Tuesday, April 19, 2022


It's the end of the Stampin' Up! calendar year and there's no  better time to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products than on a FREE SHIPPING DAY! When April 21st and it's a ONE DAY ONLY sale!  

Don't miss out so save the date!  That's right, all day on April 21st Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $100 CAD or more. This incredible deal only lasts for 24 hours so don't miss out.  

Here's What You Need to Know About Ordering:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the minimum qualifying amount ($100.00 before tax) has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $100 CAD or more (before tax).
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 21 April 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion. 
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD | $32.50 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.

Don't know where or how to apply the Hostess Code then contact me and I'll help you find it.  

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Flowing Flowers with new Stampin' Up InColors


On May 3rd, Stampin' Up is going to paint the town with these beautiful new In Colors which will be available from 2022 to 2024.  I simply can't wait to share them with you.  

Until then I'll post some samples showing off the beauty of these new In Colors.  Stampin' Up! Demonstrators get the luxury of ordering early which means we get to play with new products like the In Colors.  If you'd  like to get your hands on these beautiful new inks and other pre-order products it's simply one of the best times to get a Starter Kits for only $135.00.  To find out more contact me  or click here to join now.  

Here's my first sneak peak Flowing Flowers a 9 piece cling stamp set shown on page 36 of the January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue.  This stamp set will be retiring on May 2nd, so if you love it you'll need to act fast.  I combined it with a retired set called Beautiful Friendship to create the flowery background. 
Flowing Flowers #157880 isn't just another flower stamp set, it's stunning!  I absolutely love the sentiments in this stamp set especially the "Just a Note".  Honestly when I bought this set it was because of the sentiments, but since I began creating with this set I've fallen with everything in it.  The flowers are simply dreamy and look beautiful alone or in clusters. Every single one of the sentiments is relatable.   This stamp set will be retiring on May 2nd, so if you love it too, don't wait to order it on my online store as it will be gone forever.  

Okay, what do you think?  Isn't this a gorgeous combination of colors.  This card combines four of the new colors (Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky) with last year's In Colors (Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia).  Oh my I think they are stunning!  


If you're planning on placing an order from my online store, please remember to add my April Hostess code at the check out if your order is less than $200.00 before Shipping & Handling. You're get a gift from me and a thank you card. If your order is over $200.00 no worries, you automatically earn Stampin' Rewards based on your order total and get your own free stuff.

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Even if you're in your jammies!  

Easter Friends - Ducks, Chicks and the Sweetest Little Rabbit

Sending Happy Easter wishes for a memorable Easter weekend your way. Whether you spend the holiday with your family and loved ones, with special friends, your congregation, or on much needed vacation my wish is for you to enjoy the time and to count your blessings.

The cards I'm going to share with you today were made with the Easter Friends stamp set featured on page 27 of Stampin' Ups! January to  June Mini Catalogue. There are 8 red rubber cling stamps in this set.  
Easter Friends #157737

I also used another stamp from the Mini Catalogue for a background in some of my cards.  It's called Oceanfront #157862.  This is a Distinktive 9 piece photopolymer stamp set, that's well worth having in your stamp collection.  The borderless images in this set are designed to blend seamlessly when slightly stamped over one another.  The panorama's you can build with this stamp set are not limited to seaside or beachfront views, they are only limited by imagination.

Oceanfront #157862 

So here is a sampling of my cards.  All of the images were stamped on Whisper White card stock with Momento Ink.  The duck, chick and rabbit images were coloured with Water Colour pencils and with the 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" frame from the Scalloped Contours #155560 die set on page 158 of the Annual Catalogue.  I used a variety of retired designer series papers for the mat layers.

Here are six of the different cards I made 

Duck:  Thank You For Your Order 

I used the Ocean Front images for the sky and grassy meadow in this card.  The sky was stamped in Pool Party and the grass was stamped with Pear Pizzazz.  The two mats are cut from Ombre DSP and measure
4 x 5 1/4" (Pool Party) and 4 1/8 by 5 3/8".  The duckling is coloured using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry watercolour pencils and the beak and feet for all images are coloured with a Pumpkin Pie watercoloured pencil. 

I stamped three chick images and fussy cut them.  The mats for this one were cut from Jars for All Seasons DSP (retired).  

