In the Moment Meets Meandering Meadow

Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. I am over the moon about the Meandering Meadows paper. The Garden Meadow bundle that goes with it is also pretty awesome, but the paper blows my mind. So, so beautiful. Perhaps you have never heard of it? You can find it in the online exclusive section on the SU website.


In The Moment Meets Meandering Meadows


I was playing with this paper and looking at this particular sheet and it occurred to me that the lady from In The Moment would look great with the fence dies and stamp. She is holding a glass of wine and pondering life, or someone in particular. I think she looks just like me!!

To make this even more special you can “paper piece” the lady. Simply stamp her again on patterned paper and cut out the dress. Stamp the lady on basic white cardstock as well and fussy cut her being sure to remove the railing that she is leaning on. Glue the dress to the lady and then arrange her beside the path and behind the shrubbery and the gate. The base for this card is a large Assorted Memories & More card. That’s it!! The saying is from Thoughtful Expressions.


In the Moment pairs well in this card with Meandering Meadows paper and the Garden Meadow bundle all from Stampin'Up!


Saleabration Time!


This is the best time of the year to stock up on stamps. Your best deal is of course the starter kit which will also score you a free glass plate, silicone craft palette and large grey shammy. You can do that here. It’s like getting a Costco membership so you can get your own 20% discount on future purchases as well. You will also be part of a pretty awesome stamping community, including my Beyond Pampered team!!

Of course, if the starter kit doesn’t make your heart skip a beat, I am always happy to have people order from me. With every $60 purchase you can get a free saleabration item.


Video Tutorial


I can’t share the video tutorial for this card because it is exclusive for my YouTube platform members. You can join this membership too if you like! I do have another great video to share with you that shows you how wonderful this paper is. If you want written inspiration, I have made a 17 card tutorial featuring the cards in this video and fifteen more, all using saleabration products as well as the Garden Meadow suite., You can find this tutorial here.



Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have a good rest of your weekend! I am off to have a nice hot bath, read my book and go to bed early. Living with the kids and grandkids for a few weeks tires this oma out!! Next Wednesday I fly back to my husband in the Netherlands!! Hugs from Canada, Jackie

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The Joy of Whale Watching

Well hello stampers!! It has been two months since I have written a blog post and I am sorry about that. I hope you have missed me a bit. Today I am sharing a lovely card with you using the set Whale Watching. Whether or not you have ever gone whale watching, this stamp set is spectacular. Capture the magic and majesty of these creatures on your cards or in your scrapbook pages. Mine was a card for my weekly Cheer Corner and you can also see the video which I will include a little further on in my blog post.


Whale Watching Card


Masking paper was the secret to creating a nice scene for this Whale Watching card. It really is a simple card with just stamps, ink and paper. I used a blending brush and some Blends markers to step it up a notch.


Card using Whale Watching stamp set from Stampin'Up!


Mini Catalog Inspiration


Do you remember to use your catalogs as tools for inspiration? Sometimes we forget, don’t we? There is a great card that I want to share with your from the mini catalog. It uses this Whale Watching set in conjunction with Waves of Inspiration and the Nested Essentials dies. Brilliant really!


Card using Whale Watching and Waves of Inspiration. All products Stampin'Up! by The Pampered Stamper.


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Ready for Something Special??


If you have been following my blog for a while as well as my business Facebook page, you will know that Stampin’Up! has really enriched my life. I have met SO many wonderful people through stamping. You can too!! There is absolutely no need to be a stamping super star, but you can still have the benefits of this amazing stamping community. How??

Change your life and get the starter kit! This will mean that you are on my Beyond Pampered team. Together we do such fun things, the best of which are the team retreats. They are truly life-changing! The starter kit also means getting your own stamps at a 20% discount.

Did you know that if you get the starter kit this month you get either 35% off OR 35% more in your kit? You also get to keep your discount until the end of April 2024 regardless of how little you purchase. Truly, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!!


35% off or 35% more in your starter kit deal, valid until October 31, 2023.


Are you ready to take this exciting step? If so, click here to join my team in Canada. Live in Europe, you can click here to join my team.


A Personal Note


We are now all moved into the home where Gerard grew up, right next to the greenhouse. That means that I now have my stamp room on the main floor where the living room used to be! You can guess what that also means. I have to keep it neat!! I do love the natural light and I can see right into the greenhouse to see Gerard work. We now have coffee together every morning at 10am in the greenhouse. On December 28 I will fly back to Canada to spend a late Christmas with the kids and then have a team retreat from January 2-4. Maybe you can come too??

