April 2022 Online Workshop

Each month I host a FREE Online workshop on FB and You Tube. It is essentially a reverse card class. I show you the product and how to create the cards – then if you’d like to receive the make’n’take package and a printable PDF tutorial you simply place a $60+ order with me using my host code (https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=KCSNKGQ3) . This month I focused on the Butterfly Brilliance bundle. I created 4 cards using this wonderful bundle and a few retiring items. I also featured our new 2022-2024 In Colors!

Each month I also do a prize draw (for Canadians only – sorry). I will be choosing two names this month. One to win a free pack of embellishments from me and the other to win the 4 cards I created in the workshop.

Here are the 4 cards I created.

Orchid Oasis card base & baker’s twine
Sweet Sorbet butterfly & baker’s twine

The first two cards were inspired by two different sketch challenges.

Parakeet Party layer & baker’s twine
Starry Sky stripe & baker’s twine

Check out my video below to see how I created these cards.

If you enjoyed this video, please leave a comment below and share the video with fellow stampers. Thanks!

Here are the details about my upcoming classes and events. See the details and register by clicking the images below.

Here is a partial list of supplies I used (new product from the upcoming catalogue is not included on this list):


Versamark Pad
$13.00

I have another perk to ordering with me in the month of April – any order over $65cdn, I am also emailing out an amazing 35 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

Retiring items are available until May 2nd or while supplies last.

The Tasteful Labels dies, the Detailed Trio Punch and the Subtles 6X6 DSP are retiring at the end of the month. Grab them and check out the whole Last Chance List here.

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Colour Challenge Cactus Cuties Card

This is such a beautiful colour combo for the TGIF Challenge #354. The second I saw it I knew I needed to create with the Cactus Cuties stamp set ( there is a matching punch too- but I forgot to buy it when I ordered the stamps – ugh!). Anyways – check out my card and watch my social media all week for more Cactus Cutie cards. I even have a Cactus Cuties Card Class coming up – see the details below.

Here is what I created:

All of the supplies I used are listed below. You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.


Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

Right now there are so many perks to ordering. You get SAB rewards like the DSP that I used on this card (free items for every $60 or $120 cdn you spend), AND for any order over $65cdn I am also emailing out an amazing 34 card Tutorial Bundle. Just use the host code below.

You can even earn SAB items and get the tutorial when you place an order to register for my upcoming Cactus Cuties Card Class!

If you find yourself wanting it all – join my Ink Pad Pals team! For just $135cad you get $165 in product of your choice – PLUS 2 FREE STAMP SETS – and there is NO SHIPPING! Our team meets monthly and we have a fabulous FB group – full of creative inspiration, business support if you want it, monthly prizes and creative projects.

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Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalogue Launch Party

The new Jan – June 2022 Mini Catalogue and Jan – Feb Sale-a-bration catalogues are both in full swing, so I thought I’d take some time to walk you through and show some of the projects I have created with these new products.

During this launch party I also created 4 fabulous cards and am offering a kind of reverse card class. You’ve seen me make them – now with a $60 order before Jan 24th – you can receive the make’n’take pack for FREE so you can make these cards for yourself.

Here are the 4 cards I created:

I love using card sketches to create cards. Most of these cards were created using old favourites – but one of them was inspired by the TGIF Sketch Challenge #351

To see all the details of these cards you can watch my video below.

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Right now there are so many perks to ordering. You get SAB rewards (free items for every $60 or $120 cdn you spend), AND for any order over $60cdn placed this week you will get the make’n’take kit for these cards. PLUS I am emailing out a special Tutorial Bundle for orders over $65!

If you are looking for even more ways to get great products and have some fun stamping – check out my offers below.

*please note – cards in image are not the cards from the stamp camp –
RSVP by JAN 20

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Perfectly Plaid Card

This week the TGIF Challenge (#tgifc342) was a great sketch that worked perfectly with some pieces I already had on my desk top.

The background of this card was created by smooshing basic white cardstock into some leftover watercolour reinker. I then used Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Balmy Blue inks with a blending brush to create some soft colours on which to heat emboss the trees in white. All the layers were put together using Dimensionals. Then some bling was added.

You may want to stock up on some of the inks and cardstocks now while they are on sale!

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Sunny Sentiments Thank You Card

All week I am creating using the Sunny Sentiments cling stamp set. Today I created this card for the TGIF Challenge #340.

I used the mash up of :

  • Color Challenge – Basic Black, Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss
  • Sketch Challenge

The three background panels on this card were created by stamping leaves and dots from the Christmas Season stamp set using Blackberry Bliss Ink on Very Vanilla CS.

Product List
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

Here is a full list of supplies that I used. Do you want to get a bunch of these items? Why not sign up to be a demo?

Starting Nov 4 (until Nov 30 ONLY) the Starter Kit is ON SALE! For just $100 you get to pick $165 in product of your choice. Plus you’ll get a 20% discount on future orders (for at least 3 months), get access to my team FB group ( the Ink Pad Pals), have the chance to pre-order from the Jan – June Mini Catalogue and pre-earn on Sale-a-bration 2022! These are just some of the perks of getting a Starter Kit.

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Frosted Gingerbread Challenge Card

One of my favourite parts of Christmas time is baking/decorating cookies with the kids. This Frosted Gingerbread bundle reminds me of those days and of my Nana’s Gingersnaps. I couldn’t resist creating with it when I saw this week’s colour challenge at Global Design Project (#gdp313) and the sketch challenge for TGIF Challenges (#tgifc337).

My original design used a slightly larger layer and I accented with Rhinestones. The card I created in my live video, I trimmed the Sahara Sand layer to be a bit smaller and I got bold with the Matte Black Dots. The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was used to sparkle up the card a bit on both.

The black layer behind the sentiment was placed there more for function than design. It was used to create a wider base on the sentiment so I could attach it with Dimensionals and it would stick to the card base rather than the ribbon that runs behind it.

To hear and see all the tips and tricks – check out my video. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any of my weekly videos.

Product List
Paper Snips
$13.50
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

I hold a monthly card club (on the 4th Thursday of each month) – this October I am featuring this bundle. Contact me ASAP if you would like to join us. You can find all the details about the club by clicking the image below.

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3X3 Strawberry Gift Card

Before the pandemic, I loved to keep small gift cards on hand to pop into a bouquet of flowers or on top of a box of chocolates. Now that restrictions are lifting here in BC I am hoping to do a lot of visiting with friends this summer – which means I’ll need these little cards again. Yay!!

If you know my stamping, you’ll know I always look for inspiration around me, today I found it on these two blogs:

Some times I’ll even make a stack of 3X3 cards and package them up with the small square envelopes and give that as a gift to the hosts. These are quick and simple to make. If you want to make some yourself – check out the full supplies list below.

Product List
Blender Pens
$16.25
Genial Gems
$11.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Simply Scored
$41.00

If you enjoy attending classes or class kits to go, check out my calendar of events. I have something for everyone. July is going to be a great month!

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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 πŸ™‚

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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