About Me  

My hometown is Calgary, AB but I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. I'm a stay at home mom of 5 1/2 year old Taylor and 2 year old Jaiden and I've been married to Bill for 7 years. My life is constantly in high gear!

I attended my first SU workshop over 2 years ago and was just blown away, I immediately was hooked! I Never thought I could do anything crafty let alone make a business of it. I became a demo in May 2004 and I absolutely love it!

Stampin' Up!® News  

The much anticipated 2005-2006 catalogue is now AVAILABLE. Contact me now to purchase your copy for only $10 or ask me how you can earn your copy for FREE by hosting a Stampin' Up! workshop.

Stampin' Up! in Quebec

Stampin' Up! expands to French Speaking Canadians.

Specials and Promotions  

RMHC Charities Stamp Set
Holiday Mini Catalogue Stampin' Up!'s New Embossing Pack

Inspiration Sheets  
These valuable sheets are full of ideas, colour palettes and instruction. They are only available to demonstrators and come out every quarter (4 times a year). If you would like to know how you can get a complete set and receive future inspiration sheets than please contact me NOW.

Start a Home Based Business  
If you have ever thought of owning your own business at a reasonable start up cost and you love Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Papercrafts than Stampin' Up! is for you. Contact me for information. I would love to get a demo package out to you!
Effective immediately there will be a $20 NSF charge for any cheque that is returned to me ("bounces"). Also, I will no longer accept postdated cheques. Payment must be made at time of ordering as this slows delivery time for all the other people that have placed an order. If you have any questions concerning either of these newsflashes than feel free to call or email me.

Keeping in Touch - September 2005. Click here for wonderful project ideas.

Free Stamp Draw - Click here and follow the link to the "Enter to win free stamps" draw (** Note this is not available thru me, this is a random drawing thru Stampin' Up!)

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What's New?

Fall is approaching at a rapid speed. I'm still hoping that we have a few weeks of nice weather. I cannot believe how quickly Summer went by, even quicker for us as Taylor started Kindergarten on August 16th, she is in her 4th week of school whereas most kids just started this week.

As Fall approaches I start thinking of the wonderful holidays that will soon be upon us. I look forward this year to making Halloween Gifts for Taylor's Kindergarten class, Christmas gifts and of course Valentine's Day Gifts for Taylor's classmates also. I hope that everyone is starting to think of all the wonderful things that they can stamp and create this holiday season.

** Reminder that Sunday September 11th from 10-2PM I will be participating in a Stampin', Scrappin' & Craft Garage Sale with 5 other demonstrators at 256 Cove Drive, Chestermere. Hope some of you can stop by and visit, I'm sure there will be alot of great stuff there. If you need more details please contact me.

** Booking Incentive for September and October - book and host a workshop with me in September and October and you will choose a book to look coupon for free Stampin' Up! merchandise, choose a large Classic Stampin' Pad and also receive a coupon worth $5 off your next purchase.

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Featured Accessories

Stampin' Around Wheel Storage

These containers are completely stackable, the standard stores 10 wheels and the jumbo stores 6 wheels. They are see thru so being able to see what wheels you have is a bonus. I love them! Page 234-235, Price: $9.95 each CAD, sold in sets of 2.

Stampin' with Stampin' Spots

What is a Stampin' Spot?
 It's a 1" x 1” re inkpad. Stampin' Up! Offers them in all of the 48 colors
 in the 4 color families.

Why get Stampin' Spots?
  1. Limited money...it is a great way to own all 48 colors without
 spending quite so much money. They are only 1" square, but if you're limited
 in money and you are impatient and want all the colors RIGHT NOW, the spots may be the way to go!
  2. Try before you buy...it is a great way to see if you will actually
 use all the colors before you make the investment. You may find there is one
 or more that you don't gravitate towards and may not wish to buy the larger
 pad, yet you still have the color to use if you ever do need it.
  3. Travel with ease…it is the perfect way to take all 48 colors with
 you when you 'hit the road,' whether that be for a trip around the block to
 your stampin' buddies house for an afternoon of fun; a long-distance road
 trip with the family; or even that much needed dream vacation flight to the islands, these 'spots' is the pads to take. Just think of all the packing room you'll save!

