Friday, November 17, 2017

Reindeer Tags

I am enjoying using these little pizza boxes - so easy to make tags to go in them.  Isn’t this little guy sooo cute!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Christmas Gift tags

I am loving these little pizza boxes as they make it so easy to make a little gift.  I used my favourite ornament thinlits which I bought last year and used Paper I bought this year - be Merry DSP.  


Monday, November 13, 2017


This is amazing news.    My upline demonstrator actually helped design this new tool that Stampin Up will be releasing soon       We will be able to place a reservation on November 16.  I will be posting more as I have more information.   Here is a little demonstration of how it works.  Just click on this to see how it works!
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Still Quilting

I have always wanted to take a quilting course but for now will just have fun making these cards.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quilting Bee

When you use the double sided DSP in the suite you can do a lot of experimenting which is what I did.  I take a little kit of cards with me to our thrift store as it helps me sit for a bit so I don’t end up getting too tired.  These are fun to do.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Quilting for Christmas

I have started experimenting with this set of thinlits and the paper.  There are many possibilities with this set.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Eastern Medallion Poinsettia

I had to case this card from the moment I saw it as I thought it was a brilliant use of the Eastern Medallion thinlits for Christmas.  I got this idea from Patricia Cox-Charles.  It was also a great way to use up some retired twine I have had in my drawer.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Stampin’ Blends

I am enjoying these new blender markers from Stampin’ Up.   They are easier to open and close than the old ones.  The tips are also firmer and easier to colour with.  Any order of four or more of these markers with me will receive three cards from the Colour me Happy kit for you to make.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Video for Christmas boxes


Not perfect yet but getting better!  Just thought I would post a little video of the boxes I have been making 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Christmas Boxes

I like making different things for Christmas.  The DSP from the catalogue makes this easy.  You can put a gift card and chocolates into these little boxes.  I wanted to make some that would be ok for a guy.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Merry Patterns

Just experimenting with Merry Patterns!  I love this set because you stamp the outline and then fill it in with a second stamp.  This is the last few days you can get this stamp for free with a qualifying order.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Christmas Goodie Purse

Well, I tried my first Facebook live today and posted a video on how to make these little Christmas purses.  This is a great way to use up old or retired DSP and you can put a lot of different treats in here.  Head to my Facebook page Shanda’s Stamping Spot to see the video.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Merry Patterns

Good thing I have a techie daughter to figure out this new blog.   I think this card is too busy but I am still experimenting with this set.  

Monday, October 23, 2017

Merry Patterns

This is a lovely set which you can get with a qualifying order easiest done by having a workshop with friends.  This is my first card with this set and I am trying to make more simple cards.  

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Blend Markers

I am loving these markers.  I ordered the kit of cards that will be available as well on November 1 and it really is lively.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Therapy Kit

As a demonstrator we get to order things ahead of when they are released.  I took my little colouring kit to our thrift store and experimented with various colours.  My favourite colour was the Rich Raspberry.  Which one do you like?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Christmas PaperPumpkin

I found it so easy to put these cards together from the kit.  I do think the one on the left needs a little something but will work on that for next time!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Christmas PaperPumkinkit

I love opening my front door and finding these cute little kits outside.  I thought I would post a picture of everything you get inside.  Everything is included as you can see!  I sometimes do a little extra with what I have but you don't really need to.  I love the matching envelopes too!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Christmas Class

This is my first offering of a Christmas class.  You can choose the cards you like by number.  You can make four for $10-choose two designs to make two of each!  You can make 12 for $20- choose three designs and make four of each.   Just leave me a comment.    

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Musical Christmas

I am working on a Christmas class and was going to enter a challenge but was too late but like this card.  I stamped the bells with Bersemark making this card quite easy to make!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Bethlehem Thinlits

I loved this set of thinlits the minute I saw them in the catalogue.   I liked this idea from Cynthia Milan because it is simple and I have trouble doing simple cards.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Holly Experiments

I brought my Good Tidings stamp set with me to Saskatewan as I thought my friend might like to try it.  I liked it in Tranquil Tide and she liked it in Garden Green.  I haven't glued it together because I thought I might add some ribbon    I added a little piece I cut out on top of the Tranquil Tide and I liked that too!  Which colour do you like best?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Country Livin

I have been been wanting to try this technique for ages so my friend Shirley wanted to too so we visited Ann Craig's blog and she gave great instructions how to sponge colour on your embossing folder and then stamp the truck right onto the embossing folder and voila   It looks like it is sitting behind the trees.  We found the Black Archival ink worked the best to get a stronger image of the truck.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Crafting Friends

I am in Saskatchewan for Thanksgiving and my friend and I have been working on this design for a couple of hours.  Some days a card comes right together and other days it is like pulling teeth.  We were happy in the end.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Love Makingthese

