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Posted on September 23, 2014

Glimmering Blackberry Bliss

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Blackberry Bliss is my favorite color from Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-2016 In Color Collection! I use it all the time in my clubs and classes and so far my customers don’t seem to be sick of it!

(this lovely card was done by Sue Hansford, one of our talented UK Demos)

Black Bliss sample

Did you know that you can”spritz” Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper? You just put a few re-inker drops and either water or alcohol into a spritzer bottle and then add the color to your paper. You can also lay down one of our decorative masks and then spritz. It does take awhile to dry, even when you use alcohol. You can use a heat tool to set or heat emboss with Iridescent Ice where you’ve added the color. But WAIT…have you seen “glimmering Blackberry Bliss”?

pritz glimmer paper

Fill an Aqua Painter with rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Blackberry Bliss Re-inker…experiment with the proportions to get the shade you like. Apply across the Glimmer Paper and you’ll get saturated color, which will then work perfectly as a card focal point.

Which is your favorite 2014 – 2016 In Color? I’ll put everyone’s name who leaves a comment here on my blog into a basket and randomly draw one; the winner will receive something in that color from me in the mail!! I’m looking forward to seeing which color gets the most votes!


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Posted on July 23, 2014

Color Times Three Challenge Starts Now!

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I’m back from annual Convention and excited to tell you about a new monthly feature I’ll be doing here on the blog….Color Times Three Challenge!

I’d like to invite you to participate, starting right now!  Here’s how it will work.

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, I’ll post a Color Times Three Challenge. I’ll give you three Stampin’ Up! colors that might not be your “go to” colors. Your “challenge” will be to create a card using only those three colors (you can stamp onto Whisper White or Very Vanilla) and email to me by the 4th Tuesday of the following month (August 26).  Simple or elaborate…your choice; but only those three colors can be used!!

The Stamp Slave and I will choose each monthly winner, notify them and they will have their artwork published here on my blog. They will also get to choose the Color Times Three Challenge “colors” for the next month (will be announced on Wednesday, August 27).

Okay…drum roll please….this month’s colors are…..0714 Color Times Three Challenge Colors

  1. Crushed Curry
  2. Mossy Meadow
  3. Blackberry Bliss

I can’t wait to see your creativity!

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Posted on November 20, 2013

Festive Flurry – Stepped Up

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Tada–what do you think? Here is part 2 of yesterday’s project. The Elegant Eggplant Snowflake is the leftover punched out piece from the front of yesterday’s card! The center is one of our Frosted Finishes Embellishments from the Holiday Happiness Catalog. These are flat on the bottom so you can use on a card you are mailing and it won’t be a problem.

One little trick I tell my gals is to use a piece of paper run through a crimper to place over an embellishment before putting into an envelope. This will ensure your button, brad, or other embellishment will not poke through the envelope.

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Posted on August 30, 2013

Wonky Ghost

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The Top Note Die is still one of my faves! It makes the perfect base for this punch art ghost.

The little “accent” spider is from the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper, as is the strip at the bottom. For a little extra “pop” you could sprinkle on a tiny amount of orange glitter. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes…how many of you use this set for your “go to” greetings?

This card would be so easy for your little goblins to create…I think I just might have my grand cherubs over soon to make some for their friends.

Have a great Labor Day weekend! I’ll be at Priceless Memories Retreat in Wylie with a group of my downline and friends. Perhaps this will be the retreat where I spend more time working than talking….ha!

Don’t forget to leave me a comment so you’ll be entered in my drawing to win my “Hallo-wheels” from Day 1 of Halloween Week!

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Posted on August 29, 2013

Candle Stamping #2

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Here’s one more stamped candle idea for you. Stampin’ Write Markers are a great choice to use if you want a multi-colored image. These markers are water based so you can color directly on the stamp without any problems. Of course, they can be used to color in a stamped image on cardstock as well. My set of markers are still my absolute favorite Stampin’ Up! product; a great way to have all our beautiful colors at once!

Notice the small pumpkin on top of this candle? This is a little tricky but here’s how to do that. Stamp your tissue and trim around your image (see yesterday’s post for instructions). Then, using a paper piercer, carefully poke a small hole into the middle of the image and carefully feed it over the wick. Poke a hole in the center of your wax paper and gently press it down over the image. You’ll want the piece to be large enough to get a grip on it as you heat it. Be careful to heat just enough to set it, but not burn…for a small image it will go quickly!

I’m showing Halloween themed candles, but you can easily choose another stamp and make a beautiful home decor item. I think the Beautifully Baroque single stamp would make an elegant choice. What stamp set have you used?

Tomorrow I’ll be showing a whimsical card so see you then!

P.S. Don’t forget to leave me a comment sometime during my Halloween project week…you just might be the winner of the “Hallo-Wheels” I showed on Monday!

To be eligible for the prize, you need to be a subscriber to my newsletter and also leave a comment on the blog sometime during my Halloween Mojo Week. If you aren’t already a newsletter subscriber, you are missing lots of great information including samples and special offers that I only give to my subscribers. I usually only send out my email newsletter a couple of times a month; when you first sign up, you will get a series of emails with short videos that I think you’ll enjoy.

To subscribe, just fill out the info in the coral circle at the top of the page. You will get a confirmation email – the service we use, AWeber, has us do this to prevent spamming anyone. I hope you’ll join! My annual 12 weeks of Christmas is coming in October and you have to be a newsletter subscriber to get these projects.

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