Salted Background Technique

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekly Deals - Nov 24 to 30, 2015

Here are today's Weekly Deals ....

The Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper is the MOST amazingly blingy paper of all time!  I use it all the time, and the bling stays on the paper, not on your paper cutter.

The Embellished ornaments stamp set, Berry Merry stamp set and Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack are from the current, but soon retiring, Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.  Imagine getting these great products on sale!  But only for this week.

CLICK HERE to go directly to my online store to order your very own!

Or EMAIL ME and I would be happy to place your order for you.

Here's the next card in the series I used in my October One Day Mini Stampin' Retreat ....

This card uses the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper behind the Red Foil and Old Olive ornaments.  Gotta love all that sparkle!

Hope you had a crafty day.  I spent all day cutting cardstock for upcoming classes.  Tonight I think I will do a bit of creating.

Happy Stampin'
Glenda Mollet

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Weekly Deals - Tues Nov 17 - Mon Nov 23, 2015

Here are this week's Weekly Deals .....

(click on the picture to go directly to my online store).
Stampin' Up! released the Retiring List for the 2015/16 Holiday Catalogue on Mon Nov 16th.  So many awesome products are going away.  

Here is the link to the Retiring List (click on the picture to go to the list). It will be updated each day as products become unavailable.  Everything, except stamp sets, are while supplies last only, so don't hesitate!
I created a list of items that will be returning in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue which will go live on January 5, 2016.  (this list is in Canadian pricing).

CLICK HERE to email me if you would like me to place an order for you.

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Friday, November 13, 2015

One Day Mini Stampin' Retreat - Christmas Edition - Card #4

Hello everyone.  I am back today with the fourth card we created at my recent One Day Mini Stampin' Retreat - Christmas Edition.

I just LOVE the Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper.  With a little bit of fussy cutting, you get an extra cute image that makes the most wonderful Christmas card ever!  Thank you Stampin' Up! for returning to traditional Christmas images!.

I will be MIA for a couple of days. A whole bunch of us are travelling to Edmonton, Alberta this weekend for the very first ever OnStage Local Event.  Stampin' Up! will no longer be having one convention a year.  They are now doing two each year, and they have gone global.  The main event will be in Brussels, Belgium and for those of us who can't afford that, they are doing local events (two in Canada).  Next week they will post it online for the rest of the demonstrators. 

What is so very, very exciting is that we will be getting our hands on the brand new Occasions Catalogue that will go live on January 5, 2016.  We get to physically touch, hold, drool over, and look at and we also get to pre-pre-order some amazing products.  There will also be new products that we will be get to touch and play with while we are in Edmonton.  We fly out this afternoon, and I am so excited!!!!  I will share what I can, when I can share it.  There are rules I must follow.

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals - Nov 10 - 16, 2015

Here are this week's Weekly Deals.

Click on the picture to go to my online store for more information, or to place an order.  If you do, please use the Host Code A77XVJ7U and I will send you one of my hand made cards complete with the recipe and instructions to make it.  Or, you are welcome to email me and I would be happy to place your order for you.

Please don't use the Host Code if your order is over $200 as you will qualify for your very own Host Rewards that you can use to select FREE Stampin' Up! products.

Also, Stampin' Up! released a new You Tube video today on how to make a flower using the Envelope Punch Board ....

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Monday, November 9, 2015

New Video - Alternate Uses for the Spider Web Doilies

The Spider Web Doilies is one of the most popular items in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  Here's a picture of them ....

They are so popular they have been back ordered since the catalogue went live.  I sure hope they are carried over into the Occasions Catalogue in January 2016!

Here's a video on some alternate ways to use them.  Did you know they are white on the back side and can be coloured with almost any medium you like?

 Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Friday, November 6, 2015

One Day Mini Stampin' Retreat - Christmas Edition - Card #3

Here's the third card we did at my recent One Day Mini Stampin' Retreat - Christmas Edition ....

We made the card candy part of this card at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  I made it into a full card when I got home. 

It was one of seven cards we made at the retreat and the ladies loved all of them! 
Thanks Stampin' Ladies!!

Have a crafty day
Glenda Mollet

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Stampin' Up! Video - Make A Notepad Cover

I just love making 3D items (these are anything but a card projects).  Stampin' Up! just shared this great video on making a cover for any notepad.

Wouldn't this be an awesome Christmas Gift for co-workers, teachers, organization members, etc?

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Weekly Deals and a great Video

Hello everyone!

Here are this week's Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!  They are good from today, Tues Nov 3, until Mon Nov 9th.  I will be placing an order on Fri Nov 6th at 6:00 pm if you would like me to order anything for you.

Alternatively, the Hostess Code for this week is Z4DZXV6R. You can also order directly online and use this Hostess Code to earn "Flowers" from me.  This is my Frequent Buyer Program.  You get one flower for every $50 you purchase (before shipping and taxes) and every 10 flowers gives you a $20 Voucher to use for products or classes.  Sorry, Canadian purchasers only, thank you.  If your order is over $200 please don't use this Hostess Code as you qualify for Hostess Rewards on your order.  Contact me if you have questions or need any help from me.
Click on the picture above to go directly to my online store for more info, or to place your order.

