Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Bubblegum Fun!

Good Morning!!

I have another Gumball Greeting share for you today!!!

I just LOVE this delicious stamp and die set and "chews" to use it often!!!

I thought it would make an awesome easel card and am super excited at how it turned out!!!

I got the instructions to make the card over on Splitcoaststampers

If you look closely on the panel, you can see where i used the small gumball image to create a pattern on the Melon Mambo panel. I just wanted to have that little extra bit of texture.

How fun are these little gumballs and the machine??

Sooo darmed cute!!! I love how the square panel embosses as it cuts.
Do you see the little "gumballs" I added at the bottom of the card?

If you notice inside of the "bowl" I  added some sponging to give it more depth.

I added another layer and stamped the sentiment on the back of the easel portion of the card, allowing to write a nice message to the recipient of the card. 

I added some Gingham Ribbon and cut a small tag from the Many Message die to add just a little interest to the card. Sometimes the little touches can make the difference between a nice card and something a little more magnificent!!!!

I'm thinking this set would make for a fun class! 
What do you think?

Did you know you save 10% when purchasing bundles?
It's a great savings and I enjoy having the sets and matching dies.

I can't wait to create some more fun projects with Gumball Greetings!!!

Supply List:

Hope you enjoyed this fun card!

See you soon with more Papery Goodness~~



Monday, January 10, 2022

In the Moment

Good Morning!

I hope you all had an AHMAZING weekend!!!

It was just a dirty weekend here; freezing rain, damp and COLD....BRRRRR

So, it was a great opportunity to work on some projects and get some things done around the house!!!

I did also enjoy some reading and being curled up and cozy with a cup of tea in front of the fire!

It kind of looked like this, but without the Christmas Tree, as I had taken it down last week!

My little Sydney doesn't venture too far away from me and since it was so icy and we weren't going to risk breaking a limb, we had some indoor play with me running around after her and her little dragon!

Sometimes the most productive thing to do IS relax!!! and so I did!!!

I absolutely LOVE this style of illustration and these sets Stampin Up! has been carrying over the years and I still have my original sets that are mounted on wood!

Remember those days when your stamp collection took up major space. because of the wood blocks?

I love how they are on Cling Mount now and so you can get so MANY MORE!!! into your cupboard!

For this card,  I coloured the image using alcohol ink markers. I have ordered some Stamping Blends, but they hadn't arrived when I made this card.

In addition to the In the Moment Stamp Set

I also used the little Splatter from the Friendly Hello SAB set to add a little more depth to the image.

I also used

and of course, the In the moment stamp set

Don't forget it's Sale-A-Bration Time!

When you purchase $60.00 in items, you get to choose from a plethora of fun items!

When you purchase $120.00 there are some more fun products you can also choose from, like the Friendly Hello Bundle that includes this gorgeous Stamp Set and beautiful Designer Paper

You can shop the new Mini Catalogue HERE

Here's the link for the SAB Catalogue to get your free goodies!!

There are so many pretty things to create with the new items!!!

Have a wonderful day and if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me!!

XX's & Oh's



Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Today's the Day!

Good Morning!!!

So excited today's the day the Stampin' Up!  January to June 2022 Catalogue goes LIVE!!!

Oh my goodness, I'm sure you've seen a lot of sneak peeks here and there, but to see it all in one place is amazing!

If you're in Canada and not working with another Demonstrator, I would be please to mail you out a hard copy of the catalogue. Although I do most of my reading online these days, I do enjoy having a hard copy of the catalogue to flip through (over and over and and to also mark off the things i've purchased. 

Feel free to email me at or contact me on FB via my 

You can also find the Catalogue online on my  Stampin' Up! Business Page

I had so much fun creating this whimsical 5" x 7" Calendar Page using the sweet Hello Ladybug bundle.
I can see a lot of potential with the set and have several makes to share with you over the next little while.

I love all the cute little tidbits in the set, like the cluster of flower, the tiny dots and even the tiny star sun shaped stamp (the little circle with the jagged edges....i wasn't sure what to call it, so it kinda reminds me of a sun!) These little stamps allowed me to make a cute little background on the bottom of the Calendar!

Do you like the pretty designer paper on the top half of the calendar?

If you do, that's awesome as it is also 


If you're unsure of what Sale-a-Bration is, it's Stampin' Up's bonus buy incentive program.
With each $60.00 purchase, you can choose some awesome items for free. This time, they are offering some super cute stamp sets and designer paper. 

Some items are available for each $60 purchase at Level 1. Level 2 items are available with a $120.00 purchase. The Designer Paper I used comes in the Friendly Hello Level 2 stamp set and 12x12 Designer Paper pack! I can add the links in later today, once the catalogue is actually online.

I had the little Calendar in my crafting stash and thought I'd better get on to making something before the year was out. I'm right on track with this for a change!!!!  I figure I can look at these sweet little lady bugs year round.  Ladybugs actually have a special meaning for me, but I'll save that tale for another time. 

I hope to get some videos up and running for you soon. I'm just getting reorganized and reacquainted with the products and taking inventory of what I have on hand and what I need. 

I used the following supplies to make the card

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me.
It would be my pleasure to help!

Xx's & Oh's



Sunday, January 2, 2022

New Year- New Venture!

Good Morning!!!

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday and Christmas, if you celebrate!!!

I believe 2022 is going to be an EXCEPTIONAL year!!!

It's been a rough go for the last couple of years, but I truly believe things will turn around in 2022~

Although things have been tough, the situation and limitations as a result of the Covid crisis allowed me to make some positive lifestyle changes, such as reconnecting with nature and my level of health and fitness. I found myself outdoors a LOT more and truly developed a passion for Kayaking and Hiking!!!

