Friday, June 19, 2015

Bold Bohemian & Boho Chic

Here's another one of my June club projects.  The color combo on this Bohemian designer series paper is amazingly rich and bold.  Even when I run out of this paper, I will probably copy the color scheme for projects.  That's a great way to inspire a color theme anyway...just copy the color scheme of your favorite designer paper.
To frame the washi tape with twine and keep it in place, just cut notches in your mat.  Here's a close up.  By the way, these foil doilies are great.  I can't wait to design something using the larger ones in the pack.
I also used the matching Bohemian Borders stamp set to dress up the envelope and the white mat for inside the card.
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Love You...Timeless Elegance

I couldn't wait to sponge on this paper to see how it looked.  Also, I found out that the Timeless Elegance paper is a hand drawn design from Stampin' Up!'s own artists...Wow!  I used the new In Color, Watermelon Wonder, but any color would be pretty.  I think the matching ribbon finishes it off perfectly.
I got 5 cards out of each sheet of roses and scraps for other projects.  The designer paper is cut in 3 3/4" squares to mat on 4" Basic Black squares.  There's a variety since the paper has bunches of 2 or 3 together plus some large single roses spread out on the design.  Here's one with a single rose too.

Here are the supplies:
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Stampin' Up! Hawaii 2015 - Share Affair

Saturday morning we shopped at a local swap meet at the Aloha Stadium.  It was great, and we got some good deals on souvenirs. Suzie and Kevin had rented a car, so Samantha and I got to tag along.  Thanks Suzie!  We hurried back though to go to the Stampin' Up! Share Affair Event.  Here's some photos.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Stampin' Up! Hawaii 2015 - Diamond Head Hike

We hiked up Diamond Head on Friday early in the morning.  I liked how Stampin' Up! booked the optional events early so we had the rest of the day to do whatever else we wanted.  This first photo is us with Gail.  I met her in January at Leadership in Orlando.  We kept running into her and her sister, Mary, everywhere.  The hike was 2 hours with us stopping to take photos and enjoy the rest/lookout areas.  At the top there's a bunker (see cut outs on the left side in the 4th photo) with a spiral staircase inside that leads out a tunnel to the trail.  It was interesting to look across the water at the hotel from the top, since we had been looking at the mountain from our hotel balcony all week.

Later that evening, we swam in the ocean with our little boogie boards we bought to use as floats.  On Sunday, we found a family with 2 young brothers to give the boards to since we couldn't bring them home (our plan all along).  And, at lunchtime, I finally remembered to snap a photo of the welcome sign in the lobby.

My next post will have project photos from the Share Affair on Saturday.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Stampin' Up! Hawaii 2015 - Island Craftin'

Samantha discovered a free lei making class we could go to after lunch.  It was a lot of fun.  Unfortunately, we didn't get the little yellow flowers until near completion.  So, we weren't able to work them into the overall pattern, but just added them at the end.  Overall, we were happy with them and glad we got the last 2 seats for the class.

Stampin' Up! has a nice welcome sign in the entrance to the hotel for us as well as a few of these wrapped columns.  Pearl Harbor was early this same day, and we finished off the day with a swim in the ocean.  It takes a little longer to get used to the colder water in the Pacific compared to the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic which is what I'm use to.