Strong and Beautiful Mother’s Day Card

Mother’s Day is approaching ( in just under a month’s time). So today I pulled out a favourite retiring stamp set (Strong and Beautiful) and paired it with a soon to be released new floral set (Colour and Contour). The layout of this card was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #362.

Some of the finer details that you may not be able to see in this photo are the Dainty Diamonds embossing on the Basic Black cardstock , the coating of Wink of Stella and the fact that the flower was stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. If you want all the details check out the video below.

Product List

In addition to these products I used some not yet released items ( Polished Pink Ink, Soft Succulent Ink, Colour and Contour Bundle and 2021-2023 In Colour Gems). You can grab these items on May 4th or contact me today to join my team and add these items to your Starter Kit now.

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West Coast Creators Blog Hop – April 2021

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another West Coast Creators Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring retiring items!!  The product we are using will only be available until May 3rd. Hop around see all the amazing cards created by our team members!  Leave a little love (do a bit of shopping if you see something you love) and then come back to see us again on the 14th next month!

Live in Canada, don’t have a demonstrator? Contact me to get a catalogue or find out why right now is the best time to join our team.

My card is inspired by Tammy Wilson ( Stampin’ Up! Artisan) and is a mash up of 3 retiring sets.


I created this card for my friend’s daughter who graduates from high school this year. I used a fun watercolour technique to create the colour strip and I embossed the images and sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. To see how I created the rainbow background check out my facebook live: https://fb.watch/4S98yKT4ZU/.Can you also spy the new product in this card?

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Sweet Silhouette

These beautiful (soon to be retiring) silhouette stamps and dies create quick and stunning cards.

The first card I created for the Spot Sketch Challenge #157. If you would like to see how I created the coloured background on the left check out my video below. I think this card could make a fabulous grad card or celebration of most life changes.

I then used some other pieces from this great bundle and some spare watercolour pieces ( because I never paint just one paper at a time!) to create a variation of this card.

The Sweet Silhouette dies and Silhouette Scenes stamp set will no longer be available after May 3rd. So if you love these grab them now! You can use the host code: BWWEEQGM, any order over $60 using this code will receive a little something special from me as a thank you.

Product List

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Dino Days

I don’t have small kids anymore and yet I STILL love creating with dinosaurs. Luckily I have friends and family with littles who appreciate these cards. The dino card I created today was inspired by a sketch challenge #mojosketch557

I also used a ton of soon to retiring product. Like the real dinosaurs, the Dino Days stamp set, the Denim ribbon and the DSP will all be extinct soon. Check out my full product list below and grab your items before they are gone! Or head straight to my shop to choose from the full retiring list.

Product List

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Wildly Happy Baby Card

I LOVE having a reason to create and when I created this card I actually had 3 reasons to make it!

Most importantly – my cousin and his wife just welcomed their first child into the world – Welcome Harriet Batchelor!

Secondly I wanted to participate in two different challenges. The Global Design Project (#GDP286) and the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge (#HSSIC361).

My third reason to create this card was to highlight some of our soon to be retiring products from Stampin Up! I don’t want to miss out on a minute of playing with some of my favourite supplies. I also don’t want you to miss out on grabbing these while you still can! See below for a full list of supplies used ( and click the links to purchase – some even have sale pricing right now!)

For all the details on how I created this card check out my video below or pop over to my Facebook page. Will you are there, make sure to follow or subscribe to my page so you get notified every Tuesday when I post a new project.

Product List
Paper Snips
[103579]
$13.50

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Geared Up Garage – CASE

I needed an awesome masculine card for one of my uncles – so I cased this great card designed by Julie Kettlewell (juliesjapes.blogspot.com) from the UK. I changed up the colours a bit because any chance to use Pretty Peacock I can’t pass up.

Many of the products used to create this card are retiring soon. Check out the whole last chance section at my Stampin’ Up! shop.

Product List

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Last Chance Product Sales

Stampin’ Up! released the retiring list today. Grab these while they are still available. Here are the retiring stamp sets.

Retiring Stamp Set List

Stamp sets aren’t the only things retiring! Many of our ribbons, embellishments and of course our 2019-2021 In Colours are retiring. Check them out – then grab the ones you love asap!

Embellishments, Ribbons, Ink, Paper, Tools and More…
Dino Dies
[149636]
$48.00

If you see something that you want to order, don’t delay. When they are gone, they are gone!

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Playful Alphabet Birthday Fishes Card

I love creating with these Playful Alphabet Dies. The ability to create my own sentiments (especially puns) makes me smile. Using the Adhesive Sheets on the back make creating with the letters so easy as well.

The little fish were created using the walking egg die from the out of catalogue Chick Dies set. I am so excited to be able to create this since my oldest (almost 16!) STILL loves his Goldfish Crackers.

To see exactly how I created this, check out my video on You Tube. Make sure to subscribe while you are there.

In the video I mentioned an upcoming FREE workshop on April 10th. You can join my Online Workshop page for monthly FREE workshops. https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlineStampinWorkshopWithLeah

If you liuve in Canada and want to stamp along with me, use host code: GPBVSSRC to order the Hello Dear Friend kit and I’ll send you a bonus make’n’take pack for free. SHOP HERE:https://www.stampinup.ca?demoid=2189587

Here is a full supplies list for the card I made today. Some of these items are on the retiring list – so act fast!

