Monday, August 31, 2009

Inktegrity DT Sample - Mama's Sweet Boy

A Mother's Love is Never Ending!!!!
Hi and Good Morning everyone!!!
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I had planned to post this card on Saturday afternoon, but Tucker was not feeling well and Hubby was out of town so Mommy had to do some much needed comforting all day!!!!
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That is O.K. though because I just love being their Mommy and it is nice to be needed and very nice to have them want to cuddle with me once in a while!!!!
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It is also sort of fitting for the image I am going to share with you today!!! This sweet image that Joni over at Inktegrity has designed would be perfect for a card given to a friend who is expecting, and encouraging card just to cheer on a friend who is having a tuff time being pregnant which don't we all in those last few months??? It could also be a great image for a big brother card or gift or a baby shower card, or even for a new baby card too!!!!
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This week all week we will be sharing images from the new Inktegrity release happening on September 4th!!! So all during the week head out to my team mates and delight in these wonderful new images Joni will be releasing!!! The BONUS is you do not have to wait until the 4th to get them the image we are sneak peaking each day will be available that same day for purchase!!! Talk about instant gratification!!!! Wooo Hooo. I will be back later today to share my card for today's release images!!! I just know you are going to love these images I sure do!!!!!
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So when you are done her make sure to see if any of my team mates have their projects for today's release done!!! Some may and some may not just yet!!!
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Inktegrity Design Team: Owner - Joni
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So below is my Card. I used SU Card Stocks in Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, and Elegant Eggplant for the hearts cut out with my Scalloped Heart Nesties, The Card Back is on the New SU in color Nestie Rich Razzelberry so so pretty!!!! The DSP is Perfect Plum DSP pack from SU. The flowers are Primas the rhinestone brad is an SU brad from the Circle Rhinestone Ice Collection, and the Dew Drops are shades of purples and mauve's.
I colored my Inktegrity image with my Copics in these colors:
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Hair: E33, E35, E37, E39
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Skin: E02, R00, RV02
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Dress and Shirt: V000, V04, V15, V09, V95, V99, V12
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Boys Shirt B21, B24, B29
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So today is Willow's first day of Pre-K she is so excited about going to school she has been waiting for two weeks since the elementary kids all started school and she is so excited!!!! Hopefully when I get back later today to post my other Inktegrity Release card I can add some pictures of her first day outfit she is so excited to wear it!!!! Tonight we had to paint her finger nails and get things ready to go for tomorrow!!!! She looked so cute!!! As I went to shut her door for the night after tucking her in and kissing her goodnight she said Mommy really excited and I said yes and she said well almost screamed I can not wait for school tomorrow!!! How adorable!!!!

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I hope you enjoy my Inktegrity Card this image was such a pretty one to color up and it made me happy to think of when I was getting ready to have my 2nd baby Willow, Piper was a girl though and only just 2 years old, but this card brought back good memories!!!!

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Heather

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge DT Sample - Some News and some weekly ramblings from Heather!!!! LOL!!!!

You are Quite a Catch!!!!
Good Morning Family, Friends, Stampers, and Etsy Inspired Fans!!!!!
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Happy Saturday Everyone!!!! How are you doing today???
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Well I am doing great it has been a good week and it was Willow's last week at home before Pre-K starts on Monday she says she is so board now that all the neighborhood kids and her sister that she plays with non stop all summer have all gone back to school.
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Now this is my Etsy Inspired post but I just had to take a moment to share something I have been very excited about today. Way Back in December when Melissa the owner of Pink Cat Studio Stamp Company had her DT Call and choose her DT girls and her 10 Guest DT girls for the next year I have been patiently waiting for my turn on the team!!! Well Melissa e-mailed me my new Badge and images today and you guys are Ssssoooooooooo Going to love the new images being released on September 16th!!!! Sneak Peaks are on the 15th and 16th of September so mark your calendars and don't miss out on these super images coming out soon!!!!
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So now onto Etsy Inspired News. This weeks Inspiration Shop is Red Crow Arts Etsy Shop. They have a wide variety of ceramic creations from necklaces to bowls and dish sets, to wall mosaics, to trinkets galore!!! You are bound to find plenty of inspiration in their 10 pages of sale items!!!!! If you play along this week you will be put in the drawing to win the Tree Pendant below. Also as this is the last week of the month Unity Stamp Company is also throwing in a prize too this time they are offering up the Unity Set Time for Travel as an additional Etsy Inspired Prize this week!!!!

