After the Storm…Tin of Cards Class

Hello again, stamping friends!  Well, I hadn’t planned on being away from posting for the last few days – but a powerful windstorm took the decision out of my hands!  You may have seen it on the t.v. news – our area (lower mainland British Columbia – Vancouver) experienced some crazy wind over the weekend, and as a result, a lot of people have been without power, internet and cable.

We were one of the fortunate areas; our power was restored on Saturday afternoon; people in some areas are still without power – my parents only just got power back this afternoon!

It was super windy, with gusts up to 90 km h, which resulted in of course trees knocked down everywhere; here are a couple that went down behind our house – thankfully they fell away from the house, and missed our neighbours, as well.

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This is looking out our basement door – you can see how the tree was totally uprooted, and is laying right across the back path.

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This one fell amongst the other trees; I could only safely get a picture of it’s root ball.  I’m not sure if the top 1/2 of it landed in the neighbour’s yard, or if it landed on the outside of their fence.

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This in just one ‘arm’ of a tree that broke and landed all the way across the path; our dog can go under it, but people have to climb over it!  The city still hasn’t come to chop the trees up, and take them away,  yet.  There were a lot of streets closed, with trees landing on streets, and we saw one land right on top of a bus shelter – I’m so glad no one was sitting there when it happened!  Scary stuff! :O

So – back to stamping news!  There’s still time to sign up for my Tin of Cards Class – I just checked the backorder report, and it looks like the kits won’t ship until September 11th, so I will be rescheduling the class to September 18th.

This is what is included in the kit:

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These are the completed cards – I just finished putting my kit together!

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I love this kit – it comes with everything to make 16 cards; 4 each of 4 designs, plus the cute tin to keep them in!  All card bases, layers, die cuts & embellishments are included in the kit.  At the class, you’ll use my stamp set, inks and any additional adhesives needed.   The cost is $40 – please RSVP by tomorrow – Tuesday Sept. 1st so that I can pre order the kits.  Either email me at debsmart@shaw.ca or call me at 604.298.0472 to register.  If you want to order, but can’t make the class date, we can work that out, too!  How about a private class for you & your friends?

I’ll be back tomorrow with the new Weekly Deals – in the meantime, be sure to check out my Events page for all my upcoming classes!  Be sure to register ASAP, as space is limited!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Colleen’s Stampin’ Up! Party Fun!

Hi again, stamping friends!

Wow – I don’t know where this week has gone, but it’s gone fast!  It’s been a good week though – I hope yours has been good, too.

Last week, a wonderful customer of mine, Colleen, hosted a Stampin’ Up! party, at which I was honoured to be the demonstrator.  This group of ladies are so much fun, and so creative – it was a great time.  Not to mention Colleen served delicious coffee and cake afterwards!

I wanted to share with you the cards that we made during the party.  I had asked Colleen ahead of time is she had any request, or theme that she wanted to see, and she asked for something masculine, and in the thank you/thinking of you type cards.  I knew just what to do!

This is the first card we made; the masculine theme, using one of my favourite sets – Traveler:

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The train image from Traveler was stamped in Tip Top Taupe ink onto Whisper White cardstock; I love how this ink colour instantly makes the image feel ‘vintage’.  We then added a strip of Designer Series Paper from the Bohemian pack along the bottom, then covered the join with a banner strip of Delightful Dijon cardstock, cut using the Banner Triple Punch for those perfect tails!  On top of that, we stamped the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe onto Whisper White, and used the ticket shaped framelits from the Tags & Labels Framelits dies to cut it, and the next size up, in Bermuda Bay cardstock.  All of that was layered onto a panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock.

We then took a large (4″ x 5 1/4″) panel of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the World Map background stamp in Tip Top Taupe.  I shared the trick of using your Stampin’ Grid Paper to line up your cardstock straight, then the top of your stamp with the line above your cardstock – this way, you’ll always get a full image, and it will be straight!  This was glued to the Delightful Dijon card base, and the stamped images layered on top.   This card was very well liked by the group, and I think it will fit the bill nicely for their next masculine card needed!

