Quote from Lyssa

Lyssa from www.songofmyheartstampers.typepad.com posted an amazing quote on her blog that I thought I'd share with all of you. I couldn't have said it better myself if I tried….enjoy! "The point of handmade is not just that you did it cheaper or better or faster or cuter, or even that YOU had fun doing it. It's {Read More…}

Do you ever have one of those days?

You know…when you actually get up on the "RIGHT" side of the bed?! That’s the day I’m having! Life is good! I’m busy planning my team Awards Night  for tomorrow and am so looking forward to celebrating their accomplishments! We’ll have awesome presentations from Maggie Patterson and Kim Assaly…who both attended the Stampin’ Up! convention and came back {Read More…}

A Silver Lining In A Tough Economy

An interesting article by Laura Tiffany, Entrepreneur.com In economic times like these, the urge to hunker down in your house, limit spending and jump off the merry-go-round of shopping, credit and consumerism can be strong. And one way for people to step outside the system, if just for a few hours a week, is crafting. {Read More…}

Non-stamping related! Want to cry? This is amazing!

I know this isn’t stamping related…but, I really needed to share this. If you haven’t seen this video of Susan Boyle singing…you have to go check it out! Click here to see it  and get ready to be amazed! Josee

Win a free ONLINE INSPIRATION CLUB project tutorial

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Like to stamp at home? Join my ONLINE INSPIRATION CLUB

You’ll love my new Online Inspiration Club…check it out HERE! Each month you will receive via email: a PROJECT TUTORIAL  consiting of over 20 pages of detailed instructions with step by step photo’s for a special stamping project. the chance to created new projects at the convenience of your schedule! Bonus discounts for Stampin’ Up! products Your Inspiration Club {Read More…}

Valentine’s Week: The history of Valentine’s cards

The History of Greeting Cards (from the Postcard and Greeting Card Museum – www.emotionscards.com) Sending greeting cards to friends and family is a tradition that goes back about 200 years. They were mostly sent by the elite and wealthy in the early to mid 1800’s. Most of the early greeting cards were hand delivered and {Read More…}

Sharing some Fall Traditions

If you’ve never seen an Ottawa Fall, you’re missing out! It’s definetely such a great time to live in Canada! Though I hate that the cold is coming, the Fall colours are absolutely magical! As a rule, we try to go for a special outing to look at the Fall colours with the kids and this year- {Read More…}

I need your help!

I’d like to improve my blog and am looking for some suggestions and comments on: What makes you go back to read a stamping blog? What kind of features do you like? (Eg. guest bloggers, challenges, etc) What kind of theme days do you like? Or do you like them at all? What would you {Read More…}

What a great mail day!

Wooohooo….check out what I got in the mail today….a swap from Shelli Gardner, the Cofounder and CEO of Stampin’ Up! This adorable tag made my day. Shelli made them for all the Founder’s Circle Trip Achievers. (The top demonstrators in Canada and the US received a Free trip to Lake Powell, Arizona for 5 days.) {Read More…}

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