May's host code is NCPQTRYE

Monday, May 16, 2022

Thank You Blog with the Bertucci's - May 2022

April Showers Bring May Flowers

If you love flowers, you'll love the new Stampin' Up!© 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog!  It's filled with gorgeous bundles of in bouquets, flowers on tea cups, flowers in bottles, fields of flowers, single blossoms, ladybugs and butterflies with flowers, even pigs resting in flowers!  The cards you can create with flowers are only limited by your imagination! 

Welcome to Bruno and Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop.  I'm sure you'll see lots of beautiful flowering cards as you travel through this blog.

The Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Blog Hop is created through the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Training Program provided by Bruno and Kylie Bertucci.  The blog hop offers you beautiful stamping ideas and creative inspiration from over 40 Stampin' Up! International Demonstrators.  Many of the Demonstrators will be using the new products found in the new 2022 - 2023 Annual Catalog.  

We, Demonstrators, participate in the training program provided by the Bertucci's to help us build a successful Stampin' Up! business and to reach some goals we have set for ourselves.  We really appreciate your support.

The first two cards shown below were created with the 2021 and 2022 In Colors.  The base card used Sweet Sorbet card stock and the second layer uses Polished Pink card stock along with with the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Awash in Beauty paper pack. 

For the first card, I cut the Designer Series Paper to cover 2/3 of the base card area.  The other 1/3 of the layer is made of Polished Pink card stock.  I added the Basic White wreath from the Sun Prints Dies.  I stamped the flowers using Sweet Sorbet ink and cut them out with the same dies.  Although the card was pretty, I felt it was too busy and it was difficult to see the wreath.

So for the second card (below) I reversed the size of the card stock and DSP.  The card appears easier to read. A simple change created a totally different card.

Therefore, the next time you make a card and are not happy with the appearance, try changing the size of the papers and see if that solves the problem. As a paper crafter, you learn that not all combinations of ink color, papers, die cuts and sentiment placement always work together.  Don't just give up after creating one card, try combinations using the same design but change the paper proportions, ink color, or placement of the die cuts.  You may find the results can be very different. 

Below is the card I previously posted using different paper, ink colors and sentiment. Using grey and blue colors, the feeling of the card is very different.  

Keep creating and discover new creations using the same products in different colors  becoming totally different cards!  

Please contact me through my email address [] with questions on this stamp set, purchasing items used on my cards, or my card kits.  

Thank you for leaving a comment below.  Please continue on the Blog Hop and enjoy the wonderful creations from International Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

You may have started your blog hop travels here or have arrived from another blog - either way you can continue to see other Stampin' Up! Demonstrator blog posts via the link list found below..  Have fun hopping!  And thank you for leaving a comment.

Here is the list of other Demonstrators' blogs:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Annual Catalog Released! May 3 2022

 IT'S HERE!   

The 2022 - 2023 ANNUAL CATALOG

is now available!



  • (1). You will be able to select any standard eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the $125 USD value for just $99 USD 
  • (2) Your Starter Kit includes business resources like catalogues, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • (3)  The Starter Kit also includes $66.50 USD of FREE 2022–2024 In Color products:  IN COLOR GRID PAPER,  IN COLOR INK PAD Collection,  IN COLOR CARDSTOCK Collection, and IN COLOR 6" X 6"  DESIGNER SERIES PAPER Assortment.  
  • (4)  As a New team member of Stampin’ Up! you will be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, You can share simple and fun crafting experiences with others and have early access to products and exclusive access to training events.
  • (5) You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit ! 
  • (6)  And FREE shipping for all the items listed above!  
  • Value of items listed above is over $200 !!!
  • and don't forget that you will receive a 20% discount on any future purchases (after your purchase of the Starter Kit) as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
  • If you're ready to become a part of my TEAM as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, simply click the button at the column on the right; Or, contact me via email at:

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  • The card below uses some of the items from the 
  • Sun Prints Suite 
  • Found on Pages 90-91 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog
  • and
  • Nature's Prints Stamp set and Dies (#158801 Bundle)
  • Cardstock: Pacific Point, Gray Granite, Basic White
  • Designer Series Paper:  Nature's  Prints
  • 2020 - 2023 In Color Matte Decorative Dots

For directions on making this card, please email me at:


Order from the NEW Catalog and receive Free gifts

  If you place an online order for Stampin' Up! products and use my May HOSTESS CODE NCPQTRYE , you can receive special gifts from me as a Thank You.  Orders under $150 do not qualify for rewards, but by using my Monthly HOSTESS CODE, you and my other shoppers can still be rewarded for your order. 
***** If your order placed during May is over $50 (not including shipping and taxes), I will reward you a package of Pastel Pearls. 
***** If your order is $75 or more, you will receive a package of the 2022-2023 In Color Matte Decorative Dots PLUS the package of Pastel Pearls and, 

***** If your order is $100 or more, you will receive the Tea Boutique Cards and Envelopes, Plus the In Color Matte Decorative Dots, Plus the Pastel Pearls.  

