(920) 498-1112 mbfish1950@att.net

Hi Stampers,

I had an awesome time with my downline, Dawn at On-Stage in Milwaukee, WI this past Saturday.  We had an early peek at the new catalog that will be available June 1.  Yesterday those attending the event were able to pre-order some of the new products.  I can’t wait until my order gets here.  As usual Stampin’ Up! did not disappoint us with the new catalog.  This would be a great time to join my group.  Just drop me an email and I will be happy to get you started.  Remember there is a 20% discount for demonstrators and you choose your starter kit a $125 value for $99.  We are not allowed to post pictures of the new products just yet but I can’t wait to give you a peek as soon as we can.

I have been neglecting the Petal Palette stamp set so today I had time to play with it.  I used Tangerine Tango (a retiring color) CS as my base card.  I used the leaf image from the Petal Palette stamp set and Versamark ink to stamp a background on the Crushed Curry CS.  A while ago I was demonstrating a technique with the Stamparatus.  I created a mask and stamped with Garden Green and Tangerine Tango inks . I used the negative part of the mask today as a frame for the flower image in the Petal Palette set.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I also used the coordinating thinlits to cut out a smaller blossom image that is attached to the frame.  The frame itself is added to the card with dimensionals.  I like the brightness and cheerfulness of this card.  Who can’t use a little of that with snow outside in April?

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB