Friday, October 13, 2017

Introducing Stampin' Blends Alcohol Based Markers by Stampin Up! #FridayFun Episode 12

Hello Friends!

I have been playing with the brand new Stampin blends markers today. They are so fun to work with!

I made you a video today to give you a quick overview of some of the things you can do with them and will share how I put this gorgeous project together.

USE THEM ON NON PORUS SURFACES and color things like rhinestones, pearls, metallic shapes, tiles, window sheets and much much more...
Here is a link to todays #FridayFun video previewing the brand new Stampin' Blends!

Some notes from the video from the home office:
  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point tip.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is very happy with the results.
GET THEM NOW!  Would you like to be able to purchase the brand new Stampin’ Blends markers before they are released to customers? Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and get FREE SHIPPING.  You can add the Stampin’ Blends markers to the kit during the demonstrator pre-order period starting today (Pre-order ONLY:  October 1 – 15)!  

MORE INFO! Purchase the starter kit (only $99) and you can ADD the Stampin’ Blends markers to the kit. Choose a total of up to $125 in your choice of products (either with Stampin’ Blends selections or mix with other current products–it’s your choice). That’s $26 in free  product.  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings!  
Here are the product numbers FOR THOSE WHO ADD THEM TO A $99 Starter Kit OCT. 1 – 15 ONLY.  (JUST TWO DAYS LEFT).
Want to read more about becoming part of my fun demonstrator group? Click here for more details.
Bermuda Bay Combo Pack*144600$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Calypso Coral Combo Pack*144045$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack*144598$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Crumb Cake Combo Pack*144601$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack*144603$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Night Of Navy Combo Pack*144040$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Old Olive Combo Pack*144597$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Pink Pirouette Combo Pack*144604$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Pool Party Combo Pack*144605$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack*144599$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack*144602$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Smoky Slate Combo Pack*145058$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD1
Ivory Marker144606$4.50 USD/$6.00 CAD1
Bronze Marker144607$4.50 USD/$6.00 CAD1
Color Lifter144608$4.50 USD/$6.00 CAD1
Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
(Includes All 26 Markers And The Color Lifter)
147475$121.50 USD/$162.00 CAD1
Color Me Happy Project Kit144609$25.00 USD/$33.00 CADNo Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood-Mount)144062$27.00 USD/$35.00 CADNo Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear-Mount)**144069$19.00 USD/$25.00 CADNo Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Wood-Mount)
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148033$46.75 USD/$61.00 CADNo Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Clear-Mount)**
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148034$39.50 USD/$52.00 CADNo Limits
*Combo Packs include 2 markers: 1 light, 1 dark
**Also available in French

No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Notecard Video ~ Your kindness means so much card. #FridayFun

Hello Friends!

I'm so very grateful to share with you today.

This is super simple card that I made out of:
  • the Very Vanilla notecards that are on sale
  • some burlap ribbon
  • and the Painted Harvest Stamp set from Stampin! Up!

...and THAT'S IT!

Life gets crazy sometimes.  

Wait, life seems crazy ALL of the time, right? 

I made 20 of these in short order, while I was creating the video for you for this week!  

Well, because this one is so easy, there are NO MEASUREMENTS!  Woot!

Here is the shopping list of all the products I used.
There really isn't much, to create some gorgeous cards in a snap!

Thank you for stopping by today and for being a part of my little corner of the Stamping World.



In case you missed the HUGE sale that's happening, here's the link to the world card making day sale.
And the buy 3 get one free promotion!
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Hello October, The Stampin' Up! Scoop with Selene

The Stampin' Scoop with Selene
Hello Friends!
October is heating up quickly and I have so much to share!  There's so much going on, I'm not sure where to start, so I'm going to start with bullet points at the top and give you a quick snapshot!  Thanks for being a part of my stamping world! 

Here's the important part, just click on the graphics to pick a PDF document for the details for each of the Sales!  
  • There's a HUGE sale from Stampin Up to Celebrate World Card Making Day, ends Oct 10!  Includes my FAVORITE adhesive, Fast Fuse and NOTECARDS!!  I love notecards!

  • BLENDS ~ Stampin' Up Alcohol Markers are available to demonstrators only on a preorder basis till October 15th (no release date yet for customers). Join my team and you can get the new blends, with training as part of your kit and there's FREE shipping on that kit too!  (DSP and fast fuse sale cannot be combined in the starter kit, but can be on your first order as a demonstrator, where you get an additional 20% off to start).  Click here to test drive the demonstrator opportunity.
    Not sure? Click here to read about becoming a Stamper with HeART team member.


