Creation Station Blog Tour – It’s Bloom Time

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Welcome to another blog tour with the Creation Station design team – we’re glad to have you join us!

Summer  is in full swing now, so we thought we’d celebrate with everything blooming!  That’s right – it’s all about the flowers this time, so you’ll see lots of beauty in this blog tour.  Our feature stamp sets will be Flower Patch and Flower Shop, with some bonus watercolouring and/or colouring using Blender Pens thrown in for good artistic measure!

All of the participating blogs are linked together in a circle, so as long as you keep clicking on the ‘Next’ or ‘Back’ button (in one direction), you’ll be taken through all of the blogs, and you’ll see all the great creations made just for your viewing.  There’s only 5 of us this tour (summer schedules, you know!), but you’ll enjoy every moment :)  If you’ve been traveling forward, you’ll have just come from the amazing creations of Sara Levin – I just love her work!

To start, I decided to combine stamping with water, and the Flower Patch stamp set.

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I started by using a Stampin’ Spritzer to spray a panel of Watercolour Paper with water.  I then inked up the largest stamp from the Flower Patch stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink, lightly spritzed the stamp with water, then stamped onto the damp Watercolour Paper.  I repeated this using the different flower images and the ink colours in Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum and Wisteria Wonder.  The leaves were stamped the same way, using Pear Pizzazz ink.

This is a fun technique to play with; you get different looks depending on how wet you have your paper and/or stamp.

After the paper had dried, I applied a dot of Dazzling Details in Gold in the centre of the flowers.  The ‘hello’ was die cut using the Big Shot and the Hello You Thinlits Dies, and cut from Gold Foil Sheets.  I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue to attached the stamped panel to a panel of Wisteria Wonder cardstock, the wrapped some Gold Baker’s Twine around the two pieces.  I then attached the whole thing to a card base of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

I had fun making this next card with the fancy fold technique called shadow box card.

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This fold is fun to do, and easy, too!  You start with 2 pieces – I used Very Vanilla cardstock for the back piece, and Bohemian Designer Series Paper for the front; both 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, scored on each end at 1/2″ and 1″.

I used the new Tags & Labels Framelits to create the opening in the centre of the Bohemian DSP, as well as to create the frame around the opening made with Bermuda Bay cardstock.  It’s important to do all your stamping and decorating before attaching the 2 pieces, so that your card shape doesn’t get flattened!

After creating the opening in the front of the card, I stamped the sentiment onto the back piece, using Bermuda Bay ink and the sentiment from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.  I wanted to add some embellishments to the inside of the card, so I added 3 flowers from the Petite Petals set, stamped in Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay, and cut out using the matching Petite Petals Punch.

On the outside of the card, I wanted to add some flowers around the frame, so I stamped the larger flower using Crushed Curry ink and the Flower Shop stamp set, and cut it out using the coordinating Pansy Punch.  I then stamped 3 more flowers using the Petite Petals stamp and Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss inks (which are the coordinating colours in the DSP), and used the Petite Petals Punch to cut them out.

I added them around the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added some 1/8″ Ribbon in Gold behind the flowers.  A fairly easy card to create, but it can be a ‘wow’ because of the unique design.

For my last card, I had fun again using the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets, and the Hello You Thinlits Dies.

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For this card, I started with a card base of 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored in half at 5 1/2″.  I then cut 2″ off of the top of the front panel, so that you can see the top of the back panel.

To the front panel I added a piece of the retired Irresistibly Yours paper (it may be retired, but it was replaced by Colour Me Irresistible Specialty DSP in the Annual Catalogue!).  I used the leaf design, and coloured it using a Sponge Dauber and Pear Pizzazz ink.  After colouring with the ink & dauber, simply take a paper towel and wipe the excess ink off of the embossed leaf design – voila!  It looks like my flowers have stems & leaves! :)

I stamped 5 flowers in Melon Mambo ink using the Flower Shop stamp set and the Pansy Punch for cutting them out, then layered a Daffodil Delight flower from the Petite Petals stamp set (cut out using the matching Petite Petals Punch) in the centre.  After gluing the coloured Irresistibly Yours paper to the front, I attached the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals, so that they are attached to the front, and layer up over part of the back panel.

