Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sketch Challenge Saturday 6-13 (and 6/6)

Well, I never did get last week's sketch posted so you get a two-fer this week! First, this week's sketch which can be seen here.


Stamps: Simply Said

Cardstock: Raspberry Tart DSP, Chocolate Chip, Confetti Cream

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Rose Red

Accessories: Fiskars Cutter (for scoring), Sanding Block, Vintage Brads, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon

The technique on the DSP is really fun (thank you to whoever originally posted this). You score the diamonds on the paper, then fold along each score line and sand till it's white. After that, you apply ink to the sanded fold. Really cool huh?

Okay, now for last week's sketch:


Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Shimmer White

Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft, Chocolate Chip Marker and Tangerine Tango and Summer Sun reinkers

Accessories: Clear EP. Tangerine Tango Striped ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates for Big Shot.

Again, I got the idea of putting little dots in the corner of each diamond from someone on the net. I love the way it makes it look kind of like a lattice. The technique for the flower is the popular Floating Reinkers.

So, what else have I been doing lately???? Well, I'm very excited to announce that I am teaching two classes at the Grapevine Stamp Convention in July!!!!!! One is called Texas Fold 'Em and will feature cards with fancy folds and a couple of folded embellishments. The other is a Basics class for people new to stamping. If you are in the area, I hope you'll come and take these. You can register online through

The other really fun thing I'm doing is playing Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn in "Music Man"! We are peforming it at our church this coming weekend. It's at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church in Fort Worth this coming Friday, Saturday evenings and a matinee on Sunday! Contact me for ticket info!!!!!

TTFN!!!!! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dummy me!

I lost (read accidentally deleted!) my sketch for today. As soon as I get it, I'll post it! (Ruthie blushing!) I'm working at the Great American Scrapbook show today so it'll be later this evening!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last Chance Retiring Stamp Sets/Accessories/Decor Items

I tried to get the list of Accessories to post here but the table comes out all skewed soooooo here's a link to them. Some of them are up to 50% off!!!!!! If you try to order an item online that is already out of stock, it will tell you right then. Soooooo, get those orders in as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

We also have two other great things happening in June:

During the month of June, host a $250-$399.99 workshop and get $20 in additional hostess dollars; or host a $400 workshop, and get an additional $40 in hostess dollars!

AND a NEW COUNTRY LIVING KIT!!!! It is a BBQ set and it is adorable! Use it for all your summer parties!

Spending time with family and friends can make the splendid, lazy days of summer ones you’ll always remember. With the simple and speedy projects in the Country Living™ Summer Cookout Kit (item 118070), every occasion to gather becomes a reason to celebrate!
For just $24.95, you’ll have what you need to throw a smashing summer barbecue:
• Creative invitations
• Fun food wrappers
• Customizable coasters
• And more!
So much fun!!!!! Contact me today to plan YOUR Summer Fun and find out how your can get one of my personal Last Chance sets FREE!