Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, May 10, 2014


I am SOOO excited about this new line of alcohol-based markers that Stampin' Up! has introduced, Blendabilities. I used them here with Secret Garden on our challenge at Addicted to CAS.
Darnell is our Guest Designer this month and she has come up with a really cute and creative card for this challenge. Make sure to stop by and give her some love!  There is also a call out for a new design team member so check out the requirements for that too! 

I'm sad that Secret Garden is retiring, but there is a set I like even more in the new catalog that is PHOTOPOLYMER!  It also has matching framelits, so it will be on my first order for sure. :)
My first two attempts at using the Blendabilities were so-so, but I was quite pleased with my third through fifth attempts, these three flowers. :) They are not difficult to use at all, and they are very forgiving. I prefer to color starting with the dark color first, then the medium, and finally the lightest color.  Stampin' Up! has made it so easy for us by packaging them in sets of three like this so you don't have to figure out which shades go together. No thinking involved!  Also, if you notice on my Rich Razzleberry flower, the center is Daffodil Delight.  I actually colored my entire flower Rich Razzleberry, then decided to go back and add the Daffodil Delight OVER it for the center. It colored over it perfectly!  Isn't that so cool?!  I thought so, considering the Rich Razzleberry was so dark!  I am easily amused though. lol

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you check out the rest of the cards by the ATCAS design team using this awesome code word(s). :)

Stamp Sets: Happy Day, Secret Garden
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities
Tools: Simply Scored Border and Borders Embossing Plate
Accessories: Dimensionals


  1. Beautiful colored, off the edge flowers! Love the color against the white~

  2. Your colouring here is fantastic, these new eons sound interesting and so nice to be in sets of 3!!

  3. Love this card! Wonderful coloring!! I will be CASEing this for sure!!

  4. Your coloring really is beautiful on these gorgeous flowers, Shana! I love how you have set them off the edge for this challenge! Thank you for the welcome! It's always an honor to play with you talented ladies!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. These blooms are so adorable :) love the coloring!!

  6. A fab. take on the code word Shana - love the colouring. (I am so jealous that you already have the SU marker pens - the UK demos. have to wait a little longer - can't wait to try them out)!!!
    Sylvia xx

  7. Gorgeous card Shana. Love your bright and fun flowers. The blendabilities are going to be very popular, I'm sure. You did an amazing job of shading your flowers! Loll xx

  8. Such a pretty card Shana - love the depth of colour in your flowers......I was wondering how these blendabilities were to use and you've certainly done a great job here.

    Karen x

  9. Fabulous Shana, the colors are outstanding and really pop against the white background. I adore the design and fantastic stamping such a great take on the code word.


  10. Shana, I'm with you on the new set!!!! I do think you used Secret Garden beautifully here and they are so well colored, too. Gorgeous.