Sale-a-Bration is Here!


I trust you had a happy and joyous Christmas! Now it’s a new year – and new beginnings. It’s hard to believe that 2015 is here already…2014 just seemed to fly by! But it was a great year – we have a new grandson. So that’s now 6 grandkids that we have – and they’re all very special!

Remember the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” that’s played around Christmas time? Well…with Stampin’ Up!, from now until March 31, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!! The new 2015 Occasions catalogue is here, as well as the new 2015 Sale-a-Bration catalogue. Click on the buttons on the right hand side of this blog and you can see for yourself all the new “toys”!!


I’m working on some projects with the new items from both the Sale-a-Bration and the Occasions catalogues – so hopefully will be posting them soon!

Weekly Deals for January 6-12

There are some good deals here this week…especially if you love paper – and the Envelope Punch Board is just great to use!

If you need a catalogue – 2015 Occasions, 2015 Sale-a-Bration, and/or a 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue, let me know and I’ll get one to you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…


“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  Psalm 40:31


Winter, the White “Stuff” & Weekly Deals!


Well…winter’s here in full swing! It hit hard on Saturday and it seems like no one remembers how to drive in the snow. But that’s life in Saskatchewan!! So when you’re out driving – drive carefully. There’s ice under the snow, which adds to the problem of winter driving.  But…we’ll certainly have a white Christmas!  I’m sure the white “stuff” is here to stay!  And…I heard the price of gas is going down!  That’s a bonus!!

So…even though we got hit with the snow…here’s something better to think about…

Weekly Deals – November 25 – December 1

If there’s something you just have to order,  just click on the item and it will take you to my online store.  Of course, you can also shop for anything else at the same time, including the Clearance Rack.  If you’d prefer I send in the order for you, let me know by 5:00 pm Friday, November 28.  I’ll be putting  in an order then, so I can put yours in as well!

Don’t forget…there’s another Christmas Card class on Sunday afternoon, November 30 – 3:30 pm at my placeRegister here to save your spot!!  Later on I’ll be posting some of the cards we’ve made – so don’t be left out.  Be one of the first to make these beautiful, new Christmas cards.

Take care…have a great week!

Inky hugs & blessings…


“Do not be anxious…or worried…about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which is beyond all understanding, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7

Your Creative Get-Away…

My Paper Pumpkin

Isn’t it wonderful to have a hobby? Statistics actually prove that people are more content and live longer when they have a hobby.  And it’s even better to have one that you are truly passionate about!

So….whether you’re just getting started and need some help or you’re an avid stamper…My Paper Pumpkin is the perfect solution! It’s a well thought out kit that arrives on your doorstep each month….along with a tutorial on great ways to use your products and make the project shown!

Today, April 10th is the last day to subscribe for this month’s creative get-away, so click here to get started. And please…choose me, Brenda Blum, (Postal Code S7J 3H9) as your demo.  Then you’ll also be eligible to join us at the “Pumpkin Patch”… an evening when those of us who have Paper Pumpkins can get together and either make them as they are or step them up with other embellishments and more ideas!!  You can also “try it”  just for a month if you’d like!

Remember…check out My Calendar for classes on card making and other fun things to sign up for!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there my be food in My house.  And try Me now in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such a blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.”   Malachi 3:10

Fabric Frenzy…This week only!!

Dates: Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 31, 2013

Details: Spring into our Fabric Frenzy! For one week only, all of our beautiful Designer Fabric is 50% off:




Retail Price

Sale Price



Essentials Designer Fabric





Floral District Designer Fabric





Comfort Café Designer Fabric





Summer Smooches Designer Fabric





Twitterpated Designer Fabric





Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric





Beau Château Designer Fabric





Spice Cake Designer Fabric





Flirtatious Designer Fabric





Tea for Two Designer Fabric





More Amore Designer Fabric



*From the 2013 spring catalogue

Need ideas for using our fabulous Designer Fabric? Click below to watch a video with fun ideas!

The Fine Print

  • Discounted fabric is available on all orders.
  • There’s no minimum purchase required to receive the discount – shop, save, and enjoy!
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price and the discount will be removed once the limit is reached. So shop early!

Embossed & Embossed Again!

Here’s one of the cards we’re going to be making in the Tools & Techniques class tomorrow evening.

