Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies Design Idea

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The Bloomin’ Hearts Thinlits Dies is probably one of my all-time favourite Stampin’ Up! Dies (and they will be in the new catalogue coming out on June 1st!). Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also so versatile! Having said that, there’s one card design idea that I wanted to share with you and I hope you love it just as much as I do.

I was asked to make this card for a friend of mine for her anniversary. As she was describing her relationship to me and the love she has for her Fiancé, one thing she told me really stood out,

He holds the key to my heart“.

So with this, a beautiful idea came to mind and I ended up designing a card that suit their relationship so perfectly. And she loved it!

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How cute is the key?! I actually found it in my ‘junk’ drawer (it’s really amazing what you can find in there!), gave it a good clean, and then put it to use! Note that there was two of the same keys, and to this day I have no idea what they are for, so I had no problem using it, hehe. The key itself is attached by using a piece of Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine.

You’ll notice that I used two Bloomin’ Heart cut-outs and just offset the colours for more of a ‘pop’. The background is embossed with the Falling Pedals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (which is on the Retiring List and on sale for an incredible 50% off right now!). You’ll also see that I used three of the hearts from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (which is also on the Retiring List and on sale for 50% off!).

I finished off the card with a lovely sentiment, which I printed from the computer, and then cut out the sentiment with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (another favourite of mine).

TIP: I used the second largest Oval Stitched Framelit, which measures 2-3/4″ x 1-5/16″. If you are using a custom printed sentiment, font sizes 18 through 22 fit best in this oval size depending how long your sentiment is.

I really love all of my Stampin’ Up stuff, so be sure to get your hands on the retiring items before they are gone for good! You can shop online in my Canadian Online Stampin’ Up! Shop. I truly appreciate being your Demonstrator.

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Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local Recap – April 2017

 

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I’m a little bit behind in recapping my first OnStage experience (it’s what happens when you’re dealing with a flooded basement), but never the less, I thought it was still worth while to share such an amazing experience with you all.

If you’re not familiar with OnStage, this is an exclusive event held by Stampin’ Up! for their Demonstrators. It’s a one day conference that literally happens all over the world! There is the main OnStage event, which just happened to be in Amsterdam this time (oh man, how I would loved to go there!), but then there is also OnStage Local, which is smaller events throughout various countries so that even more people can attend. Luckily, the event closest to me just happened to be in Toronto, which is nice and close to me.

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This event allows demonstrators to learn about new products (i.e. the new 2017 – 2018 catalogue!), do some small business training, and even get crafty!

Most importantly though, it was inspiring.

Inspiring in ways that I can’t quite get down on paper (or screen). There’s just something about being in a room full of like-minded, talented, and oh-so-inspiring women (and some men), that just warms your heart. You get to meet new people and create lasting friendships, see others amazing Stampin’ creations, and really connect with other Demonstrators on a more personal level that you rarely get the chance to do.

I was lucky in that the majority of our Stamp with Jenn Demonstrator Team was there too! It’s amazing to connect with everyone in person so we can all reach the same goal:

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I can’t begin to express how much I love being a Demonstrator and how much I love to share my projects with you all. I am so happy I decided to take the plunge to join Stampin’ Up! a year and a half ago, and OnStage really reiterated my feelings!

The new product coming out on June 1st is amazing (as you may have seen some of the projects I’ve already shared), and I was even fortunate enough to win three stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! at OnStage! Can you say Prize Patrol?!

One of the main highlights of OnStage was seeing the display boards, not only of new products themselves, but to actually see them in action by way of Demonstrator creations. I love how we are able to preorder and play with new items because it allows us to show you , our amazing customers, what is coming and how easy it is to create projects with just a few items.

The fun wasn’t over after OnStage was finished either, as the Stamp with Jenn Team went out for dinner, not just to chat and swoon over the new catalogue, but to celebrate what it means to be a Demonstrator.

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To be part of a team. A community. A family.

I truly love what I do and being a Demonstrator has allowed me to share my passion with others. I can’t wait for the next OnStage! And next year, I’ll be attending the big 30th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up! in Orlando! Would you like to join me?

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NEW Stampin’ Up! 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek – Birthday Delivery Bundle

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Hello friends! Welcome back to the Stampin’ Girl blog! My apologies for not posting in a little while, as we’ve been dealing with a flooded basement! I’ve had to start using my dining room as my craft area, but I’m at least excited I can still craft!

Any who, are you excited to see a sneak peek of a new bundle available in the upcoming 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue?! I knew you would be!

How adorable is this set?! It comes from the new Birthday Delivery Suite, which includes the stamp set, designer series paper, and framelits! The amazing thing about this suite is that the framelits cut out not only the images in the stamp set, but also those in the designer paper! Can you say, MIND BLOWN?!

