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Sep 18 2017

The new eclipse technique

Have you seen the new creative trend lately?  If you like to go on Pinterest, there are many samples for this new eclipse technique.  I loved the look and decided to try it out myself.  The demonstrators on my team that attended my monthly team meeting in September tried it as well.  They loved it.  I gave them a challenge to show me their versions and await their sample before we chose a winner!! The best card gets a prize!!!  I'll get my girls to pick out the winner since I'm sure the samples will all be amazing.  I am blessed with such talented, sweet demonstrators on my team.  Love to host those monthly meetings.  I anticipate for that monthly date night with these girls. If you would like to try the eclipse technique you can host a party with me or follow the steps below.  Here is a glimpse of the final product.  I used the hostess merry patterns stamp set that we have on promotion.  You can earn it for FREE too, just ask me for your hostess code and compile orders in September and October.   You can combine both months too:)  See the promotions details HERE.

Step 1

Stamp images on a piece of card stock.

I used cherry cobbler and old olive ink with the hostess stamp set Merry Patterns.

Step 2

Chose a word and place the Large letters framelits #141712 on your piece of stamped card stock.  Note you could do this technique with the large numbers framelits as well #140622.  The trick is that your letters need to be big to have an amazing affect.  The large letters in the annual catalogue are perfect for that.

Step 3

Pass your letters and card stock image in the big shot machine. Set aside the letters and adhere your card stock like the image below.

Step 4

This is an important step!  To have the best effect use the foam adhesive strips.  Those are thicker and will provide height to your letters.  If you use regular dimensionals, the letters won't have as much of the eclipse effect.

Step 5

Adhere the foam adhesive letters to the card, where they were cut out.  Shift them slightly to the right, just a "touch".  This creates that eclipse shadow.  And voila!  In my card below, I stamped the greeting "Merry Christmas" with the archival basic black ink.

I hope you enjoyed this new technique!   Don't forget to ask for your hostess code to earn this beautiful stamp set for FREE.  And if you shop with me, I have a VIP customer perk, you get to accumulate points for FREE products!!  Happy stamping! 

More stamping ideas

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Below is a list of my current events and promotions, you don’t want to miss out!

 A Seson of style promotion:  

To give you more of what you love, during October and November we’re offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects.  You will have everything they need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, you will have more creative options, and you can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

Merry patterns host promotion:

Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and we’ve just sweetened the deal with our exciting Merry Patterns Host Promotion. If you host a party with $375 CAD in sales by October 31, you’ll earn the FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set.

 

 

Starter kit

If you have ever thought about Joining Stampin’Up!, now is the perfect time! For just $135, you will receive a starter kit, $165 worth of products or your choice! Check it out HERE

 

Hostess Code: E6YWHCZM

Shop for amazing Stampin’Up! Products online at http://www.kimassaly.stampinup.net ,use the above hostess code, and receive a free gift from thankful me to wonderful you!

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Don’t miss the clearance rack for up to 60% off fabulous Stampin’Up! Products!

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Jan 31 2017

Do you need the perfect stamp set for birthdays

I am drooling over Stampinup!'s balloon adventures stamp set with coordinating balloon pop-up thinlits die and the balloon bouquet punch.  It's the perfect stamp set that includes 8 birthday greetings.

"Pour les francophones, ce jeu d'estampes est disponible en Français, ballons à l'aventure. Tu peux  voir dans la liste de produits ci bas les détails des voeux :)"

For this card, I've combined it with the tasty treats specialty designer series paper, the tasty treats designer washi tape and the sprinkles embellishments.

Tip: If you haven't tried using washi tapes on your cards, I suggest that you give it a shot. It's an easy way to create straight lines that divides your cardstock from the dsp.

If you are looking for a bolder and brighter look, on p.5 of the occasion's catalogue, there is the party animal collection; dsp, washi tape, card stock and embellishments.  I will list them below for you to view.

I'm still away from my computer for a couple more days, so very sorry for the brief posts. You can still send me emails to schedule your own party to earn FREE products or better yet get your own customizable starter kit. 

