Monday, 25 May 2015

Hawaii Swap and New In Colours


So I never told you about my swap cards for my trip to Hawaii with Stampin' Up!.  Suffice to say, I was in a bit of a pickle. You see, almost ALL my stamp supplies are still clear across in the country in Nova Scotia and I'm in British Columbia, with just a few markers, a couple stamp sets and minimal supplies. Prior to getting my pre-order from the upcoming new catalogue (which starts June 2nd) - I didn't even have any ink pads, except for my Black Memento.  I do have my Big Shot and a punch and my Butterfly Thinlits, but that my friends, is it. EVERYTHING else is back home, due to the fact that my husband and I are in the midst of moving West (I came ahead of my hubby).

So I'm in withdrawls, lemme tell ya. That's also why I haven't been able to create new projects or videos for you the last few weeks. The good news is my sweet hubby is sending out my supplies via bus later this week so that I can have them. Lord, I love that man. In the meantime, however, I still needed to come up with a design for my card swaps with other demonstrators on our Hawaiian vacation. I was stumped. I have been so busy that even finding the time to stamp has been a massive challenge. Then I came up with a plan (the night prior to the trip...*ahem*...).  I would wrap rubber bands around a clear block and stamp in Versamark and emboss in gold to create the background for my card - it would be gorgeous. Well, it was in my head, anyway.  As I dug through the few supplies I had with me I realized NO versamark was to be found. Ugh. That ruled out the heat embossing. I needed a plan B and I needed it FAST.

In the end, it's a basic card that is perfect for beginner stampers and for those who don't have a lot of supplies or for those who are just in need of making a quick card. My swaps absolutely paled in comparison of the swaps from the other demonstrators, which were absolutely works of art.  However, it was the best I could do, under the circumstances. When life hands you lemons, as they say, right? 

 Here's what I came up with:





Supplies Used:

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Using the very same Rubber Band Technique and our soon-to-be-released 2015-2017 In Colours, I created these cards too:
These lovely new colours are coming your way very soon! If you'd like a new catalogue email me and if you'd like to get some of the new products for FREE email me to book a private card class for you and your friends! serenestamper@gmail.com


ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO PURCHASE STAMPS & ACCESSORIES BEFORE THEY RETIRE FOR GOOD! 
 Get your favourite items that are still sitting on your wish list so that you won't regret it later (been there, done that, got the t-shirt).  Every year we ALL kick ourselves for not getting certain retiring items that are going to be GONE forever.  So do yourself a favour and get your goodies while you still can. 

 
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All online orders placed through my store will also receive 10 exclusive step-by-step projects, sent via email, as a token of my appreciation!

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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Hawaii and New Catalogue Sneak Peeks

 
Hi Friends! I'm back from Hawaii - had a great time! It was so nice to get away and relax with my husband.

We just took in the sights and enjoyed some excursions and R&R and the water was perfect - nothing beats the Hawaiian ocean! I could have swam all day long, the water was so warm and clean and so BLUE!
The view from our balcony at the Sheraton Waikiki

 Stampin' Up! completely spoiled us too and their pillow gifts were awesome:


Our Maui Jim sunglasses (we were able to choose from a variety of styles) was our first pillow gift. WOW.  Other gifts included beach bags, quilted hand bag made in Hawaii, Stampin' Up! products not yet released.  The last pillow gift was a gorgeous custom made sterling silver necklace with a hibiscus flower charm and pearl - it's absolutely stunning.  I will certainly cherish it always and it will remain a special reminder of our time in Hawaii.
There was even a fun session one morning with demonstrations and samples using new stamps and accessories that are coming out in the new 2015-2016 Annual catalogue.  LOTS of fabulous inspiration - you're going to LOVE our new products! Here are some of the projects, just to whet your appetite:
Candy Michael

Laura Milligan

Jill Hilliard

Marelle Taylor

Suzie Barnes

Debra Verbosh

Don't forget that there is only a short time left to shop from our current catalogue and to take advantage of our current hostess benefits too, before they change on June 2nd! 

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WEEKLY DEALS!

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    New Arrivals of stamp sets and more!
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Questions? Email me at serenestamper@gmail.com

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Monday, 11 May 2015

Hawaii Bound!


Hi Friends! I'm very excited to be heading to Oahu, Hawaii with my husband!  This is an all expenses trip, paid for by Stampin' Up! As a demonstrator we're rewarded with a Grand Vacation each year, based on our sales and leadership with our team.  It's a lot of work to earn these trips, but it's worth it! Stampin' Up! spoils us with amazing pillow gifts (like the Thomas Kinkade picture on the last day of our Disney trip) as well as fabulous excursions. While we'll have lots of free time to come and go as we please, Stampin' Up! has lots of fun in store for us as well. We'll be spending a day at the Polynesian Cultural Centre, which I've heard is amazing, as well as a BBQ lunch then a tour at the USS Battleship Missouri.  Aside from that I'm really looking forward to lying on the beach and snorkelling and just relaxing and visiting with friends who will be there too.

None of this would be possible without my incredible customers and my awesome "Serene Stampers" team.  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. My Stampin' Up! business has brought so many blessings into my life - all because I chose to share my love of stamping with others.

So on that note, I'm off. I won't be posting on my blog until I'm back next week - I'm going to take a breather from computers.  But once I'm back I'll have lots of projects to share with you that will feature new stamp sets and accessories from our new catalogue (which is fantastic!!!).

Aloha & Happy Stamping!


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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Number One Retiring Stamp Set...


Drum roll please...it's time to reveal my #1 VERY FAVOURITE retiring stamp set of 2015...."Stippled Blossoms".  Hands down, no contest, breaks my heart to see it go, I absolutely ADORE this stamp set.  To be honest, my "Stippled Blossoms" stamp set probably deserves to retire and take a rest - it's put in a lot of good work over the years. But it will never stray far from my card making supplies, as I have no doubt that I will continue stamping with it (in secret)....our love for one another will never die.  You really MUST get this stamp set if you don't already own it.

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 Here are some samples:
See video HERE.

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Victorian
Arlene Mantle
triple time stippled blossoms
Sherri Gibson
Dallas Regional Swap - Stippled Blossoms
Susan Vilar
Muttertag...Stippled Blossoms....
Judith Laureano
 
 
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Number Two "Walk in the Wild"

I am soooo sad to see "Walk in the Wild" stamp set retire!  This is such a great set, especially for the men in our life! I've used the stamps in this set more times than I can count and it was an easy choice for the #2 spot on my Top 10 Retiring Stamp Sets of 2015!

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 Here are some samples:

 

Walk in the Wild ~ Masculine Birthday
Sara Hoogendoorn

Thinking of you Pheasant
Eva Gail Lowe

Walk in the Wild Pheasant
Deborah Hedstrom-Page

Quail Gatefold
Kathy Maurer

SUO74 Romantic Mr. Moose
Julie Gearinger



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