Shades of Blue and Vellum Embossing

Happy Tuesday stampers. Today I am going to share a gorgeous card in shades of blue with vellum embossing. To say that I love this card is an understatement. I used one of my all time favourite stamp sets, In The Moment. Would you like to see it??


Shades of Blue


This card was inspired by the gorgeous Countryside Inn paper which should be available again next week. It has many shades of blue and it reminds me of Delft Blue.


Strippy card made using many shades of blue from Countryside Inn paper and embossed vellum strips as well as In The Moment stamp set all from Stampin'UP!


International Create With Us Tutorial Bundle Team


Here you can see who is all in our amazing Create With Us team. There are talented demonstrators from around the world including Artisan Design team members.



Here is a sneak peek so you can see the other submissions. If you want to purchase the tutorial you can do so here.


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Don’t forget, if you place an online order of $60, you get this tutorial for free.


Can You Help Me?


Today I made a video explaining what Stampin’Up! is. There are still so many people who are not. familiar with this brand or with card making at all. If you could share this video, give it a thumbs up and leave a comment, then it will get more traction. Perhaps you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet yourself! Subscribing will help you know when I post a video, although I am super consistent. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday there is a video posted at 10am EST.


Perhaps you will even get a new stamping buddy by sharing this video on your own Facebook page!





Thanks for joining me today. Happy stamping, and remember, together we can change the world one card at a time. The links for the products that I used are found below, just click on them and you can shop with me in Canada. I’m deeply grateful for every order!!


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Stack and Shuffle Technique

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. This morning I did a very fun Stack and Shuffle technique video. I’ll share the video a little later. What a great way to not only use your pretty patterned paper, but also to create a stack of cards without getting bored. Let’s take a look!


Stack and Shuffle


Now it is a very good thing that is not normal shuffling, because I am a terrible card shuffler. This is quite easy and straightforward. However, if you watch to the end of the video you will see that it CAN go wrong if you try and do it too quickly. No worries, I got it solved after the video ended and I was no longer in a rush.

Here is the graphic that you need for the measurements.



Stack & Shuffle Cutting Measurements


Friendly Hello Stack & Shuffle Cards


Here is a shot of all the Friendly Hello stack and shuffle cards.


Friendly Hello Stack and


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle Cards


I thought I would try this technique with the In The Moment paper as well. Turned out quite nicely I think!


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle Cards


Look how fun they look all together in a little stack!


In The Moment stack of cards


Individual Cards


Here are some closeups of the individual cards, they look so nice!



close-up of In The Moment card


In The Moment Stack and Shuffle card


I forgot to show you the inside of the cards, that is where you use the 3/4″ strip that you cut off from the 4″ by 6″ piece. Simple but effective. Take the party to the inside!



Video Tutorial


Here is the video tutorial that I did this morning. Please watch it on YouTube as that will really be of benefit to me. If you leave a comment there and share my video, then you have a chance to win a gorgeous Stampin’Up! floral logo mousepad.





That’s it for today, thanks so much for joining me today and thanks in advance for your comments and for sharing my video. I would love to see what you make with this technique. Have a super day.


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Timeless Tiles a Perfect Fit!

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am featuring a great card using Timeless Tiles. This stamp set is a perfect fit with In The Moment. Do you know why??


Timeless Tiles a Perfect Fit


Have you seen the patterned paper that I associate with In The Moment? It is the Heart and Home suite paper. In The Moment is actually on the page before this suite but I think it is a perfect fit! My favourite design from this paper is the one that is misty moonlight and looks like tile. That is why I had to have this Timeless Tiles stamp. Now I won’t run out of this pretty paper.


Timeless Tiles strip trick


A Timeless Tiles Story


When I stamped the background for this card I had to trim it down a little to make it fit properly. There was a small strip left over and I of course I saved it. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of basic white and then I adhered the strip under it before cutting it with the die from Ornate Frames Dies.


In The Moment rescue


If you look carefully at the image of the lady holding the wine glass you will see a blue smudge on the top right. I did not stamp this myself, but I did rescue it from my class two weeks ago. This mistake was only an embellishment opportunity. The sentiment will cover this up perfectly don’t you think?


Timeless Tiles Card


Here is the finished card made with a couple of rejected items and turned into a beautiful creation. To see how perfectly this fits with my other In The Moment cards, check out this post.


