Color Me Happy With Stampin’ Blends

Stampin’ Blends are the best invention since the napkin!  Ok, who remembers what that is from?  Be careful.  You might show your age!  Anyway, Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers.  That means you can blend two or more colors together to make light areas, dark areas or merge colors together better.  They don’t leave coloring lines like some markers do.  They are awesome.

Another great thing about Stampin’ Blends is you can color Designer Series Paper and ribbon with it.  I did not color the ribbon on this card but you can color white ribbon to make it any of the Blends colors.  I colored the Designer Series Paper called Pick A Pattern using the Dark Bermuda Bay and the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.  I also colors the word “thank” using the Light and dark Bermuda Bay Blends.  It was super easy to do and I love how the Designer Series Paper came out.

If you don’t have any Stampin’ Blends yet, you really should try them.  They are so easy to use that even I could do it!

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! Get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Join my Stampin Up! family and get a $125 worth of product for $99 PLUS your choice of TWO FREE STAMP SETS (an added value of up to $101)!!

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A Color Stamp Off Challenge

Good morning!  Every other Friday is the day Buffy, Jackie and I do a Stamp Off Challenge.  Today we have a color challenge.

These color are part of the 2016 In Colors.  They will be retiring on May 31st, which makes me sad.  I love this set of In Colors.  As a reminder, if you like them you should purchase them pretty soon.  Once the retirement list comes out they disappear quickly.

Here is my card using these colors:

I decided to use the stamp set called Beautiful Bouquet.  This set has matching Framelits called Bouquet Bunch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  First I stamped the stems and leaves in Emerald Envy on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  Then I stamped the flowers in Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo and cut them out using my Big Shot and the matching dies.  I know it is hard to see, but the piece of Peekaboo Peach Cardstock I used for the background was embossed using a new Embossing Folder the is in the 2018 Occasions Catalog called Simple Stripes.

Now, lets go see what fantastic creations Jackie and Buffy made.  I am always awed by their creativity.

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Celebration Time

Tomorrow is an exciting day in the world of Stampin’ Up!.  It is the beginning of Sale-a-bration and the start of the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  Both of these catalogs have amazing products in them.

Sale-a-bration is where you can get products from the Sale-a-bration Catalog for FREE with a qualifying order.  You can choose between stamps, card kits, ribbon, Designer Series Paper, Memories or More, cards and envelopes and even a set of amazing dies!

Something new this year with Sale-a-braiton is there are two different tiers.  There are products you can get free with a $50 order (before tax and shipping) or $100 order.  Plus, there is no limit to the amount of things you can get free. It is an awesome deal!

The card I made uses a product from the Sale-a-bration Catalog called Celebrate You Thinlits Dies. They are my favorite thing in the entire catalog.  Be prepared because you are going to see me use them a lot!  You can get these dies for free with a $100 order!  Yes, I said FREE!

The stamp is from the stamp set called Celebration Time.  This set has matching dies called Celebration Thinlits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  If you do so, you are halfway there to earning the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies for free.

Here is a sneak peek of a video showing two of the amazing products you can get for free!

As a reminder, today is the last day to order from the 2017 Holiday Catalog so if you want anything in there, you better order today!

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Color Me Happy

Color Me Happy is stamp set that is only around for a limited time.  Once supplies are gone, this set will be gone forever.  It has a matching card kit also called Color Me Happy.  Stampin’ Up! made these two items in honor of introducing their new Stampin’ Blends.  Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers that come in our exclusive colors.  They come in 12 different Stampin’ Up!  colors plus an Ivory, Bronze and Color Lifter.  Coloring was never so easy!  They don’t show stroke marks because they blend together.  They are perfect for beginner and expert colorers.  If you haven’t tried them I would suggest just buying the light and dark of a couple of colors or you can be a crazy person like me and purchase the entire set all at once!

I used the light and dark Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends on this card.

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Hearts Come Home

This is the third card we made at our monthly club meeting.  It uses a new stamp set that is in the 2017 Holiday Catalog called Hearts Come Home.  It has a matching set of Edgelits called Hometown Greetings and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

I absolutely love the sentiments in this stamp set.  There is “Joy To The World” that we used on this card but there is also one that says “All Hearts Come Home For Christmas”, “Wishing You A Beautiful Season And A New Year Of Peace And Happiness” , and “Enjoy The Warmth Of The Season”.   I especially love the All Hearts sentiment.  This will be the first Christmas in 37 years that Rob and I will be alone.  It is very sad but I know in my heart that my kids want to be here and would if they could.

To make this card we first embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Folder called Softly Falling.  They I used one of the dies to cut out the houses and layering it over a piece of Night Of Navy cardstock that I had cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I embossed the Santa and his sleigh stamp with White Embossing Powder and then layered the piece of a Whisper White scalloped oval.

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Snowflake Sentiments

Often times when I am talking to people about making their own Christmas cards I am told they just don’t have time to make them.  Here is a quick and easy card you can make in no time at all.  The best part is it uses scraps of leftover Designer Series Paper that I know you have hanging around!

The sentiment on this card is from the stamp set called Snowflake Sentiments.  It has some beautiful saying with lovely fonts.  The Designer Series Paper is from the 2017/2018 Annual Catalog and is called Be Merry.

Last week Rob and I went to Alabama to visit my grand daughter, Emory Jade.  They are calling her Emy Jade now, which I think is adorable.  Anyway, I can’t believe how big she has gotten since I saw her two months ago.  She is such a cutie.  Here is a picture of her with her Dad and my son, Zachary.  We were at a food truck show which was tons of fun. Too bad, Emy Jade is not old enough to eat the great food they had.

So now you have no excuse when it comes to making your own Christmas cards.  I am sure your family and friends will love them!

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Let’s Party

It is Friday once again and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is about parties or party words or any words.  I decided to take it as all of those things.  That way I would be safe!

Here is the card I made.  I decided I needed to step it up after the amazing projects Jackie and Buffy made last week.

At first glance it looks pretty boring, although it is a boring card with nice colors!  This is what happens when you open it.

Pretty cool, huh!  It is called a Wiper Card.  I actually got the idea from a video I saw on Pinterest that Barb Mullikan made.  I just changed the design she made.

This is what it looks like open.

I used a couple of different stamp sets to make this card.  The first is called Celebration Time.  The sentiment, cake and party hat are all from that set.  It has matching Thinlits called Celebration and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The ‘Happy Birthday” sentiment is from Vertical Greetings.

Now, let’s go see what amazing projects Jackie and Buffy made.  As always, I am sure they will be awesome!

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