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Penned & Painted and the Color Wash Technique

Penned & Painted Stampin' Up!

 Hello Friends,

Do you enjoy learning new stamping techniques?  It's fun step outside the box and try new thing.  The Penned & Painted stamp set by Stampin' Up! has some pretty outline stamps that look fabulous using the Color Wash Technique.  

Color Wash Technique

Color Wash Technique

The trick to coloring on a dark card stock is a technique called Color Washing.  First, stamp and heat emboss your images.  This gives you a nice outline.  Next, paint on a layer of Whisper White Ink inside each outline.  After the White Ink is dry, color your flowers with either an aqua painter or a clear Wink of Stella Brush.  See the video below to see how to watercolor with the Wink of Stella Brush.

Color Wash Technique

 The flowers take on a translucent look using this technique.   And painting with the Wink of Stella Brush gives the flower a shimmery finish as well.  The flowers are gorgeous and they look even better in real life.

Penned & Painted Thank You Card

Wink of Stella

February Hostess Code Gift:  Get the Clear Wink of Stella Brush FREE and add a touch of Glimmer to your projects. Click Here to Learn More About my February Hostess Code Giveaway.  This is in addition to Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Gifts.


I used the Wink of Stella instead of an Aqua Painter to color my flowers.  The subtle glimmer is gorgeous.  


Have a fabulous day,


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Pretty Pines & Banners for Christmas

Pretty Pines & Banners for Christmas

 Hello Friends,

My Big Shot got a workout making today's Christmas Card.  I made the pretty pine bough with the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies.  And then, I cranked out a Real Red Brick Background with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  I stamped the banner with the Banners for Christmas Stamp set and cut them with the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  All in all, it was a really easy card to make.

Color Throwdown

WooHoo!  I love a good color challenge!  And this week I am honored to be a Guest Stamper at Color Throwdown.  What would you make with this color combination? 

My Colors

Mint Macaron, Chocolate Chip, Real Red and Very Vanilla

Color Throwdown Featured Stamper

I was a featured Stamper at Color Throwdown on  October 5.  How fun is that!

Banners for Christmas & Pretty Pines

By changing the banner greeting, I stepped away from the Christmas Theme.


Christmas Card

 Love, love, love all the intricate details of the Pretty Pines against the bright red wall.


Designer Series Paper Sale

October 1 through 31 ,  buy 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free!  Click Here for Details


October 2016 Hostess Code NPVDHC2T
(Use the monthly code for Orders over $75 to receive a free gift from me.  Note: Orders over $150 will automatically receive the free gift from me plus Hostess rewards.  No code for orders over $150.)

Have a fabulous day,



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2016 Stampin' Up! Sneak Peeks Swirly Birds

2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog
 One of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up!  Demonstrator is Sneak Peeks and early ordering privileges.  And I am super excited to share a few Sneak Peeks with you today.  My goods arrived last night.  Woo-hoo!

Excited to get your hands on the new catalog too?  Learn how you can get your free catalog from me here.

Swirly Birds

This simple little note card features the Swirly Birds stamp set and the Layering Love stamp set.  Swirly Birds offers endless possibilities, but I thought that I would start with the carefree kite card.  The "enjoy the little things" stamp from the Layering Love stamp set fits this carefree card perfectly.  Love the playful font.

Stampin' Up! 2016 In Colors

The 2016-2018 In Colors are so fresh and vibrant.  Let me make the introductions.  From top to bottom, meet Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy.  And did you notice the amazing new Duet Banner Punch?  Sa-Weet!  And, better yet, it has a coordinating 53 piece stamp set-Thoughtful Banners- to fill those delightful banners with all kinds of messages.    



Celebrate Amazing, Spectacular, fantastic You by treating yourself to the ultimate Bundle.

With the purchase of the $99 Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. You, too, can choose product from the Sneak Peek items.  Everyone else has to wait until June 1.  Choose up to $125 in product and begin enjoying all the privileges of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Save a minimum 20% off all future Stampin' Up! orders as an active demonstrator.

Receive exclusive access to the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Website with tons of training videos and the latest news.

Be officially invited to Stampin' Up! live events.

  Hobby Demonstrators are always Welcome.


Have a fabulous day,