Jan 08 2016

A little bit of me time

I had the opportunity to stay home all day today since I worked on Sunday.  It was fun to get a day to myself.  I accomplished lots of fun things.  One of those me time moments was to play with the December paper pumpkin kit.  I stamped in my pj's sipping on coffee in front of the fire place.  What a breath of fresh are to just relax and have fun doing something I love.  The paper pumpkin kit is especially fun because everything is ready to assemble and you can do it anywhere since everything is in the box.  I felt like stamping in front of the fire place and treat myself to a relaxing morning.  I'm planned more me time for 2016. 

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My morning was very relaxing. I completed my one year calendars.  I'm not sure if it will be placed on my desk at the office or if I will create a planner with these…

The paper pumpkin kit also came with this adorable stand.

I'm hoping that the January kit which should arrive very soon is the Valentine's Day kit… This will sure help me prepare all of Jordan's Valentine's day treats.

If you will like to subscribe to paper pumpkin email me or go shopping online on my online store. *Note the special price for the 3 months and 12 months will adjust itself when ordering*

SHOP HERE for the products to create a version of this project.  See the list of products below.

I am convince that this month's kit will be amazing ball:)))

Enjoy your weekend!

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Jan 04 2016

Happy New Year and Happy New Occasions Catalogue!!!

I hope your holidays were exciting and that you were surrounded by friends and family… We had an amazing time. The holidays went by like a blink of an eye. We all got a little too spoiled.  If you are one of my followers on instagram (simply_kim3k) you would have read that I'm creating a vision board for what I want to experience in 2016.  In the past, I've visualized to obtain different goals.  It's always worked. So 2016 will be a year to refocus on goals, dreams and wishes… I can't wait to share in the next couple of months if I was successful.  2015 was wonderful!!! Lots better than the last couple of years. I'm wishing that 2016 will be even better.  Here's to another year of unpredictable moments that will soon turn into beautiful memories.  Here is to growing older, wiser and stronger than ever before.  Grateful to be alive. Beyond thankful to have all of you.  Life is what you make of it! I am proud of who I am, what I've accomplished and who I have part of my life.  Even if you are a reason, season, lifetime, I have met some phenomenal, amazing and breathtaking people that I will cherish forever.  Many have come and gone but there are a selected few that chose to stay longer.  Thank you for making my life so beautiful and special.  Here is to another amazing year! Happy New Year and Happy stamping!!!

January 5th is an exciting date… The new Occasions catalogue is finally Live!! and it's Sale-a-bration time  !!!

What is Sale-a-bration?

There are 3 ways to earn FREE products:

1:  Shop!

Here's the deal: for every $60 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Note: Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (January 5-March 31 2016); Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until February 15.* Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming February 16!
*Based on inventory, availability may be temporarily extended.

2:  Host!

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $330 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $35 more in Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

3:  Join!

It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $125 and choose $40 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free!

So no better time to place your order, book a party or join my team of demonstrators.  Email me now!

I've started playing with my new goodies from the occasions catalogue.  Here's my 5 minute card.

I love the "love blossoms embellishment kit" #140551.  Especially those bow paper clips… The embellishment kit includes pink satin ribbon, pearl trim, sequins, wood veneer pieces, glitter dots and foil heart doilies…  Pretty much everything I love, my style of crafting products…

Here's a close up of those cute pre-tied bows!

Lots of amazing, glittery embellishments.

If you wish to get a copy of the catalogue, email me or view it online on my online store.

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Dec 29 2015

Don’t miss out on amazing deals!

There is not much time left to take advantage of stampinup's amazing deals! 

Don't miss out on amazing deals! Click on the image for link http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/kimassaly/promotions 

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Nov 30 2015

Hello December!!

Hello December!

