Thursday, August 29, 2013

Save 15% Butterfly Bundle. Starts Today!

Save 15 percent when you buy the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set and Bitty Butterfly Punch together.
Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013.  To order, click on the highlighted product numbers below under "Bundle Item!"

Bundle Item
Page in Catalog DescriptionRetail Price15% Savings Price
Amount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount) 
Papillon Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Papillon Potpourri 

Bitty Butterfly Punch


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Technique Tuesday! Watercolor Ombre

IT'S TECHNIQUE TUESDAY! This week's technique is called Watercolor Ombre.

Definition: Ombre is a gradation of color from light to dark.

1. Select about 3 colors of ink in dark, medium, and light tones of the same basic color, such as 3 shades of purple. Or 3 colors that are adjacent on the color wheel, such as yellow, orange, and red.
I choose the following 3 shades of purple: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, and Wisteria Wonder.
2. Place Watercolor Paper on a paper towel to absorb excess water. Wet down a piece of Watercolor Paper with the Aqua Painter and water so the surface is completely wet. This allows the colors to flow smoothly.
3. Squeeze closed ink pads to get color on inside of the lid. Open and use color to paint with.
4. Paint 1/3 of the paper with the darkest color, the center 1/3 with the medium color, and the last 1/3 with the lightest color. Only blend slightly between colors to keep the obvious gradation common to ombre.
Watercolor Ombre is a great effect for all types of projects. It also makes a great background for stamped or heat embossed images and silhouette images!

Stamp Set: Chalk Talk (Wood-Mount 130631, Clear-Mount 130634) 
Paper: Wisteria Wonder (122922), Elegant Eggplant 105126, Whisper White (100730), Watercolor Paper (122959) 
Ink: Wisteria Wonder (126985), Perfect Plum (126963)
Cool Tools: Aqua Painters (103954), Chalk Talk Framelits (129983), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is Live Starting Today!

2013 Holiday Catalog (Click links below to open)
Woo hoo!  It's finally time to order from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  There are so many wonderful choices of stamps, paper and embellishments for Halloween, Fall, Christmas and winter holidays!  What's your absolute MUST HAVE (or two)?  Leave me a comment below!  I want to hear from you!

Please click here to order your FREE copy.  If you have a current relationship with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact them directly for your copy.  If you are a current My Stampin Memories Preferred Customer, you should have received your Holiday Catalog from me by now.  If your copy hasn't arrived, please email me:

Spread The Joy

In April, Stampin' Up! held an In with You stamp set design challenge for Stampin’ Up! employees. Check out Emily Montoya’s winning artwork above. Her Spread the Joy Stamp Set is only available through January 2, 2014, so order today!

Spread the Joy, set of 6

wood-mount: $25.95 - #134781
clear-mount: $19.95 - #134784

You can join Emily in the winners’ circle by submitting your own artwork for SU's next great stamp set! Visit the In with You online community to participate in design challenges and vote for your favorite designs.