Friday, 29 May 2020

Celebrate Sunflowers - Sneak Peek from the Annual Catalogue

Today's card is my second sneak peek from the upcoming Annual Catalogue.  The catalogue launches on June 3rd so there's still a little time left to pick up the retired products that are still on your wishlist.  The items retiring will be gone as of June 3rd!

Surprise, surprise, today's card has sunflowers on it!  This time it features the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set.  I love the large sunflower.  For this card I stamped it using VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder.  Then I added colour using Sponge Daubers - soft suede, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie.  When I started this card, I had planned to stamp and sponge the sunflower in the bottom left corner and then the sentiment in the top right, but things changed as I started to make the card.  I finished the card off by sponging around the large flower and the sentiment using Soft Suede lightly but also all over the card using Daffodil Delight and then stamped small sunflowers using Soft Suede.




Check out the supply list for this card.  New products will be available starting June 3rd on my Online Store!



Have you signed up for my Virtual Catalogue Launch Party?

Less than 2 weeks until my Virtual Catalogue Launch Party!  I'm so excited - I'm team up with my friend Diane to host this event!

We're having lots of fun planning the event! To join in the Virtual Catalogue Launch Party, you will need to join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541220360088214/

We will have a Make and Take event with 2 cards during the day - to participate in that, go to the events page on the Facebook Group and click "GOING".  If you don't sign up for the Make and Takes, we will not have a kit prepared for you.

The schedule for the day will be posted in the group, but includes presentations, games, joint stamping and make and takes. The party starts at 7am PDT and goes until 7pm PDT.  In order to win a prize, you must be online at the time of the drawing and have made a comment or two. 

BONUS:   

For every order placed between June 3rd and June 7th, I will have a special gift for you PLUS everyone that attends the event and leaves comments while we're live will get a grab bag of Stampin' Up! products.  The grab bags will be available for pick up once your order is available.  If you can't pick up, contact me for special arrangements. If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!

Last Chance Products

Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!

Shop for Last Chance Products!

Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!



    Please be sure to use the current Host Code AU9QWDBT to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



    Happy Stamping!
    Melva

    Tuesday, 26 May 2020

    Jar of Flowers - Sneak Peek from the Annual Catalogue

    I couldn't resist the Jar of Flowers Bundle when I saw it!  I think it was because it gives me the ability to colour!  I love to Colour using Stampin' Blends.  You'll be able to buy this bundle when the Annual Catalogue launches on June 3rd.


    The stamp set comes with 4 different flower arrangements.  For this card, I paired Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider and Bumblebee - 2 of the new In Colours for 2020-2021.  Isn't this pretty!  I know it isn't fall yet, but sunflowers make me happy!


    I coloured the flowers using Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Soft Suede.  The flowers aren't large, but it is still possible to layer lots of different colours!  

    I'll post the instructions and supply list for this card once the catalogue goes on June 3rd so that you'll know what to order!

    If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

    Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!

    Shop for Last Chance Products!

    Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!


      Please be sure to use the current Host Code AU9QWDBT to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



      Happy Stamping!
      Melva

      Sunday, 24 May 2020

      Accented Blooms

      Today I'm sharing a card I designed using the Accented Blooms stamp set.  I love the combination of Gorgeous Grape and Purple Posy.  For the flowers I used Wink of Stella to shade.  Just the right amount of colour!  The Silver Metallic ribbon adds just the right amount of bling!




      If you love this stamp set, don't wait too long to order - it will retire as of June 3rd!


      If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

      Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!


      Shop for Last Chance Products!

      Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!



        Please be sure to use the current Host Code AU9QWDBT to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



        Happy Stamping!
        Melva



        Friday, 22 May 2020

        Stitched All Around Fancy Fold Card

        I decided to try my hand at a fancy fold card for today's share.  This is a fun fancy fold card to make and I used bright and cheery Designer Series Paper.  I used the Stitched All Around dies to create the front flap.


        I really like the pop of colour of Pineapple Punch on this card.  I'm going to miss this In Colour when it retires on June 3rd!  




        If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

        Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!


        Shop for Last Chance Products!

        Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!




            Please be sure to use the current Host Code AU9QWDBT to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



            Happy Stamping!
            Melva



            Tuesday, 19 May 2020

            This Little Piggy

            I love the piggies in the This Little Piggy stamp set and and I'm so sad that it is retiring!  I made this adorable card featuring 3 little piggies.  The one that makes me smile the most as I have a friend that always used to say to me "yeah, when pigs fly!"  In fact, one year for her birthday I made her a sweat shirt where I drew a pig flying!