Please note:  You MUST use my May HOSTESS CODE from May 3rd to May 31st to receive these gifts.

  If you placed an order with me during the past 6 months and have not received your copy of the new 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, please me email with your name and current mailing address.  If you are not my current customer and would like to receive a copy, please email me with your name and email address, and I"ll email you a down loadable copy of the catalog.  

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Free Shipping Today April 21, 2022

Yes !  You are reading that correctly!  Free shipping from Stampin' Up!  TODAY ONLY!  April 21st.

If you been wanting to save just a bit more on your "LAST CHANCE" products will be discontinued after May 2nd  OR you want to get those bundles that will no longer be discounted in the new catalog OR you want to save on basics like card stock and envelopes or glue and demensionals or anything else you'll be needing (remember the Holidays are only a few months away -- Oh My!) ...   TODAY is the time to order them!  

Beginning May 3rd, several basic items are going up in price (by about $.50) so SAVE!  SAVE!  SAVE! TODAY !!!!  Simply click on the button to the right and you'll be taken directly to my store.


As always, email me at 

--  Janice

Monday, April 11, 2022

Thank You Blog Hop with the Bertucci's - April


Have you been checking your calendar checking off the days until May 3rd?  That's the day the new 2022 - 2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will be released!  

As a Demonstrator, we are permitted to view the catalog early and place a Pre-order to receive some of the new items early.  If you follow other Demonstrators, you probably have already seen the new In Colors ---  they are bright and beautiful!  And maybe even some of the new stamp sets, dies, and Designer Papers.  There's nothing so exciting for us to receive our catalog and our new "goodies".

Today's blog post is the May Demonstrators' Blog Hop sponsored by Bruno and Kylie Bertucci as part of their Stampin' Up!© Demonstrator Training Program. We are so happy that you could join this blog hop.  You will be introduced to many new stamp sets and dies and projects using the new InColors.  Although there maybe over 40 Demonstrators participating, I recommend that you visit as many blogs as possible.  Everyone is so talents and with new exciting products to share, I'm sure you'll be delighted to view all the beautiful creations.

Participants in the Stampin' Up! program, OnTour, received a copy of the new catalog and a Stamp set prior to PreOrder.  The stamp set I received is titled:  Good Feelings.  It contains several sentiments that can be used as central to your cards.  I love this type of stamp set as you can use any Designer Paper.  Merely create the base card and then add the sentiment which meets your needs.  They can be simple cards or full of techniques and embellishments.  It's all up to you.

Keeping with the "Thank You' card theme for this blog, my cards below contain those two words.  

This card uses Pacific Point card stock as the base card.  The flower in the Reason to Smile stamp set (being carried over to the new Annual Catalog) is stamped three times.  Each time, I reined the stamp and moved it slightly to the left.  The three flowers were stamped on Basic White card stock with the last one stamped slightly off the card stock. I then stamped only the flower top with Fresh Fresia ink.   I used the Soft Succulent ribbon to hide where the stems cross.  Finally, I stamped the Thank You with Fresh Freesia ink and fussy cut around the words.  A few Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels (from the January - July Mini Catalog) were added for sparkle.

The card below was made with Calypso Coral card stock as the base.  A second layer of Basic White was used, followed by a piece of the Waves of The Ocean Designer Paper (reverse side).  The sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral ink on Daffodil Delight card stock.  White Baker's Twine was used to create a small bow and Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels were added for sparkle.

We, Demonstrators, who participate in this blog hop, appreciation your viewing our creations and providing comments to help us build a successful Stampin' Up! business and reach some goals we have set.  To move to other blogs, merely select the one you'd like to travel to next from the list below.  Have fun hopping!  Here is the List of the other bloggers:


As you may be aware, Paper Pumpkin kits provide a great way to create.  They're perfect for taking to crops or vacations as they contain everything you need, except scissors and glue.  Of course, you can add embellishments of your choice and even find alternative suggestions to make your cards unique, but these are not necessary to complete the projects in the kits.  For more information on subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, contact me at:  And check back here and on my Facebook Page:  Creating Treasures with Janice for more alternative ideas.

As the month of April winds down, remember that items in the 2021 -2022 Annual Catalog will be moving to retired status.  Be sure to add your favorites to your shopping list before May 3rd.  The items found in the January - June Mini Catalog will continue to be available until that catalog retires.

As always, please contact me with any questions concerning the retiring catalog and the current Mini catalog.  If you wish to receive a catalog, please contact me at

Thanks again for blog hopping with me!

-- Janice