  • Designer Paper Buy 3 Get One FREE.

  • Stamp RetreatDo you want to join us the weekend of November 17th so I can spoil you and my other crafters like crazy?  I had ONE cancellation, but I am making room for TWO crafty friends!  Sign up first to snag your spot.  
  • Stamp Class this Thursday, featuring the Spooky Cat Bundle, don't miss out!
  • Stamp Out Breast Cancer Fundraiser is underway!!  Sign up by DONATING today!
  • Are you in the CLUB?  Stamp Club is accepting NEW members!  Stamp club is great for busy people who still want to craft every month.  Pop in for a quick class during a week long open studio that's ready, when you are!  Click here for a full description.
Whew!!  So read on for more details about the Stamp Out Breast Cancer event.  Please let me know if you have any questions about what I've shared today.  And if you're not sure about the sales above, just click on the graphics to view the PDF's for each section.
Stamp Out Breast Cancer 2017

I think we all know someone who has been affected by Cancer in some form or another.  I love that crafters come together every single year and make a difference at this event both near and far!  In the past other demonstrators have purchased this tutorial, and used it to make their own fundraisers and pay it forward.

Last year we raised over $6300 for Making Strides of Boston, a division of the American Cancer Society!  It's hard to imagine this is our 8th year running this event.  Every year, I am amazed to see how it supported the right people at the right time!  Please join us and be a part of it all!

So how can you help?
  • Make a donation here (we will send you a free tutorial & that's your ticket into the event on Oct 28 from 1-4PM, and enters you into the drawing for the grand prizes ~shown below).
  • Let me know if you have any raffle items for the day of the live event, you can get an extra entry into the grand prize when you offer a basket for our raffle table
  • That day 100% of the supplies and raffle items are donated, we donate 100% of ALL money collected back to the charity!

This year's tutorial Features the Just Add Text Stamp Set, which happens to be on Sale until October 10th!  

Donate just $20 to get the FREE tutorial and be entered into a raffle to win one of these grand prizes!

Friday, September 29, 2017

How to watercolor with Blender Pens, Stampin' Up Bella and Friends Stamp Set #FridayFun

Hello Friends!

It's time for the #FridayFun video for this week!

I had a few stampers down for the count this week in my stamp club.  
So, I decided I would bring the class to them and you!

This week starts a 3 week "club" series of videos for the cards we did in stamp club this month.  We did watercoloring 2 different ways and a very different spin on an old technique that makes it WAY easier!

This week I'll show you how to watercolor using ink pads and blender pens from Stampin Up!

Here is your video link:

If you loved this week's video and need any supplies, here is the list of what I used. Please reach out if you have any questions at all!

Leave me a comment or share this blog post and I'll draw a winner to send this card to and announce it next week!  Be sure to use the #FridayFun hashtag so I can find your share!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Stampin' Up! Spooky Cat Project Class!

I am so in love with this Halloween Class using the Spooky Cat bundle. I don't know how, but i've fallen in love with that baby rat image too. 
It really makes me giggle! 
Please join us for this class next week, or grab your kit to GO!  It includes these 4 great projects that you can recreate for any season!
If you are not on my customer list, just sign up on the right to be added or email me and I will get you the link to sign up! 
Thursday October 5th!
  • 9 AM or
  • 6:30 PM
  • To GO
Get your packets, pre embossed, pre cut, bows tied, so all you have to do is stamp, learn the techniques and assemble!  They are ready for you to have fun!  
To GO? You have options, the first three options are shipped to your door.
  • Include the bundle (stamp set and punch) for $42
  • Include the stamp set for $25
  • Get just the pre-cut kit for $15 
  • Get just the directions for $10
Optional Supply Kit Add on ~ this is as my cost (retail value 18.02):
  • Pumpkin Pie Reinker
  • Berry Burst Reinker  
  • Wink of Stella (Clear)
 Four Ways to get this class:
In person: at 9 AM or 6:30 PM, Thursday Oct 5th
Get the Kit to Go: Same price $15 or waived with a minimum order.  Just place your qualifying online order on my website, and use host code: NDA9A2KR
I'll mail you the packets and email directions the following week (by Oct 12th ~ pending supplies availability).  Please note** Do Not Choose - No Contact - when you place your order.  So I can see where to ship your packets!  :) I cannot see who is ordering when your online account is set up with no contact.

