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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Experimenting with a NEW COLOR!

Weekends are for stamping, and I have stamped so much my back is killing me!

But enough complaining!

I pass by an old farm house with an enormous Azalea bush in front of it with gorgeous deep pink blossoms each day on my way to work. I have been wanting to create something with those same colors all week. I have also been thinking about the new sheet of Early Espresso that's been sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks!

I also used the Smooch Spritz in Log Cabin. It's interesting how the different colors seems so totally different in all ways. The Log Cabin seems to float in the air for a few seconds before settling on the paper. One spritz is almost too much! On the other hand I have used the Vanilla on three projects and almost 1/3 of the bottle is gone! But it's so pretty it's hard to stop after one spray :)

Here is my creation made with preview products from the new Stampin' Up Mini and Color Renovation samples. I used Mellow Moss and old olive on the leaves and think I will truly miss the Mellow Moss when it's gone! As for the ribbon the Chocolate Chip looks good, but if I had it in Satin I would have used that instead, for a more vintage look.


My Mini-Catalog Preview

I finally put one of my new stamp sets from the upcoming mini to use and created a page for Emma's Scrapbook.

Stampin' Up is running a customer special during the month of May, in celebration of National Scrapbooking Month. If you purchase one of nine qualifying Stampin' Up Stamp sets:
Extreme Elements #115181 $26.95
Framed with Love #114389 $27.95
Certified #113706 $27.95
Circle Circus #115708 $28.95
Elements of Style #118611 $27.95/$19.95
Rough Type #118659 $26.95/$18.95
Sentimental Journey #118513 $23.95/17.95
First Day #118521 #23.95/$17.95

You qualify for a free tin of Designer Brads:
Flower Brads #112579
Filigree Brads #112577
Circle Brads #112571
Star Brads #112572

In addition, all of my May hostesses will be entered into a drawing for a 'free' package of the new "In Colors" card stock from the new Idea Book and Catalog that will be released this summer!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Case-ing Cindy...

Cindyrae sent me a gorgeous birthday card...and I needed one for a friend today - so I cased hers...I changed it slightly and added some Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer. This stuff is really 'kewly'! Now I just need to figure out what to do with the Log Cabin color I just got in too...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday's Technique

Did you know there are various types of flowers that you can create using your large punches? The top flower was made using the Large Fancy Flower Punch by Stampin' Up. Saturating the flowers in water, drying them slightly, assembling and then rubbing the edges against an ink pad.

The bottom one was made by punching 6 scallop circles, crumpling them up, assembling them using a fancy brad, and then arranging the layers until satisfied. Join me for my studio nights to try one yourself! Call or email me for more information.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mommy and Me Big Shot Class

Get ready for Mother's Day and join me on Sunday May 2nd, for a Mommy and Me Big Shot Class. Children and their guest "Mommy" will be making a Build-A-Bear Magnetic Play Set, and a set of Cupcake Cards with a coordinating mini pizza box - complete with a Gel-Pen, later Moms can make their own coordinating Mother's Day card and gift package.

Contact me if you're interested in joining us on that date, or booking a Build-A-Bear Playset Workshop for your next Children's Birthday Party!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Weekend Away!

I have been way behind on my scrapbooks...about 5 years or so! lol This past weekend I came across this favorite photo of a weekend Rick and I spent on the Cape. I can't remember which lighthouse we were at, but the Twisted Teas were great that day!

Baby Layout!

One of my favorite pics - finally on an album page!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday's Lunchbox Note

I'm off to work very early this morning and I won't be seeing Emma off to the bus, so I made her this lunchbox note. It was case'd from last September's issue of Stampin' Success Magazine. I hope it makes her smile when she reads it!


Card Stock: Old Olive, Real Red, Pretty In Pink, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, So Saffron.

Embellishments: Red Brads and Hugs Notes from the current Mini.

Ink: Real Red

Punches: 1 3/8' Circle, 1/2' Circle, Scallop Edge

I hope everyone had a great Easter. I will post pics of my last minute Easter projects later, when I can find the camera cable without waking everyone up.

I think I just brewed the world's weakest pot of coffee - off to make more. Have a great Monday Bloggy Friends!