Monday, July 30, 2007

Trying Textured!

I have always loved using textured Cardstock for my Scrapbook Pages and now Stampin' Up! is delivering it in yummy colors in the new catalog. This new paper is textured on one side and smooth on the other (I still prefer to do the stamping on the smooth side)and of course coordinates with the ink and the ribbon and all the other wonderful accessories!

Stamp Sets: Pick a Petal, Big Deal Alphabet, Short Order Alphabet
Cardstock: Textured Soft Sky, Textured Groovy Guava, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava
Accessories: White Grosgrain, Aquapainter, 1 3/8" circle & 1 1/4" Circle Punches Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Happy Birthday!

This one is for Gampy who turned 29 today! He gets my favorite Office Accoutrements set AND some of that Cool C paper I stocked up on before it disappeared -- yet strangely enough can hardly bring myself to use! There's something so comforting about packages of unopened cardstock just standing by...

Stamps: Office Accoutrements
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
Paper: Petals & Paisley Designer Paper
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Spiral Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punch, Chocolate Grosgrain

Good Luck!

This is a card for our stamping friends, Sheila and Anna Lee, who are embarking on a mission trip to Canada. We hope they have a wonderful experience and bring back plenty of pictures to scrap!

Stamp Sets: Pick a Petal, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Prints Designer Series Paper: Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Rose Brad, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pen

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Here is another example with Baroque Motifs. I love the way some of the true stamp "artists" have used this set and added a "drop shadow" to it. I loved that technique in this particular combination using the new In Colors when I happened on a sample over at Splitcoaststampers by Sdiego Gal.

This is also one of the projects we'll be doing when the new Stamper's Club meets later this month. There's still room for you to join us!

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: White Signo Gel Pen

Sunday, July 08, 2007

The new catalog and I are back and ready to dive into all this new stuff. While we were away I thumbed through it every chance I got. This is my Catalogue Travelogue....

Here we are at a gas/lottery stop in South Hill, Virginia.

Or after lunch at the Cracker Barrel in Frederick, Maryland.

On the banks of the Susquehanna River in Wormleysburg, Pa.

And after my "Long Run" on City Island in Harrisburg.

It's loaded with good stuff! I can't wait to show you around....

(P.S. I'd like to thank my 5 year old chief photographer for supplying the photos along the way. She has so much more Stampin' enthusiasm than say -- her father!)