Color Theory Suite

There is a suite of products in the new Annual Catalogue that I know you are absolutely going to LOVE! It’s called the Color Theory Suite, and it not only shows off some beautiful colours, but also the four seasons in a year.

I’ve been getting ready for my New Catalogue Kick-Off Party (if you’re in the area, I’d love to see you! leave me a comment & I’ll get in touch). 聽So of course, I’ve been using products from my demonstrator pre-order to create cards and projects to share. 聽I’m so excited about this new suite that I just can’t wait – I’m going to share one of my cards with you now!

Product in the Color Theory Suite

Have you noticed that I’ve been spelling ‘color’ the ‘american’ way? 聽Yes I do know that I’ve been doing that, and yes, it is killing me! LOL 馃檪 As a Canadian, I always change the spelling in the catalogue to ‘our’ way of spelling. 聽It’s recently been pointed out to me that the spelling in the catalogue is the way that Stampin’ Up! has trademarked the name. 聽So, I will do my best, when it refers to a trademarked name, to use the spelling it was given. 聽If I slip up – you’ll forgive me, right?!

The Color Theory Suite is just that – an entire suite of coordinating products. 聽If you’re like me, you’re going to want them all! 聽The suite includes:

  • Colorful Season stamp set – 24 photopolymer stamps
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies – 17 dies
  • Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack – 48 double sided 6″x6″ sheets (Berry Burst, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim and Whisper White featured colours)
  • Color Theory Cardstock Pack – 24 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets in聽Berry Burst, Dapper Denim and Old Olive
  • 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon – available individually in 3 colours; Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive;聽 10 yds ea.
  • Glitter Enamel Dots – package of 160 dots
  • Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack – 72 cards + embellishments

See what I mean? 聽An amazing assortment of products, and all coordinated to work together! 聽I used the Glitter Enamel Dots in my project in yesterday’s post – check it out.聽

Color Theory Suite

The picture above shows the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, which you’ll be able to purchase as the Colorful Seasons Bundle, and save 10%! 聽You should definitely do that, so you can spend your savings on the rest of the suite of products! 馃槈

Take a Seat

Color Theory Suite

For this card, I chose to use the beach chair image, stamped directly onto a panel of Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack paper in Crushed Curry. 聽I love how each colour strip gives a feeling of the intensity of the sun, as you relax in your chair, cooling beverage in hand. 聽I used Lemon Lime Twist ink to stamp the drink onto Whisper White cardstock – and I didn’t even have to fussy cut it! 聽Thank goodness for thinlits for small 聽pieces.

The chair seat, small flowers and sentiment were stamped in Berry Burst ink directly onto the DSP. 聽For the die cut flowers, I used Berry Burst full strength and stamped off once. 聽Fresh Fig ink was used for the flower stamen. 聽Crumb Cake ink was used for the chair frame, and the branch was die cut using the Big Shot and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, from Crumb Cake cardstock.

Color Theory Suite

In the picture above, you can see the close up of the flowers and branch, which I attached using Glue Dots. 聽I also added the Glitter Enamel Dots in the middle of each large flower.

Lots of Dimension

Color Theory Suite

To add dimension to my card besides panel of DSP, I like mixing die cuts with direct to paper stamping. 聽The Seasonal Layers Thinlits Die make this easy to do!

The Inside Scoop

The sentiments in this set are terrific, too. 聽I added this one to the inside panel:

Color Theory Suite

Wouldn’t this be a great sentiment for a wedding card?

How To Order

You’ll be able to order the new Color Theory Suite of products – any or all of them – on June 1st. 聽If you want to get your hands on them BEFORE June 1st, you can Join My Team as a demonstrator, and you can choose your Starter Kit from the pre-order list! 聽That’s right – you can be the envy of your friends and get your new products right now! 聽You’ll also become part of my fun team, the Stampin’ Up! family, and have access to tons of great creative and business ideas and information. 聽Not to mention the immediate 20% Discount on all of your future product orders! 馃檪

If you’d like more information on joining my team, you can send me an email at and I’ll get right back to you, or you can CLICK HERE for info, and to sign up. 聽You’ll be glad you did!


