. Stampin' Shilo: 2010

Address Change

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

Monday, November 29, 2010

Last Chance

The last chance to take advantage of the Online Spectacular is Tuesday.  There are some amazing deals that you won't want to miss out on.  If you are local, you can email me your order and you will get free shipping.
Click here to view the flyer.

Also, if you are interested in the half price starter kit, then Tuesday is the last day for that as well.  If you want more info, you can find it on my website or contact me directly.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


I sent out a newsletter tonight to remind you some specials that will be ending on Tuesday.  Be sure to check out your email and let me know if don't receive it.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

More Dasher

Here are the other 2 cards we made at the Dasher class this past week.

This card uses Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and  Very Vanilla cardstock.  The dsp is from the Jolly Holiday package.
This card uses Marina Mist and Whisper White cardstock.  We put the Whisper White background through the big shot and used the snowflake embossing folder.  The greeting is from Bright Christmas out of the Holiday mini.

Remember that Tuesday is the last day to take advantage of the Online Extravaganza and the Recruiting kit special.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

This is on sale!!!

Stampin' Up!'s Online Spectacular is still going on and there are some great deals. As I was looking through the pdf file again, I saw that the Scallop Trim Border Punch is on sale.  Regular price is $22.95 and the sale price is only $16.07.  That is 30% off!!!  There are loads of things for the Big Shot on sale and My Digital Studio software is 50% off!  Now is the time to check out the list and send me your order.  I can bundle them together and you will even get free shipping.  I will be placing an order on Monday so be sure to let me know by then.

If you would like to get an extra 20% off the price of all items in the Online Spectacular sale, then just sign up to purchase the kit that is on sale right now for $107.50.  Let me know if you are interested and I will give you more details.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Tonight is my Dasher class where each person will make 4 cards with their own Dasher stamp.  Here is another one of the cards we will be making.  I really like how this card turned out.
The cardstock used is Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  Dasher is the greeting are stamped in Chocolate Chip.  The greeting is from the set Bright Christmas from the Holiday mini.  I used the Deck the Halls fabric across the middle and it is tied with a small piece of linen thread.  Dasher also has some glitter under his feet and on his antlers.

Have you checked out the Online Spectacular sale yet?  If not, check out the post below this one.  You don't want to miss out on these sales!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular

Stampin' Up! has just posted an awesome sale.  There are bundles, decor elements, Big Shot dies, ribbon, brads, stamps etc.  Some things are 50% off!!!!  Click here to view the pdf.

If you are a loca customer and would like to place an order you will not only get these amazing prices but you are eligible for free shipping as well.  You can also place an order online and if it is $200 then you will get free shipping also.

These deals only last until November 30 so get looking through your catalogue!!!

Also remember that if you sign up to join my team, you can take advantage of these deals and you will also get an additional 20% off!!!  The starter kit is half price right now so just sign up!!!  I can help you with all the details.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Simple but Elegant

This was the card that was the make 'n take at my open house this past week.  It is very simple to create but is quite elegant.  It would be a great layout to use if you have LOTS of Christmas cards to make this year.  You could easily change the paper or the stamp and have the same effect.
The main cardstock colour is Very Vanilla.  The dsp down the side is from the Deck the Halls pack and we used a level 2 hostess set called Peaceful Season for the main image.  The greeting is from Bright Christmas.  Hope you like it.
Today I am in Kincardine at the 3rd Annual Home Party Show Shopping Extravaganza.  Stop by the Davidson Centre between 10am-3pm and check it out.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Because I Care

This was a card that I had made as part of the shoebox swap at the Friday night event of the Hamilton Regional.  I recently gave it to a friend.  The cardstock colours are Marina Mist and Whisper White.  The set is called Because I Care and it is a level 1 hostess set.

Remember that the half price starter kit special is still on.  I would love to have you join my team or you can just order the kit for your own use.  Come join us at my Dare to Stamp group!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Tonight is my Customer Appreciation Event.  Come on over anytime between 7-10pm.  There will be snacks and make 'n takes as well as a chance to spin the prize wheel.  You can also check out my sample board and see what is included in the Starter Kit that Stampin' Up! is having a half price sale on right now!!!  I look forward to seeing you.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gift Card Holder

This is the final project we did last week at my monthly stamp night.  It is a very useful item especially with Christmas coming.

It is a very cute gift card holder.  We used the Jolly Holiday dsp from the main catalogue as well as Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The image on the front is from the Tags Til Christmas set in the Holiday Mini.

