Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
This week the challenge was to use any resist technique. When I think "resist", I automatically think of Crayon Resist.
I used the Crayon Resist on the card but made a matching gift bag to accompany it.
The card starts with a 3" x 3" piece of glossy cardstock. I stamped the flowers (from the retiring Bud Basics set) using Black StazOn ink. I used a white crayon to color in the areas where I want the ink to resist (stay white).
I then use sponge daubers, starting with the lightest color and working to the darkest. The colors I used on this card are Summer Sun, Only Orange and Pink Passion. After appying the color, I buff off any excess with a paper towel.
The card is finished with a Summer Sand band of cardstock. The edges are paper pierced and sponged with Only Orange ink. I stamped the sentiment (from Hugs & Wishes) in Basic Black ink and added two flowers (one from the Boho Blossom punch and a small Prima from my stash of contraband).
The gift bag is just a small white lunch bag stamped with various images in the same colors from the card. I punched two holes after folding the top over and threaded some Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon for a finishing touch.
I encourage you to click on the Blogger's Challenge icon on the right sidebar of my blog. There you will find all the links to my Blogger's Challenge buddies. Their creations are all amazing!!
Until tomorrow.....Happy Stamping everyone!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
My super stampin' rockin' friend, Robin Merriman, nominated me for this Kreativ Blogger award. Thanks Robin!!!! I look forward to meeting Robin in person at Convention to give her a big hug. We've been chattin' on the phone and via email. She is truly such a sweet person.
Now, it's my turn to nominate two people. I choose:
You can click on their names to check out their blogs. Congrats ladies!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Of course, all us demos have been speculating what this new product line could be.
I am thrilled to announce that Stampin' Up! will venture into the area of home decor. You see, we will be adding to our Definitely Decorative (i.e. larger images to stamp on walls and furniture) line. The new Decor Elements line will have vinyl wall decor. This is all the rage now!! I'm sure you've seen them in the "cool" catalogs and home decorating shows on TV. How cool is it to add a word, quote, image or a monogram to your wall? The best part is when you want to change it, it removes easily without any wall damage.
This is awesome for the apartment owner, a college dorm room or for those people who cringe at the idea of stenciling or painting. Imagine......no more white walls.....no more worry about having to fix a wall or cover something up when you need to move or your design taste changes.
This afternoon the demos will have a chance to view the brochure online with all the different choices. There are over 100 choices (in your choice of Chocolate or White). There is also one available in Kraft (beige).
My stamping friends (and new-to-be decorating gurus) can start ordering these beauties on July 1st!!!!
This is all new to me to, but if you have any questions about this new home decor line, please email me. I will answer any questions you may have!!!
I have Stamping Club to get ready for tomorrow. The project my club girls are making is WAY too cute!!! If you are interested in joining my Stamping Club, send me an email. It's a great way to slowly build your stamping supplies and earn hostess benefits without having to have a workshop in your home!!! Email me today to learn more!!!
Happy Stamping everyone!!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
One of the perks of being a mom is bragging about your kids, right? Well, I am proud to announce that my son is a MN ATA State Champion. He took 1st place in Sparring and 3rd place in Weapons!!! Way to go Chris!!!!
This is the card I made him to congratulate him on his amazing achievement. I am really hoping that the next Stampin' Up! catalog has a karate set in it. In the mean time, I found this adorable stamp at Hobby Lobby in Mankato, MN. Isn't it cute????? I just had to have it!!!!
Here are the "deets" on the card:
The base card is Basic Black. I used my Big Kick and a Cuttlebug embossing folder on a piece of Basic Gray cardstock. This is mounted on a slightly larger piece of Real Red cardstock.
I added a band of More Mustard cardstock (the same width as the Basic Gray layer). A length of narrow Whisper White grosgrain ribbon is wrapped around all layers before adhering to the base card.
The focal image is stamped with Black StazOn ink and colored in with SU markers. The image was cut with my Coluzzle and matted on a scallop circle cut with my Nestabilities.
The sentiment is from a retired Stampin' Up! set called Just So Sayings. I've been using this set a lot lately for my cards. I am glad that I decided to hold onto it!!! I stamped the sentiment using Black StazOn and punched it with my Large Oval punch. This is matted on a piece of Real Red cardstock punched with the Designer Label punch. I love this effect!!!
I am happy to report that Chris loved his card!!!
Way to go Chris!!! We are SO proud of you!!!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
There are quite a few sets that I am really sad to say bon voyage to: Peaceful Wishes, Circle of Friendship, Weathered, Print Pattern, Unfrogettable and so many more!!!
Click HERE to see the retired list in page number order
If you prefer the list in alphabetical order, click HERE.
These stamp sets will only be available until August 10, 2008.
If you would like to view the catalog online, click HERE.
If you would like to purchase some of the retired stamp sets before they are gone forever, I would be more than happy to take your order (as long as you live in the United States). Remember, I now accept Mastercard, Visa and Discover (as well as PayPal and personal checks).
Click HERE to email me your order!!! You will not be disappointed with my customer service!!
Happy Father's Day to all of the men in your life......
Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
This is our new puppy Dimples. Isn't she adorable?????
We picked her up on Friday, and she is adjusting to her new home quite nicely. She only woke up once Friday night with a barking fit. As per the breeder's orders, we left her to comfort herself and she was asleep within 7 minutes. Last night, she slept through the entire night and didn't make a mess in her crate.
She seems to be doing well with housebreaking. She is showing us clues when she needs to go out. So, as long as we're paying attention to those clues, she's been avoiding the carpet.
Chloe, our 8 year old Golden Retriever, is a little more apprehensive about her new sister. Sometimes she lets her get close, and sometimes she just wants to be by herself. It will be a long process, but hopefully, she will learn to love her too!!!
I got hit with a stomach bug yesterday, and I am still feeling some of the crampy effects today. I haven't had the energy to stamp at all this weekend. I will hopefully feel much better tomorrow!!!
Until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!!