Stampin Blends

Serene Garden in Glorious colors...

I pulled out my awesome Stampin Blends alcohol markers today to color one of my new stamp sets, Serene Garden. I've made other cards with this set, but I have always used soft, subtle colors of ink and cardstock. I've never actually "colored" the images in this set... until now.

I decided on pinks, reds, corals and greens for this vibrant card. The Stampin Blends markers that I used were, rich razzleberry, calypso coral, lovely lipstick and old olive.


I used the memento tuxedo black inkpad to stamp the images, before I colored them. This ink is a must when using alcohol markers. The cardstock is shimmery white, basic black, pear pizazz and grapefruit grove.


I tried to capture the amazing-ness of these colors with my camera. The colors are so stunning and vibrant.


I've attached a piece of lovely lipstick ribbon across the card and folded two 1" pieces of the ribbon in half a slipped them under the greeting with a dimensional.


I used the Stitched Shapes circle framelit for the pizzaz pear circle and the 1" circle punch for the greeting, which is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.


A few rhinestone jewels were added for a touch of sparkle. This is an absolutely beautiful stamp set, which also have a coordinating framelit set (thats how I cut out the butterfly). It also includes an embossing framelit as well!

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Baby Card with the Animal Outing Kangaroo and Koala

My last post featured the Animal Outing stamp set and today, I'm going to share another card that I made with the same set.

This time I used the sweet kangaroo from the Animal Outing stamp set to make a darling baby card.


I colored the kangaroo and koala bear with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers, just like I did with the rhino card in my last post. I used the ivory, bronze and crumb cake markers on the kangaroo and the smoky slate markers on the little koala bear. The cardstock colors are So Saffron and the new Gray Granite.


Once again I used the fabulous Share What You Love designer paper for the background. However, I cannot wait until I get the coordinating Animal Expedition designer paper to use with this set! I also added lots of fun squares to frame this cute duo. The squares were die cut with the Layering Squares framelit set.


I wrapped it up with a lemon lime twist ombre ribbon and a button from the True Gentleman button assortment pack. Such a sweet card to give either a baby boy or girl!

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Card Class and Company

Here's a little peek into my Card Class last week. We always have such fun when we get together and stamp the night away.

Deb, Liz and Sue- a few of the Card Class masters! They always are smiling and happy and make class so much fun.


This is the card Deb is holding. We used the Flying Home stamp set and the Stampin Blends to color it in. Be sure to get this set before it retires on May 31st!


I used the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the vine and the Stitched Shapes framelits for the oval on this card. The Classic Label punch was used for the greeting. Old olive, whisper white and chocolate chip are the cardstock colors used. The Pinewood Planks emboss folder was used on the chocolate chip base.


To color the birds, I first used the pool party dark Stampin Blend alcohol marker all over, then shaded with the night of navy light marker. The nest is crumb cake dark and light and the leaves are old olive dark and light. A Glitter enamel dot add a bit of dimension to this cute little birdie card.


Heather and Mackenzie are a great mother/daughter team. Aren't they just the cutest? It was Mackenzies first time attending card class and she stamped like a pro!


We also made some masculine cards as a nod to Fathers Day, coming soon. The Truly Tailored stamp set and coordinating Tailored Tag punch were perfect for these masculine themed cards.


I love the True Gentleman designer paper. Its definitely very manly and cool. I used a True Gentleman button on the card below- just for fun.



The ink color is Tranquil Tide and the cardstock for this card is very vanilla. Two strips of the Night of Navy Corduroy ribbon were attached under the greeting.


How cool is this card? Love the glasses and the greeting- looks pretty sharp, don't you think?


Raelene and Lorie are showing off their Brusho cards. I'll post details on these cards next time.

Hope you enjoyed a peek into my Card Class today. Thanks for visiting!

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Stampin Up "A Good Day" stamp set

Oh this stamp set is so adorable! I also bought the cute little mini embroidery hoops that go with this darling stamp set. Oh my gosh, so stinkin' cute!

So, I made up some cards for my directs on my team. Directs are the people who signed up with Stampin Up directly under me. I love these girls to the moon and back. I wanted to send them a "just because" card with a little surprise inside, and this is the set that I chose to use to make all their cards.

