Merry Patterns Blog Candy Winner



I have chosen a Stampin’ Pretty winner for my “Merry Patterns” Blog Candy Giveaway. Over 400 readers left comments sharing their favorite metal for the holidays.  You can see the original blog candy post and comments here.


Georgia said: Gold is most suitable for the holidays-it really makes the days feel special!

Congrats, Georgia!  Please email me in the next 24 hours with your U.S. mailing address and I’ll send you all the blog candy goodies in the photo pronto!

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Falling in Love with Stampin’ Blends Markers

Create a simple card using Stampin' Up! Colorful Season & Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

This weekend I got a chance to practice and play with the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers (available to customers Nov. 1, 2017).  For today’s fall card, I used Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends (each color has two shades) to add rich layers of color to the Crumb Cake leaves.  

I’ll share an easy coloring technique for using the Stampin’ Blends with a 1 Minute to WOW! Video Tutorial tomorrow!

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  • The sentiments and images from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set are lovely and offer year round versatility.  The leaves were cropped with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  Save 10% when you purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle!

Colorful Seasons Bundle – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Stampin’ Blends Must-Have!  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink is designed to work with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  To keep the image crisp, give the stamped images a minute or two to dry before adding the saturated color of the markers.

    Create a simple card using Stampin' Up! Colorful Season & Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp

  • A stamp from Touches of Texture Stamp Set adds soft, distressed texture and balance.

  • A 1 3/8″ x 5″ wood pattern from Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (6 x 6).   The versatile wood patterns are part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale on select designer series paper collection.  Details and choices here.

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17 Pals Paper Crafting Picks of the Week

Shannon Jaramillo – blog details

These 17 paper crafting projects are loaded with creative ideas and Stampin’ Up! products. They were designed by the talented members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community and give you a range of styles and inspiration!  Links to blogs or Pinterest have been provided (when available) for more details.

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Julie DiMatteo – blog details

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Carol Sewill

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Cathy S. – a member of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Stamping Community