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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

All About Stampin' Blends Alcohol Ink Markers

Create an artist-quality color-blending experience with Stampin' Blends. These high-quality, dual-tip markers in Stampin' Up! Exclusive colors will open a whole new world of colorful creativity. Experiment by blending light and dark shades of the same color, or by blending colors with similar hues. Each individual marker includes both a thick tip and a brush end. Combo packs include a dark shade and a light shade. 

New colors continue to be added to the line and there are now 38 colors and a color lifter.
There are even new storage units for them!

General Rule of Thumb
With Blends, you generally color light to dark for blending. If you want more of a contrast, then begin with dark.


FREE Stampin' Blends Color Chart. Print on Whisper White cardstock, color in to indicate what colors are in your collection. Click Here

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Organizing, FREE Inventory Files 2019-2020

I've updated come color charts and files and am happy to share these with you for FREE.  If you don't have a Demonstrator, I'd be happy to be your Demonstrator. Click on the one you want and download.

Sponge Dauber Chart

Cardstock and Ink Inventory Chart
This is simply a piece of cardstock folded in half. I decorated the front, then glued the charts inside and on the back.
This is my new booklet cover

Old Booklet


Cardstock Deck

Stampin' Blends color chart

Retirement List (2018-2019 catalog)


Fantistic Frames!

If you don't have the Stitched Rectangles Framelits, You must get them!! Designing gorgeous layouts with them is so simple and FUN! Even the negative pieces left over are crazy fun to use. I used them in the two examples below. The paper and stamp set are coming up in the new catalog on June 4. In the second sample below, I used Foam Adhesive Strips to pop it out. Well there were a couple gaps in my aplication of the strips, and my OCD made them stand out, even though you couldn't see them unless you held the card sideways. Anyway, I HAD to cover them up, so I cut out some leaves and flowers from the stamp set and glued onto the frame to cover up where the gaps were. Oh my goodness, I simple ADORE the look. Who says OCD is a bad thing?

close up to show the dimension on the Mossy Meadow frame.
Our UPS man jokes that our Aussies are so smart that the older one could read on a third grade level. Well, not to be outdone, Tesla has her name on a chewing stick. No one is claiming responsibility for this feat and she just looks at me as if to say, "look what I did Mommy."

Friday, May 17, 2019

Stamping Class

Some new colors were brought out for peeks in today's projects. The first two projects used two bundles: Botanical Bliss and Stitched All Around. They will be back in the new catalog, however, as separate items, the discounted bundle prices is only available until June 3. 

 The last project was a coloring lesson. We had the best time coloring with Stamin' Blends alcohol ink markers!! There are detailed directions for coloring at the bottom of this post.

  1. One of the Ladies used Dimensions on her frame, what a great idea!

Stamps
Botanical Bliss bundle
Card Stock
Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink
Mossy Meadow
Embellishments
Mossy Meadow Twine
Tools
Botanical Tags Thinlits, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Stitched All Around Thinlits

  1. Pear Pizzazz card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Mossy Meadow layer 3-1/2 x 4-3/4
  3. DSP 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 cut with two Rectangle Framelits
  4. Mint Macaron tag 2-1/2 x 4-1/4 cut with Botanical Thinlit, then stamp leaves with Mossy Meadow
  5. Cut one leaf branch from 3 x 1-1/4 Pear Pizzazz with Thinlit
  6. Whisper White 1 x 1-3/4 stamp greeting in Mossy Meadow ink, then cut with Stitched All Around Framelit.
  7. Adhere layers and attach bow with glue dot.
  8. 4 x 5- ¼ Whisper White inside, stamp leaf branch inside and on envelope.
 

