It's Sale-A-Bration TIme!!

Sale-A-Bration comes once a year and runs from Jan to the end of March. This promotion is the best promotion Stampin' Up! offers. For every $60 net order you place you can earn a FRRE item from the Sale_A-Bration catalog. 
This card features one of the free items from that catalog - it's the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  Simply gorgeous paper that coordinates with the Butterfly Duet Punch (new in the Occasion catalog). The butterflies that you see in the center have been punched out from that DSP!  Talk about stamping made easy!
This gate fold card was created using Balmy Blue, Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss cardstock. The center piece has been created with the Layering Circle Framelits.

Early Bird Pricing Ends Today - Occasions & SAB Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza

Time's almost up to take advantage of the early bird pricing for My Occasions & SAB Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza!!!!

When else will you be able to sit among fellow paper craft lovers and simply craft all day with EVERYTHING PREPARED FOR YOU?

You can do that on Jan. 12th at my Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza!

Make 15 fabulous cards for all different occasions using all new products from the 2019 Occasion Sale-A-Bration catalogs.

Your day will include
  • All your project supplies including envelops (adhesives not provided) to complete 15 cards PLUS extra embellishments for you to take home!
  • Light lunch  - included in your registration
    - courtesy of Danby's Roadhouse (gluten free items will be provided).
  • Draws throughout the day!!! You will receive 1 free ticket in your package - extra tickets can be purchased to increase your odds of winning a fabulous prize!
  • Lots of fun!
Date: Jan. 12th, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Danby's Roadhouse- Upstairs Hall
(This is the old Richmond Bakery)
6127 Perth Street, Richmond Ont. 

Arrive early and have breakfast in the restaurant. Danby's opens at 8 am for breakfast (Danby menu)  if you want to eat before you start the day. 

Danby's does not permit you to bring food (including beverages) from outside the restaurant. 

Day of Order Special
  • Place a min. $50 (net) at the event and receive a $10 credit on your order. Only valid the day of the event through me.
  • Bump up your order to $60 (net) and you will also qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product.
Don't Forget To Bring
  • Adhesives (I will have some for sale on site)
  • Scissors, bone folder
  • $$ for draws- 1 for $2, 3 for $5 or arm's length for $10.

Cost: $55
($65 after today)

2019 Occasions & SAB Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza

Join me on Jan. 12th at my Occasion Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza!!
Enjoy a fun day of crafting using brand new products from the 2019 Occasions and SAB catalogs.
Registration is open now
Register by Jan. 4th and save $10

Date: Jan 12th, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Danby's Roadhouse (the old Richmond Bakery)
6127 Perth Street, Richmond Ont.
Get Directions 
$55 - Register here before Jan. 4th 
$65 - Register here after Jan. 4th.

This day will include supplies to make 15 awesome cards (includes envelops), door prize draws, lunch courtesy of Danby's Roadhouse, display boards & lot's of fun.

Be sure to bring
  • Adhesives (I will have some for sale on site)
  • Scissors
  • $$ for door prize tickets

2019 Sneak Peak - Humming Along

Next month the 2019 Occasion catalog will be available. During my trip to On Stage, we got to see new products in action. We also were lucky to receive this stamp set for FREE!  It is called Humming Along and it comes with lovely greeting in a beautiful script - like you see here - and a couple of images - this flower is one of them. You can see this set and all that is coming in the new year in the 2019 Occasion Catalog. Click here to view online.
Supplies used:
Card base is Petal Pink and the flower has been stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blends (LOVE THESE ALCOHOL MARKERS!!).

In making this card I stepped out of my comfort zone using colors and images that I am not typically prone to use.  It's good to step out of your comfort zone because good things can happen. 

Year End Close Out Sale

Starts Dec. 5th
While Supplies Last
Don't Wait
Place Your Order Online
Using Hostess Code:  UWHXAAGS

Santa's Workshop Tag Class

Santa needs your help!!
He has run out of Christmas tags and need you to make them!!

With your help you will make 
12 tags and 2 wine toppers at his workshop to take home and put on your special Christmas gifts.

All you need to do is register at 
Santa's Workshop Tag Class
that takes place on 

Date: Saturday Dec. 1st @ 1 pm 

 Theme: Come dressed in Christmas attire!

Registration fee ($30) is due at time of sign up.

Look at the pretty paper you will use to make you tags!
Can't wait to see you!

