How To Make A Valentine Flag Banner

What are your favorite Valentine's Day colors? Perhaps Real Red and Pink Pirouette? Maybe paired with Chocolate Chip, Basic Black or Espresso? Well, hold on…what would you think about putting together the pale tones of Pool Party, mixed with vibrant Primrose Petals, sophisticated Very Vanilla, and vintage Old Olive? That's what Jen picked to pair […]

World Treasures: Internatonal Bazaar Peacock

I just cannot leave this peacock alone! Tomorrow –I promise — something different. This card started out with the peacock from World Treasures (Wood #126765; Clear #126767) embossed in silver on a piece of Midnight Muse card stock. I used an Aqua Painter filled with bleach to paint in the area around the peacock's body. […]

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 […]

Wonderful Watercolor Crayons Now Available

Great news! Watercolor Wonder Crayons are now available in all our yummy colors! Here are the item numbers: 120949 New Color Kit 119802 Subtles 119803 Regals 119804 Brights 119805 Neutrals Watercrolor Wonder Crayons give you the ability to quickly create artistic watercolor looks. Here are just a few ideas of how to use them: Color […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Y’all!

With a name like Kathleen Shannon I couldn't let St. Patrick's Day slip by without posting a project!   Although this card was created in My Digital Studio, you could easily construct it in the traditional manner with Stampin' Up! supplies. StampsBest Wishes & More, #111602Holiday Blitz, #115364Simple Friendship, #113397 PaperTextured Basic Black card stock, […]

Technique: Emerging Color

I love the Emerging Colors technique on this card because it combines two of my favorite things — the Medallion stamp and embossing. StampsMedallion, item #115223 PaperBella Bleu Designer Series paper, item #113974Brocade Blue card stockSoft Suede card stockNaturals Cream card stock InkVersamark stamp padSoft Suede Classic stamp padBrocade Blue Classic stamp padBrocade Blue Stampin' […]

Chattanooga Chat

The Chattanooga Convention Center was host to Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the southeast on Friday and Saturday. Stampin' Up! brought in staff who showed off the latest in techniques, business tips and hot stamping and scrapbooking trends, while some of my own stampin' pals demonstrated WOW techniques. These are some of my favorite […]

To Mask or Not to Mask, Is That the Question?

I've had some questions about the masking technique since yesterday's post, so here's a quickie lesson on masking. Stamp the desired image on card stock, then stamp it again on a sticky note or scrap piece of paper. Cut out the sticky note or scrap image, cutting just inside the lines to create the "mask," […]