Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Up to 50% off Holiday Sale Starts Tomorrow

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Wow just in time to check items off your Christmas list Stampin' Up is offering its Holiday Sale with up to 50% off a wide range of products! Click the image to open the PDF file and get your wishlist going! 

Do not miss tomorrows flash sale ~ one day only the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Board AND the Many Marvelous Markers are on sale for 30% off retail value!

If you are placing an online order this weeks hostess code is 9JWKUQ7N.

Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Beautiful Banners



Are you hosting a gathering of loved ones in your own home this season?

Quickly coordinate your home d├ęcor with our awesome Create a Banner kit .... a wonderful way to to welcome your guests customizable to any salutation you want. 

Plus we have numerous amazing coordinating products to make invitations, favors and more that will make your party a memorable event for all.

Give me a shout with your needs and I can help you with some ideas to really make your holidays special this year!

Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy 25th Anniversary


Wow check out the list of  of stamp sets on sale for 25% off in honor of the 25th Anniversary of Stampin' Up! 

Perfect timing to grab some items off  your own wishlist or the wishlist of others just in time for the Christmas season!



Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hybrids are not just for cars ;)


 I just LOVE our My Digital Studio program ~ so versatile, so easy and so fun to use ~ just look how stunning this Halloween layout for an upcoming class is? I left my photos out so you can imagine your own in there!

My Digital Studio allows you to create gorgeous scrapbook playouts in no time flat which you can than either save to a Jpeg and enjoy in a digital frame OR you can send the file off and have it printed out in whatever size you designed it in and display it in a scrapbook or frame ~ see what I mean about versatile?

Plus if that were not enough reason to love it ... because all our products coordinate it allows you to also 'plan out' your layouts and make sure you have a well balanced and stunning piece you are going to be happy with ... no more waste when you have My Digital Studio! Once you've designed something you know you'll love than you can use your 'digital template' to create a traditional layout using real life stamps, papers and embellishments. 

Plus it gets even BETTER .... love one of our designer series paper sets or stamp sets but do not need the WHOLE set for your project? Purchase it as a digital download for a fraction of the cost and than print out just the amount of paper you need for your project or your 'stamped image' and create the elusive HYBRID project ... this is what we will be doing on Sunday October 20th at our Scrapbook crop ... creating both of these hybrid Halloween layouts! 

Why not come join us and see what it is all about? RSVP here

Do not have My Digital Studio? You can download a free 30 day trial HERE!

Happy Stampin'
Margaret


Thursday, October 10, 2013

It is Thank you Thursday

Epic Day DSP
To celebrate YOU we have a gift of 25% off a delightful selection of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper for all your paper crafting needs :)

Our paper is wonderful for creating cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, bling to a school project and well so much more!


Etcetera DSP
For today only Stampin' Up! is offering 25% off these 4 DSP options ... think I might have to stock up on some myself cause I love a good deal and well I can always use more paper!

SoHo Subway
 You can order directly online and have it shipped directly to you OR if you are local to London just shoot me an email and I can add to my order going in tonight and help lower the shipping costs.

Happy Stampin
Margaret

I am ME DSP

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wow your loved ones this Hoiday ....

  check out our new Pop and Place Holiday Gift Tags!


Our new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs - and typical of the amazing Stampin' Up! products they coordinate with our existing punches and die tags!

A perfect compliment to the Season of Style products in the 2013 holiday catalog to allow you to create amazing designs to wow your family this holiday season.


And want to know something really exciting? There are a few different options for you to choose from depending on your needs!

Choose to purchase separately ....

The Pop and Place Holiday Gift Tags Book 
Item #134975 for $11.95

The Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set 
Item # 134623 for $16.95

OR BUNDLE and SAVE

Purchase the Pop and Place Holiday tag set and Christmas Tabables Photopolymer stamp set as a bundle 
Item #135921 for $22.95

New to stampin' ... get a GIFT TAG STARTER KIT with everything you need to create some amazing tags to wow your loved ones with this holiday season.

Holiday Tag Set,  Christmas Tagable Stamp Set, Soft Suede Ink spot and Clear Block C
Item #135290 for $27.95

Happy Stampin'
Margaret





Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wild about Washi Tape?

