Let's Make A Difference - Up Coming Class To Support Mental Health Organizations

When I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it for 2 reasons:
1. For every sale of this stamp set - Natures' Beauty - Stampin' Up! will donate $4 towards Mental Health organizations.
2. The set is stunning!

With that said, I will be holding a class featuring this stamp set to help support the Stampin' Up! efforts to support mental health organizations.
This class will include the stamp set and 4 beautiful cards with envelops. 
These cards will featuring different techniques: coloring, embossing, sponging and brayering.


Class date:  Saturday Sept 21st, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $45 (includes the stamp set)
Registration closes Sept. 9th, 2019 

Leave me a comment below to register.

Registration fee is required to reserve your spot as I will need to purchase you stamp set in advance of the class.

Be apart of helping to make a difference! 
Every $4 counts!
Register for this class today!

Brightly Gleaming Suite

The holiday catalog is coming!  Ooolala! Just wait until you see what's in store in this catalog. 

Here is one of my favorite suites - Brightly Gleaming. This suite is stunning! The primary colors are copper and various shades of blue. I loved everything in the suite so much that I ordered it all!  And Stampin' Up! has made it so easy for us now by providing one order number for everything!!!  
So, do you want to know what the suite contains? Check it out!

  • Christmas Gleaming stamp set
  • Gleaming Ornaments punch pack - there are 2 punches!
  • A new embossing folder - Hammered Metal
  • Stunning 12 x 12 DSP - Brightly Gleaming
  • Classic weave ribbon that has "Merry Christmas" printed on it - wait until you see the card I made for a swap I am participating in - sorry you will have to wait about a week before I reveal the card - I am such a tease - lol
  • Adhesive backed faceted stars
  • Copper foil elements
So much potential with this suite. For sure this will be featured in my Christmas Card Club.
Hard to believe that I am planning Christmas cards already. But with my Christmas Card Club starting in less than 3 weeks I need to get ready.
Interested in participating the Christmas Card club? Check out all the details. Registration is open!

Stamping Dreams August Blog Hop - Holiday Catalog Sneak Peaks

Welcome to the Stamping Dreams Aug. 2019 blog hop. You are currently visiting For the Love of Stamping (Tracie St-Louis) from Ottawa, Ontario Canada! 

Our theme this month is Holiday Catalog Sneak Peaks! You are going to love this catalog - so many amazing and wonderful items. I love that as a demonstrator I get to pre-purchase items from the new catalog a month prior to its release to the public!  New stamps, new dies, new DSP and new accessories - LOVE IT!  If you live in the Ottawa area and would like a copy of the holiday catalog, leave me a comment and let me know how I can reach you so I can send you one.

So here is what I have created for you. It features the following new items from the holiday catalog:
  • Christmas Gleaming stamp set & coordinating ornament punches
  • Christmas Layers Dies
  • Holiday Rhinestone basic jewels
  • Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP
  • Classic Weave Ribbon (Merry Christmas)
To make this card you will also need:
  • Night of Navy, Pretty Peacock, Shimmery White & Very Vanilla card stock
  • Copper foil paper, Copper embossing powder  
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Rectangle Stitched Dies
  • Versamark, Pretty Peacock & Mossy Meadow ink
  • Heat tool
  • Die cutting machine
To make my card, start with a navy card base and layer Pretty Peacock on top (I have stamped the holly from Christmas Gleaming in Pretty Peacock ink first).
  • Cut a stitched rectangle from vanilla card stock 
  • Stamp the greeting in Versamark and emboss with copper embossing powder --> adhere with dimensionals to card base.
  • Stamp 2 Mossy Meadow holly branches on shimmery white card stock and blend with a clear Wink of Stella - fussy cut both. Color the berries with the Wink of Stella and Pretty Peacock ink
  • Die cut the branch from the Christmas Layers Dies in copper foil paper --> adhere to top of rectangle
  • Punch 2 ornaments from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP with the the longer style ornament using the Gleaming Ornaments punch pack.
  • Adhere 1 ornament directly to the vanilla rectangle
  • Adhere the other with dimensionals to the vanilla rectangle - overlapping the bottom ornament
  • Adhere a holly branch with berries to the top of each ornament
  • Place a light blue rhinestone from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the dot above the "j" in the greeting.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my card. Now hop on over to the next Stampin' Dreams blog hop post by Pia Gerhardt.

