Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Birthday Gift from Hubby....

Last Sunday was my birthday and I wanted to share with you the great gift I got from my hubby. 

It is called an Aqua Zinger.  It is a stainless steel  insulated water bottle with a flip top straw, large enough to put ice cubes in .....but it has a fruit infuser at the bottom! 

You put fruit, vegetables or even mint leaves and the blades grind up the fruit and infuses flavor into your water.  There is a screen that holds the fruit in the bottom cup, but allows the water to get through and get flavored.  

How cool is this!!!!  

I drink ALOT of water and this is a supercool gift for me!  Love it! 

Friday, June 27, 2014

I Like You....

Another sample with new products.....this time a hostess set called I Like You found on page 237.  

I masked and stamped the image twice and colored it with Blendabilities.  

The little flowers in the bottom corner- see the yellow pearl centers.....yes you can color your pearls with the new markers!!!  How is that for coordination.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In This Together....

Today's card features more new products!  

The card base is Black Berry Bliss found on page 179.

The designer series paper is Moonlit Paper Stack on Page 185.  

The image is from the In This Together stamp set found on page 169.  

And yes, once again I used my favorite new product- Blendabilities markers found on page 212.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Today's card features the new Traveller stamp set found on page 38.

You are gonna LOVE this stamp set for making "guy" cards.  The images are fantastic.  Have a look:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Weekly Deals for June 23-29

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Regals Designer Buttons Item # 130029
Regular Price: $10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 CAN

Envelope Liners Framelits Die Item # 132172
Regular Price: $32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 CAN

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010
Regular Price: $11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.96 CAN

Window Frames Collection Framelits Die Item # 129021
Regular Price: $32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 CAN

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 CAN

Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 129396
Regular Price: $6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.96 CAN

Blended Bloom and Blendabilities Markers

This card features the Blended Bloom Stamp found on page 167 of the new catalog.  This is a beautiful image to color.  

I used my new Blendabilities Markers found on page 212.  I used the Pumpkin Pie Assortment for my flower.  

Ladies you are gonna LOVE these markers.  Smooth as butter, easy to color with, no lines, and smoothly easy to blend.

Monday, June 23, 2014

New In Color Cards with New Something to Say Stamp Set....

All this week I am going to be sharing samples I made using new products from the 2014-2015 Stampin Up! Annual Catalog just released on June 2. 

Today I wanted to share with you five little cards I made .

The card bases are made from the New 2014-2016 In Colors- Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon. 

 These can be found on page 179 of the new catalog and come in individual color packs, combination color packs, or cardstock and ink pad packs. 

The stamp set is called Something to Say found on page 104.  It comes in wood or clear mount.  It is a great stamp set because there is a coordinating greeting to finish off the inside of your card.  

And the hearts, flower and star image coordinate with the new 
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack found on page 222.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Moonlight Paper Stack and can be found on page 185.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Proportional Matting Your Cards

Today I wanted to talk with you a bit, about matting for your cards.  

Many times when you stamp an image you want to place it on a mat with a coordinating color. 

I ran across this chart for proportional matting for standard cards.  I printed it off and have it tacked to the wall in my craft room. 

I think this is a huge time saver....instead of having to do all the figuring for yourself, simply select your image and measure it to see what size paper you want, and then from the chart go up one, two or three sizes, depending on the width of the border you want!  Easy peasy! 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Weekly Deals for week of June 17-June 23

Jun 17Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Wisteria Wonder 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130017
Regular Price: $12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.38 CAN

Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon Item # 127844
Regular Price: $9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 CAN

Epic Day Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269
Regular Price: $6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.88 CAN

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad Item # 131181
Regular Price: $7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.44 CAN

Vintage Faceted Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price:$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 CAN

Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127023
Regular Price: $10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 CAN

Large Scallop Edgelits Die Item # 127019
Regular Price: $9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 CAN

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Superpower and a treat.....

  Today is another recipe share!  This is delicious and I have this several times a week!  

Shel's Guilt Free Yummy Fruit Smoothie 

1/2 cup fruit - fresh or frozen
1 single serve container of 40 calorie or less yogurt
1 single serve yogurt container of water
7 ice cubes
1 to 2 pkg splenda to suit your taste
blend and enjoy guilt free drink!  

I have even added my 1/2 cup of cottage cheese to it and drink my breakfast. 
This is really easy to make and really refreshing when I get back from my morning walk.  

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Calling All Hero's....

Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set138002
A nod to comic book excitement, this set has a full stylized alphabet with builder pieces to create your own customized superhero or villain. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C and I (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 60 (2 piece set)

Now here are some sample cards using this set: 

Friday, June 13, 2014

May Scrapbooking Class- Double Page Layout

This two page layout was for May Scrapbooking Class.  

