Saturday, July 6, 2013

July Newsletter

Newsletter- July 2013

  Shel’s Stampin’ News                                                July 3, 2013

Hello Girls! 

Well summer weather has FINALLY arrived in Manitoba and boy oh boy has it been humid and hot!  I truly hope that you are finding time each day to get out there and enjoy the summer weather, because summers are short!! Today we are supposed to reach a whopping 32 degrees ( 90 Fahrenheit) - oh my that is going to be hot! 

I have a ton of news /specials/promotions to tell you about, so lets get started: 

1.  The Holiday Catalog is coming in August!  It is chock full of great Halloween, Christmas and Winter themed stamps and some AMAZING new products.  Contact me to preorder your copy. Cost is $2.00 (plus postage if mailed out) and includes a coupon for $2.00 off your first order.  Watch your email for an invitation to the Holiday Catalog Kick Off Party in August! 
2.  What to Washi - New Online Class
What To Washi Online Class - Digital Download
LOVE TO LEARN?  Check out the latest Stampin' Up! on-line class, What to Washi.  SAVE 40% when you purchase both the What to Washi on-line class and Washi Tape as a Washi Tape Bundle.  Class includes step-by-step videos and PDFs for over 30 projects. Check out all the available online classes here:

3.   The 25th Anniversary stamp set for July is out…it is called the Best of Shelli, check out all the Best of 25 Years stamps here: 

Remember to keep your collector sticker, and fill your collector card and  you get to choose one stamp set from the catalog for FREE!  Yeah we like free! Details are on the card.

4.  A new promotion for July has just been announced Buy 3 Designer Paper packs & Get 1 FREE:  
Promotion Dates: July 1-31, 2013
A splash of pattern can give your paper crafting projects instant WOW!  Now through July 31, buy three packs of select Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and get one for FREE!  Stock up!  Buy SIX and get two free!  There is no maximum limit!
Choose any Designer Series Paper on pages 151, 153 and 154 of the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog with the following exceptions, which are not included:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered using hostess rewards

5.  Another new clear photopolymer stamp set has just been released Settin' Sail $16.95:
Check out all the photopolymer stamps available here:
NEW PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET:  SETTING SAIL!  Life’s better at the beach. Or on the sea. But wherever you are, you’ll find lots of reasons to use the images in this set—for vacation memory-keeping, nautical parties, summer fun. Stampin' Up! recommends clear blocks sizes A, C, & H (not included in the set) with this exclusive photopolymer stamp set. Photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. 
6.  The big announcement items from the Clearance Rack can now be added to your monthly orders. Clearance items cannot be part of your required $30, but you can tack Clearance Rack items on to the end of your order. Yeah!  This is a welcome change!



In the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Colour Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of the new colours in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.

 130034 $37.95Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
 131899 $4.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
 131265 $4.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
 131902 $4.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
 131901 $4.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
 131905 $4.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
 131266 $4.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
 131904 $4.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
 131898 $4.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
 131900 $4.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
 131903 $4.50Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker
8.  Upcoming class schedule: note that there is no potluck free crop in July or August, it is just too hard with kids off school, vacations – they will resume in September.

Thur July 4- Scrapbook Class 6:30 $20.00 flat fee or FREE with $30.00 order
Thur July 25- Card Class 6:30 $20.00 flat fee or FREE with $30.00 order

Thur Aug 1- Scrapbook Class 6:30 $20.00 flat fee or FREE with $30.00 order
Thur Aug 15- Card Class 6:30 $20.00 flat fee or FREE with $30.00 order
9.  Sketch Challenges- here are three new challenges for you this month- a scrapbook sketch, a card sketch, and a color challenge.  Be sure to send me your samples so I can post them on my blog to inspire others with your work! 

 scrapbook sketch challenge:


card sketch challenge:
color challenge for card, scrapbook or 3D project 

This is basically the new information that I have for you right now.  

If you need an annual catalog, I have a few left, they are $5.00 each and include a coupon for $5.00 off your first order.  If you want to pre-order a Holiday catalog they are $2.00 each and will arrive in August, and include a coupon for $2.00 off your first order. 

