Friday, February 23, 2007

Spring Doodle

Well, it's Friday night, but for me it's still a work night. I had to get ready for a demonstrator meeting and a class tomorrow, and stamp a couple of swap cards.

This card features the "Doodle That" set from the Spring Mini Catalog, available March 1. The flower images are stamped in basic black on whisper white card stock and colored with tempting turquoise and pink passion stampin' write markers. After coloring, the panel is sponged with always apricot ink and matted on pink passion card stock.

It's a very bright card, but after a long winter a little brightness may be just what the doctor ordered.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Keeping Resolutions

Since I promised that this was going to be a record of my stamping adventures, I may as well show you what I've been up to. One of my new year's resolutions for 2007 was to make 10 Christmas cards every month, so that I will not be rushed and crazed in December. So here is my February card. A little non-traditional so it will stand out in a crowd.
The base of the card is Lavender Lace. The Whisper White panel is stamped with a stamp from the Snowflakes set in Lavender Lace classic ink. Each snowflake is stamped 3 times without re-inking, providing the variation in shade. The white panel is layered on Mellow Moss and Lovely Lilac. The tag with the sentiment is hand-cut from the Mellow Moss card stock and stamped in Lovely Lilac classic ink. The direct to paper method was used to color the edges of the tag and it's attached to the panel with a silver brad.
Who knows, come next December you could be the recipient of this card!

Welcome to the Stamp With Diane blog

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. My name is Diane and I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the western Chicago suburbs.

I started stamping in January, 2006 at a free class offered at my local libary and I fell in love from the first impression. In June of 2006 I became a demonstrator because I wanted to find new people with whom to share my love of rubber stamping.

I've had a great time combining my hobby with a home-based business. I love to demonstrate at home parties and to teach stamping techniques. I decided to start a blog so that I could share my latest projects with my friends, customers and the demonstrators on my team. I hope you will check in periodically to see what I've been up to! Your comments are greatly appreciated as well (not the least because they will let me know you were here to visit!)