Pleasant Pheasants

Have you seen the Pleasant Pheasants stamp set in the holiday catalog? My eye was immediately drawn to the beautiful pheasants and other fall images. Perfect to color or use with techniques like this card.

How was this technique done? You’ll need a large Clear Block, some Stampin’ Write Markers, and a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water.

Scribble the color onto the Clear Block with the Stampin’ Write Markers, this card uses Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, and Crushed curry. Then spritz with the water and stamp onto the paper. You can leave the block in place for a few seconds to help the paper absorb the color. Then all you have to do is dry and use as desired. Yep, it’s that easy!

And did you know that Stampin’ Up! has given us an qucik and easy way to create? There is a special You Can Make It Bundle option (150097) which gives you what you need to get started, why not check it out HERE.

I’ve given you a complete supply list below. Why not try this technique yourself? It’s super easy and a lot of fun.


Stamp Set: Pleasant Pheasants (147687/147684)

Inks: Cajun Craze  (147085) and Early Espresso Classic Ink (147114)

Paper: Cajun Craze (119684), Soft Suede (115318) and  Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Soft Suede Dark Stampin’ Blends (146875), Stampin’ Write Markers, Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder (148026), 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim (147808), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Banner Triple Punch (138292)

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Say goodbye to Birthday Surprise

Now that the retirement list has been announced I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the stamp sets that we’ll be saying goodbye to over the next few weeks. Today’s set is Birthday Surprise (134117/134120). A fun set that is great for all ages and has a sketched feel to it which makes it great for all kinds of looks.

Here are 3 cards that have totally different feels to them. This first one uses our retiring 2013 In Colors.

Birthday Surprise swap (2)

And the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (133704)

Birthday Surprise swap (1)

And this one adds a pop of bold color with the Tangelo Twist and Island Indigo.

Birthday Surprise

Which is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.


And have you noticed that our single selection of Stampin’ Write Markers are on the list? Check out this video and see just how easy it is to add color to images using our Stampin’ Write Markers

Cool, right? Adding color to images is sooo easy and fun since the combinations are endless! Why not check out the Retirement List and Clearance Rack where you’ll find some of our single Stampin’ Write Markers – Of course, you can always purchase our Stampin’ Write Markers by the color family or set.

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Bordering on Romance

Recently I needed a get well card and here is what I came up with. I used the Bordering on Romance Stamp Set to create the focal point for my card.  This is a great set since you can do so many different things with the images. And did you notice that the doily wasn’t white and were wondering how I added the color to it? I’ve got a how to video you can see here.

Bordering on Romance Get Well Card

Have you ever water colored with our Stampin’ Write Markers? I really love our Stampin’ Write Markers and use them for a lot of my projects.  It’s one of my favorite ways to use them and now that our Watercolor Paper comes in larger sheets it a lot easier to use them for any of our images.

I hope this card brought a smile to her face when she opened it.


Stamp Set: Bordering on Romance (item125480/125482), Occasions Alphabet (item 117090/123598)

Inks: StazOn Jet Black

Paper: Watercolor Paper and Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Paper Doilies, Aqua Painter, Big Shot and Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Write Markers and Two-Tone Ribbon

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Charlotte Regional – Twist it Up!

Ever have one of those aha moments? Well I did recently at our recent Charlotte Regional when Donna Griffith asked the question, Are you a twister?  Sometimes we forget the most basic things as we demonstrate and need a quick reminder.

Do you twist the markers around until you can see the picture of the tip to determine which end you need?  Well twist no more – just take a look at your marker, and you’ll see a line at each end–one is thicker than the other.

The thick line indicates the fat flare tip.

And the thin line indicates the fine journaling tip.

How about you, are you a twister?

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