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 an 8 year old daughter and a 4 1/2 year old son. I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 3 1/2 years now. My husband Bill and I have been married for 9 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 and think about the projects I will be creating today!


Stampin' Up!® News  

Click here for the online version of the 2008 Spring/ Summer Catalogue.

Click here for the online version of the 2007 Fall/Winter Catalogue.

Catalogue prices have gone down 7% starting with the 2008 Spring/Summer Catalogue. Click here for a list with the new revised prices. This also applies to the Occasion Mini.

Stampin' Up! Quebec
Stampin' Up! in Quebec. Click here to view their online catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Downunder
Stampin' Up! Australia. Click here to view their online catalogue .

Stampin' Up! New Zealand
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Stampin' Up! United Kingdom
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Stampin' Up! France
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Stampin' Up! Germany
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Specials

Sale-A-Bration (previously called Sell-A-Bration) February 1 - March 17, 2008.

Occasions Mini Collection March 1 - May 31, 2008

Wild for Wasabi Special Product Offer
March 1 - April 30, 2008

Hostess Promotion
March 18 - April 30, 2008

Dormant List

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.

Custom Made Cards
Need cards? I can design any type of card to your specifics: Wedding, Birthday, Thank You, Sympathy, Holidays, All Occasion. 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!


Sale-A-Brate with Crew Classics Colours - March 2008  

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Ideas & Techniques

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What's New?

It's Sale-A-Bration time! (February 1 - March 17th)

Only 14 more days! for you to take advantage of this exciting promotion, unfortunately for YOU (not for me!) I am going on holidays on the 11th of March so if you would like to place an order than I need your order and payment by Friday March 7th and I can have your order shipped directly to you.

You can now order from the Occasions Mini until May 31, 2008. Check the mini out online, there is some wonderful new product in there!

Keep in mind that Stampin' Up! prices have gone down an additional 7% starting with the Spring/Summer Collection 2008 catalogue, Stampin' Up! did not have time to adjust their prices in the catalogue before printing so look to the left in the Stampin' Up! News column for a link to a revised price list that you can print out this reduced price list also applies to the Occasions Mini which started March 1st.

Sale-A-Bration News:

Customers: For every $70 purchase you make, you will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.

Hostesses: In addition to our regular hostess benefits, hostesses will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set for workshops that reach $400 or more.

New Demonstrators : During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set--a value of up to $60.95--from the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection! Plus, new demonstrator recruits get 20 percent off the Demonstrator Starter Kit--over $400 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies for only $208!

Stampin' Up! Hostess benefits have been dropped - to qualify for Hostess benefits now you only need $200 not $225.

New product to take note of in the Spring/ Summer 2008 Collection:

*12" x 12" Card Stock Returns in all colors (Page 164 & 165)
* Scallop Notes (Page 167)
*Beautiful new Designer Series Paper (168 - 171)
*Flower Fusion (Felt Flowers) (Page 177)
*New punches (Page 180 - 181)
*Rub-ons (Page 182)
*Sticky Cuts Letters (Page 186)
*New Stampin' Glitter (Page 186)
*Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (Page 186)
*Bead Duo (Page 192)
*Pockets & Pieces (Pge 192)
*Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Page 191)

Resources

Sale-A-Bration Brochure 2008 Stampin' Supplies.

Occasions Mini Collection 2008 Stampin' Supplies.

Do you have trouble co-ordinating Stampin' Up! colors? Than click here.

My 10 Scrapbooking Lessons (Scrapbooker's Paradise)

Though I've not been scrapbooking for many years, but in over two years, I've learned a few important lessons about this hobby. Such lessons will serve as good reminders as I continue on my journey of preserving my favourite memories.

Run through the list and see if you can resonate with any of my lessons learned. Maybe you'll find one or two ah-ha moments. Maybe you have something new, fun and interesting to share with us, if so, please send me your ideas.

Ah-Ha #1
One of the things I've been trying to encourage scrapbookers to do is to create layouts about themselves. Step out from behind the camera occasionally and be photographed. Create layouts on yourself. You are the family historian yes, but your future generations will also love to learn more about you.

Ah-Ha #2
Everyone has a style. We might start off imitating and scraplifting heaps from the magazines and others. Still, you do have a style. It's a matter of discovering your own preferences and unique style.

Ah-Ha #3
Perfection is a hard thing to keep. In fact, the little imperfections found in our pages are what make our pages unique and special. There's always the next layout where you can better improved on a technique or style. Scrapping is about experimenting, making mistakes and enjoying oneself!

Ah-Ha #4
Don't get stressed up about not creating layouts in a chronological order. I don't. I scrap as and whenever inspiration strike. I can be creating layouts about today's photos that I've just snapped, or I could be picking up photos from 5 years ago and doing pages on them. I could be combining photos from different time periods and using them on my pages. Go where your inspiration urges you. It's OK and keeps the fun rolling.

Ah-Ha #5
It gives you many opportunities to uncover stories from your parents, grandparents and other family members. People are more willing to share when it's for family records. And it let you listen in to many stories you might otherwise not know about!

Ah-Ha #6
While others share, you got to share too! Let your voice be heard in your journaling. Let heartfelt words, feelings and thoughts fill your pages.

Ah-Ha #7
Scrapping can be therapeutic. It happens to me and it has happened to others too. I know because one beginner told me how making a scrapbook about her beloved cat which passed away, filled her up with happy memories of moments shared. Starting this album has encouraged her to think about creating albums for her two existing cats.

Ah-Ha #8
Don't just reserve photo-taking for occasions like birthdays and vacations. Take out your camera and start shooting at everyday moments. Remember, your everyday moments form the major portion of your life. So please don't miss out on scrapping your everyday moments.

Ah-Ha #9
People go through different phases. Likewise, your layouts will go through evolution. Don't worry about not liking your pages 5 years down the road. Your ever evolving style will document the fact that scrapping style like life, changes.

Ah-Ha #10
Don't be caught up with the latest and newest supplies. We start off scrapbooking because we want to preserve our memories. Ultimately, it's still our photos and journaling that take center stage, and embellishments are supposed to supplement and enhance, not overshadow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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