Craft Project Central Challenge

Hello stamping friend! I’m glad you’re joining me today for something different.  Today I’m joining the Craft Project Central challenge.  As soon as I saw my friend Buffy’s card for this challenge, I knew I wanted to try it.  The sketch is amazing!  Here it is:

Craft Project Central Challenge CPC73

Craft Project Central Challenge

I really like this layout; there’s so many possibilities for creating. Be sure to check out the Craft Project Central page to see the designer, Regina’s card, and the other Design Team cards.  You can see my friend Buffy’s card on  her blog – she uses my favourite Coffee Cafe stamp set! By the way – the name of their challenges is ‘Creating Pretty Cards’ – how appropriate, right?! 🙂

I decided to use the new Birthday Delivery stamp set along with the Birthday Memories DSP.

Birthday Delivery

Craft Project Central Challenge

The Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper is perfect for this type of layout! It shows off the great colours and patterns in the paper.  I could have created my own backgrounds using the stamp set – but hey; why reinvent the wheel?!


The great thing about the Craft Project Central Challenge is that the designer of the challenge provides a tutorial on how she created her card, including all the dimensions! So I didn’t have to spend time fiddling around, figuring out which sizes would fit best.  Thanks so much for that, Regina! 🙂 So make sure you check out the challenge – and join in, yourself!

After cutting my DSP to the appropriate sizes, I layered them onto a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals because I like that look the best.  The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Pacific Point ink.  I used my Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Thinlits to die cut the White and Black cardstock, then again used Dimensionals.  The bow is the 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White, attached with a Glue Dot. Finally, I added some Rhinestone Basic Jewels scattered across the card front.  The whole panel was the added to the Whisper White cardstock base.

Inside Scoop

Of course, you have to add something cute to the inside, when the outside looks so good!

Craft Project Central Challenge

The sentiment is topped off with the cute little party hat image, and a little gift box added in the bottom corner.  Both of these are from the Birthday Delivery stamp set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my card! We’re having such beautiful weather here, that I just had to take my card photos outside!

Thanks for visiting with me today – see you again soon 🙂



Bonus Days Have Started!

They’re baaaaack!! Bonus Days have started! 🙂 

If you’re like me, and still have a wish list from the new catalogue, now is the time to start shopping!

Bonus Days Have Started!

What Are Bonus Days?

Bonus Days run are every day during the month of July! For every $60 you spend (before shipping/tax), you automatically qualify for a Coupon Code worth $6!  You can redeem your Code anytime during August, on any order!

How Do I Get My Coupon Code

When you place your online order, once it reaches $60 you’ll see a pop-up on your screen, congratulating you on earning your Coupon! You’ll be asked to confirm your email address – that’s where your code will be sent.  The Coupon Code is emailed directly to YOU, not me, your demonstrator, and the code isn’t retained by Stampin’ Up!  So make sure you keep your Code email in a safe place!

If I’m placing your order for you, you will still receive the Coupon Code email – your email address is attached to your order.  Don’t have an email address?  No problem  – I will input my email address, then I’ll call you with your code (and keep it safe in my files!).  Easy-peasy 🙂

What If I Spend More Than $60?

Lucky you – you’ll get more than 1 code! 🙂  The Coupon Codes are cumulative, so for every $60 increment on your order, you’ll receive another code!  Multiple codes from one order will be sent in 1 email.  If you place multiple qualifying orders, then you’ll receive multiple emails.

How Do I Redeem My Codes?

Easy-peasy, Lemon-squeezy!  If I’m placing your order for you, simply give me your codes.  I’ll enter them with your product order, and $6 for each code will be deducted from your order.  If you’re placing your order online, you’ll see a box to fill in your Code.  If you have multiple codes, simply input them one at a time.  You can redeem all your codes at once, or as many at a time as you want.

An Insider Hint

There’s going to be an Early Release Bundle from the upcoming Holiday catalogue next month! So now’s the perfect time to get yourself some Bonus Coupons, so that you can redeem them next month 🙂  If you don’t want to wait until next month to grab the new bundle, you can Join my Team now, and grab it!

