Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How I will spend my summer vacation.........

Stamping of course! I am enjoying a week off to do as I please. No spouse (he's working), kids grown and nothing but the dog to follow me. I have swaps I have signed up for and some cards to do and a whole new Stampin Up catalogue to explore!

I am still working on the magnolia bracelet. I have not given up hope yet. So far I have tried glossy accents and hair spray to seal the charms - but both make the copic ink run. I will keep trying and keep you updated.

Now, on to new stuff!

Here is Edwin, a Magnolia stamp, getting ready to travel to my June Mingle buddy in the US.

This is one of the new stamps from the Stampin Up catalogue. The picture is taken from an angle because I used glossy paper and marker to colour this. My head on photography really caught a glare.The paper is from a new designer pack as well. The colours used are Pear Pizazz and Early Expresso plus Kraft or Crumb Cake as it is now known. This one is for an "In Colour" swap that I am participating in. After my first order in July, I will be working on my second contribution using Poppy Parade as the focal colour.

My next project is to complete the swaps I need to do for a technique swap. One of the demonstrators compiled a collection of techniques into a word document, leaving a space for a sample. Now, a bunch of Demonstrators are making samples for the word document to complete the book. I will be sure to use these techniques in up coming classes. I can't wait to share!

Stay tuned! More should be posted soon! Have a great summer.