Blendabilities Box…… How to video….

Blendabilities are Stampin Up’s newest product, they are available in 12 of the exclusive Stampin Up colors as well as a skin tone assortment.  Each of the assortments contains 3 markers in light, medium and dark shades of the color, they are alcohol ink markers made for blending and shading.  Each set of markers comes in a neat little wallet, but as my collection grew it became clear I needed a box for them to sit together on my work table …… So here is my solution……. Continue reading

Creative Elements Cards

I needed cards for three different occasions, “Happy Birthday’, ‘Happy Anniversary’ and ‘Congratulations’ for a new grandchild.  I decided the same design would work but using different colors and to change the layout of the ‘card candy’ (a new term I just learned, meaning embellishment!) The stamp set was Stampin Up’s Creative Elements ( and we just heard today this set is being retired and is now only available while stocks last!) see the bottom of this post for a great ‘free shipping’ offer 🙂

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Gatefold ‘Sale-a-bration’ Card

It’s that time of year when Stampin’ Up has a party and everyone can earn FREE gifts!!!  These range from stamp sets, embellishments, embossing folder and  punches…… if you haven’t yet seen the brochure – contact me now for your free copy 🙂

I have used some of the free products in the  gatefold card on the right of this picture.  The designer series paper is called Sweet Sorbet (133521) the stamp set is Petal Parade (133599) and the cute little bow is from the Sweet Sorbet accessory pack (133522) Continue reading

Gift Card Set ~ using Stampin’ Up’s Venetian Romance DSP

A dear friend is celebrating a milestone birthday later this month, but she doesn’t want any fuss, no buying of presents, parties or cake etc. Well I certainly cannot let such an occasion pass me completely by, so ……………

I love to make cards and 3D items, so the project I chose as my gift to her brings both of these aspects of paper crafting together! She is an avid letter writer so I decided to make her a set of 10 cards in a neat little folder. I have met her restriction of not ‘buying’ anything – ‘cos I made it all of materials I had in my ‘stash’.


My three main colors are Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede.  All the sentiments were stamped in Island Indigo with some sponging in Soft Suede.  These are the colors  in the Venetion Romance DSP I chose to use.

The sentiments were from ‘Petite Pairs’ stamp set and the Artisan Label Punch used to layer them.

Each card was stamped with the ‘swirly’ image from the ‘Best of Shelli’ 25th anniversary set.

best of shelli

The front cover of the folder used ‘Chalk Talk’ stamp and matching framelits.

chalk talk

If you ‘follow’  ~  ‘like’  and ‘comment’ on this post I will happily send you the recipe for this set of cards with the matching holder.  Not a bad deal…….. !!!!

Stampin Up ~ 25 stamp sets @ 25% off!!!!

25 off 25 sets

October 25th is Stampin’ Ups official 25th Anniversary – between October 22nd and 28th they are offering 25 different stamps sets for 25% off…. fabulous bargain! Some of these sets are also available in French,German and Spanish as well as English. Pictures of some cards and an chance to shop and win free product are toward the end of the post.

Here are 3 of the stamp sets included in the promotion:

keepsake ornaments

Ornament Keepsakes ~ this set has matching framelits


Happy Day

Happy Day


snowflake soire

Snowflake Soire

apocathry art

Apocathry Arts.  this set has matching framelits

shoppingpurseThis offer is available until Monday 28th – you can order directly from my website – just click the ‘shop now’ button above.  This week’s  Hostess Code for week ending Sunday is  KWH4TKW3 and you could win all the hostess $$$$$’s that accumulate during the week! One winner will be named at random

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalog, please feel free to contact me, and if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and my team I’d most definitely like to hear from you!

August Christmas/Holiday Card Stamp Camp

These were the cards we made in the August Camp.  Each person  made 3 of each card, including decorating the envelopes.  The left hand card features both heat and dry embossing in classic vanilla and gold.  The centre card has the traditional Christmas colours of Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and silver.  I just loved the contemporary colors of Crisp Cantalope and Cake Crumb cardstock in the right hand card.

There is one more Holiday card camp for 2013 on October 18th and 19th.


Heat Embossed Vellum Card

Heat Embossed Vellum Card

One of the layers of this card is made of vellum which I ‘shadow’ stamped with Crisp Cantaloupe ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder then set with my heat gun. The underlayer of the card is stamped with Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla card stock. This gives a pretty 3D effect. The fussy-cut flower is heat embossed in pewter then attached with a stampin dimensional. I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set