Not only was I able to take an inventory of my activity level, I was also faced with a decision to retire or not. I've decided to continue to work for now, but also was considering what I will do to supplement my pension so that I can do some travelling when the world opens up!!!

With that, I have made a decision to return to my roots with regard to paper crafting and focus on building a small business as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

My passion for Card Making and Scrapbooking thrived way back in the early 2000's when a friend brought some Stampin' Up! Stamps into work. I have to admit, I was quickly hooked and developed a passion for the high quality products and the ability to coordinate papers, colouring tools, stamps, sentiments in a quick and easy manner..... I'm thinking it was around 2000 as I recall my now 25 year old son Jon crawling under the table when I was holding classes!!!! 

THAT will certainly be frowned upon now!!!! ...although I'm sure he has other interests to occupy his time these days!!!

I'm totally excited to provide live classes as well as opportunities for virtual classes and workshops to those who live in Canada!

Please follow my blog to keep on top of what's happening and if you're so inclined, I would love you to like and share my business page with your friends!

You can find it HERE

I'm SOOOOO excited to share this new card with you.

The stamps and accessories for this card can be found in the January-June 2022 mini catalogue, which can't be accessed until January 4th,  but I'm allowed to share my creations with you and will update the links after the 4th!

Here's a closer view!!!

How about those cool globes and gumballs??

I just love interactive cards and this Stamp and Die Bundle, make it so easy to create the cards!!!

I can share the papers and inks, I used for the card, which include

I like to use Basic White THICK for my card bases

I used 

Basic Black Ink
 as well as 

I used the following accessories:

One of the newer trends I'm seeing is to decorate the inside of your cards and why not?

To really personalize and make your cards super fun, this is the way to go.....

You can even coordinate your envies, which just give it that little extra bit of oomph!!!

So what can you expect of me?

Starting on my Business Page, I intend to go live during the week to share some tutorials and connect with the people who are interested in my page.

Starting in Februrary, I plan to offer class kits and projects 

I'm still working out details for incentives for those who support my small business/

If you are still here and reading....

Thank you,

Thank YOU


As a small token of my appreciation, I am going to send this card to someone who leaves a comment here on this post!!! Be sure to share with your friends so they also have the opportunity to win!!!

I will announce the winner on the 15th of January!

 Comments added prior to January 24th at 8:00 p.m. will be considered!!!

If you are in Canada, you can visit and shop my website HERE- 

XX's & Oh's



Wednesday, December 29, 2021

A Fond Farewell to Impression Obsession

Good Morning!!!

Hope you all enjoyed an AMAZING holiday with family and friends~

It was pretty quiet here, given the COVID numbers in Kingston have been outta this world!!!
After having been exposed in early December  and as a result having to isolate and have what felt like my brain poked, thankfully I was okay! 

That being said, I have laid low ever since, limiting my contact with others!!! 

We've had our boosters here, but still trying to be careful.

I know you've likely noticed my blog has been pretty scarce in the last year and moreso in the last few months. Things have shifted a bit for me in terms of my health and wellness and my focus has been improving my fitness level. This means i've had less time to craft.

As you know, I've had the privilege to be a part of many amazing design teams over the last 13 years. 
I've met so many wonderful people that I would never have met if not for this wonderful hobby~~

I was afforded the wonderful opportunity to design for Impression Obsession Several years ago and cannot say enough about Mitra and Impression Obsession. It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with her and design with their amazing stamps!!!

All good things must come to an end and with that, I would like to thank Mitra for having me on the team for so many years!!! 

You can find this delicious Rainbow Stamp HERE

Thanks to all of  you who have followed my blog for many years!!!

Things will be shifting a bit for me in that I will be coming back full circle to the place that was my foundation for my stamping journey!!!

Stay tuned!!!

XX's & Oh's



Tuesday, November 2, 2021

IO Stamps November Release Day 2

Welcome to Day two of the Impression Obsession Fall Release Celebration!

We have some amazing stamps releasing this month, including the ones I used for today's cards.

These little art stamps are perfect to compliment mixed media backgrounds

For my second card I created a funky background using an ink and stencils and then dressed it up with the Snowy Mountain Stamp and the bears from the Mini Woodland Animal Clear Stamp set. 

Be sure to visit all the blogs and leave comments as we will be giving away some gift certificates!

You can get the Full Details on the Impression Obsession Blog

YOu can find the new stamps HERE


Happy Stamping and Good Luck!


Monday, November 1, 2021

Impression Obsession November Release Celebration

Welcome to the Impression Obsession November 2021 Release Celebration!
Each day (November 1st& 2nd) you can find a list of participants on the Impression Obsession Blog (link to blog). We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession $25 gift certificates for the event - so the more you comment through our Release Celebration the more chances to win!

For my first card, I used the sweet little Doodle Diva Stamp to compliment a Distress Oxide background I created.

This card features the LOVE SHACK

It's a little old place where we can get together {Grin}

I added the Life is Lovely Sentiment

All comments for each of the event days will be open until Tuesday November 9th at 8pm CT All winners will be announced on Wednesday Nov 10th on the Impression Obsession Blog.

The new stamps are available now! You can find them all HERE

Dina Kowal
Giovana Smith
Ilina Crouse
Jeanne Streiff
Kia Gibson Clapper
Laura Fulcher
Laura Williams
Lee Ann Barrett
Vicki Garrett
Angela Bode
Anna Wight