Saturday, April 18, 2009

Decisions, decisions...

I have my first demo meeting on Thursday with my Upline and her group. I have met most of them before at Nancy's stamp camps etc. but this will be my first time "playing" as a demo. I need to make 16 swap cards and spent today making some samples. I am still dithering but I am leaning towards the first card. I made two of each sample to get a feel for how much time it would take and they were all pretty similar. I have to make my mind up and get moving on them tomorrow as I am not exactly speedy!

Stamp Set - Ocean Commotion, Fresh cut (Thank You)

Cardstock - Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze. River Rock for sponging sea bed and Baja Breeze sponged background

Accessories - Pewter brads, word window punch, top note die, Texturz plate, Dazzling Diamonds

This second card was my first made with Great Friend from the mini. I embossed the butterfly in silver onto basic grey card and it looks pretty cool but I don't think you can really see it in the photo.

Stamp Set - Great Friend

Cardstock & DP - Going Grey, Basic Grey, Baja Breeze. DP - Urban garden

Ink - Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Versamark

Accessories - Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, Silver embossing powder, Dimensionals

This third card was another first time play with a set from the mini, Soft Summer. I am so glad I finally got the hang of my stamp-a-ma-jig!

Stamp Set - Soft Summer
Cardstock & DP - Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Watercolor paper. DP - Parisian Breeze
Ink - Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip.
Accessories - Eyelet border punch, Word window punch, paper piercing (mat pack), Dimensionals

The last card was made with another new set from the mini, Just Beachy. I love the combo of this set with the Sweet Slumber DP.

Stamp Set - Just Beachy
Cardstock & DP - So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, Whisper White. DP - Sweet slumber
Ink - Stazon Black, Ruby Red, Bashful Blue (sponging on background) and SU! markers (to color the fish)
Accessories - So Saffron Ribbon, Dimensionals, Texturz plate

I really want to use this set in making invitations for my daughter's 4th birthday party in June. I would love to make a bucket with a pull-out spade card (kind of like the flower pot card idea I learned at Nancy's stamp camp). Need to give that some more thought.
OK - I'm off to dither some more about the swap.


  1. Oh, wow, I really like them all!!! If I HAD to pick,I think I'd say the last one. They are all beautiful, but the last one is fun and summery, too! :)

  2. I too like them all but if you are taking votes I would pick the last one too! I have grandkids that live quite a distance from me so I am always looking for little cards that I can send them. They love to get mail. These would be perfect for kids. I don't see a lot of kid cards. Great job on all them. I really like the butterfly one.

  3. Oh my goodness you have some talent girl! I really like them all! I think I would go with the first one as it gives a great showing of product and is a set many don't have but would still appeal to many people. Good luck choosing, they are ALL really good!

  4. Love them all sissy. I particularly like the last two, especially the last one (the colours are great and it's really happy and fun).
    Good luck

  5. I also love them all but I think the last one really was the one that made me smile.

  6. I love them all, too! Whichever one you go with, it will be a hit!

    I really liked what you did with the butterfly on the second card. As a fellow demo, this is something I hadn't thought to do and would probably get really excited to see and receive in a swap!

  7. They're all wonderful. I can see why you have a hard time choosing. You're very talented!