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Everyone into the pool. It is going to be a flip flop kind of day!


While you are awaiting the new catalog, let me introduce you to the

New In Colors for  2017-2019


Been cleaning out my craft room and this picture says it all. I am really not a horder just did not get around to gettting rid of my favorite papers until I completely pulled my craft room apart to get ready for my Retired Sale. Most papers have been cut down to 6×6 to make it easier  to transport.







Sneak Peek and More Layers with a Proportional Mat Cutting Guide

Ribbons and buttons were free since I purchased $50 worth of product from the Occasions Catalog 2015. Sale begins for the public on Jan. 6 and runs through June 2, 2015
Ribbons and buttons were free since I purchased $50 worth of product from the Occasions Catalog 2015. Sale- A- Bration begins for the public on Jan. 6 and runs through March 31, 2015. The Occasions Catalog goes through June.

I have been getting ready for Stampin’ Ups! New Occasions Catalog going live by providing some  sneak peek designs! Here  is one of the newest Specialty Designer Papers available Jan 6th called Birthday Bash (137783). What yo probably can not tell from the picture is that the balloon Paper has some foil balloons added for extra sparkle. The ribbons and buttons were free with my purchase of $50 or more.

Using the idea of matting in descending order by 1/4″ increments, helps to make the papers and sentiment pop! In case you are not sure  of how to create layers se the cutting guide. proportional matsI now have this handy to take the thinking out of what kind of layers I want to cut. You can cut in order or skip a layer to create more interest in your papers.

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Gail Etchie
Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator

Blendabilities Are Live!


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The wait is over! The following Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities Markers and accessories are available for customer purchase beginning today!

Coastal Cabana #131000

Cherry Cobbler #130995

Daffodil Delight #130998

Old Olive #130999

Pumpkin Pie #130997

Rich Razzleberry #131003

Skin Tone Assortment#129370

Memento Ink Pad  #132708

Memento Ink Refill #133456

Color Lifter #129369

  Each marker set assortment is a trio of coordinating shades (light to dark).  The six additional colors in the catalog (Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Wisteria Wonder)) will be released for customer purchase on Aug. 1. These are alcohol based markers that will take your coloring, blending and shading to a whole new level.

Here is a card stamped with the Blended Bloom Stamp.

Blendabilities Are Live
Blendabilities Are Live. See what you can do with very little effort thanks to these alcohol markers.


• On  a piece of Whisper White card Stock , randomly Stamp with Momento Ink, the Blended Bloom Stamp.

• Stamp  2nd bloom on Whisper White Cardstock ,  and color the entire bloom in the lightest shade of Cherry Cobbler.

• Then take the darkest shade and outline the parts of the flower in areas you think the light would not hit the petals. I usually go around 3/4 of each petal.

• With the medium marker I will take the darkest lines and pull the color towards the center . I finish with a top layer of the lightest marker.  When adding the color be sure to go in a circular motion to  insure that you have blended the colors.

• Do the same for the center of the flower using the Daffodil Delight markers.

• Cut  out the flower and add  some Basic Jewels Rhinestones that you have also colored with the Cherry Cobbler Markers.

• Lay some Back to Black Dotted Paper on the White piece and top it with Hello Honey Satin Rbbon.

• Adhere all pieces together.

Supplies Used:

PAPERS: Hello Honey, Whisper White, Back to black DSP

INKS: Black Memento Ink Pad , Blendabilities Trios: Cherry cobbler and Daffodil Delight

STAMP SET: Blended Bloom

ACCESSORIES: Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Hello Honey Satin RIbbon

Stay tuned for the next availability of Blendabilities out this August.

August 1st Availability :
Calypso Coral #130996
Crumb Cake #131004
Melon Mambo #130994
Night of Navy #131001
Smoky Slate #131005
Wisteria Wonder #131002

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What’s Your Type, Another Try!

Ok so I need to use my Thing-a -ma- Jig in order to get the text of this card perfectly straight. Instead, I definitely have a homemade effect with the downwards curve of my letters.  All in all, a “thx” is a  “thanks”, no matter what!

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Here is another attempt at using the new What’s Your Type stamp set. While it  does have a learning curve, it was not that difficult to stamp.

Hint: Try using Post- It notes to help mask off the two vertical lines in “HI” when connecting them with the horizontal thin lines to get that perfect “H”! To achieve this be sure not to have the post it strip wider than the first verticle line or the horizontal line will not gconnect the two straight lines ( H)  Also to achieve the background on this card I used the Gorgeous Grunge in one color going horizontally and another color in the palette vertically, to achieve a plaid effect.

Papers:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Moonlight

Inks: Tangerine Twist, Momento Black, Hello Honey , Tempting Turquoise

Stamps Sets: What’s Your Type, Gorgeous Grunge

Embellishments : 1/4″ Cotton RIbbon, Hello Honey Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon

It is still not too late to join my team for only $50 ( this price only good until June 30)


And so not forget this week’s deals 

weekly deals June 17-23
weekly deals June 17-23

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Calling all Super Heroes and Weekly Deals

   It is time for this week’s deals! Some great buys here!Get these while supplies last

                                                                                        Get these while supplies last
We’re excited to announce the release of the Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set. This two-sheet set includes builder pieces to create your own superhero-or super villain-as well as a stylized alphabet. 

Calling All Heroes
Calling All Heroes
 Now go and get yourself a Super Hero because we all need one sometime!
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Traveler Meets Work of Art

One of my first purchases after receiving a free Work of Art Stamp Set was Traveler. I love the pen and ink intricate drawings, especially the railroad train. I had to do something with it and found some inspiration on Pinterest. I just changed up the color Combos to make a masculine  card fit for Dad, Son , Lucky Grad,  or maybe for someone going on a trip, etc.. When I need to send it, I will put the appropriate sentiment on the inside. Continue reading Traveler Meets Work of Art

Stampin’ Up Blendabilities are Coming!

Let’s hear it for our new Alcohol inks! The new catalog was premiered last week to SU Demonstrators and I received my first Sneak Peek order yesterday. One of the products I am so excited about is the new Blendabilities Alcohol Markers.


These alcohol-based markers come in 12 Stampin’ Up! colors plus a clear blending marker set of skin-tone colors ranging from ivory to mocha and an ink pad designed to work well with the markers. Each of the 12 color sets includes three markers ranging from Continue reading Stampin’ Up Blendabilities are Coming!