New Color Week: Day 7!

We’re in the home stretch of my New Color Week kicking off the brand new colors introduced in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up catalog. And I think I’ve saved my two favorite cards for last. Today’s card is a favorite because it uses my much loved High Tide stamp set. Here’s a sneak peek: Nice and “beachy” just the way I like it! Today’s color combo features the brand new Blueberry Bushel and Mango Melody. Of course there is some Crumb Cake in there as well and a bit of Soft Suede. This color combo actually matches the new Best Route Suite — it has some amazing Memories and More cards that are going to be great for those travel albums! Here is today’s video showing you how I put together today’s card: And here is the finished project: Don’t forget about my new Color Club — a great way to get all 16 new colors in the core color families on a budget. You’ll be able to get all 16 new colors (ink pads, refills and markers), two a  month for 8 months. It’s a great way to get the whole collection without breaking the bank. As a perk, you’ll

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New Color Week: Day 6!

Weekend is here! It’s actually glorious weather here on the Cape and I’m hoping to escape down to the beach for a little bit today or tomorrow. The ocean is my safety and sanity zone… just makes me clear my head and calm down in what has been a bit of a difficult week. But! I have some fun inspiration for you today — in fact, while my heart is at the beach, I’m thinking about Christmas today! Can you believe it? Don’t worry — I’m not going to deluge you with Christmas projects quite yet, but I do have a color combo today that just cried out to be a holiday card. Our color inspiration today is Merry Merlot, Shaded Spruce, Soft Suede and a touch of Crumb Cake. What do you think? Are you ready to do holiday crafting yet? No worries if you’re not… I’ve got some beach inspired inspiration for you tomorrow.  Until then, here is the video with details on how I made today’s card.  Enjoying this New Color Week inspiration? Be sure to join me on my Facebook page where I share tips, tricks and new products on a daily basis! xoxo,

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Teach Me Tuesday: Go Grunge

Hello my friends!I hope you’re surviving the wind and rain the past few days. It’s great stamping weather, but not great for my walking goals. I’ve been trying to hit 10,000 steps a day and had been doing sooo good until yesterday. Oh well. Good news is I have a new Teach Me Tuesday video for you. I was working on a masculine card using the new High Tide stamp set from the 2017 Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog (page 25), and wanted to share a few tips for some techniques that make a card feel a bit more appropriate for those men in your life. Here is the card I made: I am totally in love with this new High Tide stamp set. It’s a two step stamp, which allows for layering of the image creating a two-tone effect. I did several techniques to add to the “grunge” aspect of this card, including stamping along the edges of the cardstock, silver embossing the edges, tearing, inking and in the video below I show distressing, too. Here’s a close-up of the card to see some of the detail: If you’d like to see how I made the card from start to

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