An Artisian Award non-entry

Hello. Happy Lazy days of summer… at least that’s how I feel today. I had the day off and while I did have quite a few pre-scheduled appointments that got me up and out of the house this morning, the rest of the day has been one of those lazy, hazy days of summer. I’ve actually been hiding in my air-conditioned stamp room for a bit if I must confess… but I’m thinking I might head out to the beach for a bit in a while… we’ll see. In the meantime, I thought I’d share with you one of the cards I made for the annual Stampin’ Up Artisian Award contest. This award is one of the greatest perks of being a Stampin’ Up demo! You submit 10 projects (5 cards, 3 scrapbook pages and 2 3-D items) of your best work in hopes that you’ll come out in the top 10 participants. Why, you ask? Well, the winner gets a $500 SU shopping spree, $500 in cash, a special dinner with SU co-founder Shelli Gardner and concept artists and usually a special little gift or two from SU. Sounds wonderful, right? I agree! Oh, and I forgot… because they

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Sneak Peek – a little late

So this is the sneak peek that I intended to share with you on Friday, but I didn’t have it in me to finish up the chipboard letters, take pictures and post. Thankfully, however, my neck is back to normal (for the most part anyway) and I can resume life (already in progress). This sneak peek includes the new Elements of Style stamp set, which I received free at the 2010 Leadership Conference in January. Love this set. It’s great for those of you who like the vintage style. I also used the smooch spritz again on this and I have to say that I am TOTALLY addicted to this stuff. I think I’ve already gone through a half a bottle of the vanilla shimmer and the gold glow. Must. order. more. So here is the whole project. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while. It is an idea journal so that when I am stumped for where to start a project or scrapbook page, I can pull out this handy, dandy book and get some quick inspiration. Inside, I have four categories. There is a section for color combos (clipping from magazines and such), layout ideas

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Here I am!

Whew… what a day. Busy, busy, busy, but it is now just before 9 p.m. and I’m in my PJs and just about ready to fall into bed and call it a night… BUT I have one thing left to tend to 🙂 So I apologize for taking ALL day to get back here, but without further ado here is project #3 in the series of sneak peeks for the new Summer Mini Catalog: This card actually features a bunch of new stuff including two new core colors from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. I talked a bit about the Color Renovation coming with the next big catalog here. Check it out. In the meantime, lets talk about the card! One of my new favorite products in the Summer Mini is the Smooch Spritz! It comes in four colors and I used the Vanilla shimmer on the Early Espresso (new) card base and on the layered flowers (an XL Bigz die for the Big Shot machine – from the current main catalog). I also used the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on the new Presto Patterns Designer Series paper (another one of my FAVORITES!). The paper is actually entirely white

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