I am having a class Monday night showing how to make this cute little post-it note holder.  I used the Delightful Daisy DSP on this box.  They are going to be on sale this month.  You buy three packages of DSP and get one free.  Any orders placed in the next two weeks can have a file with instructions to make this cute little box.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Coffee Tags

I found the basic design for these little coffee cups at www.cardsabdacuppa.blogspot.ca
I made these cute ones for Christmas to perhaps sell at a craft market.  If anyone places an order with me over the next month I will send you a PDF file with the instructions and measurements to make these cute little items.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LovetheCat Punch

A customer at our thrift store asked me today if I custom made cards and would I make her one with lime green, purple and black.  She also requested a raven and a cat to be on it.  What do you think?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Cards

I loved this month's Paper Pumpkin kit and decided to make a card using the gorgeous leaves they provided.  The sentiment comes from the Stamp Set Painted Harvest.  I thought it needed a little something when I was done so I embossed the front of the card using the folder Petal Burst.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Autumn PaperPumpkin

I got my kit today and started it right away.  Everything you need is all in the kit.   I just could pull it out and begin.  I loved all the leaves and stamping and will put little chocolates in the packages.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Latte Anyone

I loved this card when I saw it on Pinterest and had to CASE it.  I didn't put as much detail as Tammy Shala but loved the little cap made with vellum!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Purses Galore

I am building up my items I will sell at a craft Fair this Saturday.  I love all the new DSP in the new catty and I think these purses are really cute and easy to coordinate colours with.  I may get brace after my craft Fair and try a video so you can see how to make these!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Craft Fair

I am making these for a craft Fair I am doing next week.   I will fill them with chocolate or gift cards.  I used the fresh floral DSP and the Painted Autumn DSP.  I think I like the sunflowers with GArden Green.   I need to quickly make some more.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Bethlehem Night

This is my first design with this card.  I tried a cherry Cobbler overlay but did not like that colour combination.  Making simple cards is not my forte but it suited this set more!  I used sponge Saunders to create a background with Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight and Early Expresso at the bottom.  I am wondering if I should be embossing the sentiment.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Paper Pumpkin

I love getting this little orange box in the mail.  You can get 50%off right now for your September kit! By going to paperpumpkin.com and using the code HALFOFF0917.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Washi tape

Do you have a lot of old washi tape sitting in your craft area you have not used up?  Then this is the card for you!  The card on the lower right side is a direct case from Angela McKay and then I just started mixing and marching my older washi tape and voila!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Christmas

Here are three more cards for Carols of Christmas bundle.  You will want to have this set!   If you look through previous posts you can find more ideas.  If you order this bundle from me I will send you a PDF file of how to make these cards.  If you put in an order of $100 I will send you a kit to make four of these cards.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Finally Colouring

Well, I finally coloured in some of the flowers in this stamp set - Count My Blessings!  I really love this set😍. I cased this design from the new catalogue because it was so lovely 

Friday, August 25, 2017

CountmyBlessings

I am thinking this is a must have set from the new catty!  I didn't colour these flowers either and I like the simplicity of them.  I used some new washi tape and the copper foil paper.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Many Blessings

I loved the sentiment in this stamp set the moment I saw it!  The set is Count My Blessings and I can see a lot of cards coming from this!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Early Halloween

I am making this little Halloween treat bag   Using the Mini Treat bag thinlits.  I also used the bat and ghost from the Home Sweet Home thinlits.   I think this will hold a few nice treats for me to give out at Halloween.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Treat Bags

After I made the Mario exploding birthday box I altered the measurements to make these treat Bags for my grandsons birthday.  They are a little big but turned out well I think!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sport crafting

Every year at our sports camp I cook for about 140 with a marvellous crew of women and this year even the squirrels liked the pizza buns.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunflowers

I had made one of these flowers before but wanted to try again and made them simpler.  My sister loves them so I wanted to make her a nice card  and have been wanting to use my burlap background stamp.  I thought it looked lovely behind these flowers. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mario Birthday

A precious grandson turned five today and he lives Mario so I made him this Mario exploding box.  I found most of my inspiring pictures from Etsy so cannot credit anyone.  I just got out my punches and began!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gardening Crafts

Look at my tomato tree!  I have never seen them grow like this!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Christmas Fun

My fellow demonstrator Gillian Long showed us this design at our last Westcoast Creator meeting.  I didn't have the paper she used but used my new embossing folder on white and used my sponge beater.  I felt it needed a little something so added a tree.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Christmas Caseing

I saw these two cards being demonstrated by Angela McKay at our Westcoast Creators meeting.  They are so lovely I had to try them!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Smudge Queen

I bet I make more smudges on my cards than average.   These glitter enamel dots are a nice size for covering them I must say!  The basic layout of this card is from Ronda Wade but I didn't have the colours or stamp set so I used the Besutiful Bouquet set again 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet

This card was designed with colour and layout by Ronda Wade but I used the Besutiful Bouquet  set and it changes the design quite a bit.  I have been wanting to use this set for awhile.