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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

INVENTORY: Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Thank you, for taking the time to stop by today.  

I have a quick inventory update for you all; and this one makes me just a little sad...the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Papers from the Sale-a-Bration brochure have sold out.

Don't fret though; because if you saw my post yesterday, you'll have noticed that there are NEW items available on a second release.  

I suggest, you take a look at those items that you've had your eye on and place your qualifying Sale-a-Bration orders sooner rather than later.  I'd hate to see yet another amazing product sell out before you've had a chance to get it FREE for yourself.

If you don't currently have a Demonstrator and live in Canada, I would love to help you with your order.  You can contact me by email, phone or text 905-320-4477 or through Facebook.

Happy stampin'!

Monday, 18 February 2019

New Sale-a-Bration Products!

Thank you, for stopping by!  I've got some awesome news to share today and I hope you're going to be as excited as I am about it!

Sale-a-Bration just got bigger with a second release of products that you can get for FREE!  


  • All Adorned Stamp Set (149728)
  • Country Floral Embossing Folder (149698)
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Painted Season Designer Series Paper Bundle (150349)
Check out this video that highlights the new Painted Seasons bundle...and stay tuned for some samples coming your way as soon as my order comes in.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

CARD: Sliding Door Spa Card

Good day everyone and thank you for stopping by.  

Today's post is in answer to a request for details on a card I had posted on my Instagram and a couple of Facebook groups for other demonstrators.

I was commissioned to do up cards for a local spa, Esthetic Retreat.  They have asked me to do cards to accompany their gift certificates.  The ask was simple, something that incorporated the natural wood found in their salon.  I used two different sets to come up with the finished design.  The first was Bubbles & Bubbly.  The image of the woman relaxing with a glass of champagne in the bath was one I knew I wanted to use right from the start.  The second stamp set is the Barn Door set and coordinating Sliding Door framelits.  I'm very happy with how this card turned out and I hope you'll like it as much as I do.

Monday, 11 February 2019

CARD: Happy Tails

Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by.  I hope your week is off to a good start so far.  It's a cold day here in Hamilton, Ontario and we're bracing for yet another winter storm tomorrow.  I have a day off from my full-time job so I'm spending it in my happy place, crafting with you!

Today I have a super cute card to share with you.  This card was inspired by Gloria Plunkett.  It was one of the cards we made at my team appreciation dinner last month; just one of the perks of belonging to my "Shut Up & Stamp" team.  We meet every month for training, support, friendship and laughter.  I have the best team around and I'm always looking to add to it!  If you'd like more information, send me an email and let's get together over coffee or wine to chat.

But, let's get back to the project...  

The card uses the new Happy Tails stamp set and coordinating punch from the Occasions Catalogue.  On this particular card, I've used the stamp set to create a background and sentiment; but the main image, the dog, is punched from Basic Black cardstock.  The new Striped Metallic Ribbon is the perfect accent and a cute little red heart adds just a pop of colour.

I ended up sending this super cute card to a dear friend of mine who lost her fur baby; but, there are so many other ways to use this adorable stamp set.  Check back frequently for more ideas.

If you have any questions about any of the products you've seen here today, I'm happy to answer them for you.

Happy stampin'!

Monday, 4 February 2019

Humming Along International Blog Highlights

Happy Monday, and thank you for stopping by.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and managed to get some crafting time in.  If you're hopping by with Kylie, greetings from Ontario Canada!

While Monday's can be manic in the words of the Bangles, it's difficult to feel that way when I have a gorgeous card to share with all of you.  Even more, I'll connect you to Kylie's International Blog Hop so you can check out even MORE great cards...and maybe you'll even feel mine to be worthy of your vote!

The theme is "Encouragement" and what could be more encouraging than with a beautiful thank you?
This card actually serves two purposes as I needed to come up with a design for a colour challenge swap too!  I started with a base in Bermuda Bay, followed by a layer in Basic Black before landing on the Very Vanilla layer which I ran through the Big Shot with the Woodland textured impressions embossing folder.  A piece of Crumb Cake stamped in the same colour with the leaf image from the set is then layered on top.  I used the linen thread to create a nature feel before cutting a stitched shape circle from vellum and finally adding the cute humming bird that I watercolored in Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake and Basic Black.  The hummingbird was adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay on Very Vanilla and also adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Please be sure to head over to Kylie's blog to vote for my project.  I would LOVE to be chosen to do an international blog hop.