Saturday, November 18, 2006

Winter Mini Catalog

I am so excited! I cannot wait until December when you get to check out the new Stampin' Up! Winter Mini 2006 catalog! It is simply awesome!

Ok, I must give in! How about a sneak peak? Just a little one though:

Isn't it fabulous! That's just a tiny little taste of what's to come!

Friday, November 03, 2006

The cutest thing!

Here's a picture of my adorable grandson! This was at his First Birthday party. He's just so sweet! I had to share.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Stamp Tip

You can create some very original stamp art by using bleach as an "ink"
on your cards. You can place a folded paper towel onto a plastic plate
and then dampen it with household bleach. You then ink up your stamp
using the bleach and stamp your paper (this works really well on dark
coloured cardstock). It´s worth experimenting with this technique because
this works better on some cardstock than others. -- From Life Tips

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Today's Special

I have been remiss in posting regularly lately. Here's a Stampin' Special to make up for it:

Buy 2 packs of cardstock - any size, any color including neutrals, and receive a free adhesive.*

*Note that this special is not available with any other offer.

I hope to get some stamping samples posted soon. I apologize for my absence!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Apple Picking

Last Sunday I had the distinct pleasure of taking my son and the grandkids apple picking. This is something my son and I did when he was young. Now we're carrying the tradition on with his kids - and I love it! It's been so long since I've been apple picking. I can't even explain why I enjoy it so much. The kids had a great time though and I am looking forward to finding time to do some cooking/baking with all these apples!

Here's some photos of our day.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Stamp tip of the week

Stamp Tip:

Yes, you can stamp on velvet! You will need to heat your iron on the
hottest setting. Lay your stamp on your work surface with the rubber side
UP. Then lay your velvet face down on the stamp. Lightly mist the back
of the velvet with water and then press the iron onto the back of the
velvet over the stamp. Hold the iron there for about 20 seconds without
moving the iron around and then lift the iron off. You will be left
with a lovely impression of the stamp!

-- from

Monday, July 31, 2006

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Register early for this all day fundraiser for Breast Cancer! On September 23rd we'll be creating cool projects, playing fun games (with prizes) and there will be lots of give aways! All proceeds will be going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation on the day of the "Run for the Cure" (October 1st). I'm donating 20% of all orders placed that day to the Foundation as well! Tell all your friends! Together we can help find a cure!

Register here or call me to purchase your tickets. 519-680-7080

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

This is so funny, but true!

I found this on another blog. Thought some of my readers my enjoy it. It sure got a laugh out of me!

Scrapbooking SNL Parody

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Run for the Cure

Most of us have been touched by Breast Cancer in some way. A
friend, relative, co-worker or friend of a friend. Being that we are such a
large group of compassionate woman, I wanted to extend an invitation to you
all to join my National Team and participate in the Run/Walk on October 1st.
There are run locations all over the country. Pick the one closest to you.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is the place
to be on Sunday, October 1, 2006. Join our Carole's Crew team.

Registration is easy! Click on this link to register online and join our
Team. (I am running/walking at the London Ontario location. You can run at
any CIBC Run location in the country.)

Once you register, you can set up a personal donation page where friends,
family and co-workers can support you. Online donations are quick, easy
and secure!

Visit the website for Team fundraising tips to get you started!
Let's have fun together on Sunday October 1st!

If you would like to support this effort but do not wish (or cannot)
participate in the run, any size donation is welcome! Please visit this link
to help me reach my $2000 goal.

To donate, click here:

Team Information
Team Captain - Carole Moore
Team Name - Carole's Crew
Run Location - London

Please visit our Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
Web site for Run Site routes, information on where to pick up Run Kits,
prizes, volunteer opportunities and much more!

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on Sunday,
October 1, 2006.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Stamp Tip

Here's a stamp tip from Stamp.Life newsletters:

You can use your unwanted CD´s to create some really interesting
stamped items for use on cards or for turning into pins/brooches or jewelry!
Just break up your CD (wrap it in an old cloth and hit with a hammer -
have fun!) and then coat one side with pigment ink and dip into Ultra
Thick Embossing Powder. Heat with your heat gun until melted and then
stamp into the UTEE while it is still soft. Add any other embellishments
you want, and stick a pin on the back or glue the piece to your card

Some of these are cool I may have to do a class on them some time!

