Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Customer Appreciation Party

I was extremely happy today to have seven of my customers over for a Customer Appreciation Pizza Party.  Although all of my customers are very special to me, the party celebrated the eight customers who have made orders almost every month and who have come to just about every class this year.  These ladies have truly made my Stampin' Up! business successful in 2015. Thank you to Rita, Rosemary, Elaine, Jane, Doris, Sue, Shelley and Hanna.   

 We played some great games that I had some great prizes for including The Right and Left Game, The Easy Adding Game, My own Private Island, Pass The Gift, and last but not least The Card Making Challenge.

  On January 5th 2016 Mrs Right went to Mrs Left’s house to have a Stampin’ Up! party.  Mrs Left was so excited because today they would learn some new card making techniques.  When Mrs. Right got to Mrs. Lefts house, Mrs. Left invited her to sit down at her table and offered her a beverage.  The Demonstrator started by giving Mrs. Left a hostess gift and explained to both Mrs. Left and Mrs. Right that a hostess could receive free items if she had a qualifying order.  Mrs. Left was very excited as she had a very long list of items she hoped to get free.  The Demonstrator also explained that Mrs. Left picked a great time to invite Mrs. Right over to have a Stampin’ Up! party as Sale-A-Bration had just started.  If Mrs. Left had a party sales of $330 not only would she get 10% in free merchandise she also would get $35 extra to spend.  She also explained that when Mrs. Right ordered $60 or more she would also get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Mrs. Left also wondered what benefits she would receive if she joined Stampin’ Up! Mrs. Left thought it would be nice to get together with Mrs. Right all the time to create cards and receive a 20% discount on Stampin’ Up! products.  The demonstrator explained that because it was Sale-a-Bration if Mrs. Left became a demonstrator she would make up her own personal kit of $195 of products and only pay $125, that’s $70 of free products!!!  The Demonstrator left Mrs. Left and Mrs Right with a lot to ponder.  Mrs. Left suddenly yelled out “I’m joining right now, sign me up!

My Private Island is a fun game that I found with a search on the Internet.  The participants have a paper and pen and draw while closing there eyes.   I tell them the items to draw including a palm tree, island, money etc.

The wonderful part of this game is that every time the participants finish drawing they have to touch their nose with the pen.  Of course it confuses everyone!!!! 

The last game we played was the Card Making Challenge.  I had a card in a brown envelope that no one could see and using the card supplies I gave to them they had to make a card that looked as similar to mine as possible. Who ever was the most similar got the prize.  Here are the ladies at work...

These are the beautiful creations they came up with.  

The ladies left today with a little thank you package with some Stampin' Up! products.  It was heart warming to talk with the ladies and have them thank me when I was truly thankful for them and what they have done for my Stampin' Up! business.  I am truly a blessed demonstrator to have such loyal customers who share with me card ideas, stories and so much laughter. Thank you!   

Friday, July 31, 2015

Travel to Convention 2015

Hello all my friends,

I had a wonderful time at the 2015 Convention in Utah! I learned many new things, got a sneak peak at the September Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog, and received prizes that included stamps, paper and stamp pads.  

I had a wonderful road trip with Irma Radzik, Andrea Radzik and Denise Donald.  We got to visit Stampin' Up! Headquarters in Salt Lake City Utah.  We also got a VIP look at the processing and shipping of the Stampin' Up orders. The most exciting part is we got to see Shelli Gardner's office!  

 The first day of convention was overwhelming with getting our bags, and a stamp set.  We brought many cards to swap and so did many other demonstrators as you can see in the photo above.

The convention center was huge and we had general information sessions, special classes, make and takes, product boards, awards night, and the 20's party all in the same place.   

To celebrate my travels I am having a World Travel Card Class on Saturday August 15 and Monday August 17th from 1 pm to 4 pm.    The class will cost $10 and we will be making the three cards shown.  

I will be showing all the great gifts I received, wonderful card samples, and pictures from my trip.  Please e-mail me at for more details.

I can not wait to create with you and share with you all the wonderful events from my trip.
Melissa Omoniyi Bellefontaine
Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Wonderful Women Card Class

Wonderful Women Card Class, just in time for Mother's Day.  We will be making the three cards listed below, there is many sentiments to choose from. 

