Fantastic Field Journal

Hello stampers and happy Monday. I love all things vintage and also artistic images from nature, so this new fantastic  Field Journal stamp set was a must have for me. This stamp set allows me to pretend that I can draw! Do you want to see what I made with it?


Field Journal Cards


Field Journal Chipmunk


This is the first card that I made with Field Journal. I just love the cute chipmunk and all the images are just great for colouring. Don’t you think it pairs well with the In Good Taste paper?


Field Journal Collage


The mallard duck is just so beautiful that he deserves his very own card. This card also shows you how versatile a saying can be when you cut it up and rearrange it to say something just a bit different.


Field Journal duck


The last card is just a twist on the first card, using a different background paper from In Good Taste.


Field Journal Chipmunk


Do you notice any other differences in this card? The chipmunk is stamped on whisper white, the sentiment is a banner rather than stamped on the designer series paper, and the designer series paper from In Good Taste is a lot darker on this card. Which one do you like the best?


Video Tutorial


Here is the video tutorial from my Facebook live. This will show you how I coloured the images.



If you want to see another blog post that features some great images from nature, check this one out.


Only Two Days Left


Did you know that you only have two more days to get the great deal on the starter kit? You could also call it your discount shopper kit. Here is how it works:

  1. Choose your free bundle. This could be a stamp set and coordinating dies OR a stamp set and coordinating punch.
  2. Make a wish list of $165 in products from the annual catalog or from the clearance rack or a combination of both.
  3. Anticipate getting a free past Paper Pumpkin, 8 annual catalogs and 8 holiday catalogs to give to your friends so they can discover a new hobby!
  4. Pay only $135. No shipping, no tax.
  5. Enjoy a 20% discount on your purchases until the end of October.
  6. If you want to pursue this opportunity to either build a business or maintain your 20% discount, then and only then do you need to buy or sell $400 every three months. You would need to do this by the end of September but you would have an extra month grace period until the end of October.


Get Started!


Here is the link to get started on your fun journey into a great new community, a super discount and lots of fun. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I would love to add you to my Beyond Pampered team page as well as The Pampered Stamper training group. This is free for my team members but also available to ALL demos around the world for just $5 a month. It is so much fun to be a part of a vibrant group that shares your passions and interests and has your back!


Have a super day and thank you for joining me today!



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Cute Fruit Collage

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am going to share with you Cute Fruit which is a stamp set that is NOT in the annual catalog. So where can you find it? In the Beginner Brochure called “Make Beautiful Things”. Let’s take a look at your options.


Cute Fruit Collection


This is what the beginner brochure says:  Combine juicy fruit and happy smiley faces for bright and fresh projects. The Cute Fruit Cards & Tags Collection includes enough supplies to create as many cards and tags as you can imagine. No guesswork needed – we’ve done it for you! Mix and match the images and greetings to create projects for any sweet friends. The Two-Step Stampin’ allows you layer images in multiple colors. You’ll have so much fun combining the images to create a variety of fruit!

Collection includes

*Cute Fruit Stamp Set – 17 stamps
*Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
*Classic Stampin’ Spots Assortment (Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Shaded Spruce)
*Clear Block D

I think that this is a fantastic way to start your stamping journey. When I first started the hardest thing was not having enough colours. This collection gives you a fabulous selection and you don’t have to figure it out yourself. The block is big enough to work with all the stamps.


Cute Fruit Collection


This collection is only $79.75 which is a pretty affordable way to start a new hobby. Already have a block and inks? The stamp set is only $22. Just click on the links below in the product list and you will get all the details.


My Cute Fruit Collage Card


I have long extolled the virtues of notecards and envelopes. Every stamper should have at least one pack of these on hand as they are great for making quick and easy cards. Simple stamping at it’s best!


Cute Fruit collage card


Don’t you just love the bright colours and bold images? This card was so much fun to make! I also made the tags and one of the other cards from the brochure. I’ll take a picture of that page so you can see them too.


Beginner Brochure Cute Fruit


Collage Stamping


What is collage stamping? It is when you stamp a lot of images repeatedly to create a background. The most effective way to do this is to:

  1. Stamp your largest images first.
  2. Stamp some of your images off the edge of your card.
  3. Rotate your images so that they look more natural and random.
  4. Fill in the open spots with your smallest images.
  5. Use complementary colours.


My Video


Here is the video I made when making this card. Be forewarned, it is a Facebook live video so there is the regular amount of chit chat. I won’t know if you fast forward to the good parts!






Thanks again for joining me today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Just a reminder that the great deal on the starter kit with the bonus free bundle of your choice ends on Tuesday June 30. You could put this collection in your starter kit as well as anything else you like excluding host sets. Ready to take the plunge and have Christmas for yourself in the summer? Just click here. Let me know if you have any questions. You already know that if you live in Canada I would love to have you on my team. Have a super day.



