New Catalog … New Stamp Set … New Technique!!

H-E-L-L-O my Stampin’ Friends!!

I am really excited to share this post with you today!  Monday night I went to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog Premiere party!  They commissioned theaters all over the US … over 71oo demonstrators were at the theaters and over 400 at the “Red Carpet” LIVE event!  Wish I could have gone to that but it was in California.

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I went with my friend and downline member Cindy.  Duh … I didn’t even think of taking a camera.  I would have been fun to share some pictures of the theater and all the demonstrators.  However … I do have a picture of my stuff!!

Here is the new catalog (no, sorry … can’t post pictures of the inside) but I do have a stamp set to share with you too.  You will also see the new “Stampin’ Success” magazine which all demonstrators recieve and is filled with helpful tips for stamping and running our businesses.

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Yes, those are “POPCORN” Jelly Belly’s … a must have when attending a theater! 🙂  I can’t wait to share the new catalog with you!  How would you like to come to a catalog release party??  Let me know … or tell me what kind of catalog party you would like!!

On to the new stamp set … “Work of Art”.  It’s not typically my style, but Stampin’ Up! showed us some fun ways to use the stamp set.  It’s full of neat images that work great with water coloring and more.

Here is my first card with my new stamp set, from the new catalog …

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The technique is called “Ombre” … it is a graduation of color.  I used Bermuda Bay on my card.  I began with the Watercolor paper and Spritzer.  I spritzed my water color paper lightly.  Then, I took the “swish” and after inking it up … stamped off 2 times, then stamped on my paper.

Then next “swish” was only stamped off once, and then the last was just stamped directly onto the watercolor paper.  It’s simple … but I like it.  Hope you like it as well.  I think I will be playing with this stamp set quite a bit.  I added a simple butterfly and a bit more bling colored with a Sharpie.

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Hmmm … speaking of coloring you embellishments, I can’t wait until you get your hands on the new “Blendabilities” markers.  Woo Hoo.  I’ll be putting in a nice pre-order in May and can’t wait to show you!!  Watch for upcoming classes.

Want a FREE catalog??

If you are in one of my clubs or an on-line shopper – you will receive yours as soon as they are released. New shoppers can get a FREE catalog from me by placing a $50 or more order from my stampin’ store (click this link, then click the shop now button at the bottom of the page)

Orders from your FREE catalog begin today through May 30th!!  Once I get your order notification from Stampin’ Up! I will send a catalog directly to your home 🙂

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a happy day ~

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