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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Convention Bound

Stampin' Up! is always so generous to include
its fabulous demonstrators
(not bragging... just goes with the territory, wink)
when creating samples for the

The following samples are my humble attempt
to be included with some of the most
amazingly talented demonstrators
as Convention Display Stampers.

If  you have yet to try the
Delicate Details Lace Tape,
you are absolutely going to love it!
It gives everything
that "delicate" feel of actual lace.

The gift item shown above was created with
an empty bathroom paper roll.
Get out!  I know!
Tuck a little Tea Lace Paper Doily inside
and you have the most gorgeous gift!

Have you seen the latest craze?!
We have a local art colony near our home
which we love love love to visit
and I saw the most adorably handmade,
hand painted clothespins.
Well, of course I had to have them!
And yes... all I could think on the ride home
was "oooh, I can hardly wait to stamp
and decorate my own clothespins!"

Did you notice the Cello Bag Topper?
It was created using the amazing
Oval Collections Framelits.
Fun, huh?!

How about that gorgeous
Silver Glitter Glass?!
Mm! I just love that stuff!
See how it makes the butterfly pin just

You simply MUST try the
Faux Cloisonne Technique!
I highly recommend you invest in
more than one Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.
The catalog is such a great source of ideas
for years and years to come.
But did you also know
it offers great opportunity for
actually decorating and embellishing
all of your stampin' gifts?!

The card below was created showcasing the
Faux Cloisonne Techniqe.
I used an old catalog to stamp with
Basic Black Craft Ink.
The image is embossed with
Black Embossing Powder and punched
using the Blossom Punch.

Tilted a bit, the rhinestones
used in each point of the blossom
show up a bit better in the photo below.

The following God is Love Card
showcases not one but TWO
Big Shot Embossing Folders.
Embossing Folders give your projects
such an eye-catching appeal.
Have you tried using TWO
different folders for one card?

I wish you could see this sweet little flower
from the Vanilla Flower Trim
(found in the sensational Spring Catalog.)
I dabbed it with the Liquid Glue
and then sprinkled it with the world famous
Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.
OM... it literally draws your eye to the card!

Another fun stampin' technique to try is the
Salted Background Technique.
Simply spritz some Glossy Paper with
water and then drop on a few drops of reinkers.
"Swish" everything around with
a handy dandy Aqua Painter.
Then sprinkle on a thick coarse salt.
Dry with the Heat Tool and
wipe the piece clean.

The Dotted Embossing Folder
seems to go right along with the
Salted Background Technique.
I just love how sweet and subtle
this embossing folder is.

Have you ordered your
Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set yet?
IT'S FREE with a Sale-A-Bration order!
The images in this card were
created with this adorable stamp set.
When you place a $50 order
during Sale-A-Bration,
you can select this stamp set
(one of many many choices)
for FREE!

I wouldn't trade a
single minute of my being a
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
I love my "job."
Some people refer to their "jobs" as work.
Mine feels more like FUN!

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