Who Won Prizes?!


Everyone wants to know – who won prizes?! We had not only the grand ‘door prize’, but we also carried the spirit of Stampin’ Up! events and had ‘prize patrol’ draws throughout.


In case you’re wondering ‘why is it called prize patrol?’ –  it’s because that’s what they’re called at Stampin’ Up! events, held by our home office! At random times throughout the event, they’ll announce they’re about to do a draw – everyone chants ‘prize patrol’, and everyone who has the matching – colour, name, etc., to what is drawn, wins a prize! We kept our a bit simpler; just drawing numbered tickets. Everyone who registered was given 1 draw ticket; if a person registered for 2 events (eg. crop and a class), they were given 2 draw tickets.


Who Won Prizes?!

Marguerite (on the left) was our first winner, of the Fresh Fig ink pad! This was a perfect prize for her, as she’s new to stamping!


Who Won Prizes?!

This is my team member Margaret (left) awarding Ally (granddaughter of team member Lynn) the package of Note Cards & Envelopes! I know Ally will put these to good use – she’s a great stamper, and loves making cards!


Who Won Prizes?!

Several people were holding their breath, hoping to win – but it was Marilyn who was the lucky winner of the Cable Knit Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!


Who Won Prizes?!

Evangeline was thrilled to win the Paper Pumpkin Kit! This was the kit from last Christmas, that made the gorgeous shaker Christmas cards!

After the ‘prize patrol’ draws were done, everyone’s tickets went back into the box to be included for the grand door prize.


Everyone held their breath, while I drew the winning ticket….

Who Won Prizes?!

And it was Colleen (left), a long time customer of  mine, who was the winner of the Grand Prize – the Stamparatus! I was happy to award this fabulous prize to her. Colleen is an avid stamper and all-round crafter, and I know she will love using the Stamparatus to make her projects go quickly & perfectly. Colleen often creates many, many cards for her church groups, so it will come in very handy. To make sure she could start using her Stamparatus right away, the prize included Whisper White cardstock, a package of In Color cardstock, and an ink spot.


I have a few more pictures taken during the event, of the ladies working on their projects.  I hope you have fun looking!

Who Won Prizes?!

Ladies working on their Framed Samplers, while team member Lynn (at the head of the table) watches, ready to assist.

Who Won Prizes?!

Stampers can’t keep going on just ink alone – snacks are necessary, too! Fresh fruit and flavoured popcorn were amongst the snacks available. These ladies are working on the Birthday projects.

Who Won Prizes?!

Jane says ‘stamp’, not ‘cheese’! Here she is at work at her Crop table. I can spy the Waterfront stamp set!

Who Won Prizes?!

Susan and I have been friends most of our lives, so she resigns herself to a photo – knowing I won’t give up until I take one!  (notice she balances out her watermelon slices with a brownie!)

Who Won Prizes?!

Marguerite, who is new to stamping, is rightly very proud of completing her sampler! She may be new to stamping, but she is an avid crafter. Now she has another craft to add to her repertoire!


First, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my team members Lynn and Margaret, who undertook doing this event with me. It was truly a team effort, and you ladies ROCK!! Next, I want to thank the wonderful ladies and gents who helped us; our husbands Al, Vic and Bob; Susan, Karen, Colleen, and Penny who helped us set up & pack up. Last but certainly not least, all the wonderful ladies who supported our event by attending!! Christine, Colleen, Debbie, Evangeline, Jamie Lee, Jane, June, Karen, Marianna, Marguerite, Mary, Marilyn, Penny, Rita, Sarah, Tineke, Ashlynn, Ally and Susan – thank you all so much! It was such a pleasure seeing you all, and we hope to see you all again soon.

Who Won Prizes?!

Crop and Create Fun!


This past Saturday was our first Crop & Create, and I think we can qualify it as a success! Like any new venture, not everything went exactly as planned. Lynn, Margaret and I learned that we definitely need more time for our set up, and the whole event could have been longer. But all in all, we had some wonderful feedback from our guests!


