Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Holiday Catalogue is here!!!

Hello fabulous card makers, random lurkers, and anyone else out there,

The September Host Code is QKHDQ7BU. Use this code on all orders under 200 to be entered into my monthly draw.

I'm excited to announce the Holiday Catalogue is finally here. It features incredible new stamps sets and all the trimmings for autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and of course, Christmas. There are some amazing new items which will be fabulous year round.

In addition, there is an incredible promotion running from now until October 31st. When you place an order or host a party with orders totaling at least 375, in addition to your usual Hostess Benefits, you will receive this darling Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE! This is the only way to get this stamp set - it isn't being offered for sale. Even I can't buy it.

Contact me to book your event today!


Friday, 25 August 2017

Seashore Stampers August "Something Other Than a Card" Blog

 Hello my wonderful fellow stampers, followers and lurkers,

This month, the Seashore Stampers Blog Hops are featuring "something other than a card." I had a month to think about what I was going to make... a gift bag, a box, a business card holder, etc. Decisions. Decisions.

Well, as things would have it, the "Coffee Break Suite" (p.31 of the annual catalogue) was my inspiration. I must confess, I am slightly addicted to over-priced, over-sugared princess coffees. The coffee toned neutrals together with Soft Sky, Garden Green and Pear Pizazz are a match made in heaven. Although I have tried to cut back the amount of sugar I take in, it's a daily struggle. A Latte simply can't compare to a Caramel Macchiato or an Almond Milk Mocha Frappuccino.

While playing with this incredible suite, over a cup of coffee, in addition to creating a couple cards and gift card holders, I made a coffee mug. I've seen mugs and cups before, but they had distinct sides. I wanted to make a cylindrical one. This was the first time I've done such a thing without any instructions or even a prototype...I just winged it. While it's not perfect, it's mine and I'm pretty excited about it.

It's called, "One more cup of coffee 'fore I go."

My supplies, other than tools and adhesives, are listed below. If you want to know how I did this, drop me a line.


This Sunday, August 27th, I'm super excited to say I was accepted to be a vendor at the amazing Saanich Sunday Farmers' Market at Braefoot Park, 1359 McKenzie Ave, from 10am-2pm. It's the last market of the season and it's going to be an incredible day! I'll have cards, gift card holders, boxes and much more, for sale. There will also be sign up sheets for upcoming classes and the new Holiday Catalogue Open House. Come visit me and enter your name into my draw to win a stamp set. See you there!

August Host Code is KD47KEHK. Please use it on orders under 200 to be entered into my monthly draw.

Thanks so much for reading. I hope to see you on Sunday.

In addition to the previous and next, check out the other Seashore Stampers Blogs as well: Erica's and Jean's.


Supply list for "
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go": Coffee Cafe Stamp Set#143677; Coffee Cups Framelit Dies #143745; Layering Circles Framelits #141705;Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974; Coffee Break DSP #144155; Early Espresso Cardstock #119686; Whisper White White Cardstock #100730; and Corrugated Elements #144158

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Seashore Stampers July BIRTHDAY Blog

Hello lovely card making people and random followers,

Welcome to the monthly Seashore Stampers Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on birthdays.

I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news. I got home late and won't have my actual blog done up until some time Saturday. My bad. The good news, I spent the evening at Butchart Gardens listening to our fabulous Victoria Symphony. It was an awesome evening with family and friends. And of course, we had to go for hot chocolate and dessert afterwards. Thanks, to my incredible sister-in-law, Laura, for the tickets and the yummy treats. Sometimes, last minute plans are the best.


I'm ba-aaaccckkk! Better than never. What is better than making a card? Making it with a bunch of fabulous friends. I had such a fun day, creating my blog birthday card, while hanging out and playing with 3 1/2 girlfriends (all Stampin' Up demonstrators and one retired demonstrator.)

Sharing ideas and creating.

 Face Timing with Erica, who couldn't make it because of a back injury.
The ladies making lunch, under the close supervision of the fur babies.

 Maksim, always in charge.

My card, which is fairly straight forward, was created using the lovely Fabulous Flamingo set. I've had great fun with this set, creating my own silly greetings and printing them on the computer. The flamingo is usually done with 3 step stamping. To create my flamingo, I only used 2 of the 3 stamps, making it more abstract. And I am sorry to say, there is not a die for the flamingo. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my Stampin' Up Paper Snips (#103579)? The supply list excluding tools and adhesives is listed below.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Until next time.

Cheers and Keep on Stampin',

In addition to the previous and next, check out the other Seashore Stampers Blogs as well: Erica's and Jean's.

Supply list for "Flamingo in the Wall": Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set#143758; Melon Mambo Stampin' Pad #126948; Flirty Famingo Stampin' Pad #141397; Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320; Smoky Slate Cardstock #131202;Whisper White White Cardstock #100730; Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288; Wink of Stella #141897; Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220, and Bright Enamel Shapes #141680.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Eek! Bonus Days are here!

Hello my beautiful card making people and random followers,

Happy July 4th to all my wonderful American friends!

Just when you thought it was safe... the amazing people at Stampin' Up have announced Bonus Days. For ever 60* you spend July 1-31, you get a 6 dollar coupon to use August 1-31. And get this, there is NO limit as to how many coupons you can earn!

Since getting the new catalogue, and as I turned to each shiny new page, my shopping list grew exponentially. If you're in the same boat and have been drooling over those amazing "suites" or just want to stock up on items, now is a fabulous time to do so.

Have you thought about being a demonstrator? July 1-31 is THE time to sign up. Stampin' Up is offering an incredible Christmas in July promotion. You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $68! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, they will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE, a value of $26! This means you can spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories! If there were two of me, I'd be signing up, again!