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So what you ask do you have to do to play along and win these great prizes for the week?? Well go to the Red Crow Arts Etsy Shop and pick out an inspiration piece or two then make a project of some kind off the inspiration pieces and when you are done go to Ashley - Etsy Inspired Challenge Creators Blog, and link your project up in her Etsy Inspired post for this week by next Friday at Noon PST!!!! That is it and you could win one or both of these great prizes!!!!!

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Once you are done here make sure to head on out to my Etsy Team Mates and see their great Etsy Inspired Creations for the week!!!

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The Etsy Inspired Design Team

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Ashley - Etsy Inspired Challenge Creator...De Swanick...Emily Niehaus...Heather Schlatter...Jackie Bowman...Joy Stagg...Kristen Dyer...Lee Murphy...Shannon Bracken...Tiffany Johnson...Tonya Hopkins...Kerry Angeles (DT Coordinator)

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Inspiration pieces from this weeks Etsy Shop:
The piece above is the prize the winner of this weeks Etsy Inspired Challenge will win!!!!
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Pieces I took inspiration from for my project:
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The pieces below all inspired me to go with a Fishing/Sea Theme for my Card this week!!!!

So Below is my Card. It is also one of the Cards I used when I sent in my Application for the DT Call currently going on at Club Anya for The Greeting Farm!!!!!

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(Due to the fact that I have this card out for a DT Call that has not ended I am going to stress that this card is Copy Righted Heather Schlatter and May Not be Copied or Cased until after September 5th, after that feel free to CASE it if you like it!!!!)

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If you follow my blog you know that like many of my Etsy Team Mates who adore Unity Stamps my "Favorite" (Non SU) Stamp company is The Greeting Farm!!!! I love their stamps and I would love love love to be on their DT, but I know so many people are TGF fans the competition will be fierce!!!!

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So I had this image in my head of a Pier on the ocean and Ian fishing off of it and I sat down and started drawing a Pier. My first attempt had my angles off and so I went next door and showed Tasha my Good Friend/SU Down line/ Next Door Neighbor what I had drawn and asked her to tell me what was wrong (Her Mom is a professional Artist) she told me to change just one thing and boy did it make the difference!!!!

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Sky: I took my White Card Back and started sponging the Sky with SU inks in Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Bordering Blue, and Craft Whisper White ink for the clouds.

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IAN:

For Fisherman Ian who comes from The Greeting Farm Rock the Farm Set I stamped him up in Memento Ink, and then I colored him up with my Copics in these colors:

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Hair: YG02 Base, E07, E08, E09, E19, E30, E04, E09

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Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV13

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Clothes: B21, B24, B29, G20, G21, G24, R20, R29, R35, R46

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Hat: E31, E30, E35, E37

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Fish: C02, C05, C07, B100

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Sentiment:

I drew the birds in the sky using C3, and C5 Copics.

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I took one of my Creating Keepsakes fonts that looked distressed and Printed it in Red on White Card Stock and personalized my own Sentiment to fit the card. I then took some hemp twine and cut it in sets of 3 strands tied them together and then braided them and tied them together again at the other end to make the frame around the sentiment.

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Water and Shimmerz:

I did the Water By using my Aqua painters and the same SU colors as the sky and I water colored the waves of the water over and over using all 4 colors and my SU Aqua Painters, until it looked like it does now. Then I took 4 different colors of Shimmerz and water colored them on using my SU Aqua Painters again to add some fizz and dimension to my ocean waves. I used the Shimmerz colors Ultra Marine, Silver Bells, December Sky, and Butter Cream.

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Bouy:

At first there was no Buoy but the left of the card just looked too blue so I googled buoy's and then hand drew the one I liked the best and added it to the water after I colored it with my copics in R20, R29, R35, R46, C2, and B21.

