Elephant Parade Baby Card

Happy Friday stampers. Elephant Parade is such an adorable bundle and perfect for baby cards too. I had so much fun stamping and the elephants and the mouse on shimmery white cardstock and then watercolouring them. Once you have a little stash made, you can use them to quickly create some adorable cards. I made one in English and one in Dutch.


Elephant Parade Baby Cards


I found that the little elephants looked super cute with the Happy Forest Friends paper. What do you think? Make it a little less busy by using the Deckled Rectangle dies so that you only have a border left of the cute print.



Elephant Parade bundle and Warm Welcome combine with Happy Forest Friends paper for a delightful baby card.



Elephant Parade bundle and Warm Welcome combine with Happy Forest Friends paper for a delightful baby card.


Here you can see a closeup of the adorable little mouse. I watercoloured him with Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride. The Leaf is done in Pear Pizzazz.


Elephant Parade bundle and Warm Welcome combine with Happy Forest Friends paper for a delightful baby card.


Perfect Time to Buy!


Now is the perfect time to indulge in some new stamps, ink and paper. Saleabration means that you get to choose free product with every $60 purchase. Sale ends February 28, 2023.


Perfect Time to Join!


Now is also the perfect time to join. Get your own discount by getting the starter kit. You get to choose $225 worth of product and pay only $135 with free shipping and in many provinces, no tax! Should you choose to sell to other people, you can even start your own business. Your kit, your way. Here is the link to join my team in Canada. Live in Europe? Join my fledgling team here.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I am really grateful for you. Happy stamping  and let’s change the world one card at a time.




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Tulip Fields Class

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. I have finally finished the cards for my Tulip Fields class and I hope that you love them as much as I do. By popular demand, I will also be writing a pdf tutorial that includes the class cards and more! My blog post will be short today as I am having an “oma day”.


Tulip Fields Cards


I chose the Tulip Fields bundle to include with this class because it has the amazing windmill dies with it. We will also be using the Flowering Tulips stamp set for the sentiments. Here is a photo of most of my cards. I will let you know which ones are included in the class. They will ALL be featured in my weekly Parcels in the Post videos so you could also choose that option. Get the Parcels in the Post and order your bundles and stamps online if you are not comfortable attending a class.


Tulip Fields Class cards


For the class we will be making the top four cards and the bottom left card. That card was a gift to me from my friend Pat Skirtschak. The other cards will be featured in the pdf tutorial so you can easily make them at home. If you prefer to pay for this class with PayPal, then check out the blog here which has the PayPal button. Deadline to sign up for this class is coming up soon, February 20.


Starter Kit Deal


I fully realize that I may sound like a broken record, but the song is a good one!!! The most bang for your buck is always the starter kit. During saleabration it is an even better deal. How does it work? You choose $165 of product. You pay only $135. Then you get to pick out two bonus stamp sets as well. After you get the starter kit you can order more products with a 20% discount. Stampin’Up! hopes that you continue to do that. If you choose not to, that is perfectly ok. No penalties, no problem.


Social Insurance Number:  Why?


You WILL get asked to give your social insurance number when you sign up. The reason for this is two fold. It proves who you are. If you do turn it into a small business and get orders they may need to send you a T4 slip for tax purposes. For most people this is the biggest hurdle to getting the deal on the starter kit. Message me if you have more questions.

You know that I would LOVE to have YOU on my team and that it will be an amazing place to be. Here is the link.


YouTube Tutorials


You can follow me on YouTube for video tutorials on these great cards. It’s all free and they happen each Tuesday at 10am EST. Click on the red “Subscribe” button on the bottom right hand side of the video and you won’t miss any more videos.  I have a playlist called Parcels in the Post and that’s where they are. Just click here.

I hope you have a super day and thanks for stopping by today.

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Time of Giving Tags and Cards

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today’s post features the Time of Giving Tags and Cards. The dies were definitely designed to fit tags perfectly, but I am thrilled to show you that they also work for cards and boxes. I had made my tags weeks ago and forgot to blog about them, but the cards today are inspired by fellow Canadian demonstrator Alanna Wharf. Let’s take a look at the tags first.


Time of Giving Tags


My colour palette for these tags is kraft, evening evergreen, real red and basic white. Classic country Christmas colours. I’m so glad that Stampin’Up! brought back kraft paper to our Holiday Catalog.


Time of Giving Tags for Christmas


You can’t see it in the picture, but the red tag is made using our gorgeous Red Velvet Paper. The white velvet is also lovely with these dies.


Time of Giving Cards


When you use these tags as the focal point of a card, it also looks fantastic. I first used Alanna’s card as an inspiration using the smoky slate, basic black and red plaid paper from the Peaceful Prints saleabration paper.


Time of Giving Cards


The second card uses the same colour scheme as my tags: evening evergreen and kraft paper. I love the plaid paper behind the black tag. Thanks again Alanna Wharf @sleeplessstamper for the fantastic inspiration. It was one of those moments where you almost squeal with delight!


Holly Jolly Wishes and Time of Giving Card in kraft, evening evergreen and basic black.


Parcels in the Post


What I love about my card is that it fits in perfectly with my Parcels in the Post theme for next month. You can still get your Parcel in the Post for $32 mailed anywhere in Canada or for $25 porch pickup in Chatham. Take a look at the photo below to see what is in it. Beginning next week I will be doing videos every Tuesday at 10am EST showing you various projects with this Parcel in the Post.


Assorted themed products with Peaceful Deer Paper for my Parcels in the Post program


You can get your Parcel in the Post in two ways. E-transfer is preferred to jackiebultje@gmail.com OR you can use PayPal here.


