Thursday, December 29, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying the holidays with some family and friends surrounding you. I am thankful each and every day for so many things; for the chance to be creative, to share my craft with you all, and for being blessed with so many creative, supportive and wonderful ladies in my life. Thank you for being a part of my life!I made this card just for you :) Merry Christmas from me to you! For this card, I used Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Riding Hood Red colors. I used the Snowburst textured impressions embossing folder, and ran some Old Olive cardstock through the Big Shot with it. I added some of the Frostwood Lodge designer paper, found in the Holiday Mini Catalogue. The stamped image is punched out using the decorative Label Punch, and then I ran the 2-Way Glue Pen around the edges, and dipped it in Champagne fine Cosmo Glitter. The ribbon treatment is made using Certainly Celery satin ribbon, pleated up with Sticky Strip underneath, to hold it. I hope you like my Christmas card, and I hope you have a very Merry rest of your holidays, and a Happy New Year too! Jo-Ann

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday Extravaganza!

Holiday Extravaganza

Who doesn't love a good SALE?! And best of all, this one's an ONLINE sale! Shop from the comfort of your own home, grab a cup of tea, snuggle up with a blanket, and shop for some amazing deals! Over 50 items are on sale at up to 50% off! There will even be TWO special products on sale at 60% off for a 24 hour period!  So, get your list out, and get some things checked off! This sale goes from Nov 21st to Nov 30th. Click here to access my online store! Then Click on Shop Now, and Online Extravaganza!

You can Email me if you'd prefer that I place your order, but keep in mind I will only place them once I get a minimum of $100 in orders, so this may be too late if there's something you're desperate for! (My first order will be going through this Thursday morning.) 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas Card Stamp A Stack!

Only 2 more days to register!

Only one more week to register! Make sure I have your RSVP and payment before Oct 15th!

class date: Sat, Nov 5th, 2011


at Jo-Ann's Stampin Studio, $35 per person

 I would LOVE to have you attend! Register today!  

        You'll be making 16 beautiful, hand-stamped Christmas Cards in one session! There will be 4 each of 4 designs, and I will pre-cut everything for you, before the class! You will go home with your cards all ready to send out!


Bring your own adhesives, register and pre-pay $35 via cash, cheque, or Paypal by Oct 15th! You can also pay for 16 matching envelopes if you like ($5).

     There will also be Christmas goodies, HOT Apple Cider, door prizes and loads of Christmas cheer to get you in the mood for Christmas!   

       As an added bonus, when you place an order that day, you will get a draw ticket for every $40 you order! All the qualifying hostess stamp sets and shopping dollars from the whole day's orders will be given away to two lucky winners!  You will want to have your name in this draw, trust me!   

Payment is by cash, cheque or Paypal. Class size is limited to 15 people. Please bring your own scissors and adhesive.

Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack!

Sat, Nov 5th 3:00pm-6:30pm

at Jo-Ann's Stampin Studio

(16 cards for $35, 4 cards each of 4 designs, register and pre-pay by Oct 15th, optional matching envelopes for $5)

 Hope to see you there! Register and pre-pay by Oct 15th!


Choose an option

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Upcoming Banner Class!

   Create Banner

Come and make this beautiful vintage-style banner for your craft area, or make it with your family name on it! (Anything goes, as long as it's about 6-9 letters!)

Weds, Aug 24th 7pm

$20 per person

We will be creating this, distressing it, and putting our own touches on it during this class. Please bring your own scissors and adhesive.

Register and pre-pay by Aug 15th. Class space is limited.


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Friday, August 12, 2011

Ribbon Swap!

I know you LOVE these ribbon swaps! And so do I! So, I am offering a new one, designed to get you up to five colors of the NEW 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in the NEW In-Colors! You can view these ribbons on page 194 of the new Idea Book & catalogue!  

 Simply order one spool of the brand NEW Ruffled 3/8" ribbon from me, and you will get up to five different colors of it, for the price of one spool ($13.50 plus shipping and tax). 10 yards in total. I will split the spools evenly between all the participants, max five people per group. The available colors are Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, and Pool Party, the NEW In-Colors!


Contact me to sign up for this Ribbon Swap by Aug 14th!



If you have any questions, or to place your order, you can email me at

Need it mailed? Just add another $3.00 for postage.

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   Buy Now





Sunday, June 19, 2011

Blow-out SALE Tuesday!

Time for a BLOW-OUT SALE!
Tuesday, June 21st 7-9pm 


Are you ready for some excitement?! I've got it!

Stamp Club photo 

I am thrilled to be hosting my Blow-Out Sale again this year! It's that time of year when I blow-out loads of my retired stamp sets and accessories! I am making room for the new incoming stamp sets and fun stuff! You will have the opportunity to shop for loads of retired stamp sets, inks, punches and more!


I will also be giving you an opportunity to win some door prizes, and I may just have a limited supply of the new 2011-2012 Catalogues! :) Woohoo! You don't want to miss this!


Catalogues will be a special price of $10 at this event only! And are free for club members! Supply is limited, first come, first serve. Join a club that night, and get yours for FREE too!


Come and place an order from the LAST CHANCE LIST and get those favorite products from your wish list before they retire on June 30th!




Join me on Tuesday, June 21st 7-9pm! It's FREE!



I am also going to be giving away all the Hostess Credits and qualifying Hostess Stamp Set(s) to 2 lucky winners! Get a ticket into this Mystery Hostess draw with every $40 you order! Two separate group orders: You can order from the Retiring Catalogue, or the NEW catalogue! (New Catalogue orders will be held until July 1st.) One winner from each!