Ride With Me
Christmas Card

I love participating in card swaps with other demonstrators. This allows me to receive samples of stamp sets that I have not purchased. Recently I received this card from Lesley Proper. 
She used the Ride With Me stamp set to create this adorable card? 

Dandelion Wishes - August 2019 Kre8tors Blog Hop
Color Challenge

Welcome to the Kre8tors August Blog Hop! Our theme this month is "Color Challenge Farms." We have been asked to choose at least 3 colors from this gorgeous color palette. 

These are some of my favorite go to colors - Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Petal Pink and Highland Heather.

I decided to use Early Espresso (base) with a layer of Petal Pink and an accent of Sahara Sand.

My card for this blog hop features the Dandelion Wishes stamp set. I was inspired by a card made by Lyssa Zowlanek.

I have stamped the dandelions & greeting in Memento ink on Whisper White card stock and then ran it through the die cutting machine with a new embossing folder - Brick and Mortar. This is one of my favorite embossing folders. I love how more realistic it is than the previous one Stampin' Up! had.   I layered this onto Petal Pink card stock and then onto the Early Espresso base layer.  I have cut 2 scallop square frames, one in Petal Pink and the other in Sahara Sand to frame the dandelions. To complete the card, I tied a bow using the Organdy Striped Ribbon
I hope you have been inspired with these colors!
Now click the next button for more inspiration by Janey Backer.

Sailing Home

This stamp set, Sailing Home, is a great masculine stamp set. This is the last card I got to make at Cindy's the other night.  Love the colors and the layers that this card has.
The card base is Night of Navy with a Sahara Sand and Whisper White layer. The lighthouse, ships wheel, greeting and the ropes are all dies that come in the Smooth Sailing dies and you can get the stamp set and dies as a bundle (which saves you 10%)! 
The card is finished with the anchor from the Sail Away Trinkets which has been tied with a piece of  navy/sahara bakers twine.

Free As A Bird

Today's post features the Free As A Bird stamp set and the Birch background stamp. This is the second card that I made at Cindy's the other night. How gorgeous is this design? All the pieces had been pre-cut for us so all we had to do is color and assemble. 
We each colored our birds differently. I used Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Stampin' Blends. I love how these colors "pop" off the page.
The card base is crumb cake. We stamped the Birch background onto a piece of Whisper White (using Crumb Cake) and layered it behind the Stitched Rectangle frame. Next I stamped the greeting onto Whisper White (which had been pre-die cut using the Nested Labels Dies - you can purchase the dies and the Free As A Bird stamp set as a bundle and save 10%!).  
Such a pretty card - don't you think?

Play Time - Not Prep Time

It is so nice to get an invitation to just go and make a couple of cards. I seldom take the time as I am always prepping for classes (so it feels). The other night my friend/On stage travel buddy/downline had a few extra kits leftover from her open house and invited me and a few other over to just play. It was so relaxing and therapeutic!
Having everything prepared so that all we had to do was assemble was awesome and I now get it when my customers say this to me. Thank you Cindy for reminding me how much I love making cards! This is one of the designs she created for us.  I love the layout and color combination! This card uses the Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating medium sized daisy punch. This card is gorgeous and has found a prime spot on my display board!
I will post another card tomorrow that I got to make. There were 3 and they are all stunning! Thanks again Cindy.

Daisy Lane
Double Point Card

This was a really easy card to make. It is called a "double point card". I saw a similar card posted by Michelle Last and had to make one. Summer is a busy month for birthdays and I know I will be sending this one out in the next couple of days.

To make this card you will need:

All the supplies can be purchased from my online store.
Like the card? Leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you!


Pressed Petals DSP - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop! I am excited to show you what I have come up with for this months theme - Favorite DSP.  OMG there are so many to choose from!  How do I choose just one? 

So here is what I decided on.  I love the new Pressed Petal Specialty DSP. It has become one of my favorites!  The colors are absolutely gorgeous and the details in the design of each sheet is stunning. Each sheet has so much texture and detail. It makes crafting with it a breeze!. 
I have chosen to use this piece with the pink/plum colored flowers from the package as it coordinates beautifully with one of my favorite colors - Blackberry Bliss, but look at all the gorgeous options!

