Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dreaming about Sunny Days

Yes, today I have to dream because after looking outside we're getting ready to take measurements for building an ark. Ok, maybe that's a slight exageration, but not by much! The tv is talking about possible flooding in our area. We live 'downriver'. I think that should have told us something when we were purchasing a house. Oh well, we were young and very naive way back then. After having a flooded basement on way too many occasions, we just aren't so naive anymore.
And speaking about raining, it sure is causing everything to green up wonderfully outside. The tulips and narcissus we have are open and the peonies are about a foot high. And of course, the grass is growing like mad! So that means the roar of lawn mowers and the smell of fresh cut grass in the future. So this stamp came to mind today for several reasons. With Father's Day coming up in about 6 weeks, it's time to think of cards for class that are masculine. I've done 2 different ones today, but don't think this one is making the cut for class. So that means I can share it with you now instead of waiting.
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: And Many Mower, and Sanded
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Bashful Blue, Ruby Red, and Basic Black
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Ruby Red, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Basic Gray
Accessories: Ant. Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Twill Tape, Linen Thread, Aqua Painter, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Sponge Quarters, and Dimensionals
Hope you're having nicer weather than we are here. Run outside and enjoy it for me.
Happy stamping,

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Been busy, busy, busy!

What an absolutely crazy couple of days I've been having! Whew! Hopefully things have settled down to a dull roar around here. The most funnest thing happening was my birthday yesterday. And no, I'm not telling you how old I am. If you go by how old I think, I'm still somewhere around 35. If you go by how I feel and how much energy I have, oh my! I think my age is somewhere around 75! Except I know ladies in their 70's and 80's that have much more energy than I do. Guess I need to work on that! Anyway, it has been fun around here. Friday was a workshop with Angela, Monday was my terrific Hostess Club, Tuesday lunch with Anita, and Tuesday night went out to dinner with my family. Wow, I still feel full from all that eating! How can I ever explain to my kids that having them around is better than any other present in the world! I really love to spend time with them, and really enjoy their silliness. I have to tell you though, my daughter got me a darling outfit for summer. She really has impeccable taste in clothes and picked out a jacket that was this gorgeous coral/pink color. Just beautiful! I'll be wearing it at convention, and feeling like a million bucks!

Anyway, let's get on with the show and tell! Angela wanted a card for Mother's Day, so this is what the ladies made. I purposely left the front with no words, but the ladies had a choice of sentiments for the inside, depending on whether they wanted something for mother or not. Several chose the "not" and went with birthday and friends sentiments. This card style is very versatile and could be used for many different occasions. I love the colors of the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. So many different cardstock colors blend so nicely with it and each gives such a different look. If you haven't gotten this paper yet, you really should give it a try.

All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sweet Stems
Cardstock: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, and Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Basic Black pad, and Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, and Certainly Celery markers
Accessories: Big Shot and Pennants Die (for larger scallop circle), Scallop Circle Punch, Rose Red Stitched Ribbon, and Dimensionals.
This card really is easy to make because all the work is done for you by the DSP. Such pretty prints to choose from, and they all co-ordinate so well together!

Angela also wanted the ladies to make a baby card that could be used for a shower or new baby. This would even work nicely for a baby announcement. I chose uni-sex colors so everyone could use it. And of course, I had to use one of the 'free' Under $10 stamps from the promotion SU! has going on right now. For any $40 you spend in the Occasions Mini Catalog, you get to choose one of the Under $10 stamps on the last page of the main catalog! What a bargain!! If you'd like to get in on this sale, I can help you place your order, or you can go to the button on the right side of this page, and you can place the order yourself. It's very easy. Give it a try!
Back to the card information now... All stamps and materials by SU! of course!!
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, and Beautiful Baby
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, and Whisper White
Inks: Lovely Lilac, and Barely Banana
Accessories: Large Grommet, Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals
The background of the card was stamped with the smaller star stamp with Barely Banana ink on the same color cardstock. I wanted the words and larger star to really show up, so instead of sticking with the Almost Amethyst ink, I went darker with the Lovely Lilac. I think they show up nicely, and stay with the blue/lilac color. Using the grommet was new to me, so it took a little while to figure out the best way to use it. All in all, I really like the looks of this card as a welcome to a new baby. Hope you like it too!
Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Little More Coloring

