Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Getting ready for Convention

Since I am a demonstrator this year, I am going to Convention!!! I'm so excited I can't contain myself. Ever since I started doing Stampin' UP I have wanted to go to Convention, and this year it is coming true. I've started working on my cards for swaps and this is the first card I'm doing. It is direct on paper ink which was the tutorial on SCS this week. I love this technique. I used Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Tempting Turquoise. Then I white embossed the flower from Inspired by Nature on top. My greating is also from Inspired by Nature and then I had to add just a little bit of bling with the rhinestones. I hope the swappers enjoy it.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Take a Nature Walk

I love the Nature Walk set. I never seem to put this set away. So today I decided to make a couple new cards with this set. They are similar to ones I have seen posted on other blogs and I changed them just a little.

With this first card, I first stamped the flowers with Sahara Sand and then white embossed the flowers over the top. Next I sponged Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist on top. The ribbon at the bottom is Chocolate Chip seam binding which I hate to see leave us. I use it a lot.

My next Nature Walk card has a collage feel that I just love. It uses two different designer papers, Newsprint and Botanical Gazette. The bird is stamped with Early Espresso on top of a Sanded background. So hate to see this background go. I just bought it about 2 months ago. But, I know I will continue to use it often. I also distressed the Pacific Point layer with Early Espresso to darken the edges. With an antique brad and a little bit of lace, the card was complete.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Sorry I've been MIA lately. With the end of school and having to completely pack up my classroom to move to another school, I was very busy. Plus we are waiting to hear about my husband's new job back in Virginia, so we have been trying to get the house ready to put up for sale. Getting the house ready, required having a garage sale to get rid of things. So I spent Friday and Saturday this week having a sale.

Any way, now that school is over, I hope to be more regular with my postings for a while any way. I finally got time to pull out the set I've been wanting to play with for so long, Open Seas. I love this set for masculine cards. Hope you enjoy.