Thursday, June 20, 2019

Ride With Me- Different Coloring Options

Hello everybody! Today, I'm going to show you a few options for coloring the precious truck stamp that's in the Ride With Me Bundle, which is my product of the week! 

You have several choices when it comes to coloring options for stamped images. I chose to color the truck three ways, all using Real Red, Basic Black and Smoky Slate as the main colors. You can see the comparison in the photo above, showing the Stampin' Blends, Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter and our Classic Ink. They each have a very different look and each are different levels of difficulty. It really comes down to your preference. Which way to you prefer to color?  

First up, you can see the truck painted with our Classic Ink and an Aqua Painter. When you use this option, you need to use Staz On Black ink to stamp your truck so that it doesn't bleed. Staz On is an Alcohol based ink and therefore your best option with adding water. You do need to be careful when using Photopolymer stamps and Staz On. Make sure to clean your stamp immediately and follow up with our new Stamp Cleaning Pad. If you leave the Staz On ink on your stamp, it will stain and also, in my opinion, alter the texture of your stamp. So, clean immediately! 

Also, when watercoloring like this, you need to use Watercolor Paper or Shimmer White Cardstock. I love to color images like this. You can squeeze your ink pad to get ink on the lid and then use the lid as a paint pallet. This does take some practice as controlling the water is very important! It can get out of control quickly if you use too much. I also love how layers of ink can be used to create bright, vivid images. 

Next up, I used Stampin' Up's Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter. Again, because we are using water, you need to stamp your truck in Staz On Black

Watercolor Pencils are easier to use than classic ink because you have much better control. First, you color the image with the pencil, then you go back and paint it with water to get a smoother look. You can continue to add color as you go. The drawback here for me is that the color isn't quite as vivid. 

Lastly, I used our wonderful Stampin' Blends. This is my preferred method of coloring these days because it's so easy! And the ink blends together so smoothly and gives you a lovely finished project. When you use Stampin' Blends, you need to stamp the truck in Memento Black ink. The markers are alcohol based so you need to start with a water based ink. This ink won't stain your stamps and can be washed easily on a Simply Shammy. 

So now, let's take a look at them in their final forms- fun greeting cards! 

Stampin' Blends

 Watercolor Pencils 

Classic Ink

I also used the Artisan Textures stamp set to create the mud splatters. 

I hope you'll join me tomorrow, Friday June 21st for Facebook Friday! I'll show you three more Ride With Me projects including another way to "color" your image! 
Make sure you have joined my Facebook Group so you can watch! Everyone is welcome! See you then! 

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Follow Your Art Class To Go

Celebrate your love of crafts with this fun Follow Your Art Class to Go! Inside, you’ll find three cards and three 3D projects perfect for making that special project for your crafty friends.  

You will need  Memento Black, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point and Calypso Coral ink pads. You will also need Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Mango Melody, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Adhesives required include SNAIL, Tear and Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals (regular and mini) and Mini Glue Dots.. 

The class kits will include SIX project kits and the full color step by step tutorial PDF. You will also have the option of adding on the Stampin' Blends at a slight discount if you need them. 
You can order ink and adhesive here or use what you already have. 
Each class kit will arrive at your front door sorted and organized by project. I will do all the scoring, punching and cutting for you (other than what needs to be done with your new Framelits.)
  This class to go has four options:
Option #1- $69
This is the full Class To Go Kit. Included are: 
  • Follow Your Art stamps and dies (a $46.50 value)
  • Follow Your Art Embelishment Kit (FREE)
  • Six Make and Take packets 
  • Full step by step PDF 
When you choose option 1, you are actually getting the Embelishment Kit for FREE!
Option #2- $29
 This is the Class to Go Kit for those of you who already own the Follow Your Art Bundle. You will need the stamps and dies to create these projects, so only choose this option if you already own them. Your class to go kit will include: 
  • Follow Your Art Embelishment Kit (FREE)
  • Six Make and Take packets 
  • Full step by step PDF
Option #1 and #2 both ship priority for $8. This includes tracking and insurance. 
Option #3- $15
PDF only- want to cut your own cardstock and already own the products? This is the option for you. If you purchase the PDF Only option, you will be immediately emailed the links. If you do not receive them within five minutes of purchase, please email me! Click here to purchase just the PDF Tutorial (Seperate page.)
Option #4 $12
 Sweet Stampede Members (my downline) can purchase this option for the make and take kits and PDF. This is a perk for beloning to my team! You can see all the Sweet Stampede benefits here. 
All class kits and included product will be ordered and prepared together after the deadline. This is a preorder only and per SU policy, I do not have product on hand ready to ship. Because of this, it takes about 1 week after the deadline for me to order, cut, prepare and ship all the class kits.  Class Kits can only be mailed within the United States. If you live out of the US, you can still purchase the PDF. 
Registration will close on July 19th .
Expected shipping date of all kits is on or before July 26th.



Monday, June 17, 2019

Wiggle Worms a Sweet Silhouette Dies

Hello everyone! I had every intention on posting this on Saturday, but vacation made me completely forget! So, here we are on good old Monday! Anyhow, it's another fun Wiggle Worms card.

