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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Just Released!! Four new Sale-A-Bration products just for you!

Stampin' Up! has added four brand new items to the FREE Sale-A-Bration list.

These items are available now (March 1st) for you to earn with every $60 you spend (before S&H and tax) on Stampin' Up! product.

EMAIL ME now, or CLICK HERE to go to my online store and place your order.

Have a Crafty Day! ............   Glenda

Thursday, February 26, 2015

My Stampin' Studio and Craft Room

Thought I would share my Stampin' Studio where I hold classes, and My Craft Room where all the magic happens!

 This is my Stampin' Studio where classes are held.

More Studio ....

 Inspiration walls in my Studio ....

In My Craft Room, where the magic happens.....

Having difficulty today uploading pictures.  Will post this and try again to add some more at a later date.

Have a crafty day ......  Glenda

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - Tues Feb 24 to Mon Mar 2, 2015

The latest Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Some great deals on ribbon and baker's twine this week.  Not to mention the Sequins!!!
EMAIL me to order, or go directly to my ONLINE STORE.

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Stamp-A-Stack class cards #4

The final card for my February Sheltering Tree Stamp-A-Stack class is Winter.  I added a bit of bling to make it pop.  This is definitely one of my favourite stamp sets, right up there with Lovely As A Tree!
Here's Winter for you ....

Light and fluffy was the theme for this card and it was achieved by using Soft Sky Classic Pad for the snowflakes and the snow.  In the snow I stamped twice before reinking the stamp to get the two levels of ink effect.  And you can never have enough bling, right????
Looks like I made my second Christmas card of the year!  I challenged myself to make a Christmas card a month all year long so when September comes and it's time to start Christmas card classes, I will already have some made and available.These cards were all cased from Patty Bennett. Thanks, Patty!
Supplies I used for this card are listed below ......

Happy Stampin' ......

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weekly Deals - Tues Feb 17 to Mon Feb 23, 2015

Hi Everyone

Today is Weekly Deal release day.  Stampin' Up! has released some great new deals this week.

Click HERE to go to my online store for more information or to place an order.  You can also contact me via EMAIL and I will order for you.  I have an order going in tomorrow morning (Wed Feb 18, then again on Sun Feb 22).

Have a great day!                 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February Stamp-A-Stack class cards #3

The third card in my Sheltering Tree series for the February Stamp-A-Stack class is Fall (or Autumn if you prefer) ......

Last fall we drove to the northern part of our province, British Columbia, Canada, for a fall visit with our son and Daughter-in-law.  This was the colour of the trees for the whole trip.  Such a bright fun yellow colour that just made you want to stop the car and jump in the piles.  Each year we make a HUGE pile of leaves in our yard and invite the grandchildren over.  We thuroughly enjoy running and jumping in the pile, then laying down and getting covered.  It is so much fun to be a Gramma, I now have the excuse to do some of the kid activities I loved as a child and no one looks at me funny!!!  Yay for Grandchildren.
The supplies I used are listed below.

Thanks Patty Bennett for these great cards.

Hope you get the chance to do some frivolous activity too!  Happy Stampin' .....
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

February Stamp-A-Stack class cards #2

Hello!!!  I am back today with card #2 from my February Stamp-A-Stack class.  The only stamp set we used for all 4 cards of this class was Sheltering Tree.  We did 4 cards, one for each season.  Here is Summer ....

The bike in this set comes in 2 pieces.  First you stamp the wheels/seat/handlebars. Then you stamp the frame over top using whatever colour matches your card.  I used Blackberry Bliss for this card so it ties in with the Blackberry Bliss cardstock frame around the Whisper White piece.  The Sheltering Tree stamp set is Photopolymer and so very easy to line up one stamp with another to get a perfect image every time!

Thanks to Patty Bennett for these great cards!

Have a crafty day! . . . . . . . .   

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Weekly Deals - Tues Feb 10 to Mon Feb 16, 2015 and a new Photopolymer Stamp Set

Good Morning everyone!

Today is Weekly Deals release day.  I LOVE Tuesdays!  Another great selection of products on sale for 25% off the original price.

You can click HERE to go to my online store for more information.  Once you are there, just click on the picture of the item you want to see more information for, and it will take you to another page where you can get all the deets!

Also released today is another Photopolymer stamp set called Lovely Amazing You. 
 HERE is the link to the stamp set and information in my online store .....

