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March 2015

Blended Bloom and Irresistibly Yours

This card as simple as it looks took me forever to glue down.

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 The flower was colored  on Monday and the Irresistibly Yours DSP was sponged on Tuesday and then it sat on my desk.  I tried all kinds of different layouts, layers, seriously it was  kind of ridiculous.  This should have been easy since I started out with this lovely clean and crisp layout from the Techno Stamper sketch TSSC #359.  

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 Finally this morning I decided I had to finish the card. Still not sure about it but I am moving on!

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 Here's a close up of the flower.  It has been a while since I pulled out this fun to color single stamp.

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We are in the final days of Sale-A-Bration.  I am sure going to miss all the fabulous products.  There are also some new items in the Clearance Rack  and some great Weekly Deals.  Have a great weekend!

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Indescribable Gift in Calypso Coral

Love this stamp set, Indescribable Gift.  The floral image is so lovely and fun to color.  

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It is amazing how soft the white embossing powder makes the image look.  It does however make it a little harder to see since it is white on white!   It is a rainy, stay indoors kind of day here, so i think I will spend it coloring some springtime flowers.   If you need any supplies to make your own spring cards CLICK HERE to go to my online store.




Weekly Deals, Sale-A-Bration News and a Challenge

It is Tuesday and time for the Weekly Deals!  I love ribbon and embossing folders so I think this deal is  kind of perfect.

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I enjoy doing Challenges and plan to do a lot more.  How about you?  Do you like Challenges?  If you do, let me know in the comments which ones are your favorites.  Thanks!

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Home Decor

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I am excited to be participating in the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop this month!  I had to miss last month, did you miss me?  Well I certainly missed participating.  The theme this month is Home Decor.  I was a little intimidated at first but hopefully you will like what I came up with.

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Rainbow butterflies on the wall!  This wasn't exactly what I started out making but I love how it turned out.  The piece is  layered on a 4" x 12" stretched canvas.  I bought a bunch of these canvasses for some long forgotten project and recently unearthed them while organizing my workspace and they were a perfect way to display the butterflies.

I used 3 different Sale-A-Bration products on my project, can you name them?  You can check below see if you guessed correctly.  I love the Sale-A-Bration offerings this year!  Remember Sale-A-Bration ends this month so be sure to place your orders soon!  

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I used the same technique to color the butterflies that I used in my last two posts.  It is so fun and easy  to do and I love the effect.  

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Hope you are enjoying the blog hop and are getting lots of fun ideas on ways to use your stamps to decorate your home.  Please hop on and check out all the stops on the hop.

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Nature's Perfection Butterflies

As you have probably heard Stampin' Up! made the difficult decision to stop selling the Stampin' Blendabilities (SU alcohol markers).   That announcement though tough, was the right one since there were problems with the manufacturer that could not be resolved.  I like to color and so I have been playing around with coloring techniques.  Today's card like the card I shared here uses the watercolor float technique.

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Both the Nature's Perfection stamp  set and the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack are Sale-A-Bration products.  During Sale-A-Bration  for every $50 (before tax and shipping) you spend, you earn a Sale-A-Bration product... free.  There are just a few weeks left so don't miss out on this great promotion.  If you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration, ordering or stamping feel free to contact me.  

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Here's a quick card I worked on this morning while waiting for the fog to burn off so I could take some pictures.

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The large flower from the Nature's Perfection is a fun one to color and I used the watercolor float technique on this card. 

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If you are not familiar with the water color float technique here's an overview.  In my sample I embossed the image which helps to contain the water and ink.  I wet one petal with the Aqua Painter and then picked up some re-inker and touched it to the petal.  The water on the petal helps to  "float" the color. Continue until all the petals are colored.

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There's only about 3 weeks left before Sale-A-Bration 2015 is over so be sure to let me know if there's something you would like to order and receive a free Sale-A-Bration gift.

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Nature's Perfection set and the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack

Just when you thought Sale-A-Bration could not get any better what does Stampin' Up! do?  They introduce 4 brand new products that you earn free during Sale-A-Bration.   There are 2 new stamp sets, a printed vellum paper stack and an In Color Accessory pack.  

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I love these new additions!  I think you will too.  I will share lots of samples in the coming days but remember like the other Sale-A-Bration items they are only available until March 31, 2015.

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The Sheer Perfection Vellum is really different and so fun to work with.  You can color on the back of it using markers and customize it to coordinate with your project.  In this sample I chose to line it with Pink Pirouette card stock.  Vellum can be tricky since it is so sheer but I was able to hide my glue dots behind the print.  In the Sheer Perfection Vellum Stack you will get 24 6" x 6" sheets, 2 each of 12 designs.  I also used the Nature's Perfection stamp set.  I love that butterfly and yes it can be punched out using the Elegant Butterfly punch.

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