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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Playing with Depth of field

I just love this technique, I cant get enough of it. After the last card, I noticed some Parisian Breeze DSP sitting on my table and the cute little flower from A Rose is A Rose, reminded me Parisian Breeze Pattern, so I trued to recreate it, using Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point. I flipped the Parisian Breeze DSP over, and used the checkered side, so there wouldnt be too many flowers.

These colors are just beautiful together, arent they? Unfortunately, all these colors and DSP are also going away at the end of the month!

I grabbed to flowers from the All the pretties kit and used my reinker to dye one of them Pacific Point and the other Baja Breeze and used Baja Breeze ribbon. I didnt add a sentiment cause I liked it just the way it is. I guess I could add a tag with a sentiment hanging from the flower, that would make it perfect for most any occassion!
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Depth of Field Technique

I have been loving all the sampes I have seen using the Depth of Field
Technique from the latest TJ newsletter. I had to give it a try.
It requires a bold stamp and I just used A Rose is a Rose last night to decorate
some lunch sacks for Sherill to send to RMH. Since it was still sitting on my table, I just grabbed it and went to town. I didnt have gray ink, crap, i just realized I couldve used a stampin Spot... Oh well, so I substituted the kiwi kiss in stead of gray and I used Pink Pirouette (So sad to see this one go) and Riding Hood Red. (gonna miss that one too!) As I started stamping, I realized the reason this one must have popped in my head is because it looks so similar to the Bella Rose papers. (Another one I am really going to miss!) Anyway, I really like the way it came out, Iadded a background of Bella Rose, of course! And this is what I came up with. I topped it off with some "hinges" using the window punch and some kiwi kiss brads and one of favorites, Full of Life stamps. I think I am off to do another one, I wish I could use the stamp of the week set on this technique, but, I just dont think it is a bold enough image..... oh well.... happy stampin!
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Digital Scrapbooking Lessons

One of my favorite scrapbookers, Renee Pearson is offering a fantastic digital scrapbooking workshop: An introduction to Photoshop Elements for Crafters.

In this 4-week workshop, Renee will personally lead you through the fun, fast and easy lessons designed specifically for the beginning digital scrapbooker or crafter. Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 or 7 and the digital kits and templates provided, you'll be whipping out digital scrapbook pages in no time.

The 4-week workshop includes:
Full-resolution video lessons
Four free digital kits
Weekly chats with Renee
Questions answered in 24-hours
Support Forum
Discussion forum and gallery
PDF downloads
Lifetime access to class material

The class begins June 24th, if you register before June 19th, you can get the early Bird Price of only $40.00. After that, it will be at the regular, still low price of $50.00.

We have all heard the rumors about SU coming out with some digital scrapbook stuff soon, what a great way to get a jump start on it, with this Digital Scrapbooking course from Renee!

If you are interested in this, or Renee's other digital offerings, visit her website for more information.


As you all know, the new catalog is coming out and there will be lots of new goodies in it~

However, this, of course means we have to say goodbye to some favorites. One of the items going away this month is the Big Shot Starter Kit. (The Big shot and all of our fabulous exclusive dies (Plus some exciting new ones) will still be available, but this fabulous starter kit, will be going away July 1st


  • The Bigshot Kit (Item # 116314, $195.95) which comes with:
    • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
    • Multipurpose Platform

    • Standard Cutting Pads
    • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Scallop Envelope Bigz Die
    • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Top Note Bigz Die (My Favorite!)
    • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Sizzix Birds & Blooms Four Pack
    • Stampin' Up! Exclusive Decorative Strip Billboard

    • Decorative Strip Cutting Pads
    • Decorative Strip Extended Spacer Platf
  • The Bigshot kit with Bag (Item #116315, $259.95) comes with all this, plus the fabulous Black and white checkered doctors bag, to carry it in

  • a Level 1 Hostess Set for FREE
  • $20 in Hostess Benefits
  • Big Shot Idea Pages
  • A free Die of your choice (My gift to you)

(that's a savings of up to $25.00)

Hurry, this offer expires with the current catalog on 30 June!

More Stamp of the Week: Scene in a Garden

Two more samples of the stamp of the week, Scene in a Garden, the first one was inspired by Stamping 411, I didnt quite stick with the dimensions of the card, but this is what I came up with.

The second one showcases some of our new In-Colors and the Circle Scallop Die. I also used some of Tim Holtz's distress ink, I thought it would fit well with the theme of this card, I sure wish SU would come up with some distress ink! Distressing with Ink is one of my favorite techniques!