Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hurry Up Spring!!

I have had it with this cold weather, we had a few really nice springy days and now it's COLD again. So, I changed my background to something a little spring like. I have another workshop coming up next weekend and these are a few of the samples I've been working on. This is a new set from Stampin' Up! called "Trendy Trees", it's a two-step set and I must say, a little hard to line up. So, I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig and it worked great. I also used the new eyelet border punch, love it! Next is a stamp set from the Sale-A-Brations mini called "Botanical Blooms". Now this should make it feel like Spring!! This is another two-step set, but much easier to use. I don't think you really need to perfectly line up flowers, it makes them look like they're blowin in the wind. I also wanted to show you this little dry eraser display... Isn't it cute? All it is, is a 6 x 6 piece of ceramic tile from the hardware store, a small "Welcome" from the Decor' Elements catalog, some ribbon and some cute butterfly die cuts form the Big Shot. That's it!! Write on it with a dry eraser marker and it wipes right off. I must tell you I love the Big Shot, I just got one a week ago and I have a couple of the exclusive die cuts from Stampin' Up! And just wait until you see what Stampin' Up! has instore for you with the new Occassions Mini, starting April 1st, Oh My!! There are a couple of sets in the mini that Stampin' Up! is letting you purchase a month early, they are mainly Easter related. This way you can purchase these sets and get started on those Easter cards. Call me to see what they are, so cute! Some other stampin news is that Stampin' Up! has decided to go back to one big catalog a year. Starting with the new catalog on July 1st. But, they will have 3 minis and of course the Sale-A-Brations mini and lots of specials in between. Now is a great time to join Stampin' Up! OK, time to get back to work, see ya next time.


angie said...

Love the cards and the dry erase board! I've always loved your stuff though!

Marge Sexton said...

Really cute samples Linda!!! I love both of them. Your site looks really good too; with your new spring look....You Go Girl!