Sunday 6 July 2014

Blendabilities colour sampler template pdf

I thought it would be useful to create a Blendabilities sampler sheet to easily see the individual marker colours, so, I created one. This is it!
Since my customers & fellow demonstrators might find this helpful too, I've shared them below, so you can download a pdf version. (SU Demos can also find them on Stampin' Connection).

Download Blendabilities Sampler pdf  
Choose your region - I've included local prices for each listed.
Canada pdf
UK / Europe pdf

Note: If you'd like to share this document with others, please share the link to this post, rather than hosting the document on your site. Please feel free to pin it too. I left it free of my demonstrator/blog details, so please respect the time & effort it took to create it. Thanks :-)

Note - google weirdness:
- When you view the pdf in google drive, the fonts look different....but should look like the above pic when you download it.

- Please don't request the Google drive option to 'share' the doc in google drive Just select the option to download it to your computer. Thanks.

Edited: 4 August 2014I've added a UK-European version above for my Euro demo cousins too.

EDITED 2 October 2014

Awesome news - Stampin' Up! has advised we can use some classic ink pads colours with Blendabilities. Here's what they said...

Stampin' Blendabilities are designed to work with our Memento Ink Pad. The markers also work well with several of our Classic Stampin' Pads, noted below. Keep in mind that colours not listed are prone to smearing and aren't recommended for use with Stampin' Blendabilities. Also, remember that you'll get the best blending results using Whisper White Cardstock, and when the stamped image is completely dry.
Classic Stampin' Pads:
Always Artichoke
Baked Brown Sugar
Blushing Bride
Calypso Coral
Coastal Cabana
Crisp Cantaloupe
Crumb Cake
Crushed Curry
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Hello Honey
Marina Mist
Melon Mambo
Lost Lagoon
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
Pink Pirouette
Pistachio Pudding
Pool Party
Pumpkin Pie
Sahara Sand
Smoky Slate
So Saffron
Soft Sky
Tangelo Twist
Tangerine Tango
Tempting Turquoise
Wild Wasabi
Wisteria Wonder

So you can keep all the relevant info in one place, I've updated my Blendabilities chart to list these compatible colours. Here's a pic of the documents.
Download updated Blendabilities Sampler pdf 
Choose your region - I've included local prices for each listed.
Australia/NZ v2 pdf
USA v2 pdf
Canada v2 pdf
UK-Europe pdf

Edited 19 January 2015
We have new Blendies colours available so I've updated the chart. Download the new chart from this post

Hope you find this helpful :-)

Inky wishes, Di

Friday 4 July 2014

First play - Blended Bloom & Blendabilities

Today, I'm sharing a couple of cards made on my first play with our new Blendabilites markers. Blendies (as I'm fondly calling them) open up a whole new world of colouring options, all of course in SU colours for matchy matchy girls like me. I'll share more info on Blendies below, but I know you're here for the pretty pics first, so here you go.
I've kept the card very simple, to let the flower shine. I wanted a soft, light flower, so I used the 2 lightest Calypso Coral pack markers, together with the Blush marker from the Skin Tone pack for the petals & and the skin tone mocha marker for the centre. Here's a closer look.
I've never used alcohol markers before, so was pretty pleased with this first effort. There's definitely a learning curve to find your favourite way to colour, so plenty of play time will definitely improve my technique.

Daffodil Blended Bloom

I coloured this flower using the Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie marker packs & mounted it on a pool party hexagon hive panel, with some pretty paper from the Moonlight DSP stack & nee lost lagoon ribbon. Here's a close up of the flower.

Blendabilities Basics

Blendabilities are Stampin' Up! own exclusive range of alcohol markers, designed to add luscious & beautifully blended colour to your projects. Each marker has a brush and fine tip end & are a wonderful tool for anyone who loves to colour. Blendabilities come in a 3-pack of light, medium & dark shades (plus a 6 marker skin-tone pack) & work perfectly simple whisper white (or any SU) card. Use them to colour ribbon, on acetate & many other surfaces. Use our new black Memento ink pad to stamp images to be coloured. Please don't use staz on ink with blendies. It's alcohol based too, which means it will bleed & ruin your markers.
There are currently 12 Blendabilities colour packs & you can see them in the above pic. 6 packs are now available to order, with the remaining colours available to customers on 1 August. See the available Blendabilities here in my online store.
Check out this intro vid by Stampin' Up!'s lovely Carrie Cudney, to see them in action too.
I'm sure you'll see lots more Blendie projects coming as I get time to play. If you have any questions, about the cards or Blendies, leave me a comment or drop me a line.
Until next time, inky wishes, Di

Card 1: Calypso
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Express Yourself (hostess-retired)
Card: calypso coral, crisp cantaloupe, whisper white, In Colour 13-15 DSP Stack - baked brown sugar
Ink: baked brown sugar ink pad, black Memento ink pad, Blendabilities - calypso coral, skin tones
Accessories, gold sequin trim, baked brown sugar thick bakers twine

Card 2 - daffodil
Stamps: Blended Bloom, Perfect Pennants
Card: crumb cake, pool party, whisper white card, Moonlight DSP stack
Ink: lost lagoon ink pad,
black Memento ink pad, Blendabilities - daffodil delight, pumpkin pie
Accessories: lost lagoon stitched satin ribbon, large basic pearl
Tools: Big Shot, Hexagon Hive die

Tuesday 1 July 2014

It's here & in a word....brilliant!

July 1st means many things to many people but it's the happiest day of the year in the Stampin' Up! world so, Happy New Catalogue day!
This year's Annual Catalogue has 250 beautiful pages of ideas & products to help you with your card, gift, packaging, or memory keeping needs & more. As a demonstrator, I've been fortunate to have this baby for over a month now & I'm still finding new ideas every time  I look, so....

You'd like a catalogue of your own?

 Go digi: Download the Catalogue pdf here 

Save it on your computer, tablet, ipad or phone for anytime viewing.
You can also download & save the Project Supply List, to see what's used to make your fave project.

Pretty Paper version: If you'd like all 250 pages in print,  just contact me to pick one up or have one mailed to you.

We'll help you find what you need

The catalogue & online store is organised into useful groups so you can find the solution you need quickly & easily.

What's New

You know to expect fabulously co-ordinated new stamps, accessories & tools, but here are a few extra special goodies that I'm especially excited about.

Photopolymer Stamps - meet the new totally clear addition to our fab wood & cling mount range. Perfect placement every time. Here's a peek from my fave new stamp set "Flower Patch'.
Project Life® by Stampin' Up! - get your photos off your computer & capture your memories with Becky Higgins super simple & stylish album system - now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colours & themes.
Blendabilities - our new range of alcohol markers In Stampin' Up! colours, designed for beautiful colour & blending.
New in-colours - say hello to our 5 in-colours for 2014-16
I could keep going for ages about all that I love, but I'll stop now & leave you to make a cuppa, download your catalogue or browse the store. Drop me a line or give me a call if I can help you with anything. I'm really looking forward to sharing some more brilliance with you soon.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: Thanks to the totally brilliant 'Cabin Pressure' radio show writer, John Finnemore (& his brilliant character Arthur Shappey) for helping me find an appropriate adjective to describe the new catalogue.