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Tonight is the Stampin Addicts Meet and Greet after Convention is done for the day.  I’m so excited about the swapping that will be going on!   I’m in 2 organized swaps at this event.  I can’t wait to see what everyone else has done!

The first one is a WOW technique.  I showed you this technique before.   For this card, I used the pastel embossing technique with one of our new catalog sets, For All You Do.   Additionally,  I used one of our new DSP’s, Noveau Chic.    I love this paper!

Pastel Embossing Thank You Card

Pastel Embossing Thank You Card

Recipe:

Stamp Set-  For All You Do;  Paper – Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Noveau Chic DSP; Ink – Pastels, Sage Shadow;  Accessories – 1/2 pearl from Pretties Kit, Scallop Oval Punch, Lg Oval Punch.

I’ll post my swap for the Christmas Card Swap on Sunday!   I’m outta time – gotta get to convention!

Dawnmarie

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Yes, I’m still in Destin, FL.  Still sitting on the beach, reading a good book and relaxing with the family – and I’m going to be selfish and enjoy my vacation for 1 more day – so here’s a few more swaps to tide you over.  I promise that Sunday will be one of mine!!

Kit Richie made this card using our new Animal Stories set with Teeny Tiny Wishes. It also features our new coordinating Animal Stories designer series paper too.    Isn’t it so cute!

Kit's card

Kit's card

One more for you – and then I really have to go back to the beach.  Those waves are calling my name. . . . .

This one’s by Aniko Brewer and features the new Razzle Dazzle stamp set.   I love the window pane look she gave it.

Aniko's Card

Aniko's Card

Hope you enjoyed today’s cards.  It’s back to the beach for me!

Dawnmarie

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Last night was our local demonstrators meeting.  Between the holiday, and having company, and getting ready to be out of town again, I was a little pressed for time to create my swaps.   Luckily, my first order from the new catalog arrived just in time!

I ended up playing with the new embossing folder – Elegant Bouquet – It is so easy to use and makes a great starting point.

Elegant Bouquet Cards

Elegant Bouquet Cards

I used some of our new In colors – Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry and random sentiments from the new set Teeny Tiny wishes.  I sanded the image after embossing, and used the white gel pen to  color the centers of the flowers.   The sentiments are layered using the small oval, large oval, and scalloped oval punches.

Here’s a close up of the card to show more of the embossing detail.

Melon Mambo Happy Birthday

Melon Mambo Happy Birthday

I’ve been looking for inspiration for my convention swaps that I absolutely must get started on soon!  Convention is just a few weeks away!   One of my favorite places to look for inspiration is on my fellow demo’s blogs.   I was looking through Paula’s blog  and found this absolutely cute peaks and valley card.  I think I will definitely have to try this for one of my convention swaps!

And here’s some other projects Paula’s done that use our new products!  These are so cute, I just had to share them!

Time to get off of here and get stampin’!

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The countdown has begun to Stampin’ Up!’s 2009 Convention!   This will be my first convention so I’m incredibly excited!  We stampers love to SWAP!  I’ve been told that there will be mad swapping going on in Salt Lake City in August.  That it starts as early as when you get to the airport in your home town (if there’s any fellow SU demos flying out at the same time).   Yesterday, I realized that it’s 7 WEEKS to convention!  AUGGH!  I haven’t started my swaps yet!

We’ve been doin g alot  of work around the house lately, so I haven’t had time to stamp –  Last night, I took the evening off to start working on ideas for my convention swaps.   I like the 3 cards I made, but I don’t think I like them for convention. lol.   These cards are pretty masculine and have  a fall feel to them.

I just got the set Lovely as a Tree (LAAT) –  I know, it’s been around for ever, but I was slow to get it.  It is in the new catalog so we have it for at least another year!  All of these cards use LAAT.   The sentiments in these cards are a preview of a new set “Teeny Tiny Wishes.”   It’s a great set with greetings for most occasions – It has 24 different greetings and they AREN’T double mounted!

So here’s card number 1:

LAAT Just for You Card

LAAT Just for You Card

The background for this card is Sahara Sand.  I took the small leaf stamp from LAAT and stamped a random pattern using Chocolate Chip, More Mustand, Mellow Moss and Dusty Durango (one of our new in colors!).   The main image is stamped in Mellow Moss on Very Vanilla cs and mounted on a layer of Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip.  I used the Small, Large, and Scallop Oval punches to create the layered sentiment.  I used Mellow Moss and Chocolate Chip 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon.

Here’s card #2

LAAT Thank You Card

LAAT Thank You Card

This card uses one of our new in colors for it’s base:  Soft Suede.  Isn’t it a gorgeous brown!    The image again is from LAAT and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.   I used markers to ink the tree so that the trunk would stand out among the branches.   The trunk is soft suede (YES!  The in colors are available in Markers!!) and the branches are Old Olive  and the image is stamped on Very Vanilla.   The stamped image is layered on Old Olive and More Mustard cs.  The sentiment is stamped with Soft Suede and layered using the oval punches in card one.