You’re still reading?!  It’s time to get shopping – Bonus Days have started! Grab some Bonus Codes!  Just click on my signature below to go directly to my online store!


Christmas in July with Free Gifts for You!

Stampin’ Up! can’t wait until December – so we’re having Christmas in July with Free Gifts for You!

Christmas in July with Free Gifts for You!

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! 

We want to make sure that once you sign up, you’re totally prepared to hold your first class or party, so you’re going to get a lot of extra freebies!

Christmas in July with Free Gifts for You!

Did you notice some extra special at the bottom of this list?  That’s right – the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set is a brand new upcoming release set, for the Holiday Catalogue! But because you’re super special, I’m going to show you what the set looks like:

Christmas in July with Free Gifts for You!

How cute is that?! I can see me making all this year’s Christmas cards with this set. Not only that, but when you’re putting together your Starter Kit list of products, you can ALSO include the Exclusive Demonstrator PreOrder of the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, which coordinate with this stamp set!

Joining Is Easy!

It’s super easy to join my team, and become a demonstrator! I welcome all types of people in my team; whether you’re looking to get a home based business up & running for extra cash, or if you just want to enjoy your stamping hobby with purchasing your supplies at a 20% – 25% discount, I’m happy to have you as part of my fun team! 🙂

All you have to do is CLICK HERE, fill out your information, and your Starter Kit will be on it’s way! Oh, and did I mention – it comes with FREE SHIPPING! 🙂 So, make your list of what you want in your Starter Kit; you’ll list $165 in current Stampin’ Up! products (don’t forget the new Card Front Builder Framelits #144675, $40).  Your Free Essentials Pack will ship at the same time as your Starter Kit, as well as a Free Business Pack, which includes a bundle of Catalogues and Order Forms.

Don’t Wait – Join Now!

C’mon – it’s easy, it’s fun, and there’s NO OBLIGATION! If you sign up, then decide it’s not for you, then you can simply ‘drop’ as a demonstrator.  No phone calls, texts, or stalking! 😉 I promise!

Christmas In July with Free Gifts for You!


Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July, my stamping friends! 

One of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the friends I’ve made all over the world! Since I’m in Canada, most of my demonstrator friends are also Canadians, but I’ve also made of lot of demo friends in the U.S., since they are our closest neighbour!  I’ve attended a few Stampin’ Up! events in the U.S. over the years, and am very happy to have met some of the friends in person, that I had only previously known on line.

Stampin’ Up! has a great demonstrator only online community called Stampin’ Connection, where we share creative ideas, product tips, business ideas and of course just chat & have fun 🙂

In celebration of our neighbours 4th of July events, I thought I’d share a card I made last year – my version of the U.S. flag.

4th of July Flag

Happy 4th of July

This was a fun card to create, and yes – it’s meant to be representative of the flag, not an exact replica! (in other words – I  know there isn’t the correct number of stars!).


On a panel of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the Night of Navy with the Work of Art stamp set square brushstroke image. The small stars were die cut with the retired Stars Framelits, and attached with Liquid Glue. Using the Big Shot and Swirly Scribbles Framelits, I die cut a panel of Real Red cardstock.  I like how they look like the flag is actually ‘waving’ in the wind. The Fine Tip Glue Pen was perfect for gluing down the thin die cut lines!

Neighbour Flags

I actually created this flag card at the same time as the flag card for Canada Day; I posted it a on July 1st, for our Canada Day in this post.  Here are the 2 cards, together.

Happy 4th of July

I hope that however you choose to celebrate, have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Make Your Own Flag Cards

If you’d like to create your own flag cards like mine, click on the images below to go directly to my online store.  Or contact me, and I’ll place your order for  you 🙂


Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day!  It’s Canada’s 150th Birthday today, and we’re all celebrating any way we like!

Happy Canada Day

150 years old – that’s pretty young for a country – or a tree! (of course that’s 150 years since settlers arrived; it doesn’t count how long our indigenous people have been here). Still, Canada has done pretty well for itself, contributing a lot to the world in our short time.