Our next card is definitely on the feminine side – using my favourite (if you haven’t already noticed) stamp set Garden in Bloom:

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This card also uses another of my favourites from last year; the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  The great thing was that although I’ve used these stamp sets a lot, they were both new to this group of ladies, so it worked out well.

We started by stamping the sun image from Kinda Eclectic in Daffodil Yellow onto the 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White panel.  We then stamped the images from Garden in Bloom; the large flower outlines in Melon Mambo ink, then stamped the inside colour in Blushing Bride ink.  The very centre of the flower we stamped in Daffodil Delight ink.  The leaf outlines were stamped in Old Olive ink, and for the inside we used Pear Pizzazz ink.

On a piece of Old Olive cardstock, we stamped the dots image from Kinda Eclectic in Old Olive ink.  The sentiment, also from Kinda Eclectic, was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Melon Mambo ink, then the banner tails on it and the Old Olive cardstock and English Garden DSP were punched using the Banner Triple Punch.  On another small piece of Whisper White cardstock we stamped the butterfly image from Kinda Eclectic in Blushing Bride ink, and used the Elegant Butterfly punch to punch it out.  These pieces were then layered onto the stamped panel, which in turn was then layered onto the card base of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

It was a wonderful party, with everyone getting to try out new stamps, ink colours, and tools.  Of course, everyone also got to place their orders (which are due to be delivered tomorrow), and Colleen earned herself Stampin’ Rewards for FREE product!  We had a good laugh at the end of the party; I was giving out the participant gifts (and of course the hostess gift), and everyone love the packaging I had done using the Baker’s Box Thinlits, the Happy Patterns Decorative Mask and used the Cotton Paper for a flower, that everyone added to their orders!  It was a first for me! :)

If you would like to host your own Stampin’ Up! party, where I bring the make & take projects for you & your guests, and you provide the guests & the snack, I’d love to come & share the fun with you!  If the ‘party’ idea doesn’t work for you, we can always set up a private stamping class – you choose the projects & budget, and I’ll provide the supplies!

To book your party or private stamping class, give me a call at 604.298.0472, or email me at debsmart@shaw.ca

It’s fun, it’s a great way to get together with friends and you could earn FREE product – just like Colleen!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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A Sketch Challenge for My Team

Hello stamping friends!  I hope you’ve been enjoying your week, and have had some time to get inky!

As you know, I have a wonderful team of demonstrators signed up with me, and we have so much fun together!  We love to get together and stamp, talk about our families, our business, and share tips, tricks and the latest stampin’ news.  Well, the summer months are rather hectic for everyone’s schedules, so since we weren’t able to have our usual monthly meeting this month, I put up a sketch challenge on our team Facebook page for everyone to participate.

By the way, our team is called the INKcredibly Creative Crew; I think it suits us quite well! :)

Here is the sketch that I put up for the team:

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And here is the card I came up with:

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I am really having fun using the Garden in Bloom stamp set, and the coordinating English Garden Designer Series Paper!

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from the Fabulous Four stamp set in Melon Mambo ink.  I then used my Big Shot and the Ovals Framelits collection to die cut it, then used the next size up to die cut another oval in Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I then took a strip of 2″ wide Melon Mambo cardstock, and stamped the small flower and butterfly outline from Garden in Bloom in Melon Mambo ink, to create a muted background effect.  After layering on the sentiment ovals and stamped strip onto a panel of English Garden DSP, I then tied a strand of retired Mossy Meadow thick Baker’s Twine around the layers, then attached the whole piece to a card base of Mossy Meadow cardstock.

This cute card came together very quickly, and I think it would make a great card for a customer!  In fact, I’m thinking I’ll make more of these, and deliver them with my party orders that will be arriving for distribution tomorrow! :)

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team create; the deadline is this Friday, so I’ll come back & share with you!

If you would like to be part of this amazing team, who have a lot of fun stamping together, sharing business and creative ideas, all while doing what we love – and earning some money doing it- we’d love to include you!  If you know you’d like to join, CLICK HERE to go directly to the sign-up page; if you’d like to discuss it with me first, please call me at 604.298.0472 or email me at debsmart@shaw.ca and I’ll be happy to go over this exciting opportunity with you!

