Sunday, January 31, 2010

This card was made with the Love You Much stamp set. The image was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Basic Brown ink and colored in with markers. A little bit of glitter was added to the flower. Certainly Celery card stock was punched with the new Scallop Trim border punch (free with a $50 order during SAB) and the new Sending Love Designer Series Paper was added to the bottom of the Pretty in Pink card stock base. Have you seen the new Sending Love DSP? One side of each sheet is glittered and simply gorgeous!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

This card was also made with the A Happy Heart stamp set. What a versatile set! If you need a set to make Valentines, this is a great one to have. The DSP, card stock, and ribbon are retired (Riding Hood Red and Candy Lane) but I promise to post some cards and projects using current paper soon!

Monday, January 25, 2010

From now until February 28, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well established in Haiti and this money will be used to provide immediate assistance and other support to help those in need.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Continuing with my Valentine theme, here's another card I CASE'd of one done by MommaPatti on SCS. The card base is the retired Riding Hood Red card stock and the DSP is also retired. The heart is embossed with white embossing powder on red card stock and is from the A Happy Heart set. The Ticket Corner punch was used on the top layer and the ribbon, key and metal heart are from my stash.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I saw this Valentine in the gallery on SCS and decided to CASE it. (I wish I could remember who made it so I could give them credit for the design.) The bottom edge of a piece of Kraft card stock was punched with the scalloped border punch and the paper piercing template was used to punch each scallop and the upper right corner. The sentiment on it was stamped with Soft Suede ink and the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart punch was punched from a scrap of Real Red cs and glued over the heart in the sentiment. A piece of 1/2" Real Red striped gross grain ribbon was wrapped around the center. Next, SU markers were used to color the rubber on the tic-tac-toe style image from A Happy Heart stamp set. (Be sure to use water based markers for coloring on your stamps so it will wash off.) It was stamped on Whisper White card stock. Then a Real Red marker was used to color the center heart and stamped on a scrap of WW cs, punched out with a 1/2" circle punch, and used to Build a Brad with the kit from SU. The image was mounted on Real Red card stock and adhered to the Kraft cs with Stampin Dimensionals. The card base is also Real Red card stock.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another of my favorite stamp sets is Loads of Love. Very versatile for both men or women and occasions. This simple Valentine was colored with Watercolor pencils and spruced up by generously sprinkling some of the hearts with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Saturday, January 9, 2010's soooo cold outside! I had to make something to warm me up. I CASEd this card from one made by sf9erfan on SCS. This retired stamp set, Like It a Latte, is one of the very first I purchased way before I became a demo. It's stamped in Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock then layered on Bravo Burgundy and Barely Banana cs. Another retired stamp, Print Pattern, was used to stamp the background in Bravo Burgundy on Bravo Burgundy cs, layered on Very Vanilla, then glued to the Chocolate Chip card base. The greeting is stamped in Bravo Burgundy on Barely Banana, punched with the Designer Label punch and adhered to the card with Stampin Dimensionals. Three gold mini brads and two rows of piercing were added to finish it up. Something else that would warm me up is a comment from you! Let me know that you check out my blog occasionally, like something I've posted, or just want to say Hi. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I love scrapbooking. I love the opportunity to be creative plus I have such wonderful subjects to photograph. : ) Our nieces and nephews have always enjoyed looking at themselves and each other in my scrapbooks. It's so much more fun than flipping through a box of photos. I couldn't wait to work on photos from this past Christmas, especially since I ordered the Holiday Lounge DSP from the current Idea Book & Catalog. Sometimes I get tired of the traditional red and green on my Christmas pages so working with this paper has been a lot of fun. And I am continually amazed at how well everything I buy from SU coordinates - even when I don't intentionally order things together for a specific project. Of course, the card stock and ink are a perfect match but other things like the snowflake from the Merry Details Sizzlit and the Modern Label punch on the first layout and the ornament punch and Delightful Decorations stamp set on the second one sure make it easy. I have a couple more pages to finish and this Christmas is in the book!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

As promised, here's a card I made for my mother-in-law's birthday using the new Vintage Vogue set from the new Occasions mini catalog. The images are stamped in Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, and Wild Wasabi Classic ink on Whisper White card stock. I sponged the edges with Crushed Curry and layered it on a piece of Baja Breeze card stock stamped with an old script background. Her favorite color is green so the card base is a piece of textured Wild Wasabi card stock. The flower centers are Dazzling Diamonds (yellow flowers) and Turquoise Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter (blue flower) held in place with Zig Two Way glue. There are a few surprises in the new Occasions mini catalog. (If you haven't seen it yet, check it out on my SU web site or let me know and I'll send you one.) New style punches that are so easy to store and clear mount stamps! That's right! The same crisp, detailed images in rubber but with a choice between mounting them on traditional wood blocks or using clear acrylic blocks to stamp! There's lots of gorgeous new paper, ribbon, and other accessories that will make it easy to put together a $50 order to receive your free SAB item!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year! If you make New Year resolutions or begin a new year by organizing, this little post it note holder just might come in handy. It was made with the Delicate Dots DSP and ribbon from last year's Sale-a-bration. Tie the ribbon and it's ready to drop into your purse. Use seasonal paper and it makes a great little gift, stocking stuffer, or party favor. My friend Connie (Hi Connie!) substituted a pair of flip flops for the flower and gave one to each woman at their family beach vacation last year. Untie the ribbon and jot down a quick note with the attached pencil.
Speaking of Sale-a-bration, this year's SAB begins on Tuesday, January 5 and runs through March 31. Unfamiliar with SAB? It's a favorite Stampin' Up! annual event with 3 easy ways to get great SU products free. First, for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping) you receive one item of your choice from the SAB brochure free. Second, host a workshop and if sales are $300 or more (before tax and shipping) chose one free item from the SAB brochure. (This is in addition to all the other great hostess benefits!) Third, become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-a-bration and choose a free stamp set from the Idea Book and Catalog. If you haven't received an SAB brochure, let me know and I'll make sure you get one.
January 5th is also the first day to order from the new Occasions mini catalog. I'll show you a project made with one of the new stamp sets in my next post.