These are a few of the comments and compliments from some of our guests.

Jane saidJust putting my stuff away after a fun afternoon of crafting when I realized………..YOU MADE THE GIFT BAG TOO!!!!!!!!!!!” (Lynn made all of the gift bags, using the Gift Bag Punch Board!)

Rita saidI just want to say thank you for the class that you girls organized for today. All of you put in a lot of work to put this together and it was much appreciated. I enjoyed doing the frame…it is beautiful…and am looking forward to doing the birthday cards from the kit. Again thank you to all of you for the creative afternoon.”

Rita worked so hard on her sampler – and this is where we learned that more time was needed for this intensive class! There were a couple of people who were unable to complete both classes in the time allotted (we had rented the gym for a set time, so couldn’t go past our end time). Fortunately, the Birthday class that Rita took home with her included the Picture Perfect stamp set, the written instructions (including pictures and step by step instructions for each project), and full pre-cut kits for each project.

Mary messagedYou three make a good team.  Thanks for the bag of goodies. ”

And Karen gave us some great feedback on the set up of the Sampler class, which we totally agree with! “Thanks for a lovely afternoon. I am excited to meet up with you again soon. … have all of the items required to make a card etc… at a table/station as you do with your punches. Once finished one would return all items needed to make that card and proceed with the next available card as needed. Would save time and the class/product would remain organized.  Had an awesome time with the ladies nonetheless. ”

We truly appreciate all of the comments from everyone!


We rented the large gym at one of our local recreation centres, which was perfect for our set up! We had 7 Crop tables, 3 tables for the Framed Sampler Class, 4 tables for the Birthday Class, 4 tables for the Tools for the Crop (with 4 Big Shots, 3 Trimmers and cutting tools, 3 Simply Scored Tools, and oodles & oodles of framelits, thinlits, dies and punches!).


Crop and Create Fun!

These are our project display and Paper Pumpkin display tables.  Margaret had stamped, punched and created all of the daisies for the vases around the room – each one was a triple daisy! I think she punched over 100 daisies!

Crop and Create Fun!

We had 2 tables for the snacks and beverages; you can tell that everything wasn’t set out yet, when I took this picture.  Isn’t it great that we were able to find table covers and flowers for decorations to match our colour scheme? Seems that everyone loves Lemon Lime Twist, and Melon Mambo!

Crop and Create Fun!

Here’s Lynn (in the black & white) helping some of the ladies work on their Framed Samplers. Behind the class tables, you can see a small table set up with a Big Shot just for this class, with all the dies needed.  Behind that table, you can see some ladies at their Crop tables.

Crop and Create Fun!

Here’s a group of ladies working on their Birthday class projects. This was the most popular class, and we had 2 sessions of it, back to back, to fit everyone in! I led these classes, and was taking pictures, that’s why you can’t see me! 🙂

I don’t want to overload this post with pictures, so I’ll share some more tomorrow, along with sharing what our prizes were, and who won! It was pretty exciting!


Some of the products we used in the classes are on the retiring list – like the Picture Perfect Party 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack.  (Good news – the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set is carrying over to the new catalogue!).  Be sure to place your order for the retiring products soon, before they sell out!

To view what’s still available in the Retiring categories, click the image below.

Crop and Create Fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog today – be sure to come back tomorrow for more pictures of the wonderful guests and their projects!

Crop and Create Tomorrow

Crop and Create Tomorrow!


I’m so excited – our Crop and Create is tomorrow! My team members Lynn, Margaret and I have been planning and preparing for this for over a month. It’s going to be such fun to see good friends, and make new ones.

We have goody bags, chock full of fun & useful things, ready to present to each of our guests as they arrive. Everyone who has signed up for the Crop will have their own 6 foot long table, all to themselves, to spread out & get busy on their own projects.

For those taking the Classes, all they need is their basic tool kit of scissors, adhesives and bone folders – everything else is ready for them!


This is one of the classes; each participant will create their own framed sampler, with the frame included.

