Wednesday, July 8
So, second because of that I had a HUGE HUMONGOUS yard sale and still need to do another! This was just one lane of the sale, my entire yard, garage and shed were filled!
Thirdly, I had to go find someplace to live, and now I am purging and packing. I am leaving my awesome beautiful stamping area to fit all that I can take into a small armoire Can you all SAY awwww...yes I am depressed. I had to really purge my stamping stuff because I will not have one inch more than the armoire to store everything in our new place.
Hopefully it won't be too much longer....ok so it will be another month before I can get back to stamping....anyone need some stuff, or want to help me pack !LOL!
Friday, May 29
Hi Stampers! One thing about my Stampin' Up! craft area that I enjoy the most, is seeing all my supplies neat and orderly. Okay, so I am a little OCD but aren't we all! LOL.
But and this is a big BUT, I hate that when I put my punches into the storage unit I have that is made by a company called Stamp n Storage the labels are all upside down. Also, because I am on the older side of life it hurts my brain when I look at the upside down images and try to convert them to right side up so I know what they are! I decided today to remove all my labels!..... and here is how I did it. ENJOY!
Thursday, May 28
First, I love this NEW color called TIP TOP TAUPE! It is a little softer than Early Espresso but compliments it well. I think if you stamp off once it will match the ribbon more closely. The ribbon is definitely lighter than the ink as you can plainly see here on the card. The bottom section of the card is sponged in Tip Top Taupe, the flower image is stamped in Early Espresso and the Everything Eleanor swirl is stamped in TIP TOP TAUPE so you can see the different colors together. I think this is the first time in 10 years that I don't think the ink and ribbon match exactly, they compliment one another but are not the same intensity. Very off for Stampin' UP! That being said I still like it a lot!
The New ribbon is very light weight so here I teamed it up with our Satin Ribbon and it looks nice. I will be playing with this set called BEST THOUGHTS and see what other techniques I can use with it. I tried two today but they just didn't work with the image so I will be going back to my drawing board.
Have any of you got the NEW CATTY YET? Hmmmmm....I don't mean to be negative but it is "little", for sure. I mean 60 pages smaller....YIKES. I looked at an old 2006 one today and that thing had some meat to it! LOL! Anyway I will be interested to hear some chatter about image quality in the new catty as well as paper weight for the pages.
Enjoy your day!~hugs. STAMPIN' UP! BEST THOUGHTS, NEW 2015 Stampin' UP!, Stampin' UP! 2015 Catalog, TIP TOP TAUPE
Wednesday, May 20
Today's challenge is for PAPER PLUNGE...favorite retiring things PLEASE go try their challenge today with your favorite!
Tuesday, May 19
Wednesday, May 13
Tuesday, May 12
Friday, May 8
I will probably have a video tutorial for the box and card eventually, but for now I wanted to show how a card and box can be made "LACEY" using the Butterfly Thinlits! I used the same idea as the Lace Basket but with a different execution from a few years ago. I have made a new tutorial too, using the Butterfly instead of the Doily Die. ~Enjoy your weekend!
PAPER PLUNGE~May Flowers
CITY CRAFTERS~ Lace and Mom
Thursday, April 30
Wednesday, April 29
Stampin Royalty, Freshly Made and Color Throw Down
This card is a wow but easy to make once you have your design.....the petals are colored easily in less than 30 seconds by sponging a 3"x4" piece of cards in Pear Pizzaz, Soft Sky, And Blushing Bride, then punch out all the petals in less than 3 minutes. Use a toothpick to add tombo and place on your card. Then add centers in So Saffron..... This is .really quick and makes a Class Friendky card class.
Tuesday, April 28
Monday, April 27
tutorial so I am reprinting it here for you to buy this year. It is smaller than a standard card due to the bulk of the ribbon but it goes lovely with the tutu or baby onesie card template too. You can see both when you click the links! Enjoy.
Friday, April 24
Wednesday, April 15
Class last night was a success!!!! Even when my girls were hesitant because the cards they were about to make looked so intricate, they plugged on.
They began slowly by doing a little sponging, and eventually each additional element caused their excitement to soar, and they were thrilled to see the cards come together with POPS of color and richness right before their eyes. So take a peek!
Monday, April 13
The trees in this card are retired that is why I am not doing this card in class, but you can substitute another set for the same effect.~Enjoy!