Monday, March 14, 2011

What can you do with the New Build a Blossom PUNCH??

Hi Stampers:

We'll it has come to an end of my days off for me.  Back to the grind tomorrow.  I thought I'd post a couple of cards for your viewing as it may be a few day again before the next.  Remember Stampers - there is only a little time left before Sale - a - bration is over, March 31st last day for you to earn FREE STAMPS sets.  You  know the Build a blossom punch and the Build a blossom stamp set is also only available until April 30th.  That's the end of this mini and the Summer Mini will be out the 1st of MAY!  SO think hard and fast if you want anything.

I will post a couple of cards I've completed using the Blossom Petal Punch, and honestly, it's well worth it.  You can decorate you craft projects with so many kinds of flowers, in so many different ways, you won't know what to start with.  Best thing about punches are, you never run out of them, you just keeping making more flowers.

I am still working on my Daughters wedding invites.  She has decided she would like something more fall looking, and very simple.  Here's my next idea for her.  Maybe this will make the pick!!

Until later Stampers, keep stampin!!!

 This is simply made using the Blossom Petals Punch and Stampin' Up! paper.  Sponged a little ink around the tops of the petals and walla!!

And here's another using different parts of the punch.  When you use different parts or petals of the punch of course you will get a different looking flower.  I'm very impressed how easily this works and how substantial the flowers are.

Here's the last one for your viewing.  Now all these cards are from a class I ordered, and perhaps it may be one you are all interested in.  We have April and May booked - but June is wide open.  If there is enough interest in these cards, there is another one and a matching purse you haven't seen, we could do it as a class in JUNE!!!  Leave your answer in the comments, or e-mail me and let me know.

OK - now for the next trail Wedding invite:  Here you go Chrystal, what do you think???

I think I'm really liking it, - CLEAN - SIMPLE  -  ELEGANT - AND FALLISH !!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Yes! It is a new entery!

Hi Stampers,

I know, it's actually a month since I've been able to get anything posted.  I had to finish my year ends first and finally I see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I have had a couple of classes in between  this and the last posting, but not been able to update the blog.  I have a couple of entries for you today.

My daughter is getting married this year!  Yes, August 20th, here in our back yard.  Guess she's following in her Mother's foot steps.  OK, well I doubt that, but the big event , OK well small event is happening here on the farm.  So first things first, we needed to have an invite.  Of course she barley got it out of her mouth when I said " would you like me to make the wedding invitations for you? ".   Now, since things are going to be very casual, family barbecue after, I didn't want to get to crazy with the invite.  I am happy with it, hopefully she is as I am posting it on the blog.

Here is the front of the card.  They'll be a few changes, like the you're invited.  It was the only one I had, and I think I would like another with out the ! at the end.  I embossed the back ground with white embossing powder and the Elements of Style stamp set.  This is such a versatile set and really fun to use.

You will see in the next photo that I used a piece of vellum from SU and printed the itinerary for the day on it.  But although it is hard to see I put another stamp underneath the Vellum which is  from the Hostess Set : Northern Hearts.  It is only meant to peek through the vellum.

vellum insert also, guess I have spelled Dennis name wrong!  Whoops !!


This is just a quick view of the front of the card.  Even though the butter fly is popped up, it can easily be mailed and will pop up again after the card is opened.

As some of you know I've been playing with a new medium called : Copic Markers.  I have a photo of a card I just did this morning which I'm quite happy with.  Copics are a alcohol based marker and different than the Stampi' Up! markers we are used to.  I'm always wanting to try new things, but I must say I do love these.  They blend wonderfully, and as I get better I will post some more.  Practice, practice is what I am told.  Now, who doesn't mind that when its what you love to DO!

Well that's it for now Stampers.  I will try not to wait a month before the next posting - promise.