It’s Mojo Monday and I adore this week’s design (MOJO95). As one of Julee Tilman’s “Mojomakers,” I get to play in advance with her amazing sketches. It’s even more fun to share with you first thing on Monday mornings!
I’m also counting the moments until the cable/internet installer arrives at our new Tucson home today. My numerous trips to restaurants and hotels for wireless internet time is getting a little exhausting. I’m currently sitting at a hotel in a dark parking lot (just before midnight) being bombarded by june bugs (they love my laptop monitor).
I have some pix to share of our “adventures” with the move and the progress of the new Stampin’ Pretty Zone (now more of a disaster zone–but I’m an optimist). I’ll post when I am up to full strength on an internet connection of my very own. What a luxury that will be!
I layered a gorgeous piece of Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper on a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base of Kraft card stock.
The left panel highlights what happens when you zip a piece of Not Quite Navy card stock through a Big Shot with the Embosslits Sweetest Stem. Presto! Cut and embossed in one short trip.
The stem is layered over Kraft card stock that I paper pierced using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Piercer and Mat Pack. TIP: The new catalog offers the Piercer and Mat Pack individually. A budget friendly essential. The final layer is Very Vanilla.
Tucked underneath on the right is a piece of luscious Not Quite Navy Textured card stock, dolled up with a couple Button Latte Designer Buttons. TIP: Mini Glue Dots hold buttons firmly in place.
The horizontal banner again uses Not Quite Navy Textured card stock, this time layered over a playful eyelet border of Very Vanilla. TIP: I create a longer border than needed and trim to the size I want by taking a little off each side until the ends are balanced (cut equally at the right “hump”). It’s a little extra work but the polished result is worth it.
Kraft Taffeta adds a soft and pretty touch. I love how Stampin’ Up!’s Taffeta Ribbon ties beautifully and cuts cleanly.
Elegant Thank You (a versatile individual stamp) was inked in Not Quite Navy and stamped on Very Vanilla. It was shaped into a rectangle and propped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I was excited to see many new individual stamps in the catalog (see page 208). My favorite newbie individual stamp is Dasher for $8.95 (116816). Think silhouettes and embossed images. Cool!
We’re just a few days away from the July 15 kick off of two amazing starter kit special offers. Click for details on the Mini Starter Kit for just $85 and the Standard Starter Kit Bonus. I would love to have you join the Stampin’ Pretty Pals, my nationwide (and personal) group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. We love discounts on Stampin’ Up! products, are passionate about stamping, swap, share inspiration and ideas on a private blog and enjoy earning extra money (hobby demos are welcome, too)! Email me if you have any questions!
Stamp Set: Elegant Thank You (114484)
Paper: Bella Bleu Designer Series (113974), Very Vanilla (101650), Not Quite Navy (stem, 101722), Not Quite Navy Textured (108697), Kraft (102125)
Ink: Not Quite Navy (103008)
Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Embosslits Sweetest Stem (114513), Paper Piercer (116631) and Mat Pack (105826), Eyelet Border Punch (113692)
The Perfect Touch: Button Latte Designer Buttons (114333), Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (109068), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)