May 31, 2015

"Sprinkles of Life"

Hello my crafty peeps!

I just can't get enough of this set, not only does it have a tree and a matching build a tree punch but this set was designed for charity. Namely the Ronald McDonald House!

I think the set is not only great fun, but also very versatile. You'll see this set used lots in the coming months!

A fun idea is to mix and match sentiment sets to make different sentences. This time a sentiment from the new set Sprinkles of Life and one of the Sassy Sentiments.


Here is a fun cupcake of flowers (cased from Pinterest) created using the Sprinkles of Life. The flowers balance out the basket along with the sentiment.  This was a really fun, easy card to assemble and having a coordinating punch to match the stamp set helps out!


TIps & Tricks:

  1. When trying to decide what to purchase, from the new catalog consider purchasing bundles!
  2. They are a great deal and the coordinating items make it easy to add extra pizzazz to your cards.
  3. Finish flowers off with a pearl, rhinestone or Candy Dot. (Bling who doesn't like Bling)
  4. The Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set is one of my favourite sets for backgrounds! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Karen


May 30, 2015

New 2015 Catalog Survival Kit and Bookmark

Hello my crafty peeps!

This is my 2nd year for the New Catalog Release and 1st Survival Kit!  I really like how it turned out but unfortunately the catalogue was mailed directly to my customers, so I will have to mail the survival kits to them or hand out when they come for a class. 


Such great ideas floating around and I hope every year I am better prepared with fun little items for my awesome customers/friends. 

The bookmark idea came from Christa.  What a great way to showcase the new In Color colors as well as giving my customers a reminder of me whenever they see it.  On the back I added a Stamp with Karen label, with my Stampin' Up! website address and phone number.  Thank you Christa for the great idea! 

Each of my customers who have pre-ordered a 2015-16 Idea Book and Catalog will receive a bookmark to keep their place in their new catalog!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Hugs, Karen

May 28, 2015

Masculine cards!

Hello my crafty peeps!


Last night I had the pleasure of attending a card class held by my friend and fellow Demo Christa!  You can check out her blog at CustomPaperCreationz.com

We had a great time and she designed 4 awesome masculine cards for us to make.

With Father's Day around the corner, at least one was made with that in mind.  Hope you enjoy these and stay tuned for more sneak peeks from the 2015-2016 catalog!







Love to hear your comments.  
Hugs, Karen


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May 25, 2015

May 25th - Weekly Deals

Hello my Crafty Friends!!

I must apologise once again for not posting much these last few weeks.  With everything I was trying to accomplish in the past 2 months, and a hurt hubby, it finally caught up with me and knocked me on my butt.  I so appreciate all of you sticking by me and reading my blog posts such as they are, I promise to get better at them.

For now I leave you with this weeks specials at Stampin Up!

May 22, 2015

Tea and Crafting - You've Got This!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Had a great time Wednesday with Brenda for our weekly Tea and Crafting make & take.  I planned 2 cards ahead of time that we could watercolour and one with only stamping involved, but at the last minute threw in a third we could colour with Copics.

We were all set for the afternoon!  We started with the water colouring using the "Sprinkles of Life" stamp set, and a stamp I had with some rain boots, watercolour paper, and Soft Sky CS.

We both were a little muddled that day but had fun, weather was beautiful to have the sliding door open, listening to the water fountain on the deck.

The second card was made using the "You've Got This" stamp set, love this set as great for all occasions.  For this one our card base was tempting Turquoise, and we used the Whisper White CS for front and inside.



The third card we used the "Kind Koala" stamp and Wild Wasabi CS, DSP and stitched ribbon.





Hope you enjoyed today's post, and any comments are greatly appreciated.

Hugs, Karen

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May 19, 2015

Weekly Deals for May 19th

Hello my friends!
Hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Hugs, Karen



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May 18, 2015

Happy Long Weekend Monday!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Don't let the Monday blues rain on your parade!  Sorry I havent posted in a week or more been visiting with my Mum for the last 2 weeks.

I thought it was about time I used some of my older stamps that just seem to stay in my drawer and the new Stampin' Up! "Sprinkles of Life" stamp set... Love them but just haven't got around to using them.

I might mix and match a few things from other companies as I am a hoarder have just LOVE to shop for craft supplies!!

