Revisiting Sail Away with Mountain Air

Revisiting Sail Away with Mountain Air

Growing up where a 20-30 minute drive in any direction brings you to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Fundy with the world's highest tides, and now Living on the South Shore of Nova Scotia just 20 minutes away from iconic Peggy's Cove, lig...

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Revisiting Parisian Beauty

Revisiting Parisian Beauty

The Parisian Beauty suite was another of the ones that I purchased and prepared classes and events for spring of 2020 with great anticipation.... The colours are so fun and bright, and the beautiful DSP with champagne foil highlights makes every proj...

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Revisiting Pretty Peacock

Revisiting Pretty Peacock

My sister Sue came for a week-long visit this month, and we spent time working with this lovely suite of products before saying goodbye to it in my fall sale.  I loved the peacock suite when I first saw it, and I did make a bunch of cards and gi...

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TGCDT June 2021 Blog Hop - I'm Just Peachy, Thanks!

TGCDT June 2021 Blog Hop - I'm Just Peachy, Thanks!

  Welcome friends, It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, th...

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Fun with the May Paper Pumpkin - Batter Up!

Fun with the May Paper Pumpkin - Batter Up!

Baseball is something I enjoyed in my childhood, and this kit had some great ideas for cards for fans.  I personally didn't NEED 9 baseball cards, so I repurposed three of them to become Canada Day cards, and I changed up the design of the other...

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TGCDT May 2021 Blog Hop - Simply Elegant

TGCDT May 2021 Blog Hop - Simply Elegant

  Welcome friends, It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, th...

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TGCDT April 2021 Blog Hop - Happy Hydrangea

TGCDT April 2021 Blog Hop - Happy Hydrangea

  It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share ...

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Fun-Bunny Loves Easter Cards

Fun-Bunny Loves Easter Cards

I was in the mood to make some fun Easter cards today. This cute little bunny is from the retired "Welcome Easter" stamp set - one of my favourites, and one I've kept because I love the critters.  You don't even need to colour him in - he's cute...

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Hanging Out With Kangaroo & Company

Hanging Out With Kangaroo & Company

The Kangaroo family dropped in this week to say hello - what a fun bunch they are.  All ready with birthday presents, flowers, happy mail, love and kisses, and a whole host of happy thoughts. These cards were all part of a monthly stamp set feat...

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Last Chance Product List - Now till May 3

Last Chance Product List - Now till May 3

If you love great deals, our Last-Chance Products Sale is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog—and as an extra bonus—you’ll get a peek at the list of items carrying over to th...

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Spring & Easter Blog Hop - Fun & Simple Easter Treat Boxes

Spring & Easter Blog Hop - Fun & Simple Easter Treat Boxes

Welcome!  I am happy to be participating in this international blog hop started by my friend and fellow Gentlemen Crafter; Rene Guenther from Leipzig Germany. I am sure we will see lots of fun and bright spring projects from the, almost 20, part...

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Star Wars Explosion Box Card

Star Wars Explosion Box Card

Star Wars has always been a favourite of mine, and many of my family and friends as well.  My nephew's birthday is coming up this weekend and he is a big fan, so I decided to make him a very special card.  I'm using the very popular "explos...

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TGCDT March 2021 Blog Hop - Flit Float & Flutter Like A Butterfly

TGCDT March 2021 Blog Hop - Flit Float & Flutter Like A Butterfly

It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share our creative...

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Mother's Day Cards With Timeless Tulips

Mother's Day Cards With Timeless Tulips

"Timeless Tulips" is one of my most favourite stamp sets, and one I will probably keep forever as I find myself pulling it off the shelf time and time again.  Today I was thinking about the snow finally being gone and the tulips and crocuses pus...

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Mother's Day Cards With Love of Felt

Mother's Day Cards With Love of Felt

I don't normally like to feature anything that isn't current on my blog, but "For The Love of Felt" was one of those special kits that was well loved and well used back in 2019. The intended card designs were quite fun, and very useful.  I did s...

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Fun With February's Paper Pumpkin Kit

Fun With February's Paper Pumpkin Kit

I am always saying how fun and creative I find Paper Pumpkin to be - and this month's kit really delivered on the fun.  There were so many beautiful layers colours and textures to play with.  I decided to go totally rogue with this kit...

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TGCDT February 2021 Blog Hop - Some Kick A$$ Cards

TGCDT February 2021 Blog Hop - Some Kick A$$ Cards

It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share our creative...

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TGCDT January 2021 Blog Hop - Berry Sweet Cards From The Strawberry Patch

TGCDT January 2021 Blog Hop - Berry Sweet Cards From The Strawberry Patch

It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share our creative...

