Sunday, 1 October 2017

The Latest Scoop!

Hello all,

Before I give you all the latest scoop, if your order is under 200, please remember to use the October host code of 2SCKX7ME to be entered into my monthly draw. 

Stampin' Up has some alcohol markers in the works. They will be called Stampin' Blends and come in a delicious variety of colours, including bronze and ivory. (Enough to make even the most seasoned stamper swoon.) As a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I am able to get these over the next two weeks. We don't yet have a launch date for customers, but if you can't wait, contact me! I'll let you know how you can get them, and everything else, at a wicked discount!

As many of you know, World Card Making Day is Oct 7, 2017. This is a day we can celebrate by creating a card, remembering some of the best gifts are made by hand and come from the heart. To help celebrate, Stampin' Up has rolled out an amazing sale, running from Oct 1-10th.

I'm so excited about the Stampin' Up specials, I in turn, I am offering a FREE CLASS this Saturday, Oct 7th to commemorate World Card Making Day. Just come by my place anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. No creative talent is required. Even if you've never held a Snail before, you can do this. (If you don't know what a Snail is, I'm talking about you.) When you bring a friend, who hasn't come to any of my classes before, you will both receive a gift from me. When you place an order over 40, on World Card Making Day, you will also receive a gift from me. Place an order over 200 and receive Hostess Benefits.

From today until October 10th, our Very Vanilla and Whisper White Note Card & Envelope sets, along with a bunch of Stamp Sets are on special for 15% off. All the Stamp Sets on sale coordinate with the Designer Series Paper on special. In addition, there is also a crazy Fast Fuse frenzy. Buy a Fast Fuse and get TWO REFILLS FOR FREE! (There is no limit.) Oct 5th update: apparently we love Fast Fuse more than Stampin' Up anticipated. They are sold out. Rather than go on back order, they will offer this promotion again, hopefully in the not too distant future. They are really sorry for any inconvenience.)

A ton of the Designer Series Papers are on sale too! Buy any 3 of the sale DSPs and get one sale DSP pack for FREE. In addition to a couple from the Holiday Catalogue, it includes all the DSP Paper Stacks and all the regular 12 sheet packs of DSP from the Annual Catalogue. (You can buy 3 at 12.50 and get the selected 17.00 one for free.) I have samples of many of the DSPs at my place, so come have a look. But be warned, they are even more tempting in person. (Again, there is no limit. This sale runs until Oct 31.)

If that's not enough, the incredible FREE Merry Patterns Stamp Set opportunity continues until October 31st as well. The ONLY way to score the ridiculously cute Stamp Set is to either host a party with 375 in sales or spend it yourself. Either way, you get the FREE stamp set in addition to all your other hostess benefits!

Thank you so much for reading. Happy shopping.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Seashore Stampers September Blog - Thanksgiving/Halloween

Hello to my wonderful followers, incredible stampers, and random lurkers,

Thank you so much for coming to visit our monthly Blog Hop. This month, we prepare for Thanksgiving and Halloween. Since mine is grown and gone, Halloween isn't a really big deal to me anymore. However, I will never ever outgrow Thanksgiving. The name says it all. It's a day dedicated to giving thanks... to showing our gratitude for all we have. 

Personally, I like to express my thanks frequently. Life is precious and there may not be a tomorrow or next time. I believe in living a life of gratitude and being grateful for all the blessings I have in my life. Even if it's not perfect, I need to appreciate what I have now.

I am grateful for my family and friends and their unconditional love and support. I am grateful for being born in Canada - living in a country where we have healthcare, diversity and democracy.  People can rant about politics in the graffiti strewn alleyways of Toronto, and do it on public TV. I am grateful for my health albeit a work in progress. And I am very grateful to Stampin' Up for giving me the opportunity to meet so many incredible people by sharing what I love to do, with you.

I feel the "Painted Harvest" bundle is an amazing set to use for Thanksgiving and gratitude, year round. This was the very first card I made with this set. I stepped way out of my comfort zone with these colours. Since I feel full of thanks, I have called this card, "Thankful."(It's a bit lame. I think my imagination might be tired.)

My supplies, other than tools and adhesives, are listed below. Besides fussy cutting the sunflower, my card is quite easy. If you want the recipe, drop me a line. 

Make sure to check back early next week for some CRAZY, EXCITING NEWS and October's Host Code. Congratulations to Cathy for being the lucky winner in September's Host code draw!

Check out Bruni's, Mi Ran's, and Erica's blogs as well.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Until next time,

Supply list for "Thank full": Painted Harvest Photopolymer #146021; Classic Stampin' Pads - Cajun Craze #126965, Crushed Curry #131173, Pear Pizzaz #131180, and Wild Wasabi #126959; Cardstock - Cajun Craze #119684, Crushed Curry #131199, and Whisper White White #100730; and Crushed Curry Mini Chevron 3/8" Ribbon #144197.  

