Sympathy Card- what inspires you?

Sympathy Cards- What inspires you? I have a difficult time creating Sympathy Cards in advance.  I have never made one to sell.

I hear how difficult making Sympathy cards are. I just think of the person and my hands do the rest. Here are three simply yet beautiful cards. For me sympathy cards should be simple yet elegant. What about you? What do you like in a sympathy card? When I have lost someone dear to me I just let my hands go through the motions while I think of the loved one lost. I just got back from a funeral of one of my uncles. He was sick for many years and my aunt took very good care of him for all of those years. I hope she finds solace in the fact that he no longer suffers. His is with his darling daughter who passed just over a year before him. The bird represents freedom. He is now free from the long suffering he had to endure for over 10 years. The colors- well I used purple which I read was appropriate for masculine sympathy cards. I sponged the background hoping it represents the outdoors, sky, (purple/blue; sun(two shades of yellow) and the green (grass). I embossed the background with the striped embossing folder just to give it the masculine look. Each of the others represent different feelings for me.

All or most of my Sympathy cards now are based on a stamp set in the Stampin’ Up catalog.  I love this stamp set and will be sad to see it go.Here are a couple of Sympathy cards I have made throughout with this stamp set.

As you can see – same stamp set-different feeling for each. 



Sending love and Sympathy card.

Sending love and Sympathy card.




Sympathy Card

Feminine Sympathy Card




Today is the day!! Project Life is now available. !

Check out the video below


Order your Project Life kit Stampin Up online. Sign in or create an account and use this Hostess Code 




List of Retiring Stamps


List of Retiring Accessories



And the sale goes on… and the sale goes on!! Yep there may not be free shipping this week, but the weakly deals are just as great. Retiring items in this weeks specials.


 Weekly Deals for 2014-04-29

Weekly deals

Get them while they last




And the sale goes on…..and the sale goes on!!!!

Lots of great things happening this week!

1. There are still stamps and accessories available check the updated lists below.

2. Weekly deals – Some of the retired items made the weekly deals this week. If you do not have my favorite dress up framelits, order them today from Stamp with Jega and I will send you two tutorials. (Just send me and email to order or if you order online using my hostess code and your order number along with your email address.) Check the weekly deals below.

3. Project goes live this Thursday May 1st.  Watch the video below to learn more about Project life and come back Thursday for more information!


List of Retiring Stamps


List of Retiring Accessories



And the sale goes on… and the sale goes on!! Yep there may not be free shipping this week, but the weakly deals are just as great. Retiring items in this weeks specials.


 Weekly Deals for 2014-04-29

Weekly deals

Get them while they last



Last chance for FREE DELIVERY for Stampin’ Up product!

Last chance for FREE DELIVERY for Stampin’ Up product!

Saying good-bye to another favorite! Look at some of the projects I made with the versitile framelit. !!


Retiring product list

Clearance Rack

Weekly deals


Order online using Hostess Code QMKWEQQX





All dressed up pleated skirt

All dressed up pleated skirt




Dress up framelits and Pop N Cuts card base and dress form pop ‘n Cuts will are on the retiring list. Get yours before they are Gone!!


Dress Up

These will no longer be available after June 4 or until stock runs out

Pop n cuts dies





Get them while they last!

Secret Garden is one of my favorite stamp sets. I am sad it is going away. The good news is that the coordinating framelits are going to be around another year! Yay.

Here are a few projects I made with the Secret garden stamp set


List of Retiring Stamps updated April 24, 2014

List of Retiring Accessories update April 24, 2014




Secret Garden

Get the stamp set while it is still available



Circle flip card and Secret garden

Circle flip card and Secret garden


Used the envelope punch board and Secret garden stamp set

Used the envelope punch board and Secret garden stamp set


Oh my gosh! Retiring products going fast!





Oh my gosh! Retiring products going fast.  More retiring products sold out! Are you favorite stamps or accessories still available? Don’t  wait. Order today before they are gone for good.

