Monday, May 28, 2018

Varied Vases and watercolor pencils



















This beautiful card was designed by one of my Downline Judy . We had a shoebox swap and this was the Card she brought for all of us to make. I of course fell in love and had to use it for my class this past week. I love using the watercolor pencils to give this card the color pop! The stampset is product from our new catalog so I hope this card will inspire you to get out your water color pencils and use them.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

2018 Ink Information


Why did we change the case?
The case’s manufacturing mold was about to expire. We can
only use a mold a limited number of times before we need to
replace it, so we had to decide if we wanted to order more
of the same molds or try to improve the design.
We chose to improve it! 
What’s better about the case? 
We wanted the new case to:  
  • Be less confusing to open. Opening the new ink pad case
  • is now more simple and intuitive—just insert your thumb in
  • the lip at the front of the case and lift it to open.
  • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base. With the
  • new design, the lid doesn’t accidentally become disconnected,
  • which was a common problem with the old case style. With use,
  • the lid will be easier to slide open and close.
  • Be stackable. The ability to stack the cases makes them
  • We designed a nub in each bottom corner that fits nicely into
  • the dimple on the top of another case. Tip: Removing the label
  • stickers from the bottom of the case (after applying the needed labels
  • to the case) also makes the ink pads stack a little better.
  • Include improved labels and stickers. Here are a few of the ways
  • we’ve done that:
    • see the ink’s color.
    • The stickers include a new In Color icon.
    • easily identify the ink’s color at a glance.
    • We’re introducing a new color sticker you can place on the
    • inside of the case, so you can easily
    • distinguish the ink’s color when the case is open.
How is the ink different?
We improved our ink formula because we noticed that our
old ink would sometimes bubble, especially on new pads
and with lighter colors. When this happened, the ink wasn’t
as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.
The improved ink formula will:
  • Reduce ink bubbles.
  • Help you get a smooth coating of ink on the stamp.
  • Help lay down the ink better. 
Can I use an old ink refill on a new ink pad or a new ink
refill on an old ink pad?
Yes! You absolutely can with the exception of the Basic
Gray Archival and Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ inks.
Archival and Classic inks should not be mixed.
All other Classic Stampin’ inks will work fine.
Where is the archival ink?
Archival ink will no longer be part of our ink offering.
Basic Gray will now be part of the Classic Stampin’ ink family.
Please note that you cannot use an archival ink refill on the new
Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad, as this will ruin the new ink pad.
Only use Classic Stampin’ ink refills on Classic Stampin’ pads.
Your best options for black ink pads are the Tuxedo Black Memento
Pad, to use with Blends and general black stamping needs, and the
Jet Black StāzOn Pad, to use for watercolor and nonporous
surface stamping. Both will be part of our ink offering.
We are confident that both the
Memento and StāzOn pads are high-quality inks that
perform to our customers’ needs.  
Will the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad case fit in the Color Caddy?
Yes, it will fit into the Color Caddy–just not as tightly as the previous ink
pad style. If you’ve stored the updated pads in your caddy, you’ll want to
be careful when rotating the caddy and not turn it too fast. We are
working on a new storage solution for the updated Classic Stampin’ Pad
case and do not yet have a launch date. 
Here is a video showing you tips regarding the new design of pad

 If after reading you have more questions or concerns, feel free to contact me. 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Best Birds and Blends- Come learn how to use your Stampin' Up! Blends pens


Here is the video on how to -   



I just love our Stampin Blends. You can lay down color
and they blend but not mix.

Just look at the colors. If you enjoy coloring take some time
to look at this video and then order your Blends at my online store -www.sandragrimes.stampinup.net or click the supplies
below and it will take you to my website to order. 







Saturday, May 12, 2018

Look who is stealing the show this summer!



















June Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates with one of the suites in the new annual catalog. Stampin' 'Up! won't tell us which suite until June 1st. So check back!!