Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Simple Cards Class - Hang in There

This is one of the cards we're making in my Simple Cards Class this weekend (check out my Event Calendar for class times).

The design is based on a card I saw by Kimberly VanDiepen, but I simplified it (since it's in the Simple Cards Class). The Nuts for You stamp set is a hostess set, only available to hostesses, hostess club members or if you place a $200.00 order. I also used the Woodgrain embossing folder, the Party Pennants Big Shot die and Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine. The sentiment is punched with the Petite Curly Label punch. Colours are Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Mossy Meadow and Basic Grey.

thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Blendabilities Basics Class & Colour Chart

I'm so excited about my Blendabilities Basics Class... this class is perfect if you've never used alcohol based markers (or tried them but aren't sure about them). You will complete a colour chart, practice colouring the same image with different techniques to see what feels (and looks) best for you, and make two cards. This is the colour chart you'll be making (the rest of my colours arrive Thursday, so I'll complete my chart then)!

I also included a box for the Stampin' Write Marker in each colour for easy reference...

The class fee is $50.00 which includes one colour set of Blendabilities (your choice of Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie or Rich Razzleberry), the Blended Bloom stamp and a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. If you'd prefer, you can get two packs of Blendabilities and no Blended Bloom stamp instead. If you purchased Blendabilities from me (or are part of my downline and have your own set), you can pay a $10.00 class fee instead. You will need your own set of Blendabilities at the class.

The class is Monday, July 21st @ 7:00pm, and I hope you'll join me! The deadline to register (and pay) is this Sunday, July 13th!

I've included a blank template that I created for my class. It prints on a sheet of Whisper White card stock. I used an ink jet printer (draft setting) but avoided colouring over the lines. A laser printer would be better. If you click the thumbnail, it should be the correct size. Let me know if you find this useful!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blendabilities are here!

Well, six of the colour sets are available starting today (Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler as well as the skin tone set, the Color Lifter and Memento ink pad--an essential with the Blendabiliites. Watch this video for some tips and how-to:

I've had a chance to play with these, and I'm planning a series of classes focusing on the Blendabilities. The first one will be Monday, July 21st! Here is a card I made with the Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. I used them to colour the Blended Bloom stamp (which is included in my Blendabilities Basics Class). The card also features the Bravo stamp set and Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon.

If you are wondering about the other six sets from the catalogue, they just became available for demonstrators (you can get them in your Starter Kit, or discounted on your order) today, and they will be available for customers August 1st.

Around the World Challenge #20 - Colours!

It's July 1st and time for another Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge! This  month, we're working with colour combinations, and the July 1st challenge features two of our new In Colours:

 Here's the card I created for this challenge:

It features the Choose Happiness and Dotty Angles stamp sets. I created a frame with the Deco Label Framelits, and the sentiment was cut with an Apothecary Accents framelit.

We'd love it if you played along with our challenge! All you have to do is create a card with these colours, post it online somewhere, and add it to the link on the challenge post! You can also see what the other team members have created with these colours on the challenge post.