This and That Washi Tape
TODAY ONLY join me for a Terrific Thursday deal .... order any of the following Washi tape bundles for 25% off!

You can place your order either online using the hostess code 42Q6YRB7 or shoot me an email before 8pm tonight and I will add it to my order going in tonight before the sale ends tonight.

Witches Brew Washi Tape
Get wild about Washi today ... it has so    many paper crafting uses and adds some nice character and bling to any project!

   
Happy Stampin'
Margaret
 


Epic Day Washi Tape




Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Get your Digital groove on!

How cool are these?

My Digital Studio has new POSTCARD print options .... just love this cool save the date sample shown here for a wedding invitation!

If you've never used the My Digital Studio you should totally take advantage of the FREE 30 day trial to see what it can do for you ... click here to visit my store for more info on downloading your free version today! Great for making your own personalized Christmas cards, scrapbooking pages and even great for creating business flyers, cards and other promotional info!


Plus there are amazing resources and support for ideas and tricks and techniques available at the My Digital Studio forum and if you want more support in taking your digital crafting to the next level I offer monthly classes featuring new and different tricks with the software options ~ check out my event page for upcoming classes!

Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trick or Treat


Trick or Treat Favor boxes
 Halloween is coming ~ my spouses favorite holiday of the year! He loves to go all out decorating the house ~ we seem to somehow have endless storage space for Halloween decorations but whoa is me if I come home with something 'season and pretty' that needs storage. 

Needless to say he is always ecstatic when I get out my Halloween stamp stash and get to making Halloween Decor for the house and for the kiddies who come trick or treating

The Trick or Treat favor boxes are awesome for the daycare Halloween party ~ I usually fill them with stickers, stamps and Halloween tattoos.

For the trick or treaters who come door to door I usually opt for a hand stamped tag and we have a selection of treats we hand out depending on the age of the trick or treater.
Tags for loot bags
Lots of sweet treats for sale!

Photos are examples of items I will have for sale at the London Christian Elementary School Fall Fest this Saturday ~ come find us at 202 Clarke Road in London. 

Happy Stampin' 
Margaret

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saying Thank You ~ makes Scents

Just wanted to share a previous example of some custom ordered thank you card designs I had made for a wonderful Scentsy consultant to share with her team and customers ~ I love my Scentsy and making these cards were so super fun to do.
 






In my opinion nothing says THANK YOU like a hand stamped card to show someone that you truly appreciate them ~ and what is even better is when it's a card that can tie in your company branding and help your customer remember you not just for  your excellent customer service but for your thoughtful card as well!  

The possibilities for creative custom thank you cards and materials for your business are endless ~ this is the inside of a card sample that holds a business card inside so it does not 'get lost' for new customers or it can be used as a 'welcome card' for potential hostesses.
Mini purses ~ make perfect and memorable 'sample' holders

My mini purses are always a hit ... perfect for holding business card and Scent samples and if your company allows I can even add your actual logo to your custom ordered card to make that 'brand specific' thank you card even more memorable!


Side view shows that there is room in the little purse to add literature and samples!
 If you are interested in purchasing some custom made cards or purses please give me a shout I would love to hook you up!

 Custom Designed Card Price List
$6 each for full size ~ 3x3 mini cards are $2.50 each
$25 for set of 5 ~ 3x3 minis cards $10 for set of 5
$40 for set of 10 ~ 3x3 mini cards $15 for a set of 10

Mini Purses Price List
$5 each
$20 for set of 5
$30 for set of 10

Happy Stampin'
Margaret





Thursday, September 26, 2013

Festive Flurries

Working on my custom card requests ... have a few for "snowflake" themed cards perfect excuse to bring out my Festive Flurries set.

Must say I am enjoying this stamp set immensely - it is so fun to create with and so many options of card designs and styles too - loving the blue inks we have out right now too ... Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Island Indigo seriously just their names are fun :)

If you are free this Saturday don't forget to come by the Women inProgress Expo at the Western Fair and find our booth N 106

Happy Stampin'
Margaret 


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Take Heart Tea Tags

Had so much fun creating these custom tags for Take Heart Canada .... Deb's won the 10 custom cards in our Triple D's Run for the Cure online auction and we truly appreciate her support in helping us to raise $724!

