Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020.....FUN FOLD!

Good Morning Stampers! 

Happy Friday!  Woo Hoo! 🙋...we made it through another week and now it's time to relax and get creative this weekend.  

I thought I would kick off the weekend by sharing a cool fun fold card we made in my Techniques and Fun Folds on May 21st. 

Check out this baby: 

The Magnolia Lane designer series paper is definitely the star of the show and I paired it with Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink cardstock. The Good Morning Magnolia stamp set was used as well for the magnolia buds and the greetings! 😀  

This fabulous 3D card folds flat for mailing too! 

If you missed my May online video classes, they are still available for purchase.  In each class, we make three cards.  Each class includes three video tutorials, a printable PDF with photo of the card, supply lists, measurements, and instructions.  

I offered four classes in May: 

May 7 Techniques and Fun Folds Class
May 14 All Occasion Card Class
May 21 Techniques and Fun Folds Class
May 28 Card Sketches Class

All of the above classes are available to purchase.  Pricing as follows: 

Option #1:  Flat fee of $25
Option #2:  FREE with a minimum catalog order of $35 

Check out my June classes on my website:   (and click the events tab)

My next order goes in JUNE 3 . . . . 

WOO HOO!!!!!!!    

If you wish to place an order PLEASE CONTACT ME before 8 pm on JUNE2.....I will be ordering in the middle of the night... as soon as the new catalog goes live!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Thursday, May 28, 2020. . . Paper Pumpkin Alternative Day! . . . Video and photos to inspire you . . .

Hi Stampers!  Happy Thursday!  

Today is the day for my May 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternatives post!  Woo Hoo!  

This was a FABULOUSLY fun kit featuring some of the new in-colors available next week on June 3rd. 

If you have not yet ordered your June kit (and you live in Canada), contact me, and we will get your kit ordered (before they sell out)  

The June kit is supposed to be a special one designed by our CEO Sara Douglas, and has cards you can make but also extra supplies to decorate the special box and fill with goodies to spread sunshine to someone who needs it!  How cool is that!  

I have a video tutorial for you today; as well as photos of the five alternative cards.  

I did not do any of the suggested projects....sorry but you can follow the instructions in your kit for that....I am focusing on alternative ideas for you.  Here are the kit projects:

Grab a coffee and check out what I came up with:  

Who says clouds cannot become ice cream? 

 Shake Shake Shake....everyone loves to receive a shaker card! 

Blossom punch and some glittery washi tape is all that is needed for this beauty: 

And if you can have ice cream from clouds why not a delicious popsicle from background paper?

And critters make any card fun! 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wednesday, May 27. . . Shel's Spotlight. . . 8 Creative Cards to Inspire You. . .

Happy Wednesday Stampers!  

Have I got some creative inspiration for you today!  

Whenever my card class girls share with me their cards, I ask if I can share them on my blog to inspire others.   


Check out these beautiful cards:  

These six cards were made by Pam Marsh and feature the super masculine bundle Best Catch: 

Next up is a fabulous 80th birthday card by Carole Anderson and featuring the Sale-A-Bration second release stamp set Well Dressed: 

And the final card today was created with the versatile  In The Meadow stamp set made by Dorothy Wiens: 

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and inspiring others to get stamping and get mailing your cards! 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday May 26, 2020. . . Shel's Spotlight. . .

Hi Stampers! 

Happy Tuesday!  

Today's blog post is featuring creative cards to inspire you designed by others!  

Here is today's card, designed by one of my card class gals, Carole Anderson: 

How sweet is this!!!!  

Gotta love those little meerkats with the masks. 


Monday, May 25, 2020

Monday, May 25. . . Walk The Line Technique with Forever Fern Sneek Peek. . .

Hi Stampers!  

I hope you had a fabulous weekend!  Mine is actually an extended weekend as I now start taking each Monday off for holidays!  I love having every weekend of the summer as a long weekend!  

Let's kick the week off right with another sneak peek and some inky inspiration!  

Today's card was taught in my May 21 online Techniques and Fun Folds class.  

This is the Walk The Line Technique featuring the Forever Greenery product suite coming June 2! 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020....Celebrate Sunflowers Sneak Peek. . .

Hi Stampers!  

Happy Friday!  

