Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Stamp Sets Looking for Happy Homes...

These poor sets are just getting neglected here and need new homes... I have linked them to the gallery (when available) so you can see the sets in action - just click the set's name. To the best of my knowledge, these are all retired and are for sale according to SU policy ~ if I have made a mistake, please let me know!! It wouldn't be the first time! Here we go...

All Natural $10 -PENDING
All the Best $12
Aquaria NUM (one stamp mounted, used once) $12
Beautiful Batik $15
Birthday Memos $20 (sentiment set)
Bodacious Bouquet $22
Crayon Cuties $12 - PENDING
Fantastic Foliage NUM $15
Fresh Fruits NUM (one stamp mounted, used once) $20
From the Garden $10 -PENDING
Fruity Phrases $10 -SOLD
Gently Falling $8
Girlfriends $14
Girlfriends Accessories $12
Happy Thoughts $8
Holiday Print bg $15
Holiday Woodcuts $14 -PENDING
Lexicon of Love $8 - PENDING
Love Ya Bunches $12
Made From Scratch $8
Merci $8
Occasionally $12
Painted Garden $10
Reverse Prints NUM $10
Season’s Greetings $24 (sentiment set)
Seasonal Solids $14
Shapes & Shadows $18
Sidekick Sayings NUM $12 - PENDING
Simple Shapes $14
Stars & Swirls (well-loved) $6
Suitable for Framing $12
Sweet & Sassy $10
Tagger’s Dozen SU Trade Only-current (Never used)
Tassel Time $12 - SOLD
The World Over $8 - PENDING
Travel Post $18 - SOLD
Wishes Awash $10 -PENDING
Wishing You $10
Word by Word bg $15

Designer Series Paper packs:
Outlaw (2) $10 - SOLD/PENDING

Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Sneaky Peek...

I got some of my preordered stamp sets - 'cause you know the NEW CATALOG will be available on August 11th. Woot woot!!! Anyhoo... this is a set called Window Dressing. I have to admit it, I really hated it at first. WHY?! WHY did I EVER think this was worthwhile to buy? Then I talked to Vamp, and we brainstormed some great ideas for this little window. This is my first brainchild-attempt... granted, the composition leaves a lot to be desired, but my concentration was on the window. I have to admit, artistically speaking, that window came out pretty darn good! As the *incomparable* Jan Tinklenberg would say - YILM! (Yes, I love myself!) Every time I come up with something I like, I see her "YILM" in my little mind's eye! {If you haven't seen her blog yet, you must! She is very much *incomparable*!}

I masked the stuffin' out of this one... I masked out the window and added the girl, then masked her, and added the chair with the moving paraphernalia onto that! phew...

I think the window looks good. What do you think?

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Serious Blog candy here!

Stamping Sister Shaz, phew, is offering up some major candy... check out our favorite Funky Fairy here: funkyfairyinspirations: FABBY BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Saffron Chef ~ Voila!

This is the other project I am doing at Stamp Club on Thursday... this one will have Fake, or "Faux" since this post is French-themed, Watercoloring and Paper Piecing. These techniques are pretty self explanatory: we will kinda-sorta watercolor and also piece portions of different papers together to get a funky look, which I LOVE! I haven't come up with a catchy (or kitschy, with me it is pretty much interchangeable!) name for this card, but I have come to love the chef as Chef Charles... channel Inspector Clousseau (or Celine Dion) and pronounce it Sheff Shaaaaarl. Yep. He's my pal. There are so many ways to play around with him! He's a jovial little fella, for sure! The first course is Chef en Saffron, and the second is Chef en Plum. Isn't he just tres magnifique?! And yes, he is very comfortable with his feminine side! :)

Pick a Perfect Plum Petal, Certainly!

So I was creating a project or two for my Stamp Club happenin' this Thursday... and I decided on Paper Piecing, Faux Watercoloring and Masking for my techniques demonstration. See, I have this amazing group of stampers - almost all of this Club is brand new to stamping (well, they were before I got a hold of them!) and, Geez Louise, they picked up the nuances SO quickly! I instantly became a bad teacher... we sailed right over the basics! And, that's why we are masking. It's such a simple technique that changes the whole feel of your project. That's what I did with this first project - I call it my Pick a Perfect Plum Petal, Certainly! (P4C, for short) card. To be honest, it's very similar to one I saw on SCS, and am again guilty of not writing down the original creator (you are brilliant!). I think that the colors caught my eye above all else - Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery are smokin' together! I did switch up the composition a bit, but overall, I am happy with this one, and I hope the 'Clubbers' are, too!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Vamp is back in Blog-land!

  Hooray!!!  I am so excited!  Here's her new blog address if you haven't seen it yet: Stamp Happens!  Now I really need to get back in the game...  can't be outdone!  :)   Welcome back, Sistah!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

And a "Birthday Tilda" too!

I have a huge confession to make - buried deep in my piles of mail from my vacation - look what I found!!  Another card from  my Stamping-Blogging sister, Tracey, over in the United Kingdom!!  WOW!  Isn't she cute?!  Check out the pink-polka dotted Uggs!  She rocks them, too - I want a pair!     This stamp is one of the ever-mentioned Tildas that are so popular across the pond... How long do you think it will take until we are obsessed with them over here?   I saw a DARLING little boy Rock-star a bit ago -  these are CUTIE PETOOTIE! 

P1010416 THANK YOU Tracey!  I love this card!  You are so sweet!  Thanks!!!!

Happy Stampin'!



Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Birthday Bella!

Look at this super cool Bella birthday card that Bee sent me ALL THE WAY from the UK!! Thank you so much, Bee! I love this card!! You are so sweet - thank you very, very much, "Sistah"! MWAH

Back to Reality...

Wow - was Jamaica as awesomely RAD as I remember it?  That's a big YEPPERS!  I am having such an unbelievably hard time readjusting to the 'real' world, it is bordering on comical! 

Anyhoo, I was forced to get my stampin' on because I have a Stamp Club to prep for.  I want to use the Fresh Cuts and die-cut cards to show quick and elegant, quick and playful and any other "quick and" combo you can think of!   So, these aren't really earth-shattering (wait until I get my next shipment - I have a couple really cute ideas a-brewin'!) but, let's be honest... it is all I have stamped since the beginning of June!  Looks like I will be running on Island Time with my stamping, too! Yah Man!

Enough squawking... here are my first of many samples to have by our Stamp Club gathering on the 17th:

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Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!