Hello Fabulous!

Created a quick custom card today for a friend. The request was for a stack of girlfriend cards. I had a few older designs with cocktails and shoes etc… however, I was one card short – so off to my stamping table I happily went.

I never know where to start, so I chose a stamp set and then set off to find a challenge or some other inspiration. Here’s what I found:

I may need to make a few more of these – I LOVE the pink and gold – and I know a few fabulous gals I should be saying hello to.

Until June 30th only – when you buy more than $60CAD from me using the host code: U6M2HDBU I will mail you a pack of Genial Gems as a thank you gift.

Product List
Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Sweet Strawberry – 1 card 3 ways

The Sweet Strawberry Bundle is one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! products right now. They just screamed summer to me.

Today I wanted to show how one fabulous bundle can meet the needs of beginning stampers all the way up to avid stampers.

The first card uses just the Sweet Strawberry bundle, 4 inks and Basic White cardstock. The water painters were used to create a fun splatter but the same effect can be created using any wet paintbrush.

The second card adds in some different cardstock colours and some DSP.

Finally I added in some 3D embossing, die cut labels, heat embossing, cardstock layers, new kinds of adhesives and embellishments.

Which one is more your stamping style?

To see all the details of these cards you can watch the video below or check out the full supplies list below.

Supplies List
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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Sweet Strawberry in a Farmhouse Chic Style

Summer is here!! The crazy heat here in BC (over 41C) meant no school today (the last day of school for my own class and my younger kids). It was too hot to even go outside and swim – so of course I went to the basement to stamp 🙂

This card was inspired by the delicious strawberries growing in my yard and by these two challenges:

I love creating cards with lots of layers, textures and colours. This one is no different. I used blending brushes, an embossing folder, water painter, DSP, punches and embellishments. A full list of supplies is below. Basically though, the white layer was lightly coloured using Highland Heather with a blending brush and then embossed with Brick and Mortar. I should have splattered it all with Gorgeous Grape ink at this point ( but I forgot so had to do it at the end and cover up the strawberries with scrap paper so they wouldn’t get splattered). The strawberries were inked with Poppy Parade (full strength for the outline and 2nd generation for the inside). The stems are Granny Apple Green full strength for outline and inside. They were attached with Dimensionals.

Product List
Linen Thread
$6.75
Genial Gems
$11.00

Check out all of my social media this week to see many more strawberry cards, don’t forget to follow me so you don’t miss any posts. I am a Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demo – if you live in Canada and would like to know more about Stampin Up! or to order the products you see me using please contact me. I LOVE to share my stamping hobby.

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Daisy Garden Peek-a-boo window card

The hot weather is here and summer vacation is about to begin. I love this time of year since everything starts to feel a bit more relaxed. I can even usually find a few minutes in the morning to get into my garden before going to work. This is the first year ever I have actually grown daisies in my garden. I LOVE them!! A beautiful pop of white amongst what is mostly green at this time of year.

Today’s card was inspired by my garden and the two challenges below. Click the images if you want to see the full challenge.

Here is the card I created. To see a full video with all the details of how I made it scroll down.

Using a mix of colouring tools (Stampin’ Blends, water painter, blender pens) allows me to create exactly the look I want. Plus this card is simple enough that can make a bunch of them to quickly send out to customers and my stampin’ team. What other colour scheme can you imagine these flowers in?

Below is the complete list of supplies – start adding to or building your wishlist. Then contact me so you can place an order on June 24th and get FREE Shipping!

Product List
Stamparatus
$67.00
Blender Pens
$16.25
Paper Snips
$13.50

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What’s Cooking? – spoon full of love

All week ( well, whenever I can sneek into my craft room between writing report cards and helping the kids with year end projects) I am playing with the What’s Cooking bundle by Stampin’ Up! The stamps are great because they essentially colour themselves – so it’s quick, gorgeous stamping.

Today I got a bit into using the dies as well. It made it a snap to create this card using a sketch challenge from TGIF (TGIFC320)

I love that the dies cut and emboss on the cutting board. So much texture to add interest to the card. I also love that I can create kitchen utensils of ANY colour. The soon to be retired (and currently on sale) Resin Heart embellishments were perfect for this card and sentiment!

