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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bon Appetit!!



C'est magnifique...love this adorable little chef! reminds me of the animated chefs in Ratatouille :) Celeste & I stole some time away one day & took in this movie. It remained cute as long as I kept it in movie perspective...I shudder to think too far.

This card was designed by Nebin featuring the masking technique and adding texture to our chef's pants using the canvas BG. (I believe I need to give credit to one of the SCS stampers) We finished the card with watercolouring.

Materials list: Bon Appetit & Canvas BG sets, Really Rust, Old Olive and whisper White CS. Going Gray, Black Stazon inks, EE Watercolour crayons, mustard ribbon and brads.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Reflecting...



love this image from Summer by the Sea. This technique proved to be a WOW card factor in our monthly class!!! Love to hear the ahhhs and I can do that! We had fun making these cards and incorporated watercolouring and crystal effects to complete the wet look.

Materials: Summer by the Sea set, Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, So Saffron and Naturals White CS, Basic Brown and coordinating inks for watercolouring. HPH spiral clip, gingham ribbon, brads, crystal effects and ticket corner punch.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Certainly Happy...



Using the set we recieved at Philadelphia regionals, I took some time to create some fast and easy cards. So Very was on the top of my wish list when the new catalogue came out as I had been looking for a dotted circle for some time. Well, Stampin UP! came through with this set and included it on our fun day! So fun to use.

Materials used: So Very and warm words stamp sets, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Cool Caribbean (06 in-colour) cardstocks.
Chocolate Chip Ink, Designer Label & lg. oval punches, coluzzle circle cutter, ribbon and turquoise stickles from my collection. Distress tool for the edges and paper piercer from the tool kit.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Meet Shelli Gardner...



Imagine my surprise on Saturday at Regionals...The MC introduced Shelli Gardner and there she was onstage!!! Wow...my first ever SU! sponsered event and seeing the CEO of Stampin UP! I guess I assumed that she attends Convention and is much too busy for smaller events. (to me it was huge...LOL)
Very down to earth and with the grace and elegance of an ambassador she got us started with business and based her speech on our statement of the heart! Then we got right into stamping interspersed with fun ideas by the many onstage guests. Wow!!!
My very first recruit Tammy and I posed for a picture with Shelli to document this
moment...I love those moments! What a treat it was!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

totally transparent...



Well, jumped on the tutorial bandwagon for this one!!! alot of the fab stampers on SCS were making these and I had to join in...

Using the awesome Staz-on white ink pad and acetate to make this WOW card...It was so easy peasy and beautiful IRL.

Materials used: CS-SU! white Shimmery, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery.
Inks: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Cotton White Staz-on
Blue Gingham ribbon and "write-on" version transparency.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

LSS Stampscapes Class



To be on the recieving end of class was so much fun and relaxing!!! I finally took this class I have been eyeing for at least three years...Kris Hoffer who owns Rubberbuggy made the class fun and exciting! It was worth the money and time...These stamps are highly detailed and have alot of depth...gorgeous images. One of the images remind me of Ontario with the lakes, canoes and beautiful sunsets...

There you have it, my samples from Saturday :) Look up Rubberbuggy for their class listings...Kris has alot more classes lined up.

Dare 2BE Fabulous



Using the new Fabulous Flowers with the Outlaw designer series papers! You gotta love the Boho West look!!! These papers also coordinate with the Round Up SS kit.
I used the sage shadow textured cs from the SS kit.
Stamped my background with the large flower using first & second generation stamping, layered my DP with the scallop edged sage shadow and cut out two of the stamped flowers in varied sizes and layered my elements.

Materials used: Outlaw DP,Round UP SS kit,Naturals CS,Fabulous Flowers set, Sage Shadow & Really rust inks, ribbon.

Gone Awol???



Been slackin on the priorities lately...LOL
Well, what do you know, but summer is come to an end (for me) and school is underway! Cyber school is a new venture for us and we are learning a few things...just ask my loveable dogsitter...

Doing this LO was like puuulling teeth for me. Though my subject is fun to work with, it was a painful process! I wanted to use the new Creative License SS kit and limit myself to this fun hostess kit. In the end, I loved the page!

Materials used: Simply Scrappin Creative License,Naturals white CS, On the Spot & Canvas BG, Well-worn Alphabet, Stamp of Authenticity,Spiral Punch, Circle punch, Round tab punch. Not quite Navy, bordering blue, pumpkin pie inks

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