Saturday, December 30, 2017

Coffee Cafe

I am having fun experimenting with these thinlits.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Other side of Craft Room

This is the other side of my newly organized room.  I pushed things around until I had room for a bigger table and to be able to put it under the good light in my room.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Reorganizing craft room!

I had reorganized once but it didn’t work so did it again and I am liking my new arrangement!  This is where I used to have my inks.  I put my Big Shot here and the drawers now hold the platforms and plates.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Wedding Card

I was asked to make a bigger wedding card for a friend and she wanted some specific things on it so I used some of my retired Stampin’ Up products and made this card.  I have used these smaller letters in a lot of projects and glad I kept them.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Watercolour Christmas

When you need to make a lot of cards in a short time a kit is the way to go!  This is a lovely kit!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Gifts for Lovely singers

I so loved working with the children in our church teaching them some songs and they were so awesome.  I wanted to make them each a little something and thought they would love these little boxes.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Onstage Application Projects

I made the scrapbook page for my grandson using Let the Good Times Roll bundle along with the Birthday Delivery Bundle.   It is the first time I have used either of those bundles.  I love the little roller coaster cars.
The next two projects I made for Christmas for little gifts for my friends.  The Be Merry DSP  patterns are great for making pretty panels.   The Bright Quilted Christmas Paper lent itself to work nicely with the patterns on the candles.

The next three cards were great fun as I got to order the products early as a demonstrator.  The first two cards feature a stamp set and thinlits from our Sale-a-Bration catalogue as well as some washi tape and the Lovely Words Thinlits.

This last card is my favourite!  The Hedgehug stamp set has so many cute critters and who doesn’t love using Lemon Lime Twist.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Star Light Star Bright

I wanted to try my embossing paste so I got out my retired star stencil.  You just put it on and put glitter on it while wet.  Then you heat it with your embossing gun.  I liked the effect.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Chocolate Surprises!

I saw these on Pinterest and  wanted to try them.  Any way to get a Ferrerro is marvelous!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Sketch Challenge

We have a wonderful group of demonstrators called West Coast Creators led by Angela McKay.  We have a challenge every two Wednesdays but support each other throughout the week.  This week was a sketch.  If you are ever stuck on making a card it is helpful to look for a sketch and go from there.I have used the Musical Instruments Thinlits and the sentiment is from Musical Seasons.  

Gift card Holder

I had an order for twenty of these cute little coffee gift cup holders so I was quite delighted.  A business man came to our store where we have a little display shown below.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Decorated Boxes

I made a little video for these boxes so just thought I would post the finished product.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Flourishing Artists

This is the first card we did in my newly organized space.  I made the card on the bottom because my friend liked Navy and then her friend added the dots on the top and I thought it was really neat!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Rearranged Craft Room

I am taking a class on how to do better classes and was inspired to make my craft room  better for friends and classes to use all my craft stuff.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


We made these lovely tags at my uplines house today.  As a demonstrator we get to go to extra meetings and learn and craft together. We made these tags designed by Rhonda Wade and I am going to offer to send out a package of the four tags to you to make along with the PDF  of instructions with any order placed tomorrow on free shipping day.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Free Shipping!!

There is free shipping all day Monday!  This is the time to order and get the things you want without the shipping cost.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Washi Christmas

I was trying to take a friend’s design and make it mine.  I am not totally happy with it but liked trying a Christmas card with washi tape.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

O Christmas Tree

This was such a great Paper Pumpkin kit!   I am cleaning up my desk to make way for new projects and finished my last month’s PPkit so I can pull out this month and finish my stockings.  I added a few trees to these and liked the effect!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Latte Christmas Thanks

I had to try these.  I have seen so many on Pinterest.  You can put a coffee gift card behind the cup so these make the perfect gift for a teacher, colleague or friend.  

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!

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.