Bird Crazy with Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens

When I first saw Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, I knew they would be pretty much perfect for anything watercolor. So, when I first got my Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush pens I thought I would have a go at coloring those awesome crazy birds.
My first attempt stunk. Like really not good. So I put them aside a little frustrated at having investing in them and stinking at it, until recently when I visited my local craft store I was shown how much of a difference it makes to use proper watercolor paper (Thanks Natalie)!  This is the Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and it really makes a huge difference in the performance of the pens when watercoloring! If you ever find that you are not getting great results from your pens, try investing in some good quality watercolor paper, Strathmore cold press can be inexpensive with a coupon from Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann’s, but the Tim Holtz watercolor paper is by far the best choice for card makers: it has the best smooth finish and is the lightest weight (thin) but still gives great watercolor performance.

 

 

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Talk Kuratake Clean Color Real Brush Pen Watercolor Easy Card Stamp Right Up

 

 

Want to make this card at home too? Here are the supplies I used to make this project:

 

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Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe Design Team Card

Hello Stampers,

Just wanted to share with you my latest design team post for Scrapbooks By Design.  I love that a lot of the holiday stamp sets from Lawn Fawn can be used throughout the year, and Baaah Humbug is just one example.

You can check out the project, and see all the supplies I used for this card over on the SBD blog – here is the card I made:

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug Hello Ewe design team post for Scrapbooks By Design created by Wendie Bee

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Lawn Fawn Sweet Wishes Deer Party Animal Note Card

I have finally moved, unpacked and organized (sort of) my craft area.  YAY!  So I set about to use one of my new Lawn Fawn stamps ~ Party Animals!

Using the Butternut 4bar note card, I used the stitched rectangle dies, along with the puffy clouds, and stitched hillsides to make the scene for my little deer (moose?) critter.  He looked a little lonely, so I thought a tiny mushroom from the Gleeful Gardens stamp set would work great, along with a leaf from Critters From The Past. The sentiment was from Milk & Cookies; I thought it was perfect for this layout.

 

Here is my card:

Lawn Fawn Party Animals Wendie Bee Stamp Right Up

Lawn Fawn Party Animals Butternut Notecard by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

The Spectrum Noir alcohol marker colors I used in the project are:

  • Deer / Moose:
    • Body – EB2, GB8, GB 10
    • Antlers – EB1
    • Tummy – FS1 & Blender pen
  • Ice Cream:
    • Scoop – PP1, PP@, CE2
    • Cone EB1, EB2
  • Mushroom:  LV1, HB2
  • Leaf:  LG1, LG2, CG4

Quick tip: I stamped the sentiment from Milk & Cookies in Stayzon black ink onto the vellum as the Memento will smear

 

Other items used not listed below:  Lawn Fawn Lemon Cord, Lawn Fawn Butternut Notecard

 

A Special Thank You with a Give Away!

Stamp Right Up with Wendie Bee Facebook Fan GiveawayI am so happy to announce that my Facebook page has reached 500 likes! AND, my video for the Sheltering Tree stamp set has reached over SIX THOUSAND views in just over a month!

There is no way to thank each and every one of my subscribers and readers, so I thought I would host a giveaway to show my appreciation for all of you!

Here is the stamp set that I have chosen for the give away:

Stampin Up Four Feathers giveaway from Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Stampin Up Four Feathers giveaway from Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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THE GIVEAWAY CONTEST DETAILS:

This is open to all Canadian residents, and all you need to do to enter is comment below and tell me what stamp set from Stampin Up you would like to see me feature in my next video!

Contest closes February 18th at midnight PST, the lucky winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on my facebook page February 19th 2015/

Stampin Up Blendabilities: Blended Bloom with Calypso Coral

Once I got started coloring with my new markers I had to try every color I had!  This card is made I made with the Blended Bloom image I colored using the Blendabilities markers in the Calypso Coral.  I have said it before, but I love how these markers come in sets of 3, taking the guess work out of finding the right colors to make a proper gradient blend.  One of hte other really cool benefits of these alcohol markers is that you can color on jsut about anything and the color does not come off!  For this project, I used regular clear rhinestones and colored them with the lightest pumpkin pie blendability marker giving them that nice gold tint.