Daisy Delight for Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Hello again stamping friend! 聽I’m so excited about today’s post; I’m using a new bundle called Daisy Delight for Paper Craft Crew Challenge PCC244!

You are going to love our new sketch challenge, and the new bundle I’m sharing with you.

PCC244 – Sketch Challenge

Daisy Delight for Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Ok, so it’s probably pretty obvious why I decided to use the new Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch, when I saw this sketch! 聽I really did stay true to the sketch on this one 馃檪

Daisy Delight聽

Daisy Delight for Paper Craft Crew Challenge

I used 3 colours for this card; Night of Navy, So Saffron and Whisper White. 聽The large daisy image was stamped in Night of Navy ink 4 times on scrap pieces of Whisper White cardstock, and I punched with the new Daisy Punch. 聽I used a Sponge Dauber to add a bit more shading towards the center of the daisies. 聽Using the multiple layers makes me think of a Gerbera daisy – they’re my favourite!

I layered the flowers together alternating Stampin’ Dimensionals and Multipurpose Glue. 聽After layering, I used my Bone Folder to curl the petals up & downward, just like a real daisy. 聽Using the Daisy Delight stamp set, I stamped additional daisies in Night of Navy ink onto the Whisper White panel, and added the dots in So Saffron ink. 聽The center of the daisy was also stamped in So Saffron ink, then I added one of the new Glitter Enamel Dots.

Daisy Delight for Paper Craft Crew Challenge

After stamping, I wrapped some retired聽Night of Navy Thick Baker’s Twine 3 times around the top 1/3rd of the panel, then attached it to the card base of Night of Navy cardstock. 聽The sentiment is from the retiring Crazy About You stamp set (you can still get it until the end of May!). 聽Using the Sponge Dauber again, I edged the sentiment pieces with some Night of Navy ink. 聽They are聽attached to the card front with Dimensionals.

The Inside Scoop

Daisy Delight for Paper Craft Crew Challenge

I couldn’t resist decorating the inside panel; the lovely little daisies look like they’re falling in a breeze! 聽Since I’m not sure who this card will go to, I haven’t added a sentiment yet. 聽You can see the sheet of gorgeous Glitter Enamel Dots in front – aren’t those colours amazing! 聽And each colour goes from light to dark, in an ombre style. 聽I know I’ll be using these a lot!

Join In The Challenge

You are going to be SO excited when you get your hands on the new catalogue 馃檪 聽But until then, use what you have, and join in the challenge! Remember, the sketch is a guide, so you don’t have to use a flower for that focal point; feel free to substitute a different shape. 聽Check out the rest of the Design Team’s cards on the Paper Craft Crew page, then grab the link and join us!



Got Your Eastern Palace Bundle Yet?

Time is running out – have you got your Eastern Palace Bundle yet?! These special bundles are my May ‘Bundle of the Month’ offers – they’re so good, I didn’t have to 聽put together my own!

Got Your Eastern Palace Bundle Yet?

Why You WANT This Bundle!

Do you like special discounted prices? 聽Special Bundles that are only available for a limited time? How about FREE products?! 聽If you answered YES to these questions, then you WANT to order one of the Eastern Palace Suite special pre-order bundles.

What You Get

There are 2 bundles to choose from; the Starter Bundle and the Premier Bundle. 聽Both are awesome, and are made up of products that you will have to order individually, once the new catalogue goes ‘live’ on June 1st. 聽You get not only a new stamp set, but other products and 3 new In Colour full sized ink pads.

Starter Bundle

The Starter Bundle is perfect for the either the beginning crafter, or someone who wants to kit they can take with them, without the Big Shot. 聽This bundle includes everything you need to make gorgeous cards – including the FREE Note Cards and Envelopes! 聽It’s priced at only $77.75

Got Your Eastern Palace Bundle Yet?