I'm still having fun with the watercoloring. This sample was done earlier then touched up again. Seems llike I have trouble leaving them alone once they're done. Or maybe they're never done!
I had some of this Walk in the Park DSP and thought it would go well with this cupcake that I had colored. I really like the print and pink/blue combo on the card.
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Wagon Full of Fun and Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: Brocade Blue, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Watercolor Paper, and Walk In The Park Designer Series Paper
Ink: Brocade Blue, and Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Eyelet Border Punch, Trio Flower Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Rich Regals Mini Brads, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, and Dimensionals.
I find it very interesting that sometimes a print that has two colors in it (Baja Breeze and Basic Gray) can be used with a different color (Brocade Blue) cardstock and look like they're the same color. What a trick of the eye or the brain. Hmmmm. This is part of what makes this whole coloring aspect fun. You never know just what you're going to learn every day. It's always a surprise!
Hope you're having a terrific weekend. Enjoy the the time away from work and get outside to play and do a little yardwork.
Happy stamping,

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Watercoloring Fun

Oh, I just have to tell you how much fun I had yesterday! My downline Janine and I both have birthdays this month, so we thought we'd get together and stamp and then have lunch. I've never been to Noodles & Company before, but do they ever have scrumptious food! Mmm-mmm good! That part was fun. But the best part of the day was learning at the feet of greatness! I'd asked Janine to help me with my watercoloring - the shading and highlighting of images that she does so wonderfully. It was really eye-opening to see what colors get put together for shading. I would have never guessed!

I was so excited about what I'd done, that I came home and worked on making cards that did justice to my work! Woo Hoo!! I know I'm not truly proficient yet, and need to practice alot! But it was fun to see this image come to life under my fingers. Gee, I'm not excited much about this, am I? LOL
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A Kind Word and Great Friend
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Pacific Point, and Shimmery White
Ink: Stazon Jet Black and Pacific Point ink pads and Basic Black Marker to ink one word on the stamp
Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Word
Window Punch, Flower Trio Punch, Rich Regals Mini Brads, Big Shot with SU! Backgrounds 1 Texture Plates, Sponge quarter, and Dimensionals

So this is the first one. What do you think? Is there hope for me??? I'm still super excited just looking at it! It's funny when you're coloring away, each layer of color jumps out at you and looks way too intense. Looking over it now, I think there are areas that could stand a touch more color to define some of the shading areas. How interesting.

Now on to the second image I worked on. This is from the same set, and I thought the kittens were so cute. I found out it's much harder to watercolor and shade dark, tiny areas like the kittens. I wanted a gray cat like my Smokey, and it's almost impossible for me to shade the gray. Another lesson learned. Also, there is no pink in the coloring, but after putting about 50 colors up against this image, it seemed that the Pretty in Pink worked better than anything else. So I guess you don't always need to layer with colors already part of the image. Another lesson learned. What an informative day!

All stamps and materials by SU!

Stamps: A Kind Word, Sanded, Sprinkles, and Sweet Little Sentiments

Cardstock: Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Barely Banana

Ink: Stazon Jet Black, So Saffron, and Craft White

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Slit Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge quarter, and Dimensionals

Well, that's it for today. I really hope you liked these cards I've shared with you. Please feel free to give me any input on them that you have. I'll only learn by critiques of others - that's how I learn what needs improving. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

And thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Soft Summer

I've been doing some coloring with the Soft Summer set lately. I think it's one of the nicest new stamp sets that SU! has added to it's line-up lately. And for some odd reason, I'm totally hooked on the berries. Just what is it about them that appeals to me, I'm not sure. But I do, and that means I tend to grab it to stamp on a regular basis.
This is the latest creation, but probably not the last. This time I made a 4 1/2" square card to change things up a bit. I really like the new 'Walk In The Park' Designer Series Paper. This print especially makes a great background for so many projects.
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Soft Summer
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Whisper White cs and Walk In The Park DSP
Ink: Basic Gray, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Slot Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Aqua Painter, and Dimensionals.
I just love these colors together. They really look like spring to me, because these soft plums and green look just like the colors growing in our flowerbed right now. Isn't spring awesome? I feel so invigorated and alive when I see the new sprouting leaves on the bushes and the flowers popping up outside. It even smells fresh and new out there after the rain showers we've been having.
Both yesterday and today I was blessed to see rainbows. How absolutely fabulous! If it has to rain, (and it has alot lately) at least give me a rainbow! It just makes my day special. Hope you're having a special day too!
Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Misty Monday

It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is....actually he's out of town. And I don't usually call him 'the old man' either! But the 'raining and pouring' part is right. I guess two out of three isn't too bad. It really is gray and rainy outside and it seems to be effecting me. Just can't seem to make decisions on two of the cards I've been working on today. Maybe because everything is wet, my creativity has turned a little soggy too! I've been working on a couple of cards, but nothing strikes me as fabulous yet. So maybe today I'll just share the last week's class projects that I forgot to finish sharing with you.

