Friday, April 13, 2018

Stamparatus Pressure

Happy Friday!

Class tonight - last call for registration.  I have 2 spots left to make these three great cards!
If you're in the Edmonton area and want to come along let me know!  $15 for the 3 cards or free with a minimum $20 purchase.  Just bring your own adhesive, dimensionals and glue dots.  The rest is provided :)

SU released another stamparatus video.  There is a slight learning curve with this tool but I promise you, you will LOVE having it.  You can purchase one for $65 CDN starting June 1st.

Whatever you get up to today, I have it's a stampy one!


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sitting Pretty!

Happy Tuesday!

Well, they say "there's no rest for the wicked" ... I must be wicked, 'cause there's certainly no slowing down for this girl this week!

If you follow me on Facebook (find me at "Tamara's Paper Trail) you'll know that my On Stage Presentation in Red Deer this weekend went amazingly well.  Oh sure, I don't actually remember much about the day other than it DID go well and I had a great time but that's ok, right?  *lol*

Sunday I felt like I'd been hit by a truck!  I had trouble holding a thought for more than 30 seconds (if you watched my live FB video you'll realize that pretty quickly lol) but I must say, last night I slept MUCH better than I have in months with the pressure of THAT project gone.  As I say, no time to rest, though ... I have class Friday morning, Friday night, Team Gathering Saturday morning, Anniversary dinner with Craig Saturday night, Tamye's "Move it Forward" event Sunday afternoon, Meeting Sunday night and Coffee and Cards Monday morning!  Oh ... and Stampin' Up! released their retiring products list so a *bit* of work to do for THAT, not to mention wanting to sit and flip through my new catalogue for hours on end.  Ya.  Rest?  Who had time for THAT luxury???  hee hee.

So I thought I'd quickly share the projects I made for On Stage using the new Sitting Pretty bundle of products.  This isn't available for purchase until June but it's one you will want to buy!

Check these out:

Obviously there are some I like better than others - my faves are the first tri-fold card, the red wrought iron chair with the plant, the bear cub baby card, the Fresh Fig card and the Just Breathe bulldog card. 

They're all pretty self-explanatory ... except the tri-fold card.  I may have to do a video on that one in the future.  I used the Charming Cafe bundle for that one (retiring) along with the Waterfront set.  I just LOVE that card!!!

Alas, given my to-do-list I'll leave it there for now.  Gotta get cracking!

I hope you had a great weekend, I hope you order your retiring product (and ink refills!!!!) soon so you don't miss out ... and I hope you have a stampy day!


Monday, April 9, 2018



I'd LOVE to fill you in on all the fun of my On Stage event and presentation ... soon!

Right now I have to share with you the RETIRING PRODUCTS LISTS!!!

Stamp sets are guaranteed until mid May but everything else is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!


You can order anywhere in Canada through my online store 24/7 here

If your order is under $200 and you enter the hostess code 2ENGMYQT at the checkout I will mail you a thank you gift!  (make sure you have allowed SU to let me know who you are so I have your mailing address! ... it's under your profile info in my store)

Check out the retiring Occasions Catalogue Products here

Check out the retiring Annual Catalogue Products here

Have a stampy day!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Stamparatus Magnets

Happy Wednesday!

Ya.  This.  Could have used this video about 2 weeks ago *lol*.

You can order YOUR Stamparatus starting June 1st.  You MUST have this tool!  Total game-changer!

Have a stampy day


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April Class Schedule

Happy Tuesday!

Before I go on I just HAVE to say a HUUUUUGE THANK YOU to all my customers and club members who have placed orders with me so far this year.  I have had THE best Sale-a-bration promotion in my 12 years of business.  My January and March sales were my highest in my career.  I am thrilled and honoured to me your “stampin’ dealer”!!

Now … on to a wee bit of business!

THE RETIRING LIST OF PRODUCTS WILL BE COMING OUT NEXT WEEK!!!  Yes, stamp sets will be guaranteed available until mid May but OTHER items, are only while supplies last!  THAT means, first come first served and EVERY year people are caught unaware!  I will post the list as soon as I get it but we already KNOW that the 2016/2018 In Color items will be retiring!  

I have just noticed that many (likely) retiring items are already in low supply so, guess what?  Chances are they’re going to be “no longer available” as soon as next week!

STOCK UP NOW if you want any favourite embellishments, designer papers or 2016/2018 In Color items!!

You can email me your order and, if I can combine a few, I may be able to save you some shipping charges.
You can order online 24/7 through my online store at and have your order delivered right to your door (there is a minimum $9.95 shipping charge)
** Current Club members - you CAN order these items now and have them go towards your April order - but I need to know in advance, so message me before ordering!

** Orders under $200 placed through my store and that use the hostess code 2ENGMYQT at the checkout will receive a gift in the mail from me. **

Now … back to our regularly scheduled program ….


