Friday, 23 March 2018

Seashore Stampers March Bloghop - Easter

Hello incredible stampers, dedicated followers, and beloved lurkers,

This month, the fabulous Seashore Stampers are featuring Easter cards in our monthly blog hop. Regardless of one's beliefs, Easter can be an incredible time for new beginnings and renewal. For me, in that department, it means more than New Year's Eve.

Years ago, at work, we were trying to figure out why Easter fell on different dates. Someone suggested I call my Mum (lovingly referred to as, "the walking encyclopedia.") Without even missing a beat, she responded, "It's the first Sunday, after the first full moon, after the vernal equinox." Every Easter I remember this with a smile.

In preparation for a class at my church, I created these 3 cards. Now trying to choose just one of these was akin to picking one's favourite child, which is why I only have one...child. So I decided to showcase all three cards.

For the first card, I used my fabulous new Stamparatus, which is perfect for three-step stamping. These stamps were from the Watercolor Wings and the Hold on to Hope sets. The greeting came from the incredibly versatile Teeny Tiny Wishes. The 2nd card uses the FREE* Celebrate You Thinlit Dies, from Sale-A-Bration, and the Cross of Hope Framelit Dies. The designer series paper is from the Delightful Daisy set. (This is a great card for beginners.) On the 3rd card I used the FREE* Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper, from Sale-A-Bration, colouring it with the Old Olive and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends. The gold foil cross is from the Cross of Hope Framelit Dies. Visit my shop here. Be sure to use the current host code ST3PTGGD.

Remember, Sale-A-Bration runs out March 31st at 11pm (pacific time.) This is the BEST time of the year to join my team, The Paper Shapers, and score all sorts of freebies!

If you have any questions, or need any more details, let me know.

Wishing all of you a very Happy Easter.


*Sale-A-Bration items are free with each 60 purchase (Level 1) or 120 purchase (Level 2) (before shipping & handling and taxes.)

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.