Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Virtual Convention Anyone??

Do you like Stampin' Up! stamps? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you like to participate in fun swaps? Do you like to get hundreds of emails a day? Virtual Convention 2007 is now open and accepting new members!! :) This Yahoo Group only opens for a few months each year & is so much fun! There are swaps to do, friendship boxes to make, RAKs to send, (virtual) classes to attend, chats & pajama parties & lots more, all leading up to the new Stampin' Up! catalog that will come out in July. Join us!! It's for demos & non-demos alike, with the only stipulation being that you use SU stamps & accessories in your swaps.

Here's the link! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vc_rocks

I probably won't be blogging too much for the next few months. I'll be at virtual convention!! :)


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

$1 Fun!!

Did I mention that I had found some $1 acrylic stamp sets at Michaels?? Both of these cards are made with images from those sets. I really like them - the style is whimsical and I love that!

These cards were inspired by Kimm's challenge to stamp on colored cardstock rather than a neutral. I was definitely out of my element!! One thing that I decided I liked was to soften around the stamped image by watercoloring with my aquapainter. I'm realizing more and more that I am not a very good writer or blogger. I love to read the details on everyone else's blog, but I hate to bore people with details on mine... I'd much rather talk than write!! :) It takes all kinds, I guess!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Stamping with Yellow

Hi all! The challenge for last week for the stamping group that I'm on was to make cards using yellow. I actually found the flower center image already stamped in my scrap pile and just played around with some other scraps until I found an arrangement that I liked. :) I think I actually sold or gave away that background image... Isn't that the way it goes!! :) The cute little dragonfly on the yellow is from some sets of $1 acrylic stamps that I picked up at Michaels. I made a number of other cards with them that I really was pleased with. I'll probably be sharing them over the next little while. So... have you stamped lately? The challenge to make three cards a week has been a good one for me. And I find that I really like to make only one of a certain card at a time, rather than a bunch of the same card. I can use up more scraps that way!