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Well Dressed Class to Go

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I will be sharing my Well Dressed Class to Go. I’m a little late writing this blog because I was busy doing yardwork. My lawn has been looking terrible and I was told it was because I needed to plant more grass seed and fertilize it. This has now been done and it feels pretty good. Every time I walk to the mailbox I admire the beautiful lawns from my neighbours and I am a little green with envy, unlike my yard!


Well Dressed Supplies


Well Dressed Supplies


These are the some of the supplies I used for my Well Dressed class to go. Basic Grey, Seaside Spray, Pretty Peacock and Night of Navy were the colours and denim ribbon as the manly accent. The sayings are all from the COVID19 product giveback pdf that is a fundraiser for the World Health Organization and the United Way.


Well Dressed Class to Go


I have designed four cards to go with this great stamp set which is included in this class to go. I will also do a video tutorial to show you how I made the cards. It really is very simple, but a video is always fun to follow along with. Please click below to choose your option, local pickup, shipping in Canada, or shipping to the States.


Well Dressed class to go


Mailing Options



Thanks so much for joining me today, I always appreciate you stopping by, leaving a comment or sharing my work on Pinterest. I hope that you are doing well during this time of social isolation, it seems that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. My flights to the Netherlands have been canceled twice, I am hoping that the third try is a charm! I am scheduled to leave on May 19 but the new catalogs should be here before then so you can come and get them from my porch. Have a super day and remember to enjoy the little things.


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Using Words as a Collage

Hello stampers and happy Monday! Have you ever used words as a collage? It is such a cool thing to do and I have to admit I don’t do it often enough. Take a look at this great swap card that I got from Mary Louise Hamill and you will agree. She used words as a collage on this So Many Stars card


The Card


Using Words as Collage


The words on this card are from Itty BItty Christmas and the stars are from the So Many Stars bundle as is the word JOY. Let’s take a closer look.


Using Words as Collage


Collage Stamping With Words


I just love how Mary Louise used the star dies in this card. The words are stamped on a white panel that gets adhered behind the card front.  The words are stamped in basic grey and offset to make the collage stamping more interesting. You could trace the star lightly in pencil so that you can have just the words you want showing through the “window”. A stitched star opening is cut in the card front and then a smaller sparkle glimmer star is layered behind it before adhering the white panel on the inside of the card front. Simple but stunning!

I’m so happy that I could share this card with you today! Swap cards are great for busy times when you don’t have time to create from scratch yourself. It’s also a great way to shine the spotlight on someone else’s talent. Hopefully I will remember to use this great collage stamping with words technique for other cards too. It would be great for birthday cards, graduation and Valentine’s Day.


Free Shipping on Wednesday


I just found out that Stampin’Up! is offering free shipping on Wednesday only for orders of $65 or more. That is the same day that I am flying to Holland! How awesome is that? Be sure to use the host code and order online so that your order goes straight to your house. My orders have been arriving in ten days or less, so you should get your order before Christmas is you order with the free shipping on Wednesday.  Happy shopping! You can click on the images below in the product list or you can click here to shop online with me. This is the current host code: 6KVMESQ6


A Personal Note


My suitcases are almost all packed and my excitement is building. I had a wonderful weekend with the kids and grandkids and we got a great picture of me and the kids with Leo sneaking in. It was simply not possible to get one with everyone so this is it for now!




Here are the three grandchildren, Leo, 2 1/2, Ana, 1 1/2 and Clementine 1 month. My heart is full, I am so, so blessed. It was the perfect weekend to have before I leave for my other blessings in Holland. Modern technology is wonderful, I will be able to Facetime or Skype with them while I’m away. That is what I love about my Facebook live videos too. It is a great way to stay connected with all of YOU!! There will be official Facebook live on Tuesday as I will be on my way to my parents place for a last visit with them before I leave. I do hope to do a short video from there is Pap is up to it.


Thanks so much for joining me today. I will do the draw for the free stamp set Holiday Haul tomorrow at noon. Anyone who has commented and shared on my blog post or Instagram will be entered.

P.S. If you are looking for a very special gift for yourself, sign up for my retreat in February. Idyllic surroundings, no cooking, lots of stamping and relaxing in nature or shopping in lovely boutiques and bakeries. Did I mention snuggling by the wood stove? Read more about it here.


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Parisian Blossoms Suite Presentation

Hello stampers! I had so very much presenting Parisian Blossoms at #OnStage2019 this past weekend in Toronto. Today I will share with you the cards that I made for this presentation. In the following days I will be sharing more detail and the final project will be a complete pdf of all the projects to help you create these beauties.