Online Directions Only:
  Receive the printable PDF directions, and video directions by Oct 12th for all the cards with complete supply and shopping lists for only $10 ~
If you want the pre-cut, embossed, packets to go, it's only $5 more (no brainer!)  **US shipping only on that please.
Note. digital file will also be sent by the 12th also.  These are my in-class directions sheets and contain full measurments and step by step directions. The photos have not been watermarked and the sheets do not have my name on them, so they are demonstrator friendly to reuse them for a class. 
Demonstrators: you may offer the sheets for free with any $50 order.
Complete supply list and shopping list will be part of the directions.
Recommended supplies to assemble these projects as shown with the packets:
144749 Spooky Cat Photopolymer Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad
Tuxedo, Momento Black Ink Pad
Supply Kit Add on (retail value 18.02):
Pumpkin Pie Reinker
Berry Burst Reinker
Wink of Stella (Clear)

You will also need from the drugstore:
91% Rubbing Alcohol
Cotton Balls 
Recomended to have on hand:Fast Fuse
Sponge Dauber 
Glue Dots
Paper Snips 
For To Go packet customers all cardstock will be prepunched, precut, scored to make assembly as simple as possible.  I will also pre-tie any bows to make it easy to assemble.
Friday, September 22, 2017

Sudden Response Turns 9! Stampin Up Demonstrator Disaster Emergency Network

Who would have thought that sending one little box, could have started a chain reaction of goodness?
Nine years ago today, I cofounded a group called SUDDEN Response to help demonstrators get their businesses back on track after a disaster.
It started with a box that I mailed to someone I barely knew. I heard about a fellow crafters flood and the loss she took to her business. All her business supplies, catalogs, all her samples, cardstock and more. I walked out into my studio and imagined my craft room under water and my heart broke!
I stuffed a flat rate box to capacity of things I thought she would need to get back on her feet. I took my baby girl Alexis by the hand (who was 3 at the time), and showed her what we do when someone needs us.
A few days later I got a phone call. It was my new friend! She was crying, and then so was I. I was teaching a class and painting with crystal effects... She said she wanted to pay it forward. So, within a few days, SUDDEN Response was born.
SUDDEN is an acronym for Stampin Up Demonstrator Disaster Emergency Network.
Just this week we have sent boxes of love to three different people who experienced catastrophic flooding after the recent hurricanes and we stand ready and united to help each other after the storms.
SUDDEN Response is celebrating 9 years today! I asked my friend Sharon Armstrong to share her story. She did a video for the group and I wanted to share it with you!
If you are on Facebook and a current demonstrator residing in the US, and you would like to help, just click here to join us! If you are a Stampin' Up! customer, ask your demonstrator how you can help and go in on a gift. We do have a current open need for help to rebuild a business.
Just when you think the world has gone crazy, look around!  
There is goodness everywhere! Thank you for letting me share Sharon's story with you (and mine).
Here's a link to Sharon's video.

Love, Selene

Stampin' Up! Seasons of Whimsy, Seriously Easy Card Box And Wink of Watercolor Tutorial #FridayFun

Hello Friends!

It's time for some #FridayFun!

This week, I would like to share my card box with you!  It is so seriously easy and I have my normal regular weekly video here for you!

It features the Season of Whimsy Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! 

Here is a LINK to the video for those of you seeing this via email.  

Thanks so much for letting me share with you!  I think my mom is going to love her box of cards! 

If you're looking to get your own Season of Whimsy Stamp Set?  Here is the info on a FLASH SALE that I am running.

I have a FLASH SALE running till the September 28th!
Check out what YOU can earn!
  • Place a $25 order using host code W3DCZA9D and receive 5 cards in the mail from me!
  • Place a $50 order using host code W3DCZA9D and receive the 5 cards plus the Season of Whimsy Stamp Set (shown above). Plus, ONE FREE TUTORIAL from  
  • Place a $100 order using host code W3DCZA9D receive the 5 cards, the Season of Whimsy stamp set AND a $20 grab bag of selected retired products based on your order!  Plus, TWO FREE TUTORIALS from

You MUST apply the host code W3DCZA9D to the order so I can get you your goodies!  
  Thank you for all your help every month, so I can continue to do what I LOVE as a job!

Here are my three latest videos (three part series, on what I did with my team for a reward night).