Did you know you could go directly to the Stampin’ Up! web site and place your order online? Just use the Hostess code  QMKWEQQX. Your order will be shipped directly to your door AND until Friday April 25th shipping is FREE!! So act now! Click on the lists below to see what is still available! (Products not available are in RED)


Retiring Stamps Sets


Retiring Accessories


It won’t be back for another year!!

Yes folks, Sale-a-bration is over and won’t be back for another year. In the meantime we still have lots of great products and the weekly specials. Let’s check them out.


Did you know if you live anywhere in Canada (except Québec) you can place your order online and have it delivered directly to your door? Just use this HOSTESS CODE PRF4QD7R . 


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Fun on a Saturday afternoon

Saturday afternoon I had a  Stampin ‘Up workshop. We made two cards and we had a lot of fun. All the guests enjoyed their afternoon. In addition they all had one or two gifts of their choice that is available in the  Sale-a-bration 2014 catalog. The hostess sold for $ 775, which gave her $ 170 dollars hostess and 2 items at half price! No need to sayto say how happy she was! You too could to spend dollars in catalogs Stampin ‘Up! Invite friends home for a demonstration workshop. You do 1 or 2 cards and when your guests bought for $ 200 you can win $ 35 Hostess, If sales of the workshop amounts to $ 265 you can win $ 40 and so on. AND during Sale-a-bration, we ameilior prices. See table here below. From $ 400 sales added $ 40 Hostess of dollars.


Contact me today to reserve your Stampin’ Up Party


Sale-a-bration 2014 hostess dollar table

SAB hostess dollars 2014








Is the Super Bowl a game or an event?



This Sunday is a huge day!  It is Groundhog day and the ever famous Super Bowl Sunday!!

Will the groundhog see his shadow? Is this dreadful winter almost over?

Is the Super Bowl a game or an event?

Wow it’s finally the end of January. With the end of January brings us the famous Super Bowl. I am not a football fan, but someone told me this week that the Super Bowl was not a game but an event. It’s Super Bowl Sunday!!

So I did a little research. I know of the Super Bowl but I wanted to know a little of its history.

Here’s a little of what I learned.

Game 1 was played in 1967. This Sunday is marks the 47 th game, hence,  Super Bowl  XLVII.

Though it is an American event, it is popular worldwide. Wow! imagine that! It is among the most watched sport in the world  (most being N. American audiences) and is second to second to soccer’s UEFA Champions League Final.

The Super Bowl XLV was rated the most watched American television program in the history, drawing an average audience of 111 million viewers, taking ove the number 1 spot held for 28 years by the final episode of M*A*S*H!

Did you know that companies pay up to 4 million dollars for a 30 second commercial spot during the Super Bowl? With over 110 million viewers they say it is worth it. Commercial airtime is the most expensive during the Super Bowl due to it large audience. What better way to get in front of buyers!  I think just might watch it this year to see what commercials the big guns come up with.

Famous People: What would a Super Bowl be without famous people. Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Rolling Stones, The Who and Whitney Houston are just a few among the famous singers and musicians who performed during  à pre-game and half time ceremonies.

With that said, I wish you all a great Super Bowl Sunday!!

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With that said, I wish you all a great Super Bowl Sunday!!


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What??!! New Years Resolutions!!

Now what?!! Rain!!! As if winter here isn’t bad enough now it’s raining! What a mess Spring will be this year!! Of course as one of my uncles said once. It’s not raining inside. LOL.  And of course me being like a bear in winter anyway, it has not really any affect on me.  However, it does affect the people I love. My DH can’t shovel this year because of serious back problems, so he has to depend on one of our boys coming and shovelling for him. We are quite lucky! Our son calls him every day to see if there is shovelling to be done. Then he comes and does it and sometimes he charges us – a supper. How lucky are we.  But alas, it has taken its tole on our son. He now has a very bad cold and finds it a little harder. He will be coming today however, because of course it is snowing again- on top of the rain!!! Ugh! What a mess!

Consolation for me? Only that we are not the only ones this year with crappy weather. I heard the Niagra Falls froze for the first time since 1911. Is this true or just something going around Facebook? I don’t know, but I would not be surprised!!