Crop and Create Tomorrow!

I love this sampler; I think it’s perfect for the Spring/Summer season! The great thing is that you if you want, you can swap out the panel that these squares are attached to, and create another sampler for another season, using the same frame!


You really can’t choose a better stamp set than the Picture Perfect Birthday for a birthday themed class! Combine it with the fun Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper, and it’s guaranteed fun.

Crop and Create Tomorrow

For this class there is the ‘polaroid’ theme card, and a fun Z fold card. One gift card holder looks like a card, but has a little pocket inside to fit a gift card. The second gift card holder is made from the Mini Pizza box – adorably decorated! That fun noise maker in the front isn’t a real noise maker – but a roll of LifeSaver candies disguised as a noise maker!


Did I mention the prizes?! Well, we’ll be doing prize draws throughout the event, but I’m keeping them a surprise for everyone! We are having a whopping Door Prize – of a Stamparatus! Yes, one lucky person will WIN a STAMPARATUS before it can be purchased!


Be sure to visit my blog on Monday, as I’ll be sharing pictures from our event!


While you’re waiting for Monday to come around – be sure to check out the Retiring Products! Some have already sold out, so don’t wait too long to decide. Click on my signature below to go to my online store, and have a browse around! Order online, and have your delivery straight to your own door. Don’t forget that you can also order the new In Color ink pads, as well as the Share  What You Love Bundles!

Crop and Create Tomorrow

Garden In Bloom

Garden in Bloom – another retiring stamp set that I’m going to miss! If you don’t already have this stamp set, you really should add it to your collection. With it’s fun, watercolour effect 2 step stamping, it’s a perennial favourite. (did you catch that joke – it has flowers, so…perennial?!)


Garden In Bloom

I combined several retiring products and colours in this card, in case you’re wondering which ones you should order before they’re gone!


Start by stamping the flower, leaves and bee images from the Garden In Bloom stamp set onto Whisper White, in Memento Black ink. Fill in the flowers with Peekaboo Peach ink for the petals, and So Saffron ink for the centers. Use Emerald Envy ink for the leaves, and Daffodil Delight for the bees. With this stamp set being photopolymer, lining up the 2 step stamps is no problem at all!

Create 2 more layers for your focal panel; one from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper, and one from Peekaboo Peach cardstock. Layer them all together with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Create a base panel of Petal Passion DSP, and wrap a length of (retired) Peekaboo Peach ribbon around the middle. Use the Tear & Tape to hold the ribbon in place, around the back.

Finally, attach the panels together, and then onto a card base of Peekaboo Peach cardstock.

This card comes together very quickly, and is a great way to show off the images in the stamp set. You could add a sentiment to the front if you wanted, but I decided to leave it off.


I did decide to add a sentiment to the inside. Attach a panel of Whisper White cardstock to the inside, and stamp the sentiment in Peekaboo Peach ink.

Garden In Bloom

I actually used two of the sentiments from the Garden In Bloom stamp set, because the second one completes the first.


While the stamp sets are guaranteed available until May 25th, everything else is ‘while supplies last’. My advice is to not wait until the 25th to place your order – get your favourites now, before they’re gone!

To see what’s still available, CLICK HERE to check out all the retiring products in my online store. To order the products I used in making this card, click on the product images below.


Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge PCC290

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge PCC290.  This week we have a great sketch for you to use as your inspiration.  Have a look:

PCC290 Sketch Challenge

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge PCC290

Remember that the sketch is your inspiration; you can change the focal shape to a different one, if you want. That’s what I did for my card!


Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge PCC290

I’ve had this Painter’s Palette stamp set since it first arrived, and now it will be retired at the end of this month. I also used a couple of retiring colours; Sweet Sugarplum and Rose Red.


First, stamp the easel image from the Painter’s Palette stamp set twice onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with Soft Suede ink. Next, use the Big Shot with the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut the frame. Use your Paper Snips to hand cut the easel legs and top.

