Friday, October 17, 2008


When the name frames came out, they were so popular because they are so easy. Not only can you put names in there but you can put any type of phrase. These are probably the easiest and personalized things to make. Plus this is a good and fast way to use up that designer paper you have. I know that I have lots to use up.

I did this awhile ago for a swap. I think the hodgepodge adds so much to the frame. I got the frame at Walmart. These are the usual size I have been doing but I've done a 5x7 before. I used Afternoon Tea from one of the minis and the letterpress alphabet set that is now retired.

Take time to stamp something today!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Good afternoon stampers!

Sorry I have been MIA for the past few days. I wish I could say I've been doing some productive things like stamping but I haven't. Anyway...

Today's technique is one I haven't heard of or seen much of. It is faux stained glass. There is not much to this technique.

Stamp an outline image repeatedly on Whisper White cardstock using a waterproof ink such as Stazon, purposely overlapping the images. Color in the overlapping areas. A blender pen works well for this. Optional: Color in the background and /or the rest of the images in different colors.Variation: Use glossy cardstock and color with markers.

To see more samples of this technique, go to Splitcoast and you'll see some. You may even see a version of this card. I wish I could say I come up with these layouts on my own.

I'm working on a couple of classes for the next couple of months - my holiday stamp-a-stack in November and a calendar class in December (just in time for Christmas). Come back and check out the details later.

Happy stamping!!

Stamp Set: Merci
Cardstock: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Accessories: Large and Small Oval Punch, Aquapainters

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy 20th Birthday SU!

October marks Stampin' Up!'s 20th birthday! And to celebrate, through October 31st, they are offering 20% off of select birthday stamp sets with any $20 purchase! You can choose as many discounted sets as you want! To view the stamp sets, click this link.

In addition, Stampin' Up! is offering a single large-tip Aquapainter (item #114617) for $7.25 while supplies last! I use my Aquapainters all the time. If you don't have one yet, now would be a perfect time to grab one!

Remember that you can shop anytime - day or night - from my website. Just click on the "Shop Now" link in the upper right-hand corner. And if you haven't checked out our online catalog yet, you really should regardless of whether you want to make a purchase right now or not... I want you to see how very cool it is! For instance, when you look at the stamp sets, they have different projects displayed for each one. If you see a project you like, click on it and it will show you all the supplies used to make it! It's not just online shopping, it's online inspiration!

Happy birthday, Stampin' Up! and happy stamping!!