Shaving Cream for Marbling…Yes!

Stampin’ Up! trainer, Donna, teaches you how to create cool marbled effects for card backs, embellishments, and more using shaving cream and Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills!

In addition to the Shaving Cream below is a list of Stampin’Up! products Donna used to make her card.

Scroll down to the end for more Ink Refill Color Combinations.
Product List


These color combinations can be found in the Annual Catalog beginning on page 172 with the Designer Series Papers.

Affectionately Yours Color Combination

This Christmas Color Combination

Note: Since there is no Very Vanilla Ink Refill you will need to use Very Vanilla card stock instead of Whisper White.

Moroccan Color Combination

Note: Since there is no Very Vanilla Ink Refill you will need to use Very Vanilla card stock instead of Whisper White.

Fruit Stand Color Combination

Blooms & Bliss Color Combination

Festive Birthday Color Combination

By the Shore Color Combination

A Little Foxy Color Combination

Serene Scenery Color Combination

Playful Palette Color Combination

Napkins that Sparkle & Shine

You will never look at napkins the same way after learning how to use them for card making. In my recent Technique Class I showed my awesome stampers two Napkin Techniques. I’m going to share one of those techniques in my blog today, I call it the Napkin Glitter Technique!

I picked up a pack of Easter napkins at a local store for a couple of dollars and made these beautiful cards, click and zoom in so that you can see the sparkle!

This technique is not difficult but there is a process in order to get it right. Take a look at the video below and see how it’s done.

Product List

Videos Are Coming!

It’s been quite a few months since my last video and I’m back! Well, almost back…I’m recording a video today and will edit and post soon. I plan to record one at least every two weeks. Hold me to it my faithful stampers. If I start to slack on posting, the first one to mention it on a comment will receive a gift me. You can help to keep me on track.

 

10 Years of Joy!

I just received this letter in the mail and it’s hard to believe that 10 years have flown by so fast. I can’t wait to add the pin to my lanyard and display it at the upcoming Stampin’Up! OnStage event in Savannah.

I became a Stampin’Up! demonstrator because I was attracted to the discounts and 10 years later it’s been an adventure! I immediately started thinking on how Stampin’Up! has impacted my life during these past 10 years and here’s my list…

  1. Lifelong friendships: I’ve met so many new friends that have enriched my life. A few of us have formed such strong bonds that it’s hard to imagine not ever meeting them.
  2. Creative outlet: I have occasionally considered myself a creative person or wannbe creative person. It wasn’t until I started making cards with Stampin’Up! products that I unleashed my creative side!
  3. Self-confidence: I was never a shy person to begin with, but with Stampin’Up!, I’ve had the self-confidence to share my thoughts and creativity.
  4. Leadership: I’ve learned with Stampin’Up! that I could motivate and inspire people to engage with their vision and unleash their own creative side. We all have one and it is always a pleasure to help others find their’s.
  5. Fun and Joy: It’s so much fun to create something for someone and see the look on their face when they realize it was made especially for them. Stamping and creating has many rewards and I’m happy and blessed that I found Stampin’Up! to help me find new friends, a creative outlet, a sense of accomplishment and much more.

I’m looking forward to many more years as a Stampin’Up! demonstrator and can’t wait to meet all the new friends I will make along the way!

And It’s a Boy!!!

Some of you might remember last year around this time I was working on projects for the my God-daughter/niece’s wedding. I’m thrilled to announce that she is going have a baby in September. Recently we my family gathered for a gender reveal celebration and we were all happy to learn that it is a boy!

I had the honor of being the very first to know the gender since I had to prep the canvas and fill the balloon with colored water. Thank goodness they handed me the envelope only a couple of hours before, the knowledge would have been so tempting to share!


You can see the emotion on my sister’s face to learn she’s going to be a grandmother to a boy! We all shed a few tears of joy.

Congratulations to Alexandra and Brandon and their baby boy!

My sister and I have been pinning so many things on Pinterest as we get ready for the baby shower…and she’s due in September!

Anniversaries…

I have two special anniversaries coming up, my wedding anniversary to the Best Husband Ever and the 2nd anniversary of my Oviedo Mall Stampers Class. 

While I was designing cards for my class my husband sent up a glass of wine with my son. 

Meanwhile he was downstairs preparing a delicious dinner. Best Husband Ever!

On April 1st my friend Deb and I will celebrate our 2nd Oviedo Mall Stampers Anniversary. We’re excited to welcome everyone and will enjoy giving away gifts to our stampers.

Anniversaries are great!

Paper Pumpkin’s Bunny March!

Our Paper Pumpkin Bunny Buddies are bursting onto the scene just in time for spring! Every March kit comes with nine bunny cards and bags. Watch their personalities emerge as you customize each one with a face, ears, accessories, and a pompom cottontail. They are simply “ear”-resistible!

Reverse Words Going Forward!

Go forward and earn your free Reverse Word Stamp Set when you place a minimum order of $50. This stamp set was recently added to the Sale-A-Bration free products available until March 31st.

Take a look at Andrea while she demonstrates what makes this stamp set so COOL.

Contact me or place your order on my Online store.

Inspired March Cards

I host 3 regular monthly classes and sometimes I just need help to come up with new ideas. There are times when I think the ideas are great as is and why change a good thing? For my monthly Oviedo Mall cards I copied two cards from a couple of talented stampers.

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This card was inspired by Lynn Starl, you can see her original post HERE.

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The above card was inspired by Tana Boser, one of our 2017 Artisan Designers. You can see her original card HERE.

My stampers loved these cards and I’m glad I found them!

It’s Been 18 Years!

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My baby boy is not a baby anymore, he recently turned 18 and we celebrated with a few family members. I got nostalgic and started going through previous birthday photos and wow, what a difference…he’s turned into this bearded young man!

Join me down memory lane as I reminisce on the little boy I once had.

Happy 18th Birthday Jared!