Watch It Wednesday’s and Wednesday’s WOW! are back for 2018. I have decided to combine them both in to Wednesday’s WOW! Each Wednesday I will bring you a stamping WOW! It might be a video, a tip, a product that has caught my attention or a special project. I hope you enjoy these episodes. You never know what I might uncover.
Today we have Wednesday WOW! #13.
Do you find sometimes you go through a catalogue and see a stamp or maybe a die set and think Mmm? Maybe? But it doesn’t really do it for you. I found that with the Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Blooms. Another flower set and the flowers weren’t all that exciting. What do you do with a stamp like that???
Well! I have been watching this little sleeper over the last few weeks and I have to say I am quite surprised with what this stamp can do. Firstly, this stamp is a different type of stamp. It is a “distinktive” stamp. Meaning that the stamp lays down the ink at different opacities. So you get different depths of colour. It gives a Photographic finish. Clever!
Stampin’ Up! have recently released a Youtube video highlighting this stamp. I was impressed. I thought I would share it with you if you hadn’t noticed it.
What do you think of this stamp? I would love to see some of your cards using this set. Why not email them to me and I might just share them here. (I might event send out a random prize of some handmade cards). I have just got this set so I look forward to playing with it.
There are so many different ways that people have used this set. Some people have coloured it with pencils, or with ink and daubers. They have cut and layered the flowers. If you want some inspiration, I have put together a Pinterest Board with this set. Head on over -> HERE to see them.
Now this stamp is a Free one. Really! Grab this as one of your Free Sale-A-Bration choices when your order reaches $90 AUS. Available in Wood and Clear Mount. See it in store now -> HERE.
Have a great day,
For this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #12 I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! using the 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. There are a number of these in the catalogue along with the regular Embossing Folders.
There are a couple of tips to remember when using the 3D ones that I thought it might be good to share this with you to help you get a deeper, crisper impression on your card. I hope you find this helpful.
I don’t know about you but I always forget to mist my card when I am using these folders.
Now this video used the lovely Layered Leaves but this week two of the 3D folders are on special for Extravaganza week. These are the Cable Knit and the Hexagons 3D.
The Cable Knit folder is 30% off this week at $11.90. See that in store->HERE.
The Hexagons Folder is 10% off at $14.40. See that in store -> HERE.
Shop for these or any other of the products reduced during Extravaganza week from 20th – 27th November. See all the details in the previous blog post.
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I have a very short video to share with you today for this week’s edition of WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10. I don’t know about you but sometimes those tiny little dies gets buried or dropped on the floor and you spend so long looking for them. Well! I saw an idea somewhere quite a few months ago and just recently introduced this in the classroom. I have to say this has been fantastic!! No more lost dies! Everyone loves the idea too when they come so I thought I would share it with you.
I hope you found that useful and you might be able to adapt it to your classroom or your own craft room.
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The day has finally arrived. The Stampin’ Blends are here now for you to order. I think you will love them. They are so easy to use and to blend. You will feel like an artist!!
Just a few features of them:
- There are 12 colours of Markers available.
- In each colour there are 2 colour shades – a Dark and a Light colour. They are available as single pens or as a Combo pack with the 2 colour shades.
- Colours available are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate.
- In addition there is a Bronze marker, Ivory marker and also the Color Lifter.
- Each marker has a Brush tip end and a Bullet tip end. These are marked on the outside of the barrel.
- These markers are not refillable.
- Stamp the images you intend to colour with Memento Black Ink.
For an individual marker they are $7.75 AUS. For the Combo pack they are $15.50 AUS.
The Collection of 26 colours – Dark and Light of the 12 colours, plus the Bronze and Ivory plus the Color Lifter is $209.75 AUS. **This month receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts to hold them FREE to store your markers in when you buy the full Collection. (see the cases down below).
Do you want to see how they work?? This is very timely for a Wednesday and so it is this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #9. Let’s have a close up look at the Stampin’ Blends.
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So what do you think? Can you wait to get these?? They are available in my store now -> HERE Please use the Host Code this week: EJJVSDME
OR you can order them by contacting me directly.
OR Why not join my BLENDS CLUB!
Here are the details.
Each month for 3 months receive 4 Combo Colour Markers and 1 Single Marker (either the Ivory, Bronze, or Color Lifter).
**Receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts in to hold them Free the first month to store your Markers.
Total Includes Shipping and Handling $73.25 (Local) or $75.70 (Non-Local)
The Clear Cases include and insert and front cover to store your Markers securely.
For today’s episode of Watch It Wednesday I want to share a product that sometimes gets missed in the catalogue. Every time I use these in class my class members are amazed. Where had these been hiding all the time?? So I wondered if you had really discovered these yourself.
