Saturday, April 24, 2010
I needed 12 swap cards for a mini MI Mingle tomorrow, and of course I left them right to the last minute ... so it's now 2am and I'm leaving for Royal Oak at at 8.30am!!! I think I ought to get to bed then! This is a sneak peak at a new SU set which will be available in the Summer Mini on May 1st, "Bouquet Bunch".
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Stamps : Thoughtful Friend, Posy Party
Ink : Rose Red, Old Olive
Cardstock : WW, Rose Red
Accessories : Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Builder Wheel, Scallop Edge Punch, Reinker and Blender Pen
Monday, April 19, 2010
Here's a close up of some Crystal Effects and Chunky Glitter.
I hope this card cheers you up, Carter!
Stamps : Sweet Scoops, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink : Bermuda Bay, Creamy Caramel, Choc Chip
Cardstock : WW, Bermuda Bay
Accessories : Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Edge and Scallop Corner Punches, Crystal Effects & Chunky Glitter.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This one is by Tiffany (who still managed to make it pretty even after Heide stole her 'perfectly cut' scallop edge!!!!).
And here's Cathy's. I love the paper on this one:
And what about this for a first attempt at rubber stamping AND Copic marker colouring. The girl did good!!! I hope he liked it Becky!
Magnetic Message Boards
5x7 Galvanized Steel Step Flashing Roof Tiles, Corner Chomper (Crop o Dile), Magnet, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper, SU ribbons and embellishments.
Happy Birthday Card
Stamps : Fast & Fun Notes
Ink : Not Quite Navy, Memento Black
Cardstock : Basic Gray, NQN, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Accessories : Copic Markers, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Birthday Builder Wheel
Friday, April 9, 2010
First off, the bottle is glass, so if you have a tile floor you'll have to be extra careful! Secondly, I can't quite figure out why Stampin' Up would introduce something (manufactured and labelled by a different company) which competes directly with another SU product. In the Holiday mini, we all fell in love with the Shimmer Paints. They are truly a GREAT addition to your supplies. In fact, they were so popular, that when the mini retired, SU announced they would continue to sell the paints! One of the things I, and many other SU customers, did was to make a shimmer spritz using rubbing alcohol and the shimmer paint. This works like a charm, I love it! So I'm asking myself, why introduce Smooch Spritz which is, essentially, the same thing.
Here's a quick photo of my scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. I liberally sprayed all 4 spritzes onto the cardstock. I just wanted to see how it sprayed, and what sort of coverage you can expect. The biggest problem for me is the big splotches. Now, if you love splotches, then go and buy it NOW, it loves to splotch!
Smooch Spritz is $4.95/bottle and today I have used the yellow one to experiment with. So the first thing I did was spray a scrap piece of paper (pic above) where I probably pumped it 4 or 5 times, and the 2nd thing I did was spray it over a stencil to see how that turned out. On the stencil, I did probably pum about 8/9 times. So 2 small experiments and almost half the bottle is gone. So that's warning #1 ~ for $4.95, this is NOT going to last very long.
Moving onto the stencil. In order to get good coverage, you have to spray liberally. When you do this, you wet the cardstock which then curls. When the cardstock curls, some of the wet paint seeps under the edges. Not a great look. I did use a pale colour, but I don't really like how this turned out. It's not awful, but when you look at the comparison with the exact same stencil using a sponge and Old Olive ink, I think you'll see the deficiencies of the spray.
Something positive? I think I would follow the lead of some of the samples on the Stampin' Up website and in the catalogue and maybe just use one quick shot of this on the corner of a page, or card. It could just add a nice touch of vintage whimsy, but then again, wouldn't I just use my shimmer paint spray for that? You decide!
The flowers were just coloured with a blender pen and reinker. Easy peasy!
Stamps : Elements of Style
Cardstock : Whisper White, Old Olive, Hey Presto DSP
Ink : Old Olive, StazOn Black
Accessories : Sponge, Blender Pen, Reinker, Dimensionals
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Firstly, this is 'Sweet Scoops' which is a really cute set featuring ice cream! I decided to use Pink Pirouette alongside Pretty in Pink as very soon, these 2 pinks will be Core Colours within the Stampin' Up Collections. Yay!
Here's a close-up of the ice-cream cone. I think you could make a cute 'Neopolitan' ice cream card with chocolate, strawberry and vanilla cones. I may try that next :)
Stamps : Sweet Scoops
Cardstock : Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette
Ink : Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel
Accessories : Swiss Dots Embossing Folder & Big Shot
And here's a Clean & Simple card using the new set 'Bouquet Bunch'.
Stamps : Bouquet Bunch
Cardstock : WW, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Ink : Basic Black
Accessories : SU Markers, Fleurettes II, Pink Corduroy Buttons
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Here's a quick summary of the changes:
4 Colour Collections of 10 colours each. Brights, Subtles, Regals and Neutrals
I am very excited about this new set of Colour Collections and we all have the next 3 months to decide how to incorporate these colours into our hoard, or which retiring colours to stock up on so there's no need to panic or get too concerned. Let me know if you have any questions you'd like answered.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Stamps : Friends 24-7
Cardstock : Kraft, Real Red, Basic Gray, Kraft
Ink : Basic Gray
Accessories : Elegant Trio stencils, sponge, champagne mist shimmer paint, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, white gel pen
Friday, April 2, 2010
Stamps : Happy Moments
Cardstock : Welcome Neighbour Paper Pack, Pretty in Pink
Ink : Basic Black
Accessories : Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I'm excited to try this out so if you live in the Farmington Hills area of Michigan and fancy joining me, leave me a comment and I'll send you the details.