Timeless Tiles, In the Moment and Flowing Flowers card


The saying on this card is from Flowing Flowers. I also stamped the inside with some of these flowers. You see, I had originally wanted to create a card with that set but the technique that I wanted to use needed markers. I have no stampin’ write markers here in Holland, so this card will have to wait another week or so.


Flowing Flowers samples


The card that I wanted to make was going to be based on the card you see on the top left of this picture. Stay tuned!!


Calming Camelia Draw


Don’t forget that if you place an online order with me using the current host code (always on the right hand side of the home page of my blog) you will be entered into a draw for Calming Camelia. You have a one in six chance of winning! (based one each person placing a $65 order) Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day. Simply click on the links below to shop with me.

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Coffee in the Window

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. How many of you would like to start the day with coffee in the window? The idea of having a cozy window seat with a beautiful view is very inviting. To be able to start the day slowly contemplating life’s blessings and the business of the day, I love that. The card that I am sharing today has a very mellow and introspective feel to it, perfect for a Monday morning!


In the Moment:  Coffee in the Window


The idea behind this card is to stamp the image on a subtle patterned paper. I used the paper from the Bloom Where You’re Planted collection. Use your Blends to colour the window. I used Smoky Slate. Stamp the lady on a scrap of shimmery white and colour her as well. I used Misty Moonlight, Soft Sued and Petal Pink ink and a Water Painter. My intent was to have this card coordinate with the cards that I made for my “Day Away With Jackie” class. If you want to participate in this class, you can still order your supplies online from me and I will send you the pdf tutorial for free!! I am going to record some videos showing you how to make these cards and you can access them in a private Facebook group.



In the Moment card



The next photo just shows the “fussy cut” woman with the coffee cup. She’s up quite early don’t you think?

This card was totally inspired by Angela Meyer. I just changed up the colours and the patterned paper. Please check out her blog here and see her other fantastic creations at Wild Violets Art.



In The Moment card with fussy cut woman with coffee cup


Instant Gratification?


If you would like to make some great In The Moment cards without having to think about it and spend an hour or more scrolling through Pinterest or other sites, click here for my easy to follow tutorial.




Thanks for joining me today, I appreciate you stopping by. Have you decided how to take advantage of saleabration this year? Are you going to get some free sets or paper with a purchase or are you going to get the best discount of all? The starter kit with two bonus free sets and your own 20% discount on future purchases? You know that I would love to have you on my award winning team. If you have any questions on the nitty gritty details and how they affect you, please message me either here on my blog or email me at I have teams in both Canada and Europe!


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Save Your Sanity With Simple Cards

Hello stampers and happy Friday…actually, almost Happy New Year!! Today I want to show you a way to save your sanity. We can put so much pressure on ourselves to create beautifully stunning and intricate cards. While that can be a fun challenge and very rewarding, this is a gentle reminder to also enjoy easy simplicity once in a while. Yesterday I was feeling overwhelmed and a bit stressed and these simple cards brought me joy and peace.


Save Your Sanity with Some Simple Cards


I have always loved words. Words are very important and convey so much meaning and feeling, so choosing the right ones for your card is a big deal. Especially when the card is simple and the focus is mainly on the words and on the paper you want to make sure that your words are the right font, the right size and the. right thoughts! My cards use In The Moment for the images and Flowering Tulips for the words. The gorgeous paper is Expressions in Ink.

Here is a little video telling you the story of how these cards came about.



My last card is not shown in this picture because I make it at the end of the video. Curious? Be sure to watch AND subscribe. I am aiming for 4100 subscribers and to help make that happen I am doing a draw for the Poinsettia Petals bundle. All you need to do to enter is to subscribe to my channel, comment on your favourite video and share one to social media such as Facebook.


Simple Cards Bring Joy


These cards brought me joy yesterday and today as I see them laying on my desk they are bringing me more joy. I am going to offer a class where we can make these cards. People can choose their own colour scheme and stamps. It will be so much fun to see what they come up with!


Stunningly Simple Cards with Expressions in Ink paper


Here is a closeup of one of the cards so you can see just how gorgeous this paper is and how well it combines with these stamp sets, In the Moment and Flowering Tulips.