I was excited when she said she would like something 'tea themed' to use as tags on her new 'trivets' for her business because it gave me a chance to play with the Tea Shoppe stamp set that I had bought with intention of creating lots of cool scrapbook layouts and some tea tin bling but have not had a chance to play with it yet ~ this gave me the push I needed to get my creative funk on ~ I loved how they turned out. 

Take Heart Canada owner Deb is a local mompreneur whose family based business offers  a heartfelt and unique way to express love to children and comfort them when you are apart. Her wonderful comfort hearts are for children and adults too and are perfect for anytime we are apart from those we love. Memorial hearts are also available and a perfect way to include children in funeral services, memorials and celebrations of life. They also now make adorable felt ball necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings (including clip on). If you have a moment stop by her website for more info, like her on Facebook to stay up to date on new products or find her at local vendor shows OR you can shop now at her Etsy shop!

Added some Crystal Effects to the flowers for some bling!
These ones I added a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to portions
Covered the entire tea cup on a few with Chrystal Effects for a different look
Had fun stacking some on top of each other ~ tea party fun complete!
Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Postively Perfect Photo-polymer stamps

Loving the new line of photo-polymer stamps from Stampin' Up ~ if you have not had a chance to check them out click the video to show how versatile they can be ... a must have for any paper crafter! 

Than check out these new little travel sets this month ~ they are so adorable. Great for both card making, scrapbook layouts AND doing up home decor and gifts for loved ones!




















Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sweet Sweets

Working on some pink ink chocolate bar wrappers to sell at our fundraising table this weekend - took great restraint not to eat my work!

Come on out to the Healthy Minds Retail Extravaganza this Saturday and check out all our fabulous Pink Ink Stamp 4 a Cure items up for sale ~ all proceeds from pink themed items will be going to the Triple D's Dynamic Daring Diva's Run for the Cure fundraising goal of $1500 this year!

Event starts at 10am at the United Church 135 Wellington St., Saint Thomas, Ontario

Happy Stampin'
Margaret 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wicked Cool treat holders

Well I had so much fun making the Pink Ink Chocolate Hope treat holders that I decided to whip up a few Spooky Halloween treat holders for the kiddies too ~ these would be so quick and easy to make up to send with the kiddies to school at Halloween or as 'favors' for a Halloween party.

Featuring the now retired Wicked Cool stamp set which was just to wicked cool to be retired but obviously I do not get to pick and choose what gets sent into retirement ~ but thankfully I am free to keep retired product for my personal stash!

Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Chocolate HOPE


These were so fun to make ~ little Pink Ink Chocolate Hope Treat holders for our CIBC Fundraising vendor shows coming up this month ~ featuring the Fight Like a Girl Hope Ribbon stamp and paired with Strength and Hope stamp set and the little Papillion Butterfly from Stampin' Up!

Plus so excited to share that we have lots of bidding going on over at the Triple D's Dynamic Daring Diva's online auction ... if you love Stampin' Up products and live in the London area you should pop by and check it out cause there are several wonderful Stampin' Up! bundles up for bid plus many other wonderful business are participating to!

Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rock-n-Roll Fun


Technique Tuesday was a rock-n-roll blast this week ~ in addition to our technique card we made two wonderful cards for participants to take home and share this coming holiday season! 

Our first card featured the Snow Day stamp set ~  this little dude is just so stinking cute and he makes me want to sing Frosty the Snowman and drink hot chocolate! I just love how our Dazzling Diamonds glitter looks like glistening snow ~ perfect accent for this set!

Our second card featured the Ornaments Keepsake stamp set which is so lovely it got carried over from last years holiday mini ~ I really love how the rock-n-roll technique looks on this card and the Lovely as a Tree stamp set is a perfect compliment for this set as the ornaments dangle off the branches! I also want to say a huge thank  you to class participants for showing their own creative flare and rock-n-rolling their branches as well with two tones of green ~ it really gave the branches depth and realism and if I recreate this card in the future I am so going to be borrowing that idea! 

Also getting excited that there are only a TWO sleeps left to go before our Online Auction for the Run for the Cure goes live ~ if you have not already pop on by and check out our Triple D's Dynamic Daring Diva's auction album!

