Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beautiful Blendabilities!

Starting August 1, you will be able to order the full line of Blendabilities markers from Stampin' Up!  If you haven't heard about Blendabilities, they are Stampin' Up's line of alcohol markers and they are amazing for coloring.  Here is a video showing some basic techniques for using the markers.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This is what happens...

This is what happens when you get together with thousands of crafty people:

I made 48 cards to swap at convention, and these are the cards I got in return. I was blown away by the creativity and talent of my fellow demonstrators. Some of them had made hundreds of cards to swap. That's serious business!

I loved every card, but I am showcasing some of my favorites below.

By Dina Catrillo.  Stamp set:  Tap Tap Tap.

By Renee Cole.  Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail, Work of Art.

By Debbie Muche.  Stamp set: Kinda Eclectic.

By Sheila Barthel.  Stamp set:  Work of Art.

By Sharon Denison.  Stamp sets:  Flower Patch, For You.

By Cheryl Parker.  Stamp sets:  Sea Street, Work of Art, Gifts of Kindness.

By Carol Slack.  Stamp set:  Hot Diggity Dog.

By Deborra Allen.  Stamp set:  Kind Koala.

By Mary McCannon.  Stamp Set:  Perfect Peacock

Swapping was a fun way to get new ideas and tap into the creativity of others.

Click on the picture below to learn about current promotions from Stampin' Up!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Inspiration Overload! (and Vote for Me!)

Hi everybody!

The last 2 days I have had the wonderful opportunity of attending Stampin' Up! North American convention.  It has been inspiring on many levels.  One of the things that has been extra exciting is getting to play with some new products before they are released.  Last night I attended a class where we got to get creative with watercolor.  I made this card from a kit we were given to play with.  The great thing about the kit, which will be available in the upcoming holiday catalog, is that you can make the cards exactly as the instructions direct, or you can use the kit elements to create your own card designs.

I am entering my original creation in a contest with Stampin' Up!  I would sure appreciate it if you would follow this link to Pinterest and like my card.  I can't wait to share more of the inspiration and ideas from convention.