Spring = Butterflies

It’s starting to feel like spring around here…finally! What a difference a warm day makes. It just lifts everyone’s spirits, puts a spring in their step and a smile on their face :)

What a perfect month to feature our new Butterfly Bouquet Bundle of products.

Butterfly Brilliance Products

The stamps and dies will be in the new Annual Catalogue that comes out very soon! However, the papers are exclusive to this promotion. And you definitely want the papers!! So place your order soon.

Class in the Mail
My class to go option this month features this bundle. There is still time to get in on this class.

Cost: $85 (plus shipping & GST)
It will include the following:
Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set & Brilliant Wings Dies ($74.50 value)
1/2 pkg. of Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ DSP ($7.88 value)
1 sheet of the 12″ x 12″ Natural Touch Specialty Paper ($3.40 value)
4 Make and Take Packets
Full step by step PDF and video tutorial
Email me to order your class:
Here is a sneak peek at the cards that you will be making in this class:

Butterfly Bouquet Class CardsTo me, spring = butterflies and I’ve been spending my days making butterfly cards to share with you.

Here is a fun technique you can try using the reverse image of the large die.
Butterfly Bouquet-1I simply laid the die cut piece on top of a white mat and used my blending brushes and 2 ink colors to create a subtle background for my card.  For this card I used Mint Macaron and Misty Moonlight.

Here are 2 other color combos…Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo.
Butterfly Bouquet-2And So Saffron and Mango Melody…
Butterfly Bouquet-3Super easy and very pretty. Give it a try!

 I hope I’ve sold you on this bundle. :) Give me a shout today and order the Butterfly Bouquet Class packet.

Thanks for stopping by,


A day for colouring

Yesterday was one of those colouring days. I’ve always loved to colour ever since I was a little girl…I find it relaxing and therapeutic. I realize though that not everyone likes to color.  When I pull out the colouring tools for a class, I often hear groans and panic because they feel like they don’t know how to blend colours to make them look nice.

I’m here to tell you that you will LOVE our Stampin’ Blends. These high-quality, dual-tip markers in Stampin’ Up! exclusive colours will open a whole new world of colouring creativity for you. I promise.
Stampin'BlendsI must admit that I am a sucker for Rifle Co. prints. I have a calendar, plenty of notebooks, and I absolutely love the color combinations in their artwork. I recently received this lovely notecard from a dear friend and knew I had to make a copy of it! So I pulled out my Stampin’ Blends yesterday and set to work. I scribbled a bunch of the colours that I thought would be a match. :)
Ornate-Garden-1Next I pulled out the brand new Ornate Style stamp set that will be in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. That floral bouquet was perfect!
Ornate-Garden-2After I finished coloring, I hand-cut all around the edge of the image staying as close as I could to the black outline. I was then left with the white spots in the middle. I could’ve taken my exacto knife and painfully cut all those little bits out, but that’s way too much work – even for ME! LOL! So here’s a tip. Because this bouquet was going onto black cardstock, I took my dark Basic Black Blends and just colored in those spots!
Ornate-Garden-3What do you think? I did it!! I’m pretty happy with the outcome…
Ornate-Garden-4 Check out the “stepped-up” version…Ornate-Garden-5If you would like to make this card, here are the supplies I used:

Ornate Thanks Stamp Set
Ornate Style Stamp Set
Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack
Gilded Gems
Versamark Ink, Black Embossing Powder
Cardstock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stampin’ Blends – Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake

The Ornate Garden Suite is collection of products in an exclusive early release from our new annual catalogue.
Ornate Garden Suite Graphic You can view the entire suite HERE.


The bundles in this suite are so beautiful. I’ve chosen to feature the Ornate Thanks Bundle in a class to go format for the month of April.
Ornate Thanks Bundle
The class to go kits will include four project kits and the full color step by step tutorial PDF. I will also provide you with a private link to a short video on how to assemble your projects. (This is new…I hope you find it helpful.)
Cost: $80
Includes Ornate Thanks Stamp Set & Ornate Border Dies, 4 project kit packets, and the color PDF tutorial.
I hope you are all staying healthy and doing the best you can under the current world conditions. I miss your faces!
Sending hugs to brighten your day,

Enjoying the Summer

Are you enjoying the summer?! We certainly are. This summer has been full of so many good things…this morning I am feeling blessed.  To start the summer my husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary, then our son got engaged, we got to spend a couple of weeks with our favorite little grandson and his parents :), we were able to check off a bucket list item for my mom by taking her with us on an Alaskan Cruise, and just this past weekend we live-streamed our daughter playing keyboard on a worship album release in Australia.  Wow we miss hearing her play! I am enjoying all these little moments and learning to find balance. It is a definitely a process.

Whenever we go on these Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trips, we have the option of participating in a card swap. This was mine…
Alaska Swap July 2018I don’t typically use 3 stamp sets on one card, but this time I couldn’t help myself. I found myself inspired by some home decor photos on Pinterest. What inspires you when you sit down to make a card? I am loving letterboards right now, so I wanted to show one sitting on a shelf. The leaves are from Tropical Chic, the vase is from Varied Vases, and the letterboard is from Letter Board Messages. You can find all these supplies in my online store.

This month’s hostess code is XQWVBV7A.
Shop my online store HERE

Every order over $50 will receive a set of 5 handmade cards from my card selection. I’ve just added a ton more cards I know you will love!
**August is Bonus Days…**so if you spend $60, you will receive a bonus code for $6 to use in September!
Limited Time Products
Color Your Season-1  

Color Your Season-2We have a new exclusive bundle for the month of August. Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and our new collection of Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and framelits in a bundle! (These exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last.)
You guys! These framelits are gorgeous! The stitched shapes are going to add so much to your projects. And the new watercolor pencils are an exciting addition to our collection.
Blended Seasons Stamp Set
(w) 149019 $67
(c) 149016 $53
Stitched Season Framelits
149013 $45
Blended Season Bundle
(w) 149893 $105
(c) 149894 $88
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
149014 $17
You can order the bundle through my online store. If you want to come play with these products up close and personal, you can sign up for the Simply Beautiful Card Class on Tuesday, August 29th. We will be featuring this exclusive bundle in this class. Here’s a sneak peek of 3 of the 4 cards you will make that night. 
Simply Beautiful Card Class August18RSVP for the Simply Beautiful Card Class HERE.
August Class in the Mail – Love You to PiecesClass in the Mail - August18This month’s class in the mail features the Love You to Pieces Bundle (p. 113 in the new catalogue). I love it! Now you can turn anything into a puzzle.

Order the bundle, and receive class supplies to make 4 projects…only 3 shown here. (A color instruction .pdf will be emailed to you when packets are sent out.)

Love You to Pieces Stamp Set + Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies
Wood-mount Bundle: $63.75 + $5 supply fee = $68.75
Clear-mount Bundle: $54 + $5 supply fee = $59

Deadline to order: August 22nd
Order your class HERE.

 Thanks so much for checking back in with me! Enjoy the rest of your summer.