I didn't stop there tho, I had to make more and more cards with this set. The new tiny scallop punches go perfectly with this set as well.

First I will show you the card I made for my team. I used the little bunny from the set, because its so sweet, just like the girls that I sent these cards to. :)


I used pink pirouette and sweet sugar plum cardstocks as well as whisper white. The sweet sugar plum products as well as all the 2016-2018 In Colors,  will retire in May, so get them now, before they are sold out!

For the background, I used the new "Scattered Sequins" emboss folder in the Occasions Catalog 2018.


The Mini Embroidery Hoops come in two sizes- this is the smaller of the two. I also used the two new scallop punches to layer under the bunny, as well as a gold foil doily. I added the In Color enamel shapes and the new silver twine for a small bow at the top of the hoop. The shimmery strips are the new Myths and Magic washi tape from the Occasions Catalog.


Here's a bunch of them, ready to be mailed.



So, after I made those, I made this one...


I basically used the same supplies, but this one has the larger of the two hoops and the Wood Textures designer paper for the background.


The bunny is colored with the Stampin Blends alcohol markers in ivory, crumb cake, pink pirouette and rich razzleberry.

I also used the Triple Banner punch to cut the tails on the sweet sugar plum banners.


I attached the bow with a glue dot and the hoops were attached with Multi purpose liquid glue. Glue dots could be used to attach the hoop as well.


I love how they turned out. This would even make a sweet Easter Card too!

Wait until you see the other cards I made with this set- I will be featuring them this week. They are even cuter- if that's possible!

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Simple, Southern Serenade Sympathy

Today I'm sharing a Southern Serenade sympathy card. I like to keep sympathy cards fairly simple, so this set worked perfectly for that reason.

The two main colors are the pool party and old olive Stampin Blends alcohol markers. I used a touch of bermuda bay light to shade the flowers as well. That's really all the color this simple card needed.


I love that the Southern Serenade stamp set comes with a beautiful lace background stamp. I inked it in pool party for the background and stamped the flower over it in memento black ink.


I added a few pearl jewels to the middle of the flowers for dimension.

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, one of my "go to" sentiment stamp sets.


I hope you like this super simple, duplicatable card.

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Stampin' Up Barn Door Stamps and Dies

I have some fun cards to share with you today, made with the new Stampin' Up Barn Door Bundle.

Its such a fun set to play with. I've created 3 different designs and one of them we will make at Card Class this week. Yay!

The first card is also made with the " This Little Piggy" stamp set. I thought it would be fun to put the piggy in the barn. It works perfectly with this set. I will post a Stampin' Up video below, showing just how to make a barn door card with the Barn Door Bundle. So scroll to the bottom of this post to see it.

The cardstock that I used is whisper white and basic black and also the Woodgrain Designer Series paper. The inks are smoky slate, crumb cake, pink pirouette, and the memento black pad.


I colored in the pig with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I used both the smoky slate and pink pirouette sets of markers.

If you watch the video below, you will also get a list of the "behind the scenes" items that were used to put this card together. I will also post the supply list below.


I used the Stampin Write water based markers to color directly on the wreath stamp in crumb cake, pink pirouette and basic black.

How cool is this? The door slides back and forth to reveal the message. The whisper white piece that has the pig/message stamped on it is 41/4" x 2 1/2". The card base is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  The door is cut out with a framelit from the barn door set.



This is the card that we will be making at Card Class this week:


I hope the card class girls like it!


The colors are whisper white, crumb cake and basic black- same for the inks as well as cherry cobbler. I also used the Hardwood Background stamp for the card base. Same measurements as above.


I colored the wreath, the same way as above... using the early espresso and cherry cobbler Stampin' Write markers.



It's so fun to slide the door back and forth!


Here are both cards:


And slide...


One last quick card that I made while I had extra pieces to use up...


The inks on the sign, greeting and flowers are dapper denim, calyso coral and marina mist.



Hope you liked my Barn Door Trio! And don't forget, its SALE A BRATION (click on brochure on my side bar) For Every $50 order, you will receive a FREE Sale a bration item!

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Click on the video to view the details of putting together a Barn Door Card:


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