Life in the Forest Card . . . Just Saying’ What the Fox Says!

  Sorry . . . I just couldn't resist the silly title to my post!  This fox from the Life in the Forest stamp set is stinkin' cute!  He was super fun to color with my Blendabilities markers!     I was inspired to use this ombre method of coloring to color both the trees and the fox.     After experimenting, I have found that I prefer to begin with the darkest color and …

Emboss with Your Framelits . . . Surely You Jest!

  Nope. . . not jesting!  I learned this fun technique from one of my downline, Carol Eberhardt, at our last demonstrator meeting.  She demonstrated and shared a handout for various ways to use your framelits, other than for cutting!   Here's Carol's card . . . love the simple elegance!    I knew I needed to give this technique a try!  Since I had the NEW For All Things stamps from the Holiday Catalog …

Get Mileage from Your Holiday Stamps. . . A Masculine Birthday Card!

  I consider it a really good thing anytime I can use a stamp or tool for something other than what it was originally intentioned!  I saw both masculine and fall card ideas when I saw the the Beauty of the Season stamp set, which by the way, I earned for FREE as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  That makes it even sweeter for me!   You'll want to read on to find my Blendabilities handout …

Which Black Ink Should I Use?

  Saying "hello" with another fun card. . . this one usng the Work of Art and Four You stamp sets.  I'm really enjoying my NEW Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad as my "go to" black ink pad.  (The only time I'm not using it is when I'm using a water base product to add color to my image.)  Here's a great handout that helps you know which black ink pad is the best one …