Sunday, March 30, 2008

More Stamping!!

Since it absolutely YUCKY outside, and I feel absolutely YUCKY, I stamped MORE today!!! On April 12, my upline is hosting a virtual downline meeting, since we are all spread all over the world. We're supposed to make samples with Riot of Petals background stamp and Essence of Love from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Well, here are my samples...

Stamp Set: Riot of Petals
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Basic Black Textured, Whisper White
Accessories: Sterling Silver Embossing Powder, Pretties Kit (flower), Clear Button, Silver Beads Duo
Punch: 1" Circle
Card Size: 4 1/2" square
This was inspired by SeattleStamper's LSC161 Flower card.

Stamp Set: Essence of Love
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red (left only)
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red/Wild Wasabi, Watercolor (right only)
Accessories: Real Red Stampin' Write Marker, Real Red Striped grosgrain/Kraft Taffeta ribbon, Real Red eyelets (left only), Crop-A-Dile (to set eyelets on the left and to tie the stay put bow on the right), Stampin' Dimensionals, Water bottle (right only)
Card Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2... cut paper in 1/2 long ways to get the top fold
Technique Note: Both images were made by inking the stamp with Wild Wasabi, and then coloring the flowers with a Real Red Stampin' Write marker. The image on the left was directly stamped on Whisper White paper. The image on the right was spritzer with water prior to stamping the image on watercolor paper.
These were inspired by sparklegirl's WT 159 Thinking of You card.

The last item I have for you is one part of a 3-part 3D swap that I'm doing for the Milwaukee Regionals. This is a bookmark that has all of the important Stampin' Up! dates for my fellow demos to keep close at hand. Hope they like it, because boy oh boy was it time consuming to put all those dates together!!

No Stamps or Ink
Paper: River Rock, Ginger Blossom DSP, Western Sky DSP, Le Jardin DSP
Accessories: Silver Hodgepodge Hardware ribbon slide
Ribbon: Groovy Guava Double-Stitched grosgrain, Real Red Striped grosgrain, Whisper White Taffeta
Punch: Slot

3x3 Swaps for Milwaukee Regional

Here are two of the 3 swaps that I'm doing for the 3x3 swap that I'm hosting... there are still a couple more spots open if you're interested. I just realized that they only stamps I used were the sentiments... hmmm.... I guess I'm going to have to fix that for my last set of 3x3's...

Stamp Set: Short & Sweet
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pretty in Pink Textured, Chocolate Chip, Berry Bliss DSP
Accessories: Chunky Glitter, Tombo MonoMulti (to adhere the chunky glitter)
Punches: Scallop Circle, Round Tab
Card Size: 3" square
**Thanks again, Glenda, for showing me glitter can be fun!! She's on the bus with me to Regionals, so I, of course, made an extra one for her.**

Stamp Set: Fundamental Phrases
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Blue Bayou Textured, River Rock, Soft Sky, Western Sky DSP
Accessory: Theater Ribbon Originals (brown velvet ribbon)
Punches: Large Star, Small Star, Spiral
Card Size: 3" square
**This layout was from Janice's Stampahowlics gathering make and take (seen HERE). I made some changes less girlie changes, but you can see the card sketch there. This is just an example of how you can use swaps and other received cards to make your own. Of course, I made an extra for Janice, since she provided me the inspiration.

I've got the stupid cold that's going around right now, so the stamping is going slowly. Stay tuned for one more set of 3x3's, one set of card fronts, and a set of 3D swaps for organized swaps that I'm in. I'm going to try to make a few more swaps for the "floor", but we'll see if I have time... Until then...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Belated Happy Easter

Happy Belated Easter!!! I didn't want to ruin the surprise for those who received the Easter card above, but the day has passed, so now I can post...
Stamp Set: A Good Egg
Ink: Jet Black StazOn
Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Soft Sky Prints DSP
Accessories: Love & Happiness Chocolate Chip Rub-Ons, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Ballet Blue) , Pink Chunky Glitter, Sherbet Ribbon Originals, Coluzzle Cutter Kit
Punches: Corner Rounder and 1/16" Circle - to make the scalloped edge

Here are 3 of the Save the Date cards that were sent out for my upcoming wedding.... They were VERY involved, and I'm REALLY re-thinking the design of the actual invitations to something a tad more simple. There are pre-made pocket invitations that Archiver's sells that I'm thinking about using... the only issue is that they only come in shimmery paper, which I'm not really sold on completely. Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Guess What I Just Did!

My friend, Lori, has been bugging me for almost a year now to sign up as a Cookie Lee consultant, and Friday I finally did it!!! Of course I made a blog for it, so when you're thinking of some *bling*, check out "Just Add Bling". See that pretty pink ring below?? Well, I got it for signing up this month!!!!!!!! Yeah, buddy - FREE stuff!!! In any event, I'm stalking the UPS man for BOTH a Stampin' Up! order AND my new Cookie Lee stuff!!!


Ok, so more news... I actually *did* stamp this weekend... I made Easter cards with that ADORABLE chicken from the A Good Egg stamp set. Be looking for the photos of those this week...
But that wasn't all the coloring I did this weekend... we painted! We painted one of the spare bedrooms Mercer Blue (a blue-gray color... not like Bordering Blue or Brocade Blue, but I think I could make it if I poured the Brocade Blue, Not Quite Navy, and Ballet Blue re-inkers together - well, maybe not... LOVE IT!). But that's NOT all... we also painted the wall behind the TV in the family room a Close to Cocoa color.
Well, it's dinner time, so I'd better get going... enjoy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Free Wheeling Promotion!

New Promotion!!! From March 18 - April 30, when you buy a stamp set, you get the coordinating wheel for FREE. Check out the FLYER here.
Item Number Description Price
112848 Wonderful You bundle
Includes Wonderful You stamp set and free Stems & Silhouettes jumbo wheel
$33.95
112851 Life's a Breeze bundle
Includes Life's a Breeze stamp set and free Something Fishy jumbo wheel
$29.95
112850 Pun Fun bundle
Includes Pun Fun stamp set and free Sweet Stars jumbo wheel
$30.95
112847 Year after Year bundle
Includes Year after Year stamp set and free See You Around jumbo wheel
$30.95
112849 Stitched Exotics bundle
Includes Stitched Exotics stamp set and free It's Beautiful jumbo wheel
$33.95
112853 Enjoy Every Moment bundle
Includes Enjoy Every Moment stamp set and free Daisy Dash jumbo wheel
$29.95

Don't forget, those are ALSO the dates for the EXTRA $25 in hostess benefits with a $350 show (see that FLYER here)... you REALLY want to get on my calendar now!

And lest you forget about the Wild Wasabi card stock offer... check out that FLYER here.

And you have just ONE MORE WEEK to Sale-A-Brate... FREE STAMPS - Brochure HERE!!!!!

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