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My Stampin’ Up! team members, the Stampin’ Queens, did a card swap recently with products from the amazing new 2020 Annual Catalogue. Because there was just a small number of us participating, we decided that we could each choose to contribute more than one swap card and show off more than one product … and then a couple other demonstrators decided to join the fun as well, and before I knew it, each member was receiving 25 gorgeous cards! Today I’m going to show them all off to you!

As usual, I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used and the names of the makers, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever cards you fall in love with. Enjoy!

Don’t forget that you have a few more days to take advantage of the amazing Bundle Bash when you join Stampin’ Up! Until June 30th (that’s next Tuesday!),  join Stampin’ Up! and choose any stamp-and-tool bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalogue absolutely free. That’s on top of the already amazing Starter Kit deal, which includes $165 in product for only $135, AND free shipping, AND free business supplies, AND access to amazing online resources to help you succeed and build your business your way. Then you can join the Stampin’ Queens and participate in swaps like this! Learn more here, and then get in touch with your questions!

Happy Stampin!

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I’ve been running a special series of posts on my Facebook page to share all the amazing reasons to join my team. Any time is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!, but today is your LAST CHANCE to get this amazing bonus offer: in addition to choosing $165 in product for just $135 (and free shipping), you will also receive a mini paper trimmer and a 6×6″ sampler pack of Designer Series Paper, along with ANY stamp set of your choice from any current catalogue.

You can see the first five reasons in this previous post, and the next post in the series is right here. Read on below to see the final installment!

 

Reason #11 to become a demonstrator:  When you join my team, you’ll be part of a supportive group of demonstrators. I love to promote a fun, supportive atmosphere with my team; I believe in celebrating milestones, learning together, and helping each other whenever possible.

 

Reason #12 to become a demonstrator: Build your business your way, and spend time doing what you already love: crafting! You’ll get to share your love of Stampin’ Up!’s high-quality products, with the knowledge that they stand behind their product and their demonstrators.

 

 

Reason #13 to become a demonstrator: Attend exclusive in-person events to meet other demonstrators, learn from top crafters and leaders, and receive free products.

 

To learn more about the current recruiting offer and get a better look at the beautiful papers included in the FREE DSP sampler pack, watch my Spring Mini Unboxing Video. You can also read my “Starter Kit FAQ“. Then, if you’re interested in the opportunity, or have questions about it, please drop me a line and let’s talk about all the possibilities Stampin’ Up! has to offer! The Spring Mini Catalogue is FULL of terrific items that you’re going to be so excited to get your hands on – why not join my team and get them all at a discount? 😉

 

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I’ve been running a special series of posts on my Facebook page to share all the amazing reasons to join my team. Sale-a-Bration is the PERFECT time to join, as there is a fabulous bonus available: in addition to choosing $165 in product for just $135 (and free shipping), you will also receive a mini paper trimmer and a 6×6″ sampler pack of Designer Series Paper, along with ANY stamp set of your choice from any current catalogue. You can see the first five reasons in this previous post. Read on below to see the next five posts in the series … then follow my Facebook page so you can see the final installment!

 

 

Reason #6 to become a demonstrator: Demonstrators get early access to catalogues and can order from those catalogues before anyone else!

 

 

 

 

 

Reason #7 to become a demonstrator: Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like. Work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out!

 

Reason #8 to become a demonstrator: Get support through online training resources, a quarterly magazine, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas. Access online and print resources to help you build your crafting skills and business strategies!

Reason #9 to become a demonstrator: You’ll get to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

 

Reason #10 to become a demonstrator: Order logo & supply products to support your business.

 

To learn more about the current recruiting offer and get a better look at the beautiful papers included in the FREE DSP sampler pack, watch my Spring Mini Unboxing Video. You can also read my “Starter Kit FAQ“. Then, if you’re interested in the opportunity, or have questions about it, please drop me a line and let’s talk about all the possibilities Stampin’ Up! has to offer! The Spring Mini Catalogue is FULL of terrific items that you’re going to be so excited to get your hands on – why not join my team and get them all at a discount? 😉

 

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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Another demonstrator meeting means another collection of fun and beautiful Make and Take projects! I always enjoy the opportunity to get together with others who love stamping as much as I do. We have a great time sharing business ideas, seeking advice and feedback, and of course – stamping and creating together. Thanks so much to the wonderful demonstrators who shared their time, energy, and ideas with us at this recent meeting!

All of the projects are made using products from the new Spring Mini and/or Sale-a-Bration catalogues. I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever project(s) you fall in love with!

 

Barb showed us how to create an awesome little treat box using only one piece of cardstock and very little cutting. I’ll be recreating this project for sure – watch for it in an upcoming blog post!

