Adorable Valentine’s For Cat Lovers

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Love Cats is a fun and simple stamp set that just makes you smile, especially if you are a cat lover. My daughter Rachel has a white and black cat and her boyfriend Lushaun has a black and white cat. This stamp set reminded me of those fun felines. I made some simple Valentine’s cards using the Love Cats stamp set.


Love Cats Simple Valentine’s Cards


My go to product in the annual catalog is the assorted Memories & More cards and envelopes. They come with twenty cards and envelopes in a pack, ten large and ten small. The large ones are 4 1/4″ by 6 1/4″ and the idea is that you can use them with our 4″ by 6″ Memories a& More cards for a quick and easy card. I love using them just for their convenience and size. The small cards are 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″ and they are great for the smaller 3″ by 4″ Memories & More cards. I find this smaller size great for a quick and easy card to pop in with some flowers or in a gift bag. They ARE big enough to go in the regular mail as well.



Love Cats Valentine's cards using the small Memories & More cards



Masking technique on the envelope of this small Memories & More card



Large Memories & More Card with Love Cats



A pop of red and some black and white gingham ribbon and this Love Cats stamp is just perfect on this simple Valentine's card.


Love Cats Video Tutorial on Tuesday


I am including the link for the video tutorial that will be happening tomorrow at 10am EST or at 4pm in the Netherlands. You won’t be able to watch it right now (Monday) but I hope you join me tomorrow!! YouTube really is the best place to find the videos you are searching for, so I hope you take the time to subscribe to my channel.



Great New Freebie!!


Did you know that Stampin’Up! has added some new saleabration freebie choices? My favourite is free with a $120 purchase. Guess what it is? The Eden’s Garden bundle!!! That’s right, you get a bundle for free. A stamp set and dies. This has NEVER happened before, so be sure to get this great set free as well.


Eden's Garden bundle FREE with a $120 purchase.


Here is a screenshot of all the other new saleabration freebies available until February 28, 2023 with either a $60 or $120 purchase.


Free saleabration items with a $60 or $120 purchase until February 28, 2023




Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day.




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Country Floral Lane Valentine’s Card

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I made these Valentine’s cards for my Global Monthly video hop. My lovely friend Berdien Weideveld shared this card for the Artisan Team and I loved it so much that I just had to recreate it. Berdien has a great Instagram profile that you can find here, and then you can follow here there!


Country Floral Lane Valentine’s Card


Red is one of my favourite colours and one of my next favourite things is gingham. Add in a little texture, some green leaves and some scallops and I’m sold!!


Country Lane Floral Valentine's card cased from Berdien Weideveld


I stamped my sentiments in Versamark on Mossy Meadow and embossed in white. It can be so time consuming to find out where the sentiments came from on a card! Usually I have the complete list of products under my blog but I forgot to include this one. It’s the new Happy Labels 160685 in case you wanted to know. It also comes in a bundle with an amazing punch which you can find here. The white floral die cut behind the hearts is from Penned Flowers dies. My background is embossed with the Quatrefoil embossing folder.

Great Time Saving Product


Do you know what one of my favourite time saving products is? The assorted Memories & More cards and envelopes. The large ones measure 6 1/4″ by 4 1/4″ and the small ones are 3 1/4″ by 4 1/4″. I use them almost every day. The Valentine’s cards today use the large ones.


Valentine’s Card Video Tutorial



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Have you heard the latest news??


Stampin’Up! has just released its second set of free saleabration products. The one that I am most excited about is the Eden’t Garden bundle which you can get for FREE with a $120 purchase in Canada. This is the first time that a freebie has been available that has such a high value.


New saleabration freebies available until February 28, 2023


Happy shopping my friends! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day.

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Scrappy Strip Technique

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing a scrappy strip techqnique. I’m quite sure that this technique was pioneered by Bruno Bertucci from Australia. His card totally captured my heart so I cased it. Bruno’s card is also the one that made me fall in love even more with the Desert Details stamp set. My Tuesday Stories and Stamps YouTube video featured this card and I will share it in this blog post as well.


Scrappy Trip Technique Card with Desert Details


Scrappy Strip technique using Desert Details suite from Stampin'Up!


Taking the Party Inside


I especially love the look of the inside of the card. You use the same technique as for the outside of the card except you have the strips going the long way down the cardstock base. See the photo below. After you have covered your cardstock piece, turn it 90 degrees and cut into half inch strips. Just beautiful!!


Scrappy strip tip for the inside of your card.


The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock and embossed in white. The big flower was stamped in Cajun Craze and it looks great either stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock or Very Vanilla.


Video Tutorial for Scrappy Strip Technique





Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope that you try this technique for yourself. Today is February 1 so that means one more month of saleabration. Is this Desert Details stamp now on your wish list?

Have a super day. Links to shop with me are below.

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Friendly Gnomes for Valentine’s?

Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Did you overlook the new Friendly Gnomes set in the mini catalog? Gnomes are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Add a little whimsy and humour to your Valentine’s card and a bring a smile to someone’s face. Don’t limit your Valentine’s cards to just the romantic love in your life. Share the love with your friends, coworkers and neighbours. Every could use a little more love!


Friendly Gnomes Z-Fold Card


I made this Friendly Gnomes z-fold card yesterday for my weekly Facebook live video. Every Monday at 10am EST or 4pm in the Netherlands I do a Cheer Corner Facebook live video. The purpose is to spread cheer and my viewers can nominate someone to receive this card. Together we CAN change the world one card at a time.


Z-fold Valentine's Card using Friendly Gnomes from Stampin'Up!


Changing Things for the Better


Recently I have decided to make my Cheer Corner a little more interactive. I share the supplies and measurements ahead of time so that you can make the card with me or do it later. Here is the photo that I shared on my Facebook page.


supplies needed for Friendly Gnomes z-fold card


Facebook Cheer Corner Video Tutorial


Here is the video that I did for my Facebook Live on Monday.



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Desert Details

Desert Details:  An Unexpected Surprise


When I first saw the Desert Details stamp set I was quite honestly underwhelmed. I thought to myself, now that is one set that I don’t need to buy. Well! Then I went on my team retreat and my friend Pat had made a card with this set. I was so impressed with the long narrow graphic stamps that I just had to have it. Now that I have inked it up, it has not disappointed!!

Not only are those geometric stamps very impressive, the flowers are also stunning. They are distINKtive stamps which mean they naturally stamp in different shades of the same colour. Let’s take a look at two cards that I have made with this set.


Two Fun Cards


My first card was inspired by Sara Douglass and Shelli Gardner at OnStage in Vienna. With some simple masking you get an amazing geometric design on your card front. Want to know how I did it? Just watch the video tutorial below.


Desert Details Masking Technique Card


Cajun Craze and Soft Succulent look great together don’t they? That linen thread and those enamel dots essentials finish it off perfectly. The enamel dots come in night of navy, crumb cake and white. Here is a closeup.


Desert Details Masking Technique Card closeup


The second card will be shared next week when my video tutorial is also available.


Video Tutorial



There is actually a part two to this video. In the first part you see me showing all the stamps and dies and also how to do the masking technique. In the second video you see me making the actual card.



Thanks for joining me today, happy stamping, and don’t forget, the links to shop with me are below for Canadians, or you can shop in Europe with me here.

If your wish list is long, please remember that the very best deal of all is the starter kit, especially from now until February 28, 2023. Message me if you are interested or have any questions.

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