In the Moment and Flowering Tulips card


Sometimes cards look a little different seen from another angle, so here they are against the backdrop of our fabulous Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. If you don’t have this beauty yet, January is your month! You can put it in a starter kit and pay no tax or shipping AND get to pick two bonus stamp sets to put into your kit. Perhaps you could choose the two I have used today!! How much fun is that??


expressions in ink cards


Prime Time Group


Did you know that I have a private Facebook group called Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper? Each Wednesday I post the supply list and measurements and on Thursday I do an exclusive video. Once a month there is a prize drawing and each month there is a free 15 project pdf tutorial for this group. It costs only $10 a month to join. If you are interested, just click here.

This is the card we made yesterday, another exercise is simplicity and beauty. Next week will do something a lot more challenging.


Biggest Wish Card


More Happy Mail Next Week


Next week I will share some more happy mail in Holland cards including a gorgeous hand painted one from my cousin. I hope that you have a fun celebration today and a very happy and blessed New Year. Thanks for joining me on my stamping journey. I’m so glad you’re here.


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In The Moment Day Away Class

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. In the Moment is a brand new stamp set that feels like it was made just for me. Perhaps you will feel the same way when you see it. It resonated so strongly with me that I was inspired to create a class around it, and not just any class. Are you curious?


In The Moment Day Away Class


The images are all of a woman with curly hair. She is either drinking wine, reading a book or sipping a coffee looking out the window.  Does that sound like me?? Not only do the images make it feel like this stamp set was created for me and about me, the words are also amazing and they hit home!

“You’re always so good to others, be good to yourself too”.

I sometimes forget to be good to myself. When I was creating with this stamp set, these words percolated through my brain and I think they found a good place to land.

“Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax.”

While I know this to be true, I was raised with a pretty strong work ethic and relaxing is not a word that applies to me very often. I do love the idea of relaxing, but when someone says have a relaxing weekend it can get my hackles up. That says a lot doesn’t it? Truth is, when we take the time to relax and recharge our batteries we can return to our work with more focus and energy and probably joy too!

This stamp set is the perfect one to build a fun class around, but not just any class. A day away with Jackie!! I am planning this class for a welcome back to Canada party. My expected date of return is January 29. On Saturday February 5 from 9:30 until we are finished you are welcome to come to my home and relax and be good to yourself. We will make five cards throughout the day and you will go home with a ton of products.


Register and Pay With this Convenient PayPal Button


If you do not like to use the e-transfer option, here is a convenient PayPal button for you. Please message me with which Saleabration item you would like for free. Click under class options and you can choose whether you want “in person” or “in the mail”.


Class Options


1. In person class on Saturday March 5 at 9:30am. Cost is $100 and includes the Tulip Fields Bundle, 6×6 package of the Flowering Fields paper, a package of Brass Butterflies, two yards of windowpane ribbon and five cards. Pdf will also be mailed to you in case you cannot complete all the cards in the class.

2. Class by mail. $120 including postage anywhere in Canada. All of the above included as well as all the card pieces. You will get a private Facebook group with video tutorials. Pdf will also be mailed to you.

3. Pdf tutorial. This is still in the planning stages and is not yet complete. Stay tuned! Tutorial is $20.

If you purchase the suite online from me then you will get the pdf tutorial for free and also have access to the private Facebook group for the video tutorials.


Day Away Cards


Here is the results of my time of play for my day away class. I love them so much and I hope you do too. A huge thank you to  Marion Kuipers for inspiring me with her card of the Delft Blauw card with the lady reading in bed. I modified her card but that is what got my creativity rolling. Let’s take a look.


Day Away In The Moment Cards


The Details


Here is what you will get in this class: In The Moment stamp set, Blessings of Home stamp set, classic matte dots, 2 yards of denim ribbon and 6 x 6 Heart and Home paper. The first five people to sign up will also get a bonus Blending Brush. Included in your class fee of $100 you will also get a free saleabration stamp set. For a kit to go the cost is $120 and the first five people to register will also receive a free Blending Brush. There will be a private group that will have the video tutorials for these cards. All videos will be posted by February 5. Preferred payment is etransfer to but you can also pay by cheque or I can send you a PayPal invoice.


In The Moment and Blessings of Home cards


Thank You


Thank you for joining me today. I hope you will be a part of my Day Away With Jackie class.

Remember, if you don’t want to wait till February to get these great products, you can put them in your starter kit TODAY! That’s right. As demonstrators we can preorder from the mini catalog now already. How awesome is that? There are some great deals on the clearance rack as well as on the Last Chance list, click here to see those. I appreciate you shopping with me. If you live in Canada you can also click on the links below in my product list to shop online. Have a super day!

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