Tons of uses for Stampin' Spots

Take about 1/8 section of stampin' sponge and pull the white grosgrain or
organdy ribbon between the sponge and any color stampin' spot. Just let it
dries a couple of minutes before using in your project. This way you have 25
yards of any color of ribbon, any time you need it!
* * * * * * * * * *
Use the spots to make a background. Use 2 different colors and alternate.
X=blue Y=tan
comes out really cool.
Uses for Stampin' Spots:
1. They are great for inking multiple colors on a large stamp. An example of
this would be to ink one of our butterfly stamps with Yoyo Yellow, Lovely
Lilac, Brilliant Blue...working from the lightest to the darker colors.
Another example is to use a flower stamp such as the stipple hydrangea and
use the Almost Amethyst, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac pads for the flower
portion and the Mellow Moss and Old Olive for the leaves and stems. The
color will randomly overlap a bit and give a collage look.
2. Use them individually as gifts for friends (or hostesses if you are a SU!
Demo) or buy one of the color families they are offered in and give them as
a nice gift to your stampin' friend...they will love it! What stamper doesn’t like having more choices of inks?!
3. These 'spots' of color are fabulous to use with the alphabet sets.
Calling all Scrapbookers...you don't want to be without them! Perhaps you aren't into stamping enough to justify the cost of all 48 standard size pads. This is the perfect way to have all the colors without all the investment of the larger pads. A 12 pack of colors is only $30.95.
4. Use these for anything you would normally use the standard size inkpad.
5. They can be re-inked just like the standard pads! Use the same re-inkers.
6. Mini stamps also fit perfectly on these pads.
7. Use the spots as a shape stamp. Stamp the spot directly onto cardstock.
Use pastel Stampin’ Spots as square shadow stamps. Put a row of these
squares together for a checkerboard look.
8. They also can be used as blocks of color in a collage card using the
direct to paper technique. Just dab the spot right on the cardstock use
several that coordinate. Then stamp an image on top...using just the
black ink to let the color of the direct to paper show through.
9. I like to use the spots for this idea: Take the large Rectangle shape
stamp. Apply a light color of ink in the center across the stamp; next apply
another color to the right and another to the left of the center color. Now
the entire stamp should have color. Spritz with a mist of water and tilt stamp to blend the color some. Now stamp onto cardstock. You get a cool watercolor look of three colors. Stamp an image over the color, cut out rectangle with decorative scissors, trim edge in gold embossing power or gold metallic marker and layer.
10. Use them to ink up a background stamp with a variety of colors. It is
easier to use the Stampin' Spots to do this than the large pads. Create a
unique rainbow color background. You just put the spot on the stamp instead
of the stamp on the pad.
11. These spots make great watercolor palettes. Stamp them on yogurt lids
and then use the blender pen or a watercolor brush to pick up the color and
paint your stamped images.
12. These are the best choice to grab quickly when you just want to add a
bit of sponging to your projects. Use the sponge and the spots to apply
color to the edges of your card or layers or use them to create beautiful
unique backgrounds.
13. They are also nice to have when stamping with someone else. When the
full size pad is in use, someone else can ink up his or her stamp without having to wait. This is especially great when you are stamping in larger groups.
14. Let the kids in your life use them without worrying that they will ruin
the bigger, more expensive pads.
15. Less storage room for your stamp room at home.

16. Are you spending time waiting in doctor’s offices, for your child to get
out of piano lessons? Do you really want to read another boring magazine…not when you can stamp! Here's an idea..make up an On the Go
Stampin’ Kit. Include one set of Stampin' Spots (Soft Subtle spots for
springtime projects, Bold brights for summertime stamping, Earth Elements for fall or Rich Regal for your winter projects).
The rest of your On the Go Kit could include one set of markers, one package
of pre-cut postcards and one stamp set of your choice. Just think, the next
time you are waiting you won't be bored…time will fly by! And maybe
you’ll even make some new stampin' friends!
17. These are easier to use when doing the Spotlight Technique! They provide
you with much more control over the section you ink up. Just stamp your
image on card stock (such as the Bear from the Yukon set, using Close to
Cocoa) and then use the Creamy Caramel Stampin' Spot and press it gently,
and quickly onto his face. It will draw the eyes attention to that area. This is a simple but beautiful technique!
18. Another use is to do some fun direct to paper stamping - put the spot
right on the paper and stamp an image on it (like using the small square
shape!), put a bunch of them together for a checkerboard look.
19. Use these as gifts for children's birthday parties. Place a spot in a
cello bag with some precut card stock and a small stamp (SU! Offers many
set that can be broken down and used this way). Stamp a cute bag topper
that goes with the theme of the birthday party! All kids love to stamp...even if it is only on their bodies (for Stampin' Up! Demos use this same idea except use incentive stamps and give them away guest gifts /door prizes).


Stampin' Up! It's all about creativity.

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Michelle Nadraszky
Stampin' Up!® Senior Associate
(403) 229-1724
or 606-4282

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