Friday, May 28, 2010

It's Sketch Frenzy Friday Number 2!!

Hi Everyone:

One of the GREAT things about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is getting to hook up with other demonstrators who share your passion for stamping. As part of the Late Nite Stampers, I get to hang out with other great demonstrators and stampers who have enormous talent for this craft I love.

Recently, some of us formed a sub-group to post a sketch and samples made from that sketch every Friday. The group actually posted their first sketch and samples LAST Friday, 5/21, but due to computer circumstances beyond my control, I couldn't participate. But, being the great bunch of people they are, I have another chance to participate THIS week. Here's the template:

And here is my sample:

I am VERY happy with my sample! I used the fabulous Vintage Vogue set, which is carrying over to the new catalog in July. The cardstock colors are Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry. Inks are Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, and Pale Plum. Instead of the line of same-sized brads, I used one of the filigree brads with a larger silver colored brads from the 5/16"neutrals brad assortment. For the greeting instead of using Hodge Podge hardware, I stamped the greeting on Whisper White which I punched out with the scallop oval punch, then I backed it with a scallop oval cut out with the Movers and Shapers die for the big shot. My ribbon is the Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon.
Don't forget to check out the other Sketch Frenzy Friday blogs. You can find a list in the left sidebar under the Sketch Frenzy Friday logo OR, see my 5/27 post just below this.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Join me and a whole bunch of my stampin' friends for a fun and creatively inspirational sketch challenge every Friday! Each Friday, we will post a new sketch challenge with a matching project to inspire you! You'll want to visit all of my Sketch Frenzy Friday friends to see how they interpreted our weekly sketch!
Sketch Frenzy Friday Stampers
Angela Walters -
Brenda Taylor -
Connie Smith -
Donna Schneidtmiller -
Kathryne Knowles -
Kelli Waters -
Marisol Gutierrez -
Melinda Couden -
Nancy Legate -
Pam Browne -
Ros Davidson -
Sherry Yeager - TBD
Tami Black -
Tammy Baldwin -
Tina Taves -

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tropical Party

Here's a card I stamped tonight with a great new stamp set, Tropical Party. This set is available in the NEW Summer Mini catalog which runs from May 1 thru August 31. I also used the another stamp set in the mini--In a Word and the Island Oasis Designer Series Paper. The colors in the paper are Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, and So Saffron. I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Whisper White cardstock along with Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie Ink. Two of the flowers are stamped and cut out (my friend Mary Brown would be so proud of me!) and the third flower is cut from the DSP. I also used the Lattice embossing folder from the Summer mini on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I couldn't lay my hands on my Rose Red ribbon, so I cut a 1" wide piece of Rose Red cardstock and angled the end to look like a cut ribbon. This was so much fun to make! If you want to have fun with these stamp sets and colors, click on my Shop Online button on the left side and shop Stampin' Up!