Friday, December 1, 2017


Hello December - bring on Christmas! 

Hopefully you've had a chance to read the December Newsletter to see all thats happening this month. In case you haven't seen it here is whats on the Create & Share calendar for this month:

PLUS you will not to know if you want to get your order in for 
Christmas the last guaranteed order will go in December 7th. 


But you will have until January 2nd to take advantage of the Year End Sales Event:

Click here for the full list of items on sale - note some items have a great discount!
These items are only available while supplies last and only until January 2nd.


I don't know about you but as we are in the last month of 2017 not only do I focus on Christmas but I also start to think about what I want my 2018 to look like. So I thought it might be helpful to see whats coming up for the Create & Share Winter/Spring Calendar.

3 - The Occasions Catalogue is open for orders (be sure to check it out here or let me know if you would like to receive it in the mail)
4 - ONLINE LAUNCH - It's SALE-A-BRATION time and the NEW Occasions Catalogue has started - gather together on the Create & Share Facebook Group for some product reveals, games and prizes!
19 - Open House 
26 - Card Class
29 - Kit Class (Available To Go)


2 - BINGO NIGHT - for those that love to play games, make some great projects, go home with supplies and win some AMAZING products! More details to come
4 - MEN'S ONLY Valentine's Card Event
16 - Open Studio
23 - Card Class


9 - Kit Class (Available To Go)
12 - Colouring Workshop
16 - Open Studio
23 - Card Class

If you have any questions about these events please let me know.


Thank you everyone for participating in the November Giveaway challenges - I have posted many opportunities to be entered to win this great Christmas Merry Patterns stamp set - and so many of you had your names in ... lots of times!

And I am happy to announce the winner is...
Danielle MacIntosh!!!

The December giveaway is a bit different this month and you will find out in the mail - so stay tuned!
The hint is - everyone is a winner!


The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided Stampin’ Up! with some very important information: There is a lot of LOVE for this new stamping tool! They couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, the response was so amazing that they’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.

As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

Please note the following changes:
Beginning March 19, they will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).

Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you and your customers to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.

Check out the video below for tips on how to reserve yours - and if you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Not sure what the Stamparatus is - check out the Stampin' Up! video below:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


As we get ready to welcome December and hopefully finish off our Christmas shopping and enjoy the miracle of this season I thought I would share some of my favourite Stampin' Up!/Create & Share gift ideas with you...Enjoy!

Stampin' Up! has two amazing card kits available right now. They include the inks, stamps, papers and emblishments. All you need is some Snail Adhesive to complete! Both include all the products to make 20 cards with envelopes and have a lovely gift box to store everything in. You can either give to your person for them to do on their own or make it a day and do up the cards together!

Soft Sayings Card Kit | Price: $46.00
Makes 20 cards–2 each of 10 designs–using the included Soft Sayings Stamp Set
Includes set of 15 photopolymer stamps, clear stamp block, 20 printed card bases and coordinating printed envelopes, giftable kraft box, die-cut accents, Stampin' Spot, Baker's Twine, washi tape, Stampin' Dimensionals

Oh Happy Day Card Kit | Price: $46.00
Stamp and stick—that’s all it takes to create stack of all-occasion cards. Make one card when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.
Kit includes: Set of 13 photopolymer stamps, 20 card bases and coordinating envelopes, Giftable Kraft box, Die-cut glittered chipboard shapes, Embossed sheets, Printed die-cut images, Die-cut gold foil sheet, Die-cut white sheets, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot, Printed colour doilies, Baker’s Twine, Glittered dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and an acrylic stamp block.

Oh Happy Day Card Kit

Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of papercrafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. They deliver all the stamps, ink, and paper you need to create a fun project, without any stress. Everything is precut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting! The subscribers always have cards and cute gifts on hand for every occasion. Your first kit includes a free gift from us—a clear stamping block. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started!

You can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. Just purchase the prepaid subscription – by CLICKING HERE - and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at We even have a gift card that you can print and slip in a card.

Make a beautiful handmade ornament(s) with your Stampin' Up! stamps and papers! Don't forget the beautiful ribbons and embellishments!

Here is an example of the ornament I made this year - we cut down some trees in our backyard and I had some help making them into thin pieces. I used my Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake ink to stamp my images and added some ribbon and twine and called it done! Very simple!

My best friend, April Watt made these cut Christmas Balls for us using her stamps and ink - aren't they cute!

And don't forget there is an ornament kit in the catalogue!

Put together a selection of cards you have made over the year into there perfect card set. I like to include birthday cards, thank you cards and sympathy cards in my sets. Don't forget the envelopes!

Stampin' Up! has a variety of different items you can use to help package up your cards too!
Sometimes the best gift to give is the gift certificate - so they can have the fun of shopping for FREE! Plus come January there will be some deals on where they can earn even more FREE items with your gift certificate. Talk about a win win! Add some chocolates in with the packaging and you've got the perfect gift.
(I can help package these up for you if you like - just ask - its FREE!)

How awesome would it be to give the basic crafters kit to someone who has just started or whats to start getting into paper crafting! Package all the items in a clear storage container (included FREE) And don't forget there are some other great starter tools that would be great too!

I love the idea of giving an experience as a gift - this is perfect for either a beginner crafter or someone who has been crafting for years! Add a seat for you and your spot is half off! I host a card class each month on a Friday night from 7-9:30pm. You can pick the date that works for both of you!

Everyone loves to colour, it is very much a trend right now and Stampin' Up! has all the tools to help us do just that. Their Watercolour pencils and blender pens are great and they have a selection of papers you can colour perfectly! 9. THE SCRAPBOOKER
Stampin' Up! also has a variety of scrapbooking products - get them started with an album, page protectors and card kit! A variety to pick from!
Want to wow your crafter this year and have a Big Shot under the tree for them. Don't forget to include a die set or embossing folder so they can start playing right away! Here are some of my favourites right now:
Ok now that you have all of your gifts purchased don't forget to wrap them up all pretty! 
Stampin' Up! has a variety of products to help you impress even before they open the gift!

I like to make my own wrapping paper with Kraft paper and some stamps and in. It can also been fun to decorate a plain Kraft paper bag with some stamps and ink - and don't forget the tissue paper!

There are some great tips on how to turn your paper into some cute boxes - I love this set I put together in five minutes - all I used was my score board, trimmer and some Tear & Tape

The Christmas Catalogue has lots of ideas for gift packaging - make sure to take a second look!

And of course top all gifts off with the perfect tag! So many ideas!


My last order will go in on December 7th to ensure all items arrive in time for Christmas. 
Either purchase online at my 24/7 Online Store or email me and I can place it for you.