Friday, October 18

Wonderful Washi Tape

Two upcoming classes will use washi tapes! What is Washi tape you say?
Many of you may know I am fond of all things Japanese. Washi tape was first made in Japan and is usually made of paper. It comes in a variety of sizes, patterns and colours. It's easy to rip or cut and you can make your own too!
Washi tape is typically made from natural fibers, such as bamboo or hemp, but most commonly from the bark of trees that are native to Japan — the mulberry, the mitsumata shrub or the gampi tree. Most washi tapes are strong (as strong as duct tape in some cases!) and functional as well as pretty, making them wonderful for both everyday and decorative use.
Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper, and the term is used to describe paper made by hand in the traditional manner.Several kinds of washi, referred to collectively as Japanese tissue, are used in the conservation and mending of books. Washi has also found a new form, as a tape, usually combined with acrylic glue. It is similar to masking tape in that it is removable from most surfaces. This makes it perfect for positioning if you use a die cut machine! Also if you want to fool around with a scrapbook layout you can use it to stick down photos and embellishments before you finalize their locations. Washi Tape is popping up everywhere from the Real Canadian Superstore to Stampin'Up! I love to shop at Daiso a Japanese dollar store in Richmond, British Columbia. They carry all kinds of household items all at $2 each imported from Japan. It takes me right back to being there each time I go. My children love it! 




Specials!

until October 31st
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Host a qualifying
workshop and get additional hostess benefits.



Visit www.betty.stampinup.net for details.
Until  October 21st you can join Stampin'up! for $25 and choose your product.
Even if you don't want to have an SU! business you can get a 20% or more discount on all your purchases until at least March 2014. Hobby Demonstrators reap the same benefits as Business Demonstrators and if you have a few friends that might buy off you it's even better.
If you or a group spends/orders $200 or more in the first 60 days then you choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue (redeemable with her first demonstrator order in December).*
AND you can receive 30% instant income on your first order and any eligible hostess benefits if you host her own event. I can help you. 

Thursday, October 17

Thankful Thursdays

This week’s Thank You Thursday is all about punches—namely the Artisan Label, Bitty Butterfly, Hexagon, Mosaic, and Pansy Punches. Scroll down for ideas you can use with punches you may already have! Don't forget to visit my website on Thursdays for another deal next week AND new weekly deal items are added on Tuesdays. Stampin'Up! is also celebrating it's 25th anniversary and so from OCTOBER 22nd-28th 25 stamp sets will be 25% off. Check my website for more details starting Tuesday and don't forget the Clearance Rack while you are at it! 


TODAY ONLY! 
Regular Price: $21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$16.46 CAN
Artisan Label Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Hexagon Punch, Pansy Punch, Mosaic Punch
Melody H. Concept Artist posted this on the Stampin'Up! Blog: 

At Stampin’ Up! we are known for how our products coordinate, thus making the creative process easy! All of the punches that are featured today have coordinating
For my Melody's first project, she used the Label Love Stamp Set that coordinates with the Artisan Label Punch, but she wanted a polka-dotted butterfly—so she used a stamp from the Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set with my Bitty Butterfly Punch.
stamp sets. The last project at the bottom is my favourite! 












The second project she made used another stamp from the Six-Sided Sampler and the Hexagon Punch. 
Use the negative space left from a punch to cut out border pieces, which is what she did for this card.



It may be hard to recognize the Pansy Punch on this last project, but it was used!
She spritzed sheets of Creped Filter Paper with Calypso Coral ink, then punched out the pansies using the Pansy Punch.
{You could also try this with Tissue Paper of ANY colour! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!}
Melody layered several pansies and attached them using a brad in the center; then bunched the layers to create a fluffy, 3D flower.
If you don’t own these punches yet, we hope today’s projects inspired you and helped you see why you need to have them as part of your collection! If you have some of these already then here are some great ways to use them! *This post is mostly a REBLOG from the Stampin'Up! Blog posted by Melody H. a Stampin'Up! concept artists. 

Tuesday, October 15

CLEARLY a good choice!


PHOTOPOLYMER STAMPS



We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.
What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.

Wednesday, October 2

Cards for Cancer

Stamp-A-Stack classes
Technique Classes
Mini Albums too!
I know a lot of people dealing with cancer and running around with bare heads these days. I really admire the strength it takes to endure the endless appointments, treatments and roller coaster ride dealing with the effects of these kinds of health problems. So many do it with a smile on their face more often than expected. Here are a few ideas for a class which will be held close to the Vancouver and Fraser Valley Cancer Clinics with a suggested donation of $20 and a kit fee of $5. Tell me what you think!

Sycamore Street Stamp-a Stack designed by Marelle Taylor

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Christmas Class 10 cards designed by Alisa TilsnerIMG_8132

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Lots of Good Things Happening at Stampin' Up!

Wow!  I can't believe how much has happened in the last 24 hours.  Here's the 411 on what's new at Stampin' Up! and what you'll want to know:
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STARTS OCT. 7!  Stampin' Up! announced a special $25 Starter Kit promotion which will only be available for purchase fromOct. 7 through Oct. 21.  Mark your calendar!  This is the special we have ALL been waiting for and your budget-friendly opportunity to "test drive" all Stampin' Up! has to offer through April 30, 2014. Get the scoop here!