More Ideas


A while ago I made some gorgeous tea light holders using these dies. Check out my blog post on that here.




Thanks for joining me today and a special thanks to all of you who subscribed to my YouTube channel. I met my goal of 4000 subscribers. How long will it take to get to 5000? Congratulations to Claudette Meriano who won the Cabin Dies. Don’t forget there are only two more days to get the amazing deal on the starter kit. Only $100 for $165 worth of products and a coveted spot on my top ranking team!


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Awesome Otters

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. Today I am some super cute Awesome Otters cards for you. Awesome Otters? Where did you find them? Let me tell you.


Where Did These Awesome Otters Come From??


One of the perks of being a Stampin’Up! demonstrator (or discount shopper) is getting my hands on products early. Stampin’UP! also offers awesome events virtually and in person when circumstances allow. When you attend these events you can get certain products even earlier. There are LOTS of perks for getting the starter kit. Did you know that YOU could get in on this deal for an even better price this month? Offer ends November 30 but I will tell you more later. First let’s take a look at these cards.


Awesome Otter Cards with Blends


Come and Play!


Otters love to play, and so can YOU! I am hosting a fun games evening with some simple stamping. You can make this very card and also win prizes and go home with a goodie bag. Check out my event here. It will be the last stamping event until February 1. You guessed it, I am going back to Holland to be with Gerard for seven weeks.



Another Way?


Is there another way to get this adorable stamp set for free AND early? The answer is a resounding YES! All you need to do is get the starter kit this month for a steal of a deal. Until November 30 it is only $100. You get to pick out any products you want for a total of $165. Then in December you can place an order including products from the brand new 2022 Mini Catalog and also get free saleabration items with every $60 purchase. Did I mention that you also save 20% on your own orders as well as earn that amount on any orders that you might get from people who you share your catalogs with? Get your starter kit here if you live in Canada.


A Few More Products


I took a photo of a few more stamp sets that I will be including as prizes at my Games Event on December 3. This event is a great way to get a sneak peek at the new products and also be able to play with them and win them. Everyone wins a prize at my events.


Upcoming stamp sets for 2022 Stampin'Up!




Thanks for joining me today and a huge thank you if you have also subscribed to my YouTube Channel. This morning I hit my goal of 4000 subscribers and that means I will be choosing one lucky winner who will get the Cabin Dies sent to them. I hope you have a super day and that you also seriously consider all the amazing opportunities that await you by getting the starter kit, joining my team and getting your very own discount and other exclusive perks.

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A Sneak Peek Ahead for 2022 Mini Catalog

Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Here is a sneak peek ahead for you for the 2022 Mini Catalog and the saleabration flyer. I have done a short video so that you can enjoy what came in my pre-order. If you are local and want to win some of these as prizes for my games evening on Friday December 3, let me know! You can join the event here on Facebook.


Sneak Peek Video


Here is the video that I made this morning showing you all the new products. This is going to be an amazing new catalog. I’m hoping that it entices you to join my team. Did you know that it is one of the best teams in Canada? That makes me ever so happy. I would love to put my 16 years of experience to help you get the most out of your stamping investment. I could have been a demonstrator even earlier if someone had told me that I could join just for my own discount. That is why I am so passionate about offering this deal to EVERYONE! Here is the link if you want to get the best deal ever on your purchases. Until November 30, the starter kit is only $100 and you get to choose $165 worth of products to put it it.



A Couple of Quick Pictures


I took a couple of quick pictures so you can see some of the stamp sets and paper. I will post more on Monday. In just a few minutes I have a few of the littles coming, it is an “oma” afternoon.


Upcoming stamp sets for 2022 Stampin'Up!


The next photo is from Rainbow of Happiness stamp set and dies. The coordinating paper is a saleabration freebie.


Rainbow of Happiness stamp set, dies and paper


I hope you have enjoyed this little sneak peek. It was certainly a lot of fun to share it with you in the video. I forgot to show you one stamp set and a hybrid embossing folder and dies. Maybe I will show it to you in my weekly YouTube video on Tuesday morning at 10am.


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At the end of every blog post I include a product list so that you can purchase them in my online store simply by clicking on them. Today I could not add the products in this post because they cannot be purchase yet. Instead I posted some supplies that I think would be perfect to add to your starter kit!

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you have a super day.

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Sharing the Recognition: My Team Means Everything to Me!

Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. My team means everything to me!

It is already super late but  I just wanted to say THANK YOU!! Last night was the “Stampin’Up! Oscars” where top performers in the industry get recognized. I received several awards but the one that touches my heart the most was ranking #3 in Canada out of more than 5700 demonstrators for Team Building. This means that I am training my team properly so that they will stay with Stampin’Up! and keep their own discount.

Many of my team members were first my customers, but the best deal out there is the one where you get your own discount. Therefore it is a natural progression to move from customer to team member. I like to compare it to moving from being an acquaintance to being a friend. If my friends want more than a discount and want to build a thriving business, then I become their champion and mentor to make that happen. Their dreams are my dreams!

It has become my mission to make no difference on my team between those who are there for their own discount and those who are there to build a business. They are all valuable to me, to each other and to the stamping community. EVERYONE brings something to the table and that is beautiful. Never, ever doubt getting the starter kit because you think you will be cheating me in any way. I want what is best for you and what happens after you get the starter kit is not an issue. Every day that you are on my team is a good day!


That’s it. No long post today. It is 9:59 pm and this squirrel is going to bed. Thanks ever so much for being here. I hope that if you read my blog and you live in Canada that you will feel inspired to join my team. It’s a pretty awesome place to be.


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