    • *** NOTE:  There is no Tuesday class this month. 
    • Friday, April 13th  9:30 am
    • Friday, April 13th, 7:00 pm
    • Same class, 3 projects, $15 or free with a $20 purchase
    • My house
    • Bring your own adhesive, glue dots and dimensionals
    • Oh!  Did I mention I’ll have all kinds of samples from the card swap I’m doing at the On Stage Stampin’ Up! Conference this weekend?  True story!  Ask me nicely and I’ll even do my presentation for you LIVE and show you the ALL NEW bundle or toys I got to play with!!

    • Friday, April 27th, 6:30 pm
    • $30 non-refundable fee (if “life happens” and you can’t come you will get the supplies to make the projects at home)
    • Well be making 8 cards using products from the Picture Perfect Party Suite and you get to take home the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set!!
    • Bring your own adhesive - everything else provided!
    • ***RSVP BY TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH so I have time to order and receive the products!!

That’s it for April!  I’ve been up to my eyeballs preparing for the Stampin’ Up! Conference this Saturday.  I’m presenting!!!  SOOO excited!  I can’t wait to share my projects with you!!  

Hope to see you soon - have a stampy night!


Friday, March 30, 2018

Sale-a-Bration 2018 is almost over ...

Happy Friday!

If you are on Facebook, Instagram and/or follow ANY stamping demonstrator blogs you will know that the countdown is on.  Every year demonstrators around the world shout from the rooftops that the SAB promotion is almost over.

Despite our efforts, every year we all have customers who miss out.

What are you waiting for?  The deals end in less than 48 hours - 11:50 pm Saturday, March 31st.

Spend $60, get something free
Spend $120, get one BIGGER something free or get two smaller somethings free
Spend $135 and get a truckload of stuff for free and a minimum of 20% off any future purchases.

There is NO downside to ordering the Starter Kit.  None.  Nadda.  Zilch.  No requirements, no minimums, no penalties, no phone calls, n pressure, no kidding.  Take the deal and run or stick around, save some money or earn some money.  Up to you!

I'd be thrilled to have you as a customer OR as a team member.  I've been doing this for over 12 years and have no intention of stopping.

Shop or sign up here

Any questions?

Have a stampy day xo


Thursday, March 29, 2018

We Must Celebrate!

Happy Thursday!

Hmmmm.  8:16 am.  I have a FaceTime meeting with Head Office in 1 1/4 hours.  Sitting her in my pjs, hair not brushed, yesterday's makeup smudged under my eyes and a rumbling tummy.  What should I do?  I know!  Write a blog post!  *lol*.  Apparently I'll never change ....

Thought I'd share a happy little card with you today.  I made this Tuesday (and Wednesday).  Apparently I don't have enough on my plate this week so I offered to donate to a fundraiser, with the proceeds going to local animal shelters.  Oh sure, I COULD just grab cards from my stash but I want to have all of them in an animal theme ... so .... (it's time consuming being me *lol*).  Don't give me praise - chance are I'm just procrastinating on my presentation ... and taxes ... and housecleaning *lol*

Anyway, here's the first card I came up with ...

So cute!

Although the "We Must Celebrate" set is one that I wanted as soon as the catalogue came out I kept talking myself out of it.  "Too much coloring", I'd tell myself.  Whilst I LOVE coloring, many of my customers don't, and it doesn't make for a great class if there is too much or if it's too time consuming.  Two weeks ago I hit "add to cart" as a little treat to myself for a tough month.  Cracked this bad boy open Tuesday night as I just needed some quiet time to "breathe".  It's just what I needed.

I put this post out on Instagram, asking "Which One"?

The majority of replies were "bottom left", and that's my fave too although they all work!

I stamped the images in Memento Black ink ... using my Stamparatus Baby!!  In minutes I had all 8 of my cards stamped and ready to color.  Kinda love that tool!

I used my Blends to colore them.  I'm sad we can't order them again until June (they were THAT popular that, once again, supplies ran out before demand did!  I wasn't sure how these would turn out, given that my Crumb Cake Light marker was dead and in the garbage but I discovered I can STILL get a lot of shading with just the dark marker!  Look at the squirrel and the bear.  Both were colored with only the dark Crumb Cake marker for the bodies (of course the bellies are in Pink Pirouette Light).  Just by going over certain spots more than once I managed to get a great, deep brown despite only having the one pen.

The rabbit and raccoon were done primirly with the Smoky Slate Light Blend.

For the final card I simply cut a layer of 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 DSP from the Coffee Cafe designer paper.  (The top layer is Whisper white at 4 1/2" x 3 1/4".  The two pieces are popped up on dimensionals.

It's a relatively quick card that is just fun to make!

Right!  That's me for now - I guess I should get this day started!  Have a stampy day!