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June 25, 2010


Beginning in July Stampin' Up! is offering a way for previous demonstrators to rejoin Stampin' Up! for only $45.  Here is the bulletin from Head Office:

To rejoin Stampin’ Up!, former demonstrators only need to purchase the Rejoin Starter Kit and sign and complete a new Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreement.


The Rejoin Starter Kit Contains:

  • 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Guest invitation postcards (100)
  • Customer order forms (50)
  • 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1)
  • Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription

Former demonstrators will already have the stamping supplies they need, so, in order to keep the price so low, the Rejoin Starter Kit contains the bare essentials to help them get their businesses back up and running.

Details to Remember:

  • This offer is available to all former demonstrators, regardless of how long ago they stopped being demonstrators.  Stampin’ Up! will only contact dropped demonstrators from the last three years.
  • This kit does not include any Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Rejoin Starter Kit payment must be made by the new recruit, and not the upline.
  • Former demonstrators may add either or both of the optional add-ons to their starter kit. (See starter kit form for add-on contents.)
  • There is no Online IDA option for this kit. Rejoin Starter Kit order forms must be submitted by mail.
  • Rejoin Starter Kit order and Independent Demonstrator Application and Agreements must be received by Stampin’ Up! by July 31, 2010.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity contact me today for more details and to order your brand new starter kit!


Call me at (902) 864-0825

June 21, 2010


For all my faithful customers and followers of this blog, I want to apologize that you have not seen me here for the past 2 weeks!  The reason is that I have sold my home and purchased a new one which will be perfect for my business.

In my new abode I have 959 square feet of unfinished space which will become my new Stamping Classroom and office!  I'm so very excited that I cannot even sleep at night.  I lay awake planning and creating a beautiful space where all of you can come and take classes and play.  This is a dream come true for me!

The location of the home has 1 acre of land, a driveway and parking lot that can park 23-24 cars, and a seperate entrance to the new Stamping Paridise!  Can you imagine the events we are going to be able to have????  All day scrapbook crops, stamp camps and classes that will be able to seat 20+ participants.

Better still the zone is commercial so I will be able to advertise.  I will give you a hint that my new location will be easily accessesd by those who live in Sackville, Bedford and Hammonds Plains.

Because of this move which will take place on August 9-10th, I'm having a massive sale that you just don't want to miss.  I'm selling everything I possibly can at 50-75% off so you won't want to miss this fantastic sale.  Sale starts on Monday, June 28th at 11am and ends on Wednesday, June 30th at 7:00pm.  Each of the three days I will be open for business from 11am - 7pm.  YOU MUST BOOK AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING ME AT 864-0825!  NO EXCEPTIONS. 

There will be everything from stamps, to papers, to embellishments and so much more.  This is one event you can't miss!  Fabulous bargains! 

Be sure to call me today to book your appointment to shop.  Feel free to bring a friend and spread the news!

See you at the sale!

June 04, 2010


Today's featured stamp set is Tropical Party which is found in the Summer Mini on page 26.  Did you know that it is the matching stamp set for the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper?  It has gorgeous summery colors of Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Rose Red and Old Olive.  Together they create a winning combination for all your summer projects as well as when you want to scrapbook those Tropical vacations.

Here is the first card I made with this set:


To create the background I brayered Naturals White cardstock with a rainbow pad of Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.  I then stamped the piece with the palm branch stamp from the set in Basic Gray ink.  I then mounted it on the Basic Gray cardstock to make the images pop and for a nice contrast for the background.  I wrapped another piece of Basic Gray cardstock around both pieces and layered 2 ribbons across the moddle of the Gray.  One was the 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain and the other was the Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon.  I popped a Pretty in Pink button on top of this and tied another small piece of the Mambo ribbon below it in a double knot.  Last but not least I stamped the coconut image in Basic Gray and colored it with markers, punched it out with the Large Tag punch and layered it on the Melon Mambo card stock.  I  adhered it to the ribbon with a Mini glue dot.

For my second act.... LOL:


For the main focal point I stamped the large and small flowers from the set all over the piece of Glossy White cardstock, using Versamark ink.  I then coverend the images with Clear Embossing powder and heat set them. 

Tip:  For great results when you are doing resisit techniques first use the embossing buddy to wipe all over the Glossy cardstock.  Also make sure you don't have hand cream or oils on your hands as the embossing powder will stick to your finger prints!

After heat setting I then brayered the card with the same colors of ink as in the previous card.  On the glossy card stock the inks tend to look brighter and more dynamic , rather than the softer effect I acheived on the  Naturals card stock.  I re-inked my brayer several times so that I got even coverage and the bold look that I wanted.  The more ink you apply the more your resist images will stand out in comparison.  Once the ink was brayered in place I wiped the images with a soft cotten ball to remove any ink that may have been left on them.

The focal piece was layered on Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink cardstock which I embossed in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Have I mentioned that I love that folder!  The texture you acheive with it is simply divine!  For embellishments I added the Soft Suede ribbon, and bow as well as the Close to Cocoa buttons.  Birthday Wishes was stamped using Soft Suede Classic Ink. 

I sure hope you will try these simply and easy brayer techniques at home.  Imagine the color possiblilities with our fantastic color palette!!

Thanks again for dropping by!  Don't forget that retiring accessories are selling out quickly so if you need anything from the  LAST CHANCE lists contact me today! 

(902) 864-0825

I'm still accepting registrations for the "Cindy's Stamping Garden" online class.  See details by clicking on the picture below:



June 03, 2010


This is another card that I whipped up for the Late Night Stampers Color Challenge of Night of Navy, So Saffron and Bordering Blue. I created a graduation card using the Go, Graduate stamp set from the Summer Mini catalogue.  This particular image cracks me up!  You can almost imagine the personalities that would go along with each of the shoes under the gowns!  Very fun and whimsical for sure!


The designer paper is from the Build a Bear set called "Pawsitively Prints which has a delightful So Saffron argyle with just a hint of Night of Navy in it.  The images were stamped with Night of Navy ink and then colored using a Blender Pen a little Night of Navy ink from the ink case.  To give the gowns a little dimension I stamped them twice, coloring the sencond image and then cutting out each little gown and applying it to the original image.  For embellishments I used So Saffron brads, and Night of Navy and Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain bows.  All I have to do now is find a special grad to give this card to.

Thanks again for dropping by! 

June 02, 2010


Just wanted to give you all a heads up that things are going fast in the Last Chance Accessories List.  Here is the link to stay current on what's gone.  All depleted items are marked with a RED X in the far right column of the Grid.  Be sure to contact me if you want anything before it's too late!


Just a thought, this would be a great time to host a book party.  Collect orders from your friends and yourself on these retiring products and cash in on some great Hostess gifts for free!

June 01, 2010


Today I'm posting the last chance lists!  IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU WANT ANYTHING FROM ANY OF THESE LISTS, THAT YOU ORDER THEM RIGHT AWAY!  Once the product is gone, it is gone FOREVER!

You can download the lists here:


Download LastChanceStamps_0510_CA



 Download LastChanceDefinitelyDecorative_0510_CA



 Download Retiredaccessories-CANENG

If you would like to place an order you can do so by emailing me at:


or calling me at:

(902) 864-0825

or shopping online at:


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