Double Embossing Card 001

It’s called Double Embossing.  The main part of the card is embossed on the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder (#127751), then the Decorative Frames Oval (#123130) is embossed over it.  And by doing it a certain way, you won’t have the ‘fans’ showing through where the oval is.  Come to the class and I’ll show you how!  We’ll also be making an envelope for this card.  This envelope is made with a 6″ square of matching Designer Series Paper and has a belly band wrapped around it to keep it closed.   Since the card is only 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, it can’t be mailed as it is through Canada Post, so the belly band works!  If you want to mail it, just put it into a larger envelope.  Notice the patterned paper and button?  They’re from Sale-a-Bration 2013 – the Sycamore Street Collection.   You can get them free with each $60 order

Go to my Calendar of Events to register!  I hope to see you tomorrow evening!

Don’t forget to register for the LifeWay Christian Academy Fundraiser on Friday & Saturday, March 15 & 16, 2013.  Another one of the projects that I’ll be teaching in a class is this Gift Card Holder.

Gift Card Holder 002

Are you one of those people who give gift cards for special occasions?  If you are, then make sure you sign up for this class.  This is one of the gift card holders we’ll be making.  And yes…it really is decorated for Christmas, but you can use any Designer Series Paper and any Stamp Set for any occasion.  I’ll show you how!

Gift Card Holder 001

Be sure to contact Carrie Bueckert – – to sign up for the LifeWay Christian Academy Fundraiser.  The monies raised go to help the inner city school.  It’s a great way to do something worthwhile and help a good cause – and have fun at the same time!

Enjoy the sunshine we’re getting today!  Shouldn’t be too many more weeks of this cold and snow!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.”  Ephesians 3:20

Put It All Together!

Do you have photos on your computer that have never been printed? … or photos that have been printed but just sit in a box?  I do…and that’s about as far as I get with them.  I know I should do something with them…but never seem to get around to it – it’s just too big of a job!!  But…with this mini album, it won’t take long and a complete event can be put together in no time at all.

Here’s a photo of the Mini Album that we’ll be making in a class at the Lifeway Christian Academy Fundraiser.

Mini Album - Lifeway Christian Academy Fundraiser - Class 001

The Fundraiser is being held on March 15 & 16Friday evening and all day Saturday.    The Lifeway Christian Academy is an inner city school and the proceeds go to purchase various supplies and equipment that they need.  They’re only partially funded by the government, so this is a way to help out and have fun at the same time!  And we have a blast!!  There’s lots of prizes, great food all day long, and lots of room to work!!  I’ll be doing 3 classes – and this Mini Album class is one of them!!  It’s just the right size to capture an event – a family reunion, a recital, a game…!  Make one for yourself – or give it as a gift!  Remember all those photos we talked about at the beginning of this post?  Pop them into this mini album and just add some journalling!  Done!  Easy as that and didn’t even take much time!!  The other 2 classes will be Gift Card Holders (3 of them) and a Never Ending Card.  I’ll be posting each of those in the next few days.

Sign up for all 3 classes and I’ll give you a discount.  The cost for the classes is:

1 class – $25
2 classes – $40 (save $10)
3 classes (best deal) – $55 (save $20)

Register for the Lifeway Christian Academy Fundraiser through Carrie Bueckert (, and you’ll be eligible to register for these classes.  Go to my Calendar of Events scroll down the class list in March, click on the RSVP button and I’ll get your registration. I’ll get back to you with a list of what you’ll need to bring to the class and payment options.

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”  Proverbs 16:3

Simply Said…

It’s here for Sale-a-Bration…and you can get it FREE!!  It’s the SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL PLATE for the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Like the Simply Scored Scoring tool, which was introduced last summer, the SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL PLATE has grooves etched every 1/8″ and can be used to make envelopes of almost any size!  Just think…a card with a totally matching envelope!  Wow!!  And better yet…you can get yours FREE during Sale-a-Bration with every $60 order from the current catalogues!

Here’s a video that Donna Griffith, from SU! Home Office, did showing the features of the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate and how to use it!

I’ve had a few customers get theirs for FREE…how about you?  One customer purchased the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334 – page 181 Annual Catalogue), the new Simply Scored Border Scoring Plate (#126192 – page 26 Spring Catalogue), added an adhesive to her order and was able to get the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate FREE!!  It’s worth $15.95!!  Sale-a-Bration is a great way to SAVE!!

Be sure to check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure!  If y0u don’t have one…and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, let me know and I’ll get one to you!!  And remember…you can place your order online 24/7 (even in your jammies) – and have it delivered right to your door!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs & blessings…Brenda

“Don’t panic.  I’m with you.  There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.  I’ll give you strength.  I’ll help you.  I’ll hold you steady and keep a firm grip on you.”   Isaiah 41:10