Hi everyone. Just posting to let you know that everything is fine, the past few months have been busy and tiring (as probably the same with many of you)...sick kids, busy at work, migraines and a dear friend from work who ended up in a coma (she has since come out, but will be in ICU for at least a month)...when I put my kids to bed lately, I am the first to fall asleep...as night is when I make my videos, that hasn't been happening much lately :-) I do intend to start again soon though...maybe as soon as I get my Christmas cards out the door...Eeeke, I hope I am not the only one sending them out so late!
Some of you have been asking where I purchase my supplies from. I sometimes forget that not everyone has heard of Stampin' Up!, so I thought I would share a bit about it in this post. Why do I like Stampin' Up! products so much...because they are awesome! The stamps are sold in versatile sets and they are just beautiful! All the cardstock, markers, ink pads, etc are all color coordinated so it makes anything you create with them look great (I taught cardmaking at Michaels a few years ago and it was a real struggle for me when the inks used to color the images and the ribbon used didn't match the cardstock...they just didn't look as nice). Everything from Stampin' Up is of exceptional quality...the cardstock, the stamps and especially the punches. I own almost all of the current punches because they are so easy to use that my 3 year old and 6 year old punch their own items! After making the card below at Liz's I had to order the 'Love You Much' bundle which includes the stamp set, designer paper and three heart punch you see pictured here!
I also just LOVE the Stampin' Up catalogues and mini catalogues that come out...I just received my copy of the Spring and Summer one a few days ago and it's wonderful! It's full of the products you can buy, but also filled with wonderful examples of cards, projects and scrapbook pages and some quick tutorials as well. I also like the person who runs it all. Shelli Gardner (co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up) is down to earth, honest, sincere and one amazing person (click on her name to view her personal blog and you will understand what I mean)...she runs the company with passion, intergrity and a deep caring attitude.
The final thing I want to mention about it, is how to order. Some of you have mentioned that it's a bit frustrating that you can't order directly from the company but must find a demonstrator to order from and I realize that some of you are from places where you aren't able to order it from yet. For those of you that can, sometimes locating and meeting a demonstrator might be the best thing that can happen!
It was in my case...my demonstrator Liz, as some of you might know from some of my other posts, is just phenominal! Going to her classes and her club night once a month is one of my favorite nights out :-) It's fun, you get to learn new things, laugh with others, make new friends, eat snacks and make some beautiful cards and projects to boot! So if you live Edmonton Alberta or nearby and are looking to try out a class, check out Liz's site and email her if you are interested. This is one of the cards we created at her club night this month, LOVE IT! It uses the 'Love You Much' bundle which includes the stamp set, designer paper and three heart punch (see the top of this post for the picture of it).
If you aren't nearby, check out Stampin Up's Canadian site HERE and the US site HERE. When you go to the site, you can click on the top right to 'find a demonstrator' near you. You can also download a copy of the current catalogue by choosing 'Our products' and 'our current catalogues'. You can now also order product from many demonstrator's online as well.
Ha ha, this was suppose to be a really quick post...now you know why I get very little done...for a fairly quiet person I have quite a bit to say when I feel very strongly about something, which is more often than not :-) Anyways, hope this helps some of you who were asking! Hope to post more videos soon!