Copper Threaded Focal Point

Sometimes it takes patience to get the design just right. I can't tell you the revisions that this card went through to finally land on a design I love.
The supplies used on this card include:

  • Delightful Daisy DSP
  • Celebrate You Thinlits
  • Copper Foil paper
  • Copper Thread
  • Scallop Circle Framelits

Epic Celebrations

Inspired & Cased from Emma Goddard
Hello Stampettes! Today's inspiration comes from Emma Goddard. The card features the Epic Celebration stamp set (Sale-A-Bration set) and the stitched edge ribbon.  Now this card is a bit fussy when it came to lacing up the 2 pieces of cardstock. So tons of patience is required. 
The colors featured are Pacific Point, white and silver. 
This will be a great card for a teenage boy!
Happy stamping!

Mixed Drinks Celebration

What a perfect pairing! The Sale-a-bration Celebrate You Thinlits with the Mixed Drink stamp set. 
To get the 2 beer mugs to face each other  (mirror image) I stamped the mug (faces with the handle to the right side) on my silicone mat and then transferred the ink onto white card stock. Such a great tip shared by a fellow Canadian demonstrator Jackie Bultje. I colored the mugs with my Daffodil Blends marker. Makes coloring a breeze.

Rainbow Builder Framelits

Here is another card made using the Rainbow Builder Framelits. I am starting to realize the potential of these.  
This is a "rainbow bridge" card. The inside of this card says, "Sorry for the loss of your furry friend (stamp set - Sorry For Everything 143820).
The greeting was stamped using the SAB set - Heartfelt Blooms.
Have a fabulous Monday! 

Rainbow Builder and Shimmery White Cardstock Tutorial

Yesterday I shared a card featuring the Rainbow builder framelits. Today I am sharing the tips (above) to making that card (below).

Party Panda's and Rainbow Builder Framelits

Party Panda's and Rainbow Builder Framelits.
To save paper I used shimmery white c/s and placed all the framelits onto a 4" x 4" piece of card stock and ran it through the Big Shot. Then I colored the rainbow with my Blends. Once dry I used Versamark and clear embossing powder to make the rainbow shiny.

Save The Date - Sale-A-Bration Party

I am holding a Sale-A-Bration class on Feb 18th @ 1pm and YOU are invited!

Come make 5 awesome cards featuring the SAB products - Party Pandas, Heartfelt Blooms, Amazing You, Celebrate You Thinlits & Epic Celebration. 

Class starts @ 1pm at my home.

Registration is required to reserve your spot.

Registration is $15 or FREE with a $60 order placed at the class.

Register here. 

Black Velvet Painting - Waterfront

When I saw this card I immediately thought of the black velvet paintings (I vaguely recall one of Elvis from when I was a kid).
Shout to fellow demonstrator, Kymberly  Newman who designed the card - referring to it as Black Magic.  Using her design I recreated the technique using brighter colors.
My first attempt I used darker colors but it didn't "pop" off the card like this one. 

This Little Piggy with Barn Door Thinlits

 What goes better behind the sliding barn door than the adorable pig from the "This Little Piggy" stamp set? 
My tech club gals had a great time making this fun card. 
As you can see the barn door moves from one side to the other. My tip is instead of using pennies (too heavy) or washers, use the cardboard that comes in the 12 x 12 DSP packages (the white cardboard) and punch out 1/2" circles.
Works like a charm!



DEC. 11TH, 2017

WOW! 15 Minutes And the Reservation Window Closed

Today was the day that Stampin' Up! opened up a new process of reserving a brand new item. They took the approach of enabling a reservation window for delivery in Feb 2018.
Well, not surprisingly, the Stamparatus proved to be a much sought after item as it only took 15 minutes for the supply of items to run out.
But don't worry!  There will be another reservation window open in early Dec!
For those of you that tried to reserve your Stamparatus, I am sorry that they went so quickly. For those of you that were able to reserve.... Feb will be hear before you know it!

Reserve Your Very Own Stamparatus!

What is a Stamparatus?  It is an amazing stamp positioning tool that will change the way you stamp!
At the On Stage event this past week, Stampin' Up! introduced this new tool. Be sure to watch the video to see how amazing the tool is. You won't want to miss out on the reservation of the Stamparatus.


Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  1. Make multiples with ease
  2. Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  3. If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  4. Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  5. Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  6. Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Reserve your very own Stamparatus during the November 16-30, 2017 reservation window. Delivery will be on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.

