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!

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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!


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.

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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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Thank you so much for stopping by and shopping with me!




GSF Blog Hop – Truly Tailored Card for Dad

Hi Friends! I hope you’re having an amazing week so far! I’ve been busy this week; both at work and at play, but I am happy to bring you a card featuring the new Truly Tailored Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue that went live on January 3rd!

Seriously, have you seen the catalogue yet? It has so many amazing new items, I can hardly handle it! If you’re joining me from the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, thank you for stopping by! I know you’ve already seen some amazing projects, so thanks for sticking around!

If you’re here just because you enjoy my blog (thanks a million!), be sure to check out the other amazing projects by checking out the list below!


From the moment I opened the Occasions Catalogue, the True Gentlemen Suite instantly caught my eye. I’m not sure if was the colours (my fave colours are blue/turquoise), or if it’s because masculine cards are what I struggle with most, but this set really has it all for me. Plus, I thought that this suite would make the masculine cards come a bit easier for me.

And let me tell you, this suite has helped so much!

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I decided to go with something a bit more simple this time, but this suite really allows you to get creative with the sentiments and embellishments. The colour, sentiments; everything about this set just speaks to me and has so much to offer.

I think aside from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set itself, the True Gentlemen Designer Series Paper may be one of my most favourite Designer Series Paper that Stampin’ Up! has ever had. I say this because of it’s level of details, it’s classiness, and I think it can appeal to both kids and adults alike. Just think of the gift packaging you can create with it too!

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If you like this suite as much as I do, but are not too sure what to get, I’ve put together this little bundle for you to give you a hand. It’s an easy way to earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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Thank you once again for supporting my small business. Remember to use this month’s Hostess Code (ZCT7NK76) at checkout so you can earn even more rewards!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to click on the ‘Next’ button below to see the next amazing project and to follow along in the blog hop. You can full the full list of participants below and all you have to do is click on their name to see their beautiful creations.

Until next time, happy stamping!



Lisa Ann Bernard
Amanda Farlinger
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman
Karie Beglau
Kimberley Anne Morris
Libby Dyson
Tricia Butts
Ellen Woodbridge
Jenn Curtis Charles
Anita Wifladt
Kristie Neal Walthall
Courtenay Heuston
Rebecca Urban
Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
Lisa Hardie (YOU ARE HERE!)
Cheryl Algie
Marieke Bart
Amanda Bates
Angelique Stempelkeuken
Rachel Macleod
Georgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos
Lisa Henderson
Sarah McDermott



The NEW 2018 Occasions Catalogue is LIVE & It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

Stampin’ Up! is having its biggest sale of the year; that is Sale-A-Bration! Starting January 3 and running through to March 31, you have the opportunity to earn FREE Product! Today also marks the start of the ALL NEW Occasions Catalogue!

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Sale-A-Bration is an amazing time to shop Stampin’ Up! because when you do, you earn a FREE level 1 product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure for every $60 you spend (before taxes and shipping).

However, if you spend $120 (before taxes and shipping), you earn a FREE level 2 item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. It’s also a fantastic time to join the Stampin’ Up! family!


Sale-A-Bration is also the perfect time to join the Stampin’ Up! family. When you purchase the Starter Kit for $135, you get to build your own kit with $165 in product of your choosing, PLUS you get two choose TWO additional stamps sets of your choice from the Annual or Occasions Catalogues!

The best part for me about joining Stampin’ Up! is that your part of a community. A community that creates, supports, and shares. It’s fun, encouraging, and most of all, you get to surround yourself with like-minded, creative people just like you.

My team is growing and I’d love for you to join me! You can view all about becoming a Demonstrator HERE.

If you’re ready to dive right in, go HERE and click JOIN NOW to get started.  Still have some unanswered questions?  I’d love to chat! Call or email me any time!



See the Occasions Catalogue HERE.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and for supporting my small business. I wouldn’t be able to have my dream job without your support.



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Carols of Christmas Bundle

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Hello friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! We’ve certainly been busy! We finally got started on new flooring in our basement since our last flooding, and I took my boys to an amazing farm for some apple picking and lots of play! Weekends pass way too soon, don’t they?

I have a couple of cards to share with you today using the new Carols of Christmas Bundle from the new Holiday Catalogue.

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I just love that Stampin’ Up! included Brown Craft Paper and Old Olive Cardstock together as the Merry Little Christmas Bundle.  Coupled with Basic Black Cardstock, it just looks so great and I think the colour combination really works! I even used the new Champaign Foil Sheets for the cute little deer that comes in the bundle as part of the framelits.


I should also note that the card above is also part of the Card Swap I am participating in with my Stampin’ Up! Team! I’m so excited to participate with such a wonderful group of ladies! If you want to know more about joining my team, click HERE!

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This is another beautiful card that I created with the bundle! Isn’t it stunning? I coupled it with the Be Merry Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue, as well as the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies and the  beautiful Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon.

I just love how both of these cards turned out! Is this bundle on your wish list?

You can see a complete list of all the supplies I used to create today’s card, with clickable links to My Canadian Online Stampin’ Up! Store at the end of this blog post. I’d love to be your Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

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Thank you so much for visiting!


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