Wednesday, July 7, 2010

C.A.S.E. (Copy And Share Everything)

I just love all of the samples in the catalog! If you ever need inspiration, just open it up and start imagining what your project would look like using that idea! You can change the colors, the stamp set or both! Stampin' Up! encourages and inspires us by providing great reproducible projects! So have fun!
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I CASE'd the card on page 70 that uses the Fun & Fast Notes. I changed the colors to Pear Pizazz, Marine Mist & Daffodil Delight!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Printed Petals

We received this stamp set on the Cruise in May. I made this for our recent downline swap. The flower is embossed with Versamark and Black embossing powder and the smaller flowers are water colored with markers. This stamp set also coordinates well with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and the new Petite Petals Jumbo Wheel.
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Supplies used: Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Basic Black & Very Vanilla card stock; Versamark and Basic Black ink pads; Black embossing powder; Pear Pizazz, Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Baha Breeze and Rich Razzleberry markers; Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Jim!

Wow...it has been a couple of weeks since I have posted....it's been a crazy couple of weeks....
A good friend passed away and I was helping his wife (also a great friend) with whatever she needed. Barb how has to acclimate to a whole different lifestyle....please keep her in your prayers.

I was also busy with end of the fiscal year kinds of things...end of one catalog and transitioning to new catalog (which is fabulous!!) along with earning the Cruise to Alaska!!! Yep!!! I made it - and on my birthday to boot!! My daughter, Julie also earned the trip so we are excited!!!!

I have managed to get some (albeit limited) stamping time in. Today's project is the birthday card I made and sent to my son-in-law, Jim.

It features 2 new colors: Early Espresso (one of the new core colors), and Pear Pizazz (one of the
new beautiful In-Colors.


Supplies used: Early Espresso, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla card stock; Greenhouse Gala designer series paper; Friends Never Fade & Sincere Salutations stamp set; Early Espresso and Pear Pizazz Classic Ink; Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and the Sizzix Big Shot; Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon; sanding block.

I ran a piece of designer series paper through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then used the sanding block to distress the piece and allowing the embossing to pop some white through the design. I used the Rock & Roll technique on the flower image.