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Stampin’ Up! Simply Pressed Clay


I am case-ing! (To CASE: Copy And Share Everything)

I ordered the Simply Pressed clay, unfortunately it was back-ordered and I’ve been waiting (somewhat) patiently for it to arrive.

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Yesterday was the day I came home to find it sitting, waiting for me on my doorstep!!! Woohoo! And now — I can play with it!

Just add a drop of ink and knead into white clay to create any colour you like.

I wanted to show you some of the ways you can customize the clay using brads and glitter and of course the molds (which my sister has generously lent me until I order my own set) — thank you, Sis!! 😀

From the blog of a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Please take a moment to click on the image and visit her site.

Hopefully this image will spark your own creativity when you’re using the clay — I know my creativity has been sparked 🙂


2013-2014 Annual Stampin’ Up! New Catalogue Bundles


There are 10 Bundles in the new catalogue. Here is a list of them complete with page numbers ….


Please note the products are not being shown at actual size.  See annual catalogue for correct sizing.

Chalk Talk Bundle –page 12

Buy the Chalk Talk stamp set and coordinating Chalk Talk Framelits dies (p. 187) at a 15% discount

$53.50 -132731 wood – mount Bundle

$45.75 – 132730 Clear – mount Bundle

Label Love Bundle – page 33

Buy the Label Love Stamp Set and coordinating Artisan Label Punch (p. 181) together at a 15% discount.

$44.95-132723 Wood – Mount Bundle

$37.25-132722 Clear – Mount Bundle

Wildflower Meadow Bundle page 83

Buy the Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp and coordinating Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder (p. 191) together at a 15% discount.

$26.95-132735 Wood – Mount Bundle

$22.75-132985 Clear – Mount Bundle

Flower Shop Bundle page 94

Buy the Flower Shop Stamp Set and coordinating  Pansy Punch (p. 183) together at a 15% discount.

$43.95-132727 Wood – Mount Bundle

$37.25-132726 Clear – Mount Bundle

Backyard Basics – page 79

Buy the Backyard Basics Stamp Set and coordinating

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies (p. 187) together at a 15% discount.

$52.50-132729 Wood – Mount Bundle

$44.95-132728 Clear – Mount Bundle

Mosaic Madness Bundle – page 123

Buy the Mosaic Madness Stamp Set and coordinating Mosaic Punch (p. 180) together at a 15% discount.

$46.50-132734 Wood – Mount Bundle

$37.95-132733 Clear – Mount Bundle

Beautifully Baroque Bundle – page 113

Buy the Beautifully Baroque Stamp and coordinating Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (p. 191) together at a 15% discount.

$23.75 132732

Six-Sided Sampler Bundle – page 125

Buy the Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and coordinating Hexagon Punch (p. 180) together at a 15% discount.

$46.50 -132725 Wood – Mount Bundle

$37.95 -132724 Clear – Mount Bundle

Tag a Bag Bundle – page 158

$12.50 131371 – Bags and accessories in a bundle for 15% savings!

Tag a Box Bundle – page 158

$15.95 131372 – Boxes and accessories in a bundle for 15% savings!


Embossed Antique Brads


This is super cool!!!!

This is one of those techniques where you think, of course! I should have thought of that! lol It wasn’t me though, it was a fellow demonstrator, Di Gibbs, who I believe originally shared this technique, and Patty’s Stamping Spot blog where I came across the pictures and directions.  I had to share the post immediately! I hope you enjoy

I hope you’ll take a moment to visit Patty’s blog at:


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How may times have you thought about using the Antique Brads (#117273) but then decided not to use them because it wasn’t quite the right color!?  WELL.. problem solved.. emboss it with ANY color embossing powder to customize it for your project!

