Archive for March, 2010

Mar 27 2010

5 Days Sale-Stamping Package on Sale!

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Five Day Sale – Stamping Package on Sale!


Five days left for Sale-a-bration! It’s Spring Fever in Kim’s Studio….From now until March 31st, I’m am offering a HUGE sale on the I Want it All Stamping Package. Check it out:


  • The package, is 15% off – You’ll get over $500 worth of supplies for only $225 plus PST (no GST or shipping!)
  • You get to pick an additional stamp set of  your choice up to a $63.95 value from the current catalog (that’s a total of six sets in your package!)
  • And, you get a FREE punch class as a thank you from me (just email me)ps you all know I love punches!

What a great deal? – there is no obligation, and once you purchase this package you will get all a discount on all of your Stampin’ Up orders for the next few months. If you wanted the big shot, you can order it within the next 60 days and get it (& anything else you want) at 30% off!  You also get Stampin up! exclusive publication every month with great tips and ideas.

Do you want it all and are ready to go?

Purchasing your kit is as easy as 1-2-3:

1.       Step One – Customize your package with your choices of the following

a.    Stamp Sets at the following prices (or lower): $48.95, 44.95, 28.95, 26.95, 10.95 PLUS your bonus set at up to $63.95

b.    Five Classic Stampin Pads

c.    Any Stampin’ Around Wheel

d.   Any two packages of Assorted Cardstock

e.    Any package of neutrals cardstock

f.     Any Decor Element up to a $16.95 value

g.   In addition to the above you’ll receive a Stampin Around Wheel handle, Stampin’ Pastels, Versamark Pad, SNAIL Adhesive, Blender Pens and Catalogs  automatically

2.      Step Two –  Email me or call me with your choices, and I’ll place the order  OR you can order online at  (my password is stampingkim)

3.       Step Three – Sit back and your package will make it to your door within 7-10 days!  NOW how cool & simple is that?!



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Mar 22 2010

Kimberly’s one layer card challenge

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I have never participated in a card challenge before.  So I said to myself, Kim you can do this. (If I can win Shelli’s challenge, I can do this).   It was so much fun, I completed this card in 2 minutes.  I used a bunch of my favorite products:  En Français background, Elegance Trio stencils, a half pearl from the pretties kit and chocolate chip satin ribbon, and the color spritzer tool.  I also spritz a mixture of champagne shimmer paint  / rubbing alcohol and created a shimmer card.  You can’t see it on the picture but if you come to my studio, you can see how pretty it is!


In close up, you can see I stamped with the define your life alphabet.  A stamp set that you can get for FREE (value $63.95 )when you buy the starters kit before March 31st!  This is a super deal you won’t want to miss out!


 Happy Monday!

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Mar 18 2010

Spring Fling Scrapbooking Day


What is my Spring Fling Scrapbooking Day?


It is a fun filled day, where you will create up to 20 page spread (12×12) . Every page spread will represent a sheet from the Designer series paper stack from the occasion mini. Therefore you will leave my home with 20 12×12 pages.  You can also choose to take the add on package that includes a  decorated linen album (hint it will include chipboard!)

This day includes a 12×12 Designer series paper stack,a package of sweet pea felt pieces, and 6.5m of satin ribbon (mixture of chocolate chip, pretty in pink and old olive)

The add on includes chipboard,page protectors inserts, & a 12×12 linen album.

I will have fabulous door prizes!

May is scrapbook month, so why not get ready sooner.  Spring is in the air and what a fun way to relax.  It could be the perfect Mother’s day gift! 

A handmade stamped gift is a gift from the heart! 

You will not want to miss this fun event in my reorganized stamp room.  I used to call it Kim’s studio, but really liked when Shelli wrote on her blog: stamping on the river’s edge!  So come join the fun, with music, spring decorations and a yummy catered buffet.

When:  Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Registration:  8:30 am

Class:  9:00 to 5:00

Where:  Kim’s Stampin’Studio

750 Front Rd West

L’Orignal, Ontario

K0B 1K0

 Places are limited since we need extra room for scrapbooking

Click HERE to view the details!!


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Mar 15 2010

Make & Takes for the evening with Shelli

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Can’t have an event without Make & Takes!

I devoted my 4 make & takes to the Occasions Mini catalogues since we only have until April 3oth to order.  We won’t know if some of the products from the mini will be in the new 2010-2011 idea book & catalogue.  So if you want some products from one of the best mini, you better order them NOW!

Make & Take #1:

The bird book on p. 34, love these!  They are so cheap 6.95$  What a fabulous gift for a teacher, mother or event for one of your kids.  You can add pictures to them.  This bird came with a sample of the Designer Series Paper Stack.  Demonstrators also got a sample of the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt.

