Blended Bloom With Blendabilities

DSC02132I am having a lot of fun with the new products I was able to buy early from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  As a demonstrator, Stampin’ Up! gives us a choice of a few of the products to purchase before the catalog goes live.   I used the new stamp called Blended Bloom on this card.  I colored the flower using the new alcohol based markers called Blendabilities.  I must admit it does take some practice to use these but after a while I got the hang of it.

The Designer Series Paper I used on this called is also a sneak peek item.  It is called Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack and has some really cute designs in it.  There is something for every one.  If you are a vintage person, there are designs in it for you and if you are a clean and simple stamper, there are lots for you too.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Really Good Greetings.  It is a set that was in last year’s catalog and is being carried forward to this one.  I use this set a lot as it has some great sayings.

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Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Dear Mother Nature.  Do you see the flowers in this card?  Would you mind skipping the mud season and cutting right to summer so we could see flowers like this in our gardens?  You made winter so unbearable that I think it is only fair if you did this for us.  I want flowers, blue skies and warm balmy breezes.  Thank you so much!

I don’t know if she will listen to me.  I have a feeling it will be a while longer before I get to see beautiful flowers such as these.  They are from the stamp set called Secret Garden and they have matching Framelits.  When you use bright colors such as these (Melon Mambo, Gumball Green & Pumpkin Pie) on Basic Black, it makes the colors pop out almost as if they are glow in the dark.  The sentiment is from Really Good Greetings.  Lastly I used the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack and the Paper-Piercing Tool to add a little something different to this card.

Now let’s just hope I wake up tomorrow and it is sunny and 70 degrees outside.  Wouldn’t that be nice!

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Chalkboard On Film

Chalkboard On Film

I saw a card very similar to this on Pinterest and decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) it.  This is where you copy someone else’s idea but make a few changes to make it your own.  Sometimes you just see a card you really like and want to make it.  There is nothing wrong with that and Stampin Up! even encourages it.  In my case, I changed the greeting, the colors, added a couple of things and left off a couple of things.

I love the Framelits called On Film that are in the Occasions Catalog.  They are really cute.  The greeting is from Really Good Greetings and the flowers are Petite Petals.

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Missing You Already


The stamp set called Really Good Greetings really does have good greetings!  This one is my favorite and the main reason I bought the set but the other greetings in this set are also just as good.  There is one that says “Everything will be OK, even if we can’t see what OK is yet.”  I love that one too.  It could be used as a thinking of you, sympathy or get well and says all those sentiments in a nice, yet different way.

The background designs were made with the stamp set called Tape It.  The stamps look like they are Washi Tape but as long as you have ink, you won’t run out.  The shape behind the sentiment is the smallest Framelit from the Deco Label Framelit set.


Really Good Greetings


Stampin Up! has some really nice greetings this year in their catalog.  This one is actually called Really Good Greetings.  I like them because they are different.  They just don’t say the usual “Happy Birthday” or “Thinking of You”.  The meanings are the same, but the words are unique.

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Quatrefancy Specialty Paper.  I also used Deco Label Framelits in Calypso Coral and the Ovals Collection Framelits.  I like the way our Framelits mix and match, even when they don’t!  The banner was cut using Bitty Banners Framelits.  I stamped the greeting in Pear Pizzazz and then used a marker to color just the you!.  If you look closely you can see and embossed line of scallops and dashes.  This was made with the embossing folder called Needlepoint Border.  It comes with two different border folders.  The other one looks like a cross stitch border.


Everything Will Be Ok


I love this expression – “Everything will Be Ok, even if we can’t see what ok is yet”.  It is a great sentiment to use when someone you know just has so much stuff going on and you just want to let them know that you are thinking about them and that things will work out in the end.  It is from the stamp set called Really Good Greetings, which really does have good greetings!

I actually used a lot of different stamp sets on this card.  The trellis is from Summer Silhouettes.  The flowers are from Mixed Bunch and Flower Shop and the leaves is a Big Shot die called Sizzlits Little Leaves.  Of course, still loving those In Colors!

Sunburst Mosaic Card


Everywhere you look online these days you can see these sunburst cards so I decided I had to make one.  It definitely looks harder than it is to make.  As a matter of fact it was very easy to do.  I took 6 strips of Designer Series Paper called Quatrefancy Specialty Paper that were 1.5″ x 4″.  You cut each one out from corner to corner.  This next picture shows you how to lay the paper on your cutter to do this.DSC01284Then you just cut each piece and lay them on your card stock with all the points ending up in the same area.  Don’t worry if they are not exactly touching because you cover them with your sentiment (I used one from the stamp set called Really Good Greetings and cut it out using the Deco Labels Framelits).  Then just trim all the pieces to fit your card stock.

If you need more instructions, please feel free to email me.

Framelits Galore & Fab Friday

Secret Garden


I haven’t participated in the Fab Friday Challenge since before Convention so I figured it was about time I checked them out.  This week was a color challenge and I loved all the colors they picked.  The problem is that I got a little carried away with my Framelits in this card.  I used the Circles  Collection Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits and the Deco Label Framelits!  That is a lot of Framelits but I love them!  They are just so easy to use.  No more cutting out tedious shapes like flowers or leaves.  You just stamp and run it through the Big Shot.  It can’t get much easier than that.

The stamp for the sentiment is from the stamp set called Really Good Greetings.  I knew I had to have this set the second I saw it because of this exact stamp.  Whenever my boys leave after a visit we send each other this message by text so it has a lot of meaning for me.  It also has another stamp that says “Everything will be OK, even if we can’t see what OK is yet”.  I love that!