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Join Me for Sale-A-Bration Extravaganza Jan 30th.

Join Me for Sale-A-Bration Extravaganza Jan 30th.

Join me and members of my team for a full day online crafting event celebrating the launch of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration.  Our World Card Making Day Extravaganza was heralded as "so much fun", we decided to make this event...

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Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

How's the old saying go?  Something old, something new, something frosty, something blue? LOL!  I now it's a wedding sentiment, but I thought it so fitting for today's projects since I went off on a design journey using old stamps, new pape...

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TGCDT November 2020 Blog Hop - Beautiful Boho Indigo

TGCDT November 2020 Blog Hop - Beautiful Boho Indigo

It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, that love to share our creative...

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Hooray! I Now Have Gift Cards

Hooray! I Now Have Gift Cards

I am excited to now offer eGift Cards through Square.  You can choose the value of the ecard, the image on the front and specify the receiver and the gift message. The receiver will get it immediately in their email and can use it to shop with m...

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TGCDT October 2020 Blog Hop - Life Is Beautiful

TGCDT October 2020 Blog Hop - Life Is Beautiful

It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. Be sure to visit all the presenters in the hop - links can be found at the bottom. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Indep...

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TGCDT September 2020 Blog Hop - Slim-Line Cards with "Love of Leaves"

TGCDT September 2020 Blog Hop - Slim-Line Cards with "Love of Leaves"

It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. Be sure to visit all the presenters in the hop - links can be found at the bottom. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Indep...

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Get the Big Boss for $135 No Tax & Free Shipping

Get the Big Boss for $135 No Tax & Free Shipping

Get the Big Boss for $135 No Tax & Free Shipping...Then SAVE 20% on all your future purchasesThe exciting NEW Cut & Emboss machine has arrived and is available now for purchase. I have a fantastic way for you to get it for just $135.  Yo...

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Creative Ideas With Aug Paper Pumpkin "World's Greatest"

Creative Ideas With Aug Paper Pumpkin "World's Greatest"

Some Paper Pumpkin kits I like to just put together the projects as they are designed, while others are fun to see what else you can come up with. This month's kit was one of those for me.  I don't have any school age children any more, so the c...

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TGCDT August Hop - Creative Cards with "Lovely You"

TGCDT August Hop - Creative Cards with "Lovely You"

It's time once again for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop. Be sure to visit all the links in the hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TGCDT) are a group of male crafters & Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from a...

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Having a Whale of a Time with Whale Done

Having a Whale of a Time with Whale Done

 The new Whale of A Time suite is just oceans of fun!  The beautiful 6x6 Designer Series Paper pack has 24 different designs - some are complete underwater scenes ready to go, while others have whales that fit the coordinating punch, and ot...

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TGCDT July 2020 Blog Hop - An Elephant, A Kangaroo, A Giraffe and a Koala Go To A Party

TGCDT July 2020 Blog Hop - An Elephant, A Kangaroo, A Giraffe and a Koala Go To A Party

It's time for the monthly Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop, and we're celebrating our First Anniversary this month with the addition of three new bloggers. Be sure to visit all the links in the hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team (#TG...

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Sunshine Fun With June Paper Pumpkin

Sunshine Fun With June Paper Pumpkin

  The June Paper Pumpkin; "Box Full of Sunshine" is an absolute delight.  I haven't had time yet to fill my decorated box up with yellow treats and gifts for someone special, but I did make some cards.  The card designs this month...

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TGCDT June 2020 Blog Hop - Jars Filled With Flowery Kindness

TGCDT June 2020 Blog Hop - Jars Filled With Flowery Kindness

The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue released this month, and there are nearly 200 pages of fun products to play with throughout the year.  The first product suite I was drawn to as a "must have" was the Flowers For Every Season. Not only does ...

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A Nifty Calendar Notepad Wallet to say Thank You!

A Nifty Calendar Notepad Wallet to say Thank You!

Two things you always need when you least expect it are a calendar and a notepad.  This handy little wallet made from half a sheet of cardstock and a third of a sheet of Designer Paper makes a great thank you gift for customers, family and frien...

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Colourful Fun With May's Paper Pumpkin

Colourful Fun With May's Paper Pumpkin

The May 2020 Paper Pumpkin "A Kit In Colour" certainly hits the target for featuring the bright new In-Colours. It arrived at lunchtime, and my son looked on as I opened it up with great excitement. I nearly spit my tea across the room as he exclaime...

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Cards by the Batch - 12 At A Time

Cards by the Batch - 12 At A Time

This is a quick and easy way to use up some of your stash and create batches of twelve colourful cards at a time. I chose the Silhouette Designer Series Paper because of it's bright and cheerful colour palate, and I choose coordinating colours from t...