Bring a friend I haven't met yet - 1 ticket

RSVP for this event by Monday evening - 1 ticket

JOIN a club while you're here - 3 tickets

Purchase $50 or more in retired products - 3 tickets



Sale items will be available on a first come, first serve basis, and will be priced to sell! 25-40 % off! Payment for these items will be cash or cheque only.



If you can't make it, but want to place a Stampin' Up order online today, go to my online store.


Email me at to RSVP for this great event!





Shop Now link

.....Click here to SHOP NOW!







See you Tuesday!



Monday, June 6, 2011

Father's Day card

Hi everyone! With so much going on around here, I wanted to set aside a minute and post a pic of this Father's Day card we made recently for Big Shot Club! This was designed by a demonstrator friend of mine, Joanne Oszenaris.

This card uses the textured Impressions Folder, and the technique is called Paper Quilting.

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I just punched out some different circles, and placed them on the Old Olive cardstock with Snail Adhesive. Then I ran both layers through the Lattice Embossing Folder at once. It pushes the cardstocks together and gives this really nice quilted look!

Lattice embossing folder 

Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die

#119976 $10.95 Cdn



The colors used on this project are Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Night of Navy and Crumb Cake.

Give this technique a try and post your card pic to your blog, with a link below in the comments. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Don't forget that the retiring lists are now available, and accessories are only while supplies last!

You can place your order online 24/7 through my online store.

Happy Stamping!





Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Is Blossoming promotion!

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Here are some SNEEK-PEEK products from the upcoming July catalogue! And YOU can get your hands on them early!

  • Spend $25* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.

  • Host a $460* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!


Four Frames Stamp Set
W: item 123440 | $25.95
C: item 123442 | $19.95

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
item 122367 | $12.50

Tack these onto your order before the end of April, and get your hands on them before everyone else!

(Place your order online or via email prior to April 29th.)

Happy Stamping! Spring is Blossoming :)


Monday, April 4, 2011

NEW Clearance Rack deals!

Stampin' Up has just added TONS of amazing deals to their Clearance Rack! You have to check this out! All the products are available at up to 60% off! They have even added these fun Grab BAGS!

Grab Bags 

You can place your order online and have it shipped to your front door! (You can also collect hostess benefits for orders over $200 this way!) Or, add to MY Clearance Rack order going through on April 8th! Email me by April 7th to get in on this! (Sorry my order will be cash or cheque only, due on pickup)

Here are some of the awesome items on the Clearance Rack!

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Go to my website now to browse through all the pages of NEW deals! Just click SHOP NOW in the top right corner, then Clearance Rack. (Don't miss the pages after the first five!)

If you have any questions, or to place your order, you can email me at

Happy Bargain Hunting!



Monday, March 21, 2011

Stamp-A-STACK cardmaking class!

Stamp-A- STACK! 

 I am so excited to bring you another of these very popular CardMaking Classes! There is a NEW date for this one, so mark your calendar!

  Saturday, April 16th (*note date change)


cost: $32 per person (plus optional $5 if you want matching stamped envelopes!)


Imagine having a STASH of handmade cards ready to go as you are running out the door to a birthday dinner, a baby shower, or a friend's house! I will design and PRE-CUT all your supplies for the cards below. (These are my absolute FAVES from a recent Stampin' Up Regional seminar, where I SWAPPED til I DROPPED with other demonstrators! )

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Card #1: designed by Terry Radnai

Card#2: designed by Bonny Hastings

Card#3: designed by Jennifer Picard

Card#4: designed by Sylvia Phan

(Beautiful job ladies! We are going to have a great time making your designs!)

At this Stamp A Stack event, you will get to make 4 of each of these designs, for a total of 16 cards! 

Register by March 29th. Payment is by cash, cheque or Paypal. Sign up today! Limited to 15 people. I will add another session on the same day if the first one fills up!




Payments class only: $32

Payments class plus matching envelopes: $37

Email me if you have a question:

Hope to see you there!



Sunday, March 20, 2011

Heart Pouch project

Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you the heart pouch I made recently.

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It is made using the new Petal Cone Die, and the Fun Flowers Die, both found in the Occasions Mini Catalogue. My friend, Pamela, and I made 25 of these for swaps for a recent Stampin' Up seminar!

I used Always Artichoke cardstock for the base, cut 2 out with the Petal Cone Die, and then ran them through the Polka Dot embossing folder. I adhered the two pieces together with Sticky Strip, and added some designer Paper, and 1/8" Marina Mist ribbon. The flowers were cut out of Marina Mist cardstock, (thanks to Sher and Alexa for the help:)), then embossed with the Polka Dots and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folders, and added a Big Button and some Linen Thread.

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It makes a cute little pouch, perfect for a package of homemade cookies, or some flavored tea, made just to brighten a friend's day!

Hope you enjoyed it!



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Who wants FREE products?

JUST 2 MORE DAYS until Stampin' Up! launches Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 25!), their biggest promotion of the year!  Earn a free gift for every $60 in product you purchase, or opt to fill your Stampin' Up! wish list by taking advantage of the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Promotion!

SAB11_US Click here - all these items are FREE! Don't forget the HUGE list on the last page!
(If you can't open the attachment, you can go to my website starting Jan 25th and check out all the free Sale-A-Bration items you can earn there!)

(For more info on the Sale-A-Bration Demonstrator starter kit, send me an email.)

I am starting to take orders via email for Sale-A-Bration now! Or you can order online thru my website starting on Jan 25th. Either way, choose a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $60 you order!

Happy Creating!