Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dream A Little Hostess Level 3 in Cameo Coral

Don't you just love the new Idea Book & Catalog for Spring/Summer 2009?  I've paged through mine so many times... and I haven't even looked at all the samples and ideas yet!

"Dream a Little" is a hostess set earned when you have a qualifying workshop of $500 or more... Get your stampin' friends together and host a workshop, or book party, and this set could be yours (plus $60.00 in free merchandise too).



Cameo Coral is such a beautiful color... it probably should be re-named flamingo pink because that is exactly the colors of well fed flamingos in Florida!!  I remember going to Marineland for the first time and being stunned at the bright coral color of thee beautiful and elegant flamingos.

We don't have cameo coral taffeta ribbon... so I had to improvise!  I've drug ribbon through an ink pad before and boy, was that messy... So, this time, I used a technique shared earlier this month at Leadership by Shelli Gardner (Co-founder and CEO of  Stampin' Up!).  Instead of dragging that ribbon through the pad, she used a sponge dauber to add ink to our new white organza ribbon!  I haven't received my new catty order yet, so I sponged my taffeta ribbon instead.  The results were great!  AND the ribbon didn't need to be heated or dried afterwards!  No messy fingers... no blotches, just perfectly dyed ribbon.

Isn't it cool that a big company CEO still plays with product?  It's true, Shelli really does enjoy stamping, creating, and designing.  It's always fun to see her too... always something new she has to share!  So... back to business....

This was another card made in our Saturday Stamp A Stack.  Several stamp sets went into this card.  The large background was done with En Francais, the branch came from Eastern Blooms, the hummingbird came from Dream a Little, and the words came from Thank You Kindly.  I guess I just grabbed whatever was piling up around me and put them to work!  So... here are the item numbers, etc. for the card... but you'll have to hostess an in home workshop or book party to get Dream A Little, but then it would be FREE too!

Stamps:  Dream A Little (Hostess Level 3), En Francais #109521 $17.95); Thank You Kindly (#111700/set of 4/$13.95); Eastern Blooms (#111626/set of 5/$21.95)

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (#101650/40 sheets/$7.50); Cameo Coral (#100475/24sheets/$5.50)

Accessories:  Sponge Daubers (#102892/set of 12/$10.95); Dazzling Diamonds102023/0.5 oz/$4.50); Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (#109070/10yds/$6.95); 2-Way Glue Pen (100425/$3.50)


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1 comment:

Jean from jlfstudio said...

This one takes my breath away Sharon. And thanks for the tip on dying the ribbon. So much less messy - can't wait to try it. Kinda curious if poppin pastels technique would work on ribbon too. Probably have to heat seal it or something though.

I keep seeing this card as a sweet sixteen as well as Easter or Mother's day many possibilities so little time....

Hugs and blessings - Jean