Sunday, 3 September 2017

The Holiday Catalogue is here!!!

Hello fabulous card makers, random lurkers, and anyone else out there,

I'm excited to announce the Holiday Catalogue is finally here. It features incredible new stamps sets and all the trimmings for autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and of course, Christmas. There are some amazing new items which will be fabulous year round.

In addition, there is an incredible promotion running from now until October 31st. When you place an order or host a party with orders totaling at least 375, in addition to your usual Hostess Benefits, you will receive this darling Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE! This is the only way to get this stamp set - it isn't being offered for sale. Even I can't buy it.

Contact me to book your event today!


Friday, 25 August 2017

Seashore Stampers August "Something Other Than a Card" Blog

 Hello my wonderful fellow stampers, followers and lurkers,

This month, the Seashore Stampers Blog Hops are featuring "something other than a card." I had a month to think about what I was going to make... a gift bag, a box, a business card holder, etc. Decisions. Decisions.

Well, as things would have it, the "Coffee Break Suite" (p.31 of the annual catalogue) was my inspiration. I must confess, I am slightly addicted to over-priced, over-sugared princess coffees. The coffee toned neutrals together with Soft Sky, Garden Green and Pear Pizazz are a match made in heaven. Although I have tried to cut back the amount of sugar I take in, it's a daily struggle. A Latte simply can't compare to a Caramel Macchiato or an Almond Milk Mocha Frappuccino.

While playing with this incredible suite, over a cup of coffee, in addition to creating a couple cards and gift card holders, I made a coffee mug. I've seen mugs and cups before, but they had distinct sides. I wanted to make a cylindrical one. This was the first time I've done such a thing without any instructions or even a prototype...I just winged it. While it's not perfect, it's mine and I'm pretty excited about it.

It's called, "One more cup of coffee 'fore I go."

My supplies, other than tools and adhesives, are listed below. If you want to know how I did this, drop me a line.


This Sunday, August 27th, I'm super excited to say I was accepted to be a vendor at the amazing Saanich Sunday Farmers' Market at Braefoot Park, 1359 McKenzie Ave, from 10am-2pm. It's the last market of the season and it's going to be an incredible day! I'll have cards, gift card holders, boxes and much more, for sale. There will also be sign up sheets for upcoming classes and the new Holiday Catalogue Open House. Come visit me and enter your name into my draw to win a stamp set. See you there!

August Host Code is KD47KEHK. Please use it on orders under 200 to be entered into my monthly draw.

Thanks so much for reading. I hope to see you on Sunday.

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


Supply list for "
One more cup of coffee 'fore I go": Coffee Cafe Stamp Set#143677; Coffee Cups Framelit Dies #143745; Layering Circles Framelits #141705;Early Espresso Stampin' Pad #126974; Coffee Break DSP #144155; Early Espresso Cardstock #119686; Whisper White White Cardstock #100730; and Corrugated Elements #144158

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Seashore Stampers July BIRTHDAY Blog

Hello lovely card making people and random followers,

Welcome to the monthly Seashore Stampers Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on birthdays.

I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news. I got home late and won't have my actual blog done up until some time Saturday. My bad. The good news, I spent the evening at Butchart Gardens listening to our fabulous Victoria Symphony. It was an awesome evening with family and friends. And of course, we had to go for hot chocolate and dessert afterwards. Thanks, to my incredible sister-in-law, Laura, for the tickets and the yummy treats. Sometimes, last minute plans are the best.


I'm ba-aaaccckkk! Better than never. What is better than making a card? Making it with a bunch of fabulous friends. I had such a fun day, creating my blog birthday card, while hanging out and playing with 3 1/2 girlfriends (all Stampin' Up demonstrators and one retired demonstrator.)

Sharing ideas and creating.

 Face Timing with Erica, who couldn't make it because of a back injury.
The ladies making lunch, under the close supervision of the fur babies.

 Maksim, always in charge.

My card, which is fairly straight forward, was created using the lovely Fabulous Flamingo set. I've had great fun with this set, creating my own silly greetings and printing them on the computer. The flamingo is usually done with 3 step stamping. To create my flamingo, I only used 2 of the 3 stamps, making it more abstract. And I am sorry to say, there is not a die for the flamingo. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my Stampin' Up Paper Snips (#103579)? The supply list excluding tools and adhesives is listed below.

Feel free to contact me with any questions. Until next time.

Cheers and Keep on Stampin',

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

Supply list for "Flamingo in the Wall": Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set#143758; Melon Mambo Stampin' Pad #126948; Flirty Famingo Stampin' Pad #141397; Melon Mambo Cardstock #115320; Smoky Slate Cardstock #131202;Whisper White White Cardstock #100730; Brick Wall Embossing Folder #138288; Wink of Stella #141897; Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220, and Bright Enamel Shapes #141680.

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.


*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.

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.