Bruni combined the Heartfelt Bundle with the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set – a terrific combination. Extra terrific because if you buy the Heartfelt Bundle before March 31st, you’ll qualify for a free Level One Sale-a-Bration reward …. such as the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set! This was also the first time I worked with Merry Merlot ink, and I LOVE it! Can’t wait to play more with this beautiful colour!

Susan showed us how to create a beautiful birthday card using the Morning Star stamp set and the gorgeous Stitched Stars. The green floral images on the star above are all one stamp … the stamp is shaped to fit perfectly on the star!!

I loved learning how to do a scalloped tag topper closure card, courtesy of Laurel. Watch for an upcoming video on how to create this fun and unique fold!

I was also grateful to Carolyn for showing us how to use Blends to colour white embossing powder and ribbon, so that we can customize the colour of our project! Brilliant!

Lynne showed us how to make this adorable treat box with sweet little faceted gems to decorate! I love the heart-shaped opening!

I received this charming little notepad and pen from fellow demonstrator Susan. What a sweet gift – I just had to share it with you all!

The opportunity to learn from and connect with other demonstrators is so valuable to me. If you’re thinking of joining, this is the perfect time of year to do so – not only will you get your fully-customizable Starter Kit with $165 in product for only $135, but you will also receive a mini paper trimmer, a sample pack of beautiful Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set of your choice, all absolutely FREE! I’m always looking for new members to join my team, so if you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out, let me know! Then we can attend the next demonstrator meeting together!

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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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I wrote a few weeks ago about the beautiful swap cards I received at the recent demonstrator meeting in Victoria. Here are the terrific Make and Take projects I got to create at that same meeting! All of the projects are made using products from the new Spring Mini and/or Sale-a-Bration catalogues. I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever project(s) you fall in love with!

Make and Take projects don’t have to be cards! Lynne showed us how to make this wonderful lip balm holder using Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper. Perfect for gift-giving and craft fairs!

Bonny showed us how to make this adorable treat holder, which holds two chocolate hearts! What a sweet treat for a friend or loved one!

Crystal showed us how to make this beautiful pocket card featuring the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and Lily Pad dies. These two products can be earned free with your qualifying purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

The Gang’s All Meer stamp set (another free Sale-a-Bration item) is one of the biggest hits this season. Above, we learned how to sponge a background for our adorable critters; below, Adrienne showed up the wonder of how to stamp four stamps at once with the Stamparatus!

This fun flip card by Jody is one I’ll be CASE’ing for sure – and I love the non-traditional Valentine’s colour!

MiRan must have read my mind when she decided to make this easel calendar using the Follow Your Art suite … I’ve been longing for a teeny calendar in my craft room, and now I have one!

I was already pretty enamoured with the adorable animals in the Birthday Bonanza suite, and creating this sweet little tag sealed the deal! They are on my wish list for sure!

The opportunity to learn from and connect with other demonstrators is so valuable to me. If you’re thinking of joining, this is the perfect time of year to do so – not only will you get your fully-customizable Starter Kit with $165 in product for only $135, but you will also receive a mini paper trimmer, a sample pack of beautiful Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set of your choice – all absolutely FREE! I’m always looking for new members to join my team, so if you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out, let me know! Then we can attend the next demonstrator meeting together!

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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


Have you subscribed to my monthly newsletter? You’ll receive project tutorials and inspiration, as well as all workshop dates and special promotion news. Don’t miss out, sign up today!

I’ve been running a special series of posts on my Facebook page to share all the amazing reasons to join my team. Sale-a-Bration is the PERFECT time to join, as there is a fabulous bonus available: in addition to choosing $165 in product for just $135 (and free shipping), you will also receive a mini paper trimmer and a 6×6″ sampler pack of Designer Series Paper, along with ANY stamp set of your choice from any current catalogue. Read on below to see the first five posts in the series … then follow my Facebook page so you can see the rest of my reasons!

Every week, I’ll be sharing another awesome benefit to being a demonstrator. Let’s start with the most obvious: demonstrators get a 20-25% discount on all their orders, which translates into 20-25% commission when they start to build their business! Let’s face it, we could all use a little extra income – and income earned for doing something you already love is a win-win!

 

 

Reason #2 to become a demonstrator: You can earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting. How much extra income is up to you! You’ll have the opportunity to build a team and earn even more, and you’ll be rewarded for milestones along the way.

 

 

Reason #3 to become a demonstrator: Your customizable starter kit includes $165 in product for just $135 AND free shipping.  Join before March 31st and you’ll also get a mini paper trimmer, DSP sampler pack, and a stamp set of your choice, all absolutely free!

