Sunday, 26 June 2016

Happy Summer!

Hi Friends. I just wanted to do a quick post to let you know I'll be taking a little hiatus from my blog for the next 2 to 3 weeks. I've just sold my house and am now in the process of moving. As soon as I get settled again I'll be back with more projects and videos to share with you. I will still be checking my emails and online orders can be placed via my website here. I just won't have time for blogging and making videos for a bit.  As always, I appreciate YOU, my readers, youtube subscribers, and customers - you're all the BEST!  Enjoy the sunshine and summer days!


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Monday, 20 June 2016

Pop of Pink Quick Card Using Leftover Scraps!

Do you find that the leftovers from a delicious meal are sometimes even better the second time around? I know I do and that's pretty much how I feel about the technique I'm about to share with you! I have demonstrated today's card at my monthly stamp clubs, but I haven't done a video of this technique until today. If you are like me and have a hard time throwing out any bit of scrap/left over pieces of designer series paper and card stock, then you're going to LOVE this technique.  Come to think of it, I don't even really have a proper name for it. Hmmmm. Let's call it "Scraps Background". There. Nothing Fancy. But you'll get the point! So grab your strips of leftover papers, some glue and some cardstock for the base, and give this "Scraps Background" a whirl - it's addicting and only limited to your imagination!

Whisper White Card Base: 11" x 4 1/4" (folded in half makes a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4" card)
Whisper White Layer: 3 3/4" x 5"
Basic Black Layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Scrap pieces of whisper white and basic black card stock for sentiment with Layering Squares and Sweet and Sassy Framelits.

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It's been so hot here in Nova Scotia the last couple of days - FINALLY! I love it and it sure beats all the rain we've been having.  Summer is indeed finally here (Spring was an odd one this year, that's for sure). So on that note, I'm grabbing my hounds and heading outdoors to enjoy some fresh air and Mother Nature!

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Monday, 13 June 2016

Blooming Swirly Bird Birthday Card

Hi Friends!  Today's card features two fabulous stamp sets - one new one, "Swirly Birds" and one that's been around for a bit, "Flower Patch". I love how these two sets work together for today's quick and easy birthday card.

·       Stamp SetsSwirly Bird - #141581, Flower Patch - #134207
·       Cardstock – Crumb Cake - #120953, Whisper White - #100730
·       Ink Pads – Flirty Flamingo - #141397, Cucumber Crush - #138324, Black Memento - #132708, So Saffron - #126957
·       Punches – 1 ¼” circle -  #119861, 1 ¾ “ circle – 119860, ¾” circle - #119873
·       Misc - Stampin’ Dimensionals - #104430, Linen Thread - #104199, Rhinestones - #119246, Mini Glue Dots - #103683, Multipurpose Liquid Glue - #110755
·       Crumb Cake Card Base 4 ¼ “ x 11”
·       Whisper White 4” x 2 ½ “ plus scrap pieces

  1. Score Crumb Cake card stock at 4 ¼” and fold. 
  2. Use Memento ink to stamp sentiment from “Flower Patch” on lower bottom of 4 x 2 ½ “ piece of Whisper White card stock. 
  3. Clean sentiment and ink again, using Flirty Flamingo, and stamp onto scrap piece of Whisper White card stock. Trim out the word “Blooming” and adhere on top of sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals, as shown in photo. 
  4. Ink up stem and leaf image from “Flower Patch” using Cucumber Crush and stamp above sentiment. 
  5. On scrap piece of Whisper White ink up solid circle stamp from “Swirly Birds” with So Saffron and stamp three circles. 
  6. Ink swirly line stamp with Flirty Flamingo and stamp over the three yellow circles. 
  7. Punch each circle out using the circle punches so that you have one in each size. 
  8. Mist the circles lightly with water, scrunch up then open and set aside to dry. 
  9. Adhere Whisper White piece to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
  10. Glue circles onto card using Multipurpose glue, layering from largest to smallest. 
  11. Put a large Rhinestone in centre of flower. 
  12. Tie a bow with linen thread and adhere to stem using a glue dot.

  All orders placed through my online store will also receive 12 free step-by-step tutorials! Make sure to use this month's Host Code: BNB3XJST before you submit your online order. If your order is over $200 (before tax and shipping) do NOT use this code to ensure that you receive your host benefits. I will still email your tutorials straight to your inbox - I know you're going to love them!

I couldn't resist sharing a cute photo I just took, of my cat:

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Ever since he was a kitten (he's 9 now) he would curl up on my desk, in front of the keyboard, while I work. Suffice to say, he's a LOT bigger now and it's a real challenge to type my blog posts, as well as do all my other computer work, but he's just too darn sweet to move onto the floor. So with his back paw on my one arm and his front paw on my hand, I am typing most of this with one finger. Yeesh. Fortunately, I can slide his whole body off the side so that I can be more productive, with the sound of him purring away. Ahhh, the joys of working from home!

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit Only $7!

Hi Friends! Stampin' Up! has an AMAZING offer that you won't want to miss! Starting at 5:00 PM (MT) on Thursday, June 9, you can get your first Paper Pumpkin kit for only $7 CAD. Check out this video:

Once the sale starts tomorrow, just click HERE to get your kit, then make sure to enter me (Tina Zinck) as your demonstrator and don't forget the promo code: ONEDAYDEAL 

  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

If you're not sure what Paper Pumpkin is, it's a fabulous kit that comes right to your door, ready for you to stamp and assemble - a little creative escape for YOU!   

Here are some of our past month's kits, to give you an idea:

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!
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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Oh Happy Day! The New Catalogue is Here!

The new annual catalogue from Stampin' Up! is officially live and it is absolutely awesome!
Qualifying orders will receive BONUS REWARDS this month too!
Promotion Period: June 1-30, 2016
  • Deadline for Phone orders: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT).
  • Deadline for OEX/Online orders: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT).

  • Online orders/hosts who have qualifying events with $400 CAD or more in sales during the promotion period will receive $40 CAD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order. 
  • Customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Qualifying orders must qualify with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.

 All orders placed through my online store will also receive free step-by-step tutorials! Just make sure to click the box that allows me to contact you prior to submitting your order so that I have your email address.


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