feminine, Free Product, Handmade Cards, Mother's Day, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Love is Mother’s Day

Dear Crafters,

It’s only another week and half until Sale-a-bration ends for another year 😦

Today, I share a card using the Love is Kindness stamp in some of my favourite colours; Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand.

Love is Kindness

The base card is Sahara Sand with another layer stamped with the Dictionary background stamp in coordinating ink and sponged edges.

I then added a layer of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim from the Occasions Catalogue. The next layer is Crisp Cantaloupe with Lost Lagoon and the top layer is Whisper White. On this top layer I stamped the Love is Kindness image in Black ink and coloured the stems with Lost Lagoon and the blooms with the Calyspo Coral Blendabilities. The wrap around the flowers was stamped again onto Sahara Sand card and fussy cut before adding to the white card.

I added some Crisp Cantaloupe sequins to the bottom with glue dots!

Love is Kindness

I even added a coordinating Calyspo Coral ribbon bow.

I stamped the inside of the card as well with the Dictionary background stamp, something that is a must in all my cards, as you know, along with the envelope!

Love is Kindness  Love is Kindness

Aren’t they just stunning colours together?!!

Blendabilities Update

I am VERY sad to share this news with you that the Blendabilties alcohol markers have been discontinued, as some have arrived dry to our customers. In a nutshell, the manufacturer is unable to correct the problem and provide Stampin’ Up! with a solution. Therefore the product line has been discontinued. The good news is that Stampin’ Up! is committed to ONLY selling the BEST products available, so rather than ship a defective product and continue to send replacements, they have made this decision.

The Memento Black Ink pad and refill will still be available (and that’s great news because it’s an awesome black inkpad!)

What should you do?

If you currently have a pack of Blendabilities on backorder that you purchased, do nothing, you will receive a refund from Stampin’ Up! within the next month.

If you feel you have a defective package of Blendabilities, please contact Stampin’ Up! Demo Support at 1 800 787 867.

If you need ideas for colouring your images, we still have our great Stampin’ Write Markers, our Blender Pens, and our AquaPainters to use with your Stampin’ Up! ink pads.

Note: due to the unavailability of the Blendabilities as part of the advertised Sale-a-bration offering, some of the other Sale-a-bration products MAY run out. Stamp sets will be available through to 31st March, but the other items MAY risk selling out.

There is under 3 weeks left of Sale-a-bration, so if you want your free gifts, be sure to add them to your order of $90+.

Have a wonderful day!

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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feminine, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards, Masculine, Pens for Colouring

From the Herd

Hello Crafters,

Well here is a bit of fun I want to share with you today, something from the Occasions Catalogue that is a bit corny, but I just had to have!!!! lol

I think this stamp set will get great use, as it can be coloured any way you like, whether using Blendabilities, water colour or markers. And check out the sentiment!!!!

From the Herd

I have used Blendabilities to colour the images.

Here is a close up. I love the little bird on the back of the bison!

From the Herd

Be sure to decorate the inside on your card also!

From the Herd

What are your thoughts of this card? I love these colours together, they are so soft, subtle and feminine.

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

 

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feminine, Handmade Cards, Pens for Colouring

A happy thing

Dear Crafters,   

Have you been enjoying all the sale items and freebies coming your way when you place your SU orders?

Well I certainly have, and here is another stamp set that I got for FREE for placing a $90 order!

I love this cute little birdie from the stamp set, A Happy Thing as he reminds me of the Kingfisher bird, so I had to colour him in with my Blendabilities.

A Happy Thing

I stamped him initially with the Memento Black ink pad before using my Blendabilities. I used the Coastal Cabana and the Night of Navy sets to give the extra tones required. I used a little of the Cherry Cobbler also on his beak.

A Happy Thing

I used Pool Party and Coastal Cabana card stock for the card layers and use the Decorative Dots TIEF on the lighter layer before adding a doilie. I used my circle framelits for each of the circles and added a small bow to finish off.

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

If you wish to place an order between now and the 31st March, you may be entitled to some FREE Sale-a-bation items.

If you order $90 in product, you choose 1 item FREE

If you order $180 in product, you choose 2 items FREE

If you order $300 in product, you choose 3 items FREE and get $50 to spend on anything in any catalogue

If you order $400 in product, you choose 4 items FREE and get $100 to spend on anything in any catalogue

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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Pens for Colouring, Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals

Dear Crafters,

Weekly Deals copy

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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Challenges, feminine, JAI, Pens for Colouring

Love Is Kindness at JAI

Hello Crafters,

Today I am getting back into some challenges, so I begin with a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a Colour Combination Challenge JAI#248.

I saw this colour combination and fell in love straight away. I reckon these colours go so well together and I just received my Love Is Kindness stamp this week, so couldn’t wait to ink it up!

Love Is Kindness

The base card is Pool Party with a layer of Sahara Sand stamped with the Dictionary Background stamp in the coordinating ink. Then a piece of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim wrapped around this layer, before gluing it to the card base.

The flowers are stamped on Whisper White card stock using the Night of Navy ink and coloured with the set of Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities. The leaves are coloured using the Pool Party ink and the Aqua Painter. This layer is mounted onto Rich Razzleberry card stock and added to the card with dimensionals.

