Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Back to School ~ Teacher & Caregiver Appreciation

One of the new additions to the Fall line-up is a new monthly class especially for our area teachers, and daycare providers.

These classes will offer theme-related projects and craft ideas that you can take away to share with your group, or recreate with your students.

 Bring a friend or colleague that has never crafted with me before and get a bonus project!

With the upcoming completion of my new craft room comes the culmination of more than 15 years of paper crafting, scrapbooking and rubber stamping.  Along with it massive assortment of dies, punches, stamps, and other tools.  Watch my schedule for Open Sessions where you pay only a flat fee to come and work on your own projects. Bring your paper and adhesive and make use of my toys and tools at your leisure in my craft room where play testing is encouraged.   

Ask me about a customized gift certificate for your favourite caregiver or teacher.  Gift certificates are valid for crops, classes and product orders through your Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Tammy Wilson.  Perfect for holiday   gift giving, or any time you want to show some appreciation.

Would you like to book a private class for your class or home daycare? With advanced booking, I can be available for school holidays or PA/PD days as well.  Contact me to discuss your specific theme and needs.

Consider hosting a workshop or private class to benefit your classroom or Daycare Centre.  I am happy to work with you to meet your fundraising goals.  Ask me for more information.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Countdown to September... Are you Ready?

Well I have to admit that I was a little surprised when my hubby said something about this being the long weekend.  It's not that I didn't believe him, so much as I really wasn't sure where the heck my August went!  But alas here we are heading full-steam into September..  are you ready?

Things are finally settling down a little bit in our world.  My Dad is still in hospital in Vancouver, and progress is slow.  We're hoping to head back out there soon to be able to get him settled back at home.  
My father-in-law had his surgery as well, and we are all overjoyed that he exceeded everyone's expectations and is home and doing better.  I imagine he'll be tired and sore for quite a while but at least he's HOME.

I also had my long-awaited gall bladder surgery, and am back at home also.  My hubby is having way too much fun enforcing the no lifting, take it easy part of the doc's message.  I suppose I should be grateful for the spoiling but I just hate the whole pre-meditated activity across the board.  Thankfully it's not forever..

As some of you know we had a nasty plumbing mishap just before we left for Vancouver as well.  What a mess that was! Thanks to my teddy bear's diligent and speedy efforts the mess wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been and most of the mess was confined to the laundry room.  

From the point we got home the insurance company had workers come and pack and empty our entire basement into a pair of Pods in our driveway.  They ripped out all of the carpet, and hauled it all away.  The basement never looked so big!  I hadn't realized it before but the carpet in the basement was one large piece from one end to the other so it all had to go..

They've also deemed that our washer and dryer need to be replaced as well since they were contaminated along with a variety of other shelves and things in the sewage fountain.  I have never been so grateful for my Rubbermaid tote bins that saved most of what we had stored in the laundry room.

The good news is that when all is said and done our basement will be done at long last. I have been plotting my orders in advance and am already well into planning classes and events from here to Christmas.  I guess you could say I'm a little excited. :)

There only a few days left to get in on the big My Digital Studio Promotion for this month ~ 31 different options for your crafting pleasure.  Let me know if I can be of any assistance in placing your order.

LIkewise there is only a short time to sign up for our "I want it all kit" or Start Up kit and receive the Spooktacular Special courtesy of Stampin' Up!  This kit has a value of  $75 absolutely free so if you've been thinking about it, you owe it to yourself to give it another look before you run out of time on a great special..

Stay tuned..  more information as it comes..    I'll be working on the Fall Line-up for classes and events and expect to have it posted shortly..  :)

Thursday, 16 August 2012


With the new Holiday Catalog comes some new hostess-only offerings.  The two new stamp sets are available in both wood and clear mount varieties.  The first one is a cute set that I envision in Christmas gift tags.  It is called Christmas Wishes and only costs $13 for the clear mount version and $18 for the Wood Mount one.   
The second one is called Mixed Medley.  The set coordinates with 2 punches – the new 1 1/4” scallop circle punch (also in the holiday catalog) and the 3/4” circle punch.  This one was among my first picks because it has year round images that can be used for a variety of occasions.  Cost for this one is just $12 for clear mount and $17 for the wood mount version. I have just ordered this one, and cannot wait to play with it!!    

There is also a new digital offering -  Eventful Year Digital Ensemble Disc (128141) – Be ready for any holiday with designed pages, cards and candy wrappers!  20 designer templates, 42 piece stamp brush set, 15 sheets of Designer series paper, and 29 new embellishments.   For just $15 in Hostess Dollars! 
If you’d like to get a closer look at the My Digital Studio and this Disc in particular let me know and we can set aside some for you to come out and have a look!  Try before you buy in my air conditioned (Gas Fireplace in winter) studio.  iScrapNstamp  ~ Where Scrap Happens and Play testing is encouraged.  Bring a friend and make it a play date!

