Archive for April, 2011

Apr 27 2011

Out with the old in with the new

I have organized a card swap with demonstrators and I also signed up for a swap with members who have earned the 2011 Alaska Cruise.  I must admit, it has been super fun to host the Summer Mini Card Swap. How cool to get a bunch of cards in the mail instead of bills!  One of the perks of being a demonstrator:)  If you would like to join my team of demonstrators, just ask me about my opportunity night!  Si vous voulez faire partie de mon équipe, faites moi signe et demandez moi à propos de ma soirée d'occasion!

My camera died on me this week, it's toast:( I took out an old camera so I can post for you today.  I don't want to rush my decision about a new camera but Tony and I would love to get a new one before the Alaska Cruise.  If you have any recommendations, please, please, please email me or post a comment on my blog.  Speaking of comments and emails, I have loved your support, have loved to read the emails about goals, about Jordan sleeping next to me while I stamp and that I should enjoy every moment ( you know I do), about what was Tammy's hair like before she cut it off and also about my projects.

Why is my title Out with the Old in with the New? It's because there is only 4 days left to purchase from the Occasion's Mini catalogue and then May 1st the Summer Mini Begins.  Here is my first project, one of my swaps:

While I was doing my Spring Cleaning, I found invitations that I had made for my Father In-Law's 60 birthday party. It was this template that I had used.  I loved it so much that when I saw the Sail Away stamp set it reminded me of the invitation I had once made for him.  We love boating and I am so excited to be able to create with this stamp set.  There will be many more projects to come with Sail Away!

I almost forgot, today is the last day to sign up for our Stamp & Stomp Cancer Fundraiser.

Products used:

Stamp set:  Sail Away #123013 (w), Sanded background stamp #109294, Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 or in french Voeux Mignons #117989

Ink:  Crumb Cake #121030, Early Espresso #119670

Card stock and paper:   Nautical Expedition designer paper #122343, Early Espresso #119686, Crumb Cake #120953 & Very Vanilla #101650

Accessories and tools:  Early Espresso/White Baker's Twine #123124

ALL AVAILABLE TO ORDER ON MAY 1ST OR IF YOU ARE A DEMONSTRATOR YOU CAN PREORDER NOW!


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Apr 24 2011

Happy Easter

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. The girls had fun making cupcakes this weekend. 

Here is a few pictures of them.  The girls were my source of inspiration for these cupcake boxes & matching cards. Although the bunnies didn't fit in, the regular cupcakes did.  We made the cupcake boxes in different colors and patterns.  It was so much fun.  As for myself, I discovered a new passion, decorating these cupcakes was easier then I thought it would be.   

Don't miss out on April promotions, there is only one week left!

Happy Easter!


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Apr 20 2011

Yes Women Can!

This past weekend I attended my first fair. I will not call it a craft fair since it was a show for women!  Yes Women Can! in Vankleek Hill There was all kind of goodies just for women.  I had to refrain from buying all the exciting goodies.  I took last week to organize retired products from previous years and brought with me basically half of my studio!  Yes my studio is a mess right now but it was worth it!  I had a great time:  I reconnected with women I use to work with at the hospital, high school friends, family… 

Hairdressers were in the next booth, doing makeovers and my sweet helper & dear friend Tammy decided to join the fun. "see picture below".  I also presented Stampin'up! projects on main stage, it was amazing and fun.  The next booth, had a lady that read cards, you know the kind that talk about the future.  I was too scared to go but Tammy did.  She was all for it, the short haircut and a trip to the future. 

One of the best part, which made me ROFLOL was my second helper, my sweet husband Anthony, ( I should have taken a picture) women were so surprised to see a Man there.  He was covering my booth with Tammy and Megan while I presented on main stage. Although he didn't stay too long at the booth, right Tammy?  I guess he felt uncomfortable, he supported me during my presentation and after left for another event in a close by town. Could you blame him?  What a sport for enduring comments from the ladies.  In some, I can't wait  to participate in this event again. Sadly, they only host every 2 years:( It was a busy yet fun event!

 

Below is my favorite shelf, my creation shelf.  If you would like to make projects like these, check out my class schedule.

Have a great Easter Weekend:)


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Apr 18 2011

Stamp & Stomp Cancer Fundraiser

I'm especially excited about our fundraiser event. Join us, Thursday May 5th, for our fundraiser event, Stamp & Stomp Cancer.  The Cancer foundation is close to my heart.  My dear friend and coworker was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 29 this past January.  As you might be aware, I am also a nurse at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.  My office coworkers and I would love to walk in the honor of Geneviève, and fight with her this disease.  Geneviève is a strong women and a breeze of fresh air in the Hawkesbury office.  We miss her lots while she is fighting this horrible disease. She has shown us courage, strength and is so passionate and caring with her clients at work and at home with her family including her baby daughter…  We miss her smile… when Geneviève is working, the office feels warmer!