Card I experimented with for Tea and Crafting class...... Yes I made a boo boo the sentiment did not come out right.  I was trying to make a rainy day card and did not turn out exactly like I wanted but still cute.  I was going to use the sentiment "Whatever the weather, things will come together". But I think I sold the stamp earlier.



Hugs, Karen



May 8, 2015

Tea and Crafting - Sheltering Tree

Hello my crafty peeps!

Had a great time today with my mum and Brenda for my weekly Tea and Crafting make & take.  I planned 2 cards ahead of time that we could watercolour and one with only stamping involved.

All set for the afternoon!  We started with the water colouring using the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, watercolour paper, Soft Suede CS,  as well as a splash of Old Olive CS .  



We had a really fun time, weather was perfect to have the sliding door open.  Great conversation to boot!

The second card was made using the Sheltering Tree stamp set, love this set as great for all seasons and occasions.  For this one are card base was Old Olive, and we used the natural White CS for front and inside.


Sorry not the best photos as my hand always seems to shimmy, I must start using my camera more often instead of iPad or iPhone.

Hope you enjoyed today's post, and any comments are greatly appreciated.

Hugs, Karen






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May 6, 2015

Sneak Peak of the New In Colors from Stampin' Up!

Hello my crafty friends!

I thought you'd like to see the upcoming 2015 - 2017 In Colors!




I think I like the Tip Top Taupe best and will include in my pre-order..  
You will notice some other goodies in the picture that are NEW products:  
  • 2015-2017 In Color Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon
  • 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents
  • Bold Butterfly Stamp set and matching Framelits
Do you want to get your catalog early?  

As a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! we are able to start pre-ordering as of yesterday, I must get crackin' and place my order.  But did you know ...

If you sign up to be a demonstrator during the month of May you can choose any of the items on the pre-order list in your kit?  Yippee!  Choose $155 in brand new 'Sneak Peak' products for the cost of $125 plus tax. Shipping is free!  What a awesome deal!  Go here to read about joining.  I'd love to have you in my "Pretty in P-Ink"  aka "Pink Ladies" Group!  

Starting today, when you purchase the Starter Kit and join Stampin' Up! you can select from the same Sneak Peek Pre-Order products that demonstrators get and also receive a case of the new Catalogs.
You'll find the selection of Sneak Peek products to choose from while completing the Online Application.   
I would love to hear what you think of the new colours and anything else you might of come across with respect to new product in the comments below!
Hugs, Karen

May 5, 2015

May's Weekly Deals!

Hello my Crafty Friends!!

I must apologise for not posting much this week and the coming week, with a visit from my mum and then going to Vernon I might not get on computer to much.  For now I leave you with this weeks specials at Stampin Up!

Hugs, Karen



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May 3, 2015

NEW 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

Good morning my crafty peeps!
There has been so much excitement amongst all us Stampin Up Demonstrators with the new catalog sneak peek, new in colours, new stamps and some of your favorites still available... So, how can you get one? 

If you are one of my customers, and have placed a minimum $60 order with me in March, April or in May, I will be sending you a new catalog free of charge in the mail! No strings attached.. that's it.. just my gift to you!
If you are not a regular customer, but would like one, please email me at kstallman@telus.net with your paypal email address and let me know you'd like one.. I'll be sending you a paypal invoice for $8 shipping on May 18th, or you can send $8 cash/check and I'll mail you one. (mail to Karen Stallman 272 Prestwick Hts SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 4K3).
All catalogs will go out the week of May 18th  to 22nd.
Catalog Transition Timeline
  • April - May: place a $60 or more order with me and I'll send you a free catalog
  • Week of May 18 - 22: new 2015/2016 Stampin' UP! catalogs mailed to you from me
  • June 2: last day to order from the existing 2014/2015 annual catalog
  • June 2: last day to order from the 2015 Occasions catalog
  • June 2: first day to order from the NEW 2015/2016 catalog
Don't Miss It:
  • Last chance to order from the 2014/2015 annual catalog is June 2nd - shop early for best selection on DISCOUNTED retiring products (click on links below)
Hugs, Karen

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Come Rain or Shine by Sarah Bennett

Hello my cozy friends, Today I am reviewing "Come Rain or Shine" by Sarah Bennett.  What can I say other than I loved it and read ...