Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Color Challenge

It's Tuesday and Color Challenge day over at SCS. Today's colors to use are Soft Sky, Basic Black and Kraft. I used the Time Well Spent hostess set and a fun ribbon embellishment that I made from sraps of ribbon. It is hard to see in the photo, but I stamped small flowers as a background with White Craft ink on the basic black.

Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, White Craft, Soft Sky
Access: Aqua Painter, Ribbon Scraps, Paper Piercing Tool

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Challenge for N.M.B.S. Group

Challenge 01 - Bloom
I designed this card for the N.M.B.S. group's first challenge. Every Sunday a new challenge will be posted and this week it was a limited supplies challenge using flower stamps, black, white and one other color and bling for embellishment.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Passion
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Passion
Access: Black Gingham Ribbon, Pink Rhinestone Circle Brads, Stickles

You can go here to check out the group blog.

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp Sets List

Retiring Stampin' Up! Sets List
The list of the retiring stamp sets was released today from Stampin' Up!. Please check out the list here for alphabetical list OR here for catalog page number list. Remember that you only have a short time to get these before they are gone forever. So mark your calendars and plan now to attend my Summer Clearance Event on Saturday, June 21 at my home. Email me for directions and contact info. Come by anytime between noon and 5 pm to preview the new retiring stamp sets list, place orders, buy my previous years retired stamp sets (hundreds of sets available), and enjoy a free make & take project while sipping some cool lemonade. There will be prizes and lots of samples on display as well. I look forward to seeing you!

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

From Messy to...Clean!

Happy Sunday!
Today starts 7 days of dance recital week for me & my family. My daughter has been dancing since she was 4 and she is now 16! The one week in June when I am completely focused on the dance recital has now arrived. I am one of the many staff members at the dance studio which has about 1000 dancers. There are 3 casts, each with a technical rehearsal, dress rehearsal and 2 performances. My daughter also teaches 5 classes and has her own dances in tap, jazz and ballet on pointe that she will perform as well. I run the backstage area where all the dancers are pulled from their dressing rooms and lined up prior to going on stage.

Yesterday, in preparation for the busy week ahead, I cleared my stamping desk in my craft room from all the creative mess I had made while designing and stamping convention swaps. Here is the messy desk photo (I can't believe I am showing you this):

And here it is after I cleared and put away the ink pads, put the stamps back in the cases, punches in the bins and markers in the drawer:

Now that it is clean, I want to STAMP...oh yeah, I have to go work the dance recital.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Anniversary Sketch

Today I designed this card for my DH and for the Sketch Challenge over at SCS. I will give this card to him tonight when we go out to celebrate being married for 25 years. Today he surprised me with a day at the spa, manicure and pedicure and then tonight we will go out to dinner and a movie.
Okay, back to the card......I used my new set, Fresh Cuts to stamp the background and then the Together Forever set to stamp the details that are punched using various circle punches.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Together Forever, Hugs & Wishes
Paper: River Rock, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, River Rock, Blush Blossom
Access: River Rock Ribbon, Linen Thread, Antique Brass Brads
Tools: Circle Punches

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Blooming with Love

Happy Tuesday, and it is the color combination challenge over at SCS. I love the colors for today's challenge: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Real Red.
I designed this card for a convention swap that I have been working on. Since I had all the supplies out for stamping this design, all I had to do was to change the colors for today's challenge. The technique is paper piecing and it is perfect for the flower pots in this stamp set. If you are attending the SU! Convention, please do not use this card design.

Stamps: Blooming with Love
Paper: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Access: SU! Markers, Silver Brads, Blue Bayou Ribbon, Dimensional Adhesive
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, 1/16" Hole Punch

Leave a comment and let me know what you think, I love to read the comments from you.
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