Today is the day to order the awesome starter kit deal.  Even if you have no interest in becoming a demonstrator, the kit is still an awesome deal and you can order it and then do nothing more.  Click here to read a flyer that shows how great of a deal it really is!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Squirrel

This was another project we made last week at my monthly stamp night.  It uses lots of cool things and is not really traditional Christmas colours.
The background cardstock is Garden Green and then we put the Whisper White through the Big Shot with the snowflake embossing folder.  We used a strip of the Candy Cane dsp on the bottom and if you look closely, you will see that the Real Red strip has glitter on it.  The squirrel and greeting are from the set Merry Crittermas.  We used some Blushing Bride stitched poly ribbon to finish it off.
Please remember that my Customer Appreciation night is Tuesday  November 16 from 7-10pm.  I really hope to see you there! 

Saturday, November 13, 2010

WOW: Half Price Starter Kit!!!!

Well, Stampin' Up! has done it again! What do you call it when you get over $375 in crafting and business supplies for only $107.50? You can call it an amazing deal, but we're calling it an amazing opportunity! From November 15-30, you can purchase either our Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50 percent off the regular retail price of $215 (plus free shipping!), and enjoy these great benefits as a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

(Food for thought: If you've ever toyed with purchasing My Digital Studio, the starter kit is actually CHEAPER than the program itself!!! How amazing is that??? And if you love MDS, each $1.25 download (or more) and all your printing go toward your quarterly minimums!)


If you decide you'd like to give this a try, there is no obligation! You can simply enjoy the amazing products at a HUGELY reduced rate and never do anything beyond this. You can make personal purchases and enjoy the constant 20% discount (and 30% off your first order!). You can give the business opportunity a shot and earn a bit of extra income to help cover your purchases. Or you can give it your all and make this a full time business. Stampin' Up! has room for ALL kinds of demonstrators!

You may be asking yourself, what are some of the benefits to being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Here are just a few of the many perks:
· Earn additional income while sharing creativity.
· Make new and lasting friendships.
· Enjoy access to nearly unlimited creative ideas.
· Receive a free subscription to an exclusive monthly magazine.
· Receive two free months subscription to your own business website.
· Opportunity to earn free products and incentive trips.

You may also be wondering, what does it take to remain a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. If you decide to join our team and it isn't for you, no big deal! You'll never have to have anything sent back, or return anything or pay anything! After you "drop" you simply won't get access to the Stampin' Up! website and you'll no longer get the magazines mailed to you:) So, here's what it takes:
•You have to sell (or buy:) $400 per quarter. This can be done in one order or a 100! If you're considering this, $400 is typically one workshop or one class every three months!
•Your first quarter doesn't end until March (which means you have about 4 months to reach this minimum!)
•Signing up now will allow you to partake in the Sale-a-bration perks of being a demonstrator....who doesn't love free stamps!!!
•Signing up now also allows you to participate in the preorder of our next mini catalogue and Sale-a-bration preorders!!!

I encourage you to take advantage of this never before seen special.  You can sign up anytime beginning November 15 by going to my website and clicking 'join now'.  My password is stampinshilo.  If you want to chat more, then feel free to call or email me. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Who Would've Thought...

...that you could make a nice Christmas card from a leaf!!!  This was one of the cards we made at my monthly stamp night last night.  It is very simple but the idea is really cool and shows a way to use a stamp set in a different way.  We used the set French Foliage which is in the Holiday Mini and is meant more for Fall and Thanksgiving cards.  By using the small leaf, we created a Christmas wreath just by stamping it in a circle and adding the 'splat' stamp as the berries. 
The cardstock colours are Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, and Very Vanilla.  Ink is Pear Pizzazz and Real Red.  The ribbon is Real Red grosgrain  and the greeting is from the set Four the Holidays.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Didn't Make the Cut

*Please be sure to take a minute to remember all those who have fought and are still fighting for us today.*

So I was creating the projects for my monthly stamp night and I set out to create a card using one of the new Letterpress Dies called Joyful Season.  I also wanted to incorporate Stampin' Up!s great fabric and when I got finished, the card just wasn't good enough for my girls to create.  I am not that happy with this card but maybe you have some suggestions for me?!?!?!
The cardstock is Real Red and Whisper White.  The fabric is called Candy Cane and I even put a glitter brad in the center...everything I wanted to use but it just seems boring to me.  I really wanted to showcase all 3 items but I guess it is back to the drawing board, or rather creating board for me!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