This duck is simply adorable on his own, and certainly brought a smile to my face.  For this card I stamped direct to the Whisper White card stock.  

This bunny makes you go "ahh" the moment you stamp it, because the image stamps so well.  The card base on this one is Smokey Slate followed by two layers of Peony (retired) DSP.  Because both the papers and the image are super feminine this turned out to be a really good combination and so I used various papers from this DSP pack to complete my cards.   

To use up my scraps, I changed up the bottom matt and instead cut two strips of the Peony DSP matted on a layer of 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White cardstock.  The strips measure 4 1/8 x 1 7/8" wide.  I've also added some flowers punched from the DSP.  The gray in the bunny's coat was achieved by using a very light stroke technique with a basic gray watercolour pencil.  The cheeks are coloured with a Calypso Coral watercolour pencil. 

I coloured this bunny a little darker and used a blending medium and the watercolour pencil to move the colour around.  You have to be super careful when you do this technique as Whisper White card stock will peal if it absorbs too much blending medium.  I didn't have any pink pearls or other gems so I coloured regular pearls with a Rocco Rose blend and they turned out a nice soft pink to match the Petal Pink layer on this card.  

Well that is my selection of Spring cards.  I hope you enjoyed them and will leave me a comment or ask my a question about how these cards were made.  I'd be happy to help and always appreciate comments.    I can really see using these animal images for baby cards in the near future.  Unfortunately they retire the end of May when the new Annual Catalogue becomes available so if you would like to own the Easter Friends stamp set you should order it soon before it's gone forever.  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin Spot 


If you're planning on placing an order from my online store, please remember to add my April Hostess code at the check out if your order is less than $200.00 before Shipping & Handling.  You're get a gift from me and a thank you card.  If your order is over $200.00 no worries, you automatically earn Stampin' Rewards based on your order total and get your own free stuff.  

Annual Catalogue May 2022 to 
April 2023 Live on May 3rd!
If you live in Canada ask me how you can get a free copy of this catalogue.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Some Beachy Cards

Who doesn't like the beach?  So many of my friends and family have been saying lately that they can't wait for a trip or for the summer so they can go to the beach, so I decided to use a beach theme for some of my latest birthday card creations.

Stampin' Ups! January to June Mini Catalogue includes several stamp sets that make it super easy to create beach scenes.   They are Oceanfront Photopolyer Stamp Set, Paradise Palms Bundle, and the On the Horizon Bundle  Here's a selection of cards that I made one afternoon last week.  

Happy Stamping!

Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Have you heard the news? The 2021–2022 Annual Catalogue will be retiring soon! I don't know about you, but for me it's always sad to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalogue take a trip to retirement.

But, on the other hand, I'm always excited and looking forward to all the new products Stampin' Up! will be bringing with their newest release. I hope you feel that way too!

You may or may not be aware, but with every retiring catalogue there is an awesome called the Last Chance Products promotion! This will be your last opportunity to stock up on your favourite products from the current catalogue before they’re gone for good.  

What will be gone?
  • All Catalogue Bundles (note some stamps and dies will be carried over to the new season and will be sold individually at 15% more than the current bundle savings price.)  
  • All Designer Series Paper issued in 2021-22 Annual Catalogue
  • Memory and More Packs
  • In Colour Inks including ink pads, ink refills, markers and blends
  • In Colour Card Stock
  • In Colour Embellishments including ribbons, gems
  • Miscellaneous product and supply items like masks, embossing folders etc.
Although products go fast and this sale has been ongoing since 23 March 2022, there are still opportunities to save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. So, for example, if you really loved some of the 2020-2022 In Colours like Cinnamon Cider or Misty Moonlight, this is your last chance to purchase them.

So, what are you waiting for? Start shopping now at my On-line store, by clicking here. After all, this selection of Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last.

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot

Use this hostess code on online orders between $50 and $200 before shipping and handling costs and you will receive a free gift from me as a reward.  Orders over $200 receive Stampin' Up! Rewards directly on the order.  

Two Toned Flora Anniversary Card and FMS Challenge #575

Thanks for dropping by today.   Like a lot of places on the west coast we had a cold front settle in this past week.  Brrrrrrrrr the wind ch...