Monday, December 2, 2013

A Whole Lot of Love

I know it is early, and don't have me for doing this, but guess what holiday is coming...Yup, you guessed it, the big V-Day! Valentine's Day is a change to say "I love you". And it doesn't just have to be about romantic love. This holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. Stampin' Up! is here to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love products.

This promotion will run from December 1 to January 27 (or while supplies last). These products will only be available during this promotion, so you will want to get your hot little hands on them now!

Check out this flyer for pricing information and this flyer to see the super cute exclusive stamps!

As always contact me for more information or place an order through my online store!

Happy Stamping (and shopping),
Elizabeth Emma
Dates: Available December 1-January 27 or while supplies last.
The fine print: These are exclusive products that will not be available after the promotion. No limits on this promotion.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Sale!

It's time for online holiday shopping! During these 13 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products! This is the perfect time for you to stock up on some of your favorite items or (if you're new to all this) give Stampin' Up! a try!

And don't miss out on the 24-hour-only doorbusters happening on the first day of the sale-30% off the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers!

Visit my online store to check out the discounts or check out this flyer.

As always, contact me with any questions or to place an order!

Happy Stamping (and shopping),
Elizabeth Emma

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Happy Digital Scrapboking Day!

It's Digital Scrapbooking Day and Stampin' Up! is celebrating in style...all week long! From November 1st - 8th enjoy a "Daily Deal" on MDS digital downloads, and make sure you get your FREE digital download, available TODAY only!

This is the free download, Moments Ago stamp brush set, designed by Jen Campbell, isn't it gorgeous? Remember, it is a FREE download today only! Get your FREE download HERE!

But wait...there's more!

Here's what they have lined up for Digital Scrapbook Days:
  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the blog.
  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 (TODAY) to get your freebie.
  3. Videos: They'll share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started.
  4. Daily deals: Every day, They'll feature a new download for 50% off!
  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the gallery with the matching tag to enter.)

Today's Daily Deal

Hello There Kit on sale for 50% off. That's a mere $6.25 for 17 piece stamp brush set, 13 designer series papers and 26 embellishments!

Wondering what you can do with this kit? Take a look at what designer Jen Campbell made...
Such a cute page! Did you notice she also used the free stamp brush set for the words? Head over to my online store and download yours today!
It's all happening at . Be sure to check in every day to see all of the amazing feature listed above.

I will do my best to update my blog with the new deal everyday!

Happy Stamping (and Digital Scrapbook Day),
Elizabeth Emma

Monday, October 28, 2013

Another Holy Night

I've said it before, but I love this stamp set! It is so simple yet cute and full of impact! It looks great in a variety of colour combos too. Last time I showed you this stamp set using a chalkboard effect, today I've made a lovely card using different shades of blue.

Stamps: O Holy Night
Ink: Costal Cabana, Island Indigo
Paper: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Winter Frost DSP
Accessories: Rhinestones

Isn't is cute?! And that Winter Frost DSP with just a hint of shimmer really adds to it!
Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cut and Ready Card Bases!

  The holidays are approaching at lightning speed . . . and Stampin' Up! has come up with a great way to give you a hand! Through December 31, they're offering a new trial product- Cut & Ready Card Bases. These pre-scored, pre-cut card bases will make it easy for you to create a stack of cards in no time-or even just a card or two. Think of it . . . holiday cards, thank you cards, party invitations, and more in a snap! (We can hear you breathe a sigh of relief.)
The Perfect Holiday Solution for You
Here's why these card bases will help you relax and enjoy the season:
  1. You'll save work and time not having to cut and score cards-even if you're simply making a card or two.
  2. You'll be able to make multiples in no time.
  3. Great way to get started in the crafting world (no trimmer or measuring required)! 
So Many Colour Choices!
The Card Bases are available in a variety of colours for any occasion or creative whim. These colours have been chosen  to coordinate with the holiday catalogue Designer Series Papers-to make it even easier to get those holiday cards done.