Today let’s look at the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
I think these Framelits are great and I do use them all the time. They give an extra dimension around your shape without being too fussy. What do you think of them? You need them in your stamping supplies for sure.
Here are a couple of cards that I have used them on.
Thanks for visiting.
I have been heat embossing today. I always love heat embossing. It’s what first drew me in to stamping. I love the magic as the powder melts and sets.
I came across this video today from Stampin’ Up!. I was so surprised that you can actually use water when you heat emboss. It looks so cool! You will have to check the video out. There are some other cool tips in the video too so be sure to watch it.
WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #8 – HEAT EMBOSSING WITH A DIFFERENCE.
Now when I spill water on my card I can just heat emboss them right! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I hope you enjoyed these tips. I thought they were so cool and I just had to share them with you.
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Why not drop a comment and tell me what you think of these videos I am sharing and maybe some suggestions of what you would like to see.
Have a great day,
I have something exciting to share with you today for WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #7. I was going to hold off for a couple of weeks before I shared it …but I can’t wait!!!
There is something new coming to Stampin’ Up! and Demonstrators can now buy them. I received them yesterday and unpacked them. So I had to take a video as I unveiled them. So today we meet the Stampin’ Blends.
In the video I said I used paper but it was actually Whisper White cardstock. Just remember to use Memento Black ink when using these markers as they are alcohol based markers. Also, to have some scrap paper underneath your work as the ink does bleed through to the back but that’s ok.
I was very impressed with them when I played with them – and kind of excited if you could gather that. At the moment there is no official date for them to be available for customers. So you will need to sit tight and wait. I will let you know when I know. As demonstrators we can order them until October 15th. Just a tip: If you are impatient to wait, then you can get them as part of your kit when you join the family until October 15. Something to think about… Ask me for more info.
I hope you enjoyed this WATCH IT WEDNESDAY episode. I have been playing around with them this afternoon so hopefully I will actually show you some finished projects soon.
Have a great day.
I am really excited about today’s video. I was thinking about putting together a video showing the beautiful papers in the catalogue since we have that awesome special on this month. I don’t think the catalogue shows off what beautiful papers they are. BUT I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! and I thought you would love this so much more. Check out these papers! Really they are just gorgeous and all these ones are on special this month for the Buy 3, get one Free! How cool!
Watch the video!
What do you think?? How lovely are they and this showcases them so well.
I have been playing around with some of the papers recently. I will be sharing them to you over the next couple of weeks but here is sneak peek for you.
These cards use the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP that you saw in the video. This uses the Angle cut for the papers. I will tell you more about that when I blog about these in the next day or two so stay tuned.
Thanks for visiting. I do hope you enjoyed this one as I much as I did. I was just so excited seeing all the beautiful prints.
Until next time,
** Grab your Free pack of Designer Series Paper when you purchase 3 packs. What will you choose? There are these and so many more. See the previous post to see the details.
Welcome to Watch It Wednesday #5 edition. I have been playing a little with watercolouring lately. (still much to learn!). I have had a few questions from customers asking what the difference is between the Blender Pens and the Aquapainters. I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! so thought I would share it with you. Perhaps it will help you too with your watercolouring. Don’t miss the fun tip at the end.
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What did you think?? I liked the tip with the Reinkers. Must try that sometime. I think the effect looks great.
What do you prefer to use when you are watercolouring? I prefer the Aquapainter but it also can depend on what you want to colour and how you want it to look. The Aquapainter gives a lighter, washed look whereas the Blender Pen gives more a look of colouring with Markers.
Just a note too: In the video she stamped with Stazon. Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry Stazon any longer. You could use the Black Archival ink pad. Be sure to let that dry a bit or give it a blast with the Heat Tool. Also, she suggested stamping on Watercolour Paper. That is very important to stop pilling but you can also use the White Shimmer paper or even the Thick Whisper White if there is not too much water used. I mostly use the White Shimmer paper.
The Aquapainters and the Blender Pens are available in my store now for your watercolouring. The Aquapainters are $20 for 2 available HERE. The Blender Pens come 3 per pack and they are dual ended (even more value). They are $21 available HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today for this week’s edition of Watch It Wednesday. If there is something particular you would like to know about or to see a video of then drop me a comment and I will see how I go.
#4 WATCH IT WEDNESDAY is all about tying those bows. If you come to my classes you can hear the groans every time I say we have a bow! 🙂 🙂
If you are groaning at the mere mention of tying bows yourself then never fear. I have put together a short video to show you how I tie my bows. I hope it is helpful.
NB: I am just starting out on this video venture so be patient with me. I do appreciate your feedback though (good or bad) and hope that I can share more videos with you with a little more practice. 🙂
TYING BOWS THE EASY WAY!
Did you find that helpful?? Yes / No / Maybe / Perhaps stop this video gig before you get started??? 😉
Thanks for stopping by today,