Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Just Celebrate Swap

Well, I finally got my Watermark done. I have been working on it in my spare time...and it's fianlly done!


Here it is:
Back to my swap....A couple weeks ago, my upline's upline, Kathy Thorn, had a Demonstrator meeting. Since there were so many of us coming, we had to make 31 swaps! That's the most I have ever had to make so far. This is the swap I made.

I used the Heart and Butterfly images in the Just Celebrate stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I absolutely love this set! It's so cute and versatile. It comes with 8 images with short phrases below each image.

TIP: When I mounted my stamps, I cut the phrases from the images and mounted them on the sides of each block with the corresponding image.

Now I can easily stamp the image somewhere without having to use that particular phrase, or vise versa.
Winky 2

Here is a close up of the card:

I used dimentionals under the butterfly and I put the leaf through the crimper before adhering it to the card. The butterfly is stamped onto the Summer Picnic DSP and colored in. I used Crystal Effects on the dots inside the hearts, the blue of the butterfly, and inside the Jumbo Eyelet.

Here are the details....

Stamp Sets: Just Celebrate
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red Marker, Bashful Blue Marker, Old Olive Marker
Card Stock: Real Red, Summer Picnic DSP
Accessories: Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crimper, Small Oval Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch

Now, I'm off to go finish prepping for my Thursday AM Stamping Club.

Thanks for looking....

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Designer Series Paper Colors

Have you ever looked at your Designer Series Paper (DSP) and wondered, 'What colors would match perfect with this?'. Well, then this is for you. Here is a list of colors used in the current Stampin' Up! DSP's. They are listed in order as they appear in the Spring-Summer Catalog...

Spring Break: Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky
Jersey Shore: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi
East Coast Prep: More Mustard, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Spring Fling: Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Sage Shadow, So Saffron
Bali Breeze: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Taken With Teal
Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
Ginger Blossom: Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock
Flowers For You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
Berry Bliss: Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Purely Pomegranate
Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand
Notebook: Kraft, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Western Sky: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Ruby Red, Soft Sky
Le Jardin: Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, River Rock, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Spring Silhouettes: Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Olive Press: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Azure: Brilliant Blue, Very Vanilla

Also, here are the two DSP's from the Ocassions Mini Catalog....

Afternoon Tea: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Summer Picnic: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red

Hopefully this will help you next time you go to use your favorite DSP!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Yea! I did it!

I have been looking at many other stamping blogs, and I decided to finally make my own. This will give me another way to share and learn. I hope to post pics of projects to inspire others. Enjoy and thanks for looking!