Saturday, June 29, 2013

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Happy Saturday! I can hardly believe that June is almost over. You know what that means? The Stampin' Up! Convention is just around the corner! I have been busy slaving away working on swap cards, but I don't want to post them until convention time. (If I am not scrambling at the last minute, I will plan to share them with you while I am at Convention.)

Here is the Utah Diva's sketch for today, UDISC247. You can find all of the cards and designers here.

I tried to stay true to the sketch, but my Hexagon punch and matching stamp set were calling my name!

Details ~
  • Paper ~ Whisper White, Pear Pizazz, Coastal Cabana DSP 
  • Ink ~ Pear Pizazz, Wisteria Wonder
  • Stamps ~ Six Sided Sampler
  • Accessories ~ Fancy Fan Embossing folder, Big Shot, Hexagon Punch, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon 
Before I fell in love with stamping, my passion was fabric and quilting.  Grandmother's Flower Garden is such an old, classic pattern, and I really wanted to try it with this stamp set.  So if you consider my flower the large circle, I did stay pretty close to the sketch.  It was completely serendipity that the Coastal Cabana DSP pattern mimics the embossing.  I had the "quilt" all done and then started searching for a color to brighten things up a bit.  It was the first time I opened the 2013-2015 In Color DSP and what a surprise it was to find this pattern!  I love it when things just come together, don't you?

What do you think of my quilt block?  It sure went together much faster than the fabric version would have! That is one of the true joys of paper crafting.  You can create little works of art in under 30 minutes.

Take some time to do something creative this weekend!


P.S.  I just noticed that my counter is over 50, 000 views!  Yippee Skippie!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Venetian Romance

Have you missed me?  I have been doing some traveling and it has prevented me from blogging.  Boy, I am happy to be back!  Here it is, Saturday again, and time for the weekly sketch challenge at Utah Divas International!  You can find links to all of the cards and designers here, and below is the sketch for the week, UDISC246.  June's sketches are by Tammy Fite.

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew what I wanted to do.  Thanks, Tammy, for a perfect way to show off some new Designer Series Paper, Venetian Romance.  I am in love!  (sigh)

Details ~
  • Paper ~ Venetian Romance DSP,  Very Vanilla,  Soft Suede
  • Ink ~ Soft Suede
  • Stamps ~ Blessings From Heaven
  • Accessories ~ Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8"ruffled stretch trim, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
You will be seeing a lot of this paper as well as the color combination in future posts!  I love the whole collection.  Venetian Romance really "talks" to me, if you know what I mean.  Isn't it interesting that different things appeal to different people?  One of my stampers told me that she is in love with Gingham Garden, and that collection does not appeal to me at all!  I'd love to hear what your favorite collection is this year.

Right now I am busy working on swaps for convention.  As usual, I signed up for too many organized swaps, but I love the quality of the cards I get when in an organized group.  And there is something about standing on the floor of the Main Stage room swapping before the presentations begin, or just general swapping, that is irresistible!  I have learned to spread out my swapping.  At my first convention, I was all swapped out in the first hour!  Now I know to keep some for every day...

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your weekend!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

The New Stampin' Up! Catalog is Here!


(You may notice that there are not any holiday stamps in the catalog.
Those will be featured in the Holiday Catalog which comes out later this year. 
I have attached the Holiday Carryovers list from last year.)

One of my favorite NEW item is the Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot!
The Framelits just snap right on and I can't wait to use it!! 

You can view the Stampin' Up! video on You Tube here!

A New Month a New Special! 
Grab Your Greetings
Can't get enough greeting stamps?  
Solution: Grab three Stampin' Up! greeting sets for 25% off!
Sale: 25% off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer email or call-in, or online).

Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013
  • $21.71 $28.95 Petite Pairs Wood-128706 (page 73)
  • $15.71 $20.95 Petite Pairs Clear-122497
  • $17.96 $23.95 Sassy Salutations Wood-132070 (page 39
  • $13.46 $17.95 Sassy Salutations Clear-126707
  • $14.96 $19.95 Sweet Essentials Wood-132085 (page 41)
  • $11.21 $14.95 Sweet Essentials Clear-126457 
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Have a wonderful weekend!