Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Full of Adventures

Hello friends.  Today I have an anniversary card to show you.  It’s for my daughter and son-in-law.  What?!  An anniversary card you say, but how can that be?  You’re right, it isn’t a typical anniversary card, but it is very special for the couple.

Once the wedding was over, the priest said, “there is a surprise for you outside but I won’t tell you what it is or you will all make a run for it.”  Indeed there was a surprise.  There was a green ice cream truck passing out ice cream to everyone attending the wedding.  What a neat idea, eh?!

So when I saw this ice cream truck stamp I knew I had to buy it just for their anniversary.

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up!  Balloon Adventures and Tasty Trucks


Posted on : Aug 12 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Thank You for your Friendship

Hi folks.  I have a lot of thank you cards to send out for my birthday presents, so I made two versions of this card.  The first one uses the typical black embossing powder for the silhouette.

For my second version I used a deep turquoise embossing powder, which I actually like better.  I noticed the black embossing powder likes to stick to the paper even after using the embossing buddy, and this embossing powder worked much nicer.

Stamps:  Stampn’ Up! Upsy Daisy

Posted on : Aug 12 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Flowering Fields

Hi folks!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  I’m still on vacation and I go back to work on Monday.

As I prepost this post for today, I am hopeful that the water level at Elora, Ontario, isn’t too rough or two high because the plan is to spend time with my cousin, with Al of course, and tube down the river.  I’ve never done that before and it sounds like a lot of fun.  Then we will swim in the cold waters of the quarry.  Their website said they allow 1,500 people into the park, which is a lot of people, so we are getting up early to beat the crowds.

Now onto my card.  I heat embossed with white and painted in the leaves with Old Olive and painted the flowers with Blackberry Bliss.

The paper I used:  Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay.

Have a nice weekend! And thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jul 29 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Birthday Celebrations

Hello folks.  I’ve preposted this yesterday as I’m now on vacation for a week and have so much planned.  I might even get in a little stamping.  Al and I love entertaining and are having friends over on two separate evenings.  Last week I went to bed at 6:00 p.m., and took my cookbooks with me, and decided on menus.  I must say, I’m blessed that Al loves the kitchen and cooks even more than I do.  When he’s on afternoons, I just eat a bowl of cereal for supper while he’ll cook himself something special up.

Ok, I couldn’t resist using this Upsy Daisy stamp for a second week in a row–it’s such a pretty stamp.  Hope you’ll forgive me–LOL.

I sponged Regal Rose onto the scallop cut die and then left it to air dry for a couple of hours before I rubbed my embossing buddy over top, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I embossed Lovely Liliac and adhered it to Regal Rose cardstock.  My banner and corners used Pink Pirouette.

Have yourselves a great week!

Posted on : Jul 22 2017
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Stampin’ Up! Saturday – Upsy Daisy

Happy Saturday everyone!!  Unfortunately it’s my weekend to work, but the days are quiet on the weekend so things will, hopefully, run smooth.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest, using Upsy Daisy by Stampn’ Up!, that I just had to pull my set out.

  1. Cut out a circle with a die
  2. Cut a circle with a small die or punch onto a sticky note and place it onto your upper right corner to create a sun or moon
  3. Sponge yellow and orange ink onto white cardstock with the die still in place.  Remove small die.
  4. Rub an embossing buddy over top of your image.  It is very important that your ink is completely dry or the embossing buddy won’t do it’s job (I learned the hard way).  Either air dry your sponging or use a heat gun to speed up the drying process.
  5. Use VersaMark on your stamp and stamp out your stamp making sure your stems overhang the bottom of your circle.
  6. Sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat emboss.
  7. Finish as desired.

Thank you for stopping by!

Posted on : Jul 15 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today I have a quick card for you, using Stampn’ Up’s Hey Chick stamp set.

I stamped out this chick four times and coloured them using Chameleon Color Tone pencils.  Next, I cut out the chicks in 1″ x 1″ squares and mounted them onto 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ blue cardstock.  Easy peasy.

Have a real good weekend.


Posted on : Jun 24 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Swallowtail Birthday Wishes

Good morning folks!  Hope you’re weekend is off to a good start.

Recently, I came upon a stamper who was downsizing to a smaller apartment and couldn’t keep all of her stamps, paper, punches, scor boards, stamp pads, etc.  I made a big score and this was just one of them.  All stamp sets were $5 and I bought this never-used Swallowtail stamp.  I’ve had my eye on it for a long time.

This card was so easy to do.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jun 17 2017
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Stampn’ Up! Saturday – Lift me Up

Hi folks!

It’s my goal to use new, and old, Stampn’ Up stamps so I’m going to try and keep Stampn’ Up! Saturday going.  I’m sure I’ll miss the odd Saturday, but I’m going to try my best to post.

One of the best feelings in life, for us stampers, is to buy new stamps.  This recently purchased stamp set (Lift me Up) came with matching dies. I had so much fun diving into the new packaging and found myself in awe of these lovely new dies.  This is my first stamp set that I purchased coordinating dies.

On the front of my card I stamped out the clouds then paper pieced the large balloon together and added a sentiment.  It didn’t stop there; I decorated the inside of my card and used my new Chameleon pencil crayons from Technique Junkies.  These pencil crayons are pretty cool because they have a dark colour on one side of the pencil crayon and a lighter version on the other side to make blending easy peasy.  These pencil crayons are great for the beginner to the more professional colourer.

To receive 10% off the Chameleon pencil crayons, or other products, simply use the code TJ10Beth. How cool is that?

Thanks for stopping by.

Posted on : Jun 03 2017
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