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Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Beautiful You, June 2018, Stampin' Blends, The Creative Way | 0 comments

New Stampin’ Blends Colors!!!

I’m super excited that the New Colors of Stampin Blends are now available!!! This makes me so happy!!! That we now have 11 new colors with two shades of each color!!! That’s 22 new shades of Stampin’ Blends!!!  If you can’t tell I’m jumping up and down as I tell you this!!!  And I’m squealing like a teen who just saw her favorite celebrity in real life 😝  These markers are just wonderful and so fun to work with!  If you have always wanted to try alcohol markers but, never taken the plunge well now is the time!!!

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Like I said we have 11 new colors!!! The new colors include: Call Me Clover, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, Pineapple Punch, Poppy Parade, Soft Sea Foam, and Soft Suede.  Each of these new colors come in two shades, a light and a dark.  They are available as a set of 2 or as individual markers!!!  The addition of these colors expands the collection to a total of 22 colors plus bronze, ivory, and a colorless blender.

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 I have been using these markers all month for The Creative Way, they are just so much fun to color with!  Today’s card is colored on  Sahara Sand cardstock. This is a beautiful color to use your blends on!  Don’t be afraid to experiment with coloring on different colors of cardstock!

Sahara Sand Cardstock

Sahara Sand Cardstock

One of my favorite all time stamp sets is Beautiful You. I adore the way the set is drawn!  It reminds me to take time and slow down and enjoy life!!!  The stamp I am using today stays on my desk always! It reminds me of a peaceful moment.

Beautiful You

Beautiful You Stamp Set

The sentiments are beautiful!!! I love that you can color the girls however you would like. Or you can use the watercolor wash stamps to add a little color! So fun both ways!

Stampin' Blends

  • The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Then using the Stampin’ Blends the image was colored in. Here I used Daffodil Delight and Pool Party
  • The sentiment is from Eastern Beauty
  • I tried several different ideas for the background.  But, in the end I decided to keep the card quite simple.

I have really enjoyed sharing with you about the Stampin’ Blends.  I hope you have seen a little something along the way that makes you want to try out these wonderful markers!!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


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I hope your Friday is just perfect!!! Coffee, creativity, and maybe just a little work….

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Beautiful You, Brushwork Alphabet, Eclipse, Jars of Love, Labeler Alphabet, Painted Autumn, Wood Words | 4 comments

Total Eclipse…

It is finally here! Today is Total Solar Eclipse day! Yeppie!! We get to listen to Dark Side of the Moon and Total Eclipse of my Heart over and over!!! What fun ?  Seriously, though it’s a big event in the USA.   I’m really excited about getting to see the Eclipse. No, no, I’m not going anywhere special to see it or look at it with out my eclipse glasses.  But, I am going to look at the shadows it creates on the ground through trees.  I plan on looking for some stars and planets that will be viable.  And well just enjoy the experience of a solar eclipse! It’s going to be fun watching all the people who have their head in a box.  literally in a box!!!!!   I just might be one of them!

 To celebrate the moon’s great photobomb moment, I made some cards featuring my own solar eclipse.  I have a whole little collection of cards.  So let’s get started.    

I love trying to stretch my supplies!  It is fun to see how just using a few supplies you can make several completely different cards.  Just by changing the design or shape of the card you get something completely new!

To make my eclipse I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. (Available Sep. 1)  I love this stamp set! It is just perfect for fall.  The sunflowers it creates are beautiful!  It also has a fern, leaves, and an acorn.

Painted Harvest

I also used a mask made from vellum and a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. The sentiment come from a variety of places.  Jar’s of Love has a tinny “you light up my life”   So many Shells has “miracles happen”   Beautiful You has “wishing you brighter days to come”   The hope and sunshine are dies from sunshine wishes.  There are some other really amazing sentiments in the Annual catalog that would be awesome for an Eclipse card. Expecially the High Tide and Watts of Occasions!

The cards all have a few things in common.  The Eclipse, the use of Whisper White, metallic, and Tranquil Tide.

This little mini card is 3 by 3! The card base is basic gray. The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.   I took this card and added a few more layers to it to make a larger square card.  Both cards have the same design concept.

I love the little mini cards. They are just to adorable.  I also love that you can transform that mini card into a full size card. By just adding a background frame.

I added a copper layer to the original mini card.  Then added the Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper to create a card base.

