Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Plan Your Purchases ~ Buy Smarter

Don't you just LOVE our designer series papers (DSP)?
Stampin' Up! has already done the work for us when it comes to color coordination. So, I say, let's take advantage! I have been advising some of my club members when they are looking to make purchase to buy smarter product, not more product.

Spring/Summer Catalog DSP Colors

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

For Example, the project above uses Ginger Blossom DSP. I looked at the list of what matches the coordinating paper, when making choices about what to put together on the above project. You dont need ALL 5 colors that match the DSP, but if you pick 2 or 3, you will have a great pallette of colors to play with, and end up using ALL your DSP, plus all the cardstock you have matches, instead of having 20 colors that might seem like a maze of sorts when trying to decide what to put together.

What is your next project? What do you think you will be working on? Start with a patterned paper and rather than purchase EVERY color in a combination pack, purchase 2 or 3 full packs of the colors that match that paper.

Want to step it up a bit? Add a ribbon and maybe some dimensionals and you're good to go on your next project!

If you have any questions at all about this, please let me know and I'd be happy to help you!

Happy Planning!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Open Stamp Night

We had a BLAST at open stamp night last night. There were a whole bunch of people here and we had pizza and laughed a bunch. It was most especially great because everyone was helping each other. It was just so much fun. My friend JoAnne, opened up and used some of her supplies and was so happy with the outcome.

I'M SO HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME. See what she made ~ Aren't these pretty? On this card we added some sparkle with a versamarker and Iridecent Ice on the gymnast outfit. I'm not sure if you can see it in the photo, but it's so pretty in real life!

JoAnne's second Card

Open Stamp Night

JoAnne's 3rd card
Saturday, January 19, 2008

Another Brayered Sky ~ For My Camping Buddies

This is a quick card that i made for my camping buddies. I put some of SU!'s new chunky red glitter on the fire. It may be hard to see in the photo, but it's so pretty in real life! Thanks for visiting!

Brayered Sky Technique

When I saw this card created by Michelle Zindorf, I knew I had to try this technique.

Here is my remake of her card that I did this week with my "technique junkies" group. Are you interested in a regular night out once a month? Give me a call!
Thursday, January 17, 2008

Too Foo Foo?

I really do like this new birdy set and I thought that they would look so cute giving smooches, but how much is too much? This is a little frilly, foo-foo, for me... What do you think?

This is one of the projects for my technique junkies class for tonight. thanks for looking.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Did you click on the link from my new website?

Congratulations to Joanne C. who won this basket full of stamps at the catalog open house and to those who won stamp sets in the raffle.

The winners of the raffles have been contacted and include
Brenda ~ So Many Sayings - level one hostess set
Cyndi~ level one hostess set
Keri~ level one hostess set
Debbie T ~ Christmas paper and self adhesive die cut bundle
Bonnie - word on word - level 2 hostess set
Alice - Basket full of fun - level 3 hostess set
Michele T ~ Event full - level 1 hostess set
Brenda M ~ Warmest Regards - level 1 hostess set
Dawn ~ Perfect Presentation - level 2 hostess set
Just for visiting my new website, please take $5 off any $10 "club" class at my stampin pad! You must mention this ad by January 15th to take advantage of this offer.