Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020....Rise & Shine Fun Fold with bonus video

Good Tuesday Morning Stampers! 

As promised, here is your bonus FREE video tutorial featuring the Rise and Shine stamp set and its a fun fold gift card holder too!  

I did a female and a male version....I hope you like them. 

Link to video: Rise and  Shine Video Tutorial

Stay safe and practice social distancing....we will stay connected via text, phone, email and online videos!

Monday, March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020.....Fun Fold Fun....and Early Release Product Available April 1....

 Happy Monday Stampers! 

I thought I would briefly pop on here to share with you a fun fold card we made last month at my Techniques and Fun Folds card class.  This pyramid (or triangle) fold card looks difficult but is very simple to make.

Here is a view of the back ...the products featured in the card are the Lovely Lily Pad and the coordinating Lily Pad dies and the Lily Impressions Designer Series Papers....all were Sale-A-Bration freebies....Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, March 31 and then they are gone!

Now....don't forget about this PHENOMENAL early release suite from the upcoming Annual catalog coming June 1.....but you can order these products early....on APRIL 1 ....WOO HOO!!

My next order goes in on April 2 at noon.....let me know if you want any of these early release products or if you want to order anything else.  Thanks!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020....FYI

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, my in-person classes have been suspended until further notice, as mandated by the government. We all need to be safe and keep our families safe.
Now, more than ever we need to be creating and mailing cards to our family and friends.  It is a small gesture that means so much to the recipient.
I have had to restructure my business to online, and hope that I can continue to inspire you with daily blog posts, a weekly free card video, as well as all my regular classes, that will be available in video format.
This weekend I will be working on a FREE Video Tutorial that will be available to all of you, my valued customers.  We will craft together online, and make a beautiful project.  
Please let me know if you want the kit or just the video and pdf before Saturday at noon   
Also, briefly, I want to touch on the paid classes.  You will have two options:
Option One:  pick up kits at my home or office and be emailed the step by step PDF instructions with photos as well as a video link where we can make the cards together.
Option Two:  no kits- use your own supplies and be emailed the step by step PDF instructions with photos as well as a video link where we can make the cards together.
Types of classes offered at this time are: 
1.  Technique / Fun Fold card class
2.  Sketches card class
3.  All Occasion card class
4.  Christmas Card Class
All classes for the remainder of March and all of April have been updated on my website here:  shelanderson.stampinup.net   Click the events tab.
Pricing and all details are available on the website.
You still have the option for all classes to pay a flat fee or place a catalog order….that has not changed.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
If you want to register, please email or phone me: 
PHONE: 204-232-7744

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

March 25, 2020......Stamp With Shel....Featured Product...and MORE!

Good Morning Peeps!  Happy Wednesday!  

Today's post features the Tags In Bloom stamp set from our soon to expire Sale-A-Bration Promotion.  

This is a fresh and simple set that you can earn for free for the next six days!  

It coordinates with the Label Me Lovely Punch #151296 found on page 41 of the Spring Mini Catalog.  

Now you might look at this card and say "how did she do that.?" ...she has three layers of tag and only one punch.......well I am going to share with you step by step how I made this super QUICK AND EASY card!  

Here is are the supplies I used: 

Real Red Card Stock #102482

Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Label Me Lovely Punch #151296

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad #132708

Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends144603

Real Red Stampin' Blends #147935
Basic Rhinestone Jewels #144220

I also used a retired (eek) Real Red ribbon and a retired (eek) corner rounder punch. 

Here is what I did
  1.   I inked the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it in the center of my Whisper White card stock.
  2.   I then stamped the image again on scrap Whisper White card stock....then I stamped the greeting inside 
  3. I used the coordinating Label Me Lovely Punch and punched out the greeting.  
  4. I used Stampin Blends to color the flowers. 
  5. I rounded two corners on the Whisper White layer to add interest.
  6. Now here is the trick....I hope I can explain it so you understand:  I grabbed a Real Red blend and carefully colored around the inside of the area where you are going to attach your tag.  The tag is smaller than the stamped image.....so I simply grabbed a Real Red blend and colored it....making it appear like there is a black tag, a red tag and the white tag with the greeting on it.....cool huh! 
  7. Next, I glued the tag in place
  8. I added some ribbon and rhinestones to embellish and attached it to the card front.  


