Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

I am diligently working on samples for my upcoming Catalog Kick-Off Party (June 23) and I just had to share this one now. I usually use blues and violets when I color in birds, but Hunter suggested orange and yellow. This is one of the things I love about crafting – if one person doesn’t think of something, another person will! I am very happy with how this turned out. The Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers work beautifully to color and shade for a more realistic look. The coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits make layering everything a breeze. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really makes a bold statement on the layering piece of Old Olive. And the pièce de résistance is the shimmery Wink of Stella on the bird, flowers and leaves!

Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

Here’s a close up of the shimmer Wink of Stella. It’s so hard to capture on film:
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Close Up
And here’s a close up of the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It creates the most lovely, deep impressions. Just a quick spritz of water on your cardstock before you run it through the Big Shot will keep the cardstock from cracking.
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Leaves Close Up

Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella Clear
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Fortunate Break To Go

I’ve been so focused on all the fun new products in the 2018 Occasions catalog that I feel like I’m neglecting all the awesome products I have from the 2017-2018 Annual catalog. I’ve had this adorable set for a while but hadn’t inked it up yet. I thought it would be fun to color it with the Stampin’ Blends…and it was! The Wink of Stella on the heart on the take-out box gives it the perfect touch of dazzle and the little enamel heart is too cute!

Fortunate Break To Go

Stamp Set:  Fortunate to Know You
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Coffee Break
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Light and Dark Old Olive
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella

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Petal Passion Blends

I must admit that I felt intimidated by the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  But now I can’t get enough of them – they are so easy to work with. I relaxed in front of the TV and colored in the beautiful flowers on one of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper sheets and the vibrant colors are gorgeous with this black and white paper! The DSP makes 6 full card fronts, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try out different color schemes. I wanted the focus to be on the flowers, so I chose a small sentiment. To make it pop a little, I added a black banner underneath that I brushed Wink of Stella on for a little sparkle.  I love how these turned out and I can’t pick a favorite – I love all of them. Relaxing and fun!

Petal Passion Blends 1

Here are all 6 cards:

Petal Passion Blends 3    Petal Passion Blends 2

Petal Passion Blends 4

Stamp Set: Happy Birthday, Gorgeous
Cardstock: Various, Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Petal Passion
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Various Stampin’ Blends
Lovelies: Brights, Regals and Subtle Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella
Tools: Banner Triple Punch

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Southern Blends

These cards feature a stamp set in the new Occasions catalog that I think is easily overlooked. It’s on page 49; opposite of the Waterfront set, which is getting a lot of (rightly deserved) attention.  I bought the set knowing that I wanted to use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol markers. I also popped on a few of the Glitter Epoxy Shapes. I thought the iridescence of them would help to highlight the Clear Wink of Stella shimmer that I added to the flowers. It’s so hard to get that shimmer to show up in the photo. You’ll just have to take my word for it. The yellow one is my favorite. Which is yours?

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Stamp Set:  Southern Serenade
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Sugarplum Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers:  Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry
Lovelies:  Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon, Glitter Epoxy Shapes, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

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Delightful Watercolor Palette & 2018 Occasions and SAB are LIVE!

Woo Hoo! The time has arrived! The Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure are live! Here’s a super cute card I made using the stamp set Petal Palette and Watercolor Pencils. The camera didn’t pick it up, but there is also a gorgeous shimmer of Wink of Stella on the roses that looks beautiful with the Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon!

Delightful Watercolor Palette 1

Stamp Set: Petal Palette
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Specialty Paper: Watercolor Paper
Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies: Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Wink of Stella
Tools: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Layering Ovals Framelits Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the covers below to view all the awesome new products!
2018 Occasions Catalog Cover                         2018 SAB Brochure Cover

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Fresh Watercolor Birthday

I’m part of a swapping group called #imbringingbirthdaysback and I needed to make a card to send to one of the participants in Canada. Since it’s out of the country, it’s best to try and stay away from bulky cards. I decided to make a watercolor background and stamp the flower from Artistically Asian right onto it. It’s so far out of my comfort zone since I am all about dimension and layers. I wish I could merge these two cards into one – I love the bolder watercolor background, but like the look of the other one with the Copper Trim wrapped around 3 times. I stepped it up with a few random In Color Enamel Shapes and some Wink of Stella on the flower. I also decided to heat emboss the sentiment with Copper Embossing Powder on the lower right corner, but it’s difficult to see in the picture.  Can you spot the new products?  I’m super excited about all the new goodies!  I also love this color combo of Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig, and Copper. I think I’ll be using this combo again!

Fresh Watercolor Birthday

Stamp Sets:  Artistically Asian, Happy Birthday Gorgeous (NEW!)
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!)
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Fig (NEW!), VersaMark
Lovelies:  Copper Trim (NEW!), Copper Embossing Powder, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes, Wink of Stella
Tools:  Aqua Painters, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

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Cool Treats Party Time

Last Sunday, I showed you a super fun popsicle card. Here’s another super fun card using the Cool Treats suite on pages 32 & 33 of the new Occasions Catalog. This one uses the same general layout of the previous cards. It’s my go-to layout.  With last Sunday’s popsicle card, I used Wink of Stella on the darker portion of the popsicle. This time, Hunter wanted me to use it on the lighter part of the ice cream cone. It’s perfect! How can you not smile when you see this?

Stamp Set:  Cool Treats
Cardstock:  Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tasty Treats Specialty
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies:  Silver Sequin Trim, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools:  Frozen Treats Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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