On The Ocean Collage Stamping

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today you get to see a great card using On The Ocean and collage stamping. Sound like fun? It is!!


On The Ocean Collage Stamping


This collage stamping card is a slimline card that uses only stamps, ink and paper. No dies, no punches, no ribbon or any other accessories. It can be a challenge making a simple stamping card so I am always thrilled when it turns out so well. Let’s take a look.


This slimline card uses On The Ocean from Stampin'Up! It's a simple stamping card using only stamps, ink, and paper.


This slimline card uses On The Ocean from Stampin'Up! It's a simple stamping card using only stamps, ink, and paper.


This card is my submission for the Demo Design Dream Team. This is a monthly tutorial bundle that my customers and my team get for free. The theme this coming month is Simple Stamping. Would you like to see the inside?


This slimline card uses On The Ocean from Stampin'Up! It's a simple stamping card using only stamps, ink, and paper.


Colours Used


\For this slimline card I used Soft Sea Foam as the base which measures 7″ by 8 1/2″ scored at 3 1/2″. The dark blue layer is patterned paper from Countryside Inn and it measures 3 3/8″ by 8 3/8″. The white layer is 3″ by 8″. My ink pads are Starry Sky and Bojo Blue as well as Soft Sea Foam. What do you think of this On The Ocean stamp set? If you love it and you live in Canada, just click on the images in the supply list to shop with me. If you live in Europe you can simply click here.


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New In Colors and Core Colours


Yes, I am using both ways of spelling this word. I use the American spelling so that people can find it in a Google search, and I use the Canadian spelling because I am after all Canadian!

There is still an opportunity to sample the new in colors with this “club”. You can use the PayPal button in this blog post to get your kit or message me if you prefer to pay in a different way.

Look and Touch new Stampin'Up! In Color Club with The Pampered Stamper


Thanks for joining me today! Happy stamping and remember, there are new annual catalogs available for porch pickup in Chatham or I can mail one to you if you are not local. Have a super day!

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Stampin’Up! Brand New Cheerful Daisies

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you! Today I introduce you to the Stampin’Up! brand new Cheerful Daisies stamp set and dies. Of course you may have seen them in use if you follow me on YouTube and if you have seen the information on my new In Color Club.

This In Color Club is very user friendly. How so? I am going to do it in three stages to make it easier for you to decide your level of participation. Part One, “Look and Touch” gets you four sheets of each in color cardstock, one yard of each in color ribbon, two sheets of each in color patterned paper and a package of in color gems.

Part Two, “All In” gets you the five in color ink pads, and the five in color ink refills.

Part Three, “Let’s Get Colouring” gets you all the new in color Blends. If you participate in all three then you get a free package of In Color Markers. With each session there will be a Zoom class. This class will also be recorded so that you can catch it later if you need to.


Cheerful Daisies Stamp Set and Dies


I am so in love with the daisy dies that I am going to show you the daisies before I show you the stamp set. They can layer with three dies for a stunning effect. Daisies are beautiful in real life, but these paper ones are pretty stunning too!


Three layer paper daisies from the brand new Cheerful Daisies stamp set and dies from Stampin'Up! and The Pampered Stamper.



Three layer paper daisies from the brand new Cheerful Daisies stamp set and dies from Stampin'Up! and The Pampered Stamper. Includes the delightful saying "Oops-a-Daisy" in Bojo Blue.



Three layer paper daisies from the brand new Cheerful Daisies stamp set and dies from Stampin'Up! and The Pampered Stamper.


Lemon Lolly or Wild Wheat?


If you look closely at the above photo you will see that the card uses Wild Wheat for the daisy centres but the sampler at the bottom right uses Lemon Lolly. Which one do you prefer? I like both of them as they are both realistic. Lemon Lolly gives more of a spring feel and Wild Wheat leans more to summer and autumn. The background of the photo is from the  Fresh as a Daisy paper and it is definitely Wild Wheat.


Not Many Links


I cannot include links for these products because they are not available until May 2 in the annual catalog. If you are a local, you can pick up your catalog from my front porch in Chatham. Not local and need a catalog? Please message me with your address in either Canada or Europe and I will be in touch to get a catalog to you.


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Another Look at the New In Colors


Here is a fun look at all the new in colors:  Moody Mauve, Bojo Blue, Wild Wheat, Copper Clay and Pebbled Path. On the right, you will see a stamped-off version of each colour as well.


