Monday, July 23, 2012


Hello My Crafty Friends,
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!! The Pimentel family had a fun weekend, it all started with Friday at the movies with my son, Saturday was a Date night with hubby and Sunday was pool day.  My son LOVES to swim and so we went to my BIL house so my son could enjoy the day at the pool and I could enjoy my new reading book Fifty Shades of Gray.  Have any of you read these books??  If not a must read!!

Today's card is all about heat embossing and using the blender pens to color an image.  I love to heat emboss on my cards.  Do you have a favorite technique you use on your cards??  If so share with us:)

Thank you for visiting today and have a fantastic week my friends!

My Challenge entry Cas-ual Fridays
I used Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit Stampin' Markers and then used the blender pens to spread the colors.  The sentiment is from Field Flowers Stamp Set.
I stamped the background with Parlor Prints & VersaMark and heat embossed it with SU White Emboss powder. I added some retired 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and some rhinestones by the sentiment.  I also sponged the edge of the Whisper White Window Framelits Die cut 

Stampin' Up! Supplies on this card:
Stamps-  Field Flowers, Parlor Prints, Papillion Potpourri, Inks- StazOn, VersaMark, Basic Black, Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Tools- Big Shot, Blender Pens, Sponge Daubers, Window Framelits Dies, Paper Snips, Emboss Buddy, Heat Tool,  Accessories- Rhinestones, 1/4" Ribbon, White Emboss Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Product Suggestions of the Day:

Embossing Buddy - by Stampin' Up!
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If you are going to do any embossing, you’ll love this tool. It helps keep unwanted flecks of embossing powder or glitter from sticking to the paper. Or, rub the Embossing Buddy over the surface of a bold image stamp to help it accept ink evenly.

* Approximately 3" x 1-1/2" anti-static fabric pouch
* Works great on all kinds of paper and other surfaces

Heat Tool
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Our electric heat tool gives you the right amount of heat for any technique. Great for use with embossing powder and Heat & Stick powder.
• A slim, sleek design makes it easy-to-hold.
• 2 heat settings give you full control.
• Use low for drying ink and high for heat-setting Stampin' Emboss Powder and Heat & Stick Powder.

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents - by Stampin' Up!
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Jewels are just as magical in papercrafting as in fashion. Add a pearl here, a rhinestone there, and your projects take a subtle step up. With our rhinestone basic jewels, it’s easy to add a touch of class to your projects in an instant.

• Small, self-adhesive rhinestones
• 150 rhinestones per package; 50 each of 3 sizes (3 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm)
• Each package also includes three 2-5/8" strips of connected rhinestones, perfect for borders

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Thank you for visiting today!!


  1. What a gorgeous card Norma!! Love the look of the black and white with those gorgeous butterflies!!
    Glad to hear you had a great weekend!! I have read 50 shades....loved the first one (read it in a day), enjoyed the second alot(another day) and really struggled to get through the 3rd one (took me about a week) Not sure why...maybe tired of the same you know :) If anything a fun summer read!! Enjoy your Monday!!

  2. Norma ~ OOOOMMMMGGGG!!!! This crd is BEAUTIFUL, GORGEOUS and just AMAZING! I LOVE, LOVE the look of the black, white and the little pops of color! WOW!!! EVERTHING seriously is AMAZING!!! Sounded like you have a FABULOUS weekend! Ihave YET to read the books but I have heard so much about them! I plan on when Ryan is in school! Again GORGEOUS card!!!!!

  3. Hi Norma what a sensational card. What superb stamping and a wonderful sentiment well done Hugs Elaine

  4. Love those butterflies and your card is beautiful as always.... Great sentiment...
    Enjoy your day and your crafty week!

  5. Wowza this is gorgeous Norma! Love it.

    And I got my catalog in the mail. I'll be ordering some Christmas goodies soon from you. Hugs!!!

  6. Norma this is so elegant love the butterflies on the black background!


  7. OMG its a fabulous card Norma..the butterflies are so pretty the PP u have used !!

  8. Love it!!! I need to order some new goodies I'm missing out on all these new products:)

  9. Hola amiga.. Fabulous card. Love the great colors. Im glad you had a fun filled weekend. I've been dying to get my hands on that book too. Hope you are doing well. Talk to you soon.


  10. Your Card is just Beautiful! Love the Black and White! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

  11. Thank you ladies for the lovely comments! I appreciate you taking the time to visit:)

  12. Wow such a gorgeous card. I love the butterflies on in it, so pretty!!!!

    And lets talk about 50 Shades, read all three in about 2 weeks. Loved them!!!!


  13. Sounds like a fun weekend Norma! I won't tell ya my weekend cuz yours is wayyy better! I do LOVE this card too! Very pretty & elegant looking! :o)

  14. Gorgeous black and white card!!! Love those floating butterflies!

  15. Gorgeous!! That black and white background is SO dramatic, love it! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!


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