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 »

Scallop Tag Topper Punch meets Petite Petals

Today’s card is what I call a “step it up” card and uses the Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets.It was one that I received in a swap. I think that this card uses the Scallop Tag Topper punch in a very creative as well as non-traditional way.  I’ve seen lots of these style cards on Pintrest. Here are the project notes: Colors for this card are taken from… Read More »

Perfectly Penned with Petite Petals

Today’s card uses three different stamp sets…Petite Petals, Summer Silhouettes, and Perfectly Penned.  I found the original idea on Pintrest and tweaked it just a bit. I love the soft feel of this card created by using So Saffron and Whisper White together.  Here are some more project notes: Colors used were So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White. First, stamp the flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set onto the Whisper White… Read More »

Petite Petals Punched Violets

While on Pintrest, I came across directions on how to use the Petite Petals punch to create flowers that look like violets.  Here’s the card I created and I’m sharing it in honor of springtime.   They Petite Petals punch art violets aren’t really too difficult to create…actually creating the leaves took more time than the flowers!!  I pretty much copied the original I found on Pintrest…Why improve a good… Read More »

More about Card Sketches

Card sketches are great tools to use when creating handmade cards.  The past two Thursdays we’ve been looking at how to use card sketches.  You can see these posts here and here.  Well today’s post will show you another card sketch idea, and how I recreated it using a different stamp set. Here’s the original card that I created last summer.  It uses the Mosaic Madness  stamp set and the… Read More »

Petite Petals Happy Birthday Card

Here’s a quick to make handmade birthday card created with Petite Petals stamp set and Petite Petals punch.   As I said, this card goes together QUICKLY!!  Card base is Whisper White with two layers of colored card stock, then one more Whisper White piece.  The colors for this card can be any combination you’d like and the sentiment can say whatever you’d like it to say.  That’s what makes… Read More »

Petite Petals Lattice Birthday Card

I am having so much fun sharing my Petite Petals projects with you this month.  I hope you are enjoying them as well!!  Here’s another card: This card is a remake of one that I did a year ago for Valentine’s Day.  You can find that card here.  Isn’t it interesting how can change the look and feel of the project?? Project Notes: The “lattice” was created with TWO lattice… Read More »

FREE SHIPPING on Stampin’ Up! Orders

Get your Stampin’ Up! wish lists ready…Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on order placed from April 21-25, 2014.  That’s all this week, in case you didn’t realize it.  What a great deal!! Besides the free shipping, Stampin’ Up! released it’s retiring products list today.  Stamp sets, papers, 2012-2014 In-Colors, embellishments, tools and much, much more are included.  The important thing to remember is that the products on the retiring… Read More »