Star of Light

As much as I love the new items in the Holiday catalog, sometime the ones you have in your stamp room that may be a couple of year old need the dust blown off and shown some love. This design is based on one that I saw by Kimberly Van Diepin from a couple of years ago. My card features the new  Blueberry Bushel. Love this shade of blue. I paired it with Pool Party - a winning combination!!!
The sequin trim and the silver glimmer star top this card off!
Hope you like my card! This card is a last minute change to my Christmas Card Club line up for this week. I love the colors and just couldn't resist

Detailed Baubles Thinlit Dies

It's 30 degrees Celsius outside (and we won't even talk about what it "feels" like with the humidity) and I am making Christmas cards! Go figure!  Well, with my Christmas Card Club starting at the end of next week I need to be ready! 
As a demonstrator (now going on 13 years) I was able to purchase items from the holiday catalog before the catalog launches to everyone (nice perk!). So I spent a bit of money on some fabulous new products and have been playing with all my goodies (as you can see from the post below). This card features a new stunning DSP called All Is Bright - OMG it is gorgeous!!!! I love the Christmas baubles that are shown here on this DSP. The ornament is another thinlit from the details baubles dies using the gorgeous Merry Merlot glimmer paper from the Joyous Noel glimmer paper stack. Hoping you are liking all the samples I have been creating. Let me a comment below!

Merry Christmas To All

My Christmas Card Club starts in less than 2 weeks. So I have been madly creating samples that may appear in my CCC. This card features all new products! New DSP (All Is Bright), new Thinlits ( Merry Christmas), new glimmer paper (Joyous Noel) and a new stamp set (Timeless Tidings). If you would like to join my CCC then be sure to let me know asap as I have only a few spots left. 

Peaceful Poinsettia

A new stamp set and coordinating framelits from the 2018 holiday catalog - Peaceful Poinsettia. I love how this card turned out!  I embossed the poinsettia and hollies with black embossing powder and then colored the images with the Stampin' Up! Blends - Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce. The colors pop next to the black embossing powder.  Layered behind the poinsettia in the upper left corner is a poinsettia from the coordinating framelits. The poinsettia was created using new glimmer paper - Merry Merlot - also new in the Holiday catalog. This card just might make the cut for one of the cards the Christmas Card Club members will make. 
I still have some spots open in my CCC. Get the details here and contact me so join the club.

Holiday Catalog Merry Christmas To All

I am so glad that I bought the Merry Christmas To All bundle. The thinlit greetings are beautiful - I just love the script chosen for them. This card was one of those cards that I played with, put down and then played with again - I am sure I am not alone in this behaviour. Each time I added something to it to make it pop. The "Merry" was cut from white cardstock that I had layered 3 different shades of blue to give it an ombre look. After, I cut it out and then covered it with clear Wink of Stella. The snowflakes were die cut from dazzling diamond glimmer paper and then I sponged some color on them to make them pop.The centers of the snowflakes each have a Glitter Enamel Dot (146934). Finally, the ribbon is the Metallic Edge ribbon (Silver - 144312) sponged with ink (Night of Navy). I am really happy the way this card turned out.

Holiday Catalog - Beautiful Baubles

When I first got this stamp set I had a bit of a struggle trying to figure out how I was going to use it. But then I realized that it is a really easy set to use. It has a set of coordinating framelits that you can see some of them in the post below. On this card I didn't use the coordinating framelits. Instead, I used the Layering Circles and Colorful Seasons (snowflakes) with silver glimmer paper to make it pop!  I love using shades of blue for Christmas - makes it feel crisp and frosty.  The ornaments were colored with water color pencils and a blender pen. Enjoy!

Another Sneak Peak at the Holiday Catalog

I am loving the sets from the Holiday catalog. This card was made using the Detailed Baubles framelits and some new glimmer paper (Joyous Noel - Merry Merlot). On this card I cut out the ornaments with silver foil paper and then I adhered the glimmer paper on top. The background of the card was created using the Tufted embossing folder of which I spritzed the cardstock with water prior to running it through the Big Shot. Doing so results in a much more detailed impression.  
This card will be one of the cards that I have my Christmas Card Club members make. Contact me to join my Christmas Card Club. Club starts on Sept 7. Join now!

Sneak Peak - A Second Dashing Deer

Here is another card I designed recently using the new Dashing Deer Thinlits. Other new items that are in the upcoming Holiday catalog are the Swirls and Curls embossing folder, Shimmer paint (yay!! it came back!) which I combined with rubbing alcohol in a spritzer bottle and sprayed the whisper white cardstock after I ran it through the Big Shot. The DSP is Twinkle Twinkle - love the name of this paper - my stamping team is call TwINKle Belles so I just had to get a few packages. 

Sneak Peak - Dashing Deer

Check out this card that I designed using the new Dashing Deer Thinlits. Not your traditional Christmas colors but definately sparkles like Christmas!
This is an new set of thinlits available starting next month in the Holiday catalog. There is a coordinating stamp set that is gorgeous. 

