OnStage @home 2020

This week, I was delighted to share OnStage @home within my “bubble”, two of my team – my sister in law, Susan and my dear friend Doreen.

I was also honoured to receive the recognition from Stampin’ Up! for my achievements over the past year.

If not for you, my customers and team members, this wouldn’t have been possible, so thank you for your continued support and friendship!! You guys rock!

THE BIGGEST STAMP SALE OF THE YEAR IS ALMOST HERE!

Are you ready? The biggest stamp sale of the year is coming up on 23 September!

For 24 hours on 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM (MT) online a select number of cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be available for purchase at a 15% discount.

Take advantage of the advance notice and send me your wish list by Tuesday evening, or place your order yourself, online, using the September host code E4S6EAVE.

Sale prices listed below are only valid only during the flash sale period. If there is a discrepancy in pricing, the Stampin’ Up! website will be deemed the correct price.

Happy 10th Anniversary to my husband

I’m proud and happy to have been married to Glen for the past 10 yrs. We met in 2006, and in 2009, sold both our homes and relocated to be near water, and bought a house together. We didn’t end up on the water, but did land on a golf course property and love our home. We got married a year later, with my daughter, Emily as my Maid of Honour, and my son, Ian, gave me away. 

It was a great party!

For this card, I used the SO cute Cling stamp set, Senior Years. I think it’s going to get a lot of use!

Card Base – Basic Grey (8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4) 
First Matte – Cherry Cobbler (5 1/4 x 4)

Second Matte – Whisper White (5 x 3 3/4) – on this matte, I used the score blade of the paper trimer and scored all four sides at 1/8″ from the edge, then 1/4″, just to give it some detail.

Third Matte – Basic Grey – I used the 4th largest die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. 

Fourth Matte – Whisper white- cut with the 3rd smallest of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. 

I stamped the couple from the Senior Years stamp set and fussy cut them out – adhered them with Mini Dimensionals.

I coloured using the various Stampin’ Blends and embellished with the Share What you Love Artisan Pearls. These are retired but you can take the Pearl Basic Jewels and colour with the Stampin Blend colour of your choice.

I used the Happy Anniversary sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I fussy cut out the greeting and used the Classic Label Punch to make a small accent piece from Cherry Cobble card stock.

My inside sentiment was “The good things in Life are better with you” from Tasteful Touches Cling stamp set.

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July Team Swap!!

Forever Fern July Swap – Forever Fern has quickly become one of my favourite new sets from Stampin’ Up!. For this month’s swap card, I cased a card that I saw on Pinterest, by Sheryl Abernathy, (Elegant Sentiments Collective), in the US. The simplicity, yet elegance of this card, called my name. Thanks, Sheryl!!
Check out my YouTube tutorial for detailed instructions.

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It’s Bonus Days time again!!!

Bonus Days are back!!!

For every $60 CAD you spent during the month of July, (not including tax and shipping), you will earn $6 Bonus Days coupon code.

There is no limit to the number of Bonus Days coupons you can earn. Earn them in July, redeem them in August. Earn coupons between July 1-August 3rd, and you get to redeem them between August 4th – August 31st.n Your coupon codes will be emailed to you, so make sure you don’t delete the emails. Just in time for the launch of the 2020 Holiday Catalogue, on August 4th.

Don’t forget to use this month’s host code when you place your orders this month.

July Host Code TGEFZW2M

Beauty Abounds Team Swap

We are a young, growing team, at The Critters’n Ink, Critters’ Den. With the catalogue launch this past month, we decided to start a monthly swap, within our group. This is my contribution. I hope you like it.

We need to first, create our butterfly background piece. I did this using a piece of whisper white card stock 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, and using a Stampin’ Sponge, I used 4 different inks to create a coloured sheet. I then take the die of choice, from the Butterfly Beauty Dies, and cut out my butterfly, with my Big Shot.

I remove the bottom right butterfly, with my paper snips as that’s where I want my sentiment to go.

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I used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to emboss another Whisper White (5 1/2 x 4 1/4), to use as the back ground for the butterfly.

I used mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, cut in half and smaller pieces, to elevate the butterfly element.

I layered this onto my card base (I used 4 different card base colours to reflect the colours I used to create the butterfly piece.) I used coordinating enamel dots to match the card base colour.

For the sentiment, I used white embossing powder on Basic Black card stock, then fussy cut it out and attached to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Share Sunshine

 

It’s hard to believe June is right around the corner, with the snow we’ve been having. Isn’t this crazy??
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of paper crafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. Everything you need is pre-cut and comes with a complete set of instructions. So you are ready to skip to the fun part of crafting! As a Subscriber, you will always have cards and cute gifts on hand to suit any occasion. Your first kit even includes a free gift-a clear stamping block you can use over and over again. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started! Last month’s Paper Pumpkin sold out, so don’t delay.
This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!
Box of Sunshine
  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm
Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold
Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)
SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
  • Subscribe for the June kit from 11 May–10 June at Paper Pumpkin
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period, so don’t delay.

Covid 19 Giveback

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

Help us make a difference today!

The download will be charged in US dollars; your financial institution will convert the charge into your currency based on current exchange rates.

  • The Share Sunshine PDF Download is for personal use only.
  • When you purchase the PDF download, please remember not to share it with others, as this takes away from the organizations we are trying to support–and encourage your customers to follow suit!

Stampin’ Up! will donate all proceeds to the following global organizations to help vulnerable communities and frontline responders.  This means, that Stampin’ Up! demonstrators do not receive any commissions for this product, so that ALL proceeds go to the charities listed below.

Share Sunshine PDF Download.  Click here to purchase your PDF

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund

This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here

 

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here