January 16, 2010

Mambo And Her Rich Twin

I love making the same card in different colors.  They look very different.  Obviously I added brads to the pink one, otherwise they are twins.  The pink is using melon mambo and the purple is rich razzleberry, thus the title is born!  The rich razzleberry looks brown in the photo, but I assure you it is an amazing purple shade!  These cards were very quick to put together, but took forever to cut!  This was one of the cards we made at my last class.  Hopefully, it will help entice you to sign up for my next class coming up.

I hope you have a great weekend!  Mine will be wonderful and busy!

January 15, 2010

The Love Workshop

I had a workshop this week.  We made 3 fun projects.  The hostess made tons of yummy food!  Food and crafting....I am certain life doesn't get much better!  Bandit stole our hearts in the first project.  If you look closely you can see the white gel pen we used on his heart and tail.
The next project was a little nugget purse.  Both the Bandit tag and the purse used the Big Shot two tags die.  The second photo shows the loot!  My boys were arguing over who gets to eat the chocolate out of this one.  Never mind that there are 120 more undecorated ones in a bag.  I guess that proves my theory that goodies really do taste better when they are decorated first!

Side view.

This card makes me very happy.  It is fairly simple, but still eye catching.  Unfortunately, you can't see the sparkle in the photo.  The designer paper is from the new mini and has glitter already on some of the flowers.  Then we added more shimmer by spraying the images with shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.  The edges of the love you much stamp were sponged with pretty in pink.

As always, if you have specific questions just ask.

On a side note, I still have some openings for my upcoming all occasions card class on January 29.  Let me know if you are interested.

Have a fabulous weekend!

January 6, 2010

Blogger Of The Year...

OK, so maybe not this year, but I can set my sites high for next year, right?  I kind of jumped ship the second half of 2009, but I am back!

I still have not mastered the new photo software change.  In my opinion, it not very user friendly.  I have to find the photo and put it on my desktop just to get it to my blog.  I am sure there is an easier way, but I don't know what it is.  My hubby is going to have to give me a tutorial or let me go back to my old ways!  I guess if I used it a little more often and gave you all some eye candy, I would know how to use it by now.  

Moving forward...I made this card in the midst of the craziness of the holidays.  It is using the Dasher stamp and basic brown ink.  I used white craft ink to ink the edges of the kraft paper.  I used a glue pen to make random dots on the background and on the edges of the vellum and then sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter.  

If you didn't get a Christmas card from me this year it is not because you didn't make the "list" it is because I didn't make the list!  I could bore you with lots of excuses, but I won't!

Now for exciting stuff!  Stampin' Up!  is having my favorite promotion of the year.  It is called sale-a-bration.  It is the chance for you to earn free stamps.  Who doesn't love free stuff?  For every $50 you spend you get to choose a free set, paper, or punch from the sale-a-bration catalog.  To see the fabulous catalog you can visit my website:  www.sherismith.stampinup.net or you may simply ask me for a catalog.  If you hostess a workshop and the total is at least $300 you also earn a free set.  If you would like to join my team as a demonstrator you earn another free set.  The starter kits are 15% off as well.  This is the really abbreviated version, so if you have any questions please let me know!

Have a great day!