Friday, July 26, 2013

Freestyle Fridays

When I got back to work from Convention I learned that our receptionist has resigned and that today would be her last day.  We have quite a large staff and I always struggle coming up with a card that a large group can sign.  I hope you enjoy what I came up with.  Knowing that blue and purple are two of the recipients favorite colors, I went with Marina Mist and Elegant Eggplant.

On the Whisper White cardstock I began by stamping with Marina Mist Ink an image from Creative Elements.  The two step rose from A Rose is a Rose was first stamped with Elegant Eggplant followed with Pale Plum.  The Whisper White was layered with Elegant Eggplant.  One the Marina Mist die cut, Decorative Labels Eight, I again stamped the image from Creative Elements with Marina Mist then silver embossed the greeting from Sincere Salutations.  The card, once folded, measures 8 1/2 by 5 1/2. 
*******REGINA'S MISSION********
Regina, your mission this week is to use the color Purple in any variation that you like.  And, Yes, Rich Razzleberry will count.
See Ya Next Week!  

Friday, July 19, 2013

Freestyle Fridays - At Convention

Happy Friday to you!  I'm coming to you live from Salt Lake City.  First things first.  Regina has completed yet another successful mission and by the looks of the sneak below she succeeded in "shining" out a male card.

To get the full story and supplies to create this awesome color combination head on over to Regina's blog post here
For the first time ever I'm at the Stampin' Up Demonstrator Convention in Salt Lake City.  It is crazy with very passionate women and a few men here and there sharing what they love. 
We managed to have our picture taken by a Stampin' Up staff member.  I think he did a really good job considering I am not photogenic. 
The lady on my left, held up by a bamboo stick, is Regina who was not able to attend.  We are taking her everywhere and getting her into all sorts of trouble.  Mind you, she really doesn't need our help much with that.  The lady on my right is my roomie and dear friend Jacoline.  We are having a lot of fun and meeting all sorts of new people and talent.  I'll be posting more pictures soon so stay tune for that.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Freestyle Fridays

I  got the idea for this week's FF straight out of the current Stampin' Up catalog, see page 125. Although I didn't use a Stampin' Up stamp set, none of the ones I own fit the personality of the person receiving this one, I really like the way it turned out.

The base is Basic Gray.  I then took a piece of Smoky Slate Co'ordinations Paper and ran it through the Big Shot with the Forest Branches embossing folder by Cuttlebug which I lightly sanded.  I did swipe it with the Co'ordinations Dust Buddy (warning, it is really sticky and leaves a residue on your hands) that really picks up all the tiny little particulars left after sanding.  It works great! 
A piece of Cherry Cobble was ran through the Big Shot with the MFT Fishtail Flag Stax that I cut at the top to fit the front of the card.  With black ink (now I can't remember which brand I used) I stamped two images from the MFT set called On The Line.  Using a small star punch I took out some Stampin' Up Silver Glitter Paper and added 3 stars that I adhered with Dimensionals to give them some added pop. 
I did this on the inside

A smaller star stamp was used here. The image is also from On The Line.  I handed delivered this male birthday card this past Wednesday and the fellow rather liked it.  So in my world that's a Mission Accomplished.
********REGINA'S MISSION********
Regina your mission this week is to create a male card that calls for a little "shine".  You can use glitter, glitter paper, stickles, anything that adds sparkle.  The shine need not be the focal point. 
I'm off to the Annual Stampin' Up Convention next week and plan on reporting from there since it will be my first time attending.  Wish me luck!
See Ya Next Week!  

Friday, July 5, 2013

Freestyle Fridays

My Freestyle Fridays partner is one talented chick!  And, she was really excited to get started on her mission this week.  So much so it showed up in my  Inbox extra early this week. I've been waiting with anticipation to find out what technique she used.

It appears that she's used one of my favorite Stampin' Up colors - Old Olive.  Join me in discovering more about this gem at Regina's blog post here and let her know your thoughts by leaving her a comment. Your feedback is always welcomed.
See Ya Next Week!