Tuesday, August 31, 2010

God Bless You

I have been waiting for a great set to use for religious Easter cards (no cutesy bunnies or ducks) and SU has created it! Crosses of Hope (page 68 of the Idea Book and Catalogue) will be perfect for Easter, as well as Sympathy cards.
The card base is Very Vanilla, edged with the Scallop Trim border punch. I embossed the Crumb Cake with Elegant Lines embossing folder and added a strip of the new Designer Series paper Blueberry Crisp.
thanks for stopping by! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a BIG announcement!

You're "tea-rific"

I created this card using the set Morning Cup (page 60 in the Idea Book and Catalogue) and the matching wheel, Take a Sip. I used Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake. I sponged the edges with crumb cake as well.
I like how it looks like a tea bag. This set has so many cute possibilities!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Greeting Card Kids

I was at a crop yesterday and borrowed this stamp set called Greeting Card Kids (page 36 in the Idea Book and Catalogue). Anyone who knows me well knows I don't like line art stamps because i don't really like water colouring. I think that is because I was not using water colour paper. I stamped these images using black Staz On on water colour paper, and look how well they turned out! What a huge difference! I am very happy with them, and I think this stamp set is on my next order!
(oh, one of the reasons that I like this set so much is that the girl on the pumpkin looks just like my mom did when she was a girl!)
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Versamark Resist Tutorial

I tried to be productive today. My table looks like a hurrican blew through. I tried several times to come up with a great design using this leaf set, French Foliage. After about 8 hours or so, I finally put this together.
I love the Versamark Resist technique for the background. I just wasn't sure what to do with the rest of the card. So this is what me, my husband and my neighbour voted on.They didn't see it with the popped up leaf, but it HAS to have a popped up leaf.
So, what does everyone think? I need to make this 24 times, for 24 demonstrators, so I want to make sure it's good.

Versamark Technique in Three Easy Steps
You will need:
-glossy card stock
-versamrk pad
-ink pad
-your favourite stamp set

Cut Glossy card stock to the size you want.
Ink your stamp with the Versamark pad and stamp randomly on the glossy card stock.
Run your brayer in your ink, and brayer over the versamark images. The darker you go, the more the images pop.

I hope you will try this technique!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A card from Carolyn

I received this very pretty card from Carolyn Rideout from Newfoundland. It is actually mounted on a white card, but the white would not show up in the scan. The flower is stamped on vellum, and mounted over white card stock. It is very pretty.
I really like getting cards in the mail. It makes me realize I need to send out more cards.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Playing with new stuff!

I love Hallowe'en, and I really like the new stuff in the Holiday Mini (available September 1)! For this card, I used the Spider Web embossing folder then I took the new distressing tool (page 195) and sanded it so the white shows through. I used the Wicked Fun DSP (page172) and the candelabra is from the new set Dark and Dreary. I topped it off with black jewels. These are also in the Holiday Mini. For a finishing touch, I took the spritzer tool (page 195) and Rich Razzleberry marker and spritzed over the image.
I still have openings for hostesses in August...where you can earn an extra 35.00 in hostess benefits! Send me an email and we can pick your date!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

More Convention Photos

This post is for Tyler, who I think still reads my blog, but if not, maybe Maureen or Rachel can direct him here? :)
See these next 2 photos? The ones with the guys in them? Those are demonstrators. Sure, the first one, Spencer, he works at Stampin'Up, but he's also a demonstrator.
The second photo...that's Kevin. He's been a demonstrator for 15 years. See all that bling on his lanyard? Those are pins from past conventions, leadership, promotions, etc...that's a lot of bling. Also, Kevin's son is now a demonstrator, too.
And finally, that's Max. Yep, he's a dog. His human is a demonstrator and she comes to every convention with Max. He's the most photographed male in the place!

So, Tyler, if you want to come to convention with me next year, and be treated like a GOD, (as the male demonstators are), then let's talk! I've got a starter kit with your name on it! :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Found inspiration on Julie's blog

While I was blogsurfing, I visited my friend Julie's blog, and she has posted this totally gorgeous Christmas card made with the Level 2 hostess set and paper we got at Convention. Her card totally inspired me!
HERE's her card.
Here's mine.
As you can see, it's not exactly the same. But her card completely inspired me to make this card. I LOVE that paper, and it is available in the Holiday Mini catalogue, available to customers September 1st. If you want to be able to view this mini and pre-order from it, why not join my Stamps Around Town team? Being a demonstrator has lots of benefits, including pre-ordering!