About Me  

My hometown is Calgary, AB but I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. We moved to Calgary in 1997. I am a Stay at Home Mom to Taylor 7 years old and Jaiden 3 1/2 years old. I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for almost 3 years now. My husband Bill and I have been married for 8 years. Like most people we lead a very busy life!

Stampin' Up! is a wonderful company to be a part of. Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Papercrafts is a hobby that I have become very passionate about. Each morning when I sit at my computer and visit my favorite websites and blogs I can't help but become very excited and passionate about what people are creating all over the World, it's a great way to start my day.


Stampin' Up!® News  

Click here for the online version of the 2006-2007 Catalogue. Click on the Online Catalogue picture or on the above link.

Stampin' Up! in Quebec
Stampin' Up! expands to French Speaking Canadians. Click here for online catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Downunder
Stampin' Up! expands to Australia with their very own catalogue and distribution centre.


Specials and Promotions  

Spring Mini

Share What I Love Promotion

Say It With Stamps Promotion

Stamper's Groups

 

What a great way to build up your Stampin' Up! collection, learn new techniques and visit with friends. Gather a group of friends and family together and contact me for more details.

Stamp Camps
If you can't make it to my Stamp A Stacks. Than call or email me to arrange for ME to bring a Stamp-A-Stack to your house on a day that works best for you and your friends.

Catalogue Workshops

If you cannot find time to host a workshop than do a Catalogue workshop, gather orders from friends and family and submit the order to me to see if you qualify for hostess benefits. Contact me for more details.

Gift Certificates  

Are you looking for a great gift for your spouse, friend or family member? Give them a Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate, contact me for details.


Start a Home Based Business  
If you have ever thought of owning your own business at a reasonable start up cost and you love Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Papercrafts than Stampin' Up! is for you. Contact me for information. I would love to get a demo package out to you!

Newsflash  

I've decided not to mail out the mini catalogues thru Stampin' Up! at this time. If you are interested in receiving the Spring Mini than please send me a quick email and I will mail one out to you.


Fresh Ideas - April 2007  

Click here for wonderful project ideas.

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What's New?

Happy Easter!

The month of April is for celebrating 5 years that Stampin' Up! has been in Canada.

We are on the move this month, at the end of April we will be moving into a new home so more than likely I won't be getting much done this month but packing!

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Featured Accessory

Round Tab Punch (Page 17 of the Spring Mini Catalogue)

Adding tabs to our art journals - or any project - has never been easier! Make each tab unique by decorating them with Designer Series paper and stamped images. Item #108340 $19.95 CAD.

Featured Stamp Set

Bundle of Joy (Page 22 of the Spring Mini Catalogue)

I have seen so many wonderful samples with this stamp set, it's good for kids and of course everyone always knows someone that is having a baby! Item#108561 $31.95 CAD.

Featured Wheel

Sandy Shells - Standard Wheel (Page 7 of the Spring Mini Catalogue)

An all occasion wheel great for cards, scrapbook pages, gift wrap and summer occasions. #108978 $8.95 CAD.

Wedding & Baby Shower Season is Upon Us
Looking for a way to trim your invitation budget without sacrificing quality and style? Tired of the same announcements and  invitations you see in catalog after catalog? Want your event to stand out? Whether your style is traditional, contemporary, or casual, our staff can help you find what you need to make your own custom  invitations and announcements. 

Some things to consider:

What types of papers can you use?
Vellum (translucent paper) is ideal for inserts and gives a nice option to printing right on your background paper. You can print on vellum on most printers, making sure to give each paper drying time to avoid smudges. A new smudge free vellum is on its way for inkjet printers from WorldWin Paper.
Mulberry paper is quite thin and gives a beautiful delicate look.
Velvet or hand made papers offer a really luxurious and rich look.
Pearlescents - mirror like finish on one side and a smith white printable surface on the other.
Petallics - these shimmering micra coated papers are designer favorites.  Double sided color for added versatility and a sublime surface finish add an air of sophistication.
Scrapbooker's Paradise is also pleased to offer a new line of custom envelopes and liners. Now it's easy to match your whole invitation package! These items are available at our South Store location only - become a member and use our die cut machine to cut your own. New vellum and petallic envelopes will also be arriving soon at all the stores.

Additional Considerations when making Wedding Invitations
Traditionally, invitations are sent out 6 - 8 weeks before the wedding. With today's busy lifestyles its a good idea to aim for at least 8 weeks for all but the most informal weddings.
Once you have decided on the date you want to send your invitations, make an estimate of the time you will need to make and prepare your stationery. Things to consider include:
*How many invitations are you sending?
*Are your family/friends/fiance(e) helping or do you have to do it all yourself?
*How long does it take to make each invite?
Now double your estimate! Thing's don't always go as planned and if you have some contingency plans, you will not get stressed even if your friends drop out of a crafting session, or you need to order extra supplies.
Now that you've got all the information you need, let us help you get started creating those one of a kind invitations for your very special day!

Monogram Mania

by Lindsay Teague

Sometimes, something little can say a whole lot. Take a monogram for instance: a single letter represents a whole theme, a name or a title. It’s no coincidence that I am writing this article today with my “Laverne” shirt on. You know the kind - with the letter embroidered on the upper left. Monograms aren’t only showing up on shirts though; you can find them on purses, jewelry and even jeans. It’s no great surprise that they’ve expanded beyond the fashion industry into scrapbooks across the world.

Monograms can add that extra touch to your scrapbook pages to take them from drab to fab! Look around you; inspiration is everywhere-- fashion, advertising, company logos and now, your favorite scrapbook products. Every day, new products containing monograms are popping up. These puppies are hot, so make sure you hoard as many as possible!

Here are a few ideas to help you on your way to monogramming bliss:

 - Enlarge the letter you need in your favorite font. Then, print and cut it out. Now you have a custom embellishment in that perfect color and proportion.

 - Grab a pre-made monogram and embellish it with ribbon to add a touch of femininity. Hint: to make it masculine looking, embellish with twill or jute.

 - Shabby up your monogram by crumpling it, inking it or sanding it.

 - Make your monogram truly unique by painting it and stamping the full word right on top of it.

 - Use a monogram not only to represent a first name, but a last name as well. Do a page on what your last name means to you.

 - Print your monogram letter in a variety of fonts and print it onto a transparency. Now you can overlay it on a picture or a portion of your page.

 - Go to your local fabric store and pick up a package of those iron-on letters for fabric. Use your heat-embossing tool to attach it to your page. This will give the illusion of the letter being embroidered to the page.

Take a look around your world and notice all the different ways monograms can be used. You’ll be amazed by what you see. Use that as inspiration for your next masterpiece.

 

 

 

 

 

Stampin' Up! It's all about creativity.

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Email Me!

Michelle Nadraszky
Stampin' Up!® Senior Consultant
(403) 229-1724

www.michellescrapbooking.com

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