Wanna know a secret?

 

I know some of you are a little disappointed that the Stampin' Blends are UNorderable right now, but it looks like most of them will be available sometime in May. (NOT OFFICIAL; that's what I'm interpretting.)

 

 

Here's the secret:

We ARE getting more Blends colors in the new catalog! :D

 

I counted 11 NEW colors!

 

 

Here's a make-n-take we made at OnStage Milwaukee a couple weeks ago:

 

Painted Glass, Graceful Glass 6x6 Designer Vellum, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

We used a stamp set called Painted Glass (part of a bundle with thinlits) and some new 6x6 Graceful Glass (black embossed) Designer Vellum.

 

So pretty!

 

Now, I'm not a big stained glass person, but some of it--like THIS piece--is just different.

 

We used Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch Stampin' Blends to color the vellum.

 

You can't REALLY tell we used the Lovely Lipstick cuz it's mounted on Real Red--EXCEPT when you realize that the "white" vellum is just UNcolored. :)

 

(Btw, coloring on the front makes it more vibrant!)

 

 

Oh--and that's some new Black Cord, too.

It's very shiny!

 

 

I have more COLOR things to share with you, but I think I'll save that for tomorrow.

 

 

Have a spectacular day!!

 

 

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Steph

 

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Stamp-a-Stack LOVE!!

 

We had such a fun Stamp-a-Stack last night!!

 

It's a great time to make LOTS of cards.

 

Everything we used focused on Sale-a-Bration products, and I have SO MUCH to show you!!

 

But first I wanna show you a card we made at my clubs the past month.

 

Partly why I'm showing this to you now is because I just scheduled my MOMS, DADS, GRADS, BRIDES & BABIES Stamp-a-Stack for next month.

 

And we WILL be using this WATERFRONT set for the DADS (or masculine) card:

 

Waterfront, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Isn't this amazing???

 

Waterfront is very similar to the High Tide (lighthouse) set.

 

We used  a lot of stamps--but it's not at all hard to make a beautiful scene like this.

And it makes me wanna BE THERE! :)

 

Do you like my radiating sun?

Do you remember the technique The Donna? (She dropped her stamp on mistake and tried something to fix it.)

 

Stamp the sun once--and then continue stamping many more times kind of in a circle on/around it.

 

The technique softens the look and can even be used with line images that you'd typically color.

 

Perfect for a girl like me, huh??

 

 

 

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  • sign up for the #2 Perennial Birthday Card Class (RSVP HERE)

 

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Ok back to Stamp-a-Stacks....

 

I'll be sharing more from last night for the next few days at least.

 

Here's the details on the DAD, MOMS, GRADS, BRIDES & BABIES Stamp-a-Stack:

Thursday, April 26, 7pm, my home (RSVP HERE)

It's THAT time of year! And I'm even scheduling in time for Mother's Day again this year! ;)

We'll be making a stack of cards--3 each of 5 designs with envelopes:

  • Mother's Day--or at least a feminine design
  • Father's Day--or at least a masculine design
  • Graduation
  • Wedding or anniversary
  • Baby


The class fee is $30 or free if you place a $50 order that night (or I'll add a valid hostess code within a month of the class that you can use to order before class.)

Please sign up by Monday, April 16.

**If I have enough interest, I would consider also having a morning class. Let me know if that interests you.

 

 

 

Thanks for checkin in today!

 

Have an amazing day!!

 

 

 

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100 Swaps--deconstructed

 

Here's what 100 swaps look like--in process:

 

100 swaps--deconstructed, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

This is what I got done at our Craft the Night Away!

 

Here's what my OnStage Milwaukee swap will look like:

(Yes, the black is a Stitched Shape, too. Remember? My favorite set of dies!!)

Waterfront, www.dazzledbystamping.com

We had a smaller group Saturday night, but it was still fun!

 

And I was thankful to get all this work done!!

