IT’S MY ANNIVERSARY

The other day, I received a lovely card in the mail that reminded me that it’s my 8th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Isn’t it beautiful!  It came from the Canadian office in Calgary, Alberta.  Working as a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! has been a wonderful experience and I’ve loved every minute of it.

I joined during Sale-A-Bration and got some extra perks when I did 8 years ago.  That hasn’t changed because if you decide to Join my Team, you can get some extra perks as well!  One of them could be a lovely anniversary card from Dale at the Calgary office.

There’s not much time left.  Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st so if you’ve been thinking of joining, check out the details and go for it.  You’ll be in on early viewing (and ordering) of great new products whenever a new catalogue comes out.  Go to This Link to check it out.

Take care and Happy Stamping to you.

THINGS THAT FLY AND AVANT GARDEN STAMP SET

What better way is there to celebrate the second day of spring than to add some butterflies to the pretty flowers from the Avant Garden stamp set!

It’s a 2-step stamping set which mades it easy to build your flowers as you want them.  I stamped the flowers in Flirty Flamingo and then over-stamped them with Soft sky ink to give a bit of a shadow.  The butterflies are compliments of the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the matching Bitty Butterfly Punch.  They were first stamped with Soft Sky and sponged with Marina Mist to give them a little pop on the card.  I love the softness of this card!

Just in case you need anything, here’s the full list of products I used.

Happy Stamping!

AVANT GARDEN BIRTHDAY GREETING

Happy day to you and if you have a need for a birthday card, check out this one that uses the Avant Garden stamp set!

This lovely stamp set is available as a Free choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue – but hurry, this choice ends on March 31st!

I wanted to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week and thought that it was the perfect way to show off that lovely flower on a background of the Succulent Garden designer series paper!

Here’s the sketch layout in case you’d like to use it for your own inspiration.

I used the Old Olive Watercolour Pencil for the stem and leaves on the flower and a Blender Pen to add the Sugarplum ink to the blooms.  An aptly significant card since today is the First Day of SPRING!!!

Here’s the list of products that I used. 

Blender Pens

$13.50

That’s it for today.  Take care and Happy Stamping!

A SOFT & PRETTY GIFT CARD

Wedding season is coming up very quickly so today’s project is a gift card that shows off the So in Love bundle along with the beautiful Falling in Love designer series paper.

I got this idea from the 2017 Occasions catalogue and made my gift card to measure 4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″.  That way you can add a longer greeting and maybe slip in a little something extra.

I used Sponge Daubers to add colour to the band as well as the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere it to the card.

TIP:  When you are working with a very detailed die, I recommend that you use the Precision Base Plate(139684).  It adds an extra level of thickness for cutting detailed dies.  The Big Shot Die Brush(140603) will help get rid of those tiny pieces.

Here’s the full list of products that I used.

Big Shot

$136.00

Happy Stamping!

LIVE WITH PASSION WITH THE BEAUTIFUL YOU STAMP SET

Live with Passion – what a great incentive to keep in mind!  I pulled out the Beautiful You stamp set for today’s card( I hadn’t given it any love in a while).

I still have a few pieces of the Falling in Love Designer series paper, so added that lovely background piece.  When you want to watercolour I advise that you use our Shimmery White paper as it won’t pill as much and watercoloring is what I wanted to do.

Adding the greeting just so and finishing off with those bright stars makes this card one of my favourites!

Here’s the list of products that I used.  If you haven’t yet purchased the Beautiful You stamp set, just click on the picture to go directly to my online store. 

Glue Dots

$7.00

Happy Stamping!

ADD DELICATE DETAILS FOR A LACY TOUCH

Today’s card shows off 2 lovely stamp sets from the 2017 Occasions catalogue and the 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

I combined the So in Love stamp set with some lacy details from the Delicate Details stamp set(a Free Sale-A-Bration choice).

This card is done up nicely in Calypso Coral and the lovely Succulent Garden designer series paper.  Can you see the Delicate details lacy border in behind the main image?  I think it adds just the right touch.

Here’s the list for you.

Happy Stamping!

I LOVE THESE PRETTY T-SHIRTS

Are you someone who loves their T-shirts and wears them all the time?  I must say that they are my go-to top for as many occasions as I can manage!  Would you wear a t-shirt that looks like these?

The Custom Tee Bundle is just so much fun to play with and I couldn’t resist adding all those tiny flowers.  The greeting comes from that bundle as well.

I added both colours from the Metallic Ribbon combo pack just to amp things up a bit.  What do you think?

Here’s the list of products for you.

Big Shot

$136.00

We are now officially in the last 3 weeks of the 2017 Sale-A-Bration period – have you been thinking of Joining my Team?  There are some great perks for you if you join now, including adding 2 Free Stamp Sets for an added value of $136.  The Starter Kit is a cost of $135 but the total actual value is $165!  You can earn great perks during your time as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I’m alway available to answer your questions.  Go HERE to see more information and to sign up.

Happy Stamping!

 

DRAGONFLY TOUCHES FOR A CLEAN & SIMPLE CARD

Hi there and take a look at today’s clean and simple card!

I used the Touches of Texture stamp set and added the lovely greeting from Dragonfly Dreams to finish it off!  It’s a great way to combine the stamp sets you already have with the new that are in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

This card also involved some colouring with our Stampin’ Write Markers and yes, I used all the colour families for this.

Here’s the list for you in case you’d like to give this card a try over the weekend. 

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping to you.

JUST A NOTE WITH THE LIFT ME UP BUNDLE

The Lift Me Up Bundle is a great stamp set to use when you want to send someone a cheery card to lift up their spirits!

It also pairs up perfectly with the Carried Away Designer Series paper that you can get as a Free choice from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue(a $60 purchase gets you 1 free choice).

It’s a great card and I took inspiration from The Paper Players challenge this week.

Fussy-cutting indeed!  The large balloon die is very detailed so I used the Precision Base Plate as well as the Big Shot Die Brush to make sure that all those tiny pieces came out clean!

Here’s the full list of products that I used.

Big Shot

$136.00

Glue Dots

$7.00

Happy Stamping!

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