Hello friends, and happy new year! I can't believe 2018 has arrived already!
I enjoyed some wonderful time off with my family over the holidays - it was so lovely to have all three of us home off work for a full 10 days! Unfortunately, Calgary was in a record-breakingly-cold deep freeze so we didn't get to do some of the wonderful activities we had planned, but we did have a lot of cozy time watching movies, we did some baking, we ate a lot, and we celebrated Christmas and New Year's Eve with friends. It was wonderful.
On January 3rd, the 2018 Occasions Catalogue from Stampin' Up! will be launching - as I got back to the grind last night, I got catalogues packaged up to send to my customers, so those will be arriving shortly - if you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like a catalogue, please feel free to drop me a line!
Before all of these BEAUTIFUL new products launch - and I've got tons of samples to share as well as a couple of online project packages coming up! - I wanted to bring back some favourites from the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. As we roll into the second half of the year, we'll have a lot of new stuff coming, but there's always room for the old!
This card - or some version of it - came to me during a sleepless night a few weeks ago. While I laid in bed listening to my husband snore, I had this flash of gold embossing, Bermuda Bay, and a chair. I flipped on my lamp and made a quick sketch and a couple of notes on a post-it note. The next day, I barely understood what I was trying write, but thankfully, a bit of the vision was still there! I traded out the gold for copper and the layout rotated 90 degrees, but in the end, I was quite happy with what I landed on. It's messy and bright and a bit regal. Fun, right?!
Now that 2017 is over, I'm finished my second year with the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team - it was so strange to NOT use the Artisan logo on this card! You'll be seeing more of my name and my face associated with CrushOnColour - both here and on my Facebook Page, CrushOnColour on Facebook. If this is your first time, hello and welcome! If you're an old friend, thanks for sticking by! I can't wait to keep sharing my love of papercrafting with you.
Speaking of the new year, a new month brings a new host special! With the new Occasions Catalogue AND Sale-A-Bration being released this month, I thought I'd sweeten the pot of the bonus you'll receive from Sale-A-Bration with a $60 order...
January Host Special: During the month of January 2018, orders of $60+ retail (before shipping and tax) from my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store will receive a sampler pack of products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue. Must use host code 9QSNAB2J to redeem this offer!
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