Thursday, July 31, 2008

Convention Swap

I am at the Stampin' Up! annual convention in Salt Lake City. Actually I am in my living room getting ready to leave for convention tomorrow. I am going to set this to auto post on July 31st. Hopefully it will work!

This is one of my swaps for convention. Way too involved! But I like the way it turned out. I realized when I was printing out the recipe that I used a bit of ribbon from the last mini. Hopefully it will be in the new catty. I will tell everyone before I swap, so they know it has something expired, if it's not in the new catty. I hope it is, because I like that polytwill ribbon.

I used the new scallop edge punch and a new set we were able to preorder, Dreams du Jour. Ii watercolored the image with reinkers, then embossed it twice with Iridescent Ice EP. I didn't like it just embossed once, so I tried it again and liked the effect.

The DP is the new Bella Rose. New In Colors are Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, and Pink Pirouette. I don't know if you can tell, but I used Versamark and the butterfly in the set on the Baja Breeze background.

I made the pink flower by repeatedly curling a piece of pink cardstock over the edge of a ruler until I had broken the fibers and I could separate the layers of paper. Then I used the Boho Blossom punch to make my own paper flowers.

Hope you enjoy the weekend! See you when I get back! Thanks for visiting.

Edited on 8-7-08 to add the full photo. I didn't even realize it wasn't there! Sorry!

Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Ink: Black Stazon; Versamark; Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, and Baja Breeze reinkers.
Paper: Bella Rose DSP,
Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Confetti White
Extras: Iridescent Ice EP, Scallop Edge, Boho Blossoms, and large oval punches, Old Olive Polytwill ribbon, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Pretties Kit.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Brady Boy Wedding

We went to a lovely wedding on Monday night. It was a wedding uniting two families with 3 boys each. There ages are 18, 17, 15, 13,13, and 11. It was a beautiful ceremony; each boy lit a candle in a seven candle array and the parents then lit the final one together. Very touching.

We decided to give them a gift card, so I made a holder with a very cool inside. I found it on SCS, and I tried to find the blog that I used for the tutorial, but I apparently lost the link. I will try to update with the dimensions.

I used Blush Blossom card stock to make the holder, and River Rock for the ink and mat. I used a clear Spica glitter pen to trace over all of the swirls. You can see that in the second photo.

There is really very little stamping here. I did use the retired Damask background from SU for the inside, since it seemed rather plain when I went to sign it. You can see that in the last picture.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Illuminations, Damask both by SU!
Ink: River Rock, Blush Blossom
Paper: Blush Blossom, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Extras: Pink rhinestones, Spica clear glitter pen, Word Window and 3/4" punches, pink satin ribbon

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cakeabella for Tori

A few weeks ago I mentioned about a day of stamping with friends. Patti had some Bella stamps. This one is Cakeabella, and I watercolored her with Twinkling H2Os. I used a little Prismacolor pencil in a brown shade to add a little color to her hair. She was a little too blond for my liking. I blended it with a colorless blender pencil.

The ribbon, flower, and most of the bling were all part of a blog candy I won from Patti a few months ago. The bling on the cake was from a clearance scrapbooking find at Target.

Tomorrow is my oldest great niece's birthday. She will be 17. I hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend.

Happy Birthday Tori!

Stamps: Cakeabella, SU Small Script
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Cool Caribbean, watercolor, Retired SU DP
Extras: wide grosgrain ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Twinkling H2Os, rhinestone stickers, fabric flower, Spica glitter pens, scallop edge scissors.

Friday, July 4, 2008

A Star Spangled Birthday

Happy 232nd birthday to our nation, and happy 23rd birthday to my son, Scott!

I made this birthday card for my son, but I didn't put any sentiment on it. I thought the flag said it all. He is on vacation this week in our nation's capitol, so he will see some spectacular fireworks tonight. As a kid he always thought they were just part of his birthday celebration!

The stamp I used is an old Peddler's Pack stamp. I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color the image. The fireworks were colored in with Spica glitter markers.

Happy Birthday Scott! Happy Birthday America!

Stamps: Peddler's Pack
Ink: Stazon Black
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy, all SU, PTI Stamper's Select
Extras: Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Spica Glitter Pens