 

 I was way overdue for family pictures with my daughters.  Although it was freezing outside, we had a wonderful photograph session.   I had these pictures in my phone and didn’t use them.  So last weekend, I decided to make something crafty to preserve my memories with my daughters.  They are growing way too fast.  So I go to retrieve my photos and they were not in my app on my phone. Grrr.  I wanted scream. I rely on my phone way too much.  All my precious memories were in this special app that I won’t mention here….  I had to update my phone a couple weeks back and bam the pictures were all gone.  And that icloud thing,  I still don’ t get. Where is the cloud? Lol.  Cause every time I need it, it’s not there.  I was in a panic mode.  Ya I did post a couple on my facebook page when I initially got them but they were the samples.  Lesson learnt, I should print my pictures and save them on a second drive. These precious moments can quickly disappear. Thankfully my super amazing photograph had them on file. She is extremely busy with her business and normally doesn’t keep them all.  I was ecstatic!! She said look at your emails in 2 hrs and they will be there… and they were!!! Thankfully!   I owe her big time. 

 

This event has thought me a lesson.  Pictures of my family, my life and with my honey are truly meaningful to me.  I have decided to reorganize my pictures.  Project life is an easy and fast approach to my goals.  Although I like to add an extra bling here and there and everywhere, sorting my albums and scrapbook like the speed of lightening  will be a breeze. 

 

If you are not a scrapbooker, or if you like my style of stamping, you might want to pay attention now.  I have decided to host a scrapbook afternoon on December 19th from 1pm to 5pm, where we will listen  to Christmas carols, eat some yummy treats and drink some hot drinks.  Staying in your pjs will make it that much more fun.    We will create a 6×8 Holiday Album.  Class fee is 69$ and includes a 64$ goodie bag.  You will leave with a full 12 or 24 sheet spread and album.  You pick…

 

If you can’t attend, you will have the option to get this class online.  It’s simple. You just need to order the project from me and will get instructions and/or mini videos as well.  How cool would it be to just have to slide in your pictures in your album spreads after the Holidays.  Hello December 2015!!!  You’ll get to keep those precious memories in a glam kind of way.

 

Have I got you excited yet?  To sign up, EMAIL ME or order online your products HERE.

 

Don’t forget to look at the online store.  The super extravaganza sales end today, shop now HERE.

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Nov 23 2015

Extravaganza Sale! Don’t miss out!!

November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!

Online shopping has never been so easy! click HERE Now so you don't miss this amazing sale.  The first 24 hrs features a great deal on designer series paper and two of our Punch Boards.  Also, if you are into the paper pumpkin kits just like me, there is a paper pumpkin kit at 50% off. Check out the list HERE and don't miss out, while supplies last.

This weekend we celebrated with our family Lauren's 14th  birthday.  I wanted a theme that was unique, elegant, simple but yet beautiful just like Lauren.  I picked white and snowflakes.  "Friends are like snowflakes, different but beautiful."  I love her so much.

While the rest of them are all sleeping.  I'm working in my studio.  I know I will regret it in the morning since I have to wake up super early.  But, I can't sleep.  I have a pretty clean diet and just that small piece of cake got me wired…. So why not blog??

I also wanted to share my mini pizza boxes that my guests received at my First Christmas card class.  It contained some goodies inside.  You might want to take this opportunity to check out the retired list HERE.  The holiday catalogue is retiring January 4th.  So many products will not make it to the next catalogue.  You definitely don't want to miss out.

Some of the products featured here will not be offered in the future.

I'm loving the designer paper.  It adds details to the project.  That is why you don't want to miss out on the Flash sale On Monday!

Housekeeping:  I will be hosting another Christmas card class on December 3rd,  Reserve your spot! Don't miss out on my sneak peak coming soon!!

