For the Eighth Week of Christmas

First Frost 2 wm

I decided to go a little unconventional with the colours for this week’s project and the First Frost stamp set lends itself well to that as it’s not your traditional Christmas/Holiday stamp set. The flowers were cut with paper snips as this is easy enough to do, but there are also framelits that coordinate with this bundle if you love your Big Shot as much as I do.

Enjoy this week’s project sheet and let me know if you have any questions!

More Holiday Swaps

With the holidays only 35 days away (OMG! how did that happen?!) I thought I’d start sharing a few more swaps from the Holiday catalogue swap I participated in with my team. The first card is by Roxane Hendrie featuring the Peaceful Noel Bundle which includes the stamp set and Sprig Punch. She also used the Joyous Noel Specialty DSP and Copper Foil sheets.

The second card was made by Moira Sands and also features the Peaceful Noel stamp set. She also used the Blizzard Thinlits die with the Joyous Noel Glimmer PaperCopper Metallic Thread and the Merry Merlot 5/8″ ribbon.

Thanks ladies!!

OnStage Orlando 2018

So I’ve been back for a week from my trip to Orlando, Florida and Stampin’ Up!s 30th anniversary and I thought I would share some of my pictures and thoughts from my time at OnStage. The whole week was filled with fun, crafting and lots of FREE product!! I was very thankful on Saturday when they gave us all a tote, as I was worried that the bag I got at registration was not going to be big enough and boy was I right!

(p.s.- if you want to check out all my free swag I’ll be going live on my Facebook page tomorrow, Nov. 19th around lunch time to show it off)

Other than the free product, my favourite part of OnStage was being with and meeting demostrators from all over the world. When I was swapping I challenged myself to get a swap from as many different countries as possible. Obviously the bulk of my swaps come from North American demonstrators, but it was such a treat to meet demonstrators from Australia, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and France!!

(p.s. – check out my Facebook live from this past Friday, Nov. 16th, if you’d like to see them all. I’ll be posting a bunch of them throughout the week)

And while I loved meeting so many members of my Stampin’ Up! family,  NOTHING could top meeting and talking with both Shelli, co-founder and Board Chair of Stampin’ Up!, and Sara, her daughter and current CEO of Stampin’ Up! They were both so sweet and genuine and truly wanted to get to know everyone they posed with for a picture. At no time did I ever feel rushed or that they were just there for people’s photo ops. Love you both!!

And here’s my immediate Stampin’ Up! family. The picture on the left is myself with my upline, and bestie since university, Stephanie Nash and my sideline Lisa Hardie who gave an awesome presentation on Friday night. On the right is all of us from Jenn’s Stampin’ Junkies who could make it to OnStage. I love getting together with these awesome women for meetings and crafting and this is the group that I’ve been swapping with up until this point. I really appreciate all their support and creativity!!

Another great part of OnStage was all the creativity that was showcased. There were so many great projects that demonstrators presented on stage as well people were free to post their own projects. Here are just three projects demonstrating three different suites of products that will be coming with the Occassions and Sale-a-bration catalogues in January.

(p.s. – send an email to and I’ll make sure to send you both catalogues!)

All in all the week was amazing and I was sad to see it end…. especially since that meant returning to snow and winter like temperatures. I am glad to be back though… glad to be back home and with my family and back so that I can share this with you.

Stay tuned for my 2019 calendar of events, and let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see happen. Also if you’d like to join in the fun and family that is Stampin’ Up! and OnStage I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and you can check out my website for more information as well. (January is an awesome time to consider signing up as there’s an additional incentive which all demonstrators are dying to get their hands on!)

For the Seventh Week of Christmas


We’re half way through November and the holiday season is now quickly approaching! This week’s project is a cute and simple to make envelope that can be used to hold a gift card, a tea bag or even a 3″ x 3″ card. Here’s the link to the project sheet and as always please let me know if you have any questions about the project sheet, how to order the supplies needed or anything else.

Christmas Pines Envelope – Week 7

I Love Card Swaps


If you’ve checked out some of my other posts, you’ll have seen some of the cards I’ve received from previous card swaps which have had a specific theme and set of rules to follow. In knowing that I would be attending OnStage to celebrate their 30th anniversary in Orlando I thought it would be a great opportunity to do some swapping with demonstrators outside of my own team, but decided not to join an organized swap since I wasn’t sure how many I was going to be able to get done. This is a sneak peek at what I received. I love that I was able to get so many different cards in return and I even received a few 3D swaps! I also loved the opportunity to meet demonstrators from almost every country that Stampin’ Up! is in!

Make sure to check out my Facebook page as I’ll be posting some pictures once I get these sorted and I’m looking to go live on Friday afternoon and share a bunch of my swaps as well!