This card was really fun to make and it should be fun to receive too! Wouldn't this little faux purse brighten your day? And think of all the different reasons to send this card - Mother's Day, birthday, thinking of you, and just about any time you'd need a feminine card. If you change the colors and DSP, what little girl or teen wouldn't love this?
There was very little stamping on this card, but plenty of extras going on to keep this from being boring. I love how many different ideas are showing up using the Top Note Bigz Die. It's so versatile and just plain fun to use!

All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Pretty Petals and Elegant Cheer
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, and Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Pretties Kit, White Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, and Mini Glue Dots
It's too bad that the picture doesn't really show of the lovely background stamp on the pink layer. It really adds a nice feminine touch to the card. And then the flower and half pearl from the Pretties Kit really set off the clasp of the faux purse.

Lately I've noticed people adding such nice and unexpected touches to the inside of their cards. One of the ladies here took the outer edge of the
Top Note Bigz Die and used it on the inside of her

card. What a cute accent - either side! I just loved the idea and got one out of the trash and put it on my card. Thanks for the idea!! I'll have to start giving the inside of my cards a bit more thought. I usually add something to the words on the inside, but now it will need to be 'kicked up a notch'!

Thanks for visiting. I'd love to hear your ideas on who you'd like to send this card to. If you make one yourself, please send me your link so I can admire it!

Here's hoping for sunshine tomorrow...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Happy Sunday

What an interesting weekend it has been so far. Yesterday I met friends for breakfast at Panera's to discuss plans for a Mary Martha Tea next month at church. The breakfast was delish and we got many of the plans discussed and decided. The tea should be lovely with yummy home-cooked fancy tea sandwiches and desserts and hand-made decorations. This is going to be a bit of work, but it should be so worth it when it all comes together. I'll keep you posted as we move along.
Then in the afternoon, I was scheduled for a beginner class on using Copic Markers. I thought it would be a breeze, but boy was I wrong! They are so different than anything else I've ever used, that it was a real challenge to get the blending done properly. Of course, I had to purchase a 'few' colors so I could practice what I learned before I forgot everything! Only trouble was, the store was out of the Memento ink I needed for stamping. Big bummer! I went to two more stores, but neither of them had it either. How frustrating!! Arrrrgh! I keep telling myself that this will all be worth it when I can get the correct ink, practice, practice, and practice some more, and then get good enough with these that I can color like I see others do. We'll see....
Anyway, I do have a card to share with you today. This was colored my normal way of using ink and my AquaPainter. Frankly, I love coloring and just want to get better at any and all types. I hope you enjoy this offering and inspired to try some watercoloring too. This gorgeous new stamp set called Soft Summer is in the Occasions Mini and just begs to be colored. Since in has both the outline and solid images, there are many ways you can actually color. I'll be working on a few more ideas for this (if I can put down my AquaPainter and try something else!!)
All materials and stamps by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Soft Summer
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Close To Cocoa, Sahara Sand
Accessories: AquaPainter, Oval Coluzzle, Rich Regals Mini Brads, Photo Corner Punch, and Piercing Tool
I usually haven't added shading to the outside of my images, but this one really needed it. It was just too white and the shading popped the image up from the background. For such a little work, the finished piece is so much the better for it. I debated with myself about using glitter, but decided I preferred the simple understated elegance without any bling. Hope you like it. If you use this idea but go for the bling, let me know. I'd really like to see what you do with it!
Happy stamping,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Class Favorites

