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Marbling Technique and Final Day

Hello Friends, 
See the Marbling Technique in action with Stampin' Up! trainer, Donna.  Create cool marbled effects for card backs, embellishments, and more using shaving cream and Classic Stampin' Ink Refills!
Love Tutorials?   Be sure to stop back next week.  I'm in my studio today, recording a Graduation Cap Fancy Fold Tutorial.  It's a remake of a popular tutorial that I did a few years ago with the diagonal plate.  We no longer sell the diagonal plate, so I thought that I would show you how to make the Graduation Cap Fancy Fold Card with just your Stampin' Trimmer.  How many Graduation Parties will you be attending this year?
Ink Refills
 Ink Refills are a must in every craft room.  Keep you ink pad well inked, then use them for techniques like Marbling, Watercoloring and Emboss Resist.  Purchase them in separately or in sets to save even more money.  See them all here.



Final Day

Sale-a-bration ends today, March 31.  Free Gifts for every $50 order concludes today, March 31.  New to Sale-a-bration? Get the full scoop here.


Best Deal of All

Shave Off Some Savings!  It's also the last day to purchase your very own Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for just $99 and receive the Sale-a-bration Bonus Stamp Sets.  Choose up to $125 in product of your choice.  Then, go ahead and choose 2 more stamp sets compliments of Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration.  That's an added value of up to $104.  Wow!  Plus, the your Starter Kit Ships Free. Find out More About Joining Stampin' Up! and The Ink-Spirations (that's my team). Get the Best Deal Here

 Hobby Demonstrators Always Welcome

  In Color Doilies

2015-2017 In Colors

The Stampin' Up! Retirement List will be released April 10, 2017.  That means that the 2015-2017 In Color inks, reinkers, markers, card stock, etc... will only be  available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  Get yours before they are gone.  See them all here.

Have a fabulous day,


You've Got This Handmade Birthday Card & Envelope

You've Got This Handmade Card

Hello Friends,

Today's one layer card is simply beautiful and easy to make.  Send a ray of sunshine with this handmade card that marries two popular stamping techniques-Heat Embossing and watercoloring.

For my card base, I used a 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of Shimmery White Card Stock scored at 4-1/4".  Love that you can watercolor on the Shimmery White Card Stock and that it shimmers.  Next, I stamped my flower from the You've Got This Stamp set  with Whisper White Craft Ink to frame my birthday wish and  I heat embossed it with White Emboss Powder.  This makes a lovely soft, white outline for coloring.

Watercolored Flower with bling

Next, I washed Daffodil Delight and Old Olive ink inside the outline with my Aqua Painter.  Hint:  Take care to color multiple shades of color.  Did you notice the fabulous bling?  After my flower was dry, I painted over my flowers one last time with my Clear Wink of Stella Brush.  Wow!


Handmade Card Tip

Here's another tip.  Add a pop of interest to you one layer card with panels of color on the inside.  As an added bonus, the interior card stock works to restore shape to a watercolored and/or heat embossed card.

I carried the white embossing over into the inside of my card and to my handmade envelope which I made with the Envelope Punch Board.  My Birthday Stamps are from the Better Together Stamp Set.  

  You've Got This Stampin' Up!

Free Crafting Supplies Anyone? Learn how you can earn free Stampin’ Up! products during Sale-a-Bration 2017, with my Blossom Rewards Program or with the March 2017 Hostess Code Gift.


Have a fabulous day,


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Lift Me Up Hot Air Balloon Card

Lift Me Up Hot Air Balloon Card

 Hello Friends,

I love Hot Air Balloons.  They remind me of lazy days and adventure.  That's why I love the happy blend of images and sentiments that make the Lift Me Up stamp set the perfect pick-me-up kind of stamp set.

Lift Me Up

 For a textured billowy look, I embossed a my background with the Hexagons Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and sponged Pool Party and Perfect Plum across the textured background.  Then I stamped the Lift your spirits sentiment and cut it with a Stitched Shapes Oval Die.   


Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge Guest Designer 
Welcome to Week 3.   I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge for the month of February.  This week's Color Challenge is Pool Party, Island Indigo and Perfect Plum.  The dessert was Make It Golden.  For the Make It Golden part of the challenge, I heat embossed a Gold Hot Air Balloon.   See all the color challenge entries at Spliltcoast Stampers.  Click on Color Challenges.  

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.


Have a fabulous day,


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