 

 

And I have to tell you, once I stopped my "Big Shotting" for a bit so I could stamp and try out my Stamparatus, I kept letting out little squeals!

 

It's an amazing tool!

Here was my set up:

My Stamparatus swap set up, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

As you can see, I have both plates in the top and side hinges, so I could quickly ink up each stamp and perfectly place my palm tree each time.

 

I used the tips from the #4 Stamparatus Techniques Video and had a template in place for my Stitched Shapes Circle each time.

 

I could easily slide one of the magnets a bit each time I needed a new Stitched Circle.

 

 

Here's the technique video again:

 

 

 

Oh--and by the way, the group that was still there Saturday night decided our next Craft the Night Away will be Cinco de Mayo style! ;)

 

Mark your calendar to come to our fiesta--Saturday, May 5. 6pm-midnight (or any part you're available!)

 

I'll be adding the event to my calendar shortly.

 

Here's the product list for my swap:

Stamparatus
$49.00

 

 

 

 

 

Have a fabulous week!!!

 

 

 

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The cutest little treat holder!

 

I've been DYING to show you this Mini Milk Carton!!!

 

But you know me--I love surprises.

And I wanted to surprise all my hostesses/clubs for the past month+.

 

 

I first saw this adorable box from Julie DiMatteo at www.thepaperpixie.com and decided I need to make my own version(s).

 

 

I'll show you several I/we made....

 

Picture Perfect Birthday DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Springtime Foil Specialty DSP (SAB), www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Picture Perfect Birthday DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

True Gentleman DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Don't you LOVE them???

 

The original dimensions were for a Lindt Chocolate Ball.

AAAHHHH!!! How perfectly adorable!!!

 

 

Then I decided I needed to make one for the EOS Lip Balm, mostly cuz I didn't have the chocolate at the time.

But I DID have the lip balm.

(Lip balm size is only shown in Springtime Foils DSP.)

 

 

 

Here's a document you can download that shows the general pic/instructions and dimensions for both sizes:

CLICK HERE to download Mini Milk Carton Instructions

Mini Milk Carton Instructions

 

FAIR WARNING: these are really easy and cute to make! However, the one with the Springtime Foil Specialty DSP (SAB) were a bit more difficult, because the DSP is SO THICK.

 

Also, the top 2 pics have a faux bow (or knot.):

(you can use this technique on cards, too)

  • Punch (2) 1/8" holes in the top.
  • Insert each pointed end of ribbon through each hole in the front.
  • Cross in the back and insert through the opposite hole.

 

 

Here are the products I used:

Big Shot
$110.00
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
$0.00
free w/$50 order thru 3/31/18
Leaf Punch
$16.00

 

 

 

 

 

Have an amazing weekend!!

Oh and if you make some of these on your own, I want to see them!!

 

 

 

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Beautiful Brusho!

 

Brusho Crystal Color is a new product we have available in the Occasions Catalog.

 

The end results are amazing and always different--and I wanted everyone to be able to play with it at my HAP!

 

 

Here are samples of our projects.

The colors Stampin' Up! has packaged together are Brilliant Red, Gamboge (orange), Moss Green, Prussian Blue, and [not pictured] yellow:

 

Brusho Crystal Color, Beautiful Day, Vertical Greetings, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Brusho is a VERY FINE POWDER of color; you add water to spread on your project.

 

Stampin' Up! suggests NOT opening the lid--but rather poking holes in it with a Paper Piercing Tool or push pin and using like a salt shaker.

 

Other items you'll need:

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Aqua Painters/water (or watercolor paintbrush)
  • TIME (I prefer to let air dry rather than using a heating tool)
  • Tear & Tape--helps Watercolor Paper to stay flat
  • (to get this particular look, I stamped the butterfly in VersaMark and embossed with Clear EP before we added the Brusho)

 

 

This one's my favorite:

Brusho Crystal Color, Beautiful Day, Vertical Greetings, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

We used a single color of Brusho on each of these projects, but each color has a variation of color within the container to provide an authentic watercolor look.

