On Stage was so much fun, I’m still not over the excitement. I am super excited about the new catalog! You are just going to love it :> Promise!!!! I am greatly missing all my friends. So, I thought I would share just a few more pictures with you from that day. How wonderful are all those smiles. Just love these ladies so much. Kim, Imogene, Pam, and Katie.
I got to sit with most of these ladies during the day. Also, included in our table was Bobby and Shawn. (I missed getting a table shot, so you will just have to imagine they are in this group. We chatted about what we liked, what excited us the most, lost samp blocks, found stamp blocks, all in all fun!!! I really enjoyed seeing what excited each person the most from the upcoming Occasions Catalog. Everyone was different, which I loved seeing. The day was also filled with lots of swag.
This is Katie with her New Stamp Set
And Bobby with her amazing smile.
One of the things I loved most about On Stage was everyone’s smiles. We all mingled around and swapped cards with each other. This was lots of fun for Kim. I let her swap my cards. I know, Right???? Everyone was swapping early in the morning and I just was not awake enough to engage with people yet. Thought, throughout the day people were stopping buy tables swapping cards. How fun!!!! For my swap cards I did a little retro technique with a modern twist. I will fully confess that this technique was not my idea. My friend, Lydia at Understan Blue did this very technique several weeks ago. When I saw the video, I just know I had to try it!
I just love how the colors mix using shaving cream, a credit card, ink, and a stencil. I was so excited about getting to play with shaving cream that I stole Mike’s Barbasol. And about 1/2 way through the day I was really wishing it was unscented. Waite and buy some unscented shaving cream! Trust me…. When I do a technique like this I make loads and loads of paper. It just is not worth getting everything out just for one card. And besides you will be having so much fun that stopping will be the real issue. I followed Lydia’s instructions as well as I could. It is best to just try it out and see. Then go from their. After the shaving cream got really mixed up. I would switch over and make some marbled cards using the shaving cream technique we all know and love. I really like how the shimmery white paper reacts with the ink. It just adds a little something something.
The colors were really interesting to watch as they would go from really bright and bold to soft and muted. Both were beautiful. I used Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, and Cajun Craze. I tried to keep the Dapper Denim and Cajun Craze from mixing too much. Once the shaving cream turned a brown color I quit using it. And started over. When making a bold paper it is best to keep the rest of the card clean and simple. I really wanted the stenciling to shine. So I finished the card off with the Layering Ovals, some card layers, and a simple scripted thank you.
I love how the colors soften as you work with the shaving cream. That minty color is amazing!!!!!
This card I scraped off the shaving cream immediately after stenciling . You can see how it makes the background look atmospheric.
The marbled paper was so hard to cut. But, after coming up with a design that would alow the paper to shine, I was able to cut the paper. Yea Me!!!! Letting go of pretty paper can be one of the hardest things to do.
We all love color inspiration and finding new combinations of colors. Hear is a pinable that you can share on Pintrest! This color combination would make wonderful fall cards using a die as a stencil. (something like the leaflets….hint hint)
This is Lydia’s video so you can see just how amazing and quick this technique is!
Thanks for stopping buy today. I sure hope you will give the Shaving Cream technique a second chance. It is quite fun and wonderful. I love how it looks with stencils. I hope each of you have a blesses Sunday!
Over the weekend I attended On Stage local for Stampin’ Up! in Atlanta. We had a great time. Seeing new products, and sharing ideas with each other. I love my time with my Stamping Friends. They always make me fill so loved. And I can truly say, that you could never have met a nicer group of people. I was super excited to meet some of my online friends. And they are even more Awesome and Amazing in person!!!! The only thing that makes me sad about the weekend is that I did not get the chance to talk to everyone I wanted to. Maybe, next time.
On Friday, I attended the WCMD event hosted by Brian King and Pam Morris. They did a fabulous job with the event. Everything was so well-organized. Several people presented demonstrations on everything from 3-D projects to watercolor. I really learned some amazing tips and tricks that I will be sharing soon. I have already started trying a few of the watercolor tips. Speaking of watercolor, have you heard. Stampin’ Up! is introducing watercolor pencil in the Occasions Catalog. I can not wait to have watercolor pencil in Stampin’ Up! colors. Yeppie!!!!!
This is my new friend Bobby. She is a delightful soul. She just jumped right in and joined our little group. I really enjoyed getting to know her a little bit!
Though Kim and I are in the same town. We don’t get to stamp together as often as I would like. It was fun to have two days with her stamping, chatting, and of course lots of laughter.
I just adore any time with My Pam. Yes she is MINE! I have claimed her so, it is just your bad…. Pam is so full of life and that rubbed off on all of those around her! I already miss her and I’m looking forward to the next time we can have some good times together!
I totally missed getting pictures with a few people who I just loved getting to see. I had to give my friend Robbye a hug every time I saw her. She is such a light! And I had so much fun rooming with Imogene. We had a great trip getting to know each other better. I really loved rooming with her. Next time, we will have to get pictures. Some how, I did not get pictures with Brian or Shawn. I know right???? How did that happen???? And there are so many others….
My card today will be going to Brian as a thank you for such a wonderful weekend. I always love to see how God works in my life. And when I joined Stampin’ Up! under Brian, I just knew from the first conversation that we were ment to be in each others lives. He brings out a side of me that most people do not get to see. His energy wears off on all those around him! I can’t even begin to express how much our friendship means. I used the sentiment from Painter’s Palette. “Our friendship is a work of art” . This is exactly how I feel about Brian.
I paired this with one of the stamp sets from the up coming Occasions catalog. Cool Treats. This is a set that is ment to build ice cream cones and popsicle. How much fun is that! I used three of the cone bases to creat a fun and bright patterned background. The color inspiration is from this weeks Global Design Challenge. It has been a while sence I participated in a challenge. But, this color combination was just to good to pass by. Be sure to hop over to Global Design Project to check out all the amazing talented designers!
Is that not just the prettiest color combination! I am not a huge fan of Sweet Sugarplum. But, this combination has won me over.
I really love the combination of the two fonts for the sentiment!
This card was quite easy to make. I just stamped the background and then popped it up on layers of color. Everything, looks better on layers of color. Then I stamped the sentiment and layered it up. Do you see the trend??? Layers good!!! Finally, I added a little ribbon for another touch of color.
Stampin’ Up! is having a great sale on stamp set that coordinate with the all new Stitched Shapes Framelits. 25% off. That’s a Big Deal!!!! So be sure to check it out.
These dies are amazing! I can not wait to use mine! As soon as Mr. UPS delivers them to me. I will be doing my happy dance and making something with these little jewels. I love that Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off stamp sets during November. Just in time for all the last-minute holiday crafting. Fun Fun!
I hope each of you have a great and amazing day! I would love to hear your thoughts or questions! I will be back soon with more inspiration for you. And, I still have a few more pictures to share with you from On Stage Atlanta. And be sure to stop by Global Design Project. They are truly amazing group!