Happy August, everyone!!

We’ve been madly working on our back garden, now that we’re over the virus we both had, and in the afternoon, to cool off, I’ve been playing in my craft room and quilting room. This weekend, I cracked open my “Best Remedy” kit. It’s adorable. There is a link under the picture, to see the tutorial video for a few alternative ideas. I hope you like them. Just a reminder to please use my host code, FV4CJ9XX if you plan a purchase, as it allows me to earn free products that I gift for my monthly draws. (thank you)

I had fun with this kit, Best Remedy, over the weekend. Check out my Youtube video for some alternative ideas as well. https://youtu.be/vxxzRi3lTS8. NOTE – the Dots & Spots die is free during the month of August, with a $120 purchase, for Sale-a- ration, but you must use the part number 163098.
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Sale-a-bration is still going strong, with new items added on for the month of August, while supplies last. Speaking of which, two of the original items in the Sale-a-bration brochure have sold out! The Soft Seafood/Pool Party cards & envelopes are no longer available, and the Tree Lot dies sold out over the weekend.

The Dots & Spots die is what I used in my alternative Mouse card in the kit above but you must use the part number in the SAB picture above, to get it free with a $120 purchase

New Kit starting today, August 3rd!

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Celebrate the season with a card kit that has everything you need wish those you love a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. Don’t let the holidays overwhelm you–get your all-inclusive kit and make quick multiples everyone will love!

Kit Includes:

  • Cozy & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Poppy Parade 
  • Predesigned projects  
  • Step-by-step instructions 
  • Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting). Including printed die-cut sheets: sticker adhesive sheets & non-adhesive sheets
  • Makes 12 cards of 1 design 
  • Gold foil accents
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 12 preprinted envelopes 
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects 
  • Linen thread
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
  • Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

Re-laminating a delaminated Magnetic Plate

For those of you who have purchased the Magnetic plate for your Stampin Cut & Emboss machine, they were discontinued because the plates were delaminating. If you did purchase one, you will have been reimbursed by Stampin’ Up! If you are a customer of mine and haven’t been reimbursed, please let me know and I’ll look into it.

Mine also delaminated, so my husband suggested taking the top layer right off, as I couldn’t use it the way it was anyway, so I used my heat tool to loosen and remove the top layer. It was very curled by the time I was able to get the top layer off, so I layered it back up, upside down, with the curly side on the bottom and placed heavy weights on it for over a week to flatten it. (sorry, didn’t think to take pictures)

This morning I used Gorilla Glue (follow the directions on the package) and clamped it between two pieces of wood and weighed it down with a sledge hammer and kettle ball. I left it there for several hours and it has re-laminated, fairly well. I still have a bit of lifting in the centre part for some reason, but the sides seem to be very well glued – time will tell. If it starts to give up the ghost, I’ll keep you posted. Definitely worth a try!

Olive Branch card for a friend

Each month our team swaps cards amongst ourselves. This month, I’m using the Olive Branch stamp set. On my original set, I used the large olive branch and stamped on the front of the card base in Rich Razzleberry. (I forgot to do this in the video tutorial). I used the second largest die from the Deckled Rectangles dies to cut one in Old Olive and one in Basic White and Very Vanilla. I couldn’t decide which one I liked the best, but I’m gravitating toward the Very Vanilla.

Using the Stamparatus, on the Very Vanilla, I stamped the Olive branch in Old olive, then used a sponge dauber to add Rich Razzleberry to the olive parts of the stamping stamped over the original stamped image to create the ripe olives.

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Craft for a Cause – Nourish & Flourish Kit

Help us make a difference with the Nourish & Flourish Kit! Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. And with your help, Stampin’ Up! hopes to make a difference. With every Nourish & Flourish kit purchased by you, we’re donating $4CDN to organizations fighting to end food scarcity. Each kit comes with printed die-cut sentiments in Dutch, English, French, and German.

Kit includes:
* Designed projects 
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs
* Folded card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
* 9 printed envelopes
* Enough adhesive to complete projects
* Coordinating insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag

Product colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce 

Kits by Stampin’ Up! are perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters who want quick and easy projects. All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box! Give as a gift or try them yourself. Kits are while supplies last. Order today!

Yesterday, I was thrilled to be able to open the Nourish & Flourish Kit. I will post the link to my Youtube tutorial below. For each of the three different designs, I did the original design from the kit, as well as two alternatives. I kept it simple, as I was flying by the seat of my pants, but I was happy with the results. I hope you like them.

A new kit just landed at Stampin’ Up!

