Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Eek! Bonus Days are here!

Hello my beautiful card making people and random followers,

Happy July 4th to all my wonderful American friends!

Just when you thought it was safe... the amazing people at Stampin' Up have announced Bonus Days. For ever 60* you spend July 1-31, you get a 6 dollar coupon to use August 1-31. And get this, there is NO limit as to how many coupons you can earn!

Since getting the new catalogue, and as I turned to each shiny new page, my shopping list grew exponentially. If you're in the same boat and have been drooling over those amazing "suites" or just want to stock up on items, now is a fabulous time to do so.



Have you thought about being a demonstrator? July 1-31 is THE time to sign up. Stampin' Up is offering an incredible Christmas in July promotion. You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $68! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, they will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE, a value of $26! This means you can spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories! If there were two of me, I'd be signing up, again!

If you have any questions, you know where to find me.

Until next time. Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers,
Adrienne

*The 60 is before shipping and tax.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

24 Hour Paper Pumpkin Sale!!!


Hello Beautiful Card Makers and Scrappers!
This is a ONE DAY (24hr) offer, running from June 29 (11:59pm MT) until June 30 (11:59pm MT.)

If you're new to Stampin' Up, or want to expand your horizons, this is a fabulous way to score a kit with EVERYTHING you need to create, including: stamps; an acrylic block; paper; adhesive; etc. Everything comes is a cute little box which just happens to be very portable and sharable for the summer holidays.

Simply click here to sign up. Be sure to select CA (Canada) on the top right of the page.

If you are a current or past Paper Pumpkin subscriber and want to get this as a gift for a friend or family member, just use another email address. You will be the best friend, ever!

Have fun and Happy Canada Day!!!
When you sign up, be sure to indicate I'm your demonstrator.
 

Cheers,
Adrienne Hughes
The Victoria Paper Shaper

Paper Pumpkin is a subscription, regularly priced at 26.95/month, including shipping and handling. This offer is valid on monthly subscriptions only, not the prepaid ones - sorry. If, after receiving your first kit, or at any time, you decide you no longer want to receive the Paper Pumpkin, you simply need to send them an email and ask for them to discontinue your subscription.

There is no minimal obligation.


If you have any questions, message me.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop

Guess who just discovered she didn't have a "FOLLOW" button on her blog. Doh! I now have one and it is now near the top right. Follow me wherever I go by the simple click of a button.


Welcome to our monthly blog hop, wonderful followers and random lurkers,

Summer is a beautiful season. Along with blue skies, sunshine, and flowers, come the weddings. It is the season of love! In another life, I may have been a wedding planner. I love everything about weddings! I'm excited to say, this blog is dedicated to the wedding card.

Let's get into the mood with some music!

The first card I created is a sweet and traditional one, Of Love. (Yes, I have decided to give my cards names. Why? Because it's fun.) I used the ridiculously delightful Hostess Set, In the City. (I must confess, with 60 stamps in this set, it is one of my all time favourites.) I was inspired by the "going to the chapel" stamp. The amazing heart in the background is one of the Bloomin' Hearts thinlits. The background colour can be changed to suit your needs. I often like to incorporate a wedding's colours into their card.


The second card was created when I was giving a watercolour tutorial to a friend. I hadn't used This Little Piggy yet and was dying to give it a try. When I remembered our theme for the blog hop, I thought, "Why not pigs?" Before I knew it, Pig's Special Day was born.


As always, with my blog hop entries, card recipes are available on request and the supplies I used are listed at the end of the blog.


http://stampingforu.blogspot.ca/2017/06/seashore-stamper-june-blog-hop.html


http://joyfulstampingwithbruni.blogspot.ca/2017/06/june-blog-hop-wedding-card.html

In addition to the previous and next, check out the other Seashore Stampers Blogs as well: Erica's and Jean's.

Thank you so very much for making the time to stop by. 

