To A Wild Rose Stamp Set

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To A Wild Rose Bundle #151073 is a 3-step flower and leaf image design. HOWEVER, I wanted to use BLENDS to color it, so stamped only the outline image. 

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This is such a CHEERY card colored with Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Poppy Parade Stampin' Up! BLENDS, alcohol markers!

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The base is Poppy Parade card stock embossed with the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder #151811 for tons of TEXTURE!

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I love the versatility of this 3-step OR 1-step design!! My next post uses this same stamp set with a totally different result. Stop back!

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Free Pattern with Purchase

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Get this FREE Bird House Pattern exclusively from me when you purchase the FREE AS A BIRD BUNDLE #151123 or BIRD BALLAD SUITE #152190!!

All images on these two cards above were simply fussy cut from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper #149592 included in the suite!

 

 

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These cards feature hand stamped images colored with Stampin' Up! Blends Alcohol Markers. This pattern fits into a Stampin' Up! Medium Envelope #107301. This is such a wonderful SUMMER card for so many occasions!!

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Free as a Bird by Stampin' Up!

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I enjoy watching birds from my Stamp Office window! These little bird images are sweet and realistic! This is the brand NEW Free as a Bird stamp Set #149468.

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I used Stampin' Up! Blends Alcohol Markers as my color source. The background is a very light wash of Light Pool Party Blends to suggest sky.

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The Stitched Rectangles Dies #148551 make a perfect raised frame with interesting subtle detail! Try this!

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Good Morning Magnolia Bundle

Stampin' Up!'s 2019-20 Annual Catalog begins June 4th at NOON, Mt. Time!!! HURRAY!!

 

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The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle #151087 is the most STUNNING stamp set in the new catalog!!

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The Magnolia is lightly colored with Stampin' Blends, Highland Heather Combo #147276. The three card stock colors are NEW Purple Posy, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Regal hues for a regal image!

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The background is the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder #151801.

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"Good Morning Magnolia" is a MUST for your collection of floral stamp images! Available June 4th.

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Varied Vases Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

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I'm invited to a neighbor's home for TEA! I'm taking these sweet cards as a gift. I enjoy using the Varied Vases Bundle #148381. Get it by June 3rd for the 10% Bundle $AVINGS!!

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Use the Subtle Embossing Folder #143706 to add great texture to the vases punched out of Silver Foil Paper #132178.

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Use the handy Foam Adhesive Strips #141825 to elevate a frame, die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies #148551.

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I like the summery crispness of the Gingham Gala 6X6" Designer Series Paper #148554. The flowers are colored with Stampin' Up!'s Blends Alcohol Markers.

 

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Create eye catching coordination by using different colors of the same Designer Series Paper and one stamp set! TRY IT!

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set #145915 is my favorite stamp set for using Stampin' BLENDS alcohol marker. I love it's simple boldness. 

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I do not claim to be an artist, but using BLENDS gives me satisfaction! I color each flower petal individually. My method is color the entire petal with the light shade. Second, add the shading with the darker marker. Last, go over the edge where the light and dark meet with the light shade to soften. I used the Highland Heather Combo Pack of Blends Markers #147276.

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This is a nice "all-purpose" card to have on hand for many occasions! TRY IT!

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Tea Together by Stampin' Up!

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I'm a Tea drinker. Are you? This is the lovely Tea Together Stamp Set #148779 which I have paired with the Crackle Paint Background Stamp #148755 to get a vintage look!

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The soft color is Petal Pink and the images are stamped in Basic Grey, not black.

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Here is different card with two tea cups for you and your friend! This is such a lovely feminine stamp set. Find it in the 2019 Ocassions Catalog.

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Panel Card and Pattern

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Celebrate Springtime! This is Beautiful You Stamp Set #143637, layered onto Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies #148551.

20190330_104030 (2)This Panel Fold stands nicely for display and folds flat to fit a Stampin' Up! Medium Envelope.

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This is an easy fold. Simply score at 2" and 3-1/8" from each side!

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Try your own fancy fold Panel Card! You will love it!

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Country Floral Embossing Folder

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Using Stampin' Up! Blends alcohol markers, HIGHLIGHT one small grouping of flowers with color. 

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Group your sentiment near the highlighted flowers. These words are from the awesome Well Said Bundle #150609.