Stamp the sentiment from the Crafting Forever stamp set in Rose Red ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Use Lemon Lime Twist and Sweet Sugarplum ink pads to stamp the dots and brushstroke images around the sentiment. Next, use the next smaller square framelit, and die cut the image to fit inside the picture frame. Attach the die cut sentiment inside the frame, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a 3 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of Whisper White, stamp more brushstroke and splatter images in Lemon Lime Twist and Rose Red ink. Attach the frame over top of them with Dimensionals, then glue the easel top and frames just underneath, with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Finally, finish off the front panel by adding some (retired) Sweet Sugarplum ribbon on each side of the easel, with Mini Glue Dots.

Now attach your image panel to a Sweet Sugarplum cardstock panel, then to a card base of Rose Red cardstock.

Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge PCC290


Get your creative mojo flowing, and join the challenge! First, check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, over on the Paper Craft Crew challenge page. That’s where you’ll find the link, as well. After creating your card, link it up for the challenge!


Not only is the Painter’s Palette stamp set retiring, but so is the Sweet Sugarplum In Color and Rose Red. If you want any of the Retiring Products, be sure to shop soon, before they’re all gone! Click on the product images below to shop in my online store. The good news is that the Crafting Forever stamp set is carrying over, as are the rest of the products I used.


CORRECTION To Special Pre-Order


Hello stamping friend! Just to show that I am human (no robot writes my posts for me!), and do make mistakes – I have a CORRECTION to share regarding the information I shared about the Share What You Love pre-order.


When I shared that you could purchase some items A La Carte – that was INCORRECT. Unfortunately, I read the information wrong, and the A La Carte ordering was for demonstrators only. We demonstrators could start our pre-order in April, and were able to order those items individually.

Now that your customer pre-order has begun, those individual items are not available for purchase until the Annual Catalogue sales period starts on June 1st.


The good news is that you can still order any of the 3 Bundles, with their FREE PRODUCTS included! You can also order the set of new In Color ink pads! And, starting June 1st, all items will be available for individual purchase.

For reference, here again are the Bundles available to order.

Correction to Special Pre-Order

Correction to Special Pre-Order

Correction to Special Pre-Order

Correction to Special Pre-Order

To order, click on any of the images above, or click on the ‘Shop Now’ button below.

Correction to special pre-order


I apologize for any confusion I may have caused, and hope that you haven’t been disappointed! Thank you for hanging in here with me, and getting caught up in the excitement!

Correction to special pre-order


Available Now Pre-Order Suite


It’s here for you now – you can pre-order, just like a demonstrator! The Share What You Love Suite is available for a special pre-order for you, our wonderful customers 🙂

Available Now Pre-Order Suite


These special bundles are for this special pre-order offer only! You will be able to purchase the individual items when the new catalogue starts on June 1st. However, you won’t get the special bundle with the FREE PRODUCTS INCLUDED!

Have a look at these gorgeous bundles, and the free product you’ll receive in each one.


Available Now Pre-Order Suite

The Just Getting Started Bundle is perfect for the new stamper, or someone who just wants a ‘taste’ of the new suite! You’re all set to stamp with an ink pad, cardstock and FREE envelopes!


Available Now Pre-Order Suite

If you’ve already established yourself as a stamper,  you’re going to want a bigger ‘taste’ of the suite, and add to your stash! The A Little More, Please Bundle is just what you need. Check out the gorgeous pearls, pearlized doilies and the FREE envelopes and Embellishment kit!


Available Now Pre-Order Suite

You’re an avid stamper, and you just Gotta Have it All! This bundle ensures that your projects are going to be the best, with the coordinating cardstock for the Specialty Designer Series Paper, and all the fancy embellishments. With this bundle, you get THREE FREE ITEMS – the Statement of My Heart stamp, the Very Vanilla envelopes and the Embellishment Kit.


Why stop with the new Share What You Love Suite – get the pack of 5 new In Color Ink Pads – at a discount!

