Thursday, 14 August 2014

Reverse Masking

It's time for another weekly edition of my "Simple Sentiments Series".  Today card and video features the "Reverse Masking Technique".

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It's my birthday today and my hubby surprised me with lovely gifts, including some of  my favourite magazines from the UK.  So I'm going to make a cup of tea and settle into my comfy chair to enjoy them.


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Ribbon and Blendabilities

 Hello Passport Pals 
   Hope this find you well. 
Frenchie here to teach you all  how I color ribbon with blendabilites. How many time you are making a card and want to add ribbon but you don't have the color you wish to use. Well this technique will give you the choice of many color ribbon with only the White Organza ribbon and blendabilites. You can get 3 tone of color on your ribbon with one pack of blendabilites. You can see in the second picture it is the same pack of Coastal Cabana that I use to color my Organza ribbon and I have 2 different color one is like the coastal cabana and the other goes perfect with Bermuda Bay. It is very simple to color just use the brush tip and brush softly on the ribbon. I have a video HERE  to show more detail on how to color your ribbon. This card is very simple with Kinda Eclectic stamp set color of ink that I use is Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz and daffodil delight on whisper white card stock. 

Well my pals this is it for my share now make sure to visit my blog to see Tina lovely creation. CLICK HERE to view Tina creation.  

Till next time Happy Stampin' 

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Stamp and Share Event

Hi Friends! I've just returned home from this weekend's "Stamp and Share" event in New Brunswick.  What a GREAT time it was! The morning session was with my team of "Serene Stampers" demonstrators and we shared business ideas, class projects, card swaps and of course, stamped too! Then we enjoyed a potluck lunch and got ready for the afternoon session which was open to our friends and customers.  Donna Doiron demonstrated stamping on dominoes to make awesome magnets and then I demonstrated a technique I learned at Convention, as well as the make and take projects everyone would be making. Lots of prizes were given out too and tons of cards and projects were on display for inspiration.  All in all, it was a FABULOUS day and I can't wait for the next one in October!  Here are some photos from the event:

 Display boards with cards from Convention as well as lots of gift and home decor items using our new products, including Sneak Peeks from the Holiday Catalogue!

 Don and Vi DeBow, Donna Doiron and Lorene Johnson take a break after our potluck lunch and business session, before the doors open for the afternoon party!

 Make and Takes included a Christmas card and three cute tags using products from the Holiday catalogue.

 Getting lots of stamping ideas!

 Peggy gets ready to stamp some more projects!

 Everyone tries out the new Blendabilites markers - they were a hit!

 Samantha and Beth check out the Holiday Catalogue....they LOVE it all!

 Don at the Domino make and take station.

 Donna's stamped domino magnets were awesome!

 Sneak Peek - making tags with stamps coming out later this month.

 Karen won the 50/50 draw and got to choose $50 FREE Stampin' Up! product of her choice! Way to go, Karen - I know you'll enjoy your new goodies!

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Friday, 8 August 2014

Holiday Sneak Peek!

I'm heading to New Brunswick this weekend for my team's first ever Quarterly Team Meeting.  I'm so excited! We gather together every month to share ideas, business tips, stamp cute projects and reward and recognize for achievements. Since I moved to Nova Scotia and can no longer attend in person I added a Quarterly Meeting to our routine so that I can drive the 5 hours every three months and make it a full day event and see everyone! I LOVE the ladies in my "Serene Stampers" group - everyone has become such a dear friend to me.  I also have some gals in my groups who are demonstrators without an active upline (the person who signed them up) and I've adopted them into our group as "Honourary Serene Stampers"! The more the merrier, right? I adore these ladies too - they just mean the world to me.  I love how Stampin' Up! brings so many beautiful friendships into our lives - I've never seen anything like it.  If you're interested in being a part of my Serene Stampers community just click HERE to learn more and pop me an email.     

Back to tomorrow's event....The morning session will be for demonstrators for business and potluck.  Then we're opening up the afternoon portion for our friends and customers for demonstrations, make and take projects, display boards with cards from convention, prizes and more! It's going to be awesome and I can't wait! Here's a sneak peek of one the make and take cards everyone will be creating tomorrow, using a two new stamp sets from the Holiday catalogue which will be out later this month:
Supply List:

Christmas Bauble Stamp #133824 (available August 28/14)

Holiday Invitation Stamp Set #135074 (available August 2814)
Big Shot #113439
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335
Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder #129984
Coastal Cabana Blendabilites ASsortment #131000
Old Olive Blendabilites Assortment #130999
Heat Tool #129053
Versamark Ink Pad #102283
Gold Embossing Powder #109129
Metallic Bakers Twine Gold #132975
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Multipupose Liquid Glue #110755
Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861
1" Circle Punch #119868
Real Red Card Stock #102482
Brights Collection Markers #131259
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Marina Mist Card Stock #126962
Soft Sky Card Stock #131203

I'll have photos from tomorrow's event to share with you next week.  Until then, enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Simple Sentiment Series: Masking

Hi Friends!  It's time again for another basic technique in my "Simple Sentiments Series".  The technique I chose for today's card is one of the first techniques I learned when I started stamping.  It's called "Masking". This is such a neat technique and you can keep as simple or make it as fancy as you like and there are many different ways to mask.  Becuase I want to keep things easy in this series,  with the beginner stamper in mind, I decide to just show one of the basic ways of masking on today's card.  I'll show you some other ways to mask next week (this series runs every Thursday).
Inside of card.

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If you missed last week's "Simple Sentiment Series: One Layer Cards" click HERE.

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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