Monday, 29 October 2012

Finally able to post some samples

It feels like a long time since I've posted some of my creations.  It has been so busy for me - I just returned from a whirl wind trip to Amsterdam, The Hague, Antwerp (well at least for a few hours) and Paris.  Even though the trip was work related, we still managed to have some fun.  Our first day in Amsterdam included cycling around the city - definitely fun and a great way to see the city, but a little scary at times.  There are so many bikes - I wasn't so afraid of being hit by a car, but of being hit by another bike. 

This is a picture of all of the bikes outside Amsterdam Centraal - the main train station.  Wow!










Enjoying a croquette - one of our many stops on the bikes. 








I created these cards for a stamping event I had in Regina a couple of weeks ago.  Finally got the pictures off of my camera.

 This card uses the new Core'dinations Paper which has a white centre.  I embossed the early espresso paper (Item 127848) and then sanded the texture to remove some of the top layer.  I also used the new Cherry Cobbler Tulle (Item 127841) - it's so easy to make a great looking bow with this ribbon

 For this card I used the triple stamping technique that is is popular.  You layer 3 pieces of card stock and stamp your images - I used the Evergreen stamp set (Item 127973).  It doesn't really matter if they aren't perfect - it doesn't show once you mount the 3 layers on card stock or in this case 1 of my layers is using the Glimmer Paper in Champagne (Item 127855).  This will definitely be one of the Christmas Cards I send out this year!  Sorry for the sneak peak!
The last card uses 2 of the stamping wheels - Snowflake Party (Item 127870) and Good Cheer (Item 127871).  I stamped with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Pad (Item 126857).  It's a bit hard to see, but it adds a shimmer to the image.  The stampset on the base of the card is Snowflake Soiree (item 127925) and then white ribbon and rhinestones to finish off the card.




I'm holding a Christmas Card Class that will feature some of these cards on November 17th.  For more information and to register, you can click here.

Happy Stamping
Melva

Friday, 26 October 2012

One Day Special - Don't Miss Out!

For one day only, Stampin' Up! is selling just about all of their stamps for 15% off.  Starting at 12:00 AM Mountain Time on October 29th and ending at 11:50 PM Mountain Time) you can place your order.

This means that all of the stamps in the current catalogues including:
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
What a great time to order some of those stamp sets that you have been wanting.

In addition, Stampin' Up! has added 2 new sets of single-image stamps that are available for purchase.  Click here to see all of the single-image stamps that are available.

Don't miss out of this great opportunity!
Happy Stamping!
Melva

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

A week of free digital downloads - Oct 29 to Nov 5


What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!  During the week from October 29 to November 5, 2012, you can download free digital content as well as take advantage of a 50% discount on digital kits.


Stampin' Up! is giving away 3 free downloads - go to my online store to get your's for free.  After November 5th, you will be able to purchase this digital content.


