STAMPIN’ Blends – best coloring tools!

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know I am in a challenge with my BDC – Business Development Coach from Stampin’ Up!  You guessed it – “do more posts!”  It makes people happy….hope it makes you happy.  I’m working on giving you more education and my opinions of products in addition to keeping you aware of what’s happening now in Stampin’ Up!  Your comments would be greatly appreciated so I can give you more of what you are looking for.

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STAMPIN’ BLENDS 

– have you tried them.  Definitely a different experience from the Stampin’ Write Markers.  They are alcohol based so they dry quickly but the thing I like most about them is that they blend easily without leaving streaks and marks.  You can easily change the hue and depth of color by just coloring over an area.  They come in light and dark blends with the same dual tips as the Stampin’ Write Markers.CM12003S

 

 I find the use of STAMPIN’ BLENDS  CM12004Sto be a more artistic technique for highlighting stamps. 

 

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Coloring with Stampin’Blends

 

I needed to  make a special card for a friend who is young and energetic and really does DO IT ALL!  I thought she would enjoy this one although I’m not sure she is a fisher”woman” per se.  I just thought it reminded me of her zeal for life …with lots of fish jumping out of a bucket.  Whatever she puts her mind to doing is always fun, artistic and full of life. She is the owner of a beauty salon at the young age of 21 and does a great job with hair extensions – so the long blonde  was a perfect match.    I used the Beautiful You stamp set for the inside showing the other side of her personality.  The fun part was the paper piecing with the new in color DSP – just stamp the image on the DSP and fussy cut and paste – who remembers paper dolls???.  The cardstock varies from one card to the next (don’t like to make 2 exactly alike).  Ivory on Blueberry Bushel glued with dimensionals to marina mist embossed with seaside embossing folder.  The stamp is one from Unity Designer Angie Bloom…I like her whimsical style.  Inside stamp set is from Stampin’ Up’s Beautiful You on ivory.  The base is either Marina Mist or Ivory cut @ 4 1/4x 11  and scored at 5 1/2.

Stampin’Blends used for these cards were smoky slate, cherry cobbler, daffodil yellow, night of navy and crumb cake with a hint of petal pink  for skin tone.  The whimsical fish are colored in old olive and lemon lime twist stampin’ write markers with a touch of wink of stella – you know the scales can be sparkly.  Then I had to do something with those droplets of water (and my smudges) so I turned them in to a 3 dimensional  droplet by adding glitter and clear epoxy shapes and added color to them with stampin’write markers.

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Covering a multitude of smudges is that darling tiny stitched heart from the Stitched Labels Framelits and a linen bow … it’s the perfect size heart and gives me greater ideas for future cards as I have been trying to incorporate more hearts into my work for HeartFelt  Designs.  All the framelits in this set are just beautiful.

Oh and the sentiment was all one line and didn’t fit anywhere so  I just cut it up and mounted it on blueberry bushel  cardstock using dimensionals to glue them down on the embossed layer.

That’s all for today.   Please leave a comment and let me know what you think or if there is a particular bundle you want to work on next time.  If you are interested in the Stampin’ Blends you can go to my website and order directly or contact me and I will be happy to order for you if you are local.

REMINDER:  2 days left

FREE TUFTED DYNAMIC TEXTURED EMBOSSING FOLDER  When you place a $50 order (before shipping and tax) under host code UGXWVWWU

You will receive a free TUFTED Dynamic Textured impressions embossing Folder from me through July 31st!tuftedIt almost gives cards the look of real fabric that’s been tufted.  I love using it and hopefully will have a card for the next buffet.  Are you coming?   Are you signed up for- August 14th???   Do it now before time gets away from you…there will be a new easy-peasy Christmas Card (which I will share in another blog) and the popular copper snowflakes  will return for one more buffet choice.

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Copper embossed snowflakes

Supplies:  Early Espresso card base, Soft suede , copper foil, copper embossing powder, Snowflake sentiments (p,148)  and Lovely as a Tree (p. 100) stamp sets.  Both available in current catalog.  Let me know if you want more details for this card.

Have a great July ending this week .  Thanks for stopping by today!

Be haPpY – stay InKy

Sandi

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen  or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.

                      – Helen Keller

QUICK AND EASY THANKS!

PETAL PROMENADE DSP thanx
PETAL PROMENADE DSP “THANK YOU”

Good morning Stampers!