Today is the last day for my January hostess code. Tomorrow you will get the new code for February to earn points for your free stamp set.  Some extra goodies from me:*** When you order in my online store, add hostess code: ZC7CZ4HE. This will give you an extra 5 samplers cards from occasion's catalogue products created by myself, mailed directly to you… If you join my team and purchase the starter kit: Receive 2 PDF's from my occasion's event…

There are great deals about the occasion's catalogue and sale a bration event. Don'thesitate to contact me or place your order in my online store. If you are ordering online, don't forget the check that box so I can see your details that you ordered so I can make you part of my VIP customers and reward you. When asked about your demonstrator select Kim Assaly.

VIP bonus points: If you are part of my VIP customer list, don't forget my special for January plus if you order online use my hostess January code to get bonus points for a free stamp set: ZC7CZ4HE Not part of my vip club, ask me how to join.

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Jan 14 2017

Black & White Elegance

The sale-a-bration inside the lines designer series paper is perfect for coloring but it is also beautiful with the so detailed thinlits dies.  Although I love so many colors from the 6 stampinup families. The traditional basic black and whisper white brings simplicity and elegance for any occasion. 

Instructions:

– cut a piece of whisper white 4 1/4 x 11

– score at 5 1/2 and fold

– cut a piece of basic black 4 x 5 1/4 and adhere to the 4 1/4 x 11 whisper white cardstock 

– cut a piece of the sale a bration inside the line designer paper at 3 3/4 x 5

– cut a piece of so detailed thinlit die in basic black

– add the basic black so detailed piece to the left of the inside the line designer paper 

– cut a piece of solid baker's twine in basic black and make a bow 

– cut a piece of basic black and of the designer paper at 0.5 x 3 and cut one side in a slant

– staple these two pieces to the so detailed carstock and designer paper 

– stamp a greeting from the so in love stamp set with basic black ink on a piece of whisper white cardstock cut at 0.5 x 2 1/2. Adhere to the 2 stapled pieces.

– add 3 rhinestones on the designer paper. 

Voila! Simple and easy! 

With every $60 Canadian order from either the annual stampin up catalogue or the new occasion's catalogue, paper pumpkin kits also applicable, receive your FREE inside the lines sale a bration designer paper by adding order code #143830.  You can view the details of products used below.  I also included the code for the french stamp set, for my french customers.  Amour fou est le jeu d'estampe qui coordonne avec les poincons thinlits en details.

Sale-a-bration is the perfect time to get new goodies and get together with your friends.  Email me to host your party…  I would love to invite you to my Occasion's and Sale a bration catalogue party on January 18th at 7pm.  To attend the event is FREE and you will make 3 projects.  Email me or text me and I will send you all the details.  I hope to see you.

Some extra goodies from me:*** When you order in my online store, add hostess code:  ZC7CZ4HE.  This will give you an extra 5 samplers  cards from occasion's catalogue products created by myself, mailed directly to you…  If you join my team and purchase the starter kit:  Receive 2 PDF's from my occasion's event…

There are great deals about the occasion's catalogue and sale a bration event. Don't hesitate to contact me or place your order in my online store. If you are ordering online, don't forget the check that box so I can see your details that you ordered so I can make you part of my VIP customers and reward you. When asked about your demonstrator select Kim Assaly.

VIP bonus points:  If you are part of my VIP customer list, don't forget my special for January plus if you order online use my hostess January code to get bonus points for a free stamp set: ZC7CZ4HE Not part of my vip club, ask me how to join.

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Enjoy your day, bonne journée, HUGS!!!

 

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Nov 28 2016

Cyber Monday Deals

It's cyber Monday! And it was Thanksgiving in the USA this past weekend.  I hope you friends south of the border had a great weekend with your loved ones.  I took some time off  to go shopping on "Black Friday".  Never did that before.  It was truly amazing.  Got good deals and started my Christmas shopping.  This is early for me…  Speaking of great deals, did you check out Stampin up extravaganza sale?  I took the opportunity to make a quick card for you today with one of the bundle that is listed on today's extravaganza sale. The flurry of wishes and coordinating snow flurry punch bundle is on sale at 20% off, item code #146008.  This is an amazing deal and great combo!   You don't want to miss this opportunity, while supplies last and exclusive for today. 

I water colored the stamped snowflake image.  And the best part is the wink of stella in clear color.  I'm not sure if you can see the sparkle, you might in the second image? It brings lots of glitter to your snowflake.  The list of products used for this card is at the bottom of my post.

Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, Stampinup! is having a last day promotion, featuring special products available for today only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save!

Here are my other samples that I created over the weekend. This is an amazing watercolor class! You don't want to miss it.  Learn basic watercoloring.   If you would like details about this class, email me to participate!

