Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Brusho Crystal Colours - I'm loving them!


Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love playing with mixed media techniques. I was so excited to see the Brusho Crystal Colors in the Occasions catalogue.  I've been playing with them over the past couple of weeks and they are so addictive!  They are perfect for lots of techniques, but one of the easiest techniques is to create a background or wash for a card.

Here's a card I created.  I love the combination of pink and gold together and I love how this card turned out.




Friday, 26 January 2018

Can you CASE it Friday - Heartfelt Blooms

Today's CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything) card features a stampset from the Sale-a-Bration brochure "Heartfelt Blooms.

When I first saw this stamp, I wasn't sure about it, but the more I've seen and the more I've played with it, I've decided that it is one of those "must have" stamps.  Every time I use it my response is the same "Wow!"  When you look at the stamp, you don't expect the detail that it gives when you stamp.  In fact, this is a new type of stamp for Stampin' Up!  At the Stampin' Up! Onstage event in Salt Lake City, we learned the this type of stamp is called "Distinktive" and lays down ink at different opacities giving the image more depth.  They have a patent on the technology so I expect we'll see more stamp sets like this in future catalogues.  I can't wait!

Here's the card I CASE'd from page 5 of the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Celebrate You Thinlits Shaker Card

During Sale-a-Bration, Stampin' Up! has added a new category of rewards.  You'll find 2 items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure that are available for free including the Celebrate You Thinlits.  I love these Thinlits that can be used together or separately.

Here's a card I made that shows off both the Thinlits and the new Gold Glitter Flakes.  Shaker cards are one of my favourite to make and share!  They are much easier than they look, especially with the Foam Adhesive Strips from Stampin' Up! which seal around the shaker.


Product List
Interested in learning how to make a Shaker Card?  I'll be including one of these cards in my upcoming Birthday Card Class on February 17th.  You can register by clicking here.  All of my upcoming classes and Classes By Mail are listed on my Blog or by clicking here.

Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration

Have you received your new Occasions and Sale-a-Bratin catalogues?  For every $60 CDN you spend, you can select one free item from Sale-a-Bration.  This year, there are new products available if you spend $120 CDN.  

If you have purchased from me in 2017, you should have received your Occasions catalogue as well as a Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  If you haven't received them yet, please email me and let me know and I'll make sure you receive it.  If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and live in Canada, I'd love to send you a catalogue.  Email me and I'll get one to you.

Host Codes

If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.Use the host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!
Host Code: 
ZXRKZZ63

Happy Stamping!
Melva


Sunday, 21 January 2018

I'm pleased to announce my Classes By Mail - Are you interested?

I’m so excited to invite you to join my Class by Mail series for Spring.  Each class will feature a new stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.

For $45, you’ll receive the stamp set, a 4 card Make-n-Take package, and PDF instructions!  The kit will be mailed to you and will include all paper, ribbon, cut and punched out pieces.  You supply the ink and adhesives.

Here's a list of the Classes I have scheduled:

You can register by sending me an email or by clicking Once you've registered, please pay by e-transfer to stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and use the pass phrase "stampkit".

I can't wait for the series to get started!  Interested, just click on any of the links above to register and then you can sit back and wait for your kit to arrive.

Do you live near me and want to attend in person classes?  Well, I'm hosting the same classes in person.  You can find the dates on my Classes & Event's page.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Friday, 19 January 2018

Can you CASE it Friday - Remarkable You

Today I CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything) a card on page 143 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  I've admired this stamp for a long time - I love the cards I see, but I hadn't bought it until recently.  I know I'll be pulling this set out on a very regular basis.  It's perfect for stamping or colouring or using with Brusho Colour Crystals.  I can't wait to play more!

Here's the card I CASE'd
The concept artist at Stampin' Up! who designed this card used the Work of Art stamp set on page 151 of the catalogue to apply the colour.  It's so easy to do!

Here's my card

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Barn Door Bundle - Right on trend and so darn cute!

As usual Stampin' Up! is right on trend with the products in the Occasions Catalogue.  Who doesn't love the barn doors that are seen on all of the home decorating shows and on Pinterest!

Here's a couple of cards that I made using the Barn Door stamp set and coordinating Framelits.

For both of these cards I used the Hardwood background stamp to add some texture to the card base.

 Now you can just slide the door open to see the sentiment that would typically be inside the card.

 For this card I switched up the colour and used Cajun Craze and added the spring wreath - a little more feminine.
  Now you can just slide the door open to see the sentiment that would typically be inside the card.


Product List
I'll be featuring this bundle in my Birthday Card Class scheduled for February 17th.  If you're interested, you can register here.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Can You CASE it Friday -

Today I'm sharing a card I CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything) from the new Occasions catalogue on page 41.  The stamp set is called Flying Home and when I saw it I knew I had to have it.  It's so adorable and is perfect for colouring with the Stamping' Blends!

First the card I CASE'd.

Now, my card



Yep, I stayed pretty true to the original card.  Why change it when it is so adorable!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Petal Passion Suite

Every new catalogue there is one (or sometimes two) products that catch everyones' attention.  This year, for me, the Petal Passion Suite is one of those products.  I just love all of the stamps in the set as well as the coordinating Framelits, Embossing Folders, Designer Series Paper and embellishments.  Wow!  So many products that coordinate with each other!

Today I want to share a card I made to send to a friend.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Can you CASE it Friday - Celebrate You Thinlets

Today I'm sharing a card I CASE'D from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue on page 17.  The card is perfect for anyone.  I just love the combination of colours!

The card was pretty easy to make, but a little bit fussy - did you notice the 4 colours on "Celebrate".  That is made by cutting out the word in 4 different colours and then piecing letters together.  I used the lightest colour as the background and then added the darker colours over top adhering with Multipurpose Glue.

Now, here's my card
I stayed pretty true to the original, but changed up a couple of things.  Can you spot them?

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Sneak Peek- Petal Passion Designer Series Paper with Stampin' Blends

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the new Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  For this card, I coloured the paper images and background using the Stampin' Blends. Stampin' Blends are the new alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! and they are a dream to colour with!



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