Look and Touch new Stampin'Up! In Color Club with The Pampered Stamper


Three More Days!


Just a reminder that you only have three days left to order from the “old” annual catalog and the purple Occasions mini catalog. There are GREAT deals to be found in Canada both on the clearance rack and on the Last Chance List.

Right now you can also score great deals if you live in Europe on the clearance rack and on the Last Chance List.

Thanks for joining me. I hope you have a super day. If you like what you see, please pin to Pinterest! All social media sharing helps me and I appreciate it greatly.


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“Look and Touch” New In Color Club

Hello stampers. Happy Tuesday to you! Soon I am going to be offering a different type of In Color Club. The first one is called “Look and Touch”. My idea is to introduce the new colours gradually. First you will get the cardstock, a ribbon share and a half pack of in color designer series paper as well as the in color gems. By looking and touching, you will see which colours you like. Then you can decide if you want to join in on part two of the In Color Club.


Look and Touch new Stampin'Up! In Color Club with The Pampered Stamper


In Color Club Part One


I made what I think is a very cute sampler showing the new Stampin’Up! In Colors to perfection. One of the things that sets mine apart from many that you will see online is that I have stamped off the image so you can see what it looks like in a lighter tone. Sometimes we forget that we get multiple colours with each ink pad! Seeing the ribbon alongside the cardstock is also really helpful!


Look and Touch new Stampin'Up! In Color Club with The Pampered Stamper


I used the Stylish Shapes dies and the new Cheerful Daisies set to make this sampler. My in color gems have not yet arrived, but when they do I will add them for a pretty finishing touch. The labels on the right were coloured with Blends so you can also see what they look like.


Want to Make One of Your Own?


If you want to make one of your own, it might be handy for you to see the backside of this project. You will see that I re-used some cardstock as there are stamped images on the back. Yes, I am frugal!!


Look and Touch new Stampin'Up! In Color Club with The Pampered Stamper- this is the backside to show the assembly.


I put strips of tear & tape on the back to first add the small banners and the ribbon, and later the larger banners. Then I added extra strips of tear & tape to secure everything and to adhere the backing on. I upcycled again by using the cardstock that came in the package with my new catalog!



Save Your Spot!!


If you want to reserve your spot for the first part of the In Color Club then you can click on the PayPal button below for the option that suits you best. The first is for Canada and you can choose porch pickup or shipping included. The second option is for Europe as the payment is in Euros.

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This second option is for my European customers.


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Zoom Class for In Color Club Part One


Of course there needs to be a Zoom class so that we can play with the new colours together. The date for this Zoom class is Wednesday May 31 at 1pm EST or 7pm CET. Once you register for the club you will get the link for the Zoom class.


If you enjoy Part One of the In Color Club then you have the option of participating in Part Two which I am calling the “All In” In Color Club. Here you will get all the ink pads and all the reinkers. Part Three of the In Color Club will be “Color Me Beautiful” and then you will get all the new In Color Blends. If you participate in all three instalments of my In Color series then you will get a FREE package of in color markers.


I hope that you are as excited as I am about this new club!!


In Colors in Action with In The Moment


Here you an see the first cards that I made with the new in colors. I’m so happy with how they turned out AND it was great to ink up my In The Moment set again. If you want more inspiration with this set, check out this blog post.


In The Moment with the new 2023-25 in colors from Stampin'Up! Bojo Blue, Wild Wheat, Moody Mauve, Copper Clay and Pebbled Path with Fresh as a Daisy paper.


I might be the only crazy one, but I really love cards that have no sentiment on the outside. What do you think?


In The Moment with the new 2023-25 in colors from Stampin'Up! Bojo Blue, Wild Wheat, Moody Mauve, Copper Clay and Pebbled Path with Fresh as a Daisy paper.


All the new 2023-25 In Colors are on this card. If I write them and say them often enough they will be in my brain for sure! Moody Mauve, Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat, Copper Clay and Boho Blue!! I think they are worth toasting, so raise a glass with me! Have a super day and thanks for joining me on my blog. Here’s hoping you join me for the new In Color Club as well.

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Sending Smiles

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you!! It has been SO long since I have written a blog post, but today I am bringing you Sending Smiles and the Tea Boutique paper. When the new annual catalog comes out, I like to dive in with the new in colours, especially when I love them. This year they are so fresh and bright, perfect for the sun-drenched spring days we are experiencing right now. Let’s take a look!