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Nov 16 2015

First On stage event

Hope you had a great weekend? Mine was fabulous.  I attended Stampin up! first on stage event.  It was a global event.  I attended the Mississauga Ontario event.  Although I missed a lot of friends who attended the others  across the world, l love that I got to see their posts in the cyber world, like facebook and instagram.  I love meeting all the familiar faces at the Mississauga on stage, friends that I had not seen in a long time… We had such an amazing time.  Got to stamp, see the new occasion catalogue,  swapped cards, got lots of new goodies.  And oh ya I won the best prize patrol, vintage style:)))

It was a fabulous event. I love goofing around.  And the starbucks helped the craziness…

Meet my friend Tammy!  She is new to my team.  So excited that she is starting this journey with me.  My new cupcake cutie demonstrator:)   If you would like to be part of my team click HERE and check out all the perks of being a demonstrator.  There are different reasons you might want to consider this great opportunity.  Next in the middle is Kay…. She is from the east coast.  Always brave to travel all this way…

Ahhh the Statement of the Heart and the primary reason I do this… "To love what we do and share what we love as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments… In this we make a difference."  My daughter Megan cannot wait to become a demonstrator.  She is better than her mama at  stamping, so patient and organized.  I can't wait to attend Stampin up events with her..

I made 50 swap cards.  Love to get new ideas.  I guess I created one that required lots and lots of steps.  As we were driving up to Mississauga,  my Mc Steamy Honey and I, he said to me:  "you got to be pretty patient to do this…"  This is  all new to him.  I love him dearly for all his support and for keeping me company at night in the big city of Toronto.  He had to go work in Niagara Falls for the week so I didn't pass the opportunity to snuggle an extra 2 nights before he was away.  I guess I'm a little lost when he is not around.  We have this super routine and when he's not around, I just cannot function…  But he has found lots of creative ways to make me feel special when he is away.  I cannot really say how cause I think C J would be embarrassed that I share here but he's pretty special.

I love the washi label punch.  A big hug to my daughter Megan who punched all 50 and stamped the images as well.

And here you go, 50 cards later.  Let me tell you there were dimensionals paper in the car and in the hotel room, everywhere…  If you cannot attend my card class on November 19th, please email me and I will fill you in on my class to go opportunity, stamps in the mail.

The color combo and modified version came from Sara, Shelli' daughter.  She posted a similar one on www.Soshelli.com.  Check her version too, it's adorable.

There are 3 ways for getting a hand stamped card from me this month:  1- if you placed an order directly with me or on my website.  2-  if you are in my team of demonstrator and have achieved great sales, recruiting or hosted an event.  3-  if you are attended the on stage event organized by Stampin'up!  I'll have a swap card for you!!

Housekeeping:  I will be hosting a Christmas card class on November 19th,  Reserve your spot!

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Nov 08 2015

Winter Wishes

Happy November!  I'm so excited, holiday season is almost here…. Actually, I have been super busy with the flu clinics and we nurses have to rearrange our schedules at work to accommodate the community.  I'm so excited that the weekend is here.  Weather is awesome in Canada.  Perfect day to put on the Christmas lights and to stamp holiday cards.  I guess i'm a little spoiled.  I get to stamp while my better half is putting on the Christmas lights. After this post, I will go and help out and do my fair share:) 

Have you received your holiday catalogue from me? if not email me.  I was so excited when I saw on p. 13 the winter wishes stamp set.  I love it cause it's vintage and because there is a skate.  My daughter Megan has been a figure skater since she is 4 years old.  Therefore 11 years of skating pictures that I will be able to scrapbook and preserve those special memories.  Here are a couple of samples made with the winter wishes stamp set.

I'm also digging the snowflake elements.  These wooden elements come 8 each of 3 designs.  For my cards, I decided to layer two one on top of the other.  If you are wondering where I got the music note designer paper? It's from the Home for Christmas designer series paper.  Love love love the look.  The possibilities are endless. 

There are 3 ways for getting a hand stamped card from me this month:  1- if you placed an order directly with me or on my website.  2-  if you are in my team of demonstrator and have achieved great sales, recruiting or hosted an event.  3-  if you are attended the on stage event organized by Stampin'up!  I'll have a swap card for you!!

