Sunday, April 11, 2010


This April at my Technique Stamp Group we learned how to do the "Black Magic" Technique. I's a lot of fun! It makes me feel like I'm back in Elementary school coloring on the black board. Take a look at this card and you'll see what I mean.

All you need is some Basic Black cardstock, The Scatter Sunshine Jumbo Wheel, & the Pure Color Pencils or colored pencils. I used an un-inked Jumbo wheel cartridge and used the Craft re-Inker on it to put in my Jumbo handle. I used a lighter color on the inside and highlighted the flowers with a darker color. I took my Uniball Signo White Gel Pen from Stampin' Up (the best gel pen that I've used!) and traced around the flowers. I put half back Pearls & some Rhinestones in the middles of the flowers. The Green Galore cardstock was sprayed with the Champagne Shimmer Mist alcohol mixture and put om the Final Press embossing folder and ran through the Big Shot. I used the Scallop Border Punch on the Orchid cardstock & put all of that on top of the Tempting Turquoise.

The next card that we did I really like. The card looks a little washed out in this picture, but looks great in person.  The card is Only Orange cardstock. The stripped paper is the Bride Specialty Designer Paper. I used the brayer with Bashful Blue Classic ink and went over the Bride paper a few times verticially and horizontially until it was covered well.  I put Whisper White cardstock using the Top Note Die through the Big Shot and inked the edges with Soft Suede. I used the Greenhouse Garden set which is 20% off until the end of April. The colors I used were Summer Sun, Only Orange, Orchid Opulence & Lovely Lilac. If these are colors that you like, you need to buy them before the end of JUNE since they'll be retiring. The leaves are Soft Suede using the Little Leaves die & put through the Big Shot.  The bow is the Blue gingham ribbon. I also popped up the Orchid flower to give it a 3-D effect. I hope that you like it.

 If you're interested in joining my Technique Stamp Group I'll be starting another session in September.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Exciting News! New Colors from Stampin' Up in July 2010

Exciting news ...Color Color Color!!

Hi Stampers :

Today SU! announced we are getting a new Color renovation.
The offical new Color families will be launched in July 2010 with the new catalog.
I love the new and exciting Colors !! Yahoo I am sooo excited

Click the link or click on the picture to make the photo bigger to view

4 new Color Collections (with 10 colors per collection ) Click above link to view colors.
which include 5 new colors :
Marina Mist , Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, early Expresso

and 10 returning colors :
Tangerine Tango , River Rock , Riding hood red , Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze , Pink Pirouette, Pacific Point ,Melon Mambo , Soft Suede & Rich Razzleberry .

Click the link or click on the picture to make the photo bigger to view the list of those colors that will be retiring in June 2010 .

Please check the list to see if you will need any of your favorites before they retire . This includes Reinkers , Markers , Card stock & Ink pads.

SU! Demonstrators can start preordering all the new colors in June so you will be seeing all the fabulous new colors being used very soon on my blog.

I can't wait to get my hands on all these fabulous new colors ..

Until later.. Happy Stampin!