Now to get back to the craftroom and get busy prepping for the Healthy Minds 1st Annual Retail Therapy Extravaganza on Saturday September 14th in St. Thomas ... pop on by and check out their event on Facebook for more info!
 

Happy Stampin'
Margaret


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Butterflies bundled with Snow?

September brings an awesome bundle from Stampin' Up! 15% off the Papillion Buttefly stamp set when you bundle it with the Bitty Butterfly punch ... this stamp set featuring 6 gorgeous butterflies is my ultimate favorite butterfly collection and likely most used stamp set in my collection! Great for birthday, wedding, thank you and sympathy cards as well as accents to any scrapbooking page the possilbilities for its use are endless and the butterfly punch allows you to create butterflies that float right off your page!

Plus just loving the continued surprises each month with our Best of 25 years stamps returning for a limited time ~ from now until March 31st you can order any of the Best of Stamp sets including Augusts Halloween set and September's Autumn set! For a complete list of the Best of 25 years please check out my website!


Plus so excited about this little stamp set from in the Holiday mini ~ Snow Day ... know it is early to be dreaming of snowman but he was just too cute not to play with already and I just had to share him with you ... punched his little hat out with our square punch and word window and accented with the branch for the  bird builder punch and the mini accent flower!

Happy Stampin'
Margaret



Saturday, August 31, 2013

Inspired by an Invitation ...

Anyone whose stamped with me knows I love any reason to get my extra BLING on when making hand stamped projects and this grogeous wedding card was no exception!

I got totally inspired by Candice and Matt's lovely wedding invitation which reminded me of the wonderful now retired but still loved French Foilage stamp set ... this was a perfect reason to bring it back out from my retired collection!

I created some gorgeous little flower embellishments using the 1 3/4" Scallop circle and Boho Blossoms punches. Quickly sponged their edges with either Wild Wasabi or Pink Pirouette inks and than spritzed them with Smooch spray adhering them together with our glimmer brads or candy dot brads and scattered them along the stamped leaves using glue dots ... just love the effect this created of a flowering bush.

The Papillion Potpourri butterflies were stamped on vanilla card stock with Pink Pirouette ink and easily punched out with the Elegant and Bitty butterfly punches and some rhinestone bling used to accent their bodies. They float nicely around the Word Play 'Happy I Do Day' sentiment which has been punched out with the Wide Oval punch and framed nicely with the Designer Frames oval embossing folder .... creating what I hope is a stunning wedding card for my little cousin and his bride on their big day!

Sending out some love and light today to both Matt and Candice ... I am so excited to be able to share their special day with them!

Happy Stampin'
Margaret

 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Frosted Finishes

I must say that I am definitely loving the new Thinlits Card dies ... this is the Circle one and it allows you to make awesome fancy fold cards in such seconds ...  just imagine your loved one opening up this beauty when the Christmas Season hits.

 Add to it the awesome Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating thinlits and you have endless opportunities for quick and easy cards that are truly stunning to send out this year!

I think the Frosted Finishes embellishments are just the frosting on the cake with this years Holiday mini options ... the photos do not do the little snowflakes bling factor any justice plus hiding on the flip side of the grey portion is our awesome Winter Frost Designer Series paper ... breath taking!

Want to see them in person ~ check out my upcoming events either on my website or on my Facebook page.

Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Feeling Tickled Pink ...

Tickled pink about all the awesome Stamp 4 a Cure Pink Ink creations that we are making for the Triple D's ~ Dynamic Daring Divas CIBC Run  for the Cure fundraising ... a huge thank you to team member Lisa for all her help stampin' with me as well as all the other team members who are helping with our online auction efforts!

I am loving playing with all the pink ink, papers, embellishments and BLING that is going on in the craft room lately ... this card is just STUNNING in person featuring the Ornaments Keepsake and Lovely as a Tree stamp sets on Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose papers with a sentiment from Many More Merry Messages ... come on out to one of our many upcoming craft shows this Fall and see it in person!

Happy Stampin'
Margaret

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stamp 4 a Cure - Pink Ink new editions

Getting busy this weekend stampin' with pink ink creating Breast Cancer Awareness and Support cards for upcoming Fall craft shows!