Sunday, March 30, 2008
Groovy guava and the new afternoon tea design paper in Stampin' Up's current mini catalog.
We just got back this afternoon from visiting grandkids and taking in a great outdoor rodeo. We saw wonderful evidence of spring in the blubonnets, azaleas, wisteria, and dogwood we saw blooming everywhere. I can't think of anything prettier than spring.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
This card was so much fun to make for the inspiration challenge on Saturday. I had a week off for Spring break, and guess what I got to do???I stamped and took part in almost every challenge offered last week on Splitcoaststampers.com. A charm bracelet was the inspiration picture and this is what I created. I used the new negative embossing technique that I learned from SCS last week as well, and stamped the shells from seaside, which is a great Stampin' Up set that I haven't used very much yet. I did a take on dangling the shells like charms. Love these great colors that are also found in the striped paper in the afternoon tea design paper also offered from Stampin' Up.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I just learned to do this new technique with the cuttlebug. It is done by inking the inside side of the folder, placing your paper against the inked side and running it through the cuttlebug. This was for this week's color challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com. I love these challenges because for one thing it motivates me to stamp, it teaches me new things, and gives me a chance to try something I might not think to try. I encourage all of my fellow stamper to check them out on a daily basis. On this card I combined sage shadow, orchip opulence, and creamy caramel, which I've never tried before. The caramel panel is representative of the cross, the oval of the stone that was rolled away at the tomb, and the butterfly---Christ's resurrection. Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. Alleluia! I wish every one a very Blessed Easter and that you find a real joy in the resurrection and our new life in Christ.
I did this for one of the demostrator challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Everything had to be green even the embellishments and I could only use one set. This is a good way to demonstrate to the new stamper what can be done with only one color and one stamp set. I used the One of a Kind sets that is in the current Stampin' Up catalog.