July 30, 2013

Conference Swap


Hi Stamping Friends.  I finally had lots of pictures to share from conference, and my computer died and was down for over a week!  Gee, I sure missed it.  It's finally fixed!!!  I did want to share the card I made for my WOW swap at conference.  (It's so much prettier in real life.)  The colors are coastal cabana, daffodil delight, bermuda bay, whisper white, and Quatrefancy Specialty paper.  The green flowers are made by stamping with the Flower Shop stamp on white craft ink onto vellum cardstock, and embossing with white embossing powder, then colored with reinkers and water.  Then they are punched with the pansy punch.  The yellow roses are made with the Simply Pressed Clay dyed with daffodil delight reinker.  They are also glittered with dazzling diamonds.  The ribbon is daffodil delight seam binding.  The leaves are cut out with the secret garden framelits, and the frame is used with the deco labels framelits.  The coastal cabana background is embossed with the stripes embossing folder.  Whew!  I made 25 of these, and actually didn't take as long as I thought they would.  I hope the recipients liked the card.

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July 23, 2013

2013 Stampin' Up! Conference

Me and JoAnn Marsch

The "Rock" at the Stampin' Up! office.

Our first day there when we got our cool backpacks.

My roomies ... Joan Cress, Mel Castro, me and JoAnn

Joan winning prize patrol.

We were able to participate in a service project making birthday gifts for children.

Just me!

Mel, Joan, me and JoAnn
Hi Stamping Friends.  I've been away in Salt Lake City at the Annual Stampin' Up! Conference, which celebrated it's 25th anniversary.  We had a blast!

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July 16, 2013

Cool Techniques

Embossed Kissing - colors are Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White.  Embossing folder is square lattice, and small butterfly punch.

Faux Cracked Glass -- Colors are Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, and Cajun Craze.  Made using torn painters tape and sponging.  Stamp sets are En Francois, Flowering Flourishes, and Label Love.
Hi Stamping Friends.  I'm very excited!  I will be going to the Stampin' Up! convention tomorrow, so I thought I better get my post done today!!!

Here are two more cards that we made in our technique club.  The top one is called Embossed Kissing and the bottom one is Faux Cracked Glass (the bottom one is also a CASE).

One of these days I hope to making videos again....then I will show these techniques.  Life sure can get in the way of stamping!!

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July 12, 2013

Timeless Faux Patina

Hi Stamping Friends.  This is one of the cards we made at Technique Club.  The technique for the background is called Faux Patina.  The embossing folder used is Beautifully Baroque.  The folder was inked with crumb cake and embossed using the Big Shot.  Then it was sponged with marina mist, always artichoke and early espresso.  Topped with a few "touches" of versamark, and sprinkled with a little gold embossing powder, and heat embossed.  That easy!

The stamp set is called Timeless Talk, stamped in early espresso, mounted on Island Indigo.

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July 11, 2013

Pefect Blend Thank You


Hi Stamping Friends.  This is one of those stamps sets I just really like.  It's great for coffee drinkers or soda drinkers.  The set is called Perfect Blend.  The colors of this card are early espresso, blushing bride, naturals white, island indigo, and soho subway designer paper.  The embossing folder is called alphabet press.

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July 08, 2013

Backyard Basics

Hi Stamping Friends.  I can't believe how much time passes between postings....sorry about that.  Do you ever have pieces of cardstock or stamped images just laying around?  That's how this card was created ... miscellaneous piece of stuff laying around my desk.  The colors are basic black, strawberry slush and wisteria wonder.  The stamp set is Backyard Basics, cut out with the coordinating framelits, which by the way, come in a bundle (bundle item #132729 Wood-Mount Bundle or #132728 Clear-Mount Bundle).  It's not real clear in the picture, but the flowers all are covered in crystal effects, which give them a 3-D look.  So much prettier in real life.

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July 02, 2013

Get FREE Designer Paper


Hi Stamping Friends.  Stampin' Up! has the best designer paper, and now if you buy 3 packs, you get one FREE. Offer Dates: July 1-31, 2013

Check them out!
130145 Birthday Basics
130131 Eastern Elegance
130129 Etcetera
126926 Modern Medley
129310 Gingham Garden
130138 I Am Me
131390 Afternoon Picnic
126902 Polka Dot Parade
130140 Soho Subway
130814 Epic Day This and That

130144 Venetian Romance
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