Sunday, August 31, 2008

Simply Inspired by Nature

This card took me 2 min to make last week. I was making some silk scarves for the Arts Festival, and wanted so bad to play with my new stamp sets, so I decided to make a quick and simple card and take a break. So I made this one. I just folded half sheet of whisper white and stamped the image and the sentiment from the Ispired by Nature stamp set. First I inked with pink pirouette the petals and whipe off the excess from the stems and middle and then added some riding hood read to the petals, then with the stampin' markers I colored the middle of the flower and the stems.And stamped the sentiment with basic black classic ink.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Happiness Always

Here is another card from one of our downline meetings , I believe this card was made by Stephanie
She used Garden WHimsy and Happiness always (hostess level 3) as well the new dsp Bella rose. I just love those color combos and the shimmer (dazzling diamonds) on the butterfly.
The color combination is :whisper white, basic black, kiwi kiss and ridinghood red. As well she used the scallop edge punch and basic black narrow grosgrain ribbon

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sizzix diecuts card

As you may already figured out I have scheduled my posts for the next couple weeks while Sean and I are in Macedonia visiting my friends and family (or family and friends).
This card is one of the swaps from the last Philly Inkers downline meeting, it's made by one of my sidelines Tara. It's so Tara style!!! She stamped the Fresh Cut notes on cs and then diecut it with the sizzix dies which SU sells now. AS well she used the little flower stamp from the set Always and the sentiments from " Happy Everything"
BTW don't mind the strand of hair on the bottom right corner, it's not Tara's LOL, as I was taking the pic my hair got on the card (I guess it's getting too long), oh yeah, once I choped a strand with my paper cutter, I didn't see it that it went under the blade and I noticed when it was already cut, so lesson learner : put my hair in pony tail when I make cards or use the paper cutter, now even when I take pics.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Fall Flair from Diva Night

Probably when you are reading this post I am somewhere in Europe, Germany/Bulgaria/Macedonia. But this is one of the cards we made at DivaNight over Claire's place, she made food and prepared projects for us, what an awesome upline.
This card featured the new level 2 hosstes set "Fall Flair" and the new in colors: tangerine tango, ridinghood red and kiwi kiss. The front image is covered with versamark and then embossed with iridiscent embossing powder. I love that effect

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Serene Sunflowers Journal

So it's few hours till we leave for Macedonia. And we are in process of packing (still). We were planning to pack last night and stay all night up, so we can sleep in the plane LoL (loooong flight-s), but it didn't happen, we fell asleep around 11pm. Anyway, for today I have for you a journal (I got from Borders) and I stamped on it with so saffron, pumpkin pie, chocolate chip, certainly celery and old olive craft inks, and used the stamp sets "serene sunflowers" and the sentiment from "Live your dream". I like how it came up.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Another Garden Whimsy 6x6 Scrapbook layout

Here is another layout I made using Garden Whimsy stamp set, particulary the butterflies.
I used: baja breeze, pink pirouette, certainly celery, kraft and whisper white cardstock and inks. As well vellum cardstock, dazzling diamonds, two way glue pen, piercing tool and mat pack, silver brads and designers buttong, as well pretty in pink ribbon, and corner rounder, photo corners , 1" , 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle punches and scallop border punch.














Tuesday, August 19, 2008

6th Annual Lansdowne Art Festival

This year's Art Festival is getting close. And I am proud to say that I will take a part in it. If you live in the area feel free to stop by. The address is:
Twentieth Century Club site at 84 S. Lansdowne Avenue in Lansdowne (PA 19050)
and here is the link to the festival's website, which as well has the bios of all the artist participating in the festival
p.s. Sorry for not posting much lately, as soon as the festival is over I will try to post more regularly, as well in 8 days Sean and I are flying to Macedonia on 2 week vacation.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

PhillyInkers swap card

Here is the card I made for our downline meeting this past Monday, I wasn't able to make it though. I realized late on Sunday evening that I have no swaps ready, so had to act fast. I used Together Forever stamp set and Forever FLowers wheel. As well Basic Grey, Regal Rose and whisper white cardstock, basic grey taffeta ribbon and classic ink pad.Very simple.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Garden Whimsy

Finally I am able to post something. I have had back pains since Sunday, and have been mostly resting at home, I didn't go to work on Monday and Tuesday and yesterday I had half day and went to the doctor who said I had muscle spasm and if it doesn't improve in a week I need to go back for imaging etc.
Anyways, here is a scrapbook layout I created with the set Garden Whimsy, I love butterflies!
I used the Whimsy wheel to stamp on the so saffron background, and I layered it on Taken with Teal base as well I pierced the edges. I cut circles from ridinghood red and tangerine tango and layered those too and adhered to the base. I stamped the images, cut them out and daubed them with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the photo matts and added brads and punched out strips with the window word punch. I added some apricot apeal ribbon (it looked like so saffron) and mounted the bugs, butterflies and snails with dimensionals and added a ridinghood red button.





Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Another Onsie Bouquet

Here is another onsie bouquet I made for my friend Ana from Serbia, she had a little boy in December, so I used 12-18 month onsies and the flowers look little biger. I like how it came out. I decorated the tin bucket with the Sale-a-Bration and Cherished rub-ons.









Monday, August 11, 2008

We Grow Great by Dreams

I posted last week a similar card to this, after I finished that one I was looking at it, and I realized that I don't like how it came out, so I tore it apart, so I can reuse some things (mainly the butterflies) and re-made it. So here is what I came up with.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Convention Displays

I was looking at pictures from Convention displays and found 4 where my projects on display! Oh this one it's the scrapbook page on the left which says Memories in white on this one it's the one on the top far right. The picture doesn't show it but the dress is covered with glitter and microbeads and the veil with crystal effects.
on this one it's the second down on the right , it says happy birthday and the vellum is dry embossed.


and on this one its the accents and elements tin on the far right, which inside had the jewlery which is to the left of the tin, which I made from dsp and clear embossing powder. I am too tired to look for more





Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

The way to know life is to love many things

Here is another card I made with Dreams du Jour stamp set. I love this color combination:not quite navy, kiwi kiss and baja breeze. Except inks in those colors and cs, I used shimmery white cs, pretties, buttons, very vanilla taffeta ribbon and the new bella rose dsp and the scallop edge punch. I like how it came out!


Sneak Peak

Here is another sneak peak from the new Fall Winter catalog from Stampin' Up! This set is called Flight of the Butterfly. It's a must have for me. I LOVE Butterflies!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Dreams

24 more days till we go to Macedonia, I can not believe it's coming so quickly. Finally this past week my passport with my Bulgarian visa arrived, so no more being in expectation whether or not the Bulgarians will give me a transit visa or not.
So on August 27th we are flying to Frankfurt, Germany, on August 28th we are flying from Frankfurt, Germany to Sofia, Bulgaria, and on August 29th we are taking the bus from Sofia, Bulgaria to Skopje, Macedonia and on the same day we are driving down to Gevgelija where my dad lives, and on Monday September 1st, we are going back north to Skopje, which is the capital of Macedonia and the place where I was born and grew up. We'll stay there until September 9th, when early in the morning we'll be heading to Sofia, and on the 10th we have flight from SOfia to Frankfurt, and then from Frankfurt to Philly, and we have WHOLE 7 hours stay in Frankfurt, oh gosh ,I think I will be buying all the candy from the Duty Free Shops there! They have such good candy and coffee!
This is my favorite summer drink, it's European thing, it's called frape, actually it's ice, milk and coffee (but a special instant coffee) Soooo good for the hot summer days. It just reminds me of home. Here is another card I made with the Dreams Du Jour and the new In Colors. I love this set!




**** The background on the card is scored on each 0.5 inches*********

Saturday, August 2, 2008

We grow great with dreams

I am glad today is not very hot day. I am still trying to adjust to the humidity in Philadelphia, but it seems never becomes easier. It's the same as 4 years ago when I moved to Philly. I guess I can say that I don't like Philly summers, I just try to keep low profile (stay home) and try to survive another summer without getting a heat stroke or anything like that, as I have had 3 in the past. Oh my gosh, I remember the last one, it was almost 5 years ago, and I was on vacation in Ephesus, Turkey (yes, the place from the Bible) and ended up in Turkish hospital, 2 days before I had to return home. Let me tell you, Turkish hospital is the last place on Earth I would ever want to be. Anyways....

Here is another card I made with the Dreams du Jour stamp set. I love this stamp set, it's so elegant. I used as well the new scallop border punch, and the new In Colors, ridinghood red, kiwi kiss and pink pirouette and the new flower bouquet buttons. Stay tuned for more sneak peaks from the new catalog, which is about to come on August 11, at noon (MT). So many new great products coming out. Check on the top of the page for the retiring accessories and their availability, they are going fast and will be gone forever on AUgust 10 when is the last day to order any retiring stamp sets and accessories.







Dreams Du Jour

9 more days till the new Stampin' Up! catalog goes live! I can't wait to see it. This is just a little sneak peak from the new Fall-Winter catalog and idea book. I used the new set "Dreams du Jour" as well "Frames with a FLourish", and one of the new In Colors "Pink Pirouette" besides that for this 3x3 card I used the faux metal technique, basic black cs, versamark, brushed silver cs, silver embossing powder, iridiscent ice embossing powder, basic black classic ink pad and colored the image with my Copic markers (I love those things)


Friday, August 1, 2008

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from Stampin' Up!

SU! and Sizzix are in partnership now, and starting soon we'll be able to buy exclusive sizzix dies and the machine, all through SU!

The dies are so AWESOME, I want them all!!!

Stay tuned for more info
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