Here are some photos of cards I displayed -
Here is an 'old and new' card. The stamp sets (Elements of Style and Language of Friendship)and the Victoria crochet trim are old friends that are still around. Midnight Muse card stock and the Floral District DSP (bird) are new. It is a very simple card but looks nice.
New colors Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, and Raspberry Ripple, new stamp set Summer Afternoon (hostess set) and new Bitty Banners Framelits. The image was stamped on a scrap of white and the puppy colored then cut out and added to the pink image. A fun way to highlight a single element in a larger stamped image. Isn't he cute?
Some more old and new - new colors Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit are paired with Pumpkin Pie on this technique card. This is one of the techniques I will be teaching on Technique Thursday - last Thursday in June. The ribbon is also the new IN Color 3/8 inch stitched satin ribbon. It looked too shiny and new on the card so I sponged it with some Early Espresso like the rest of the card. There are several techniques on this card but the one I was testing is the 3 dimensional distressed flower.
Another technique that I will be teaching on Technique Thursday. This is a herringbone pattern made using strips of DSP. A great way to use up some scraps. This is more of the Floral District collection.
I also had a workstation set up for the guests to learn the waxed paper technique and made a card to take home.
And of course, refreshments. Do you know that if you make the Duncan Hines French Vanilla cupcakes and frost with Duncan Hines whipped vanilla frosting, they taste like a Hostess Twinkie?
I also had tortilla chips, Southwestern dip and fresh veggies - all from the local produce Co-Op. And pink lemonade punch. Not a lot of work but something for everyone.
Now, I am cleaning out my older stamp sets and some other retired products to make room for new. Any purchase during the month of June and you receive the equivalent of your merchandise total in "Mary Money" to shop among my 'this must go' selection. Some items are new unopened and they are priced at catalog value. Others are used or opened packages and are discounted. All are retired and no longer available in the catalog.
Also - want to get started with the IN Colors - check out my special IN Color 2012-2014 package. A great way to get a variety of coordinated products without spending a lot.
Check out both offers HERE
Happy Stamping and Happy Birthday to me!