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Pier, Ocean, and Fish:
Above is a close up of the Pier I drew and then cut out and added to the card. I used so many colors on it that I am not sure I remember them but as best I can remember here is the ones I used. E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E71, E77, and a Black Multi liner pen to draw and make the knot marks in the wood.
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I also hand drew the fish and colored them up in B91, B95, G20, G24, and E30, and E37 they are also shimmerd in Celery, Butter Cream and Ultra Marine to make them have that iridescent look that fish scales have.
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Here is a side view so you can see the shimmerz. You can not see all the different colors or how they added dimension to the waves but you can see the blingy shimmery effect the shimmerz adds to projects!!!!
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Well I guess that is about it for me this week. This morning Tasha and I are hosting a FREE Stampin Up Workshop Today - where people can come and make 1 Scrap Book Page, 1 Card, and 1 3-D/ Gift Item to take home. We are celebrating the New Stampin Up Catalog and Stamping Year!!!! If you are local feel free to stop by and play with us at 4011 Sherwood Dr. Hutchinson from 10:00am to 11:30am!!!!!
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As soon as I am done Marvin is heading out to Kansas City with his younger brother and two of his High School Friends to go to a Kansas City Chiefs game and then they are spending the night up there and coming home on Sunday because the came does not even start until 7:30pm. I get to stay home and spend time with the kids, do laundry, and finish getting the house ready for Willow's Teacher to come and do a Home Visit on Tuesday Evening. For some reason since the Pre-K program we are sending her too was fortunate enough to get Grant Money from the State to help fund an exceptional Pre-K program then one of the things they have to do is 1 Home Visit. So that will be Tuesday night for us!!!
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Have a Very Stampendous Weekend!!!! Don't forget to play along in the Etsy Challenge this week to be eligible to win the prizes!!!!!! Also Next Week the Etsy Inspired Challenge is turning 1 year old!!! We have all sorts of exciting things coming up that you will love and there are lots of prizes for next week so do not miss out on the Etsy Inspired Challenge Big Birthday Event!!!
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Heather

Friday, August 28, 2009

Your Next Stamp DT Call ends today

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(This card uses stamps from 3 different companies. I started with a white card and sponged and water colored and used my copics to create this fun farm scene!!! It is one of my all time favorite cards probably because we are from Kansas and Hubby grew up on a farm and my kids love to go visit Grandma and Poppy on the farm too!!!)
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Hi Everyone!!!!
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While finally finding some time to blog hop tonight Ashely reminded me that the new company Your Next Stamp has a DT Call that ends today. I had seen it the other day and thought I want to do that their images are really cute, but then got busy with the kiddo's and forgot to post about it.
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Anyway all they ask is that you post 2 of your favorite cards on your blog and post about them and their call and link them and then link your post in their comment section on the Your Next Stamp blog, and then you can be considered for the DT. So anyway here is my Favorite 2 cards except I could not pick just two so I had to but three in I could not decided between two of them!!! LOL!!!! You know me I love to color and I love pictures so it is hard to pick my absolute favorites some times!!!!
(This image is colored with copics I tried to pick papers to go with the Easter Egg theme of this cute image. You can not see all of the shading and blending as well but there is a lot of shading and blending in this image. I showed the close up of the image in the original post and you could see it in the close up)
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(The Tree sign, and girls are digi images I drew the tree house added onto the tree and made the wooden hanging ladder to add the the Tree Scene of the image - Colored with Copics and water colors)
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So there is still a couple of hours head on over to Your Next Stamp and check out their store and blog, and their cute cute images they just had a release to boot!!!!
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Heather