How to Emboss your Antique Brads:

Embossed antique brads step 1

Embossed antique brads step 2

Embossed antique brads step 3

Embossed antique brads step 4


Embossed antique brads supplies

Versamark ink pad, #102283

Antique Brads, #117273

Heat Tool #129053

Your choice of Embossing Powder:

Pool Party Embossing Powder #129398

Cherry Cobbler #122949

Melon Mambo, #123223

Basic Black, #109133

Gold, #109129

Pewter, #124114

Silver, #109131

Tangerine Tango, #123106

Tempting Turquoise, #122950

White, #109132

Wild Wasabi, #123224

Mother’s Day Triple Layer Card


Hello everyone 🙂 Today has been a really wonderful day.  I wanted to take a moment and share the triple layer card I made from the technique video I shared a few weeks ago.   I made this card for my mum and she loved it 😀

For convenience the card layer dimensions are 3 squares comprising of 1 of each: 2″ square; 3″ square; and 4″ square.  In addition, you’ll need 3 squares of cardstock to act as the mat between each layer of white cardstock.  Mat dimensions are: 1 of each: 2 1/8″ square; 3 1/8″ square; and 4 1/8″ square.  Finally, the card base I used for this card was 5″ squared.


The technique video for this card can be found HERE (will open in new window) and the PDF download file of the tutorial from SplitCoastStampers is available when you click triple stamping.

The focal stamp on this card lends itself to blending and watercolour (or in this example.. the illusion of watercolour! lol)  I think it turned out quite well.  The small salutation was punched with the Petite Curly Label punch, the background using the decorative Label punch.  I punched the shape down several times until it was sized just right — both available from Stampin’ Up!

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The butterfly I made for this card is “case”’d from my daughter, Shannon.  On the card she made for me, Shannon scored in 1/8″ intervals vertically across the butterfly punched, this makes the perfectly curved wings.  Shannon then attached it to another punched butterfly with a glue dot to create a beautifully dimensioned embellishment.  From there I added a little ribbon and some bling 🙂 viola!

Image 1The recipe:

  • Stamp set: Elements of Style; Builder Wheel, Travel Journal
  • Ink: Regal collection: Elegant Eggplant
  • Markers: Regal collection: Perfect Plum; Subtles collection
  • Card stock: Whisper White; Elegant Eggplant
  • Punches: Petite Curly Label; Decorative Label
  • Embellishments: 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Perfect Plum; Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Other: Blender pens
  • Adhesive: Dimensionals; SNAIL adhesive; mini glue dots


Oh, Happy Day!


Boutiques Boxes

Another little creation I made over the weekend.

Good morning 🙂

I have the Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit.  It comes with 8 little boxes — perfectly sized for gift cards.  Don’t you just love little boxes??  It’s easier if I just include the picture:

Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit
129306 $9.95CDN

So this is the kit and it’s less than $10!  Crazy right?  It not only includes the adorable little boxes (8 of them! I mentioned that, right? lol) it also includes little note cards and a sheet of diecut shapes!  Now my personality is more of the: Do the kit exactly as outlined and don’t deviate from the instructions no matter what!  But… I’m 40 now *Gasp!* (I wrote that fast so I didn’t think about it for too long) and following the rules doesn’t have the same appeal anymore — midlife crisis?  or maybe I’m finally loosening up?  I’m getting off topic here..  Focus, fooocccus!

Ok, so I had the corners from my explosion box and decided to “wrap” one corner of the box, I added a butterfly using the butterfly punch (no kidding!)  Decorative label punch for the label and overlay.

And then I got out my Fancy Friends Kit.. and here it is (cute, “eh!”?):

Fancy Friends Kit
132319 $17.95CDN

I stamped the overlay using the ink spots (daffodil delight & old olive) that come with the kit (Fancy Friends, not Boutique Boxes) and I used the little flowers and the bling — gotta have bling!  The stamps come from a limited edition Sale-A-Bration stamp set called, Bloomin’ Marvelous.

Which reminds me.. Sale-A-Bration is ending on the 22nd!! less than 2 weeks until it’s over for another year.  Get your orders in soon so you can benefit from free stuff!!  That’s FREE stuff people.. FREE — Hmm.. have I mentioned you get FREE STUFF when you order before the 22nd (and spend at least $60) — still FREE stuff! OK — I’m hopping off my soap-box!

Have a super week!