Sunday, November 7, 2010
Well, needless to say I'm finding it harder to keep up with my blogging. However, I have been stamping! I want to share with you some of the projects I've done in 2010 to get your creative juices flowing again. :) If you haven't checked out Stampin' Up's new colors you really need too. They are brilliant! I was bummed at first because I'd grown really fond of the traditional color families but once I dug into the new catalog and filed all the new colors I realized how much I loved them! And some of them are old "In Colors" so I really only needed to purchase 5 new colors to make my families complete! That was a very nice surprise! There is also a "new color kit" for the marker set. Those of us that invested in the full set will be happy to hear we can keep our caddy's in tact by just ordering the New Color upgrade! :)
Don't forget that Sale A Bration is right after the holidays so start preparing for any hostess parties or catalog parties you might want to have. I have lots of projects up my sleeve that I can share with you and your friends!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
This is a ribbon technique we did for another Stampers Ten monthly project. Here are the directions. Let me know if you have any questions or need a demo!
1. You take a scrap piece of card stock for the base of your rose.
2. You then run layers of sticky strip horizontally (just a couple inches for this size rose) and back to back to create a solid sticky base.
3. Then cut a piece of ribbon. The size rose I made was about 10 inches of ribbon but you can do any size.
4. Stick one end at the center of your sticky base. It will stick to the sticky strip and will be the center of your rose.
5. Begin twirling your ribbon just like you would twirl a piece of your hair. Twirl it tight at the end and press the ribbon down next to the center piece.
6. Continue to twirl and press in a circle.
7. As you go around with this twirl and press technique your rose will grow.
8. When your rose is the desired size, just snip off the end and twirl until there is only one small piece left to tuck up under another part of the rose. Press and the end will stick
9. Your Ribbon rose is complete!
Here are some cards I sort of spun off a recent Stampers Ten project. We did a card with the stamp set Upsy Daisy - one of my favorites! I had a bunch of scrap card stock left over from doing the longer "long note" size. So, I put those scraps to good use and just continued creating with my Upsy Daisy set. Now I have a good pile of birthday cards to use. If you have the chance to just sit down and create, just keep going with it!