. Stampin' Shilo: 2009

Address Change

Please note that I now live in Hanover. Phone number is 519-506-5589.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza Extended!!

Due to popular demand, the Holiday Extravaganza sale that Stampin' Up! is having is extended until Wednesday. If you wish to order something, you must call or email me by 8pm Wednesday December 2.
Click here to go to my online store where you will need to click Shop Now in the top right hand corner and then Holiday Extravaganza on the left side.

Happy shopping,

Monday, November 23, 2009

HUGE Holiday Extravaganza Sale!

When I checked the Stampin' Up! website today, I found that they are having a HUGE Holiday Extravaganze sale but it is only for one week. The sale ends on November 30. There are even some things that are 50% off! There are some card bundles, some decor element bundles, scrapbooking bundles.... Too many things to list.
To view all the products on sale, go to my online store by clicking here. Then click on Holiday Extravaganza on the left hand side. You may also want to check out the Clearance Rack section for other great deals.
You can place your order online or call or email me to place an order.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza Gift Giving Guide

You are going to love the convenience of Stampin' Up!'s holiday gift giving guide. Find a gift idea for a neighbours, teens, kids and more, it's your one stop shop for all your needs!

*Plus, when you spend $65 on items in the guide, you get a Decor Elements for FREE ($22.95 value). This special runs from now until January 4.

Click on the picture to download the Gift Giving Guide.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Upcoming Classes

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack
Saturday November 14 at 1pm
Come and make 10 Christmas cards; 2 each of 5 designs. Envelopes are included. Cost is $26. Please register by November 8

Christmas Stamp Camp
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the first ever
Christmas Stamp Camp!
This event is one you won't want to miss.
All the projects will be made using the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit.
Date: Saturday December 5
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location TBA (in Port Elgin)
Lunch is included plus all materials except adhesive.
Early Bird pricing: $55 before November 3, 2009
After November 3: $60
Registration ends November 15
Limited spots available! Register today!
Door Prizes!
(Projects include: a stamped candle, a giftcard holder, a hall hanging, 4 tags, a photo card with space for 3 pictures, 5 cards, plus 1 surprise project!)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deal of the Week

This week there are 4 items on sale for the deal of the week. You have until Sunday October 25 to order them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Deal of the Week

The new Deal of the Week is now posted. There are 3 items for the Big Shot on sale. To view the items, click the button on the right hand side of the blog.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Blog Design, New Deal of the Week, and New Product!

I honestly cannot believe that I have not posted for over a month! I guess that's what happens when I start working full time again.

There are a lot of things that have happened since I was here last. The one big thing you will notice is that I have a new blog design!!! Isn't it beautiful? Veronica McCollum created it for me. If you want to check out her website, click here.
Now, onto some other exciting news. Stampin' Up! has decided to run their deal of the week promotion again for the month of October. How great is that?!?!? This week until October 12, there are 3 punches on sale: the Trio Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, and My Way Punch.

Trio Flower Punch reg: $22.95 sale: $15.99
5-Petal Flower Punch reg: $22.95 sale: $15.99
My Way Punch reg: $22.95 sale: $16.99

Stampin' Up! also has added a clearance rack! Some of these items are up to 75% off!!!
Click here to see the items available.

Since it is now October, My Digital Studio is now available. MDS is a computer program where you can digitally scrapbook, create cards, and other projects like calendars. It is truly amazing! I have played around with it a bit and will share more information with you later. You can view the details in your Holiday Mini catalogue or contact me.

There is also a great new Starter Kit deal so if you are interested in becoming a demonstrator, now is the time to do it! I will post more about that in the next couple of days of if you just can't wait, send me an email and I will get back to you.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini is Here!!

The Holiday Mini s here and it is fabulous!!! There are some great stamp sets and accessories that you are going to love. You should have received one in the mail or with a recent order but if you didn't, let me know and I will get one to you.
Click on the cover to view the catalogue.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Last Chance...

...to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for the low price of $105.

Today is the last day to take advantage of the mini starter kit for $105. This mini kit includes everything you need to get started as a demonstrator.

