Visit my Stampin'Up! web-site for class schedule!

Independent Stampin'Up! demonstrator

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz!!!!

Check out my web-site at for the great deals!!! Note! Only online orders for the deals

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Occasions Mini starting in January - great new products

I am SO excited about the new Occasions Mini album. I think my order from the catalogue will be much bigger than I planned :-) Great spring colours, new Designer Series Paper, new fabric and several new stamp sets. And not to forget the new pleated ribbons!!!

We will surely be using the new products in my January Valentine's Day classes and most likely in many other spring classes - I'm already having ideas for my Mother's Day cards too :-)

I'm hoping to get my preorder finalized this weekend and hope to get the products before Christmas so that I can post the samples for my Valentine's Day classes during the holidays!

Enjoy the season and all the wonderful Christmas lights around the city!

It's good to be the hostess!!!! Deadline December 15th!

From November 1st until December 15th

Hostesses will receive an additional $45 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $450 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

As long as your workshop sales total is minimum 450 dollars, you will earn your regular hostess dollars (70 cad) PLUS additional 45 dollars bringing the Total Free Stampin'Up! Merchandise up to 115 dollars!!! Note also, that if your minimum workshop sales total is 525 dollars, you will get ONE full priced item at 50% off!!!! What a great deal!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Online Extravaganza deals and SPECIAL 24h deals!!!

24 h deal, November 21st only:
Simply Scored -scoring tool now only $31.16 (20% off!!)
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps now only $16.76 (20% off!!)

Other Online Extravaganza deals on my web-site
Deals on Digital Downloads, D├ęcor Elements, Ribbon bundles, Wood-Mount and Clear-Mount Stamp Sets and SO MUCH MORE

Hurry up, and take advantage of these great deals!!!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Last Minute Christmas Gifts - class on December 5th at 7pm

My December 5th "Last Minute Christmas Gifts"-class still has some space. Contact me and book a spot!
The cost is 20 dollars and you get to make 3 great projects:

  1. photo cube (you don't have to bring your photos with you, you can add them later). The cube is 3"x3"x3"

    This is a great project for a family member to give them pictures of a special day, trip or pictures of familymembers in general.

    Alternatively it would work perfectly for friends too. You can also choose to not add pictures, and just add various embellishments to it
  2. head band or 2 hair clips with fabric flower embellishments
    great for yourself, a friend or a girl in your family
  3. post-it note holder with pen
    this works for everybody and is a very useful gift. Plus it looks great on any table.
    As the Stampin'Up! Designer Series Papers are dual sided, you can change the look by flipping the paper around

    And when you run out of post-it notes, you just remove the old pad and add a new one!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

SCHEDULE FOR 2012 is here!!!

sorry, no pictures yet but they will be coming gradually. Further details on my web-site

January 9th: VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS! $15 includes 4 cards. RSVP by January 6th
January 23rd: VALENTINE’S DAY MAIL BOX! $20 RSVP by January 16th
February 6th: B-DAY CARDS FOR KIDS! $15 includes 4 cards. RSVP by February 3rd
March 5th: HELLO! $15 includes 4 cards. RSVP by March 2nd.
March 26th: KID’S FRAME! $20 RSVP by March 19th  
April 2nd: MOTHER’S DAY / B-DAY! $15 includes 4 cards. RSVP by March 30th
May 7th: FATHER’S DAY CARDS! $15 includes 4 cards. RSVP by May 4th.
May 14th: art project! $20 RSVP by May 7th.
June 4th: BITS & PIECES! $15 includes 4 cards. RSVP by June 1st
June 11th: SNEAK PEAK EVENT! Make & Take FREE
July 7th: BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!!! Collectors event!
July 9th: ONE STAMP – 4 DIFFERENT CARDS! $15 includes 4 cards. RSVP by Friday July 6th

Monday, 31 October 2011

Big Shot offer - EXTENDED until November 11th!!!

