Sunday, 18 March 2018

12 More Sleeps to Join My Team!!!

Hello beautiful people, lurkers included,

I am back from our fabulous day-trip to Nanaimo. We had way to much fun sharing ideas, swapping cards, completing Make &Takes and eating lots of good food. It was great to get caught up with our "up island" sister demonstrators.

These were our Make & Takes. Many thanks to the generous demonstrators who designed these projects.

There are still a few spaces left is my upcoming classes this weekend. One of the above items are going to be featured in the class...but which one? Register here.

Remember, this is the best time to join my team. In addition to receiving an extra $35 worth of FREE product with your starter kit, and TWO FREE Stamp Sets of your choice, you will get TWO FREE SALE-A-BRATION items from me. Contact me with any questions.*


*Offer expires March 30, 2017

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Paper Pumpkin 5 Year Anniversary & Upcoming Class

Hello all!

I am SUPER EXCITED to announce I just received my 5 year anniversary box of happiness from Paper Pumpkin. Woo hoo!!! I'm even more excited, and perhaps a little embarrassed, to reveal my very first Stampin' Up! video. Hopefully the first of many. (I'm sure I'll improve with time.)

Spoiler Alert: If you are going to receive this box and don't want to know what's in it, turn away... quickly. Just be sure to return when you're ready.

This box is going to be a lot of fun to play with. And because I love to share, we will be including one of the cards from this box in my upcoming March 24th class. Be sure to register now as space is limited.

*drumroll please*

Until next time.

Cheers and Happy Stamping,

Sunday, 11 March 2018

The End is Near! The End is Near!

Hello talented stampers, beloved followers and random lurkers,

I cannot believe we are already into March? At the end of this month, we will have to say good bye to the wonderful FREE* items from the Sale-A-Bration 2018 Catalogues. 

In order to give you a chance to see these items in person, I'm holding two more classes before month end. You can see the details and register here.

For those of us who love Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration is the most wonderful time of the year! In addition to the usual specials, it is the BEST time to get the Starter Kit. I would LOVE for you to join my team of Paper Shapers. It doesn't matter where you live in Canada, you can still join my team. I will provide you with the one-on-one support you need and all your classes with me will be half price as long as you remain a demonstrator. Click here to join.

The Starter Kit is an amazing deal! Just pick out $165 of product for only $135. In addition, when you join before March 31st, you get to choose ANY TWO stamp sets for FREE. And, all this comes with FREE SHIPPING and no additional charges for tax. (In BC, that is a 22% savings!)
Here are some of the perks you get from Stampin' Up!
  • 20% discount off all of your orders (and this can increase that to 25%)
  • The ability to earn additional income -  up to an additional 18% of your sales
  • Early access to new products and the opportunity to pre-order before they are released to the public
  • Earn free stamps sets and other product
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and much more
Have a look at these fabulous Sale-A-Bration videos, for some inspiration, from the good people at Stampin' Up! Just click here.

Early next week, I will post some teasers for the cards we will be doing in the March Classes. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Until then,

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Happy March!

Hello wonderful people,

With a new month comes a new host code: 99TAMRUF. Please use this for your online orders under 200 to be entered into my monthly draw.* This week the fabulous UPS man delivered my Stamparatus to me. It is amazing! (And that's an understatement.) For those of you who didn't preorder, it will be featured in our new annual catalogue. If you want a taste of it before then, come to one of my Gratis Stamparatus Classes. The class is free, everything is supplied, and you get to try the much anticipated Stamparatus. Space is limited so book here by going to my Events page or email me.

Happy Stamping,
The Victoria Paper Shaper

Friday, 23 February 2018

Seashore Stampers - February Blog Hop

Hello my fabulous followers, sweet stampers and precious lurkers,

Welcome to the Seashore Stampers monthly blog hop. Since St. Patrick's Day is only a few weeks away, our theme this month is something green. While I could have created a random green card, I decided to create one for St Patrick's Day. Without any shamrock punches or dies in sight, I had to get creative.