Make & Take #2

There are so many things you can do with Stampin’Up! exclusive Milk Carton!  I used the window sheets from the Catty to create this clear milk carton.  I wanted to see the chocolate.  As a matter of fact, the reason I didn’t post my make and takes sooner is because some of the guest who came to Shelli’s event ate my Cadbury Mini Eggs!  Yes we had to buy some more!  I just love the end result of this make and take.  It’s too cute!  For the greeting, I used the Eggcoutrements stamp set and used the matching Designer label punch, to punch out the greeting.  I then added a flower punched from Trio Flower punch.  If you don’t have this punch, you can purchase the Eggcellent Eggs kit, they have these cut adorable flowers.  I finished off with a soft subtle brad. I sealed my project with the sticky strips.  But at home I just added 1/2" Library Clip so my kids can grab the eggs for Easter.  Voilà!

Make & Take # 3

I thought this could be a cute Mother’s Day card!  Can you believe my helpers passed 150 of those babies in the big shot with the Movers & Shapers Die and I used one of the punch windows.  We then passed all 150 whisper white papers in the Stampin’up! Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  I am kind of addicted to those! Can’t wait to see which one stampin’up! will come up with next!  There is a sample of the Designer Series Paper  Stack.  My greeting was from the Well Scripted stamp set.  The bird was from the Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch.  They are great to store away because you can lock them flat!  And last but not the least, one of my favorites, 5/8" Satin Ribbon.  (There are 9 colors in total)  I used the certainly celery.

Make & Take 4

 Well my last Make and take was a gift card holder.  I made it with the Stampin’up! top note die.  Again, I used a sample of the Designer series paper stack and the Well scripted stamp set.  I embellished with one of the sending love epoxy brads in chocolate chip.  Love the chocolate bunny stamp!  There are so many things to do with this bunny!  During embossing, one of the bunnies lost his ear, my daughter Jordan said that someone ate his ears.  Too cute!

Well these were my 4 quick and easy make and takes!

If you want some of these amazing products featured from the mini, you better order them NOW, we don’t know if they will make it in the next catalogue.  Email me, I order weekly.  In a rush, just order online 24/7, click on my order button (on the right of my blog)or go to

Next post will really be a tour in my stamp room!


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Mar 13 2010

A gift to my fellow demonstrators!

A fabulous event that I will remember forever!


After dinner with my downline,Shelli and Sara, headed out to Golf Club La Cite for an event that I had organized for my downline,sister sidelines and uplines and for my dear customers who could not attend the workshop during the day!  It was out of this world!  I wanted to share this opportunity with the people that are dear to me! 

My husband came with the kids and sat with 140ish ladies!  He commented: "wow Shelli is a star, look at all these women taking pictures and having autographs!" He has been very supportive since the first day I became a demonstrator. He also commented that Shelli and Sara and the many demonstrators that he has met were so wonderful. He also understands why I do this and why I love it so much.

After thanking Shelli and Sara for attending this event, I recognized the many leaders, new demonstrators.  I was honored to host for all the demonstrators, some came from so far, Kitchener, Victoriaville and even Newfoundland. WOW! I asked Shelli to talk on 3 different things:  the importance of workshops, recruiting and convention, a wonderful event Stampin’Up! has annually.  Can’t wait to attend in July, in Utah!  Then we had a question and answer period with Shelli.  The demonstrators loved that!


Many demonstrators brought samples of their creations!  We have a very creative Canadian bunch of demonstrators!  From swaps, door prizes to great food, the positive energy in the hall yesterday was contagious and I am grateful for this opportunity.



 And last but not the least, there were 4 Make & Takes!  Can’t have an event without the make and takes, Right!


You can now view my Make & Takes here!

I will quote my friend Claudine: "The event that you have prepared so hard for and looked forward to so anxiously has come and gone in a heartbeat."  I was sad that this day had to end, but knew that these fabulous ladies, Shelli and Sara wanted to get to the hotel to find hopefully their lost luggage!! Which they did (smile).  I wanted them to remember their visit to Canada so I thanked them with Maple products and some of our local Cheese "St-Albert"  which people across Canada, the States and Europe come to purchase. 


I guess some were more exhausted then others! See picture below, (wink).  To my husband and children thank you for being so supportive, Sara and Shelli thank you for caring so much, for taking the time to be away from work and especially your families. I will cherish your friendship forever.  I am proud to be part of a wonderful company called Stampin’Up!


On the left is my 4 year old daughter Jordan, who insisted on staying almost to the end! And, on the right is my 8 year old daughter Lauren, my social butterfly.


Here is my daughter Megan who is almost 10, my futur recruit, she is always wanting to give a helping hand.  She just loves it!

 By the way, when I got home at 10ish my girls woke up and said where is Shelli and Sara? I thought they were going to sleep over? (laugh…)

Stay tune, I will share pictures of my stamp studio that Shelli talked about on her blog!


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Mar 11 2010

My workshop of a lifetime with Shelli Gardner

Workshop of a lifetime, Today I’m on cloud nine!  I am so excited to share with you my 9hrs with Shelli Gardner and her daughter Sara.  When I first woke up yesterday, I went directly to my laptop to see what Shelli had written on her blog about her flight to Canada.  When I read the Sara and Shelli had lost there luggage I thought to myself I better help them get ready with the workshop.  Kellene Adams is Shelli’s assistant, she called me at 12h30 eastern time and said:  Shelli lost her luggage and she doesn’t have everything for the workshop.  I told her I knew about it and said what I had prep.  for them and she was in relief.

