A Work of Art

Work of Art (W 134111, C 134114) was one of the stamp sets I featured at my Stampin’ Up! New Catalog Open House a couple weeks ago.  I find it to be a great stamp set for creating a quick and easy handmade card. The Work of Art stamp set can be found on page 165 (in the Artistic Expression section) of the catalog.  When stamped, the free flowing images… Read More »

Flower Patch in Blackberry Bliss

I think the Flower Patch stamp set is going to be one of my New Catalog go-to favorites!!  Here’s a make and take project from my New Catalog Open House using that stamp set.  This handmade card was a real winner with those who attended. I also LOVE the rich color of Blackberry Bliss, one of the new In-Colors that Stampin’ Up! is offering.  Old Olive and So Saffron are… Read More »

Hexagon Hive Meets Banner Banter

My July newsletter featured projects using the Hexagon Hive Thinlits die (132965).  The catalog states it coordinates with the Honeycomb Hello stamp set.  Well, I don’t own that stamp set, but I DO own the Banner Banter stamp set (W 134057, C 134060).  This stamp set also coordinates very well with the Hexagon Hive Thinlits die and I think today’s project proves that! I used another stamp set on this handmade card,… Read More »

Coloring Style with Blendabilities Markers Part Two

Today I have two more Blendabilities Marker Stampin’ Up! videos to share with you.  After watching these two videos, and the two I posted yesterday, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that each person has their own unique style of using these markers. How about you?  Are you ready to try using these markers to develop your own unique coloring style??  Well, head on over to my online store and… Read More »

Coloring Style with Blendabilities Markers

Can you stand yet another post about Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers?  One thing that’s interesting about these markers is that there is no ONE right way to use them!!  The goal is to achieve shading of the image without having harsh shading lines between the shades of color.  Layering on lots of color is how this is accomplished. As I said, there isn’t just one way to use the Blendabilities… Read More »

Ombre Look with Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities

The new Blendabilites Markers from Stampin’ Up! are AWESOME!!  I spent a greater part of my day playing and learning how to use them. Can you say SMOOTH!!  The ink flows so easily onto the Whisper White card stock and my coloring results were much better than with water based markers.  I had fun discovering what these markers were capable of doing and I’m looking forward to sharing what I… Read More »


  Stampin’ Up’s! new Blendabilites alcohol ink markers were one of the new items those who attended my New Catalog Open House were able to try.   This is the card they created using the I Like You exclusive hostess  stamp set.  This project was intended to give them a quick feel for how well the markers colored, so there wasn’t any blending involved. One cool thing about the markers… Read More »

Blendabilites Markers from Stampin’ Up!

The BLENDABILITIES markers from Stampin’ Up! are now available to order!!!  I’m so excited about this product.  These alcohol based markers make coloring a BREEZE!!   It’s really easy to use these markers for “color book” style coloring (coloring within the lines without any shading) and they provide EXCELLENT coverage.  However the great thing about these markers is that they are perfect for shading images.   Here’s a demonstration video… Read More »

Petite Petals Four You

Today’s project is the last Petite Petals project that I’ll be sharing with you (at least for now).  During the entire month of April, and on into these last two days of May, I’ve been sharing a variety of Petite Petals projects here on my blog. I had fun creating a border using one of the Petite Petals stamps.  Here are some project notes: I stamped five colors of Petite… Read More »

Petite Petals meets Summer Silhouettes

Today’s card was uses Label Love and Summer Silhouettes stamp sets to create a bright, cheerful handmade happy birthday card. I received this card in a swap, and I changed it up just a bit so that I could highlight it with the Petite Petals projects I’ve been sharing this month.  I don’t claim any of the creativity on this card except the solid color punched Tangerine Tango Petite Petals… Read More »