Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sue's Back!

Sue's back! Sue, her husband Scott, and grandkids had a fantastic time on their trip across the country. We're quite anxious to hear the details and see a few of the 3,000+ pics they took. Be sure to stop in tomorrow to say 'howdy' and welcome her back . . . she had fun today getting re-acquainted with the store and all of the new goodies that arrived during her absence.

I had a few moments to play around with the new Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper collection. I used the Spellbinder Rose Creations die (S5-050) for the flower petals, and Spellbinder Kaleidoscope Pendants die (S4-207) for the base of the flower petals and embossed the base with the swiss dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The color doesn't show up real well in the photo; I used a light yellow cardstock. On the top edge, I used a Martha Stewart punch. On the bottom edge, I used the edging that came from the Memory Box die "Butterfly Chain" (98129). Angel Pink Memento ink was used to lightly stamp a small flower image on the yellow cardstock. (I think I got a little 'goopy' with the card, tho, in the first run-through. That's what I love about practicing .  .  . you work with everything and then decide what works and what does not work.)

The yellow gingham ribbon is from May Arts; the ribbon
doily on top of the gingham ribbon AND the ribbon doily
underneath the flower are from Basic Grey's
Sweet Threads collection. The Basic Grey Sweet Threads
paper collection will be at the store for our birthday
party on Sunday, July 10!

The black Stonehenge paper arrived from Daniel Smith this afternoon. I hope to have it cut and at the store by Wednesday.

And from yesterday's Millsrepco's blog post featuring a card using Memory Box stamps:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

One Layer Card
"Stamp the Butterfly Shadow onto a white notecard using various colors of Memento ink. The card doesn't really look white in the photo, but trust me, it is. Then stamp the Spiral Butterfly on top of the butterfly shadows using darker colors of Memento ink. To finish the card, stamp the Happy Bee-Day saying in black Versafine ink and then added bees to the card as a filler around the butterflies. The nice thing about the Bee-Day saying is that it comes with the tiny bee on the side of the stamp.   . . .the bees so that you can see they were colored with black and yellow markers as well as a Stardust pen for sparkle. Stamps are from Memory Box."

Creativity is not a motive, it's simply an attitude of open-mindedness.
Eleanor Blair 

P.S.  I don't know what that Sunday, June 26, date posting is doing at the top right of the blog post . . . it's a cyber gremlin that I am unable to make disappear. Grrrrr!

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