In Colours Made Easy


If you want to make using the in colours easy, just get some patterned paper that has the in colours in the design. Get a package of assorted in colour cardstock and then play with them together. You will soon discover which ones are your favourite and what other colours they coordinate well with. That is why I chose to work with the Tea Boutique paper which you can find here.



2022-24 Stampin'Up! In Colours


I combines the sentiment stamps and dies from Sending Smiles with the Tea Boutique paper. Don’t like tea yourself? No worries, there are a LOT of people who do and they would be thrilled to get a card like this from you. What do you think of the new in colours? Which one is your favourite? In case you can’t see the names of the colours in the photo, they are:  Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky and Sweet Sorbet. The sentiment on the Parakeet Party card is in Dutch from the Thee & Troost set.


Memories & More Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes


These cards were even easier to make and more beautiful because they use the Memories & More Tea Boutique cards and envelopes. Pictured below are the Orchid Oasis and Tahitian Tide cards. The Orchid Oasis card uses the die cut word “Sending” whereas the Tahitian Tide card uses the stamped word “Sending”.



Sending Smiles cards with Tea Boutique paper


Cheer Corner Video


My Cheer Corner video from last week features the cards above. You will see how easy it is to make these cards and how you can adapt them for use with other suites.




This card has a Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis base. The sentiment was stamped in Fresh Freesia. The background of the photo is Sweet Sorbet. Are you impressed with how I am using all the new In Colours?



Tea Boutique card with Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis



Here is a super fresh and very spring-like Parakeet Party card using the Tea Boutique paper and Memories & More cards and envelopes.



Parakeet Party Tea Boutique Card


This last card uses Sweet Sorbet as the base colour with Parakeet Party as a mat. The little tea bag tag says I miss you in Dutch.


Sweet Sorbet Tea Boutique Card


Sending Smiles and Tea Boutique Together


Here you can see the Sending Smiles stamp set along with the cards. I love that there are dies that cut out either the mat for the die cut word “Sending” which doubles as a die cut for the stamped word “Sending”. You can then combine the word or die “sending” with lots of other meaningful phrases.


Orchid Oasis Sending Smiles


Two More Cards using Sending Smiles


These two cards were made for my Global Monthly Video Hop. I love how the new in colours look totally different on each card.


Global Monthly Video Hop cards


Global Monthly Video Hop


I made the cards above for my collaborative work with the Global Monthly Video hop. Check out the video below and be inspired to use the new in colours and the Sending Smiles stamp set! When you scroll to the bottom of this blog post you will see a list of supplies that I used. Click on the photos and you will be in my online store where I sincerely hope you will shop with me!!



Back in Canada!


Thanks for joining me today! This is the first blog post that I am writing back in Canada. I arrived Saturday afternoon and spent some time with my son Oliver before we went to visit my parents together with his lovely wife Laura. Oliver and Laura went home after that and I spent the night and the next morning with my parents. They were over the moon happy to see me again and enjoyed the treats that I brought home from Holland. It was so gratifying to see Pap eat an entire “krentebol” (raisin bun). He also enjoyed a fresh “stroop wafel” (syrup waffle cookie) and some lovely Dutch tea.

Before I went home again I made a big pan of broccoli soup for my mom. It’s her favourite and it is so easy to make. Next time I will write down the exact measurements because this was just that annoying fill a pan with water, add some frozen broccoli and some bouillon cubes, boil till tender and add a package of cream cheese. Blend with immersion blender and add some pepper. Top with grated cheese and croutons if desired.


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You’re the GOAT

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am sharing two melon mambo cards, one uses You’re the GOAT and the other one uses A Little Lace. These cards came together in one envelope because they were made by two stamping friends and fellow demonstrators. isn’t that just so nice?


You’re the GOAT by Shawna Allen


I have to admit that I have never heard of this saying before. GOAT refers to Greatest Of All Time. This card was made by Shawna Allen from Calhan, Colorado. This goat really makes me smile and reminds me of the goats that I see in the dunes. Goats definitely have a LOT of personality. Thanks for sending me this fun card Shawna!! What a great idea to stamp together with your team member and send me these cards. I love the letter and the instructions included with your cards. Shawna has a business called Purple Mountain Stampers.


You're the GOAT


Calhan, Colorado


This small town, located between Denver and Colorado Springs was first started as a water stop for the railway. It is famous for its paint mines.  Clay from the mines was used to make clay and paint for ceremonial items and also to make arrowheads. The channels in the mines were used to heard buffalo to make it easier to shoot them with bows and arrows and later with guns.