Premier Bundle

The Premier Bundle is perfect for the avid crafter; someone who already owns a Big Shot, or is ready to purchase one. 聽You get everything to create and embellish gorgeous cards, including the FREE new Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and Envelopes. 聽It’s priced at $134.75.

Got Your Eastern Palace Bundle Yet?

Limited Time Only!

These special bundles are only available until May 31st! 聽After that, you’ll be able to purchase the bundled stamp set and thinlits dies, but everything else will have to be ordered separately. 聽You’ll 聽lose out on the special pricing, and the free products 馃檨

Special Offer from ME!

Because I think these bundles are so special, and I know that you’re going to love them, and the versatility of this set, I have a special offer! 聽Everyone who orders the Premier Bundle from me will be invited to a FREE CLASS, where we will make these 3 fabulous cards!

Got Your Eastern Palace Bundle Yet?

If you order the Starter Bundle from me, you’ll also be invited to this class, for a small fee of $10, to cover the use of my Thinlits Dies, and the extra products we’ll be using.


Don’t delay – click on the button below, and get your order in today! 聽As soon as I receive notice of your order, you’ll receive your invitation to class 馃檪

Got Your Eastern Palace Bundle Yet?

Click the Order Now button, or click on the images below, to go directly to my online store. 聽Or if you prefer, contact me directly at, and I’ll place your order for you!


Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

I’d like to wish everyone who is a mother, was a mother, or is just like a mother – a very Happy Mother’s Day! 聽I’ve known a lot of women in my life, and I can say with certainty that giving birth is not the only qualifier to make you a mother to someone 馃檪 聽Love, sharing, patience, guidance, laughter; these are all important attributes we all strive to embody. 聽Sometimes it’s easier than others – but 聽that’s all part of it!

I’m very fortunate to have 2 sons, both who are now young men (where did the time go) of whom I’m very proud, and love very much 馃檪 聽I’ve been spoiled with flowers, chocolates and gifts today, and we’re going out for dinner later. 聽Even without all of that, I still consider myself very lucky.

How Do You Celebrate Mother’s Day?

We you celebrated聽and fussed over? 聽Did you fuss over someone else in your life? 聽(We did go and visit my step-mom yesterday, with flowers and a card!) 聽If you fell a bit behind in your shopping, there’s always the current awesome sale for new subscribers on Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin – 25% OFF for New Subscribers

Happy Mother's Day Paper Pumpkin sale

Our Creativity Starts Here promotion is offering first-time subscribers an introductory 25% discount on June, July, and August 2017 kits. Not only will they like saving money, but they鈥檒l also love starting a new creative journey. It has never been easier to skip to the fun!

Besides a great introductory discount, what are the other perks of having a Paper Pumpkin subscription?

  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!

If you and/or your Mom (or anyone else, for that matter) loves to do crafts, but isn’t sure about ‘investing’ in a whole lot of supplies as once, Paper Pumpkin is the perfect choice!

How To Order

Happy Mother's Day

To order, simply CLICK HERE. 聽Then, enter Promo Code STARTHERE (no spaces, all caps) in the code area, fill out your personal info, and you’re done! 聽You can sit back, relax and your June Paper Pumpkin will arrive via UPS or FedEx to your doorstep around the 15th of June. 聽Then July, and August – at 25% off each month! 聽Your subscription will continue each month, unless you manually go to the site again, and either place your subscription on ‘hold’ (1 month at a time), or cancel.

No Excuses!

I admit; we all 聽have days when we want to create, but don’t know what to do, if we have the right products, or even how to put it together. 聽Well, with Paper Pumpkin, we even provide the mojo!

With our kits, you have everything you need in one box. You鈥檒l get:

  • An expertly-designed project
  • All the supplies to complete the project, pre-cut and ready to go
  • Step-by-step instructions (including a video)
  • Something new and different every month

So no waiting! Whether it’s a late Mother’s Day gift (hey – order it now, and give her the activation code in her card, at dinner!), a birthday gift, or a treat for yourself, go ahead! 聽ORDER NOW!


