Thursday, July 21, 2011

Artistic Etchings

I never really liked this stamp set.  Then I saw this amazing cards.  I love the background.  From what I can tell, the butterflies were stamped first, colored in, then masked. En Francais was stamped next then blue ink was lightly sponged to give a sky effect. What a beautiful card.  I wish I could give credit to the artist who created it.

Inspired by Nature

Here is another card from Convention.  It was on the display boards.  I liked the color combination and the little punched out flowers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Baby Bundle

I thought this was a lovely card.  It was on the display boards at Convention.  There are no names or directions posted.  I do know that is from the stamp set Baby Bundle.
At Convention, Stampin' Up! has a lot of display boards set up arranged with cards and other projects demonstrators have submitted through out the year.  They are arranged by color and there are thousands of cards displayed for inspiration.  Everyone takes lots of pictures to take home the fabulous ideas.  This year, my bee hive card was up there.  I was so proud!  This is the second year in a row i have had a card on display at Convention.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shelli Gardener

This is me with Shelli Gardener the co-founder and CEO of Stampin' Up!  I waited in line during lunch to have my picture taken with her and a brief chat.  Tracy, my roommate, decided to have lunch instead.  It was such a short line.  Who would have imagined I would wait for over an hour?  You probably are asking yourself if I have rocks in my head?  Let me explain. Shelli is such a down to earth person.  What you see is what she is.  She is one of the most gracious women I have ever met.  She does not hurry you at all when you are with her.  She places family first.  Her values are right on.  Yes, it was worth the wait!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer Solstice

I did not have a chance to use this as a swap.  I just got too busy!  This card features the new In-Color Wisteria Wonder.  The flowers were stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  Gotta love the Color Coach because I never would have used these colors together!

Summer Solstice
CS- Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories- Wisteria Wonder ribbon, Pearls, Framed Tulips embossing folder

Friday, July 15, 2011


I am in Salt Lake City at Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention.  This is my 8th Convention and  I have lots of great and special swaps to share with you when I get back Sunday night.  It is a wonderful experience and one that I look forward to each year.  I will share more with you later.  Until Sunday night!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Field Flowers

Although it may be difficult to see, I embossed the top half of the black paper using Perfect Polka Dots then embossed the bottom using Vintage Wallpaper.  Where the two meet  added a pearl on each side.  I am using this card as one of my swaps!

Field Flowers
CS- Pool Party, Black, Whisper White
Ink- Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Accessories- Embossing Folders: Perfect Polka Dot and Vintage Wallpaper

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Jill Olsen demonstrated how to make this kind of card on her blog.  It does not open like a regular card.  The Designer Series Paper is attached to a flap that lifts up and reveals a place for the message.

Stamp sets- Sincere Salutations, Posy Punch
CS- Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink- Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Accessories- Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Fancy Flower Punch

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Snow Much Fun 2

Here is another card made from the Stamp Set Snow Much Fun.  I cased the snowman from the new Idea Book and Catalog.  I loved the antiqued look of it then changed it to suit this layout.  The layout is from this week's Splitcoast Stampers' Card Sketch.  I find I can create more easily if I have a layout as a guideline.

Stamp Set- Snow Much Fun
Ink- Soft Suede
CS- Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade DSP, Confetti Cream
Accessories- Poppy Parade re-inker: Not Quite Navy, More Mustard watercolor crayons; Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Snow Much Fun 1

I have finally put most of my things away and now have a large space to stamp on.  I absolutely love my new space!!!  I have been making my swaps for Convention and this one is from the set Snow Much Fun ( I made 20 of these).  Stampin' Up! retired my favorite snowmen stamps so I was thrilled to see this one in the new catalog.  As a demonstrator I was able to pre-order it and could not wait to play.

Stamps- Snow Much Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink-Black Stazon
CS- Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories- Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Punches

Saturday, July 2, 2011

One of Fifty

I disliked the original picture so decided that I would change it out once my computer was repaired.  After I did that, I lost all of the previous posting!!!  Oh well......  I made this shadow box as my swap for the Dinner and Holiday Swap that is this Tuesday, July 12th at 7:00.  This is the first unofficial event of Stampin' Up!'s Convention in Salt Lake City for me.  We had to choose a holiday other than Christmas and make a card or 3-D project.  Most people will chose non-traditional holidays such as Dictionary Day (in October I believe) or Penguin Awareness Day (January 20th).  Since Halloween is my favorite non-religious holiday (I consider it a day of harmless fun), I chose it for my swap.