I hope you get a chance to be crafty today!  Happy Stampin' ...  

Monday, February 9, 2015

February Stamp-A-Stack class cards #1

The first class I hold each month is a Stamp-A-Stack class.  We get together and make either 3 cards (one of each different card), or 6 cards (2 of each different cards).  The stamp set of the month is Sheltering Tree and that was the theme of February's SAS. The cards were for each season using Sheltering Tree, here is the first card from that class ....

This is the Spring card.  The supplies used are listed below.  For all 4 cards, the only stamp set I used is Sheltering Tree. What a great and versatile stamp set this is, it has something for every occasion you can think of in one stamp set.  It is Photopolymer so very very easy to line up your stamping .

I completely forgot to give credit to Patty Bennett for these great cards!

I hope you get time to stamp today!  Happy Stampin' ....         
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Catholic School Week 2015

This is Catholic School week.  Our local grandsons go to the Catholic school where we live.  We whipped up some cute mini calendars and a Thank You tag to enclose with them for the teachers in the school.

I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp the blotches behind the calendar, then added a double butterfly and some bling.  The stamp on the tag is retired, but I think it is great!

Happy Stampin' ..... 

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Weekly Deals - Tues. Feb 3 to Mon Feb 9, 2015

Stampin' Up! released this week's Weekly Deals!  They are awesome as usual.  Something for everyone .....

Click on the picture above to go to my online store (Canadian) for all the details.

I will be placing an order on Sun Feb 8th if you want to order anything.  Or you can order yourself through my online store.  If you use the Host Code GHB4BC2M , you will get a hand stamped card from me!  Don't forget to allow me to get the information on your order, or I won't be able to send your card to you!

Monday, February 2, 2015

January Fun With Blendabilities class card #2

Last post I shared one of the cards we made in my January Fun With Blendabilities card class.  Today I am here to share the second card with you ......

I made 2 versions of this card. The top one uses Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities.  The second one uses Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities.  Then on the second one I took the lightest Coastal Cabana and did some background colouring.  A butterfly from Pappillon Potpourri and a sentiment from Wetlands finishes off the card.  I used Dazzling Details for the body of the butterfly.  Then I used the White Signo Gel Pen to do some highlights in the centers of the flowers.

Colouring is so much fun, and these Blendabilities Markers by Stampin' Up! make it even more fun!  Want to try it?  Join us on Friday, February 27th for my next class.  We will make 2 more cards using these markers.

Have a crafty day ...... 

Here's a list of supplies I used .....

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

January Fun With Blendabilities class card #1

Once a month I have a Fun With Blendabilities class where we do some colouring with the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Markers.  This month we coloured 2 great Stampin' Up! stamps, here is the first one ....

This is the new Indescribable Gift stamp set.  It is such a beautiful blossom stamp, we decided it was apple blossoms. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, also new in the Occasions Catalogue.  I used the new Blendabilities colours Pink Pirouette and Wild Wasabi.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of whisper white cardstock, then we used the Note Tag punch to punch it out.  Once it was punched, we turned it around and inserted the straight end back into the punch and punched it again so both ends look the same.  A great alternate way to use this versatile punch.  A couple of dabs of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter finishes off the card.  Cuz a card just isn't the same without bling on it!!!!

I will be back next time with the second card from my January Fun With Blendabilities class.

Have a crafty day ........     

Here's a list of the supplies we used:
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 2015 Stamp--A-Stack cards - #3

Back to share the final card of the three we made in my Stamp-A-Stack class on January 9th ....

I found this one on Pinterest and loved it at first sight.  A complete list of supplies is below my signature.

HERE is a link to my online store for Canadians to purchase Stampin' Up! supplies.
HERE is a link to my online calendar so you can see my upcoming classes and sign up to join us
HERE is a link to my email if you would like to contact me.
I will send you kits for any of the cards I share with you (excluding stamped images).  Just contact me for more information!

The new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue sure has some awesome products in it.  I will begin showcasing these products over the next posts.  I hope you will return to see what I have been creating.

Have a crafty day ...                  

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Weekly Deals - Tues Jan 27 to Mon Feb 2, 2015

Another group of wonderful Weekly Deals were released today!  Everything Embossing!

