Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cinema Saturday Challenge #74 - "UP!"

I am so excited to *finally* be playing along with the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge again! We're still waiting on Baby to arrive - and I took a break from birth announcement preparation to play along with the movie "UP!" - with the required challenge element of using balloons in your design. (Who knows when I'll be able to play along again - so I am grateful for the opportunity this time!)

Our whole family loved this movie - "SQUIRREL!"

"Who wants the BALL!" heehee

One of the themes I was most impressed with was the positive light marriage was shown in. The belief in each others dreams, the creation of new dreams together and the sacrifice of one's personal dreams for the better dream of the marriage. I know this wasn't meant as a major theme in this movie - but it jumped out at me right away. So refreshing for a movie to support the value of marriage rather than tear it down.

So I have had this Elzybells image called "Up and away" colored for a couple of months now - just waiting to be created into a card. It is colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment comes from the retired SU! set "Happy Harmony". Also used were my SU! Big Shot, Texturz Folder for the dry embossed polka dot background and Oval regular and petite scallop Nestabilites. A little Glue Pen and SU! Dazzling Diamonds glitter to highlight the border between the SU! Elegant Eggplant & Yo Yo Yellow layers as well as the petite scallop oval - and some Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon to finish it off. ENJOY!

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

He is Risen! - Happy Easter!

Welcome to the fifty days of the Easter Season! Here's a card I made for a neighbor - that went along with a plate of Easter cross shaped butter cookies.

TIP: Stamping on DSP creates a lovely effect - so remember this possibility as you are creating new projects.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly; Glorious Gift (retired)
Card Stock: Lavender Lace & Very Vanilla; Apricot Appeal DSP (retired)
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Butterfly Punch; Dazzling Diamonds Glitter & Two Way Glue Pen; Scallop Trim Border Punch (SAB item, will be in new catty!); Certainly Celery Twill Ribbon (retired).


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Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

Did you know this was available through online shopping with Stampin' Up! Click SHOP NOW to see what's on sale - there's some great DSP, gingham ribbons, buttons, etc. - but these are only available by ordering online. ENJOY!

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Two Step into Spring Promotion

Do you realize that in three months we will be welcoming the Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog? Do you need a sneak peek today?

Check out the Two-Step into Spring promotion.

Here’s how it works:

* Be the first to own Awash with Flowers, a set from the new catalog! It’s available as a sneak peek during April only — after that, you’ll have to wait until July 1.
* Purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin’ sets at 20 percent off the retail price — no additional purchase necessary! Qualifying stamp sets are listed on the flyer.
* Host a workshop of $350 in April and receive Awash with Flowers FREE! ENJOY!

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