Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Convention this year was absolutely fabulous. We spent two different sessions working with our "new" stamp sets fromt he Fall/Winter catalog in make and takes. I have attached pictures of what we did. The first picture is using the new 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette ribbon and gathered together making a circle flower. The outside edge of the ribbon was done using Crystal Effects and the Silver Chunky Glitter. The center of the "flower" is set on the box with a rub-on from the new "Hidden Garden" rub-on package and a pink rhinestone brad from the "fire" collection in the center. The card and envelope that goes with the box is stamped from the new Eastern Blooms stamp set.

In the next picture, you will see a really cute gift bag. The stamp set used here is sooo much fun. It is the new "Inspired by Nature". You will notice that the stamp has two sides (the flower silouette and the grass). There are also two word phrases included, one of which is shown "Live with Passion". We also made a really cute scrapbook page using the new "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set. You will also notice that we used chipboard letters from the On Board Loads of Letters, which we sponged with white craft ink. A new fusion flower along with one of the new buttons from the button Bouquet set. This button is in one of the new In-Colors, Baja Breeze. Another card in this picture with the large circle is also using the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, the new Chocolate Chip 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, a letter from the On Board Loads of Letters and some of the new In-Color cardstock (riding hood red and baja breeze). The other colors are More Mustard and Certainly Celery. The bottom is punched using the new Scallop Edge Punch. The smaller item is a "mini album". It is sooo cute and easy to make. The image shown is from the new Eatern Blooms stamp set and the words are fromthe Fundamental Phrases.
The next picture shows items again from the Eastern Blooms set and using the new Floral Frenzy Classy Brass Template. The image is "debossed", then brayered with the new Tangerine Tango classic in-color ink. This card is also using new in-color cardstock, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss. The tall card and envelope is usingf the Inspired by Nature set. I'm beginning to think this is one of my new favorite sets. The flower image was stamped in Chocolate Chip over the grass image which was stamped subtly using versa mark. And lastly, the small item is a really cute bookmark. The bookmark is using the Eastern Blooms Stamp set and also some new hardware. The ones used here are the large and small filigree Designer brads. The ribbon is the new Pacific Point 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon.
Aren't these the cutest things? Later, I will share some of the really nice swap cards I received from some of the other convention attendees and pictures of some of my favorite stamping friends.

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