I made this card for my daughter, using the ridiculously fabulous, double-sided Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (145564), paired with Tranquil Tide Cardstock (144246). The shamrock was made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies (145653). I simply made 3 hearts with the small narrow heart die and cut the stalk freehand. The greeting comes from our Teeny Tiny Wishes set (127802) - with 24 different greetings, in a variety of fonts, it is one of the best values in our catalogue. And they all fit into my go-to punch, the Classic Label punch (141491). To create the Tranquil Tide sides next to my greeting, I punched a piece out, cut it and adhered it to the back. The coins were punched out of Gold Foil Sheets (132622) with the 1/2" Circle Punch (119869).

To order everything you need, my store is here. The current host code is AV3TJCCG. Please use this for your online orders under 200 to be entered into my monthly draw.*

SALE-A-BRATION (SAB) continues with more items added!!! (For every 60 spent, you get to choose a FREE item from the SAB catalogue.) It is also the BEST time join Stampin' Up! without any obligation. All you need to do is pay 135 for 165 worth of merchandise (of your choice) and you get to pick 2 FREE stamp sets  In addition, you will receive a special gift from me.

May the Leprechauns be near you to spread luck along your way and may all the Irish angels smile upon you this St Patrick's Day.

If you have any questions or want to book a class, please contact me.


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Hello talented stampers, dedicated followers, and my much loved random lurkers,

I am ridiculously excited to announce I have been selected as an On Stage Display Board Artist. It is an honour to have been chosen. This means I am one of the very first people in the world to create with these never before seen products from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue.

As to the contents of this box, I am sworn to secrecy and have signed a blood oath (aka, a confidentiality agreement.) My work will be displayed at April's On Stage (Red Deer.) After that weekend, I will post it all right here, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, do some shopping and take advantage of Sale-A-Bration. Better yet, join my team! When you join my team during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS from the Annual or Occasions Catalogues. In addition, you will receive a special gift from me.

I still have a few spots left in my Birthday Bash Class, February 24th at 2:00 pm. RSVP here.

If you have any questions, contact me.


Saturday, 27 January 2018

Seashore Stampers Janurary Blog Hop

Hello amazing followers, talented stampers, and my beloved random lurkers,

Welcome to the Seashore Stampers monthly blog hop. With Valentine's Day looming, this month we are featuring an appropriate card or 3D item.

Valentine's Day is easy for those in happy relationships. You can surprise your honey with a hand made card, a box of chocolates, a dinner, a night out, etc. For those who are alone, it can be an especially challenging day. When you're your making cards, I encourage you to think of someone who might otherwise be forgotten this Valentine's Day. One of my neighbours, who has been on her own for a few years, will be receiving a card and an invitation to go for coffee from me. Let's spread the love! 

I chose to make a simple card...actually cards. My inspiration came from 3 left over kits from my recent Open House. Often, after classes or other such events, I'm left with these kits. They invariably wind up stuffed away and forgotten. This year I was determined to make good use of them. So, one night while binge watching old "Bones" episodes, I made these cards.

My kits consisted of the following: 4 1/4" X 11 & 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" pieces of the berry best, Berry Burst (#144243); 5" x 3 3/4 " & 4" x3" pieces of Whisper White (#100730); and 2 x 2" pieces of Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (#145489.) This ribbon has quickly become one of my all time favourites. With its gorgeous metallic silver edges, it kicks the cards up a notch without the need of any further embellishments.

In order to create my featured card, along with one of my left over kits, I used the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set (#140643) and the Berry Burst Ink (#144083) from the Annual Catalogue. The background was stamped as well. Pretty simple. If you need more information, please contact me.

Remember, during SALE-A-BRATION (SAB), you get to choose a FREE SAB item for every $60 you spend. For all orders under $200, please use the hostess code AV3TJCCG. You will be entered into my draw to win a fabulous prize.* My store is here. When you join my team, during SAB, which runs until March31, for only $135, you choose $165 worth of product and TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice. In addition, you will receive a special gift from me.

Here are other the cards I did that night. The "Best Wishes" was the original one from my Open House. If you want the product information, or have any questions, drop me a line.

Be sure to visit the other blogs.


Cheers and Happy Valentine's Day,
Lots of Love,

*In order to comply with Federal Regulations, you must first correctly answer a skill testing questions before being declared a winner.