I created the sentiment using the Hello You Thinlits; I die cut the ‘thanks’ twice from Whisper White cardstock, and layered the 2 together for more dimension.  I then used Sponge Daubers and Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz ink to add some colour to the letters, so that they would stand out better on the Whisper White panel I attached to the inside back of the card.

Those are my projects for this blog tour – I hope you enjoyed seeing them, and got some creative ideas!  If you have time to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

Now you can either head back to have another look at Sara’s projects – they were great, weren’t they?!  Or you can click on the ‘next’ button, and start back at the beginning of the tour at Jennifer Downey’s blog.

If you’d like to purchase any of the supplies I used in my projects, simply click on the image(s) below, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store, where you can place your order.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Happy July 4th!

Hello stamping friends!

I wanted to wish all my friends south of the border (yes, I’m in Canada!) a very Happy 4th of July!  I hope that you all have a safe and happy celebration!

I’m finishing up my Creation Station blog tour post for tomorrow, so I hope you’ll come back for that – in the meantime, don’t forget about the updated items in the Clearance Rack, as well as the Weekly Deals available through Monday, July 6th.   A new group of deals will be coming on Tuesday, July 7th.

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To go directly to my online store, simply click HERE – remember to use the current Hostess Code 2DKANCQG.

Until tomorrow – happy stamping!

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Christmas in July – You’re Invited!



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WHEN: Friday July 24th


Sunday, July 26th

10:00 am – 2:00 pm (each day)

WHERE: My House

855 Everett Crescent, Burnaby

COST: $25


Get your cards ready for the Holiday Season!!  Don’t wait ‘til the last minute, when you’re all stressed out and running out of time – make your Christmas cards NOW!

We will be making 12 Christmas cards (2 each of 6 designs)

Cost includes use of my stamp sets, inks, adhesives, embellishments, envelopes

a light lunch, and some festive Christmas music!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot early!

*Register with a ‘new to me* friend, and you’ll both receive a special gift!*

RSVP by July 14th by contacting me at 604.298.0472 or


Due to limited space and preparation involved, refunds for cancellations are not possible.  If you reserve a spot, and then are not able to attend, you may pick up your card kits at a later date.

The same cards will be made on both dates; the date options are to make it more accessible for more people to attend, as everyone’s schedule is different.

Make sure to reserve your spot NOW, so you’re not disappointed!  We always have tons of fun!!

PCCCS151 – Paper Craft Crew Challenge Sketch

Hello stamping friends!

It’s that time again – time for a new sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew design team!

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This new sketch has a lot of elements – have a look:



It can be a bit difficult sometimes to work everything in; remember, you are using the sketch as your basic outline; it doesn’t have to be a ‘perfect match’.

Here’s my card for this sketch:


I may have gone a *bit* over the top with the 1″ Dotted Lace Trim – but hey – it’s cute stuff! 😉

I used the 2 complementary baby sets – the new Made with Love, and the Something for Baby set that was carried over from last year.  Also carried over are the Baby’s First Framelits, which are a perfect match for both of these stamp sets.  So many shapes, so little to fussy cut! :)

I stamped the baby onsie in Watermelon Wonder, the bib in Crushed Curry, the socks in Watermelon Wonder & Bermuda Bay onto Whisper White cardstock, and used the Baby’s First Framelits to die cut them all, using the Big Shot.  The sentiment was stamped in Cucumber Crush onto Whisper White, and I used the fabulous new Tags & Labels Framelits to die cut the sentiment, as well as the background Tip Top Taupe.  I just love being able to perfectly match my tag shapes with this new framelit set!

