Hello stampers! Do you love surprises? If you buy this bundle you will definitely get one or two. There are dies in the Lighting the Way bundle that are not shown on the stamp set. First there is a large lantern die and then there is a large dragonfly die in three parts so that you can customize your dragonflies! There are three little embossed dragonflies and two open dies to cut out your stamped dragonfies. Dragonfly heaven!
A Jackie Original and some CASEd Cards
The card above is a “Jackie original” but the other two that I will be featuring are the genius work of other demonstrators that I have CASEd (copy and share everything).
The card on the far left was CASEd from Yvonne Spikmans and the card in the middle was from Natasa Steinke.
The sentiment on this card is from the saleabration set Sending Support. I die cut the lantern also in vellum and the little pieces for the “glass” in the lantern are the vellum pieces to give it a softer look.
Lighting the Way Video Tutorial
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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.
Large Memories & More Card with Love Cats
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.
Here is a screenshot of all the other new saleabration freebies available until February 28, 2023 with either a $60 or $120 purchase.
Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day.
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!!
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.
Happy shopping my friends! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing the Flowering Rain Boots that make me smile. The sun has decided to shine gloriously this afternoon and that also makes my heart happy. Let’s take a look at this cheerful bundle.
Flowering Rain Boots
There is something whimsical about a bunch of tulips or daisy in a pair of old rain boots isn’t there? I might be a little strange, but just looking at a colourful pair of “Wellies” makes me smile. My grandkids love my tall red rainboots. I think they think it is funny that a grownup can have rainboots too. My friend Yvonne told me today that in Britain they all rainboots “wellies” because the Duke of Wellington used to wear them a lot. I never knew that!
Here is a closer view of the card that I made in this morning’s Stamping Through My Stash video on YouTube.
Here is the video tutorial for making this card as well as a small Memories & More card. You will learn some great colouring tips for the saying and for the tulips.
Memories & More Cards
I always make sure that I have at least one package of Memories & More cards on hand. They are wonderful for making a quick and easy card. Your card base and envelope are all ready to go and that can make all the difference between making and sending a card at the last minute or not!
Do you see those little black flecks in the background? You make those by flicking the tip of your Blends marker against the inside of the lid. Be sure to use the brush tip!
Two More Cards Exclusively for Prime Time
Each week I do an exclusive video for my Prime Time group. This group has been with me since COVID began and they pay $10 a month. It’s actually a steal of a deal because included in this fee are four video tutorials, one prize drawing AND a free 16 project pdf tutorial. What are you waiting for? Click here to join!
Here is a close-up of the tulips.
I just made this card in my Prime Time group and I changed the boots to Bumblebee and added a little pop of red ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo. I LOVE it!!
I hope that you have enjoyed my Flowering Rain Boots cards. It made me ever so happy to be playing with this bundle today. Why not add it to your order and get some free saleabration products as well? Just click on the links below. You can also choose this stamp set as one of your two free bonus stamp sets when you get the starter kit! Click here to get started and have some fun choosing all your other items!
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!
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.
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??
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.
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.
Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Cheer Corner. That is the name of a weekly video I am doing on my personal Facebook page. My goal is to reach non-stampers and to show them that you really CAN change the world one card at a time. I have done Cheer Corner off and on for a couple of years. What I used to do is post a card and then ask people to nominate who I should send it to. Now I am taking it a step further.
Never underestimate the power of a hand made, handwritten card. People are touched when they get happy mail and even more so when the card was made from scratch. It is such an easy way to make a difference in someone’s life. Here is the video that I made this morning.
Anyone Can Do It
The other purpose of my newly revised #cheercorner is to show people how easy it is to make a card. With a few key tools you are all set. You don’t have to have everything but the kitchen sink. Ink, paper, stamps and a paper trimmer will get you a long ways. True, the other stuff is nice to have but it is not essential.
Speaking of the Basics
Speaking of the basics, tomorrow is an incredible day. It is the start of a really fantastic sale. This one makes sense and it is a reason to celebrate. Stock up on your cardstock, ink pads and dies. Ok, the dies aren’t essential but at 20% it’s a great deal.
Here is the host code that you can use when you place your order. Only use the host code if your order is less than $200. If it is more than that then you qualify for host benefits. How awesome is that??
Lousy Picture, Great Cards
Here is a photo of my #cheercorner cards. I shouldn’t have put them on the buffalo plaid table runner, it is too distracting. Now it is dark so I cannot take a better picture. I just noticed that there is even a shadow in the picture, but if you want to get a better look, check out the video.
Thanks so much for joining me. This is going to be an epic week. I am going wedding dress shopping with my sister on Wednesday and on Friday Pap will turn 95 Lord willing! Wow. So much to celebrate. I hope you have a super day.