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Appreciation/Encouragement

Sneak Peak: Ribbon of Courage Part 2

The Ribbon of Courage is a stamp set that will be available in the new 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. See this post earlier this week for  Part One of this post which includes the background story on this stamp set.   And my last and final post on this stamp set…

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Favourite Retiring Stamp Set: Love & Affection

The Love & Affection stamp set (pictured below) is one of the stamp sets on the Stampin’ Up! retiring list. Stamps sets are guaranteed to be available for purchase until May 22nd. What I love about this stamp set is that you can stamp it in a solid colour like…

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Sneak Peek: Ribbon of Courage

I had the honour of doing a presentation on a new stamp set called the “Ribbon of Courage” at a Stampin’ Up! meeting recently in Toronto for 350 demonstrators.  Here I am on the stage presenting and just before with my “madonna” microphone on. I was given a new stamp…

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Favourite Retiring Items: Helping Me Grow

The Helping me Grow stamp set is one of the stamp sets that I’m sad to see retire from the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. The large images look amazing as a focal part on a card.  On this sympathy card, I stamped the image with Basic Black ink and then just…

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Favourite Retiring Items: Endless Birthday Wishes

Over the next week, I’ll be sharing some of my favourite retiring items. I’d scoop them up before they are GONE!!!  You can see a link to all the retiring items below. Today’s for Simple Saturday, I’m sharing one of my favourite stamp sets for new stampers or someone who…

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Thanks a Bunch (of carrots) with Basket Bunch Stamp set

The Basket Bunch Stamp set is so cute.  There are so many Easter and Spring cards you can make with this stamp set. On this card I used my Watercolor Pencils to colour in the image. Here’s how to make this cute thank you card!  Draw a pencil mark along…

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Happy Spring with Basket Bunch

Happy First Day of Spring!   Don’t you think daffodils just seem like spring! I made these bright and cheery daffodils in a basket with the Basket Builder Bundle (pictured below).  This adorable stamp set comes with so many different Easter and spring pieces. And almost every image can be cut…

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Watercolour Spritz Technique

In honour of International Women’s Day, I thought I’d post this gorgeous card from Karen Duke of Spruce Grove, Alberta, using the lovely women stamps from the Stampin’ Up! set  Beautiful You. Karen did this amazing watercolour technique using her clear block.  She used her stamp pads to ink up…

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Inside the Lines with Watercolor Pencils

The Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper is one of the items you can get during Sale-a-bration 2017. On this card, I cut a small piece of this black and white paper and coloured it using Stampin’ Up!’s new Watercolor Pencils.   I then blended the pencils using a blender pen. …

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