So....I thought I'd share some great things with you today. Three cards I designed for our 10 for 10 Club that met this past week....and then show you a club I am a part of with my upline.
5th Avenue Sparkle
I've been wanting to show the girls the FAB ways you can use glitter. So, I took out our new Sticky Cuts Sweet and the awesome Supernova Fine Glitter, and some great pattern and texture and created this:
Sizzlits leaf, Texturz small polka dots on the white layer (which you may not be able to see) and simple accents and yet its such a wow card!
Remember when the first thing we had to have was Stampin Up Pastels? It had all 48 colors, but I don't often use mine anymore! But, to create soft effects, there's really nothing better. Here we used the cool new set Branched Out.
First we stamped the tree in Basic Black, and then added some leaves (stamped once off for softer effect) in Kiwi Kiss, and then stamped in VersaMark with Regal Rose pastels dabbed and rubbed on to create that soft blossoming tree effect. I also showed the girls how to use the Texturez plate with the bark background on the Kiwi Kiss main panel layer. FANTABULOUS! I found this color combo one day as I was putting away two projects I had been working on, these three inkpads ended up being together and I thought...hmmm that looks pretty!
When I saw the new SAB Delicate Dots DSP in the Sale A Bration Catalogue I wanted to design a project around it...soft pretty springy.
Here I stamped the blossom centers and leaves on a layer of whisper white. Then on a layer of cardstock vellum layed on top of the flower layer I stamped the outlines in White Craft and embossed with White Embossing Powder. SO pretty and such a delicate soft effect! Especially with the eyelet punch border.
Now, I designed the project around the paper...which ended up not coming in time! Talk about crazy! So, I grabbed last seasons Hostess Pack of Patterns DSP in the Sahara color and you have the same palette. Sentiment is embossed too. Loving how pretty this is!
And HERE are my Cheesy Chicks!
We are (l - r): Celeste, Barb, Lorraine, Kimberly (not there that night), Kaitlin, Karen, Barb, Bev and Me.... It must have been vest night 5 of us were wearing vests, I have my nice puffy one on, perfect for winter...and yes I wear glasses :) - oh and notice my shirt...Kiwi Kiss :)
I love these women! Some of us been stamping together for over 5 years now. I first started this whole stamping LOVE in a 10 for 10 group with Susan, then became a demonstrator within the first year.
These girls are so fun, we always laugh together, and we have shared a lot in the past 5 years...the joy of births, the sorrow of deaths, the celebration of accomplishments, the fun of creativity and ALL THINGS CHEESE! Seriously, one day we discovered that at every event we shared great food, but there was always cheese. We all seem to have a love of Applewood Smoked Cheddar, or other wonderful cheesy tastiness. So we've dubbed ourselves the Cheesy Chicks! And yes, sometimes we are also a little cheesy.
So, because Susan my upline (an amazing and very successful demo, one of the top girls in Canada) is our fearless leader, one day we started teasing her that she was our "Head Cheese" - or "Cheese Head"! Celeste got the brilliant idea to order some Green Bay Packer Cheese Head material, and we presented it to her last month. It was a hoot.
She loves us :)
Recipes:5th Avenue Sparkle: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Backgrounds, Pocket Silhouettes; Ink: Tempting Turquoise; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss; Accessories: Big Shot, Leaves Sizzlit, Swiss Dots Texturz plate, Gel Pen, Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Large white brads, Dimensionals, Tab Punch, Supernova Fine Glitter, Sticky Cuts Sweet
Blossoming Branches: Stamps: Branched Out, All Holidays; Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, VersaMark; Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black; Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Plate, Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Black Brads, Circle Punches, Dimensionals, SU Pastels, daubers, Piercer
Botanical Kindness: Stamps: Botanical Blooms; Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, White Craft; Paper: Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand, Cardstock Vellum, Whisper White, Sahara Sand Patterns; Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Bashful Blue Striped Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Small Oval Punch, heat tool, Dimensionals