Stampin' Dreams Jan 2020 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamping Dreams Jan. 2020 blog hop. You are currently visiting For the Love of Stamping (Tracie St-Louis) from Ottawa, Ontario Canada! This months theme is 
"Case a Card! The card I am casing is one from the 2020 SAB Catalog.

This card features the SAB 
Golden Honey Specialty DSP and the Honey Bee Bundle (153792) from the 2020 Mini Catalog. Because I didn't purchase the stamp set (Honey Bee) from the bundle I utilized the Specialty Designer Series Paper for the beehive, flower and bee images.
To case this card here is what I did.  
  • Card base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" - Basic Black
  • Honeycomb layer - 5" x 3 3/4" - Golden Honey DSP
  • Polka dot layer - 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" - Golden  Honey DSP 
  • Beehive - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" - Golden Honey DSP - cut on a diagonal using the beehive die from the Detailed Bees dies (151526)
  • Bumble bee & flower - die cut from Golden Honey DSP
  • The greeting was stamped from "A Friend Like You" stamp set
  • Golden Honey DSP- Free With $60 Order
  • The final touch are some rhinestones.
I love that Stampin' Up! coordinates the dies with the DSP!  It enabled me to case the card without the stamp set! 
I hope that you enjoyed your stop at my blog. Now hop on over to the next blog for more CASE'D ideas.

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Kre8tor Jan 2020 Blog Hop - SAB and Mini Catalog

Welcome to the Jan 2020 Kre8tor's Blog Hop. You have just landed on For The Love Of Stamping - Tracie St-Louis. This months theme is Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalog. There are so many amazing products in both catalogs.  I love SAB! It is a yearly Stampin' Up! promotion that gives everyone an opportunity to earn free products with a qualifying order. If you don't have a copy yet of the catalogs be sure to use my "Contact Me" form on the left side bar to request one (Cdn residents only). In the meantime you can download them from the right side bar. For my card,  I have chosen the Timeless Tropical Bundle (153811) & the Tropical Oasis DSP (151252).  
Look at all the gorgeous colors in the designer series paper pack! The sheets are 12 x 12 and you get 2 of each in the package.  The color pallet consists of all the colors: Real Red, Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody. Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock & Soft Suede. 

I designed my card with the gorgeous floral patterned DSP. The
base is Cherry Cobbler. I found that it matches really well with the DSP even though it is not one of the colors in the pallet. I have layered the DSP onto Shaded Spruce and popped the layer up on dimesionals. The center layers use the Starburst punch (Daffodil Delight) and White. I stamped the flower in Daffodil and then the greeting in Memento on top of the flowers. I used the In The Tropics dies (151495) to cut a flower and added a Champagne Rhinestone (151193) to the center. This layer was adhered to a strip of white that I stamped the same flower image in Daffodil and then adhered the whole layer with dimensionals to the center of the card. 
Thank you for stopping by For The Love Of Stamping. I hope you have enjoyed my card. Now hop on over to Alexandra Rauf's blog for more amazing projects.

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From Messy To Creative! Bonanza Buddies

Sometimes being creative can be time consuming and messy in order to get the look you want.  I have been playing with this card for the better part of 4 hours and FINALLY it came together. But to get there I made a HUGE mess! I mean there was STUFF EVERYWHERE!  Check out the photo below of my dining room table! I didn't want to cover the adorable Birthday Bonanza DSP so I stamped the Koala, die cut him and then layered it onto vellum cardstock so that the DSP shows through. I also initially had the greeting on a black rectangular piece of card stock and decided to cut around it so that more the DSP was visible. Funny how something so simple can make such a huge difference!. I love the final result of this card and I think my stampers at my Inspiration Extravaganza on the 18th will as well.  I love this stamp set. It is called Bonanza Buddies and there are several images in the set. It also as a coordinating set of dies that by the way happen to also fit the images in the coordinating DSP!  All these items are available in the 2020 Mini Catalog that just went live on the 3rd. 
Here are all the "new" products I used on this card:

  • Bonanza Buddies Bundle #153815
  • Label Me Lovely Punch #151296
  • Stitched So Sweetly Dies #151690
Also used on this card
  • Vellum Cardstock
  • Black, Coastal Cabana & White cardstock
  • Smokey Slate, White (craft) & Black ink

Be sure to check out this amazing suite in my online store.
Oh and if that is not enough, there are also some coordinating embellishments that you can earn for free with a $60 net order - BECAUSE IT IS SALE-A-BRATION!!!!!!  WOOHOO!
You have to get this suite! TRUST ME you won't regret it!