Until then – happy stamping!

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PCCCS159 – Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Welcome back  – it’s time for another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

I hope you’ve been playing along with our challenges; I think they’re a fabulous way to get your creative juices flowing, get new ideas on layouts and maybe even using your stamps & products in new ways!

This week’s sketch really did challenge me at first, until I sat down & just got goin’ on it!

Here is the sketch:
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This is the card I created, using some new, some old and some current products, stamps and techniques!

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This card looks much more ‘cosmic’ in real life! :)

I had read about a technique that was shown at the Stampin’ Up! convention in July, and I really wanted to try it out – I’m calling it ‘glitter splatter’ (I’m not sure what it was called at convention).

The first thing I did was cut my Basic Black cardstock panel (4″ x 5 1/4″), and set it in the middle of my Grid Paper, which I always use as my work surface.  Then, in an empty embellishment container, I added about 2 teaspoons of water, then added about 1 teaspoon (or less, I didn’t actually measure) of our Tombow Multipurpose Glue, then mixed the two together with an small, clean paintbrush.  Once it was about the consistency of watery pudding (thicker than milk, lighter than pudding), I wet my paintbrush with the mixture, and tapped it on the back of my hand over the Basic Black cardstock, splattering the glue mixture randomly over the cardstock.  I repeated this until I was happy with the amount & placements of the splatters, then quickly shook my Gold Stampin’ Glitter over the cardstock, covering all of the splatters.  I then shook off the excess, and voila!  A cosmic explosion!

I then used my Stars Framelits and Big Shot to die cut stars in 3 different sizes from Whisper White, Crushed Curry and Gold Glimmer Paper.  The Whisper White star I had stamped with the sun image from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, in Crushed Curry ink.

I then used the retired Label Flip Card thinlit set for the Arrow shape, and die cut it from Gold Glimmer Paper, as well.  The 2 banners are cardstock in Whisper White and Crushed Curry, and the Joy to All sentiment is from a new stamp set called Festive Fireplace, which you will see in the Holiday Catalogue on September 1st!  The banner tails were made  using the Banner Triple Punch.

The pieces were all mounted to the Basic Black cardstock, which was then mounted to a base of Crushed Curry cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed my ‘cosmic card’ – and that you’ll try out the new ‘glitter splatter’ technique!  In a happy coincidence, the Silver Stampin’ Glitter and the Gold Glimmer Paper are on sale this week, in the Weekly Deals, so make sure you stock up!

If you have time, I’d love you to leave a comment, and let me know what you think of my card – then head over to the Paper Craft Crew page to see the other amazing cards the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration!  Then, create your own card, and join us in the challenge!

Hope to see you there!  In the meantime – happy stamping!

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Weekly Deals are Here!

 

Welcome to another round of WEEKLY DEALS!

If you’re like me, and getting your Christmas cards & projects ready now – this is the time to STOCK UP on your GLITTER!!

The Gold Glimmer Paper is so scrumptious – come back later today & you’ll see  how I  use it in my latest Paper Craft Crew design team card!  You’ll also see how I do the ‘glitter splatter’ technique; I use gold glitter, but of course you can do it with the Silver Glitter, as well :)

The decadent Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon is one of my favourites; it’s super smooth, and easy to tie the most amazing bows – whether on your cards, 3D items or even extra special presents!

 

 

 

 

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If you’d like to place your order directly online now, simply CLICK HERE to go to my online store.  If you’d rather have my place your order for you, I’m always happy to do that – just send me an email at debsmart@shaw.ca or call me at 604.298.0472, and I’ll take care of it!

I hope you’ll come back later to check out the new Paper Craft Crew design team card I’ve made – and get some tips on how to use your *new* Glimmer Paper and Stampin’ Glitter!

Until then – happy stamping!

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New Adventures, New Classes!

Hello stamping friends!

I’m back from a weekend away; my youngest son & I went down to Portland for the weekend, to do some shopping :)  I haven’t been down to Portland in more years than I care to admit to, so it was like a new adventure for both of us.