This card also features the Buffalo Check Background Stamp and the Sweet Silhouette Dies

Remember, if you put your $30 minimum order in by midnight, Monday June 17th, I'll send you Friday's projects for free! You can see all of them here

And don't forget about the Bird Ballad class! 
Today is the very last day to register! 
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Facebook Friday (on Thursday)- Wiggle Worms

Hello everybody!  It's time for another Facebook Live! This summer, my Facebook Live schedule will be scaled back a little. We are traveling quite a bit and I will need to move things around in order to accommodate our crazy summer schedule. So, make sure to watch for my announcements on Facebook. 

Today, I'll be showing you three brand new projects featuring the super adorable Wiggle Worms Bundle. 

 In case you've never joined me for facebook Live, I go live every week, (typically on Friday at 2:00 CST) on my Pink Buckaroo Stampers Group page with three projects. Everyone is welcome to join! For the summer months, please remember I am working a scaled back schedule to spend more time with my family, so I will only be Live once a week. 

If you are unable to join me live, I will upload the recording here afterwards.

First we're making a card using the Stitched Lace Die. Wow, is this one beautiful! And it makes for a beautiful background for our sweet paper pieced bugs! It's not terribly difficult to cut out and I'll show you what I do to make sure it cuts really well! 

Clean Recording of this project will be posted this evening

Next up, I've got a slider card that reveals some of the fun little bugs. I will show you how I colored each of them with Stampin' Blends.

Clean Recording of this project will be posted this evening

And last, we'll make a a small treat box using the new Delightful Tag Punch. And would you look at that yummy new ribbon!! I LOVE it so much! I hope Stampin' Up comes out with more colors!  

Clean Recording of this project will be posted this evening

They have all the products I used and measurements for each project. 

***Remember, if you put in an order ($30 minimum) by 
Monday June 17th, 2019 at midnight, 
I'll send you all three make and takes for free! 
But, your order MUST be in by Monday at midnight!! 
You must use Hostess Code  C2NJ4TJM.

Prize Patrol!
Congratulations to the winners from last week's prizes: Karen Bull (Time for Tags), Gayle Gibbons (Good Morning Magnolia), and Mindy Bruce (It Starts With Art.)   Congrats ladies! You have two weeks to claim your prizes and I only ship them in the United States. 

This week, I'm giving away two Everything Is Amazing stamp sets.

 Please make sure you fill out the Rafflecopter below and share the video on Facebook.  

One of the ways to enter is to join my email list- You can do that here. 
 I will choose the winner next Friday.

Make sure to click on the Raffle Copter below to enter. 
It will close on June 20th.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Come Sail Away Home Decor Piece

Hello everyone! Today, I'm sharing a fun home decor project I made using the Sailing Home Bundle.

I started with a small wood slat frame piece I bought at Hobby Lobby. It's truly just three slats of wood with an easel on the back. Nothing fancy. I then cut a 6" X 6" piece of the DSP and added a photo from our Alaska Cruise last summer. Then, I simply embellished it with pieces from the bundle. The lighthouse is stamped in Real Red and sentiment in stamped in Night of Navy. Everything else was cut out with the dies. And, I added a metal trinket, a twine bow and a few red rhinestones.
 Such a simple and easy piece to make! 

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Friday, June 7, 2019

June All Star Tutorial Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the 
June 2019 All Star Tutorial Bundle Designer Blog Hop! 

If you haven't heard of us before, we are the original monthly tutorial bundle program! We include 12 amazing Stampin' Up Demonstrators from around the world. Each month, we each contribute one exclusive tutorial to the PDF. Each feature current Stampin' Up products and are done in both metric and imperial measurements. 

We're  kicking things off for June with a Blog Hop to show off a second project featuring the products we are using in our June All Star Tutorial Bundle project. You can see a little sneak peek of each of this  month's projects in the photo below. 

While I can't show you my actual tutorial project, I CAN show you all the sneak peeks! Below, you can see part of the mini album I designed for this month's PDF!

My projects this month features a really fun new bundle form the 2019-202 Stampin' Up Annual Catalog: Parcels and Petals Bundle. The project I created is a small gift box with a special 3D tag. 

 For my second project, I created matching card. The main color is Seaside Spray, one of our new In Colors! I paired it with Daffodil Delight as well. I used a Wink of Stella Brush to color in some of the little flowers. The tag shapes are from the Parcels Dies and the border and heart are from the Be Mine Stiched Dies. 

I even added some special stamping on the inside of the card! 

As I mentioned, the projects designed by the Blog Hop participants are put together in a bundle PDF (12 in all!!) and each feature current Stampin' Up products.  If you click on the "All Star Tutorial Blog Hop" link on the right side of this blog, you can scroll through all the past projects and bundles.

They all have both Metric and Imperial (inches) measurements so that everyone around the world can use these wonderful EXCLUSIVE tutorials.

You have several ways of receiving these tutorial bundles:

1. Order $50 from my online store between June 1-30, get the PDF for FREE. I email it out once a week to everyone who has ordered online with me.  

2. Purchase this month's 

All Star Tutorial Bundle (12 tutorials) PDF for $15.  
This is a one time purchase. It will be emailed to you within 5 minutes of purchase. If it doesn't show up (check your spam folder) and then email me and let me know so I can resend it. 
3. Join my team! They always get them for free! 
Ok, it's time to hop along to see the other designers projects! Make sure you hop all the way around so you can see them all! Thanks for hopping! 

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