Paint Mines



A Little Lace Split Front Card by Debbie Mussack


The second card in this fun surprise envelope is from Debbie Mussack who has a blog called absolutelypositivelydebbie.com


A Little Lace


I know how tricky it is to make these split front cards and I think Debbie did a fantastic job! What a perfect set for this technique. She used an aqua painter and the new in colours to make it pretty and soft. Debbie is also from Colorado, but I have to go and find the envelope to see exactly where! Thanks so much for your beautiful card Debbie. I will edit this post later to include the information about your home town, but for now I have to pack my suitcases! All of sudden it is time and I am feeling a little bit under the gun to get these things done.


Colorado Springs, Colorado


So I found the envelope and now am editing this post to include the information about Debbie’s home town. How blessed you are to live in this stunning city more than a mile above sea level! It was part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and then was settled by pioneers. Colorado Springs is home to almost a half a million people. If you want to read more about it, you can do so here. I couldn’t choose just one photo, so here are three for you to enjoy.





Thank you to both Shawna and Debbie for these great cards, I can picture the two of you at a table together making these cards and having a great “chin wag”. Don’t you just love that Australian phrase for a chat?


Time to Go Home


It is finally time for me to go home again and as usual, it is a mixed bag of emotions. I am very excited to see my kids, grandkids, siblings and parents again and of course all my stamping friends, team members and customers. Unfortunately I first have to strictly quarantine for fourteen days. My throat already has a lump in it at the thought of leaving Gerard behind and going back to phone calls and video chats.

It was fun to share my travels with you and also to share all the Happy Mail in Holland contest cards. I have two more cards to blog about and I will do that on Monday when I am home again. I will also choose a random winner that day for the stamp set of your choice. I love this stamping community and am excited for new adventures with all of you. Thanks for joining me today!


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A Little Lace Cling Stamp Set


Way To Goat Cling Stamp Set (English)


Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad


Magenta Madness 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Just Jade Classic Stampin' Pad


Water Painters


Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad


Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad


Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Rhinestone Basic Jewels





Celebrate Sunflowers In Colour

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today we are looking at a beautiful card made using Celebrate Sunflowers In Colour. Thanks to Cheri Turner for this lovely card. I really think this is the most ingenius card that I have seen that uses all five of the new in colours on one card. Do you want to see it?


Cheri’s Card


Here you can see Cheri’s Celebrate Sunflowers card. Sometimes when you try to use all the in colours on one card it can seem forced. This card is anything but. I really love how Cheri offset the squares for a very modern look.

Celebrate Sunflowers Card


If you want to see another card using the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, check out this blog post.


Moyock, North Carolina


Cheri comes from Mayock, North Carolina. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the postmark on the envelope. It said Raleigh, North Carolina. I was supposed to fly into Raleigh from Detroit on September 3 to meet Gerard there. From there we would rent a car to go to Pantego, North Carolina to see his cousins. With COVID, that is no longer going to happen! It was especially relevant and meaningful to get happy mail from there! Thanks so much Cheri!


Moyock is a small town just south of Norfolk, Virginia. It has a claim to fame for greyhound racing, but when this was outlawed they used the track for Nasgar racing instead. Moyock is becoming popular as a “bedroom community” and I have seen lots of beautiful homes there online. People like living in a small town and commuting to work in the big city.




Moyock is part of Currituck County which is also a part of the famed Outer Banks. This is also on my bucket list to see.



This looks pretty ideal to me. I could pack our huge picnic basket in the car and a big cooler and there would no hauling necessary. Doesn’t the water look sublime?


In Colour Club


When I get back home and classes start again in September, I will be offering an In Colour Club. Let me know if you are interested. I have some information on it already, you can see it here.




Thanks for joining me on my blog today. As you are reading this, I am driving to Germany with Gerard. We are off to explore Cologne, or Koln as they say it in Germany. I appreciate you all very much. If you are interested, I have some pdf tutorials for sale. They are fantastic for instant gratification and to jump start your own creativity. You can use the designs and measurements for other cards as well and if you are a demonstrator you can use them to create your own classes as well. Click here to see which options I have for you!

If you live in Canada and do not already have your own demonstrator, I would love for you to shop with me. Just click on the items in the product list below and you will be in my online store. If you use the current host code AGR97TCJ you will get a free 16 project pdf tutorial from me as a thank you and for the month of August only you will also get a FREE paper sampler from the Holiday catalog.



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