I needed a quick thank you this morning and went right to that beautiful Petal Promenade DSP paper 146913 .  It was 1/2 way done…

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6 PER SHEET  (2 SHEETS PER PACK AND GET A BEAUTIFUL  BORDER FOR OTHER CARD EMBELLISHMENTS

all I had to do was trim a 3×3 square of the DSP sheet, glue to Petal Pink cardstock 146985 , add a sentiment and a little Rose metallic thread 146915, a little whisper white 4×4 envelope 145829  and VOILA!  HOW EASY IS THAT?

END OF MONTH REMINDER    

DSP SALE ENDS JULY 31ST...Buy one Get one free –  

SHOP NOW

ENDS JUY 31ST:  JOIN THE FUN – BE A HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR -BUY A STARTER KIT FOR $99  – you choose from $125 worth of ANY PRODUCT…pay no shipping and take advantage of the 20% discount for an entire quarter! THINK about it!   Check out my webpage for more information .

 

 

FREE TUFTED DYNAMIC TEXTURED EMBOSSING FOLDER

When you place a $50 order (before shipping and tax) under host code UGXWVWWU you will receive a free TUFTED Dynamic Textured impressions embossing Folder from me through July 31st!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend….

Stay InKy….

Sandi

FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/HeartFeltCardArt
WEBSITE       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/heartfeltdesigns/

HYDRANGEAS IN FULL COLOR

Hello Stampers!

Just checked in on Amy and the other trip winners in Alaska!  They look like they are having a wonderful time…the scenery is just breathtaking. Isn’t Ted the lucky guy to be able to enjoy this trip with her? …. so deserving!

HYDRANGEA PROJECT DETAILS:

Just sharing the Hydrangea Projects I worked on last week with some details. Keeping the promise to share the details of these 3 projects  made with a hostess stamp set from 2016 – ” Best Thoughts”.  The flower on “BEAUTIFUL DAY ” stamp set would work as well.  I stamped the flower in Momento Black Ink and used the Stampin’ Blends Markers to get a more artistic quality blending.  Blending light and dark shades of the same color create lovely shading with no streaks and instant drying.  The flower in Beautiful Day stamp set is also quite elegant when Gold Embossed first then colored.  Thick Whisper White or Very Vanilla cardstock works well with the markers.  I used pink pirouette and Granny Apple Green with sentiment cut with the Pretty Label Punch.  Ribbon is 3/8 “ Powder Pink shimmer ribbon with 5/8″ Polka Dot Tule Ribbon over top.  I also layered some of the same ribbon underneath the label and used dimensional for the label.  Butterfly was stamped on Blooms and Bliss DSP and then hand snipped.  I like stamping butterflies on DSP paper…no coloring involved and they always look GREAT!

The greens in the other two cards were a combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green and Olive Green….working and coloring until I had just the right amount of color.  I did the same with Highland Heather, Pacific Point and Blueberry Bliss ink pads with a blending pen.  I also used Very Vanilla cardstock instead of pure white  on the blue hydrangea card.

DSP SALE REMINDER:   Ends July 31st (that’s Tuesday!)

 

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GET THE “COLOR YOUR SEASON PRODUCTS” NOW!  Add the Color Your Season products to the Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit in July PLUS get 10 FREE Ink Pads (value to $75).  $99 Starter Kit Ink Pad Offer (up to a $200 value for $99 and ships FREE).  Starter Kit offer ends July 31!   I welcome hobbyists! No obligation to do a business!

  • Get It First!  You can include the Color Your Season pre-order products or bundle as part of your Starter Kit.  I can’t wait to get my hands on those stitched label dies and new watercolor pencil shades – how about you? Customers won’t be able to purchase these limited time products until August 1 – 31 (or while supplies last).

Thanks for visiting today….Please leave a comment!

HaPpY Stampin’!

Sandi

The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen  or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.

 

JULY BUFFET

VASES GIFT CARD - DIANA BAUER

DIANA’S GIFT CARD

Hello Stampers!

THE VARIED VASES ARE IN!!!  Such a fun bundle to play with…so many options.  Just take a look at what Diana did with the gift card at the buffet.  She turned the paper over and made this lovely gift card.  The card offered on the buffet was a Mary Fish original – how blessed we are to be able to CASE (COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING) in Stampin’Up! Mary is the designer of this stamp set.  Supplies:  SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE DSP; So Saffron Cardstock; Whisper White Narrow Note Cards; Stitched Shapes and Framelits Dies; Varied Vases Punch; Daffodil Yellow Stampin’Blends; linen thread )

And another CASED card on the buffet designed by  Amy Richel – CASED from red to blue with an embossed background.  Easy and fun to do card with the new 2018 In Color DSP and cardstock:  Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry BushelColor Me Clover ink, Blueberry Bushel grow grain ribbon.

