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19 December 2009


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Hi Kelli....mmmm... now that's a really good question - which color set is the most universal. I thought about that for a while and I think the best thing to do is to look through the colors of card stock that you have purchased, as this tends to show you which parts of the color wheel appeal to you. For me, I tend to use more of the Earth Elements and the Rich Regals. I very rarely use the soft subtles or the Bold Brights. (Although, I will be pushing my comfort zone for spring and force myself to use more of those two color families.) What I'm doing to save myself some money with the craft inks, is to buy the stampin spots as opposed to the full pads.

The other thing to do is to look at your card stock and buy individual pads to match your card stock - and maybe look at the spots for those that you use, but not as frequently.

I hope this helps.
Merry Christmas


Cute candle. I love the embossing power and how it make the stamp pop. I love making hostess gifts. I have a question...what color set do you think is the most universal. I'm going to order a color collection and I was curious what you thought.

Patricia Hoffman

I too am doing decorated candles and got the idea from your Blog. I have 12 of them to do yet, plus a whole bunch of other stuff. No I am in no rush, this is not crunch time, who am I kidding? Love your candle, the gold cording really adds to it. So sorry that DH has to leave for meeting and then turn right around and come back. What a bummer. Oh that "next year I will be more organized" thing doesn't work. I have been saying it for over 15 years now and I still have a rush at the end. So let me know if it works for you and what your trick is. Sure hope your throat gets better soon, wouldn't want you sick for the Holidays. Have a wonderful day.

Trish in Wisconsin


I have done this candle for my daughter's teacher for CHRISTmas. I used the Snowman Lineup stamp set. But I never would have thought of using brads or embossing powder!! I used wax paper to hold the stamped image in place. It melts right into the candle with the tissue paper! I also used a two way glue pen and dazzling diamonds to give it some shine! Very fun to make! And very cute!


Hi I have just recently come across your blog (and have subscribed to it). I love this candle project looks perfect for a little Christmas gift. Your cards are very inspiring too. I love the CAS look of many of them. Regards Alison

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