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LOOK like you’re an ARTIST!!

Hey Guys, LOOK like you’re an ARTIST!! Two cards with techniques that makes you feel like artistic! The only way I’ve been feeling artistic is by using stamps! But I tried something new today, I’m so pleased with how it came out! Today is Thursday, so today is YouTube day! If you missed my video you will want to go check it out, click here! If you have been following me you know that every Thursday at 4:00 (eastern U.S.) I have a video! It’s been going on 4 years, so I have HUNDREDS for you to check out!

Look like you’re an artist!

Look like you're an artist!
Look like you're an artist!
Look like you're an artist!
Look like you're an artist!

Did you notice that I colored the Cup on it’s own – no stamping!! Also, did you see the gift card holder on the last picture? BOTH of these were so much fun to make! If you would like the PDF for both of these cards, sign up for my Newsletter here on my Blog and I send them out around every 2-3 weeks! Of course it’s free!

One BIG reason to join SU!

So, I showed you how to LOOK like you’re an ARTIST, now I am going to talk to you about why I love SU! so much! Having told you about my upcoming trip to Houston, I wanted to tell you the reasons I am so excited! At every function Stampin’ Up! has, I meet people with the same excitement for Paper crafting as I have! Talk about being in a group with like minded people, when there you feel so included!

I’ve made so many lifelong friends! But, that is not the only reason to go, did you know that you get to preorder from catalogs that are coming out soon?! We get sneak peeks, free product and we get to bring home our OWN new catalog!! Funny thing, once on stage one of the workers asked what we would do if we were locked in accidentally at HQ of SU! MOST of us said we would NOT try to get out, we would go hunting for the catalogs that are new! LOL

If any of this sounds like something you might want to try out, sign up with me so you can go with me next time! For this trip I am meeting up with a good friend that I ALWAYS look for at these things. But this time I am rooming with her!! She is a Hoot and I expect to have this trip filled with laughter and fun!

You are a blessing to me!

Thank you so much for reading this, as we know you could be anywhere right now. But, you chose to be here! I work hard to make things I think you’ll like. The fact that you are reading this, hopefully I’ve fulfilled that goal! Please come back, and I would love to hear from you either here on my blog or on my YouTube channel!

Lisa Tedder
A former CA girl living in NC!

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A new way to Color!

Hey Guys!

Today I am sharing with you a New (to me) way to color, I have really never liked to color using Markers, it always seemed too…….much. I love to color straight onto my stamp sets using markers, but not to actually color an image once stamped. Stampin’ Blends are my go-to for coloring because they are easy. Moreover, they let you shadow really well, the only problem with Blends is when you use Embossing Powder on your project. For some reason they get muddy when they touch the embossed part. Even though I try to NOT touch the embossed part, inevitably I always do. Here is my card so you can see why I had problems with Blends.

Colored with Markers

As you can see, this is a pretty busy stamp, It’s called Ornate Style, the embossed parts are close together. Now, I could have stamped and not embossed, but I love the way the embossing is shiny and really lets the image stand out. Furthermore, I never thought of blending with markers! So, I used two different colors to make it look like it did when I used Blends. It came out MUCH better than I thought it would, in fact I love it! Now I will have to do this more often! I then sponged the white cardstock with Crumb Cake and then the edges were sponged with Early Espresso.

Also, I used other items from the Suite in the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up! The dies I used are called Ornate Layers and the other stamp set is called Ornate Thanks & I am in love! Doesn’t everyone like playing with new goodies?! The great thing about this Suite is that you can get it now, (some of the dies are on backorder) and it will be good until the end of the Upcoming catty and possible longer! For those of you who like getting the discount when you order bundles, I will honor the bundle price and give you 10% off your dies when you can order them. Since it will be around a long time, there will be lots of time to create projects using it! Plus, there are a TON of project ideas on Pinterest, you will be kept busy for sure!!

As usual, here are the specifics for this card:

Ornate Style
Ornate Thanks

Crumb Cake/Early Espresso for sponging edges
Markers: Balmy Blue/Pacific Point, Mango Melody/Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral/Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive/Mossy Meadow & Soft Suede for stems

Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Night of Navy 5 1/2″ x 4″, scrap for sentiment
Whisper White 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″

Embossing Buddy
Heat tool
Black Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Ornate Layers Dies
Ornate Frames Dies
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Basic Rhinestones
Wink of Stella
Stampin’ Sponges

Also, you will find the same supplies listed below in picture form, click on any of them to be taken to my OnLine Store! Purchase $35 or more from me and you will Receive not one but TWO sets of project files with over 50 (combined) tutorials with pictures! Here is a sneak peek of just one set:

Tutorials with pictures/supplies

I really hope you are taking this ‘down time’ at home and are playing with your stamps. When I woke up this morning I felt down…….I told myself to go down to my office and make something pretty, THAT always makes me happy. I hope that you are taking care of yourselves and making pretty things too!

Please stay safe, do something creative and send some Happy Mail! Come back soon!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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