Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Holloween is coming!

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Technique Tuesday

WatercoloringWatch our Watercoloring and Advanced Watercoloring videos for a demonstration of this terrific technique.Directions: 1) Dip the tip of a blender pen on to the corner of a Stampin' Pastel, then apply color to the stamped image.


1) Brush the tip of a blender pen, Aqua Painter, or wet watercolor brush directly on the tip of a Watercolor Wonder Crayon, then apply color to the stamped image.


1) Color a section of the stamped image with a Watercolor Wonder Crayon or Watercolor Pencil. Then use a blender pen, Aqua Painter, or wet watercolor brush to blend color as desired.


1) Press the closed lid of a Classic Stampin' Pad down against the inked pad, then open the lid. Use a blender pen, Aqua Painter or damp watercolor brush to lift the ink from the small pool of color in the lid and apply to stamped image.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Two-Step Stampin' and Variations

Directions: 1) Stamp the base image.

2) Position and stamp the overlay image.


1) Stamp base image in VersaMark ink on any Neutral card stock. Sponge Stampin' Pastels over solid image.

2) Stamp overlay image in VersaMark ink over solid image. Sponge pastels in a darker coordinating color, or even the same color, over the second stamped image.


1) Color directly on the solid stamp image with a Watercolor Wonder Crayon.

2) Spritz the stamp with water.

3) Stamp the image on card stock or watercolor paper.

4) Wait for base image to dry, and stamp overlay image with coordinating color of ink.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bitty Butterfly Punch Card

This card  is made using two different types of punches. A punch inside of a punch. I love this technique and I think you could use this on so many other punches.

Card base-very vanilla 4.25 x 11
First layer-very vanilla 4 " x 5.25"
Scraps of designer series paper
Scraps of very vanilla
Designer series paper stack-130134 $21.95

Stamp sets
Teeny tiny wishes.  128748
Papillon  potpourri -123759

Artisan label-130920 $15 95
Bitty butterfly-12940 $6.15 95

Stamp pads
Melon mambo-126948
Soft suede-115657

Embossing folder-perfect polkadots 117335-$7.95

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Technique Tuesday

Stamping with Markers

1) Use a Stampin' Write marker to apply color to the stamp. Ink only the part of the image you need.

2) Add other colors if desired.

3) Breathe onto the inked image to remoisten the ink before stamping onto paper.

  • For a more muted, watercolor look, spray a fine mist of water on the stamp instead of breathing on it.

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Technique Tuesday

    Stamping Off

    1) Ink a stamp.

    2) Stamp the image.

    3) Re-stamp the image one or more times without re-inking it.

  • This technique is a great way to get several shades of color from a single ink pad.
  • This technique is also a great way to show motion, such as a ball moving through the air.

  • New Product!!!

    Envelope Punch Board                 

    This is such an awesome new product! Below is a YouTube video by the home office so you can see first hand how to create with this awesome new product. You can create your very own envelopes in lots of different sizes and colors. Want one? Call or email and I will get one on the way to your door! I am so excited!!!

    Envelope Punch Board  Item #133774  $19.95

    More Details:

    ·         It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!

    ·         It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it on the go!  Portable and easy to store.

    ·         It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.

    ·         It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).

    ·         The price is terrific-especially for a tool that does so much!