Until next time, my dear followers.
Cheers,
Adrienne

Supply list, excluding tools & adhesives: Card 1 (Of Love) In the City Stamp Set #143771 (Hostess item); Bloomin' Heart Thinlits #140621; Whisper White Cardstock #100730; Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315; Clear Embossing Powder #109130; Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter #133751; VersaMark #102283; and Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad #140931. 

Card 2 (Pig's Big Day) This Little Piggy Stamp Set #143922; Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set (for the greeting) #143758; Basic Black Cardstock#121045; Shimmery White Cardstock #101910; AquaPainters #103954; Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad #140932; Calypso Coral Stampin' Pad #126983; Pear Pizzaz Stampin' Pad #131180; Watercolour Crayons #141709; Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon #144196; Black Metallic Thread #141695; Rhinestone Basic |Jewels #144220; and Precision Glue (used to add texture and shine to the flower and hearts) #138309.




 


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Canada Day 150 Bonne Fête du Canada

Hello my fellow Canadians and visitors from all over the world,

My friend, Brenda, asked if I could have a Canada Day card class. She needed four cards for the big day, July 1st. Was I up for the challenge? Heck yes, I was. This year we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. I am incredibly proud, grateful and honoured to be a Canadian. What better way to celebrate than a card class?

In order to come up with some card ideas, I reflected on some of things that make Canada, Canadian. In addition, I wanted these cards work together and coordinate, as a set. Each of the following cards are my own design.

The first card came easily...I live on Vancouver Island so I wanted something beachy, plus a nod to Canada's many lakes and our motto, "A Mari Usque Ad Mare..." From Sea to Sea. And I simply LOVE the new Muskoka (Adirondack) chair die. I was thinking of the Canadian flag for the second card. However, I wanted something a little different rather than "just a flag" and I wanted to emphasize the 150 years. By the time I reached the third card, I was a little punchy and my silly side started to leak out. I simply had to include the proud and noble beaver on a card, eh? And then I ran out of gas. I came up with a few ideas for the fourth card but none of them felt right. Eventually I gave up and went to bed. (Those of you who follow me know my history of procrastination. Yes, the first three cards were created the day/night before the class) On the afternoon of the class, thankfully an evening class, I finally decided on the fourth. I wanted something to reflect Canada's welcoming attitude (the doors) and our kindness. Done!

I decorated for the occasion and we had way too much fun. Even the dog and one of the cats got in on the action.
 
Card 1 - From Sea to Sea




 Card 2 - The Big 150


Card 3 - Eh?


Card 4 - Open Door Kindness



The Canada Card Class gang. (L to R: Laura, Erica; Brenda. I'm on the floor with Penny puppy. Meshka, pictured separately is looking none to pleased about her party hat. She is probably the most tolerant kitty I've ever know.)



I will post more details on how the cards were create by the end of the week. In the meantime, if you want the recipes for any of these cards, let me know. Happy early Canada Day!!!

Until next time,
Adrienne

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Last Chance Open House

Hello wonderful card makers and random followers,

After hosting two Open House Catalogue Launch Parties, I'm excited to say there is still one more opportunity for you to come visit. This Saturday, June 3rd, from 1:00-3:00, I'll be opening my doors again for an afternoon of new catalogue perusing, goodie bag exploring, make and taking making and door prize winning!

Here are some pictures before Thursday night's Open House.








The new catalogue is NOW LIVE and you can simply click on the catalogue link to the right to start shopping. For June, please use the host codeJ6VKRYRT. You will be entered to win a fabulous monthly prize!

Cheers,
Adrienne

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Seashore Stampers May Blog Hop




Hello Wonderful Stampers and Random Followers,

Father's Day is the time to celebrate the Dads in our life. My Dad was a very cool man. He was smart and sensitive. He had a crazy wicked sense of humour. He was a paradox, being an incredible and engaging public speaker and at the same time, a deep introvert who loved nothing more than being alone in his studio, with his musical instruments. He wasn't afraid to try new things or step out on a limb. He taught me so much. From him, I learned an appreciation of music. He showed me how to strive for and appreciate equanimity. He ensured I knew I was valued and loved. He taught me not to judge others harshly and to treat everyone equally. From him, I gained my sense of compassion. And, of course, he taught me how to drive.


If he were alive, I would want to thank him for all he did to help me become the person I have become. Thinking of him today, I was inspired to create this Thank You card for Father's Day, in his honour. In the crate, I have little tags. Each one lists something I am thankful for that involved my Dad. They range from silly little things to the really big ones - sometimes the silly little things are the really big ones too. Although he will never see this, I hope he can feel my gratitude that may not have been properly expressed at the time.



To create this card, I used the new Wood Worlds stamp set (I keep wanting to say Woodward's, a department store from my childhood) and the new Wood Crate Framelits. The idea of putting part of the crate on the card base comes from our new catalogue. I will be offering a class on this card two times before Father's Day, you can register at my open house or by contact me.
  
Happy Father's Day to my dear Dad in heaven, to my brothers, and to my guyfriends. You are all incredible role models and do the job of fathering so very well. I love you guys!


OPEN HOUSE INVITE

You are invited to attend one of my New Catalogue Launch Parties. In order to try and accommodate everyone, I am offering a choice of three different dates:

  • Wednesday, May 31st, 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 1st, 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 3rd, 1:00-3:00 pm
Be sure to attend this spectacular FREE event! We will have make and takes, prize draws, goodie bags, sign up sheets for future classes, and *drum roll please* the NEW CATALOGUE!

Please RSVP in order to reserve your catalogue and ensure there are enough goodie bags.
 


http://stampingforu.blogspot.ca/2017/05/seashore-stampers-blog-hop-masculine.html 

http://joyfulstampingwithbruni.blogspot.ca/2017/05/seashore-stampers-blog-hop-fathers-day.html

In addition to the previous and next, check out the other Seashore Stampers Blogs as well: Erica's and Jean's.

Until next time, my friends.

Cheers,
Adrienne

Supply list, excluding tools & adhesives: Wood Crate Framelits #143730; Wood Words Stamp Set (Clear Mount) #143637; Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set #141936; Wood Textures DSP Paper Stack #144177; Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288; Classic Label Punch #141491; Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650; Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043; and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad #126976, and scraps of various cardstock.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Addendum to the Incredible Garage Sale

Sadly, I could not find my beautiful "Tempting Turquoise" tablecloth. The best I could do is "Whisper White" with large multicoloured polka dots which, thankfully, include "Tempting Turquoise." Whew.

Hopefully you will still be able to find my table. Hopefully I will be awake. (It's 2:00 am here and I have to be up and at 'em in just a few more hours.) It's so frustrating when much need sleep evades us.

If I can't fall back asleep soon, I'll also have some Mum's Day cards for sale. 😉

See you soon.

Cheers,
Adrienne

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Incredible Garage Sale

Hello Wonderful Procraftinators and Card Makers!

This Saturday, May 14th, I will be participating in my church's garage sale. In addition to the usual garage sale fare, this one will provide you with the opportunity to score some of Stampin' Ups incredible product at amazing prices.

All you need to do is find my table, which I trust won't be too hard. It will have a table cloth in the colour of happiness...also known as "Tempting Turquoise." I will have a TON (not quite literally) of retired Stampin' Up stuff for sale - much of it BRAND NEW! My massive table will also have other crafting and household items for sale, along with sign up sheets for my upcoming open house parties.

Come visit me at St Joseph the Worker, 753 Burnside Road West, in glorious Victoria, BC. Head down the driveway around back, to where the church hall is located. I will be there from 10:00 am until 1:30 pm. Cash only please.

See you then.

Cheers,
Adrienne

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop




This month's Seashore Stampers Bloghop is dedicated to Mother's Day, a time where we celebrate our mothers and the mother figures in our lives.

If you are like me, and have lost your mother, it is still a time we can honour and remember them.