We did a little Christmas in July  just to get a head start on the season. We had an embossing station specifically for the copper embossed snowflake/tree card.  It was popular and will be back on the next buffet. (SUPPLIES: Lovely as a tree and Snowflake Sentiments Stamps; Soft Suede for snowflakes, Early Espresso base and frame for tree with a copper inlay)

 

The new Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Embossing Folder can be used for multiple seasons.  It is not Christmas specific although this card was made for the Christmas in July idea.  The Real red base was striking with the  whisper white top layer embossed wreath, Real Red 2/8″ solid ribbon, some silver sequins and, one of my favorites, the new leaf ribbon.  Mistletoe Season stamp set offered sentiments and a lovely pine branch that worked well in the new shaded spruce color for the inside.

 

A popular card used with different sentiments, Baptism from Inspired Events and Hold On to Hope Stamp Bundles, was a great way to stamp with friends.  Supplies included stitched labels framelits, Elegant Dots embossing folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits and Petal Punches made the cute little flowers with a pearl center.

WHITE on White One of my favorites – here is a Sympathy Card which will return to the buffet in August in case you missed it.

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and my favorite…lavender sachet bags with fresh lavender buds…the smell is intoxicating!  Easy stamping and fun for a quick gift.  lots of lavender

WELCOME NEW BABY  combined a retired stamp set with Oh My Stars embossing folder on the new Grapefruit Grove cardstock base.  moon baby 4 cards

JULY SPECIALS GOING ON RIGHT NOW!!!

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JULY DSP DEAL  don’t miss it…here is the best deal on paper…the new DSP in the 2018 catalog is just beautiful.  I ALWAYS have mini trial packets for you at the Buffet class with matching card stock…$3.50 and under.  Just a little sampling of a few new DSP.  Here is  the REAL DEAL:  Just click on the flier and you may order from my website.

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WHAT ARE MY SPECIAL DEALS???   BUFFET SPECIAL Order any bundle THROUGH ME DIRECTLY in the new catalog and get 15% off , – that includes buying DSP Buy 3 Get 1 Free.   Does not apply for direct orders to Stampin’ UP.  Offer EXTENDED and Ends at midnight July 19th.  

MY MONTH OF JULY HOT SPECIAL:  Order $50 in product directly from my webpage or through me and receive a Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder FREE. If you order from the website, be sure to USE THE HOST CODE and text me or email me so I know you have ordered.

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99-ultimatebundleHere’s the HOT JULY DEAL!  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! in July, you’ll receive a FREE color collection of 10 Classic Stampin’ Up Ink Pads as a bonus.  That’s up to a $75 value!  Choose from 5 Stampin’ Up! color collections in the new ink pad design.   AND you pay only $1 per card at the buffet WITH NO MINIMUMS.07.01.2018_PROMO_INK_PAD_USThat is NOT a typo! It’s true…. Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad Promotion began July 1, 2018! Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! July 1- 31 and receive a FREE color collection of ten (10) Classic Ink Pads as a bonus! Choose from 5 Stampin’ Up! Color Collections. That’s up to a $75 value!

But wait…. there’s more!

There are three exclusive products that are available this month…. but can only be ordered by demonstrators! They will be available to customers beginning August 1st… but only while supplies last.

The bundle is called ‘Blended Seasons’, which consists of the stamp set called Blended Seasons and the Framelits called Stitched Seasons. If you purchase these two items as a bundle (now or during August), you save 10%! Also available during July (in your Starter Kit) or in August is a set of Watercolor Pencils in all the new colors!

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HOBBY STAMPERS ARE THE BEST! Stampers who purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! thru me will enjoy the buffet and pay only $1 per card.   Out of town stampers/demonstrators may order kits for any of the cards we make at the buffet for the same price plus shipping. There is no obligation to do the business and hobby demonstrations get to save 20% on all orders.  Be sure to reach out to me if you have questions.  This is a great deal at a great time – the beginning of a new quarter.

