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June 1, 2017

Today's the Big Day!

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The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is now live! It is jam-packed full of awesome new products and some returning favorites. Do you need a paper copy? If you live in Canada and do not already have a demonstrator, contact me, and I will get one to you!

Happy stamping!

April 5, 2017

Day At the Beach

The Day At the Beach stamp set on page 34 of the Occasions catalogue is a super-cute stamp set that was first released in Stampin' Up's South Pacific market in their fall/holiday occasions catalogue. No that isn't a typo....don't forget that in the Southern Hemisphere they are entering their hottest time of the year in the fall while us in North America (and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere) are starting to bundle up and shovel the white stuff! As soon as I saw the pair of glasses, I knew I wanted to make a card for my niece who is away at optometry school in Ontario, soon to finish her 2nd year.
I used the watercolor pencils and my blender pen to color in the frames. Aren't they cute?! I hope it brightens Jenay's day as she is busy studying for exams this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

March 31, 2017

Final Hours of Sale-A-Bration!!

We are winding down one of the most popular times of the Stampin' Up! year, the fabulous Sale-A-Bration! There's just a few hours left to snatch up some free stamp sets and free DSP! Hey, Chick! has been a super popular stamp set, and I used it to create this super adorable card, CASE'd from fellow demonstrator Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue. Isn't it cute?! I used the Perfect Mix stamp set for the eggs and, yes, that is the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#143231)! I simply inked up the "wire" side of the embossing folder with Basic Grey ink, put my 5 x 3.75" piece of Whisper White inside the folder, and ran it through my Big Shot. Cute, right?! The watercolour pencils were used to colour the chicken and eggs/egg carton. Looking at it now, I maybe should have coloured one of the eggs a different colour. Next time!
I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder after cutting out a piece of Basic Black with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies (#145372). I LOVE these framelits, but you won't find them in any of our catalogues; they were an early release from the upcoming new Annual Catalogue! They are a must in my opinion!
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, #145372
Here's a close up of that crazy chicken!
Run to my online store and grab Hey, Chick! before midnight tonight! It can't be purchased, and can only be earned for FREE with a $60 purchase. I just love her crazy hair!

Have a fabulous weekend!

March 29, 2017

Get Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration!

I can't believe March is almost over! There's only a few hours left to scoop up your favorites freebies offered from Stampin' Up! Remember, items are while supplies last only, and a few of our favorites are already sold out! One of my favorite freebies is the Carried Away 12x12 DSP stack (#143608). The 12 double-sided sheets coordinate perfectly with one of my favorite bundles from the Occasions catalogue - Lift Me Up (#144712 for clear mount). Check out this cute and simple card I made:
Don't wait any longer - run to my online store and place your order now or contact me ASAP! Sale-A-Bration ends Friday night!! Remember, with every $60 purchase (before shipping and taxes), you get to choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration list of freebies. There's no limit to the number of free items you can earn - prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions apply too!
 Thanks to fellow demonstrator Josee Smuck for this graphic!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy stamping!

March 12, 2017

Any Occasion Wedding

I thought I would show you a wedding card I created as part of my Display samples for the recent Canadian Business Conference held in Toronto for Canadian demonstrators Silver Elite and above. I LOVE how this card turned out! Because the Sale-A-Bration set Any Occasion is photopolymer, it was easy to position and curve a bit for "Congratulations". I used the fun Pop of Pink DSP for my background piece and then overlay a piece of vellum on top. I heat embossed Mr and Mrs with Gold embossing powder. The hearts are from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. I used the "negative" from the heart thinlit (in Whisper White) to place behind my Mr and Mrs to help them stand out since they were stamped on vellum.

The fine-tip glue pen worked wonderfully to adhere the vellum sheet on top of the DSP. It dries clear so it was super-strong and didn't show!

Have a wonderful week!