Tuesday, May 29

Retirement List - Stampin'Up!








It's time to say goodbye to some old favorites while Stampin' Up! makes room in our new catalogue for hundreds of new stamps and accessories. Let your customers know if they've been holding off on getting those retiring stamps on their wish list that now is their last chance to get them before they are gone forever. And the purchase of retiring products during May will also count toward your customers' minimum purchase for the Palette O' Prints promotion!

Make sure you have a chance to get these beautiful stamps before it's too late! Check your wish list and decide which ones on the list you can't live without before they are unavailable. The new catalog comes out July 1st so they're making room. They have retired a lot more than usual this year because of the twice yearly catalog coming out. Keep in mind the sets you do have that are retiring will increase in value if you are thinking of doing any spring cleaning or selling any of them off, if you can part with them. I was very sad when I saw this list initially but have since grown to accept the fact that some of my favorites will no longer be available. I am looking forward to the new products and colours that will be coming. A little birdie told me there will be plenty of new ribbons coming out for all you ribbon junkies. I am offering 15 % off any retiring set. Give me an email or a phone call to take advantage of this special. Paypal accepted as well as cheques or cash. Products from the Spring Mini catalogue will also be available until the end of June.

Going, going, gone...

Retirement List by Page Number

Retirement List Alphabetically

Sunday, May 27

Good Morning!



I absolutely love Sundays, however exhausting they may be. I also love my Scrap, Paper, Scissors tote I got in January and am STILL loving, even though there are new colours available. Don't forget to use your 40% off coupon or else it's a bit of a dent. It has so many many pockets and even a drawer in the bottom. My husband doesn't think it will be big enough. Funny. The only drawback, the fiskars paper cutter doesn't fit exactly inside parallel to the bottom. Lately I have been finding I need something additional to carry papers, cutters, and of course STAMPS. Don't forget some of your favorite stamps will be discontinued at the end of June to make way for the new Big Idea Book and Catalog in July. So exciting, but we all know how easily I get excited especially those of you who got the she peed in the potty! telephone call or the ones that come after every tooth or new words pop into or out of my children's mouths, except the vulgar ones of course. As if I have time to get on the telephone now except at work when I more than make up for it answering the phones there. I am offering 15% off all retiring sets and if you twist my rubber arm you can get that discount off the wheels as well. Many of you should be getting your Fall Preview Brochure very very soon. Check your mail boxes and save the date for June 14th for a VERY exciting class you won't want to miss {Hint up top}Whoa... and yes I will be making Father's Day cards. Gotta love my Daddy in Law and he's coming home from the Phillipines today! Glorious I hope it will be sunny! He's tropical you know.

Saturday, May 26

Wishing you the best...



The House That Love Built




Everyone who knows me know I like McDonalds too much and that I live right behind it. I even have to drive and walk through their parking lot to get out of mine. Not the drive thru but drive through. I know McDonalds isn't too healthy but when you're a tired mom and you don't even have to get out of the car and drag children with you and keep them calm and seated when you're on the go it is a quick and fairly cheap fix to a few empty tummies. My children are always satisfied by a McDonald's meal and I almost always make them accompany their meals with milk to try and convince myself they are getting some nutrition as well as a lot of salt and sugar. Anyway I am posting this so we can learn more about Ronald McDonald House and the services provided.
Ronald McDonald House Charities, a nonprofit organization creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children through its network of 179 local Chapters currently serving in 46 countries. Named one of America's Top 100 Charities by Worth magazine in 2001 and 2002, the Charity makes grants to not-for-profit organizations and provides support to Ronald McDonald Houses and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles worldwide. To date, Ronald McDonald House Charities' national body and global network of local Chapters have awarded more than $380 million in grants to children's programs. For more information on the Charity, visit www.rmhc.org.

If you are a customer, viewer or know anyone who would like to share handmade cards WITH envelopes to be donated to our RMH, please email me and I can give you details.

Here are a few other programs that we could use your help with

  • POP TAB Program - Collect pop tabs from aluminum cans to benefit our Family Fund
  • Donate newborn clothing and baby items for our new parents at the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Supply medium size gift bags, small gifts and toiletry items for our parents' and children's "Welcome Bags".
  • Provide paper products & non-perishable food items for our families.
  • Contribute children's toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss

If any of these appeal to you and you would like to contribute one thing or have a drive in "your" area, send the items to me to take to the house, please contact me!

To learn about the local Ronald McDonald House or for a virtual tour click here.
The house also has a wish list and some of you may have items that could be donated. I can bring them by on my way home from work.

Wednesday, May 23

Have you seen the retirement list?



The new Fall/Winter Preview catalog is coming out soon! There are new added colors, new brads, and new stamp sets! The retirement list (click to see) is long this time-240 sets to make way for a twice yearly catalog so we can all have the latest and the newest available. This gives Stampin'Up! the ability to change and bring us what we want quicker. For me I like classics but it's fun to see new stuff too. Check the list to see if there's anything on your wish list that won't be available after June and get ready for a lot of brand new irresistible goodies to come. I can't get enough of these designer papers lately as you can tell by my criss cross apple sauce card. All images copyright Stampin'Up!

Tuesday, May 22

Inside...




I had SO much fun making this mini album! I put lots of pictures of my children being outdoors in it. I even put one of myself this time! Hope you like it as much as I do.

Monday, May 21

Incredible Accordian Album




Here's a preview, more to come with photos inside. I used the Petals and Paisleys Stampin'Up! designer papers as well as the Doodle This, Double Lined Doodle Stamp sets.

Saturday, May 19

Photo Wallet




These little photo wallets are SO much fun and easy to make and slip into your purse when you want to look at or show off you and yours. All it takes is some cutting, some glue and some folding. The outside was wheeled in white with the Stampin' Around Jumbo Petals. The rest was done with the Doodle This and Doodle That sets as well as a few punches. I have yet to do the journaling. All images copyright Stampin'Up!

Saturday, May 5

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!




I just had to scrapbook today! Using a 12 x 12 sheet of going gray I made an mini accordian album with my S O V E R Y set. I am happy with how it turned out and I had a lot of fun with punches and polka dots. I am a very lucky wife and mother. Looking at photographs of my family really makes me feel even more grateful with what's going on in my life! Can you see those chubby little hands trying to rip off the flowers! She's so funny. We were practicing in the bathroom today since she had a fit about wearing a diaper, pull ups or panties. It's good to stay close to home in those instances. We didn't have any extra laundry but we still have plenty.
All images copyright Stampin'Up!

Wednesday, May 2

I like the inside the best!

all images copyright Stampin'Up!

These photos are from a demonstrator named Tara who lives in Chilliwack. Check out her blog!