If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20 discount on your favourite products, now is the perfect time! During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator.*

There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to an online community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
  • Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!
Don't miss this BIG deal! Contact your demonstrator today to learn how you can take advantage of this great opportunity and get your FREE Big Shot!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Fall lollies

I did these lollies already earlier in the fall at the cottage, but forgot to take pictures of them.
They are very easy to make IF you have the proper tools like christal effects to glue them down and a good scoring tool (and I have to say that the Stampin'Up! scoring tool is the best available). I recommend scoring every half inch on one side and then turning the paper around and scoring half way in between the previous scorings. This way you get scores every quarter inch and they easy to fold.

The small houses are made with the
Mini milk carton big shot die. And I
used my favourite Designer Series Paper on both projects: Spice Cake!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Great Last Minute Gift Ideas

I have so many GREAT ideas for my December 5th "last minute gifts" class, that I have to start pearing them down!

Just wait and see. In the mean while go and check my ideas for Xmas cards on my web-site

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

FREE Big Shot Opportunity Night!!!

When: Thursday October  20th, 7 pm - 9 pm (NOTE change of date!)
Second opportunity Friday October 28th, 7pm - 9pm

Where: Tanja's house @ 30 State street, Ottawa (Central Park) 

Textured papers! pre-cut flowers and snowflakes! Letterpress! That and much more you can do with Sizzix Big Shot by Stampin'Up!

Come and see what you can do with this great tool and you get to make some things yourself for FREE!

You will be amazed how easy it is and how you can create beautiful embossed images!

Take advantage of Stampin'Up!'s great offer of FREE Big Shot with a Starter Kit! Ask me more or check my web-site

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Spooky Halloween is almost here!!!

My Spooky Halloween Card Class is scheduled for Monday October 3rd and I had some great ideas for those cards. Finally this weekend I got the time to start working on the cards.

Well, I should have learned by now that the best way for me to create cards is to "go with the flow", not be fixed with a certain idea. So, yesterday I spent couple of hours trying to figure out how to corporate the "halloween" word into my card. Then I finally figured out a nice way to do it.

Then I also learned another lesson (well... I should have learned it already couple of times but no...)

Remove the retired products from your shelves!

First I made a great halloween card (idea cased from Stampin'Connection but unfortunately I don't have the name saved), but I didn't have all the products from the original project, so I decided to use what I have (which then ended up being retired products - not on purpose). So then I had to redo the card with the CURRENT products. But it turned out great :-)

But at the end I managed to create 4 great cards for my Spooky Halloween Card Class :-)

Halloween must be one of the most difficult holidays for me to create cards for - we don't celebrate Halloween in Finland so I have no real experience on this holiday. Another difficult one for me is Valentines Day as that also is a North American and English holiday. It has made it's appearance also in Finland in the past decade, but more as a Friend Day, without the romantic content.

We will see how much I cope with the Valentine's Day in the coming spring :-)
I'm pretty sure one of the cards then will have the "Be My Valentine" from the "Festive and Fun" set which is in the current Holiday Mini Catalogue.

Here are all the 4 cards for my Halloween Card Class:

Friday, 16 September 2011

Halloween - the strangest holiday ever...

I find Halloween always very strage time. Maybe I should explain why. Well, first of all, I don't like ghost stories or horror movies so to me the whole idea of tomb stones on our front yard seems very strage (and I won't put anything else than pumpkins and all sweet things in our yard!). Second, I'm from FInland - we don't do halloween in Finland, well, I don't think we do it in the entire European continent :-)
Actually, I have heard that some teen agers in Finland have started to have "halloween parties" but in my youth we did not do that.
What we did (and still do) is have Easter Wiches during the easter holidays. That's when kids dress up as easter wiches and go from door to door with decorated willow brances and wish good luck to the house and are given treats or money as a reward - kind of what your trick or treating in North America.