A few of my favourites are:

Nanaimo Bar, Butter Tart, Canada Dry Ginger Ale and the Caesar cocktail; a lot of people love Poutine, but it’s not my favourite.  And how about the Canadarm for the International Space Station, the snowmobile, basketball, lacrosse, ice hockey; the game Trivial Pursuit (spent many fun hours with that one!); insulin, the cardiac pacemaker; Pablum, the Jolly Jumper, the paint roller, and the Robertson screw.

Not bad for people who are habitually ‘sorry’ – that is, polite! 🙂  Seriously, though, it is nice to read about good things contributed by people who were born in the same country as you are.  And it’s nice to know that Canada has a reputation for polite, ‘nice’, friendly people 🙂

Expanding on this niceness – Stampin’ Up! is being super-nice to everyone this month, by bringing back Bonus Days!

Happy Canada Day

This is only the 2nd year for Bonus Days – and we’re happy they’re back!

How Bonus Days Work

It’s super easy to enjoy Bonus Days.  For every $60 order (before tax & shipping), you’ll receive a Coupon Code for $6 off any order placed in August!  Plus, these Coupon Codes are cumulative, so if you place a $120 order, you’ll receive 2 Coupon Codes!  You can redeem as many codes at a time as you want, and there’s no limit  to how many codes you can earn.  The only thing you need to receive your Coupon Code is your email address; it will be emailed to you directly, by Stampin’ Up!, after your order is processed.  If you  don’t have an email address, I can input my email, and call you with your Code

Redeeming Your Coupon Codes

Once you’ve received your email with your Coupon Code – don’t lose it!!  These codes are one-time issued, and the only record of the code is the email you receive. Neither I nor Stampin’ Up! can retrieve a code once it’s sent to you.

When you’re ready to redeem your Codes in August, you can provide me with your order and your code, and I’ll enter it for you with your order.  If you’re placing your own order online, you’ll see a box titled Coupon Code – simply enter your code there, and the system will deduct the amount from your order.  If you’re redeeming more than 1 code at once, simply type in the first code, press enter; then type in the 2nd code, and press enter again.  Easy peasy! 🙂

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email, or leave a comment on this post.  I’ll get back to you right away!

For now, I’ll leave you with a Canada Day card that I made last year, using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies and the Leaflets Framelits.

Happy Canada Day!



Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!

It’s coming – a Paper Pumpkin FLASH SALE!!

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!

Starting at 11 pm June 29th (tonight, Pacific Standard Time) through to 11 pm June 30th (PST) – you can get your Paper Pumpkin Kit for ONLY $7!


Everyone loves a great deal, and this one is amazing! For 24 hours only, new Paper Pumpkin customers can receive their first-month subscription for only $7 CAD. That’s a crazy 75% off the regular price.

Who Can Join?

Everyone can join! Have you wondered if Paper Pumpkin is right for you? Have your tried it before, and want to see how awesome it is now? All you need is an email that you haven’t used to join before, and you can try it out!

What’s Included

Every Paper Pumpkin Kit comes complete with stamps, inks, adhesives, and more! Everything you need to complete the project, including instructions and a link to a ‘how to’ video.

How To Join

Simply CLICK THIS LINK  from June 29 at 11:00 PM to June 30 at 11:00 PM and use promo code ONEDAY0717 to get your first kit at this incredible price. After the first month, you can keep the creativity coming after that for only $26.95 CAD per month (shipping included).

This offer will be over in a flash, so let your friends know, and join up right away!


Bonus Days are Coming Back!

Woohoo! Bonus Days are coming back! 🙂 

Bonus Days are Coming Back

How It Works

For the 2nd year in a row, Stampin’ Up! is rewarding you for shopping during July!  For each $60 spent between July 1st – 31st, you’ll receive a Coupon Code for $6 OFF any order placed in August!

This reward is cumulative, and there’s no limit to how many Coupons you can earn!  That means if your order is $120, you’ll receive 2 – $6 Coupons!  If you place 3 – $60 orders in July, you’ll receive 3- $6 Coupons!

