Thursday, January 30, 2020

January 30, 2020. . .Botanical Prints Product Medley. . .

Oh my GOSH!  Wow! 
I first must apologize... this is going to be a long post full of lots of photos and a video.  

This Botanical Prints Product Medley is FANTASTIC!!  
I have tons of cards I made to share with you today, along with samples from Stampin' UP! and a video!  Grab a beverage and settle in we go!

 I cannot say enough good things about this product medley.  I have made nine cards thus far and I am not even 1/4 of the way through the is HUGE!  Talk about good value!

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! 

And here are my cards:

These first two cards are 4x4 size and I used one 33/4 x 3 3/4 piece of laser-cut paper and the same size of designer series paper.  I just flipped them and have two totally different cards using the same supplies! 

 The lacy strip on the bottom of this card is the same sheet of laser paper as above....just cut off a wee strip and fussy cut 

Clean and crisp and simple...

For this one I changed it up a bit....I colored the designer series paper with my stampin blends...

Another simple card but let the designer series paper do all the work....

How about this bright and cheery beauty....gotta love the fabulous dsp

And my last card....I pulled out a retired stamp set and punch....because the lemon paper screamed to have a lemon on it....easy peasy! 

This massive kit includes:
  • Botanical Prints distinktive stamp set
  • Coordinating 7 pc Botanical Prints die set
  • 48 sheets of GORGEOUS designer series paper- double sided
  • 4 sheets of die cut accents
  • 4 sheets of AWESOME laser cut overlays
  • Roll of Old Olive 1/4" Twill Ribbon
  • 12 copper metal bee embellishments (SO CUTE!) 
For the nine cards above I used 8 sheets of the dsp and one laser overlay and one bee.  I have TONS of stuff left ....woo hoo! 

If  you would like to purchase this amazing kit ( or anything else) contact me today!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

January 28, 2020....It's All About the Bees. . . and Accessories!

Happy Tuesday Stampers!  

I wanted to pop on here today to talk briefly about bees, dsp, and freebies!  LOL. 

Right now it is Sale-A-Bration time....and that is the best time to purchase Stampin' Up! products....because....for every $60 you get to choose one item for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  Woo Hoo! 

Now there are loads of choices.....but today I wanted to focus on the Golden Honey Specialty is a closeup of this GORGEOUS paper and yes, it is a Sale-A-Bration freebie!  Yahoo!  

This GORGEOUS paper #152311, features black and white imagery with gold foil accents on some of the desings.  It coordinates with the Honey Bee stamp set and the Detailed Bee Dies on page 30 of the Mini Catalog.  Some of the images on the dsp can be cut out with the dies too!  

Here is a close up of the stamp set and the dies:
Honey Bee Stamp set #151527

Detailed Bee Dies #151526

Product coordination....what could be better?  Oh, wait.....if only it were a guessed it....the stamps and dies can be purchased together at a 10% savings too!  The bundle number is #153792 $55.75     add a bottle of Tombow or a Snail tape runner and you are over the $60 and get the coordinating paper for FREE!  

Here are some samples for inspiration: 

And here are more fabulous samples from one of my card class girls, Pamela Marsh:

If you live in Canada and are interested in purchasing Stampin' Up! products contact me: or 
go to my online store:

I offer numerous card making and scrapbooking classes every month.....check out my events here:

Thursday, January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020.....By The Dock. . .

If you are looking for a fantastic "guy" bundle....this one is it!  

It has great masculine images, a great selection of greetings, and coordinating dies too! And the coordinating products are perfect. 

Here is a closeup of the stamp set:

 Here is a close up of the dies:

And here is a simple and unexpected card from this set that could be used for a variety of occasions:

Finally check out this great video: 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020. . .Botanical Prints. . .

Happy Wednesday Stampers! We are halfway through this glorious week! 

Today I am here to talk to you about the Botanical Prints Product Medley #151301 found on page 61 of the new Spring Mini catalog.  

This product medley includes: 

  • a G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S stamp set, 
  • coordinating die set, 
  • 48 sheets of designer series paper that is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G 
  • 4 sheets of laser-cut overlays that are double-sided, 
  • spool of old olive twill ribbon, 
  • copper colored metal bee embellishments, 
  • 4 sheets of beautiful die-cut accents. 
Here is my first card: 

My card base is Pretty Peacock.  
My ribbon is the Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Trim.  
My focal image was stamped with Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends then die cut with the coordinating dies.
The rest is all from the Product Medley kit!

And check out these other samples: 

Here is a video that gives you close-up look at everything: 

Here is the link to my current classes, online store, and catalogs:

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

January 21, 2020....Power of Hope Bundle....

Happy Tuesday!  

