Tuesday, May 8, 2012


       Yea!  I got my new goodies today!  As a demonstrator, I get to look at the new catalog and can pre-order some of the new stamps and stuff early so as to get some ideas of cards we can make and fun projects to do.  If that sounds like fun to you and you would like to make some extra money on the side, then join me and StampinUp! and have fun doing what YOU love!

Been getting things ready for my grandkids coming this weekend.  Cleaned out the pond and will get the fountain going soon.  Will texture the wall tomorrow and then can start painting!

Here are some cards I made a while back with the in colors that will be retiring at the end of this month.  They are very simple, but look nice.  The base is whisper white cs 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 folded in half.  The DSP strip in the middle is 2" by 5 1/2".  It is from the Patterns DSP paper pack (pg 186).  I then stamped my chosen design (I used Lovely as A Tree and retired set, Watercolor Trio)  with the coordinating color and stamped a greeting below.  Then cut it out and used the ticket punch on the corners.  Then I would cut the CS of the same color 1/4" larger  so as to have a nice frame.  On several I used the coordinating ribbon and put it down the middle.  Then I adhered the picture to the frame CS and adhered that with dimensionals over the ribbon and DSP strip.  TA-DAH!  Card all done!  Of course, you might want to do something inside.  I would ink my image, then stamp it on a scrap piece then stamp it on the inside of the card.  I like doing this as it gives some pretty without being too overwhelming, especially with the brighter colors.  But maybe you like that look, bold and beautiful!  However you finish your card, have fun doing it and  send it to someone you love.  

Until next time, take care and have a good day!

Jeannie B

PS.  Maybe I can get some stamping in tomorrow with the new stuff and show you.  I can show projects, but not the items or catalog,... yet.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty cards. I'm sorry to see Concord Crush retire. I love using it with Wisteria Wonder. Enjoy the visit.