 

 

Here's the Stampin' Up! video on Brusho:

 

 

 

 

 

Here's what we used:

Heat Tool
$30.00

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have an amazing day!!

 

 

 

 

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When your color palette is based on the Washi Tape you wanna use....

 

YEP!

That was me.

 

Remember my telling you I AM IN LOVE with the Myths and Magic Washi Tape???

 

Enter Dapper Denim.... :D

 

Amazing You (SAB), Picture Perfect Birthday, Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB), Brusho, Myths & Magic Washi Tape, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

There's quite a bit of elapsed time on this card, but it's SO WORTH IT!!

 

We used Brusho Crystal Color.

(I prefer to let it dry on it's own for best tie-dyed look.)

Btw, we punched the balloon out before using the Brusho.

 

 

Make sure you watch the video before you use it.

 

 

 

NOTE: DO NOT OPEN THE LID. Pierce 3 holes and use like a salt shaker.

 

We used Gamboge (orange...never heard of it before now) and Brilliant Red on the balloon.

 

 

Oh, here's a closeup of the Washi Tape. 

AND the "YOU".

It's stamped with the burst from Amazing You set; you can do it before or after running it through the Big Shot.

Amazing You (SAB), Picture Perfect Birthday, Celebrate You Thinlits (SAB), Brusho, Myths & Magic Washi Tape, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

Here's the rest of the loot we used!:

Big Shot
$110.00

 

 

 

Have a fabulous weekend!!

OH!!! I'm STAMPING THE NIGHT AWAY on Saturday!!

 

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Clearance Rack *REFRESHED*

 

 

Stampin' Up! just added LOTS more items to the CLEARANCE RACK!  Click here!

 

  • items discounted up to 70% 
  • lots of framelits/thinlits and embellishments and even some [recently] retired cardstock
  • as always, Clearance Rack is "while supplies last"

 

Are you looking for something you missed before it retired?

 

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK!

 

 

 

 

Ok my card for you today is a 2 for 1 deal!

 

2 techniques--1 amazing background! :D

 

 

 

Striped Wipe + Emboss Resist (without the emboss) =

 

Night in Bethlehem bundle, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

We had a fun, messy time playing with this technique at my clubs this month!

 

 

YOU NEED:

  • Glossy Cardstock
  • VersaMark
  • baby wipes
  • Classic ink refills
  • something sturdy--and bigger than your glossy cardstock piece--to do the "swiping". (We used Dynamic Embossing Folders.)

 

1) Stamp your [stars] on Glossy cs FIRST and LET THEM DRY! (10 minutes?) **This allows the stars to RESIST the ink you're gonna swipe across it.

2) Drape a baby wipe over the edge of your "something sturdy" (our folded edge of our embossing folder) and stand it upright so baby wipe is at the top.

3) Drip Classic Ink refill colors across that edge, making sure they to wick together. (We used 3 different colors; I did 3 or 4 drops of one color in a row, then continued with the last 2 colors in the same way. So I had 3 blocks of colors in a continuous row across the baby wipe/top edge of my folder.)

4) Lay Glossy cs on scrap paper; HOLD THE BABY WIPE SO IT'S TAUT, and swipe the inked edge across it from one end to the other. Continue until you have the coverage you desire.

• you can go back and forth to get good coverage

• MAKE SURE you keep the same colors in the same order

• wipe can last for 2 or 3 pieces of Glossy; if the color runs low, add more ink

5) LET DRY before attaching to your project. The color WILL fade.

 

 

 

Here's all the product we used:

 

Big Shot
$110.00

 

 

Have a happy Monday!

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I CAN COLOR!!!!

 

Probably most of you know, I just don't like to color when I stamp!

It's just a rare thing.

 

 

Part of it is I feel it takes longer!

And I'm a "stamp-n-go" kind o' girl!