Check out the FAQ on the Stamparatus here
Click here to find out how to reserve your Stamparatus

Recessed Panel Using Delightful Daisies DSP

I saw a really pretty card made by Monica Gale on Pinterest that inspired this take on the card. It uses the new daisy punch, Delightful Daisies DSP and Colorful Seasons framelits. It is hard to tell but I have done a recessed panel (the DSP) on this card. On the inside I have created a Book fold.  More to come on the inside of the card later in the week. 

Hearts Come Home & Mini Pizza Boxes

So excited! How stinkin' cute is this?  Today, my new friend, Lesley Lendon, from the UK graced me with this adorable Mini Pizza Box set! Thank you Lesley! Love this little gift. It features the Mini Pizza boxes - she cut out a window and stamped the sleigh and reindeer with stazon. The image in the back was sponged. It really looks 3D!

Stampin' Blends - Available Nov. 1st

A few years ago, Stampin' Up! introduced alcohol based markers. Due to manufacturer issues, they pulled them off the market until such time that they were confident that the markers lived up to Stampin' Up! high quality standards. Recently, Stampin' Up! relaunched the markers to the demonstrator community. As of Nov. 1st they will be available to the market at large. Check out this video!

Eclipse Technique Using Tranquil Tulips

Well my fall technique clubs are under way. This weekend marked the 1st month of the 6 month club. We had a fabulous time crafting. I taught 2 new techniques. The Eclipse technique shown here was one of them. The design is based on a card that I had seen done by Sandi MacIver.  Because the "Happy" is so big, the card is actually an 8 1/2" x 11" folded in half!  A large card with lots of space inside to write a wonderful message to the special person that will be getting this card!
I used Berry Bliss, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist as the main colors - all 2017 - 2019 In Colors.

Hometown Greetings

Inspired by Stampin Up North
I can't stop playing with these framelits.  My secret tip to adhering them is to use the adhesive sheets. OMG it make like so easy and no messy glue going in places you don't what it to go.  I layered the framelit cut out onto the beautiful Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.

Hometown Greeting Edgelits Meets The Bridge Card

Inspired by Amanda Bates
So you have probably seen all over Pinterest the "Bridge" card. Well here is my take on the technique.  It is not difficult, just a wee bit time consuming which is why I will leave this card to teach in my monthly technique club. My version has 3 levels to give it added depth. Featured in this card are the Hometown Greeting Edgelits, Hearts Come Home SS and Snowflake Sentiment SS.

Glittery Swirly Snowflake

Here is another design I created for this months Christmas Card Club.  The greeting is from the new Snowflake Sentiments and the border was done using Swirly Snowflakes thinlit dies. The card was finished with some rhinestones and the silver edge satin ribbon - gorgeous!

Winter Wonder Embossing Folder

This weekend marked the start of my 2017 Christmas Card Club.
I love making Christmas cards. One of the designs (see 2nd post down) uses the Winter Wonder TIEF. The folder needed to be centered on the cardstock. Well little mistakes happen the cardstock didn't get centered. So we sat it aside and started on a new piece. Not wanting it to go to waste, I decided to create a new design using this piece.   I love that I could use it and create a beautiful Christmas card. The greeting was embossed in silver and the center is silver glimmer paper.

Hostess Only! Earn The Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE!

As a hostess during the months of September 2017 & October 2017 you can earn this adorable stamp set for free with a qualifying party.
Be sure to check out the video with all the details and contact me (leave a comment below) to schedule and  host your holiday event! 

Winter Wonder Textured Impression Embossing Folder

Simple yet elegant. The new textured impression embossing folder ~ Winter Wonder~ is simply gorgeous & paired with some silver glimmer paper and the Seasonal Layer (snowflake) framelits add beauty and elegance to this card. Don't forget the silver trimmed satin ribbon.
This will be one of the cards my Christmas Card Club ladies will make in Sept. Want to join? I have 2 openings for the Saturday classes. Get the details here.

Merry Musical Specialty Designer Paper Christmas Card

In the 2017 holiday catalog Stampin' Up! has included this great musical specialty DSP. 24 sheets (12 x 12) in all - half are white with black and the other half is black with white.  Not the most traditional Christmas colors but none-the-less gorgeous.

On my card I have used the new Winter Wonder embossing folder  - a beautiful large snowflake as well as the Seasonal Layers thinlits to create the small sparkly snowflakes.  A definite "must do" for my Christmas card club that starts in 3 weeks.