Celebrate Card w/ Video, Plus Tips!

Hello friends and happy Sunday!

We’re in the middle of an April ice storm here in Hamilton…what the heck?! I am so ready for Spring! BUT, being stuck inside has it’s advantages as I was able to film and edit my latest video all in one day! Winning!

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Today’s card is so pretty, isn’t it? Not only does it have a little bling, but I made it using absolutely NO stamping! I do love to stamp, but sometimes you just gotta change it up, you know?

For this card the main items used are the Eclectic Layers Thinlit Dies and the Celebrate you Thinlits (coming out June 1st).  A full list of supplies used for this card is located at the end of this blog post.

You can watch the full video tutorial below.

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I really hoped you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Here is a closer look at the card.

Celebrate You Card

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Thank you so much for visiting today! Happy non-stamping! ūüėČ

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Colour Revamp Revealed

Colour Revamp

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When they see changes happening, they review their color spectrum to ensure that they remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp! In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colours, they decided it was time to give their color collections a makeover.

You may have noticed from the Retiring Lists that many colours are going away. While I am sad to see some of my favourite colours go (goodbye my beloved Island Indigo), I am equally excited to see some returning favourites, as well as some brand new colours!

First, let’s take a look at the RETIRING COLOURS. They are below.

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Second, let’s new at NEW colours. Notice any returning favourites?!

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Next, let’s look at the FULL colour Reveal, including new Colour Collections.

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Aren’t these colours delicious?! I am very excited about Merry Merlot, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, and Balmy Blue! Oh, and did you see that Mint Macaron is coming back?! YES!

So, what do you think about these changes? I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section of this blog post. I am absolutely excited about this and can just imagine all of the fun stamping we can have with these colours.

There is another change coming (I know, it’s a lot to take in), but the ink pads are also changing and I’ll post about those soon! And trust me, it is good!

When the catalogue goes live on June 1st, I’ll also have some colour guides available for my customers.

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Thanks for joining me today! Happy Stamping!

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Time to Say Goodbye

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Every year Stampin’ Up! comes out with a list of retiring products to make room for brand new items! While it is exciting, it’s always sad to say goodbye to some of our favourites!¬†From now until May 31st is your chance to get these products (some only while supplies last) before they are gone forever!

Please take a look at the lists below to see what is retiring:

Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.

View all the retiring items in my Online Store HERE.

 

Be sure to complete your wish list fast! Some times are only while supplies last and I’d hate for you to miss out!

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Beautiful Brusho Card w/VIDEO and Tips

Welcome friends! Today I am talking about Brusho and I have a video tutorial on how to create this stunning card using these Watercolour Crystals!

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You might have heard of the new Brusho Crystal Colour from Stampin’ Up! already, but just in case you haven’t, let me tell you about it! Brusho Crystal Colour is really a unique and highly pigmented watercolour powder and currently Stampin’ Up! offers ¬†a set 5 different colours. These include Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red, Gamboge, Moss Green, and Yellow.

The powder can be applied to a variety of mediums including: watercolour, mixing with acrylics, simple sprinkling techniques and even wood staining! But for the purpose of this post, I did some good ole’ fashioned watercolour painting.

Before you get started, be sure to gather some of the additional watercolour painting supplies (as noted in the video below). You’ll also find a full supply list at the bottom of this post:

  • Two Mason Jars for water

  • A small bowl or other dish

  • Paper Towel

  • A Paint Brush

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Look how pretty this is! I love it SO much! This would make a perfect birthday or Mother’s Day card too!

But to get the most out of Brusho, I have some tips for you and really think you’ll find them useful. They are:

  • Brusho is a highly pigmented product, which means it’s really rich in colour and a little goes a long way!

  • I suggest you do not fully open the Brusho jar, but rather poke a couple of holes in the top with your Paper Piercing Tool (or other). This way you can ‘sprinkle’ on the colour when needed. Think of it as using a salt shaker!

  • You don’t always need to add water to your paper first, simply sprinkle and spritz! Sprinkle your Brusho colours directly on your Watercolour Paper and then spritz with your Stampin’ Spritzer! You can then blend with your paint brush or leave it as-is for a crystalized effect.

  • Watercolour Paper is optimal when using Brusho, but if you don’t have that on hand, use heavy cardstock.

