summer mini 2011

One of my convention swaps!

 

Hey everyone,

I know it has been so long since I have posted. Too much going on here in my personal life (in the process of getting divorced). I am excited to be leaving for Salt Lake City tomorrow though for the Stampin Up convention! I am so happy to get away for a girl's week with all of my stamping friends from all over the country. It is such a blast! Here is one of the swaps I am taking this year. Thanks to a couple of my great downline for helping me make them. I have had so much wonderful support from all of my friends here. This set  (fabulous florets) is from the Summer mini but it is also in the brand new catalog. I used daffodil delight and pacific point for the main colors. I hope you all have a fabulous week. I know I will!

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Strength and Hope

A few weeks ago I went to visit my good friend Kimberly Van Diepen and we made this card together.  I love stamping with her because she can come up with a gorgeous card right off the top of her head.  What I wouldn't give for that talent. I showed her how to die the flowers and she pretty much did the rest of the card (she is definitely the more creative one!) I love this new stamp set which is in the Stampin Up Summer mini catalog. Stampin Up will donate $2 from the sale of each set to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So, you will not only get a gorgeous stamp set, but you will also be making a donation to a worthy cause.

Here is a close up of the key elements. We used the ribbon rosettes and you put them in a little plastic container filled about half way with water and about 5 drops of the reinker color of your choice. For this one, we used the blushing bride reinker. Just drop it in for a few seconds and then let it dry face up on a paper towel for about 30 minutes. The butterfly is done with the rock and roll technique. We stamped it in blushing bride and then rolled the edges n peach parfait. The background paper is the new Paisley Petals which is on special this month. We added a little shimmer spray to the finished card to give it that extra wow factor.

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