Friday, January 29, 2010

Sending Love Birthday Bliss

stampin up sending love paperOh yes I am - I am stamping in Pinks all week! And I am loving on this Sending Love Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up! - who can resist it?! The gorgeous patterns in Pinks and Browns, the classic patterns in Reds and Pinks and the so many sheets of Glittery glittery glittery patterns - I love it!

This card is another fast and easy one letting that Sending Love DSP shine. I used the Birthday Bliss stamp set, which is one of the 75+ FREE sets you can earn with your Sale-A-Bration order! I stamped the Birthday Bliss sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink and again in Ruby Red ink onto pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I used the Wide Oval Punch for the main tag and cut out the sentiment and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals for another layer. The Pretty in Pink mat is punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, another FREE Sale-A-Bration choice!

stampin up card
Stamps: Birthday Bliss
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, assorted markers

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sending Love Thank You

Oh this Sending Love Specialty paper is so gorgeous! I have been in love with it since it arrived on my doorstep in this fun Sale-A-Bration box from Stampin' Up! I am nearly out of it already and will definitely be ordering some more! Here I just have a few layers that are really quick and easy to put together and the sentiment piece is very interchangeable. I just let the beautiful paper take the spotlight on this card!

And that Satin Ribbon is just lovely - I love using it on my cards and it's so easy to tie into bows or knots. Don't forget, you can have a piece of EVERY Satin Ribbon color - there are 10 of them! - for only $12. See my Satin Ribbon Share post for details.

Stamps: With All My Heart
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine Scallop Square

stampin up big shot valentine's cardThese Sweet Heart Treat Cups are so cute! I used them in this Scallop Valentine Treat for Holly's 3D Challenge this week at Stampin' Addicts. If you are looking for some fun ideas, be sure to check out her weekly 3D Challenges.

This was really quick and easy - my favorite kind of stamping! well sometimes. I ran a piece of Ruby Red cardstock through the Big Shot with the Scallop Square Die. Then I stacked a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and a strip of the Ruby Red DSP from the Hostess Level I Patterns Pack through it with the same Scallop Square Die. I punched a heart out of the Ruby Red dsp with my Full Heart Punch at an angle and then filled the Sweet Heart Treat Cup with Red and Brown M&M's and adhered the layers together.

I stamped the happy valentine's day sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Chocolate Chip ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock then punched it out with the Word Window Punch. This is layered onto a Modern Label punch of Chocolate Chip. I paper pierced a strip along the top of the main panel and in each of the scallops. Then a knot of Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and it's ready to be delivered!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

With All My Heart sketch challenge

stampin up with all my heart cardHere is another card I made in pinks and reds - why fight it, right?! I guess I'll just be using Valentine's colors for all my projects right up until the 14th of February! This card uses the Stampin' Up! set With All My Heart from the Occasions Mini Catalog as well as a few other accessories from that catalog. I used the Stampin' Addicts Sketch Challenge 38 this week, too. I love sketches to work from. Even though I usually use the sketch as a jumping off point and don't always adhere to them really closely.

I stamped the larger flower image from With All My Heart over the Pretty in Pink card base in Pretty in Pink ink and sponged the edges. (If I was re-making this card, I would use a little lighter touch on the sponging.) Then I inked the smaller flower image in Pretty in Pink ink and sponged on some Ruby Red ink with my Sponge Dauber. I stamped this repeatedly over the Whisper White main panel. After each time I stamped it, I just stamped it off really well onto my Grid Paper and then re-inked in Pretty in Pink ink and added the sponges of Ruby Red along the outside.

The pattern paper strip is Ruby Red designer series paper from the Hostess Level I Patterns Pack, a 6x6 pad of DSP. I sponged it and then layered it onto Whisper White and then Chocolate Chip cardstock. The edges of the Chocolate Chip and the Ruby Red mat of the main panel are lightly distressed with the Cutter Kit. I punched a Full Heart Punch from another piece of the Ruby Red dsp and layered a Chocolate Chip 3/4" Circle and a Small Heart Punch of Ruby Red dsp onto it. The banner sentiment is from the With All My Heart stamp set as well. I punched the ends of the banner with the large arrow from the My Way Punch.

stampin up{Inside}
Stamps: With All My Heart
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Ruby Red dsp from Patterns Pack Hostess Level I
Ink: Ruby Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, My Way Punch, Trio Flowers Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Cutter Kit, Sponge Daubers, White Gel Pen

Saturday, January 23, 2010

You and Moi MOJO122 Sketch

stampin up, saleabration, cardHere is my Mojo Monday sketch card - just barely got it done this week! I used a smaller oval near the top to coordinate with my stamp set You and Moi, which is one of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration choices. I love that we have over 75 choices this year!

This card base is Chocolate Chip and I matted the layers of Sending Love Specialty paper onto Pretty in Pink. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla, and then punched out and layered with the Oval Punches. I sponged the Pretty in Pink Scallop Oval with a touch of Chocolate Chip ink. I just love the new Satin Ribbon and used a piece of the Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon for my knot and a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock stamped with another sentiment from the You and Moi stamp set, love love love.

stampin up card{Inside}
Stamps: You and Moi
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Small, Large, Scallop Oval Punches, Small Heart Punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief

Haitian Disaster Relief

stampin up, haitian relief On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope.

From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated to the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief and Dvelopment Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

stampin up, i heart hearts stamp setI {Heart} Hearts - Clear Mount #118571 $18.95 (block D recommended)

I {Heart} Hearts - Wood Mount #117010 $26.95

In the past, when terrorists attacked the Twin Towers, when a tsunami struck Indonesia, when a hurricane destroyed New Orleans, and when wildfires ravaged Australia, Stampin' Up! demonstrators have stepped forward and showed their commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. This time is no different.

