Thursday, July 22, 2010

I was "Framed"....

Sounds like a newspaper title, so, guess what? I used our new Newsprint Designer Paper to create this beautiful frame and the best part....I only spent 1/2 hour on it, excluding finding the right photos and then printing them. It has a really urban feel to it, but there's a bit of a BoHo feeling to it also . I really like the musical note side along with the other side that features a world map. I have to tell you the picture just doesn't do the frame justice. It is totally WOW in person. By the way, those are photos of my children even though I don't feel old enough to have any that grown up yet. You simply have to check this new paper out!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Something other then a brown card-LOL

I just wanted to show you all that I really do cards that are NOT made with a brown card base. It's funny isn't it? I don't know about anyone else but I tend to use (wear) the same colors all of the time. I am giving myself a challenge to use a new color for the next 10 projects I do....I wish I could promise that with my clothes selection, but I just don't see that happening. That said, I do love these new colors of ours. And the stamps and accessories......WOO-HOO! If I could just find a way to incorporate those colors and goodies into my wardrobe, well, I'll be working on that. I used the "Presto" Designer Paper with chalks on this card and our new lace ribbon and a punch, of course!

Ice Cream Social was Yummy!

Thanks to all that dropped by! I was so happy to see the variations on the original make & take. It's always amazing to see how many different cards can come out of one template design. I am posting the original make & take for all to see, so feel free to CASE as you see fit.  I can see that I need to brush up on my photography skills when trying to capture the beauty of a card with bling. I used markers to color the flowers and stems, rhinestones for bling and, punches of course!  I also had a selection of samples using our new Newsprint Designer Series Paper....LOVE that paper! I'll be posting more of those pictures later. See you all soon! **I just realized that I use a lot of brown.....gotta change that up, especially since I have SO MANY new colors to choose from.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Computer Issues.....but it's finally here!

I finally am able to upload my card using our newest colors and Hostess Only set. (My computer is so slow I could run a marathon while it phases from one screen to another) However, I think this card turned out very well, I love the new colors! I used the Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso ink and our new Rhinestones! The Big Shot embossing folders make it SOOOO easy to add a touch of texture and of course, punches. I did spend some time hand cutting the flower out, probably not something I'd do too often. This card came together fairly fast, even with the extra cutting. I am going to devote some time to using our new Color Coach and trying some new color combos, I do tend to stick with the same schemes over & over. I do think the Early Espresso and Soft Suede are going to be my two new favorites, they really bring out the best in the other colors. You'll have to let me know what you're new favs are. Don't forget to stop by on the 17th of this month between 6-9 pm for a big Ice Cream Social event and check out the new colors for yourself.
I hope you come back to visit soon.

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Idea Book & Catalog is UNLEASHED!!!

WOW! I can't wait for all of you to get a look at the new catalog ( is simply WOW! Every year Stampin' Up! comes up with incredible new stamp sets and goodies for us to devour, but this year is over the top. As you probably know by now, we have had a complete (well, it seems like it) overhaul of our color families. So for the last 2 days I have been gathering the retired sets, accessories and grouping ink pads, reinkers and paper together for a gigantic sale at my ICE CREAM SOCIAL event. This FREE event is scheduled for July 17th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at my house, please call me for directions if you haven't been here before at 303-908-8504. Join us for free Ice Cream, yummy toppings, a gigantic sale, a fun make & take using the new colors with some new embellishments and party specials! Mark it on your calendar, July 17th, 6 to 9 p.m. at my house. I'm finishing up my inventory sorting today and will have a sample to post later today.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!