 

Reason #4 to become a demonstrator: The annual incentive trip. Want to take an all-expenses-paid trip to Greece, Maui, or the Eastern Caribbean? Stampin’ Up! can take you there! Incentive trips offer wonderful travel adventures as well as plenty of time to relax on stunning beaches and by the pool. There are also loads of demonstrator-centered activities such as crafting, trying new products, and learning business strategies.

 

Reason #5 to become a demonstrator: With every sale you make, you earn flex points, which can be used for a variety of rewards.  You can redeem your points for catalogues, free product, or Stampin’ Up!-branded items; you can also redeem points for iTunes, Air Canada, and Amazon gift cards, as well as hotel vouchers. You can earn flex point bonuses in many other ways as well, including anniversaries, leadership, sales milestones, and recruiting.

 

To learn more about the current recruiting offer and get a better look at the beautiful papers, watch my Spring Mini Unboxing Video. You can also read my “Starter Kit FAQ“. Then, if you’re interested in the opportunity, or have questions about it, please drop me a line and let’s talk about all the possibilities Stampin’ Up! has to offer! The Spring mini is FULL of terrific items that you’re going to be so excited to get your hands on – why not join my team and get them all at a discount? 😉

 

Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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Recently I traveled to Victoria to attend another wonderful meeting of the Vancouver Island Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. It’s been a year now that I’ve been a part of this group and I am so grateful to have found it! I have learned SO much from these warm and welcoming women, and I was honoured to be asked to give a presentation at the meeting about the new Demonstrator Business Website (DBWS). In addition to the business presentations, we also enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch, a wonderful selection of Make and Take projects, and of course, the optional card swap. I chose to participate and used the new Parisian Beauty suite to create my card:

Here are the photos of the cards I received in the swap. All of the cards are made using products from the new Spring Mini and/or Sale-a-Bration catalogues. I’ve labeled the photos with the main products used and the names of the makers, and I’ve added a shopping list below so you can get any of the supplies you need to recreate whichever card you fall in love with!

 

 

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Participating in events like this is just one of the many things I appreciate and enjoy about being a demonstrator. If you’re thinking of joining, this is the perfect time of year to do so – not only will you get your fully-customizable Starter Kit with $165 in product for only $135, but you will also receive a mini paper trimmer, a sample pack of beautiful Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set of your choice – all absolutely FREE! I’m always looking for new members to join my team, so if you’d like to know more about how to work your own hours, have fun, meet new people, and craft your heart out, let me know! Then we can attend the next demonstrator meeting together!

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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.


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You all know that I love making and sending handmade cards. Did you know that at this time of year, something truly magical happens …. and I receive many beautiful handmade cards from friends, teammates, and customers? Today I’m going to show off all the handmade cards I received for Christmas this year.

The two cards above are from Angela (left) and Nita (right). I had to include this thank-you card from Nita, even though it’s not technically a Christmas card, because it uses some of my favourite paper from the holiday catalogue, Feels Like Frost. That paper was SO popular that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back in next year’s holiday catalogue – so if you missed out, don’t worry! It’s only eight months until it comes available again! 😀

This beautiful Z-fold card is from my friend Arvon, who used Perennial Essence DSP from the annual catalogue, and the Frosted Frames dies from the holiday catalogue. What a great combination of products! The silver foil, glimmer paper, and sparkly embellishments really add sparkle to this special card.

I love the way Betina has created a whole scene with the trees, snowflakes, and Jolly Season dies! What a beauty.

The card on the left is from my friend and teammate Claire, who used Feels Like Frost paper along with the Christmas Gleaming bundle to create this silvery, sparkly card. Her silver embossing is just gorgeous! The card on the right is from Liz, using beautiful gold foil and retired paper to create a stunning shaker card.

My friend and fellow demonstrator Madeleine sent me this adorable card using the Merry Moose bundle! This is another product that Stampin’ Up! have promised to bring back next year. I love the way Madeleine layered all the different elements to create this card!

I received this card from the Random Act of Kindness group I belong to, and have lost the name of who sent it. I love that she has created a picturesque scene using only the Frosted Frames dies and the Feels Like Frost paper – great example of how a card does not have to be complicated to be striking!

On the left, the card from my friend Shellie traveled all the way from the frozen north of the Yukon to brighten my day here in Nanaimo. On the right, teammate Vikki’s shaker card is simply stunning!

Friend and teammate Stephanie used the gorgeous Brightly Gleaming DSP to create the card on the left. (That’s another paper Stampin’ Up! is bringing back next year – hooray!) Friend and fellow demonstrator Heather used the amazing Puff Paint and Peaceful Boughs bundle to create the card on the right. I love them both!

Friend Tricia used the Night Before Christmas Memories and More card pack to create this simple, lovely card.