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TGCDT May 2020 Blog Hop - Coffee & Cookies Treat Box

TGCDT May 2020 Blog Hop - Coffee & Cookies Treat Box

I wanted to do something a little different this month in light of most of us being sequestered at home away from all our friends.  We are all eagerly awaiting the moment we can get together for a coffee and a sweet treat, and that time will com...

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TGCDT April 2020 Blog Hop - Postcards From Paris

TGCDT April 2020 Blog Hop - Postcards From Paris

I love - love - love everything about the Parisian Blossoms suite.  There is so much you can do, even with just individual parts of this suite.  I have a lot of other floral sets, and so I opted to get the bundle that focused on the Eiffel ...

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TGCDT March 2020 Blog Hop - Spring Tulips Are A Poppin'

TGCDT March 2020 Blog Hop - Spring Tulips Are A Poppin'

I awoke the other morning to the first spring robins chirping on the lawn - a sure sign that winter will soon be over and that spring flowers will be popping their heads up through the soil after a long peaceful nap. Easter and Mother's Day are just ...

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TGCDT February 2020 Blog Hop - Enjoying A Tropical Moment with The Tropical Oasis Suite

TGCDT February 2020 Blog Hop - Enjoying A Tropical Moment with The Tropical Oasis Suite

Buried in the snow?  Suffering crazy freezing temps?  How about treating yourself to a tropical moment...   Welcome to the February Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team is a group of male independent Stampin’ Up! demonstra...

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16 FREE Project Tutorials When You Order $60

16 FREE Project Tutorials When You Order $60

There are 16 fun and easy projects in each monthly Glam Squad Tutorial package, and they can be yours FREE with a $60 product order.  Plus, you'll qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration level one item with that order before March 31. You can also jus...

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TGCDT January 2020 Blog Hop - Pretty Poppy Palooza!

TGCDT January 2020 Blog Hop - Pretty Poppy Palooza!

Welcome to the January Blog Hop. The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team is a group of male independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe, and we share what we love every 2nd Friday of the month. Make sure you check out the rest of the Desi...

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TGCDT December 2019 Blog Hop - Simple Christmas Luminaries

TGCDT December 2019 Blog Hop - Simple Christmas Luminaries

The holidays are here, and as all the songs suggest, they are supposed to be merry and bright... so lets use some of those sparkly holiday papers, a little foil, maybe some mercury paper acetate and some embellishments, and make some luminaries to ad...

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Simple Snowman Season treat boxes for holiday parties

Simple Snowman Season treat boxes for holiday parties

Do you want to build a snowman?  I do. Christmas parties are happening already, and if you're like me, you'll be hosting at least one or two yourself. I always like to have a little treat to give my guests - especially the little ones, and this ...

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Easy Foil Edged Cards - Using Feels Like Frost Designer Paper

Easy Foil Edged Cards - Using Feels Like Frost Designer Paper

My Team leader and I both did very successful stamp-a-stack classes with this idea, and I had one set of foil edged cards and envelopes and about a quarter pack of the designer series paper left over, so thought I'd share it here with you today. Th...

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TGCDT November 2019 Blog Hop - Everyone Can Use A Calendar

TGCDT November 2019 Blog Hop - Everyone Can Use A Calendar

This month for the Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop I 'm going to share a FREE TUTORIAL from my website with you to make this fun little desk calendar caddy.  Keep a calendar, notepad and pencil handy for when you need one.  No speci...

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TGCDT October 2019 Blog Hop - Simple Cards Three Ways

TGCDT October 2019 Blog Hop - Simple Cards Three Ways

This month for the Gentlemen Crafters Design Team Blog Hop I want to show you that you can make beautiful cards without breaking the bank, and with any level of skill from beginner to advanced. Whether you purchase only a stamp set, or the bundle wit...

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September Paper Pumpkin Get's Dressed Up For Fall

September Paper Pumpkin Get's Dressed Up For Fall

We haven't had a single trick-or-treater at our house in five years, so I decided to dress my Paper Pumpkin treat boxes up in cozy fall sweaters and use them as table toppers for our big family Thanksgiving dinner.  I used scraps and pieces of f...

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Shaker Cards Are Fun And Easy To Make

Shaker Cards Are Fun And Easy To Make

I admit I have been somewhat delinquent in posting here since my first video blog in August for the new Gentlemen Crafters group, but honestly I have been overwhelmed with other daytime-job work and preparing for an upcoming crafting event that I a...

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August Paper Pumpkin & Add-On Has Amazing Design Potential

August Paper Pumpkin & Add-On Has Amazing Design Potential

I am absolutely in love with the August Paper Pumpkin colours - stamps - embellishments and possible design ideas.  The kit itself was not only cute with the little goody bags, but an amazing value too.  They really hit this one out of the ...

