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Combining Stamp Sets

Eight Ball

Hi All,

Today I combined two stamp sets that are pretty different. I encourage you to go through your stash to see how you might take two seemingly different sets and make them work together. Think outside the box!

It has been awhile since I used the Good Fortune set on THIS CARD. Here is the inside of the card:

Eight Ball

I am going on a scrap weekend today!! I cannot tell you how excited I am. With all of life’s demands, I scrapbook only once a year at this retreat. I won’t be cooking or cleaning for 48 hours. Yay!! 🙂

Have a great weekend.



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: YR00, YR12, YR18, W1, 0, B000, C1

Three Amigos
Three Amigos
Avery Elle Good Fortune Stamp Set
Good Fortune Stamp Set
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Avery Elle 6x6 Neutral
Avery Elle 6×6 Neutral
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on January 29th, 2016 at 7:54 am


    Have a great weekend Darlene! Sounds like fun.
    Another cute card…I have the Good Fortune stamp set inspired from your previous card.

  2. wrote on January 29th, 2016 at 1:29 pm


    Oh, so adorable Darlene, and I totally agree with the sentiments…..Age is indeed, just a number.
    I love how the Versafine Black Onix ink covered that big area in just two passes so completely.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. wrote on January 29th, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Carol B

    Love the card Darlene. You inspire me every time!

  4. wrote on January 29th, 2016 at 2:10 pm


    Such a cute card. Have a great weekend away.

  5. wrote on January 29th, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Mary Jane

    Great card, just so cute!

  6. wrote on January 29th, 2016 at 5:12 pm


    Darlene, this is adorable! I vaguely “get” the greeting, too! LOL I think the “Magic 8-ball” may pre-date me just a bit, but I can still appreciate the humor. Have fun at your retreat this weekend! ~ Andrea

  7. wrote on January 29th, 2016 at 7:38 pm


    Maybe you’ve spoken about this before, but why are you no longer coloring the whole image with the lightest Copic color before coloring with the dark and medium? What have I missed.

    • wrote on January 30th, 2016 at 11:35 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi calex89. I change my technique mostly depending on the size of the area. If it’s small, I usually don’t do the first layer of light so that I won’t saturate the paper.

      • wrote on January 31st, 2016 at 5:51 am


        Thanks so much! That makes perfect sense.

  8. wrote on January 29th, 2016 at 8:20 pm


    Cute card! One of these days I’m going to hand-draw a line on my card. You make it look so easy but it is very intimidating for me!

  9. wrote on January 30th, 2016 at 2:20 am


    Hi Darlene! Loved your card and especially the sentiment. Hope your weekend away is the best!

  10. wrote on January 30th, 2016 at 11:28 am


    I hope you have a good time Darlene. I have a quick question. What do you use to generate your product links where you have one picture and multiple sources beneath it? Thanks.

    • wrote on January 30th, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Tammy. I just use HTML. I explained it in the forum HERE.

      • wrote on January 31st, 2016 at 12:39 am


        Thanks Darlene. I have been using inlinkz and it takes me hours. Seriously. I haven’t done any coding in many years. But I’m hoping between what you provided and looking at what inlinkz generates Ill be able to figure it out. This stuff really should be easier than this. I’ll add any further questions onto the forum thread. Thanks again.

  11. wrote on February 1st, 2016 at 1:42 am


    Darlene, do you know what’s going on with the company “Blick’s Art Material?” Going out of business maybe??? I saw your suggestion to buy Copic markers there and when I tried to order some they show to only have 23 out of 350 colors in stock. All of the rest say “out of stock. Back ordered and delivery date is indefinite.” Just curious….and disappointed. They have good prices on them. That is to say the few that they have in stock. ☹️

    • wrote on February 2nd, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you for bringing that to my attention! I emailed my contact to see what the story is. I will report back!

      • wrote on February 2nd, 2016 at 9:06 pm

        Darlene DeVries

        Dick Blick told me that they are definitely still selling Copic markers. Apparently, their vendor is having a hard time keeping up with demand. They anticipate having the markers back in stock sometime in April.

        • wrote on February 3rd, 2016 at 5:03 am


          Thanks Darlene.

      • wrote on February 3rd, 2016 at 5:01 am


        Thanks so much. ?

  12. wrote on February 8th, 2016 at 12:24 pm


    Too cute! I have this 8 ball set of stamps…I love it! Thanks for sharing this super cute card! Love how you colored the triangle for the inside. =)

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