Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dream Gardens Delight for Rhondda

Evening Stampers!

This card's for you, Rhondda!

I had the chance to play last night and I came up with this card for my friend, Rhondda, who got this stamp set (Dream Gardens) last Spring as her hostess set.  She loves everything oriental/asian. 

Lucky for us, Stampin Up! has it in their 2010/2011 catalogue (page 113).  I got to play with Rhondda one day earlier this summer and had used various Stampin' UP! markers to color the stamp image and the stamped it onto Whisper White CS (one itty-bitty problem - I have forgotten what colors I used).  

Anyways, this image sat in my stash and I was inspired to play with it when I cut some of the new Concord Crush CS.  What a lovely rich purple (used as the card base).  I matted Rich Razzleberry CS that I had first texturized with the Perfect Details plate (page 215, 115962).  The Marina Mist CS mats the image.  I punched some flowers using the Itty Bitty Shapes punch (page 201) in Rich Razzleberry, shaped the petals using my Mat Pak (page 198), and glued along the bottom of the card.  The centers were colored in with the lovely White Signo Gel Pen (page 195). 

May the joys of stamping give you all a summer lift!

Joyful stampin hugs to you,

Bruni :)
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Dream Gardens (114395)
Paper:  Concord Crush, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories:  Perfect Details Texturz Plate (115962), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (118309), White Signo Gel Pen (105021), various Stampin'Up Markers, Snail Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vanisle Weekend Fun

Hello stamping enthusiasts!

Welcome to my very first posting of my very own Blog!  I am thrilled to actually have my own Blog on the web!

Thank you Leslie and Barb! I am working at getting my very first blog up and running. So this is my first posting!  Thank you Mom, for creating my watermarks! I would never have figured it out without all your help and encouragement.  I will continue to tweek my blog as I go along, so visit back often.

Everyone who attended Barb's inaugural August long weekend get together for Stampin Up Demo's on Vancouver Island had a super fun creative time.

I have uploaded (again my first time) the cards we did for our swap and a couple from our make and takes.   Some of the gals were lucky to attend Convention 2010 and brought back oodles of ideas.  I love them all!
Take a look at what we did:

This is Susan's swap card.

This is Barb's swap card.

This is Sue's swap card.

This is Leslie's swap card. She
joined us for the event all the way from
Washington State, and she showed me how
to start up my blog. Hello Leslie :)

This is my swap card.

Even Mom got into the fun and
made her version. Love it Mom!

The following cards were our make n' takes:





All of these card ideas are wonderful inspirations, and I hope you have found some creative inspiration during your visit.

P.S. All materials used in making these cards are Stampin' Up! product.

Until next time, joyful and creative inkings your way.