PCC243 Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Welcome to PCC243 Paper Craft Crew Challenge! 聽

We have another great sketch for you this week; 聽have a look.

PCC243 Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Remember that the sketch is a guideline; you can change the orientation, or change the shapes. For example, you could make the circle into a square, or even a butterfly!

Beautiful You

For my card, I stayed with the sketch layout, and used the Beautiful You stamp set.

PCC243 Paper Craft Crew Challenge

I was so happy when I found out that this Beautiful You stamp set IS carrying over into the new catalogue! 聽It’s definitely been a very popular set. It’s too bad that we have to say good-bye to the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper. Hopefully you were able to grab an extra stack, like I did, before it sold out!


I kept my colours simple; Delightful Dijon and Whisper White cardstock, along with the Serene Scenery DSP. 聽I stamped the dancing lady image in Memento Black ink onto the Whisper White panel, then used my Watercolour Pencils and Blender pen for colouring. 聽I used Rich Razzleberry for her dress and hat. 聽Then I scribbled some Basic Gray onto my Grid Paper, and picked it up with the Blender Pen to add some shadowing. 聽Rays of sunshine were added using the Daffodil Delight pencil.

PCC243 Paper Craft Crew Challenge

You can barely see it, but I did put a layer of Delightful Dijon cardstock underneath my stamped panel; I kept it to a 1/8″ margin – just enough for it to peek past the white. 聽I attached a length of Burlap Ribbon behind the image panel, after cutting banner tails in each end. 聽For the sentiment I stamped on Whisper White in Memento Black ink, and used the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. It’s attached in top of a banner of the same pattern DSP, and anchored to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional. 聽To finish off the card, I added 3 sequins from the colourful Sprinkles Embellishments from the Occasions Catalogue.

Your Turn!

Now it’s your turn to create a card, and link up for the challenge! First you’ll want to check out the rest of the Design Team’s terrific projects on the Paper Craft Crew blog. 聽Then you may be our next Top Pick! 聽Good luck to you!

Don’t forget that the Retiring Products sale is still on – there’s still time to order your stamp sets before they’re all gone!



Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

You know that I just had to get the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle! I couldn’t imagine having those wonderful stamp images, and not being able to die cut and layer them 馃檪 聽I always like to take advantage of the bundles offered by Stampin’ Up!. 聽You know you’re going to be saving money, and c’mon admit it – you don’t like fussy cutting all that much! 馃槈

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

In case you missed my previous post, this is what’s included in the Premier Bundle:

Very Versatile Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

You get not only the stamp sets and thinlits, you’ll also get the Designer Series Paper, Cardstock Pack, Tassels, Stickers, and 3 New In Colours! 聽Plus – 2 free items – a package each of the Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes and the NEW Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock!

I’ve been having fun creating with the new bundle. 聽I made this new card today.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle


This card highlights the new In Colour Fresh Fig. I love this colour – it reminds me of the retired Blackberry Bliss ink, although not quite as dark. The great thing about these thinlits is that there’s almost innumerable combinations of layers that you can make. 聽For this card, I used 2 thinlits, both which cut out the petal shapes. 聽After die cutting with the Big Shot and the Eastern Medallion Thinlits using the Precision Base Plate, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner in Versamark and Fresh Fig ink, covered it with Clear Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool to emboss it. 聽On the Fresh Fig cardstock, I stamped the small petal shape in Versamark ink聽and repeated the embossing process. 聽I did the same with the diamond image stampe on the bottom of the card front.聽I layered this piece of Very Vanilla cardstock over a panel of Fresh Fig cardstock, popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

Isn’t it great how you can create such dimension with the die cuts?! 聽The 1/8″ Ribbon in Gold, a Gold Tassel and the gold Vinyl Sticker in the middle of the die cut, finish off the card perfectly.

