Friday, April 30, 2010

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately - I've needed a couple sympathy cards. These are always hard for me to make because of the emotions behind the reason for them.

This particular card was for my neighbor whose husband passed away. He was quite young and left behind his wife and 3 kids. They have sinced moved back to where her family lives and we miss seeing them around.

Sorry for the photo quality - I couldn't get a good picture no matter what I tried.

I stamped the Upsy Daisy flowers in Almost Amethyst and gently tapped it in Elegant Eggplant. Somewhat of Rock-n-Roll, but not to the full extent. I gently sponged the Almost Amethyst around the edge of the stamped piece.

I have plenty to share with you - it is just finding the time to get the pictures loaded and corrected. So, be sure to check back because I may just surprise you with more regular posts!!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Thoughts and Prayers
CS: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant, WW
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant
Other: Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Square Bigz Die, Stamping Sponge

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back again!!

Stampin' Hugs,

Thursday, April 29, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #93

It's Thursday, so you know what that's Inspiration Challenge over on the UDI Blog. Below is the bright inspirational picture we were to use. Well, of course, this is right up my alley with the flowers!

Pretty obvious what I used for my inspiration, but just in case....I went with FLOWERS! :) I also added the grass amongst my flowers.

Things to Note:
-- I sponged the olive on the bottom of the stamped flower piece to shade in some for grass
-- I sponged around the greeting
-- En Francais was stamped tone-on-tone (Crushed Curry on Crushed Curry)

So, wondering what set this is?? It is a brand new set that will be released in the new SU! catalog - Awash with Flowers. It is a two-step set floral set. It is available through the end of April for order. After the 30th, it won't be available again until July.

Stamp Sets: Awash with Flowers, Inspired by Nature, Teeny Tiny Wishes, En Francais Background
CS: WW, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Ink: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive Black Stazon
Other: Stamping Sponge, Modern Label Punch, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads (Yellow), Stampin' Dimensionals

Be sure to make a stop over at the UDI Blog to see what the other team members created!!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Hope you enjoyed today's share and come back!!

Stampin' Hugs,

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #92
Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I started a new job and it has me drained by the time I get home. I love it and am having fun, but it is early and longer hours than I was working before.

Anyway - on to the good stuff! This week's challenge was a bright and fresh picture. Reminds me of a beach cottage room.
I went with the white and blue color scheme for my card. I actually CASEd this card from another stamper. I only changed the stamp set. When I saw the inspiration picture and was scanning for a sketch to use, I came across the card and knew it would be perfect!

The coloring is off in the picture, but where it looks like a 'tinted blue' - that is really Whisper White card stock.

Things to note:
-- stamped the image and greeting in Craft Black ink
-- embossed with Black Embossing Powder
-- the butterflies are up on dimensionals

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: WW, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Craft Black
Other: Black Embossing Powder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!! Be sure to check out the UDI Blog to see what the other Inspiration Team Members came up with!

Stampin' Hugs,

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Are You Convention Bound?

Going to Stampin' Up! Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah? ... think about this :)

Prizes, prizes, and more prizes!!!!

Late Night Stampers... WANTS YOU!!!

If you are going to Stampin' Up! Convention this year, 2010, consider going early. Join the Late Night Stampers -- which is FREE! -- and join us at the following pre-Convention events. Love them!

Learn more about joining HERE or copy and paste:

Plan to attend Stampin Up Convention 2010 with us on July 21-24, 2010 at Salt Lake City, Utah!

OUR LNS events start on Monday July 19th and end on Saturday July 24th with Patsy's WOW
event after convention is over.

$180 gives you the "I want it all package"
or you can pick from the events below

Send your payment to using pay pal
or mail a check to
Sherrill Graff
605 Kendrick Place
Boulder City NV 89005
if you are sending a check e-mail me and let me know so I can hold your spot.

Monday July 19th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 FULL
we supply everything except adhesive
Monday Stamp Camp projects are the same on both days

Monday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

Monday Night 7 PM WOWevent by Tami $10 OPEN
we need 3 more wow demonstrators to show their stuff. please e-mail ASAP
bring your camera and a note pad
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.
all at the Radisson

Tuesday July 20th will be a 8:30 AM stamp camp 8 great projects $90 OPEN

followed by a Tuesday 2 PM shoe box swap $35 FULL
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest

then the Tuesday Night 7 PM Reunion party 3 fun projects$35 FULL
we supply everything except adhesive all at the Radisson

Wednesday July 21 Anything New Swap 75+1 at the Radisson behind Convention on sign in day

Wednesday Sign In Day 2pm-4pm Shoe Box Swap Hosted by Mary and Brenda $35 OPEN
please bring a project to share with 6 people and a finished project to enter into the contest
at the Radisson

then a Saturday July 24th 6 PM WOW event by Patsy $10 OPEN
bring your camera and a note pad
at the Radisson
the WOW demonstrations are different on both days.

All events have prizes and give-a-ways.

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stampin' Up!'s Color Renovation

Stampin' Up! is releasing 5 BRAND NEW COLORS and bringing BACK 10 of the retired In Colors!! I am really excited about this!!!!

As of July, (with the new catalog), here is what our color collection will be: These wonderful new color collections will be available to everyone with the new Stampin' Up! catalog in July .... AND if you are a DEMONSTRATOR you get to order them early!!!!! (not a demonstrator yet? Contact me TODAY to learn how you can join my team!)

For me, stamping is about color... so I am excited about having NEW COLORS to play with !!!

We will also get 5 new In Colors in the new catalog, too !!!!

5 NEW COLORS (see chart above): Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

10 RETURNING IN COLORS (see chart above): Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi

While I'll miss some of the colors (Mellow Moss!!!!) - it'll be nice and refreshing to see some different color combinations. Below are the colors that will be bidding us farewell - so be sure to stock up before it's too late. You can contact me or go to my website to order direct HERE. Once there, click on the SHOP NOW link.

So - what do you think? Let me know!!

Stampin' Hugs,

Thursday, April 01, 2010

UDI Inspiration Challenge #89

Another challenge has been issued to us this week. Below is my take on it. I actually CASEd the layout of the card from another stamper (I apologize because I don't remember who). When I find out who - I'll edit my post.

Things to Note:
-- the bottom right piece is popped up on dimensionals
-- each stamped piece is layered on a square of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Here is the picture we were given for inspiration. I went with the flower aspect - I know easy way out. :)
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
CS: Melon Mambo, WW, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Other: 1/16" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1 1/4 Square Punch, 1 3/8 Square Punch, Flower Brad

Be sure to stop by the UDI Blog to see what the other design team created!!

Stampin' Hugs,