Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June Technique : Reverse Masking

Patty's Stamping Spot is doing a June technique in reverse masking. She has a video tutorial on how to do this on her blog. This is a fun little thing to learn and really gives you more bang out of your great Stampin' Up products. 
I am going to post a picture of my take on the technique and tomorrow will hopefully have a video up to show you exactly how I made this card. And I also hope to give you a better quality photo of my project. It is late here and I have been up since 3:30 this morning. Needless to say I am running on fumes and am not quite up to par.

My Sentiment I did stamp a bit crooked. Please forgive the mistake, I will have it fixed tomorrow when I run you through the step by step process on how to create this card. 
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My First Stampin Up workshop

Today I had my first Stampin Up workshop. We had a lot of fun! It was a small intimate group but we were able to talk and use great product. I just wanted to share some photos of my set up.

These are the little gifts I made for my guests

My Display Board. It was a little bare until my Upline came and added a few things. THANKS WENDY!
Thanks to all who participated in today's workshop!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Summer Silhouettes Day 3

This card wraps up my Summer Silhouettes series on what you can do with a little. I hope you have been inspired to make the most out of your supplies.
I used:
Whisper White Cardstock
Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set
Blessings From Heaven Stamp Set
Gumball Green Stamp Pad
Raspberry Ripple Stamp Pad

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Silhouettes Day 2

Today I am using the Stampin Up stamp set Summer Silhouettes again.

I used
1 Sheet Whisper White 8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock
Primrose Petals Stamp Pad
Summer Starfruit Stamp pad
Gumball Green Stamp Pad

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Be sure to drop by tomorrow for day 3 of how a little goes a long ways to making a great card!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Silhouettes

So I just received my Stampin' Up demonstrator package today and couldn't wait to get started on the crafting. That's what it is all about anyways, right!?
I am really on this kick right now about how you can do so much with just a little. And that can be hard to remember in an age where "it seems" more is better. Let's face it, there are a TON of great crafting products out there but we just can't afford it all! I hear all the time, "I really want to paper craft but it is just so expensive.
Well in the days to come I want to show you what you can do with very little product. Starting with this little cutie.

For this card I used:

This is what I like about these products: With a stamp set there are so many possibilities. With paper, although great and sometimes you just gotta have that pretty sheet of it, once you cut into it you are done. You don't get anymore of it and that stresses me out. Sometimes I don't even use a paper I buy because I don't want it to be gone. I know I am not the only one out there who does that!!
But there are so many great stamp sets that you just gotta have too. The nice thing about them is that after you use it, it will still be there to make many more projects with.

Stamp pads: Do you know you can get multiple colors out of just one stamp pad?! Let me show you. There are many different names for this technique, I usually call it second and third generation stamping. Sometimes you can even get a fourth.

So what you do is just ink your stamp and stamp once, twice, three times or maybe even four. Very simple. For example. If you want the second color of the blue, ink your stamp, stamp it on a scratch paper and then immediately to the project you are working on. 

Well I hope you enjoyed this little post on Stampin in the Sunshine.
If you are interested in any of the product you have seen here please visit my Stampin Up store HERE.
The first person to place a $50 order will receive a free spool of riding hood red stripped grosgrain ribbon. 10yds!!