Aug 26, 2018

Sunday Share - Lemon Zest for Summer's End!

Do you feel sad when summer starts to wind down, and we know fall is coming? One way to keep that summery feeling is by turning to products that can make you think "summer" even if it isn't anymore.
Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Today's share does just that - citrus-y slices tumble across a card for a bright and cheerful greeting. I do love all the fun greetings in the Lemon Zest Stamp Set, and the fact that there is a coordinating punch makes it super easy to create a fun card with the images - here's a couple of cards I created  . . .  not sure if you can see it, but I added some glitter to the slices to make it look like they were dipped in sugar - yummy!

Want to get your own Lemon Zest going? Then click this link here to order your bundle sent directly to you and you will be making your own colourful cards within the week!

Here's the stamp set and coordinating Lemon Builder Punch for you to look at in my online store - you won't be sorry you picked it up!

And remember this week is the last chance to get the amazing Colour Your Season Bundle of products and the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment. . . . they will be gone after August 31st!

You can also qualify for Bonus Days Coupons when you shop in August - and spend them in September :-). 

Look for more details when you are in my website and store or let me know how I can help you place your order - I'm happy to do it for you if you'd rather not do the online thing!

Happy Stamping!

Aug 19, 2018

Sunday Share - Dandelion Wishes makes wonderful cards!

I have some pretty cards to share with you today to take our minds off the smoky haze everywhere in BC. Stay safe all those fighting the wildfires, and those being evacuated - such a scary time for everyone! The pictures on the news are horrific!

My monthly Stamp Club started up again a couple of weeks ago, after a summer break of two months and I focused our class on the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set as there are so many wonderful card possibilities with this set!  Here are the cards we made:
 This card was fun to make - we scribbled some colours on a clear block with Stampin' Write Markers, then a light spritz with water and stamp on the Whisper White Cardstock. Let it dry, stamp the design and die cut with the Stitched Shapes Square die, pop up the die-cut with dimensionals and heat emboss the greeting in White on Basic Black Cardstock. Fussy cut the greeting and pop onto the card! Add Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and done!
This card was a fancy fold card with the card base being the usual 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" single layer, then working our way up from there with layers and some strips cut from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (48 - 6" x 6" sheets) . . . want to make this too? Ask me how!

I absolutely love the scrapbook layout created by the Stampin' Up! design team to showcase the stamp set - take a quick look on p 118 of the Annual Catalogue - isn't it perfect for some great family photos??
And here's another card I shared with my club - super easy to make when you need a card "NOW" by stamping directly on to our Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes - add your greeting inside, and you are good to send or hand deliver! And the last card was one from our team meeting where we got to ply with new products from the catalogue - love the new Soft Seafoam paired with Pool Party and White Embossing. Did you notice the Handwritten Background Stamp I used?? It's new in the Annual Catalogue too! And it's in my online store so you can click here to get it!

If you want more options with the Delightfully Detailed Suite then check p 38 in the Annual Catalogue for more ideas and a layout too - I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! is including some layouts in their project designs!
Remember Bonus Days is on for the month of August so anytime you spend $60, Stampin' Up! will send you an email with a code to cash in during September! You can send me the email to keep safe for you - and to remind you to spend it before it expires!

Shop for any of the products listed in my post today by clicking here, or send me an email or message with your wish list! All products in BOLD are available anytime from my online store - please let me know how I can help you!

I have an order going in early next week after my Make it Mondays class on August 20th at 7:00 pm - and can add yours too. Or better yet, why not RSVP here  (scroll down to my calendar and the RSVP) and come and visit me and other crafters - would love to see you!

Happy Stamping :-)

Aug 12, 2018

Sunday Share - Colour Your Season Limited Time only!!

Today's share is all about the new Colour Your Season bundle offered in August BUT only while supplies last!! Which means you need to order it now so you know it's on the way to you!

The Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! PLUS you save 10% when you buy both as a bundle AND you will qualify for a Bonus Days coupon (see below) with your order to spend in September - and that adds up to smart savings for you!

Here's some sample cards you can make with your set as soon as you get it - and because the set includes images for all year, you will reach for this set anytime you need to make a card, or themed layout for your scrapbook pages!

The limited time offer includes a second assortment of our fabulous Watercolor Pencils which are great on their own for colouring the line images - or you can use either our Blender Pens or Aqua Painter to soften and smooth out the lines. Your image will look like you spent hours watercolouring, when you really spent minutes filling in the colours, then blending!

I store my Watercolor Pencils in a Full Wide Stamp Case and include a Blender Pen and Aqua Painter in the box, along with a pencil sharpener so I am ready to colour anytime. Here's pictures of each item and yes, they are all available in my online store!  When you order from me, I will send you a PDF insert for your case so you can quickly find your Watercolor Pencils on your desk or work area! It includes both the original and new assortments on the front, so you always know what colours are in your case :-)

All the items in BOLD are available form my online store - you can shop anytime (click this link now!) and the order will go directly to your home. Not sure about online shopping yet? Ask me to place the order for you! If you haven't picked up your new Annual Catalogue yet, then message me and I will get it to you as soon as I can . . .  and for my out of town customers - you should have yours in the mail! You can also click on the link on my blog to read the PDF version of the catalogue at any time!

And here's the scoop on Bonus Days for you - for every $60 you spend in August (before shipping/taxes) you will earn a Bonus Days Coupon. Stampin' Up! will send you an email with the code which you must keep (or send to me for safekeeping for you!) and you get to use it on any orders you place in September - awesome deal!!

I'd love to share my stamping studio with you so please let me know when you can join me! I have my monthly Make it Mondays on a regular basis - check my events calendar on my website and please RSVP so I can have your kits ready for you to make up! Watch for more events as we get ready for the Holiday season - you won't want to miss any of my fun times!

Next Make it Monday is August 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Why not sign up now while you think of it - click here and RSVP!

Happy Stamping!

Aug 5, 2018

Sunday Share - Graceful Glass Suite

Happy Long Weekend - on the West Coast it's BC Day on Monday and in many other provinces it is a civic or provincial holiday so enjoy your weekend (we are camping at Coquihalla Lakes)- we are now 1/2 way through summer. Yikes!!!

The Graceful Glass Suite of products in the Annual Catalogue (p 164-165) are made for colour, and for colouring too! Imagine the sun shining on stained glass windows, and that's what this suite of products feels like to me!

Here's the page in the catalogue to give you a taste of what you can create when you have the stamp set and dies on your crafting table . . . .  aren't they gorgeous?? And the best part is they are easy to do with the products in the suite :-)
I have had lots of fun colouring the vellum designs on the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum pages. I've mainly used my Stampin' Blends as you will see in each picture, but you can use Stampin' Up! Markers, Watercolor Pencils, or even the Classic Stampin' Ink Pads and a Blender Pen to get the effect you want! The vellum sheets come in 12 designs (you get 2 of each) and some are panels that can be cut to use on more than one card - you will love what this vellum and some colouring will do for your card creations!

I backed each piece of vellum with Whisper White Cardstock cut to fit so the colouring would pop - except on the bookmark, where I used a strip of So Saffron Cardstock. I love the effect of the stained glass on each card - and there are so many other possibilities in this suite too.  If you look closely, you can see that I used the new Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the panel behind the vellum - just as the name says - it adds a "subtle" textured effect to your cardstock. I think it's my favourite new Embossing Folder!!

Getting the Painted Glass Bundle saves you 10% so why not shop now (click on this link) and get the bundle, plus the paper and you are well on your way to making some awesome cards too!

Can't wait to see what you make and share with this bundle -

Happy stamping!