How cute is this?? This new kit is called “The Best Remedy “. I can hardly wait til mine arrives.

Kit Includes:

  • The Best Remedy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Starry Sky Classic Stampin’ Spot 
  • 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 clear block
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Starry Sky

It’s Sale-a-bration Time again!

The more you spend, the more you can get for free! Some products can be earned after spending $60 or more, others can be earned after spending $120 or more. Plus, you can mix and match the products you earn! For example, if you spend $180, you can choose one $120 product and one $60 product, or you can choose three $60 products. Contact me for more information or to answer any questions you may have.

Happy Canada Day, Everyone!

July is a crazy awesome month. Today is Canada Day, – so Happy Canada Day!!

And, at Stampin’ Up! The new July – December mini goes live today, AND Sale-a-bration also starts today, until August 31. If you’re not familiar with Sale-a-bration, it’s Stampin’ Up!s biggest sale of the year. With every purchase of $60 or more, you can choose a free product from the Sale-a-bration booklet. And there’s no limit, so the more you spend, the more free product you can choose. If you haven’t received your copy of the July-December. mini catalogue and SAB brochure yet, and you live in Canada, I’d be delighted to get one out to you.

You can check out the PDF versions of the Mini Catalogue and Sale-abration Brochure here


If you’ve been considering becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, July is a great month to join our Critters’n Creativity team. Click here to join our team. New demonstrators who join duringSale-a-bration, will receive as a gift from Stampin’ Up!, this beautiful 18 month Planner, a set of 3 notebooks, stickers and an exclusive “Making Plans” stamp set. All this on top of your regular starter kit, which includes $165 worth of products of your choice, for the low price of $135, plus you get a free Paper Pumpkin, and pay NO SHIPPING. You also receive some business supplies (catalogues etc) but you’re under no obligation to sell, hold classes or anything like that – you can just enjoy being a discount shopper and receive 20% off your purchases (** there is a quarterly minimum to maintain your discount shopper status)

July is also World Watercolor Month, and we have lots of watercoloring products to celebrate! Pencils, paper, stamps, and more. 

Click on the link to see some awesome techniques

I’ll be posting some samples too, so stay tuned.

I hope you all have a safe and happy Canada Day Weekend. Thanks for checking in!!

Christmas Whimsy Card Kit

The June 2022 BOGO sale ends tomorrow night, so if you’ve had your eyes on any of the kits, now is the time to place your order. Buy one kit, get the second one 50% off. No limits, (unless it’s sold out). I posted this YouTube video, showcasing the Christmas Whimsy Card Kit – it’s so stinkin’ cute!

If you do place a kit order during the BOGO, please use the June Host Code if your order is under $200.

The BOGO sale ends June 30th. Buy one , get one 50% off.

Tomorrow only – FREE SHIPPING!

Time to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On 21 June only, Stampin’ Up! Is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $100 CAD or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only, so start your wish list and don’t miss this great offer.

Cute Crossover Card

This card looks so complicated, but it’s really dead easy. In two of the samples above, I used embossed card stock and on the Soft Suede card, I used Texture Chic DSP.

Here’s what you need to make these cards.

  • Card base – 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
  • Basic White – 5-1/4 x 4
  • DSP (2) 5-1/4 x 4 – If you’re using card stock instead of DSP you will need one piece
  • Card stock scraps – white and whatever you want for your die cuts for your sentiments
  • corresponding ink

I used the stamp set “Season of Chic” and for the sentiments, I used the dies from Seasonal Labels. These are both available in the new current Annual Catalogue.

I have a tutorial video on my YouTube Channel – you can check it out here

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Don’t forget to check the LAST CHANCE products from the Jan-June 2022 mini Catalogue. These products are only available until June 30 or while supplies last. Savings can be up to 50% of some products. Here is the list of “Last Chance” products. Some products are already sold out, so don’t wait too long.


Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection here. Kits must be added to your card individually and the more expensive kit will be discounted.

This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and spread the word! Share your favorite kits from the Kits Collection on social media to introduce these easy and fun all-inclusive kits to new customers and beginner crafters. 

Don’t forget to use the June Host Code GNYZWHJQ when you place your order and you will receive a handmade card from me and your name will be entered into a draw at the end of the month. If your order is over $200 don’t use the host code, as you will receive gifts (free product) from Stampin’ Up! You will still receive a hand made card as well as an entry into the draw.

I hope you try this card and enjoy the above video on my YouTube channel. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet, please do and don’t forget to hit the “LIKE” button.

There is still room in my In-Person class on Wednesday, June 22nd at 1:00pm-4pm. RSVP to crittersnink@gmail.com

Happy June, my Stampin’ Peeps!!!

