Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stampin'B and New Toys

Last weekend I drove to Clearwater, Florida (about a 2-hour drive) to attend StampFest By the Bay along with my sister, my friend and her sister. It was a great girls' weekend. We participated in the Make and Take, getting to use some of the new products the vendors had.

My first card today is actually for the Stampin'B's challenge this week. I was the hostess and asked the team to create a monochromatic card. I used one of the new toys I purchased at Stampfest -- the Cuttlebug frame folder -- actually part of a four-folder set called Heritage. I embossed the Mark's Finest Papers' Lavender Sparkle and then mounted the stamped and matted lilies on it, adding some gem studded brads at the corners.

My next card actually has no stamping at all. This was my first attempt at using a Geo-Die -- what a neat concept! You run your two-sided DP through the Cuttlebug and then bend back the cut-out portions to form the geometric pattern.

This card was made with a Cuttlebug embossing/cutting folder and then sponged. This was actually an experiment -- it might be a little too busy to use very often.

My final card (my sketch challenge card for Wednesday) using my new toys also features one of the embossing folders in the 4-folder Heritage set from Cuttlebug/Provocraft. The daisy image is from Mark's Finest Papers' new set, Greet the Day with Gerber.

I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the creations I made with my recent purchases. Thanks for stopping by.


Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois....each of these are stunning....but the one using the CB die is so what is it called???? where did ya find it???? I gotta put that on my wish list....fantabulous

Pat said...

Lois, I agree with Joanne! I must have all the new things. I don't have a stamp show until early April, but hope the vendors will have these! I will be on the lookout!

Thanks for sharing your new toys, and I love the cards you made with them! great job!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Patricia Garcia said...

So many beautiful creations, looks like you had a blast at Clearwater!!