If you have any questions, you know where to find me.

Until next time. Thanks for stopping by.


*The 60 is before shipping and tax.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

24 Hour Paper Pumpkin Sale!!!

Hello Beautiful Card Makers and Scrappers!
This is a ONE DAY (24hr) offer, running from June 29 (11:59pm MT) until June 30 (11:59pm MT.)

If you're new to Stampin' Up, or want to expand your horizons, this is a fabulous way to score a kit with EVERYTHING you need to create, including: stamps; an acrylic block; paper; adhesive; etc. Everything comes is a cute little box which just happens to be very portable and sharable for the summer holidays.

Simply click here to sign up. Be sure to select CA (Canada) on the top right of the page.

If you are a current or past Paper Pumpkin subscriber and want to get this as a gift for a friend or family member, just use another email address. You will be the best friend, ever!

Have fun and Happy Canada Day!!!
When you sign up, be sure to indicate I'm your demonstrator.

Adrienne Hughes
The Victoria Paper Shaper

Paper Pumpkin is a subscription, regularly priced at 26.95/month, including shipping and handling. This offer is valid on monthly subscriptions only, not the prepaid ones - sorry. If, after receiving your first kit, or at any time, you decide you no longer want to receive the Paper Pumpkin, you simply need to send them an email and ask for them to discontinue your subscription.

There is no minimal obligation.

If you have any questions, message me.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop

Guess who just discovered she didn't have a "FOLLOW" button on her blog. Doh! I now have one and it is now near the top right. Follow me wherever I go by the simple click of a button.

Welcome to our monthly blog hop, wonderful followers and random lurkers,

Summer is a beautiful season. Along with blue skies, sunshine, and flowers, come the weddings. It is the season of love! In another life, I may have been a wedding planner. I love everything about weddings! I'm excited to say, this blog is dedicated to the wedding card.

Let's get into the mood with some music!

The first card I created is a sweet and traditional one, Of Love. (Yes, I have decided to give my cards names. Why? Because it's fun.) I used the ridiculously delightful Hostess Set, In the City. (I must confess, with 60 stamps in this set, it is one of my all time favourites.) I was inspired by the "going to the chapel" stamp. The amazing heart in the background is one of the Bloomin' Hearts thinlits. The background colour can be changed to suit your needs. I often like to incorporate a wedding's colours into their card.

The second card was created when I was giving a watercolour tutorial to a friend. I hadn't used This Little Piggy yet and was dying to give it a try. When I remembered our theme for the blog hop, I thought, "Why not pigs?" Before I knew it, Pig's Special Day was born.

As always, with my blog hop entries, card recipes are available on request and the supplies I used are listed at the end of the blog.

In addition to the previous and next, check out the other Seashore Stampers Blogs as well: Erica's and Jean's.

Thank you so very much for making the time to stop by. 

Until next time, my dear followers.

Supply list, excluding tools & adhesives: Card 1 (Of Love) In the City Stamp Set #143771 (Hostess item); Bloomin' Heart Thinlits #140621; Whisper White Cardstock #100730; Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315; Clear Embossing Powder #109130; Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter #133751; VersaMark #102283; and Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad #140931. 

Card 2 (Pig's Big Day) This Little Piggy Stamp Set #143922; Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set (for the greeting) #143758; Basic Black Cardstock#121045; Shimmery White Cardstock #101910; AquaPainters #103954; Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad #140932; Calypso Coral Stampin' Pad #126983; Pear Pizzaz Stampin' Pad #131180; Watercolour Crayons #141709; Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon #144196; Black Metallic Thread #141695; Rhinestone Basic |Jewels #144220; and Precision Glue (used to add texture and shine to the flower and hearts) #138309.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Canada Day 150 Bonne FĂȘte du Canada

Hello my fellow Canadians and visitors from all over the world,

My friend, Brenda, asked if I could have a Canada Day card class. She needed four cards for the big day, July 1st. Was I up for the challenge? Heck yes, I was. This year we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. I am incredibly proud, grateful and honoured to be a Canadian. What better way to celebrate than a card class?

In order to come up with some card ideas, I reflected on some of things that make Canada, Canadian. In addition, I wanted these cards work together and coordinate, as a set. Each of the following cards are my own design.

The first card came easily...I live on Vancouver Island so I wanted something beachy, plus a nod to Canada's many lakes and our motto, "A Mari Usque Ad Mare..." From Sea to Sea. And I simply LOVE the new Muskoka (Adirondack) chair die. I was thinking of the Canadian flag for the second card. However, I wanted something a little different rather than "just a flag" and I wanted to emphasize the 150 years. By the time I reached the third card, I was a little punchy and my silly side started to leak out. I simply had to include the proud and noble beaver on a card, eh? And then I ran out of gas. I came up with a few ideas for the fourth card but none of them felt right. Eventually I gave up and went to bed. (Those of you who follow me know my history of procrastination. Yes, the first three cards were created the day/night before the class) On the afternoon of the class, thankfully an evening class, I finally decided on the fourth. I wanted something to reflect Canada's welcoming attitude (the doors) and our kindness. Done!

I decorated for the occasion and we had way too much fun. Even the dog and one of the cats got in on the action.
Card 1 - From Sea to Sea

 Card 2 - The Big 150

Card 3 - Eh?

Card 4 - Open Door Kindness

The Canada Card Class gang. (L to R: Laura, Erica; Brenda. I'm on the floor with Penny puppy. Meshka, pictured separately is looking none to pleased about her party hat. She is probably the most tolerant kitty I've ever know.)

I will post more details on how the cards were create by the end of the week. In the meantime, if you want the recipes for any of these cards, let me know. Happy early Canada Day!!!

Until next time,