Sunday, October 19, 2014

August Paper Pumpkin was a great kit.  I made thirteen card variations from the items in the kit.  This kit is available to Paper Pumpkin subscribers.


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Karen Colburn
August Paper Pumpkin


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Karen Colburn
August Paper Pumpkin


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Karen Colburn
Paper Pumpkin:  August 2014

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Karen Colburn

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Blush Blossom Marker - - No Flesh Tone

I have an old Blush Blossom marker and that is what I use when I water color stamped images and need a light flesh tone.  This marker is no longer available, so what do you do?  I experimented with several colors, but this was my best combination for a light flesh tone.  I used Pink Pirquette as the base and added Crumb Cake and Crushed Curry.  Pull in more of the pink than the other two colors.  Blend until you get the right mix.

If you are going for a darker flesh tone, start with the Pink Pirquette and pull in a little red and a darker brown as well as the crumb cake.  Just a touch of Early Espresso and Cajun Craze should get you the deeper color that you need.  Use the same yellow, Crushed Curry for the yellow undertones.  Just keep blending until you get the right mix.

Hope this helps with the flesh color water coloring dilemma.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Festival of Trees --- Bundle

Another set I love in the catalog is Festival of Trees.  The fact that it is in a bundle and saves me some cash is even better.  Here is a card made from the set.


135821     Santa and Co. Designer Paper
100702     Old Olive Card Stock
102482     Real Red Card Stock
121790     Red Glimmer Paper
132135     Cherry Cobbler 1" Grosgrain Stitched Edge Ribbon (Clearance Rack)
137640     Festival of Trees Bundle

You can purchase any of these items online at My Stampin' Up Website.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Blendabilities -- Dry

I just tried something that worked.  My lightest Crumb Cake Blendabilities marker was getting dry, but the other two in the set were fine.  I thought I might try adding a small amount of alcohol to be reservoir/barrel and it worked. It is coloring just fine.

Gently pull the felt nib from the barrel and use a dropper or if you are really steady pour a small amount in the barrel, not much.  I added alcohol to both sides. Try this before you invest in another set if your markers start getting dry.  It was a good fix.

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Check out this Stampin' Up tutorial on YouTube using Blendablities.

Have a great day.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn



Friday, October 17, 2014

Santa & Co.

 Just a few more cards that I made using the Santa & Co. designer paper.  This card was made using the bottom section printed with the snowmen.  The Joy to the World stamp set is retired.  It was in the Holiday 2013 catalog.   The colors of the card stock are Real Red, Basic Black, and the ribbon is the new 1" Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon in the Holiday catalog.  I love this ribbon it is so easy to work with and use.


Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Project Life Card

Project Life is a wonderful tool for keeping up with all of life's special events but the kits are great embellishments for cards.  It is easy to use the different components of the kits to make quick cards for all occasions.

Check it out --- I used Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Kit to make this card.  So easy.

Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Santa & Co.

I just love the new paper in the catalog, but I think my favorite is Santa & Co.  I have used it so many ways.  Love Visions of Santa and all the embellishments that go with this set.



Happy Stampin'
Karen Colburn

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Paper Pumpkin September

September - 5

Halloween and Burlap what could be better.  See the September Paper Pumpkin cards made from the kit. I am anxiously awaiting the new kit for October.


September Paper Pumpkin - 4