Apr 15, 2009

Convention Info

Greetings once again! For those of you who track such things, I will be on track 1 at Stampin' Up! convention in August. I can't wait!!!! Salt Lake City, here I come (well, in a few months anyway).


What a day! I think that's a HUGE understatement, by the way. I was greeted by 2 smiling children at 7:30-ish this morning. Their mom is in the hospital and dad is working, so several folks at church are helping out for the 10 (ish) days an extra hand is needed. Today was my day .... only I got all 3 'cuz the oldest was sent home with pink eye. Wheeeeee!

Turns out she didn't have it, but I think the youngest did. We have bathed extensively, along with washing towels etc. Quite exciting! So we had a six-year-old, two 4s, a two, and the youngest's first birthday is tomorrow! Wheeeeee! I know that my grandma had 5 kids. I have no idea how she survived! We had a great time and the kids all played nicely together. But holy cow! I didn't do anything other than survive. No cleaning, no prep of anything, no taking care of me. Wow. Two kids are easy - I won't be complaining any more!

If you can believe it, I have not yet stamped today (duh!). I do, however, have a spiffy sample from another day. The basketball card is a penny slider card. Love those! My kids love making the ball go into the basket (or was that me?!). The set is Just Basketball, and the colors are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Baja Blue, and white. Have fun Gettin' Inky!

Apr 14, 2009

Oh Deer!

This technique is so much fun! It looks really complicated, but truly isn't. Start with your black StayzOn ink and stamp the shadow images on white paper (really - it's white!). Next, punch out a 1-1/4" circle from a Post-It note and place it where you want the moon. Next, use your brayer with mellow moss ink and get that background covered! Dark as you want. After you're done, pick up the circle of paper. Bright white! Use the negative from the circle punch (where the circle was cut out) and place that over the moon. Now sponge in some so saffron to turn the moon yellow. Remember that white space is important. The whole moon shouldn't be yellow! Finally, sponge in always artichoke around the edges. This adds the depth to make the card really stand out in real life. Have fun and happy stampin'!

Apr 13, 2009

Hit on the Head....

This card was from the March "Guy Cards" camp. We had the best time making this set of cards - stampers are definitely the best company ever!

Did ya notice those spiffy BIG brads?! Love 'em!

Stamp Set - Totally Tool
Technique - DTP (Direct to Paper). To make the faux wood background, rub ink pads directly onto the cardstock. I started with more mustard CS, added the same color ink, then added really rust, and topped it all off with chocolate chip. Just rub the ink pad in the direction of the wood and have a great time - it's different each time, and way fun!!!
*** NOTE *** Always add ink from lightest to darkest. That keeps your pads cleaner and makes more depth in the picture.
I colored the hammer with blender pens and stampin' pastels .... and added a touch of gray underneath for a little shadow. The more I experiment with coloring, the more I like it!

Just Buzzin' By

Here's the collection of goodies from Fancy-Schmancy camp in February. We had soooo much fun creating this ensemble! I love how the bee zooms across the card - penny cards are such fun to play with. :-)

Stamps - Just Buzzin' By
Colors - Black, white, summer sun
Accessories - punches, dazzling diamonds, grosgrain ribbon

Just the Beginning.....

Greetings and happy post-Easter to all! I am now beginning my blogging journey ....

This site is my creative outlet for all things Stampin' Up! I love to dabble in ink and paper, so here is where you'll see what I have done.

I am off to learn how to add pictures and all sorts of other stuff. Enjoy this beautiful day!