Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Rock and Roll baby!

We all know that the set Roses in Winter is a beautiful set that is very difficult to "mess up". An easy and enjoyable 2 step stamping set for sure. But I finally figured out how to do the "rock and roll" technique and now I love it even more! This was created using Apricot and Burgundy ink. How do you do it you ask? Just ink the largest rose stamp in apricot then gently roll the edges of the stamp in the burgundy ink around the entire rose and stamp. Do the same to the middle sized rose and then the smallest portion just do that in burgundy. It just looks so pretty. It reminds me of the roses my grandmother used to grow in her garden. They were HUGE and I think this is so pretty that it makes an otherwise simple card look beautiful!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Paper bag scrapbook?

Yup, what will people think of next? A mini scrapbook made from lunch bags! Here is the cover of my first paper bag book. If you can't see the title in the hardware frame, it says "sisters". The book has photos of my girls together. The first two pages shows each of them seperate and alone and then subsequent pages have Megan and Brooke together, Kira and Megan, Kira and Brooke. The journaling is done on tags that are stored in the open end of the bags. It really is turning out cute! I used the hostess level 1 Simply Scrappin Kit and there is TONS left over. You can easily do say 4-6 of these books from one kit. HMMMM, I see a class idea in my future!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Isn't he cute?

Here is my first full card made with this new You're Neat set. I adore these little fellows. Aside from the teddy bear there is a cat and a monkey. Again I used the slit punch to make the scallop but made it even better by making it look like eyelet lace by adding the small hole in the middle. Aren't punches fun?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Stamp a Stack this Friday

I re-scheduled my stamp-a-stamp for Friday instead of Saturday and it seems to be working better for people. This card is one that we will be doing. It uses Seeing Spots which is an awesome set! I love the stamp that says "Thank You". I am hoping that someday they create a companion set that will include things like "Happy Birthday", "Thinking of You", etc. You'll be learning how to make the adorable scallop border that you see using our slit punch! AND---notice that pretty blue color? Think it is not Stampin' Up! paper? Think again-that is Cool Caribbean. Beautiful color isn't it???

Monday, August 07, 2006

#1 out of 200??

We had our mini convention this past Saturday. We had a great time. The projects Linda planned were great. She is very well organized and a wealth of information. I could imagine that if she lived closer by we would be very good friends. Linda made an announcement just before the convention started and said that out of the 200 in her downline, I had number one sales/recruiting for last year! I was blown away. I know that I did a pretty decent amount, but assumed that someone else out there was doing better. She gave me a pin that says Top 10!, a cute 6x6 page that is like a certificate (I promptly hung it in my room downstairs!) and she got each of us a cell phone charm from Convention that has a Stampin Up logo on it. This photo is of me (on the far right), Linda Taulbee-Heller (middle) and Sharon (on the far left). Sharon is another one of my uplines. We had a great time Saturday!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Looking forward to Saturday

Saturday is the mini convention that Linda Heller has planned for us demos in Flint. There are only about 15 customers signed up, but it will still be fun. I am looking forward to her visit here. I have never met her but really have enjoyed our few phone converstations. I will be demoing the Faux Shaving Cream technique, amoung other things. When I first read about how to do it I thought it sounded silly, but here is the sample I will be teaching the ladies how to do on Saturday. Doesn't that elephant look cute?