To make my card you will need the following new 2019 - 2020 products: 
  • Pressed Petals Specialty DSP - (cut at 2" x 5 1/2")
  • Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape (5 petals for the flower)
  • Detailed Band dies (I used Petal Pink cardstock to die cut the shape)
  • Band Together stamp set (the large flower) 

  1. First of all, stamp the large flower in Blackberry Bliss ink and stamp several flowers on the right side of the card base. 
  2. Then layer the strip of DSP to the left side of the card (this is a tent fold card - fold is at the top of the card and not the side).
  3. Then die cut the center band from Petal Pink card stock. 
  4. Stamp the greeting in Versamark and emboss with gold embossing powder. Die cut with the oval shape (comes with the Detailed Bands dies) and adhere to the center of the Petal Pink band. 
  5. Stamp and die cut the top right leaf and die cut the other leaf - both using Mossy Meadow card stock / ink. Adhere behind the band.
  6. Adhere the band to the center of the card. 

To make the flower is super easy. Each petal on the roll comes off individually.  All I did was punch a 1/2" circle for the base and stuck the "point" of each petal to the middle of the circle. Then I punched a 1/2" glimmer gold circle and adhered it with a glue dot to the center of the flower. The flower was then adhered to the card with a dimensional.
Here is a snapshot of the Pressed Petal Washi Tape. There are 2 different rolls that are sold together.  

 Hope you enjoy my card! Now hop on over to the next blog to see the beautiful creations! Happy hopping!  

We’ll Walrus Be Friends
Birthday Card

Loving this adorable stamp set - We'll Walrus Be Friends! I particularly love the way this card turned out. I brayered three different colors of blue (Balmy Blue, Seaside Spray & Pacific Point) on to whisper white card stock and stamped the little fishies into the water.  I then used my clear wink of Stella to cover the surface of the fish to make them sparkle.  Both walruses are stamped in Memento and colored with Stampin' Blends (Light & dark Smoky Slate). And for an added touch I added the wink of Stella to the walruses. I hope you enjoy my card. Receive a video tutorial for this card when you place a min. $50 net online order from me!

July 27th Birthday Card Class

Let's get crafty!  We are half way through the year and there are still plenty of Birthday's left. Need some cards? 
Well, on July 27th @ 1pm, I am holding a Birthday card class. You will make 5 different cards at this class.
Bring a friend that I have never stamped with and you and your friend will get to choose 5 cards from my card stash.
RSVP & class fee is required by July 23rd.
Cost is $25

Registration Open For My Annual Christmas Card Club

It's hard to believe that I am already thinking about Christmas! 
I am pleased to announce that registration to my Christmas Card Club (CCC) is now open. Each month we will make 9 awesome multi-layered cards (3 designs, 3 of each). Check out the details on this club and be sure to take advantage of the early bird registration deal I am offering. Here is the link: Christmas Card Club 

Interactive We'll Walrus Be Friends
Spinning School of Fish

My second interactive card of the day - this time I have created a spinning school of fish around the walrus.
The stamp set used is We'll Walrus Be Friends - new in the 2019 - 2020 annual catalog. 
I know my stamping customers will enjoy this card. It was a bit tricky to make but all in all I love how it turned out.
Here is the still photo.
Products used on this card:

  • We'll Walrus Be Friends
  • High Seas E.F
  • Classic Label punch
  • Seaside Spray & Whisper White c/s
  • Stampin' Blends
  • Wink of Stella
  • Gingham Gala Sequins

We'll Walrus Be Friends
Pendulum Card

I have been seeing various renditions of the "Pendulum" technique and when I saw the adorable stamp set, We'll Walrus Be Friends, I immediately got the idea for this walrus on the iceburg.

Products used on the card:

  • White, Black, Balmy Blue & Pacific Point c/s
  • High Seas 3D embossing folder.
  • Stampin' Blends markers - Smoky Slate, Seaside Spray, Calypso Coral
  • Wink of Stella

This technique is definitely for the avid stamper!