Well, classes are over for this month. I think they went well and everyone seemed to enjoy the projects. Now it's time to share the projects with you too. From the comments I heard, the two
cards I'm sharing with you today were the favorites. Hope you like them too.
This first one was patterned after a card I saw at the London Regional. I changed the DSP and cardstock colors to fit more what I like and voila! A lovely mother's day card or you could change up the sentiment and use for whatever you need.
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White cardstock, Pink Pirouette Patterns DSP
Ink: Gold Encore with Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Key Tag Punch, Five Petal Flower Punch, Flower Trio Punch. Flower Fusion Too, Gold Mini Brad, Pretty in Pink Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Heat Tool, and Dimensionals
I really like how all the different accessories come together to make such a sweet card. When I think of mother's day cards, I always envision ribbons, lace and flowers. This one covers all the bases, doesn't it? And think how pretty this could be made up into a wedding card? Hmmm.. I think maybe I should do a couple up while that thought is rolling around in my brain! If you know me, you know my brain is like a sieve and I'll probably forget the idea in the next ten minutes if I don't do it right away! LOL
But on to the next one before I get carried away and don't finish up here! I've seen cards similar to this on several blogs lately, so of course I had to sit down and make my version. This is another that is simply gorgeous in person! I love the texture from the embossing with the delicacy of the vellum and organza ribbon. Just lovely! I gave everyone the option of either wedding or birthday words for inside the card. Either way, I think it would be well appreciated.
Again all materials and stamps by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Oval All
Paper: Lavender Lace and Cardstock Vellum
Ink: Lovely Lilac and Lavender Lace
Accessories: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Impressions Die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Crafters Tool Kit, Organza Ribbon, and Dimensionals.
In reality, it's surprising how quick this card is to make because it looks so special. I'm so glad SU! is coming out with these new tools. The scallop oval punch is in the new Occasions Mini Catalog. It fits so well with the oval punch, so you have just enough space to add dots or piercing to dress it up if you like. The Manhattan Flower Impressions Die is in the regular catalog along with dozens of other dies we carry that are wonderful for adding just that special accent to your cards or scrapbook pages. If you've got the right tools, you can accomplish anything. And I can help you get any of the stamps and tools you see me use. You can contact me to place an order, or go directly to the button on the right side of this page and place your order online. No hassle and super quick.
Well, that's it for today. It's beautiful outside and I have errands to run. Gotta get me some of that sunshine!
Happy stampin'

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Where, oh where is spring?

It's been awhile since I've been back here, what with Easter and all the services leading up to it, taxes, and then classes this week. Whew, it's been busy around here. Hope your Easter was wonderful and you enjoyed the time with family. Mine was great - family is all fine and the food was scrumptious and filling. And the taxes were all mailed yesterday. Classes started last night. So I think we're on track finally. At least for now anyway! Now comes the problem. Here it is, the middle of April. Ladies coming in last night for class all said it was sleeting outside. That's just a small step away from snow - horrors! I shudder to even speak the word! When are we going to get a bona fide spring? I really need to know! There have been too many false promises that I'm leary of believing the weatherman any more. Maybe it's time for a new one if this one can't deliver the goods. Time to revolt - no more weather channel for me until it truly is warm again! Who's with me on this? It's time to take a stand!

So since we still have awful weather, I thought it appropriate to post one more winter themed project. This 8x8 scrap page was one of the projects we made at the London Regional I was lucky enough to attend. Isn't this a cute page? And the colors are perfect for the cold winter weather.
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Ruby Bed, Bashful Blue
Ink: Pacific Point Classic Ink, Old Olive and Whisper White Craft Inks
Accessories: Metal Edge Tag, VersaMarker pen, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Mini Libraary Clips, Crafters Tool Kit, On Board Timeless Type Chipboard Letters, Dimensionals, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, and 3/4" Circle Punch

I hope you can see on this picture how we used the 3/4" Circle Punch on the left side of the page. It was a very subtle play on the metal edge circle tag with the snowflake. And can you see where the snowflake was outlined with the VersaMarker pen? I was surprised at how much that showed up after it dried. And the little arrow on the left came from the inside of the W.
So many little touches really make up a cute page. SU! really outdid themselves with this page in my opinion. Hope this gives you some ideas for all those winter pictures you have stashed away. Guess I need to go through my own stash and find a pic for this page and actually get a page done! Naw, that would mess up my unfinished page streak!
Happy stamping and stay warm,

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sticking with a Good Thing

Since I had so much fun with my new set 'Good Friend' yesterday, and since it was still sitting right there center front on my table, I figured I wasn't done with it just yet and got to work. The sun was shining today and it looked more like spring outside (even though it's still very cold). So out came the Soft Subtle colors to give the card a more spring-like look. After 2 days of snowing in April, I assumed mother nature needed a little help getting into the swing of spring. And I'm always willing to help matters like that along.
So here we are - ta da! There were a few extra touches used on this card that made it a little specialer. I guess that would be more special to any English teachers out there. Anyway....
All stamps and materials are by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Good Friend
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Eyelet Border Punch (on the Regal Rose corners), 1/2" Circle Punch, Crafters Tool Kit, Silver Mini Brads, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Button Bouquet, Mini Glue Dot, and Certainly Celery Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon.
Did you notice that I'm getting better at stamping the skinny stems on the flowers? Not a single double stem. Yeah! Practice always makes better - not sure about perfect!
I like how the rhinestone brad attaches right through the button. It draws attention to the flowers and adds a little bling too. I debated about doing all 5 flowers, but that was really overkill.
Maybe this afternoon I'll get started on that big bird stamp in the set. That is, after I run some errands and get to hear the birds singing outside to get me in the mood.
Happy stamping,
Enjoy the sunshine while you can!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Found a new Good Friend

