Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Weddings are Coming!

I heard that here in Texas, we have a large Fall wedding season.  So, I thought it was a good time to do a wedding card.
Stamp Set:  Label Love
Colors: Silver, Whisper White, Basic Black
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil Paper, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Punch: Artisan Label punch
Embossing Folder: Lovely Lace
Optional:  Some of my ladies added rhinestones to their labels above and below the "Mr. & Mrs."

I also used the Tiny Wave cartridge in my paper trimmer to fancy up the Basic Black strip border between the foil paper and the vellum paper.

Tips:  Just put adhesive (snail) on the embossed silver foil paper and let your vellum side be free of adhesive.  The foil side is wide enough to hold it in place.  Also, if you want more weight to the card, you can add another white layer inside for writing on.  This will help the Whisper White card stock be more like the regular heavy card stock you're used to.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, August 14, 2014

BE YOU {TIFUL} - Flower Patch Card

Here's another of the July projects.  Stampin' Up! gave me the Flower Flair Framelits free on the cruise; so of course, I had to purchase the Flower Patch set when I got home!

I used the Color Coach to help me with a color combo (don't forget to get the In Color cards too if you have the Color Coach).  I knew I was going to use Calypso Coral since I just bought this beautiful seam binding ribbon in that color.

Stamp Set:
  • Flower Patch
  • Calypso Coral
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Garden Green
  • Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Crumb Cake
  • Whisper White
Extras / Tools:
If you purchase the stamp set + framelits bundle, Flower Patch Photopolymer Bundle, you save 15%...just sayin'...

Just a note - These Photopolymer sets work great for 2-step stamping.  And, as a matter of fact, Stampin' Up! has told us that going forward, any sets that feature 2-step stamping will be produced in Photopolymer.  Yay!

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kind Koala Meets Blendabilities

I'm finally posting my July projects.  I started doing yoga during lunchtime at work a few months ago which is when I usually do my blog posting.  It was fine at first, but lately, I'm really missing the extra lunch hours to work on my posts.

I used the Kind Koala stamp set to demonstrate Blendabilities to my Stamp Night Clubs.  It's a simple stamp so it didn't take long to color in.  I had to do some research on Koalas since I wasn't sure if they were gray or brown.  They're gray and soooo cute!  I totally got caught up in checking out cute koala photos.  So, anyway, here's the card I designed.

Stamp Sets:  Kind Koala, Corner Garden (background stamp)
Colors:  Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Designer Series Paper:  Park Lane

Check out this cool photo of all the Blendabilities I took at convention last month.

I'll be doing a class on Blendabilities too on Sunday, August 24th at 2pm.  If you're local to North Dallas, you can RSVP here.

Tip:  When using a focal stamp that is wood mount, cut your Whisper White to the same dimension as your wood block.  That way you can line up the block with the edges of the paper.  As long as you mounted your stamp nicely, you'll be centered.

Happy Blending,

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Inspire.Create.Share. - Stampin' Up! Convention 2014 - Day 4

This morning we had opening session with stage walks for milestone achievements for sales and  anniversaries.  Susie and I both got to walk and so I grabbed her for a photo after she got off stage.

We went to lunch and the demo resource center afterwards to play with new tools and get photos of some of the projects shown on stage and in classes.

I made a last run to the recognition room before our last class to grab some Dove chocolates (they had bowls of them in there!).  I ran into Susie again after taking some silly photos with other demos grabbing chocolates.  We attended a class on Instagram.  I haven't gotten into that before, but it looks fun, so I'll try it out.

Then, we had our closing session.  Sara showed us some new kits, and Shelli showed off her projects.

We got another new stamp set at the end as an all attendee give away.  Yay!  After heading back to the hotel to get organized with packing all our free stuff and convention store purchases, we went out on the town.  Here's my free stuff (except one stamp set I forgot to put in the photo).

We took the train to Gateway Mall for dinner and back to City Creek.  Here's some photos from our traditional walk around the City Creek outdoor mall and visiting the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  The weather was so nice sitting by the fountains which dance to music on the hour.  The music and waterworks reminded me of Fantasia.

Another great convention is over, but I'm looking forward to the next event which is Leadership Conference in January in Orlando...Can you say, Disney World?

Stampin' Hugs,

Inspire.Create.Share. - Stampin' Up! Convention 2014 - Day 3

In General Session today, we got free a package of Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper.  It's thinner and all black and vanilla with lots of antique designs.

I also won Prize Patrol!!!  My wrist band is Rose Red and they called that one for a stamp set and punch that are in the new holiday catalog...so I can't show you yet.  I love it though, lucky me!

They also announced the next Grand Vacation destination with a cute video from the home office.  They showed employees in a conference room talking about the destination, but some noise would always get in the way of revealing the destination.  Finally, they revealed that it is a Mediterranean Cruise to France, Spain, and Italy.  I've never been to Europe, so I am definitely setting a goal to earn this trip.  It will include demos from all countries similar to the Caribbean Cruise I went on in May.

We went to the convention store and shopped a selection of Holiday Catalog products which we could take home right from convention.  Also, we went to Make'n'Take classes including the 2nd regular workshop plus 3 mini classes.  I got some great photos of us having fun making stuff.

We had awards night tonight and an after party with a country fair theme including a live band, line dancing, bull riding, and face painting.  Great snacks too: popcorn, nachos, and raspberry lemonade.  They announced that the Getaway trip will be to Newport Beach (you can earn this one a little easier than the Grand Vacation).  Also, we found out that the Manager's Reception in Orlando in January will be at Disney World (Woo Hoo!).

Yes, I rode the bull.

We finally got our photo taken in front of the flower wall too right before the party ended.

Stampin' Hugs,