Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Only 9 More Sleeps!

Hello Stampers!

When you were little, did you count down the number of 'sleeps' until something exciting was going to happen - like your Birthday, or Christmas, or someone special coming to visit?  I did - but I'm not sure if it made the waiting any easier!

Right now, I'm counting down the number of sleeps 'til the New Catalogue goes LIVE!!
Only 9 more sleeps!! 

What are you hoping to see in the Catalogue?  The fabulous new stamps?  The In Colours?  Maybe some new Framelits or Dies for the Big Shot?  It's so exciting - I know you're going to love it!

And the Catalogue itself  - has a super new layout that's really 'user friendly',  colour and product groupings....  Well, to see it for yourself, just leave me a message here or email me at stampandcreate@shaw.ca and you can have your own Catalogue

In the meantime - here's another sneak peek for you - another new stamp set called Papaya Collage!

Once again I used the new In Colours - these will be around until 2014, so there will be lots of time to enjoy them!  The Summer Starfruit for the frame; Rich Razzleberry for the rose (and the 1st layer of cardstock); Gumball Green for the foliage; Midnight Muse layered over Gumball Green for the butterfly. 

Have sweet dreams, dreaming of the new Stampin' Up! catalogue - maybe I'll have time to create and post something else new tomorrow!

Until then - remember that there's only 9 more sleeps until all the Retired stamps and Accessories go away, too!  Make sure you click on my 'Shop Now' or 'Retiring Sets' buttons, and go shopping - before it's too late!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

And the Winner is......

Ladies and gentlemen, drumroll please......the Winner of the Stamp and Create with Deborah 'Treasure Hunt' is.....

"HEATHER - CricuitDiva"!!!!   Congratulations, Heather!! 

Here is what you've won:

If you live in Canada, you have won a $25.00 certificate from me for Stampin' Up! product!  Perfect, as the new Catalogue will be released in 16 days!!

However, if you live outside of Canada, laws prohibit me from selling to you.....
In which case - I will send you - from the NEW CATALOGUE - the fabulous 'Betsy's Blossoms' Stamp Set in clear mount - a set of 6 stamps, valued at $26.95!!

Now, to keep the suspense, and because it won't be 'released' until June  1st, I won't show you the stamp set - but I will show you a card I made with this set...

The stamps you see, with the exception of the sentiment, are all part of Betsy's Blossoms, plus there's a couple I didn't use.

So Heather - check your email - I'm sending you a message now!!  Congratulations on winning the Stamp and Create with Deborah 'Treasure Hunt'!!

Happy Stamping, everyone!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Final Days of the Treasure Hunt!

Well, hello stampers!  Sorry I've been away longer than I said....I haven't even had a chance to play with my new 'Sneak Peek' Catalogue items!!  I  promise, I will do some creating tomorrow, and share with you.  The new stamps sets look amazing, and the new In Colours - well, wait til you see them!

In the meantime - time is running out on our Treasure Hunt game!!  It's so easy to play along - and have a chance at winning FREE product!!  C'mon - have a go - find the 20 clues, and send me an email to enter.  You won't regret it!!  Winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 15th. 

So, go Hunt, have fun, and I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Until then

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Out with the old, in with the New!

It's less than 1 month until the new main Catalogue is released, and there is major excitement amongst us Stampin' Up! demonstrators!  You see, we've already had a small 'sneak peek' at some of the new product - you're going to LOVE them! - and tonight at midnight Mountain Time, we're able to have a preview of the ENTIRE new catalogue, and order our supply of them so that we're ready to hand them to YOU, stamper - on June 1st!!  Woo-Hoo!!!  So yup, it'll be a late night for me tonight! :) 

Tomorrow (or rather, tonight!) I'll be ordering a few of the 'sneak peek' items that we're allowed to.....now, I'm not able to show you the actual product, BUT - I will be able to show you what I create using the new product!!  So, I'll order tonight, receive the order next Monday (14th) and show you some fabulous new creations next Tuesday!!

But hey - don't wait til then to treat yourself!  Remember 2 great things going on right now;

 - ORDER your products from the RETIRING list, before they're all gone!
- PLAY the TREASURE HUNT game!  for a chance to win a fabulous prize from me! :)

The Retiring list items are available only while supplies last, until May 31st.  After that - they're gone forever!
The Treasure Hunt game is on all this week, until next Tuesday, May 15th.  On the 16th, I will do a random draw, and announce the winner here on my blog.

To go shopping (24hrs a day-even in your jammies!) just click on my 'Shop Now' button on the right sidebar, or click on the 'Retiring Lists' button on the left sidebar, to browse the lists, first.

Tomorrow I'll let you know how excited I am about my new order!  What are you hoping to see in the new catalogue?  Let me know, and maybe I'll give you a hint if you'll be pleased....

Until then - Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Are you ready to have some fun, check out some fabulous Stampin' Up demostrator blogs, and have a chance to win FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise from me?! 

It's SO easy!  You'll notice that (at the top of this page) I have a page titled Late Night Stampers Web Ring.  On it is a list of us SU! demonstrators who belong to the Late Night Stampers group.  When you click on a name, it will take you to that person's SU! blog. 

When you see this picture (above) you'll know that they are taking part in this Treasure Hunt, and they will have a clue on their page. (here's a helpful hint - you'll know they're participating because their name is in RED, with an asterisk (*) beside it!)

Here's my clue:

Summer Smooches Purse - a girl can never have too many purses!

Once you've collected 20 different clues, email me at stampandcreate.shaw.ca , listing the 20 clues, and you'll be entered to win a fabulous prize of Stampin' Up! product from me!!

Now go play!  You have until May 15th to enter!!

Happy Hunting!!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Thank You Notes

I recently chaired a committee for our local high school (the one my 2 sons attend).  It's a great way to be involved in my children's school life, and get to know more of the parents.  I was heavily involved when they were in elementary school  - we were there for a total 11 years (both boys combined), and I served as PAC (parent advisory council) chair for 4 of those years, and also chaired and participated on numerous other committees and activities.  It was such fun!  I really miss that part of school life, as it's just not the same for the high school; the students are much more self-directed, which is as it should be, of course!

Anyway - this committee was made up of myself and 4 other parents.  Now that it's over, I want to give them a note of thanks for their time and committment - after all, we are all volunteers, donating our own time!

Here's the Thank You notes I made:

These were super quick to make; I used the Fresh Cut notes (currently in the Clearance Rack!), backed the cut-out flower with some Everyday Enchantment DSP (from Sale-a-bration), and used the coordinating Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brads.  The butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits for the Big Shot, cut from Old Olive and Calypso Coral card stock.
Just to fancy up the envelopes, I used stamps from Fresh Vintage (the 'postage looking' one) and a retired set.

One of the school Counsellors coordinated things from his end; as he was doing this on behalf of the parents for the students, I made a Thank You card for him, as well.

As you can see, it's more masculine - suited for a male counsellor!  I stamped the Sprinkled Expressions stars onto Whisper White cardstock in 3 shades of blue - Marina Mist, Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue - and matted that onto a background of Well Worn DSP.  Behind that is a mat of Not Quite Navy cardstock, on top of a Whisper White card base.  The 'swirls' you see on the card and envelope are from a retired 'Season of Joy' christmas set.  Inside the card, I stamped 'Thanks' using the Outlined Occassions stamp set.

Thanks for sharing some time with me today - I hope you enjoyed yourself, and I hope you're playing along in our Treasure Hunt!!  We now have 19 clues listed - can you find them all?  Only 1 more needed, then you can email me with your list of clues to WIN A PRIZE!!

Happy Hunting and Stamping!