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One Day Doorbusters and a Great Starter Kit Deal!

It’s official!  We are kicked off into the holiday season!  I for once am actually almost completely done with my holiday shopping… and now need to focus on finishing up my Christmas Cards and also putting together my December Scrapbook album.  Every year I’ve ended up putting together a scrapbook of just the happenings in December.  And with 3 birthdays in our family (mine and both my kiddos) plus Christmas, there is always a lot of photos and lots to talk about. 

This year I’m trying out an idea I heard from the December daily style albums.  Basically, I’m putting together the basic skeleton of my album together in advance using the Stampin’ Up 6×8 Project Life Album and Hello December Card Collection & Accessory Pack.  That way, I can add in my pictures as I go and then add in extra pages as needed along the way. Smile But I don’t have to start from scratch at the end of the month!   You know, something like this:


So, while I’m working on that, don’t forget about today’s Doorbusters from the Online Sale!  (See ALL the sale items listed here)

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Project Life Bundle Gift Box Bundle

Shop the Online Extravaganza Sale Here

As of very early this morning, the Blendabilities bundle is sold out. 
I know, total bummer, but if you had your heart set on that deal, email me at
and I’ll give you the best deal I can with my demonstrator discount!  Or check out another awesome option below:

Another great option!
Not only can you get in on the doorbusters on Monday, but you can turn those into an even better deal when you combine it with the starter kit special! 
Get $125 in your choice of items for $75 PLUS get at least 25% off anything you order in Decemberincluding NEW Occasions catalog items and free Sale-a-Bration items!
The Blendabilities doorbuster may have sold out, but you can make your own with the discounted Starter Kit!

  1. Visit the Join The Fun page on my website to get start picking out your starter kit
  2. When you get to select your $125 in items for your kit, you can pick either:
    - 10 Packs of Blendabilities + the Color Lifter Marker = $124.45 value for $74.25
    - 9 Packs of Blendabilites + the Color Lifter Marker + Memento Ink pad + 20 Notecards & Envelopes = $124.40 value for $74.25
    That is a 60% SAVINGS!
  3. You’ll pay tax but your shipping is free!

You will receive an email once you check out giving you your password for the demonstrator website where you can start checking out all the inside scoop and demonstrator forums.  Plus, any order you place in December will give you at least a 25% discount.

Get Started on Your Kit

A few FAQ I’ve been asked:

  • What are the requirements if I sign up?
    None!  This is a no obligation, try it and see if you like it kind of thing.  If you buy/sell $300 by March 2015, then you will continue to receive the perks of being a demonstrator for the following 3 months.  At that point, you just need to sell/buy $300 each quarter to maintain your active status.
  • What if I don’t meet the minimums in a quarter?
    Your active demonstrator status is dropped and you keep everything you’ve earned or purchased and just continue crafting and creating however you;d like.  There is no penalty at all!
  • What are the perks of being a demonstrator?
    Get 35% off your first order of $150 or more, get 25% off all your purchases in December, earn money on anything anyone orders from you, be connected with other enthusiastic stampers through the Stampin’ Connection demonstrator forum, my team’s Facebook group, see the spring catalog and sale-a-bration promotion first and even order from it in December with your discount, be the first to hear about Stampin’ Up news and share your excitement with others and be inspired in your crafting.  Plus I’m here to help you navigate it all and get what you want out of your experience.

Don’t need Blendabilities?  Pick anything you want for the $125 value!
Plus, get 25% off all your orders in December if you get your starter kit during the sale.

Join Here

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Quick and Easy Card with a Little Help From My Blendabilities

Today over on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration blog, we are sharing some quick and easy cards for you.  So, I thought I’d share one of the cards I created for my Stamp Club this fall.

I kept it quick to go together thanks to my handy Big Shot and the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, so that we could focus on playing with the Blendabilities!

Tips for making this card

  • By using an embossing folder for your contrasting color of paper, it keeps your simple card interesting to look at without overwhelming the stamped image.
  • Dimensions for this card:
    Hello Honey cardstock – 8.5” x 5.5” folded in half
    Lost Lagoon cardstock – 5.5” x 1.75”, which is just right for two rows of the large polka dots on the Large Polka Dot Embossing folder
    Whisper White cardstock – 4.25” x 2”
  • Cut a piece of the Mossy Meadow ribbon and hold it in place by stapling it to the top of the tag
  • The flower images from the Bloom with Hope hostess stamp set are perfect for coloring with Blendabilities.  In this case, we use the Night of Navy trio!  Who knew the dark sounding color could be so light and pretty when you stick with the lightest color marker for most of your image?!

Just a small amount of stamping, a little embossing, and a little coloring and you have a pretty card that is perfect for any occasion.

