Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Dec 1st, 2022

Happy Dec 1st everyone!  Did you know that there are only 24 more sleeps til Santa arrives!

And I get to order the Occasions Mini Catalogs today!!!!   I can't show them to you until January 4th...but I can tell you that you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE all the yummy new stamps and tools and papers!!!! This mini will be in effect Jan 4 thru Apr 30th.

  And also, Sale-a-Bration time is coming up soon too, so you will be able to earn FREE products with each $60.00 order you place during the Sale-a-Bration sales period.  This promotion will be in effect Jan 24th thru Mar 31st.

Just wanted to give you all a heads up of the GREAT things coming early in the new year.

Hope you all got your Christmas cards all ready to mail.  (that is what I spent the day doing)  Here are the mailing guidelines from Canada Post:


Holiday CardsSend by
Local DeliveryDecember 19
Within ProvinceDecember 16
Outside ProvinceDecember 15
Buy Stamps
Holiday PackagesSend by
Regular Parcel (Most Economical?December 12
Xpresspost™ (Fast?December 21
Priority™ Next A.M.* (Rush?December 22


Holiday CardsSend by
Cards and LettersDecember 13
Buy Stamps
Holiday PackagesSend by
Expedited Parcel – USA (Most Economical?December 8
Xpresspost™ (Fast?December 16
Priority™ Worldwide (Rush?December 20

Shel's Stampin' News- December 2011

Shel’s Stampin News                                           December 2011

Well, it’s finally here…December!  And that means only 24 more sleeps til Santa arrives! 

And of course, a crazily busy month of preparation for the holidays.  I have done very well so far, I have all my cards made and addressed, ready to mail, I have my presents already mailed that go to the east coast, and I have all my presents purchased for those in town….now I just have to wrap them!  Do I have any volunteers?  Wrapping is my least favorite part of the holidays! 

1.         Classes this month are reduced, because everyone is just too busy this time of year!!
 December classes are as follows: 

Scrapbooking Class:  December 1 @ 6:30  $20.00 or Free with $30.00 catalog order
Cardmaking Technique Class:  December 8 @ 6:30  $25.00 or Free with $30.00 order
Free Crop and Potluck Lunch:  December 10 from 10-4- FREE

2.        I have put together a basic class schedule for Jan thru June 2012. This way you can mark the dates on your calendar and even reserve a seat well in advance!   Specialty classes will be announced in future newsletters as well as on my blog and on Kijiji. Here is that schedule:

Flat Fee
Catalog Order


Free Crop
Free Crop

Card Techniques
Card Techniques

Girls Night
Girls Night

**Specialty classes & monthly specials will be announced on my blog:, in my monthly newsletter, and on Kijiji.

Free Crop

Card Techniques

Girls Night

1.      3.    My monthly special for January is free shipping on any order placed through me directly that is over 100.00!  (pretax) 
1.    4.    The new Occasions Mini catalog is active Jan 4th thru Apr 30th 2012 and you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE the amazing new products in this little catalog!!!  I can hardly wait until then to show you!  There are just soooooo many new and different tools, stamps etc.

     5.      January also means Sale-a-Bration time!  This is the BEST time of the year, because for every $60.00 you order, you get to choose a FREE stamp set or product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  Who doesn’t LOVE free products!  Sale-a-Bration runs from January 24 thru March 31 2012.

6.  Are you looking for a gift idea for a friend or family member who is a paper crafter?  Stampin’ Up! gift certificates ensures they will get exactly what they want.  They are available in any denomination and come with an awesome gift certificate holder.  Contact me today if you would like to purchase one

1.       7.   Currently, there are no backordered items.  We only have one item that is temporarily unavailable and that is the embossing buddy.  As soon as Stampin’ Up! locates a new supplier, they will let us know.

I want to sincerely thank you for your support in 2011.  I wish each of you a warm and Happy Holiday!  I look forward to seeing you in 2012.   As always, I have attached a tutorial for you, have fun!

Inky hugs til next month,
Shel Anderson            Phone: 232-7744     Email:      Blog:


**Heat emboss a line art image in black embossing powder
Take your Aquapainter dedicated to bleach
and color within the lines of the embossing to
bleach out the image. 
** The darker the card stock the more dramatic the effect. 
 Watch as the bleach removes color leaving a beautiful faded image.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 2011 Technique Class

Wow, we learned some awesome techniques this month.

First up is a fabulous fall card using a technique called Jacobs Coat.   It makes such a striking card! Lots of ink and versamark and heat embossing went into this card.

 Our second card used the Simply Scored for the Background...the possibilities are limitless!  It also showed us that our mat for our focal image does not always have to be bigger- note that the bottom of the focal image has no mat!

 And our third card was so fun to make.  It is a two panel card that sits in a freestanding box for display, yet lays flat for mailing.   This picture does not do it justice with all the awesome glitter.

If you would like to learn the techniques to making AWESOME cards like this, sign up for Cardmaking Technique Class today!

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 2011 Christmas Card Class

 This first card used the stamp set Contemp Christmas and Word Play.....and features a unique fold.

 The second card was a punch art card using the Blossom Punch and the Stocking Punch.

 Our third card used the stamp set Holiday Lineup and Perfect Punches

Our fourth card featured the Stitched Stockings stamp set, the stocking punch and the Petite Pairs stamp set.

And last but not least this cute card was made with Greeting Card Kids stamp set and retired Christmas Punch stamp set.