. Stampin' Shilo: March 2009

Address Change

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

Friday, March 27, 2009

For the Bride

Since the time is rolling around to bridal showers and wedding, I wanted to share this card with you. It was created by the Stampin' Up! design team. This card uses the stamp set For the Bride. I really like how they have added a thin piece of whisper white cardstock around the 'cake' and they cut out the cake layers and popped them up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The little blue flower is from Flower Fusion Too accents and elements with a silver brad in the middle which adds a nice focal point.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Do you want to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

3 Easy Payments Option for the Demonstrator Starter kit is here!

In these challenging economic times, you might consider the up-front cost of signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator a financial barrier. In an effort to help you, Stampin’ Up! has a great new plan!
From now till April 30th, you can sign up to be a new demonstrator and take advantage of the 3 easy payment plan! With just an initial partial payment, you can get your Starter Kit right away and start building your business. Two subsequent monthly payments will take care of the rest.
But, don’t wait till April…now is the time to sign up! With the discounted Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit price (only in March) and the Three Easy Payments option, they’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of two great financial benefits at once.
~Pleae note: to sign up with the 3 easy payments-you will have to send in the required paperwork to Calgary Head office to be received by March 31st. Please contact me for paperwork.
Important Notes:
If you join BEFORE March 31st, you will get 15% off the regular kit price AND a free stamp set of your choice! BUT, you have to sign up with paperwork, and not online…so, we have to act quick so I can get the papers to you and then received to Calgary by the 31st of March!
Don’t worry, if you’re not extremely creative…you’ll receive TONS OF IDEAS from Stampin' Up! and me.
To remain active, you have a low minimum commitment of $400 per quarter! If you have host 1-2 average workshops every 3 months-you’ve done it!
What do you have to lose?! If you try it and it doesn’t work for you…there’s no penalty AND you’ve received some great products at an awesome discount!
BUT if it turns out you love it….you will have the chance to make money to add to your monthly income, save on your stamping supplies, make great friends along they way AND have a chance to earn free stamps, free monetary rewards and maybe even a FREE TRIP!

Card samples from Assortment Class

Last Wednesday I had an assortment card class where the participants made 4 cards. I posted the first 2 samples a little while ago but here are the other 2 that we did. The ladies were super quick at the class and did a great job. The cards that we made at this class are amongst some of my favs.This card uses Embrace Life stamp set. The colours are Close to Cocoa and Regal Rose. We used a Filigree Brad and tied the ribbon in a knot through the brad and then pulled it back through. We also embossed the flower image and cut it out and added some glitter.
This card features the Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper which is available for FREE when you place a $60 order until the end of March. This card uses one of my favourite stamp sets, Flight of the Butterfly.
Here is a picture of how the butterfly card opens. We also stamped some small butterflies and flowers on the inside of this card.

If you are interested in joining a stamp club, I have another one starting in April. See the link on the left hand side for more info or email me.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Regional Samples

Here are 2 cards that I made while at the Stampin' Up! Regional last weekend.
Both cards use the stamp set Soft Summer which will be available in the Occasions Mini which is released on April 1 (no joke!). You can get your Occasions mini from me at the Home Party Show on April 4 at the Port Elgin Legion from 10am -4pm. The show is free admission and there are door prizes and I will have a make 'n take project for you. I will also post a link on the right hand side on here for you to use.
Okay, on to the card pictures.
For this card, we coloured directly on the stamp with the Stampin' Write markers and then used the Aquapainter to blend the colours and make it look more like it was watercoloured. I really like how this card came out.This card also uses a watercolouring technique. We coloured directly on the stamp with Watercolour Wonder Crayons and then lightly misted the stamp with water before stamping it. My image wasn't exact but it turned out ok. I really like the eyelet border punch that we used on the bottom of the designer series paper and the little Chocolate Chip library clip adds the perfect touch.
I will be back tomorrow with more pictures. Enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

London Regional

Yesterday I was at Stampin' Up!'s Regional seminar in London. It was a great day and I got to see so many great new ideas and learn some new tips and tricks. I look forward to sharing them with you.

I took 54 swap cards with me and I got some super ones back. I will have them on display in my stamp room when you come.

To the left is one of the swap cards that I took with me. It uses the Sweet Stem stamp set that I embossed with black embossing powder. I used Raspberry Tart designer series paper on the bottom and Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon on the side.

I had the privilege of sitting with Caroline Lebel and her Canadians, Ink! team at the event. Caroline is one of the top demonstrators in Canada and I look up to her with great respect. She joined Stampin' Up! when it was introduced in Canada and she has never looked back. She is a great inspiration to me and I hope to take my business to a higher level because of her.
We got the chance to make 5 projects yesterday. I only had time to totally finish one so I will get the other ones finished and post some pictures for you to view. They were great projects.
I still have a couple of spaces left for my Wednesday night Assortment class if you are interested.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Swap Card for London Regional

I am super excited to be attending Stampin' Up!'s regional event in London tomorrow! I will get to meet up with lots of demonstrators from all over Ontario and some from the States as well. One of my favourite things to do is swap cards with other demonstrators.
Here is one of the cards I will be swapping.

I created this frog using Stampin' Up!'s great punches. It might be hard to tell in the picture, but I created the waves using Crystal Effects. I think this little guy would be great on a new baby card or a birthday card for a child.
I am sure that I will have lots to share with you when I return for the event. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Samples for the Assortment Class on Wednesday

Here are 2 samples that we will be making at Wednesday's assortment card class. I still have space so if you are interested, email me.
Both cards use the stamp set Botanical Blooms which is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can choose for free when you place a $60 order or host a workshop with $350 in sales.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Monday, March 9, 2009

2 More Birthday Cards

Here are the other 2 cards from the Birthday Card class this past Saturday.This card uses the Sock Monkey stamp set. I thought that this one would be great for kids because it is fun and bright!

This second card uses the Sweet Stems stamp set which is only $19.95 and you get 4 cute flower images. We used some of the Raspberry Tart designer series paper on the bottom and a build-a-brad for the accent on the left hand side.

Remember that Sale-a-bration continues until the end of March. For every $60 order (before shipping and taxes) you can choose of the SAB item for free. See the brochure on the left hand side. As well, there are a select few Easter stamp sets available. Check out the flyer on the left hand side as well.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Birthday Card Stamp-a-Stack

Yesterday afternoon I held my Birthday card stamp-a-stack. Here are some of the cards that we made.
This card uses the Polka Dot Punches stamp set which can be chosen for FREE when you place a $60 order during Sale-a-Bration. SAB ends March 31 so you still have time.
This second card uses the stamp set Party Hearty. We also used some punches to create the dots.
This third card doesn't have much stamping on it. We used the big shot to cut out all of the pieces except the greeting which we used the small tag punch. This card was very easy but looks great.
I will be back tomorrow with the other 2 cards we made.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Occasions Mini Pre-order

The new Occasions mini catalogue does not come out until April 1 but there are a select few stamp sets that are available for pre-order now because they have Easter images.
And because it's still Sale-a-Bration time, for every $60 order you place, you can choose one of the SAB items for FREE.
Here are the Occasions min pre-order items.

113196 - An Egg-cellent Easter $27.95

113262 - Wagon Full of Fun $46.95

113822 - Eight Great Greetings $37.95

113833 - Egghunt Wheel $7.75

If you would like to view the preview flyer to see some samples, click here.

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