If you don’t have this set yet you should definitely grab it! Below is a full list of supplies and if you live in Canada and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I’d love to help you get these supplies. Click the links below to get in touch!

Product List
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
What's Cookin' Bundle
$62.00
Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50
Linen Thread
$6.75
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$8.25
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Resin Hearts Embellishments
$9.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$163.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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What’s Cooking? handmade Card

When I saw this stamp set I immediately thought of about 10 friends who cook well, sell Epicure and Pampered Chef and who just like good food. The imagery of this stamp set makes it so easy to use, the shading/colouring is already done for you. My kind of stamping – maximum artistry for minimal effort.

The actual design of this card was inspired by two challenges:

I LOVE challenges because sometimes they give inspiration and sometimes they create a puzzle to solve. Either way it gets the brain working 🙂

The only embellishment on this card are a few well placed ribbons. If you’ve seen me stamp before, I’m not a fan of loose ribbons or bows. This card is no exception. I used the twine to keep the ribbon secured in it’s loop and then I tied a bow in the twine. The whole thing is secured to the card by a mini glue dot and the label itself holding the bundle in place. To see exactly what I did – check out the video below.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$12.00
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
What's Cookin' Cling Stamp Set
$30.00
Label Me Fancy Punch
$24.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Versamark Pad
$13.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$8.25
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$41.00
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$9.50
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$15.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Basic White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

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Pattern Party Double Easel Card

When it comes to fun folds I prefer a card that looks great both open and closed. This Double Easel does the trick.

To create this card, I used a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock (4-1/4″ X 11″, scored at 5-1/2″) and then I glued a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock (4″ X 10-1/2″, scored at 5-1/4″ and 2-5/8″) to the front center of the Coastal Cabana cardstock. Everything else is just decoration 🙂 Have fun adding your own layers of DSP and embellishments. You can watch the video below to find out exact details on how I decorated this one.

If you’d like to get a pack of this Pattern Party DSP for yourself, there are two ways. Host your own party ( or buy over $200CAD for yourself), then you can use $24 of your host rewards to get it. Or JOIN my $1000 Pattern Party.

$1000 Pattern Party Details:

Just sign up no later than June 21st indicating that you’d like to participate – you’ll need an order of at least $100, and I’ll need 10 people to sign up. All 10 orders from the 10 participants will be put together to make up one $1000.00 order. All Hostess Benefits of the $1000 party will be dispersed between all 10 participants.
Turn in at least a $100 order no later than June 21st. Please email your order to me. DO NOT enter your order online, I must enter it in order for it to count towards this special. You can contact me with a credit card number for the order or send an etransfer to me.
Everyone who turns in at least a $100 order will get a PRIZE. All the Hostess Benefits that go with a $1000 party will be split between all of the participants. You read that correctly, everyone gets a prize! If you choose to take up 2 spots of the Party you’ll get two free product prizes!
PRIZES INCLUDE:
1 participant will get to choose $30 in FREE SU! items of their choice
2 participants will get to choose $20 in FREE SU! items of their choice
4 participants will get to choose $15 in FREE SU! items of their choice
3 participants will get to choose $10 in FREE SU! items of their choice
*In addition, all participants will receive a Party Puffin Project Tutorial PDF from me and an 1/8th of a pack of Pattern Party DSP (2 each of 12 designs – that’s 24 – 6X6 sheets)! (~ a $25 value)

Participants will be put in for a random drawing of the prizes.
** I will notify all participants of their prizes on June 22nd. I will need your prize orders by 5:00 p.m. on June 23rd, so make your wish list and plan ahead:)
SIGN UP to be one of the 10 Participants –RSVP by June 21st!!

Product List
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$24.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Flirty Flamingo 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Metallic Ribbon
$11.00
Scalloped Contours Dies
$48.00
Pretty Perennials Bundle
$61.00
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Matte Black Dots
$9.50
Matte Black Dots
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Paper Snips
$13.50
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$82.00
Whisper White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

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Mountain Air Card

This week I am focusing on the Mountain Air stamp set and the coordinating Majestic Mountains dies. I used blending brushes to create this sunset sky. You can see all the details in the video below.

Since this stamp set does not have any sentiments, you can pair it with anything you’ve got. I used Peaceful Moments. Father’s Day is coming, this would work well with sentiments from Best Year as well.

Product List
Linen Thread
$6.75

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