Pedal To The Metal - New Stamp Set - 2020 Mini Catalog

A fabulous example from Stampin' Up! showing us how combining 2 stamp sets to make one awesome card. This card is geared towards the "Artfully Avid" stamper. The techniques used are Watercoloring and Sponging. This would make a fantastic card for an outdoorsy guy or girl - don't you think?
All the supplies for this card are listed below and you can purchase them all online here 
Here is what was used to make this card

  • 146386 - Stamp Set Photopolymer Waterfront, 
  • 151591 - Stamp Set Cling Pedal To The Metal


  • 100702 - Old Olive, 
  • 100730 - Whisper White, 
  • 101910 Shimmery White,
  • 115318 Soft Suede, 
  • 150883 - Seaside Spray


  • 132708 - Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black, 
  • 147111 - Classic Stampin' Pad Mossy Meadow, 
  • 147113 Classic Stampin' Pad Smoky Slate, 
  • 147115 - Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Suede, 
  • 147138 Classic Stampin' Pad Blueberry Bushel


  • 103683 - Mini Glue Dots, 
  • 103954 - Aqua Painters, 
  • 104331 - Adhesive Refill Snail Permanent,
  • 104430 - Stampin’ Dimensionals, 
  • 133773 - Sponge Daubers, 
  • 151775 - Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

2020 Occasion Card Club - Registration Now Open

Starting Jan 31st my Occasion Card Club begins. I am offering Friday night and Saturday afternoon sessions.
Please note that I have changed the format of this club. You can get all the details here

Available Jan 3, 2020 - Music From The Heart

Here is a brand new stamp set coming on Jan 3, 2020 - perfect for all those music enthusiasts and musicians! As a child I learned to play the piano and will sometimes (not often enough) sit down and play. I find it so relaxing.
This card features the baby grand. Included in the set are 6 messages and 8 images - some of which you can see on my card. This card was inspired by one that I saw on Pinterest - created by Dawn Olchefske. Dawn actually created the stamp set. I love it.
Card Supplies:
Card stock: Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Red Rhinestones
Be sure to contact me if you would like a copy of the mini Jan to June mini catalog (use the "contact me" form on the left side bar - Canadian residents only)

Parisian Beauty - Amour

Inspired by my recent trip to Las Vegas (I bet you thought I was going to say Paris - LOL). For my 25th wedding anniversary my hubby and I went to Vegas where we stayed at the Paris Hotel.  The Parisian Beauty bundle will be available on Jan. 3, 2020 in the mini Jan - June catalog. 
I created this card with black and silver foil paper, some vellum cardstock as well as navy and black cardstock.  The moon was sponged with a couple of shades of yellow to make the Eiffel Tower pop. I finished the card with some Nobel Peacock rhinestones. Can't wait for my stampers to use this bundle at my Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza on Jan. 18th.

Such a lovely card. I received this as a swap from a fellow Canadian demonstrator - Deb Duval.
This card features a new embossing folder called Parisian Flourish and the Lovely Lily Pad and coordinating dies which will be available during Sale-a-Bration that starts Jan. 3, 2020.  I love the color combination that she used on this card. 

Peaceful Poppies

Coming Jan. 3rd! Painted Poppies stamp set. 
I really like the options that this stamp set gives the crafter.  There is line art that you can color, or as I have done here, used one of the watermark stamps from the set to create the background. The popped up poppy has been fussy cut and colored with Stampin' Blends. The accessories on this card are also from the Jan - June mini catalog - Crinkled Seam Binding and Peaceful Poppy Sequins (tip - adhere with glue dots - no mess!)This card was inspired by Lynn Dunn who created her card with the Peaceful Poppy Elements.

Honey Bee Bundle - Available Jan 3

Check out this swap card I received in the mail!  It features the Honey Bee Bundle and the coordinating Golden Honey Specialty DSP! 
I received this card from a fellow demo - Lisa Henderson. 
The card base is thick whisper white and the bee and honey comb are gold foil.
The beehive was stamped in Versamark and heat set with gold embossing powder. I particularly like the design of the card as Lisa has cut the front panel at 2 7/8" so that the inside of the card with the DSP can show through.
Stay tuned for more swap samples that I receive this week!  They will all be showcasing the 2020 Jan - June mini and SAB catalog products (ONLY)!  