I’m so excited about all the cool things happening this month. First of all, as a demonstrator, I can preorder from the new July – December mini catalogue, as of today, even though the catalogue doesn’t go live for my customers until July 1st. If this Perk interests you, and you’d like to join my team, Critters’n Creativity, please ask me for more information.

If you’ve placed an order with me in the past six months, you will be receiving the new July – December mini catalogue and Sale-a-bration flyer in the mail in the next couple of weeks. If you live in Canada, and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love to earn your business. Please let me know and I will get a catalogue/Sale-a-bration flyer into your hot little hands, either hand delivered if you’re local to me (Northumberland Cty/Quinte), or pop it into the mail. Meanwhile, you can download a digital copy of the Annual Catalogue here.

June Classes – In person sessions

Wednesday, June 22 – 1 pm – 4pm

Wednesday, June 22 – 6pm – 9pm

**Alternate sessions available on request… your location or mine

Perfect for novice and experienced paper crafters wanting to experience a variety of designs, techniques and quality Stampin’ Up! products.  A great way to try out a little bit of everything! 4 Projects for $20

This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and spread the word! Share your favorite kits from the Kits Collection on social media to introduce these easy and fun all-inclusive kits to new customers and beginner crafters. Make sure you use the #ShareYourMoment hashtag to share your crafting with friends and family during this promotion! Learn more about the Share Your Moment campaign here.
  • The Sale runs June 1–30, 2022. All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale.  Kit selection is based on availability, so don’t wait to long to decide. ** When they’re gone, they’re gone. You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout.  There are no order limits on this promotion.

Please use the June Host Code GNYZWHJQ with your order, if your order is under $200. If your order is over $200, don’t use the host code, as you will be eligible for your own Stampin’ Up! rewards when you check out.

Branded Stampin’ Up! Fun Stuff

Branded Merchandise is now available to our customers. YAYYYY! Check it out below. Click on the product image to see more detail or add to your shopping cart. So far, I’ve added the Orchid oasis and Parakeet Party tumblers to my collection. I can’t decide which colour to order next.
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Watch for this , coming July 1st – $4 donated to FOOD SCARCITY WITH EVERY
You have until June 10th to Subscribe for the June Paper Pumpkin.

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, adhesive, and more!
  • The Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer projects.
  • This kit also includes specialty vellum pieces to add a fresh touch to your cards.
  • And you’ll get a Mini Shopping Bag (5-3/8″ x 6″; 13.7 x 15.2 cm) which can be used to hold a couple cards for a unique craft element. (Additional bags available to purchase separately.)
  • 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 colours: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 
  • Mini Shopping Bags add-on available to purchase – **must be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber to order add-on

Happy Summer to you all. I’m looking forward to seeing my regular attendees, as well as newbies to my classes. Take good care, all and I can’t wait to hear from you. Please reach out if you have questions about any of the catalogues or products. I’d love to hear from you.

Cup Of Tea, anyone?

I’m absolutely loving my new Annual Catalogue goodies. This card features the Cup of Tea bundle and the Hues of Happiness Designer Series paper. I stamped the cup with Versa Mark ink and used black embossing powder, then die cut the cup. The Silver Foil circles were cut using the two largest circle dies from Stylish Shapes dies. Basic Black card stock, cut at 4-1/4 x 5-12, Basic White cut at 4 x 10-1/2, scored at 5-1/4, adhered to the black and the top layer is 3-3/4 x 5 piece of the Layering Designs Vellum.

Keep the inner circle for another project

I need your help. I am just $420 short of advancing to the next level at Stampin’ UP!. If you have been thinking of placing an order and just haven’t gotten around to it yet, I would really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

This is the last week for the Join with Colour promotion. Between now and May 31st, you can choose your starter kit with $256 worth of Stampin Up! product for just $135. Let me know if you would like more information. Once you choose your starter Kit ($165 worth of product for $135), Stampin’ Up! will include $91 worth of the new In-Colour products FREE! PLUS – you get a free Paper Pumpkin, and some business supplies. AND – free shipping. You don’t need to be a “Demonstrator” to become a demonstrator. You can be a “Hobby Demo” and just enjoy the discounts. No pressure to do classes or Videos. Just enjoy your discounted products.

OMG – I got a Sneak Peek at the new Holiday Mini AND the Sale-a-bration Brochures.

This week, I got a sneak peek at the new Holiday Catalogue AND ….. YEP you guessed it – a new Sale-a-Bration starting July 1st. I have a feeling it’s going to be an all time favourite.

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