Exclusive November 28th Promo:

Plus a full list of additional extravaganza specials:  Click HERE

You can order directly on my website by clicking HERE

Also don't forget to sign up for by Christmas card class fundraiser.  Details HERE.

More deals below:

 

There are great details about the holiday catalogue. Don't hesitate to contact me or place your order in my online store. If you are ordering online, don't forget the check that box so I can see your details that you ordered so I can make you part of my VIP customers and reward you. When asked about your demonstrator select Kim Assaly.

VIP bonus points:  If you are part of my VIP customer list, don't forget my special for November plus if you order online use my hostess November code to get bonus points for a free stamp set: W7GJS7DT Not part of my vip club, ask me how to join.

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Enjoy your day, bonne journée, HUGS!!!

 

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Nov 15 2016

Giving back to my community

For those who know me personally, you know that I'm a public health nurse.  Since I've returned full time to work  a couple years ago, I travel out of town to work for the same agency but closer to Ottawa.  I continue doing the same work as when I was a nurse locally.  But I don't get to give as much to clients in my home town anymore.  There are different components to my job, but the one that I am most passionate about is my baby and family home visits.  I assess family's needs, it could be parenting, breastfeeding, financial struggles, you name it.  We do live in an area where poverty is on the high.  Eastern Ontario is high risk for many different reasons.  One of my tasks is to find different community resources to help family in needs.  Nothing breaks my heart more than when these families including children who have no money for food or clothing.  I do refer them to the local food banks and snow suit program.  But I know I can do more. 

As I was commuting to work, I wondered, since I'm not working locally, how can I give back to my community?  Since it's the countdown for the holidays, why not host a Christmas card class where the proceeds could go to the local food bank and to buy snow suits for children in need.  The holidays are the perfect time for giving!!

So mark your calendar, on December 1st at 7 pm, I will be hosting a card class with cardholder.  Here is a sneak peek of the cards you will be making.

There are 3 different options:

Option A:  A goodie bag with a goodie bag 15$ of products, make 8 cards with holder and it includes envelops for 25$, a 10$ donation  will go to my community.

Option B:  includes option A plus the stamp set Hang your stocking also available in french for 57$, a 15$ donation will go to my community.  (pictures of the products are available at the end of this post)

Option C:  includes Option B plus the matching Christmas stocking thinlits for 99$, a 25$ donation will go to my community.  (pictures of the products are available at the end of this post)

Please bring adhesive and paper snips, don't have any ask me about my adhesive bundle.

Payments accepted are:  Credit card, ETM, paypal  (paypal link in right sidebar on my blog)

Can't make it, if you are canadian, ask me for my bundle to go.  Please sign me up for the bundle to go

This class is designed for beginners to expert stampers.

I thank you in advance for your support! xo

RSVP HERE.

One last request, please bring one non perishable item to the event…

In the picture below, you will find sneak peeks of the cards we will be making.

 

Below you will find a close up of my card holder:)

Below you will find supplies for this class

Looking for a great deal?  Save 25% off selected stamp sets and get the stitched shapes framelits dies. Click on the link HERE

There are great details about the holiday catalogue. Don't hesitate to contact me or place your order in my online store. If you are ordering online, don't forget the check that box so I can see your details that you ordered so I can make you part of my VIP customers and reward you. When asked about your demonstrator select Kim Assaly.

VIP bonus points:  If you are part of my VIP customer list, don't forget my special for November plus if you order online use my hostess November code to get bonus points for a free stamp set: W7GJS7DT Not part of my vip club, ask me how to join.

Enjoy your day, bonne journée, HUGS!!!

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Nov 08 2016

Santa’s sleigh card

Who says we can't use a basic black and very vanilla for the holidays? I love non tradition Christmas colors! I'm still on a high from the onstage event that stampinup hosted in Ottawa for Eastern Canada demonstrators… it was fabulous to connect with old demonstrators and new ones as well. It was really exciting to see ladies from my team attend their first stampinup event. Until you attend an event, you can't understand  how special the entire experience is. How the company cares for their demos, how recognition is important and yes how spoiled we are.  Some demonstrators join for the discount.  Because the products are so amazing, colors coordinate, the quality of product is beyond expectations.  Others join for extra income.  Like one of my downline who explained to me  that her stampin up events are helping to pay for  her child's medical treatments and the treatments are working.  A demonstrator's WHY can be very different.  If you are loving stampin up and would love to join my team, I would love to learn your WHY and help you achieve your goals even if it's as simple as getting the discount…  You can contact me or view details HERE.

