Snappy Crab Convention Swap

One of the things that I most love about attending Stampin’ Up’s annual convention is seeing friends that I usually only get to see electronically during the rest of the year.  Our group does a swap and dinner each year and I always look forward to it.  It’s such a great group of women, and they happen to be talented stampers as well.

This is the card I made for our swap using the You’re Sublime stamp set.

snappy crab convention swapI used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the background, and I watercolored Mr. Crab with Real Red and So Saffron ink.  I added some gold metallic thread (because I am completely addicted to this stuff) and some punched Gold Foil stars from the Confetti Stars Border Punch and a gold star sequin.  The dsp is from Everyday Chic.

snappy crab convention swap close upThis crab makes me smile, so it wasn’t too hard to make 30 of these cards.  Even after coloring him that many times I still think he’s cute.

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Rootin’ Tootin’ Birthday

rootin tootin birthdayI had some fun with the Yee-Haw stamp set again.  I love the images in this set, and they are fun and easy to color and cut out.  I also used the new Lucky Stars embossing folder, which is in the Holiday catalog, but it’s so versatile you can use it for many occasions.

rootin tootin birthday close upI used a sponge and some Whisper White Craft ink on the stars to make them show just a little bit more.  And I used my Blendabilities to color the rope and hat images.

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Yee-Haw for a Rootin’ Tootin’ Fun New Stamp Set

Every once in a while, Stampin’ Up! will surprise us and come out with a new photopolymer stamp set out of the blue.  The latest one to come out  is called Yee-Haw, and I just love it!  The images are so fun, and I love how easy it is to mix and match all of the elements.  I just got this set yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to ink it up.  I haven’t even put it on my stamp shelf yet, because I am going to have to play with it some more because there are still lots of cute images I didn’t use yet.

Howdy CowgirlI started with a piece of dsp from the All Abloom dsp pack, which I adhered to the fabulous Kraft cardstock.  I then stamped the cute cactus, colored it with the Old Olive Blendabilities markers, and cut it out with my paper snips.  I stamped the Howdy with Pumpkin Pie ink and punched it out with the 2-1/2″ Circle Punch.  I then stamped the little stars with Lost Lagoon ink, and the larger star with So Saffron ink before punching it out with the 1″ Circle Punch.  I stamped the barbed wire using Crumb Cake ink.

Howdy Cowgirl Close UpHere’s a look at the whole stamp set since it isn’t in any of the catalogs.  You can order it online though (item #138107, $25.95 US).

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