Sale-A-Bration- ends in six days

April Paper Pumpkin - order before April 10th- if you order a subscription during Sale-A-Bration you earn Sale-A-Bration freebies- gotta love that orange box that arrives once a month!

Ordering - I have orders going in weekly....contact me to place you order or order direct from my website here: shelanderson.stampinup.net

Remember- I am only a phone call away if you need anything...need to chat....we need to support each other in these difficult times.


March 25, 2019.....COVID 19....

Stay in touch with your friends and family people.....make a card....send a card....it will mean A LOT to the recipient.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020....Shel's Ink Spot.....Time for a Challenge....

Ok crafters....you are cooped up at home...trying to keep busy...let's have some crafty fun....how about a card making challenge!  

Rules:    1.  Use Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White card stock
              2.  Use only  black ink 
              3.  Use only two markers or colored pencils if coloring is                               necessary
              4.  Use only one (current) stamp set (includes greeting) 
              5.  Use only one type of embellishment (ribbon, pearl, twine,                          rhinestone etc) 

Take a couple of photos of your completed card, and email them to me by March 31; so I can post them on my blog to inspire others to get stamping!  
Here is my card:  

March 24, 2020......Sale-A-Bration Third Release ....and more stuff you need to know....

Happy Tuesday!   Just a quick post with the third Sale-A-Bration release for freebies!  Check them out and remember.....Saleabration ends in 7 days.....don't miss out! Contact me to place an order or if you have any questions.
And don't forget about April's family-oriented Paper Pumpkin......order before April 10 to get yours:

Monday, March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020....Merry Monday ....

Happy Monday! 

Today's Merry Monday post features the amazing Snow Globe Scenes dies from the Holiday catalog. 

The dies coordinate with the Still Scenes stamp set and the Snow globe shaker domes (all these items will carry over into this years holiday catalog) 

My inspiration for this card came from this card I found on Pinterest: 

I chose to add sparkle glimmer paper and sparkle ribbon and change up the colors some.  

Here is one last look: 

I think next time I will use a Christmas embossing folder and emboss the red strip.  

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020......Super Power Challenge....

An afterthought....instead of signing the card....write your message on an inserted piece of paper and encourage the recipient to use the card to send on to someone else!  Double blessing! Easy!

Feel free to email me photos of your card creations and I will post the pics on my blog.  

Go!  Create!  Be a blessing....make someone smile today! 

Speaking of blessings and making someone smile.....check out this beautiful card that arrived in my mailbox yesterday from my friend Denise Willerton: 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020....Beautiful Moments....

Happy Thursday!  

Today's blog post features the Beautiful Moments stamp set found on page 28 of the Spring Mini Catalog.  

This wonderfully versatile set has line images to color and fantastic greetings too.  And it pairs beautifully with many other of our stamp sets such as this card where I combined it with A Good Man stamp set from the annual catalog.....don't they just look like they belong together!

This one reminds me of my childhood and days at Shediac Beach....

This image reminds me of walking my back lot property in Havelock NB taking my kids through the field to the brook at the bottom.....

And for some strange reason, this one reminds me of my Nan....not sure why as I was never at a beach with her.....but that is what I think of......maybe it is the greeting....she was such a blessing to everyone....sure do miss her......

Hope you liked today's featured product and my ramblings about my childhood.....LOL....come back tomorrow for some more inspiration.  

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020....Rooted In Nature.....

Today's card share is a super simple card featuring the 
OH, SO VERSATILE stamp set Rooted In Nature found on page 148 of the annual catalog.  

The cardstock colors are Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White.  Simple. Classic. 

Here is a close up of this set: 

For more inspiration, here are more cards I made using this stamp set (and coordinating dies) If you don't own this set and would like to order, I have an order going in tomorrow, Thursday, March 19....contact me before 3 pm.  

Happy Stamping!