 

HOLIDAY CATALOG SIGN UP;  you have until July 30th to let me know you are interested in a Holiday Catalog which will be mailed in August.  Just get on my webpage and create an account  so I have all your correct information.  I will be happy to mail one to you if you are not a regular stamper at the Buffet and are interested in one.  The catalog is more than just a place to purchase product…it has GREAT ideas for cards and projects that are unending.  Be sure to let me know before July 30th…in fact, do it NOW so you don’t forget!

Be sure to LIKE the page and FOLLOW me on HeartFelt Designs Facebook page.  I will be posting more videos and card ideas as we move into the fall season…but I need your help in increasing the numbers.

Let me know if there are stamps, cards or kits you are interested in making for the next buffet.  Questions or ideas – be sure to comment here, call/text or email me.

Thanks for stopping and I’m looking forward to reading your comments.

HaPpY Stampin’ WEEKEND!!

Sandi

💗HeartFelt Designs
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/HeartFeltCardArt
WEBSITE       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/heartfeltdesigns/
PHONE:          715-308-5258

 

 

 


 

 

 

LAVENDER AND HYDRANGEAS and What’s on the buffet???

HELLO STAMPERS!!  

What a great month in Stampin’ Up.  With all the lavender in bloom, everything smells, clean and fresh.  Searching for a retired  hydrangea stamp – my team leader, Amy,  came through again.   The pairing of Lots of Lavender and Best Thoughts (Hostess Set) seems to be the perfect combination.  I’m working on it and hope to have a  card designed for the next buffet.  We have some new lavender flowers for the muslin bags that can be stamped and filled this Tuesday July 10th.  Are you registered?

BEFORE YOU ORDER THIS MONTH CONSIDER THIS!

If you are already a  hobby demonstrator and signed up last quarter, the company gives you an extra month to order to catch up in July.  So please call me if you are interested in catching up and/or continuing to buy at 20% off   OR have other questions about your status.

If you are on the fence about joining and already have items on your wish list for a future order  you may choose to join just to purchase them as part of your kit or later  at 20% off.  Just click on this link for details.   You also choose, during July only, any one of our color collections, including a special bundle of all 10 current In Colors, to your starter kit for FREE!  Here’s the bottom line: in addition to the usual $125 in products of your choice, a free paper pumpkin kit, catalogs to share with family and friends and FREE SHIPPING, you’ll get the free ink pads, ALL for $99!  When you are a hobby demonstrator you can share with your friends and form a little buying club without having to do a business.  What a way to save money and share with your stamping friends!   And “No” Stampin’ Up does not bug you or push you to do the business.  They keep you on their e-mail list to keep you informed of the current promotions but there is no pressure to do ANYTHING!!!

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 You also GET:   The opportunity to save 20% on ALL personal purchases.

  •     The opportunity to pre-purchase Holiday catalog products in August at 20% off.
  •     The opportunity to register for On Stage in Orlando Florida, our 30th Anniversary          Party!  Do you like to travel???
  •     To enjoy your minimum 20% savings over and above any customer savings offered. 
  •     You pay only $1.00 per card at my Buffet for any cards you make and there is no minimum.
  •     And if you decide to do a business, the opportunity to earn special trips to exciting venues worldwide.  HERE’S THAT TRAVELING OPPORTUNITY AGAIN! 
  •   AND you get  ME as your upline – and  I am attached to  Amy Richel so that is a real bennie!!!!  SHE offers quarterly meetings that include some kind of project…it’s fun!
  • Your first FULL quarter is July – Sept ; ANY and ALL sales and personal purchases during July-Sept count towards your first quarter

JULY DSP DEAL  don’t miss it…here is the best deal on paper…the new DSP in the 2018 catalog is just beautiful.  I will have mini trial packets for you at the Buffet class with matching card stock…$3.50 and under.  Just a little sampling of a few new DSP.  Here is  the REAL DEAL:   

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WHAT ARE MY SPECIAL DEALS???   BUFFET SPECIAL Order any bundle THROUGH ME DIRECTLY in the new catalog and get 15% off , – that includes buying DSP Buy 3 Get 1 Free.   Does not apply for direct orders to Stampin’ UP.  Offer Ends at midnight July 11th.  

MONTH OF JULY SPECIAL:  Order $50 in product directly from my webpage or through me and receive a Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder FREE. If you order from the website, be sure to USE THE HOST CODE and text me or email me so I know you have ordered.

