Friday, November 30, 2012

Painting With Bleach

Big Thanks to Frenchie for this fabulous idea!!  Check out her website for video details.

I really love this technique and I think you will too.  It's like painting with "magic".  

Stamp with Versamark on the Brushed Silver Card Stock, add Black Stampin' Emboss powder and set with the heat tool.  Carefully add some fresh bleach to an Aqua Painter that you've designated specifically bleach.  *A little tip I discovered while making this*  Be sure you have fresh bleach.  I had used bleach once before in my Aqua Painter and didn't think anything of it when I went to use it for the snowmen.  Well, apparently bleach loses it's bleaching ability, I'm assuming because the AP isn't completely airtight.  So, be sure to use fresh.

Carefully paint with the AP where you want to remove the silver from the card stock.  Let dry completely and thoroughly.  Want to know what happens if you don't wait???  Well, when you color in the bits you want to color, they will fade (the new bleach works well - ha ha) if the paper isn't completely dry.  When dry, use your Stampin' Write Markers to color in the scarf, hat, lights etc.  Use Bashful Blue to shade and give depth to the snowmen and the snowballs.


Stamps:  Frosty Friends (128117) Holiday Mini
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Brushed Silver (100712)
Ink:  Versamark
Stampin' Write Markers:  Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, 
Extras:  Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (109133), Heat Tool (129053)

DID YOU KNOW... the new Heat Tool has TWO heat settings?  Low for drying ink; high for heat-setting powder.  Very cool - or is that HOT! 

Thank you for stopping by!  

Happy Stamping!


OH... the BIG NEWS... Tomorrow (December 1st) I can sign up again with Stampin' Up!  I'll be joining Lorri Heiling's Team and I'm so excited to become a part of her group!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

All the Cuteness Without All the Work!

When one special ends... another begins!  Gotta Love Stampin' UP!

Click HERE for the details.
Contact Brittney or Me for ordering.  I'll be active again this weekend and can hardly wait!!

Happy Stamping!
~ Donna

For Santa

I saw a card earlier today with a plate of cookies for Santa with a cup of milk made from punches and I thought of the great Holiday Collection Framelits Dies and decided to give Santa some hot cocoa instead.  After all, it's cold outside, wouldn't he prefer something hot to drink?  

Since it's Christmas, he needed Christmas Cookies, so what could be better than Christmas Trees and Shiny Stars?  Sugar cookies of course, see the shimmery sugar sprinkles?  I just love Christmas time!

The plate for the cookies is made from oval punches, I think next time I'll use the circle punches instead.  I didn't like the way these two fit together and tried to hand trim a bit and it worked, but I'm not completely happy with it.

Stamps:  Greetings of the Season (w-128030 / c-128033), Scentsational Season (w-121026 / c-121190)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
DSP:  Be of Good Cheer (126896)
Punches:  Extra-Large Oval (119859), Large Oval (119855), Merry Minis Punch Pack (126882), Curly Label (119851), Scallop Trim Border (118402), Stampin' Glitter Dazzling Diamonds (102023), 1/16" Circle Handheld (101227)

Thank you for looking in.  Posts should be more regular now with the long election cycle finally over, so be sure to check back often and remember, you can sign up to automatically receive any new posts in your inbox.

Happy Stamping!

~ Donna

Monday, November 26, 2012

Don't Miss the Online Extravaganza!

Only TWO days left to shop the Online Extravaganza!  Don't miss your chance to catch some great bargains!
Click HERE to go to Brittney's Online Website for your shopping ease!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Normal is Approaching

I'm excited to say we're finally done with the long long hours of overtime and tabulating ballots from the General Election.  Which means... life can get back to normal - just as soon as I catch up on some rest.  Wooo Hooo!!!

The most exciting news however, is that I'm only a couple of weeks away from being able to sign back up with Stampin' Up! and be an official Demonstrator again.  I called SU Customer Service yesterday to be sure of all the details and just listening to the "I AM" theme music while I was on hold really got be pumped up again to be back in the mix.  I can hardly wait!!!

So... keep your eyes open, I hope to be posting some fun stuff again soon.

In the meantime... Stampin' UP! is having an awesome Online Extravaganza this week and Brittney has a website set up for your shopping pleasure.  Check it out HERE.  You'll want to make an account if you don't have one already so you can shop the Online Extravaganza.  This is Online Only, so don't miss out!

Wishing you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Happy Stamping!