Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vintage Birthday

Well, I finally had time to work in my stamp room. I had several cards I needed to make, plus I wanted to try this technique with the SU stencils from the Definitely Decorative catalog. The technique used stencil paste instead of ink to build up the design. While it was still wet, I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I borrowed this layout from Jill's Jems. You can find out how to do this background there. This is for one of my best friends who has a birthday this week. Hope she doesn't see it before then.

vintage birthday

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I'm back and have swaps to show you!

I can't believe it has been two weeks since I last posted. I spent a week in Salt Lake City at the Stampin' Up! convention. It is always a great week of creativity, inspiration, learning and sharing. My side line and some of their downline (8 of us in all) attended. We're called "The Glittern' Gals. I participated in several organized swaps and also swapped on the convention floor. We are group of very talented stampers! It was very exciting to see my WOW swap up on the big screen! Everyday, cameramen roam the convention floor looking for great photo ops. The last day, he stopped on the row in front of me so that someone could show him a swap she had gotten. Imagine my surprise when I saw my card on the big screen. Of course my reaction was too start screaming "That's my card, that's my card!" Then she opened it to show the WOW part inside and everyone went "oooooooh" so that was exciting too.
Stampin' Up! is launching a new line of stamps and big shot dies called Build-a-Bear. At the memento mall, we could purchase the cutest build-a-bears in SU aprons with their own little bear stamp. Here we are with our bears.

our bears
You will be able to view and purchase the Build-A-bear line on September 1st in the mini catalog. You will love the new mini! It is filled with lots of surprises. More info to come!
Last week I had to start thinking about school starting! Yuck! I spent all week working in my classroom moving all the furniture back into place. The cleaning crew moves it every summer to clean the carpets, and it is up to the teachers to move it back. Plus I had bulletin boards to put up and papers to xerox. I start in service in the morning.
So that is why I have not posted in two weeks.BUT today the demos met and we swapped so here they are! Enjoy!!!
inside laura's
bellyband and inside laura's

Monday, August 3, 2009

Flower Power

I had time to make "one more swap" before I leave in the morning for convention. I had so much fun making those little atc cards with the baby faces, I decided to try a full size card. I used the daisies #2 big shot die and the new elegant bouquet embossing folder. I also used the new designer paper Cottage Wall because it has my new favorite color combo: razzleberry and old olive. I just love those two colors together!!! I used the 1" circle punch for the face made from blush blossom and mounted it on a 1 1/4" circle of razzleberry. The stem is old olive 1/4" grosgrain and the leaf is made from the small and large oval punches. The words are from Teeny tiny wishes. Hope you like it.