Thursday, 7 April 2016

Countdown to Utah...April 2016

Good Morning All,
The countdown is on for Salt Lake City and the Stampin' UP! OnStage Live in Utah!  I am so excited to be going and spending 4 days in the company of some incredible SU demonstrators, starting with my good friend Jamilla Ivits.
Yesterday I received my name badge and ribbon and today, the sorting and packing begins.
Swaps...did I say swaps"  YES!!!!! for sure.  Hoping to get more done this week-end as I want to be able to bring back and share some great ideas with my fellow Stampin' Sisters are are first "Sideline Sisters" get together in May.  More exciting news on that to come!
A great big welcome to Laurie Adlam McLeod to the "Studio Stampers" Team.  So glad to have you on board!  Looking forward to getting together when you get back from out west.
Want to be a part of an exciting team of papercrafters too?  Don't hesitate, go to Margie's Stampin' Studio on Facebook and private message me today.
Till next time...TTFN
Margie
I'll see you there!

Monday, 18 January 2016

Monday Morning With Margie

Good Monday Morning to All!  It has been a few Monday's since I have blogged and have missed sharing with you all the exciting things coming and going!
First of all...Happy New Year to you.  With the new year comes lots of exciting activities, specifically our new Spring Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Event.  Each year Stampin' Up! offers a free item from their special Sale-A-Bration Catalogue for every $60.00 in purchases before tax and shipping.  We are well underway and will continue this grand even until March 31.
With all the new items in our catalogue it isn't hard to add up those dollars and earn free product.
Check out Margie's Stampin Studio on Facebook for more information on my upcoming CROP..."A Touch of Spring" March 5, Grand Valley Golf & Country Club Campbridge.

Upcoming Coffee and Card Class to be held on Wednesday January 20th at 1:30 pm. If you are interested in joining us, contact Margie at margiesstampinstudio1@yahoo.ca  Here are the lovely cards we will be completing.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates on Margie's Stampin Studio! ttfn...Margie

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Jan 13 Coffee and Card Class Highlights


Fun Coffee & Card Class held last Wednesday Afternoon.  We used new products, punches, dies, paper etc from our Spring Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Free products.
Link up with Margie on her Facebook Page "Margie's Stampin' Studio or her Stampin' UP! Website www.margaretstares.stampinup.net
Either of these locations will highlight upcoming classes and activities.
Till next time!  Margie

Monday, 26 October 2015

Monday Mornings with Margie

Good "Afternoon" All! Monday Morning was a little hectic for me as I was portraying myself as a pincushion for my lab and doctor's office. Shots for our trip, flu shots and blood work! Whew, glad that is done.


Holiday Catalogue

Have you seen our Holiday Mini from Stampin' Up! yet? No... what are you waiting for. It is filled with some marvelous items that will truly help you get ready for that upcoming holiday season. Take a walk through our catalog and contact me if there is anything I can assist you with. I am having so much fun working with the framelits and making really "neat" table favours, Christmas Cards and so much more.
Santa stopped in recently and we had a great discussion on how to make the holidays a great time for all. I told him about my weekly classes and he was pleased that I was sharing the Christmas spirit with all who could make it out. Don't forget to check out my website: www.margaretstares@stampinup.net to check in with all my class schedules.

This past weekend I was sooooo very busy with papercrafting and sewing.
Saturday I attended a crop for the Kitchener Optomist Clubs representing Stampin' Up! and all we have to offer.  I was able to provide a cute Halloween make n take for all as well as exchange papercrafting ideas and tips for new croppers.
Sunday I made my way to Younque Country Retreat operated by Heather Frampton McAllum just north of Guelph.  There we were sewing our little hearts out as we created beautiful Rag Stockings. Our instructor Regan D'Agostino was fabulous.
If you are ever interested in a marvelous papercrafting, sewing, quilting getaway week-end.  Contact Heather at Younique Country Retreats and she will tell you everything she has to offer.
The pictures shown here are from the crop we attended on Saturday, croppers, goodies I provided for all the croppers and the witches hat that I made from our great Stampin' Up! kits! 









Stocking Class at Younique Country Retreat... as you can see I'm even yacking while I sew, lol

Well everyone, it's time for me to say bye bye for now...until next Monday, take care and happy stamping!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Monday Mornings With Margie

Good Monday Morning to All: A chilly fall day is what awaits us today. Sunny and crisp a great day for a walk and a little inspiration and then back to your favorite crafting area. A great time to complete that long overdue fall layout or create some great fall birthday or halloween cards. Don't forget Christmas is only 10 week-ends away, and it will soon be time to send out those beautiful hand made Christmas Cards that any friend or family member would be delighted to receive. As a long time paper crafter myself, I love this time of year. Just looking outside my window is an inspiration itself with the vast array of colours that the fall season has to offer. If you don't have a spacious paper crafting area and/or don't like to paper craft alone, or maybe you are a newby and want to learn all the fun techniques that go with scrap booking and paper crafting. This Monday is your lucky day! As an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin' Up! An International supplier for amazing paper, accessories and rubber and photopolymer stamps, I offer you many services to help you ease into a lifelong hobby that will give you hours of enjoyment. I hold regular weekly classes and periodic large scale events for persons of all levels of creativity. As an example; Wednesday Coffee and a Card Class: Every Wednesday afternoon from 1-3, come join us as we create 2 beautiful cards and enjoy an afternoon of social time. The cost per person is $6.00 and advance registration is required. Monday at 8:00 is cutoff for our Wednesday classes. This Wednesday we are creating 2 beautiful Christmas Cards. Spaces are still available so why don't you take that leap and join us. Just drop me an email or give me a call and we would love to see you join our little group. Space is limited so don't hesitate, do it today! Tuesday Night Card Class: Weekly (except the first Tuesday of the Month): Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm, come join us as we creat 3 beautiful cards. Our theme various and right now we are doing fall birthday, Christmas and the occassional general card such as Get Well, Sympathy and so on. Cost per person is $10.00 and advance registration is required by Sunday evening at 8:00 pm. Next Tuesday night we will be creating 2 beautiful Christmas Cards and 1 Fall Birthday Card. Just drop me an email or give me a call and we would love to have you join our little group. Stay tuned throughout the week for posts on my blog of fun techniques you can try on your own or see pictures of our upcoming classes. Well friends, that is all for this Monday Morning...till next Monday TTFN...Margie

Friday, 3 April 2015

MARGIE'S STAMPIN' STUDIO: Paper Pumpkin and Rainy Days!

MARGIE'S STAMPIN' STUDIO: Paper Pumpkin and Rainy Days!

Paper Pumpkin and Rainy Days!

Ever find yourself on a day like today wandering to your favorite crafting place only to find that between the two places you seem to have lost the ideas or inspiration to create that beautiful card or scrapbook page. That is where I find Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin can help you out. A monthly subscription, paper pumpkin comes ready to go. All of the little bits and bobs you require to create a beautiful card, accessory, or project, Paper Pumpkins can take you away and help you get those creative juices flowing again. As you put your paper pumpkin project together, you will see how easy it is to make the item more personal by adding that "little bit of you"! These are 2 kits that I put together recently and have since planned my April 14 3 "Shaker" Card Class. We will be doing 3 beautiful little shaker cards, slightly different each with their own greeting. For more information on Paper Pumpkin and my upcoming class, contact me today... Enjoy your time today in your favorite place...TTFN Margie