2020-2021 Annual Catalog, Stampin Blends, Wednesday Sketch

Weekly Sketch ~ Celebrate Sunflowers & Walk in the Woods By Stampin Up!

Welcome back friends.

This Wednesday I will actually be out of town for a much needed break away from the ins and outs of life. Hubby and I are escaping to the Smoky Mountains and I cannot wait!!! For today’s Wednesday Sketch I have chosen to feature 2 really fun stamp sets from Stampin’ ® Up! “Celebrate Sunflowers” and “Walk in the Woods”. Both sets are perfect for the fall weather and worked wonderful with this weeks sketch. Lets take a look and let me know if you agree.


I absolutely love the “Celebrate Sunflowers, Stamp & Die Set and it is available at 10% off. Sunflowers are so perfect for fall. If you have not seen this bundle please CLICK HERE so you do not miss out on the amazing dies that go along with this stamp set. I enjoyed coloring, as always, with my Stampin’ Blends. If you are new to Alcohol coloring I would definitely recommend these markers. They come in both light and dark in each bundle so there is never a question as to which markers will blend well together. Let me know if you have any coloring questions. I am always just a message away and would be glad to assist you in any way.

For my second card I am featuring the “Walk in the Woods” Stamp Set. This stamp set is also a nice set for coloring. I got very carried away following the sketch and have added in a lot of texture with the “Many Medallion Dies“. These dies are also available as part of a bundle along with the “Best Year” stamp set at 10% discount.


These cards are a perfect theme for me heading to the mountains today. I hope you all have enjoyed today’s projects. CLICK HERE to join my VIP Facebook Group and share your Stampin’ Up! projects with all of us. We would love to see your current projects.


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Happy Stamping my friends!

Product List

Walk In The Woods Cling Stamp Set (English)


Best Year Bundle (English)


Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle (English)


Ornate Thanks Bundle (English)


Stitched Shapes Dies


Layering Circles Dies


Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack


Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad


Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack


Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack


Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad


Metallic Pearls


Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Alcohol Markers, Stampin Up

MUST SEE!!! Blossoming Basket Bundle ~ Free w/ $100 purchase

Welcome Back! I hope you have enjoyed this week focusing on my favorite SAB FREE STAMPS! This, by far, is my favorite pick from this years FREE Sale A Bration items. This is the Blossoming Basket Bundle which is FREE with a $100 purchase from any of our catalogs. It includes this beautiful basket stampo set along with a basket weave embossing folder. If submitting an order online of $150 or less feel free to use March’s hostess  code FCNV6MBW.

Here is the BUNDLE you can get FREE with a $100 purchase by the end of March 2018

Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Bundle

and here are some samples made by Stampin’ Up!® showing off this STUNNING set!


This first card that I designed is a simple card featuring the basket floral stamp from this FREE bundle. Using it this way is so classy as well as super easy.

To jazz it up a little I have embossed the card base with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Texture Embossing folder and added a few Rhinestone Basic Gems.

Oh where do I begin? This is an all time favorite card of mine. Beginning with the base card simply run the front of the card base through the Big Shot with this bundle’s FREE Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

I used a piece of of designer paper from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper. Here is a picture of the full paper stack… This paper has so many possibilities and there is also a Daisy Stamp Set/Punch Bundle.

From a piece of Whisper White THICK cardstock, stamp your basket image with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. These two products are recommended when using Alcohol Markers like our Stampin’ Blends ®

I have used the following Stampin’ Blends® marker sets for this project.

Calypso Coral Combo Pack

Daffodil  Delight Combo Pack

Old Olive Combo Pack

Crumb Cake Combo Pack

After coloring the image it was die cut out using the Layered Oval Framelits. For the scalloped Daffodil Delight frame in the background I simply cut a scalloped oval and cut it down the center from top to bottom.

Peeking out there on the inside is a stamped basket from Calypso Coral Ink. This finished the card nicely.

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Happy Stampin’®


Product List

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Remarkable You ~ Stampin’ Up! ® Color Blends

Welcome back!

Today I am sharing some coloring I did with the NEW Stampin’ Blends this evening. I have had this “Remarkable You” stamp set for quite some time and I immediately thought of it when trying to decide which set to color first. These 4 large images are perfect for Alcohol Marker Shading.


Below are the color combos I have used for each individual flower. I hope this encourages you to gives these markers a try. I am more than happy to help guide you in any way needed.

For this beauty I have used Light Pumpkin Pie Dark Pumpkin Pie, and Light Cherry Cobbler

For these amazing leaves I have used Light Old Olive, Dark Old Olive, and Light Daffodil Delight

For these I simply used Light and Dark Daffodil Delight along with Light and Dark Old Olive.

Last but not least I colored this beautiful flower with Light and Dark Calypso Coral and Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler along with light and dark Old Olive for the stem.

Alcohol Markers, Coloring, melaniestamps, Stampin Up, Stamping

Stampin’ UP!® Blends Markers are HERE!

Welcome my friends,

This is my very first post to my Exclusive Stampin’ UP!® blog. I have been slowly working on this blog design for a while. A lot of you may have seen my posts over at www.fairystampland.com and may be wondering why I am starting another blog? I want to separate my design team work with non Stampin’ Up!® companies from my Stampin Up!® work. I love both but I think it gets a little confusing for the reader. So www.melaniestamps.com will be 100% Stampin’ Up!® projects, promotions, and stamping fun.

A lot of you may be joining me from my other blog where I have mostly shared my work using Copic Marker Coloring. So it excites me to no end to begin this blog introducing you to the NEW Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers.


Stampin’ Up!® has just released the first collection of markers. We have 13 color families plus the color lifter. It is recommended that you use Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White Card Stock when coloring with these blendable markers. Here is a video brought to you by Stampin’ Up!®

To purchase the entire set click HERE

To see individual Markers Click HERE

I will be sharing photo samples of my coloring soon so stay tuned. Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy Stampin’