Instead of the mini starter kit, you could purchase the standard starter kit which costs $269. Along with all the kit contents, you would receive all 6 of the new In Colours for FREE as well as a pack of assorted In Colour cardstock.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Shadow Stamping

This is the second card we made at my stamp club this past Thursday. It uses a technique called shadow stamping. It is hard to see in the picture but we used the Big Shot and the Texturz plates to add a nice texture to the Sahara Sand cardstock. We used the beautiful eyelet border punch to create a nice border on one side. The image and greeting is from the hostess set Of The Earth. I am very happy with this card because it is very elegant.
Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

SIP #2

Here is another card I created for the Stamps, Ink, Paper challenge that Shelli Gardner, the CEO and founder of Stampin' Up! has on her blog SoShelli. The challenge is open to anyone so why not head over and take a look (after you finish reading this of course!)

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is getting to pre-order new products from the Holiday Mini catalogue which you should be receiving soon. This card uses the new stamp set Delightful Decorations. There is also a coordinating punch which I have but couldn't use for this card because I was only supposed to use Stamps, Ink, and Paper! I used Real Red and Whisper White cardstock and Brilliant Blue, Glorious Green, and Real Red ink. I cut really thin pieces of the Brushed Silver cardstock to use to 'hang' the ornaments. The greeting is from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes. For being a very simple card, it has a lot of "wowness"!
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and all the benefits, email me today.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Club Projects

Last Thursday was my stamp club night. We made 2 cards and a 3-d item.

This card uses the level 1 hostess set Of the Earth. We used a technique known as bleaching. This really has a wow factor and I think this card turned out really well.

Each of the ladies also got to make a name tag. For mine, I used the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper to cover the scallop circle. We used the Big Shot to cut out the circle and the letters for our name. We attached a large brad through the top and a key ring and added some ribbon. I will show you the other card we made later this week.

If you would like to learn some great stamping techniques while building up your supply of Stampin' Up! products, then my stamp club is for you. I am starting another group in September, so if you are interested, send me an email for more information.

Have a great day.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Shelli Gardner, Owner and CEO of Stampin' Up! has a blog where she has a monthly contest. This month she challenged entrants to create a card using only Stamps, Ink, and Paper. After looking through my stamps and paper, I decided that I could create something to enter into this contest. It was difficult to not use my punches or ribbon but I improvised and this is what I came up with.
The cardstock I used is Soft Suede for the card base, Dusty Durango and Whisper White for the layers. I used the leaf image from the stamp set Best Wishes & More and inked it with Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Handsome Hunter ink. Some the images I inked off before stamping them to create more of a varied look with the leaves. I created my "ribbon" by taking a thin strip of Crushed Curry cardstock and scrunching it up. I then peeled it apart at stuck one piece to the card and used the other piece to tie around. I used the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes for the greeting and stamped it on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock. Overall, I am pleased with this card but it was difficult! Why don't you grab your supplies and try to make a SIP card!

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Punches

This card was sooo quick and easy to create and I think it is beautiful. I was waiting last night for Scott to start grouting the floor so I could carry water buckets to him and decided to start a card. I took my Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper and punched out a whole bunch of pieces using the word window punch. I glued these on the front and then used the eyelet border punch (which I must say is BEAUTIFUL) and punched the bottom of the Whisper White cs and added a thin strip of Rich Razzleberry cs behind. I then used the *new* butterfly punch to punch out a butterfly from the same dsp. I added the greeting from the Warm Words stamp set inked in Rich Razzleberry and voila, card is finished!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Enjoy your day.

Friday, August 7, 2009


I have something to show you. For those that came to my open house, you will remember that my stamp room had white walls and not much down there. Now, thanks to my husband, the walls are painted, some cupboards are installed, and things are being moved in. But it isn't quite ready for creating yet so last night I was on the floor making these.

One of Scott's co-workers had a baby recently so this is the card I made for them. It is hard to see in the picture but I stamped 'hello baby' from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes in the corner of the whisper white cardstock. The stroller is made using punches. The ribbon and dsp is retired but I thought it added a nice touch to the card.

