Friday, April 27, 2007

Ghosting - Quite Cool!

Here is one done using the Ghosting technique. I'm not really good about trying new techniques. I prefer simple, add some fun ribbon or glitter or well placed brads and call it good. BUT, I have several stamp clubs that really desire learning new techniques. In February one of the gals wanted to learn Ghosting. I am glad she did! I love this technique.
First and foremost, please note you cannot purchase this stamp set any longer. This is Big Pieces, which was in the Winter Mini. (I'm sending out big telepathic vibes to Shelli beggin to have this set in the new catty).
To create this look you use glossy white cardstock. Stamp the circles with versa mark on the paper and then using your brayer you ink it up and brayer over the cardstock. The circles will begin appearing in white. Really neat!
To get the multi colored circle that is the focal point, just use Stampin' Up!'s incredible markers to color directly onto your stamp. Huff your hot breath on the stamp and off you go!

Got the Camera Workin!

It feels like forever since I added a project to my blog! Finally got our camera issues worked out.
Here is a swap I did for an online swap at We were required to use Stampin' Up!'s set Polka Dots & Paisley, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip. We were also required to use the slit punch and some sparkle. I don't think you can see it in this photo, but I added my sparkle (using Stickles) on the flower bud as well as the stem. I did use one of the other sets in the Spring mini, Polka Dots and Petals. I used White Craft ink to stamp the flower as a background on the Regal Rose card base.

Monday, April 23, 2007

FREE Stamps Directly From Stampin Up!

Check out this link....Here's the catch, you CANNOT be a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! While you are there, put Cambria's blog into your favorites-she has great style. If you are a customer of mine and get chosen to receive all the goodies Stampin' Up! is offering, please let me know so I can peak at all the stuff you will get!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Another SCS Blogger RAK

OK, now this is fun! Fun mail twice in one week! Again, the camera isn't working so all I can share is Nancy's blog address until I get it fixed:
Funny thing is that Nancy's Blog was already in my favorites! She does great work. Thanks Nancy!

SCS Blogger RAK

Are those terms foreign to you?
"SCS": Stands for Splitcoaststampers. It is an INCREDIBLE website that helps lots of us keep up on paper crafting trends. It is not just for demos it's for anyone who loves rubberstamping. The greatest thing is the Gallery. You can look up any stamp set that Stampin' Up! has created and find lots of samples. Some of them have over 1,000 samples!
"Blogger": You are reading a blog. A blog is an online journal of sorts. This is my stamping blog where I share stamping information but there is no limit to what a blog can be about. And the best part is that this one is free!
"RAK": Random Act of Kindness. On SCS you can sign up to be part of a RAK group and just randomly pick a name and address off of the list and make someone's day by sending them a handstamped card or note. There is a new RAK list, a Blogger list so that anyone who is a blogger can be part of this list and send a note and maybe receive a note.
Anyway, I got my first Blogger RAK this week and wouldn't you know, my camera is not working. My dh is working on the problem (I hope) so I can't post a photo but I can post a link to the blogger who sent it. As soon as the camera is up and running, I will post a pic of the card she sent. She useed Wild Rose and some hodgepodge hardware. It is really a pretty card and a great simple layout with lots of options. Here is the link to her blog..... Thanks so much Debbie!