About Me  

My hometown is Calgary, AB but I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. We moved to Calgary in 1997. I was a stay at home Mom for over 6 years to 6 1/2 year old Taylor and 3 year old Jaiden until I went back to work part-time as a CSR and I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 2 1/2 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  

Winter Mini Catalogue

Holidays at Half Off Promotion

 

Sell-A-Bration Stamp Camp  

You and your friends are invited to this fun class on Saturday January 27th, 2007 from 10-2PM. What better way to have a chance to create some fun projects using the exclusive 5 new Sell-A-Bration Stamp sets and Simply Scrappin' Kit. Please contact me via email or telephone for more information and to register for this fun class! Space is limited. Registration and payment must be received by Monday January 1st to allow for the ordering of supplies and to prep for this event.

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.

Gift Certificates

Are you looking for a great gift for your spouse, friend or family member for Christmas? 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 Winter Mini which is in effect from December 1 - February 28, 2007 than please send me a quick email and I will mail one out to you.

Natural Beauty - December 2006  

Click here for wonderful project ideas.

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What's New?

I have a blog! Please check it out and come back and visit everyday...please pass the link on to anyone and everyone who would be interested!

Don't forget that Sell-A-Bration is quickly approaching...starting January 1 - February 28, 2007 spend $75 CAD and you get to choose 1 FREE limited edition stamp set, everyone benefits during Sell-A-Bration...customers, hostesses and recruits...so call or email me ASAP to book your workshop, there are a limited amount of dates available.

Oh my! It's less than 3 weeks till Christmas! I cannot believe it...you start the count down to Christmas and than all of a sudden it's knocking on your door! There is so much that I think I should be doing or have done by now...but, you know what...it really doesn't matter! I am just taking everything in and enjoying all the festivities...this really is a magical time of year and my family and I are so very thankful and blessed for everything.

I hope that each and everyone of you have a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. Merry Christmas!

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Featured Accessory

Ribbon Originals - Flirty (Page 17 of the Winter Mini Catalogue)

This fun ribbon collection coordinates with the Loves Me Designer Series Paper. Includes 5 designs, approx. 2 yds. each. #108263 $13.50 CAD.

Featured Stamp Set

Tagger's Dozen (Page 4 of the Winter Mini Catalogue)

This set is so much fun, use the Small Tag Punch to make quick and fun tags. #108303 $22.95 CAD.

Featured Wheel

Alphabet (Page 21 of the Winter Mini Catalogue)

Have fun using this wheel on all your children's scrapbook pages. #108422 $8.25 CAD.

Distress Inks (www.scrapbookersparadise.com)

By Merrideth Chenoweth

I love the shabby, torn, beat up look! My favorite shoes are evidence of this! I've had them for almost ten years now; they're worn in, stained, and as comfortable as can be! This is how I want my heritage pages to feel, as comfortable as an old pair of shoes!

Here's how to use distress ink to lend age and add more depth to our creations!

The Techniques:
I really enjoy using and incorporating this product into my scrapbook pages. Some of the ways I have used Distress Ink in my scrapbook layouts include: stamping, piece edging, crumbled, non-crumbled, and photo tinting, though I am sure there are many more ways to use this product!

Stamping
Use the distress ink pad with rubber stamps for softer looks than regular ink pads.

Piece Edging
Sometimes, all your special piece needs is some highlights around the edges. For this, I hold the paper piece (tag, frame, photo mat or what ever) and quickly brush the Distress Ink pad at an angle against the very edge of the piece.

Sometimes I goof and end up inking the actual surface of the item, but it doesn't really matter since I'm going for the stained and worn in look. I just pretend that's how I intended for it to look. Add some chalking in a complimentary color and you're all set!

Crumpled
This is the method I use more than any other.

I crumple a dry piece of paper and flatten out a little so the paper is mostly flat, but the creases and bumps are still very evident. I brush the Distress Ink pad across the top of the paper, allowing only the peaks of the creases to be inked- the darker the better!

Then, I spray with either water or with walnut ink. The Distress Ink spreads quickly, giving various hues and shades. After the ink has wicked enough for my taste, I completely flatten with my brayer, and then quickly dry with my heat embosser (though an iron would work well too.)

Non-Crumpled
For this technique, do not crumple the paper at all. Roll your brayer repeatedly over the distress ink pad until covered. Then roll it at various angels over your piece, re-inking as necessary.

Photo Tinting
This was a fun thing to try! Since I used this technique on a photo I printed from my digital camera I wasn't too worried about destroying it if I made a mistake! I inked my rubber brayer, as in the non-crumpled technique above, and simply rolled it across my photograph quickly. The more times you do this, the darker the picture will be, so use a gentle hand!

FRIENDLY REMINDER: The holiday season is a busy time for Stampin' Up! Please order all your supplies earlier than later for making holiday cards, projects, papercrafts, etc to avoid disappointment. It has happened in past years that some colors of cardstock, ink, etc have gone on backorder early.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

www.michellescrapbooking.com

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