Friday, May 24

Stampin'Up! onstage April 2019


Get the Scoop on Cling Stamps


  • Cling stamps by Stampin’ Up! are classic red rubber stamps with a new style of image label with adhesive that will cling like crazy to your acrylic blocks or Stamparatus plates every time you use them.

  • In 2019-2020 annual catalog, clear-mount and wood-mount stamps* will no longer be available. The only exception is background stamps in North America only, which will still be available in wood-mount.
    • *Wood-mount stamp set sales have been steadily declining for several years. Stampin’ Up! research and sales teams took this and several other factors into consideration before discontinuing wood-mount stamps. We are confident the transition to cling stamps will be beneficial in many ways for demonstrators, customers, and the company.
  • For additional information, please refer to this Q&A document.
Labeling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps. Each cling stamp case will also include labeling instructions.
Note: Once you place the label on the stamp, it is adhered permanently.Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the stamp’s foam.
  • Remove the paper backing from the label. 
  • Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp. 
  • Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.
  • Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet. 
  • Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping.
Best Practices
To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. (Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.) To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.


Run Up For Down Syndrome June 2nd in Burnaby, British Columbia

Down syndrome is a lifetime journey for those who run it. Your generous gift makes the road smoother for young people with Down syndrome and their families.

DONATE or volunteer

Paisley and her favourite runners

Last year was Paisley and her team's first experience with the annual 'Run Up For Down Syndrome' and it was fabulous!  Come 
out and join us.  She would love to see you there!
Our individual team members have combined digital forces to create this awesome fundraising team. Together we are ready to smash expectations and raise more money for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation than we ever could alone!
Want to help?
Support us by making a donation to our team. The process is fast, easy, and secure... and you can be sure that it will benefit many individuals with Down syndrome and their families. 
Or, better yet, join our team and set up a fundraising page of your own. Together, we can make a huge difference!
At the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, expectations are defied every day. Children speak, after their parents were told it would never happen. Teens graduate with reading skills far beyond what statistics say is "expected." Adults find meaningful employment and thrive in the community, surprising a world that didn't think it possible.
Here are a few photos from our experience at last year's event.

Last year, Run Up for Down Syndrome moved to Swangard Stadium and laid waste to our wildest hopes, growing to over 1,100 runners and almost a quarter million dollars raised in support of educational programs and services for individuals with Down syndrome.
This year, we're not going to even hazard a guess as to where this could go. We're taking inspiration from our students and leaving limits in the past.
Smash expectations and burst through your limits at Run Up for Down Syndrome!

Can't make the event? Be there in spirit as a Virtual Runner!

You can join in the fun and support the cause, even if you can't be there on June 2. You can even be part of a team! Sign up as a Virtual Runner to create your fundraising page, and we'll send you a Run Up for Down Syndrome t-shirt, designed by a DSRF student. You will also be eligible for our fundraising prizes. And best of all, the registration price for Virtual Runners is just $10!

Sunday, May 19

good memories

I love card sets! Here are a few classes I gave years ago and I still love the projects.

Monday, May 6

HuGs FrOm SheLLi

Do you love creating but find that your time is limited? Or do you love to have everything cut and prepped for you to start creating cards quickly? Or do you have limited space to store craft supplies?
If you answered YES to one or all of the questions above then Paper Pumpkin might just be the perfect crafting tool you need!
Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription service from Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin kits have been going strong for over 6 years now and each kit includes:
- all the supplies you need to complete a project including stamps, inks, adhesives, embellishments and pre-cut paper
- full instructions
- stamps are photopolymer
- ink is one of our current colours in a stampin' spot cube (and colours don't repeat in a 12 month period so you get lots of inks to use again and again)
- you provide scissors and any extra adhesive you might prefer to substitute for those in the kit.
You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin with me and join my Pumpkin Patch of subscribers. Each month I send my subscribers a PDF with instructions for 7 alternative projects they can make with the supplies in the kit.
Read all about Paper Pumpkin here on my blog and sign up before May 10th to receive the very special Shelli kit for May! You can cancel anytime or skip a month if you wish!
It saves when you purchase pre-paid subscriptions and buy them NOW before the price increase on June 1st.

 All you need is some scissors and a clear block for your stamps to stick to. Subscribe by May 10th! Our price each month is $25 plus local taxes.  The shipping is included and your pretty box arrives  so quickly via FedEx.
Kits are billed on the 10th of each month and ship a few days afterwards so if you want your kit make sure you are registered by the 10th of the month!
As a subscriber you also get exclusive access to purchase past kits and refills! Be sure you are on the Canadian setting. 
Prices are subject to change and will be increasing in June 2019. A single month will be $30. Create an account at If you live in an apartment or location that your package is exposed for all to see you can have it delivered to me or my mom and pick it up or i can bring it right over. Please select me as your demonstrator. 

The “Shelli” kit is perfect for you even if you have never tried Paper Pumpkin. It will arrive in a one-of-a-kind box with a beautiful vintage design, and it provides a fun and easy papercrafting experience. It will also help you connect instantly to the Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! community because everyone will be talking about it. You won’t want to miss this especially fun kit because everyone will be getting one in May.
This kit is also perfect for if you are new to Paper Pumpkin. Most stampers know and love Shelli, so how can you resist becoming a subscriber when you hear that May’s kit was inspired by her? This is one of the most collectible kits so far. #paperpumpkin #hugsfromshelli.

Wednesday, May 1


Clutch Purse w/ Card & Hershey Bar by Tami Weil

TW1 - Clutch Purse w/ Card & Hershey Bar

Animal Outing Puzzle Box by Tami Weil

Paper Fan by Tami Weil

When Tami showed me this project, I was AMAZED! It’s a little bit of work but what a fun project. Tami is including a fan box.

Butterfly Box Tutorial

Hugs from Shellie

This May, you’re in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. Die-hard Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss this special edition. 
The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

Let your creativity bloom!


We hope you’re ready for a ray of sunshine in your life, because the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is our first product offering of this kind, and we’re so excited about it! We are already planning to release more in the future.
We are making the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley available to you May 1st . As a new (and fabulous!) product offering, the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is available while supplies last.

Everything is Rosy

Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Creativity comes easy when you’ve got amazing coordinating products. We don’t want to brag, but coordination is one of our strong points. The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is a perfect example. Products in this medley are exclusive to this medley and cannot be purchased anywhere else. You’ll love the happy, rosy feeling you get as you create with these fun and flowery products. Available for a limited time. Get them while you can!
Medley includes these exclusive products:
* Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″
* 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets

* Printed die cuts—2 sheets
* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″
* Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards
* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards
* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. 
Here’s a closer look at the Everything is Rosy Product Medley…