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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Challenge 249 - Crystal Effects

Crystal clear... If only life were so easy!  Grab your Crystal Effects and get creative!  Show us how clear it is for you!! 

Here are some of our "rules" for participation

The challenges run for 2 weeks. The design team for the Late Night Stamper's Yahoo Group sponsor the challenges and do a great job inspiring our members. If you are not a member you are certainly welcome to join our group--click here--we are a bunch of stampers who love to use Stampin Up only products. If you don't want to join and just want to play along--that is ok too! We just ask that your samples remain at least 90% Stampin Up products. They do not have to be current products you can use your older stuff too! So to sum up our rules for you...
  • Anyone can play along!
  • All samples must be at least 90% Stampin Up products.
  • You have a full 2 weeks to play along and add your sample to the linky tool.
  • You MUST link to only the post that has the challenge item--NOT YOUR  HOME PAGE OF YOUR BLOG!!! Your samples will be deleted if they do not link directly to the project!
  • Please add only new samples--do not link up samples from weeks ago  this is a challenge to get you stamping more--not sharing more, lol!
  • Have fun and be sure to check out the other players too!

Now for the awesome samples from the design team.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Another Blendability

This is another example of the new Stampin' Up Blendabilities markers. There has been and still is some confusion as to when our customers can order these pens. We, as demonstrators, could pre-order but seems they won't be available until August 1 for customers. I will clarify that as the news comes in!

This image in another digi one from the Internet but great for the new markers. I used a new framelit, Project Life Labels Framelits to cut the sentiment from the stamp set Bloom with Hope (Hostess set). I used the Pumpkin Pie alcohol marker on the pearls as well. The doilies are retired from an old Valentine designer paper and the mat from retiring Fresh Prints!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, May 24, 2014


It has been such a long time (or at least it feels that way) since I have been able to stamp and 'play' especially with the new Stampin' Up pre-order I received.

I do love the Blendabilities - I have Copics too but these are so much easier to use and I love the idea they come already in the proper shades for the color you want! It is so easy and quick to color an image.

This is a digi image I found online and it is perfect for the new Blendabilities! They are now a MUST-HAVE for any crafter that enjoys coloring images.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, May 17, 2014

New InColors

The new InColors are gorgeous! I used the NEW alcohol markers (Blendabilities) from Stampin Up combined with the new InColor papers for a super result! New stamp set too!

The new markers are SOOOOO easy to use and I love the Color Lifter you can get to go with the markers! These are a MUST-HAVE for the crafters that love to color!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, May 10, 2014

A Little Sneak Peek!

From the new catty, Blended Bloom stamp colored with our new Blendabilities. My cyber friend, Regina MADE me buy some! I was not gonna but could not resist and now I am glad I did. They are much better priced than Brand X and you get 3 shades that coordinates with each other so it is very easy to blend and get it perfect!

I also CASE'd the card from Regina over at Workin' Out the Inks as well. I tried to vary it a bit though. Thanks for the inspiration! This would also make a great sympathy card! This was colored with the Daffodil Delight set and I used Daffodil Delight paper but it does not look like it in the scan. It is matted on Early Expresso.

BTW you will love the new InColors too! And if I had ordered the right ones I could make a sample for you but they will be here next week.

I am excited about the new stamp sets in the new catalog and I do love the Blendabilities. I also had a senior moment when I ordered my pre-order and got lots of stuff that did NOT retire. And just a note, if you have not ordered what you might want from the retired list, it may very well be GONE! They sold out quickly!

I am looking forward to 'retiring' again SOON so I can spend some time stamping.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


WOW this is the first time I have posted in a long, long time. Life has been too busy for me. My friend passed away Friday so I am still working full-time to help out the family. However, today I did get a chance to use some new products and scrap a bit! I am hoping to get some crafting in soon. I am having withdrawals!

Josie, one of my favorite subjects!

She is growing so fast! I used lots of new stuff from the Project Life collection. Stampin Up, as you know, has a new catalog coming out at the end of this month. They have added LOTS of scrapbooking stuff and gobs of new stamps. I just finally today got to view it online (as a demo we can do that)!

I did add the 'yummy' from my Silhouette and there's lots of room for 'mom' to journal.
Until next time,
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Mommy's Little Helper

Another page for you! Josie was trying to help Mom put her clothes away! Too cute...

Too funny, her PJ's match the paper colors. Again I used some of the Project Life papers and I cut the banners using the Banner Framelits! Gorgeous Grunge is stamped on the top right for added interest.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'