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WHAT ARE YOU MAKING?      I love posting pictures of your current projects so please  send them to me so I can post them.  Kathleen Meyers-Welsch shared this card -from Oregon… a congratulations card for her daughter who graduated from an electricians program.  Great idea!

JULY 10TH BUFFET PREVIEW    CURIOUS???  

Returning kits are important for those who missed the previous buffet:  

Mint Macaron Lovely Floral Dynamic will be back for the 3rd time- LAST CALL!  If you want to change the colors, I will bring along some cardstock and all the inks so you may do that…just ask!   

Born to Ride:     The new color Poppy Parade has taken on a new look for your Harley!!!  This has been a popular kit and there are only a few left…LAST CALL – It will not be  back but there will be card kits for purchase.

Varied Vases:   Clearly one of THE most favorite sets this year….the LITTLE gift card is back for the last time.  I have CASED a card from my team leader, Amy … making it in Blueberry and white and adding some dry embossing to the front.  Such a creative card…and her’s  looked great in Lovely Lipstick.  I would put the vase up a bit to cover the leaves and stamp the leaves in the right direction  a better dimensional fit.  Here is the rough draft and Amy’s card…come make your own.

Yes, Lots of Lavender will be back for those who want to make a sachet or two.  There are 2 Christmas selections -one is snowflake/winter in a copper embossed background and the other a simple wreath with the new embossing folder.  A white on white Sympathy card, a card from Inspired Events and a welcome baby in the new Grapefruit Grove cardstock… you ‘ll have to come to the buffet see them!

HOLIDAY CATALOG SIGN UP;  Hard to believe I am even saying this but you have until July 30th to let me know you are interested in a Holiday Catalog which will be mailed in August.  Just get on my web and create an account  so I have all your correct information.  I will be happy to mail one to you if you are not a regular stamper at the Buffet and are interested in one.  The catalog is more than just a place to purchase product…it has GREAT ideas for cards and projects that are unending.  Be sure to let me know before July 30th…in fact, do it NOW so you don’t forget!   

Be sure to LIKE the page and FOLLOW me on HeartFelt Designs Facebook page.  I will be posting more videos and card ideas as we move into the fall season…but I need your help in increasing the numbers.

Let me know if there are stamps, cards or kits you are interested in making for the next buffet.  Questions or ideas – be sure to comment here, call/text or email me.

Thanks for stopping and looking forward to reading your comments.

HaPpY Stampin’!

Sandi

💗HeartFelt Designs
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/HeartFeltCardArt
WEBSITE       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/heartfeltdesigns/
PHONE:          715-308-5258

JULY SPECIAL: DSP, New Markers, Hobby Demonstrators

Good morning Stampers!

HAPPY JULY! Hope you are staying cool and ready to celebrate with a glorious 4th Celebration.   Just  taking a few minutes to make sure you get to celebrate this great July with the wonderful specials from Stampin’Up and ME!  I’ll try to make this short…07-01-18_header_dsp_sale_na

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When you place a $50 order (before shipping and tax) under host code UGXWVWWU you will receive a free TUFTED Dynamic Textured impressions embossing Folder from me through July 31st!

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GOTTA HAVE ‘EM!  Stampin’ Blends Markers in the NEW colors have arrived.  See page 205 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog for a complete list of colors!     These color blending beauties give me “coloring confidence” and see all the new colors and a short video  here.

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July 1 – 31!  THIS IS THE ONE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up! in July, you’ll receive a FREE color collection of 10 Classic Stampin’ Up Ink Pads as a bonus.  That’s up to a $75 value!  Choose from 5 Stampin’ Up! color collections in the new ink pad design.   AND you pay only $1 per card at the buffet WITH NO MINIMUMS.b44c8002-7917-4531-aeac-a7b98744d1b9

There is no obligation to do the business and hobby demonstrations get to save 20% on all orders.  Be sure to reach out to me if you have questions.  This is a great deal at a great time – the beginning of a new quarter.


PATRIOTIC CARDS:  Here are a couple of  July 4th cards for you to play with.  The first one is from Amy Richel and the other is from my files of watercolored cards!  Hope they add some highlights to your 4th of July creations.  Have a great celebration of the birthday of our Nation.

Let me know if you have questions or want to make a special card on Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends on this blog.

Happy 4th!!!!  GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Stay InKy….

Sandi

FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/HeartFeltCardArt
WEBSITE       http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/heartfeltdesigns/