We will be using window sheets, vellum and many punches for these projects. 

The class will be held from 1pm to 4pm. The class will cost $10 or will be free with a $50 order (before taxes and shipping) from the Catalogue. 

We will have light snacks and tea, coffee, and water to drink.  

Please pre-register for the class by Monday March the 6th so I am able to have enough supplies ordered for the class. E-mail me at  Please also remember that the max people I can have per class is 6 because of space, so please register early!

I can not wait to create with you.
Melissa Omoniyi Bellefontaine
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Easter Bunny Card Class

I hope everyone had time to enjoy the beautiful sun today, I hope this means that Spring is around the corner. 

We will be making these delightful Easter Cards on Monday March 16th from 1pm to 4pm.  This class will be $10, and with a $60 order (before taxes and shipping) you can receive a free item from Sale-A-Bration Flyer. 

Please register by Friday March the 6th and I can send you any other information by e-mail.  

Thanks so much,
Melissa Omoniyi Bellefontaine
Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

So You Scrapbook Kit Class

Hello all my creative friends,

I am super excited to invite all of you to the So You Scrapbook Kit Class that will take place on Saturday March the 28th from 12 noon to 5 pm.  This project includes a 6x5.5 inch album with 20 (4x4)page protectors.  

The accessories included in the kit are white cardstock, pattern paper, two rolls of washi tape, epoxy stickers, coastal cabana quilted cotton ribbon, thick black bakers twine, heart and star clips, sequins, wood sheets, cork sheets with stars cut out, window sheets, and wood cut outs.  It also has a detailed guide for those who are not great at designing an album.  

I will teach some techniques which include stamping on the window sheets and using Blendabilities on the window sheets,  the epoxy stickers and colouring the sequence. 

The kit will cost $38 (taxes and shipping included) and you will get this entire kit shown above plus a pack of glue dots.  

For this class I will need participants signed up and the payment on or before Saturday March the 14th, so I can have the kits ready for you when you arrive on Saturday March 28th . 

 The two things you would be required to bring with you on the day of the class would be 20 pictures that would fit into a 4x4 inch area or smaller and a paper cutter.  Please also bring loonies as I will have a box of items to add to your scrapbook.

You would be able to use my scissors, So You stamp set, blocks, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Coastal Cabana ink pad, and black ink pad, white Stayz-On ink pad, and black journaling pens.  

We will have snacks and water, coffee, tea or hot chocolate to drink, which will be out on a table so attendees can help themselves during the class.  

 I will also have a games, draws and Stampin' Up! prizes to give out at this class.  

I can not wait to create with you,
Melissa Omoniyi
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Silhouette's Card Class

When I start preparing for a card class, I first start with a theme.  The theme for this month is Silhouettes.   then I go onto Pinterest and look through my Stampin' Up Catalogue to find inspiration. These are a few of the cards I tried.  
 I always try different techniques, the first is using a brayer to make mountains.  It still does not have a saying across it because it can be an any occasion card.  

The next group I tried was the bokhe Technique.  Apparently I need more white dots to make this effect work, so I am still learning.  

 The third technique is using Stampin' Write markers and colouring on a clear block. Very simple technique and a large variation and what you can make.  

These are the three cards I came up with for the Silhouettes Class on Saturday February 7 and Monday February 23.  
 This card I created was inspired by the 2015 Inspire Create Share Catalogue, page 127.  I was also inspired by many fabulous cards on Pinterest that used the World Of Dreams Stamp set.
 This card was inspired by a sympathy card I made a few years ago for a dear friend.  I realized this card can be used for any occasion and has more of a masculine feel.   
 This card was inspired by the cards I made earlier.  So being I have so many different types of paper at my home, I realized this is not watercolour paper but the shimmery white paper.  So I may give the watercolour paper a go and see if the technique changes at all.

When creating my card classes I always work on a theme, inspiration and lots of fun!!!!!

If you would like to join my card class on Monday February the 23rd please e-mail me at and I can give you all the information.
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