Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Grosgrain Ribbon Dyeing

Have you ever found yourself searching for a color of grosrain ribbon to match your project, but just can't find the exact color? Well, today, I was searching for grosgrain that matches one of my favorite colors, Perfect Plum. The colors seemed to be either too purple, too blue, or just not right! So, of course I can just take regular old white grosgrain and use my re-inker to make it right. Off to to find out how to do this. There is a wonderful tutorial written by Amy Rysavy. Here's a link to the tutorial.

Now, after much trial and error to get the right tone, I ended up using 15 sprays of water, 15 drops of Perfect Plum re-inker and one drop of Chocolate Chip re-inker to do about 2 yards of ribbon. The chocolate chip really took the "purple" and made it more plum. This ribbon matches almost perfectly with the Enchante Designer Series Paper! (the paper in it that's the dark plum on one side and the bolder flowers on the other side).

Friday, January 19, 2007

Eat Cake

My twins birthday is next month, so I've been working on their party invites. Their favorite colors are Purple (Lauren) and Orange (Sean). So, trying to make that work, I got out my Color Coach and tried to find orange and purple that didn't look horrible together. This is what I came up with. I used Apricot Appeal for the base. I used my markers to ink the cake with Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace, then stamped on Shimmery White cardstock. I used the Ticket punch to notch the corners, then layered on Certainly Celery. I used my new Crop-o-dile tool to punch out and set Lavender Lace eyelets, then mounted on LL cardstock. It's hard to tell from the picture, but I did stamp the background design using Apricot Appeal ink on the AA cardstock.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Change can be good!

Happy Sunday everyone! Just a quick post to let you know that Stampin' Up! has announce some changes to their catalog program. The new program includes releasing a new Idea Book & Catalog twice a year instead of once a year. Beginning July, 2007, Stampin" Up! will got to a semi-annual catalog. That catalog will run through December 2007, and a new catalog will be released January 2008! The mini catalog program is also changing. There will only be 2 mini catalogs, a Holiday mini from September 2007-November 2007, and than an Occasions Mini catalog from March 2008-May 2008. There will still be a Sell-a-bration, however it will not be next January! That date is TBA.

Each catalog will be 208 pages. There will be new Hostess sets in each catalog! And, 2 retiring lists as well. This proves to be an exciting time. It allows Stampin' Up! to release new and up to date products more quickly! More information will be coming out I'm sure, but this is the latest info I have.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Polka Dots & Paisley

This is a new set that has not be out yet. It will be in the Spring 2007 Mini Catalog. It was a gift from Stampin' Up! to all their demonstrators in December! How cool is that? So, I've been playing around with it and decided I love it! There are other stamps in the set too! I also tried a new color combination, thanks to seeing this card on Splitcoast Stampers. Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip. I would never had put those two together, but I think it looks nice! I also used my new favorite punch, the Ticket Corner. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Enchante Lunchbox tin

Have I told you how much I love the new Enchante Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!? Here's a lunchbox tin I did with this paper. I selected this design because I thought it would make a great gift, filled with handstamped cards.


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