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This is Tone-on-Tone-on-Tone MAGIC Week - scroll down to check Monday's directions. This sample uses the Star Mask and So Saffron Ink Pad. The embellishment is two Star Punches from Gold Glimmer Paper.


My final Magic idea using this technique of Tone-on-Tone-on-Tone will be tomorrow. Don't miss it!


Irresistibly Yours MAGIC!


You need to try this REALLY cool technique, Tone-on-Tone-on-Tone!! The supplies you need are: Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper (a FREE Sale-A-Bration item till 3/31/2015,) Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks (really a stencil,) ink pad, stamping sponge, and a tissue. I'm using Sahara Sand and a 3X3" piece of the DSP.


Pounce the sponge onto the ink pad to collect color. With stencil on top of the DSP, SCRUB the sponge over the stencil to create dark areas as shown.


Remove the stencil. LIGHTLY sponge the entire area with circular motions. I only did half so you could see the difference it makes! The white embossed image POPS OUT like MAGIC!! Buff with a tissue to remove ink on the white embossed area.


And here is the finished piece - three layers of color! So interesting! Now for the card...


Look at the stunning results!! The white embossed area is glossy and really stands out. I just LOVE this quick technique! The Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper contains 2 each of SIX different designs for a total of 12 sheets of 12X12" papers. This project only took a 3X3" piece!

MORE Tone-on-Tone-on-Tone cards

 this week - stop back!!

Irres. Yours DSP

Blendies on Black


I hope you have enjoyed this week of Blendies on Black! Here are two more ideas. It makes a lovely sympathy card.


This rose lace is from the Artisan Embellishment Kit #137909 in the Occasion Catalog 2015. I used my Stylus to quickly poke the 1/8" Silver Ribbon thru holes already in the lace. The flower is mounted on Silver Foil Paper for a pop of shimmer.

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Coming next week:

Tone-on-tone-on-tone MAGIC!!

Crystal Effects


Hope you are following along this week of Blendies on Black! After completing my image, I added Crystal Effects for GLOSS! This craft lacquer has an applicator tip - squeeze out and use tip to push this thick gel around to cover the image. LET DRY. The thicker you apply it, the longer it takes to dry. You can even lightly sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on wet Crystal Effects if desired.

"Blendies on Black" Secret


To color on Black Cardstock, start by heat embossing your image in white embossing powder. Be sure you are using the Emboss Buddy before embossing so you get a CLEAN print! That magic little pouch wipes away static and hand oils so powder doesn't stick where it's not wanted.


Next, simply color with Stampin' Up!'s Blendabilities! You don't even have to be neat...just do it quickly, because a little color beyond the white will not show. 100_5002

Now wasn't that easy?!?!?  Blendies are FREE with a $50 Sale-A-Bration order!! COOL BEANS! Offer ends March 31, 2015.

Stop back for more Blendies on Black this week!


Blendies on Black


This week is all about Blendabilities on Black Cardstock! This is a preview of this really cool technique! Anything on BLACK is very STRIKING!!


If you'd like to learn how to do this technique, visit here this week!!

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine Cat

Hope you mailed out a big stack of Valentines like I did! I had a good response to my Valentine Challenge, so I hope you all followed thru!

KISS your honey!!

NEXT week is "BLENDIES ON BLACK" week! Be here!

Leadership 2015


I always look forward to Stampin' Up! events! This year we were at Orlando, FL so I could drive!

Audience shot

As you can see it was a FULL house! Lots of news, demonstrations and inspirations!! 

20150131_131327Here is some of my Stampin' Up! Family: Me, Tami Waddell who is my upline and head of Inkerbelles, Barb Faulkner, and Michelle Miller. Time with stampin' friends is the BEST!


Stampin' events usually include some CHOCOLATE!! This was my dessert at the Inkerbelle Directs' Dinner and Swap! YUMMMMM!!!


At Manager's Reception we had a private nightting showing of Fantasmic with pyrotechnics and water effects at Disney!! (My pictures of the show weren't good.) Then some roaming around with Michelle Miller & Barb Faulkner and Disney Desserts!!


We got a Sneak Peek at the next two monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription Kits! I LOVED them! Really cute stuff!!


I was on stage for the Senior Executive Recognition March and received a lovely little gift for "longevity!!" 18+ YEARS and still lovin' sharing!


Guess what was in this little gift box?


My gift was a pretty Brighton© Business Card Case!! LOVE IT!


And more dining...this time at the delish Ming Restaurant surrounded

by a Koi Pond and orchids!


And last but not least, CHOCOLATE UPRISING!! More dining fun and gabbing with good friends! Stampin' Up! has blessed my life with lots of great friendships far and wide!

Now I'm looking forward to Stampin' Up!'s summer convention!!!


Try Paper Pumpkin

MPP sale for SAB

Want to know a secret?? Paper Pumpkin has REALLY IMPROVED in design!! At Leadership, I got a Sneak Peek at the next two months projects!! CUTE!! DARLING!! What is PP? It's a pre-prepped monthly project subscription. It's kinda like a demonstrator in a box! When you purchase a Paper Pumpkin 3 month subscription before March 31st, you SAVE $5.00 AND earn a free Sale-A-Bration item!! DEAL!!!

#137859 3 months of Paper Pumpkin 

$54.85 plus tax (reg. 59.85)

Click HERE for details!!

View the JAN. 2015 Paper Pumpkin-


Hello You Thinlits Dies


Hello You Thinlits #137363 give you 4 nice BIG sentiments to play with! Be sure to place a sheet of waxed paper between the cardstock and die to pop out the cut image!!


When I need to "WAIT" somewhere, I grab my stack of printed images and Blendabilities. Coloring helps pass the time and I can still chat with someone. LOVE the Blendabilities Markers!!


Get Blendies as your Sale-A-Bration FREE item with a $50 purchase until  March 31, 2015!!



Bow Builder Punch


Here is a sweet little Valentine notecard from my recent class. The Bow Builder Punch is a PERFECT mate for the darling Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack!! We covered the envelope flap to coordinate.


This is a peek from the top so you can see the other side of the paper inside the bow loops! This Valentine goes together quickly and makes a BIG impact with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!! Try it!

Challenging YOU...

This challenge is for you:

PLEASE, PLEASE send a hand stamped Valentine to someone who is ill, lonely, grieving, in a nursing home, ETC. Brighten someone's day with an UNEXPECTED card! You have more power than you know to cheer another. I have a stack of Valentine Cards going out...but the 3 most IMPORTANT are going to three ladies in their nineties in care facilities! Leave a comment for me.


Lotus Blossom Variation


I hope you have chosen Lotus Bloom Stamp Set of 7 as your FREE Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 purchase!! If not, you have until March 31, 2015 to order. Look closely at this flower! I stamped the #2 image 8 times to create a totally different flower design!


For the flower center, I used a sponge dauber. This color is Blushing Bride framed with Early Espresso.

See the Sale-A-Bration Promo HERE