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 Sell-A-Bration


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? 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!

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 or SAB Mini than please send me a quick email and I will mail one out to you.

Best Wishes - January 2007  

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What's New?

Happy New Year! I wish each and everyone out there a year of success, happiness, health and achievements.

Sell-A-Bration has officially started...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.

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Featured Accessory

Accents & Elements - Sweet Nothings (Page 11 of the Winter Mini Catalogue)

Exclusive die-cut accents add a touch of elegance to your projects. More than 100 self-adhesive accents coordinate with the Enchante and Loves Me Designer Series papers and are packaged in a keepsake tin you can alter after use. Contains 12 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 sheets (3 ea. of 4 designs) of self-adhesive die-cut card stock. #108334 $10.95 CAD.

Featured Stamp Set

Fancy Flexible Phrases (Page 10 of the Winter Mini Catalogue)

This set is sure to give hours and hours of fun cardmaking #108323 $54.95 CAD.

Featured Wheel

Bodacious - Jumbo Wheel (Page 114 of the 2006 - 2007 Idea Book & Catalogue)

A beautiful wheel for scrapbook pages, cards and gift wrap. #107466 $10.95 CAD.

Colored Pencil Tips (www.scrapbookersparadise.com)

by Fran Saperstein

Using colored pencils can be an art of its own. For many of us, myself included, the pencils can be intimidating. I’ve been coloring all my life, but only in the past five years or so have I really felt comfortable with colored pencils. Colored pencils aren’t difficult to learn; with a little patience and some tips, the secrets of colored pencils will unfold.

There are three primary things to consider: control, layering and blending.

Control is an issue of practice. Practice on scrap paper to control your pressure from light to heavy. Pull the paper away from you and you will see that the color appears different depending upon how much or how little is on the paper.

Follow the lines of the image. The lines of the image will show you the way to move your strokes. I can create textured clothing for example, by moving my pencils in the same way cloth was shaped. If I use vertical and horizontal lines, the clothes won't appear to blend in with the image.

Create depth with several tones of the same color. By using several yellow tones, including orange and raw sienna, I can create the rough texture of sand. Follow the lines of your stamp and use them as your guide for where the pencil should be moving and where deeper, darker color should go.

Focus your deeper colors around the edges to create dimension. To give the look of several layers without having to stamp and cut many times, add shadows. The shadows are often found when you move from one object to the other.

Start with lightly laid layers for realistic blending. By laying the first color down lightly and adding additional layers of color, you create depth that cannot necessarily be obtained with just one color. Think of flowers for a moment. Each petal actually has several different colors in it. By laying down light colors first and working your way to darker colors, adding more color as you go, a petal will appear more realistic and more dimensional.

Blend with a blender pencil. To make sure the color is completely blended, you should use a blender pencil. This is different from a blender pen. Blender pencils are colorless dry pencils that can help you to create that lovely integrated color that looks like it was painted. Look for one that leaves no waxy build-up and no film on the color, providing what appears to be seamless color on the paper.

Colored pencils provide complete control over your work. With a little practice using the tips above, you, too, can become a colored pencil enthusiast





























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


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