Become a TwINKle Belle

A new amazing offer is coming! Starting Jan. 3rd, 2020 when you join the TwINKle Belles and you will receive over $330 worth of SU products for only $135!
How can you pass up this deal?  

  • $165 worth of SU product for ONLY $135 - NO SHIPPING & NO TAX!!!
  • A new Mini Paper Cutter!  (Value of $37.75 - cost to you $0)
  • A 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper sampler (Value of $15.75 - cost to you $0)
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in current catalogs (excludes hostess & SAB sets). (Value of up to $61 - cost to you $0).
  • 8 FREE catalogs, 8 gorgeous folders plus some other supplies (Value of $65 - cost to you $0)
No pressure to sell ONLY to HAVE FUN!  Treat yourself and get an amazing deal!
The value of this amazing offer is over $330!

Stampin' Dreams Dec Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamping Dreams Dec. 2019 blog hop. You are currently visiting For the Love of Stamping (Tracie St-Louis) from Ottawa, Ontario Canada! This months theme is 
2020 SAB/Occasion catalog sneak peaks!
For this hop I have 2 projects to show you.

My first project features a stamp & die bundle from the mini catalog. The bundle is called Parisian Beauty (153778) and it features the Eiffel Tower. Now I may have never been to Paris but this last summer my husband and I went to Las Vegas to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and we stayed at the Paris Hotel. Our view from our room was the Eiffel Tower. So when I saw this bundle I knew I immediately had to have it! 
To make this card I have used thick Whisper White card stock for the base. I have then layered Basic Black using a new embossing folder from the mini catalog called Parisian Flourish 3D (151474). Both the Eiffel Tower and the flower accent were cut from dies in that come in the Parisian Die package. I used my trusty Stamparatus to perfectly align the greeting on the strip of Flirty Flamingo card stock. The final touch was adding the gorgeous (new) champagne rhinestones (151193) to the center of the flower. My inspiration for this card came from Windy Ellard

For my second project I am featuring a stamp set (free with a $60 purchase) from the 2020 SAB catalog. The set is called "Happy Birthday To You" (152308) and although is appears as a Birthday stamp I see it being used for weddings & anniversaries as well. For my card I chose to create a Birthday card. The cardbase is thick Whisper White which I then layered an embossed piece of Purple Posy card stock. This layer was embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D (151474) E.F as well.  The image was stamped on Whisper White and die cut using a new set of dies from the 2020 mini catalog called Stitched So Sweetly (151690). The image was colored using Stampin' Blends (Purple Posy, Granny Apple Green, Ivory & Smoky Slate). The finishing touch was to add silver metallic pearls. I chose not to add a greeting on the front, but place it inside the card. The greeting is included in the stamp set.
Both of these cards will be part of my Inspiration Day Extravaganza event on Jan 18th, 2020. Details on this event are here 
I hope you enjoy my cards. Be sure to click the link below to go to the next hop. 

Inspiration Extravaganza Stamp Camp - Jan 18th, 2020

Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza will be held on Jan. 18th, 2020.
Registration is open!
Enjoy an amazing day of crafting with friends.
You will make 14 cards featuring only new 2020 mini catalog and SAB products.
The day will include crafting, draw and lunch.
Registration is nearing capacity so be sure to register soon.
Take advantage of early bird pricing when you register by Dec. 30th.
Get all the details here  and use the Contact Me form on the right side bar to sign up. Registration will be complete upon receipt of the registration fee.
 Hope to see you there!


Receive FREE shipping on your order (min. $65 net).
You can either order online (and it will be shipped to your door) or send me your order and I will contact you when it arrives!

To order online please use 
hostess code   P9B6KSHD
in order to be entered into a draw for $20 in FREED product!

On Stage Toronto 2019

Last weekend I attended an On Stage event in Toronto hosted by Stampin' Up!  These events are an awesome celebration for Stampin' Up! demonstrators. At these events we are privileged to see new product that will be coming in the Jan to June Mini catalog as well as the Sale-A-Bration catalog. The event is chalked full of presentations, display boards, crafting and prizes!  I was fortunate to come away from the event with an awesome haul of new products that won't be available for another 6 weeks!  Just one of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. If you are interested in earning 20% discount of everything you purchase from Stampin' Up! then you really need to check out the promotion that will be starting in January. Contact me (use the form on the left) for details - it is worth it!