I had grand plans of getting off I-5 once we hit Oregon, and taking the scenic route down the Pacific Coast Highway.  I just love the gorgeous West Coast and the water views, so I was looking forward to that.  Unfortunately, the traffic put an end to that plan!  It was so bad, that it added almost 2 hours onto our trip – so I just couldn’t bear the thought (nor could my driving leg bear the extended drive) by heading over to the Coast. :(   Oh, well – I’ll have to do that on another trip, another time!

We did have a good time; the hotel we stayed at, Hotel Eastlund was very nice; everything very new & posh, and the service was wonderful.  The staff were all very friendly, and the 2 restaurants were fabulous.  While we were having dinner on the patio of the upstairs restaurant (the Altabira), a sky-writing plane started writing a message right above us!  First he wrote the word “more”, then as we all pondered that, he came back and wrote “moon?” – complete with question mark.  No one had any idea what that meant – perhaps it was the pilot’s private joke, because then he came back, and drew a big happy face!  Here’s a picture of that:

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Or perhaps he was just welcoming us to Portland!?!  😉  Anyway, it was a good way to start the weekend!

So now I’m back, and ready to dive into work!  I’m working on my schedule of classes for the next several months, and would like to include classes based on the many wonderful Kits that are in the Annual catalogue – and there are some great ones in the upcoming Holiday catalogue, too!

I’d really like your input – what kind of projects do you want to make, at this time of the year?  Are you looking for all-occasion cards, like in the Tin of Cards kit, Watercolour Wishes or Cottage Greetings Card Kit?  How about some 3D gift/decor kits, like the All Boxed Up, Sweet Stack, or Build a Banner Kits?  Perhaps a ‘giftable’ kit that the recipient could make themselves, like the Perpetual Calendar or the Hello Life Project Kits.

Of course, as I said there are kits in the upcoming Holiday catalogue – like the Witching Decor witch’s hat that I featured a few posts back, and some kits for cards and/or tags – sorry I can’t show them to you yet!

If you’d like to take another look at these kits, just CLICK HERE to see them all – click on ‘Project Kits’ and then ‘Other Kits’ – I’d like to hear which ones YOU want to make!  Just click on ‘Leave a Comment’ at the top of this post (next to the title), and leave me a comment telling me which is your favourite.  I’ll be sure to answer you!

I’ll be back tomorrow to share with you the new Weekly Deals; right now I’m finishing off my card for the upcoming Paper Craft Crew challenge.  Have you submitted a card for this week’s challenge?!  C’mon & join the fun :)

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – Sprinkle August with Life

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Welcome back to another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!  This month we’re ‘sprinkling’ some life into August – with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set!

Before I start sharing my projects, I just want to remind you that all the participating blogs are linked together in a circle, so as long as you keep clicking in one direction – either ‘Next’ or ‘Previous’ – you’ll be taken from one blog to the next, and you won’t miss a thing!  If you do get lost, or want to start all over again, you can easily do that by clicking on the ‘Home’ button, which will take you to the home blog, where you’ll find the list of participants.

So – as I said earlier, we’re all featuring the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, as well as ‘CASE-ing the catalogue’ again (which means taking 1 project found in the Annual catalogue, and making our own version of it).

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know that I have done a LOT of cards & projects already with the Sprinkles of Life set, so it was a bit of a challenge for me to think of something new (tired brain, and lots of other things on the go).

What I came up with is this cute little box; the perfect size for holding a gift card (to the Dairy Queen, maybe?), or a chocolate bar!

Sprinkles of life boxI covered the front of the box with a piece of the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, then added the ice cream cone.  The cone was stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock, then hand cut.  The ice cream scoops were stamped in Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party inks, onto their coordinating cardstocks.  I punched out each one using the Tree Builder Punch.  The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Watermelon Wonder ink; it and the Bermuda Bay cardstock behind it were die cut using the Big Shot and the Tags & Labels Framelits.  I just love how I can so easily layer my tags with these dies!

