Technique Video

Using Masks to Create Backgrounds

When I made this card, I didn’t intend to make a pun about using masks, but here it is! I was just playing with some pieces that I had stamped and cut out a few weeks ago. I wanted to play with my Decorative Masks and spritzing a colored background! I really wish you could see the card in person!

I made a video to also show you how to make this card and share some useful tips! A special thank you to Patty Bennet for the suggestion of using Stamparatus Plates to keep your work area mess free! (mostly mess free)

I did try this technique with Whisper White card stock, but it bled a bit.

Here is a close up of the card so you may be able to see the shimmer paint that is mixed in with the Stamping Spritzer. To make your bottle of color: pour rubbing alcohol about 3/4 of the way to the top of the bottle. Add 4-8 drops of your ink refill. You need more for lighter colors and less for darker colors. Then, you add a drop of Frost White Shimmer Paint in the spritzer. Shake really well!

Trust me-it shimmers!

I really enjoyed making this card and that it turned into a club project too! If you are wanting to purchase some items, here is the host code for April!

If your list has over $100 on it, you should consider joining our Crafting Corner Team! For just $99 plus tax, you will get to choose up to $125 in current products! PLUS you will get to view the NEW catalog now and pre-order on May 3rd! Your first quarter minimum is due September 2020! Click on The Ultimate Bundle above or click on Join the Crafting Corner team now!

Blessings and stay safe!


Product List
Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set
Nature's Thoughts Dies
Stampin' Spritzer
Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
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Simple Spotlight Technique

One bonus of being at home is that I am finally stepping out of my comfort zone and making more videos! What are you doing to pass the time?

Here is a super simple technique you can use for your more detailed line images. You stamp the whole image onto Rococo Rose card stock and then stamp the image again onto a Whisper White cardstock and punch out your focal point! The results are stunning and elegant! Plus you can make quite a few in a short amount of time! Send some love to those you miss seeing! I promise that it will melt their heart!

Here is a close up of the focal point! I used the Epoxy Frosted/Clear Droplets to create some bling. Use the Rococo Rose Dark Blend pen to color your vellum and then punch it out with the Twig Punch. Custom colored vellum in a snap!

Please stay safe and healthy! Happy Easter!

Product List
Breathtaking Bouquet Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Breathtaking Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Rococo Rose Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker
Stitched Shapes Dies
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
Technique Video

Sepia Water Coloring with Bleach

Do you want to learn how to make this addictive Sepia Water Color with Bleach card? I LOVE this technique! It’s easier than it looks, though there are a few steps involved. I included a video! I am trying to learn how to maneuver online, so bear with me!

To start with this amazing technique you will need to collect the following items:

Very Vanilla Thick 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Early Espresso 5 1/4 x 4; Watercolor Paper 3 3/4 x 5 & 3 1/2 x 3 1/2; To A Wild Rose Stamp Set; Very Versailles Stamp Set; Soft Suede Ink Pad; Early Espresso Ink Pad; StazOn Black; Bleach; Aqua Painter; Soft Suede Re-inker; Wink of Stella; White Embossing Powder; Versa Mark; Heat Tool; Stamparatus; Stampin’ Spritzer with water; and a fine tip paint brush.

Scroll through the carousel to see the other cards I created with this technique! I still have one more that is almost finished too! (I have learned that I do not care for the smell of bleach though…)

This was our technique for stamp club this past month! The girls just loved creating this beauties! I am certain you will enjoy this as much as we all did!

Can you help me out? I am soooooo close to my Sale-a-bration goal! If a few of you could order from Laura’s Stampin’ Up! site I will mail you a thank you gift! The host code for March is 3JJGXQM9 if you want to order a little! Create your own order of $150 or more to get more bang for your buck! You will get 3 $50 free item reward or 1 $100 and 1 $50 free item reward. Plus the host rewards!

And now is a great time to join! No selling or events required unless you want to! I am 1 recruit shy of the goal I set for myself! (I am very competitive with myself) So, let’s break it down so you don’t have any worries!

You get special perks that you won’t see any other time of year. Sign up between now and March 31, and you will receive the mini paper cutter, 6″ x 6″ designer series paper sampler, and your choice of a stamp set!! (This is on top of the $125 in any product of your choice-including pre-order items!) All this for $99 plus tax!

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products. (even if it’s on sale)
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you. But selling is not required-I’m sure you have a couple friend that can help you out!
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I would love for you to join our team! We Face Time and Skype if you are not local to me! We have our own private Facebook page to share inspirations, questions, promotions, quarterly gatherings, and celebrations! There is no risk for trying it out! Join by clicking on Join the Crafting Corner!

Thank you for stopping by! Hugs Laura!

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Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Technique Video

Bright Country Floral


Don’t you just love it when you are playing around with a new product and a stunning card emerges?  The 2nd release of Sale-a-bration products are availbale and this is one of the new FREE items!  The Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder can be yours FREE with a $50 purchase!