 

 

Another thing is when I'm demoing, I try to be quick, so I'm not BORING you!!

 

 

But one last thing is I just don't feel like I color well!

I don't have a good concept of shading and the effects of lighting.

 

 

Well, I have to say, the Stampin' Blends made me look pretty impressive!

I'm so happy!!

 

Floral Statements, Stampin' Blends, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

Look at my leaves!!!

 

 

I followed some of the techniques from the videos Stampin' Up! published.

CLICK HERE to see my original post with all these videos.

 

 

I used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and the Color Lifter.

 

 

2 things that helped me feel most comfortable were:

  • Working with a small area at a time, cuz they blend best when wet.
  • Starting with the darker shade first and covering it with the lighter and continuing blending to an UNcolored area.

 

 

OH--and DON'T FORGET you need the Memento ink pad for your base image with these markers!--AND let it dry before continuing to add color!!

 

 

 

In case you didn't check it out yet--and so YOU don't have to do the math--there is NO financial advantage to ordering the whole kit of markers at once.

 

 

It's EASIER ordering 1 item. But you don't save money.

 

 

Ok, so I also mentioned today's project as a little reminder of the November Paper Pumpkin Kit....

 

As I expected, the Buffalo Plaid was prominent in the October kit. Yay!!

 

And I expect the November kit to have the white version in some way.

CLICK HERE to sign up!

 

 SO EXCITED!!!

 

 

 

Here's my list:

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your day!!

 

 

 

 

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A blast from the past...

 

I have another sample for you using both the Merry Music Specialty DSP and the Every Good Thing stamp set.

 

Every Good Wish, Merry Music Specialty DSP, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

I also added Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon.

Can you tell what I did with it that I haven't done in a long time???

 

I tied a faux knot.

Do you remember that?

FOREVER ago!!

 

It's such a simple way to make a knot.

 

 

Here's a quick refresher:

You'll need maybe 6" of ribbon with the ends cut at a pointed angle + a hole punch.

  • Punch 2 holes close together in the front of your card. (The distance apart will be the size of the knot.)
  • Insert each end of the ribbon into separate holes in the front; pull through so the front/knot is flat and the ribbon lengths on the inside are the same.
  • Cross the ribbon ends inside and insert in opposite holes through to the front.
  • Pull fairly taught and cut your ribbon ends to the desired length.
  • Tada!! :D

 

 

 

Tomorrow is the last day you can take advantage of my special.

 

Place a $50, $100 or $150 order using hostess code SRUEUP6H and you'll earn FREEBIES from me and chances to earn the exclusive hostess set Merry Patterns.

  • $50 = Black Rhinestone Jewels + 1 chance at the hostess set
  • $100 = (above) + 2 chances at the set
  • $150 = (both of the above) + 3 chances at the set

 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

 

 

Here's what you need for this card:

 

 

 

OH--don't forget to sign up for classes, too!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE CLASS DETAILS.

 

 

Thank you again for all your help on a fabulous Stampin' Up! year!!

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

 

 

 

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Fall???

 

I guess I wasn't the only one who wasn't quite ready [to stamp] for fall or winter!

 

God had another idea here in Michigan!!

 

 

So I guess this card we made at my clubs this month is perfect! ;)

It's from the Colorful Seasons Bundle (the one with the Adirondack Chair thinlit?).

 

Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Work of Art, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

 

 

Oh--I decided to also show you a card we made at my Window Sheets techniques class.

 

Colorful Seasons, High Tide, www.dazzledbystamping.com

 

This chair is another one that has such a summer-y feel! :)

 

 

We got the background here by "scribbling" different shades of markers on a Window Sheet.

Then spritz with water.

Then press your Whisper White cardstock onto it and rub.

 

 

I hope all of you are staying cool!

 

 

 

Here's what you need for either of these cards:

 

 

 

Markers were Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party

 

 

Have a fabulous day--and week!!

(You have until this Saturday to qualify for my freebies!)

 

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