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Inspired by Nature - Lilac Flowers

This Convention Display sample features the flower image, stamped off.  I like to use that technique for quick stamping.  Plus it gives you dimension without the bulk. 

My favorite way to ink this stamp set is with Stampin' Spots (Lovely Lilac, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive).  The strip behind the flowers was made with Old Olive Poly Twill ribbon (now retired) layered onto 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon - attached to the card with Vintage Brads.


Enjoy~Dawn O

Inspired by Nature - Medallion

I've received several inquiries about this Inspired by Nature Convention Display Sample - regarding the "medallion".  What did you use Dawn?  Well - it's pretty easy.  Just punch out a Scallop Circle Punch.  Then, using your paper snips, cut a "V" into every other scallop.  Viola - cute medallion!


Supplies used:  Inspired by Nature (111656), Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Old Olive Cardstock &/or ink.  1 1/4, 1 3/8 & Scallop Circle Punches. Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Inspired by Nature - Jill's Passion

Growing up, music played a big part of my family.  I played the piano, guitar, oboe and saxaphone as well as sang in choirs from elementary school thru high school and church. 

My sister Jill, also enjoyed many areas in music, playing percussion in band (specializing in the marimba xylophone).  Though - she especially loved singing.  She's continued with her singing with various church choirs.  Recently she started a ministry through her love of singing.  My daughter, Becky took some pictures of her for her marketing pieces.  So I used one of those pictures for one of my Convention Display 6x6 scrapbook pages.


Supplies used:  Insired by Nature stamp set, Old Olive & Basic Black Cardstock, Basic Black Ink, Vintage Brad


Riverton Convention Tour - Behind the Scenes

Back to the Stampin' Up! Convention...

On our first day - Laurie and I took the bus to the Stampin' Up! Riverton Corporate Office.  What a beautiful space.  When you enter - you're greeted by this beautiful Atrium.  Wouldn't you love to work here?


Plus we got to see the Distribution Center.  Ever wonder about your Stampin' Up! orders?  How do they get shipped?  Well, here's a peak from behind the scenes.


Here's the picking line...


Off to the shipping area...


Ready for shipping!  Maybe your order was in there!


On my...Sock Monkey sighting!  He He!

Enjoy~Dawn O

Hidden Garden Rub-On's - Convention Display

This Convention Display sample actually doesn't use any stamp sets at all.  Instead, the focal point is a rub-on image from Stampin' Up! new Hidden Garden rub-on pack (found on pg 178).

TIP:  After transferring the rub-on to Whisper White cardstock, I noticed that the circle dots in the middle, where actually holes.  So I added a little Rose Red ink with a sponge dauber.  Then I punched in out with the 1 1/4" square punch.  Quick & easy focal point!

TIP:  To add color to the Flower Ribbon Slide (from the Style Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit), just add re-inker to Crystal Effects.  Use a toothpick to add to the slide.


Supplies Used:  Hidden Garden Rub-ons, Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Gray Cardstock, Rose Red Patterns DSP, Rose Red Classic Ink & Reinker, Crystal Effects, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Ticket Corner, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Square Punches, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponge Dauber

Enjoy~Dawn O

Inspired by Nature - Becky's Passion

I really love the greetings that come with the "Inspired by Nature" stamp set.  Especially the "Live With Passion" greeting.  It can describe so many scenarios and is a natural for scrapbooking. 

Here's a 6x6 page of my daughter, Becky.  She has a vocal performance degree and has been in several original bands.  She is currently doing solo work as well as songwriting.  She's definitely "living her passion".


Supplies used:  Inspired by Nature stamp set, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red Cardstock &/or inks.  Photo Corners Punch & Vintage Brads.


Eastern Blooms - Daisy Chain Invite & Tote

Here are a couple more Stampin' Up! Convention Display Samples.  These samples feature the new Eastern Blooms Stamp set and In-Colors Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss (my favorite!).  I love this color combo...add a little black and the colors really popped!




Here's all of the "double" embossed Daisy's I made!


To double emboss the Daisies: 

First I stamped them with Versamark, then heat embossed with White embossing powder.  Next, I mixed Pumpkin Pie craft ink with Crystal Effects and added the Daisy center dots with a toothpick.  Then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

If you like these samples - the Eastern Blooms stamp set is on sale for 15% here (see here).

Supplies used:  Eastern Blooms, Sincere Salutations, Hugs & Wishes stamp sets.  Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock.  Basic Black & Versamark Ink,  Pumpkin Pie Craft Reinker.  White and Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects.  Black Gingham Ribbon, Vintage Brads


Flight of the Butterfly - Daughter

This page features my daughter, Becky.  This is one of her pictures she had on her "My Space" site - so I grabbed it for this 6x6 page I made for one of my Stampin' Up! Convention Display Samples.  The small flower image comes from the new Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.


Supplies:  Flight of the Butterfly, Wonderful Favorites stamp sets, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rose Red, Whisper White cardstock &/or ink.  Rose Red Patterns DSP, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware