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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

Click HERE for more Christmas ideas.

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!

Clearance Rack

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

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Sep 16 2017

Merry Mistletoe inspirations

I had so much fun creating the Merry Mistletoe class in August!  Challenging myself to use only products from the annual catalogue was so difficult.  I had my products from the holiday catalogue but they weren't available to you, the non demonstrators… Therefore, I couldn't offer a class  with the holiday catalogue products.  Fast forward to now!  I'm beyond excited to share with you some of my new creations.  Hang on to your hats!  I've moved my crafting spot in a new location in my home and  I have been working really hard at organizing it to my liking!  So far, I am very pleased.  I find myself more productive!  Sometimes a smaller space that is beyond organized can inspire in more than one way!  I feel like these past couple of weeks have been a lot about organizing.  Enough with that!  I want to play… 🙂

I would like to take this opportunity to advise you of more changes.  In the next couple of weeks, you might see my blog transforming.  You will also start seeing my name changing from Kim Assaly to Kim McGillis.  My wedding day is fast approaching and I'm changing my name:)  I realize that this is a lot of work for me and a change for you!  This has been a longtime waiting moment that I am very excited about!

I have repeated the Merry Mistletoe class over and over in August and early September.  All my customers loved it!  Did you try the paste yet?  I had this aha moment where I wanted glitter paste.  Therefore, I added a full jar of dazzling diamonds in my paste.  And voila! dazzling paste!  It's amazing!  I now have a full jar of dazzling paste available for all my Christmas projects.
The image below does not do justice!  You have to give it a try. 

I have a special embossing paste bundle available for you, it includes:

1- Embossing Paste #141979

2- Palette knives #142808

3-  Pattern Party Decorative Masks #144103

4- And a surprise handmade project

** you can also add the dazzling diamonds to your bundle #133751

 

 

If you have missed my class, you have the option of getting the August Merry Mistletoe stamps in the Mail.

The Merry Mistletoe, stamps in the mail, Stampin'up!

This class is available for all stampers, from beginners to advanced. 

This class focuses on Christmas using the Merry Mistletoe stamp set.  I chose this stamp set because the Be Merry Suite contains products that you can use all year long.  Although my focus was Christmas, your possibilities are endless.

One of my favorite thing to do is stamp with YOU!  Choosing The Merry Mistletoe  class in the mail permits me to be with you even if you are far and it provides to you the opportunity to create in the comfort of your home:)

 

What's included in the Merry Mistletoe stamps in the mail:

– Merry Mistletoe clear mount stamp set in English or French ( wood mount available, email me if desired)

-1/2 pack of Metallic Enamel Shapes

-3 wreaths

-1 acetate box

-class material to make 8 cards Christmas themed (2 EACH of 4 designs including the envelopes).

All Class materials and products will be mailed to you.  Price of shipping is included into the class fee.

Coordinating ink pads used for the cards are:  Crumb cake, cherry cobbler and garden green.  ** adding the ink pads as well as the embossing paste bundle to your order is possible by emailing HERE after you have pre-ordered**

Participants receive written instructions including detailed photographs of each card.

** Substitutions of the products can be made by emailing kim@riverfrontstampin.com after you have pre-ordered**

Total cost is $46 (for pick ups) and 52$ if mailed any where in Canada.

Visa, Master card accepted as well as etransfer to kim@riverfrontstampin.com

PREORDER TODAY!

CLICK HERE if you have preordered your class for extra images and details.

I hope you enjoyed one of my merry mistletoe projects! Happy stamping! 

More stamping ideas

Click HERE to view a series of scrapbooking, 3D and additional projects. 

Click HERE and HERE for a scrapbook cover idea! 

Click HERE  HERE and HERE for more card ideas! 

Click HEREHERE and HERE for additional 3D items! 

Click HERE for a scrapbook page idea 

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!

Clearance Rack

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

My Events

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May 29 2017

Sneak peek in color #1 = Berry Burst

I'm so excited that June 1st is just around the corner.  I've been waiting for this date all month long, it's the launch of the new stampin up 2017-2018 catalogue.  As a demonstrator, we get to play with the pre order but that is not enough for me… hi hi hi… I have a huge list of products that I want so cannot stand the wait…. Today I wanted to introduce you to one of the new 2017-2019 in color, Berry burst.  I've used the coordinating dsp with it.  The new in colors are also available in markers.  I used the berry burst marker to color the image from the new stamp set crafting forever.  This stamp set is the dream stamp set for crafters and it's also available to you, my french customers.  It contains 9 rubber stamps and includes a couple of crafty greetings.

The greeting in this card comes from another new stamp set.  Here I used the french version, beaute de l'orient, It is also available in English, Eastern Beauty.  I love the circular greetings that are perfect to go around circle images.

Products used in this card are listed below.  I didn't want to use retired products therefore was limited in my choices until my big order arrives!  I cannot wait.  If you want to play with new products email me!  I'm having a launch kick off party on June 1st.

I hope you enjoyed one of the new in colors  and that you are excited to see my next in color card! Happy stamping! 

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

Retired product list:

This retiring products list contains items from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. Products will no longer be available after May 31, 2017. Click HERE for details.

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! (starting in May order your starter kit with products from the New 2017-2018 catalogue)

Hostess Code: UWHQCKFY

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!

Clearance Rack

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

My Events

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Apr 18 2017

Out with the old, in with the new

This weekend, I took the time to gather from my studio all the retiring items  that Stampin up! released in their retired list. I’ve challenged myself to create projects with these items before  you  start ordering from the New Stampin up! catalog at the beginning of June.  If you want me to reserve a copy of the new catalogue, simply send me an email.  It’s very dear to me to have a copy for my customers.   I’ve also already ordered products from the new catalogue and needed to make room for my new goodies.  This is one of the perks from attending on stage and all demonstrators will also be able to order in May.  We are so excited to have this opportunity to make cute projects for you before the official release!

Today, I chose the Help me grow stamp set #140764. This was the one stamp that I was most upset when I saw the list. But on the positive side, I also ordered in my pre order something exciting and similar.  Therefore, sometimes you have to let go of certain things as better things are ahead🙂  The stamp set coordinates with the Rose Garden Thinlits #140619. 

I also used the gold wink of stella glitter brush #141898 for the center of my flowers.  This item is also retiring.  But the clear wink of stella #141897 that I used on my petals is not retiring, thankfully!  It brings a glitter to your project.

The basic pearls will return but in a different format.  Therefore, you will also find these on the retired list #199247.  I added three on my card to balance my project.

My color combo consisted of pool party, very vanilla and crushed curry.  It’s a beautiful combo that you will see in the new catalogue.  By the way, demonstrators get their new catties before customers.  Another perk of being a demonstrator!  I initially joined for the discount 10 + years ago but realized there were so many other perks.  If you’d like more details, please feel free to email me.  If you join in May, you can pick items from the new catalogue for your starter kit.  That’s $165 of product for only $135.  No tax, no shipping:)

here is another of my samples using the help me grow stamp set:) 

 

Don't forget to view all the amazing products from the retiring list.  Order on my online store or email me your order.

I hope you enjoyed my help me grow cards and that you are inspired to use the retired products before they are gone for good! Happy stamping! 

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

Retired product list:

This retiring products list contains items from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. Products will no longer be available after May 31, 2017. Click HERE for details.

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! (starting in May order your starter kit with products from the New 2017-2018 catalogue)

Hostess Code: FTKPRA2A

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!

Clearance Rack

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

My Events

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Apr 12 2017

Exciting news!

I've been missing posting on my blog.  But the truth is, I've been busy accomplishing an event on my bucket list.  I was in Europe visiting Switzerland and Amsterdam.  I attended a 3 day Stampin up! event in Amsterdam. Visiting the place my mother was born was a dream come true and finding out part of my heritage also.  Stampin up has brought on so many positives in my life since I joined 10 and half years ago.  The friendships will always remain number 1.  On this trip and event, I can confirm I have new friends from all over the world:)

Here are a couple of pics from my time visiting Amsterdam! 

For my card below, I used one of my favorite retiring colors, mint macaroon.  I've attached the list of retiring products.  Some have discounts up to 50% off.  The sale started on Monday, and already products are running out!!!  It saddens me that some of my favorite products are retiring.  But to console myself, I have the new 2017-2018 catalogue and it contains so many new and exciting products.  Plus the layout of the new catalogue is amazing.  Email me to reserve your copy!

The list of products used is noted below. One of the first techniques I learned when I started stamping is called sponging. The best color to sponge with is soft suede. 

Don't forget to view all the amazing products from the retiring list.  Order on my online store or email me your order.

I hope you enjoyed my mint macaron card and that you are inspired to use the retired products before they are gone for good! Happy stamping! 

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

Retired product list:

This retiring products list contains items from both the 2016-2017 annual and 2017 occasions catalogs. Products will no longer be available after May 31, 2017. Click HERE for details.

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!

Hostess Code: FTKPRA2A

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!

Clearance Rack

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

My Events

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Mar 27 2017

So succulent love

So we spring into April shortly. There are not too many days left before Sale-a-bration is over.  Did you get all the FREE exclusive products that you wanted? The good news is that the occasion's catalogue doesn't end until May 31st.  On Wednesday, I'll be showcasing in my studio new techniques with the so succulent bundle.  Here is a sneak peek.  Although the succulent garden dsp has many wonderful colors, I only highlighted a selected few to keep my cards monochromatic.
My 4 different designs might look similar but I've highlighted different techniques.
I also made a cute mini magazine holder to store the cards and envelops. It's a perfect hostess gift.
Kim's favorite product:
My favorite product used to make these cards is definitely the stitched shapes framelits that coordinate with the layering squares, circles and ovals framelits dies.
How to make the colored paste?
To view how I have created the mint macaroon paste, click HERE.
Card #1
Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

I hope you enjoyed these samples and that you are inspired to use the so succulent bundle! Happy stamping! 