My Mum was an incredible woman. She was wicked smart and way ahead of her time. (You should have seen some of the food she fed us, all in the name of eating right.) Mum was a brilliant and successful author, who somehow still managed to raise four children, while being very active in both the community and church. And, funnily enough, when I became a Mum, she was forever chastising me for doing too much. Hmm.

My feeling is, for the most part, women are often doing too much and not making enough time for themselves. Despite a very full dance card, finding even small spaces of downtime can make the world of difference. For me, creative time gives me a chance to recharge. After a class, I once had a client tell me, "This is better than a massage." While I can't make that guarantee you will feel the same way, I will do my best help you carve out a relaxing and enjoyable creative space.

For the Mother's Day blog hop, I designed and made an all-occasion type card to share with my girlfriends, who are not only Mother's but who do so much in their communities.

Happy Mother's Day to my beloved Mum in heaven, to my sister, sister-in-law, niece, and my precious girlfriends. And last but not least, thank you to my incredible daughter for making me a mother. I love you all so very much.





To create this card, I used the Beautiful You stamp set and the Layering Ovals Framelits. I like the simplicity and ease of the card. I added the "photo corners" for a bit of wow factor. They were made by cutting the 4 triangles and adding a skinny strip of the contrasting cardstock. If you have any questions, let me know.

Cheers & Blessings,
Adrienne

Supply list, excluding tools & adhesives: Beautiful You (Clear Mount) #143637; Layering Ovals Framelits #141706; Sahara Sand Cardstock #121043; Pacific Point Cardstock #11350; Soft Sky Cardstock #131203; Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad #126951; Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad #131181, and last but not least, the incredible, but retiring Gorgeous Grunge (Clear Mount) #130517. 


http://joyfulstampingwithbruni.blogspot.ca/2017/04/seashore-stampers-bloghop-mothers-day.html

http://stampingforu.blogspot.ca/2017/04/seashore-stampers-may-blog-hop-mothers.html

Blog participants this month are: myself, Bruni, Ercia, Jean, and MiRan

Friday, 24 February 2017

SEASHORE STAMPERS BLOG HOP


One day, in a land far, far away, my blog will be ready to go more than a few minutes before its deadline. When it comes to blogging regularly, I am an epic failure...all that keeps me going is the blog hop deadline. Since other members of the "hop" are counting on you, you have to actually have it done on time or their blogs may suffer. *sigh* No pressure.

Tonight I was at a 50th birthday bash for our parish priest, a party helped I set-up, decorate and cook for. I also have spent the past month moving. I also have the latest and greatest cold/flu thing going around and spent the week curled up in a ball of germs. So many great excuses. And then there is my personal favourite...I just spent the past 2 hours watching a pretty bad Hallmark movie. You know the kind, where it's supposed to be California but it's so clearly (greyly, actually) the west coast. Now, with only minutes to spare, I am frantically banging away at my keyboard.

Procrastination, now there is a subject I know a LOT about. Heck, I'm probably over qualified to do a blog on it. But that's not why we're here. It's the SEASHORE STAMPERS monthly blog hop. This month we're supposed to talk about something decorative for the wall. Envision me frantically running around looking at the barren walls of my new home, and 90% of my Stampin' Up supplies are still in boxes. Yikes! What's a girl to do? Cue the Christmas music.

Meet a Christmas gift I made for my boyfriend at a class, given by my fellow Seashore Stamper, the incredibly talented, Sabrina. I fell in love with the colour combination of Marina Mist and Pear Pizzaz. My plan is to update it seasonally. I was hoping to do one for Chinese New Years and Valentine's but alas, our move has taken MUCH longer than anticipated. (Combining two full households is not for the faint of heart.)


Remember it's still SALE-A-BRATION. For every 60 you spend, you get to choose an item from the SAB catty for FREE!!! 

Until next time my friends. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Cheers,
Adrienne
 

http://sabradcreations.blogspot.ca/2017/02/seashore-stampers-blog-hop-daily.html                http://joyfulstampingwithbruni.blogspot.ca/