April 27, 2017

Fancy Friday: Basket of Berries

Hello friends!  Welcome back to Fancy Friday!  I can't believe it's already the end of April - we are still getting oodles of snow, so you can't blame me!  This winter is dragging on and I keep reminding myself that summer will be here soon.

Let's think about bright blue skies, fresh berries, picnics, and green grass - all the beautiful reminders of warm weather.

Our theme this month is a card without a sentiment.  Looking through my own archive, I think I've only done this about four times!  It's HARD for me!  The trick seems to be finding a beautiful focal image, and Basket of Wishes has those in spades.  I've made a card similar to this one for autumn before, and I wanted to brighten it up and make it summery.  Wishful thinking, maybe?  (Seriously... this snow has GOT to stop.)

There's quite a mix of supplies on this card - some items, like the Celebrate Every Day Project Life kit and the Tasty Treats DSP - are retiring as soon as supplies sell out.  Others, like Basket of Wishes and Touches of Texture stamp sets - are previous releases that are carrying over to the new annual catalogue.  And others - like the strip of woodgrain DSP and the Flirty Flamingo Baker's Twine - are a sneak peek of brand new items that haven't been released yet.  Are you getting excited for the new catalogue?

Don't forget to make a list and check it twice - retiring items are selling out quickly!  Hop over to my Online Store and pick them up before they're gone - but please don't forget the host code! 

Let's hop over to my fancy friend Cathy Caines for her fabulous project!  

Thanks so much for coming by today - I can't wait to see you again soon!


Shopping in Canada?  View the products used
to make this card using the links below.  

April 25, 2017

Clearance Rack Update - Shannon's Favourites!

Hello, my friends!

Some very exciting news rolled across my desk late last night - the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack has been updated, and it's stocked full of fantastic items that you won't want to miss (and the prices are jaw-dropping!)  Do you want advance updates on sweet deals like this?  Please be sure to Subscribe to my newsletter to get them delivered to your inbox.

I wanted to share a few of my favourites with you - and what better way to see them in action than some of my past creations?

The gorgeous embellishments on this card are not to be missed - say hello to the Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack ($3.20) and the Fancy Frost Sequins ($2.60!)  Can you believe those prices?!    
This gift card holder uses one of my all-time favourite stamp sets, Bombs Away.  Perfect for snarky sibling cards, great for guys, and perfectly punchy.  

And it's $8.50.  Get outta town, right?!  
This frame was one of my most popular projects - and it wouldn't have been possible without a whole lot of the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.

It's another one you won't want to miss, especially at only $6.80.  A total bargain.  

Christmas cards were whipped up in a flash last year - these ones were based on a tag received from my friend and upline, Allison - and the Fancy Frost DSP makes the background extra-special. 

It's so easy, though, since the work is done for you!  Another must-have, and only $6.80.
And lastly, the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.  This is a 12x12 stack; 48 (!!!) sheets of paper in 24 patterns.  There is SO MUCH PAPER in this stack that I'm still working my way through it - good thing it's perfect for birthday cards for everyone on your list!  This card shows off a number of the patterns - 

And this one shows off my most favourite sheet.

They're practically giving it away at only $12.80.  That's 26 cents a sheet, and a single sheet will cover SIX cards fronts!  Less than five cents per card, my friends.  That's craziness.  

As always, the Clearance Rack is available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Don't miss out!  I hope these cards provided you with a fun start and a good jumping-off point for your creativity; now get shopping in my Online Stampin' Up! Store and have fun!  

And don't forget the host code - I can't wait to send you some project ideas to make with your new supplies!  


Carousel Birthday - It's Your Day!

Good morning, my friends!  You know it's a late night when your early-morning blog post is going up in only two hours...  Whoops!  I swear, I'll get to bed soon.  Well, soon-ish.  Well... maybe. 

I've learned to make no promises in that regard.  I am a night-owl through and through. 

Today's card is yet another beauty made from Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack and the Carousel Birthday stamp set.  I am a die-hard lover of both of these products, and my heart sunk a little when I saw them on the retiring list. 

You can see why, right?  I mean, they're SO CUTE.

Let's get a closer look at those gorgeous papers.

Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack - 142744

They're filled with such wonderful prints - pennants, carousel horses, polka dots, swirls, stripes, and ferris wheels.  Totally adorable.

But the best part?  You know what I'm going to say... they're ON SALE!  My favourite!  That gorgeous stack of paper is only $7.50 right now - that's 15 cents a sheet, my friends!  At that price, you may as well get one for a friend... and possibly a back-up stack, because you'll have used them up in no time.  They're a ton of fun to play with. 

We're in that tricky time of year where retiring items (except for stamps!) are only available while supplies last.  It's a great time to shop online, check out all of the deals, and make sure you don't miss out on your retiring favourites.  Links are below - don't be disappointed, my friends!  

And don't forget the host code!  

If you missed it yesterday - check out a retiring feature on Chase Your Dreams.  Purchase the set by April 30 using the Host Code above and you'll receive the pieces used to make my blog card, plus a video tutorial delivered to your inbox!  Click here to check out that blog post. 

Thanks so much for stopping by - now get shopping, my friends, before this gorgeous paper is gone!  


Shopping in Canada?  Use the links belowto view the products used to make this card. 

April 24, 2017

Chase Your Dreams - with Video Tutorial!

Hello friends, and happy Monday!  I hope your week is shaping up to a good start.  

I've been trying to spend a little bit of extra time with my retiring stamps and make sure they get the love they deserve before they're gone; today's feature is one you may have seen on my Facebook Page or YouTube Channel this weekend.  Today, I'm sharing Chase Your Dreams, one of the fabulous sets in the Stampin' Up 2017 Occasions Catalogue. 

This stamp set is gorgeous - and I feel like it's highly underrated!  I haven't seen too many cards made with it, so I wanted to share a video tutorial of a quick and easy card, similar to the one above.  Check out the video I made for you. 

It's so easy to whip up cards in a flash with this stamp set, and the beautiful line drawings are perfect for any recipient.  I just love it.

And you know what makes me love it even more?  It's ON SALE!  Heck yeah!
          Chase Your Dreams - 142942 (Wood) / 142945 (Clear)
The wood-mount set (142942) is $31, and the clear-mount (142945) is on sale for an amazing $17.60.  Can you believe that?!  I love this set so much, and I know you will too.  

Here's a better look at the card I made in the video... 

And if you watched the video, there's no surprise here:  I've got a bonus for you!  Purchase Chase Your Dreams from my Online Stampin' Up Store by April 30, 2017, enter the host code JEYSPYTK, and I'll send you the cardstock, ribbon, die-cuts, and embellishments to make this beautiful card.  You'll be off to a great start with your new favourite stamp set!  Hop on over to my online store, and don't forget the host code!  Following your purchase, you'll receive this video tutorial straight to your inbox so you can make the card with ease on your own schedule.

Speaking of retiring - and also featured in the video above - is Kinda Eclectic, another of my favourites.  I love that I can whip up a card with this stamp set in just a few minutes.  It coordinates perfectly and the images are so universal for anyone.  It's a must-have for your collection.

Kinda Eclectic - 135347 (Wood) / 135350 (Clear)
The retiring list is starting to look more and more depleted by the day; most items are only available while supplies last, and they're going quickly.  Make sure you shop ASAP to avoid disappointment!

Thanks so much for stopping in today - and don't forget about the online tutorial and free bundle of supplies from me!  I can't wait to send it out for you!  


Fancy Friday: Basket of Berries

Hello friends!  Welcome back to Fancy Friday!  I can't believe it's already the end of April - we are still getting oodles of s...