Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bring back mulberry paper

I love this set, Nature's Nest. I thought the feather was begging to be done in rich colors, and when I found an old piece of mulberry paper, the plan came together! I ran the Bermuda Bay card stock thru the big shot with a texture plate- it is very subtle- too subtle if you ask me. Then I layered Soft Suede and Very Vanilla. The Thanks is hand written and fits in the word window perfectly! (I have trouble finding stamps that will fit in the word window punch). Thanks for looking, now I am going to work on the turtle in the set which is what I set out to do and got a little distracted!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Love it!

I put this card together super quick. The stamp was something I found in the craft room- not even sure from whence it came! The ink is the new Crushed Curry in the Stampin'Up! in color collection. It is a great color.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Medallion stamp again

I have been in the craft room all day! I told you I loved this medallion stamp- and here it is featured on a card stamped in Soft Suede on a Cool Caribbean background. The greeting is stamped on Very Vanilla. The finishing touch is the satin ribbon tied in a neat knot! I am really sad that of all the great ribbon Stampin'Up! has, there is no colored satin ribbon. Any one know a good source?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back to school!

I think I am different from other moms- I like it when my kids go back to school. I don't consider myself a mother that dotes all over my boys. I do think they are great, funny, smart, well behaved kids (most of the time). Summer has been really busy. I made sure the boys were well enough involved that they were not bored and hanging around the house begging for stuff. It was up to me to get them to and from the fun activities which means I spent most of my summer behind the wheel. I think they enjoyed their activities, I know they weren't ready to go back to school, but I sure was. Now I get to do some of the things I enjoy with out leaving in the middle to go pick someone up! Please don't get me wrong, I am not complaining- just stating a fact- boys and their mothers need some time apart! I just got this medallion stamp from Stampin'Up! and I love it! This is simply stamped on the card front and then a second stamped on a scrap of paper in Soft Suede and cut out. The greeting is framed with the top note punch. The satin ribbon is faboo- got to find some more of that!
Now that the guys are back to school, I am looking forward to more stamping- join me!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Frances does it again!

This is a copy of the beautiful card Frances showed me the other day. The paper is 12x4, and the butterflies are stamped on the crease then cut out on the inside of the crease. You can see how it works on the open to inside shot. The paper on the inside is SU's new decorative paper which leaves a great space for journaling or adding a greeting. I got excited about getting this one in the mail and wrote on it before I took the picture.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

10 Years with Stampin'Up!

Today I received my 10 year anniversary pen from Stampin'Up! (complete with two little diamonds!) I knew I had been with them for a long time, but 10 years is huge!

I started doing SU when I went to a demonstration with a friend, and she said "you could do that"- and she was right. Stamping and paper play are my favorite things to do. I started off with a bang and did demonstrations all the time. People loved the product and the concept. After several years, my enthusiasm petered a little, and it became increasingly harder to get out of the house at night with sports, school functions and David traveling. I decided to quit doing demonstrations outside of my home and host a workshop at my house. This was so much easier for me, and I think my customers liked it too. As I celebrate my 10 years selling SU, I reflect on the friend I have made, the things I have learned, and the importance of hanging in there!

If you are a stamping friend of mine, THANK YOU for supporting me in this business. If you are curious about stamping or joining the fun we have at workshops, ( or therapy as some refer to it!) then just let me know and I will get you going!