Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm Still Here!!!

In spite of my hopes that this would be a relaxing summer and that I'd get a lot of stamping and blogging done, that hasn't happened. It has been FUN and REWARDING though, so no major complaints I guess. There's a break from swim team for a few weeks, so hopefully I'll be home more.

The samples below are made with some of the stamps that are 15% off through September 30th. Both use Pumpkin Pie and the new In-Color "Riding Hood Red."
For the first one, I used the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. The designer paper is the new Washington Apple paper, which has nothing to do with apples, and the colors aren't all that apple-like, but I like it anyway :-) The cardstock is Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron and Shimmery White. The half-frame behind the main image is from my brand-new Big Shot which will be available to customers on September 2. More about that another day.

This second card uses one of my favorite new sets called Upsy Daisy. I'm really enjoying the silhouette style of stamps. There are so many techniques you can use with them. For example, on this one I used the Rock 'n Roll technique. The Pumpkin Pie label is punched out with the new Curly Label punch and the two Riding Hood Red flowers are cut with my Big Shot. It's not easy to see, but I stippled the white cardstock with Bordering Blue, 'cuz it was just too stark.

That's it for now. Until next time, Happy Stamping!


Carla said...

I love what you've done with yoru new stuff. The curly label punch, the silhouettes, the paper and that fabulous Big shot!

Laura Brown said...

Oooh! Both cards are great! I like the banner on the first card - interesting layer. I love the flower and curly label layered together on the second card - neat idea!