Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LAST CA Card post... I PROMISE ;)

I had some new goodies/Stampin' Up! stuff from the new cattie I wanted to try, but quickly realized that in my "3 bags full" of stamping items to make these cards worthy of shareing wasn't sufficient.

I will not be able to give the details of  the papers, elements and the recipes for these cards, so take a creative look From Millan.Net and let me know what you think....


Since this last card is barely "viewable," I will stop here From Millan.Net
As, I have some other recent fun things to share.... with better pics!  Check out my upcoming posts.

Thanks for yappin' bout stampin' with me.... From Millan.Net :)

Three Cards Featuring the "Best of Flowers" from the March 25th anniversary set


As I stated in my last post, I made a few cards while on was in CA and gave ya all a heads up on my photography From Millan.Netof these cards.
I am already photography challenged, am I right, but being in a hotel with minimal lighting didn't help may cause :(   I would have taken new pics, but had already sent out most of these cards before I realized how the pics turned out.
I used whatever available photo editing software that I trusted and below is best I could do:
SET: Best of Flowers and Loving Thoughts
PAPER: Whispher White, Polka-dot parade DSP and Crushed Curry
INK: Raspberry Ripple, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
TECH: Ink to stamp,


This worst of the worst photos which makes me saddest... From Millan.Net as I really like how this simple card turned out, but I couldn't get the true color of the whispher white cards stock to look anything but yellowed.
SETS: Best of Flowers and Express Yourself
PAPERS: Whispher White and Melon Mambo
INK: Raspberry Ripple, Primerose Petals and Old Olive
TECH:  Markers to stamp with a small sprint of H2o

Ok is the best pic so far of the card I made using the Best of Flowers stamp set, so I made it big, bigger and really big to overshadow the other photographs....
Papers:  Elegant Eggplant and Pale Plum
Ink: Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Clear EP, and Crochet Trim
I love this card~~~ even though I had limited supplies, the best techique of this card was coloring the antique ribbon with a marker and using Versamark, clear embossing to make the ribbon stiff enough to fold it the way I wanted for a greeting banner.
Thanks for letting me to continue to yapp bout stampin'   From Millan.Net


Friday, June 21, 2013

I have been on adventure that is new for me and my family....


I have been pretty much off the grid from stamping since the 31st of May.

DH and I traveled to CA on May 31st to welcome our first grandchild into the world.;
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We had such great timing, which I knew was pretty "iffy" when we headed down.  Fortunately for us and unfortunately for my "DIL" she was uncomfortably overdue. We had a few days with the expentant parents before their sweet baby was born and few days after with new sweet fam.
New born in her Daddy's arms... this what this Grandma, ME, saw when I first walked in.... so sweet.  Mom was doing well....and I obviously weeped a few silent tears at her sheer beauty.

Ok. I must admit I brought along a few stampin' items with me to help pass the time in the hotel....

WHAT?  you say....Yes, really! we were there for over a week....Check out my next post to see the awesome cards and how really bad the pics I took. From Millan.Net are.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Need more GREETING in your stamp collection? Yes? Then don't miss this~~~

Grab Your Greetings Promotion

Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013, see this sets by name here :

Sale Price     Retail Price         Description                                                             Item Number

$17.96          $23.95              Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set             132070
$13.46          $17.95              Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set              126707

$14.96         $19.95               Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set              132085
$11.21         $14.95               Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set               126457

$21.71         $28.95                Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set                    128706
$15.71         $20.95                Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set                     122497

I have all of these sets except sweet essentials and it is definatelhy on  my list befoer the  this wonderful offer is ends!

Yappin' Stampin'

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Introducing two new pages to my blog....

Hey all you Yappers,

I have added 2 new pages to my blog, From Millan.Net to give you better access to the newest news on a couple of the super on going specials through out the catalog year.

1) Check out the 25th Anniversary Monthly Stamp Set Page by selecting the page above.  

And don't forget to print out the sheet to place all the stickers from the sets you purchase... buy six and get a free stamp set up to the value of $14.95.

2) Also, take a look at the page with the NEW wonderful Photopolymer stamps, just click on the Photopolymer page above.

Just Yappin' about Stampin and sharing with you some wonderful things that are available to you through the new catalog year.. enjoy!

Don't forget to contact me if you have questions or want to order any of these great sets.
Just Yappin' bout all the wonderful, superduper, specials that are available to you all through out the catalog year!


Monday, June 3, 2013

Just some playing around with a (now) retired set:

I found this "Groovy Guava" large scallop with was from package of cards (the large scallop) and chocolate chip envelopes.  I have no idea how long ago it was available.   No matter how much I poke around my brain  From Millan.Net , I just can't remember!

This card started out using the Spot light technique, but it didn't quite turn out exactly as planned.


Set: Elements of Style, retired All Holidays (retired)
Paper: Choc. Chip, Retired DSP and Whispher White
Ink: Calypso Coral,  Old Olive and Soft Suede
Accessories: Crochet Trim Ribbon, Choc Chip Brad, Window Punch and Basic pearls
Thanks for Yappin' bout Stampin' with me!  From Millan.Net

Trying to use some of my retiring sets before they retired.... well

They have retired since I started working on them. So here is just quick run down on a couple I got finished:

I was thinking about how I always use my go to layouts and wanted to go for something different.  Using the Floral Framelits and Always Eleanor set I created this fun card.
I used a brush tip pen nib ink pad to color the image. I got the same effect that I would have with a blender pen and ink.  It was fun to try another tool for effect.
Stamp Sets: Always Eleanor (retired) and Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Crisp Cantalope, Pistachio Pudding, Whispher White and In-Color 12x12 DSP.
Ink:  Crisp Cantalope, Pistanchio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, and Pear Pizazz
Accessories: Floral Framelits. Bigz Die Circles, Basic Pearls and Stain Calypso Coral (from SAB).  Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder.
Thanks for Yappin' about Stampin' with me.