Thursday, April 29, 2010

Decorative Tiles

These are so much fun to make!  I will be having a class to make these May 13.  There are two sessions.  9:30am and 7pm.  RSVP by May 11.  Cost is $10. Ribbon is included.  Pretties Kit items and stand not included.

This tile uses the Very Vintage Wheel and the Elegant Trio Stencil.  Inks are Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy and More Mustard.

This tile uses the elements of Style set and Mostly Vintage Stencils.  Inks are Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red.  Gold Glow Smooch Spritz was also used.

Other colors and images are available to use.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Jaclyn and Her Friends!

This past week I had the privilege of teaching Jaclyn and her friends downtown at the Park Trade Center.  They go there to do all different sorts of art projects.  What a fabulous couple of groups!  I forgot my camera and the teacher is supposed to be sending me pictures of them.  But here are the cards that they made.

This first card we embossed the Elegant Bouquet Folder through the Big Shot.  Boy did they all love that!!!  Then we used the pastels and a cotton ball to add color.  The sentiment is from All Holidays and inked with Basic Gray.

This card we used tone on tone. Real Red ink on Real Red Cardstock.  Night of Navy ink on Night of Navy Cardstock.  Stamped the star in Night of Navy on Whisper White and punched out with the Large Star Punch.  The sets used were July Fourth and the Red, White & Blue Jumbo Wheel.

This last card is my favorite!  We randomly stamped the swirl image with Close to Cocoa on Kraft. Then sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa.   The hummingbird is stamped with Ballet Blue.  We used Dazzling Diamonds and the 2-way Glue Pen wherever we wanted!!!  LOL  Everyone, even the men loved the Dazzling Diamonds. 

What a pleasure it was to work with 2 different classes.  They were just a great group to work with and I will hopefully be able to do this again.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stampin' Up! - Color Renovation

Stampin' Up! is having a Color Renovation and it is EXCITING!!!!!  They are revamping and this is what they are doing.  There will be 40 Core Colors.  These 40 colors include some colors we currently have, 3 current In Colors and some old In Colors they are bringing back and 5 brand new colors.  This Renovation takes place with the new 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog in July.

Brights Collection: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Real Red

Neutrals Collection: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black

Regals Collection: Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Bravo Burgundy

Subtles Collection: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, So Saffron

The 5 BRAND NEW colors are Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight.  The Kraft Cardstock is being renamed Crumb Cake and will become a color with a pad, cardstock, marker etc.

The In Colors staying or returning are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze and Wild Wasabi

There will be 5 New In Colors introduced this July also that will have a 2 year lifespan.  These new In Colors will be Blushing Bride, Concord Grape, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzaz and Poppy Parade.  There will be another 5 new In Colors NEXT July. 

The colors that will be retiring in June are:  Glorious Green, Green Galore, Gable Green, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Brilliant Blue, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Summer Sun, Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Taken with Teal, Handsome Hunter, Pale Plum, Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Sage Shadow, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace, Basic Brown, Going Gray

This is all a lot of new news.  I am excited and hope you are too.  WOOOOHOOOOOO!  If you have any questions let me know.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jaclyn's Card for Elise

Elise will be celebrating her 6th birthday next week and Jaclyn made this card for her.  She watercolored the cardbase at YAP.  She LOVES to watercolor.  Then when she got home she stamped the flower and the happy birthday.  Didn't she do a wonderful job!?

All images ©Stampin' Up!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April WICKED Challenges

HOLY COW!!! I just have to say all of this again. I am sooooo excited to tell you that I am the April WICKED Demo over on SCS! In the Stampin' Up! Demo world on SCS WICKED means: Wonderfully Inspiring Challenges Keep Educating Demos!

The challenges are now listed for demonstrators over on SCS. Here are the challenges for all of you to see.
The first challenge was to use stencils. If you don't have a stencil you can make one with a punch. I have 2 samples. One with a stencil and one with a punch for you to see. Right now stencils are my favorite thing.

This first card was made using Elegant Trio Stencils.
Stamp set: Well Scripted, French Filigree Background
Pads: Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Shimmery White
Accessories: Scallop Oval and Wide Oval Punches, Elegant Trio Stencils, Satin Ribbon

This card was done with using the 2 step Bird Punch as the stencil.
Sets: Tiny Tags, French Filigree Background
Pads: Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Shimmery White
Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon, 2 step Bird Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch

The next challenge was to make a Mother's Day card and a Father's Day card using the same layout.

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage, All Holidays, Well Scripted
Pads: Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Cardstock: Kraft, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies, Pretties Kit, Satin Ribbon

Stamp Sets: Le Jardin Botanique, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded Background
Pads: Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Cardstock: Kraft, Old Olive, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Marker, Linen Thread, Vintage Brads

The last challenge was to make a Patriotic Card! Celebrate our freedom and make a 4th of July, honor our troops, I love the USA, God Bless the USA, anything that celebrates our country.
Stamp Sets: Celebrate Everything, Service & Sacrifice
Pads: Versamark, white Kraft
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, Shimmery White
Accessories: Timeless Type Alphabet Sizzlet, White Brads, Navy 1/4 grosgrain, Bravo Burgundy 5/8 grosgrain, White Taffeta, clear and gold embossing powder
Everything ©Stampin' Up!

Happy WICKED April Fool's Day!!!

HOLY COW!!! I am sooooo excited to tell you that I am the April WICKED Demo over on SCS! In the Stampin' Up! Demo world on SCS WICKED means: Wonderfully Inspiring Challenges Keep Educating Demos! Being that it is April Fool's Day, things have not gone smoothly. I have had computer issues this morning. So, as soon as it is up, I will share the challenges that I have come up with.