Tuesday, 29 May 2012

So Sorry to See You Go..

This was a card made with my club girls this past week.  

I really wanted to do something with our retiring In-colors, and in my effort to make more use of items that haven't gotten visited in a whlie, I hauled out my crimper as well.  

We used Concord Crush and Poppy Parade for this card (other than the Whisper White of course),  some of the retiring Hostess DSP also in the matching in colors.  
This card was just as much about me challenging myself to just dig in and play, as it was about making a card that my club girls would love. I had the brain-fart afterwards that the word GRAD would have worked well on the pennants as well. 

I cannot think of a better occasion to use the "Go Confidently in the direction of your Dreams" stamp, than a graduation.  Such a bittersweet ending before a brand new beginning..  

Would you like to make someone special a hand-made Graduation card this year?  Let me know how I can help!  :)

You can order our in-color 2010-2011 items for just a few more days.  On May 31st that vault door closes and they're gone gone gone..  

You can order 24/7 from my demonstrator website, submit your order by e-mail,  or give me a call and we will place your order together.  

Whatever you're up to today, I hope your day has some ScrapNStamp In it! :)


Monday, 28 May 2012

Going Going.. another bite.. Get it while you can!

I made these 2 cards (and the one I posted on the weekend)  using the soon to be retired hostess set "Butterfly Prints" in our current idea book and catalog. 

I mounted a sheet of whisper white inside as well, and stamped coordinating images on the inside as well just to give it a little extra.. 

As my regular readers know, I'm a long-time butterfly nut ~ and I will definitely be sorry to see this set go.  

Of course, I'll still have it in my Craft room to enjoy,  but it's not quite the same as being able to share it with all of you on a more regular basis. 

There are only a few more days left to get your must have items from our retiring list...

Do you need help mounting your new stamps, color matching? Is there a technique you'd like to try.  Let me know, I'm here to help!   If you need help placing you order please give me a shout and we'll place your order together.  

Hope your Monday is Fabulous!



Sunday, 27 May 2012

Calendar Updates ~ Won't You Join Us?

Sample Features "Butterfly Prints" which retires May 31st, 2012
You know it's been a long week when you start out to type "I've been working on the calendar" and this little voice in your head starts singing "all the live long day".. too funny!  Then all of a sudden the little voice starts it's own rendition and before long I find myself humming the song as the little voice is singing..  finishing off with just to fill those squares today..     Ha Ha Ha.  

It's all my husband's fault.  At least that's what I always tell him.  We've been making a point lately of trying to schedule more time at HOME.  Life gets to hurry up busy so often that it's no wonder that we're so tired all the time.  It wasn't a huge surprise that in the middle of my gall bladder drama that we both ended up with laryngitis and bronchitis last week.  The forced down-time was really good for us, and for me in particular.  For the first time in a very long time I chose to take some Teddybear and Pj's time and spent some down time with my hubby.  

I had also come to a realization that while many in my life were after me to slow down and take some time to smell the roses..  in my mind I already was.  I had to laugh when I started looking at it realizing that I'd take a break from posting press releases, and go do some housework, then I'd break from that and come work on my blog, and round and round it went. 

What can I say?  When you love your "job", it doesn't FEEL like work..  but even so, the 16-20 hour days take their toll on you after a while.  My big realization came in the middle of our down-time recovery..   and I have to admit I felt a little foolish that it hadn't dawned on me sooner.  

So the goal for this week is continue to work smarter, not harder. You will notice that many of the new calendar additions are slotted for the same day each month.  This will allow people to plan ahead.  Keep in mind however, that if the day I've planned doesn't work for you and there is a day that will work better ~ Feel free to let me know.  If there is enough interest I will create a second event on an alternate day.  Better yet, gather 3 friends to join you, and I'll bring the class to you!  

Here are the latest additions to the ScrapnStamp Calendar..  More Updates to Come.. 

Among the upcoming classes My Digital Studio and Revised Club Menus..  Is there something that you'd like to take a class in?  A particular product you'd like to try ~ I'd love to hear from you!  iscrapnstamp@gmail.com  


Mom and Me Class

Every Wednesday ~  9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Join me to create a selection of theme-related gifts and crafts.  Geared to kids 8 and under – bring your Mom(Dad/Aunt/Grandparent etc) to help you.  $15 for one Mom and one child, bring a 2nd child for an extra $10.