Image is from Ruth Ann Zaroff

Friday, June 30, 2006

Retired Merchandise for Sale

Those of you checking my blog regularly get advanced notice.

I'm selling off some of my retired Stampin' Up! Products to make room for all the new and exciting things that have been introduced.

I'll be donating 50% of the profits to Women's Community House, the battered women's shelter in London.

Please help me clear out some space, and help these women in need at the same time. Register as a user and bid on products you're interested in. Last time I auctioned off stuff it was a great time! Just ask my friend (long-lost I must say!) Kelly! She had a ball!

Check out what's available now at

But keep checking because I have LOTS of stuff to list. I'll be adding items daily! First item up:

Monday, June 26, 2006

July is a great time to Join Stampin' Up!

Joining Stampin' Up! Has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life. There are a few of you out there that have been considering taking that step.

I want you to know that the month of July is a terrific time to sign those papers!

The cost of the kit has gone down by $10! That's right, it went DOWN! When do prices go down, not up?!

Joining in July also gives you an extra 3 months to meet the sales requirements to stay active, PLUS SU has given us all a raise! There's a new Career Plan that goes into effect on July 1st!

Don't hesitate. Call me today to set up a time to reveiw your kit order! I'd love to have you as part of my team!

Oh, and watch my website for a New Demonstrator Special beginnin July 1st!

Now that some of you have the new catalogs

Here's a special deal:

The first 4 people to place an order of $50 or more between July 1st and 5th will receive a discount of 20% on their entire order. You can order $225 worth of merchandise and only have to pay $180 (plus shipping and taxes). If you do that, you'll also get the hostess exclusive stamp set PLUS $20 in free merchandise of your choice! What a deal!

That's right. I wont be making any money of these orders. I'm giving it to my loyal customers. But just for those 5 days.

Here's one condition though. Your order must contain at least 1 brand new never before seen item in the catalog. A new stamp set, paper or accessory.

You may phone in your orders or email them. Just remember to do it between the 1st and the 5th. Anything that comes in before or after those dates will not qualify.

Have fun shopping!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

They're here! They're here!

And they're beautiful! I don't want to stop looking at it! But I must!

I've got quite the wish list going already! So many things that you are all just going to love! New colors, new background paper, new punches and of course, NEW STAMPS!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention - most prices have gone DOWN! That's the 2nd time since I've been a demonstrator that we've see this! It's so awesome! Some things have gone up a tad though (and I do mean a tad).

I'm stuck working a 10 hour shift today, but once I get home at 8:00 tonight, you can bet I'll have my nose buried in the new catalog! Probably until I have to go back to work on Monday!

If you want your copy early, just give me a call! Oh, the price has gone down on catalogs! They're now $13.50 or of course free, when you hostess a workshop!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Special Newsletter

I have just sent out a Special Announcement via my email newsletter list. If you did not receive it, and would like to, please enter your email address below to subscribe! You wont be sorry you did. There's special savings, tips, techniques and my Events list included in each issue.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I just can't believe it!

Today Stampin' Up! made the retiring accessories list available to demonstrators. I have to tell you I am just in shock over some of the items. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that:

A). A particular item on this list will just be repacked in color families, but still a current accessory.

B). They're really going to blow me away with all the new amazing accessories in the 2006/2007 Idea Book & Catalog.

Well, without further ado, click here for the 2006 Retiring Accessories List. Don't forget about the Retiring Stamp Sets as well. You only have until June 30th to order items on either of these lists.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Whoo Hoo!

The new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog has shipped! I should have my shipment by Tuesday next week.

This is always such an exciting time for Stampin' Up! I can't wait to see all the new Stamp Sets and Accessories they have for us this year!

Anyone want to come over next week and start a wish list?

You know I'll let you know when the Idea Books arrive. Until then...

Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Have you seen it?

I'm talking about the new Summer Mini Catalog of course! Another job well-done by Stampin' Up!

