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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Next month, I have a class called Flower Frenzy! It's one of my favourite classes ALL year because of all the fussy cutting! My students don't like it so much (the fussy cutting part), but they sure do like the final results!!

There's no fussy cutting on this card thanks to the coordinating dies from Stampin' UP! that match the Flower Patch stamps - love that!! It's available as a bundle and if you order it that way, you'll save 15% over the cost of buying the stamps and dies separately.

I started off with a base of Pistachio Pudding and added a layer of Coastal Cabana polka dot Designer series Paper. Both of these colours are retiring this year, so now's the time to snap them up! Once the retiring list is released (in just a couple of months), the In Colours will sell out in HOURS.

I die cut the Whisper White Cardstock using the Labels Framelits Dies and my Big Shot and then added the flower using Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral and the leaf using Pistachio Pudding and Wild Wasabi. The sentiment was stamped in Coastal Cabana. I added the die cut flower which was stamped in two colours and then die cut.

The finishing touch was a piece of Coastal Cabana Bakers Twine tied in a bow.

Check out the rest of the crew here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Flower Patch
INK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay
PAPERS: Whisper White and Pistachio Pudding Cardstock; Coastal Cabana DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

A lovey-dovey-baby class wouldn't be complete without a valentine for the man in your life, so we created this one using Banner Banter and adorable little banner punch. Cute, but without being too girly.

First all the images were stamped and punched out. A word to the can stamp these image straight up and down or sideways and they'll fit in the punch either way. The punch, however, is positioned sideways, so just be sure you're stamping in the right direction. :)

After the images were all punched, a ½ of a Stampin' Dimensional was applied to each piece - these are tiny pieces of paper, so you only really need a ½ dimensional.

We stuck them down and then I did some bow-tying magic to complete the banner look.

We stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Real Red ink.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Banner Banter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Real Red, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
PAPERS: Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Banner Punch, Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Have you checked out the PUMPKIN??

Hey peeps!!

I had SO much fun in Orlando for Leadership...then I came home and my Pats won. Now it's back to reality.

Oh well…what do you do…

Attending the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference is always a highlight of the year for me.  I get away and get some sun for a few days, get to reconnect with other demonstrators and generally soak up the awesomeness of being surrounded by 1600 like minded people all in the same place at the same time!

This year, we focused a lot on Paper Pumpkin. Are you a subscriber? If not, NOW is the perfect time! You can subscribe, get a discount AND get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item. Just go ahead and click on the image below and it will take you to the sign up page. 


A 3-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription is a perfect way to give Paper Pumpkin a try!
For the first time ever, Stampin’ UP! is lowering the price of the 3-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.  During Sale-A-Bration, you can save money and instantly qualify for a Sale-A-Bration FREE product of your choice!
Why did Stampin’ UP! choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things I, and you’ll, love.
  1. Save $6.00 on your subscription.
  2. The price point instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  3. Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.
I’ve seen a sneak peak of the next few monthly kits and they looked so fun, I can't wait to create with them!

paper pumpkin kit samples

And here is a video showing the current January 2015 kit – WARNING-EXTREME CUTENESS AHEAD:
So…how do you get on the Paper Pumpkin train?

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137859 3 months$74.85 $68.85
137860 6 months$143.70 — save $1 per month
137861 12 months$275.40 — save $2 per month

Call me or send me an email and I’ll set you up with the subscription of your choice or go to  and place your order being sure to use hostess code: DCRBD9TF before checking out.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

For the Newlyweds

This past Saturday, I held a class where we focused on love, marriage and babies - we had SO much fun! least I students don't exactly LOVE fussy cutting as much as I do - LOL!

We started off with a base of Blushing Bride Cardstock and added a sponged and paper pierced layer of Whisper White Cardstock.

Then it was on to the stamping and fussy cutting. We stamped and cut two of the larger flowers and then stamped the smaller flower twice so that it could be layered to add dimension. The decorative background was fussy cut as well.

We then used the "For the Newlyweds" sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and created a stacked banner sentiment.

Check out the rest of the crew here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Everything Eleanor, Teeny Tiny Wishes
PAPERS: Whisper White, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette Cardstock
INK: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush
ACCESSORIES: Paper Piercing Pack, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Let's meet for coffee!

This little set is still one of my favourites in the whole catalogue! As a demonstrator, I'm already thinking ahead to when the retiring list comes out (it'll be here before you know it!) and I sure hope this cute little set isn't on it!

I stamped the coffee cup three times for this card. The entire cup is one layer, the lid is another and the coffee cup band is a layer as well. I may be just a little fussy-cut crazy - LOL!

The "circles" were created by using the 2" and 2 ½" punch.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Perfect Blend
PAPERS: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Cardstock
INK: Chocolate Chip
ACCESSORIES: Basic Pearls, Blendabilities, Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Make it MOJO Birthday

Are you ready for another Make it MOJO? Here we go!

Cut two pieces of Bermuda Bay Cardstock:

  • 4 ¼" x 11"
  • 2 ¼" x 4 ⅛"
  • You'll also need a piece of Bermuda Bay scrap for the "Just for You"
Cut two pieces of Whisper White Cardstock:
  • 4" x 5 ¼" (this is your inside layer)
  • 2 ⅛" x 4" 
Cut a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock:
  • 3" x 4 ¼"
Cut a piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock:
  • ¾" x 4 ¼" (this is for your scalloped edge)
Cut a piece of Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper:
  • 3" x 4"

Let's get started!

Fold your 4 ¼" x 11" piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock in half to form your card base and set it aside.

Ink up your image with Calypso Coral Ink and stamp it onto your small piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Clean off your stamp and ink it up again in Versamark ink. Stamp it onto the scrap of Bermuda Bay Cardstock and emboss it with White Embossing Powder. Cut it out leaving a narrow border so the Bermuda Bay is peeking out. Adhere it to your larger stamped image using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Mat this image panel onto the smaller piece of Bermuda Bay and then mat it again with Stampin' Dimensionals this time unto the piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock. Take care to make sure it's on the left hand side as you need room for the ribbon/bow.

Tie your ribbon and add it to the right hand side of your Crushed Curry Cardstock. Set it aside.

Attach your 3" x 4" piece of Birthday Bash DSP to the bottom of your card, taking care to leave even borders around the three sides.

Using the scalloped border punch, punch the edge of your Calypso Coral Cardstock and add it to the front of the card so it *just* touches the top of the DSP.

Add your whole image panel to the front of the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamp your 4" x 5 ¼" piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the sprinkles stamp from the Balloon Bash Stamp Set and attach it to the inside of your card.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Balloon Bash
INK: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Versamark
PAPERS: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry Cardstock; Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Get your stamp on!!'ve got your hands FULL with Valentine's Day, but once that's out of the way, you've got all these OTHER reasons to stamp! Send a card! 


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Jerry Spinelli’s Birthday (1941)
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February 2nd
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February 4th
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World Cancer Day

February 5th
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World Nutella Day

February 6th
Babe Ruth’s Birthday (1895)
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February 7th
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Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Birthday (1867)
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February 8th
Autism Sunday
Boy Scout Anniversary
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Jules Verne’s Birthday (1828)
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February 10th
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Umbrella Day
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February 11th
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Make a Friend Day
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National Shut-In Visitation Day
Professional Sports Wives Day
Sarah Palin’s Birthday (1964)
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White T-Shirt Day
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February 23rd
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