Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Balmy February Goodies!

February is looking suspiciously warm for YYC... maybe a bit too warm. I'm used to donning my snow gear and thinking about ski runs now and again. But, on one hand I keep wondering when Mother Nature's going to deal us a pretty cold hand at some point (hello -30 C?) or our summer is going to be craptacular again. Well, I'll enjoy it while I still can.

I know I haven't been creating a lot of cards lately but I am also behind on getting a few together. I finally sorted out my craft room as it was getting out of hand, and I have a lot of stuff!! Maybe it's time to do a moving sale... we'll see what shakes out.

Without further ado, February specials! The first one I want to talk about is Share The Love!

Of course February 14th, Valentine's Day has already come and gone, but why confine your acts of love and devotion to just Valentines' Day? Show the special people in your life that you love them with this beautiful stamp set to decorate cards and layouts because after all - it is Love that keeps us going when times are tough, it cheers us on to achieve great things in life, and it keeps us warm at night. Share The Love D-sized set is only available until the end of February so don't wait - pick up this adorable set and donate 7$ USD to Operation Smile. 

And of course the super adorable Stamp of the Month - Balloon Animals! 

I've seen a lot of SOTM over the many years I've been a consultant and I have to say this one is the cutest yet for party invites or kid birthday cards. Heck, never mind kids, I would be all over getting a card with these animals on it. Who doesn't love balloon animals? Just put in a qualifying 50$ CAD order and this set can be yours for 6$ CAD!

Hope you're enjoying balmy February as much as me!

Monday, January 11, 2016

January Goodies & Happy New Year!!

A new year is already upon us and I hope it has treated you well so far. There are some exciting things to tell you about!

First of all to celebrate National Papercrafting Month - Live Your Day Pocket Scrapbooking cards!

If you picked up the planner sometime in the last while since it came out, you know how beautiful and versatile it is. I'm currently using mine as a meal planner and workout tracker along with a few birthdays and whatnot. Now, if you want to extend that planner into a bit of a journal or add some scrapbooking pages for a few memorable days each month you can! This collection will coordinate with the planner or if you just bought the folio without the planner pages, you can have your very own smaller scrapbook! 

This collection is only available January 1 - 31st, so get them while you can for 10.50 CAD. 

Secondly the new Seasonal Expressions is out! There are so many upcoming cute SOTM in the catalog along with new products!

Along with the new products is a new tool! I know you are all familiar with the embossing folders by now that was featured recently in some Christmas card workshops, but did you know the Cuttlebug can do a little bit more? They are debuting ThinCuts in this catalog which are to be paired with Cuttlebug to be able to cut out shapes. 

I am still working out whether or not you need a C plate (which doesn't come with your Cuttlebug package) or if you can easily just pick up a second B plate so that it doesn't crack the plates when you push the whole sandwich through. The default CB package comes with a machine, one B plate, and two A plates. 

Saving the best for last - the January SOTM: Beloved Bouquet! 

Of course this looks very Valentine's Day-ish for those of us who have a million VD sets already. But, this set not only looks like it's versatile past that with the flowers, but also that it has the correct shading every time with the coordinating background solid stamps. With a qualifying 50$ CAD order this set can be yours for 6$ more! 

Happy New Year! I'll let you know about what I discover with the ThinCuts!