That's right - my new set, Good Friend, is going to be just that. I played with the set earlier today and had so much fun. And surprisingly, I never even used the main stamp of the set and that was the real reason I purchased it in the first place. Go figure. I'll have to get to that cute big bird later on. Right now I was focusing on the really retro flowers that are part of this cool set. Isn't this card fun? It's not too involved,
but all the little touches
come together to make me smile. I hope you enjoy it too!
All stamps and materials by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Good Friend
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point Pads, and Chocolate Chip Marker
Accessories: Sponge Quarters, Ticket Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Crafters Tool Kit, Chocolate Chip Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, and Dimensionals.

Did you notice the faux stitching up in the right corner? You get so much extra texture and visual appeal with that added touch. Sometimes 'white space' is needed, sometimes it's just too much. I thought this card was on the 'too much' side of the equation and needed a little something. What's your verdict?

BTW, just a little hint for you. See the extra 'stem' alongside the center one? Oh yeah, that's a big oops. I redid the image 3 times and finally gave up and left it there. Please be very careful not to push the stamp down too hard. This caused the rubber to bend over and get the edge stamped too. This is something I really need to work on. Those super skinny stamps need a much lighter touch than the rest.

Happy stamping,
Stay warm (it's been snowing again)!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I don't like taxes!

Most of today was spent working on my paperwork for taxes. How horrid! Did I mention I don't like doing (or paying!) taxes? It seems like such a monumental waste of time. Of course, if I was organized - which I definitely am NOT - I would have it all sorted, posted, and compiled months ago. Hmmm. I bet you're one of those organized neat freaks that always intimidate me and make me feel so scattered. And I can hear you laughing at me right now. I bet you're thinking "She should be smart this year and stay on top of it". Of course the paperwork always ends up in one big file folder and multiplies when I'm not paying attention. Then I have to organize and sort through it all the following year! When will I ever learn??? BTW, did I mention how much I hate taxes?

Ok, I need to calm down. Yes, have a little Pepsi and chocolate. (Jan Tink's taught me well that you really do need chocolate when you're stressed!) I've been stamping with the Cheep Talk set lately. It's such a cute set and I love the words that are a part of it. They just fit so well. I did learn something important while stamping this week. It is very important to stamp on a hard surface. This card was stamped away from home and the table was sort of cushy. I tried a couple time to get the leaves to stamp well, but they didn't. Since this was the only set I brought with me to use, I decided to go ahead with the card anyway. Now that it's finished, it sort of looks like highlights on the leaves. Oh well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
All materials and stamps by Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Cheep Talk
Paper: So Saffron, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss Textured, and Whisper White cardstocks
Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive, So Saffron
Accessories: Summer Sun Corduroy Button, Linen Thread, Small Oval Punch, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit, Mini Glue Dots, and Snail Adhesive.
Have fun stamping and stop by again,

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I've had enough...

I'm quitting.

Ha! Fooled you! It's April 1st and there's no way I want to quit. I just love stamping way too much to even consider quitting at this point in time. Maybe when I'm old and gray. Oops, that fits me already! Oh well, never mind. I'm not going to quit just yet and that's all there is to it! So there!
I was invited by a lady at church to come and stamp with some other ladies last night. I had such a good time being creative with others, but having no pressures put on me to be a 'demonstrator'. Last night I got to be just one of the gals. What fun!
There's been this idea floating through my brain lately to do this card. My order of this cute little bird set came in the other day, so I just had to take it with me last night. You know, always take the new toys to play with! Isn't that what you'd do?
I know Sale-a-bration finished last night and I need to move on to the Spring Occasions Mini, but I just had to use this adorable Delicate Dots DSP one last time! I'm glad I have extra of the Delicate Dots DSP available in my private stash. I'm sure it will come in handy for all kinds of cards and scrapbook pages in the future. Anyway, if you have left-overs you want to use, here's the ingredient list:
All materials and images are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Cheep Talk
Papers: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Bashful Blue Pad, and Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Markers
Accessories: Apricot Appeal Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge quarter, Mini Glue Dot, and Dimensionals
While stamping last night, I was inspired to try another bolder style with this set. I love the way it turned out, but I can't show you just yet. That card will be part of the up-coming classes in April and I don't want to spoil the surprise! If you're in the area and looking for some fun classes to try, get in contact with me and I'll get you all the information you need.
Happy stampin!