Saturday, January 2, 2010

New goodies from Stampin' Up!
January 5th marks the beginning of a new mini catalogue and some fantastic new stamps sets. Stampin' Up! decided to offer the option of unmounted red rubber stamps which means less space (the sets come in dvd style cases) and a very nice decrease in price. It is also the beginning of Sell-a-bration where you can earn free stamp sets and other product with a purchase of $65 or more.
I LOVE this card! Its so simple but I still pretty and I used all 6 sheets of the new paper and since its double sided there is 1 heart for each pattern of paper :)
Colours: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: New Stampin' Up! designer series Sending Love paper, heart punch
Colours: Whisper White
Accessories: DSP Sending Love, Rhinestone brad, misc large white flower
Stamp Set: Well Scripted, I love love Jumbo Wheel
Colours: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Black Gingham ribbon, White medium brad, misc black flower
It can be so difficult to make a masculine valentine with all the traditional pink and red so I went as masculine as I could with it still being fairly obvious with the hearts. I haven't done many cards with the wood but it now has me thinking about the possibilities a lot more because it looks great!
Stamp Set: Woodgrain background stamp, I Heart Hearts
Colours: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Top note die, Wood piece, brads
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel
Colours: Chocolate chip, Pretty in Pink, Kraft
Accessories: small dots texture plate
Stamp Set: I Heart Hearts
Colours: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: DSP Sending Love paper, Scallop border punch, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon
I was gifted with a squash scrapbook and I had to give it a try, here is my first one. I had to use the new DSP because its sparkly and completely gorgeous! It is so wonderful it was almost physically painful for me to cut it up to use. It uses 3 square sheets of cardstock scored horizontal, vertical and once on the diagonal. You adhere them together on one of the middle sheet of cardstock and then decorate with patterned paper and plain coloured cardstock. I'm so happy with how it turned out and this first one is off to my Secret Sister in her last package from me. I like doing the Secret Sister and I plan to sign up again for the next round.
Colours: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Accessories: DSP Sending Love and Chocolate Chip and Vanilla striped wide ribbon

Here is the scrapbook all folded in on itself and tied with ribbon.

The last of the Christmas cards of 2009.
Stamp Set: Patterned Pines from Stampin' Up! Mouse from Amuse
Colours: all Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red.
Accessories: all Stampin' Up! Top note die, Pointsetta embossing folder, alpine ribbon, Dazzling Diamond glitter.
Stamp Set: Dasher and Patterned Pines from Stampin' Up!
Colours: Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Top Note die, Pointsetta embossing folder and Alpine ribbon
A few tags I did up using scraps from the Christmas Carol Games I made. I used these for personal Christmas gifts and sent some to my Secret sister too.
Stamp Set: Snowflakes (retired Stampin' Up!)
Colours: Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: silver cord from Stampin' Up! Snowflake punch by Marvy