Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Love You Much

There are only a few days left to purchase the Love You Much bundle at 20% off! All of the items are still available in the new catalog, but not at a discount after Jan 31! See below for the details of the promotion. This is a card using the Love You Much bundle that I originally made to use as a swap card for Leadership.

I embossed the hearts and the sentiment with white embossing powder and then punched out the hearts with the Heart to Heart punch. The hearts and the sentiment are all up on dimensionals. I also added little bit of Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds on some of the hearts to give it a little sparkle.

This is also one of four projects we are making at my class on Saturday. If you purchase the bundle from me, you can attend for FREE! Contact me for details.

Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane Designer Paper
Accessories: Heart to Heart punch, Word Window punch, white embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Linen Thread, 1/16" circle punch, corner rounder, dimensionals

Friday, January 23, 2009

New Catalog!

The new Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog is here! Lot of gorgeous new stamp sets, accessories, and tools! To see the new catalog online, click HERE, or to browse the new products, click HERE.

One of the new sets from the catalog is called Sweet Stems. I've already had a chance to play with this set, and I'm loving it! This card is what I made for my floor swaps at Leadership. I'll admit that I was in a little of a rush to get all my swaps done beforeI left (you can't imagine me procrastinating can you!!), so to speed up the process I actually took an old idea of mine and just changed it up a bit.

So HERE is a card I made over two years ago (my very first card I posted on Splitcoaststampers!), and then below is the 'updated' version. Hopefully I've improved a bit in my stamping over the years! At the very least I've learned to love dimensionals. ;-)

Note: The black for the flowers and the word are embossed to give the card an extra little 'bling'. A little trick I learned a while ago, is to use Black Craft ink and then emboss with clear embossing powder (EP)--MUCH easier to use than black EP! Stray specks of clear EP just don't show as much as stray specks of black EP.

Stamps: Sweet Stems, Wonderful Favorites
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Rose Red Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: Clear EP, Blender Pens, 1/4" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, cutter kit, heat tool, embossing buddy

I also thought I would show another fun picture. One of the reasons I've been so quiet lately is that I was very fortunate to attend Stampin Up's Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida earlier this month. It was a wonderful experience! Among the many highlights was being able to meet Shelli (CEO and co-founder of Stampin Up). Shelli was truly one of the kindest, most sincere, down-to-earth people I think I've ever meet. Also very photogenic! It was truely a pleasure to meet her!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lots of Holiday

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season!! I still can't believe it is already 2009! I always look forward to a new year and the excitement it brings. I haven't done any posts in awhile, but I thought today I'd at least move all of these projects (projects we made at the 1st Annual Los Angeles Holiday Stampers' Meet-Up) from the event page to my main blog page. So if you haven't already seen these, here they are. :-)

Tree Threesome

Stamps: Baby Jesus is Born (for the sentiment)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Kraft, Whisper White Kiwi Kiss Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories: lots of Dimensionals, (dimensionals are double-stacked between the Kraft layer and the Kiwi Kiss base), Rope Twine (from the Holiday Mini Catalog)


Stamps: Snow Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Pacific Point
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Pacific Point 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Simple Nativity

Stamps: Season of Simple Grace (from the Holiday Mini Catalog)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, Summer Sun
Paper: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Alpine Ribbon Originals (from the Holiday Mini Catalog), dimensionals, cutter kit, sponge

Note: the ribbon slides off to open the card.

Hanukkah Sayings

Stamps: Shalom Sayings
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Stampin Emboss Powder, Heat tool, Silver Brads, 1/16" circle hand punch, dimensionals

Nugget Boxes

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Best Yet
Ink: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Brushed Silver, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Ski Slope Designer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Hershey's Nuggets candy

Note: I found the idea for these boxes on the Stampin Up Demonstrator Website. The idea was part of a Halloween Class idea submitted by Hillary Fetzner.

Gift Card Holders

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Punches Three
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Versamark
Paper: Kraft and Riding Hood Red Gift Notes, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose Designer Paper
Accessories: Clips Assortment, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Cutter Kit, Sponge, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Square Punch, dimensionals