Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Last One This Round

Here is the last ATC I did for this round of Taylor's Amuse swap. This one sat on my desk for a couple days - growing on me. I don't know what I was unsure about because now I really like it. At a workshop last week someone said it wasn't pretty at all because there was too much going on. Too much on the bottom and she didn't the color combo.
I used Petal's and Paisley paper again. The tiny scallop behind Seattle Girl is done with Stampin' Up!'s scallop scissors. They retired a couple years ago but I still have mine ready to go when I deem necessary!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Another Amuse Swap Sample

Here is another swap sample for the current Amuse ATC swap with Taylor. I snagged this elephant from Lisa Johnson when she was selling all her Amuse stamps. I got this little guy more because my youngest loves elephants and I know she will like using it. But I wanted to play with him too.
I used the Petals and Paisley Designer paper from Stampin' Up! as well as Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive card stock. The cute little turquoise gem is from JoAnn's. I'll share another sample with you tomorrow. I'll also be getting back to posting some samples made with some of my new Stampin' Up! goodies as soon as I can.

Amuse ATC Swap with Taylor

A couple of my favorite things combined into one event....Amuse Art Stamps, Taylor VanBruggen and swaps. Taylor's blog is linked to the right, if you haven't checked it out you need to and you need to subscribe so you can get updates whenever she posts to her blog. I love her work. She uses a mix of elements and also a mix of companies stamps. Usually I stick to blogs that use a majority of Stampin' Up! products but her's is worth my time.
http://www.amuseartstamps/, click here and prepare to spend some time looking at some fun and simple stamps. I spend a lot of time admiring other companies stamps but I don't spend much money on them because I save most of it for Stampin' Up! stuff. But, I have recently purchased some amuse after spending over a year really enjoying them.
I love swapping - when I know I will be getting good quality back. I know my stuff is not the best out there, but I do spend time and energy making sure my cuts are all straight, my colors look good together, layering, etc. so if I find a swap I think will have great players, I love to join in. Taylor has hostessed 2 Amuse ATC swaps and I was lucky enough to get 2 spots in each. Here is one from my first round with her. It uses the Amuse "Flower Girl" stamp. The dots in the background are from Technique Tuesday's Masterpieces of Paisley set. The scalloped strip was made with the slit punch and then tiny handheld circle punch was used to punch a little hole in the scallop. The rest of the supplies are all Stampin Up!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Another Petal Card

Here is another made with the new Pick-a-Petal set. I really like how this one turned out. It uses 3 of our New In-Colors for this year also. The colors used are Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Purely Pomegrante and Mellow Moss. The cute little twinkle sticker in the middle of the flower and under the phrase is from Joann's. I found them on clearance for just 50 cents! They are so fun. The phrase "Hi There", is from a set from the Winter Mini Catalog, Fancy Flexible Phrases. Here's hoping that one makes it into the big catty. I use that set alot! A dear friend received this one in the mail this week...hope she liked it.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Sneak Peek

Here is a sample made with a set that will be in the new catalog. That catty will be available to customers on July 1. The stamp set is called Pick a Petal and the word that is stamped on the oval is from Warm Words. Each petal is seperate so you can stamp everything seperately. I used Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink as my card colors. Do you like the brad in the center. A little bit of bling ~ we are now going to be selling circle and square rhinestone brads in assortment packs! Enjoy!