How about some inky inspiration to kick off your weekend with a fun technique and sneak peek of a new products!!!!

This card has the sponge brayered background with water splatter technique....I goofed and grabbed an aqua painter full of bleach instead of water....eek....but the technique turned out fabulous!

The stamps are a sneak peek of the new Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle coming June 2! 

This is a card we made in my May 21 online class Techniques and Fun Folds. 

Check out my classes here:  and click the event tab

Thursday, May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020.....Seven Cards to Inspire You from Shel's Mystery Stamping Hour !

Last night I hosted my first Mystery Stamping Hour.  It was fun! 

We had cardmakers from four Canadian provinces playing along.. Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta! 

I gave each of the participants a list of products to have ready when the free class began on Facebook Live.  Here is the list: 

As you can see from the list, the variables in stamp sets, card stock colors, dsp colors and patterns would be immense.....that is the mystery....what will we end up with?  

We met on Facebook Live last night and one step at a time, together we created our cards.  

(insert drumroll here) Below are the FABULOUS cards ....hope they inspire you to dust off those stamps and get stamping and sharing your cards with others!  

FYI I will be hosting Shel's Mystery Stamping Hour once a month....all are welcome and encouraged to join.  My next one is Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30.

A few days before the event, I will be posting the supply list in the group.  

I hope you can join the fun!  Here is the group you need to join in order to play: 


Ok....on to the fabulous cards: 

Sneek Peek: Celebrate Sunflowers: 

Magnolia Blooms by Carole Anderson: 

Bloom With Hope by Jenn Butler: 

Dandelion Wishes by Jennifer Cunningham: 

Poppy Parade by Pamela Marsh: 

Sneek Peek Celebrate Sunflowers by Shel Anderson: 

Woven Heirlooms by Jennifer Cunningham: 

Once again thanks to all the ladies who joined.  

As I get more card photos I will post them.  

Hope to see you all on June 17 @ 6:30 central standard time,  for the next Shel's Mystery Stamping Hour! 

Thursday May 21, 2020...Three All Occasion cards to inspire you...

Hi Stampers!

Happy Thursday!

Today's blog post is all about my May 14th All Occasion Cards online class.

These are the cards we made in that class:

Timeless Tulip Bundle on page 43 Spring Mini Catalog

Flowering Foils DSP from Sale-A-Bration

Beautiful Moments page 28 Spring Mini Catalog

If you would like to join an online class (sorry no in-person classes until after Covid 19 crisis is over) you can check out my classes:

on my website at: or
contact me in person via email: or phone (204) 232-7744

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020....Harvest Hello's for the teachers. . .

Hi Stampers! 

Today's post is short and sweet and full of inspiration too.  

I have a video for you featuring the Harvest Hello's Bundle and some cards I made for my grandkids to give to their teachers.  

Here is a pic taken last weekend of my three angels. Noah 11, Brielle 9, Richard 13.....where has the time gone!   

And here is the video: 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020. . . NEW 2020-2022 In Colors. . . What is your favorite?

                                                                   image provided by Rebecca Wheeler
Happy Thursday Stampers! 

Check out all these GORGEOUS new in-colors coming June 2!  

Which one is your favorite? 

Misty Moonlight?
Just Jade?
Bumble Bee? 
Magenta Madness? 
Cinnamon Cider?  

Personally, I find it VERY hard to choose.  But I love the jewel tones.  Toss up between Just Jade and Magenta Madness for me. 

Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite.  

I found these graphics on Pinterest showing the comparison of the colors with our current colors: 

And speaking of Bumble Bee yellow.....June Paper Pumpkin kit is going to be something totally different and full of sunshine.  This kit is designed by Sara and is going to be special.  Kit will make eight cards and be giftable....

Contact me to pre-order your kit before they are gone- only while supplies last. 

Here is a fun video about the June kit:

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020....Around The World on Wednesday Blog Hop....

Happy Wednesday Stampers! 

Today is the second Wednesday of the month...that means it's time for another Around The World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  Yay! 

This month's theme is all about coloring....and my card features two types of coloring...marker to stamp, which allows you to color an image with multiple colors by using markers directly on the stamp, and I also did a bit of coloring with Blendabilities alcohol markers too! 

Here is my card and video is below: 


Thanks for stopping by today, now on to the next person on our hop; to check out their  projects: 

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