Share It Sunday Blog Hop - Jingle Jingle Jingle

Sunday 30 October 2022

It's time for another Share It Sunday Blog Hop!  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world and we are sharing our projects with you as part of this blog hop.  There is no theme for our blog hop today. 

Festive Friday #121 - National Family PJ Day

Friday 28 October 2022

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

Canada Inks Up! Blog Hop - Scary Cute Shaker Card

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Time for another Canada Inks Up! Team Blog Hop.  This month our theme is "Purple, Black and Silver".  What a perfect colour combination for a Halloween card.  I've used the Stampin' Up! Scary Cute Bundle and created a fun Shaker Card with the silhouette die!  

International Highlights Winners Blog Hop - Lighthouse Point

Monday 24 October 2022

I’m so excited to be featured in the the International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop hosted by Kylie Bertucci. I was selected to participate in this hop by finishing in the top ten in the October 2022 International Highlights. Thank you to everyone who voted for my Splendid Day Card.

All Bundled Up Frameless Shaker Card

Sunday 23 October 2022

I've been having fun creating Frameless Shaker Cards.  Thanks to Patty Bennett for the idea and for my Team Member Nancy for sharing it with our team!  Check out this pretty card I created using the Stampin' Up! All Bundled Up Stamp Set - isn't Marty the Moose adorable!  I love him so much I decided he deserve a name!

If you love shaker cards, then you'll love this new way to create them with a Medium Clear Envelope and a piece of Window Sheet.

Stamping With Friends - Christmas Card

Saturday 22 October 2022

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends Blog Hop as we share what projects we are currently working on to inspire you! You will be visiting with our Design Team Members as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help spark your creativity.  This time our theme is our choice from the "Christmas".  My card features the adorable Stampin' Up! All Bundled Up Stamp Set.  I love this moose!

Abigail Rose Fancy Fold

Friday 21 October 2022

The Abigail Rose Suite is one of my favourites from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue!  I had fun creating this fancy card using the Suite. I'm excited that my November Monthly Card Club features this Suite.  If you're interested in my Club, continue reading for all of the details.

Creativity Abounds - October 2022 - Boughs of Holly

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Time for another Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world who are coming together to share our creative ideas with you. We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can inspire you to make creations of your own. You may be starting here or you may have come from someone else's blog - either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed - so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin' Up!® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin' Up!® teams. 

Sweet Candy Canes - Fancy Fold

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Time for a fancy fold.  I received an amazing card from Cindy Westerink at Stampin' Up! BackStage Conference in August using this fold and I've been having fun with it.  Today my card features the Stampin' Up! Sweet Candy Canes Bundle.

Isn't this pretty!


  1. Cut Sweet Sorbet cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" for a card base
  2. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1" x 4"
  3. Adhere to the left and right ends of the Sweet Sorbet cardstock
  4. Cut Sweet Sorbet cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 2", 3 3/4", 7 1/4", and 9"
  5. Fold the 3 3/4" and 7 1/4" score lines inwards and the 2" and 9" scorelines outwards to create a gatefold
  6. Adhere to the card base aligned with the top and bottom and centred
  7. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 3/4" x 4" and adhere to front flaps
  8. Cut 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper 1 1/2" x 4" and adhere to the inside flaps
  9. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 1/4" x 4"
  10. Stamp sentiment using Sweet Sorbet ink
  11. Adhere to the inside of the card in the middle
  12. Cut rectangle from Sweet Sorbet cardstock using 5th largest Deckled Rectangle die
  13. Cut ribbon holes in each end using the Fancy Label Punch
  14. Stamp image on rectangle using Sweet Sorbet ink
  15. Cut 6" of ribbon and put through holes
  16. Adhere to the left flap of card using Dimensionals
  17. Stamp 2 candy canes on Basic White cardstock using Sweet Sorbet ink
  18. Cut out using Dies
  19. Adhere crossed over to card base using Dimensionals
  20. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock and cut out using Paper Snips
  21. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  22. Adhere sequins

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Shopping with Me!

Use the following links to PDF copies of the catalogues:

Please be sure to use the current Host Code 3T62M47C 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 a Thank You card by mail and a FREE tutorial by email 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 Thank You card and tutorial! 

You can also purchase this tutorial with 13 "Boughs of Holly" Themed tutorials for $20!   Check them out in my Square Store

Creativity Abounds - October 2022 - Boughs of Holly

Creativity Abounds - October 2022 - Boughs of Holly


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Here's my gift card holder card that is included in the tutorial.  

