Friday, April 3, 2020

Leave a Little Sparkle for Easter


I'm working on Easter card for my 6 grandkids right now. As I've maybe told you before, I don't have stamp sets right now with Easter images so I either have to do some punch art or pick some images that each child will like and turn it into an Easter card.

I started with my two granddaughters, who are 5 and 3 years old. They both like My Little Ponies so I thought I would get out my Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set for them and colour the images up with pinks, purples and blues. I have an Easter greeting from my Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, so that will turn them into Easter cards.



  • I stamped the images and sentiments in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour them. The colour combos I used were Dark and Light Pool Party, Dark and Light Highland Heather, and Dark and Light Flirty Flamingo.
  • Using the Pool Party Combo on the horses' bodies just for shading gives the appearance of a white horse.
  • I used the Dark marker at the roots of the mane and tail and blended it out with the Light marker towards the ends.
  • Wink of Stella on the flourishes, mane, tails and horn gives a magical feel to the image. I don't know if you can see it on the following photo. Wink of Stella is notoriously hard to photo.


                                        
Today is the last day to register for my Online Technique Class. You will be able to complete 3 projects and you have 3 options for registration. To find out more about the options and how to register, click HERE. 

I often think of my readers during this pandemic lock down around the world and wonder how they are all doing. It seems that we all have something else in common now besides crafting. Leave a comment below and let me know how you are passing the time. Are you an essential worker, braving the virus to help the rest of us? I want to salute you for your courage! Are you doing your part by staying inside and not making things worse for the essential workers? How are you managing to fill your time? What have your challenges been? Let me know.




If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Gathering Tulips for Easter Card


I'm just working this week on my first Online Technique Night Class. This card is the second sample for the night. All three samples will use the Timeless Tulips Bundle: 

This is a perfect set for spring, Easter, Mother's Day, birthdays and get well, even just a hello! It's a very versatile little set with a great price point, and you don't need to have a die cutting/embossing machine to make cute cards with it.


 For this class, I fashioned a little basket for gathering my tulips using the Layering Oval dies and embossing it with the Basket Weave 3D Embossing Folder, but if you register for my Online class you will get that part already done for you. To find out all about the class and how to register click HERE. Registration needs to be completed by Friday, April 3 so that I have time to order the products for you before the class starts.

I will be doing a Facebook Live showing you how to put your cards together on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm PDT. If you can't watch at that time, I will save the Facebook Live to YouTube with access limited to class registrants.



This beautiful suite is now available for you to order. You can order the whole suite or only the parts you want. Contact me or shop at my Online Store.





There are two bundles, new DSP, an embossing folder, ribbon combo, and gems!
I'll try to get a Pinterest board going with samples in the next day or two.


If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.


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Monday, March 30, 2020

Timeless Tulips for Technique Night Online Classes


As I look toward April classes, and anticipate that we won't be able to gather in person for them, due to COVID-19, I am trying to come up with a different format. One that will allow you, my customers, to participate when I do my Facebook Live demonstrations, but won't cost you an arm and a leg, and in fact, will give you options depending on your financial situations.

The solution I came up with takes into account that I can send you class packages containing cardstock and DSP, cut, punched and die cut, along with embellishments, but I'm not allowed to send you prestamped images, due to copyright issues.
The Plan
Option 1
My plan is to put together class packages like I usually do for three cards, with all the punching and die cutting done, as well as the embellishments, etc. and give you access to the Facebook Live demos for $10.

Option 3
All three cards will use the same stamp set bundle. So if you want to purchase the bundle, I will let you have the card package for just the small shipping cost if you purchase the bundle from me. (Unless you live close enough for me to deliver the card pack and then it's totally free!)


Option 2
Your other option is to just purchase the stamp set and if you do, the card pack will cost you an additional $5 plus a small shipping fee (unless you live close to me, in which case the card package is just $5.00) if you purchase the stamp set from me. (If you already have the stamp set and want to substitute a similarly priced one, you may.) So for purchasing the stamp set from me you get a $5 reduction in the cost of the card package.

To register for this Online Class, click HERE, by Fri. Apr. 3.


April's Technique Night First Sample
I hope that makes sense. Here's the first card from the set, using the Timeless Tulips bundle. It's a Mother's Day card, but doesn't have to be. It could also be a birthday card, a Happy Easter Card or just a generic Hello Card. There are that many useful sentiments in this set.



- This card also uses the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper and Stitched Rectangular Dies. And Scalloped Lace Trim!



Sale-A-Bration ends Tomorrow! I'm submitting my last order tonight - Monday, so if you have something you wanted to get and didn't, today is the last chance to let me know so I can order it for you! I'd like to get all the orders in by 7 pm. Don't miss out!!



It's also your last two days to get the Starter Kit and still take advantage of this great deal. If you want to get the Starter Kit, click here! The Starter Kit is $135 plus tax. There is no shipping charge. You get $165 worth of your own choice of products plus a mini paper cutter, any stamp set you like, and a 6" x 6" sample of all the DSP in the Mini Catalogue.



If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.


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