Saturday, July 31, 2010
First I sponged the background in Marina Mist with some accents in Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake with a little Soft Suede.
I just love the new stamp set - Plant Hope. I used markers in Old Olive and Always Artichoke - with trunks of Early Espresso and Soft Suede. Stamp once - then stamp off in the background.
After completing the forest I stamped a little white to soften the look and create swirls of snow.
You probably can't see it - but there is some Smooch Spritz and then some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make it all sparkle. It is a soft, peaceful look to go with the sentiment from the hostess set.
Granted - I would not want to make 100 of these - but it was fun making a few.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The original stamping group that Laura Kupfrian Cole started about 2 1/2 years ago got together Tuesday to do some stamping. We had so much fun but we missed our members who were not able to be there - Heather and Gayle. Barbara came late to visit and catch up with everyone.
Here are Claire, Toni and Judy showing off their new In Color ribbon. How smart for 5 people to share 3 yards each of all 5 In color ribbon.Each is working on their project. Three of us are making Tote's with a set of cards and Toni is creating two beautiful cards with the Awash with Flowers stamp set. At the end of this post is one set I had made to experiment with the tote concept. Drats - I forgot to take a picture of everyone's completed project. They all turned out nicely.
I had so much fun stamping with my buddies - I think we should do this again.
Barbara came late just to visit. Here she is inspecting Judy's project. Claire and Toni are busy with theirs.
Harold, my photographer husband had us all pose for a more formal portrait - "for the blog."
The tote is based or cased on Leslie Miller’s tutorial at http://leslierich.blogs.splitcoastst...te-n-tutorial/
and found the idea for using the Awash with Flowers stamp set at - http://papercookies.blogs.splitcoast...e-of-case-ing/
Another site to check out with this stamp set is http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...c&way=desc.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
View of Boston's Back Bay from our window table at The Top of the Hub Restaurant
This is the Parisian Cocktail napkin. I think I will try another card with this color scheme later
I used Elegant Eggplant for the card base and ribbon and added some pink to the hydrangeas. The Stamp Set is Because I Care.
This is my take on a Parisian Thank You card
Monday, July 19, 2010
The card is Old Olive. I got carried away with the smooch spritz in log cabin - but gives it a chocolate sparkle. So Saffron is the waffle and ribbon color.
http://stamping411.blogspot.com/ to see what the talented Operators and Challenge Submitters have created using this sketch.
Friday, July 2, 2010
Exciting news- the new 2010-2011 catalogs have arrived and we would love to have you come to our Open House on Thursday, July 15th between 10 and 4 to check them out. Come sip some punch, browse the new catalog, and make a card to take home using a new color. Stampin'UP! has introduced some great new colors and all sorts of new color kits and even a new "getting started color" kit that is great if you do not already own an assortment of stamp pads. See below for more details about the Getting Started kit.
This card uses one of the new hostess stamp sets "Because I Care" and a new color "Marina Mist". Come join us and you can make this card to take home. We will have different salutations so if you like, you can easily turn this into a birthday card or thank you card. This card was inspired by a Sandi MacIver post but different colors, different ribbon and a different punch were used for it.
There will even be some prizes!
Please let us know if you can come sometime on the 15th. Priscilla Grunes 781-275-0020 or Barbara Kupfrian 781-275-6351.