Sunday, June 19, 2011

Week 1 at Scout camp

I survived another week at Scout camp! I met the most interesting young Scout this week, he was blind but he didn't let that stop him from doing anything that any of the seeing Scouts were doing.  My oldest boy worked on the archery range, he was impressed with this boy, he earned the Archery merit badge.  The staff would point him at a target, tell him how far away it was, he would shoot, the staff would tell him how far off he was and he would make the adjustments.  I help this scout at the Trading post and enjoyed his sunny out look on life.

Sorry that I am not sharing a card this week, for some reason I can't open my pictures.
I hope that you all have a wonderful week!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Strength and Hope

Well I survived my first week at Scout camp and have new respect for all those who have or are working at Scout camps! I made another card with the Strength and Hope stamp set.
  • The card base is Whisper White cut at 4 1/4" x 11"
  • The front is from two different packages of DSP, the Melon Mambo is from the Brights stack and the Marina Mist is from the Paisley Petals DSP.
  • A strip of Melon Mambo CS was punched on two sides with the Pinking Hearts Border punch and a strip of Whisper White CS punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch.
  • I stamped the H hope on Whisper White the H is Melon Mambo and hope with Marina Mist. I punched it out with the Postage Stamp punch and layered it onto a square of Marina Mist. It is popped up with Dimensionals.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the butterfly with Versamark and then added the new Melon Mambo Embossing powder and heated it with the Heat Gun. I stamped the butterfly a second time with Stazon onto the DSP. I cut the butterfly out and added it over the second butterfly. The last thing I did was add the Rhinestone to the butterfly.
So I will be back from Scout camp in a week and will add another card then. So I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

On the Grow with Swirls and Curls Verses

Here is a card using two stamp sets from the Summer Mini catalog
The image is from On the Grow. The phrase is from the Hostess set called Swirls and Curls Verses.
  • The card base is Pacific Point
  • On the Whisper White I stamped Thinking of you in Melon Mambo, then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots folder and added it to the card base.
  • I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Stazon. I colored the flowers Melon Mambo and the leaves Pear Pizzazz. The Jar is Pacific Point and the shadow is Tempting Turquoise. I used markers and an Aqua Painter.
  • The image is layered onto Melon Mambo then onto Pacific Point and then it was added to the card front.
SO for the summer my posts will not be as often, I have taken a job at a nearby Boy Scout Camp and will be working for the next two months, I will be back on week ends and checking my emails each night so I will try to keep everyone up to date.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Retired lists are here- June is the last chance before they are gone!

Here are the last chance stamp sets (this list is good until the end of June): http://www.stampinup.net/uploads/fckeditor/stampinup/File/june_2011/LastChanceStamps_0611_US.pdf
If a stamp set is listed it is being retired, FRA ESP just means that all languages are being retired
Last chance Definitely Decorative: http://www.stampinup.net/uploads/fckeditor/stampinup/File/june_2011/DefDecorativeUS.pdf
While they last accessories:
http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=799
The 12" x 12" paper is being reconfigured, they will no longer be combines smooth and textured.
The watercolor paper is changing size it will be 6" x 9"
Let me know if you need to order anything!
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