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!


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!)


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’!


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



  1. Thank you for this beautiful newsletter-my question is: how do we get you and Gary winning a trip?

    Inquiring minds want to know….

    The other Sandy

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