Product List
Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Whale Of A Time 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Adhesive Sheets
$13.50
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Playful Alphabet Dies
$46.00
Pretty Perennials Photopolymer Stamp Set
$24.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Paper Snips
$13.50
Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Chick Dies
$44.00
2019-2021 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
$20.00
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
$4.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$44.00
Seaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon
$11.00
Stampin' Seal+
$16.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$9.50

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DAY 7 – STAMPIN THE RAINBOW – GREETING CARD GIFT BOX

Today’s project is the grand finale featuring GOLD! The stamp set I am using is a favourite – Pretty Perennials. I’ve paired it with Golden Garden Designer Series Acetate and Fine Art Ribbon to create a Greeting Card Gift Box.

Here are the measurements for all the parts of the box.

Gift Box

Crumb Cake cardstock

  • 7 ⅛” x 11”
    • score at 4 ¾” from each end(11” at the top)
    • score at ½” and 1 ⅛” (8 ½” at the top)
Cut out the center and miter the ends.

  • 3” x 7” (X2)
    • score at ⅜”, 1 ⅛”, flip and repeat (7” at the top)
    • score at 2 ½” (3″ at the top)
Trim and miter each pocket as seen in this photo.

Put Tear and Tape on the edges as seen in this photo. Then adhere the pockets. See video for visual.

Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper

  • 5 ¾” x 10 ⅞”
    • Score at 4 ⅝” and then line that up with the crease on the box base and hand fold the next line.  
  • 4 ½” X 2 ¼” (x2) for inside pockets  

3/8” Fine Art Ribbon – 30”

Box Cover

• Crumb Cake – 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

• Whisper White

  • 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Stitched So Sweetly label
  • Scrap for sentiment

• Golden Garden Designer Series Acetate

  • 3 ¾” x 5”

Small Blooms Punch in Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral

Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

 To see exactly how I created this card – check out my You Tube video. While you are there make sure to subscribe to my channel.

7 DAY ORDERING SPECIAL and it’s an awesome one! 
Receive a Classic Stampin’ Pad (in the colour of your choice) for FREE with your minimum of a 60.00 order placed with me! (This special is available only in Canada and ends March 20th)


Browse product below or use this link to order from me:
http://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=9UR222TR

*You can add the ink pad to your order (must be in addition to the $60 minimum) and I will reimburse you vie EFT or email me your preferred colour and I will mail/deliver selected ink pad beginning March 29th.

Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
So Saffron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate
$12.25
Fine Art Floral 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
3/8" (1 Cm) Fine Art Ribbon
$10.25
Pretty Perennials Photopolymer Stamp Set
$24.00
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Small Bloom Punch
$18.00
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$44.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$9.50
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

A reminder as well that a new catalogue is coming out in May. To receive a copy from me please fill in this survey BEFORE March 30th.: https://us17.list-manage.com/survey?u=c284dc6f0ab3d2f7103b8d704&id=a21a15a881&attribution=false

Today is the last day of this Stampin’ The Rainbow Extravaganza! Your last chance to get a free ink pad and as an extra bonus today– any orders placed using my host code 9UR222TR (even people who ordered earlier in the week using this host code) will be entered in a draw to win a set of the cards I created this week and the special gift box. Grab those catalogues and start shopping or view the online catalogues here: https://www.stampinup.ca/catalogs/digital-catalogues?dbwsdemoid=2189587

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DAY 6 – STAMPIN THE RAINBOW

I have been live every day this week (Mar 14 – 20) at 10am(ish) to stamp with you. Each day I will be featuring a different colour and one great ordering special (see below). Today’s card is featuring purples – Blackberry Bliss, Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. I couldn’t pick just one! The stamp set I am using is called Sweet ice Cream. This card was designed using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS477)

The background of this card is a beautiful Purple Posy brick wall. Purple Posy is one of this year’s retiring In-Colours. Grab your favourite cardstocks, ink refills and embellishments before they are gone. Rococo Rose cardstock has already sold out. Click the image below to SHOP all the retiring in -colour products.

7 DAY ORDERING SPECIAL and it’s an awesome one! 
Receive a Classic Stampin’ Pad (in the colour of your choice) for FREE with your minimum of a 60.00 order placed with me! (This special is available only in Canada and ends March 20th)


Use this link to order from me:
http://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=9UR222TR

*You can add the ink pad to your order (must be in addition to the $60 minimum) and I will reimburse you vie EFT or email me your preferred colour and I will mail/deliver selected ink pad beginning March 29th.

 To see exactly how I created this card – check out my You Tube video. While you are there make sure to subscribe to my channel.

Tomorrow is the LAST day of my Stampin’ The Rainbow Extravaganza. Please join me as we reach the pot of Gold. I will be designing a cool card holder in which to place all of the cards I’ve made this week. Catch me live on Facebook at 10am PST. https://www.facebook.com/theStampinPad

Product List
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Purple Posy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$44.00
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set
$23.00
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pastel Pearls
$8.75
Paper Snips
$13.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

A reminder as well that a new catalogue is coming out in May. To receive a copy from me please fill in this survey BEFORE March 30th.: https://us17.list-manage.com/survey?u=c284dc6f0ab3d2f7103b8d704&id=a21a15a881&attribution=false

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