Click here to see the new Summer Mini Catalog online.

Click here to see card samples from the Summer Mini.

Retiring Accessories

On June 21st, Stampin' Up! will announce the accessories that will not be available in the new 2006-2007 Idea Book & Catalog. This allows us about a week to purchase any of those must-have items for our cardmaking & scrapbooking.

Click here to be notified of the retiring accessories.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Today we celebrated Katelyn's 3rd birthday. She was so excited to get presents and have CAKE!

Here's a picture of her patiently waiting while grandma snapped pictures. Isn't she adorable!

Nice Summer Mini Card

Isn't this a cute card? Just wanted to share.

June is the official Wedding month

So in honor of that, here's some stamping ideas for weddings:

Beginning with all the cards a bride might use: there are announcements, invitations and thank-you's. Her attendants or guests may wish to carry the bride's theme over in shower cards, gift tags and gift wrap.

As for the event itself, imagine the ribbons of a bride's bouquet stamped with small motifs in a soft color, or pew bows accented in a similar way. The church programs and guestbooks are perfect items for the bride to demonstrate her creative hand.

At the reception, the opportunities multiply: place cards, wine glass charms, matchbooks, napkins, paper doilies, place mats, table decorations, streamers, signs and picture albums.

Remember that if you're stamping things like plastic table cloths or balloons, you'll need a solvent based ink like Stazon. It dries immediately and requires no heat setting!

-- taken from InkANews

Cardmaker's Calendar

18th Father's Day
Spend an afternoon with the kids creating fun ways to honor Dad.
They'll go great with that tie they're giving him!

21st First day of Summer
Plan your first Summer Picnic.
Create your invitations with your favorite flower stamps.
Don't forget the Dazzling Diamonds for pizzaz!

24th LEON Day!
That's NOEL spelled backwards!
This signifies exactly 6 months until Christmas!
Start your cards now!

26th Rose Day
A single rose says it all.
Give a rose to someone you love today!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Life Changing

I just have to tell you that the decision I made to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator has completely changed my life. I have made so many wonderful friends, most of whom will be life-long friends. Stampin' Up! Has given me an outlet for my creativity, my frustration and my social activity.

My life without Stampin' Up! would be severely less fulfilling. If you're a customer or a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you should know, that I count you as one of my favorite things about SU!

Ok, enough of my sappyness! Hope you have a great day!

Quote of the Day

-- True art takes note not merely of form but also of what lies behind.
Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, June 11, 2006

I need to stamp!

I have felt like I don't have a life lately. Got this new job that just takes everything out of me. Frank and I went to a dinner on Friday and I ate something that didn't agree with me and got sick. Had to cancel a workshop because of it! I was soo looking forward to stamping too!

Hope to venture into my stamp room later today and at least get a Father's day card made so I can pop it in the mail tomorrow. I'll see if I can figure out how to post it here if I accomplish that.

My new job is "o.k.". I just hope my body becomes accustomed to all this work really soon. I hate feeling exhausted all the time!

Until next time,
Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

I am far too excited!

Is it normal? Probably not for most people, but for stampers - particulary those who love Stampin' Up!, it's pretty common.

I'm so excited about the new Idea Book & Catalog! It'll be posted online for us demonstrators on June 21st! Our free copy should arrive also around the same time! I can't wait to see what new and exciting things SU has to offer us this year!

Some might think this a small thing. Even after 4 years as a demonstrator and awaiting the new catalog 3 times, I just can't sit still about it!

Anyone want to come drool over the new catalog when I get my copy? Send me an email and I'll let you know when it arrives. Want your own copy? Pre-purchase one right now (before June 21st) for $14.95 and I'll give you a gift certificate for $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more from the new catalog.

By the way, we can order from the new Idea Book and Catalog on July 1st! Wonder what will be the 'hot' item this year! Last year was Watercolor Wonder crayons!

Well, time to see if I can sleep. Have to start the work week all over again in about 7 hours (Ugh!).

I caved!

Well here I am! Joining the masses in blogging! I must admit that I think it's gonna be fun! Hope you'll join me often!