Just a reminder, we are on week 3 of Gratitude Month and the special thank you gift this week is a bonus punch on your Northwest Stamper rewards card!  Get to your free stamp set even faster this week when you shop online & use hostess code UCJDBQH4.image

Finally, next week will be the kick off for the Holiday Shopping Sale!  I’ll be getting details soon, but I know you’ll have the special Gratitude Month week 4 gift from me PLUS all the great deals from Stampin’ Up!  If you want to be one of the first to hear about the details, make sure you are on my mailing list as I’ll be sending out the details once I have them so you are ready to go. Smile 

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Friday Favorites–Partridge and Pears, Good Greetings, and Blendabilities!

So, this post is supposed to be highlighting my favorite thing (since this is for the Friday Favorites over at the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration design team blog) but man if I don’t have a heck of a time picking a favorite!  It’s kind of like being asked to pick a favorite child.  But there are a few things I’m loving right now in this card and so I thought that I’d just expend into my favorite things – plural – Partridge & Pears stamp set, Good Greetings stamp set, and of course, blendabilities!

This is one of the cards we made in Stamp Club this month and so we kept it simple for the coloring so that everyone could actually get all of their projects done before it was too late!  I’m sure I’ll do another with the tree completely colored, but for now, I’ll let the bird get all the attention. Smile

Tips for this card:

  • Just because a line art image has lots of space to color, don’t feel like you have to do it all!  Pick a few elements and let them shine by only coloring them.
  • Extend your color palatte by using the Skin Tone Assortment of Blendabilities to color other things like this partridge’s wing and face.

  • Use the Good Greetings hostess set to add a sweet sentiment to your holiday cards.
    NOTE – this stamp set is only available until Oct 31st to hostesses!  Email me at to talk about earning yours!
  • Tuck a piece of the Silver Baker’s twine just under the edge of the tree image for a little hint of glitz on your card for some subtle sparkle.

This stamp set just LOVES to be colored with the Blendabilities markers and it is so fun to do. 

Seattle/Bellevue Folks -  if you aren’t already signed up, you can come learn more about coloring with Blendabilities with my Technique Class on Tuesday 10/28!  RSVP today!

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Quick and Easy Card with Blendabilities

Today over on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration blog, we are sharing some quick and easy card ideas.  This is one that I loved from my last Blendabilities technique class because it looks so cool and yet is so super easy to make!

I have no idea what to call this technique on the main sentiment – it always strikes me as a Neon Sign… should we call it the neon sign technique?  Or is it a variation on the Chalkboard technique?  Maybe I should call for a vote!  Smile  Either way it is so easy to do.

Tips for making this card:

  • Keep your card clean and simple with basic black and white cardstock and paper.  This lets any colors you do add really POP off the page.
  • To get the Neon Sign look for your sentiment or image, stamp your image with Versamark ink on black cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Color over your embossed areas with your favorite colors of blendabiliities markers.
  • You don’t have to worry about being precise, since you are coloring on black cardstock, the ink won’t show!
  • Coordinate your ribbon by coloring your ribbon with the same Blendabilities colors as well!  In this case, I used the medium Melon Mambo marker to color the center section of my white ribbon!

Die cut out your images and adhere and you are good to go!  Or use this technique on your card base for a beautiful background.  The possibilities are endless. 

And I do get the question, does the color rub off?  Nope!  Not if you let it dry before trying to rub and it doesn’t take very long to dry at all. Smile

If you are in the Seattle area, join me for a blendabilities class focused on coloring on Oct 28th at 7pm at the Redmond Panera.  It should be a fun night of learning and creating.  RSVP here.

This is a super fun and easy technique, so give it a try and let me know how it goes for you!

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Bloom with Hope using Blendabilities on Window Sheets

I swear, if it wasn’t for the girls over at Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration, I would be even more behind on my blogging!  Smile  They are always so cheery and enthusiastic, and sharing such great ideas.  Today we are sharing ideas using Blendabilities markers and so I wanted to share another sample using one of the EASIEST techniques to use with your Blendablities – coloring on a window sheet!

It’s like the stained glass technique, only way less messy and just about as pretty!

Tips for creating this card:

  • For this technique, you want to stamp on a window sheet with Stazon ink and then TURN IT OVER and color on the window sheet on the other side with your blendabilties markers.

  • With window sheets you can’t really blend your colors, so you just need to plan to go for one color or color different areas of the stamped image with different color markers – like I did here with the Cherry Cobbler and the Daffodil Delight blendabilities.  But you get such a shiny bright look, you won’t mind. Smile
  • Cut out your stamped image and adhere with glue dots to your project to prevent the adhesive from showing through.
  • Keep the rest of your card subtle – sponging the edges of the cardstock with Old Olive ink and using the large Polka Dot embossing folder for the background; so that your colored image can really pop!

Love this stamp set?  It is one of the hostess sets in the annual catalog and you get for free using $17 of your free hostess benefits – all for 2 jam full boxes of stamps!  They are so pretty and PERFECT for coloring with Blendabilities.  So, if you are placing a $150+ order or have some friends who would be interested in picking up some craft supplies (or holiday gifts!) let me know by emailing me at and we can get you hooked up for your freebies including this set!