Today we are going to talk about the Power of Hope bundle found on page 15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  

These little hidden gems are best not to be missed!  

This bundle #152318 is FREE with a $120 order.  It includes the Asian inspired Power of Hope stamp set and the oh so fabulous Stone 3D embossing folder! 

Check out the detail in the folder: 

And check out these card samples: 

Here is the link to my current classes, online store, and catalogs:

Monday, January 20, 2020

January 20, 2020...Nature's Thoughts is unexpected!

Happy Monday Stampers! 

Good morning to you all!  
Here is a sneak peek of what we are going to be talking about in this post: 

I hope you had a snuggly warm weekend.  Here in Winterpeg, it was a stormy one!  

I had to cancel my class on Saturday, as I had ladies come from as far away as Pinawa and the snow and blowing snow was nothing to be traveling in!  There were numerous travel advisories out, so for the first time ever, I canceled my class, and rescheduled it for this coming Wednesday, Jan 22.  

My girls were very understanding and even thankful, as they did not want to travel in that mess either. 

My Saturday was a snuggly jammie day,  spent in my craft room reorganizing and prepping for a couple of classes.  This was great for me and much needed.  My ongoing low iron issues have now been further complicated with low B-12, so on top of monthly blood tests for iron and iron infusions, we can add B-12 to the mix with monthly shots for that!  Geesh!  

The constant exhaustion, brain fog, and dropping things all the time are now explained- all side effects of low B-12. 

Sunday we went out for breakfast with friends we have not seen since before Christmas at the newly renovated Smitty's on North Henderson Highway.....very nice bright and modern!  The roads were SLIPPERY....geesh! 

Afterward, we went to the gym and Costco and then back home.  I intended on making a video tutorial and pre-posting some blog posts for this week but man I was exhausted.....I got back in my snuggly jammies and grabbed a blanket and a pillow and had a nap on the couch.......a three and a half hour nap!  Mike woke me at 7 and said "if you don't wake up soon you will not sleep tonight" worries....I slept!  Ha ha.....oh well if I must have needed it.  

Ok so on to Natures Thoughts Dies, they are in the new PRODUCT COORDINATION promotion starting February 1 and they coordinate with the Postive Thoughts stamp set found on page 23 of the new Spring Mini catalog. Here is the image that is in the promotion flyer: 

This is, in my opinion, unimpressive and poor showcasing for these products. I have the stamp set which I love and have already used numerous times....but the dies did nothing for me. I did not give them a second glance and did not purchase them in the demo preorder.  

Now when you go to the online store. . . this is another story....this is  a closeup look at this gorgeous stamp set and a closeup look at the coordinating dies: 

Now stop and really check out this closeup you see the unexpected?  

Check out that FANTASTIC frame!  

It has tiny holes around the frame making it look like eyelet lace!  

I found ONE CARD on Pinterest that showcases this great frame.  

It was made by Lynn Kolcun, and she paired it with the Bird Ballad stamp set. Isn't this FANTASTIC

Her card has sold me on these dies.  I did not order them....but I am now!  

I just thought I would share this unexpected find with you.  

Contact me if you live in Canada and wish to order these items ( or anything else) 

Have a great day and Happy Stamping! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Let's Talk About Little Ladybug. . .

Good Morning Stampers!  

I wanted to pop by this morning and talk briefly with you about the Sale-A-Bration host set called Little Ladybug.  

It is found on page 17 of the Sale-A-Bration flyer and is a host-only product.  

If you host a party (workshop) at your house or mine and have sales over $375.00 you get this adorable stamp set.....for FREE!  This is only during Sale-A-Bration. 

Added bonus. . . coming the first of February, Stampin' Up! is releasing coordinating products and one of the items is a die set that coordinates with this stamp set!  Woo hoo! 

Now...there is another way to get your hands on this adorable stamp set...and here are the details: 

Bring a friend (who has never attended my classes before) to any class during the month of February.  

On the day of the class, you get a ballot to be entered into the draw for this stamp set to be drawn on Feb 29th. 


Bring two friends- get two ballots!  Bring three friends- get three ballots!  You get the picture....the more friends you bring....the more entry ballots you receive. 

Here is a closeup image of the stamps:

Check out my February class schedule on my website and call all your friends and see if they want to join you! Then contact me to reserve your seats!

February class schedule click HERE

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Funny Story. . . and YouTube videos. . .

Today I wanted to share with you a funny story about a conversation  I had last night with one of my newer customers.

We were talking, and I was telling her that I was trying to upload a video to YouTube.  She said that she did not know I did YouTube videos. 

I told her that I did many years ago....short informative videos poorly done because I was so nervous...but nothing relevant now. 

Well, she went to my YouTube channel and watched every one of the videos!  Then she messaged me and told me that she had learned a bunch of stuff from them!  Who knew!