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Order the Well Said Bundle and the Country Floral Embossing Folder can be selected as your FREE ITEM till 3/31/2019!

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Beach Happy by Stampin' Up!

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I'm using Beach Happy Stamp Set #148585 today because March is GREAT beach weather here in Florida! The sun is warm, but the HEAT of summer has not arrived yet. (The sand gets extremely HOT in the summer - it hurts your bare feet.) I used my handy Stamparatus (positioning tool) #146276 with the 2-step "chair/umbrella" image to get perfect alignment!

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Both sentiments are layered with Crushed Curry color card stock to represent the "SUN!" The base card is Calypso Coral, a fun beachy color!

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Lovely Lattice and Blends

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I truly enjoy coloring with Stampin' Up!'s Blends alcohol markers!! These colors are Mango Melody Duo and Dark Highland Heather...very springy!

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The flower centers are shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897 which dries quickly and does not shed!

20190114_092454Inside. This is a great card to have ON HAND for immediately use!!

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2019 Sneak Peek

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I've been PLAYING with NEW stamps!! Here is a peek at the lovely hibiscus flower from the Humming Along Stamp Set in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I love to play with color using Stampin' BLENDS!!

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After coloring, I like the shimmer of Clear Wink of Stella #141897 on most flowers!! It applies quickly and dries fast. You will definitely see more of this lovely tropical flower beginning Jan. 3, 2019.

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Swaps

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Kathy Johnson of Forest Hill, MD is the creator of this crisp, pretty swap card! It features Serene Garden Bundle of 8 stamps and 6 dies #148395.

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Kathy used Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers for the color. Very nice, Kathy!

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This is a nice, simple holiday card I received as a swap, but don't have a name to give credit. This stamp set is the versatile Sheltering Tree #137163.

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Wink of Stella #141897 adds frosty shimmer to the wintery tree! Lovely!

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More Swaps

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As promised, more of my favorite OnStage swaps from last week. This unique layout caught my eye! Jo Ann Harris created this card using Peaceful Poinsettia Bundle #149962, New Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Blends Markers.

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The images are heat embossed with Silver and this poinsettia is shimmered with Wink of Stella #141897.

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I especially love the slashes of Silver Glimmer Paper!! #146960

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Here is a DELIGHTFUL birthday creation by Jackie O'Bryan of KS. Black really POPS the colors!! This is the cute Broadway Birthday Bundle #148321.

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Check out this UNIQUE detail: she ran a circle of Window Sheet #142314 thru the Subtle Embossing Folder # 143706!!! Very interesting texture!!

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All the color strips are popped out using the Foam Adhesive Strips #141825! This is a HAPPY card for ANYONE's Birthday!


Graceful Garden Stamp Set

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It's BLACK MAGIC Technique! How do you color on black cardstock?? #1 Heat emboss the image in White Embossing Powder. #2 Grab your BLENDS, alcohol markers, and start coloring the embossing. Easy and Impressive!

 

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The Stamp Set is called Graceful Garden #143849. I hadn't used this technique in a long time and my demonstrator friend Shari Wicks reminded me about it again. It's always a WOW!! Try it!

 

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Accented Blooms Stamp Set

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I'm not good at watercoloring. I really enjoy my BLENDS alcohol markers, though.  The color goes on smooth without streaking. The DUO shades make shading easier for me. I actually LIKE open image stamp sets now, that need coloring. It's relaxing!

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This is the versatile Accented Blooms Stamp Set # 146681 paired with the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch # 145667. If you don't like to mail bulky ribbons, Stampin' Up! Twines are the answer!! Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine # 124262.

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These are some of the NEW Blends colors in Autumn shades! The "HELLO" sentiment makes a great general use card to have on hand all the time.

 

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Autumn is here!

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Country Home Stamp Set

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Country Home Stamp Set #147678 has been a joy for me! It's seasonal and homey! I LOVE the NEW Granny Apple Green Blends Duo #147274  on the olde metal pitcher!! It's a FUN FLASH of color!

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TIP: see the black line behind the pitcher? It "grounds" the image. Without the line, the image "FLOATS!" Amazing what a simple line can do for your image!!

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It's time to stamp for Autumn & Thanksgiving! Make a card, Send a card!!

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Spirited Snowmen by Stampin' Up!

