Introducing Everything Is Rosy

This past weekend I had the honor of presenting this awesome product medley at On Stage in Quebec City. 

Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!,  In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, they have been designed  to provide you with endless creative possibilities. Check out this video.

I love everything about this kit and so will you!

Card Folio Class
For my customers that provide me with their order & payment 
BY MAY 3RD for this product medley 
you will be invited to a FREE card folio class where you will make this. 

Contact me as soon as possible as this kit is while supplies last!

"Kit To Go Option"
You will receive  step by step instructions for the card folio and the 4 cards as seen above (instructions will include a picture of each card & the folio). 
This "Kit To GO" will also include the following:
  • 1 roll of rose metallic thread.
  • 1 sheet of rose glimmer paper.
  • 1 clear Wink of Stella.
Payment via EFT only
Option 1: $30 - pick up from my home. 
Option 2: $40 - product shipped directly to your home.
Once I have your payment, I will forward the PDF file by email. Once your items above arrive I will make arrangements to get them to you (unless you have chosen option #2). 
This offer is valid to Canadian residents only

Country Floral Embossing Folder

The Country Floral Embossing Folder is so versatile. You can simply emboss it with your die cutting machine you can add color to the embossing folder (check out my group Facebook page for more samples using this folder- if you aren't a member just click the link and I will approve you) and you can sponge color to the embossed images like I have done on this card.
This card also features rose glimmer paper, vellum cardstock, rose metallic thread, Botanical Butterfly DSP (SAB) and the Gingham Gala Organdy ribbon (SAB - no longer available).  I finished the card with a white embossed greeting on black cardstock. 

Happy Tails Card Class - Sunday March 24th

Happy Tails Class
Attention all puppy lovers - here's a class for you!
The Happy Tails stamp set and coordinating Dog Builder punch provide the perfect tools for you to create "pawesome" projects!
At this class you will make 3 "woof-derful" cards.

RSVP & class fee is required by Feb 28th to reserve your spot.

Option 1

The class includes the stamp set, punch and 2 Stampin' Blends  markers as well as all the supplies for the projects and envelops.
Cost: $ 65

Option 2
Already have the stamp and punch?  No problem! Join the class and bring your own set.
This option will include 2 Stampin' Blends markers as well as all the supplies for the projects and envelops. 

Cost: $29

Date:   Sunday March 24th
Time:    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

RSVP and class fee required by Feb. 28th to reserve your spot. 

Birthday Cheer with Detailed Birthday Edgelits

What a fun bundle! The Birthday Cheer stamp set and co-ordinating edgelits are easy to work with and apply different techniques.
On this  card I am showing 2 techniques.
The first technique is the greeting. I have created this color palette using 4 inks and the Stamparatus! As I layer the inks onto the stamp they begin to blend together creating alternate colors!  Love how this turned out. I started with Granny Apple Green and then Bermuda Bay, followed by Blueberry Bushel and finally Gorgeous Grape.
The Stamparatus makes this technique super easy and it allows you to create any color spectrum you want!.
The 2nd technique is the banner of presents. Difficult to see in the photo but I have cut out the black layer with the Detailed Birthday Edglits and have embossed the white layer using the same edgelits and the Embossing Mats! When you lay the black layer over the white the sections in the presents pop through the black layer!  Such a great effect. 
The finishing touch to my card are the Enamel Glitter dots!  Love the color choices.
You too can make this adorable card! All the product can be purchased via my online store.

Join my Facebook Group and you will receive the FREE tutorial for this card!

Painted Seasons - New SAB Product

WOW! I am loving the new SAB freebie that just came out on the 15th of Feb. Painted Seasons is GORGEOUS!!!  It is a "distinctive" stamp which means that you get a ton of depth to the image by only stamping ONCE!!!!  
The trick to a beautiful image is to ensure that you lightly (and I mean LIGHTLY) tap the stamp to the ink pad multiple times and then stamp in on the card stock.

The additional SAB offering runs to the end of March. AND!!!! Starting on March 1st (and only until March 31st) you can purchase the co-ordinating framelits for this stamp set!!!  
In fact there are a bunch of new framelits - some of which co-ordinate with other SAB stamps sets (such as Hoppy for You!) that you will definitely want to get your hands on!  
Check out the SAB co-ordination framelits, new stamp set & punch. 

Interested in learning how to make cards like this?  Join a Stamper's Tech club. I will be accepting new members in March. Be sure to get in on the excitment!

Waterfront Retirement Card

Sadly my boss is retiring at the end of the month, so I thought I would make a special card for him.  This is a full size card and what I mean by that is I have taken an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Very Vanilla and folded it in half to make the card 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".  A card this size leaves plenty of room for all of his colleagues to sign the card.
Since he is an outdoorsy guy, I thought the Waterfront stamp set would be a fitting choice. I am super happy with how the card turned out - I truly looks like a painting.
Want to see the details on how I made this card? Hop on over to my For The Love Of Stamping Facebook group page.

Be Mine Valentines Day Pop Up Card

I just can’t help myself. I love intricate, detailed oriented cards. Over the 13 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I have shared my passion with my customers and this months technique club learnt how to make this card (inspired by Satomi Wellard). It features the Be Mine and Meant To Be stamps and framelits from the Occasion catalog. 
Be sure to join my Facebook group page for more info on this card. All you have to do is go to Facebook and search -  For The Love Of Stamping Group page. Then request to become a member.

Dog Lovers Be Warned! You Are Going to Want This Punch!

Wow!  How adorable is this dog punch? I am so happy that Stampin' Up! introduced this punch in the 2019 Occasion Catalog.  In this sample, I simply punched out the image from Basic Black cardstock but I could have stamped an image using the coordinating Happy Tails stamp set. I love how this card turned out. The only colored image is the small butterfly which was punched out from the Botanical Butterfly DSP (which is FREE with a $60 net order until the end of March) using the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch.  There is nothing better than a coordinating punch!  Don't you agree????

This card will be one of the cards in my March Occasion Card Club.  
Spaces are available so join the OCC!

Home To Roost

A few weeks ago I held an Inspiration Stamp Camp Extravaganza to showcase all the new and awesome products in the Occasion and Sale-a-Bration catalogs.  20 amazing stampers attended and each made 15 DIFFERENT cards. The event was a HUGE success and has encouraged me to run another inspiration day when the 2019/2020 catalog comes out in June.  You won't want to miss this event!
The sample shown here is is one of the cards the attendees made. It features the Home to Roost SAB stamp set (FREE with a $60 order) and the Stampin' Blends alcohol based markers. To create the effect of the rooster in front of the wheat, we masked off the rooster image and stamped the wheat right over top.  Masking off an image requires a wee bit of fussy cutting (the rooster), laying it over top of your stamped image and then "over-stamping" another image.  I really like how this card turned out and I hope you do as well.

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!