Monday, January 15, 2018

Celebrate You and a Blog Hop!

Happy Monday! I hope you've had a good weekend. Mine was very productive and I got a ton of samples designed and some major class prep done...whew!

Today marks a brand new Tri-City Stampers Blog Hop. We took a break for a bit over the holidays, but now we\re back and bigger than ever. Today I have a fun project we'll be making at my Sale-a-bration Bingo event this Friday evening. It features a few of my favourite Sale-a-bration items...

Can you spot all of the Sale-a-bration products I used on this card? There are FOUR! I'll start with the obvious...the Epic Celebrations stamp set. I was sooo excited to see this fun set as one of the Sale-a-bration offerings this year. I was in desperate need of images suitable for a teen/tween and this one fits the bill perfectly (right down to the BEATS headphones!). Here, I stamped the images on Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist card stock in the coordinating ink of the same shades. I also stamped the guitar image behind the sentiment.

Speaking of the sentiment, I actually used two coordinating products to create it! The Amazing You stamp set and coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits are FABULOUS! Here, I stamped the word celebrate in Bermuda Bay ink and die-cut the "YOU" from Basic Black card stock. I also brushed it with my Wink of Stella so it shimmers and sparkles. I used the Stitched Shapes framelits to die-cut the circle and the Layering Circles Framelits for the mat behind it.

So, did you spot the fourth Sale-a-bration item? It is the DSP! Those stars are found in the Bubbles and Fizz DSP pack. That paper is so versatile and although it coordinates beautifully with the Bubble Over bundle, it is perfect for SOOO many more projects!

On the inside of my card I added a Whisper White card stock panel on which I stamped one of the sentiments from the Epic Celebrations stamp set in Basic Black ink and the guitar image in Lemon Lime Twist.

Now, I know you're dying to see more fun project ideas, so be sure to hop on over to Sandy's blog for more inspiration.

1. Leena (You are here)
2. Sandy
3. Barb
4. Jennifer
5. Steph

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Blooms and Gingham

Hi there...I hope you're having a good week! Today I want to share with you a project I made using the Heartfelt Blooms Sale-a-bration stamp set. Check this out...

Now, I will admit, that when I first saw this stamp set at OnStage, I wasn't all that impressed. It wasn't until I used it and saw the incredible photo-realistic image it creates that I fell in love with it. It is a new, Stampin' Up! exclusive style of stamp called DistINKtive, and it fabulous! Here is a closer look at the stamped flowers:

The depth and shadows this stamp gives are just amazing! To create this card, I first stamped the image and then die-cut a stitched circle to pop up a portion of the stamped image. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set in Night of Navy ink. I love the combination of Sweet Sugarplum and Night of Navy!

I also ran the Whisper White card stock through my Big Shot using the new Petal Pair TIEF and then layered it on a piece of Night of Nacy card stock before adding some gingham ribbon in the same shade. I layered that on a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock and then mounted it on a Night of Navy card stock base.

On the inside I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped a portion of the floral image in Sweet Sugarplum.

I can't say enough about how beautiful this stamped image is...oh, did I mention it is FREE with a $60 order during Sale-a-bration?? This set needs to be at the top of your Wish List for sure!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Upcoming Classes and Events

Stampin' Bingo 
Sale-a-bration Edition

**NEW DATE** Friday, January 19th, 2018
6:30-9:30 pm

Cost: $25

Sale-a-bration and the new Occasions Catalogues are here and there is no better way to celebrate than with some good ol' BINGO!

We'll play five games of BINGO, throughout the evening, taking breaks to stamp cute projects using new Sale-a-bration-exclusive products and browse the displays. Prizes for each BINGO game will be new products from the Occasions Catalogue. Total Prize Board is valued over $350!!

Each guest will receive a BINGO card, a goodie bag of fun new products, three make-n-takes and a copy of the new catalogues to keep. 

Guests who bring a friend whom I've not met before or who place a Sale-a-bration qualifying $60 order at the event will earn an additional BINGO card for the final blackout game, which has a HUGE prize (valued over $80!). Place an order that qualifies for Level 2 Sale-a-bration ($120) and receive TWO extra cards.
Seating for this evening is limited. Register today to avoid disappointment. Click HERE to visit my website and then click RSVP to reserve your seat today.
In-person or To-Go

Begins January 22nd, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm

Join my Stampin’ Blends Club and gradually build your collection of Stampin’ Blends colours while also learning how to colour and blend like a pro. These markers are SO easy to use (unlike other similar products on the market) and I know you will love them!

Each month you will receive two sets of markers: a light and a dark shade in each of two of Stampin’ Up exclusive colours. In addition you will create three projects that feature the markers in your growing collection.

This club is offered as both a Face-to-Face and/or a Class-To-Go over six months on the 4th Monday of each month (January - June 2018).

Those participating in the Face-to-Face classes will come on the the 4th Monday of each month from January till June and will receive their markers and create their projects at the live class.

For long-distance members, project kits and markers will be mailed on the fourth Monday of each month and a link to the tutorial videos will be emailed so you can create your projects at your convenience.


