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Hello again! I hope you are well. Another busy week has flown by, with lots of quilting and crafting, I’m happy to say. I hope you found time to craft, too.

If you’re looking to replenish your craft supplies, I have some exciting news for you. Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 17th) only, there will be FREE shipping in my online store on orders over $65. And if you use the host code 42XFPDNQ, too, I will send you a thank you gift next month. Yes, on this occasion double-dipping IS allowed!
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…but remember, don’t check out until after 2am Wednesday morning and make sure your shopping is completed by 1:59am on Thursday morning. (This is based on Stampin’ Up’s 24 hour cycle which is in Mountain Time)

As always, if you need help placing your order, feel free to email me, call me or text me (613)922-5123

Pretty Perennial Greetings

I absolutely love the versatility of this stamp set. I decided that we could use a little spring, as winter storms blow in, this month, so here are my February Team Swaps. If anyone is interested in doing a group swap with me, let me know – I love sending and receiving cards each month.

Tone on Tone projects usually call my name. Even when I’m quilting, I’ll often opt for a tone on tone look. In this card, I used Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Magenta Madness ink, on the same colour of cardstock to create the base flowers. I used the open petal die to cut out the matching piece for the top of the flower, and the flower die for the larger flower. My card base is Granny Apple Green. I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, on a piece of Basic White, as my matte. My greetings are from the Many Messages, stamp set.

Just a reminder that Sale-a-Bration ends this weekend. Choose your free product with every $60 purchase

Pampered Pets Condolences

With sadness, I made this card for my sister in law Sandy, and brother in law, Blake, for the loss of their gorgeous German Shepherd, Charlie. Charlie was a lovely girl, who loved everyone and especially loved “helping out” at their cattle farm. She’ll be missed, for sure.

Card base – Basic Black – 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 (score at 4-1/4)
Front Matte – Basic White – 4 x 5-1/4
Inside Matte – Basic White – 4 x 5-1/4
Basic Black Scrap for front Sentiment

I used a piece of the Poppy Parade DSP and Black 1/8″ from this month’s Paper Pumpkin for the front of the card, but of course you can use one of the prints in the .Playful Pets DSP.

I used the paw die to cut out the paws on the Basic White, top right, using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine.

I fussy cut the Shepherd from the Playful Pets DSP

The sentiment on the Black banner is also from the Pampered Pets stamp set, stamped with Versamark ink, embossed with white embossing powder. I flagged the ends with my paper snips.

I put the dog and the black banner on Stampin’ Dimensionals. I used Resin Heart Embellishments for the banner, paw and dog’s heart. (Jan-June Mini)

I used the heart stamps on the flap on the envelope and inside the card, to finish it off. This card is very simple to make and easily do-able for even the newest stamper.

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Snailed It – January Team Swap

This month, I’m having a ton of fun with the Snailed It stamp set. I cased this card from a demonstrator in Germany, Stefanie Droop. It just made me smile, so I decided that this is just what the doctor ordered, with all the stressy stuff in the news. I used Stefanie’s layout, and made a few esthetic changes.

The Oh So Ombre DSP is FREE with a C$60 purchase during Sale-a-bration (January 5-Feb28)

Card Base – Basic White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4″
Oh So Ombre strips – cut three (*your choice of colour), 4″ x 1-5/8. Space evenly, horizontally on the card front.

Stamp the mushroom design on to a 3″x3″ square of Basic White.

Center the 2nd largest Circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies over the design, and place the coordinating die over the stamped image.

I cut them together and held the dies in place with Washi tape. If you do it this way, be careful that the dies are not lying on top of each other, to avoid damaging the dies. They fit nicely, without touching.

Stamp the snail of your choice and die cut or fussy cut, then colour with your choice of colouring medium. I really like the Stampin’ Blends, so that was my choice, but of course you can use coloured pencils or water colour for a different look.

I glued the mushroom cut out directly to the card front, then layered the circle part of the cut out with dimensionals. Next placed the snail off to one side, also on dimensionals.

I used the dies from the Snail dies for the Hello – Basic White for the sentiment, and Bermuda Bay for the rectangular matte.

The googly eyes, on the snail, were from my stash – Craft store or dollarama (can’t remember) and the Resin Hearts Embellishments are also from the January – June Mini, part of the Snail Mail Suite, p54-55

JANUARY HOST CODE 3EDNX6B9

Welcome 2021

Good riddance 2020 – what a year. We were lucky to have made it through the year unscathed and very happy to wave buh-bye. With this new year, we have two new babies coming. We also have hope for a better year, less stress , more smiles, (maybe) a resolution or two, and Sale-a-Bration.

I thought I’d bring in 2021 by sharing a calendar made with a Sale-a-bration set called Berry Blessings and the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper which is free with a $120 order.

I printed the calendars from the website www.timeanddate.com. I used my Brother Scan’n Cut machine to cut my calendar pages all the same size. Check out my Youtube tutorial here.

SALE-A-BRATION!!!! And the new Mini Catalogue (Jan-Jun 2021) starts January 5, 2021. 

Please use January HOST CODE – 3EDNX6B9 for any purchases under $200.00. This allows me to earn freebies, which I can pass along to you. For orders over $200.00 do not use the host code and you will earn Stampin’ Up! rewards before you close your order.

If you are considering becoming an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, there’s no better time to join than during Sale-A-Bration, when demonstrators get special perks just for signing up.   Create your starter kit of $135.00 and choose $165.00 worth or products of your choice.

  • During Sale-a-bration, receive FREE, a stack of our Regals, Subtles, Neutrals and Brights cardstock a selection of 2020—2022 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper 
  • 20% discount on all future purchases.
  • Early release and preordering new products
  • Earn extra income while doing what you love 
  • One on one team Training for all my team members.
  • Exclusive access to the Stampin’ Up! website

Supplies

**Note – the Whisper White card stock has been discontinued and is being replaced by Basic White soon (no arrival date as yet)

Card Base – Granny Apple Green 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2

Mats

Pacific Point – 4 x 5-1/4 front, 2-3/4 x 4 (inside mat)

Granny Apple Green 2-3/4 x 2-3/8 (calendar)

White Card stock – 4 x 2-1/2

Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper – 3-3/4 x 5 and 3-3/4 x 2-1/2

Happy New Year

Good riddance to 2020. Sheesh, what a year! Thanks so much to our store customers and my Critters’ n Ink customers, for your support during this rough patch. It means so much to Glen and I to be part of such a great bunch of people.

Also – special thanks to everyone who donated hats, mitts/gloves, scarves and socks for our families who are feeling the pinch this past year.

Stampin’ Up! has kind of taken a back seat these past few months, but I’m feeling refreshed, after taking a couple of weeks off. Quilting for our customers, has been a huge time gobbler over the past several months, but I’ve managed to get pretty caught up and can now spend more time with my stamping friends. Yay!! I look forward to sharing some creativity with you all, in this new year.

Stay safe – we miss you guys.

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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