The Details
Each Card Base package contains:
20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one colour. Each card measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"-scored at 4-1/4". Finished card size is 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". (Card Bases are packaged flat.) The Card Bases are available in the following colours: whisper white, very vanilla, crumb cake, smoky slate, old olive, cherry cobbler and pool party.

Coordinating Product
You will definitely want to add a package of envelopes to your Card Bases order. Try any of these:
  • Clear Medium Envelopes (item 102619)
  • Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes (item 107297)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (item 107300)
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (item 107301)
Check out this flyer for more information!

Happy Stamping (and shopping),
Elizabeth Emma

Happy Birthday Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has been celebrating their 25th anniversary all year long in various different ways, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) they are pumping up the party even more! So what better way than a sale on the products that started it all: stamps, of course! From October 22nd - October 28th, 2013 you will receive 25% off 25 stamp sets that Stampin' Up! has chosen (and there are some great ones)! Click here to view which stamp sets are included in the sale. To see the stamp sets or place an order you can visit my online store! As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Happy Stamping (and shopping),Elizabeth Emma

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chalkbord Holy Night

Sorry for my hiatus lately, it's been a busy household around here. Between teaching classes (crafting) and taking classes (nursing), working full time (mommy and nurse), trying to keep a clean house and squeeze in some fitness at the same time, life has been a little hectic. But I am back, hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more of me!

Today I have a card to share with you using one of my favourite stamp sets from the holiday catalogue. It's such a simple stamp (actually the set only comes with 2 pieces) but I love it, I find it so pretty and just says everything that Christmas is.

Stamp Sets: O Holy Night
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Seam Binding Ribbon

A super simple card but I absolutely love the chalkboard effect, created with the whisper white craft ink. Stay tuned later this week and I will share a totally different style card using the same stamp set.
Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Join for $25!

Did you have to read the title twice? Think it was a typo? Well it wasn't! For a limited time (October 7th - October 21st, 2013) you can become a demonstrator and enjoy the amazing benefits of this great company (Stampin' Up!) for only $25!

During this offer, a special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $125 starter kit will not be available. Included in the $25 Starter Kit is:
  • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25 but less than $26.95 before tax)
  • Business pack which includes
    • A box of annual catalogue
    • A package of the current seasonal catalogues 
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Order Forms
    • Customer postcards
This is an amazing offer, but it is only available for two weeks, so make sure you take advantage while you can!

A few things to remember:
  • If you place your first workshop order of at least $200 within 30 days of joining as a demonstrator you can
    • choose any stamp from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December)*
    • receive 30% instant income on your first order and any eligible hostess benefits if you host your own event
    • jump into your new role as a demonstrator and start building up your stamping supplies
  • When you sign up you will receive two FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS)!
Let me know if you have any questions or if you are interested in taking part in this amazing opportunity!

Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags

The new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags from Stampin' Up! come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs -- created from already existing punches and die shapes. These tags (which coordinate with the Season of Style products in the 2013 holiday catalogue) are perfect especially if you cannot decide which punch or die shape you are interested in buying!

Play with the kits, decide on your favourite shapes and if you really fall in love you can purchase the coordinating punch or die and use it on all sorts of other projects as well! Check out this flyer to see the different kits that are available or better yet, visit me at my upcoming craft fairs where I will have these kits available and you can TAKE THEM HOME THAT DAY! I will only have a limited supply on hand so visit early, or call me in advance to have yours set aside (there are always more available to order but if you would like to take one home that day it is first come first served).

As always, contact me with any questions or to order your Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags and Stamps today!

Happy Stamping (and shopping),
Elizabeth Emma

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Off to College

I can hardly believe it, my baby sister is off to College! Last Friday my mom and I moved my sister into Residence! I think she will have a great time and from what I hear her and her roommates are getting along together great. I have to admit I was a little jealous when moving her in.