Bonus – Free Class

As a ‘thank you’ to you for purchasing the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle from me, you will be invited to a FREE CLASS where we will be creating 3 cards, using the supplies in your bundle! You bring your bundle, and I’ll supply the adhesives, ribbon and step-by-step instructions. 聽If you’re not able to attend in person, I will email you the instructions! 聽And if you purchase the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, you can still attend the class, for the small fee of $10. You’ll be able to use my Eastern Medallion Thinlits, ribbon, adhesives and receive the step-by-step instructions.


These special bundles are available only until May 31st, so don’t delay! 聽Click on the images below to place your order, or contact me directly at


Assorted Cards Sharing

Welcome back, stamping friend! 聽I’m back with assorted cards sharing; the rest of the cards from my Chicks & Chocolate card class last weekend; you can see more details about the class in yesterday’s post.

As not everyone needs a Mother’s Day card, or multiples of them, I like to offer a class that has cards for various occasions. 聽I also have different sentiment stamps available, and always encourage my customers to use the one they find most appropriate.

Mother’s Day Card

I did create this card using a Mother’s Day sentiment on the front, but some of the ladies did change it to suit their need.

Assorted Cards SharingAlthough the stamp set (A Nice Cuppa) and the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper are both retired, the colours are not! 聽I love the Peekaboo Peach and Pear Pizzazz for this card – it’s so bright and cheery. 聽The lovely layering of the DSP and cardstock bring out each of the colours. Finishing off the card front are the cute bow, and scattered pearls.

Of course, 聽you have to finish off the inside of the card, as well!

Assorted Cards Sharing

The sentiment is from the retiring Suite Sentiments stamp set, in Peekaboo Peach ink. 聽We added a strip of the same pattern of DSP from the front, to the bottom of the inside.

For A Friend

Assorted Cards Sharing

I know that every stamp set can’t carry over from the Occasions catalogue, but I do admit to being very disappointed that this Special Reason stamp set and coordinating Stylish Stems Framelits are not carrying over 馃檨 聽This card also uses 2 of my favourite retiring In Colours – Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron. 聽Luckily the Timeless Textures stamp set will still be available! 聽Although the Pearls Embellishments are on the retiring list, they will be coming back – just in reconfigured packaging.

Hello, Baby!

Assorted Cards Sharing

Don’t you just want to hug this bear?! 聽Thanks to the 3 step stamping of the Baby Bear stamp set, this bear looks ready to be hugged. 聽The colours used for the bear are Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand inks. 聽The bow was created by 2 step stamping in Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum inks. 聽For the cardstock, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake were used. 聽The large panel of Blushing Bride cardstock was embossed using the Big Shot with the Elegant Dots embossing folder. 聽You can’t see much of it, but a strip of the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper was layered on top of the strip of Crumb Cake cardstock, down the middle of the card.

Events & Calendar

We always have fun at card class, and at my other events. 聽No, I’m not bragging – it’s the wonderful people who attend that make it such fun! 馃檪 聽If you’re looking for a class to join, or one of my events to attend, just check the Events tab or click on my Calendar on the left side-bar. 聽I need to schedule my upcoming classes, but my next event, which is my New Catalogue Kick Off Party has been scheduled – make sure you RSVP! 聽You’re always welcome!

Ordering Products

Remember that stamp sets that are on the Retiring List will still be available until May 22nd; after that, then are available ‘while supplies last’ only. 聽To order those, or any of the (non-retired/sold out) products that I’ve used in making these cards, click on the images below!




Chicks & Chocolate Card Class

Last weekend I had a fun get together with some wonderful customer friends for a Chicks & Chocolate Card Class. 聽 What – you’ve never heard of a Chicks & Chocolate class before? 聽Well, I usually have one per year – because we really enjoy our chocolate!