Of course with the weather being so terrible and me in hibernation indoors with a great excuse for not going outside,  it will give me a chance to get some of my 2014 crafting resolutions done. Fortunately I only have a couple.

  • Stamp pages with all of my stamp sets. This will make it easier for me to find what I want to use for a project.
  • Make at least 3 projects with each of my stamp sets, starting in alphabet order. (scrapbook, card, 3D). These projects will be the basis of my classes (online and live)
  • Make videos of all of these creations.
  • When I create a card for someone, I will create two- One to give away and one to keep for classes or to sell.
  • Create an Etsy Page to sell my creations.
  • Start that online class I have been wanting for so long. Would you join?

These are just a few – crafting resolutions. I have some more for my business resolutions and personal, but we won’t go into that now!

Oh my that’s a lot! I’d better get started and hope that my  resolutions don’t go out the window into the strong winds of northern Québec at the end of January like most resolutions.

I read on facebook.

“Mommy what is a New Years resolution?”

“Something people promise on New Years Day and forget two days later.”

I hope that is not me!!



Fire under the Dubuc bridge separates Chicoutimi North and South

It has been a week and a half now that there was a fire under the bridge that joins the north and south of my city Chicoutimi over the Saguenay River. It’s a good thing that people can still walk on the old bridge.

On December 9 at around 11h00 pm, a fire started under the bridge in a Construction site. They have been making necessary maintenance reparations and the workers  were pouring cement under the bridge and to dry it quicker, they turned on the propane furnace and I guess  something was too close to the fire, because from 11pm to about three in the morning flames surged from under the bridge. Since then engineers have been analyzing the situation. So since the 9 of December we on the north side which include over 25,000 people have to either cross the old bridge by foot or take a 42 kilometer detour.

The army came and installed tents every so many meters to help fight the cold and winds. I can’t say what it is like to cross  the bridge by foot because I am one of many people that take the detour. My son however, crosses at least 4 times a week which each way is a little over 1/2 a mile each way. Great exercise. If he crosses at “rush” hour he is one in hundreds crossing.

They just announced this morning that the Dubuc bridge would open tomorrow morning (over 10 days later) for light traffic- no heavy vehicles including buses. Instead of being two lanes each way it will only be 1 lane each way.

So for the last 10 days a ride that usually takes me 20 minutes takes 1 hour. Just goes to show you how spoiled we are these days. I am used to jumping in my car and going into town for a small errand. Now we have to plan ahead and not go before at least 10h00 am AND  we have to be ready to return before 3h00 pm. or it won’t take us 1 hour, it will take us two as we would be in rush hour. I know it still isn’t as bad as the big cities like Montreal or Toronto or New York but when you are used to one way of life….. Like I said we are spoiled!

This should be back to normal by the end of January. This situation has hurt the economy. Even a little entrepreneur like myself. I had a class last Saturday and had to cancel because the girls coming live on the south side of Chicoutimi and did not want to cross the bridge with for scrapbooking and found it would be too long and expensive in gas to go out of their way 42 kilometers.

Though we have been inconvenienced, I am aware that there are people way worse off than we. Lake Magentic lost over 40 people in the train wreck. There have been no lives lost in our city.

With that I do wish you all a very Merry Christmas, health and happiness to all.

fire under the bridge

The Holiday Sale is on!!

The Holiday Sale is on!

Got your eye on some things from the Stampin’ Up catalogues. Well, those particular items could be on sale! Click on the link below to see all the product  check out the product in the Yearly Holiday Sale. Get your favorite items!


Contact me to order your favorites.  Sale will finish on December 2 or until stock runs out! I will put updates on my blog and facebook page as stock runs out.







I will place orders at noon each day if le demand requires.

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Call me-418-549-3488 

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Stampin’ Up Holiday Sale

Holiday jSale

Holiday jSale

Winter is here and so are the final October specials!!

Winter is here and so are the final October specials!!