Mom and I made Alex a basket with all the essentials she would need and of course I had to include some handcrafted goodness in there as well! Alex has said many times how much she likes the decorated notebooks I I made her another one for College along with a matching pencil holder!

Stampin' Ingredients
Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Mixed Bunch
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White, Retired DSP
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Flower Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Grey Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones

Good luck to all those who started school this week, be it Kindergarten, Highschool, College, University, etc. I myself am starting an online course on Wednesday. I love this time of year, lots of beginnings!
Happy Stamping,
Eizabeth Emma

Monday, September 9, 2013

Delicate Baby

Awhile ago I shared with you the baby book we made during our "Baby Scrapbook Class". The book was gender neutral and turned out just about perfect. A friend of mine, Lisa, made it as a gift for her nephew who was about to become a dad. Not too long ago, little baby Isla entered the world. Lisa wanted to do a little something to jazz up the outside of the scrapbook (now that we knew baby Isla was a girl) and made a card to go along with it, this is what I came up with!


I didn't do too much to the front of the book but I just love how it turned out! The new burlap ribbon in the holiday catalogue may be my favourite product right now, you can use it for so many different things!

Scrapbook Book Cover Ingredients
Burlap ribbon, Vanilla 5/8" flower trim, Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon and a delicate doily


I am also loving how the card turned out (do I say that about everything I make?). Those doilies just make everything seem so pretty and girly!
Card Ingredients
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Hearts a Flutter
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Paper: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Delicate Doily, Small heat punch, Itty Bitty Banners framelits, Hearts a Flutter framelits, pearls, Pool Party button and ribbon (from sale-a-bration), polka dot embossing folder and Calypso Coral baker's twine
Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Envelope Punch Board

Okay, so I don't think I have been this excited about a new Stampin' Up! product in a long time! Seriously, this thing is awesome! What is it you ask? Well, it's the new Envelope Punch Board (item #133774)! What does it do you ask? Well, it allows you to create envelopes of all sorts, from itty bitty to long and skinny!

Some highlights of the Envelope Punch Board include:
  • The ability to customize envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different colour and pattern options as well depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use! It looks intimidating at first glance, but when you see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score you will be scared no more!
  • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take with you to craft anywhere! It's small and light enough that you can use it while watching a soccer match, at the park, at a friend's for crafting night - anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).
  • The price if terrific - especially for a tool that does so much (only $24.95)!
Check out this video to see the Envelope Punch Board in action and contact me to order yours today!

Happy Stamping,
Elizabeth Emma




Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Holiday Single Stamps

A new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available! The holidays will be here before you know it, and these holiday-themed single stamps may be just what you need. There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches. Click here to see the flyer and view the stamps available. As always, contact me or head to my online store to place an order.

A few things to Remember:
  • Single stamps do not come on the typical plastic cases; they come packaged in cello bags. However you can buy clear-mount cases separately in packages of four (item 119105)
  • This offer is only available for clear mount stamps - not wood mount 
  • The item numbers to order these stamps is available on the flyer linked above
  • The stamps do not come with a clear-mount block so you will need to buy a block separately if you do not already have one. The recommended block size can be found on the flyer linked above
  • There is no limit to how many pieces you can buy
  • These stamps are only available through January 31, 2013, so get them while you can!

Happy Stamping (and shopping),
Elizabeth Emma

    Tuesday, July 30, 2013

    A Round Array

    I got this set (a round array) awhile ago when the promotion was on and I will admit it had sat on my stamp shelf ever since...oops. But it is seriously so cute and there is a coordinating 3/4" scallop circle punch too. I made this card with a lovely colour combo and some Washi Tape of course.
    Stamps: A Round Array
    Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party
    Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
    Accessories: Epic Day washi tape, calypso coral baker's twine, pool party ruffled ribbn, honeycomb embossing folder, 3/4" scallop circle punch