Monthly Card Club

I'm excited to be offering a Monthly Card Club either In Person or by mail.  Each month I will select a stamp set or bundle to feature.  You will make 3 cards with envelopes and receive 1/2 package of Designer Series Paper, package of Embellishments and a roll of ribbon.  Cost is $45 In Person (or local pick up) and $50 mailed.

You can join my club monthly.  If you join for 6 consecutive months and get a swag bag valued at $25 from me as a gift.

The In Person classes will be held on the last Sunday of each month from 10am to 12noon or 1-3pm.  Space will be limited to 3 people per class and masks will be mandatory (as well as any other requirements announced by the Provincial Health Officer).

Registration is now open for the November Club featuring Abigail Rose.  Registration closes November 6th

Register for November Now!

Your Creative Escapes Retreat

Join Diane and I on Friday, December 2nd from 6:30pm to 9pm and on Saturday, December 3rd from 8am to 8am for our Your Creative Escapes Retreat.  We have such fun during our retreats!  There will be stamping, challenges, Make and Takes, prizes, time to work on your projects and of course, lots of laughter!

Cost is $115 and includes:

  • 2 stamps sets - Cup of Tea and Sending Smiles (you can substitute if you already own them)
  • 6 Make and Take Projects
  • Pillow Gift
  • Prizes
  • Challenges
Add ons:

  • Tea Cup Dies $38 extra
  • Smiles Dies $46 extra
Register Now - Registration closes November 6th

Your Creativity Awaits

The November Kit features Fitting Florets - a brand new suite that is early release from the upcoming January to June Mini Catalogue!

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set - Framed Florets Stamp Set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
  • Shipped: $60 monthly
  • Porch Pick-up: $56 monthly 
  • Add on the coordinating dies - $59
  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only


We have a bonus this month!  Add on the coordinating dies, Gold Swirl Embellishments, Designer Series Paper and the Framed and Festive Stamp Set for $128 extra - local pick up $184 and mailed $188  - and you will receive a bonus project including a box and 3 additional cards.

Do you love to craft and are you looking for a kit that ships directly to you each month with special perks each month? Then you will LOVE “YOUR CREATIVITY AWAITS”!  

With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $56 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

The November kit features the Stampin' Up!® Fitting Florets

Register now for November

Product List

Let's Set Sail Bendi Card

Monday 17 October 2022

Welcome to the Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I am so honoured to be participating in this Blog Hop and I am so thankful for the support I received from my Customers and Team Members so that I could achieve this trip**!  Thank you so much!

I created this fun Bendi fold card featuring the Stampin' Up! Let's Set Sail Bundle for World Card Making Day.  I had fun creating a sailing scene for my husband's birthday card.  If you follow me, you may know that we sailed for many years in the Canadian Gulf Island on the West Coast.  We don't have a boat any more, but we both still remember the fun we had.

Twisted Ribbon Christmas Card

Sunday 16 October 2022

I shared the Twisted Ribbon technique that I used for my October Customer Thank You cards in an earlier post.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card I created using the same technique and the Stampin' Up! Boughs of Holly Suite.  I have been having so much fun with this technique.  Isn't this a pretty card!

Casually Crafting - October 2022 - Sketch Challenge

Saturday 15 October 2022

I'm back with another casual card for the Casually Crafting Blog Hop. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that love to stamp and love to share.  We share card and projects that are simple and easy to create with a few products and are perfect for the beginner and casual stamper.  Our blog hop goes live on the third Saturday of each month.  I hope you'll join us and "hop" around our group to be inspired!

Festive Friday #120 - Halloween

Friday 14 October 2022

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and an Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

Stampin' Dreams - Halloween

Thursday 13 October 2022

Time for another Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Halloween.  I don't typically make a lot of Halloween cards, but this year, I've changed that.  All because of the adorable Halloween themed bundles in the Stampin' Up! July to December Mini Catalogue.  Check out this fun card featuring the Stampin' Up! Bewitching Bundle!  Love it! 

Technique Tuesday - One Sheet Wonder

Tuesday 11 October 2022

It's time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. This month the theme is One Sheet Wonder.  I'll be the first to admit that I'm not usually interested in doing One Sheet Wonders, but I kept this pretty simple with a 6" x 6" piece of Designer Series Paper and limited it to 4 cards.

Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - Customer Thank You - October 2022

Monday 10 October 2022

I'm excited to be training with Bruno and Kylie again this year and participating in our monthly 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 share ideas and to learn from each help us in our Stampin' Up! Business. Our theme for our blog hop each month is "Thank You" and I've created these beautiful cards using the Twisted Ribbon technique.  Thanks Liane Binder for sharing this during a recent Canada Inks Up! Team Meeting.

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