Color Me Happy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to share my tips and techniques from last nights Facebook Live video along with the cute card I created. I’m going to show you two ways to “color” or dye the fabulous “Bedazzled” Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog .. then I’ll be sharing a few more tips on coloring.

Join me for a sit down while I show you these great tips and how I got to finish my card!

I have to chuckle a little when I watch this back … I don’t know how I can misplace things when they are sitting right beside me!! Jitters … I guess. You can tell when I get a little nervous, I start talking faster! I’ll just keep practicing … but if you like the projects and you get some good information from this … that’s what it’s all about.

I love the way this card turned out … and I hope you give it a try! Remember the Be Dazzling Specialty paper is a Sale-a-bration item and is FREE with a qualifying purchase. I’ll have a list of ingredients below for you.

Your base is Old Olive and measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and you will score at 4-1/4″. The other Old Olive piece will measure 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ and will be the mat for the pumpkin. The card front is Very Vanilla and measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ … the small Vanilla piece is 3″ x 3-1/2″ and both were embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder to give the card a soft texture.

I used Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to color / dye my ovals and the Old Olive to color my leaves. I also used the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends to dye my White Bakers Twine which I wrapped around a paint brush (let dry) to create my curly vines.

The stem for my pumpkin came from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper… lucky I didn’t throw that little piece of scrap away!! Now it’s time to layer all together. Remember to start with one oval that should be front & center … the other two will go on each side.

My greeting comes from the Festive & Bright stamp set … I purchased this one because it contains many holidays so I can use it longer! You will have to stamp your greeting “before” you emboss it with your embossing folder.

Now I had some more fun with the beautiful White Glitter Organdy ribbon … If you have Stampin’ Blends … you can dye this any color you want!! OMGosh, it’s sooo pretty! The glitter picks up the color you’re dying it and totally transforms it.

I hope you enjoyed the video and all the tips I’ve share to expand the usage of your products … I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t share the full value of these amazing items.

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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Oh No … Our favorite Designer Paper is Retiring!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my, it’s always hard to say goodbye to awesome products, but the True Love Designer Paper has been a staple in my stamping supplies for the past 6 months. Today I’m going to share all the different ways we have used the True Love Designer Series paper!

Let’s begin with a simple background ….

These beautiful papers in Black & White lend themselves to be used with many other techniques … it allows them to shine.

Here’s one you may have forgot about; Using Scraps to Create a beautiful card. This super simple technique creates a fun pattern …. and a great way for you to use up your scraps! All you need to do is add a greeting! I embellished it with a daisy and added some ribbon for a touch of texture!

The next up is the soft and pretty effect you get when you use your blending brushes to color the black and white images. I did add a little color from my Stampin’ Blends for the leaves, but I love how the brushed on color “goes out of the lines” to create a beautiful softness to the True Love Designer Paper.

If you prefer the “clean” look … I have the pattern colored strickly with the Stampin’ Blend Markers. Same pattern … Same color … I just wanted to show how different these two techniques look on your designer paper.

One of my favorites, and not something we normally don’t think to do: COLOR THE BACKGROUND. I was amazed the first time I saw someone do this technique … who would have thought!? I’m just glad they did, and shared it. Coloring the background just really made our pretty flowers pop off the page.

I have some fun with this one! Not only did I color the back ground, I did the flowers as well. This time though, I used my “Sponge Daubers” to add color to my flowers. They are smaller that the brush heads so you can get a little more precise with your ink placement. Both techniques add soft color your paper.

One of my favorite techniques to do on “any” black & white designer paper is to create an Ombre effect, shown below. I love all the options you have when working with a designer paper in Black and White … and your color pallet is limitless!! You can create “any” color designer paper now … and it’s FUN!!

I know there are more techniques we can do … how about a soft watercoloring, or bring out your Watercolor Pencils and Blender pen!! The possibilities are endless. The True Love Designer Paper “IS” on the Retiring List … so if you like it, don’t wait … it here only while supplies last.

Thanks for hanging out with me as we revisited some of the great techniques you can do with this special paper!

Have yourself a fun & creative day ~

Oh the Things We Can Do with Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~ Happy April 1st!! No Foolin’ … today I’m going to share all the different ways we have used the True Love Designer Series paper!

Let’s begin with one you may have forgot about; Using Scraps to Create a beautiful card. This super simple technique creates a fun pattern …. just add a greeting! Oh yes, and I added the Daisy Punch too.

The next up is the soft and pretty effect you get when you use your blending brushes to color the black and white images. I did add a little color from my Stampin’ Blends for the leaves, but I love how the brushed on color “goes out of the lines” to create a beautiful softness to the True Love Designer Paper.

If you prefer the “clean” look … I have the pattern colored strickly with the Stampin’ Blend Markers. Same pattern … Same color … I just wanted to show how different these two techniques look on your designer paper.

One of my favorites, and not something we normally don’t think to do: COLOR THE BACKGROUND. I was amazed the first time I saw someone do this technique … who would have thought!? I’m just glad they did, and shared it. Coloring the background just really made our pretty flowers pop off the page.

I have some fun with this one! Not only did I color the back ground, I did the flowers as well. This time though, I used my “Sponge Daubers” to add color to my flowers. They are smaller that the brush heads so you can get a little more precise with your ink placement. Both techniques add soft color your paper.

And …. yesterday’s card, where I showed you how to create an Ombre effect on your Black & White True Love Designer paper! I love all the options you have when working with a designer paper in Black and White … and your color pallet is limitless!! You can create “any” color designer paper now … and it’s FUN!!

