Friday, May 21, 2010

My Father-in-Law

It has been a very tough week for our family. Last Friday was a very sad day, we had to say goodbye to my husband's father, Donald Welch, aka Grandpa to his grandchildren. He suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, May 11th and passed away Friday, May 14th.

We are all saddened by the sudden loss, and very grateful for all the thoughts and prayers offered up on his behalf and for our family during this difficult time from our many friends.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SC Color Challenge 17

I host the Wednesday Color Challenge over on Stampin' Connection, and this week it features one of the In Colors that will no longer be available after June 30th.

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Elements of Style, For All You Do
Paper: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry; Markers: Soft Suede, Old Olive
Access: Old Olive Brads, Hole Punch, Crushed Curry Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today. If you want to place an order for the retiring colors don't delay they are going fast. You can see the color renovation in this post.

Live, Laugh, Love and Stamp!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

SC Color Challenge

I host the Wednesday Color Challenge on Stampin' Connection, the online forum for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, each week and here is the card I created for this week's challenge. I am going to miss these colors when they retire at the end of June.

I love this set, I hope it gets to stay around another year. The Greenhouse Garden stamp set is a 2-step stamp set, meaning there are 2 stamps to create one finished image.

To stamp the flowers I inked the bold image and stamped off, then stamped the image onto the vanilla panel, this gives you a lighter color of the same ink. I then inked the second image (the lined image that fills in the center of the flower) and stamped with full ink onto the vanilla panel. This technique gives you the best color match for a 2-step stamping set.

Stamps: Greenhouse Garden, Three Little Words

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Dusty Durango
Access: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Gold Brads, Bermuda Bay Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

I love that you stopped by today and enjoy reading your comments, please leave one if you wish.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Messages for Mom

Here is a card I created for my downline swap in April. I just realized that I hadn't posted it and wanted to share with you before sending it to my mother for Mother's Day.

Stamps: Messages for Mom, Vintage Vogue
Paper: Tea Party DSP, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Pretty in Pink
Access: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Silver Brads, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today.

Live, Laugh, Love and STAMP!