So that's why I've chosen to do a fundraiser for the Cancer Foundation. I'm hoping that you will come and have lots of fun with us while we support a fantastic cause.  You probably know someone who is fighting cancer right this minute, so invite your family and friends to this wonderful event.

Get a sneak peak of the album & more details and payment HERE

The first 30 participants will receive the ribbon of hope stamp for FREE!

Ribbon Of Hope

Price: 9,95 $/ FREE for 30 first participants that sign up!

Hope you can join us and please forward this email to friends and family, we are all fighting for a great cause.


 

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Apr 15 2011

Scrapbooking Layout

I have been going through lots of emotions in the last few days.  My daughter Megan is going to be 11 on June 2nd.  To remain in the competitive levels at figure skating she needed to pass a test.  Since she had not skated a hole lot in March, I was really nervous for her to undergo this testing.  One of her coaches wanted to pull her out of competition and testing.  But last week she proved him wrong.  I needed to travel out of town for her to practice.  That meant driving 1 1/2 hour back and forth so she could get ice time since there is no more ice in our local town.  Last Saturday, she made it to competition.  Her skating had been solid all week.  As she is getting older, nerves started interfering with performance.  You probably think why am I making her do this?  Well I am not!  I have asked her and Megan persists, she loves it!  Anyway, she had two numbers at different competitive levels.  The first one was a bit shaky but she said to me don't worry, I am going to do well for the next one.  "The next one" was the important one, the one that was counting for testing. Well she was right, it was her best skate, she beat her own personal score and Megan passed her test.  wohooo!

Why am I sharing this with you?  Well because I have shared with Megan that the test she was undergoing and the competition she was doing shouldn't stress her as much.  That she should only focus on herself & compete against herself, beat her own personal score & skate her best skate!  We all dream big sometimes, anyway I do! This entire week of supporting Megan has made me realize that I, myself should follow the advice I have given Megan.  Do you follow your own advice?  Sometimes, we get so busy that we don't even take the time to reflect on our own accomplishments.  We set goals, we accomplish them & then we need to celebrate our accomplishments. After it's time to make new goals.  I hope I made you reflect a little, do you have goals, do you dream big?  Don't ever let anything or anyone step in the way of your dreams:)

Here is Megan, after competition: she was super excited and I was relieved and the knots in my stomach disappeared. As for goals for myself, I went for my first run outside and was able to do my 6k like I did last year.  Yeah! it had been almost 9 months since I ran outside!  I was super happy & plan on achieving new goals.

Now for the fun!  There is not much time left for the Occasion's Mini.  I have used Botanical Gazette Designer paper #121783 for so many creations.  Here are two of the pages I designed for the retreat.  I was in charge of making 4 scrapbook pages and Marlayne was in charge of 4 cards.

Here are the first two pages, I will try to take better pics but today the camera hasn't been cooperating with me:(  I want to highlight how I love the beveled windowpanes #121881.  These are great to highlight pictures and stamped images.


Here is Jordan fishing with my dad!

Here is my sweetie with his manly toy, last year on Father's Day

And here is one of the beveled windowpanes #121881 I was talking about.  I will post full pages and add the other two very soon.


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Apr 15 2011

Join me this Sunday

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Come see me at my Stampin'up! booth at the yes women can show in Vankleek Hill this Sunday.  Don't forget, to attend the event you need to buy your ticket ahead of time.  You have until midnight tonight.  Click HERE to purchase your ticket.

Come and enjoy my super Yes Women Can Special, Register for new innovated classes & parties and bring your camera to view more than 100 samples. Hope to see you this Sunday.

I will be posting in the next few minutes a few creations from our creative escape retreat.  These are scrapbook pages that I have created especially for our guests.

Have a great weekend!

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Apr 12 2011

Creative Escape Highlights

Blogging about our Creative Escape Weekend retreat makes me smile!  For instance the picture of Jo Ann with her lamp.  She found this beauty for the retreat and everyone wanted it.  Even I 🙂 It was this fully loaded lamp (clip board, lighting, magnifying glass) We should of named it since it was so popular:)

I also challenged myself to make swaps from a stamp set Travel Log of the current Summer Mini.  I received this stamp at Manager's reception at leadership.  For my swap, I used the color coach #122228 for a masculine color combo.  The color coach tool is very Impressive, it's a must on your wish list:)

Breakfast was cozy, here is Louise and Julie enjoying a cup of coffee.

And let's not forget Stampin'up! Fabric. Treats for everyone!

Here are a few pics of attendees, a bunch of creative women:)

I got to take pictures of most of you during the weekend!  Thanks ladies for sharing this Special Weekend away from your families to be with Marlayne and I.   I hope we get to see you at our Fall Creative Escape Retreat, October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. xoxox


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Apr 07 2011

Highlights from our Creative Escape Weekend

This past weekend Marlayne Hardy and I hosted our 2nd Creative Escape Weekend!  I really enjoyed organizing this event, the "creative juices" were flowing at the RiverRock Inn in Rockland!  It was a bitter sweet weekend as Stampin up!  was hosting a half day regional in Montreal, 1 hour away from home!  We had already booked our weekend of fun.  So some team members attended the Regional and others our weekend event.  In all, the weekend was wonderful, the friendships, the smiles, and the creativity was in the ballroom. 

