Lesson learned

After stamping out my 15 little Eskimos, all nice and evenly spaced on one sheet of Whisper White cardstock mind you, saving space for more stamping of the “reverse image” for my latest projects, I began punching them out…

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I totally forgot there were other images on the punch!! Not only did I punch out my Eskimos, but I punched out bowties, circles, and hearts…right out of their little hands!

Lesson learned? Make sure you plan out your images in the proper area for punches BEFORE putting them to paper!

How many Eskimos did I actually end up with this round? 8 cute little stamped images, ready for coloring 🙂

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Now to move on past my little mistake…end project soon to come 🙂

Online Extravaganza Continue through Monday

Current sales (up to 40% off) will end at 11:59 pm on November 26th, 2017 (that’s Mountain Time, in case you were wondering, and 1:59 am Eastern for those not interested in converting the time). HOWEVER…the Flash Sale for CyberMonday will begin once that sale has ended. Stampin’ Up will offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders for 24 HOURS!!! Free shipping begins at Midnight November 27th and ends at 11:59 pm (again, Mountain Time, and 2:00 am through 1:59 am Eastern time).

First Attempt

As promised, I am trying out new ideas and posting new cards. Here is my first attempt at a window slider card. I liked the original card that I saw on another demonstrator’s site, so I thought I would give it a go! Not sure I like the color scheme I tried, but I will keep trying to refine my attempts. Feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think. The colors I used were Pool Party, Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Versamark, and Rich Razzleberry. The stamp sets are Carols of Christmas and Labels to Love, two of my favorite sets from the Holiday catalog. It seems that the more I use them, the more I love them. I used the Layering Circles Collection Framelits to make the cutouts instead of punches as the original demonstrator did. Hope you like what I did and get inspired to try new projects.


It’s that time of year again at Stampin’ UP!! Great sales on great products in perfect time to get some of your holiday crafts and projects completed! Check out the great discounts! Here’s the scoop:

1. 20% off select list of stamps Monday, Nov. 20 only
2. 10% to 50% off list of selected products Nov. 20-26 (click on the WISH LIST at the bottom right of the Online Extravaganza page for the .pdf list)
3. Flash sale on Nov. 27 only… don’t know details yet.

Check the items that are going on sale:


Remember, some items are on sale for only 24 hours, so make sure you get your orders in during that time!!

Introducing Stampin’ Blends

Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers, which makes coloring images and blending colors super easy. Take a look at the video and see how easy it is to use Stampin’ UP! Stampin’ Blends.


Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter and Skin Tones Video

Stampin’ Blends Basics of Blending Video


Here is a card I made with Stampin’ Blends markers. I used Light Pink, Dark Pink, Light Daffodil, Dark Daffodil, Light Pool Party, Dark Pool Party, Light Old Olive, Dark Old Olive, and Light Rich Razzleberry to color the images from the Just Add Color DSP. The color lifter give shading texture to the watering can, and enhanced the texture of the leaves. guts card October (2)

I also use the stamping off technique to create shading on the stamped flowers and leaves.


Coming up in the next weeks:

Christmas Cards classes

Christmas ideas for presents