Using the Made with Love set, I stamped the little bird in Bermuda Bay ink onto the Bermuda Bay cardstock, glued it to the Tip Top Taupe panel, then attached the 1″ Dotted Lace Trim in Watermelon Wonder using Sticky Strip.  For my card base, I started with Cucumber Crush cardstock, with a panel of Cherry on Top DSP, then a strip of Crushed Curry cardstock embossed using the Chevron embossing folder.  The stamped panel and die cuts were then all layered on top.

If I had this card to do again, I probably wouldn’t have worked in ALL the colours from the DSP – I would stick with just a couple of them!  It certainly is a bright and cheerful card, though! 😉

Please head over to the Paper Craft Crew page, and check out the fabulous designs of the rest of the team, then I hope you’ll create your own card & join in the challenge!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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Weekly Deals

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Today is Tuesday, so it’s time for Weekly Deals!  Not just that – but starting today through August 3rd, Stampin’ Up! is adding MORE products to the deals!  That means more items at up to 30% OFF, every week!

Here are this week’s deals –

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Something else new – Stampin’ Up! has announced that because these deals are so many, and so special, that there are limited quantities available at these special prices.  That means after the quantity set aside at the special prices is gone – they are back to regular price, even if the week isn’t over yet!

These are the quantities for this week’s deals:

Week of June 30 – July 6: Limited quantity available at a discounted price

 Item # Product Name  Available Quantity 
133785 Fun Flower Punch 2750
138399 Silver Sequin Trim 1100
139001 Pretty Petals 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Assortment Pack 1500
138389 Brights Sequin Assortment 3000
138415  Smoky Slate Thick Baker’s Twine 1200
138379 Build A Banner Kit 2500
138393 Classy Designer Buttons 2100
134569 Calypso Coral 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon 3500
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive 2500
133654 2014-2016 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers 7500
133782 2″ Circle Punch 2800


So if you see something you want on the Weekly Deals, don’t assume that you can wait until the end of the week to order it – because by then, it may be back to the regular price!

This week is also the start of additional products in the Clearance Rack; a few things have been added today; Stampin’ Up! has advised us demonstrators that more items will be added tomorrow.  You’ll want to keep checking back, as we haven’t been advised of any set dates/pattern for adding new items.  Again – these are all limited quantities, as these items are retired/discontinued.

If placing your order online through my store, please use Hostess Code 2DKANCQG.  I will be doing a draw at the end of these specials (Aug. 3rd) for everyone who places an order of $50  or more with me, either online using the hostess code, or me placing the order for you.

To order online, just CLICK HERE to get to my store; then click on the Clearance Rack and the Weekly Deals, to choose your items.  Of course, you can also order items from the current catalogue as well!!

I hope you’ll come back later this evening, when I’ll be sharing a new Paper Craft Crew design team card with you!

Until then – happy stamping!

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Deals that are Hotter than the Weather!

Ok – it is HOT here!  I mean hot, muggy, sticky hot!  It’s about 32 Celsius, but add in the humidity, and it feels more like 38C.   (that’s about 100 Fahrenheit).   And no, we don’t have air conditioning in our house :(

So when I say that Stampin’ Up! has some deals that are hotter than the weather – I mean these are HOT!

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Tomorrow is the last day to Join My Team – the INKcredibly Creative Crew – as a demonstrator, and get not only $155 in SU! products for only $125, but you also get to choose 2 STAMP SETS- any 2 from the current catalogue – for absolutely FREE!  But wait – there’s more!  By joining before the end of June 30th (10 pm Pacific Time), you also will get a one-time 30% discount off your first order of $200 or more!  Of course, you also get all the other goodies such as free shipping, free business kit, access to the demonstrator only website with literally thousands of shared ideas, free online video training from SU!, plus much more.  Then of course there’s the continual minimum discount on your Stampin’ Up! products of 20% on each personal order, or 20% commission on sales you make.

