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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Elements of Style

Have you ever felt like you just needed a time-out? A break from your duties and chores and just stay in your pajamas all day? I'm sure you have. Well, I did just that yesterday. I gave myself a well-deserved and much needed time-out. I made cards ALL DAY. The laundry did not get done, the house did not get cleaned, I did not turn on the stove or the TV. It was a very good day. I just stamped all day and sorted all the colors (card stocks and inks) that will be retired end of next month. I am not too bummed with the color change this year. I am actually very happy that Stampin' Up! will bring back some of my favorite colors. I just don't know how painful it will be when they announce the stamp sets that will be retiring. I really thought I was not going to recover last year because almost my entire shelf got retired. I whined and rant for a couple of weeks, but life went on like always. I was so discouraged that I almost gave-up my SU demonstrator status. However, with my friends' loyalty and support I am still here and ever so grateful that I will be going to convention this summer.

One of my very favorites is Elements of Style stamp set. When I want to feel like a true artist and pretend I have the ability to paint a masterpiece, this is my go to set. We will be making this in class next week. I did not put any sentiment so that it can be used for whatever occasion. I also used two colors that will be retiring, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery.

Flowers are heat embossed with black craft ink and embossing powder.
Card Recipe

Stamp Set: Elements of Style (Wood 118611 Clear 120045)
Paper: Card stocks in Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and Whisper White
Ink: Craft Stampin' pad in Basic Black (102192), Classic stampin' pad in Bashful Blue for sponging the edges, Stampin' Write markers in Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery (105106)
Accessories & tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Embossing Folder in Lacy Brocade (127819), Stampin' Emboss Powder in Clear (109130) and Iridescent Ice (101930), 3/16" Corner Rounder punch (119871), sponge daubers (102892), 3/8" Tafetta Ribbon in Bashful Blue (retired) and Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

I used the same exact layout on this one, just took out the ribbon and added a sentiment. Not Quite Navy and River Rock will be retiring also. I think this combo will be a really nice Sympathy card.

Card Recipe

Stamp Set: Elements of Style (Wood 118611 Clear 120045), Blooming with Kindness (Wood 126420 Clear 126422)
Paper: Card stocks in Not Quite Navy, River Rock and Whisper White
Ink: Craft Stampin' pad in Basic Black (102192), Classic Stampin' pad in Not Quite Navy (126971), Stampin' Write markers in Not Quite Navy and River Rock
Accessories & tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Embossing Folder in Lacy Brocade (127819), Stampin' Emboss Powder in Clear (109130) and Iridescent Ice (101930), Punches in 3/16" Corner Rounder (119871), 1 1/4" Circle (119861), 1 3/8" Circle (119860), sponge daubers (102892) and Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Thank you to Carolyn Bennett for sharing this with us at SCS.


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