Yes we had our first “snowfall” yesterday. Not much, just enough to remind us that winter is fast on our heels! I know other places have already had a large dump, but I am in no hurry!! It has however, made me think of my Christmas projects. In fact a friend of mine is coming to make snowflakes with me this afternoon. We will be using the Festive Flurry framelits and stamps. I can’t wait. I have already made a couple. Here is one of them.

 Isn’t it gorgeous!! I will be giving a class on how to make this lovely. It will be available as a video class as well. Stay tuned.Snow-flake-festive-flurry


On another note, this is the last week of October and with it brings the final October specials from Stampin Up! Here are this week’s specials. Get your orders in  today. I will send my order on Monday November 4th. You may place your order online using this Hostess Code 77AWGXJG (not valid in Québec)


That’s it for me today. I must go get my snowflakes ready!


Til next time, keep those creative juices flowing


I’m a shadow box junkie

I just finished my  shadow box of my grandaughter’s school picture. I had done one of my other grandaughter and one of my grandson. I still have 2 more to go.  I didn’t have Jessica’s at the same time I had Zach’s and Roxane’s. I complained and complained that I was waiting for Jessica’s picture. When I finally got it. I procratinated. 

Then yesterday I was making rosettes and it hit me! These would look great on Jessica’s Shadow Box page. So I got everything out. (my page foundation -the box was already made). I made rosettes but did not finish them I glued them to fit in opposite corners. I wanted the matting to be a little different – not straight on-so the mat goes one way and the picture goes the other way. Of course you just have to have butterflies and my favorite stamp set is papillon potpourri and the punches that coordinate. I made stamped and embossed them and stacked them in 3s to get that 3D effect. I had some left overs pieces from the spring catalogue that I put on top of the rosettes. I thought that gave them a finish different than a pearl. I am so sad I won’t be able to get anymore.  Now my page is ready for the shadow box.

Now I just have to finish the last two. I have been planning 5. I need to get nice pictures of the next two. I have finally decided what they will be. One will be recient pictures of our three sons and our daughter-in-law and the other of Roch and myself. Then our staircase will be finished. I guess these pictures will wait for Christmas for that will be the next big occasion for family pictures.

Well that’s it for today. I have to go finish hubby’s birthday card.

Until next time, keep your creative juices flowing. It is the very best therapy for whatever ails you.


this is the  page before installed in the frame.

I made the box 8 x 10 and made the page to go inside.



This is the finishe product. 

I glued the glass to the frame, then placed the box on top then using black duct tape sealed the whole thing.




If you would like information on how to create a shadow box contact me by email at




Thank you Thursdays from Stampin’ Up!- October 17 only!

Here’s what’s on the Stampin’ Up! blog today only!!

Contact me to order yours


This week’s Thank You Thursday is all about punches—namely the Artisan Label, Bitty Butterfly, Hexagon, Mosaic, and Pansy Punches.

Artisan Label Punch Item #130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Bitty Butterfly Punch Item #129406
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Hexagon Punch Item #130919
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Mosaic Punch Item #131267
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Pansy Punch Item #130698
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price:$11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

At Stampin’ Up! we are known for how our products coordinate, thus making the creative process easy! All of the punches that are featured today have coordinating
stamp sets.
For my first project, I used the Label Love Stamp Set that coordinates with the Artisan Label Punch, but I wanted a polka-dotted butterfly—so I used a stamp from the Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set with my Bitty Butterfly Punch.
The second project I made used another stamp from the Six-Sided Sampler and the Hexagon Punch.
I like to use the negative space left from a punch to cut out border pieces, which is what I did for this card.
It may be hard to recognize the Pansy Punch on this last project, but it was used!
I spritzed sheets of Creped Filter Paper with Calypso Coral ink, then punched out the pansies using the Pansy Punch.
I layered several pansies and attached them using a brad in the center; then I bunched the layers to create a fluffy, 3D flower.
If you don’t own these punches yet, I hope today’s projects inspired you and helped you see why you need to have them as part of your collection!

Have you entered my Pinterest Contest?

