Friday, July 30, 2010
This past week I had the wonderful experience of being on the other side of the booth at CHA (the big buying show for retailers). It was here in the Chicago area and Lynell Harlow of Dreamweaver Stencils invited me to do demos in her booth! It was so much fun seeing all the Dream Team samples hanging in the booth, they were all beautiful. But what I really enjoyed the most was demonstrating for people how easy it is to use and promote the Dreamweaver products. They are so easy to work with and the results are just stunning.
Here's a sample of one of the new Christmas stencils just released at the show (LJ904). This is done by pasting the image with the Red Glossy Embossing Paste. Let the red paste dry. Place painter's tape or remove able tape over the greeting and runners and place the stencil back over the image. Use the Crackle Embossing Paste over just the body of the sleigh and let it dry. While that was drying, I use the flourish part of the Peacock stencil (LG730) to edge the main card using a stencil brush and Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy ink. After the crackle paste is dry, place the clean stencil back over the paste and brush the Ivy ink on the crackled sleigh. The pearlescent ink gives the sleigh a shimmer finish.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Here is a picture of the sunset over the lake the first night we were there. We took a pontoon ride and saw this and a pair of bald eagles!
Friday, July 23, 2010
Check out the Dreamweaver Blog for another sample of this beautiful new stencil.
That's all the peeks for now. CHA starts next week, so I have to get back to work creating more cards with the other new designs! I will be helping with demos in the Dreamweaver booth from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm both Tuesday and Wednesday next week but will try to get samples posted when I can.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Anyway, when I came home I rediscovered the treasures I found on Saturday during our exursion to Morris, IL. The flea market part was nice, but we really had fun in all the wonderful shops on a couple of their main streets. We had no idea there would such a great assortment of shops. Definately worth a field trip if you are in the northern IL area. I found a small bird bath that I will use on a buffet table, some antique hardware, a small book, and best of all, an old printing set that has small wooden stamps with all the letters, numbers and some punctuation, plus the original ink tin (I collect antique stamp sets). So overall, a fun, successful day!
We have been given permission to release two sneak peaks of the new Dreamweaver Stencils on July 20th, so be sure to check back, they are beautiful.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I thought I'd share another cupcake idea today because these make the perfect dessert for a Fourth of July picnic. They look like little cherry, blueberry and green apple pies, what could be more all American than cherry pie! If you buy the M&M's separately by color, it goes faster, but is alot more expensive. I buy the big value bag and pick out the ones for the pies. My husband likes that because he gets the "rejects".
Hope you all have a wonderful fourth with family and/or friends.