I hope you have a super day, and thanks so much for joining me today.


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Regal Reindeer for my Inner Child

Happy Friday stampers! I love stories, especially Christmas stories. Regal Reindeer looks like some of the creatures and characters from some of my favourite stories. Today I have a card for you as well as some adorable shaker Christmas ornaments. I am also going to share a stunning card made by Tami White. Shall we take a look?


Regal Reindeer


Regal Reindeer has two different stamped images of majestic reindeer as well as an embossed die cut reindeer. Did you know that reindeer in the wild are called caribou?


Regal Reindeer Christmas card


If you want to see how the snow was made, check out my YouTube video here below. Have you subscribed yet? I hope you do!! Just click on the red subscribe button on the bottom right of the video.



Adorable Regal Reindeer Ornaments


Did you know that I participate in a Global Monthly Video hop? It is always the first Wednesday of the month and this month I am on the ball. I am quite proud that I already have my video ready to go. The ornaments turned out so beautifully that I couldn’t wait to share them with you. To see how they are made, you will have to wait until November 2. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel you will be notified when my video gets posted. It really is quite handy!!


adorable shaker ornaments made with Regal Reindeer and Storybook Gnomes


Shaker Ornaments Video (added later!)



Just Ten More Days!


Did you know that there are only ten more days left to save a lot of money and have even more fun? That’s right! Make your wish list of Stampin’Up! products and pare it down to $206. You can put all of that into a starter kit and pay only $135. Couldn’t fit everything into the starter kit? No worries, you can order them later with your very own 20% discount. There are more great benefits. By getting the starter kit using my link, you will also get to join my team page, my training group and Prime Time all for FREE!! Here is the link for you if you live in Canada, and here is the link if you live in Europe.


Stampin'Up! is now in Belgium and Ireland


Yes, Stampin’Up! is now in Belgium and in Ireland. I am hoping that if you live in either of these countries you will consider joining my European team. Opportunities abound!




Thanks for joining me today, I hope that you were inspired by what I shared. If you want to help an independent business person grow her business you can help by pinning or sharing my posts or by shopping with me either for products linked below of for tutorials. I appreciate you!! Have a super day.




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Make Magic with Labels Aglow Dies

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I want to show you how you can make magic with the Labels Aglow dies. These are not your typical dies and it might be a little overwhelming at first to figure out the best way to really make these dies shine (pardon the pun!). I have made 8 different cards with these dies and with the Lights Aglow paper. The most unusual one was the one that I cased straight out of the mini catalog on page 33. I will share that one first.


Slimline Card with Labels Aglow Dies


This slimline card uses one of the biggest circular dies from the Labels Aglow Dies. It also incorporates the beautiful specialty glimmer paper in Evening Evergreen and Gold. Photos honestly cannot do justice to the shimmer of this card. I also love that it is a Happy New Year’s card. Those are great if you have forgotten anyone on your Christmas list or if you are a little behind schedule. Here it is!


Slimline Glimmer Circle card using Labels Aglow dies from Stampin'Up!


Video Showing 9 Cards Made With Labels Aglow



Card Closeups


Here are some of the cards that I have made over the past two days. Most of them are truly a clean and simple cards making them easy to recreate. This is a fun way to make lots of Christmas cards without them all being exactly the same. Remember that if you are embossing your sentiments in gold, be sure to use your embossing buddy first for much better results! Trust me, I got lazy and tried doing it without that extra step and I regretted it.









Lights Aglow Card from Stampin'Up!



Lights Aglow Card from Stampin'Up!



Lights Aglow Card from Stampin'Up!



Lights Aglow Card from Stampin'Up!



Lights Aglow Card


One More Idea for Labels Aglow Dies


As I was making these cards another idea came to me but I didn’t have time to put it into action yet. I think these dies would be perfect for making a tea light holder or lumière. Perhaps in the next few days I will have to time to make some to show you. If you beat me to it, be sure to send me a photo of your creation!


A Long Wish List?


If you have a long wish list of stamping supplies, you may wish to consider the amazing deal on the starter kit right now. You can put $206 worth of supplies in it and pay only $135. Sounds too good to be true, but it really isn’t! If you have questions, please ask me. Here is the link to get that deal. Thanks for joining me today and happy stamping! New customers and new team members are always welcomed and they all get free pdf tutorials. You will never have a creative block again!