I attached a piece of Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim tied in a bow to the top using a Glue Dot.

sprinkles of life box - top viewIn this picture above, you can see that I used the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch for the top of the box; it tucks inside to close the box nice & snug!

My next project was to find a project in the Annual catalogue, and make it my own.  Well, I don’t know about you, but I find a lot of great stuff in the catalogue – choosing just 1 project to CASE was not easy!  However, since I apparently was in a 3D mood – I decided to CASE the Baker’s Box and a tag found on page 59 – a 2-fer :)  Here are the pictures from the catalogue:

 

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Here are my projects:

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These little boxes are so cute, and easy to make!  All you need to do is die-cut the box 2 times using the Baker’s Box Thinlits (1 for the front, 1 for the back), use your Tear & Tape to put it together, and bah-da-bing,  you’re done!  I wanted a little handle in mine, so I die cut that into the top – that’s included in the Framelits set!

Wondering how I got the word ‘happy’ onto my Baker’s Box?!  It was easier than you think – I just used my new Happy Patterns Decorative Mask!  That’s right – I laid the mask over the die cut Baker’s Box, then sponged the dots & word onto my box, which is Bermuda Bay, in Bermuda Bay ink, to get the tone-on-tone look.  After putting the box together, I tied the top closed by tying a bow using 5/8″ Organza Ribbon.

Next, I went to work on the tag.  I just loved being able to use the mask again to add the dots :)  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink, covered it with Gold Embossing Powder, then heat set it.  I think it looks just gorgeous over the Bermuda Bay dots!  I really liked how they did the embellishments on the tag in the catalogue, so I copied that!  I took 1 of the smallest new Gold Foil  Doilies and cut it in half, and glued it onto the left end of the tag.  I then used the 1″ Circle Punch to punch a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock, and layered that on top of the doily.  Finally, I added a small bow using the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  I attached the tag to the box using a Glue Dot; I think this tag is so gorgeous, whoever receives it will want to keep it! 😉

Here’s a gratuitous close-up of the tag – ’cause I think it’s so gorgeous!

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And of course, you can’t leave the back of the box unfinished – someone may look at it!

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So that’s it for my projects; I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing them!  If you have a moment to leave a comment, I’d really appreciate it; I always look forward to reading what you have to say.

If you’re heading forward, then you’ll need to click the ‘Next’ button and see what amazing projects Debbie Spano has in store for you!  If you want to go back & have another look at Bev’s projects (and no-one would blame you!), just click the ‘Previous’ button, and you’re on your way.

Thanks for spending some time with us – until next time,

Happy stamping!

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PCCCS158 – Paper Craft Crew Challenge

It’s time for another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

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We have another great sketch for you to work from (don’t we always?!) – have a look:

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This sketch gives you lots of different ways to create a design; this is what I came up with:

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My Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper arrived a couple of weeks ago, but this is the first time I’ve pulled it out to use it!    I cut a panel out of the gorgeous rose pattern paper, and used my Blender Pen and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Write Marker to shade the largest rose.   I then matted it on a piece of Basic Black cardstock.  On the Very Vanilla cardstock base, I layered a piece of the Bohemian Designer Series Paper, which has a Blackberry Bliss pattern in it, and wrapped a piece of the Venetian Crochet Trim across the top, then added a knot.  The sentiment, from the Watercolour Wings stamp set, is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, and the banner tail made using the Banner Triple Punch.  I also sponged the edges using a Sponge Dauber and the Blackberry Bliss ink.

The 3 roses are from my ‘retired’ stash; I sponged them with Blackberry ink and the Sponge Dauber, and attached them using Glue Dots.

I don’t usually do a ‘vintage’ look, but I think I managed to pull it off with this card – mostly thanks to the Timeless Elegance DSP!

Hopefully you like my card, and are inspired to do some stamping yourself!   Have a look at what the rest of the design team has created over at the Paper Craft Crew page, then join in the challenge with a card of your own!

Thanks for spending some time with me today :)   Until next time – happy stamping!

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Weekly Deals & 50% OFF Paper Pumpkin

Happy Tuesday, stamping friends! :)  It’s time for some new Weekly Deals, to get your week started off right.