Both of these cards use the same basic card design.  The “miracles happen” card is a 4 bar card.  The total eclipse card is the same design popped up on a card base and copper twine added.   I used two different alphabet sets to create my own sentiment. Brushwork Alphabet and Labeler Alphabet.  I just couldn’t resist making a card that says Total Eclipse …of the heart.   

That adorable yellow heart is out of Wood Words!

The next two card use lots of the same elements but, they are arranged in a way on each card that makes each card their very own!

The hope is cut from the Soft Sky Foil Frenzy DSP.  Then is stacked on three Tranquil Tide hope die cuts. I used silver foil for one of the layers for some extra shine.  Though it looks more copper or gold in the picture. 

The sunshine die cut is stacked just like the hope.   The difference is that I used silver leafing with just a touch of gold and copper to guild the word.

To make the eclipse, stamp one of the two sunflower layers from Painted Harvest in Daffodil Delight.  Then I made a mask with vellum and a 1 1/2 inch punch.  Lade the mask over the flower and used a sponge dabber to add basic gray ink.  You can still see the yellow through the gray after it dries.  I think this added to the look of the eclipse.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

If you would like to know more about the solar eclipse, including how to make your own solar glasses…

A new live class registration is open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

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The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

Price: $110.00

Supply List

I hope everyone has a safe day enjoying the eclipse. Here in North Alabama we will have about 98% coverage during totality of the eclipse. I know you know this but, don’t look at it directly unless you have the correct protection.  Have a great Eclipse Monday!

Peace be with you all-

 

Jennifer

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Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Beautiful You, Coloring Tools 2017, ink as watercolor | 4 comments

Beautiful You with a simple watercolor

One of my all time favorite  stamp sets is Beautiful You!  I love the way the ladies are drawn in this stamp set!  The sentiments are fabulous as well.  I love that they give you the option of coloring in the stamps or using the sketchy watercolor looking stamps.  This lends to lots of different looks that you can achieve.

Beautiful You Stamp Set

I adore how this set is classic yet modern!

One of my favorite things to do is watercolor with Stampin’ Up! ink refills.  It is a quick way to add some color to your card.  It is also fun to watch how the ink reacts with each other and water.  I have not watercolored much lately, so I was ready to relax and watercolor!!!

  • I love this clean and simple layout paired with the classy lady.
  • The watercolor panel is shimmery white cardstock.  On the shimmery white stamp the image in Archival Basic Black. Then use your aqua painter and ink refills to watercolor the image.
  • For the watercolor I used pool party, tranquil tide, and lemon lime twist
  • The dress is watercolored in pool party. Then I dropped in tranquil tide and let the watercolor do its thing.  The umbrella is done the same way, but lemon lime twist with pool party and tranquil tide dropped in
  • The watercolor panel is popped up with soft sky and stampin’ dimensionals

The paper is all new in the Holiday Catalog (Available Sep.1) ,  Painted Autumn. This paper is full of beautiful fall designs and coordinating patterns.

 The ribbon, lemon lime twist ombre ribbon, is also a new products. It made its debut in the 2017 Annual Catalog!

The card is a 4 bar size.  Stampin’ Up! makes some wonderful notecards and envelopes in this size.  Unfortunately, I was out of very vanilla. It is quite easy to make this size of card! Though I do recommend the Stampin’ Up! set. Because, you get the coordinating envelope!!! And you can decorate the envelope flap with the dsp! How cute !

To make my card base use Thick Very Vanilla paper.  Cut it so that it is 5 by 7.  On the 7 inch side score and burnish at 3 1/2 inches.  There is a soft sky layer that is 3 3/8 by 4 7/8. The next layer is made up of two panels one dsp that is 2 1/8 by 4 3/4. And tranquil tide that is 1 1/8 by 4 3\4. These two layers my overlap just a bit! That’s okay. It will be covered by ribbon. The next layers are the watercolor panels.  The soft sky is 3 1/8 by 2 1/8. The watercolor layer is shimmery white 2 by 3

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase. You are going to love this set so much. It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog. It is amazing!!! So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!! It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place. The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies! These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

 

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is a list of items used to make this card. If you have any questions about this card feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Supply List

Thanks for stopping by! I love this sweet little card! It would be perfect for a gift set to give to a friend.  I hope each of you have a great Monday! Lets all go out and be creative and share the things we love with others!
Peace and love my friends-

Jennifer

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