Saturday, August 4, 2012

In the Mail

The countdown to the start of school has begun along with my boss's moratorium on August day off requests. Luckily I sneaked one past him and can go to Omaha for my Monday hair cut appointment. I don't know why he is letting me IS August after all....Perhaps he recalls what my mop of hair looks like when I miss a haircut appointment....

Athletes arrive in less than two weeks. I'm actually looking forward to the hustle and bustle of 'kids' back on campus! I am so fortunate - I LOVE my job. I don't love the 18 plus hour days in August and in April/May but I love what I do. Lucky me!

Because I am heading into a month of LONG days and only one or two weekend days off I'm not sure this was the smartest time for me to decide to become a Stampin' Up  Hobbyist/Demonstrator...but I did it. My SU Starter Kit has been shipped! I have SO much to learn! What was I thinking?! YIKES! 

Mary Fish of Stampin' Pretty is my 'upline'. She has been a no-pressure, quick to respond, and knowledgeable resource. I'm looking forward to learning from her and accessing all the fabulous support of her 'downlines' and the Stampin' Up team.

I watched Mary Fish's, Stampin' Pretty, One Minute to Wow video (Adding Color with Stampin' Up Daubers) and wanted to give it a try! It was very fun! I used the technique along the border and in the image.

Did you know that by using Stampin' Up Crystal Effects on vellum and applying it with your finger (NOT directly from the bottle) it will be totally invisible and not cause the vellum to wrinkle from the liquid? How COOL IS THAT!!! Look at the envelope can't see any adhesive! SWEET!

Chain Letters
~Base card edged with Stampin' Up: Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Cool Caribbean, and Lovely Lilac using SU Daubers
~Image by Stampin' Up from the Send a Celebration
~Image stamped using Versamark and embossed with black embossing powder, heart colored with Stampin' Up Cameo Coral marker, flowers daubed with same colors as listed above
~Three vellum envelopes (edges daubed with SU Cool Caribbean) with punched and die cut flowers
~Cardstock flowers coated with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects
~Three cardstock punched hearts
Challenges and Inspiration
Stampin' Pretty (dauber tutorial)
Avadares - anything goes
Fat Pages and Cards - anything goes
Joyful Stamper - anything goes
Poodles Parlor - anything goes
Simply Create - anything goes

Thanks for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa


  1. WooHoo!!! Good for you Nancy! You're going to LOVE SU!!!

    Wonderful card and THANK YOU so much for saying how you get vellum down without the adhesive showing! I have some vellum and don't know if I've ever even used it since I didn't know how to keep the adhesive from showing!
    Love this wonderful card and the envelopes and all the flowers are so pretty and fun!

  2. Lovin' that dauber technique and all the bright colors. Nice to have you as part of the Pals too!

  3. I love Crystal Effects and I love how your did those flowers. Thanks for playing at Avadares challenge blog.
    Blessing hugs,

  4. Beautiful crystal technique. Simply lovely. Thanks for joining Avadares in on the fun.
    Berni, DT

  5. Very cute! Thank you for joining us at The Poodles Parlour this time! Good luck in the Challenge.

    DT Member
    Celestial Things

    PS I have a giveaway on my blog if you want to drop by.

  6. Nancy: Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your card is very pretty--my DIL is SU Rep/Dem too!

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  7. Great technique. Love all the little envelopes and bling. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.

  8. Love the little envelopes, bursting with flowers, they are great xx Thanks for joining in with us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude and also Fatpages and Cards with Attitude x


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