Saturday, July 9, 2011

I JUST can't BELIEVE it's almost time!

Hi stampers!  I can't believe it's almost time for Stampin' Up convention in Salt Lake City!  I'm a bit excited if you weren't aware:-)  Not only am I excited about doing our neat projects, possibly winning stuff, and learning lots but I get to meet all of my stamping "friends" in person!  I'm probably MOST excited about that!

Well, I still have a lot to do before I leave Monday night after work but I got a lot done today....although I'm still not sure how the clock says 5:00 as I JUST looked at it and it said 3;-)  I've mainly been working on swaps and my roommate gifts but I did manage to get a card done just for fun!  I'd like to do more but I have a hot date tonight...with my hubby that is, hehe.  We are going to dinner and then to see Transformers 3!  He's been neglected for my stamps as of late:-)  BUT he is making headway on our master bath shower (that he tore out months and months and months ago) so maybe I should stamp a LOT more often, hehe. 

Anyway I had the main image from this card sitting on my desk for weeks.  I got the color combo idea from some non-SU color challenge that I can't remember BUT it was basically rich razzleberry, lucky limeade, and so saffron.  Again, you can pull inspiration from ANYWHERE!  The technique was inspired by fellow demo and blogger Kimberly VanDiepen who I love!  She had a video on her blog on how to use your watercolor crayons to color directly on a solid stamp then spray with water and stamp resulting in a pretty watercolor effect!  Her video and card were the reason I ended up finally getting the Just Believe set

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Just Believe, Pursuit of Happiness
Paper:  Whisper white, rich razzleberry, so saffron, lucky limeade
Ink:  Basic black, watercolor wonder crayons
Accessories:  Modern label punch, mini brads, ruffled ribbon, linen embossing folder

And although this isn't a new set I did manage to sneak a few new things in there!  I hope my new stamps aren't jealous:-)  I LOVE the greeting and it's from the Pursuit of Happiness set.  I love the new words in the catalog!  This one pairs just perfect with the modern label punch and I love the fonts!  I also used the new mini brads which are so cute and man are they tiny!!!!  There's also some of the new in color ruffled ribbon on the left edge of the image too. That's my favorite way to use that ribbon so far!  Well I better get back to "work" on some things!  Hope you're having a great Saturday and happy stamping!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this stamp set. Your colors are so rich. I love this card! I think Pursuit of Happiness is on my wishlist. What bonus that it fits perfectly in the Decorative Label punch!


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