Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator ~ Debbie Dutchess ~ www.debbied.stampinup.net ~ deeleed@aol.com

Friday, April 30, 2010

Hello Again!

Wow! It has been way too long since I've been on here. Stampin' Up! has added a blog feature to our Demonstrator Website and I have been debating as to whether I should change over to just the SU blog, just keep this blog, or do both. This one has many great features, but is a bit more time consuming in that I have to link everything. The SU blog isn't quite as "pretty", but you would already be on the site, and I wouldn't have to link anything. I have been using this one for over a year, and feel very comfortable, and obviously am still in the learning process with the SU blog. I thought I had made my mind up to use the SU blog mostly for time-saver purposes, but as I sit here typing, I think I've changed my mind, and will probably do both for a while. Well, with all of that out of the way, I have so much information to share with you!

The Summer Mini Sales Period starts May 1. This is another great mini! So many wonderful products, and I'm loving having the choice of wood mount or clear mount stamps. New Travel Designer Series Paper & Stamps, along with Tropical DSP & Stamps and New 6x6 Coordinating Albums. I am so excited! I Love making the 6x6 albums. I just finished up 2 so I wouldn't feel guilty buying the new ones, although that has never stopped me before!

This is one of my favorite sets from the Summer Mini, Elements of Style. I used another one of my favorite products the Big Shot & the Top Note Die. I cut two Top Notes, one in Chocolate Chip and one in Naturals White and trimmed it at the perforation to layer it on top. I stamped my image with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and used my Blender Pen and Bashful Blue and So Saffron Classic Ink to color it in. I wanted to make my ribbon look distressed, so I used the brush end of my Soft Suede Marker and gently ran it along the rib of the Satin Bashful Blue Ribbon. I also sponged all the edges with Soft Suede.

It feels good to be back. With so much going on with Stampin' Up!, I hope you check back often so you don't miss out on all of the great things coming up.

Thanks for stopping by today!

dd