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Beautiful Day Stamp Set


This special card is for our oldest daughter's birthday - she is a nature lover! Beautiful Day Stamp Set (#145912 wood/#145915 clear) has BOLD designs begging for Stampin' Up!'s BLENDS alcohol markers!!


I used a "flicking motion" to color this butterfly with: Bermuda Bay Duo, Light Pool Party, and Pumpkin Pie Duo BLENDS on Shimmery White Card Stock #101910. LOVE the final results!


I'm sending "SPRINGTIME" in an envelope!! You must try BLENDS!!

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Rose Wonder and Blends


Rose Wonder Stamp Set #140697 is such a CLASSIC and really should be in your stamp collection! When I just want to relax, I color a ROSE using the Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers!


This Rose is colored with Calypso Coral and a touch of Daffodil Delight BLENDS.


This card features Rich Razzleberry and a touch of Pink Pirouette BLENDS on Shimmery White Cardstock #101910.


I wanted a "general purpose" card so chose the HELLO sentiment from the Hello Friend Stamp Set #144055 wood or #144059 clear. ALL supplies can be purchased right HERE at my online store.

Eclectic Expressions plus Brusho


I got so busy playing with Brusho Crystal Colour #144101 that I forgot to post...ooops! This card is Eclectic Expressions (a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with purchase) embossed in White Embossing Powder on Watercolor Paper. Then I just "PLAYED" by spritzing water and sprinkling on red and yellow Brusho. Brusho Crystals dissolve into color when they are wet. Every creation is different!


After the watercolor paper dried, I stamped the "shapes" from the stamp set.


This card is a "Z Fold," using the same Brusho colors.


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How to Emboss Mini Gable Boxes

20180215_191003Love these handy Silver Mini Gable Boxes #145568 for gift giving!! When paired with the NEW Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder it's a WOW!!! Here's how-


Use an exacto knife to gently open the seam of the box so you can lay it flat.


Insert one half of the box into the embossing folder with the EDGE of the embossing folder at the top score mark of the top of the box. Repeat for the other half of the box. Rebuild the box with strong adhesive like Tear & Tape #138995. Embellish! GREAT wedding idea! This Basket Weave Embossing Folder is part of a FREE Bundle with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.


Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Favorite Item


Today is the 2nd release of additional Sale-A-Bration items!! THIS is my FAVE!!! It's FREE with a $100 purchase: Blossoming Basket Bundle of stamps and Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder! SO sweet and perfect for Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers!


This card features a Basket Weave texture with Basic Gray Ink dragged across the inside of the front of the embossing folder BEFORE running the cardstock thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. The ink adds TONS of depth!! Flowers are colored with the Calypso Coral Blends Duo.


This card used Always Artichoke on the embossing folder and Rich Razzleberry Blends Duo for the flower color. Which do you like best?? Sale-A-Bration is the time to stock up on BASICS and earn FREE ITEMS!!

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Petal Passion Designer Series Paper

Petal passion dsp

Black and White papers are SO easy to work with because they are neutral. Here is what I did with my very last sheet of Petal Passion Designer Series 12 X 12" Paper #145589.


 Using Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers, I colored one flower OR one group of the same flower as a "spotlight." The last of the scraps were attached to the envelopes with my favorite adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755. All products are available here at the blue SHOP & ORDER Banner. Try SPOTLIGHTING!

Paper Pumpkin's 5th Anniversary Special


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Get even MORE when you purchase a prepaid multi-month subscription during Sale-A-Bration! Purchase, then redeem your code by March 10 to begin your subscription. Give as gift, too!! Purchase a prepaid subscription HERE

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MORE from Brusho Scraps


My last post used the Daisy Delight Bundle and Brusho Crystal Colour. I just couldn't throw away the beautiful SCRAPS!! I grabbed a smaller image, Fruit Basket Bundle #145977, and got creating!


I chose the darker colored areas of the Brusho scraps to punch the strawberry images. I stamped the fruit bowl on a Whisper White circle and SLIT IT with an exacto knife to insert the fruits.


Next, I punched the pears from the lighter, more yellow areas of the scraps.


 This background paper, is Tutti-frutti 6X6" Designer Series Paper #145606 from the same suite of products. LOVE my scrappy results!! Use your resources wisely.

ALL products available right here in my online store! I appreciate your business and you will ALWAYS receive a hand-stamped thank you card. Check out my SHOPPER REWARDS right under the SHOP & ORDER banner at the top right. CREATE!

Daisy Delight meets Brusho Crystal Colour


I stamped the Daisy Delight (#145361 for Bundle) image onto a "practice sheet" of Brusho Crystal Colour #144101. I loved the colorful variegated petals that punched out!


I couldn't decide which I liked, so created both!


The center of this Daisy is the green from Myths & Magic 6X6" Glimmer Paper #145601 cut with a 1/2" Circle Punch. The words are Celebrate You Thinlits Dies #146840, a FREE item with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo.


This base card is Peekaboo Peach. I used the same green from the pack of Glimmer Pack and the same die pack. Which card do you like BEST??

STOP BACK to see what happened to the Brusho Sheet SCRAPS!!  All products are available right here in my online store.

Work of Art Man's Valentine


I needed a serious male Valentine - NO FRILLS!! Here is what I'm sending to a sweet 91 year old man in a nursing home - that I have never met. Word of mouth got back to me that he liked my monthly cards because they weren't flowery!! So NO bling for this guy! My local stamp club sends monthly handmade cards to specific residents. They LOVE IT! We love it, too. PLEASE send cards to those who can no longer get out and about. You will brighten their day AND your heart will feel good!! Do it!! 

Work of Art Stamp Set & Wood Textures Designer Series Paper