Saturday, 18 April 2015

BC and Butterflies!

HI Friends! I have a bit of news for you today - my husband and I decided to move back to British Columbia! In fact, I'm already here! I arrived last weekend. We are VERY sad to leave our home & beautiful property in Nova Scotia but after 8 years on the East Coast (our originial plan was to stay just for 3 years) we decided that it's not in our best interest to stay, due to the current economy. Some of you may remember that my husband and I were in the process of starting our B&B Glamping Retreat (with vintage trailers) and how much we've been looking forward to it. I also know that some of you (as far away as New York and even Germany) had emailed me asking for more information so that you could come stay with us - but you may want to consider coming to the West Coast of Canada instead! LOL  We're still planning on proceeding with our B&B Glamping Retreat business - but we have to put it on the proverbial shelf until we find the right property and community where we want to settle. Hopefully it will all fall into place sooner rather than later. In the meantime, I have been hired by a successful white water rafting and glamping resort, with exclusive retreats, as their Reservation Sales & Marketing Manager - right up my alley and too good to pass up! I started this past Monday. It's a permanent seasonal position which is perfect because I'll have the time to continue working my Stampin' Up! and my Plexus businesses. So there you go! Now you know why my blog posts have been a bit sporadic lately - I've been crazy busy packing up our house and getting it ready to list as well as getting ready to move back to my home province! Whew - it's been a LOT!  I'm already missing my dear friends and customers on the East Coast but it is also nice to see my friends and family here too.

Let's get back to Stampin' Up! news because I'm VERY happy to let you know the Butterfly Thinlits are back!!!  I know MANY of you have been patiently waiting to get your hands on them - they're so beautiful.

You can order the Butterfly Thinlits by clicking HERE  

  As a token of their appreciation of your patience waiting for them Stampin' Up! has a complimentary gift for you too!

 **please note: at the time of this posting the Stampin' Up! online site is 
down for maintenance and should be up and running shortly.***

I'm off for my first run of the season this morning and then brunch with family before heading over to Vancouver Island to visit more friends and family (and to buy my new car).  It's been 3 years since I've been back home so I'm really looking forward to it.

I hope you have a great weekend my friends!


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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

New Weekly Deals

Here are this week's newest deals!

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Stampin' Up! also has a new stampin' technique video, featuring the Sponge Daubers:

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Monday, 13 April 2015

Thirteen Years of Fun!

Hi Friends! It's hard to believe that 13 years ago today I signed up as a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! - where does the time go? And believe me, I had no idea the amazing journey I was about to embark on. I signed up for the discount on the awesome products and as much as I would have loved to had started a business with Stampin' Up! right from the get go - especially considering the company had just opened in Canada - it wasn't the right time for me.  I enjoyed introducing the art of stamping to my friends and co-workers and soon I had a few of them hooked and we began stamping together each month. I loved our girl-togethers and we had a blast. So this is how it continued for my first 8 years with Stampin' Up! Fast forward a few years...  My hubby and I had moved across the country to New Brunswick and I hadn't had much luck finding work that I enjoyed or that was worth the 40 minute commute into the city (we lived in a small rural community). So I decided to turn my Stampin' Up! hobby into a business - it was sink or swim.

That was July 2009 - and the year I attended my first ever Stampin' Up! convention, which changed everything for me. I saw so many successful women (and men too!) walking across the stage and it occurred to me that they were no different than me - I could do it too!  I made it a goal to walk across the stage the following year. And I did! I also earned my first ever Grand Vacation too and the rest as they say is history! 

Since then I've earned the vacation each year and I've been one of the top 20 demonstrators in Canada and spoiled with the Founder's Circle Retreats and so many other amazing experiences. Over the years I've made some incredible friendships and have traveled to fabulous places like San Antonio, The Western Caribbean, Niagara Falls, South Carolina and other fun spots. Next month my husband and I are off to Hawaii - another all expenses paid vacation from Stampin' Up!. Imagine, all this just from sharing my love of stamping (and glitter..hee hee) with others.

Thirteen years ago I would never had believed any of this would happen. It just goes to show that if you want something bad enough you'll find the way to make it happen and all the hard work has so been worth it. Last year we moved to Nova Scotia and my business goals have changed and so has my life - which I'll share a bit more with you later this week (it's all good!).  I'm so grateful for the blessings that Stampin' Up! has brought into my life! Here's to another fun year of stamping fun!!!

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

Stamping with Embossing Folders

Hi Friends! Sorry I've been MIA this past week. Life has been pretty crazy. I have some big news that I will share with you later this week and until then I'm going to be out of town and away from my computer. But first chance I get I'll be back with some new projects and videos for you.

In the meantime, here's a new video from Stampin' Up! featuring a really neat technique using our Embossing Folders - I can't wait to give this a try!

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  Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!
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Monday, 6 April 2015

Free Shipping on Everything!

I'm excited to announce that beginning today through to April 10th you will receive FREE SHIPPING on all your orders (excluding expedited orders)! WOOT WOOT!  

Here's the details:
  • Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).
  • All order types qualify (customer, demonstrator, workshop, online)
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.
  • Submit orders by:
    • Phone: Friday, April 10, 2015; 6:50 pm (MT)
    • Online Orders: Friday, April 10, 2015; 11:50 pm (MT)
Stock up on supplies - your craft-free shipping doesn't happen often! This is also a good time to get the items that have been on your wish list too.

If you don't have the gorgeous 2013-2015 In Colours yet but have been wanting them - or, if you don't have the ink refills for your 2013-2015 ink pads - then I encourage you to GET THEM NOW with the free shipping deal. The money you'll be saving on shipping can get you extra product too!


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Happy Stamping!

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