Sunday, March 22, 2015

Coloring Techniques

Howdy folks,

To help us all overcome our sadness at losing the Blendabilities, Stampin' Up! has created some really cute, really quick videos to show how easy it is to color your images using other products. Take a look! Click on the images below to watch the videos... they only have music so you could mute your computer while watching them if you wish.

This first project in this video uses our Stampin' Write Markers, and the second project uses our Sponge Daubers. The papers she is using are both part of our current Sale-a-Bration rewards!

This next video shows how to use a Blender Pen with ink pads. You must use Staz On ink for this technique. To get the "well" of ink in the lid, simply squish a closed ink pad together.

And finally, this last video shows how to heat emboss and then use the Aqua Painter and Ink Refills to apply color. Keep in mind that when using this amount of water, the best option is our Watercolor Paper.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Sale-a-Bration Options!

Because Stampin' Up! had to remove the Blendabilities line, they have added a few extra goodies that you can choose this month as Sale-a-Bration rewards. Please take a look at the new options below, and click on the image to view full-size.

You only have a couple weeks left to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year! Contact me today to get your order in before it's gone until next year!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Photopolymer Stamp Set

Photopolymer has truly become my favorite style of stamp. I just love how you can see all the way through them, they give a great stamped image, they are flexible, they cling SO WELL to the acrylic blocks, they are less expensive than the wood-based stamps, and Stampin' Up! keeps coming out with great new sets! What's not to love?!

Here's the latest Photopolymer offering:

(click on the thumbnail above to view full size)


Blendabilities Discontinued

It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Stampin' Up! is having to discontinue their line of Blendabilities markers due to quality issues that cannot be resolved with their manufacturer. This is quite a disappointment, I know, for we have all come to love these beautiful markers. Please know Stampin' Up! has duly noted the strong desire for an alcohol-based marker, and they will continue to research ways to provide us with only top quality products.

If you have issues with any Blendabilities markers you have purchased through me, please let me know so I can help resolve the issue.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Big Day... again!

Yup... this set has truly become my favorite of the Sale-a-Bration offerings this year... this is easily the one I grab most often!

I also used a new product I just acquired - the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks (#133777, $2.95). For less than $3, you can create gorgeous backgrounds such as this one! I used So Saffron ink and a sponge dauber, and then went back over the bottom stars with Calypso Coral to give the deep two-tone look. Then I used corresponding Blendabilities markers on the sentiment. Love it!

Oh, and here's the inside:

Such a fun set!! Do you own it yet??! Hurry - after March 31st, it will no longer be available!


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Big Day

Big Day is one of my favorite offerings in the Sale-a-Bration catalog this year! And when I saw this card on Pinterest by Paula Dobson - I loved it even more! Although I usually tweak things here and there when I CASE a card, this particular one is almost exactly the same. Why mess with perfection?!

And here are a couple more in different colors...

Now I think I'll have some cake... and perhaps a little ice cream. :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

For Being You

Here is one of the new Sale-a-Bration offerings - a gorgeous set called "For Being You." I LOVE it already!!

I love the rainbow look they used on the flyer (see below)...

...but I wanted to see what it looked like in all one color. Mine uses Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate, and Black... A stunning combination - don't you think?!


Monday, March 2, 2015

Paper Pumpkin - Better than Ever!

Stampin' Up! has made so many improvements to their Paper Pumpkin program... and to show you, they are offering a great discount on their 3-month subscription.

The normal price for Paper Pumpkin is $19.95 per month - which includes shipping. During the rest of March, you can purchase a 3-month subscription for $54.85 - and by doing so, you automatically qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item! What a deal! (especially after yesterday's announcement of the NEW Sale-a-Bration choices!!)

If you formerly subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, consider checking them out again - I know you'll be very pleased with the changes they've made! Click on the flyer below for full details:

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MORE Reasons to Sale-a-Brate!

Wow - starting today, we have MORE choices in our Sale-a-Bration! There are four more products that you can earn... get one of them for FREE with each $50 purchase during the remainder of Sale-a-Bration (through the end of March). Take a look at the new choices:



Here's the full flyer - click on an image below to view it full-size:

Happy Sale-a-Brating!!