Friday, May 21, 2010

I think I died and went to heaven!!! I'm here for the weekend, Memories Manor Scrapbooking B&B in St Clair, Michigan. I'm with 9 of my Splitcoast Minglers and we are having a BALL!!!! I took this photo about 5pm this afternoon, isn't it wonderful?

And here we all are preparing to go in and unpack :)

I'll take more pictures over the weekend! This is a BLAST!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Technique and a Colour Challenge

I'm so excited to have found some mojo AND time to stamp today! Wow, life can be so hectic at times! Yesterday I fully intended to make a card using Holly's TLC273 "You've been Framed" which was to create a card using a frame. However, I had to take Sarah shopping for wedding shoes (don't ask!). Needless to say, we didn't get home until later than I expected and eventually the day ran away with me!

Anyway, luckily this morning, Betty had posted a Colour Challenge using our current In Colours, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango and a colour which will be carried over into our new Subtles collection, So Saffron. So I grabbed the bull by the horns and threw a card together!

I pulled out my Oval Scallop Die, made the frame with Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, punched out some flowers using the new trio punch set in the Summer Mini Catalogue, curled them up and glued them around the frame, then just very simply stamped the flowers from Watercolour Trio in the colour challenge colours. A little butterfly at the top popped onto dimensionals, and hey presto!

See you in 3 weeks, Kate!

Stamps : Watercolour Trio
Cardstock : Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink : Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, So Saffron
Accessories : Big Shot, Scallop Oval Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Friday, May 7, 2010

May Club Projects

Here are the 3 projects my Club ladies will be working on tonight. The jar is actually etched using a Stampin' Up alphabet die (Timeless Type Junior Sizzlits) which was cut out of contact vinyl and stuck onto the face of the jar. The etching cream was smeared over the letter and the result is this pretty 'monogram' jar. Very hard to photograph! The 2 cards are both using sets which have just become available in the SU mini catalogue. The graduation one has a 3"x3" envelope inside to put some dollar bills inside. I took a picture below so that you can see it.

Jar : Bashful Blue & Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain Ribbon, butterfly sizzlit
Flower Card : Watercolour Trio Stamp Set, Melon Mambo, White and Olive cardstock, Scallop Square Die & Big Shot
Graduation Card : Go Graduate Stamp Set, More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy cardstock along with Bravo Burgundy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and markers for the image.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Awash With Flowers

This is a new set from Stampin' Up called Awash with Flowers. It's going to be available in the new 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalogue in July. This is my first chance to play with it and I really like how it works. It's a 2-step stamp, so you stamp the flower first and then the outline. I rock n' rolled a couple of the flowers and sponged a bit for some dimension. I'm going to have fun playing with this set!

Stamps : Awash with Flowers, Thank You Kindly
Cardstock : Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink : Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Accessories : Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Sponge