Face-to-Face Club $35/month (Due at each class)
(includes two sets of markers and three projects each month)
*Already have the markers? Choose $24 in other products from any catalogue instead*

To-Go Club $40/month (Due via etransfer by the 15th of each month)
(includes two sets of markers and three projects each month as well as postage)
*Already have the markers? Choose $24 in other products from any catalogue instead*

*Bonus: Receive the Colour Lifter FREE in January and the Ivory and Bronze Skin-tone markers FREE in June*

Ready to join? Click HERE to visit my events page and then click RSVP to reserve your spot. I will contact you to confirm whether you would like the Face-to-Face or To-Go option. 


 Memories and More Club

Meets monthly on the 3rd Monday or 4th Tuesday.
Begins Monday January 15th or Tuesday January 23rd.

How many photos did you take last year? How many did you print? If your answer to the first question is hundreds and the second is zero, you have a problem. How will your family ever be able to view those photos and relive precious memories if the photos are languishing on your device or hard drive? Don't dispair...I have the solution!
Join the winter session of my Memories and More club and I'll show you just how easy it is to preserve your family's precious memories.
Each month we will create 6 12”x12” pocket page layouts using that month’s featured kit and product bundle. We will use one card kit and the coordinating bundle for two months (that’s 12 layouts!), giving you lots of ideas for the featured kit.

We will meet monthly, on the third Monday or fourth Tuesday of the month from January till April. By the end of the session, you'll have 24 complete layouts!

Joining the club requires an initial purchase of a set of Variety Pack 12" x 12" Pocket Pages (AC pg.197) at a cost of $12.00.

Cost: $30/month - You will receive the featured card kit and a product bundle which includes a selection of coordinating products. We will use the card kit and product bundle for two months at the end of which you will take home all remaining items.
Click HERE to learn more.

Birthday Bonanza
Card Buffet
Thursday, January 25th, 2018 6:30-9:30 pm 
**Updated 01/12/18: This session is now FULL

Cost:  Four Cards FREE with a $25.00 order 
(or $3.00/card - min. 4 cards)

It's a new year, which means it is time to prepare for another year's worth of birthdays!  Join me as we create cards to honour the special people in our lives.  There will be a selection of birthday cards to choose from, including designs suitable for men, kids, teens and more.

Choose the designs you prefer and make as many of each as you would like, all while working at your own pace.  No sharing supplies or waiting for tools.

This is a very popular event.  Seating is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Click your preferred date above to reserve your seat today!


Sure Do Love You
Valentine's Class

Monday, January 29th, 2018
7:00-9:00 pm

Cost: FREE with a $35 order 
(or $20 class fee)

Valentine's Day will soon be here! Save yourself the last-minute dash down the card aisle at your local store and join me for an evening of crafting using products from the Painted With Love Suite from pages 18-19 in the Occasions Catalogue.
Your sweetheart will feel extra-special when they receive handmade cards and treats made just for them. We'll create a set of love notes that you can use throughout the year to remind your special someone just how special they are, as well as a holder for yummy treats and a card suitable for giving to your sweetie or anyone you hold dear.

Seating for this event is limited. Click HERE to visit my Events page and then click RSVP to reserve your seat.

Sale-a-Bration Celebration
Customer Appreciation Event

 Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
1:00-4:00 pm

Sale-a-bration is here and it is time to PAR-TAY!

Join me for my annual Open House where I showcase new products from the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Brochures AND get spoiled a little while you're at it. This is my chance to thank all of my amazing stamping friends who helped make the past year the best ever for my little business. There will be prizes, games, yummy treats and make-n-takes featuring new products and a special promotion you WON'T want to miss. This is a drop-in event, so stay for a few minutes or all afternoon...whatever your schedule will allow.

This event is FREE, but I need you to click RSVP on my Event Page if you plan to attend so I know how much food and how many make-n-takes to prepare. I am looking forward to spoiling you!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Happy 75th Birthday

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Today is my mom's 75th birthday! Because they live 4 hours north of us and are pretty much snowed in for the winter, I won't be able to see her today; so I made her a pretty card with lots of new products. Check it out...

I used products from the Sweet Soiree Suite in the new Occasions Catalogue. These products are FABULOUS! Sooo pretty and girlie! Now, my mom is anything but a girlie girl, but she really loves flowers, so it is perfect for her. Can you believe the only thing I stamped on this card is the sentiment??? Every thing else is from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit! Here's a closer look...

The cake, flowers, numbers and vellum accents are all from the kit, which made this card a snap to put together. I did use the Sweet Cake Framelits to die-cut the bow and the cake stand from silver foil. I also used my Big Shot and the new Petal Pair TIEF to emboss the Whisper White background panel.

The sentiment is from the Cake Soiree stamp set and is stamped in Berry Burst ink. I die-cut the label using the Petals and More Thinlits.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set in Berry Burst ink and then added another floral accent from the embellishment kit. Talk about a lot of WOW for not a lot of work! Good thing my mom doesn't read my blog and won't ever know just how easy this card was to make. She has already received it and LOVES it! Be sure to keep my secret, ok? ;)

Have a great week!

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