• Events,  Promotions/Specials

    PEI crop was a blast!

    Hello everyone,

    Just a follow-up to my first crop that I held in PEI last weekend. It was such a great turnout with lots of fun & laughter with 24 local scrapbookers there! The only sad part was that it went by so fast! We’ll need to add an extra day next time, hey girls? LOL But I wouldn’t have done it without my good friend, Diane Stewart! She worked really hard with me the previous week while we were getting this all ready, and then the day prior with all the packing up, since the orders only got to my house on Thursday for the 24 goodie bags, door prizes & products for the optional classes! It got delayed due to severe weather in the US! grrrrr! But with her help, we got it done & were able to make it there even if we got our first snow that started on Thursday evening! wow! Snow on Nov 7th was not in our plans! lol

    So I plan on doing it again in the future, but probably a little earlier in the fall or maybe even coming in the Spring, we’ll see! 😉

    So the crop fee was $100, which gave everyone a good space to crop for Friday evening & all day Saturday from 9am-9pm, the hall was a great spot, with lots of room and great lighting!

    And they all received a goodie bag just like this…

    It had the following items from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue:
    -Let it Snow DSP pack $20
    -Snowman Season Stamp set $23
    -Let it Snow Embellishment kit $15
    -Snow Puff Paint bottle $6
    Retail product value of $81 (tax & ship incl)
    + Assorted precut cardstock to create 4 Scrapbook pages + 4 Christmas cards! See below…

    Make’n take projects…

    These are the pages & cards they got to create together. Don’t you love those cute snowmen?

    Cased from my BFF Evelyn Wood!
    I started out with a layout Diane had made at my Spring retreat, but wanted to use the Let it Snow embellishment kit on them, so once I started changing things up, I ended up with a total different look! lol
    But here’s a picture of hers too, they are cute! So if you still have leftovers from your goodie bag, you can keep going and make an extra layout!
    Oopsies! the pages weren’t in the correct order when I took the picture, it should say Snow Much Fun, not Much Fun Snow!!! lol

    And we had a few bingo sheets going around Friday & Saturday, and these were the lucky winners for Free SU! products:

    Heather B & Marilyn both won $50, Shelley C & Maria both won $55, and Shelly S & Barb W both won $40 each! Congrats to you ladies!!! 🙂

    But nobody left without winning something, everyone had a door prize! 🙂

    Optional classes

    At my retreats, I always offer optional classes, pages & cards, so these are the ones I had for this crop…

    Featuring the Christmas Gleaming Bundle
    Featuring the Harvest Hellos Bundle
    Cards featuring the Toile Christmas, Peaceful Boughs & the Frosted Foliage Bundles
    Featured the Feels like Frost Suite of products

    Once again Ladies, thank you so much for joining me for my first PEI crop, you were a fun team! Now you can expect your new goodies in the next week or so, Marcella & Heather will be in touch when they get your bag!

    Until next time, feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions or would like to order more goodies for your future crafting projects!

    Looking for a continuous discount on your Stampin’Up! purchases, you can join my Creative Chicks team! For more into, click HERE today!
  • Events

    My first crop in PEI is coming up soon!

    It’s not too late to join us! If you’d like to get a spot, just send me an email with your info and your payment by etransfer to stampinjo@gmail.com

    Here’s the full details:

    Date: Nov 8 & 9, 2019

    Place: Cornwall Civic Center at 29 Cornwall rd, Cornwall, PE

    Cost: $100

    • Goodie bag of Stampin’Up! Products valued at $75 (Approx $60 retail)
    • Free class kit to create 2 Scrapbooking layouts (12’’x 12’’) and 4 cards/envelopes
    • Everyone is guaranteed to win a door prize (New Holiday catalogue products & other)
    • Lucky hand bingo game (we’ll play at least 2 games between Friday night & Saturday)
    • Access to my Big Shot, dies, embossing folders, punches & ink pads.
    • Big table space
    • Your own copy of the Annual & Holiday catalogue (great ideas in these)
    • Sale table that will include retired products, adhesives, project kits & paper.  (If you need anything specific that I can order for you, let me know at least 2 weeks prior)
    • I will also offer optional classes for those who don’t like packing a bunch of stuff and just prefer doing something already organized for them.  Projects & prices will be sent to all attendees 2-3 weeks prior.

    ** No meals included – please bring your own lunch and dinner, or there are many nearby restaurants to order in or take-out.  We will have access to the fridge to keep beverages cold, but not opting for the kitchen access unless we have a big number of attendees who would be coming & wanting to use the kitchen.  So I will update if this changes.

    Limit of 30 spots

    My goal is to have at least 20 Ladies or more, but will set a max of 30, just so you can be assured to have plenty of elbow room!  


