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Friday, June 26, 2009


Some of you have aske what the Philly Inkers is all about. The Philly Inkers is a group of Stampin Up Demonstrators in the Philadelphia, New Jersey and surrounding areas. They are all members of Claire Lawrence's downline. Claire is the one in the center, at the head of the table. This is taken at Kristin's beautiful house in New Jersey. This is her classroom. It was taken at our Brunch in May.

Interested in becoming a member of Stampin Up and of the Philly Inkers? Ask me about becoming a demonstrator today!

Flight of the Butterfly and new InColors!

As soon as I saw the new InColors I had to make something with it! Of course it has taken me forever to photo it and get it posted, but that is another story! I am trying to get pictures in natural light, which considering all the rain we've had, has been hard to do.

So anyway I made these little cards using the new Mellon Mambo, and Soft Suede InColors. The image is stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Mellon Mambo and Soft Suede Classic inks. I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the butterfly background lined up with the butterfly dot pattern. Oh and also the sentiment. It took a little practice, but I finally got it all straightened out! I used the Eyelet Border punch for the edge and tied it up with some Very Vanilla ribbon.
All items are by Stampin' Up!

This is on my Butterfly bush, which I can look out my window next to the computer and see. It is very relaxing to see the butterflies flitting around. And occasionally some bees and birds visit as well. Last year the bush was filled with butterflies of all kinds! Can't wait to see who comes to visit this year!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Just Buzzin' By

I just knew when I saw the "Just Buzzin By" set that I NEEDED to have it. It is such a cute set! The little bee faces are just so pinchable! This is only using a few of the stamps from the set, there is even more cuteness in store!
I stamped the honey pot in Going Gray so it blended a little nicer on the card. The bees and sentiment are all stamped in StazOn ink and the the bees are colored in with my Marvelous Markers. I used blender pens to color their wings with the Going Gray stamp pad because I thought the Going Gray marker was still a little too dark, and wanted the wings to have a more translucent look to them. I went with the Inchies because they are kind of the "thing" in Cards at the moment. And they are perfect size for these bees! I used my Scallop square punch to give it a little more detail.

Thanks for looking!

Markers and Inks and Papers OH MY!

Look at all of the BEAUTIFUL colors!!!! Here they are the 2009-2010 InColor Colors by Stampin Up! And new this year is the InColor Markers! Isn't that awesome???? I love that we are finally able to get markers for the InColors to match all the inks, papers, cardstock and....RIBBON! Don't even get me started on the ribbon! There is also new InColor Polka dotted ribbon. I didn't order mine yet, and I am kicking myself for it!
There are SO MANY new things in the upcoming catalog! You just have to see this catalog! Oh but wait, you have to wait until July 1st for it's official release, that's when you can start buying your own beautiful InColor merchandise!
Contact me today if you would like to be the proud owner of the new catalog!!!! :)