Saturday, July 10, 2010

RemARKable New Catalog Blog Tour - Post 3

I em-boss!

OK, so maybe not a boss, but I like to emboss with the Sizzix Impression Folders!  I have to have all of them!  I couldn't wait until my shipment came because I knew I wanted to try something with one of them . . . and here it is.....

I think the NEW Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Folder is to die for!  So....I tried 'dying' it...sorta.  I colored the raised edges of the design with a Stampin' Write Marker in Always Artichoke (background is Pink Pirouette).  Then I colored in the lines with more Stampin' Write Markers in Pink Pirouette, River Rock, & Sahara Sand.  Seemed odd color choices to me at first, but I got the colors from the NEW Color Coach and decided to trust it. (yes, I have mine back after accidentally having mine fall into my trash unnoticed!) It looks a bit dull in this photo, but in person the look is more like an Old Hollywood version of 'modern'.  I love it! The sentiment is from the Mini Catalog stamp set, Watercolor Trio.

My order came late so I don't have ton of samples ready yet....but keep watching my blog for more to come soon!  When I unpacked my order I put everything on craft desk and starting putting away the card stock, then I turned back to my desk and just had to take this photo....

I just LOVE NEW STUFF!  So much still to play with I am about to go back down to The Stamp Sell-er and do just that!  But I knew I had to make my midnight deadline for this blog tour.

Here's a close up of some items I just know will be me my favorites for a long time to come:

Pearls and rhinestones and brads and ribbons
....Oh My!

Wait until you see these beauties in person, there is no way to get a good enough photograph to do them justice!  I plan to be using a whole lot of them in my workshops!

Clear Block Storage Caddy

I just have to share what I did to my caddy as soon as I opened it!  Now the SU logo is obviously only exciting for demonstrators, but it fit and I was SO EXCITED about it!  The cooler thing is that I had on hand a white Definitely Decorative FLOURISHES image and had to try it out.  (It matches the stamp set Baroque Motifs - my all time favorite stamp set to date!!)  I am So excited it about how it came out.

Here's the Before:

And The After:

The Stampin' Up! Logo Side

The inside of this thing is awesome!  It even has a piece to put in the middle so none of the blocks touch when closed!  If you're looking for safe storage of your blocks, this is the ONLY choice to make!

Just a reminder that I will be at the Farmington Hills Founder's Festival next week, Thursday - Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm each day.  Lots to do and see, but be sure to come and see ME!  I will have more projects and class ideas on display, catalogs available etc.   Because of this I doubt I will post much next week, but I plan to post after the Fair for sure!  See you there...or here!

I hope you have enjoyed the Tour!  Let's see what everyone else is up too..........
Hugs, Karie B.

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