            For this card I stamped the 3 images using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then coloured the pigs with Light and Dark Petal Pink and Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.  For the flower I used Light Flirty Flamingo and Light Mossy Meadow and for the wings I added Wink of Stella.

            The sentiment comes from the Share Sunshine PDF Download 




            You can order the Share Sunshine PDF Download I used on my card - these adorable sentiments - were created by Stampin' Up! as a digital download for only $12 US$ (this works out to be about $16-$17 Cdn). You'll get 15 pages of sentiments that you can cut out or punch out and use on your cards! 100% of the profits go to either - The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
            Or United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. You can choose where your donations goes when you purchase! 


            If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

            Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone! 

            Shop for Last Chance Products!

            Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!



                Please be sure to use the current Host Code AU9QWDBT to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



                Happy Stamping!
                Melva



                Sunday, 17 May 2020

                Scrappy Strip Technique

                I had so much fun making these cards on one of my Online Card Classes.  I hold a FREE class every week where we get together and make 2 cards.  I demonstrate my card and give you measurements and then you make a card using your supplies.  We use Zoom - it's so amazing to get together virtually during this time when we need to keep our distance.  Interested in joining an upcoming class?  Check out my schedule of events.

                I made 2 cards using Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper and the sentiments from the Share SunShine PDF Download. 

                Stampin’ Up! is committed to making a difference in our global communities and caring about people first. As part of the Making a Difference program Stampin' Up! is offering a product giveback opportunity to support organizations that are helping COVID-19 frontline responders and communities vulnerable to the pandemic. You can purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to COVID-19 efforts. The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from you and your customers! You can use the download in your card making and paper crafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

                You can purchase the Share Sunshine Download here.
                 


                I love the Very Vanilla and Whisper White Metallic Edge Ribbon - it's perfect to colour with Stampin' Blends to match any colour! For this card, I coloured using Dark Soft Suede.
                  


                I coloured the ribbon on this card using Dark Calypso Coral




                If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

                Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!


                Shop for Last Chance Products!

                Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!




                    Please be sure to use the current Host Code CUUG6XVY to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



                    Happy Stamping!
                    Melva





                    Friday, 15 May 2020

                    Floral Essence

                    Today I'm sharing another card I created when I was challenged to do some colouring!  I posted some things I learned from a friend recently about colouring with Stampin' Blends in my post on May 5th,  I really like how this card turned out.  Flirty Flamingo and Black is one of my favourite colour combinations!



                    I coloured the centre of the flower using Wink of Stella on top of Crumb Cake!



                    If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

                    Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!


                    Shop for Last Chance Products!

                    Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!




                        Please be sure to use the current Host Code CUUG6XVY to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



                        Happy Stamping!
                        Melva



                        Monday, 11 May 2020

                        Kylie's Demonstrator Training Program - Blog Hop May 2020



                        Thanks for stopping by!  It is certainly a crazy time around the world.  I hope you are keeping healthy and safe and are finding time to be creative! Today I'm participating in Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop.  I'm so excited to be part of this training program and happy to in this Blog Hop with amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. The purpose of the group is for the group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that are part of the program...to share ideas and to learn from each other...to help us in our Stampin' Up! Business. 

                        Today you will "hop around the world" and check out the amazing projects created by these very talented demonstrators.  You are currently visiting Melva Peters from British Columbia, Canada. Please take some time to check out all of the blogs on the list below!



                        Here are the products used on the card that will retire as of June 3rd - they are only available while supplies last:
                        I'm going to miss the Daisy Delight stamp set for sure!  It makes it so easy to create a beautiful with little effort.  We made this card in last weeks Free Online Zoom class.  I love the pop of colour of the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper paired with Lovely Lipstick cardstock.  Lovely Lipstick is one of the In Colours that retire as of June 3rd - will be sad to see it go! 




                        Thanks for dropping by today - Remember you are currently at my blog Melva Peters. Visit all of the blogs below to see all of the amazing cards!

                        If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

                        Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!


                        Shop for Last Chance Products!

                        Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!




                            Please be sure to use the current Host Code CUUG6XVY to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



                            Happy Stamping!
                            Melva



                            Sunday, 10 May 2020

                            Varied Vases

                            Today I'm sharing a card that features the Varied Vases stamp set and Vase Builder Punch.  I popped up the colours using Lovely Lipstick card stock and the See A Silhouette Designer Series paper. I'm so sad that Lovely Lipstick and all of the other 2018-2019 In Colours are retiring as of June 3rd when the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue launches.


