Friday, June 19, 2015


Here it is time for our CHALLENGE SPARK! blog posts again! I chose the gift packaging because I have the new gift box punch board & am I ever loving it. And then I've been discovering how to make boxes with the envelope punch board as well! This was going to be AWESOME!

And then.. life got in the way. Or shall I say I succumbed to life? Or what is it? 

So the sad news is: I'm taking a break. A break from blogging & the Challenge Spark! It's just a break & I hope to be back in September. If I can be back sooner, that will be a bonus for all of us!

The fun isn't over. You can still follow Grace at Create It Because You Can & Tara at: Country Girl {Creates}

I will still be selling Stampin' Up! You can order online here! Fill your shopping cart with all the goodies you like & I'd love it if you would choose me as your demonstrator. 

Or give me a call at 204-873-2151 and I will gladly enter your order that way as well. 

Wishing you a great summer!

Friday, June 12, 2015


I'm gonna do this real quick because I'm running out of time!!!

But I do have a card for you...


Please do take the time to see these girl's blogs who have so much fun with this like I do! Grace's blog:  Create It Because You Can & Tara's blog: Country Girl {Creates} You do want to see what they have created with this theme. We have so much fun & we love it if you share your comments!  


Friday, June 5, 2015


This is that gorgeous flower again! I've had so much fun with this flower image & I know already this is just the beginning of a lot of fun.

Tara chose this week's challenge & she gave us a lot of room! She chose birthday because she was low on birthday cards. It was my lucky day because I happen to be too. 

You do need to see these girl's blogs who have so much fun with this like I do! Grace's blog:  Create It Because You Can & Tara's blog: Country Girl {Creates} You do want to see what they have created with this theme. We have so much fun & we love it if you share your comments! 

How I did it:
1. I stamped the flower from the You've Got This stamp set with Versamark ink & heat embossed with white embossing powder onto watercolor paper. I then cut out a mask & covered the first flower & stamped the second flower & repeated the embossing. This way the flower lines don't overlap.

2. I wet the flower image with my aqua painter (fancy name for a  pen with a water barrel instead of ink.) & dropped blushing bride ink onto it. (squish your ink pad before you open it. Open it & use the ink that pools onto the lid.)

3. The stem & leaves I used So Saffron ink & pear pizzaz. Same way. Wet your paper first. Then drop ink on. Easy. Truth!

4. Stamp sentiment with Blushing Bride. This sweet little sentiment is my favorite! It comes from a new stamp set called Sprinkles of Life. It's Photopolymer & only $26! Has 22 gorgeous images!

5. Wrap white bakers twine around & adhere to a Blushing Bride card base & you are done.

Now if you know me... I did the first card.. drooled with wonder & turned around & made a bunch more in many colors. So versatile. So gorgeous. So so so addicting.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Have I ever said before how I love to receive hand stamped cards in the mail? The size of the envelope is the first give away that something special is coming your way! 

Maybe this is part of why I love to make them & send them. 

Anyways, here is the second card...

This one has white stamping & silver embossing as well as the white accents that really pop!

Hmm, might have to let the new stamps rest a little & play with that butterfly stamp set again...

Thank-you sister dear! I know you had fun making this one.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


The day has finally arrived!

It's here!

Our brand new catalog with a load of awesome new stamps & products is now live! If you do not have a catalog you can view all the new fabulous in this link right here!

Here is a card I've made with the new Sprinkles of Life stamp set...

Colors: Early Espresso, Watermelon Wonder (new color!) Delightful Dijon (another new color!) Whisper White, Very Vanilla & Real Red.

It's simple & straight forward. I stamped the ice-cream with versamark ink & heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I punched them out with the matching Tree Builder Punch! See it even gets better! The punch even did that cherry on top!

I stamped the ice-cream cone in Delightful Dijon & used my blender pen to shade it in. So easy you don't even have to think.

I embossed the Watermelon Wonder cardstock layer with my Big Shot.

 And here is the inside... and the ice cream is gone.

Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. For every sale of this stamp set Stampin' Up! will donate $3 to RMHC.  

So you can enjoy your stamping... AND someone will receive a little help while they need medical treatment away from home. I'll say that's a win for everyone!

Enjoy the new catalog & don't forget to contact me with your order. 

Or order online right here! And you know... I'd be tickled pink if you would select me as your demonstrator!

Monday, June 1, 2015


I was working on another Paper Pumpkin card (this card here) & the strips I had cut off to make a smaller size were laying over another card & I saw chevron.... major AHA! moment for me! Oh I felt all warm & fuzzy inside. Love it when those moments happen.

Now listen me out please, this card is truly easy. Take your striped card front from your Paper Pumpkin kit, or any diagonal stripe for that matter & cut 1/2 inch strips. I started with the bottom & cut three 1/2" strips. Then I turned the card a quarter turn & cut three more 1/2" strips from the other side. This way I could line up the colors of the chevron. 

Then I adhered them to my daffodil delight layer, trimmed it to size & it was done! 

(Of course then I shared at My Pumpkin Challenge... It's one of my favorite Paper Pumpkin Challenge blogs. They come up with so many fun ways to  use the kit! Do check it out!)

And then they chose me for the Awesome Pick! Wow.

That gorgeous 'hello friend' sentiment is from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit. Yup. Paper Pumpkin is a great deal! Especially now when they are offering new subscribers 50% off their first 2 months!

Now if you are wishing for your own Paper Pumpkin kit...  and I know you are (because who wouldn't?) you can sign up for your own kit right HERE! 

Be sure to enter this promo code: SAVE50 to get 50% off! 

This offer is good until June 10th. 

Now what exactly were you waiting for? 


It's here. 

Oh. I heard you. You say you are busy in summer. Right. So. It's just a little box. Put it on the shelf. Doesn't take up much room & it will still be good in fall. Think about all the fun you will be saving just for yourself.  The deal is only for now. Not later.

(Although I'm gonna guess you will quick do it because it doesn't take a lot of time. Truth!)