ready for a commitment ... but I can't help but wonder if he has others on the side. Sigh.

With all this on my mind I had to create a mushy mushy project. I just feel that we are happy together ... like to birds of a feather.

card inside ... this text was stamped using the Alphabet Rotary Stamp
The feathers have a two tone effect. Here is how:
1. Ink the stamp with Sahara Sand Ink
2.  Use a Sponge Dauber and ink a portion of the stamp with Smoky Slate Ink
3.  Stamp your image on card stock
To add a soft back ground to the smoky slate card stock I used the
Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

I created a matchy matchy box to compliment my mushy mushy card. I think it is perfect for a diamond ring but I it might be a bit too soon for that. For now I tucked a few Hersey's Hugs inside for a sweet treat. Maybe one day I will get a diamond ring in this very beautiful box!!! Just sayin'!

So stinking cute ... fits in the palm of your hand!
I matched the card back ground and the box with the Decorative Masks and Vanilla Smooch Spritz.
This box was created using the Tiny Treat boxes available in the Holiday Catalgoue. They come all ready to use and in a brown craft color. I wanted a smoky slate box to compliment the card. I do not own the new Stampin' Up! Box Punch Board (yet!) and had to get a little creative. By opening the Tiny Treat box and creating a template I had the box I wanted. Here is how ...

Stampin' Up! Tiny Treat Box and my custom Tiny Treat Box

Next up is Lisa Harlow ... Enjoy!

Thank-you for continuing to read my love story! Tell someone you love them today! It sure feels good!!! Have a creative and romantic day!