Friday, September 22, 2017

9.22.2017...Pencil Eraser Stamping Techinique...

Quick, easy, bright and happy is how I would describe this card and this technique that I learned from fellow demonstrator Connie Stewart.

Here  is her card:

If you would like to learn how to make technique cards why not come out and join the girls for a Technique Card Making new class date is Thursday October 5....seating is limited so reserve your seat today! 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

9.21.2017...Tool Talk Thursday...Fast Fuse Adhesive

It’t time for Tool Talk Thursday!  
The product I’m going to focus on today is one that I have had a love/hate relationship with ...Fast Fuse.  
When it first came out, I bought it, but I couldn’t get the darn thing to work!!!  
Snail adhesive is super easy to use, so I figured Fast Fuse would be the same.
Nope, definitely not the same!!!  I just couldn’t get it to work properly!!!!   
But, I kept hearing other demonstrators say how much they loved it.  Loved it??? I must be could they love this frustrating product? 
That motivated me to figure this darn stuff out.
I checked YouTube, and found that Stampin’ Up! had released a  video with some tips and tricks for using Fast Fuse.  I watched the video and then I understood what I was doing wrong....I too soon fell in love.
Yes, I love this product and grab for it all the time because it’s super strong!    I still use Tear and Tape but it is so much easier to apply Fast Fuse! Easy and fast and strong permanent bond....can't beat that!
Please check out this video showing how to use Fast Fuse. 
Trust me, once you start using it, you won’t know how you lived without it. 
And, as an added bonus...if you do the math...Fast Fuse is cheaper to use than Snail because fast fuse is 21.9 yards for $10.00 and snail is only 13.1 yards for $9.00....just saying....I like to save 😊 and I bet you do too! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9.20.2017...Painted Harvest...Two Step Stamping...

Check out this beautiful fall card featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set and Guy Greetings Stamp Set.  It features the Two Step Stamping Technique.

I love the beautiful earthy colors - Old Olive, Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso paired with the Wood Textures DSP!

If you would like to learn how to make technique cards why not come out and join the girls for a Technique Card Making new class date is Thursday October 5....seating is limited so reserve your seat today! 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9.19.2017...Technique Tuesday...Highlighted Dry Embossing Technique....

Doesn't this card just make you happy to look at it?  I love how this one turned out with all the vibrant happy colors. 

The technique is called highlighted dry embossing and features the large polka dot embossing could also substitute the Polka Dot Basics folder found on page 210 of the annual catalog. 

I used Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach, Powder Pink, and Flirty Flamingo inks along with Memento Black ink.  

You might be wondering where I got the scallop border for the greeting....that is actually the bottom side of the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch!  YEP it is actually two border punches in one!  a two-fer!  LOL! 

If you would like to learn how to make technique cards why not come out and join the girls for a Technique Card Making new class date is Thursday October 5....seating is limited so reserve your seat today! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

9.18.2017....Changes are a happening...

Good Monday Morning!

I have taken a few days off from blogging to implement some changes.

I hope that you will like the changes and the new format of my future blog posts. (no sales info and just crafty goodness!)

If you look at my blogs home page I have added two tabs:

1.  Shel's Closet- this is where I will be posting my retired products...check back frequently as I will be adding stuff here weekly.

2.  Current Sales Specials and Promotions- this is where I will be posting all my info pertaining to sales, specials etc.  This will be updated weekly on Wednesday.  By having this tab...if you want to see the information you can go here....there will be no sales info in future blog posts....only crafty goodness!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

09.10.2017...Last Week In Review....and Upcoming Class Schedule....

Here is a quick recap of last weeks projects...all were from my Male Themed Stamp-A-Stack Class.....why not join the girls for one of September Stamp-A-Stack classes....I have Christmas stacks as well as a Female themed stack check out the upcoming class schedule below:

click on image below to make larger for viewing: 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

09.09.2017....Male Themed Stamp-A-Stack...card five of five....

Quick and cute and oh so easy.....gotta love the Great Big Greetings stamp set found on page 67

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

09.05.2017...Male Themed Stamp-A-Stack...card one of five...

 August Stamp-A-Stack had a male theme....all cards were for the guys in our lives.  This is the first card designed for this class.  Come back tomorrow and see another!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Mailbox surprise. . . Badges and Banners. . .

One day last week, when I came home from work, I found this sweet surprise in my mailbox.

It is from my upline, Denise Willerton.  She loves to leave little samples in my mailbox whenever she comes to the city.

This sample features the stamp set called Badges and Banners found on page 26 of the annual catalog.  This stamp set coordinates with the Best Badge punch found on page 206 of the annual catalog.

Thanks Denise!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Happy September! The Holiday Catalog is Live!!!!