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The other great thing about this set is that it’s actually a whole suite! You can include super cute matching ribbon, cardstock, and balloon honeycomb embellishments.

I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this set as I know you will just love it. You’ll find it in the upcoming 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, which goes live on June 1st, 2017.

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GSF Blog Hop – My Favourite Bundle

Hi there! Welcome to another round of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! Thanks for following along.

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The theme this month is My Favourite Bundle. Honestly though, how can I pick just one?! There are so many I love, but I guess if I had to pick the one I am using the most right now, it would be the Oh So Succulent Bundle.

I just love how versatile this set is! You can really do so much with it, including having the ability to make a beautiful succulent garden (like the one below!). Details on this project are coming soon, so stay tuned! But here are a few things I’ve created with this bundle.

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So beautiful, right?! I am seriously in love with this set! It’s also available as a whole suite, complete with its own designer series paper, matching ribbon, and card stock.

And there we have it, one of my favourite bundles! Thank you for joining me on the blog today! Be sure to click below to visit the next blogger for some more amazing bundle options.

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Sale-A-Bration Update!

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Thanks for stopping by, friends!

This is just a little reminder that Sale-A-Bration ends at the end of the month, on March 31st! Now it the perfect time to stock up on items from your wish list, because purchasing will earn you some awesome rewards.

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Sale-A-Bration is really one of the best times (or maybe even THE BEST time) to shop with Stampin’ Up! because for every $60 you spend, you get to pick a FREE item from our Sale-A-Bration catalogue. It’s really a win-win!

You can view the Sale-A-Bration brochures HERE and HERE.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some items are proving to be popular! Please note that the Card Tin from the Sale-A-Bration brochure is no longer available.

Not sure what to get? Here are some project examples to help get your creative juices flowing.

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GSF Blog Hop – Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers! Welcome to my very first Blog Hop with the Global Stamping Friends!

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I am so excited to participate in my first blog hop – so let’s hope I actually do this right 🙂 I am actually pretty honoured to participate in the hop alongside so many talented artists! I can’t wait to see what they come up.

Now, let’s get to it. This month’s hop is a sketch challenge based on the following sketch. We have to option to follow it to a ‘T’ or really have some fun and play around with it. I chose a bit of both!

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There are really so many places you can take a sketch like this, but for this challenge, I chose to keep it simple. Sometimes I think simple cards are the best cards; think of  understated beauty. And that’s exactly what I think this is.

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For this card I used a scrap piece of paper from last year’s Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack. I alway keep my scraps. Always. That way when I need to make a quick card, I have some paper readily available. Beside, why waste good paper? 🙂

I also used the Avant Garden stamp set that is part of the current Sale-A-Bration promotion. I absolutely love this set. It’s so versatile and can really be used with any sentiment you may have on hand. The best part is, is that you can get this set for FREE! Click HERE to learn more.

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The colours used for this card include Watermelon Wonder, a hint of Cherry Cobbler using the Stampin’ Write Marker, Cucumber Crush, and Basic Black for the sentiment.  Of course, I also added some rhinestones as well, for a nice added touch!

Pretty and simple.

And thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my card. Now it’s time to hop on over to the next person…Kimberley has something amazing waiting for you as well!

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Global Design Project GDP #074: Oh So Succulent

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I finally received my Oh So Succulent Bundle in the mail yesterday, I literally couldn’t open  the package fast enough! The amount of projects and cards that I’ve seen, combined with one of my upcoming classes (Succulent Garden Party), I really couldn’t get this set in my hand fast enough. I have been DYING to play with it…ok, well not dying, but as a fellow crafter you know how antsy we get when we’re waiting for a package to arrive!

I didn’t have anything else planned, so I basically dove right in to create this card for the Global Design Project GDP #074. This is the first time I’ve entered a design into any challenge, so I am excited to do so, and to also see what other designs other stampers have come up with. The only stipulation is that we need to create a design based on their sketch, which is what you see below. Though it is important to note that the sketch is just a guideline and we can make the project our own, which is where the fun and creativity come in.

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For this card in particular, I decided to stick with some bright and cheery colours such as Sweet Sugarplum, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay; and  of course I used the Oh So Succulent stamp set and framelits dies. The sentiment is from the new Avant Garden stamp set that is part of the current Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get this set for FREE! Click HERE to learn more!

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For this card I also used our new Watercolour Pencils. Let me tell you – these are a game changer when it comes to stamping! They can be used alone or you can use them with the Aqua Painter like I did to create a really beautiful watercolour effect. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pencils and will be using them for the larger stamps that I’ve typically left aside because I didn’t know how I should colour them in.

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I am very happy with the results of this card. In fact, I made two of them so I can send them to my twin baby cousins for their 1st birthday!

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Jump on over to the Global Design Project gallery and check out all the different interpretations of the sketch…and why not take the challenge and enter your own card!

Happy Stamping!

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