Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator

Shari Fritz, Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator (210)680-9522

March 28, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous meets a Rogue Die

One of my good friends is always finding dies "to die for" and somehow a couple of them came home with me as loaners.  I just love this floral element.  I cut several in different colors and the daffodil delight one called out to me.  I usually like to start with a layout but somehow this card just came together on its own.  I had been working with the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set so it seemed to make sense to use it again with a few other bright colors.  I just wish the jewels had photographed better.  It is much more sparkly IRL.

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March 27, 2013

Card Buffet Leftovers

I'm always so relieved after my card classes are over that I usually take a short break from all things stamping. But I can't stay away from it for too long--the past few days I have been working on Easter cards and also pulled out some of my card buffet leftovers to see what I could do with them.  I started with this card using the Bloomin' Marvelous set (a CASE from and paired it with an older sentiment set.  Then I proceeded to make three more cards with the same basic supplies.

Not sure which one I prefer the most.  I do like the Summer Starfruit ribbon with the Sycamore Street DSP.  Somehow I never manage to use my Sale-a-Bration rewards during the promotion period. Then it's over and I have to move on to a new promotion. Do you ever feel like you never have enough time to enjoy some of Stampin' Up's products? Maybe this is a function of my age--the time seems to fly by.  Before I know it we'll be looking at a new annual catalog.  I'm already broke from buying almost everything in the Spring catalog!  Oh well.....  Thanks for stopping by.  Come back tomorrow for another look!

March 13, 2013

Not Primrose Petals Again!

My blogging has been in such spurts lately.  Wish I could get it together and post more regularly.  Today will be the last cards I will show from my upcoming class.  I feel like I should save a few as a surprise for the class attendees.  Hopefully what I keep back won't be a disappointment. 
I pulled out my new Tea for Two DSP to make this pretty Easter card--another simple layout.  Primrose Petals is okay in small doses. 

The second card is a CASE from Amy Storrie.  I love her style and this is one of my favorite cards.  It's such a happy card. I used a butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set instead of the one in the Bloomin' Marvelous Sale-a-Bration set.  It's too bad that the Sycamore Street DSP will only be available for a little while longer.  If you don't have a pack yet, you definitely need one!
If you'd like to attend my Card Buffet please RSVP before Thursday.  Details can be found at my Stampin' Up Demonstrator Site under Events.  Hope to see you there!  Now I'm off to finish cutting card kits.

March 12, 2013

Card Buffet Sneak Peek

Here is another peek at cards from the card buffet.  The first is more paper crafting than stamping. The ice cream cone looks good enough to eat.  Strange colors for ice cream though.   I don't think I've ever seen Wisteria Wonder colored ice cream in real life.  The pool party scoop is most certainly Blue Moon flavor.  When I was a little girl there was an ice cream shop where I lived that served Blue Moon.  It tasted like anise (or black licorice to those of you not familiar with herbs.)--delicious! My sons discovered Blue Moon during a summer visit to Grandma but somewhere along the line the flavor changed and it has more of an almond flavor now.  I was so disappointed.
This next card is an exact replica of a card by LeAnn Greff, except I used a birthday greeting.  This is a great masculine card.
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March 11, 2013

By the Tide

These cards seem appropriate for Spring Break week.  Thankfully I'm not at the beach with all the college students and their youthful indiscretions.  I'm busy working on cards for my Card Buffet on Saturday.  Today I put together three cards and I need to determine which will work best for the class.  The first card is a case from Elaine Uhl that involves some basic masking.  I just wish I wouldn't have messed up the stamping.  No time to redo it today. 
The next card was made using a sketch I found somewhere.  It's difficult to tell but I stamped the coral and one shell on the Coral layer. 
This last one is a sketch from Marelle Taylor.  This is a very simple card but requires fussy cutting the seahorse.
When I do classes I sometimes run into the problem of not having duplicate ink pads for certain colors.  Being the crafting hoarder that I am, I had a retired Cameo Coral ink pad and textured cardstock to match.  I liked the softer look with the Cameo Coral instead of Calypso Coral.  Maybe when I am not so strapped for time I will try them with Calypso Coral.  Which is your favorite of the three?  My favorite is the second card.
Come back tomorrow to see another sneak peek or two for my upcoming class.  Thanks for stopping by!