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April 2020


SAVI Sunday - 12:  Painting with Shimmer Paint.

I saw this video a while ago and thought, hmmmm, I can probably do something similar with our Shimmer Paints.  And even though it did not go totally according to plan, I still like the outcome.  


I heat embossed the floral image from the Band Together stamp set with Gold Embossing powder on Basic Black card stock.  (full product details below).  Make sure to use your Embossing Buddy lightly on the black card stock and then stamp your image and words with Versamark.  Embossing powder will stick to the Versamark.  Use your Heat Tool to melt the powder.

I then painted on Frost White Shimmer Paint and colored over with re-inkers.  

You can see how I did this in my SAVI Sunday video:

Although I did not show in my video, the full floral bloom center is where I used Pineapple Punch re-inker.  You can use any yellow re-inker for the center, or for the other colors too.  Use your imagination and change up the color scheme. 

It sure was hard getting a good image of the shimmer and color at the same time.  You should see it in person!  WOW!  


Card pieces:

  • Basic Black card base 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
  • Layer of Melon Mambo 5-1/4 x 4
  • Layer of Gold Foil 5-1/8 x 3-7/8
  • Top Basic Black is 5 x 3-3/4

I hope you enjoyed this new technique and new way to use your Shimmer Paints. 


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Step Pop-Up Card with Nobel Peacock Suite


Nobel Peacock Product Suite... it has everything!  Well, just about.  It has the stamp set, dies, 2 (TWO) foil papers, ribbon, rhinestones, and an embossing folder.  You get all of that for less than $93.00!  I think this bundle is a steal of a deal especially with the fabulous Foil Sheets and Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

Take a look at all the details then I will give you the dimensions on how to make.   OR you can watch my video HERE.

As always, you can Click on the Pictures to get a closet view. 





  • Card base:  5-1/2 x 10-1/2
  • Score on long side at 3-1/2... 5-1/2... 7... and 8-1/2
  • Fold on the 7" score line
  • Cut on that fold to first score line (1-1/2") at 3/8... 1-3/8... 1-5/8... 2-5/8... 2-7/8... 3-7/8... 4-1/8... and 5-1/8


  • Front panel is 3-1/2 x 5-1/2
  • 2nd & 4th panels are 2 x 5-1/2
  • 8 rectangles are all 1 x 1-1/2 

WATCH MY VIDEO to see on how I made this a standard card size AND different backing options!!!

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Spritzing with Pigment Sprinkles

Hey everyone!  So I tried a new way of using Pigment Sprinkles and I love the results!  Results will vary every time you try this technique depending on the paper and amount of Pigment Sprinkles you use.  

Start by heat embossing some images.  I used Shimmer Black Embossing Powder with two floral images and a leaf from the Peaceful Poppies Suite.  More specific, the Painted Poppies Bundle stamp set. 


My card base is Daffodil Delight 8-1/2 x 5-1/2

Layer of Basic Black is 5-1/4 x 4 (also cut the black leaves from this layer piece).  Leaf die is from the Poppy Moments Dies. 

Whisper White layer is 5-1/8 x 3-7/8" and embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder. 


Watch my video to see how I get the Pigment Sprinkles in the Spritzer and assemble the card. 

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April 2020 Hostess Code is:  WB9RNFXE   Place a $30.00 product order by April 30th and receive a 2 card kits to make this project!


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Noble Peacock in 3 Colors


Guys, I have no idea what I have been waiting for!  I do not know why I have neglected this really cool stamp set, dies, and the BEST foil papers!  The Noble Peacock Specialty Designer Series Paper AND Noble Peacock Foil Sheets are just stunning.  I love that fact that they coordinate together.  

I have to laugh at myself... every time I look at the tail feathers, all I can think of is a Vegas Showgirl costume.  LOL!

Anyway, here are three monochromatic cards I did in Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive and Bermuda Bay. Yes!  Bermuda Bay... I think this is a BONUS coordinating color with the Specialty DSP, don't you?  The catalog and packaging says Pretty Peacock but I think you can use either one. 

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(click on images for a close-up look)


  • Card base is standard 8-1/2 x 5-1/2"
  • Specialty DSP is 5-1/4 x 4"
  • Mat under white measures 5-1/4 x 2-3/4"
  • Whisper White is 5-1/4 x 3"

Stamp Colors... there is a stamp to add detail to the Peacock's feathers and here is what I used:

  • Blueberry Bushel with tail feather accent color in Old Olive
  • Old Olive with tail feather accent color in Bermuda Bay
  • Bermuda Bay with tail feather accent color in Pretty Peacock
  • The Stamparatus helps align the details feather stamp

Try mixing and matching different color combinations and see how it turns out!

Words and "you" die are from the "A Wish for Everything" Bundle.

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All Dressed Up Bunnies

Well, it is hard to believe that Easter is not far away.  It will definitely be different this year as we deal with COVID-19.  Many of us with not be celebrating with our families.  I know for myself, I will Face-time with my brother, sister-in-law and my nieces and nephew.  I Face-timed yesterday and my one niece, she is 3-1/2, said "Auntie, when are you coming over?"  Oh my, just broke my heart as she does not understand about a pandemic and what we are going through. 

I decided I will send them some treats in the mail, and of course, I will need some cute packaging...


Are these adorable or what?  They are made with the purse die from "All Dressed Up" in the 2020 Mini Catalog.  

I used Balmy Blue/Night of Navy, Whisper White/Melon Mambo, and Petal Pink/Melon Mambo.  To make one, you will need two pieces of card stock that is 5 x 5-1/2" for the bag and then scraps to die cut and punch out other pieces.  

I also used the 1" Circle Punch, Stitched Be Mine Dies, and Stitched Shapes Dies.  

Here is my SAVI Sunday YouTube video showing you how I made:

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