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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Featured Stamper 101 and My Grapevine Stamp Show Trip

Good morning everyone!! My morning was filled with frustration over some internet problems but all is well now!!

I finally finished my Featured Stamper card that I started last night. The honored stamper this week is Judy (JayDeKay). She has such a wonderful gallery...sooo may lovely cards to case!!

The card I chose to case was called Snowman and Snowflakes. I changed the theme to a Valentine, changed the colors, papers, and stamps, and flipped the sketch.

The heart stamp by Rubbernecker was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored with copics, cutout, and attached with dimensionals to the Nestabilities layers. The background paper layer was scalloped along the edge with a Martha stewart Punch and ric rac was added to cover up the seam. The Rubbernecker sentiment was stamped on Whisper White, cutout with a Nesties die and tied on with ribbon. Whoohoo...another Valentine ready to go!!!



I went to the Heirloom’s Production rubber stamping expo yesterday and met up with Bev (Texas Grammy) and Anne (Itsapassion) Harada. We had such a wonderful time...enabling each other to buy stuff we needed really bad!!! I would have had more pictures for you but I left my camera in the car and Anne's camera battery died, so Bev was the official memory maker. However, since her camera hid itself in my car...the rest of the story will have to wait till I mail her camera back to her happy little home!!
This picture was taken my Bev's DH in her studio (with his camera that stayed where it belonged)....OMG, y'all, you should see her stamping studio!!! She even has her own private kitchen and bathroom!!! I was in Stampers heaven!!!


This is some of the stuff I bought....we spent over a half hour in the Judi Kins booth!! I bought some Metallic Effects Ink to use on backgrounds and to create a watercolor effect when brayered directly on the stamp. Can't wait to try this stuff out!!! I also bought that interesting looking stamp and an acrylic block with a handle...how cool is that!!! Glitter and little plastic tags also ended up in my possession...I wonder how that happened!!!


Thanks for coming to visit today...have a wonderful Sunday!! I am off to church and then to Jonestown to visit our son Brian and his family. Tonight I am going to break open those new inks and play with that interesting stamp!!


Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Fancy Pants dp
Ink: Memento Black, Regal Rose for shading around sentiment
Accessories: MS Scallop Punch, Ric Rac, Ribbon, Copics, Dimensionals

17 comments:

Juliana said...

What a CUTE card!! I love the colors--and of course the awesome embellishments!

So glad you had a great trip. I am quite green of the opportunity!! ;)

fishlips said...

I was there too and how fun it was....Even judkins was there!!!!! what a great time....

Danita said...

Joan what a beautiful card!!! Great job on the case!!! Dont you just love her gallery??!!! I was looking at it last night too lol. Only I went to bed and decided to tackle that challenge today!!!
I love the colors you used and the stacking of the Nesties!!! Great job!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Love your card, lovely coloring, design and detailing!

Sounds like you and the girls had a good time!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Love your card! But I especially love what a fun time you had! Sounds like the only thing that was missing is me! LOL! ;-)

Ceal said...

love this card! and by the way you have One Lovely Blog! I left you an award on my blog go see

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Looks like such a good time! What fun new toys!!!
hugs, Jami

Norine said...

what a pretty card the colors are so nice and I like how you used so many diff things like nesties MS punch really is a work of art
sounds like you had a blast on your stamping trip
Hugs
Norine

Chris said...

A fabulous card Joan! A great stamp and the colour scheme and punched edge are wonderful. It seems you had a bad day with the cameras but also a very good time at the Expo with friends,it sounded like such fun! I'm sure you needed lots of encouragement to spend you money GF LOL! I love what you bought and I'm very much looking forward to seeing what you do with the gorgeous stamp. Those metallic inks look wonderful, I'd love to know the brand if you have a moment. Hugs, Chris

Jerri Jimenez said...

An adorable card Joan! Looks like you and Bev had fun!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Sounds like an awesome trip! I would love to meet up with more SC. We need to get together soon too. Hugs, chris

Rose Ann said...

Your Valentine is so pretty, Joan...and I love the pic of you and Bev!! Great new goodies too!!

Anne said...

It just makes me smile thinking about how fun it was meeting up with you and Bev!! So glad to be able to give you a real live hug in person!! I'm waiting to see what you do with your Judikins stamp so I can Case you!! LOL!! And with your metalic inkers... yes, we are bad!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

cute card, Great picture and glad you had a good time!

Christi said...

Your cards is adorable and I am so glad you had such a great trip!

Chrissy D said...

This is soooo fun too! You are on a roll with the Valentines Cards! It looks like you fun with Bev too! TFS!

Shirley said...

Your image is just lovely and the punched lace, DPs and ribbon are just beautiful with it!