  • Enjoying Everything Kit ($9.95 CAN Value)
  • Days in December Kit ($9.95 CAN Value)  
  • A Split Second Designer Template Pages ($3.75 CAN Value) 
 The following digital content is on sale during this time:
Item Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
50% Off
130861 Afternoon Daydream Kit $12.50 $6.25
129928 Afternoon Tea II Kit $12.50 $6.25
119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit $13.25 $6.62
129358 Attic Boutique Kit $12.50 $6.25
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $12.50 $6.25
127600 Autumn Traditions Kit $12.50 $6.25
130969 Bandstand Kit $9.95 $4.97
130970 Be of Good Cheer Kit $9.95 $4.97
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $12.50 $6.25
130982 Chevron Punch Kit $9.95 $4.97
123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $12.50 $6.25
120880 Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $12.50 $6.25
127362 Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $12.50 $6.25
128876 Day in the Life Kit $18.95 $9.25
130059 Fifty Nifty Kit $12.50 $6.25
130062 File it Fun Kit $79.95 $4.97
131228 Friendship Preserves Kit $4.95 $2.47
128875 Frosty Days II Kit $12.50 $6.25
129924 Get it Done Kit $7.95 $3.97
129870 Good Times II Kit $9.95 $4.97
118465 Happy Birthday Digital Kit $19.95 $9.97
128872 Holiday Harmony Kit $9.95 $4.97
127773 Holly Berry Bouquet $12.50 $6.25
118466 Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $19.95 $9.97
128999 It's all Me Kit $12.50 $6.25
130850 Joyful Times Kit $12.50 $6.25
124230 Just Add Cake Digital Kit $18.50 $9.25
124446 Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $12.50 $6.25
124568 Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $12.50 $6.25
124443 Love Birds Digital Kit $12.50 $6.25
131231 Lovely Little Labels Kit $9.95 $4.97
129359 Mixed Bunch Kit $9.95 $4.97
119978 My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $13.25 $6.62
132264 Neon Notes Kit $12.50 $6.25
129898 New Heights Kit $9.95 $4.97
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
129340 Number One Kit $12.50 $6.25
129360 On the Go Kit $12.50 $6.25
124463 One Great Year Kit $12.50 $6.25
131360 Ornament Keepsakes Kit $8.50 $4.25
127599 Party Animal Kit $12.50 $6.25
131226 Picture This Kit $6.50 $3.25
130851 Pinwheels on Parade Kit $9.95 $4.97
126027 Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $12.50 $6.25
131227 Providences of Provinces Kit $9.95 $4.97
130983 Raspberry Splash Kit $9.95 $4.97
118869 Recipes By Design Digital Kit $13.95 $6.97
127163 Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
130060 Season By Season Kit $12.50 $6.25
127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
129605 Special Delivery Bright Kit $9.95 $4.97
129606 Special Delivery Subtle Kit $9.95 $4.97
127759 Spice Cake Kit $7.95 $3.97
130852 Spring Break II Kit $12.50 $6.25
129608 Spring Fever Kit $9.95 $4.97
130076 Summer Happiness Kit $12.50 $6.25
118464 Summer Home Digital Kit $19.95 $9.97
129601 Summer Smooches Kit $12.50 $6.25
124229 Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
129339 Sweet Shop Kit $12.50 $6.25
129882 Tea Time II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
132190 That's a Wrap Kit $9.95 $4.97
127431 Tickets & Tags Kit $12.50 $6.25
125757 Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131217 Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $12.50 $6.25
121071 Travel Journal Digital Kit $13.25 $6.62
126022 Travel Log Kit $12.50 $6.25
129332 Twitterpated Kit $12.50 $6.25
129607 Walk in the Park Kit $12.50 $6.25
132567 Winter Wonders Kit (released Oct. 30, 2012) $12.50 $6.25
127609 Wicked Fun Kit $12.50 $6.25
131218 Wonderfall Kit $9.95 $4.97
120881 Write Stuff II Digital Kit $12.50 $6.25
128883 You're My Sunshine Kit $9.95 $4.97

 Don't miss out on your free content downloads or on the sale items.
Happy Stamping
Melva

Monday, 22 October 2012

Make a Difference and Great Cards!

Each year Stampin' Up! donates to Ronald MacDonald Charities in Canada and the US.  This year, when you purchase the "Moving Forward" stampset, SU! will donate $3 US to the Ronald MacDonald Charities.  What a great way to make a difference.

Here's some of the cards I made with the stampset.


If you're interested in purchasing this stampset, you can go to my online store or email me.  Help us make a difference.
Happy Stamping
Melva

Friday, 19 October 2012

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack has just been re-stocked

Hi everyone,


Stampin' Up! has just re-stocked their clearance rack with 70 new items.  Don't wait to have a look and see what is there - there are some great deals, just in time for Christmas card making!

Check it out now!

Happy Stamping
Melva

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

It's been a bit since I've posted

Hi everyone,
It has been a week or so since I've posted.  It's been quite a week as I've been suffering with a horrible cold or perhaps it was the flu.  I was away on business last week - what a horrible time to get sick.  Of course, it it has definitely meant that I haven't been able to be creative!

