Custom Tees are easy!

It’s spring and that means t-shirt weather, right? So why not check out this fun card Anita gave me using the T Shirt Builder Dies that coordinates with the Sale-a-bration set Designer T stamp set you can earn FREE. It’s a fun set that is great for everyone!

Team it up with the Tie Dyed stamp set (143008) you’ll have a fun rad look too! And did you notice the Designer Series Paper in the background? It’s our Carried Away Designer Series Paper (143608) from Sale-a-bration.

Want to see some more Sale-a-bration items? Check out these fun cards.

This first card Joanne gave me using the Stylized Birthday single stamp (141828) – a great font and size for quick and easy birthday cards. The FREE Sale-a-bration set Delicate Details (143314) was used to make a background for this bold image.

And this second card is one I made. It uses the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (143830), Watercolor Pencils (141709) and the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set (142924).

If you’d like any of these FREE items you’ll want to place your order soon since they are on a while supplies last basis and Sale-a-bration ends March 31st.

And while your order why not get those basics you need. Including ink pads, reinkers and card stock.

Now is a great time especially for the 2015-2017 In Colors since they will be retiring soon. So you won’t want to miss out. Not only will you complete your collection, but you’ll get to earn FREE items too! How sweet is that?

Got questions? Please feel free to contact me I’m here to help.

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Inside the Lines Watercolor Challenge

Last month when we met as a team we did some training using our Watercolor Pencils and I challenge everyone to create a project using what they learned. If you’d like to learn more about using our Watercolor Pencils you can click HERE to see the tutorials and worksheets.

Everyone received a piece of the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper as part of the challenge. So today I’m sharing with you a couple of the cards we made.

This first card is one I created. The flowers are water colored using an Aqua Painter. And I used our beautiful Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper Assortment as the base to my dragonfly. I LOVE this stuff the colors are so rich and beautiful and add a intense pop of color!

On this next card Cindy used the Watercolor Pencils simply as colored pencils for a different look.

A soft subtle look that is definitely Cindy’s Style. She used a layer of vellum that she cut using Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135) and topped that with a layer of Calypso Coral she cut using the Butterfly Thinlits Dies (137360). I like the way that these two sets of dies can be used together or stand on their own. And do you recognize the sentiment? It’s from our Greatest Greetings stamp set (140703/140706) that you can find on page 78 in our Annual Catalog.

Did you know that you can earn this items (while supplies last) now through the end of March? During Sale-a-bration when you place a $50 order you can choose a Sale-a-bration item for FREE! And there are a lot of great choices to choose from.

Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions

And did you know when you purchase a Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription you can earn Sale-a-bration items too? Chose a 3 month Prepaid Subscription which is on sale for just $55 and you’ll get to choose one Sale-a-bration item. Choose a 12 month Prepaid Subscription and not only will you get a $2 discount on each kit, but you’ll get to choose 4 Sale-a-bration items too!!!

Want to see what last months kit was like? Here is a quick video of this fun project that arrived in my mailbox.

And with Paper Pumpkin celebrating its 4th birthday you’ll find a special message in the March kit so you won’t want to miss out! Purchase your subscription and create your account by the end of the day March 10th to be included!!! Got questions? I’m here to help – simply email me at [email protected] and I’m happy to help.


Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (1287489/127802)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Paper: Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (SAB 143830), 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (SAB 14831), Crushed Curry (131199) and Basic Black Card stock (121045)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709), Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749) and  Classic Label Punch (141491)


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Watercolor Pencil Basics

I was so excited to see the Watercolor Pencils in the Occasions Catalog. Stampin’ Up! has given us a new coloring option and in 13 of our Stampin’ Up! colors. Whoo hoo! Who doesn’t love that?

So today I’m sharing with you a couple of videos that I did to show you the basics of using Watercolor Pencils. I hope you’ll find them helpful, I’ve done the video in 2 parts to make things a bit easier.

I’m dusting off my old high school art skills for this and it’s been a while so bear with me. I was lucky to have a wonderful arts program at Brown Deer High School back in the day and I took every class I could! From throwing pots, metals and of course painting – so I hope my favorite teacher, Mr Panaro, would be happy I still have my class notebook after all these years.  After all it’s been a few years. LOL!

I’ve also created some PDFs for you so that you can create these water coloring worksheets for yourself as a reference. You’ll find them listed below the videos.

Getting Started with Watercolor Pencils Part 1 Video Tutorial:

Getting Started with Watercolor Pencils Part 2 Video Tutorial:

Simply print these PDFs off on Whisper White Card stock to get started making your own.

Watercolor Pencil Basics PDF

Watercolor Pencil Worksheet PDF

Practicing a bit will let you know what your own style of water coloring is and what you like best. So have fun and play!


Paper: Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Aqua Painter (103954) or Blender Pens (102845)

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Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

It’s a fun time of year to join Stampin’ Up! since it’s Sale-a-bration! Right now you can join my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers, and get hands on training like this at our Team Meetings & Resource Page!For just $99 your starter kit containing $125 in product and choose 2 more stamp sets of any price!   PLUS – your kit ships for free!Want to learn more?  Check out the links below:

Whether you want to join for the discount or to make a little extra cash – you’ll be able to save on your stamping supplies!