Lovin’ what I do …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Man … I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!   If you read the blog yesterday you know I just met with my downline  (people I have recruited into my stampin’ family) and that I will be sharing those swaps with you.

Yesterday I spent the day finishing and packing up the Make & Takes for the Hostess / Customer Appreciation Party … Oh, I can’t wait for my stampers to arrive!  I’m so excited … we are going to have a blast!  I’ll post 🙂  It is amazing the lives you touch when you are in this business.

So today … I’m going to share the Make & Take I presented to the Star’s group…  A Masking Technique and a some stampin’ tips!

With summer coming to an end and fall right around the corner I wanted to share not only a new stamp set, but a something to really highlight it.

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Lets begin with the masking, I used two post it notes together (if you don’t have the longer ones) … make sure the “sticky” edges are to the inside where you will be sponging.

I began with Daffodil Delight and started 1/3 of the way down the area to be sponged, this way the darker area is where you begin and you work your way up so the top is lighter.  You can always add more color but you can’t take it back off.

The Pumpkin Pie – start 2/3 of the way down so as you move up, it’s lighter and will blend beautifully with the Daffodil.  The Blackberry bliss will start at the bottom and again, work your way up.  STAMPIN’ TIP: I do this technique of sponging in a circular motion because that helps blend it nicely too.

The stamp set is the “HOLIDAY HOME” (135095) from the Holiday Catalog.  It is a photopolymer set so yo won’t have to worry about those smaller images falling off the blocks … they stick so nicely and being clear, it’s a breeze to align!

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We stamped the tallest of the 3 houses in this set (there is also fun stuff for Christmas… very versatile) then we colored the house in to create a silhouette!  Don’t you just love it!  We left the windows alone so the color from our sponging would come through.

I just have to let you know that this stamp set has coordinating framelits (135857) and you can purchase it as a bundle (137631) too!  Catalog orders can begin AUG.28th in !!  Please let me know if you did not get your catalog.

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Thanks so much for the visit … be sure to check back daily as I will be posting more of the Star’s gathering swaps and pics and samples from my Appreciation Party!

Here is a quick reminder of our current promotions … just click on anyone of them to get more details.  Thank you.

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Have a super Sunday~

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