I have been asked quite a bit about how to get a nice clean stamped image with super inky new firm foam ink pads.  Today Amy Koenders posted this awesome video on how to fix this issue.  Here's her video ....

Thanks everyone, have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Monday, November 2, 2015

One Day Mini Stampin' Retreat - Christmas Edition Card #2

Well here we are back after the great Halloween fun.  Our local town, Port Alberni BC, has a steam train run by our local Historical Society.  During the summer it runs out to the local MacLeans Mill which is a steam mill and National Historic Site.  During the rest of the year, it makes various fun themed rides.  This past weekend it was the very first Halloween Train Ride out to the mill, then the kids got to trick or treat around the various buildings at the mill.  There was a Mummy, hot dogs, crafts and hay rides as well.

My hubby is a Fireman and Engineer on the steam train.  Below is a picture of him standing in the cab of the #7 they use for most of the runs.  Here is a link to the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society on face book.  I was lucky enough to ride on the train with our grandchildren and their parents.  It was an amazing afternoon.  The weather started out rainy, but then the sun came out and the kids had such a great time at the mill.  It is one of their very most favourite things in the world to do. Both of their Grampa's work on the train.  Lucky Kids!

Anyways, on to my card for today. This is the second card we made in my recent One Day Mini Stampin' Retreat - Christmas Edition ...

 I cased this card from Kim Van Dieppen.  This is such a cute card, and made even cuter by the use of the Stampin' Up! Home for Christmas designer series paper.  The deer and santas in this paper have to be some of the cutest designs I have ever seen on designer paper.

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Here's a picture of the best designer series paper out there right now (click on the picture to go to my online store to order some of your very own)!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Happy Hallowe'en everyone!  I hope you have a scary night.

Be careful driving as there will be lots of ghouls and gobblins on the roads tonight.

Here are a couple of Hallowe'en cards we did in recent classes ...

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Monday, October 26, 2015

One Day Stampin' Mini Retreat - Christmas Edition

I recently completed the latest One Day Mini Stampin' Retreat.  I do this twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.  The fall one is Christmas themed.  I will be sharing cards from the retreat over the next few posts.

Here is the first one we did - it uses the Embellished Ornaments stamp set and Delicate Ornament Dies.  These products can be purchased in a bundle and you save 15% off the retail price.

This card has lots and lots of bling on it.  As the saying goes, everything is better with bling!!

Have a crafty day
Glenda Mollet

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

New Stampin' Up! Video - Gift Bag Topper

Stampin' Up! has released a brand new video entitled Gift Bag Topper.

It uses the Gift Bag Punch Board to create a cute gift bag with a folded over topper.  Another great use for this versatile board.

Have a crafty day
Glenda Mollet

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Weekly Deals Oct 20-26, 2015, 15% Off Stamp Sale, Extra Hostess Rewards

Here are the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals for this week.  More great products on sale.

Stampin' Up! has a couple of awesome promotions right now.
First - 15% Off Stamp Sale - Available Mon Oct 19 to Fri Oct 23, 2015

15 percent off stamps 

Order any stamp set (excludes Host Only sets and bundles) and receive 15% off the listed price. How amazing is that.  It also includes stamps from the awesome Holiday Catalogue!!!

Second - Earn 3% more Host Rewards with a qualifying $400 order (Canadian) - Oct 9 to NOv 9, 2015
Instead of 12% Host Rewards you sill get 15%

Here is the link to my online store, or you can email me and I will be happy to place the order for you!

Have a crafty day.
Glenda Mollet

Monday, October 19, 2015

Jingle All The Way Bundle Christmas Card #3

In my classes, we usually make 3 different cards.  Participants can choose to make 3 cards (one of each) or 6 cards (two of each).  This is the third card in my Jingle All The Way Bundle Christmas Card Class ....

This one is also cased from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue (page 12).  During the classes I always encourage creativity and say that I provide the supplies and ideas.  What participants make with them is up to them.  Some of the ladies embossed the greeting in White Embossing Powder instead of gold.  It was awesome!

I cut small bits of Daffodil Delight cardstock to fit behind the windows in the village.  It just adds a bit of contrast.  The village is die cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and is so sparkly and blingy in real life.

The hardest part of this card is gluing the gold stars onto the watercolour paper background.  The stars are punched using the Confetti Stars Border Punch.  We used the new Fine Tip Glue Pen.  It lets glue be placed exactly where you want it from a thin needle like tip.  Here's a picture of the glue pen ...

Are you thinking of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?  If you don't already have a demo, I would love to help you sign up and become one of my Craft Room Stampers team members.  Email me and we can chat!

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Jingle All The Way Christmas Card #2

Today I have the second of three cards we made recently in my Jingle All The Way Bundle Christmas Card Class.

I cased this one right out of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue (page 12).  I love the catalogues not only for the great products in them, but for all the inspiration.

Here is a link to the last post where I shared the first card from the class ....

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jingle All The Way quick and simple Christmas Card

I recently had a class on the Jingle All The Way bundle.  The bundle includes the Jingle All The Way stamp set and matching Sleigh Ride Dies.