If that’s not enough to get you going, how about this?

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Starting tomorrow – June 30th through August 3rd – you can save up to 30% on more Weekly Deals, and up to 60% on extra items in the Clearance Rack!!   By the way – did you know that you can include items from the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack in your demonstrator Starter Kit?!  Woo-hoo!!  More bang for your buck!

Of course you don’t have to join my team to take advantage of the Weekly & Clearance Rack deals – (but why wouldn’t you?)  Many people think that to be a demonstrator, you have to hold weekly parties, teach stamping classes and book tables at craft fairs.  Well you could, and all those things would help you increase your business and make sales, but you don’t have to!  If you want to just take advantage of the minimum 20% continual discount for your own purchases, and get to be one of the first to pre-order from new catalogues, we still want you to join!

I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 4 years now, and I’m enjoying not just building my business and my team, but also spending time with my team members and making lots of new friends from around the world; because Stampin’ Up! gives  you that opportunity, if you want it.

So if you’re ready to Join the FunCLICK HERE to fill out the online form; if you’d like to talk to me first, give me a call or email at 604.298.0472 or and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Remember these special deals in the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so if you see something you want – don’t wait!  Order it right away – you can order online directly through my store – PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE 2DKANCQG.  

So to order online, CLICK HERE, or give me a call or email.

I’ll be back later tonight to post the Weekly Deals.  Until then – happy stamping!

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June & Mary’s Stampin’ Up! Party – Fun times!

Hello stamping friends!  Just last night I was demonstrating, stamping and having fun at a party hosted by 2 lovely ladies, June C. and Mary C.  Despite the heat (we’re in the midst of a bit of heat wave here in Vancouver, with temps in the low 30’s Celsius, and getting higher), we all had lots of fun stamping, learning new techniques, and enjoying the amazing spread of food and beverages!  I always advise my hostesses to ‘go easy’ with the food stuffs, so as not to cause any extra work – but my gosh – June & Mary outdid themselves!  A good time was had by everyone, and no one left feeling hungry :)

I explained to everyone there, several who hadn’t seen the new catalogue yet, that I’m so excited with the new stamp sets, that they were the features in the cards we were going to make.

First off, using the fabulous new Watercolour Wings stamp set, I was able to introduce everyone to the concept of ‘layered’ stamping (previously known as 2 or 3 step stamping, but now trending under the term ‘layered’).  Everyone enjoyed it immensely, and really felt that they learned something new.  Mission accomplished! 😉

This is the card we created:

J&M's party watercolour wings

I just love these soft colours!  We started by stamping the base image of the butterfly in So Saffron onto Whisper White cardstock.  The next layer, which is the outer edge of the wings, is stamped in Pool Party ink, then the inside details stamped in Smoky Slate ink.  Do you notice how the Pool Party (blue) stamped on top of the So Saffron (yellow) creates a unique green?  Talk about happy accident – I think it looks gorgeous!

The butterfly is cut using the Big Shot and the Bold Butterfly Thinlits; after die cutting, we then stamped the butterfly body in Smoky Slate.

On the Whisper White panel, we stamped the triple dot image from this same set repeatedly in the same three ink colours; So Saffron, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.  Then, before attaching the butterfly, we positioned it where we wanted it, then pulled it down slightly, stamped the antenna in Smoky Slate onto the Whisper White panel, then attached the butterfly with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The sentiment was stamped in So Saffron ink on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock, then punched out using the now retired Modern Label punch, then the edges sponged using a Sponge Dauber (thank you June for letting us use your dauber, as I forgot mine at home!) and So Saffron ink.

The retired Pool Party ribbon was wrapped around the Whisper White panel, the sentiment attached to the centre, then the whole piece was attached to the card base, of Pool Party cardstock.   I think that this card style could be used for any type of occasion, from birthday to sympathy.

