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 

Dates: Friday Nov 30th @ 7:30 pm
and Saturday Dec. 1st @ 1 pm (repeat class)

 Theme: Come dressed in Christmas attire!

Registration fee ($30) is due at time of sign up.
EFT
Cash/Cheque

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. 


Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Kaleidoscope Technique

Now that I have my kaleidoscope template I can't stop making cards.
I love how this simple template makes a perfectly uniform card!  There is NO WAY I could have ever done this without it and my Stamparatus!
Recipe:
C/S: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist.
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil, Lemon Lime Twist & Berry Burst

Kaleidoscope Stamping - Stamparatus & Pretty Kitty

I had fun today playing with my Stamparatus and the Kaleidoscope technique. 
I love how this card turned out.  After I created the template for the technique I inked up the kitties with Momento ink so I could use my Stampin' Blends to color the kitties.

The Impossible Card Technique

Here is a really fun fold card. The technique is called "The Impossible Card".  Such a cool looking card. The base is made of a 6"x 6" piece of cardstock.
With so many wonderful products retiring at the end of May I wanted to do a card that featured some of those products. This card features: Birthday Blossoms stamp set, Pansy punch, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky & Wild Wasabi ink & cardstock and (my favorite DSP) Delightful Daisy.  I love how this card turned out as did my technique stampers. 

Another Animal Outing Sample

I wanted to show you another adorable sample I made using the Animal Outings stamp set. 
The rhino was colored with the light smokey slate Stampin' Blends. Also used on this card is the Florish Thinlits and the Layered Leaves textured impression embossing folder - it pairs perfectly with this stamp set.

Team TwINKle Belles Get Together

   

I love getting together with my TwINKle Belles . Life has been so busy for me with my full time job that I haven't had time to spend with them. That will definitely have to change! We got together today to talk about the new catalog, share ideas and craft. Above are the cards that we made. The 1st one using 2 new 2018/19 stamp sets that will be available in June - Animal Outings and Birthday Backgrounds. The Belles got to use the Stamparatus today to make the panel on the left - such an amazing tool!. The 2nd card (cased from Mary Fish) uses Beautiful Bouquet - a lovely stamp set that is carrying over to the 2018-19 catalog and the 3rd card uses Florish Thinlits - also carrying over to the 2018-19 catalog.  I am looking forward to our next get together. 
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