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!
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. 
If you are interested in becoming a TwINKle Belle, drop me, leave me a comment with you email and I will get back to you. Alternatively, message me on Facebook.

2018 On Stage Event - New Products Coming Soon!

Last weekend I spent the day in London Ont. at an On Stage 2018 event.  I really enjoy attending these events. There were about 500 demonstrators in attendance in London. There were simultaneous events held in several other parts of the world!  One of the benefits of attending the April event is that attendees are privileged with an advanced copy of the 2018 - 2019 catalog along with prizes and fabulous ideas. One of the stamp sets that we all received was this adorable set called Animal Outings. I think I will be playing a lot with this set!
I created a mirror image of the giraffe by stamping the giraffe onto my craft & rubber mat and then laying the cardstock onto to transfer the ink. Although there is a coordinating set of framelits, I am not able to purchase them until the demo preorder begins on May 1st so I cut them out by hand. You too can get this set an more if you join my TwINKle Belles team.  
I have used the Stampin' Up! Blends to color the giraffe and check out the fancy laser-cut paper leaves!  Check back this week for additional samples.

Quick and Easy Delightful Daisy Birthday Card

I spent an amazing couple of days in London Ontario at the On Stage event. Lots of changes coming with the new catalog including (of course) retiring products. Many of the items on this card will be retiring - sniff sniff
Card details:
This card has been created using Wild Wasabi (retiring) as the card base. I ran it through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves embossing folder.
The side border was created with the Decorative Ribbon border punch and Pool Party cardstock. 
I added a layer of my favorite DSP (Delightful Daisy - retiring) and stamped the Stylized Birthday (retiring) in Night of Navy.
This card is quick and easy.

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