While I was in C eh! N eh! D eh! at Victopia I stamped some Riley’s at Vicki’s that I didn’t have. One I stamped is so cute, I made my card all up and I had my story all planned and then I went to find it over at Hanna Stamps! and oops it is not out yet…ha! Just wait it’s a cutie.
So this one is available, and it is also a continuation in the Timber and Sophie story. Tonight on the Hallmark channel…ok not really.
So a few of you were worried that Timber and Sophie got hitched too soon, and I explained that they actually dated for a year before they got married I just showed the wedding picture sooner then the stories…if you know me, I do leap from one topic to another pretty easily.
After Timber and Sophie had dated for a while, they earned a trip to Hawaii, Sophie sells seashells by the seashore, and she was one of the top sellers. So off they went. While they were there they went to a Luau, and they asked for volunteers to learn to do the hula. Well of course Timber thought Sophie would be perfect. She had taken dance when she was younger, and to be honest he wanted to see her in that grass skirt. So off Sophie went behind the curtains for a quick course in the art of the hula. The teacher motioned them all out on the stage and then next thing you know a Don Ho look-a-like started playing Tiny Bubbles and all the girls began to do the hula. Timber could not take his eyes off his Sophie. How lucky could he have gotten to find such a catch. Sophie was so scared but all she did was keep her eyes on Timber in the crowd and it was like all the people disappeared except for him. He/She knew that all they needed was each other to be happy…oh and the grass skirt…Timber had plans for that later…ha! Bad Timber.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo, Copics, Baja Breeze
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Background paper I got while I was in Canada, I think at Sheila’s store.
Misc: White organza, paper flowers from my sister, tempting turquoise buttons, nestabilities, sansodor, watercolor pencils, stumps
So it’s day 4 of questions, to win the mystery blog candy on the 28th. Today’s question is: What is the Stampin’ Up! product that gets ooh’s and ahh’s from your friends and/or customers? My answer: The Big Shot…even my hubby was impressed. When I was getting matchbox dies ready for my Big Shot class he was like “WOW that machine makes boxes?” and I said “well no honey, I make the box, the machine just cuts it out and scores it..” – ha! Just like when I got my crop-o-dile…he was impressed with it, men like the big stuff…oh and Jeff took art in school like I did, so I think that is why he loves the Stampin’ Up! stuff, cause he “gets it”, he is pretty impressed with the sansodor and pencils too.
Hope you have a great Tuesday, I have to go get my teeth cleaned. Fun stuff!
Thanks for stopping in!
Barbara Pirk says
I have to agree with you on this one, Di, it is definitely the dies and of course the Big Shot to make them work.
Michelle Krstyen says
The Big Shot is very impressive. Michelle
Mary Sabel says
I have to agree with you on this, it is the Big Shot Machine and the dies.
I would say that most folks are impressed with the 48 colors of cardstock I have arranged in wood cubes when they visit my craft room. Each cube holds a family of colors, like the earth elements are all in one cube etc. It is quite colorful to look at! ellie:)
Actually, Di, it's the collection of stamp sets that I have. And compared to many SU stampers, my collection is really rather small! :^)
Oh it's definately the Big Shot!! And the dies!
Jean Fitch says
The Big Shot "fer sure" as my surfer buddies used to say. And the BS toys too – the Texturz plates and dies of course. The Manhattan Impressions die was "da bomb" at the last Stamp Camp! Granted without the stamps what would be the point….though I must admit I do love no or limited ink cards! Must be the Kindergartner in me that loves to rip and cut paper with hands or tools then glue it all together.
Iwould say I get big WoW with Sizzix Embosslits. I use them on kinds of projects. LORIK.
An adorable card Di!
Harriet Hensley says
Definitely the Big Shot…..
Lovin' the Sophie Timber saga – it's better than the May soap opera sweeps!!
The product that gets ooos and ahhs…..well just last night my Crop-a-dile got some ooos and ahhs – cause of how quiet it is to set eyelets!
Oh my gosh! WAAAAAYYYY CAYUTE!!!!
Most people are really impressed with the coordinating colors of cardstock, pads, paper and ribbon
My big "ooh, that's cool" getter is when my hubby sees me heat emboss something. He is truely amazed everytime!
janet mack says
I think we are impressed with the ink. I don't own the Big Shot yet but I agree it is way cool.
