Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Last post before my BIG move.

As the title reads this will be my last post for awhile. I know I have not posted in a few weeks, but it has been downright cold and everything has been keeping me busy! In another few days I will have to say goodbye to my home here in Manitoba and my view from where I sit.

These cards were made with the items I had recieved with my starter kit. The petals are stamped using the In Colours, Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegrante. Behind the flowers is just a strip of Whisper White cardstock, but grosgrain ribbon would do the trick too. When I made the flowers I did not have the Stampin' Dimensionals yet, they would have made it easier to adhere the centre of the flower onto the card.

Stamps: Pick A Petal, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegrante and Whisper White
Paper: Basic Black and Whisper White
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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Moving to Ontario =;(

Hello all! Unfortunately with the loss of my husband's job we have decided to move back to Ontario. It has been great to live in Manitoba for over 3 years, I will miss everyone! I will be hosting one more workshop before I leave the end of February, check it out on the Workshop and Classes link.

I've been messing around with my new embossing stuff lately, and deicided to try a new technique. The petals are stamped with Whisper White Craft ink onto Whisper White paper, embossed with clear powder and then coloured in with a Pretty In Pink marker. A really neat outcome, I like it. Not too sure about the "Think BIG" though, it uses the same technique as the petals, but I think there is too much white. Or maybe I'm being to critical! I know I am my worst critic. The centre of the flower is stamped with Versamark onto Pretty In Pink paper, and embossed using clear powder. The picture may not show the background all that great, but it is stamped with Rose Red ink using the flower from the Short and Sweet set.
Stamps: Pick A Petal, It's All Good, Short and Sweet
Ink: Versamark, Whisper White Craft, Rose Red
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals






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Friday, February 01, 2008

Sale-A-Bration

Happy February to you all. Today marks the first day of Sale-A-Bration (SAB).It runs from February 1/08 until March 17/08. Check out the link under Specials and Promotions and it will take you directly to where you can view the SAB catalogue.

Hostesses: receive a free Sale-A-Bration set with a workshop totalling $400 or more, in addition to your regular benefits.

Customers: receive a free Sale-A-Bration set for every $70 (excluding taxes and shipping) purchased. There is no limit to the number of qualifying orders.

Please note: Customer and hostess levels have been reduced to reflect recent price adjustments; the Sale-A-Bration brochure has the old amounts.
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Happy Friday!

I must say that I've become additcted to the challenges on Splitcoaststampers. Not that I have more time for them, but I guess I've been lurking on there long enough now!

This is a combination of challenges, New Technique - Dahlia Fold and Sketch Challenge. The vellum is embossed using River Rock ink and Clear embossing powder. I've never embossed on vellum before, but Classic ink takes awhile to dry on vellum so Classic ink can be used like Craft ink to emboss. So cool! The ruby red rectangle is stamped with versamark with the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp.

These Dahlia flowers are very pretty, but take some time to make. I won't get into the details but I'll send you to the site I was sent to that gives great directions on how to make them: http://www.cardsandcrafts.freeservers.com/dahlia.html

Stamps: Embrace Life, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Ink: River Rock, Ruby Red, Versamark
Paper: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Vellum, Giner Blossom DSP
Accessories: 1 3/8" punch, Vintage brads
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