You are Invited...

to my Customer Appreciation Event.  I would love to have you come and join me on the evening of Tuesday November 16 anytime between 7-10pm.  I will have lots of prizes, snacks, and make 'n takes.  If you bring a friend I don't know,  you will get an extra ballot for the door prize.  You can drop in for 5 mins or stay for an hour and check out my samples and talk about Stampin' Up!  Please RSVP.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I am having a Dasher class on Tuesday November 23 at 7:30. This class is only $20 and you will get your own Dasher stamp as well as make 4 cards. Register by November 11.
Here is one of the cards we will be making at the class.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Awesome Weekend!

This past weekend we had our first Christmas Stamp Camp and it was lots of fun!!!  I think that everyone enjoyed themself and enjoyed the projects that we made.  Everyone went home with a door prize and lots of new ideas for things to make.  Here are some pictures of the day.
 Carol and Betty concentrating hard on their cards.

 Liz and Madison working on the magnet board.

 Alycia helping Mary-Jo and Christine.

Sue putting her numbers together for the magnet board.

The days was such a success that we have decided to host another one in the spring.  We will have the date for you as soon as we can.  You will need to register fast to ensure you get a spot!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tags Til Christmas

(My November newsletter was sent out last night.  Please let me know if you didn't receive it.)

The Tags Til Christmas stamp set is perfect for making your own tags as well as some cute Christmas cards.  This set is is part of one of the Handmade Holiday bundles that Stampin' Up! is offering right now.
To view the flyer with the bundles, click here.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Come out and see me tomorrow (Saturday) at The One Day Shopping Mall at the Port Elgin Legion from 10am-3pm.  Free admission.  There will be many vendors selling great products and you can get a start on your Christmas shopping.  10% of sales will be donated to the Port Elgin food bank.  I will have lots of retired product for sale as well as a few other things.  I look forward to seeing you there.
Here is a picture from the Stampin' Up! website of a cute halloween card.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

All Fixed!

So, our computer issue is finally fixed.  It has been a long month dealing with all of that.  In the long run, I ended up having to get a new laptop as mine had so much wrong with it.  We were able to get our other computers fixed up though so that is good.  I have something to show you today but I am still learning this new computer!
Also wanted to remind you that I still have 3 spots left in my Christmas Stamp Camp.
This was a swap card I received at the Hamilton Regional.  I will be posting lots of Christmas samples in the coming weeks.  This card uses the awesome snowflake embossing folder.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Haven't been on lately because our computers have been taken over by some crazy virus thing that we can't get rid off :( One computer is at the doctors and the other one is very slow and selective in what it lets me do. We are doing our best to get back up and running.  I can't show you any pictures today, sorry, but on another note, I still have 3 spots left in the Christmas Stamp Camp on November 6.  If you scroll down to previous posts, you will see the info there.  Would love to have you join us for lots of stamping fun, food, and prizes!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cute Christmas

When I attended Stampin' Up!'s Regional event in September, I was very fortunate to receive a swap card from Carrie Cudney who is an employee of Stampin' Up!  She does stamping presentations and has a very calm, caring manner.  This is the cute card she gave me.
It uses the stamp set A Cute Christmas and the matching dsp, Candy Cane Christmas.  I really like how she did the little paper ruffle at the bottom.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Handmade Holiday - 20% off Bundles

Starting today and going until December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin' Up! products - perfect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts - and all at 20% off!
Click here to view the flyer with the bundles.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Last Chance

If you wish to attend my Christmas Stamp Camp, I need to know by Tuesday at 4pm.  The class is almost filled so let me know asap if you wish to attend. (Also, today is the LAST day to take advantage of the super great deals on the Clearance Rack)
Here is the info again:

Christmas Stamp Camp

Hosted by: Shilo Garland & Alycia Tedford
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the first ever Christmas Stamp Camp!
This event is one you won't want to miss.
Date: Saturday November 6
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Shilo’s Stamp Studio, 1049 Wellington St. Port Elgin
Lunch is included plus all materials. Please bring adhesive and scissors.
Cost: $49.95
Payment is required to secure your spot.
Limited spots available! Register today!
(Projects include: a stamped candle, a glass ball, 4 cards, 8 tags, a gift box, a 6”x6” scrapbook page, and a cool countdown to Christmas magnet board)

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