Sunday, August 31, 2008
Stamp sets: Inspired by Nature, Short & Sweet
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Perfect Plum, Shimmery White, So Saffron, Ghostly Greetings DSP
Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive
Accessories: Tangerine Striped grosgrain, dimensionals, Button bouqet buttons, glue dots, small oval punch, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, post if note (to make the mask for the moon)
Saturday, August 30, 2008
All products from Stampin' Up!
Stamp sets: Flores Suaves, Inspired by Nature, Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Brown, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango reinker, Sumer Sun reinker
Accessories: Top Note Die for Big Shot, Small oval punch, Large oval punch, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, rectangle hole punch
I'm off to finish up a gift for a friend who is celebrating her 50th birthday! Have a great Saturday everyone!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Stamp sets:Under the Stars, Short & Sweet, Boho Backgrounds
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Watercolor paper
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Red gingham, Black gingham, Small oval punch, large oval punch, dimensionals
Next card I'm back to the bear, and I think it's a funny one! He just looks like he's doing a little dance so this quote just seemed to fit.
Stamp sets: Under the Stars, Smarty Pants
Ink: Basic Brown
Paper: Real Rust, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Juntos DSP (from the Spanish Language Catalog), Watercolor paper. I thought the DSP resembled honeycombs!
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip grosgrain
I hope you've enjoyed my Under the Stars cards. I had a lot of fun making them. This set is on sale until September 30th if you decide you just have to have it!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Stamp set: Fabulous Flowers
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Shimmery White, Urban Garden DSP
Accessories: Coluzzle Circle, Paper snips, Scalloped Edge punch, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, dimensionals
I have had a fabulous weekend of playing with my stamps and working on projects. I have to say that it's been a lot of fun and I have a lot to show you over the next week or so. I also have to tell you that in the past week I've decided that I'm addicted to Shimmery White cardstock, my Top Note Big Shot die, and my shadow stamps! The last one is really crazy because I wasn't too keen on them when I first saw them. So, I apologize in advance for my upcoming posts (well and quite a few prior ones) that have used those three items. I also did two Quick Cards using the same sketch for Thursday and while the sketch is similar the cards are different. I also apologize for using the "In Colors" so much. I have really grown to love them (well except Baja Breeze but it's growing on me). Tomorrow I get to take my "grandson" Miguel to his first day of Kindergarten. I can't believe he's already starting Kinder. I'm so honored to get to be the one who drops him off for his first day. Of course, I will have pictures and hopefully a scrapbook page made by the end of the day! Until tomorrow.....
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy, Inspired by Nature (grass image)
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Shimmery White
Ink: Basic Brown, Versamark, Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun, Riding Hood red
Accessories: Tangerine Tango striped ribbon, Ticket Corner punch, Top Note die, Irisdesent Ice emobssing powder, dimensionals
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Stamp set: Upsy Daisy
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Shimmery White (I know I've been on a Shimmery White kick lately but I can't help it!)
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Pacific Point doubl stripped ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Satin ribbon, dimensionals, large oval punch, Big Shot top note die, Button Bouquet buttons, white gel pen (to make "stitching" on button), glue dots
This card was so fast. After cutting the Top Note, I just stamped the image in Pacific Point. Stamped the greeting and punched out. Assembled the card. Easy! I'll be doing lots more with this set...check back!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Stamp set: Simple Birthday Thanks, Short & Sweet
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Shimmery White, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Always DSP
Ink: Basic Brown, Pink Pirouette, Pink Pirouette Reinker, Regal Rose Reinker, Riding Hood Red Reinker
Accessories: Aquapainter, Crystal Effects, Chunky Sprinkles Pink glitter, Small Oval and Large Oval punches, magnetic closure for card (non SU)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Here is the finished project.
He was so very proud of his project as well he should be. We used a retired Stampin' Up! apple wheel and then cut it out using the Big Shot and the new exclusive basket die. It turned out so cute. I was told that his teacher was very excited about his gift. After we finished stamping, we decided it was a great day to go to the zoo. Now, I haven't been to the zoo in a few years but Miguel and his Mom go frequently and he had no problems telling me which way to go to see things and no problem correcting me if I went the wrong way. I have to say it was an interesting trip. We'd get up to an animal he'd look for a couple minutes then be ready to move again. Don't get me wrong, we had so much fun. Oh, I forgot to tell you that I let him open a special present in the morning. A kid friendly digital camera so he was anxious to use it while we were at the zoo and he did a great job. Of course I took my camera as well and here are some of my favorite shots of the day. The first ones are from an area called Parrot Paradise. It's an enclosed area with all kinds of parrots, parakeets, and other small birds. You can purchase seed sticks to feed the birds and they fly around and land on your stick and stay there and eat. It really is cool and Miguel had a blast! After we had done that and seen probably 20 animals as we dashed "Miguel style" through the zoo, it was time for some lunch. After lunch it was getting hot and late and Miguel told me it was time to ride the train. Of course, he also told me that his Mom always lets him get candy before they ride the train. I kind of figured that wasn't totally true but afterall it was his birthday. So, we went to the candy store and he picked out one of those candy neckaces. Here he is enjoying it on the train. Now, I know that he loves to ride the train but I found out how much he loves it because we rode it back and forth 4 times!