Feature Friday - With The Character Cafe DT - Christmas Angel

Christmas Blessings From an Angel
Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!!!
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Well today is Friday which around here is Feature Friday With The Character Cafe DT. Last Friday we released 8 new images!!!! We had a fun blog hop and everyone including the DT got some free images along the way!!!!!
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Last Week I was assigned for my Blog Hop image Angel Angelica. Angelica comes with 4 files Angelica alone, and Angelica with 3 different Christmas sayings above her head. I had started out on 2 projects for the Hop but due to my very active and mischievous 2 year old I only was able to finish one of the projects. So I had this extra Angelica colored up in Christmas colors!!!
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Now my newly 5 year old Willow has really gotten into coloring (recently with my copics!!! Yes I am crazy, but she takes really good care of them so I am learning to let some things go and let them have fun!!!!!) Anyway she wanted to learn how to sponge and use shimmerz paints. So I taught her those things while we made this card together!!!!
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Now when you are done here make sure to stop by and see my talented team mates lovely creations as well!!! It is always fun to see which of the 8 images we each pick to use!!! There is almost always 3 or 4 of us that pick the same one to use for Feature Fridays each week.
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The Character Cafe Design Team:
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(Go here to see this weeks Work it Wednesday Challenge, if you play along you have a very good chance of winning several Free The Character Cafe images and a Guest DT spot on our team!!!)
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So Below is my Card for this week. I started out with a completely white card back and then Willow and I took SU inks in Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Bordering Blue, and Craft Whisper White ink and did sponging to create the realistic looking sky, we also used the baby wipe swipe technique to create the clouds in the sky.
It was my idea to get out the cotton balls to make the clouds but it was Willow's desire to add the clear white Dew Drops in the clouds she calls them Sky Chrystal's!!!! I do not think I would have ever added them, but she was so proud of them!!!! I think she wanted to add them because we added the red ones above to make the Christmas Holly!!!!! The Green leaves on the Holly I hand drew then cut out colored with my Copic markers and then shimmerized them for some pretty sparkle!!!! .......
I helped Willow to paint the Beeswax shimmers onto Angelica's wings. I choose the gold color because I thought it looked really pretty with the Christmas colors on her dress!!! I first outlined the outsides of her wings with two shades of Copics to add dimension to her wings!!!! ....... Angelica is colored up using these copics: ...... Hair: E30, E31, E35, E39 ....... Skin: R00, E00, E93, RV13 ....... Dress and Holly: R20, R29, R35, R46, G06, G17 ....... Halo and Wings outlined with: Y00, Y08, Y38 I just love how the Beeswax Shimmerz really makes her wings and Halo look like they are glowing in the sky!!!!
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Well I must go now today is Willow's last day at home before Pre-School starts and so we are going to have a fun day together!!!! I am sure that will include her new favorite pass time coloring and stamping and making cards she asks all the time if we can make cards now!!! LOL!!!! Got to love her Willow is such a Happy Go Lucky easy and fun child to spend time with!!!!
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Have a Stampendous Weekend!!!!!
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Heather

Freebie Friday with Digital Delights

My The Character Cafe Feature Friday Project will post at 6am today so come on back then to see it!!!!
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Wendy - Digital Delights Illustrator and Owner has had lots of requests for a boy Angel so she has come through and this weeks Friday Freebie image is Alexander Angel!!!!
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Here is a peak of what he looks like now to get the full un - water marked version of him head on out to Digital Delights new Blog/Store and pick him up under the Friday Freebie button on the new site!!!!
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Don't forget that Wendy is having a Grand Re-Opening special to Celebrate the change to the new Digital Delights Web Site and if you sign up to follow the blog between now and September 8th Wendy will be putting all the names in the hat and one lucky follower will be receiving EVERY single Digital Delights image for FREE!!!! WOW!!!!!!
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Is he not the Cutest image???
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Heather

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Digital Delights - Grand Re-Opening - Prizes!!!!

Digital Delights Grand Re-Opening
Happy Thursday All,
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Today I wanted to tell you about the New Blog/Store Site for Digital Delights. Wendy AKA Louby Loo has changed the site for the store/blog of Digital Delights!!!
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Wendy is also giving away EVERY SINGLE IMAGE that she has designed to one lucky winner of someone who starts following her blog from Now until September 8th!!!!
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I am not just saying it I really mean it when I say Wendy's images re just the cutest images I have seen out there in the Digital Realm so You will want to win this prize!!!!
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So Head on over and start following the New Digital Delights Blog for your chance at winning All of the Digital Delights images!!!
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I do have a super cute project to share with you later today from the Newest Release over at Inktegrity so come on back later to see a super cutie patootie!!!!
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Heather

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday Time!!!!! A Fluttering Purple Varigade

Fluttering Purple Varigades
Hi Everyone!!!!!,
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Well I made this card yesterday and planned to post it early this morning after Piper got on the Bus, but a friend in need - needed me to be there for her and that took precedence of posting my card!!!! So I am going to post it now, sorry it is later than normal.
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This week our lovely team mate Kim challenged us to use or favorite quote with our Flutter By Cards. Unfortunately I do not really have any quotes and the few I did have do not work with Flutter By so I used my favorite Sentiment set Butterfly Sentiments from The Greeting Farm. I do not own this set yet just stamped a bunch of images up when I was visiting my good friends Janna, and Jesswho are both on The Greetinf Farm DT and Jess actually created this set with Marie's. I searched and searched last night for the longer sayings in this set but I could not find them and so I ended up using the My Friend sentiment from that set since the others I had stamped up, seem to be eluding me right now.
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When you get done seeing my Flutter By Creation then head on out to my team mates and see what great creations they have come up with this week as well!!!
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The Flutter By Featured Stampers Team:
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Ann...Cassie...Chris...Christine...Harriet...Heather...Jodi...Kim...Lelia...Michelle...Nancy...Nicola...Stef...and our wonderful Creator Danni of Danni's Dreams Blog
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So below is my Flutter By Card for this week. I guess I am on a purple and green kick this week!!!!! I got out SU Card Stock in Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum DSP pack, and Elegant Eggplant. I also threw in some Certainly Celery for contrast to all the purples!!!
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I cut out 3 layers of Label #4 Nesties and embossed them with my SU Big Shot.

