January 14, 2018

Nothing says Happy Birthday... - Birthday Wit

Hello friends!  I just about ran out the door without blogging today - geez, I'm off my game lately!  But before I go (I've got another sewing day planned!) I wanted to pop in and share this fun card with you.  

A few days ago, I did a live video on my Facebook page where I shared how easy it is to create super cute (and a little bit snarky!) birthday cards using VERY basic supplies - the Birthday Wit stamp set, two ink pads (Basic Black and Bermuda Bay), a bit of cardstock, and a fabulous FREE package of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (free with your $60 order from Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration!)  



Why these supplies?  Because it's a great example of how well these products go together, and the style of cards you'll be creating in my Birthday Wit Project Pack!  You'll receive the supplies to make SIX bright, bold, fun birthday cards, and you'll have plenty of goodies left to whip up your own designs, like I did (live on video!) with this card! 

This project pack is FREE with your qualifying order - check it out!


This project pack is exclusively designed for my CrushOnColour customers!  I can't wait to share it with you.  With the purchase of Birthday Wit and other supplies totalling $60, you'll receive the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper FREE - enter the host code M9VZJA6J at check-out and I'll send you the cardstock supplies and detailed instructions to create SIX cards - two each of three designs.

This project pack is only available until January 31st, so don't miss out!  CLICK HERE for details on the Birthday Wit Project Pack from CrushOnColour.com!


Thanks so much for stopping in today - I can't wait to see you again soon!


Speaking of the new year, a new month brings a new host special! With the new Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration being released this month, I thought I'd sweeten the pot of the bonus you'll receive from Sale-A-Bration with a $60 order... 


January Host Special:  During the month of January 2018, orders of $60+ retail (before shipping and tax) from my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store will receive a sampler pack of products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  Must use host code 9QSNAB2J to redeem this offer!  This offer cannot be combined with Project Packs from CrushOnColour. com. 

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January 12, 2018

You're Awesome - Epic Celebrations

Hello friends!  I'm back to business after a little blog hiatus - it's so hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays, isn't it?  There's been a lot of creating going on behind the scenes, which is going to translate into a lot of blogging coming up.  I've got some GREAT samples to share with you! 

Today, though, I want to talk about Sale-A-Bration.  


Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the Stampin' Up! year, no matter what category you fall into.  Are you a...

Customer?  Sale-A-Bration means FREE stamp sets, card kits, Framelits, and MORE with your orders!  For every $60 spent, you'll get to choose a free item from the exclusive Sale-A-Bration catalogue!  And, new this year, there are bigger and better items to choose with $120 spent!  Eek! 

Host?  Get MORE freebies for hosting a party or workshop during Sale-A-Bration!  In addition to the fabulous Stampin' Rewards our hosts regularly receive, you'll get an extra $35 in freebies when party sales reach at least $330!  

Wanna-be-a-Demonstrator?  Thinking about joining Sale-A-Bration or just can't say no to a great deal?  When you join my team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators during Sale-A-Bration, you'll receive a MAJOR bonus to the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit - you'll choose $165 worth of products, PLUS two additional stamp sets for just $135, AND it will ship to you for free!  There is no obligation to sell - if you've got a wishlist longer than your grocery list, this is the way to go! 

Demonstrator?  Stampin' Up! loves to reward current demonstrators, too!  Whether you're an existing demonstrator or if you join today, you'll be rewarded for your good work during Sale-A-Bration, too!  Ask me for details. 

I'll be chatting LIVE on Facebook tonight at 7pm Mountain Time about all the good things Sale-A-Bration has to offer.  Join me then - no matter which of these categories you fit into, there's something for you! 



But going back to those free products... Epic Celebrations is a GREAT one.  This exclusive stamp set can ONLY be received as your freebie with $60 spent, and it's not one you're going to want to miss!  The images and sentiments are great - sketched, modern, and fun.  Teens can be a hard group to create for, but this stamp set fits the bill perfectly.  With that said, though, I'm a thirty-something mom and I still think it's super cool!  


This "wow" background was created by stamping the headphones on Whisper White cardstock, then going to town with some ink - a splatter of Melon Mambo, then a brush of Pool Party and Bermuda Bay inks with a Sponge Brayer created a cool vignetted look.  I need to remember to bust out my brayer more often! 

Speaking of fun, bright, and great for teens...

Introducing the Birthday Wit Project Pack!


This project pack is exclusively designed for my CrushOnColour customers!  I can't wait to share it with you.  With the purchase of Birthday Wit and other supplies totalling $60, you'll receive the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper FREE - enter the host code M9VZJA6J at check-out and I'll send you the cardstock supplies and detailed instructions to create SIX cards - two each of three designs.

This project pack is only available until January 31st, so don't miss out!  CLICK HERE for details on the Birthday Wit Project Pack from CrushOnColour.com!


Thanks so much for stopping in today - I'll see you tonight on Facebook! 


In other news...


January Host Special:  During the month of January 2018, orders of $60+ retail (before shipping and tax) from my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store will receive a sampler pack of products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  Must use host code 9QSNAB2J to redeem this offer!  This offer cannot be combined with Project Packs from CrushOnColour.com. 

Want more news from CrushOnColour.com, including special offers, online project packages, and more?  Sign up for my newsletter (and receive a free tutorial for a fabulous project!)  