The next card we made was using another of my new favourite stamp sets (and I just used it on my Paper Craft Crew design team card); Awesomely Artistic.  Judging by the reactions of everyone at the party last night, it’s not just my favourite, now!

J&M's party - awesomely artistic

Since colouring all of the flowers takes a bit more time that we had available, we stamped the flowers in coloured ink, and let their beauty stand alone!  Inking up the flower image stamp with Watermelon Wonder, we stamped once in the upper left corner, then re-inked the stamp, and stamped again in the bottom right corner.  This gives the effect of the flowers flowing diagonally down the front of the card.

Across the middle, we layered a piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock that had been embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  I had thought to use the Burlap Ribbon next, but on trying it out, I thought it looked to ‘heavy’.  So instead, we did this: on top of that is a thinner piece of Tip Top Taupe cardstock, stamped in the same ink colour, using the burlap looking image stamp.  What a great way to create the look of extra texture to your card!  The sentiment is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink onto Whisper White cardstock, with the frame around it stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink.  The butterfly, from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set, is stamped in So Saffron ink, and punched out using the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  All pieces were layered together using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

As I said, everyone had a wonderful time, and were very pleased to be taking home their lovely cards, and of course envelopes.  I also gave out door prizes, and of course gifts to my two lovely hostesses.

After such a wonderful time last evening, I was quite distressed this morning to find out the one of my hostesses, June, had been taken to the hospital this morning.  She is now back home; I did talk to this afternoon, and following up with her own physicians, but please join me in sending best wishes to her for feeling better.  Take care, June – rest up, and I’ll talk to you again on Monday!

If you are interested in hosting your own Stampin’ Up! party, and earning free hostess dollars, I’d be happy to talk to you, and we can set a date!  You can call me at 604.298.0472, or email me at  I’m located in Burnaby, B.C., and service most areas in the Lower Mainland.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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PCCCS150 – Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Welcome back, stamping friends to another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

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Congratulations to last week’s challenge top picks – it is wonderful to see all of you take the plunge, and show off your talents!  I love visiting your pages to have a good look at your designs, and try my best to leave a comment on each submission.  We do appreciate your participation! :)

This week’s sketch challenge is lots of fun – have a look:


There’s lots to work with in this sketch.  I decided to use a new stamp set – dare I say ‘a new favourite’ – I think they’re all new favourites!

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This stamp set is called Awesomely Artistic – and I do really think it’s awesome!  I just love the variety of images in this set, that can be used in so many ways.

To start, I cut a small piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and stamped the flower image using StazOn black ink.  I then used my Blender Pen and Rich Razzleberry ink to colour the flowers; I started out with a light hand, then went back and added in the darker shadowing.  I coloured the leaves again with a Blender Pen and started with Pear Pizzazz in, then added the shading with the Blender Pen and Old Olive ink.  I created the frame for the flower image by using my Squares Framelits and Rich Razzleberry cardstock, layered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  That was placed over a panel of Delightful Dijon cardstock, and the whole piece added to a piece of Bohemian Designer Series Paper.

I double wrapped these layers with the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon before attaching it to the card base of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment frame in Delightful Dijon on Very Vanilla cardstock, then stamped the word ‘Friend’ in Rich Razzleberry ink.  It was hand cut, and attached using Dimensionals.  I knew as soon as I started designing this card that I wanted to use the dragonfly – and I wanted to make it special.  I stamped it in Versamark and  Bermuda Bay ink onto Vellum paper, then covered it with Heat & Stick Powder, and heated it with the Heat Tool.  Then I covered it with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, zapped it with the Heat Tool for a few more seconds, then hand cut it and used a Glue Dot to attach it to the sentiment.

Here’s a close up of the dragonfly – just ‘cuz I love it!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my card for this sketch challenge; I do hope you’ll head over to the Paper Craft Crew page and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration (I’ve seen them – they’re awesome!! 😉 )  If you have time, I love to read any comments you care to leave!