Housekeeping:  I will be hosting a Christmas card class on November 19th,  Reserve your spot!

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Oct 21 2015

It’s all about balance

Are you excited about the mini catalogue?  In this house we sure are!!! My daughters and I decided to play with the Oh what fun Tag project kit #139602.  I have never created 30 tags so quickly.  Of course their help was amazing.  If you don't like to create new projects but would love to make adorable tags, this kit is right for you.  It comes with instructions. It is pre cut and just needs a little stamping.  After we finished creating them all, we still had leftover bedazzles.  I love them all.  I really can't pick my favorite. 

The before shot!!!

I'm all about balance.  Making sure to take care of myself. Making sure that my daughters are on the right path, guiding them to make good choices.  There is a lot of chatting going on in this house, sometimes intense chats and we do have tears from time to time but we stick together and help each other out.   Last friday, I had to work late and we had "a situation".  I love that I can count on Chris to guide me on the right path.  He gave me the best advise.  He sent me a message and it said:  "I will put it this way for you……you are her mother, not her friend. Your job is to protect her, not to be her buddy.  Throughout her life, you will make difficult and unpopular decisions but later when she grows up to be successful in all aspects of her life, she will love you even that much more for your tough decisions."  When I got that message, my shoulders came down from touching my ears.  I wanted to hug him over the phone.  If there is somebody out there reading this that is separated, you will understand me.  How tough to parent a child that you have not seen for a week.  It's their first day back and you have to tell them how it is and they might not like it….  It is not always rosie….  On a side note, we are back on track and this project was a great way to sit around the table and watch a combo of dancing with the stars and the voice and chat.  I might not post daily.  But feel that balance is the key for me right now and probably forever.  Juggling working out of town, the girls, my health and having a healthy relationship with my honey, matters a great deal to me.  He is definitely a KEEPER!! and a very smart man:)))

Last night, I stamped and created with one of my downlines.  We worked on different projects, shared tips and talked about future projects.  I love that stamping can bring so much joy.  It's a pretty much amazing social gathering.  The friends, support and also learning about myself plays a good part with my stamping.  I can't wait to show you what  I came up with… Enough said….

The after shot!!! of course I only put a couple on the wall.  30 tags would be a lot to place on the wall.

We got to make 3 of each tags listed below. My daughters made an excellent job at stamping and assembling.  Especially megan for adding the finishing touches…

I think this one above is my favorite.

I truly love the snowflake above as well.  I'm thinking of saving one to use on another project.  I am so excited that have a bunch of tags made for Christmas already.  I will create a couple tags from scratch that I like to personalize for specific people but these are a great start to the holidays…

My daughter Megan hung them all on one of my vintage Christmas tree.  Here is part of the tree lol.

You won't want to miss out on my next post.  I wanted to squeal after creating my next project.  It's a project that I have created from scratch, Kim style:)

Housekeeping announcement:

Yes, you read that right! For any stamps* you purchase October 19-23, you’ll save 15 percent off the retail value. It’s really that simple, and it’s really that exciting, so don’t miss out on this limited-time sale!

Shop HERE for the products to create a version of this project.  See the list of products below.

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Oct 12 2015

Happy Thanksgiving !!

I hope you are enjoying this perfect long weekend weather.  It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada.  Happy Thanksgiving my fellow Canadians.  I am so grateful for so many things.  We had a perfect family weekend.  Lots of laughs….   I'll have to share a couple of pictures with you.  My girls are the best.  As they get older,  I think we are getting closer.  I surely hope it remains this way… We have had a busy weekend soaking in this gorgeous weather.  Fall is my favorite season. 

This is certainly a scrapbooking pic.   I have so many that it will have to be used for my project life album.

Although my focus is not on Fall today, You can still take in some tips and techniques from my holiday card. 

Tip of the Day:

If you fold  in and out the doilie with your stampin' trimmer with the scoring blade,  it will create an edge to it making it pop out and adding a vintage look to your card.

The home for Christmas Enamel Dots #140536 are pretty cute too! 

I love that Stampin up! has different greetings that you can create with your bigshot.  The thinlits are so fun and easy to use with the magnetic platform.  For this card I used the word "Merry" from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies #139659.  These are also available for my french stampers!!:)) 
The current catalogue and Holiday Catalogue have a couple of options for wording and greetings.  It adds a nice touch to your projects. Check out these cute thinlits for different options:  Greetings Thinlits #138275, Hello You Thinlits #137363

I also wanted to thank the stampers that have ordered the paper pumpkin kits before October 10th. You will receive your next paper pumpkin in a pink box and a little something from me in the mail.  Thank you for donating to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Enjoy your evening, Hugs xox

 

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Oct 02 2015

Giving for a good cause

To show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paper Pumpkin is going PINK…  or at least the October boxes are!!!  Stampin'Up! will donate $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin Subscriber + An additional $1 for every new subscriber to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

What is paper pumpkin?  It's a fully designed project kit that arrives in a delightful box (PINK for October if you sign up before October 10th) filled with stamps, ink, paper and all the accessories you need to complete your projects.  Everything ready to go….It's the perfect gift for family and friends.  It is also the perfect start if you are a beginner or if you don't have a lot of supplies at home.  It is also a great kit for the expert stampers because you can tweak it to your taste. 

Here is a sample of the August kit, Chalk it Up to Love.  This is my simple version.  I copied the project exactly like the instructions that came with the content. So it's simple and easy and you learn new techniques along the way.  This kit came with all the supplies, stamp set and ink to make 3 boxes, 6 cards and 6 envelopes.  I keep all the projects made in a box and when I have an event and need a quick card for weddings, birthdays etc. I go directly in that box.  Also, when the projects are 3D, I will give these as hostess gifts and incorporate a treat.

The kits come all wrapped up.  It's a surprise to get your new kit every month.  You never know what is coming…. If you are a pinterest lover, there is a special spot for all the paper pumpkin kits and you get to view different projects.  Check it out HERE.

Wouldn't these boxes make a great hostess gift? When the boxes contain 3 D projects, I love to  give them to friends, teachers or even use them as pillow gift for family and friends that are coming for sleepovers.  It's also a great hostess gift to give to friends when invited for dinner.  I would add chocolate to mine.  As for all the cards, I placed them in a box.   When the girls need a birthday card for their parties or if I need a sympathy card or a wedding card and I'm in a rush, I just pick one out of the box.   The bonus is you get to keep the inks and stamp sets to make many more projects…

Here's a picture from Jordan, sewing on her card for her friend's birthday party.  She made the card on her own from one of the kits. It's from the March kit 2015 SEW YOU. A great way for her to learn how to sew.


Then mama stepped in and tweaked the kit to make it a wowser for the birthday girl…

 

So you can see how fun these kits are for new, beginners to expert stampers..

There are two simple ways to subscribe: 

PAY AS YOU GO  Just sign up once for $24.95 a month (shipping included) and a new kit is delivered to your door each month.

or

PREPAID SUBSCRIPTION  A great way to get a subscription yourself, or give one to a friend! Pay in advance and save money (shipping included)

1 month #137858 $24.95

3 month #137859 $74.85

6 month #137860 $143.70 (save $1 per month)

12 month #137861 $275.40 (save $2 per month) Bonus you can get hostess benefits, ask me how?

Please give it a try, if you sign up before October 10th you are giving to a good cause.  So many woman are affected by breast cancer.  I am surrounded by them.  I have a team mate in my downline, a nurse coworker who is 30 years old battling her second round.  You can read up about her situation HERE.  I have 3 daughters and want to make sure they grow old and stay healthy…Together, we will make a difference!

If you would like to raise money for a great cause, Email me!

Enjoy your day, Hugs xo

Sign up directly on my LINK or to the paper pumpkin link and add KIM ASSALY as your demonstrator.

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