I Like You with Blender Pens

Coloring stamped images with Blender Pens (102845) is a great way to get a watercolor look on your cards.  My stamp club ladies enjoyed learning to how to use a Blender Pen for coloring.  Here’s the project we created. Here’s what you need to know about using Blender Pens to color images: Blender Pens contain a special solution that allows you to blend pigments from ink pads, markers, watercolor pencils… Read More »

Perfect Pennants Happy Anniversary

I’m sharing today’s handmade card in honor of our 32nd wedding anniversary. I have the most wonderful husband in the world.  He is so supportive of me, and is my best cheerleader in my Stampin’ Up! business. It doesn’t seem possible that he and I have been journeying through life together for 32 years!  I wouldn’t want anyone else by my side!! Project Notes: Mossy Meadow is the color I… Read More »

Another Work of Art

This Work of Art handmade card came about because I had “left overs” from designing my New Catalog Open House card. I have a really hard time just throwing away card elements that didn’t work.  As a result, I usually have a whole bunch of what I call “orphaned” images.  I have good intentions of using them up, but that doesn’t always happen.  Well, in this case it did!! The… Read More »

Work of Art Meets Summer Silhouettes

The Work of Art stamp set is so versatile for creating handmade cards.  The swoosh-like images make a perfect background for stamped images, as seen in today’s card. This card came about because I was experimenting to see what other stamp sets I could use with the Work of Art stamp set.  Summer Silhouettes was FIRST one that came to mind.  I checked to see if the bend of the… Read More »

A Work of Art Part Two

Today’s Work of Art handmade card is almost exactly the same as the cards I shared on Friday.  This was one that I created while playing around getting ready for my open house.  When I am creating a card from “scratch” I sometimes make several different cards before I come up with the one I’m going to “use”. The colors used in this card are Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and… Read More »

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 »