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March 30, 2010

Stamp Club during Earth Hour

Our stamp club was last Saturday and it happened to land on Earth Hour part way thru the class. So we shut off all the power put away the heat gun and brought out candles.

Stamping in the dark was rather tricky but it was a big twist to what we normally do. It made us realize how crafting back when there were no electricity around was like....

Nevertheless, all of us were able to complete our projects and all of them turned out to be master pieces. This was one of the cards we made that evening in darkness.

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March 13, 2010

Simple Canvas Stamping

Here's to those who are interested in stamping on canvas!!

The wonderful thing about canvas stamping is that it works like stamping on paper! Even coloring with pastels and blender pens give the same effect.

I cut out squares using the Cottage Wall Design Series Paper and stamped images from the free Sale-a-Bration set, Happy Moments.

This project is such a great way to display my favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and at the same time bid farewell to my beloved Happy Moments stamp set. I can even hang this on my wall!

Sale-a-Bration is ending in a couple of weeks on March 31. So here's your last chance at getting free stamp sets like Happy Moments!!

Every $65 purchase gives you a free Sale-a-Bration item!! Pin It now!

March 11, 2010

Last Sale-A-Bration Open House of March 2010

Open House at my home (contact me for directions)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: FREE

Shelli Gardner (CEO & Co-founder of Stampin' Up!) flew from Utah to my house on March 4 for an incredible workshop. Along with various demonstrations, this Open House on March 21 will be show-casting things that Shelli demonstrated at my home.

As always, there will be make n' takes, door prizes and goodies to munch on.


Here's your last chance to earn free items from Stampin' Up!

Sale-a-Bration is an annual event where you can earn free products by placing orders, hosting free workshops and signing up as a demonstrator.

Every $65 purchase you place will earn you a free product (stamp set, border punch, or paper stack).

This Sale-a-bration Promotion ends MARCH 31, 2010! Hurry!!

FREE Prize draws

Door prize tickets will be offered by the following ways:

1. just for attending
2. bringing a friend who is new to me
3. 10 extra tickets for joining a club
4. extra ticket for EVERY $25 order placed before s/h & taxes
5. 5 extra tickets for booking a workshop/party
6. 10 extra tickets for signing up as my downline
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March 8, 2010

Workshop of a Lifetime with Shelli and Sara

It was the most incredible day ever since signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (since Dec '09) and I'm sure nothing else will top this day!
I wasn't able to clean my house the days before because my dog was sprayed by a skunk, so instead I was busy fabreezing the house and washing the dog every second day with whatever remedy I found thru google. On March 4, I took the day off work to madly clean the house in the morning until at 4:30pm, Stampin' Up! CEO, Shelli Gardner and Sara Douglass's giant rental SUV pulled up on my drive way in Vancouver.
Ida Chan with Stampin' Up! Shelli Gardner and Sara Douglass

I was able to invite Shelli and Sara over earlier so that we can have a bit of chitchat before the opportunity meeting and workshop started. During my alone time with Shelli and Sara, I was offered a lot of great advice on growing my business and expanding my network. They were amazing and encouraging in every way that a new demonstrator would ever need. I felt so flattered when they complimented the work I had laid out around the living! to be complimented by the Great One was...surreal! AND...They didn't even mind the skunk-smelling dog wandering around us the whole time!

At 6pm, our opportunity meeting started with a few potential recruits of mine and my downlines' as attendees. Shelli and Sara shared their emotional stories about their start with Stampin' Up! and we were able to related and connect with them and shared our stories in return.

opportunity meeting with Shelli Gardner in Vancouver
The 1-hour meeting went by quickly and before you know it, I had to kick my demonstrators out so that we can start the workshop at 7:30. It was such for rush for everyone! and I was beginning to worry about Shelli and Sara because they've been here since 4:30! They must be exhausted! Especially when they had to travel all the way from Williams Lake that morning from Diannae Galloway's workshop.

Stampin' Up! Sara Douglass make and takeAs people started filling up my living room, Sara had my guests start on their first make n' take which was a simple tag for a pen. What a great idea, right?! because everyone needs a pen when they got a long wish-list to complete! Sara was absolutely amazed at how little she needed to aid my guests with the make n' take. They were all natural stampers!

It was my first time to be a hostess since becoming a demonstrator. It was also the first workshop that I ever got to sit-back, relax and watch. But how could I relax when the CEO and co-founder is at my home?! I was so excited, better yet I was SUPER excited. And not only did I have the privilege to be my own hostess, I got hostess gifts from Shelli! She made this gorgeous vintage favor box stuffed with a spool of satin ribbon. Goodies!!
Hostess gift from Stampin' Up! Shelli Gardner

Shelli demo-ed a technique that is useful to people with scrap pieces...who doesn't have scraps? She pieced strips of DS paper and ran it thru the BigShot to die cut into a fancy butterfly. Simple and economic! Don't waste those scraps anymore and save the Earth!
Stampin' Up! Shelli Gardner in workshop of a lifetime

Our final make n' take is so elegant yet it still yelled "style". We used the Groom Specialty PaperBasic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Note Cards, and the FREE sale-a-bration set Vintage Labels
workshop of a lifetime make and take

It was such a fun workshop that I wish it hadn't end so quickly. I tried to absorb and enjoy every second of the evening and to help preserve my memory of every moment, I had my dad help me video-record the whole workshop. My brother helped capture special moments of the night with his camera and my mom had been the sweetest by running in and out of the living room to refresh our goodies for our tummies. I'd like to thank them all for being so awesome!

Workshop of a lifetime group picture
By the time most of my guests were gone, Shelli and Sara looked totally exhausted. They were so quick at packing up and were so sweet to offer help in cleaning. I wanted to keep them around longer, but I couldn't let that happen because they still got a long trip ahead of them and I don't think they had any more energy left. So I finished the cleaning, took some more pictures with them, exchanged our last words and said good-bye. The last message from Shelli to me was "The day you walk across the stage for your Rising Star, I will remember this day".
I look forward to that day and will work so incredibly hard to be on that stage!! Thank you Shelli and Sara for an unforgettable day!

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March 2, 2010

Stamp Club

Come join

The Stamp Club starting in April

Learn the A to Z of paper crafting. This is a perfect club for those who are just starting out on their crafting adventure or for those who wants to take their crafting to the next level! This is also a great club to meet others while budgeting your craft spendings

What you get: 

• 8 months of FREE monthly club meetings with your other club members, where you learn techniques by making a few projects, and use my tools, punches, stamp sets and The Big Shot (die-cut machine) 
FREE copy of the most recent Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue and all the Mini Catalogues that are released during the 8 months of stamp club.
• One month where YOU get to be the ‘hostess’ and receive the first level of hostess benefits (at least $20 free merchandise and a free stamp set).
• Increase your benefits in your hostess month by hosting a workshop for you and your friends. All orders placed at the event will be added to your club month, to increase your free hostess dollars! Or, just sit back with your automatic first level benefits if you choose.

What you do: 

• Sign up for 8 months in the club.
• Each month, purchase at least $25 in orders (which will go towards the benefits of that month’s ‘hostess’)

Spaces are still available for the April club,
contact me if you are interested or have any questions.
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