Available Now Pre-Order Suite

Save 10% over the individual pricing when you purchase this special bundle of the 5 new In Color ink pads. Because – you know you want ’em! 🙂 Be the envy of your friends when you’re the first to get not just the new colours, but also the new ink pad style! They’re easier to open, and the ink solution contains an ‘anti-foaming’ agent, so no more bubbles of ink on the top of your ink pad.


Looking for something else? We’ve got you covered! You can order some of the individual items from the bundles! Check them out below.

Available Now Pre-Order Suite

So, if you like to have extra ink pads, you can get them in one of the Bundles above, and get an extra one individually! Just add them onto your order, using the individual product number. Like more ribbon? Grab another roll of the pretty Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon!


As I’m sure you know, when new products come out, everyone wants them all NOW! That means that some items may go on backorder. So make sure you get your order in right away, and avoid having to wait.  Click on the SHOP NOW button below, and order directly from my online store. It’s open 24/7, so there’s no waiting for me to put in an order. Plus, you’ll get your delivery straight to your own front door!

Available Now Pre-Order Suite

Available Now Pre-Order Suite

Special Pre-Order Share What You Love Suite


Stampin’ Up! has created the perfect bundles to spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with these amazing Bundles!

Special Pre-Order Share What You Love Suite


This special pre-order is available for customer from May 1st – May 31st, only! You’ll want to take advantage of these special Bundles, which include not only special pricing, but also FREE PRODUCTS! 


  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.
  • If items in the bundles become unavailable during the sales period, available items will ship, and backordered items will ship separately when available. Watch the Inventory Status Report for the latest updates on item availability.

Customer Sales Period Deadlines

  • Phone: May 31, 2018; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: May 31, 2018; 11:59 PM (MT)

Did you catch the 3rd line above, that I highlighted?! If you Join my Team as a demonstrator during May, you can choose one of these Bundles as part of your Starter Kit – and still get the FREE products included in the Bundle! Woot!! Your Starter Kit is still $165 of your choice of Stampin’ Up! products, while you pay only $135, and still get FREE SHIPPING!


Of course, seeing is believing for how cute these Bundles and products are – so watch while Brandi from the Home Office shows them off!


Demonstrators were able to start ordering these bundles on April 1st, so I know how fast they’ve been flying off the shelves! Not only do you get your hands on new product from a brand new Suite before the Catalogue starts, you can ALSO get the NEW IN COLOR INK PADS – at a special Bundle price! This means that whichever bundle you decide to purchase, you’ll be ready to start stamping and creating as soon as you receive your delivery!

Starting tomorrow, May 1st, you can place your order. So my advice to you is this; get your must have list ready, so that you can CLICK MY SHOP  NOW BUTTON right away, tomorrow morning!

Special Pre-Order Share What You Love Suite

Special Pre-Order Share What You Love Suite

What’s Going On?!


If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you might just be wondering what’s going on?! I mean – where the heck have I been hiding, and why haven’t I had a new post for  you every day? That’s how it usually goes; Monday to Friday, you can count on a new post from me. Sometimes on the weekend too, if there’s something special happening.

Well, what’s been going on is that I’ve been very busy with 2 of my team members, Lynn and Margaret, with preparations for our upcoming Crop & Create! Yesterday, Thursday, was the last day to register for the 2 classes being offered. The registration for the Crop is still open, until May 1st. For more information on the Crop & Create and how to register, check out THIS POST.

What's Going On?!

I’m happy to say that we now have EVERYTHING ready for both classes – that includes all the kits cut and sorted, and ready for each participant. We’ve each been working on our part of the goody bags that everyone who attends will receive – we think you’re going to be thrilled with what you get! Today we’re putting them all together 🙂

I still have to initial all of my punches, dies, embossing folders and my Big Shot and Paper Trimmer, as I’ll be bringing all of them along for the Crop registrants to use. That’s a LOT of things I have to mark! The other team members will be bringing their tools as well, so there will be a huge selection to use, and no line ups, as we’ll have multiple Big Shots!