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Such a HAPPY fellow because he is surrounded by HAPPY COLORS of Real Red and Granny Apple Green! This is an easy format: simply cut 1" off the right front edge of your basic card. That piece becomes the banner by tucking 1" under the inside Whisper White layer and folding back over the front! PRESTO!

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This arrow shows where the 1" banner tab is tucked under the inside white layer.

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Blends were used to color the Spirited Snowman #148072. Time to start those Christmas cards!

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Buffalo Check

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Color makes all the difference!! I'm playing with all the Buffalo Check samples I recently made and posted. LOVE the versatility of the Buffalo Check Background Stamp #147797!!

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Checks stamped in NEW Mango Melody ink give a BRIGHT, CRISP feel. It's happy and youthful. This sweet little lion is from A Little Wild Stamp Set #144344.

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Cherry Cobbler and NEW Shaded Spruce inks create a wonderful CLASSIC, traditional Christmas feeling. Notice I added added lines within the checks with Shaded Spruce BLENDS marker! Sure changes the look. This adorable little tree is from Timeless Tidings Stamp Set #148936 20180913_160102

Lastly, Canjun Craze ink feels like chilly autumn and flannel shirts. I added TWO lines within the checks using Old Olive and Daffodil BLENDS markers. The sentiment is from Labels to Love Stamp Set #144967.

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Buffalo Check Background Stamp does it ALL!! It's a MUST for your collection!!

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Do MORE with Buffalo Check

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From Woodsman to Sweet Baby, BUFFALO CHECK background stamp #147797 has you covered!

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The Stamparatus Positioning Tools lets you print perfect checks. If you don't have that tool yet, this is my preferred printing method for large background stamps: lay the stamp rubber UP, ink up the stamp well, lay cardstock on top. Place a large piece of scrap paper on top and RUB thoroughly with your hand both horizontally and verically. You see my scrap paper on the right. Lift the cardstock straight up.

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The dark colored cardstock does not grab the ink as well as Whisper White and Very Vanilla. But this looks like FANNEL to me, perfect for masculine, outdoorsy cards! Black ink on Soft Suede Cardstock. Black ink on Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.

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The soft colors on Whisper White are Balmy Blue, Powder Pink and Sea Form. They remind me of Spring, Easter and BABIES!

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Crisp, bright Mango Melody and Real Red look like PICNICS and summer!

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CHANGE your check to a PLAID!! Simply draw consistent straight lines - SO EASY. I love BLENDS for this because the color goes on even. Start your lines OFF the edge of the cardstock. This is Cajun Craze ink on Whisper White Cardstock with Old Olive and Daffodil Blends. Definitely AUTUMN!

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Just check out the variety and VERSATILITY of Buffalo Check!! You MUST add this multi-occasion stamp from the Holiday Catalog to your collection!


Graceful Glass Vellum

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Do you love to color? THIS is for YOU!! These 3 stained glass panels were created with just one sheet of the NEW "Graceful Glass" 6X6" Specialty Designer Series VELLUM #146344! Use either Blends or Stampin' Write Markers to color on the backside of this EMBOSSED image vellum! So LOVELY!!

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Back the vellum panel with white cardstock to keep the colors true. All the flowers were sparkled with Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen #141897. Click the photo to see a larger detail.

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These designs work well for sympathy cards. Try Grace Glass Vellum!

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Accented Blooms with Blends

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Accented Blooms Stamp Set # 146678 wood OR # 146681 clear, has a coordinating punch called Tailored Tag # 145667! This set pairs perfectly with Stampin' Blends, alcohol markers!! Note how the lower flowers have a soft shadow of Light Crumb Cake Blends. The base card is embossed with the NEW Subtle Embossing Folder # 143706 that gives a "linen look!"

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On this card I did a Resist Technique for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and heat embossed it using Clear Embossing Powder. Next, I used the Old Olive Blends Marker to write over the "hello" which had no clear embossing on the letters.

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I highly recommend this lovely Accented Blooms and Tailored Tag Punch for your collection! ALL Stampin' BLENDS are in stock now so get them while you can! You will love them - I do!!

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Team Catalog Open House

Visit my TEAM's Kick Off:
 
2018-2019
Annual Catalog Open House  
Fri.,  June 15, 2018  Noon - 7 pm
Sat., June 16, 2018 10 am - 3 pm
 
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Sometimes you need quick, simply summer stampin'! This sweet notecard is created with Varied Vases Bundle #148381, a BIG FAVORITE of mine from the NEW Annual Catalog! The vase is shaded with Stampin' Up! BLENDS alcohol markers, punched out and dimensionalized!
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I try to keep these finished notecards on hand for quick mailing! This is a fun BUNDLE to add to your collection!!
 