She learned:
  • how to refill her Stampin' Write markers
  • about adhesives
  • dental floss trick
  • dowel trick
  • tear n tape trick for ribbon
So, surprising to me, videos from as far back as 8 years ago still had some value to my customer.  Who knew! 

I am going to try and make card making videos. . . and hope to share them with you really soon. 

I made one the night before last but it was a hot mess and I cannot find a video editing program where I can remove the audio and then do a voice over.....I am working on finding this solution.  

Last night I made a quick video on a few of the upcoming new coordination products coming Feb , and it has been posted to my YouTube channel.   

Here is the link to my YouTube channel:

If you like, when you go to YouTube, click the subscribe button and click the bell to be notified when I post new videos!  

Saturday, January 11, 2020

You can earn all these products for FREE.......let's Sale-A-Brate!

You can earn all of these Sale-A-Bration items and put them together to create beautiful projects 

Shown are: 

  • Lily Pad Dies, 
  • Lily Pad Stamp Set, and 
Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper

 Live in Canada?
 Contact me for more details! 

Friday, January 10, 2020

Painted Poppies paired with So Sentimental Bundle....a stunning combination!

Happy Friday Stampers! 

You ever have one of those weeks where you had such good intentions, plans set, but then WHAM! life throws you a curveball and there go all your plans!  LOL!  Yep, you guessed it, this was my week.  

I had intentions of sharing creating and sharing four Poppy cards with you this week. . . but that did not happen.  My apologies for that. 

However, the good news is that I am here now with inspiration card number two.  Check out this beauty and a trick/tip:

Here is the color palette for my card: 


I cannot say enough good things about this GORGEOUS bundle of products. . . I am addicted!  

The beautiful designer series papers make the cards pop with vibrant colors.  

My card base is Poppy Parade 8.5 x 5.5 scored at 4.25
My dsp layer is 4x5.25
I wrapped black satin ribbon around the dsp layer prior to gluing it to the card base. 
The sentiment mat layer is Basic Black
The sentiment layer is Whisper White
The poppies were also stamped on Whisper White. 

Now for the trick/tip.  I used the So Sentimental bundle for the greeting and greeting tag.  This bundle is WONDERFUL. . . can use it for SO MANY different occasions and you can pair the dies with other greetings as well!  Bonus! 

I die stamped and die cut the greeting.....then I took my paper snips and cut along the stitched line all the way around....easy peasy.....and that allowed the black layer to mat perfectly behind it making the greeting POP!  Cool huh! 

After I got my card put together I wanted to give it a little something special so I grabbed my Wink of Stella and brushed it over the flowers making them shimmer and shine.  Here is a closeup:

If you live in Canada and would like to purchase any of these products please go to my online store here:

While you are there you can check out the current catalogs, check out upcoming class events, etc. 

Remember. . . it's the best time of the year. . . Sale-A-Bration!  For every $60 you spend you get to choose one item for FREE from the Sale-A-Bration product brochure!  Woo hoo! Who doesn't love FREE!!!  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  

Have a great weekend!

Co-ordination Product Release... 6 products- coming February 4th- plan now... order Feb 4...

Stampin’ Up! announced that they’re going to have another coordinating product release this year! 

Beginning February 4, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Brochure!

Here are the products that will be available for sale beginning February 4th!

Nature’s Thoughts Dies – Item 153586 – $39
Coordinate with the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set from the Mini Catalog

Special days
Special Day Dies – Item 153587 – $39
Coordinate with the Special Someone Stamp Set from the Mini Catalog

Ladybugs Dies – Item 153588 – $39
Coordinate with the Little Ladybug Sale-a-bration Host Exclusive Stamp Set

Sending flowers
Sending Flowers Dies – Item 153589 – $37
Coordinate with the Sending You Thoughts Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

Birthday dies
Birthday Dies – Item 153590 – $37
Coordinate with the Happy Birthday To You Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

Pleased as punch
Pleased As Punch 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper – Item 153558 – $15.75
Coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch (Sale-A-Bration), the Heart Punch Pack (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), the Tulip Builder Punch (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog) and the Builder Umbrella Punch (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).

Coordination Products Ordering Details:
  • Ordering Dates are February 4–March 31, 2020
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020, or while supplies last.  So, order early to make sure that you can get the coordinating items that you are wanting!  I know many of you were disappointed and frustrated last Sale-A-Bration, because you could not get dies you wanted;  as they sold out VERY quickly.  
  • You have LOTS of advance notice now.....plan what you want....order on Feb 4....even if you have not got your coordinating stamp yet....we know Stampin' Up! makes their own stamps, so they will be available.....but once the dies are gone they are gone.  This is my best advice so you are not disappointed.