    Since spots are limited to 30, there will be a No-Refund policy, unless I have to cancel.  But if you can’t make it at the last minute, you can ask a friend to swing by to pick-up your goodie bag along with the Make’n take kits, and you will receive an email with the pictures of the projects we’ll be making.
    Or, if you can find someone to take your spot, I will send you a refund as soon as they register & give me your name. 🙂

  • Promotions/Specials

    Christmastime is here Suite

    Available November 1-30th, 2019

    Christmas is coming early this year, because the new Christmastime Is Here Suite is, well…here!

    This exclusive collection of fabulous, festive, floral products will be available while supplies last, so take a look at each item included in this beautiful product suite, and place your order today!

    It’s a suite of coordinating products with 1 item number for all #153947 $154 CAD-But if you don’t want or need the bracelet, you can get the rest of the products for only $124! Here’s the individual codes to order:

    153945 French Bundle $83.50 CAD
    152435 French stamp set only $52 CAD

    153948 French Bundle SUITE $154 CAD
    Click HERE to view & download the flyer

    You can also watch an introduction video of the products HERE
    ITEM: 152155
    ITEM: 152156

    Here's some samples posted by Stampin'Up!


    This is a limited-time only product suite like we’ve had in the past, and is only available while supplies last, so if you love what you see, order yours today by emailing me or you can order 24/7 from my Online store at www.stampinjo.stampinup.net and make sure you use the Host Code of the month: 9J2QB9HE to qualify for any special offers currently being offered by me! 🙂

    Have a great weekend everyone & keep’on Stamping!

  • Promotions/Specials

    Paper Pumpkin Party with friends!


    We design & prepare everything you need to create a beautiful project with your friends and tuck it inside a cute, red box—so you don’t have to worry about a thing. And because the projects are fun and easy, everyone is sure to enjoy a successful crafting experience. You can either organize this as a private party on your own with friends, or I can come over to help, it’s up to you! Here’s some easy steps to hosting a Paper Pumpkin party…

    Pretend that’s me with the long dark hair… haha!



    Choosing the kit is easy, you can always check the online store for past kits and refills. Or if you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, you can add a couple kits to your next subscription shipment. You can do this by logging into your account on paperpumpkin.com and adjusting your kit quantity.

    Another option might be asking your guests to subscribe themselves so they can bring their own kit to your event. Or, a final option would be to let me know how many kits you’ll need, and I can order them with my subscription and have your guests prepay by the 10th of that month. A full kit comes to $34.50 (tax & shipping included) And besides the material needed for the projects, it also comes with a full stamp set + ink spot, so everyone goes home with one to make all kinds of projects!


    Great! You’ve decided to hold a Paper Pumpkin event. Now you’ll need invitations!

    We suggest keeping it simple. Invite five but not more than 15 people to your event. Paper Pumpkin kits are guaranteed to include at least eight projects in every kit and may have 20 or more.

    Invite your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, church members, etc. Also, depending on the kit and what you want from your party, your guests might want to bring their kids! (We’ve discovered that kids love Paper Pumpkin, too!)

    Send invitations via Facebook, text, or e-invite. You can also download and print our Paper Pumpkin PDF invitation. Just fill it out and send it off. Or if you’re really feeling creative, make handmade invitations.

    Click HERE to download & print


    Preparing for the event can be a lot of fun! I’ll have sample made from my Kit, or if you just wanna do the party on your own with your friends, you can simply tell me how many kits you’d like, and you would use your own kit to create your samples (Don’t worry—instructions are included!) Once you’re done, you’ll know how to make the project, and your guests will have samples so they can see what they’re going to create. Be sure to display your projects so everyone can see them.


    Another extremely important preparation tip is to reach out a day or two before the event and remind your guests about your party. Remember, everyone’s different: Some like a Facebook message, others prefer a text, and some want a personal phone call. A simple reminder can be the difference between having two or three guests at your party or ten!


    Paper Pumpkin has everything you need to create your projects, but you might want to have a few extra supplies on hand for your event. Here are a few examples.

    • Simply Shammy or Stampin’ Scrub & mist
    • Bone Folder
    • Extra blocks
    • Paper Snips

    After you have assembled everything you need for your party, prepare place settings for your guests. Be sure that each person has what they need to make the project(s). 



    The fun begins! First, we’ll welcome your guests and provide basic direction and/or demonstration based on group size and experience. You’ll sit with them to create the projects together, you’ll get to socialize, and we’ll help your guests as needed.

    Most of all, enjoy spending time with your guests. Make sure everyone feels included and is having a good time. They’ll go home with an amazing project they made all by themselves, AND they’ll be ready to do it all over again next month! Yes, we can do this monthly, as Paper Pumpkin offers a different kit every month, and it’s always a fun surprise to open that red box!

    And when you host a Paper Pumpkin Party with me, I always make sure to bring door prizes for your guests and for you, the Hostess!

    Looks like you’re ready to have a fun crafting party with Paper Pumpkin! We’re sure your guests will have a fantastic time. Be sure to create a post on social media and use the hashtag #paperpumpkin. We want to see how it went!

    Anyone can subscribe to get a monthly kit anytime by clicking HERE! Contact me to get started…

    Email: stampinjo@gmail.com
    Cell: (506) 874-5885