My stamp studio makeover is well under way to being finished for my Grand Re-Opening event. When I changed my business name from Barbara’s Craft Circle to Green Moon Stamp Studio a couple of year’s ago, I knew I wanted to re-paint my studio from red to green (which is my favorite color anyway). Here is the before photo of the east side of my studio.
My studio starting out just being the converted dining room above, but since we never used the formal living room right across from it, I grabbed up that room too. Here is the west side which we just painted a light taupe (the whole house got painted last year—no more white walls, yay!). I can’t wait to re-organize the wall units so they are the same height all the way across. I ordered a few more paper organizers too which will help it look more uniform.
I got the walls finished in a light soothing green a couple of weekends ago. I love my new sign too. Tim and I went to a flea market about a year ago, and I bought this old window for about $15 to put my logo on. Tim helped me put the logo on and hung it for me last weekend to get it off the floor in preparation for our new flooring.
And right now the new flooring is being installed…what a mess. I hate moving everything and worrying about damage to furniture and walls, but I know it’ll all be worth it in the end.
We are getting the bigger baseboards too. Goodbye 22 year old carpet, I won’t miss you. Stayed tuned for part 2 of my stamp studio makeover. Also, if you’re local to DFW, my Grand Re-Opening event is on Friday, March 27th, and Saturday, March 28th, including a sale, make’n’takes, and door prizes.
This is my second card using the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. I did one for a class in Mesquite, but I also wanted to do a version using the coordinating specialty designer series paper and the dies. Look at the metallic shine on that paper…makes me so happy!
Here’s a close up (I didn’t capture the shine on the close up…sorry about that).
I used the black dimensionals on the Eiffel Tower so they wouldn’t show white at an angle. It was easy to just snip off a skinny strip at the edge of the sheet for the feet and the lower solid bar across the tower…then just one mini black dimensional at the top of the tower.
Here’s the simpler one I did for the Mesquite class. I had several already embossed crumb cake layers, bases, and black mats left over, so why not make another design. I used this more involved design for my team get together earlier this month.
Colors: Pool Party, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
P. S. I plan to mail a few of these Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder cards to friends today (I made quite a few of them!).
This Panel Pull-out technique is the perfect technique to show off all the ladybug images in the Sale-a-Bration hostess set, Little Ladybug. The set is free to hosts that have party sales of at least $300 during Sale-a-Bration (through March 31st). I’m so happy that all 3 of my club hostesses last month earned this set free. You can host a party or just place an order by yourself of $300 and add this set for free.
Here’s the card I designed for my clubs (closed and open). I used 3 of the 4 ladybug images (2 on the card and 1 on the technique sample).
Here is the sample and technique journal page we made. My club members get a new technique page in their journal almost every month.
And here’s a close up of the measurements.
I hope you try this technique out…it’s fairly easy. You can write little hidden messages on the accordion piece and also still have the regular size space to write inside your card.
Text me (214-395-5586) if you’re local to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and I can do a home party for you and your friends so you can earn this adorable stamp set before March 31st.
Oh, and here are the Stampin’ Blends colors I used to color in the ladybugs:
|Face||Petal Pink light|
|Cheeks||Flirty Flamingo light|
|Belly||Smoky Slate light|
|Hands||Basic Black light|
|Wings||Poppy Parade dark|
|Flower||Calypso Coral light & Dark|
|Leaves||Mossy Meadow light & dark|
|Flower Ctr||Blackberry Bliss light|
I designed this vintage card that uses the Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms stamp sets as a make’n’take for my vendor show this weekend. I have 100 stampers making this card tomorrow night at the Mesquite Convention Center in Mesquite, Texas. Wow, I just looked it up, and this will be my 8th year to do this Stamp Scrap Art Tour Show. My daughter just moved backed to Texas and will be my helper all weekend. The make’n’take is Friday night and shopping is Saturday and Sunday. Come see me if you live in the North Dallas area.
- Merry Merlot
- Basic Black
- Crumb Cake
- Petal Pink
- Very Vanilla
Looking forward to seeing and chatting with all the great crafty people at the show this weekend. If you’re coming, I’ll see you there!
Honey bees are a very popular motif right now and Stampin’ Up! has given us one of my favorite bee sets ever. To go with the sweet bee images and sayings in this Honey Bee stamp set, there are Detailed Bee dies too and a package of Golden Honey specialty designer series paper available as a Sale-a-bration free item (when you spend $50). I designed a card using this suite for my clubs this month.
Here’s the inside of the card…
I used a Gold Metallic Sharpie to color in the bee stripes. Do you see the little cut dashes for the bee’s flight path? This is actually from a new product available next month on the 4th (Ladybugs Dies) that coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set. You can earn the Ladybug stamp set through March with a $300 party or individual order.
My youngest daughter calls me the bee whisperer, since twice I have had a bee buzz near me or land on me that wound up just chilling out in my hand. I would suddenly notice after a bit that there was a bee cuddled up in the palm of my hand…twice! What are the odds?
The Come To Gather Designer Series Paper has several versatile designs, but my favorite sheet is this neutral pumpkin piece. I designed a Fall card for my club using it with the Gather Together stamp set.
This sheet is barely visible in the catalog, and I was completely surprised when I opened my paper to check out the designs in person. I love the crooked paper concept and have been wanting to use that layout again recently. Plus, it works great to show off the paper without covering it up too much.
Colors: Pretty Peacock, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, , Mint Macaron, Whisper White.
I love the detail scoring on the matching Gathered Leaves dies. Here’s the inside of the card…why not put another leaf inside!