Saturday, September 17, 2011

Something to Share!

Well, I've been terribly busy these past 2 weeks with company, both friends and family! It's been wonderful, but hasn't left me any time to create and share with you, my friends!

This morning, I was looking through a past issue of Stampin' Success, the magazine that I receive monthly as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. In this magazine, there are business articles to help me promote my business to you, my customers and friends, but there are also fun ideas of cards and other projects that I can show you to promote the products from Stampin' Up! This particular issue was showcasing the new In Colors that were introduced July 1st of this year, and I'm in love with all of them! The project was a cute little birdhouse, which I made today to share with you. I made this one in Island Indigo which is a beautiful blue color that reminds me of the island waters away from the Carribean (not quite as light as the Pool Party island waters, but deep and blue and vibrant).

On our demonstrator website, there is a place where we can get templates for cards, scrapbook pages, and other fun projects. This birdhouse was #23 from the template library.

I couldn't make the birdhouse exactly as they did in the magazine as I don't have the Flexible Phrases stamp set, so I chose the Pendant Park stamp set. I embossed the "hello" and the beautiful border at the bottom of my birdhouse with VersaMark ink and Silver Embossing powder. My flag pole is pathetic since my flowers were already attached and I had to work around them, so please don't look at that! LOL! The bottom trim beneath my embossed trim is from the In Color 2012 Color Stack. I love the In Color stacks especially! There are 4 pages each of 2 different patterns in each of the 5 colors. (I love the other stacks too, but there are only 2 pages of the 2 different patterns to equal 4 pages of each color -- I run out too soon! LOL!)

The cute little flowers are from the Itty Bitty Punch collection: I punched them out of Whisper White c/s, then inserted a small blue brad from the Regals collection. Ideally, I might have used the In Color brads to match exactly, but they were a bit large for these flowers.

Anyway, that's my quick share for today! Thanks for stopping by!


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