Friday, June 12, 2009

Razzle Dazzle in Rich Razzleberry!

OH WOW!!! I love this new In Color!! As you know, I really like purples - just about any shade will do! Well, this one is gorgeous! This is another of the new colors. It is called Rich Razzleberry! The stamp set is Razzle Dazzle and the new dsp I used for this card is Razzleberry Lemonade! Oh my word I love that Stampin' Up! Makes so many things that coordinate so well with each other!!!!!!!!! It makes my job so much easier and makes creating so much more fun!

This card I made for a swap that I am in using things that we could pre-order as sneak peeks from the new catalog. I stamped the main image in white craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. Next, I added the dsp on the bottom. The Old Olive strip on the side is stamped with some more images from this set also in Old Olive ink. The ribbon is the new in color polka dot grosgrain ribbon. And finally, the flower is from the Flower Fusion set and I dressed it up with a Jumbo silver brad!

One more note, the sketch that I used to create this card came from the Stampin' Success magazine that I get as a demo. It has so many great ideas and sketches that really help me with my business!!

Did I tell you that I love the new in colors!! By the way, we also will have markers for the in colors this year! YAY!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Brayered Roses with new In Colors!

Here is another card using Patty Bennet's Brayered Roses technique! This time I used both Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo on the roses. The card base is Crushed Curry. The "Best Wishes" comes from the Oval All set. The scallop oval is punched from Melon Mambo cs. A nice simple card - one of my favorite kinds!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some great pics of Caelen!

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Lots of Color Challenges!!

Hi Everyone!!

I have a few color challenges to share with you today! This first one is from the week of May 19th. The colors were Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, So Saffron, and More Mustard.

I started with a card base of Tangerine Tango. My main panel was Very Vanilla. I started by Brayering the whole sheet with so Saffron. Then, I brayered from the top down, not totally covering the Saffron, with More Mustard and finally with Tangerine Tango. From the bottom, I brayered a bit of Old Olive.

Next, I stamped the flowers and sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink. I finished it with a large grommet and 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain.

This card is from the week of May 26th. The colors were Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, and Garden Green.

I used one of the new sets that I earned for FREE from Sale a Bration. (One of those extra perks of being a demo!!) This is the "Friends 24-7" set. I stamped the Almost Amethyst panel with the long flowers in Almost Amethyst craft ink (it is a little hard to see in the photo!) and layered it with Garden Green. I stamped the brocade image in White craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder on a basic gray panel. This was also layered on Garden Green. The "here for you" was stamped on So Saffron inside the frame from the "Great Friend" set, (which is in the current mini catalog and you might see it after that too...). All pieces were layered on a Basic Gray card and then I added some rhinestone brads.

Ok... up next is the challenge from June 2. These colors were Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal and Gable Green.

This is one of the new sets, that will be in the new and gorgeous catalog, called Circle Circus! I stamped the various circles on White cs in the colors for the week and punched them out with a few different circle punches. I layered them all onto a Whisper White card with some Pink Flamingo DSP, (which you will also be seeing in a new Stampin' Up! publication arriving July 1st). I added the silver jumbo brad. Finally, the "Happy Birthday" comes from the Very Versatile set in the mini - which will not be available after this month... and was punched out with the word window punch!...

Last but not least, is the challenge from this week! The colors were Barely Banana, Garden Green and Bordering Blue. Since we have some new In-Colors, we could swap out the Banana for the new Crushed Curry!! So that is what I did!

I started by embossing my Whisper White cs with the Manhattan flowers embossing folder in my big shot! Then, i turned it over and brayered some crushed curry ink onto the "wrong" side to get the color on the flowers and not on the outline. (I learned this technique from Patty Bennet's blog!)
Next, I cut out around the flowers.

I stamped the grass from the "Inspired by Nature" set and the sentiment in Garden green on my Bordering Blue card. Attached the flowers and that is it!!!!

So now I am all caught up! Phew!!!!

Stay tuned in the next few days for a few more sneak peeks!!! More new in colors and stamp sets!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Last Chance Lists!

The Last Chance lists are out now for this year! These are the products that will no longer be available after June 30th. Some of the items, like those on the Retiring Accessories List are only available while supplies last. So get your orders in early!! You can order online directly through my Stampin' Up! website or by calling or e-mailing me with your order!

There are some other great promotions going on including the fact that some of the accessories are on sale for as much as 50% off and that you can get extra hostess dollars when you host a show this month! Check those out here!