Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Miss me?


I missed a few days posting here due to family crazies and a subtle stomach flu that has me feeling less than great. I was feeling better this morning, til I saw the mess that had accumulated for me. sigh,...
I have also been figuring out what to make for my Stampin' Up! convention swaps. Here are a few of the rough drafts I came up with. I'll probably make 10 or so and pick my favorites for my swaps. Let me know what you think!
This first one uses chocolate chip and close to cocoa cardstock for the card base. I stamped the print patterns (retiring so, obviously won't be using that on the swaps) with Versamark on the cocoa and then layered a piece of celery designer paper on that. The scallop is made with the new Stampin' Up! scallop border punch. This thing is SO awesome!! Totally easy to use! I stamped the bird from Always with celery and colored it in with markers. The words are rubons added to a chipboard swirl. I added a celery ribbon and a pink rhinestone to the chipboard to finish it off.

The next one also uses chocolate chip cardstock. I stamped the words (new from the new catalog!!) with Vanilla and the heart in chocolate chip and cameo coral and layered them. Pretty straight forward, but I love the look!
I have lots of new colors and goodies to use, so I will be playing again tonight.
In other news, I signed up for Weight Watchers today. If you are a member too, let me know! We can work together!

5 comments:

Michelle Tweedy said...

I love, love, love the bird one. That stamps is such a fave of mine. Congrats on your decision to jump on the WW bandwagon. I have not regretted it a bit since I joined. What do you have to lose?...besides weight!!

Marcia said...

These are great cards, love what you have done with the bird.

Gina Wrona said...

Very, very nice!

Whoever you swap w/will be very, very lucky to get them.

((hugs))
Gina

Jamie Martin said...

Wow, love the cards the color combos are perfect :)

Anonymous said...

Love both cards but especially the bird one (just adore that bird!).
Everything about it is so pretty. ej