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!