Thanks for visiting – until next time, happy stamping!

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Stamping Fun with my Team!

Hello, my stamping friends! I hope your week has been off to a good start; mine has been good, and busy too.  I’m really looking forward to demonstrating at Mary and June’s Stampin’ Up! party tomorrow evening; I’ve got the Make & Takes prepared, catalogues and wish lists ready; I just have to put together the door prizes :)

If you read yesterday’s post, you may recall I was talking about the fun it is being part of my INKcredibly Creative Crew team, as well as part of the Stampin’ Up! family.  I thought I’d share with you some cards that we made at our team meeting last week.

We had a ‘shoebox swap’ at our meeting; what that means is that each of us designed 2 cards, and prepared kits for each of the other members to put together.  These are the cards that we all made!

This first card is one of Chantal’s designs- aren’t those owls adorable?!  We had such fun recreating them using the Owl Builder Punch,and using the Tree Builder Punch for the trees behind them.  The Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack is so cheerful for making the owl vests and party hats :)

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This is Chantal’s second design – just as cute, in a different way!

team mtg chantal's donuts


I’m so thrilled that Chantal put this card together, as it uses one of the sets I don’t have (it’s true – I don’t own them all!), called Sprinkles on Top.  The card base is Whisper White, with a panel of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  We stamped the donuts individually on scrap Whisper White, then punched them out using the 3/4″ Circle Punch, then used a retired Bitty Punch to make the ‘bite’ marks.  After stamping the sentiment in Bermuda Bay onto the Whisper White panel, we attached the donuts using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and used the Project Life Corner Rounder Punch on the panel.  We wrapped a piece of non-SU! ribbon around the Cherry on Top DSP and Bermuda Bay panels, then attached the donut panel on top, again using Dimensionals.

This  next card is one of Debbie’s designs; it could be used for any occasion:

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We started off with the card base in Whisper White, and embossed the front (a  front shortened by about 2″) using the Honeycomb embossing folder.  We then stamped flowers using the Flower Shop stamp set in Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder and Delightful Dijon; several being punched out using the matching Pansy Punch, and layered on top.  A few Pearls Basic Jewels completes the flower, and you have a very unique design!

Next is Debbie’s fun birthday design using the Build a Birthday stamp set; again another stamp set I don’t own, so I was super excited:

team mtg Debbie's BAB

This is a fabulous single layer card – well, single layer except that the candles are stamped onto scrap Whisper White cardstock, hand cut and layered onto the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  We used the Watermelon Wonder ink for each candle; stamping full strength, then stamped off once, then stamped off twice, so each candle looks a bit different in colour.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card base in Tip Top Taupe ink; I made a smudge with my clear block, so I tried to hide it (not too successfully) by stamping the flags from this set above the sentiment.  See – no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!  :)

For my first card, I was pretty sure that neither Debbie nor Chantal had yet purchased the Watercolour Wings stamp set,  so I planned my card using it:


team mtg Deb's watercolour wingsThe card base is Tangelo Twist, which is also the colour of the die-cut butterfly.  On the panel of Whisper White cardstock, first we used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp splatters in Tangelo Twist and Delightful Dijon ink.  Then we stamped the sentiment from the Work of Art stamp set in Tangelo Twist.  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, we stamped the butterfly from Watercolour Wings first in Delightful Dijon, then Crushed Curry, then in Tangelo Twist.  It was die-cut using the Big Shot and the Bold Butterfly Framelits, then layered onto a banner cut of Delightful Dijon cardstock.  Using the Big Shot and Butterflies Thinlits dies, the medium butterfly was cut from Tangelo Twist cardstock, and layered on top of the stamped butterfly image.  The Delightful Dijon banner end was cut using the Banner Triple Punch.