Here’s what we have for you:

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If you don’t already own them, this is the PERFECT time to grab yourself the Bow Builder Punch and the Envelope Punch Board!  These are amazing deals, and you can make some amazing projects with these tools!  Then, once you’ve made your projects, of course you’ll need some embellishments – oh, look – those are on sale, too! 😉  I just love the look of the Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons – plain, or tied with Baker’s Twine or the new Metallic Thread – perfect for just about any project!

In case you’re wondering what the bows look like, that you can make with the Bow Builder Punch – here’s a sample:

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This cute little bunny is dressed up with her bow!

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See this flower in the middle of the note  holder?  Yup – made with the Bow Builder Punch!  If you purchase your Punch from me, I’ll send you a free tutorial on how to make this! :)

I also want to remind you about the current Paper Pumpkin special for new subscribers – it’s on until September 10th!

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Sign up before September 10th, and you’ll get your first 2 months each at half price!!  That’s the same as one month free!  Just CLICK HERE to sign up – make sure you’re on the Canadian site! – use Promo Code HALFOFF (all capital letters – it’s fussy that way), enter your info, choose me as your demonstrator, and you’ll receive your first Pumpkin delivery around September 20th!  When your special red box arrives at your door, you’ll have everything you need – including stamps, inks, die cuts & basic adhesive – for your crafting escape!  Create by yourself, or invite your friends over & have your own pumpkin party; there’s no wrong way to have fun!

I’ll be back later this evening with a new Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge card – I hope to see you then!

Happy stamping!

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Non- Stamping Fun!

I know you don’t expect to hear about ‘non-stamping fun’ from me, but it’s true – it does exist! :)

Thank you very much for making our Creation Station Blog Tour a success; by the number of viewers, I’d say that you’re all looking forward to getting your own copy of the Holiday catalogue!  Aren’t the new products fun?!  Don’t worry – I’ll be sharing more soon, but in the meantime, I’m getting ready for an upcoming Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop this Thursday, and I’m heading out of town for the weekend, too.  So, I’ve lots to prepare for – not to mention the fun we’ll be having at Colleen’s Stampin’ Up! party this Thursday!  :)   I’m really looking forward to having fun with the ladies, meeting new ones, and sharing some of our great products.

A week or so ago, I shared with you that my sister and brother-in-law had been in town to visit, and that we went to our beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park for a nice walk, and to go on the zip line!  Well, I’ve finally been able to conquer the computer demons, and have some pictures to share with you, as well as the quick (as in 19 seconds!) zip line video!

First, here’s  a couple pictures inside the park:

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I think the park curators have done a fabulous job maintaining the plantings, considering the drought we’ve had, and that they have to water everything by hand!

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Can you see the bird, made from plants?  They’re so clever!

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This is part of the park that you ‘fly over’ when on the zip line!  Great view – unless you’re like me – have long hair that covers your face as you spin around on the zip line!

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This is the part where you stand, and get attached to the zip line.  These guys know what they’re doing!  To date, they’ve strapped in hundreds of brides & grooms (yes, in their wedding finery!) plus local news crews & celebrities, such as Todd & Jillian of Love It or List It Vancouver fame!  (I wish I  had met them!)

Here’s a view of where you land; it’s about 600 ft or 190 metres long, and the whole trip takes about 30 seconds from launch to landing.

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The lovely people in this photo are my sister, Fay, and brother-in-law Glenn.  They have to put up with me – we’re related! 😉

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And now – here it is – the whole 19 second video of me (in the white jacket – no, not a straight-jacket!) and my brother-in-law Glenn (brave soul – he  didn’t tell me that he didn’t care for heights until we were being strapped in!) as we fly above the gardens!  My sister, Fay (who decided that just watching was enough for her) did the filming :)

 

Trust me – it was fun, and not at all scary!  If you want scary, or a ‘thrill’ zip line, you  have to go to the big ones, like up Whistler or Grouse Mountains.  Now that I’ve tried this one, I’ll have to take the next step :)

I hope you enjoyed my little show – until next time,

Happy stamping!

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