Just look at that smile!!
After that we came back to my house and we just spent some quality time playing. Popo came home shortly after and "the boys" enjoyed goofing off and Miguel enjoyed copying everything PoPo said and did and then giggling wildly about it. Pretty soon his Mom came to pick him up but it wasn't the end of the day because we all went out to dinner and then he came back over to open presents. As we were leaving the zoo he said, "this has been a good day but it's going to be great because I get to open presents after dinner!" He really enjoyed opening and playing with his gifts and he did enjoy his new camera but I have to say his favorite gift of the day was the transformer his Mom got him. He played with that thing off and on all day (mostly on)! After gifts, we had brownies and they were good. Miguel really enjoyed his. See for yourself.
Happy, happy 5th birthday to my sweet "little man!"
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Stamp sets: Eastern Blooms, Sanded (background), Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive marker, Tangerine Tango reinker, Chocolate chip
Accessories: Jumbo pewter eyelet, Chocolate Chip double stitched wide ribbon (it's so yummy!), tissue paper, glue stick, CropODile, blender pen
To do the faux silk we used the Old Olive Marker to color the stem, then we used the Tangerine Tango reinker and blender pen to color the blooms. After it dried, we crumpled up the tissue and then flatened out but not so much that we removed all the wrinkles. We then applied glue stick to the whisper white cardstock and gently laid the tissue on the whisper white. Again, we didn't smooth as you want the wrinkled effect of the silk. This project was well recieved by my customers. They loved the technique and the colors of this card!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Retired Sets for Sale (Please note some are retired this year and some from years past. If you need a picture of a set I have listed, please let me know and I’ll email it to you.)
Stamp set: Sale price:
Wild Rose $29.00
Big Pieces $25.00
Polka Dots and Paisley $14.00
Give Thanks $17.00
Festive Favorites $19.00
Eat Cake $20.00
All Through The Year $14.00
Bud Basics $13.00
Blossoms Abound $19.00
Background Basics $9.00
Sweet Shapes $20.00
Office Accoutrement $25.00
Amazing to Zany $36.00
It’s Your Birthday $25.00
Rough Edges Alphabet $16.00
Double Line Doodles $16.00
Dotted Autumn $12.00
Tags & More $12.00
A Light Heart (Heart Association stamp set) $10.00
Loving Hearts $12.00
Aged To Prefection $9.00
Something to Celebrate $14.00
Happy Birthday Greetings (background) $10.00
Stippled Celebrations $14.00
Flower Filled $15.00
Going Out in Style $12.00
Bundle Up $12.00
Perfect Petals $7.00
Mini Mates $15.00
Petite Backgrounds $7.00
Gently Falling $7.00
Flora & Fauna $14.00
A Merry Little Christmas $14.00
Fun Phrases $8.00
In The Wild $12.00
Letter Prints $11.00
Mini Messages $7.00
The Fine Print $7.00
Cool Cat $9.00
Bunny Hugs $9.00
Peace & Love $15.00
Cute as a Bug $9.00
Happy Harmony $7.00
Play on Words $11.00
Tiny Talk $9.00
Happy Hearts $10.00
Sweet Holidays $10.00
Natural Beauty $12.00
Background Sampler $9.00
Word by Word (background) $13.00
Off the Chart $16.00
Flaky Friends $18.00
Stippled Stencils $7.00
Doodle Alphabet $20.00
Alphadots (with matching numbers) $20.00
I have the following Uppercase Jumbo Monogram Alphabets for sale for $12.00 each:
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Brushed Silver
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 scallop punch, Rose Red prints paper, Versamark, Silver embossing powder, Sticky strip
I had so much fun with the faux metal technique! I will be doing a faux metal class soon!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
After the annual Stampin' Up! game show, my friend Linda won a stamp set. In fact, I think about half the people in our section won prizes this afternoon! Here's Linda with her stamp set.
Here's the truck driving in and then the confetti falling all around.
Here's a short video clip (it's my first time to put in a video, so I hope it works!)
Here are some pictures of some very happy demos with their new rubber.
Next, Shelli told us that UPS had purchased the stamp sets for us so of course we went wild with applause and cheering. Once we had quieted down she asked us through her tears to help her thank her staff for all their hard work this week which we were more than happy to do so.
After that it was time to say goodbye to friends I won't see for awhile. It was a heck of a day (and week) and as always I can't wait to return to Salt Lake City next year!
Thanks to everyone who has checked out my blog this week and left all the kind comments. I have so enjoyed sharing my convention experience with you. If you are a demo reading, I hope you will start planning now to attend convention next year. There's just nothing like it. If you aren't a demo, consider becoming one before next year so you too can join in on the fun and excitement!! Tomorrow I have a long travel day ahead of me so I'd best sign off and get some sleep!