We created 4 cards, each with a different theme; birthday, friend, Mother’s Day and baby. 聽As everyone was finishing their last card, I set out the goodies 馃檪

The Chocolate Part of a Chicks & Chocolate Card Class

Chicks & Chocolates card class

We had 2 types of chocolate cookies, delicious cream filled, chocolate covered mini eclairs, a chocolate swirl cheesecake, and an assortment of Ghirardelli chocolates (which just came direct from the San Francisco airport, thanks to my youngest son on his way home from Phoenix!). 聽Needless to say, we all indulged, and I even sent some of the Ghirardelli chocolates home with the ladies 馃檪

Fun While Creating

This was a smaller class, and I’d had to reschedule it from an earlier date, due to my Dad being in hospital. 聽(by the way – he’s back into his home now, and working on his recovery!). 聽But sometimes smaller classes can be a different kind of fun; there’s more sharing because of the smaller group, and there’s always lots of laughter 馃檪

Chicks & Chocolate card class

Up & Away Birthday Card

Chicks & Chocolate card class

Our first card is this birthday card made using the Lift Me Up Bundle of products. 聽I’m so happy that these products are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue! 聽You’ll still be able to purchase the Lift Me Up stamp set in wood mount or photopolymer, and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies.


This fun tri-fold card gives you lots of room to create the scene for your hot air balloon ride. 聽We used the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration for the length of the bottom of the folds. The large balloon was die cut from Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot, the Precision Plate and the Up & Away Thinlits. 聽Stamping the clouds with Soft Sky ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then die cutting them was easy. 聽Can you see the ‘wind’ look we created on the Soft Sky cardstock base? 聽We stamped the balloon string image from the retiring Balloon Adventures stamp set in Soft Sky ink. 聽It adds a subtle touch and a bit of fun!

Chicks & Chocolate card class

In the picture above, you can see the card open. 聽You have plenty of room to write your message on the inner panel, as well as the larger back panel.

How To Order Supplies

To order the supplies needed to make this card, click on my signature聽below to be taken directly to my online store. 聽There, you can continue to add the items to your cart. 聽I’ll be back with another post to share the rest of the cards we made!




Very Versatile Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies

Hi stamping friend! 聽I’m back today to talk some more about the Eastern Palace Suite Bundles that you can order now. 聽Specifically, I want to show you the聽very versatile Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies are! 聽Right now, the thinlits are only available if you purchase the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – they are not included in the Starter Bundle.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

In case 聽you missed my previous post, here is a picture of everything you receive in the Premier Bundle.

Very Versatile Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies

The Thinlits Dies

First of all, you get an incredible 14 thinlits in this set! 聽The above picture does not show all of the thinlits, obviously. 聽Not to worry – here’s a picture of all of the thinlits. 聽I’ve removed them off of the cardboard they are attached to; it’s double sided. 聽I’ve placed them how they look when they arrive; nested together. 聽You can see how they can work together, in the configuration that they are shown.

Very Versatile Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies

In this next picture, I’ve separated the thinlits, so you can see all 14 of them.

Very Versatile Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies

Using the Thinlits Dies

Obviously, you can use each thinlit die individually, but the real magic is when you start to combine them! 聽I highly recommend playing with these, and see all of the amazing combinations you make. 聽To start, die cut each one individually, so you can see the basic shape. 聽Then, use them as they come out of the package, in the 1st picture shown. 聽Finally, start experimenting!

The Versatility

What I want to share with you is the die cuts I made by first using them as they came nested, then by mixing and matching. 聽I didn’t do the single cuts; I figured that was so simple you didn’t need me to do that for you. 聽Here are the combinations I made.

Very Versatile Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies

I was able to come up with 15 combinations – and I’m sure I probably missed some others! 聽Not only that, but these are just the thinlits dies; once the stamping is added, you get another whole new look!

Best Way To Buy The Premier Bundle

I’m sharing this best way to buy tip with you, because I care about you! 聽I know that I need my money to go as far as it can, and I’m sure 聽you appreciate a good buy as well. 聽So here’s my tip: the best way to buy the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – is to Join My Team!