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TGCDT August 2019 Blog Hop - Creating With Mosaic Moods

TGCDT August 2019 Blog Hop - Creating With Mosaic Moods

I am so privileged and elated to have been invited to join a new all-male group of stampers from around the world; The Gentlemen Crafters Design Team presently consisting of seven stampers/paper crafters. This represents a number of firsts for me, my...

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A Creative "Magnolia Lane" Package With Tremendous VALUE

A Creative "Magnolia Lane" Package With Tremendous VALUE

What an amazing duo the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards 149554, and the beautiful Magnolia Lane Large Cards & Envelopes pack 149487 (both on pg. 171) make. What CAN'T you do with these!? Talk about VALUE! $15 for the cards $17 for the e...

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July Paper Pumpkin Has Coordination Magic

July Paper Pumpkin Has Coordination Magic

I am really impressed with the July Paper Pumpkin kit!  Stampin' Up! has definitely raised the bar in the quality of the kit by coordinating with THREE new suites - Woven Threads - Garden Lane - Come Sail Away.As usual when i open my kit, I take...

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Perennial Essence DSP Pops On All White Cards

Perennial Essence DSP Pops On All White Cards

I have been waiting to create with my Perennial Essence designer series paper, and Sunday afternoon seemed as good a time as any.  This paper is so colorful and so beautiful, you could almost just frame each piece as it is and hang it on the wal...

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Dino-riffic Cards with just the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper

Dino-riffic Cards with just the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper

My Dinoroar designer series paper arrived this week, and I was excited to try some Birthday card designs for kids.  I did not order the stamp set or dies, as I figured the paper itself would give me all the cards I could ever use in a lifetime...

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Cards For Men Are Important Too - and Not Difficult

Cards For Men Are Important Too - and Not Difficult

Men like to receive nice cards too, and Stampin' Up! has a number of stamp sets and papers that meet the needs of more "manly" or "masculine" cards.  The garage suite makes wonderful cards for men, and with very little effort.  All the diff...

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Grapefruit Grove Foil Adds a Little Sparkle

Grapefruit Grove Foil Adds a Little Sparkle

If you were lucky enough to get some of the Sale-A-Bration Grapefruit Grove foil paper, then you know just how beautiful it is under direct light - It shines with a rainbow of colours.  It just so happens to go perfectly with the Bird Ballad D...

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Another Look at Needlepoint Nook

Another Look at Needlepoint Nook

Needlepoint Nook is such a versatile Designer Series Paper.  The patterns are small and colourful and work so well with a huge variety of products.  There are 10 coordinating colours used and most are still "in"  I did not originally...

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Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards are a Must-Have!

Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards are a Must-Have!

One of the very first items I ordered from the new catalogue was the Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards. They are stunningly beautiful and a fantastic price point. Along with the decorative tin, they make a perfect gift set for a fellow stamper as is, or wi...

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June Paper Pumpkin Club - We're Goin' to the beach!

June Paper Pumpkin Club - We're Goin' to the beach!

June's "A Little Smile" Paper Pumpkin kit has everyone in my clubs smiling ear-to-ear with the colourful and fun collection of little acknowledgement cards, complete with a carrying pouch.  As always the kit came with a great little stamp set an...

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It's Graduation Time - Show Them How Proud You Are!

It's Graduation Time - Show Them How Proud You Are!

The end of the school year is quickly approaching, and at my house it has been non stop prom and grad preparations for a couple weeks.  Grad is a truly special event, and what better way to express how proud you are of a graduate than with a han...

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Cleaning out the cupboard - Daisy Punch & Gingham Gala fun!

Cleaning out the cupboard - Daisy Punch & Gingham Gala fun!

Back during Sale-A-Bration I was so busy setting up Paper Pumpkin Clubs, designing cards for classes and becoming top SAB seller for my team, that I forgot I had ordered Gignham Gala paper and the daisy punch with intention of doing some summer cards...

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"Hugs from Shelli" May Paper Pumpkin

"Hugs from Shelli" May Paper Pumpkin

The May Paper Pumpkin kit did not disappoint!  The blend of earthy and pastel colours is just gorgeous, and coordinates so well with the new Bird Ballad designer series paper, and many others as well. The colour palate works fantastic with ...

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Stampin' Blends are a GREAT investment!  You won't be disappointed

Stampin' Blends are a GREAT investment! You won't be disappointed

If you don't have any of the Stampin' Blends - AKA Blender Pens, you need to budget a few extra dollars and treat yourself to a couple with each order you place. Today I was just playing around with mine, colouring some floral stamps - AND - on some ...

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