I am so proud to work with this generous company, Stampin' Up! To order the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, you can click on my Stampin' Up! website and then click on SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner or you can send me an e-mail by clicking on the E-Mail Me Button in the right hand toolbar.

Birthday Bliss Sketch Challenge

stampin up, Birthday Bliss, Saleabration, rubber stampingThe Stampin' Addicts website has daily challenges and I haven't participated in a while, so I thought it was time to get back into it. I love sketch challenges especially, and this week's SASC37 is a fun one with color blocking. I used the Birthday Bliss stamp set, which is one of the Sale-A-Bration FREE stamp sets you can choose from the Idea Book & Catalog.

Stamps: Birthday Bliss
Inks: (Markers) Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace, So Saffron, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Accessories: Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Satin Ribbons Share

stampin up satin ribbonDid you notice those gorgeous 5/8" Satin Ribbons in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog? Wowza are they fun to play with - they tie up so nice in bows and knots. I am offering a Ribbon Share for 2 yards each of the Occasions Mini 9 Satin Ribbons plus the White Satin Ribbon from our Idea Book & Catalog. You'll have a card of 10 different Satin Ribbons for only $12. Let me know if you'd like to join the Satin Ribbon Share via e-mail - my Email Me button is on the right side toolbar.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Caution: Opening Box may cause Extreme Excitement!

Stampin Up! Sale-A-BrationHere's the lid of one of the boxes that the UPS man brought to me today! Hurray for Sale-A-Bration and YES, opening this box did cause me extreme excitement! I just love Stampin' Up! and get excited everytime the UPS man delivers one of their boxes to my door - ask my kids!

This Sale-A-Bration promotion from Stampin' Up! is so exciting as well. For every $50 order, you receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set OR punch. You can choose one of the EXCLUSIVE Sale-A-Bration sets or the EXCLUSIVE Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper or the gorgeous new Scallop Trim Border Punch or (NEW this year) you can choose one of the many $15.95 and under Stamp Sets from the Idea Book & Catalog! Love it!

Saleabration blog hopIf you want to see some of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration sets in action, check out the Stampin' Addicts SAB Blog Hop this weekend. So many wonderful stampers using many of the Sale-A-Bration sets in some gorgeous cards and creative projects. Click on the SAB Blog Hop above to start finding some great ideas. Be sure to check out the gallery and forums at Stampin' Addicts as well - Positively Stampin' Up!, Positively Creative!TM

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reverse Bleaching

stampin up card, bleach techniqueThis card is one we did at last month's Stampin' Up! Technique Club - Bleach Theme. The technique on this card is called Reverse Bleach. My club members attend a monthly stamp camp style class where they make cards and a 3 D project all using different stamping techniques. They receive a small Technique Instruction Card, too and make a sample piece to adhere to it. Some of my club members put these Technique Instruction Cards in baseball sleeve holders and keep them on a ring as a handy reference. For our Bleach Technique we did Reverse Bleach (shown here), Brush Bleaching, Bleach Stamping and Faux Bleach.

If you're interested in joining one of my Technique Clubs, please e-mail me by clicking on the E-mail Me button to the right.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sweet One Scrap Page

This scrapbook page is one from my Scrap A Stack this month. We use Stampin' Up! products to create 6 different pages each month - full size 12x12 pages. This one uses the Sending Love Specialty Paper from the new Occasions Mini Catalog that recently debuted. I really really like this paper - the pinks and browns and red and all that glitter! The Pink Satin Ribbon is one of the 9 new Satin Ribbon colors in the Occasions Mini Catalog as well.

I used a base page of Regal Rose with a strip of the Sending Love Specialty paper matted on Chocolate Chip. 5 different photos on this page make is very photo heavy, and my journaling is on the Very Vanilla mat on one of the tags from the Two Tags Big Shot die. I used a retired stamp set to stamp the Sweet One image and punched it out with my Scallop Circle Punch. This is adhered to the page and tied to the bow of Pretty In Pink Satin Ribbon with a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon. The Pretty in Pink Corduroy Button has a thin strip of Very Vanilla cardstock threaded and knotted in it as a faux thread.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


The sales periods for Sale-A-Bration, the Occasions Mini Catalog, the Definitely Decorative insert, the Heart Treat Cups and Country Living Cards à la Carte have begun! With brand new products, as well as special discounts and rewards for customers, hostesses, and new recruits, there's something for everyone!

During Sale-A-Bration:

Customers receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).

Hostesses receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales*, in addition to our regular hostess benefits.

New Recruits will get 15 percent off the price of the Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus, a FREE stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs!

Standard Starter Kit Reg price
Sale Price
Digital+ Starter Kit $185 $157

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Moments - Birthday

stampin up sale-a-bration happy moments cardHere is another Birthday Card using the soon-to-be-FREE Happy Moments Sale-A-Bration stamp set from Stampin' Up! I watercolored the gifts image in these bright and cheery In Colors and then added some Dazzling Diamonds as well. The happy birthday sentiment is from the same Happy Moments stamp set and I punched it out with the Word Window Punch, layered onto the Modern Label Punch (LOVE how these all fit together!) and then finished it off with the Old Olive Library Clip. Oh, and that pretty little border? Another soon-to-be-FREE Sale-A-Bration product, the Scallop Trim Border Punch.

Sale-A-Bration is when you can earn a FREE stamp set (and a punch this year!) with every $50 order OR with your Stampin' Workshop when your workshop sales reach $300. If you are looking for details on the upcoming Sale-A-Bration, beginning January 5th and continuing through March 31st, please click on this Sale-A-Bration link or on the Sale-A-Bration catalog link on the right side of my blog. You'll see the exclusive Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and bonus this year is a list of stamp sets from the Idea Book & Catalog that you can choose from as well.
Related Posts with Thumbnails