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

Sale-a-bration

During  Sale-a-bration, for every $60 you spend, you can earn a Free product!

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, and two free stamp sets of your choice!

Hostess Code: SRMTMQUR

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!

Clearance Rack

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

My Events

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Mar 25 2017

Join me for my technique class

There is only 6 days left before Sale-a-bration is over.  You may want to take advantage of the free goodies with every $60 order.  Especially that stampin'up! has added new products because some items have ran out!  So many of you have taken advantage of the starter kit as well.  Getting $165 of products for $135 no shipping and no tax + 2 free stamp sets at any price for FREE is a pretty sweet deal.  The deadline is March 31st.

I have been working on this cute technique class.

Join me March 29th at 7 pm in my studio. 

Come and create 4 different card designs with a coordinating mini magazine holder.

Cost is $46 and includes the so succulent stamp set valued at $33. (Also available in french)

Add the coordinating Succulent Framelits dies $78 and receive the BONUS Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper for FREE.

Here is a sneak peek of one of the cards, we'll be making.

How to create the paste mint macaron hearts:

  •  mixed embossing paste with one drop of mint macaron ink refill
  • apply over the decorative mask (stencil)
  • remove the stencil
  • let dry
  • and voila

Tip use the wonderful block from the paper pumpkin kit as a base to mix your paste and inks. I used mint macaron refill #138331

Here is a close up look.  It creates wonderful texture to a card.  I used the hearts & stars decorative masks #133777 (the heart stencil) and it's only $4!

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

Sale-a-bration

During  Sale-a-bration, for every $60 you spend, you can earn a Free product!

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, and two free stamp sets of your choice!

Hostess Code: SRMTMQUR

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!

Clearance Rack

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

My Events

Click HERE for my next event!

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Feb 11 2017

Valentine or all occasions?

We are expecting 25 cm of snow!  I'm predicting another snow day!  If the weather continues like this, the girls will be missing lots of school days this year!  Snow days for me are a blessing because I don't need to commute out of town! I'm having so much fun in the studio creating new projects and experimenting on new techniques. There are only a few days left before Valentine's Day! If you have no projects ready yet, then you should check my business Facebook page. Tomorrow is my second day/class, creating valentine's day projects that could also be any occasions projects!

Join me tomorrow, February 12th in my studio at 130 pm for some stamping fun! 

Attend the sending love class hosted by Kim & Jordan.
This card class is perfect for ladies, gentlemen and kiddies! We will be making cards featuring the sending love suite. This class is perfect for all occasions not just Valentine's Day! It includes a goodie bag of products from the sending love suite.
Cost is 25$
Rsvp HERE

Here is one of my shabby chic cards that can be use for any occasions. It's monochromatic theme of real read and very vanilla is perfect for any occasion. The delicate details stamp set is amazing for borders.  It's free with a $60 order, check the sale a bration catalogue for more examples with this stamp set.

It features 4 different stamp sets and embellishments.  Adding sequins, pearls and lace creates a sense of romance. 

Tip of the day:  Use the fine tip glue pen to adhere little details like the sequins. I also cut pieces of sponge like lemon slices and inked up a piece of sponge with crumb cake ink and sponged on the edges of the card stock.

Can't make it to my class? Order online your products to create this card or any valentine's day project.  Products used are listed below.

Some extra goodies from me:*** When you order in my online store, add hostess code: M79AF4R3 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 February code to get bonus points for a free stamp set M79AF4R3 Not part of my vip club, ask me how to join.

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Feb 08 2017

Join me for my carried away card class

Would you like a stash of cards for all occasions? This class is perfect for you! Join me for a fun evening where we will make 12 cards with the carried away designer series paper. 

As a bonus gift, when you purchase for 60$ Of products, get the card tin for Free! So save the date:

You have two options:

–  February 22nd at 630pm or February 26th at 1330pm

–  cost 42$ and includes the lift me up stamp set. This set is also available in French for my French customers. (Gentil remontant) 

–  it also includes 12  cards with envelops and extra goodie bag of products. 

– additional option*** send me a minimal 60$ order upon registration and get the tin which includes dividers for free. (See image below) 

–  ladies, gentlemen and kiddos are welcome:) 

–  rsvp by February 15th, email me HERE 

Can't make it to my Ontario studio? Ask me how to get your kit to go? 

Happy stamping! 

Kim

Some extra goodies from me:*** When you order in my online store, add hostess code: M79AF4R3 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 February code to get bonus points for a free stamp set M79AF4R3 Not part of my vip club, ask me how to join.

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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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