Below is the card I created for my swap. I got to share and create a bunch of these cards in exchange for other cards made by other demonstrators. I packed for work a bunch of products and came up with the card below.  On my lunch break, I created this beauty.  It's simple and anybody can case it.  It's the perfect card to make duplicates especially for your family and friends holiday cards.

For this card I used the very vanilla #101650  and basic black card stock #121045. I inked up with the archival basic black ink #140931. This ink pad is a must if you don't already have it. It stamps the perfect black color, no purple tinge… and it's permanent ink, perfect for use with watercolouring techniques.   I also used This Christmas Specialty designer series paper #141628 from our annual catalogue. P.172. Yes the annual catalogue contains holiday products as well!  You don't want to miss out.  The package contains 24 sheets.   Imagine how many cards you can create with a large package like this.   My reindeer is from the santa's sleigh thinlits dies #140278,  this one has a coordinating stamp set called santa's sleigh #142057.  If you purchase the stamp set and dies you save 10% for the bundle #143499.  it's one of my favourite bundle from the holiday catalogue.  I embellished with the mini jingle bells  #142002.  You get 60 in a package.  and used my fav. linen thread to tie my bell #104199.  My stars and greetings come from the stamp set Star of light #142110.  This set contains 21 photopolymer stamps and has many greetings.

Here is another version:

 

Looking for a great deal?  Save 25% off selected stamp sets and get the stitched shapes framelits dies. Click on the link HERE

There are great details about the holiday catalogue. Don't hesitate to contact me or place your order in my online store. If you are ordering online, don't forget the check that box so I can see your details that you ordered so I can make you part of my VIP customers and reward you. When asked about your demonstrator select Kim Assaly.

VIP bonus points:  If you are part of my VIP customer list, don't forget my special for November plus if you order online use my hostess November code to get bonus points for a free stamp set: W7GJS7DT Not part of my vip club, ask me how to join.

Enjoy your day, bonne journée, HUGS!!!

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Apr 05 2016

Tuesday weekly deal

It's Tuesday!!! I'm away from the studio for some R&R. Don't forget to check in every Tuesday were there's amazing sales. The weekly deals change and you get to have your favorite products at a discount. I'm especially excited today because the Rose garden thinlits die #140619 is on sale. 

If you are like me and want it all, The Rose wonder photopolymer bundle is amazing. It's 15% off. You get the stamp set and rose garden thinlits die #140804. If you prefer getting the stamp set alone, #140697. This collection is all you need for major events like birthdays, weddings and sympathy. It is also great for everyday thanks like friendship, encouragement…

Stampin'up has created a great video. View it here

Order this super amazing kit now or take advantage of the weekly deals in my store or contact me. you will be able to create these projects at home. 

Have a great day! 

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Oct 12 2015

Happy Thanksgiving !!

I hope you are enjoying this perfect long weekend weather.  It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada.  Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians.  I am so grateful for so many things.  We had a perfect family weekend.  Lots of laughs….   I'll have to share a couple of pictures with you.  My girls are the best.  As they get older,  I think we are getting closer.  I surely hope it remains this way… We have had a busy weekend soaking in this gorgeous weather.  Fall is my favorite season. 

This is certainly a scrapbooking pic.   I have so many that it will have to be used for my project life album.

Although my focus is not on Fall today, You can still take in some tips and techniques from my holiday card. 

Tip of the Day:

If you fold  in and out the doilie with your stampin' trimmer with the scoring blade,  it will create an edge to it making it pop out and adding a vintage look to your card.

The home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536 are pretty cute too! 

I love that Stampin up! has different greetings that you can create with your bigshot.  The thinlits are so fun and easy to use with the magnetic platform.  For this card I used the word "Merry" from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies #139659.  These are also available for my french stampers!!:)) 
The current catalogue and Holiday Catalogue have a couple of options for wording and greetings.  It adds a nice touch to your projects. Check out these cute thinlits for different options:  Greetings Thinlits #138275, Hello You Thinlits #137363

I also wanted to thank the stampers that have ordered the paper pumpkin kits before October 10th. You will receive your next paper pumpkin in a pink box and a little something from me in the mail.  Thank you for donating to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

Shop HERE for the products to create a version of this project.  See the list of products below.

