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Friday, August 26, 2011

Water Color Class Card #5

The last card, #5, shows the Direct From Crayon and Salted Watercolor Wash Background.

Direct From Crayon - use Blender Pen or Aqua Painter to pick up color right from the crayon, then color in image. Gives a more intense color.

Salted Watercolor Wash Background - similar to the watercolor wash background on Card #2. After blending the background color(s) sprinkle salt on the paper. Allow to dry, brush off the salt. Gives a speckled or marbled look.

Colors on this card are Pacific Point, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.

If you're looking for some older, retired stamps and accessories or just want a great deal on some stamping supplies, click on "Retired Stampin' Up! For Sale" at the top of the page! Stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, punches, rub-ons, ink cartridges and more! All marked down from the original retail price!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Water Color Class Card #4

Card #4 shows the Watercolor Bleed Technique. The image is stamped on watercolor paper with Jet Black Staz On. Color with two or more colors of Watercolor Wonder Crayons (you don't need to fill in the entire image). Use an Aqua Painter to fill in the image. Add water a drop at a time onto the colored areas and let it spread and blend the colors. Allow to dry.

Colors on this card are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.

Do you love Stampin' Up! ribbon but can't afford to buy full rolls of every color? Would you like to get a few yards of each color? Join a Product Share! Click on "Product Shares"  at the top of the page to find out more!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Water Color Class Card #3

Card #3 shows the Direct to Stamp Technique- color directly onto your stamp with the crayons. Don't press hard- you don't want to break your crayons. Lightly mist with water. Stamp image. 

For this card, the technique was ussed on the solid flower and leaves images to fill in the outlines that were stamped in Jet Black Staz On. Colors used are Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Water Color Class Card #2

Card #2 uses lots of techniques...Palette (described for Card #1 yesterday), Direct To Paper, Pulled Color and Watercolor Wash Background.

The colors used on this card are Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight. Images are stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Jet Black Staz On.

Direct To Paper- color image with crayon (no need to push hard- you only need a light touch with the crayons and you don't need to fill it all in). Use a Blender Pen to move the color around and fill in the image.

Pulled Color- color just part of the image. Use a Blender Pen  or Aqua Painter to pull the color and fill in the image. This is good for shading.

Watercolor Wash Background- scribble color for the background around the stamped images (don't try to color the whole background). Use a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter to go over the background and blend the lines away. Leave some white space in and around the background.

Check out my Calendar Of Events page to see what classes I have coming up!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Water Color Class Card #1

Instead of a Stamp-A-Stack, I decided to shake things up a little and do a Technique Class this month! There are several Stampin' Up! demonstrators who sell class planners to other demos. They have designed all the projects and include instructions so demos can purchase the info and use it for their own classes. I purchased this class from Debbie McNeill. Since these are her projects and she sells the instructions, I will only be showing parts of the cards we made. If you are interested in making these cards, I will be doing this class again. All of the cards are made with the Flower Fancy stamp set and use the Brights Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

Card #1 shows the Palette Technique

Stamp image on card stock or watercolor paper with Jet Black Staz On. Make a palette by  coloring spots with crayons on a the cover of the Watercolor Crayons box or a window sheet. Use a Blender Pen to pick up the color and color in your image. This images was colored with Regal Rose and Old Olive.

I'll be showing the other techniques from this class all week. Please check back each day to read about them! If you would like to order any of the supplies used for these cards, please go to my online store:

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 15, 2011

SUDSOL Blog Tour!

Welcome to the SUDSOL Blog Tour! Have you heard of SUDSOL? It's Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line! And it's a great group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who share project ideas, patterns, techniques, flyers, forms, business tips and more with each other! It's a great way to grow your business! Are you a demonstrator? Would you be interested in learning more about SUDSOL or trying a FREE two week trial? Click on the logo below to check it out!

Now on to the tour! We're showcasing items from the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. There are so many cool new products! I decided to focus on the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch (page 213, #122361 $16.95).

One of the first things I thought of when I saw this punch was ice cream cones! Especially since the top of the Cupcake Builder Punch reminded me of a scoop of ice cream! Put the two together and you have the perfect ice cream cone for your stamping and scraping projects!

STAMPS: Create A Cupcake
CARD STOCK: Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede
INK: Soft Suede
PUNCHES: Cupcake Builder, Petite Pennants Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border

Another version of the ice cream cone (can you tell I like ice cream?)! I love the Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper and used the colors in it to make this card.