Several layers of the card are popped up either with SU Stampin Deminsionals or excess foam and rubber from my stamp sets. I colored the background of the Sentiments and the Butterfly in the same purples I used to Varigade Flutter By Anya's Hair.

I colored up Flutter By Anya using my Copics in these colors:
Skin: R00, E00, E95, and R21
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Hair: V000, V04, V12, and V17
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Outfit: V00, V04, V12, V17, G20, G21, G24
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Well I have got to go do stuff with the kids and work on the never ending laundry pile and I am behind on things today so I will not drown on today about what we have been up to, but the last few days have been fun ones!!!! Hopefully I will get to tell more about them tomorrow when I post my Card for Inktegrity this week!!!
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Have a Stampendous Flutter By Wednesday!!!!
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Heather

Monday, August 24, 2009

Stampin Up - Stampers Clubs - To Start Back Up in September - Out of town or Out of State Members Welcome!!! Launch of New Blog

Examples of things we make in Stampers Club each Month!!!! Scroll down for The Character Cafe Blog Hop and Newer posts
Hello Friends, and Family, and Stampers,
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We had a great weekend this weekend we took the kids to the Out Door Water Park here in town as a family on Saturday and then on Sunday I took the girls back by myself and met a good friend there as well.
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Piper learned how to jump off the High Dive and loved going down the water slides. Willow my much more reserved one did not try either. She had just finally worked up the nerve to try it and then they announced it was closing time!!! LOL!!!! I was surprised Piper did the High Dive as she had never even been on a diving board before, but I said hey I want to see you try the high dive after she did the low dive and she said O.K. and she did it!!!!
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Now for Today's News. My SU Down lines and I are getting ready to start back up our Monthly Stampers Clubs and we are having a Big Beginning of the New Stampin Up Year Celebration on Thursday evening August 27th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and again on Saturday morning August 29th from 10:00am to 11:30am. If you are local or near us you are welcome to come!!!
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Celebration Workshop:
It is Totally FREE and we will have
1 Scrapbook Page
1 Card and
1 3-D Gift item ready for you to do and take home.
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Our Monthly Stampers Clubs are Welcome to New Members while we have open slots still so if you are interested sign up soon before the slots are all filled. Out of Town and Out of State Members are welcome there will just be a $6 charge for shipping from our house to your door each month we meet. This is only to cover the cost to send it to you so we do not end up in the hole on shipping. If you are an out of town or out of state member we will make your projects for you and send them off to you with your order so you will still get to participate and you will still receive your "Hostess month and earn all the FREE Stamping Supplies", all the other members also gets to have!!!! That month we will just plan your club for you and host it at our house so that we can still have club that month.
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What is Stampers Club???
Well we meet the amount of months we have people and each month we get to get together have fun, socialize, and make 3 great project to take home and keep or give away as gifts. The projects every month vary from Cards to Scrap Book Pages, to punched art, 3-D items, Gift items, and Gift packaging, and Home Decore' items. So if we have 10 members then we meet for 10 months usually skipping December and May as those are very busy months. Each month the members order supplies to keep their stocks up, or to make more projects with like paper, stamps, tools, ink, markers, chip board, embellishments and accessories for all your stamping projects. The monthly orders are $22.50 minimum so that each month one of the girls who is the "Hostess" that month can earn all her own FREE Stamping Supplies and that way each member gets to get all the free stuff one of the months. In my club I also give a discount on your hostess month so if that month you are wanting something bigger this is the month to do it!!!! If you are one of my regular attenders and there is a month you can not come I will do my best to get your projects done for you so you do not miss out on a months of projects!!!!
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We teach many new techniques and use all of the fun new tools and accessories as they become available to us, which means you get to use all the fun new stuff too!!!!
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We are very excited to Announce!!!!!
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We have launched a New SU Team Blog and e-mail if you want to see our upcoming events and keep up on what is going on. We have quite a few things up but the blog is still under construction so not everything we plan to add and have up is quite there just yet. So Under Construction. Our Stampin Up Team Blog can be found here:
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Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!!!
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Heather