Enjoy your evening, Hugs xox

 

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Sep 25 2015

If The Broom Fits, Ride It…

I am truly blessed to have received emails, texts, posts about my return.  I've been questioning myself for a while now as to where I wanted to go with my stamping?  So many things have changed in the last 4 years.  I've learned my lesson: no matter how hard things are regardless of the situation, we should not give up on our dreams, on the things we love, no matter what the circumstances might be.  I guess it's easier to say this now as I'm not on " survival mode". I loved hearing your stories and how some of you were able to bounce right back into things.  I loved seeing the friends that I have made through out the years with the best paper crafting paper company, Stampin'up! I loved attending convention and meeting people like Catherine.  She said to me, "you should get back into it, I've sold so many products because of your ideas and creations, you have a unique style of stamping."  To me this meant a lot and Catherine, those few words at Convention really made me think things through.    We create and post on our personal blogs, facebook business page, instagram…. And sometimes, I've questioned myself, is someone reading my posts lol… Chris got home after yesterday's creation and he said to me:  "your creations are even better in person than the pic you sent me, you're pretty talented"  See, he doesn't know this side of me yet…:) He doesn't know what I mean when I talk about passion of the demonstrator friends that I have made over the years, the clients, the downline, the incentive trips and how spoil and appreciated we are and best of all, the staff at Stampin'up! I am going to push hard at finding myself in the creative world.  There are a few hiccups but I'm going to get through them..  I guess I'm doing well cause I stamped again!!!

There is something about this set that makes me want to squeal!!! I just think there are so many possibilities.  And the best part is: it doesn't need to be a Halloween Project! I love monochromatic themes.  Layering a card creates dimension, texture. I also think that decorating my envelop with the matching designer paper makes the recipient feel special.  Nothing like a hand stamped card. Most of the items are from the Holiday Catalogue.  Even the Halloween Haunting designer paper series from page 47.  It's Halloween paper but since it's double sided, the genius who created it made it one side Halloweenish and the other not so much. So we can use the designer paper all year long. 

 

Instead of inking If the broom fits stamp set, I embossed it with the black embossing powder. I love how it creates that dept in the card.

The little star was made with the boo to you framelits dies. It's so cute.  Check item list below.

I also thought it would be a great idea that you see an updated picture of the girls since it has been 4 years…  This picture was taken on the first day of school.  Megan is in grade 10, Lauren grade 9 and Jordan grade 5.  I have 2 girls in High school already!!! I love them dearly and can't wait for them to come home tonight.  My week is starting today:) The joys of shared custody…

Enjoy your weekend.  I already have something posted for tomorrow.  If you would like to see cute packages, you might want to stop by on my blog… You can also follow me on instagram @simply_kim3k. 

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Oct 06 2011

Hello Doily Christmas Card

I love background stamps.  They make a card so beautiful and you don't really need to add much to a project.  When I saw the Hello, Doily background stamp set I was over the moon.  A stamp set like Hello, Doily speaks for itself.  Last night at my Christmas class one of my guest made a beautiful page with it.  It wasn't a Christmas Page but it inspired me to make a card for today's share.  I love how this stamp is so versatile, from simply elegant to holiday projects, this baby is a must in your stamp space.  You probably can't see very well but this card is 5×5, therefore it is a large stamp set.

I used the scallop square die with the Frostwood lodge designer paper.  Another great die to use with your big shot.  And you can get your own big shot or 125$ of free products when you sign up as a demonstrator.   Ask me how or join HERE.

If you are recreating a 5 x 5 card, don't forget the Medium Square envelopes #107289

Hello Doily background stamp #122845


Supplies used to make my Hello, doily card :

Stamp set: Hello, Doily #122845

Ink:  Whisper White Craft ink

Card stock and paper:  Cherry Cobbler #119685, Whisper White #100730 and Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper

Accessories and tools:   3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler #124105, white embossing powder #109132, embossing tool #100005, Antique brads #117273, Embossing Buddy #103083, Powder Pals Tray #102197, Big shot #113439, Scallop Square #115950, Paper-piercing Tool #116631, Medium Square envelopes #107289

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Local to eastern Ontario or Quebec? I'm a short drive from Ottawa, Montreal and Surroundings.  I'm bilingual, French and English and I'd love to stamp with You in the language of your choice!

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