If you like the hostess sets, you can get them a couple of ways. 
1.  Join A Club! 
I have several options for Hostess Clubs and Product Shares but perhaps the most popular is my ScrapNStamp Club!  A fabulous way to have fun and build your collection of toys, stampers and tools without breaking your budget.  Members commit to purchasing a set amount of product each month for a set period (usually $35 a month for 6 months – but I can do other options if there is interest ($50 for 4 months, $20 for 10 months etc).  During one of the 6 months you get to be the hostess and reap all of the benefits of having been a hostess. As an added bonus, you also get attendance at a special club night (crop or private class).  New Clubs are starting monthly, so please contact me if you’d like to join us, or if you have any questions.
All of my Club members receive an additional $5 discount on any other class, or crop that they attend with me outside of their particular club.  Each members also receives new catalogs, and mini catalogs FREE for the duration of their membership.  As well as early-bird offers, and specials especially for you.  My thanks for being a part of my ScrapNStamp family.  
2.  Host a party!
Club nights don’t work for you?  Have a craft group or a few friends that you’d like to get together with?  I do in-home workshops to introduce you and your guests to the fabulous art of paper crafting.  Choose a Scrapbook party, a Stamping Party, My Digital Studio or a Big Shot party or speak to me about a particular theme you might like to run with.  At this time of year many are starting to think about Fall Birthdays and Christmas, Holiday and Hanukah cards.  Consider getting a group together to make cards for your wedding or baby shower.  Even the most “non-crafty” person get interested in making their own Christmas cards and your friends will appreciate that you hosted a party to teach them how easy it could be to make their own personalized gifts.
Invite 4 or more friends and I’ll bring the party to you ~ available in your house or mine.  Having trouble settling on a date to get everyone together?  Why not consider a Catalog party ~  You set the deadline, post to email friends, family and colleagues – share via social media networks. (Sorry Canada Only) and collect your orders ~ reap the rewards.
3.  Be your own party!
If you live far away or just don’t want to host an event, you can still qualify for hostess benefits by placing an order of at least $200 in product.  This is a popular option among my long-distance customers as well as some of my die hard regulars.  If your wish list is long and you have the wiggle room in the budget, why not splurge and get your toys and freebies all at once and get it done?  This is a popular option, not only for my long-distance customers, but also for some of my local folks too.  If your wish list is long, it’s a great way to get freebies while buying things you want. If you can swing it, why not spoil yourself all at once.  Of course you’re welcome to invite outside orders from family and friends to increase your spoilings. 
Want some more info?  E-mail me at iscrapnstamp@gmail.com or phone me 613 655 1010

Monday, 13 August 2012

Project Share: Mr. & Mrs. Card - Enjoy!

Mr. & Mrs. Card

Project Difficulty:  A Step Up
Mr. & Mrs. Card 
The Mr. & Mrs. Single Stamp image simply shines when you stamp it in VersaMark ink, cover it with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, and heat emboss to finish.
Mr. & Mrs. Wood-Mount Stamp Set$12.17 | $10.95Qty:1
Basic Gray 8-1/2X11 Card Stock$9.44 | $8.50Qty:1
Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock$10.28 | $9.25Qty:1
Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights Collection$29.94 | $26.95Qty:1
Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Neutrals Collection$29.94 | $26.95Qty:1
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Versamark Pad$11.06 | $9.95Qty:1
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder$6.61 | $5.95Qty:1
3/16" Brads - Brights Collection$9.94 | $8.95Qty:1
Medium Window Sheets$6.61 | $5.95Qty:1
Boho Blossoms Punch$25.50 | $22.95Qty:1
1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch$13.28 | $11.95Qty:1
Punch Pack$25.50 | $22.95Qty:1
Stampin' Dimensionals$5.83 | $5.25Qty:1
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine$136.61 | $122.95Qty:1
Scallop Square Stampin' Up! Clear Bigz Die$29.94 | $26.95Qty:1
Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies$35.50 | $31.95Qty:1
To order supplies for this or any other paper crafting project, please visit my demonstrator website at your leisure.  Remember my site is open 24/7. I can ship direct to you anywhere in Canada also for no additional charge! 

Saturday, 11 August 2012


Stampin' Up! Announced a Fabulous Deal on Retired Designer Fabric ~ Stock up and SAVE!!!  

121716Deck the Halls Designer Fabric$1.19
121715Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric$1.19
121817Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric$1.19
121818Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric$1.19

There is no limit on purchase quantity for this fabulous offer; however please note that the offer is only good while supplies last.  At these prices they won't last long.  

You can add your purchase to your Online, Club or Workshop order.  

We have been asked to let you know that you since demand for these are expected to be high, that you may not receive all of the fabric you order.  Please order early to avoid disappointment. 

Place your order through my demonstrator website or through me directly.  

Inspiration Station ~ Saturday Quote Snack


“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” 
― Dr. Seuss

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 
― William W. Purkey

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.” 
― Woody Allen

“Reality continues to ruin my life.” 
― Bill WattersonThe Complete Calvin and Hobbes

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” 
“People aren't either wicked or noble. They're like chef's salads, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict.” 
― Lemony SnicketThe Grim Grotto

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Project Share: Best Things Card

Best Things card

Project Difficulty:  A Step Up
Best Things card 
Make your projects all your own by watercoloring them using the Aqua Painter and Classic Stampin' Pads. And our embossed card stock (seen here) is a snap to make using the Big Shot and the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!
Life Shared Wood-Mount Stamp Set$16.61 | $14.95Qty:1
Pool Party 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock$9.44 | $8.50Qty:1
Wild Wasabi 8-1/2X11 Card Stock$9.44 | $8.50Qty:1
6 X 9 Watercolor Paper$6.61 | $5.95Qty:1
Storytime Designer Series Paper$15.00 | $13.50Qty:1
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' Pad$8.06 | $7.25Qty:1
Jet Black StāzOn Pad$11.67 | $10.50Qty:1
White Baker's Twine$4.39 | $3.95Qty:1
Designer Buttons - Neutrals Collection$12.17 | $10.95Qty:1
Stampin' Dimensionals$5.83 | $5.25Qty:1
Aqua Painter$23.28 | $20.95Qty:1
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine$136.61 | $122.95Qty:1
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die$11.06 | $9.95Qty:1

To order supplies for this or any other paper crafting project, please visit my demonstrator website at your leisure.  Remember my site is open 24/7. I can ship direct to you anywhere in Canada also for no additional charge!