Sunday, July 15, 2007

A Boring Sunday! But some exciting news:)

I took the plunge! Last week I signed up to be a Stampin Up! Demonstrator! I really excited about this! I resigned from Close To My Heart so that I could switch to SU! because I just love SU! stamps and accessories soooo much better! The CTMH things were cute, but having no kids, I couldn't find a use for 3/4 of the things they sell. I'm much happier with SU! and I haven't even got my kit yet! BUT, I do get that kit on Tuesday!!! Oh my goodness, you just can't even imagine how excited I am;) And then, On Thursday, I get my first order that I already put it! Yep, another two hundred bucks worth of stampy goodness! I got all of the color families assorted 8.5x11 cardstock and the Bold Brights and Earth Elements ink pad sets! I'll get the other two color family ink pad sets next pay day;) Along with all of that, I got tons more great stamps and stuff coming! I already had to warn Billy about my two boxes coming so he doesn't faint when he sees all my stuff, lol!

Well, today wasn't so exciting, had nothing to do but homework! It was a tough assignment too so it took me like 3 hours. Oh well! I did get to do some stamping, so that made me feel better *smiles*

For this card, I used my stamps! I used the Green Thumb set, it's so much fun and soooo versatile! I love all of there stamps and plan on getting the new releases soon!

The technique I used for this card is called "crystal window". You punch out your frames in the cardstock ( I used my Marcy Uchida Giga square punch). On the back of the punched out frame, layer regular ole scotch tape or packing tape. Flip it back over to the front side and rub prisma glitter (CTMH) or any other colorless-fine glitter over the sticky surface. That's all there is to it! I then layered my cut out strawberries onto the glittered surface, it looks super cute IRL, but the glitter didn't show up in the picture, bummer!

This was just another fun card using SU! Crab and Company, I love this crab! I also used my Aida cloth BG and the dot stamp from Polka Dot and Paisley!

For my last card today, It was a pretty simple one! I used my Cornish Heritage Farms background "Reverse Dots" for the red paper and used my Big Blooms stamp set and the sentiment from PTI Green Thumb:) Pretty simple, but I just love how it turned out!!!

Well, thats about it for today! It's starting to thunder and lightening out, I looooooOOove that about Florida, late afternoon storms are the best!!!
Have a great week, I'll be back tomorrow *hopefully* with another card or two!!
--Get inky:)


Renaud Family Blog said...

Amber, these cards are SO pretty, I love every single one of them!! I suck at card making, but you're definitely motivating me to want to try it more!

Jeanne said...

Congrats on your new adventure Amber. I'm sure you'll do great. Gotta pass the time between seasons of our favorite reality shows right? Beautiful cards!