Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. I know, I know. I’m a day late. Usually I do blog posts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Today I am going to be sharing a card with you that I made using You’re A Peach as well as a beautiful card that came in the mail yesterday.
You’re a Peach with Prime Time
Have you seen the You’re a Peach paper? It is so beautiful and it lends itself beautifully to mixing and matching. Take a look!
Yesterday I did a video, after many failed attempts with technology, and I showed my design process for this card. You can see it here. In the video I explained that I am very limited here in the Netherlands with my dies. Normally I would use a die for my focal point but I didn’t have any current ones that would work. The solution? To make a tag using the Fancy Tag Topper Punch!
More About Prime Time
Why am I so persistent with Prime Time? It really is all about consistency and value. I am dedicated to my Prime Time group and that means you know that you get a live video tutorial every week on Thursdays. When I am in the Netherlands it is at 9am EST and when I am in Canada it is 3pm EST.
On Wednesdays I post the supply list and measurements. This lets you get ready to stamp along with me. When you stamp regularly you are more likely to use the products that you invested in AND you will improve your techniques.
The other most significant added value is the monthly pdf tutorials. You get a 14 project tutorial which is worth $25! Even if you never watch a video tutorial or win a prize (did I mention there are weekly prizes?) it is STILL worth it.
From my perspective, it gives me reliable income from my followers. I can only sell SU products to Canadians, but in this group anyone can join. This allows me to focus on what I do best, to teach and create. You can be a part of that! Just click here.
It was so lovely to find a tell-tale envelope in the mailbox yesterday. By the size and shape of the envelope you know it is a hand made card. Thanks ever so much to Jennifer Plaat for this stunning engagement card. It is still sinking in that in just over a year we will finally be official!
A Quaint Little Soap Shop
Last week I had the opportunity to browse around this adorable little soap shop. I am having a little buyer’s remorse that I only bought one piece, but truthfully I am more of a liquid or foam soap kind of girl. Maybe I need to change that. This was the real deal and the smell was divine. There was such attention to detail everywhere that I just wanted to linger and absorb it all.
From this picture you can see that they use essential oils and other natural ingredients in their soaps. Oh, the smells!!
It’s sort of like baking with similar tools and ingredients like lemon zest.
This soap looks like slices of cake. Don’t you just love this vintage stove?
I really wanted to get one of every kind of soap, but then I remembered that I rarely use bar soap. Maybe if I had this kind, I would.
I am too young to remember sunlight bar soap for laundry but I did know of its existence. I love how this little shop shows the history of soap and soap making.
Everything is Lush and Green
I am convinced that the Netherlands could give Ireland a run for it’s money for the title of “the Emerald Isle”. Although Holland has many islands, the country itself is not an island, but it sure is green! The drawback of course is that this lush greenery is the result of significant amounts of rain and a cooler climate for the most part. Compromise people, compromise.
In just one week I leave this idyllic place to go home. I am hoping that this will also put my technological problems behind me. Scenes like this help me to stay zen!! I hope it also brings some tranquility to your day.
Thanks so much for joining me today, I really do like spending time with you. Several of you made me very happy during the video by giving me “stars” on Facebook. This is something new and I know very little about it, but the affirmation was great. I hope you seriously consider becoming a member of the Prime Time group. Remember, there is no commitment. If you find after three months that you are not getting enough value from it, you can just leave the group.
Have a super day and happy stamping my friends.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I want to talk to you a little bit more about my new venture, Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper. This is a private Facebook group that I have started to take the place of my weekly coffee and a card class. Truthfully it was born in response to COVID19 as a way to keep my business viable and to keep doing what I love and sharing what I do to inspire you to greater creativity.
Why Prime Time?
Doing video tutorials is very time consuming but it is also very enjoyable both for me and for the viewer. Seeing is the best way for many people to learn. Making more complicated cards is easier to do with a video than any other way. In many ways it is even better than a class setting. Why? because you can pause the video at any point to catch up with me. You can also go back and watch again if you missed something. By creating a private group that requires membership I can earn some money with my teaching. I have purposely kept the price low so that it is affordable for everyone.
How Much Does it Cost and What Does it Include?
It costs only ten dollars a month and it includes the following:
- A weekly video tutorial on Thursday afternoons at 3pm EST.
- Written instructions with the card dimensions and the products needed.
- Weekly Prize Patrol for those paid subscribers who comment on the prize photo.
- A monthly 16 project pdf tutorial by the Demo Design Dream Team.
Here is the button for my international followers.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I will be talking about La Dame Blanche, the white lady. If you are a fan of Outlander you will recognize this as the name that the French people gave to Claire because they thought she was a white witch. Isn’t it the perfect name for our new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine? It is white and it does magic!
La Dame Blanche: A Great Machine!
Ok, so maybe I am a little nuts but I can’t call it the Big Shot and I really don’t want to use the long official name “Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine” every time. So, La Dame Blanche it is. Sounds sophisticated too don’t you think?
Well, the bottom line is, this machine is truly awesome. I LOVE it. Why?
- It looks great on my stamp room table.
- La Dame Blanche is compact and folds up great for when it is not in use or you need to take it somewhere.
- It is simple to use with each plate being numbered and instructions clearly written on the platform and on some of the plates.
- La Dame Blanche comes with all the plates except for the magnetic plate.
- The magnetic plate is flexible and dies don’t skitter around on it, so no need for washi tape to hold your dies in place!
- The handles feel great and turn easily.
- Dies cut great and don’t need to placed a certain way to work. No more fussy poking either.
Save Shipping and Tax and Get More!
Did you know that there is a great deal on the starter kit right now? It is available for everyone and it is priced just right so that you can get this new machine, La Dame Blanche in your kit. How? Well, while you pay only $135, you get to choose $165 worth of product to put in your kit and this machine is $163. You also get two free stamp sets and 16 card kits as well as a package of rhinestone gems AND a coupon for a FREE Paper Pumpkin.
There are no strings attached to this deal. That means you can just get it because it saves you a lot of money. It does however entitle you to a 20% discount on future orders. This discount will be available to you until the end of January for sure. If you want to keep your discount indefinitely OR you want to turn this into a business or just some extra income, THEN you need to sell or buy $400 every three months. If that doesn’t happen you will simply drop as a demonstrator. No worries.
Video on La Dame Blanche
Prime Time With The Pampered Stamper
Of course I have to share my new venture with you since it really is just so much fun. In response to COVID and the lack of income from this I have had to come up with a sustainable way to stay in business. I love doing video tutorials and making cards with you with live videos but they take a lot of time and are quite intense. It was too much to continue doing for free. For less than the cost of one class you can join for a whole month!
What do you get? You get a weekly live video every Wednesday at 3pm. There is also a monthly 16 project pdf tutorial. I will also post throughout the week just for fun. Since it is a private group it is also a safe space for you to engage. If you have been following me but not feeling comfortable to post comments, this is the space for you. I post the list of supplies the day before so you can create with me if you like.
I will also do weekly prizes because everyone likes to win something! If you would like to be a part of this, you can! Just click on this link to get started.
I’m so glad you stopped by today! If you are still happy with your Big Shot, that’s great. Just know that the cutting plates and the new magnetic plate also work in the new machine. How awesome is that? I hope you have a super day.