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July 19, 2014

Thank you so much to those of you who left messages for me hoping everything was ok after my last post.  Unfortunately my mother-in-law passed away last Sunday rather suddenly, although she had been struggling with Chronic Lung Disease for many years.

So now I am home and back to posting regularly again – maybe!  I was  able to hold my catalogue launch last Saturday with my lovely customers, friends and downline.   I had two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.  I  have lovely customers who have all become great friends.  I spent some time explaining the new catalogue and some of the new products before letting everyone try their hand at using the new Blendibilities.

Blendibilities are such fun but you do need to know a couple of things about them before you start using them.  Firstly they are alcohol markers and because of this the lids are quite tight which can make them a little difficult to get off.  Once you need to close the lid again, you need to make sure that the tip of the marker is aligned correctly inside the lid and the best way to do that is to lay the marker and lid on the table and slide them together.  You also need to use the correct ink to stamp your image and for our Blendibilities that ink is Memento Tuxedo Black.  This is a water based ink and will not blend with the alcohol markers, so you won’t get any smudging.

0094Ok, so what did we make, well we made a very simple card using the Bloom with Hope stamp set which is a Hostess set from the new catalogue.  This set is perfect for use with the Blendibilites.  I have already shared a couple of cards using this set and I am sure you will see many more over the coming year

The Whisper White card is embossed using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder and attached to scored and folded Basic Black card.  A strip of Basic Black card has both long edges punched using the Scallop Edge Border Punch.   A strip of Cherry Cobbler card is attached and the piece is wrapped with Old Olive 1/8″ Tafetta Ribbon before attaching to the card front.  The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Blendibilites.  Once coloured the image panel is attached to Basic Black card and then the card front.  0104So that everyone had plenty of time to chat, look through the catalogue and view new product, I prepared all of the pieces for the ladies to take home and assemble their card later.

One of the wonderful things about Blendibilities is that they come in sets of three – light, medium and dark.  So for even a beginner or a colouring challenged person like me, you can get a really lovely effect by blending the colours as you go.   Unfortunately, the complete range shown in the catalogue is not available yet, however, six colours (Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Rich Razzleberry) and the Skin Tone assortment are available.  As well you can purchase the Memento Tuxedo Black ink and refill, and the Colour Lifter.  The Colour Lifter lets you add even more high light to your images by moving the colour around and creating highlights in your image.

I had lots of product to show the ladies and tried to present the product in a finished card or project.  Of course I had to display the Project Life range including the smaller size 6″ x 8″ album and the 6″ x 8″ pocket pages. The Blendibilities with a few cards made using the Bloom with Hope Hostess stamp set and the In This Together stamp set. I had a few of the new embossing folders and the fantastic new Little Letters Thinlets.

I hope you have had a chance to spend some time looking through your catalogue and see all the beautiful new product.  I think it is a gorgeous catalogue with lovely photos and great projects to get us all inspired.

So that’s it from me today and thanks once again for all your support.

Bye for now,


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  1. Cheryl M. permalink
    July 28, 2014 10:04 am

    Your simple yet bold card inspired me to try something similar and I appreciate your sharing this lovely creation.


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