Hi there

Have you entered my Pinterest contest? It’s really easy. All you have to do is

 You will have a chance of  winning a  $25.oo gift certificate redeemable when you place an order with me. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today. This contest is for new members only.

I also want to send you a catalogue. It retails for $6.00 but I’m going to send it to you for FREE. However, before I do I have to have a conversation with you. Here’s what you have to do if you want to have a FREE Stampin’ Up catalogue:

Send me an email at  with your name and phone number. Tell me what is the best time for me to call you. That’s it.

I can’t wait to speak with you and I’m looking forward to sending you the catalogue.

If you are already a member of Stamp with Jega and you do not yet have a catalogue (annual or Holiday) Send me an email at  with your name and phone number. Tell me what is the best time for me to call you. That’s it.

I can’t wait to speak with you and I’m looking forward to sending you the catalogue.

Here are a couple of photos of one of the projects we will be making  November 16th  class. We will be focusing on Christmas of course, but I made one like this for a wedding gift. Take a look at the second photo.

My November class filled up very quickly so sign up for the one on November 16th today. You really don’t want to miss out on some wonderful projects. Hope to see your name on my list!!

That’s it for today.

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Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians

Yes, it’s here the day to give thanks – Thanksgiving but only in Canada. Our American friends have their Thanksgiving in November.

My daughter-in-law and son asked my yesterday if I knew why Canada and the United States celebrated Thanksgiving so far apart.

The answer seemed logical to me at the time. Canada is so much further north and the farmers’ crops are ready way before the Candians.

This morning I wanted to make sure I knew what I was talking about so of course I googled it. (isn’t it so much fun these days to find your answers at your fingertips?

So here is the skinny (this is an article taken from Staff in 2007.) I am so glad I wasn’t far off…

Happy Turkey Day everyone!


‘”The common wisdom seems to be that because we’re so much farther north, our harvest days arrive earlier, and so we give thanks a lot sooner – although it’s hard to be grateful for an earlier winter.

Whatever the truth, there’s one fact history can’t deny – Canada has been celebrating the holiday a lot longer than our southern neighbours.

Thanksgiving in Canada actually goes back to 1578 in Newfoundland, when explorer Martin Frobisher held a ceremony of gratitude for surviving the journey from Europe.

Americans, led by the Puritans and the Mayflower, didn’t begin their annual tradition until 1621 – 43 years later.

But the first official Canuck day of thanks actually started in – of all months – April of 1872, as a grateful nation celebrated the recovery of King Edward VII from an illness.

Our next turkey time came seven years later, and this time it was in November! It stayed that way until 1899, when it moved to a Thursday in October. And talk about an unstable holiday.

In 1901 and 1904, it was on a Thursday in November.

Between 1908 and 1921, it was moved to a Monday in October.

And from 1922 to 1930, it was actually celebrated on what is now Remembrance Day – November 11th!

In fact, Canada didn’t actually settle on a true Thanksgiving Day until 1957, when Parliament finally fixed the date as the second Monday in October, where it remains now, giving us the final long weekend of the season.

Now that’s something to truly be thankful for.”



12 weeks before Christmas

Oh yes! Christmas is not far away. Sign up for my newletters and you will receive a project each week starting the first week of October.

Sign up today in box on the right side of this blog.

Have you seen the new Stampin’ Up! punch board! You can make up to 66 different sizes! It’s as easy as 1-2-3-

1. cut your paper

2. line up and punch & score your paper

3. fold and glue.


But that’s not all!!!! 

Did you know you could also make cards? Check out the card I made for my nephew’s 50th.

Materials used

Cardstock and designer series paper
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (126926) and the envelope punch board.
Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Basic Black  (126980)

Big Shot
Envelope Liner framelits (132172)
Envelope Punch Board (133174)
Circle Punch 2-1/2 inch (120906)
Circle Punch 1-3/8 inch (119860)

Memorable Moments (132039)

Envelope Punch Board Card

Birthday card made with Envelope Punch Board



I used the same paper to decorate the inside of the envelope using my envelope liner framelits.

Contact me to order any of these products here.

’til next time