Wednesday, March 4, 2009

BIG post today!

OK, I'm sorry it's WEDNESDAY already. It's been a crazy month already - Sale-A-Bration is ROCKING around my studio this month! If you haven't placed your order, be sure to get it in this month!!!! Just click on the top icon on the right, and take a look at the free things you can earn with every $50 you order!

ANYWAY. Because I've got at least one person coming to THREE workshops during Sale-A-Bration - Hi, Mary! :D - I'm doing different things at each weekend's parties. These three are from this last weekend.

First, let me say that I always try to do two cards and a 3D project; it's a great way to get your hands on lots of fun toys, and if one design doesn't suit you, another one might! So, with that said, here are the projects!

Something I try to emphasize is that you can do a LOT more with more COLORS of ink and card stock than you can with a lot of STAMPS. Stamps are what we all crave, right? And I'm not saying that's a BAD thing. :D But when you're getting started, it's hard to want to spend money on the consumables. I can't tell you how much I see in people's eyes: "I can get card stock at other places. I want the STAMPS!" I try to let them go ahead for a bit, and see the difference in quality between what I have to offer them versus what you can get CHEAPLY. After all, I can't FORCE anyone to use the best on the market.... :)

This card is a GREAT SIP card - stamps, ink, & paper. The stamp set is SWEET STEMS; the colors are Sahara Sand, Basic Black, and Real Red; the white is our WONDERFUL gel pen. The red dots and centers of flowers are done with a Real Red Stampin' Write marker. Isn't it pretty?

This card is just the opposite; there's very little ink on this card, but LOTS of fun color - again, using ANY COLOR COMBO will change the look and feel of this card!

It's a Whisper White card, layered with Garden Green and Not Quite Navy. The Bashful Blue layer went through the Big Shot with my Texturz Plates. (Shall we say it all together, now??? I LOVE MY BIG SHOT!!!!!!!!!!! :D)

The Riding Hood Red and Whisper White hearts are punched with the Heart to Heart punch; the "celebrate you" stamp is from the set A LITTLE BIRTHDAY CHEER. Fun, and super easy!!!!!

The third project is probably kind of familiar to you by now. :D It's the new box die!

I was asked to include a photo of the SIDE of the box, as well, so here you go. :) This is the PINCH PROOF stamp set; the box is SUPER easy to assemble - the hardest thing about this project is the layering of the medallion on the front! :D
Colors are Glorious Green, Whisper White, and Summer Sun. We used green M&Ms until they ran out, then used creme de menthe Kisses. :)
If you have ANY questions about these projects, please let me know! My customers are falling in love with the Big Shot. ;) I wonder why.....
Have a WONDERFUL day! And STAMP SOMETHING, for Pete's sake! :D