Yes – I’m serious! 聽Let’s crunch the numbers, okay? 聽Here in Canada, the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle is $134.75, plus tax and shipping. 聽To Join My Team costs $135 – but you GET $165 in products!! 聽See where I’m going here?!

You can join my team, get the Premier Bundle, PLUS and extra $30.25 聽in FREE PRODUCTS – all for $135 plus tax. 聽And FREE SHIPPING! 馃檪 聽

Of course, if you don’t want to get the Premier Bundle, you don’t have to. 聽You get to choose ANY PRODUCTS you want for your Starter Kit – INCLUDING FROM THE NEW CATALOGUE PRE-ORDER LIST! – all for $135 plus tax. 聽 And there’s no obligation to continue as a demonstrator (although you’re probably going to want to keep purchasing, at least for a while, at a minimum discount of 20% off retail price!).


To join my team, and get the best possible deal – CLICK HERE! 聽If you’d rather just order the Premier Bundle, which includes the thinlits, or the Starter Bundle, 聽click on my signature聽below. 聽Either way, I hope I’ve helped you to decide which action, or bundle, suits you best. 聽If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email at, and I’ll get right back to 聽you. 馃檪


Up For A Challenge

Hello stamping friend! 聽Are 聽you up for a challenge – a Paper Craft Crew challenge, that is?! 聽

This week’s challenge is a fun Colour Challenge – have a look:

Up For A Challenge

How To Play Along

It’s super easy to play along with PCC242 – Colour Challenge. 聽All you need to do is create a card or project using 3 of the 4 colours shown above. 聽You can also use neutrals – white, vanilla, gray, black and brown – as ‘free’ colours to use as well.

If you need inspiration, head over to the Paper Craft Crew challenge page, and see what all the of the Design Team have created for you, including my card. 聽Then, after you’ve finished with your project, link it up, and you may be our next Top Pick! 馃檪

My Card

I went with Coral, Deep Blue, and Pale Yellow as my colour selections. 聽I used Stampin’ Up!’s Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim and So Saffron inks.

Up For A Challenge

I’m so glad that the Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating Everyday Jar Thinlits Dies are carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue! 聽The colours I chose are carrying over, too.


I did add in one colour that wasn’t on the list – and that’s the Pear Pizzazz ink and cardstock that I used for the leaves and stems. 聽Other than that – it’s all legit!

My card base is So Saffron cardstock, layered with Calypso Coral and Whisper White. 聽On separate pieces of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the flowers in Calypso Coral and So Saffron ink; stamping the full flower after stamping off once. 聽Then, the shading stamp was stamped full strength, to provide depth.

To provide more depth to the image, the jar was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink, then die cut using the Everyday Jar Thinlits and the Big Shot. 聽The ‘water’ was created by stamping with the Dapper Denim ink pad. 聽I both stamped leaves/stems directly onto the jar and Whisper White panel, as well as stamping and die cutting from Pear Pizzazz cardstock. 聽So Saffron ink was used to stamp the sentiment directly onto the card front, once the flowers, leaves and stems were attached using both Stampin’ Dimensionals and Multipurpose Glue.

Make Your Card Stand Out

Up For A Challenge

You can make your card stand out from the crowd by adding dimension! 聽The first obvious one is having more than one layer of cardstock for your card. 聽Second is to add die cuts. And to add even more dimension and depth to you card, add the die cuts in varying heights. 聽I did this by attaching some with the Multipurpose Glue, and others with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Of course you can also add embellishments such as pearls, rhinestones, sequins and ribbon to your card to give it some extra ‘oomph’ 馃檪

Get Creating!

Now it’s your turn to get creating! You can get the link to join the challenge on the Paper Craft Crew blog page. 聽I’m looking forward to seeing what colours you choose, and what you create with them.

To order the supplies used to create this card, you can click on the images below, and order directly from my online store.