                            As I mentioned in my last blog post, Varied Vases and Vibrant Vases have been my "go to" stamp sets for beautiful, quick and easy cards.  I will be so sad when this retires on June 3rd.  You can still order these stamp sets and the Vase Builder Punch while supplies last!





                            If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

                            Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!


                            Shop for Last Chance Products!

                            Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!



                                Please be sure to use the current Host Code CUUG6XVY to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



                                Happy Stamping!
                                Melva



                                Friday, 8 May 2020

                                Vibrant Vases

                                Vibrant Vases has been one of my "go to" stamp sets.  I love it because I can make a quick and easy card that looks beautiful and tulips are one of my favourite flowers!  We made this card a couple of weeks ago during my free Online Card Class.  I've been holding these classes every Saturday from 3-4:30pm Pacific time.  We make 2 cards together - I give you the layout and instructions and you use your own supplies.  Everyone has been enjoying the time we can spend together crafting.  If you'd like to join the class tomorrow, you can find more information on my blog.   We do the class by Zoom, so you can either download Zoom or log in through your web browser.

                                For this card I used the Vibrant Vases stamp set and Pineapple Punch card stock and ink.  All of these products are retiring as of June 2nd and is only available while supplies last!  






                                If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

                                Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!


                                Shop for Last Chance Products!

                                Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!




                                    Please be sure to use the current Host Code CUUG6XVY to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



                                    Happy Stamping!
                                    Melva



                                    Tuesday, 5 May 2020

                                    Ornate Style

                                    On a recent team meeting, we had a demonstration of colouring with Stampin' Blends by Liane Binder.  Liane's is a "colourer extraordinaire" and I learned so much from her demonstration.  She challenges us to spend some time colouring this week, so I did exactly that!  

                                    Here are some of the things I learned about colouring with Stampin' Blends:
                                    • Use Tuxedo Black Memento Ink to stamp with
                                    • Thick Whisper White card stock or Shimmery Whisper White card stock work well as they don't "pill" as you layer on more colour
                                    • It's really about layering of colour on to your image - the more you layer the more definition you add
                                    • Let your image dry at times before adding more colour - you'll still be able to blend and add colour
                                    • Don't be afraid to combine different colours together.
                                    Here's the first of two cards I made.  The flower stamp from the Ornate Style is perfect for colouring using Stampin' Blends so I tried to put some of Liane's tips to work.  

                                    I used Thick Whisper White card stock with a variety of colours on this card - Flirty Flamingo - light and dark; Daffodil Delight - light and dark; Calypso Coral - light and dark; Mint Macaron - light; Mossy Meadow - dark; Crumb Cake - light.

                                    I coloured many of the blooms and added additional layers of ink and then I let it dry.  I went back in and added layers including on some, I went over the entire image with Light Crumb Cake or Light Daffodil Delight.  I love change in colour that it gave me.  It's hard to see on the image, but if you look close on the pink flower in the middle, you can see where it has a yellow tinge to it.

                                    I added a dark edge around the flower at the leaf using Dark Mossy Meadow and then I edge the entire image with Light Crumb Cake.  One final step to add Wink of Stella to the small flowers and then a Champagne Rhinestone to the centre.

                                    What do you think?




                                    Check out the different colours on the flowers and the Champagne Rhinestones as centres of the small flowers.
                                    I challenge you to do some colouring this week!  Post your cards on my FaceBook page using the hashtag #funwithstampinblends and I'll do a draw from everyone who posted for a prize!


                                    If you live in Canada, I would love to be your demonstrator!  

                                    Have you seen the Last Chance Lists for the Annual Catalogue and the January to June Mini Catalogue?  You'll want to get your order in for those products you've had on your wish list before they are gone!


                                    Shop for Last Chance Products!

                                    Do you want to receive a new Annual Catalogue?  Place an order with me before the end of May, and I'll mail you a catalogue!




                                        Please be sure to use the current Host Code CUUG6XVY to receive a free gift from me. When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Host Code, I'll send you four cards and instructions by mail as a thank you.  If your order is over $200, please do not use the Hostess Code as you'll qualify for Stampin' Rewards, but I'll still send you the 4 free cards!  



                                        Happy Stamping!
                                        Melva



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