It’s Try it Tuesday on Wednesday.  It seems as soon as I get some things figured out and working other things stop working.  Sigh. When I was trying to edit my photos my editor wasn’t working correctly.  I have no idea what was wrong.  Our power went out Monday evening for about 30 minutes and then once it came back our internet and wifi were messed up.  It took a while to get all that going again.  I think we basically had to shut everything off and then get everything to reboot.  We keep getting more and more things that rely on internet/wifi.  Then when I went to reboot the computer it decided it was time to run a bunch of updates.  Anyway things weren’t working and I had to walk away.  Sometimes its best to walk away and come back later. 

So on to today’s project.  Have you tried using the new Stampin’ Blends to color on Designer Series Paper?  I love it!  I love to use the black and white prints and add pops of color – it totally changes the look of the paper.  For today’s card I used the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper – the black with white spots. 

I used the Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay.  Both the dark and light marker for each of the colors and just randomly coloring in the white spots.  I was able to maximize my paper by using 4×4″ pieces on my cards.  The images I stamped are from the Pick a Pattern stamp set.  This stamp set turned out to be one of my favorites from this catalog.  I used the different images and the coordinating paper a lot more often than I thought.  It’s just really fun!  The flowers are also colored with the Stampin’ Blends and the one extra flower was fussy cut and added to the front. 

Supply List:

  • Pick a Pattern stamp set (retiring)
  • Pick a Pattern Designer Series paper (retiring)
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight Combo, Bermuda Bay Combo, Calypso Coral Combo
  • Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon
  • 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
  • Paper Snips
  • Dimensionals

You could do any color combination that you wanted with the Blends and Black and White Paper.  Have you tried coloring on your paper yet? 

Don’t forget to order retiring products before they are gone!  Use my May Hostess Code – EJB9FJAP when you check out in my Online Store and receive a little surprise for orders over $25. 


I hope you are having a great week.  Ryan just got home from school on Tuesday night and he will be here for a few days before heading off to his next adventure.  He has a summer internship at Facebook in San Francisco.  I’m so excited for him!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope you are enjoying the new look. 

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