Sunday afternoon I spent a bit of time making several cards.  I realized once I finished that I had done quite a bit of coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I do love to color.  Especially when I have enough time to really enjoy it.  In that situation it is rather relaxing and I like to see the completed project.

For this card I broke out the Sale-A-Bration set Lovely Lattice.  I went with soft colors, sort of.  The coloring is done in soft colors, but the card base is BRIGHT!  You know me, I love Bright.  See what you think.


Lovely Lattice, 149730


I layered the DSP so that there is not a lot of the base card, but just enough to blend with the center of the flowers.  The base is Pineapple Punch card stock.  I was afraid to go with Daffodil Delight in that it might just fade away.

I really enjoyed coloring the flowers here.  More so than I thought I would.  I got to practice my blending of the two shades of Stampin’ Blends.  It seems odd to me though.  The two shades show less blended in the photo than in real life.  Hhmmmm…….

I almost forgot to mention the stamped image.  I know it has been stressed that we should use the Memento Ink to stamp the image that we are going to use the Stampin’ Blends on so that it does not bleed through.  But….Stampin’ Up! did a video when the Blends were first debuting, that you can do a “No Line Coloring”.  Or a similar look as that.  It was done by stamping in the color you were going to color with.  Well, for today’s card, I stamped in Smokey Slate.  I wanted it to have a softer look than the Black of Memento Ink. I was thinking soft, Victorian, romantic, etc.  So I tried it and it worked wonderfully!  I hope you will give it a try as well.

Anyway, thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will let me know your method for blending the shades.  And please return tomorrow for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  I cannot wait to see all the beautiful projects.

A NOTE about yesterday’s post:  I used a Paper Pumpkin stamp set on yesterday’s card.  You can see it HERE if you missed it.  But I failed to mention that in the March Paper Pumpkin box, subscribers will receive Not One, But TWO Stamp Sets!  A Bonus kit!  Yay!!!  The link to Paper Pumpkin is included in yesterday’s post or can be reached by going to my SHOP button at the top and scrolling to the bottom of the page.  As long as you subscribe by the tenth day of the month, you will receive that Month’s box.  Also, you can stop after one if you wish.  No problem at all.


For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.


Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.


  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!

Additional quick pictures