Friday, June 27, 2014

Another Amy Wilson Original!

Here's a quick share for your Friday evening! :)

I'm just guessing at the colors; I think they're Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Pool Party. That's the Top Note die you see, and she used the By the Tide stamp set. Nice, soft card, don't you think?

OK, I'm outta here! Doing some FT temp work, AND family in town, AND Kenn working - it's kind of busy around here. :D

Enjoy your weekend - but be sure to make the time stamp something! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wetlands Art Card

Happy Wednesday! :)

So, I decided to get WETLANDS clear mount stamp set in April, and surprisingly, it didn't retire. :D I had this card in my mind for many weeks, until I could clear my schedule - and my studio! - enough to work on it.

That's the NEW In Color, Lost Lagoon. I did direct-to-paper with Whisper White and Lost Lagoon inks, and made sure they were completely dry before I embossed the birds onto the piece. (There was still a LITTLE wet ink, but not so bad, I think!)

The sentiment on the front, and the inside, were stamped in Lost Lagoon and embossed with clear embossing powder. I embossed the birds again on the inside, with white, and then took my finger in some Sahara Sand ink and rubbed along the edges of the image, to make it pop out just a little bit. The baker's twine is Coastal Cabana - I think it matches closely enough, don't you?

I really do love monocolored cards. :)

OK, I'm outta here! I hope you have a wonderful day, and that you make the time to stamp SOMETHING!

Monday, June 23, 2014

MDS Monday - Naomi

Happy Monday! I've been SUPER busy again - as you can see. :D

This is the niece that I went to Texas to take care of a year-and-a-half ago. She is such fun to be around! Full of smiles, curiosity, and incredibly smart, we had a wonderful visit. :)

Designer series paper and a couple of special kit embellishment clouds made this super easy to put together - I love MY DIGITAL STUDIO!!!!!!! If you haven't tried it yet, you really should. Aren't all your photos on digital media these days? But don't you also want a real-copy printing of your photos in scrapbooks? BAM. :D

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day - and be SURE to make time to stamp something!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Guest Artist Amy Wilson

Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!

Tomorrow, at my house from 2 - 4:30 p.m., we're having our annual IDEA BOOK & CATALOG OPEN HOUSE! If you're local, please drop by! There will be a couple of snacks and stamping and new IBCs. :D If you're local and can't come, you can place an order with us to save shipping! Just let me know! If you'd like to place an order from ANYWHERE, please use this HOSTESS CODE where it asks! JMMZFCM6
Don't forget that you need to go through my business site to place your order - just click on this, then click on the SHOP NOW link on the top right corner. :) If you haven't perused the new IBC, click on the link at the top right of the blog. Yup, right over there... --->

Now, then. My dear friend, Amy, helps me out every year by designing cards for the Stamping Spot. She and I have very different tastes, and I like to give my customers other ideas than mine. It gives Amy a chance to get her hands on the IN COLORS early, as well as the IBC. :D And this is the first one I want to share with you. Isn't it fun? That crustacean has quite the antennae! :D

OK, I'm outta here - lots to do before I'm ready for tomorrow. Heck, I don't know if I WILL be ready for tomorrow! :D But I'm looking forward to sharing the new IBC with friends! :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Be sure and take the time to STAMP something! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sharing the NEW IN COLORS via MDS MONDAY! :D

HAPPY NEW IDEA BOOK & CATALOG DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (DON'T FORGET: the NEW IB&C OPEN HOUSE is Saturday from 2:00 - 4:30 at Lori's Stamping Studio! :) )

That's right! It's available for shopping starting this afternoon! :)

On my lovely page, above, you can see ALL FIVE of the new IN COLORS. Remember: each grouping is available for TWO years now. Here are their names:
Blackberry Bliss
Lost Lagoon
Tangelo Twist
Hello Honey
Moss Meadow

I was trying to figure out how to show them to you AND still do my MDS MONDAY, and voila! :D I think it's a fun page. (By the way, I got my birthday present early, so don't think you're late if you're still looking for the PERFECT thing.... :D) We're shooting a wedding the weekend of my birthday, and Kenn wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to learn the ins and out of my new camera and lens. :)

OK, I'm outta here! Kenn's gone to visit family, so I have lots of things I need to do around home while he's gone. :) Have a wonderful day, contact me if you have ANY questions, and be sure to make the time to stamp something! :)