Love What You Do

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NEW ink pad colors add so many more color combos for you!! This card features the products in the May Early Release Promo! The new Blueberry Bushel ink pad pairs nicely with the current Calypso Coral! These "dots" are part of the two-step images for flowers...but they stand alone very sweetly as classic polka dots!!

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Share What You Love Suite

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This is a sweetly simple card! These charming little flowers are from the Early Release May 2018 Promo. The color is Calypso Coral.

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Note the dry embossed image peeking out under the layer! It's the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder! Another new item in the May Promo!

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YOU can purchase these BRAND NEW products NOW, plus the NEW 2018-20 In Color ink pads!!

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set

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Here is a "comparison" for you today! Two different ways to use the lovely images from Beautiful Day Stamp Set #145915. This red butterfly on vellum, emphasizes the boldness of the outline. 

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That emphasis is achieved by using ANY dark color ink for this image.

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This time the outline is a light ink which gives a totally different effect. The colors in the wings are more prominent now. The outlines are secondary. The ink is Soft Sky for the image, colored with Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Old Olive Blends.

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 Try both dark and light outlines for totally different results! 

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Southern Serenade plus Vellum

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I NEVER have enough floral images! Southern Serenade Stamp Set #145921 has a lovely lacey image to pair with the floral. I got out Vellum #101856 which I have neglected far too long! This is the "Stained Glass" Technique. Stamp the image on Vellum, dry, color on the BACKSIDE. It's a nice soft look. This is Pink Pirouette cardstock and Blends. Stampin' Write Markers can be used as well.

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I scored the left edge of the vellum and wrapped it around the back of the layer to attach. I "hid" a glue dot on the back of a flower center to keep the Vellum flap in place.

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Another version - I used Blushing Bride Cardstock and Light Calypso Coral Blends on Vellum. This is a special sympathy card that has already gone in the mailbox.

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Try this good old "Stained Glass" Technique!! I'm sorry Blends are sold out at the moment, but never fear - they are coming! Keep them on your Wish List!

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Beautiful Day Stamp Set

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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!!

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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!

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

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Petal Palette Bundle

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This sweet Chickadee stole my heart! Ink him in Basic Gray, then add Basic Black Marker to the rubber of cap, beak and throat for a realistic result!

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This lovely watercolor Bundle has 15 images & 10 coordinating dies...plus it qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item thru March 31, 2018! 

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Colors: base card is Pink Pirouette, banner is Pear Pizzazz, Blends Markers for flowers are Pink Pirouette and Old Olive. Clear Wink of Stella on flowers for shimmer!

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Texture for the base card is the NEW Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

This lovely bundle is coming up in my LOCAL class: Feb. 16 & 17 at 9:30 am. Check EVENTS at top of page for details and join us!


Birthday Blooms with Blends

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I'm practicing with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Blends alcohol markers that will be release on NOV. 1st! I'm not a pro, but it sure is fun to play! I love that these markers do not streak. This is the Calypso Coral Duo and the Old Olive Duo marker sets used with the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set #140655 wood or #140658 clear mount.

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Next, I played with the Pink Pirouette Duo Set for a really soft look.

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Did you notice the looped ribbon against the Silver Foil Paper embossed with the Layered Leaves 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder #143704 ?? Go to my Facebook Business Page for a chance to WIN FREE BLENDS: click here  While you are there, please LIKE my page! Appreciated!


How to add Roots to Climbing Orchid

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I have about 50 orchids, a small collection by Florida standards! Orchid gardening is my "brain refresh" when my creative juices quit flowing - LOL! Most orchids have roots that escape the pot, because they are "EPIPHYTES" (air plants.) So I decided to add that unique root element to my design. I used the HAPPY BIRTHDAY Thinlits Dies #143700 and cut off some curly ques that made perfect roots for my card create with the Climbing Orchid Bundle #143723.

Easter in August Dec. 2016 roots

Here is an example of healthy orchid roots - they prefer the outside of the pot!

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This orchid pot is a 2-1/4" Circle Punch which I cut off the top and bottom. Make some unique orchid designs by adding realistic roots! Try it!!