I had a bunch of photos of me and my siblings from my childhood, that were fond memories for me that I wanted to preserve.  This easy layout achieved that. 

The journal card was made using the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 

Here are close ups of each page: 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

May Scrapbooking Class- Layout One

This is the first layout we made in May Scrapbooking Class.  This is a really simple layout that works well with any size photos.  This features my oldest son Joey when he graduated from Basic Training in Quebec back in 2006.  

I used dark card stock and accentuated each photo with faux stitching using a white gel pen.  Some green feathers and green bling completed the layout. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Different Post- A Great Summer Recipe to Share....

I found this great recipe online and thought I would share....

Note: 1/4 cup is only 16 calories! 

2 cups finely chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
4-1/2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed
1/4 c reduced-fat sour cream
1-1/2 tsp lemon juice
1-1/2 tsp lime juice
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
Tortilla chips

In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. 

In another bowl, combine the sour cream, lemon juice, lime juice, cumin and seasoned salt. 

Pour over cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. 

Serve immediately with Tostitos baked tortilla chips.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Card from a dear friend.....

Today I wanted to share with you an amazing little card I received last week from my dear friend Juana. 

Isn't it cute!! 

And check out the inside:

Who doesn't love a good cup of tea!  

Thanks to my super talented friend Juana- I love it!  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Big Shot Die Tip to make your paper crafting easier!!!

Today I want to share a quick tip for Big Shot Dies. 

Grab some full sheet labels and cut to die size.

Adhere sticky side to die face. 

Run through the Big Shot. 

Remove cut images leaving white outline paper still stuck to the die. 

Now the next time you use the die, it will be super easy to cut your images...simply put your card stock over the black image making sure it is completely covered- no more guessing or wasting huge amounts of card stock. 

Save money- save time- save frustration- reduce paper use- a winner on all counts!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

FAST FUSE- New Stampin' Up! Product

Fast Fuse is a new adhesive by Stampin' Up! available June 2, 2014. 

It is a super strength adhesive, that bonds instantly and neatly.  

It is safe for all memory preservation projects.  

It provides a strong permanent bond- great for mini albums, heavily embossed pieces and just guaranteeing that your hard work is going to stay adhered together. 

It is similar to sticky strip, but in a more convenient (no cutting and peeling off red tape) easy to use (refillable) applicator. 

Item #129026 includes applicator and 13.1 yards of fast fuse. $12.50
Item #129027 refill of 21.9 yards of fast fuse. $9.50

Monday, June 2, 2014

Shel's Stampin' News- June 2014

It's Here!!  It's Here!!  

Yup the new Catalog is finally here and goes live today! 


Gotta LOVE all the yummy new products- oh my favorite time of the year! 

                                           SHEL’S RIBBON SHARES

Don’t you just LOVE all the gorgeous new ribbons?  Wouldn’t it be lovely to have them all!  Well by participating in a ribbon share you can get a wonderful assortment of your very own, at a fraction of the cost. Note that I need a minimum of 3 people per share, and you can participate in as many shares as you wish.

New 3/8” Stitched Ribbon- this gorgeous soft satin ribbon has tone on tone stitching. 

Colors for this share are as follows: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist.
To purchase all 5 new in colors would cost you $76.14. 
Through my ribbon share you will get 2.5 yards of each of the five new 2014-2016 colors for just $17.25! 

New Thick Baker’s Twine- three times as thick as our original bakers twine in 2013-2015 in colors.

Colors for this share are as follows:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush.  
To purchase all five would cost you $30.77
Through my ribbon share you will get 3 yard of each of the five colors for just $8.25

New ¼” Cotton Ribbon- this soft 100% cotton ribbon is a breeze to work with.

 Colors for this share are as follows:  Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry.
To purchase six rolls would cost you $54.07
Through my ribbon share you will get 2.5 yards of each for just $11.25

New 5/8” Satin Ribbon- this is our most glamorous ribbon- so very soft and sexy.

Colors for this share are as follows:  Gold, Silver, Vanilla, White.
To purchase four rolls would cost you $47.24. 
Through my ribbon share you will get 2.5 yards of each for just $13.75

   These shares cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon.

My Classes are now on a summer (reduced and combined) schedule.  Here are the available classes:

June 2014 

Thursday June 19- Card Class 5:30
                        - Scrap Class 5:30

July 2014

Thursday July 17- Card Class 5:30
                       - Scrap Class 5:30

August 2014

Wednesday August 13- Card Class 5:30
                                  -Scrap Class 5:30

Inspiration Card and Scrap Sketches: 

New Product Alert:  

Decorative Masks- 8" x 8" - great for creating backgrounds with mists and inks

Hearts and Stars #133777 $3.95
Dots and Stripes #133775 $3.95

Here are some sample ideas: 

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