Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Faux Wood grain and sponging

I used Close to Cocoa as my card base.  The technique part of the card uses More Mustard cardstock and the focal point is Very Vanilla.

I used Whisper White craft ink, and Classic ink in Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.  

The stamp is from the Bronc Buster set.

I really like this technique and will be demonstrating it during our class on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Split Negative - Fifth Avenue Floral

I saw an example on Split Coast Stampers (SCS) posted by imastampin and I had to try it.  Her "Split Roses" can be found at

For this SplitNegative heat embossing Technique I used the following cardstock: Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Almost Amethyst and So Saffron.  I used Two-Step Stampin'® Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set.  I embossed the image and words with white embossing powder.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

St. Patricks Day Card

I saw the hearts turned clover by misshelenstamps at and I had to try it.
Thank you Miss Helen!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Whisper White and Delicate Dots DSP

Ink: Garden Green

Accessories: Certianly Celery Ribbon and Clear Rhinestone Brads. I also used the following punches: Full Heart, Key Tag, Small Oval and Horizontal Slot. I also used a 2 way glue pen and glitter

Techniques: Punching

Thursday, April 8, 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.  If you have any questions please let me know.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Hello Friends,

I am going to try to start "Blogging" and include some of my stamping projects and Stampin' Up specials so you only have to look at one website.  Hope this site is something that we will both benefit from.

Happy Stamping,