Friday, 22 June 2018

Seashore Stampers Monthly Blog Hop - June - Something Red

Hello Fabulous Followers, Talented Stampers, and Random Lurkers,

Since Canada Day is almost upon us we've dedicated our blog hop to "something red." I am incredibly proud, and particularly grateful, to be Canadian. Like most other Canadians, my ancestry is a bit of a  patchwork quilt - some origins known, others not. My mother emigrated to Canada when she was in her late twenties. My father was born here, but his parents were not. Granddad was an orphan. One day I am going to spring for an ancestry test to fill in some of the blanks. Regardless of the results, I will always consider myself Canadian.

There are so many things to love about this incredible country. It's physical vastness is breathtaking. I've been blessed to climb in the Rockies, walk through prairie wheat fields, be mesmerized by the power of Niagara Falls, swim in the Pacific Ocean, and so much more. I've seen bears, moose, elk, beavers and eagles. I've listened to the haunting calls of the loon and whooping crane. I've been left sleepless by the delightful chatter of tiny frogs. I've explored the biggest cities and stayed in the smallest towns. I love Canada for it's inclusivity, it's diversity, and it's friendliness. Our politics aren't perfect but I am one of the privileged people on this planet who get to vote.

I have seen much of the world and fantasized about living abroad. I have envisioned myself in a flat near the Vienna Opera House. I have imagined living in Edinburgh, where my daughter went to university and where my mother grew up. I have even priced real estate in the Tuscan Hills. One day, I may have something somewhere. But it will be a place to visit. My heart lives here. This country, my Canada, is and always will be home.

This finished project is 8" x 8" and ready for framing. My base, the background pennants, and the maple leaf were made with Real Red Cardstock (#102482) The large letters and pennants were done in Whisper White (#100730). The greeting was stamped with the Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (#147084). The wood-look is achieved with the incredibly versatile Wood Textures DSP Stack (#144177). The letters were cut out using the Large Letters Framelits (#141712) and the maple leaf is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits (#143751). The Pick a Pennant is brand new and can currently be bought as a bundle (#148393). The beaver was fashioned using homemade eyes, teeth, the Fox Builder Punch (141470) and Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686) - because life it too short to be taken seriously. And in Canada, you always run the risk of being photobombed by a beaver!

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me.

Happy Canada Day! Bonne FĂȘte du Canada!


Friday, 1 June 2018

It's Here!!!

Hello all!

I am incredibly excited to announce the much anticipated NEW ANNUAL CATALOGUE is finally here!

If you missed my open house event, contact me to arrange to get your copy for FREE.

Our current host code is XXF6JDNW. Please use this for online orders under 200 to be entered into my monthly draw for a fabulous prize.*


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

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Seashore Stampers May Blog Hop

Hello Talented Stampers, Amazing Demonstrators, and my Fabulous Random Lurkers,

This month the Seashore Stampers are celebrating the men in our lives. Father's Day is next month so we thought we would focus on masculine or Father's Day cards.

I created this card using the incredibly versatile Wood Textures 6x6 DSP and the delightful Bubble Over stamp set & Bottles & Bubbles Framlit Dies, which have all, thankfully, carried over into the New Annual Catalogue. The "amazing you" is from the Celebrate You thinlits which were originally featured during Sale-A-Bration, and will continue to be made available in the new catalogue.

It's been 10 years since I've been able to celebrate Father's Day with my Dad. I still miss him each and every day. My Dad was amazing. He was a talented musician. He was cool before it was cool to be cool. He adored my mother. He believed in open communication. He worked for peace and equality. He was a kind and generous man. His birthday was this month too. So Dad, Have A Birthday Brew, Amazing You! Love you forever.

Until next time my friends. Hug the men your life. Let them know how much they mean to you.


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,