So for me to do Halloween crafts is very strange. Every year I'm getting a bit better and this year I'm determined to send out my first Halloween cards :-)

I was so excited designing my cards! I cannot wait to hear what you think of my samples
We are using these also in my Spooky Halloween card class on Monday, October 3rd (7pm - 9pm)

Friday, 9 September 2011

Fall Classes, starting with Thanks Giving and fall

I love fall!!! The cool mornings, the colours in the trees! And I LOVE crafting with fall colours. All the different yellows, oranges, greens and browns!

And crafting with Stampin' Up! colours is even better - they have so creative and tasty names :-) like: "Pumpkin Pie", Lucky Limeade", "Tangerine Tango" and you cannot live without "Crumb Cake".

For my fall class "Falling leaves and giving thanks" I wanted to use my basic fall colours "More Mustard", "Chocholate Chip", "Crumb Cake" and I had to add a bit of the InColours like "Pool Party".

In each catalogue Stampin'Up! has managed to come up with something (a paper, ribbon, fabric) that I just HAVE to have :-)
This fall's Holiday Mini has one that I just LOVE and I want to use it on everything: "Spice Cake" both the paper and the fabrics are just to die for! They carry all my favourite fall colours and they are very retro, but still very classic in style.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

The Classes Are Here! The Classes Are Here!

My August Class samples
Well, I actually posted this already earlier in August on my Stampin'Up! Demonstrator web-site, but as I decided to start a separate blog and feed it to the Stampin'Up! Demonstrator Web-site, all my old posts sort of vanished :)

So, you can see my class schedule at

The way I run my classes is this:

In average, the cost of the class is 20 cad (usually 4 cards, or 2 scrapbook pages AND 2 cards). Sometimes a class might involve more work/supplies and the cost would be higher (not over 30 cad). You don't have to sign up for a set of classes, you can take the ones you like.

Here is the twist: The class (and the samples) are FREE, if you place an order of 25 cad from the current Stampin' Up! catalogues the same night! This way you don't only get the class and samples free, but also get to build on your own supplies! However, if you don't want to place an order, you pay for the regular fee.
Also, bring a new friend to class, and you get to do a second set FREE!!

So here is the schedule:
  • Monday, September 12th (7pm - 9pm): Falling Leaves and Giving Thanks
  • Monday, October 3rd (7pm - 9pm): Spooky Halloween!
  • Monday, Noveber 7th (7pm - 9pm): Xmas Cards
  • Monday, December 5th (7pm - 9pm): Last minute Christmas Gifts

Email me for details (RSVP by previous Friday!)

Falling Leaves and Giving Thanks class teaser

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

So where did it all start and how did I end up with Stampin'Up!

This was my 1st Stampin'Up! card

Well, I have always been interested in all kinds of crafts, but specially in paper crafts. We did Christmas cards with my mom and we used techniques like heat embossing and stamping.

When I moved to Ottawa in 2003, I wanted to do some scrapbooking (this was something new to me then) and started by buying various card stocks and a ton of stickers. Don't get me wrong, the pages turned out great, but it was SO expensive to keep buying those stickers (and I still buy stickers!).

Then a colleague of mine asked, if I'd like to come to a "Stampin'Up!" -party. Well, why not, cannot hurt me - right?

One of my most recent projects

And that's when it all started. I LOVED the fact that the company has everything coordinated! Although it took me few parties before I really figured what I needed to get. First I bought some stamps, well... then I needed the inks, the papers, the word stamps.... you get the point :-)

But I just love how everything coordinates: shapes, colours, ribbons, buttons....

It makes it so easy but at the same time SO versitale!

So I got totally hooked on Stampin'Up! So much so, that I ended up becoming a demonstrator myself in 2010. I have been watching Stampin'Up! develop and grow these past years and I love all the new ideas and colours they come up with!. And eventhough I'm doing mostly cards, I have seen SO many beautiful scrapbook pages, mixed media projects and fabric creations done with Stampin'Up! products. You just have to let your creativity flow and most wonderful things can happen. And if you don't always get that inspiration on you own, there are so many beautiful creations and ideas on the Stampin'Up! Idea Book and Catalogue. I cannot throw the old ones out just because of that!