Finally, we made my second design card:

team mtg my Sheltering Tree

We did a two-time stamping using the Sheltering Tree set; we set a smaller panel of Whisper White on top of the card base, and stamped first the tree trunk in Tip Top Taupe, then the leaves image in Pear Pizzazz, so that the images overlapped from the smaller piece to the card base.  The grass and flowers were then stamped onto the smaller piece, using Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Watermelon Wonder.

We then added a layer of Watermelon Wonder cardstock between the smaller stamped image piece and card base, and layered them all using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The sentiment was then stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink, and the small flower punched using a retired Bitty Punch, and a small Pearl Basic Jewel placed in the centre.

After our stamping fun, we chatted about the upcoming Stampin’ Up! events – demonstrator Convention in Utah in July, and the demonstrator local events coming in November, and discussed using social media in our business.  It’s always great to share your thoughts & ideas with others; you can learn new things, and share what has worked for you.

Remember, if you’d like to join our wonderful team, we would be thrilled to have you join!  Ready to join now?  CLICK HERE to join my team :)  Have some questions?  Just give me a call at 604.298.0472, or email me at  I’m happy to talk to you any time!

I hope you enjoyed seeing the cards we made as a team; thanks for spending time with me!  I always love to read your comments, if you have time to leave one.

Please come back again tomorrow, for another card for the Paper Craft Crew!

Until then – happy stamping!

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New Weekly Deals

Hello again!  It’s time to share the WEEKLY DEALS with you, my stamping friends!  There’s a great selection; something for everyone.  We got some bling, some embossing, some ribbon – and you need it all, right?!  Don’t laugh – I have just about all of these products!!  (sssh…don’t tell my husband!)

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I do need to re-stock my Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, and my Glimmer Paper, however.   Did you check my upcoming classes?  I’m holding a Christmas in July stamp-a-stack, so we’re gonna need that shimmer & shine! :)  If you’re interested in attending, send me your RSVP soon – space is limited, and we always have a ton of fun!

I always wanted to remind you about the great deal if you sign up this month as a demonstrator in my team – FREE STAMPS!  That’s right – on top of choosing your own Starter Kit of $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (plus the business kit, etc. ) you get to choose ANY TWO ADDITIONAL SETS to add to your kit – FOR FREE!  Plus – did you know that you don’t pay shipping on your Kit?  That’s right – so that’s another approximately $20 savings.

Need another reason to join this month?  Well, this is the last month to join where you qualify for an EXTRA 10% OFF on your next qualifying demonstrator order!  That’s right – after this month (June), this perk will no longer be available.  You must sign up THIS MONTH to qualify for the extra 10% (for a total of 30% discount) on your first qualifying demonstrator order.

So let’s tally up:

– Starter Kit worth $155 in Stampin’ Up! products – you pay only $125

– 2 FREE stamp sets – potential value up to $60+

– EXTRA 10% (total 30%) discount on your first qualifying demonstrator order

– plus all the extras, like 2 months FREE Demonstrator Business Web Service (value $32), FREE business supplies kit (value $70), bi-monthy SU! demonstrator only business magazine, access to online demonstrator-only website, becoming a member of my team and the Stampin’ Up! family !

The real value?  *PRICELESS*!   The friendships you make, the fun you have, the learning and sharing, and the feeling of belonging with people who love the same things you do – you can’t put a price on those things!

I would love to have you JOIN MY TEAM NOW – I live in British Columbia, Canada, but you don’t have to live next door to me to be on my team.  You only have to live within Canada!  Seriously!  Yes, my team & I get together monthly for meetings where we stamp and talk business, but we also stay in touch via our Facebook Group page, emails and phone calls.  You are never alone with your questions, or without someone to share  your triumphs – your team is always within your reach :)

If you like to JOIN ME NOW, simply CLICK HERE and fill out your information online.  If you like to talk to me about this fabulous opportunity some more, just give me a call at 604.298.0472 or send me an email at   I’m looking forward to welcoming you!

Until then – happy stamping!

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