Modern Medley Deal of the Day

Modern Medley Overlays

Modern Medley Overlays Kit #134839 is the 50% special today on Day Four of Digital Scrapbooking Days. Modern Medley Overlays includes: 10-piece SVG stamp brush set 2 Designer Series Papers The colors are Basic Black and Very Vanilla, but here’s the deal with overlays…they’re traditional designer series papers transformed them into stamp overlays for easy […]

New Stampin Up! Color Families

Stampin' Up! Colors 2013

Let's look at how the Stampin' UP! color families have been rearranged as of May 31st, 2013.   Here are four cards I did in My Digital Studio to give an overall feeling for the color families. The new Brights family: The new Subtles family: The new Regals family: The new Neutrals family:   You're […]

Retiring Stampin’ UP! Colors for 2013

I shared this with my newsletter subscribers yesterday…you ARE on my newsletter list, right? If not, just click in the box to the left and enter your email address to receive my monthly email newsletter complete with exclusive tutorials, samples and offers. Here are the colors retiring from the Stampin' Up! color family:   With […]

Big News: Color Changes & FREE Shipping

Oh, my. You're going to need to be sitting down for this one. Ready? FREE SHIPPING April 6-8 Yep, free shipping for three days starting this coming Saturday. No minimums, no limits. Can you say, "WOW!" with me? Go a little crazy — you can order anything you want from the main Catalog, the Spring […]

Rhapsody in Blue

In honor of George Gershwin's birthday today, I thought I'd show you my favorite "Rhapsody in Blue." This is a card by Mary Kay Molnar I recently received in a Holiday Wow Swap. It features a sparkly piece of handmade designer glitter paper that my photo just does not adquately capture…it's gorgeous! StampsSnowflake Soiree (Wood […]

Fall at Last

Goodbye summer. You've overstayed your welcome and need to be moving along now. Today is the first day of Fall, or Autumn if you prefer. Cooler temperatures. Fall colors. Time to start thinking about firewood, sweaters, apple cider, fall festivals and Halloween…and the always popular jumping in a pile of crispy yellow, gold and orange […]

Build A Blossom Meets Primrose and Starfruit

Don't you love having a coordinating punch for a stamp set? The Blossom Petals Builder punch pairs perfectly with the Build A Blossom stamp set. I've used two new In Colors in this sample, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit. This is a fast, easy card to make — and the inspiration came right out of […]

Don’t Eat the Dahlias

Perky, charming and yummy colors — these new Dahlia embellishments are too much fun! Check them out on page 175 of the new 2012-2013 catalog. They come in the newest In Colors of Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Midnight Muse. You can see the online catalog here. StampsEmbellished Events (Wood 126495; […]

New Ink Pads: Foam, Baby!

So what's the big deal about Stampin' Up!'s new foam ink pads? Total coverage, my friends. Total coverage. If you've ever inked up a solid-image stamp and been disappointed in how evenly it has stamped, put it behind you. It's a new day for ink pads! Watch this video to find out why.   Remember […]

In Colors: Imagine the Possibilities

My friend and fellow demonstrator, Jini Merck, swapped this card at our last meeting, which features all five of the new In Colors. The colors, like their names, are delicious — Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Midnight Muse. Stamp SetsButton, Button (Wood 122026; Clear 122040)Word Play (Wood 120308; Clear 120651) InkMidnight […]

What Color Is Your Twine?

White baker's twine can be any color you want. To dye your Baker's Twine, create a mixture using rubbing alcohol and any color Classic or Craft Stampin' Ink refills. A good starting ratio is one tablespoon of alcohol to one drop of ink refill (you can adjust from there to get the color intensity you […]

Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

   “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth […]

Hot Enough For You?

Our hot summer temperatures suit the hot Calypso Coral color on this card. Emboss with white embossing powder and sponge ink over the image. Cut it out, mount with dimensionals and watch it pop! Stamps Fifth Avenue Floral (113734 Wood; 126044 MDS) Paper Calypso Coral  CSCrumb Cake CSNaturals White CS Ink Calypso Coral ClassicPoppy Parade […]

These Shoes AREN’T Made For Walkin’

My favorite baby girl (Hi, Mackenzie!) is about to turn the big one year old. Her adorable little footsies will soon need to be clad in big girl shoes and I would love to find real shoes that look like these Make A Monster paper ones! The Lucky Limeade color is one of our new […]

Convention 2010: More Candy Is More Dandy

My inbox is full of happy mail. That's messages from readers gushing over the fabulous samples I posted from the Candy Shoppe featured at the Stampin' Up! convention. Kudos to Stampin' Up!'s talented staff designers. So, due to popular demand….here's more! If you want to see remarkable projects like this IN PERSON, you're invited! Join […]

Convention 2010: Candy Is Dandy

There is so much eye candy at Convention with swaps, samples and demonstrations that one can become a little jaded…like [YAWN], oh yes, there's another incredible 3D box with designer papers, pearls and distressed details that is…you know…just [YAWN] amazing… You get the idea. So when I first went to the Gathering Place to see […]

Color Renovation: Exciting News!

New colors hot off the press – Stampin' Up! has announced a renovation of our color families! Hot new colors arrive, some of our favorite In Colors from years past return to stay, and some favorites go to the great paper tray in the sky. For customers, the renovation goes into effect with the arrival […]

Color Abounding

Sony's bouncing ball ad promoting its Bravia televisions is a treat of bouncing color in the streets of San Francisco. Sony Bravia_Balls_Ad_150sec from SK2 on Vimeo. But this next Sony Bravia ad is my favorite. Imagine if we had the ability to unroll spools of Stampin' Up! ribbon down the side of an Egyptian pyramid? […]

Mastering Color/Colour

I stumbled on a great blog post featuring the color combinations used by masters of great artworks, such as this one — The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet. It's, a site that bills itself as a "Color + Design Community for Creative Inspiration." This is the palette used by Monet: Looks to me […]

A Tasty Challenge, Anyone?

There’s a delectable shop called Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates in Sacramento, California. While we could just salivate over the beautifully made chocolate offerings, I was intrigued with the color scheme in this trendy chocolaterie. Guest blogger Holly, on the “Hue – For the Love of Color” blog, uses this shop’s interior as an example of a […]

An Eye For Color

Apple has a terrific little video on how your eye perceives color. The first bit is on the mechanics of your eye –this part is brief and well-done, promise! Stick with it, because I think you’ll enjoy the color sample tests that follow. The whole thing is under 5 minutes long. Click here to see […]