12h55  Door bell rang!  it was Shelli, cute as can be with the most stylish hat.  I had been nervous but in the first 5 sec, she put me at ease.  She was the most amazing, down to earth and kind women I had ever met.  Sara stepped out of the car and we chatted about the luggage and what our plan was going to be.  Despite the luggage being lost, they were so organized!  In 5 min everything was cut and ready to go.  I have never seen paper chopped so fast!  Still I looked at them and had to pinch my self a few times!! Was this real!!!!

My guests arrived and Shelli and Sara greated them, we talked about their adventure and about Shanna’s wedding plans.  Shelli talked about her family with such pride.  How fortunate for her girls to have such a wonderful mom!

Shelli’s workshop was about stencils.  How ironic, I was suppose to present at the Regional in Seracuse, but sadly it was cancelled because of bad weather.  My theme was also stencils.  I just loved them.  I have been using them for numerous techniques but Shelli amazed me with her technique.  Something I hadn’t done with my customers…

This card was her demo card:  love it…..

She used Basic gray cardstock, sage shadow and natural white. 

Designer paper was: Nouveau Chic  (got to order that!), and love the new satin ribbons from the mini.  She used the basic gray ribbon. and embellished with a clear rhinestone.

She placed one of her Elegant trio stencil from the definitely decorative insert on the natural white cardstock and used a dauber to add sage shadow ink.  Shelli left the stencil on and stamped the gratitude stamp from the stamp set define your life, which you can have for FREE if you buy the demonstrator starter kit before the end of Sale-a-bration(March 31st).  For the final touch she spritz black ink with the spritzer tool and the basic black marker.  Voila, tres chic!

 Make and Take # 1

While Shelli was getting ready, Sara "wowed" my guests with the first make and take. It was a adorable pen with a little tag that they had designed with the modern label punch and the trio flower punch.

Then came Make and Take #2

Shelli used the Note cards (you get 20 with envelops for $7.95 canadian).  She cut about half an inch and added the groom specialty paper.  She placed one of her Elegant trio stencil from the definitely decorative insert on the note card and used a dauber to add the orchid opulence ink  (one of Sara’s favorites) Shelli added. The stylish basic black image is called Vintage labels, one of many stamp sets you get for free when you purchase for 65$.  Embellishment with circle ice lilac brads and basic black satin ribbon.  So elegant!

Shelli also made this cute box which I don’t have a picture  for our BOOK TO LOOK.  I guess I got caught in the moment!  But inside was 4 little cards like you see here.  Anyone who booked a workshop that day got one of these cards with a little incentive inside.  We got 3 bookings!! Wooo Ohh for us… Sherry, Therese and Julie get to have a similar stampin party of their own to get lots of great products…For FREE

She used the in color cardstock which will retire in July…

Hostess Gift -how cute is that

Shelli taught of everything.  Look at my cute boxe.  Filled with chocolate (by the way)  We all need a taste of chocolate….  She stamped in french just for me.  "Tu es exceptionnelle" It’s the one of a kind stamp but in french.  I also loved the kaleidoscope designer paper she used. 

Ok I have lots of Stampin up products in my stamp room but Shelli did you know what I don’t have.  Now I have to make another wish list with all these wonderful projects.

When you demonstrated these products, I thought to myself they are so me!  It is like if you knew what I liked.  I am so into vintage…

Anyway this concluded the workshop, my sales are not final but I have to say 3 bookings, 1 recruit and 2 potential recruits is the best workshop ever.  Why?  because I got to spend it with Shelli and Sara.  Thank you!!


Downline Dinner

Top row:  Melissa Lalonde,Melissa Nadeau, Michelle Nadeau, Manon Parent, Roxanne Sauve, Chantale Assaly, Paula Assaly

Bottom row:  Danielle Drouin, Shelli Gardner, me, Sara Gardner and Jennifer Inskip

Some of my downline couldn’t attend but I will give them the scoop at my next team meeting at the end of the month.

Because I live in this little town, Shelli had to drive an hour and she could not drive back to her hotel room before the downline meeting so my husband and I decided to invite Shelli and Sara for dinner.  But then had the brilliant idea of having my downline, my girls attend also.  Shelli was kind enough to agree.  So we had this delicious meal in my home.  It was so much fun!

Thank you again for the wonderful day yesterday. I am in aw mode today! I walked in my stamp room this morning and it felt different! The memories from yesterday’s event, I will treasure forever. The best part was to see the reaction of all the demonstrators during the evening event. (Which I will post about tomorrow)

I am blessed to have met you and Sara and will cherish your friendship forever. My family has been touched by your visit yesterday.  I cannot thank you enough!! I will see you on the Stampin up! cruise in April…



Do you want Shelli’s story of her visit to L’Orignal?  Go to Shelli’s blog:

Check out tomorrow for the evening event!!!



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