Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Lots of Love Letterpress

I finally got out my Letterpress Plate and played with it, but as you can see once I started I could not stop. I used the craft spots as Stampin' Up! suggested, but at my class on Saturday we tried it with the Stampin' Write Markers and it worked great! My scans do not show it well on the first two cards, but it you look at card three, the embossed images are very deep. I think that next time I will add a shim. If you have any questions about our letterpress plates you can contact me or watch this utube video. You cannot hear Shannon talk, but you can watch her use the plates. We also have a plate covered with lots of little hearts. You can purchase both plates here. I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as I have.

All supplies Stampin' Up:

Card #1
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Early Espresso craft spot and classic pad, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Regal Rose Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Early Espresso, Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Big Shot, Letterpress plate, Heart to Heart punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge and Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Card #2
Stamps: None
Ink: Regal Rose Craft spot, Soft Suede and Regal Rose Stampin' Write markers
Paper: Early Espresso and Regal Rose card stock, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Shot, Letterpress plate,  Early Espresso 5/8" Satin ribbon

Card #3

Stamps: Valentine Defined
Ink:  Craft spot, classic pad and Stampin' Write Marker all in Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Big Shot, Letterpress plate, Square Lattice Textured Impressions, Heart to Heart punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin; Sponge and Early Espresso 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Glimmer Valentine Defined

Here is a fun quick Valentine card using the Red Glimmer paper available in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Stampin' Up! has a great punch that punches all three hearts on card at one time. We will be making this card at my January stamp camp. Inspiration for this card came from this card. I added the sentiment, black mat and changed the ribbon to black and place on the left hand side.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Valentine Defined
Ink: Real Red craft, Basic Black and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock, Red Glimmer paper
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Heart to Heart punch.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Petal Cone Bigz die Valentine heart pocket
I finally got this posted. I had taken a picture with my camera, but everytime I tried to post the picture blogger kept pulling it in sideways. We tried everything. Finally today, I thought, why don't I just scan it, and that worked. So anyway...

This is one the the projects for this months stamp camp. This is the new Petal Cone die (in the Occasions Mini catalog) that makes a four sided cone. It also die cuts the banner used. I just cut two, instead of four pieces to make this heart pocket. So easy and so much fun. Brenda Keenan, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator posted one similar (I made a few changes) on Stampin' Connection, an idea gallery for demonstrators only. Join my team and you can see all the beautiful creations made my Stampin' Up! demonstrators all over the world, and even post your own projects. I have it shown in two different papers, from the Love Impressions Designer paper pack offered in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I got the Iridescent decorative shredding and heart suckers from the Dollar Tree.
If you live in or will be visiting the Charleston, South Carolina area, contact me to make a reservation to attend this camp.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Stamps:  Love you much
Ink: Black StazOn ink pad, Real Red Watercolor Crayon
Paper: Love Impressions Designer Series Paper, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot Die cutting machine, Petal Cone Bigz die, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, 1 3/4" Scallop circle, and small heart punches, Aqua Painter, Crop-a-dile, Stampin' Dimensionals, decorative shredding and candy not Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Valentine Defined Valentines Day Stamp camp project
Happy New Year! I pray you had a wonderful holiday season. I am sorry I haven't posted in so long, but I had health issues most of the month of December. Praise God this is a new year, and I am feeling so much better!

Here is one of the projects for my January Stamp. This is a fun card to make. I wish I could say it was my creation, but I cased the sketch from Ahelynck on Splitcoast stampers. If you are a member you can view the card here. I did make several changes. I changed the colors, left off the punched edge, changed the ribbon to the new pom pom trim. I did not put the Rhinestones on my butterflies and moved the sentiment to the bottom of the card (also changed the punch used) I left off one stamped image, leaving just the tree and sentiment. Thank you Ahelynck for the great card sketch. I love the tree with the hills and the Scallop Circle in the background.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Valentine Defined
Ink: Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo classic
Stampin' Write Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise card stock. In Color Designer Series Paper (Pear Pizzazz) and Bold Brights Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo)
Accessories: Big Shot die cut machine, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Framed Tulips Textured Impression embossing folders, Melon Mambo Pom Pom trim, Tombo Multi Liquid glue, Curley Label punch, Stampin' Sponges