I did carve out a wee bit of time yesterday to make this card to share with you! I used the lovely Delightful Daisy suite of products.


What's Going On?!

Terrific news – the Daisy Delight stamp set and the Daisy Punch ARE carrying over to the new Annual catalogue! I’m so glad, because I just love this set. The bad news is that the BUNDLE special pricing is NOT carrying over. Which means if you want to get both of them together and SAVE 10%, you need to order before May 31st!


I decided to combine some of the new In Colors inks for this card. First, on separate Whisper White cardstock stamp the daisy image twice. I used the new Blueberry Bushel ink. Stamp the middle of the Daisy. I used the new Pineapple Punch for the base, then stamped the texture detail in Grapefruit Grove.  You’re going to love these new colours!

Use the Daisy Punch to punch out each daisy, then cut each one in half with your Paper Snips. Attach 3 half daisies on top of each other with Mini Glue Dots. Next, stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White in the Blueberry Bushel ink.

Use the Banner Triple Punch to create banner tails on each end of the sentiment, and on one end of a 2″ x 4″ strip of Delightful Daisy DSP. Cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of the dotted Delightful Daisy DSP, and attach it to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, stamp the flower stem in the new Call Me Clover green ink, directly onto the DSP. Attach the punch daisy flower at the top of the stem with another Dimensional. Now, attach the banner DSP to the left of the daisy, and the sentiment across the bottom, with more Dimensionals.

Finish off the card front by attaching 3 Pearl Basic Jewels to the upper right hand corner of the card front.

What's Going On?!


I generally handwrite a message on the inside of my thank you cards, so I didn’t stamp a sentiment. But I couldn’t just leave a blank inside panel! I stamped the small daisy image from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Blueberry Bushel ink down the right side of the panel.

What's Going On?!


Unfortunately, the pretty Delightful Daisy DSP has already sold out, as it was on the Retiring List. Make sure you don’t miss out on any more of the retiring products – I’d hate to see  you with a sad face! Stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25th; after that, they join the rest of the retiring products in the ‘while supplies last’ category. So please, if you’re thinking that you want a particular Bundle (you save 10%, remember!), or any other product now is not the time to procrastinate!


Click on the product images below, or on my signature, to order your supplies. Be sure to browse while you’re in my online store; it’s open 24/7, so the only thing you have to worry about is getting what you want, before it’s gone. Don’t make me say “I told you so!”  If  you have any questions, please leave a comment on this post – I love to read what you think about my projects – or send me an email. Although the new ink pads are pictured, you won’t be able to order them – yet! You will have a chance next month in a special ‘pre-order like a demo’, so stay tuned! 🙂


Two Great Ways to Get Your Paper Pumpkin!


It’s a Paper Pumpkin Spring Cleaning Sale!! But you’ll need to act fast, because they’re already selling out!


The above Past Kits and Refills are now on sale – some as low as $2.50!! That’s right – only two dollars and fifty cents – that’s a 75% saving! Some kits/refills have already sold out, even before I had a chance to write this post (the sold out ones are NOT featured above – I’m not that mean!)


Sad that the kit or refill that you wanted isn’t listed, or is already sold out? No worry – subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before May 10th, and you’ll get your first 2 MONTHS AT 50% OFF!
Two Great Ways to Get Your Paper Pumpkin
Click the above picture, enter your personal information and enter the promotional code SAVEFIFTY0418, and you’ll get 50% off both the May AND June Paper Pumpkin Kits!


As I said, the Spring Clearance Sale is selling out quickly, so don’t delay in ordering! Simply click on the product images above, and  you’ll be taken to my online store. Use Host Code KWPTAWEH and if your order is $50 or more this month, I’ll send you a ‘thank you’ gift, in May!
To qualify for the 50% Off promotion, you MUST subscribe before May 10th! After that, the prices go back to regular, full pricing. So don’t be sad – get your subscription started, and then sit back, and wait for your box of creativity to be delivered to your day, mid-May.
Two Great Ways to Get Your Paper Pumpkin