I know there are more techniques we can do … how about a soft watercoloring, or bring out your Watercolor Pencils and Blender pen!! The possibilities are endless. The True Love Designer Paper “IS” on the Retiring List … so if you like it, don’t wait … it here only while supplies last.

Thanks for hanging out with me as we revisited some of the great techniques you can do with this special paper!

Have yourself a fun & creative day ~

Celebrating the Rose with Fun Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it half way through the week and we are quickly heading into the weekend! I love Thursdays 🙂  The “technique” card I was going to show you today will be showcased tomorrow, so today I have 3 beautiful cards created with the Wild Rose stamp set ….

The first card…  “Blessed to Know You” card demonstrates the Three-step Stamping technique. I always begin with my “Line Image”, it helps me align the next two stamps.

My “True Friendship” card is simple yet shows two techniques on this card.  The first is creating your background which gives you nice depth … this is color on color (Basic Gray Cardstock with Basic Gray ink). Then second technique is sponging … With a sponge dauber I added color onto the image, then a touch of my Wink of Stella!

The third card, my “Hello” card features the “Coloring with Stampin’ Blends” technique … I find this technique so relaxing. Remember coloring as a child, yes, that feeling!

First, I chose my color pallet; Whisper White and Highland Heather. I stamped the rose image with the Momento ink and began to color it with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Duo. I begin by coloring a petal with the light marker, then add the dark marker at the part of the petal that is closest to the center and over the lines in the rose. Then I go back over the dark with the lighter marker to blend the colors … you can always add a little more dark again. I leave the edges of the petals as light as I can.

The center is colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Marker and then the rose is die cut.  The leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  The lattice piece was cut in Whisper White and Highland Heather and then layered to create an added dimension to the card.  The white base was stamped with the “Hello” from the stamp set and then the entire piece was embossed using the “Subtle” Folder.

Have you fallen in love with this amazing bundle yet?  I find it so versatile and easy to use. How would you like these cards?

Thank you for joining me today and checking out my To A Wild Rose Cards and the Fun Techniques used to create them. Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shared today.

Hope your day is filled with beauty … pass it on.

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Country Home Hello

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a good weekend and I hope you enjoyed my card yesterday from our Country Lane Product Suite. If you haven’t had enough … then I have another card to share with you that features the Country Home stamp set.

Many moons ago before I had my children I used to work in a flower shop, and this card takes me back to the late 70’s when dried flower arrangements were popular and so was arranging them in pitchers & coffee pots … a little bit country!  What’s interesting is that I have one of those mini blue tin coffee pots on my stove right now!!

I wanted this card to be a bit more rustic since yesterday we had the galvanized background, so I started with the Wood Textures Designer Series paper stack (I love browns and blues together).  I wanted to add some texture so I used a 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake and ran it through the Corrugated Dynamic embossing folder.

Next I added a strip of the Chicken Wire Elements and added the beautiful new Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon… this ties the two elements together without leaving a harsh edge.  Then I tucked my sweet little “hello” onto the card.

I used the Stamparatus again to stamp my images…. one of the reasons was because I had precut the ovals and then placed them in a template, this is a true paper saver.

Just like yesterday, I used the Stampin’ Blends – the alcohol markers.  I colored the sides of my coffee tin with the Night of Navy first, then filled in the entire pot. I used the Color Lifter to lighten the center and create my “light source” … where the light would hit your object.

I did the same with all my colors, started with the dark and colored over with the lighter shade.  The berries were colored yellow (Yellow and Blue are for our Brewers!!)  And Marge … if you are reading this, please give me a call.

I colored the center flower in Night of Navy and again used the Color Lifter, after which I added a touch of the Wink of Stella to the flower and the light area of my coffee tin.

This stamp set and the cards I have created brought back many memories, whether they were of grandpa’s farm of working in the flower shop … it was a nice stroll down memory lane.

Thanks so much for coming with me … Let’s kick off this week with a warm hello.

Enjoy your day ~

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Simply Sunday: Simply Country

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this fine Sunday? Hope you are enjoying your weekend. With the chill in the air … I’ve been doing some stamping and preparing for my upcoming retreat. Yesterday morning I hosted my Saturday Stamp Club and I would like to share one of the cards that we made.

This month my clubs focused on the Country Land product suite on pages 42 and 43 of the Holiday Catalog. Today’s card features the Country Home stamp set, Galvanized Metallic paper, the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and the Stampin’ Blends to create a simply beautiful card.

We first embossed the Galvanized paper with the Tin Tile embossing folder … these two combined are simply stunning. Gives you that old Farmhouse ceiling look! In keeping with the farmhouse look, I chose the Milk Can again and demonstrated how to attach the stamps onto the plates of the Stamparatus for perfect alignment.

Once we stamped our images…  we punched two of the corners with the Detailed Trio punch. You can find that on page 211 of the Annual Catalog.  We also punched the corners on the inside piece of our card.  We added the new Metallic Pearls to both the punched corners and our greeting!

Before assembling the card we colored … that is always such a relaxing thing to do, and with the Stampin’ Blends its also easy. We started with the milk can using the Smoky Slate / Dark and brought it down both sides of the can twice. Once that was done, we took the Smoky Slate / Light and colored in the entire can, then went over the area between the light and the dark to blend them. It’s almost like magic!! Here is my color pallet …

So not only did they get to learn the basics on the Stamparatus but got to see the amazing ease at which color-blending with the Stampin’ Blends can be. And who didn’t fall in love with the Tin Tile and Galvanized paper combo!

I hope you enjoyed todays card and please feel free to check out my schedule HERE for the date and time of my clubs and think about joining us … I usually have a couple spots for guests.

Thank you for joining me on this beautiful Sunday…

and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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