Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm a Stampin' Addict!

I discovered a new stampin' site this week and would love to share it with you! It's called Stampin' Addicts. If you click on the link, you can see for yourself what the site is all about! It's got the feel of Splitcoast Stampers, but is a smaller community that has a clearer focus on featuring Stampin' Up! products. I'm so glad I found it, and I hope you like it as much as I do!

Had a great stamp camp last Friday. I ended up making an Urban Garden CD Folder Album, which I'll eventually get some pictures of so I can post them. It's been a rough week, and I'm running on empty tonight!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Nothing New... Just Revisions

This weekend I finally got a chance to stamp. I had extra cards left over from my last stamp camp, as well as swap cards to make, so that's what I did. I ended up changing a few things in the final versions, though. For the Reverse Spotlighting card, I found that the card was too big to fit into a medium square envelope, and too small to fit into the leftover Chocolate Chip envies I have from last year's Carousel Notes. So, I ended up adding a back panel out of Chocolate Chip to the card (the card above is photographed on a scrap sheet of Confetti Cream - it actually ends at the Chocolate Chip). The actual card opens with the Tangerine Tango layer, so thankfully the change worked out. I was able to finish the five extra cards I had left over from our last technique team swap. I also finished the ten Dazzling Diamond Dust cards we made at my February stamp camp.

Tonight I finished making the swaps for the technique swap meeting I missed last Sunday - doing the Grid Technique. Originally, I had used More Mustard with Pumpkin Pie highlights on the flowers, but after looking at my sample, it looked somewhat muddy, so I thought I'd try it again, this time using Summer Sun with Pumpkin Pie highlights - much better! I finished up those five cards, and thankfully before assembling them, I was able to cut them down the 1/4 inch I needed so they'd also fit in a medium square envelope (the card above was photographed on a scrap of Chocolate Chip - it actually stops at the Confetti Cream square). During the week coming up, I'll be getting ready for my next stamp camp where we'll be making the CD Folder Albums I posted last month. Not a lot of prep for those, as it's up to the stamper how she'd like her album to look. I'm anxious to see how they turn out, as a few of the gals chose a different designer paper for their albums. I'll post some images after my stamp camp on Friday. For now, have a great week, and go Jessie Royer - she's the musher my daughter and I are following in the Iditarod!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Where Does the Time Go???

Life has been getting in the way of me doing something more fun like stamping!! Two weekends ago, I was busy helping our youngest finish up her science fair project (she got 2nd place in her class!). After that due date, she and I played 'Beauty and the Beast' at her piano recital (my first recital since 8th grade - and we sounded great!), and then the next day was the Curriculum Fair at her school. Girl Scout cookie booth sales two nights later, and then two days of helping our eldest on a major project for her Life Science class that she missed when she had pneumonia from the week before (she got an A+!). Yikes! So much to do, and so little time. I'm happy to be a little less busy this week, but there's the laundry I fell behind on from last week, the house that needs cleaning, the papers that still need grading and entering... it seems like there's always something lately! I've seen so many CUTE things posted on the stamping blogs I like to visit, and I'm getting restless because I want to stamp!! Hopefully I can steal away a little time this weekend for some creative time. Until then, thanks for stopping by, and may you find some time to do something fun this week/weekend!