Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Christmas in July Surprise!

Announced today by SU!: You can pre-order this beautiful set, called Beauty of the Season, beginning today! It will be in the Holiday Catalog that will be available on Sept. 1.

 Also announced today, 2 more photopolymer stamp sets. The first called Christmas Bliss, the second called Dear Heart, the boy version of the popular Sweetie Pie set.

Don't delay...order any or all of these today by going to my online store here! Get crackin' on your holiday projects early and enjoy the holidays this year! Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How to Use Blendabilities

For those of you who are still 'on the fence' about the Blendabilities, SU! has added some great videos to their YouTube channel here. The videos are from different SU! employees and how they blend with the markers. This will show you that there is really no 'right' or 'wrong' way to use them. It's whatever you're comfortable with. Go to the link and watch them, then go to my on line store and get yours. They really are a 'blast' to work with.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE! and Blendabilities

 BUY 3 DESIGNER SERIES PAPER PACKS, GET 1 FREE:  Have you been waiting for a great deal on Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper? Well, wait no longer!  When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you'll get one absolutely FREE. Don't miss out on this chance to stock up and save on our beautifully designed paper!   July 1 - July 31.
PLEASE NOTE:  Only Designer Series Paper valued at $10.95 on pages 186 and 187 of the Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog qualify for either the "buy 3" or "get 1 free!"
Alcohol ink markers made for blending and shading. Use with Memento Pad (below). Acid free, lignin free. 3 markers (light, medium, dark) per assortment except for the Skin Tone Assortment which includes 6 markers.
In addition, the following accessories are also available:
  • Memento Ink Pad $5.95 - Use with Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. Tuxedo Black. Acid free.  This is my "go to" black ink for ALL projects.
  • Memento Ink Refill $4.95 - Refill: 0.5 fl. oz. 
  • Color Lifter  - Soften ink saturation by lifting color from paper. 1 lifter. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Birthday Cards

I'm going to share some birthday cards with you today. As you can see from the first one, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Blendabilities. And, don't forget...YOU can order them beginning July 1. See previous post for the colors available.
I used a Whisper White card base, an Old Olive layer and then a Rich Razzleberry layer punched with the retired Eyelet Border punch. Colored the Blended Bloom flower with Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. The leaves were cut from Old Olive with the retired Secret Garden Framelits.
This is a card in a box card I made for our 'Little Princess'. She's the one who got the new swing set. She turns 2 in July. I made this with my e-cutter. The DSP is retired SU! and the crowns were cut using the Silver Glimmer paper and the Silver Foil paper.
Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Blendabilities Update

GOOD NEWS! Effective July 1, you will be able to order the following Blendabilities product:
Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and the Skin Tone markers as well as the Memento Ink pad and refill and the Color Lifter marker. Let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, June 27, 2014


I have been out of the loop for a bit, as Grampa and I took a trip to California (Fresno) to build a swing set for our youngest granddaughter. She will be 2 next month. Mommy & Daddy picked out the swing set, Gramma & Grampa bought it and Grampa & Daddy built it.
All the pieces and parts
It took about 2 1/2 days total...the weather was VERY HOT (in the upper 90s), so it didn't get worked on all day, every day.

Getting there

Grampa's almost done
Finally....a swing set for our Princess
Having fun with Daddy

Just hangin' out!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Holiday Bloom

Yes, Virginia, there are stamps for Holiday cards in the Annual Catalog. I colored the Blended Bloom with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and then it just 'screamed' Christmas Rose to me. So, I created this card using Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Naturals Ivory card stock.
So, if you don't want to wait for the Holiday Catalog to start your Holiday crafting, take another look at the stamp sets in the Annual Catalog and see if you can't 'adapt' them to the holidays! Thanks for stopping by today and...HAPPY HOLIDAY STAMPING!