Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Love Bandit will Steal Your Heart!

Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching, here is an idea for a quick little treat.

The Love Bandit is just the cutest little raccoon ever! And this new stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog has some adorable images. I included the new Stampin' Up! acrylic block in my photo for those of you that haven't seen them yet. I just love being able to see through the blocks for stamp placement. And, most of all, I love the compact storage of the new rubber images in the slim cd style storage cases! For a "Stamp Addict" like me, I can benefit from saving every square inch in my stamp room!!!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great week-end!!!

Happy Sale-A-Bration!

Hello Stampers!

Today's card is a little different than my typical style, but I was ready to try something new. As I am sure many of you have experienced, I have been creatively challenged lately! I think I just haven't spent enough time stamping. So, I guess I just need to get the momentum going again. I have some great new products to play with, so here is the first card I want to share. I used one of the new Sale-A-Bration sets, Happy Moments. The set includes 4 images, & 3 sentiments. I ordered all my new sets in "Clear Mount"! But, all sets are still available in the traditional wood mount.

I stamped the sentiment, Happy Birthday! all around the outside of the card. Then I stamped the gifts on the new Sending Love Designer Series Paper & paper pieced it. It was layered on top of the Pretty In Pink cardstock with Naturals White cardstock. I then tied the gifts with silver cord. And, that is it...very easy card! The Sending Love Designer Series Paper is gorgeous! And, I am loving the new clear mount stamps. Can't wait to show you "in person"! Just give me a call to schedule your workshop!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Simply Adorned Products Now Available!

This is one product line that I have been anxiously awaiting. It was very difficult to photograph, so I hope you can see the details!

The Simply Adorned product line was introduced in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. It featured charms in 2 sizes, and chains in two sizes. Also introduced was the Charming stamp set, specially designed to customize your charms. Well, the charms & chains were not available until now! And, even better, there are additional sizes of charms & a bracelet chain available (page 28 of the Occasions Mini Catalog). With the brand new Tiny Tags stamp set, you could also create adorable charms!

My Simply Adorned charm is 1 1/2 x 2! It was created using the Charming stamp set (which is still available for purchase) and the Naturally Serif Sizzlit Alphabet. I covered my initial with glue using the 2 way glue pen, then covered with Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter (Turquoise).

The best part, I can change the insert and create a variety of looks! You could also insert a photo. The charms accomodate pictures in both front & back. They would also look great on a pearl necklace, or on satin ribbon. They would make beautiful bling for handbags. The charms have a clasp to easily attach to your jewelry. These charms are gorgeous, and would make fabulous gifts!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Petal Card Gift Box!

This little box began with the Big Shot Petal Card! And, I must add at this point that I was inspired to create a little box from one of my fabulous Stamp Patch team members, Wilma. (thanks Wilma!)

The top of the lid for the box, and the box bottom were both cut from the Big Shot Petal Card. The designer paper is from the Sweet Pea Designer paper stack in the Occasions Mini Catalog. A big stack of 48 sheets of 12 x 12 double sided designer paper, with 2 of each design. Absolutely Gorgeous!

I used the dimensions of the petal card & cut a sheet of Kraft cardstock, 12 x 4. I scored appropriatly to fit the petal card. Used another sheet to complete the box top and assembled. The belly band is the reverse design of the paper on the lid. New Satin Pretty In Pink ribbon (Occasions Mini). And, look at this adorable stamp from the new stamp set, Tiny Tags. There are 17 stamps in this set, available in traditional wood mount, or Stampin'Up! new clear mount. And, a matching Tiny Tag punch in the new slim line design! And, saving the best for last, do you see the adorable butterflies on the lid??? A brand new Big Shot embosslit die cut, Stampin' Up! exclusive, Beautiful Wings. It cuts & embosses at the same time, 4 adorable little butterflies!

Awsome new products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog! Hope you enjoy the sample & are inspired to create something beautiful! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sale-A-Brate Valentines Day!

OMG, I absolutely love my new Stampin' Up! goodies!

Yesterday I received my Occasions Mini Catalog order, & FREE Sale-A-Bration items. With all the snow we have been getting, I just had to look ahead to Valentines Day, and focus on the beautiful new Spring Stampin' Up! products. And, the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Catalog have so many products to inspire the creative side in all of us.

If you haven't received a copy of the Occasions Mini Catalog yet, you can view it on my Stampin' Up! website .

Wouldn't it be fun to create these little Valentines for family & friends?

The heart pocket was created with the Big Shot Petal Card die cut. Very easy, just fold down 2 of the petal folds & adhere.

Additional supplies are:
Shades of Spring designer paper
Pretty In Pink & Whisper White cardstock
Chocolate Chip ink
5/8" Pretty In Pink Satin ribbon
Scallop Circle & 1" Circle Punches
Stampin' Dimensionals
FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Vintage Labels

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year = New Goodies!

Happy New Year!

Wow, I can't believe that it has been so long since my last post. I have been so busy the past month preparing for the December stamp class, & with all the extra planning & shopping that Christmas entails. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas with your families.

With the new year comes some awsome new Stampin' Up! products in the Occasions Mini Catalog which runs from Jan 5 through March 31st. And, it is also Sale-A-Bration time which has the same program period, Jan 5th through March 31st. The mini catalogs have been mailed, but the Occasions Mini catalogs are a bit delayed. So if you dont get one by the end of the week, and would like to receive one, just let me know!

And, if you haven't already heard the buzz...Stampin' Up! is now offering Clear Mount stamps :)

They give you the same great image and the standard wood mount stamps, but with the added benefit of the clear blocks. And, for those of you that don't want to change, the wood mount stamps will still be available.

Additional new products include an awsome designer paper stack, and re-designed punches that store flat. New Satin ribbons, Glassine envelopes & bags, great new Sizzix Embosslits Dies, new Corduroy buttons in Pretty in Pink & Real Red, and so much more!!!!!

And, with Sale-A-Bration, a free product with every $50 in purchases, a free product with a $300 workshop, and any stamp set FREE when you purchase the Demonstrator Kit.

You can view the new mini catalogs at my business web site Look under shop now to download a pdf file of the new mini catalogs.

For today's card I used the new stamp set, Vintage Vogue, stamped with Rose Red ink & distressed with Chocolate Chip. Card base is Taken with Teal. Additional cardstock, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White. The designer paper is from the new Sweet pea Designer Paper Stack, Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon. And, check out the new punches, New Scallop Trim Corner punch, & Scallop Border Punch (Free Sale-A-Bration Selection).
If you would like any additonal information, let me know. Thanks for visiting!