On Friday, everyone was greeted with a cute bag with matching tag.(I need to find a pic, it was so cute) Marlayne made personal table setting and a matching welcome sign with My Digital Studio.  The first night started for some guests with a canvas class, others were already stamping away.  Then we spoiled them with treats, Spring time cupcakes with a splash of butterfly die!  Oh did I have fun making these with my wonderful helper Lysanne!

Then I made the second treat for them, cute cupcake boxes.  Oh Shelli had a challenge on her blog about cupcakes for the month of March and I couldn't spoil the beans then.  But now that our retreat is over, I can show you pics.  These cupcakes had special treats inside.  Oh and here is a pick of me acting silly:) And swapping was a Must!  You can also check out our creative table, we got to pic a few winners, it was so hard to choose.

Yummy food, an evening of entertainment, team work, the competition was running at a high level!

Wait there is more, but I will save it for another day:)  I had lots of fun and am going to cherish the time and the stories shared with all the ladies who attended.  Posting about our creative escape weekend makes me anxious for our Fall retreat:)


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Apr 06 2011

Puppy Love

Last night I hosted in my studio the canvas class that I had created for our guests at our Creative Escape Weekend Retreat.  What I love about classes in my studio, is that I am able to let my guests change the color of card stock, stamp… Here is one canvas from one of my guests Lynn Berthiaume Groulx.  She did a fabulous job, who would have thought Early Espresso and Certainly Celeri, just love it!!!  She dedicated her canvas to her two babies Roxy and Willow!  They are so precious!

Although Lynn is an excellent scrapbooker, joining one of my classes to create a canvas doesn't mean you need to be a scrapbooker or card maker.  I also love to make home decor projects.  You should join me for my next home decor class in May!

This butterfly die was used more than enough during our creative escape weekend.  I am sure we have attendees that have added it to their wish list!

  

Beautiful Butterflies Stampin' Up! Bigz Die  
#114507  Price: $29.95

I am leaving you today with a few pics of Jordan.  She doesn't like sleeping in her bed since the wind from the River makes a "funny noise" on her window.  She says it scares her.  I know I know I shouldn't endure her excuses.  This past week, I have been busy in the studio, getting ready for our retreat.  Jordan placed two mats on the floor and in two minutes she feel asleep with Maya.  It was a quick way for her to fall asleep.  Now she wants to do this all the time.  Here is a pick from last night.  I do bring her back in her bed and she says she enjoys staying extra minutes with me while her big sisters are already sleeping!  I have to brake this bad habit, I know:)  The joys of parenting! 

Have a great day:)


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Apr 04 2011

More than one great deal!!

Wow April already!!! Marlayne and I had an awesome time hosting for our creative escape retreat this past weekend.  I will post about it later this week. I can't wait to share! Here are great deals since April 1st, you don't want to miss it.  Especially that the grab and go bags are limited!!!!!

When:  April 1-31

Details of Promotion:  Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

  • 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 $450 workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

Click the graphic (left) for the PDF.

Here is one of the projects I made with the new Four Frames set and paisley petals designer series Paper.  Call me 613 675-1555 or email me today to host your own Stampin’ Up! workshop and enjoy this sweet reward! (I do parties in Québec and Ontario)

Grab a Bag of Stampin' Up! Products!

$12.00 Grab Bag - by Stampin' Up!

$12.00 Grab Bag

Price: $12.00
$18.00 Grab Bag - by Stampin' Up!

$18.00 Grab Bag

Price: $18.00
$6.00 Grab Bag - by Stampin' Up!

$6.00 Grab Bag

Price: $6.00

Beginning April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in my Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $6, the $12, and the $18 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags you may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:


Item

Description

125873

$6 Grab Bag (containing at least $24 worth of products!)

125874

$12 Grab Bag (containing at least $48 worth of products!)

125875

$18 Grab Bag (containing at least $72 worth of products!)

Details en francais:

Détails de la promotion : Le printemps amène des produits Avant-gout du prochain Livre d'idées et Catalogue 2011-2012. Vous pouvez vous procurer ces tout nouveaux produits de deux façons :

  • En dépensant 25 $* en produits Stampin' Up!, vous devenez admissible à acheter le jeu d'estampes Four Frames et le papier de la série Design Brassées de cachemire.
  • En accueillant un atelier de 460 $*, vous obtenez GRATUITEMENT le jeu d'estampes Four Frames et le papier de la série Design Brassées de cachemire!

*Ventes nettes avant taxes et manutention

Cédulez votre atelier printanier! Et vous pourrez mettre la main sur ces nouveaux et superbes produits dès le mois d'avril, soit trois mois avant la sortie du nouveau Livre d'idées et Catalogue!

Jeu d'estampes Four Frames
W : article 123440 | 25,95 $
C : article 123442 | 19,95 $


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