In case you live in a cave and haven’t heard, Stampin’ Up! just released their alcohol markers called Stampin’ Blends. I have had a few people ask me about the old Blendabilities and all the issues they had. Stampin’ Blends do not have those issues. The company who made the Blendabilities had hole in their caps which made the markers dry out. The Blends don’t. They also had these caps that were hard to put on correctly and if you did it the wrong way you would ruin your tip. The Blends don’t have that issue either. There is only one way to put on the cap.
I colored the daisy from Daisy Delight with the Rich Razzleberry Blends. It was super easy to do because the markers do blend so well. I find it easier to use the darker color first and then blend it with the lighter color. Some people do it the opposite way. Whatever works for you is fine.
The leaves are a new punch that is in the 2017 Holiday Catalog called Leaf Punch. It goes with the stamp set called Painted Harvest but obviously you can buy it separately. The sentiment is from Birthday Banners.
Stampin’ Up! is introducing a new products called the Stamparatus!
It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
The easiest way to explain what this is, is to watch this video:
Isn’t that amazing??!!
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas
Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD
How Do You Get One?
With the launch of this tool, Stampin’ Up! is trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and they guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in their warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow them to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
1 tool per customer per reservation window.
You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from their facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
Click HERE to reserve your Stamparatus on the dates above!
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!
Rose Wonder is a stamp set that is perfect to use with the new Stamping’ Blends from Stampin’ Up!. One of the images in this set is this very large flower which is just calling to be colored. The only issue is, I think I might have stamped this upside down. After I made this card I saw another one similar to it and the flower was facing the other way. Oops!
As you know, you don’t see a lot of coloring on my blog. I am just not very good at it so I tend to stay away. The new Stampin’ Blends are so easy to use that anyone can color. Even I can! These Blends come in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors plus Ivory and Bronze for skin colors and a Color Lifter to help lighten the ink if needed.
I colored the rose in the Light and Dark Calypso Coral Blends. I choose this color because it reminds me of my father’s favorite rose called Tropicana. My father could grow the most beautiful roses ever. I tried to do it where I live but the winters are just too cold and the rose bushes ended up dying every year. Of course, the first time I went to buy a rose bush from a nursery, I looked at all of them and they looked just like dead sticks. I was thinking what the heck is wrong with this nursery that they are trying to sell dead rose bushes. When I got home Rob asked me where the roses were and I told him how all of them looked dead. He laughed, of course. All rose bushes look like dead sticks in the spring. Ok, so sometimes I am not the brightest light bulb in the pack!
Winter Wonder is a new Embossing Folder that is in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Unfortunately, Stampin’ Up! sort of hide it amongst all the other products and projects on page 37. I didn’t even notice it at first but then I started seeing cards made with it. It took me a while to find it. It is a beautiful Embossing Folder and is perfect for Christmas or winter cards.
Another thing on page 37 is the new Champagne Foil Sheets. These are kind of hidden too. They are absolutely beautiful and it is hard to capture that in a photograph. As a matter of fact the Year of Specialty Washi Tape is also on that page but is not as hidden as the other two items.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Star of Light. I embossed it in Silver because Stampin’ Up! doesn’t sell it in Champagne (yet). I am hoping they will have it in their next catalog!
Apparently there are other stamp companies out there! Who knew!?! I was on Pinterest the other day looking for ideas. The great thing about Pinterest in you can put a stamp set into the search bar and it will show you hundreds thousands of cards made with that stamp set. For some odd reason it showed me another company’s stamps that also had umbrellas. This is where I got the layout for this card. This is allowed in the stamping world. It is called CASEing (Copy And Share Everything). I thought it was cute although I like our umbrella set better and I changed it up quite a bit.
For this card I used the stamp set called Weather Together. This set has matching Framelits called Umbrella Weather. The sentiment is also from this set but I stamped it in two lines instead of one. The Designer Series Paper I used is called Eastern Palace.
As you all probably know by now, I love wreath stamps. I have purchased every single one that Stampin’ Up! has produced and I will never give them up. I don’t know why I love them so much but it is what it is. The wreath in Hello Friend is one of my favorites that I own. It is super easy to stamp and you can decorate it any way you wish. In this case, I used the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. The flowers were just the right size and I love the font in this set. It is elegant but fun too. The best part is this stamp set has matching dies called Bouquet Bunch Framelits and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.
The colors I used for this card are Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. I also used the Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. Using ribbon is part of my new catalog resolution. I am not doing as well as I wished but I am getting better!