    Here is a little closer up look at the washi tape. I folded it back on itself to get the pleated look and since it is sticky like tape, there was no adhesive needed. The nice thing about Washi Tape is it's ability to reposition (because trust me, I messed that puppy up quite a few times). Also it is thin enough that you don't need scissors to cut it, just rip with your fingers.
    I am seriously in love with washi tape. So glad Stampin' Up! has come out with even more in the holiday catalogue, because I will be honest I have gotten it else where, but now I don't need to anymore. Stay tuned for my upcoming post on all the awesome things you can do with washi tape.
    Happy Stamping,
    Elizabeth Emma

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    Christmas in July

    I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! On Wednesday we had a team meeting at my Upline, Carolyn's, house. It was fantastic as always. We had a shoebox swap and all went home with some really cute cards which I will share with you later this week. And Angie made pie with raspberries from her garden...delicious!

    What is a shoebox swap you ask? A shoebox swap is when you design a card and then make up enough "packages" (like I do for card class) for everyone who is attending. You put everything (paper, ink, punches, stamps, embellishments, etc) in a box (doesn't have to be a shoebox, any box will do) and then you swap boxes and the party until you have made one of everyone's cards.

    Lots of fun! Anyways here is a look at the card I made for the swap! And **sneak peak alert**. I used some products from the upcoming holiday catalogue! I am in love with the holiday catalogue, so many fun things for Christmas and Thanksgiving and Halloween. It goes live and you will be able to order from it August 1st.

    Sorry the quality is not the greatest. It was late and I wanted a photo before I packaged it up. The colours I used were Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. The stamp and paper and embossing folder are from the new catalogue. I will share details once the catalogue goes live on August 1st.
    Happy Stamping.
    Elizabeth Emma

    Friday, July 26, 2013

    Wedding Day Butterflies

    Happy Friday Everyone! I am here with another wedding card today. A friend of mine (different friend) requested a wedding card but wasn't sure of the colour scheme. I went with a simple basic black and very vanilla. I really like how it turned out.

    Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Basic Black
    Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, First Edition DSP
    Accessories: Flower Garden embossing folder, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, pearls, Chantilly lace ribbon

    Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I have lots of plans to visit family and hang out with my two main men!
    Happy Stamping,
    Elizabeth Emma

    Thursday, July 25, 2013

    Mr. & Mrs.

    A little while ago a friend of mine requested a vintage themed wedding card for her niece and nephew that were getting married. I was so excited, love anything with a little vintage touch! This is what I came up with ....
    Stamps: Mr. & Mrs. (retired)
    Ink: Soft Suede, Primrose Petals
    Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, First Edition Designer Series Paper
    Accessories: Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Delicate Doilies, Pearls, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Chantilly Lace Ribbon

    Isn't it darling? I had so much fun making it and I hope the bride and groom had an amazing wedding and very happy life together!
    Happy Stamping,
    Elizabeth Emma

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Birthday Invites!

    The more I use MDS the less scared I am of it and the more I love it! I decided to use it for Gabe's birthday invitations and based the entire party off the colour scheme from the invitations. It was so much fun and I even make thank-you notes to match the invites (which I will share later since not everyone has received them yet).

    Aren't they fun? They were so easy to create and with the click of a few buttons, Stampin' Up! prints them and sends them straight to your house with envelopes too! Perfect! One less thing I had to worry about for the party.
    Don't have MDS yet? Download the 1 month free trial to get started! I guarantee you will be hooked and then you can purchase the download from my online store. You don't even need to wait to have it shipped to you. How perfect is that?
    Still not convinced? What if I told you Stampin' Up! comes out with brand new downloads every week? Yes, every single week! That is probably my favourite part! Oh, and the fact that they are downloads so NO SHIPPING. Seriously, it doesn't get much better than this!
    And like every Stampin' Up! product everything coordinates. The colours available in MDS match those that are available on paper too, so you can do some designing on the computer, have it printed (by Stampin' Up! or on your home computer) and add your own touch of ribbons, buttons, or other embellishments. The possibilities are honestly endless.
    Happy Stamping,
    Elizabeth Emma

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

    Undefined - Stamp Carving Kit

    Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Maybe you have a special family logo or a sketch you'd like to have as a stamp. Well now you can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.

