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New Year = New Products

January 5th, 2016 | Comments (0)

This new year, 2016, of course brings with it some new Stampin’ Up! products…

...and some of them are FREE but more on that it a bit…

First, it’s time for a brand new seasonal catalogue – click on the photo to view:

It’s chock full of wonderful new fun products and toys.  Here is a video showing one of my new favorite things:

While I’m in love with this Rose Wonder stamp set and thinlits dies package, you’ll see my favorite new item at the 2:30 minute mark in the video…

the new Big Shot Die Brush!  Oh lovely die brush – where have you been my whole life!!  You will want one of these babies in your life as well!  And at $13.50 – who doesnt?!

Now let’s talk FREE for a moment…

…It’s Sale-A-Bration time!  

The best time of the Stampin’ UP! year!

Here’s the deal – for every $60 you spend, you get to choose one FREE product from this brochure:

Click photo to view all 19 pages!

Now you may want to pay special attention to pages 16-19 cause these FREE products are only available until February 15th!  There are stamp sets and Designer Series Paper you do NOT want to miss out on!

You can place your order HERE or email them to me at nzandbergen@shaw.ca.







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A Little Christmas Fun

November 19th, 2015 | Comments (0)

Festival of Trees sample-1

I saw this on Pinterest awhile back and just had to recreate it for myself.  It’s just fun and quirky. 🙂

Supplies used:

Stamps – Festival of Trees

Ink & Paper – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Glimmer paper

Accessories – Big Shot & Lucky Stars embossing folder, tree punch, hemp twine, piercing tools, dimensionals, small star punch




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Winter Snowglobe

November 16th, 2015 | Comments (0)

Sleigh Ride sample-1

Stampin’ Up! has provided us with some amazing accessories to create beautiful cards with this season!  These Sleigh Ride edgelits are fantastic to work with!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Versatile Christmas

Ink & Paper – Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver & Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Silver Foil, Basic Black

Accessories – Big Shot & Circle framelits, Sleigh Ride edgelits, Hearth & Home thinlits, piercing tools, dimensionals




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Oh What Fun Class

November 12th, 2015 | Comments (1)

Oh What Fun Tag Class-1

The “Oh What Fun” tag kit on page 5 of the Holiday Catalogue has materials to make 3 sets of 10 different tags.  I thought it might be fun to see what else I could create instead of tags.  So with 1 set, I created the gift tags, and with the 2nd set I made 10 note cards:

Oh What Fun Tag Class-2

…and with the 3rd set, I created a set of 10 different little gift packages!

Oh What Fun Tag Class-3

So now I’m offering a class to make everything you need for Christmas – gifts, cards and tags – in one evening!

Oh What Fun Tag Kit Class

DATE:  Thursday, December 10th

TIME:  6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

COST:  $45

RSVP:  by November 27 at nzandbergen@shaw.ca

If you are in the Calgary area, I’d love to have you come!



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Gift Card Holder

November 9th, 2015 | Comments (1)

Do you love Buddy the Elf?


Buddy has definitely coined some of my most favorite phrases of all time – if you come to visit my house at any time of year, you are sure to hear someone say one of these Buddy quotes:

“The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!”

“I just like to smile.  Smiling’s my favorite.”

“Don’t be a Cotton-Headed Ninny Muggins!”

“And guess what – I love you, I love you, I love youuuuuu!”

So I made my WOW project for my Christmas Card Class this year a Gift Card Holder that is fashioned after the happiest elf of all time!

Elf Gift Card Holder-2

Elf gift card holder-1

The pouch is made using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and cutting a cardstock insert to fit inside.  A gift card can then be attached to the insert with two-sided tape.  

I don’t gift very many gift cards, but I sure want to give someone a gift card this year just so I can pass along this little cutie!!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Oh What Fun

Ink & Paper – Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Gold Foil, Whisper White

Accessories – Big Shot & Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, piercing tools, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, 2 3/8″ scallop circle punch, 1 1/4″  circle punch, Daffodil Delight satin ribbon (retired), Old Olive baker’s twine






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Warm Window Scene

November 2nd, 2015 | Comments (1)

Happy Scenes sample-1

I love this card.  The brick wall, a perfect outdoor Christmas window scene, the touch of silver and bling, and the white and navy color scheme – I’m not sure what part is my favorite.  Maybe it’s the way they all work together.  

Supplies used:

Stamps – Happy Scenes, Versatile Christmas

Ink & Paper – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Basic Black

Accessories – Big Shot & Brick Wall embossing folder, Hearth & Home Thinlits, dimensionals, silver cord, rhinestone gems




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