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Monday, March 30, 2015

Coloring with Paper and Four Cards

3.5" x  5.5" card by Karen Pedersen

Today I'll be sharing an idea...maybe one that hasn't occurred to you before. Do you have lined stamps but don't really have the coloring mediums that you want to use? You know, no water color pencils, alcohol markers, chalks, etc.  Do you have tons of scraps of patterned and solid papers?  Well, then you have a solution! The cards I am sharing today use nothing more than a black stamp pad and papers to "color" the flowers.    All of the products I have used on both cards I am sharing today can be ordered on my website.  I have provided links to the specific products for your convenience at the end of this post.

Special note before we move on:  Don't forget that there are 2 great specials this month (FREE scrapbooking totes and a darling Stamp of the Month).  You can see both specials here.  March is almost over so don't miss them.

Now back to our regularly schedule post...

I used the Mojo Monday sketch for this week as the inspiration for the card at the top of this post.  Here's a close up of the card as well.  I'll be sharing several more cards today too using this same technique. BONUS!

Here is one more example of a card made with this stamp set that I "colored" the flowers with paper.  Just stamp your lined stamp directly onto the patterned or solid paper, then cut out.  Simple! You can get a little more complicated if you want.  I could have stamped this flower 5 times on 5 different pieces of paper and cut out a petal from each so that each petal was its own color, but why would I do that when this is so cute?  I added a cute little Flamingo or Aqua Dot to the center of each flower for some fun interest and texture.

Here's another card made with the same stamp set, papers and technique.

5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card by Karen Pedersen

And a close up...

And a couple more really simple (but still pretty) ones:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card by Karen Pedersen

4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card by Karen Pedersen

One of the coolest things about this technique is that you need very few stamp pads or coloring mediums. You just need paper, your stamps, a black stamp pad, and a few accessories if you'd like. You can see a list of the products I chose below.

Friday, March 27, 2015

FREE Catalog and a Sneak Peek

As you know, our Seasonal Expressions 1 mini-catalog is ending on March 31 (Tuesday).  I posted all of the retiring products on Wednesday for you to purchase before they're gone (March 31).  Our Seasonal Expressions 2 (SE2) mini begins on April 1.  I'd love to send you one (US residents only). If you email me with your address (, I'll pop one in the mail to you pronto, for FREE!

In the spirit and excitement of the new SE2, I thought I'd post a tiny sneak peek (see top photo).  I will be unveiling this card, and several others, using this fun technique and products from the new SE2 book, complete with instructions on how to do it yourself, on April 3.  That's only a week from today.  Be sure to stop back by.

In the meantime, as mentioned above, email me ( with your name and mailing address, and I'll pop the SE2 mini in the mail to you right away so you'll be ready to start purchasing on April 1.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 31 Retiring Products

Our little seasonal mini-catalog (Seasonal Expressions 1, above) is closing out on March 31 and so are many of the products inside.  Never fear, you can still get these products until that date. We are also coming out with a brand new mini-catalog (Seasonal Expressions 2) on April 1. 

The products below are available through March 31, or while supplies last (whichever comes first) so if you want them, get 'em quick!  If you have a Seasonal Expressions 1 in hand, look for the products with the little clock next to them. They're the ones that are on their way out.  I've supplied photos and links for your convenience that will take you directly to each of the products on my website.

(this product could actually be available into May, but only while supplies last)

Hopscotch Picture My Life Scrapbooking Program
(this product could actually be available into May, but only while supplies last)


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