Saturday, September 21, 2013

So much fun, so little time.

This was two days ago now.  I will try and catch up on the last couple of days.

I just couldn't tear myself away from all the fun activities to get on the computer.

This picture looks a little blurry to me now.  Maybe that's because I am writing

this at 2 a.m. or it could just be blurry.

On the first day of my trip I broke my glasses.  I am using cheap glasses but they

are not my proper prescription.  So things haven't been quite as clear as they

should be.

More candy all over the hospitality suite.
This is Catherine Sanders and I filling our jars of trail mix.
Remember the sack I showed you a couple of days ago that was the pillow gift.

I couldn't show you the product that was in there because it is brand new

product that hasn't been released yet.  However, I can show you the samples

of things we make with the product.  This is a picture of the Make N Takes

that we get to make with the cool product.

Imagine inviting your fun, fabulous friends over for a night of stamping and creating.

It is never too early to contact me and book a date for a fun night out.

These cards were created and designed by Catherine Sanders.  Aren't they cool?

This is a water colour technique and the stamp set is one of our photopolymer sets.

In the hospitality suite we complete our make n takes, we chat, chew candy,

fling horse shoes for prizes, share our creations like the ones above and below.

In the evening we had our swap.  Everyone's swap this year was incredible.  

I have lots of great ideas for upcoming classes and make n takes.  

Pictured Below is my swap.  Shirley Bish made all of these for me

and spent hours searching stores for clips and googlie eyes.   

Isn't it great that the card stock and ink and everything else can just be ordered

through me 24/7, easy peasy, beary easy! 

At the pyjama party we got to hear a video message from Shelli.  She looks

fantastic and has an amazing spirit.  If you haven't heard what happened to

poor Shelli then you can check it out on her blog at

We got to enjoy home made ice cream sandwiches pictured below.  

I'm pretty sure these were calorie and fat free.  lol

And a quick trip to my room to see the pillow gift before running to the store 

and then sitting up to the wee hours of the morning chatting again.  

In the tube is a scarf which I will show some day when I figure out 

how to open the container.  

Really I don't want to open the container because it is just so pretty.  

I will try to catch up some more again tomorrow.  Good night.

Happy Applefest to all my St George, Brant, Ontario, Canada friends.

Denise Donald
Crafts Forever, Housework Whenever
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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Two Brand New Photopolymer Stamp Sets

We have two brand-new photopolymer stamp sets available. They're both travel-themed so will be perfect to use in documenting your summer travels and adventures.

There are lots of items like these that are not in your catalogues but you will find them when your shop on my Stampin' Up! site.

Want them now?  Want them delivered right to your door?
It's so EASY.  Just Create an account with me (Denise Donald) and you can shop 24 hours a day.
Go to my website www.denisedonald.stampinup.netto create your account today.
if you place an order (minimum $40) then you will be placed in a draw for
mystery hostess rewards.
Orders must be placed by Sept 30 and prized will be drawn and posted
here on Oct 1, 2013.
Three prizes will be awarded:
One lucky winner will get $20 FREE catalogue shopping spree.
One lucky winner will get $10 FREE catalogue shopping spree.
One lucky winner will get a FREE card class (value $8)
You need to use this hostess code when you place your order.
The hostess name is September 2013
Hostess Code:

I am also going to have a special draw just for everyone who creates an 
account with me.  If you already have an account with me then you are
automatically entered in the draw.  

The winner will receive 


The spoiling continues

Back row left to right Jenn Tinline, Catherine Sanders 
Front Row left to right. Me (Denise Donald), Natasha Byrne 
We are sitting on hay and going to throw some horseshoes for a prize. 
I had no idea how heavy horseshoes were. Poor horses. 
I did not get a ringer. I hope to improve by the end of the week. 
We gathered our name tags and found out which team we were on. I am on the jawbreakers. That doesn't sound very nice, does it?
Pictures and videos are being captured everywhere. 
This is the Stampin' Up! Photographer. He was taking 
out picture with all of our cameras so I thought it would
 be cool to take his photo. 
The hospitality suite is all about relaxing and chatting with friends. 
Sara Douglas chatted with us and updated us on how her mom is doing. 
Check out all the yummy treats we can have.

We are within walking distance of the stores. 
We went shopping. Catherine and Natasha found super cute pj's
Then back for dinner. 

Team prize.

Oh My!!!!  CraftD Bear you sure got into the candy bushels, didn't you?  

Pillow gift
I wish I could show you all the goodies in the gorgeous sack but it is top secret.  
I can tell you that I love it all.  
Oh, it is so so so so exciting.  

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Founder's Circle Welcome

Welcomed by Stampin' Up!!!
My room!

I want to earn Founder's again.  I'm so spoiled.  I got a balcony!!!!!

Bear Travels

CraftD Bear and I are packed and ready to leave our room in Las Vegas and head to St. George, Utah today.  Woohoo!!!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013


I discovered I could stamp in the car today!!! Woohoo!!!

I can't show you the completed project as it is a surprise for the lucky ladies attending
our Moonlight and Mistletoe Christmas crafting retreat in Niagara Falls in October.

Sundays are delivery days.  Irv and I go together and enjoy a nice lunch out and we make it our special time together.  We get to visit with people and catch up on the latest news.  

We delivered Stampin' Up! goodies to Carol and she gave us some gorgeous fresh veggies from her garden.  What a perfect day.  Thanks Carol.