Beginner Card


I remember how much fun I had when I first inked up a stamp and put it on paper. It was magic! Beginner stampers love to stamp, so this collage stamping card is perfect. Collage stamping is also very forgiving if you stamp imperfectly as it hides little lines and smudges. It also allows you to stamp multiple times in different colours.



Casual Crafter Card


If you like a bit more of a fancy card but don’t want to do a lot of work, this is your card. Using our pretty designer series paper makes it so easy to make a beautiful card in very little time.



Avid Card


If you are an avid card maker, you love to pull out all the stops and make an over the top card with lots of layers and detail. This card is for you. It is an easel fold card.



Here is the inside of the card:



Love is in the Air


This suite of products is so very romantic, so of course this card is going in the mail to Gerard. I will tell him that I look forward to seeing the  Eiffel tower with him and strolling the Champs Elysée.



Do You Want It?


If you have fallen in love with this suite of products and can’t wait until January to get it, I have a solution for you. Get the starter kit. You can add it to your starter kit in December. Did you know that on your first order after getting your starter kit you can already get free saleabration items in December? That’s just another bonus for getting the starter kit which is already an amazing deal. Message me if you need more details.


I need to go and make a cake for my Pap’s 93rd birthday tomorrow. Even though he has shingles, I am still going to visit him and celebrate this amazing birthday. Most likely there will not be a blog post tomorrow. Wednesday I hope to blog again and by Friday I should have the pdf available. Thanks for your patience and for all the amazing feedback I received from you. Have a super day.


Edited:  the pdf is now available! Click on the buy it now button and follow the prompts and I will send it to you!





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Painted Seasons Collage Stamping

Hello stampers. Oh the detail in Painted Seasons!! This gorgeous set is a DistINKtive stamp set which means that the images are naturally shaded and variegated with no extra effort. This one is even better because it is red rubber so it gives the best image possible. This is what Stampin’Up! says about their DistINKtive stamps.

“Add monochromatic dimension and artistic flair to your stamping with Stampin’ Up!’s Distinktive stamps. Distinktive stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity.

All Distinktive stamps fit neatly on Classic Stampin’ Pads (see p. 182–187). For best results, apply ink to stamp using only the middle of the ink pad. Inking stamp along edges of an ink pad may cause ink lines to appear in the final stamped image.”

 Since it is so beautifully detailed, Painted Seasons  lends itself extremely well to collage stamping. What is collage stamping you might ask? It is when you stamp various images repeatedly together in a random fashion to make a background pattern. I did mine monochromatically, which means I used only one colour, night of navy. I was initially inspired by Chris Stone.


Night of navy collage stamping using the free sale-a-bration set Painted Seasons. Only available with purchase until March 31.


These cards are all made using night of navy ink, whisper white and night of navy cardstock. The sayings come from the lovely set Kindness and Compassion. The first card was stamped using only the fern image on a piece of whisper white measuring 3 1/4″ by 4 1/2″. The centre card has the images stamped across the middle of a 4″ by 5 1/4″ piece of white cardstock. The last card is all the images in the set randomly stamped on the card front which was layered on a night of navy card base. For my last card I cut a strip off another panel that I had stamped and used it as a focal point.


Country Floral embossing folder with Painted Seasons and More than Words.


This card shows how well the collage stamping works with the new Country Floral embossing folder. I also used the More Than Words stamp set that is part of the Saleabration Coordination special release of products. This stamp set coordinates with all of the saleabration stamp sets.


More Than Words stamp set


The coordinating framelits that go with our saleabration stamp sets are also available now. How much fun is that??


Saleabration Coordination framelits and punch


Yesterday I did a Facebook Live video showing the Painted Seasons bundle in action. If you would like to see it go to my business Facebook page here.


Today you can purchase the Sale-a-bration Coordination products to get more use from your sale-a-bration stamps. There is also a third release of freebie choices for you. You can now get the Painted Seasons paper as a level one item (free with a $60 purchase) as well as some great items from the catalog.


Third Release freebies for saleabration

I have made more cards using the Painted Seasons bundle but I am going to save them for a second blog post as I have run out of time! I hope you have a fantastic day and if you need anything, just click on the product images below and you will be connected to my store. Sadly I can only sell to Canadians. As always, the very best deal in the catalog is the starter kit and I would love to have YOU join my team. Click here to do just that!

I am planning a fantastic DIVA DAY for all new recruits on March 23.I can’t wait to spoil you!! If you join me from a distance, no worries, you can join in with a Facebook live video as well as a one on one welcome call and a fun package in the mail so that you feel the love too.


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