If you are curious to see another idea with this technique, check out my Christmas card using this technique.


Check out all the Blendabilities available now here

Well, I’m off for my Curvy Keepsake class tonight.  Grab those blendabilities and have fun stamping!

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A Little Bit of Love with Seasonally Scattered

Wanna see the very first card I made of the convention display boards this year?  And the very first one I made with the new Seasonally Scattered?  Well, here you go!

This card is pretty different from my usual style… in fact, I actually made it and then set it aside for a while to see if I liked it or not.  In the end, I decided I did like it and had fun with the mixture of patterns and textures!

Tips for making this card:

  • The sentiments from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set are pretty big and the letters are part of the un-stamped image (meaning, when you ink up your stamp, where you see the letter “L” it does not get any ink on it).  But that gives you some fun other options, like heat embossing your image!
  • Once you emboss your image, sponge over the top of the embossed image for a varied saturation of color.

  • Tear off the edge of your embossed and sponged cardstock layer to give you a rough white edge since you’ll be ripping off the sponged surface and exposing inside of the white cardstock!
  • Color a pearl with your Cherry Cobbler blendabilities and then place it in the center of a Vintage button for a matching pop of color.


Oh, and I tucked my chevron ribbon under my white cardstock layer, to make sure the torn edge showed up and to mute some of the boldness of the chevron.

The nice thing about a card like this is that the big bold patterns and images give you a lot to look at when you look at the card but its actually super easy to put together.  Smile

Join me for some stamping fun!

My class calendar has been updated for the rest of the year!  As you heard, I have my Too Cute Curvy Keepsake box class coming up in a couple weeks; but I also have card nights, technique nights, and more.  Make sure you check out my calendar online or join my meetup to RSVP or stay in the know.

And YES! You can get my classes by mail as well!  Just let me know if you are interested in that option.

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Blendabilities Technique Fun with Starburst Sayings

Last week I had my Blendabilities technique class and it was a lot of fun.  As I’ve mentioned before, one of my favorite things about running a technique class is not only to I get to share some really fun ideas and tips with others, but I also spend a lot of time reminding myself and learning more about the technique and really spending a lot of time playing around.  And let me tell you… playing around with Blendabilities is AWESOME!

You do have your Blendabilties already, right?

This was one of the cards everyone did and it showed off using Blendabilities 3 different ways including:

  1. coloring in a stamped image using shading (the flower)
  2. coloring in white space on a black stamped image (words in the starburst sentiment)
  3. and coloring in designer paper for a really great effect (the pattern paper strip across the card front).

BAM!  3 techniques – 1 card!

Tips for this card:

    • When coloring with Blendabilities, I like to start with the lightest color first and color in all or almost all of the image and then start building up with the darker colors to shade in and get tone and dimension to your image.
    • Don’t forget you can color in stamped images – just scribble over the black ink and white spaces… the marker coloring will fade into the black image and pop out on the white spaces.
    • And if you have designer paper that seems a bit plain or boring to you, spice it up by grabbing your Blendabilties and start shading!  I started with this black and white pattern:
      Then I shaded half of the diamond shape with the lightest color of the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities and then shaded about 1/4 of the shape from the right with the medium shade.  And then finally just added a dab of the darkest color.

I’m also sharing this card as part of the Stylin’ Stampin’ Inkspiration Stamp Set Spotlight!  They are sharing a number of cards using the Starburst Sayings stamp set which is what I used for that fabulous main greeting.  Plus, don’t you think the starburst is just so much more fun and interesting on a card than a plain circle?  Sometimes you just need those spikey bits. Smile

Enjoy all the ideas!

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Joyful Christmas Blendabilities Card–LAST DAY for these Stamps!

Last night I held my Blendabilities technique class and it was a lot of fun chatting, stamping, and sharing with everyone who came out!  I wanted to share one of the cards I used as a sample in the class last night:

This card uses the Joyful Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Carryover List – which ENDS TODAY!  So, make sure you’ve checked it out and let me know ASAP if you would like anything.  I’ll be putting in a group order today and can add you to the list.

Tips for this card:

  • Stamp your image on a window sheet using Stazon Ink.  Then FLIP the window sheet over and color with your Blendabilities marker on the other side to give you the color you want.  DO NOT color on the same side that you stamped on
  • Use a thin mat of Glimmer Paper to add just the right amount of sparkle to your project
  • Adhere your colored image with glue dots to your paper

Like I said, this stamp set is one of the many great sets going away TODAY, so check out the Carryover List and let me know ASAP if you would like anything.



Also, you CAN get these Carryover items as part of your Starter Kit if you would like to join my team and get $150 in product for only $99 and get all the discounts and perks of being a demonstrator.  Get started here.


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