Woo is finally here....the new Holiday Catalog is live!!!

Here is the link:

Holiday Catalog:

My next order goes in on Thursday September 7th...let me know if there is anything  you wish to order 😃

Phone: 204-232-7744

Thursday, August 24, 2017

08.24.2017...Crafting Forever 3D Project for Doorprize. . .

I decided to draw for a door prize at my August Techniques Card Class.

This is what I came up with.  I chose an everyday composition book like this:
I liked the size of this book....big enough without being too big and had a nice stiff cover to work with.

I dressed up the outside using Daisy Delight designer series paper and Daffodil Delight cardstock.

Next I stamped a couple of images from the Crafting Forever stamp set and colored them.  Then I cropped them out using oval framelit dies. Voila...pretty and useful addition to any crafters desk.

The lucky winner....Barb N.!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

08.23.2017....Check out the glittery goodness....Dragonfly Delight!

Check out this GORGEOUS thank you card I received from Sue Pickles....thanks so much! 

I love the glittery goodness!  embossing powder and glimmer paper....woo hooo!  Gotta love the sparkle!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Technique Class- Card One- Polished Stone Technique. . .

Check out this glossy glittery goodness!

Yep, Christmas card already...I just got to be different- LOL!

The girls will learn how to do the polished stone background.

We will be using two new products coming out in the holiday catalog....Carols of Christmas and Swirly Snowflake Thinlet Dies....eek LOVE the new products coming September 1st!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Techniques Class: Card Three: Alcohol Watercoloring Technique. . .

Alcohol Watercoloring creates the background for this beautiful card.

It features the Magical Mermaid stamp set found on page 172 of the annual catalog.

I wish I was able to photograph all the glittery goodness of this card.....

Friday, August 18, 2017

Technique Class: Card Two: on the CASE with Shel Anderson: Collage Stamping Technique. .. .

Collage stamping and super easy😊😊😊.

I used the Brushstrokes background stamp to create the gingham background.

Don't you just love the black and yellow and is so fresh and it pops!

Thanks to Kelly Acheson for the inspiration!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Messing Around In My Craft Room-on the CASE with Shel Anderson... Faux Batik Technique with gold foiling...

I was surfing about the internet last week and came across a gorgeous card by Jennifer Spiller found here

I had never even heard of the batik technique and also had never tried gold I thought I would give it a whirl.

I chose Artistically Asian for my stamp set....and in hind sight probably should have chosen something a bit more solid.

I also chose to use the de-bossed side of my embossed card base in hopes that the foil would adhere more easily.

The is not easy....I like the look....but it is a pain to do!  I used Tombow ....attached the gold flakes with tweezers ( which the foil stuck to) let it dry and then brushed away the excess with a flat paint brush ( which it stuck to)

I had gold flakes everywhere and it is worse than glitter to clean up!

Don't get me wrong.... I love the foil look.....but I would NEVER teach it in a would be a HUGE mess and my girls would be so frustrated!

I suggest you go to Jennifers post....she has a wonderful step by step tutorial....and give it a go....I would love to see what you come up with.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

So Very Kind of You. . . July Stamp-A-Stack card. . .

This is one of the thank you cards we made in my July Stamp-A-Stack class.

It features the stamp set Blooms and Wishes found on page 139 of the Annual Catalog. Item #141784 $26.00

The ink colors I chose are Sahara Sand, Smokey Slate, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral.   The greeting is Memento Black.

The greeting stamp set is retired.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Happy Monday!

Check out these two lovely cards I received in the mail a couple weeks back.  The first was  sent to me by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators who belong to the same Random Act of Kindness group that I do.

And this one from another demonstrator who belongs to another group I belong to called Make a Card Send a it!


Ode To My Wife, The Stamper
Author Unknown
She learned to stamp on Monday
Her embossing was quite fine.
She forgot to set out dinner,
So we went out to dine.
She brayerd backgrounds Tuesday
She says they are a must.
They really were quite lovely
But she forgot to dust.
On Wednesday it was birthday cards
She says that chalking's fun.
Shading, blending, and watercoloring.
But the laundry wasn't done.
Her card swap was on Thursday
Using green and blue and red;
I guess she really was engrossed,
She never made the bed!
It was shaker cards on Friday
Using techniques she just adores,
But she never seemed to notice
The crumbs on all the floors.
I found a maid on Saturday!
My week is now complete
My wife can stamp the hours away;
The house will still be neat.
Well, it's already Sunday,
And my forehead's feeling damp.
I cursed, I raved, and I ranted. . .
The MAID has learned to stamp!!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack

New Holiday catalog...starts September 1....check out the products that will be available: