Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Happy Hello. . .

I made this card to send out to a couple of my girls that have been missing a few card classes lately.  I just wanted to say hello and let them know that we miss them at class and hope to see them soon.  

I used Marina Mist ink and Watercolor Wash for the background.  

The flowers are stamped in Real Red ink using the Flower Shop stamp set and then punched out using the Pansy Punch.  

The greeting was stamped in Archival Black ink using the Tin of Cards stamp set. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Craft Storage- from the kitchen to the craft room- Tool Turnabout

I wanted to take a minute to share with you an AWESOME product I discovered that is absolutely perfect for my craft desk.   It holds all my frequently used items that I use when I am designing my cards. 

It is called a "Tool Turnabout" and is made by Papered Chef....designed to hold kitchen tools....but boy oh boy this is an amazing crafter's tool! 

It has tons of storage and is made of sturdy hard plastic and has a rotating base!!!  Score!!

I found a wonderful  Pampered Chef representative local here in Winnipeg.  
She also has a website where you can order one for yourself from anywhere in Canada. 
 I ordered mine directly from her and picked it up. 
 It was just a few days between the time I ordered and received my Tool Turnabout.  
Thanks Kelly! 

Here are her details:  

Kelly Evans
Pampered Chef Representative
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Here is her website you can order online and ship anywhere in Canada: 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Remarkable You - Modified Tent Fold

This was the final card in my April techniques class. 

This month's theme was Fancy Folds. 

This beauty is a real show stopper and features the Remarkable You stamp set.  

I found the  tutorial for this card by LeeAnn Greff here:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

An Open Heart Gatefold. . .

I taught this card in my April Techniques class.  

This month's theme was Fancy Folds and this cute gatefold with belly band was a hit! 

This was a CASE on a card found here:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Butterfly Basics- Timeless Textures & Gorgeous Grunge.....a smashing success!

This is a card I taught in my April Techniques class.  

This month's theme was Fancy Folds. 

It features Partial Die Cutting using the Butterfly Framelit Dies.   

I LOVE the grunginess of this card!  

I found a tutorial online on how to do this technique here:

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Balloon Celebration. . .

How fun is this birthday card!!!  

I love its amazing colors and the 3D effect with the balloon and string embellishment.  

One stamp set and the Brights Ink pads completed this card.....easy, quick and fun! 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fun and Easy Any Occasion Card. . .


Project Life Remember This Stamp Set
Triple Heart Punch
Heart Punch
Circle Punch
Scalloped Circle Punch
Memento Black Ink
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black card stock
Real Red card stock
Border stamp 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Super Easy and Quick Card using Garden In Bloom and One Big Meaning. . .

Don't forget....Blackberry Bliss ink pad is retiring......get one while you can before they are gone! 


One Big Meaning Stamp Set page 16 #139420
Garden In Bloom Stamp Set page 119 #139433
Whisper White Thick Card Stock page 149 #140272 81/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" 
Memento Black Ink Pad page 163 #132708
Wild Wasabi Ink Pad page 139 #126959
Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad page 137 #133642


  1. Stamp outline floral images from Garden in Bloom stamp set  using Memento Black ink pad
  2. Stamp filler images using Blackberry Bliss and Wild Wasabi ink pad
  3. Stamp greeting using Memento Black ink pad and One Big Meaning Stamp Set

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Shetering Tree and Wild About Flowers. . .

This was another easy but fun card to make. 

The background is embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF.  

The tree image was stamped in Night of Navy ink using the Shetering Tree stamp set.   Then the snowflakes were randomly stamped using Soft Sky ink and Smoky Slate ink but I stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on the art piece.  

The greeting is from the Wild About Flowers stamp set. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Brushstrokes, Pedal Pusher and Fabulous Four. . .

The background of this card was made using the Brushstrokes background stamp.  I stamped it horizontally and then re- inked it and stamped it vertically.  

The bike image is from the Pedal Pusher stamp set and the greeting is from the Fabulous Four Stamp set.  

I love the fresh and fun feel of this card!

Monday, April 18, 2016

One Big Meaning and Timeless Textures. . .

