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Seriously.. what do you do when you need 250 Black Candy Dots?

Answer #1: buy 25 Packs of Neutrals Candy dots and use only the black ones


Answer #2: Buy 3 packs and color them all black with your Sharpie Marker


 Although I know Stampin' Up! would have been very happy had I ordered the 25 packages, I opted to use my trusty Black Sharpie marker and color 3 packages of them black 🙂

View a video >>> on coloring your Rhinestones and Embellishments

Oh ya.. so WHY did I need 250 Black Candy Dots?

For my upcoming Founder's Circle Swaps! 🙂


I created the background and inside using My Digital Studio, had them printed at the Stampin' Up! print service, then added ribbon and the tags, and of course the Candy Dots!


Hybrid elements/accessories added to the My Digital Studio card:

Black Chevron Ribbon #130010

Neutral Candy Dots #130934

Chalk Talk stamp set #130631 / 130634

or Chalk Talk BUNDLE (SAVE 15%!!) 132731 / 132730

Creative Elements stamp set #128523 / 122647

 Extra-Large oval punch #119859

I saw a similar card idea on a video that Barbara-Jean created.. she's published some AWESOME MDS videos.. Thank you for the idea!

 I played around with a few other ideas before settling on the design above..

Below are some of the other prototype ideas I created…




NA13F_BlogBadge-whiteThanks to my faithful customers and my amazingly talented downline, I was blessed again this year to place in the top 100 of Stampin' Up! (7 years in a row!), thus earning a trip to Utah this coming week to be with my Founder's Circle peers… I am really excited to see my friends!!

 When I was working on these swaps in my stamp room, I was skyping with Wendy and her daughter Macie… it's fun to pass the time that way!


I hope your weekend was wonderful everyone… chat with you later..

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