Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Back from Georgia

Hi everyone!  I am back from Georgia.  I had a wonderful time.  I went home to attend an Alumni weekend with my fellow choir members from Brewton Parker College located in Mt. Vernon, GA.  There were over 300 choir members in attendance.  We actually performed a concert on April 9.  Here is a video link of one of my favorite songs we sang.  It's called Expression of Gratitude.  Expression of Gratitude

Here is a picture of my BFFs from college:
That's me in the middle, on the floor,with the purple on.  The blonde on your right is Sherri Kicklighter Cooper; she was my roommate my sophomore year.  We had such a great time getting together.  We picked up as if it were yesterday and to think it has actually been 30 years.  I can hardly believe it!  We are going to be getting together again in June.  We'll be road tripping it to FL for some beach time and more catching up!  I can hardly wait!

I hope by Monday, I'll be back in the card making business.  I have two new sets I'd like to try out and show you!  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Blossoms

    Happy Monday everyone.  I'm starting on my Easter cards before I leave for GA tomorrow.  I'll have to finish when I get back.  Here is the card I want to show you. I cased this card from Laurie Zoellmer.  You can find her card and website HERE  I varied it just a bit.
Card recipe:
Stamps:    Easter Blossoms
Paper:       Pink Pirouette, Going Gray
Other:       Going Gray satin ribbon, Tulip EF, White gel pen
                 Pink marker
, Black Stazon
Technique Tips:
      - I used the black stazon ink to stamp because I wanted to make sure the ink didn't smear or run when using the white gel pen.  I'm not sure if it would have, but better safe than sorry.
      - I used the white gel pen and colored in the petals.  I didn't take the time to be meticulous about it, I just used circular motions in the petals and got about 90% of it.  I didn't want to totally do away with the black shading marks. 
      - I used a pink marker and just dabbed the inner part of the flower to make it pop.
      - I didn't have any white ribbon like Laurie's and the Happy Easter stamp is much bigger than the Sending Springtime Smiles stamp.  So that would have made both ovals much bigger and would have taken up too much space.  I decided on just stamping directly on the card.  If I had known I  was going to do that, I would have given myself a little more room on the card by stamping the tree limb differently.
      That's it for me right now.  I'm going to be in GA for two weeks visiting family.  I have a friend and fellow SU demonstrator there, who I may be visiting and making cards with.  I hope I have the time.  And hopefully, I may have some new posts for you while I'm gone!

Blessings to you all,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Blossoms

 Spring is Blossoming from now through April 30th, 2011.  This is a sneak peek promotion offering products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (available July 1, 2011). You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways: 
          Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. 
          Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!      
           Here are some wonderful samples using the paper and the frames: This card is by Mary Fish.

A simple, yet elegant card by Sharon Berkart:
Another great card by Sandy McIver:
And one more elegant, simple card by Lee Conrey:

As you can see all four use the frames stamp set and two of them use the Paisely Petals paper.  I wanted you to see how you could use the frames stamp set on all different types of cards.  They are really beautiful and easy to use.  They also fit the new Designer punch.

Four Frames Stamp Set
W: item 123440 | $20.95
C: item 123442 | $15.95


 Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
item 122367 | $9.95

Think about hosting your own Spring Workshop and get your hands on these exciting, new products in April--three months before the debut of the new Idea Book & Catalog!
  Email me to book yours today!!!  

Blossoms and Blessings,