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Wild Cats

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today’s card  features the fun stamp set Wild Cats. I am going to have to channel my own inner wild cat as I am pretty sure that I have COVID. Gerard tested positive yesterday and today I have the symptoms as well. Will get officially tested today. In the meantime, I don’t feel too badly, a scratchy throat and a bit of the chills. Let’s take a look at my card, it could get interesting!!


Wild Cats Card


I originally made this card for my weekly Cheer Corner videos. It was a lot of fun to make and I am looking forward to making some more cards with it. Nice to make a card that doesn’t have flowers on it!! I love flowers as much as the next person but it does feel very refreshing to have a different subject matter.


wild cats card



What???? Do you see that bottom picture? It’s miniscule! I’m going to have to take another picture so that you can see the detail in the card. Sometimes my camera plays tricks on me. I wanted to share the photo anyways so you can get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in a blog post. If you look closely, you can also see that I forgot to put my watermark on them. COVID brain!! At least that is my excuse for the next couple of days.


More Inspiration


Here are a few more cards that I would like to CASE (copy and share everything) if I have time.


Stamping in the Meadows Wild Cats card

This card is by Akiko Sudano from Stamping in the Meadows.

I love how she focused on the patterned paper in this suite and only stamped her sentiment.


Wild Cats card by Michele Zindorf

I am really looking forward to giving this card a try! Michelle Zindorf is an amazing artist and creates lovely scenes with brayered and sponged backgrounds. You can check out her blog Freedom in Creating here.


The last card that I am going to share from other demonstrators is from Mary Deatherage. This is a triple-twisted easel card for those of you who love a challenge! Mary’s blog is called Stamps’n’Lingers. Be sure to check out her blog because it includes a video on how to make this card.


Mary Deatherage's Wild Cats fancy fold card


Case The Catalog


Did you know that I often go to the catalog when I do my Stamping Through My Stash videos? It is a great place to start for inspiration. My wild cats card came from there. Take a look at the photo below and see if you can find it.


Wild Cats catalog samples


How to Video


Sometimes it is just really nice to see how a card is made, and perhaps to see if I mess up along the way!! Here is my video, if you like it please share and be sure to subscribe so you get notified when I post another video.





Thanks for joining me today. I’m pretty proud of myself that I got this done before my morning coffee time! I want to end with sharing what I put in my newsletter yesterday about the starter kit. Something for YOU to think about while you drink your morning coffee. Have a super day!!


Post-Script Newsletter Message


Every year in January and February there are a few amazing people who choose to do something that really changes their lives.

They decide to get the starter kit and join my award winning team. Not only do they get the amazing deal on the kit (no shipping, often no tax and now two bonus free stamp sets!) they also get unique perks from being on MY team. What are those perks?

1. Free membership in Prime Time with the Pampered Stamper group.
2. Free membership in my Training Group with weekly coaching videos.
3. TWO free pdf tutorials a month with 14-16 projects each.
4. Exciting team events including annual retreats. When there are official Stampin’Up! events we stay in really cool places together as I love to scout out special places.
5. An exciting and vibrant Beyond Pampered team page where people interact and support each other.

What are YOU waiting for? Message me if you have any questions or simply click here and get started.

Live in Europe? You can join my European team right here.


Sharing the Recognition: My Team Means Everything to Me!

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. My team means everything to me!

It is already super late but  I just wanted to say THANK YOU!! Last night was the “Stampin’Up! Oscars” where top performers in the industry get recognized. I received several awards but the one that touches my heart the most was ranking #3 in Canada out of more than 5700 demonstrators for Team Building. This means that I am training my team properly so that they will stay with Stampin’Up! and keep their own discount.

Many of my team members were first my customers, but the best deal out there is the one where you get your own discount. Therefore it is a natural progression to move from customer to team member. I like to compare it to moving from being an acquaintance to being a friend. If my friends want more than a discount and want to build a thriving business, then I become their champion and mentor to make that happen. Their dreams are my dreams!

It has become my mission to make no difference on my team between those who are there for their own discount and those who are there to build a business. They are all valuable to me, to each other and to the stamping community. EVERYONE brings something to the table and that is beautiful. Never, ever doubt getting the starter kit because you think you will be cheating me in any way. I want what is best for you and what happens after you get the starter kit is not an issue. Every day that you are on my team is a good day!


That’s it. No long post today. It is 9:59 pm and this squirrel is going to bed. Thanks ever so much for being here. I hope that if you read my blog and you live in Canada that you will feel inspired to join my team. It’s a pretty awesome place to be.


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