Three of My Favorite Things! – Top Picks 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue

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There are SO MANY new and exciting products in the new 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue!  Today I want to share three of my top picks:


These may or may not look that exciting at first glance, but they are GREAT!   I’ve already used them on so many projects; all my June classes will have these papers in them too.   Perfect for masculine, florals, teenagers, sympathy . . . . just oh so versatile. And they come in a handy 6×6 size 48 in the pack!




I will freely confess I have never used texture paste and am still eagerly awaiting my order to arrive, BUT I have seen and/or been given projects with these awesome product on it and wow!   I absolutely cannot wait to play with this and share it with you in classes.  The paste can be coloured, stamped, and inked and adds such wonderful dimension to a project.   I’m a lover of vintage styles, especially “clean vintage” and this is just going to be used over and over and over . . . . . .




I didn’t see this product coming, but how clever!  I love it!   Even better, you get 720 dimensionals for the same $7.25!  Both sizes are great, but I look forward to these smaller ones for the smaller elements on a project.   Plus don’t forget to use all the edges, too!


And I didn’t even get into the stamps,dies, punches, and ribbons!  There is so much great fun to be had.  Please consider joining us for a class; I’d sure love to have you along!   If I don’t have one listed in your area, I’d be happy to book in a class near to you or give you the name of someone close.  As demonstrators on a team, we just want to share what we love with you!

Do you have your copy of the catalogue?

Thanks for stopping in,

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Brand New! 2017-2019 Five New In-Colours! Comparion and Inventory Charts!

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I hope you are enjoying the long weekend!  Today’s share is a long one, but with lots of resources and goodies!  Please have a read all the way to the end.   All the card samples are using the new Colorful Seasons Bundle.  

I want to introduce you to the five new Stampin’ Up! colours:

Please meet Fresh Fig:


From top to bottom, the colours used here are Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Fresh Fig.  The flowers are in Fresh Fig as well.     Fresh Fig is a very rich, dark wine sort of colour.


Please meet Tranquil Tide:

From top to bottom, the colours used here are Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tranquil Tide, and Always Artichoke.   As demonstrated in the video below, Tranquil Tide is very much an “in between” colour.  It will definitely change character depending on which colours you use it with!


Please meet Berry Burst:

From top to bottom we have Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry, and Fresh Fig.  The chair is also in Berry Burst.   This colour is a purple-pink with a good amount of vibrancy.


Please meet Lemon Lime Twist:

I predict this will be the most popular colour of the five!  Think fresh granny smith apples here.  From top to bottom, I have used Lemon LIme Twist, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke.   The leaf is also out of Lemon Lime Twist.


Please meet Powder Pink:

Colours from top to bottom are Pink Pirouette, Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, and Rose Red.  Powder Pink is soft purpley-pink, perfect for subtle projects or perhaps baby cards.

Please keep in mind that you can buy all five of these ink pads in a bundle for virtually the same price as buying four of them individually. This is your best deal!


Please also download your Free In-Colour Inventory Chart and Free In-Colour Combination Idea Chart!

Enjoy the video below:



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Adhesive Tips – Tutorial Video and PDF File for your Reference

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Do you ever wonder which adhesive to use?  Or how to use it?

Stampin’ Up! offers a range of adhesives, and each has its advantages and purpose. I’ve created two resources that I hope will be of use to all adhesive users:

  1.  A video tutorial on how to use each of the STampin’ Up! adhesives.   I admit it – I’m a bit OCD and I want you to get the best value out of your resources.  I held an event recently and was surprised to find all three pairs of my scissors absolutely stuck shut by improper use of adhesives. I hope this video will answer a few questions and help you get more value out of your products:




2. I’ve also created a downloadable PDF file all about Adhesives. Here I’ve detailed out the pros and cons of each as well as provided a chart with suggestions for “best use” situations for each adhesive.   Of course, this list is not 100% comprehensive, but I think will cover the general paper crafter’s questions:

Stampin’ Up! Adhesive Reference Sheet


I hope you find both of those resources useful and helpful!   I do keep my ears open when I am teaching.  I want to know what you want to know!  If there is a resource you’d like to see, please feel free to let me know and I will put it on the list.


Thanks for stopping in to see me today!    If you need any adhesives, you can order them at any time by emailing me or by using my Online Shop.

P.S. Tomorrow I am heading over to Tauranga for an Egg Carton Box Class – I have 3 spots that could be filled. Please join us!

P.P.S. This weekend is our big OnStage training days. This is where Stampin’ Up! corporate offers training and new product introduction for the upcoming catalogue in June!  We are all so excited to see what’s coming – can’t wait to share with you when we are allowed to share publicly!

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Stampin’ Up! Colour Inventory Tick List

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Have you ever bought something twice on accident?

So have I! I’ve created Inventory charts for you so when you go to class or an event, you have a list of what you already have and what is on the wish list for next. I hope these are useful to you!


Have you ever gone to place a Stampin’ Up! order and weren’t sure which colours you already had?   Use these inventory sheets to help keep track of what you already have and what items have run out or are still on the wish list!

Please feel free to print and share these charts for personal use only!

1. Brights Collection Inventory Chart

2. Regals Collection Inventory Chart

3. Subtles Collection Inventory Chart

4. Neutrals Collection Inventory Chart

5. In Colour Collection Inventory Chart


P.S. Do you want it all?  Why not become a demonstrator and join our team?  Check us out!


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