Love Is Kindness

I stamped the image a second time onto Sahara Sand cardstock and fussy cut the newspaper wrapping and added it with dimensionals, before adding a linen thread bow.

I added some candy dots to the bottom corner.

Be sure tho decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope helps tie it all together!

Love Is Kindness

Oh yay! I got an Honorable Mention for my card for this challenge!!!!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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feminine, Handmade Cards

All Abloom

Hello Crafters,

Today I am going back to the Annual Catalogue and selecting one of the Hostess Sets, Bloom with Hope to create some cards.

I thought they would go nicely with the All Abloom Designer Paper Stack.

I just love the colours and patterns in these papers, plus they are some of my favourite SU Colours; Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White.

This card features the Bloom With Hope Stamp Set which is perfect for colouring with our Blendabilities.

Bloom with Hope     Bloom with Hope

The ribbons and layering give added texture and dimension.

Here is a close up of my colouring. It doesn’t need to be perfect in any way, as long as you have some blended tone on tone, you get the results!

Bloom with Hope

Here is another example using different colour blendabilities.

Bloom with Hope   Bloom with Hope

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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Pens for Colouring

Blendabilities

Hello Crafters,

I have some exciting news for those of you who use our Blendabilities!

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers are exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets that come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same colour), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colours. We recommend using Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of our cardstocks will add a unique look to your project. We also recommend that you only use them with ink pads from our list of compatible pads. And because traditional alcohol markers require a bit of training, we’ve developed a few videos to ensure that Blendabilities are easy-to-use for everyone! You can visit www.youtube.com/user/stampinupvideo to view them.

What Sets Them Apart:

  • The Stampin’ Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away!
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine.
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
  • Colour coded caps.
  • Stampin’ Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, and can be used with transparent sheets

Stampin’ Blendabilities are designed to work with our Memento Ink Pad. The markers also work well with several of our Classic Stampin’ Pads, noted below. Keep in mind that colours not listed are prone to smearing and aren’t recommended for use with Stampin’ Blendabilities. Also, remember that you’ll get the best blending results using Whisper White Cardstock, and when the stamped image is completely dry.

Classic Stampin’ Pads:
Always Artichoke
Baked Brown Sugar
Blushing Bride
Calypso Coral
Coastal Cabana
Crisp Cantaloupe
Crumb Cake
Crushed Curry
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Hello Honey
Marina Mist
Melon Mambo
Lost Lagoon
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
Pink Pirouette
Pistachio Pudding
Pool Party
Pumpkin Pie
Sahara SandSmoky Slate
So Saffron
Soft Sky
Tangelo Twist
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder

 

The Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

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Happy Stamping,

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Bloom with Hope

Hello Crafters,

Well who would of thought that it is already the last day of Term 3 and we look forward to spending the next two weeks home with the kids on school holidays!

We don’t have any plans as yet, but I am sure amongst the necessary hair cuts and appointments, there will be some day trips to the zoo as well as some crafting days with the kids.

This card features the Bloom With Hope Stamp Set which is a hostess set for this year and perfect for colouring with our Blendabilities.

Bloom with Hope

Colours used are Rich Razzleberry and Wisteria Wonder. The flowers are coloured with the Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities.

The ribbon and layering are Wisteria Wonder.

Bloom with Hope

Here is a close up of my colouring. It doesn’t need to be perfect in any way, as long as you have some blended tone on tone, you get the results!

 

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is jam-packed with amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures bursting with ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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feminine, Pens for Colouring

Bloom with Hope & Blendabilities

Hello Crafters,

Bloom with Hope is bound to be a stamp set any Hostess will want to purchase with their Hostess Dollars when they gather some friends together for a Stampin’ party! Here is one example of how easy it is to use, colouring with the Blendabilities markers. This takes us all back to our childhood, colouring in!!!!

Bloom with Hope

I used Wisteria Wonder card stock to create the base of the card. The next layer is white card stock embossed with the decorative dots embossing folder. The DSP is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.

I love the little banner of silver glimmer paper to just add the right amount of sparkle and the pearls for a touch of class!

 

The Annual Catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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feminine, Pens for Colouring

Sneak Peek ~ Blendabilities & In This Together stamp set

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you some cards using the new Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers, Blendabilities and a new stamp set in the upcoming annual catalogue, In This Together.

I am just loving this stamp set, which has 3 stamps, but so far I have only used one of them!

I have stamped each of the images in Memento Black Ink which is also new to the Stampin’ Up! range, for specific use with the Blendabilities. Stazon will not work with these alcohol marker, as it will bleed.

The colour scheme used on this card is: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight & Black!

Blendabilities     IMG_4857

I embossed the Old Olive cardstock with the Beautifully Baroque TIEF. I coloured the feminine figure with the Blendabilities; her hair and skin with the skin tones set and her dress with the Old Olive set & Daffodil Delight set.

The Blendabilities come in sets of 3, being a Stampin’ Up! colour and 2 tones of it. So these coordinate with all of our other products, awesome!

Here is another sample using the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities!

IMG_4853     IMG_4855

I then decided to make another with the Calypso Coral set, combined with the Coastal Cabana ones!

IMG_4852     IMG_4856

Can you tell I just love using these alcohol markers?!!! I can’t wait for 1st July so I can order some more colours!!!!!

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last!

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Happy Stamping,
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