After playing with this blog for 2-1/2 years I think I finally found some graphics that represent the spirit of Catered Crop. So - even without the help of Ty Pennington and his crew - Bus Driver - MOVE THAT BUS.
I know, no tears - it's not all that dramatic.
Now, really, in my mind's eye, this is just the beginning. Hang on tight with me, because my goal is to migrate this blog into a WordPress.org website/blog so I can customize it even more to grow with my Stampin' Up! organization. Well, it's a goal anyway. I have to find a place to host my site and I'm just learning WordPress. I even bought a book, "WordPress for Dummies." If any of you have created a WordPress.org site, boy, I'd sure like to hear from you.
Shew - In the past two weeks I've hopped from hotel to hotel, partly for work and partly for our family reunion/vacation. Like my Dad used to say, we're like cows heading for the barn. One more night in Dallas visiting our daughter, Caitlin, and then I get to sleep in my own comfy bed.
This is a card I made a couple of weeks ago, but just haven't been able to get it posted. After all our travels these past weeks, it seemed appropriate to shoot it in front of the pool.
This is a revival of this card, and a CASE of this card at Crafty Girl Designs. I'm freakin' loving this new Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper and the new colors. Since all these colors are new, I don't have buttons to match them, yet. No problem - I made my own button.
Cut out a 1" x 1" square of the designer paper.
Dab some Crystal Effects on the square paper.
Lay one of our Clear Buttons on top of the paper.
After the Crystal Effects dries a little, use a large needle or paper piercing tool to make the button holes.
Thread our linen thread through the button holes to tie the button to the ribbon.
Oooo, and if you haven't heard, I have VERY exciting news for you. Our new catalog will have a package of markers in the new in-colors. So, to stamp the sentiment, I was able to use the markers to color right onto the stamp.
Here's the rest of the recipe.
Stamp Sets: Scene in a Garden (113246) and Smarty Pants (115070) Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry cardstock available July 1; Whisper White (100730) cardstock Ink: Soft Suede and Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Markers Etc.: Clear Buttons (115447), Linen Tread (104199), Soft Suede Polka Dot 1/2" Grosgrain Ribbon (111372), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101149), and Crystal Effects (101055).
Our clear buttons come in a package of 3 each of 3 sizes: 3/4" circle, 1" circle, and 1" square. You can dress them up by applying Rub-On images, stamping on them with craft ink or, like I did, by attaching a cut-out shape to the button.
Once again, your action news reporter in the booth at the gym, covering
the disturbance at the basketball playoff. Pardon me, sir, did you see
Yeah, I did. Half time,
I's just goin' down thar to get Ethel a snow
And here he come, right out of the cheap seats,
down the middle of the court.
Didn't have on nothing but his PF's.
Made a hook shot and got out through the concessions stand.
I hollered up
at Ethel, I said, "Don't look, Ethel!"
But it was too late. She'd
already got a free shot.
Grandstandin', right there in front of the
Hee Hee, for those of you old enough to remember, that's Ray Steven's, The Streak. My Dad loved that song. If someone was walking around with too much skin showing, he'd yell - Don't Look Ethel! Still makes me giggle.
If you don't want to see some of the newest products in the Stampin' Up! catalog, you may want to shield your eyes. Don't look! For everyone else, I caution you . . . this card uses a paper and the new in-colors you can't buy until July 1 if you're not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. This may be more of a tease than that streaker!
When I saw the first sneak peek of this new designer paper, Raspberry Lemonade, I wasn't sure I'd like these color combinations. But, oh dear, I'm loving these jewel tones and that distressed Basic Grey style.
My new sneak-peak stamps are still being shipped, so I combined this paper with my still-favorite mini catalog set, Scene in a Garden. Unfortunately, this set didn't make it into the new catalog, so it will go away at the end of this month. The rest of the recipe includes two of the newest colors, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo - as yummy as the names sound!
Stamp Set: Scene from a Garden (113246) and Sanded (109294) Paper: Raspberry Lemonade, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo cardstock, available 7/1/09.
Ink: Staz-on, Chocolate Chip marker (using aqua painters to apply) Etc.: Basic Jumbo Grommets (114348), Build a Brad, non-Stampin-up Flower Soft.