Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Avant Garden Card

Hello friends. It's been a whirlwind of activity here, with lots of stamping, but not a whole lot that I can share just yet. I've been working on new Artisan design team projects, blog hop project commitments, swaps for the conference I'm attending this week, and also make n' takes for the conference attendees. LOTS of stamping! I did realize today that I had not yet shared this quick and easy card with you, and it uses a stamp set that's kind of sneaking under the radar. Let's change that shall we? 
The Avant Garden stamp set is so pretty, and you can whip up a beautiful card in almost no time with it. I simply stamped my sentiment and floral stamp using Archival Basic Black Ink, and then used my Blender Pen to add some Crushed Curry and Old Olive ink to colour the image. Add in the water spots (this stamp is also in this set) with Soft Sky Ink, tie some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around the whole thing, and mount it on a Soft Sky card base. Easy peasy friends. 

The Avant Garden stamp set can be found in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration brochure

How does Sale-a-bration work?
For every $60 you spend (before shipping and tax) you can choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item. These are exclusive products that can only be earned with a purchase of $60 - you cannot buy them!

Shop in Canada with me:
As soon as you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & tax) and use the monthly hostess code, you become one of my VIP customers. Full details on all the VIP treatment HERE.


Happy Stampin'


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Team Holiday Party

Hello my friends! I have a very special post for you today. In mid December I invited my local Stampin' Up! team members over for a holiday dinner party and gift exchange. We also had some of the gals from across Canada join us via Facebook Live. It was a truly memorable evening. 
We stared off the evening with a beautiful dinner, prepared by my husband. Have I mentioned that my husband is a chef? Let's suffice it to say that dinner was pretty incredible. 

After dinner it was time to recognize those team members who have achievements to celebrate since our last team meeting. 
This month we honoured Shannon Lane who was selected for the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team (for the second year in a row!), Robyn Farmer who promoted to Bronze Elite, and Evonne Wong who received her founder's circle bag (as she could not attend the event). I absolutely adore these women and I'm so, so proud of them.

Next up, was the annual handmade gift exchange. It's totally voluntary, and a lot of fun. Here you can see everyone holding the gift that they received from the exchange. 
These ladies are really talented and I enjoyed seeing what everyone created to exchange. 

I really love having this circle of stamping friends. We meet online and in person monthly, and have an absolute blast. Maybe you'd like to join us?
Direct link to video: https://youtu.be/MsqkF_5U8ws
For $135 you'll choose $165 of ANY products you want, plus you get TWO free stamp sets of your choice - just for joining during Sale-a-bration! CLICK HERE to join my Canadian team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, or send me an email if you have any questions and we can chat. There's also a little FAQ HERE.

Shop in Canada with me:
As soon as you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & tax) and use the monthly hostess code, you become one of my VIP customers. Full details on all the VIP treatment HERE.


Happy Stampin'


Shop in Canada with me!
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