I was just wanting to see the amazing details that it created and then I took out my Daubers. I wanted to match the gorgeous Painted Seasons DSP (another free item/bundle with a $100 purchase) colors, so I chose Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, and Mango Melody.  Just a light swipe with the inked dauber is all you need!  I accented the flowers with Call Me Clover for the leaves.  I love how it turned out!


I also added Wink of Stella clear to the roses for a touch of bling!  I didn’t have any Poppy Parade ribbon, so I took some 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon, a dauber, and the Poppy Parade ink to create a coordinating ribbon! Did you see the cool new punch?  You can order yours on March 1st!  They are unveiling new limited edition coordinating Sale-a-bration products to compliment your new FREE items!


It’s called the Story Label punch!  Psssst!  There is a new stamp set to coordinate with that called More Than Words!  (ok now that song is in my head!) I used one of the Layering Ovals to make a nice mat for the sentiment.

Here is the video tip on how to create your own coordination colored ribbon!

I hope you enjoyed today’s creation!  Craft on!


All projects · Christmas · Holiday · simple cards · Technique Video

First Frost Delight


I love everything Christmas!  The traditional colors are my favorite!  The Frosted Floral Suite showcases a stunning color combo in the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite product in this suite is the gorgeous pearlized  Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper! The designers put together the perfect balance of Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron,  Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Seafoam, and Tranquil Tide.

I love the deep jewel tones of the Blackberry Bliss and Tranquil Tide.  I started with those two colors and then started building my palate.   I added a touch of Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Gray Granite.  This is a Christmas Stamp a Stack card for next weekend.  I made a video to show the tips and tricks to this card.  But, it really is a simple card to make.


You know I had to add a touch of Wink to this card!  Rhinestones also add some bling along with the Braided Linen Trim!  I love how these non-traditional colors make the season feel cool and frosted!

Be sure to purchase your Frosted Floral Suite today by going to Laura’s Stampin’ Up Site! Get a free gift from me when you order $50 or more on my site by using hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!




All projects · Technique Video

Bring on Fall tutorial


I wanted to share a video on how to create this sweet fall card!  Making videos is a new venture for me and I am working on perfecting them.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look for more coming soon!

Be sure to order using this month’s hostess code!  You will get a $5 coupon emailed to you from Stampin’ UP! to spend in September for each $50 increment that you spend!  Plus, I will send you a regular ink pad of your choice for FREE!  Win win!

August Hostess Code

Cute cards · Technique Video · Techniques · Thank you

Pig in a Barn


This pig in a barn card turned out soooo cute!  It’s also a card that will be featured in my FREE Creative Class to Go this month!  But first, the card!!

I used the Pink Pirouette marker to color the piggy.  I then used Cherry Cobbler for the barn and barn door.  The door is color on color-the ink is the same color as the cardstock!

HBQJ1025 I love the sliders you can cut out with the Big Shot!!


The details of the hardware is spot on!  I cut off the faux ribbon that the hello sign had and replaced it with linen thread.

Do you want a FREE Creative Class to Go?  Here are the details on how you can get it!

You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  All packaged in a stamp case for easy access! Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ UP!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate PayPal for out of town)   Prepaid bundles/sets vary each month depending on the set:

*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code 7SN6A699 at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.

Barn Door Bundle: clear-145990 $42.25 or wood-145989 $49.50 (note how close you are to getting a FREE Sale a Bration item! 

If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code.  You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order! 

* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.    Creative Kit Order due no later than March 26th. PayPal invoice for $7 priority shipping.  You can also add additional items that you may need. I will mail class packets the last week of January.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh, Indepedent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

Promotions · Sale a Bration · Technique Video · Thinking of You

Black Magic Dragonfly


I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! has unveiled the new Water Color pencils!  So easy to use and many different way as well!  (They are so popular, that they are on backorder and will be put on “not orderable” soon!  So get yours now! Don’t worry, they are working on getting more, they just have to turn off the item number until the supply is back.

I decided to teach my club members the Black Magic technique.  Here is how we achieved this ombre look!

  1. We stamped the dragonfly with Craft Whisper White on to Basic Black. We then used the heat tool to dry.
  2. We used the Tempting Turquoise for the body.  Using the Calypso Coral on the inner most wing towards the body. Then Rich Razzleberry in the middle of the wing. It was finished on the tips with Melon Mambo.

Easy Peas!! So sweet looking too! I used the Blooms & Bliss DSP for the patterned strip.  I thought the Brick Wall embossing folder made a great background with extra texture.


The sentiment is from Awesomely Artistic and cut out with the Project Life Labels. join_demo_dec0116_us

Technique Video · Techniques · Thank you

Watercolor Emboss Resist

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, we get this great quarterly magazine filled with tons of ideas, sneak peeks, and beautiful artwork! This quarter featured the Watercolor Emboss Resist technique!  I fell in love with it and so did my club members!

Here is the great video that shows how they did it!  I tried with watercolor paper and it soaks up the ink too much.  The Shimmery White Cardstock works best.



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Happy Stampin’