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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Posies for You



Main image by Peggy Loves Vintage (click the title to go to her site). Sentiment on side is the SU Friendship Roller.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fun Copic Technique That is New to Me!



I embossed the flowers from SU Close as a Memory in white on black. Then after heating, use Copics and the color stays and does not bead up! I love this. Border by Martha Stewart. Cuttlebug Folder is Swiss Dots and pink DP by Papertrey.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Little Vintage Cowgirl



Main image by Peggy Loves Vintage (click title to go to her site). Background is Papertrey text on acetate and the blue piece is Papertrey Designer Paper.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CHF Art Nouveau Background



Main image source unnknown. The background is done with my new CHF background, embossed in white. Ribbon by Papertrey.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Chalked Cuttlebug



I embossed a Cuttlebug folder on Stardream cardstock and then chalked the raised areas.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Vintage Birthday Card



Image by Peggy Loves Vintage (click title to go to her site). Designer paper by Papertrey. Flower centers are Liquid Pearl.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paper Pieced Dresses



DP by Urban Prarie, Nestabilities Die, and stamp is by Serendipity.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Peaceful Afternoon



Stamp and fabric butterflies and flowers all from Impress. Border is by Martha Stewart.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Summer's Glow



Stamps by My Favorite Things, Top Note Die by SU. Colored with Copics.

Friday, September 11, 2009

3 Little Dresses



Supplies: Serendipity stamp, SU Top Note Die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. Copic pens to color.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tara is Selling All her SU

My blog friend, Tara, has made a hard decision to end ties with SU. She is selling all her SU. Do her a favor and see if she has anything you are interested in. You can click the title of this post to go to her blog.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Is Summer Over?



Main stamps by MFT. Sentiment by Amy Rysavy from the Underwater Sentiment set available at All That Scraps.

Monday, September 7, 2009

March Along



Stamps by SU. Star stamp is PTI.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Gina K's comments on the SU Decision

Gina has posted this and I really like what she has to say:

"I beg to differ about what actually helped me grow my company. What I believe grew my company is the quality of my products, my personal design team and my customer service. (You can get anyone to shop once with gimmicks and referrals- but you have to earn the customer's business the second time around.)

And please don't get me wrong. It really doesn't matter to me what Stampin' Up chooses to do with their business except in the areas that affect my business. If someone is using my copywritten design, they should state where it came from. I don't expect to be linked. Other than that, if a company chooses to enforce a policy where there demonstrators, design team members or whoever works for their company become exclusive to them, that is there choice.

Do I think it's a good business plan? No. I've seen other companies try it and they have lost the best of the best because of it, they've had to cut back rather than grow and it's because they required their team to preach to the choir rather than allow new eyes on their products.

You see, if I tell my team that they can only design for me, then the only people who see my products are people who already love them and buy them.

But if I allow my DT to be on other design teams, then, when they are promoting another company, the lovers of that other company end up seeing my stuff just by scrolling down their blog a bit. New eyes. Those new eyes may not have ever seen GKD before but they like what they see and hopefully, I gain a new customer.

Of course, that will work in reverse too, but that's okay. You see, I don't believe that I have even one customer in the thousands that shop with us each month who only buy Gina K. Designs. So? Who cares? As long as I can give them something that they enjoy- that's where my job ends. They will do whatever they want from there.

New eyes on your business is important to grow. And, in the business world, you never stop growing or you start going backwards."
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Relax and Enjoy!



All stamps by My Favorite Things.

Clear Bubbles to Add to Cards!

Click the title of this post to see a product that is inexpensive but could make some really cute cards. You could put candy or glitter or snowflakes or whatever inside the clear bubble on the card. Great idea!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tulip Girl in Pink



Main stamp by Cornish Heritage. Ribbon is PTI. Sentment is Fancy Pants and frame is SU.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

SU Company Changes

Joan has posted the specifics. Click the title of this post to read the details.

If you want a more concise, simple summary of what this means, go here:

http://frombootstostamps.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/new-guidelines-for-su-demonstrators/