Monday, August 22, 2011

Last Chance Summer Mini stamp sets

The votes are in! Thanks for leaving comments on my last post for the candy box. I'll work on a tutorial this week!

For now, I wanted to share two cards I designed for tomorrow's class. August 31st is the last day to order stamps and accessories from the Summer Mini Catalog (link here). Some items were carried over and are still available to purchase in the 2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalog (link here), but some are not! I designed cards using the retiring sets.

The first card features ~On The Grow~! I struggled to settle on one design because there are SOOOO many fantastic ways to use this set! It would work for scrapbook pages, shadow boxes and of course, cards. It's bright and cheerful due to my color choices. So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise & Regal Rose. I used the masking technique, sponging and a mixture of water color pencils with blender pens and markers to achieve the finished scene. The punched flowers in the corner are from the Triple Layer Punch called Blossom Bouquet (#122464). As its name says - it has a "triple" selection of punch-outs to choose from, contained in just one punch! The center of the flowers are punched from the circle shape of the Itty Bitty Punch Pack (#118309) and pearls add a perfect finishing touch.

The second card features the ~Strength & Hope~set. Throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog sales period, Stampin' Up! will donate $2* from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). I am happy to help contribute to an amazing cause! I paired Crumb Cake with Regal Rose and Very Vanilla. For the butterfly, I inked it up with Regal Rose, then took my Rose Red marker and colored along the wing border before stamping. I love the depth in the wings using this technique.

The images in the set and the digital paper are GORGEOUS!! See for yourself.

Snag these for yourself before they are gone, gone, gone. Stampin'Up! Website here

Stampin' Hugs All Around,

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Caught Up and Ready To Play!

They flipped over the candy box! Leave a comment if you would like me to post a tutorial for this Flower Candy Box.

After a whirlwind vacation in Salt Lake City, Utah (convention), I arrived home to tons of calendar kit orders and jewelry orders. I have been swamped, but I finally caught up and am ready to have some play time for me. Another thing on the agenda when I returned was getting ready for a Anniversary Party for my most loyal customers! Check out some of the gifts they were showered with and projects we made. I absolutely love being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! Want to join my group??

Please follow these steps:

1. Click here
2. Find Start Your Own Business (far right)
3. Click on Join Now (left column)
4. Enter password = queenrubberlover

My design desk is EXPLODING with cards and 3-D items to show you! Stay tuned!

Stamp something pretty!