  • It’s messy and spontaneous, and FUN!

If you have some tips to share yourself, please comment on the post as I’d love to learn as well!

Need some supplies? Oh, how I would appreciate your business! When you support my online store, it brings more amazing videos to you! Plus, be sure to check out my rewards program HERE!

Oh, and don’t gorget that Sale-a-Bration isn’t over until March 31st, so be sure to stock up on some of your FREE favourites when you spend $60 or more in my online store!

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If you’re looking for some more inspiration, be sure to check out my Local Events Page for all of my upcoming events! If you’re local to Hamilton, ON, there are several classes to chose from, and you can even join me at my Stampin’ Bingo event! Click HERE for more info.

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Celebrating You Perennial Birthday Card

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Hello friends! I’m in the midst of an unexpected two weeks off at my day job, so that means I’ve been spending more time in the craft room – and I’m loving it! To be honest though, I’ve needed a bit of a mental break and am getting some much needed rest and time to really just do nothing. It’s been good for me and a much needed break for sure.

But let’s get on with today’s card because I am in LOVE! It features the new Perennial Birthdays Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue. I can already tell that this set is going to get a lot of use; not just for birthday cards, but I foresee all sorts of occasions being used with this fun floral set.

I stamped this card using the masking technique and did some watercoloring with our Aqua Painters. I used a Berry Burst for the card based, and then Berry Burst, Pool Party, and Cucumber Crush Ink for the stamped images. If you don’t happen to have Cucumber Crush Ink, Wild Wasabi is an excellent substitute!

It really turned out lovely, don’t you think?

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A full list of supplies used to make today’s card is at the bottom of this post.¬†Please choose to shop with me in my¬†Canadian Online Stampin’ Up! Store. I’d love to¬†welcome you as one of my VIP customers! Check out the perks¬†HERE.

Thank you so much for shopping with me and visiting the blog today! I SO appreciate you stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

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New Beginnings | GDP123

Hello Friends!

I decided to enter the Global Design Project Challenge #123 at the last minute, and I’m super excited to show you what I came up with! I’ve done the challenge before, but I admit, it’s been a while!

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This challenge (#GDP123) is all about new beginnings, and I think this is something we can all relate to. Whether it’s a new job, you’re a new Stampin’ Up! Demo (or want to be!), retirement, wedding…the list can go on! We’ve all started anew at one point or other, so what a perfect theme!

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For this particular card, I had two things in mind; retirement and/or new job. I think it suits either occasion as its bright, cheery, and really shows excitement!

The layout of the card is cased from the lovely Lauren Alarid, who is a fellow demonstrator and a 2018 Artisan Design Team Member. Her cards are always so lovely, but the layout in which this one is based, is probably one of my faves!

You’ll notice that I used a couple of different stamp sets for this card; the new Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the new Occasions Catalogue, as well as the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue.

Colours used are Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Peekaboo Peach. Also used is the beautiful Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which created the beautiful background on this card.

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I do hope you love this card! If you have any questions about this or anything Stampin’ Up!, please comment below!

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Happy Wishes Watercolour Burst Card w/Video

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Hello friends and happy Sunday! I have a gorgeous card to show you today! It’s much more simpler than it looks, plus I used a stamp set¬†that can be earned FREE as part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion too!

What is Sale-a-Bration?
Sale-a-bration is a three month promotion and it’s an¬†awesome time to shop¬†Stampin’ Up!, as well as join the Stampin’ Up! family of demonstrators. Here are all the details!

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If you’ve ever thought about joining the Stampin’ Up! family, now is the BEST time to join so you can take advantage of the amazing Sale-A-Bration promotion for brand new Demonstrators. On top of building your own kit, you get to pick TWO FREE stamp sets!

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Here are just ¬†a few reasons why you’ll love our team:

  • Regular in-person and online meetings.

  • Team swap events.

  • Business training and coaching if you wish.

  • Exclusive online Facebook group connecting you to team members all over Canada.

  • 20% instant product discount.

  • Earn up to 40%¬†commission on all personal purchases and customer sales.

  • SO much more!

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OK, so now onto this gorgeous card! I created a new tutorial to show you how easy it is to make a sweet watercolour burst card. I hope you love it!

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Watch the video tutorial below:

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