On Stage Display Board Stamper Samples

This November, I will be attending Stampin' Up! 30th Anniversary celebration in Orlando Florida. I am truly excited to be able to attend this event!  The last major milestone event I attended was 10 years ago!!! For this event I have decided that I would provide some samples of my creativity to Stampin' Up! for their consideration in me being a "Display Board Stamper".  If chosen, I will be provided supplies (never seen before) to create samples to show to the 4000+ demonstrators that will be in attendance at the 30th celebration.
The criteria was for me to create 6 samples - 2 - 3D items, 1 - 12 x 12 scrapbook page & 3 cards.  So, I decided to go with a Christmas theme and am using new products from the 2018 Holiday catalog - featuring Peaceful Poinsettia stamp set, Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits, Joyous Noel Glimmer paper & Subtle TIEF.
First up are the 2 - 3D items. The first one I have created is a decoration for the stem of glassware. The decoration wraps around the base of the glass for a lovely decoration. My second 3D item is a cover for a tea light. To make the base leaves I cut out 3 poinsettia and layered them together and added some holly for a little extra bling.
Next up are my 3 card creations. I just can't get enough of the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper!!!
Finally I have created a 12 x 12 scrapbook page for my Christmas memories.

Be sure to click each image for a full size view!  I hope you enjoy my creations!


Stylish Christmas

Playing with Christmas stamps and came up with this card.  I am falling in love with Stylish Christmas. Colors are Real Red and Tranquil Tide.
Sept 7th & 8th marks the start of my Christmas Card Club. Who knows, this might make the cut for the club.  Interested in joining my Christmas Card Club? Check out the details here and contact me to join the fun. 

Stampin Up Bonus Days Are Back

Place your online order here and be sure to use this hostess code JS2UEQ6N for a chance to win $20 in free Stampin' Up! product!!!  Draw will take place at the end of August. Winner will be notified by email.

NEW Stampin' Blends Club

I am kicking of a new club!!

It is called Lady Blends 

It is a marker club that enables you to receive all the Stampin' Blends at an affordable cost over a 7 month period.

Here's how it works
Each month you will receive a number of the Blends 
(3 packages per month with the exception of month #1 in which you will receive 4 packages)

During month # 2, 4 & 7 you will receive an additional FREE item.

The cost is $45 / month with the exception of the 1st month.
Check out my Lady Blends Club page and sign up today!

This club is only available to Canadian residents in the Ottawa area.

Do You Want To Get 10 FREE Ink Pads

Now is the time to become a TwINKle Belle
This is such a great deal!
Don't pass it up!
There is no pressure to sell and no penalty if you choose not to sell - you keep the kit.

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE - DSP Promo

Well I'll be!!!
And just in time for the July 1 - 31 Buy 3 Get 1 FREE DSP promo
Not sure which paper to choose? Check out this SU video of all the current DSP. 

FINALLY!! All Color Choices of Stampin' Blends Are Now Available!

The Wait Is Finally Over
Order Your's Today!

Postcard Pals - Platypus

Loving this Postcard Pals stamp set! Here is the 3rd image from the set - this adorable Platypus.
I colored the critter with my inks and an aqua painter and love how it turned out.
The colors use are Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Blueberry Bushel, Read Red and Daffodil Delight.
The greeting is from This Little Piggy. The actual greeting from this set reads as "Hogs and Kisses". I used a blender pen to take the ink away from the top of the "o" to make it a "u". I thought that was pretty ingenious - lol!.  

Another New Favorite ~ Postcard Pals

Here is another new stamp set from the 2018 - 2019 Stampin' Up! annual catalog. It is called Postcard Pals and I LOVE IT!!!
Don't you just want to squeeze these little cheeks?  This otter is sooooo adorable! The set contains 3 stamps. To the right is the second card I made using the pelican from the same set. 
They both were colored with ink and an aqua painter on shimmery white cardstock. Don't forget, when using an aqua painter that you need to stamp the image with Stazon ink. 

Best Bunny - New 2018/19 Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

 OMG I love this little bunny. It is a new stamp set from Stampin' Up!s 2018/19 annual catalog called Best Bunny.  What is even better is that this stamp set is sold as a bundle with a coordinating punch!!!!  This is actually a slider card. When you pull the string at the bottom of the card the 2 bunny friend "hop" up onto the fence!! Isn't this adorable???What's even greater about this stamp set is there are 3 "faces", one of which fits the cat punch that Stampin' Up! sells.  LOVE IT!!!
Check out my video.