Monday, June 28, 2010

I am learning some new techniques using a brayer. I have had this tool on my desk for ever and never really use it. But thanks to Michelle Zindorf I am trying to get creative with the brayer. She is the Queen of backgrounds. Her work leaves me in awe. I am excited that she shares her talent so freely with others.
I will try to improve my brayer skills and hopefully someday be kind of good at it. Here is my first work of art. I used the Brayer to do the background and also to put colour on the embossed piece. I am starting to realize the potential of this little tool. :)
Happy Stamping on a rainey Monday.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Well the end of the Stampin' Up! year is upon us, and a new and wonderfully fabulous NEW catalogue is on it's way.
I had to be away at the beginning of last week and a couple of very kind people looked after my 11 year old. So I made them some of my famous Chocolate chip cookies. I wanted them to look as good as they taste. (the secret is Ghirardelli chips)
I used my Big Shot for this project. I love that machine!! I cut the tags and flowers using the tag and island flowers die. The thank you and flower border are from a new level one hostess set.

I used Daffodil delight on one tag (a new core colour) and Baja Breeze for the other along with some pretty new designer series paper. I can't wait to get some of the cool new things we have in store for everyone. On Canada Day I will post a list of my personal must haves.

This is what the cookies looked like before they were gifted. They were appreciated and I love to be able to put that extra special touch on a thank you!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you stop by often.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Posted by PicasaThis is a sneak peek at one of the fabulous new hostess sets from the upcoming IB&C. It is available July 1st with a 200.00 order. Book a party and reap the rewards. :)
I found this technique on someones blog. When I find the blog I will give a link and credit to the original creator. This is super easy and beautiful. First you ink up the stamp with versa mark ink. Then I applied Bashful Blue with the stamp pad and added the artichoke and concord crush with the markers. Stamped it and embossed the image in clear ep. Super pretty. I also used the new embossing folder (Vintage Wallpaper) I love this look.
I am thrilled that Stampin'Up! has come out with so many beautiful vintage inspired sets.
You are going to love the embellishments as well.
I should according to Canada Post have Catalogues in my hand tomorrow. It is the best IB&C in years. Totally love it.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

This was a card I did at a recent workshop. We used the Generation stamping technique using the new Watercolour Trio set. This set is a new must have. I don't always go for flower sets even though I love flowers. Weird I know.
This card uses items from the new Summer Mini and it is awesome. New sets, smooch Spritz (love it!) and the new texture folder.
If you are in Canada and would like a mini. Let me know and I will pop one in the mail for you.

Happy stamping.
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Monday, June 07, 2010

Happy Monday. I have been experiencing internet difficulties most of the day. I decided that this month I would showcase some retiring sets. This is the one I am saddest about. I love this set. It is amazing for watercolouring. It is called Bloomin'Beautiful. Here I used so saffron, pretty in pink and bashful blue. I also used a floral brad, I have had these forever and never even craked the seal. I decided I needed to stop hoarding and use all the stuff in my craft room.
I love this card. It turned out so pretty and feminine. I used the colour combo of Perfect Plum and Pale plum ( I will truely miss this colour) with just a touch of Bashful Blue. The wheel I used here is Bella's Border (112476) is retiring as well. I love how this card turned out. I found the sketch for it here

Keep checking the links in the blog post below. It is updated as to which accessories are sold out. The colours are selling out fast.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Last Chance Stamp Sets

Last Chance Decore Elements

Last Chance Accessories

It is June 1st, and time to say GOODBYE to some of stamp sets and accessories. Saying goodbye can be hard but you have until June 30th to make some of these retiring sets yours.

All accessories are available until sold out, some are being repackaged and some are discounted. I love a sale!!!!

Stamp set's are available until June 30th. Email me for a list of sets and retiring items.
Now I have to go and check out what is moving into retirement.