    When you carve your very own stamp, you have will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!

    How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial

    Intrigued? I know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces.

    Included in the Stamp Carving Kit ($25.95):
    • 2 carving tools
    • 3" x 4" rubber
    • 3" x 4" foam
    • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
    • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
    • 3 postcards
    • Instruction sheet
    • Stamp image templates

    Included in the Refill Kit ($12.95):
    • 3" x 4" rubber
    • 3" x 4" foam
    • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
    • Instruction sheet

    What's that? You would like your stamps to be clear mount instead of wood mount? Easy. Purchase the clear-mount cling foam to make your clear mount stamps.

    Check out this flyer with all the information you need.

    Happy Stamping,
    Elizabeth Emma

    Moasaic Madess

    I haven't been sharing too much recently, and most it is because I haven't hardly had time to stamp! Life with a one year (and going back to work) is crazy busy! I am trying to dedicate some time though and am hoping to update more frequently.
    One of the sets I got during my preorder (yes, you know how long ago that was...let's not even talk about it) was the Mosaic Madness set. I am having lots of fun with it and finding it very versatile.
    Another thing I am loving...the new in colours! Aren't they gorgeous!? And they have the best names, they make me so hungry!
    Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Hey There Friend (Paper Pumpkin set, sign up here if you have not done so already)
    Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Costal Cabana, and Baked Brown Sugar
    Paper: All of the in colours mentioned above, and whisper white
    Accessories: Mosaic Punch and Rhinestones

    Here is a close up. Super simple but still very cute and an easy way to show case the new colours.

    All packaged up and ready to give-away! Yes I am going to give this lovely little set of cards (and I will include envelopes) away to one lucky blog reader or facebook fan! Woo hoo!
    To enter this contest get your friends to follow my blog or like my Facebook Fan Page.
    1. Send your friends to my Facebook page and make sure they like the page AND  leave a comment saying you sent them
    2. Send your friends to my Blog and get them to follow it and comment on THIS POST to say you sent them

    I will leave this contest open until July 31st. This contest is unfortunately for local pick-up/drop off only but I do hope to have more in the future so stay tuned!

    Happy Stamping,
    Elizabeth Emma

    Gabriel's 1st Birthday

    I can't believe it! My baby boy is 1! I know I have gotten a little behind in the monthly updates, but he's there, a whole year old.

    We had a wonderful party for him (with the help of Stampin' Up! and My Digital Studio of course) and he got spoiled with hugs and kisses, cake, and lots of presents!!

    A little bit empy but this was the food table. I traced cookie cutters I had to make the garland using Pool Party, So Saffron, and Basic Grey. I then strung them all onto striped pool party baker's twine.
    Super cute wooden spoons and forks I got off Etsy. They say "Happy Birthday" and better yet are compostable! And of course I dressed them up with my new favourite accessory...Washi Tape!

    Excuse the glare but this is one of the signs I made using My Digital Studio. It was so quick and easy using the "Many Mustaches" set and I was able to coordinate all the colours with the rest of the party (the beauty of Stampin' Up!)
    Water bottle labels I made also using My Digital Studio.

    "Here mom, try some"

    The second sign I made using My Digital Studio.

    Loving his cake!
    We used mason jars for drinking glasses and I got these super cute paper straws off Etsy. We then used more pool party baker's twin and cardstock (along with so saffron) for the labels so people could write their names down in case they set their drink down and forgot who's was who's. I used the Fancy Label Punch to cut them out.


    We rarely get a photo of all three of us together (mostly because I am usually the one taking them) and this one isn't even that great, but at least we have one!

    I will share Gabe's birthday invitation (which I made using MDS) on another post.

    Happy Stamping,
    Elizabeth Emma