Caregivers, Teachers, and other Childcare professionals are welcome to attend to get samples and ideas to take back to their special kids.

RSVP 613-655-1010 or

Oh So Simple ~ Basic and Beautiful Card Class
2nd Monday of Each Month
Upcoming Dates:  June 11, July 9th,  Aug 13, Sept
Come and stamp 4 wonderful all occasion cards to add a variety of cards to your card stash and wow your friends and family with cards you made yourself!
 Supply fee is $20 or place a $25 order and your class is free. 
Fun-Size your experience ~ make 8 cards for $30 (Free with $35 order)  or 12 cards for $40 (Free with your $45 order.) 
Bring a friend that has never attended one of my classes before and get an extra 4 cards absolutely FREE!
Enjoy this class in my workshop, or gather 4 friends and I’ll bring the party to you! 
RSVP 613-655-1010 or iscrapnstamp@gmail.com

Coffee & A Card Class
Every Monday (Except Holidays) 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Beat the Monday Blah’s and kick your week off with a smile.  Get your kids on the school bus, and hubby off to work, then join me for this weekly informal get together.  For just $5 enjoy a cup of coffee (tea or hot chocolate) among friends, and of course create a card.
RSVP 613-655-1010 or iscrapnstamp@gmail.com

Big Shot Bonanza
Upcoming Dates  Thursdays: June 21, July 19 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturdays:  June 16, July 21 ~   2-4:00
The focus of this class will be cards and 3D gifts and items feature our Big Shot Die Cutting System. 
Supply Fee is $15 or FREE with the purchase of any Big Shot Die.
Purchase your Big Shot through me and attend your choice of 3 Big Shot Classes FREE.
RSVP 613-655-1010 or iscrapnstamp@gmail.com

My Down-line team and Club Members Save $5 on All My Other Classes!

My chosen dates or times don’t fit in with your schedule?  Contact me to book an alternate date or private class for you and your friends!


Thursday, 24 May 2012

We're Hiring! ~ Your Starter Kit - YOUR Way!

You don't have to want to be a demonstrator to buy our starter kit.  Many of my customers have purchased our "I want it all kit" to get a variety of products at a discount and have never sold a thing with it afterwards.  

Others prefer to collect orders from family and friends in an effort to support their habit ~  and of course there are also your career oriented demonstrators. 

Customize your kit, your way and then enjoy the benefits of building a business as big, or as small as you want to make it.  

Members of my Downline Team and "I want it all" Club receive additional training and support in downline meetings, swaps and incentives.  I also offer an additional perk of $5 off any of my regular classes, crops and events.  

If you think you'd like to sign up, or you'd like more information please contact me at your leisure.  You can also sign up directly via my demonstrator website.  Please do not hesitate to give me a shout if I can be of any assistance in answering your questions or placing your order.  

I'd love to make you part of my ScrapNStamp Team! 

New to the Craft? Overwhelmed? Read On..

Do you flip through the catalog and feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to start?  

If you're new to the craft, I'm sure that our menu can certainly seem daunting ~ but it really isn't as bad as you might think. 

Consider joining me for one of my beginners classes!  Offered in Scrapbooking, Rubber Stamping (Card Making), and Die-Cutting varieties, my 101 classes may be just what the doctor ordered!

Join me for a low-impact and stress free session among friends.  View my inspiration station and sample boards, enjoy our featured project and take your finished sample home with you.  A great chance to check out my upcoming class schedule, and current promotions. 

There is no supply fee to attend my 101 classes ~ you have nothing to lose!  

Now booking - May 31st, June 5th, and June 13th

Classes are available in morning, afternoon, evening and weekend time slots.  Space is limited, please call ahead to reserve your spot.  If the posted class time doesn't work for you, feel free to contact me with a date that works for you.   

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Project Share: The Good Stuff file folders - Enjoy!


The Good Stuff file folders

• Notes & Details*

• Whisper White Card Stock
• Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper*

• Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine
• Heart to Heart Punch*
• Big Shot™
• Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz™ XL Die*

*These products are retiring—order yours before May 31!

Visit my website to place your order, of if you prefer you can e-mail it to me and I can place the order for you.  Please note that retiring items will not be available for purchase after May 31st.  Get them before they're gone!!

A thoughtful Thursday..

Somewhere after 3 AM and I'm awake again and there's no good reason why.. but alas here I am.