Stamps
Stitched All Around bundle, Around the Corner (for inside verse)
Card Stock
Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink
Night of Navy
Embellishments
Night of Navy Gingham ribbon
Tools
Stitched Layers Thinlits
  1. Wisper White Thick card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. Night of Navy layer 4-1/8 x 5-3/8
  3. Bermuda Bay layer 4 x 5-1/4, use Thinlit in two opposite corners, adhere ribbon BEFORE gluing to navy layer. Tie in knot and secure ends with glue dots.
  4. Stamp greeting in Night of Navy onto 3-1/4 x 3-3/4 Whisper White, then cut with Thinlit.
  5. Adhere white greeting diecut with dimensionals. Stamp floral design inside and on evelope, inside message from Around the Corner stamp set
1. Rococo Rose base layer
2. Old Olive base layer

3. Flirty Flamingo  base layer


Stamps
Beautiful Day, Piece of Cake (inside verse)
Card Stock
Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Rococo Rose, Flirty Flamingo
Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black, Rocco Rose, Old Olive or Flirty Flamingo, Stampin' Blends
Embellishments
Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools


  1. Thick Whisper White card base: cut 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score at 4-1/4
  2. 4 x 4 layer Old Olive/Rococo Rose/Flirty Flamingo
  3. 3-3/4 x 3-3/4 DSP
  4. 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 Whisper White layer, stamp image in Memento Tuxedo Black (see next page for coloring instructions)
  5. Stamp greeting in Rocco Rose/Old Olive/Flirty Flamingo to match cs layer

Coloring Beautiful Day Flowers

General Rule of Thumb
With Blends, you generally color light to dark for blending. If you want more of a contrast, then begin with dark.
  1. Rococo Rose Layer: color whole petal with Lt. Highland Heather, then flick Lt. Rich Razzleberry from the bottom of the petal outward. Next blend with Dk. Highland Heather and finally Lt. Highland Heather at the top, or end of the petal. Center of the flower in Dk. Daffodil Delight. For the leaf, begin with Dk. Old Olive on the veins and at the base. Then color the rest with Lt. Old Olive.
  2. Old Olive Layer: color whole petal with Lt. Daffodil Delight, then flick Dk. Calypso Coral, from the bottom of the petal outward. Next blend with Lt. Calypso Coral, then Dk. Daffodil Delight and finally Lt. Daffodil Delight at the top, or end of the petal. Center of the flower in Lt Daffodil Delight. For the leaf, begin with Dk. Granny Apple Green on the veins and at the base. Then color the rest with Lt. Granny Apple Green.
  3. Flirty Flamingo Layer: color whole petal with Lt. Daffodil Delight, then flick Dk. Flirty Flamingo from the bottom of the petal outward. Next blend with Lt. Flirty Flamingo and finally Lt. Daffodil Delight at the top, or end of the petal. Center of the flower in Lt Daffodil Delight. For the leaf, begin with Dk. Old Olive on the veins and at the base. Then color the rest with Lt. Old Olive.

Pretty Paper from Stampin' UP!

Another Sneak Peek of some gorgeous paper!! These Stitched Rectangle Framelits are the BEST thing since sliced bread!! You can use them for an instant layout with plenty of pizzazz. The first card is made with new papers and the Beauty Abounds bundle , the second card has new paper and Botanical Bliss bundle. Both bundles offer a discount in the current catalog. When the new catalog comes out on June 4, they will no longer be available as a bundle. Order now and SAVE MONEY:)


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Absolutely Exquisite Designer Series Paper

This designer series paper reminds me of Monet's garden. <big swoon> You too, can have this swoon worthy paper beginning on June 4 when the new catalog comes out!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Magnolia Madness

When the new catalog comes up, this could be your FIRST CHOICE.  I'm showing the bundle here, Thinlits and stamp set. When you purchase a bundle you save $$. The coordinating paper is absolutely STUNNING in person. I can't capture the correct colors on my cell phone camera. Coordinating ribbons, and the notecard & envelope set are awesome I tell you!!!  You get twenty silver embossed card bases and 20 matching envelopes in the set.... AND there are liners to place inside the evelopes to make a truely elegant statement:) $12.50 for 20 embossed cards and 20 lined envelops for 12.50... that's only 64 cents each!  You can order these amazing products beginning June 4. This is an awesome catalog, with so many wonderful things!!





The photo above shows the Thinlit dies and the stamps except for the greetings and verses. I love that there are two of each of the leaves, so that you can cut more quickly. The five pieces on the right are flower components. You can build a 3D magnolia with them. I have an example on the previous post of these easy to make flowers.