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July 2008

Enjoy Every Moment

Web 5 This is one of my convention swaps. I used a current, non-retiring stamp set, Enjoy Every Moment. The base is Lavendar Lace, next layer is Gable Green stamped with Gable Green, and the oval colors are left to right: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Gable Green, Almost Amethyst, and Lovely Lilac.


Convention gift!

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Web 9 I made this little "matchbook" post-it note holder to give as downline and friend gifts at convention. I used "Classic Stars" jumbo wheel, the new catalog set "Heard from the Heart", and New In-Color Pacific Point. I didn't have an empty jumbo cartridge to ink up with Pacific Point reinker, so I took my retiring River Rock cartridge to the sink, rinsed it and dried it with a towel (several rinsings, several dryings!), then re-inked with Pacific Point! A little dab of correction tape on the label, and voila! a Pacific Point jumbo cartridge!


I Shopped & Got Inspired!

For web I went to pay my cell phone bill today. Now I'm sure you are saying, "Big deal, so she paid a bill", but what's so cool about it is that I also found stamping inspiration! I found this blouse at a little shop next door to the cell phone store and immediately knew I wanted to make a card with this color combo! I came home and this is what I've come up with:
Red brown 3 Red brown 2 Red brown 4 ©Stampin'Up!-2008
I used Chocolate Chip for my base, layered Real Red, and then stamped Kraft with varying combos of Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa. I sponged this layer with Chocolate chip. For my focal point I used the same color combo except I used Real Red Craft ink and clear embossed it. I'm pretty happy with the way they all turned out and am thinking about using one of them for a convention swap at the end of the month. What do you all think? Which one? Email me at carol@carolpaynestamps.com and give me your feedback please!

Stamps: Embrace Life, A Beautiful Thing, One of a Kind, Fabulous Flowers, All Holidays, All Scallops
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red Craft, Chocolate Chip Craft (on large "For You" stamp)
Accessories: Key tag punch, Word Window punch, Hemp twine (sponged with Chocolate Chip ink), Chocolate Chip 5/8" wide grosgrain, Red gingham, Caramel gingham, Clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Stampin' dimensionals.