Friends are like seashells........... collect them along the way.  That's a sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Bundle ~ FRIENDS ARE LIKE SEASHELLS on page 27 in the annual catalog.  This bundle was introduced as a SUITE previously and has been very popular.  It includes 23 photopolymer stamps and 6 dies.  It is a purrrrfect summer set.  Here are several cards I have made with this bundle.




I used GILDED LEAFING Ipage 143) on this one. I don't think I did a very good job but I do like the card.

Encircled in Friendship

IMG_6575HAPPY FRIDAY!  Above is the die collection that is bundled with the stamp set ENCIRCLED IN FRIENDSHIP on page 70 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  BUT, on page 70 it is very difficult to see the diagram of the dies, it is really faded out or I am just getting VERY OLD!!!!  We used this stamp set ~

IMG_6574in all of our stamp clubs for this month.  It is great bundle and the dies can certainly be used with or without the stamps!  Here is the card we completed in class (it really is an easy peasy card!) ~IMG_6509and, two more samples for you ~


201429877_2103771899761509_232354997267108693_nLet me know if you would like the PROJECT SHEET that we used in our stamp clubs, I am happy to email it to you!  

Which Black Ink Do I Use?



General purpose ink.

Fade resistant.

Dries fast but make sure it is dry before coloring.

You can use with Stampin' Blends.

Clean with water or Stampin' Mist Stamp Cleaner, page 145 Annual Catalog (AC).

Tuxedo Black Pad ~ 132708 ~ $6.00

Tuxedo Black Refill, 0.5 fl. oz. ~ 133456 ~ $5.00



Permanent ink.

Great for using watercolors or stamping on nonporous surfaces like window sheets, cellophane bags, etc.

Clean stamps with StazOn Cleaner after using StazOn ink.

To protect the adhesive on cling stamp labels, rinse cling stamps with water immediately after using StazOn Cleaner.

You can find StazOn Black and Brown ink and the cleaner on page 129 AC.