Friday, November 17, 2017

Stamp Off Butterfly Basics with Painted Harvest

Welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge with Susan,
Buffy and myself.  It's really good to have stamping
enthusiasts checking in with us every other Friday!

This week, Buffy set us up with a lovely color
challenge.  These are wonderful, bright colors, so feel
free to locate your sunglasses.

For this challenge, I went sort of vintage.  I did a watercolor smoosh (on watercolor paper), using a piece of acetate.  These colors blend together to make a lovely backdrop.    
Then I stamped ferns from
Butterfly Basics (p 149) and Painted Harvest (p 49 of the
Holliday Mini) in each color.  The sentiment comes from the Sorry 
For Everything set on page 98. 

I love Linen Thread (p 199) with almost anything, but
it really gets the job done when paired with leafy images.

I thank you for stopping by, and suggest that you
click on, to see what Buffy and Susan did with these
lovely colors.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Santa Christmas Sweaters

The Christmas Sweaters stamp set is another real cutie.
The images are darling, and so much fun to color
with the new Stampin Blends.  I just added a bit of 
Wood Textures DSP to affirm that it's cold enough
for us to pull out those crazy sweaters.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Introducing the Stamparatus!!

Introducing.... Stamparatus stamp positioning tool
 from Stamping' Up!



It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • - Make multiples with ease 
  • - Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • - If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • - Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • - Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • - Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

How to Order:
With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory. 
The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • You and your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWSAVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Monday, November 13, 2017

Celebrate Color Me Happy with Lanterns

Here's one more Color Me Happy card.  The sentiments
in this set are great and work well with the images!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Color Me Happy Celebration

I'm going to post Color Me Happy samples over the
coming days, because I'm not sure how long this lovely
stamp set will be available.  It works so well with our
dandy new Stampin' Blends!

In this example, I layered the focal image over a 
piece of Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper,
found on page 189.  I sponged the DSP with Calypso Coral
ink, to help it coordinate with the lantern.  Don't you love
it when a plan comes together?!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Night in Bethlehem Behind a Cut Out

The Night In Bethlehem set on page 26, with coordinating
Bethlehem Edgelits dies, enables a lot of different looks.
This bundle allows you to build scenes and create depth.
In this example, I simply cut an oval out of the top layer
of cardstock and placed the city behind.  Add a couple of
 images and the card comes to life.