My friend Trudy is known for creating striking cards, and she certainly delivered with this beautiful card (left). On the right, my friend Dawn has used the Most Wonderful Time medley to create this lovely, peaceful card.

I hope you enjoyed looking through my Christmas Card Gallery! I sure had fun receiving all these beauties – if one of them is from you, thank you so much! I’ve added the shopping list below, as some of these products are still available for a couple more days; the holiday catalogue ends on January 2nd, to make room for the Spring Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues which start on January 3rd. Look for a new post that day about my top picks from the Spring Mini catalogue!

Happy New Year, and Happy Stampin’!
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I promised that I would show you all the amazing cards I received in the Christmas card swap I participated in recently. Here they are! I am so inspired by everyone’s creativity and talent.

I love the combination of different sets and textures for this card by Adrienne. The bare branches really give that wintry feel!

The Feels Like Frost suite is one of my favourites, and I love that Ann has used a fun Z-fold on this gorgeous card. I may just have to CASE this one for my upcoming Christmas class!

How fun is this cute little elf stamp playing Peekaboo? A great combination of products by Barb!

Love the photorealistic images of the Feels Like Frost DSP, and the Layered Leaves embossing folder is a perfect companion!

 

Another beautiful fancy fold card, this one starring the Toile Tidings DSP and Still Scenes bundle. Did you notice that Caroline spattered white on the front to make it look like snowfall?

This gorgeously coloured cardinal contrasts perfectly with the Feels Like Frost DSP. Stunning!

Love these charming, smiling snowmen from the Snowman Season bundle!

Gold embossing powder makes a perfect companion to the gold foil accents of the Wrapped in Plaid DSP – great bling, Colleen!

The Christmas Crowd stamp is a fun one to colour!

The Snow Front stamp set is a perfect complement to Waterfront. These soft-brush images will help you build a beautiful scene, as shown here by Elke!

Gorgeous cards don’t have to be complicated! A wonderful use of embellishments here by Jean to create a lovely effect!

 

I searched and searched for this “Jingle” stamp before realizing the letters are die-cut using the Hand-Lettered Prose dies. And I love the wintry look of the Nature’s Roots dies!! What a great way to put products from the annual catalogue to Christmas-y use!

Silver foil sheets are a great companion for the sparkling stars bundle – what a gorgeous card by Madeleine!

Terrific colouring and a fun snowy effect here by MiRan. The Brick and Mortar embossing folder is so handy for holiday projects!

This card is adorable and charming from the outside, but even more exciting on the inside ….

 

….what a great shadowbox!!

 

Sharon shows us that the Toile Christmas stamp can be coloured in alternative colours as well. I love the effect with the Puff Paint in the background!

A simple yet striking card by Shirley!

This fun and textured card by Susan features just the right amount of blingy gold foil!

And, here’s the card I created for the swap:

Those pearls are hand-coloured with my Blends markers!

Which one of these cards is your favourite? Drop me a comment below and let me know!

If these fabulous cards inspire you to order any of the products shown, you can shop 24/7 at my online store. Don’t forget to use the current hostess code (over on the right-hand side of my website) to get a free gift from me as well! Happy Stampin’!

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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.

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Last weekend I attended another fun and busy meeting of the Vancouver Island Stampin’ Up! demonstrators for a delightful day full of crafts, friends, and learning. I participated in a Christmas card swap (stay tuned to see the beautiful cards I received!), and as usual there were several make-and-take projects.

This fun gift item by Barb uses the Cup of Christmas bundle and holds two mini Tic-Tac containers. What a great stocking stuffer!

This gorgeous card by Carolyn shows how you can use a non-Christmas stamp set (Good Morning Magnolia) to create a Christmas card. We used aqua painters to create a whitewash on the flowers, then sponge-daubed Cherry Cobbler ink to create the red centres. I’ll be demonstrating this technique in an upcoming video, so stay tuned!

This charming moose card by Erica is so fun and simple! The snow in the background is from Peaceful Boughs.

Susan showed us how to make this terrific gift card holder. Perfect Christmas gift! The Wrapped in Plaid suite makes decorating the outside quick and easy.

Christmas cards in non-traditional colours are one of my favourite things, and this card by Adrienne showcases that perfectly!

 

This card by Lynne is a great way to show off DSP, and a terrific way to use up scraps. Great layout!

And finally, this detailed card by Karen features a really cool technique – can you guess how the magic is done?

Which one of these cards is your favourite? Drop me a comment below and let me know!

If these fabulous cards inspire you to order any of the products shown, you can shop 24/7 at my online store. Don’t forget to use the current hostess code (over on the right-hand side of my website) to get a free gift from me as well! Happy Stampin’!

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Please visit my 24/7 online store by clicking above, or contact me: lauralyzer@gmail.com.

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