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Sarahfleming1 Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop: Geometric Watercolors

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Our theme for this month is CASEing our logo. So basically taking inspiration from the Ink & Inspiration logo and coming up with a project. I took inspiration from the watercolor background, the geometric shapes, the colors, and the dark font. I made several backgrounds on my Facebook Live video yesterday and then turned them into cards.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday thinlit with Brusho geometric watercolor resist background using masking fluid & Stitched Shapes framelits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my first card, I first made the bright square piece. I actually made a full card background, then later cut it down with a square from the Stitched Shapes framelits. I used masking fluid (which I got from Amazon) and made a geometric pattern, and after the masking fluid was dry, I covered the paper in water, then sprinkled Brusho crystals on (Brilliant Red, Gamboge, and Yellow). When everything was dry, I rubbed off the mask. Added Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon and the Happy Birthday thinlit, and I was done.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends with watercolor wash background and masking fluid - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My next card was an attempt at taking the watercolor look, dark font, colors, and white resist places of the logo. Instead of using geometric shapes, this time I went swirly with the masking fluid. I washed water over the paper after the mask was in place, then dropped ink from reinkers directly onto the paper. I used Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo here. After it was dry and I had removed the mask, I stamped the sentiment from Lovely Friends in Island Indigo and Flirty Flamingo. [Note: I didn’t make this background during the video.]

Stampin' Up! watercolor background with masking fluid, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, One Big Meaning - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My final card uses the watercolor look, resisted areas, and colors from the logo. After the mask was dry, I washed water over the paper and added ink to the paper using an Aqua Painter. The sentiment is from One Big Meaning.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Here’s the Facebook Live video if you want to see me demonstrate this technique.

Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the February Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider becoming a demonstrator! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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International Blog Highlight: Petal Passion

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted by the wonderful Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my projects. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in February, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in the top 10 blog hop again next month!

This month our theme is the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products. I chose to highlight the Petal Passion designer series paper, which is absolutely gorgeous, especially when you color it! I colored it with both the Blends and the Watercolor Pencils.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer series paper with Watercolor Pencils coloring, Flourishing Phrases, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon with $50 purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my first card, I colored a piece of the paper with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen. Coloring with Watercolor Pencils takes for. EVER. But I knew this, so I brought the pencils and a Blender Pen to the living room with me and colored while I watched Curling with my husband. For this card, I used Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie for the big yellow flower and the pointy one at the bottom, Real Red and Rich Razzleberry for the rose, Real Red for the pointy flower up top, Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point for the purple flowers, Calypso Coral in the bottom left, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point for the leaves, and Bermuda Bay for the background. Don’t be afraid to mix your colors! Lay down the light color first, smooth it with the Blender Pen, then lay down the darker color and smooth again. The sentiment here comes from Flourishing Phrases from the Annual Catalog, and the ribbon is the [free with $50 purchase] Sale-A-Bration ribbon.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer series paper with Watercolor Pencils coloring, Flourishing Phrases, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon with $50 purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card, I stamped the matching sentiment and added a strip of the paper without color.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer series paper with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers coloring, Heartfelt Blooms, free with $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My second card uses the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. These are much faster and easier to color with and come out smoother. I used Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight/Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, and Pool Party for the flowers. For the leaves, I first colored them in with Dark Daffodil Delight, then went over them again while they were still wet with Light Bermuda Bay. I love the shade of green I got mixing thse two colors! My background is done with Light Smoky Slate. The sentiment on this card is from the [free with $50 order] Sale-A-Bration stamp set Heartfelt Blooms.

Both coloring media are great, so it kind of depends on the look you’re going for. Which one do you like better? I’d love to hear your opinion!

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my cards! Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my cards and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the February Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider becoming a demonstrator! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Stamp, Ink, Paper: Celebrate the Good Stuff

Good morning! I hope you’re having a great Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, I’m totally sleeping right now.

Today I have another Stamp, Ink, Paper design team card to share with you. I’m the guest designer over there for February. This week’s challenge is a Card Maker’s Choice, which means… make whatever you want!

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday stamps with Picture Perfect Party and Tutti Frutti paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I decided to go with some of my favorite colors — Berry Burst, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Bermuda Bay — and used one of my favorite suites from the Occasions Catalog, the Picture Perfect Party suite. My card base is Bermuda Bay, and I added a mat of Whisper White. The Peekaboo Peach paper is from the Tutti Frutti paper. The confetti paper and party blower are both from the Picture Perfect Party paper.

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday stamps with Picture Perfect Party and Tutti Frutti paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment, asterisks, and candles are all from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set. I also stamped the white piece behind the sentiment with one of the confetti stamps from Picture Perfect Birthday in Versamark, then heat embossed it and sponged Lemon-Lime Twist ink over it. The ribbon is the new Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edge ribbon. This stuff is gorgeous! I colored the rhinestones with the Light Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday stamps with Picture Perfect Party and Tutti Frutti paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s the inside of the card.

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the February Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider becoming a demonstrator! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Your New Home

Good morning! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend. We’re watching a lot of curling, playing a lot of Pandemic (Valentine’s Day present from my sweetie), and practicing a lot of baseball/softball.

This afternoon, I finally got into my craft room for the first time since Monday, and I needed to make something but just wasn’t feeling it. So I went to Global Design Project and was inspired by their colors to make a cheery card.

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits & Glitter Enamel Dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I went to the Annual Catalog for this card. I’ve hardly used this Home Life bundle, but I think it’s way underrated. The house is a triple-stamped image that starts with the Daffodil Delight stamp, then the Dapper Denim leaves, then fills in the teeny spaces with the Melon Mambo flowers. A die cuts out the house outline, and I cut out the stamped one and also a Dapper Denim one to give a little extra dimension to the house. Before I glued down the house, I also added a strip of paper from the Tutti Frutti DSP from the Occasions Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits & Glitter Enamel Dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had forgotten about the other cute dies that come with this bundle. After I stamped the sentiment and banner and popped it up on Dimensionals, I die cut the little tulips and leaves for little accents behind the banner. Finally I finished off the card with some Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits & Glitter Enamel Dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the February Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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