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Friday, May 21, 2010

May Sunday Scrappers Projects

Happy Friday Stampers!
Here's a sneak peak at what my Sunday Scrappers will be working on this Sunday! We're moving off the page and are doing some 3D projects and a card to match!

Maybe it's the fact that I'm still giddy about our upcoming trip to Maui, but I am in love with everything on pages 26-27 from the Summer Mini!! All the coordinating Tropical products just speak to me. My customers have expressed their love as well, so we get to play with them this month! Here is our card, using the Tropical Party stamp set, Island Oasis Designer Series Paper, Old Olive Cardstock and Ink, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise and Pumkpin Pie inks, the Top Note Big Shot Die and the Warm Words stamp set. I'll let my customers choose their sentiment from several that I have on Sunday, to personalize it, just for them. :)
In my May workshops, I used the Top Note die and the 3x5 celophane bag as the baggies for my door prizes, and they were a hit! Sooo, here's a class on how to make them! Here we used the Island Oasis DSP again, the Top note die and Whisper White grosgrain ribbon. I designed the bag to open without getting destroyed AND it's reusable! I'm super excited to share this one on Sunday!

My favorite project by far! I learned how to do this from several tutorials on the Stampin' Up Demonstrator message boards (THANK YOU LADIES!!), and I wanted to share it with my customers! We should almost call this class a Top Note Die class, since we'll be using it three different ways!
I hope you enjoy! Go get inky!!

May Worskhop Projects

Hi Stampers!
How are YOU celebrating National Scrapbooking Month? Oddly, I'm celebrating by doing everything but scrapbooking! LOL! Check out the projects from my latest May workshops!

My May hostess LOVED the cute little bag in the Summer Mini, so I tweaked it and made it my own. This uses Brilliant Blue Cardstock and Ink (retiring), Real Red Ink, Red Gingham Ribbon, our 3x5" celophane bags, the large star punch and the new July Fourth stamp set in the Summer Mini!
Of COURSE we made a card to match! This was also tweaked from the Summer Mini featured card. Same supplies, but we also added Kraft cardstock for the card (soon to be called Crumb Cake, YUM!), Whisper White Craft Ink, and the Large Oval punch.

I simply adore the King of the Grill stamp set in the new Summer Mini catalog! This image just makes me giggle. This card uses Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Brocade Blue (retiring) cardstock, SU Marvelous Markers, and the brand new Smooch Spritz in Log Cabin and Vanilla Shimmer. Also used was Brocade Blue ribbon (retiring), Chocolate Chip Ink and the Modern Label Punch.
We had so much fun!! Here's hoping you can join us in the near future, or are at least inspired to get inky!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Has it really been over a month since I last posted? My goodness, how time flies.
Things have been super busy at home and with "the real world", and it saddens me that I haven't had dedicated time in the Scrap room like I would like. The launch of a new Mini catalog, the Color Renovation and the upcoming new Idea Book and Catalog for Stampin' Up definitely has us demonstrators busy busy bees, and we can't wait to show you some of our new goodies. :) I'll be posting some projects for upcoming workshops and classes in the next day or two, so stay tuned!
Now, on to the goodies for today! I FINALLY made it back into my Scrap space to get inky (;D) making Mother's Day cards for my mom and Mother in Law. Both cards were inspired by the fantastical Michelle Zindorf at I hope to one day be half as awesome as she is....
This is my card for my mom. She loves the water and birds, and I've always wanted to try the Reflection technique, so I went for it! I used SU glossy cardstock, a brayer, and stamps from Branch Out (retired) and Wonderful Favorites to create this card.

I love EVERYTHING in the new Summer Mini catalog!! My absolute favorite is the Tropical Party stamp set, featured here, along with Well Scripted from the Occasions Mini. I also used glossy cardstock here - I find my best brayering results with glossy - NEW Pacific Point cardstock, and Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue and Night of Navy inks for brayering and sponging. The black is Stayzon ink, dried with a heat tool to save time. I finished it up with the photo corners punch and silver brads. We're going to Maui in September with my in-laws, so I think she'll love the thought behind the card. :)
Hope you enjoy! I'll be back to posting regularly very soon! I promise!!