Card # 3

LAAT Happy Retirement Card

LAAT Happy Retirement Card

I love this tree.  It makes me think of an old Oak tree sitting in the middle of a pasture surrounded by tall grass, and sometimes some cows wandering around.  This card shows Dusty Durango again – the ribbon is the new in color ribbon.  It’s polka dots on one side and plain on the other side, allowing it to be used for many different styles.  The tree is inked with markers, soft suede for the trunk and always artichoke for the leaves and stamped on Very Vanilla cs.  It’s layered on Dusty Durango, Always Artichoke, and More Mustard.  The base of the card is Soft Suede.   The sentiment is Dusty Durango stamped on Very Vanilla and layered on More Mustard.

That’s all for today  for something old – the set Lovely as a Tree and something new – the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes, and 2 of our new In Colors, Soft Suede and Dusty Durango!

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bon voyage blog hop

Welcome to Port of Call #12 on Stampin’ Addicts 2009 Bon Voyage Blog Hop!

Here we explore Stampin’ Up!’s really fun set Big Bold Birthday .

The first attraction at Port 12 is this wonderful scrapbook page.  The pictures are from my nephew’s 4th birthday party at a firehouse.  He and all the boys were dressed in their firemen jackets and hats.  It was sooo cute.    This page shows him blowing out the candles on his cake which is perfect for the set Big Bold Bithday!

Blowing out the Candles

Blowing out the Candles

Below is a quick run down of what I used in making this page.  Be sure to check back on Wednesday when I’ll post the facing page that coordinates with this one  and share more details on some of the little touches on the page.

Cardstock:  Barely Banana Textured cs, Ballet Blue cs, Real Red cs, Certainly Celery cs; Stamp set:  Big Bold Birthday; Ink:  Ballet Blue, Certainly Celery, Real Red,  Barely Banana, Basic Black.  Accessories:  Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch.

Our second attraction is a favor box for some lucky kid’s birthday party!   This was a lot of fun to make.  I can just imagine it filled with candy and small toys.   The card in the back has space to right each child’s name so that you can use it as a placecard as well.   On Thursday I’ll be posting the details on how to make this lovely box!

Birthday Party Favor Box

Birthday Party Favor Box

Here’s the recipe for this project:    Paper – Bashful Blue Textured cs, Whisper White cs, Brilliant Blue cs.   Ink:  YoYo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Green Galore, Real Red, Basic Black.  Stamp Set:  Big Bold Birthday, Oval All.  Accessories:  Scalloped Envelope Die,  Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch.

Our next attractions are a couple of cards using this set – It seems obvious that you can make a birthday card with the set, so I thought it would be fun to do something a little  different.  The first card is a get well card.

Balloon Get Well Soon Card

Balloon Get Well Soon Card

The Get Well Soon Card uses the following supplies:  Stamp Set – Big Bold Birthday,  Always in my thoughts.  Paper:  Certainly Celery cs, Real Red cs, Whisper White cs.  Ink:  Real Red, Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, Certainly celery.

The second card is a thank you card!   I think it’s perfect for a kid to use to say thank you for a birthday gift.

Presents Thank You Card

Presents Thank You Card

The Thank you card uses these items:  Stamp Sets – Big Bold Birthday, Fundamental Phrases.  Paper – Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Whipser White.  Ink – Certainly Celery, Ballet Blue, YoYo Yellow, Real Red.

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit here at port of call #12. Please come back after the tour is over for more information on these projects.

Sorry  the tour is over now, so the links have been removed.  I hope you enjoyed the hop!




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It’s definitely summertime here in Georgia.   I’m not sure if the fish are jumping,  but the birds are chirping and the bunny is trying sooo hard to get to my garden.  At least he hasn’t succeeded yet!   I got my first tomatoes off one of my plants yesterday, which is so exciting.  I can’t wait to eat them today.

So as our thoughts turn to summer,  so do our projects.    I made this card to swap at our last demonstrators meeting.   The goal was to make a “summery” card and I think this fits the bill.

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I’m finding I really love these two stamp sets together:  Petal Pizzazz and Flight of the Butterfly.  They seem so girly and spring/ summerish!   I’m really glad they aren’t retiring and we’ll have at least one more year to play with them!    I used the polka dot texture plate on the Rose Red Textured Card stock mounted on a Whisper White base as a foundation for the card.   The images are stamped in Bashful Blue and Rose Red, and the center of the flower is a So Saffron Brad.  I used the thank you message from Soft Summer (which is only available for purchase until June 30!) for most of the cards, and the word Giggle is from Warm Words.   I think I really like the giggle message the best – I look at the card and have to smile.

My Grandma Hill has been wanting me to send her a card, so I’m thinking she’ll get the giggle one!  I hope she likes it.

Don’t forget to stop by Saturday – Tuesday to see the projects I’m making with one  of our newly retiring set and join the fun on our tour!

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Thank you Card

Thank you Card

Here’s just a quick post to share a card that I had worked on for last weekend’s blog hop – I still haven’t been able to get it to photograph well, but  I think you get the idea.   I really love how bright and cheery it is!

Recipe:   Paper:  Apricot Appeal and Whisper White cardstock,  Rainbow Sherbert DSP;  Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, White Craft; Stamps:  Soft Summer.

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