Here is what is on sale this week.  (click on the picture to go to my online store for more information or to order)

I can't wait to wake up on Tuesday mornings and hit the computer to find out what is on sale this week.  You can save 25% on these great deals, but they are only available for one week.
Don't wait, email me right away, or order online and use this Hostess Code: DY76WNUT. You will receive a hand stamped card from me.  Don't forget, if your order is over $200, don't use the Hostess Code because you will qualify for Hostess Rewards of your own. Canadians only please.  

Have a crafty day!    

Sunday, January 25, 2015

January 2015 Stamp--A-Stack Class cards - #2

Back again to share the second of the three cards we made in my January 9th Stamp-A-Stack class .....

I received this one in a swap I did a few months ago from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Barb Tripps.  I changed the ribbon on it, but the rest is as she created it.  A list of the supplies I used is below.

Click HERE for a direct link to my online Canadian store if you would like to purchase any Stampin' Up! products.  Also, click HERE for a link to my online calendar for all my upcoming classes, then EMAIL me to sign up for a class and come and join us. I also offer card kits for any of my classes (excluding the stamped images).

Have a crafty day!  .................. 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 2015 Stamp--A-Stack Class cards - #1

Hello!  I decided to do some more blogging and to start with the cards we created in my January classes.
Today I will show you one of the cards from the Stamp-A-Stack class we had on January 9th.

I received this card from my friend and fellow demonstrator, Mi Ran, and updated it to use current products.  Here is what the inside looks like ......  so cute!!!!

The products I used for my card are listed below.
I have all my classes for February set.  Click HERE for a link to my online calendar, then EMAIL me if you would like to join us for a class.  I will also ship card kits (excluding stamped images) anywhere.

Have a crafty day!                          

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Oh, Hello Thank you card ...

This was one of my Thank You cards for orders placed in March ....

Sometimes I have a LOT of Thank You cards to make. Each customer within an order gets the same card, but each order has a different card.  And, if you are out of town and order online, you get a different card altogether.  This one is mailed to you.  Want a card of your own?  Just POP OVER TO MY ONLINE STORE and place an order.  If you contact me I will send you the Hostess Code for the current order.

  Stamp:  Oh, Hello
  Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Memento Black (we will be selling this soon!!! so excited!!!)
  Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
  Other:  Nothing at all.

Happy Stampin' and have a great day ..... 

Monday, May 12, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - The Pillow Gift

I know I said these posts were over, but I thought I would share this great little treat holder with you .....

It is also known as a Cracker Treat Holder because it looks a lot like a Christmas Cracker.  You use the Envelope Punch Board to punch holes at each end to allow you to "gather" it with ribbon.  If you go to and search for Christmas "Cracker, Envelope Punch Board " you will get lots of videos on how to make this, so I am not going to go into depth here.  A video is much better, don't you think?

  Stamps:  Chalk Talk
  Ink:  Strawberry Slush
  Paper:  Strawberry Slush, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White
  Other:  Envelope Punch Board, Chocolates of your choice, Silver Ribbon, Banners Die #2

The best part of these treat holders is opening them and eating the truffle chocolates I put inside!

Happy Stampin' .. .. .. ..              

Friday, May 9, 2014

One Day Mini Retreat - The Goodies

The last post from my One Day Mini Retreat is the Goodies I handed out . . . . . 

First here is a picture of all the projects together (see previous posts)  . . . .

And here is all the Goodies together . . . . .

This is the Goodie Bag.  I went to the local dollar store and they had these wonderful, bright bags.  Then I decorated them up before I filled them . . . . 

Here is the contents of the Goodie Bags.  Everyone received the same bag and contents.  The little bag is from the Twisty Treats kit that was available during Sale-A-Bration.  It is filled with lots of pieces of ribbon   . . . . 

 And there were 2 door prizes each day.  Each day was the same.  The first one is the Fabulous Florets stamp set (used on one of our projects). The bag is from the February Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit by Stampin' Up!  It was perfect for my needs. I changed it a bit and added a few items from my stash, but the basic bag and some of the embellishments were right from the kit   . . .

And the second one was the Simply Sketched Hostess stamp set which is wildly popular with a lot of my stampers and highly coveted  . . . . 

And last, but not least, a treat pouch made with the Envelope Punch Board, filled with Truffle Chocolates.  I have not shared how to do this yet, that will be my next post  . . .

Thanks for taking the time to go on this journey with me.  I can't wait for the next one.  I am already planning!!!!

Happy Stampin' . . . .
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