I also made this using the Big Shot and the scallop circle die. I covered a piece of chipboard with dsp and then cut it out. I used the Go G0 Boots letters and the Big Shot to cut out the name and then glued it on. I put a jumbo brad through the top and attached the key ring with some ribbon tied around it. This tag could go on the baby's diaper bag.
If you would like to learn how to make these great projects, why not consider joining my stamp club?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sesame Street Card Class + More

Sesame Street Card Class - suitable for children
Tuesday August 11 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
In this class you will make 8 cards with envelopes and 2 boxes to hold the cards. This class would be suitable for children 4+. I ask that an adult accompany children ages 4-12. If you are an adult and wish to take this class, please feel free. Please bring adhesive such as a glue stick or tape runner. Cost is $25.00. Register by August 1.

GNO (Girls Night Out)
Wednesday August 19 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Drop by to work on your own stamping & scrapping projects with no interruptions! All of my stamps, tools & inks are at your disposal; please provide your own cardstock, adhesives & embellishments. COST: $5 (FREE to my Stamp Club Members). An email to let me know you are coming would be appreciated.

Flower Power Card Class
Wednesday August 26 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Create 12 bold and bright cards using the Simply Sent Card Kit Flower Power. I will walk you through the steps to create 12 cards which are all a bit different. Envelopes are included. Fee is $31.95 OR $48 which includes the Wow Flowers stamp set. Please bring adhesive, scissors, and a paper trimmer if you have one. Register by August 12.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Class Kit-to-Go

I am offering a new type of class for you to take part in. The class kit-to-go option is where you get detailed instructions and most of the materials to complete the project at home. I can mail the items to you or you can pick them up. Keep reading for more details.

Petal Party Totally Cards Class Kit-to-Go

Create this one-of-a-kind card set using Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Party Simply Scrappin’ Kit. With 18 different cards in fresh beautiful colors, these would make a wonderful gift for a friend, loved one, or just for yourself!

As part of the Class Kit-to-Go you will receive all the consumable supplies (other than the basic adhesive) needed to make the projects. You will need to provide: A general adhesive such as Snail, a greeting set and Basic Black Classic ink, a paper piercer and foam mat or a 1/16” handheld circle punch, a paper cutter with scoring blade, scissors and a bone folder (optional).
Cost: $30.00 (+shipping if required)

As soon as payment is received, you will be emailed the Step-by-Step instructions with photos, which show you how to make your projects. Please allow 7-10 days for your actual class kit to be ready for pick-up or shipped out from the date on which you purchased it.

Tailor Made Mini Scrapbook Album Class Kit-to-Go

Welcome to the “Tailor Made” Mini Scrapbook Album class. I am so excited to be able to share this class with you. Although this particular scrapbook album is masculine-themed, this is a wonderfully versatile project that can be adapted to any theme or occasion. All you have to do is choose another kit from Stampin’ Up!’s great selection of Simply Scrappin’ Kits, follow the same page layouts provided, and you can transform this into a baby album, a wedding scrapbook, a summer highlights album….the sky’s the limit!

You will need to provide: A general adhesive such as Snail and Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals are optional, a wide Oval Punch (or other oval punch), a photo corner punch, a paper piercer and foam mat or a 1/16” handheld circle punch, a personal paper trimmer with scoring blade, scissors and a bone folder (optional).
Cost: $25.oo (+shipping if required)

As soon as payment is received, you will be emailed the Step-by-Step instructions with photos, which show you how to make your projects. Please allow 7-10 days for your actual class kit to be ready for pick-up or shipped out from the date on which you purchased it.
If you wish to take these as classes in my stamp room, please click on my events calendar for more information.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week

The new deal of the week is posted. Check it out by clicking here.

I will be putting in an order at the end of the week so if you want to take part, send me an email or you can order online.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended my open house. I had a great turn out and enjoyed meeting new people. Thanks to everyone who brought a friend with them.

Here is the card we made:
This card uses the new Circle Circus and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The card base is Basic Black. It is layered with the new In Colour Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. The Bermuda Bay polka dotted ribbon was added and then the greeting punched out with the small oval punch.

All of my classes have been added to the website. I am planning to add a few more in the next couple of weeks so make sure to come back and check it out.

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