This is one of the cards we created .....

This card was so quick and easy but, oh my, does it pack a punch of glitter.

I used the new Thick Whisper White cardstsock by Stampin' Up! for the base.  The new thicker cardstock means that we did not have to add any layers to it to make it stand up!  We embossed the card base with the new Softly Falling embossing folder.  Then cut a piece of Red Glimmer Paper with the Sleigh Ride dies.  This was layered right onto the card base.  The sentiment, from the Lots of Joy stamp set, was stamped in Real Red on the Thick Whisper White cardstock and cut out with one of the Lots Of Labels dies (#3).  It was popped up on dimensionals.  That's it!  The card is finished.

Here's a picture of the Jingle All The Way bundle ...

I will be back with the second and third card we created in the next couple of posts.

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Weekly Deals, Back Order Report and Rainbow Stamping Video

Hello!  I hope all my Canadian stamping friends had a great Thanksgiving Weekend!  We went camping with our local grandchildren, their parents and some friends to Rathtrevor Beach.  We had a bit of rain, but overall the weekend was great.

Here are this week's Weekly Deals (available while supplies last) ....

Some of the Stampin' Up! products are currently on back order.  Here is that list for you so you can plan your ordering .....


13 October 
101731: Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (213 backordered; 1,800 expected)
139584: Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (2,413 backordered; 8,700 expected)
139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (6,453 backordered; 9,120 expected)
139657: Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies (160 backordered; 3,456 expected)
139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (11,150 backordered; 3,120 expected.
              Date to be determined for next shipment)
139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (3,313 backordered; 2,500 expected.
              2,500 more expected 19 October)

15 October 
139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (10,657 backordered; 4,824 expected.
              Date to be determined for next shipment)
138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (3,443 backordered; 10,700 expected) 20 October
139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (2,348 backordered; 5,040 expected)

21 October
139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (3,408 backordered; 4,200 expected) 22 October
139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies (8,632 backordered; 6,930 expected.
              3,150 more expected 30 October)
140536: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (299 backordered; 5,040 expected)

140969: Witching D├ęcor Project Kit (no longer available)

Stampin' Up! released this great video today on how to Rainbow Stamp with your inks and stamps ...

Have a crafty day
Glenda Mollet

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fast Fuse Video

One of the items on sale for this week's Weekly Deals is Fast Fuse.  This super strong sticky adhesive is great for attaching items that may have a bit of stress on them, as well as everyday adhesive.

There is a trick to using this product to make sure you don't have "tails" when you use it.  This adhesive can string out like mozzarella cheese does when it's melted.  All you need to do is finish your strip of adhesive off with a check mark.

Here's a great video by Stampin' Up! on how to do that ....

This week you can get the refill for this great product at 25% off. 
Item # 129027 - reg $9.25 on sale for $6.94 until 11:59 pm (MT) Monday Oct 12th.

Don't forget to order the tool to use the refill as well ....
Item #129026 $12.50

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend (Canadian friends).

Have a crafty day
Glenda Mollet

Friday, October 9, 2015

Halloween Fun

I usually don't do Halloween cards in my classes or events. This year with all the awesome products in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue I couldn't resist.

Here is one of the cards we recently did at my Monthly Stamp Club ....

At convention in July we were introduced to a great new (to me anyways) technique I call Tombo Splattering.  I used it on this card and it's a great way to add bling to any background.

To do this technique here is what you do:
1 - pour a blob of Tombo Multipurpose Glue into a plastic container (I used a button container)
2 - using an Aqua Painter add water to the Tombo until it is the consistency of creamed soup (the thinner the glue concoction is, the smaller your blobs of glitter will be
3 - load your Aqua Painter up with the glue mixture
4 - hit the Aqua Painter on your other fingers so that it splatters the glue mixture onto your background
5 - sprinkle glitter (I used gold glitter here) over the Tombo splatters
6 - tap off excess glitter back into your container
7 - let the background dry while you create the remainder of the card
8 - once it is dry use a very soft brush (like a makeup brush) to brush off the excess glitter

I even used this technique on the Black Glimmer Paper circle in the middle of the card with awesome results.  Why not give it a try?  This card was inspired by a card on Pinterest by Melissa Davies.

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Stampin' 101 Class #2 - Embossing and Types of Inks

In this post on Sunday Oct 4th, I told you about the first class in my Stampin' 101 series for newer stampers.  Today I have the cards for the October class, the second one in the series.

In this class we played with Dry Embossing (using the Big Shot and embossing folders) and Heat Embossing (using VersaMark or Pigment inks and embossing powders).  I also shared the Emboss Resist Technique which is one of the basic techniques for card making.  We also discussed the different types of inks including:  Stampin' Up! Classic inks, Craft inks (pigment) and Archival Inks, Memento Ink, VersaMark Ink and StazOn ink.  Such a lot of fun we had!

Here are the two cards that the ladies had a choice of making.  They planned their card and cut the cardstock, then proceeded onto making the card .....

Have a crafty day!
Glenda Mollet
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