Sunday, February 28, 2010

New metal, New molds!!

A couple days ago ... the sunset glowing on the head of Camelback Mountain .. this is the view out of my studio ....
Today ... the same view ..... the perfect day to stay inside and play ...
Metal was a good choice today! I recently received a gift from Ten Seconds Studio of all the new molds and metal colors .... Wow! They're awesome!!! Thank you Cheryl ...
So this is what I did today ... the base is a great 9x9 shadow box that Debbie Bick carries at Frenzy Stamper. The shadow box is covered in black metal embossed with the new mold that looks like draped fabric, or burlap, lightly sanded. Each of the squares on top are 4 layers of chipboard glued together, then covered in different colors of metal, embossed with the new mold that has the poem written by Geoff Darrow.

The Butterfly is a set from Cuttlebug that cuts the butterfly, then has the embossing die with it; 4 different embossings. Each butterfly has a little different body containing rhinestones, stickles, sequins, or other little findings.

The complete view ....

And then, is a day complete, without a little copic coloring?

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New Stamps!

Doesn't this little girl just make you laugh? I couldn't wait to color her with Copics! Debbie at Frenzy Stamper brought in this new line of stamps that she discovered at CHA. They're from a company called Unity.

I fell in love with the packaging ... very natural looking and brown! They're wood mounted with a unique twist to them ... stop by the store and check them out ...

The distressed dots on the background of this card is one of the new ones too ... they stamp really nice!
These flowers in the vases are a new one from Unity, as well. Another image I couldn't wait to color with Copics! I'm working on the technique of coloring glass and water ... its challenging to get the transparent look of the glass and water just right, with the shadowing. This is a perfect stamp to practice with.

And for my Club Scrap friends ... this IS the year of completing projects ... these cards are from a card set that came in the Stratosphere kit, back in April, 2007. Not that I'm a little behind ... but like I said, this IS the year to work on these projects! There's that distressed dot background again ....
Hope you're enjoying what is probably our last "winter" weekend this year. I was supposed to go horsebackriding today, but we got rained out ... rescheduled for next weekend when the sun will be shining!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NEW Distress Inks ....

... are in at Frenzy Stamper! Call Debbie at 480-946-0007 .... she ships! Don't forget the refills too!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Creative Escape 2010

Sign ups for the lottery to attend this event are happening right now! They'll start drawing names on February 15.

Don't miss out, its quite the experience!

Check out the information here

What an event! Great teachers, great hotel and great location!

This will be my third year as a volunteer at this event, and I'm so excited to be a part of it. Wonder who I'll get to assist this year. First year was Tim Holtz, second year was Carol Wingert ... this year could be Claudine Hellmuth, Jessica Sprague, Pam Black ... just to mention a few ..... what fun!!