Donna McEwen says
People are fascinated with the Big Shot capabilities.
Ruth N says
The big shot. I try to use it at every class and workshop. People are always amazed.
Though I get lots of oooohs and ahhhs from people who see embossing for the first time too.
Cute cute card! I'm still gaining fame using the Aqua painters–people are still amazed by what they can do 🙂
Thanks for the update on Timber & Sophie!
I would say the BigShot is definitely the biggest 'wow.'
I too believe that my big shot is the item that people want to play with. It has gotten lots and lots of use.
Linda Hellem says
I have to agree with many that the Big Shot is something that everyone thinks is very awesome. The cute box dies and the top notch die are the ones that are commented on the most. 🙂
Cheryl Vance says
The big shot. Its just so cool all the things you can use, and all the die cuts. And that you only need one machine inside of having 23 different die cutting machines.
I also agree it is the Big Shot although with the men in my family, it is the crimper, they love to play with it
Yeah, the story continues! Although, I hope they had seperate rooms while they were on this trip since they weren't yet married—LOL
Well, my stuff is generally given to nonpaper crafters. So lately the oohhs and ahhs have come from Crystal Effects. Funny how something so simple can bring such a big wow.
I'd say using the heat and stick with the dazzling diamonds on a whole image.
Glitter, glitter, glitter! Everyone loves glitter! Thanks for the chance to win Di!
Cula Parker says
defintely the Big Shot! Even my husband likes it, and my customers and friends love to play with it.
Stephanie P. says
I get the biggest response from images I water color with an Aquapainter and reinkers, which is so rewarding because I LOVE water coloring. Next would be creating a moon image with masking and then sponging with light yellows.
Jackie W. says
The Big Shot is a big hit at my workshops, too! Love that thing!
Pretty much anything gets oohs and ahhs when it's handmade, but the things my friends always find the most interesting when I am show them is markers. They always find it amazing that you can color mutliple colors on one stamp. =)
It is the Big Shot that everyone is most impressed with.
Anita A. says
The big shot would be the item that gets the most oohs and ahhs.
I'd say it's the Big Shot.
I think the Big Shot is the most impressive. I have the Cricut and it is nice but since I brought the Big Shot I am totally in love. All my projects get the biggest oh's and ah's when I use my Big Shot!
Thanks Diane.. love your blog!
Jan G. says
Oh . . . . wish I owned a Big Shot! I think people just love when an image is colored with watercolor pencils and then a blender pen. I love to stick on a little glitter, too!
Katie K says
I must say it's the Big Shot. I get excited every time I cut something new.
Anne Granger says
For sure it's my Big Shot machine!! I can't get enough of it!!!
Roberta aka RubbertaStamper says
the Big Shot is the latest, though heat embossing, two-step stamping, and wheels are still perenial crowd-pleasers that always impress new people. (They still impres me, too!)
My friends love it when I use VersaMark and clear embossing powder for the background of a card! I made a Halloween card on black cardstock with little clear embossed pumpkins – they RAVED!
mary jo says
Big shot is nice but my hubby really oohs and aahs over the crop-a-dile. A real tool that can be used for many non-stamping manly chores. Like putting holes and snaps in a new convertable top. Mary Jo
The Big Shot!
The versamark pad and chalks… you can get any color from that you want!!!
Lorree Bosworth says
A lot of my folks nearly whip out the cross & garlic when it comes to the Big Shot – – – yes, they are impressed with what it can do, but they are also very much, I-don't-have-the-money-or-space-or-whatever so I don't want to get hooked on it.
And yes, I get the oohs & aahs for the bling stuff (glitter, embossing, buttons) and I get the "Darn you, I didn't like the corduroy buttons when looking at them in the catalog!", but I think the biggest "ooooh-factor" I get when it comes to tools is the PAPER SNIPS!
Melissa Vannoy says
Embossing always brings a "WOW" effect – kids, adults… who ever… it's like a magic as you watch the embossing heat up and set!
I'd have to say the exclusive Big Shot dies. Everyone loves the Top Note die and always comments on that.
Great Hannah card!
Ree Donnelly says
Once again, yeah, it's the Big Shot! People love to see what the Stampamajig can do for them too. Also, when someone sees gold or silver embossing for the first time… it's always an ooh & ahh moment!
Melissa S says
Some of the punches I have get my non-stamping friends all excited.