Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Thanksgiving

Hello everyone.

Thanksgiing is early this year. Do you have your plans confirmed?

Unfortunately my family will not be traveling over to Surrey to my sister's for Thanksgiving and that's too bad because my sister makes the best turkey dinner using traditional recipes passed down by our mom, in particular the stuffing. And we'll miss the 'turkey dance'. This is a funny, quirky thing my sister does with the turkey in had. She started it to entertain the kids when they were little but some still get a kick out of it.

I usually prepare some of the vegetables such as the brussel sprouts and I traditionally make one of the family's favourite casserole - my Curried Cauliflower. Yum, yum! I have to mke two of them so everyone gets their share plus some for leftovers, which seldom happens.

Still a little unsure what we will do this year. Probably something small for my husband and daughter. And I will make the curried cauliflower dish as my daughter loves it.

So now for the card. I love the Vintage Leaves and coordinating framelits on page 125 of the Annual catalogue and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits on page 213.

The greeting is from the very popular Painted Harvest stamp set introduced in the Holiday catalogue on page 49.

I used Crushed Curry as the card base and stamped the leaves by first inking with a base colour and then using a dauber, tapping a second colour on top. I then stamped some of the leaves using Versamark ink and embossed them with Copper embossing powder.

I really enjoyed making this card and I hope you enjoy. All of the products used can be found in my online store.

Happy Stamping everyone.

Now please navigate to the next blog.
Hop over to MiRan's blog.

MiRan B.
Adrienne H.
Bruni P. 

Friday, 1 September 2017

It's September 1st - Are you kidding me?

Did you see this happen??? Not me! The 'back to school' ads were kind of letting me know but I still thought it was weeks away!!

The only great thing about it being September 1, as a demonstrator, is that the Holiday Catalogue went live this morning. Now everyone can purchase what they need for all their holiday creations.

I've just put the new catalogue image on my home page and if you click on it, you will be taken to the online version. Want a personal copy? Contact me to make arrangements to get one in your hands.

I am very sorry that my Open House was a bust. There just wasn't enough interest. I'm thinking about scheduling it again in October to give you a chance to see all the wonderful projects I've been creating - you can take away some ideas.

Along with the release of the new catalogue is a new promotion for hosts.

The fall would be a great time to have some friend over for a stamping party. I'm happy to bring a project and all the materials. Your friends could have a look through the catalogue and place orders with you. Also, share the catalogue with your neighbours and co-workers to get as many orders as you can. In this way you can earn this free stamp set plus 10% in additional free products. Check out the video here.

The hostess code for September is ZECM4VJH.
Use this code when placing an online order under $200 and your name will be entered into a monthly draw.

Happy stamping everyone.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Seashore Stampers Bog Hop - Anything but a card

Hello fellow stampers,

Welcome again to our monthly blog hop which features a little group of Victoria Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who enjoy each others company, support, project ideas and great potluck lunches.

This month we decided to make something that is 'not a card'. I'm featuring a little box I found on You Tube that uses a 6x6 piece of Designer Series Paper. The unique feature of this little box is that it can be folded for storage so you could make a few and have them handy when you have that little gift to give to someone.

Here is the box I made.

To see how to make this card, check out Buckeye Inklings video. She does an excellent job explaining how to make this box as well as how to change the dimensions for other sizes.

I really love this little box. I particularly like the box she demonstrates for a gift card. There is room for some chocolates in it as well so for the coffee lovers in my life, I would put in a coffee gift card along with some chocolate covered coffee beans. Let me know what you think of this box by sending me a comment.

By clicking on Next Blog you will be taken to Jean's project.

Blog contributors:
Erica (me)

Happy stamping everyone.