Stampin Blend Vellum Technique with Gold Texture

One of my favourite bloggers lives right here in Canada’s east coast.  Her name is Tina Zinck and has a very successful Stampin’ Up! business.  I always look forward to watching her tutorials.

This particular card uses Tina’s background technique called Stampin Blend Vellum Technique with Gold Texture.  The results are stunning.

Today a stamping forum I belong to is having a Fest where challenges are posted and participants have a chance to win prizes.  Tina’s technique is what I picked out for my challenge.  If you didn’t click to see the video above, you can see it here.

My cards are for Mother’s Day, which I’m taking to work to sell.  These cards are mini slimline size.  They have been gold embossed on the outside and inside where it says “Happy Mother’s Day.”


Posted on : Apr 02 2022
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Stampin Up Paper Pumpkin Kit

My dear friend Susan MacDonald, from Moncton, NB., sent me a Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin kit   This was my first kit and I found it to be fun.  I made over 15 of these gingerbread houses.  They come with the cutest little envelopes.

I’m working on another tutorial for you.  I take requests so if there is anything you’d like to see, please leave a message on here or via e-mail.



Posted on : Mar 02 2022
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Slimline Fun Fold

Hello there!  I have a slimline video for you today.  In the video I have explained the cuts and folds.  Underneath my video, on YouTube, you will find measurements for the card.  I hope you like it.



Posted on : Feb 18 2022
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Happy Anniversary

My sister recently celebrated her anniversary, and instead of sending a traditional anniversary card I sent her Happiness is a Journey and not a Destination.   The stamp I used is a retired Stampn’ Up! set.

Enjoy your weekend!

Posted on : Nov 13 2021
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Fifth Avenue Floral

Hello stampers!  I’ve been going through photos that I haven’t posted before and I found this cute card I made once upon a time.  I never tire of Stampn’ Ups! Fifth Avenue Floral.  I made 25 of these for an order I had done and I was waiting until the event was done before I posted it.  The flower was watercoloured using ink refills.  The blended ink background was stamped over top with an Impression Obsession large background stamp.

Have a super weekend, and thanks for stopping by.


Posted on : Oct 05 2021
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Thank you

Hi there fellow Stampin Up! lovers.  I love working with Stampin’ Up!  My girlfriend in Moncton, NB, gifted me with Sweet Strawberry and Berry Blessings which I am showcasing today.  I am really enjoying these two sets and have ten of these cards and coordinating envelopes to go towards 50 cards for my girlfriend’s Christmas present.

Hope you like them too!

Posted on : Jun 19 2021
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Beautiful Friend

Stampin Up has been releasing some sets that I adore, and Friends are Like Seashells is one of those sets.  As a lover of the ocean I was drawn in by the seashells, and when I read these beautiful sentiments I knew I had to buy this set immediately.  Friends are Like Seashells is in the mini catalogue and won’t be around long.  Although, if I had to hazard a guess, I’d say these just might be available in the annual catalogue coming in spring because this set is so popular.  I also bought the coordinating embossing folder.

My card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  What did we do without Pinterest?  It wasn’t long ago my friend had to tell me how to work my way around it.  For the longest time I never jumped on board thinking it was just another thing on my plate.  Little did I know that one goes down the rabbit hole very easily because there are so many visual pleasing things to see.  What I really need to learn is to make subfolders.  Can anyone help me out?

Thanks for stopping by today.  You made my day!


Did you know I make You Tube videos?  There is a link along the top of my blog.


Posted on : Mar 27 2021
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Hugs, Kisses and Love

Hello friends!  This card was inspired by a card made by Stesha Bloodhart of Stampin Hoot.  She provided a tutorial which I changed up a little bit.  This was Al’s Valentine card which I could not post beforehand because Al reads my blog.

I stamped out SU Buffalo Plaid onto Peacock cardstock.  Using Pinkfresh dies, I cut out three words to fit the card front.  I really liked these dies when I first saw Jennifer McGuire use them in one of her videos.  Isn’t she an enabler? LOL.

Al bought me beautiful red roses for Valentine’s.  It was a very pleasant surprise because he’s not the flower kind of man.  I hope you had a nice Valentine’s Day too!

Posted on : Mar 20 2021
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Spread your wings and fly!

I lucked out when I found this SU Little Ladybug for sale on line.  It was a hostess set that I thought I’d never get.  It was a lucky score.

When I worked in a doctor’s office in Nova Scotia I worked with Sharon who did transcription and billing along side myself.  We kept in touch when I moved back to Ontario and I was so happy for her when she told me she was going through to become a nurse.  Sharon just retired so I wanted to send her a card.  I thought this stamp set would be perfect for her.

Three years ago, I took Al out east and showed him where I used to live on Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.  We even met up with Sharon and her husband and had the best lobster mac n cheese in Hall’s Harbour.  We planned on going back out east this summer, but with COVID we decided to see what next summer brings.

Do you have a lucky score story to share?



Posted on : Mar 13 2021
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Mystery Stamping Hour with The Serene Stamper

Hello fellow stampers!

Recently, Tina Zinck, of the Serene Stamper, had a mystery stamping hour.  I really enjoyed myself.  We all shared our cards and it was so much fun to see what everyone’s card looked like.  Silly me, I totally forgot to colour my image to coordinate with the paper.  Naughty me.

A co-worker is retiring at work, so I made a card that all of the co-workers can sign.

Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

SU Stamp:  On To Adventure

Video and Step-by-Step tutorials are at the top of my blog

Posted on : Aug 22 2020
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