There is a ton of information on my blog- check out the green tabs at the top of my blog for promotions, catalogs, class schedules, newsletters, photopolymer stamps, and best of 25 years stampsets and more! 

Inky hugs til next time! 


  Weekly Summary:
My Digital Studio- reduced pricing- regular $99.95 now just $24.95 find more info here: 

Photopolymer Stamp Set-great deal!- only while supplies last-  more info here:
Single Stamps- due to popularity, assortment 3 and assortment 4 will    be available until July 31, 2013  See more info here:
My Paper Pumpkin-monthly kit program shipped direct to your home-$24.95 per month see more here:

MDS New Releases- find this week’s new releases here:
Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets- May- Best of Bride and Babies. April- Best of Butterflies, March- Best of Flowers, February- Best of Love, January- Best of Birthdays….see more info here:

If you have any questions about any of the above items, or to reserve a seat in my classes, contact me at 204-232-7744 or email

Friday, July 5, 2013

With Sympathy- Blooming With Kindness in Primrose Petals

This is the first of two sympathy cards the girls made in my June Specialty Class. 

It features the Blooming With Kindness stamp set.

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla and Primrose Petals
Ink:  Old Olive and Primrose Petals
Ribbon:  Retired SU
Accessories:  sticky strip, Tombow, DSP 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A striking card, for a happy couple

Summer time ....a most wonderful time....sunshine, flowers, birds and butterflies, vacations and weddings. Ahhhh who doesn't love summer.  I sure do!

This is the second wedding card we made in my June specialty class:

It is a very simple, yet very elegant card. 

The card base is a standard size in basic black.

The whisper white mat started as a 4 1/4" x 5" size, then I used a Stampin Up! edgelit die and cut the fancy edge. 

Then I used the coordinating embossing folder and embossed the edge.

The greeting was stamped from Word Play stamp set.

The amazing butterfly was cut with a die from Memory Box and attached with Tombow adhesive at the midpoint.

Hope you like it!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

This is one of the sympathy cards the girls made at my Specialty Card Class in June. 
I LOVE the texture!
Cardstock:  Raspberry Ripple, Night of Navy, whisper White
Ribbon:  Raspberry Ripple Satin Stitched
Ink:  Night of Navy
Markers:  Garden Green, Raspberry Ripple
Embossing Folder:  Honeycomb
Accessories:  tombow, sticky strip

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

For their special day....a beautiful wedding card.....

 In June, I held a Specialty Card Class.

 In this class the girls made six cards in total, 2 wedding, 2 sympathy, and 2 get well. 

Today I wanted to share with you the first of these cards- a gatefold card  (center opening) in basic black.

The dress was cut out of whisper white cardstock with our dress die, and elongated,and I cut a curve with scissors at the bottom edge, then embossed.  I added some  pearls at the neckline and a flower at the waist.

The tuxedo part is simply a basic black triangle with a white triangle (modified) on top.  I  cut these triangles with my paper trimmer.

The bow tie I cut freehand with scissors and then use a hole punch for the center of the bow tie. 

A quick coloring of the pearls made this tux extra special. Did you know it is really simple to change the color of basic pearls....simply grab a permanent marker ( I use Bic) and start coloring.

On the inside I put a piece of whisper white cardstock so that there was room to write , and added a wonderful image stamp from the Best of Brides and Babies Stamp set.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!

I hope you are out in the sunshine, with family and friends, enjoying the day. 

We enjoyed some great music last night a fireworks.  

Spending the day relaxing on our new deck. 

Here is a blast from the past card from last year: 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Weekend of Work.....

I am going to keep this one we are busy busy busy this weekend....building a deck.  

Oh is not elaborate and schmancy  like the beautiful one in the photo, and we will not be having a hot tub....but we are going to LOVE it when we are done. 

We got all the lumber Thursday night and are working like busy little beavers trying to get the deck done this weekend.  We are also making in dog friendly for Dixie so she can have free run outside without being tied....she is going to LOVE it too. 

I will post some photos of the progress and the end result when I have time to sit down and relax for a few minutes. 

Hope your weekend is going well.  More soon.