I've been thinking a lot this week about plans and planning.  It's sounds funny to admit that though I am a big fan of planning things out that not much in my life has gone according to plan...  somewhere in there I suppose there's some twisted irony in that..  but at this moment it escapes me somehow.

Not just in life but in crafting we make decisions daily based on our hopes and dreams - what we tell ourselves we want to do..  

As I've been sorting through my craft area over these past several weeks I can see much evidence of this.  A variety of papers, stamps and other tools bought in Ebay tours and other travels.  The eyelets in every shape and size, the pearl-ex powder that someone told me that I'd love if I tried it ~  I got a large lot of it from a woman online for a fraction of what it would have cost me new.  A friend recently told me that I have more than enough there for my kids, my kids kids and their kids to use and there may still be some left over!!  I still haven't taken the time to dig it out and play with it.

I remember making my wish-list in my early days of being a Stampin' Up! clubber and desperately wanting the light table.  Of course by the time I got to that point on my wish list it had been discontinued.  I lucked out and found one on Ebay,  and here we are many years down the road and I'm not sure that I've ever even plugged it in.

To say nothing of the well intended gifts of my teddy-bear for bags, and toys that were bought to surprise me.  I have truly amassed a *lot* of "stuff" -- and that's just my paper crafting supplies, I haven't even delved into the bins of fabric, yarn, beads and other notions of days gone by.   I also bought out the stock of a retiring CM demo at one point, and had bought a pile of paper from CADD as it transitioned to TLC and then folded into something else entirely and did away with its consultants..  but there's still an awful lot of product that I just haven't gotten to use.

All items of course that were bought with the best of intentions, yet so many are still in their original wrapping waiting for their chance to be loved.  Many more punches, dies and other items are castaways from my long-ago daycare mom days.

Not just in life but in crafting we make decisions every day based on what we think -- what we hope -- we'll do on some fictitious someday.   I've heard rumors of crafters out there who set out with a project in mind - and like with a recipe pick out those things, complete the task and move on to the next.  This is definitely not me -  though I can honestly say that there is HOPE.

For me a lot of the issue has been medical issues.  They really do have lousy timing and get in the way of so very much.  Spending most of 2008 in hospital, then not being able to get the the basement for a time afterwards really put a kink in the plan - many of my toys and tools I just couldn't get to let alone use.  Seems like every time I get my ducks in a row, the domino effect comes into play and though it is tiresome there does come a point where you start to roll with it and hope that you can make it ahead of the next wave.  After a while it becomes an art in and of itself..

Now that I'm a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!  I am constantly adding to my library so that I can keep offering my customers a selection of all the great items we offer.  I have managed to organize all of my toys and tools over two large shelves in my livingroom.  We have recently begun the integration of livingroom takeover,  to a basement craft room makeover and integrating everything..  

I have begun devising new and creative ways to use up my retiring and retired card stocks and papers,  as well as my "other company" products as I work on my storage area and plotting how best to sort and store everything.   I'm working on my own Scrap From my Stash Challenges, as well as some Scrapping challenges in hopes of keeping myself on track and spending much more time at the crafting table.

My teddybear and I have been working on some other ideas as well, and I am looking forward to sharing those with you over the coming weeks and months.

I'd love to hear your ideas also..   feel free to leave a comment and share as we embark on this journey..

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Digital Designing - My Digital Studio New Downloads - May 22nd, 2012

 Our latest My Digital Studio downloads have arrived!  

To order these or any other download or product feel free to visit my website at your leisure.  Remember there is no additional charge to ship direct to you ~ and in the case of My digital studio downloads there is NO shipping fee at all!!  

If you'd like to place your order via phone or e-mail , or perhaps need some help in placing your order give me a shout and we'll get it done.  

Without further ado..  here are this week's new downloads..  ENJOY! 






If you would like to view our complete list of available My Digital Studio Download offerings, go to my demonstrator website, click on Digital Designing. 

Digital Downloads scheduled for release will be made available on Tuesdays after 1:00 AM MST.  Please Note that Stampin' Up! will not release new downloads *every* Tuesday. 

Try Before You Buy! 

Did you know that you can download a 30 day trial of My Digital Studio absolutely FREE?  Get Yours Here!

Place your order at your leisure and download straight to your computer!  Let me know if I can be of any assistance in placing your order, or making sense of your order once you have received it.  I'm here to help!