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below
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January 03, 2018

Birthday Wit - and a NEW Project Pack! Hello Occasions 2018!

It's here, it's finally here! 

January marks the BEST time of the year for Stampin' Up! customers (and demonstrators, and NEW demonstrators!) - Sale-A-Bration has arrived! 

What IS Sale-A-Bration?  Well, my friends, it's just a super sweet time to get FREE supplies with every $60 spent with Stampin' Up! - and, new this year - bigger and better rewards with $120 spent!

Sale-A-Bration also coincides with the release of the brand new Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue, featuring new stamps, paper, embellishments, and more for birthdays, spring, mother's day, father's day, and weddings - all of your favourite spring occasions are covered here!  

When I browsed through each of the catalogues - both the Occasions mini and the brochure of exclusive freebies from Sale-A-Bration - I was oooh-ing and ahhh-ing up a storm.  But per usual, I had some instant favourites - and you're going to be seeing them here soon! 

Today I'm introducing Birthday Wit.  


As you may know, I've made it my mission for the last year-and-a-bit to send more birthday cards - I make a ton and I was never sending any, so I decided to start sending them to family and friends and celebrating their special days.  I'm always on the lookout for a great birthday stamp set, and this one was an easy favourite.  It's bold, it's slightly snarky, and it's perfect to add a ton of colour to - all my favourite things! 

Here's a peek at the whole set - 


Isn't it charming?  I love the tongue-in-cheek sentiments and the graphic fonts.  It's just great.  

Also featured on this card?  My Sale-A-Bration fave!  The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper might just be my favourite paper EVER - so when it was free, well, it doesn't get much better than that!  


These two gems went so perfectly together than I couldn't stop creating cards... and since I had so much fun with them, I want YOU to share in it! 

Introducing the Birthday Wit Project Pack!


This project pack is exclusively designer for my CrushOnColour customers!  I can't wait to share it with you.  With the purchase of Birthday Wit and other supplies totalling $60, you'll receive the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper FREE - enter the host code M9VZJA6J at check-out and I'll send you the cardstock supplies and detailed instructions to create SIX cards - two each of three designs.

This project pack is only available until January 31st, so don't miss out!  CLICK HERE for details on the Birthday Wit Project Pack from CrushOnColour.com!


Thanks so much for stopping in today - I can't wait to see you again soon!


Speaking of the new year, a new month brings a new host special! With the new Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration being released this month, I thought I'd sweeten the pot of the bonus you'll receive from Sale-A-Bration with a $60 order... 


January Host Special:  During the month of January 2018, orders of $60+ retail (before shipping and tax) from my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store will receive a sampler pack of products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  Must use host code 9QSNAB2J to redeem this offer!  This offer cannot be combined with Project Packs from CrushOnColour. com. 

Want more news from CrushOnColour.com, including special offers, online project packages, and more?  Sign up for my newsletter (and receive a free tutorial for a fabulous project!)  


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below
to purchase the products used here!  


January 02, 2018

Make a Positive Difference - In This World

Hello friends, and happy new year!  I can't believe 2018 has arrived already!

I enjoyed some wonderful time off with my family over the holidays - it was so lovely to have all three of us home off work for a full 10 days!  Unfortunately, Calgary was in a record-breakingly-cold deep freeze so we didn't get to do some of the wonderful activities we had planned, but we did have a lot of cozy time watching movies, we did some baking, we ate a lot, and we celebrated Christmas and New Year's Eve with friends.  It was wonderful.

On January 3rd, the 2018 Occasions Catalogue from Stampin' Up! will be launching - as I got back to the grind last night, I got catalogues packaged up to send to my customers, so those will be arriving shortly - if you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like a catalogue, please feel free to drop me a line!

Before all of these BEAUTIFUL new products launch - and I've got tons of samples to share as well as a couple of online project packages coming up! - I wanted to bring back some favourites from the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.  As we roll into the second half of the year, we'll have a lot of new stuff coming, but there's always room for the old!    


This card - or some version of it - came to me during a sleepless night a few weeks ago.  While I laid in bed listening to my husband snore, I had this flash of gold embossing, Bermuda Bay, and a chair.  I flipped on my lamp and made a quick sketch and a couple of notes on a post-it note.  The next day, I barely understood what I was trying write, but thankfully, a bit of the vision was still there!  I traded out the gold for copper and the layout rotated 90 degrees, but in the end, I was quite happy with what I landed on.  It's messy and bright and a bit regal.  Fun, right?!

Now that 2017 is over, I'm finished my second year with the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team - it was so strange to NOT use the Artisan logo on this card!  You'll be seeing more of my name and my face associated with CrushOnColour - both here and on my Facebook Page, CrushOnColour on Facebook.  If this is your first time, hello and welcome!  If you're an old friend, thanks for sticking by!  I can't wait to keep sharing my love of papercrafting with you.  


Speaking of the new year, a new month brings a new host special! With the new Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration being released this month, I thought I'd sweeten the pot of the bonus you'll receive from Sale-A-Bration with a $60 order... 


January Host Special:  During the month of January 2018, orders of $60+ retail (before shipping and tax) from my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store will receive a sampler pack of products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  Must use host code 9QSNAB2J to redeem this offer!  

Want more news from CrushOnColour.com, including special offers, online project packages, and more?  Sign up for my newsletter (and receive a free tutorial for a fabulous project!)  


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below
to purchase the products used here!