The top background is stamped in Gold metallic ink using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set – this is one of my go to stamp sets because it is so flexible and makes great backgrounds.

Stampin Up Blended Bloom Calypso Coral Blendabilities by Stamp Right Up

Stampin Up Blended Bloom Calypso Coral Blendabilities by Stamp Right Up

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Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities & Blended Bloom

Of all the alcohol markers that Stampin Up has, Cherry Cobbler is my favorite color.  It is such a rich yet vibrant color, almost regal like velvet 😉

I am hosting an Introduction to Alcohol Marker Coloring class this week, and here is the card the group will be making in the workshop.  Each class participant will get a FREE pack of the Cherry Cobbler marker trio as part of their class fee too!

Here is the card:

 

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Blended Bloom by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Blended Bloom by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up Canadian Stampin Up Demonstrator

 

Stampin Up Celebrate Today Balloons Card and Video Tutorial

Hiya Stampers! This new Stampin Up Occasions catalog is seriously amazing.  Every single stamp set I ordered I have been able to make so many great projects with.

Here is one of my most recent project 7 accompanying video tutorial:  a large Celebrate balloons card.  It’s long and tall, but fits perfectly into a standard business size #10 envelope and can be sent in the mail for a regular postage stamp (no additional cost)!

 

 

Stampin Up Celebrate Today XL Balloon card with video tutorial by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Stampin Up Celebrate Today XL Balloon card with video tutorial by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

 

 

 

 

  •  Card stock measurements:
    • Base (pear pizzaz):  8 x 9.25
    • Whisper white layer:  3.75 x 9
    • Gold glimmer sentiment base:  3 3/8 x 1
    • Pool Party sentiment layer:  3.25 x 0.75
  • Cut 3 x 7″ of whisper white bakers twine

 

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2015 Stampin Up Occasions Catalog

It’s that time again stampers! The newest release of Stampin Up’s latest catalog is here.  But, the even BETTER part? You can get FREE stuff from now until March 31.  No, you’re not dreaming – it’s that awesome!! How do you get FREE stuff?

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time! With so many ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products, you can’t miss out!
Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $60 you spend between January 6 and March 31.
Host: Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. Your customers can host Sale-A-Bration parties for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars!
Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator! New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31.
• Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalogue with your Starter Kit.
• Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

Without further ado – here is a listing of ALL the new products in the Stampin Up 2015 Occasions catalog – click to view product details, or click here to view the catalog online.

I am happy to mail you a copy of the catalog anywhere in Canada, please email or call me to request your copy.

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Lawn Fawn Stinkin Cute Skunk 4bar Note Card

How many times have you heard “that’s so stinkin cute”? Well, now there’s a stamp for that!! Lawn Fawn had released this exclusive stamp as a free gift with purchase for Black Friday, but I am sure it will be available in stores soon (they did the same thing with the ‘You Color My World’ stamp set a few years ago too)

This little mini set truly is ‘stinkin cute’!  The card I created could be used for Valentine’s Day, or just for a general everyday just because card.

Here is what I used to make this card:

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  • Stinkin Cute mini stamp set
  • Large & Small Stitched Ovals dies
  • Journaling card die (strip of hearts)
  • Let’s Polka In The Dar 6×6 paper pad
  • Lobster dye ink pad
  • Licorice dye ink pad

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Wondrous Wreath: Photopolymer Fun with Stampin Up!

I just LOVE this photopolymer stamp set from Stampin Up in the Holiday 2014 catalog!! I have seen sooo many pins using this set, and I love the fact that it’s not just for Christmas!

Here are two of my most recent projects using this set. I will also be featuring the projects in my upcoming Christmas card workshops this month

 

Classic Christmas Wreath Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Classic Christmas Wreath Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

*note: this lovely card was cased from Pinterest, but I could not find the original link to give credit to the original artist

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Wondrous Wreath with scripty joy die cut in gold foil Christmas card from Stampin Up by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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