Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Challenge!

Head over to Stamping links to love and participate in the challenge!  Please do NOT leave links here!  Post ALL links on SLTL....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Never before seen stamp sale

Never before has Stampin' Up! offered a discount on brand-new stamp sets!
From August 11-September 30, enjoy a 15% discount on select brand-new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary!

Item # Page # Description Regular Price Promotional Price
111690 32 Snow Swirled $24.95 $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $23.95 $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $24.95 $21.21
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $21.95 $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $18.95 $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $18.95 $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $29.95 $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $22.95 $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $40.95 $34.81
109381 23 Felicidades Siempre* $17.95 $15.26

*From Celebrando Creatividad

Monday, August 18, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Christmas Card revisited!

OK, here's the second take on our Christmas cards! Let me know what you think! Thanks to the great ladies over at SplitCoast Stampers for all their input!
Let me know which you like better!

Glitter tip

Do not allow your 5 yr old daughter near the pile of glitter on your table when she is glitter obsessed! She WILL gently blow across the pile and spread glitter EVERYWHERE! LOL

FUN Christmas card making!

Last night a bunch of us got together to work on our Christmas cards for this year. We had SO much fun! And learned new things about each other AND met new people! It was really fun!
This is Nana Laurie and Grandma Ann! Mrs. Laurie has been stamping for a while, but her mom, Grandma Ann, is new to stamping. She's catching on SUPER quick! She made some BEAUTIFUL cards AND learned a couple new techniques!
And THIS is Jenn and Suzie! Suzie is another one who's new to stamping! We were SO excited to help all the new stampers learn new things!

We were also joined by Meg, Shanna, and Mrs. Julie! Thanks everyone for coming! I look forward to seeing you in October to finish it up!

Finished product!

Well, for the FIRST change, I cut the mats down to 1"x1" This is what I came up with! I LOVE it, but someone suggested another minor change, so I'm off to try it and I'll report back when I'm done! ;)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Christmas card help!

Ugh! Well, in my HEAD this worked out MUCH better! LOL But when executed, it doesn't fit! HELP!
So, what would you do??!! LOL I'm worried that if I cut the red mats any smaller, it won't look the same. Oh and if you can't tell in this pic, the tree is covered in red glitter.


Lookie what I got!

YEAH! Look what my convention buddy got me!It's a Stampin' Up Tote! It's HUGE! As you can see I put my 12x12 trimmer in there and it's about halfway up! Also, note the 8.5x11 cardstock, most of the way in. Oh and the SIX inkpads in the front pocket! I can't find enough thing to put in it! I LOVE it! Thank you Talisa!

Oh and for those wondering, a convention buddy is someone who is going to convention who is willing to pick up a goody or 2 for some poor unfortunate soul who isn't lucky enough to go!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Always birthday

I like the way this one turned out!  This was actually a rushed card made in about 20 minutes before running out the door!  It was for Michael's uncle, who I know, but not well enough to make a card for!  LOL  I saw my Creamy Caramel paper sitting next to the Bordering Blue and liked the way it looked, so I started there.  The colors are Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, Creamy Caramel, and Ruby Red.  I stamped the bird in Chocolate Chip craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then colored the details in with my Ruby Red marker and inked the edges with Ruby Red.  I thought that layer needed a little more color, so I sponged on a bit more Ruby Red.  That was then matted on the Creamy Caramel.  I distressed the edges with my distressing tool and matted that on the Bordering Blue and distressed those edges too!  Next, I added the hemp twine.  I took 3 lengths and knotted them in the middle.  I then wrapped the ends around the card and secured them.  The image was then added on top with dimensionals.  I also added a sentiment inside (I didn't like the way it looked on the outside) using Warm Words (currently on the dormant list - available for purchase, but not in the catalog) with Ruby Red ink.  I distressed the edges of that as well and inked it in Bordering Blue.
Enjoy and I hope to have more for you soon!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

For our troops!

I made this for my mother to use here -  I hope she likes it!

Uses the Free and the Brave stamp set from Stampin' Up!  Colors are Real Red, Brilliant Blue, and Whisper White.  All letters, stars and the heart are all popped up.