Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where Did January Go?

Wow!  I absolutely cannot believe we're at the end of January.   2015 seems to be passing me by in a rush and I'm not having any time to do the things I want to do, mainly stamping and posting for you. 

I've been busy organizing events for our community and I apologize but that's the real world and takes precedence over my hobby........ hmmm I think I need to change that.  

Anyway life's been hectic, but I haven't forgotten about any of you.  I've just been involved in a Shoebox Swap event and will have lots of pictures to show you of the cards I made.  Come back again real soon.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens 

Christmas Cards from Friends Part II

As I mentioned in this post,  I've received some absolutely beautiful hand made cards from friends and family this season. These cards are so outstanding and I wanted to share them with you. 

The first card is from my good friend and fellow stamping demonstrator, Ethel DeTemple from Surrey, BC.  

I smiled when I took this fun Christmas card out of its envelope.  In our world, Ethel is totally the master of decorating cards and tags with her wonderful little owls.  Therefore I was simply thrilled to receive one of her signature cards. She uses the Stampin' Up! Owl Builder Punch for her creations.  

I love how she spotlighted this little gem by adding a window to the card interior.  She also combined a beautiful mixture of smokey slate and pear pizzazz designer series paper for a clean look on her card.  I have to say this card is just amazing inside and out.   Thanks so much Ethel for making my day with this great card! 

View of the interior of the card where she's added another owl image to match the one on the front.  So clever. 
My second card came from another friend and Stampin' Up! demonstrator Debby Evoy who is from the Abbotsford area.  I love Debby's cards.  She's always so creative and likes to try different techniques.  

For this card she stamped on a piece of vellum to create a snowy window scene over top of the beautiful pine bows from the Ornamental Pine stamp set (retired).  This card front is amazing!  It's like looking out a portal at a snow blizzard. Wonderful job Debby, it took my breath away! 
The top layer of Debbie's card is dry embossed with the Wood Grain Embossing Folder.  It really looks like a front door the way she's layered it with the vellum on this card front.    

The snow is created by stamping the speckled stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in vellum and then heat embossing Whisper White Embossing Powder over top. Simply beautiful technique! 

The third and final Christmas card I want to share with you is from my talented sister Heather Hopson.  This card took ever so long to arrive because of an address mix up,  but when it finally did and I took it out of its envelope, you could have seen my smile from a mile away.  I loved every aspect of this card from the clean and simple lines to the textured embossing and silver pine bow. Well done Heather! 

Well that's it for Christmas 2014 season, but I hope you enjoyed seeing the beautiful cards I received from my friends and family this season.

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


The new Spring Occasions catalogue has just gone live and it is one of the most awesome collections of stamping products yet!  If you haven't received a Spring Occasions Stampin' Up! catalogue here's a link to get you started.  

Remember if you shop in my on-line store or at one of my events and make a purchase of $25.00 or more before shipping and handling, in a stamping year, you become eligible for a free copy of this catalogue and all the other catalogues and flyers released during the Stampin' Up! year.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens


It's the most wonderful time of the year................. Sale-a-bration is finally here!  From now until March 31st you can earn a wonderful free product from the Sale-a-bration Flyer for every $60.00 (before s&h and taxes) you spend on Stampin' Up! products from the Annual or Spring Occasions catalogues. 

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time! With so many ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products, you can’t miss out!

Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $60 you spend between January 6 and March 31.  Just click here to go to my on-line store just click on shop now.

Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. Host a  Sale-A-Bration party or a virtual event for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars!  Contact me to set up a date or discuss the type of party you'd like to host. 

It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator! Join my team during Sale-A-Bration between January 6 and March 31.   Create your own Starter Kit – choose up to $155 in Stampin’ Up! products (from all current catalogues, or clearance rack) and pay only $125.  That's the first step, and then you can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers available just for new demonstrators:

Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalogue with your Starter Kit.

Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

You also get free shipping if you join during this event! 

Happy Stampin!
Penny Tokens 

Get Ready for September 15th 24 Hour Stamp Sale!

  September 15th is a stamp-tacular sale day for Stampin' Up and a great opportunity for you.    If you’ve had your eye on a certain st...