I had an Open House with a few friends last week.  I'll share some of the cards I demonstrated over the next few days.  In the mean time, I want to share some of the ornaments that I have been creating.  I've started by Christmas presents in making these ornaments. You may recognize the ornament from the front page of the Holiday Catalogue.


There's a Stampin' Up! promotion on for October - 15% discount on the Christmas Ornament bundles plus a free piercing pack.  Check out my former post for details.

Thanks for stopping by.
Melva





Monday, 8 October 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian friends!  I didn't get to cook a turkey this year as I had to travel to a client site yesterday - that will teach me to delay booking flights. 
I want to share a Thanksgiving card that I made as a swap for the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  I know I have shared it before, but it fits for the day.  Today is definitely a day to think about all that we are grateful for.


I am grateful for all of my wonderful family and the wonderful people in my life.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Melva


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

My Digital Studio 2 - More savings on Photobooks, Cards and More!

 


Stampin' Up! has announced that it has lowered all the cost of print products from My Digital Studio.  You can print photobooks, cards, calendars and other projects for less - some have been lowered up to 50 percent!  Check out the pricing list here.

You can download a free 30 day trial for MDS2 by clicking here.

I'm looking forward to sharing some of the projects I am creating - I have some great pictures to get into a PhotoBook for my sisters from our recent trip to New York.  I'll post as I get them finished.  I n the mean time, here are some other pages that I have created.



I'm having so much fun with MDS2 as you can see. If you're interested in learning more, email me!

Happy creating!
Melva

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Single Stamps available from Stampin' Up!


CM1155B
 Stampin' Up! now has single stamps available for purchase for a limited time through January 2, 2013.  Single clear mounted stamps are available from the most popular stamp sets - Word Play, Perfectly Penned and Seasonal Sayings!  You can pick and choose and purchase one, two or more of a single stamps from each set.  The stamps will be provided in cello bags.

Seasonalsayings  
Seasonal Sayings
$7.50 - 132310 Christmas Block H
$7.50 - 132311 Halloween Block H
$7.50 - 132312 Thanks Block H
$6.25 - 132313 Love Block D
$7.50 - 132314 Celebrate Block H


Wordplay 
 Word Play
$6.25 - 132294 Sick Block C
$6.25 - 132295 I Do Block C
$7.50 - 132296 Laughter Block D
$6.25 - 132297 Wish Big Block C
$8.95 - 132298 In My Thoughts Block H
$7.50 - 132299 You Mean the World Block
$6.25 - 132300 Worth the Wait Block C
$6.25 - 132301 Imagine Block D
$8.95 - 132302 Remember When Block I
$6.25 - 132303 Joy Block C
$8.95 - 132304 Dreams Block E
$6.25 - 132305 Thanks a Million Block D

Perfectlypenned Perfectly Penned
$6.25 - 132306 Thank You Block D
$6.25 - 132308 Get Well Block C
$7.50 - 132307 Celebrate Today Block H
$7.50- 132309 Happy Birthday Block H

Monday, 1 October 2012

A Gift from Stampin' Up! on orders in October

An early Christmas present from Stampin' Up! when you order one of these bundles!!  In addition to the 15% discount you already receive when you purchase the bundle, you get the Paper Piercing Pack that matches the bundle for free.  What a deal!

Click here to order yours today!!

  
When placing your order, here are the Item Numbers:
Ornament Keepsake Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper Bundle It consists of the Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper and the FREE Paper Piercing Pack!
  • Wood #132260 and is $58.90.  Retail value $69.85
  • Clear #132261 and is $47.90.  Retail value $58.85
Ornament Keepsake Bundle
It consists of the Stamp Set, the Designer Series Paper and the Ornament Framelits and the FREE Paper Piercing Pack!
  • Wood #132262 an is $77.90.  Retail value $88.85
  • Clear #132263 and is $68.90.  Retail value $68.90
Don't miss out on this great deal!
Happy stamping!
Melva
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