STAMPS: Pennant Parade
CARD STOCK: So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Whisper White
INK: Soft Suede
PUNCHES: Cupcake Builder, Petite Pennants Builder, 2 1/2" Circle

No ice cream this time! I haven't done a Gate Fold card for quite awhile, and thought it would be cute to do one with the Pennants holding it closed. I still had everything out from doing the Ice Cream Circle Card (above), so I used the same colors and DSP. Score your standard 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" card stock at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8". Just think how easy this will be with the new Simply Scored that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog (pages 6-7)! Woohoo! LOVE IT! It has tracks every 1/8"!

STAMPS: Pennant Parade
CARD STOCK: So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
PUNCHES: Petite Pennants Builder, 3/4" Circle

The greeting on the inside is from Happiest Birthday Wishes, stamped in Wild Wasabi. This set is a Hostess Set (page 10) and can be purchased with your Hostess Dollars when your workshop is at least $150!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the projects I made!

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* If you would like to make cards like these, come to my classes! Check out my "Calendar of Events" towards the top of my blog to see what's coming up!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm Going To Be Part Of The SUDSOL Blog Tour August 16th!

Make sure you visit you my blog on August 16th to start the SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) Blog Tour! If you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like more info about SUDSOL, click on the logo above!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Want A Little Bit Of Everything?

Do you look at all of the ribbon in the catalog and wish you could have a little bit of all of them? Or maybe you would love to have some of all the brads but can’t justify the cost of buying them all?
I’ve got the perfect solution for you! Product Shares! I’ll order one of everything and split them among those who are participating. So everyone will get a “share” without having to buy it all themselves!


3/8” Ruffled Ribbon – $12 per share  (3)

2011 Rebrand Packaging Shell

5 people receive 2 yards each of 5 colors = 10 yards total
  • Calypso Coral
  • Island Indigo
  • Lucky Limeade
  • Pool Party
  • Wisteria Wonder

1/2” Scallop Dots Ribbon – $19 per share (3)

2011 Rebrand Packaging Shell

5 people receive 2 yards each of 10 colors = 20 yards total
  • Basic Black
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Marina Mist
  • Melon Mambo
  • More Mustard
  • Old Olive
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Tangerine Tango

1/2” Seam Binding – $12 per share (3)


5 people receive 2 yards each of 7 colors = 14 yards total
  • Always Artichoke
  • Baja Breeze
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Crumb Cake
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Rose Red
  • Very Vanilla


Brads – $8.50 per share


4 people will receive 5 each of 24 colors = 120 brads total
  • Brights
  • Subtles
  • Regals
  • Neutrals

Glimmer Brads – $6 per share


4 people will receive 2 each of 20 colors = 40 brads total
  • Basics
  • Brights
  • Subtles
  • In Color 2010-2012

Flower Brads – $11 per share


4 people will receive 2 each of 24 colors = 48 brads total
  • Brights
  • Subtles
  • Regals
  • Neutrals

OK, if you are interested, please let me know which product or products you would like. Prices include shipping and tax. You are welcome to buy more than 1 share of a product. As soon as I have enough people to do a share, I will order the product. When it comes to me, I will divide and repackage everything so it’s ready to go to you! I WILL NOT HAVE PRODUCT ON HAND, as that is considered Cash ‘n Carry, which is against Stampin’ Up!’s policy. Orders will be placed as needed and I will try not to keep you waiting any longer than I have to. Numbers in ( ) are how many shares are reserved at this point.

Please let me know if there are other products you would like to buy as shares, too!

All pictures of products are copyright Stampin’ Up!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Organizing Your Stampin’ Wheels

I am such a collector…if a stamp set has a matching wheel, I buy it. Even if I’m not sure I’ll use it much, I have to have it, just in case! Wheels are so easy to use, yet a lot of times I would forget I have them because they weren’t with my stamps. Plus they roll around and are kind of awkward. Then Stampin’ Up! introduced the Wheel Storage Boxes (page 204 in the catalog). The Standard holds 10 regular wheels and the Jumbo holds 6 of the larger wheels or 18 of the Builder wheels. I have 1 of each for my wheels. They fit perfectly in one of the drawers of the containers I keep my stamps in.
And there is just enough room in the front to store the handles.
I have seen pictures of other ways people store their wheels. One of the most common is a thread rack- it is made of wood and has dowels sticking up. The wheels slide onto the dowels and stay put!
And of course there’s the deluxe, designed by a stamper version…
And one that will hold wheels and/or punches…
Do you eat potato chips out of a can? If you clean out the can really well, you can store wheels in it! Cut a piece of card stock to wrap around the can, but before you attach it, ink up the wheels and run them across. Then you know what wheels are inside!
Any container that the wheels will fit in will work. Just make sure you know what’s inside so you don’t forget! The best storage is something that keeps your tools organized but not forgotten!
And an idea for ink cartridges, if you have a lot:
Yes, those are mine. Smile
Next Month: Sponges