When To Redeem

You’ll be able to redeem your Coupons starting August 1st through August 31st.  That’s a whole month to redeem your discount!  Now, I don’t want to spill  any beans, but I know of a very special reason you’re going to want to order in August….  If you want more details than that, you’re just going to have to Join my Team! 🙂

Stay Tuned

If you’ve been thinking about joining  my team as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, stay tuned for more exciting news for July!  I’ll be posting it soon  – so check back! 🙂


Are You Up For a Challenge?

Are you up for a challenge?

Then come along and join the Paper Craft Crew Design Team in this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!

Are you up for a challenge

Talk about a lot of design options to choose from! All you have to do is choose one line; either horizontal, vertical or diagonal; and include each of the 3 elements in your design.  I chose to go diagonal, from the bottom left.  So my design includes Add a Little Sparkle, Summer Celebrations, and Cake.

Birthday Memories Suite

Are you up for a challenge

This is my first time using products from the Birthday Memories Suite!  I was so happy when it became available to order; I just love all of the fun images in the Birthday Delivery stamp set, and on the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  There’s 2 awesome bonuses in this suite; first, you can purchase the Bundle, which includes the stamp set, Birthday Friends Framelits, AND the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper!  All that at a 10% discount off the combined prices!  The 2nd awesome bonus is that the Framelits also match images in the DSP – which means you’re life just got easier and cuter – cutting the images!


I stayed with the primary colours in the DSP.  My card base is Pacific Point and the layered cardstock is Real Red and Whisper White. The baker is stamped in Memento Black ink, and coloured using Blender Pens and ink pads in Pacific Point and Real Red.  Then using my Big Shot and the Birthday Friends Framelits, I die cut the baker, then die cut the cake – from the DSP!  The panel behind the cake is also from the Birthday Memories DSP.

I stamped the banner from the Birthday Delivery stamp set in Pacific Point, then layered the sentiment inside it in Real Red ink.  It’s terrific how the sentiment stamp is already curved to fit inside the banner 🙂 After die cutting the banner, all the pieces are layered onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So obviously, my ‘summer celebration’ is a birthday (actually, the cake could be for any celebration), and you can see the ‘cake’!  For the ‘add a little sparkle’, I used the Glimmer Enamel Dots.

Are you up for a challenge?

I also added some Wink of Stella Clear onto the baker’s buttons, candle flames and shoes, but you can’t really see it in the picture.  I had a lot of fun layering all the pieces on this card.

Are you up for a challenge?

Join The Challenge!

Now it’s your turn to show us that you’re up for the challenge! Check out what the rest of the Design Team has created on the Paper Craft Crew blog, then link up your project! I just LOVE seeing what  you come up with – you’re so creative!

Order Your Supplies

Click on the images below to order the supplies needed to make this card – or your own version! If you prefer, contact me directly and I’ll place your order for you 🙂




He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not…

Do you remember gathering up the wild daisies, and playing the ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ game, by picking the petals off one by one?  Now that I think about it – what a terrible waste of  pretty flowers! LOL!  But we were just kids back then.  We thought wildflowers would always be around.

Well, the new Daisy Delight stamp set is perfect for bringing back memories of those carefree childhood days! We won’t go to the angst of the teen years – nobody needs to go back there! 😉 To make it even easier to enjoy, there is also a Daisy Punch, which you can buy as a Bundle with the stamp set, and save 10%!  And you’ll want to save on the bundle, because you WILL want the entire Delightful Daisy Suite of products, trust me.

Delightful Daisy Suite

The stamp set and punch have beautiful coordinating Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, and you can also get the Delightful Daisy cardstock pack for only $10.  It has the coordinating Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Pool Party colours that are in the DSP.  The beautiful Faceted Gems in Clear and Gold are perfect for the flower centers.  And finishing off your project is the 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon, in Daffodil Delight. To view the entire Delightful Daisy Suite of products, you can CLICK HERE for the page in my online store.

A Trio of Daisies

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not..How is this for a cheerful card?! I love the Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy colour combination.


