Thursday, December 5, 2019


Check out this GORGEOUS creation made with the new Christmas Rose!  

This BEAUTIFUL card was made by one of my card class gals, Carole A.  Man oh man is this a beauty!  

Now this set is still can purchase it as a complete suite of products, as a bundle, or as individual items so you can pick and choose what suits you best!  How cool is that! 

Here are some product images for you: 

The entire suite: Item #153947

Only the bundle, item#153944

Only the stamp set, item#152431
Only the gorgeous gold ribbon, item#152156: 

Only the gorgeous gold embellishments, item #152155:

Only the A-M-A-Z-I-N-G designer series paper with gold accents, item #152154

And just because it is so AWESOMELY is Carole's card one more time: 

Now, if you want some of these products for yourself, and you live in Canada, you can purchase them HERE

Wednesday, December 4, 2019


After a long ( not so great) day at my day job yesterday, I got home to find a card in my mailbox.  

That in itself, put an instant smile on my face.  

I could not wait to open it...and this is what I found! 

It was from Dale Hampshire, head of Stampin' Up! Canada.  

What a wonderful surprise!  Nice to know you are seen, you are appreciated and valued.  

Thank you Dale! 

The bonus is that he used a stamp set that I had totally overlooked!  
How is that possible!  LOL. 

It is called For The Win and is found on page 58 of the annual catalog. Here is an image of that set: 

And why not turn this blog post into a stamping tutorial for we go: 

The card base is made with Crumb Cake Card Stock and he stamped the flags using Whisper White ink.
Next he punched a starburst using the Starburst Punch found on page 186 item#143717  stamped the confetti image with Crushed Curry Ink and adhered it to the card front. 

Next he punched a classic label with the Classic Label Punch found on page 186 item #141491 and stamped it with the star stamp and Bermuda Bay Ink 

Next he stamped the greeting on Real Red Cards Stock with Versamark Ink and heat set it with  White Embossing Powder. 

Next he made a Bermuda Bay Flag using the Banner Triple Punch found on page 186 item #138292

Next he stamped the trophy stamp on Crushed Curry Card Stock with Crushed Curry Ink and fussy cut it. 

The final step is to adhere all the pieces to the front of the card and, of course, add some greetings and images to the inside.  

This is a WONDERFUL surprise....means a lot....and now I "have to have" this stamp set!!!! this has inspired me to challenge you....make a card....send it to someone for no reason....let them know they are valued, that you care, that you appreciated them. it....make someone feel special.....put a smile on someone's face!  

Monday, December 2, 2019


I was playing in my craft room on the weekend and I wanted to try a technique I found on the internet.  

The original idea came from Kristina Werner here:

Now my card is much different than hers...hers is super simple and clean....mine is bright and funky...but the tree concept is still the same. 

I chose to use glossy white cardstock.  I masked off the area for the tree using low tack tape and had it taped to a hardboard. 

I chose assorted blue and green tones for my watercolor paints.  I painted stripes in varying directions using a round brush. 

I dried each color with my heat tool prior to applying the next color. 

I carefully removed the painter's tape keeping it flat to the paper as I removed it, however, I had one tear in the bottom right I needed a used a funky corner punch for a unique look. 

The blue adhesive star I found in my stash of goodies and looks fab! 

The card base and ribbon are both Granny Apple Green. 

The greeting is stamped with Stazon ink and is from the Elfie stamp set. 

Thursday, November 28, 2019






The Year-End Closeout Event Is Almost Here!

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is almost here! 
Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. 
Make sure to shop early to avoid missing out! 
Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly!
This amazing sale ends on January 2.

Don't Miss Out! 

If you have your eye on something in the Holiday catalog that you really want, don't wait!  Sale starts December 3- so place your order early!   


Monday, November 25, 2019

2019.11.25- Looking Up Card Kit...a fun fold!

This is a card I made using some of the elements from the FABULOUS Looking Up Card Kit.  

This is a fun fold card too! 

Here is the inside view:


I colored the grass with assorted green toned Stampin' Blends. 

Then I grabbed a sponge and assorted blue-toned inks to create a sky. 

Then I cut the piece up into three pieces and adhered to each of the panels as shown. 

A quick stamped greeting and some pre-printed pop-out pieces from the kit make this card in a snap! 

I added some black jewels for added interest. 

Here is a look at this FABULOUS kit, item #149651, found on page 202 of the annual catalog. It is an all-inclusive kit to make 15 cards with envelopes as well as a block, ink pad, stamp set, pop-outs, glue dots, embellishments and more!  Check this out:

Friday, November 22, 2019

November 22 2019....Inspiration Friday....Thanks Big Time....

Check out this super cute card I made using the Animal Outing stamp set!  Isn't it cute!  Here is a close up view of the stamp set:

The card base is seaside spray. 
The dsp is the 2019-2021 in color stack
The ink is Seaside Spray. 
The embossing folder is the Hammered Metal 3D
The ribbon is the Seaside Spray scalloped linen ribbon
The dies for the focal image where the Layering Squares

Here are closeups of those products:


And here is a final look at my card....and a couple of Stampin' Up! samples: 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Online Extravaganza.....Nov 20-22 only....while supplies last....

Good Morning Everyone!

Here is the info for the online extravaganza sale coming on Wednesday.

Check out the deals.....if you want to order anything contact me prior to 10 pm on Tuesday.  I will be placing order first thing on Wednesday.

Alternately you can order yourself on Wednesday at my new website:  Just click on the shop now button.

Enjoy the fabulous deals!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday November 7....Tutorial Thursday.....Friend Like You Bundle.....Color Blocking Tutorial

Hey Everyone!  

Just popping in today to share a quick and simple card made with the GORGEOUS Friend Like You Bundle- item #151084 found on page 124 of the annual catalog. 

This first card features:

  •  a basic black card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 
  •  strips of bright scrap paper 1x4 have then adhered to the card base.  
  • The die-cut flowers are cut from black cardstock, adhered on top; making a shadow effect.  
  • A quick greeting cropped with the stitched square die and a piece of bakers twine complete this quick and easy card.  

Here is a close-up of the bundle: 

Isn't it FABULOUS!  

Here is another, softer card I made with this set....which is cased directly from the catalog: 

Here are the details: 

  •  the card base is soft seafoam 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 5 1/4 
  • The cattail image is stamped multiple times across the top using Soft Seafoam ink 
  • Flowers are die-cut from white card stock and adhered on top of the stamped flowers
  • A strip of Calypso Coral DSP covers the lines underneath and adds a bright pop of color. 
  • The mat layer is Soft Seafoam and the focal image is Whisper White. 
  • The cattail image is stamped using the selective stamping technique- meaning each part of the stamp is selectively inked with a different color marker. 
  • A quick greeting and some sparkly embellishments and a ribbon bow finish this soft pretty card. 
Check out the catalog for other cool samples using this bundle like these: