Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wanna join a stamp club?

Please join me in a great monthly girls night out, full of fun, crafting, eating and laughing! I am gearing up for another great stamp club year and would LOVE LOVE LOVE for you to join us. All you have to do is show up to each meeting and commit to making a $20 order (before shipping and taxes) every month for the next 10 months.

We get started at 7:00 every night at my place (1992 Loudoun Road) and wrap up by 9:00, sometimes 10:00 if there is a lot of chatting (and eating and laughing) going on. ;)

Why join a stamp club?

* This is a great way to build up your supplies gradually. Soon you will have a great collection of stamping products.

* Everyone gets their turn to be the "hostess". This means you collect HOSTESS BENEFITS! You'll get at least $35 in free product on your hostess month. (You could get a lot more!)

* Stamp Club members also receive $5 off every class offered.

* Meet an awesome community of women who share a love of crafting, love Stampin' Up and love to have fun.

* You get to make some AMAZING projects! Every month I will demo a few projects using different techniques and Stampin' Up product and you get to make one of your own to take home!

Check out the projects (cards, gift card holders, boxes, ornaments) we made during the 2011-2012 stamp club year.

Fun, hey?

If you are interested in joining a Monday evening or Tuesday evening club or have any questions, please contact me at

Thanks and I CAN'T WAIT to hear from you.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

MDS 2 is HERE!

Well, if you haven't heard the awesome new yet, MDS2 is HERE!! And guess what? It's AMAZING.

Here's the lowdown:

MDS2 (Software only) $49.95
MDS2 Upgrade (For those who already have MDS and it was purchased prior to May 8, 2012*) $24.95
MDS2+ (Software + $650 worth of content!) $99.95

*If you purchased MDS after May 8th, 2012, you will receive an email from Stampin' Up! with instructions on how to get the MDS2 upgrade for free!

And to continue the excitement of the digital content, here's another doozy! 31% off select MDS downloads for 31 days! That’s right! MDS product is going on sale – embellishments, papers, punches, stamps, kits... you name it! There is something there for everyone, and it’s 31% off! This is a great way to start your digital collection, or add some fun new tools to you creative toolbox! Start shopping now!

If you love what you see here, but aren't sure if digital crafting is right for you, download a FREE 30 day trial and see for yourself!

Thanks Team Canada!

As another summer Olympics comes to a close, I wanted extend a huge thanks to Team Canada for a wonderful Olympics. The medals were great but it was the losses, namely the DQ of the 4x100m Canadian track team which also provided an excellent learning opportunity for my kids: Jared Connaughton showed strength in character by owning up to his mistake, apologizing for it and not placing blame on anybody but a mom trying to raise kids with integrity, this was far more valuable than a bronze medal.

Below is a card I made for general swapping at Convention. I found this on Pinterest by Sarah Wills and LOVED its simplicity.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


...that is the number of these beauties that I made. CRAZY, you ask? Yes I am and it was. But once I saw them here I *knew* they would be perfect for the WOW swap at Convention. Some extra helping hands were involved in the construction of these cards: Ludivine, dimensional-applier extraordinaire and Andy, dimensional expert, professional swap labeller and packager. I can't forget Sue who saved me HOURS of work by advising me to make the stars using a scoring tool dipped in white acrylic paint. Thanks guys for all of your was GREATLY appreciated.

My front room was invaded by 328 aliens:

In case you would like to duplicate these (hehe), here are the following supplies:
Paper: pacific point CS/DSP, real red CS/DSP, lucky limeade, so saffron, basic black
Stamps: make a monster
Ink: basic black, lucky limeade
Punches: 1/16”, ¼”, ½”, 1¼” circle punches, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, word window
Accessories: sponges, googlie eyes, pennies, scoring tool, white acrylic paint

Thanks for visiting!