Monday, June 30, 2014

Blendabilities Basic Techniques

Happy Monday!!

Yes, I'm back in the post-holiday world again and recovering nicely, thank very much *lol*!  The kids had a GREAT time in Disney World.  Notice I said the KIDS?  Oh sure - Craig and I enjoyed many "Hallmark moments" - and as usual I got choked up 3 or 4 times watching the smiles on the girls' faces - but we also had our fair share of exhaustion and stress … as parents do on most holidays …. and CERTAINLY on Disney holidays!  There were a few life lessons I learned along the way - the main one was to relax and enjoy the moment, even if it wasn't the moment you expected or hoped for.  Another one was to cherish those moments as we are so very blessed in this life to have our health, the love of family and luxury to take a holiday such as this one.  No, it was a not the vacation I expected but yes, it WAS amazing!

Oh! … and guess who showed up???  Yes, none other than Trixie, our beloved Elf on the Shelf.  She was only spotted by the girls TWICE … but review of our pictures revealed that she was EVERYwhere we were … and generally photobombing us!  That explains all the giggles and snickers from strangers whenever we had our picture taken!  Here are a few choice pics we found:

Out front o the hotel sign ...
 In the pastry display of our hotel Starbucks ...
See her?  Between the skis at Blizzard Beach … this was the first official spotting … Alicia said she saw her.  We said she was crazy… until we checked the camera!
Photobombing us in front of "Mount Everest" … little minx!
Right!  Enough about the holiday for now (but expect to see more pics in the future - I'm just ITCHING to use my new Project Life toys to scrapbook the trip!!)

Today I want to share a video on the new Blendabilities.  Tomorrow is the day that 6 of the colours are available for purchase.  They are $15.95 (plus s/h/gst) for each colour.  I'm placing an on order at noon tomorrow (July 1) - if you want any of them get in touch before then with your colour choices!

Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)
Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
Old Olive (item #130999)
Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370) ($32.95)

Fun!  I can't wait to get them all!

Right!  Off for my first coffee date of summer holidays!  Pop in again soon.  Until then, have a stampy Monday!


Tam

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fast Fuse + Weekly Deals

Here are this weeks weekly deals.  Order online through my 24/7 store www.tamarabertram.stampinup.net and have it shipped directly to your door!

Have a stampy day!


Tam

Sunday, June 8, 2014

What's Your Type Stamp Set

Happy Sunday!

I have to admit this morning I have NO idea what the day is going to look like.  The only thing written on the calendar is "Mom's for dinner".  Woo hoo!  Roast beef, mashed potatoes and Mom's "forget the meat just give me a spoon" gravy!  I SUPPOSE I should read a few more chapters of my Unofficial Guide to Disney World book … or start a packing list … or ensure there is enough space on the iPods and/or cameras to take a bazillion pictures … or how about start that crazy "must clean house top to bottom" us gals all like to undertake so the people who check the house don't think we are the unorganized pack-rats that we are???  Hmmm … I suppose I DO know what the day looks like.  Thanks for that!

What likely WON'T happen for the next few weeks is crafting (mind you in my procrastinating on the above it just might sneak in there! *lol*).  Just so you still have something to check out over your morning cup of coffee I figured I'd scheduled a whole swack of videos for you.  Stampin' Up! released 18 new ones … so I'm scheduling one a day - they are new products, tips, tricks and ideas.  A fun little way to start each day!

If I don't post again for a few weeks (I'm not planning on bringing my laptop … gunna try to be unplugged for 11 days!!!) know that I'm having the time of my life on my dream vacation with the people who own my heart.  I'll be sure to give you ALLLLLL the deets when I'm back and settled.  Until then, have a stampy June!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

2014 - 2015 Ribbon Share (for Canadian Customers)


Happy Wednesday!!

So!  Have you had a chance to check out the all-new catalogue yet????  I've been through it at least 10 times but every time I look I find something new I didn't notice before (thanks for pointing out the alphabet thinlits Wilma!)

Although I might not have the entire catty memorized yet (and I stress YET!) I DID notice all the yummy new ribbon ... and I ordered it all ... LOTS of it all ... four hundred DOLLARS worth of it all!!!!  No - I'm not crazy (well ... that's another topic for another day ... but for argumentative purposes let's go with I'm not ...) ... I just planned ahead for my annual RIBBON SHARE (woo hoo!  *insert applause, fist pumping and whoops here*)

Yes - we all want ALL the new ribbon ... in ALL the new colors ... but none of us would EVER be able to justify to our husbands spending $200-$400 on RIBBON!  Aside from THAT, who really needs 10-15 yards of every ribbon/color?  That's a LOT of ribbon! 

Have no fear!  I have you covered! 

