Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beautiful Wings

I can't believe that it took me so long but I finally ordered the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  It cuts out 5 different butterflies all at once.  It's a must have if you loves butterflies as much as I do.  I layered the 2 largest butterflies 3 times on my layered Wild Wasabi card stock.  I also used the En Fracais background stamp with whisper white ink.  It's a pretty quick card to make and the color combinations are endless.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Emboss Resist

Here's another new In Color.  It's called Island Indigo.  It's soooo pretty!  We did the emboss resist using the flowers from the Inspired by Nature stamp set.  Then we used my new color spritzer with the island indigo marker and added these little splatters all over my background.  Cleaned my flower back off and then sponges the Indigo over one side of my card stock.  I was pretty happy with how it came out.  The spritzer takes a little practice but gives a nice touch if you just wanted to add a little color for texture.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bleaching technique

I thought I'd share a card that we made last night at Card Club.  We did the bleaching technique with this flower from the Fifth Avenue stamp set.  We first embossed it in black and then used our aqua painters to color it in with bleach.  I almost couldn't stand to have the bleach in the room because it's so strong so I only put a little bit into a sweet treat cup and everyone shared.  I'm sure that we wouldn't have lasted long in my enclosed scrap room if I had more then that laying out.  We used the new Calypso Coral card stock by Stampin Up!.  At first I didn't think that I was too crazy about this color and now I have no more card stock left.  It's moved right up to being one of my favorites.

All supplies used:
Stamps-fifth avenue floral
Paper-Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Tools-black embossing powder, 1 1/8 circle punch, embossing folder, corner rounder, bleach

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Demonstrator Special for July

 During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!
Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.
As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2 Spots Left

My July Card Club is planned for Monday night (the 18th) and I have 2 spots left.  If I have any more takers, please let me know by Friday.  See you then.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Rockin Birthday Card

My nephew Andru is 13 so I had to think of something that would be more for a teenage boy.  This now retired stamp (Extreme Guitar) seemed to be perfect.  I still can't believe that they got rid of these great single stamps. 
Supplies used:
Paper-daffodil delight, basic black, whisper white
Ink-basic black, daffodil delight
Stamp set-Extreme Guitar
Accessories-silver foil smooch spritz, iridescent ice embossing powder, non su metallic paper

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A birthday card with my new favorite In color (Pool Party)

I just had to use the new pool party card stock since my niece Emma will be having a pool party for her 7th birthday this coming Saturday.  I know that she will have no idea what the name of the paper is nor will she care.  I just needed any excuse to use it.  
 Supplies used:
Paper-pool party, melon mambo, pear pizazz, whisper white
Ink-basic black
Stamps set-swirls & curls versus
accessories-embroidery floss, glass glitter, SU markers in pool party and pink pirouette, crystal affects, scallop border punch

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Card Club night for the summer

Happy July everyone!!!  I had a great day today at the beach with my sister and all of our kids.  It was 96 degrees here today and it was so relaxing.  I figured that I would post our new and next card club date.  For this month I will be having our regular card club on a Monday night.  I know that our weekends are so busy with BBQ's and parties so Monday seems to work better.  I'm planning on having our next get together on July 18th at 7pm.  If you plan on attending please let me know. 

Happy Stamping!