This card came together very quickly – which is perfect when you have a lot of thank you cards to make! The card base is Daffodil Delight cardstock, with a panel of Whisper White on top.  Next, I layered the top 1/2 with a piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  The ‘thank you’ sentiment is from the Daisy Delight stamp set, inked in Night of Navy on the bottom of the card.

With Daffodil Delight ink, I stamped and punched a total of 6 daisies, and added a Night of Navy ink center to each one. Each daisy was punched using the Daisy Punch.  Layering 2 daisies for each flower, I took my Bone Folder and using the edge of it, gently shaped the petals for dimension.  Each flower was then added across the middle of the card front.


He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...

You can see how much dimension you can create by layering and shaping the petals!

Ordering Your Daisy Delight Bundle

Ordering your own Daisy Delight Bundle is super easy! Just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken to my online store. You can order from there, or if you prefer, contact me directly & I will place your order for you.  This bundle is super popular; in fact it was not orderable for about 3 weeks due to being out of stock! But we’ve got more in stock now, so order yours before they’re gone again!




Daisy Delight Bundle Now Available!

BEST. NEWS. YET!  The Daisy Delight Bundle now available for you to order!!

Daisy Delight Bundle Now AvailableDelightful Daisy Suite

This Bundle – the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy Punch proved so popular, that no sooner was the Annual catalogue released – and it went on back order! This set a new record for punches selling out so quickly, at Stampin’ Up!

Well, I guess you can see why; it’s such a cute set! Not only that, but there is an entire Delightful Daisy Suite of coordinating products.  Of course, that means that your projects look ah-may-zing!!

Along with the Bundle, you can purchase the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper, Delightful Daisy Cardstock Pack, 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Daffodil Delight, and gorgeous new Faceted Gems in Clear and Gold! You can see the pictures at the end of this post – or grab your catalogue and flip to page 126-127 for the gorgeous projects and products!


When I had my New Catalogue Kick Off Party at the end of May, I  had no idea that this Bundle was going into backorder, so I shared several projects that I made using it.  Well, after the backorder notice came out, I thought it wouldn’t be nice to show off a great product, only to say you can’t order it!

The good news is that now, there are some back in stock!  The bad news is, so many people have been waiting to order, that it’ll probably go into backorder status again soon!  So – if you want your Bundle – ORDER IT NOW!!  Click on the images at the end of this post, and order directly from my online store.  Or, contact me & I’ll order for you.  I’ve already order 2 today! 🙂

Daisy Delight Card

Here is one of the cards I made for my display:

Daisy Delight Bundle Now Available

Is the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper gorgeous, or what?!  Customers are buying multiple packages of it, because it’s so beautiful! The gorgeous flower designs on one side are complemented by softly coloured patterns on the other.  All of it with a soft, white-washed watercolour look.


Even though Wisteria Wonder is  listed as one of the colours in this DSP pack, that’s what I used for my cardstock panels and ink! I think that the watercolour look of the Tranquil Tide (or maybe it’s the Night of Navy?) looks just like Wisteria Wonder – and you can see, it goes together really well!

The daisy is created by stamping it 3 times in Wisteria Wonder onto Whisper White cardstock.  The middle of the daisies are Daffodil Delight ink.  Each daisy was then punched with the Daisy Punch.  I layered 2 of the daisies for the one at the top.  For the daisy on the side, I cut the single daisy in half, then layered the halves behind the panels.

Wisteria Wonder ink is used for the sentiment; the little dots are stamped in Daffodil Delight.

Daisy Delight Bundle Now Available

Inside Look

I just had to use the small daisy stamps to add to the inside:

Daisy Delight Bundle Now Available

The outline of the flowers are stamped in Wisteria Wonder ink; the filler colour stamp is in Daffodil Delight. I  hadn’t decided who this card was going to yet, so I didn’t put a sentiment on the inside.

Don’t Miss Out – ORDER NOW!

This Bundle is sure to sell out quickly again, so get  your order in now! #youvebeenwarned !  Click on the images below to order directly from my store (it’s open 24/7), or contact me to place your order.  I’ll share some more cards I made with this bundle in the next couple of days 🙂