With my Ribbon Share I buy (bought!) all the ribbon ... I divide it up and you get 2 or 3 yards of each color for a LOT less money.  Sound good??  Here is what I have on offer:
(Check out page 207 to see pictures of the ribbons)


Seam Binding - 2 yards of each of (5) colors for $15.00 
- early espresso

- night of navy
- pink pirouette
- whisper white
- wisteria wonder



Thick Baker's Twine - 3 yards of each of (5) colors for $9.50
- baked brown sugar
- coastal cabana

-      crisp cantaloupe
-      
- pistachio pudding
-      
- strawberry slush

New In Colour - 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - 2 yards of each of (5) colours for $18.50
- Blackberry Bliss

- Hello Honey
- Lost Lagoon
- Mossy Meadow
-  Tangelo Twist



1/4" Cotton - 2 yards of each of (5) colours for $12.50
Option 1:
- Island Indigo

- Melon Mambo

- Real Red

- Early Espresso

- Daffodil Delight



Option 2:
- Marina Mist

- Pear Pizzazz

- Pool Party

- Pumpkin Pie

- Rich Razzleberry

   Order one or more of EACH of the (5) shares and receive 2 yards of the Whisper White 1/4" Cotton Ribbon for FREE :) 
The total for all (5) shares is $68.00
   The prices are flat charges (i.e. no s/h/gst on top) – except for long distance customers – shipping charges will apply
   I can only offer this share to Canadian customers 
   The ribbon should be available for delivery the first week of July.
   I can accept cash, cheque, PayPal or e-transfer
   Don't forget to "Like" my Business Facebook Page - Tamara's PaperTrail for up-to-date details on promos, classes etc.
   Follow me on Pinterest and see where I get most of my inspiration!

Until next time - have a stampy day!



Tam

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Retiring Products - Last Day!

Happy Wednesday!

I'm happy to report that I managed to come up with three projects for class last night … with 30 second to spare *lol*.  Seriously, I was cutting the last strip of paper when my first stamper arrived!   Flying a LITTLE too close to the sun these days!!!

Here are the projects we made … and will make again Friday:
We learned the Spotlight Technique and played with some new toys and colours.  Details on these projects another day …

I just wanted to let you know that today is the LAST day to order items from the retiring products list.  You can see what's left over to the right - click on the image!  E-mail me before 8:00 pm if you wish to order anything … or order directly through my store www.tamarabertram.stampinup.net before 11:45 pm!

Also a note that there is a Starter Kit promo running until the end of the month.  Here are the deets:
(My first official "screen shot" imported from a PDF to my blog … are you impressed?  I AM!)

In a nutshell you get $65 in product for a flat $60 - includes s/h/gst.  Its not a major discount on product like some previous promotions.  This one is aimed at anyone who HAS a lot of product already but would like to try to save some money or earn some money doing what they love …. like I do!  Yes, you CAN make money crafting and no … I don't work 8 hours a day to do it.  I go hard a few days a month to bring in a part time salary that gets the family a vacation every year.  Give it a try!  You have nothing to lose - there are no obligations … and yes - I'll help you along the way!

OK!  Gotta get Rebecca up … Science test today and apparently I'm her study buddy - she needs a review before class!  Until next time - have a stampy day!!

Tam

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Retiring Items ...

Happy Tuesday!

Soooooo ….. did you get a chance to check out the new catalogue?????  Of course I've gone through it with a fine tooth comb about 10 times since I got my catalogue April 30th, making my list of what to buy - no - let me rephrase that - writing out my list of every new product in the catalogue and then re-writing it listing in "must-have" order so I didn't have to sell one of the kids to pay for it all!  *lol* … yes - as always I want it all!

The PLAN was to place my order around ion,when the ordering system came on-line … alas, life happened again and I didn't get to it until 8:45 pm.  Amazing how one can spend over $500 in under 15 minutes, isn't it???  Heck, $400 was spend in 5 minutes … and all on RIBBON!!!!  I sure hope people want "in" on my ribbon shares!!  More details on that in the next week!

Just a reminder that a) Technique Class is tonight (guess I should come up with a technique and 3 cards today, huh?!) AND TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER FROM THE RETIRING PRODUCTS LIST!!!  Order on line through my store here or e-mail me before 8:00 pm if you would like me to do it for you.  Yes, you can order new AND retiring items on the same order!!


Guess I should go wake the girls …

Have a stampy day!


Tam

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014-2015 Catalogue!!

Happy Monday!


Today's the day!!!!!!  This morning the Head Office is switching the computer system over to the new catty - Yep - I'll be placing my first order at 12:01 pm …. along with 10,000 other crazy demonstrators across Canada and the US.  I wonder if the system will be slow *lol*

Have a stampy, stampy day!


Tam

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lacy & Lovely Thank You

Happy Sunday!

Having a great time this weekend so far … and the fun continues this afternoon with my Open House - woo hoo!  I can't wait until noon tomorrow when I can order all my new toys!!!!

Today I wanted to share a card I made last month but during my "crazy" period never had time to post it.  These are the Thank You cards I popped in with my customers' orders:
It was a fairly quick to make and I love the colour combination of Raspberry Ripple (*sniff - gone tomorrow ..), Perfect Plum and Crumb Cake.  The stamp set is Lacy & Lovely - retiring tomorrow :(

I used my small scalloped circle and Punch Pack scallop circle for a little texture … and a few rhinestones to finish it off.  I made the layers for the customers' bags … and then they can attach it to a card base to recycle/regift it!

Gotta fly - things to set up!  Pop in again.  Until then, have a stampy Sunday!


Tam