Saturday, February 24, 2007

Road Trip to Hobby Lobby!!!

Well I'm off today to Hobby Lobby for some much needed retail shopping therapy!! And since we don't have a Hobby Lobby in the town I live in, I have to go on a road trip. I also have my grandson for the weekend who will be coming with me.

The mission for today is to obtain a Cuttlebug. I finally decided, after seeing all the really cool samples in the SCS gallery, that I NEEDED to have on also! I tried the rolling pin and water misting technique, but I didn't like how the cardstock curled after it was dry. I didn't overly mist the paper, just enough to help loosen the fibers. I did get a really good image using the rolling pin, but you need to apply A LOT of pressure on a firm surface. I'll get a picture of the card I made and post it. Will let you know how the trip goes!

Friday, February 16, 2007

A New Adventure!

Well, here I am jumping on the blog craze! After visiting so many of my virtual stamping friend's blogs I decided, "What the heck? I'll give it a try!" And since I am an SU! demo, I thought what a great way to connect with my customers in a more interactive way near me and those farther away! Sounds like a win-win plan to me!

Seriously though, I just like to talk about rubber stamping and showing what a few stamps, some ink and paper can do to create a beautiful card and keepsake. My hope is any projects I post will give everyone some type of inspiration for creating their own projects! And isn't that what it's really all about?!

I will say right up front that 95% of the products I use to create my projects come from SU! (I am a demo remember!). My objective here is to NOT push my business. That is what my SU! website is for. But hey, if you want to take a gander over there and check it out, by all means help yourself!!

I will strive to post something at least twice a week. And some of the pictures I'll post for your inspiration will be by other designers from swaps I've been in. And if something catches your fancy, leave a comment to let me know.

The card above is using a Sell-A-Bration (SAB) set, Delight in Life. I love this set! And I love using Cool Caribbean and Black together. I also broke out my Shimmery White cardstock to add just a little "bling".

The card below is using Happy Harmony. The sayings in this set are great and make very uplifting cards.

Well enough for tonight. I'll post some more this weekend! I am looking forward to starting this new adventure with you! Visit often, especially when your stamping mojo is on vacation, and hopefully I can help you get it back!