Jun 30, 2015

Check out the Clearance Rack and Weekly Deals!

Hello Peeps!


Starting today, there are MORE items on the Weekly Deals List – that gives you the opportunity to save up to 30% on even more Weekly Deals.  Yeah!  As always, Weekly Deals are available in limited quantities before the items return to retail prices.  Check them out below.

Happy shopping!
Hugs, Karen



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Jun 24, 2015

Simple Soft!!

Good morning my crafty peeps!

I must apologise now for showing so many retired stamps on my blog, but as I am relatively new to Stampin' Up! products these are all new to me and so so beautiful not to share.

I was lucky to purchase the retired Stampin' Up! Simple Soft Hostess set (2012) as it is such an elegant stamp set.  I belong to a facebook group called Canadian Stampers and it is a great group of ladies but you need to be fast to snag the retired stamps you love!



I took my inspiration from a card I had seen on Pinterest, I wish I had the DSP she used as it was very beautiful.  
I have received so so much new and fun stuff in the last 3 months I thought I better start using them.  

I used my new textured Impressions Embossing Folders. This one comes in a set of 2 beautiful frames. Create strongly embossed highlights, frames and accents on single layers of cardstock and DSP with these smaller sized plastic textured Impressions embossing Folders. The oval shape in the middle coordinates with the Extra Large Oval Punch or the framelits.  I love that Stampin Up thinks of those fun details. It makes creating pretty cards so much easier.

I also used my favorite type of ribbon the soft flowing 1/2 '' Seam Binding Pool Party Ribbon.

Hope you like it!

Hugs, Karen







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Jun 19, 2015

Love your Cat-itude!!

Hello my crafty peeps!

Thanks for stopping by again. And a big welcome to my new followers. So happy you found your way to my blog. I know how much fun it is for me to hop over to your blogs to get new ideas and inspiration and I am happy I can return the favour. 

I am amazed I have over 200 followers on Instagram!!  If you have not stopped by you can by clicking here.



I hope you enjoy my post today. Have a beautiful evening or day! The weekend is here and I hope you will have a good time with the ones you love!

Hugs, Karen




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Jun 16, 2015

Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! June 16 - 22

Hello my crafty peeps!

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:



Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 22.

If you need any paper crafting supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop tab on top of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping everyone!

Hugs, Karen


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Jun 15, 2015

Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer with Rotary Blade & Additions

Hello my crafty peeps!
A friend had a customer who was having trouble cutting with her new blade, so while researching for her I watched lots of videos and read up on the Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer and it’s helpful accessories.  Below is a video.


Even though I am a Demo, I had not purchased one yet since I had 2 perfectly good trimmers.  But after researching I have found I WANT one!  
Guess what is part of my June 3rd order (insert a happy face) but it is for my mum!!  I will wait just a few more months then purchase.
The trimmer is specially designed to make stable and straight cuts. Full 12″ cut or score. 1 cutting and 1 scoring blade. Extra-wide, 6-1/4″ cutting base for most projects; 14-1/2″ extendable ruler for large projects. Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover. Point on cutting handle for precise measuring. Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

Stampin' Trimmer  #126889  Price:37.00

Stampin’ Trimmer Scoring Blades  #126996  Price: $6.50
Set of 2 blades. Use with Stampin’ Trimmer for precision cutting.
Stampin' Trimmer scoring blades
I also suggest you order extra blades to have on hand which you can store in the back compartment of the Paper Cutter.  (I have been on a few weekend crops where I needed a new blade)
This way you will have your extra blades and scoring blades whenever you need them!
Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades  #126995  Price: $7.50
– Set of 2 blades. Use with Stampin’ Trimmer for precision cutting.
Stampin' Trimmer cutting blades
With an easy switch to the rotary track, and a twist of your cutting mat, transform your Stampin’ Trimmer into a rotary cutter!  Perfect for a variety of cuts, including decorative edges. 
Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Addition  #129407  Price: $16.00

Includes:
* Track and rotary handle
* Straight-edge blade in safety cartridge
Decorative blades sold separatelyPaper Cutter Rotary Blade

Small Scallop Stampin' Trimmer Rotary Cutting Blade     #129410  Price: $5.00
  
If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! products; please leave a comment and I’ll post information all about it for you and others who many have those same questions…
Enjoy ordering my new favorite paper cutter and accessories 24/7 by clicking on any of the images below!

Hugs, Karen
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Jun 14, 2015

Wetlands revisited

Hello my crafty peeps!

As I'm away I thought I would revisit this post from 2015. Enjoy 😊

It's cool and rainy outside again today, that's why I felt like I could fiddle with a birthday card with the stamp set "Wetlands".  

I thought at first I would use cool colours like Greys, Marina Mist etc.  but I always seem to gravitate to the natural colours of Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake when doing the nature stamps.



I am taking a departure from using my copics and really enjoying the water color inks of Stampin' Up!


Hope you like it!

Hugs, Karen




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Jun 13, 2015

"Corner Garden"

Hello my crafty peeps!!

I thought I would finally try out the "Corner Garden" stamp set. I have embossed in clear and then water coloured 

I have used the following colors Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Raspberry Ripple and Old Olive. I find that colouring is always very relaxing and therapeutic.  




If you like this card and the stamp you can find it in the Stampin Up Catalogue on page 

Hugs, Karen


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Jun 11, 2015

Backorder List From Stampin’ Up!

Hello my crafty peeps!

I have been trying to order for my mum the "Neutrals Collection DSP" for just over a week so I understand the frustration but  Stampin’ Up! has provided us with the list of items currently on backorder with their anticipated in-stock date as well as the items that are low inventory and those that have been turned off temporarily due to backorder delays.

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated:
June 12
135852: Feathers Framelits Dies
137780: Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack
137784: Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
June 17
100425: 2-Way Glue Pen
July 2
138422: Tip Top Taupe 1″ Dotted Lace Trim
July 9
138426: Delightful Dijon 1″ Dotted Lace Trim
Not Orderable
138435: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
138436: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
140406: Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (not available until July 2015)
I will continue to post the updated list as Stampin’ Up! provides it to me, so be sure to check my blog before ordering to avoid frustration when items are unavailable.
Hugs, Karen


Jun 10, 2015

Tea and Crafting - Flower Patch

Hello my crafty peeps!

Last nice day for a little while, today we worked on 2 cards one with the Flower Patch stamp set and the other was one I had from Stamps of Life.





Hope you like them.
Hugs, Karen
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Jun 9, 2015

Weekly Deals From Stampin’ Up! June 9-15

Hello my crafty peeps!

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals:



Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 15.

If you need any paper crafting supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop tab on top of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping everyone!

Hugs, Karen


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Jun 3, 2015

Tea and Crafting - Shaker Card


Hello my crafty peeps!

Been working on a Christmas Shaker Card for Thursday 's Tea and Crafting session. 
First time for me so I am pretty excited.  I am using a retired Stampin' Up! Stamp called "Stitched Snowman" and The Northern Flurry Snowflake dies set.   

As I am typing I just thought of a great idea, tomorrow when doing the card with friends we will stamp the inside snowflake and emboss!  

As you can see in the photos, it's been trial and error on deciding how to do this card.  First I had all white, then changed my mind and added in the Tempting Turquoise cards stock for the base and ink.




I sponged the Tempting Turquoise on the background to match the base.







I used Stickles on this sample card but will use irredentist Ice in the class. 

Stay tuned for the final version.....

Hugs, Karen




Come Rain or Shine by Sarah Bennett

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