Here is a card that is oh so easy to make.....and helped me get rid of some scraps as well.  You could make this card in a variety of colors.  

I used So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie.  

The stamps are One Big Meaning and Timeless Textures. 

The butterflies are cut from the Bold Butterfly Thinlets. 

I think this would be gorgeous in Cucumber and Watermelon or Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky.....I might have to give that a try....

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Picture Perfect, and Happy Happenings. . .

How cute is this little card.  

The shape was cut with the File Tabs Edgelits and the Project Life Corner Rounder.  

The image is from the Picture Perfect Stamp set and was cut using the Banner Framelits. 

The background was sponged using the Dots and Stripes Mask Set.  

The greeting is from the Happy Happenings stamp set.  

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Beautiful Card for my Beautiful Mother...

This is a card I made for my beautiful Mother.  

Today is her birthday (39 and holding) and I want to send her out a big Happy Birthday wish!   

Wish you were here!   Love you Mom! 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

From The Herd. . .

This is a super fun birthday card I made for a bunch of us (at the campground) to give to Peter Douglas ( a friend we met at Oasis Beach campground) for his birthday last week

I think it is so fun with all the different animals....I am sure he has picked out the characters in the card and compared it to the signatures on the inside......and I am sure he thinks I am the crazy bird with the wild hair!!  

We had a big get together and potluck supper and boy was he surprised by his birthday cake and was great!  

Good times ....good friends....LOVE IT!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Stampin’ Up! Will release its annual list of retiring stamp sets and accessories on April 18th, 2016.  
These are items that will NOT appear in the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.
Can you guess what stamp sets will be retiring?

Here is how you can play?
  • Grab your 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog 
  • Write down 10 stamp sets from this catalog that you will think will be on the retiring list. ( Do not include Hostess or Ronald McDonald sets or accessories)
  • Email me ( your guesses along with your name (first and last) and contact information by April 17th at 7pm CST. 
  • ** entries received after 7pm on April 17th will not count for the contest **
  • On April, 18th, I will send out the retiring list along with the winner!!

Winners will be determined by the follows:
  • The WINNER is the person with the most correct guesses. 
  • That person will receive a prize package from me!  
  • In the event of a tie, I will do a draw to determine the winner.
The fine print:
You MUST be a resident of Canada to participate.
Demonstrators are NOT eligible to participate. 
Prize is only redeemable through Shel Anderson
I reserve the right to shut down the contest early if the retirement list is leaked before April 18.
This contest is in no way endorsed or run by Stampin’ Up! It is the sole responsibility of Shel Anderson

Good luck and I thought it would be a fun little game to play while we wait for the release of the Retiring list on April 18th. Make sure to check back here on Monday to see the list of retiring products along with the winner of this contest!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Elephant Birthday Greetings???

Here is a fun card made from the teapot die from the Cups and Kettles Framelit set.  

The balloons were made with the Balloon Bouquet Punch and the greetings are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Final Weekly Deals.....don't miss out on 25% off savings!!!

The Final Weekly Deals......don't miss out ON 25% OFF SAVINGS! 

Also, please note, I just received notification this morning that the Washi Label punch has been sold out and that they will not be getting any more, therefore this item is no longer available to order.

2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
Price$19.00 $14.25- 

SAVE 25%
Acorn Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$22.00 $16.50- 

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Baker's Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$41.00 $30.75
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Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Price$3.75 $2.81

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Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$39.00 $29.25

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Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!
Price$3.75 $2.81

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Metallic Foil Doilies  by Stampin' Up!
Price$5.00 $3.75

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Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$49.00 $36.75

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Perfect Pines Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$33.00 $24.75
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Rose Garden Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$38.00 $28.50

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Silver Sequin Trim by Stampin' Up!
Price$6.25 $4.69

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Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up!
Price$3.25 $2.44

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Silver Stampin' Glitter by Stampin' Up!
Price$5.00 $3.75

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Snow Friends Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$33.00 $24.75

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Stars Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
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Sweetheart Punch by Stampin' Up!
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Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine by Stampin' Up!
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